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English (ENGL)


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ENGL 1301:       

Composition I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Composition course providing instruction in the writing and analysis of expository prose; emphasis on rhetorical principles and basic organizational modes.
Core Category:  (10) Communications

ENGL 1302:

Composition II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1301
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.
Core Category:  (10) Communications

ENGL 2313:

Introduction to Creative Writing
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 & 1302
An introduction to the fundamentals and forms of fiction-, poetry- and nonfiction-writing. Required for all creative writing majors.

ENGL 2332:

World Literature I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1302
Study of the masterpieces of Western World Literature from the ancient Greeks through the Renaissance.
Core Category: (40) Literature, Philosophy, modern or classical language/literature
and cultural studies.

ENGL 3310:

Introduction to the Study of Language
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.
Study of English language including attitudes, terminology, phonology, morpho-syntactic and lexical structures. (Formerly LNG 3310)

ENGL 3311:

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

ENGL 3312:

Grammar and Rhetoric
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Study of the structure of English and rhetorical strategies for writing. (Formerly LNG 3311)

ENGL 3313:

Poetry and Poetics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of the basic conventions of poetry and of its explication; methods of interpretation and criteria for evaluation. (Formerly LIT 3313)

ENGL 3315:

Creative Nonfiction Writing
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro to Creative Writing ENGL 2313
Study in and practice of writing the various forms of nonfiction, including the memoir, reportage, new journalism, and the essay.

ENGL 3316:

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

ENGL 3317:

Contemporary Drama
Cr. 3, (3-3-0)
Study of selected contemporary plays.

ENGL 3318:

Fiction Writing
Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite: ENGL 2313 Introduction to Creative Writing
Study in and practice of writing the various forms of fiction, including the short story, the novella and the novel.

ENGL 3319:

Poetry Writing
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Creative Writing
Study in and practice of writing poetry, in forms and free verse. Conducted in a writing workshop setting.

ENGL 3320:

19th Century American Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of selected authors from William Bradford to Henry James. (Formerly LIT 3320)

ENGL 3321:

20th Century American Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 3 s.h. in sophomore literature.
Study of selected authors from Frost, Pound and Eliot to the present. (Formerly LIT 3321)

ENGL 3322:

Writing for the Print Media
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: B or higher in ENGL 3430.
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: 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 3335:

Studies in Ethnic Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Literature of ethnic groups in the United States, including Black Americans, Mexican Americans, and American Indians.

ENGL 3337:

Studies in World Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to world literature. Focus on such writers as Achebe, Naipaul, Gordimer,
Jhabvala and others.

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). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302. 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: 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). Prerequisites: 3 s.h. in sophomore literature and approval of instructor.
Topics vary depending on field of interest of instructor. (Formerly LIT 4300)

ENGL 4302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisites: 3 s.h. in sophomore literature and approval of instructor. (Formerly LIT 4302)

ENGL 4315:

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Creative Writing; Creative Nonfiction Writing
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: Successful completion of Introduction to Creative Writing
Fiction Writing 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:

Publishing Internship
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Creative Writing; Poetry Writing.
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 4323:

Reading for Writers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Develop students' abilities to better identify, characterize and understand the craft, style and technique of significant writers of prose or poetry.

ENGL 4324:

Editing for the Media
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: B or higher in ENG 3430
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). Prerequisites: ENGL 3430 w/ B or Higher 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). Prerequisites: ENGL 3430 w/ B or Higher 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. Cross-listed with COM 4327.

ENGL 4328:

Screenwriting
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to and practice of writing for film, through adaptations and original screenplays.

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.