English and Literature Courses
ENG 096 (3-0-3)
College Composition Workshop
This course provides students with additional academic instruction and learning strategies to successfully achieve ENG 123 College Composition student learning outcomes. It individualizes grammar and reading instruction. Additionally, the course supports students in developing content, organizing information and ideas, and presenting material to readers in an ePortfolio. Through workshopping projects, students analyze and respond to others’ writing and learn to use feedback from the instructor and peers. Assignments are directly aligned with those in ENG 123.
ENG 123 (3-0-3)
This course provides a foundation in academic discourse by developing effective communication
skills with an emphasis on expository writing; an oral presentation is required.
PR: Exemption from placement testing as defined by the Academic Code or successful completion of CSS 127
ENG 124 (3-0-3)
Literature & Writing
This course encourages students to use writing to explore the ways in which literature
functions as an art form. Writing and research techniques introduced in ENG 123 College
Composition are strengthened and refined.
PR: ENG 123
ENG 125 (3-0-3)
College Composition II
This course builds upon the written and oral rhetorical skills established in ENG
123 with a greater emphasis on argumentation and research in academic writing.
PR: ENG 123 or HON 123
ENG 200 (3-0-3)
Introduction to Creative Writing
Students will learn the essential principles, strategies, and methods of creative
writing and will acquire a foundation in the skills necessary to master this art.
The emphasis will be on the writing of short fiction, but opportunities will be provided
to explore poetry, drama, screenwriting, the novel, and the essay. Students will also
learn how to go about getting their work published.
PR: ENG 123 CR: ENG 124
ENG 205 (3-0-3)
This course focuses on developing students’ abilities to write, revise, and analyze poetry. It is primarily conducted as a workshop: students write and revise their own poetry, as well as give oral feedback and produce written critiques of their peers’ poems. In addition, the course introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and asks them to write poetry in these forms. It also introduces them to theories of free verse and to studies of the poetic line and asks them to write their own free verse. The course also includes an oral component: students practice reading their own and others’ poems to the class. Last, the class introduces students to opportunities for performing and publishing their poetry.PR: ENG 123
ENG 211 (3-0-3)
Technical and Professional Writing
This course applies the principles of effective writing to the specific forms of professional
and technical writing. It emphasizes designing texts and oral presentations for professional
audiences after analyzing the needs and values of those audiences.
PR: ENG 123
ENG 230 (3-0-3)
Major Genres and Authors
This course examines one or two literary genres, or one or two authors. It analyzes
formal and thematic characteristics of the genres or authors. Examples of focus may
include but are not limited to the short story, poetry, drama, young adult literature,
mystery and detective fiction, graphic novels, memoir, Toni Morrison, and Shakespeare.
If you have previously taken a course focused on a specific genre or author, then
you may not take this course for credit unless you get permission from the Dean of
Liberal Arts. NOTE: Students who have already passed LIT 175, 215, 218, 223, 229,
230, 231, 232, 233, 260, 266, or 270 cannot receive additional college credit by taking
PR: ENG 123
ENG 240 (3-0-3)
Literature and Identity
This course examines the literature of a particular cultural, ethnic, or national
group. The course focuses on the study of groups based on race, class, ethnicity,
sex/gender, or the intersectionality of these groups. Examples of focus may include
but are not limited to Asian American, Native American, African American, Hispanic,
Transnational, LGBTQIA+, Women’s, and Working Class Lesbian Literature. If you have
previously taken an English or Literature course focused on a cultural, ethnic, or
national group, then you may not take this course for credit unless you get permission
from the Dean of Liberal Arts. NOTE: Students who have already passed LIT 160, 211,
214, 220, or 221 are not eligible to enroll in this class.
PR: ENG 123
ENG 250 (3-0-3)
This course examines literature in one or more literary periods. Emphasis is placed
on diverse literary figures as well as on the socio-economic, cultural, and historical
contexts of the literature under study. Examples of focus may include but are not
limited to British Literature since 1800, American Literature to 1865, Contemporary
World Literature, Postcolonial Literature, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Romantics.
If you have previously taken a literary survey course, then you may not take this
course for credit unless you get permission from the Dean of Liberal Arts. NOTE: Students
who have already passed LIT 150, 155, 212, 225, 240, 252, 254, 256, or 258 cannot
receive additional college credit by taking this course.
PR: ENG 123
ENG 280 (3-0-3)
This course introduces students to selected major myths, and to representative or
noteworthy minor myths, which various cultures have created in their efforts to come
to terms with perceived reality. The course also explores the belief systems which
underlie those myths. Finally, the course enables students to recognize the continued
value and relevance of myth and mythmaking. NOTE: Students who have already taken
LIT 170 or LIT 216 cannot receive additional college credit by taking this course.
PR: ENG 123