Literature & Language Arts Course Descriptions


ENG 0300
English Fundamentals

A study of the fundamentals of English grammar and the skills needed for college level writing. An assessment test of basics in written English is given at the beginning and end of the term. Students, who have an ACT English Subscore below 19, are required to take the course. This course does count toward degree requirements.
Fall, Spring
 
ENG 1300
Composition I

Reading and writing essays for a variety of purposes and audiences.  Study of grammar incorporated into the study of composition. Competency of standard written English skills assessed at beginning and end of term. Prerequisite: Minimum of 19 on the ACT English Subscore or completion of ENG 0300 with grade of C or higher.
Fall, Spring
 
ENG 1301
Composition II

A continued study of effective composition with an emphasis on persuasion and scholarly research. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Fall, Spring
 
ENG 2300
English Literature I

British literature from the Old English period through the late 17th century. Literary themes, authors, and historical influences on the literature studied. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Fall 2004, 2006
 
ENG 2301
English Literature II

British literature from the 18th century to the present. Literary themes, authors, and historical influences on the literature studied. Pre-requisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring 2005, 2007
 
ENG 2302
World Literature I

A survey of world literature from the ancient world through the Renaissance, with readings from various cultures. Particular focus given to the expression of human experience through the study of thematic trends, cultural developments, and the worldview of major selections. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Fall
 
ENG 2303
World Literature II

A survey of world literature from the Enlightenment through Modernism. Particular attention given to the understanding of thematic trends, cultural developments, and comparative analysis of the major authors. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring, Online
 
ENG 2320
Introduction to Drama

A survey of drama from the ancient period to the Renaissance and modern periods with an emphasis on drama as it represents the human experience. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring 2005, 2007
 
ENG 2340
Introduction to Fiction

A thematic study of short fiction from various cultures with focus on literary themes, genre conventions, historical and cultural influences, and philosophical values. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Fall, 2004, 2006
 
ENG 2350
Introduction to Poetry

A thematic study of the development, forms, and techniques of poetry from various cultures as an expression of the human experience. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
ENG 3300
American Literature I

A survey of American literature from the discovery period to the Civil War with focus on literary themes, major authors, and historical influences on the development of an American identity in literature. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Fall 2005, 2007
 
ENG 3301
American Literature II

A survey of American literature in the 19th and 20th centuries with focus on literary themes, major authors, and historical influences on the development of literature. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring 2006, 2008, Online
 
ENG 3303
American Novel

Readings in the works of representative American novelists. Prerequisite: ENG 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring 2005, 2007, Online
 
ENG 3310
The Bible as Literature

A study of the literary aspects of significant selections from both the Old and New Testaments: genre, theme, voice, style, imagery, and influence upon other literature. Include brief exploration of the composition and preservation of the text. Class projects required: presentation and two papers. Prerequisites: ENG 1300, 1301, 2302/2303, and upper division standing.
Spring 2005, 2007
 
ENG 3320
Creative Writing

A writing workshop where students work closely with the instructor and with peers in preparing and revising original pieces of nonfiction (newspaper and magazine articles), fiction, and poetry, with emphasis upon the value of revision. Prerequisites: Upper division standing or permission from the Department Chair.
Fall 2005, 2007
 
ENG 4300
Research in the Real World

A study of academic and professional forms of writing, exploring a variety of research methods and materials, requiring both individual and group tasks. Major research project required. Prerequisite: Upper division standing or permission of the Department Chair.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
ENG 4310
History of the English Language

An independent study of the history and development of English and its potential as a global or universal language. Requires readings, viewing of videos, written responses, and applied research. Prerequisites: ENG 1300, 1301, 2302/2303, and upper division standing.
Fall 2004, 2006
 
ENG 4320
Modern Grammar

A grammatical study of English covering traditional approaches and modern views as well, involving analysis of sentence patterns and diagramming. Grade based upon homework, class participation, and tests. Prerequisites: ENG 1300, 1301, ENG 2302/2303, and upper division standing.
Spring 2005, 2007
 
ENG 4330
Topics in Literature

A directed, intensive study of a particular literary subject (a theme, issue, or writer selected by the instructor with student input), culminating in a major paper. Online delivery with three face-to-face sessions between student and instructor. Prerequisites: ENG 1300, 1301, 2302/2303, and upper division standing.
Fall
 
JOU 1301, 1302, 2303, 2304, 3305, 3306, 4307, 4308
College Yearbook

Yearbook production, writing, design, and layout using Aldus PageMaker. Student assignments made by yearbook editor under supervision of instructor.
Fall, Spring
 
SPH 2300
Oral Communications

Basic principles of oral communication, including group discussion, panel discussion, and individual speeches. Designed to develop effective oral communication skills needed in the modern world.
Fall, Spring
 
SPN 1300
Elementary Spanish I

A beginning level of study of Spanish through basic communication skills, vocabulary, grammar, and culture; designed for students with little (or very little) previous experience with Spanish. If a student is exempted from SPN 1300 by exam, college credit can be earned after completion of SPN 1301. See the Registrar or Department Chair for more information.
Fall
 
SPN 1301
Elementary Spanish II

A continued study of Spanish with emphasis on conversation, development of vocabulary and intermediate grammar; designed for students with previous experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 1300 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent.
Spring
 
SPN 2310
Intermediate Spanish

Further development of language skills in Spanish, with focus on conversation, reading, and composition. Pre-requisite: SPN 1301 or permission of instructor.
Fall
 

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