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English and Communication Studies

Winter 2018 Courses

January 2 - January 18

Spring 2018 Courses

January 29 - May 23

 

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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1269 35A M T W R F 9:00 am-12:15 pm A640
1270 35B M T W R F 1:00 pm-4:15 pm A640
1271 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
4890 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C507
13081 35B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A322
4893 35C R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320
17226 35D W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D513
11386 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
15931 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
15932 OL3   ONLINE COURSE


EN 230 Martial Arts Cinema and Its Global Impact
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
This course introduces representational martial arts films, directors, and stars from around the world to investigate the transformation, diversification, ongoing appeal, and globalization of this evolving genre. Close attention will be paid to formal and stylistic aspects of films as well as their historical, transnational, and sociocultural contexts.

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
17717 35A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D207


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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1272 35A M T W R F 1:00 pm-4:15 pm B734
1273 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
4900 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320
15933 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


EN 233 Poetry
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: 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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1274 35A M T W R F 1:00 pm-4:15 pm A324

SPRING

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


EN 235 African-American Literature
3 creditsOnline: 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)

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
16736 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
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
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
1275 35A M T W R F 9:00 am-12:15 pm B508
1276 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
13928 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
17200 OL2   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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1277 35A M T W R F 1:00 pm-4:15 pm A641

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
4909 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641
4908 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1278 35A M T W R F 9:00 am-12:15 pm A641

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
4910 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641
4911 35B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641


EN 245 Intercultural Communication
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 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
1279 35A M T W R F 1:00 pm-4:15 pm E404
1280 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

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


EN 251 Theater Arts
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: 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 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: 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)

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
17718 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E402


EN 271 Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865
3 creditsOnline: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
Prerequisite: 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 COURSE


EN 272 Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present
3 creditsOnline: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Students read and interpret literary texts in order to understand the evolution of America's self-image 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)

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
16611 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History
3 creditsOnline: 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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1281 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
16594 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.

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1282 85A M T W R F 9:00 am-12:15 pm B506

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
4916 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643
8560 85B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E402
4915 85C W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm SF108
8613 85D R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B304
16198 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
16237 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
16238 OL3   ONLINE COURSE


EN 322 Writing in the Art and Design Professions
3 creditsOnline: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent, and any additional EN course
Art and Design students analyze a variety of professional situations in order to create competitive marketing materials, persuasive presentations, and reader-appropriate correspondence. They also develop strategies for producing effective proposals and briefs through guided research and descriptive writing practice. Students develop strategies for using available technologies.

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
17732 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1340 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
17107 85A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320
17733 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


EN 342 Argumentation and Persuasion
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
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 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1324 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
15817 85B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A644
17588 85C T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A312
11114 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
15008 OL2   ONLINE COURSE


EN 362 Creative Nonfiction
3 creditsOnline: 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)

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
16612 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
17734 OL2   ONLINE COURSE


EN 363 Fiction Writing
3 creditsOnline: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
Prerequisite: 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 works of fiction, 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 COURSE
17580 OL2   ONLINE COURSE


EN 364 Poetry Writing
3 creditsOnline: 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)

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
16737 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
 
 
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