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Course Descriptions for the English Studies & Communications Skills Department

English  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

ENGL2540 - Study Of Language
Spring 2014

This course examines spoken language from a formal, scientific perspective. The major concerns are the interrelated systems that comprise language, namely the phonetic, phonological, morphological, and semantic systems. Also studied are the regional, historical, and social variations of language. Primary attention is given to the English language, though examples of systems in other languages are also analyzed, as are the constraints of social situations and attitudes toward language and language instruction.
Prerequisite: COSK1221
3 Credits

ENGL3010 - Modern Engl Grammar & Editing
Spring 2014

This course is designed to integrate the study of the structure of English with work on grammar and mechanics. The course incorporates traditional, structural, and transformational theories of grammar so as to help students to better understand their language intuitions and instincts through a variety of ways of understanding and explaining English grammar and usage. The course avoids role learning and engages students in analytical thinking; it encourages learning concepts through prototypical cases and applying these cases to the analysis of the usual and exceptional. The course emphasizes an understanding sentence patterns, word forms and functions, style and meaning, grammatical terminology, and usage and correctness. It is strongly recommended that Education and Communication majors take ENGL2540(The Study of Language) before taking this course. 3 credits
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225 and any ELIT course
3 Credits

ENGL3020 - Creative Writing
Spring 2014

This course introduces college students to creative writing. In a workshop setting, students are asked to produce original pieces of poetry, short fiction, and drama. Students will critique their own and peers' pieces, use revision and editing techniques, share their pieces in small and large group, and discuss ways in which creative writing may be taught and shared with others. Additionally, students will submit at least one piece for publication. This course is unusual in its emphases both on oral performance in all three genres and on effective reading of others' writings as a source for original work.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225 and any ELIT course
3 Credits

ENGL3025 - Technical Writing
Spring 2014

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3 Credits

ENGL3030 - Teach Eng/Comm In Sec School
Spring 2014

This course (Teaching English and Communication in the Secondary School) prepares the prospective teacher of English and communication to face the theoretical and practical challenges of the profession. The course enables teacher candidates to clarify and articulate their own teaching philosophies and practices through reading, discussing, and reflecting on some of the major contributions to the nature of instruction in and evaluation of adolescent and classic literature, composition, grammar, and media studies. Some attention is given to the links between theory and classroom materials.
Prerequisites: ELIT1040, ELIT1050, ELIT1060 (EN244 or EN250 or EN257 and permission of Department Head)
3 Credits

ENGL3040 - Technical Editing
Spring 2014

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3 Credits

ENGL3110 - History Of English Language
Spring 2014

This course introduces the study of historical linguistics and examines the history of the English language from its birth in the fifth and sixth centuries to its present position as a world language. Students study phonetic changes, vocabulary growth and changes, and syntactic variations. Students identify and distinguish among the languages and cultures of Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English. Also, students study the social, political, and technological histories of English-speaking peoples, and invasions and cultural movements that shape the development of English. Historical changes in the development of the English language will be illustrated with literary and cultural texts.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225 and any ELIT course.
3 Credits

ENGL3500 - Study Of Rhetoric
Spring 2014

This course explores the nature and place of discourse, especially persuasive discourse, in society and in history. Much attention is given to classical, modern, and contemporary rhetorical systems; to the mutual influence of rhetoric and other academic disciplines; and to the relationship of rhetoric, communication, and various media. Also considered are rhetorical criticism, audience-text-writer constraints, and how these constraints interact to make meaning.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225 and any ELIT course
3 Credits

ENGL4000 - The Teaching Of Writing
Spring 2014

This course explores theories and central issues surrounding the performance and teaching of writing. Studens examine connections among composition theories, practices in teaching writing, and the role of personal experience in writing. The emphasis is on developing a theoretical understanding of how people write, but pragmatic issues also receive attention. The course addresses the following questions: Why do we write? How do we learn to write? What writing processes do we or could we use? What theories or values are embedded in our conceptualizations of how people learn to write and in our definitions of the writing process? What kinds of environments foster the learning writing?
Prerequisite: 60 credits
3 Credits

ENGL4100 - Professionalism In Tchng Engl
Spring 2014

Professionalism in the Teaching of English provides student teachers with the opportunity to reflect on their experiences during the student-teaching internship in order to grow as a professional educator. During the course, interns will record and analyze their experiences in the internship and will reflect critically on a variety of factors that impact their own performance as teachers.
3 Credits

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