ENGL - English Course Descriptions

ENGL 11000 Freshman Composition

The longer paper, and practice in essay forms. This course may be used under the F policy to repeat the Writing course in FIQWS.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk., plus conf.

Engl 15500 American Literature

This one-semester survey introduces students to important writers, themes, and forms of American literary expression from the age of exploration to the present. Both close textual analysis and attention to historical context will be emphasized. By reading diverse texts from the colonial to the postmodern period, students will learn how tensions within the dominant culture and between the dominant culture and marginalized populations have shaped American identity and literature.

Credits

3

Offered

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 21000 Introduction to Academic Writing

Practice in the styles and forms of expository writing required in specific disciplines. Readings that acquaint students with standards of good writing in their field.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 11000, or exemption from it on the basis of the placement test.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL 21001 Writing for Humanities and the Arts

Credits

3

ENGL 21002 Writing for the Social Sciences

Credits

3

ENGL 21003 Writing for the Sciences

Credits

3

ENGL 21007 Writing for Engineering

Credits

3

ENGL 22000 Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing

For students who wish to explore the various areas of creative writing. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 22100 Intermediate Creative Writing: Reading as Writers

This intermediate creative writing workshop focuses on the continued improvement of student writing through reading and discussing models in literature. These may include poems, short stories, essays, and plays. The emphasis of the course is on reading texts as writers, and discussion of craft, based on the work of a few published authors considered in-depth. It operates with the belief that writers must read deeply and extensively in order to hone their work.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 22000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 23000 Writing Workshop in Prose

Emphasis on development of a prose style appropriate to a given disciplinary or work-world context. May be repeated for credit when focus varies.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 21000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL 25000 Introduction to Literary Study

A practical introduction to significant works of English, American, and Anglophone literature from the late Middle Ages to the present, with special attention to literary terms, concerns, and forms, and an emphasis on close reading and on the relation of text and context.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 25100-25400 Historical Survey of British Literature

A series of courses surveying the history of British literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Students can one or all of the courses, either in or out of sequence.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WHUM 10101 OR WHUM 10200

ENGL 26000-26900 Studies in Genre

A series of courses for beginning majors, introducing them to basic themes and principles of literary modes, forms, and genres, including multigenre and experimental formats. Courses include "Studies in Short Fiction"; "Studies in Confessional Poetry"; and "Studies in Contemporary Drama."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FIQWS or ENGL 11000. Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Corequisites

WHUM 101, WHUM 102, or WHUM 103.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 27000-27010 Literatures of Diversity

A series of courses for beginning majors, introducing them to themes and issues surrounding discussion of writings from non-canonical or underrepresented groups. Topics include: "Immigrant Literature," "Queer Identity," and "Imagining Native Americans."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WHUM 101, WHUM 102, or WHUM 103. Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 28000 Introduction to Comparative Literature

Introduction to ways of comparing various literatures, with readings from literature around the world.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WHUM 101, WHUM 102, or WHUM 103. Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 31001-31004 Independent Study

Independent study and research under the supervision of a mentor.

Credits

1-4

ENGL 31003 Independent Study: Publishing Internship

This course is the final requirement towards the Publishing Certificate and is available to those students who have completed four courses in the Program with a 3.0 average or better. Publishers offering internships include: Random House, Inc., John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Time Warner Books, W.W. Norton, Inc., Simon and Schuster, Inc., and HarperCollins. Students work in the department of their choice. An essay reviewing and analyzing the relationship between the students' academic and work experience is required.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of the Director is required.

Contact Hours

150 hrs.

ENGL 31100-32000 Selected Topics in Language and Literature

A changing series of innovative and experimental courses on topics not generally covered in regular courses. Students should consult the Department's course offerings booklet each semester to determine which selected topics courses will be offered.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 31134 The Essay

"The essay" is potentially one of the most interdisciplinary, creative, and non-commercial of the literary genres. More than any other form, the essay requires that its practitioners articulate prior knowledge and personal experience, as well as incorporate research. Essay writers also hover between self-disclosure and objective argument, and must often bend language between storytelling and expository purposes. Students will also study experimental essays that challenge traditional thesis-plus-evidence essay structures interrogating the very notions of authority, linearity, and the stability of language itself.

Credits

4

Contact Hours

4hr/wk

ENGL 31809 Home and Away: Literature of Immigration

Throughout the decades, whether in the U.S. or abroad - the literatures of immigration have provided a source of innovative writing, as well as an important voice in the debates concerning immigration policy. Through the use of various texts - literature, film, media, and le2gal documents - this course will explore the notion of identity, especially as it relates to the concepts of "home" and "homeland." Students will complement literary readings with comparative study of immigration policies of countries including the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

Credits

4

Contact Hours

4hr/wk

ENGL 32000 Workshop in Fiction

More advanced than ENGL 22100, for students who wish to concentrate on the writing of fiction. Reading and analyzing contemporary short stories, and writing stories that will be discussed in class with other students and in regular conferences. May be taken three times for credit.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 22100

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 32100 Workshop in Poetry

More advanced than ENGL 22100, for students who wish to concentrate on the writing of poetry. Regular conferences. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 22100.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 32200 Workshop in Drama

More advanced than ENGL 22100, for students who wish to concentrate on the writing of drama. Work in both the one-act and full-length play forms. Student work will be the basis for class readings and discussions. Regular conferences. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 22100.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 32400 Reading and Writing Children's Literature

This course investigates the essential aspects of writing for children, including: appropriate vocabulary, voice, audience, theme, style and technique. Both fiction and poetry are examined. Skills of editing, revision, and presentation are presented.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 22000

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 32501 Introduction to Publishing I

A dynamic overview of who does what and why in book publishing, providing broad knowledge of book acquisitions, editing, design and production, sales, marketing, advertising, corporate management, and the financial and legal professional areas of the industry.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 32502 Publishing Practicum

A simulation of the complete book publishing process from contract negotiations to bound book. Designed to complement the fall-semester Introduction to Publishing by providing opportunities for students to put their previous learning to practical use.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 32501.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk

ENGL 32514 Introduction to Publishing

A dynamic overview of who does what and why in book publishing, providing broad knowledge of book acquisitions, editing, design and production, sales, marketing, advertising, corporate management and the financial and legal professional areas of the industry. This course is offered as a HYBRID and students must be prepared to use online resources and participate in weekly online discussions.

Credits

4

Contact Hours

4hr/wk

ENGL 32600 Books for Young Readers

A practical look at the specialized world of publishing for children and young adults, with an emphasis on the creative passion involved in producing books for American young people. Licensing, merchandising, sales and marketing to all age groups and every category in publishing will be discussed. Substantial reading of children's titles and discussions of the development of publishing programs, with special focus on multicultural programs.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 32700 The Editorial Process

An in-depth look at the process specific to the editorial profession, including book acquisition, manuscript editing (copyediting, line editing, proofreading); selling a manuscript at the editorial meeting; author/agent/editor relations; book contracts and subsidiary rights; seeing a writer's project from concept to manuscript to bound book; the book review process; and the editor's relationship with the marketing, sales, and advertising departments. This course will include class visits by authors and industry professionals, who will explore their individual relationship to the process of book making. Students will acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to successfully enter a professional editorial position.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 32800 Fundamentals of Copyediting and Proofreading

Intensive, practical instruction in basic copyediting and proofreading. Working with a variety of texts (including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, reference works), students will learn how to assess a manuscript and employ universal copyediting/ proofreading symbols in type-marking manuscripts. Students will also learn design coding; drafting a style sheet; querying; preparing a manuscript for author review and typesetting; composition quality standards; and how to perform the tasks at each stage of the bookmaking process.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or coreq.: ENGL 32501.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk

ENGL 32900 Independent Study: Publishing Internship

Students work a minimum of 150 hours in the department of their choice. An essay reviewing and analyzing the relationship between the student's academic and work experience is required. Publishers offering past internships include: Random House, Inc., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Time Warner Books, W.W. Norton, Inc., Harcourt, Inc., Simon & Schuster, Inc., and Harper Collins. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of the director.

Contact Hours

150 hrs.

ENGL 33000 Crit Rdng & Writ 1

A year long course providing a practical introduction to fundamental concepts and methods of literary analysis. The course begins with short texts and moves progressively to longer forms. Readings include poems, plays, novels and stories written in English (as well as examples of less strictly literary forms). 

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hours

ENGL 34200 Advanced Grammar

This course describes, reviews, and clarifies principles of English grammar and usage, particularly for Learning Center tutors and those who plan to teach English.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35000 Hist Approach-Lit 1

A year long course in English literature from the Middle Ages to the present. 

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hours

ENGL 35100 Hist Approach Lit 2

A year long course in English literature from the Middle Ages to the present. 

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hours

ENGL 35200 Representative British Writers of the Middle Ages

An introduction to the literature of the Middle Ages in England. Readings include narrative poetry and prose, religious writings, drama, and lyrics.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35201 Old English

The language and literature of the Anglo-Saxons.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35202 Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35300 Representative Writers of the Renaissance

An introduction to Renaissance literature. Readings include a variety of genres: poems, plays, epic, literary criticism, and fiction.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35301 Shakespeare I

Early and middle comedies, major histories, early tragedies, poems, and sonnets.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35302 Shakespeare II

The major tragedies, the problem plays, the late comedies, and romances.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requiiste ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35303 Shakespeare in Film

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requiiste ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35304 Seventeenth-Century English Poetry

Donne, Herbert, Jonson, the early Milton.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requiiste ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35400 Selected Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study medieval or early modern literature in greater depth. Possible topics include: "Shakespeare on Film"; "Petrarchan Poetry; "Courtly Love."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 25000 or another ENGL elective at the 200 level.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35500 Representative British Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

An introduction to English Romantic poetry and prose. Readings include poetry, fiction, autobiography, philosophy, literary criticism, letters and personal journals from men and women of the period.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35501 Milton

Paradise Lost and other major works.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35502 The Eighteenth-Century English Novel

From the beginnings to Austen.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35600 Representative British Writers of the Romantic Period

An introduction to English Romantic poetry and prose. Readings include poetry, fiction, autobiography, philosophy, literary criticism, letters, and personal journals from men and women of the period.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35700 Representative British Writers of the Victorian Period

An introduction to Victorian literature through representative works in a variety of genres.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35701 Nineteenth-Century British Novel

From Austen to Hardy.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35800 Representative British Writers of the Modernist Period

An introduction to representative modern writers of England and Ireland.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requiiste ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35802 The Twentieth-Century British Novel

An introduction to representative British novelists from the twentieth century, including Woolf, Joyce, Orwell, Ford, and Conrad.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 35900 Selected Topics in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature in greater depth. Possible topics include: "The Eighteenth-century Novel"; "British Drama after Shakespeare," and "Victorian Theater."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requiiste ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36000 Representative Writers of the United States: Early American Literature

Literature of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, including devotional literature, captivity narratives, slave narratives, political rhetoric, and the gothic and sentimental novel.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36100 Representative Writers of the United States: The Nineteenth Century

Embraces the antebellum period and the late nineteenth century: likely topics include Transcendentalism, literary nationalism, the literature of emancipation, and the cult of domesticity as well as post-Civil War developments in regionalism, realism, and naturalism.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36200 Representative Writers of the United States: The Twentieth Century

Modern and contemporary American literature from the rise of modernism to postmodernist developments in the late twentieth century.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36201 Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36300 Latino Literature in the U.S.

A one semester elective course on selected literature, from of a variety of genres, by contemporary Latino writers.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36400 Selected Topics in American Literature

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study American literature in greater depth. Possible topics include: "1930s Chicago," "The Civil War," "The Post-War Novel."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 25000. Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36500 Selected Topics in Twentieth-century and Contemporary Literature

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study twentieth-century and contemporary literature in greater depth. Possible topics include: "Modern Drama," "Diaspora Literatures," "Bloomsbury."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36600 Selected Topics in Anglophone Literature

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study Anglophone literature in greater depth. Possible topics include: "Asian-American Literature," "Native Speakers," "Imagining India."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36700 Selected Topics in Literature of the Americas

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study the literature of the Americas in greater depth. Possible topics include: "Contemporary US Latino/a Literature," "Early Colonial Encounters," "Latina Writers."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36800 Selected Topics in Life Writing

This series of courses provides students with the chance to explore the genres of Life Writing in greater depth. Possible topics include: "The Memoir," "Biography," "Confessional Verse."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 36900 Selected Topics in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric

This series of courses provides students with the chance to explore language, writing, and rhetoric in greater depth. Possible topics include: "Histories of Literacy," "Alternative Literacies," "Literacy and Education."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37001 African American Literature in America

A historical survey.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk

ENGL 37004 African American Fiction

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37006 Comparative Africana Fiction

Africa, the United States, the Caribbean

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37100 Selected Topics in African-American Literature

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study African-American literature in greater depth. Possible topics include: "Jazz Fiction," "Detective Fiction," and "20th-century African Drama."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37200 Selected Topics in Literary Theory

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study a variety of theoretical approaches to literature. Possible topics include: "Literary Theory from Aristotle to Foucault," "Feminisms," "Queer Theory."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37300 Selected Topics in Literature and Psychology

This series of courses provides students with the chance for interdisciplinary study in literature and psychology. Topics include: "Repression and the Bildungsroman Tradition," "Shakespeare and Oedipus," "The Novel and Emotions."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37400 Selected Topics in Law and Literature

This series of courses provides students with the chance to explore the relationship between law and literature. Possible topics include: "Justice on Stage," "Crimes and Punishments," and "Juries of Her Peers: Women on Trial."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37501 Women Writers of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

An historic and thematic examination of significant works by women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with consideration of related historical, social, and religious issues.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37502 Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

Austen, Eliot, the Brontes, and minor figures.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37503 Twentieth-Century Women Writers

Woolf, Bowen, Wharton, Glasgow, Moore, Lessing, Murdoch, Mansfield, Stein, Porter, McCullers, Welty, Plath, and others.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37504 Selected Topics in Gender and Sexuality

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study literary representations of gender and sexuality. Possible topics include: "Fairy Tales and Sexuality," "Rape and the Rise of the Novel," "Medieval Sexualities."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37600 Selected Topics in Literature and Performance

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study literature and performance in greater depth. Possible topics include: "Histories of English Theater," "Victorian Actresses," "Cross-dressing on the Early Modern Stage."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37700 Selected Topics in Literature and History

This series of courses provides students with the chance to explore the interrelationship of literature and history in greater depth. Possible topics include: "The Court of Elizabeth I," "The Early Modern Slave Trade," "Civil Rights Literature."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37800 Selected Topics in Literature and Politics

This series of courses provides students with the chance to study the interrelationships of literature and politics. Possible topics include: "Kinship and Kingship in Medieval Literature," "Revolution and Romanticism," "The Stage and Social Protest."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 37900 Selected Topics in Literature and Science

This series of courses provides students with the chance to explore the interrelationships of literature and science. Possible topics include: "Darwin and Dickens," "Disease and the Early Modern Imagination," "The Female Malady."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 38003 The Bible as Literature I

The Old Testament.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 38004 The Bible as Literature II

The New Testament.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 38104 Modern Drama I

Nineteenth century to 1914. Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Shaw, Synge.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 38105 Modern Drama II

Since 1914.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 38200 Selected Topics in Literature and Philosophy

This series of courses provides students with the chance to take up the interdisciplinary study of literature and philosophy. Possible topics include "The Hero as Nietzsche's Superman," "Language Games and Experimental Poetry," and "The Existential Novel."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or co-requisite: ENGL 25000 or another 200-level ENGL class.

Corequisites

Another English elective at the 200-level.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 39000 Genres

Studies of the forms and historical development of various literary genres.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 39001 Satire

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

ENGL 39005 Literary Criticism

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

ENGL 39006 Science Fiction

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

ENGL 39100 Themes

Consideration of various themes, ideas, literary patterns, and concepts in literature.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 39102 The Vampire

An exploration of certain ideas of evil in Western literature.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

ENGL 39105 The Literature of Im/Migration

An introduction to the main themes of literature of Im/Migration, with the focus in particular on American literature. Readings will include novels, short stories, poetry, and memoirs as well as screening of film excerpts.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 39200 Literature and Other Disciplines

The relationship of literature to spiritual and social forces, to science, and to art.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 39203 The Political Novel

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Students must, unless granted special permission, take composition before enrolling in literature electives. See Requirements for English Majors.

ENGL 41414 Feminist Lit & Film

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hours, plus conf.

ENGL 41900 Mythic Patterns

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hours, plus conf.

ENGL 45400 Advanced Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study Medieval and Early Modern literature in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Shakespeare's Henriad," "The New World and the Globe," "Medieval Epic Poetry."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 45900 Advanced Topics in 18th- and 19th-century British Literature

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study 18th- and 19th-century British literature in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Revolution in Literature and Politics," "Austen and Her Contemporaries;" "The Intercontinental Gothic."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 46400 Advanced Topics in American Literature

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study American literature in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "The West," "Emily Dickinson," "Post-War Brooklyn."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 46500 Advanced Topics in Twentieth-century and Contemporary Literature

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study twentieth-century and contemporary literature in greater depth and reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Black Writers in Britain," "Woolf and the Common Reader," "Joyce and Yeats."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 46600 Advanced Topics in Anglophone Literature

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study Anglophone literature in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Modern Myths," "Arab Women Writers," "New African Writing."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 46700 Advanced Topics in Literatures of the Americas

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study the literature of the Americas in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Garcia Marquez and Modernism," "Caribbean Spirits, Colonial Ghosts," "Genealogies of Magical Realism."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 46800 Advanced Topics in Life Writing

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study Life Writing in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Remembered Childhoods," "Memoir as Political Action," "Trauma and Confession."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 46900 Advanced Topics in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study language, writing, and rhetoric in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Rhetoric Ancient and Modern," "Recent Theories of Literacy," "Early Modern Women's Literacy and Illiteracy."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47100 Advanced Topics in African-American Literature

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study African-American literature in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance," "Toni Morrison," "Mothers' Gardens: Hurston and Walker."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47300 Advanced Topics in Literature and Psychology

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study literature and psychology in greater depth, with additional opportunities for research and writing. Possible topics include: "Persons and Things in Victorian Literature," "Early Modern Objects," "Matricide and Modernism."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47400 Advanced Topics in Law and Literature

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study the interrelationship of law and literature. Possible topics include: "Antigone's Daughters: Women and Crime" and "The Novel and the Penitentiary."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47500 Advanced Topics in Gender and Sexuality

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study issues of gender and sexuality in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Gender as Performances," "Sexuality on Stage," "Queer Film."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47600 Advanced Topics in Literature and Performance

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study theater practice and theories of performance in greater depth.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47700 Advanced Topics in Literature and History

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study the interrelationships of literature and history in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Jamestown Narratives," "The Great Depression," "Lincoln and Whitman."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47800 Advanced Topics in Literature and Politics

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study the interrelationships of literature and politics in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "The Irish Revolution," "The Rhetoric of Reconstruction," "Watergate."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 47900 Advanced Topics in Literature and Science

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study literature and science in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "Mind and Body in Modern Literature," "The Frankenstein Myth," "The Ecological Novel."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 48200 Advanced Topics in Literature and Philosophy

This series of courses provides more advanced majors with the chance to study the interrelationship of literature and philosophy in greater depth, with reference to critical approaches. Possible topics include: "The Banality of Evil," "The Discovery of the Individual," "The History of Consciousness."

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Two 300-level English electives.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

ENGL 49000-49999 Seminars in Language and Literature

An advanced opportunity for students who have completed at least 24 elective credits in the major, and wish to pursue interest in one writer, a group of writers, a literary subject, theme, or period in a more intensive way. Offerings change each term, and students should consult the Department’s course offerings booklet each semester to determine which seminars will be given.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk. plus conf.

ENGL 49000-49999 Seminars in Language and Literature

An advanced opportunity for students who have completed at least 24 elective credits in the major, and wish to pursue interest in one writer, a group of writers, a literary subject, theme, or period in a more intensive way. Offerings change each term, and students should consult the Department's course offerings booklet each semester to determine which seminars will be given.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

4 hr./wk.