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ENG 134 Introduction to Literature 3(3-0) Examination of the novel, short story, poetry and drama. (University Program Group I-B)

ENG 175 The Nature of Language 3(3-0)

An introduction to the study of language in relation to social systems. Top- ics include linguistic structures, language acquisition, dialects, and language change. (University Program Group III-B)

ENG 201 Intermediate Composition 3(3-0)

An intensive writing course intended to prepare students for writing in their upper level major courses and beyond. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENG 101.

ENG 235 English Literature: Beginning to Romantic Period 3(3-0) Beginning to Romantic Period. Primarily for sophomores; open to freshmen. (University Program Group I-A)

ENG 236 English Literature: Romantic Period to Present 3(3-0) Romantic period to present. Primarily for sophomores; open to freshmen. (University Program Group I-A)

ENG 251 American Literature: Colonial Through the Romantic Period 3(3-0)

Emphasis on major writers and trends. Primarily a sophomore course but open to freshmen. (University Program Group I-A)

ENG 252 American Literature: Realistic Period to the Present. 3(3-0) Emphasis on major writers and trends. Primarily a sophomore course but open to freshmen. (University Program Group I-A)

ENG 261 Masterpieces of Ancient Literature 3(3-0) Major world literature to the medieval period including Greek and Roman works. (University Program Group I-A)

ENG 262 Masterpieces of European Literature 3(3-0) Significant works of medieval and modern periods. (University Program Group I-A)

ENG 294 Introduction to Creative Writing 3(3-0) The basic methods and techniques in writing poetry and fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

ENG 303 Technical Writing 3(3-0)

Writing technical documents common in business, industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, e.g. reports, proposals, and instructions. Emphasis on readability, accessibility, suitability, and usability. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; completion of 56 semester credit hours.

ENG 323 Fantasy and Science Fiction 3(3-0)

History, meaning, and influence of fantasy and science fiction. Emphasis on 19th - 21st century literature and film. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group I-A) Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG 101.

ENG 325 Folklore 3(3-0)

Discussion and comparison of folktales, songs, superstitions and customs preserved in both oral and literary traditions. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 326 The Literary Dimensions of Film 3(2-2)

Study of film from the viewpoints of formal literary criticism and cultural history through analysis of original screenplays, genre movies, and adapta- tions. (University Program Group I-B). This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

ENG 329 African American Literature 3(3-0)

Examines the literary and cultural contributions of African Americans from colonial times to present through written and orally communicated poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction. (University Program Group IV-C). Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 330 Mythological Backgrounds of Western Literature 3(3-0)

The origins and development of mythic patterns with major emphasis on the adaptation and interpretation of classical and Northern myths to literary usage. (University Program Group I-A)

ENG 334 Literary and Cultural Theory 3(3-0)

Study of historical and contemporary theories of literature and culture with attention to theoretical issues as well as application to literary, cultural, and other theoretical texts. (University Program Group I-B). Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198.

ENG 362 Literature of the Medieval World 3(3-0) The study of epic tradition during the medieval period and the rise of the romance.

ENG 375 Introduction to Linguistics 3(3-0)

A survey of the field of linguistics, including discussion of sounds, word struc- ture, sentence structure, meaning, acquisition, social use and historical change of language. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 381 Children’s Literature 3(3-0) Literary analysis of prose and poetry suitable for children grades K through nine. Prerequisite: Open only to juniors and seniors.

ENG 481 International Literature for Children and Young Adults 3(3-0)

Exploration of the literary and cultural heritage of countries other than the U.S. through modern and folk literature suitable for today’s youth. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 234 or 381.

ENG 513 Special Topics 1-6(Spec)

ENG 517 Reading and the English Classroom 3(3-0)

The relationship of reading to the teaching of English through an introduc- tion to the reading process, the needs of reluctant readers, and K-12 and ESL literacy issues.

ENG 561 European Romanticism 3(3-0)

Comparative exploration of the Romantic movement in literature and phi- losophy with special attention to Germany and France. Prerequisite: Graduate status or ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; either ENG 134 or ENG 234. Recommended: 6 hrs of literature courses.

ENG 573 Linguistics and Reading 3(3-0)

The reading process, the effects of language on reading, the relation between language and writing, and the ways people process information. Prerequisite: ENG 375 or ENG 576.

ENG 580 Literature for Young Adults 3(3-0)

Reading interests and library materials of junior and senior high students; methods of stimulating reading. Subject grouping of books related to adolescent reading interests/needs. Identical to LMT 580. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: Completion of 86 hours, ENG 201 with a grade of C or better, One of: ENG 134 or ENG 234 or ENG 381; or graduate status.

ENG 581 The History of Children’s Literature 3(3-0)

Major trends in the history of children’s literature as they emerged under cer- tain philosophical, educational, and social influences in England, America, and Europe. Emphasis on literary analysis. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better, One of: ENG 134 or ENG 234 or ENG 381; or graduate status.

ENG 582 Cultural Pluralism in Young Adult and Children’s Literature 3(3-0)

An exploration of the literature and heritage of diverse American cultures, primarily through folk literature, fiction, and biography. Prerequisite: Graduate status or the following; ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234 or 381. (University Program Group IV-C).

ENG 583 The Heroic Tradition in Children’s Literature 3(3-0) Study of the hero in epic, myth, folktale, and legend; including modern examples.

ENG 635 Seminar in English Literature 3-9(Spec)

A study of one of the following periods of English literature: A. Literature of Medieval England and the Renaissance; B. Literature of 17th and 18th Century England; C. Literature of 19th Century England; D. Modern Period. Recommended: 6 hours of English literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.

ENG 636 Seminar in Critical Problems 3(3-0)

A study of the major theories and theorists in contemporary literary studies and selected critical problems generated by them. Recommended: 6 hours of literature.

ENG 638 Seminar in Textual Analysis and Editing 3(3-0) A course designed to prepare students for editing responsibilities found in a variety of fields, including education and scholarly publications.

ENG 656 Seminar in American Literature 3-9(Spec)

The role of nature, frontier, or other factors in American literature of one of the following periods: A. Pre-Romantic Period; B. Romantic Period; C. Realistic and Naturalistic Periods; D. Modern Period. Recommended: 6 hours of American literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.

ENG 665 Seminar in World Literature 3-9(Spec)

The tracing of ideas through World Literatures from one of the following periods: A. Classical literature; B. Medieval and Renaissance literature; C. 18th and 19th Century literature; D. Modern literature. Recommended: 6 hours of world literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.

ENG 681 Seminar in Children’s Literature 3-9(Spec) Current issues in Children’s Literature Studies. This 3 credit course may be taken up to three times.

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