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English Course Description(s)

ENGL0900 Improvement of Language Usage (3)

A course for students who are not prepared for college-level composition, emphasizing a systematic study of language usage, spelling and writing.

ENGL1035 University Writing and Research (3)

A course which enables students to sharpen analytical reading skills and, through the medium of research projects, to refine existing critical thinking and writing skills, preparing them for rigorous academic writing. It acquaints students with current information technology, library resources, and undergraduate research methods, covering the entire process of researching and writing persuasive essays. A student must earn a grade of C- or better. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL0900, or ACT English score of 20 or higher, SAT score of 27 or higher, or ACCUPLACER score of 158 or higher or equivalent.

ENGL2120 English Grammar and Usage (2)

A systematic review of the principles and practice of traditional English grammar and usage conventions. An introduction to morphology and phonology is provided.

ENGL2310 British Literature: Beowulf through the Age of Reason (3)

A survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Restoration.

ENGL2410W Major Literature of the Western World (3)

An introductory study of major literary works drawn from the European, British, and American traditions. Special emphasis is placed on literary appreciation. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1035 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher.

ENGL2430 World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Modern Era (3)

A survey of selected literature from a variety of world cultures.

ENGL3015 Topics in Writing (3)

Building on the analytical, research, and writing skills gained in ENGL1035, this course provides students the opportunity to explore further the relationships between one particular field of study, academic discipline, or topic and to write critically, engagingly, and knowledgeably about related topics to an informed audience. A student must earn a grade of C- or better. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1035 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher.

ENGL3020W Principles of Writing (3)

An advanced expository writing course emphasizing the thinking and writing skills necessary to develop an effective prose style. A general course appropriate for advanced students in any area, it is especially recommended for potential graduate students. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL1035 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher.

ENGL3210 Major Authors in American Literature (3)

A study of selected works of a major American author or authors. Some examples of course topics are: variations on the American Dream, doctors in literature, literature of the sea, small-town America, and American travel literature.

ENGL3510 Twentieth Century Poetry (3)

A study of representative British and American poetry of the twentieth century.

ENGL3740W Children's Literature (3)

A study of literature written for children, from pre-school age onward. The course samples a variety of types of literature and will prove valuable for general students, prospective teachers, or parents who wish to enrich their own background in children's literature and to develop qualitative judgment skills. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1035 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher.