ENGL 2157. Writing for the English Major (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. In this advanced writing course for English majors, students will analyze prose style and structure to help them develop their own skills in composing expository prose, and they will write 4-6 papers, totaling at least 25 graded pages. At least two of the essays should be analytical, requiring close reading of a text; at least one paper should require research and documentation; and two essays may require students to employ personal narrative. Students will be encouraged to approach writing as a way to think about and communicate ideas to others; to develop an awareness of the self as a thinker; to develop a sense of voice; to write persuasively; and to understand the rhetorical contexts for writing by establishing the writer.
ENGL 2158. Advanced Writing for the Non-English Major (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a C or better. This course is dedicated to the development of writing skills, allowing non-English majors to express themselves through coherent written communication. In particular, the course will explore narrative, expository, analytical, and persuasive prose at a level beyond freshman composition. Such explorations will build a foundation for more specific tasks found within non-English curricula. This course will involve research using the APA style guide.