ENGL 027 Writing Skills Workshop (Cr4) (1:3)

This course is taught in tandem with ENGL 101 and supports the skills learned in that course: logical and focused writing, thorough development of a main point by means of supporting ideas and evidence, and integrating information from secondary sources. Students will use summary, paraphrase, and direct quotation in various forms of thesis-based writing. To support the skills needed for ENGL 101, students will do in-depth work on paragraph writing, using details and evidence to support topic sentences and thesis statements. Students will learn and use the stages of the writing process. They will develop strategies for organizing and developing topics and improving coherence in multi-paragraph essay writing. Students will acquire editing and proofreading skills. Placement into developmental writing as determined by the English Placement test or course work.

ENGL 028 English Vocabulary III (Cr3) (3:0)
Students with high-intermediate knowledge of English will expand their vocabulary by 300 new words which they will learn to recognize and use in written and oral communication. Students will also develop and improve vocabulary-learning strategies, such as inference from context, understanding word families, recognizing synonyms, analyzing word parts, using dictionaries. Students complete 15 hours of using ESL software as part of the requirements for this course. Prereq. - English language competence as determined by the English or ESL department through testing and/or course work.

ENGL 101 English I (Cr3) (3:0)
This course gives close attention to the writing process in various forms of thesis-based writing. The course develops skills in logical and focused writing, through thesis development using supporting ideas and evidence. In addition, students learn to integrate and document information from sources. Prereq. - Competence in reading and writing as determined by English Department through testing and/or course work. Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program.

ENGL 151 English II (Cr3) (3:0)
Students continue to develop the academic writing and critical reading skills begun in English I. Students may elect to work on introduction to literature (L), report writing (R), or technical writing (T). Prereq.- ENGL 101. Also available through Online Learning. ENGL 151L (literature option) is approved for the Honors Program and has a designated as a Diversity (D) core course.

ENGL 201G British Literature I (Cr3) (3:0)
Survey of major works of selected British authors (before 1800) from Old English through the Eighteenth Century; emphasis on understanding the cultural and historical context of the literature as well as on analysis and interpretation of the works of literature. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Also available through Online Learning. Core: AH, WI.

ENGL 203G Shakespeare (Cr3) (3:0)
By studying Shakespeare's plays and poetry, students will learn to read text accurately, critically and imaginatively, and explore Shakespeare's world and his relevance to ours. Through reading, discussion, and written analysis, we will examine Shakespeare's work in light of the historical, political, cultural contexts in which Shakespeare wrote and ultimately consider the question "Why is Shakespeare's work still important to us?" Approved for the Honors Program. Writing intensive. Prereq. - ENGL151. Core: AH, WI.

ENGL 205G American Literature I (Cr3) (3:0)
Survey of major American writers from Colonial period to the Civil War, including works from Edwards, Jefferson, Wheatley, Franklin, Douglass, Emerson, Fuller, Thoreau, Poe, Dickinson and Whitman. Emphasis is on texts but with attention to historical, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Core: AH, WI.

ENGL 211G Plays: Classical to Contemporary (Cr3) (3:0)
This course introduces students to the analysis of plays as literary text that shapes both performance and an understanding of culture and the human experience. Plays from classical Greece to contemporary Theatre of Diversity will be covered along with the comments of playwrights, directors, actors and critics. Students will analyze drama from psychological, historical, philosophical, structural and dramatic perspectives. Students may not receive credit for both CMTH 221G and ENGL 211G. Prereq.- ENGL 151. Core: AH, D, WI.

ENGL 215G Multicultural Adolescent Literature (Cr3) (3:0)
A writing-intensive course based on multicultural literature for adolescents. Overview of materials based upon the socio-cultural and developmental characteristics of young adults with an emphasis on multiculturalism and English language learners; examination of major genres in young adult literature. Ten hours of educational field experience or service learning activity required. Prereq.- ENGL151. Core: AH, D, WI.

ENGL 250G Latin American Literature (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a survey of contemporary Latin American writers, including Borges, Allende, Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Fuents and others. The emphasis of the course is on reading and writing, with an additional focus on history, culture and literary terms. The course is conducted in English, including class discussions, readings and assignments. Prereq.- ENGL151L. Core: AH. D, WI.

ENGL 251G British Literature II (Cr3) (3:0)
Major works of selected British authors from the Pre-Romantics to the 20th century. Emphasis on literary analysis but with attention to intellectual and historical backgrounds. Offered on demand. Writing intensive. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Core: D, AH, WI. Approved for the Honors program. Also available through Online Learning.

ENGL 253 Creative Writing (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides beginning writers with the opportunity to explore imaginative uses of language through the fundamentals of poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. Conducted through lectures and workshops, the course exposes students to prominent examples of the kind of writing they are expected to produce, and it promotes the critical analysis of their own writing, as well as the writings of their peers. Also available through Online Learning. Prereq.- ENGL101C. Core AH, D.

ENGL 255G American Literature II (Cr3) (3:0)
This survey of major American writers from the Civil War to the present emphasizes literary works with close attention to historical, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Also available through Online Learning. Core: AH, CT, D, WI.

ENGL 256G Modern Poetry (Cr3) (3:0)
A survey of modern American poetry beginning with Walt Whitman and up to contemporary poets. The course emphasizes understanding of primary literary texts in their socio-historical, political and cultural contexts. The craft and technique of poetry writing will be explored. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Core: D, AH, WI. Also available through Online Learning.

ENGL 257G 20th Century Literature by Women: Self-Images and Self-Awareness (Cr3) (3:0)
A sophomore-level study of 20th century literature by women through works by major authors of the time, specifically focusing on the written images these authors created of women, and their search for self-awareness in various cultures. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Core: AH, D, WI. Also available through Online Learning.

ENGL 258 Fiction Writing (Cr3) (3:0)
Students will study elements of fiction in greater depth, read and analyze the techniques of established authors, and practice incorporating these elements and strategies in creating their own original fictional works. Emphasis will be placed on narrative structure, plot, point of view, characterization, setting, dialogue, use of figurative language, and theme. This workshop-style course will include writing exercises, written and verbal analysis, self-assessments, peer and instructor feedback, and revision and editing, as well as an examination of paths to publication and appropriate submission preparation. Prereq. - ENGL151 or ENGL253. CORE: AH.

ENGL 260G Contemporary Literature (Cr3) (3:0)
In this course we will study literary works in English and in translation dating from mid-twentieth century to the present with a focus on non-Western literature. We will emphasize situating individual works within their cultural historical, political, and social contexts. The course will include all four main literary genres-poetry, short fiction, the novel, and drama-and works will range from traditional to experimental. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Core: AH, CT, D, WI.

ENGL 264G Irish Literature (Cr3) (3:0)
A survey of the literary works of Irish authors from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, the course emphasizes understanding primary literary texts within their historical, political, and cultural contexts. Prereq.- ENGL151. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: AH, WI, D.

ENGL 265G African-American Literature (Cr3) (3:0)
The literary works of African-Americans from pre-twentieth century literature to the present; genres and themes in their historical, political, and socio-cultural contexts. Prereq. - ENGL 151. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: AH, D, WI. Also available through Online Learning.

ENGL 267 Poetry Writing(Cr3) (3:0)
This course is intended for students who have experience in writing poetry but would like to improve their writing. The content, structure, and techniques of contemporary poems will be studied, with an emphasis of using such study for the writing and critiquing of the students' own poems. Conducted through lectures and workshops, the course promotes the critical analysis of their own writing, as well as the writings of their peers, with the purpose of writing publishable poems. Prereq: ENGL101C or permission from the instructor. Core: AH, D.

ENGL 291 Special Studies in English (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

ENGL 292 Special Studies in English (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

ENGL 293 Special Studies in English (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.