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Course Code
ENGL 099  Credits
Title Fundamentals of Writing 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description ENGL 099 is an introductory composition course designed to prepare students for the 1A, Written Communication course. Students will study grammar, standard English usage, and rhetorical techniques and strategies. This course emphasizes sentence structure, paragraph development, and organizing and developing the short essay. There is also a strong focus upon reading and analysis of expository essays and other short, mostly non-fiction, works. Students placed into ENGL 099 must attain a passing grade in the course before enrolling in the required 1A, Written Communication course. ENGL 099 carries only credit toward semester load. 



Course Code
ENGL 101  Credits
Title English Composition I 
Lasc Area Goal 1A  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description English Composition I is the foundational writing course; special attention is devoted to learning about and using effective writing processes to create logical, engaging, and grammatically and mechanically correct essays suitable for a variety of audiences and purposes. In addition, students will read, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and integrate appropriately and ethically information and ideas from diverse sources and points of view in their writing. MnTC Goal 1. 



Course Code
ENGL 105  Credits
Title Honors English: Ideas, Reason and Exploration 
Lasc Area Goal 1A  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is for students admitted to the Honors Program. This accelerated course is designed to develop writing skills. This course is also designed to fulfill the Written Communication Competencies and Student Learning Outcomes of the Inner Core. MnTC Goal 1. 



Course Code
ENGL 183  Credits
Title Introduction to the American Short Story 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course introduces students to the American Short Story from the 19th Century to the present. In this course students will have the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for American literature, and develop the skills of close reading and analysis of selected works. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ENGL 190  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in English 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a topical course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ENGL 201  Credits
Title English Composition II 
Prerequisite ENGL 101 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course focuses on analysis and argumentation, with special attention devoted to learning about and producing effective and persuasive academic essays. Many assignments in this course will involve research and thus will require ethical and correct source citation and documentation. Must have successfully completed ENGL 101 or an acceptable placement score. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ENGL 202  Credits
Title English Composition and Literature 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description The First-Year Composition and Literature course stresses expository writing (essays that explain, describe, compare, interpret, analyze, and persuade). In this course students will be asked to read and write with thoughtfulness, skill, and honesty, to think critically, to develop and defend their assertions, and to make use of library and other research sources that require crediting the writing of others in a responsible manner. Students will also read numerous works of poetry and drama and other genres. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ENGL 215  Credits
Title World Games: International Stories about Sports and Politics 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This class uses a variety of literary and cinematic texts to explore how organized sports have been used to help build a national identity, to represent nations in the international sphere, and to express conflicts within and between nations. MnTC Goal 6 and 8. 



Course Code
ENGL 234  Credits
Title Mythology 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to the great myths of Greece and Rome and their influence upon later literature. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ENGL 246  Credits
Title Women in Literature 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A study of the various ways women are depicted in imaginative literature and expository prose. Readings vary. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ENGL 280  Credits
Title World Literature: East and West 
Lasc Area Goal 7  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Selected writers or literary traditions in world literature with at least one-half of the course focusing on the non-western literature. MnTC Goal 7. 



Course Code
ENGL 282  Credits
Title Literature for Non-Majors 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to introduce students to significant English, American, and World literatures from a variety of periods, cultures, and literary or critical traditions. The course will introduce students to the process of situating works within larger cultural, historical, and/or biographical contexts. Students will also receive instruction in the process of critical and interpretive reading and writing. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ENGL 285  Credits
Title Scriptwriting 
Prerequisite ENGL 101 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description An introductory workshop in writing scripts for the stage and the screen. Students will be expected to write a short play and a mini-screenplay of 15-20 pages. Scripts will be work-shopped in class. 



Course Code
ENGL 286  Credits
Title Writing for the Workplace 
Prerequisite ENGL 101 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Study and practice in writing non-academic material linked to the experiences of daily life and to practical career situations. 



Course Code
ENGL 288  Credits
Title Introduction to Creative Writing 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Practice in the writing of poetry, short fiction, or drama. 



Course Code
ENGL 290  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in English 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of a particular literary topic: special approaches or procedures related to the study of language or literature. The course may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ENGL 300  Credits
Title Introduction to Literary Studies 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course introduces students to the basic elements of literary study, including literary analysis, critical interpretation, and theoretical approaches. Students will study a variety of genres and styles from diverse cultural and historical perspectives. Students will also read exemplary pieces of criticism designed to demonstrate the fundamental tenets of a critical approach. Required of all English majors as a prerequisite for all core and major courses. 



Course Code
ENGL 301  Credits
Title Medieval British Literature 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of selected major authors and works, sometimes in comparison with European counterparts, exclusive of Chaucer. 



Course Code
ENGL 302  Credits
Title English Renaissance Literature 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of English Renaissance authors, themes, and genres from 1485 through 1649. 



Course Code
ENGL 306  Credits
Title The Victorian Period 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of British authors, genres, or literary movements from roughly the 1830s through 1900. Some consideration of social and cultural context will be included in this study.