Academics

Course Descriptions

Technology Requirements for the Department of Humanities
To meet Program Learning Outcomes for the academic year 2013-14 and to provide access to technology, foreign language students will be required to use a laptop computer with wireless network capability meeting or exceeding the recommended requirements specified under the Technology Tab in Wolf Den. Such laptops must have the basic software functionality of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, available free of charge in Windows 365, accessed through the Technology Tab in Wolf Den.

ENG 099. Basic Composition and Grammar. (3)

A concentrated review of grammar, language mechanics, and paragraph writing. Placement of new Newberry College students in English 099 is determined by English Department assessment procedures. English 099 is a prerequisite for English 111 for these students.

Does NOT satisfy the Core requirement in Oral and Written Communication Skills, Area B-2. Graded on S-U basis. Offered every semester.

ENG 111. Freshman Composition and Introduction to Library Research. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 099 (unless exempt; see ENG 099).

Introduction to college-level written discourse, applicable across the disciplines. Selected readings and basic library research.  A grade of C or higher is required before the student can take English 112.

Required of ALL students unless exempted by examination.  Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements in Oral and Written Communications Skills, Area B-2. Offered every semester.

ENG 112. Introduction to Literature and the Research Paper. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 111.

Literary genres, selected readings, and research paper writing. A prerequisite for all higher numbered English courses except by special permission of the department chair. A grade of C or higher is required before the student can take English courses at the 200, 300, or 400 levels.  Required of ALL students unless exempted by examination.  Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements in Oral and Written Communications Skills, Area B-2. Offered every semester.

ENG 221. Survey of English Literature through the 18th Century. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Selections from British writers from the Old English period through the eighteenth century. Either ENG 221/222 or ENG 231/232 is recommended for all Elementary Education majors. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered fall semester.

ENG 222. Survey of English Literature from the 19th Century to the Present. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Selections from British writers from the nineteenth century through the present.

Either ENG 221/222 or ENG 231/232 is recommended for all Elementary Education majors. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester.

ENG 231. Survey of American Literature through the Civil War. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Selections from American writers from the Colonial period through the Civil War.

Either ENG 221/222 or ENG 231/232 is recommended for all Elementary Education majors. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered fall semester.

ENG 232. Survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the Present. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Selections from American writers from the Civil War to the present.  Either ENG 221/222 or ENG 231/232 is recommended for all Elementary Education majors. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester.

ENG 242. Creative Writing. (3)

*Prerequisite: ENG 112 (This requirement may be waived based on quality of a student’s writing portfolios.)

An introduction to Creative Writing in a workshop environment. Students will write and read fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Note that ENG 242 is the only creative writing course that may be used toward the English major. Requires permission of instructor. Does NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Areas C-1 or C-2. Offered fall or spring semester of each academic year based on departmental needs.

ENG 251. World Literature. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Selected works of literature from the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern World, Beginnings to 1650, from           countries other than the United Kingdom and the United States. All literature will be in English or in English translations. ENG 251 or ENG 252 is required for Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle-Level majors.

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2.

Offered fall semester.

ENG 252. World Literature. (3)

Selected works of literature from the Modern World, 1650-present, from countries other than the United Kingdom and the United States. All literature will be in English or in English translations.                                                                      ENG 251 or ENG 252 is required for Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle-Level majors.                                 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2.
Offered fall semester.
                                             

ENG 322. Young Adult Literature. (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 112, EDU 224, EDU382

A survey of international literature (prose and verse representing a range of periods) for middle and high school students with emphasis on teaching methods and curricular issues. Required for teacher certification in English. Does NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered on the basis of need as determined by the English and Education department chairs.

ENG 335. Methods of Teaching English. (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 112, EDU 224, EDU 300, EDU 382

Students study educational theories and methods used in teaching English/ Social Studies at the secondary level; construct unit and lesson plans based upon the theories and methods studied; review and practice reading analysis techniques, writing skills, and technical terminology used at the secondary level; participate in activities that simulate classroom situations; and teach lessons in middle and/or secondary schools. Required for teacher certification in English. Requires 24 hours field experience involving teaching in the public schools. Does NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered on the basis of need as determined by the chairs/coordinators of Education, English, History, and Political Science.

ENG 337. Shakespeare. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

A study of the career, times, and works of William Shakespeare, including selected non-dramatic poetry and five plays, including at least one in each dramatic mode: comedy, tragedy, history, and romance.

Required for English majors, Theatre/Speech majors, and teacher certification in English. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, odd-numbered years or on the basis of need as determined by the Department of English, Literature, and Languages.

ENG 341. Period Studies in Early English Literature. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Study of a selected topic in English literature through the eighteenth century. Versions of this course include ―Chaucer and His Contemporaries,English Renaissance Literature, Restoration and Enlightenment Literature.  This course may be repeated for credit so long as the student does not repeat the same topic. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, odd-numbered years.

 

ENG 342. Period Studies in Later English Literature. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Study of a selected topic in English literature of the last two centuries. Versions of this course include: English Romanticism, Victorian Literature, English Literature: 1900-1918. This course may be repeated for credit so long as the student does not repeat the same topic. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, even-numbered years.

 

ENG 350. African American Literature. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

From nineteenth-century slave narratives through the Harlem Renaissance and into contemporary writing, this course will provide an overview of some of the major works of African American literature. Students will focus on specific literary works by authors including—but not limited to—Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Richard Wright, Gloria Naylor, Randall Keenan and Toni Morrison. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, even- numbered years.

 

ENG 351. Southern Literature. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

A study of selected Southern writers from the nineteenth century to the present. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered fall semester, even- numbered years.

 

ENG 360. Studies in Narrative Film. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

In the past century, cinematic media have replaced prose genres as our culture‘s dominant narrative form, leading some to describe film as ―the literature of the twentieth century. This course applies narrative paradigms drawn from literary, dramatic, and media criticism to achieve a formal understanding of the unique capacities of narrative film. It will provide a framework for understanding how film works by emphasizing its narrative and visual components as well as the techniques filmmakers use to convey their messages. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, even-numbered years.

 

ENG 361. The Early Novel. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

A study of the novel as a literary art form from its origins to the mid-nineteenth century. All novels are in

English or English translation. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered fall semester, even-numbered years, on the basis of need as determined by the Department of English, Literature, and Languages.

ENG 362. The Modern Novel. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

The novel from the mid-nineteenth century through the present. Includes American, British, European, and non-western writers.  Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, odd-numbered years.

 

ENG 363. The Short Story. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

A study of short fiction as an art form. Includes American, British, European and non-western writers.

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered fall semester, even-numbered years.

 

ENG 364. Topics in Modern Literature. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Study of a selected topic in modern literature in English. Versions of this course include ―American Writers of the Twenties, Modern Poetry in English. This course may be repeated for credit so long as the student does not repeat the same topic. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered fall semester, odd-numbered years.

ENG 365. Topics in World Drama. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

Study of a selected topic in world drama. Versions of this course include Classical Drama, Medieval/ Renaissance Drama (excluding Shakespeare), Modern Drama. This course may be repeated for credit so long as the student does not repeat the same topic. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered fall semester, odd-numbered years.

 

ENG 371. Business Communication. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

The techniques of exposition, document design, and technology applied to letters and memoranda and to business and technical reports. Does NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, odd-numbered years.

 

ENG 458. Advanced Grammar and Composition. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

A study of the historical and cultural developments of the English language focusing on the changes within syntax, grammatical structures, stages and dialects of English throughout the world from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Emphasis is placed on the articistic, grammatical, and syntactic implications of the formation and history of English and incorporating a variety of composition styles to apply the principles of English grammar to the forms of discourse. [This course combines these previous courses: Advanced Grammar and Composition with the History of the English Language.]

Does NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2.

Offered fall semester.

 

 

 

ENG 460. Literary Criticism. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

A study of literary criticism from theoretical, practical, and historical perspectives. Required of English majors and for teacher certification in English. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered spring semester, even-numbered years.

ENG 480. Selected Topics. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 112.

A study of various movements and genres of interest to the undergraduate student.

May satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities and Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2, depending upon topic. (Check course registration information.) Offered at departmental discretion.

 

ENG 491. Independent Study. (1-3)

An intensive yet informal program of reading, writing critical papers, and conferring with a member of the Department of English faculty. Open only to the major who has shown a marked ability to go beyond the requirements of the English courses previously taken. Subject to rules and regulations on page 62 of the Catalog.


ENG 495, 496. Internship. (1-3) (1-3)

Internships or practical experience in an approved program of study. Limited to majors in the department. Subject to regulations on page 62 for Experiential Learning as stated in the Newberry College Catalog.

 

ENG 499. Senior Essay. (1-3)

A project requiring scholarly research. Subject to rules and regulations on page 63 of the Catalog.

Creative Writing Minor (CRW)

CRW 302/CRW 303. Fiction Writing I, II. (3, 3)

Prerequisite: English 242.

Workshops in fiction writing for intermediate and advanced students.

Courses taught concurrently. Courses do NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities/Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered at departmental discretion based on student need.

CRW 312/CRW 313. Poetry Writing I, II. (3, 3)

Prerequisite: English 242.

Workshops in poetry writing for intermediate and advanced students. Courses taught concurrently. Courses do NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities/Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. Offered at departmental discretion based on student need.

CRW 480. Selected Topics in Creative Writing. (3)

Prerequisite: English 242.

A study of a selected topic in Creative Writing in a workshop format. Versions of this course might include ―Creative Non-Fiction, ―Writing the Memoir, ―Dramatic Writing, ―Writing for Children, ―Genre Fiction, and ―Song-writing. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Course does NOT satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for Humanities/Fine Arts, Area C-1 or C-2. See page 120 of the Catalog for details.  Offered fall semester at departmental discretion based on student need.

Course Descriptions