Southeast Missouri State University

EN100: English Composition.
Focus on techniques of effective written expression. Prerequisite: EN 099 or appropriate score on University Placement Test. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (3)

EN140: Rhetoric and Critical Thinking.
Focus on effective written expression in the context of a liberal education; emphasis upon critical thinking and the research paper. Prerequisite: EN 100 or advanced placement. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (University Studies course) (3)

LI205: The Art of Film.
A study of the major artistic components of film and how those components are used to convey ideas or meanings. Prerequisite: EN100. Offered Fall and Spring. (University Studies Course) (3)

LI220: Fiction and the Human Experience.
A study of short stories and novels by significant writers past and present. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (University Studies course) (3)

LI221: Poetry and the Human Experience.
Focus on the elements of poetry and the techniques of interpretive reading in a survey of significant world poetry. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Spring only. (University Studies course) (3)

LI222: Mythic Dimensions of Literature.
A study of mythology and of literature with mythological themes. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Fall and Spring. (University Studies course) (3)

LI243: Children’s Literature.
Study of best forms of literature for children; development of criteria for judging children's books. Does not count for major or minor in English. Prerequisites: EN 100; EL 120 or CF 126. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (University Studies course) (3)

LI256: Variety of Literature.
A survey of literature in all its variety--short stories, novels, poems and drama. Emphasis on reading, analysis, and writing about literature. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (University Studies Course) (3)

IU309: Technical Writing for Science and Technology
This course will explore professional literacy by introducing forms, methods, standards, and issues central to scientific and technical writing in academic and workplace environments. (3)

UI306: The Film as History and Literature.
American film as both historical and literary document from its origins to the present time in feature films, television, and documentaries. Prerequisites: Development of a Major Civilization; Literary Expression. Offered Spring only. (University Studies course) (3)

UI332: Images of Women in Literature.
Investigation of the views of women which have prevailed and still prevail in literary thought.  Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Fall and Spring. (University Studies course) (3)

UI341: Victorian Studies.
Examination of literary, political, and scientific achievements in 19th century England. Prerequisite: Literary Expression.  Offered Fall of even years only. (University Studies course) (3)

UI431: Shakespeare's Tragedies & the Human Condition.
An interdisciplinary study of nine plays by Shakespeare as they relate to contemporary issues and events.  Prerequisite: Literary Expression. Offered Spring only. (University Studies course) (3)

UI432: Shakespeare's History Plays & Comedies & the Human Condition.
An interdisciplinary study of five history plays and four comedies by Shakespeare.  The plays will often be studied in the light of contemporary issues and events.  Prerequisite:  Literary Expression.  Offered Fall only. (University Studies course) (3)

UI435: Literature of Sport.
The literary and sociological study of the role, positive and negative, sport plays in American society. Offered Fall only. (University Studies course) (3)

UI500: History of the English Language.
Origin and development of the English language, including grammatical forms, principles of sound change, and growth of English vocabulary.  Prerequisite:  Completion of lower division University Studies core curriculum. Offered Fall only.  (University Studies course) (3)

UI501: Principles of Language.
Principles of Language is a study of the nature of language, including its systems, role in society, historical and social changes, the development of writing systems, first and second language acquisition process, the biological foundations of language, and artificial or machine languages. Offered Fall and Spring.  (University Studies course) (3)

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