ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 19, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Engineering

  
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    ENGR 389 - Cooperative Education


    See Cooperative Education program.

    Credits: (3, R9)

Engineering Technology

  
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    ET 101 - Introduction to Computer Graphics and Animation


    Fundamentals of computer graphics and animation; two, three and four dimensional computer graphics; engineered product layout and marketing; image and object types. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 132 - Engineering Graphics


    Forms of industrial drawing; orthographic and pictorial projections, sketching and basic drawing board procedures. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 141 - Engineering Materials and Processes


    Fundamentals of industrial materials, their mechanical, physical, and chemical nature as related to manufacturing processes. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 151 - Computer Graphics for Documentation and Layout


    An introduction to reverse engineering as applied to systems; geometric dimensioning and tolerances, codes and symbols; two-dimensional projects related to engineered systems documentation and layout. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: ET 132.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 231 - 3-D Computer Modeling


    Exposure to the broad spectrum of automated graphics and computer-aided design. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 132.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 232 - Statics and Strength of Materials


    Study of forces and the effect of forces acting on static bodies, including the stresses and deflections or deformations from applied loads.  2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: MATH 145 or 146; MATH 140; PHYS 130.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 331 - Quality Systems


    Techniques for monitoring and assuring quality.  2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 141 and MATH 170; or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 335 - Occupational Safety Standards


    Standards and practices for industrial and educational safety related to local, state, and federal safety regulations.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 336 - Environmental Instrumentation


    Basic instrumentation techniques used to measure industrial safety and health hazards. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 335.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 337 - Management of Safety Systems


    Comprehensive, organized management approach for identifying, measuring, and reducing operational errors leading to accidents.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 335.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 338 - Fire Control and Compliance Management


    Emergency planning, compliance with standards, recognition of fire hazards, implementation of controls, and extinguishing agents and methods.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    COREQ: 335.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 341 - CAM Systems


    Manufacture of 2D and 3D parts utilizing computer-aided manufacturing equipment and software. Conversion of CAD designs into numerical control programs for milling and turning. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 231, 242, and MATH 146.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 349 - Rapid Tooling and Prototyping


    Prototyping methods and rapid tooling practices for product fabrication. Emphasis on computer methods, 3D prototyping, CNC machining and tooling systems. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: PHYS 130, MATH 144 or 145 or 146, ET 231.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 351 - Engineering Analysis


    Emphasis on real world application of engineering derivatives, integrations, rates of change, limits, functions, trigonometric functions, and problem solving methodology. Utilization of Microsoft Excel and Matlab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 132, 141, MATH 140, MATH 170, PHYS 130.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 362 - Engineering Logistics


    A study of various aspects of logistics and industrial distribution in the engineering domain.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 132, 141, MATH 170.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 389 - Cooperative Education


    See Cooperative Education Program.

    Credits: (1-3, R9)
  
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    ET 410 - Advanced 3D Computer Modeling and Rapid Prototyping


    Intermediate to advanced constraint-based parametric computer modeling applied to mechanical/ industrial design components and mechanisms. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: ET 231.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 420 - Polymer Technology


    Industrial fabrication techniques; topics in polymer science and mold construction. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 141 and CHEM 139.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 421 - Ergonomics


    Theories and applications of ergonomic principles for the workplace. Topics include ergonomic tools, standards, guidelines, training programs, case studies, work-site analysis common occupational injuries.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 422 - Advanced Polymer Technology


    Theory and application of molding processes; emphasis on thermoplastic and thermoset injection; topics in polymer science and microprocessing.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 423 - Fluid Systems


    Basic fluid mechanics; hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in industrial manufacturing processes. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: MATH 144 or 145 or 146, PHYS 130.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 425 - Metrology and Reverse Engineering


    Dimensional metrology, coordinate measuring machine, GD&T, engineering drawing interpretation, and fundamental technologies that enable the various forms of rapid prototyping. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: MATH 144 or 145 or 146; ET 231, 331, 349.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 434 - Plant Layout


    Problem analyses and design of plant facilities; plant layout, material flow, and handling; physical storage systems.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Technology major and senior standing.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 435 - Technology and Civilization


    The interdependence of society and technology; modern industrial processes; use of energy and material resources; pollution; population explosion; food supplies.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 436 - Engineering Economic Analysis


    The study of economics as applied to engineering decision making.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: MATH 145 or 146; Engineering Technology student junior standing.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 441 - Power Transmission Systems


    The study of hydrostatic fluid power components and systems specifically focused on industrial and manufacturing applications. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 232, 351.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 449 - Advanced Rapid Tooling and Prototyping


    Advance prototyping methods and rapid tooling practices for product design and fabrication. Advanced machining, tooling, and metrology will be covered. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 349.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 461 - Engineering Project Management


    Engineering project management is a technique for accomplishing specialized missions or work when normal organizational structure or methods are not sufficient. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Engineering Technology major and junior standing.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 470 - AIDC for the Enterprise


    A study of methods and systems used to automate data collection and the identification of physical objects. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: ECET 301 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 472 - Integrated Control Systems


    Electronic sensing, logic, and control functions applied to automated systems. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: ECET 301; MATH 140.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 478 - Integrated Systems Project


    Organizing, planning, and implementing a project using acceptable industrial techniques culminating in a formal written report and oral presentation. 1 Lecture, 4 Lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    461 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 480 - Independent Study


    Independent study in industrial, technical, or vocational education; project required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of adviser and instructor.

    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ET 493 - Special Topics


    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ET 495 - Engineering Technology Seminar


    Trends, issues, and selected topics pertinent to current operations and practices.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Engineering technology major and senior standing. Seminar.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 510 - Advanced Parametric Model. and Prototyping


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 521 - Ergonomics


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 522 - Advanced Polymer Technology


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 524 - Facilities Management and Maintenance


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 534 - Facilities Layout


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 536 - Engineering Economic Analysis


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 570 - Telecommunications and Networking Systems


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 575 - Systems Integration and Management


      

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 593 - Topics in Engineering Tech.


    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ET 603 - Applied Research Methods and Experimental Design


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 641 - Quality Assurance


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 642 - Automation Systems


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 644 - Data Acquisitions, Systems Control and Biometrics


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 648 - Manufacturing Research and Analysis


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ET 680 - Independent Study


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ET 688 - Directed Project


    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ET 695 - Seminar in Engineering Technology


    Credits: (1-3, R3)
  
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    ET 699 - Thesis


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ET 779 - Continuing Applied Research


    Credits: (1, R10)
  
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    ET 799 - Continuing Research—Thesis Option


    Credits: (2, R24)

English

  
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    ENGL 101 - Composition I


    First year composition. Approaches composition as a process and product. Emphasis on writing as a tool for reading, thinking, and communicating. (C1) Note: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 must be taken and passed in sequence.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 102 - Composition II


    Second year composition. Builds on rhetorical activities developed in ENGL 101, with more demanding emphasis on research methods and projects.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Note: ENGL 101. (C1)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 131 - Academic English for Non-native Speakers (3)


    Helps students develop strategies in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in academic English settings.  Limited to non-native speakers at an intermediate level or above.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 132 - American English for Non-Native Speakers II


    A specialized writing and mechanic skills class providing further preparation for composition courses. Exceptional performance and satisfaction of other criteria may result in waiver of 101.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 190 - Freshman Seminar in Literature


    Reading and writing about literature, with emphasis on human experience and values.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 191 - Freshman Seminar in Creative Writing


    Allows students to explore, practice, and discuss their creative writing, with emphasis on one or more of the following: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 192 - First Year Seminar in Motion Picture Studies


    Reading and writing about motion pictures, with an emphasis on critical viewing practices. The final project will be a student-run film festival. 

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 200 - Introduction to the English Major


    This one-hour course provides an opportunity to introduce students to the major.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    ENGL 204 - The Literature of Culture


    The study of a variety of nonwestern cultures through their literature. Emphasis on such issues as religion, gender and family, economics, and social organization. (P6)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 205 - Introduction to Language


    An examination of the structure and sound system of language and its impact on human behavior at the individual and group level.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 206 - Literature of Place


    Liberal studies of literature of place, focusing on one general locations—such as Appalachia, South, West—or pairing of related places, such as urban-suburban. (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 207 - Popular Literature and Culture


    Examines various popular literary genres, including gothic, popular romances, mysteries, westerns, science-fiction and fantasy, children’s literature, film, television, and the Internet. (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 209 - Past Times: Literature and History


    Focuses upon the relationship between literature of the past and historical events, historical documents, and the events and texts of our time. (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 220 - Introduction to Writing Fellows


    Practical and effective strategies for helping student writers revise their work, focus on the writing process (including one’s own process), and examine writing conventions across disciplines.

     

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Obtain permission from Associate Director of University Writing Center.
    COREQ: Twenty-five (25) hours of actual tutoring time.

    Credits: (1)

  
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    ENGL 221 - Advanced Leadership and Development for Writing Fellows (1)


    Develop rhetorical skills and tutorial practice; research writing center and composition theory; reflect on own tutoring practice. For experienced tutors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: ENGL 220 or equivalent tutoring experience. Obtain permission from Associate Director of University Writing Center.
    COREQ: Twenty-five (25) hours of actual tutoring time.

     

    Credits: (1)

  
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    ENGL 231 - The Interpretation of Literature


    An introduction to the close reading of poetry, fiction, and drama, emphasizing theme, structure and form, figurative language, and style. Introduction to major critical approaches.  (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 232 - Introduction to Mythology


    The basic Greek and Roman myths: their origins, their manifestations in the great classical epics, and their variations in the works of later authors. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 240 - Research, Literary Criticism & British Literature


    Survey of British literature with a particular emphasis on learning research skills as well as how to incorporate outside sources and literary criticism into writing.

    Credits: (3).
  
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    ENGL 241 - Formalism & American Literature


    Survey of American literature with a particular emphasis on formalism, the technical vocabulary used in literary study and the skill of close reading.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 242 - Cultural Studies & Non-Western World Literature


    Survey of non-western world literature with a particular emphasis on the role that culture plays in textual production.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 278 - Introduction to Film Studies


    An introduction to the study of film as a means of artistic expression and as a mirror of cultural values in the twentieth century. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 290 - Literature and the Sacred


    Themes, images, and concepts of the Sacred in literature such as the Bible, myths of origin, Native American sacred stories, or Metaphysical poetry.  (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 300 - Foundation Composition


    Intensive practice of composition in all its aspects from invention to final polish. Required of undergraduates who receive two Composition Condition marks.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 302 - Introduction to Creative Writing and Editing


    Career opportunities and practices in creative writing genres; editing and preparation of creative manuscripts for publication. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: 3
  
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    ENGL 303 - Introduction to Professional Writing and Editing


    Career opportunities, practices and skills in professional writing, editing, and conventional and electronic publication. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 304 - Writing for Electronic Environments


    A course that teaches clear and coherent writing in electronic environments, including multimedia publication, Web page and document design, and computer documentation, instructions, and manuals. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 305 - Technical Writing


    Writing and editing technical manuals and reports; layout and production of technical document with practice in computer applications. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 306 - Nonfiction Writing


    Writing and editing nonfiction for academic and commercial publications; specialized audience analysis; preparation of manuscripts for presentation at professional conferences. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 307 - Professional Editing and Publishing


    Advanced practicum in student’s chosen area in professional writing; editing practices and production; copyright and libel law. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 101 and 102.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 308 - Fiction Writing


    Study and practice of technique and form in fiction writing; workshop discussion of students’ stories and assigned exercises; original work and revision. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 309 - Poetry Writing


    Study and practice of technique and form in poetry writing, emphasizing traditional as well as free verse; analysis of contemporary poetry; students’ poetry read for class criticism. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 312 - Grammar for Teachers


    The grammar of standard American English. For students who wish to pursue careers in teaching English and language arts. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 313 - Authoring Multimedia


    Applying the principles of clear professional writing to the creation of multimedia communications that incorporate text, art, audio, and video. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ENGL 319 - The Teaching of Grammar


    Strategies for and application of the concepts of grammar and language in the teaching of English. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 312.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 322 - Writing the Series


    A concentrated seminar/workshop in writing for episodic television.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 310 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 323 - Writing the Pilot


    A concentrated seminar/workshop in writing the pilot episode for a television drama.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 310, 322 and permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 331 - Literary Theory


    Study of literary theory’s most compelling issues and current schools of thought: Deconstruction, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, New Historicism, Marxism, Race and Ethnicity, Post-colonial, Ecocriticism. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 333 - Introduction to Shakespeare


    General survey of Shakespeare’s life, times, and most popular plays.  (Literature majors should take 431, Shakespeare and His Age.)  (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours). (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 350 - The Renaissance


    Examines the Renaissance: the rise of religious debate, print culture, humanist philosophies, voyages of discovery, and the effect these had on art and literature. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours). (P4)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 101 and 102.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 351 - The Beats, Radicals, and Avant-Garde Literature


    An examination of the literature of the Beat movement and other radical, avant-garde, and protest movements to determine how disenfranchised groups change cultural perceptions. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours). (P4)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 101 and 102.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 352 - The Journey in Literature


    Examines literature with the journey as its focal point, both in short pieces like poems and short stories as well as in longer, epic works. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours). (P4)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 101 and 102.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 353 - Stories Retold


    This course focuses on novels, plays, poems, and films that are contemporary retellings of canonical works.  Narratives are retold from the perspectives of marginalized characters.  (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 364 - Southern Literature


    A survey of the literature of the South from its beginnings to the present with particular emphasis on cultural and historical themes of the region. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours). (P4)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 365 - African-American Writings


    A survey of writings by African-American authors, from the earliest slave narratives through contemporary fiction and nonfiction. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours).

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ENGL 366 - Literature of American Immigration


    Examines the literature by and about US immigrants or their descendents. (Closed to freshmen 0-24 hours). (P6)

    Credits: (3)
 

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