English (3300)

English (3300)

110 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I + WRKSHP 4 credits
Prerequisite: Placement. Extensive and varied experience in developing writing skills, with practice in expressive, reflective, and analytic forms of writing. Includes one credit, support-intensive workshop.
111 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 credits
Extensive and varied experience in developing writing skills, with practice in expressive, reflective, and analytic forms of writing.
112 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3 credits
Prerequisites 110 or 111 or 113 or 2020:121. Designed to develop skills in analyzing and writing persuasive arguments.
113 AFR AM LANG & CULTURE I:C CMP 3 credits
Discussion, argumentation, and writing related to African American culture and language. An option to 3300:111 English Composition I. Open to all students.
114 AFR AM LNG & CULTURE II:C CMP 3 credits
Prerequisites: 110 or 111 or 113 or 2020:121. Composition and discussion topics focus on the structure, history, and culture of African American English. An option to 3300:112 English Composition II. Open to all students.
250 CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY LIT 3 credits
Prerequisites: 111 and 112 or their equivalents, and 3400:210 or 221, or permission of the instructor. Close reading and analysis of fiction, poetry, and drama from the evolving canon of American, British, and World literature. This course fulfills the General Education Humanities Requirement. It cannot be used to meet requirements in English.
252 SHAKESPEARE & HIS WORLD 3 credits
Prerequisites: 111 and 112 or their equivalents, and 3400:210 or 221. An introduction to the works of Shakespeare and their intellectual and social contexts. Each section "places" Shakespeare through compact readings of works by the playwright's contemporaries. This course fulfills the General Education Humanities Requirement. It cannot be used to meet requirements in English.
275 SPECIALIZED WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. (May be repeated for different topics, with permission) Principles and practice of style, structure and purpose in writing, with special applications to writing demands of a specific career area.
276 INTRO CREATIVE NONFICTION WRTG 3 credits
Prerequisites: 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of instructor. This course introduces the techniques of Creative Nonfiction through writing exercises that give experience with the form.
277 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Practice in writing poems. Study of techniques in poetry, using contemporary poems as models. Class discussion of student work. Individual conferences with instructor to direct student's reading and writing.
278 INTRO TO FICTION WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Practice in writing short stories. Study of various techniques in fiction, using contemporary stories as models. Class discussion of student work. Individual conferences with instructor to direct student's reading and writing.
279 INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPT WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Practice in writing scripts. Study of various techniques in script writing, using contemporary models for study. Class discussion of student work. Individual conferences with instructor to direct student's reading and writing.
280 POETRY APPRECIATION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Close reading of a wide selection of British and American poems with emphasis on dramatic situation, description, tone, analogical language, theme and meaning.
281 FICTION APPRECIATION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, and 3400:210 or 221. Close reading of modern masters of short story and novel. Fulfills the General Education Humanities Requirement. It cannot be used to meet requirements in English.
283 FILM APPRECIATION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Introduction to dramatic choices made by filmmakers in scripting, directing, editing and photographing narrative films; and qualities of reliable film reviews.
300 CRITICAL READING & WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. An introduction to English studies, focusing on critical methods for reading and writing about literature, with attention to research skills and uses of computer technology.
301 ENGLISH LITERATURE I 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Studies in English literature from Old English to 1800, with emphasis upon specific representative works and upon the cultural and intellectual background which produced them. Literature to be read will include both major and minor poetry, prose and drama.
315 SHAKESPEARE: THE EARLY PLAYS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Introduction to early drama of Shakespeare with close reading of tragedies, histories and comedies. Includes explanatory lectures of both the plays and their backgrounds.
316 SHAKESPEARE: THE MATURE PLAYS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Study of Shakespeare's plays after 1598, beginning with mature comedies. Concentration on major tragedies and romances.
341 AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Historical survey of major and minor American writers to 1865.
350 BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Survey of representative black American writers from the 19th Century to present, with particular attention to historical and social backgrounds.
360 OLD TESTAMENT AS LITERATURE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. History of Hebrews to 586 B.C., as revealed through epic, fiction, saga and poetry, viewed against background of the Asian World.
361 THE NEW TEST AND APOC AS LIT 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112. These two bodies of literature read with emphasis on form of gospel and epistle, and concept of apocalypse. Both are viewed against their historical and social backgrounds.
362 WORLD LITERATURES 3 credits
The course is a study of short fiction, poems, plays, and novels of the non-Western world from early antiquity to the present.
364 WOMEN WRITERS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 112 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. A study of the diverse voices of female experiences through literature written by women.
366 EUROPE BKGD ENGLISH LITERATURE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Representative continental texts from Homer to Cervantes, selected both for their excellence and for their important influence on English and American literature.
371 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Scientific introduction to the study of written and spoken linguistic behavior in English. History of English, varieties of English, and acquisition of English also introduced.
376 LEGAL WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Intensive practice in writing for prelaw students through assignments based on actual legal situations and real cases. Particular attention to stating legal issues, writing persuasively, applying rules of law, and other topics that will help those preparing for law school and the profession.
377 ADVANCED POETRY WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 277, and 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Advanced practice in writing poems, emphasis on shaping publishable works. Survey of market. Class discussion of student poems; individual conference with instructor.
378 ADVANCED FICTION WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 278, and 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Advanced practice in writing short stories, emphasis on shaping publishable works. Survey of market. Class discussion of student stories; individual conference with instructor.
379 ADVANCED SCRIPT WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 112, 279 or equivalents, or permission of instructor. This course focuses on writing for the screen and developing the visual imagination.
380 FILM CRITICISM 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Application of literary critical theory to the study of film.
381 ADV CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITNG 3 credits
Prerequisite: 276 or permission of instructor. This course advances student practice in the craft of Creative Nonfiction through writing exercises and workshop sessions.
389 ST: LITERATURE & LANGUAGE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. (May be repeated for credit as different topics are offered). Traditional and nontraditional topics in English literature and language, supplementing course listed in this General Bulletin, generally constructed around theme, genre and language study.
390 PROFESSIONAL WRITING I 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Designed to help prepare student for a career as professional business writer. Stresses theory and practice of written and oral communication in business organization. Individual and group performance, relating to communication theories, concepts of semantics. Functional writing as well as special needs of business are illustrated by actual cases. Adapting style and organization is practiced.
391 PROFESSIONAL WRITING II 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Designed to help prepare student for a career as professional technical writer. Covers principles and practices concerning editing company technical communications, such as specifications, annual reports, promotional brochures for technical products, services, scientific abstracts, proposals. Also treats problems of adapting materials to formats, graphic display of technical information, adaptation of technical material to nontechnical reader.
392 INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum GPA of 2.5, permission of the instructor. (May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.) Critical reading and writing focused on career applications of the discipline of English. May count up to three credit hours toward the English major.
399 THE GOTHIC IMAGINATION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112. A loosely chronological study of major British, American, and European authors in the Gothic tradition. Focus on the literary conventions of Gothic fiction, to the "popular" nature of the literature and to its major themes/motifs.
400 ANGLO SAXON 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Studies in Old English language and Old English prose and poetry, including Beowulf.
403 DEVELOPMNT OF ARTHURIAN LEGEND 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Traces evolution of Arthurian materials from 540 to 1500 and beyond, with emphasis on characters, themes, events and treatments.
406 CHAUCER 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Close study of Chaucer's major works The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde in Middle English.
407 MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112, 64 credits or permission. Study of genres, topics, styles and writers of the Middle English literary works from 12th to 15th Centuries. Readings in Middle English.
424 EARLY ENGLISH FICTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112, 64 credits or permission. Development of English novel before 1830. Focus on works of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Austen and Scott.
425 STUDIES IN ROMANTICISM 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Literary, philosophical, psychological and social revolutions of romantic period as reflected in works of such major writers as Wordsworth, Byron and Keats.
430 VICTORIAN POETRY & PROSE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Poetry, prose of the late 19th Century, excluding fiction, with attention to Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Carlyle, Ruskin and other major writers.
431 VICTORIAN FICTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Reading of at least five major novels of Victorian era, of varying length, by Emily Bronte, Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray and Hardy. Characterization, theme and attitude toward life emphasized.
435 20TH CENTURY BRITISH POETRY 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Concentrated study of major poems of Yeats, Eliot and Auden, with attention also to Hardy, Housman, Spender, C. Day Lewis, Dylan Thomas and others.
436 BRITISH FICTION: 1900-1925 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Study of Conrad, Joyce, D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, with attention to their innovations in narrative and style, their psychological realism and symbolism. Brief consideration of other important fiction writers of the period, including Wells, Bennett and Mansfield.
437 BRITISH FICTION SINCE 1925 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Study of important British novelists since 1925, excluding Lawrence, Joyce and Woolf. Attention to development of British short story from 1925 to present.
440 WOMEN AND FILM 3 credits
Prerequisites: 111, 112 or equivalents, 64 credits or permission of instructor. This course explores representations of the feminine and treatments of gender issues in mainstream Hollywood films within a critical framework of feminist film theory.
448 AMERICAN ROMANTIC FICTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Examination of early American fiction, tracing its genesis, romantic period and germinal movements toward realism. Writers discussed include Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne and Melville.
449 AMER FICT: REALISM & NATURAL 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Examination of American writers of realistic and naturalistic fiction (e.g., Howells, James, Crane, Dreiser), tracing developments in American fiction against background of cultural and historical change.
450 MODERN AMERICAN FICTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Study of significant American short and long fiction from World War I to the present.
451 AMERICAN POETRY TO 1900 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Survey of American poetry of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries.
452 MODERN AMERICAN POETRY 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Survey of 20th Century American poetry beginning with Edwin Arlington Robinson and ending with contemporary poets.
453 AMERICAN WOMEN POETS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112, 64 credits or permission. Study of modern poets' uses and revisions of tradition, women's relationships, conceptions of art and of the artist-as-woman, and the debate between "public" and "private" poetry.
454 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN DRAMA 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Examination of major, established playwrights (including O'Neill, Miller and Williams) and sampling of new and rising ones.
455 THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. A study of the development of the short story as a particularly American genre, from Washington Irving to the present.
456 THOREAU,EMERSON & THEIR CIRCLE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 64 credits or permission. A study of work and life of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and other key figures of the American Renaissance.
457 WRITERS ON WRITING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits including 111 and 112 or permission of the instructor. A close look at what established writers have to say about the process of writing. Students write response essays and take exams on readings.
460 FILM AND LITERATURE 3 credits
Prerequisites: completion of 111, 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of instructor. Analysis of literary texts and their film adaptations. Emphasis on genre, structure, and visual elements as counterparts to written texts.
466 LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE ARTS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits including 111 and 112 or permission of the instructor. Foundation course in linguistics with pedagogical implications for second language learners. Fundamental topics (morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, pragmatics) and related topics (sociolinguistics, contrastive analysis) covered.
467 MODERN EUROPEAN FICTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Representative European writers from about 1850 to present, in translation. Focus on fiction of such writers as Dostoyevsky, Gide, Camus, Mann, Kafka and Kundera.
468 INTERNATIONAL POETRY 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 112 or equivalent, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. This survey of world poetry focuses on the stylistic concerns and social consequences of literature from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and beyond.
469 EROS & LOVE IN EARLY WEST LIT 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. An analysis of the use of sex and love in the literature of the Western World from Greco- Roman times to 1800, with special emphasis on how sexuality and "romantic" love are used as allegorical, satiric, fantastic or realistic devices.
470 HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Development of English language, from its beginnings: sources of its vocabulary, its sounds, its rules; semantic change; political and social influences on changes; dialect origins; correctness.
471 U.S. DIALECTS: BLACK & WHITE 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Study of differences in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar among U.S. language varieties. Origins, regional and social dimensions are explored. Correctness, focusing on black English and Appalachian speech, explored.
472 SYNTAX 3 credits
Prerequisites: 371, and 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Principles of syntactic description. Sentence structures are investigated from a variety of languages, with emphasis on English.
473 THEORE FOUND AND PRIN OF ESL 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits including 111 and 112 or permission of the instructor. Second language acquisition theories and teaching methodologies surveyed. Second language teaching principles from research in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and second language pedagogy explored.
474 AFRICAN AMERICAN ENGLISH 3 credits
Prerequisite: 64 credits or permission. African American English grammatical structure, pronunciations, origins, and cultural role. Comparisons with academic English. Discussion of language correctness, legal status, and role in education.
475 THEORY OF RHETORIC 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. Ancient and modern theories of rhetoric, with attention to classical oration, "topics" of rhetoric and their application to teaching of English.
477 SOCIOLINGUISTICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Major sociolinguistic concepts and methodology examined, as well as relationships between language, socio-cultural factors, and education. Issues of Standard English, power, and gender also examined.
478 GRAMMATICAL STRUCT OF MOD ENGL 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits including 111 and 112 or permission of the instructor. Contemporary understanding of Modern English sentence structure: parts of speech, sentence types, phrase types, modification, coordination and subordination, parentheticals. Traditional grammar and sentence rhetoric discussed.
479 MANAGMENT REPORTS 3 credits
Prerequisites: completion of 111, 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of instructor. Study of principles and writing practice in effective business style, specialized structure, and purpose for business reports.
482 SENIOR HONORS PROJECT: ENGLISH 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits). Prerequisites: Completion of 1100:111 and 1100:112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor, senior standing in Honors College and approval of honors preceptor; open only to English majors enrolled in Honors College. Independent study leading to completion of senior honors thesis or other original work.
484 FANTASY 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. A study of forms of literature, primarily fiction, based on and controlled by an overt violation of what is generally considered as possibility.
485 SCIENCE FICTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: 64 credits or permission. A study of twentieth-century British and American science fiction, featuring primary forms of the science fiction story and the work of major authors.
486 LEARNER ENGLISH 3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor. Introduction to tools for and practice in analyzing second language learners' production of English. Theory and practice of teaching oral and written English also covered.
487 FLD EXP: TEAC SEC LANG LEARNER 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required to enroll. Practical experience in which second language teachers-in-training observe, participate in, and practice teaching under the supervision of the instructor and/or an experienced, certified teacher.
489 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH 2-3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. (May be repeated with different topics.) Special studies, and methods of literary research, in selected areas of English and American literature and language.
490 W: ENGLISH 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission of the instructor. (May be repeated with different topics) Group studies of special topics in English. Cannot be used to meet undergraduate or graduate major requirements in English; for elective credit only.
492 SENIOR SEMINAR 3 credits
Discussion of select literary topic and reflection on student development in the major. Requires independent research and reflection papers. Limited to senior English majors.
498 INDP STUDY: ENGLISH 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: completion of 111 and 112 or their equivalents, 64 credits or permission. Directed study in a special field of interest chosen by student in consultation with instructor.

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