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English and Communication Studies

Fall Courses

August 26 - December 19

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EN 121
English Composition
3.0 credits
In-state $648.00  Out-of-state $1,947.00
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26055 OL1 ONLINE
28285 OL2 ONLINE
4757 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A643
22465 35B T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B307
20806 35C W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM SF108
4762 35D R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A641
28013 35E M W 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A320
31055 35F T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A641


EN 200
Digital Writing
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Investigates digital writing, ranging from individual artifacts such as memes to complex digital environments such as websites. Students explore digital identity, “slactivism," remix culture, and other topics through course readings, discussions, and digital composition projects ranging from text-driven blogs to truly multimodal animations, infographics, and videos.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31607 OL1 ONLINE


EN 201
Organizational Communication and Workplace Relationships
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121
This course explores modes of communication and workplace relationships as they converge to shape organizational behavior. The class cultivates professional communication skills expected in a business environment, especially in creative industries. A prominent component of the course includes city lab assignments capitalizing on FIT's location in New York City.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31206 OL1 ONLINE


EN 202
Women Write New York City
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121
This course examines women's contributions to the creation of NYC as literary construct through analysis of their writings on literature, art and activism. Students will engage the city as literary landscape by visiting spaces and attending events in correlation with the works we study to create their own writing.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31688 OL1 ONLINE


EN 231
Short Fiction
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31657 OL1 ONLINE


EN 235
African-American Literature
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129
A survey of the history of African-American literature from slavery to the present is offered. Students read and analyze various genres of African-American literature and are introduced to the social, economic, and political forces that have influenced the writers. Through presentations, critical reading, and analytical writing, students become familiar with the influence of these works on the evolution of world literature. (G7: Humanities)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29943 OL1 ONLINE


EN 236
Major Writers of the Western World
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26931 OL1 ONLINE


EN 241
Professional Speech Communication
3.0 credits
In-state $648.00  Out-of-state $1,947.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
4771 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A641


EN 242
Public Speaking
3.0 credits
In-state $648.00  Out-of-state $1,947.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
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. (G1: Basic Communication)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
4775 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A641


EN 245
Intercultural Communication
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26932 OL1 ONLINE


EN 251
Theater Arts
3.0 credits
In-state $648.00  Out-of-state $1,947.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31617 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A321B


EN 266
Screenwriting I
3.0 credits
In-state $648.00  Out-of-state $1,947.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
This course is cross-listed with FI 256. This course introduces the practice of writing fiction for the screen, focusing on the short film. In a workshop setting, students explore a range of approaches to the short screenplay, from traditional to innovative, and use examples from a variety of genres and geographical origins. (G6: Arts)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29304 35A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C311


EN 271
Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129
Students read significant texts from America'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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
30580 OL1 ONLINE


EN 274
Voices of Civil Rights in American History
3.0 credits
In-state $648.00  Out-of-state $1,947.00
Online: In-state $693.00  Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
An examination of the evolution of civil rights rhetoric in the history of the United States. Students study civil rights speeches and the political, social, and cultural events that surrounded them. Speeches are analyzed using Aristotle's logic, emotion, and ethics. (G10: American History)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29099 OL1 ONLINE
29679 35A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A320


EN 321
Strategies of Business Communication
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of -state $2,673.00
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29326 OL1 ONLINE
31680 OL4 ONLINE
4777 85A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A322
4779 85B M 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A644
    W 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A322
21715 85C T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C513
21205 85D W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM E621
21653 85F T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A342
29325 85G R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B860
31667 85H T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A643


EN 335
Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: 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 struggleÑas well as their contributionsÑin shaping America. Economic perspectives are covered, including class and racial differences, as are political and technological changes. (G7: Humanities; G10: American History)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
30682 OL1 ONLINE


EN 342
Argumentation and Persuasion
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Pre-requisite: 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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29949 85A R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM E401


EN 361
Creative Writing
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31726 OL1 ONLINE
20489 85A T 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A321B
20489 85A R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A321B


EN 362
Creative Nonfiction
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: 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: The Arts)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31668 OL2 ONLINE


EN 363
Fiction Writing
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: EN 121 or ES 129
Fiction Writing is a course in 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
30441 OL1 ONLINE
31619 OL3 ONLINE


EN 364
Poetry Writing
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29827 85A T 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A322
    R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A336


EN 371
Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
30582 OL1 ONLINE
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