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ENGLISH (ENGL)
College of Liberal Arts
English
 
ENGL 1001 - Great American Authors (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to American authors important for their artistic mastery and/or significant role in American literary history.



ENGL 1101 - Literature Appreciation (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(3.0 cr; =[ENGL 1907]; Prereq-Primarily for nonmajors but also for potential majors and creative writers; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Developing critical reading skills in fiction, poetry, and drama.



ENGL 1507 - Time and Place (LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Close reading of selected works about experience of time and place.



ENGL 1535 - King Arthur in History, Literature, and Art (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Survey of historical accounts, and literary and artistic treatments of King Arthur in Latin, French, and German sources of the Middle Ages and in selected works in modern Arthurian literature.



ENGL 1575 - 20th-Century Literature (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Primarily for nonmajors; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Readings primarily in American, British, and Irish literature.



ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER, LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Sampling of literary works mainly from Middle East, Africa, Far East, and South America.



ENGL 1583 - Introductory Study of Major Topics in Contemporary African Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER, LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Introductory study of the major topics in Contemporary African Literature. Draws on literary texts and films to broaden students' understanding of Africa's cultural, social, economic, and political challenges from colonization to globalization.



ENGL 1585 - Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER, LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduces students to the literature and cultures of Australia and New Zealand, focusing on the formation of national identity, both countries' relationship to Great Britain and the US, conventions like "mateship," and the cultural politics of aboriginal peoples.



ENGL 1666 - Tales of Terror (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Gothic masterpieces chiefly from English and American literature, with emphasis on sociological and psychological implications of the genre.



ENGL 1801 - Freshman Seminar: American Gothic (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Freshman, fewer than 30 credits; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Exploration of the Gothic tradition in American literature from colonial days to the present, with special attention to psychological and cultural implications. Some attention, also, to visual arts, film, and theories of terror, horror, the uncanny, and the grotesque.



ENGL 1802 - Freshman Seminar: Asian Culture (LE CAT7)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Freshman, fewer than 30 credits; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Exploration of Chinese and Japanese cultures with attention to Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Shinto and arts such as calligraphy, painting, poetry, garden design, and music. Some attention also to political history.



ENGL 1803 - Freshman Seminar: Unseen Reality (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Freshman, fewer than 30 credits; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Concepts of "the ideal" and "the real" as developed by writers with differing perspectives, in various literary forms (e.g., fiction, non-fiction, poetry).



ENGL 1805 - Freshman Seminar: Satire and Humor (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Freshman, fewer than 30 credits; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Satire and humor in their historical, social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts.



ENGL 1907 - Introduction to Literature (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(3.0 cr; =[ENGL 1101]; Prereq-Primarily for nonmajors; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Literary modes and methods of literary study and interpretation.



ENGL 2571 - Contemporary Literature (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Readings in American and British literature since 1945. Emphases, authors, and titles vary.



ENGL 2581 - Women Writers (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9, LECD CAT09)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-30 credits or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Feminist reading of selected plays, poetry, prose (including critical works) written by women writers.



ENGL 2922 - The Art of the Memoir: Reading and Writing Memoir
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Study of the memoir as a literary genre--its conventions, elements, and its historical importance--and as an art form. Use of critical approaches in the reading of memoirs. Directed practice writing the student's own memoir.



ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-WRIT 1120, minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Writing of original fiction, with emphasis on the short story; structure and techniques learned from critical reading and classroom analysis.



ENGL 3121 - Writing Poetry
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Writing of poetry, with emphasis on techniques learned through critical reading and classroom analysis.



ENGL 3223 - Shakespeare (HUMANITIES, LE CAT9)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to Shakespeare. Selected plays from the histories, comedies, tragedies, and dramatic romances. Aspects of drama, such as structure, language, characterization, theme, and dramatic conventions examined in study of individual plays.



ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Forms of children's literature, from folk and fairy tales to contemporary stories, poems, and novels for children; major historical, literary and critical issues affecting the production and reception of literature for children.



ENGL 3411 - The Modern Short Story
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of the genre, emphasizing close reading and interpretation of the elements of short fiction in selected works.



ENGL 3501 - British Literature I (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Engl major or minor or teach comm art/lit major or minor or elem-middle educ comart/lit specialization; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Chronological study of English literature from beginnings to late-18th century, emphasizing major works, authors, and important literary forms, styles, themes, and movements.



ENGL 3502 - British Literature II (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Engl major and minor; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Chronological study of English literature from late-18th to late-20th century, emphasizing major works, authors, and important literary forms, styles, themes, and movements.



ENGL 3563 - American Literature I (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: origins to Civil War.



ENGL 3564 - American Literature II (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: Civil War to present.



ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Survey of African American literatures with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts. Acritical reading, writing, and discussion of major themes such as slavery, freedom, race, gender, sexuality, class, violence, literacy, home, family, community, double-consciousness, Christianity, and language. Consideration of narrative strategies, literary tradition, and major genres such as songs, sermons, pamphlets, folktales, poetry, novels, drama, life writing, and film.



ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, even academic years)
Examines how African Diaspora literature engages with the past, with attention to the debate about root vs. route as a foundation of Diasporic identity. Draws on various disciplines (literature, history, cultural studies, sociology, and music) to trace cultural and political imperatives of negotiating the past.



ENGL 3906 - Methods of Literary Study
(4.0 cr; Prereq-WRIT 1120, English major or Teaching Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to interpretive and scholarly methods.



ENGL 4097 - Internship for English Majors
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-minimum 60 credits, instructor consent; no grad credit; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised practical experience in an approved business, agency, or organization seeking student interns with strong skills and/or knowledge in English. Placement is in a variety of work fields, including publishing, museumship librarianship, theatre, and public service.



ENGL 4292 - Literature into Film
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Comparative study of novels and their film adaptations.



ENGL 4375 - Drama
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Selected playwrights, plays, types, traditions, or periods; relevant theoretical and critical writings. Authors and topics vary.



ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators
(4.0 cr; Prereq-LING 1811; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 4802; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development.



ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio
(1.0 cr; Prereq-English major, senior; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Required portfolio and research project undertaken for senior seminar.



ENGL 4931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3906, senior, 4 other upper division literature courses and instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Assisting in teaching a 1-, 2-, or 3-level literature course; experience preparing course materials; advising students in course; learning about the grading process; experience in lecturing and leading discussions; conferences with professor about teaching issues.



ENGL 5097 - Graduate Internship
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-8906, instructor consent; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised practical experience in an approved business, agency, or organization seeking student interns with strong skills and/or knowledge in English. Placement is in a variety of work fields including publishing, museumship, librarianship, theatre and public service.



ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required.



ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-3121 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems.



ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare.



ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde.



ENGL 5331 - Milton
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Minor poems, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes.



ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Study of modern poetry written in English.



ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Examines traditional kinds of children's literary texts, as well as literary and pedagogical theory, advertising, movies, and television to consider childhood as an historical, aesthetic and social construct in Western culture from the eighteenth century to the present.



ENGL 5471 - The Novella
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
In-depth study of selected masterworks of the form.



ENGL 5533 - Studies in English Literature Before 1800
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Intensive study of a theme, literary school or circle, literary genre in historical and cultural context. Topics vary.



ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson



ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
The Romantic movement in England as reflected in the works of such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Shelley, and Anne Radcliffe.



ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Cultural and social concerns of Victorian England as reflected in the works of such writers as Tennyson, Arnold, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Samuel Butler.



ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Anglo-Irish literature in its socio-historical context. Such authors as Yeats, Synge, Gregory, Joyce, and O'Casey.



ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and topics vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman).



ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study of selected North American authors from the Colonial Era to the end of WWI. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used.



ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study of selected North American authors after 1914. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used.



ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered.



ENGL 5581 - American Novel I
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, even academic years)
The American novel, origins through 1920; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary.



ENGL 5582 - American Novel II
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
The American novel, 1920 to present; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary.



ENGL 5583 - British Novel
(4.0 cr; Prereq-6 credits literature; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
The British novel in its social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts.



ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
(4.0 cr; Prereq-minimum 6 credits of Literature; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Interdisciplinary study of postcolonial literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in their cultural and historical contexts. Critical examination of the postcolonial condition, including colonial constructions of knowledge and power and anti-colonial struggles against subordination. Exploration of key concepts, geography, history, theory, and future of postcolonial studies.



ENGL 5591 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-instructor consent, maximum 6 credits may be applied to grad program; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students choose projects in consultation with their instructor.



ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-Primarily for majors, minors, grads; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. Topic and credits announced before course offered.



ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Study of the ways in which the middle ages were defined and canonized in print culture. Instruction on the processes of medieval manuscript production and editing, followed by analysis of rhetorical framework within which "medievalism" was constructed in the 19th century.



ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author:The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare and Milton were transformed into "major authors" and "national poets" through the publication of scholarly editions of their works subsequent to their deaths. Textual analysis of the editions is combined with study of their publication histories, including the roles of editors and publishers who produced them.



ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
History of reading, primarily in the United States and England. Study of factors affecting literacy in late 18th through early 20th centuries, including technological advances, educational reform and changes in authorship and literature.



ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
The founding and promotion of the modernist movement in little magazines and small presses. Publishing careers of significant modernists (e.g. Ford, Pound, Yeats, H.D. Eliot, Joyce).



ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Study of the making, marketing, and selling of American literature. Close attention to history of American publishing industry, emergence of popular genres such as the romance and popular forms such as the dime novel, and material and technological changes in book production.



ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Graduate student; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 5802; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development.



ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present.



ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Teaching comm art/lit major or minor or TESOL licensure or elem/middle education comart/lit specialization or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Theory and practice of teaching composition; for prospective teachers grade five to community college level.



ENGL 5922 - Teaching Literature and Communication
(5.0 cr; Prereq-5902, teach comm art/lit major or minor or TESOL licensure or instructor consent; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
Theory and applications in teaching reading, writing, literature, speaking, listening, and non-print media, grades 5-12.



ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Graduate Student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Selected topics in the study of British literature written prior to 1800.



ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Graduate seminar on selected topics in the study of British literature written from the late 18th century through the 20th century.



ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Intensive study of selected authors and topics announced ahead of time; historical, cultural, and literary contexts; methodology; relevant scholarship and criticism.



ENGL 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, every year)
(No description.)



ENGL 8444 - FTE: Doctoral
(1.0 cr; Prereq-doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ENGL 8888 - Thesis Credits: Doctoral
(1.0 - 24.0 cr [max 100.0 cr]; Prereq-[max 18 credits per semester or summer]; 24 credits required; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Grad Student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Core course required for all English M.A. (Plan B) students. Seminar in critical theory and methods of literary research.



ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-8 credit grad-level literature or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Teaching in sophomore literature courses; experience preparing supplementary materials, consulting with students, and assisting instructors in grading student work.



 
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