English and Communication Studies

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Summer 1

May 25–June 30

Summer 2

July 5–August 1

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EN 121
English Composition

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Students learn rhetorical concepts and apply them to produce various genres of writing appropriate to different rhetorical situations. They will use revision to develop texts through multiple drafts, edit work to produce polished texts, and reflect upon their writing process. Students will practice reading complex texts and using information technologies. (G1: Basic Communication) Prerequisite(s): college-level English proficiency as demonstrated by placement test or completion of appropriate ES course(s)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3656 OL1 ONLINE    
3655 35A MTW 3:10 PM–6:00 PM A640
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3657 OL2 ONLINE    

 

EN 201
Organizational Communication and Workplace Relationships

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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. Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3659 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 202
Women Write New York City

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course examines women’s contributions to the creation of NYC as literary construct through analysis of their writings on literature, art and activism. Students will engage the city as literary landscape by visiting spaces and attending events in correlation with the works we study to create their own writing. (G6: The Arts) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4072 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 203
Your Digital Life: Online Literacies for a Networked World

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Explores the intersection between the disciplines of the humanities and emerging digital technologies. Students will conceptualize and develop digital projects to promote their progress as digital scholars and critical thinkers, and situate their digital identity within a larger social context. (G7: Humanities) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4073 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 231
Short Fiction

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4197 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 233
Poetry

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Students are introduced to the techniques of reading and writing about poetry from different times and cultures. By examining diction, figures of speech, rhyme, meter, free verse, translation, and other poetic strategies within the context of culture and history, students develop an understanding of the poet’s craft and vision. (G7: Humanities) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4076 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 245
Intercultural Communication

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course is designed to examine the relationship between culture and communication. Students will explore cultural patterns, verbal and nonverbal communication, and cultural expressions in intercultural interactions. Course content is selected to balance theory and research in intercultural communication with the application of this information to intercultural encounters. Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3660 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 272
Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3663 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 274
Voices of Civil Rights in American History

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3664 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 279
Women’s Writing: 1900 - Present

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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. (G7: Humanities) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3665 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 306
Conflict Management and Negotiation

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

This course examines conflict in an intercultural context. Students will analyze the relationship between conflict and communication from an intercultural perspective. The course explores conflict in interpersonal, professional, and intercultural contexts. Students will learn how conflicts emerge, how they are managed, and how they can be resolved. Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3666 OL1 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4077 OL2 ONLINE    

 

EN 321
Strategies of Business Communication

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Students analyze and critically evaluate business situations, learning to think strategically about professional issues, to make sound judgments and decisions, and to articulate them efficiently. Students will learn informative and persuasive communication strategies for professional contexts, and will practice writing, oral and visual presentations, and digital communication. Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent, and any additional EN course

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4079 OL1 ONLINE    
4078 85A MTW 12:10 PM–3:00 PM E401
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3669 OL2 ONLINE    

 

EN 361
Creative Writing

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

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) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3670 OL1 ONLINE    

 

EN 363
Fiction Writing

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

This writing course focuses on 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) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4080 OL1 ONLINE