Language Arts Education (B.A., B.S.)

Required Courses in English 20 hours
Language Arts Education Major (70-72 hours)

Topics in World Literature (choose one of the following):

4 hours
Literature Elective (choose one of the following): 4 hours
Writing Elective (choose one of the following): 4 hours
Linguistics Elective (choose one of the following): 4 hours
Rhetoric:

ENG 2600 Introduction to Ancient Rhetoric

4 hours
Required Courses in Communication Studies 8 hours
COMM 1250 Introduction to Communication Studies or
COMM 1510 Intercultural Communication
4 hours
COMM 2300 Communication Theory 4 hours
Required Courses in Journalism 5 hours
JOURN 2610 News Reporting 4 hours
JOURN 2690 Journalism Laboratory
 
1 hour
Required Courses in Theatre Arts 13-15 hours
THTRE 1020 Script Analysis 3 hours
Directing Requirements

THTRE 2500 Directing I and
THTRE 3500 Directing II

6 hours
Acting Elective (choose one of the following): 1-3 hours
Scenography Requirement

THTRE 1400 Stagecraft

3 hours
Required Language Arts Methods Courses 9 hours
EDUC 2690/ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature 3 hours
EDUC 3260 Methods for Teaching English in 7-12 3 hours
EDUC 3390 Methods for Teaching Reading and Writing in 7-12 3 hours
Capstone Courses 15 hours
EDUC 4870 Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School 14 hours
EDUC 4990 Student Teaching Seminar 1 hour

 

COMM 1250 Introduction to Communication Studies (4 hours)

This course is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to effectively communicate in public, private and professional settings. The course will focus on a broad base of communication theory, concepts and skills and offer students the opportunity to apply those skills.  Students will explore several models of communication, including: invitational, persuasive, dialogic, conflict management, group and interpersonal. Students will explore the foundations of the communication discipline as well as the influence of communication scholars across public and private realms. Once they have developed an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of effective communication; students will develop the skills necessary to overcome the barriers to effective communication.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
COMM 1510 Intercultural Communication (4 hours)

The study of cultural differences that influence the exchange of meaning between individuals and groups of different cultural and/or racial backgrounds. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the uniqueness of cultures and the resulting variations in communication styles and preferences, and to provide strategies and skills for successfully communicating across cultural barriers. Students will spend at least 20 hours during the semester working with community agencies serving clients from different cultures. (Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
COMM 2300 Communication Theory (4 hours)

Students will explore theories and research questions investigated by social scientists interested in the processes of human communication.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
(Normally offered each semester.)

EDUC 2690 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)

See ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
EDUC 3260 Methods for Teaching English in 7-12 (3 hours)

A diagnostic view of all elements pertinent to teaching English in middle and secondary schools. Strong practical emphasis will be placed on the proportional and organized development of middle and secondary English courses, realistic presentation of materials, and the practical and varied methods of testing appropriate to such courses.
Prerequisite(s):  Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

EDUC 3390 Methods for Teaching Reading and Writing in 7-12 (3 hours)

A course focusing on the methodology, processes, and content of reading and writing at the secondary school level. Particular attention is given to strategies effective in teaching developmental reading and writing, content area reading and writing, and basic skills in diagnosis and remediation. Laboratory experiences are provided. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
EDUC 4870 Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School (7-14 hours)

Students work with one or more regular teachers in a secondary school. They attend the student teaching seminar and conference with their college supervisor as directed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of preliminary student teaching requirements or approval of the department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
EDUC 4990 Student Teaching Seminar (1 hour)

A capstone course that meets biweekly for two hours to focus on two areas: first, to provide a structured and safe environment to dialogue about student teaching successes and concerns; and second, invited speakers, students and the instructor will discuss topics most pertinent to student teaching, how to obtain a teaching position, and critical issues for the beginning teacher. Topics include educational law, morals and ethics, student/teacher/parent rights and responsibilites, establishing and maintaining positive communication with the staff and community, as well as interviewing and job search skills.
Corequisite(s): Student teaching or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ENG 2050 Introduction to British Literature (4 hours)

A survey of British literature that provides a historical perspective to British writers and genres, from the middle ages to the present.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2070 Introduction to U.S. Literature (4 hours)

A survey course providing a historical perspective on the culture of the United States through the study of its literature from its historical beginnings to the present.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing
(Normally offered every spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing (4 hours)

An introduction to the writing of fiction with an emphasis upon a variety of forms, techniques, and narrative voices. Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing (4 hours)

An introduction to the writing of poetry with an emphasis upon a variety of forms and techniques. Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2200 Topics in World Literature: Sexualities (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Cross listed with GEND 2200.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.
(Normally offered every fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Gender and Sexuality Thread
ENG 2210 Topics in World Literature: Families and Communities (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2220 Topics in World Literature: Nationalism and Identity (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 2230 Topics in World Literature: Democracy (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
ENG 2240 Topics in World Literature: Revolution and Radical Change (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 2250 Topics in World Literature: Health and Illness (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
ENG 2260 Topics in World Literature: Religious Experience (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Science and Religion Thread
ENG 2270 Topics in World Literature: Environment (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Humans in the Natural Environment Thread
ENG 2280 Topics in World Literature: Ethics and Justice (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2510 Introduction to Linguistics (4 hours)

Students study principles of linguistic analysis and survey various theories of English grammar. Topics include: English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and subfields of linguistics.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

ENG 2520 History of English (4 hours)

An introductory course in the historical and grammatical development of Modern English from Old English and Middle English.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

ENG 2600 Introduction to Ancient Rhetoric (4 hours)

Students will study the early history of rhetoric, drawing upon the Greek and Roman traditions and those of at least one additional culture. Students will focus on the major tenets of these rhetorical traditions, enabling them to analyze a variety of texts from multiple cultural perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)

A survey study of instructional materials of special interest to the junior and senior high school age. Examination of various sources of print and nonprint materials.  Includes bibliotherapy, book-talk techniques, notable authors/producers, and prize winning materials. Discussion of censorship, controversial issues, selection criteria, and the tools to keep abreast of the field.
Cross-listed with EDUC 2690 Young Adult Literature.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ENG 3020 Studies in Writing (4 hours)

The focus of this course is on the writing process and its product, as applied to a particular genre (scriptwriting, risk fiction, risk poetry, creative nonfiction, the essay, biography) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates. Students may request Chair approval to repeat this course for credit with a different genre.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3150 Professional and Community Writing (2 or 4 hours)

An advanced writing workshop covering rhetorical principles (invention, arrangement, style, presentation) of various disciplines. Students will complete writing projects related to their professional and civic interests.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
(Normally offered fall of even-numbered years.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
JOURN 2610 News Reporting (4 hours)

An introductory course in journalism concentrating upon basic techniques of news gathering and writing, including a basic history of news media.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
JOURN 2690 Journalism Laboratory (1 hour)

Working session during which staff members produce the weekly newspaper, The Yip. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours. Pass/Fail only.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
THTRE 1020 Script Analysis (3 hours)

This is a fundamental course in the systematic analysis of dramatic texts. It is designed to equip theatre arts majors and minors with the textual expertise and vocabulary needed for academic discussion and artistic collaboration. Students will read and research a series of scripts in order to investigate the process in which a play develops from page to performance. Emphasis will also be given to how directors, designers, performers, and spectators individually and collaboratively engage with and utilize a dramatic text during each phase of the pre-rehearsal, rehearsal, and performance process.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

THTRE 1300 Acting I (3 hours)

This introductory acting course focuses on building physical, vocal, intellectual, and intuitive foundations for actors. Through discovery exercises, students increase their awareness of the fundamentals of contemporary acting and apply these concepts to monologue and scene work.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1400 Stagecraft (3 hours)

A course introducing students to all technical aspects of theatre production including scenery, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, and costuming. Particular emphasis is placed on practical knowledge of scenery, property construction techniques, and the materials used. Students must participate in a laboratory theatre experience.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1760 Practicum: Acting (0-2 hours)

Students earn credit for learning acting techniques and character portrayal while working on theatre productions under direct faculty supervision. Registration in the course does not guarantee casting.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

THTRE 2500 Directing I (3 hours)

A study of the theories and techniques of directing. Students will direct several short scenes.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 1020 Script Analysis.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
THTRE 3500 Directing II (3 hours)

Students will direct under supervision a one-act play or (with instructor's permission) a full-length play. This course may be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 2500 Directing I.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
COMM 1250 Introduction to Communication Studies (4 hours)

This course is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to effectively communicate in public, private and professional settings. The course will focus on a broad base of communication theory, concepts and skills and offer students the opportunity to apply those skills.  Students will explore several models of communication, including: invitational, persuasive, dialogic, conflict management, group and interpersonal. Students will explore the foundations of the communication discipline as well as the influence of communication scholars across public and private realms. Once they have developed an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of effective communication; students will develop the skills necessary to overcome the barriers to effective communication.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
COMM 1510 Intercultural Communication (4 hours)

The study of cultural differences that influence the exchange of meaning between individuals and groups of different cultural and/or racial backgrounds. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the uniqueness of cultures and the resulting variations in communication styles and preferences, and to provide strategies and skills for successfully communicating across cultural barriers. Students will spend at least 20 hours during the semester working with community agencies serving clients from different cultures. (Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
COMM 2300 Communication Theory (4 hours)

Students will explore theories and research questions investigated by social scientists interested in the processes of human communication.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
(Normally offered each semester.)

EDUC 2690 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)

See ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
EDUC 3260 Methods for Teaching English in 7-12 (3 hours)

A diagnostic view of all elements pertinent to teaching English in middle and secondary schools. Strong practical emphasis will be placed on the proportional and organized development of middle and secondary English courses, realistic presentation of materials, and the practical and varied methods of testing appropriate to such courses.
Prerequisite(s):  Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

EDUC 3390 Methods for Teaching Reading and Writing in 7-12 (3 hours)

A course focusing on the methodology, processes, and content of reading and writing at the secondary school level. Particular attention is given to strategies effective in teaching developmental reading and writing, content area reading and writing, and basic skills in diagnosis and remediation. Laboratory experiences are provided. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
EDUC 4870 Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School (7-14 hours)

Students work with one or more regular teachers in a secondary school. They attend the student teaching seminar and conference with their college supervisor as directed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of preliminary student teaching requirements or approval of the department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
EDUC 4990 Student Teaching Seminar (1 hour)

A capstone course that meets biweekly for two hours to focus on two areas: first, to provide a structured and safe environment to dialogue about student teaching successes and concerns; and second, invited speakers, students and the instructor will discuss topics most pertinent to student teaching, how to obtain a teaching position, and critical issues for the beginning teacher. Topics include educational law, morals and ethics, student/teacher/parent rights and responsibilites, establishing and maintaining positive communication with the staff and community, as well as interviewing and job search skills.
Corequisite(s): Student teaching or permission of the department chair.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ENG 2050 Introduction to British Literature (4 hours)

A survey of British literature that provides a historical perspective to British writers and genres, from the middle ages to the present.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2070 Introduction to U.S. Literature (4 hours)

A survey course providing a historical perspective on the culture of the United States through the study of its literature from its historical beginnings to the present.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing
(Normally offered every spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
ENG 2170 Introduction to Fiction Writing (4 hours)

An introduction to the writing of fiction with an emphasis upon a variety of forms, techniques, and narrative voices. Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2190 Introduction to Poetry Writing (4 hours)

An introduction to the writing of poetry with an emphasis upon a variety of forms and techniques. Discussion of student writing will take place in a workshop setting.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2200 Topics in World Literature: Sexualities (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Cross listed with GEND 2200.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.
(Normally offered every fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Gender and Sexuality Thread
ENG 2210 Topics in World Literature: Families and Communities (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2220 Topics in World Literature: Nationalism and Identity (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread
ENG 2230 Topics in World Literature: Democracy (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
ENG 2240 Topics in World Literature: Revolution and Radical Change (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 2250 Topics in World Literature: Health and Illness (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Human Health and Disease Thread
ENG 2260 Topics in World Literature: Religious Experience (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Science and Religion Thread
ENG 2270 Topics in World Literature: Environment (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Humans in the Natural Environment Thread
ENG 2280 Topics in World Literature: Ethics and Justice (4 hours)

Each course in the Topics in World Literature group will study a selection of literary works that engage the chosen topic--texts of different genres, from historical eras, and from different cultural traditions. The selected readings will present both abstract principles involved in the topic and its immediate, lived realities.
Prerequisite(s): Any First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ENG 2510 Introduction to Linguistics (4 hours)

Students study principles of linguistic analysis and survey various theories of English grammar. Topics include: English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and subfields of linguistics.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

ENG 2520 History of English (4 hours)

An introductory course in the historical and grammatical development of Modern English from Old English and Middle English.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

ENG 2600 Introduction to Ancient Rhetoric (4 hours)

Students will study the early history of rhetoric, drawing upon the Greek and Roman traditions and those of at least one additional culture. Students will focus on the major tenets of these rhetorical traditions, enabling them to analyze a variety of texts from multiple cultural perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
(Normally offered alternate spring semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)

A survey study of instructional materials of special interest to the junior and senior high school age. Examination of various sources of print and nonprint materials.  Includes bibliotherapy, book-talk techniques, notable authors/producers, and prize winning materials. Discussion of censorship, controversial issues, selection criteria, and the tools to keep abreast of the field.
Cross-listed with EDUC 2690 Young Adult Literature.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ENG 3020 Studies in Writing (4 hours)

The focus of this course is on the writing process and its product, as applied to a particular genre (scriptwriting, risk fiction, risk poetry, creative nonfiction, the essay, biography) or concept (writing the body), which will vary from semester to semester. The course is conducted as a workshop in which students read their own compositions to the class and respond to the compositions of their classmates. Students may request Chair approval to repeat this course for credit with a different genre.
Prerequisite(s): First Year Writing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
ENG 3150 Professional and Community Writing (2 or 4 hours)

An advanced writing workshop covering rhetorical principles (invention, arrangement, style, presentation) of various disciplines. Students will complete writing projects related to their professional and civic interests.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
(Normally offered fall of even-numbered years.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
JOURN 2610 News Reporting (4 hours)

An introductory course in journalism concentrating upon basic techniques of news gathering and writing, including a basic history of news media.
(Normally offered every fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
JOURN 2690 Journalism Laboratory (1 hour)

Working session during which staff members produce the weekly newspaper, The Yip. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours. Pass/Fail only.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
THTRE 1020 Script Analysis (3 hours)

This is a fundamental course in the systematic analysis of dramatic texts. It is designed to equip theatre arts majors and minors with the textual expertise and vocabulary needed for academic discussion and artistic collaboration. Students will read and research a series of scripts in order to investigate the process in which a play develops from page to performance. Emphasis will also be given to how directors, designers, performers, and spectators individually and collaboratively engage with and utilize a dramatic text during each phase of the pre-rehearsal, rehearsal, and performance process.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

THTRE 1300 Acting I (3 hours)

This introductory acting course focuses on building physical, vocal, intellectual, and intuitive foundations for actors. Through discovery exercises, students increase their awareness of the fundamentals of contemporary acting and apply these concepts to monologue and scene work.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1400 Stagecraft (3 hours)

A course introducing students to all technical aspects of theatre production including scenery, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, and costuming. Particular emphasis is placed on practical knowledge of scenery, property construction techniques, and the materials used. Students must participate in a laboratory theatre experience.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1760 Practicum: Acting (0-2 hours)

Students earn credit for learning acting techniques and character portrayal while working on theatre productions under direct faculty supervision. Registration in the course does not guarantee casting.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

THTRE 2500 Directing I (3 hours)

A study of the theories and techniques of directing. Students will direct several short scenes.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 1020 Script Analysis.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
THTRE 3500 Directing II (3 hours)

Students will direct under supervision a one-act play or (with instructor's permission) a full-length play. This course may be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 2500 Directing I.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive