ENGL 099C                 Developmental Reading and English

Integrates developmental English and reading. The course is rooted in research and theory that allows students to be immersed in foundational literacy skills needed for successful progress in college-level courses as well as future integration into their chosen career path. The course is designed for students with mid- to upper-level developmental skills who may benefit from an intensive skill-building curriculum that targets English and reading skills. This course also requires corequisite academic supports. The focus of the course will be on reading and writing skill practice, application, and integration across the disciplines at the college-level. Students will be expected to successfully demonstrate and apply appropriate college-level reading skills and writing skills to a variety of assignments and assessments. Proficiencies in strategic and contextualized reading and writing skills will be developed. Topics in reading and writing skill practice, application, and integration include the reading and writing process, critical thinking strategies, active reading strategies, and well-developed paragraph construction. (Institutional credit only; permission of the department chair required)

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 4

ENGL 100C                 Introductory English

Prepares students for success in ANGL 101C through active reading and critical thinking, practice with the stages of the writing process (including prewriting, drafting, organization, development, coherence, and editing), and work with grammatical concepts that affect clarity and style. The four institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. Students are expected to receive a grade of C or higher in ENGL 100C to advance to ENGL 101C.

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 4

ENGL 101C                 English Composition

Required of all first-year students and designed to teach students to write clear, vigorous prose, this course takes students through all stages of the writing process. Essay topics range from personal narratives to logical arguments. All students learn the resources of the NHTI library and write at least one documented research paper. Available in honors format. Students who have received credit for ENGL 101C cannot also receive credit for ENGL 101FC, ENGL 101XC, GST 100C, or GST 102C.

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 4

ENGL 101FC                 English Composition—FYE

Meets the same objectives as ENGL 101C and embeds topics typically covered in a first-year experience course such as career and major research, priority management, and study skills such as note-taking, test-taking, and critical thinking. Students who have received credit for ENGL 101FC cannot also receive credit for ENGL 101C, ENGL 101XC, GST 100C, or GST 102C. (Prerequisite: Placement testing or ENGL 100C; permission of academic advisor)

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 4

ENGL 101MC                 English Composition: Mindful

Designed to teach students to write clear, vigorous prose. This course takes students through all stages of the writing process. Essay topics range from personal narratives to logical arguments. All students learn the resources of the NHTI library and write at least one documented research paper. Features the study of mindfulness and incorporates mindfulness meditation as an instructional method while exploring aspects of emotional intelligence as they relate to effective communication. Students who have received credit for ENGL 101MC cannot also receive credit for ENGL 101C, ENGL 101FC, and ENGL 101XC.

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 4

ENGL 101XC                 English Composition—Corequisite

Designed for students who need practice in foundational skills while engaging college-level reading and writing skills. Weekly lab sessions will reinforce skills and topics directly related to lecture topics. The course takes students through all stages of the writing process. Essay topics range from personal narratives to logical arguments. All students learn the resources of the NHTI library and write at least one documented research paper. Students who have received credit for ENGL 101XC cannot also receive credit for ENGL 101C and ENGL 101FC.

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 5

ENGL 102C                 Introduction to Literature

An introductory survey exposing the student to representative works from the major genre forms: fiction, poetry, and drama. Available in honors format. Students who have received credit for ENGL 102C cannot also receive credit for ENGL 102C-FYE and ENGL 102MC.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 102C-FYE                 Introduction to Literature: Hero’s Journey

Introduces students to representative works from major genres, such as fiction, poetry, and drama and the concept of the “hero’s journey.” Through reading, writing, discussion, and presentation students analyze texts to understand the role of literature in culture. Using the framework of the literature, students will examine and plan their own journey through college and beyond. Students who have received credit for ENGL 102C-FYE cannot also receive credit for ENGL 102C and ENGL 102MC. ENGL 101C recommended.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 102MC                 Introduction to Literature: Mindful

Introduces students to representative works from major genres such as fiction, poetry, and drama. Through reading, writing, and class discussion, students analyze texts to understand the role of literature in culture. ENGL102MC features the study of mindfulness and incorporates mindfulness meditation as an instructional method while also exploring aspects of emotional intelligence as they relate to effective communication. Students who have received credit for ENGL 102MC cannot also receive credit for ENGL 102C and ENGL 102C-FYE.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 110C/THTR 110C                 Introduction to the Theatre

Provides a broad survey of the basic components of theatre. Students study theatre from different perspectives. They examine plays, the history of theatre as an art, acting, technical theatre, theatre’s impact on society, and important practitioners in the field. Plays are unique in all of literature because they’re only finished in performance in front of an audience. To understand how plays come to their complete realization, the class will see several productions both on and off campus. The student will be responsible for the cost of one ticket for an off-campus production.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 120C/COMM 120C                 Communication

Focuses on the application of communication principles and theories, enabling students to develop public speaking, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and group communication skills. Through an in-depth look at self concept, and verbal and nonverbal language and listening skills, students gain an increased awareness of the way they perceive themselves and others as well as the cultural and ethical implications of behavior. Coursework includes speeches, exercises, and writing assignments. (Students who have received credit for ENGL 120 cannot also receive credit for COMM 120.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 120MC/COMM 120MC                 Communication: Mindful

Focuses on the application of communication principles and theories. Students develop public speaking, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and group communication skills. Through an in-depth look at self concept, and verbal and nonverbal language and listening skills, students gain an increased awareness of the way they perceive themselves and others as well as the cultural and ethical implications of behavior. Coursework includes speeches, exercises and writing assignments. Sections identified as MC (Communicating Mindfully) feature the study of mindfulness and incorporate mindfulness meditation as an instructional method while exploring aspects of contemplative neuroscience and emotional intelligence as they relate to effective communication. (Students who have received credit for ENGL 120MC cannot also receive credit for COMM 120MC.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 120WC                  Communications

Designed for students who intend to continue their education beyond NHTI. This course emphasizes writing and communication skills to help students succeed in upper-level college courses. This writing-intensive seminar puts equal emphasis on process and product, giving students the opportunity to develop metacognitive abilities and improve interpersonal communication skills. By focusing on the application of communication principles and theories, students will develop public speaking, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and group communication skills. Through an in-depth look at self-concept, verbal and nonverbal language, and listening skills, students gain an increased awareness of the way they perceive themselves and others as well as the cultural and ethical implications of behavior. Coursework includes speeches, exercises and writing assignments.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 121C                 Introduction to Film

The art, history, technology, and theory of the narrative motion picture from the silent period to the present.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 125C/COMM 125C                 Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology

Built around the theme of science and technology, this course focuses on improving communication skills. Areas of study include critical reading, critical thinking, public speaking, interpersonal communication, and writing. Topics vary and could include any of the following: physical and technical sciences, natural and health sciences, or social sciences. (Students who have received credit for ENGL 125 cannot also receive credit for COMM 125.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 150C                 Introduction to Drama

An introductory survey involving the study of drama as literature and performance beginning with the Greeks and continuing through Shakespeare to the present.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 160C                 Introduction to Poetry

Designed to make students aware of the aesthetic value of poetry and develop their critical skills as readers. Included is an in-depth study of the various genres and structural elements of poetry. Genres considered are sonnet, ode, elegy, ballad, epic, dramatic monologue, and open form. Structural elements surveyed include imagery, sound, rhythm, rhyme, tone, and diction.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 201C                 English Composition II

Aiming at higher levels of writing competencies, this class focuses on analysis, argument, and research. It addresses issues of style and structure, from the sentence level to the whole essay, and incorporates peer review and critique. Students are required to collect and evaluate information, to analyze subjects from a variety of critical perspectives, and to use logic to present and defend conclusions. Students compose essays of varying lengths, including shorter reflections and more sustained arguments. Individual instructors may offer the course based on a theme. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C with a grade of C or higher)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 210C                 British Literature I

Traces the development of British literature from the Middle Ages through the early eighteenth century and includes readings in poetry, fiction, essay, and drama. Authors’ works will be examined within the cultural, philosophical, and political climate in which they were created. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 211C                 British Literature II

This course traces the development of British literature from the late eighteenth century to the present. The poetry, fiction, essays, and dramas of several major authors of the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods will be studied. Authors’ works will be examined within the cultural, philosophical, and political climate in which they were created. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 214C                 American Literature Survey I: to 1865

Traces American Literature to 1865. Students read representative major, as well as minor, writers from all literary periods and various movements. Readings are set in the cultural contexts in which they were created. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.) Available in online format.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 215C                 American Literature Survey II: 1865 – present

Covers American literature from 1865 to the present. It is designed for English majors and others interested in the character and history of U.S. literature. Students read representative major, as well as minor, writers from various literary periods and movements. Readings will be set in an historical and cultural context. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221C                 Film Genres and Directors

Offers students an advanced, focused examination of the art, history, and theory of a body of narrative films, which may be related by genre, filmmaker, country, style, movement, theme, and/or culture and ideology. Uses viewing, lectures, and class discussion and emphasizes film theory, criticism, and history. This course may be repeated for credit as topics change, providing student earned a grade of C or better. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221AC                 Images of Light

Utilizing viewings, lectures, and class discussion and emphasizing film theory, criticism, and history, this course explores the creative and dynamic interrelationships of filmmaking, particularly between the director and the director of photography between the vision of a film and its realization.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221BC                 Films of 1962

An examination of the year 1962 in film, arguably the best year in international filmmaking. Utilizing film viewing, lectures, projects, and discussions, the course will explore not only how and why international filmmaking reached its apogee in 1962 but also the lasting effects of these films and the filmmakers. Films screened include Jules et Jim; Eclipse; Through a Glass Darkly; Viridiana; Yojimbo; Last Year at Marienbad; Cleo From Five to Seven; Manchurian Candidate; To Kill a Mockingbird; Lolita; Ride the High Country; Miracle Worker; Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; and Lawrence of Arabia.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221CC                 American Independent Cinema

An independent film is one that has been funded independently of a major studio; typically the monies come from limited partnerships, personal loans, presales, private investors, or credit cards. The late 1980s and 1990s saw a tremendous emergence of U.S. independent cinema, as a variety of eccentric and challenging filmmakers and evolving film styles came to America. This course will focus on American independent film directors, the process of conception, funding to creation, and distribution of their initial film. With several directors we will explore their achievements and studio flops.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221DC                 The Modern Classics

Utilizing viewings, lectures, class discussions, presentations and emphasizing film theory, criticism, and history, this course explores the audacity, range, depth, and stylistic experimentation of the newest wave of filmmaking (the influences on films since the 1994 release of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction) as seen through American and foreign films.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221EC                 German Expressionism

Utilizing viewings, lectures, and class discussion and emphasizing film theory, criticism, and history, this course explores the creative and dynamic interrelationships in Germany of the Expressionist Film movement in the time between the two world wars as well as the reinterpretation of that period prior to reunification. Expressionism and Post-Expressionism as movements will be explored within the context of the times, concentrating on the intensity of the artist’s inner world capturing the nightmarish quality of artistic vision. Emphasis will be placed on the mood of Expressionism and how art anticipates history.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221FC                 American Cult Cinema

Allows the student to view, research, and discuss nearly two dozen motion pictures more or less widely regarded as “bad movies” in one or more ways. In seeking to determine intelligently what factors might contribute toward cinematic badness, students will consider subject matter, personal and societal prejudices, the effects of the passing of time, the effects of change, stigmatization of particular movie genres and/or directors and/or actors, and a wide variety of other aspects relating to viewer perception of a movie’s quality or lack thereof.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221GC                 Darkness and Light: Film Noir

Utilizing viewings, lectures, and class discussion and emphasizing film theory, criticism, and history, this course explores the origins of film noir and examines pre-noir films but also noir films of the classic period as well as those of the post-classic and modern periods.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221HC                 Alfred Hitchcock

An in-depth study of the film techniques and unique storytelling genius of Alfred Hitchcock, including an examination of the influences of other directors and cinematic movements on Hitchcock. This course will trace his career as the “master of suspense” from his early films in England to his American works and includes the star system, character development, storyboards, and the art of the action montage.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 221IC                 Stanley Kubrick

As a director known for controversial films such as Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, and A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick repeatedly bucked the Hollywood mainstream, emerging as an outsider who resisted the scrutiny of conventional film criticism and biography. This class will study in-depth the film techniques, influences of other directors and cinematic movements, and unique storytelling of Stanley Kubrick.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0     Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 240C                 Cultural Identity through Young Adult Fiction

Students will read, discuss, and evaluate a range of literature written for young adults (grades 8-12). This course will investigate the social and cultural norms presented to teens through the literature written for them. Students will consider whether YA literature is reflective of changing cultural norms or if the shifts in popular literature can shape the collective identity of a generation of teens. In addition to exploration of mass media spin-offs and popular literature fads, students will critically analyze the major contributing authors in modern YA literature and how the common themes teens deal with are handled by those authors. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent with a grade of C or higher, or permission of the department chair)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 251C                 Contemporary Drama

A seminar focused on major European and American drama since the 19th century. Through reading, discussion, and lecture regarding the works of major writers, students are exposed to contemporary issues in the development of the dramatic art. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 255C                 Shakespeare

A study of representative works by William Shakespeare. Selections are chosen from histories, comedies, and tragedies. Students are introduced to the social and cultural characteristics of the Early Modern Period, the biography of the author, and various issues surrounding the life and works. No previous knowledge of Shakespeare is assumed. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 260C                 The Novel

A genre class designed for advanced students; selects from a wide range of representative texts in this essential literary form. Students will read approximately eight works of fiction. Selections may be drawn from any period of literature from the 18th-century origin of the form up to the present and may incorporate both texts written in English as well as English translations of non-English texts. Readings will be set in their historical and cultural contexts and will display the wide range of texts covered by the word Novel.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 272C                 Modern Short Fiction

A study of fiction focusing on elements and themes of the short story art form in stories written in the past 150 years. Through close reading, lectures, and discussions, stories are placed in the contexts of literary trends and periods. Biographical information may also be studied to gain a better understanding of the unique styles and perspectives of individual authors. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.) 

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 285C                 Literature, Technology, and Culture

Examines the cultural implications of science and technology in the modern world. Students study a range of essays and fictional works in traditional literature, science, and science fiction, which may include such works as Frankenstein and Brave New World. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.) 

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 286C/TECP 86C                 Introduction to Linguistics

Focuses on linguistics, the scientific study of language. Students explore the properties of language and linguistic challenges faced by English language learners. The course will expand on the subfields within the linguistics: phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, and semantics and pragmatics. Concepts relevant to teaching English will be taught: pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Language variation and written discourse will also be addressed as well as how to apply this knowledge to the English language classroom. Linguistic principles and features of both English and other languages will be examined to promote familiarity with the language experiences of English language learners. A native speaker of a world language will act as a “grammar text” as we decipher an unknown grammar in a field methods format. This course is required for those in the TECP: ESOL Conversion program. Others must have permission from the director of TECP or the director of cross-cultural education. (Prerequisites: ENGL 101C, minimum of B average)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 287C                 Women in Literature

Images and roles of women in literature are traced from historical to contemporary times through a study of selected works in fiction, poetry and drama. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.) 

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 291C                 Contemporary Issues and World Literature

An investigation of current and enduring issues through world literature. Emphasis on 20th century works, but works from other periods are also considered. Topics vary from year to year and with the instructor. See department for details of current offerings. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.) Available in honors format.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0   Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 291AC                 Contemporary Latin American Literature

Images and examples of Latin American culture in literature are traced from historical to contemporary times with an emphasis on 20th century contemporary works through a study of selected works in fiction, poetry, film, and drama.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 291BC                 Contemporary Spanish Literature

Through a study of selected works in fiction, poetry, film, and drama, this course traces images and examples of Spanish culture and relevant issues through various landscapes, comparing current and post-war issues as well as literary conversations and connections to American and European literature. The emphasis is on contemporary works. It is available in an online format. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent, or permission of the department chair. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.) Students interested in an enrichment travel experience related to this course should contact the English department chair. The travel portion of this course is not required. Students should note that the cost of the trip to Barcelona is not included in the tuition for this course. Students are responsible for all costs of this trip.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 294MC/COMM 294MC                 Communicating Mindfully Capstone

Reviews and builds upon key elements of mindful communication students have been studying throughout their degree program. Students practice applying mindful communication skills in the workplace and reflect on those experiences to improve interactions with colleagues, customers, clients, and others. In addition, students work in small groups in which each partner has a different major than the other (when possible). Through online discussion posts, students practice mindful communication techniques practice attending to others, confirming understanding, and providing feedback that is respectful, insightful, and useful. Students are encouraged and given the opportunity to engage in regular contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. (Students who have received credit for ENGL294C cannot also receive credit for COMM294C.) (Prerequisites: ENGL 101MC, ENGL 102MC, and ENGL 120MC, or permission of the Department Chair of English; corequisite for IT majors only: IST 294C.) 

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 1

ENGL 295C                 Creative Writing

Designed for writers interested in learning about creative writing. Students will present and critique their own original work and the work of their classmates as well as examine published works. Additionally, students will explore the various elements of drama, fiction, or poetry or mixed genre, depending on the focus of the specific course. Information on preparing a manuscript for submission and publication may also be included. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or permission of the instructor; an introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 295AC                 Creative Writing: Fiction

Designed for writers interested in learning more about the craft of fiction writing. Students will examine published short stories in the classic and contemporary canon as well as present and critique their own work and the work of others. Additionally, the students will explore some of the genres of fiction in more depth including science fiction and fantasy, mystery, and children’s books. Lectures on preparing a manuscript for submission and the publishing industry are included. Available in honors format. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or permission of instructor. Students who do not have the prerequisite may be asked to submit a writing sample. An introductory-level literature course is highly recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 295BC                 Creative Writing: Poetry

Designed for writers interested in learning about the craft of poetry writing. Students will present original work to their teacher and classmates for discussion and critique as well as examine published works. Additionally, the students will explore the various elements of poetry. Students will be expected to spend the majority of their time writing and revising original works. Information on preparing a manuscript for submission and publication may also be included. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or permission of the instructor; ENGL 102C or ENGL 160C is recommended.)

Lecture Hours: 3     Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 295CC                 Creative Writing—Nonfiction

Provides an introduction to the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction, an approach to “telling the truth” that many tools of fiction writing and journalism. Students will read, write, critique, and analyze pieces demonstrating the different styles in this genre: memoir, essay, and literary journalism. In addition, this course will include lectures, workshops, and peer editing. Students will experiment with the basic techniques of journalism, such as researching, reporting, and interviewing. The goal is to help students write stories that give meaning to experience, in a way that touches others. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or by permission of the instructor.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 295DC                 Playwriting

Illuminates and guides students through the art and craft of writing for performance. This course explores the fundamental principles needed to build a realistic play that is intended to be produced on the stage. Though the course is built around the construction of plays, the principles, writing exercises, readings, and other assignments serve as a solid base for any form of dialogue-driven writing. The class will culminate in the writing and staged-readings of 10-minute plays and performance texts. Students are expected to attend, at their own expense, one live theater production to be specified. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C with a grade of C or higher.) Students receiving credit for ENGL 295DC cannot also receive credit for THTR 120C.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 295EC                 Creative Writing: Young Adult Fiction

Designed for writers interested in learning more about the craft of writing fiction for young adults. Students will examine published short stories and novels in the classic and contemporary canon for readers ages 12-17, as well as present their own work and critique the work of others. Students will explore some of the subgenres of young adult fiction in more depth, including science fiction and fantasy, edge, and horror, and study how the major themes relevant to teen readers are addressed in those subgenres. Students may choose to work on a series of short stories or on a longer, novel-length piece. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C or equivalent with a grade of C or higher, or permission of the department chair)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ENGL 298AC                 Contemporary Spanish Literature: Barcelona Travel Lab

Following the study of selected works in fiction, poetry, film and drama, this course explores through travel to Barcelona many of the places referenced in these works and provides a hands-on experience of Spanish culture. It is intended to reinforce and set the learning acquired in ENGL 291BC. (Prerequisite: ENGL 291BC with a grade of C or higher.) Students should note that the cost of the trip to Barcelona is not included in the tuition for this course. Students are responsible for all costs of this trip.

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 1

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