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ENGL 102 COMPOSITION II [+]
Continued study of expository writing which focuses on the writing of critical papers responding to literature. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 101. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IA (required C or better).
ENGL 103 COMPOSITION AND RESEARCH [+]
A course in college-level academic writing. Focus on argument, critical reading and writing, and information literacy. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IA.
ENGL 220 INTRODUCTION TO FILM [+]
Introduction to the art of film. Concepts of organization, structure, and editing techniques through viewing and discussing short films. Literary and dramatic influences in feature films. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 121 and ENGL 220. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Does not meet General Education Requirements.
ENGL 221 LITERATURE AND FILM [+]
The relation of film to literature as narrative, dramatic and poetic means of expression; the translation of literary works into film. May not receive credit for both ENGL 322 and 221. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Two hours lecture, two hours screening per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA)..
ENGL 240 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE [+]
Study of the ways language works and an introduction to the scientific study of language and linguistics. Presupposes no formal study or knowledge of language. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 110 and ENGL 240. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 250 UNDERSTANDING POETRY (GENRE) [+]
Reading and interpreting a wide variety of poems, examining the features of the poem as a form, variations of the form throughout history. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 203 and ENGL 250. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 251 THE ART OF THE DRAMA (GENRE) [+]
An introduction to the types of drama in the American, British and Continental traditions. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 204 and ENGL 251. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 252 ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL (GENRE) [+]
Analysis of American, British and Continental novels; the form of the novel and its variations. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 209 and ENGL 252. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 253 THE SHORT STORY (GENRE) [+]
A study of the historical development of the short story, its forms, characteristics and its most successful practitioners. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 210 and ENGL 253. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 254 SATIRE (GENRE) [+]
The nature of satire and its historical forms. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 212 and ENGL 254. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 255 AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHORT STORY [+]
Survey of African-American short fiction designed to inform students of the history of the sub-genre as well as highlight the canonical literature in this written form. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 300 STUDIES IN ENGLISH [+]
Study of a literary figure, period, genre, movement or theme. May be repeated under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week plus enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 301 STUDIES IN ENGLISH [+]
Study of a topic in language, film or writing. May be repeated under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 302 INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH I [+]
Provides students practical experience in using English course skills through work in a business, public service agency or professional office. A maximum of four credits may be applied to English major. May be taken for a maximum of four hours credit. May not receive credit for both ENGL 339 and ENGL 302. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 103; junior standing; English major or minor with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; written permission of department chair.
ENGL 303 INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH II [+]
Provides students practical experience in using English course skills through work in a business, public service agency or professional office different from that used for ENGL 302: Internship in English I. May be taken for a maximum of four hours of elective credit toward degree requirements and not major requirements. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 103, 302; junior standing; English major or minor with minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; written permission of department chair.
ENGL 305 TECHNICAL WRITING AND EDITING [+]
Effective writing and editing technique applied to, among others, formal proposals, mechanical descriptions, user manuals, investigative reports, field reports, feasibility reports and articles for publication. May not receive credit for both ENGL 373 and ENGL 305. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 306 WRITING FOR THE DISCIPLINES [+]
Helps students improve their writing to meet career demands of particular majors. Students examine styles and forms of writing and evaluate options and requirements for particular writing tasks. Not acceptable for General Education credit. May not receive credit for both ENGL 353 and ENGL 306. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 307 WRITING FOR THE WORLD WIDE WEB [+]
Focuses on writing content for websites. Students learn how to plan, write, design, and evaluate web pages and websites. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 308 COMPOSITION III [+]
Focuses on the practice and theory of writing, advanced strategies of writing, and the forms and aims of discourse. Emphasis on effective assignments, evaluation of prose, and the nature and analysis of style. May not receive credit for both ENGL 201 and ENGL 308. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 317 GERMAN SHORT STORIES [+]
Survey of the German short story (Deutsche Novelle) from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Taught in English. Cross-listed as GERM 350. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 318 TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION [+]
Reading, analysis and discussion of some of the classic works of Spanish and Latin American literature. Taught in English. Does not count toward the Spanish minor. May be taken only once for credit toward the Spanish major. Cross-listed as SPAN 330. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA)
ENGL 323 MAJOR FILM DIRECTORS [+]
Intensive study of individual American and foreign auteur directors, singly or in groups. Focus on those artists who write their own screenplays and direct their own films. May be repeated twice if different directors are studied. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 324 FILM GENRE [+]
An introduction to the concept of film genre and to the study of specific film genres including comedies, musicals, westerns, gangster films, horror films and science fiction films. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 324 and ENGL 403. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 335 GOTHIC FICTION [+]
A study of the Gothic strain in English and American fiction from the late 18th through the 20th centuries-its genesis, initial manifestations, popular mutations and periodic reinvigorations. Among authors studied are Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Monk Lewis, Poe, James, Bram Stoker and Stephen King. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 338 LITERATURE OF THE QUEER [+]
Study of literature written by and about queers including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender-transcendent, and intersexed identities. Selected readings derive from antiquity through the present, and are considered in their proper cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 341 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE [+]
The literature of the Bible: various forms, stylistic features and relation to culture. Emphasis on the Old Testament, King James version. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 313 and ENGL 341. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 342 WOMEN IN LITERATURE [+]
A study in literature written by American and British women, primarily during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among writers studied are Bronte, Eliot, Chopin, Wharton, Woolf, Plath, Walker. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 309 and ENGL 342. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 344 LITERATURE OF A DECADE [+]
In-depth study of literary works of a particular decade with special emphasis on cultural and historical context. (Decade and texts selected by instructor.) May be repeated under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education 1B (Prior to Fall 2008: 1A).
ENGL 345 SCIENCE FICTION [+]
A survey of representative works of science fiction on a persistent theme or themes, such as artificial intelligence, time travel, or alien cultures by major authors of the genre. May not receive credit for both ENGL 327 and ENGL 345. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 347 WILDERNESS IN LIT [+]
A study of evolving ideas of wilderness in journals and other non-fiction, along with readings in fiction and poetry which dramatize civilized humanity's relationships with wilderness. Nineteenth and 20th century American authors including Thoreau, John Muir, Fenimore Cooper, Edward Abbey, Jack London, Faulkner, James Dickey and Gary Snyder. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 336 and ENGL 347. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 348 NATURE IN LITERATURE [+]
A detailed study of attitudes toward and representations of Nature and the natural in Literature, especially of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Topics may include the hostile relationship between nature and Culture, the image of the animal other, the human as animal, the personification of Nature and/or the animal, the perilous position of human in nature, and the impact of Eco-criticism. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 337 and ENGL 348. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week plus enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 349 NORSE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION [+]
Survey of northern European literature from the pagan era through the Middle Ages, including Germanic myths and Icelandic sagas. Supporting materials from archaeology, folklore and popular culture. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 360 and ENGL 349. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 351 CREATIVE WRITING [+]
Techniques of writing fiction and poetry through reading, analysis and directed writing. Students submit work-in-progress for class discussion and a portfolio of poems or stories. May not receive credit for both ENGL 230 and ENGL 351. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 356 BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1660 [+]
Survey of British literature from Beowulf poet to the Restoration. Readings may include but are not limited to Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Spenser, Marlowe and Milton. May not receive credit for both ENGL 242 and ENGL 356. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week plus enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 357 BRITISH LITERATURE II: 1800-PRESENT [+]
Survey of British literature from the Restoration in 1660 to the present day. Readings include but not limited to Swift, Pope, Austen, Wordsworth, Keats, the Brownings, Hardy, Yeats, Woolf and Greene. Poetry and fiction included. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 363 WORLD LITERATURE I [+]
A study of major western and non-western cultural heritages from antiquity through the Renaissance Europe and ends with the exploration/conquest literature of the early Americas. This course gives you a foundation in the classics of western literature and introduces you to the classical traditions of Native American peoples, India, China and the Middle East. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 207 and ENGL 363. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 364 WORLD LITERATURE II [+]
A study of western and non-western cultural heritages from the 17th century to contemporary works. The texts will cover various literary periods from neoclassicism and romanticism to modernism and post-modernism. The course provides a foundation in the classics of modern western literature and introduces modern non-western literature. May not receive credit for both ENGL 208 and ENGL 364. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 365 LITERATURE OF THE THIRD WORLD [+]
Survey of novels, poems, short stories and plays by third world authors. Covers writers from South Asian, African and Middle Eastern nations. Explores the rise of three worlds theory in the context of the Cold War and the decolonization struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Topics include imperialism, colonialism/neocolonialism, identity, nationalism, race, and the validity of the third world as a political and literary-historical category. Authors may include but are not limited to Achebe, Anand, Dangarembga, Habiby, Head, Ngugi, Rachlin, Singh, and Soyinka. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 366 WORLD MYTHOLOGY [+]
Primitive, oriental and occidental mythology, emphasis on classical, Nordic and Judeo-Christian myths. Application of principles of myth and folklore criticism to Western literature, ancient through modern. Not open to students who have taken ENGL 326. May not receive credit for both ENGL 222 and ENGL 366. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 368 PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS IN LITERATURE [+]
An examination of a philosophical theme, such as existentialism or tragedy, as reflected in literature. Can be repeated for credit with different themes. May not receive credit for both ENGL 450 and ENGL 368. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103 and a philosophy course, or consent of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 370 LATINA/O LITERATURE [+]
Study of literature (written in English) by Latina and Latino writers, including, but not limited to, Mexican American (Chicana/o), Puerto Rican American, Cuban American and Dominican American authors. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 371 TOPICS IN LATINA/O LITERATURE [+]
Study of select topics in Latina/o literature (written in English). Such topics may include a specific region, national group, period, set of authors, theme, genre or issue. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 378 LITERATURE OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA [+]
A study of selections from the range of literature that compromises the sub-genre of the African Diaspora. Engages texts in an effort to better understand and interpret the complex naure of chattel slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, colonialism and post-colonialist motivations through reading, discussion and cultural immersion. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 379 LITERATURE OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE [+]
Study in literature written by American authors during the Harlem Renaissance period, beginning with the key concept of the period, W.E.B. Du Bois' Double Consciousness. Readings include but not limited to the poetry of Hughes, McKay, bennett, Fauset and Cullen; the fiction of Nugent, Fisher, Toomer, Larsen and Walter White. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Meets General Education Requirement IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 380 AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1860 [+]
Study of major American literature from the nation's origins to 1860. Authors to be studied may include but are not limited to Edwards, Franklin, Hawthorne, Irving, Melville, Poe and Whitman. May receive credit for both ENGL 331 and ENGL 380. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 381 AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1860 TO PRESENT [+]
Study of major American literature, from 1860 to the present. Authors to be studied may include, but are not limited to, Crane, London, Chopin, T.S. Eliot, Gilman, Faulkner, O'Neill, Hurston, Hughes, Welty, Ellison, Baldwin, Barthelme, and Morrison. May not receive credit for both ENGL 332 and ENGL 381. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 383 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE [+]
A study of African-American literature and its relationship to the African-American movement and the African-American experience in America, with an emphasis on the twintieth-century. Authors may include DuBois, Washington, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Hansberry, Baraka, Morrison, Walker, and Naylor. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 384 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE [+]
Study of the literature that grew out of the unique perceptions and experiences of the Native Americans with particular emphasis on poetry, short stories and novels. Authors include Erdrich, Silko, Momaday, Black Elk, Welch and Oritz. May not receive credit for both ENGL 328 and ENGL 384. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 385 ETHNIC LITERATURE IN AMERICA [+]
Explores literature of America's ethnic cultures and their historical and literary contexts. Emphasizes but not limited to literature of African-, Asian-, Jewish-, Mexican- and Native-Americans. May not receive credit for both ENGL 449 and ENGL 385. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 386 AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS OF COLOR [+]
Study of Native American, African-American, U.S., Latina and Asian American women's writing, emphasizing 19th and 20th century issues which influenced their writing. May not receive credit for both ENGL 346 and ENGL 386. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours lecture per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 387 LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST: 1820-PRESENT [+]
A study of journals and travel narratives and popular, regional and historical novels of the American West. Works of writers such as Cooper, Twain, Steinbeck, Anaya, Cather and Silko. May not receive credit for both ENGL 329 and ENGL 387. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 388 AMERICAN DRAMA [+]
Historical survey of American drama from its beginnings to the present. Includes works by major American dramatists, such as Hellman, O'Neill, Williams, Mille and Henley. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 350 and ENGL 388. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 389 TOPICS IN NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE [+]
A study of select topics in native American literature. Such topics may include a specific period, region, native group, set of authors, theme or issue. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 399 INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN LITERATURE [+]
On-site study of the literature, drama, theatre, and culture of selected countries. Field study preceded by pre-tour lectures. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles. The objective of the course is to better understand the culture and the history of a foreign country through experimental learning and intelligent mentoring. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 401 STUDIES IN FILM [+]
Study of a director, period, genre, movement or theme in the area of film. May be repeated twice under different subtitles. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 325 and ENGL 401. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 402 FILM HISTORY [+]
The history of motion pictures with a focus on technical and artistic trends and the work of important artists and directors. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 321 and ENGL 402. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 404 INTERNATIONAL CINEMA [+]
A study of a wide range of films made around the world, with special emphasis on historical development of selected national cinemas, cultural and economic determinants that affect the production of film, and contrasting conventions of film style in contrasting contests of production. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 406 DOCUMENTARY CINEMA STUDIES [+]
Study of documentary cinema, with particular emphasis on critical and theoretical issues that documentary has historically faced, such as representation of reality, the politics of representation, the intersection of individual and cultural memory, and the rhetoric of cinematic arguments, among other potential subjects. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 408 FILM THEORY [+]
Introduction to influential theoretical approaches to film such as psychoanalysis, auteurism, feminism, reception and spectatorship theories, genre studies, queer theory, and postcolonial criticism. Includes a range of screenings and encourages students to read films in terms of various cultural, ideological and personal perspectives. Prerequisite: ENGL 220 or 221 or 402 or 403 or 404 or 405. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 410 INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS [+]
An intensive study of one to three writers of major stature (choice to be made by the instructor). May not receive credit for both ENGL 343 and ENGL 410. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 411 CHAUCER [+]
Study of representative works by the 14th Century poet Chaucer, taught in their original language, Middle English, with a special emphasis on The Canterbury Tales. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 412 MILTON [+]
The sonnets, companion poems, essays and drama. Emphasis on Paradise Lost. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA)
ENGL 413 SHAKESPEARE [+]
A study of the major comedies and histories with an emphasis on the tragedies. May not receive credit for both ENGL 419 and ENGL 413. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 415 FICTION WORKSHOP [+]
Students analyze in a workshop setting readings in contemporary fiction to observe techniques in craftsmanship and present their own fiction for intensive examination by workshop participants. May be taken twice for credit. May not receive credit for both ENGL 415 and ENGL 311. Prerequisites: ENGL 351 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 416 POETRY WORKSHOP [+]
Students analyze in a workshop setting readings in contemporary poetry to observe techniques in craftsmanship and present their own poetry for intensive examination by workshop participants. May be taken twice for credit. May not receive credit for both ENGL 416 and ENGL 312. Prerequisites: ENGL 351 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 417 WRITER'S CRAFT [+]
In-depth study of the creative writing process. Students develop a craft workbook that focuses on contemporary forms and strategies. Students write by assignment and develop techniques of reviewing in order to compare and contrast certain authors' aesthetics with their own creative writings. May be taken twice for credit. May not receive credit for ENGL 417 and ENGL 314 and/or ENGL 340. Prerequisite: ENGL 351 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 428 ESOL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS [+]
Focuses on present-day language theory and practice. Objectives are not only to increase students' skills in writing classroom language tests and assessing standardized instruments intended for second language learners, but also to improve their ability to evaluate language research in which testing plays a part. Prerequisites: ENGL 432 or 434 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 430 PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICS [+]
Detailed study of the primary linguistic systems, including phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. Introduces important sociolinguistic research concerns. As the course is designed for teachers in training, students apply those linguistic concepts to practical language learning problems. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 431 SURVEY OF MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR [+]
Study of modern English grammar accomplished through a variety of language analysis approaches, including traditional, structural and transformational. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 240 or 430 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 432 LITERACY AND ESOL READING [+]
Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices relating to learning to read in a second language or second dialect. Topics included are models for acquiring foreign language reading skills, teaching strategies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and political and social implications of second language/dialect literacy. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 433 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE [+]
Linguistics approach to the peculiar relationship between a language and the cultural total of which the language is a part. Examines language variations within a community according to gender, age, geography, ethnicity, socioeconomic class and level of education. Considers the educational, political and economic implications. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 434 LITERACY AND ESOL WRITING [+]
Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices of learning to write in a second language or second dialect. Topics include writing theory, writing strategies, evaluating writing, and writers and rhetorical concerns. Students develop a literacy project, writing materials for specific ESOL students. May not receive credit for both ENGL 443 and ENGL 434. Prerequisite: ENGL 431 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 438 BILINGUALISM [+]
Study of what it means to be a bilingual child or adult. Explores the mind's role in bilingualism and in language acquisition. Surveys educational systems' response to language variance among students and explores the social, academic and language learning consequences of growing up bilingual in the U.S.A. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 439 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION [+]
Introduction to second language acquisition (SLA) theory and the application of SLA theory to second/foreign language teaching practices. Explores what it means to know a language and, hence, how one learns a second language. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 447 CURRENT APPROACHES IN ESOL INSTRUCTION [+]
Familiarizes students with the foundations of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Provides for examination of current theory and empirical data on language learning and teaching. Examines pedagogical implications/applications of teaching methodologies intended for nonnative speakers of English by examining the latest research data. Seeks to meet the needs of practicing or prospective teachers enrolled in an undergraduate program. Prerequisite: ENGL 428 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 453 MODERN POETRY (GENRE) [+]
A study of British and American poetry from Yeats through World War II. Poets include Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Frost, Williams, Robinson, Crane, Stevens, Auden and Dylan Thomas. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 454 WRITING CENTERS: THEORY AND PRACTICE [+]
Introduces students to peer tutoring as a mode of collaborative learning. Focuses on preparing students to lead writing center consultations. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103, permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 455 NONFICTION WORKSHOP [+]
Students analyze in a workshop setting readings in contemporary nonfiction to observe techniques in craftsmanship and present their own nonfiction for intensive examination by workshop participants. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 461 FEMINIST LITERATURE AND THEORY [+]
A survey of the growth and transformation of feminist literature and theory from the birth of the woman's movement in the nineteenth century to contemporary cultural feminist writings. We will also investigate modern and contemporary images and representations of women in literature, film and popular culture from a critical perspective that celebrates cultural diversity and alternative viewpoints. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 463 LITERARY ANALYSIS [+]
Analytical approaches to literature designed to teach teachers and prospective teachers traditional, formal, psychological, mythological and exponential analyses of narrative fiction, drama and poetry applied to various genres. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 464 RHETORICAL CRITICISM [+]
Introduces critical methods for analyzing persuasive messages in a variety of genres and contexts. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 306 or 308. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 465 COMPOSITION THEORY [+]
Explores current theories and research on writing process and product. Topics include: definitions of writing; rhetorical contexts; heuristics for pre-writing, writing and rewriting; questions of arrangement, style, grammar, mechanics and assessment. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 466 METHODS FOR COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC RESEARCH [+]
Applies theoretical concepts from ENGL 465 to current issues in composition and rhetoric research (such as basic writing, methods of responding to student writing and audience adaptation). Emphasizes modes of research for continuing investigation of these issues. Prerequisite: ENGL 465 or approval of the professor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 467 HISTORY AND THEORY OF RHETORIC [+]
Study of how changing views of rhetoric affect public attitudes toward writing and influence writing instruction in schools and universities. Emphasizes shifting views toward style, argument and the relationship between persuasion and knowledge. May not receive credit for both ENGL 470 and ENGL 467. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 471 MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE [+]
A survey of literature produced in and around the British Isles between the eighth and the 15th centuries of the Common Era. Anglo-Saxon and other early medieval selections presented in translation although the course includes instruction in rudimentary Old English. Middle English works (excluding Chaucer) presented in the original. Primary texts historicized and contextualized through secondary readings in history, ethnography, the arts, criticism. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 472 LITERATURE OF THE BRITISH RENAISSANCE [+]
Study of English literature, exclusive of Shakespeare, from 1500 to 1660. Authors studied may include but are not limited to More, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Donne, Johson, Lanyer, Marvell and Milton. Pays special attention to the period's rich and varied modes of poetry, fiction, drama and nonfictional prose. May not receive credit for both ENGL 414 and ENGL 472. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IA (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
ENGL 473 RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE (PERIOD) [+]
A study of British literature from 1660 through the 18th century. Writers studied include Behn, Rochester, Dryden, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Boswell, Goldsmith, Burns and Blake. May not receive credit for both ENGL 420 and ENGL 473. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 474 ROMANTIC LITERATURE [+]
Study of British poetry and aesthetics from the French Revolution through the first third of the 19th century. Primary readings from Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats. Cannot receive credits for both ENGL 421 and ENGL 474. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 475 VICTORIAN LITERATURE (PERIOD) [+]
A study of major British literature during the reign of Queen Victoria. Writers studied may include Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Carlyle, Newman and Ruskin. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 425 and ENGL 475. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 476 BRITISH NOVEL I: BEGINNINGS TO 1837 [+]
A study of the history and development of the British novel from the beginnings to the coronation of Victoria. Novels may include, but are not limited to, works by Sidney, Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Austen and Mary Shelley. A variety of theoretical models are considered. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 477 BRITISH NOVEL II: 1837 - PRESENT [+]
A study of the British novel from the coronation of Queen victoria to the present day. authors may include, but are not limited to: Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Graham geene, and Martin Amis. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 479 CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN BRITISH LITERATURE [+]
Contemporary trends in British literature from 1970 to the present. Writers may include Penelope Fitzgerald, Anita Brookner, A. S. Byatt, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Tom Stoppard, William Trevor, Martin Amis, Graham Swift, Ian McEwan and Brian Friel. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 480 COLONIAL AMERICAN LITERATURE (PERIOD) [+]
A study of American literature prior to 1820. Writers studied may include Bradford, Bradstreeet, Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, Irving and Cooper. May not receive credit for both ENGL 426 and ENGL 480. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 481 THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE [+]
A study of the Transcendental Movement and literature between 1830 and 1870. Emphasis on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman and Dickinson. May not receive credit for both ENGL 427 and ENGL 481. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 482 AMERICAN REALISM AND NATURALISM (1865-1925) [+]
Investigates the rise of Realism and Naturalism (1865-1925) in American literature and the relationship between the development of these forms and the historical and cultural atmospheres from which they emerged. Authors to be studied may include Henry James, William Dean Howells, Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Charles Chesnutt, Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 483 AMERICAN SOUTHERN WRITERS: MODERN TO PRESENT [+]
Study of literature produced in the South from 1930 to the present. Writers may include Faulkner, O'Connor, Welty, Porter, Warren, Percy, Capote, Taylor, Grau, Styron, Walker and Young. May not receive credit for both ENGL 428 and ENGL 483. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA)
ENGL 484 AMERICAN NOVEL I: BEGINNINGS TO 1900 [+]
A study of major American novels through 1900. Writers studied may include Crane, Hawthorne, Melville and Twain. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 457 and ENGL 484. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 485 AMERICAN NOVEL II: 1900-Present [+]
Study of major American novels between 1900 to the present, with a focus on Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Authors to be studied may include, but are not limited to, Wharton, Dreiser, Faulkner, Barnes, Capote, DeLillo, and Morrison. May not receive credit for both ENGL 458 and ENGL 485. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 488 CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE [+]
Contemporary trends in U.S. literature from 1970 to the present. Writers may include McCarthy, DeLillo, Shepard, Tyler, Vonnegut, C. Johnson, Albee, Kincaid, Morrison, Walker, Silko. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 491 TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE LEARNING [+]
An examination of selected topics of linguistics as they relate directly to first and second language learning. The course may focus in different semesters on such topics as phonology and language learning, syntactic theory and language learning, or discourse and language learning. This course may be repeated once under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 492 PRACTICUM IN ENGLISH [+]
Under the close supervision of a master teacher, an advanced student in an English option interns as a teaching assistant in a lower-division course in that option. May not receive credit for both ENGL 442 and ENGL 492. Prerequisites: Nine hours of coursework in that option and approval of department chair. Variable hours per week.
ENGL 493 INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Tutorial course in any area of English. Open to junior and senior English majors with superior English grades. Permission of the department chair prior to registration. One conference weekly. May be taken twice. Not for graduate credit. Previously listed as ENGL 400. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 494 TOPICS IN ENGLISH: WRITING OR FILM [+]
Intensive study in language or film. May be repeated for credit in different areas of study. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 495 TOPICS IN WRITING AND RHETORIC [+]
Intensive Study of selected topics in Writing and Rhetoric. May be repeated in different areas of study for a maximum of 8 hours of credit. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 306 or 308. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 497 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH [+]
Designed to encourage students to pursue an important area of research under the supervision of an English faculty member. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project to add to that area's body of knowledge. Specific topics are indicated on student transcirpts. Public presentations required. May be taken for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103, consent of instructor and department chair.
ENGL 499 ENGLISH HONORS [+]
Independent study in an area of English leading to an honors thesis. Prerequisite: invitation by the Department of English.
ENGL 500 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE THROUGH THE 19TH CENTURY [+]
A study of selected topics in American literature through the 19th century. Emphasizes one or more authors, genres or literary themes. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 501 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY [+]
A study of selected topics in American literature of the 20th century (up to 1945). Emphasizes one or more authors, genres or literary themes. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 502 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE I [+]
A study of selected topics in English literature from the beginnings to 1660. Emphasizes one or more authors, genres or literary themes. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 503 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE II [+]
A study of selected topics in English literature of the Restoration and 18th century. Emphasizes one or more major authors, genres or literary themes. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 504 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH LIT III [+]
A study in selected topics of English literature of the 19th century. Emphasizes one or more major authors, genres or literary themes. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 505 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH LIT IV [+]
A study of selected topics in English literature of the 20th century. Emphasizes one or more major authors, genres or literary themes. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 507 STUDIES IN FILM [+]
Study of a director, period, genre, movement or theme in the area of film. May be repeated twice under different subtitles. Three hours per week.
ENGL 508 METHODS AND THEORY FOR LITERARY RESEARCH [+]
Introduces students to the methods and theories that are foundational to the study of literature at the graduate level and the application of those theories to literature, beginning with New Criticism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Multiculturalism. Students will examine key literary, critical, and theoretical terms/concepts as well as learn to analyze secondary sources in the process of producing their own critically informed work. Three hours per week.
ENGL 509 SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE STUDY [+]
A study in selected topics in language and linguistics. The course focuses in different semesters on such topics as the new English, descriptive or historical linguistics, morphology-syntax, or phonetics and phonemics, teaching standard English to speakers of other languages or to speakers of other dialects. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the Registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 510 SEMINAR IN LITERATURE: SPECIAL TOPICS [+]
Examines topics in English and American literature which cross traditional, chronological, national or ontological boundaries. May be repeated under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
ENGL 511 CHAUCER [+]
Study of representative works by the 14th century poet Chaucer, taught in their original language, Middle English, with a special emphasis on The Canterbury Tales. Three hours per week.
ENGL 512 MILTON (AUTHOR) [+]
The sonnets, companion poems, essays and drama. Emphasis on Paradise Lost. Three hours per week.
ENGL 513 SHAKESPEARE [+]
A study of the major comedies and histories with an emphasis on the tragedies. Three hours per week.
ENGL 514 WRITING PROGRAM ISSUES [+]
Explores successful writing programs, particularly at the college level, and their connections to research/theory in composition. Requires students to evaluate and propose guidelines for composition study and instruction. Three hours per week.
ENGL 515 EASTERN SHORE WRITING PROJECT SUMMER INSTITUTE [+]
Explores current theories about the composing process and their implications for teaching writing and using writing to teach other content areas. Focuses on adapting and evaluating classroom activities for different grade levels and educational settings. Cross-listed with EDUC 515. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
ENGL 516 FILM HISTORY [+]
The history of motion pictures with a focus on technical and artistic trends and the work of important artists and directors. Three hours per week.
ENGL 522 INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS [+]
An intensive study of one to three writers of major stature (choice to be made by the instructor). Three hours per week.
ENGL 528 ESOL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS [+]
Introduces students to present-day language theory and practice. Objectives are not only to increase students' skills in writing classroom language tests and assessing standardized instruments, but also to improve their ability to evaluate language research in which testing plays a part. Prerequisite: ENGL 532 or ENGL 534 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
ENGL 530 DIRECTED RESEARCH [+]
Preparation of optional research project in master's degree program under department supervision.
ENGL 531 THESIS [+]
ENGL 532 LITERACY AND ESOL READING [+]
Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices relating to learning to read in a second language or second dialect. Topics include models for acquiring foreign language reading skills, teaching strategies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, investigating current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and exploring political and social implications of second/language/dialect literacy. This course is for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.
ENGL 533 ESOL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT [+]
Introduces students to the theory, practice and special needs in developing and implementing an ESOL curriculum in a public, private or business enterprise for language learners K-adult. Allows students to explore the complexities involved in planning and developing a language curriculum; sensitize themselves to the cultural conflicts and biases, both socio-linguistic and linguistic, which are faced by limited English-proficient students; and to prepare for the actual writing and implementing of an ESOL curriculum where needed. Three hours per week.
ENGL 534 LITERACY AND ESOL WRITING [+]
Introduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices of learning to write in a second language or second dialect. Topics include writing theory, writing strategies, and second language writers and rhetorical concerns. In addition, students will examine teaching methodologies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and political and social implications of second language/dialect literacy. This course is for graduate credit only. Prerequisite: ENGL 537 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
ENGL 535 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE [+]
Emphasizes a linguistic approach to the peculiar relationship between a language and the cultural total of which the language is a part. It examines language variations within a community according to gender, age, geography, ethnicity, socioeconomic class and education, while considering the educational, political and economic implications. Specifically, this course should be considered an exploration of the study of language in its social setting. This course is for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.
ENGL 536 PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICS [+]
An introductory study of nature of language from both a theoretical and applied perspective. The focus is on the study of sounds and articulation (phonetics), sound systems (phonology), word structure and formation (morphology), phrase and sentence structure (syntax), aspects of meaning (semantics) and will also concentrate on applied aspects of linguistic study such as neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, and first and second language acquisition. To provide students with a fundamental understanding of core areas of linguistics and to equip students with the analytical techniques and methods required to solve questions about language. This course is for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.
ENGL 537 SURVEY OF MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR [+]
To provide an understanding of the systematic structure and rules of English, i.e., the system underlying the construction of possible sentences in the English language; the grammatical terminology and concepts necessary for the analysis of English structures, i.e., the metalanguage of analysis; the application of such a theoretical background in the actual linguistic analysis of English constructions; the utility of such a knowledge in the future teaching of English, to both native and ESOL speakers; and some typical fallacies concerning the structure and pedagogical applications of English grammar. This course is for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.
ENGL 538 BILINGUALISM [+]
Familiarizes students with various aspects of bilingual education and language contact from a social-psychological perspective. Explores the role of the mind in bilingualism and in language acquisition. Content addresses the societal, political and cultural implications of bilinguality and the cognitive and educational implications. Aims to provide analysis and evaluation of current theory and research on bilingualism, as well as for examination of pertinent pedagogical implications/applications. This course is for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.
ENGL 539 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION [+]
An introduction to second language acquisition (SLA) theory and application of SLA theory to second/foreign language teaching practices. Explores what it means to know a language and, hence, how one learns a second language. This is an introductory course intended for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.
ENGL 547 CURRENT APPROACHES IN ESOL INSTRUCTION [+]
Familiarizes students with the foundations of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). It provides for examination of current theory and empirical data on language learning and teaching. Participants will examine pedagogical implications/applications of teaching methodologies intended for non-native speakers of English by examining the latest research data. This course seeks to meet the needs of practicing or prospective teachers enrolled in a graduate program. Prerequisite: ENGL 428/528 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
ENGL 553 MODERN POETRY (GENRE) [+]
A study of British and American poetry from Yeats through World War II. Poets include Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Frost, Williams, Robinson, Crane, Stevens, Auden and Dylan Thomas. Three hours per week.
ENGL 561 FEMINIST LITERATURE AND THEORY [+]
A survey of the growth and transformation of feminist literature and theory from the birth of the woman's movement in the nineteenth century to contemporary cultural feminist writings. We will also investigate modern and contemporary images and representations of women in literature, film and popular culture from a critical perspective that celebrates cultural diversity and alternative viewpoints. Three hours per week.
ENGL 564 RHETORICAL CRITICISM [+]
Introduces critical methods for analyzing persuasive messages in a variety of genres and contexts. Three hours per week.
ENGL 565 COMPOSITION THEORY [+]
Explores current theories and research on writing process and product. Topics include: definitions of writing; rhetorical contexts; heuristics for pre-writing, writing and rewriting; questions of arrangement, style, grammar, mechanics and assessment. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Three hours per week.
ENGL 566 METHODS FOR COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC RESEARCH [+]
Applies theoretical concepts from ENGL 465/565 to current issues in composition and rhetoric research (such as basic writing, methods of responding to student writing and audience adaptation). Emphasizes modes of research for continuing investigation of these issues. Prerequisite: ENGL 465 or approval of the professor. Three hours per week.
ENGL 567 HISTORY AND THEORY OF RHETORIC [+]
Study of how changing views of rhetoric affect public attitudes toward writing and influence writing instruction in schools and universities. Emphasizes shifting views toward style, argument and the relationship between persuasion and knowledge. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 470 and ENGL 467. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 102. Three hours per week.
ENGL 571 MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE (PERIOD) [+]
A survey of literature produced in and around the British Isles between the eighth and the 15th centuries of the Common Era. Anglo-Saxon and other early medieval selections presented in translation although the course includes instruction in rudimentary Old English. Middle English works (excluding Chaucer) presented in the original. Primary texts historicized and contextualized through secondary readings in history, ethnography, the arts, criticism. Three hours per week.
ENGL 572 ELIZABETHAN AND JACOBEAN LITERATURE (PERIOD) [+]
A study of major British literature, exclusive of Shakespeare, from 1500-1660. Authors include Sidney, Spenser, Donne and Milton. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 414 and ENGL 472. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IA.
ENGL 573 RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE (PERIOD) [+]
A study of British literature from 1660 through the 18th century. Writers studied include Behn, Rochester, Dryden, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Boswell, Goldsmith, Burns and Blake. Three hours per week.
ENGL 574 ROMANTIC LITERATURE (PERIOD) [+]
Study of British poetry and aesthetics from the French Revolution through the first third of the 19th century. Primary readings from Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats. Cannot receive credits for both ENGL 421 and ENGL 474. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IA.
ENGL 575 VICTORIAN LITERATURE [+]
A study of major British literature during the reign of Queen Victoria. Writers studied may include Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Carlyle, Newman and Ruskin. Three hours per week.
ENGL 576 BRITISH NOVEL I: BEGINNINGS TO 1837 [+]
A study of the history and development of the British novel from the beginnings to the coronation of Victoria. Novels may include, but are not limited to, works by Sidney, Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Austen and Mary Shelley. A variety of theoretical models are considered. Three hours per week.
ENGL 577 BRITISH NOVEL II [+]
A study of the British novel of the 19th and 20th centuries, with works chosen from the writings of Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. Three hours per week.
ENGL 579 CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN BRITISH LITERATURE [+]
Contemporary trends in British literature from 1970 to the present. Writers may include Penelope Fitzgerald, Anita Brookner, A. S. Byatt, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, Tom Stoppard, William Trevor, Martin Amis, Graham Swift, Ian McEwan and Brian Friel. Three hours per week.
ENGL 580 COLONIAL AMERICAN LITERATURE [+]
A study of American literature prior to 1820. Writers studied may include Bradford, Bradstreeet, Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, Irving and Cooper. Three hours per week.
ENGL 581 THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE (PERIOD) [+]
A study of the Transcendental Movement and literature between 1830 and 1870. Emphasis on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman and Dickinson. Three hours per week.
ENGL 582 AMERICAN REALISM AND NATURALISM (1865-1925) [+]
Investigates the rise of Realism and Naturalism (1865-1925) in American literature and the relationship between the development of these forms and the historical and cultural atmospheres from which they emerged. Authors to be studied may include Henry James, William Dean Howells, Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Charles Chesnutt, Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser. Three hours per week.
ENGL 583 AMERICAN SOUTHERN RENAISSANCE: 1930-1970 (PERIOD) [+]
A study of fiction produced in the South between 1930 and 1970. Writers may include Glasgow, Faulkner, O'Connor, Welty, Porter, Warren, Percy, Capote, Taylor, Grau, Styron and Young. Three hours per week.
ENGL 584 AMERICAN NOVEL I: BEGINNINGS TO 1900 [+]
A study of major American novels through 1900. Writers studied may include Crane, Hawthorne, Melville and Twain. Three hours per week.
ENGL 585 AMERICAN NOVEL II: 1900-1945 [+]
A study of major American novels between 1900 and World War II. Writers studied may include Cather, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Hurston, James, Lewis and Wharton. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 458 and ENGL 485. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IA.
ENGL 588 CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE [+]
Contemporary trends in U.S. literature from 1970 to the present. Writers may include McCarthy, DeLillo, Shepard, Tyler, Vonnegut, C. Johnson, Albee, Kincaid, Morrison, Walker, Silko. Three hours per week.
ENGL 590 TOPICS IN ENGLISH [+]
Intensive study of a literary genre, figure or period; or intensive study in language, writing or film. May be repeated for credit in different areas of study. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or consent of instructor. Meets General Education IA.
ENGL 591 TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE LEARNING [+]
An examination of selected topics of linguistics as they relate directly to first and second language learning. The course may focus in different semesters on such topics as phonology and language learning, syntactic theory and language learning, or discourse and language learning. This course may be repeated once under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours lecture per week.
ENGL 592 PRACTICUM IN ENGLISH [+]
Under the close supervision of a master teacher, an advanced student in an English option interns as a teaching assistant in a lower-division course in that option. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 442 and ENGL 492. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: Nine hours of coursework in that option and approval of department chair. Variable hours per week.
ENGL 594 TOPICS IN ENGLISH: WRITING OR FILM [+]
Intensive study in language or film. May be repeated for credit in different areas of study.
ENGL 595 TOPICS IN WRITING AND RHETORIC [+]
Intensive study of selected topics in Writing and Rhetoric. May be taken in different areas of study for a total of 6 hours of credit. Three hours per week.