Concentration on the concepts of focus, organization, and development of expository writing. Introduction to research skills and writing, and the use of technology in composition. One additional weekly period of tutoring is required. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.
Concentration on developing students’ abilities to produce analytical academic writing. Special attention to developing research skills and strategies. Students will be engaged in reading and discussing texts and writing within complex rhetorical situations. Students will work on a variety of types of written assignments ranging from short writing activities to fully-developed essays. Individual tutorial sessions will supplement class work. Students will learn to use technology as an aid to writing. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.
Offered: Fall 13, Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
Exploration and critical analysis of the nature and effects of mass media as a cultural phenomenon that has revolutionized our world. The course will focus on the key technological developments that have changed the way we communicate and understand our world from the telegraph to the Internet.
Introduction to the discipline of literary study for students majoring and minoring in English and language arts. The course emphasizes writing about literature and critical strategies and information resources. This is a writing intensive course.
Introduction to the principles and practices of writing poetry and fiction. Students will develop their skills as writers of imaginative literature by becoming conscious of craft, becoming effective critics of each other’s works, and improving their abilities to judge quality writing.