Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
ENG 088Reading
3Required for students scoring 15 and below on the
Enhanced ACT Reading Composite. Three hours of
classroom instruction plus individualized instruction to
increase the student’s general reading comprehension.
(Does not count toward any degree requirements)
Not Applicable Not Applicable
ENG 089Basic Writing I
3Placement by Enhanced ACT English Composite of
15 and below. This course emphasizes the development
of unified, coherent, and accurately edited paragraphs.
(Does not count toward any degree requirements)
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
ENG 099Basic Writing II3Designated
to eliminate PCC deficiency in English. Emphasizes
developing multi-paragraph essays. (Does not count toward any degree requirements)
Not ApplicableENG 089 or initial placement with an
Enhanced English ACT Composite of 16-18.
ENG 101English Composition I
3Practice in composing
and revising essays that are well organized, coherent,
and demonstrate command of English fundamentals.
Not ApplicableEnglish 099, English 103, or ACT subscore
of 19 on English and Reading.
ENG 102English Composition II
3Continuation of English 101,
with several weeks devoted to the preparation of a
research paper.
Not ApplicableENG 101
ENG 103College Reading3Follows
ENG 088 Reading. Designed to develop critical
reading skills needed to comprehend University materials.
Not ApplicableENG 088 or initial placement with an
Enhanced ACT Reading Composite of 16-18.
ENG 204Journalism3Practical work in gathering, organizing, and writing
news. Objectives will include producing well-written news, features, and editorials for publication.
Not ApplicableENG 102 or consent of instructor
ENG 211Introduction to Literature3An introduction to the understanding
and enjoyment of the major literary genres:
fiction, drama, poetry, and essays.
Not ApplicableENG 102
ENG 214Persuasive Writing3Instruction and practice in
types of written persuasion, including instruction in
the rhetorical forms of argumentation and persuasion.
Not ApplicableENG 102
ENG 215Introduction to Literature for English
Majors
3An introduction to major
literary genres – fiction, drama, poetry, and essays –
with a more intensive focus on literary and genre theory
appropriate for prospective English majors.
Not ApplicableENG 102
ENG 216Technical Writing3Training and practice in written communications (reports,
business letters, memorandums, etc.) required in
business, industry, and government
Not ApplicableENG 102 or consent of instructor
ENG 260Children’s Literature3A
study of literature that is especially suitable for use in
the elementary grades with emphasis upon techniques
of presenting this literature to young children.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor
ENG 285Writing and Sentence Skills for Teaching Professionals3Designing curriculum and implementing learning environment which enhance the growth and development of young children with disabilities.Not ApplicableENG 101, ENG 102, ENG 211
ENG 311Advanced Grammar
3This course is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning social studies. Emphasis will be placed on concept development, planning, preparing students to live in a global
and culturally diverse world, developing critical competencies, and evaluating and assessing student learning. Field work required. (Replaces EDU 314.)Instruction in concepts of
English sentence structure, grammar and word formation.
Not ApplicableENG 102
ENG 313Non-Western Literature

3An introduction to selected
authors and texts from Non-Western cultures in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 315History of the English Language3A study of the historical development
and evolution of the English language from
Old to Modern English.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 317Linguistics
3Introduction
to the science of linguistics, including phonology,
morphology, syntax and semantics. Also includes
study of language use in society.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor
ENG 322Survey of British Literature I3Major works by British authors
from the Old English period to the Age of Johnson.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 323Survey of British Literature II3Continuation of the survey
of major British works and their critical, intellectual,
and historical contexts from the Age of Johnson to the modern era.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 324Survey of American Literature I3A chronological study of
major pre-modern American writers, with emphasis on
political, social, and literary movements.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 325Survey of American Literature II3A study of modern American
writers, with emphasis on political, social, and literary
movements.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 342Writing Poetry3Students
will study poetry and write a short collection of
poems. Students will also read and critique one another’s works.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor
ENG 343Writing Creative Non-Fiction3Students
will study and write non-fiction of the type published
in magazines and newspaper. Students will also read and critique one another’s works.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor.
ENG 345Writing Drama/Screenplay3Students
will study drama and film writing and write a
short play or screenplay. Students will also read and critique one another’s works.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor
ENG 346Writing Fiction3Students
will study fiction, both short and full-length, and
write fiction pieces. Students will also read and critique
one another’s works.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor
ENG 390Adolescent Literature
3Designed to help students
identify appropriate reading material for adolescents
by interest and grade level. Students will also learn bibliographical skills.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 397Special Topics in English I3A
broad range of literary topics in specialized areas not
addressed in depth by the traditional curriculum.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor
ENG 398Literary Heritage3An intensive study of a specific
period in literary history, focusing on major figures and texts from that period. May be repeated.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 399Special Topics in English II3A
broad range of literary topics in specialized areas not
addressed in depth by the traditional curriculum.
Not ApplicableENG 211 or consent of instructor.
ENG 409Literature of African-
Americans
3A study of representative
literary works written by African-Americans from
Phillis Wheatley to the present.
AAS 409ENG 211
ENG 411Shakespeare3Analytical study of Shakespeare’s
principal plays and sonnets, with an introduction
to the Elizabethan thought and society.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 413Literary Criticism3study of major schools of
criticism and influential critics. Includes instruction in
practical application of these approaches to writing about literature.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 415Major author(s)3An intensive study of one or
two authors considered to be among the greatest and
most influential of writers in English. May be repeated.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 433Reading and Writing Clinic
Practicum
3Required of all students obtaining
certification in English Education. A clinical
course designed to help students identify and correct problems in reading and writing.
Not ApplicableENG 211
ENG 490Senior Creative Project3A semester-long writing project
which will culminate in either a collection of short creative works or one full-length work.
Not ApplicableOne 300-level creative writing class (ENG
342, 343, 345 or 346).
ENG 499English Capstone3Required of all English majors. This
culminating course focuses on research and bibliographic
methodologies within the context of a 30-page
research paper assignment, as well as broadening analytical
and critical thinking skills, thus preparing students
for graduate/professional schools and/or the
workforce.
Not ApplicableSenior Classification and ENG 413 (Literary
Criticism).
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