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Current Lower Division Courses

Course Descriptions Spring

ENGL 2305 Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 2306 Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 2307 Introduction to Drama

Lower Division Courses: General Information

The English Department offers freshman composition courses and sophomore courses that fulfill the university's Core communication requirements. This page provides information on prerequisites for placement in different composition courses, Advanced Placement credit, and course listings for the current semester. 

Prerequisites

By earning at least one of the following scores, the student satisfies the prerequisites for enrollment in ENGL1303: Freshman Composition. If the student does not meet the prerequisites for enrollment in ENGL1303 the student should enroll in ENGL1300.

  • TASP/THEA 240 (Writing Section)
  • TSWE 40
  • TAAS 89 (Reading Section) & 1770 (Writing Section)
  • SAT 1070 (Overall) & 500 (Verbal Section)
  • ACT 19 (Verbal)

ENGL 1300: Basic Writing

Work in the development of basic expository writing skills.

ENGL 1303: Freshman Composition I

A detailed study of the principles of rhetoric as applied in reading and writing expository essays.

Advanced Placement Credit

By earning at least one of the following scores, the student earns 3 hours credit for ENGL1303.

  • Advanced Placement: English (Language/Composition) 3
  • SAT II Writing Test 620 (Effective only for students who have taken the exam prior to January 2005)

ENGL 1304: Freshman Composition II

A detailed study of the principles of rhetoric as applied to analyzing and writing argumentative and persuasive essays; principles and methods of research, culminating in writing a substantial research paper.

Advanced Placement Credit

By earning at least one of the following scores, the student earns 3 hours credit for ENGL 1304.

  • Advanced Placement: English (Language/Composition) 4
  • SAT II Writing Test 660 (Effective only for students who have taken the exam prior to January 2005)

ENGL 1370: Freshman Composition II — Honors

Principles of rhetoric as applied to writing persuasive essays; principles and methods of research.

Sophomore Level Courses  (Fall 2013)

The prerequisite for enrollment in sophomore level English courses is completion of ENGL1303 and 1304 or their equivalents.

ENGL 2305: Introduction to Fiction

Selected works of fiction emphasizing composition.

ENGL 2306: Introduction to Poetry

Selected works of poetry emphasizing composition.

ENGL 2307: Introduction to Drama

Selected works of drama emphasizing composition.

ENGL 2315: Literature and Film

Representations of literary works and themes as they have appeared in films.

Instructors: TBA

ENGL 2316: Literature and Culture

Literature and its relations to various aspects of culture.

ENGL 2360: Western World Literature I - Honors

Classical through the Renaissance. Emphasis on composition.