English - CPS Specialty (ENGH)

ENGH 1003. Introductory Writing for International Students. 3 Hours.

Introduces the components of the writing process, from generating ideas to drafting and revising. In a workshop setting, offers students an opportunity to learn to read various texts (which in turn serve as the occasion for their own writing) and to write expository prose that makes use of a variety of writing strategies and research methods, while demonstrating a control of the conventions of standard edited written English. Requires students to write multiple drafts and emphasizes the writing process as well as the quality of the finished product. Students keep a portfolio of their work.

ENGH 1004. Elements of College Writing. 3 Hours.

Reviews the structural patterns of writing at the university level. Emphasizes expository writing, academic research writing, and analyzing writing styles. Offers students an opportunity to practice writing essays and short papers. Focuses on the writing process as well as the quality of the finished product. Requires students to keep a portfolio of their work.

ENGH 1010. Introductory Writing. 4 Hours.

Introduces students to the components of the writing process, from generating ideas to drafting and revising. Offers students, in a workshop setting, an opportunity to learn to read texts of some complexity (which in turn serve as the occasion for their own writing) and to write expository prose that makes use of a variety of rhetorical strategies and research methods, while demonstrating a control of the conventions of standard edited written English. Emphasizes the writing process as well as the quality of the finished product. Requires students to write multiple drafts and to keep a portfolio of their work.

ENGH 1020. College Writing. 3,4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to move across texts and genres (such as expository essays, fiction, or film), thus focusing on the basics of compositions and the use of metaphor, organization, selection, gaps and silences, tone, and point of view. Through a series of sequenced assignments, students have an opportunity to read fiction and nonfiction texts of some complexity, make the critical interpretation of these texts the occasion for their own writing, write expository prose that makes use of a variety of rhetorical strategies, conduct library research when appropriate, reflect on and assess their writing, and refine their documentation skills. Emphasizes the writing process as well as the quality of the finished product. Requires students to write multiple drafts.

ENGH 1105. Introduction to American Literature. 3 Hours.

Surveys the major American writers and major literary forms from the colonial period to the Civil War. Includes works by such writers as Bradstreet, Taylor, Wheatley, Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Melville, and Emerson.

ENGH 1110. Introduction to Shakespeare. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the writer and his times. How did Shakespeare view the world around him, and how did it influence his works? Examines major thematic concepts and contemporary issues by closely analyzing language, character, and dramatic techniques in several works. Includes field trips to local performances.

ENGH 3250. Writing for the Professions. 4 Hours.

Introduces the vocabulary and philosophy of business communications. Offers students an opportunity to practice planning, writing, and analyzing effective industry-related letters and memoranda. Applies the writing process (brainstorm, draft, focus, revise, edit) successfully to compose letters, e-mail/memos, proposals, and other types of writing and correspondence associated with various industries.