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ENGL 3126. Feature Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and ENGL 3155. This course instructs students to write effective non-fiction stories that would appear in newspapers, magazines, or online. The emphasis here will be on fact-based stories about people, places, and issues. To accomplish this, the course will develop skills in narration, characterization, and sensory details. All stories will be written for the purpose of being published in a campus or local publication. The craft of freelance writing will be explored.

ENGL 3128. Editorial and Opinion Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102. The purpose of this course is to give students experience in writing editorials (newspaper, magazine, online) and columns (political, humor, sports, lifestyle, arts, and business) for both print and online media. Discussion will also cover legal traps, campus newspaper columns, plagiarism, and research.

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

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 3158. Writing in the Workplace (3-0-3) 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. (Course fee required.)

ENGL 3171. Digital Rhetoric and Web Site Design (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. This is a course in digital rhetoric, XHTML, and CSS for undergraduate students with an interest in careers that demand a foundation and working knowledge of Web design. Students will use contemporary concepts of digital rhetoric from the course text and, among other resources, to analyze and design personal and professional Web sites. In turn, students will use Dreamweaver to edit XHTML and CSS code to implement their designs into usable, accessible, and rhetorically engaging Web projects. Throughout the course students will recurrently examine the tension among an author's purpose, audience expectations, and the constraints of text and technology.

ENGL 3172. Writing, Communities, and New Media (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with "C" or better. With this course, students who are on track to become professional writers will explore the world of online communities, since they are very likely to be writing in and for these groups of people. Students will gain understanding of why and how online communities form, how those groups function and change over time and by purpose, how those groups function in a distance-learning classroom setting, and what online communities mean to/for intellectual property and collaboration. Whether students teach or "deal" online, they will learn better and more progressive ways to interact with diverse online communities.

ENGL 3176. Print Design (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. This course is dedicated to the study of print design within the publishing industry. After addressing relevant subjects in electronic discourse and publishing, students will analyze the various methods of print design. The course will devote extensive attention to the principles and theories of design, followed by the process and practice of creating and publishing various types of technical documents. 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 5149. Grant Writing (3-0-3) Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENGL 2157 and with a "C" or better. This course will examine the topics and strategies in grant writing. After addressing relevant subjects in the principles of grants, the course will analyze the various methods of research used to find funding. The course is specifically designed to prepare students with the skills critical for the writing of grant proposals. Accordingly, a variety of grant proposals will be studied. The course will consider the ethical elements of funding. Because grant writing is so often a group effort, the course will devote extensive attention to collaborative writing.

ENGL 5155. Theories of Rhetoric (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2157. 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 5167. English Grammar (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.