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The Department of Englishoffers a diversity of educational experiences in language, professional writing, and literature. The department aims to teach students to think clearly and creatively, to write evocatively and persuasively, and to read with intelligence and imagination. Such skills and knowledge will enable students to pursue not only a wide variety of exciting career paths but graduate study as well.

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Awarding credit for AP Exam scores: A student with an AP score of 4 or 5 will receive three General Elective Non Department credits, as it will not equate to an English elective.

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EN-100   English I (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) In this class, students will explore different types of academic writing and learn to view writing as a multiple-step process. Students will work to improve their critical reading and analytical writing skills and will develop familiarity with academic conferencing and revision strategies. Assignments will cover a range of rhetorical modes which may include narrative, informative, analytical, and journal writing. Students will explore the constraints of multiple audiences, individual voice, and writing purpose. This class is designed to prepare students for their entry to college writing but is not equivalent to a first year writing seminar including EN 110: College Writing Seminar.

EN-108   Year Long CWS I (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; C) Students will develop their reading, writing, and analytical skills. CWS will introduce students to the diverse modes of thought and communication that characterize the college experience. Individual conferences, peer reading, revision of writing and portfolio assessment are some of the essential elements in this process-oriented approach to college work. This two-semester sequence gives extended attention to these skills. This is part I. Students must complete EN108 and EN109 to receive credit for CWS.

EN-109   Year-Long CWS II (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits) Students will develop their reading, writing, and analytical skills. CWS will introduce students to the diverse modes of thought and communication that characterize the college experience. Individual conferences, peer reading, revision of writing and portfolio assessment are some of the essential elements in this process-oriented approach to college work. This two-semester sequence gives extended attention to these skills. This is part I. Students must complete EN108 and EN109 to receive credit for CWS.

EN-110   College Writing Seminar (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; C) In CWS, students will develop their reading, writing, and analytical skills. CWS will introduce students to the diverse modes of thought and communication that characterize the college experience. Individual conferences, peer reading, revision of writing and portfolio assessment are some of the essential elements in this process-oriented approach to college work. Note: This course does not satisfy a distribution requirement. Corequisite: IT100. Carol Peters is Director of the College Writing Seminar.

EN-120   Forms of Literature (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) An introduction to the study of literary forms, including poetry, drama, short story, novel, novella, and essay. Students will read texts from a wide variety of genres and historical periods, to examine how litereay forms developed and gain/lost popularity over time. Students will learn the vocabulary and technique of literary analysis.

EN-122   Interpreting Pop Lit (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) Utilizing Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, World War Z, and other popular works of fiction for class, this introductory course will engage students in the fundamental terms and approaches needed to analyze, appreciate and discuss works of fiction at the college level. Students will study introductory elements of literary theory, emphasizing using various social and theoretical perspectives, as a means of learning how to identify cultural and literary meaning within texts.

EN-145   Peer Tutor Training (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; H) Peer tutor training is designed to provide an academic experience that will prepare students to serve as tutors. Students will focus on communication skills, learning styles, need analysis, and tutoring strategies. Prerequisite: EN110.

EN-155   The Short Story (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) An examination of the modern short story form, its development in the mid-19th century to its variety today in such writers as Borges, Barthemle, and Oates.

EN-162   Women and Literature (Fall; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H) Studies literature by and about women; looks at the rich history of women's literature and the variety of traditional and non- traditional approaches women have used to describe their experience, from poetry, plays, and novels to letters and diaries; explores the effect of culture on women's writing.

EN-163   Science Fiction (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) Science fiction-the attempt to make sense of this world through the creation of others-is the quintessential literary genre of the 20th and 21st centuries. This course studies the scope of modern science fiction, from aliens to post-nuclear societies, from time travel to advanced technology. ELooks at the most up-to-date authors, as well as some of the classics.

EN-170   World Literatures (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,I) Studies works of African, Asian, Latin American, South American,Caribbean and Native American literature. Discussions focus on ways literature reveals cultural perspectives.

EN-181   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level of participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). The course instructor and/or the department supervisor will determine credit limits. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-182   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level of participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). The course instructor and/or the department supervisor will determine credit limits. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-188   Bad Literature (Fall; Variable; 3.00 Credits; H) Theodore Sturgeon, science fiction writer of the mid-twentieth century, famously said: " 90% of everything is crap. " He was right, too: there's a lot of crap out there. And we'll be reading some of it in this class. But-what do we mean when we say literature is " crap " ? Isn't it just a matter of taste? And if it isn't, how can we tell crap from genius? And who decides? And if 90 percent of everything is in fact crap, does the crap serve any useful function in society? All of these questions and many more, as we enter the wonderful world of bad literature.

EN-191A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit; H) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-191B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffee house to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-192A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit; H) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-192B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffee house to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-199   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows the department to offer special topics not normally offered. Departments may offer more than one special topics. Prerequisites vary by title.

EN-199A   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows department to offer topics not normally taught. Prerequisites and fees vary by title.

EN-199B   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows department to offer topics not normally taught. Prerequisites and fees vary by title.

EN-200   History of the Language (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,I) This weekly colloquium is designed to professionalize English POEs in the discipline-preparing students for navigation of the POE options, instructing them in discipline-specific research practices, and introducing them to internship and professional opportunities. The colloquium will feature workshops, discussions, and guest speakers. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109.

EN-204   English Colloquium (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; H) The English Colloquium prepares students for academic expectations in the English department and introduces them to professional opportunities within the discipline. This colloquium is intended for students with English, Secondary Education/English or Professional Writing POEs, individualized POEs with foundation in literature or writing, or students with secondary emphases in English. Pre-requisites: sophomore standing, one EN course beyond EN110, or instructor's permission.

EN-207   Heaven or Hell on Earth (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H) In this course we will examine the ways in which specific novels, short stories and films explore various perspectives on nightmarish or ideal societies through alternative political and social ideologies. The class will introduce various literary theories (including Marxism, approaches to feminism and New Historicism) as well as the genre and history of utopian and dystopian literature. V for Vendetta, Sir Thomas More's Utopia, Plato's Atlantis writings, Children of Men and other works will be covered during the semester. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109.

EN-212   Sports Literature (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H) Students will consider ways in which sports literature written over the last eighty years reveals the developing and shifting American ideologies concerning subjects such as race, gender, sexuality, and justice, over that same time period. Students will also develop an understanding of the genres and purposes in various forms of sports literature, including newspaper articles, magazine feature articles, short stories, and novels. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-213   Zombie Nation (Fall; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; CA,H) In this course, students will read a variety of novels and review media that inspires and reflects our cultural fixation with zombies. Through critical thinking, analysis, and discussion, students will explore the intersections between fictional zombies and actual cultural practices that reflect the mindlessness of a zombie culture.

EN-215   Boys Will Be Boys (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H) This course explores the experiences of men and boys as represented through works of fiction and analyzed via cultural, economic and social contexts. The course considers " maleness " as a social construct and how perceptions within American society influence men's actions and the ways in which they perceive themselves, other men, women, and social situations.

EN-236   Dirty Books (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) An examination of works of literature that have been labeled obscene. Using examples from the comedy of Aristophanes to the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, the course looks at why and how serious writers deploy scandalous and offensive elements in their work.

EN-237   Constructing Identities (Fall; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; CA) Applying various cultural and theoretical perspectives, students will view and read works from Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Kurt Vonnegut, Salman Rushdie, David Foster Wallace and others to examine ways that consumerism, technology, social institutions and other facets of modern culture and society shape identities and influence the human condition. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109.

EN-238   Unnatural Acts (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) From the Puritans to tree-huggers, America has been divided between those who see Nature as moral and liberating, and those who see society as the taming of savage, godless wilderness. This course will examine that tension in writers from Hawthorne and Melville to Hemingway and Faulkner.

EN-239   Bloody Murder (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) The United States has always been a violent nation, and American writers have used that violence to explore questions of justice, truth, and human nature. This course will examine the portrayal of violence in writers from Poe to Cormac McCarthy.

EN-244   British Literature to 1600 (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; H) Studies major works of the Old and Middle English periods and the Renaissance, including the Canterbury Tales, morality plays, various accounts of King Arthur, Gawain, and some early works of Shakespeare, with emphasis on how the social and historical contexts in which these works were created shaped literary meaning. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-250   African American Literature (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; CA,H) A survey of African American literature from the mid-18th century to the present, with emphasis on both the vernacular/oral and written traditions of African American literature and attention to the historical and cultural contexts in which the literature was created. Readings include folktales, slave narratives, autobiographies, poetry, stories, novels, essays, sermons and speeches, hymns and spirituals, as well as blues and gospel music and works by such writers as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Dubois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Amiri Baraka, and others. Prerequisites: EN110.

EN-251   Slave Narratives (Spring; Odd Years; 4.00 Credits; H,CW) The personal autobiographies of American slaves are the foundational works of the African American literary tradition, and they have influenced generations of American authors. Originally written as a means of promoting the abolition of slavery, contemporary writers have taken this historical form and transformed it to reflect upon the past and engage with problems of the present. Neo-slave narratives are a reminder that, as Faulkner writes, " The past is never dead. It's not even past. " In this course, we will read a variety of original slave narratives and put them in dialogue with contemporary fictionalized slave narratives. In doing so, we will explore topics such as the boundaries between fact and fiction, the political uses of literature, the afterlife of slavery, and many others. First-year students require instructor's permission.

EN-253   Literature of the Jazz Age (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H) Called the " Jazz Age " by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the 1920s were marked by great cultural change. In response to the trauma of the First World War, the " lost generation " broke traditional social barriers while embracing radically new forms of art. Beginning in 1920 (the year both women's suffrage and prohibition were passed as constitutional amendments) and concluding with the 1929 stock market crash that signaled the start of the Great Depression, we will examine the role of the Harlem Renaissance in inspiring and sustaining domestic and expatriate American modernism. With special emphasis on the interplay of art, music, and literature, this class will examine the literature of the Jazz Age across genre " and racial " boundaries, concluding with two contemporary works that evaluate the lasting significance of this era on American culture.

EN-255   Passing Narratives (Fall; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; CA,H) Passing narratives investigate how the boundaries of identity can be reimagined. Most often depicting racial passing (when a person " passes for " someone of another race), these narratives also can be about performing another gender or sexual identity. In this course, we will examine a variety of texts that treat different forms of passing. Beginning with a slave narrative in which a black woman " passes " as a white man to escape slavery, we will trace the evolution of this trope through American literature and film. From traditional passing novels that use the form to protest racial injustice to recent texts that challenge continued discrimination against of other marginalized groups in contemporary culture, we will explore topics such as biological essentialism vs. the social construction of identity; authenticity and performance; social and legal forms of identity categorization and boundary maintenance; the role of literature in social reform; and many others.

EN-258   Funny Pages (Variable; Variable; 3.00 Credits; H) Everyone loves comedy--even college professors. But comedy isn't just pratfalls and punchlines. It's a distinctive literary form with its own conventions, traditions, and variety of approaches. There's wit, parody, farce, satire, black comedy, and all the things in between. In this course we'll look at some of the greatest comedy ever written (and filmed, too), all brought to you by the greatest humorists the English language has ever produced--the British.

EN-262   Unhappily Ever After (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H) Deaths. Betrayals. Loves lost. Falls from grace. These calamities, and those that suffer them, have captivated dramatists, novelists, philosophers, and theoreticians since the first tragedy was staged in ancient Athens over 2,500 years ago. This course will explore how literary cultures have understood and expressed notions of tragedy in different historical periods. By examining the ways in which we inflict and endure suffering, we will consider how literary tragedy informs our understanding of the human condition.

EN-271   Medical Writing (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) Focuses on some of the tools and basic knowledge needed to produce as well as critique writing in the medical field. The course will familiarize students with medical databases, terminology, and common practices in medical writing, and will cover several common genres. The course will also work with rhetorical approaches to different audiences and will consider the issue of health literacy. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.

EN-272   Introduction to Professional Writing (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) Covers types of writing used in the professional and business world, with attention to deciding when to use which type, or whether to use writing at all. Also concentrates on effectively addressing different audiences. In addition, the course will cover use of graphics, from basic concepts through effective design and adjusting to audience and situation. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-273   Visual Literacy (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H) This course explores how visuals and text are used for purposes of identification, information, and persuasion. It looks at many visual modes such as comics, ads, maps, graffiti, film, art, scientific images, and web sites. Students have the option to create arguments using only text, only images, or a combination of both. prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-274   Beyond Grey's Anatomy (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; CA,H) An examination of representations of medicine in popular culture using rhetorical and cultural studies approaches. Students will study topics such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, and brain scans as they are represented in print, TV, and film. Prerequisite: EN110.

EN-281   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level of participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). The course instructor and/or the department supervisor will determine credit limits. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-282   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level of participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). The course instructor and/or the department supervisor will determine credit limits. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-283   The Graphic Novel (Fall; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H) Once dismissed by critics as insufficiently " literary, " the significance of the graphic narrative in contemporary literature can no longer be denied (even by stodgy academics). Though all types of graphic narratives often referred to by the misleading label " graphic novel, " this exciting combination of words and pictures comes in many different genres. In this class, we will examine graphic narratives across genres to explore the range of possibilities this form offers through careful literary and visual analysis. In addition to attentive close reading, we will put each work of fiction or nonfiction into its appropriate historical and cultural contexts using both literary and historical scholarship. Authors may include Alison Bechdel, Jaime Hernandez, Alan Moore, Josh Neufeld, Mat Johnson, and others. Topics will include contemporary revisions of the superhero, the strengths and limitations of visual and textual representation, stylistic differences between texts, the use of graphic narrative to relate history and/or contemporary events, how the graphic memoir creates new avenues for self-representation, the loss of the " auteur " in collaborative works, diversity in the graphic narrative marketplace, and many others.

EN-291A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-291B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffee house to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-292   Crossing the Border (Spring; Even Years; 4.00 Credits; H,CW) This class will examine the many meanings of " border crossing " in 20th and 21st century literature about immigration to the United States. Using critical race theory, this class will put works of fiction and autobiography in historical context to better investigate the influence of immigration law on U.S. national literature. Beginning with short texts from the turn of the twentieth-century, we will focus primarily on contemporary works dealing with the post-1965(or " new wave " ) immigrant experience. Authors may include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Guillermo Gsmez-Peqa, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. Topics will include: " American Dream " mythology, social mobility, generational conflict, acculturation and assimilation, hyphenated identity, nativism, barriers to full citizenship, and more. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109.

EN-292A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-292B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffee house to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program.

EN-299   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows the department to offer special topics not normally offered. Departments may offer more than one special topic. Prerequisites vary by title.

EN-300   Modern Theories of Grammar (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) This course examines how it is that we are grammatical creatures and what it means to have and use this talent. The course focuses on describing our knowledge of the structure of English sentences from various theoretical perspectives and also looks at how we, as individuals and as a species, have come to control such a flexible and creative system of communication. The course includes a final research project relating the course material to the students' disciplinary interests. Note: This is not a remedial course in Standard English grammar. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-301   Young Adult Literature (Fall; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H) Students will read & analyze a variety of literature from the Young Adult Lit category. Students will engage in class discussions and make presentations based on individual research.

EN-303   Poetry Writing (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) An intensive workshop in poetic technique, plus extensive writing of poetry for class discussions and criticism. Emily Dickinson said: " If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know this is poetry. " Whether you are a novice or an experienced poet, this course will teach you to take off the top of people's heads. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-305   Fiction Writing (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; F,H) Concentrates on the techniques of fiction, extensive writing of fiction, and the development of creative and critical approaches to fiction. Prerequisites: EN110 and EN155.

EN-306   Creative Nonfiction Writing (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) An experience in creating forms of non-fiction prose ranging from analytical essay to the familiar essay to satire. First-year students need the instructor's permission to enroll. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-307   Mythology in Film (Spring; Variable; 4.00 Credits; H) This course will explore how film communicates the myths of a various societies to its members. By combining theoretical approaches to myth with film analysis, we will explore the ways in which cinema both influences and reflects the way we think, what we value, fear, and aspire to achieve. Focusing on some of the most prevalent themes in this genre, students will be introduced to Classical and contemporary adaptations of myths and their historical and cultural contexts, examining how those narratives provide meaning today via cinema.

EN-311   Professional News and Feature Writing (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) This advanced writing course introduces students to the genres and techniques of journalism. Students will write a number of news and feature stories. The writing process involves interviewing, note taking and other forms of data gathering on campus and local news events, creating multiple story drafts and participating in peer-editing workshops: work culminates in a portfolio of stories written throughout the semester. Students need not plan to become professional media writers to benefit from the course. Prerequisite: EN110.

EN-312   Literature of Revenge (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H) Students will examine the various functions revenge plays in human culture by tracing its role as a literary device from the bloodbaths of popular Greek tragedies to the more psychological retaliation of contemporary works. Engaging in a focused study of the historical and cultural influences that have shaped human notions of revenge over centuries, students will contemplate the often complicated distinctions humans make between perceptions of retribution and justice. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-315   Technical Writing (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) An examination of writing for the real world: as such it concentrates equally on content and practice. The course builds around various document designs and ways to present those designs in expressions appropriate to audience and purpose. Prerequisites Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. While sophomores are allowed to register they may be removed from the course if the demand by upperclassmen is high.

EN-341   Shakespearean Drama (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H) Examines historical moments, cultural perspectives, and theatrical constructs shaped the writing, acting, and reception of Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, and history plays. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-370   The Contemporary Novel (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) The course covers the novel in English over the past twenty years, focusing on novels by writers such as Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Alison Bechdel, and Mat Johnson. These authors will be put in dialogue with an earlier text as a means of exploring the role of literary influence in contemporary fiction. Each of these pairings will ask if the contemporary work is a remix, a revision, a corrective, or a reimagination of a classic precedent. This course explores the use of traditional and innovative narrative strategies, as well as the social, cultural, and aesthetic values conveyed by those strategies. First-year students need the instructor's permission to enroll. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-372   Contemporary Poetry (Fall; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; CA,H) Contemporary poetry speaks to us right there and now, whether in a personal cry of emotion or in a piercing cultural commentary. This course studies representative poets from our own age, with emphasis on the social context of the times. Different poets are discussed each time the course is taught, but every year you'll actually get to meet one of them up close and personal, as part of our Pennsylvania Poet series. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-376   Writing Across Media (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) Writing across the Media is a combination of both theory and practice in internet communication. On the practical side, students will work with some of the common genres developing on the web, such as wikis and blogs. Theory includes interaction of visual and textual material, as well as the effect of interactivity, both document-to-reader and reader-to-document, on writing and communication. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109.

EN-377   Interactive Media Writing (Fall; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H,CW) Electronic media and mobile technologies play an increasingly important role in today's written communication landscape. Students who understand visual, digital communication and who have robust writing skills will have a competitive advantage in the coming decades. In this course, students will develop those skills through audio, video, and game design projects. Students will write, record, and edit audio and video projects, and combine these interactive media skills to create an alternate reality game, a game which uses multimedia storytelling to deliver an interactive narrative to a real audience. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109.

EN-378   Video Production Writing (Fall; Odd Years; 4.00 Credits; H,CW) Writing for Video Production is a course that combines contemporary rhetoric, creative inquiry, design thinking, media authorship, self-reflection, and social engagement. Students complete directed writing such as journal entries, scripts, storyboards, and shotlists in concert with video production, facilitating an integrated process of thinking, creating, and problem solving. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-379   Professional Editing (Fall; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; H) This course provides a broad understanding of editing and its role in document development, publication, and use. Students will learn to edit effectively on a range of editing tasks and documents. These skills will prepare students for a variety of professional editing positions. Prerequisite: EN110 or EN109.

EN-381   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level of participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). The course instructor and/or the department supervisor will determine credit limits. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-382   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level of participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). The course instructor and/or the department supervisor will determine credit limits. Prerequisites: EN181, EN182, EN281, EN282 and EN381. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-385   Queer Literature (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; CA,H) By applying queer theory frameworks to a variety of texts, we will examine literary representations of LGBTQ identity. Readings will include works by James Baldwin, John Rechy, Audre Lorde, Leslie Feinberg, Tony Kushner, and others. Topics will include: biological essentialism vs. the social construction of gender and sexual identity; authenticity and performance; social and legal forms of identity categorization and boundary maintenance; the role of literature in social reform; and more.

EN-388   Heroes and Villains (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; H) Heroes-yay! Villains-hiss! All our lives we've learned to think in terms of good guys and bad guys. But why do we think in those categories? And what exactly do we mean by good guys and bad guys? And should we even be in the business of separating good guys from bad guys? This course will take a detailed look at heroes and villains in literature, movies, and television, and ask you to think about the whole duality, and what it means for the stories we tell.

EN-391A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

EN-391B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffee house to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.

EN-392A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

EN-392B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffee house to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.

EN-399   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Offers special studies to meet the interests and demands of students. past examples include " Terry Pratchett " and " Renaissance Drama " . Note: Students may take each ST: course for credit.

EN-410   Literary Theory (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; H) This course will examine various theoretical approaches to literature which have come to prominence over the last 25 years. Movements such as structuralism, deconstruction, hermeneutics, reader response and speech act theory, feminism, Marxism, Freudianism, and the new historicism and pragmatism will be studied from the perspectives of both their philosophical foundations and their application to the practical criticism of Texts. Prerequisites: EN110 or EN109 and 2 of the following: EN155 or EN170 or EN242 or EN243 or EN244 or EN245 or EN246.

EN-481   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level of participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). Prerequisites: EN181 and EN182 and EN281 and EN282 and EN381 and EN382. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-482   Writing Practicum (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; H) Students may receive credits for writing, editing, photography, or layout design for the Juniatian. Credit hours to the level or participation (based on number of contributions and attendance) and position (reporter, designer, photographer, editor). Prerequisites: EN181 and EN182 and EN281 and EN282 and EN381 and EN382 and EN481. Only editors chosen by the instructor may receive 3 credits.

EN-490   English Internship (Variable; Variable; 2.00-9.00 Credits; H) English students may apply their acquired skills and knowledge in on-the-job internships of a semester during their Junior or Senior year for a total of 9 credit hours. Television stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, public relations and advertising agencies are all possible placements for the Juniata interns, who not only work as full-time members of the business's team but also evaluate and document their growth in a journal and prepare a portfolio of presentations or publications. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and Jr. or Sr. standing. Corequisite: EN495.

EN-491A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

EN-491B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.

EN-492A   Unlock Your Voice (Spring; Odd Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Literature by Women Writers. Students who participate in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

EN-492B   Lift Ev'ry Voice (Either Semester; Even Years; 1.00 Credit) A Coffeehouse to Celebrate Black History Month. Students in this practicum will head teams of volunteers to produce all aspects of the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.

EN-493   English Research Seminar (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; H) This course is a seminar-style introduction to advanced research methodology in literature and linguistics for senior English POEs. Enrolled students will work simultaneously with the course instructor and a thesis advisor from within the English department in order to develop a thesis plan and to begin its execution.

EN-495   English Internship Research (Variable; Variable; 2.00-6.00 Credits; H) In addition to the on-the-job experience provided by the internship, the students is required to pursue research related to the placement. An in-depth research paper or presentation is completed during the semester and turned in for a possible 3 credit hours. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and Jr. or Sr. standing. Corequisite: EN490.

EN-496   Senior Research Capstone (Variable; Yearly; 2.00-4.00 Credits; H)

EN-499   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows department to offer subjects not normally taught. Requisites vary by title.

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