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ARB:200

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level...

ARB:201

Building upon skills introduced in ARB 200, students are expected to enhance the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic. This class will...

ARB:300

Students will begin to develop an intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Through the introduction of new vocabulary, the course will provide opportunities for students to solidify and...

ARB:301

This course continues building the students’ intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. The continued introduction of new vocabulary will provide opportunities for students to...

CA:100
Course Credits: 3

Introduces the speech communication process, both theory and practice. Primary goals are to increase confidence and reduce anxieties about public speaking.

CA:152, 252, 352, 452
Course Credits: 1-6

CA:171, 271, 371, 471
Course Credits: 1-3

CA:191, 192, 193, 194
Course Credits: 1-3

CA:201
Course Credits: 3

Studies interpersonal levels of communication and their applications. Skills developed and topics explored include verbal and non-verbal effectiveness; self-disclosure and assertiveness; active...

CA:209
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to the basic elements of black and white photography. Fundamental camera and darkroom techniques are studied. Emphasis on photography as an interpretive and...

CA:212
Course Credits: 3

Explores basic theory and practice in the art of communicating literature: prose, poetry and drama. Selection, analysis and performance are the primary areas of focus.
 

CA:232
Course Credits: 3

Study of written and oral communication theory and its importance in accomplishing organizational objectives. Practical exercises will be reviewed to build on basic skill requirements.

CA:250
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to mass communication through study of the commercial, historical and social underpinnings of American mass media and information industries.

CA:261
Course Credits: 3

Study of dramatic literature, acting, stage design, production, and theatrical styles and trends from the classical age of Greece to the middle of the nineteenth century....

CA:262
Course Credits: 3

Study of dramatic literature, acting, stage design, production, and theatrical styles and trends from Ibsen to the present. Recommended preparation: CA 261.

CA:295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 1-6
CA:305
Course Credits: 3

Explores film as an art form, treating its language, history and genres with special emphasis on the roles of those under-represented in the film industry. Many films, arranged around various...

CA:309
Course Credits: 3

Provides basic laboratory training in techniques of acting and directing through practical exercises with short scenes and plays. Work on voice and movement. Interpretation skills, performance...

CA:313
Course Credits: 3

Offers practical experience in event and theatrical production. Includes class work and participation in the stages of an actual event or production. Hands-on activities are required of all...

CA:323
Course Credits: 3

Offers practice in professional writing skills needed for careers in advertising, public relations, radio and television. Prerequisite: CA/EN 220 or Department permission.

CA:324
Course Credits: 3

An advanced professional writing course, providing intensive practice in writing blogs, commentaries and features for publication in print and web. Prerequisite: CA/EN 220 or Department...

CA:376
Course Credits: 3

Probes the influence of individuals’ backgrounds on cross-cultural experiences. The roles of ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation are explored by examining how verbal...

CA:380
Course Credits: 3

Explores organization communication theory and its application to real world public relations cases involving business, nonprofit and governmental organizations.

CA:391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits: 1-3

CA:395
Course Credits: 1 - 3

CA:401
Course Credits: 3

Surveys the different ways in which communication has been conceptualized, described and explained. Explores the powers and limitations of various theories and perspectives. Junior/senior...

CA:403
Course Credits: 3

Studies the historical antecedents and contemporary practice of public relations in America. Special emphasis is placed on day-to-day tasks, skills and responsibilities of practitioners....

CA:410
Course Credits: 3

An in-depth analysis of the video and audio industries such as TV and cable networks, AM and FM radio, the music industry and the developing integration of video and computer networks. Special...

CA:491, 492, 493, 494
Course Credits: 1-3

Offers opportunities for junior and senior level students in good academic standing and possessing the necessary skills to pursue a research topic or to develop a project. Closely...

CA/EN:220
Course Credits: 3

Introductory journalism course teaching basic skills in writing news for print, broadcast and web. Students learn to write clearly, concisely and accurately under deadline and will submit...

EN:100/101
Course Credits: 3,3

An intensive treatment of fundamental forms of composition, principles of grammar, sentence structure, followed by the preparation of a research paper. This is a two-semester course. To fulfill...

En:108
Course Credits: 3

A college-level course in English for international students which focuses on developing skills in listening, speaking, and writing needed for success in college. International students take...

EN:110
Course Credits: 3

Extensive work in expository writing, some treatment of grammar and style, and the completion of an acceptable research paper in MLA format. This course fulfills the General Education...

EN:152, 252, 352, 452
Course Credits: 1-6

EN:171, 271, 371, 471
Course Credits: 1-3

EN:191, 192, 193, 194
Course Credits: 3

EN:207
Course Credits: 3

Extended instruction and practice in grammar and expository writing, intended for students who have earned credits in composition but who need additional training and skill development.

EN:210
Course Credits: 3

Expository, analytic, and critical writing based on reading in major literary genres. Required for English majors.*

EN:220
Course Credits: 3

Introductory journalism course teaching basic skills in writing news for print, broadcast and web. Students learn to write clearly, concisely and accurately under deadline and will submit...

EN:255
Course Credits: 3

A study of representative epics and poems with an emphasis on their relevance to the development of Western civilization.

EN:256
Course Credits: 3

A course focusing on selected prose works, including selections from a variety of literary periods and genres.

EN:281
Course Credits: 3

Analysis and discussion of selected short stories by authors from different cultures and countries.

EN:283
Course Credits: 3

Reading, analysis, and writing about selected fiction, poetry and/or drama by authors with strong Ohio connections. Texts may include works by fiction writers such as Toni Morrison, Sherwood...

EN:295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 1-6

EN:312
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to the origins, history and structure of the English language. Study of the function of language in society. Required for English majors and those preparing for AYA and Middle...

EN:314
Course Credits: 3

A systematic study of traditional grammar with applications to writing, revising and editing, literary analysis, and teaching English language arts. Required for English majors and those...

EN:318
Course Credits: 3

Develops skill in imaginative writing: poetry, fiction and/or non-fiction.

EN:321
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to critical methodology and issues in literary criticism and contemporary theory, using both theoretical and literary texts. Prerequisite: EN 210.

EN:323
Course Credits: 3

Offers instruction and practice in professional writing skills needed for careers in advertising, public relations, radio and television. Prerequisite: EN 220.

EN:324
Course Credits: 3

An advanced professional writing course, providing intensive practice in writing blogs, commentaries, and features for publication in print and web. Prerequisite: CA/EN 220 or Departmental...

EN:331
Course Credits: 3

A chronological survey of British literature and its historical and social background from the earliest times to 1700, with readings from the highlights of major works.

EN:332
Course Credits: 3

A chronological survey of British literature and its historical and social background during the 18th and 19th centuries. Readings include samples of major works of the period.

EN:341
Course Credits: 3

A historical survey of American literature from its Native American and colonial beginnings to the end of the nineteenth century, with emphasis on themes, images, stylistic techniques and...

EN:342
Course Credits: 3

A concentration on 20th century American literature, with emphasis on the relationship between literature and its cultural and intellectual contexts.

EN:343
Course Credits: 3

Analysis and discussion of selected works of major African-American authors

EN:369
Course Credits: 3

Reading and discussion of significant British and American novels. Novelists such as Norris, Hemingway, Woolf and Greene may be studied.

EN:370
Course Credits: 3

Poetry, theory and techniques of modern poets such as Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Frost, Brooks, Plath, Heaney, Collins.

EN:382
Course Credits: 3

Analysis and discussion of works of selected women writers with emphasis on exploration of vital issues from women’s perspectives.

EN:391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits: 1-3

EN:459
Course Credits: 3

Reading and analysis of literature reflecting the hybridity of cultures in nations which were once part of European empires. Some introductory study of postcolonial theory. Junior-senior...

EN:460
Course Credits: 3

Study of the structures and themes in the principal works of representative European writers. Junior-senior standing required or departmental permission.

EN:461
Course Credits: 3

Reading and analysis of Shakespeare’s comedies; study of comedy techniques and poetic development. Junior-senior standing required or departmental permission.
 

EN:462
Course Credits: 3

Reading and analysis of Shakespeare’s histories and tragedies; study of Shakespeare’s development as tragic dramatist and poet. Junior-senior standing required or departmental...

EN:480
Course Credits: 3

The reading and discussion of selected texts, important for their literary genres and their impact on the history of ideas. An examination of the themes and values of western civilization....

EN:482
Course Credits: 3

Analysis and synthesis of the practice of English studies, including canon formation, research, methodologies, pedagogy and issues concerning graduate study and other professional options. Work...

SP:101
Course Credits: 4

Introduction to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through interactive and communicative reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities to develop language and cultural proficiency...

SP:102
Course Credits: 4

Continuation of Spanish 101.

SP:120
Course Credits: 2

The main goal of this introductory class is to gain confidence approaching and effectively interacting with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Basic medical vocabulary, practical...

SP:191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 1-3
SP:195, 295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 1-6

On-the-job experience using Spanish as a tool; hours and credits to be arranged with the department.

SP:201
Course Credits: 3

Continuation of SP 102 – Integration of grammar, oral, and written practice in exercises, conversation and readings which evolve within a cultural context. Prerequisite: SP 102 or 2 years...

SP:202
Course Credits: 3

Continuation of SP 201. Prerequisite: SP 102 or 2 years of high school Spanish or equivalent proficiency.

SP:315
Course Credits: 3

Study and utilization of grammar in speech and writing. Spanish phonetics. Development of advanced vocabulary and cultural awareness. Discussion of current events and oral analysis of readings....

SP:316
Course Credits: 3

Study of grammar on a more advanced level through the intensive practice of speeches, conversation, and writing. Development of broad vocabulary, coherent discourse and cultural awareness....

SP:320
Course Credits: 3

This course is designed for intermediate/advanced students. The class aims to improve the communication skills with the Spanish-speaking patients and their families, building upon the knowledge...

SP:321
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to literary analysis in representative works by Latin American writers. Selections of Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Juan Rulfo, Gabriel García...

SP:334
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to Latin American literature from the beginning of the narrative (Diario de Cristóbal Colón) to the end of the nineteenth century, with emphasis in understanding...

SP:335
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to Latin American literature from roughly 1900 to the present, with attention to principal literary trends in Spanish. The readings include essays, poetry, short stories, plays,...

SP:345
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to modern Peninsular Spanish literature and to basic concepts of literary analysis. Plays, poetry, and novels of nineteenth and twentieth century Spain will be read and discussed...

SP:346
Course Credits: 3

Study the development and construction of Spanish culture and civilization from pre-Roman times to the beginning of the twentieth century, focusing on history, geography, art, literature, and...

SP:347
Course Credits: 3

The students will acquire a basic knowledge of history, geography, literature and will examine some of the social, cultural, and political issues in contemporary Spain in order to develop...

SP:350
Course Credits: 3

Latin America before the discovery of the New World to the beginning of the twentieth century: history, literature, art, music. Pre-Colombian cultures, the Discovery of America, the Conquest,...

SP:351
Course Credits: 3

The students will acquire a basic knowledge of the cultural diversity of the Latin American countries, including geography, literature, social and political issues in a historical context in...

SP:365
Course Credits: 3

Spanish for basic business and legal transactions and correspondences. Terminology used in banking, commerce, accounting and marketing. Students will analyze commercial documents and use Spanish...

SP:367
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to the masterworks in Spanish Literature from the beginning to 1500: epic poems, lyric and narrative. Students will gain insight into significant socio-historical transformations...

SP:368
Course Credits: 3

Study of representative works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: pastoril poetry (Garcilaso de la Vega), mystic poetry (Santa Teresa de Jesús, Juan de la Cruz), picaresque genre...

SP:391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits: 1-3

Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

SP:420
Course Credits: 3

General principles, procedures, theory, and tools for translating; some basic principles of linguistics. Practice in translating from Spanish to English.

SP:430
Course Credits: 3

Practice in translating from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish. Approximately one quarter is devoted to literary texts and one quarter to technical or scientific topics, depending...

SP:440
Course Credits: 3

Practice in translating documents, papers, and letters used in international trade. Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Some computing skill is necessary.

SP:473
Course Credits: 3

Intensive study of the Novelas ejemplares as well as representative work of other Spanish literary masters. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

SP:474
Course Credits: 3

A detailed study of the Spanish masterpiece. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

SP:491, 492, 493, 494
Course Credits: 1-3

An opportunity for qualified and capable students to work on special topics via independent reading, study, and research in Spanish. Hours and credits arranged by the department.

TR: 295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 3

TR:112
Course Credits: 3

Explores basic theory and practice in the art of communicating literature: prose, poetry, and drama. Selection, analysis, and performance are the primary areas of focus.

TR:262
Course Credits: 3

Also listed as EN 262, CA 262 Study of dramatic literature, acting, stage design, production, and theatrical styles and trends from Ibsen to the present. Recommended preparation: TR 261.*

TR:295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 3

TR:309
Course Credits: 3

Provides basic laboratory training in techniques of acting and directing through practical exercises with short scenes and plays. Work on voice and movement. Interpretation skills, performance...

TR:313
Course Credits: 3

Offers practical experience in event and theatrical production. Includes class work and participation in the stages of an actual event or production. Hands-on activities are required of all...

TR:374
Course Credits: 3

Practice in a variety of public speaking forms serves as focus: advanced work in the extemporaneous mode, as well as an introduction to manuscript, memorized, and impromptu styles. Experiences...

TR:381
Course Credits: 3

Analysis and discussion of the works of selected women playwrights of the twentieth century.

TR:461
Course Credits: 3

Reading and analysis of Shakespeare’s comedies; study of comedy techniques and poetic development. Junior-senior standing required.*