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EN 090-091 English as a Second Language 2-2 hours
A course designed for students whose native language is not English. Study and practice of English in its written form. Laboratory is required. (Not counted in hours required for graduation).
EN 095 Composition Skills Review 2 hours
This course is required of all beginning freshmen during their first semester if the ACTenhanced English score is below 16 or the SAT English score is below 410. Laboratory isrequired. An exit examination is given before the completion of EN 095. (Not counted inhours required for graduation).
EN 099 College Reading Strategies 2 hours
This course is designed to help students achieve success in reading purposefully, skillfully,and critically and thereby gain confidence in their ability to meet the demands of university, theworkplace, and our information -filled society. Students will practice active reading strategiesto develop comprehension, vocabulary, and concentration. (Not counted in hours requiredfor graduation).
EN 111-112 Freshman Composition I, II 3-3 hours
A study of rhetoric designed to teach students effective writing, reading, speaking, and listening.In EN 111, emphasis is placed on the short theme, and close study is given to expositoryand argumentative writing. In EN 112, students are introduced to literature, methods ofresearch using the library, the Internet, and CD-ROM, and to writing a research paper. Anexit examination is given before the completion of EN 111, and the requirements for EN 112may not be met by CLEP.
EN 201 World Literature 3 hours
A survey of selected world masterpieces of literature–some in translation. Emphasis is placedon the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance periods, and on major African-American authors.Prerequisite: EN 112.
EN 204 Effective Reading Strategies for College Students 2 hours
A course designed for college students to increase their rate of comprehension. Speed drill,vocabulary, and comprehension exercises are covered.
EN 211, 212 Survey of English Literature I, II 3,3 hours
A study of English literature from Anglo-Saxon to modern times. Historical and biographicalbackgrounds are important, but major emphasis is placed on a critical and evaluative analysisof the literature. Prerequisite: EN 112.
EN 221 Literature of African Peoples 3 hours
This course introduces students to the literature of sub-Saharan Africans, African Americansand West Indians. Prerequisite: EN 112.
EN 250 English Fundamentals 2 hours
A course designed for students who did not pass the English Proficiency Examination requiredin their junior year. In it, the basic mechanics of sentence and paragraph structure will bereviewed until the student can demonstrate the ability to write acceptable standard English.Only students who have taken the English Proficiency Examination may register for EN 250.The requirements of this course may not be met by special examination. This course maynot count toward a major or minor in English.
EN 301, 302 Survey of American Literature (W) 3,3 hours
A study of major American poets and prose writers and main currents of thought to whichthey contributed. Prerequisite: EN 112.
EN 304 Advanced Composition (W) 3 hours
An intensive study designed to develop the writing skills of students through advancedrhetorical strategies. Prerequisites: EN 112, junior standing, and completion of at leastone of the literature requirements (EN 201, EN 211, EN 212, EN 301 or EN 302).
EN 305 Biblical Literature (W) 3 hours
A study of selected books from the Old and New Testaments, with emphasis on their literaryvalue and with consideration of the place of the Bible in world literature. Prerequisite: EN112.
EN 311 Theory and Practice in Literary Criticism (W) 3 hours
An introduction to literary theory from Plato to Foucault. Emphasis is placed on the relationshipbetween literature and other disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences, and howthese disciplines influence the production, canonization, interpretation, and analysis of texts.The reading includes adolescent literature to illustrate Plato’s views on the literary educationof young minds. Prerequisites: EN 201 and any two of EN 211, EN 212, EN 301, or EN 302or the instructor’s permission.
EN 320, 321 African-American Literature I, II (W) 3, 3 hours
A survey designed to introduce the student to literature written by Black writers. EN 320covers the period up to 1945; EN 321 covers 1945 to the present. Prerequisites: EN 112,junior standing and completion of at least one of the literature requirements (EN 201, 211,212, 301, or 302).
EN 323 Twentieth Century American Literature (W) 3 hours
An introduction to major American writers of the twentieth century, with emphasis on modernismand post-modernism, and their implication for Christian morality. Prerequisites: junior standingand at least one of the following--EN 211, EN 212, EN 301, or EN 302.
EN 324 Twentieth Century British Literature (W) 3 hours
An introduction to major British writers of the twentieth century, with emphasis on the impactof the politics of social change on the literature of the period. Prerequisites: junior standingand at least one of the following--EN 211, EN 212, EN 301, or EN 302 .
EN 341 Professional Writing (W) 3 hours
A course designed to meet the demands of writing in industry. Writing of reports, proposals,and memoranda, with emphasis on organization and clarity. Prerequisites: EN 112 andjunior standing.
EN 351 Creative Writing 3 hours
Designed to meet the needs of those interested in developing skills in creative writing, fiction,nonfiction, and poetry. Prerequisites: EN 112 and junior standing.
EN 353 Fundamentals of Play Directing 3 hours
Theories of direction and production. Producing and directing a one-act play or one act froma longer play for public performance. Prerequisite: CO 201.
EN 355 Creative Drama 3 hours
Philosophy and techniques involved in improvised drama, including drama for children.Prerequisite: CO 201.
EN 370 Literature of Film 3 hours
A survey of diverse literary texts as seen through their cinematic adaptations. Discussionof selected novels, stories and plays in relation to the film versions of the same works willgenerate appreciation of the differences involved in the transposition to film. Prerequisites:EN 112 and junior standing.
EN 413 Descriptive English Grammar 3 hours
An intensive study of English grammar from both the traditional and the linguistic points ofview. Prerequisite: EN 112 and junior standing.
EN 421 Milton (W) 3 hours
A study of Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, with some attention given to Milton’s minorpoems. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: EN 211 or 212.
EN 431 Elizabethan Literature (W) 3 hours
A study of major authors and works of the period. Prerequisite: EN 211 or 212.
EN 441 Nineteenth Century British Authors 3 hours
A specialized course of study in English poetry and prose between 1798 and 1900. Emphasisis placed on the major Romantic and Victorian poets and the rise of the novel during theVictorian period.
EN 470 Seminar in English (W) 1 hour
A seminar and capstone course in which senior English majors make a brief, comprehensivereview of the body of knowledge that comprises the English program at Oakwood University,and study current problems and developments in the broad field of English language andliterature. Prerequisites: senior status and 27 upper division English hours or permission ofthe instructor.
EN 490-491 Research and Independent Study (W) each 1-3 hours
Individual research under the guidance of an instructor. Limited to senior English majors.Prerequisite: prior approval of the department chair.
FR 101-102 Beginning French 3-3 hours
Study of the fundamentals of grammar, with elementary conversation and reading of simplematerial on French culture. Accurate pronunciation is stressed. Laboratory is required.
Students who have successfully completed two or more years of high school French withintwo years before resuming study of the language at Oakwood University must enroll inIntermediate French.
FR 201-202 Intermediate French 3-3 hours
A general review and continuation of grammar and vocabulary building, with special emphasison the spoken language. Selected readings on French-American life and culture. Laboratoryis required. Prerequisite: FR 102.
SP 101-102 Beginning Spanish 3-3 hours
A study of the fundamentals of grammar, with elementary conversation and reading of simplematerial on Spanish and Hispanic-American culture. Accurate pronunciation is stressed.Laboratory is required. Students who have successfully completed two or more years of highschool Spanish within two years or less before resuming study of the language at OakwoodUniversity must enroll in Intermediate Spanish.
SP 201-202 Intermediate Spanish 3-3 hours
A general review and continuation of grammar and vocabulary building, with special emphasison the spoken language. Selected readings on Spanish and Hispanic American life andculture. Laboratory is required. Prerequisite: SP 102.
SP 490-491-492 Research and Independent Study (W) 3-3-3 hours
Individual research under the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisite: senior Spanish majorwho has completed one year on an ACA campus.Courses offered at Colegio Adventista de Sagunto (in quarter hours)
AP 201-202-203 Spanish Folklore 2-2-2 hours
Insight on the customs, traditions, holidays, costumes, music, songs, and dances of theSpanish people, with an in-depth study on individual regions.
SP 251-252-253 Intermediate Spanish Grammar 4-4-4 hours
Review of grammar combined with oral and written practice at the intermediate level.
SP 261-262-263 Intermediate Spanish Composition 3-3-3 hours
Written Spanish, with special emphasis on grammar, orthography, and syntax at theintermediate level. At least one composition due each week based on everyday topics.
SP 271-272-273 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 2-2-2 hours
Oral practice in class, with emphasis on grammar, phonetics, and syntax at the intermediatelevel. Laboratory required.
SP 312-313 Spain and its Culture 2-2 hours
Lectures and readings on Spanish culture–its history, politics, arts, and literature–with specialemphasis on the Spanish way of thinking.
SP 331-332-333 History of Spanish Literature 3-3-3 hours
A general study of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to contemporary times.Recommended for students with advanced Spanish language skills.
SP 351-352-353 Advanced Spanish Grammar 4-4-4 hours
An in-depth study of Spanish grammar and syntax combined with both oral and writtenpractice.
SP 361-362-363 Advanced Spanish Composition I 3-3-3 hours
Written Spanish, with special emphasis on reading comprehension and compositions whichincorporate the usage and understanding of studied grammatical structures. Compositionswill be related to themes studied in class.
SP 371-372-373 Advanced Spanish Conversation I 2-2-2 hours
Attainment of a strong basic Spanish vocabulary, with special emphasis on grammaticalstructures and idioms, and an understanding of the different speaking levels that exist withinthe language. Emphasis will also be placed on being able to understand and participatefluently and with self-confidence in a colloquial Spanish conversation. Laboratory is required.
SP 399 Readings in Spanish Literature 1-3 hours
SP 422-423 Translation and Interpretation 2-2 hours
Translation methodology and its application to translations of Spanish texts into English andvice versa. Attention is given to the idiomatic expressions in both languages.
SP 451-452-453 Advanced Spanish Grammar II 4-4-4 hours
Review of grammar, with emphasis on difficult points of grammar, orthography, syntax, andstyle, combined with the study of expressions, idioms, and an increase in vocabulary.
SP 461-462-463 Advanced Spanish Composition II 3-3-3 hours
Written Spanish, with special emphasis on difficult points of grammar, orthography, syntax,and style, combined with the study of expressions, idioms, and an expanded vocabulary.
SP 471-472-473 Advanced Spanish Conversation II 2-2-2 hours
Discussion at all levels of the language: colloquial, technical, and philosophical. Some of thediscussions will be taken from newspapers and/or magazines. Special emphasis on syntax,style, phonetic accuracy, and vocabulary. Two hours of laboratory required each week.
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