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ENGL 1300:    Introduction to College Writing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to the principles and skills of college composition.  Credit for this course does not count toward the UHV Core but may be used as a lower-division elective.  May not be taken for credit after successful completion of ENGL 1301.

ENGL 1301:    Composition I 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in Reading and Writing or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1300.
Composition course providing instruction in the writing and analysis of expository prose;
emphasis on rhetorical principles and basic organizational modes.   

ENGL 1302:     Composition II 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301 and TSI complete in Reading and Writing
Continued Development of writing skills acquired in English 1301 and development of
critical thinking skills in argumentation, analysis and interpretation of various types of literature. 

ENGL 2312:    Introduction to Cultural Studies

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301 and 1302
This course introduces students to concepts in Cultural Studies through a variety of critical perspectives for approaching and analyzing cultural texts and phenomena.

ENGL 2313:    Introduction to Creative Writing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301 and 1302
An introduction to writing and critiquing works of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. Required for all Creative Writing majors.   

ENGL 2332:     World Literature I 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302 and TSI complete in Reading and Writing
Survey and study of world literature from its beginnings in ancient civilization to the 17th century European Renaissance era.

ENGL 2333:     World Literature II

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302
Survey and study of world literature from the European Renaissance era to the Modern era.

ENGL 3310:    Introduction to the Study of Language

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301.
Study of English language including attitudes, terminology, phonology, morpho-syntactic and lexical structures. 

ENGL 3311:    Shakespeare

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of selected works of Shakespeare.  Crosslisted with DRAM 3311.(Formerly LIT 3311)

ENGL 3312:    Grammar and Rhetoric

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Study of the structure of English and rhetorical strategies for writing. 

ENGL3313:    Poetry and Poetics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of poetry and conventions, explication strategies, interpretive methods, theoretical frameworks, aesthetic movements, and evaluative criteria in the field of poetry.     (Formerly LIT 3313)

ENGL 3315:    Creative Nonfiction Writing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313
Study in and practice of writing and critiquing the various forms of nonfiction, including the memoir, reportage, new journalism, and the essay.  Conducted in a writing workshop setting.

ENGL 3316:    Narrative Fiction

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of the elements of fiction, narrative theory, aesthetic movements, and methods of interpretation.  (Formerly LIT 3316)

ENGL 3317:    Contemporary Drama

Cr. 3, (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore Literature
Study of the elements of drama, dramatic theory, aesthetic movements, and methods of interpretation. Crosslisted with DRAM 3317.

ENGL 3318:     Fiction Writing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313
Study in and practice of writing and critiquing the various forms of fiction, including the short story, the novella, and the novel.  Conducted in a writing workshop setting.

ENGL 3319:    Poetry Writing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313    
Study in and practice of writing and critiquing poetry, in forms and free verse. Conducted in a writing workshop setting.

ENGL 3320:     19th Century American Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of selected 19th century American authors, genres, movements, and contexts.   

ENGL 3321:    20th Century American Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of selected 20th century American authors, genres, movements, and contexts. 

ENGL 3322:    Writing for the Print Media

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of “B” or higher in ENGL3430.
Teaches professional techniques in news and feature media writing.  Includes news judgment, interviewing, writing, revising and critical analysis of print story construction.

ENGL 3323:    Writing for the Broadcast Media

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of “B” or higher in ENGL 1302.
Writing and formatting for basic radio and TV copy.  Emphasizes script preparation, broadcast writing techniques, critical thinking about and writing for specific broadcast audiences.

ENGL 3324:     21st Century Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302
Study of selected 21st Century American authors, genres, movements, and contexts.

ENGL 3325:     Literary Theory

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.
Presents students with the theoretical and ideological frameworks necessary for a critical study of literature.

ENGL 3328:    Screenwriting

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313
Study in and practice of writing and critiquing screenplays and adaptations.  Conducted in a writing workshop setting.  Crosslisted with DRAM 3328. (Formerly: ENGL 4328)

ENGL 3335:    Studies in Ethnic Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature
Course focuses on multiculturalism in American literature, including topics of race, ethnicity, or region; topic varies by instructor.  May be repeated with a different emphasis. 

ENGL 3337:    Studies in World Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature
Study of world literature with a focus on specific authors or thematic concerns.  Topics vary by instructor.

ENGL 3340:    Writing in the Workplace

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
To master techniques for creating effective documents in the workplace.

ENGL 3341:    Professional Writing Style

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduce students to the concepts of style in professional and workplace writing.  Main focus will be placed on style choices that will reflect different discourse communities.

ENGL 3342:    Style and Editing in the Workplace

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Analysis of style in workplace writing; and to master techniques of editing workplace
documents.

ENGL 3430:    Professional Writing

Cr. 4. (4-3-1).  Prerequisite(s): ENGL1301 and ENGL1302.  Must be taken in first semester of
coursework at UHV.
Study of professional writing, including correspondence, proposals, research reports, resumes and job letters.  (Formerly COM 3430)

ENGL 4130:    Online Production Lab

Cr. 1. (0-1). Can be repeated for up to 3 credit hours.  Prerequisite(s): Permission of
instructor.
Experience working on the student online publication, writing, putting up web pages.

ENGL 4300:    Selected Topics in Language and Literature

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature
Specific focus on a selected topic in language and/or literature.  Topics vary by instructor.  May be repeated with a change of focus.  

ENGL 4302:    Independent Study

Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. in sophomore literature and approval of instructor.  
Course focuses on a specific topic in literature or language.  Varies by instructor.  May be repeated with a different focus.  Concurrent enrollment is allowed.

ENGL 4315:        Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313 and 3315
Continued and intensive practice in writing creative nonfiction in a workshop setting with the aim of preparing manuscripts for potential publication. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 4318:        Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

Cr. 3.  (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313 and 3318
Continued and intensive practice in writing fiction in a workshop setting with the aim of preparing manuscripts for potential publication. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 4319:        Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313 and 3319
Continued and intensive practice in writing poetry in a workshop setting with the aim of preparing manuscripts for potential publication. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 4320:     Literature and Murder

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.
In-depth analysis of works of literature that engage the topic of crime, including theoretical, historical, and cultural foundations.

ENGL 4323:        Literature for Writers

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.
Develop students' abilities to better identify, characterize and understand the craft, style and technique of significant writers of prose or poetry.  Former course title:  Reading for Writers.

ENGL 4324:    Editing for the Media

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of “B” or higher in ENGL3430
Teaches professional editing techniques for print media.  Includes editing print materials for AP style and grammar, headline writing, photo editing, layout and design.

ENGL 4325:    Editing Internship

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Grade of “B” or higher in ENGL 3430 and either ENGL 3312 or ENGL 3342. Major or Minor in English. Min 3.0 GPA, Senior Status. Application Required.
A practical course in which students learn advanced editing techniques by working on actual publishing projects under the guidance of an instructor.

ENGL 4326:        Publishing Internship

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Grade of “B” or higher in ENGL 3430  and either ENGL 3312 or ENGL 3342. Major or Minor in English. Min 3.0 GPA. Senior Status, Application Required.
A practical course in which students learn advanced document design, layout and proofreading techniques by working in a professional publishing environment.

ENGL 4327:        Interactive Narrative

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Examines the theory, research and Practice of creating interactive narratives for traditional and new media. Covers improvisation, dramatic and narrative theory as well as nonlinear structure theory for games and simulation.   

ENGL 4328:        Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2313 and 3328
Continued and intensive practice in Screenwriting in a workshop setting with the aim of preparing manuscripts for potential publication.  May be repeated once for credit.  Crosslisted with DRAM 4328.

ENGL 4340:    Report Writing in the Workplace

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is designed to teach students to prepare a variety of workplace reports.

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