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Course Information and Descriptions
ENG 243 Introduction to Fiction (3-0)
3 Hours
The course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of
English, American, and Continental short stories, both traditional and
modern. At least two longer short stories will be read, and at least
one novel will be selected later in the course. Emphasis will be on
the relationship between meaning and form in individual stories and
the novel, and class discussion will allow for student analysis,
interpretation and critical evaluation.
Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 121(either C or better)
IAI: H3901
ENG 244 Mythology and Fairy Tales (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the study of myths, legends, and
fairy tales from various cultures. Students will consider Greek,
Norse, and Hindu mythology as well as Grimm’s fairy tales. The
lasting power and influence of mythological themes and archetypal
symbolism will be explored.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (either C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: H9 901
ENG 246 Latin American Writers (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to significant Latin American
writers. Drawing upon poetry, short fiction, novels and memoirs in
English, the course will present and discuss the significant conditions
and contributions of people of this underrepresented culture. The
assigned readings will be in English and will exemplify trends in
Latin American literature.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (either C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: H3 908N
ENG 247 International Women Writers (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the literary contributions of
women writers outside of the United States, Britain, and Europe.
Modern novels and stories, ancient to modern poems, and other
media will give students windows to view the concerns, triumphs,
dreams, politics, and family lives of women in international cultures.
This course will introduce the study of the significant conditions and
contributions of this underrepresented group.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (either C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: H3 911D
ENG 249 Children’s Literature (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to significant works, authors and
trends in literature written for children and young adults. Emphasis
will be placed on identifying various literary genres, developing
criteria for evaluation of texts as well as exploring multicultural works.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or 121 (either C or better)
IAI: H3 918
ENG 260
Introduction to Writing Center
Theory and Practice (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is designed to introduce student tutors to the
fundamental issues of theory and practice underlying writing center
work. Topics will include practical strategies and techniques for
effective tutoring in a variety of situations and with a diversity of
writers as well as theoretical issues involving language, literacy, and
difference.
Prerequisite: ENG 121
ENG 261
Methods of Teaching English
Language Learners (ELLs) (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will discuss approaches to teaching English Language
Learners (ELLs). Techniques for needs assessment, syllabus design,
selection of course materials and assessment will be introduced.
Current methods of teaching academic content in English to ELLs
will also be presented.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ENG 262
Theories of Teaching ELLs
and Bilingual Education (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will introduce the prominent theories of second language
acquisition and teaching with a special emphasis on the instructional
models for teaching of English Language Learners (ELLs). In
addition, the course will discuss the relationship between theory and
practice and the relevance of theory to the language classroom.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ENG 263 Early American Minority Writers (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the wealth of literature contributed
by minority writers before 1920. For this course minority will be
defined as groups who have not traditionally been represented in the
American Literary Canon. Such groups include, but shall not be
limited to, African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans,
Hispanic/Latino Americans, working class Americans, and
gay/lesbian Americans. This course will explore the significant
historical conditions and contributions of these underrepresented
groups within the United States. All forms of literature will be
covered--folktales, poetry, short stories, novels, plays,
autobiographies, memoirs, and oral forms.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (either C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
ENG 264 Modern American Minority Writers (3-0) 3 Hours
This course introduces students to the wealth of literature contributed
by minority writers after 1920. For this course, minority will be
defined as groups who have not traditionally been represented in the
American Literary Canon. Such groups include, but shall not be
limited to, African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans,
Hispanic/Latino Americans, working class Americans, and
gay/lesbian Americans. This course will explore the significant
historical conditions and contributions of these underrepresented
groups within the United States. All forms of literature will be
covered--folktales, poetry, short stories, novels, plays,
autobiographies, memoirs, and oral forms.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (either C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
ENG 265 Teaching Grammar to ELLs (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will begin with a brief historical perspective of
transformational, structural and traditional methodologies used in
teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). In addition, the course
will focus on a descriptive analysis of English and some of the
nuances of English grammar. Finally, the course will consider the
role of grammar instruction in the English language classroom.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ENG 266 Professional Communication (3-0)
3 Hours
Professional Communication is a sophomore-level course designed
for students who have completed their composition requirements and
are interested in furthering their writing skills for a variety of
purposes. Students will learn about technical writing, writing for
publication, writing magazine articles, writing company newsletters,
doing research in the sciences and social sciences, writing in the
professions, writing reports for industry, the impact of technology on
writing and publishing, document design, writing computer manuals
and online documentation.
Prerequisite: ENG 121 or ENG 126
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