Course Descriptions

 
ENG 010 Writing Basics (3 hours) Pre-threshold course in writing. Basics of sentence structure and paragraph composition with emphasis on skill development. Focus on writing sentences and personal experience paragraphs. A grade of C or better is required before proceeding to ENG 101. Hours completed do not count toward graduation requirement.

ENG 015/016 ESL Skills Workshop I, II (3 hours) Provides instruction on the basic ESL skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Vocabulary building and cultural issues also are addressed. Prerequisite: TOEFL score of 99 or below on file or permission of instructor. ENG 016 is not required for students obtaining a grade of A or B in ENG 015

ENG 101 
Expository Writing (3 hours) Threshold course in writing. Pre-writing, writing, and revising paragraphs, essays, and documented papers. Reading, discussing, and analyzing rhetorical models. A grade of C or better is required before proceeding to ENG 111. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG 010 or a minimum ACT sub score of 18 in English or permission of the instructor.

ENG 111 
Writing about Literature (3 hours) Reading, analyzing, and writing about a variety of literary genres including poetry, drama, the short story, and the novel. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or exemption.

ENG 131A-431A
Bethel Beacon (1 hour) Reporting, writing, editing, and layout work for the "Bethel Beacon" newspaper. May be repeated for credit. Pass/Fail grade only. Class standing at enrollment determines level.

ENG 136A-436A
Log Cabin (1 hour) Copywriting, photography, layouts, proofreading, and editing for the Log Cabin yearbook. May be repeated for credit. Pass/fail grade only. Class standing at enrollment determines level.

ENG 201
Western Literature and the Arts I (3 hours) Team-taught introduction to the elements of literature, painting, and music through lectures and workshops, followed by a survey of these arts in the Classical and Medieval periods of Western history, with attention to the philosophical climate of each period. Prerequisite: ENG 111.

ENG 202 
Western Literature and the Arts II (3 hours) Team-taught historic survey of arts of the Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realistic, and Modern periods, including literature, painting, sculpture, music, and film, presented as interrelated manifestations of human creativity. Prerequisite: ENG 111.

ENG 301
The English Language (3 hours) Origin, development, and current status of the English language, including phonology, morphology, etymology, semantics, and structural & transformational grammar. Emphasis upon the history of the language, dialects, sentence structure, and standard usage. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 305
Child and Adolescent Literature (3 hours) Survey and analysis of nursery rhymes, contemporary children’s books, adolescent literature, and cross-cultural works. Study of oral interpretation and illustration. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 311
American Literature I (3 hours) Prose and poetry of representative colonial, revolutionary, and romantic writers including Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 312 
American Literature II (3 hours) Representative prose and poetry from the periods of literary Realism and Naturalism to the present time. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 315 
Playwriting (3 hours) Instruction in storytelling skills for writers using script format. Topics include various script forms, the basic components of scripts, and their implementation into dramatic format. Prerequisites: SAT 116, ENG 101, ENG 111. Same as SAT 315.

ENG 321
Shakespeare (3 hours) Major tragedies, comedies, and histories, as well as selected narrative poetry and sonnets. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 322
Introduction to Poetry (3 hours) 
Study of poetry as a literary genre with special attention to forms, techniques, and examples from the ancient to the contemporary. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or 202.

ENG 324 
Introduction to Fiction (3 hours) Study of prose fiction as a literary genre with special attention to forms, techniques, and examples from the classic to the contemporary. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or 202.

ENG 330 
Business and Technical Writing (3 hours) Basic writing skills applicable to business situations including proposals, feasibility studies, progress reports, statistical and research reports; technical descriptions, and manuals. Students who earn a grade of "C" or higher are exempt from COE 401. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202. Same as BUS 330.

ENG 334
Writing Non-Fiction (3 hours) Emphasizes revision and editing of non-fiction, especially in the personal essay, journalistic forms, and the book review. Freelance submission encouraged. Extensive use of computers both for editing and to facilitate peer response. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 337 
Writing Fiction (3 hours) Writing instruction in the short story, using various models for generating, drafting, and revising prose fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 111 or permission of instructor.

 

ENG 338 
Writing Poetry (3 hours) Writing instruction in poetry using various models for generating, drafting, and revising original poems. Prerequisite: ENG 111 or permission of instructor.

ENG 399, 499 
Individual Study (1-3 hours) In-depth study of a subject of interest beyond courses in the curriculum.

ENG 421 
British Literature to 1700 (3 hours) Works of outstanding British writers before the eighteenth century. Chaucer, Spenser, Milton included. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 422 
British Literature 1700-1830 (3 hours) Surveys Neo-Classical and Romantic periods including works by Pope, Swift, and the major Romantic poets. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 423 
British Literature 1830-1901 (3 hours) Survey of the fiction, non-fiction, and poetry of the period with emphasis on major figures such as Dickens, Elliot, Hardy, Tennyson, Browning, and Carlyle. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 424
British Literature 1901 to Present (3 hours) Survey of the fiction, poetry, and drama of the period with emphasis on major figures such as Yeats, Woolf, Joyce, Thomas, and Beckett. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 460
Internship (1-12 hours) Approved work experience requiring good use of the English language. Prerequisites: 15 hours of English/writing courses, advisor approval, and junior standing. Group liability insurance required.

ENG 490
Special Topics (3 hours) Possible topics include film study, the novel, journalism or other advanced writing, ethnic/regional literature, foreign literatures in translation. Prerequisite: HON 201 or ENG 201 or ENG 202.

ENG 495 
Honors Project (4 hours) Open to seniors by invitation only.

ENG 498
Senior Thesis (3 hours) Writing a thesis on a topic related to the major or minor. Must be approved by both the academic advisor and the major or minor professor who supervises the thesis. Prerequisites: the student must be a senior English major with at least a 3.0 GPA in the major (and minor if thesis is on a topic in the minor); approval of both the academic advisor and supervising professor.