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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-101

Introduction to Film

Examines film as literature, as a visual and aural art, as technology, and as a medium which both reflects and influences social trends, values, and attitudes. Involves viewing a range of films and examining their place in film history.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-104

Introduction to Literature

The distinctive characteristics of poetry, plays, short stories and the novel, intended to help students understand, appreciate and enjoy literature ranging from the classic to the contemporary.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-206

Women in Literature

Surveys both women as writers and women as characters in literature; emphasizes the wisdom, experiences and insights of women writers and women in literature; concerned with literature from two or more cultures and comparison of the social and human values reflected in the literature of those cultures.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-212

Introduction to Creative Writing

A first course focused on the analysis, understanding, appreciation, and techniques of writing poetry and fiction, as well as other genres at the discretion of the instructor.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-214

Introduction to English Literature I

Chronological survey of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the 18th century, including such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Pope, and Swift.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-215

Introduction to English Literature II

Chronological survey of English literature from the 19th century to the present, including such writers as Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Tennyson, Shaw, Conrad, Eliot and Thomas.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-216

Introduction to American Literature I

Chronological survey of American literature from early exploration narratives to Melville, including such writers as Mather, Bradstreet, Paine, Irving, Cooper, Poe, Emerson and Thoreau.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-217

Introduction to American Literature II

From Whitman to the present, including such writers as Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, Eliot, Porter, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Cummings, Updike, Walker and Carver.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-218

World Literatures I

Chronological survey of world literatures from antiquity to roughly 1600. Texts studied will include Nonwestern as well as Western texts.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-219

World Literatures II

Chronological survey of world literatures other than those of England and the U.S. from rougly 1600 to the present. Texts studied will include Nonwestern as well as Western works.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-224

Practicum in Literary Publishing

  • Pre-Requisites

Hands-on experience in the production of the Sheepshead Review, a literary magazine, from selecting submissions to editing the finished product. Projects include soliciting manuscripts and researching the literary market.

Prerequisites
P: Eng Comp 105 or 228 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; REC: English 212.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-290

Literary Studies

In this course students will learn how to conduct a literary analysis: how to read literature for complexity, how to make an original, organized argument about a literary text, and how to employ academic prose while developing their own writing voice.

Prerequisites
P: English maj/min.
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
ENGLISH-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-301

Intermediate Creative Writing

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Analysis of writing in various genres including individual and group criticism of original student materials in workshop context. Variable topics; may be repeated up to total of six credits.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment; and English 212 or 213; and Eng Comp 105 or 228 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; and 9 cr of lit cses.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
ENGLISH-302

Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Advanced practice in the writing of fiction, including group criticism of student work.

Prerequisites
P: English 301.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
ENGLISH-303

Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

Advanced practice in the writing of poetry, including group criticism of student work.

Prerequisites
P: English 301.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
ENGLISH-304

Creative Nonfiction Writing

Advanced study and workshop of creative nonfiction genres such as memoir, essay, book review, and interview.

Prerequisites
P: Jr standing; English 290 or concurrent enrollment; Eng Comp 105 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; REC: English 212 or 301
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-315

The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's

The development of the English novel from its beginnings to the mid-Victorian period; includes works by such authors Defoe, Sterne, Fielding, Smolett, Austen, Scott, the Brontes, Thackeray, Dickens and Eliot.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-316

The English Novel: 1850's to the Present

The development of the English novel from Mid-Victorian to modern times; includes works by such authors as Dickens, Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Wilde, Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Bowen and Cary.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
ENGLISH-320

Major Drama

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Study of one or more British, Irish or American dramatists and dramatic works.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-322

Major Poetry

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Significant non-dramatic poetry from England, Ireland, and/or America.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
ENGLISH-323

Topics in Literary Criticism

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

In-depth examination of one or more topics, issues, or approaches in literary criticism or theory. May be repeated for credit when a different topic is studied.

Prerequisites
P: jr st and English 290, or concurrent enrollment
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-324

Practicum in Literary Publishing

  • Pre-Requisites

Hands-on experience in the production of the Sheepshead Review, a literary magazine, from selecting submissions to editing the finished product. Projects include soliciting manuscripts and researching the literary market.

Prerequisites
P: Eng Comp 105 or 228 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; REC: English 212.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-331

Major American Prose Fiction

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Study of American prose fiction including examples of novels, short stories and satire; includes works by such authors as Melville, Twain, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Wright and Bellow.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-333

Literary Themes

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Explores a single theme such as fantasy, war, revolution, love or alienation through the literature of one or several nations. May be repeated for credit when a different theme is studied.

Prerequisites
P: Junior standing
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-335

Literary Eras

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Studies the works of a number of writers in relation to their time; includes poetry, prose and drama. May be repeated for credit when a different era is studied.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-336

American Ethnic Literature

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

The study of literature which examines the experience of ethnic groups in America, such as African, Asian, Hispanic, and Jewish Americans, and American Indians. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-338

World Literatures

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

A study of selected works from world literatures. A variable content course.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
ENGLISH-340

History of the English Language

The origins, development, and cultural background of pronunciation and spelling, grammar, vocabulary, meaning and usage in Old, Middle, and Modern English, including contemporary English dialects.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: Hum Stud 160.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
ENGLISH-344

African American Literature

Study of African American literature, exploring the aesthetic dimensions and cultural contexts of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
ENGLISH-364

Literary Topics

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

The study of topics, through literature, with a focus on individual and social values. Topics may include subjects (i.e., the natural environment, calamities), genres (i.e., memoirs, detective novels), and adaptations (i.e., Shakespeare and opera). May be repeated for credit when content is different.

Prerequisites
P: jr st
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-431

Shakespeare

Study of a representative selection of Shakespeare's poetry and plays, including comedies, tragedies and histories.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
ENGLISH-436

Major Author(s)

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Study of one or more important writers in British, Irish, or American literature.

Prerequisites
P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
ENGLISH-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.