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English and Speech

Fall Session: August 25 - December 20

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
28015 35L R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E402
28285 OL2 ONLINE COURSE
28798 OL4 ONLINE COURSE


EN 231 Short Fiction
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisites: EN 121 or EN 362
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
24922 35C R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643


EN 233 Poetry
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisites: 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
Prerequisites: 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
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.
CRN Section Day Time Location
4771 35A M 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 presentation--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.
CRN Section Day Time Location
4773 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641
4775 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641
27776 35C R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E401


EN 244 Speech Dynamics in Group Communication
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisites: 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 272 Identity in America: History and Literature,
1865 to Present

3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisites: 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)
CRN Section Day Time Location
22473 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A312
22474 35B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320
26935 35C R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B734


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.
CRN Section Day Time Location
21205 85E S 9:10 am-12:00 pm A320


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.
CRN Section Day Time Location
24927 85A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C410


EN 361 Creative Writing
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Prerequisites: 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)
CRN Section Day Time Location
28834 85B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A317

 

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