English

En 100: Introduction to College English 

Basics of sentence structure, including parts of speech, sentence patterns, phrases and clauses. Emphasis on effective paragraph construction. Required of students with English ACT score 14 or below. Not open to those with English ACT score 15 or above. Not applicable toward associate or baccalaureate English requirement.

Prerequisites: En Place Test or ACT below 15.

En 101: Composition & Grammar 

Review of sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, paragraph development and essay organization. Emphasis on expository writing. Required of students with English ACT score between 15 and 25. Not open to those with English ACT score above 25. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: En 100, Placement Test or ACT 15-25.

En 102: Composition & Rhetoric 

Introduction to academic writing emphasizing argumentation, research, documentation and style; centering on the library paper. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: En 101, Placement Test or ACT 26+.

En 103: Composition & Literature 

Critical writing using literary analysis. Discussion of literature by genres and according to basic literary critical concepts and terminology. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisite: En 102.

En 202: British Literature to 1688 

A historical and critical survey of British literature from Beowulf to 1688.

Prerequisite: En 103.

En 203: British Literature since 1688 

A historical and critical survey of British literature from 1688 to the present.

Prerequisite: En 103.

En 204: American Literature since 1607 

A historical and critical survey of American literature from colonial times to the present. Education majors only.

Prerequisite: En 103.

En 205: American Literature 1607-1865 

A historical and critical survey of American literature from colonial times to 1865.

Prerequisite: En 103.

En 206: American Literature since 1865 

A historical and critical survey of American literature from 1865 to the present.

Prerequisite: En 103.

En 300: Literary Criticism 

Critical principles, approaches and technical concepts and terms important in the interpretation and evaluation of literature. Practice in the criticism of specific works.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 380: Classical & Medieval Literature 

Classical and medieval continental literature most influential upon English writers. In English translation.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 381: Modern World Literature 

Major European and Latin American literature since the Middle Ages, including works in translation.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 415: Multiethnic Literature 

Multiethnic American and world literatures, including works in translation.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 461: British Novel 

A critical and historical survey of the British novel from its beginnings to 1914, focusing on representative works of major British novelists.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 462: American Novel 

A critical and historical survey of the American novel from its beginnings to 1914, focusing on representative works of major American novelists.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 479: English Seminar 

Introduction to research tools in English and contemporary trends in literary criticism. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major.

En 503: Chaucer 

Poems representative of Chaucer's three literary periods, with primary emphasis upon Canterbury Tales and Troylus and Criseyde . No previous training in Middle English required.

Prerequisite: En 202.

En 504: Milton 

The poetry and prose of John Milton, with primary emphasis upon Paradise Lost.

Prerequisite: En 202.

En 505: Modern Poetry 

Major British and American poetry from 1914 to 1945.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 506: Modern Fiction 

Major British and American fiction from 1914 to 1945.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 507: Twentieth Century Drama 

Major American and European drama during the last century, inclusive of the forerunners Ibsen and Chekhov.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 508: History of the English Language

The English language from the time of earliest records, with emphasis on major external influences and internal changes that have shaped our present language. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major.

Prerequisite: En 103.

En 509: Structure of Modern English 

The phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of English according to the most significant theoretical approaches; and some applications of this knowledge for teaching native and non-native speakers effective use of oral and written language. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major.

Prerequisite: En 103.

En 510: Advanced Grammar for TESL 

Concentration on areas of English structure that are most important in teaching English as a second language. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major.

Prerequisites: Li 301, En 509.

En 511: Shakespeare: Early Plays 

Selected histories, comedies and early tragedies inclusive of Hamlet .

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 512: Shakespeare: Late Plays 

Selected comedies, late romances and major tragedies exclusive of Hamlet .

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 513: The Bible as Literature 

Literary approaches to the understanding and appreciation of the Bible with emphasis upon its unique status as the supernaturally inspired written revelation of God.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 516: Teaching English as a Second Language 

Theory and techniques for teaching oral and written English to students whose native language is not English. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major.

Prerequisite: En 509.

En 517: TESL Practicum 

Supervised structured experiences in a school setting with students whose native language is not English. School placement may vary according to the student's area of primary interest: K-5, 6-8 or 9-12. Students will observe, tutor individuals and small groups, help the mentor teacher with various instructional activities, and teach at least three short lessons to a class. A minimum of 20 clock hours of acceptable activities is required. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major.

Prerequisites: En 510, En 516.

En 521: Sixteenth Century Literature 

English literature from 1485 to 1603 inclusive of Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: En 202.

En 522: Seventeenth Century Literature 

English literature from 1603 to 1688 exclusive of Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: En 202.

En 525: Contemporary Poetry 

Major British and American poetry from 1945 to the present.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 526: Contemporary Fiction 

Major British and American fiction from 1945 to the present.

Prerequisites: En 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 Prereq.

En 531: Eighteenth Century Literature 

British literature from 1688 to 1789.

Prerequisite: En 203.

En 532: British Romantic Literature 

British literature from 1789 to 1832.

Prerequisite: En 203.

En 533: Victorian Literature 

British literature from 1832 to 1914.

Prerequisite: En 203.

En 541: Early American Literature 

American literature to 1820.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 205 Prerequisite.

En 542: American Romantic Literature 

American literature from 1820 to 1865.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 205 Prerequisite.

En 543: American Realistic Literature 

American literature from 1865 to 1914 inclusive of naturalism.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 206 Prerequisite.

En 596: European Studies: Drama 

A study tour of Greece, Italy and England designed to acquaint students with the historical and cultural background of significant European and English dramas, expose them to dramatic production history and architecture, and give them opportunities to attend selected productions.

En 597: Field Work: TESL 

Practical experience teaching English as a second language in a foreign country . Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major.

En 598: European Studies: English Literature 

Study tour of England, Scotland and Wales designed to include locations representing British literature from medieval to modern writings.

En 599: American Studies: Literature 

Study tour of the Eastern United States designed to include locations representing the American literary heritage.

En 600: Literary Research 

Introduction to the tools and techniques of literary scholarship.

En 620: Medieval English Literature 

Studies in Old and Middle English literature.

Prerequisite: En 508.

En 621: The Tudor Renaissance 

Studies in English literature from 1485 to 1603.

En 622: The Later Renaissance 

Studies in English literature from 1603 to 1688.

En 631: Neoclassicism 

Studies in British literature from 1688 to 1785.

En 632: British Romanticism 

Studies in British literature from 1785 to 1832.

En 633: Victorianism 

Studies in British literature from 1832 to 1914.

En 641: Colonial & Revolutionary Writers 

Studies in American literature from the beginnings to 1820.

En 642: American Romanticism 

Studies in American literature from 1820 to 1865.

En 643: American Realism 

Studies in American literature from 1865 to 1914.

En 651: Twentieth Century British Literature 

Studies in twentieth century British literature from 1914 onward.

En 652: Twentieth Century American Literature 

Studies in twentieth century American literature from 1914 onward.

En 681: Writing Theory 

A critical survey of current composition theory in relation to a Christian philosophy of communication and with practical applications to student writing.

En 682: Literary Theory: The Tradition 

Major texts of literary theory from Plato to Eliot.

En 683: Literary Theory: The Modern Era 

Major texts of recent and contemporary literary theory.

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