2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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EN 080 Reading and Writing 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information

Does not meet requirements for associate or bachelor’s degrees, but may meet requirements for vocational diplomas and certificates. Course is not calculated in the NMU GPA and is not counted as earned credit hours toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.

This course offers an intensive, integrated review of reading and writing skills, study strategies and vocabulary development. During the semester, each student will generate a minimum of 3000 words of college-level writing.

Notes: A grade of "C" or better is required to enroll in EN 090.
EN 090 Developmental Composition 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Appropriate standardized scores or referral of instructor and director of composition.

Does not meet requirements for associate or bachelor’s degrees, but may meet requirements for vocational diplomas and certificates. Course is not calculated in the NMU GPA and is not counted as earned credit hours toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.

This course develops students’ abilities to write sentences, paragraphs, and brief essays with increased fluency and greater accuracy. During the semester, each student will generate a minimum of 4000 words of college-level writing.

Notes: A grade of “C” or better is required to enroll in EN 111. Students may enroll in EN 109 dependent upon referral of instructor and Director of Composition.
EN 090W Developmental Composition Workshop 1 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: EN 090

This required workshop is for students enrolled in EN 090, Developmental Composition. Students will participate in weekly, faculty-supervised, tutor-led workshops. All grading and arrangement of workshops will be done by the faculty member. 

EN 103 Approaches to Academic Literacy and Study 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Goal setting, basic learning skills, study techniques, note-taking, vocabulary, writing and reading comprehension will be emphasized in this course to develop students’ positive reading attitudes, motivation and self-efficacy. Specifically, students will participate in a variety of instructional activities to promote collaborative learning and critical thinking.

Notes: Does not count toward an English major or minor.
EN 109 Intensive College Composition 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: EN 109W.
  • Prerequisites: Appropriate standardized scores or referral of instructor and Director of Composition.

This course provides the time, coursework, and support necessary for students to develop their writing skills over a sustained period of time with tutorial assistance. Students will write, read, and discuss paragraphs and essays about significant subjects. During the semester, each student will generate a minimum of 5000 words of college-level writing. 

Notes: A grade of “C” or higher is required for successful completion. A grade of “B” or higher is required to enroll in EN 211.
EN 109W Intensive College Composition Workshop 1 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: EN 109.

A required workshop for students enrolled in EN 109, Intensive College Composition. Students will participate in weekly, faculty-supervised, tutor-led workshops. All grading and arrangement of workshops will be done by the faculty member.

EN 110 Good Books 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

An exploration of a variety of books from the past and present for the general reader. Reading and discussing ideas from books with insights into human experiences are emphasized.

EN 111 College Composition I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: Appropriate standardized scores or successful completion EN 090 or EN 109. Students who are part of the honors program should consult with the honors program director.

​This course develops students' abilities to write, read, and discuss paragraphs and short essays about significant subjects. During the semester, each student will generate a minimum of 5000 words of college-level writing.

Notes: A grade of "C" or better is required to enroll in EN 211.
EN 112 Mythology 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Study of cultural myths, emphasizing Western (Greek, Roman, Norse), but including others such as Eastern (Chinese, Indian) and American Indian mythologies.

EN 125 Introduction to Film 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Provides a broad introduction to the study of film. Offers close analyses of selected films in relation to their cultural contexts. Consideration will be given to ways of writing about film.

EN 211 College Composition II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better. Students who are part of the honors program should consult with the honors program director.

This course continues the development of students’ abilities to write carefully, to read closely, and to discuss critically. Writers expand their stylistic range, awareness of form, and ability to deal with complex issues. Students will write longer papers with at least one using information from other sources. During the semester, each student will generate a minimum of 6000 words of college-level writing.

Notes: A grade of "C" or better is required to count EN 211 toward completion of the written English Competency University Requirement. EN 211 does not count toward the English major or minor. EN 211 repeats EN 211A, EN 211B, EN 211D, and EN 211E.
EN 215 Introduction to Creative Writing 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: EN 211 or instructor's permission.

An introduction to the craft of writing poetry, fiction and drama/script writing, emphasizing the analysis of models and class discussion of student work.

EN 220 Introduction to Shakespeare 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better.

Introduction to the comedies, tragedies, romances and sonnets of Shakespeare.

EN 225 History of World Cinema 4 cr.
  • Offered: Every other fall.
A survey of the development of an international film language from its origins. Begins with emphasis on classical Hollywood cinema and European art cinema and moves to a wide geographical, political and aesthetic spectrum.
EN 247 Introduction to Literary Studies 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department

This first course for English majors introduces students to important terms and concepts relevant to literary study and improves students' abilities to read and interpret works of fiction, poetry and drama. Through a series of guest speakers, it also introduces students to faculty members in the department.

Notes: Formerly EN 282.
EN 250 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in Literature 4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better.

The study of the role and significance of gender and sexuality in literature, including feminist and gender studies approaches.  The genres and periods covered by this class will vary.

EN 260 Popular Culture 4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better.

The arts and artifacts of popular culture from generic and thematic perspectives, emphasizing the spoken and written word, films, radio and television as well as the application of critical methods to these arts.

EN 265 Introduction to Folklore 4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better.

The genres and themes of American folklore including folk speech, proverbs, legends, poetry and ballads. Includes samples of folk narrative dealing with customs, traditions and work experience.

EN 283 Survey of British Literature I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better.

British literature from before the Middle Ages to the 18th century, concentrating on major figures and works and on the development of modern issues in literature.

EN 284 Survey of British Literature II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better.

A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the mid-20th century, concentrating on major figures and works and on the development of modern issues in literature.

EN 285 Survey of American Literature 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of “C” or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of “B” or better.

A survey of American literature from the age of European exploration to the Reconstruction period, concentrating on major figures and texts and on the development of modern literary issues.

EN 286 Survey of American Literature II 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of “C” or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of “B” or better.

A survey of American literature from the Reconstruction period to the present, concentrating on major figures and texts and on the development of modern literary issues.

EN 295 Special Topics 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: EN 111 with a grade of "C" or better, HON 101, or EN 109 with a grade of "B" or better.

Investigation of a significant topic, theme or group of works. Content varies.

Notes: May be repeated if topic varies.