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English and Speech

Fall 2015 Courses

EN 121 English Composition
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: College-level English proficiency as demonstrated by placement test or completion of appropriate ES course(s)
This course encourages students' confidence, writing fluency, and the development of a competent writing self by focusing on the writing process. A number of forms are employed, including brainstorming, freewriting, journal writing, reading response journals, and formal essay writing. Classes are conducted as workshops, and both peers and instructor offer constructive feedback. (G1: Basic Communication)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4758 35B M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A341B
20806 35D W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm SF108
4762 35E R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm SF108
21201 35F F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B307
1374 35G T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A320
1375 35H T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A643
21200 35I T 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A644


R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm B819
25808 35J M 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A641


W 5:10 pm-6:25 pm B307
28013 35K M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C503
28015 35L R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E402
28797 OL3
ONLINE COURSE

EN 231 Short Fiction
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Students read and analyze stories by authors from around the world. They consider various aspects of narrative and explore different modes of storytelling. The study of short fiction prepares students to read more widely on their own in the future. (G7: Humanities)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4767 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D517
4768 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643

EN 233 Poetry
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
By reading and analyzing a wide range of poems from a variety of time periods and cultures, students are introduced to the literary genre of poetry. Students examine word usage, figures of speech, rhythm and meter, and other poetic devices. Understanding and appreciation of poetry are enhanced by reading criticism and listening to recordings. (G7: Humanities)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4179 35A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320

EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Studies major themes in the cultural heritage of the Western world from Greek tragedy to the modern novel. Readings are from such representative writers as Plato, Sophocles, Euripides, Dante, Shakespeare, Austen, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Ibsen, Chekhov, Mann, and Sartre. (G7: Humanities)
CRN Section Day Time Location
24183 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C408

EN 241 Professional Speech Communication
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Pre-requisite: EN121 or equivalent
Communication theory is discussed and applied to various areas such as verbal and nonverbal communication and listening in professional contexts. Among the activities the course focuses on are interviews and presentations. Videotaping is used to facilitate learning and assessment. (G1: Basic Communication)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4771 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641

EN 244 Speech Dynamics in Group Communication
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Studies techniques of effective communication in the group process. Students learn to become more skillful communicators through the use of speech dynamics as applied to the psychology of communication. Group members are involved in controversial discussions as participants and group leaders. Emphasis is placed on the enlightenment and problem-solving types of discussion.
CRN Section Day Time Location
4776 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E401

EN 271 Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Students read significant texts from America<0x2019>s cultural development against the background of a narrative of U.S. history through the Civil War. The course surveys a wide variety of literature, from firsthand accounts of slavery to philosophical sources of the U.S. Constitution to early documents in the debate over the role of women in society. (G7: Humanities; G10: American History)
CRN Section Day Time Location
23776 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320

EN 272 Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present
3 credits
Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Students read and interpret literary texts in order to understand the evolution of America's self-images since the Civil War. They explore the cultural context of particular works and how identity manifests itself in literature. Themes examined include regional and ethnic diversity between 1865 and World War I; modernism and expatriation in a context of alienation, loss of faith, and new scientific questions between 1918 and World War II; the civil rights and women<0x2019>s movements through 1980; and multiculturalism, postmodernism, and the implications of technological development and globalization in the last 20 years. (G7: Humanities; G10: American History)
CRN Section Day Time Location
29397
OL1
ONLINE COURSE

EN 321 Strategies of Business Communication
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent and any additional EN course
Students analyze business situations to write effective correspondence, job search materials, reports, and presentations. They also learn various strategies to elicit appropriate responses for specific audiences. Students are guided in techniques of business research and documentation and develop strategies for using available technology.
CRN Section Day Time Location
21205 85E S 9:10 am-12:00 pm A320

EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
A survey of almost 150 years of U.S. history and literature through the lens of working women. Students learn the landmarks of American history, women's struggles, and their contributions. (G7: Humanities; G10: American History)
CRN Section Day Time Location
29210 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D523

EN 361 Creative Writing
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
In a workshop environment, students prepare a portfolio of works from one or more of the following genres: fiction, poetry, or drama. Structure, plot, characterization, point of view, theme, and metaphoric language are explored, and works-in-progress are critiqued by faculty and fellow students. Through the processes of writing, critiquing, and revising, ideas are shaped into imaginative form. (G6: Arts)
CRN Section Day Time Location
20489 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A644
28834 85B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A317
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