English

ENG 10501 Integrated Developmental Reading and Writing

A supplemental college-readiness course designed to assist students in developing and improving reading and writing proficiency. Reading and writing processes are explored, practiced, and developed in order to prepare the student for the rigor of college-level reading and writing. This course must be taken with its co-requisite ENG 11103 course. Required as determined by placement testing.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer for 1 Semester hours.

ENG 10503 ALP Integrated Developmental Reading and Writing

A college-readiness course designed to assist students in developing and improving reading and writing proficiency. Reading and writing processes are explored, practiced, and developed in order to prepare the student for the rigor of college-level reading and writing. This course must be taken with its co-requisite ENG 11103ALP course. Required as determined by placement testing.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 11103 (TM) Composition I

A writing-intensive course designed to improve critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Students will address, in writing, the needs of different audiences in a variety of purposes and contexts. Attention will be paid, primarily, to source-based, argument-driven writing and reading with an academic context. Determined by placement testing.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 11103 ALP (TM) Composition I

A writing-intensive course designed to improve critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Students will address, in writing, the needs of different audiences in a variety of purposes and contexts. Attention will be paid, primarily, to source-based, argument-driven writing and reading with an academic context. This course must be taken with its co-requisite ENG 10503ALP course. Required as determined by placement testing.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 11203 (TM) Composition II

Continued study of the writing process, focusing on cause and effect and on argument. Research writing is studied, and the different forms of documentation are introduced. Required: short papers and a longer, properly documented research paper. Prerequisite: ENG 11103 with a C- or better.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 12003 Honors Composition

This course is a study of the writing process covering expository and research writing for Rio Grande Honors Program students. Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to various writing conventions, the research process, and source integration and citation. Honors students can take this course in place of both ENG 11103 and ENG 11203. Successful completion of ENG 12003 with a B+ or better will earn students advanced credit for ENG 11103. If students receive lower than a B+, ENG 11103 will not appear on their transcripts as credit earned. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Rio Grande Honors Program and placement testing of 82 or better on the COMPASS reading test or 21 or better on the ACT reading test. Honors students who complete ENG 11103 with a C- or better can take ENG 12003 in place of ENG 11203.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 21403 Business and Technical Writing

A study of the kinds of writing required in the business and technical worlds such as memos, letters, proposals, feasibility studies, progress reports, recommendations, and technical descriptions and instructions with emphasis on letters and short reports. Prerequisite: ENG 11103 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 22103 Creative Writing

Introduction to the principles of creative writing aimed at developing the creative process with practice in writing original, creative non-fiction, short stories, poetry, screenwriting, and/or drama. Possible markets for creative writing will be explored. Students will practice individual and collaborative writing in various genres in a workshop atmosphere. Prerequisite: ENG 11103 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination

In this course, students will learn how to read, analyze, respond to, and interpret various literary genres through the use of literary terminology and concepts. Students will read a wide range of literary works from diverse times and places and be introduced to critical methods that will assist in their literary analyses. In addition, students will learn how to write critical essays that synthesize ideas presented through literature. The purpose of this class is to help students appreciate literature as well as to think critically about that literature. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 24603 Children’s Literature

A study of literature of interest to children in the pre-school and elementary grades, including oral presentations and book selection. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 24703 Adolescent and Young Adult Literature

A study of literature of interest to students in middle and secondary schools, including classroom presentation and book selection. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 24803 Comparative World Literature

Focuses on the reading, analysis, and discussion of representative translated major works and writers, periods, and literary movements in world literature from the ancient world to the modern period with an emphasis on aesthetic, historic, and cultural ideas and values. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 25103 American Literature to the Civil War

Major representative ideas, genres, and authors in the development of American literature from the pre-colonial period to the Civil War. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 25203 American Literature since the Civil War

Major representative ideas, genres, and authors in realism, naturalism, and other movements from the Civil War to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 26103 British Literature to the Romantic Era

A survey of selected literary forms, authors, and works of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Neo-classical periods in British literature. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 26203 British Literature since the Romantic Era

A survey of selected literary forms, authors, and works of the Romantic, Victorian, and modern periods in British literature. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 27503 Introduction to Film

The study of various film genres from the silent film era to the present day. The course will focus on the American film industry but may include international films as well. In  addition to learning about the cultural and production history of film, students will analyze film’s cinematic language, focusing on elements of form such as narrative, mis-en-scene, cinematography, editing, acting, and sound. Students will also learn about film’s function in society. Consideration should be given to the subject matter of this course: R-rated films, which contain adult subject matter and language, may be included. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a C or above.

Offered for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 29901-05 Directed Studies in English

Independent study and research on a topic in English language, literature, or writing of special interest to the student, under the supervision of an English faculty member.  Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Class may be taken concurrently with ENG 11203.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.

ENG 33403 The English Language

A study of the  English language in terms of language acquisition and development; phonology, structure, linguistic change, and meanings of language; vocabulary accretion; communication purposes in both written and spoken discourses; and the application of English grammar in teaching and learning. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a C or better.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 37103 Literature and Media

An exploration of ways in which literature and visual culture, particularly the cinematic, mirror the complexities of human existence and meaning and work individually to influence other media. The structures and styles, themes and motifs, and philosophical preoccupations of high-modern and post-modern literary expressions and traditions, films, and some other media will be examined to provide an acquaintance with, and relationship of, the authors, works, and artistic and philosophical concepts portrayed. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 38103 Professional Writing

An in-depth study, practice, and workshop in written communication within a professional context in the areas of creative writing, professional writing, and multimedia writing. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 38803 Selected Topics in English

Special topics in literature or creative writing. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 44303 Genre Studies

Advanced study of a particular literary form; for example, absurdist drama, the novella or short novel, or gothic fiction. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.  Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 44603 Literary Periods

A focused study of literary works of a specific movement or group from a selected literary period with an emphasis upon authors, works and contexts. May be repeated for  credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 45103 Major Authors

An in-depth study of the works of a significant author, pair of authors, or small group with an exploration of the writers’ contexts, approaches, and contributions. May be repeated for credit with different authors. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 47001-03 Literary Magazine Practicum

An introduction to literary-magazine production culminating in publication of a literary magazine with emphasis given to editorial perspective; audience evaluation; selecting, editing, and arranging copy; proofreading; designing magazine format; and marketing a literary magazine. May be repeated for the maximum credit hours. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.

ENG 49003 Literature and Writing Seminar

A review of career options and strategies for English majors, development and completion of a writing project to be included in the Major Portfolio, completion of a comprehensive major exam, and completion and submission of the Major Portfolio. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better. Must be taken in final spring semester of English coursework.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ENG 49901-05 Directed Studies in English

Independent study and research on a topic in English language, literature, or writing of special interest to the student, under the supervision of an English faculty member. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a grade of C or better.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.