Jan 17, 2022  
College Catalog 2015-2016 
    
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The following is a complete listing of the courses offered at Elizabethtown College. Use the filter to narrow your search.

 

English

  
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    EN 100 - PLE Writing and Language

    4.00 credits.
    (Power of Language Core Course)
    A writing course focusing on writing as a process of discovery concerning ideas, drafting, revising and editing. Students read, write and speak about a variety of aspects of the power of language. *Note: Students assigned to EN 100 may not enroll in EN 150 , and those placed in EN 150  may not enroll in EN 100.
  
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    EN 101 - CE Literature: Form and Performance

    4.00 credits.
    (Creative Expression Core Course)
    An examination of various forms of literature with the purpose of understanding both how they produce distinct aesthetic experiences and how to use these forms creatively. Individual sections might focus on poetry, drama, Shakespeare, short story, film, and the novel, or some combination of these. This course does not count toward the English major or minor. This course is repeatable for credit.
  
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    EN 102 - WCH Western Literary Culture

    4.00 credits.
    (Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
    An exploration of Western culture via literary forms such as film, prose, and poetry, this course places cultural understandings in context and relates the past to the present. Since the course may vary in content, it may be repeated for credit, provided the content is not duplicated. This course does not count toward the English major or minor.
  
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    EN 103 - NCH Literary Culture of the East

    4.00 credits.
    (Non-Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
    An exploration of non-Western culture via literary forms such as film, prose, and poetry, this course places cultural understandings in context and relates the past to the present. Since the course may vary in content, it may be repeated for credit, provided the content is not duplicated. This course does not count toward the English major or minor.
  
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    EN 104 - HUM Introduction to Literature

    4.00 credits.
    (Humanities Core Course)
    An introduction to a specific literary genre or combination of genres (drama, fiction or poetry) that emphasizes the nature of language and form and helps students make moral and aesthetic judgments. This course also may include a thematic focus. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be repeated for credit, provided the content is not duplicated. This course does not count toward the English major or minor.
  
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    EN 150 - PLE Advanced Writing and Language

    4.00 credits.
    (Power of Language Core Course)
    A writing course designed to explore the writing process and the history of the English language, its past and present uses and powers. Students write, read and speak about a variety of aspects of the history and power of language. *Note: Students assigned to EN 100  may not enroll in EN 150, and those placed in EN 150 may not enroll in EN 100 .
  
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    EN 180 - CE Introduction to Creative Writing

    4.00 credits.
    (Creative Expression Core Course)
    This course encourages students’ creative self-expression and develops their understanding and appreciation of the three principal genres of fiction, drama, and poetry. This course does not count toward the English major or minor.
  
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    EN 185 - Introduction to Professional Writing

    4.00 credits.
    The varieties of discourse and research in professional writing, including instruction in basic journalism, feature writing, technical writing, and document design. *Prerequisite(s): Power of Language - English requirement.
  
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    EN 200 - Major British Writers

    4.00 credits.
    A survey course designed to introduce majors to British poetry and prose of three or more literary periods. Students will develop the broad and close reading skills essential to the discipline by considering the structures, literary devices, and biographical and historical contexts of primary works. Spring semester. *Students in the literature and English Education concentrations should take this course as soon as possible after declaring an English major.
  
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    EN 220 - WCH British Literature: Medieval, Renaissance, or 18th Century (Pre-1800)

    4.00 credits.
    (Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
    *A Guided Writing and Research Course.
    A study of the literature and culture of Britain before 1800, with emphasis on the ways the poetry, prose, and drama convey the world views, gender roles, and politics of this important era. Each section of the course focuses on works from a different period: 1) Medieval Literature–Romance and War; 2) The Renaissance Woman—and Man; and 3) 18th Century Wit and Wisdom. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 230 - WCH British Literature: Romantic, Victorian, or Modern (Post-1800)

    4.00 credits.
    (Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
    *A Guided Writing and Research Course.
    An examination of the prose, poetry, and drama of Britain and the Commonwealth after 1800, with attention to literary forms, the visual arts, biography, politics, class, and gender.  Each section of the course covers works from a different period: 1) Romanticism—Nature and Revolution; 2) Victorian Literature–Gender, Ambition, Transgression; and 3) Modern Literature and the World Wars. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 240 - WCH American Literature: Revolution to Civil War, Realist, or Modern

    4.00 credits.
    (Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
    *A Guided Writing and Research Course.
    A study of the literature and culture of America from the beginnings to modern times.   Each section of the course covers works from a different period:  1) Revolution to Civil War; 2) Realism–Gender, Race, and Money; and 3) Modernism–The World Turned Upside Down. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 245 - HUM Growing Up in America

    4.00 credits.
    (Humanities Core Course)
    *A Guided Writing and Research Course.
    Through a careful reading of important American novels and biographies such as Tom Sawyer, Little Women, and Goodbye, Columbus, students will better understand the distinct experiences that comprise growing up in America. The particularities of American families, places, and cultures and the universality of shared problems, crises, challenges and joys will be explored.
  
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    EN 251 - HUM Multicultural Literature

    4.00 credits.
    (Humanities Core Course)
    *A Guided Writing and Research Course.
    This course will examine cross-cultural experiences as reflected in contemporary American and world literature. Sample authors: Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison, Ha Jin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  
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    EN 280 - Creative Writing - Poetry, Prose

    4.00 credits.
    The writing of original poetry or prose. Graded Pass/No Pass. Register by Instructor.
  
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    EN 281 - CE Writing and Analyzing the Short Story

    4.00 credits.
    (Creative Expression Core Course)
    *A Guided Writing and Research Course.
    Students will analyze classic short stories using the language and concepts of literary criticism through, discussion, oral presentation, and a major research paper. Emulating classic literary models, they will write original short stories, revising according to detailed critiques by their peers and the instructor. *Prerequisite(s): Power of Language requirement.
  
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    EN 282 - Technical Writing

    4.00 credits.
    A course emphasizing clarity and precision in writing and including instruction in oral and graphic presentation of technical and scientific information. *Professional Writing majors must have completed EN 185 . Register by Instructor. Fall semester.
  
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    EN 283 - Legal Writing

    4.00 credits.
    A survey of the types of writing common in government, politics and law. Students practice basic legal analysis, statistical analysis, persuasion and more advanced forms of legal writing, such as the appellate brief. *Professional Writing majors must have completed EN 185 . Register by Instructor. Alternate fall semesters.
  
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    EN 285 - Business and Public Relations Writing

    4.00 credits.
    This course is designed to strengthen each student’s competence and confidence in business communication. Students will focus on the most common writing tasks in business and public relations, including instruction and practice in writing and laying-out display ads, news releases, brochures, newsletters, in-house proposals and business plans. *Professional Writing majors must have completed EN 185 . Register by Instructor. Spring semester.
  
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    EN 286 - Creative Non-Fiction

    4.00 credits.
    A readings and workshop course in literary nonfiction, this course acquaints students with the research and writing techniques used by writers of nonfiction and with the history of the genre. Students select their own writing projects from a variety of genres. *Professional Writing majors must have completed EN 185 . Register by Instructor. Alternate years.
  
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    EN 287 - Writing Children’s Literature

    4.00 credits.
    An introductory survey of children’s literature primarily from 19th and 20th century British and American authors. Students write fiction and nonfiction for a variety of current target markets in children’s literature, such as picture books, early readers, chapter books, and middle-grade to young-adult level books. *Professional Writing majors must have completed EN 185 . Register by Instructor. Alternate spring semesters.
  
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    EN 301 - English Grammar and Linguistics

    2.00
    A study of the four major approaches (i.e. prescriptive, descriptive, generative, and contextual) English grammar and English linguistics. This course includes a retrospective study of how the system of the English language was established and how the system has changed over time. Enrollees will extend their own knowledge of English grammar and linguistics and apply these concepts to their work in their selected fields of study. This course is intended for future English teachers; however, the course is open to all students. *Prerequisite(s): EN 100 . Alternate spring semesters.
  
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    EN 302 - The English Language

    4.00 credits.
    This course considers the transformation of the English language from its formation in Anglo-Saxon England through modern times. Using cultural, political, historical, literary, and linguistic analyses, students will follow changes in vocabulary and syntax from Beowulf through Shakespeare and on to the many varieties of English spoken around the globe today. Alternate years.
  
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    EN 306 - Methods Seminar in Teaching Language and Composition

    4.00 credits.
    The teaching of English grammar and usage with reference to teaching composition at the secondary school level and practical application of various methodologies through teaching internships in the classroom and/or the Learning Center. *Must be completed prior to the professional semester.
  
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    EN 311 - Genre Studies

    4.00 credits.
    Focus on a distinctive genre or form, such as Autobiography, Travel Writing, or Narrative Cinema. Students may be asked to do their own writing in this genre. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 313 - Drama

    4.00 credits.
    An examination of a historical period or important theme in British, American, or world drama with an emphasis on the relationship between text and performance, page and stage. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 315 - Poetry

    4.00 credits.
    A study of particular poetic genres and forms and leading practitioners. The cover may cover the Metaphysical poetry of Donne and Herbert, the eighteenth-century lyric, or modern poetry by Frost, Hall, Olds, Kinnell, Collins, and Kooser. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 317 - Narrative

    4.00 credits.
    A study of narrative as a genre, with attention to both fictional and non-fictional examples. The course may cover Gothic fiction, anti-slavery narratives, or utopian and dystopian novels. Both literary and theoretical texts are assigned. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 319 - Themes

    4.00 credits.
    This course examines selected literary themes and traditions and utilizes a variety of critical perspectives. Recent topics include Irish literature and Magical Realism. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated.
  
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    EN 370-378 - Special Topics in English

    4.00 credits.
    Courses involving specific subjects chosen in response to student and faculty interest. This course is repeatable for credit.
  
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    EN 385 - Writing and Editing for Publication

    4.00 credits.
    Advanced study of writing nonfiction articles, copy editing and strategies for getting manuscripts published. *Professional Writing majors must have completed EN 185  and either EN 282  or EN 285 . Register by Instructor. Alternate fall semesters.
  
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    EN 420 - British Authors (Pre-1800)

    4.00 credits.
    A seminar focused on the writings of one or more British authors active before 1800, such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne and Herrick, Pope and Swift, or Thomson and Cowper. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated. Signature Learning Experience: Supervised Research.
  
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    EN 430 - British Authors (Post-1800)

    4.00 credits.
    A seminar focused on the writings of one or more British authors active after 1800, such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, Byron and Shelley, Austen (book and film), or the Brontes. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated. Signature Learning Experience: Supervised Research.
  
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    EN 440 - American Authors

    4.00 credits.
    A seminar focused on the writings of one or more American authors, such as Whitman, Twain, Donald Hall, Sharon Olds, or Toni Morrison and August Wilson. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated. Signature Learning Experience: Supervised Research.
  
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    EN 450 - World Authors

    4.00 credits.
    A seminar focused on the writings of one or more Continental or non-Western authors, such as Dante, Tolstoy, Joyce, Beckett, Fugard, and Murakami. *Since the course may vary in focus, it may be taken twice for credit, provided the content is not duplicated. Signature Learning Experience: Supervised Research.
  
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    EN 470-474 - Internship in English

    Variable (2.00 to 4.00) credits.
    Internships provide students with practical workplace experience at a newspaper office, magazine publisher, public relations firm, or other venue for professional writing. A maximum of twelve credit hours from English 470-474 may count as English electives. Additional credits count as free electives. Graded Pass/No Pass. Signature Learning Experience: Internship. Register by Instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
  
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    EN 480-489 - Independent Study in English

    Variable credit.
    Individual students are provided the opportunity to pursue work in an area of major interest under the guidance of a member of the Department of English. *Prerequisite(s): Approval of Department Chair and the Independent Study Committee. Register by Instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
  
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    EN 493 - Seminar in Rhetorical Theory

    4.00 credits.
    A seminar for majors in the Professional Writing concentration on the history of rhetoric and its application to the composing process. *Prerequisite(s): Professional Writing concentration, EN 185 , and one 200-level professional writing course. Signature Learning Experience: Developmental Portfolio.
  
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    EN 494 - Seminar in Literary Theory

    4.00 credits.
    A seminar on literary theories and their applications to fiction. The paired writers may include Foucault and Orwell, Bakhtin and Achebe, and Butler and Woolf. *Prerequisite(s): Literature concentration, and junior or senior status, or permission of the instructor. Signature Learning Experience: Developmental Portfolio. Alternate years.
  
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    EN 498 - Directed Senior Research I

    2.00 credits.
    English majors of superior ability are allowed to explore a topic of their choosing and to produce a major work of 40 to 60 pages. *Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in the major and overall, and permission of the Department. Two credits are awarded each semester of the senior year. See the Department Chair or Head of the English Directed Senior Research Program for more information. Signature Learning Experience: Supervised Research. Register by Instructor.
  
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    EN 499 - Directed Senior Research Project II

    2.00 credits.
    English majors of superior ability are allowed to explore a topic of their choosing and to produce a major work of 40 to 60 pages. *Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in the major and overall, and permission of the Department. Two credits are awarded each semester of the senior year. See the Department Chair or Head of the English Directed Senior Research Program for more information. Signature Learning Experience: Supervised Research. Register by Instructor.