Faulkner University

ENGLISH COURSES (EH)

Six hours of composition (EH 1301, 1302) are prerequisites for all literature courses. Three hours of literature survey is a prerequisite for all advanced literature courses. EH 1241 is a prerequisite for all other journalism courses.

0301 Fundamentals of Reading and Writing I

A review of grammar and vocabulary with extensive practice in reading comprehension and paragraph writing. Required of entering students who score below the established norm on the English Placement test. Institutional credit. The purpose is to prepare students to succeed in EH 0302 (Fundamentals of Reading and Writing II). Does not substitute for the EH 1301 or EH 1302 requirements. A grade of C or higher is required to pass this course. Offered every semester.

0302 Fundamentals of Reading and Writing II

A continuation of EH 0301 with emphasis on writing short essays. Required of students who score below the norm on the English Placement test or who have passed EH 0301 with a grade of C or higher. Institutional credit. The purpose is to prepare students to succeed in EH 1301 (English Composition I). Does not substitute for the EH 1301 or EH 1302 requirements. Offered every semester.

1141 Lab for EH 1241

Offered every fall semester.

1241 AP Style/Grammar/Usage

Extensive practice in journalistic AP style, with an intense review of grammar and usage. Students will also write for the student newspaper. EH 1241 is a prerequisite for all other journalism courses. Offered every fall semester.

1142 Lab for EH 1242

Offered every spring semester.

1242 Beginning Newswriting

An introduction to the basic fundamentals of newswriting, with an emphasis on journalistic writing style, including how to write and organize news stories. Students will write for the student newspaper. Offered every spring semester.

1301 English Composition I

Primarily designed to develop the writing of essays, with attention to critical reading skills. Offered every semester.

1302 English Composition II

The continuation of the reading and writing skills developed in EH 1301, with an emphasis on persuasive writing and argumentation. A major part of the course will be devoted to the development of research skills. Prerequisite: EH 1301 or equivalent. Offered every semester.

1303 Speech Communication

Instruction and practice in the theory and skills of oral communication, such as the organization and delivery of short speeches, reading aloud in public, group discussion, critical listening, and evaluation. Offered every semester.

2141 Lab for EH 2241

Offered every fall semester.

2241 Intermediate Newswriting

This course is designed to continue newswriting skills begun in EH 1242. Students will write for the student newspaper. Offered every fall semester.

2142 Lab for EH 2242

Offered every spring semester.

2242 Journalism Ethics

This course is designed for study in journalism ethics, with emphasis on case studies and current events. Students will also write for the student newspaper. Offered every spring semester.

2301 Survey of English Literature I

A chronological survey of English literature. Includes selected writers and writings from Beowulf to 1798. Offered every semester.

2303 Survey of American Literature I

A chronological survey. Includes selected writings from William Bradford through Herman Melville. Offered every semester.

2304 Survey of American Literature II

A chronological survey which includes selected writings from Walt Whitman through current American writers. Offered every semester.

3141 Lab for EH 3241

Offered every fall semester.

3241 Layout and Page Design

Study of the entire print reproduction process from idea formulation to designer's drawing board to the printer's finished product. Emphasis is on the fitting of copy into specific layout spaces, headline writing, art and photo reduction, and overall publications make-up. Offered every fall.

3300 Creative Writing

An introductory course in the writing of both poetry and short stories. Prerequisite: EH 1301 and EH 1302.

3301 Advanced Composition

Emphasizes clear, consistent, logical writing. Designed for English majors as well as students entering business or going on to graduate or professional schools. Students taking this course will complete 40-60 pages of writing, primarily in research/critical analysis format. Prerequisite: EH 1301 and EH 1302 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. Offered every spring.

3302 Fiction Writing

Emphasis will shift between discussion of the students' work and close reading of established fiction writers from an anthology. Prerequisites: EH 3300 or permission of the instructor.

3304 Poetry Writing

Emphasis will shift between discussion of the students' work and close reading of established poets from an anthology. Prerequisites: 3300 or permission of the instructor.

3315 Technical Writing

A study of effective technical and professional communication that develops skills in proposal writing, technical report writing, document design, oral presentation, and basic research techniques through online and library sources. Students will read, write and evaluate a number of short reports, including mechanism and product descriptions, instructions, abstracts and summaries, project proposals, and progress reports. Prerequisites: EH 1302 with grade of C or higher.

3321 Feature Writing

Feature Writing examines feature articles in newspapers, magazines, and television and Internet news presentations in order to illustrate key principles and elements of good feature writing. Students will write and critique their own feature articles and sharpen interviewing and researching skills necessary for successful feature writing. Through lectures, discussions, videotapes, and guest speakers, students will learn about ways to have their articles published and to explore career opportunities as feature writers.

3345 Young Adult Literature

An introduction to literature appropriate for the adolescent reader. The course includes an overview of the history of young adult literature; an analysis of individual titles and characteristics; reading patterns and major concerns of adolescents; and methods for teaching reading and writing as they relate to literature in the secondary school. Required for English Language Arts Education majors.

3350 Playwriting

Theory and practice in the art of writing for the stage. Exercises in dialogue, character development, conflict and structure will be an essential part of the course. Offered on demand.

3365 American Writers Since 1800

The course features major writers of fiction, poetry, or drama, as well as lesser known authors from 1800 to the present. Course content may vary with repeated offerings.

3375 British Writers Since 1800

The course features major writers of the British Isles as well as lesser known authors from 1800 to the present. Course content may vary with repeated offerings.

4141 Lab for EH 4241

Offered every fall semester.

4241 Newspaper Management

Theoretical and applied aspects of communication within organizations. A study of human interaction in the activities of organizations, including cooperation, conflict, decision making, compliance gaining, resistance, morale building, cohesion, the use of power and authority, and the creation and maintenance of professional relationships. Students should gain an understanding of how organizations use communication, and improve the communication skills they need to function effectively in organizations. Offered every fall semester.

4142 Lab for EH 4242

Offered every spring semester.

4242 Senior Seminar in Publications

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior portfolio preparation. Senior standing required. Offered every spring semester.

4301 Literary Criticism

This course examines various literary texts from the viewpoints of major critical theories of analysis and interpretation. Students apply the diverse critical approaches as they read and respond in writing to assigned fiction, poetry, or drama.

4302 Advanced Fiction Writing

This course provides further opportunity for developing the skills begun in EH 3302. In place of the short exercises included in EH 3302, the student will complete a third full-length short story and will have at least three individual conferences with the instructor. Prerequisites: EH 3302 or permission of the instructor. Offered on demand.

4304 Advanced Poetry Writing

This course provides further opportunity for developing the skills begun in EH 3304. Fewer exercises will be assigned, and the student will complete a thematic project of at least four original poems. Prerequisites: EH 3304 or permission of the instructor. Offered on demand.

4312 Internship

Students, with the aid of the instructor, will explore areas relevant to their special interests and receive on-the-job training through an internship. Offered by arrangement.

4313 Shakespeare Survey

A study of the major plays including histories, tragedies, and comedies, as well as the sonnets.

4317 Rhetorical Theory

A study of ancient and contemporary theories and explanations of symbolic human communication and behavior. Topics in rhetorical theory, including such areas as philosophy of argument, rhetoric and epistemology, and ethics of rhetoric will be addressed.

4325 Studies in the Novel

The course will consist of close reading and analysis of selected American or British novels from various time periods. Course content may vary with repeated offerings.

4333 Chaucer and Medieval Studies

An examination of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, including the Canterbury Tales, and other major writings of the period with a view toward understanding social, political and spiritual connections between the literary texts and medieval English society.

4351 Studies in the English Language

An introduction to the study of the English language, including the history of English. Emphasis will be placed on how the language works and on ways to describe it. Designed primarily for people interested in English, foreign language, and communications.

4361/62/63/64 Special Topics I, II, III, IV

This course will be a seminar featuring significant figures, movements, or issues in literature, language studies, or rhetoric with special attention to the methods and materials of scholarship. Other examples include legal writing, writing about social sciences or other disciplines, and reading and writing in cyberspace. Content varies with repeated offerings. Offered as scheduled on sufficient demand.

4365 World Literature

A close examination of classic and modern works. Content will vary.


SPECIAL COURSES

2099/3099 Individual Study

The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitation. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as appropriate. EH 2099 is open only to sophomores; EH 3099 is open to juniors and seniors. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1 - 3) will be set by the department head and approved by the dean.


GRADUATE OFFERINGS:

These classes meet the content requirements for the Masters in Education degree (Alt A certification in English Language Arts).

6313 Shakespeare Survey

A study of the major plays including histories, tragedies, and comedies, as well as the sonnets.

6321 Advanced Composition

Emphasizes clear, consistent, logical writing with emphasis on topics appropriate for students in graduate and professional programs. Current trends in the teaching of writing will be addressed. In addition, classes will analyze the writing process, step by step, with practice in the major types with emphasis.

6345 Young Adult Literature

A study of literature appropriate for the adolescent reader. The course includes an overview of the history of young adult literature; an analysis of individual titles and characteristics; reading patterns and major concerns of adolescents; and methods for teaching reading and writing as they relate to literature in the secondary school.

6351 Studies in the English Language

An introduction to the study of the English language, including the history of English. Emphasis will be placed on how the language works and on ways to describe it. Designed primarily for people interested in English, foreign language, and communications.

6190 Directed Study

This course is designed for students to engage in a systematic examination of topics that are not offered elsewhere across the University. Under directed study, the student and qualified instructor work collaboratively.

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