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English Language & Literature

AML 1600   AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H). This course is designed to survey the major fiction, poetry, drama, and essays of selected African-American writers through the twenty-first century. It emphasizes issues and ideas that have influenced African-American literary expression and explores personal responses to the African-American experience as reflected in American culture. It examines African-American literature through four periods: Slavery, The Civil War and Reconstruction, The Harlem Renaissance, and the Contemporary Period. It traces human experiences as they unfold in African-American literature and American culture, while also exploring the historical background, social issues, and diverse ideologies of each period. This course requires substantial reading, library research, and the composition of the research paper. 47 contact hours.

AML 2001   INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN FOLKLORE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or a satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. A survey of the major aspects of American folklore. This course is designed to increase the student's general knowledge of folklore in the United States; to familiarize the student with major techniques for collecting, editing, and evaluating folklore; to familiarize the student with major scholarship in the field; and to develop within the student a sense of appreciation of folklore. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

AML 2010   AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (IDS 1101H or ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H) and (REA 0017 or EAP 1695) or appropriate score on the placement test. This is a course designed to survey American literature to 1865, with special emphasis on Romanticism and Realism as well as methods of library research, writing of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. Included are selected works of major writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both AML 2010 and AML 2010H. 47 contact hours.

AML 2010H   HONORS AMERICAN LITERATURE I

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1101 and appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the dean. This course is designed to be a humanistic and interdisciplinary study of American literature from its origins in the 17th Century through the 19th Century. Special emphasis will be given to the literary movements of 19th Century Romanticism and Realism. Representative selections from each period are critically examined for interpretation, historical background, artistic qualities, and philosophy, with emphasis on human values and application to life. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections will also be encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both AML 2010H and AML 2010. 47 contact hours.

AML 2020   AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO PRESENT

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (IDS 1101H or ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H) and (REA 0017 or EAP 1695) or appropriate score on the placement test. This is a course designed to survey American literature from 1865 to the present. Included are selected works of major writers such as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, T. S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor, James Baldwin, James Dickey, and Sylvia Plath. This course also stresses methods of library research and emphasizes writing of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. American Literature to 1865 is not necessarily a prerequisite to this course. Credit is not given for both AML 2020 and AML 2020H. 47 contact hours.

AML 2020H   HONORS AMERICAN LITERATURE II

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) or (IDS 1101H or ENC 1121H and acceptance into the Honors College ) or approval of the program director. This course is designed to be an interdisciplinary study of American literature from the 19th century to the present. Special emphasis will be given to the literary movements of the 19th and 20th century. Representative selections from each period are critically examined for interpretation, historical background, artistic qualities, and philosophy, with emphasis on human values and application to life. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections will also be encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both AML 2020H and AML 2020. 47 contact hours.

CRW 2001   CREATIVE WRITING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H. This course is offered for students desiring experience in such forms as the short story, poetry, the novel, etc. and is conducted under workshop conditions. The class will discuss outstanding contemporary writers’ work as patterns and also read and analyze the student writing assignments. Each student may specialize in one literary form in a term project, as determined in conference with the instructor. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

CRW 2100   FICTION WORKSHOP

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CRW 2001 or permission of the dean. This course, offered for students desiring experience in the writing of fiction, is conducted under workshop conditions. The class will discuss outstanding contemporary fiction writers' work as positive examples, explore the elements of both short stories and novels, and analyze student fiction in a workshop situation. Term project will consist of a collection of stories or part of a novel, the parameters of which will be determined by the instructor. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

CRW 2300   POETRY WORKSHOP

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CRW 2001 or permission of the dean. This course, offered for students desiring experience in the writing of poetry, is conducted under workshop conditions. The class will discuss outstanding contemporary poets' work as positive examples, explore the elements of both formal and free verse poetry, and analyze student poetry in a workshop situation. Term project will consist of a collection of poems, the parameters of which will be determined by the instructor. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

ENC 0015   DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING I

credits: 0  

This course was formerly ENC 0010. This college preparatory course is designed to develop skills in grammar, usage, mechanics, sentence structure, and vocabulary by means of practice in sentence construction and paragraph development. It is intended to prepare students for successful completion of other college-preparatory and college-level courses in writing. (Note: ENC 0015 may not be taken concurrently with ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H.) Five class and laboratory hours weekly. 77 contact hours.

ENC 0025   DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING II

credits: 0  

This course # was formerly ENC 0020. Prerequisite: ENC 0015 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test. This college preparatory course is designed to improve basic writing skills in grammar, usage, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, and vocabulary by means of practice in paragraphs and short essays. It is intended to prepare students for successful completion of college-level writing courses in English. 77 contact hours.

ENC 0027   DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING II

credits: 0  

Prerequisites: (REA 0001 or REA 0007) and (ENC 0010 or ENC 0015) each with a minimum grade of C; or appropriate scores on SPC placement test; or approval of Program Administrator. This developmental course provides integrated reading and writing instruction. The skills taught in this course include literal comprehension, critical comprehension, vocabulary, and Standard American English grammar and usage. Students will improve their skills through reading selected passages, including textbook selections, and by composing effective paragraphs and essays in a variety of rhetorical modes. This course is intended to prepare students for successful completion of college-level courses requiring intensive reading and writing. 92 contact hours.

ENC 0056   BASIC WRITING II: MY BRIDGE TO SUCCESS

credits: 0  

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or permission of a Communications Department program administrator. This college preparatory course is designed to improve basic writing skills in grammar, diction and usage, punctuation, sentence structure and variety, and paragraph and essay composition using course modules. Course strategies will include one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, and computer instruction in a lab setting. A diagnostic assessment will determine placement into course modules as well as exit requirements. This course is intended to prepare students for successful completion of college-level writing courses in English. 17 contact hours minimum.

ENC 1101   COMPOSITION I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025) and (prerequisite or corequisite REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate scores on the Writing and Reading placement tests. This course is designed to develop composition skills. It emphasizes the development of the multi-paragraph essay and includes practice in information retrieval from electronic and other sources, as well as in the selection, restriction, organization, and development of topics. It also offers the student opportunities to improve proficiency with sentence structure, diction, and mechanics. Selected writing samples are examined as models of form and as sources of ideas for the student's own writing. Conferences provide individual instruction. Sections of computer-assisted and individualized instruction are offered. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: ENC 1101, ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H. 47 contact hours.

ENC 1102   COMPOSITION II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 with a minimum grade of C or ENC 1121H with a minimum grade of C) and (REA 0017 with a minimum grade of C or EAP 1695 with a minimum grade of C) or appropriate scores on the English and Reading placement test. This course builds upon the skills developed in Composition I. It provides further instruction in the planning, organization, and writing of essays. It stresses methods of library research including information retrieval from electronic sources, and emphasizes writing of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. The reading includes selections from at least two forms of literature. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both ENC 1102 and ENC 1122H. 47 contact hours.

ENC 1121H   HONORS COMPOSITION I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or approval of the dean. This is a course designed to develop the expository writing skills of academically talented students so they can write effectively. It emphasizes prewriting techniques, organizational techniques, and essay writing techniques. Conferences are provided for individualized instruction. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: ENC 1121H, ENC 1101 or IDS 1101H. 47 contact hours.

ENC 1122H   HONORS COMPOSITION II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the dean. This course builds upon the skills developed in Honors Composition. It provides the academically talented student further opportunity to learn to write effectively. It emphasizes writing papers of literary interpretation, using the library, finding and evaluating primary and secondary source material, and employing that material in formally documented research papers. Conferences for individualized instruction are provided. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: ENC 1122H or ENC 1102. 47 contact hours.

ENC 2210   TECHNICAL WRITING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H. This course is offered for students desiring experience in various types of technical writing, such as process reports, investigative reports, feasibility studies, instructions, memoranda, and letters. Concentration is on practice in analyzing and developing reports, in collecting and organizing data, and in preparing the formal and informal report. This course has value in the fields of business administration, military, engineering, health, hospitality, law enforcement, architecture, building construction, and science. Assignments are related to the individual interest of the student. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

ENG 2100   INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or a satisfactory score on the SPC Placement Test. This course is a general survey of motion pictures emphasizing the synthesis of the dramatic, narrative, artistic, and technical components of the medium. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

ENG 2103   WORLD CINEMA

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test. This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the cinematic arts of countries from around the world. Emphasis will be given to the works of the acknowledged masters of foreign cinema including, but not limited to, those from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. This course will focus on the spiritual, intellectual and moral issues that unite humankind worldwide in the 21st century as well as the techniques in editing and mise en scene that affect film’s impact upon an audience. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

ENL 2012   BRITISH LITERATURE I (to 1800)

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ((ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) and (REA 0017 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the placement test.)) This course is a humanistic study of British literature from Anglo-Saxon times through the 18th Century. Representative selections from each period are studied for interpretation, background, artistic qualities, and ethical meaning, with emphasis on human values and application to life. This course also stresses methods of library research and emphasizes composition of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both ENL 2012 and ENL 2012H. 47 contact hours.

ENL 2012H   HONORS BRITISH LITERATURE I (to 1800)

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (IDS 1101H or ENC 1121H) or (IDS 1101H or ENC 1121H and acceptance into the Honors College ) or approval of the program director. This course is a humanistic and interdisciplinary study of British literature from the 8th through the 18th Century. Representative authors and selections from each period are studied for interpretation, background, artistic qualities, and ethical meaning, with emphasis on human values. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis using primary and secondary sources. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections are encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both ENL 2012H and ENL 2012. 47 contact hours.

ENL 2022   BRITISH LITERATURE II (Since 1800)

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) and (REA 0017 or EAP 1695) or appropriate score on the SPC placement test. This course is a study of British literature of the 19th and 20th centuries from the same approach as that of British Literature I. This course also stresses methods of library research and emphasizes composition of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. British Literature I is not necessarily a prerequisite to this course. 47 contact hours.

LIT 1330   LITERATURE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or a satisfactory score on the placement test. This is a course designed to acquaint the student with books and other literary media suitable for young children. Talks, exhibits, films, and projects will be of special interest to future teachers, parents, and others who work with young children. This course counts for credit towards early childhood education for the Pinellas County License Board. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2090   CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course is a multicultural study of representative nonfiction and fiction since 1980. Emphasis is on the issues and ideas that have shaped contemporary society. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2110   WORLD LITERATURE I (Ancient World Through Renaissance)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) and (REA 0017 or appropriate score on the placement test or EAP 1695). This course is designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays of world literature from the Ancients through the Renaissance. Emphasis is on the intellectual and moral issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This course also emphasizes methods of library research and composition of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both LIT 2110 and LIT 2110H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2110H   HONORS WORLD LITERATURE I

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate scores on the SPC placement test.) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This course is designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays of world literature from the Ancients through the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on the intellectual and moral issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This honors course will include personalized experiences, collaborative learning experiences and an emphasis on analysis and synthesis of abstract questions relating to world literature. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis using primary and secondary sources. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections are encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both LIT 2110 and LIT 2110H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2120   WORLD LITERATURE II (Renaissance to the Present)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) and (REA 0017 or appropriate score on the placement test or EAP 1695.) This is a course designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays world literature from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on the intellectual, philosophical, and cultural issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This course also emphasizes research and composition of the research paper and the essay of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. World Literature I is not a prerequisite for this course. Credit is only given for LIT 2120 or LIT 2120H or IDS 1102H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2120H   HONORS WORLD LITERATURE II (RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate score on the SPC placement test.) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This course is designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays of world literature from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on the intellectual, philosophical, and cultural issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This course also emphasizes methods of library research and the writing of a research paper and a paper of literary interpretation. This honors course will include personalized experiences, collaborative learning experiences and an emphasis on analysis and synthesis of abstract questions relating to world literature. It will also explore alternative modes of literature represented by media adaptations of works of literature. Students will investigate global perspectives and discussion on political, social and cultural issues as they appear in world literature from the Renaissance to the present. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. LIT 2110H is not a prerequisite for this course. Credit is only given for LIT 2120H or LIT 2120 or IDS 1102H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2174   LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST

credits: 3  
This course is a study of literary responses to the Holocaust through works of fiction, autobiography, poetry, and essays by European and American writers. Emphasis is on analysis and interpretation of various prose and poetic forms, as well as students' critical responses to them. Background readings will help determine the political, sociological and historical ideologies that helped breed the atmosphere in which the moral catastrophe of the Holocaust occurred. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2380   INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN WRITERS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the placement test. This course is an introductory study of representative works of women authors. Emphasis will be placed on the issues that have shaped, or arisen from, the literary contributions of women in world societies. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2950   STUDY ABROAD IN LITERATURE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or EAP 1695, or appropriate score on the CPT or permission of program director. This course, exclusively for students in the Cambridge International Summer Schools Programs, is designed to offer literary topics of special interest to students combined with actual travel and study on-site at one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities. Such course offerings include the study of literary history, genres and authors as detailed in the Cambridge catalogue. Variable content depending on the Cambridge course listings for the respective summer term is designated. The course includes lectures, discussions, field trips and multiple writing experiences. In addition, the course involves extensive orientation and preparation plus careful monitoring of student work and progress while at Cambridge.


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