ENGL-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
Introductory Topics in English
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
ENGL-200
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Literature
An introduction to literary types, this course will emphasize close interpretive reading of poetry, fiction and drama.
ENGL-201
Credit Hours:
4
Academic Writing
Theory and practice in essay and other academic writing, allowing students to concentrate on mastering styles appropriate to their own academic or personal needs.
ENGL-202
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to Literary Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Methods
This course will teach students skills and materials that are important in literary studies today. It will include methods of reading and writing literary criticism, research methods in literary studies, analytical practices, an overview of literary theoretical debates of the 20th century, and selected readings from contemporary theory. In each section, the teacher will use one or two literary texts to test interpretative and theoretical approaches.
ENGL-210
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Literature
An intensive study of selected writers, works, literary genres, or themes. May be taken more than once for credit.
ENGL-213
Credit Hours:
4
Early British Literature
A study of selected works by men and women writing in the 8th through the 17th centuries. With close attention to various genres and through various critical approaches, this course attends to literary and cultural developments as reflected in a variety of texts and contexts.
ENGL-214
Credit Hours:
4
18th- and 19th- Century British Literature
A study of selected works by men and women in the eighteenth centuries in England. The course pays close attention to various genres - satire, poetry, drama, criticism, and fiction - and is designed to sharpen students' reading, interpretive, critical and writing skills, while attending to literary and cultural developments in eighteenth-century, Romantic, and Victorian texts.
ENGL-215
Credit Hours:
4
Shakespeare
A study of principal plays, emphasizing the poetic and dramatic aspects of Shakespeare's work, as viewed through a variety of critical perspectives.
ENGL-219
Credit Hours:
4
Modern British and American Poetry
A survey of poetry from the first half of the 20th century. Attention to major poets (such as T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, and Marianne Moore) as well as Modernist schools (Imagism, the Harlem Renaissance) will be enhanced by attention to the wider history, philosophy and aesthetics of the time.
ENGL-220
Credit Hours:
4
Modern British and American Fiction
A survey of fiction from the first half of the 20th century, with attention to such authors as Conrad, Faulkner, Forster, Hemingway, Hurston, Joyce, Lawrence, Toomer, Welty, Wharton, Woolf and Wright.
ENGL-225
Credit Hours:
4
Women in Literature
Selected poetry and prose by women guide inquiries into writing and gender and into related issues, such as sexuality, history, race, class, identity and power. Cross-listed with WMST 225.
ENGL-230
Credit Hours:
4
American Literature Before 1900
A historical survey of texts and literary movements in America before 1900. With attention to various genres and critical approaches, this course emphasizes literary responses to such issues as progress, national identity, race, gender, and the American landscape.
ENGL-237
Credit Hours:
4
Creative Writing
An introductory course in the writing of fiction and poetry. Students will be asked to read in both genres, do exercises focusing on technique and style, complete and revise significant work in both genres and critique classmates' work with an eye to providing constructive feedback.
ENGL-240
Credit Hours:
4
Modern Drama
A consideration of drama from 1890 to 1956, with emphasis on British and American playwrights, and an eye to female and minority dramatists disenfranchised from the main stages.
ENGL-245
Credit Hours:
4
Human Diversity Through Literature
A study of selected works by and about bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people.
ENGL-255
Credit Hours:
4
Ethnic Literature
A study of the literature of various ethnic, racial and regional groups of the United States. This course explores cultural heritages, historical struggles, artistic achievements and contemporary relations of groups in American society.
ENGL-291
Credit Hours:
4
Nature and the Literary Imagination
A study of humanity's relationship with and shifting conceptions of the nonhuman world. Reading selections vary, but generally include past and contemporary writers who reflect different ethnic and regional outlooks and who work in various modes, including literature, memoir, natural history and science.
ENGL-298
Credit Hours:
4
The Literature of Place
An exploration of the ways in which literature and locale inform each other, this course focuses on a specific site or community. Through readings of literature "about" that place, the class investigates how cultural, social, historical, and/or institutional realities interrelate—as both cause and effect—with text. An optional trip to the place in question follows the semester.
ENGL-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in English
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
ENGL-302
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Literary Theory
A study of major literary and cultural theories important to literary studies today. The course will emphasize readings in primary texts by critical theorists as well as applications of those theories to text of various kinds. The teacher may focus on in-depth studies of one or two critical or cultural theories.
ENGL-310
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Literature
An intensive study of selected writers, works, literary genres, or themes. May be taken more than once for credit.
ENGL-311
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Composition and Rhetoric
An intensive study of selected issues, historical periods, theory and theorists, research, or pedagogy in composition and rhetoric.
ENGL-314
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in the Short Story
A study of selected works of major and representative writers working in the genre of the short story. This course may focus on a few specific writers (such as Eudora Welty or Raymond Carver), or on selected schools and movements (such as the avant-garde, naturalism, or modernism), or on special topics within the field (such as post-colonial fictions or Southern writing).
ENGL-325
Credit Hours:
4
African-American Women's Literature
Historical and contemporary African-American women's literature grounds an inquiry into black women's literary and intellectual traditions within the matrix of race, gender, class and sexual relations in the United States. Cross-listed with WMST 325.
ENGL-326
Credit Hours:
4
Native American Literature
A study of Native American literature that will provoke considerations of Native American cultural and religious traditions, historical and legal struggles, artistic achievements and contributions to contemporary American culture.
ENGL-340
Credit Hours:
4
Contemporary Drama
Intensive study of drama from 1956 to the present, with an emphasis on British and American playwrights. The course will focus on the issues, problems, techniques, and generic forms particular to contemporary drama, with interest in the emerging drama of minority, female, and gay and lesbian playwrights. Course is cross-listed with QS 351.
ENGL-341
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in the English Novel
This course will explore the English novel by studying special thematic topics, its evolution, and/or developmental influences. The course might include such authors as DeFoe, Fielding, Austen, Bronte, Gaskell, Dickens, Eliot or Hardy.
ENGL-342
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in the Contemporary Novel
This class studies the movements and traditions within contemporary novels, focusing on such writers as Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Zadie Smith, and Salman Rushdie.
ENGL-343
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Contemporary Poetry
This class studies the schools, movements, traditions and innovations within contemporary poetry, focusing on selected works of such writers as Anne Carson, W.S. Merwin, Carl Phillips, and Charles Wright.
ENGL-346
Credit Hours:
4
The English Language
A study of the development of the English language and its dynamic presence in the world today. In addition to surveying the history of English from its Indo-European origins to the present time, units within the semester cover general linguistics topics, contemporary literacy controversies, and the social implications of dialect variation and changes in usage.
ENGL-348
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Medieval British Literature
Special topics courses studying the textual forms of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from 500 to 1500 CE.
ENGL-349
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in European Literature
Selected works in translation from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century. Depending on the topic of the seminar, authors studied may include such diverse figures as Chretien de Troyes, Dante, Christine de Pisan, Cervantes, Madame de Lafayette, Moliere, Goethe, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Calvino and Christa Wolf.
ENGL-355
Credit Hours:
4
The Harlem Renaissance
An analysis of the interrelationship between the cultural phenomenon and the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, particularly the way in which the social, economic and political conditions of the era helped to shape the literary art of the 1920s.
ENGL-356
Credit Hours:
4
The Narrative of Black America
A study of representative samples of Black literature ranging from slave narratives to contemporary Black fiction.
ENGL-357
Credit Hours:
4
Postcolonial Literature and Criticism
Readings in literature and criticism from Asia, Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean, in response to the experience of colonialism.
ENGL-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
Offers the student an opportunity to develop, with the help of an interested professor, a special program of study in a given topic for one semester. May be taken more than once. Directed Study credit may be used to count toward an English major or minor, but it may not be used in place of required 300-level courses.
ENGL-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
Offers the student an opportunity to develop, with the help of an interested professor, a special program of study in a given topic for one semester. May be taken more than once. Directed Study credit may be used to count toward an English major or minor, but it may not be used in place of required 300-level courses.
ENGL-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
Offers the student an opportunity to develop within a semester a wholly individualized program of study, to be supervised by an interested professor. Independent Study credits may be used to count toward an English major or minor, but may not be used in place of required 300-level courses.
ENGL-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
Offers the student an opportunity to develop within a semester a wholly individualized program of study, to be supervised by an interested professor. Independent Study credit may be used to count toward an English major or minor, but may not be used in place of required 300-level courses.
ENGL-365
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in 16th- and Early 17th- Century British Literature
A study of selected works of poetry, prose and drama from 1500-1660.
ENGL-366
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Late 17th- and 18th Century British Literature
Special topics courses based in the literary culture of England from roughly 1640-1800.
ENGL-367
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in 19th- Century British Literature
Selected topics in the literature of 19th- century England. The course may focus on Romantic or Victorian authors or representative writers from both eras.
ENGL-368
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in 19th- Century American Literature
Selected topics in the literature of 19th- century America.
ENGL-369
Credit Hours:
4
Studies in Early American Literature
Selected topics in the writings of colonial and early national America.
ENGL-375
Credit Hours:
4
Late 17th- and 18th - Century Drama
Studies in the production, reception and sociopolitical context of British drama from roughly 1660 to 1800.
ENGL-383
Credit Hours:
4
Fiction Writing
An advanced workshop course in fiction writing. Students will be asked to read a wide selection of short fiction and to complete and revise a significant collection of their original work. Students will attain a working knowledge of fictional forms, techniques and aesthetics.
ENGL-384
Credit Hours:
4
Nonfiction Writing
An advanced workshop in the writing of nonfiction, requiring numerous and varied reading and writing assignments.
ENGL-385
Credit Hours:
4
Poetry Writing
An advanced workshop in poetry writing. Students will be asked to read a wide selection of poetry and to complete and revise a chapbook collection of their original works. Students will attain a working knowledge of poetic forms, technique and aesthetics.
ENGL-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced Topics in English
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
ENGL-400
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Seminar
A required course for seniors that is organized around a theme or topic. All sections require frequent short reports to the class on research or reading. Each student will write a long paper as the basis for a major seminar presentation.
ENGL-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
Senior students may work on an individually designed project for as much as two full semesters.
ENGL-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
Senior students may work on an individually designed project for as much as two full semesters.
ENGL-453
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Writing Project
This year-long project is required for a concentration in creative writing. Conducted under the directorship of a writing professor, each project will include an individual reading program and will result in a significant book-length manuscript of the student's creative work.
ENGL-454
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Writing Project
This year-long project is required for a concentration in creative writing. Conducted under the directorship of a writing professor, each project will include an individual reading program and will result in a significant book-length manuscript of the student's creative work.