College of Arts and Sciences
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 WSTU 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 Writing Internship (3)
The writing internship provides 160 hours of hands-on experience for the student who is interested in a career as a writer in business, industry, government, or the helping professions and social services. Students must apply for the internship during the fall semester to be accepted as writing interns for the spring semester. Student interns work an average of 10 hours per week under the supervision of a professional writer in the Chattanooga area. Spring semester. Prerequisites: English 121 and 122 and approval of internship coordinator one full semester in advance. Maximum 6 hours credit.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
Every semester. See Departmental Honors.
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.
499r Group Studies (1-3)
Group study projects by special approval of department head. Every semester. Maximum 3 hours for B.A. in English or B.S., Secondary English.