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Glossary of English Usage

2013. English Studies.
This course introduces students to the English major and minor primarily through the study of the
genres of literature. A research paper is required. English majors and minors are exempt from
CORE 1053 upon successful completion of this course. Prerequisite: CORE 1043, or equivalent.
Spring.

2023. Advanced Grammar.
Designed primarily for the prospective teacher of language, this course is a rather intensive study
of transformational-generative grammar which explores the syntax, the phonology and the
semantics of the English sentence. Prerequisite: ENGL 2013. Fall.

2043. Introduction to Creative Writing.
A structured approach to writing poetry and fiction through an examination of formal verse, free
verse, and the basic elements of narration. Fall.

3003. Advanced Composition.
Through reading and analysis of selected prose models, this course provides study of rhetorical
principles and practice in various forms of expository writing. Spring of even-numbered years.

3013. Technical and Professional Writing.
Through reading and analysis of selected prose models, this course provides instruction in forms
and styles of writing for various technical and/or professional purposes. The course is tailored to
match the specific writing needs of the student. Fall.

3073. Linguistics.
This course presents a survey of the areas of study which the general field of linguistics comprises.
Particular attention is given to current theories, methods, and practices in phonetics, phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Spring of odd-numbered years.

3083. Advanced Creative Writing/Fiction.
A structured approach to fiction writing through an examination of techniques used in contemporary
short stories and novels. Prerequisite: ENGL 2043 or consent of instructor. Spring of even-numbered
years.

3093. Advanced Creative Writing/Poetry.
A structured approach to imaginative writing through an examination of techniques used in
different genres. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Spring of odd-numbered years.

3103. American Literature to 1865.
This course is a survey of literature of a diverse range of authors and perspectives from Columbus
to Whitman. Fall.

3113. American Literature Since 1865.
This course is a survey of literature of a diverse range of authors and perspectives from Whitman to
the present. Spring.

3223. Medieval and Renaissance English Literature.
This course presents the chief period, movements, and greatest authors of English literature from
its beginnings to the end of the sixteenth century. Fall of even-numbered years.

3233. Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century English Literature.
This course presents the chief periods, movements, and greatest authors of English literature
throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Spring of odd-numbered years.

3243. Nineteenth-Century English Literature.
This course presents the chief periods, movements, and greatest authors of English literature
throughout the nineteenth century. Fall of odd-numbered years.

3253. Twentieth-Century English Literature.
This course presents the chief periods, movements, and greatest authors of English literature
throughout the twentieth century. Spring of even-numbered years.

3303. Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
This course examines the history and major works of literature written for children. Spring of
odd-numbered years.

3313. C.S. Lewis.
This course examines the works, life, and times of C. S. Lewis. Fall.

3703-3793. Masterpieces of World Literature.
This variable topic course presents the chief movements and greatest authors of world literature.
The course may be taken twice for credit providing that the topics are different. On Demand.

4013. Special Methods In English.
This course is designed to provide theory and methodology in teaching English on the secondary level. Emphasis is on appropriate materials and methods of teaching, including lecture/discussion, small group discussion, and mastery learning. Prerequisite: EDFN 2003. Fall of even-numbered years.

4023. History of the English Language.
Beginning with a study of the Indo-European languages, the course presents the various influences
of Old English and Middle English upon the development of the English language of today. Spring
of even-numbered years.

4073. Literary Criticism.
Through the study of a limited selection of texts and using a number of critical approaches, this
course presents the format and basic elements of critical and analytical writing. Prerequisite:
ENGL 2013. Fall.

4103. Studies in American Poetry.
This variable topic course presents the chief movements and greatest poets of American literature.
Spring of even-numbered years.

4113. Studies in the American Novel.
Selections of major American novels are read and analyzed, with special attention being given to
the development of the genre. Spring of odd-numbered years.

4203. Studies in British Poetry.
This variable topic course presents the chief movements and greatest poets of British literature. On
Demand

4213. Studies in the British Novel.
Selections of major British novels are read and analyzed with special attention being given to the
development of the genre. Fall of even-numbered years.

4223. Shakespeare.
This course examines the works, life, and times of William Shakespeare. Also listed as THEA 4223.
Fall of even-numbered years.

4233. Chaucer.
This course examines the works, life, and times of Geoffrey Chaucer. Fall of odd-numbered years.

4243. Milton.
This course examines the works, life, and times of John Milton. Spring of even-numbered years.

4303. Studies in Drama.
This variable topic course presents the chief movements and greatest plays of literature. Also listed
as THEA 4303. On Demand.

4801-4893. Special Studies in English.
Directed studies in English based on the needs and interest of the student. On Demand.

4903. Senior Literature Seminar.
Through advanced research techniques, this variable topic course requires students to demonstrate
a critical understanding of literature. Scholarly writing and an oral presentation are required.
[CAC-O and CAC-W] Prerequisite: ENGL 2013 and Senior standing. Spring.