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ENGL 0203: English as a Second Language

A course in basic English grammar, composition, reading, aural comprehension, and oral communication designed to prepare speakers of English as a second language for the six hour, college level composition sequence.

Note: The grade in this course will be computed in semester and cumulative grade point averages, but the course may not be used to satisfy general education requirements nor provide credit toward any degree.

Students who are placed in ENGL 0203 must earn a grade of C or better in the course before enrolling in ENGL 1013. A student who makes a D or F in ENGL 0203 must repeat the course in each subsequent semester until he or she earns a grade of C or better.

ENGL 0303: Foundational Composition

A course in basic grammar and writing to prepare students for the required six hour composition sequence.

Note: The grade in the course will be computed in semester and cumulative grade point averages, but the course may not be used to satisfy general education requirements nor provide credit toward any degree.

A student who is placed in ENGL 0303 must earn a grade of C or better in the course before enrolling in ENGL 1013. A student who makes a D or F in ENGL 0303 must repeat the course in each subsequent semester until he or she earns a grade of C or better.

ENGL 0404: Developmental Reading and Writing

A course in basic reading and writing skills designed to prepare students for success in the six-hour composition sequence.

Note: The grade in ENGL 0404 will be computed in semester and cumulative grade point average, but the course may not be used to satisfy general education requirements nor provide credit toward any degree.

A student who makes a "D" or "F" in ENGL 0404 must repeat the course in each subsequent semester until he or she earns a grade of "C" or better.

ENGL 1013: Composition I

ACTS Common Course - ENGL 1013

Prerequisite: Score of 19 or above on English section of the Enhanced ACT, 460 or above on the quantitative portion of the SAT, 40 or above on the TSWE, 75 or above on the COMPASS writing section, or a grade of C or better in ENGL 0203 or 0303 or 0404.

A review of grammar, introduction to research methods, and practice in writing exposition using reading to provide ideas and patterns.

Note: May not be taken for credit after successful completion of ENGL 1043.

ENGL 1023: Composition II

ACTS Common Course - ENGL1023

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 1013 or 1043.

A continuation of ENGL 1013 with readings in poetry, fiction, and drama.

Note: May not be taken for credit after successful completion of ENGL 1053.

ENGL 1043: Honors Composition I

Prerequisite: Admission to the Tech Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Director.

An honors course that concentrates on advanced reading and writing skills.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in each of the two composition courses used to satisfy the general education requirement of English/ Communication.

ENGL 1053: Honors Composition II

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 1013 or ENGL 1043 and admission to the Tech Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Director.

An honors writing course that includes the study of poetry, fiction, and drama.

Note: A grade of C or better must be earned in each of the two composition courses used to satisfy the general education requirement of English/ Communication.

ENGL 2003: Introduction to World Literature

ACTS Common Course - ENGL2113

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent.

An exploration of significant authors and themes in world literature.

Note: ENGL 2003 may be used to fulfill the general education humanities requirements.

ENGL 2013: Introduction to American Literature

ACTS Common Course - ENGL2653

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent.

An exploration of significant authors and themes in American literature.

Note: ENGL 2013 may be used to fulfill the general education humanities requirement.

ENGL 2023: Honors World Literature

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 1013 or 1043 and admission to the Tech Honors Program, or permission of the Honors Program Director.

An honors course that explores significant authors and themes in world literature.

Note: ENGL 2023 may be used to fulfill the general education humanities requirement.

ENGL 2043: Introduction to Creative Writing

ACTS Common Course - ENGL2013

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Introduction to techniques of writing both fiction and poetry.

ENGL 2053: Technical Writing

ACTS Common Course - ENGL2023

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Practice in composing abstracts, instructions, visuals, proposals, questionnaires, letters, memos, and a variety of informal and formal reports.

ENGL 2063: Advanced Composition: Practice and Theory

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Practice with several types of expository writing. An introduction to research techniques and composition theory.

ENGL 2173: Introduction to Film

Cross-listed: Jour 2173

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent

A study of film as an art form with particular attention given to genres, stylistic technique and film's relation to popular culture.

Note: ENGL 2173 may be used to fulfill the General Education fine arts requirement.

Note: ENGL 2173 may not be repeated for credit after the completion of JOUR 2173.

ENGL 2213: Introduction to Drama

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent

A study of drama as literature; a study of terminology and elements of drama and the reading of selected works, including both classic and contemporary.

ENGL 2223: Introduction to Poetry

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent

A study of basic form, terminology and specific works.

ENGL 2233: Introduction to Fiction

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent

A study of form, terminology, and specific works of fiction.

ENGL 2263: Mythology

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent

An introduction to the Western mythologies and a study of their influence on Western literature.

ENGL 2283: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent

A survey course which covers classics of the science fiction and fantasy genres. Approach to the works is both historical and thematic.

ENGL 2881: Practicum-Literary Journal Publication

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent

Students will work as staff members of NEBO: A Literary Journal.

Note: May be repeated for a maximum of five semester hours. Cumulative hours in ENGL 2881 and ENGL 4881-4 may not exceed nine.

ENGL 3013: Systems of Grammar

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Students are recommended to complete ENGL 3023 before enrolling in this course. A synthesis of the most useful elements of traditional, transformational, and structural grammar.

ENGL 3023: Introduction to Linguistics

Cross-listed: FR 3023, GER 3023, SPAN 3023, SPH 3023

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A study of basic concepts in language, comparative characteristics of different languages, and the principles of linguistic investigation.

ENGL 3043: Literary Editing and Publishing

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023

A study of literary editing and publishing in print and online.

ENGL 3083: Fiction Workshop

Prerequisite: ENGL 2043.

Concentration in the writing and evaluation of fiction.

Note: May be repeated once for credit as ENGL 3083.

ENGL 3093: Poetry Workshop

Prerequisite: ENGL 2043

Concentration in the writing and evaluation of poetry.

Note: May be repeated once for credit as ENGL 3093.

ENGL 3103: Literary Theory

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A study of contemporary critical approaches to literature.

ENGL 3173: Studies in Film

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A focused study of selected films. Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 3173 if course content differs.

ENGL 3203: Modern Novel

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Reading in representative novels written since 1900.

ENGL 3223: Young Adult Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A survey of young adult literature.

ENGL 3243: Early Novel

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Reading in representative novels written before 1900.

ENGL 3293: Studies in Literature and Language

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A focused study of selected literary works or selected language topics. Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 3293 if course content differs.

ENGL 3303: Literature of the South

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Reading in representative works by writers in the South since the Civil War.

ENGL 3313: American Literature to 1900

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Readings in the works of colonial and nineteenth century American authors.

ENGL 3323: Modern American Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Readings in the works of twentieth century American authors.

ENGL 3413: British Literature to 1800

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Readings in the works of selected early British authors.

ENGL 3423: British Literature since 1800

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Readings in the works of nineteenth-and twentieth-century British authors.

ENGL 3453: Chaucer

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A study of representative works.

ENGL 3463: Shakespeare

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A study of selected comedies, histories, and tragedies.

ENGL 3513: Methods of Research

Prerequisite: ENGL 2063, equivalent, or consent.

A study of techniques for research.

ENGL 4013: History of the English Language

Prerequisite: ENGL 3023, equivalent, or consent.

The development of English sounds, inflections and vocabulary.

ENGL 4023: Second Language Acquisition

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023, equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

An investigation and analysis of the theoretical foundations of learning a second language as a guide to the effective teaching of English to limited English proficiency (LEP) students.

ENGL 4053: Seminar in Technical Communication

Prerequisite: ENGL 2053 or consent.

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4053 if course content differs.

ENGL 4083: Seminar: English Language

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4083 or ENGL 5083 if course content differs.

ENGL 4093: Seminar in Creative Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 2043

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4093 if course content varies.

ENGL 4173: Seminar in Film Studies

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4173 or ENGL 5173 if course content differs.

ENGL 4213: American Folklore

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

A study of the forms and subjects of American folklore, folklore scholarship and bibliography; field work in collecting folklore.

Note: May not be repeated for credit as ENGL 5213.

ENGL 4283: Seminar: World Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4283 or ENGL 5283 if course content differs.

ENGL 4383: Seminar: American Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4383 or ENGL 5383 if course content differs.

ENGL 4483: Seminar: British Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4483 or ENGL 5483 if course content differs.

ENGL 4683: Seminar In Gender Studies

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent

Course content will vary.

Note: May be repeated for credit as ENGL 4683 or ENGL 5683 if course content differs.

ENGL 4703: Teaching English as a Second Language

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023, equivalent, or consent.

An investigation and practice in teaching different levels of English grammar, oral communication, comprehension skills, reading, and composition to foreign students.

ENGL 4713: ESL Assessment

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023, equivalent, or consent.

An introduction to the tools, techniques, and procedures for evaluating the English proficiency and language development of ESL students.

ENGL 4723: Teaching People of Other Cultures

Prerequisite: ENGL 1023, equivalent, or consent.

An examination of cultural diversity in Arkansas and the United States, designed for prospective ESL teachers.

ENGL 4733: Teaching English in the Secondary School

Prerequisite: ENGL 2003, SPH 2003, and admission to Stage II of the teacher education program.

To be taken within one year before student teaching. An introduction to methods and materials used to teach secondary English.

ENGL 4813: Senior Project in Creative Writing

Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 3083 and ENGL 3093.

Completion of a significant creative writing project approved by the instructor.

ENGL 4881,4882,4883,4884: Practicum-Editing Literary Journal

Prerequisites: ENGL 3083, 3093, or consent.

To select and edit writing for publication and to direct staff members in the production of NEBO: A Literary Journal. Candidates for editorial positions must apply to the English Department at the start of the spring semester.

Note: May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours. Cumulative hours in ENGL 2881 and ENGL 4881-4 may not exceed nine.

ENGL 4951,4952,4953,4954: Undergraduate Research in English

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

ENGL 4991,4992,4993,4994: Special Problems in English

Prerequisites: English major or minor and consent of instructor and department head.

Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student.