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0803 ESL: Listening and Speaking - 3 credit hours 
For speakers of English as a second language. Focuses on improvement of oral English skills in daily life and, especially, in academic contexts. Grading: Credit/No Credit. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a developmental course. Course rotation: Fall.         

0804 - ESL: Reading and Writing - 4 credit hours
For speaker of English as a second language. Focuses on improving the skills of reading and writing. Includes work on increasing active and passive vocabulary, improving reading comprehension, and strengthening the skills of expression and coherence when writing in English. Grading: Credit/No Credit. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a developmental course. Course rotation: Fall.      

0854 - ESL: College-Level Skills - 4 credit hours
For speakers of English as a second language. Focuses intensively on developing all four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) to college-level proficiency. Grading: Credit/No Credit. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a developmental course. Course rotation: Spring.          

0903 - Introduction to Writing Studies - 3 credit hours
Introduces students to college-level writing, with emphases on writing as process, critical thinking, and strategies for successfully addressing writing assignments in a variety of genres. By the end of the semester, students will be able to produce well-organized, thoughtful writing of various types that may include personal narratives, rhetorical analyses, argument essays, literary responses, short stories, and book reviews. Students will learn what it means to be a writer and to think critically about texts. Grading: Credit/No Credit. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a developmental course. Note: Some sections of ENGL 0903 will be identified by ESL. These sections are recommended for international students. Course rotation: All semesters.

0904 - Introduction to Writing Studies with Lab - 4 credit hours
Same as ENGL 0903 but with a scheduled lab component. Designed for developmental writers designated for intensive tutoring. Grading: Credit/No Credit. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a developmental course.Course rotation: All semesters.

1013 - Writing Studies I - 3 credit hours 
Familiarizes students with the expectations of college-level writing, with emphases on writing as process, critical thinking, and fundamentals of research. Focus may be divided between the standard features of academic writing that may include personal narratives, rhetorical analyses, argument essays, literary responses, and short, researched essays. Students will begin to develop sophisticated analytical skills to complement a broadened understanding of the writing process and what it means to be a writer. Topics, subject matter, and approaches will vary depending upon individual instructors. Prerequisite: 18 or above ACT English sub-score, 83 or above Accuplacer Sentence Skills sub-score, or successful completion of ENGL 0903 or 0904.

1023 - Writing Studies II - 3 credit hours
Builds on knowledge developed in Writing Studies I and provides comprehensive instruction on incorporating research in academic writing assignments. Students learn how to summarize, synthesize, and document sources using MLA documentation style. Using researched material for support rather than as the primary content of an essay will be encouraged and emphasized. Students will exhibit sophisticated analytical skills to complement a broad understanding of the writing process and what it means to be a writer. Topics, subject matter, and approaches will vary depending upon individual instructors. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1013 or minimum ACT English sub-score of 25. Course rotation: All semesters.

2003 - Great Books - 3 credit hours
Introduces and explores the foundational and/or subsequent great books of the literary tradition of Western Civilization and how they address the great questions humankind has attempted to answer for millennia. The basic terminology and methodology used in literary study of fiction, drama, and poetry will also be presented. Readings and topics will vary depending upon the instructor. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013. Course rotation: Fall

2103 - Literary Interpretation - 3 credit hours
Introduces students to the fundamental terminology and methodology for understanding and interpreting the literary genres of fiction, drama, and poetry. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Open to all students, this course is required for English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013. Course rotation: All semesters

2203 -World Literature - 3 credit hours
Introduces and examines selected works of literature from countries around the world in order to demonstrate the rich diversity of national and regional literatures and, through those readings, to arrive at an appreciation of the universal qualities of human experience. The basic terminology and methodology used in literary study of fiction, drama, and poetry will also be presented. All works are read in modern English translations. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013. Course Rotation: Spring

2703 - Introduction to Modern English Grammar - 3 credit hours
An examination of contemporary grammar as it pertains to Standard English. Students will become familiar with grammar terminology, will learn to recognize and resolve grammatical weaknesses in their own and others' writing, and will devise strategies to produce prose that is grammatically error-free. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, and cultural literacy. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Course Rotation: Spring

3103 - Creative Writing - 3 credit hours
Provides students the opportunity to learn and practice the essentials of writing poetry, fiction, drama, or creative nonfiction in a workshop setting. This course emphasizes intellectual development and cultural literacy. Prerequisites: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Fall

3113 - American Literature I - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of American literature to 1865, which will include Early, Colonial, and Romantic authors. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, and cultural literacy. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor.  Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Fall

3123 - American Literature II - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of American literature since 1865, which will include Naturalist, Realist, Modernist, and Contemporary authors. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, and cultural literacy. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor.Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Spring

3163 - Women Writers - 3 credit hours
Advanced study that examines the works of women writers within the contexts of gender, history, society, politics, writing, literature, and literary theory.  Content and variety of authors will vary by instructor.  Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course is also an elective for the Women's Studies program and emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Fall.

3213 - British Literature I - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of British literature to 1798, which will include Old, Middle, Renaissance, and Enlightenment authors. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course rotation: Fall

3223 - British Literature II - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of British literature since 1798, which will include Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist authors. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course rotation: Spring

3303 - Literary Theory and Criticism - 3 credit hours
A survey of literary theory and criticism from Plato to the present. By semester's end, students will have the opportunity to develop their own critical positions. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Fall 

3373 - Literary Cultures - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of particular literary cultures and their works as both separate from and a part of larger cultures. Literary cultures might include the Metaphysical or Cavalier Poets, American Transcendentalists, Southern Writers, the Harlem Renaissance, the British War Poets, the Irish Renaissance, the Beats, the Confessional Poets, the Black Arts Movement, the Existentialists, Kentucky/Appalachian Writers, or Nature and Environmental Writers. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches will vary depending upon the instructor. This course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Spring.

3404 - Teaching and Tutoring of Writing - 4 credit hours
An intensive study of the teaching and tutoring of writing. Three credit hours of in-class instruction; one credit hour of Writing Center tutoring, constituted by two hours of tutoring per week. In class, students will study composition, teaching, and tutoring history and theories, and they will examine the relations between instructional theory and practice. Completing the course successfully qualifies students to be Writing Center tutors. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, and cultural literacy, and may serve as an English major elective or as a Humanities Liberal Studies in-depth elective. ENGL 2703 is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B in ENGL 1023 or permission of the instructor. Course Rotation: Fall

3503 - Advanced Writing - 3 credit hours
This course enhances students' abilities to think critically and write effectively through exposure to current and ongoing scholarly conversations about the theory and practice of writing. Students will have multiple opportunities to join the conversation (both orally and in writing), to communicate in various forms and styles (formal as well as informal), and to refine various skills (e.g., editing).  This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, and cultural literacy. By the end of the course, students will be not only more effective writers and critical thinkers, but also more flexible and thoughtful users of the English language. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Course Rotation: Alternate Fall

3603 -  Shakespeare - 3 credit hours
Offers in-depth study of the comedies, histories, and tragedies of William Shakespeare. Contextual matters such as the Elizabethan stage, Renaissance thought, performance questions, modern adaptations, and critical commentary and controversy will be explored. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and global awareness. Prerequisite:  General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Spring.

3633 - Writing and Technology - 3 credit hours
In-depth study of literate cultures' use of technology as a method of communication, encouraging detailed rhetorical analyses of common technologies including blogs, networking websites (Face Book, My Space), email, online gaming, and course management applications (such as Angel). This course focuses on affordances of such technologies and theories of technology that consider accessibility, usability, and design, alongside issues of class, gender, and ethnicity. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Course Rotation: Spring

3643 - Greek Myth and Literature - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of Greek mythology and how it influenced and appears in Homer's epics, the Greek tragedians, and later literary works. All works will be read in modern English translations. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, cultural literacy, and global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Fall

3733 - Writing and Culture - 3 credit hours
This course is designed to help students think and write critically about varying aspects of culture. Encourages students to engage in rhetorical analyses of the ways various cultures use writing and conceive of literacy and to investigate the ways cultural norms shape writing and visual media. Explores developments of trends in areas such as film, television, and the internet. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Course Rotation: Alternate Fall

3833 - Major Authors Seminar - 3 credit hours
Advanced, in-depth study of one, sometimes two, major authors from the ancient world to the present. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement. Course Rotation: Fall

4053 - Ethnic/International Literature - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of the literature of ethnic and/or international cultures such as African American, Native American, Hispanic American, Asian American, European, African, South American, Asian, Canadian, or Australian. All international works are read in modern English translations. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement or permission of the instructor.  Course Rotation: Alternate Spring

4103 - Advanced Readings in Poetry and Drama - 3 credit hours
Advanced, in-depth study of poetry or drama. Readings will include theoretical studies of the genre and readings within the genre. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement or permission of the instructor. Course Rotation: Alternate Spring

4203 - Advanced Creative Writing - 3 credit hours
Builds on and enhances students' skills in the writing of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction in a workshop setting. Special attention is given to the essentials and mechanics of submitting creative work for publication. This course emphasizes intellectual development and cultural literacy. Prerequisite: ENGL 3103 or permission of the instructor. Course Rotation: Alternate Spring

4303 - History of the English Language - 3 credit hours
Advanced study that explores the historical development of English, the divergence of American English from British English, and the emergence of English as a global language. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, cultural literacy, and global awareness. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Course Rotation: Spring

4403 - The Nature of Narrative - 3 credit hours
Advanced, in-depth study of the elements, structures, and possibilities of storytelling and narrative in their multiple forms. Use of secondary sources and research writing will be introduced. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: General Education literature requirement or permission of the instructor. Course Rotation: Spring

4833 - Special Topics in Writing and Rhetoric - 3 credit hours
Advanced study of a specific research area or sub-discipline of writing studies and rhetoric. Students will gain a working knowledge of current scholarship, engage in scholarly critiques, and move toward making a contribution of their own in the specific subject area. Topics may include feminism and writing studies; ethnography and writing studies; classical rhetoric; rhetoric of science; or methods of assessment. This course emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, and cultural literacy. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of the instructor. Course Rotation: Alternate Spring

4903 - Senior Seminar - 3 credit hours
A capstone course that provides students further opportunities to explore literature, writing, and language topics and ideas, culminating in a substantive research or extensive creative writing project. As part of the course, students also prepare for and take the written senior exam based on questions from the program competencies, and set up their exit committees in preparation for the exit interview. This course also emphasizes intellectual development, critical analysis, cultural literacy, and, when applicable, global awareness. Topics, subject matter, and approaches may vary depending upon the instructor. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of the instructor. Course Rotation: Fall

 

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