English


3 Credit Hours

An introduction to expository writing through a comprehensive survey of forms of composition. Students are taught to use words with precision and strengthen their understanding and application of grammatical and rhetorical principles. Students are encouraged to appreciate and incorporate the principles of academic and professional writing.

 


3 Credit Hours

Further develops the writing, reading, and interpretive abilities introduced in ENG1105 through critical engagement with literary texts from a myriad of genres. 

Prerequisite: ENG1105

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the study of American literature focusing on the evolution and transformation of the American voice. The analysis of literature is used to develop an understanding of American culture, national identity, and ethnicity. Selections include short stories, novels, drama, and poetry.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Supports students in the development of oral communication skills. This course emphasizes the identification of good and poor speech habits, techniques for improving speech, oral interpretation, effective speech planning and delivery, and interpersonal communication.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides insight into the world of ideas through a survey of world literature. Students read and analyze essays, short stories, novels, poetry, and drama in order to develop the skills of deduction and comparison. Students identify, consider, and discuss universally relevant themes as they relate to literature.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the communication strategies and techniques needed for success in the workplace. This course covers the guidelines for the effective use of communication technology, communication challenges in diverse environments, and the process of communication within organizations and through direct public discourse.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in English. Topics vary each semester.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides a seminar on poetry and poetic analysis. By studying poetry, students can discover our commonality despite racial, ethnic, and social differences; better understand the vast and varied world around us; and experience the infinite beauty of the written word.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces a wide range of techniques in writing fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction. Students will generate original material and study texts by published authors. Emphasis is placed on workshops in which students review one another’s work.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores a wide variety of professional and creative writing modes, from personal profiles to blogging and beyond. Students build their reading, writing, and researching skills while reinforcing the fundamental concepts and current developments associated with the areas of their respective majors.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the study of narrative fiction, with particular emphasis on the short story and novel. Literary works will represent a broad range of cultural perspectives and historical eras. Students gain interpretive skills by developing a critical vocabulary and exploring the literature using various analytical methods and philosophies.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Special topics in English are studied in depth at an advanced level.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in English