English: Course
Outlines

Department of English

English: Course Outlines

The outlines listed on this page are general descriptions of courses offered by Lourdes. For specific information regarding this semester's courses, including textbooks and schedules, please consult the Course Syllabi page. All outlines are provided in PDF format.

ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing*
Helps students become competent academic writers by giving them practice and guidance in preparing college level essays utilizing various rhetorical strategies and applying particular academic conventions. The course introduces basic research techniques and MLA Style citing conventions. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade C* (2.0) in ENG 097 and ENG 098 or equivalent placement test scores.

ENG 102 Composition II: Research and Writing*
Reinforces the process approach to researched writing while continuing to develop writing skills for multiple purposes including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and argument. Students learn to craft responses to texts and put their ideas into conversation with other texts. Students learn the basics of visual rhetoric. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

ENG 105 Intensive Composition
Provides intensive, individualized instruction and practice in writing. Ideal for students who already have credit for ENG 101 and ENG 102 but need additional help to develop their writing skills. Students must be recommended by a faculty member or have permission of the chairperson of the English Department.

ENG 200 Introduction to Literature
Introduces literary genres and approaches to fiction, poetry, and drama. Gives students practice in interpretive, analytical, and critical discussion and writing about literature. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102.

ENG 220 Structures of the English Language
Provides an overview of linguistic theory and explores in depth advanced principles of grammar. Students analyze their own writing and apply to their writing sound principles of grammar, rhetoric, and style.

ENG 300 Foundations of Western Literature
Provides a foundation in western texts, both literary and theoretical, that have influenced the development of literature in English. Prerequisite: ENG 200.

ENG 301 Studies in English Literature I
Presents a study of the various forms of poetry and prose of major English writers through the eighteenth century. Includes experience in historical, analytical, and critical study. Introduces the techniques of literary research. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102 and ENG 200.

ENG 302 Studies in English Literature II
Presents a study of English literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. Includes experience in historical, analytical, and critical study. Introduces the techniques of literary research. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102 and ENG 200.

ENG 303 Studies in American Literature I
Presents a study of American literature from the Colonial to Civil War periods with emphasis on major writers and literary movements of those eras. Introduces the techniques of literary research. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102 and ENG 200.

ENG 304 Studies in American Literature II
Presents a study of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Emphasizes major writers, literary movements, and significant contributions from various American cultures. Introduces the techniques of literary research. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102 and ENG 200.

ENG 305 Creative Writing
Develops creative writing ability through readings, writing practice, peer criticism and discussion. Emphasizes poetry, short story, and script writing. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102 and ENG 200.

ENG 315 Studies in Non-Western Literature
Studies works of literature and cultural texts outside of the Western tradition. Requires substantial research on a literary topic. Prerequisite: ENG 200.

ENG 316 Foundations of Rhetoric
Provides study of key texts in the development of rhetorical traditions both ancient and modern. Introduces the historical and theoretical frameworks for reading and applying language concepts. Prerequisites: ENG 200, ENG 220.

ENG 390 Approaches to Literary Theory
Presents a survey of theoretical approaches to studying literature (cultural, historical, feminist, etc.) This course includes adopting approaches from which to write critical papers. Prerequisite: ENG 200.

ENG 399 Enduring Questions: Disability & Humanity
This course examines the question: How does disability impact humanity? The course will analyze disability as a social, cultural, historical, and political phenomenon that impacts individual attitudes and institutional practices.

ENG 401 Studies in Fiction
Includes reading and analysis of selected works of fiction by significant writers. Emphasizes aesthetic and social values in fiction. Requires substantial scholarly research on a literary topic. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, and ENG 200.

ENG 402 Studies in Drama
Includes reading and analysis of selected plays. Focuses on variety in period, type, and techniques. Requires substantial scholarly research on a literary topic. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, and ENG 200.

ENG 403 Studies in Poetry
Includes reading and analysis of selected poems covering a range of period, authors, forms, and content. Requires substantial scholarly research on a literary topic. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, and ENG 200.

ENG 405 Shakespeare
Presents a study of Shakespeare as poet and playwright including critical and interpretive studies of selected plays. Emphasizes appreciation, understanding, and analysis of his poetry and drama. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, and ENG 200.

ENG 440 Studies in Rhetoric
Provides in depth examination of topics of rhetorical and cultural interest. Students utilize the tools of rhetorical analysis to question, deconstruct, evaluate, and engage events, movements, and theorists clustered around a given theme.

ENG 470 Advanced Writing for Health Professionals
Offers students the opportunity to learn, analyze, and practice advanced principles of scholarly and professional writing. This study of advanced concepts of style is based in a foundation of rhetorical theory. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or equivalent.

ENG 498 Senior Research
Provides an intensive research and report experience in literary topics agreed to by the instructor and the student. This course is designed to synthesize the student's work in English/Language Arts studies. Prerequisites: ENG 390, and Senior Standing.

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