ENGLISH

ENG100 - Foundations of Writing (3)

English 100 is a course that helps students develop fluency and confidence in their writing in preparation for the demands of ENG101. The course focuses on improving writing through application and practice with an emphasis on grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and other fundamentals. Students examine writing as a process and engage in activities such as brainstorming, drafting, revising proofreading. Enrollment in ENG100 is determined by performance on a placement test. PREREQUISITE(S): None

ENG101 - English Composition (3)

English Composition 101 is a writing-intensive course that prepares students for all levels of academic discourse. Emphasis is placed on the art of persuasion, on the development of students' critical thinking skills, and on key rhetorical concepts such as audience, purpose, and voice. Students learn the various steps to the writing process, from brainstorming to final revision, and learn the importance of writing coherent, unified, and organized essays that are fundamentally and mechanically sound. Though primarily a writing course, English Composition 101 also helps students see the connection between reading and writing. In addition, students learn the art of academic research and documentation. PREREQUISITE(S): None

ENG102 - Analytical Writing (3)

ENG102 is an advanced writing course and is designed to extend reading and writing skills developed in English 101. Emphasis is placed on critical and analytical writing and the analysis and interpretation of texts. Students are exposed to a variety of texts from fields across the curriculum. They write essays in response to what they read by formulating and defending a thesis, by synthesizing sources, and by evaluating information and ideas from multiple perspectives. In addition, students demonstrate an ability to do research and to document their work in the major academic styles. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG101

ENG103 - Advanced First-Year Composition (3)

This course is an accelerated version of ENG101. Enrollment in ENG103 is determined by high performance on a placement examination or invitation into the AIC Honors Program. PREREQUISITE(S): Approval of the English department as based on the results of the writing placement examination or on a student's status in the Honors Program, or permission of the instructor. Note: No student who has received credit for ENG101 may receive credit for ENG103

ENG104 - Advanced First-Year Composition and Literature (3)

This course is an accelerated version of ENG102. PREREQUISITE(S): Enrollment in ENG104 is open only to those students who either have earned an A in ENG101 or have earned at least a B in ENG103. Note: No student who has received credit for ENG102 may receive credit for ENG104

ENG201 - The French Perspective (3)

Through the study of a variety of works translated into English, the student will have the opportunity to examine human behavior, motivation, and reasoning from the perspective of French writers. Selected works of Moliere, Voltaire, Flaubert, Zola, Camus, and Sartre will be the focus of discussion and written reflection. Please note that this course is conducted in English and will count toward the General Education literature requirement. PREREQUISITES: ENG102 or ENG104

ENG205 - Western World Literature I (3)

This is a survey of outstanding literature of the Western World from Homer to the Renaissance. There will be selections from, as well as complete works of, such authors as Homer, the Greek dramatists, Virgil, and Dante. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG206 - Western World Literature II (3)

This course surveys literature extending from Neo-Classical to modern literature. Selections include Racine, Moliere, Swift, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevski. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG210 - Survey of American Literature (3)

This course provides a one-semester overview of American literature from the colonial period to the present. Authors studied may include Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Douglass, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Frost, Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Neil, and Williams. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104. Note: This course may not be counted toward the requirements for an English major

ENG213 - Public Speaking (3)

This course provides practice in the construction of speeches, analysis of appeals to various audiences, and development of the speaking voice. It is a practical course offered to fit the needs of students in all fields. In cases of over-enrollment, seniors will be given preference. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104 or permission of the instructor

ENG214 - Literatures of the Non-Western World (3)

This course includes selections of poetry, fiction, drama, and memoir - works from established and esteemed writers from around the globe: Eastern Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Each piece and its author are placed within the context of his/her culture. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG217 - Survey of British Literature (3)

This course provides a one-term overview of British literature from the medieval period to the twentieth century. Authors may include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Swift, Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Auden, Yeats, and others. Note: this course may not be counted toward the requirements for the English major. PREREQUISITES: ENG102 or ENG104

ENG226 - African American Literature (3)

This course surveys highlights of African American literature. Writers include Douglass, Washington, DuBois, Hurston, Toomer, Bontemps, Hughes, Walker, Wilson, and Morrison. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG227 - Latin-American Literature in Translation (3)

This course provides an overview of contemporary Spanish American writers who depict the character, philosophy, social problems, attitudes towards human dignity, and the respect for human rights in Spanish-speaking countries. Such widely known and respected writers as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazer, Juan Rulfo, Luisa Valenzuela, Rosario Ferre, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others are studied. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG300 - Topics in Literature (3)

A series of courses that concentrate on a single significant topic in literature. Representative topics include: In Search of the American Dream, Nobel Prize Winners in Literature, and the City in Literature. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG303 - Major Authors in American Literature, 1492-1865 (3)

This course is a historical survey of American literature and its relation to American culture from its beginnings in 1492 through the Civil War. Authors studied may include Bradford, Bradstreet, Edwards, Franklin, Jefferson, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Douglass, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG304 - Major Authors in American Literature, 1865-Present (3)

This course is a historical survey of American literature and its relation to American culture from the Civil War through the present. Authors studied may include Twain, Chopin, Frost, Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Neil, Williams, Updike, and Walker. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG310 - The Drama in English (3)

This survey examines the genre of drama in western culture beginning with ancient Greece, followed by a study of Roman drama. The focus then moves to the morality and mystery plays of the Middle Ages. Representative plays from the Renaissance, the Neoclassical period, and the modern era including the Theater of the Absurd will complete the course, which will explore how drama shapes and is shaped by culture and how individual dramaturgy distinguishes one playwright from another. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG311 - History of the English Language (3)

English 311 is a study of the major trends in the development of English as it has grown from a dialect of West German to a major world language. Organized chronologically, the course will give some attention to ways in which modern linguistics has enhanced our understanding of language history. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG324 - Language in Time, Space and the Mind (3)

This course is a study of language history, language families, and language as a product of the human mind. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or permission of the instructor

ENG326 - Shakespeare (3)

A study of selected plays is arranged chronologically. Representative plays from Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances are studied. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG330 - Women Writers (3)

This course surveys British and American women writers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors will include: Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison, and Maxine Hong Kingston. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG338 - Scientific Research Writing (3)

For health sciences majors only, this is an advanced writing course that focuses on scientific research, writing and documentation. Students learn to gather and document research and write American Psychological Association (APA) style scientific research papers. The course will also focus on the fundamentals of English and the manner in which students communicate. Students will be exposed to different types of research materials through the use of library and electronic sources. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG101 or ENG103, ENG102 or ENG104

ENG348 - Writing Seminar (3)

This is an advanced, writing-intensive course. Students will progress in a workshop setting through a series of assignments culminating in an individually chosen project. Each student will compile a portfolio of his or her writing. Students will be asked to evaluate their own work and to comment upon that of their classmates. In addition, some attention will be given to rhetorical theory. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG101 or ENG103, ENG102 or ENG104

ENG357 - Environmental Literature (3)

This course surveys works by such environmental writers as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Rachel Carson, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, Aldo Leopold, Bary Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Al Gore, William Cronon, and Bill McKibben. PREREQUISITE: ENG102 or ENG104, or permission of the instructor.

ENG363 - American Poetry (3)

This course surveys American poetry from Poe to the late 20th century, including the works of Poe, Dickinson, Whitman, Frost, Stevens, Williams, Cummings, Lowell, Hughes, Plath, Sexton, and representative recent and contemporary poets. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG375 - Approaches to Literary Study (3)

This course will acquaint students with a wide range of critical approaches to literature in order for them to become better critical readers themselves. Texts will range from such classical critics as Aristotle, Johnson, and Poe to such recent theorists as Miller, Fish, and Derrida. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG377 - Modern Poetry (3)

This course is a study of representative poems by major British and American poets since 1860. Poets may include Dickinson, Whitman, Browning, Hardy, Yeats, Frost, Williams, Stevens, and Lowell as well as other major figures. Some attention will be given to important critical concepts about poetry. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG380 - The Bible as Literature (3)

This course is a study of some of the literary qualities of the Old and New Testaments, with added attention given to the historical development of the English Bible. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG382 - Verbal and Visual Languages (3)

This course explores the ways words and images function as symbol systems. The class will look at the illuminated poetry of William Blake as one site where words and images work both together and against one another. The class will also look at words and images in comic books, on film, and on the web. In addition to several written projects, each student will design and present either a PowerPoint slide show or a web site. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG384 - Business and Technical Writing (3)

A comprehensive treatment of the theory and practice of business communication and the development of skills in presenting technical information, with emphasis on the effectiveness of expression through written correspondence, reports, technical manuals, and job resumes. Writing as a rewriting process will be stressed. Students will investigate the development of business and technical literature from idea to draft, to final product. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG101 or ENG103, ENG102 or ENG104

ENG385 - The Novel in English (3)

This course is a study of representative novels by major British and American novelists since 1800. Novelists may include Austen, the Brontes, Eliot, Dickens, Melville, Twain, Lawrence, Woolf, Joyce, Hemingway, and Faulkner, as well as other major figures. PREREQUISITES: ENG102 or ENG104

ENG387 - The Short Narrative (3)

This course explores the short story genre through reading a wide variety of short fiction, beginning with innovators such as Edgar Allan Poe and continuing through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with writers such as D.H. Lawrence, Joyce Carol Oates, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, and Nadine Gordimer. Short fiction from various cultures, both eastern and western, will be read. The elements, unique to the short story and the challenge the genre itself presents by virtue of its brevity will be the focus. The role of the short story within the context of the societies that produce it will be discussed. PREREQUISITES: ENG102 or ENG104

ENG388 - Major British Authors from Beowulf Poet to Samuel Johnson (3)

This course studies the founders of the British Literary Tradition. Authors include Chaucer, Spenser, Jonson, Donne, Milton, Pope, Swift, and Johnson. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG389 - Major British Authors from William Blake to Harold Pinter (3)

This course surveys representative authors of the Romantic, Victorian, and Early Modern Period, including authors Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Browning, Conrad, Lawrence, Woolf, and Joyce. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 or ENG104

ENG399 - Directed Study (1-6)

Directed study involves readings and papers. A student may take a maximum of six hours of credit in English 399 during any single term and twelve hours altogether. The course is ordinarily limited to English majors who have senior status, fifteen hours of English courses beyond ENG101 and ENG102, and a B average in English. In exceptional cases, a student who is not an English major may be allowed to take directed study. PREREQUISITE(S): Permission of faculty advisor, course instructor and department chair