English (ENG)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

ENG 099 Developmental Writing Skills 3(3-0)
Reading and writing assignments introducing argumentation, analysis, and synthesis. Practice in essay writing stressing thesis construction, organization, and development. Does not count toward graduation. (S/U grading) (F,S)

ENG 100 English as a Second Language (3-12 VAR)
Intensive practice in English Language skills with an emphasis on writing for non-native speakers of English. (*) Repeatable (12)

ENG 101 Composition I 3(3-0)
Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing clear and coherent essays that reflect an understanding of the writing process, rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and academic discourse. Prerequisites: English 099, or ACT verbal score of at least 18, or SAT verbal score of at least 440, or an Accuplacer test score of at least 95. (F,S,SS)

ENG 102 Composition II 3(3-0)
Sequential course providing continued engagement with critical thinking, reading, argumentation, and using rhetorical techniques in academic writing. Emphasis on research strategies. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (F,S,SS)

ENG 106 (ANTHR 106) Language, Thought and Culture 3(3-0)
Cross-cultural introduction to language processes in human society. (*)

ENG 111 Intro to American Academic Discourse 3(3-0)
Practical introduction to American academic discourse and culture for international students, stressing oral and written discussion skills. (*)

ENG 114 Introduction to Creative Writing 3(3-0)
An introduction to poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing, stressing honest and clear writing and heightened critical thinking skills within a workshop setting. (F)

ENG 130 Introduction to Literature 3(3-0)
Introduction to the three major literary genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. The main emphasis is on close reading and textual analysis. (*)

ENG 161 Careers for English Majors 1(1-0)
Identifies career options and presents employment opportunities for English majors. (*)

ENG 201 Introduction to Literary Study 3(3-0)
Introduction to literary genres, major periods and writers, close reading and textual analysis, modern literary criticism, and research methods. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 210 American Literature I 3(3-0)
Literature and literary history of America to 1865. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 212 American Literature II 3(3-0)
Literature and literary history of America from 1865 to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 220 (CS 220) Survey of Chicano Literature 3(3-0)
Survey of outstanding contemporary Chicano works. Literature deals with Chicano themes, including analysis of folklore and myth. (*)

ENG 221 Masterpieces of Literature I 3(3-0)
Significant writings in world literature from the ancients through the Renaissance and their backgrounds. (F)

ENG 222 Masterpieces of Literature II 3(3-0)
Significant writings in world literature from the seventeenth century to the present and their backgrounds. (S)

ENG 231 Literature of England I 3(3-0)
Literature and literary history of England from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the 18th Century. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 232 Literature of England II 3(3-0)
Literature and literary history of England in the Romantic, Victorian and Modern Periods. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 240 Survey of Ethnic Literature 3(3-0)
This course provides an introduction to the literature of four major ethnic groups in the U.S.: Native American, African American, Chicano, and Asian American. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (*)

ENG 251 Traditional Grammar Theory 3(3-0)
Primarily for non-majors who wish to improve their understanding of how language works, for teacher education majors, and for English majors who want additional background for advanced language courses. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 254 Literature of Science Fiction 3(3-0)
Imaginative literature of fact and fiction, reading, lectures, movies, and television. (*)

ENG 291 Special Topics (1-3 VAR) (*) Repeatable

ENG 303 Adv. Comp., Rhetoric, and Grammar 3(3-0)
Advanced persuasive writing, including rhetoric and grammar. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 305 Technical and Scientific Report Writing 3(3-0)
Emphasis on discrete professional formats and styles in writing manuals, proposals, government contracts and reports. For upperclassmen in technical and professional fields. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (F,S)

ENG 307 Poetry 3(3-0)
Poetry as a genre; prosody and techniques of fixed-form and free verse; poetic traditions from ancient to contemporary; poetic theory and criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 308 Fiction 3(3-0)
Prose fiction as a genre, including the modern short story and representative novels from 1700 to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 309 Drama 3(3-0)
Drama as a literary genre; representative works from the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, modern, and contemporary traditions; historical, theatrical, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 309L Drama on Screen 1(0-1)
Provides students the opportunity to see filmed performances of plays studied in ENG 309, spanning 2,500 years of dramatic history. Corequisite: ENG 309 recommend. (*)

ENG 315 Creative Writing: Poetry 3(3-0)
Introduction to writing poetry. A studio workshop for students to grow in their appreciation of poetic processes. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 316 Creative Writing: Fiction 3(3-0)
Introduction to creating character, situation, and overall structure, emphasis on imaginative and real-life portrayal. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 317 Creative Nonfiction 3(3-0)
Introduction to writing the reflective essay. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 318 Creative Writing: Drama 3(3-0)
Introduction to playwriting. Composition of a one-act play and development of creative and critical thinking through the study of major playwrights. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 321 American Romanticism 3(3-0)
A study of the major figures in the development of American Romanticism. Prerequisites: ENG 310 and 312, or permission of instructor. (*)

ENG 322 American Literary Realism, 1870-1910 3(3-0)
A study of the development of Realism and Naturalism in American literature during the late 19th century and the early 20th century. Prerequisites: ENG 310 and 312, or permission of instructor. (*)

ENG 323 Modern American Literature 3(3-0)
A study of major writers’ themes, and developments in American literature from the 1910s to the 1960s. Prerequisites: ENG 310 and 312 or permission of instructor. (*)

ENG 324 American Cinema/American Culture 3(3-0)
From early twentieth century to date, a survey of profoundly influential, selected American films, their aesthetic, cultural and technological impacts. (*)

ENG 325 Nature Writing in the West 3(3-0)
Studies in writings about the western landscape and environment by American nature writers; intensive practice in nature writing. (*)

ENG 326 Writing for the WEB 3(3-0)
Writing for the World Wide Web and intranets, including rhetorical approaches, elements of design, and organizing informative sites for education, government, business, and the arts. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 328 Contemporary American Lit 3(3-0)
Advanced study of a focused topic in contemporary American literature (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 330 Modern European Drama 3(3-0)
Survey of major developments in modern European drama. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (*)

ENG 331 Development of the Novel 3(3-0)
Emphasis on social problems and European influences, focus on trends coming to full development in the 20th century. Includes recent works. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 335 (SPCOM, WS 335) Gender and Communication 3(3-0)
This course examines the ways that gender affects communication behaviors and helps develop an awareness of the processes that affect gender socialization and stereotyping. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 340 (WS 340) Women in Literature 3(3-0)
Intensive study of literature written by women, in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 351 Children’s Literature 2(2-0)
Classic and contemporary children’s literature with emphasis on selection and evaluation. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (*)

ENG 352 English Syntax and Usage 3(3-0)
English usage and language systems, emphasis on forms and functions of language analysis. (*)

ENG 354 Women Writers of Science Fiction 3(3-0)
Classic and contemporary science fiction written by women. (*)

ENG 355 Women Writers of Detective Fiction 3(3-0)
Survey detective fiction by women from Agatha Christie to the present. (*)

ENG 370 Rediscovering the Fairy Tale 3(3-0)
The Fairy Tale: Its history, psychological basis, relationship to mythology, and transformations in poetry, film, music, and visual art. (*)

ENG 371 Medieval English Literature 3(3-0)
Advanced study of a focused topic in medieval literature, (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 372 Early Modern English Literature 3(3-0)
Advanced study of a focused topic in early modern English literature, (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 373 Restoration & 18th-C. English Lit 3(3-0)
Advanced study of a focused topic in Restoration and 18th-century English literature, (genre, theme, set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 374 Romantic & Victorian English Lit 3(3-0)
Advanced study of a focused topic in Romantic and/or Victorian English literature (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 375 Modern & Contemporary English Lit 3(3-0)
Advanced study of a focused topic in modern and/or contemporary English literature (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 381 Shakespeare 3(3-0)
Representative works in various genres, with attention to cultural and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 381L Shakespeare on Screen 1(0-2)
Viewing and study of Shakespeare’s plays in video and film versions. (*)

ENG 384 Studies in Major Writers 3(3-0)
Intensive study of a major writer or writers in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 385 Literacy Criticism and Theory 3(3-0)
Traditional and contemporary critical theories of literature and their applications. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (F)

ENG 391 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 121 or permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable

ENG 412 Literature for Adolescents 2(2-0)
Literature suitable for adolescents, including classical and contemporary authors, and issues in selection and evaluation. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 414 Advanced Writing Workshop 3(3-0)
Development of students’ best writings in workshop format in preparation for graduate school and/or publication. A genre-specific focus is required upon enrollment. Prerequisites: ENG 114 and ENG 315, 316, 317, or 318. (S)

ENG 424 Novels into Film 1740-Present 3(2-2)
Comparative study of great novels, 1740-present, and film versions of those novels. (*)

ENG 440 (MCCNM 440) Magazine Writing 3(3-0)
Instruction and practice in writing nonfiction magazine articles with emphasis on story research and market selection. Prerequisites: ENG 303 or 317 or permission of instructor. (*)

ENG 441 Chaucer and His Age 3(3-0)
Chaucer and his contemporaries in their cultural and historical setting. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or ENG 102 and HIST 102. (*)

ENG 445 Magazine Editing and Production 3(3-0)
Writing, editing, and design for printing and Web publication of a general-circulation regional magazine. Prerequisites: ENG 440 or MCCNM 202 or 311 or 440 or permission of the instructor. (*)

ENG 452 History of the English Language 3(3-0)
English language from Anglo-Saxon period to present; emphasis on history linguistic and structural changes. Prerequisites: ENG 251 or ENG 303 or ENG 352. (*)

ENG 461 Careers for English Majors 1(1-0)
Identifies and explores graduate school and employment opportunities. (*)

ENG 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR) (*) Repeatable

ENG 493 Senior Seminar 3(3-0)
In-depth analysis of specific topics, themes, authors, and works in American, English or world literature. Prerequisite: ENG 385. (*)

ENG 494 Field Experience (1-5 VAR)
A semester-long internship. Student performs professional duties using English-related skills required by the cooperating agencies. (*) Repeatable

ENG 495 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
Directed, intensive study and guidance in studying major literary figures or movements, arranged with the chair of the department. (*) Repeatable


GRADUATE COURSES

ENG 500 Workshop (1-3 VAR)

Individually subtitled professional development workshops focused on writing and student achievement; designed for educators by the Southern Colorado Writing Project. No workshop subtitle may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

ENG 511 Seminar: American Literature 3(3-0)
In-depth analysis of specific topics, themes, authors, and works. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ENG 512 Literature for Adolescents 2(2-0)
Literature suitable for adolescents, including classical and contemporary authors as well as issues in selection and evaluation. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ENG 578 Workshop in the Teaching of Writing 3(3-0)

Theories of composition, methods, sources and resources for teachers of writing. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ENG 591 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisite: graduate standing (*) Repeatable

ENG 595 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
Directed, intensive study and guidance for studying major literary figures or movements; arranged with the chair of the department. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*) Repeatable