ENGL - English Course Descriptions

ENGL B0000 Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B0001 Chaucer II

Troilus and other writings.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B0100 Shakespeare I

The comedies and history plays.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B0200 Shakespeare II

The tragedies and late romances.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B0300 Milton

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. A critical study of Milton's epics.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B0500 History of the English Language and Modern Linguistic Theory

The history of the language, together with an introduction to recent theoretical developments in linguistics.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B0700 The Sixteenth Century in England

Literary currents from the accession of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth (1485-1603). Figures studied include Skelton, More, Wyatt, Surrey, Ascham, Elyot, Sidney, Marlowe, Nash, Lyly, Daniel, and Drayton.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B0900 English Literature of the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century

Studies in Defoe, Dryden, Pope, Swift and others.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1000 English Romantic Poetry and Prose

Studies in Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge; the Shelleys, Byron, Keats and DeQuincey.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1100 English Literature of the Nineteenth Century

Studies in the Brontes, Hardy, Dickens, Eliot, Tennyson, Browning, etc.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1200 Literature of the Twentieth Century

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1300 Twentieth Century Irish Literature

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1400 American Literature from its Beginnings to 1890

Literary documents of Puritanism and the Enlightenment including the works of the Mathers, Edwards, Franklin, Freneau, and Brown, as well as Irving, Bryant, Cooper, Longfellow and Poe. Attention will be given to the writings of African-Americans and women.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1500 American Literature from 1890 to the Present

Textual analysis, with collateral study of the social, psychological and philosophical context.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1600 The History of Ideas

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1700 Literary Criticism

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1800 Studies in Major Authors

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1900 Literary Genres

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1920 Short Story II--Critical Practice

A continuation of Short Story I, this course examines the contemporary short story through formal analysis of published work and writing in the genre. May be taken once for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1933 Narrative Structure--Critical Practice

Formal analysis of published work and writing in the genre. This course examines writers' use of structure, form, perspective/point-of-view, time, and place in published fiction. Students produce both creative work and analysis utilizing the various topics covered. May be taken once for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1942 Poetry--Critical Practice

This craft course examines the historical conversation between poets and other artistic genres, including visual art, music, as well as politics, the environment, and spirituality. The intent is to consider the source of poetic inspiration. May be taken once for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1948 Children's Literature--Critical Practice

Formal analysis of published work and writing in the genre. This course explores the art and craft of writing for children. Both classic and contemporary works are examined for their approaches and the elements of the genre. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B1955 Writing for the Culture--Critical Practice

This course is intended to help student to establish themselves as professional poets or fiction writers and to enable them to contribute their writing to the cultural conversation. Students explore different types of writing, including personal essays, reviews, interviews, literary criticism, and journalism, in addition to work in their own genre. May be taken once for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B2000 Studies in Literary and Historical Backgrounds

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B2100 Studies in Themes and Motifs

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B2200 Tutorials in English and American Literature

Students may take reading tutorials with the approval of the literature advisor if they find the ordinary rotation of seminars and lectures unsatisfactory for the needs of their programs of study.

Credits

3

ENGL B2800 Thesis Research Tutorial

Independent research for the Master's thesis under the supervision of a mentor.

Credits

3

ENGL B3000 Workshop in Fiction

Intensive work in the genre. May be taken four times for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Minimum 2 hr./wk., plus individual conf.

Notes

Students may not register for more than one writing workshop per semester.

ENGL B3200 Workshop in Poetry

Intensive work in the genre. May be taken four times for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Minimum 2 hr./wk., plus individual conf.

Notes

Students may not register for more than one writing workshop per semester.

ENGL B3400 Workshop in Drama

Intensive work in drama. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Minimum 2 hr./wk., plus individual conf.

Notes

Students may not register for more than one writing workshop per semester.

ENGL B3401 Workshop in Fiction to Scripts

Intensive work in the genre. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus individual conf.

Notes

Students may not register for more than one writing workshop per semester.

ENGL B3600 Workshop in Nonfiction

Intensive work in the genre. May be taken four times for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Minimum 2 hr./wk., plus individual conf.

Notes

Students may not register for more than one writing workshop per semester.

ENGL B3800 Thesis Tutorial

Writing of a mature, substantial body of work (a collection of stories or poems, or a novel) under the supervision of a mentor. Required for the M.F.A.

Credits

3

Notes

Students may not register for more than one writing workshop per semester.

ENGL B3901 Workshop in Translation

Intensive work in translation from other languages into English. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Minimum 2 hr./wk., plus individual conf.

Notes

Students may not register for more than one writing workshop per semester.

ENGL B5000 Introduction to Teaching Writing and Literature

Explorations of pedagogical theories and practical strategies for classroom use.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B5100 Supervised Team Teaching

Work with a master teacher of basic writing or ESL; auditing a basic writing course, teaching, preparing syllabi.

Credits

3

ENGL B5300 Examining Reading and Writing Processes

Designed to make students more aware of reading and writing strategies.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B5500 TESOL: Methods

Introduction to different methodologies in the field and the contribution of each to methods in second language instruction; focuses on reading, writing and speaking for second language students.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B6000 Introduction to Language Studies

An introduction to various current language issues.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B6100 Sociolinguistics

Variation in language from a social, linguistic and cultural orientation.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B6400 Theories and Models of Literacy

Current theories and models of literacy in various linguistic communities and cultures, with particular emphasis on contrasts between orality and literacy in cognitive, linguistic and social dimensions.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B7300 Studies in American Literature I

Trends and issues in American literature from its origins to the rise of realism and naturalism. The development of a national literary consciousness and the relationship of literature to American political, intellectual and social life.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B7400 Studies in American Literature II

Trends and issues from the last decade of the nineteenth century to the present. How American writers reacted to the rise of industrialism, to the movement from a rural to an urban society, and to the emergence of new political, social and intellectual forces. The writers to be studied will include both creative figures and social and intellectual critics.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL B8000-8500 Special Topics in Language and Literacy

Credits

Variable, 1-4

ENGL B8100 Second Language Acquisition

Studies in Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge; the Shelleys, Byron, Keats and DeQuincey.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk. plus conf.

ENGL B8200 Studies in Literary and Historical Backgrounds

Tch Wrtng About Lit

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk. plus conf.

ENGL C0825 Short Story I--Critical Practice

Formal analysis of published work and writing in the genre from the mid-19th to the early-21st century. May be taken once for credit.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.

ENGL C0862 The Teaching of Composition and Literature--Critical Practice

Study of the techniques, theory, and issues involved in the teaching of composition and literature. Designed for students currently teaching at City College for the first time. May be taken once for credit. Counts as a Critical Practice course for MFA students and as an elective for Language and Literacy and MA in Literature students. Only students who have been approved to teach for the English Department are eligible to take the course. Students are required to take the course in their first semester of teaching.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk., plus conf.