Dalton State 2013-14 Catalog

English

B.A. in English

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English is a literature-intensive program that trains students in critical thinking, advanced reading and analysis, and oral and written communication.  Coursework provides grounding in British and American literature as well as the practices and theory of literary studies and includes an emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity.  English majors gain valuable exposure to literary history and to texts, movements, authors, and cultural forces that inform and influence the literature under study, as well as to the various critical lenses through which literature may be viewed.  Considerable flexibility is offered in major course selection.  The Bachelor of Arts in English is excellent preparation for students planning graduate or professional work and/or careers in law, education, publishing, journal and magazine writing, creative writing, research, evaluation, technical communications, advertising, sales, library science, public relations, marketing, business, public service, and other areas where expert analytical thinking, writing, and language skills are increasingly valued.

Important:  English 3010 must be taken in the student's first semester as an upper-division English major; English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite with two other upper-division English courses in the student's first semester of upper-level coursework.

I. Core Curriculum
Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Must choose a minimum of one, but no more than two of the following electives:6
Intro to Film as Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
If only one English Elective is chosen, add one of the following:
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Introduction to Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Applied Psychology
PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology Allowable Area E Elective
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related (18 Hours)
ENGL 2111World Literature I3
or ENGL 2112 World Literature II
COMM 2000Intro to Mass Communication3
Choose French or Spanish Language Sequence:6-9
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
OR
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
One to two of the following electives:3-6
Student Newspaper Practicum (One credit hour, must be taken 3 times to count in Area F.)
Intro to Film as Literature
News Writing and Reporting
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Theatre Appreciation
Play Development
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
II. Upper Level Courses (Students must earn a C or better in all 3000- and 4000-level courses, regardless of discipline.
Major Field Courses
ENGL 3010Intro to Literary Studies ****3
ENGL 4905Senior Seminar in Literature *** **** 3
Literature Core
Two courses within British Literature before 1880:6
Medieval Lit in Translation ****
Renaissance Literature ****
Shakespeare ****
17th Century British Lit ****
18th Century British Lit ****
One course within British Literature post 1800:3
British Romantic Literature ****
British Victorian Literature ****
Modern British Literature ****
Two courses within American Literature:6
American Authors to 1830 ****
American Authors 1830-1900 ****
American Authors since 1900 ****
The American Short Story ****
Contemporary American Lit ****
The American Novel ****
Literature of Amer Business ****
One course within Writing:3
Writing for Educ/Soc Sciences ****
Advanced Composition ****
Technical Writing ****
Advanced Creative Writing ****
Three courses within Culture and Diversity:9
Appalachian Literature ****
Multi-ethnic American Lit ****
Southern Literature ****
Southern Women Writers ****
African-American Lit Tradition ****
Hispanic Lit in Translation ****
Latino/a Literature in English ****
Literature Non-Western World ****
Four courses within English Major Electives:12
Practical Grammar ****
Intro to Composition Studies ****
History of English Language ****
Literature for Young Adults ****
Survey of Drama ****
Studies in Film ****
William Faulkner ****
Intro to Literary Theory ****
Special Topics ****
Any 3000- or 4000-level ENGL courses not applied elsewhere in the program of study
Five courses within General Electives: **15
Total Hours121

 

*

ENGL 3010 Must be taken in the student's first semester as an English major; may be taken as a co-requisite with two other upper-division English courses in the student's first semester as an English major.

**

Choose any School of Liberal Arts offerings at the 2000 level or higher, but no more
than six hours may be at the 2000 level.

***

ENGL 4905 Prerequisite:  Students must complete 42 upper-division hours in English.

****

 Students must have a C or better in all upper-division courses, regardless of discipline.


Senior Exit Interview must be completed in ENGL 4905. 

Courses

ENGL 0090. Certif Preparatory English. 3-0-3 Units.

Prepares students for ENGL 1100 by presenting a study of basic grammar, including parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, verb tense, sentence fragments, fused sentences, and comma splices. Writing will include the four basic sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Prospective students will be required to score 60 or above on the COMPASS English exam to exempt this course. (Institutional Credit)(F,S)
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in a certificate program.

ENGL 0098. Learning Support English. 4-0-4 Units.

Emphasizes the basics of grammar, paragraphs, and essays to prepare students for ENGL 1101. Prospective students will be required to score 70 or above on the COMPASS exam to exempt this course (Institutional Credit).(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in a degree-level program.

ENGL 1100. Communication Skills. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers a basic course in the effective use of oral and written communication skills related to the student's technical program and designed to enable the student to organize, compose, and revise reports, business letters, and other forms of business communication. (Career Course).(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Compass English placement score of 60 or better or successful completion of ENGL 0090.

ENGL 1101. English Composition I. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and a variety of research skills. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1101 before the student can take ENGL 1102.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt; ENGL 0098, unless exempt.

ENGL 1102. English Composition II. 3-0-3 Units.

Presents a literature-based composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods, including capability in electronic resources and documentation. A minimum grade of C is required to complete this course.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better or the equivalent.

ENGL 1105. Intro to Greek Mythology. 1-0-1 Unit.

Provides an introduction to and overview of the major Greek myth cycles. Students will become familiar with the major Greek gods and goddesses, the stories connected to them, and the heroes of the great epic and dramatic works of ancient Greece.(S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 1110. Creative Writing. 1-0-1 Unit.

Introduces the stylistic conventions and techniques of prose and poetry with an emphasis on characterization, structure, point of view, imagery, and symbolism. Also emphasizes techniques of literary invention and offers exposure to the analysis and critique of peer and professional texts. Special attention is given to drafting and revising original works.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 1111. Student Newspaper Practicum. 1-0-1 Unit.

Offers instruction in and practical application of the basics of newspaper journalism. Students will conduct interviews, write articles, and assist in publication of The Roadrunner, DSC's campus newspaper. May be repeated for up to three credit hours.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101.

ENGL 1201. Intro to Film as Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces humanistic, philosophic, and historical analysis of film from the silent period through modern times. Examines and analyzes selected films through lectures, readings, and viewings. Written assignments are required. Students may not receive credit for both CINM 1101 and ENGL 1201.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2100. News Writing and Reporting. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to gathering, writing, and editing news articles for newspapers, though skills emphasized apply to any medium whose audience expects timely, accurate, easily intelligible information.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a C or better.

ENGL 2111. World Literature I. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2112. World Literature II. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present. Continues study begun in ENGL 2111, though 2111 is not a prerequisite.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2120. British Literature I. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of English literature from the Old English period through the Neoclassical Age.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2121. British Literature II. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of English literature from the Romantic Era to the present. Continues study begun in ENGL 2120, though 2120 is not a prerequisite.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2130. American Literature I. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of American literature from the Pre-colonial Age to the mid-nineteenth century.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2131. American Literature II. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Continues study begun in ENGL 2130, though 2130 is not a prerequisite.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2132. American Literature II (eCore). 3-0-3 Units.

This course will present a broad overview of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students will utilize various critical approaches and reading strategies as they examine important authors and themes of this period. The course will pay special attention to multiple cultures and perspectives. A chronological study of American literature from the Civil War to the present, this course presents a broad overview of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students will utilize various critical approaches and reading strategies as they examine important authors and themes of this period. The course will pay attention to literary movements, regional writing, native and immigrant cultures, and multiple perspectives. Some of the authors that will be included in this course are Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, Kate Chopin, Maxine Hong, Robert Frost, and Raymond Carver. Prerequisite: English 1102

ENGL 3000. Writing for Educ/Soc Sciences. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on principles, practices, and strategies for writing clear, effective, audience-driven communications in a variety of academic and professional situations in the real world. Assignments include case studies, reports, proposals, and legal briefs.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3005. Practical Grammar. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the basic components of language, language variation, and modern English grammar. Application of grammatical principles to composition, editing, and literary analysis.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3010. Intro to Literary Studies. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys materials, methods, and terminology used in the discipline of literary studies. Practice in effective critical writing and examination of the various critical theories available for interpretation and analysis. Must be taken in the student's first semester as an English major; may be taken as a co-requisite with two other upper-division English courses in the student's first semester as an English major.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3015. Intro to Composition Studies. 3-0-3 Units.

Includes study of composition theory and its application to the teaching of composition. Students will analyze and assess student essays and design a writing course for secondary-level students.(S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3020. Advanced Composition. 3-0-3 Units.

Includes a study of various rhetorical strategies with regular writing assignments emphasizing logical organization of thought and effective composition. The course will develop sound grammatical and compositional skills to a level clearly superior to that of ENGL 1102.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3025. History of English Language. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to the background, origins, development, and structure of the English language and the fundamental tools and concepts used in the study of a language's history.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3030. Technical Writing. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on practice and instruction in analyzing and writing business and technical documents. Emphasis on increasing proficiency in effective writing, design and organization, audience awareness, visual rhetoric, and web publishing.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a C or better.

ENGL 3100. Advanced Creative Writing. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an intensive experience in writing in one of the following genres: short story, poetry, the novel, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting.(S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3200. Appalachian Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys major regional movements, genres, writers in the Appalachian mountains, from settlement to the present. Content and approach may vary. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3210. Multi-ethnic American Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers a study of major ethnic American literature, with a particular focus on Latino American, Asian American, and/or Native American writers. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3220. Southern Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines selected works by major authors of the American South. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3230. Southern Women Writers. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on selected works by major female authors of the American South, such as Kate Chopin, Flannery O'Connor, Katherine Porter, Alice Walker, and Eudora Welty. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3235. African-American Lit Tradition. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the canonical writings of African-Americans, typically including writers such as Douglass, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Morrison, King, and Walker. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3300. Medieval Lit in Translation. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys literature of the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman periods: Beowulf, Romance of the Rose, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and others. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3340. Hispanic Lit in Translation. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to landmark Hispanic works within social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3350. Latino/a Literature in English. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an introduction to landmark Latino/a works written in English. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3400. Renaissance Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys Renaissance literature in its various aspects, including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, and drama, and a consideration of that literature as a part and product of its historical period. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3410. Shakespeare. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys representative works of comedy, history, tragedy, tragicomedy drawn from throughout the playwright's career. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3500. American Authors to 1830. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important writings by representative American authors from the colonial period through the post-Revolutionary War era. Typically includes Bradford, Bradstreet, Winthrop, Crevecoeur, Franklin, Paine, and Irving. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3510. American Authors 1830-1900. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys significant American authors from the post-Revolutionary War era to the turn of the twentieth century. Typically includes Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Douglass, Dickinson, Twain, Crane, Howells, Chopin, and Norris. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3515. American Authors since 1900. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys significant works by representative twentieth-century writers. Authors typically covered include Bierce, Eliot, Hemingway, Frost, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Wright, Stevens, Miller, Baldwin, Morrison, and O'Connor. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3520. The American Short Story. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores tone, narration, form, symbolism, and theme in representative American short stories. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3900. Writing Creatively for Self-Ad. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an in-depth study and honing of skills of written communication, including poetry and creative nonfiction; emphasizes techniques of literary invention, particularly those of diction, concision, setting, tone, and theme; offers exposure to the analysis and critique of peer and professional texts. Special attention is given to drafting and revising original works. Oral presentation of creative work complements emphasis on writing.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 4000. Contemporary American Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the United States.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4010. The American Novel. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an investigation of the American novel from the late eighteenth century through the present in relation to literary, cultural, intellectual, technological, and aesthetic changes in America.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4020. Literature for Young Adults. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers a comprehensive study of young adult literature, including non-Western authors as well as literature representative of racial and ethnic groups, appropriate for students in secondary school programs, with emphasis on teaching techniques. (S) Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 4120. 17th Century British Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines significant issues, themes, and ideologies in selection of seventeenth-century British literature studied in terms of their original cultural context.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4130. 18th Century British Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines drama, fiction, poetry, and other textual expression from Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain. Works may be studied in their historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic contexts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4140. British Romantic Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys British literature of the Romantic period, focusing on major works, figures (three or more), and/or themes.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4150. British Victorian Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines Victorian literature in its original historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic contexts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4160. Modern British Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys British poetry, fiction, and essays since 1900. Typically includes Hardy, Conrad, Joyce, Yeats, Lawrence, Woolf, Auden, and Lessing.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4400. Survey of Drama. 3-0-3 Units.

Features specific topics in the study of British, American, or Continental drama.Prerequisite: ENGL 3010

ENGL 4410. Studies in Film. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines films as texts through historical, aesthetic, thematic, and/or cultural questioning and analysis. Offerings may include film and the novel, representations of women in film, teen cultures in film, etc. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours with change of content.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4420. Literature Non-Western World. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an introduction to non-Western literature that examines a range of texts from a variety of different regions that may include the Americas, Asia, Africa, India, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, and the African Diaspora. Subjects vary according to the availability of faculty.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3010.

ENGL 4440. William Faulkner. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the works of William Faulkner, particularly selected stories and novels set in Yoknapatawpha County.
Prerequisites: English 3010 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 4500. Literature of Amer Business. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the historic background of cultural attitudes and social climate in the United States that allowed for and fostered development in capitalism, industrialism, and technology of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution and beyond. Explores American literature's representation and treatment of busines and characters interacting in a busines environment and the ethical concerns and consequences of living and working in this setting. Prerequisite: ENGL 3010

ENGL 4800. Intro to Literary Theory. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines texts in literary theory from Plato to Foucault and beyond, representing the rich history of the field and the contemporary debates. Literary theory considers the value and function of literature in society as well as the most rewarding ways to read and consider literature. Students must earn a C or better in order for an upper-level course to count towards a bachelor's degree. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: At least one 4000-level English course with a C or better.

ENGL 4900. Special Topics. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines a topic in literature, theory, and/or writing that transcends the boundaries of the fixed curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours with change of content. Prerequisite: ENGL 3010

ENGL 4905. Senior Seminar in Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject. Topics vary. Required for English majors concentrating in literature. Must be taken in the English major's last semester.(F,S)
Prerequisites: 42 hours of upper-level English.