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English (ENGL)
Department of Literature and Language Arts

ENGL 1001   English Review
A review of the fundamentals of English grammar and usage. Either a passing score on the English Proficiency Exam or a Satisfactory grade in English Review is required of all Bachelorís degree candidates for graduation. The credit hour does not apply toward total credit hours needed for graduation. (Refer to policy regarding English Proficiency in General Education Requirements of the LeTourneau University catalog.) Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade. Class 1.

ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of rhetoric and effective writing processes. Emphasis on expository and evaluative writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam..

ENGL 1014   English Composition I with Lab
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) For students whose placement scores indicate a need for additional and more individualized instruction in preparation for more advanced course work. This course includes a required lab component. In order to move on to ENGL1023 students in this course must pass with a C or better. Class 3. Lab 2.

ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..

ENGL 2103   Introduction to Literature
A study of how literature shapes our experience and understanding of life. The course includes a discussion of the elements of literary interpretation and its genres. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013. Fulfills literature requirements only for non-English majors..

ENGL 2323   Survey Of British Literature I
A survey of English literature from the beginning through the neoclassical period. Special attention is given to the theory of literary interpretation. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

ENGL 2333   Survey Of British Literature II
A continuation of ENGL 2323. A survey of English literature from the pre-romantic period to present. Special attention is given to study of specific genres. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 2603   Creative Writing
A seminar on how to write short stories, poems, and plays and other genres for publication. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

ENGL 3103   Survey Of American Literature I
A survey of the literature of America from the beginning to Whitman. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

ENGL 3113   Survey Of American Literature II
A continuation of ENGL 3103. A survey of the literature of America from Whitman to present. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 3213   Technical Writing
A study of effective technical writing and document design for a variety of business and industrial applications, including instructions, online help, reports, proposals, and web sites. Includes instruction and practice in both print and electronic formats, with particular emphasis on the latest publishing technologies. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1023 (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 3223   Advanced Grammar and Composition
An in-depth study of writing in various genres with attention to the principles of grammar and usage. The focus is on developing a refined and rhetorically sensitive prose voice that is responsive to the demands of audience, purpose, and occasion in a variety of rhetorical settings. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 3303   Shakespeare
A study of the sonnets and selected plays with emphasis on the major tragedies. Involvement through drama is emphasized. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 3403   Journalism-Publications
A basic overview of news gathering and writing for mass media; with emphasis on journalistic style and story structure, copy editing, graphic design and layout, and photo selection and editing. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 3503   World Literature: Beginnings Through The Renaissance
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of early non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, and/or Africa. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

ENGL 3553   World Literature: The Enlightenment Through The Twentieth Century
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of later non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or Latin America. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)

ENGL 3603   Multi-ethnic Literatures In America
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative literary works of contemporary ethnic minority populations within the United States. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring, Even years)

ENGL 3931   English Internship
This internship can be fulfilled by taking ENGL 2011 APPLIED JOURNALISM or by being involved in theater or other practical mentored learning experiences approved by the Department of Literature and Language Arts. Required of English majors. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Class 1.

ENGL 4023   Writing for Digital Media
A study of the principles of effective writing for online, visual, and multimedia authoring formats, including how content, structure, and style differ from their traditional print iterations. Includes hands-on instruction and practice in HTML coding and desktop publishing applications culminating in a digital media project. Class 3. (Spring, Even years)

ENGL 4813   C.S. Lewis: The Man And His Works
This course is designed to introduce the student to the well-known Christian author, C. S. Lewis, and his writings. Specific objectives include enjoying and understanding his major writings, becoming acquainted with the various types of literature in which Lewis excelled, and learning to write effectively using Lewis as a model. Class 3.

ENGL 4913   Literary Criticism
This course is designed to integrate the student's understanding of the theories of literary criticism with their practical applications both to critical interpretation and teaching literature. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Odd years)

ENGL 4923   History Of The English Language
This course will focus on the development of the English language from its earliest origins to the present. Strong emphasis will be placed on the roots of various ethnic forms of the language. A study of ethnic diversity and dialects will also be included. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)

ENGL 4933   English Seminar
A course designed to complete the undergraduate study of literature. Students will reflect on the integration of faith and the disciple of English. Students will review English and American literary history, literary theory, terms, elements, and genre distinctions. Required of English majors. Class 3. (Spring, Odd years)

ENGL 4943-4983   Special Topics
A course to be utilized for seminars and special lectures in topics which are not offered on a regular basis. Topics have included: Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Milton, Romantic Literature, Short Story, Tolkien Seminar, Utopian Literature, Southern Women Writers, and Victorian Literature. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1023 and Junior or Senior standing.

ENGL 4991-4993   Independent Study
An independent study course designed to permit the superior student to investigate selected topics through individual research. Class 1-3. Prerequisites: Advanced standing and permission of the Department Literature and Language Arts..