English Course Descriptions
ENG 201 Intro to Literary Analysis
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of literary study, including critical terms, focusing on contemporary world literature, with equal proportions of Western and non-Western work. Students will discuss fiction, poetry and drama by internationally known authors. GeneralEducation: Literature. (effective by 2009)
ENG 202 Creative Writing I
This course provides a workshop environment that combines creative writing and criticism. Students work in the three major genres: poetry, fiction and drama. Selections of students' work are offered to our literary journal, "Prairie Winds", and to the Agnes Hyde Writing Contest. (effective by 2009)
ENG 205 British Literature I
The first of two surveys concentrating on poetry, drama and fiction from the British Isles, ENG 205 begins with poetry written in Old English and extends through the 18th century. General Education: Literature (effective by 2009)
ENG 206 British Literature II
The second of two surveys on poetry, drama and fiction from the British Isles, ENG 206 begins with the Romantics and extends through the contemporary period. General Education: Literature (effective by 2009)
ENG 223 American Literature
This historical survey of the prose and poetry of America covers the Puritan era to modern authors, concentrating on major works and authors.
ENG 226 Literature of European Civilization
This course provides a historical survey of the prose and poetry of Western Europe, from biblical texts and the literature of the ancient Greeks and Romans to the present day, concentrating on major works and authors. General Education: Effective Expression - Literary Analysis
ENG 230 Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Literature considers canonical and contemporary examples of fiction written for readers in grades 6-12. Students will focus most of their attention on analyzing young adult literature as literature, but will also consider pedagogic and craft-study approaches. Thus, the course benefits literature, creative writing, and education students in their preparation as scholars, readers, writers, and a teachers of young adult literature.
ENG 312 Scholarly Research/Writing
This course concentrates on the conception and execution of an extended research project. This course prepares students for upper-level college writing and professional writing outside the college environment. Prerequisite: ENG 111. General Education: Written Communication (Prior to Fall 2009)
ENG 313 Great Plains Literature
Students will discover a variety of literature about the Great Plains, including the Dakotas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa, with an emphasis on how this literature is both regional and universal in scope. This literature includes fiction and nonfiction works by regional writers. General Education: Literature (Prior to Fall 2009)
ENG 314 American Multiethnic Literature
Focusing on the cultural diversity in American literature, students will experience readings in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American and Native American literature, among others. General Education: Literature, Cultural Awareness (effective by 2009) General Education: Effective Expression - Literary Analysis
ENG 315 Women Writers
This course examines the development of 20th century women's novels and stories by exploring the various roles that women assign their characters. The focus of this course is how women writers represent individual identity in balance with defining women's identity as mothers, daughters, orphans, wives and lovers. This course includes avariety of works in English (British, Irish, American and Canadian) by women writers and introduces critical approaches to interpreting works by women writers. General Education: Literature (effective by 2009)
ENG 323 Shakespeare
Introducing the life and works of Shakespeare, this course concentrates on the plays, emphasizing the development of central themes, the use of different genres, the decisions involved in production and the cultural background of the Renaissance. General Education: Literature (Prior to Fall 2009)
ENG 327 English Methods
This course prepares students intending to teach English in secondary schools. Students will develop ideas for lessons, practice presentations and units in language, literature and composition. Prerequisites: EDU 201 and SPD 206 Corequisites: EDU 300 and EDU 330
ENG 342 English Grammar
This course reviews grammatical principles used in writing. It is useful for students intending to teach or improve their language skills.
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