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ENG 107 Writing Craft: Introduction to Imaginative Writing (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

An introduction to the genres and craft of imaginative writing, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students will study and practice writing in various modes through composition, peer critique, and research. Lecture and workshop. Offers credit for the UK Core requirement in Intellectual Inquiry in Arts & Creativity. Fulfills ENG pre-major requirement and provides ENG minor credit.

ENG 161 Introduction to Literature (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Introduces students to an analytical rather than historical approach to literature in order to deepen students’ insight into the nature and purpose of literature.

ENG 203 Business Writing (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Provides instruction and experience in writing for business, industry and government. Emphasizes clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness in preparing letters, memos, and reports for specific audiences.
Pre-requisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102 (or Consent of Instructor) or ENG 105.

ENG 234 Introduction to Women’s Literature (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Introduces students to the rich body of women’s writing. Explores common and differing themes, attitudes, cultural norms, and gender identity evident in multiethnic, diverse societies through analysis and discussion of texts by women writers.
Pre-requisite: ENG 101.

ENG 264 Major Black Writers (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Provides a cross-cultural and historical approach to written and oral works by major Black authors of Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Includes writers such as Chinua Achebe (Africa), Wilson Harris(Caribbean), and Toni Morrison (USA).
Pre-requisite: ENG 101.

ENG 281 Introduction to Film (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Introduces the study of movies as a narrative art and a cultural document. Requires viewing of films outside of class.
Pre-requisite: ENG 101.

ENG 282 International Film Studies (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Enhances student awareness of how cinema has been used as a multicultural tool for observing/analyzing various aspects of a broad range of societies. Includes critical analysis and interpretation of films from various cultures. Explores the films’ countries of origin and the cinematic impacts upon the society and the world.

HUM 120 Introduction to Humanities (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Introduces students to at least five disciplines in the humanities, such as art, literature, dance, drama, cinema, philosophy, music, architecture, religion, and mythology. Explores distinctions and relationships between the disciplines through study of their basic methods, themes, and forms.

HUM 135 Introduction to Native American Literature (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Introduces the study of the oral and written literature of Native American peoples, emphasizing the cultural and historical context in which it was composed.

HUM 140 Introduction to Latino Literature (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Analyzes literary texts and other artistic expressions to reveal aspects of Latino cultures such as identity, immigration, indigeneity; relates literary developments and movements to the cultural, political, and religious experiences of Latinos in the U.S.; examines connections between minority writing and mainstream literary works.

HUM 150 Introduction to African Literature (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Presents a cross-cultural and historical approach to the oral and written works by major Black writers of Africa.

HUM 160 Introduction to Holocaust Literature and Film (Lecture 3 credit hrs.)

Analyzes literary texts, memoirs, film, and other artistic expressions of the Holocaust to focus on the cultural and political events that caused the Holocaust; examines how subsequent people represent what happened; explores the consequences of the Holocaust in terms of ethical and human rights issues; examines how issues of racism and religious intolerance occurred prior to and since the Holocaust; addresses the Holocaust in a comparative perspective to prior and subsequent acts of genocide in other countries.