English Department

Haskell English Requirements

The General Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Associate of Arts Degree, and Associate of Science Degree include English 101 (English I:  Composition and Rhetoric) and English 102 (English II:  Composition and Literature).  All students at Haskell are required to pass these two courses.

The English department also offers courses that fulfill the Humanities Distribution Requirement of all degrees, English 210 (Themes and Issues) and English 212 (American Indian Literature).  The following 300-level English courses also fulfill humanities distribution requirements:  310, 340, 341, 343, 344, 410, 411.  All but ENGL 310 are cross-listed with the American Indian Studies department.

Creative writing courses fulfill elective hours for the AA or AS degrees and lower-division elective credits for Bachelor degrees.

English 315, Grammar for Composition, is in-depth study of writing for academic and professional audiences.  It fulfills an elective credit for all degree programs.

The Courses

ENGL 090 Basic Composition.  An intensive preparatory course in composing, analyzing, and revising sentences and paragraphs.  Grammar and writing processes are reviewed.  5 credits

ENGL 101 English I:  Composition and Rhetoric.   Study and practice in the writing process, with attention to (1 the principles of unity and coherence; (2 methods of development in paragraphs and essays; (3 critical reading of narration, description, exposition, and argument; and (4 analysis of tone and meaning.  Prerequisite: Placement or satisfactory completion of Basic Composition.  3 credits

ENGL 102 English II:  Composition and Literature.  An examination of selected fiction, verse, and drama (optional) leading to critical analysis; continued practice in composition.  The aims of the course are twofold: to enable students to experience literature more fully and to provide opportunities for them to express--and to sharpen--their critical awareness through discussion and writing.  The course addresses two questions: how does one read imaginative literature, and what approaches and techniques are useful in analyzing it.  Prerequisite: English I.  3 credits

ENGL 104 Honors English.  A combination of the rhetorical and literary critical aims of English I and English II with a more extensive and challenging curriculum.  This course introduces students to the study of selected masterpieces of world literature from a variety of genres and periods with the aim of developing critical reading and writing skills.  Prerequisite: One of the following criteria must be met prior to enrollment in this course: 1) and ACT English score of at least "25"; 2) an advanced placement examination English score of "3"; or 3) adequate performance (passing or above ) on a freshman honors placement examination administered by the English Department (note: to be eligible to take the honors English placement examination students must a) either have a score of between "17" and "21" on the English portion of the ACT examination and be placed in English I or b) have an advanced placement English examination score of 3 credits

ENGL 120 Creative Writing   Instruction and work in writing poetry and short fiction, with emphasis on the basic elements of both genres.  Both analytical and creative assignments are required of students.  Does not fulfill a humanities requirement. 3 credits

ENGL 210 Themes and Issues in Literature.  Study of a major concern in several genres and various periods of literature.  Continued practice in composition.  The purpose is to develop reading and writing abilities further and to encourage a coherent approach to significant topics and issues in imaginative literature.  Prerequisite: English II.  3 credits

ENGL 220 Fiction Writing I  This course offers study and practice in the writing of fiction, and critical approaches to the genre.  Special attention is given to employing the elements of fiction in original work and as the basis for discussion in critical work, both written and oral.  The course also offers opportunity for extensive reading writing, and critical thinking.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 120 or permission of instructor.  3 credits

ENGL 221 Fiction Writing II This course continues the study and practice of fiction writing and critical approaches to the genre.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 220.

ENGL 222 Poetry Writing I  This course offers study and practice in the writing of poetry, with attention to form and content.  The historic range of verse, from the Renaissance sonnet form to the contemporary prose poem, will be taught, as well as the joining of subject matter to appropriate form.  In addition, critical reading of poetry and methods of revision will be included.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 120 or permission of instructor.  3 credits.

ENGL 223 Poetry Writing II  this course continues study and practice in the writing processs of poetry, with attention to form and content.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 222.

ENGL 310 Short Fiction  This course traces the development of the short story.  Major authors of the past and present will be studied, as well as the structural characteristics of the genre.  This is a junior- or senior-level course.  Prerequisites:  ENGL 210 or 212 or THEAT 203.  3 credits

ENGL 315  Grammar for Composition  Traditional grammar for student who find upon completing the required sequence of freshman composition courses that they need additional development of their abilities in composition, especially those required for effective revising, proofreading, and editing.  Attention to the relation between syntax and clarity and between clarity and rhetorical effectiveness.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 102

ENGL Environmental Writing  Survey of nature and environmental writers with attention to their underlying philosophies about ecology.  Techniques of writing about the environment, both objectively and subjectively, also are covered.  Prerequisite:  any 200- or 300-level English course