2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2018  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


General Information

Learning support prerequisites: Enrollment in most college-level courses requires qualifying test scores or completion of learning support coursework. To determine eligibility for college-level courses, students who have tested into learning support courses should check the advising chart on the Advising Resources webpage.

Tennessee Board of Regents designations: Courses denoted with the ♦ symbol are General Education courses transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Every TBR institution incorporates a common 41-hour General Education core into its degree requirements and accepts all courses designated with the ♦ symbol as meeting these requirements. A complete matrix of courses that satisfy General Education requirements at all TBR institutions is available on the TBR Web page, policies.tbr.edu/policies/general-education-requirements-and-degree-requirements.

University of Tennessee designations: Courses denoted with the ★ symbol are Pellissippi State courses that receive direct course equivalency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Courses

 

English

  
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    ENGL 0900 - Composition Fundamentals

    Credit(s): 3
    Development and refinement of process-based writing strategies in preparation for college-level courses across the curriculum and the workplace.  The course emphasizes idea generation, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading of paragraphs and essays.  The course also introduces students to basic MLA citation.  Completion of ENGL 0900 satisfies the requirement for the TBR Writing Competencies Levels I and II.

    Corequisite(s): ENGL 1010  

  
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    ENGL 0920 - Composition Processes

    Credit(s): 3
    Study and practice of expository and persuasive writing with emphasis on process; grammar, style and mechanics; paragraph development and essay structure; and use and documentation of source material. Completion of ENGL 0920 satisfies the requirement for the TBR Writing Competencies I and II.

    Corequisite(s): ENGL 1010  

  
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    ENGL 1010 - English Composition I ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Study and practice of expository and persuasive writing. Topics include critical reading and writing essays, with emphasis on research, writing processes and effective formatting.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores
         or
    completion of learning support writing requirements

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 1020 - English Composition II ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Analytic writing based on the study of literature; study and practice of research writing.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 1030 - Writing Workshop ★

    Credit(s): 1
    Tutoring-based course for students in ENGL 1010  or ENGL 1020  who want additional instruction in writing or who have been referred for additional instruction by their ENGL instructors. The course offers instruction in style and mechanics, paragraph development, essay structure, developing and documenting research papers, and writing about literature. To receive credit, students must satisfy the competency requirements established at the beginning of the instructional period and must meet with the instructor assigned to them a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Grading: P/NP.

    Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of ENGL 1010 

    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2060 - Introduction to Shakespeare ★

    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces students to the poems and plays of William Shakespeare. Beginning with analysis and discussion of Tudor England, the Elizabethan world view, and the rise of lyric poetry in the 16th century, the course turns its attention to Shakespeare’s sonnets and his role as leading sonneteer of the age. From there students move to the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, reading such works as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Hamlet,” “Othello,” “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” “Antony and Cleopatra,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale.”

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  

    Note: this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2110 - Early American Literature ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the development of American literature from its beginnings to the War Between the States.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2120 - Modern American Literature ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    American literature from the War Between the States to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2210 - Early British Literature ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the development of British literature from three periods: Anglo-Saxon and Middle Ages, Renaissance and Restoration, and 18th Century.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2220 - Modern British Literature ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the development of British literature from three periods: Romantic, Victorian and 20th Century.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2310 - Early World Literature ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance literature.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2320 - Modern World Literature ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Enlightenment, Romantic and Modern literature.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2331 - African-American Literature ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces students to literature written by major African-American writers. It examines the vernacular (voice), the conventional literary devices and the diverse writing strategies. It also covers the universal themes found in the literature of the following periods: 1865-1919 (Narratives of Slavery and Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Renaissance) and 1919-1940 (the Harlem Renaissance). The course examines the writing of African-Americans found in the following genres: essays, short stories, drama and the novel. The course seeks to improve students’ abilities to read critically, to write analytically and to substantially increase their knowledge of African-American literary traditions and writers.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2510 - Introduction to Poetry ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of poetry as a unique genre of literature with an emphasis on the critical tools for reading poetry.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2520 - Introduction to Drama ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Critical tools for perceptive reading of play texts. Writing emphasis course.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2530 - Introduction to Fiction ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    A study of fiction as a unique genre of literature, with an emphasis on the critical tools necessary for reading fiction.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2620 - Introduction to Poetry Writing ★

    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing poetry, focusing on free verse with a goal of eventual publication. Students learn techniques of composing and editing poems while gaining exposure to poets and poetry written by inspired practitioners.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  

    Note: this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2640 - Introduction to Fiction Writing ★

    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of fiction writing, including plot, characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue and interior monologue. In addition to being introduced to techniques designed to produce imaginative fiction, students gain exposure to conventions of fictional genres such as horror, mystery, science fiction, graphic novel and historical novel.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  

    Note: this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2660 - Introduction to Playwriting

    Credit(s): 3
    Writing of plays in combination with study of models and techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  or consent of instructor

    Note: this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.
  
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    ENGL 2670 - Introduction to Screenwriting

    Credit(s): 3
    Writing of screenplays in combination with study of models and techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  or consent of instructor

    Note: this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.
  
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    ENGL 2810 - Introduction to Film Studies ♦ ★

    Credit(s): 3
    An overview of film history using selected world cinema feature films. Basic elements of film expression for understanding and analyzing narrative cinema. Some research is required.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 

    ♦ This is a General Education  course transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system.  ENGL 2810 will fulfill a humanities elective but not the literature elective.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  
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    ENGL 2950 - Business & Technical Writing ★

    Credit(s): 3
    Instruction and practice in the forms and techniques of business and technical writing and editing on the computer, with an emphasis on basic writing skills when necessary. It is recommended that students be able to type 20 wpm.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  

    Note: this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.
    ★ This course is directly equivalent to a course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.