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English Communications Courses

20-801-219 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (COMM)
Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture/discussion/workshop. 3 credits.

20-801-223 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (COMM)
Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Prerequisite: 20-801-219 or 10-801-195 with a grade of "C" or better. Lecture/discussion/workshop. 3 credits.

20-801-227 CREATIVE WRITING (COMM)
Introduces the writing process as a creative framework for individual expression, emphasizing idea generation, language development, and effective revision as applied to poetry and prose. Students write and critique their own literary efforts while exploring their own writing personas. Workshop. 3 credits.

20-801-228 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING (COMM)
Focuses on concentrated application of expressive language and structure to the development of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction manuscripts. Prerequisite: 20-801-227. Workshop. 3 credits.

20-801-230 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM (HU)
Examines the journalist's role as a public communicator, focusing on concepts, issues, functions, and effects of the mass media. Lecture/discussion. 3 credits.

20-801-231 ENGLISH LITERATURE I (HU)
Examines early English literature through the 18th century classical period, including development of the novel. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-801-233 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (HU)
Introduces the forms, functions, and literary merits of literature for children. Students will read and evaluate both classic and contemporary texts for a variety of age levels. Readings, lecture, class discussion, and projects will also explore historical and cultural contexts for and influences upon children's literature. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-801-234 REPORT AND PROPOSAL WRITING (HU)
Introduction to the theory and practice of preparing and analyzing reports and proposals intended for business, governmental agencies, and/or private and corporate foundations.  Individual assignments and group projects include text documents and oral presentations.  Prerequisite:  10-801-197 or 20-801-223.    Lecture.  3 credits.

20-801-235 ENGLISH LITERATURE II (HU)
Examines fiction, poetry, and drama from the romantic revival to the contemporary period. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-801-239 AMERICAN LITERATURE II (HU)
Examines development of national writings from 1865 to the present as they reflect social changes and influential trends that contributed to American culture. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-801-243 AMERICAN LITERATURE I (HU)
Examines writings of the Colonial through the Civil War periods, including Native American traditions. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-801-248 TOPICS IN LITERATURE (HU)
Students gain awareness of, and appreciation for, major themes, movements, and writers through an in-depth study of specific literary works as they related to the special topic. Topics, which vary from semester to semester, may include such areas as environmental, non-fiction, gothic, world, science fiction and fantasy, women's, mystery, and detective literature. Lecture. 1-3 credits.

20-801-24801 ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (HU)
Focuses on the aesthetic, spiritual, commercial, cultural, and historical lenses through which humans understand nature. Students may expect to read and respond to works from regional and travel writers, past and present. Lecture. 1- 3 credits.

20-801-24802 GOTHIC LITERATURE (HU)
Discover the horrible, the grotesque, the taboo, the supernatural, and the simply creepy in British and American gothic literature from the 19th century to the present. This course examines the characteristics of the gothic tradition in novels, short fiction, and corresponding film interpretations. We will explore representations of gender, violence, family, politics, nature, and sexuality in these texts and speculate about their enduring and evolutionary qualities. Lecture. 1 - 3 credits.

20-801-24803 THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (HU)
Students discriminate significant works in the graphic novel genre and explore how the mediums of image and word combine to create beautiful and compelling works of fiction, memoir, and criticism. Students read and analyze complex tests dealing with historical, biographical, and supernatural events with characters both realistic and fantastic. Major authors include Scott McCloud, Alan Moore, Marjane Satrapi, and Art Spiegelman. Lecture. 1 - 3 credits.

20-801-24804 CREATIVE NON-FICTION (HU)
Explores the boundary between truth and invention in memoir, travel, nature, crime, adventure, and other categories of fact-based literary writing, and examines both literary technique and the surge in popularity of such writing among contemporary readers. Lecture. 1 - 3 credits.

20-801-24805 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Covers readings in the contemporary American Indian genres of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.Students will examine historical and contemporary themes, and analyze the oral tradition as it shapes contemporary Native American literature.Lecture. 1 - 3 credits.

20-801-255 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (COMM or HU)
Presents the major literacy genres-poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama-and their distinct characteristics. Students will be introduced to principal literary themes, relevant critical approaches, and various literary traditions and cultures. This course enhances appreciation of literature and prepares students for further literary study. Lecture. 3 credits.

General Education
English/Communications Courses

10-801-195 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. Lecture/discussion/workshop. 3 credits.

10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects. Lecture/discussion/workshop. 3 credits.

10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING
Teaches preparation and presentation of written, oral, and multi-media technical reports. Prerequisites: 10-801-195 and 10-801-196 with a grade of "C" or better, or 20-801-219 and 20-810-201 with a grade of "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Lecture/discussion/ workshop. 3 credits.

31-801-304 APPLIED COMMUNICATIONS: WRITING
Focuses on writing skills related to employment. Students write and edit letters, resumes, memos, and brief reports. Lecture/discussion. 2 credits.

31-801-305 APPLIED COMMUNICATIONS: LISTENING AND SPEAKING
Emphasizes effective listening and speaking skills required for job performance and satisfaction. Those skills include interviewing for a job, communicating in the work place, and securing a job promotion. Lecture/discussion. 2 credits.