Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

ENG • English

ENG 101 · Introduction to Composition   3 Credits

In this course, students are introduced to composition at the university level. Particular attention is paid to developing an effective writing process, writing for an audience, developing an academic voice and position, and articulating ideas through thesis and topic sentences. Students cannot earn credit for ENG 101 after passing ENG 105 or equivalent.

ENG 105 · Introduction to Academic Research and Writing   3 Credits

In this course, students are introduced to academic research and writing at the university level. Particular attention is paid to responding to university-level writing prompts, defining and identifying academic sources, integrating academic sources in their writing, and defining and practicing academic integrity.

Prerequisite: ENG 101.

ENG 115 · Introduction to Literature   3 Credits

This course introduces students to the varying genres of literature — fiction, poetry, drama, and cinema — while examining and exploring the historical, critical, and social significance of literary expression.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.

ENG 403 · Language Principles and Processes   4 Credits

This course introduces the student to the overall nature of language, and helps students to be aware of, identify, analyze, and develop strategies for dealing with the linguistic complexities found in a diverse society. The course includes an examination of language acquisition, development, and change as well as an analysis of the technical aspects and societal impact of language use. Students examine morphology, phonology, and the grammar systems of prescriptive English in order to make learning English not only easier, but interesting, to the student in the classroom.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.

ENG 407 · Composition: Theory and Practice   4 Credits

This writing-intensive course examines the theory, practice, and literature of language arts pedagogy, with an emphasis on composition. Students engage in discussion and practice centered on writing theory and processes, and discuss the best practices for teaching writing to children in an elementary or secondary classroom.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.

ENG 420 · Principles of Language   3 Credits

Introduction to the overall nature of language to equip students to be aware of, identify, analyze, and develop strategies for dealing with the linguistic complexities found in a diverse society. The course includes an overview of language acquisition, development, and change, as well as an analysis of the technical aspects and societal impact of language use. Candidates examine morphology, phonology, pragmatics, semantics, and syntax.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.

ENG 433 · Children's Literature   4 Credits

Examination of the purpose, nature, and power of classic and contemporary children’s literature, particularly as it relates to the role literature plays in child development at home and school. Emphases include evaluating and selecting books, responding to literature, analyzing prominent authors and illustrators, understanding and experiencing the genres of literature, with special attention to multicultural literature.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.

ENG 450 · Children's Literature   3 Credits

Examination of the purpose, nature, and power of classic and contemporary children’s literature, particularly as it relates to the role literature plays in child development at home and school. Emphases include evaluating and selecting books, responding to literature, analyzing prominent authors and illustrators, and understanding and experiencing the genres of literature, with special attention to multicultural literature.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.