English Courses

English, ENGL = 0130

The prerequisites to sophomore-level English are 3 semester hours of freshman-level English or equivalent credit. A student may enroll for sophomore-level English concurrently with the second semester of freshman-level English.

The prerequisites to any advanced course are 6 hours of freshman-level English and 6 hours of sophomore-level English, or equivalent credit.

To satisfy the university's sophomore-level English requirement, students should take ENGL 2210-2220. ENGL 2700 may be substituted for ENGL 1320 in some majors. Students should consult advisers in their majors.

1200. Developmental Writing. 3 hours. Covers sentence formation and skills needed for argumentation and exposition within introduction, body and conclusion. Emphasizes audience, purpose and occasion. Does not apply to degree. Pass/no pass only.

1310-1320. Freshman English.

1310 (1301). College Writing I. 3 hours. Writing as a means of ordering and shaping experience, information and ideas. Emphasis on perfecting texts through several drafts.

1320 (1302). College Writing II. 3 hours. Continuation of ENGL 1310. Writing in response to reading and research. Emphasis on perfecting texts through several drafts. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1310 or equivalent.

1311-1321. Classic Core, Composition I and II.

1311. Classic Core, Composition I. 3 hours. Introduction to Classic Learning Core Honors Program and composition. Study of literary types and of Western culture to 1660; extensive practice in writing essays; individual conferences. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors. May be substituted for ENGL 1310.

1321. Classic Core, Composition II. 3 hours. Continuation of ENGL 1311. Preparation of fully documented research paper; individual conferences. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors. May be substituted for ENGL 1320.

1312-1322. English Composition for International Students.

1312. Grammar and Composition for International Students. 3 hours. A linguistic synopsis of the essentials of English grammar in conjunction with the study and production of effective written and oral composition. May be substituted for ENGL 1310 by international students only.

1322. Composition and Rhetoric for International Students. 3 hours. Continuation of ENGL 1312. Course focuses on both the analysis and the production of expository writing as well as increased facility with the English language. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1312 or equivalent. May be substituted for ENGL 1320 by international students only.

1313. Computer Assisted College Writing I. 3 hours. Writing as a means of critical thinking, with emphasis on the process of perfecting the essay through the writing of several drafts in the English computer classroom. No computer experience required. May be substituted for ENGL 1310.

1323. Computer Assisted College Writing II. 3 hours. Continuation of ENGL 1313. Study of the relationship between writing and research. Emphasis on the process of perfecting the essay through the writing of several drafts in the freshman computer laboratory. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1313 or equivalent. May be substituted for ENGL 1320.

2210-2220. World Literature.

2210 (2332). 3 hours. Masterpieces of Western world literature from Homer through the early Renaissance. Prerequisite(s): three semester hours of freshman-level English or equivalent credit.

2220 (2333). 3 hours. Masterpieces of Western world literature since the Renaissance. Prerequisite(s): three semester hours of freshman-level English or equivalent credit.

2211-2221. World Literature for Classic Learning Core Honors.

2211. 3 hours. A survey of the masterpieces of Western world literature from Homer through the early Renaissance. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors.

2221. 3 hours. A survey of Western world literature since the Renaissance. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors.

2352-2362. Representative Readings in Literature for International Students.

2352. 3 hours. Readings in the short story and novel, especially modern American literature and culture. May be substituted for ENGL 2210 by international students only. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1312 or equivalent.

2362. 3 hours. Readings in poetry and drama, especially modern American works. May be substituted for ENGL 2220 by international students only. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1312 or equivalent.

2700 (2311). Technical Writing. 3 hours. Expository writing, especially for science, pre-engineering and business students. May be substituted for ENGL 1320 in some programs; students should consult advisers in their majors. Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of freshman and sophomore English or the equivalent or consent of department.

2702. Technical Writing for International Students. 3 hours. Expository writing, especially for science, pre-engineering and business students. May be substituted for ENGL 1320 in some programs by international students only; students should consult advisers in their major. Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of freshman and sophomore English or the equivalent.

2900-2910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

3060. Principles of Language Study. 3 hours. An introductory linguistics course that focuses on the structure of English (phonology, morphology and syntax). The course includes language acquisition and development, the history of English, dialects of American English and problems of usage.

3100. Introduction to Creative Writing. 3 hours. Processes and techniques of imaginative writing, both poetry and prose fiction.

3140. Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction. 3 hours. Principles and practices in the writing of fiction. Recommended prerequisite(s): ENGL 3100.

3150. Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry. 3 hours. Principles and practices in the writing of poetry. Recommended prerequisite(s): ENGL 3100.

3360. Survey of Classical Literature. 3 hours. A survey of Greek and Roman literature with emphasis on the mythology of the Classical Age.

3410-3420. British Literature Survey.

3410. 3 hours. British literature to 1780.

3420. 3 hours. British literature from 1780 to the present.

3450. Short Story. 3 hours. Technique and development; 19th- and 20th-century material including European short fiction in translation.

3810-3820. American Literature Survey.

3810. 3 hours. American literature to 1870.

3820. 3 hours. American literature from 1870 to the present.

3850. The Literature of Texas. 3 hours. Study of Texas poetry, prose and drama that reflect the cultural and social inheritance of the state.

3910. Special Studies in Literature. 1-3 hours. Selected major authors, significant literary periods, thematically related literary works or topics of interest. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4010. English Language in America. 3 hours. Linguistic analysis of historical and contemporary American English; regional and social variations. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

4020. Structure of Modern English. 3 hours. Modern English grammars, morphology and syntax; principles of analysis and various theories of English structure; relationship between linguistic structure, rhetorical pattern and literary style. (Same as ENGL 5090.)

4040. General Linguistics. 3 hours. Survey of methods and results of scientific study of human language; linguistic universals; translation, and first- and second-language acquisition.

4070. History of the English Language. 3 hours. Descriptive survey; relationship to other Indo-European languages; emphasizes evolution of Modern English from Old English and Middle English.

4080. Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 hours. Theory and method of teaching English as a second language. Study of major approaches with specific attention to methods of teaching, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of English and one Group D course.

4100. Advanced Creative Writing: Mixed Genre. 3 hours. Study and emulation of American poetry and fiction in the contemporary mode. Prerequisite(s): either ENGL 3140 or 3150.

4150. Literary Criticism. 3 hours. Principles based on representative readings from major critics; essays and class exercises in forming independent critical judgment.

4160. Advanced Expository Writing. 1-3 hours. Tutorial course in logical and rhetorical principles; practice in writing effective exposition; analyzing and criticizing models.

4170. Principles and Practices of Rhetoric. 3 hours. A study of the major rhetoricians from Aristotle to Kenneth Burke, organized on a historical basis; emphasis on uses of rhetorical techniques in student writing.

4180. Advanced Technical Writing. 3 hours. Practical application of technical-writing theory and style in industry, business and the
sciences. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2700 is recommended.

4190. Technical Editing. 3 hours. The editing of drafts of technical manuals and other technical reports; the design of technical reports. Experience in applying rules governing technical-writing style. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2700 is recommended.

4250. Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals. 3 hours. The application of the principles of technical style to the writing of technical procedures and manuals. Intensive practice in writing technical procedures and manuals. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4180 is recommended.

4290. World Drama. 3 hours. Comparative study of Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Indian and English masterpieces; drama as a reflection of changing ideologies, customs and dramatic conventions.

4300. Modern Drama. 3 hours. Survey of American, British and Continental European drama; cultural background, dramatic structure and literary trends; Ibsen, Shaw, O'Neill, Lorca, Pirandello, Albee and Beckett.

4400. American Fiction. 3 hours. Reading and analysis of American novels and short stories by Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, James, Faulkner, Hemingway, Welty and others.

4410. Chaucer. 3 hours. The Canterbury Tales and other works as a picture of medieval life and illustration of various literary types; the language of Chaucer and its development into modern English.

4420. Poetry. 3 hours. Methods of reading and analyzing poetry; techniques of explication. Includes poetry from a variety of cultures.

4430. Shakespeare. 3 hours. Representative comedies, histories and tragedies; survey of Shakespeare's life; his relation to his predecessors and contemporaries.

4440. Milton. 3 hours. Prose and poetry of Milton; political and religious thought of his day.

4470. British Drama. 1-3 hours. May be offered as a survey from the origins into the 20th century or as a study of any of the major periods in the survey: medieval, Renaissance, Restoration and modern. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4500. British Fiction. 3 hours. Reading and analysis of British novels and short stories by Defoe, Austen, Fielding, Dickens, Lawrence, Burgess, Hardy and others.

4600. Continental European Fiction. 3 hours. Study and analysis of continental European novels and short stories in translation. Works by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Chekhov, Zola and others.

4760. Specialized Expository Writing. 3 hours. The application of rhetorical, analytical and organizational principles to the writing of expository prose in specialized areas of study.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

4920. Cooperative Education in English. 1-3 hours. Supervised work in a job directly related to the student's major, professional field of study or career objective. Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours credit in English; student must meet employer's requirements and have consent of the department chair. May be repeated for credit.

4940. Special Seminar in Literature or Language. 1-3 hours. Study of a major author, topic or genre in literature or language that extends the scope of traditional offerings. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

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