Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

English (ENGL)

ENGL 101 -  Introduction to College Writing  

In this course, students will investigate the purposes, both academic and non-academic, for writing and reading. Students will learn to identify meaning and draw inferences from context cues. They will develop increased writing fluency, clarity, and coherence; a fuller understanding if rhetorical principles, including invention, organization, and audience; improved strategies for revising and editing their prose, emphasizing the standards of edited American English; and an understanding of writing and reading as tools for learning and communication. Students should take this course before taking 102 by advisement, by their own choice, of if any one of the following applies to them: if the SAT Verbal score is 399 or less. if the SAT Writing score is 399 or less, or if the ACT Writing score is 11 or less.

Credits: 3

ENGL 102 -  Critical Writing  

Students will develop an understanding of rhetorical principles, including invention, organization, and audience, along with strategies for revising and editing their prose that emphasize clarity, coherence, and support. They will learn to develop positions on selected issues and questions and compose strongly supported and reasoned arguments regarding those issues and questions. Finally, they will learn basic information literacy skills, which will include how to locate, evaluate, and incorporate a variety of sources into their writing. They will use these to conduct independent research and integrate it into a written essay.

Credits: 3

ENGL 103 -  College Writing II  

In this course, students will learn to read academic and persuasive discourse in an active, critical manner; develop deliberated positions on selected issues and questions; compose strongly supported and reasoned arguments regarding those issues and questions; acquire information literacy skills, learning efficient and productive strategies for research from both print and online sources; and complete documented essays which effectively integrate source materials into a persuasive whole.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

ENGL 104 -  Critical Reading  

Students will refine and extend understanding of the rhetorical principles introduced in Critical Writing, applying them through the critical reading and analysis of complex texts. The texts to be considered will be drawn from a variety of media, genres, historical periods and diverse cultures. Students will examine the methods authors use in developing and expressing ideas to meet the needs of particular audiences and historical moments. They will practice extracting implied meanings, analyzing purpose, tone and style, and assessing casual factors and rhetorical effects to critical reading. As a reading, intensive course, English 104 will reinforce and refine compositional skills introduced in Critical Writing.

Prerequisites: ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

ENGL 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

ENGL 150 -  Writing to Discover  

An intensive writers' workshop where participants and facilitators work individually and in small groups to fine-tune the craft of their writing. Course may be repeated up to 4 credits.

Credits: 1

ENGL 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

ENGL 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

ENGL 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

ENGL 204 -  Composition and Rhetoric  

Students will study rhetorical theory and its application in expository and persuasive forms of writing.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210C or ENGL 220C) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

ENGL 205 -  Introduction to Professional Writing  

This course will introduce students to a variety of documents typically produced by writers in professional workplace. It will build essential skills for communicating with varied audiences with whom one interacts in a professional capacity. Students will develop collaborative skills, learn effective rhetorical strategies for document design, and refine writing for clarity, conciseness, and usage. The concept of organizational communities of practice will be introduced, as well as ethical considerations and responsibilities that accompany professional discourse.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Environmental Problems Toolkit, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Positive Change, Transfer Thread Completion Course

ENGL 214 -  Introduction to Film Analysis  

This course surveys contemporary and classic films, and introduces the practices of film analysis.

Prerequisites: ENGL 102D and ENGL 104D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

ENGL 220 -  Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies  

Students will read and write critically about literary texts (written and visual), cultural theory, and avenues of inquiry that theoretical approaches open for interpretation. Students will also learn how to locate and evaluate the resources that literary, historical, philosophical, and cultural studies depend on, and how to use disciplinary-specific methods of presenting and documenting work.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C)
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

ENGL 225 -  Introduction to Creative Writing  

Introduction to Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to develop their abilities to write poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Original student work is read and discussed in class and in conferences with the instructor. Reading of classic and contemporary literature supplements the study of one's own writing.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

ENGL 230 -  Introduction to Linguistics and Grammar  

Students will study language structure, including grammar (consisting of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) within psycholinguistic and sociohistorical linguistic approaches.

Prerequisites: ENGL 102C and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

ENGL 235 -  Writing for Non-Print Media  

This course gives students the opportunity to explore how to write for non-print text like digital and social media, blogs, and film. Students will examine the use of audience, tone and purpose in these types of communication and its application in classrooms as well as in virtual communities.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

ENGL 242 -  African-American Literature  

Students will be introduced to literature written by black Americans as it pertains to the American experience.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): African-American Studies, Becoming America, Art & Society, Being American, Political Arts, Transfer Thread Completion Course

ENGL 243 -  Literature of the Women's Movement  

Students will be introduced to literature written by women authors from various periods who offer multidimensional perspective on the world. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and 210 or English Major status.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Thematic Thread(s): Art & Society, Being American, Gender and Diversity, Political Arts, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Violence

ENGL 244 -  Native American Literature  

Students will be introduced to literature written by Native Americans as it pertains to the American experience.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Thematic Thread(s): Becoming America, Art & Society, Political Arts, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Violence

ENGL 246 -  U.S. Latino/a Literatures  

Students will be introduced to literature written in English by Latino Americans as it pertains to the American experience.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): Art & Society, Being American, Political Arts, Transfer Thread Completion Course

ENGL 248 -  Asian Literature  

Students will study of such standard works as the Bhagavad-Gita, the writings of Confucius, and the Bible, in addition to contemporary works from India, China, Japan, and additional regions in Asia.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

Thematic Thread(s): Art & Society, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Transnational Culture

ENGL 249 -  Life/Lit/Service  

Life/Lit/Service will explore selected literary and linguistic concerns-e.g. representations of place, class, ethnicity and/or dialectal variation-through a service learning experience, in this case, an intensive week-long trip/service project at an off-campus location (e.g. San Francisco).  This course may be repeated for up to three credits.

Credits: 1

ENGL 260 -  Elementary College Latin I  

This course introduces students to the Latin language, concentrating on the study of basic forms, grammar, and introductory readings.

Credits: 3

ENGL 261 -  Elementary College Latin II  

This course provides students further study of the Latin language, concentrating on the study of advanced grammar and more complex readings.

Prerequisite: ENGL 260D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

ENGL 288 -  Classic Theatre Tour  

The study of classic drama, climaxed by a trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada; the Shaw Festival Theater; or other appropriate theaters in Toronto. Offered in the summer. Travel fee required.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

ENGL 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

ENGL 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

ENGL 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

ENGL 305 -  Practicum: Teaching Writing  

Students will learn to develop, respond to, evaluate, and grade student writing and related tasks. They will also be introduced to concepts important in the tutoring of student writers, as well as introductory theory used in the teaching of writing. Required for certification to teach English in the secondary schools.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment limited to students in the BSED1224 program.

ENGL 306 -  Technical and Scientific Writing  

This course offers practice in integrating research skills and document design with understanding of style, technical concepts, genre, and audience. Features writing of technical and scientific reports, articles, and other documents for practical contexts. Technical and scientific writing occurs in many academic disciplines and professional fields; employs electronic media and design; includes production and presentation of written work; and is both individually and collaboratively written.

Prerequisites: minimum score of 1 in 'English Major' or (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D)
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 307 -  Writing About Electronic Media and Film  

This course develops writing and theoretical skills in an examination of issues in electronic and digital media studies. Students analyze issues and individual examples relating to such topics as the Internet, texting, television, film, video games, print and visual journalism, media convergence, and mass media economics.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 308 -  Advertising Copywriting  

Work in the writing and production of advertising copy.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 309 -  Advanced Professional Writing  

This course offers advanced level work in the rhetorical principles and practices of proposal writing; report writing; policy writing; new media writing, including marketing communication; and document and information design.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major' and ENGL 205D
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 311 -  Chaucer and Medieval Culture  

Students will study works by Chaucer and his contemporaries within the context of later medieval culture.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 025D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 312 -  Introduction to Shakespeare  

Students will study selected comedies, tragedies and histories within their literary and historical contexts.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 314 -  European Film  

Students will critically analyze films from countries in the European Union with particular emphasis on those with high annual film productivity such as France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Germany. The emphasis in on contemporary films, with optional contrast to historical trend-setting films.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210C or ENGL 220C) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Thematic Thread(s): Arts & Popular Culture, Art & Society, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 315 -  The Cinematic Review: Historical and Critical Writing  

This course surveys significant motion pictures with emphasis upon the techniques of film making and film reviewing.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Arts & Popular Culture, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 316 -  Asian Film  

Students will critically analyze films from India and East Asia, with emphasis is on contemporary films from China and Japan. Also meets requirements for the Asian Studies Minor.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 025D or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): Arts & Popular Culture, Art & Society, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 317 -  British Literature I  

This course provides a comprehensive study of authors and literary works from the Old English period through Milton.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 318 -  British Literature II  

This course provides a comprehensive survey of authors and literary works from the Civil War and Restoration through the early 20th century.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D)
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 319 -  American Literature I  

This course provides a comprehensive survey of American literature from Puritan times through Melville.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 320 -  American Literature II  

This course provides a comprehensive survey of American literature from Whitman through modern times.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D or ENGL 025D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 327 -  Healthcare Writing  

Students will develop the advanced literacy and research skills needed for writing successfully in the healthcare field. Working individually and in teams typical of medical practice, students will explore strategies for effective written and spoken interaction with both patients and colleagues. Coursework relies heavily on learning to use medical databases and provide students with the theories and additional tools necessary to translate medical information into presentations for both medical professionals and the general public.

Prerequisite: ENGL 102C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): 21st Century Healthcare, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 328 -  Young Adult Literature  

This course surveys literature for adolescents and young adults and is intended to cultivate book appreciation, improve book knowledge, and provide curriculum enrichment in intermediate, junior and senior high school libraries.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Transfer Thread Completion Course, Well-Being of Children and Youth

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 330 -  Literary Publications & Design  

This course offers students a deeper understanding of print and production practices for students with critical and creative writing backgrounds. Students will study theories and models - both historical and contemporary - for print design, layout, typography and production environment, while applying such theory to the practice of publishing literary artifacts.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a major in English, English Literature, Engl Lit-Language & Literature, Engl Lit-Literary&Cult Studies, English Writing, English Writing-Professional or English Writing-Creative.

ENGL 331 -  Historical Development of the English Language  

Students will examine each historical period to discover the structure of the language, its spelling, vocabulary, syntax, and the influences of social conditions upon it.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 332 -  Modern English Grammar and Syntax  

This course provides a brief history of the English language and thorough study of traditional and transformational grammar with emphasis on syntax. Differences between prescriptive and descriptive grammar and problems of current usage are also considered.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 336 -  Second Language Acquisition  

This course acquaints the prospective teacher with theories of second language acquisition (SLA). SLA surveys the processes of acquiring/ learning language including the following issues: sound system-phonemic inventory; words-lexicon; semantics; syntax; critical period for second language learning; linguistic creativity, competence and performance.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 338 -  Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction  

This writing workshop provides the opportunity for students to develop their abilities in writing creative nonfiction. Original student work is read and discussed in class and in conferences with the instructor. Students will also read and analyze classic and contemporary creative nonfiction. This course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major') and ENGL 225D
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 339 -  Creative Writing: Fiction  

This writing workshop provides the opportunity for students to develop their abilities in writing fiction. Original student work is read and discussed in class and in conferences with the instructor. Students will also read and analyze classic and contemporary fiction. This course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major') and ENGL 225D
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 340 -  Creative Writing: Poetry  

This writing workshop provides the opportunity for students to develop their abilities in writing poetry. Original student work is read and discussed in class and in conferences with the instructor. Students will also read and classic and contemporary poetry is assigned. This course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major') and ENGL 225D
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 346 -  Writing the Graphic Novel  

This creative writing workshop provides an opportunity for students to develop their abilities in creating graphic novels. Original student work is read and discussed in class as well as critiqued in conference with the instructor. Students will also read and analyze historic and contemporary graphic novels. This course may be repeated for up to six (6) credits.

Prerequisites: ENGL 102D and (ENGL 104D or ENGL 220D) and ENGL 225D and (ART 105D or ART 205D or ART 305D or ART 106D or ART 206D or ART 306D or ART 107D or ART 207D or ART 307D or ART 108D or ART 208D or ART 308D or ART 114D or ART 214D or ART 314D or ART 213D or ART 313D or ART 413D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 349 -  Creative Writing:Screenplay  

Students enrolled in Creative Writing:Screenplay will learn how to write the Hollywood narrative screenplay. Students will develop a workable story and characters that show growth. They will then write a screenplay and develop a marketing plan to sell it.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major') and ENGL 225D
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

ENGL 360 -  Latin Language and Literature  

This course focuses on classical and medieval Latin verse and prose, with a continuing review of grammar as necessary.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major') and ENGL 260D and ENGL 261D
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 365 -  Writing for the World Wide Web  

This course examines the structure, form and rhetoric or writing for web environments.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 389 -  Stratford Shakespeare Tour  

Students will study of the works and time of Shakespeare in cultural context. The trip concludes with travel to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Offered in the summer only. Travel fee required.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 398 -  Selected Topics  

The in-depth examination of a specific topic. The nature of the topic selected and its treatment determined in consultation with the instructor. A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.  

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 402 -  World Literature  

Students will critically read and analyze selected works by global writers beyond the U.S. and Britain.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104D or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Art & Society, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 403 -  Literary and Cultural Theory  

Students will study select literary and cultural theory from Plato to the present day, with application to critical analysis of the literary arts.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 409 -  Professional English  

ENGL 409 instructs upper-level English majors in the goals, audiences, sources, and methods for professionalization. In this course, students reflect on and define their individual undergraduate experiences and create a personal narrative from their experiences. Students will then identify and define a career field. By the end of the course, students will develop strategies for connecting their individual narrative to their specific desires for possible career fields.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 410 -  Literature of the Environment  

This course encourages those interested in the rhetoric of science, nature writing, and environmentalism to pose informed questions regarding the language, rhetoric, images, and ideas found in significant poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, that concern the environment.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): Sustainability, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 411 -  Science Fiction  

Science Fiction situates the genre as a form of critique of the concept of the future. The course provides a literary and historical path for comprehending the genre's evolution. It engages students in cross-disciplinary conversations about scientific and technological advancements that inform narratives as well as establishes how metaphors of the alien drive science fiction's forecasts. The course highlights how science fiction shapes particular ways of seeing and enacts such modes through the study of diverse texts and application of concepts in projects about our future lives.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): The Future, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior 1, Senior 2, Sophomore 1 or Sophomore 2.

ENGL 429 -  Grant and Proposal Writing  

Students will review the research and rhetoric associated with writing successful grants and proposals.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Positive Change, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 450 -  Internship  

Students will gain applied writing experience at a venue outside of the classroom.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1-12

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 480 -  Literature Seminar  

The seminar focuses on a major author or pair of authors, a single literary genre, or a specific literary period.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 103C or ENGL 102C) and (ENGL 210D or ENGL 104C or ENGL 220D) or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major'
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 490 -  Independent Study  

A program of supervised independent study. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 491 -  Senior Writing Project  

Creative or expository writing projects.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

ENGL 498 -  Selected Topics  

The in-depth examination of a specific topic. The nature of the topic selected and its treatment determined in consultation with the instructor. A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Prerequisites: (ENGL 102C or ENGL 103C) and (ENGL 104C or ENGL 210D or ENGL 220D or minimum score of 1 in 'English Major')
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.