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ENGL 099: Preparation for College English.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Required if English ACT score is 17 or below, or Verbal SAT score is less than 440. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary, with the development of writing skills. Special emphasis on the sentence and paragraph. (Pass/Fail)

ENGL 101: Freshman Composition I.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite English ACT score is greater than or equal to 18, or Verbal SAT score is Director of Field and Clinical Experiences. Standard course for first-year college students; the three stages of writing (prewriting, writing, and revision); writing essays in various modes; grammar review. LCCN:CENL1013

ENGL 102: Freshman Composition I.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 101 Continues work of Composition I; includes preparation of a research paper from multiple academic sources. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*. LCCN:CENL1023

ENGL 105: Freshman Composition II.
Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite English ACT score is greater than or equal to 18, or Verbal SAT score is greater than or equal to 450. Same as ENGL 101 with emphasis on usage and idiom issues specific to international students.

ENGL 210: Introduction To British Literature, Beginnings To Romantic Era
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102 Satisfies Humanities GER literature requirement and is a prerequisite for advanced courses in British literature. LCCN:CENL2103 or LCCN:CENL2123

ENGL 211: Introduction To British Literature, Romantic Era To The Present.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102 Satisfies Humanities GER literature requirement and is a prerequisite for advanced courses in British literature. LCCN:CENL2113 or LCCN:CENL2123

ENGL 212: Intro To American Literature.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102 Satisfies Humanities GER literature requirement and is a prerequisite for advanced courses in American literature. LCCN:CENL2153 or LCCN:CENL2163 or LCCN:CENL2173 or LCCN:CENL2403

ENGL 303: Technical Writing.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102 Development of technical writing skills and styles; various technical writing assignments, including a technical report.

ENGL 307: Contemporary Literacy Theory and Criticism.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 201 AND 202. A study of the major 20th-century theoretical approaches to literature.

ENGL 308: The Short Story.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210, ENGL 211 or ENGL 212 Study of the form and development of the short story.

ENGL 325: Contemporary English and American Poetry.
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210, ENGL 211 OR ENGL 212

ENGL 327: Form and Theory of Creative Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. 0-3-3 Prerequisite ENGL 384  Study of poetry and prose forms through analysis, readings, and practice.  Includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or, play/screen writing.

ENGL 336: Advanced Composition
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102. Writing longer essays in various rhetorical modes, with attention to appropriate writing styles.

ENGL 363: Scientific and Tech Presentations
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 Presenting technical information to specialized and non-technical audiences; emphasis on organization, support, and clarity of presentation; effective use of Visual materials. 

ENGL 384: Introduction To Creative Writing
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102 and ENGL 332 or Instructor's Signature Introduction to traditional contemporary forms of short fiction and poetry through the study of selected models. Students required to write in both genres. 

ENGL 400: Theories of Composition
3 Semester Credit Hours. A course designed to familiarize prospective English teachers with theories of teaching composition. (G)

ENGL 402: Women Writers
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of the development and varieties of women’s writing. (G)

ENGL 403: Chaucer
3 Semester Credit Hours. (G)

ENGL 404: Milton
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 (G) 

ENGL 327: Form and Theory of Creative Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. 0-3-3 Prerequisite ENGL 384  Study of poetry and prose forms through analysis, readings, and practice.  Includes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or, play/screen writing.

ENGL 336: Advanced Composition
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102. Writing longer essays in various rhetorical modes, with attention to appropriate writing styles.

ENGL 363: Scientific and Tech Presentations
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 Presenting technical information to specialized and non-technical audiences; emphasis on organization, support, and clarity of presentation; effective use of Visual materials. 

ENGL 384: Introduction To Creative Writing
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102 and ENGL 332 or Instructor's Signature Introduction to traditional contemporary forms of short fiction and poetry through the study of selected models. Students required to write in both genres. 

ENGL 400: Theories of Composition
3 Semester Credit Hours. A course designed to familiarize prospective English teachers with theories of teaching composition. (G)

ENGL 402: Women Writers
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of the development and varieties of women’s writing. (G)

ENGL 403: Chaucer
3 Semester Credit Hours. (G)

ENGL 404: Milton
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 (G) 

ENGL 406: World Masterpieces
3 Semester Credit Hours. Survey of major non-English literary texts in the Western Tradition. (G)

ENGL 408: American Poetry
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212. Study of major poets from the Puritans to the contemporary period. (G) 

ENGL 409: American Fiction/19th Century
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of the rise of American fiction through Henry James. (G) 

ENGL 410: The 18th Cent. British Novel
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 211 Study of the rise of the British novel from its inception to the end of the 18th century. (G) 

ENGL 411: The 19th Cent. British Novel
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 211. Study of the development of the British novel from Austen to the end of the nineteenth century. (G) 

ENGL 412: The 20th Cent. British Novel
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 211. Study of the development of the British novel from the Edwardian Period to the present. (G) 

ENGL 413: The Romantic Period
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 211 Study of the major writers of the age. (G) 

ENGL 414: The Victorian Period
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 211 Study of the major writers of the age. (G) 

ENGL 415: Shakespeare
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 OR ENGL 211 The major plays and the poems. (Same as SPTH 415.) (G)

ENGL 421: Classical Theory and Rhetoric
3 Semester Credit Hours. Survey of the development of rhetoric from Ancient Greece and Rome to current theories and practice. (G) 

ENGL 422: The English Language
3 Semester Credit Hours. Primarily a course in the history of the language. (G) 

ENGL 424: Southern Literature
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of the works of writers who have interpreted the American South, with emphasis on the authors of the Southern Renaissance. (G) 

ENGL 426: Spanish Lit in Engl Translation
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Representative works of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; repeatable for credit with different course content. May not be counted towards a major or minor in Spanish. Also listed as SPAN 426. (G)

ENGL 428: French Lit in Engl Translation
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Representative works of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; repeatable for credit with different course content. May not be counted towards a major or minor in French. Also listed as FREN 428. (G) 

ENGL 429: American Fiction/ 20th Century
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of the American Century” as reflected in representative novels and short stories. (G)”  

ENGL 430: African American Literature
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of the development of African American writing, with emphasis on the period from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. 

ENGL 434: Amer Lit: Beginnings To 1865
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of American literature from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. (G) 

ENGL 435: Amer Lit: 1865 To World War II
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of American literature from Reconstruction through World War II. (G) 

ENGL 436: Amer Lit: World War II To Present
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 212 Study of American literature from World War II to the present. (G)  

ENGL 437: Medieval Engl Lit (Excl Chaucer)
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 Study of the variety and themes of English literature from its beginnings to the sixteenth century, excluding Chaucer. (G)

ENGL 438: 16th Century English Literature
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 (G)

ENGL 439: 17th Century English Literature
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 (G) 

ENGL 440: 18th Century English Literature
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 (G)

ENGL 450: Capstone Course
1 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite Senior Standing. Issues important to English majors, including job opportunities, graduate school requirements, and marketing oral and written communications skills. 

ENGL 452: The Literature of The Bible
3 Semester Credit Hours. A survey of literary genres of the Old and New Testaments, focusing on the poetic and/or narrative art of each. (G) 

ENGL 455: Modern British Literature
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 210 OR 211. Study of the poetry, plays, and fiction from the early 20th century to World War II. (G)

ENGL 456: Contemporary British Literature
3 Semester Credit Hours. 0-3-3 Prerequisite ENGL 210 or ENGL 211.  Study of the poetry, plays, and fiction from World War II to the present. (G) (IER) 

ENGL 459: Tech Writing/ Scientific Method
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303. Study of scientific thought, methodologies, and rhetorical strategies; application to style and structure in technical discourse. (G)

ENGL 460: Advanced Technical Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 Emphasis on longer reports and specialized forms of technical writing, such as manuals. (G) 

ENGL 461: Technical Writing for Publication
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 Writing articles for scientific and technical journals, with emphasis on audience analysis and appropriate style.

ENGL 462: Technical Editing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 The work of an editor, including editing a text, planning projects and working with authors, illustrators, and production workers. 

ENGL 464: Occupational Technical Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 Preparing the technical writer to plan and conduct training sessions within the organization and to supervise others engaged in writing tasks. 

ENGL 465: Specification, Bid, Grant, and Proposal Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 Writing specifications, bids, grants, and proposals; emphasis on audience analysis, organization, and writing style.

ENGL 466: Technical Writing Internship
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 and permission of Department Head. On-the-job experience for the technical writing student; intended to give supervised practice under realistic working conditions. Internships are to be arranged individually. 

ENGL 467: Spec Prob in Tech Communications
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite Permission of department head The selection, study and writing of special problems. Students will work on individual projects under direct supervision. (G)

ENGL 468: Readings in Scientific and Technical Communications
3 Semester Credit Hour. Prerequisite ENGL 303 Study of the current material written about technical communication, with a reading and critical analysis of various technological journals.

ENGL 469: Graphics in Technical Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303. Theory and practice of illustrating texts, with emphasis on electronic media to integrate nonverbal and written materials.

ENGL 475: Special Topics
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Seminar with topic to be designated by the instructor. May be repeated once with different topic. (G) 

ENGL 480: Science Fiction
3 Semester Credit Hours. Study of science fiction within the context of modern literature, including short stories, novels and films. (G) 

ENGL 482: Folklore Studies
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 102 Study of folklore theory and genres in culture and literature with topics ranging from verbal arts to ritual and belief. (G)

ENGL 484: Advanced Creative Writing
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite English 384 or instructor’s permission Workshop format includes intensive criticism of student writing in short fiction or poetry with emphasis on submission for publication. (G) 

ENGL 491: Advanced Expository Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Writing essays and reports for professional publication; focus on style, format, and editing manuscripts. (G) 

ENGL 500: Teaching College Composition
3 Semester Credit Hours. Preparation for teaching Developmental English and Freshman English; includes theory, research, technology, and pedagogy related to college composition.

ENGL 515: Shakespeare Seminar
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite English 415 or its equivalent Study of Shakespeare texts and background writings of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods. Repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content. 

ENGL 520: Seminar in Composition
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Selected reading and research topics in composition studies. Repeatable for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

ENGL 560: Seminar in Technical Writing
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Selected reading and research topics in technical writing theory and practice. Repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content. 

ENGL 561: Technical Writing for Publication
3 Semester Credit Hours. Write articles and annotated bibliographies for scientific and technical journals, with emphasis on audience analysis and appropriate style. Design and edit online publication. 

ENGL 562: Technical Editing
3 Semester Credit Hours. The work of an editor, including editing traditional and electronic texts; planning projects; managing multiple editors; and working with authors, illustrators, and production workers. 

ENGL 515: Shakespeare Seminar
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite English 415 or its equivalent Study of Shakespeare texts and background writings of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods. Repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content. 

ENGL 520: Seminar in Composition
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Selected reading and research topics in composition studies. Repeatable for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

ENGL 560: Seminar in Technical Writing
3 (6) Semester Credit Hours. Selected reading and research topics in technical writing theory and practice. Repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content. 

ENGL 561: Technical Writing for Publication
3 Semester Credit Hours. Write articles and annotated bibliographies for scientific and technical journals, with emphasis on audience analysis and appropriate style. Design and edit online publication. 

ENGL 562: Technical Editing
3 Semester Credit Hours. The work of an editor, including editing traditional and electronic texts; planning projects; managing multiple editors; and working with authors, illustrators, and production workers. 

ENGL 564: Occupational Technical Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Preparing the technical writer to understand the theory and practice of creating effective training sessions, with an emphasis on audience, task, and need analyses.

ENGL 565: Specification, Bid, Grant, and Proposal Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Writing specifications, bids, grants, and proposals; emphasis on parts of the proposal and writing strategies for effective proposals. 

ENGL 566: Seminar in Technical Writing Internship
3-6 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 and Permission of Department Head. On-the-job experience in technical writing; supervised practice under realistic work conditions, 15-40 hours per week. Requires completion of individually arranged internship and final multimedia report. May only be taken for up to 6 credit hours.

ENGL 566C: Seminar in Technical Writing Internship
3 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 and Permission of Department Head. On-the-job experience in technical writing; supervised practice under realistic work conditions, 15-40 hours per week. Requires completion of individually arranged internship and final multimedia report. May only be taken for up to 6 credit hours.

ENGL 566F: Seminar in Technical Writing Internship
6 Semester Credit Hours. Prerequisite ENGL 303 and Permission of Department Head. On-the-job experience in technical writing; supervised practice under realistic work conditions, 15-40 hours per week. Requires completion of individually arranged internship and final multimedia report. May only be taken for up to 6 credit hours.

ENGL 568: Readings in Scientific and Technical Communications
3 Semester Credit Hours. Study of historical and current technical communication literature through the lens of gender, technology, and research methodologies. 

ENGL 569: Graphics in Technical Writing
3 Semester Credit Hours. Theory and practice of illustrating texts, with emphasis on designing larger documents (catalogs, manuals, multilayered webpages, electronic learning modules) for overall effectiveness. 

ENGL 575: Special Topics
3 (9) Semester Credit Hours. Graduate seminar with a topic to be designated by the instructor. May be repeated twice for credit with change in topics. 

ENGL 583: Seminar in British Literature
3 (9) Semester Credit Hours. Reading and research topics in British literature. May be repeated twice for credit with change in topics.

ENGL 584: Seminar in American Literature
3 (9) Semester Credit Hours. Reading and research topics in American literature. May be repeated twice for credit with change in topics. 

ENGL 591: Lit Research and Bibliography
3 Semester Credit Hours. Focuses upon methodology of scholarship, stressing various kinds of literary problems and approaches to their solutions; emphasis on descriptive and analytical bibliography. 

ENGL 650: MandM Sec School English


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