Unless otherwise indicated in the course descriptions, all advanced English courses are open to all students who have completed their sophomore English requirements (ENGL 201 and ENGL 202/215/218/219), or who have the approval of the department head.
For more information regarding meeting times, locations, credit hours and instructors please refer to the Registrar's page.
The courses in philosophy are included in the English curriculum under subject code PHIL. Fine Arts courses are also included in the English curriculum and are found under subject code FNAR.
Fall 2018 Course Offerings
ENGL 101 & 102 Composition and Literature I & II
Each Semester-Required of all freshmen.
The development of the basic skills of writing, reading, and analysis through the study of literary types. ENGL 101: Reading and evaluating essays; writing paragraphs and essays, including a research paper. ENGL 102: Writing essays on topics pertaining to selected readings in literature. Readings will include poetry and at least one of the other two major genres of imaginative literature (fiction and drama). ENGL 101 is graded on a scale of A, B, C, U. A student must earn a “C” or higher in ENGL 101 before taking ENGL 102.
Foreign students whose English language facility is judged to be less than adequate will be enrolled in a special, two-semester version of ENGL 101. Satisfactory completion of this course is a prerequisite for ENGL 102.
ENGL 201 Major British Writers I
Each Semester-Prerequisites: ENGL 101
ENGL 201 is required of all sophomores other than English majors.
Study in depth of major writers in British literature from the medieval period to the present. ENGL 201: Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, and Swift.
ENGL 208 Humanities Special Topic - World Religion
Prerequisite: ENGL 102
A study of a particular aspect of literature, communications, or a related area.
ENGL 215 Masterpieces of American Literature
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102
Can be used to satisfy the second semester core requirement in English.
A survey of representative works of American literature from its beginning to the present, with some consideration of principal literary developments and historical issues. Authors may include Franklin, Emerson, Melville, Dickinson, Twain, James, Hemingway, Faulkner, O’Neill, Frost, Stevens, Hurston, O’Connor, and Rich.
ENGL 222 Crime on FIlm
Prerequisite: ENGL 102
This course will examine films from a variety of periods and genres and deal extensively with the techniques of filmmaking such as mis en scene, montage, camera movement, and lighting to communicate a filmmaker's construction of meaning.
ENGL 304 Shakespeare II
Prerequisite: Completion of core requirements in English
The course will present students with different but representative selections from the comedies, histories, and tragedies.
ENGL 375 What is an American?
Prerequisite: Completion of core requirements in English.
A study of an individual author, topic, or problem in literature or language.
ENGL 402 Senior Seminar I: Literary Genesis & Reception
Open to senior English majors
A seminar on an individual author, topic, or problem, as suggested by members of the faculty or by groups of English majors and subject to the approval of the department head in consultation with the instructor. The principal requirement of the course will be a long research paper that will test the student's ability to effectively research a topic and construct a complex argument based on that research.
COMM 205 Informative Speaking
Prerequisite: ENGL 101
The general principles of speech composition and speech presentation; practice in expository speaking. Includes the use of computer technology to create effective visual aids.
COMM 216 Communications in Business
Prerequisite: ENGL 102
Required of sophmores seeking a degree in the School of Business.
A study of written and oral communication in organizations. Emphasis is given to communication theory including communication flows and barriers, as well as the psychology of communicating good, neutral, negative, and persuasive messages. The course also covers career planning, delivering professional presentations, electronic communications, and writing formal reports.
COMM 260 Technical Writing & Communication
Prerequisite: ENGL 102
Required of sophmores seeking a degree in the School of Engineering.
This course develops students' abilities to research, evaluate, and produce formal, documented projects that demonstrate awareness and mastery of technical and professional writing conventions.
COMM 499 Internship
Prerequisite: Completion of either ENGL 411 or 413 with a grade of C or better; for students not majoring in English, permission of the department head.
A practicum to apply previously acquired skills to professional experience. Students work with a department faculty member and under the supervision of professionals in business, communications, law, religion, health, or other field. Student interns must provide their own transportation and must adhere to all college policies regarding internships.
FNAR 205 Music Appreciation
A non-technical course to enhance the student’s understanding and enjoyment of music by a twofold approach: first, to gain fundamental knowledge of style, content, and form of the most outstanding works of the great composers; and second, to study the evolution of musical art up to the present time; particular emphasis is placed upon the latter.
FNAR 206 Art Appreciation
An introduction to the fundamental elements of art with the intent to gain an understanding of the relevance and influence of visual art in culture. Course includes a wide range of art-making experiences and field trips to local art institutions.
FNAR 250 Special Topics in Fine Arts - Introduction to Studio Art, Vocal Performance
Offerings may include art-related topics such as Modern Art, Art of the South, European Art, and Architecture; as well as music-related topics including studies of individual composers and the Baroque, Rococo, Classical, and Romantic Period.
FNAR 304 Drawing
An introduction to the traditional principles and techniques of drawing through exploration of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition.
FNAR 306 Photography
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
An exploration of the fundamental techniques of digital photography through critical examination of historical examples and hands-on experience in a variety of photographic genres.
FNAR 307 Digital Forensic Photography
The study and application of photographic methods to record material evidence of a crime/accident scene during investigative actions for the purpose of evidence in court in both military and civilian settings. Includes instruction in digital camera operation, crime scene sketching, photographic record keeping, and legal testimonial preparation.
FNAR 350 Special Topics in Fine Arts - Photoshop, Digital Illustration, and 2D Animation
Advanced study of special topics in Fine Arts.
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy
An inquiry into the nature of philosophic thinking, especially with regard to the problem of knowledge and the nature of reality. Study of the classical origins of Western philosophy, as well as more recent developments.
PHIL 290 Ethics
A study of the nature of morality and moral reasoning through critical analyses of the writings of classical and contemporary thinkers on this subject. Problems regarding the role of reason in human conduct will be examined in detail, with emphasis upon the nature of the good life, happiness, moral obligation and duty, right and wrong, and the nature of moral language.