Columbus State University
1999-2000 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions
ENGL

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ENGL - English

ENGL 0001. English Communication 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Institutional Essay Exam. A course designed for beginning non-native speakers of English. Students will study basic vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation to improve communicative competence in English. This course will prepare students of ENGL 0002. Non-degree credit.

ENGL 0002. English Communication 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 0001 or Institutional Essay Exam and TOEFL Score of 525 or Michigan Test Score of 75. A course designed for beginning non-native speakers of English. This course is a continuation of ENGL 0001. Students will read academic writings and will write short essays on a variety of subjects. Students who successfully complete this course will be prepared to write coherent and well-developed essays in ENGL 1101. Non-degree credit.

ENGL 0123. Listening and Speaking (3-0-3) This course for non-native speakers of English will provide students with strategies for comprehending academic lectures and classroom discussion. Students will also work on improving speaking skills necessary for success in academic settings. This class will address pronunciation errors that impede comprehension. Students will learn compensatory speaking strategies. Non-degree credit.

ENGL 0098. Developmental Writing 1 (4-0-(4) Elementary paragraph development in a variety of rhetorical patterns. Mechanics covered on an individual basis. Non-degree credit.

ENGL 0099. Developmental Writing 2 (4-0-(4) Prerequisite: ENGL 0098. Essay development in a variety of rhetorical patterns. Mechanics covered on individual basis. Non-degree credit.

ENGL 1101. English Composition 1 (3-0-3) A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course.

ENGL 1102. English Composition 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better. A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course.

ENGL 2111. World Literature 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century.

ENGL 2112. World Literature 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.

ENGL 2135. Multicultural Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Study of literature outside the United States with emphasis on techniques of analysis and interpretation. Sections may focus on a literature from a particular region of the world.

ENGL 2145. Introduction to Poetry ( 3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of poetry with emphasis on techniques of analysis and interpretation.

ENGL 2146. Introduction to Fiction (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of fiction with emphasis on techniques of analysis and interpretation.

ENGL 2147. Introduction to Film (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of American and continental films with emphasis on techniques of analysis and interpretation.

ENGL 3111. American Literature 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of American literature from the pre-colonial age to the mid-nineteenth century.

ENGL 3112. American Literature 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

ENGL 3115. Studies of the American Novel (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of a particular period of the American novel. Topics can rotate to include Realism and Naturalism, Modern Novel, Contemporary Novel, and others. Topic will be announced in course schedule book.

ENGL 3116. African-American Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. This course provides a study of African-American literature from earliest times to present. Using a historical perspective, the course encompasses major and minor writers from Wheatley to Morrison. Through their reading and class discussions, students will learn about laws, attitudes, and events that affected the writings of African Americans. Students will critically evaluate all readings for their literary value and historical significance.

ENGL 3117. American Women Writers (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Literature by American women, covering a variety of ethnic and regional backgrounds. The course emphasizes the special role women have played in American history and the ways their writing has helped shape our culture.

ENGL 3125. Studies of the British Novel (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of a particular period of the British novel, such as the 18th-century novel, 19th-century novel, or 20th-century novel. Topic will be announced in course schedule book.

ENGL 3155. News and Feature Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. This course provides a study of and practice in reporting, news writing, and feature writing. Students will study reporting techniques, interviewing techniques, story organizations, different types of leads, copy editing, and legal aspects of journalism, among other topics.

ENGL 3156. Advertising Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Study of and practice in advertising writing for a variety of media, including television, radio, magazines, and newspapers.

ENGL 3157. Advanced Exposition (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Analysis of style, tone, and methods of development in modern expository prose. Practice in expository writing of several varieties offered, including essays interpreting literature. Students must demonstrate ability to use word processing, e-mail, and information retrieval.

ENGL 3158. Organizational Communications (2-2-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Study and practice of the principles of written communications in business: letter writing, report writing, planning, organizing writing, and rewriting from research to final manuscript. Some emphasis on word processing and telecommunications skills.

ENGL 3159. Technical Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A course for students to learn how to use technical data in the writing of reports and other documents. Students will study the principles of rhetoric applied to writing situations in which factual information must be reported clearly, concisely, and objectively to audiences of either specialists or non-specialists.

ENGL 3165. Introduction to Creative Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Exploration of prose fiction and poetry includes formal study (analysis) of each type of writing. The students will write original examples of the forms studied. Analysis and critique of students’ work will be an integral part of the course.

ENGL 3175. Readings in American Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of important topics or aspects of American literature such as transcendentalism, modernist fiction, modern American poetry, or American autobiography. Topic will be announced in course schedule book. May be taken twice for credit with permission of the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

ENGL 3185. Shakespeare (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of many of the principal plays of Shakespeare. Students will read plays from a variety of genres (tragedy, comedy, history) and from different periods in Shakespeare’s career.

ENGL 3255. The Electronic Writer (1-4-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. This course addresses use of e-mail, desktop publishing, editing, and on-line research for writers. The course will devote extensive attention to collaborative writing in a networked classroom and will prepare students with electronic skills critical for careers in publishing, professional writing, and academic research.

ENGL 4000. Baccalaureate Exam (0-0-0) Satisfactory grade in this course indicates completion of the baccalaureate examination for the BA degree in English Language and Literature. Exam can be taken more than once. (S/U grading.)

ENGL 4125. Medieval and Renaissance Literature (4-0-4) Prerequisites: Two ENGL courses, 2000 level or above. A study of the literature of the medieval and Renaissance periods in England. Students will examine the development of a literary heritage that culminates in Shakespeare and Milton. Works will be studied in the context of social, political, and religious issues of the time in which they were written.

ENGL 4126. Neoclassical and Romantic British Literature (4-0-4) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and two ENGL courses, 2000 level or above. A study of British literature from the 1670s through the Romantic age. Students will read major texts of the period and will learn how the literature of the Enlightenment evolved into its Romantic and modern forms. Some emphasis will be given to important genres and forms of the period, such as satire and the heroic couplet.

ENGL 4127. Victorian and Modern Literature (4-0-4) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and two ENGL courses, 2000 level or above. A study of the literature of the Victorian and modern periods in literature. Students will read works in the context of the social, religious, political, and scientific issues of the time. Emphasis will be placed on the development of literary forms such as the dramatic monologue, the personal essay, and literary criticism.

ENGL 4698. Internship (2-9 hours) Prerequisites: Senior standing in English and consent of department chair. Directed experience in the field with an approved agency or company. (S/U grading.)

ENGL 4899. Independent Study (2-9 hours) Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Directed work on individual projects suited to student’s needs. May be taken twice for credit.

ENGL 5145. Literary Criticism (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and two ENGL courses, 2000 level or above. A study of the history of literary criticism with emphasis on recent schools of critical theory. Students learn to apply theoretical methods to primary literary texts.

ENGL 5146. Scientific Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course prepares students for scientific communication in academe and the workplace by introducing them to the tasks and conventions of scientific writing. Equips students with scientific writing, editing, and publishing skills. Provides students experience with working with scientists and scientific material. Explores a variety of research methods. Devotes extensive attention to collaborate research and writing in a networked classroom.

ENGL 5147. Psycholinguistics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of comprehension and production of language. Detailed study of first and second language acquisition for children, adolescents, and adults. Examination of cognitive, affective and sociocultural aspects of language acquisition and of the language-brain connection. This is part of a four-course sequence for those seeking English-as-a-Second Language endorsement.

ENGL 5148. Sociolinguistics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of cultural and social factors affecting language. Includes a study of varieties of English spoken in different regions and among different ethnic groups in the United States. Gender linked discourse is also examined. Applications for teaching and other professions are explored. This is part of a four-course sequence for English-as-a-Second language endorsement to a Georgia Teaching Certificate.

ENGL 5155. Theories of Rhetoric and Composition (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3157. Using the principles and techniques of classical and contemporary rhetoricians, students will learn to understand discourse. Analysis will focus on texts from various historical periods and from a spectrum of contexts, including business, literary, and political.

ENGL 5156. Advanced Creative Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and junior standing. Advanced technical analysis of poetry and fiction. Includes formal, written analysis of students’ analytical and creative work. The creative work will build the required portfolio.

ENGL 5165. Introduction to Linguistics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of various branches of linguistics, including the nature of language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse. This is part of a four-course sequence for those seeking an English-as-a-Second Language endorsement to a Georgia teaching certificate.

ENGL 5166. History of the English Language (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of phonological, morphological, and syntactic changes in English and its precursors from Indo-European to the present.

ENGL 5167. Grammatical Structure of English (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of the major ways of analyzing English grammar and a detailed study of the structure of sounds, words, and sentences. Some emphasis will also be placed on the ways children learn language.

ENGL 5168. Teaching English in the Multilingual Classroom (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing. Methods of teaching English to students whose first language is not English. Review of relevant research in second language acquisition and comparison of different classroom approaches. Includes examination of computer assisted language learning materials and field-based experience. This is part of a four-course sequence for those seeking an English-as-a-Second language endorsement to a Georgia teaching certificate.

ENGL 5535. Selected Readings in World Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and junior standing. An intensive study of a major author or period in world literature. The topic will be announced in the course schedule book. May be repeated for credit with permission of the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

ENGL 5585. Selected Authors (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and two ENGL courses, 2000 level or above. An intensive study of a major author (sometimes two). Students will read a substantial body of the author’s work and will learn how that work was influenced by the social, political, and religious issues of the age. May be repeated for credit with permission of the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

ENGL 6110. American Poetry (3-0-3) A study of major poetic movements and figures in American literature. Students can expect an emphasis on poetic technique as well as content.

ENGL 6116. Ethnic American Writers (3-0-3) A study of the works of representative American writers from the following groups: African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Jewish Americans, and others.

ENGL 6115. Southern Literature (3-0-3) A study of the rich tradition of Southern literature, covering several regions in the South and reflecting regional differences.

ENGL 6120. Studies in Shakespeare (3-0-3) A study of a select group of Shakespeare’s plays. The instructor may exercise the option of focusing the course on a particular genre (e.g., tragedy, comedy, or history). Students will also become familiar with the tradition of critical response to the plays being studied.

ENGL 6170. Contemporary Literature (3-0-3) A study of British and American writers from 1945 to the present.

ENGL 7150. Professional Writing (3-0-3) Study of and practice with the kinds of writing tasks faced by administrators and other professionals in government, industry, social services, and education. The course will prepare students to analyze audiences; to state problems clearly; to write and edit letters, memoranda, proposals, reports, and instructions; and to design graphics.

ENGL 7899. Independent Study (3 hours) Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Directed study in advanced writing projects or literary studies.


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