Complete List of Courses

ENG 100. English as a Second Language
Developmental reading, writing, and speaking. Open only to students whose native language is not English.

ENG 101. Basic Writing
Introductory course to aid students in gaining fundamental writing and editing skills required in the general education program.

ENG 111. Expository Essay
Written and oral communication, and critical reasoning.

ENG 112. Documented Essay
The research process and documented writing based on primary and secondary sources. Prerequisite: Grade of C or above in ENG 111 or AP credit.

ENG 113. Introduction to Research and Documentation
Accelerated program in rhetoric, reasoning, and research. Open only to advanced first-year students who place into the class during SOAR testing. Combines both ENG111 & 112 for advanced students. Fall.

ENG 190. Introduction to Literature
A discussion-based course that provides a general introduction to literature through reading, analyzing, and responding to a variety of literary works from different cultures and times. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 201. Survey of British Literature I
A comprehensive survey of major movements and authors in British literature from the Old English period to the eighteenth century that provides a foundation for further study. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Fall. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 202. Survey of British Literature II
A comprehensive survey of major movements and authors in British literature from the Romantic period to the present day that provides a foundation for further study. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 205. Survey of American Literature
A comprehensive survey of American literature from the Colonial period to the present that provides a foundation for further study. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 210. Introduction to Literary Study
Critical approaches to various genres and modes of literature. Course provides background for reading and should be taken early. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring..

ENG 261. Internship
An initial outside-the-classroom experience enabling students to explore new areas or to supplement regular courses. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Department approval required.

ENG 262. Peer Collaboration in Writing
A one-hour course designed to prepare students to be effective peer collaborators and tutors, including but not limited to the work of writing tutors. ENG262 includes a study of various theories of peer tutoring and writing pedagogy as well as a study of approaches to composition theory. Required for all MHC Writing Center Tutors.

ENG 263. Peer Collaboration Across Disciplines
A one-hour course designed for in-depth study of peer collaboration, ENG263 also includes a rigorous and engaged study of writing across various disciplines. Included in course focus is the writing process, discourse communities, and effective methods of working with students and professors across campus. Required for students training to be Writing Fellows in the college-wide writing program. PREREQUISITE: ENG262.

ENG 312. Adolescent Literature 6-12
Principles of selection, evaluation, and use of all media designed for curricular needs and enrichment in programs for adolescents. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring, even-numbered years.

ENG 321. American Literature I, Origins to 1900
An in-depth study of selected works of American literature from the Colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century focusing on a particular theme or genre. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Fall. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 322. American Literature II, 1900 to Present
An in-depth study of selected works of American literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present focusing on a particular theme or genre. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 323. British Literature I, Origins to 1700
An in-depth study of selected works of early Anglophone literature from the Old English period to the end of the seventeenth century focusing on a particular theme or genre. Fall, odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 324. British Literature II, 1700 to 1900
An in-depth study of selected works of British literature from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the end of the Victorian period focusing on a particular theme or genre. Spring, even-numbered years. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 325. British Literature III, 20th Century
An in-depth study of selected works of British and/or Commonwealth literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present focusing on a particular theme or genre. Fall, even-numbered years. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 327. Special Topics
Options for students to study, according to their interests, a variety of topics not covered in regular courses. To be announced by the department. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113.

ENG 328. Special Topics
Options for students to study, according to their interests, a variety of topics not covered in regular courses. To be announced by the department. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113.

ENG 329. Diversity in American Literature
Selected literary works by American writers of a particular non-majority race, ethnicity, or cultural heritage that explore contributions to the forging of an American literary voice. Fall, even-numbered years. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Meets American Diversity and Literature Connector requirements.

ENG 330. Women in Literature
Selected works about women or by major women writers in English. Cross-listed with Women’s Studies. Spring, even-numbered years. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 332. Structure and Usage of the English Language
A study of the origins and developments of the English language. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Fall, odd-numbered years.

ENG 333. Grammar and Linguistics for ESL
Study of the phonetic, morphological and syntactic systems of the English language and the distinctive features of major world language groups as a basis for helping students acquire English as a Second Language. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113.

ENG 334. Second Language and Literacy Development
Study of the ways in which children, adolescents, and adults learn a second or new language. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113.

ENG 335. Modern and Contemporary Literature
Selected works of modern and contemporary poetry and fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring, odd-numbered years. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 340. Appalachian Literature
Selected essays, fiction, folk tales, and poetry by representative Appalachian authors, past and present. Fall, odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 350. Professional Writing
Advanced exposition, business and technical writing, including composing for computer media. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring.

ENG 354. Language and Popular Culture
Language and nonverbal symbols, especially in the mass media, as means of understanding values and popular culture in America. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Fall, odd-numbered years. Meets American Diversity Connector requirement.

ENG 371. World Literature
Selected works of world literature reflecting a variety of cultural traditions. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Fall, even-numbered years. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 430. Fiction Writing
A hands-on course in which students explore the principles of writing prose through extensive reading of other writers’ works and intensive writing of their own. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring, even-numbered years. Meets the Arts Experience Connector requirement.

ENG 431. Poetry Writing
A hands-on course in which students explore the principles of writing verse through extensive reading of other writers’ works and intensive writing of their own. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring, odd-numbered years. Meets the Arts Experience Connector requirement.

ENG 440. Composition Theory and Practice
A theoretical base and practical application in teaching basic writing skills and in learning advanced expository writing techniques. Department approval required. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Fall, even-numbered years.

ENG 442. Shakespeare
Selected works of Shakespeare. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Spring, odd-numbered years. Meets Literature Connector requirement.

ENG 450. Senior Seminar
Advanced writing and research, group discussion, oral presentations, word processing. Fall.

ENG 457, 458. Directed Readings
Independent readings directed by a member of the English faculty and approved by the department.

ENG 460. Independent Study
Independent reading and research directed by a member of the English faculty and approved by the department. Open only to juniors and seniors. Department approval required.

ENG 461. Internship
A student/agency-originated and departmentally approved field-learning experience which enables students to apply previously attained knowledge and skills.

COM 231. Introduction to Public Speaking
A study of basic speech communication concepts as applied to public speaking for students wishing to enhance leadership potential in traditional public speaking situations. Course includes an analysis of and help in dealing with oral communication anxiety. Prerequisite: ENG111. Fall.

COM 261. Internship
An initial exploratory, field-oriented experience enabling the student to attain certain specifi ed learning goals in a work-related environment. Deparment approval required.

COM 301. Mass Communication and Society
This course examines mass media as a central force in shaping our culture and democracy. Students will analyze various types of media such as television (cable and network), newspapers, sound recordings, books, and the Internet and its influence on our culture and behavior. Other topics include issues and concerns related to advertising and commercial culture, media convergence, new technology and media mergers. Students will learn to understand the mass communication process by developing critical thinking skills such as description, analysis, interpretation and evaluation. Prerequisite: ENG112 or ENG113. Spring.

COM 320. Interviewing and Reporting
This is a for-credit workshop joined to a real news outlet, The Hilltop. Course activities revolve around the production of articles for publication on the web, including conducting interviews, reporting, writing, and illustrating. Students have great latitude to pursue subjects that interest them. Prerequisite: ENG112 or ENG113. Fall.

COM 321. Documentary Writing
An introduction to the practice of documentary writing, relevant to careers in criminal justice, politics, business, religious leadership, psychology and community service. Activities include gathering information from interviews and secondary sources, and generation of illustrated, magazine-length articles. Readings include classic examples of literary non-fiction that may focus on class, gender, race and culture. Students have great latitude to pursue subjects
that interest them. Prerequisite: ENG112 or ENG113. Spring.

COM 327. Special Topics in Communication
Courses offered on a variety of topics not covered in regular courses. Prerequisite: ENG112 or ENG113.

COM 457. Directed Readings
Independent readings. Department approval required.

COM 460. Independent Study
An independent program of study, research, and writing. Department approval required.

COM 461. Professional Internship
Field-oriented experience enabling the student to apply pertinent knowledge and skills to specified learning goals in a work-related environment. Deparment approval required.