ENGL-English

ENGL-English

ENGL0900. Improvement of Language Usage (3)

A course for students who are not prepared for college-level composition, emphasizing a systematic study of language usage, spelling and writing. (Does not satisfy the catalog specific course requirement for English Composition.) 

ENGL1020. English Composition (3)

A course intended to develop in students college-level writing skills and stimulate them to think critically, express themselves clearly, and develop an appreciation for the medium of language through a variety of writing experiences. For the course to count for General Education requirements, a student must earn a grade of C- or better. Prerequisites: ACT English score of 18 or higher, or an SAT English score of 460, or a COMPASS English score of 70, or a passing grade in ENGL0900.

ENGL1030. University Writing and Research (3)

A course which enables students to sharpen analytical reading skills and, through the medium of research projects, to refine existing critical thinking and writing skills, preparing them for rigorous academic writing.  It acquaints students with current information technology, library resources, and undergraduate research methods, covering the entire process of researching and writing persuasive essays.  A student must earn a grade of C- or better.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL0900, or ACT English score of 20 or higher, or Compass English score of 83 or higher, or passing of the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation, or advanced placement.

ENGL1061. Academic Language Acquisition I (3)

This course integrates academic listening strategies, note-taking and academic discussion in addition to other preparation to give ESL students the skills required to fully participate in the university classroom.  A general academic vocabulary list taught through listening activities aids students' acquisition of frequently-used terms in an undergraduate course level context.  Prerequisites: A TOEFL IBT score of 60/IELTS score of 5.0 or higher.

ENGL1062. Academic Language Acquisition II (3)

This course is a continuation of Academic Language Acquisition I.  The course integrates academic listening strategies, note-taking and academic discussion in addition to other preparation to give ESL students the skills required to fully participate in the university classroom.  The professor tailors the course to emphasize words and  constructions frequently used in the students' major areas of study.  Prerequisites: ENGL1061 or Instructor's permission.

ENGL1063. Course-specific Language Support (3)

This adjunct model course links to a traditional undergraduate content course.  The goal of this course is to provide ESL students the language skills and study strategies that can be further applied to other undergraduate courses.  Particular focus will be the following skills: identifying the main idea of a passage, skimming the reading content, taking appropriate lecture notes, and writing succinct summaries.

ENGL1071. Academic Language Use in Writing (3)

This course gives ESL students step-by-step instruction needed to increase their knowledge of academic writing exponentially.  Students will learn how to do research for writing assignments, plan a writing process, and use comprehensive process strategies to improve their writing.

ENGL1072. Academic Reading and Grammar (3)

This fundamental course introduces ESL students to academic vocabulary and provides a variety of tasks integrated with reading and writing skills.  Grammar presentation will be a key aspect of this course in order to develop students' understanding and application of grammatical structures.

ENGL2020. Research Writing and Critical Thinking (3)

A course which enables students to sharpen analytical reading skills and, through the medium of research projects, to continue to refine the critical thinking and writing skills developed in English Composition. It acquaints students with current information technology and library resources available at NNU, and covers the entire process of researching and writing position papers. Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1020 with a grade of C- or better or advanced placement. 

ENGL2120. English Grammar and Usage (2)

A systematic review of the principles and practice of traditional English grammar and usage conventions. An introduction to morphology and phonology is provided.

ENGL2122.  English Grammar and Usage/Linguistics and History (3)

A systematic review of the principles and practice of traditional English grammar and usage conventions.  An introduction to morphology and phonology is provided.  This course will also introduce students to linguistic theory and the history of the English language, particularly as recorded throughout English literature.  This course is taught partially with ENGL2120 and is offered yearly.

ENGL2210. American Literature: Colonial Period to the Civil War (3)

A survey of American writing from the colonial period through the Civil War emphasizing the development of American literary aesthetics, forms, and ideas. 

ENGL2220. American Literature: Civil War to the Present (3)

A survey of American writing from the Civil War to the present time, emphasizing the development of American literary aesthetics, forms, and ideas. 

ENGL2310. British Literature: Beowulf through the Age of Reason (3)

A survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Restoration. 

ENGL2320. British Literature: The Romantic Age to the Present (3)

A survey of British literature from the Romantic and Victorian periods to the present time. 

ENGL2410. Major Literature of the Western World (3)

An introductory study of major literary works drawn from the European, British, and American traditions. Special emphasis is placed on literary appreciation. 

ENGL2420. World Literature: The Ancient World to the Renaissance (3)

A survey of selected literature from a variety of world cultures. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL2430. World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Modern Era (3)

A survey of selected literature from a variety of world cultures. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL2610. Introduction to Journalism (3)

This course will teach students basic reporting and news writing skills, focusing on Associated Press writing style. Additionally, students will be introduced to the best journalism practices dealing with news value and judgment.

ENGL2610W. Introduction to Journalism (3)

This course will teach students basic reporting and news writing skills, focusing on Associated Press writing style. Additionally, students will be introduced to the best journalism practices dealing with news value and judgment.   Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation.

ENGL2980. Introduction to the Study of Literature (1)

An introduction to basic approaches to literature study. Although open to all students, it is designed to serve as a cohesive agent for the major program. It is required of all majors in the English department. Recommended for the sophomore year. Prerequisites: 3 credits in literature. 

ENGL3010. Teaching English in the Secondary School (3)

This course introduces pre-service teachers to the fundamentals of theory and practice necessary to teach language arts to secondary students.  Research based best practices of teaching grammar, writing, and literature will be emphasized.  Students will write and teach lesson plans.  Students are required to complete a 20-hour field experience. (See EDUC3010)

ENGL3015. Topics in Writing and Literature (3)

Building on the analytical, research, and writing skills gained in ENGL1030, this course provides students the opportunity to explore further the relationships between one particular field of study, academic discipline, or topic and to write critically, engagingly, and knowledgeably about related topics to an informed audience.  A student must earn a grade of C- or better. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation.

ENGL3020. Principles of Writing (3)

An advanced expository writing course emphasizing the thinking and writing skills necessary to develop an effective prose style. A general course appropriate for advanced students in any area, it is especially recommended for potential graduate students. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the English Department Writing Evaluation. 

ENGL3040. Creative Writing - Prose (3)

Principles, techniques, and practice in writing both fiction and non-fiction. Small-group work and individual conferences are included. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3040W. Creative Writing - Prose (3)

Principles, techniques, and practice in writing both fiction and non-fiction. Small-group work and individual conferences are included. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation. 

ENGL3050. Creative Writing - Poetry (3)

Principles, techniques, and practice in writing poems. Emphasis on individual writing and small-group activities. Offered: Alternate years.

ENGL3094. Topics in English (1-3)

Specialized study of a topic, genre, or author. Prerequisites: 3 credits in literature. May be repeated for credit. 

ENGL3120. Linguistics: Structure and History of English (3)

An investigation of both traditional and transformational descriptions of English with special attention to the contribution of structural linguistics to modern understanding of the operation of language. Course will also include a study of the history of the English language from the early backgrounds to Old English to modern American English. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3210. Major Authors in American Literature (3)

A study of selected works of a major American author or authors. Some examples of course topics are: variations on the American Dream, doctors in literature, literature of the sea, small-town America, and American travel literature. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3210W. Major Authors in American Literature (3)

A study of selected works of a major American author or authors. Some examples of course topics are: variations on the American Dream, doctors in literature, literature of the sea, small-town America, and American travel literature. May be repeated for credit. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation.

ENGL3250. The American Novel (3)

A study of the development of the American novel through reading and discussing important novels by American authors. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3250W. The American Novel (3)

A study of the development of the American novel through reading and discussing important novels by American authors. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation.

ENGL3310. Major Authors in British Literature (3)

A study of selected works of a major British author or authors. Some examples of course topics are: faith and doubt in British literature, British fantasy from Swift to Tolkein, and poetry of the Brownings. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3310W. Major Authors in British Literature (3)

A study of selected works of a major British author or authors. Some examples of course topics are: faith and doubt in British literature, British fantasy from Swift to Tolkein, and poetry of the Brownings. May be repeated for credit. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation.  

ENGL3320. Shakespeare (3)

A study of representative plays through reading, viewing, and discussing comedies, tragedies, and histories. 

ENGL3320W. Shakespeare (3)

A study of representative plays through reading, viewing, and discussing comedies, tragedies, and histories. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation.  

ENGL3350. The British Novel (3)

A study of the development of the British novel through reading and discussing important novels by British authors. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3350W. The British Novel (3)

A study of the development of the British novel through reading and discussing important novels by British authors. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation.  

ENGL3410. Greek and Roman Classics (3)

A study of The Iliad, The Odyssey, Greek drama, The Aeneid, and other ancient Greek and Roman works. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3420. Foreign Literature in Translation (3)

Major works of a foreign country or other geographic area (not the United States or Great Britain) will be studied in English translation. Some examples of course topics are twentieth century European literature, literature of the Far and Near East, Latin-American literature, literature of the African diaspora, or literature of European existentialism. The course topics may also focus on the works of a major author in translation. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3420W. Foreign Literature in Translation (3)

Major works of a foreign country or other geographic area (not the United States or Great Britain) will be studied in English translation. Some examples of course topics are twentieth century European literature, literature of the Far and Near East, Latin-American literature, literature of the African diaspora, or literature of European existentialism. The course topics may also focus on the works of a major author in translation. May be repeated for credit. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation. 

ENGL3510. Twentieth Century Poetry (3)

A study of representative British and American poetry of the twentieth century. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3520. Twentieth Century Drama (3)

A study of representative European, British, and American drama from Ibsen to Ionesco. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3610. Advanced Reporting (3)

In this course, students will learn advanced investigative reporting skills needed for in-depth and enterprise reporting. This course will also introduce civic/public journalism and beat journalism. Students will be required to cover a beat for the student newspaper. Prerequisites: ENGL2610. 

ENGL3630. News Analysis and Opinion Writing (3)

In this course, students will study critical writing forms for publication. Journalism genres covered in this class may include: column writing, editorial writing, news analysis, arts review, and mixed opinion/news (advocacy) form. Prerequisites: ENGL2610 or instructor's permission. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3640. News Editing (3)

This course focuses on newsroom management/production skills, including best journalism practices, headline writing and basic newspaper graphic design. Students will also be taught methods for content editing and copyediting. Students will be required to demonstrate a mastery of the Associated Press Stylebook. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3660. Magazine Writing (3)

Students will be exposed to a variety of popular magazine writing styles. In addition, the course will teach students how to query and publish freelance articles in magazine and online publications, with a particular emphasis on publications found in the Writers' Market. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3740. Children's Literature (3)

A study of literature written for children, from pre-school age onward. The course samples a variety of types of literature and will prove valuable for general students, prospective teachers, or parents who wish to enrich their own background in children's literature and to develop qualitative judgment skills.

ENGL3740W. Children's Literature (3)

A study of literature written for children, from pre-school age onward. The course samples a variety of types of literature and will prove valuable for general students, prospective teachers, or parents who wish to enrich their own background in children's literature and to develop qualitative judgment skills. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation. 

ENGL3910. Literary Criticism (3)

The study and application of representative literary criticisms from Plato to the present. It is required of English and English-education majors and recommended for the junior year. Prerequisites: 9 credits in literature. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL3950. Newspaper Practicum (3)

Students will serve on the staff of the Crusader student newspaper for one semester to acquire a practical, working knowledge of the basic skills needed to work in a news media outlet. Students may not be paid staff members on the Crusader and receive credit simultaneously. 

ENGL3960. Internship in Professional Writing (3)

Students will work at least 100 hours in a professional writing situation, such as a newspaper, on a schedule convenient to the needs of the business or office and the students' own course work. The writing situation will be selected in consultation with the English Department Chair. Students will have opportunity to observe and participate in all facets of the business. A supervisor in the business situation will agree to serve as editor, instructor, and supervisor, and be approved by the English Department Chair. Credit and grade will depend upon the completion of the hours in a dependable, professional manner as verified from the supervisor to the professor. 

ENGL4270. Minority Voices in American Literature (3)

A course studying the literature of American cultural minorities. Course content may be either multi-cultural or monocultural. May be repeated for credit. 

ENGL4270W. Minority Voices in American Literature (3)

A course studying the literature of American cultural minorities.  Course content may be either multi-cultural or monocultural. May be repeated for credit.  This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation. 

ENGL4340. Major Romantics and Victorians (3)

Readings in British Romantic and Victorian poetry and prose. The course focuses upon the rapidly changing art and ideas through these periods. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL4340W. Major Romantics and Victorians (3)

Readings in British Romantic and Victorian poetry and prose. The course focuses upon the rapidly changing art and ideas through these periods.  This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation. 

ENGL4350. Major British Authors to the Restoration (3)

A course exploring poetry in English from the Middle Ages until 1700. Content may focus on one or two significant poets (Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton), or on a literary period. Offered: Alternate years. 

ENGL4350W. Major British Authors to the Restoration (3)

A course exploring poetry in English from the Middle Ages until 1700. Content may focus on one or two significant poets (Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton), or on a literary period. This course fulfills the general-education "W" requirement.  Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL1030 with a grade of C- or better, or an ACT English score of 30 or higher AND a superior score on the NNU English Department Writing Evaluation. 

ENGL4960. Senior Internship (3)

Students will work in an instructor-approved journalism-related professional internship. Students must either create or edit journalistic works as part of the internship. Political and public relation internships that deal with media related professional activities may qualify as journalism-related with prior instructor approval. Students must log 100 hours of professional activity during the course of the internship. 

ENGL4980. Senior Seminar (1)

A review of the English program and a commencement of a lifetime of independent reading and thinking. Required of all majors in the English department. Prerequisites: Senior classification.