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ENGL 1101  - English Composition I.....................3.00 Credits

Designed to teach the mechanics of expression and the development organization of ideas into  paragraphs  and  essays.

Prerequisite: SAT Critical Thinking Score of 430 or exit from Learning Support.


ENGL 1101- E English Composition        3.00 Credits

English Composition 1101-E is designed to help students become skilled thinkers, writers and communicators who can compose for a variety of disciplines and rhetorical contexts. The course work will incorporate the development of texts for different purposes and audiences. Writing will be generated from a perspective of the class readings, personal experiences, contemporary events and popular culture. The students will be expected to develop skills necessary for effective and confident writing and will be expected to develop an understanding of and an appreciation for the writing of others. The students will be required to enroll in the 3 hours of Enhanced Writing Lab activities to reinforce writing proficiency.


ENGL 1102  - English Composition II ...................3.00 Credits

A continuation of ENGL 1101, focusing  on  rhetorical  modes and guided development of the research paper.1

Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.


ENGL 1125  - Reading Improvement ....................3.00 Credits

This course is designed to serve as a bridge between Learning Support Developmental Reading and an advanced reading course after Learning Support is a part of the English curriculum.  Specifically, this course will offer diagnoses, prescriptions, individualized and classroom instruction and evaluation which will lead to a student's demonstrating his or her reading proficiency beyond the Learning Support classes by being able to complete the course objectives below.  (College Credit- 3 hours; labs are required).


ENGL 2105  - Creative Writing..............................3.00 Credits Practical experience in imaginative writing, creating original works and  developing  style  and  voice  through  writing  and  criticism. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 2111 and ENGL 2112.


ENGL 2111  - World Literature I...........................3.00 Credits

A survey of the masterpieces of Western  literature  from  Homer to the Renaissance period.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.


ENGL 2112  - World Literature II.......................3.00 Credits A continuation of ENGL 2111, with emphasis on masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Modern Period.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2111.


ENGL 2204  - Advanced Composition ...................3.00 Credits Advanced theory and practice in writing expository prose,   with Emphasis on the relationship between structure and style in essay writing.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 and ENGL 2111 and ENGL 2112.


ENGL 2298  - English Literature ...........................3.00 Credits A general survey of the works in British literature from the Beginning through Milton and the and the English  Civil  War. Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 2299  - Survey of Brit Lit II ........................3.00 Credits

A  general  survey  of  the  works  in  British  Literature  from  the Restoration period through the early 20th century.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2298.


ENGL 2406  - Literary Forms..............................3.00 Credits

An introduction to genres, methods, and critical   approaches   to literature,  with  emphasis  on  writing  about literature.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2111.


ENGL 2425  - Short Story.......................................3.00 Credits Development of the short story  as  a  literary  form;  analysis of  its techniques from the works of representative authors.

Prerequisite:  ENGL 2406.


ENGL 2550  - Poetry ...............................................3.00 Credits Major developments in English and American poetry, with focus on the analysis of the techniques of representative authors.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 3106  - Technical Writing ...........................3.00 Credits

An examination of the elements of writing, particularly as they apply to the sciences, business and  industry  and  other technologically- related fields.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2204.


ENGL 3204  - Rhetoric and Adv Writing .............3.00 Credits

An  advanced  level  writing  course  that  emphasizes rhetorical linguistic, and stylistic devices employed by effective writers to explain, describe, narrate, evaluate, and persuade.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2111 with a C.


ENGL 3305  - Modern Grammar...........................3.00 Credits Study of the methods and techniques of modern and traditional grammar, and grammatical analysis.

Prerequisite ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102.


ENGL 3311  - American Literature .......................3.00 Credits This course surveys significant and representative authors, movements and genres from the beginnings through the Colonial and Romantic periods.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 3312  - American Literature .......................3.00 Credits This course surveys American literature for the Civil War to the present.

Prerequisite: ENGL 3311.


ENGL 3603  - Development of English Novel .......3.00 Credits A survey of global trends and techniques through the study of major novels of representative writers.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 3613  - The Modern and Contemporary

Novel............................................................................3.00 Credits

A  study  of  major  novels  in   English,   from   the   turn of   the twentieth-century to the present.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 3707  - Chaucer ............................................3.00 Credits

A study of Chaucer's life, times and  major  works.

Prerequisite:  ENGL 2298.


ENGL 3708  - The American Novel....................3.00 Credits Development of the novel as a literary art form in America. Special attention will be given to form, theme, and aesthetic quality through the study of major and pivotal novels.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.

ENGL 3790  - African-American Literature I ......3.00 Credit s

A survey of works by representative authors of African American literature from the oral tradition through the Harlem Renaissance.


ENGL 3791  - African-American Literature II.....3.00 Credits

A survey of major authors in African American literature from the 1930's to the present.  Focus on writers of the post World War  II, Black Arts and contemporary periods.


ENGL 3799  - Special Topics in

Afro American Literature ......................................3.00 Credits

An examination of topics in African American  literature, including the study of various periods.  (e.g., slave narratives,  the  Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement),  genre  development  (e.g., the African American novel, the short story and poetry),  and  the study  of major authors.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 3825  - Caribbean Literature......................3.00 Credits

A survey of Caribbean literature in various genres, with special Emphasis on the relationship between Caribbean literature and culture. Poetry, prose and drama will be selected from the colonial and post- colonial independence) periods.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 3845  - African Literature ...........................3.00 Credits A survey of African Literature, including the dynamics of Interaction between African culture and literature in various genres. Poetry, prose and  drama  will  be  selected from the pre-colonial,   colonial   and post-colonial era.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 3998  - Undergraduate Research................2.00 Credits Research on a specific topic under the close supervision of an instructor.  Emphasis  on  student's  learning  research process and presentation techniques.


ENGL 4304  - History of the English Language ...3.00 Credits Study of the development of the English language from the fifth century, emphasizing the philological changes which have occurred and  their relationship to modern English.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2298.


ENGL 4600  - Shakespeare .....................................3.00 Credits Study of Shakespeare's greatest plays and sonnets, with attention to the background of the Elizabethan period.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 4610 - Sixteenth Century.............................3.00 Credits

Examines the English literature of the Sixteenth Century, with special emphasis on writers other than Shakespeare.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2298 and 2299.


ENGL 4611  - British Renaissance and Reform....3.00 Credits British literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries up to the English Civil War, with the emphasis on writers such as the lyric, metaphysical,  and  cavalier  poets,  non-Shakespearean  dramatists, and representative authors including More, Sidney, Spenser, and John Milton.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2298, ENGL 2299


ENGL 4631  - Restoration and 18th Century .......3.00 Credits Survey of significant and representative authors, movements, and genres, including the rise of the novel.  The course  covers material from the Restoration in 1660 to the beginnings of  Romanticism in   1785.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2298 & ENGL 2299


ENGL 4632 - Eighteenth Century Literature........3.00 Credits

Examines Eighteenth Century English literature. Representative authors may include Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Goldsmith, Collins, Gray and Burns.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2298 and 2299.


ENGL 4641 - Romantic Literature.........................3.00 Credits

Survey of significant and representative authors, movements, and genres in the development of the literature of the Romantic period in England. Prerequisites: ENGL 2298 and 2299.


ENGL 4651  - Brit 19th Century Literature .........3.00 Credits Examines the Romantic and  Victorian  periods  form 1785 to 1990 with attention to the continuing development of the novel and  the Romantic theories   of   poetry,   scientific   and social   discourse, gender   and educational issues.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2298 & ENGL 2299.


ENGL 4908  - Literary Criticism ...........................3.00 Credits Basic principles of literary criticism and major theories of criticism, their origin and development.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 4950  - Intro to Women's Literature ..........3.00 Credits

A study of select writing by women authors, focusing  on themes, genres and major works with attention to historical and cross-cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 4955  - Modern and Contemporary

Drama.......................................................................3.00 Credits

A survey of major movements and trends in drama from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2406


ENGL 4980  - Internship.........................................3.00 Credits

Off-Campus, on-the-job observation and   training   for   students pursuing professional communications work in a variety of traditional and non-traditional careers appropriate to the English discipline. Junior or senior level standing or consent of instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL 2406.


ENGL 4990  - Selected Topics...............................3.00 Credits Seminar on special topics in literature and languages, including themes,  authors,  ideas,  movements,  genres,  and  rhetoric  and composition,   may   be conducted on an interdisciplinary basis. Prerequisite: 30 hours above 2000 level. Up to three selected topics can  be  taken  with  different subject matter.


ENGL 4991 - Comparative Literature: Explorations in History & Culture.........................3.00 Credits In an effort to provide students with insight into the new global culture, the purpose of this course is to expose students to modern and contemporary international literature, familiarizing students with various cultures and histories. The course readings include literature from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Topics include colonial and post-colonial history, cross-cultural interactions, immigration, native religious practices, and global economics. Students will be evaluated through exams, essays, and research assignments. Prerequisite: ENGL 2406


HUMA 3401  - Intro to Humanities.....................................................3.00 Credits Designed to broaden students perspectives on the literature various cultures and the milieus in which it was created, Introduction to Humanities will familiarize students with traditional and international aspects of literature and its various components and will utilize materials which represent African, Carribean, regional American, African-American, and traditional European works. The students will also be exposed to non-literary disciplines such as History, Art, and Music as they are related to the literature under review. The course will meet three times weekly.


ENGL 4995  - Senior Seminar I..............................1.00 Credits

An advanced research methods course designed to  guide  students through the literary research process, emphasizing  an  organized approach  to critical research in literature.  The student will produce an  annotated bibliography for a seminar topic.

Prerequisite: 30 hours of  courses  at or above the 2000 level.


ENGL 4996  - Senior Seminar II ............................1.00 Credits Under the direction of a faculty member, each student will develop a seminar paper in MLA format to be   delivered   at   a   senior colloquium, exhibiting student research strengths and   interests.

Prerequisite:  40 hours at or above the 2000 level.