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ENG 111: College Composition I (3 cr.) — Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics: develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes. Writing activities will include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

ENG 112: College Composition II (3 cr.) — Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete ENG 111 or its equivalent, and must be able to use word processing software.

ENG 115: Technical Writing (3 cr.) — Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content in formatting, editing, and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected reading. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENG 210: Advanced Composition (3 cr.) — Helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose. Guides development of individual voice and style. Introduces procedures for publication. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

ENG 211-212: Creative Writing I-II (3 cr.) — Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

ENG 215-216: Creative Writing - Fiction I-II (3 cr.) — Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of writing short and long fiction. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENG 217-218: Creative Writing - Poetry I-II (3 cr.) — Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of writing poetry. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENG 233: The Bible as Literature (3 cr.) — Provides an introduction to the study of the Bible as literature. Examines the intent and presentation of major literary genres found in the Bible, refining skills of analysis, synthesis, and Evaluation. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

ENG 236: Introduction to the Short Story (3 cr.) — Examines selected short stories emphasizing the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

ENG 241-242: Survey of American Literature I-II (3 cr.) — Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval. Need not be taken in sequence.

ENG 243-244: Survey of English Literature I-II (3 cr.) — Studies major English works from the Anglo-Saxons to the present, emphasizing ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval. Need not be taken in sequence.

ENG 246: Major American Writers (3 cr.) — Examines major writers of American literary history. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

ENG 247: Survey of Popular Culture (3 cr.) — Analyzes familiar aspects of American culture, as seen through popular literature, with additional emphasis on television, film, and popular art. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

ENG 251: Survey of World Literature (3 cr.) — Examines major works of world literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENG 253: Survey of African-American Literature (3 cr.) — Examines selected works by Black American writers from the colonial period to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

ENG 255: Major Writers in World Literature (3 cr.) — Examines major writers selected from a variety of literary traditions. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENG 273-274: Women in Literature I-II (3 cr.) — Examines literature by and about women. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval. Need not be taken in sequence.

ENG 276: Southern Literature(3 cr.) — Examines the themes and techniques of selected writers dealing with the American South as a distinctive cultural entity. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

ENG 279: Film and Literature (3 cr.) — Examines the transition of literature into film viewing and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completed ENG 112 or divisional approval.

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