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English and Speech

Winter Session: January 5 - 21
Spring Session: January 26 - May 18

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)
Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
3417 35A M T W R F 9:00 am-12:45 pm A640
3496 OL1 ONLINE COURSE

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
4890 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm SF108
14455 35B M 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A342
W 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A642
11689 35C T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A312
13081 35D T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E401
4893 35E R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm SF108
14456 35F F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643
15467 BL1 W 9:00 pm-12:00 pm SF108
11386 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
15931 OL2 ONLINE COURSE
15932 OL3 ONLINE COURSE


EN 231 Short Fiction
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
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)
Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
2345 35A M T W R F 9:00 am-12:45 pm B504
3497 OL1 ONLINE COURSE

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
4900 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320
4901 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643
4902 35C R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643
15933 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
6573 OL2 ONLINE COURSE


EN 232 Perspectives on American Literature
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
This course gives students an understanding of the American heritage based on three suggested themes: the Puritan ethos, the American dream, and reevaluation of the dream. Includes readings from such major writers as Dickinson, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, and Whitman. (G7: Humanities)
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
13083 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E402


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)
Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
3470 35A M T W R F 1:20 pm-5:05 pm B928

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
7020 35A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A342


EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
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)
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
13621 35A M 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A321A W 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A640
13928 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


EN 241 Professional Speech Communication
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
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.
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
4909 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641
4908 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641


EN 242 Public Speaking
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Covers all major aspects of speech preparation, such as formulating purpose statements, analyzing and adapting to audiences, organizing and outlining ideas, assessing evidence and reasoning, and using language effectively. The study of various areas of speech presentations--such as vocal and nonverbal communication, and use of appropriate visuals--complement preparation. Students give a variety of informative and persuasive presentations, which are videotaped and analyzed by the students and the instructor.
Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
3351 35B M T W R F 9:00 am-12:45 pm A641

Spring
4911
CRN Section Day Time Location
4910 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641 35B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641
15470 BL1 R 2:10 pm-5:00 pm B860


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.
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
4912 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E401


EN 245 Intercultural Communication
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Students are introduced to the communication process among people from different cultures. The course examines how factors such as cultural patterns, verbal and nonverbal communication, and perception play a role in intercultural relationships. Theory and research in intercultural communication are presented and students apply this information to intercultural encounters.
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
13085 35A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E404
13936 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
14725 OL2 ONLINE COURSE


EN 251 Theater Arts
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Focuses on appreciation of the theater through the study of dramatic art as it evolves from page to stage. Students study the relationship of drama text to performance through reading, acting exercises, and theater attendance. (G6: Arts)
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
6574 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E401


EN 272 Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
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'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)
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
9373 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B736
12797 35B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320


EN 321 Strategies of Business Communication
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Prerequisites: 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.
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
4916 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643
8560 85B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E402
4915 85C W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm SF108
8613 85D R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B734
15708 85E M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C709


EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
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)
Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
3471 85A M T W R F 1:20 pm-5:05 pm B915A


EN 342 Argumentation and Persuasion
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Prerequisites: EN 121 or equivalent, and any additional EN course
Examines the strategies and techniques used to influence the decision-making processes. Students prepare and present persuasive speeches based on principles of argumentation and persuasion. Exercises in debate are also included.
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
14032 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A322


EN 361 Creative Writing
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Online: In-state $816 Out-of-state $2,271
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
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)
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
7517 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320
15817 85B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A324
11114 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
15008 OL2 ONLINE COURSE

 

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