Mississippi Valley State University

July 30, 2014

English (EN)

EN 100. Intermediate English. Basic English is designed to provide supplemental academic assistance for students whose mastery of communicative skills are inadequate. The course emphasizes grammar usage and mechanics. 3 hrs.

EN 101. Freshman Composition. Introduction to the major forms of composition through reading, writing, and critically analyzing expository and argumentative forms of writing. 3 hrs.

EN 102. Freshman Composition. A continuation of English 101 in which students are introduced, the research paper and critical analysis. Honors Section for students recommended on the basis of achieving an "A" average. Students must have a composite score of 20 or above on the ACT to be recommended. Prerequisite: EN 101. 3 hrs.

EN 191. Seminar. An activity and information course required of all English majors. 1 hr.

EN 192. Seminar. An activity and information course required of all English majors. 1 hr.

EN 201. World Literature. A study of the world literary masterpieces. Honors section for students to recommend on the basis of achieving an "A" average on freshman composition. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs. 

EN 202. World Literature. A continuation of EN 201. Honors Section for students recommended on the basis of achieving an "A" average or having shown potential for achieving an "A" average in EN 201. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102 and EN 201. 3 hrs.

EN 205. Literature and Philosophy. Study of philosophy and its relation to literature. 3 hrs.

EN 302. Writing on the Job. Stresses the communications needs for students of varied academic backgrounds and occupational interests whose jobs require writing skills. Prerequisite EN101 and EN102 and junior standing. Prerequisite EN101 and EN102 and junior standing. 3 hrs.

EN 303. Technical Writing. Stresses report writing in student's major field. Prerequisite EN101 and EN102 and junior standing. 3 hrs.

EN 304. English Proficiency Writing. Required review course for those who have not passed the English Proficiency examination. Students must earn a "C" or better in order for the course to meet the English Proficiency requirement. Prerequisite EN101, EN102, EN 201 and EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 305. Introduction to Drama. A survey of the dramatic genre with a focus on the development of comedy, tragedy, melodrama, and farce. 3 hrs.

EN 306. Introduction to Poetry. A survey of the development of the poetry form through a study of styles, themes, and forms. 3 hrs.

EN 307. Introduction to Fiction. A survey of fiction to include both short stories and novels. 3 hrs.

EN 308. Principles of Literary Criticism. A study of the basic approaches for analyzing and interpreting various genres of literature. Required course. Prerequisites: EN 101, 102. 3 hrs.

EN 310. Early English Literature. A survey of English Literature from the beginning through the Renaissance, exclusive of Shakespeare. Required course. Prerequisites: EN 101, 102. 3 hrs.

EN 314. The Novel. Various approaches to the novel as a genre explored through representative works. Elective. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 316. Modern Literature. Concentrated reading in representative modern literature with an emphasis on defining the modern world and its values. Required course. 3 hrs.

EN 351. Technology in the English Classroom. Theory and practice in the preparation of instructional materials and the use of modern technology, including the computer, overhead projector, and audio and visual devices used in the teaching of English. 3 hrs.

EN 352. Methods of Teaching English. A methods course in junior high and high school English. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. 3 hrs.

EN 361. American Literature. Primary and secondary American literature from the Colonial period to about 1860. Required course. Prerequisite EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 362. American Literature. American poetry and prose from about 1860 to Faulkner. Prerequisite EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 363. Major Black Writers. Representative black writers in the major genres. Elective. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 364. Survey of African American Literature I. A survey of African American Literature from 18th century to 1915. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 365. Survey of African American Literature II. A survey of African American Literature from 1915 to present. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 366. Special Topics in Africana Literature. Intensive study of a specific aspect of African Literature or of a group of closely related aspects. Prerequisites: EN 101 and 102. 3 hrs.

EN 367. Special Topics in English. Selected topics in writing or literature. The topics will vary from semester to semester, and they will generally deal with a particular theme. Prerequisites: EN 101 and 102. 3 hrs.

EN 368. Major Black Women Writers of the United States. This course will examine some of the works of Black women writers of the 20th century. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 369. Literature of the Harlem Renaissance. This course will examine the works of African-American writers of the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1929), a period in American literary history characterized by enormous creative activity. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 370. Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Black Women Writers. An in-depth study of selected Black women writers from various cultures. Prerequisite: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

*EN 371. Advanced Grammar and Effective Writing. A study of grammar the and techniques of effective writing. Required course. Prerequisite: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 373. Adolescent Literature. A study of selected young adult novels with emphasis on evaluating and teaching the selected materials in junior high and senior high schools. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 401. Language Awareness. Introduction to issues relevant to the understanding of language that is used more responsibly and effectively. Prerequisite EN101 and EN102. 3 hrs.

EN 405. Modern Drama. Twentieth Century drama from around the world will be studied. The course includes a study of plays on film. Prerequisite: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 406. Modern Poetry. The course focuses on trends in the twentieth century from a global perspective. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102. 3 hrs.

EN 408. The English Novel. The beginning and development of the English novel and representative selections are studied chronologically and critically. Required course. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 201, EN 201 and EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 409. Shakespeare. Principal plays are studied chronologically and critically. Required course. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102, EN 201 and EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 411. Restoration & Eighteenth Century English Literature. A study of major writers and principal literary movements of the period. Required course. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102, EN 201 and EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 412. Nineteenth Century English Literature. Surveys the Romantic and Victorian Period. Required course. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102, EN 201 and EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 413. African Literature. A study of African thought and world view in traditional and contemporary African literature in English and English translation. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102, EN 201, EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 414. Literature and the Environment. The course explores the human relationship to nature and presents a thoughtful and diverse approach to the reading of literature. (TBA)

EN 450. Senior Research Project. Senior English majors study a theme, author, or genre selected by the course instructors and produce researched thesis project. Required Courses. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102, EN 201 and EN 202. 2 hrs.

EN 453. Creative Writing I. Familiarizes beginning writers with the conventions of essay, poetry, and fiction and helps them strengthen their writing. Elective course. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102, EN 201 and EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 454. Creative Writing II. A continuation of English 453. Elective course. Prerequisites: EN 101, EN 102, EN 201 and EN 202. 3 hrs.

EN 467HH. Hip-Hop & Creative Expression. An elective where students will use the foundation of Hip Hop to study and synthesize ideas on rhetoric, culture, and composition, as well as will examine the history of Hip Hop as a cultural artifact of the African American Diaspora, using it as the basis for essay writing, research, and creative expression. 3hrs.

EN 492E. Seminar in Test Taking in the Specialty Area of English Literature and Language. This course provides intensive study and preparation for taking the PRAXIS II - English Concentration will be on the genres, conventions of literature, grammar, effective writing, and English methodology. 1 hr.

EN 500. Seminar in Literary Stylistics. This course will begin with theoretical efinitions of Style, Stylistics and literary Stylistics. It will then focus on selected texts in fiction and poetry to illustrate a variety of styles in literature. (TBA)

EN 501. Contemporary Prospectives Literature Criticism. An investigation of the nature and development of critical approaches to literature in the twentieth century. Attempt will be made to apply these theoretical precepts to specific works of art and literary movements in the last one hundred years. (TBA)

EN 502. The Twentieth Century Novel. A study of the poetics of fiction with particular emphasis on the fiction produced from 1900 to the present. Novelists from several regions of the world will be studied based on either thematic or ideologocal affiliations. The topics will vary from time to time. (TBA)

EN 503. World Drama. A study of major world dramatists beginning with Shakespeare to the end of the twentieth century. (TBA)

EN 504. Studies Modern English Grammer & Linguistics. The continuing study of the nature of language structure (with reference to Modern English), methods and theory of grammar analysis within transformation generative framework with special emphasis on analyzing syntactic and semantic structures of English. 3 hrs.

EN 505. Creative Writing and Editing. A mixed genre creative writing course (poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction) and introduction to magazine editing. (TBA)

*Writing Intensive Course