Undergraduate Courses

Engl 3050. Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
Prerequisite: Engl 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. Materials, methods, and terminology used in the discipline of rhetoric and composition. Practice in effective critical writing and examination of various forms of writing instruction across many cultures: ancient China, pre-classical Greece, the Hellenic period, the Roman Empire, the early Christian era, Medieval Europe, Modern Europe, and contemporary America. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all English majors.

Engl 3080. Persuasion: History, Theory, and Practice
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Readings from such authors as Aristotle, Plato, Perelman, and Toulmin. Practice at methods for developing an argument.

Engl 3090. Exposition: History, Theory, and Practice
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Readings from selected writers such as Montaigne, Swift, Bacon, Coleridge, and Woolf. Practice at methods for developing nonfiction prose.

Engl 3100. Composition Studies: History, Theory, and Practice
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Study of composition from current-traditional to postmodern rhetoric.

Engl 3105. Practical Grammar 
Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Recognizing and describing sentence components, syntactical relationships, and other verbal patterns. Application of grammatical principles to editing problems and literary analysis.

Engl 3110. Technical Writing 
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Intensive study of scientific and technical style; practice at various formats, including reports, proposals, instructional manuals, and professional papers.

Engl 3115. Multimodal Composition 
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Theory and practice of marking up, laying out, and preparing various kinds of documents for publication using Quark Express or similar desktop publishing software.

Engl 3120. Digital Writing and Publishing 
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Study of on-line writing and electronic publishing, including asynchronous and synchronous media. May include document creation from computer-aided print publishing to hypertext and Internet publishing.

Engl 3130. Business Writing 
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Advanced composition applied to business writing techniques and problems.

Engl 3135. Visual Rhetoric 
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Introduces visual information design theories and practices for writers. Examines the use of visual meanings in the production of texts, the influence of visual culture on written discourse, and audience-centered document design.

Engl 3140. Editing 
Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Skills and resources needed for preparing unpublished documents for publication. May include academic publishing, textual editing, and commercial applications.

Engl 3210. Advanced Grammar
Advanced Grammar. Non-major prerequisite: Engl 2120, 2130, 2140, 3040 or 3050 with grade of C or higher. Readings in various areas of language study; focus on syntax of modern English grammar. Especially recommended for those who expect to teach secondary English.

Engl 4510/6510. Grant and Proposal Writing 
Study and practice in grant and proposal writing in business and organizational settings. Nonmajor undergraduate prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Graduate prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Engl 4520/6520. Gender and Writing 
Examines women’s contributions and the role of gender in writing and rhetoric from ancient to contemporary cultures. May include writing projects in civic, social, and professional settings. Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103. Graduate prerequisite: Graduate standing. Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Engl 1102 or 1103.

Engl 4320. Senior Seminar: Rhetoric, Advanced Composition, and Technical Writing. 
Prerequisite: Engl 3050 with grade of C or higher, and at least twelve hours of upper-division courses in rhetoric and advanced composition and technical and professional writing. Limited to 15 students. For English majors only. Opportunity for advanced research and completion of a project in rhetoric or composition. Topics vary. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all English majors.