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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CLASS Course Descriptions


CLASS Course Descriptions

Below is a list of courses from the Course Catalog for the College of Liberal Arts & Social Science.


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  • EN/WG323 Literature By Women
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: DE / OLL - Distance Education / Online Learning, Fall
    This course explores representative literature by women around the globe and across time. The course reading covers a variety of literary forms which may include the novel, short story, poetry and such non-fiction as essays, journals, and diaries. Students acquire an understanding of these various literary forms and how women writers have used them to express religious, political, social and philosophical concerns. They also are introduced to a growing body of feminist literary theory. This course allows students to gain an understanding of the social-historical place of literature by women. Prerequisite: Any 200-level literature course or consent of instructor.
  • EN085 Fundamentals of English
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    EN085 is an integrated course intended to enhance the overall English competence of the students enrolled. Presenting a blend of reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks, the class includes three hours per week of classroom instruction. Students are initially placed in EN085, as a result of their performance on the University’s Placement Exam. End-of-term grades are A, P, NC, or F. A grade of A or P is required to pass out of the course. Co requisite: EN085L. A nonpassing grade in either EN085 or EN085L will require the student to retake both courses.
  • EN085L Fundamentals of English Lab
    Credits: 1.00 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    The lab involves two hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 2 hours independent study in the Developmental English Learning Lab each week. End-of-term grades are A,P,NC or F. A grade of A or P is required to pass out of the course. Co requisite: EN085. A nonpassing grade in either EN085 or EN085L will require the student to retake both courses.
  • EN100 Fundamentals of College English
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: DE / OLL - Distance Education / Online Learning, Fall / Spring
    EN 100 is an integrated reading and writing course that prepares students for further English courses and further study at the University. Students are placed in the course as a result of their performance on the University’s Placement Exam or their final evaluation in an EN085 Fundamentals of English course. EN100 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before taking EN110. Grades are A,B,C,D,F,I, or NC.
  • EN110 Freshman Composition
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: DE / OLL - Distance Education / Online Learning, Fall / Spring
    This is a basic college composition course. Emphasis is on constructing grammatical sentences in standard written English, on developing unified paragraphs employing appropriate principles of organization, on developing papers employing appropriate principles of organization, and upon improving skills in critical reading of non-fiction prose. EN110 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before taking EN111. Grades are A, B, C, D, F, I or NC. Prerequisites: Completion of EN100 or test out.
  • EN111 Writing for Research
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: DE / OLL - Distance Education / Online Learning, Fall / Spring
    In this course, students are introduced to the conversation model of scholarship and to the work of composing academic research from topic development to final edit. This course emphasizes the development and advancement of information literacy skills for the purpose of acquiring knowledge of and cultivating a practice for conducting academic research and composing research-related documents such as annotated bibliographies and research manuscripts. Throughout the course, students learn to skillfully navigate information systems to access both print and electronic sources of information related to their research endeavor, with special attention on ethical and legal use of information in their academic research processes and research products. Prerequisite; EN110 with a grade ‘’C’’ or better.
  • EN111H Honors Writing for Research
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring
    This course provides students with experience in critical reading and writing of academic discourse, hands-on training in the use of library resources and technologies, access to and utilization of CD ROM and on-line databases, and practice in the development of bibliographies, research proposals, and research papers. As an Honors continuation of EN110, EN111H places emphasis on clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness in written English. Prerequisite: EN110. This course is open to students who are eligible to enroll in Honors courses.
  • EN210 Introduction to Literature
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: DE / OLL - Distance Education / Online Learning, Fall / Spring, Hybrid
    This course is an introduction to poetry, the short story and drama. Prerequisite: EN110.
  • EN210H Honors Introduction to Literature
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring
    This course offers students the opportunity to read, think about, and experience literary works from a variety of genres. Works with a philosophical dimension are especially treated when this course is paired with PI101H and is taught by a cooperative teaching team. Prerequisite: EN110. This course is open to students eligible to enroll in Honors courses.
  • EN213 Literature, Myth, and Culture
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: DE / OLL - Distance Education / Online Learning, Fall / Spring
    This course examines significant myths, legends, and folklore from numerous world cultures, including Africa, Asia, (focusing also on Guam, Micronesia, and the Pacific region), Europe, North America, and South America. The course emphasizes mythology’s influence upon English and American literature, mythology’s relevance to literary study, and mythology’s role in shaping popular culture (including drama, film, television, and online media). Prerequisite: EN110.

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