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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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 or 1401.

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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401 and 1302.

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.

  • Offered: 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: Offered periodically, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 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. Grade replacement for these courses may only be accomplished under courses with the same topic and content.   

  • Offered: Spring, even-numbered years, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301, 2302 or equivalent.

ENGL 4319   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Literary Theory

This course is an introduction to major currents in contemporary literary theory and their practical application to the study of literature. Topics may include structuralism, New Criticism, deconstruction, psychoanalytic theory, gender theory, post-colonial theory, Marxist theory, and other relevant theoretical approaches to the study of literature. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the cultural relevance of literary theories and how Christians may use and respond to them in a Christ-like and redemptive manner.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 2301 or 2302.

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.   

  • Offered: Alternate Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1301/1401, 1302, and 2301 or 2302, or equivalent.

ENGL 5319   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Literary Theory

This course is an introduction to major currents in contemporary literary theory and their practical application to the study of literature. Topics may include structuralism, New Criticism, deconstruction, psychoanalytic theory, gender theory, post-colonial theory, Marxist theory, and other relevant theoretical approaches to the study of literature. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the cultural relevance of literary theories and how Christians may use and respond to them in a Christ-like and redemptive manner. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

ENGL 5344   (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 the content changes. Grade replacement for these courses may only be accomplished under courses with the same topic and content. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Spring, even-number of years, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

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