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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

An English/Theatre major emphasizes traditional English skills such as writing, critical thinking, and literary analysis, as well as performance skills including acting, directing, and design. English/Theatre students become active members in both the English and Theatre departments.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The English Education program adheres to South Carolina's education guidelines. Students study pedagogical theory, develop their own philosophy of education, and learn to apply their teaching style to lesson plans that they create within their curriculum.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Students who enjoy writing will thrive in the Writing Concentration. Writing students have the opportunity to study writing in all forms, both creative and professional.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

This program of study allows students to pursue studies in British, American, African-American, and Non-Western literature as well as studies in Drama. In addition to studies in literature, Creative Writing and Technical Writing courses allow students to construct a well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes the importance of communication in everyday life and in the workplace.

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Course Description

A seminar-style course that engages selected works of literature from different periods with the objective of enhancing the student's appreciation of literature and a broader understanding of its cultural significance. 

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
EN103
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EN100 - Introduction to Freshman Composition

Course Description

Introduction to Freshman Composition is designed to prepare students for the rigors of Freshman Composition (EN 101). This course integrates the critical reading skills students need to interact with college-level texts, along with the writing skills they will need to compose college-level writing. A student required to take English 100 must enroll in the course his/her first semester on campus and be continuously enrolled until proficiency level is reached. After successful completion of this course, a student must immediately enroll in English 101.

Credits:
3
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EN101 - Freshman Composition

Course Description
An introduction to college composition, this course emphasizes the skills necessary for writing well-organized and effective essays in support of a thesis. Students will write and revise a variety of essays that demonstrate critical reading skills and competence in standard English usage. A special section of this course with computer-aided instruction may be offered periodically. A student required to take English 101 must enroll in the course during his/her first semester on campus and must be continuously enrolled until the proficiency level is reached. After successful completion with a grade of at least a “C,” a student must immediately take English 102.
Credits:
3
Prerequisites
EN100
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EN102 - Argument and Research

Course Description

The course will emphasize methods of developing the argumentative essay through selected readings and intensive writing. Attention will be given to oral communication skills, extended analysis and argument, techniques of library research, and its organization and presentation in one or two long papers. A grade of “C” or better is required in this course, or it must be repeated continuously until a grade of “C” is earned.

Credits:
3
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EN101
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EN103 - Honors Writing Seminar

Course Description

In this course, students will build the writing skills they will need throughout their college careers as Honors Program Students. Students will engage in collaborative writing workshops, peer review activities, class discussions, and informal presentations of their own work and ideas. Students will approach writing as a process and write texts in various forms, including informative, argumentative, and multi-modal. Students will engage in research inside and outside the classroom, employ library resources, and explore digital media. A grade of “C” or better is required in this course, or it must be repeated continuously until a grade of “C” is earned. Open only to students in the Honors Program.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
EN100
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EN105 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Course Description
A public speaking course which emphasizes research, organization, delivery, and presentation of various types of speeches. A grade of “C” or better is required in this course to satisfy Limestone’s Verbal Skills requirement. The course must be repeated until a grade of “C” or better is earned.
Credits:
3
Prerequisites
EN101
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EN115 - Honors Public Speaking

Course Description

Public speaking skills are essential for most careers and social situations. This course is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of effective public speaking. Emphasis is placed on preparation, organization, and presentation of various types of speeches. Through the development of four speeches, you will develop your oral communication skills so that you may relate your ideas to audiences more clearly.

Credits:
3
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EN201 - Experiences in Literature

Course Description
A study of selected works of poetry, drama, and fiction from different periods and cultures with the objective of enhancing the student’s appreciation of literature. This course meets the General Education literature requirement.
Credits:
3
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EN202 - Major British Authors I

Course Description

A survey of the most important literary movements, figures, and genres from Beowulf through the early eighteenth century. (Offered alternate years.) This course meets the General Education literature requirement.

Credits:
3
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EN203 - Major British Authors II

Course Description

A survey of the most important literary movements, figures, and genres from the late eighteenth century into the twentieth. This course meets the General Education literature requirement. (Offered alternate years.)

Credits:
3
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EN204 - Major American Authors I

Course Description

Extensive readings in major American authors through Emily Dickinson. This course meets the General Education literature requirement. (Offered alternate years.)

Credits:
3
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EN205 - Major American Authors II

Course Description

Extensive readings in major American authors from Mark Twain through the present. This course meets the General Education literature requirement. (Offered alternate years.)

Credits:
3
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EN206 - Continental European Literature

Course Description

Extensive readings in masterpieces of Western literature from Homer through Cervantes (excepting the British). This course meets the General Education literature requirement.

Credits:
3
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EN212 - Drama Appreciation

Course Description

A general survey course designed to stimulate awareness and appreciation of dramatic art. Areas of exploration include theatre history, dramatic literature (modern and classic), and elements of production.

Credits:
3
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EN213 - Performance Studies

Course Description

Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary course that explores post-modern theatre styles. This beginner course focuses on how our everyday lives and experiences can be looked at as performances. In this non-traditional theatre class, students will develop their creative impulses and bring their imaginations to life on stage through three major subject areas: 1) Songs and Poetry as Performance, 2) Oral History (Story Telling) as Performance, and 3) Performance Art.

Credits:
3
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EN215 - Business Communication

Course Description

A study of communication theory and its practical applications in the business world. The course provides practice in both written and oral communication. Writing topics covered include style, memos, letters, e-mail, resumes, and research. Oral communication topics include presentations and interviews.

Credits:
3
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EN220 - American Women Writers

Course Description

This course studies fiction written by American women of various backgrounds-Native American, Asian American, African American, and European American. This course meets the General Education literature requirement. (Offered alternate years.)

Credits:
3
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EN222 - Sport Literature and Communications

Course Description
Sport Literature and Communications is an introductory study of the portrayal of sports, as well as leisure games, and their description through written and photographic essays in works of both prose and poetry. The principal objective of the course is to examine the nature and development of sport through a variety of sources, written and oral. A secondary objective is to develop critical thinking skills about the role and significance of sport in society and culture. Literature and communications are a reflection of humanity, its joys and sorrows, and its dreams. Sport has been defined as a microcosm of life. Thus, sport literature and communications are a reflection of life in both writing and storytelling. Note: This course is a requirement for majors in Sport Management and may be taken as an elective for all other students. It will not fulfill the General Education literature requirement.
Credits:
3
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EN224 - Writing Center Practicum

Credits:
3
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EN224-225 - Writing Center Practicum

Course Description

This course will enable students to engage in the practice of writing instruction as peer tutors. This course will be informed by current Composition theory and practice and will work toward the development of a writing center praxis. Course participants will learn to evaluate and critique student writing in the setting of one-on-one peer tutorials. Students will learn the fundamentals of composition pedagogy as it is situated in writing center work and engage in an ongoing conversation about their practice as writing tutors. This course must be taken by all students working as tutors in the Writing Center. Students may repeat English 224 for credit up to four times. Students must enroll in English 224 as a credit course for at least two consecutive semesters; after two consecutive semesters, students may repeat English 224 as a non-credit course

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EN230 - Creative Writing

Course Description

Provides a setting for beginning writers as well as those who have begun to develop a sense of craft. Students will experiment with form, technique, imagery, and ideas, learn about particular aspects of the craft, gather feedback from other writers, and obtain information on submitting work to contests and publishers. The course will emphasize and encourage each student’s development of personal style and voice.

Credits:
3
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EN230A - Creative Writing

Course Description

A continuation of English 230.

Credits:
3
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EN230B - Creative Writing

Course Description

A continuation of English 230 and English 230A.

Credits:
3
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EN230C - Creative Writing

Course Description

A continuation of English 230, English 230A, and English 230B.

Credits:
3
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EN231 - Technical and Professional Writing

Course Description

This course emphasizes the techniques of communicating specific information to a specified audience so that the reader’s understanding matches the writer’s intentions. Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of the purpose and the audience for each document, and prepare a variety of documents that are accurate, clear, complete, concise, well organized, and correct.

Credits:
3
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EN232 - Creative Writing Prose/Hybrid/Graphic

Course Description

This course provides a setting for beginning writers as well as those who are advancing in the development of the craft. Working through the creative process, writers will focus on prose genres (primarily fiction and creative nonfiction) and explore current graphic, photographic, and hybrid forms, including those emerging through social media. In a workshop setting, writers will engage in the craft, experimenting with genre, form, and mode. Writers will also employ literary elements, technique, research, and language. Writers will study works from various genres and forms, engage in peer critique, collect feedback from other writers, and obtain information on submitting work to literary journals in print online and through social media outlets. The course will emphasize and encourage each writer's development of personal style, voice, and form.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
EN102
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EN240 - Introduction to Film Studies

Course Description

A general survey course designed to encourage awareness and appreciation of film as an art form. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to film history, genre study, major movements, and schools, Hollywood, and adaptation. (Offered alternate years.)

Credits:
3
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EN302 - Shakespeare

Course Description

An intensive study of the principal plays as well as the sonnets of Shakespeare. This course meets the General Education literature requirement.

Credits:
3
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EN305 - Introduction to the British Novel

Course Description

Introduction to the British Novel is a course designed to acquaint the student with the social, political, and economic factors which gave rise to the novel. The student will also trace the novel’s evolution from other forms as well as note the changes within the genre itself. The student will critically evaluate the novel using various critical theories. Finally, the student will see the influence of 18th and 19th-century forms on current novels. (Offered alternate years.) This course meets the General Education literature requirement.

Credits:
3
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EN306 - Victorian Literature

Course Description

A study of the social, intellectual, and literary movements of the Victorian era, with an intensive study of selected works. (Offered as needed.) This course meets the General Education literature requirement.

Credits:
3
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EN310 - Contemporary Literature of the Non-Western World

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the work of distinguished authors from many parts of the contemporary Non-Western world. Students will read, discuss and write about literature from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, using Post-Colonial literary theory as a lens through which to examine the intimate connections among politics, history, gender, race, class, and literature. Through many kinds of analysis, students will gain a better understanding of Non-Western authors, their works, and many cultural and historical contexts. This course meets the General Education literature requirements.

Credits:
3
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EN311 - Studies in African-American Literature

Course Description
This course studies literature (fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry) by African Americans from the mid-1800s to the present. The course is designed to help students understand how African-American literary culture has developed and how it continues to develop in the contemporary period.
Credits:
3
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EN312 - Southern American Literature

Course Description

A study of imaginative literature written by Southerners, concentrating on the twentieth century, but also dealing with earlier background material. This course does not meet the General Education literature requirement. (Offered as needed)

Credits:
3
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EN315 - Editing and Publishing

Course Description

Students in EN/CM 315 will function as working literary editors of the Candelabra, which will be published during this course. This course is a professional introduction to literary magazine publishing in the form of real-life hands-on work in editing and publishing the magazine. The semester will begin with the study of literary magazine aesthetics and editing training, continue with reading submissions and selecting work for publication, and conclude with the publication of the magazine itself. Student editors are expected to collaborate with each other, with the instructor, and with the faculty editor from the Art Department.

Credits:
3
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EN324 - Literary Criticism

Course Description

An introduction to the various techniques of literary analysis, with emphasis on the methods employed since the 1950’s. Students will apply various theoretical approaches--cultural/new historicist, deconstructionist, feminist, formalist, psychoanalytic, and reader response to poetry, fiction, and drama. (Offered as needed.)

Credits:
3
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EN326 - Advanced Composition, Creative Nonfiction

Course Description

A study of the creative process that includes all the choices a writer makes: selecting and interpreting facts, evidence, or details; creating a structure and shaping it to fit the teller’s purposes; using language and rhetorical or stylistic devices to reinforce the mood or point. Course components include the study of major essayists, frequent writing exercises, and the creation of a portfolio of revised work. (Offered as needed.)

Credits:
3
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EN327 - Studies in English Language

Course Description

A study of the internal history and structure of our language, presented in a chronological treatment of its phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic development to the present, including traditional and modern grammars. (Offered as needed.)

Credits:
3
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EN329 - Literature for the Adolescent

Course Description

This course introduces prospective junior and senior high school English teachers to the junior novel and to adult literature (both including representative selections from minority literature) appropriate to the adolescent-age interest group, studies the basic needs of the adolescent in relation to adolescent literature, develops criteria to evaluate the literary merit of adolescent literature, and surveys the role of the teacher in reading guidance and developing thematic literature units of study around topics relevant to adolescents and their needs and interests. This course does not meet the General Education literature requirement.

Credits:
3
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EN331 - Studies in Contemporary Drama

Course Description

This course will familiarize the student with the most recent and most admirable writing occurring in contemporary theatre. The theatre is an immediate art form, and the student must not only understand its heritage and history but also be familiar with the works of the most contemporary theatre artists. Students will learn to put these works into a critical and historical context as well as forecast where theatre might be headed and why. This course does not meet the General Education literature requirement.

Credits:
3
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EN340 - Topics in Film

Course Description

A course that focuses on a specific aspect of film, designed to enhance students’ continuing appreciation of film as an art form. Particular focuses may include but are not limited to, genre theory, auteur theory, adaptation, great directors, specific schools of film and their relationship to other arts. (Offered in even years in the spring semester)

Credits:
3
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EN416 - Studies in Modern Poetry

Course Description

A study of the English and American poetry of the twentieth century, with emphasis upon noted poets and poetical movements. This course does not meet the General Education literature requirement. (Offered alternate years.)

Credits:
3
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EN418 - Studies in Modern Fiction

Course Description

A consideration, employing various approaches, of twentieth-century British, American and continental fiction from about 1900 to the present. This course does not meet the General Education literature requirement. (Offered as needed.)

Credits:
3
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EN430 - Methods of Teaching Language Arts in the Secondary School

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to help prospective teachers develop a knowledge base from which they can confidently teach the language arts in grades nine through twelve. (Offered as needed.)

Credits:
3
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EN452 - Clinical Practice

Course Description

This 60-day course of study in the public schools allows English education students to combine theory and practice in the classroom under the guidance of the classroom teacher. The student teaching experience will be evaluated by the NCATE program standards as outlined by the National Council of the Teachers of English and by the South Carolina state teaching guidelines outlined by the ADEPT process. Grading is on a Pass/Fail basis.

Credits:
12
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EN490 - English Internship

Course Description

The student is placed in a local private or public enterprise to gain work-related experience consistent with his/her field of study. The student will have a faculty sponsor as well as a supervisor at the enterprise to direct and supervise the student’s activities. A student is expected to complete 125 hours of work.

Credits:
3
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EN495 - Senior Project

Course Description

A coordinated study which serves as the culmination of an English major’s undergraduate study. There are two options: literary criticism or creative writing. For either option, the student will demonstrate wide reading, critical thinking, knowledge, and application of research techniques, and skill in writing. For the critical option, the student produces a final critical paper/project on a literary subject chosen in consultation with a faculty supervisor. For the creative writing option, the student produces a critical preface and a portfolio of original work in consultation with a faculty supervisor.

Credits:
3