Mar 03, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


How to Read Catalog Course Descriptions

Texas Tech offers nearly 5,000 courses as part of its curriculum. These courses are listed alphabetically by subject prefix within each college and departmental section of this catalog. The courses appear in numerical order, moving from beginning freshman or developmental level courses to graduate, research, and professional courses.

Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every year. An online class schedule published before each registration period indicates courses that will be available during the upcoming term or semester and when each class will meet. The class schedule can be found at (www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/class_schedule/index.php). The university reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course or withdraw any program from the list of offerings when the best interests of the institution require such action.

Courses are designated by a subject prefix and number along with a descriptive title. Learn more  about interpreting the course descriptions found throughout the catalog.

 

English (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • ENGL 3324 - Nineteenth Century American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. American poetry, prose, and drama from 1800 to 1900. Writing required. May be repeated for credit once when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 3325 - Modern and Contemporary American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. American poetry, prose, and drama since 1900. May be repeated for credit once when topics vary. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 3335 - Ancient and Medieval World Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works in translation, primarily Greek and Roman. Writing required. May be repeated for credit once when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 3336 - Early Modern World Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works in translation from 1400 to 1900. Writing required. May be repeated for credit once when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 3337 - Modern and Contemporary World Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works in translation since 1900. Writing required. May be repeated for credit once when topics vary. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • ENGL 3338 - Global South Literatures

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Representative African, Asian, Caribbean, and/or or Latin American authors. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • ENGL 3351 - Creative Writing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English or, if a student’s major does not require those courses, completion of English courses required by the student’s major. Discussion of basic techniques in the genres of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, with emphasis on student’s creative writing. Writing required. May be repeated once under a separate genre. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • ENGL 3360 - Issues in Composition

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Exploration of principles and practices in rhetoric and writing. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 3362 - Rhetorical Criticism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduction to methods of rhetorical criticism; the nature, scope, and function of rhetoric, classical and modern theories of rhetoric; practice in applying critical methods to discursive and non-discursive artifacts. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3365 - Professional Report Writing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Preparation of professional and academic reports and publications through the use of communication analysis. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3366 - Style in Technical Writing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Investigation of the varieties, characteristics, and function of prose style in technical and professional writing. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3367 - Usability Testing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles and techniques of testing online and print documents, using video and digital equipment, with emphasis on rhetorical effectiveness and usability of graphics, text, and format. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3368 - World Wide Web Publishing of Technical Information

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2311  or ENGL 3365 . Principles and techniques of designing usable Web sites, with emphasis on needs assessment, information architecture, and navigation. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3369 - Information Design

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2311  or ENGL 3365 . Principles of design, visual rhetoric, and visual communication and application of those principles in document design. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3371 - Linguistic Science

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. Modern theory and practice in the description and analysis of natural languages. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3372 - History of the English Language

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. An historical and descriptive survey of the English language in the context of the cultural development of the English-speaking peoples. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3373 - Modern English Syntax

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. The syntactic and morphological analysis of modern English. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3381 - Literature of the Fantastic

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. The analysis and criticism of the literary methods and style by which fantasy and science fiction explore cultural, psychological, and scientific issues. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3382 - Women Writers

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. Significant works by women. Writing required. [WS 3382 ]
  
  • ENGL 3383 - Bible as Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. The styles and forms of biblical lyrics and narration as well as various theories of biblical interpretation. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3384 - Religion and Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. The function of religious images and ideas in British and American literature as well as in works in translation. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3385 - Selected Plays of Shakespeare

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Survey of comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances.
  
  • ENGL 3386 - Literature and Science

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. An exploration of the relations between science and technology and literature and discourse. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3387 - Multicultural Literatures of America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works by Americans of different cultures. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 3388 - Film Genres: Avant-Garde, Documentary, Narrative

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. Concepts of visual and aural communication and a survey of various film genres. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
  
  • ENGL 3389 - Short Story

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Short stories around the world. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3390 - Literatures of the Southwest

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Examines the diverse literatures and cultures of the Southwest. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 3391 - Literature and War

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level English courses. Explores the representation of war and conflict in literature and emphasizes diverse perspectives involved. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • ENGL 3392 - African American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. African American or African diasporic writers. Substantial writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
  
  • ENGL 3393 - U.S. Latina/o Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Latina/o writers (e. g. , Mexican-, Dominican-, Cuban-American). Substantial writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
  
  • ENGL 3394 - Asian American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Asian American writers (e. g. , Chinese, Japanese). Substantial writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
  
  • ENGL 3395 - Native American Literatures

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Works by indigenous peoples of the Americas. Substantial writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
  
  • ENGL 4300 - Individual Studies in English

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; 6 hours of 3000 level ENGL courses; approval of the instructor and department chairperson. Independent study under the guidance of a member of the faculty. May be repeated once. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 4301 - Studies in Selected Authors

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive examination of one or more authors. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 4311 - Studies in Poetry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4312 - Studies in Drama

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4313 - Studies in Fiction

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4314 - Studies in Nonfiction

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4315 - Studies in Film

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4321 - Studies in Literary Topics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive examination of one or more issues, themes, or motifs in British, American, or world literature. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4342 - Studies in Literary Theory

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in theories and traditions of literary criticism. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4351 - Advanced Creative Writing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Submission of a writing sample; 3 hours of ENGL 3351  in the same genre and instructor consent. Form and techniques of creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry, with emphasis on writing and discussion of the student’s own creative writing. May be repeated. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 4360 - Studies in Composition

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Intensive examination of one or more issues in the study of writing. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 4365 - Special Topics in Technical Communication

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing; ENGL 2311  or ENGL 3365  or instructor consent. Development of complex documents, such as manuals, proposals, and newsletters. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4366 - Technical and Professional Editing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Methods of editing and publishing in business, science, technology, and the professions. Practical experience with editing reports and publications produced in the university. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 4367 - Developing Instructional Materials

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor. Preparation of instructions for complex procedures with focus on task and user analysis, organization, format, and usability testing. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 4368 - Advanced Web Design

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 3367 , ENGL 3368 , or ENGL 3369 ; junior or senior standing or instructor consent. Advanced study of content design for database websites, interactive design using single sourcing, and scripting technologies. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 4369 - Interaction Design

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 3367 , ENGL 3368 , or ENGL 3369 ; junior or senior standing or instructor consent. The study of information gathering for design of efficient user interaction with software and hardware through adaptive interfaces, dynamic text structures, and single-sourcing methodologies. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 4371 - Language and Community

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Combines community service (tutoring language and literacy) with theory (readings and discussions on linguistics, language, race/ethnicity) Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4373 - Studies in Linguistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive examination of one or more issues in the study of language. Writing required. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 4378 - Internship in Technical Communication

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, ENGL 3365 , declared major in technical communication, and approval of the director of technical communication. Supervised work in technical communication. Requires portfolio and research paper. Writing required.
  
  • ENGL 4380 - Professional Issues in Technical Communication

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3 hrs in a 4000-level ENGL course, senior standing, declared major or minor in technical communication, or approval of the director of technical communication. Advanced study of trends in technical communication, application of theory in community service-learning project, and preparation of a professional portfolio. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENGL 4390 - Internship in Literature, Creative Writing, and Linguistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-Level ENGL courses, major/minor in English or related interdisciplinary field, LCWL approval. Supervised work in literature, linguistics, film, creative writing. Portfolio.

English (Graduate Courses)

  
  • ENGL 5000 - English as a Profession

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to professional issues in English. Topics include teaching dossiers, grant writing, project management and strategies for professional conduct and advancement.
  
  • ENGL 5060 - History and Theories of College Composition

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Seminar in history and contemporary theories of composition and rhetoric studies. Required for all new teaching assistants and graduate part-time instructors.
  
  • ENGL 5067 - Methods of Teaching College Composition

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 5060 . Introduces methods of teaching writing through assigned readings, supervised participation in teaching activities, and seminar discussion.
  
  • ENGL 5300 - Individual Studies

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the faculty mentor and Director of Graduate Studies. Independent study under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated.
  
  • ENGL 5301 - Old English

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey of the grammar and vocabulary of Old English together with readings.
  
  • ENGL 5302 - Middle English Language: Translating Middle English Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces Middle English grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and prosody. Students gain comprehension and recitation skills in texts that range widely in dialect and genre.
  
  • ENGL 5303 - Studies in Medieval British Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in British literature to 1500, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5304 - Studies in Renaissance British Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in British literature, 1500-1600, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5305 - Studies in Shakespeare

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Emphasis on the comedies, tragedies, histories, poetry, or a combination of these.
  
  • ENGL 5306 - Studies in Seventeenth-Century British Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in British literature, 1600-1660, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5307 - Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in British literature, 1660-1800, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5309 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in British literature, 1800-1900, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5313 - Studies in Twentieth-Century British Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in British literature, 1900-present, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5315 - Studies in British Fiction

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in British fiction, treating in various semesters major figures and movements.
  
  • ENGL 5317 - Studies in Postcolonial Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in postcolonial theory and global literature, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, film, popular culture, and major authors. May be repeated when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 5320 - Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in American literature, 1600-1800, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5323 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in American literature, 1800-1900, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5324 - Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in American literature, 1900-present, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.
  
  • ENGL 5325 - Studies in American Fiction

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in American fiction, treating in various semesters major figures and movements.
  
  • ENGL 5327 - Studies in Multicultural American Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in the literature, theory, and culture of minority American populations, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, film, popular culture, and major authors. May be repeated when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 5334 - History of the English Language

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An exploration of the external and internal history of the English language and the people who speak it. Considers linguistic, historical, and literary materials.
  
  • ENGL 5335 - Principles of Language

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A broad introduction to the major subfields of descriptive and applied linguistics. Covers theoretical and practical issues in modern analyses of language.
  
  • ENGL 5337 - Studies in Linguistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Special topics. May be repeated when the topic varies.
  
  • ENGL 5338 - Syntax

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys syntactic analysis and generative syntactic theory.
  
  • ENGL 5339 - Phonology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the study of sound patterns, phonological description and analysis, and generative phonological theory.
  
  • ENGL 5340 - Research Methods in Literature and Languages

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey of research methods in literature and languages, providing experience with enumerative and analytical bibliography, bibliographic theory, and textual criticism.
  
  • ENGL 5341 - Histories and Theories of the Book

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the global history of written communication from the earliest writing systems to the rise of digital technologies.
  
  • ENGL 5342 - Critical Methods

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey of contemporary critical methods with special attention to their application to literature.
  
  • ENGL 5343 - Studies in Literary Criticism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated study of specific problems in literary theory and its application to literature.
  
  • ENGL 5344 - Teaching History of the Book

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the best practices for integrating book history and material studies into the postsecondary and graduate classroom in the Humanities.
  
  • ENGL 5345 - Letterpress Printing History and Practice

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the historical rise of printing from Gutenberg, with practical experience in letterpress printing on a 19th century historic iron handpress.
  
  • ENGL 5346 - Digital Humanities

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the theories, best practices, and technologies (i. e. , TEI, CSS, XSLT, and GIS) associated with transforming cultural, historical, and literary texts into digital form.
  
  • ENGL 5347 - Scholarly Editing in Digital Environments

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the theories and best practices for textual editors and examines the implications associated with transforming cultural artifacts into digital form.
  
  • ENGL 5348 - Studies in History of the Book

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated study of specific problems in the history of the book and material culture. May be repeated when topics vary.
  
  • ENGL 5349 - Religion and Material Texts

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores the relationship between religion and material texts across histories and cultures.
  
  • ENGL 5350 - Studies in Drama

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in American, British, or world drama.
  
  • ENGL 5351 - Studies in Film and Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Readings, analysis, and research in the interrelationships between film and literature.
  
  • ENGL 5352 - Studies in Fiction

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in world fiction.
  
  • ENGL 5353 - Studies in Poetry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Concentrated studies in American, British, or world poetry.
  
  • ENGL 5355 - Studies in Comparative Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Theory and practice of the study of comparative literature, with emphasis on themes and motifs.
  
  • ENGL 5361 - Theories of Invention in Writing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Classical and modern theories of rhetoric.
  
  • ENGL 5362 - Rhetorical Analysis of Text

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Classical and modern theories of rhetorical analysis.
  
  • ENGL 5363 - Research Methods in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey of research methods in technical communication, rhetoric, and composition studies with emphasis on current research trends.
  
  • ENGL 5364 - History of Rhetoric

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey of history and theories of rhetoric with an emphasis on applications to written communication.
  
  • ENGL 5365 - Studies in Composition

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Consideration of classical and modern theories and research in written composition.
  
  • ENGL 5366 - Teaching Technical and Professional Writing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Theory and teaching of technical and professional writing with special attention to developing course objectives, syllabi, and teaching techniques.
  
  • ENGL 5368 - Studies in Written Argumentation

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    History and theories of written argumentation.
 

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