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ENGL 1301   (3-3-0)   Composition and Rhetoric I
A course for students to develop skills in writing and reading. Major emphasis is on the composition of multi-paragraph essays, using a variety of rhetorical devices. The selected readings are employed to illustrate effective writing and to develop critical reading skills. Proctored midterm and final essay exams are required for this course in all its forms: traditional, hybrid, and online. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

ENGL 1302   (3-3-0)   Composition and Rhetoric II
A continuation of English 1301/1401 emphasizing analytical reading, research, writing, revision, and critical thinking. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 or 1401.

ENGL 1302HR   (3-3-0)   Honors Composition and Rhetoric II
A continuation of English 1301, emphasizing analytical reading, research, writing, revision, and critical thinking. The Honors Program supplements the traditional curriculum of this course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.

ENGL 1401   (4-4-0)   Composition and Rhetoric I (Non-native English speakers)
A course for non-native English speaking students to develop skills in writing and reading. Major emphasis is on the composition of multi-paragraph essays, using a variety of rhetorical devices. Extra time is given to the development of English vocabulary and grammar skills appropriate for the non-native speaker. The selected readings are employed to illustrate effective writing and to develop critical reading skills. Although this course is restricted to non-native speakers of English, the requirements of the course are identical to those of English 1301 classes at DBU. Proctored midterm and final assay exams are required for this course in all its forms: traditional, hybrid, and online. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

ENGL 2301   (3-3-0)   World Literature I
An introduction to world masterpieces from the earliest periods through the Renaissance. Attention is given to the historical context of these works and their contributions to the development of civilization. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401 and 1302.

ENGL 2302   (3-3-0)   World Literature II
An introduction to world masterpieces from the Enlightenment to the present. Attention is given to the historical context of these works and their contributions to the development of civilization. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401 and 1302.

ENGL 3301   (3-3-0)   American Literature I
An advanced-level survey of American literature from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. Emphasis is on the literary significance of selected writers and the social context in which they wrote. Fall.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302, or equivalent

ENGL 3302   (3-3-0)   American Literature II
An advanced-level survey of American literature from the Reconstruction Era to the present. Emphasis is on the literary significance of selected writers and the social context in which they wrote. Spring.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 3305   (3-3-0)   Advanced Written Communication (S-L)
Study of rhetorical situation, audience analysis, and discourse analysis theories will provide a basis for ascertaining appropriate and ethical strategies for personal and professional discourse and for evaluating existing texts. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Online (Spring only).
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 3307   (3-3-0)   Creative Christian Writing
Theory and practice of creative writing in a variety of genres including nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry. This course will provide a foundation for critiquing, polishing, and marketing creative writing that incorporates Christian faith and Biblical worldview. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 3313   (3-3-0)   British Literature I
This upper-level survey course acquaints students with selected masterpieces of British literature from its origins to the eighteenth century. The course requires reading of and research into the ideas and styles that dominated Old English, Middle English, Renaissance, and Eighteenth Century texts. Fall.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 3314   (3-3-0)   British Literature II
A continuation of English 3313 with emphasis on the major British writers from Blake to the present. The course requires reading of and research into the ideas and styles that dominated the Romantic Movement, the Victorian Period, Modern and Postmodern Periods. Spring.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 3320   (3-3-0)   Internship in English (S-L)
A supervised field placement that provides the student with the opportunity of integrating theory and classroom learning with actual field experience. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: Junior standing, English major, and approval of application by department coordinator. ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent, and completion of ENGL 4301 or ENGL 3305 with at least a B.

ENGL 4011   (0-3-0)   English Language Arts and Reading 8-12 Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Teacher Certification Program admission, ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4301   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Linguistics
An introduction to the core linguistic areas of morphology, phonology, pragmatics, semantics, syntax and related topics -- with an emphasis on syntax and its application in stylistic analysis. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 2302 or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that ENGL 3305 be completed prior to this course.

ENGL 4303   (3-3-0)   Studies in Drama
May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of drama. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Fall, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4309   (3-3-0)   Studies in Fiction
May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of novels or short stories. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Spring, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4311   (3-3-0)   Studies in Poetry
May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of poetry. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4312   (3-3-0)   Shakespeare
A study of representative histories, comedies, and tragedies by Shakespeare with attention to the sources and backgrounds of his plays and to the significance of his works. Spring.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4314   (3-3-0)   C. S. Lewis
This course will acquaint students with a wide range of C. S. Lewis’ works. The students will be called upon to respond, in oral and written formats, to Lewis’ works. Students will also explore the idea of a shared literary fellowship as modeled by the Inklings. Spring.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4315   (3-3-0)   Studies in Non-Fiction
May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre of nonfiction. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4316   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in English
Concentrates on specialized areas of literature. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Periodically.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4317   (3-3-0)   Studies in Global Literature
A study of selected texts from global literature with an emphasis upon texts from non-western regions. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Fall.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4317HR   (3-3-0)   Honors Studies in Global Literature
A study of selected texts from global literature with an emphasis upon texts from non-western regions. May be repeated for credit when content changes. The Honors Program curriculum supplements and complements the traditional curriculum of this course.
Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program.

ENGL 4354   (3-3-0)   Literature of East Asia
This course will explore selected literary masterpieces of China, Japan, and Korea from the earliest periods until modern times. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 2302, or equivalent.

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