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Course Listing For EN Courses

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • EN 203 The Short Story

    History and craft of the short story, with emphasis on both classic and modern stories from around the world.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • EN 340 Stephen King

    This course examines the novels of Stephen King as part of the Gothic and horror traditions in literature.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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