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English (ENG)

100 Fundamentals of Writing
The course develops competency in the use of English mechanics, word usage, and sentence structure in order to develop effective paragraphs and thesis-based essays. (Hours earned count toward graduation, but course does not meet Liberal Arts Core requirements.)
Three hours, three credits.

101, 102 Composition and Research
This course sequence teaches the fundamentals of effective analytical writing and research. The first semester focuses on developing clear, correct multi-paragraph essays on private and public topics. The second semester extends those capacities to research and to writing in response to primary reading. Passing ENG 101 with a "C" or higher is a prerequisite for ENG 102. Passing ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or better is a graduation requirement of the college. Students must repeat the course immediately if they do not meet this standard, since a "C" or better is also a prerequisite for other critical courses, including all sophomore literature courses and upper-level courses offering Writing Intensive credit.
Three hours, three credits each.

131, 132, 231, 232, 331, 332, 431, 432 Journalism Practicum
An introduction to the basic principles and techniques of journalism through practical experience on the campus newspaper. In addition to class meetings on such general topics as the reporter's stance, news leads, news sources, attribution techniques, copy-editing, and layout, all students will take an active role in the writing and production techniques of the campus newspaper. Courses must be taken in sequence.
One hour, one credit each.

141 ,142, 241, 242, 341, 342, 441, 442 Creative Arts Practicum
This course introduces and develops techniques for representing the arts in a campus community by working on the school literary/art magazine, running coffeehouses, and promoting other creative events. In addition to regular instruction in evaluating and editing creative writing, the visual arts, and contemporary music, and in using graphic arts design software, students will take an active role in putting together the college literary/art magazine and organizing and running the coffeehouses on campus. Courses must be taken in sequence.
One hour, one credit each.

200 Introduction to Literary Studies
An introduction to literary genres; common literary terms; literary periods; and reading, research, and writing about literature. Individual sections can, but are not required to, be built around specific themes.
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: English 102 with a grade of "C" or higher and declared English as a major or minor, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours, three credits.

201 World Literature I
A survey of Western and non-Western classics from ancient times through the Renaissance. Works studied (in translation) include writings from the European tradition as well as from India, China, Japan, Africa, and other non-Western cultures. (Substantial writing component required.)
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

202 World Literature II
A survey of Western and non-Western classics since the Renaissance. Works studied (in translation) include writings from the European tradition as well as from India, China, Japan, Africa, and other non-Western cultures. (Substantial writing component required.)
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.


203 British Literature I
A study of the literary heritage of the British Isles from the Middle Ages to 1800. Writers often studied include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, and Pope. (Substantial writing component required.)
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

204 British Literature II
A study of the literary heritage of the British Isles from 1800 to the present. Writers often studied include Blake, Wordsworth, the Brontes, Austen, the Brownings, Joyce, Yeats, and T.S. Eliot. (Substantial writing component required.)
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

205 American Literature I
A study of the emergence and maturation of the literature of the United States, tracing this tradition from its beginnings through colonial times and the Civil War period. Writers often studied include Bradstreet, Franklin, Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Dickinson. (Substantial writing component required.)
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

206 American Literature II
A study of the literature of the United States from the late 19th century and the period of Realism and Naturalism through Modernism to the present. Writers often studied include James, Crane, Dreiser, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, O'Neill, Faulkner, and Ellison. (Substantial writing component required.)
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive
graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

207 Selected Topics
A study of selected literary works that explore significant cultural or social issues or major themes as they have been depicted or reflected in literature.
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three 
hours, three credits.

209 African American Literature
A study of selected African American literary works that explore significant cultural and social issues and major themes as they have been depicted or reflected within the scope of African American writings. The course explores important themes and motifs inherent in African American literature and how those themes are relevant to current issues. Writers discussed include Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Amiri Baraka, and others.
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

210 World Folktales and Literature
This course examines the literary, cultural and social significance of folktales and their influence on fiction, poetry, film, drama, and picture books. Common themes and images in folktales that link different cultures within Appalachia, America and the world are studied. Topics may include animal tales; quest stories; tricksters, rogues, and tall tale heroes; magical, malicious, and monstrous encounters; Beauty and the Beast and other transformations; strong women in fairy tales and literature; and humorous and satiric tales from the Middle Ages to the present.
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

211 Literature and the Environment
This course explores the vital relationship between literature and the environment, asking how the land has been represented and how changing interpretations of the land have influenced attitudes toward nonhuman nature. The course focuses on writers such as Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Henry David Thoreau, Denise Giardina, and Leslie Marmon Silko, among others, through a combination of lecture, discussion, and informal and formal writing.
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

212 Women in Literature
A study of selected literary works by and about women, exploring significant cultural and social issues and major themes and motifs depicted or reflected in "Women's Literature."
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits

213 Literature and Film of the American Frontier
A study of the literature and film of the American West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a particular emphasis on the Western and the Anti-western novel, as well as Western and revisionist film. The course examines the shifting concept of frontier consciousness that pervades the American cultural imagination. Texts represent the varying perspectives of Native Americans, slaves, immigrants, and early frontier settlers. Topics include regeneration through violence, masculinity, national identity, memory, landscape and land use, among others.
This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the literature requirements in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. It can fulfill three hours of the writing intensive requirement for graduation from Ferrum College, for students who take this course as their second sophomore literature course and earn a grade of C or higher in the course. Students cannot earn a grade of C or higher in this course unless they earn a C or better on the writing assignments required by the course. Sometimes taught in E-Term format.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of C or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

218 Introduction to Creative Writing
This course provides the opportunity for the student to develop a fundamental knowledge of the craft of writing creatively. Emphasis in fiction is on character development, plot, point of view, dialogue, setting, pacing, and voice. Emphasis in poetry includes voice, pacing, meter, and form. Revision, workshopping, and critical reading of both professional and student writing are central to the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher, or co-requisite: ENG 102.
Three hours, three credits.

221 Introduction to Film
An introductory survey of film history, theory, and technique. The course teaches students to understand and appreciate film more fully. In the process, they assess the impact of the rapid emergence and development of movies in modern culture.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

222 Introduction to Popular Culture.
An introductory survey of popular culture, especially in American society, including musical, political, racial, and technological subcultures as represented in the media both current and past. This course will provide students an opportunity to examine their own material cultures by using critical thinking to understand the production and underlying theories behind the formation of these cultures.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

251, 252, 351, 352 English Practicum
Designed to allow the student to gain firsthand experience in practical application of coursework through a project approved by the School Dean. 45 hours of work for one credit.
One credit.

301 Literature for Children and Adolescents
Introduces students to the wide range of literature appropriate for children and teenagers and explores ways of using some of this literature to develop deep interests and solid habits in reading. The course emphasizes modes of storytelling and connections between texts and interpretive reading and dramatic performance. Besides introducing elements of literary analysis, it analyzes the place of controversial or morally challenging texts for young people.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

310 Media Issues
Survey of general principles involved in print, broadcast, and digital media and study of legal and ethical issues that concern media professionals, including libel, copyright, privacy, and disclosure.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

311 News Writing and Editing
Principles and techniques of information gathering, reporting, and copy-editing. Extensive practice in writing and editing news stories and releases for various print media. Study of the basic elements of journalistic writing, including leads, organization, and style, as tools to achieve accuracy and clarity. Prior publication experience is recommended.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

312 Feature Writing and Production
Principles and techniques of feature writing and publication production. Extensive practice in writing and designing feature stories for various print media. Study of the basic elements of publication production, including headline writing and design, proofreading, page makeup, graphic design, and printing processes.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

315 Media Management
The course involves practical and theoretical study of issues such as communications law and ethics, staff motivation, media processes, and production quality and provides the student the opportunity to undertake an independent research project focusing on a topic in publication, communications, or broadcast management. The student must be in a leadership position on a campus publication or broadcast facility and have permission of instructor to enroll.
Independent research, three credits.

319 Advanced Prose Writing
An opportunity for the student to develop abilities in writing fiction and creative nonfiction under supervision and in workshop situations. Emphasis is on the craft of writing, that is, creative revision toward a product with depth and texture.
Prerequisite: ENG 218 with exceptions only in rare situations.
Three hours, Three credits.

320 Advanced Poetry Writing
An opportunity for the student to develop abilities in writing poetry under supervision and in workshop situations. Emphasis is on the craft of writing, that is, creative revision toward a product with depth and texture.
Prerequisite: ENG 218, with exceptions only in rare situations.
Three hours, Three credits.

323 The Novel I
An examination of the origins of the novel in the 17th and early 18th centuries and an analysis of its evolution to the late 19th century. Students read novels by such writers as Defoe, Fielding, Austen, Stendahl, Melville, Dickens, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, James, and Twain.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

324 The Novel II
A study of the novel of approximately the last hundred years. Students read novels by such writers as Hardy, Conrad, Crane, Lawrence, Joyce, Kafka, Mann, Camus, Waugh, Nabokov, Fuentes, and Morrison.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

328 Seminar: Selected Literary Topics
An intensive study of a particular literary theme, genre, or period. The topic under consideration varies from semester to semester according to current assessments of the needs and interests of advanced students.
Prerequisite: six hours of 200-level or higher literature.
Three hours, three credits.

336 Linguistics
An introduction to the formal study of language, with attention to the historical development of English and contemporary varieties of American English. The course includes a comparative study of traditional, structural, and transformational grammars. Topics include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher; junior or senior status.
Three hours, three credits.

338 Rhetoric
A study of the art of written discourse, with special emphasis on principles of advanced composition. The course provides practice in varied techniques of composing and evaluating writing and surveys rhetorical theory from Aristotle to contemporary rhetoric. Topics include speaking/writing relationships; rhetorical contexts; theories of invention and the composing process (including composing at the word processor); aims, modes, and forms of discourse; and questions of style, readability, and coherence.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher; junior or senior status.
Three hours, three credits.

345 American Literature 1815-1865
A study of American literature during the half-century when it first reached artistic maturity. The course traces the growth and development of American literary Romanticism, focusing on such authors as Irving, Cooper, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

346 American Literature 1865-1940
A study of the period dominated by American literary Realism, its beginnings as a reaction against Romanticism, its sustained development in the decades before and after 1900, and its transformation between the two world wars. The course focuses on such authors as Twain, Howells, James, Crane, Dreiser, Robinson, Frost, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Neill, and Steinbeck.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

350 Appalachian Literature
A study of the literary and cultural traditions of the southern Appalachian region, focusing on regional identity, cultural diversity, and environmental issues. With some background on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century traditions and folklore, the course emphasizes twentieth-century authors such as James Still, Harriet Arnow, Lee Smith, Denise Giardina, George Ella Lyon, Marilou Awiakta, Richard Chase, and Frank X Walker.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a final grade of "C" or higher is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

361 British Literature 1660-1798
A study of the Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature. Figures studied include authors such as Milton, Congreve, Swift, Addison, Steele, Pope, Johnson, and Blake.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a final grade of "C" or higher is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

362 British Literature 1798-1890
A study of British literature from Romanticism through the Victorian period. Figures studied include authors such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Dickens, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Hardy.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

365 Shakespeare
A close study of eight to ten plays including these types: tragedy, comedy, and history. Through the plays the student should gain some appreciation of the Elizabethan worldview and the nature of comedy and tragedy.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

398 Junior Seminar
This course draws upon the students' prior practical and theoretical experience while emphasizing their expectations and objectives for professional development. Students will examine how their studies in the English discipline have shaped their identities as individuals and, thus, what career paths might serve as strong matches for them. The course combines a seminar approach with independent research and writing, involving both primary and secondary sources. The course will culminate in a proposal for a thesis project.
This course is designated Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for the course to count toward the Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive graduation requirements for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on writing and speaking assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C "or higher; junior or senior status.
One hour, one credit.

401 Literary Criticism
An introduction to the major critical approaches to literature, with primary emphasis on criticism in the 20th century. Students will explore the most commonly used methods of literary analysis and research by applying them to various literary texts.
Prerequisite: six hours of 200-level or higher literature; junior or senior status.
Three hours, three credits.

421 Medieval Literature
A study of the major themes, concerns, and values of the literature of the Middle Ages. Special emphasis is placed on the literary achievements of Dante and Chaucer.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212; junior or senior status.
Three hours, three credits.

425 Seminar: Selected Authors
A study of the fictional world(s) created by one or two authors other than Shakespeare. The course will examine from several critical perspectives the qualities that have caused certain authors to be judged superior. Students will be asked to develop their own points of view in making such judgments.
Prerequisite: six hours of 200-level or higher literature.
Three hours, three credits.

428 Contemporary Literature and Film
A study of contemporary writers' and filmmakers' images of life today in the Western world. The course examines how unusual forms and techniques are often used to provide insight into an era in which tradition, the individual, and basic human rights are all challenged by technology and a rapid rate of change.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: three hours of ENG 200-212.
Three hours, three credits.

433 Small Group Communication
An investigation into the formal and informal elements of effective group communication, with emphasis on strategies for attaining common goals while enhancing the independence of individual members.
This course is designated by Ferrum College faculty to meet the entire Speaking Intensive requirement; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to be used by a student to complete the Speaking Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the speaking assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Three hours, three credits.

461 Professional Writing
A course designed to reinforce and extend undergraduate writing competency and to advance students to the composition proficiency demanded in business and other professions and in graduate programs. Students study and write expository and persuasive forms such as letters, memoranda, reports, and proposals.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher; junior or senior status.
Three hours, three credits.

498 Senior Seminar
This course draws upon students' prior experience in ENG 398: Junior Seminar, emphasizing further their expectations and objectives for professional development. The course combines a seminar approach with independent research and writing, involving both primary and secondary sources. The course will culminate in a thesis project and a public presentation of this project.
This course is designated Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for the course to count toward the Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive graduation requirements for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on writing and speaking assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 398 and senior standing.
Two hours, two credits.

499 Internship
Internships are normally spent off campus in work situations or voluntary service activities. They are carefully supervised and are designed to provide practical experience in areas of possible career interests.
Three, four, five or six credits. (One credit for every 100 hours worked.)