20-801-219-00 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. 3 credits.
20-801-223-00 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 "B" or better.. Lecture. 3 credits.
20-801-227-00 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. Lecture. 3 credits. Prerequisite(s): 20-801-219-00 English Composition I (C- or better) or 10-801-195-00 Written Communication (B or better).
20-801-228-00 Adv 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. Lecture. 3 credits.
20-801-231-00 British Lit Middle Ages thru 18th Cent (HU)
Examines early English literature through the 18th century Classical Period, including development of the novel. Lecture. 3 credits.
20-801-233-00 Childrens Literature (HU)
Introduces the forms, functions, and 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.
20-801-234-00 Report Proposal and Grant Writing (HU)
Introduction to the theory and practice of preparing and analyzing reports and proposals intended for businesses, 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.
20-801-235-00 British Lit 19th Century to Present (HU)
Examines fiction, poetry, and drama from the Romantic Revival to the Contemporary period. Lecture. 3 credits.
20-801-239-00 American Literature 1865 to Present (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.
20-801-243-00 American Literature Colonial to 1865 (HU)
Examines writings of the Colonial through the Civil War periods, including Native American traditions. Lecture. 3 credits.
20-801-248-01 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. 3 credits.
20-801-248-02 Gothic Literature
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. 3 credits.
20-801-248-03 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. 3 credits.
20-801-248-04 Creative Nonfiction (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. 3 credits.
20-801-248-05 Native American Literature (HU)
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. 3 credits.
20-801-248-06 Science Fiction Literature (HU)
Provides a survey of science fiction literature, including its history, subgenres, and critical theories for examining the genre. Lecture. 3 credits.
20-801-248-07 Contemporary World Literature (HU)
A study of contemporary world literature of the 20th century. You will read texts whose authors have been considered marginalized writers. Lecture. 3 credits.
20-801-255-00 Introduction to Literature (HU)
Presents the major literary genres of 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.