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English and Communication Studies

Fall 2018 Courses

August 28 - December 20

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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 $1,879.00
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)

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
26055 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
28285 OL2 ONLINE COURSE
28797 OL3 ONLINE COURSE
4757 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A643
22465 35C T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B307
20806 35D W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM SF108
4762 35E R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM SF108
28013 35F  M W 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A320
31055 35G T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A641


EN 201
Organizational Communication and Workplace Relationships
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
Prerequisite: 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 COURSE  


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)

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
25810 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
4768 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM E401  


EN 235
African-American Literature
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: 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 COURSE  


EN 236
Major Writers of the Western World
3.0 credits
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)

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
26931 OL1 ONLINE COURSE  


EN 241
Professional Speech Communication
3.0 credits
In-state $612.00   Out-of-state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: 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 $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 presentationÑsuch as vocal and nonverbal communication, and use of appropriate visualsÑcomplement 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 $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.

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
26932 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
27610 OL2 ONLINE COURSE  


EN 266
Screenwriting I
3.0 credits
In-state $612.00   Out-of-state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: 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 $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)

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
30580 OL1 ONLINE COURSE  


EN 272
Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 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)

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
29397 OL1 ONLINE COURSE  


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)

FALL

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


EN 321
Strategies of Business Communication
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, 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 COURSE
29332 OL2 ONLINE COURSE
29396 OL3 ONLINE COURSE
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
25812 85E W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C408
21653 85F T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A342
29325 85G R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B860  


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)

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
30682 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
29210 85A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM E401  


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
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 $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 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
25875 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
27866 OL2 ONLINE COURSE
20489 85A T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A321B


EN 363
Fiction Writing
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $903.00   Out-of-state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129
ÒFiction 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 COURSE
30581 OL2 ONLINE COURSE  


EN 364
Poetry 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
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
29964 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
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 $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)

FALL

CRN Section Day Time Location
30582 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
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