English Courses

 

ENGL090 College Writing Skills
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Intensive practice in critical reading skills and forms of college writing. (This course will be required only for those students whose SAT Writing scores are below 400.) Course is not a remedial course; credits count toward graduation as elective credits.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL100 Composition
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Introduction to the basic principles of effective English written communication. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

ENGL110 Introduction to Literature

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama that seeks to develop the student's understanding of literature. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL119 First Year Seminar for English Major Students

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

An introduction to the Lock Haven University Teacher Education Conceptual Framework and national standards for foreign language and English. The course guides students through the Stage I teacher education requirements and early field experience tasks, and addresses topics taught in generic freshman seminars.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL205 Introduction to Literary Studies

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to the methods and theories of literary analysis. The course covers how to write about literature, how to conduct literary research, the history of the book, and approaches to literary theory.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL206 Methods of Teaching English 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The first course in a two-course English teaching and learning methods sequence, this class is an introduction to professional attitudes and discipline-specific pedagogical skills necessary to implement effective classroom instruction and educational technology. Emphasis is on theory, methods, materials, media, and strategies for teaching English Language Arts in the secondary setting and for Pennsylvania certification. The course includes field experiences and practice teaching.

Prerequisite: PSYC103

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL220 World Literature

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of world literature.  This course explores literature written in English and in English translation from different parts of the world.  The course focuses on reviewing how different cultures and different linguistic systems construct and represent salient experiences of our lives such as growing up, gender differences, social movements, aesthetic movements, political conflicts, experiences of war, peace, freedom, spirituality, etc.  Texts will be discussed in relation to their genre and also to intertextual and non-literary contexts such as the historical, social, or political environments that govern the creation, enjoyment and endurance of a literary work.

Prerequisite:  ENGL100 OR HONR111

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL225 Core Texts in the Western Tradition

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology and the Bible that prepares students to recognize and explain the significance of allusions in diverse literary traditions and contexts.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL230 British Literature Before 1800
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A comprehensive survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon beginnings to the end of the 18th century.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL231 British Literature After 1800
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A comprehensive survey of 19th and 20th century British Literature.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite: None


 

ENGL235 Teaching Literature to Adolescents and Young Adults

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A pre-professional study of young adult literature designed for teachers and others who use literature in teaching adolescents. In addition to a critical survey of material written for or suitable for young adults, consideration is given to techniques and strategies for using these materials in middle, junior, and senior high schools to develop adolescents' enjoyment of and engagement with reading and to promote reading maturity. Additional topics include current trends in the fields and specialized sources of information about young adults and their reading.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL237 Creative Nonfiction Workshop

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A workshop that teaches how to use the techniques of fiction writing in the writing of nonfiction.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 AND ENGL110 ) OR ( ENGL100 AND ENGL220 ) OR ( HONR111 AND HONR112 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL240 American Literature Before the Civil War

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of selected American literature from its pre-Columbian origins to literature written before the Civil War, with emphasis upon the development of major literary movements.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL242 American Literature After the Civil War

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of selected American literature from the Civil War to the present, with emphasis upon the development of major literary movements.

Prerequisite:  ENGL100 or HONR111


 

ENGL264 Fiction Workshop

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to the writing of short fiction through a balance of lectures, readings, writing exercises and the traditional workshop. 

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 AND ENGL110 ) OR ( ENGL100 AND ENGL220 ) OR ( HONR111 AND HONR112 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL266 Drama Workshop: Playwriting 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A workshop in the writing of plays and screenplays.  Students will assess drama from the viewpoint of the dramaturge rather than the literary critic with a new understanding of how and why it works or doesn't work.  Students will define, identify, and critique in professional and student-written plays and screenplays elements such as characterization, plot, organization, use of stage/film conventions, and balance of visual and verbal story-telling.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 ) OR ( ENGL110 ) OR ( ENGL220 ) OR ( HONR112 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL268 Poetry Workshop (3.0 sh)

A workshop in the writing of poetry in which students study and discuss published poems and apply similar literary techniques to their own work; participate in workshop discussions; pursue independent writing projects; evaluate and discuss the work of fellow students; and meet with the instructor for individual consultation.

Prerequisite:  ENGL100 or HONR111 AND ENGL110 or ENGL220 or HONR112


 

ENGL280 Intro Study of Language
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Surveys historical and comparative linguistics, psycholinguistics, etymology, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Special attention is paid to the history of the English language, usage, literacy, and nonstandard varieties of English.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite: None


 

ENGL312 Secondary Education 2: English

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

The second in a sequence of early field experiences designed to provide student an opportunity to observe and participate in several diverse school settings. Extends and applies the theoretical base presented in Methods 1, as students develop and refine the professional attitudes and discipline-specific pedagogical skills necessary to implement effective literacy instruction.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL315 Composition Usage & Editing Tech

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An overview of techniques for evaluating and editing expository and argumentative prose.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL328 Humanities Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A thematic or topical approach to literature, with emphasis on close textual analysis and an exploration of the relationship between literature and the historical or social contexts. Texts might be drawn from American, British, or world literature, and could include poetry, prose, drama, or nonfiction. Topics might include, among others: images of women, representations of the American West, medical themes in literature, novels about war, domestic fiction, or literary realism.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL336 Shakespeare

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Survey of William Shakespeare's major works, including comedies, tragedies, histories, and sonnets.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 AND ENGL110 ) OR ( ENGL220 ) OR ( HONR112 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL345 Business Writing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study and application of current theories and practices of effective professional communication, focusing on using common business formats to write for specific audiences in a variety of contexts.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL357 Advanced Composition, Rhetoric and Writing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Study of the history of ideas about rhetoric and the effective use of language and images. The course focuses on practical applications for composing, critiquing, and teaching written, visual, and oral texts.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL360 Technical Writing
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Practical experience in communicating scientific and technical material to a variety of audiences through clear, concise, and accurate writing..

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL400 Advanced Topics in British Literature
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Intensive study of a theme, genre, issue, or period in British literature.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite: None


 

ENGL402 Advanced Topics in American Literature

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Intensive study of a theme, genre, issue, or period in American literature.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL404 Advanced Topics in World Literature

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Intensive study of a theme, genre, issue, or period in world literature.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL405 Grammars of English

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An analysis of English grammar from the perspectives of traditional grammar and transformational generative grammar. Primary attention will be given to understanding English morphology and syntax, grammar concepts, and evidence and arguments for correctness in usage.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL408 Advanced Topics in Creative Writing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Advanced craft lessons and workshop in fiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL264 ) OR ( ENGL266 ) OR ( ENGL268 ) OR ( ENGL237 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL425 Major American Writers

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Examines one or several major American writers.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 AND ENGL110 ) OR ( ENGL220 ) OR ( ENGL230 ) OR ( ENGL231 ) OR ( ENGL240 ) OR ( HONR112 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL435 Major British Writers

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Focuses on the major works of one or several major British writers.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 AND ENGL110 ) OR ( ENGL220 ) OR ( ENGL230 ) OR ( ENGL231 ) OR ( ENGL240 ) OR ( ENGL242 ) OR ( HONR112 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ENGL493 Student Teaching and Practicum 1 Secondary Education English
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6sh ]

Provides the capstone experience for pre-service teachers through two student teaching experiences at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges).  Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers and regular practicum sessions introduce the student to the range and scope of a professional educator's responsibilities. University professors supervise teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.


 

ENGL494 Student Teaching and Practicum 2 Secondary Education English
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

Provides the capstone experience for pre-service teachers through two student teaching experiences at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges).  Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers and regular practicum sessions introduce the student to the range and scope of a professional educator's responsibilities. University professors supervise teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

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