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English and Communication Studies

Winter 2019 Courses

January 2 - January 17

Spring 2019 Courses

January 28 - May 22

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EN 121
English Composition
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
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
1405 OL1 ONLINE
1399 35A MTWRF 9:10 AM-12:35 PM A640
1400 35B MTWRF 1:10 PM-4:35 PM A640

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
11386 OL1 ONLINE
15931 OL2 ONLINE
4890 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A641
4893 35B R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A320
 18222 35C T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A644


EN 201
Organizational Communication and Workplace Relationships
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
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.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18271 OL1 ONLINE


EN 231
Short Fiction
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1407 OL1 ONLINE
1401 35A MTWRF 1:10 PM-4:35 PM A643

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
4900 35A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A320
18226 35B T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A641


EN 233
Poetry
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 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)

Spring

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


EN 235
African-American Literature
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisited: 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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
16736 OL1 ONLINE


EN 236
Major Writers of the Western World
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1408 OL1 ONLINE


EN 241
Professional Speech Communication
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: EN121 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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1402 35A MTWRF 1:10 PM-4:35 PM A641


EN 242
Public Speaking
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1403 35A MTWRF 9:10 AM-12:35 PM A641

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
4910 35A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A641


EN 245
Intercultural Communication
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: 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.

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1409 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
13936 OL1 ONLINE
14725 OL2 ONLINE
13085 35A R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM E621


EN 251
Theater Arts
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 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 266
Screenwriting I
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Pre-requisites: EN121 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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17718 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A640


EN 271
Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
16882 OL1 ONLINE


EN 274
Voices of Civil Rights in American History
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1410 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
16594 OL1 ONLINE


EN 280A
Special Topics in English – Creativity: Theory and Practice
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129or equivalent.
Students discover practices useful in producing innovative work in multiple disciplines through readings, discussion, activities, journal entries, and study of creative achievers. Students will review historical and current theories of creativity, learn to articulate their own processes, consider how identity affects creative practices, and develop strategies for enhancing creative output. 

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18239 35A T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A325


EN 321
Strategies of Business Communication
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
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.

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1404 85A MTWRF 9:10 AM-12:35 PM A643

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
16198 OL1 ONLINE
16237 OL2 ONLINE
4916 85A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A643
4915 85B W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C513
8613 85C R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B304
18417 85D M 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A643
    W 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A640


EN 335
Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: 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
17733 OL1 ONLINE


EN 342
Argumentation and Persuasion
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 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 A306


EN 361
Creative Writing
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18162 85A T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A642
15817 85B W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A644


EN 362
Creative Nonfiction
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
16612 OL1 ONLINE


EN 363
Fiction Writing
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: 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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17359 OL1 ONLINE
17580 OL2 ONLINE


EN 364
Poetry Writing
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Prerequisites: 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
18253 85A T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A312


EN 371
Chinese Odyssey: Introduction to Chinese Literature
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: 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
17848 OL1 ONLINE

 

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