English Courses

Undergraduate

ENG 090 College Preparatory Writing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Emphasizes critical thinking as students explore writing for specific purposes and audiences. Enables the student to develop skills required for college-level writing while reviewing sentence and paragraph structure and focusing on essay development.

ENG 101 Communication Arts I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

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ENG 101 Communication Arts I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

A course designed to provide students with the reading, writing and critical thinking skills necessary to produce effective college-level expository writing. Call for syllabus.

ENG 101 Communication Arts I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

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ENG 102 Communication Arts II

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

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ENG 102 Communication Arts II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Emphasis is on source-based writing designed to develop critical reading, thinking, and writing. A series of written assignments, including a fully documented paper, and an oral presentation are required. Call for syllabus.

ENG 102 Communication Arts II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Emphasis is on source-based writing designed to develop critical reading, thinking, and writing. A series of written assignments, including a fully documented paper, and an oral presentation are required.

ENG 203 Major Themes in Literature

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Call for syllabus. This course is designed to expose students to a variety of literatures and to develop critical and effective thinking, reading, and writing skills. In this course, students will read literature from three major genres: poetry, short stories, and drama. The students will learn basic literary terms and different approaches to literature. Students will come to understand that major human concerns are depicted by literature across time and cultures. There will be units on the following themes: family, men and women, fear and loss, freedom and responsibility, and quest.

ENG 203 Major Themes in Literature

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is designed to expose students to a variety of literatures and to develop critical and effective thinking, reading, and writing skills. In this course, students will read literature from three major genres: poetry, short stories, and drama. The students will learn basic literary terms and different approaches to literature. Students will come to understand that major human concerns are depicted by literature across time and cultures. There will be units on the following themes: family, men and women, fear and loss, freedom and responsibility, and quest.

ENG 210 The Study of Literature

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course covers fundamental literary terms and concepts. Focus on close analysis of texts: tone, symbolism, figurative language, speaker, diction, and syntax. Introduction to literary theories. Mechanics of incorporating primary and secondary sources using MLA style. Development of analytical reading and writing skills.

ENG 210 The Study of Literature

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course covers fundamental literary terms and concepts. There will be a focus on close analysis of texts: tone, symbolism, figurative language, speaker, diction, and syntax, among others. The student will be introduced to literary theories. The student will learn the mechanics of incorporating primary and secondary sources using MLA style and develop analytical reading and writing skills.

ENG 227 Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Students write and read poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama, develop aesthetic standards, and evaluate their writing and that of their classmates. Course emphasizes the writing process, including strategies for invention and revision, and as an option for potential teachers, integrates ideas for teaching creative writing.

ENG 259 Development of Vocabulary

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is designed to increase the student's vocabulary through a systematic word-building approach. The emphasis is on learning word families through the study of basis, prefixes, and suffixes derived from the Greek and Latin languages. During this course, the students will study bases, prefixes, and suffixes derived from the Latin and Greek languages. A thorough grasp of the units from which complex words are formed is crucial if we want to be able to understand and use sophisticated discourse. This course is especially valuable for students who plan to take graduate school entrance exams.

ENG 259 Development of Vocabulary

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is designed to increase the student’s vocabulary through a systematic word-building approach. The emphasis is on learning word families through the study of bases, prefixes, and suffixes derived from the Greek and Latin languages.

ENG 279 The Prison Memoir

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

The Prison Memoir is designed to help students explore and understand how well-crafted memoirs written about prisons and the incarcerated life are a significant contribution to literature and the story of humanity. In addition to reading prison memoirs and excerpts written by men and women from diverse cultures, situations, and perspectives, students will study the craft of memoir as a creative writing genre with its own challenges and problems, and will also begin the process of writing their own memoir. Although this course will have special appeal to prisoners, it is open to any student who wishes to understand the incarcerated life as told by those who have lived it, or are still living it.

ENG 279 Women and Memoir

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Women and Memoir is designed to help students explore and understand the recent explosion of women’s memoir as a significant contribution not only to literature but also to the story of humanity and its treasure house of collective wisdom. Memoir is significantly different than autobiography; rather than focusing on an entire life, memoir focuses on a certain slice of the author’s life that significantly shaped her as a person. In addition to reading diverse woman-authored memoirs and excerpts, students will study the craft of memoir as a creative writing genre with its own challenges and problems, and will begin the process of writing their own memoir in order to tell their own unique and diverse stories. Although this course will have special appeal for women, it is open to any student.

ENG 279 Women and Memoir

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Women and Memoir is designed to help students explore and understand the recent explosion of women's memoir as a significant contribution not only to literature but also to the story of humanity and its treasure house of collective wisdom. Memoir is significantly different than autobiography; rather than focusing on an entire life, memoir focuses on a certain slice of the author's life that significantly shaped him or her as a person. In addition to reading diverse woman-authored memoirs and excerpts, students will study the craft of memoir as a creative writing genre with its own challenges and problems, and will begin the process of writing their own memoir in order to tell their own unique and diverse stories. Although this course will have special appeal for women, it is open to any student.

ENG 309 English Literature I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is designed to give students an overview of English Literature from Beowulf to the transition writers.

ENG 309 English Literature I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is designed to give students an overview of English Literature from Beowulf to the transition writers.

ENG 310 English Literature: Romantics to Modern Period

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

In this survey of British literature, we’ll cover roughly the years 1790-1940, a rich and varied century-and-a-half of British literature and history. You’ll become acquainted with (1) the major literary themes and the trends in the dominant genres of the periods we examine, and (2) the most widely studied authors.

ENG 311 World Literature I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course will focus on selected works of Literature from the ancient authors to 1700.

ENG 311 World Literature I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course will focus on selected works of Literature from the ancient authors to 1700.

ENG 326 Poetry Workshop I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course will teach students to develop their craft and creativity in the genre of poetry. Students submit original poems weekly, read selected works of contemporary, published poetry, read and respond to professor critiques of their poetry submissions. Students submit revised work in a final portfolio of at least 15 pages and a 4 page analysis and reflection on their revision strategies specific to the portfolio.

ENG 328 Nonfiction Workshop I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course covers techniques in nonfiction writing encompassing a variety of styles, forms, and topics, encouraging exploration of the genre’s innumerable possibilities while developing the student’s personal and critical theories of writing.

ENG 350 20th and 21st Century British and Anglophone Literature

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

In this survey of British and Anglophone literature, we’ll cover roughly the years 1940 to today, a rich and varied period of British and Commonwealth literature and history. You’ll become acquainted with (1) the major literary themes and the trends in the dominant genres of the periods we examine, and (2) some of the most widely regarded authors.

ENG 355 The Novel

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course will focus on a great many works from the eighteenth century to the present, and it is intended to familiarize the student with the various authors who represent (in part) the canon of the novel.

ENG 358 The Bible as Literature

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course analyzes the Bible as literature, examines the use of biblical motifs, imagery, and themes in post-biblical texts, and explores the First Amendment challenges confronting those who plan to teach Bible-as-literature courses in the public schools.

ENG 359 Mythology

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

An in-depth study of classical mythology to familiarize students with the principal classical allusions encountered in Western imaginative literature.

ENG 359 Mythology

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course will focus on selected works of Literature from the ancient authors to 1700. Students will read selected works from the literary canon of World literature from ancient authors to the period around 1700 CE. Since literature and history mirror and reinforce each other, I strongly encourage that students familiarize themselves with the historical context of each period and author by reading the introductions to each work studied.

ENG 363 Advanced Composition

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Advanced Composition emphasizes techniques of effective writing for a variety of purposes. Includes a unit on writing for the World Wide Web.

ENG 365 Ethnic and Minority Literature

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is a study of the literature of Native American, African-American, Chicano, and other American ethnic and minority groups. Prerequisite: ENG 210 The Study of Literature.

ENG 379 Topics in Science Fiction

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Offered periodically to meet student special interests in the field.

ENG 379 Topics in Utopia and Dystopia

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Offered periodically to meet student special interests in the field.

ENG 385 Women and Literature

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is designed as a survey of literature written by women beginning with Old English, ending with current female writers. The course focuses on the western tradition, and introduces students to feminist literary criticism. Students will use the independent reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to produce effective, analytical, college-level, expository writing about Women's Literature. Fortunately, the independent study provides individualized, one-on-one instruction for your unique set of interests and skills.

ENG 394 American Literature I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Pre-Columbian to 1865 survey of American literature from its native and colonial beginnings through the mid-nineteenth century.

ENG 395 American Literature II

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Survey of American literature from 1865 to the present. Thematic emphases include the development of African American, Native American, and feminist literary traditions; industrialization, urbanization, and the closing of the frontier; realism, naturalism, and modernism; the Lost Generation; and the 60s and postmodernism.

ENG 403 Shakespeare

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

An advanced study of selected plays of William Shakespeare. The course will include an offering of the comedies, tragedies, and one history. Additionally, the course will focus on Shakespeare’s progression as a playwright, regarding the development of language, structure, and themes. Emphasis will be placed on analysis, literary interpretation, Elizabethan/Jacobean world-view, and close reading. We will study the following plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest.

ENG 403 Shakespeare

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

An advanced study of selected plays of William Shakespeare. The course will include an offering of the comedies, tragedies, and one history. Additionally, the course will focus on Shakespeare’s progression as a playwright, regarding the development of language, structure, and themes. Emphasis will be placed on analysis, literary interpretation, Elizabethan/Jacobean world-view, and close reading. We will study the following plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest.

ENG 407 Chaucer

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course concentrates mainly on the Canterbury Tales, but covers other major works as time permits. The course will start with a short overview of the history, social structure, and religious concerns of Chaucer’s time. The student will read the “General Prologue,” the “Knight’s Tale,” the “Miller’s Tale,” the “Reeve’s Tale,” the “Man of law’s Tale,” the “Franklyn’s Tale,” the “Merchant’s Tale,” the “Second Nun’s Tale,” the “Clerk’s Tale,” the “Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale,” the “Prioresses’ Tale,” the “Friar’s Tale,” the “Summoner’s Tale,” the “Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale,” the Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” the prologue to the “Parson’s Tale,” and Chaucer’s “Retractions.”

ENG 407 Chaucer

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course concentrates mainly on the Canterbury Tales, but covers other major works as time permits. The course will start with a short overview of the history, social structure, and religious concerns of Chaucer’s time. The student will read the “General Prologue,” the “Knight’s Tale,” the “Miller’s Tale,” the “Reeve’s Tale,” the “Man of law’s Tale,” the “Franklyn’s Tale,” the “Merchant’s Tale,” the “Second Nun’s Tale,” the “Clerk’s Tale,” the “Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale,” the “Prioresses’ Tale,” the “Friar’s Tale,” the “Summoner’s Tale,” the “Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale,” the Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” the prologue to the “Parson’s Tale,” and Chaucer’s “Retractions.”

ENG 443 20th Century American Novel

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Selected American novelists from 1900 to the end of the 20th century.

ENG 458 Reading Poetry

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

A study of poetry from ancient to contemporary with an emphasis on form and technique.

ENG 480 Contemporary Literary Theory

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Study of the developments of literary-critical theory and practice from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Some emphasis on important earlier theories as they relate to contemporary developments.

ENG 490 Studies in Major Authors

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Study of major authors in fiction, dramatic literature, and poetry. Author(s) will be selected by instructor. This section of the course focuses on Herman Melville.