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English (ENGL)
Department of English

ENGL 0103   Skills For Success In College Writing And Reading
An intensive review of the fundamentals of English grammar and practice in correct usage and expression with improvement of reading techniques, comprehension, vocabulary, and rate. Required of all students whose ACT/SAT scores and/or high school English grades indicate deficiency in language skills. Not required for students with ENGL 1013 transfer credit. Not applicable to graduation requirements. Class 3. (Fall)

ENGL 1001   English Review
A review of the fundamentals of English grammar and usage for students who fail to pass the English Proficiency Examination. Either a passing score on the English Proficiency Examination or a Satisfactory grade in English Review is required of all Bachelor's degree candidates for graduation. The English Proficiency Examination must be taken at the end of the ENGL 1013 course at mid-semester testing events for students with ENGL 1013 transfer credit. The credit hour does not apply toward total credit hours needed for graduation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade. Class 1.

ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Expository writing and the use of the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise will be emphasized. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 0103 with a passing grade.

ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013.

ENGL 2011   Applied Journalism
Experience in journalism as applied to the production of campus publications. One credit hour for each semester of participation in newspaper or yearbook. May be repeated for a maximum of three semester hours. May be applied to general electives only. Class 1.

ENGL 2323   Survey Of British Literature I
A survey of English literature from the beginning through the neoclassical period. Special attention is given to the theory of literary interpretation. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023.

ENGL 2333   Survey Of British Literature II
A continuation of ENGL 2323. A survey of English literature from the pre-romantic period to present. Special attention is given to study of specific genres. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 2603   Creative Writing
A seminar on how to write short stories, poems, and plays and other genres for publication. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

ENGL 3103   Survey Of American Literature I
A survey of the literature of America from the beginning to Whitman. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

ENGL 3113   Survey Of American Literature II
A continuation of ENGL 3103. A survey of the literature of America from Whitman to present. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 3213   Technical Writing
A study of effective technical writing and document design for a variety of business and industrial applications, including instructions, online help, reports, proposals, and web sites. Includes instruction and practice in both print and electronic formats, with particular emphasis on the latest publishing technologies. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 3223   Advanced Grammar and Composition
An in-depth study of writing in various genres with attention to the principles of grammar and usage. The focus is on developing a refined and rhetorically sensitive prose voice that is responsive to the demands of audience, purpose, and occasion in a variety of rhetorical settings. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 3303   Shakespeare
A study of the sonnets and selected plays with emphasis on the major tragedies. Involvement through drama is emphasized. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 3403   Journalism-Publications
A basic overview of news gathering and writing for mass media; with emphasis on journalistic style and story structure, copy editing, graphic design and layout, and photo selection and editing. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 3413   Visual Literacy
An analysis of the processes by which human beings interpret and respond to images and other visual media with emphasis on verbal/visual cognates and on how information is presented and interpreted through visual styles (such as font, color, and arrangement) and forms (such as images, information graphics, icons, logos, and symbols). Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring, Odd years)

ENGL 3503   World Literature: Beginnings Through The Renaissance
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of early non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, and/or Africa. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

ENGL 3553   World Literature: The Enlightenment Through The Twentieth Century
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of later non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or Latin America. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 3603   Multi-ethnic Literatures In America
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative literary works of contemporary ethnic minority populations within the United States. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring, Even years)

ENGL 3931   English Internship
This internship can be fulfilled by taking ENGL 2011 APPLIED JOURNALISM or by being involved in theater or other practical mentored learning experiences approved by the English Department. Required of English majors. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Class 1.

ENGL 4013   Digital Literature
Reading and analysis of traditional texts transferred to or adapted for online environments and non-traditional texts created specifically for online environments. Includes reading, writing, and literary criticism of hypertext fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and production of digital literary texts. Class 3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1023 and either ENGL 2223 or ENGL 3113. (Fall, Odd years)

ENGL 4023   Writing for Digital Media
A study of the principles of effective writing for online, visual, and multimedia authoring formats, including how content, structure, and style differ from their traditional print iterations. Includes hands-on instruction and practice in HTML coding and desktop publishing applications culminating in a digital media project. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 4013. (Fall, Odd years)

ENGL 4813   C.S. Lewis: The Man And His Works
This course is designed to introduce the student to the well-known Christian author, C. S. Lewis, and his writings. Specific objectives include enjoying and understanding his major writings, becoming acquainted with the various types of literature in which Lewis excelled, and learning to write effectively using Lewis as a model. Class 3. (Distance Learning)

ENGL 4913   Literary Criticism
This course is designed to integrate the student's understanding of the theories of literary criticism with their practical applications both to critical interpretation and teaching literature. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Odd years)

ENGL 4923   History Of The English Language
This course will focus on the development of the English language from its earliest origins to the present. Strong emphasis will be placed on the roots of various ethnic forms of the language. A study of ethnic diversity and dialects will also be included. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 4931   Digital Writing Practicum
Students may complete their practicum experience either in a business or non-profit organization under the supervision of a professional in the field. Alternatively, students may participate in an on-campus digital writing project. The practicum offers opportunity for hands-on learning in a real-world setting that requires the student to write and communicate with technological tools and environments. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Class 1. Prerequisites: ENGL 4013 and approval of the Chair of the Department of English. (On Demand)

ENGL 4943-4983   Special Topics
A course to be utilized for seminars and special lectures in topics which are not offered on a regular basis. Topics have included: Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Milton, Romantic Literature, Short Story, Tolkien Seminar, Utopian Literature, Southern Women Writers, and Victorian Literature. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1023 and Junior or Senior standing.

ENGL 4991-4993   Independent Study
An independent study course designed to permit the superior student to investigate selected topics through individual research. Class 1-3. Prerequisites: Advanced standing and permission of the English department.