DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN098Writing for College

Emphasizes the development of effective writing and thinking abilities through mastery of the skills recognized to be essential for academic discourse. A prerequisite to CP100 Critical Writing for students whose entrance tests indicate a need. This is a developmental class – credits do not count toward graduation. 

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN099Reading for College

Emphasizes reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. Develops the tools required to successfully master the demands of college work. This is a developmental class – credits do not count toward graduation. 

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN201Theoretical Approaches to Language and Literature

Introduces students majoring in English, Journalism and Writing, and Theatre to tools for reading, interpreting, and writing about selected works of literature with primary focus on the genres of drama, poetry, short story, and the novel. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN202-L
Cross listed as EN401
Sophomore Writing Lab

Taken concurrently with EN201 Theoretical Approaches to Language and Literature, this one-credit departmental writing lab supports the student’s development as a writer within the major. It is cross-listed with EN401 Senior Writing Lab, a one-credit course supporting the senior student’s development of their thesis or final project for the major. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN220-ANon-Canonical Voices: African-American Literature

One of two courses that satisfy the Non-Canonical Voices requirement for the Literatures in English major, EN220-A focuses on the reading of prose, fiction, poetry, and drama produced by African- American writers, with the aim of increased understanding of the styles and attitudes of these writers within the particular culture and historical moment which produced them. While this course primarily serves the Literatures in English Major, students from other majors seeking a greater understanding of ethnic diversity in our society may also enroll. Alternates with EN220-B Non-Canonical Voices: Ethnic Literature. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent.

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN220-BNon-Canonical Voices: Ethnic Literature

One of two courses that satisfy the Non-Canonical Voices requirement for the Literatures in English major, EN220-B seeks to deepen the student awareness of marginalized voices in American literature. It focuses on the reading of prose fiction, poetry, drama, and the novel created by American writers emerging out of and giving voice to a variety of ethnic traditi ons. Among others, the class will consider literature produced by ethnicities such as Chinese-American, Chicano and Chicana, and Native American. While this course primarily serves the Literatures in English Major, students from other majors seeking a greater understanding of ethnic diversity in our society may also enroll. Alternates with EN220-A Non-Canonical Voices: African-American Literature. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN223Foundations of Literature in English

A survey course covering the literature of the British Isles from Beowulf to Swift and Johnson as well as the earliest English language literatures appearing from the developing American colonies. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN240English Travel Seminar

Designed to allow students to study literary and writing topics in conjunction with travel. Travel destinations and topics will vary. Counts as an elective within the English major. 

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN250World: Mythology

One of three courses that satisfy the World requirement for the Literatures in English major, EN250 is designed to develop the student’s understanding of mythology around the world while also enhancing the student’s research and literary analysis abilities. Alternates with EN280 World: Seminar in European Renaissance. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN260-AMajor Authors: Austen and the Brontës

One of two courses that satisfy the Major Authors requirement, EN260-A provides students with a chance to deepen their knowledge of British Romanticism and Victorianism through consideration of the relationship between a few major figures to the periods in which they wrote. The A version of EN260 also provides students with an ability to understand the particular challenges confronting writing women as they struggled to express themselves and get their works into publication. Alternates with EN260-B C.S. Lewis. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN260-BMajor Authors: C.S. Lewis

One of two courses that satisfy the Major Authors requirement, EN260-B introduces the student to the fiction and apologetics of C.S. Lewis while also exploring the interrelationship between the movements of 20th century history and literature and Lewis’s theology and fiction. Alternates with EN260-A Austen and the Brontës. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245, or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN280European Renaissance

One of three courses that satisfy the World requirement for the Literatures in English major, EN280 provides a discussion-based approach to major authors and works of the European Renaissance. Roughly chronological, it focuses on how these authors and works show the spirit of the age as a pivot point between the medieval and modern worlds. Discussions will be interdisciplinary, but also address the impact of a particular work on the British literary tradition. Alternates with EN250 World: Mythology. Prerequisites: CP100 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CP245 or equivalent.

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN288, 388, and 488Internship

Students arrange for internship credit through the college’s Praxis office. Possibilities include interning as an editor or writer for a college or off-campus publication, as well as work in public relations or journalism. Student work includes documenting the internship for the department. Prerequisites: CP245.

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN290Teaching of Composition and Tutor Training

Students in this course will be taught best practices for peer tutoring in areas of general education, composition, and speech. Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair and strong standing in previous writing classes.

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN324Transatlantic Literature: Enlightenment and Romanticism

The first course in the Transatlantic Sequence, EN324 surveys British and North American English literature of the Enlightenment and Romantic periods. Students will learn the shape of each literary movement and consider how the work of individual authors reflects and reacts against the prevailing literary and philosophical trends of these periods. Students will also consider the differences between these movements as they evolved across different geographical, cultural, and political landscapes. Prerequisites: CP245 or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN325Transatlantic Literature: Victorian

The second course in the Transatlantic Sequence, EN325 TR Victorian Literature surveys British and North American English literature of the Victorian period. Students will learn the shape of each literary movement and consider how the work of individual authors reflects and reacts against the prevailing literary and philosophical trends of these periods. Students will also consider the differences between these movements as they evolved across different geographical, cultural, and political landscapes. Prerequisites: CP245 or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN395Mystery Fiction and Film

Introduces students to the mystery fiction genre in prose and film traditions and considers each work within the literary and historical contexts which influenced its development. Satisfies the Genre Requirement for the Literatures in English major. Prerequisite: CP245 or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN421American Novels

One of two courses that satisfies the Novels requirement for the Literatures in English major, EN421 traces the significant developments of novels in American literature from its beginnings to the present. Alternates with EN422 British Novels. Prerequisite: CP245 or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN422British Novels

One of two courses that satisfies the Novels requirement for the Literatures in English major, EN422 traces the novel tradition in British literature. Alternates with EN421 American Novels. Prerequisite: CP245 or equivalent.

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN430Transatlantic Literature: Modernism and Post-Modernism

The third course in the Transatlantic Sequence, EN430 surveys British and North American English literature of the Modern and Post-Modern periods. Students will learn the shape of each literary movement and consider how the work of individual authors reflects and reacts against the prevailing literary and philosophical trends of these periods. Students will also consider the differences between these movements as they evolved across different geographical, cultural, and political landscapes. Prerequisite: CP245 or equivalent.

3
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN491
Cross listed as JW491, CO491, TR491
Senior Thesis: Literary Criticism

Tailored to help students produce their final writing project for the major. Combines a workshop format to allow ample attention to the specific demands of students projects. Cross-listed with JW491, CO491, and TR491, Students entering from the Literatures in English major will survey critical theories and write a work involving literary analysis. Prerequisite: senior standing.

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Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN491LSenior Writing Lab

Taken concurrently with EN491 Senior Thesis: Literary Criticism, this one-credit departmental writing lab supports the student in the production of his or her thesis or final project for the major. Prerequisite: senior standing.

1
Language, Theatre, and Communication ArtsEN497Theory to Practice: Teaching Literature

Students observe and assist in the teaching of sophomore level literature courses. Students also work with small group and individual tutorials. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.

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