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English Courses (ENG)

Course Descriptions | Alice Lloyd College Humanities Division 

 

100 Developmental Language Arts

NOTE: See Institutional Requirements on pg. 67 of the Program Catalog for additional information regarding this course.

Offered: Fall and Spring

3 credit hours

For students who need to improve their language skills in reading and writing and their study skills before moving on to further work in composition. This course must be followed by ENG 101.


101 Freshman Composition I

Offered: Fall and Spring

3 credit hours

A course offering practice and development of skills in the basic types of the essay.


102 Freshman Composition II

Prerequisite: ENG 101

Offered: Fall and Spring

3 credit hours

A continuation of ENG 101, emphasizing literature, argumentation, and research. Final credit in ENG 102 is contingent on passing the ALC English Competency Exam. This also applies to transfer students.


201 Survey of Western Literature 

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or higher

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

The literature of Western civilization, excluding Britain and America, with an emphasis on earlier works.


202 Survey of Non-Western Literature

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or higher

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

The literature of non-Western civilizations with an emphasis on major works.


211 Survey of English Literature I

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or higher

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

British literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period through Neoclassicism.


212 Survey of English Literature II

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or higher

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

British literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism.


215 Survey of American Literature I

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or higher

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

American literature form the Colonial Period through 1850.


216 Survey of American Literature II

Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or higher

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

American literature from 1850 through Postmodernism.


302 Creative Writing – Fiction

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

A study of the types, possibilities, and techniques of fiction writing.


303 Creative Writing – Poetry

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

Intensive study of contemporary poetry writing with an emphasis on publication.


304 Technical Writing

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall, odd years

3 credit hours

A study of the types of reports required in education, government, industry, medicine, and science. Assignments may include product and mechanism reports, memos, short reports, proposals, and analytical reports.


305 Advanced Composition

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall, even years

3 credit hours

Practice in expository writing with emphasis on effective style, sound structure, and mechanics. Additional emphasis on the composition of critical and creative papers. Introduction to advanced research methods. Assigned readings.


310 Literary Criticism

Prerequisite: ENG 102

Offered: Spring, odd years

3 credit hours

An introduction to contemporary literary theory in application to fiction and poetry. Approaches may include deconstruction, gender criticism, new historicism, postmodernism, and psychoanalytic criticism.


311 Shakespeare’s Tragedies/Histories

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

Selected tragedies and histories of Shakespeare.


312 Shakespeare’s Comedies/Romances

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

Selected comedies and romances of Shakespeare.


315 Linguistics

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

An introduction to the study of language. Topics covered include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialects, and the history of the English language.


350 Appalachian Literature

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

Examination of the range and variety of Southern Appalachian literature with attention to cultural implications and artistic values.


400-409 Special Topics in Literature

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

An intensive study in literary genres (poetry, drama, or prose) or groupings (theme, period, or movement). Course content will vary each time the course is offered.


410-414 Studies in Major Authors

Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

Intensive study of individual authors (excluding Shakespeare) or groups of authors. Course content will vary each time the course is offered.


415 Nineteenth Century American Literature

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Spring, even years

3 credit hours

A study of the works of selected authors from the American Renaissance through Naturalism.


416 Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century English Literature

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

A study of selected writings from the British Renaissance through the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, excluding Shakespeare.


417 Nineteenth Century English Literature

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

A study of selected writings from the British Romantic Period through the Victorian Period.

3 credit hours


418 Twentieth Century English Literature

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

A study of selected writings from the Modern and Postmodern Period in English literature.


419 Twentieth Century American Literature

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

A study of selected writings from the Modern and Postmodern Periods in American literature.


ENG 471-489: Studies in Major Authors

Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

Intensive study of individual authors (excluding Shakespeare) or groups of authors. Course content will vary each time the course is offered.


ENG 490: Senior Seminar in English

Prerequisite: Eng 310, junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

This course focuses on advanced reading in literature and criticism. Students in senior seminar will: write a 18-25 page independent research project on approved literary text(s); take a draft through all stages of the writing process; and present their final project to the class. Additional reading and essay assignments will be assigned to assist in the research and drafting process. This course will be taught by all members of the English Department. This is the capstone course for English majors and English Education majors, and it is also open to Liberal Arts majors.