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Abilene Christian University    
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Course Descriptions


The numbers in parentheses following course titles indicate (1) hours per week of lecture, (2) hours per week of laboratory and (3) semester credit hours. An asterisk (*) following these three figures indicates variable or alternative credit, and the last figure represents the maximum variation in semester credit hours. In general, credit hours for these variable courses may range from one to the number indicated.

The frequency of offering follows the meeting and credit hour information. Courses offered every year are designated by semester(s) only. Courses offered every other year are designated by semester and odd/even year.

Note: Since most courses are not offered every semester, students should be aware that failure to take a required course when it is offered may delay graduation.

Any course may be offered on demand should sufficient interest be demonstrated and should a qualified instructor be available. “Demand” courses with a defined content will be offered as regularly as practical for the host department.

At the end of the course description, the following information will be given when applicable: laboratory information, corequisites (“concurrent enrollment”) and prerequisites, cross listed courses (“same as”), special fees, and pertinent information about the use of the course.

Courses and Numbering

All courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix and numerically within each prefix. The department and college assignments are also noted. ACU uses a three-digit course numbering system. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower-level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper-level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses. All courses numbered 000 to 099 do not count toward graduation or GPA.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses have prerequisites, which must be met before a student may register for that course. In some cases, a student may have special knowledge, skills or background that will enable him or her to perform well in a given class without meeting its prerequisites. Such a student should seek special permission from the department and/or instructor offering the course. Courses listed as corequisite must be taken together. Students should refer to the most recent catalog for course corequisites, prerequisites, and restrictions.

Course Sequencing

Some courses have recommendations of a previous course(s) for appropriate sequencing. Such recommendations are not prerequisites; the system will allow any student meeting a course’s prerequisites to enroll for a course regardless of whether the student meets the sequencing recommendations. Students are cautioned, however, to follow sequencing recommendations when all of the courses in the sequence are on their degree plans.

Guided Study, Special Topics, and Tutorial Courses

Each department may offer Guided Study (also called Independent Study) courses (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700); Special Topics courses (140, 240, 340, 440, 540, 640, 740); or Tutorial courses (generally offered to students at Study Abroad locations) as special needs dictate and/or available faculty allow. The first number will indicate the level of the course. Special Topics courses are offered on a one-time basis, to take advantage of particular faculty expertise, or to allow a department to develop a course for permanent inclusion in the inventory of courses. Generally, Special Topics and Tutorial courses may be included in the Semester Schedule when they are offered; Guided Studies will not be included in the Semester Schedule.

The Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. The system ensures that if the student takes the courses the receiving institution designates as common, then the courses will be accepted in transfer.

For further information contact the transfer course coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.

 

Education

   •  EDUC 686 - Reframing Learning
   •  EDUC 687 - Managing Data to Improve Student Learning
   •  EDUC 688 - Creating Effective Learning Environments
   •  EDUC 691 - Education Workshop
   •  EDUC 697 - Instructional Coaching

English

   •  ENGL 003 - Academic Literacies
   •  ENGL 004 - Academic Literacies Workshop
   •  ENGL 006 - Academic Composition Workshop
   •  ENGL 007 - Rhetoric and Persuasion Workshop
   •  ENGL 106 - Academic Composition
   •  ENGL 107 - Rhetoric and Persuasion
   •  ENGL 111 - Composition and Rhetoric
   •  ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature
   •  ENGL 221 - Major British Writers I
   •  ENGL 222 - Major British Writers II
   •  ENGL 231 - World Literature I
   •  ENGL 232 - World Literature II
   •  ENGL 262 - American Literature Before 1900
   •  ENGL 263 - American Literature After 1900
   •  ENGL 301 - Introduction to the Major
   •  ENGL 311 - Literary Theory and Criticism
   •  ENGL 320 - Creative Nonfiction Workshop
   •  ENGL 321 - Screenwriting
   •  ENGL 322 - Fiction Workshop
   •  ENGL 323 - Poetry Workshop
   •  ENGL 324 - Play Writing Workshop
   •  ENGL 325 - Advanced Composition
   •  ENGL 326 - Business and Professional Writing
   •  ENGL 327 - Scientific and Technical Writing
   •  ENGL 328 - Social Justice: A Rhetoric
   •  ENGL 329 - Rhetoric as Written Discourse
   •  ENGL 330 - Advanced English Grammar
   •  ENGL 331 - Narrative for Film and New Media
   •  ENGL 332 - Introduction to Film Studies
   •  ENGL 333 - Studies in World Cinema
   •  ENGL 351 - Literature for Young Adults
   •  ENGL 362 - American Literature Before 1860
   •  ENGL 363 - American Literature After 1860
   •  ENGL 376 - Fiction
   •  ENGL 377 - Drama
   •  ENGL 378 - Poetry
   •  ENGL 380 - Interactive Narratives
   •  ENGL 401 - Guided Study: Literary Criticism
   •  ENGL 402 - Guided Study: Writing
   •  ENGL 406 - Guided Study: American Literature
   •  ENGL 407 - Guided Study: General Literature
   •  ENGL 409 - Guided Study: British Literature After 1700
   •  ENGL 410 - Language and Literature Internship
   •  ENGL 432 - Introduction to Linguistics
   •  ENGL 441 - Topics in Literary Criticism and Bibliography
   •  ENGL 442 - Topics in Writing
   •  ENGL 443 - Topics in the English Language
   •  ENGL 445 - Topics in Teaching English and Reading
   •  ENGL 446 - Topics in American Literature
   •  ENGL 447 - Topics in General Literature
   •  ENGL 448 - Topics in British Literature Before 1700
   •  ENGL 449 - Topics in British Literature After 1700
   •  ENGL 459 - English for Secondary Teachers
   •  ENGL 464 - American Novel
   •  ENGL 470 - Multicultural Literature
   •  ENGL 471 - Literature and Belief
   •  ENGL 472 - Film and Belief
   •  ENGL 473 - Rhetoric and Belief
   •  ENGL 481 - Medieval British Literature
   •  ENGL 483 - Shakespeare
   •  ENGL 484 - Seventeenth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 495 - Eighteenth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 496 - Nineteenth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 497 - Twentieth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 499 - Studies in World Literature
   •  ENGL 520 - Creative Nonfiction Workshop
   •  ENGL 522 - Fiction Workshop
   •  ENGL 523 - Poetry Workshop
   •  ENGL 525 - Advanced Composition
   •  ENGL 526 - Business and Professional Writing
   •  ENGL 529 - Rhetoric as Written Discourse
   •  ENGL 530 - Advanced English Grammar
   •  ENGL 532 - Introduction to Linguistics
   •  ENGL 551 - Literature for Young Adults
   •  ENGL 558 - Teaching English as a Second Language
   •  ENGL 562 - American Literature Before 1860
   •  ENGL 563 - American Literature After 1860
   •  ENGL 564 - American Novel
   •  ENGL 570 - Multicultural Literature
   •  ENGL 571 - Literature and Belief
   •  ENGL 572 - Film and Belief
   •  ENGL 576 - Fiction
   •  ENGL 577 - Drama
   •  ENGL 578 - Poetry
   •  ENGL 581 - Medieval British Literature
   •  ENGL 583 - Shakespeare
   •  ENGL 584 - Seventeenth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 595 - Eighteenth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 596 - Nineteenth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 597 - Twentieth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 610 - Studies in American Literature
   •  ENGL 612 - Studies in British Literature
   •  ENGL 613 - Literary Theory and Faith
   •  ENGL 615 - World Literature
   •  ENGL 620 - Literary Research Methods and Publication
 

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