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Undergraduate Course Descriptions for English and Foreign Languages

ENG 100 Developmental English – 3 hrs. A course presenting functional aid in preparing freshmen to enter ENG 101. Placement is determined by the student’s score on the English/Writing component of the COMPASS assessment. It presents fundamentals of the language with practical usage in writing. Those who do not complete the course must continue it during the next semester they are enrolled at the University. Credit hours for this course may not be counted toward any degree requirement. However, the grade for this course is calculated in the cumulative GPA. Prerequisites: None. Co-requisites: ENG 100L.

 

ENG 100L Developmental English Laboratory – No credit hrs. This lab provides tutorial assistance and individualized study of the grammatical, mechanical, and writing skills covered in ENG 100. The grade for this course is calculated in the cumulative GPA. Co-requisites: ENG 100.

 

ENG 101 Composition I – 3 hrs. A course presenting an opportunity for freshmen to develop maturity in writing skills. Students must demonstrate adequate competence in writing on the final essay examination. Prerequisites: None.

 

ENG 101H Honors Composition I – 3 hrs. A course presenting an opportunity for freshmen to develop maturity in using the communication Skills. Advanced reading and writing assignments will be given. Enrollment in the Honors program is required. Prerequisites: None.

 

ENG 102 Composition II – 3 hrs. A course presenting a continuation of Composition I. Emphasis is placed on the research paper. Prerequisites: ENG 101.

 

ENG 102H Honors Composition II – 3 hrs. A course presenting a continuation of Honors Composition I. A research project is required. Enrollment in the Honors program is required. Prerequisites: 101H.

 

ENG 201 Survey of English Literature I – 3 hrs. A critical, historical, and appreciative study of English literature from the Old English Period through the Neo-classical Period. Masterpieces of the various literary eras are given special attention. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

ENG 202 Survey of English Literature II – 3 hrs. A critical, historical, and appreciative study of English literature from the Romantic Period through the Contemporary Period. Masterpieces of the various literary eras are given special attention. Prerequisites: ENG 201.

 

ENG 203 World Literature I – 3 hrs. A study of world literature from ancient Mesopotamian through the Renaissance. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

ENG 204 World Literature II – 3 hrs. A study of world literature from the Age of Reason through the modern period. Prerequisites: ENG 203.

ENG 205 General Speech – 3 hrs. Presentation of the fundamentals of voice and diction implemented through the various types of speech: public speaking, group discussion, oral interpretation, debate, and informal speech. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

ENG 301 Survey of American Literature I – 3 hrs. A critical, historical, and appreciative study of American literature from the Colonial Period to 1865. The principal authors are given special attention. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

ENG 302 Survey of American Literature II – 3 hrs. A critical, historical, and appreciative study of American literature from 1865 to the Contemporary Period. The principal authors are given special attention. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

ENG 304 Advanced Composition – 3 hrs. The principles of rhetoric with supplementary readings and ample practice to develop the skills of students in expressing themselves beyond freshman competency. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 102H.

 

ENG 305 Sixteenth Century English Literature – 3 hrs. A critical, historical, and appreciative study of non-dramatic literature of the Renaissance in England. Much attention is given to major authors of the period and genres that entered English literature at this time. Course must be paired with a period course later that 1700. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or 202 or 301 or 302.

 

ENG 306 Seventeenth Century English Literature – 3 hrs. A critical, historical, and appreciative study of the prose and poetry of the seventeenth century. Special attention is given to Donne and Milton. Course must be paired with a period course later than 1700. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or 202 or 301 or 302.

 

ENG 307 Shakespeare – 3 hrs. A study of selected dramas of Shakespeare - tragedies, comedies, romances, histories, and selected sonnets. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or 202 or 301 or 302.

 

ENG 308 Literary Criticism – 3 hrs. Close analysis of representative works in literary criticism from the ancients to the present. It includes the application of modes of criticism to various texts in a number of genres. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or 202 or 203 or 204.

 

ENG 309 History of the English Language – 3 hrs. The historical development of the English language from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the present, including attention to the social, political, and intellectual forces that have determined the nature of its development. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or 202 or 301 or 302.

 

ENG 310 Journalism Workshop – 2 hrs. Journalism experiences primarily for students who are assigned to the staff of university publications. The course provides them with basic editorial skills. Emphasis is placed upon news reporting, writing, editing and layout. Weekly classroom sessions are held; however, the major course effort is devoted to laboratory activities which culminate in the production of the student newspaper or other university publications. Prerequisites: ENG 204.

 

ENG 311 Creative Writing – 3 hrs. A course designed to help students interested in creative writing develop their skills as writers of poetry and prose. A workshop environment including exercises, peer criticism and writing models will be used. Prerequisites: ENG 204.

 

ENG 401 Romantic Writers – 3 hrs.  A critical, historical and appreciative study of the prose and poetry of the Romantic Movement. Special attention is given to Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Course must be paired with a period course later than 1700. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or 202 or 301 or 302.

 

ENG 402 Victorian Writers – 3 hrs. A critical, historical and appreciative study of the prose and poetry of the Victorian period. Special attention is given to Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Carlyle. Course must be paired with a period course later than 1700. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or 202 or 301 or 302.

 

ENG 403 Play Production – 2 hrs. Development of the skills and techniques necessary for staging successfully an amateur dramatic production. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

ENG 404 Survey of African American Literature – 3 hrs. An introduction to African American literature from its early beginning to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the literature’s historical context and the political and cultural forces that shaped the African American experience. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

ENG 405 Advanced Grammar – 3 hrs. A thorough study of traditional English grammar. It may also include structural, generative, and transformational methods. Prerequisites: ENG 102.

 

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I – 3 hrs. An introduction to the fundamentals of oral-aural and reading-writing in the language. Grammatical structure, conversational form, and various aspects of Spanish culture are important parts of the course. Students learn to use the spoken language and work on pronunciation. Prerequisites: None.

 

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II – 3 hrs. A continuation of SPA 101. The basic language skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) introduced in SPA 101, along with Spanish culture, will be emphasized to complete the introductory level. Prerequisites: SPA 101.

 

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I – 3 hrs. A continuation of the first-year course. Students continue to improve their proficiencies in oral-aural and reading-writing skills. They must demonstrate increased linguistic proficiency and humanistic understanding of the Spanish people through reading historical or cultural texts in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPA 102.

 

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II – 3 hrs. A continuation of SPA 201. Students continue to demonstrate intensive reading knowledge of texts dealing with Spanish literature and culture, with emphasis on speaking and writing short Spanish compositions. Vocabulary expansion is also emphasized. Prerequisites: SPA 201.

 

FRE 101 Elementary French I – 3 hrs. An introduction to the fundamentals of oral-aural and reading-writing usage in the language. Grammatical structure, conversational form, and various aspects of the French culture are important parts of the course. Students learn to use the spoken language and work on production from the beginning. Prerequisites: None.

 

FRE 102 Elementary French II – 3 hrs. This course is a continuation of FRE 101. The basic language skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) introduced in FRE 101, along with some aspects of French culture, will be emphasized to complete the introductory level. Prerequisites: FRE 101.

 

FRE 201 Intermediate French I – 3 hrs. A continuation of the first-year course. Improved proficiencies in oral-aural and reading-writing skills and increased linguistic proficiency will be stressed. Humanistic understanding of French people will be emphasized through the reading of historical or cultural texts in French. Prerequisites: FRE 102.

 

FRE 202 Intermediate French II – 3 hrs. A continuation of FRE 201 which includes intensive reading of French literary and cultural texts. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary expansion, speaking and writing short compositions in French. Prerequisites: FRE 201.

 

FRE 301 Advanced French I – 3 hrs. A logical continuation of the second-year course. Further attention is given to oral-aural and reading-writing skills. Problems of grammar are approached at a high level. Syntactic constructions and rules, and the study of some idiomatic usage of the language are also included. Prerequisites: FRE 202.

 

FRE 302 Advanced French II – 3 hrs. A continuation of French 301. Students will continue to develop their audio-lingual and written skills, with reading and presentation of grammar and syntax. The course is designed to develop fluency in spoken French through guided and free conversation on topics of personal, general and current interest. Prerequisites: FRE 301.

 

FRE 303 Introduction to French Literature I – 3 hrs. A broad study of the historical and aesthetic evolution in literature from the earliest medieval literary monuments through the great masterworks of the Age of Enlightenment. Students will read carefully selected samples of representative works from all of the genres and important periods. Prerequisites: FRE 202.

 

FRE 304 Introduction to French Literature II – 3 hrs. A continuation of FRE 303. The course provides a broad study of the historical and aesthetic evolution in literature from the Age of Enlightenment through the contemporary period. The main literary currents and their historical and social backgrounds will be studied. Prerequisites: FRE 303.