204 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
ENGL U101. Composition I (3) Instruction and practice in academic
writing, critical reading and research. Attention is given to planning,
drafting, revising, and editing a variety of texts. For students whose
placement testing indicates a need for more intensive study, English 101A
with a noncredit lab is mandatory to provide supplemental instruction
and practice in writing.
ENGL U101H. Honors Composition (3) Thematic studies designed by
English faculty specifically for honors students. Its focus may vary depending
on the instructor's area of interest. Intensive reading, writing, research, and a
service component are included. Prerequisite: Admission to honors program
as a first year student or permission of director of honors program. Students
who earn an F in ENGL U101H may not re-enroll in ENGL U101H. Students
who pass ENGL U101H with a D are not eligible to enroll in ENGL U102H.
ENGL U102. Composition II (3) Continued instruction in composition,
building on skills introduced in English 101. Attention is given to writing for
specific audiences, reading and analyzing challenging texts, and synthesizing
academic sources in writing. Prerequisite: ENGL U101.
ENGL U102H. Honors Composition and Literature (3) Study of works
of literature and their social and historical contexts designed by English
faculty specifically for honors students. Its focus may vary depending on
the instructor's area of interest. Intensive reading, writing, research, and
a service component are included. Prerequisites: ENGL U101H with a C
or better and admission to honors program or permission of director of
honors program. Students who earn an F in ENGL U102H must successfully
complete ENGL U102.
ENGL U208. Introduction to Creative Writing (3) Beginning writing
workshop. Writers gain experience in genres of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
ENGL U245. Business Writing (3) Developing communication skills for the
successful professional. Students reflect and apply principles of appropriate
content, style and format for memos, letters, reports, resumes, interviews
ENGL U250. Selected English Studies Abroad (3-6) A selection of
literature written in English or world literature in translation, together with
cultural immersion relevant to course texts.
ENGL U252. Understanding English Grammar (3) Intensive review of
grammatical principles and mechanics of English with emphasis on exploration
and discovery of principles of English grammar usage.
ENGL U275. Masterpieces of World Literature (3) Selections from the
literature of western and non-western cultures from ancient to modern times.
ENGL U279. Survey of American Literature I (3) American poetry, drama,
and prose from colonial times to 1865.
ENGL U280. Survey of American Literature II (3) American poetry,
drama, and prose from 1866 to the present.
ENGL U283. Native American Literature (3) Selected readings by Native
American writers, including novels, short stories and poetry. ENGL U283/ENGL
U383 will be offered concurrently. The reading and writing assignments for
students taking ENGL U383 will be longer and the standard for grading will
be more demanding. Students may not enroll for both courses.
ENGL U289. Survey of British Literature I (3) British poetry, drama, and
prose from the Old English Period to 1797.
ENGL U290. Survey of British Literature II (3) British poetry, drama,
and prose from 1798 to the present.
ENGL U291. African American Literature (3) A survey of writings by
African American authors. The literary types studied may vary. English
291/391 will be offered concurrently. The reading and writing assignments for
students enrolled in ENGL U391 will be longer and the standard for grading
will be more demanding. Students may not receive credit for both courses.
ENGL U300. Introduction to the Study of Literature (3) Terminology
and methods for the study of literature and criticism, involving the scrutiny
of primary and secondary text as well as independent research. Required
for English majors. Students who wish to major in English should complete
this course before enrolling in English courses above U301.
ENGL U301. Mythical, Classical, and Biblical Backgrounds (3) Central
myths and stories of classical and biblical traditions. Myths, characters,
narrative patterns, archetypes, and the ways classical texts have shaped
imaginative literature are addressed. Required for English majors. Students
who wish to major in English should complete this course before enrolling
in English courses above U301.
ENGL U308. Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing (3) Further
experience in writing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Prerequisite: ENGL
U208 or consent of instructor.
ENGL U318. Writing in Digital Environments (3) Using and evaluating
a variety of digital tools to research, draft, revise, edit, and publish texts in
diverse media. Prerequisites: CSCI U138 or EDCI U120.
ENGL U319. Development of the Novel (3) A critical and historical
study of the novel surveying major novels and novelists and illustrating the
characteristics of the genre, its historical development, and its reflection of
significant literary periods and movements.
ENGL U320. Development of Short Fiction (3) A critical and historical
study of short fiction surveying the genre and illustrating its characteristics,
historical development, and reflection of significant literary periods.
ENGL U322. Contemporary Literature (3) Comparative works by contemporary
ENGL U329. Development of Poetry (3) The development of poetry as
a genre and art form. Major periods, movements, and poets from Western
and world canons illustrate the richness of the poetic tradition.
ENGL U330. Development of Drama (3) The development of plays and
playwrights. Plays from the classical period are explored, and the development
of drama through its major movements to the present time is charted.
ENGL U345. Topics in Professional Writing (3) Advanced theory and
practice of writing, editing, planning and communicating in professional