Languages & Literature COURSES

English and Literature Courses

 

ENGL 1301. Composition and Rhetoric - principles of clear, correct, effective expository writing, with illustrative readings and frequent essays and conferences. Course should be taken within first year of enrollment.

 

ENGL 1302. Composition and Reading - readings from imaginative literature; the research paper and shorter critical and interpretive essays. Course should be taken within first year of enrollment. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.

 

ENGL 2301. English Literature - selected studies in important works of English literature beginning with Beowulf. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.

 

ENGL 2302. American Literature - selected studies in important works in American literature beginning with pre-colonial era. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.

 

ENGL 2303. World Literature - introduction to selected studies in important works of world literature beginning with Homer. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.

 

ENGL 2304. African Literature - selected studies in important works of African literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302. This course is only available to students completing degree programs in Kenya.

 

ENGL 3300. 19th Century American Literature - American poetry and prose of the 19th century. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3301. Early American Literature - study of significant written works from pre-colonial, colonial, and revolutionary America. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3302. 20th Century American Literature - American fiction, poetry, and drama of the 20th Century. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3303. Studies in Literature - topics regularly alternate between American, British, and Comparative literature to cover special studies in short stories, poetry, drama, or novels. May be repeated when topics change. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3304. Advanced Grammar - a study of the structure of the English language, with a focus on grammatical forms and functions within sentence structures. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3307. Creative Writing - workshop approach to the theory and practice of writing poetry and fiction. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3310. 19th Century British Literature - British poetry and prose from 1780-1900. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3311. 20th Century British Literature - British fiction, poetry, and drama of the 20th century. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3312. Studies in the Fantastic - survey of milestones of fantasy and science fiction. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3313. Film and Literature - a study of the relationships between literary and cinematic forms, with close attention to film adaptation. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3315. Young Adult Literature -study and evaluation of contemporary young adult literature from a variety of genres. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3316. Topics in English - topics vary to include subjects, genres, or themes not exclusively covered in other literature courses. May be repeated when topics change. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3320. Foundations of Technical Communication - study and practice of developing formal and informal technical and business documents, such as reports, proposals, resumes, instructions, and professional correspondence; emphasis on technical and/or professional environment. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4101 - English Major Capstone Course - Mandatory for all Plainview, non-Education English majors in one of last two semesters immediately prior to graduation, the course familiarizes English majors with possible career opportunities, job searches, resume development, graduate school applications, interviewing skills, etc.; includes major field exam. Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 30 hours toward English major, or consent of Dean of School of Languages and Literature.

 

ENGL 4301. British Renaissance and Early 17th Century Literature - British poetry, prose, and drama from 1485-1660. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4302. Restoration and 18th Century British Literature - British poetry, prose, and drama from 1660-1800. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4303. Shakespeare - a study of the works of Shakespeare, with special emphasis on the major plays. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4304. Early Medieval Literature - survey of early Medieval works and cultural influences. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4305. Late Medieval Literature - survey of late Medieval works and cultural influences with special emphasis on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4306. Introduction to Linguistics - a survey of formal and descriptive linguistics, with an emphasis on how we acquire and use language in social contexts. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4308. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature - a literary and critical introduction to the ramifications of empire as they have been dealt with nationally and globally. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4310. Major Authors - an intensive study of the works of one or a few specific authors, including cultural, intellectual, and historical contexts. May be repeated once when topics change. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4311. Introduction to Literary Theory -an examination of the key approaches, contextual frameworks, and terminology of literary criticism, including special attention to its practical application. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4314. Usage and Style - a practical study of present-day styles, stressing correctness, appropriateness, and clarity in writing; and attention to editing and proofreading. For teachers, professionals, secretaries, and students in all degree programs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

ENGL 4345. Teaching English as a Second Language (EDLI 4345) - methods of teaching ESL, including instructional strategies for transitioning to English and mainstreaming second language English-speakers, with emphasis on developing reading, writing, and oral language components. Prerequisites: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 5102. Comprehensive Exam - written responses to minimum of three pre-selected texts. Required of all MA in English students. May be repeated one time. Prerequisites: Completion of all required graduate coursework, and minimum of 24 hours total graduate coursework.

 

ENGL 5301. Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry - emphasis on the major works of Milton, the metaphysical poets, and Cavalier, Puritan, and Restoration writers.

 

ENGL 5302. Eighteenth-Century Prose and Poetry - emphasis on the major works of Swift, Pope, and the early novelists.

 

ENGL 5303. Shakespeare - an intensive study of eight major plays and the sonnets.

 

ENGL 5304. Studies in British Literature - a study of a specific time, genre, or major figure in British literature. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5305. The Middle Ages - emphasis on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and lesser works.

 

ENGL 5306. Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies - an in-depth study of descriptive linguistics, with an emphasis on pragmatics, sociolinguistic theory, and how we use and interpret language in social contexts.

 

ENGL 5307. Literary Theory - a study of literary theory and criticism. Required of all MA in English students.

 

ENGL 5308. Advanced Literary Research - a course focused on locating and interacting with source material for advanced literary research projects. Required of all MA in English students.

 

ENGL 5309. Young Adult Literature (EDLI 5309) - focus is literature for the middle and high school student. Emphasis is placed on contemporary literary and non-literary selections.

 

ENGL 5310. Early American Literature - a study of prose and poetry of pre-colonial, colonial, and revolutionary America.

 

ENGL 5311. American Romanticism and Realism - a study of prose and poetry of American Romanticism and Realism.

 

ENGL 5312. Modern American Literature - a study of the prose and poetry of early twentieth-century America.

 

ENGL 5313. Studies in American Literature - a study of a specific time, genre, or major figure in American literature. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5314. Usage and Style - emphasis on present-day styles, stressing correctness, appropriateness, and clarity in writing. For teachers, professionals, secretaries, and students in all degree programs.

 

ENGL 5315. Advanced Creative Writing - a workshop approach to writing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

 

ENGL 5316. Special Topics in Literature - topics of special interest to graduate students and not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5317. Studies in Poetry - selected American, British, and other world poets and their poetry. Emphasis may vary from a historical overview of several poets and their works, to an in-depth analysis of several poets, to a close study of one poet. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5318. Structures of Language - a study of the syntactic structure of the English language with a focus on the formal language rules and constraints.

 

ENGL 5345. Teaching English as a Second Language (EDLI 5345) - methods of teaching ESL for bilingual and ESL teachers. Instructional strategies for transitioning to English and mainstreaming second language English-speakers. An emphasis on developing instructional procedures for teaching reading and writing, and developing oral language. Content/subject sheltered instructional techniques. Designed for teachers and pre-service teachers in developing and analyzing strategies for assisting speakers of other languages to become English proficient.

 

ENGL 5346. Teaching College Composition - introduction to practice and profession of teaching writing in higher education.

 

ENGL 5360. Thesis I - research toward the completion of the master’s thesis; supervised by full-time faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of all required graduate coursework, and minimum of 24 hours total graduate coursework.

 

ENGL 5361. Thesis II - research toward the completion of the master’s thesis; supervised by full-time faculty. Prerequisites: ENGL 5360.