NumberTitleDescription
ENG 1463 (ENGL1013)Freshman English AA course designed primarily to develop in the student, by working with a variety of texts, the ability to read with understanding and appreciation, to think coherently, to gain knowledge of the structure of the language, and to write clearly and effectively. Must be completed with a �C� or better. Prerequisite: ACT score in English of 19, or equivalent score on alternate test, or a �C� or better in ENG 0423.
ENG 1473 (ENGL1023)Freshman English BA course designed as a sequel to ENG 1463 to refine the ability to think logically and coherently; to read with understanding, critical acumen, and appreciation; to gain further knowledge of the structure of the language; and to write clearly and effectively. The study of short stories, poetry, drama, and essays provides topical ideas for essays. Must be completed with a �C� or better before enrolling in any other English course. Prerequisite: ENG 1463 with a grade of �C� or better.
ENG 1803Honors Freshman EnglishA course focusing on the writing process, particularly as it relates to analysis, evaluation, and argumentation. The study of fiction, poetry, and drama provides the student the opportunity to read carefully and critically, to cultivate an appreciation of literature, and to work toward both oral and written expression characterized by clarity, coherence, completeness, economy, specificity, and correctness. Substitutes for ENG 1473, Freshman English B. Prerequisite: honors standing.
ENG 1803Freshman English-HonorsThis general education course develops the ability to read literature with appreciation and critical acumen, and to write effective compositions characterized by correctness, clarity, coherence, completeness, economy, and specificity. Substitutes for ENG 1473, Freshman English B.
ENG 2013World Literature I (ENGL2113)A survey of major works of world literature through the 17th century. Prerequisites: ENG 1463 and ENG 1473 (or equivalent preparation) with a ''C'' or better. Counts toward the English major and minor.
ENG 2023World Literature II (ENGL2123)A survey of major works of world literature from the 18th century to the present. Prerequisites: ENG 1463 and ENG 1473 (or equivalent preparation) with a ''C'' or better. Counts toward the English major and minor.
ENG 2133Rhetoric and ArgumentA writing course designed to develop reasoning skills, persuasion techniques, and revising strategies in order to maximize effectiveness of argumentation. By examining readings on both sides of controversial issues, students will learn to evaluate evidence, identify errors in logic, and prepare counterarguments. Class discussion on the readings and the issues will also give students opportunity to develop public debating skills. Does not count toward English major or minor.
ENG 2503 (ENGL2013)Introduction to Creative WritingA combination lecture/workshop course in which students will produce and critique original works of poetry and fiction. Students will also study issues related to contemporary literary styles and publication (both in print and on the Internet). Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of freshman English requirements. Does not count toward English major or minor.
ENG 2683 (ENGL2213)Masters of Western LiteratureA general education course designed to offer students opportunities to read, analyze, evaluate, discuss, write about, and come to appreciate works by writers in the Western tradition. Begins with works from the ancient period and may continue to works from the contemporary era. Prerequisites: ENG 1463 and ENG 1473 (or equivalent preparation) with a �C� or better.
ENG 2793Masters of Western Literature-HonorsA general education course designed to offer students opportunities to read, analyze, evaluate, discuss, write about, and come to appreciate works by writers in the Western tradition. Begins with works from the ancient period and continues to works from the contemporary era. Individual and group projects augment the curriculum. Prerequisites: ENG 1463 and ENG 1473 (or equivalent preparation) with a �C� or better.
ENG 2793Masters of Western Literature-HonorsA general education course designed to provide the student with the opportunity to read, analyze, evaluate, discuss, and come to appreciate representative works by such masters of Western literature as Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Milton, Voltaire, Swift, Goethe, Wordsworth, Keats, Emerson, Whitman, Tennyson, Dostoevsky, Ibsen, Joyce, O'Neill, and Faulkner. Group and individual projects will augment the curriculum. Prerequisites: ENG 1463, ENG 1473 (or equivalent preparation) with a ''C'' or better, and honors standing. Counts toward the English major and minor.
ENG 3043Non-Western LiteratureA study of the literature of those cultures not included in the Western tradition. Texts read in the course will include those by Africans, Asians, Latin Americans, and writings from the nations of Islam. Readings may include classical non-Western works at the discretion of the instructor; however, the major focus of the course will be on more contemporary texts to provide students with some insight into divergent world views as seen through modern non-Western literature. Fulfills non-western requirement and 3 hours of English major or minor.
ENG 3063Survey of American Literature IA survey covering significant writers and works from the pre-colonial and/or colonial periods through the Civil War.
ENG 3073Survey of American Literature IIA survey covering significant writers and works after the Civil War and through the contemporary period.
ENG 3083Survey of English Literature IA survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Enlightenment.
ENG 3093Survey of English Literature IIA survey of British literature from the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods.
ENG 3313University WritingA course designed to enhance students� critical, analytical, and writing skills by working with a variety of texts. Must be completed with a �C� or better. Does not count toward the English major or minor. Can fulfill the junior/senior-level writing course requirement in the Liberal Arts Core.
ENG 3613Technical WritingA service course for majors in business, pre-engineering, nursing, pre-law, mass media, and the sciences. Required for Writing Specialization minor. Does not count toward the English major or minor. Can fulfill the junior/senior-level writing course requirement in the Liberal Arts Core.
ENG 4103, 5103(WI) ShakespeareAn intensive study of the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare. Required for teacher certification in English.
ENG 4123, 5123(WI) Renaissance Literature of EnglandA survey of the major historians, poets, and dramatists of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, excluding Shakespeare.
ENG 4163, 5163Modern GrammarAn analysis of the English language through descriptive, generative, and performance models. Content includes intensive analysis of the structure and syntax of English. Required for teacher certification in English.
ENG 4173, 5173(WI) Modern DramaA study of American and European drama from 1890 to 1960.
ENG 4193, 5193(WI) Victorian LiteratureA study of prose and poetry of the British Victorian era.
ENG 4203, 5203(WI) English Romantic LiteratureA study of the tenets of Romanticism and a survey of significant texts of the British Romantic Period.
ENG 4213, 5213English and Its DevelopmentA study of the development of the English language from its earliest recorded varieties to its present-day varieties. Entails the examination of changes that have taken place in its phonology, morphology, lexicon, orthography, and syntax. To account for these changes, students will examine the language within the ebb and flow of its social, political, and intellectual contexts.
ENG 4223, 5223(WI) American NovelA study of significant American novelists from the early republic through the contemporary period.
ENG 423Basic EnglishA course designed for those students with ACT scores in English in a range mandated by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The course emphasizes a basic review of grammar and usage. Students will work on developing quality theses, topic sentences, paragraphs, and essays in preparation for the work of credit-level composition. ENG 0423 is a non-degree-credit course. If required, must be completed with a �C� or better.
ENG 4303, 5303(WI) Literature of the American SouthA study of selected authors and texts originating from and/or commenting upon the southern United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and/or South America. This course also involves the examination of Southern Literature as a category, tracing its formation, evolution, and revision from colonial times through the present.
ENG 4323, 5323(WI) Greek DramaA study of tragedy and comedy from the classical Greek period.
ENG 4353, 5353(WI) Eighteenth Century English LiteratureA survey of poetry and prose from the Restoration and Enlightenment through the earliest manifestations of British Romanticism.
ENG 4403Topics in Women�s LiteratureThis course will focus on poetry, prose, and/or drama by women. Topics will vary. For example, the course may be a survey of literature written by women of a particular period, movement, or culture, an examination of the works of an individual woman writer, or a cross-cultural exploration of a particular theme within women�s literature. As course content varies, students may take this course twice.
ENG 4403, 5403Topics in Women�s LiteratureThis course will focus on poetry, prose, and/or drama by women. Topics will vary. For example, the course may be a survey of literature written by women of a particular period, movement, or culture, an examination of the works of an individual woman writer, or a cross-cultural exploration of a particular theme within women�s literature. Course content varies, so students may take this course twice for a total of six hours of credit if the topics are different. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
ENG 4453, 5453(WI) Advanced CompositionAn emphasis on composing texts that range in form and content, including research and argumentation. Attention to scholarly and academic writing conventions is emphasized. Required for teacher certification in English. Can fulfill the junior/senior-level writing course requirement in the Liberal Arts Core.
ENG 4483, 5483Acquisition of English as a Second LanguageA course introducing the theory of acquisition of English as a second language, including the various stages of language development. It will examine the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional factors impacting on acquisition of English as a second language. Emphasis will be placed on instructional strategies promoting acquisition of English as a second language. This course is designed for students seeking an ESL Endorsement. This course does not substitute for EDU 4873, Special Methods: Foreign Language. (This course does not count toward the English major or minor; this course in not applicable to the M.L.A.)
ENG 4533, 5533(WI) The Romantic Movement in American LiteratureA study of the characteristics of the American Romantic Movement in literature and a survey of representative writers of the period.
ENG 4563, 5563Young Adult Literature for TeachersThis course focuses on the teaching of literature in the junior and senior high schools. Prospective teachers of this age group learn the basics of text selection and rationale as well as activity design for pre-, during, and post-reading; also included are lessons on designing effective assignments, writing objectives, and meeting state standards. Required for Teacher Licensure in English. Does not count toward the English major or minor for non-teacher track degree candidates.
ENG 4583, 5583(WI) International Short StoryA study of the short story as a genre, including its history and development up to the present. Writers from various countries will be represented.
ENG 4593, 5593(WI) English Novel: 1830-1950A study of significant British novels of the Victorian and modern eras.
ENG 4603, 5603(WI) Contemporary LiteratureAn emphasis on post-World War II American and British fiction with some attention to nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
ENG 4633, 5633(WI) Introduction to Literary CriticismA study of the various approaches to literary criticism, their historical development, and their practical applications. Students will also examine the close relationship between criticism and literary research.
ENG 4643, 5643(WI) Rhetoric and CompositionThis course reviews rhetorical theories from classic through contemporary, with an emphasis on the application of theory to the teaching of composition. Includes grounding in the development of composition as an academic discipline as well as modern uses and misuses of rhetoric in the public sphere.
ENG 4653, 5653(WI) Medieval LiteratureA study of representative British, Scandinavian, Icelandic, and Continental texts dating from 450-1500 CE.
ENG 4663, 5663(WI) Introduction to LinguisticsA survey of major historical schools of linguistics with emphasis upon contemporary theory and its application to the understanding and teaching of English.
ENG 4673, 5673(WI) English Novel to 1830A study of significant British novels through the early 19th century with emphasis on the evolution of the novel form.
ENG 4843Special Methods: EnglishSpecial methods in the teaching of English. Required for Teacher Licensure in English. Does not count toward English major or minor.
ENG 4963, 5963Special TopicsThis course focuses on various genres and themes in literature and language as well as individual authors. Topics may include, but are not limited to, specialized literature and/or writing, as the professor deems appropriate. Course content varies, so students may take this course twice for a total of six hours of credit if the topics are different. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
ENG 4983, 5983Advanced Creative WritingIn this course, students will not only continue to develop and refine the portfolios they started in Introduction to Creative Writing, but will also delve more deeply into the intellectual life of the writer. To that end, contemporary fiction and poetry will be analyzed through a series of book reviews and formal explications of individual poems, stories, plays, and other creative projects. Prerequisite: ENG 2503 or consent of instructor.

 
 
 
 
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