English

ENG 140 Composition: Writing About Selected Topics
Develops students' ability to write college-level essays by practicing strategies of argumentation and by refining skills of invention, revision, and critical thinking. Leads to writing essays characterized by unity, order, coherence, completeness, clarity, and mechanical correctness. In order to satisfy the College's general education requirement for writing (W), students must receive a grade of C or better in the course. Section topics are designated by individual instructors. This course (or an equivalent) must be taken during the first semester at Rollins. Formerly ENG 101. Does not count as elective credit in the English Major or Minor or the Writing Minor.

ENG 167 Introduction to Creative Writing
Requires writing in a variety of genres including fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Emphasizes peer evaluation, thus requiring that students learn to evaluate the writing of others, as well as their own writing.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 190 Texts and Contexts
This is a theme based course introducing students to the practice of literary analysis and writing. Focusing on skills in close reading using literary and critical terminology on multiple genres. Suitable for non-majors and potential English majors.

ENG 206 Grammar Bootcamp
Covers basic English grammar as well as more advanced grammar to prepare students for advanced writing courses. Topics include parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, diction, and cohesion.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 211 Show and Tell: Visual and Verbal Text Design
Investigates how visuals (pictures, graphics, color, and layout) interact with words to add or disrupt meaning in texts. Studies cutting-edge research on visual perception. Practices document design using InDesign software.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 221 Selected Studies in World Literature
Introduces major writers and theoretical approaches in one or more literary traditions other than - or in combination with - British and/or American. Specific topics vary.
Prerequisite: ENG 140.

ENG 225 Practices of Effective Writing
Helps students refine writing skills by developing sound rhetorical practices and editing strategies.  In order to earn credit for this course, students must receive a grade of “C” or higher. Note: A mandatory pre-course assessment will be required. The results of this assessment may exempt some students from the need to complete the course.  Students who do not take the assessment will be required to complete the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 231 The Bible as Literature
Considers the Old and New Testaments as works of creative literature and includes frequent excursions into poems, plays, music/musicals, and novels influenced by the Bible.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 232 Literature and Experience
This genre course may focus on drama, poetry, fiction, and/or prose. Suitable for nonmajors.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 234 Selected Studies in Literary Themes
Focuses on drama, poetry, fiction, and prose. Suitable for nonmajors.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 242 Contemporary American Short Fiction
Covers short stories written since 1975 by key contemporary authors of short fiction. Topics may include civil rights, feminism, the legacy of Vietnam, or the mundane challenges of simply getting out of bed in the morning and going to work.

ENG 260 Writer's Studio
In this course, you will learn about your creative potential and how to nurture it. You will take up a writing "practice" that includes regular writing and attention to the conditions under which you are most creative and productive. You will learn how to respond effectively to the writing of others. And you will be introduced to some basic techniques of craft that good writers use to achieve effect and meaning.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 267 Topics/Techniques in Writing
The topics version of this course offers an introduction to a very specific genre of writing (fiction, autobiography, humor writing, etc.), giving close attention to the defining characteristics of the genre and offering a sequence of short reading and writing assignments designed to develop facility in producing the genre. The techniques version of this course offers a close study of a specific literary technique (point of view, character/dialogue, narrative design, voice), and requires practicing the technique in short, focused writing assignments with emphasis on both literary and technical excellence.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or consent.

ENG 271 Personal Writing
Explores writing as self-discovery and self-expression, as a means of discovering thoughts, feelings, and intuitions that would otherwise remain inchoate.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 277 Writing for the Community
How do we give voice to private and public concerns in shaping the places we live? How do we become active members influencing decisions in our various communities (political, environmental, religious, social, or intellectual)? This course in the genre of civic writing lets students develop selected forms (letters to the editor, fact-finding summaries, field studies, proposals, documentaries, and other persuasive public project pieces that organizations use to develop cases and gain support), write for a not-for-profit organization, and practice service learning. Formerly ENG 295.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300B Expository Writing: Informal Essay
This course offers students writing practice in the informal essay, a form of writing characterized by self-reflection, individual tastes and experiences, open form, and conversational manner. Early practitioners include E.B. White, Joan Didion, and John McPhee. Students will study the primary qualities demonstrated by these and other masters of the informal essay:narrative techniques, flexible structure and design, unity and order, rhetorical intent, and tone.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300D Expository Writing: Journalistic Essay
This is a writing course that is based on the workshop method of study.  We will read essays from the collection "A Writer's Reader" and discuss them for our purpose of expanding our knowledge of writing techniques.  Students will also submit their writing for full-class workshop discussions.  As a class, we will examine style, structure, language and voice and how they apply to journalistic and non-fiction narrative writing.  This course gives students the opportunity to explore their reading and writing skills and to develop how they relate to personal goals and needs as a writer.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300E Expository Writing: Documented Investigation
This course examines a variety of investigative genres: proposals, interviews, arguments, persuasive letters, as well as source-based reports and essays. As a final project in the course, students may investigate a problem facing one of their communities -- family, work, neighborhood, church, city -- and write a well-researched paper that explains relevant issues and argues for a solution.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 300H Expository Writing: Persuasive Writing
This is a course in writing formal and informal arguments. In addition to reading, analyzing, and writing various types of arguments, students discuss theories of argumentation and argumentative strategies, study logical structure and effective use of evidence in arguments; consider the role of audience and rhetorical appeals to persuade an audience. Essay assignments ask students to practice using definition, casual, resemblance, proposal, and evaluation arguments.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 304 American Literature II: 1865-Present
Explores representative works of the period, focusing on the evolution of American literary consciousness and shifting literary strategies, against their historical and cultural backgrounds. Includes traditional canonical works, as well as works that expand that canon.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 and a 200-level ENG course.

ENG 304C Genre Study in American Literature: Poetry
Examines poetry in American literature, emphasizing the changing forms and conventions of the genre. Focus varies, sometimes by broad literary movement (American Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism), sometimes by theme (race, gender, experimentation).
Prerequisite: ENG 140 and one 200-level ENG elective.

ENG 310 Anglo Saxon & Medieval Literature
Studies literature in historical context of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English periods, from 600 to 1500, in England. Emphasis on the history of the language, the cultural diversity, and the oral-formulaic nature of the poetry. Primary focus: Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 312 Studies in Shakespeare
Focuses on selected plays and/or poems by Shakespeare, examined in the context of history and culture. Satisfies "Major Author" requirement for English Majors.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 321 Selected Studies in World Literature
Explores representative works of literatures other than British and American. Specific writers, works, and/or genres vary.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 367A Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
Focuses on the writing of poetry through workshops run by the student participants and supervised by the professor in a conventional creative writing format. Includes some reading and discussion of contemporary poets.
Prerequisite: ENG 167.

ENG 367C Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
Focuses on the writing of short fiction through writing workshops run by the student participants and supervised by the professor in a conventional creative writing format. Includes some reading and discussion of contemporary short story writers.
Prerequisite: ENG 167.

ENG 374 Editing Essentials
A close study of syntax, i.e., how the various components of a sentence combine to create meaning and effect. Focuses on editing for correctness (grammar, usage, punctuation, mechanics) and on editing for precision (unity, order, coherence, emphasis, diction).
Prerequisite: English Majors/Minors and Writing Minors. ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 380 Language Studies
Investigates the dynamics of language from historical, sociological, and rhetorical perspectives. Students will learn the best tools for understanding language and for editing their own work and that of others.
Prerequisite: ENG Major/Minor or Writing Minor. ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 390 Major Author(s)
Focuses on the works of a single author (excluding Shakespeare) OR a group of closely connected authors. Assigned texts may include secondary sources as well as primary works.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.

ENG 394 Internship in Writing
Interns assist in a variety of activities related to the Rollins Writing Program, i.e., Winter with the Writers; annual student readings; First Friday workshops; and other promotions. Interns are appointed by faculty selection committee.
Prerequisite: Junior status and consent.

ENG 412 Studies in Shakespeare
Topical course on Shakespeare's works, for advanced students. Topic to be advertised in advance of registration. Prerequisite: English major or consent.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent.  JR Status. ENG major.

ENG 429 Selected Studies in American Literature
Studies forms, traditions, themes, and genres, varying from year to year.
Prerequisite: junior/senior standing.

ENG 467 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
Requires strong, established creative writing skills and experience in writing workshops. Encourages submission of selected pieces to appropriate publications. This course may be taken three (3) times for credit. Prerequisite: ENG 367 or ENG 360; or consent.

ENG 490 Advanced Major Author(s) Study
Focuses on the works of a single author (excluding Shakespeare) OR a group of closely connected authors. Assigned texts include secondary sources as well as primary works.
Prerequisite: ENG 140 or equivalent. JR Status.