Practical Writing Skills (1 Hour)

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Prerequisites:  or appropriate score on assessment test.

Not many materials or tools are needed for the U.S. History and Government Regents exam. You should have at least two blue or black ink pens to write your answers.

Sentence Pattern Skills (1 Hour)

English Grammar Review (1 Hour)

A. Identify, describe and differentiate the cultural contexts for the rise of Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Early Tin Pan Alley, the Broadway Musical, Big Band and Western Swing.

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

D. Discuss several of Shakespeare’s major works, such as Hamlet, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, Part I, A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream or The Tempest.

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

In this survey course, the student will study British literature written up to 1800, ranging from the Anglo-Saxon to the Augustan eras, including works by major authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and Swift. The course will emphasize the relationships among influential writers, their lives and times. Additionally, the student will explore the literary differences between the British culture and one other culture that was governed by the British Empire. Such non-British literary works may be from Australia, India, Asia, various regions of Africa or the Middle East. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.


This course introduces students to the analysis of plays as literature. Beginning with the Greek dramatists and ending with the contemporary scene, students will read full-length plays and the comments of playwrights, directors, actors and critics. They will analyze drama from psychological, historical, philosophical, structural and dramatic perspectives. Students will write essays demonstrating their understanding of the works studied. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

Children's Literature is meant for all students interested in bringing children and books together but is especially suited for those who are students with English or education majors; teachers already in the elementary school classroom; parents; those working with children in preschools, day-care centers and libraries; and grandparents and prospective parents. The course would also benefit those exploring the field of writing and illustrating for children. Students will identify children's needs and interests, list the criteria for choosing books for children, and demonstrate the means by which we can bring children and books together. Students will read, examine and critique a variety of children's literature selected by author, genre and historical time period. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

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This course features significant opportunities to write about the literature and the reader's response to it. Students will learn the historical fictional precedents of the short story; the similarities and differences between the short story and other narrative forms, such as the novel; the differences between the short story and its historical precedents, between short stories and film adaptations of them, and between commercial and literary short stories. Students will discover the place of short stories in major literary movements, the key elements of short stories and interpretive approaches to short stories. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.