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Department of English
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English Course Descriptions

AML 2010, 3041 American Literature I, II (3,3) Prereq: ENC 1101, ENC 1102; ENC 3320 (English Majors) Studies in American literature from colonial days to present.

AML 3311 Major Figures in American Literature
(3) Study includes, but is not limited to, figures such as Dickinson, Faulkner, Hawthorne, Baldwin, and Walker.

AML 4101/4121 American Novel I, II (3, 3) Prereq: ENC 1101, ENC 1102 A study of selected novels produced by major U.S. writer which introduces students to extended analysis of the literary genre of the novel.

AML 4154 Modern American Poetry (3) Prereq: LIT 2110. Study includes, but is not limited to, major American poets such as Pound, Williams, Cummings, Lowell and Hughes.

AML 4610/4276 Afro-American Novel I, II (3) Prereq: ENC 3320 (English Majors) The most significant black American novelists from William Wells Brown to comtemporary authors such as Alice Walker.

AML 4934 Seminar in African American Literature I, II (3) Prereq: ENC 3320 Current topics organized around selected writers or themes which reflect the political and artistic values of African American culture.

AML 4604/4605 Legacy of African American Literature I, II (3) Prereq: ENC 3320 Selected readings from the literature of African Americans from the pre-Civil War era through present day.

AML 5216 Early American Literature (3) American literature from its beginning to 1815, including religious, social and political influences.

AML 5616 The Afro-American Novel (3) Includes Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker.

AML 5236 Studies in American Realism and Naturalism (1850­1910) (3) A study of the intellectual, social and literary developments of this realistic-naturalist period. Emphasis is placed upon the literary achieve­ments of such writers as Howells, Twain, James, Crane, and Garland.

AML 5246 Twentieth Century American Literature (3) In-depth study of one or two major literary figures of the twentieth century, selected from the following list: T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison.

AML 5935 Seminar in African American Literature (3) Current readings and individualized research organized around selected writers or themes which reflect the political and artistic values of African American culture.

AML 5938 Seminar in American Literature (3) Current topics in American literature organized around selected writers and themes which reflect the political, cultural, and artistic values of society.

CRW 3110/4120 Techniques of Fiction Writing (3) Techniques for developing skills in fiction writing.

CRW 3211/4224 Techniques of Creative Nonfiction (3) Techniques for developing skills in creative nonfiction writing.

CRW 3311/4312 Techniques of Poetry Writing (3) Techniques for developing skills in poetry writing.

ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, I (3,3) Freshmen Composition courses which includes basic communicative skills, essay development, research documentation, library usage, and critical thinking,  must be taken for maximum credit of 6 semester hours.

ENC 1121, 1122 Freshman Composition (Honors) (3,3) Accelerated courses for students admitted to General Honors Program. Other students may enroll with consent of instructor.

ENC 2300 Improving Writing Competency (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, 1102. Development of skills necessary for writing various forms of expositiory prose.

ENC 3243 Technical Writing (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, 1102. Emphasis is on clear expository writing of memoranda, reports, and articles in stu­dent's particular field.

ENC 3320 Advanced Composition (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, 1102. Techniques of essay development and style including critical evaluation of prose genre.

ENG 3048 Theories and Techniques of Literary Studies (3) Introduces the student to contemporary literary theories such as structuralist, post modernist, feminist, Marxist, deconstructionist, transactional, literary response, and the black aesthetic and their application to selected literary works.

ENG 4905 Directed Individual Study (03-09) Specialized studies in English language and/or literature.

ENG 5018 Literary Criticism I (3) Development of literary criticism from Plato to Dryden.

ENG 5019 Literary Criticism II (3) Development of literary criticism from Dryden to compemporary literary criticism.

ENG 5905 Directed Individual Study (1-5) Specialized studies in English language and/or literature.

ENL 3013, 3034 English Literature I, II (3,3) Survey of English litera­ture from beginning to 1914.

ENL 4101 The English Novel I, II (3) History of the novel from Defoe to Hardy.

ENL 4221 English Literature in the Seventeenth Century (3) Non-dra­matic works of Milton and other principal writers of the period.

ENL 4230 English Literature in the Eighteenth Century (3) Study of major writers, including Defoe, Swift, Pope, Fielding, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Blake.

ENL 4240 The Romantic Period (3) English poetry, 1798-1832, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats.

ENL 4251 Victorian Literature (3) significant poetry and prose of major writers against scientific and philosophical background which the age afforded.

ENL 4311 Chaucer (3) Selections from The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde.

ENL 4331, 4332 Shakespeare I, II (3,3) Study of Shakespeare's develop­ment of dramatic techniques and ideas in his early, middle, and later plays.

ENL 5236 Eighteenth Century Literature (2) Major writers from 1660-1798, including Dryden, Addison and Steele, Swift, Pope, Fielding, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Blake.

ENL 5246 The Romantic Period (3) Examination of the most signifi­cant English prose and poetry written between 1798 and 1832.

ENL 5317 Chaucer (3) Selections from The Canterbury Tales, TroiIus and Criseyde, and the minor poems.

ENL 5335 Shakespeare (3) Study of Shakespeare's development of dramatic techniques and ideas.

ENL 5347 The Age of Milton (3) Prose and poetry of Milton, espe­cially Paradise Lost, Sampson and Agonistes and Areopagitica, viewed against the background of the age.

ENL 5932 Seminar in English Literature (3) Current topics in English literature, organized around selected writers and themes which reflect the political, cultural, and artistic values of English society.

LAE 4360 Teaching of English in Middle/High School (3) Prereq: ESE 3341 and twenty-seven hours of English. Established and experimental methods of instruction; interests of adolescents in language and literature through print, radio, film, and theatre; selection of materials and prepara­tion of units of study.

LIN 4060 A History of the English Language (3) Introduction to the origins of the English Language as it relates to the Indo-European famiIy of Languages and to the developments of English from its earliest days to the present.

LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar (3) Traditional and modern approach­es to study of English grammar. Required of English majors. Open to upperclassmen who need or desire further language study.

LIT 2110, 2120 Introduction to Literature I, II (3,3) Prereq: ENC 1102. Thorough study and evaluation of selected major writers of the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Comtemporary World.

LIT 3115 Classical Literature in Translation (3) Study of classical literature of the Western World.

LIT 3196 African Carribbean Literature (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, ENC 1102. A study of literature from the Caribbean written primarily by writers of African descent. The development of a Caribbean Aesthetic, the politics of decolonization, and the notions of home/exile will be major topics explored throughout the semester.

LIT 3333 Multicultural Literature for Adolescents (3) Fosters on appreciation of the variety of reading materials available for adolescents, as well as an understanding of the developmental stages, needs, and interests of young people.

LIT 3353 African Literature (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, ENC 1102 An introduction to selected literature by major African writers.

LIT 3824 Latino/a Literature (3) In-depth study includes, but is not limited to, literary figures such as Marquez, Cisneros, and Alvarez.

LIT 4043 Drama and Crisis (3) A study of current crisis in Twentieth Century life as revealed in the dramas of Edward Albee, Ed Bullins, Tennessee Williams, and Samuel Beckett.

LIT 4083 Contemporary Literature (3) A study of literature of cur­rent trends in American and world literature.

LIT 4383 Women in Literature (3) Prereq: ENC 1101, ENC 1102  A thematic study of fiction, prose, and poerty by women writers. The course introduces students to works in English or in English translation by women writers of various cultures with special emphasis on writers of African descent.

LIT 5327 Folklore, Myth, Legend (3) A study of folk literature from classical times to the present.

SPC 1017 Foundation of Speech (3) Introduction to communicative processes as applied to various speech situations:speech models, intrapersonal and interpersonal communication,such as thinkinq, Laboratory activities are required.

SPC 2608 Public Speaking (3) Theory and practice in public speakinq emphasizing speeches for information, persuasion, and special occasiona; listening to and developing,organizing,and delivering speeches. Speech laboratory activities are required.


French and Spanish Course Descriptions


FRE 1120 Elementary French I Lecture/Laboratory (3,1) Introduction to the French language and culture; basic grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

FRE 1121 Elementary French II Lecture/Laboratroy (3,1)  Prereq: FRE 1120 or equivalent. Continuation of the study of the French language and culture; basic grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Lecture/Laboratory.

FRE 2220 Intermediate French Lecture/Laboratory (3,1)  Prereq: FRE 1121 or equivalent. Continuation of study of the French language and culture, emphasis on intermediate grammar and further development of basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

SPN 1120 Elementary Spanish I Lecture/Laboratory (3,1) Introduction to the study of the  Spanish language and culture; basic grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

SPN 1121 Elementary Spanish II Lecture/Laboratory
(3,1) Prereq: SPN 1120 or equivalent. Continuation of the study of the Spanish language and culture; intermendiate grammar and further develpment of basic skills.

SPN 2220 Intermediate Spanish Lecture/Laboratory
(3,1) Prereq: SPN 1121or equivalent. Continuation of the study of the Spanish language and culture; intermediate grammar and further development of basic skills.