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Bachelor of Arts in English - Course Descriptions

COMM 3100 - Argument & Persuasion
Prerequisite:  Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A survey and history of formal argumentation and the theories that dominate the field, with additional emphasis placed upon the rhetorical structure of and developmental strategies for persuading an audience within professional contexts.

COMM 3930 - Public Relations
Prerequisite:  Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
This course provides an introduction to the field of Public Relations. Students explore the importance of several factors (e.g. research, planning, strategy, media,ethics, law, and communication) in creating and sustaining relations between a variety of organizations and their key publics.

COMM 3940 - Small Group Communication
Prerequisite:  Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Working in small groups requires communication skills in building leadership, performing tasks, resolving conflicts and establishing norms. This course provides a foundation of theory, methods and skills for creating effective small groups and for becoming effective and ethical group members.

COMM 3950 - Organizational Communication
Prerequisite:  Grade of C or better in both ENGL 1102.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

Contemporary theory and intellectual traditions applied to the study of organizations and the role of organizations in society and cultural practices.

ENGL 3210    Old and Middle English Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of Old and Middle English literature.

ENGL 3220    Renaissance British Literature
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of Renaissance British literature.

ENGL 3230    Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of British literature from the Restoration in 1660 until the end of the eighteenth century.

ENGL 3240    Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of British Romantic and Victorian literature.

ENGL 3250    Twentieth-Century and Contemporary British Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of British literature in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

ENGL 3330    Early and Colonial American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of early and colonial American literature.

ENGL 3340    Romantic and Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of Romantic and nineteenth-century American literature.

ENGL 3350    Modern and Postmodern American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey and study of twentieth and early twenty-first century American literature.

ENGL 3400    History of English and the American Languages
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A history of the development of the English language and a sociolinguistic investigation of the dialects of American English.

ENGL 3600    Creative Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
An introduction to creative writing, with a focus on two or more of the following genres: poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction.

ENGL 3610    Fiction Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
An introduction to creative writing with a focus on fiction.

ENGL 3620    Creative Writing:  Non-Fiction
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
An introduction to creative writing with a focus on nonfiction.

ENGL 3630    Creative Writing:  Poetry
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
An introduction to creative writing with a focus on nonfiction.

ENGL 3640    Creative Writing:  Script Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
An introduction to creative writing with a focus on script writing.

ENGL 3911   Advanced Composition
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
An advanced compositiion course designed to enhance proficiency in critical thinking, reading, and expository writing.

ENGL 3912   Advanced Grammar
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
An advanced course descriptive grammar.

ENGL 3920 - Technical Writing
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of technical communication practices in professional writing contexts including document analysis, the rhetoric of the scientific and technical professions, and the composition of technical reports, manuals, and articles.

ENGL 3930 - Writing for New Media
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)

A study of the theoretical and social implications of new media, with practical application of strategies for effective writing in multiple print, digital, and mixed media contexts.

ENGL 4200    Postcolonial Literatures
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey of postcolonial literatures that includes the theoretical perspectives of figures such as Said, Fanon, Spivak, Bhabha, and others.

ENGL 4300    African-American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey of the works, movements, and genres of African-American literature.

ENGL 4400    Minority American Literature
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours
: (3-0-3)
A survey of the works, movements, and genres of minority American literatures other than African-American, including Latino/chicano, Native American, and Asian-American.

ENGL 4601    Chaucer
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
A close study of Geoffrey Chaucer’s work and its place in English literature.

ENGL 4602    Shakespeare
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
A close study of William Shakespeare’s work and its place in English literature.

ENGL 4603    Milton
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 1102 and completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
A close study of John Milton’s work and its place in English literature.

ENGL 4800    Curriculum and Instruction in English/Language Arts Education
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1102, completion of a 2000-level English or philosophy course, completion of EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130, and admission to the Teacher Education program
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
Studies the planning, teaching, evaluation, and organization of teaching English/Language Arts at the secondary level.  The course integrates knowledge of the subject area with a field work skills component.

ENGL 4810    English Internship
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1102 and completion of a 2000 level English or philosophy course.
Credit (0-3-1), (0-6-2), (0-9-3), (0-12-4), (0-15-5), or (0-18-6).

An individually designed, supervised, and previously approved English-related career practicum involving field experience. The course is repeatable for credit.

ENGL 4900    Special Topics in Literature and Literary Studies
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
A close study of a significant topic related to the study of literature and language. Topics will vary, and may include literary theory, studies in film or other new media, journalism, or genre and gender studies.

ENGL 4910    Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
Credit Hours: (3-0-3)
A close study of a significant topic in rhetoric and composition. Topics will vary and may include new media composition, composition theory, linguistics, creative non-fiction, and technical writing.

For more information contact:

Dr. Edward Whitelock
Department Head of the Humanities
103B Academic
Email: e_whitelock@gordonstate.edu
Phone: 678. 359. 5050

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