Nov 27, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Business for CAPS

  
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    ECBA 223 - Business Law II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ECBA 222. This course represents a continuation of Business Law I and further examines the multiple facets of business law, including online commerce. The course emphasizes the basic concepts of how businesses are organized and operate within a business environment.
  
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    ECBA 301 - Principles of Management


    (3 hours) Decision making about the planning, organizing, staffing, and control of organizations.
  
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    ECBA 303 - Business Finance for Managers


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ECBA 202 Principles of managing capital in a business firm.
  
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    ECBA 307 - Business Communications


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an applied broad overview of business communications to include the development, analysis and appropriate delivery mechanisms and evaluation associated with business communications. This will include many written forms of business communication to include emails, memos, offer letters, business proposals and presentations.
  
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    ECBA 308 - Marketing & Advertising


    (3 hours) A study of the processes and procedures used in developing and utilizing a strategic marketing and advertising campaign for regional and global markets. The course focuses on addressing the definition of marketing and the role played by marketing in the economy. An examination of the applied and theoretical aspects of advertising decisions will be presented throughout the course. The student will learn how to differentiate between the alternative concepts under which organizations conduct marketing activities, develop advertising themes and producing a multimedia advertising and marketing plan will be an essential part of the course requirements. A review of how culture impacts advertising and marketing will also be examined.
  
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    ECBA 309 - Entrepreneurship


    (3 hours) This course will concentrate on developing all aspects of a small business or entrepreneurship with an emphasis on the entrepreneurial spirit in various businesses and not-for-profit associations.
  
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    ECBA 401 - Business Ethics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECBA 301. This course is designed to provide the student with a basis for making business decisions within the framework of social responsibilities, law, and societal customs, values, and beliefs. An examination of business activities and their community impact will be analyzed in detail.
  
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    ECBA 402 - Human Resources Management


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECBA 301. Hiring, training, evaluating, compensating, and maintaining a firm’s human resources.
  
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    ECBA 403 - Organizational Behavior


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECBA 301. This course will explore the field of organizational behavior with particular emphasis on the integration of theory and practice from a managerial perspective.  This course will also investigate the role of communication in creating a productive organizational environment.
  
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    ECBA 404 - International Business


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECEC 203 and 204. A study of the international business environment including the nature of multinational corporations and their management, the assessment of foreign business environments as to regulations, laws, culture, and profit opportunities, and operations of international transactions.
  
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    ECBA 406 - Business Policy


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Senior standing. (Should be taken in the final term of the degree.) May be taken with other major requirements as determined by CAPS advisors. Capstone course designed to integrate and utilize concepts from the core business courses in the solution of practical business problems. This course cannot be challenged.

Economics for CAPS

  
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    ECEC 203 - Principles of Microeconomics


    (3 hours) An introductory study of the parts of the economy including consumers, firms, industries, and markets. Firm pricing and resource allocation.
  
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    ECEC 204 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    (3 hours) An introduction to the economy as a whole. National income, employment, prices and inflation, and output in an economic system. Problems in controlling and forecasting economic fluctuations.
  
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    ECEC 205 - Statistics for Managers


    (3 hours) Development of fundamental statistical concepts and their relationship to business and economic analysis.

Economics

  
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    ECON 211 - Principles of Microeconomics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: MATH 111 (or higher) and ENGL 111. An introductory study of the parts of the economy including consumers, firms, industries, and markets. Firm pricing and resource allocation.
  
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    ECON 212 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: MATH 111 (or higher) and ENGL 111. An introduction to the economy as a whole. National income, employment, prices and inflation, and output in an economic system. Problems in controlling and forecasting economic fluctuations.
  
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    ECON 224 - Business and Economics Statistics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: MATH 105 (or higher) and COIN 209 (or higher). Development of fundamental statistical concepts and their relationship to business and economic analysis.
  
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    ECON 311 - Money and Banking


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Operation of U.S. commercial and central banking system, including monetary theory and monetary policy.
  
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    ECON 314 - International Trade


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Principles and practices of international economic relations including basis for specialization and trade, balance of payments, problems of International finance and investments. Implications for multinational firm.
  
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    ECON 315 - History of Economic Thought


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Evolution of the important theories of economics from the era of the Greek philosophers to present.
  
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    ECON 326 - Public Policy


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Activities of the federal and state governments in the promotion and regulation of private enterprise.
  
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    ECON 331 - Economic Development


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Examination of theories and issues related to developing a nation’s economy. Economic growth and social change in Asian, African, and Latin American countries. Maintenance of economic growth in advanced nations.
  
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    ECON 412 - Labor Economics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Analysis of labor market operations. Occupational choice, investment in human capital, governmental policies affecting labor.
  
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    ECON 414 - Public Finance


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Public expenditures, various types of government revenues, public credit, and governmental financial administration.
  
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    ECON 421 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and MGMT 330. Advanced theory of the firm and consumer behavior.
  
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    ECON 422 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 212 and MATH 111. Advanced theory and issues related to the economy as a whole.
  
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    ECON 451 - Comparative Economics Systems


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Comparative and analytical study of the principal economics systems of the modern world including among others, capitalism and socialism.
  
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    ECON 452 - Managerial Economics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ECON 211, 212 and MATH 111. Application of economic principles in making organizational decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
  
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    ECON 490 - Economics Internship


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: 61 semester hours, 2.75 GPA, and permission of the department chairperson. Qualified students may apply to the School of Business Internship Committee for internship positions. Appointments are made on a competitive basis. Only six hours may be earned. Three Business (BUSI) or Economics (ECON) internship hours may be applied in major or minor (but not both) and three hours of general elective credit. An intern must work at least 112 hours to receive credit. Grading is pass-fail.
  
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    ECON 491 - Economics Internship


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: 61 semester hours, 2.75 GPA, and permission of the department chairperson. Qualified students may apply to the School of Business Internship Committee for internship positions. Appointments are made on a competitive basis. Only six hours may be earned. Three Business (BUSI) or Economics (ECON) internship hours may be applied in major or minor (but not both) and three hours of general elective credit. An intern must work at least 112 hours to receive credit. Grading is pass-fail.

Education

  
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    EDUC 095 - Praxis II


    (0 hours) All required PRAXIS II exams must be taken prior to graduating with an education degree. This course reflects whether or not all required exams have been taken. A teacher candidate is automatically registered for this course when he or she registers for Clinical Practice. A grade of pass is recorded once all required exams have been passed. Otherwise, the grade is fail. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    EDUC 101 - Introduction to Education


    (3 hours) An introduction to the field of education focusing on the learner, the teacher and teaching, the school, and current trends in education. Intended for honors level high school students participating in a teacher cadet program. Extended observations and field experiences at various school levels are required. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    EDUC 201 - Principles and Philosophy of Education


    (3 hours) Only Teacher Cadets and Teaching Fellows may enroll as first semester freshmen. A survey of past and current practices, trends, and issues in public education stressing historical and philosophical antecedents to modern education. Includes a study of education organization, finance, law, and administration, as well as current employment outlooks in the field of education. A 12-hour practicum is required and 3 hours volunteer work in the community, church or campus. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 221 - Technology for Teachers


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: EDUC 201 (grade of C or better) and a GPA of at least 2.0. May be taken with Education 201 with permission of advisor. This course will explore the present and potential use of technology in the world of K-12 education and will employ technology as a primary instructional tool. Students will examine classroom applications of interactive whiteboards, word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. Students will utilize technology to create computer-based multimedia instructional and informational presentations. The use of the internet for professional and instructional purposes and software for educational purposes will also be explored. (Laboratory fee required) A 6-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 300 - Psychology Applied to Effective Teaching


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: EDUC 201 (grade of “C” or better), GPA of at least 2.0, Declaration of Intent to Seek Certification or approval from School of Education A review of the major contributions of psychology as applied in the educational setting. Emphasis on developmental aspects of human learning, with particular focus on stages of development, learning theories, and their practical application, effective Instruction and classroom management, development of critical thinking skills, and evaluation of student learning. Included is a component on South Carolina school evaluation procedures. A 12-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 310 - Early Childhood Content and Curriculum


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher EDUC Program. Corequisite: EDUC 390. A study of the historical events and individuals contributing to early childhood education in conjunction with a study of current early childhood education models and programs (infancy through grade three). Meeting the needs of the child are addressed through the study of the role of ethnicity, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in growth and learning style, with emphasis on the individual child. Teacher candidates learn about the responsibilities of a childhood center administrator and how the administrator enables the use of developmentally appropriate learning activities. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Spring.
  
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    EDUC 313 - Introduction to Human Growth and Development


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: EDUC 201 (grade of “C” or better), GPA of at least 2.0, and Declaration of Intent to Seek Certification. An investigation of various patterns of intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of learners from prenatal through adult periods. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 319 - Teaching Reading in the Elementary School


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: EDUC 320 or 321. A study of methods and strategies for teaching reading in the early childhood/elementary classroom. Major emphasis will be given to the developmental reading program in grades PreK-6. Some attention will be given to corrective/remedial reading programs and other components of a school’s total reading program. A variety of contemporary methods and materials which facilitate mastery and enjoyment of reading are examined. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Spring.
  
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    EDUC 320 - Development of Language and Thought in the Young Child


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher EDUC Program. Corequisite: EDUC 319. A study of language acquisition with specific strategies for enhancing language arts skills in the young child. Emphasis on the integration of reading, listening, speaking, viewing, and writing. Focus on understanding how the social and cultural experiences of the child affect language development. Includes the study of using children’s literature and other printed material to teach and/or to enhance learning in an early childhood setting. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Spring.
  
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    EDUC 321 - Language Arts for the Elementary Teacher


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: Education 319. A study of theoretical bases and practical techniques for teaching language arts in an elementary classroom. Emphasis is on strategies for and practical application of teaching the skills of speaking, listening, writing, and reading as interwoven processes of communication. Includes the study of using technology, children’s literature and other printed material to teaching and/or to enhance learning in an elementary classroom. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Spring.
  
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    EDUC 324 - Teaching Fine Arts and Creativity in the Classroom


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: EDUC 300 (grade of “C” or better), GPA of at least 2.0, Declaration of Intent to Seek Certification or approval from School of EDUC. Emphasis upon methods, materials, and activities for enhancing creative and critical thinking through the integration of art, music, and drama into the regular classroom curriculum. A 6-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered:Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 325 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. A study of strategies for the improvement of literacy skills in the content areas using developmental content-specific activities and materials. Emphasis will be given to identifying learner needs and planning instructional delivery with varied pupil groupings, along with the use of assessment, enrichment and remediation ideas and techniques for applying reading and writing skills in the content areas. Some focus will be given to creative/critical thinking skills and the utilization of technology for instruction. A 20-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Spring.
  
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    EDUC 326 - Observation and Assessment of the Young Child


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher EDUC Program and completion of EDUC 310 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisites: EDUC 412, 413 and 420. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. An introduction to the behavioral characteristics of the preschool child including learning styles, developmental characteristics, and group processes. Activities are focused toward observing and recording the development of young children between the ages of two and six years old in an early childhood classroom setting. Lectures and demonstrations are included. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 327 - Literature Across the Curriculum


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: EDUC 201 (grade of “C” or better), GPA of at least 2.0, Declaration of Intent to Seek Certification or approval from School of Education . This course provides a survey of children’s literature appropriate for the early childhood, elementary, and middle grades, including: animal books, bibliography, biography, Caldecott Award winners, chapter books, counting and number books, easy readers, juvenile novels, nature and science books, multicultural books, Newberry Award winners, poetry, phonics-driven books, and value and character building books. Students will have the opportunity to develop and present activities for using books in drama, story-telling, and other creative teaching venues. The course will emphasize the importance of children’s literature in critical thinking, building values, and developing a lifelong love of reading. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 338 - Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics Curriculum and Methods


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of MATH 201 and MATH 202 with a “C” or better. This course is an introduction to early childhood and elementary mathematics curriculum and instructional strategies. Emphasis is placed on the following: NCTM, South Carolina and local standards, effective planning and instruction for all students, how children learn mathematics, available resources including technology, literature and manipulatives; and acquiring experience in a local school. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 361 - Strategies for Managing Individual Differences


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: EDUC 201 (grade of “C” or better), GPA of at least 2.0, Declaration of Intent to Seek Certification or approval from School of EDUC. A focus on the identification of various kinds of exceptionalities and techniques for individualizing instruction and managing students of various skills, abilities, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Identification procedures, assessment measures, general program approaches, curriculum development theories, self-esteem strategies, and intervention techniques will be emphasized. Also included will be specific strategies for dealing with “at-risk” students. A 12-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 380 - Strategies for Planning Curriculum and Assessment


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of EDUC 319 and EDUC 321 with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Corequisites: EDUC 412, 413, and 421. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. This course prepares teachers to analyze, design, and use both traditional and authentic assessments in the elementary or secondary grade classroom. The ADEPT instrument for teacher evaluation is presented in the course, and candidates develop long- and short-range plans based on this model. Candidates are given the opportunity to match content, objectives, and teaching behaviors with appropriate curriculum and assessment. Candidates will also select, interpret, and integrate assessment tools that are developmentally appropriate and which meet the needs of diverse student populations. During a practicum experience, candidates will observe student groups that will be used to develop a long-range plan for directed teaching. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 381 - Strategies for Planning Secondary Curriculum and Assessment


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of EDUC 325 and 361 with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Corequisite: EDUC 422 and appropriate secondary content area curriculum and methods course. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. This course prepares teachers to analyze, design, and construct developmentally appropriate traditional and authentic assessments for secondary classrooms. The relationship among state academic standards, assessment and ADEPT is discussed. Candidates analyze student data, and modify assessments to meet the needs of diverse learners. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 390 - Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Field Experience


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: EDUC 310. This course is designed to teach students to apply theory and research related to infants and toddlers (newborn to age 3 years) utilizing an ecological systems approach.  Candidates enrolled in this course will be trained in the six domains of infant/toddler development using the South Carolina Infant/Toddler Guidelines. Candidates will apply this knowledge to guide their observations of infants and toddlers in a variety of childcare and child education settings.  Candidates will participate in group discussions as they reflect upon these observations and their outside readings.  An 8-hour practicum is required.  Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Spring.
  
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    EDUC 405 - School, Parent, and Community Relations


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Analysis and discussion of the interrelationship of parents, the school, and the community. The involvement of parents and their role in the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of children, and how the role of the school and the involvement of the community impact the educational process will be specifically examined. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall and Spring.
  
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    EDUC 412 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Corequisites for Elementary EDUC: EDUC 380, 413, and 421. Corequisites for Early Childhood: EDUC 326, 413 and 420.

    This course prepares teachers to select, develop, and instruct curricula in six areas of early childhood/elementary social studies, including geography, history, economics, political science, anthropology, and political science, according to a global perspective. These six curricular areas will be studied and applied so that candidates will be able to use developmentally appropriate practice, technology, multiple resources, integrated instruction, and hands-on experiences as they prepare for the classroom. Course readings and discussions will also present opportunities to discuss the role of parents and community in social studies education, and critical, value-laden issues, such as the role of gender, and the selection of course materials for social studies. The South Carolina ADEPT model for teacher evaluation, state standards, and national standards for the social studies will be used in the course for the purposes of discussion, analysis, and design of lesson plans for the clinical experience. A clinical experience is required. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.


    This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 413 - Teaching Science in the Elementary School


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher EDUC Program and completion of BIOL 149, Geology 100 and CHEM/PHYS 111 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisites for Elementary EDUC: EDUC 380, 412 and 421. Corequisites for Early Childhood EDUC: EDUC 326, 412 and 420. Promotes a practical “hands-on” learning approach for teaching science in the early childhood/elementary classroom. Emphasis is on direct and inquiry-oriented instructional methods for encouraging discovery learning, divergent thinking and creative problem-solving among elementary students. Specific abilities and strategies are demonstrated by designing and implementing an “experiential” approach to the biological, earth, physical, and environmental sciences in the early childhood/elementary classroom. A clinical experience is required. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 420 - Methods and Materials for Managing the Early Childhood Classroom


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of EDUC 319 and EDUC 320 with a ‘C’ or better. Corequisites: EDUC 326, 412 and 413. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. Study and practical application of content, methods, and materials for early childhood education, with emphases on diverse teaching strategies, effective instruction, classroom management, and effective communication skills with peers, administrators, parents, and students. Special emphasis on methods and strategies for developing creative and critical thinking skills through interdisciplinary learning center approaches and hands-on programs. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 421 - Methods for Classroom Management and Effective Instruction in the Elementary School


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of EDUC 319 and EDUC 321 with a ‘C’ or better. Corequisites: EDUC 380, 412 and 413. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. This course offers candidates the opportunity to study and apply educational philosophies and multiple perspectives on classroom management. Candidates will develop a classroom management plan and model for classroom discipline that will be applied in the Clinical Practice experience. Case studies and field experiences will be analyzed in terms of various cultural and linguistic backgrounds of students, and candidates will have the opportunity to practice instruction and curriculum selection, engage in student assessment, and analyze teaching practice. The development of an integrated unit of study provides a real-life application for selecting materials, using technology in teaching, providing developmentally appropriate practice, and engaging in assessment. Related readings, speakers, and case studies also provide catalysts for discussions on the role of parents in the educational process, ethical responsibilities of the teacher, and the changing roles and challenges facing schools today. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 422 - Classroom Management for the Secondary Classroom


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of EDUC 325 and 361 with a ‘C’ or better. Corequisites: EDUC 381 and appropriate secondary content area curriculum and methods course. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. Study and practical application of classroom management methods and materials focusing on preparing teacher candidates to be reflective decision-makers. Case studies requiring problem solving are emphasized. The relationship between ADEPT and classroom management is discussed. Further emphasis is placed on developing positive relationships with parents, peers, and administrators. A 20-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 425 - Secondary English Curriculum and Methods


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 325 and 361 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisites: Education 381 and 422. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. Study of secondary English curriculum and methods. Emphasis on planning for instruction, instructional strategies, and integrating listening, speaking, reading, and writing throughout the English curriculum. Examination of the South Carolina curriculum standards for Reading/English/Language Arts as well as research findings regarding effective teaching strategies in the English/Language Arts classroom. National and state standards are emphasized. Candidates develop long- and short-range plans based on the ADEPT model. A 20-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 426 - Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Methods


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 325 and 361 with a grade of “C” of better. Corequisites: Education 381 and Education 422. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. Study of secondary mathematics curriculum and methods. Emphasis on planning for instruction and instructional strategies in the secondary mathematics classroom. Additional emphasis on the history of mathematics. Examination of the national and South Carolina frameworks and curriculum standards for mathematics as well as research findings regarding effective teaching strategies in the secondary mathematics classroom. National and state standards are emphasized. Candidates develop long- and short-range plans based on the ADEPT model. A 20-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 429 - Secondary Social Studies Curriculum and Methods


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDUC 325 and 361 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisites: EDUC 381 and 422. Should be taken the semester prior to clinical practice. Study of secondary social studies curriculum and methods. Emphasis on instructional strategies in the secondary social studies classroom. Examination of the South Carolina framework and curriculum standards for social studies as well as research findings regarding effective teaching strategies in the secondary social studies classroom. National and state standards are emphasized. Candidates develop long- and short-range plans based on the ADEPT model. A 20-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.
  
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    EDUC 436 - Clinical Practice in the Elementary School


    (12 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: EDUC 095. An intensive field-based experience that includes observation, participation, and supervised teaching in an elementary school classroom (grades 2-6) for sixty (60) full days. The clinical practice intern works with a master teacher and college supervisor to develop and implement an integrated curriculum that is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of students in the classroom. The intern becomes a member of a teaching team that includes classroom teachers, special area teachers, staff, administrators, parents/guardians, community agencies, professional consultants, school volunteers, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Demonstrated competency in the ten performance dimensions identified by the ADEPT performance evaluation instrument is required. Professional seminars are required. This course cannot be challenged. Note: An incomplete cannot be received.
  
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    EDUC 438 - Clinical Practice in Early Childhood Education


    (12 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: EDUC 095. An intensive field-based experience that includes observation, participation, and supervised teaching in an early childhood classroom (grades PreK-3) for sixty (60) full days. The clinical practice intern works with a master teacher and college supervisor to develop and implement an integrated curriculum that is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of students in the classroom. The intern becomes a member of a teaching team that includes classroom teachers, special area teachers, staff, administrators, parents/guardians, community agencies, professional consultants, school volunteers, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Demonstrated competency in the ten performance dimensions identified by the ADEPT performance evaluation instrument is required. Professional seminars are required. This course cannot be challenged. Note: An incomplete cannot be received.
  
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    EDUC 440 - Clinical Practice in the Secondary School


    (12 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: EDUC 095. An intensive field-based experience that includes observation, participation, and supervised teaching in a secondary classroom (grades 9-12) for sixty (60) full days. The clinical practice intern works with a master teacher and college supervisor to develop and implement an integrated curriculum that is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of students in the classroom. The intern becomes a member of a teaching team that includes classroom teachers, special area teachers, staff, administrators, parents/guardians, community agencies, professional consultants, school volunteers, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Demonstrated competency in the ten performance dimensions identified by the ADEPT performance evaluation instrument is required. Professional seminars are required. This course cannot be challenged. Note: An incomplete cannot be received.
  
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    EDUC 442 - Clinical Practice in the Elementary and Secondary Schools


    (12 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Practice. Corequisite: EDUC 095. An intensive field-based experience for music and physical education majors that includes observation, participation, and supervised teaching in elementary and secondary environments for sixty (60) full days (two placements of six weeks each). The clinical practice intern works with master teachers and a college supervisor to develop and implement an integrated curriculum that is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of students in the classroom. The intern becomes a member of teaching teams that include classroom teachers, special area teachers, staff, administrators, parents/guardians, community agencies, professional consultants, school volunteers, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Demonstrated competency in the ten performance dimensions identified by the ADEPT performance evaluation instrument is required. Professional seminars are required. This course cannot be challenged. Note: An incomplete cannot be received
  
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    EDUC 443 - Special Topics in Teacher Education Inquiry and Application


    (1 - 3 hours) Prerequisite: Approval of the Dean of the School of Education. An inquiry and/or extended study and application of an approved teacher education topic and/or project. Course goals and objectives may be selected to satisfy any teacher education program of study. The study may take place off campus. Students are responsible for arranging for their own transportation. The course may also be used as an elective or content emphasis. This course cannot be challenged.

Engineering

  
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    ENGR 101 - Introduction to Engineering


    (3 hours) Co-requisite: MATH 221. An overview of the engineering profession, disciplines, curricula, professional ethics, environmental and societal issues, design process, and current trends. Technical communication skills and problem-solving techniques are emphasized. Material is introduced through the use of readings, discussion, hands-on learning activities, projects, and field trips.
  
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    ENGR 201 - Statics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGR 101, MATH 321 and PHYS 203. A study of forces and force systems and their external effect on bodies, principally the condition of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Includes a study of distributed forces, centroids and center of gravity, moments of inertia, analysis of simple structures and machines, and various types of friction. The techniques of vector mathematics are employed and the rigor of physical analysis is emphasized.
  
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    ENGR 202 - Dynamics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGR 201 and MATH 321. A continuation of ENGR 201. A study of kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, kinetics of particles with emphasis on Newton’s second law, energy and momentum methods for the solution of problems, and applications of plane motion of rigid bodies. Techniques of vector mathematics are employed.
  
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    ENGR 210 - Circuits


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGR 101, MATH 222 and PHYS 204. A study of D.C. resistive circuits; Kirchoff’s Laws; independent and dependent sources; nodal and mesh analysis; superposition; Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems; maximum power transfer; natural response of RC, RL, and RLC circuits; forced response of RC, RL, and RLC circuits; operational amplifiers; sinusoidal analysis and phasors.

English

  
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    ENGL 099 - Fundamentals of Writing and Mechanics


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to CSU through the Bridge Program (Critical Reading SAT below 480 or English ACT below 19), or appropriate score on the English Placement Exam. For students who are deemed at risk in these areas of English, the course concentrates on development of practical writing skills, focusing on the writing process in development of essays, understanding of rhetorical strategies, and conventions of grammar and usage. This course emphasizes college level composition and is intended to facilitate transition into English 111. Minimum grade of “C” or better before matriculating from the Bridge program and/or to any other English course. This course may not be attempted more than twice. Students receive institutional credit only. This course may not be challenged. Note: 099 courses will be calculated in student GPAs but will not be included in the earned hours toward graduation (CSU students typically need 125 hours for graduation).
  
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    ENGL 100 - English


    (3 hours) Designation reserved for elective credit received under the CLEP program.
  
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    ENGL 111 - English Composition and Rhetoric I


    (3 hours) A composition course designed to improve students’ informative, analytic and persuasive writing. Includes documentation and research. English Exit Examination given as final exam. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 112 - English Composition and Rhetoric II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ENGL 111. A continuation of English 111, with emphasis on introduction to literary study and writing about literature. Includes documentation and research. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 202 - Survey of American Literature


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112. A study of the principal authors from the Colonial Period to the present, including literature by women and minorities, with emphasis on advanced literary concepts, structures, and terminology. Students are also introduced to major contemporary literary theories.
  
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    ENGL 203 - Survey of English Literature I


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112. A study of the principal authors from the Old English period to the eighteenth century with emphasis on advanced literary concepts, structures, and terminology. Students are also introduced to major contemporary literary theories.
  
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    ENGL 204 - Survey of English Literature II


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112. A study of the principal authors from the end of the eighteenth century to the contemporary period with emphasis on advanced literary concepts, structures, and terminology. Students are also introduced to major contemporary literary theories.
  
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    ENGL 251 - Introduction to Creative Writing - Fiction and Narrative


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112. An introduction to the basic principles of writing fiction and creative narratives. This course will emphasize the study of narrative forms and will require students write creative narratives and submit them to workshops. Students are expected to respond to peer works. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 252 - Introduction to Creative Writing - Poetry


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112. An introduction to the basic principles of writing poetry. This course will emphasize the study of prosody and poetic forms and will require students write creative poems and submit them to workshops. Students are expected to respond to peer works. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 311 - Major American Writers to 1865


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 202. A study of American literature from the Colonial Period to 1865, focusing on such major authors as Franklin, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Douglass, Melville, Whitman and Dickinson. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 312 - Major American Writers from 1865 to 1945


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112 and 202. A study of American literature from 1865 to the end of World War II, focusing on such major authors as Twain, James, Crane, Frost, Eliot, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Hughes. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 313 - Major American Writers Since 1945


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 202. A study of American literature from the end of World War II to the present, focusing on such major authors as Lowell, Baldwin, Williams, Miller, O’Connor, Welty, Ellison and Plath. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 314 - Diversity in American Literature


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112 and 202. A study of the culturally diverse literary heritage of the United States from the colonial period to the present, especially focusing on African American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian American, and other authors from ethnic and immigrant backgrounds often overlooked in the traditional American canon. Authors studied may include Wheatley, Douglass, Hurston, Ellison, Morrison, Tan, Cisneros, and Momaday. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 318 - Adolescent Literature


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202, 203 or 204. A survey of literature appropriate to the needs, interests, and abilities of the middle and secondary school students. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 319 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 252 or instructor permission. Creative writing workshop focused on the crafting of poetry. Students will write and submit poems to workshops and respond to peer works. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 320 - Advanced Creative Writing: Narrative


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 251 or instructor permission. Creative writing workshop focused on narrative prose. Students will submit creative narratives to workshops and respond to peer works. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 333 - Advanced Composition and Rhetoric


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202, 203 or 204. A thorough study of grammar and the development of effective styles of writing through analysis and imitation of masters of English prose. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 351 - The Romantic Movement


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 204. A study of the new creative spirit manifested in the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats, as well as minor poets of the age. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 352 - The Victorian Period


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 204. A study of English literature from 1832 to 1900 with emphasis on such major poets as Tennyson, Browning, Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Hardy and on such major prose writers as Carlyle, Mill, Ruskin, Huxley, Eliot, and Wilde. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 353 - British Literature Since 1900


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112 and 204. A study of British and commonwealth literature since 1900 with emphasis on such major writers as Shaw, Conrad, Yeats, Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Beckett, Auden, Orwell, Coetzee, Gordimer, and Munro. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 354 - Literary Criticism


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202, 203 or 204. A course in applied criticism of literary works – poetry, fiction, and drama, using the most commonly applied traditional and modern methods. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 357 - Shakespeare


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and ENGL 203. A study of Shakespeare’s major plays, including comedies, histories, and tragedies. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 358 - Renaissance Literature


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 203. A study of English literature from 1500 to 1660 with emphasis on such writers as Spenser, Shakespeare (nondramatic poetry only), Marlowe, Donne, Jonson, Bunyan, and Milton. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 361 - The English Novel to 1900


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 203 or 204. A study of representative novels by major British authors, such as Fielding, Austen, Scott, the Brontës, Dickens, George Eliot, and Hardy. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 362 - The Modern Novel


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202 or 204. A study of major novelists since 1900, including such writers as Conrad, Joyce, Wolfe, Hemingway, Faulkner, Camus, Garcia- Marquez and other major novelists. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 371 - Modern Drama


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202 or 204. A study of American, British, and Continental drama including such playwrights as Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw, Synge, O’Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Ionesco, and Beckett. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 400 - English Seminar


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, 202, 203, and 204. Open to senior level English majors only (students with less than 91 hours will be admitted only by permission of the English chair). This is a capstone seminar required of all English majors. Students will be required to sit for the Major Fields Test in English (or other assessment exams), revise at least four papers originally submitted for upper division English for a portfolio, and discuss, research, and write about one major literary work. Furthermore, students will discuss graduate schools, professional opportunities, careers in education, and other post graduation possibilities. This class will be graded Pass-Fail. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 401 - General Linguistics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112 and either ENGL 202, 203, or 204. An introductory course in descriptive and comparative linguistics, conducted in English. Strongly recommended for students who plan to attend graduate school and/or to teach English, a foreign language, or speech/communication in high school. Cross-listed under Communication and Theatre. (Parent = COMM) This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 402 - Early English Literature


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 203. An introduction to the significant works, authors, and genres of Old and Middle English literature. Students read Old and Middle English texts when possible or modern translations to gain familiarity with the language, art, and style of the works. Background material provided on the life and times of the authors, for each period in particular and the Middle Ages in England and the Continent in general. Attention is also paid to the influence of author, work, style, or genre on English literature of later periods. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 405 - Women and Literature


    (3 hours) ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202, 203 or 204. A study of the significant contributions of women to literature written in English, and a study of women’s themes and issues as presented in literature, criticism, and literary theory. Included will be such writers as Anne Bradstreet, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, and Toni Morrison. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 410 - Theories and Applications of Grammar and Composition


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202, 203 or 204. A practical introduction to the theories of teaching grammar and composition and their applications in the classroom, with special emphasis on the structure and terminology of traditional grammar. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 411 - Southern Literature


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and 202. An investigation of the literary achievement in the South from the Colonial period to the present with emphasis upon Jefferson, Simms, King, Chopin, Faulkner, Welty, Warren, O’Connor, Berry, and others. This course may not be challenged.
  
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    ENGL 413 - History of the English Language


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 111, 112, and either ENGL 202, 203 or 204. A survey of the English language from Indo-European backgrounds through Old and Middle to Modern English. Major changes in phonology and syntax examined in a historical/cultural context, with Modern English including dialects and new grammars. This course may not be challenged.
 

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