ENGLISH COURSES AND DESCRIPTIONS
READ 0103 Developmental Reading
This course is designed to provide students with skills and practice in mastering basic reading comprehension and vocabulary development for effective university level work and lifelong learning. Required of all students placing 11-18, or current institutional standard, on the ACT. Hours will not transfer to another school. Each course will be 1 hour of elective credit at SCU.
ENGL 0110 English Tutorial Lab
A lab course in basic English mechanics which must be taken in conjunction with ENGL 0203. May be taken concurrently with ENGL 1113 by those students identified as needing additional help in English.
ENGL 0203 Developmental English
A study of the principles of grammar, basic language mechanics, and writing skills for effective and successful university level work. Required of students placing 11- 18, or current institutional standard, on the ACT and less than a 6 on the writing portion. Hours will not transfer to another school. Each course will be 1 hour of elective credit at SCU.
ENGL 1113 Composition I
A study of the principles of effective communication, with emphasis upon the reading and writing of exposition. Required of all freshmen with exception of those whose scores in English proficiency warrant advance placement. Placement test required.
ENGL 1213 Composition II
A continuation of the study of effective communication. Practice in writing narration, description, literary criticism, and research papers. Reading of poetry and short stories. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113
ENGL 2113 Introduction to Literature
This course is designed to provide students a foundation in the study and understanding of literature. The course establishes a foundation of literary terms and approaches and will give an overview of various genres. This course satisfies the literature elective in the General Education Curriculum. Perquisites are ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.
ENGL/HUM 1111 Mediterranean Studies/Travel Experience
An examination of the literature, mythology and culture of Ancient Greece, including Biblical literature. Additional costs for travel.
ENGL/HUM 1211 Studies in American Literature/Travel Experience
This course is a survey of the works of early American authors culminating in study in New England to examine the historical perspectives surrounding the events and places studied.
ENGL 2033 Creative Writing
An introduction to imaginative writing with an emphasis upon the writing of essays and poetry. Some analysis of literary models will be involved. The major thrust will be student writing from personal experience.
ENGL 2343 Classics in Christian Literature
A study of Christian literature from such authors as the Early Church Fathers, Augustine, Erasmus, Luther, Calvin and some of the writers since the Reformation. The course includes an analysis of the literature for form, structure and style with some consideration given to the origin of the forms. An attempt is made to evaluate the contribution of each writer to Christian and Western thought and the development of the church.
ENGL 2433 Value and Meaning of Literature
This course examines selected literary works from the period of Neoclassicism through the Post-modern age. Major topics of philosophical thought of the time period are also discussed with the intent of analyzing and interpreting their effects upon the author’s worldview and his or her writings. The impact of these values upon contemporary society will be discussed as well, for the purpose of comparing and contrasting those viewpoints with that of modern Christianity.
ENGL 2503 Great Works in Christian Literature
A study of significant classical and contemporary works of Christian literature, both fictional and non-fictional. Includes an evaluation of the contributions of each writer to Christian and Western thought and to the development of the church.
ENGL 2903 English Seminar
This course is designed to introduce English majors to the program of English offered at Southwestern. It provides an overview of the program and possible career choices in the area of English. It also provides students with an opportunity to develop a career portfolio that will follow them through the degree plan.
ENGL/HUM 2923 Masterpieces of English Literature/Travel Experience
A study of English literature culminating in study abroad to examine the historical perspectives surrounding the events and places studied. There will be additional costs for travel.
ENGL 3103 The World of C.S. Lewis
A survey of the literary works of C. S. Lewis, emphasizing interpretations, motifs and recurring themes of the works. The author’s life as it influenced his work will also be studied.
ENGL/HUM 3203 Greek Literature and Mythology
An overview of the literature, culture, and history of Ancient Greece. Focus will be on the Greek gods and mythology. Studies will also include Greek tragedies. This course can be taken in conjunction with the travel course Mediterranean Studies.
ENGL 3313 Wisdom and Poetic Literature
A study of the nature of Hebrew wisdom and poetry books and their historical setting will be examined. Certain basic principles of interpretation of Hebrew poetry will be presented. Prerequisite: BIBL 1403
ENGL 3313 English Literature I
A survey of the significant works and authors from the Anglo-Saxon period to the early seventeenth century. Emphasis will be placed on the works and authors who have made the most significant contributions to the Western literary tradition.
ENGL 3353 English Literature II
A survey of the significant works of British literature since the seventeenth century. Post-enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian and Modern works will be examined. The study will include Byron, Dickens, Austen, Bronte, Golding, Huxley and other prominent British writers.
ENGL 3423 American Literature I
A historical survey of works of American literature from colonial times to the American Civil War. The literature is examined against the backdrop of its contemporary political, social and religious climate.
ENGL 3523 American Literature II
A historical survey of works of American literature from 1865 to present. The literature is examined against the backdrop of its contemporary political, social and religious climate.
ENGL 3443 Fantasy Fiction
This survey of the great works of fantasy fiction will study the truth relayed through representative myths, fables and folk tales. Special attention will be paid to MacDonald, Tolkien, Chesterton and Lewis.
ENGL 3533 Studies in Poetry
This course is an in depth study of poetry. Texts will be taken from various periods in literary history. Students will be required to know the various forms of poetic structure and also identify poetry based on its structure and historical period.
ENGL 3603 Advanced Grammar
This course is designed to enable the student to better understand the concepts in English grammar. Teaching others is one of the greatest methods by which to thoroughly learn a subject matter. By allowing the English major opportunity to give instruction to other students, the window for greater learning is available. The prerequisite for this class is ENGL 1213
ENGL 3633 Studies in Jane Austen
This course is a survey of the works of Jane Austen emphasizing her contribution not only to English literature, but also the advancement of the novel. The author’s life and historical place in history will also be studied as it influences the writings concentrated on for this course.
ENGL 3663 World Literature
This course includes selected readings representing American, European, Asian, African and Hispanic literature that have shaped and formed their respective cultures throughout history.
ENGL 4113 History of English
This course delves into the background and structure of the language of English. It will provide students with an in depth look at the periods of Old, Middle, and Modern English and will look ahead to the future of the language.
ENGL 4313 Studies in Shakespeare
This course is an overview of Shakespeare and a sample of his major works. It includes a brief study of the historical background of his life and the theatre in which he was active. It involves study of his plays which represent the areas of histories, comedies, tragedies and his last works. By permission only.
ENGL 4343 Technical Writing
ENGL 4663 Expository Writing
This course is an in depth study of effective communication. It includes practice in writing over a variety of topics in an expository manner. The prerequisite for this course is ENGL 1213.
ENGL 4993 Senior Thesis
Students will prepare an in-depth written thesis on an approved topic in literature. A faculty member from the School of English will be appointed as the primary advisor. With the advisor’s guidance, the student will research and write a 25-30 page paper. Students are encouraged to investigate a particular area of personal interest and build upon earlier coursework. The finished thesis will then be examined by a committee comprised of members from the School of English. This paper is normally completed the final semester of the senior year. Prerequisite: Senior status, final semester.