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CLASS Course Descriptions

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


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 111 WRITING FOR RESEARCH

    This course is a continuation of EN110 that emphasizes clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness in written English; research techniques; correct documentation and citation formats; and argumentation. EN111 must be completed with a grade of ?C? or better in order to fulfill the course requirement. Grades are A, B, C, D, F, I, or NC. Prerequisites: EN110 (or its equivalent) or advanced placement based on testing and samples of previous writing. The approval of the Division Chair, who may consult with the Director of Composition, is required.

  • EN 210 INTRO TO LITERATURE

    An introduction to poetry, the short story and the novel. Prerequisite: EN110.

  • EN 213 LITERATURE, MYTH AND CULTURE

    THIS COURSE EXAMINES SIGNIFICANT MYTHS, LEGENDS, AND FOLKLORE FROM NUMEROUS WORLD CULTURES, INCLUDING AFRICA, ASIA (FOCUSING 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

  • EN 225 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY CRIT

    This survey course seeks to prepare students for the kinds of critical writing done in upper-level literature and humanities courses by introducing them to methods and concepts of critical thought from classical contemporary approaches. Prerequisite: EN111

  • EN 311 Creative Writing: Fiction

    THIS COURSE OFFERS ITS STUDENTS SEMESTER-LONG PRACTICE IN WRITING SUCH LITERARY FORMS AS THE SHORT STORY, THE NOVEL, THE NOVELLA, STAGE DRAMA, VERSE, AND/OR THE NONFICTION ESSAY. SINCE ONE LITERARY FORM WILL NORMALLY BE STUDIED FOR AN ENTIRE SEMESTER, THE COURSE MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WITH DIFFERENT SUBJECT MATTER. PREREQUISITE: EN111 STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE Take MA-085 MA-084B MA-110 MA-161A MA-9CMPL or MA-165; Minimum grade P2;

  • EN 314 BRITISH LIT: 1800 TO PRESENT

    THIS COURSE OFFERS A STUDYOF SELECTED WORKS AND GENRES IN BRITISH LITERATURE FROM 1800 TO THE PRESENT. MAJOR WORKS, AUTHORS, AND LITERARY MOVEMENTS ARE STUDIED IN THEIR SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT. THE COURSE PROVIDES A THEMATIC AND CHRONOLOGICAL FRAM OF REFERENCE TO SERVE AS A BACKGROUND TO FURTHER STUDIES IN LITERATURE. PREREQUISITE: EN111

  • EN 316 Professional Writing

    This course focuses on formal written communication in the professional workplace. Topics include planning, writing, revising, purpose, audience, style, organization, format, technology and strategies for persuasion when writing professional memoranda, documents and reports. The course emphasizes skills and content necessary to communicate effectively in the professional world. Prerequisite: EN111. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • EN 320 African American Literature

    This course is a survey of representative authors in the United States whose achievements require a redefinition of American literary history. Each semester the literature of one ethnic group is studied: Native-American, African-American, Hispanic- American, Asian-American, or others. This course may be repeated when different subject matter is covered. Prerequisite: EN111 or any 200-level English course or consent of instructor. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • EN 340 Major Authors: Dreiser

    This course allows students to study extensively the work, life, and times of a single writer and, in so doing, to understand the importance and relevance of that writer within both historical and modern contexts. The course may be repeated for credit when different authors are covered. Prerequisite: EN111 or any 200-level English course or consent of instructor. (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)

  • EN 400 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION

    The course offers a study of rhetorical and composition theories with emphasis on classroom application of the current research on the teaching and study of writing. Student enrolled in this course should have completed, at least, nine credit hours of EN upper-division courses.

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