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English and Communication Studies

Fall 2017 Courses

August 28 - December 23

 

EN 121 English Composition
3 credits $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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
4758 35B M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A341B
22465 35C T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B307
20806 35D W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm SF108
25808 35F M 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A641
    W 5:10 pm-6:25 pm B307
28015 35H R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E402
28285 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
28797 OL3   ONLINE COURSE


EN 231 Short Fiction
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
4767 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D517
4768 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E401
29680 35C T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A641


EN 233 Poetry
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
4179 35A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320


EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
3 creditsOnline: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
30373 OL2   ONLINE COURSE


EN 241 Professional Speech Communication
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
4771 35A M 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 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
4773 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641
4775 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A641


EN 244 Speech Dynamics in Group Communication
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: EN 121 or equivalent
Studies techniques of effective communication in the group process. Students learn to become more skillful communicators through the use of speech dynamics as applied to the psychology of communication. Group members are involved in controversial discussions as participants and group leaders. Emphasis is placed on the enlightenment and problem-solving types of discussion.

CRN Section Day Time Location
30583 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A643


EN 245 Intercultural Communication
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: EN 121 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.

CRN Section Day Time Location
28816 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C711


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 equivalent
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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
30580 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


EN 272 Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
30584 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A341B
29397 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
29679 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A320


EN 321 Strategies of Business Communication
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Prerequisites: EN 121 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.

CRN Section Day Time Location
4777 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A322
21653 85F T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A342
30585 85H T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A321B


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.

CRN Section Day Time Location
30681 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 equivalent
A survey of almost 150 years of U.S. history and literature through the lens of working women. Students learn the landmarks of American history, women's struggles, and their contributions. (G7: Humanities; G10: American History)

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


EN 342 Argumentation and Persuasion
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Prerequisites: EN 121 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.

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


EN 361 Creative Writing
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
20489 85A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A640
28834 85B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A317


EN 362 Creative Nonfiction
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Prerequisite: EN 121 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)

CRN Section Day Time Location
28212 85A T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A643


EN 364 Poetry Writing
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Prerequisite: EN 121
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)

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