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ENG 95 Basic Writing II (3 credits)
Designed to develop writing skills. Focuses on the review of grammatical relationships, sentence patterns, punctuation, and usage, with concentration on writing expository paragraphs and essays. Students will have additional Academic Success Center requirements. Upon successful completion of the course, the student may move directly into ENG 101. (Formerly ENG 095, Effective Writing)

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ENG 101 Composition I (3 credits)
Critical reading and writing of the expository essay. Emphasizes pre-writing, strategies for organization, and revision.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 95 or ENG 103 or have satisfactory score in accuplacer, ACT or SAT placement tests for ENG 101 or ENG 107.

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ENG 102 Composition II (3 credits)
Continuation of English 101. Emphasizes writing from sources, argument, the investigative paper, and research techniques.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 or have satisfactory score in accuplacer, ACT or SAT placement tests for ENG 102.

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ENG 103 English Fundamentals for Technical Writing (3 credits)
Emphasizes the essentials of sentence structure, paragraph development, grammar, and punctuation. Class writing assignments apply these essentials to a variety of on-the-job related documents such as memos, letters, and reports. Course is recommended for students seeking certificates of achievement and meets the requirement for a 100-level English course. Upon successful completion of ENG 103, students may move directly into ENG 107 or ENG 101.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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ENG 107 Technical Communications I (3 credits)
Basic skills necessary for successful on-the-job communications including improved letter and report writing, persuasion, interviewing, process, mechanism description, and business and technical grammar.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 95 or ENG 103 or have satisfactory score in accuplacer, ACT or SAT placement tests for ENG 101 or ENG 107.

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ENG 108 Technical Communications II (3 credits)
Advanced letter and report writing techniques including proper word choice, tone, and structure. Business letters, memorandums, formal and informal reports, process, and mechanism descriptions.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 or ENG 107.

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ENG 203 Introduction to Literary Study (3 credits)
Introduction to the elements of fiction, poetry, and drama used in the analysis of literature. /[Humanities Course, meets general education requirement]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102.

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ENG 221 Writing Fiction (3 credits)
The writing of fiction in a workshop setting. Students are required to produce several works of short fiction. [Fine Arts Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101.

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ENG 223 Themes of Literature (3 credits)
Themes and ideas significant in literature. /[Humanities Course, meets general education requirement]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102.

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ENG 250 Introduction to Children's Literature (3 credits)
Study of outstanding children's books to promote ways in which the books can be used to enhance the lives and skills of children, teachers, and parents. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102.

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ENG 258 Shakespeare Theatre Festival (1 credits)
A tour to one of the summer festivals to view and study Shakespearean theatre in performance. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102.

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ENG 261 Introduction to Poetry (3 credits)
Study of a variety of poets and their techniques. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102.

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ENG 299 Special Topics in English (1-3 credits)
Consideration of special topics and issues in English. Selection will depend upon current interests and needs. No prerequisite.

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ENG 325 Advanced Literary Study (3 credits)
Designed for students who are familiar with basic elements of literature and who have some experience with literary interpretation. Students will examine the major critical approaches to literature and learn to apply these approaches. Students will read and analyze works of fiction, poetry, and drama; write several essays; and one longer paper. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 327 Composition III (3 credits)
A practicum in writing, this course provides instruction in all of the stylistic choices a writer makes to communicate, not only information, but the voice behind the information. Experimentation with sentence patterns, sentence length, word choice, word placement, and punctuation.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 329 Language Study (3 credits)
A consideration of language history, function, and use. Topics include the historical development of languages, language acquisition, descriptive grammar, language controversies, etc. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 and one of the following: ANTH 101 or SOC 101 or GEOG 106 or a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 333 Professional Communications (3 credits)
A course in applied rhetoric for students to develop the writing and communication skills they will need as professionals. The goal is to make strong writers with flexible analysis, writing, and oral communication skills.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 or ENG 108 with a grade of 'C-' or better.

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ENG 411B Principles of Modern Grammar (3 credits)
Principles of modern grammar and usage. Designed for students seeking certification in secondary English.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102.

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ENG 416C Special Problems in English (1-6 credits)
Workshops in language, literature, and composition. May be repeated up to two times. (Formerly ENG 429, Special Topics in English)

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ENG 418A Advanced English Reading Strategies (3 credits)
Designed for the secondary level pre-service education student and/or the actual practicing educator (at either the secondary or post-secondary levels). Its primary aim is to provide a theoretical and practical base for connecting effective reading strategies to the teacher's specific content area of instruction. These strategies will be specifically targeted to the secondary/ post-secondary levels of instruction. Students will be engaged in the effective design and implementation of reading into the delivery of their own content area. Topics to be explored include reading comprehension of expository and narrative texts (especially fiction and literature), developing life-long habits across the realm of reading, integrating reading across all of the language arts (speaking, listening, and writing) as well as across one's content area of instruction.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102.

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ENG 433A Shakespeare: Tragedies and Histories (3 credits)
An examination of some of Shakespeare's major tragedies and histories. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 449A British Literature I (3 credits)
Major authors and works in British literature from the beginning through the eighteenth century. The course includes reading and analysis of works of prose, poetry, and drama. This course fulfills the British literature requirement for secondary education majors. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 449B British Literature II (3 credits)
Reading and discussion of major British authors from the Romantic Movement to the present. This course fulfills the British literature requirement for secondary education certification in English. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 451A American Literature I (3 credits)
Major figures and movements from the beginnings of the Civil War. Fulfills the American literature requirement for secondary education certification in English. [Humanities Course]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 451B American Literature II (3 credits)
Major figures and movements from the Civil War to the present. Fulfills the American literature requirement for secondary certification in English. /[Humanities Course, meets general education requirement]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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ENG 497A Topics in Multi-Cultural Literature (3 credits)
Reading and analysis of works of fiction, non-fiction, and drama by Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and/or African American writers. This course fulfills the multi-cultural literature requirement for secondary education certification in English.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 and 102 and a 200 level literature course (ENG 203 or ENG 223 or ENG 231 or ENG 232 or ENG 250 or ENG 267 or ENG 275).

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