Department: Dept of English and Communication

Code Name Description
COMM1100 Human Communication A broad-based oral communication course focusing on public speaking, interpersonal and small group communication. Credit toward graduation not allowed for COMM 1100 and COMM 1100H.
COMM1100H Human Communication (Honors) A study of the techniques required in speech research, organization, and argument development. Designed to develop advanced delivery techniques for different types of speeches in various public forums. Credit toward graduation not allowed for COMM 11...
COMM1110 Public Speaking Students develop techniques in research, organization and delivery of different types of speeches; to develop communication skills including the clear, concise, effective oral presentations of ideas; and to develop an acceptable speaking voice.
COMM2100 Interpersonal Communication Communication as it occurs in dynamic and small group settings. Primary concern is given to understanding how individuals use both verbal and nonverbal communication to affect relationships and how context affects outcome. Prerequisite(s): A minimum...
COMM2300 Comm Theory & Research Introduction to the nature of academic inquiry in communications, the basic structure and methodology of professional and academic research, resources available for access to published research, and the major theories that have evolved within the com...
COMM3100 Professional Comm Methods Development, delivery and evaluation of effective means of communication by use of a variety of presentation methods. The use of current technology within different audience dimensions is a focus. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in the followin...
COMM3325 Intercultural Communication Study of communication and cultural variables and how intercultural interaction affects participants and messages.
COMM3850 Intro to Public Relations This introductory course surveys the discipline including the professional foundation of ethics, law, and theory as well as the process, audiences, and professional practice areas. Students focus on the historic and contemporary roles of public relat...
COMM4000 Issues in Mass Media A historical and social examination of issues in mass media and their relationship to the mass communication process in modern society. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in COMM 2300.
COMM4210 Communication Ethics This course explores the practical aspects of moral reasoning related to current issues in professional communications and examine the relationship of personal moral foundations to professional ethical codes in such fields as journalism, digital medi...
COMM4300 Communicating Science An overview of the theoretical approaches, prior research, and practical application of scientific communication to a non-technical audience. Course content will include developing plan language strategies and effective graphical representations and...
COMM4400 Online Media Management This course focuses on communicating via social media and websites. Students will learn about the core concepts of social media today, keeping in mind and knowing it is ever-changing. Students will learn how to apply different social media tools in v...
COMM4500 Persuasive Communication A study of persuasive communication and how persuasive messages influence attitudes and behaviors. This course examines how to effectively evaluate and develop advertisements, campaigns and other persuasive communication.
COMM4890 Special Topics Communication This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
COMM4891 Special Topics Communication This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
COMM4892 Special Topics Communication This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
ENGL0999 Support English Composition A lab-based tutoring course designed to provide remediation and support for students. Structured to strengthen English composition skills in tandem with enrollment in ENGL 1101. Prerequisite(s): Minimum placement requirements established by the Unive...
ENGL1100A English Seminar Practical application and study of the publication techniques in the production and operation of student literary magazine Pegasus. The equivalent of at least 20 internship-oriented hours must be logged by the student each semester.
ENGL1101 Composition I A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Credit toward graduation not allowed...
ENGL1101H English Composition I (Honors) A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. This course is taught as a writing se...
ENGL1102 Composition II A composition course which emphasizes analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of a variety of texts. This course focuses on academic writing and research. Credit toward graduation not allowed for ENGL 1102 and ENGL 1102H. Prerequisite(s): A minimum...
ENGL1102H English Composition II(Honors) A composition course in emphasizes analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of a variety of texts. This course focuses on academic writing and research. Credit toward graduation not allowed for ENGL 1102 and ENGL 1102H. Prerequisite(s): Honors Progra...
ENGL2111 World Literature I A survey of important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century. Designed to foster in the students some knowledge and appreciation of world literature through the seventeenth century. Lectures, discussions and...
ENGL2112 World Literature II A survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present. Designed to foster in the students some knowledge and appreciation of world literature through the seventeenth century. Lectures, discussions and researc...
ENGL2114 World Lit I Begin-15th Century A study of selected works of literature from the beginning of writing to the mid-15th century (Medieval) presented in their historical and cultural contexts. This course presents myths, epics, dramas, and prose works from Gilgamesh and Homer to the g...
ENGL2114H Worl Lit I Beg to 15th Honors A study of selected works of literature from the beginning of writing to the mid-15th century (Medieval) presented in their historical and cultural contexts. This course presents myths, epics, dramas, and prose works from Gilgamesh and Homer to the g...
ENGL2115 World Lit II 15th-18th Century A study of selected works of literature from the mid-15th century (Renaissance) through the 18th century Common Era (CE), presented in their historical and cultural contexts. This course includes introductions to Medieval and Early Modern worldviews...
ENGL2115H World Lit II 15th-18th Honors A study of selected works of literature from the mid15th century (Renaissance) through the 18th century Common Era (CE), presented in their historical and cultural contexts. This course includes introductions to Medieval and Early Modern worldviews a...
ENGL2116 World Lit III 19th Cent-Presen A study of selected works of world literature from the 19th century to the present, presented in their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis is placed on major trends in the development of modern thought. This course includes introductions to ma...
ENGL2116H World Lit III:19th Cen-Pre (H) A study of selected works of world literature from the 19th century to the present, presented in their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis is placed on major trends in the development of modern thought. This course includes introductions to ma...
ENGL2121 British Literature I A survey of important works of British literature. Designed to foster in students some knowledge and appreciation of British literature from Old English through the Neo-classical period (Age of Reason). Lectures, discussions, and research focus on ma...
ENGL2122 British Literature II A survey of important works of British literature. Designed to foster in students some knowledge and appreciation of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Lectures, discussions, and research focus on major figures, works, and mo...
ENGL2131 American Literature I A survey of important works of American literature. Designed to foster in students some knowledge and appreciation of American literature from the 16th century pre-colonial to the mid-19th century (Civil War). Lectures, discussions, and research focu...
ENGL2132 American Literature II A survey of important works of American literature. Designed to foster in students some knowledge and appreciation of American literature from the mid-19th century (Civil War) through the present. Lectures, discussions, and research focus on major fi...
ENGL2401 Intro to Creative Writing This course serves as an introduction to the craft of creative writing and to the stylistic conventions and techniques of poetry and prose through reading, discussion, and generation of original texts. Course emphasizes peer workshop and analysis of...
ENGL2402 Writing Narrative Nonfiction This course serves as an introduction to writing narrative nonfiction. This course explores classic storytelling technique used by ancient and contemporary writers. Students read and discuss structure, scene, point of view and character as used by le...
ENGL3010 Technical Writing An introduction to the rhetoric, forms, and practices of the effective handling of technical information. This course addresses forms including abstracts, reports, proposals and grants, instructions, research-based writing, and oral presentations. Pr...
ENGL3020 Advanced Composition This intensive writing course helps students strengthen their practice as academic writers. Students advance their understanding of the rhetorical situation (audience, purpose, and context) and refine the strategies and processes they use to produce...
ENGL3030 Rhetoric Students are introduced to a range of frameworks useful for composing and interpreting texts, which can range from classical concerns such as logos, pathos, ethos, and kairos to contemporary concerns such as agency, signification, and textuality. Thr...
ENGL3050 Creative Nonfiction A creative nonfiction writing course focusing on memoir, biography, journalism, the personal essay, and hybrid forms. Students study published model essays and compose and revise their own writing. Relevant research skills are discussed, as well as a...
ENGL3115 Visual Rhetoric & Document Des A professional writing course covering the basics of visual rhetoric, rhetorical practice, layout, editing, and design of print and online media. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C.
ENGL3130 The Publishing Process In this course, students learn the fundamentals of preparing materials for publication. Students also gain hands-on experience with every stage of the production process, from reviewing submissions to copyediting to layout and proofreading to marketi...
ENGL3300 Literature of Rural America A lecture course focusing on American literature of the rural experience. This course begins with the colonization of America and traces rural literature through the contemporary era.
ENGL3325 Literature and Film A study of how plot, narrative, character development and other literary devices play out on screen. The class may also include discussions of film adaptation, the language of film criticism, and the mechanics of film making (such as camera angles, d...
ENGL4010 Intro to Professional Writing Development, delivery and evaluation of effective means of communication by use of a variety of presentation methods. The use of current technology within different audience dimensions is a focus. Effective written communication allows individuals to...
ENGL4030 Editing A study of the rhetorical effects of grammatical and stylistic choices on meaning. This course reviews principles of Standard Edited English as well as higher stylistic concerns such as figures and tropes, sentence styles, tone, voice, genre, and so...
ENGL4040 Writing in Health Professions Designed both to improve students' writing skills as well as acquaint them with important genres, strategies, and styles of writing in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, athletic training, and other health professions. This course mixes workshop wi...
ENGL4310 Topics in Rural Literature This special topic course focuses on local, national, and global perspectives of rural literature to provide students with a broader cultural, historical, and philosophical understanding of rural issues. Course content is determined by instructor, bu...
ENGL4760 Survey of Southern Literature A survey of the major authors of southern literature within their historical and ideological context.
ENGL4890 Special Topics in English This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
ENGL4891 Special Topics in English This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
ENGL4892 Special Topics in English This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
HNRS1102 Honors Seminar Honors seminar built around the concepts of America, its mythic ideal and its multifaceted reality. Basic analysis of self within a larger community is explored in an interdisciplinary manner. Prerequisite(s): Honors Program membership.
HUMN1100 Topics in the Humanities An exploration of issues and ideas related to the study and/or practice of the humanities in the contemporary world. Topics vary. Credit toward graduation not allowed for HUMN 1100 and HUMN 1100H.
HUMN1100H Topics in the Humanities (Hon) An exploration of issues and ideas related to the study and/or practice of the humanities in the contemporary world. Topics vary. Credit toward graduation not allowed for HUMN 1100 and HUMN 1100H. Prerequisite(s): Honors Program membership.
HUMN2221 Western World Humanities I Fosters in students some knowledge and appreciation of literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture in the following art periods: Greek, Roman, early Christian, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance.
HUMN2222 Western World Humanities II Fosters in students some knowledge and appreciation of literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture in the following art periods: Baroque, Rococo, Classic, Romantic, and Twentieth Century.
HUMN2700 International Film This course examines various connections between international films and the societies and cultures they represent. By viewing, discussing, analyzing, comparing, and evaluating films from diverse eras and continents, students experience a historical...
HUMN4200 Indigenous World Cultures This course covers the study of indigenous world cultures in their rural settings. The Emphasis is on indigenous European, Asian, African, Australian and American cultures. The way of life, literature, art, music and architecture of these indigenous...
HUMN4890 Special Topics in Humanities This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
HUMN4891 Special Topics in Humanities This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
HUMN4892 Special Topics in Humanities This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the prescribed curriculum appropriate to students' interests or employment oppor...
JRNL1101 Introduction to Mass Media This course covers the history, theory, technologies and practices associated with the mass media industries of the print media (newspaper, books, and magazines), the electronic media (movies, television, radio, internet and cable and the services th...
JRNL2510 News Writing and Reporting A study and practical application of basic news reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, and design techniques for the print media. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101H, with a minimum grade of C.
JRNL2610 Introduction to Broadcasting Introductory course to prepare students for television, radio and multimedia reporting. Students learn to record video and audio, write for broadcast and edit completed video and audio reports. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101H, with a minimum...
JRNL3125 Writing for Contemporary Media This course examines the basics of writing styles employed by media professionals including news writing, copy writing for television and radio, commercial advertising copy, and promotions. Students study processes of preparing, writing and editing c...
JRNL3610 Advanced Broadcasting This course prepares students to produce high-quality video and audio suitable for professional distribution. Students learn advanced videography, writing, audio, lighting, and production techniques, including on-air performance and special effects s...
JRNL3710 Photojournalism This entry-level photo course will build fundamental skills needed to produce images for publication in modern media. The class will enhance abilities of visual storytelling. Because photojournalism is a technology-driven medium, students will learn...
LANG11XX Foreign Language - 1st year Transfer credit for first-year foreign language
LANG12XX Foreign Language - 1st year Transfer credit for first-year foreign language
LANG13XX Foreign Lang Intensive-1st yr Transfer credit for first-year intensive foreign language
LANG21XX Foreign Language - 2nd year Transfer credit for second-year foreign language
LANG22XX Foreign Language - 2nd year Transfer credit for second-year foreign language
PHIL2010 Introduction to Philosophy This course is an introduction to the central issues, questions, and theories of Western Philosophy. Topics covered include logic & critical thinking; religion; knowledge & skepticism; philosophy of mind; freedom and determinism; and ethics. Prerequi...
SPAN1001 Elementary Spanish I Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Work includes drill in fundamentals of grammar. This course counts toward a foreign language deficiency from high school and not in a...
SPAN1002 Elementary Spanish II Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish with further study of the culture of Spanish-speaking regions.
SPAN1110 Spanish for Agric Industries This course offers job-specific (occupational) Spanish vocabulary and phraseology, as well as pronunciation and vocalization through intensive oral exercises, scenarios, and role playing. Topics include greetings, training, phrase words, the calendar...
SPAN2001 Intermediate Spanish I A rapid review of grammar with continued use of listening, speaking, and reading and writing skills in Spanish, all with a cultural emphasis. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1002 with a minimum grade of C.
SPAN2002 Intermediate Spanish II This course focuses on listening, speaking, and reading and writing skills in Spanish in an introduction to literature and within a cultural context. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2001 with a minimum grade of C.
WRCM3000 Intro Writing & Communication This course introduces students to a range of topics, issues, approaches, and methods in the fields of writing and communication. This course offers students an exposure to scholarship and research and an exploration of career options for the major....
WRCM4020 Proposal and Grant Writing Grant and proposal writing skills offer a competitive edge for job-seekers across many disciplines. Grounded in the interplay of education, government, and nonprofits, this workplace writing course concentrates on formal documents, specifically propo...
WRCM4790A Writing & Comm Internship This course will provide students the opportunity to link program skills and content with career-related work experiences. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply problem solving skills, communication skills,...
WRCM4790B Writing & Comm Internship This course will provide students the opportunity to link program skills and content with career-related work experiences. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply problem solving skills, communication skills,...
WRCM4790C Writing & Comm Internship This course will provide students the opportunity to link program skills and content with career-related work experiences. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply problem solving skills, communication skills,...
WRCM4791 Writing & Comm Internship This course will provide students the opportunity to link program skills and content with career-related work experiences. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply problem solving skills, communication skills,...
WRCM4792 Writing & Comm Internship This course will provide students the opportunity to link program skills and content with career-related work experiences. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply problem solving skills, communication skills,...
WRCM4980 Capstone: Senior Project Students work with a mentor on a Mentored Research Project. Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing.
WRCM4990 Capstone Seminar Through a variety of course activities, students are required to integrate and demonstrate what they've learned in their program's curriculum. Discipline knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): Senior S...