206 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
(3) Poetry, prose and drama of writers from the English-speaking world
outside the United States.
ENGL U425. American Literature, Beginnings to 1830 (3) Colonial
and revolutionary American writing with special attention to literary types
and to the influence of religion and politics.
ENGL U426. American Literature, 1830-1865 (3) Readings in representative
ENGL U427. American Literature, 1865-1910 (3) Readings in representative
ENGL U428. American Modernism (3) Readings in representative works
from the first half of the twentieth century.
ENGL U429. Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (3) Philosophy
and literature of the New Negro movement of the 1920s, including works
by Hughes, Hurston, Cullen, Fauset and McKay.
ENGL U430. American Postmodernism (3) Readings in representative
works from after World War II.
ENGL U436. Science Fiction Literature (3) Representative science fiction
from the beginnings of the genre to the present.
ENGL U437. Women Writers (3) Representative works written by women.
ENGL U447. Southern Literature (3) An historical and critical survey of
selected works of Simms, Lanier, Cable, Harris, Wolfe, Faulkner, O’Connor,
Johnson, Wright, McCullers, and other southern writers.
ENGL U451. Introduction to Linguistics (3) An overview of language
and linguistics oriented toward language as a reflection of the structure of
the human mind and human society. Phonetics, phonology, morphology,
syntax and semantics and how they relate to linguistic theory, to issues of
language use, to questions of language in the social context, and to issues
of language acquisition and language learning are emphasized.
ENGL U453. Development of the English Language (3) History and
evolution of the English language reflecting changes in phonetics, semantics,
morphology, and syntax, as well as assembly of dictionaries.
ENGL U459. Theories of Rhetoric and Composition (3) The theory
and principles of rhetoric and the application of these principles to contemporary
public rhetoric and to the student's own thinking and writing.
Special emphasis will be given to analyzing and composing texts aimed
at persuading diverse audiences.
ENGL U468. Advanced Creative Writing (3) Discussion and criticism
of original student manuscripts in the student’s genre of choice, fiction,
creative nonfiction, or verse, with the expectation of producing a polished
manuscript of several chapters, stories, essays, or poems. Required of
all English majors concentrating in creative writing and of all creative
ENGL U473. The Teaching of Writing (3) Theory and methods of teaching
composition and extensive research and practice in various kinds of
writing expected of high school and college students.
ENGL U483. Theory of Literary Criticism (3) Various theories of literary
criticism with the aim of establishing standards of judgment. Practice in
criticism of literary works.
ENGL U485. Adolescent Literature (3) A survey of literature written
for adolescent readers, especially the realistic problem novel. Special
attention is placed on defining the characteristics of the field and on
developing critical standards for evaluating the works.
ENGL U490. Senior Seminar (3) The integration of knowledge; the
exploration of ethical issues; and the application of the skills of research,
analysis, and writing about literature at an advanced level. Completion of
an academic portfolio, self-directed research and writing, and formal oral
presentations are required. The specific focus of the course is designed by
faculty and may vary depending on the instructor's area of interest and
the students' areas of concentration. Prerequisites: Senior standing; SPCH
U201, U201R; ENGL U300; and 15 hours of ENGL courses numbered U300
or above, including either U459, U482, or U483.
ENGL U499. Internship (1-3) Supervised professional experience or
research outside of the classroom, involving a meaningful project or
activity for the employing firm or organization and a scholarly project for
the student. For three credit hours, a minimum of 135 hours of supervised
work, periodic class meetings and consultation with the instructor are
required. A contractual agreement signed by the employer, the student,
the instructor, and the dean of the college is mandatory. A student may
repeat ENGL U499 once with a different internship contract description
for a total of no more than six hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisite:
Junior or senior standing; a minimum of six hours in major courses
numbered U300 and above; GPA 2.0 overall, 2.5 in English courses; and
consent of the faculty supervisor and advisor.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ENSL)
Note: The completion of ENGL U102 or the equivalent is prerequisite to
enrollment in all higher level English as a Second Language courses.
ENSL U101. Writing I for Non-native Speakers of English (3) Developing
in improving the writing skills of the non-native English speaker. Confidence
in writing abilities is built through a systematic approach to the understanding
of writing as a process.
ENSL U351. Linguistics for Language Learners and Teachers (3) An
overview of language and linguistics orientated toward learners and teachers.
Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics are emphasized
as well as theories of Krashen and others with particular focus on language
acquisition and language learning.
ENSL U353. Principles of Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages (3) Key methods, best practices and praxis, moving from ESOL
theory and principles into best practices. Use of educational standards,
language learning strategies and techniques for instruction in reading,