English Courses

Course Descriptions

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EN 010 Writing Skills I/0-2
For students who need help learning basic English skills such as sentence boundaries, punctuation, and proofreading. Graded CR/NC.

EN 020 Writing Skills II/0-2
For students with basic English competency but who need help with higher-level skills such as organization, development, and editing. Graded CR/NC.

EN 100 Basic Writing/3
A preparatory course for EN 101-G. Students in the course will develop writing competency with emphasis on sentence structure, paragraphs, and brief essays. Students who have an ACT English score less than 19, an SAT Critical Reading score less than 470 or have not received credit for EN 101 are required to take EN 100 during their first semester of attendance.

EN 101-G English Composition/3
A study of various types of writing, including descriptive, argumentative, and expository (including the research paper), and a brief introduction into literary types and forms. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in EN 100, or a score of 19 on the ACT English exam, or a score of 470 on the SAT Critical Reading exam.

EN 211-G English Composition and Literature/3
An introduction to literary genres: fiction, drama, poetry, and film. Emphasis is on continued development of writing and close reading skills as students study each genre, discern themes and concepts, and write essays (including the research essay) in response to the readings. Prerequisite: EN 101-G.

EN 223 Mass Media Writing I/3
A basic course in journalism, dealing with the principles of news writing and reporting practices and providing an introduction to the ethics and challenges of the journalistic enterprise. Prerequisite: EN 101-G or concurrent. (Same as CO 223) Fall semester.

EN 225/425 Journalism Participation: Newspaper/0-1
Participation on Tabor View staff. Prerequisite: EN 223 or consent of instructor. (Same as CO 225/425)

EN 226/426 Journalism Participation: Yearbook/0-1
Participation on Tabor Bluejay staff. (Same as CO 226/426)

EN 301 Study of Language/3
A brief history of written English; analysis and imitation of various prose styles. Prerequisite: EN 101-G and consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

EN 302 Advanced Grammar/3
An intensive study of the principles of grammar. Prerequisite: EN 101-G. Fall semester.

EN 303 Creative Writing/3
Emphasis on poetry, drama, and/or fiction. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

EN 304-G Advanced Writing: Expository/3
A rhetoric-with-readings course to help students master the essay writing process as well as research techniques. Prerequisite: EN 101-G and junior standing.

EN 305-G Advanced Writing: Business/3
A course designed to help students master career-related writing including a research-based report. Priority given to business majors. Prerequisite: EN 101-G and junior standing. Spring semester.

EN 306 Studies in Rhetoric/3
A study of the principles of classical rhetoric, including stylistic analysis and imitation. Prerequisite: EN 101-G. Spring semester.

EN 310 Mass Media Writing II/3
Focuses on refining reporting and journalistic writing skills beyond basic news writing. The journalist will work at conceptualizing and writing articles for a contemporary audience. Styles of writing include features, profiles, specialized reporting, editorial writing, and sports writing. Prerequisite: EN/CO 223. (Same as CO 310) Alternate years.

EN 311-G American Literature I/3
A study of major writers and genres from the colonial era to Emily Dickinson. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

EN 314-G Ethnic and Minority Literature/3
Will include an examination of the contributions and impact of the work of authors and poets of African, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and European ethnic heritage on literature in the United States. The course may be structured to intensively examine the literature of one or two groups, or may examine a broader spectrum of the literature of a number of groups. The course will include works by ethnic and minority writers of the past and of the present. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

EN 316-G World Literature/3
A study of world views, authors, and genres in literature from ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Roman to modern Spanish, Russian, and French cultures. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

EN 320 Literary Criticism/2
A study of classical and contemporary literary analysis. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

EN 321-G American Literature II/3
A study of major writers and genres from Mark Twain to the present. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

EN 323 Communication Law and Ethics/3
Designed to acquaint students with moral and legal issues involving the practice of journalism and other communication professions. Topics such as freedom of expression, slander, libel, privacy, commercial speech, intellectual property, and the public’s right to know will be taught. (Same as CO 323) Alternate years.

EN 324 Young Adult Literature/2
An analysis and evaluation of literature read by young adults. Spring semester.

EN 350-G Topics in Language and Literature/3
Selected topics of interest in language and literature. Possible topics could include the study of major authors, literary movements, genres, or critical theories. Prerequisite: EN 211-G.

EN 410 Film as Literature/3
Students will study the impact of film interpretations of written source texts, and will learn how to analyze the argument film makers present via film to a mass audience. Students will study six contemporary films and compare them to source texts. Students will study the structure of film from literary (the narrative), dramatic (the costumes, acting, props), and cinematic (camera angles, lighting) aspects. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

EN 411-G British Literature I/3
A study of major writers and genres from Beowulf to the late eighteenth century. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

EN 412-G Shakespeare/3
A study of the major plays and sonnets. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

EN 414 English Seminar/2
A study of a selected topic(s) such as the influence of the Bible in various works of literature, an in-depth study of an author and his works, or an analysis of the scope and influence of regional or religious fiction, etc. Prerequisite: EN 211-G and departmental permission. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

EN 421-G British Literature II/3
A study of major writers and genres from the Romantic Period to the present. Prerequisite: EN 211-G. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

EN 430 Practicum in Tutoring Writing/0-3
The practicum offers theoretical bases and practical techniques of tutoring writing. Students will read about tutoring and make weekly reports to the class, as well as gain practical experience throughout the semester. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.