Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jun 02, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

English Language and Literature

  
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    ENGL 090 - English as a Second Language


    An individualized course in English comprehension, conversation and composition for non-native speakers. ENGL-090 is required of all non-native speakers scoring below 80 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This course is offered for institutional credit only. Credit earned in this course will not count toward the composition requirement and grading will be pass/fail. Students will enroll concurrently in ENGL-091.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 091 - Basic Writing Skills


    A course intended to strengthen skills related to English language grammar, usage, sentence structure, and writing. It introduces students to the writing process, promotes writing based on readings, and encourages writing with confidence. ENGL-091 is the entry-level course for students scoring 80 or below on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Students earning a grade of C or above are eligible for ENGL-105; students who earn less than a C grade will earn a grade of “No Credit.” ENGL-091 involves three classroom hours and two hours of lab practice. This course does not fulfill any part of the English general education core requirement.

    Requires co-requisite enrollment in ENGL-091L and ENGL-090.

     

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester

  
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    ENGL 105 - College Writing Workshop


    A writing course that seeks to teach students to develop clean, well organized prose. It emphasizes the writing process with an introduction to rhetorical strategies and culminates with an introduction to the library, research, and documentation. The course involves 3 classroom hours and 1 hour per week in a Writing Studio.  A grade of C or better in this course allows the student to enroll in ENGL-110 the following semester.

    Requires co-requisite enrollment in Engl-105WS.

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
    Notes
    ENGL-105 is the entry-level course for students scoring 18 or below on the English section of the ACT (American College Testing) or 429 or below on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test).

  
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    ENGL 106 - College Writing


    A writing course which seeks to teach students to develop clean, well-organized prose. The course emphasizes the writing process with an introduction to rhetorical strategies and culminates with an introduction to the library, research, and documentation. A grade of C or better in this course allows the student to enroll in Rhetoric and Research, ENGL-110 the following semester.

    Prerequisites
    ACT English score of 19-24 or an SAT recentered verbal score of 430 - 569.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ENGL 110 - Rhetoric and Research


    A course focusing on four major writing projects; enables students to review the creative process as it applies to composition, learn the research methodologies and procedures of their chosen discipline (including computer-generated research), internalize approaches to critical thinking, apply basic principles of public speaking, and perform literary analysis.

    Prerequisites
    ACT English score of 25 or higher, or an SAT recentered verbal score of 570 or higher, or completion of ENGL-105 or 106 with a grade of C or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ENGL 221 - Western Literature: Ancient to Renaissance


    Selected literary masterpieces from ancient, medieval, and Renaissance world literature studied in relation to cultural context.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
    DAL
  
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    ENGL 222 - Western Literature: Enlightenment to Postmodern


    Selected literary masterpieces of the Enlightenment, nineteenth century, and twentieth century studied in relation to cultural context. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110 

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ENGL 300 - Theories of Reading and Writing (W)


    ENGL-300 is designed to acquaint English majors with significant issues within the discipline including critical approaches to reading, writing, teaching, and research. The course introduces literary theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with a brief overview of the history of criticism. Students will apply critical theories to a number of literary texts.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 302 - The English Language


    This course is intended to give the student an in-depth look at the structure of the English language, focusing on traditional and alternative theories of grammar and principles of linguistics with applications for second-language acquisition.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 308 - Composition Theory (W)


    This course introduces students to the field of composition studies. It provides a historical overview of approaches to understanding and teaching writing, and it emphasizes the prominent current theories about writing’s composition, reception, and function within contemporary culture. Students will work both to understand their own writing processes more fully and to learn theoretically-informed strategies for teaching or tutoring other writers.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 309 - Rhetoric for Writers (W)


    A survey of the theories and techniques of rhetoric from ancient Greece to the present. Particular attention is given to the ways in which contemporary writers can create appropriate rhetorical strategies for communicating in their own social and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    ENGL 311 - Foundations of Literature in English


    This course offers students an opportunity to study the great authors of British literature from the 8th to the 18th century. It provides in depth study of masterworks that have influenced later literature written in English due to the writers’ linguistic contribution and artistic stature in the language.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    ENGL 312 - British Literature: 1798 to the Present


    A survey of English literature from the Romantic Movement to the present.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 313 - United States Literature I: Colonial Period to 1865


    A survey of American literature from the founding of the colonies to the Civil War.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    ENGL 314 - United States Literature II: 1865 to the Present


    A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 315 - Young Adult Literature


    A survey of young adult literature in a variety of media and genres with emphasis on the use of literature in the junior and senior high school classrooms. Required for teacher licensure in English. This course does not fulfill the core literature requirement.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    ENGL 320 - Women Writers


    Selected literary masterpieces by women of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, studied in relation to their cultural context.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 321 - Appalachian Studies


    This course will provide an overview of Appalachian literature and culture, emphasizing the way in which the history of the region has impacted its art, music, and literature.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 322 - Contemporary Latin American Writers


    A study of Latin American cultures through reading, in translation, fiction and poetry written by contemporary Latin American writers.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 323 - Southern Literature


    A chronological survey of the literature of the American South.  This course examines Southern American fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama in its cultural context from colonial times to the present.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 324 - African-American Studies


    This course addresses African American literature in the context of history, and culture, with an emphasis on African American contributions to U. S. culture, the struggle for freedom prior to the Civil War, and the press for full enjoyment of civil rights, an ongoing process.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 325 - Survey of East Asian Literature


    A survey of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese literature, using English translations of representative works.

     

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 326 - Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature


    A study of fiction and poetry written by contemporary Latina/o, Native American, African American, and Asian American writers. Particular attention will be given to the social and cultural contexts of these writers.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 350 - Technical and Professional Writing (W)


    A course designed to teach students to design documents that communicate technical and professional information effectively and efficiently. Students will learn to analyze the linguistic and design features of existing documents. They will also analyze specific rhetorical situations to understand how audience, purpose, and context shape all professional communication. This course also focuses on ethical issues related to technical writing and the role technology plays in designing, developing, and delivering documents. A writing-intensive, service-learning course.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 351 - Introduction to Editing and Publishing


    An advanced writing course which provides students with knowledge of and experiences in editing and publishing. Topics covered include copyediting, the production of print and online publications, literary citizenship, book culture, blogging, and writer platforms.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 360 - Introduction to Writing Poetry (W)


    A study of the techniques of writing poetry by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 361 - Introduction to Writing Fiction (W)


    A study of the techniques of writing fiction by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered

  
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    ENGL 362 - Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction (W)


    A study of the techniques of writing nonfiction by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered

  
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    ENGL 363 - Introduction to Playwriting (W)


    This course provides a study of the craft of playwriting by reading and watching established plays, as well as writing, critiquing, developing and staging original monologues and short plays in a workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered

  
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    ENGL 364 - Introduction to Screenwriting


     An introductory course in the foundational theories and techniques of screenwriting. Students will learn to analyze existing screenplays, as well as develop their own craft. They will learn primarily through conceiving, writing, and developing original screenplays. This is a writing-intensive, workshop-based class.

    Prerequisites
    Engl-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 365 - Writing Poetry and Place


    A study of the techniques of writing poetry that relates to place, emphasizing types and genres of poems that highlight that aspect. Students will accomplish this by reading and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered as part of the England: Literature and Writing cross-cultural trip.
  
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    ENGL 368 - Literary Publishing


    This course will introduce students to the basics of publishing a literary journal. The students will analyze a wide variety of literary journals, then create a range of documents that beginning literary magazines would require. Offered in Fall Semester every year. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall semester only
  
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    ENGL 369 - Lee Review: A Student Christian Literary Arts Magazine


    Laboratory course focusing on publication of creative art in a variety of genres. Emphasis on practical application of development, editing, and production of a literary magazine. Offered in spring semester every year. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-368

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring semester only
  
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    ENGL 370 - Writing Articles for Markets (W)


    A survey of the techniques of writing commercial articles such as feature, memoir, religion and travel/hobby, with an emphasis on the preparation of materials for publication.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 371 - Film Criticism (W)


    This course enables students to learn the process of writing film criticism. Focusing on four major types of writing (simple review, analytical critique, comparative analysis and documented research paper), the course expands students’ critical thinking and develops advanced writing strategies. Students are required to watch, analyze and discuss movies from various genres during the writing process.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 or COMM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 379 - Seminar in Tutoring Writers


    A course designed to prepare students to lead effective writing consultations with student writers. Specifically, the course will prepare students to work in Lee University’s Peer Writing Assistant Program as writing center tutors, writing studio facilitators, or peer instructors for ENGL 091. Topics will include understanding writing and tutoring processes, working with diverse students from various disciplines, distinguishing between higher-order and lower-order concerns, and ensuring that students maintain ownership of their writing.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring
  
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    ENGL 380 - Introduction to Linguistics


    An introduction to scientific language study including morphology, phonology, syntax, pragmatics and the nature of language.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    ENGL 381 - Language Acquisition and Development


    An investigation of the cognitive processes of first and second language acquisition and development with special attention to the acquisition of literacy, language diversity and bilingualism.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 382 - English Language Center Seminar


    A course to prepare and mentor students who are working with English Language Learners (ELLs) in Lee University’s English Language Center. Through assigned readings, guided discussions, and supervised teaching experiences, students will develop knowledge and skills for designing and delivering effective English language instruction for ELLs.  (Cross-listed with LING-382)

    Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring

  
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    ENGL 385 - Linguistics for Teaching English as a Second Language


    A presentation of the linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociocultural dimensions of second language teaching and learning. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-380 and ENGL-381

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    This course is also offered as LING-385.
  
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    ENGL 390 - Special Topics in English


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest. 

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 399 - Honors Independent Study


    An independent study supervised by three faculty members that provides the student who qualifies under the honors guidelines the opportunity to pursue a special topic of his/her choice.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-307 or 308 or 309

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    ENGL 409 - The Writing Life


    This course helps writing majors explore and develop a self-sustaining process and practice of writing. The class will model a professional writing life, allowing students to create their own projects, to compile reading lists of process essays, interviews, and creative pieces in their chosen genre, and to write analytical papers positioning their own work in broader communities of writers.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-309, plus one 300-level Writing course (ENGL-360, 361, 362, 363, or 364)

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 410 - Contemporary Literature (W)


    Contemporary Literature introduces students to major authors, movements and philosophies that shaped literary art during the last decades of the 20th century (post-1960). The course explores significant works of postmodern fiction, poetry or drama, giving special attention to how Christian faith can and should interact with this literature.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-307 or 308 or 309

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 420 - Senior Thesis


    Working under the direct supervision of a faculty member, this course is designed to engage students in a rigorous process of research and drafting resulting in an original, substantive, high-quality work of literary criticism.  English elective credit only.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-307, nine hours of upper-level literature courses, and instructor permission.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 421/422/423 - Internship


    A course which allows students to obtain practical skills in jobs related to the English discipline. Students receive one credit hour for every fifty hours worked at the internship placement. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Requires instructor approval.

    Credit Hours: 1 (421), 2 (422), 3 (423)
  
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    ENGL 431 - The American Novel (W)


    The reading and in-class analysis of representative American novels with some attention to related literary history and with a written analysis of one additional novel by each student.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307, 308 or 309 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 432 - The British Novel (W)


    The reading and in-class analysis of representative British novels with some attention to literary history and with a written analysis of some aspect of one of the novels.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307, 308 or 309 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 433 - Twentieth Century American Drama (W)


     

    This course is a survey of American dramatic literature from the twentieth century. These dramas will be examined in various contexts, including literary movements and critical theory, as well as biographically and historically. 

     

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and ENGL-307, 308 or 309 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 434 - U.S. Poetry:The New England Tradition (W)


    The reading and in-class analysis of representative U. S. poetry with some attention to literary history and a written analysis of a poem by students. This course is offered as part of the American Ethnic Studies: New England Studies trip.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 300 and 307, 308 or 309 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 435 - Contemporary British Fiction


    This course is intended to expose students to living writers in England. Special focus will be given to the cultural background of the authors and how those relate to contemporary issues in England.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered as part of the England: Literature and Writing cross-cultural trip.
  
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    ENGL 442 - Early Modern British Satire and Comedy


    A study of Restoration and eighteenth century British poetry and prose, with special attention to Dryden, Pope, Swift and Johnson.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 443 - English Romantic Period


    A study of the Romantic Movement with emphasis on the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats, and on the essays of Lamb, Hazlitt, De Quincey and Landor. Some attention will be given to the critical writing and letters of the period.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 444 - Victorian Literature


    A study of the literature of Victorian Britain including representative authors of poetry, prose and fiction. The poetry of Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 448 - Modern Literature


    Selection and examination of representative authors who wrote between 1850 and World War II.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 450 - Shakespeare


    A study of Shakespeare’s histories, comedies, tragedies, and poetry.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 451 - Chaucer


    Reading of Chaucer’s major works in Middle English, with brief consideration of other works in the Chaucer canon and attention to medieval English language and custom.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 452 - Milton


    A study of John Milton’s poetry, with major emphasis on Paradise Lost, and a brief survey of his prose.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 453 - T.S. Eliot’s Works


    A comprehensive study of selected Eliot works in the major genres of poetry, drama, and critical essay and his immense influence on Anglo-American (even worldwide) literature in the first half of the twentieth century.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 454 - Oxford “Inklings”: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams


    A critical study of the three important writers of Christian fiction from Oxford, England, known as the Inklings in the 1930s and 40s: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. The emphasis is on the fiction they wrote for adults as a legacy for serious students of Christian themes.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 455 - C. S. Lewis


    A course introducing students to the many facets of C. S. Lewis’s writing - theology, allegory, science fiction, fantasy, and literary criticism - with special attention paid to the thematic correlation and technical and rhetorical variation of his fiction and nonfiction.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered as part of the England: Literature and Writing cross-cultural trip.
  
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    ENGL 460 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (W)


    Advanced training and practice of the techniques of creating poetry through writing, reading and critiquing original work in a workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-360

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 461 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (W)


    An advanced study of the techniques of writing fiction by learning, reading, practicing and critiquing established and original work in a writing workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-361

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 462 - Advanced Creative Writing-Nonfiction


    Advanced training and practice of the techniques of creating nonfiction through writing, reading, and critiquing original work in a workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    Any one of the following courses:

    ENGL-360, ENGL-361, ENGL-362, ENGL-363, ENGL-364 or ENGL-365

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ENGL 463 - Advanced Scriptwriting


    An advanced course in the theories and techniques of dramatic writing. Students will analyze the aesthetic of contemporary plays or screenplays. They will learn primarily through conceiving, writing, and developing an original play or screenplay. This is a writing-intensive, workshop-based class.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL/THEA 363 or ENGL/COMM 364

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 470 - Religious Rhetoric and Spiritual Quest (W)


    This course provides an overview of major figures in the history of Christian rhetoric, concentrating on those who influenced the later development of spiritual autobiography and of social/political movements based in Christian faith. Students will both study influential texts and write their own non-fiction works of spiritual quest.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 471 - Rhetorics of New and Digital Media (W)


    This is an advanced writing course focused on the rhetorical aspects of digital media.  Topics covered include multimedia composition, visual literacy, social media, online communities, and the evolving constructs of authorship and identity in writing for digital environments.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300, and either ENGL-307 or ENGL-309

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 479 - Writing Experience: Practicum (W)


    A course providing students practical experience in writing, teaching writing, publishing or editing. The course is designed by the student in consultation with the faculty practicum director, and proposals must be approved by the Department of Language and Literature. Each practicum will include significant writing experience, regular meetings with the faculty director, direct supervision by a sponsor or mentor, and a written analysis of the experience at the course’s end. The practicum will be shaped to meet the student’s particular interest, focusing on creative writing, teaching writing or professional writing.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-309 and 12 hours of (W) writing courses

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 481 - History of the English Language


    An introduction to the historical development of the English language from its Indo-European background through Old, Middle and Modern English.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ENGL 482 - Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


    A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary for students to become effective teachers of English to speakers of other languages in grades Pre-K through 12. Course topics focus on classroom methods, approaches, and strategies to facilitate acquisition of English as a second language. The course includes a 30 clock-hour practicum. 

    Prerequisites
    ENGL/LING-385

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    Notes
    This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in ENGL-482S.
  
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    ENGL 490 - Special Topics in English


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300 and 307, 308 or 309 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  
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    ENGL 495 - English in Christian Perspective (W)


    Through readings, oral discussion, a journal and a paper, English majors are assisted in the integration of the various facets of the major in relation to fundamental disciplinary concepts and overarching philosophical, theological and ethical concepts, guided by Christian perceptions of truth.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-300, plus the 12-hour core religion requirement. Preference will be given to second-semester juniors and seniors.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    ENGL 510 - Young Adult Literature


    An overview of the genre of young adult literature with emphasis on pedagogical concerns and techniques. The student will be introduced to “classic” authors and works of young adult fiction, as well as contemporary young adult literary works that reflect current interests and concerns.

    Credit Hours: 3

Exercise Science

  
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    EXSC 205 - Foundations of Exercise Science


    This course is an overview of the components, careers, and basic terms and concepts in the field of Exercise Science. It will also review curriculum, major expectations, opportunities to participate in research and professional organizations, and includes ten hours of field experience.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    EXSC 215 - Exercise Techniques in Performance and Wellness


    This course seeks to provide the exercise professional the necessary background in proper techniques in exercise, spotting, and screening. Students will develop a knowledge of muscle groups predominantly involved in free weight and machine exercises that are used in the realm of personal training, strength, and conditioning and wellness.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly PHED-115 Basic Concepts of Fitness)
  
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    EXSC 225 - Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise Science


    This course introduces research methods and statistical analysis typical in the field of Exercise Science.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-161

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly PHED-445 Seminar in Health/PE/Exercise Science Research)
  
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    EXSC 335 - Exercise Physiology I


    This course is designed to provide the essential physiological background that is necessary for an understanding of the human response to exercise.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-103 or HSCI-292/293 and EXSC-365

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-344)
  
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    EXSC 365 - Kinesiology


    Review of basic anatomy, primarily the muscular system; relationship of the fundamental laws of physics to human movement, and mechanical principles of skill instruction and analysis.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-103 or HSCI-292.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-361)
  
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    EXSC 385 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries


    This course outlines the theory and practice of athletic training for future athletic trainers, coaches, teachers and health care professionals.  Theory and techniques of athletic taping will be addressed.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly ATEP-200)
  
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    EXSC 395 - Nutrition for Health and Performance


    This second nutrition course covers nutritional needs of diseased persons and those participating in various types and levels of physical activity and sport.

     

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-110 or 111, HSCI-291 and EXSC-335

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-399)

  
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    EXSC 435 - Exercise Physiology II


    This course is designed to provide a deeper understanding and application of concepts introduced in EXSC-335.

    Prerequisites
    HSCI-291, EXSC-335, and EXSC-365

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-444)
  
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    EXSC 440 - Pharmacology for Athletic Training


    This course provides pre-athletic training students with an understanding of indications for pharmacological intervention in the treatment of various pathological states with emphasis on the health care and maintenance of the physically active.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-385 and HSCI-398.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly ATEP-391)
  
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    EXSC 445 - Exercise in Health and Disease


    A survey of the role of physical activity and exercise in individuals with chronic lifestyle-related diseases. Also investigates the use of exercise as a preventative measure against most chronic disease states.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-435 Exercise Physiology II

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-330 Fitness, Wellness, Lifestyle Management)
  
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    EXSC 455 - Program Design in Performance/Wellness


    This course is designed to equip students with the theory behind the development of training programs geared to improve muscular strength, power, speed, and agility. Additionally, it will aid in preparation for the nationally accredited Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification exam.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-435 Exercise Physiology II

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-331 Cardiovascular Health)
  
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    EXSC 465 - Exercise Testing and Prescription


    A course providing knowledge and practical experience in exercise testing procedures and in the principles and guidelines of safe and effective exercise prescription.

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-455 or EXSC-435.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-450)
  
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    EXSC 475 - Internship in Exercise Science


    The internship experience provides an opportunity for students to bridge the gap between theory and practice by gaining practical experience in an approved fitness/wellness agency under the general supervision of a University supervisor. 

    Prerequisites
    EXSC-465 or concurrent enrollment

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (Formerly HSCI-470)


French

  
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    FREN 110 - Elementary French FAST TRACK


    An accelerated course that allows students to earn credit for FREN-111 and FREN-112 in one semester.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Notes
    Students may not receive credit for both FREN-110 and FREN-111/112.
  
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    FREN 111 - Elementary French I


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to provide a functional elementary foundation in the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in French along with an integrated study of French culture.  There is no prerequisite.  It is elective credit only. No proficiency credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    FREN 112 - Elementary French II


    A continuation of the proficiency-oriented elementary course.  Elective credit only. No proficiency credit.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-111 or equivalent 

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    FREN 210 - Intermediate French FAST TRACK


    An accelerated course that allows students to earn credit for FREN-211 and FREN-212 in one semester.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-112 or FREN-110, or placement.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Notes
    This course fulfills the B.A. core foreign language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level.
    Students may not receive credit for both FREN-210 and FREN-211/212.
  
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    FREN 211 - Intermediate French I


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to review essential structures in further detail and to improve the student’s ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing the French language.   One clock-hour of language cafe required per week. 

    Prerequisites
    FREN- 112, or FREN-110, or equivalent

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    Notes
    This course fulfills 3 hrs of the B.A. core foreign language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level. Credit may be earned via proficiency examination consisting of an oral interview and a French grammar exam.
  
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    FREN 212 - Intermediate French II


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to review essential structures in further detail and to improve the student’s ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing the French language.   One clock-hour of language cafe required per week. 

    Prerequisites
    FREN-211, or FREN-211 proficiency credit

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    This course fulfills three hours of the B.A. six-hour core language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level.
  
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    FREN 320 - The Francophone World


    An advanced-level course, based on authentic target-language content, designed to practice essential vocabulary and structures to build students’ functional ability in French. This is done via a study of the Francophone world, its notable persons and events, and a Christian perspective on current issues relevant to the diverse nations of which it consists. Credit for this course may NOT be earned by proficiency examination.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-212 or FREN-210

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    FREN 341 - French Conversation


    A course designed to develop advanced oral comprehension skills and intermediate-high level speaking proficiency in French. This is done through extensive post-intermediate lexicon building in addition to review and expansion of oral grammar elements that support conversation at the advanced level (ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines-1999).  Conducted in French. One clock hour of language cafe required per week.

     

    Prerequisites
    FREN-210, FREN-212, or FREN-212 proficiency credit

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
    Notes
    Credit for this course may be earned by proficiency exam demonstrating advanced-low speaking proficiency, plus a French grammar exam.

  
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    FREN 342 - French Writing


    A study and practicum of French writing, with a review and expansion of supporting grammatical structures. With the focus on writing for varied audiences and tasks, students will also practice oral French and structures as needed to enhance advanced-level writing tasks.  Fren-342 may be repeated once for a maximum of 6 hours. Conducted in French. 

    Prerequisites
    FREN-210, FREN-212, or proficiency credit

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    Notes
    Credit for this course may be earned by proficiency exam demonstrating advanced-mid level writing, plus a French grammar exam.
  
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    FREN 350 - French for Professions


    A course offering French majors and minors the content to build communicative skills in their individual and diverse areas of academic expertise. Content is individualized for each participant, while development of oral and written proficiency is given attention in group sessions. Works and research topics assigned depend on students’ academic major or areas of interest within their major.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-342

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is restricted to students who are majoring or minoring in French.
  
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    FREN 399 - Honors Independent Study


    An independent research project, directed by one French faculty member and supervised by the chairperson of the Language and Literature Department, providing the student who qualifies under the honors guidelines the opportunity to pursue a special topic of his/her interest. The final results of this study will be submitted both orally and in written form in French.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 4
    Notes
    Conducted in French.
  
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    FREN 490 - French Readings and Research


    A course offering French majors a list of important works of francophone literature for reading in preparation for advanced studies abroad, or for graduate school. Works and research topics assigned depend on students’ academic experience to date. Readings vary to meet student or current academic demand and interest. May be repeated once for credit, provided the reading and research is different than that undertaken the first time.

    Prerequisites
    FREN-350

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is restricted to French majors only.
  
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    FREN 491-SIF - Semester in France/Special Topics


    A one-hour course presenting various topics and research concerns, offered only in France. The topic will change to meet individual student demand and interest. Course may be repeated multiple times, provided topic is different each time, to accommodate credit required for 12 hour semester-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Conducted in French. 

    Prerequisites
    21 hours of completed French courses (FREN-212 and higher), admission to the BCA program in France, and approval of program director.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    FREN 492-SIF - Semester in France/Special Topics


    A two-hour course presenting various topics and research concerns, offered only in France. The topic will change to meet individual student demand and interest. Course may be repeated multiple times, provided topic is different each time, to accommodate credit required for 12 hour semester-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Conducted in French.  

    Prerequisites
    21 hours of completed French courses (FREN-212 and higher), admission to the BCA program in France, and approval of program director.

    Credit Hours: 2
 

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