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ENG ENGLISH, RHETORIC AND WRITING (Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

095. Introduction to College Writing - 3-0-0
Designed to assist students with basic elements of grammar, sentence structure and paragraphing; will help students make the transition to college-level writing where analytical thinking and writing replace narrative and descriptive writing. Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.

101. First-Year Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing - 3-0-3
Emphasis on development of analytical and rhetorical thinking and writing skills appropriate for civic, academic and professional audiences. Recognition and manipulation of the basic parts of the expository essay (i.e. theses; topic ideas; transitions; paragraph structure and development; introductions and conclusions). Introduction to elements of process writing, including pre-writing, drafting, and revision strategies and rudiments of citation and documentation. PR: Satisfactory score on college aptitude test. A grade of C- or better is required to satisfy the general-education requirement. Matriculated Berry students may not transfer in credit from another institution for this course.

102. First-Year Seminar in Critical Inquiry and Writing - 3-0-3
Continued development of the thinking and writing skills begun in ENG 101 with emphasis on multiple modes of critical inquiry and research to develop arguable perspectives within particular cultural contexts and conversations. The course will also address the rhetorical concepts of persona, ethos, pathos, argument structure, counterargument, and logical fallacy. PR: A grade of C- or better in ENG 101 or a score of 4 or better on an appropriate Advanced Placement Test. A grade of C- or better is required to pass out of this course. Matriculated Berry students may not transfer in credit from another institution for this course.

200. Rhetoric and Writing Practicum - 3 hours
This course is by permission of instructor only and is designed for students who work in Berry's Writing Center. Discussion of theoretical models of writing and application of those models in an instructional setting. May be repeated for up to three credits. PR: ENG 101 and 102 and permission of the director of the Writing Center.

201. Topics in Literature - 3-0-3
Survey of literature focusing on a particular topic, theme, or genre.  Introduction to the basic methods of textual analysis and critical interpretation.  PR or CR: ENG102

204. Introduction to Linguistics - 3-0-3
General overview of the history, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse of English with emphasis on applications, including first- and second-language acquisition. This course may not be used to satisfy the general-education literature requirement for any major, including the education majors.

208. Introduction to Film - 3-0-3
(See FLM 210.) Introduction to the appreciation and critical analysis of film, with some discussion of the historical development of film production and film form. Course may not be used to satisfy the general-education literature requirement.

210. British Literature I - 3-0-3
Survey of selected major works, writers and genres from Beowulf through the Restoration. PR or CR: ENG 102.

211. British Literature II - 3-0-3
A selected survey of authors from the United Kingdom, British Empire and later Commonwealth who have shaped and responded to English literary traditions from the 18th century to the present. CR: ENG 102.

214. World Literature - 3-0-3
Survey of selected major works, writers and genres from world literatures. PR or CR: ENG 102.

220. American Literature I - 3-0-3
Survey of major American writers to 1865. Emphasis on major writers, contexts and approaches to literature. PR or CR: ENG 102.

221. American Literature II - 3-0-3
Survey of major American writers from 1865 to the present. Emphasis on major writers, contexts and approaches to literature. PR or CR: ENG 102.

240. Introduction to Literary Studies - 3-0-3
Introduction to close reading and analysis of literary genres; to basic models of literary theory, evaluation and criticism; and to methods of research and writing appropriate to literary analysis. PR: CI or ENG 102.

300. Writing for Online Environments - 3-0-3
Introduction to technical and rhetorical elements of writing in online environments. Students will learn how to present information in online formats for a variety of purposes, audiences and clients including commercial sites, not-for-profit organizations, educational or academic institutions, and government or civic entities. PR: ENG 102.

301. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry - 3-0-3
Introductory writer's workshop in poetry. Primary focus on the study of basic technical elements of genre in selected readings. Concentration on critique of original student work. PR or CR: one 200-level literature course.

302. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction - 3-0-3
Introductory writer's workshop in short fiction or the novella, with primary focus on the basic technical elements of genre in selected readings. Concentration on critique of original student work. PR or CR: one 200-level literature course.

303WI. Advanced Rhetoric and Writing - 3-0-3
Exploration of more advanced forms and concepts in essay development for academic, professional and civic audiences; classical and modern stylistics in writing. PR: ENG 102.

304. Introduction to Playwriting - 3-0-3
Creation of original scripts for theatre; instruction in the craft of playwriting and guidance toward constructive self-criticism. Selected readings from classical or contemporary playwrights. Possible selection of student work for reading and performance. PR or CR: one 200-level literature course.

305. Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction - 3-0-3
Workshop in writing short- and/or long-form creative nonfiction with primary focus on applying narrative and lyrical techniques to the essay. Selected readings will examine trends in form and content. Concentration on critique and revision of original student work. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. PR: One 200-level literature course.
 

306. Principles of Writing Pedagogy - 3-0-3
An introduction to the central discourse theories and pedagogical principles in the field of composition and rhetoric.  Through observation and practice, participants will learn how to teach the writing process in both group and individual instructional settings, to design a developmental arc of writing assignments, and to respond to and evaluate the work of a variety of student populations.  PR:  ENG 102.

316. Medieval Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study in the poetry, prose and drama of Medieval England; emphasis on historical, linguistic and intertextual contexts. Readings in Beowulf, medieval lyrics and romances, as well as major authors, including Chaucer, Langland and Malory. PR: one 200-level literature course.

318. Renaissance Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study in the poetry, prose and drama of Renaissance England, with emphasis on the epics of Spenser and Milton, Shakespeare's nondramatic poetry, as well as Wyatt, Sidney, Jonson and Donne. PR: one 200-level literature course.

323. Restoration and 18th-Century Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study in the poetry, drama, long fiction and/or nonfiction of the Restoration and 18th-century England. Emphasis on major writers, contexts and approaches to literature. PR: one 200-level literature course.

325. Romantic Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study in poetry, fiction and prose of English Romantic literature, focusing on the major authors and their mutual influence. PR: one 200-level literature course.

327. Victorian Literature -3-0-3
Advanced study of English Victorian literature, focusing on the interconnections between major authors, genres and the cultural contexts of the period. PR: one 200-level literature course.

329. Modern British Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study in selected works of British poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction from 1900 to 1945, including such authors as Conrad, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf and Lawrence. PR: one 200-level literature course.

331WI. Contemporary Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study of poetic, dramatic, fictional and nonfictional literature from 1945 to the present, with emphasis on experimental forms. PR: one 200-level literature course.

332. Postcolonial Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced comparative study of contemporary literatures from formerly colonized nations, with emphasis on selected works from Africa, India and the Caribbean. Focus on major authors and cultural contexts. PR: one 200-level literature course.

333WI. American Romanticism and Transcendentalism - 3-0-3
Advanced study of the poetry and prose of the American Renaissance, 1820-1865, with particular emphasis on the literary and cultural contexts of romanticism and transcendentalism. PR: one 200-level literature course.

334WI. American Realism and Naturalism - 3-0-3
Advanced study of the poetry and prose of American realism and naturalism from 1865 until the turn of the century, focusing on the connections between major authors, genres and cultural contexts of the period. PR: one 200-level literature course.

335WI. Twentieth-Century American Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study of the poetry, drama and prose of the American 20th century. PR: one 200-level literature course.

337. Western Literary Tradition - 3-0-3
Study of historically and/or generically related masterpieces of Western literature. PR: one 200-level literature course.

339WI. African-American Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study of African-American literature from the 18th century through the present, focusing on major authors and genres, cultural contexts and African-American aesthetics. PR: one 200-level English literature course.

342. Women's Literature - 3-0-3
Concentrated study of works of women writers and application of feminist criticism. Emphasis on major writers, contexts and approaches to literature. May be retaken for credit provided the course content varies. PR: one 200-level literature course.
 

365. Language and Gender- 3-0-3
Study of current theories of language and gender, including both the ways our language is used to describe people based on gender and the ways people create their own gender identify in part by how they use language.  (See WNS 365).

401WI. Shakespeare - 3-0-3
Shakespeare's enduring meaning as revealed by his dramatization of Renaissance ethics in his comedies, histories, tragedies and romances. PR: one 200-level literature course.

418. Studies in Cinema - 2-2-3
The fiction film as an art form, with emphasis on significant directors, film techniques and viewing of selected motion pictures. May be retaken for credit, provided course content varies. PR: one 200-level literature course.

419WI. Sociolinguistics - 3-0-3
Study of the ways language functions within society, including language variation and change, pidgins and creoles, bilingualism, ethnography of speaking and language policy. PR: One 200-level ENG literature course or ANT 200 or SOC 200.

420WI. Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory - 3-0-3
Advanced studies in the modes of critical writing and theories of literature and criticism. Emphasis on both history and current practice of critical theoretical models. May be retaken for credit, provided course content varies. PR: one 200-level literature course.

422. Studies in Major Author(s) - 3-0-3
Concentrated advanced study in the work of one or more major authors. Authors considered may represent one or more national literatures. May be retaken for credit, provided course content varies. PR: one 200-level English course.

424. Studies in Theme - 3-0-3
Concentrated advanced study in a literary theme, including such topics as the hero in literature, adolescence, family, the archetypal journey and death. May be retaken for credit, provided course content varies. PR: one 200-level literature course.

426WI. Studies in Genre - 3-0-3
Concentrated advanced study in one of the principal literary genres: poetry, drama, the novel or nonfictional prose. May be retaken for credit, provided course content varies. PR: one 200-level literature course.

427. Young Adult Literature - 3-0-3
The nature of young-adult literature; relevant developments in young-adult literature; strategies for promoting reading; ways to initiate deep thinking about literary works; young-adult literature and non-print media; and pedagogical considerations in teaching literature. PR: ENG 102 and minor in English secondary education or major in middle grades.

428. Topics in Literature and Language - 3-0-3
Concentrated advanced study in a special topic in Western literature or culture. May be retaken for credit, provided course content varies. PR: one 200-level literature course.

432WI. Studies in Southern Literature - 3-0-3
Advanced study of Southern writers with emphasis on the Southern Renaissance, especially the works of Faulkner, O'Connor and Welty. May be retaken for credit, provided course content varies. PR: one 200-level literature course.

434. Studies in Linguistics - 3-0-3
Advanced studies in theoretical and applied linguistics. Emphasis on social and historical influences on English language structure and use. May be retaken for credit with different topic. PR: one 200-level literature or linguistics course.

436. Studies in British Culture - 3-0-3
Lectures, readings, travel and writing project work undertaken in conjunction with the Study-in-Britain program.

450. Senior Project - 3-0-3
Advanced study in literary theory and research methods; writing the extended critical paper. PR: SS.

470. Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry - 3-0-3
Advanced work in poetry writing, with emphasis on developing a more sophisticated sense of technical and aesthetic elements in poetry. Workshop format focusing on critique and revision of student work. Selected readings from classical or contemporary poets. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. PR: completion of ENG 301 or 302.

471. Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction - 3-0-3
Advanced work in various classical or contemporary fictional forms, with emphasis on developing a more sophisticated sense of technical and aesthetic elements in fiction. Workshop format focusing on critique and revision of student work. Selected readings from classical or contemporary writers. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. PR: completion of ENG 301 or 302.

490. Writer's Tutorial - 3-0-3
Independent instruction in writing genres, which may include fiction, poetry, expository essays and literary critical essays. May be repeated for no more than six credit hours. PR: one 300-level writing course.

496. Academic Internship - 3 hours
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic projects related to the individual student's program of study and planned in consultation with the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic internships in this catalog.

498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Research planned according to the needs of the individual student. PR: JS or SS and approval of school dean.

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