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English Courses

0123  Fundamentals of English
A course designed to meet the curriculum deficiency for beginning freshmen or transfer students.  The course includes basic training in reading and language fundamentals.  Does not count as degree requirement.

0133  Developmental Reading
A computer-assisted course designed for college students who need remedial instruction in reading, with primary emphasis in vocabulary development, comprehension, and adjustment of reading rate.  Does not count as degree requirement.

1113  Composition I
Limited review of principles of grammar and basic language mechanics; training for correct and effective communication skills--reading, writing, speaking, and listening--with emphasis on writing as required for successful college study and adult life; study of specimens from literature.  Standard first course for beginning freshmen.

1213  Composition II
This course is a continuation of 1113 Composition I.  Emphasis is placed on the research theme and reading selected literature.  Pre: ENGL 1113.

2112  Intermediate Composition
Review of the principles of composition with emphasis on writing.  Recommended for students who have failed to attain a C or higher in both ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.  A grade of C or higher in this course will fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement.  Pre: ENGL 1113 and 1213.

2543  English Literature to 1800
A survey of British literature and British literary movements between 449 and 1800, with emphasis on the Middle Ages and the Elizabethan periods.

2653  English Literature Since 1800
A survey of British literature and British literary movements from 1800 to the present, with evenly distributed emphasis.

2773  American Literature to Whitman
Historical survey from colonial time to Walt Whitman; extensive reading.

2883  American Literature Since Whitman
A continuation of American Literature 2773, from Whitman to the present.  Second semester and odd numbered summers.

3103  Shakespeare I
Life and times of Shakespeare; the Shakespearean theatre; origin and development of the drama; reading of nine of Shakespeare's plays.  First semester and summers of even-numbered years.  Pre: HUM 2413.

3113  Shakespeare II
Reading of nine Shakespearean dramas, a different representation from those included in English 3103.  Pre: HUM 2413.

3123  English Drama
A survey of English drama, exclusive of Shakespeare, from its earliest forms to the Restoration.

3173  Romantic Movement
History of the romantic movement; prose and poetry of the period, with particular attention to the works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.

3283  The Victorians
Emphasis upon Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, Clough, the Rossettis, Morris, and Swinburne.

3303  Popular Literature
A survey of major contributions to one genre of popular literature--science fiction or mystery or historical fiction--or film.  May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

3403  World Literature I
Readings of literature from cultures around the world (551 B.C to 1650).

3413  World Literature II
Readings of modern literature from cultures around the world, including Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

3433  Nineteenth Century American Novel
Traces the history of the development of the novel as genre in the United States.  Recommended for prospective English teachers.

3463  American Literature
Intensive study of works of two selected authors, such as Faulkner and Hemingway, Steinbeck and Wolfe, Poe and Hawthorne, etc.  On sufficient demand.

3473  Masterpieces of World Novel
Study of content and style of novels written by major world novelists, such as Tolstoy, Flaubert, Undset, Cervantes, Balzac, Zola, Hugo, Stendahl, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, and others.

3503  Mythology
A comparative study of world mythology with emphasis given to creation, theistic, and heroic myths from various cultures; application of archetypal criticism; special focus placed on Greek mythology.

3513  Technical Writing
A survey of the writing, research, and documentation techniques commonly used in technical and scientific fields with emphasis on the research report.

3523  Advanced Composition
Advanced composition for writers.  Particularly recommended for prospective English teachers.

4093  Young Adult Literature
Types of literature used in grade school; evaluation of material according to literary value and age placement.  Not recommended for English major or minor.

4103  English Novel
A study of the development of the English novel, including Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollet, Sterne, the Gothic Romance, Goldsmith, Burney, Austen, Scott, Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontes, Eliot, and Hardy.

4113  Creative Writing
The course offers instruction in the various types of creative writing (including but not limited to the short story, poetry, and drama) and provides opportunity for student writing in these genres.

4162  Literary Criticism
The standards for evaluating literature.

4173  English Usage
Advanced grammar and diction.

4183  History of the English Language
Development of Modern English from Old English, showing its change from a highly inflected language to a language of few inflections.

4203  Contemporary Poetry (Chiefly American)
Poetry of the present day.

4213  Contemporary Prose
A survey of present-day prose, with emphasis on non-fiction works treating current ethnic or soci-political issues.

4222  Contemporary Drama (Chiefly American)
The drama from 1915 to the present time; readings of several plays.

4263  Recent British Novel
The development of the modern British novel, including Conrad, Golding, Lawrence, Orwell, Greene, Waugh, Huxley, Joyce, Woolf, Forster, and Maugham.

4273  Recent American Novel
The development of the modern novel in America from 1900 to the present, with emphasis on the major novelists of the period.

4323  Elementary Teachers' Course in English
Subject matter, methods, and materials for teaching oral and written communication, spelling and writing in the elementary school.

4333  Teaching English in the Secondary School
Problems and methods of teaching English in the high school.

4403  Renaissance Literature
Reading and interpreting English poetry and prose of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  Selected authors include Spenser, Wyatt, Surrey, Raleigh, Bacon, Bunyan, etc.

4413  Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Selected works of major poetry and prose writers of the period such as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, etc.

4433  Introduction to Structural Linguistics
A study of the structure of the English language, including syntax, morphology, phonetics, and phonemics, the application to structural, phonological, and transformational grammars.

5013  Shakespeare
This course consists of reading plays and poetry by Shakespeare.  Consideration is given to sources and versatility in the tragedies, histories, comedies, etc.

5222  Advanced Composition
This course emphasizes improvement of practical writing skills in emotional writing as well as factual writing.