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En 100: Introduction to College English

3 cr.

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:35–10:50AL204

En 101: Composition & Grammar

3 cr.

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL102
2MWF9:00–9:50AL303
3MWF10:00–10:50AL108
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En 102: Composition & Rhetoric

3 cr.

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+.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH8:00–9:15AL217
2TTH8:00–9:15LEC B
3MW8:00–9:15AL101
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En 103: Composition & Literature

3 cr.

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.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50AL302
2MWF12:00–12:50AL303
3MWF1:00–1:50AL111
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En 202: British Literature to 1688

3 cr.

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL116

En 203: British Literature since 1688

3 cr.

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL111
2MWF3:00–3:50AL310

En 204: American Literature since 1607

3 cr.

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 205: American Literature 1607-1865

3 cr.

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL112
2MWF1:00–1:50AL109

En 206: American Literature since 1865

3 cr.

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:35–10:50AL210
2TTH12:35–1:50AL115

En 300: Literary Criticism

3 cr.

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.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 380: Classical & Medieval Literature

3 cr.

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

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

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL303

En 381: Modern World Literature

3 cr.

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

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

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 415: Multiethnic Literature

3 cr.

Multiethnic American and world literatures, including works in translation.

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 461: British Novel

3 cr.

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50AL101

En 462: American Novel

3 cr.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 479: English Seminar

1 cr.

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

Sec Days Time Room
1TH4:00–4:50AL112

En 503: Chaucer

3 cr.

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.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 504: Milton

3 cr.

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

Prerequisite: En 202.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 505: Modern Poetry

3 cr.

Major British and American poetry from 1914 to 1945.

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 506: Modern Fiction

3 cr.

Major British and American fiction from 1914 to 1945.

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

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50AL308

En 507: Twentieth Century Drama

3 cr.

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 508: History of the English Language

3 cr.

The English language from the time of earliest records, with emphasis on major external influences and internal changes that have shaped our present language.

Prerequisite: En 103.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH12:35–1:50AL111

En 509: Structure of Modern English

3 cr.

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 major or minor, or Creative Writing major.

Prerequisite: En 103.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 510: Advanced Grammar for TESL

2 cr.

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

Prerequisites: Li 301, En 509.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:00–2:50AL312

En 511: Shakespeare: Early Plays

3 cr.

Selected histories, comedies and early tragedies inclusive of Hamlet .

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

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 512: Shakespeare: Late Plays

3 cr.

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

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

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF12:00–12:50AL112

En 513: The Bible as Literature

3 cr.

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.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 516: Teaching English as a Second Language

3 cr.

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

Prerequisite: En 509.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL212

En 517: TESL Practicum

1 cr.

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 major or minor, or Creative Writing major.

Prerequisites: En 510, En 516.

Sec Days Time Room
1TH8:00–10:50TBA
1T3:00–3:50AL312

En 521: Sixteenth Century Literature

3 cr.

English literature from 1485 to 1603 inclusive of Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: En 202.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 522: Seventeenth Century Literature

3 cr.

English literature from 1603 to 1688 exclusive of Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: En 202.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 525: Contemporary Poetry

3 cr.

Major British and American poetry from 1945 to the present.

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 526: Contemporary Fiction

3 cr.

Major British and American fiction from 1945 to the present.

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 531: Eighteenth Century Literature

3 cr.

British literature from 1688 to 1789.

Prerequisite: En 203.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 532: British Romantic Literature

3 cr.

British literature from 1789 to 1832.

Prerequisite: En 203.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 533: Victorian Literature

3 cr.

British literature from 1832 to 1914.

Prerequisite: En 203.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 541: Early American Literature

3 cr.

American literature to 1820.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 205 Prerequisite.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 542: American Romantic Literature

3 cr.

American literature from 1820 to 1865.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 205 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:35–3:50AL105

En 543: American Realistic Literature

3 cr.

American literature from 1865 to 1914 inclusive of naturalism.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 206 Prerequisite.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 596: European Studies: Drama

3 cr.

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. No t applicable toward an English major or minor, or Creative Writing major.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 597: Field Work: TESL

3 cr.

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 598: European Studies: English Literature

3 cr.

Study tour of England, Scotland and Wales designed to include locations representing British literature from medieval to modern writings. Not applicable toward an English major or minor, or Creative Writing major.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 599: American Studies: Literature

3 cr.

Study tour of the Eastern United States designed to include locations representing the American literary heritage. Not applicable toward an English major or minor, or Creative Writing major.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 600: Literary Research

3 cr.

Introduction to the tools and techniques of literary scholarship.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 620: Medieval English Literature

3 cr.

Studies in Old and Middle English literature.

Prerequisite: En 508.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 621: The Tudor Renaissance

3 cr.

Studies in English literature from 1485 to 1603.

Sec Days Time Room
1M6:00–8:40AL114

En 622: The Later Renaissance

3 cr.

Studies in English literature from 1603 to 1688.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 631: Neoclassicism

3 cr.

Studies in British literature from 1688 to 1785.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 632: British Romanticism

3 cr.

Studies in British literature from 1785 to 1832.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 633: Victorianism

3 cr.

Studies in British literature from 1832 to 1914.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 641: Colonial & Revolutionary Writers

3 cr.

Studies in American literature from the beginnings to 1820.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 642: American Romanticism

3 cr.

Studies in American literature from 1820 to 1865.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 643: American Realism

3 cr.

Studies in American literature from 1865 to 1914.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 651: Twentieth Century British Literature

3 cr.

Studies in twentieth century British literature from 1914 onward.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 652: Twentieth Century American Literature

3 cr.

Studies in twentieth century American literature from 1914 onward.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 681: Writing Theory

3 cr.

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 682: Literary Theory: The Tradition

3 cr.

Major texts of literary theory from Plato to Eliot.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 683: Literary Theory: The Modern Era

3 cr.

Major texts of recent and contemporary literary theory.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:35–3:50AL302