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Course Descriptions experimental methods and forms. Members of the class will produce plays at intervals to be established by the instructor and will take turns presenting their works to the group for comment and discussion. Prerequisite: ENG 120. May not be used as a literature elective. ENG 328 Poetry Writing Workshop (3 credits) This course is a roundtable forum in which 10 to 15 students will write short and long poems using traditional and experimental forms. Members of the class will read and respond to poetry by published authors, write their own poems, and take turns presenting their work to the group for commentary and discussion. Prerequisite: ENG 120. May not be used as a literature elective. ENG 329 Fiction Writing Workshop (3 credits) This course is a roundtable forum in which 10 to 15 students will write short fiction using the techniques of 19th century realism as well as modernist and experimental techniques. Members of the class will take turns presenting their manuscripts to the group for commentary and discussion. Prerequisite: ENG 120. May not be used as a literature elective. This course includes reading assignments. ENG 330 Nonfiction Writing Workshop (3 credits) This course introduces students to the basic skills and principles of writing creative nonfiction and magazine feature articles. Student-centered workshop critiques and frequent conferences with the instructor are the primary methods used in the course. The course includes reading assignments in nonfiction genres. Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 121H. ENG 340 Context of Writing: Contemporary Writers and Publishing (3 credits) This course reviews the historical and contemporary development of literary culture. It will examine the driving influences of the literary market, looking at the history and evolution of the publishing industry, book reviews, literary organizations, and literary awards (such as the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and others), and considershow these factors influence literary productions and careers. The course will also examine the lives and the works of the most influential contemporary literary writers who have succeeded in the present culture. Additionally students will be prepared for current trends in publishing and instructed on how to submit their own work for publication. Prerequisite: ENG 121. ENG 350 The English Language (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the following topics in English linguistics: history of English, etymology, vocabulary “morphology”, phonology, dictionaries, syntax, semantics, dialects, discourse analysis, and child language acquisition. The course is designed for students who want to learn about the English language as preparation for teaching, or for becoming better writers, or for studying literature. Students will have the opportunity to research, write about, and present on a linguistic topic of individual interest, such as the language of advertising or of propaganda. Prerequisite: ENG 121.

ENG 431 Advanced Creative Writing (3 credits) This course is designed to support a sequence of writing workshops in the creative writing and English major, to provide students who are serious about their writing an opportunity to study a particular genre (fiction, poetry, scriptwriting or nonfiction) beyond the 300-level workshops. In addition to extensive reading within the chosen genre, workshops require participation in class discussions, student presentations and analyses of other students’ work. Select class periods will be devoted to individual tutorials with the instructor. Prerequisites: ENG 121 and the 300-level workshop in the genre to be studied. Non-majors must have both the above prerequisites and permission of the instructor. ENG 480 Independent Study (3 credits) This course allows the student to investigate any English subject not incorporated into the curriculum. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, the program coordinator or the school dean. ENG 485: Senior Thesis in Creative Writing (6 credits) For creative writing majors only. Over two semesters, mentored by a creative writing faculty member, the student will write a collection of stories or poems, a novella, a play/screenplay or a major portion of a novel. Creative Writing faculty will set the deadlines for the proposal, outline, revision drafts and finished product. Final evaluation will include at least one other Creative Writing faculty member. The final result will be a creative artifact of substantial length in the student’s chosen genre: a book of poems, a short play, a novella, a collection of short stories, or a short novel (60 page minimum for poetry; 80 page minimum for fiction, nonfiction, or playwriting). Prerequisite: B+ average in all creative writing courses taken to date and ENG 431 or permission of instructor.

Environmental Courses ENV 219 Environmental Issues (3 credits) Students in this course examine major environmental problems to make them aware of current and potential environmental issues from the perspectives of society, business, and the individual. This course is cross-listed as SCI 219. Global Marker. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Environment, Ethics, and Public Policy (B.A.) major or permission of the instructor. ENV 309 Ecology and Human Societies (3 credits) This course introduces students to the principles of ecology, with an emphasis on the insights that ecology can provide into the environmental impacts of human activities. Students will explore the ecological roles of individual organisms; the dynamics of populations, biotic communities and ecosystems; energy flows and biogeochemical cycles; and the concept of environmental sustainability. This course is cross-listed as SCI 309. Prerequisite: ENV 219 or SCI 219, or permission of the instructor. ENV 318 Sustainable Communities (3 credits) How do we build a society fit for living? This course looks to the field of environmentally sustainable community devel121

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog