Course Descriptions

English (ENG)  ♦  Learning Skills (ENR)  ♦  Theatre  (THE)  ♦  Graduate Courses: English (ENG), Creative Writing (ENW), & Theatre (THE)


English (ENG)

ENG 080: Academic Reading and Writing I (3) A
This course emphasizes integration of skills and strategies for academic reading and writing, including comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and development, and the  conventions of academic texts. Taken by referral only. 3 Lec/2 Lab.

ENG 085: Academic Reading and Writing II (3) A
This course emphasizes integration of skills and strategies for academic reading and writing, including reading critically, writing analytically, and reading and writing  to learn. Taken by referral only. 3 Lec/2 Lab.

ENG 090: Basic Writing (3) I, II
Focuses on academic writing. Provides strategies for improving content, organization, voice, reading to write, and editing from sentences to essays. Exit exam  required. ACT English subscore 14 or lower.

ENG 095: Developmental Composition (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 090 or ACT English subscore of 15-17. Focuses on academic writing. Provides strategies for improving content, organization, voice, reading to write,  and editing in analytical essays and reports. Exit exam required.

ENG 095R: Developmental Reading and Writing II (3), I, II.
Prerequisite: ENG 090 or ACT English and Reading sub-scores of 16 or above. Focuses on critical reading and academic writing. Provides strategies for comprehending and analyzing source material and integrating sources with written work, with an emphasis on thesis development, organization, voice and style.

ENG 099: Intensive Writing Review (3) A
An intensive review of writing skills with special emphasis on audience analysis, invention of ideas, composing, writing, and editing strategies for the production of a  substantial portfolio. Taken only by recommendation of college dean. Institutional credit when exit level attained; cannot be used for graduation.

ENG 100: English for Non-Native Speakers (3) A
Review and practice of English for non-native speakers. Review of English grammar with intensive practice of academic language skills in listening, speaking, reading,  and writing. Required of non-native speakers on basis of department placement exam. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

ENG 101: Reading, Writing and Rhetoric (3) I, II
A writing course developing critical reading skills while integrating and responding to varied sources; composing texts including summaries, analyses, evaluations, responses, and arguments;  emphasizing style, organization, coherence, purpose, and persuasion for different audiences. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for 101R. General Education Element 1A.

ENG 101R: Reading, Writing and Rhetoric (Supported) (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ACT score of 17 on both English and Reading. A writing course developing critical reading skills while integrating and responding to varied sources; composing texts including summaries, analyses, evaluations, responses, and arguments; emphasizing style, organization, coherence, purpose, and persuasion for different audiences. Students who fail the class will take ENR 095 and ENG 095. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ENG 101 General Education Element 1A.

ENG 102: Research, Writing and Rhetoric (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 (or equivalent). A writing course refining components of ENG 101 studying information sources and research methods; accessing, critically reading, evaluating, integrating, and documenting primary and secondary sources; utilizing information technology forinquiry, analysis, and argumentation. General Education Element 1B.

ENG 105: First Year Writing Seminar (3, 6) I, II
Prerequisite: ACT English subscore of 28 or SAT verbal score of 660 or above. Accelerated writing course, emphasizing critical reading and rhetorical approaches for various purposes and audiences. Students will access, evaluate, integrate, and document primary and secondary sources while utilizing information technology for inquiry, analysis, and argumentation. Proficiency exam required.  Students graded “A” or “B” will receive six hours credit for ENG 105; students with “C” or “D” will receive three hours credit for ENG 105 and must take ENG 102. Gen. Ed. E-1A; Gen. Ed. IA (IB) [WC].

ENG 106: Writing Workshop: ______ (1) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 101, 105, or departmental approval. A course intended to develop writing abilities through practice in writing processes for varied topics; reading and  discussion of rhetoric, grammar, etc. appropriate for the selected topic. Primarily individualized instruction in workshop conditions. May be retaken with different  topics to a maximum of three credit hours.

ENG 200: Topics in English: ______ (1‑3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Introduction to areas of literature, writing, and language use through selected topics. Designed primarily for non‑English  majors; may be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours.

ENG 208W: Literature and the Environment (3) A.
Cross-listed as ENV 208W. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Writing-intensive study of the human-environmental connection as expressed in literature, including attention to environmental sustainability and personal  responsibility to the natural world within larger social and ethical values. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 208W and ENV 208W. Gen Ed. Element 3B.

ENG 210: Enjoying Literature (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Understanding and enjoying the distinctive aesthetic qualities, forms and meanings of literary works within ethical and  cultural contexts. Gen. Ed. IIIB or VII (AH). Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 210 and 210W. [AH].

ENG 210W: Enjoying Literature (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Understanding and enjoying the distinctive aesthetic qualities, forms and meanings of literary works within ethical and  cultural contexts. Gen. Ed. IIIB or VII (AH). [AH]. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 210 and 210W.

ENG 211: Survey of World Literature I (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Selected readings from masterpieces of world literature from ancient times through the Renaissance. Gen. Ed. IIIB or VII (AH).  [AH]. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 211 and 211W.

ENG 211W: Survey of World Literature I (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105(B) or HON 102. Selected readings from masterpieces of world literature from ancient times through the Renaissance. Gen. Ed. IIIB or VII  (AH). [AH]. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 211 and 211W.

ENG 212: Survey of World Literature II (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Selected readings from masterpieces of world literature from the 17th century to the present. Gen. Ed. IIIB or VII (AH). [AH].  Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 212 and 212W.

ENG 212W: World Literature II (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Selected readings from masterpieces of world literature from the 17th century to the present. Gen. Ed. IIIB or VII (AH).  [AH]. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 212 and 212W.

ENG 242: Introduction to a Genre: ______ (2) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Readings in either the novel, poetry, or short story; special emphasis on understanding and enjoying the literature. Designed primarily for non‑English majors; may be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours.

ENG 300: Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Introductory course in principles of effective writing for professions and technical fields. Experience in writing with technology for various purposes and audiences relevant to students’ career interests. Special sections arranged in cooperation with professional programs. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 300 and 300S.

ENG 300S:  Intro to Tech/Prof Writing (Service Learning) (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Introductory course in principles of effective writing for professions and technical fields.  Experience in writing with technology for various purposes and audiences relevant to students’ career interests. Students will work on writing projects with schools or other non-profit organizations.  Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 300 and ENG 300S.

ENG 301: Advanced Composition (3) I, IIa
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Refinement of writing skills; application of rhetoric in expository and argumentative writings; planning and writing a  research paper.

ENG 302: Principles of Literary Study (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Introduction to the genres of poetry, short fiction, and drama, as well as to the traditional literary devices, the major critical  approaches, and several bibliographical tools.

ENG 303: Advanced Composition for Teachers (3) I, II
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102 (or 105). Develops students as writers and as teachers of writing through experiences in writing workshop, portfolio assessment, teaching strategies for writing, and career-oriented inquiry in theoretical context. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 303 and ENG 301.

ENG 306: Introduction to Creative Writing (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Introduction to fundamentals of short story, poetry, play, or personal essay writing.

ENG 308: Autobiographical Literature (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Discussion of American, British, Continental, and non‑Western autobiographies and modern theories of autobiographical  writing.

ENG 334: Modern Poetry (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Survey of representative British and American poets from Hopkins and Dickinson to the present.

ENG 335: Modern Drama (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Study of representative modern plays from Ibsen to the present. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH) [AH]. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 335 and ENG 335W.

ENG 335W:  Modern Drama (3)
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Study of representative modern plays from Ibsen to the present. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 335W and ENG 335. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH)  [AH].

ENG 337: Biblical Narrative and Verse (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Study of selected narratives and verse from the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament from distinctly literary  perspectives.

ENG 340: Mythology (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Study of selected myths through historical, psychological, and literary approaches.

ENG 343: Science Fiction (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. A survey of science fiction from Mary Shelley to the present.

ENG 344: Mystery and Detective Fiction (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. History of mystery and detective fiction. Study of the genre’s basic characteristics as well as its cultural ramifications.

ENG 345: Literature and Film (3) A
Cross listed as COM 345. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. An examination of the relationship between film and literature through a comparative study  of the stylistic and technical elements of the two media. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 345 and COM 345.

ENG 346: Fantasy Literature (3) A.
Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105(B), or HON 102. A study of selected works of fantasy from the nineteenth century to the present. May include study of subgenres such as kunstmärchen, epic fantasy, “weird” fiction, dark fantasy/horror and magical realism .

ENG 347: Special Studies in English: ______ (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Specialized study of selected topics not available in more traditional course offerings. Designed primarily for English  majors/minors. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours.

ENG 349: Applied Learning in English (1‑8) A
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. Total hours: eight,  associate; sixteen, baccalaureate. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit.

ENG 349 A-N: Cooperative Study: English (1-8) A
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. Total hours: eight,  associate; sixteen, baccalaureate. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit.

ENG 350: American Literature I (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. A study of selected works by representative authors reflecting the chronological development of American literature from its beginnings to 1865.

ENG 351: American Literature II (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. A study of selected works by representative authors reflecting the chronological development of American literature  from 1865 to the present. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 351 and ENG 351W.

ENG 351W: American Literature II (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. A study of selected works by representative authors reflecting the chronological development of American literature from 1865 to the present. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 351W and ENG 351.

ENG 352: English Literature I (3) I
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. A study of selected works by representative authors reflecting the chronological development of English literature from its beginnings through the eighteenth century.

ENG 353: English Literature II (3) II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Study of representative modern plays from Ibsen to the present. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH) [AH]. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 335W and ENG 335.

ENG 353W: English Literature II (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105(B) or HON 102. A study of selected works by representative authors reflecting the chronological development of English literature from the Romantic period to the present. Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 353W and ENG 353.

ENG 359: Kentucky Literature (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Study of Kentucky’s literary tradition from its beginning to the present; emphasis on Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Allen Tate, Harriet Arnow, and Robert Penn Warren.

ENG 360: Literatures of Africa (3) A
Cross listed as AFA 360. Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105 (B), or HON 102. Survey of the genres and components of African literature, oral and written; study of how  key concepts in African thought, culture and experiences are reflected in the literatures composed by writers from Africa or of African origin. Credit will not be  awarded for both ENG 360 and AFA 360. Gen. Ed. Element 6

ENG 361: African-American Literature (3) A
Cross listed as AFA 361. Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105 (B), or HON 102. Survey of selected works of African-American literary traditions. Credit will not be awarded  to students who have credit for AFA 361 or ENG 342. Gen. Ed. Element 6.

ENG 362: North American Native Literature (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105 (B), or HON 102. A study of representative literature written by North American Native authors. Gen. Ed. Element 6.

ENG 363: Latin American/Latino Literature (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Survey of Latin American literature in translation and selected works by Latina/o writers. Gen. Ed. Element 6.

ENG 364: Women’s Literature (3) A
Cross listed as WGS 364. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Study of selected literature by women writers from varying cultures, genres, and periods.  Credits will not be awarded to students who have credit for WGS 364 or ENG 535. Gen. Ed. Element 6.

ENG 365: Appalachian Literature (3) I
Cross-listed as APP 365. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105(B) or HON 102. Study of selected Appalachian artists, with emphasis on interdisciplinary, cultural, and aesthetic concerns raised in works by writers such as Arnow, Berry, and Still. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for: ENG 365W, APP 365, or APP 365W. Gen. Ed. Element 3B and 6.

ENG 365W: Appalachian Literature (3) I.
Cross-listed as APP 365W. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105(B) or HON 102. Writing-intensive study of selected Appalachian artists, with emphasis on interdisciplinary, cultural, and aesthetic concerns raised in works by writers such as Arnow, Berry, and Still. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ENG 365, APP 365 or APP 365W. Gen. Ed. Element 3B and 6.

ENG 366: Queer Theory and Literatures (3) A
Cross-listed as WGS 366. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. Examination of trends in Queer Theory; study of major contributors to the field such as Foucault, Butler, and Sedgwick; application of theoretical models to literary and cinematic texts. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for WGS 366. Gen. Ed. E-6.

ENG 367: African Caribbean Literatures (3) A
Cross listed as AFA 367. A study of selected literatures written by Caribbean writers of African descent. Credit will not be awarded for both AFA 367 and ENG 367. Gen. Ed. Element 6.

ENG 374: Shakespeare at War (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. An exploration of the causes and consequences of war in a selection of Shakespeare’s plays. Students will also examine how political power is gained, kept, and lost through warfare in these plays.

ENG 375: Shakespeare at War (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102. An exploration of the causes and consequences of war in a selection of Shakespeare’s plays. Students will also examine how political power is gained, kept, and lost through warfare in these plays.

ENG 386W: War & Peace in Lit Since 1900 (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 105(B) or HON 102. An exploration of themes of war and peace in literature since 1900, structured chronologically, beginning with  World War I and moving into the contemporary world.

ENG 400: Advanced Technical Writing and Document Production (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 300. Advanced in technical communication. Emphasis on theories of technical writing and writing with  technology, document development using electronic literacies.

ENG 402: Critical Theory & Research Methods (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 301, 302. Introduction to literary/critical theory with an historical framework, and to research methods for the academic professional.  Particularly recommended for students planning to go on to graduate school.

ENG 405: Introduction to Composition Studies (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301. An introductory course surveying theories of composition and applying these theories to the instruction of  composition.

ENG 406: Topics in Creative Writing: _____ (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 301, 306. Specialized study of a selected genre (e.g., poetry, short story, screenplay) or approach to creative writing. Theory and practice. May be retaken to a maximum of nine hours provided each topic is different.

ENG 407: Poetry Writing Workshop (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 306. Advanced study in the techniques of writing poetry.

ENG 408: Advanced Fiction Workshop (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 306. Advanced writing workshop in fiction, with supplementary reading in genre. Weekly writing and critiques of student work. Analysis of the  writing market.

ENG 409: Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 306 or departmental approval. Theory, models, and advanced practice in such areas as autobiographical writing, the personal essay, “on  assignment” research projects, and interviewing techniques.

ENG 410: Grammar, Traditional and Modern (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102. Grammatical structure of American English and present‑day terminology used to describe that structure; analysis of the linguistic and grammatical theories underlying contemporary grammar texts.

ENG 420: Stylistics, Editing, Publishing (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 301. Development of prose style through analysis, practice, and editing. Fundamentals of online and hard-copy publishing, including surveying the markets, and preparing and submitting manuscripts.

ENG 430: Dramatic Literature (3) A
Cross listed as THE 430. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. Survey of the major periods and genres of worlddramatic literature, from the Greeks to the present;  selected readings from the major playwrights, critics, and theorists. Credit will not be awarded for both  ENG 430 and THE 430.

ENG 440: Young Adult Literature (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. A survey of literature for young adults intended for Secondary English Teaching majors. Critical approaches will be applied to contemporary and significant early texts. Pedagogical approaches will be modeled.

ENG 452: American Romanticism (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. A study of the 19th century Romantic movement, concentrating on selected major authors through Whitman.

ENG 454: American Realism (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. A study of the American Realistic movement from the late nineteenth century  through the 20th century, concentrating upon selected major authors from Twain to the present.

ENG 455: American Fiction Since 1900 (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. Survey of representative American novels and short stories of the twentieth  and twenty-first centuries.

ENG 470: Chaucer and His Age (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. A study of selections from Chaucer, the Pearl poet, Langland, Malory,  medieval drama, and lyrics.

ENG 472: Renaissance Literature (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. A study of Tudor poetry and prose and Elizabethan and early Stuart drama, exclusive of Shakespeare.

ENG 474: Shakespeare (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. Study of Elizabethan England as a background for Shakespeare’s works;  extensive reading of several plays; intensive reading of selected drama and poetry.

ENG 476: Milton and His Age (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. A study of Milton’s works, Cavalier and Metaphysical Poetry, the masque,  and prose of the period.

ENG 478: Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. British poetry, prose, and drama of the Restoration and 18th century with  emphasis on Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Johnson.

ENG 480: Romantic Literature (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. Survey of British poetry, essays, and fiction of the Romantic period.

ENG 482: Victorian Literature (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. Survey of British poetry, essays, and fiction of the Victorian period.

ENG 485: British Fiction Since 1900 (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. Survey of representative British novels and short stories of the twentieth and  twenty-first centuries.

ENG 490: Creative Writing Capstone (3) I, II
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Portfolio creation, assessment, and career guidance.

ENG 491: Technical Writing Capstone (3) I, II
Prerequisites: ENG 300 and junior status. Provides professional technical writing experience by placing students in appropriate positions with area businesses and industries.

ENG 492: English Literature Capstone (3) A
Prerequisites: senior status. A review of literary figures, periods, and concepts. Study of techniques of literary criticism and/or theory, Major revision of an analytical paper. Discussion of graduate school and career options in the major.

ENG 495: Independent Study (1‑3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302; or departmental approval. Individual study and/or research on a problem pertaining to literature or  language. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.

ENG 500: Topics in Professional Writing: ______ (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302, and one additional ENG course; or departmental approval. Study and practice in selected areas of  professional writing. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours. If subtopic is “Writing for the Popular Media,” no credit to students with JOU  480.

ENG 502: Advanced Creative Writing (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, and departmental approval. Open to students who desire to have their manuscripts criticized; fiction, drama,  poetry, biography, or the informal essay accepted; guest lectures and discussion with writers in residence.

ENG 503: Creative Writing Workshop (1) A
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102 (or 105), 301, and departmental approval. One week course of lectures and discussions by faculty and visiting lecturers. Each student must submit a short story, a one-act play, four poems, or equivalent. May be retaken for a maximum of three hours.

ENG 504: Creative Writing Mentorship (2) SUMMER ONLY
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 503. Corresponding with instructor online and in conference, students will continue to develop projects begun in ENG 503.

ENG 510: Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102, and one additional ENG course. An introduction to current linguistic theory and practice.

ENG 515: English as a Second Language (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; and ENG 510 or departmental approval. Study of theories advanced to explain the learning of English as a second language.

ENG 520: History of the English Language (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102, and one additional ENG course. Study of the history of the English language in terms of social, historical, and linguistic forces from which it developed into modern English.

ENG 530: Topics in a Genre: ______ (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102; ENG 301, 302, and one additional literature course; or departmental approval. Study of a designated literary genre,  such as the novel, epic poetry, classical drama, or a popular literature genre. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours.

ENG 550: Topics in Literature: ______  (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 or HON 102, ENG 301, 302, and one additional literature course. An intensive study of a particular aspect of literature such as a  theme, a movement, or contemporary directions/ experiments. May be retaken with a different topic to a maximum of six hours.


Learning Skills (ENR)

ENR 090: Developmental Reading I (3) I, II
Focuses on improving reading skills by developing vocabulary and active reading strategies such as previewing, organizing information, and identifying main  ideas and supporting details. ACT reading subscore 14 or lower.

ENR 095: Developmental Reading II (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ENR 090 or ACT reading subscore 15-17. Focuses on developing comprehension skills. Systematic methods for learning college-level vocabulary,  analyzing structure and ideas of written materials, and developing critical reading skills.

ENR 112: Academic Literacy and Learning (3) I, II
Prerequisite: completion of all ENR developmental requirements and 59 hours or fewer. Provides practice in critical reading of arts and humanities texts. Students  examine ways that writers express culturally relevant themes and concepts in various genres. Emphasis on strategic reading, writing, and learning practices. Gen.  Ed. VII (AH).

ENR 115: Learning Dynamics (1) I, II
Five‑week course concentrates on learning techniques for efficient and effective study of college reading materials. Emphasis on learning, storing, and retrieving  information. Credit will not be awarded for both ENR 115 and ENR 112.

ENR 116: Strategies for College Reading (1) I, II
Prerequisites: ACT reading sub-score 18 or higher or ENR 095 or equivalent. Registration restricted to Freshmen and Sophomores. Five‑week course concentrates  on developing reading comprehension, analysis, rate, and vocabulary in various disciplines.

ENR 201: Vocabulary Development (2) I, II
Mastery of wide range college‑level vocabulary for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Instructions in using context and Greek and Latin elements to unlock  meaning. Includes practice in solving verbal analogies.

ENR 205: Topics in Reading: ______ (1‑3) A
Instruction focused on specific areas of reading and studying through selected topics.


Graduate Courses

English (ENG)  ♦  English Creative Writing (ENW)  ♦  Theatre (THE)


ENG 700: Topics in Professional Writing: ______ (3) A
Study and practice in selected areas of professional writing. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours. If subtopic is “Writing for the Popular  Media,” no credit given to students who have credit for JOU 480.

ENG 702: Advanced Creative Writing (3) A
Open to students who desire to have their manuscripts criticized: fiction, drama, poetry, biography, or the informal essay accepted; guest lectures by and discussion  with writers in residence.

ENG 703: Creative Writing Workshop (1) A
Prerequisite: departmental approval. One-week course of lectures and discussions by faculty and visiting lecturers. Each student must submit a short story, a  one-act play, four poems, or equivalent. May be retaken for a maximum of three hours. Students having received credit for this course at the 500 level may take this  course for a maximum of six hours, including the undergraduate credit.

ENG 704: Creative Writing Mentorship (2) SUMMER ONLY
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 703. Corresponding with instructor on-line and in conference, students will further develop advanced projects begun in ENG 703.

ENG 710: Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3) A
An introduction to current linguistic theory and practice.

ENG 715: English as a Second Language (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 510, 710, or departmental approval. Study of theories advanced to explain the learning of English as a second language.

ENG 720: History of the English Language (3) A
Study of the history of the English language in terms of social, historical, and linguistic forces from which it developed into modern English.

ENG 730: Topics in Genre: ______ (3) A
Study of a designated literary genre, such as the rise of the novel, epic poetry, classical drama, or a popular literature genre. May be retaken with different topics to a  maximum of six hours.

ENG 750: Topics in Literature: ______ (3) A
An intensive study of a particular aspect of literature such as a theme, a movement, or contemporary directions/experiments. May be retaken with a different topic  to a maximum of six hours.

ENG 800: Seminar on Composition (3) I
An introduction to current information and ideas on composition, with practical application, problem solving, and research especially relevant to college composition. Required of and limited to teaching assistants in English.

ENG 801: Introduction to Graduate Study (3) I
Introduction to professional expectations, issues, techniques, and tools of graduate-level study and research in the discipline of English. Must be taken before 12  hours earned in the program.

ENG 803: Approaches to Creative Writing (3) A
Study in depth of the various approaches to pedagogy of creative writing (e.g., Atelier, Great Works, Workshop) culminating in a major project demonstrating both  mastery and synthesis of the approaches covered.

ENG 804: Seminar in Creative Writing: ______ (3) A
Writing and study in depth of a particular genre (e.g., fiction, poetry, drama) resulting in a coordinated project. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of  nine hours.

ENG 805: Writing Project Summer Institute (1-6) A.
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Collaborative, intensive experience in writing and teaching writing, focusing on writing process and development of best practice pedagogy for writing and literacy instruction in all content areas and grade levels, K-16. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ENG 863.

ENG 806: Topics in Modern Rhetoric:  ______ (3) A
Study in depth of selected major authors, theories, research and/or pedagogical approaches in twentieth-century rhetoric. May be retaken with a different topic to a  maximum of six hours.

ENG 807: Advanced Study of Language: Knowledge and Use (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 510/710 or equivalent. An advanced course in language knowledge (competence) and use (performance) from the perspective of language theory, focusing on aspects of language acquisition and literacy development.

ENG 808: Studies in Modern Composition Theory (3) A
An advanced course in modern theories of composition, suitable for students of writing and for students interested in teaching writing; includes theory, practice, and evaluation.

ENG 809: Seminar in Scholarship and Writing (3) A
Study of the range of scholarly tools and methods for research and writing, including print and electronic sources. Special emphasis on practical application to a specific research project.

ENG 810: Seminar in Linguistics (3) A
Prerequisite: ENG 510/710 or equivalent. Study of language from various linguistic perspectives.

ENG 812: Seminar in Composition Research Methods (3) A.
Study of research methodology for rhetoric and composition, focused on gathering primary and secondary source material, ethics, collaboration, and reporting findings. Emphasis on practical application to a specific research project conducted as a class.

ENG 825: Old English Language and Literature (3) A
Study of the structure of Old English (phonology, morphology, syntax) and of selected literary works in the original. Emphasis on language or literature based on  individual students’ interests.

ENG 827: History of Rhetoric (3) A
Study of classical rhetoric through the nineteenth-century as it applied to written discourse. Emphasis upon methods of invention, arrangement, and style to  demonstrate their continuing utility.

ENG 830: Seminar in Literature (3) A
An intensive study of an author(s) or a particular aspect of literature such as theme, a movement, or contemporary directions/experiments. May be retaken with  different topics to a maximum of six hours.

ENG 833: Modern Literary Criticism (3) A
Study of selected major critical approaches (such as New Criticism, Marxist Criticism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Deconstruction, New Historicism, Feminist Criticism, Reader-Response Criticism) and their backgrounds.

ENG 839: Applied Learning in English (1-6) A
Prerequisite: English department approval. Work under faculty and field supervisors in cooperative placement related to English graduate studies. One to six hours  credit per semester or summer. Minimum of eighty hours work required for each academic credit. Maximum of three hours credit may apply toward an M.A. degree in English.

ENG 839 A-F: Cooperative Study: English (1-6) A
Prerequisite: English department approval. Work under faculty and field supervisors in cooperative placement related to English graduate studies. One to six hours credit per semester or summer. Minimum of eighty hours work required for each academic credit. Maximum of three hours credit may apply toward an M.A. degree  in English.

ENG 850: Seminar in Early American Literature (3) A
Study in depth of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in American literature through Cooper. May be retaken with different topics to a  maximum of six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 853: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3) A
Study in depth of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in American literature of the 19th century. May be retaken with different topics to a  maximum of six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 854: Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Literature (3) A
Study in depth of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in modern American literature. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of  six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 860: Topics in Reading & Teaching Lit (3) A.
Study of topics in reading and teaching literature to K-16 students. Designed for current and prospective elementary, middle and high school, and postsecondary English teachers. (Counts towards MA, MAT, M.Ed MAED, and Extension Certificate). May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours, upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 861: Reading and Teaching Poetry (3) A.
Focus on approaches to teaching poetry (reading, writing, interpreting) to K-16 students. Designed for current and prospective teachers interested in developing strategies for teaching students to read, interpret and write poetry. (Counts toward MA, MAT, MAED, and Extension Certificate.)

ENG 862: Reading and Teaching Fiction. (3) A.
Focus on approaches to teaching fiction. Emphasis on reading process and skills, critical interpretation, and teaching literary analysis, working with texts relevant to today's K-16 students and schools' curriculum plans. (Counts toward MA, MAT, MAED, and Extension Certificate.)

ENG 863: Writing and Teaching Writing. (3) II.
Development of approaches for writing and teaching writing so that they may plan instruction to broaden K-16 students' writing skills and strategies. Designed for current and prospective elementary, middle school and high school, and postsecondary English teachers. (Counts toward MA, MAT, MAED, Extension Certificate.) Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ENG 805.

ENG 864: Reading and Teaching Nonfiction (3) A.
Focus on approaches to teaching nonfiction (reading, interpreting, writing). Emphasis on working with range of text types, print and digital, appropriate to K-16 students. Designed for current and prospective educators interested in teaching informational, explanatory, and argumentative texts. (Counts toward MA, MAT, MAED, and Extension Certificate.)

ENG 870: Seminar in Medieval Literature (3) A
Study in depth of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in English literature of the Middle Ages. May be retaken with different topics to a  maximum of six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 873: Seminar in Renaissance Literature (3) A
Study in depth of Shakespeare or of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in English literature from 1485 to 1660. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 876: Seminar in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature (3) A
Study in depth of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in British literature from 1600 to 1800. May be retaken with different topics to a  maximum of six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 878: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3) A
Study in depth of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in British literature of the Romantic and Victorian periods. May be retaken with  different topics to a maximum of six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 880: Seminar in Twentieth-Century British Literature (3) A
A study in depth of several major authors, or of a significant literary movement, in modern British literature. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of  six hours, only upon advisor recommendation.

ENG 890: Special Studies (1-3) A
Independent research and writing designed to fulfill individual needs and interests of advanced students. Student must have the graduate special studies proposal approved by faculty supervisor, graduate program coordinator, and department chair.

ENG 895: Mentored Scholarly Project (3)
Prerequisite: ENG 801 or 809 or 812; and departmental approval. Research, writing, and/or revision of a culminating scholarly paper or project. Student may not attempt the comprehensive examination while enrolled.

ENG 898: Thesis I (3) A

ENG 899: Thesis II (3) A


 

English Creative Writing

ENW 800: Winter MFA Residency: ______ (3) A
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Ten to fourteen-day writing residency involving intensive workshops, held off-campus during early January. May be retaken up  to four times. Topic/content must vary.

ENW 801: Summer MFA Residency: ______ (3) A
Prerequisites: Departmental approval. Ten to fourteen-day writing residency involving intensive workshops, held off-campus during summer term. May be taken up to four times. Topic/content must vary.

ENW 810: Topics in Creative Writing: ______ (3) A ONLINE ONLY
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. A literature course for creative writers; topic focus determined by instructor. May be retaken up to four times. Topic/content  must vary.

ENW 820: MFA Writing Workshop/Mentorship: ______ (6) A ONLINE ONLY
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Students work closely with instructor on drafts, revisions, and critical responses to contemporary literature. Students may take course up to four times. Content must vary.


Theatre

THE 805: Independent Studies in Theatre Arts (1-3) A
Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Individual research and reading on  a specified theatre arts topic. Regular consultation and final paper required.
 

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