Department Courses

Courses

ENG 050 - English Language Study (6)

The emphasis in this course will be on the development and reinforcement of English grammar and vocabulary skills through reading and writing. Students will attend a tutoring program for at least six hours per week. If students do not achieve the necessary placement test scores to advance to ENG070 by the end of the semester, they may elect to repeat ENG050 or take ENG060. A grade of IP (In Progress) may be given to any student who has made satisfactory progress but who has not satisfied the requirements for entry into the next level. The requirement for entry into the next level of English is based on the end-of-semester placement test. In order to quality to take the placement test, students must receive a passing grade in the course, or with permission of the chair.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair

Course Fee: $50.00

ENG 060 - Intensive English Language Study I (12)

These semi-intensive English language courses meet 15 hours per week. Students work to achieve the English skills necessary to succeed in an academic environment. Emphasis is on the development and reinforcement of English grammar and vocabulary skills through reading and writing. (Twelve class hours and three hours of lab work). A grade of IP (In Progress) may be given to any student who has made satisfactory progress but has not satisfied the requirements for entry into the next level. The requirement for entry into the next level of English is based on the end-of-semester placement test. In order to quality to take the placement test, students must receive a passing grade in the course, or with permission of the chair.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair

Course Fee: $50.00

ENG 065 - Intensive English Language Study II (12)

These semi-intensive English language courses meet 15 hours per week. Students work to achieve the English skills necessary to succeed in an academic environment. Emphasis is on the development and reinforcement of English grammar and vocabulary skills through reading and writing. (Twelve class hours and three hours of lab work.) A grade of IP (In Progress) may be given to any student who has made satisfactory progress but has not satisfied the requirements for entry into the next level. The requirement for entry into the next level of English is based on the end-of-semester placement test. In order to quality to take the placement test, students must receive a passing grade in the course, or with permission of the chair.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair

Course Fee: $50.00

ENG 070 - English Language Study:Reading and Writing Skills (6)

This English language course meets for a total of eight hours each week. Students work to achieve the English skills necessary to succeed in an academic environment. The emphasis is on the development and reinforcement of English grammar and vocabulary skills through reading and writing. This course is limited to students who have demonstrated a specific level of basic English skill. (Six class hours and two hours of lab work). A grade of IP (In Progress) may be given to any student who has made satisfactory progress but has not satisfied the requirements for entry into the next level. The requirement for entry into the next level of English is based on the end-of-semester placement test. In order to quality to take the placement test, students must receive a passing grade in the course, or with permission of the chair.

Prerequisite: Passing performance on the English Placement Test or its equivalent

Course Fee: $50.00

ENG 080 - English Language Study:Writing Emphasis (6)

This is an English language course designed for students who have demonstrated the required minimal skill in reading English but who need more focused work on written English before beginning college-level composition work. Students will write paragraphs and short essays, review basic grammar, and continue to reinforce their reading and vocabulary skills. The course may be individualized to meet the needs of students with a variety of linguistic backgrounds. A grade of IP (In Progress) may be given to any student who has made satisfactory progress but has not satisfied the requirements for entry into the next level. The requirement for entry into the next level of English is based on the end-of-semester placement test. In order to quality to take the placement test, students must receive a passing grade in the course, or with permission of the chair.

Prerequisites: Passing performance on the reading section of the English Placement Test or the equivalent and permission of the department chair

Course Fee: $50.00

ENG 100 - English Language Skills (1-3)

An individualized course designed to develop skill in using the English language. Both expressive and receptive skills are included, and programs meet the specific needs of each individual. May be taken for a maximum of 12 hours. This course is not intended to be taken in lieu of ENG 102, 102S, 103, 103S, 203, 203S, 204 or 204S.

Prerequisite: Passing performance on the English Placement Test or its equivalent

Course Fee: $25.00

ENG 102 - College Reading and Critical Thinking (3)

This course emphasizes instruction in reading comprehension, including the practices of skilled readers and proven techniques for improving reading comprehension, managing vocabulary, drawing and testing inferences, predicting, and evaluating comprehension and interpretation. Intensive practice in comprehension techniques is balanced against sustained reading practice in and out of class.

Prerequisite: Attaining a score of 62 or higher on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) exam or the equivalent, and a score of 3 or higher on the Gallaudet Writing Evaluation or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with ENG103 or ENG103S.

ENG 102S - College Reading and Critical Thinking: Alternative Approach (3)

This course emphasizes instruction in reading comprehension, including the practices of skilled readers and proven techniques for improving reading comprehension, managing vocabulary, drawing and testing inferences, predicting, and evaluating comprehension and interpretation. Intensive practice in comprehension techniques is balanced against sustained reading practice in and out of class. English 102S includes additional hours of instruction and practice to help students become more able readers and writers. Six hours of class work.

Prerequisite: Attaining a score of 56 or higher on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) exam or the equivalent, and a score of 3 or higher on the Gallaudet Writing Evaluation (GWE) or equivalent.

ENG 103 - Essay Analysis and Composition I (3)

This course includes the study of the organization and development of ideas in short essays and other short writing assignments. It emphasizes the entire writing process, while reinforcing critical reading strategies and metacognitive skills. In order to pass this course, the student must demonstrate at least minimal competence in writing short essays.

Prerequisites/co-requisite: ENG102

ENG 195 - Special Topics [topic to be specified] (1-5)

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

Prerequisites: GSR 102 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.

ENG 203 - Essay Analysis and Composition II (3)

This course emphasizes the study of the organization and development of ideas in longer essays, including argumentative essays. Students will practice the use of library research for writing.

Prerequisites: ENG103 or permission of the department

ENG 204 - Introduction to Literature (3)

This course emphasizes the study of representative examples of different forms of literature, and the writing of essays about literature.

Prerequisites: GSR 102 or equivalent.

ENG 208 - Introduction to Literature Studies (3)

Prepares students planning to major or minor in English for literary analysis through the study of representative examples of different genres of literature. Introduces the application of basic literary theories to the analysis of literature. Develops critical thinking, writing, and research skills through multiple drafts of essays about literature.

Prerequisites: GSR 102 and permission of the instructor.

ENG 250 - Introduction to Public and Professional Writing (3)

Surveys genres and modalities of professional writing, including social media and writing for the web. Provides an overview of areas such as digital publishing, new media journalism, business and technical writing, and editing. Develops a rhetorical understanding of professional writing as the ability to write in response to elements including audience, purpose, medium, and design.

Prerequisite: GSR 102 and permission of the instructor.

ENG 260 - Introduction to Desktop Publishing (3)

Introduction to composition of texts using desktop publishing software and computer technology. Focuses on the writing conventions and standards of professional communication, as well as editing techniques and competencies. Also covers design principles, typography, layout and production techniques.

Prerequisite: GSR 102

ENG 295 - Special Topics [topic to be specified] (1-5)

Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

Prerequisites: GSR 150 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.

ENG 311 - World Literature I (3-4)

Study of important and representative works of literature before the year 1600 with an emphasis on literatures other than British and American literature. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be cross-listed with GSR 210, 220, or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses.

Prerequisite: GSR 150

ENG 312 - World Literature II (3-4)

Study of important and representative works of literature after the year 1600 with an emphasis on literatures other than British and American literature. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be cross-listed with GSR 210, 220, or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses.

Prerequisite: GSR 150

ENG 320 - Field Experience (3)

This course provides a way for students to integrate theory and practice. Students will apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom by interning at a business, government agency, or at another field experience site approved by the Major-Minor Coordinator in the department. Students will fulfill their duties in a learning contract developed by their on-site supervisor and faculty sponsor. Student performance will be assessed via products agreed upon with the faculty sponsor, including, but limited to, weekly journals, reflective papers, and research proposals or projects.

ENG 323 - Literature and Film I (3-4)

Study of narrative and dramatic works with an emphasis on literature. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be dual listed with GSR 210, 220, or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses.

Prerequisites: GSR 150

ENG 324 - Literature and Film II (3-4)

Study of narrative and dramatic works with an emphasis on literature. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be dual listed with GSR 210, 220, or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses.

Prerequisites: GSR 150

ENG 325 - Introduction to Deaf Literature (3-4)

Study of important and representative works of literature written by D/deaf authors. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be cross-listed with GSR 210, 220, or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses

Prerequisite: GSR 150

ENG 345 - Business and Technical Writing (3-4)

Study and practice of professional writing skills and genres, such as resumes, letters of application, emails, memos, proposals, short and long reports, and manuals. Also covers technical aspects of editing. Designed for students in programs other than English. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be dual listed with GSR 210, 220 or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses.

Prerequisites: GSR 150

ENG 350 - Introduction to African American Literature (3-4)

Study of important and representative works of literature and literary forms that make up the African American literary tradition. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be cross-listed with GSR 210, 220, or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses.

Prerequisite: GSR 150

ENG 355 - Literature by Women (3-4)

Study of important and representative works of literature by women. The unifying theme of this course is the creative expression by women, in all genres and including journals, of their personal and cultural experiences. An introduction to feminist critical theory will be offered to provide a context for the works. When offered for 4 credits, this course will be cross-listed with GSR 210, 220, or 240 and will address the Student Learning Outcomes of these courses.

Prerequisite: GSR 150

ENG 360 - Writing for Digital Media (3)

Study and intensive practice of writing in digital environments, with a focus on journalistic contexts. Examines technical and rhetorical features of online environments, including interactivity, hyperlinking, spatial orientation, and non-linear storytelling. Focuses on the writing conventions and standards of digital media, as well as editing techniques and competencies.

Prerequisite: ENG 250 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 365 - Writing for Social Media (3)

Study and intensive practice of writing in social media genres such as blogs and tweets. Examines rhetorical conventions for digital communication and the dissemination of information through social media for professional purposes, including developing a business social media strategy. Integrates editing techniques and competencies. May also cover theoretical issues such as copyright and authorship, visual literacy, and collaborative online environments.

Prerequisite: ENG 250 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 370 - Multimedia Composition (3)

Study and intensive practices of inventing, shaping, producing, and delivering text, audio, video, and images aesthetically and purposefully. Examines various genres of and technical platforms for multimedia composition. Integrates editing techniques and competencies. May also cover theoretical issues relevant to digital media such as universal access and participatory culture.

Prerequisite: ENG 250 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 373 - Introduction to Hispanic-American Literature (3)

This course is a survey of representative writers and literary forms that make up the Hispanic-American literary tradition.

Prerequisites: GSR150 or ENG 204 or the equivalent; or permission of the instructor

ENG 375 - Media Literacy (3)

Study of media literacy, including techniques and strategies used to analyze the use of diverse media to inform, entertain, and sell. Examines diverse media messages in advertisements, television, film, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.

Prerequisite: GSR 102

ENG 380 - Business and Technical Writing (3)

Study and intensive practice of professional writing skills and genres, such as resumes, letters of application, emails, memos, proposals, short and long reports, and manuals. Designed for students in English Department programs.

Prerequisite: ENG 250 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 385 - Fundamentals of Journalism (3)

This course will deal with these features: news, feature, and editorial writing; copy editing and fact checking; headline writing; and page layout, both in print and online. This course touches on the growing possibilities and ethical considerations for journalism in the digital age.

Prerequisite: GSR 102

ENG 387 - Writing Center Theory and Practice (3)

This course is designed to prepare students to work in Gallaudet University’s English Center (Tutorial and Instructional Programs) and will also provide a foundation in theory and practice for similar tutorial and instructional contexts. This course focuses on strategies for teaching writing and reading, particularly in one-on-one conference settings, and gives students practical tutoring experience. Students will read and discuss applicable theory and will complete a practicum in Gallaudet University’s English Center. Before taking the course, students need to complete the Tutorial and Instructional Program application process.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENG 390 - Theories of Composition and Language Acquisition (3)

Surveys theories of composition and language acquisition, with the aim of providing a context for students interested in teaching professions. Examines current cognitive studies of how people learn and use language. Students will write compositions following the different approaches studied.

Prerequisite: GSR 102

ENG 392 - Creative Writing [Topic to be specified] (3)

Study and intensive practice of writing fiction, drama, poetry, and other creative forms. Analysis and critique of students' writings in group and individual conferences. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours if topics differ.

Prerequisite: GSR 102

ENG 395 - Special Topics [topic to be specified] (1-5)

Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as topics differ.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ENG 399 - Introduction to Methods of Literary Study (3)

Study of the terminology and techniques of literary study, with an emphasis on in-depth methods pertaining to analytical and critical essay writing. Introduces basic critical and theoretical methodologies required for the serious study of literature. Also covers documentation methods.

Prerequisite: ENG 208

ENG 403 - British Literary Foundations (3)

Introduction to genres, periods, and ideas that make up the literature of the United Kingdom, from the medieval era to the present. Examines texts and authors that exemplify major trends in British literary history, as well as representative works from multi-cultural literary traditions.

Prerequisite: ENG 208

ENG 405 - American Literary Foundations (3)

Introduction to genres, periods, and ideas that make up the literature of the United States, from its origins to the present. Examines texts and authors that exemplify major trends in American literary history, as well as representative works from multi-cultural literary traditions.

Prerequisite: ENG 208

ENG 408 - Multicultural Literature and Perspectives (3)

This course provides students with an overview of multicultural literature in conjunction with the historical and contemporary issues facing each culture. The texts discussed in this course may include Hispanic/Chicano/Chicana literature, African American literature, American Indian literature, Deaf literature, Gay/Lesbian literature, English from the former colonies/postcolonial literature, and others. The course will focus on the techniques and strategies implemented by the authors to undermine and question mainstream attitudes and values through an investigation of questions such as these: What is "minority?" How is identity formulated in the margins?

Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: ENG 208

ENG 410 - Adolescent Literature (3)

Introduction to quality adolescent literature and examination of issues relevant to the reading and teaching of the genre. The history and characteristics of adolescent literature will be explored, along with theoretical approaches to reading and interpretation, issues of multiculturalism and diversity, and the relationships between adolescent literature and 'classic' adult literature.

Prerequisite: ENG 208 or permission of instructor

ENG 433 - Seminar in Pre-1800 Literature [topic to be specified] (3)

In-depth study of literature in the context of significant theoretical questions. Examines primarily American and British texts exemplary of key moments, movements, and discourses. May also include authors writing in English from other cultures. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.

Prerequisites: ENG 403 and 405, or permission of the instructor

ENG 435 - Seminar in Post-1800 Literature [topic to be specified] (3)

In-depth study of literature in the context of significant theoretical questions. Examines primarily American and British texts exemplary of key moments, movements, and discourses. May also include authors writing in English from other cultures. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.

Prerequisite: ENG 208

ENG 441 - Shakespeare (3)

This course is an analysis of the poetic and dramatic structure of some of Shakespeare's major comedies, tragedies, romances, and history plays, with a consideration of the background of the plays.

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: ENG 208 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 442 - Major Author [topic to be specified] (3)

This course is a study of the life and works of a major author writing in the English language, such as Chaucer or Milton. The author to be studied in any given semester will be announced at registration.

Pre- or co-requisite: ENG 399 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 460 - English Grammar for Writers & Future Teachers (3)

Advanced study of English grammar, structure, and usage. Focuses on applying the principles of grammar in one's own writing and in the teaching of writing. Reinforces students' cognitive knowledge of English grammar. Also covers skills and technical aspects of editing.

Prerequisite: ENG 208

ENG 493 - Senior Thesis Project [topic to be specified] (3)

In-depth study and research of a topic combined with a major writing project (e.g., seminar paper, pedagogical unit, collection of short stories) of at least 15 pages. The project will situate the student's original work in a scholarly context and should have direct ties to the student's intended career path. At the end of the semester, students will present their work before a faculty panel. The course will also include career and graduate school preparation (investigating options, preparing and submitting resumes or applications, etc.). Should be taken in the final year of the students' major coursework.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

ENG 495 - Special Topics [topic to be specified] (1-5)

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor

ENG 499 - Independent Study (1-3)

Individual work for juniors and seniors in an area of special interest; designed and carried out by the student in consultation with the instructor.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

ENG 670 - Comparative Poetics: ASL and English (3)

This course studies comparative poetics using poems in ASL and English. ASL poems on videotape will be analyzed for their poetic devices and elements, and ASL poetry and English poetry will be compared. Guest lecturers will demonstrate related forms of expression, such as sign lore, signing for the stage, and nonverbal communication.