ENG 090 Introduction to College Writing
For students not meeting English 101 placement requirements. English 090 will prepare students for English 101 (Freshman Composition) by addressing fundamental writing issues at sentence, paragraph, and essay levels, with emphasis on student-generated writing and model essays. Only S/U grades are assigned for this course.
ENG 101 Freshman Composition (4)
An introductory expository writing course. Students will write a variety of short essays, culminating in a research essay. Emphasis is on close reading, discovering worthwhile topics, drafting and revising, and evaluation and presentation of evidence. Students will also be evaluated on the development and implementation of an oral presentation. Meets new General Education Basic Communication requirement. Prerequisite: COMPASS Placement Test score of 68 or higher or successful completion of ENG 090.
ENG 105 Critical Reading and Writing (4)
Students will write critical essays based on readings. The focus of this class will be critical reading and response. Students will be exposed to research methods including information gathering, source evaluation and analysis, synthesizing ideas and evidence and use of documentation. Readings for this class may be topical or organized around a theme. An oral presentation based on one of the course topics will be required and evaluated. Meets new General Education Basic Communication requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or appropriate placement test score.
ENG 110 Introduction to Literature (4)
An introduction to the critical reading of various literary genres, with attention to the interpretation and evaluation of fiction, drama and creative non-fiction. Readings will represent a pan-historical approach to the study of literature and will include non-Western texts. The course will not be arranged by theme or topic; it is designed to cover a broad range of issues, themes, and topics through the study of various literary genres. This course provides a critical and aesthetic introduction to the major genres of literature.
ENG 205 Creative Writing (4)
Through writing prose fiction or poetry, students develop competency in narration, description, characterization, and other writing skills developing a personal “voice”. As students write, critique, and re‑write, they learn the skill of self‑criticism which is a necessary part of all writing. Meets new General Education Arts requirement.
ENG 211 The Arts and Cultural Revolution (4)
A study of one non-Western culture with emphasis on how its beliefs and customs are represented in the arts, including literature and visual arts, during periods of rapid technological and cultural change. Comparisons to parallel Western works will be made to clarify cultural difference. The culture studied will vary; current subjects are modern Japan, revolutionary Mexico, Russia since the Bolshevik Revolution, and modern Israel.
ENG 310 Topics in American Literature (4)
A study of a major period, genre, figure, or theme in American literature. Typical topics include science fiction, twentieth century poetry, slavery and the Civil War, and the image of women in American literature. May be taken more than once as topics change. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 311 Topics in World Literature (4)
A study of a major period, genre, figure, or theme in world literature. Typical topics include the modern European novel, technology in literature, Shakespeare, modernism, and women and power. May be taken more than once as topics change. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 312 Studies in the Short Story (4)
Examines the short story as a literary genre. The emphasis is on interpretation, though selections may vary each semester. Literary questions provide the occasion for students to develop reading and writing skills and to explore how literature and composition interact. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 320 Recent American Poetry (4)
Begins with several major poets of the 1920’s: W.C. Williams, T.S. Eliot, and Wallace Stevens. These poets serve as background for the study of poetry since World War II. Some of the poets studied will be chosen by the class. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 331 Black Voices (4)
Students will become acquainted with several major figures of African‑American Literature and will examine their works in light of some of the political, cultural, and sociological influences evident within these works. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 350 Dramatic Literature (4)
The playwright is a shaper of events as well as a wordsmith. Plays from several cultural eras will be studied to clarify the dramatist’s careful balance of plot, character, idea, language, and spectacle. Film and video versions of plays will supplement text study. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 360 Reading the Film (4)
By accepting film as a legitimate form of literary expression, we utilize the tools of literary analysis which allow us to “read” the images of the cinema. This course will review some of the components of the language of literature and will introduce the basic elements of film technique. Students will be asked to “read,” understand, and critically evaluate the translation of literary elements into the language of film. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 361 Film Direction: Alfred Hitchcock (Variable 2-4)
Encourages students to critically examine the facets of the film image. Using Alfred Hitchcock as a model, students will be presented with the range of options available to a film director and shown some of the techniques employed to make a text (story) visual. Our focus will be on the rhetoric and style found in the language of the cinema as represented in the work of Alfred Hitchcock. Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 375 The Novel (4)
A study of the nature and evolution of the novel, including the social conditions that stimulated its growth and the special characteristics and possibilities of the genre. Emphasis will fall on British and American novels from the 18th century to the present, including trends such as the novel of manners, realism, symbolic and impressionistic realism, and recent experiments (“fabulation,” the non‑fiction novel). Meets new General Education Humanities requirement.
ENG 491 Independent Study (Variable 1‑4)
Extensive study and research on a particular topic of student interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The student is required to submit a written proposal which includes a description of the project, its duration, educational goals, method of evaluation, and number of credits to be earned. Prerequisites: Matriculated students only, permission of instructor and dean of subject area.