Undergraduate Course Descriptions

ENGL 100 INTERACTIVE ENGLISH (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: Must Be Completed with a Grade of "C" or Better to Progress to ENGL 101. This course reviews basic English concepts and introduces students to college-level writing with an emphasis on basic grammar and mechanics and paragraph writing. This course also provides diverse interactive online and media rich content that engages visual and audio learners. Students will apply their learning to a variety of traditional and online writing activities.

ENGL 101 EXPOSITORY WRITING (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to progress to ENGL 101.  Expository Writing teaches the rhetorical, analytical, and comprehension skills necessary for academic success. The students are instructed to emulate the rhetorical strategies of professional writers. They use the word processor for writing and editing their essays. Throughout this course, students are given opportunities to develop oral communication skills and to continue their growth as readers and writers through exposure to interdisciplinary readings, ranging from the natural and social sciences to the humanities. (NOTE: May be taken for honors credit.)

ENGL 102 ARGUMENT AND RESEARCH (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a Final Course Grade of "C" or Higher. Argument and Research builds on the skills developed in Expository Writing (ENGL 101), focusing on analysis, synthesis and evaluation, logical thinking, the techniques of argument, writing about literature, and preparation of the documented essay. (NOTE: May be taken for honors credit.)

ENGL 210 INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

This course is an introduction to the study of standard English grammar and its usage. The focus will be on lexical categories (parts of speech) with the goal of understanding how words from different lexical categories work together to form phrases, clauses, and sentences. The course will also explore how the basic English sentence can be transformed into other forms (such as questions, passive constructions, and compound and complex sentences) for rhetorical effectiveness.

ENGL 211 LITERATURES OF THE WORLD (FALL and SPRING) 3 CREDITS

PrerequisiteENGL 101 and ENGL 102. This course introduces students to the world's major civilizations from ancient to modern. Focusing on the ethos of diverse cultures, students observe the ways a multiplicity of storytellers comment on their perception of themselves and their stories.

Students taking ENGL 211 satisfies either ENGL 338 or 339 (World Literature I or II, not both)

ENGL 212 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY IMAGINATION (FALL) 3 CREDITS

PrerequisiteENGL 101 and ENGL 102. This course explores how Africans in America have represented group and individual identities, aspirations and frustrations, and triumphs and defeats through the medium of writing. Focusing on selected texts from the enslavement era to contemporary literature, students will explore and analyze the trajectory of freedom, the resonance of culture, imaginations of Africa, and the politics of race.

ENGL 213 CINEMA OF AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

PrerequisiteENGL 101 and ENGL 102. The course will begin with the examination of the philosophical and cultural ideas represented in films of Africans in America. It will also focus on political, social, and traditional forces that shape the lives of Black people in the Caribbean, South America, and Continental Africa.

ENGL 236 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102. English majors should take ENGL 236 as early as possible in their program of study. This course is a study of some of the major literacy genres including the short story, the novel, the autobiography, drama, poetry, and film with emphasis on intensive critical analysis. It also requires rigorous attention to the significant aspects of critical appreciation of literature with a view to having students consider literature reflectively and write about it fluently and articulately.

ENGL 250 INTRODUCTION TO FILM (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102. This course is an introduction to the historical, technical, and aesthetic development of film as a literary genre. Topics to be studied include cinematic techniques, narrative and thematic structures, and the history and cultural significance of film from the silent screen through the latest advances in digital cinematography.

ENGL 253 STUDIES IN POPULAR CULTURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102. This course will examine and analyze popular culture and its representation in different media ranging from such diverse examples as hip-hop music to sci-fi cinema. Specifically, manifestations of popular culture in literature, film, television, music, and advertising will be assessed, as will the growing role of technology in the creation and understanding of culture. In addition, this course will assess the rhetorical situation of the examined texts, and analyze those texts through the application of traditional rhetorical and literary methods.

ENGL 255 ADVANCED COMPOSITION (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102. This course builds on the competencies developed in ENGL 101-102, stressing greater awareness of vocabulary, logic, rhetoric, and grammar. Through interdisciplinary readings, this course assists the students in communicating their ideas with simplicity and clarity. Bowie State University 2012 -2013

ENGL 256 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102. This course is an introductory experience in the writing of short stories and poetry, with attention given to techniques and forms. Students' work will be submitted for workshop criticism by the instructor and peers, but emphasis will be on published works as models.

ENGL 257 CREATIVE WRITING II: FICTION (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 256 or Permission of Instructor. This course emphasizes the development of skills in writing in the genre of fiction, both short fiction and novel chapters. It is conducted primarily as a workshop to critique students' original work, with an emphasis on technique and for and close examination of published texts as models. Students read and respond to their peers' original creative work in terms of technique and form, with close examination of published texts as models. Voice and style will be introduced.

ENGL 258 CREATIVE WRITING II: POETRY (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 256 or Permission of Instructor. This course emphasizes the development of skills in writing in the genre of poetry, both traditional and experimental. It is conducted primarily as a workshop to critique students' original work, with an emphasis on technique and form and close examination of published texts as models. Voice and style will be introduced

ENGL 259 CREATIVE WRITING II: DRAMA (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 256 or Permission of Instructor. This course emphasizes the development of skills in writing in the genre of drama, both the short play and the full-length drama. It is conducted primarily as a workshop to critique students' original work, with an emphasis on technique and form and close examination of published texts as models. Voice and style will be introduced.

ENGL 260 CREATIVE WRITING II: NON-FICTION PROSE (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 256 or Permission of Instructor. This course emphasizes the development of skills in writing in the genre of non-fiction prose, more recently referred to as creative non-fiction. It is conducted as a workshop to critique students' original creative work, with an emphasis on technique and form and close examination of published texts as models. Voice and style will be introduced.

ENGL 298 COOP ENGLISH

Students must meet applicable program eligibility requirements and must submit program application materials to the Program Coordinator prior to receiving permission from the instructor to register for this course. Program requirements can be found on the Career Development Center website.

ENGL 301 ENGLISH LITERATURE I (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a survey of British literature and literary history from Old English through the eighteenth century. Major writers and works to be studied include Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson.

ENGL 302 ENGLISH LITERATURE II (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a survey of British and Commonwealth literature and literary history from the Romantic period to the present. Major writers to be studied include Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Keats, Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, Yeats, Woolf, Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and Achebe.

ENGL 303 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRITISH LITERATURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a study of British literature focusing upon special topics beyond the traditional categories of period and genre. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: medieval romance; the picaresque novel; gothic literature; literature, obscenity, and the law; fairy tales and fantasy literature; utopian literature; post-colonial literature; and literature and the other arts.

ENGL 316 AMERICAN LITERATURE I (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a study of American writers and writings from colonial times to the mid-nineteenth century. Selected works will be examined in historical context and in their relationship to the political, social, and intellectual milieu in which they were produced.

ENGL 317 AMERICAN LITERATURE II (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a study of American writers and writings, from the rise of Realism to the present. This course includes considerations of the development of the American writer as reflected in American literature and the study of literary trends within the specified period.

ENGL 318 AMERICAN FICTION SINCE 1945 (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is an examination of the leading novelists and the major trends in American fiction since World War II.

ENGL 319 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a study of American literature focusing upon special topics beyond the traditional categories of period and genre. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: Native American literature; Asian American literature; Chicano/a American Literature; travel literature; Cold War literature; American autobiography; literature of specific geographic locations such as Washington, D.C., New York, or the Pacific Rim; and literature and the other arts.

ENGL 324 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE I TO 1926 (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course traces the development of the African American literary tradition from the end of the eighteenth century to the midst of the Harlem Renaissance in 1926. It will cover a variety of genres, including slave narratives, poetry, personal correspondence, essays, short stories, autobiographies, and novels. It will examine many literary conventions and innovations, including tropes such as the talking book and the tragic mulatto, and techniques such as written vernacular and jazz poetry. Bowie State University 2012 -2013

ENGL 325 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE II, 1926 TO THE PRESENT (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course traces the development of the African American literary tradition from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. It will examine the ways that modern and contemporary African American writers have explored political, social, and aesthetic issues in a variety of genres: essays, poetry, fictionalized autobiography, novels, plays, etc. Among the many topics we will consider are: the "New Negro," migration from the rural south to the urban north and west, the emergence of the Black Arts Movement, and the current "renaissance" in African American arts and letters.

ENGL 326 LITERATURE OF THE CARIBBEAN (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is an introductory survey of Caribbean literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. It focuses on novels, short stories, poetry drama, and essays. Consideration is given to the developing Caribbean national consciousness and an emerging post-colonial posture as reflected in the literature of the Caribbean

ENGL 327 AFRICAN LITERARY EXPRESSION (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a survey of selected poetry, short fiction, and novels of contemporary writers of West Africa and East Africa. Consideration also will be given to the oral and narrative traditions in Africa and their contributions to modern African literature.

ENGL 329 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORT STORY (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course provides an in-depth exploration of selected major African American short Story writers, such as Chesnutt, Hughes, Baldwin, Wright, Kelley, Petry, Bontemps, etc.

ENGL 330 AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY AND POETICS (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course provides an in-depth exploration of selected African American poets and their impact on American culture. Poets studied might include Phyllis Wheatley, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Amiri Baraka. The course also seeks to enlarge and complicate our sense of African American and African diasporic poetics by looking at poets who rarely show up in the literature curriculum including Melvin B. Tolson, Bob Kaufman, Stephen Jonas, Kamau Brathwaite, Harryette Mullen, and Tracie Morris.

ENGL 331 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN VERNACULAR TRADITION (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236.This course is a study of the African American Vernacular Tradition from the period of enslavement to the present. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: spirituals, ballads, tales, speeches, sermons, work songs, blues, jazz, spoken word and rap songs. This course will also examine the ways in which the vernacular tradition informs the African American literary canon, including writing by Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Etheridge Knight, Amiri Baraka, and Paule Marshall.

ENGL 337 LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102, ENGL 236EDUC 101, and passing scores on PRAXIS I and English Proficiency Examiniation. This course emphasizes readings in major genres, current and classic; determines reading levels for appropriate selection of classroom literature; explores interests and needs of adolescents; identifies sources of literary material for adolescents; and emphasizes techniques for and improving skills in the reading of various types of prose and poetry.

ENGL 340 MODERN DRAMA (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course considers trends in the theatre through analysis of representative plays by playwrights from Ibsen to the present. Analyses of developments in society and in the theatre as shaping forces in drama are conducted.

ENGL 345 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL LINGUISTICS I (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102. This course is an introduction to trends in contemporary linguistic theory, language acquisition, and dialects, with special emphasis on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

ENGL 346 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL LINGUISTICS II (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 345. This course focuses on the most important syntactic rules of English and how these rules interact in the formation of individual sentences. Close attention will be given to analyzing English sentences.

ENGL 353 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This is a study of literature written by and about women, focusing upon special topics beyond the traditional categories of period and genre. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: contemporary women writers; women in post-slavery and post-colonial environments; images of women in Renaissance Literature; images of women in Victorian writing by women and men; and the literary representation of mothers and daughters in twentieth-century fiction.

ENGL 357 CREATIVE WRITING III: FICTION (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and Junior Status, with at Least One Course in the ENGL 257-260 Series or Permission of Creative Writing Instructor. This course provides advanced practice in the techniques of writing fiction. It is conducted primarily as a workshop to critique students' original creative work, emphasizing the relationship between content (including technique and form) and style and published work as models.

ENGL 358 CREATIVE WRITING III: POETRY (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and Junior Status, with at Least One Course in the ENGL 257-260 Series or Permission of Creative Writing Instructor. This course provides advanced practice in the techniques of writing poetry. It is conducted primarily as a workshop to critique students' original creative work, emphasizing the relationship between content (including technique and form) and style, with close reading of published work as models.

ENGL 359 CREATIVE WRITING III: DRAMA (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and Junior Status, with at Least One Course in the ENGL 257-260 Series or Permission of Creative Writing Instructor. This course provides advanced practice in the techniques of writing drama. It is conducted primarily as a workshop to critique students' original creative work, emphasizing the relationship between content (including technique and form) and style, with close reading of published work as models. Bowie State University 2012 -2013

ENGL 360 CREATIVE WRITING III: NON-FICTION (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and Junior Status, with at Least One Course in the ENGL 257-260 Series or Permission of Creative Writing Instructor. This course provides advanced practice in the techniques of writing non-fiction prose, most recently referred to as "creative non-fiction." It is conducted primarily as a workshop to critique students' original creative work, emphasizing the relationship between content (including technique and form) and style, with close reading of published work as models.

ENGL 361 TECHNICAL WRITING (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 102. This course is a study of the particular requirements of technical and report writing, coupled with review and refinement of basic grammar and composition skills, designed to prepare students for career-related assignments. The course requires extensive work with computers, which includes word processing, graphics, and working on the Internet.

ENGL 362 TECHNICAL WRITING FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 361 or Recommendation by the Computer Science Department. This course covers topics for writing technical documents in the field of computer science. Topics include using documentation, proofreading, editing, designing, and writing proposals, short reports, and other business communication. This course requires extensive work with computers.

ENGL 370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CARIBBEAN LITERATURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. Possible topics for consideration in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following: literary interpretations of calypso and reggae music; Caribbean 'yard' literature; Caribbean autobiographical literature; Caribbean folk literature; Negritude writers of the Caribbean; the literature of Caribbean women writers; and the literature of colonization.

ENGL 401 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236This course is a study of the history of the novel written in English from the realist and picaresque traditions of eighteenth-century novelists such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Smollett; through nineteenth-century prose stylistics such as Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, George Eliot, Hardy, and Conrad, and on through the stream-of-cibsciousness works of Woolf and Joyce and the post-colonial novels of Achebe, Ngugi Wa-Thiong'o Jean Rhys, and Salman Rushdie.

ENGL 402 THE BRITISH ROMANTIC PERIOD (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is an intensive study in British Romanticism, focusing on the literary, historical, and cultural situation from ca. 1785-1830. Writers to be examined include Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats; Hazlitt, De Quincey, Lamb, and Leigh Hunt; and Wollstonecraft, Barbauld, Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, Baillie, and Hemans.

ENGL 403 THE VICTORIAN PERIOD (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is an intensive study of the writers and culture of Victorian England. Writers to be studied may include Tennyson, the Brownings, the Brontës, Arnold, Wilde, and Conrad; and themes and topics may include aestheticism, industrialization and urbanization, gender and the "Woman Question," evolution, and imperialism and colonization

ENGL 404 ENGLISH PROSE AND POETRY OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This is a course in the literature of Great Britain from the late fifteenth century through the early seventeenth century covering writers such as Skelton, More, Wyatt, Tyndale, Elizabeth I, Spenser, Raleigh, Sidney, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. Topics may include the development of the sonnet, the Bible in English translation, exploration and travel writings, the pastoral, women in power, and revenge tragedy.

ENGL 405 ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course examines literary production in Great Britain from the early seventeenth century until the Restoration. Readings in Donne, Jonson, and Milton will be augmented with works by other poets such as Herbert, Marvell, Wroth, Vaughan, Crashaw, Herrick, and Philips, and prose writers such as Sir Francis Bacon and Hobbes. The literary production of the age will be considered in relation to other cultural determinants such as religion, gender and identity, education, the emergence of the media, and politics.

ENGL 406 ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ENGL 102. This course covers the "long eighteenth century," from the Restoration until ca. 1785. Dryden, Aphra Behn, Congreve, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Addison and Steele, Lady Montagu, Samuel Johnson, Olaudah Equiano, Thomson, Gray, and Collins will be studied as representative authors. Topics will address cultural issues of the enlightenment, including the rise of periodicals, depictions of the culturally "other," diaries, science, realism and the rise of the novel, women writers, slavery, political liberty, and the ballad and other popular forms of writing.

ENGL 407 SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES AND HISTORIES (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course examines Shakespeare's early comedies and histories, including some attention to Shakespeare's historical sources and his use of dramatic technique, imagery, and language.

ENGL 408 SHAKESPEARE'S PROBLEM PLAYS, TRAGEDIES, AND ROMANCES (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course examines some of Shakespeare's problem plays, tragedies, and romances and Elizabethan literary, social, and theatrical traditions. Consideration also will be given to Shakespeare's development as a dramatist and his use of dramatic technique, imagery, and language, particularly as they affect modern interpretation and stage production.

ENGL 409 CHAUCER (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a study of Chaucer's main texts in relation to fourteenth century literature and society.

ENGL 416 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is an in-depth exploration of the developments in American poetry, prose, and drama from 1900 to the present. Focus is on old trends, such as realism, naturalism, and existentialism, and on current trends. Bowie State University 2012 -2013

ENGL 417 CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course provides an analysis of the major trends in current literature-poetry, fiction, drama-with special emphasis on works written during the past decade, the Jewish and African American schools of fiction, the absurd drama, and experimental poetry.

ENGL 418 MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS ((Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course provides an intensive study of major American writers, from Poe to the present. This course will focus on no more than six authors in any given semester to permit analysis of background, characteristic themes, style, and critical response.

ENGL 424 NEO-SLAVE NARRATIVES (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 324 or ENGL 325. This course studies fictionalized and poetic treatment of the traditional slave narrative as rendered by contemporary African American writers such as Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Octavia Butler, Charles Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Robert Hayden, Margaret Walker, Ernest Gaines and Lalita Tademy.

ENGL 425 SEMINAR IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (Alternate SPRING Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is an examination of novels and collections of short fiction by major contemporary African American novelists, such as Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Ernest Gaines, etc.

ENGL 436 MODERN EUROPEAN NOVEL (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ENGL 102 and ENGL 236. This course is a study of major developments in the novel within the aesthetic and cultural milieu of European modernism. Major writers to be studied include Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kafka, Gide, Mann, Sarte, de Beauvoir, Camus, Unamuno, Woolf, Joyce, Lawrence, and Orwell. Topics may include narratology, the stream-of-consciousness novel, existentialism, technology and modernization, politics and the novel.

ENGL 437 HISTORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and Permission of Chair. This course is a historical survey of literary criticism and theory since Plato culminating in an overview of contemporary theories, including psychoanalytic, Marxist, reader-response, feminist, deconstruction, New Historicist, race, and post-colonial theories and cultural criticism.

ENGL 438 SEMINAR FOR MAJORS AND MINORS (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: Permission of Chair. This course is an intensive review across the genres of the English literary canon from its Celtic and Anglo-Saxon beginnings through the post-modern period. The course will also review American and African American literature. The course is designed to prepare majors and minors for graduate study and for professional careers. Of importance will be a senior comprehensive examination and a major research paper to be presented by each student at the senior symposium.

ENGL 445 ADVANCED GRAMMAR (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: ENGL 102. This course is a practical focus on language form and usage. It is an intensive study of American English grammar, drawing upon contributions from traditional language scholarship and from more recent communicative approaches to grammar study.

ENGL 446 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Alternate FALL Semesters) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing. This course is a study of the origin and development of the English language. Some attention is given to the development of the English vocabulary, semantics, and social, regional and functional varieties of English usage.

ENGL 455 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING I (FALL Every Three Years) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: Two courses from ENGL 367, ENGL 358, ENGL 359, and ENGL 360, or permission of the Instructor. This course allows the more advanced student the opportunity to develop greater skills in writing fiction, poetry, plays, or nonfiction prose. It is conducted primarily as a workshop. Advanced Creative Writing I provides extensive analyses of students' works in progress.

ENGL 456 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING II (SPRING Every Three Years) 3 CREDITS

PrerequisitesFive Creative Writing Courses with a "C" or higher, or Permission of the Instructor. This course is an independent study in creative writing designed for the serious student writer who will work closely with a faculty member to produce a novella, a group of short stories, a collection of poetry, a play, or a significant work of creative nonfiction.

ENGL 466 TECHNICAL EDITING (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of at least one word processing system, ENGL 101 and 102, and ENGL 361 or Permission of Instructor. This course is an intensive study of and practicum for editing and designing complex documents such as technical manuals, proposals, and research reports. The course will provide students with the skills necessary for editing these documents as it applies to invention, arrangement, style, and delivery. Students will examine strategies for document management and explore the theoretical justifications for making editing decisions.

ENGL 470 METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH (FALL only) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: Permission of Chair Based on PRAXIS results. This course is a study of the objectives, methods, and materials in teaching English in the secondary school. Should be taken the First Semester of the senior year with SCED 305 Practicum III.

ENGL 498 TEACHING A SECOND LANGUAGE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. This course is a study of the new techniques and procedures for teaching a second language. Problems of teaching the language and the culture, traditional methods, audio-oral, and cognitive approaches will be discussed.

READ: READING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

READ 100 LITERAL READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Required of all students who have been placed in the course by the University-approved Reading Placement Test. This interactive, web-enhanced course emphasizes study skills, test-taking strategies, vocabulary development, literal comprehension skills such as main idea and supporting details, and reading rate improvement.

READ 101 COLLEGE READING SKILLS I (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

This interactive, web-enhanced course emphasizes essential college reading skills, with focus on application of reading strategies such as critical analysis, interpretation, and evaluation to a variety of reading material, as well as accelerated reading rate improvement.

AMHR: AMHARIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AMHR 101 AMHARIC FOR BEGINNERS (FALL) 3 CREDITS

The course's aim is to provide students with basic and practical knowledge of Amharic, an African Business Language Skill, including the ability to use the script ("Fedel") and understand the fundamental grammatical structures of the language. In each uniy, dialogues, expressions, vocabulary items, grammar, exercises and cultural considerations are incorporated. The course instruction will focus on every day use of the language, particularly in a business setting.

MSAR: ARABIC COURSE DESCRIPTION

MSAR 101 ELEMENTARY MODERN STANDARD ARABIC 3 CREDITS

This course will help students to acquire the ability to speak, read, write, and listen to Modern Standard Arabic at the elementary level. It also prepares students to learn any dialect. Aspects of Arabic culture will also be studied. Lab is required.

FREN: FRENCH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FREN 101 FIRST-YEAR FRENCH I (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Designed for beginners, this classroom/laboratory course provides an introduction to the basic language skills (comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing), with emphasis on audio-lingual and writing skills. Laboratory work required.

FREN 102 FIRST-YEAR FRENCH II (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 101. This course is a continuation of FREN 101, with additional drill in the Language Laboratory and increasing attention in class to the relationship between speaking and writing. Laboratory work required.

FREN 201 SECOND -YEAR FRENCH I (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 102. This course provides continued development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, with oral discussion and continued presentation of grammar and syntax. Laboratory work required.

FREN 202 SECOND-YEAR FRENCH II (SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 201. This course focuses on intensive reading of texts dealing with literature and culture, with emphasis on speaking and writing along with vocabulary expansion. Laboratory work required.

FREN 279 STUDIES ABROAD: STUDIES IN FRANCOPHONE LITERATURES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURE 3 CREDITS

The first level of French study abroad designed to develop the practical application of the five basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with emphasis on Francophone culture. This course includes readings on Francophone culture, including the African and Caribbean contributions.

FREN 301 FRENCH CONVERSATION (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 202. This course is designed to develop aural-oral proficiency in French through a variety of classroom and laboratory learning experiences.

FREN 302 FRENCH CONVERSATION (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 301. This course is a continuation of FREN 301. Emphasis is placed on the development of aural/oral proficiency through discussion of contemporary events.

FREN 303 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 302. This course focuses on French literature from the Middle Ages to 1800. This course consists of reading and analysis of representative texts of the major authors.

FREN 304 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 303. This course is a continuation of FREN 303 and presents French Literature from 1800 to the present.

FREN 305 FRENCH PHONETICS (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 302. This course is an intensive study of French pronunciation and diction. Practice in discriminating French phonemes and allophones and in transcribing in phonetic symbols is provided. Recitation of poems and rhythmic prose. Bowie State University 2012 -2013

FREN 322 FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITERS (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: French 201 and 202. This course is a study of the literature and cultural traditions of the French-speaking world outside of France, including Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. The study will focus on the following genres of postcolonial Francophone literature written by women: novels, short stories, legends, poetry, and drama.

FREN 326 FRANCOPHONE CULTURES AND LITERATURES (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 302. This course is a comprehensive study of the origin and development of the cultures of the French-speaking world, including Louisiana, Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Quebec, Senegal, and the Bight of Benin. The study includes the literatures of these and other French-speaking areas.

FREN 327 FRENCH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: FREN 302. This course is a comprehensive study of the origin and development of France and her place in history, with emphasis on her social, economic, intellectual, artistic, and cultural contributions.

FREN 340 FRENCH FOR BUSINESS (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: French 202 or Equivalent. This course is designed to prepare business professionals to communicate effectively with French-speaking people and to enable students to embark on a career in international business by introducing them to the conventions and vocabulary of French-speaking business enterprises. This course prepares students for the certification of the Paris Chamber of Commerce.

KSWH: SWAHILI COURSE DESCRIPTION

KSWH 101 ELEMENTARY KISWAHILI (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

This course will help students acquire the ability to speak, read, write, and listen to Modern Standard Swahili at the elementary level. It will also prepare students to learn any language of Bantu origin. Lab is required.

SPAN: SPANISH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SPAN 101 FIRST-YEAR SPANISH I (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

The first level of beginning Spanish courses is designed to develop the four basic language skills-speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with emphasis on oral communication-and to increase awareness of Hispanic culture. Lab is required.

SPAN 102 FIRST-YEAR SPANISH II (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or Equivalent. The second level in the sequence of beginning Spanish courses is designed to develop the four basic language skills-speaking, listening, reading and writing, with emphasis on oral communication-and an increased awareness of Hispanic culture. Lab is required.

SPAN 201 SECOND-YEAR SPANISH I (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or Equivalent. The third level in the sequence of beginning Spanish courses is designed to develop the four basic language skills-speaking, listening, reading and writing-with emphasis on oral communication-and an increased awareness of Hispanic culture. Lab is required.

SPAN 202 SECOND-YEAR SPANISH II (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or Equivalent. The fourth and final level in the sequence of beginning Spanish courses is designed to develop the four basic language skills-speaking, listening, reading and writing-with emphasis on oral communication and to increase awareness of Hispanic culture. This course includes readings on the African contribution to Hispanic culture. Lab is required.

SPAN 204 SPANISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY (FALL Only) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or Equivalent. This course is a study of sound patterns in Spanish aimed at improving pronunciation and intonation, avoiding interference from the English language, and developing near-native fluency.

SPAN 279 STUDY ABROAD: HISPANOPHONE LITERATURES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: None. This first level of Spanish study abroad is designed to develop the practical application of the five basic language skills speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with emphasis on Hispanic culture. This course includes readings on Hispanic culture, including the African contribution. Strategies for teaching specific subject areas in the Spanish elementary school will be explored.

SPAN 301 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION 1 (FALL) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or Equivalent. This course is a review of grammatical structures, vocabulary building through reading and exercises, and analysis of structure and style. Focus is on writing skills.

SPAN 302 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II (FALL, SPRING) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or Equivalent. This course is designed to build vocabulary, practice grammatical structures, and develop fluency in the Spanish language.

SPAN 303 SPANISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or Equivalent. This course is designed to equip personnel of various professions (medical, business, law enforcement, etc.) with relevant vocabulary and communication skills. Content varies.

SPAN 307-308 SPANISH STRUCTURE I and II (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or Equivalent. This course focuses on the phonological system of Spanish, with attention to dialect differences and distribution of high level phonological units. Morphological, syntactic and semantic structure of Spanish, with emphasis on present-day approaches to the analysis of language structure, is explored.

SPAN 311 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Designed for business administration and communications majors, this course primarily uses the audio-lingual method to acquaint personnel in the business environment with the fundamentals of communication under constraint conditions. It addresses the needs of people in the business world to understand and be understood in spoken and written Spanish. This is a practical course to develop skills in the utilization of Spanish in the business and technological environment, with emphasis on computer and communication technologies.

SPAN 400 INDEPENDENT STUDY (As Needed) 1-3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 and/or Permission of Instructor. This course consists of special projects

SPAN 401 SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites: SPAN 301, 302 or Equivalent. This course is a comprehensive study of the origin and development of Spain and her place in human history, with emphasis on her socioeconomic, artistic, and cultural contributions.

SPAN 402 SPANISH AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (Periodically) 3 CREDITS Bowie State University 2012 -2013

Prerequisites: SPAN 301, 302 or Equivalent. This course is an exploration of the history of Latin America including Spanish, Portuguese, African and Indian cultural heritage from discovery to the present.

SPAN 405 ADVANCED LANGUAGE COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS (Periodically) 3 CREDITS Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or Equivalent. This course provides instruction in guided composition on the basis of style analysis of Spanish prose models and language. Emphasis is on style and on students' awareness of contemporary forms of expression to enhance the quality of their own composition. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 415 OPEN SEMINAR IN SPANISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or Permission of Instructor. This course is an analytical and detailed study of the literary production of a Spanish writer or school or a particular literary genre and its language. The topic is to be announced for each semester. Conducted in Spanish. May be taken more than once. Bowie State University 2012 -2013

SPAN 416 OPEN SEMINAR IN SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or Permission of Instructor. This course is an analytical and detailed study of the literary production of a Spanish American writer, school, or a particular literary genre and its language. Topic to be announced for each semester. Conducted in Spanish. May be taken more than once.

SPAN 430 OPEN SEMINAR IN HISPANIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE (Periodically) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or Permission of Instructor. This course is an intensive study of a particular period, problem, or aspect of Hispanic culture and language. Conducted in English. Open to all students. Topic is to be announced for each semester. May be taken more than once.

SPAN 440 BILINGUAL (SPANISH) TEACHING IN THE ELEM SCHOOL (As Needed) 3 CREDITS

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or Equivalent. This course focuses on procedures and problems in teaching specific subject areas in Spanish in the elementary school. The student prepares materials and aids.