English

Teacher Education Degree Program

Secondary Education Emphasis: English


Course Descriptions

DRAM 1421 DRAMA PRODUCTION1 hour 
This class includes various topics, stagecraft, acting, lighting, sound, and promotion. This course may be repeated. Students will be required to participate in a stage production before an audience.

ENGL 1111 YEARBOOK EDITING I 1 hour 
This course will begin with the planning and scheduling of working timetable to successfully complete the contents of a yearbook. Techniques of layout, photography, and writing of copy will be examined. Actual work will be done in producing a yearbook by using computer desktop publishing programs which will enhance the computer proficiency of the student.

ENGL 1211 YEARBOOK EDITING II 1 hour 
This is a continuation of ENGL 1111 and will focus on the implementation of a yearbook plan through problem solving, interpersonal cooperation, and meeting production deadlines to produce a finished yearbook. The study of the techniques of layout, photography, and writing of copy will continue to be developed. Actual work will be done in producing a yearbook by using computer and desktop publishing programs which will enhance the computer proficiency of the student.

ENGL 2113 AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3 hours 
This course is a survey of the work of the major American poets, essayists, novelists, historians, critics, and dramatists from the Colonial Period to Whitman. The relationship of the literature surveyed to the time frame in which it was written will be shown. Also, the value of great literature for the cultural enrichment of this generation will be noted. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 or Advanced Placement.

ENGL 2213 AMERICAN LITERATURE II 3 hours 
This course is a survey of the great American writers from Whitman to the present. As in ENGL 2113, the relationship between the work and time era will be highlighted. Discussion will be centered on literary texts and trends. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 or Advanced Placement.

ENGL 3113 WRITING AND RESEARCH 3 hours 
This is an undergraduate course designed to develop sound techniques of research (experimental, historical, and descriptive survey) and writing in the student’s major field. It also deals with selecting appropriate subjects, gathering and evaluating data, presenting material, and objectively reporting conclusions. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3723 CREATIVE WRITING 3 hours 
This course provides training in writing and teaching poetry, short story, play, non-fiction and other genres. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3313 GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE OF ENGLISH 3 hours 
This course is a study of the grammar of English, using the most significant theoretical approaches. Both traditional grammar and transformational generative are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3413 DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3 hours 
This course is the study of the English language from the time of earliest records, with emphasis on major external influences and internal changes which have shaped the present grammar, vocabulary, etc. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3513 WORLD LITERATURE I 3 hours 
This course is a study of great literary works (selected from both Eastern and Western literature) from classical antiquity to the Renaissance. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3523 WORLD LITERATURE II 3 hours 
This course is a study of great literary works representing the history of world literature from the Enlightenment to modern times. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3613 SHAKESPEARE 3 hours 
Students in this course will briefly review the origin and development of drama, survey of the life and times of William Shakespeare, and study nine plays including the major tragedies. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3623 YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE 3 hours 
This course will focus on the content of young adult literature (YAL), the diversity inherent in the genre, and appropriate strategies for encouraging student literary response to YAL and literature in general. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3643 SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE 3 hours 
This course is a survey of British literature from Anglo-Saxon to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 4113 METHODS OF TEACHING WRITTEN ENGLISH FOR ESL 3 hours 
This course presents objectives, methods, assessment, and philosophies of teaching composition and grammar to speakers of other languages. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 4213 METHODS OF TEACHING CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR ESL  3 hours 
This course presents objectives, methods, assessment, and philosophies of teaching the spoken language to speakers of other languages. Theories of second language acquisition will be studied. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 4903 SPECIAL TOPICS 3 hours 
This course presents various subjects in the area of study through research and writing or through visiting professors and lecturers that complement the curriculum and take advantage of the educational background, experience, and expertise of the instructor. Emphasis is given to the creative approaches, research, and/or collaborative learning to enrich the understanding of the student. This course may be repeated with change of subject matter for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.