English and Communication Studies

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Winter Courses
Jan 3 - Jan 19

Spring Courses
Jan 24 - May 18

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EN 121
English Composition
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Prerequisite: college-level English proficiency as demonstrated by placement test or completion of appropriate ES course(s)
Students learn rhetorical concepts and apply them to produce various genres of writing appropriate to different rhetorical situations. They will use revision to develop texts through multiple drafts, edit work to produce polished texts, and reflect upon their writing process. Students will practice reading complex texts and using information technologies. (G1: Basic Communication)

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1930 35A MTWRF 1:10 PM—4:45 PM A320
1931 OL1 ONLINE    


EN 335
Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
A survey of 150 years of U.S. history and literature through the lens of working women. Students learn the place of women’s struggle—as well as their contributions—in shaping America. Economic perspectives are covered, including class and racial differences, as are political and technological changes. (G7: Humanities; G10: American History)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
18252 85A T 6:30 PM—9:20 PM A342


EN 342
Argumentation and Persuasion
3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
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 A306


EN 362
Creative Nonfiction
3.0 credits
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
In this advanced writing course, students are taught the skills needed to produce informal essays or chapters of nonfiction books of high quality. Drawing upon observation, experience, and research, they create works of intellectual substance that reveal carefully shaped structure. Students develop ease and efficiency in their writing processes and work toward clarity, grace, and individual style. (G1: Basic Communication; G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
16612 OL1 ONLINE    
18591 OL2 ONLINE    


EN 363
Fiction Writing
3.0 credits
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129
This writing course focuses on imaginative storytelling. Students read short stories and novel excerpts by established writers and create their own fictions, beginning with craft exercises and evolving toward polished stories as the semester progresses. In a workshop environment, students discuss and respond constructively to each other’s works-in-progress. (G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
17359 OL1 ONLINE    


EN 364
Poetry Writing
3.0 credits
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129
Students learn the major elements of writing poetry through a variety of exercises and examples. Works-in-progress are critiqued by fellow students in a rigorous yet supportive environment. Poems are revised and collected in a portfolio at the end of the semester. (G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19214 OL1 ONLINE    


EN 371
Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
3.0 credits
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Students study Chinese literature by reading and examining a variety of literary forms from a range of historical periods. The course focuses on relationships between the self, the nation, gender roles, and modernity and how the influence of local and global histories has shaped the focus and reception of each work. All readings are in English. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19045 OL1 ONLINE    


EN 372
Rhetoric in Popular Culture
3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
This course examines popular culture as a form of communication, and the tools used to analyze it. Using theories of rhetoric, communication, and social criticism, students unravel popular cultural artifacts and examine how dominant societal discourses, cultural myths, individual identities, and institutional ideologies are reified and subverted.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
18685 85A W 6:30 PM—9:20 PM A641