Course Descriptions:

REQUIRED COURSES
ENG 222 | World Literature to 1500 (3 credit hours)
This course serves as an introduction to classical and medieval traditions in Western literature.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 301 | Traditional Grammar (3 credit hours)
The emphasis of this course is on an in-depth analysis of sentence structure.
Components: Lecture

Choose only one (1) of the following two (2) options

ENG 309 | Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
This course allows for experimentation with writing poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction in a writing workshop setting.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

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JOUR 234 | Beginning Journalism (3 credit hours)
The fundamental principles of gathering and writing news: practice in reporting campus news; and work on the Peru State Times, the college newspaper. This course fulfills General Education requirements for English 201, Advanced Composition.
Components: Lecture
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ENG 101 or ACT/SAT

ENG 326 | American Literature (3 credit hours)
An historical survey of significant American writing from the Colonial Period to the present era. Major writers receive chief emphasis.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

Choose only one (1) of the following two (2) options

ENG 418 | Shakespeare (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of representative plays and sonnets.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

OR

ENG 450 | English Seminar (3 credit hours)
English 450 is a research-directed seminar which focuses on various issues, authors, and topics in literature (Women’s Literature, Literary Theory, Major Authors) currently being discussed and debated nationally or internationally. The capstone class for Language Art and English Majors.
Components: Lecture

GENRE REQUIREMENTS
Select one (1) course from the following electives

ENG 225 | Short Story (3 credit hours)
The major emphasis of this course is on studying the development of the short story in American literature.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 307 | Seminar in the Modern Novel (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of modern fiction as it mirrors the philosophical, sociological, psychological, and scientific thought of the twentieth century.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 330 | Modern Poetry and Drama (3 credit hours)
This course will focus on major American and British poets and dramatists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This course will provide the student the opportunity to follow the growth of modern poetic and dramatic techniques in the western world and to make the student aware of his or her recent heritage of dramatic and poetic literature.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENGLISH ELECTIVES
Select one (1) course from the following electives

ENG 203 | Literature for Children through Adolescence (3 credit hours)
This course provides a survey of literature for children through adolescence with an emphasis on applying the principles of valuation to selected books from both traditional and modern picture books, poems, and stories.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 306 | Nebraska Literature (3 credit hours)
This course provides an introduction to the works of Nebraska writers and literature about Nebraska.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 311 | Creative Non-Fiction (3 credit hours)
Creative Non-Fiction provides students the opportunity to write an array of personal essays from a variety of perspectives, from early childhood memories to adult reactions to a work of art. English 311 emphasizes effective written communication and the imaginative use of a wide variety of rhetorical tools.
Components: Lecture

ENG 320 | Science Fiction Literature and Film (3 credit hours)
This course offers a critical perspective on both recent developments in science fiction literature and on science fiction film, with an emphasis on the history of American Science Fiction. The focus of the literature can change and can include such topics as Apocalyptic stories and New Space Opera.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 336 | American Indian Literature (3 credit hours)
This course will explore the writing of American Indians within their unique cultural, social, political and historical contexts. We will examine critical writings, poetry, short stories and the novel. American Indian myths and legends will not be covered in the course.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 360 | Comics as Literature (3 credit hours)
This course studies the increasingly popular medium of comics with a concentration on works such as Maus, Watchman, Barefoot Gen, and Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. The course investigates the complexity and rich variety of long-form comics, often referred to as Graphic Novels. With titles such as Footnote in Gaza (Joe Sacco), Pyongyang, A Journey in North Korea (Guy Delise), and The Pushman (Yoshihiro Tatsumi). Comics as Literature also offers an international perspective.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 375 | Film Study (3 credit hours)
This course provides an introduction to film studies, with emphasis on critical analysis, historical development, cultural significance, and cinematic technique.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics