Southeast Missouri State University

EN001: Writing Portfolio.
A non-credit forum for undergraduate English B.A. majors (Literature and Writing) to complete the portfolio requirement of that degree program.  Students will finalize revisions of the documents they have been accumulating throughout their undergraduate careers.  The course number EN 001 will appear on the Degree Audit.  Offered in the Fall and Spring. (0)

EN099: Introduction to Composition.
In-class workshop and individual tutorials in written communication.  Students who do not earn a grade of 'C' or better are given "no credit" and must repeat the course.  For students who score below requisite level on University Placement Test. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (3)

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)

EN201: Writing About Literature.
Focuses primarily on the writing process within the academic discipline of literature.  Emphasis on various critical theories of reading and their application to the writing process as well as to research in the field of English studies at the undergraduate level. Offered in the Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: EN140. (3)

EN275: Introduction to Creative Writing.
Theory and Practice in various forms of poetry and short fiction. Offered in the Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: EN140. (3)

EN311: Literary Manuscript Editing Practicum.
A skills course for students who wish to study and practice the proofreading and copyediting of manuscripts which will include literary magazines, independent-press novels and poetry collections, memos, brochures, newsletters, advertising, and mass-media articles. Offered in the Spring only. (3)

EN375: Intermediate Creative Writing.
For undergraduates who desire to improve their imaginative writing in fiction and poetry.  In addition to special problems assigned, students will complete a portfolio of their work. Offered in the Summer only. (3)

EN376: Advanced Composition.
Writing techniques in stylistics, expository forms, analyses and criticism.  Rhetorical emphasis on writer and audience.  Prerequisites: EN140; any 200-level literature course. Offered in the Fall and Spring. (3)

EN378: Grammars of English.
Traditional and modern American grammar and usage. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered in the Fall and Spring. (3)

EN379: Composition in the Secondary School.
Reviews current composition theory; emphasis on examining students' writing processes and on practical matters of high school composition instruction: design, evaluation, and sequencing of assignments. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered in the Fall only. (3)

EN380: An Analysis of Writing Skills in the Elementary School.
Studies types of children's writings, evaluation techniques, and teacher's role in (1) identifying and developing children's writing readiness; (2) introducing children to writing; and (3) motivating children to write.  Prerequisites: EN140; any 200-level literature course. Offered in the Spring only. (3)

EN381: Language Acquisition.
Introduction to theories of language acquisition, stages in language development, a thorough description of the language of children, and methods of evaluating and extending children's language skills.  Prerequisites: EB140; any 200-level literature course. Offered in the Fall only. (3)

EN423/623:  Visual Rhetoric
Advanced study of rhetorical and design techniques for technical writing. (3)

EN424/624:  Editing and Research in Professional Writing
Practicum in the forms of research commonly performed by professional writers, such as historical and data fact-checking; analysis of and collaboration with authorial style; and usage of CMS, APA, and online style manuals. (3)

EN435: Internship in English.
Practical experience in writing in a professional organization. Prerequisites: English major; 75 hours; 9 hours in major option; cumulative GPA of 2.75; major GPA of 3.0. Offered in the Fall and Spring. (3)

EN445/645: Advanced Literary Publishing
Principles, techiques, and theories in the production of literary books, including history of cover art, collaborative typography, special problems in editing and bookmarketing, review writing, contracts, budgets, and grantwriting. (3)

EN470: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry.
For undergraduate students who wish to create imaginative writing in poetry, including open form, the formal poem, and the prose poem. In addition to workshop sessions and special problems assigned in class, at least eight imaginative works in poetry must be completed during the term.  Prerequisites: EN 140 or equivalent; EN 275 or consent of instructor; any 200-level literature course except LI 243. Offered in the Spring only. (3)

EN478: Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction.
For undergraduate students who wish to create imaginative writing in fiction, including traditional and experimental short stories, novels, and drama. In addition to workshop sessions and special problems assigned in class, at least two imaginative works in fiction must be completed during the term.  Prerequisites: EN 140 or equivalent; EN 275 or consent of instructor; any 200-level literature class except LI 243. Offered in the Fall only. (3)

EN486: Sociolinguistics.
Study of language in context, particularly dialects, bilingualism, multilingualism, speech communities, genderlects, and regional/social variations as they relate to linguistic variables.  On-campus course, which is also a synchronically interactive telecommunications course.  Computer literacy and email access required.  Offered in the Spring only. (3)

EN535: Rhetorical Theory and Written Discourse
Historical survey of rhetorical theory (Aristotle to the moderns), with emphasis on critical examination of tests. (3)

EN550: Style in Writing.
Theory and practice of style in written expression, analyzing styles of writers representing various periods and types of writing; focus on the development of style in the student's own writing. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course, except LI243. Offered in the Spring only. (3)

EN600: Orientation Seminar for Teaching Assistants.
Review of epistemological evolution of composition instruction, primary composition theories, and the sources of cognitive-based theory. Application of the phenomenological mode in designing a freshman composition program. Pedagogical procedure from the first class meeting to the final examination. Offered in the Summer only. (3)

EN601: Research in English Studies.
Provides research strategies that will enable students to work more proficiently in the profession.  In addition, addresses thesis writing, the prospectus, proposals, and the scholarly paper. Offered in the Spring only. (3)

EN606: Topics, Issues, and Trends in English.
Directed study of special topics, issues and trends in English through seminars, forums, etc. Offered in the Summer only. (3)

EN615: Practicum in Teaching Creative Writing.
For graduate students whjo wish to gain mentored experience in teaching introductory creative writing and facilitating a writing workshop within the classroom setting of EN275.  Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the mentoring instructor. (3)

EN670: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry.
For graduate students who wish to create imaginative writing in poetry, including open form, the formal poem, and the prose poem. In addition to workshop sessions and special problems assigned in class, at least eight imaginative works in poetry must be completed during the term.  EN670 may be taken up to 6 hours.  Offered Spring only. (3)

EN678: Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction.
For graduate students who wish to create imaginative writing in fiction, including traditional and experimental fiction, novellas, and novels.  In addition to workshop sessions and special problems assigned in class, at least 40 pages of well-revised fiction must be completed during the term.  EN678 may be taken up to 6 hours.  Offered in the Fall only. (3)

EN686: Sociolinguistics.
The study of dialects, bilingualism, multilingualism, speech communities, and regional/social variations as they relate to linguistic variables.  An on-campus course, which is also a synchronically interactive telecommunications course.  Computer literacy and email access required.  Offered Spring only. (3)

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