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For a complete list of course offerings see the Degree Plans found in current and previous catalog's.

ENG-099 | Introduction to Writing | 3 credits
This is a course in the fundamentals of the English language. Instruction and practice in grammar usage, mechanics and effective written composition comprise the developmental process for writing short critiques, evaluating one's personal writing and finding the student writer's own voice/persona/style. Through a progressive approach, students will practice applying language concepts to a variety of writing tasks. Appropriate readings provide examples of mature written expression and suggest topics for student composition. The course will introduce students to the close reading of literature, to issues of interpretation and to written responses to literature. Individual tutorials will give attention to specific problems. A grade of C or better and an approved portfolio are required to pass. Credits may not be applied toward graduation requirements.

ENG-103 | Composition I: The Essay | 3 credits
Students will develop skills in writing the traditional expository essay and are introduced to library and electronic research skills. Freshman essays will be evaluated through a departmentally designed assessment tool.

ENG-104 | Composition II: Critical Writing | 3 credits
Students will develop the ability to read critically, to reason and to write critical, persuasive prose. Students will further develop the research and writing skills needed to produce a formal research paper.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-103

ENG-210 | Introduction to Literature | 3 credits
Students develop their skills as readers, writers and thinkers by reading and responding both orally and in writing to fiction, drama and poetry during this course. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-103

ENG-220 | The Short Story | 3 credits
In this course, students will study the form of the short story and develop competence in reading selected stories. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-221 | Creative Writing | 3 credits
Students write poetry, nonfiction and fiction, in a workshop setting, critiquing and helping to shape the work of fellow students during this course.

ENG-222 | Basic News Writing | 3 credits
During this course, students will learn to gather newsworthy topics and/or events, gather information and develop a news story. News writing guidelines, interviewing, legal boundaries surrounding news reporting and writing, as well as ethics will be discussed during the course.

ENG-223 | Great Directors and Their Films | 3 credits
This course provides a study of the best American and foreign film directors of the 1900's, 20th century and early 21st century will be done through their narrative films, examining their themes, narrative and technical styles, influence on filmmakers and cultural/historical values and trends. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.

ENG-224 | Literature and Film | 3 credits
A study of films made from literature, the course will involve analysis and comparison of both texts and film; their modes of representation, characterization and story-telling, establishing what is lost and also at times what is gained by the filming process. Selections of contemporary and historically important films will be viewed and analyzed, including the study of film as a mirror of national and regional culture, cinematic form and personal style. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.

ENG-226 | Adolescent Literature | 3 credits
This course will focus on the extensive reading, analysis and evaluation of literature appropriate for young adults. Students consider the cultural context within which this literature is read and the literary sub-genres which include adventure, humor, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, realism, sports, mysteries and non-fiction. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.

ENG-227 | Introduction to Linguistics | 3 credits
This course offers an integrated approach to the study of the English language. Although the origins and diversity of the language will be presented and discussed, the emphasis will be on a descriptive linguistic analysis of its phonology, morphology and syntax; and an in-depth examination of its supportive grammar.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-250 | World Literature | 3 credits
During this course, students will study works of major authors of the Eastern and Western world (exclusive of British and American) from artistic, cultural and historical perspectives. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-255 | European Fiction | 3 credits
Students will study typical and significant works of major authors of Europe (exclusive of British) from artistic, cultural and historical perspectives. The course will give the students an appreciation of the diversity of different cultures' interpretations of human problems and of the common concerns that cut across the differences of time, place and culture. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-310 | Early American Literature | 3 credits
In this course, students will explore American literature from its beginning to the late 19th century from artistic, cultural and historical perspectives. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-311 | Recent American Literature | 3 credits
This course is a continuation of Early American Literature, with the focus on American writers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-320 | Advanced Poetry | 3 credits
Advanced Poetry is designed for students who 1) have an interest in the particular artistic expression that poems are; 2) wish to learn the particular skills and approaches of poetry to aid in other kinds of writing; 3) will someday teach creative writing or literature as part of an elementary, secondary or collegiate curriculum and 4) are in the process of submitting material to journals, magazines and chapbook contests. Students will also learn strategies for marketing free-lanced writing.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-221

ENG-321 | Advanced Fiction and Nonfiction | 3 credits
Advanced Fiction and Nonfiction is designed for students to further explore their creative writing by writing stories, essays and/or chapters of a book in progress. The course will focus on narrative and emotional power presented in a unique format which will engage readers.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-221

ENG-322 | Writing and Publishing | 3 credits
Writing and Publishing is designed for students who have an interest in publishing and book production and will pursue a career in the publishing and writing business. The class is composed of writing exercises, workshopping and the production of PADDLEFISH, Mount Marty College's student and national literary journal.

ENG-323 | Advanced Writing and Publishing | 3 credits
Advanced Writing and Publishing is designed for students who have successfully completed Writing and Publishing and would like more hands on publishing and book production experience.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-322

ENG-324 | Writing and the Visual Arts | 3 credits
Writing and the Visual Arts is a course that explores the importance of the "I" and "Eye" in today's visual society by exploring and investigating what we see and how we communicate such observations. Visualizing composition and looking closer are the keys to effective writing. How well do you pay attention to the details of your everyday life? We are a society that is prone to jump at the next brighter and shinier thing that happens along, but by actively engaging in what seems ordinary we realize it can be more complicated than what we first had recognized. Some might view things as ordinary; some might view the same thing as extraordinary. In this course we will examine and interpret prose and the visual arts and how both are essential in today's society and work hand in hand.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-325 | Critical Theory | 3 credits
This course will present an overview of traditional and contemporary literary criticism as lenses through which students can read texts and view their culture. Students will become aware of the importance of both classical and contemporary literary criticism including those of Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus, Iser, Derrida, Foucault, Lacan, Said, Hutcheon and Lyotard.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104 and one literature course

ENG-326 | Traditional Grammar and Usage | 3 credits
This course will treat the traditional parts of speech, Reed-Kellogg diagramming, standard American usage, punctuation and spelling conventions. Some attention will be given to modern developments in linguistics.

ENG-343 | Early British Literature | 3 credits
Students will study selected works of British writers from Beowulf through the 18th century from artistic, cultural and historical perspectives. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-344 | Recent British Literature | 3 credits
This course is a continuation of Early British Literature, with focus on British authors of the 19th and 20th centuries. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-349 | History of Film | 3 credits
The first audience watched a motion picture flicker on a screen in 1895, a little over a century ago. In one century, the movies have developed from a simple recording device to a complex art and business. Today film stands on its own as a distinct means of artistic expression. The purpose of this course is to explore the history of film on both the international and American scenes. Since it is one of the major arts to have evolved within the past century, it can be vividly respected as a significant contribution to our understanding of the culture and history of our daily lives. The course is limited to narrative fiction film and will analyze the film as a mass medium of cultural communication.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-355 | Shakespeare's Drama | 3 credits
This course focuses on developing an appreciation of both theatrical and literary aspects of selected Shakespearean tragedies, histories and comedies. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-356 | The Novel | 3 credits
Students will study the form of the novel and develop competence in reading selected works of major novelists. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-360 | Mythology | 3 credits
Through this course, students will explore the role of myth in human experience, from early times until our own, with special emphasis on myths of classical Greece and Rome, Asia, Africa, Northern Europe and the Americas. Myths will be studied from literary, anthropological, psychological and religious perspectives, with special attention to similarities among myths from diverse peoples. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-369 | Advanced Composition | 3 credits
This course is designed to allow students to explore their relationship to written language. While it will concentrate on the students' own development as writers, it will also allow them to investigate many of the written discourses that are part of our academic, professional and social lives. This course will emphasize style, voice and revision. Students are expected to discuss their early drafts with each other and with the instructor. We will also analyze the style and voice of each others' writing and, through assigned readings, the style and voices of professional writers.
Prerequisite: Take ENG-104

ENG-376 | Theatre History and Literature I | 3 credits
Investigate theatre from the Greeks through the Renaissance by examining visual, written and performance traditions. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.

ENG-380 | Theatre History and Literature II | 3 credits
Independent from STH 376, this investigation of theatre will cover the Neo-Classical period through the contemporary theatre scene through examining visual, written and performance traditions. This course satisfies the general education literature requirement.

ENG-485 | Internship | 1 to 12 credits
Students will work under supervision in an on or off-campus placement. The goals and requirements are determined by the faculty and internship supervisor. An internship project or applied research is required. Pass or unsatisfactory grades only.

ENG-490 | Seminar | 2 credits
Required of English majors and recommended for English minors. Each senior completes an approved research project, prepares a formal paper and makes a public oral presentation of the research findings.

ENG-491 | Senior Portfolio and Performance | 2 credits
This is a required course for English majors with an emphasis in writing. Each senior will complete a portfolio of new material in their given genre and give an oral presentation of their work. Students will complete an annotated bibliography of ten books of their choice to be included in their senior portfolio. Students will also compile a 6-8 page abstract of their future goals and objectives as a writer, as well as a marketable resume.