Language and Communication

Chinese Courses

CHIN 1301 Beginning Chinese I: 3 semester hours.

Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Chinese to acquire elementary vocabulary and structures and a general knowledge of Chinese culture.

CHIN 1302 Beginning Chinese II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture introduced in Beginning Chinese I.
Prerequisites: CHIN 1301 or CHIN 1013.

CHIN 2311 Intermediate Chinese I: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture presented in Beginning Chinese I and II.
Prerequisites: CHIN 1302 or CHIN 1023.

CHIN 2312 Intermediate Chinese II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture on an intermediate level with emphasis on reading, speaking, grammar, writing, and translation.
Prerequisites: CHIN 2311 or CHIN 2013.

Communications Courses

COMM 1160 Forensics Practicum: 1 semester hour.

A practice course for students participating in university forensics or speech contest activities. May be taken for one hour credit per semester for a total of three semester credit hours.

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication: 3 semester hours.

A basic theory course encompassing the history and functions of mass media and the communication process.

COMM 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental communication theories, principals and practices. Students will develop public speaking skills, interpersonal skills, and practical applications.

COMM 1318 Interpersonal Communication: 3 semester hours.

This course will examine personal and interpersonal factors affecting communication in everyday life. Emphasis will be placed upon ways in which interpersonal perception, physical environment, semantic choices, and nonverbal cues affect communication primarily in the context of work, family, and other personal experiences.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003.

COMM 1336 Video Production I: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to basic remote digital video production to include practical exercises illustrating key concepts of reproduction, production, and postproduction.

COMM 1342 Voice and Diction: 3 semester hours.

An analysis of the scientific aspects of oral communication: anatomy and physiology of the mechanisms of respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation. Includes coverage of the International Phonetic Alphabet and an analysis of vowels and consonants and standards of pronunciation.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003.

COMM 2300 Media Literacy: 3 semester hours.

In this course, students develop their appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts in a variety of media, such as film, television, new media, and social media. Clips, screenings, and other examples familiarize students with a variety of cultures; promp students' consideration of different points of view; and provide a basis for critical, creative, and innovative written, oral and visual communication about works of art.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123.

COMM 2303 Digital Audio Production I: 3 semester hours.

This course will introduce students to the basic elements of audio production, including recording techniques, equipment, production, and editing. Students will also be introduced to the history of radio, radio equipment and techniques as well as hands on production for radio broadcast.
Prerequisites: COMM 1713 or COMM 1307.

COMM 2305 Copy and Editing Production: 3 semester hours.

Journalistic desk work, evaluating news copy, making good news judgment, copy editing of local wire news, headline writing, and fundamentals of page layout.
Prerequisites: COMM 1307 or COMM 1713 and (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143 or ENG 2311).

COMM 2311 Broadcast Writing: 3 semester hours.

Writing for television and radio with emphasis on acquiring the skills needed in gather and producing information as news. Begins with practical application of basic principles of broadcast news writing.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1307 or COMM 1713) or (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133) or (ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1143).

COMM 2315 News Writing and Reporting: 3 semester hours.

This course will introduce students to the facets of writing for all of the major concentrations within the field of communication. Students will learn skills for writing in professional development, media, performance, technical writing, and research writing.
Prerequisites: COMM 1307 or COMM 1713 and (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENG 1143 or ENGL 2311).

COMM 2333 Discussion and Small Group Communication: 3 semester hours.

Emphasizes the role of oral communication in the dynamics of small group behavior. Group presentations focus on fact-finding, information-sharing, and problem-solving/decision-making processes.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003.

COMM 2335 Argumentation and Debate: 3 semester hours.

An intensive study of the advocacy system with special emphasis on issues identification, use of evidence, and logical proof. Extensive practice in argumentative speaking using current DEDA, NDT, UIL debate topic.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003.

COMM 2339 Screen Writing: 3 semester hours.

Basic approaches for conceiving and writing film and contemporary television scripts. The class will cover pitches, treatments, screenplays, and synopses. Students will be required to write a film and study story structure, arc, and climax.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143.

COMM 2351 Principles of Writing for the Discipline: 3 semester hours.

This course will introduce students to the facets of writing for all of the major concentrations within the field of communication. Students will learn skills for writing in professional development, media, performance, technical writing, and research writing.
Prerequisites: (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133) or (ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1143).

COMM 2355 Communicaton, Globalization, International Media: 3 semester hours.

This course will allow students access to selected forms of international media and professional development both in class and while participating in an international study abroad experience.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003.

COMM 2371 Visual Communication: 3 semester hours.

This course offers an introduction to the history, principles, theories, techniques, technologies, and applications of visual communication in a variety of media. Students will explore visual communication through critical analysis and application.
Prerequisites: COMM 1713 or COMM 1307.

COMM 2375 Introduction to Performance: 3 semester hours.

Introduce students to the field of oral interpretation and performance studies. Process of creating, communicating, and performing texts from various forms of literature, including poetry, prose, public address, and various forms of media. Includes a focus on the specific challenges and potentialities in writing for performance.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003.

COMM 3170 Communication Practicum: 1 semester hour.

Practical Communication experiences in radio-television production of student newspapers, sports information, news editing, public relations, advertising and/or speech communication public service. May be taken for one hour credit per semester for a total of three semester credit hours.

COMM 3321 Media Management: 3 semester hours.

Focuses on management and its relationship to successful operation of newspapers, television and radio stations in a democratic, capitalistic framework. Covers the functions of advertising and public relations in relation to media.
Prerequisites: COMM 1307 or COMM 1713.

COMM 3351 Communication Law & Ethics: 3 semester hours.

Examines the idea of free speech as it has developed in the United States with attention to mass media law, including topics such as liberal, invasion of privacy and obscenity. In addition to studying media law, students will examine and discuss ethical issues that involve the media. The objective is to develop an understanding of the First Amendment and the role it plays in American society.
Prerequisites: COMM 1307 or COMM 1713.

COMM 3352 Feature and Magazine Writing: 3 semester hours.

A study of techniques used for news gathering and writing for newspaper feature articles and magazines. A survey of freelance writing procedures.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

COMM 3360 Persuasion: 3 semester hours.

A study of nature, necessity, and ethics of persuasion. Study of the organization and adaptation of persuasive techniques to achieve personal and public goals and extensive practice in the construction and presentation of persuasive speeches.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1311 or COMM 1003) and (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and ((COMM 2351 or COMM 2513) or (COMM 2311 or COMM 2523) or (COMM 2339 or COMM 2533) or (COMM 2315 or COMM 2543)).

COMM 3364 Nonverbal Communication: 3 semester hours.

This course covers basic nonverbal communication theories and research.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003 and (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and (COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533).

COMM 3365 Gender Communication: 3 semester hours.

This course introduces students to contemporary communication theory and research on the interconnections between gender and communication.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1311 or COMM 1003) and (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and ((COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2315 or COMM 2543)).

COMM 3366 Intercultural Communication: 3 semester hours.

This course examines communication between individuals of different cultures and subcultures and explores practical guidelines for mitigating miscommunication across cultures.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003 and (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and (COMM 2351 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2543 or COMM 2315).

COMM 3371 Communication Technology: 3 semester hours.

A study of electronic process and applications in media. Emphasis on current and emerging technologies in telecommunications, radio, TV, satellite, fiber optics, and computer-mediated communication.
Prerequisites: COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2315 or COMM 2543.

COMM 3372 Digital Video Production I: 3 semester hours.

An introductory study of current approaches and practices in digital video production utilizing combination of digital hardware and software for content development and broadcast in a variety of media.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1713 or COMM 1307) and ((COMM 2513 or COMM 2351) or (COMM 2523 or COMM 2311) or (COMM 2533 or COMM 2339) or (COMM 2543 or COMM 2315)).

COMM 3373 Television Studio Production: 3 semester hours.

An introductory level study of current television studio practices. This course encompasses content development, basic television system operation, and production elements.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1713 or COMM 1307) and ((COMM 2513 or COMM 2351) or (COMM 2533 or COMM 2339) or (COMM 2543 or COMM 2315)).

COMM 3374 Principles of Advertising: 3 semester hours.

Growth, organization, and practices of the advertising industry. Consumer surveys, creative planning, and approaches to the development of advertising campaigns.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1307 or COMM 1713) and ((COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2315 or COMM 2543)).

COMM 3375 Principles of Public Relations: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the field of public relations practice and dynamics of process. Analysis and application of public relations techniques used by various organizations.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1307 or COMM 1713) and ((COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2315 or COMM 2543)).

COMM 3399 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, and /or field work on selected topics at the 1000 through the 3000 levels.

COMM 4344 The Message: Hip Hop as Communication: 3 semester hours.

In July of 1982, recording artists Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released “The Message” and changed the face of hip hop. Up to that point, the hip hop genre consisted primarily of feel-good ‘party music’, but “The Message” confronted listeners with something different – hard-hitting social commentary about the harsh conditions of poverty plaguing their inner-city community. Since then, hip hop has taken on an increasingly prominent role in reflecting and shaping society and culture. In this course, we will examine “the message” of hip hop. Students will learn to critically analyze hip-hop media texts and utilize these texts as lenses for examining contemporary society. In the end, students will not only develop a greater appreciation for hip hop as a communicative tool (not unlike classic novels, poetry, and other literary forms), but they will also be challenged to think deeply and reflectively about a wide variety of social issues.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

COMM 4350 Media Criticism: 3 semester hours.

Media criticism considers the nature and forms of media, their effects on audiences and society, and literacy appropriate to their understanding and use.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1307 or COMM 1713) and ((COMM 2311 or COMM 2523) or (COMM 2315 or COMM 2543) or (COMM 2339 or COMM 2533) or (COMM 2351 or COMM 2513)).

COMM 4351 Rhetorical Criticism: 3 semester hours.

This course involves the study of important decisions in rhetorical criticism with the emphasis on the analysis of standards and methods of evaluation.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and ((COMM 2351 or COMM 2513) or (COMM 2311 or COMM 2523) or (COMM 2339 or COMM 2533) or (COMM 2315 or COMM 2543)).

COMM 4352 Communication Theory: 3 semester hours.

This course takes a close, critical look at some of the most important contemporary theories of human communication, emphasizing their practical implications for society and our everyday lives.
Prerequisites: COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2315 or COMM 2543.

COMM 4353 Communication Research: 3 semester hours.

Universal research process from defining ideas and problems to reporting results. Casual interference and relative strengths of various research designs. Fundamentals and specifics applications of most common data-gathering and measurement techniques in Communication research: experimental, survey, content analysis, historical and qualitative.
Prerequisites: (COMM 2351 or COMM 2513) or (COMM 2523 or COMM 2311) or (COMM 2543 or COMM 2315) or (COMM 2339 or COMM 2533).

COMM 4354 Advanced Writing for the Discipline: 3 semester hours.

Students will learn and apply advanced methods and theories of writing for the communication discipline, producing a major research paper, literature review or performative writing project. This course will cover advanced elements of source citation, style, research writing formats and content.
Prerequisites: COMM 2351 or COMM 2513.

COMM 4360 Organizational Communications: 3 semester hours.

An advanced course in management of human resources through communication skills in interviewing, briefing, consulting, and decision-making. Focuses on analyzing and evaluating patterns of communication within social, cultural, and industrial, and academic organizations.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003 and (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and (COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2315 or COMM 2543).

COMM 4361 Political Communication: 3 semester hours.

This course involves a critical evaluation of political campaigns. It examines the theory and practice of selected topics in communication related to political persuasion.
Prerequisites: COMM 1311 or COMM 1003 and (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and (COMM 2351 or COMM 2513 or COMM 2311 or COMM 2523 or COMM 2339 or COMM 2533 or COMM 2543 or COMM 2315).

COMM 4369 Special Topics in Communication Studies: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study of selected topics in communication studies such as rhetoric, performance, interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational. Areas covered will rotate by term and instructor. This course is repeatable with change in topic up to 6 semester hours.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1311 or COMM 1003) and (COMM 1318 or COMM 2603) and ((COMM 2351 or COMM 2513) or (COMM 2311 or COMM 2523) or (COMM 2533 or COMM 2339) or (COMM 2315 or COMM 2543)).

COMM 4370 Professional Internship: 3 semester hours.

Semester spent in a professional setting in a communication medium. Direct supervision by media and faculty professionals. This internship will be off-campus unless by permission of department head. This course can be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours.

COMM 4371 Voice and Performance: 3 semester hours.

This course gives students a wide range of performance skills suited for live audiences. Students will perform in class and laboratory setting to develop their vocal and kinesthetic abilities in preparation for live performance.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311 and (COMM 2633 or COMM 1342).

COMM 4372 Digital Video Production II: 3 semester hours.

An advanced study of current approaches, practices and trends in digital video production. This course encompasses preproduction, production, and postproduction, including content development, manipulation, and effects.
Prerequisites: COMM 3372 or COMM 3723.

COMM 4373 Advanced Nonlinear Editing: 3 semester hours.

This advanced nonlinear editing course builds upon a student's technical knowledge of nonlinear editing, allowing him or her to investigate the aesthetic and structural challenges faced when editing different types of projects. This course covers advanced editing preference setup, different video capture methods, and video/audio effect applications.
Prerequisites: COMM 3372 or COMM 3723.

COMM 4375 Advanced Performance: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the interconnections between the narrative structure of everyday life and using performance as a metaphor and a method of studying identity and culture. Includes research of texts and performance practices and how these impact social issues.
Prerequisites: COMM 2375.

COMM 4379 Special Topics in Mass Communication: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study of selected topics in mass communication areas, including but not limited to media studies, film studies, media production and new media. Area covered will rotate by term and instructor. This course is repeatable with change in topics.
Prerequisites: (COMM 1307 or COMM 1713) and (COMM 2351 or COMM 2513) or (COMM 2311 or COMM 2523) or (COMM 2339 or COMM 2533) or (COMM 2543 or COMM 2315).

COMM 4389 Senior Communication Capstone: 3 semester hours.

Course offers a critical examination of various aspects of communication. Students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates successful integration of ideas from across the communication major curriculum.

COMM 4399 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

English Courses

ENGL 0010 Writing Basics Lab I: 0 semester hours.

This is a basic writing course designed to focus on the basic elements of composition writing to include the writing process, writing mechanics, sentence structure, and paragraph writing. There is a strong emphasis on identifying correct sentence structure and mechanics in written material and drafting topic sentences that introduce unified, coherent paragraphs. Classroom instruction is enhanced by required lab-based activities.

ENGL 0021 Non-course Based Option I - Integrated Reading and Writing: 0 semester hours.

This non-course based option is designed to provide individualized integrated reading and writing instructions to students who did not successfully complete ENGL 0313-Integrated Reading and Writing II.
Prerequisites: ENGL 0313 or ENGL 0133.

ENGL 0030 Comp Writing Skills: 0 semester hours.

This course will enhance reading and writing skills with a major focus on the essay format. It will facilitate the student's writing proficiency with an emphasis on development of paragraphs, themes, and reports as needed for college level reading and writing
Co-requisite: ENGL 1301.

ENGL 0111 Integrated Reading & Writing Review Skills: 1 semester hour.

This course will enhance the student’s performance in Freshman Composition I. The learner will improve skills in critical thinking, grammar and mechanics, and sentence and paragraph writing. Students will also be introduced to and develop a basic understanding of rhetorical analysis and essay writing necessary for successful completion of Freshman Composition I. This course is a corequisite course for students who have not passed the Reading and/or English sections of the TSI and must be taken concurrently with Freshman Composition I.
Co-requisite: ENGL 1301.

ENGL 0311 Integrated Reading and Writing Review Skills: 1 semester hour.

This is an intermediate level reading and writing course designed to improve students ability to develop paragraphs, essays, and short themes.

ENGL 0313 Integrated Reading and Writing II: 3 semester hours.

This is an advanced reading and writing course designed to prepare students for Freshman Composition I. Topics include basic reading and advanced critical writing skills. Students will be expected to write compositions similar to those assigned in Freshman Composition I. Emphasis on use of enhanced editing skills, writing multi-paragraph essays, paraphrasing paragraphs and longer passages.
Prerequisites: (TSI DIAG MainIdea with a score of 04 and TSI DIAG AuthorLang with a score of 04 and TSI DIAG SentStruc with a score of 05 and TSI DIAG Agree with a score of 05) or ENGL 0311 or (TSI DIAG MainIdea with a score of 04 and TSI DIAG AuthorLang with a score of 04) or (TSI DIAG SentStruc with a score of 05 and TSI DIAG Agree with a score of 05).

ENGL 1301 Freshman Composition I: 3 semester hours.

A writing course focused on composing strong arguments through critical thinking and analysis of primary and secondary source material. The course emphasizes rhetorical awareness in writing essays for a variety of audiences and purposes. Students will actively participate in peer workshops and demonstrate awareness of general research methods and ethics.

ENGL 1302 Freshman Composition II: 3 semester hours.

A writing course that emphasizes rhetorical analysis and critical thinking, advanced research and documentation, and writing extended arguments for academic audiences. Students will actively participate in peer workshops and demonstrate an awareness of academic research methods and ethics.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123.

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing: 3 semester hours.

Application of principles of composition and rhetoric to genres of scientific and technical writing including proposals, formal reports, presentations, business and scientific correspondence, manuals, technical articles and reports. Students will undertake a full-scale project through proposal and research with formal oral and written presentations of a documented technical project from the student's major field of study.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123.

ENGL 2314 Advanced Composition: 3 semester hours.

Study and practice of advanced academic reading and writing through cultural studies, research projects, and critical, rhetorical, and literary analysis.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133.

ENGL 2322 British Literature I: 3 semester hours.

Critical examination of poetry, prose, and drama from the Anglo-Saxon to the Neoclassical period, emphasizing their historical and cultural contexts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133.

ENGL 2323 British Literature II: 3 semester hours.

Critical examination of poetry, prose, and drama from the neoclassical period to the present, emphasizing their historical and cultural contexts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133.

ENGL 2324 Intro Afri Lit: 3 semester hours.

Critical examination of the development of African literature, emphasizing historical and cultural contexts, and literary analysis.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

ENGL 2325 Adolescent Literature: 3 semester hours.

This course provides a theoretical base for analyzing the content and structure of popular and classical adolescent literature. It emphasizes content, imaginative structures, cultural issues, and the influence of various adolescent texts on other literary forms and on literary history.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123 and (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133).

ENGL 2327 American Literature I: 3 semester hours.

Critical examination of the colonial period to 1865, including poetry, prose, and drama in their historical and cultural contexts.
Prerequisites: (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133) or (ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1143).

ENGL 2328 American Literature II: 3 semester hours.

Critical examination of the period 1865 to the present, including poetry, prose, and drama in their historical and cultural contents.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

ENGL 2330 Introduction to Film: 3 semester hours.

Introducing students to the terminology, concepts, history, and criticism of film, this course enables students to critically examine film as a text within its social, cultural, and historical contexts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123.

ENGL 2331 Survey of World Literature: 3 semester hours.

A survey of representative works and translations of major authors and texts from the earliest literature to the present and from various world cultures.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123.

ENGL 2334 Studies in Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of prose or verse in an area unified by period, theme, language source, or nation of origin, consisting of multiple genres. This course introduces students to studies in such areas as genre, literary movements, gender, and ethnic literatures.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123.

ENGL 2341 Introduction to Literature: 3 semester hours.

Introductory study of the form, structure, and content of literary genres; interpretation and analytical thinking and intensive writing about literature.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1123.

ENGL 3302 Cr Wr Processes: 3 semester hours.

This course focuses on the processes of using elements such as significant detail, lyrical language, memorable image; metaphor and simile; voice, dialogue, and characterization that make for vivid, effective writing across genres. We will emphasize fiction and poetry, but will also address genres such as the essay, drama, and screenwriting.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

ENGL 3304 Professional Writing for Electronic Media: 3 semester hours.

Application of principles of effective professional writing to the planning, production, and evaluation of electronic media, emphasizing writing that employs new forms of electronic communication such as electronic mail, web pages, and other dynamic interactive modes.
Prerequisites: (ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1143) or (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133).

ENGL 3305 Survey of African-American Literature: 3 semester hours.

Critical examination of selected oral and written poetry, prose, and drama dealing with the African American experience from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing historical and cultural context and literary analysis.
Prerequisites: (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133) or (ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1143).

ENGL 3306 Studies in African-American Literature: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive critical examination of the works of a single writer, group of writers, literary genre, significant period or periods, emphasizing historical and cultural context and literary analysis.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

ENGL 3307 Writing for Legal Professions: 3 semester hours.

Application of principles of effective professional writing as well as legal research and reasoning to the production of well-structured and well-written documents related to the legal professions, including but not limited to case briefs, legal memoranda, and legal correspondence.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

ENGL 3315 Literary Theory and Criticism: 3 semester hours.

A study of theoretical texts and the critical methods essential to textual analysis. The course will emphasize applications of literary theory and criticism in the interpretation of poetry, fiction, and drama.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133.

ENGL 3322 Advanced Grammar: 3 semester hours.

Study of morphology, syntax, and semantics of the English language, conventional grammatical terminology, inflectional forms, grammatical classifications, and structural patterns.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133.

ENGL 3324 Studies in American Literature: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive critical examination of the works of a group of writers, literary genre, theme, significant period or periods, emphasizing historical and cultural context and literary analysis.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133 or ENGL 1143 or ENGL 2311.

ENGL 3399 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, and /or field work on selected topics at the 3000 level.

ENGL 4300 Studies in Teaching ELAR: 3 semester hours.

Advanced course on pedagogy and best practices for teaching English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) for grades 7-12 based on current NCTE standards.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133.

ENGL 4322 Shakespeare: 3 semester hours.

Critical examination of Shakespeare's representative comedies, histories, and tragedies, emphasizing a study of their historical, cultural, and literary contexts. Course may include his non-dramatic works.
Prerequisites: (ENGL 1302 or ENGL 1133) and (ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1143).

ENGL 4343 Special Topics in English: 3 semester hours.

Seminar offers a critical examination of a topic within the instructor's field of specialization. Emphasis on scholarly analysis and research allows students to demonstrate the capacity to bring information, skills, and ideas acquired from the English major and various curricula to bear on a major project. May be repeated once for credit when the topic varies.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3315 or ENGL 3153 or ENGL 3305 or ENGL 3053 or ENGL 3306 or ENGL 3063 or ENGL 3243 or ENGL 3324.

ENGL 4399 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

Spanish Courses

SPAN 1301 Elementary Spanish I: 3 semester hours.

Practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish to acquire elementary vocabulary and structures and a general knowledge of Hispanic culture.

SPAN 1302 Elementary Spanish II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture introduced in Elementary Spanish 1.

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture presented in Elementary Spanish I and II.

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture on an intermediate level with emphasis on reading and discussion, grammar review, and use of idioms.

SPAN 3302 Survey of Spanish Literature I: 3 semester hours.

Representative selections and masterpieces of the literature of Spain from Poema del Cid to the eighteenth century.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or SPAN 2023.

SPAN 3307 Spanish-American Literature II: 3 semester hours.

A survey of Spanish-American literature since the Modernista movement.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3309 Hispanic Civilization and Culture I: 3 semester hours.

Main currents of the intellectual, political, and economic history of Spain.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3320 Spanish Conversation: 3 semester hours.

Practice in oral composition. Guided conversation involving the vocabulary of everyday situations.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3321 Spanish Composition: 3 semester hours.

Practice in written composition. Salient principles of grammar and syntax in written work.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3330 Hispanic American Film: 3 semester hours.

This course is an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and criticism of film. It enables students to examine film within its social, cultural, and historical contexts with an emphasis on the ways filmmakers use angles, lenses, sound, lighting, color, and editing.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or SPAN 2023.

SPAN 3340 Latin American Detective Fiction: 3 semester hours.

Representative selections of detective fiction of Latin America from the twentieth century to the present. It enables students to examine detective fiction within its social, cultural, and historical contexts.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2023 or SPAN 2312.

SPAN 4300 Hispanic Civilization and Culture II: 3 semester hours.

Main currents of the intellectual, political, and economic history of Mexico in particular and of Latin America in general.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 4306 Spanish Applied Linguistics: 3 semester hours.

Practical study of the application of linguistics to the teaching of Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, literature, and culture.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 and SPAN 3320 and SPAN 3321.

SPAN 4343 Special Topics in Spanish: 3 semester hours.

Seminar offers a critical examination of a topic within the instructor's field of specialization. Emphasis on scholarly analysis and research allows students to demonstrate the capacity to bring information, skills, and ideas acquired from the Spanish major and various curricula to bear on a topic or project.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 4399 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or SPAN 2023.