Faulkner University offices will have a new phone system installed on Sept. 24. The university will be without voicemail until then.

English Courses

 

**Prerequisites for Literature Courses**

Prerequisites for literature survey courses are as follows: Completion of six (6) hours of composition (EH 1301 & EH 1302) or six (6) hours of any Great Books courses with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites for advanced literature courses (3000-4000-level) are as follows: Completion of three (3) hours of literature survey or nine (9) hours of any Great Books courses.

 

 

EH 0301 Fundamentals of Reading and Writing I

A review of grammar and vocabulary with extensive practice in reading comprehension and paragraph writing. Required of entering students who score below the established norm on the English Placement Test. Institutional credit. The purpose is to prepare students to succeed in EH 0302 (Fundamentals of Reading and Writing II). Does not substitute for the EH 1301 or EH 1302 requirements. A grade of C or higher is required to pass this course. Offered every semester.

EH 0302 Fundamentals of Reading and Writing II

A continuation of EH 0301 with emphasis on writing short essays. Required of entering students who score below the established norm on the English Placement Test or current students who have passed EH 0301 with a grade of C or higher. Institutional credit. The purpose is to prepare students to succeed in EH 1301 (English Composition I). Does not substitute for the EH 1301 or EH 1302 requirements. A grade of C or higher is required to pass this course. Offered every semester.

EH 1301 English Composition I

Primarily designed to develop the writing of essays, with attention to critical reading skills. A grade of C or higher is required to pass this course. Offered every semester.

EH 1302 English Composition II

The continuation of the reading and writing skills developed in EH 1301, with an emphasis on persuasive writing and argumentation. A major part of the course will be devoted to the development of research skills. A grade of C or higher is required to pass this course. Prerequisite: EH 1301 or equivalent. Offered every semester.

EH 1303 Speech Communication

Instruction and practice in the theory and skills of oral communication, such as the organization and delivery of short speeches, reading aloud in public, group discussion, critical listening, and evaluation. Offered every semester.

EH 2301 Survey of English Literature I

A chronological survey of English literature. Includes selected writers and writings from Beowulf to 1798. Prerequisites: EH 1301 and EH 1302 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. Offered every semester.

EH 2303 Survey of American Literature I

A chronological survey. Includes selected writings from William Bradford through Herman Melville. Prerequisites: EH 1301 and EH 1302 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. Offered every semester.

EH 2304 Survey of American Literature II

A chronological survey which includes selected writings from Walt Whitman through current American writers. Prerequisites: EH 1301 and EH 1302 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. Offered every semester.

EH 3300 Creative Writing

An introductory course in the writing of both poetry and short stories. Prerequisites: EH 1301 and EH 1302 with a grade of C or higher. Offered spring semester of odd years.

EH 3301 Advanced Composition

Emphasizes clear, consistent, logical writing. Designed for English majors as well as students entering business or going on to graduate or professional schools. Students taking this course will complete 40-60 pages of writing, primarily in research/critical analysis format. Prerequisites: EH 1301 and EH 1302 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. Offered every spring semester.

EH 3302 Fiction Writing

Emphasis will shift between discussion of the students’ work and close reading of established fiction writers from an anthology. Prerequisite: EH 3300 or permission of the instructor. Offered fall semester of odd years.

EH 3304 Poetry Writing

Emphasis will shift between discussion of the students’ work and close reading of established poets from an anthology. Prerequisite: EH 3300 or permission of the instructor. Offered fall semester of even years.

EH 3315 Technical Writing

A study of effective technical and professional communication that develops skills in proposal writing, technical report writing, document design, oral presentation, and basic research techniques through online and library sources. Students will read, write, and evaluate a number of short reports, including mechanism and product descriptions, instructions, abstracts and summaries, project proposals, and progress reports. Prerequisite: EH 1302 with grade of C or higher. Offered spring semester of even years.

EH 3321 Feature Writing

Feature Writing examines feature articles in newspapers, magazines, and television and Internet news presentations in order to illustrate key principles and elements of good feature writing. Students will write and critique their own feature articles and sharpen interviewing and researching skills necessary for successful feature writing. Through lectures, discussions, videotapes, and guest speakers, students will learn how to publish their articles and to explore career opportunities as feature writers. Prerequisite: EH 1302 with grade of C or higher. Offered fall semester of odd years.

EH 3345 Young Adult Literature

An introduction to literature appropriate for the adolescent reader. The course includes an overview of the history of young adult literature; an analysis of individual titles and characteristics; reading patterns and major concerns of adolescents; and methods for teaching reading and writing as they relate to literature in the secondary school. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey or equivalent. Offered spring semester of even years.

EH 3365 American Writers Since 1800

The course features major writers of fiction, poetry, or drama, as well as lesser known authors from 1800 to the present. Course content may vary with repeated offerings. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey or equivalent. Offered fall semester of even years.

EH 3375 British Writers Since 1800

The course features major writers of the British Isles as well as lesser-known authors from 1800 to the present. Course content may vary with repeated offerings. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey or equivalent. Offered spring semester of even years.

EH 4229 Materials and Methods in English Language Arts

The course focuses on the materials and methods of teaching as related to the field of English Language Arts and the purposes of education and characteristics of adolescents. Prerequisites: Admission into the teacher education program and concurrent enrollment in ED 4129. Offered every spring semester.

EH 4301 Literary Criticism

This course examines various literary texts from the viewpoints of major critical theories of analysis and interpretation. Students apply the diverse critical approaches as they read and respond in writing to assigned fiction, poetry, or drama. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey or equivalent. Offered fall semester of even years.

EH 4302 Advanced Fiction Writing

This course provides further opportunity for developing the skills begun in EH 3302. In place of the short exercises included in EH 3302, the student will complete a third full-length short story and will have at least three individual conferences with the instructor. Prerequisite: EH 3302 or permission of the instructor. Offered spring semester of even years.

EH 4304 Advanced Poetry Writing

This course provides further opportunity for developing the skills begun in EH 3304. Fewer exercises will be assigned, and the student will complete a thematic project of at least four original poems. Prerequisite: EH 3304 or permission of the instructor. Offered fall semester of odd years.

EH 4312 Internship

Students, with the aid of the instructor, will explore areas relevant to their special interests and receive on-the-job training through an internship. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered fall and spring semesters.

EH 4313 Shakespeare Survey

A study of the major plays including histories, tragedies, and comedies, as well as the sonnets. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered fall semester of odd years.

EH 4325 Studies in the Novel

The course will consist of close reading and analysis of selected American or British novels from various time periods. Course content may vary with repeated offerings. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered fall semester of odd years.

EH 4333 Chaucer and Medieval Studies

An examination of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, including The Canterbury Tales, and other major writings of the period with a view toward understanding social, political, and spiritual connections between the literary texts and medieval English society. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered spring semester of odd years.

EH 4345 Film as Literature

This course provides a forum to think about film as a literary production through discussion, analysis, critique, and composition. Students will write popular reviews and analytical responses, as well as a documented research project. Students will be exposed to a variety of films in multiple genres with a special emphasis on contemporary film. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered fall semester of even years.

EH 4351 Studies in the English Language

An introduction to the study of the English language, including the history of English. Emphasis will be placed on how the language works and on ways to describe it. Designed primarily for people interested in English, foreign language, and communications. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered spring semester of even years.

EH 4353 Christian Modernists

This course examines literature from Christian writers in the modern period with a view toward understanding the works as aesthetic expressions and responses to the distinct concerns of the period, including empiricism, political and personal sovereignty, subjectivism, and naturalism. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered spring semester of odd years.

EH 4361 Special Topics

This course will be a seminar featuring significant figures, movements, or issues in literature, language studies, or rhetoric with special attention to the methods and materials of scholarship. Other examples include legal writing, writing about social sciences or other disciplines, and reading and writing in cyberspace. Content varies with repeated offerings. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered as scheduled on sufficient demand.

EH 4365 World Literature

A close examination of classic and modern works. Content will vary. Prerequisite: Three (3) hours of literature survey. Offered fall semester of odd years.

 

Special Courses

EH 2099/3099 Individual Study

The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study, or creative expression. Conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitation. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as appropriate. EH 2099 is open only to sophomores; EH 3099 is open to juniors and seniors. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1 – 3) will be set by the department head and approved by the Dean.