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Basic Composition
ENG  0080 3.00 Credit Hours
For students with an English ACT score of 16 or less or a Writing Placement Exam (WPE) score which indicates a need for developmental composition. Students will write at least six major papers with special attention given to mechanics, grammar, syntax, paragraphing, and organization. No credit toward baccalaureate degree.
College Composition I (WI)
ENG  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to the principles of college-level writing and critical thinking. Students will write a number of essays for a variety of purposes and audiences. Successful completion of the course permits the student to enroll in ENG 102. Students demonstrating exceptional ability as indicated by Writing Placement scores may take ENG 111.
College Composition II (WI)
ENG  0102 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued development of writing skills. Emphasizes writing from sources. Initiation, development, and completion of a research paper. Prerequisite: ENG 101.
Adv College Composition (WI)
ENG  0111 3.00 Credit Hours
For students whose Writing Placement scores demonstrate exceptional proficiency. With a grade of 'C' or better in English 111, a student also automatically receives three hrs. credit for ENG 101, thereby satisfying the six hour composition requirement. Students receiving a 'D' in ENG 111 must take ENG 102.
Writing & Res English (WI)
ENG  0202 3.00 Credit Hours
A required gateway course for English B.A. and B.S.E. majors. An introduction to the aims and methods of writing and scholarship in the discipline. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Creative Writing (WI)
ENG  0216 3.00 Credit Hours
Writing of prose, poetry, and drama. A study of the writer's roles and technical approaches to literature in order to develop creative writing skills. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Introduction to Literature
ENG  0250 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to literary analysis and the major literary genres, including the examination of literary themes and techniques common in fiction, poetry, and drama. Prerequisite: ENG 101, or ENG 111. (Meets Area F.2 General Education requirement.)
World Literature I
ENG  0261 3.00 Credit Hours
Selected literature from the ancient world through the Renaissance, excluding British and American literature. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 111.
World Literature II
ENG  0262 3.00 Credit Hours
Selected literature from the Renaissance to the present, excluding British and American literature. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 111.
British Literature I
ENG  0271 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of British literature from its beginnings through the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 111.
British Literature II
ENG  0272 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of British literature from the Romantic Movement to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 111.
American Literature I
ENG  0281 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of American literature from its beginning to the Civil War. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 111.
American Literature II
ENG  0282 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 111.
Topics in English
ENG  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Studies in a variety of areas not covered in regular courses. Topic open. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 111.
Intro to English Linguistics
ENG  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
The scientific study of the English language, from ca. 1960 to the present, covering such topics as phonology, morphology, syntax, language acquisition, regional and social variation, and usage. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
The Short Story
ENG  0305 3.00 Credit Hours
An in-depth study of the short story with representative writers from throughout the world. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Film Perspectives
ENG  0307 3.00 Credit Hours
Study of film as a narrative medium, with emphasis on understanding the elements of film and analyzing films from a variety of perspectives. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Professional Writing (WI)
ENG  0310 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced course focused on the writing demands of professional occupations. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Adv. Professional Writing (WI)
ENG  0312 3.00 Credit Hours
Intended as a continuation of ENG 310, this course covers the types of on-demand writing done by professional and technical writers. The course includes job search and self-promotion strategies required of such writers. Emphasis is on writing with technology. Coursework will include writing for websites and other media, analyses of professional models, and compiling a professional writing portfolio. Prerequisite: ENG 310 or permission of instructor.
Technical Writing (WI)
ENG  0313 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced course focused on the practical demands of on-the-job writing, designed primarily for upper-level students preparing for careers in science, technology, or social science. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Advanced Essay Writing (WI)
ENG  0315 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced course in the principles of prose style, focusing on the academic essay. Recommended for all students, especially those entering the professions or aspiring to become writers. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Creative Writing: Poetry (WI)
ENG  0316 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced course in the writing of poetry, including analysis and emulation of professional models and workshop editing of original student writings. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111 and ENG 216 or permission of instructor.
Creative Writing: Fiction (WI)
ENG  0317 3.00 Credit Hours
An advanced course in the writing of fiction, including analysis and emulation of professional models and workshop editing of original student writings. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111 and ENG 216 or permission of instructor.
Tch Writing Mdl & Sec Sch (WI)
ENG  0319 3.00 Credit Hours
For prospective teachers of English. Composition theory and pedagogy. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Children's Literature (WI)
ENG  0325 3.00 Credit Hours
A reading, lecture, and observation course for elementary education students, including evaluation of children's literature, its historical development, and its uses in the elementary school. Does not count toward the English B.A. and secondary English B.S.E. majors. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Young Adult Literature (WI)
ENG  0330 3.00 Credit Hours
An extensive reading course for English education majors including evaluation of adolescent literature, some methodology for classroom use, and a major unit on minority literature. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Literary Paris
ENG  0333 3.00 Credit Hours
An examination of the historic role of Paris in literary production and of the literature produced in this city. Emphasis will be placed upon the city as a locus for the literary productions that shape American, British, and World literatures. Coursework will include a practical orientation to the city, an introduction to French culture, and an in-depth examination of some of those authors whose work was shaped by Parisian experiences. The course includes a mandatory trip to Paris. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. Co-Requisite: FREN 100 or previous French language experience as determined by the instructor.
Women's Literature
ENG  0335 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of the literary tradition of women authors writing in English. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Studies in World Literature
ENG  0361 3.00 Credit Hours
A course enabling concentrated study of carefully focused topics in world literature through critical reading and discussion of, and writing about, a range of world literary texts, primarily texts in translation. Content of any particular course offering to be determined by instructors' proposals, subject to review by the departmental World Literature Committee and approval by the departmental Curriculum Committee. May be retaken as different topics for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 111 and at least one of the following: ENG 202, 250, 261, 262, 271, 272, 281, 282, or 305.
Studies in British Literature
ENG  0371 3.00 Credit Hours
A course enabling concentrated study of carefully focused topics in British literature through critical reading and discussion of, and writing about, a range of British literary texts. Content of any particular course offering to be determined by instructors' proposals, subject to review by the departmental British Literature Committee and approval by the departmental Curriculum Committee. May be retaken as different topics for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 111 and at least one of the following: ENG 202, 250, 261, 262, 271, 272, 281, 282, or 305.
Studies in American Literature
ENG  0381 3.00 Credit Hours
A course enabling concentrated study of carefully focused topics in American literature through critical reading and discussion of, and writing about, a range of American literary texts. Content of any particular course offering to be determined by instructors' proposals, subject to review by the departmental American Literature Committee and approval by the departmental Curriculum Committee. May be retaken as different topics for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 111 and at least one of the following: ENG 202, 250, 261, 262, 271, 272, 281, 282, or 305.
History of English Language
ENG  0400 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of the ancestors of Modern English and the effect of other languages, peoples, and cultures upon the development of English. Phonology, morphology, syntax, and usage of the language throughout its history. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Shakespeare
ENG  0450 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of selected comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and poems. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG  0480 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of major schools of criticism and the major representatives of each school. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Internship in English
ENG  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Practical experience using writing skills in a professional environment. All internships must conform with MSSU institutional policy regarding the number of hours work per credit and contractual agreements with cooperating facility. Three-hour internships may be repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 111; Advanced standing with a GPA of 3.0, and approval of a departmental committee.
Senior Seminar (WI)
ENG  0495 3.00 Credit Hours
Intensive study of one or more literary authors, genres, and/or historical periods, culminating in a substantial research paper. Topic open. Prerequisite for English majors: Eng 202. For senior English majors or for others by permission of department head.
Advanced Topics in English
ENG  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
For advanced English majors or by permission of department head. Topic open. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111.
Independent Study
ENG  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individually directed study in selected areas for advanced English majors. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111; a GPA of 3.0 in English. Enrollment must be approved by adviser, department head, and school dean.