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ENGLISH (ENG)

090. Developmental Writing. 3 hrs. Develops basic writing skills (Open only to students in Developmental Education Program)

099. Introduction to Composition. 3 hrs. Required of entering freshmen with a below minimum English score on the ACT; does not satisfy any university core or degree requirement

100E. Composition I - Expanded. 3 hrs. The first sequence of an expanded version of ENG 101. Course stresses critical reading, reflection, and writing skills in a variety of academic and social contexts.

101. Composition One. 3 hrs. Stresses clear, effective writing with special attention to syntactical and organizational skills (CC 1113, 1213)

102. Composition Two. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: English 101. Refines compositional skills and stresses additional rhetorical and research methods (CC 1123, 1223)

110. Basic Grammar. 3 hrs. (May not count toward a major, minor, or core.) Stresses grammar, mechanics, usage, and other basic writing skills.

200. Introduction to Drama. 3 hrs. Focuses on drama of the western world

201. Introduction to Fiction. 3 hrs. Focuses on the various types and modes of fiction, both short stories and novels

202. Introduction to Poetry. 3 hrs. Focuses on major English and American poetry

203. World Literature. 3 hrs. Acquaints students with significant figures and works of world literature (CC 2413, 2423, 2453)

221. Fiction Writing I. 3 hrs. Introduction to fiction writing

222. Poetry Writing I. 3 hrs. Introduction to poetry writing

301. English Grammar. 3 hrs. A comparative study of traditional and structural grammars, with attention to usage and rhetorical uses of grammar

311. Survey of Contemporary Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys major contemporary writers and their influences (Required for secondary or middle grade certification)

312. Postcolonial Literature. 3 hrs. A study of literature concerned with the discursive, cultural, and political independence of peoples subjugated by colonial empires

313. Survey of Multiethnic Literature. 3 hrs. Provides a comparative survey of writers from mulitple ethnic backgrounds. Repeatable with varied content to six hours

314. Popular & Genre Fiction. 3 hrs. Variable topic survey of popular genre fiction and literature, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, or noir. Repeatable with varied content to six hours

319. Literary Study of the Bible. 3 hrs. Examines the literary structure, style and content of the English Bible

321. Fiction Writing II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 221. Stresses the techniques of short fiction writing

322. Poetry Writing II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 222. Stresses the techniques of poetry writing

330. Writing and Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102. Emphasizes writing and speaking in professional education settings.

332. Advanced Composition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102. Junior standing recommended. Emphasizes writing, research and documentation skills needed for professional papers

333. Technical Writing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: English 101, 102 and junior standing or twelve hours in student’s major field. Stresses report writing in student’s major field

340. Analysis of Literature. 3 hrs. Introduces the discipline of literary criticism. Prerequisites: ENG 101, 102, 203

345. Introduction to Children’s Literature. 3 hrs. Studies in children’s literature from the seventeenth century to the present

350. Survey of British Literature I. 3 hrs. Surveys major British literature from the Old English period to the Romantic period

351. Survey of British Literature II. 3 hrs. Surveys major British literature from Romantic period to the present

370. Survey of American Literature I. 3 hrs. Surveys American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War

371. Survey of American Literature II. 3 hrs. Surveys American literature from the Civil War to the present

372. African-American Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys major African-American writers and their influences

373. American Poetry. 3 hrs. Surveys American poetry

400. Senior Seminar. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Explores various literary topics in a seminar setting; repeatable to six hours

401. Composition Study for Teachers. 3 hrs. The study of composition and composition theories with pedagogical applications.

402. Literature Study for Teachers. 3 hrs. The study of literature and literary theories with pedagogical applications.

403. Language Study for Teachers. 3 hrs. The study of language and language theories with pedagogical applications

406. History of the English Language. 3 hrs. Surveys the development of the English language from Old English to the present

410. Studies in Ethnic Literature. 3 hrs. Provides a focused study of ethnic writers; repeatable to six hours with varied content

411. Studies in Postcolonial Literature. 3 hrs. Examines postcolonial literature from the 19th century to the present

412. Studies in African Literature. 3 hrs. A study of major contemporary African writers

413. Survey of The Modern Novel. 3 hrs. Examines major British and Continental novels of the last 100 years

415. Survey of Modern Poetry. 3 hrs. This course will acquaint students with the work of the significant modern poets, as well as the modern period’s important poetic innovations and movements

416. Literature of the Transatlantic World. 3 hrs. English language witings of and about the New World through the nineteenth century, charting the literacy, cultural and commercial exchanges that define the Atlantic world

417. Survey of Modern Drama. 3 hrs. Surveys important British and Continental dramas of the 20th century

418. Literature for the Adolescent. 3 hrs. Study of literature and pedagogical theory for use with secondary school students

419. Studies in World Literature. 3 hrs. Focuses on world literature, other than British and American, from the 19th century to the present; repeatable to nine hours

421. Fiction Writing III. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: English 221 and 321. Provides an opportunity to develop techniques of fiction writing; repeatable to nine hours

422. Poetry Writing III. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: English 222 and 322. Provides an opportunity to develop techniques of poetry writing; repeatable to nine hours

423. Creative Nonfiction Writing. 3 hrs. Workshop in writing non-fiction prose: personal essay, reviews, opinion

425. Readings in the Theory of Fiction. 3 hrs. Emphasizes theories and forms of contemporary fiction; repeatable to six hours

426. Readings in the Theory of Poetry. 3 hrs. Emphasizes theories and forms of contemporary poetry; repeatable to six hours

440. Literary Criticism. 3 hrs. Provides a historical approach to the study of literary criticism from the classical period to the present. Emphasis will be on major texts and critics

441. Topics in Literary Theory. 3 hrs. Provides a focused study of a particular literary theory or theories; course is repeatable to six hours with varies content

445. Studies in Children's and Young Adults Literature. 3 hrs. Explores various literary topics in children's or young adult literature in a seminar setting; repeatable to six hours

450. Survey of Medieval Literature, 500-1500. 3 hrs. Surveys world literature of the period

451. Chaucer. 3 hrs. Emphasizes a close reading of The Canterbury Tales

452. Arthurian Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys the literature treating the legend of King Arthur

454. Survey of Shakespeare . 3 hrs. Studies a selected group of Shakespeare’s work, including plays of several genres

455. Studies in Shakespeare. 3 hrs. Studies a selected group of Shakespeare’s work according to genre, theme or special topic

456. Survey of 16th Century English Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys the more important English writers of this period

457. Survey of the Development of British Drama to 1642. 3 hrs. Surveys English drama from its beginnings to 1642, exclusive of Shakespeare

458. Survey of 17th Century British Prose and Poetry. 3 hrs. Surveys the period 1600-1660, with emphasis on the “schools” of Donne and Jonson

459. Milton. 3 hrs. Focuses on the poetry and prose of Milton, with emphasis on the major works

460. Survey of British Literature, 1660-1740. 3 hrs. Surveys British Literature from the Restoration to 1740

461. Major Writers of the Eighteenth Century. 3 hrs. English authors from the reign of Queen Anne through the French Revolution

462. Survey of British Literature, 1740-1798. 3 hrs. Surveys British Literature from 1740 to 1798

463. Victorian Fiction and Prose. 3 hrs. Surveys British fiction and nonfiction prose in the period 1830-1900

464. Survey of the British Novel to 1900. 3 hrs. Surveys the development of British fiction from Richardson through Hardy

465. Survey of 19th Century British Literature: Romantic. 3 hrs. Surveys poetry and prose of the period 1790 to 1830

466. Victorian Poetry and Drama. 3 hrs. Surveys British poetry and drama of the period 1830 to 1900

467. Survey of Twentieth-Century British Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys major 20th-century British writers, emphasizing novelists and dramatists

468. British Women Writers. 3 hrs. Emphasizes literature written by British women writers; variable content

469. Studies in British Literature. 3 hrs. Examines various topics in British literature; repeatable to nine hours

470. Studies in Antebellum Literature. 3 hrs. Examines the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman and others

471. Studies in American Literature of Realism and Naturalism. 3 hrs. Examines American literature after the Civil War, focusing on realism and naturalism

472. Survey of American Drama. 3 hrs. Surveys American drama from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on the twentieth century

473. Studies in African-American Literature. 3 hrs. Focuses on specific genres, topics or writers of African-American literature

474. Studies in Colonial and Early American Literature. 3 hrs. Anglo-American writing of the New World, from encounter and colonization to the Revolution and the development of nationalism

475. Studies in American Modernism. 3 hrs. Explores topics and writers in American literature during the period 1900-1945

476. American Literature After 1945. 3 hrs. Surveys key topics, movements, authors and texts from World War II to the present; repeatable to six hours

477. Survey of the American Novel 1920 to 1960. 3 hrs. Surveys techniques and historical backgrounds of the major novelists

478. American Women Writers. 3 hrs. Emphasizes literature written by American women writers; variable content

485. Survey of Literature of the South. 3 hrs. Emphasizes the fiction, poetry and drama of 20th-century Southern writers

489. Studies in American Literature. 3 hrs. Focuses on notable movements, genres and problems of American literature; repeatable to nine hours

490. Reading/Writing Theory and Application. 3 hrs. Focuses on reading/writing theory and applications for teacher-licensure students

491. Secondary English Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CIS 313. Corequisite: ENG 491L. Focuses on methods and experiences of teaching English in secondary schools.

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides the opportunity to pursue a special topic or area of interest (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in ENG H492.). Repeatable to nine hrs

493. Irish Studies. 4 hrs. A three-week course taught in Ireland as part of the Southern Miss British Studies Program. Content will vary

+494. Practice Teaching in English I. 6 hrs

+495. Practice Teaching in English II. 6 hrs

496. Caribbean Studies. 3-6 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series under the auspices of the Center for International Education

497. Special Topics in British Studies. 6 hrs. In-depth study in selected topics in British literature; part of the Southern Miss British Studies Program

498. British Studies I. 3-6 hrs. A five-week course taught in London, England; generally offers an intensive study of topics and figures from the beginnings of English literature to 1800

499. British Studies II. 3-6 hrs. A five-week course taught in London, England; generally offers an intensive study of topics and figures in English literature from 1800 to the present


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

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