EAST-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
EAST-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
EAST-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
EAST-408
Credit Hours:
4
Art History Senior Seminar: Research
In this required course, senior majors will research and prepare the senior thesis.
EAST-409
Credit Hours:
4
International Communication
This seminar examines the nature of information flows within and between nations, the issues raised by such communication, and the institutions involved and patterns evident in the development of and relations between nation-states. The course explores issues surrounding the constituent role that the news and entertainment media have played in the formation and maintenance of the nation-state. Topics raised will include uses of information in domestic and foreign policy, the extension of cultural imperialism, corporate invasion of privacy, and incursions upon sovereignty and national security. In examining the resolution of such issues, the course analyzes how nations' power is distributed and utilized among multiple forces.
EAST-450
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research Project: East Asian Studies
Senior Project in East Asian Studies. Selecting two disciplines, the student chooses a topic in East Asian Studies and utilizes the skills of both disciplines to analyze that topic in a major research paper, directed by faculty members in those disciplines. This research project culminates the major and is completed in either semester of the senior year.
EAST-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
EAST-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
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
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 theorectical 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 18th 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
20th Century Poetry
A survey of 20th century poetry. Attention to major poets as well as literary schools will be enhanced by attention to the wider history, philosophy and aesthetics of the time. 4
ENGL-220
Credit Hours:
4
20th Century Fiction
A survey of 20th century fiction. Attention to major writers will be enhanced by attention to the wider history, philosophy and aesthetics of the time.
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
20th Century Drama
A survey of 20th centrury drama, with emphasis on British and American Playwrights, and an eye to female and minority drmatists 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-250
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics in 20th Century Literature
The survey will explore 20th century literature in a range of genres and in relation to the historical and cultural movements of the century. Each section will focus on a specific topic or tradition in 20th century literature, such as British, American, postcolonial Anglophone, Asian American, Jewish American, or African American literature.
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 20th 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 literacy 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-380
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced Essay Writing
A course in the writing of expository and narrative nonfiction essays. The course will focus on the deliberate rhetorical choices we make in writing, honing imaginative and analytic skills in ways that students can apply to multiple forms of writing, including essays, op-eds, feature articles, travel narratives, and reportage.
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
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Creative Nonfiction Writing (ENGL-384) An advanced workshop in the writing of literary or creative nonfiction: the personal and lyric essay, memoir, and a range of hybrid forms. Students will be asked to read a wide selection of essays and to complete and revise a significant collection of their original work. Students will attain a working knowledge of creative nonfiction forms, techniques, and aesthetics. Prerequisite ENGL 237
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.
FREN-111
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning French I
A comprehensive introductory course in French through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor. Conducted in French.
FREN-112
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning French II
A continuation in the development of the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor. Conducted in French.
FREN-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
Introductory Topics in French
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
FREN-211
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate French
A completion of an overview of the structure of French. Emphasis placed on developing skills in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Prerequisite: 112 or placement. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor. Conducted in French.
FREN-213
Credit Hours:
4
Conversation and Phonetics
Training and refining of all skills, with an emphasis on pronunciation and oral communication. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 211 or placement.
FREN-214
Credit Hours:
4
Area Study - France
The course deals with the question: "What makes the French French?" by examining several aspects of French culture, such as child rearing and the process of socialization, the structure of the family and society, and symbolic behavior. The approach compares American and French cultures. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 213 or equivalent.
FREN-215
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate French Readings and Grammar
Students will read extensively from Francophone literary works and works of general culture while reviewing French grammar in detail. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 213. May be taken concurrently with 213 or equivalent.
FREN-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Topics in Intermediate French
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
FREN-305
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced French Readings and Grammar
Approaches to comprehension and appreciation of literary texts through analysis and writing. Recommended as preparation for advanced work in French. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 215 or equivalent.
FREN-311
Credit Hours:
4
Survey of French Literature I: From the Middle Ages through the 18th Century
Introduction to major literary and cultural movements and figures with readings from representative authors. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 215 or 305 or equivalent.
FREN-312
Credit Hours:
4
Survey of Literature of French Expression: 19th and 20th Centuries
Introduction to major literary and cultural movements and figures with readings from representative authors. Conducted in French. Prerequisites: 215 or 305 or equivalent.
FREN-330
Credit Hours:
4
Texts in French: Themes
This course proposes the study of texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through a theme such as Childhood Narratives in Francophone Caribbean Literature, Women Voices in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, Literary Children of the French Revolution, French Gastronomy, Maghrebi Immigration to France, Gide, etc. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 305 or 311 or 312.
FREN-331
Credit Hours:
4
Texts in French: Genres
In this course, students will discuss and analyze texts of French expression (taken in the broad definition, including the written text, film, music) through the common thread of genre such as Novels, Theatre, Film, Short Stories, Poetry and Opera. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: 311 or 312.
FREN-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
FREN-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
FREN-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
FREN-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
FREN-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced Topics in French
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
FREN-418
Credit Hours:
4
Seminar in French
Advanced study of special topics in language, literature or culture. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: one advanced course beyond 311-312. Must be taken in senior year.
FREN-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
FREN-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
GERM-111
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning German I
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major.
GERM-112
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning German II
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major. Prerequisite: GERM 111 or placement.
GERM-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
Introductory Topics in German
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
GERM-211
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate German
The course is designed to improve comprehension of spoken and written German and to advance conversational skills. Grammar will also be reviewed. This course satisfies Oral Communication general education requirement. Prerequisite: 112 or placement.
GERM-213
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate Conversation and Composition
Intensive practice in conversational skills on the intermediate level. Work in the Multimedia Center and composition will constitute a part of the course. This course satisfies the Oral Communication general education requirement. Prerequisite: 211 or placement.
GERM-214
Credit Hours:
4
Review: Communication and Writing Skills
Intensive review of grammar and writing skills which aims to increase oral and written accuracy. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: 211 or consent.
GERM-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in German
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
GERM-302
Credit Hours:
4
Special Topics Seminar
A seminar with an emphasis on culture and literature focusing on a specific theme or topic. Topics such as Berlin, national identity, love in literature of the 90s, creative poetry writing, suicide in German literature, victims and perpetrators in German literature, and grammar review/advanced writing proficiency. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
GERM-304
Credit Hours:
4
German Culture and Civilization: 19th Century to 1933
German culture in its historic context of the 19th century to 1933. Study of the development of German culture and civilization as represented in literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music and film. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
GERM-305
Credit Hours:
4
German Culture and Civilization: 1933 to Present
German history and culture from 1933 to present. Study of the development of German culture and civilization as represented in literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music and film. Special emphasis on Germany and Austria as multicultural societies. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
GERM-311
Credit Hours:
4
Introduction to German Literature and Non-Literary Texts
The goal of the course is to train the students in the techniques of reading, analyzing and responding to literary and non-literary texts such as, short prose fiction, plays, films, poetry, essays, articles, biographies, etc. Short compositions in German throughout the semester constitute an essential element of the course. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
GERM-312
Credit Hours:
4
German Literature and Film
A close study of works by Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Boll, Grass and others. Films by directors such as Lang, Fassbinder, Herzog, von Trotta, Tykwer, Schlondorff, Wenders, Akin, Link, and others are also a focus of this course. An introduction to film theory complements this course. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
GERM-315
Credit Hours:
4
German for Commerce
Advanced language course with emphasis on commercial practices, business culture and economic situation of German-speaking countries. Focus on interpersonal communication, employment opportunities using the German language, and training in the correspondence and vocabulary of commerce. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
GERM-321
Credit Hours:
4
The Romantic Period in German
A study of the works of Novalis, Tieck, Brentano, Gunderrode, Eichendorff, Hoffmann, and Heine. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
GERM-322
Credit Hours:
4
German Drama: "Enduring Themes in German Theater"
An introduction to German, Swiss, and Austrian of the 19th and 20th century covering literary periods and drama theory with authors including, but not limited to: Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, Lenz, Kleist, Buchner, Hebbel, Grillparzer, Hauptmann, Wedekind, Frisch, Brecht, Durrenmatt. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.