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ENGLISH (ENGL 23.01)

ENGL 100. English Composition I: Intensive Writing. 3-3-0. Coregistration is required in ENGL 100L. Prerequisites: Initial placement by ACT score of 16 or better in English, C or better in ENGL 003, or satisfactory score on departmental placement test. This course can be used to satisfy general education requirements. Introduction to expository writing and critical thinking with particular attention to sentence and paragraph level writing skills and grammar. Credit in ENGL 100 is equivalent to ENGL 101.  (23.1301)

ENGL 100L. English Composition I: Intensive Writing Lab. 2-0-3. Coregistration is required in ENGL 100. A laboratory course to accompany ENGL 100. S or U assigned upon completion of course. (23.1301)

ENGL 101. English Composition I. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Initial placement by ACT score of 18 or better in English, or C or better in ENGL 003, or satisfactory score on departmental placement test. Introduction to expository writing and critical thinking.  (23.1301)

ENGL 102. English Composition II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 100 or 101 or satisfactory score on placement test. Further development of writing in various genres and critical thinking with an introduction to research. C or better in ENGL 102 is required for graduation.  (23.1301)

ENGL 111. Honors English Composition I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. Writing in the humanities through exploration of texts related to history, the arts, literature, and philosophy. (23.1301)

ENGL 112. Honors English Composition II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement, C or better in ENGL 111, or permission of department head. Independent research strategies and argumentative writing for the illumination of interrelations among disciplines, current events, and questions of ethics, values, and beliefs. C or better in ENGL 112 is required for graduation. (23.1301)

ENGL 210. Themes in Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Examination of selected themes in literature. May be repeated for maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.0101)

ENGL 211. Honors Studies in Literature and Culture. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and admission to Honors Program; or permission of department head. Examination of how literature has contributed to the invention of the modern mind. (23.1404)

ENGL 212. Children’s and Young Adult Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Restricted to elementary education majors. Close reading of classics of literature to prepare teachers of children and adolescents to read, analyze, appreciate, and teach the genres of poetry, prose, and drama. (23.1404).

ENGL 220. Introduction to Writing and Research in the Discipline. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Developing the writing, research, and technology skills needed for the major in English. (23.1301)

ENGL 240. Introduction to Film. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. An introduction to the critical study of film. (23.9999)

ENGL 255. Short Stories and Novels. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. General introduction to study and appreciation of the short story and novel.  (23.1404)

ENGL 256. Poetry and Drama. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL102. General introduction to study and appreciation of poetry and drama.  (23.1404)

ENGL 264. Advanced Grammar. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. An intensive review of English grammar with emphasis on the traditional approach and its application. (23.1301)

ENGL 265. Creative Writing in Three Genres. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. An introduction to writing in three genres: prose, poetry, and drama, including a brief overview of each form. Students will complete writing exercises and assignments in each genre. (23.1302)

ENGL 266. Nonfiction Prose Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Theory and practice of exposition, description, narration, argumentation, and creative non-fiction. (23.1301)

ENGL 300-301-302. Independent Study. 1-0-1 each. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and permission of the instructor. In conference with instructor, student prepares and follows a plan of study in works of individual authors or in creative writing. A student may take all three courses. May be repeated when content differs, but no more than six credit hours may be earned in Independent Study. (23.0101)

ENGL 307. Shakespeare. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Study of select plays and/or poems by Shakespeare. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.0801)

ENGL 310. Business Communications. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Fundamental business communication theory, business letters, and reports. (Credit toward graduation may be earned in either ENGL 310 or BSAD 310, but not in both). (23.1303)

ENGL 311. Creative Writing Seminar: Poetry. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. (23.1302)

ENGL 312. Creative Writing Seminar: Fiction. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. (23.1302)

ENGL 315. Survey of British Literature I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. From Beowulf through literature of the eighteenth century, with some attention to important continental influences. (23.1404)

ENGL 316. Survey of British Literature II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Continuation of ENGL 315 through the present. (23.1404)

ENGL 320. Topics in World Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Readings in world literature (in translation). May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.0801)

ENGL 321. Survey of American Literature I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. The literature of the United States from colonial beginnings to the Civil War. (23.1402)

ENGL 322. Survey of American Literature II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. The literature of the United States from the Civil War to the present. (23.1402)

ENGL 323. Survey of African-American Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Survey of the seminal works from various literacy movements and periods from 18th century slave narratives to the work of contemporary authors. (23.1402)

ENGL 324. Women in Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. A study of significant literature written by or about women. (23.1401).

ENGL 325. Major Authors. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. An in-depth study of one or two major literary figures with an emphasis on biography, major works, and influence. (23.1401).

ENGL 326. Introduction to Folklore and Cultural Studies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Forms, subjects, cultural studies and scholarship of folklore. Attention to collecting folklore and oral history. (23.1402)

ENGL 327. Issues in Popular Culture. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102.  This course will question the means by which western civilization elevates certain art forms while denigrating others, questioning the divide between “high” culture and mediums, such as folklore, film, television, photography, and “popular” music and culture. (23.1499)

ENGL 332. Drama. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Drama from the Greeks to the Theater of the Absurd. (16.0104)

ENGL 340. Film Genres. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Study of specific film genres, e.g., “the Western,” as a means of understanding specific films and the genres themselves. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.9999)

ENGL 341. Major Filmmakers. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. In-depth study of one or two specific filmmakers as a means of understanding a major director’s work in detail. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.9999)

ENGL 358. Studies in the Short Story. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102.  Focuses on the genre and history of the short story, including its major components: plot, theme, character, setting, tone, etc. — and how those components have evolved. (23.1401)

ENGL 361. Modern Poetry. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Major British and American poets of the period. (16.0104)

ENGL 365. Topics in Rhetoric and Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Advanced study of topics in rhetoric and writing. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1304)

ENGL 366. Advanced Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or advanced ENGL placement. Intensive practice writing in and exploring multiple genres. Emphasis will be placed on enhanced writing techniques, establishing clear voice, use of support, and precise, coherent writing style.  (23.9999)

ENGL 368. Technical and Professional Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. The preparation of documents used in technical and corporate settings.  (23.1303)

ENGL 405. Capstone Course in the Discipline of English. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Investigation of current professional practices. Preparation for and discussion of career choices available to the major. Creation of an academic portfolio and completion of senior-level research project. (23.999)

ENGL 412. The Bible as Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. An in-depth literary study of the Bible, with emphasis on the formal features of narrative, hymn, prophecy, apocalypse, gospel, and epistle. (23.1401)

ENGL 420. Multicultural Voices. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. This course is dedicated to the study of poetry, fiction, and drama by ethnic writers in America with some attention to ethnic writers of other countries. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1401)

*ENGL 424. Southern Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. The development of Southern literature to the present. (23.1402)

ENGL 426. Bayou Literature and Culture. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. American folklore and/or literature with attention to regional culture, including Acadian, African, American, Native American and other Louisiana cultures: folklore, language, music and other art forms. (23.1402)

*ENGL 427. Louisiana Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. The novels, short stories, poems, and plays in which Louisiana is a prominent element. (23.1402)

ENGL 430. The Writer’s Workshop. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 311 and 312 and Junior standing. Advanced writing workshop with an intense focus on the elevated skills of creative writing, such as the execution of character, plot, tone, voice and image. Will switch focus each time the course is offered from fiction, to nonfiction, to poetry, to screenwriting, to playwrighting. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credit hours when content differs. (23.1302)

ENGL 432. Publishing Practicum. 3-2-3. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and permission of department head. A practicum in publishing and editing for the student journal Mosaic, the national online journal Gris-Gris, and other appropriate publications. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1301)

ENGL 440. Topics in Film. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Study of a specific topic in film studies. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.9999)

ENGL 451. Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Study of select poetry and prose from sixteenth and/or seventeenth century. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1404)

ENGL 455. Early Nineteenth Century Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Studies in the literature of the early nineteenth century. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1404)

*ENGL 460. Late Nineteenth Century Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Poetry and novels of the late nineteenth century. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1404)

*ENGL 463. Studies in the Novel. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Forms, theory, and themes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours when content differs. (23.1404)

*ENGL 465. Current Trends in Rhetoric and Composition Theory. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and junior standing. Examination of the leading trends in contemporary rhetorical theory and practice and review of advanced writing programs and seminars throughout the country. (16.0104)

ENGL 467. Digital Rhetorics–Theory and Practice, and Publishing. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing.  A humanistic approach to the study of written, oral, visual, electronic, and non-alphabetic communication in digital spaces for the purposes of persuading, negotiating, contesting, and creating individual and community identities, and an exploration of issues in functional and experience design, participatory design, digital composing, digital narrative, media convergence, and the relationship between traditional and digital media. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1303)

ENGL 468. Technical Writing for the Sciences. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Application of writing skills to specialized tasks in technical and scientific areas. Individual and collaborative writing projects. (23.0101)

ENGL 471. Eighteenth Century Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Authors, genres, themes, and/or movements in 18th century literature. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when content differs. (23.1404)

*ENGL 475. Topics in Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. In depth study of selected topics in literature. May be repeated for additional credit when content differst. No student may apply more than six semester hours toward a degree. (23.0101)

*ENGL 482. The Literature of the Middle Ages. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. The literature of England during the Middle Ages. (23.1404)

ENGL 484. Advanced Technical and Professional Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 310 or 368 or BSAD 310 and junior standing. Students will practice researching, planning, and writing a variety of technical and professional documents. Students will also gain experience using a wide range of digital media. (23.1303)

ENGL 485. Modernist Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Study of the modernist movement that dominated modes of thinking throughout European and U.S. literature, art, film, and culture in the early twentieth century. (16.0104).

ENGL 486. Post-Modernist Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Study of the postmodernist movement that dominated modes of thinking throughout European and U.S. literature, art, film, and culture from the mid 1950′s to the present (23.0801).

ENGL 489. Senior Internship. 3-0-15. Prerequisites: English majors, senior standing and permission of the department head. This course will provide a practical application of the principles of English studies to a supervised work situation. May be repeated for credit when content differs. (25.1404)

*ENGL 490. Language and Culture. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Role of language in culture and human communication. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (23.9999)

*ENGL 493. Language Concepts. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and junior standing. The facts and phenomena of the English language and their implications for the study of literacy. Purposes of the course include an examination of the structure, history, and variation of the English language. (23.9999)

*ENGL 496. Approaches to Teaching Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and junior standing. Theories, practices, and approaches for teaching writing focusing on assignment and lesson development, strategies for improving writing, and response and assessment of writing. (13.1305)

ENGL 497. History of Rhetoric from the Classical Period to the Present. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and Junior standing. Readings from the works or rhetoricians from classical times to the present. Exploration of the relationship between rhetoric and philosophy and between rhetoric and education, and examiniation of the role of rhetoric in various modern day political movements and various genres. (23.1304)

ENGL 498. Grant Writing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 368 and Junior standing. Students will identify and analyze a need within an organization, research and articulate the need, research and identify potential resources, analyze the rhetorical situation, provide necessary documentation, and follow formatting requirements for the genre. (23.1303)

*ENGL 499. Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examination of traditional and contemporary critical approaches to literature, with some attention to theoretical issues concerning the nature of literary language and of interpretation. (16.0104)

ENGL 505. Seminar in Comparative Literature. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and permission of the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Major themes in literature as they appear in American, English, and continental literature. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (16.0104)

ENGL 507. Independent Readings and Research. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 and permission of the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Intensive readings and research in topics related to literature, linguistics, and composition as developed by the student and approved by the supervising instructor. Topics must be approved before enrollment in course. May be repeated for maximum of six credit hours toward master’s degree when content differs. (23.0101)

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