May 18, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
 

 

English

  
  • ENG 302 - Cultural Studies

    (4)
    The interaction of texts and cultural contexts, studied from diverse perspectives - aesthetic, economic, historical and technological. Texts may be literary, filmic, televisual, musical.
  
  • ENG 303 - Fiction

    (4)
    The major forms of narrative fiction (short story, novella, novel) studied from generic and historical points of view. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160, junior standing.
  
  • ENG 304 - Studies in Literary Mode

    (4)
    A major literary mode (such as tragedy, comedy, epic, romance, satire) studied from generic and historical points of view.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160
  
  • ENG 305 - The Bible as Literature

    (4)
    Emphasis on the artistic, imaginative and historical aspects of the Bible. Identical with REL 353. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
  
  • ENG 306 - Drama

    (4)
    Major forms of dramatic expression studied from generic and historical points of view. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160, junior standing.
  
  • ENG 307 - Modern Drama

    (4)
    Studies in English, American and Continental drama since Ibsen.
  
  • ENG 308 - Playwriting

    (4)
    Creative writing for the theatre, emphasizing fundamentals of scene, character, and dialogue development. Identical with THA 340.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ENG 309 - Adaptation: Fiction, Drama, Film

    (4)
    Examination of how works of fiction and drama are transformed into film, including focus on creative and industrial practice. Satisfies the university general education requirement in knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
  
  • ENG 310 - Biography

    (4)
    The study of biography as a form of literary art, considering both theory and practice. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the Western civilization knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ENG 311 - Chaucer

    (4)
    The major works, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 312 - Classical Mythology

    (4)
    The principal Greek and Roman myths and their uses in classical and post-classical art and literature. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
  
  • ENG 313 - Myth In Literature

    (4)
    Study of the mythic content and/or structure of literature.
  
  • ENG 315 - Shakespeare

    (4)
    Reading and discussion of representative plays and poetry.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 316 - Milton

    (4)
    His major poetry, with emphasis on Paradise Lost and some attention to his prose.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 317 - Early American Literature

    (4)
    Studies in colonial and early national American literature, with emphasis on such writers as Bradstreet, Taylor, Edwards and Franklin.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 318 - American Literature 1820-1865

    (4)
    Studies in American prose and poetry of the pre-Civil War period, with emphasis on such writers as Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau and Whitman.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 319 - American Literature 1865-1920

    (4)
    Studies in American prose and poetry from the Civil War through World War I, with emphasis on such writers as Twain, James and Dickinson.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 320 - American Literature 1920-1950

    (4)
    Studies in American literature of the modern period.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 324 - Issues in American Literature

    (4)
    Study of literary works ranging across period and/or genre in their relation to a central issue, theme or problem in American literature. Representative topics are romanticism, the Puritan tradition, American humor and the writer and American society.
  
  • ENG 332 - Modern Fiction

    (4)
    Studies in fiction of the first half of the 20th century. This course may emphasize British, American or international fiction in any given semester.
  
  • ENG 333 - Modern Poetry

    (4)
    Studies in poetry since the beginning of the 20th century. Course may emphasize American or British poetry or discuss international currents in modern poetry.
  
  • ENG 334 - Contemporary Fiction

    (4)
    Narrative literature from 1950 to the present day.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ENG 335 - Contemporary Poetry

    (4)
    Poetry from 1950 to the present day.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ENG 341 - Selected Ethnic Literature

    (4)
    Reading and critical analysis of representative selections from American ethnic literature. Special attention to groupings such as American-Jewish and Native American at discretion of instructor. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • ENG 342 - African American Literature

    (4)
    Study of African American literary history, including the evolution of form through slave narrative, sentimental fiction, political protest, to contemporary writing; authors may include Douglass, Jacobs, Chesnutt, Du Bois, Ellison, Petry and Morrison. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge application integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge application integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • ENG 343 - Irish Literature

    (4)
    Study of Irish literature with special attention to the Irish political experience and questions of what constitutes a national literature. Authors may include Swift, Edgeworth, Yeats, Lady Gregory, Joyce or Friel.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ENG 350 - Topics in Film

    (4)
    Topic or problem to be selected by the instructor. May be repeated under different subtitle.
  
  • ENG 354 - British Medieval Literature

    (4)
    Development of Old and Middle English literature to about 1500. Emphasis on the major works from Beowulf to Chaucer and Malory.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 355 - British Literature of the Renaissance

    (4)
    Literature from about 1500 to 1660. Emphasis on the development of the sonnet and lyric, drama, prose and epic. Consideration of such major authors as Sidney, Donne, Shakespeare and Milton.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 357 - British Literature from the Victorian Period to the Early 20th Century

    (4)
    From the Victorians to the 1920s. Authors may include Bronte, Tennyson, Browning, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Arnold, Carlyle, Rossetti, Shaw, Lawrence, Yeats and Woolf.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 358 - British and Postcolonial Literatures since 1900

    (4)
    British and Anglophonic literature since 1900. Authors may include Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Rhys, Beckett, Rao and Achebe.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 369 - The English Novel

    (4)
    A study of the origin and development of the English novel from its beginnings to the early twentieth century. Among the novelists to be considered are Fielding, Richardson, Austen, Dickens, Conrad, Lawrence and Joyce.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 370 - British Literature of the Restoration and 18th Century

    (4)
    Prose, poetry and drama from 1660 to the Romantic Revolutions. Consideration of such major authors as Dryden, Swift, Pope and Johnson.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 371 - British Literature of the Romantic Period

    (4)
    Prose and poetry from the age of Austen, Blake, Wordsworth, Bryon, Shelley and Keats.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211.
  
  • ENG 376 - History of the English Language

    (4)
    A detailed survey of the English language from its beginning to modern times. Identical with LIN 376.
  
  • ENG 380 - Advanced Critical Writing

    (4)
    Focus on the process of critical thinking to develop analytical writing skills. Required for English STEP majors and minors. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ENG 383 - Workshop in Fiction

    (4)
    Creative writing workshop, with emphasis on narrative.
  
  • ENG 384 - Workshop in Poetry

    (4)
    Creative writing workshop, with emphasis on both traditional and experimental poetic forms.
  
  • ENG 385 - Interdisciplinary Issues

    (4)
    The relationship of literature and literary study to one or more complementary academic disciplines, such as art, history, religion and the social sciences.
  
  • ENG 387 - Screenwriting

    (4)
    Creative writing for motion pictures emphasizing fundamentals of scene construction, characterization, and dialogue creation.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 217; WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ENG 388 - Workshop in Dramatic Writing for Television

    (4)
    Creative writing workshop with an emphasis on writing for television.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 217.
  
  • ENG 390 - Literary Theory, Ancient to Early 20th Century

    (4)
    The development of literary theory, presented as a survey. Applications of theory in critical practice will be considered.
  
  • ENG 391 - Literary Theory, Early 20th Century to the Present

    (4)
    The development of literary theory, presented as a survey. Applications of theory in critical practice will be considered.
  
  • ENG 398 - Approaches to Teaching Literature and Composition

    (4)
    Introduction to teaching literature and composition. Topics include the reading and writing processes, adolescent literature, media and the language arts, and spoken language. For students admitted to the secondary education program (STEP). To be taken in the winter semester prior to internship.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ENG 400 - Advanced Topics in Literature and Language

    (4)
    Advanced topics and problems selected by the instructor. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for writing intensive in the major area. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300-level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 401 - Studies in Literary Kinds

    (4)
    The study of a single literary kind, whether genre (such as novel, lyric or drama) or mode (such as tragedy or comedy). May be repeated under different subtitle. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300-level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 410 - Advanced Workshop in Fiction

    (4)
    Creative writing workshop in fiction.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 383 or permission of instructor.
  
  • ENG 411 - Advanced Workshop in Poetry

    (4)
    Creative writing workshop in poetry.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 384 or permission of instructor.
  
  • ENG 412 - Advanced Playwriting

    (4)
    Identical with THA 440. May be repeated once for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 308 or THA 340. English and theatre majors (or minors). Permission of instructor.
  
  • ENG 413 - Advanced Workshop in Dramatic Writing for the Screen

    (4)
    Advanced creative writing workshop in screenwriting.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 387 and permission of instructor.
  
  • ENG 414 - Advanced Workshop in Dramatic Writing for Television

    (4)
    Advanced creative writing workshop in writing for television.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ENG 420 - Trans-Atlantic Traditions

    (4)
    Studies of the relations between the British and American literary traditions. May emphasize a theme, a period, or particular authors. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300-level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 451 - Major American Writers

    (4)
    Studies in one or two American writers to be selected by the instructor. May be repeated for credit with different writers. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300-level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 452 - Major British Writers

    (4)
    Studies in one or two British writers to be selected by the instructor. May be repeated for credit with different writers. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300- level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 453 - Studies in Major Authors

    (4)
    Intensive study of a selected group of authors: British, American or both. May be repeated for credit with different authors. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300-level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 465 - Shakespeare Seminar

    (4)
    Analysis of four or five of the plays. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300-level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 490 - Studies in Literary Theory and Research

    (4)
    Designed to acquaint students with the application of tools, techniques, and materials of literary scholarship. Especially recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in English. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 211 and the three required 300-level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ENG 491 - Internship

    (4)
    Practical experience in appropriate work position at an approved site, correlated with directed study assignments. In the semester prior to enrollment, the student will plan the internship in conjunction with the instructor and with the approval of the department chair. A final analytical paper will be required. May be repeated once in a different setting for elective credit only.
    Prerequisite(s): 16 credits in English, of which at least 8 must be at the 300-400 level, and permission of the instructor and the department chair.
  
  • ENG 499 - Independent Study

    (2 or 4)
    A proposed course of study must be submitted to the prospective instructor in the semester before the independent study is to be taken. Only 8 credits of 499 may apply toward the major and only 4 credits may apply toward the minor. May be elected on an S/U basis.
    Prerequisite(s): four courses in English and permission of instructor.

English as a Second Language

These courses cannot be used to satisfy any portion of the university requirement in writing proficiency. No more than 16 credits in courses numbered 050-099 may count toward graduation requirements. Course numbers beginning with 05 are elementary level courses; 06, intermediate level; and 07, advanced level. Courses beginning with 08 have a business focus, and those beginning with 09 are for graduate students.

  
  • ESL 050 - Listening and Speaking I

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. To aid students in developing general listening and speaking skills through guided conversational practice. Students will be instructed in appropriate conversational techniques and will practice in group discussions. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
  • ESL 051 - Reading and Vocabulary Development I

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students develop general-purpose reading skills and strategies. Emphasis on vocabulary development to enhance reading facility. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
  • ESL 052 - Writing and Sentence Structure for Academic Purposes I

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed for students of ESL to improve basic writing skills. To be taken before content courses. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
  • ESL 053 - Conversation I

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Guides students toward appropriate production of the vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm and intonation patterns of American English. Through structured conversation students will be introduced to slang, idioms, and informal words and expressions as encountered in everyday communicative situations. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
  • ESL 054 - Academic Communication I

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to provide an introduction to the skills necessary to succeed in the academic setting. Focus is on non-verbal communication and classroom etiquette. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
  • ESL 055 - Introduction to American Culture and Customs

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Introduction to the environment and culture of the United States. Students will participate in reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks as they relate to practical cultural information.
  
  • ESL 056 - Language Lab and Computer Literacy I

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Practice in the development of computer literacy skills necessary for use in language laboratories and with internet-based programs in English as a Second Language. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
  • ESL 057 - Topics in English as a Second Language I

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Intensive study of particular topics in English as a Second language such as vocabulary enhancement through reading and writing. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
  • ESL 060 - Listening and Speaking II

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. To help students develop the necessary listening and speaking skills for an academic environment. Focus will be on listening and speaking in a variety of class settings (lecture, seminar, discussion) and will include note-taking and subject comprehension. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 050 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 061 - Reading and Vocabulary Development II

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students develop reading skills and strategies for academic purposes. Emphasizes critical analysis, handling heavy reading loads and developing appropriate technical vocabularies. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 051 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 062 - Writing and Sentence Structure for Academic Purposes II

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Improving basic knowledge of paragraph structure, linear sequencing and grammatical structures used in writing. Focus on organization and coherence, and practice in transitions, conciseness and patterns of organization. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 052 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 063 - Conversation II

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Provides intermediate students with structured conversation, study and practice. Designed to expand communication skills in English as a Second Language. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 053 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 064 - Academic Communication II

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to expand the skills necessary to succeed in the academic setting. Focus is on processing/synthesizing information received aurally. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 054 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 066 - Language Lab and Computer Literacy II

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Practice in the development of intermediate computer literacy skills necessary for use in language laboratories and with internet based programs in English as a Second Language. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 056 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 067 - Topics in English as a Second Language II

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. An intensive study of intermediate topics in English as a Second Language such as the development of fluency with simple grammatical structures through reading, writing, speaking and listening. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): will vary with topic.
  
  • ESL 068 - Grammar for ESL Students

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only, an intensive study of grammatical structures through reading, writing, speaking, and listening for the development of fluency of the English language.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 052 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 070 - Listening and Speaking III

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students reduce their accent for improved listener comprehension. Focus on accuracy in articulation at both the individual sound level and the sentential level. Will use interactive phonetics software to provide feedback. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 071 - Reading and Vocabulary Development III

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students refine reading skills and strategies for academic purposes. Emphasizes critical analysis and handling heavy reading loads and developing appropriate technical vocabularies. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 061 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 072 - Writing and Sentence Structure for Academic Purposes III

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students improve their writing skills. Combines extensive practice in rhetorical techniques with a review of grammatical structures. May be taken concurrently with content courses with the approval of the content course department. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 062 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 073 - Conversation III

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Provides advanced students with structured conversation, study and practice. Designed for effective communication with native speakers of English in a variety of diverse settings. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 063 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 074 - Academic Communication III

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Guides students toward mastery of the skills necessary to succeed in the academic setting. Focus is on student demonstration of their ability to communicate effectively in a variety of academic situations such that they are prepared for integration into general education courses. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 064 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 075 - ESL Test Preparation

    (2 or 4)
    Preparation for successful performance on English language proficiency tests for ESL students. Students will learn specific test-taking strategies while improving their skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): Placement and permission of instructor.
  
  • ESL 076 - Language Lab and Computer Literacy III

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Practice in the development of advanced computer literacy skills necessary for use in language laboratories and with internet based programs in English as a Second Language. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 066 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 077 - Topics in English as a Second Language III

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. An intensive study of advanced topics in English as a Second Language such as the development of fluency with complex grammatical structures through reading, writing, speaking and listening. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): will vary with topic.
  
  • ESL 079 - Independent Study in English as a Second Language

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Provides students with the opportunity to design a course of study that meets their particular English language needs. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • ESL 080 - Listening and Speaking in the Business Setting

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed for students who are either working in American business or plan to do so. Students will learn effective listening and speaking skills through oral presentations, accent reduction techniques and business jargon usage. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 081 - Reading and Vocabulary in the Business Setting

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to improve students’ reading skills for the business environment and to familiarize students with the American business culture. Emphasizes handling of specialized subject matter, critical analysis and business vocabulary. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 071 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 082 - Writing and Grammar in the Business Setting

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to instruct students in the writing styles appropriate for American business. Students will learn to write typical business documents while emphasizing correct and appropriate grammar and vocabulary. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 072 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 085 - Cross-Cultural Communication in the Business Setting

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Focus on common business customs and practices in the United States. Students will participate in reading, listening and speaking tasks as they relate to the American business environment.
  
  • ESL 087 - Topics in the Business Setting

    (2 or 4)
    For non-native speakers only. For students who either are working in American business or plan to do so. A variety of professional and business topics will be offered which will match the student’s current career or future career goals. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): will vary with topic.
  
  • ESL 090 - English for Instructional Purposes

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed for international students who will be teaching assistants. Emphasis on improving presentation skills, particularly pronunciation, and on addressing issues relevant to student-teacher interaction.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate assistantship and ESL 080 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • ESL 092 - Research Papers and Thesis Writing for Graduate Students

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to aid graduate students with the tasks of writing substantive research papers or theses.
    Prerequisite(s): graduate student standing and ESL 082 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.

Entrepreneurship

  
  • ENT 201 - Prep for Entrepreneurship 1

    (4)
    This course introduces students to accounting, finance and economic issues most relevant to entrepreneurs. It is only required of non-business students. MIS 100 or CSE/CIT 130 recommended.

    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • ENT 202 - Prep for Entrepreneurship 2

    (4)
    This course introduces students to Marketing, MIS, POM and organizational issues most relevant to entrepreneurs. It is only required of non-business students. MIS 100 or CSE/CIT 130 are recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • ENT 300 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship

    (3)
    Addresses challenges of creating and sustaining organizations in today’s global environment. Provides overview of the role and importance of entrepreneurship in society. Examines how individuals use entrepreneurial skills to craft responses to societal needs. (Not open to pre-business or business undecided students or students with major standing in business.)
  
  • ENT 301 - Developing New Venture Ideas

    (4)
    Provides an overview of different types of entrepreneurial business models and endeavors, thereby helping students determine the entrepreneurial path that best suits their goals, interests and skills. The course also teaches general entrepreneurial success principles and how to avoid common mistakes.
    Prerequisite(s): Non-business students: ENT 201, ENT 202 with a minimum grade of 2.0. Business students: QMM 240, ECN 202, ACC 210, MIS 100, MKT 302 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ENT 305 - The Psychology of Creativity and Innovation

    (4)
    Introduces writings from various disciplines that elucidate the nature and function of creativity and the conditions that stimulate it. Includes writing, design assignments and group projects. Discussions include non-traditional thinking, receptivity, risks, ethics, personal mastery and social responsiveness.
  
  • ENT 310 - Structure and Management Behavior in the Entrepreneurial Organization

    (3)
    Addresses organizational structure and design as they relate to new ventures. Focuses on the decision-making processes of entrepreneurs. Leadership patterns and group dynamics will be examined as they relate to the development of effective entrepreneurial based businesses. (Not open to pre-business, business-undecided students or students with major standing in business).
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • ENT 320 - Accounting and Finance for the Entrepreneurial Organization

    (3)
    Application of accounting and financial management principles to small business. Addresses use of financial tools including Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Statements of Cash Flow. Reviews capital needs of start-up, small business enterprises and sources of capital. (Not open to pre-business, business undecided students, students with major standing in business).
    Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
  
  • ENT 330 - Marketing for the Entrepreneurial Organization

    (3)
    Strategic marketing approach emphasizing the design of entrepreneurial marketing plans, innovation and new product or service processes. Emphasis given to integration of product, price, place, and promotion goals in the development and implementation of marketing plan and programs. (Not open to pre-business, business undecided students, students with major standing in business).
    Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
  
  • ENT 340 - Entrepreneurship Capstone: Writing the Business Plan

    (4)
    Students will write a business plan that integrates all internal aspects of a business while recognizing the external environment. The financial component of the business plan is emphasized. Other concepts include competitive analysis, competitive positioning, market segmentation, and issues related to new venture launch. Case studies will be used.
    Prerequisite(s): ENT 300, ENT 305 and (ENT 310 or MGT 300) and (ENT 320 or ACC 200) and (ENT 330 or MKT 300) junior or senior standing.
 

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