ENG 1101 - English Composition I
In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.
ENG 1131 - Business Writing
Using audience analysis, a writing process and grammatical and formatting skills in an electronic environment, students write letters and messages for both internal and external business situations; they conduct business research and write and document short, informal research business reports, incorporating graphics and presentation materials.
ENG 1199 - Textual Editing
Strategies to achieve a clear, concise, cohesive and emphatic writing style; sentence structure; contemporary grammar and usage.
ENG 1201 - English Composition II
English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.
ENG 2245 - Introduction to Linguistics
The study of language, how it is described, acquired and used, including the structure of language and its sociocultural impact.
ENG 2255 - Poetry Writing
Writing and critical reading of poetry. Manuscript form, publication and market information.
ENG 2256 - Fiction Writing
Traditional elements of short stories (character, scene, conflict, exposition, dialogue, plot and point of view) will be studied, involving student practice in a workshop setting. In addition to extensive student practice, students will read and analyze the work of published writers, learn how to submit their own work for publication and extensively study and write in one or more literary genres. Students will also study alternative or experimental fiction writing techniques.
ENG 2257 - Freelance Writing
Freelance writing covers magazine, newspaper and Internet article writing. It emphasizes generating, researching and developing nonfiction prose.
ENG 2259 - Novel Writing
Novel writing covers advanced study of traditional novel elements in a workshop setting, including the mechanics of manuscript submission.
ENG 2262 - Writing to Publish
This course introduces students to concepts and procedures related to publishing writing, as well as the business and professional aspects of establishing and maintaining a writing career. Topics covered include submission procedures, self-promotion, working with editors and social media, giving readings, and conducting workshops. The types of publishing houses and presses, as well as professional conduct and correspondence is also covered in this course. By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of how to publish their work and market their writing.
ENG 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
ENG 2500 - Advanced Composition
Advanced Composition focuses on sophisticated techniques of expository writing and the refinement of style.