EN 100 Introduction to English
This course includes an intensive review of the fundamentals of English composition and focuses on the writing of paragraphs and short essays. This preparatory course is designed for those students whose skills in English usage and writing require strengthening.
EN 101 Composition I
This course offers instruction in the principles of written communication and practice in writing, with emphasis on paragraph construction and the essay form.
EN 102 Composition II
This course offers instruction in three basic modes of composition: summary, critique, and synthesis. It also examines the methodology of research and applies summary, critique, and synthesis in the construction of a research-based essay. Prerequisites: EN 101
EN 110 Introduction to Literature
Study of the fundamentals of literature and literary critical approaches, including discussions of the short story, poetry, and drama, and the essay.
EN 203 The Short Story
History and craft of the short story, with emphasis on both classic and modern stories from around the world.
EN 220 Introduction to Film
History and craft of film through examination of works of major filmmakers, including Griffith, Einstein, Welles, Hitchcock, Bergman, Truffaut, Fellini, Spielberg, Scorsese, Tarrentino, and Campion.
EN 235 American Literature I
Study of the development of American literary thought, from Native American and Puritan literature through Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Whitman, and Thoreau.
EN 236 American Literature II
Study of American literature from the Civil War to the present, including such major writers as Dickenson, Twain, Crane, Chopin, Cather, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Ellison, Bellow, and Momaday.
EN 260 Comedy on Stage and Screen
The purpose of this course is to reveal the serious art that lies behind every successful comedy. The course analyzes the genre of comedy in its most hilarious and original manifestations in the theater, in movies, and on television. Classic and contemporary works are examined.
EN 321 Business Communication: Professional Writing, Speaking, and Research
This course offers students practical application of the best principles of workplace communication, including the many different types of writing required in the modern business environment, professional presentations, and research. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102
EN 340 Stephen King
This course examines the novels of Stephen King as part of the Gothic and horror traditions in literature.
EN 341 The History of Horror
This course offers a chronological historical survey of horror fiction, examining its Gothic precursors and its origin in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. The course examines major works and major types of horror fiction, such as the mad scientist story, the vampire story, the ghost story, and the supernatural horror story.
EN 342 The Horror Film
This course examines horror film as a major type of popular cinema, with its roots in the German expressionist and psychological realist traditions of cinematic art.
EN 351 The Lord of the Rings
This course examines J.R.R. Tolkien's theory of fantasy literature and of the style, characters, and themes of The Lord of the Rings.
EN 352 Harry Potter
Examines the style, characters, and themes of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books.
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