Course Descriptions

Composition

ENGL 0101. ENGLISH COMPOSITION I. 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An introductory composition course focusing on the essentials of
effective writing and emphasizing the expository essay. The course provides instruction and practice in writing clear, coherent, well-developed essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies.

ENGL H101. ENGLISH COMPOSITION-HONORS I. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An honors section of ENGL 0101 designed for students with high aptitudes in English. Placement determined by department.

ENGL 0102. ENGLISH COMPOSITION II. 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A continuation of ENGL 0101 emphasizing persuasion, critical analysis
of literature of various genres, library and Internet research techniques, and the research paper. Prerequisite: ENGL 0101.

ENGL H102. ENGLISH COMPOSITION II-HONORS. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An honors section of ENGL 0102 designed for students with high aptitudes in
English. Prerequisite: ENGL H101 or permission of instructor.

ENGL 0201. ADVANCED COMPOSITION. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A one-semester course emphasizing modern rhetoric and its problems; particular
emphasis on the modes of exposition, such as definition, analysis, and comparison, and on the techniques of persuasion. Expository prose models are read and analyzed. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0202. ADVANCED COMPOSITION FOR ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS MAJORS. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 2, Lab 1, 3 credits. A one-semester course emphasizing rhetorical principles and computer-based research and writing methods. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0203. PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WRITING. 2nd Semester, Summer. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A one-semester writing course designed to enable students to
acquire and to demonstrate proficiency in handling basic technical communications (including business correspondence) and various types of exposition (especially those pertinent to technical reports). Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0204. CRITICAL READING AND TECHNICAL WRITING. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course is designed to help students develop and improve technical
communication skills in critical reading and technical writing, especially as they apply to professional and technical contexts. The course emphasizes a reader-centered approach to interpreting and composing documents employing technical vocabulary. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0300. DIRECTED TUTORING IN ENGLISH. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 1, Lab 1, 1 credit. Under faculty/staff supervision, students in this course will provide tutorial service for undergraduates who need practice in the fundamentals of written English--grammar, mechanics, organization, paragraph development. Course may be taken as many as four times (for as many as four credits). Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0332. CREATIVE WRITING. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 1, Lab 2, 3 credits. A course open to students desiring guidance and practice in creative writing. Some attention is given to contemporary writing styles, particularly those of black writers. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Language Study

ENGL 0305. MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LINGUISTICS. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course is designed to help the student acquire a thorough
knowledge of traditional grammar and a working familiarity with grammar and other linguistic systems that furnish useful ways of understanding and describing the substance, structure, development, and manner of expression in written and oral discourse. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0321. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 3, 3 credits. Designed to improve language skills in
English for students whose first language is not English. The course offers directed practice in the patterns of spoken and written English. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0411. HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of the origins and development of the English language through the Old English,
Middle English, and Modern English periods. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

Literature

ENGL 0205. WORLD LITERATURE I. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of significant works of world literature from ancient times to the 1600’s. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0206. WORLD LITERATURE II. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of significant works of world literature from the 1600’s to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0207. SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A survey of American literature from Colonial and Revolutionary beginnings to
1865. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0208. SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A survey of American literature from 1865 to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0301. SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE I. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Readings in English literature from the Old English period through the Elizabethan Renaissance. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0302. SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE II. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Readings in English literature from the Restoration to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0304. SHAKESPEARE. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A critical study of selected tragedies, histories, comedies, and poems. Prerequisite: six hours of English beyond ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0306. SPECIAL TOPICS. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An advanced study of particular movements, authors, themes, media, and national literatures. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0308. CHAUCER. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A selection of Chaucer's major works read in Middle English. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0309. THE RENAISSANCE. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Readings in the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries, with an emphasis on English literature. Readings reveal the range of writers’ responses to the historical, intellectual, and artistic movements of the period. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0311. THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.  Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of major literary texts and authors of the period. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0326. STUDIES IN DRAMA. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of classical and contemporary plays.  Course may cover different subgenres, literary movements, or cultures. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0330. BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE I. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of the oral and written literature of black Americans from the 18th century to the Harlem Renaissance. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0331. BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE II. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of black American literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the present.
Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0333. AFRICAN WRITERS. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of fiction, poetry, and drama by major African writers. Emphasis is on black African writers, and all works studied are in English (translations, when necessary). Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0335. LITERATURE OF THE SOUTH. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A multiple-genre approach to controversial topics and problems that have split the South as these issues are reflected in black and Southern literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0337. STUDIES IN THE NOVEL. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of the novel as a literary form and an advanced survey of major themes and movements. Topics to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0345. WOMEN AND LITERATURE. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An examination of the role of women in literary texts and literary production. Authors may include anyone from ancient times to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0347. STUDIES IN POETRY. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Focuses on major genres, periods, and representative authors, with an emphasis on key movements. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0400. SENIOR SEMINAR. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An in-depth study of special topics in literature. Content varies. Course requirements include written work and formal oral presentations. Prerequisite: senior classification.

ENGL 0401. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Studies in the poetry, fiction, and drama of Great Britain and America, covering the Romantic and Victorian periods in English literature and the Romantic and Realistic periods in American literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0407. TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LITERATURE. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Readings in twentieth and twenty-first century literature in English. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0409. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of themes and forms in selected world cultures/literatures. Prerequisite: Six hours of English beyond English 102.

ENGL 0410. LITERARY THEORY. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of the principal ideas and movements in literary theory. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0421/0422. DIRECTED RESEARCH AND WRITING. 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Independent study in English, American, or world
literature with a professor as a general guide. A written report of research is required. Prerequisite: A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and permission of the department.

Speech

ENGL 0220. PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An analysis of the basic principles of communication focusing on communicative processes
involving the speaker, the situation, the message, the channel, and the receiver.

ENGL 0224. INTRODUCTION TO ORAL INTERPRETATION. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of the structure and content of selected prose, poetry, and drama with the aim of communicating through oral reading their special qualities.

ENGL 0324. SPEECH AND DRAMA. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of oral communication emphasizing content and rhetorical arrangement. Course includes an overview of drama and the planning and implementation of dramatic productions. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0327. PUBLIC SPEAKING. 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Preparation and delivery of speeches to audiences.

Foreign Languages

FREN 0101. ELEMENTARY FRENCH I. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Essentials of novice-level French communication to include listening, reading, writing, and speaking; introduction to Francophone cultures.

FREN 0102. ELEMENTARY FRENCH II. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Continuation of FREN 0101. Prerequisite: FREN 0101.

FREN 0201. INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Essentials of intermediate-level French communication to include listening, reading, writing, and speaking; continued review of Francophone cultures and literature. Prerequisite: one year of college French or equivalent. Prerequisite: FREN 0102.

FREN 0202. INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Continuation of FREN 0201. Prerequisite: FREN 0201.

FREN 0301. ADVANCED FRENCH I. 1st Semester. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 3, 3 credits. Intensive reading, with special emphasis on reading French literature and communicating at the advanced level. Prerequisite: FREN 0202.

FREN 0302. ADVANCED FRENCH II. 2nd Semester. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 3, 3 credits. Continuation of FREN 0301. Prerequisite: FREN 0301.

SPAN 0101. ELEMENTARY SPANISH I. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Elementary Spanish grammar; graded reading; introduction to Hispanic culture.

SPAN 0102. ELEMENTARY SPANISH II. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Continuation of SPAN 0101. Prerequisite: SPAN 0101.

SPAN 0201. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Detailed study of the finer points of Spanish grammar; introduction to literature written in Spanish. Prerequisite: one year of college Spanish or equivalent. Prerequisite: SPAN 0102.

SPAN 0202. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Continuation of SPAN 0201. Prerequisite: SPAN 0201 or SPAN 0203.

SPAN 0203. BUSINESS SPANISH I. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course is designed for students who wish to learn how to conduct business in the Hispanic world, specifically in the area of the Caribbean. Prerequisite: one year of college Spanish or equivalent. Prerequisite: SPAN 0102.

SPAN 0204. BUSINESS SPANISH II. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Continuation of SPAN 0203. Prerequisite: SPAN 0203 or SPAN 0201.

SPAN 0301. ADVANCED SPANISH I. 1st Semester. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 3, 3 credits. Intensive reading, with special emphasis on translating Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 0202.

SPAN 0302. ADVANCED SPANISH II. 2nd Semester. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 3, 3 credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 0301.

SWAH 0101. ELEMENTARY SWAHILI. (Offered in response to need and available faculty.) Lect. 3, 3 credits. Fundamentals of Swahili grammar and basic vocabulary; practice in speaking, reading, and writing; introduction to East African life and culture.

Journalism

ENGL 0109. INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATIONS. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Historical development of mass media, their structures, and their functions in today's
society. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0209. BASIC NEWS REPORTING. Lect. and Lab 3, 3 credits. Fundamentals of news reporting for newspapers, radio, television, and other media. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

ENGL 0210. FEATURE WRITING. Lect. and Lab 3, 3 credits. Instruction and practice in preparation of letters of inquiry, selection of article ideas, and development of features for publication. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

Note: Journalism courses are offered in response to need and available faculty.