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En 095: Introduction to College English 0 credits

Basics of sentence structure, including parts of speech, sentence patterns, phrases and clauses. 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.

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1TTH10:00–10:50AL220

En 101: Composition & Grammar 3 credits

Review of sentence structure, punctuation, 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 095, Placement Test or ACT 15-25.

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1MWF8:00–8:50AL312
2MWF10:00–10:50AL114
3MWF12:00–12:50AL111
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En 102: Composition & Rhetoric 3 credits

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+.

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1MW8:00–9:15AL310
2MW1:00–2:15AL311
3TTH8:00–9:15LEC B
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En 103: Composition & Literature 3 credits

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.

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1MWF8:00–8:50AL112
2MWF9:00–9:50AL302
3MWF10:00–10:50AL102
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En 202: British Literature to 1688 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

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1MWF10:00–10:50AL116

En 203: British Literature since 1688 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL306
2MWF2:00–2:50AL215

En 204: American Literature since 1607 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 205: American Literature 1607-1865 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

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1MWF10:00–10:50AL112
2MWF1:00–1:50AL109

En 206: American Literature since 1865 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

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1TTH8:00–9:15AL114
2TTH12:35–1:50AL115

En 300: Literary Criticism 3 credits

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.

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1TTH2:35–3:50AL109

En 380: Classical & Medieval Literature 3 credits

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

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

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1MWF10:00–10:50AL303

En 381: Modern World Literature 3 credits

Major continental European literature since the Middle Ages, including primarily works in translation.

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

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1MWF1:00–1:50AL106

En 415: Multiethnic Literature 3 credits

Multiethnic American and world literatures, including works in translation.

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

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 461: British Novel 3 credits

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 462: American Novel 3 credits

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.

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1TTH9:35–10:50AL111

En 479: English Seminar 1 credit

Application of skills and knowledge gained in program courses to problems faced in careers in English and creative writing. The course emphasizes the tools of literary research and current trends in literary theory. Submission of a writing portfolio required. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing minor or Humanities major.

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1TH4:00–4:50AL112

En 503: Chaucer 3 credits

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 504: Milton 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: En 202.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 505: Modern Poetry 3 credits

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 credits

Major British and American fiction from 1914 to 1945.

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

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 507: Twentieth Century Drama 3 credits

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 credits

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.

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1MWF10:00–10:50AL111

En 509: Structure of Modern English 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: En 103.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 510: Advanced Grammar for TESOL 2 credits

Concentration on areas of English grammar 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.

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1TTH1:00–1:50AL309

En 511: Shakespeare: Early Plays 3 credits

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 credits

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

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

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1MWF12:00–12:50AL112

En 513: The Bible as Literature 3 credits

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 516: TESOL Methods 3 credits

Theories of language acquisition 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.

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1MWF8:00–8:50AL212

En 517: TESOL Practicum 2 credits

Supervised structured experiences in a school setting with students whose native language is not English. School placement may be grades 6-8 or 9-12 (K-5 only if the student has had sufficient background in elementary education). Students will observe, tutor individuals and small groups, help the mentor teacher with various instructional activities, and teach at least three lessons to a class. Not applicable toward an English minor, Creative Writing major or Humanities major. Both semesters, two credits. Prerequisite: En 510 and En 516.

Prerequisites: En 510, En 516.

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1T2:00–2:50AL312
1TTH8:00–11:30TBA

En 521: Sixteenth Century Literature 3 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 credits

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 credits

British literature from 1688 to 1789.

Prerequisite: En 203.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 532: British Romantic Literature 3 credits

British literature from 1789 to 1832.

Prerequisite: En 203.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 533: Victorian Literature 3 credits

British literature from 1832 to 1914.

Prerequisite: En 203.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 541: American Literature to 1820 3 credits

American literature to 1820, with special focus on the works of Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 205 Prerequisite.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 542: American Literature 1820-1856 3 credits

American literature from 1820 to 1865, with special focus upon the works of the Knickerbockers and major figures like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman.

Prerequisites: En 204 or 205 Prerequisite.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 543: American Realistic & Naturalistic Literature 3 credits

American literature from 1865 to 1914, with special focus upon the works of the major realists (Samuel Clemens, Emily Dickinson, William Dean Howells and Henry James) and of the Naturalists (Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser and Jack London).

Prerequisites: En 204 or 206 Prerequisite.

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1TTH12:35–1:50AL111

En 596: European Studies: Drama 3 credits

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.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 597: Field Work: TESOL 3 credits

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 598: European Studies: English Literature 3 credits

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 599: American Studies: Literature 3 credits

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

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 600: Literary Research 3 credits

Introduction to the tools and techniques of literary scholarship.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 620: Medieval English Literature 3 credits

Studies in Old and Middle English literature.

Prerequisite: En 508.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 621: The Tudor Renaissance 3 credits

Studies in English literature from 1485 to 1603.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 622: The Later Renaissance 3 credits

Studies in English literature from 1603 to 1688.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 631: Neoclassicism 3 credits

Studies in British literature from 1688 to 1785.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 632: British Romanticism 3 credits

Studies in British literature from 1785 to 1832.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

En 633: Victorianism 3 credits

Studies in British literature from 1832 to 1914.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 641: Colonial & Revolutionary Writers 3 credits

Studies in American literature from the beginnings to 1820.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 642: American Romanticism 3 credits

Studies in American literature from 1820 to 1865.

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1M6:00–8:40AL114

En 643: American Realism 3 credits

Studies in American literature from 1865 to 1914.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 651: Twentieth Century British Literature 3 credits

Studies in twentieth century British literature from 1914 onward.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 652: Twentieth Century American Literature 3 credits

Studies in twentieth century American literature from 1914 onward.

This course is not offered this academic year.

En 681: Writing Theory 3 credits

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 credits

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 credits

Major texts of recent and contemporary literary theory.

This course is not offered this academic year.