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ENGL 004 - Basic Writing Skills

The underlying premise of ENGL 004 is that students who are advised to take this course are inexperienced writers who need practice. The assumption is not that there is anything "wrong" with the students, nor that they are incapable of college work. Basic writers do have the ability to conceptualize and organize ideas, to perform complex thinking, but they may be unfamiliar with the world of formal writing. Writers in ENGL 004 are apprentices who need experience as writers.

ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

This course is an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that prepares students to understand the communications that surround them and to succeed in their own communication efforts. In this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our readings) as well as on producing such texts (our writing)—always in terms of traditional rhetorical principles.

ENGL 050 - Introduction to Creative Writing

Welcome to fiction, memoir, and poetry! For many of you, creative writing may have been the oasis in the desert of a school day, or the secret dream at the end of a long day of work. Whatever your circumstances, you have committed to a class, and thereby to yourself. Here, you will make space to think, to write, and to revise, and like any muscle, your creative brain will grow sinewy and strong with the repeated workout.

ENGL 139 - Black Literature in America

This survey course provides an overview of the tradition of African American letters, with special attention to major authors and salient readings in at least three of the following genres: poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.

ENGL 192 - Literature of Fantasy

What is Fantasy? To answer this question, we will compare and contrast specific selections of fantastic literature. We’ll be examining a variety of fantasy short stories, novels, and movies, as well as examples of literature from other genres.

ENGL 202A - Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences

This course will introduce you to ethnographic research and writing. You will choose a local subculture in the beginning of the semester and conduct a semester-long research project on the subculture.

ENGL 202C - Effective Writing:  Technical Writing

This course serves students who are studying and preparing for careers in the sciences and applied sciences, including engineering. This advanced course in writing familiarizes students with the discourse practices prized in their disciplinary and institutional communities—and helps them to manage those practices effectively in their own written work.

ENGL 202D - Effective Writing - Business Writing

This course teaches writing strategies and tactics that business managers and executives will need in order to write successfully on the job. In this course you will be expected to read a great deal of material, conduct research, and write and revise different kinds of business documents.

ENGL 215 - Introduction to Article Writing

This course is designed to acquaint students with the principles of article writing and give them practice in producing quality articles. While providing students the opportunity to dabble in a variety of nonfiction forms, the course will emphasize literary writing techniques that exemplify contemporary magazine writing.

ENGL 232W - American Literature from 1865

This course provides students with an introduction to literary history and analysis of works by American authors after the Civil War.

ENGL 245 - Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Throughout this course, we will investigate the changing sets of beliefs over time that have constituted a variety of sexualities. We will consider how sexuality is not a "natural" phenomenon but a set of beliefs that have changed over time. We will look at pop culture, politics, literature, law, film, and art. We will look at LGBTA life primarily in the United States while also considering other cultural contexts.

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