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English and Communication Studies

Summer 1 2018 Courses

May 29 - July 2

Summer 2 2018 Courses

July 9 - August 2


EN 121 English Composition
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
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) 

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2316 35A M T W 3:00 pm-5:50 pm A642
2317 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
2318 OL2   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 200 Digital Writing
3 credits
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
Prerequisite: EN 121
This course investigates digital writing, ranging from individual artifacts such as memes to complex digital environments such as websites. Students will 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. 

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2503 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 231 Short Fiction
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
Prerequisite: 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) 

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2319 35A M T W 3:00 pm-5:50 pm A320
2320 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 235 African-American Literature
3 credits
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
Prerequisite: 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) 

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2321 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
3 credits
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
Prerequisite: 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)

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2331 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 241 Professional Speech Communication
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2322 35A M T W 3:00 pm-5:50 pm A641


EN 242 Public Speaking
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2323 35A M T W 12:00 pm-2:50 pm A641  


EN 245 Intercultural Communication
3 credits
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
Prerequisite: 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.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2324 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2332 OL2   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History
3 credits
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
Prerequisite: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2325 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 279 Women's Writing: 1900-Present
3 credits
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
This course examines how women writers construct and analyze their identity through literature. The impact of gender, race, class, sexuality, culture, and other aspects of identity are considered by close reading of a selection of writings by women in the 20th and 21st centuries. 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2468 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 321 Strategies of Business Communication
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568 
Prerequisites: 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. 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2326 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2333 85A M T W R 12:00 pm-2:45 pm A640  


EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3 credits
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568 
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 struggles—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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2490 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 361 Creative Writing
3 credits
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568 
Prerequisite: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2327 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 362 Creative Nonfiction
3 credits
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568 
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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2329 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 364 Poetry Writing
3 credits
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568 
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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2330 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


EN 371 Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
3 credits
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568 
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)

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2334 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
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