2007-08 Course Descriptions

ENGL - English

Department of English (CAS)

ENGL 003 Academic Literacies (2-0-2), fall, spring. Theory and practice in critical reading and expository writing to prepare students for college-level reading and writing. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required for students (1) with an ACT English subscore of 15 or below or (2) with an equivalent SAT verbal score or (3) who have exited the highest level of ESL and have no ACT or SAT scores. Requires concurrent enrollment in ENGL 004. Does not satisfy the University Core composition requirement and is non-graduation credit.

ENGL 004 Academic Literacies Workshop (0-1-1), fall, spring. Practice in critical reading and expository writing facilitated by computer-aided instruction. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required for students (1) with an ACT English subscore of 15 or below or (2) with an equivalent SAT verbal score or (3) who have exited the highest level of ESL and have no ACT or SAT scores. Requires concurrent enrollment in ENGL 003. Does not satisfy the University Core composition requirement and is non-graduation credit.

ENGL 006 Academic Composition Workshop (0-1-1), fall, spring. Practice in reading and writing expressive and informative essays. Some persuasive writing will be included. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required of students (1) with an ACT English score of 16 to 18 or equivalent SAT Verbal score or (2) who have completed ENGL 003 and ENGL 004. Requires concurrent enrollment in ENGL 106. Does not meet the University Core composition requirement and is non-graduation credit.

ENGL 007 Rhetoric and Persuasion Workshop (0-1-1), fall, spring. Practice in analyzing and writing persuasive essays. Some researched writing will be included. A review of editing and revision skills will also be included. Required of students who took ENGL 006 and 106. Requires concurrent enrollment in ENGL 107. Does not meet University Core composition requirement and is non-graduation credit.

ENGL 106 Academic Composition (2-0-2), fall, spring. Theory and practice in reading and writing expressive and informative essays. Some persuasive writing will be included. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required of students (1) with an ACT English subscore of 16-18 or equivalent SAT verbal score or (2) who have completed ENGL 003 and 004. Requires concurrent enrollment in ENGL 006. The combination of ENGL 106 and 107 satisfies the University Core composition requirement and 1 hour of elective credit.

ENGL 107 Rhetoric and Persuasion (2-0-2), fall, spring. Theory and practice in analyzing and writing persuasive essays. Some researched writing will be included. A review of editing and revision skills will also be included. Requires concurrent enrollment in ENGL 007. Prerequisites: ENGL 106 and ENGL 006. The combination of ENGL 106 and 107 satisfies the University Core composition requirement and one hour of elective credit.

ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. The theory and practice in reading and writing analytical and persuasive essays. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - SAT score of 470 or above; ACT English score of 19 or above; or COMPASS placement into ENGL 111. May be used to satisfy university Core English requirements.

ENGL 112 Composition and Literature (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. Expository, critical, and persuasive writing with research based on the reading of literary works. Prerequisite: ENGL 107 or 111. May be used to satisfy Core English requirements.

ENGL 221 Major British Writers I (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. From the Beowulf poet to Samuel Johnson. Recommended for English majors and future teachers. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy Core English requirements.

ENGL 222 Major British Writers II (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. From the eighteenth century to the present. Recommended for English majors and future teachers. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to staisfy Core English requirements.

ENGL 231 World Literature I (3-0-3), fall. Survey of world masterpieces outside the English and American traditions, with emphasis on continental literature from the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy Core English requirements.

ENGL 232 World Literature II (3-0-3), spring. Survey of world masterpieces after 1700, with attention to the connections between culture and literature. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy Core English requirements.

ENGL 262 American Literature Before 1900 (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. From Native American myth to the turn of the century. The course emphasizes the multicultural voices, both male and female, that constitute American literature. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy Core English requirements.

ENGL 263 American Literature After 1900 (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. From the early 20th century to the present. The course emphasizes the multicultural voices, both male and female, that constitute American literture. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy Core English requirements.

ENGL 311 Literary Criticism and Bibliography (3-0-3), fall, spring. Readings of major critical texts from Plato through the mid-20th century, with practice in writing original criticism according to major literary approaches. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 320 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3-0-3), spring. Writing of literary works grounded in factual reality, using techniques of novelists and poets. Includes autobiography, nature writing, travel narrative, cultural criticism, spiritual memoir. Involves peer review; offers strategies for revision and publication. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 322 Fiction Workshop (3-0-3), fall. Writing of fiction with guidance from lectures and class members' critiques. Prerequisites: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 323 Poetry Workshop (3-0-3), fall, odd years. Writing of poetry with guidance from lectures and class members' critiques. Prerequisites: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 324 Play Writing Workshop (3-0-3), on demand. A basic method of developing a playscript with critiques and readings by actors. Includes workshop by professional playwright. Same as THEA 457.

ENGL 325 Advanced Composition (3-0-3), spring. Analysis of the writing process, step by step, with practice in the major types (description, narration, evaluation, exposition, persuasion, and research) and with emphasis on revision. Prerequisites: Completion of sophomore literature requirements and junior standing. A writing-intensive course. Designed for future teachers and writers.

ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. Introduction to the theory and accepted practices of composition in occupational fields, including correspondence, report writing and presentations based on content in upper-division courses in the student's major field. Prerequisites: Completion of sophomore literature requirements and junior standing.

ENGL 329 Rhetoric as Written Discourse (3-0-3), spring, even years. A survey of major rhetorical texts from classical times to present. Emphasis on the development of rhetorical theory as it relates to written discourse. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements. COMS 491 may be substituted for this course.

ENGL 330 Advanced English Grammar (3-0-3), fall. Current trends in the analysis of the English language. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements. Recommended for future teachers.

ENGL 351 Literature for Young Adults (3-0-3), spring. A content reading course emphasizing literature and other materials for middle school and high school students. Attention is given to major authors, ground-breaking books, and contemporary materials in various genres. Prerequisites: Completion of sophomore English requirements and junior standing. May not be used to satisfy University Core or Degree Core English literature requirement.

ENGL 362 American Literature Before 1860 (3-0-3), fall. A survey of the major writers before the Civil War. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 363 American Literature After 1860 (3-0-3), spring, summer. A survey of the major writers since the Civil War. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 376 Fiction (3-0-3), fall, even years. Novels and short stories that seem to have earned a permanent reputation. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 377 Drama (3-0-3), Oxford: on demand; Abilene: spring, odd years. Survey of significant plays from ancient Greeks to the present. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 378 Poetry (3-0-3), spring, even years. Advanced study of poetry that seems likely to endure. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 401 Guided Study: Literary Criticism (3-0-3),* on demand. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 402 Guided Study: Writing (3-0-3),* on demand. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 406 Guided Study: American Literature (3-0-3),* on demand. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 407 Guided Study: General Literature (3-0-3),* on demand. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 409 Guided Study: British Literature After 1700 (3-0-3),* on demand. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 411 English Seminar (0-1-No credit), fall, spring. Seminar in scholarly and professional competencies. Same as ENGL 412 but noncredit. Includes attendance at literary events, visiting speakers, workshops, and departmental presentations, and progress on the majors' portfolio. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. English majors are required to take English Seminar four semesters including once for credit. The non-credit version may be repeated.

ENGL 412 English Seminar (0-1-1), fall, spring. Seminar in scholarly and professional competencies. Same as ENGL 402 but for credit. Includes attendance at literary events, visiting speakers, workshops, and departmental presentations; portfolio preparation; and individual presentation. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. English majors are required to take English Seminar four semesters including once for credit. May be repeated for credit once.

ENGL 432 Introduction to Linguistics (3-0-3), spring. Introduction to linguistics including topics such as phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, language acquisition, regional and social language variation, and historical linguistics. Emphasis varies to suit the needs of the class. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 441 Topics in Literary Criticism and Bibliography (3-0-3), on demand. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 442 Topics in Writing (3-0-3), on demand. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 443 Topics in the English Language (3-0-3), on demand. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 445 Topics in Teaching English and Reading (3-0-3),* on demand. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 446 Topics in American Literature (3-0-3), on demand. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 447 Topics in General Literature (3-0-3), on demand. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 448 Topics in British Literature Before 1700 (3-0-3),* on demand. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 449 Topics in British Literature After 1700 (3-0-3), on demand. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 458 Teaching English as a Second Language (3-0-3), spring. An introduction to the methods and techniques of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Prerequisite: ENGL 330.

ENGL 459 English for Secondary Teachers (3-0-3), fall. Specialized instruction in the content and methods of teaching and testing oral and written composition, grammar, and literature in secondary schools. Required for English certification. Prerequisite: 6 hours of upper-division English.

ENGL 464 American Novel (3-0-3), fall, even years. A study of significant novels. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 470 Multicultural Literature (3-0-3), spring. An introduction to and a study of literature by various cultures in the United States. Includes both general backgrounds and specific authors and works. May be repeated as content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 471 Literature and Belief (3-0-3), fall, odd years. A survey of classic literary texts concerned with faith, doubt, and Christian spirituality from Augustine to the present. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 472 Film and Belief (3-0-3), fall, even years. A detailed study of recent and classic films with emphasis on their theological elements and how they are manifestations of culture. Students will develop viewing discernment and the ability to assess and write about thematic elements of films in genres, including romantic comedy, drama, independent, and foreign film. Prerequisites: Completion of sophomore English requirements and junior standing.

ENGL 481 Medieval British Literature (3-0-3), spring, even years. A survey of major medieval texts with special emphasis on Middle English and Chaucer. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 483 Shakespeare (3-0-3), fall, summer. An introduction to comedies, histories, and tragedies with attention to major critical approaches to Shakespearean drama. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 484 Seventeenth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), spring, odd years. English poetry and prose of the 17th century, with emphasis on Donne, Herbert, and Milton. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 495 Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), fall, odd years. A survey of major works and authors with some emphasis on drama. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 496 Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), fall, even years. A survey of Romantic and Victorian poetry and prose, 1780-1900, with emphasis on the major writers. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 497 Twentieth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), spring, even years. Selected writing from British authors throughout the century, covering at least three genres (fiction, poetry, drama, or nonfiction). Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore English requirements.

ENGL 499 Studies in World Literature (3-0-3), fall, spring. A senior seminar using contemporary theoretical and critical approaches to selected literatures of the world. Provides a practical introduction to a range of literatures through application of current tools and methods of literary analysis in a discussion setting. A writing-intensive course. Prerequisite: senior standing. For majors only.

ENGL 520 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3-0-3), spring. Writing of literary works grounded in factual reality, using techniques of novelists and poets. Includes autobiography, nature writing, travel narrative, cultural criticism, spiritual memoir. Involves peer review; offers strategies for revision and publication.

ENGL 522 Fiction Workshop (3-0-3), fall. Writing of fiction with guidance from lectures and class members' critiques.

ENGL 523 Poetry Workshop (3-0-3), fall, odd years. Writing of poetry with guidance from lectures and class members' critiques.

ENGL 525 Advanced Composition (3-0-3), spring. Analysis of the writing process, step by step, with practice in the major types (description, narration, evaluation, exposition, persuasion, and research) and with emphasis on revision. A writing-intensive course.

ENGL 526 Business and Professional Writing (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. Introduction to the theory and accepted practices of composition in occupational fields, including correspondence and report writing based on content in upper-division courses in the student's major field. Some oral work required.

ENGL 529 Rhetoric as Written Discourse (3-0-3), spring, even years. A survey of major rhetorical texts from classical times to present. Emphasis on the development of rhetorical theory as it relates to written discourse. COMS 591 may be substituted for this course.

ENGL 530 Advanced English Grammar (3-0-3), fall. Current trends in the analysis of the English language. Recommended for future teachers.

ENGL 532 Introduction to Linguistics (3-0-3), spring. Introduction to linguistics including topics such as phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, language acquisition, regional and social language variation, and historical linguistics. Emphasis varies to suit the needs of the class.

ENGL 551 Literature for Young Adults (3-0-3), spring. A content reading course emphasizing literature and other materials for middle school and high school students. Attention is given to major authors, ground-breaking books, and contemporary materials in various genres.

ENGL 558 Teaching English as a Second Language (3-0-3), spring. An introduction to the methods and techniques of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Prerequisite: ENGL 330.

ENGL 562 American Literature Before 1860 (3-0-3), fall. A survey of the major writers before the Civil War.

ENGL 563 American Literature After 1860 (3-0-3), spring, summer. A survey of the major writers since the Civil War.

ENGL 564 American Novel (3-0-3), fall, even years. A study of significant novels. May be repeated as content varies.

ENGL 570 Multicultural Literature (3-0-3), spring. An introduction to and a study of literature by various cultures in the United States. Includes both general backgrounds and specific authors and works. May be repeated as content varies.

ENGL 571 Literature and Belief (3-0-3), fall, odd years. A survey of classic literary texts concerned with faith, doubt, and Christian spirituality from Augustine to the present.

ENGL 572 Film and Belief (3-0-3), fall, even years. A detailed study of recent and classic films with emphasis on their theological elements and how they are manifestations of culture. Students will develop viewing discernment and the ability to assess and write about thematic elements of films in genres, including romantic comedy, drama, independent, and foreign film.

ENGL 576 Fiction (3-0-3), fall, even years. Novels and short stories that seem to have earned a permanent reputation. May be repeated as content varies.

ENGL 577 Drama (3-0-3), Oxford: on demand; Abilene: spring, odd years. Survey of significant plays from ancient Greeks to the present. May be repeated as content varies.

ENGL 578 Poetry (3-0-3), spring, even years. Advanced study of poetry that seems likely to endure. May be repeated as content varies.

ENGL 581 Medieval British Literature (3-0-3), spring, even years. A survey of major medieval texts with special emphasis on Middle English and Chaucer.

ENGL 583 Shakespeare (3-0-3), fall, summer. An introduction to comedies, histories, and tragedies with attention to major critical approaches to Shakespearean drama.

ENGL 584 Seventeenth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), spring, odd years. English poetry and prose of the 17th century, with emphasis on Donne, Herbert, and Milton.

ENGL 595 Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), fall, odd years. A survey of major works and authors with some emphasis on drama.

ENGL 596 Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), fall, even years. A survey of Romantic and Victorian poetry and prose, 1780-1900, with emphasis on the major writers.

ENGL 597 Twentieth-Century British Literature (3-0-3), spring, even years. Selected writing from British authors throughout the century, covering at least three genres (fiction, poetry, drama, or nonfiction).

ENGL 610 Studies in American Literature (3-0-3), fall, spring. Emphasis upon literary, social, and intellectual currents as seen in certain significant writings. May be repeated as topics vary for up to 9 hours credit. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of American literature.

ENGL 612 Studies in British Literature (3-0-3), spring. May emphasize genres, themes, or individual writers. May be repeated as topics vary for up to 9 hours of credit.

ENGL 613 Literary Theory and Faith (3-0-3), fall. Various topics in contemporary literary criticism and theory. May be repeated as topics vary for up to 9 hours of credit.

ENGL 652 Rhetorical Theory and Praxis (3-0-3), fall. An examination of rhetorical theories as they informed praxis, beginning with an overview of the history of rhetoric, then a study of the intersection between rhetorical theory and writing center theory and pedagogy and composition theory and pedagogy.

ENGL 699 Master's Thesis (0-0-6).*

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