English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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English Summer 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 101: Composition (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays of some length and complexity. Studies logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structure of expository prose. Methods and conventions of preparing research papers. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill degree requirements. Equivalent to ENGH 100, ENGH 122.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — Roger Lathbury — 01:30 PM to 03:35 PM MTWR — Innovation Hall 317
  • Section B01 — Kerry Folan — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM W — Innovation Hall 328
  • Section A01 — Benjamin J Brezner — 01:20 PM to 04:20 PM M — Robinson B108

200-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 201: Reading and Writing about Texts (3 Credits)

Close analysis of literary texts, including but not limited to poetry, fiction, and drama. Emphasizes reading and writing exercises to develop basic interpretive skills. Examines figurative language, central ideas, relationship between structure and meaning, narrative point of view. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level English.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 202: Texts and Contexts (3 Credits)

Studies literary texts within the framework of culture. Examines texts within such categories as history, gender, sexuality, religion, race, class, and nation. Notes: Builds on reading and writing skills taught in ENGH 201. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level English.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 302: Advanced Composition (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in writing and analyzing expository forms such as essay, article, proposal, and technical or scientific reports with emphasis on research related to student's major field. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill degree requirements. Schedule of Classes designates particular sections of ENGH 302 in business, humanities, natural sciences and technology, and social sciences. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits including the Mason Core literature requirements, requires a grade of C or better.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ENGH 100C, 101C, U101C, 122C, ENGL 100C, 101C, U101C, 122C, HNRS 110C, NCLC 203C or INTS 203C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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ENGH 322: Shakespeare (3 Credits)

Introduction to Shakespeare's art. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A02 — Urvashi Chakravarty — 01:30 PM to 03:35 PM MTWR

ENGH 372: Introduction to Film (3 Credits)

Introduces film medium as an art form. Equivalent to ENGH 555.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 375: Web Authoring and Design (3 Credits)

Provides a rhetorical foundation for web authoring and design in professional settings. Students will learn basic principles of writing for the web, information architecture, coding for accessibility, and usability testing. The production-oriented component of the course provides instruction in writing valid code and practice with web- and graphic-editing software tools. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Alexander Monea — 05:00 PM to 09:30 PM MW — Innovation Hall 209

ENGH 388: Professional and Technical Writing (3 Credits)

Intensive study and practice in various forms of professional and technical writing, including proposals, reports, instructions, news releases, white papers, and correspondence. Emphasizes writing for variety of audiences, both lay and informed, and writing within various professional and organizational contexts. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 396: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 Credits)

Assignments include writing exercises and original works of poetry and fiction. May also include drama or creative nonfiction. Includes reading assignments in covered genres, and may include oral presentations or in-class performance. Original student work read and discussed in class and conference with instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 417: RS: Topics in Folklore Research (3 Credits)

Topic-based course in research methods. Students conduct advanced research in folklore studies using traditional and digital research tools and approaches. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 305 (3 credit) and 85 credit hours earned.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ENGH 488: Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Advanced studies in rhetoric and writing. Introduces key rhetorical terminology and examines how texts construct meaning and how those meanings are determined within social contexts. Topics may include the relationship between rhetorics and poetics, rhetoric and new media, histories of rhetoric, global rhetorics, argument theory, discourse analysis, theories of technical communication, or advanced theories of composition and pedagogy. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 507: Web Authoring and Design (3 Credits)

Provides a rhetorical foundation for web authoring and design in professional settings. Teaches basic principles of writing for the web, information architecture, coding for accessibility, and usability testing. Production-oriented component provides instruction in writing valid code and practice with web- and graphic-editing software tools. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Alexander Monea — 05:00 PM to 09:30 PM MW — Innovation Hall 209

ENGH 591: Topics in Folklore Studies (3 Credits)

Explores folklore and folklife topics such as folk narrative and story telling, folklore and literature, folksong, and folk arts. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 620: Topics in Pedagogy (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of teaching practices in literature, composition, creative writing, linguistics, folklore, or film and media studies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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ENGH 690: Special Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Includes readings and discussion in a wide range of topics related to writing and rhetoric. May focus on a specific theory, method or practice in writing and rhetoric. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

800-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 824: Studies in Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of theoretical, practical, or pedagogical topics related to professional writing and technical communication. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled