433 Modern Poetry (3)
434 Twentieth-Century American Novel (3)
435 Modern American Drama (3)
Selected plays of representative dramatists with special emphasis on American drama since 1920. On demand.
443r Major British Figures (3)
A reading course in the works of a major British writer or writers. Writers to be studied will be specified in the schedule of classes. On demand. Maximum credit 6 hours for the degree.
445r Major American Figures (3)
A reading course in the works of a major American writer or writers. Writers to be studied will be specified in the schedule of classes. On demand. Maximum credit 6 hours for the degree. May be registered as Womens Studies 445r only when the content focuses on female authors.
446r Major Issues in Rhetoric (3)
An intensive seminar on a focused issue in rhetoric. Specific subject to be identified in the schedule of classes. Open to English majors only; others with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: 27 hours of English above the 100 level.
447r Special Topics in Literature and Language (3)
An intensive study seminar on a focused theme or topic in literature or language. Specific subject to be identified in the schedule of classes. Open to English majors only; others with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: 27 hours of English above the 100 level.
450 Theories and Methods of Argument (3)
An advanced study in the theories and methods of argument. Students will review classical rhetoric and an Aristotelian model of persuasion with special emphasis on epideictic, deliberative, and forensic rhetorical classifications.
460 Modern English Grammar (3)
An introduction to the system phonological, morphological, syntactical of present-day American English. Emphasis on various recent presentations of this system. On demand. Prerequisites: 360, 361, or approval of the department head.
462 English As a Second Language (3)
This course offers nonnative speakers intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing English. The course is designed to enhance the students academic course work in the areas of note taking, discussion, essay writing, research and documentation, and group presentation. Course will not apply to any undergraduate major or degree. Cannot be taken for graduate credit.
471r Writing Workshop (3)
An advanced seminar in writing with individual projects in imaginative, expository, or critical writing. On demand. Prerequisites: two writing courses above 100 level. Approval of department head and instructor required to register for credit after 6 hours earned.
473 Proposals, Articles and Technical Research (3)
Proposal-writing as practiced in government, academic, business, and industry, grounded in persuasive theory. Students will also learn technical research skills and write several technical/scholarly articles. Spring semester. Prerequisites: English 121 and 122.
479r Internship (3)
The internship provides 150 hours of hands-on experience for the student who is interested in a career in business, industry, government, or non-profit agency. Students must apply for the internship during the semester previous to the intended internship experience. Student interns work for an average of 10 hours per week under the supervision of a professional in the Chattanooga area. Prerequisites: English major or minor with 18 hours of English credit in addition to English 122, and approval of internship coordinator. Maximum 6 hours credit.
480 Theatre and Feminism (3)
Readings, discussion and writing about a wide variety of plays by modern feminist playwrights. On demand. Prerequisite: English 121. May be registered as Theatre and Speech 480 or Womens Studies 480. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses.
482 Womens Rhetoric (3)
A theoretical, historical, and, primarily, rhetorical examination of womens discourse through the study of speeches, essays, and other rhetorical artifacts. Special attention will be given to the ways women have used traditional rhetorical strategies and how they have subverted this tradition and/or brought strategies from private life to bear on public discourses. On demand. Prerequisites: English 122 and 202, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Womens Studies 482. Credit not allowed in both English 482 and Womens Studies 482.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
Every semester. See Departmental Honors. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
498r Individual Studies (1-3)
Individual study projects by special approval of department head. Every semester. Maximum 3 hours for B.A. in English or B.S., Secondary English. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
499r Group Studies (1-3)
Group study projects by special approval of department head. Every semester. Maximum 6 hours toward the B.A. in English; maximum 3 hours toward the B.S., Secondary English.
Professor Oralia Preble-Niemi, Head
The department offers the B.A. degree in Foreign Languages with concentrations in French, Greek and Latin, Latin, and Spanish. A student may also pursue a B.A. in Humanities degree with an emphasis in classical civilization. Elementary and intermediate German, Italian, and Portuguese are offered and may be chosen to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Modern language courses, taught in English, which deal with foreign literatures and civilizations, afford the non-foreign language student a broader perspective of other peoples and cultures.
The department also offers minor programs in Latin, Greek, Classics, Spanish, or French.
A native speaker of a language which is offered for credit by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures or anyone with native speaker proficiency in such a language must consult the department for proper placement and approval to enroll.
Independent studies will be offered only for 400-level courses, with the exception of courses in German and the Classical languages, which will be taught at any level in this format only upon availability of staff and mutual consent of student and instructor.
All incoming students who have three years or more of high school study in a single foreign language (and no college level study of the language) and who wish to continue study in that language will be required to take a placement test to determine their level of competence in that language. A student should begin study of the language in question at the level established by the placement level. Under special circumstances, exceptions may be granted upon appeal to the department.