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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course TitleCourse Description
Co-Op English
Tch English Lang Learners
Introduces participants to background, methods, and strategies needed to effectively teach English Language Learners. Includes research and theory of second language acquisition, bilingualism, the difference between social and academic proficiency,,and the roles that culture and language play in learning. Explores importance of native language support in achieving academic success and teacher's role in building a safe classroom where diversity of languages and cultures and welcomed and encoura,ged. Investigates culturally diverse students' values expressed through beliefs and behaviors. Requires active participation through class discussion, opportunities for practice-teaching, evaluation and development of materials and instructional pl|
Writing I
Introduces students to the composing strategies of college writing through a gradual progression from expressive discourse toward explanatory discourse. When necessary, work is done in punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Each semester.|
College Writing
Emphasizes development of critical thinking through analytical and argumentative writing and introduces students to research writing. Each semester. (Credit for advanced placement English or satisfactory SAT verbal scores do not exempt students from,fulfilling the university writing requirement.) Students who have received credit for courses equivalent to ENG 111 must document such transfer credit on a checksheet from the Office of the Registrar. Unless exempt, all students must take ENG 111.|
Comp For Inter Students
Helps ESL writers to develop an understanding of the English grammar system, to discern the systematic patterns that exist in the language, to develop a vocabulary in order to express their ideas in English, and to recognize the rhetorical structure,of the language. Satisfies the requirement for ENG 111.|
Literary Experience
Provides a wide selection of literature to introduce the student to various literary genres. No prerequisite. Recommended for all students. Each semester.|
Drama As Lit
Introduces students to the structures and strategies playwrights use to create different experiences for their readers. Draws on a variety of plays to focus on how to read a dramatic text so as to perceive the special cues it uses to stimulate imagi,native engagement and how the text can be translated into theatrical performance. No prerequisites.|
Discovering Language
Introduces students to the world of language-how it works, how it's used, what it's made of, what it does, and the myriad ways that language shapes and affects our lives and experience of the world.|
Intro Eng Stdy: Rhet & Poet I
For English majors. Introduces students to reading, writing, and interpreting texts, and to different theoretical and critical approaches within English Studies. Students will learn and apply rhetorical theories and strategies for the analysis and,production of texts. Emphasis on research methods and writing within the discipline. Course fulfills General Education English 111 requirement (I.A.) for English majors.|
Intro To English Studies
Designed for and required of English majors. Provides intensive introduction to reading, discussing, and writing about literature. A small number of texts will be read, allowing for an introduction to different theoretical and critical approaches to, English studies. Students will apply various theories as they analyze texts. Students will use research techniques appropriate for English majors. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. S,pring, annually.|
Comp & Lit
Stresses the writing of papers as a direct result of reading, analysis, discussion, and interpretation of a variety of literary types. Examines fiction, plays, essays, and poems from various cultural perspectives. Addresses research techniques and re,lated skills. Includes studies of women and minority writers. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
Beg Creat Writing
Introduces the techniques of creative writing in prose and poetry. Emphasizes writing practice for students and opportunities for guidance and critical examination of their work. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general ed,ucation writing requirement.|
Research Meth & Writing
Teaches how to conduct research and how to write a research paper. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
Lit Beg To 1800
Surveys English literature and its historic, intellectual, and cultural contexts beginning with Beowulf and extending through the works of such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Swift, Dryden, and Johnson, and provides highlights of the,development of modern English. Fall, annually.|
Eng Lit 1800 To Present
Surveys English literature from circa 1800 and includes selected works of such major writers as the Wordsworths, Coleridge, the Shelleys, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Woolf, Joyce, Eliot, and Lessing. Spring, annually.|
Us Lit Beg To 1860
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from its beginnings to 1860. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as m,inority authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Fall, annually.|
Us Lit 1860 To Present
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from 1860 to the present. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as minor,ity authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Spring, annually.|
World Lit:Backgrd & Trad
Examines some of the world's most influential literature, providing an overview of literary history from antiquity into the 19th century. Considers Asian, Middle Eastern, and pre-colonial American literatures as well as works from the European tradi,tion. Fall, annually.|
Modern Contemp World Lit
Surveys international literature from the past 150 years, with a focus on the fiction, drama, and poetry of significant authors. Studies national literatures within their respective social, historical, and geographical contexts, with an effort to id,entify cross-cultural developments. Spring, annually.|
Intro Afri-Amer Lit
Provides insight into the African-American experience through the reading and discussion of the works of African-American writers who have made significant contributions to literature. Includes various genres: poetry, short fiction, drama, film, the, novel, autobiography. No prerequisite.|
Intro Asian-Amer Lit
Provides an overview of Asian-American literature, introducing students to representative authors from its various periods of development, emphasizing contemporary works in different genres. No prerequisite.|
Intro To Native Am Lit
This course features Native American folktales and narratives, literature and contemporary films in order to discuss the Native American experience in relation to and independent of Europeans. The course will involve plotting an American history tim,eline and mapping reservations, as well as featuring moments in Native American history in conjunction with the literature under examination. External American and African American authors will also be used to fully understand the value of Native Am,erican literature.|
Voices In Canadian Lit
Introduces major English-Canadian writers, presented in their cultural and historical contexts. Selected French-Canadian works in English supplement the core offerings. No prerequisite.|
Intro To Amer Folklore
Introduces the major genres of American folklore: legend, tale, folk belief, song and ballad, and material folk culture; and various folk groups in America: occupational, gender, ethnic, age, regional, and their traditions. Analyzes examples of Am,erican literature and American popular culture through an examination of their American folk elements. Provides students with fieldwork experiences and methods of analysis of oral, customary, and material traditions. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
English Bible As Lit
This course offers a literary, historical and folkloric approach to the Bible in English. We will read much of the Bible, using a modern English translation of the King James version. We will place these readings in their literary, cultural, histor,ical and geographical contexts, approaching the Bible as an anthology of sorts, containing writings of considerable literary merit and literary and cultural interest.|
Spec Topics
Focuses on themes and topics of universal and/or current interest as embodied in literature. The special subject of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-registration. Suitable for both English and non-English majors and may be taken up,to three times for credit, provided different topics are offered. On demand.|
Provides an understanding of what satire is, what it accomplishes, and how it is related to other literary modes. Students will analyze subjects often targeted by satirists, such as racism, sexism, etc., and satiric techniques in such forms as fictio,n (which will include short stories by women and minority writers), poetry, art, music, films, and television satire. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
Western Mythology
Concentrates on Greco-Roman myth and legends to demonstrate the systematic nature and recurrent patterns of mythology. Designed to give students a thorough knowledge of content and to clarify questions of form. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
Movie Studies
Explores how movies mean through readings of various classic and popular texts, how movies construct viewers, and how they simultaneously mirror and create the cultures of which they are a part.Prerequisite: Successful completion of Gen. Ed. writing,requirement. Each semester.|