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Current Courses

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.

Spring 2019 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 & 202 Major British Writers I  & II

Each Semester-Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and 102

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 202: Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Hardy, Yeats, and Eliot.

ENGL 209 Introduction to Film

Prerequisite: ENGL 102

An introduction to the aesthetics and technique of cinematic art.

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 216 Literary Theory

Prerequisite: ENGL 102

A study of literary criticism from ancient Greece to the present, emphasizing the relation of the critical tradition to contemporary critical approaches to literature. Special attention to semiotic theory as it relates to the influence of language and visual images on thinking, composing, and action.

ENGL 218 Masterpieces of World Literature I

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102

Study of works of world literature to 1650, bot hwestern and non-western, from major cultural centers such as ancient Greece, Rome, and India; Medieval Europe; Tang China; and Heian Japan. Readings will include epics, plays, and lyric poems.

ENGL 326 Victorian Poetry and Prose

Prerequisite: Completion of core requirements in English.

A study of the period from 1830 to 1900, showing the effects of the industrial and Scientific Revolutions on traditional attitudes toward art and life through the works of the majors writers of the period, with emphasis upon the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Hopkins; and upon the prose of Carlyle, Arnold, Mill, and Ruskin.

ENGL 371 Literary Paradigms of Leadership

Prerequisite: Completion of core requirements in English.

A study of literary texts from various times and cultures that present models of leadership, both good and bad, and raise issues about leadership characteristics and responsibilities.


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 413 Advanced Composition

Prerequisite: ENGL 102

The study and practice of advanced writing techniques, including use of computer technology for web publishing.

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 305 Painting

An introduction to the painting process through the fundamentals of color, value, shape, contrast, blending, and glazing using acrylic paint and a variety of brushes and surfaces.

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 350 Special Topics in Fine Arts - Photoshop, Digital Illustration, and 2D Animation 

Advanced study of special topics in Fine Arts. 



PHIL 202 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (Logic)

A study of the principles and methods which distinguish valid from invalid arguments. After a brief examination of what an argument is, the concepts of validity and invalidity are introduced, and a systematic study of the principles governing the application of these concepts to arguments is undertaken. An extensive treatment of traditional Aristotelian logic (the syllogism, rules of validity, immediate inference, etc.) is supplemented by an introduction to principles of modern symbolic logic.

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