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Course Information and Descriptions
ENG 129 Women in Literature (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the wealth of literature by and/or
about women. Discussion of readings, films and other media enables
students to analyze the portrayal of women in literature and to trace
the historical development of writing by women. It will explore the
significant historical conditions and contributions of this
underrepresented group within the Western World.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (either C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: H3 911D
ENG 137 Document Design in Technical Writing (3-0) 3 Hours
This course will introduce the student to the elementary principles of
document design in technical writing. In addition to reading about
these principles, they will have the opportunity to read articles
written by experts in the field that will apply to these principles. By
the end of the course, the student will be able to design and write an
instructional document for a general audience and justify the design
they chose.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ENG 220 Introduction to Scripts for Screen (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will introduce students to the concepts, structure and
format needed to develop reading scripts for TV and film. Students
will complete several invention and writing exercises in this
screenwriting genre. They will analyze professional and student
scripts. The course emphasizes creative expression and in-class
workshop methodology.
Prerequisite: ENG 121 (C or better)
ENG 222 Creative Writing (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of
approaches, writing techniques and stages of the crafting process in
the genres of prose fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Students
will complete writing exercises in these genres. They will analyze
professional prose and poetry. The course emphasizes creative
expression and critique of student writing.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ENG 223 Early American Literature (3-0)
3 Hours
In this course, students will read and study selected writings of a
number of major American writers from the colonial period up to
1900. Students will explore this literature in light of its social,
historical, philosophical, aesthetic, and critical contexts. They also
will examine the role of this literature in shaping American culture
and defining the national identity.
Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 121(either C or better)
IAI: H3 914
ENG 224 Creative Writing II (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is designed to focus on the creative process in one of
three specific genres - prose fiction, prose creative nonfiction or
poetry. The course will emphasize the creative process and the
ability to critique and analyze texts in the topic genre in a workshop
format. Class sessions will use the discussion of student and
professional writing as the point of departure for an in-depth study of
the topic genre. Individual conferences will supplement lectures and
workshops to afford students a detailed response to their writing.
Prerequisite: ENG 121 (C or better)
ENG 225 Survey of British Literature I (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the authors and texts that have
greatly influenced the literature of English speakers. From the first
English epic to the poems, prose, and drama of the Eighteenth
Century, the works covered reflect the major artistic developments of
Pre-Romantic British literature and provide a background to modern
writing in the English language.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or 121 (either C or better)
IAI: H3 912
ENG 226 Survey of British Literature II (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to British and Anglophone literatures
from the Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Postmodern periods.
Students will explore the philosophical, social, aesthetic, and critical
contexts of selected literature from the nineteenth, twentieth, and
twenty-first centuries.
Note: ENG 225 and 226 are independent courses. ENG 225 is not a
prerequisite for ENG 226.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or 121 (either C or better)
IAI: H3 913
ENG 227 Introduction to Shakespeare (3-0)
3 Hours
Introduction to Shakespeare offers an examination of the writer’s
works and their historical and literary background through readings
and discussions of selected comedies, histories and tragedies.
Videotapes of performances will be shown in class.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or 121 (either C or better)
IAI: H3 905
ENG 228 World Literature (3-0)
3 Hours
This course examines representative writers of European, Asian,
African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American literature. It surveys
the classics and the influential works from societies around the
world, their periods and movements from ancient times to the
present. It will introduce the study of the significant conditions and
contributions of these underrepresented groups. Omitted or
represented sparingly are British and North American writers, since
other courses focus on these authors.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (either C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: H3 906
ENG 229
American Literature:
20th Century to Present (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to American literature in the 20th
and 21st centuries and is designed to acquaint them with selected
major writers of prose fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
Students will explore this literature in light of its social, historical,
philosophical, aesthetic, and critical contexts. They also will examine
the role of this literature in shaping American culture and defining
the national identity.
Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 121(either C or better)
IAI: H3 915
ENG 241 Introduction to Poetry (3-0)
3 Hours
The course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of
English and American poetry, both traditional and modern. Emphasis
will be on the relationship between meaning and form in individual
poems, and class discussion will allow for student analysis,
interpretation and critical evaluation.
Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 121(either C or better)
IAI: H3 903
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