English Studies (EGS)

EGS 215. Workplace Writing. (3)

Practice in varieties of workplace correspondence and communication with emphasis on writing clear, concise, and accurate informal and formal reports, including email, resumes, cover letters, incident reports, accident reports, sales reports, marketing plans, activity reports, progress reports, change controls, evaluation/performance reports, recommendation reports, and white papers. ADVW.

EGS 301. Writing and the Professions. (3)

Builds on skills developed in ENG 298 and applies them to non-academic professions. Immersive study of multimodal writing practices in various professional disciplines. Reading, research, discussion, and writing about the benefits of a liberal arts education in a complex, global work environment. ADVW.
Prerequisite: ENG 298 or permission of instructor.

EGS 319. Medical Writing. (3)

Introduces students to a range of strategies used in medical writing for general and specialized audiences. The primary focus will be on audience, argument, style, and conventions, as well as different genres and contexts of medical writing. Students will evaluate the most common types of scientific writing, such as presentations, manuscripts and grant applications, both individually and in collaboration with others. Students will develop their own scientific research documents with attention to visual design and format as well as content. ADVW.

EGS 320. Readings in Literatures and Cultures. (3; maximum 6)

Readings and discussions may focus on various periods, movements, genres, authors, and/or national traditions. May be repeated once for credit when content changes.
Prerequisite: ENG 298 or permission of instructor.

EGS 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

EGS 390. Special Topics in English Studies. (3; maximum 6)

Intensive study of a particular aspect of English studies, which may include special topics in literature, creative writing, professional writing, or linguistics. Topic determined by instructor. May be repeated once for credit when content changes.
Prerequisite: ENG 298 or permission of instructor.

EGS 410. Readings in Multicultural Perspectives. (3; maximum 6)

Specific study of diverse literary traditions and voices, emphasizing a global context for the study of literary texts. May be repeated once for credit when content changes.
Prerequisite: ENG 298 or permission of instructor.

EGS 420. Topics in Writing. (3; maximum 6)

ENG 420 develops students’ critical thinking, reading, and writing skills in a variety of writing contexts. Particular focus on issues relevant to global workplace and everyday life. Topic determined by instructor. May be repeated once for credit when content changes.

EGS 460. Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies. (3; maximum 6)

Inquiry into topics informed by literary and cultural theory such as identity, authorship and performativity. May be repeated once for credit when content changes.
Prerequisite: ENG 298 or permission of instructor.

EGS 495. Capstone in English Studies. (3)

Intensive reading, research, writing, and discussion in selected topics. While specific requirements vary with topic and instructor, students will analyze texts within their various contexts, conduct and use research ethically, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Capstones in English are selected annually from faculty proposals.
Prerequisite: ENG 298 or permission of instructor and senior standing.