Courses & Catalog

English

1360 ESSENTIALS OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR* (3 credit hours)

2100 WRITING & EDITING NONFICTION (3 credit hours)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of English 1270 and 1280 or English 1230 and 1240 or their equivalents

2160 SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3 credit hours)

2190 SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3 credit hours)

2260 ELEMENTS OF LITERARY STUDY AND RESEARCH WRITING (3 credit hours)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1270 and 1280 or English 1230 and 1240 or their equivalents 

+English Secondary Teaching majors are not required to take ENG 2100.

2280 CRITICAL STRATEGIES FOR WRITING AND RESEARCH (3 credit hours): Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1270 and 1280 or English 1230 and 1240 or their equivalents

2330 READINGS IN BRITISH LITERATURE I (3 credit hours)

2340 READINGS IN BRITISH LITERATURE II (3 credit hours)

2410 THIRD WORLD LITERATURE (3 credit hours)

2910 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3 credit hours) or 2940 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3 credit hours)  

Prerequisites for all 4000-level literature courses in English: English 1270 and 1280 or English 1230 and 1240 or their equivalents; 2100+, 2260, and 2280

+English Secondary Teaching majors are not required to take ENG 2100.

3870 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT (3 credit hours) Prerequisites:  Successful completeion of English 1270 and 1280 or 1230 and 1240; 2020, 2100, 2160 or 2190, 2260, 2280, 2330 or 2340, 2190 or 2940; consent of department 

4311 STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE (3 credit hours)

4316 WORLD MASTERPIECES (3 credit hours)

4327 METHODS & MATERIALS OF LITERARY RESEARCH (3 credit hours)

4331 LITERARY CRITICISM (3 credit hours)

4337 CLASSICAL RHETORIC (3 credit hours)

4338 LANGUAGE (3 credit hours)

4314 VICTORIAN LITERATURE (3 credit hours)

or 4326 Studies in Romantic Literature (3 credit hours) or 4342 English Literature since 1918 (3 credit hours) or  4349 The English Novel (3 credit hours)  or 4350 Restoration & Early 18th Centrury British Literature (3 credit hours)  or 4351 Later 18th Century British Literature (3 credit hours)  or 4357 The English Renaissance (3 credit hours) or 4358 English Literature of the 17th Century (3 credit hours)

4341 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1918 (3 credit hours) 

or  4321 Black Women Writers (3 credit hours) or  4322 Black American Poetry (3 credit hours) or 4323 Wright, Ellison, and Baldwin (3 credit hours) or 4324 Gwendolyn Brooks Seminar (3 credit hours) or 4332 Black American Fiction (3 credit hours) or 4334 The Image of Blacks in American Prose Fiction (3 credit hours) or 4370 The American Ethnic Experience in Literature (3 credit hours) or 4345 American Literature 1820 - 1865 (3 credit hours) or 4346 American Literature, 1865 - 1918 (3 credit hours)

4390 WOMEN"S VOICES (3 credit hours)

4395 INTERNSHIP IN WRITING (3-12 credit hours). Consent of department

The courses are to be selected from department offerings with the approval of the departmental academic advisor based on major option.  This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.  For a complete list of course descriptions and prerequisites, see the University's comprehensive course listing.

1260 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (3 credit hours)

2010 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM (3 credit hours)

2020 FEATURE WRITING (3 credit hours)

2060 WRITING FOR ADVERTISING (3 credit hours)

2090 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING

2120 TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING

2370 DESKTOP PUBLISHING (3 credit hours)

2540 NEWSWRITING (3 credit hours)

2150 PROSE FICTION (3 credit hours)

2440 POPULAR LITERATURE (3 credit hours)

2451 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH

2670 TOPICS IN ENGLISH (3 credit hours)

2800 WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS (3 credit hours)

2920 WRITING THE SHORT STORY (3 credit hours)

2930 THE WRITING POETRY (3 credit hours)

3630 METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3 credit hours)

3750 STUDENT TEACHING (6 credit hours)

3780 METHODS & MATERIALS OF TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FIELD (3 credit hours)

4306 ADOLESCENT LITERATURE (3 credit hours)

4315 STUDIES IN CHAUCER (3 credit hours)

4321 BLACK WOMEN WRITERS (3 credit hours)

4322 BLACK AMERICAN POETRY (3 credit hours)

4323 WRIGHT, ELLISON AND BALDWIN (3 credit hours)

4336 AMERICAN ENGLISH GRAMMAR (3 credit hours)

4324 GWENDOLYN BROOKS SEMINAR (3 credit hours)

4332 BLACK AMERICAN FICTION

4336 AMERICAN ENGLISH GRAMMAR

4339 CURRENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE (3 credit hours)

4347 TEACHING OF COMPOSITION SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3 credit hours)

4356 THE EXPERIENCE OF FILM (3 credit hours)

4360 TEACHING LITERATURE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3 credit hours)

4361 LANGAUGE AND CULTURE (3 credit hours)

4366 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (3 credit hours)

4367 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGLISH (3 credit hours)

4368 WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH (3 credit hours)

4370 THE AMERICAN ETHNIC EXPERIENCE IN LITERATURE (3 credit hours)

4377 TEACHING WRITING IN A MULTICULTURAL SETTING (3 credit hours)

4379 WORKSHOP IN PUBLISHING (3 credit hours)

4380 SEMINAR IN CREATIVE NON-FICTION (3 credit hours)

4381 SEMINAR IN FICTION (3 credit hours)

4382 THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE (3 credit hours)

4383 SEMINAR IN POETRY (3 credit hours)

4386 MORRISON, WALKER, HURSTON (3 credit hours)

4451 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH (3 credit hours)

 

Select additional electives from outside the department to reach a total of 120 credit hours.

 

Spanish

Spanish Undergraduate Courses

Subject to change. Please refer to the CSU catalog for the most up-to-date, accurate information.

Exposure to the Spanish major. Introductory study skills, time management, and career exploration.
Prerequisite: SPAN 4170 or equivalent, ED 4500 and consent of the department. Must be completed before enrolling in student teaching. Review of vocabulary, syntax, language usage, specific grammar points, cultural concepts, and principles of foreign language teaching to prepare for the state certification examination. Credit may not be counted toward degree requirements.
Oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple Spanish texts.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or consent of the department. Continuation of Spanish 1010.
Prerequisites: SPAN 1020 or consent of the department. Continuation of SPAN 1020. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with Spanish at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy intermediate level proficiency.
Intensive oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple Spanish texts. Course covers one year of college Spanish. Credit may not also be given for SPAN 1010, 1020, 1200, and 1210.
Credit not given for SPAN 1120 and SPAN 1200.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1120.
Mastery of basic grammar and specific vocabulary for professions in the context of specific professions: business, heath and social services, and police and criminal justice. Course may be taken a maximum of three times if the topic is different: (e.g., Spanish for Business, Spanish for Healthcare and Social Services Professions, and Spanish for Police and Criminal Justice.) Credit not given for SPAN 1120 and SPAN 1200 (Spanish for Business).
  • Prerequisites: SPAN 1200.
    Mastery of basic grammar and specific vocabulary for professions in the context of specific professions: business, heath and social services, and police and criminal justice. Course may be taken a maximum of three times if the topics are different: (e.g., Spanish for Business, Spanish for Health Care and Social Services Professions, and Spanish for Police and Criminal Justice). Credit not given for both SPAN 1130 and SPAN 1210 when the topic is business.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or consent of the department. Intensive oral drill and recitation in Spanish grammar. Advanced practice in reading and writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN2010 or consent of the department. Continuation of SPAN 2010. IAI H1900
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Continuation of SPAN 2020. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with Spanish at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy intermediate level proficiency.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or consent of the department. Development of spoken Spanish for general purposes. Cannot be taken by fluent speakers of Spanish. Additional course fee.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2060 and consent of the department. Further development of spoken Spanish for general purposes. Cannot be taken by fluent speakers of Spanish. Additional course fee
Prerequisite: Three credit hours of Spanish and consent of the department. Skills in the Spanish language for specific careers such as business, health services, and social services.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Application of Spanish in areas of community and educational concerns and in local business and industry. Specific vocabulary, conversation and comprehension exercises. Workshop. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Continued study of grammar through proper idiomatic usage. Writing emphasis course.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or consent of the department. Continuation of SPAN 3010. (A writing emphasis course.)
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 and consent of the department. Techniques of translation and their practical application. Credit not given for both FL&L 3100 and SPAN 3100.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. An accelerated review of language skills for native and near-native speakers of Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3110 or consent of the department. Continuation of SPAN 3110.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Study of Spain's culture, traditions, and customs as revealed in readings, art and music. (A writing emphasis course.)
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Study of Latin American culture and customs as revealed in readings, art and music. (A writing emphasis course.) IAI: HF 904N.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Original compositions in Spanish. Translations from English to Spanish. Advanced practice in Spanish conversation
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Original compositions in Spanish. Translations from English to Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Afro-Hispanic culture and language as revealed in customs, history, speech, art, music and religion. (An enrichment core course.) (Satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.) IAI: HF 904N.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Study of specialized vocabulary and structures of the language needed to deal with the Hispanic population in a variety of community and social agencies.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Study of specialized vocabulary and structures of the language needed to deal with the Hispanic population in a variety of community and social agencies.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Literary analysis of Spanish texts, using different critical approaches. Frequent written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Selected masterpieces of Spanish literature from its origins to 1699.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Selected masterpieces of Spanish literature from 1700.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. The course examines the linguistic features that are unique to the various Hispanic groups in the United States, as well as their cultural heritage.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Selected masterpieces of Spanish American literature from the time of the conquest to modernism.
Prerequisite: 2020 or consent of the department. Selected masterpieces of Spanish American literature from postmodernism to the present.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the department. Study of the outstanding Black writers of Peru, Ecuador, and the Caribbean Circle. (Satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department and of faculty members who will supervise the research.
Individual research in a specific area suited to the student's needs. Weekly conference with faculty advisor and summary paper required.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or consent of the instructor. Specific topics dealing with literature, culture, language, or foreign language methodology. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or consent of the department. Selected masterpieces of Mexican literature with emphasis on works from the twentieth century.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3020 or consent of the department. Study of the Spanish sound system and analysis of the syntactic, morphological and semantic system of Spanish. Contrast between English and Spanish sounds and between English and Spanish grammatical structures.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or consent of the Spanish and/or CMAT advisors. Examination of the Hispanic media industry and important issues confronting Hispanic media producers. (CMAT 4327 is identical to SPAN 4270, and credit will not be given for both.)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or consent of the department. Study of writings by United States Hispanic authors. Topics may vary to emphasize specific genres and/or nationalities and/or themes. May be repeated three times under different topics for a total of 9 credit hours.
rerequisite: SPAN 3020 or consent of the department. The study of business vocabulary and concepts is continued with an emphasis on translating business letters and documents.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or consent of the department. Study of specific vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and concepts used in international business. Areas of interest include import/export, international banking, and marketing.
Prerequisites: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department.
Spanish literature from its beginnings to the Renaissance. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department. Spanish poetry and prose, and/or drama from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department. Spanish poetry, prose, and/or drama from the Enlightenment to the Generation of 1898. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department. Spanish poetry, prose, and/or drama since the Generation of 1898. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisites: SPAN 3010 OR 3020 or the consent of the department. Survey of major Peninsular films. Discussion of theory and themes with screenings of representative works. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department. Latin American literature and culture from its beginnings through the Colonial period. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department. Nineteenth century Latin American literature and culture, including poetry, prose, and drama. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisites: SPAN 3010 OR 3020 or the consent of the department. Twentieth century Latin American literature and culture including poetry, prose and drama. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department. Latin American Literature and culture since 1961, including poetry, prose, and drama. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or 3020 or the consent of the department. Survey of Latin American films. Discussion on theory and themes with screenings of representative works. Oral and written reports.
Prerequisite: Prior admission to the department honors program. A program of study and research during senior year with an individual faculty mentor (thesis advisor). A thesis/project and public presentation are the expected culmination of the course.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Writing of Spanish senior thesis in Spanish with guidance of a faculty advisor. Oral presentation of thesis to a faculty panel is required.