English

Courses

ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research 3.0 Credits

Develops students' abilities to use writing as a tool for inquiry as they think through open-ended questions. Introduces them to rhetorical concepts and terms—exigence, audience, context, argument, and appeals—that they will apply in their writing and critical reading. Teaches them how to find, evaluate, integrate, and document sources from a variety of media; and how to engage in the many stages of the research and writing processes, from invention, to review, to final product. Engages them in ongoing reflective analysis about writing and their writing development.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENGL 102 Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion 3.0 Credits

Teaches terminology and rhetorical strategies of persuasive writing. Advances students’ development in the writing process, and promotes their critical evaluation and integration of varied sources as they research complex and open-ended problems. Engages them in the act and study of collaboration, rhetorical awareness of images and design, and an understanding of how genres shape writing. Continues to promote their critical reading of challenging texts. Supports students in ongoing reflective analysis about writing and their writing development.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

ENGL 103 Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres 3.0 Credits

Teaches terminology and rhetorical strategies of writing analytically about a theme as it appears in a variety of genres. Advances students’ development in the writing and research processes, in their rhetorical awareness of images and design, and in their understanding of how genres of writing (poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction argumentative, investigative, academic, business, reportorial) shape meaning. Continues to promote their critical reading of challenging texts. Supports students in ongoing reflective analysis about writing and their writing development.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D]

ENGL 105 Honors Freshman English 3.0 Credits

Develops students' abilities to read and write expository and persuasive academic discourse. Teaches students the components of the writing process and strategies to think and read critically and to present a written argument. Requires students to write expository and persuasive essays and research papers and to keep a journal to express their responses to the material read and studied in the course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is HONR.

ENGL 200 [WI] Classical to Medieval Literature 3.0 Credits

A survey of Greek and Roman literature (Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides, Virgil and Cicero), up to and including the Medieval period (Aquinas, Cavalcanti, Chaucer, and Dante). This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 201 Renaissance to the Enlightenment 3.0 Credits

A survey of Western literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, focusing on works by Cervantes, Erasmus, Rabelais, Petrarch, Voltaire, Rousseau, Swift and Pope.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 202 [WI] Romanticism to Modernism 3.0 Credits

A survey of Western literature of the 19th and 20th centuries focusing on the major periods of Romanticism (Blake, Coleridge and Keats), Realism (Balzac and Ibsen), and Modernism (Kafka, Borges and Woolf). This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 203 [WI] Post-Colonial Literature I 3.0 Credits

A survey of nonwestern literatures produced before the modern era in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, representing the more important periods and genres. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 204 Post-Colonial Literature II 3.0 Credits

A survey of nonwestern literatures written in the 20th century by writers from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and focusing on the effects of social, aesthetic and contemporary events on artistic creation.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 205 [WI] American Literature I 3.0 Credits

A survey of American literature from Colonial times through the Civil War, including works by such writers as Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Cotton Mather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 206 [WI] American Literature II 3.0 Credits

A survey of American literature from the Civil War through the 21st century, including works by such writers as Kate Chopin, W.E.B. Du Bois, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, Philip Roth, Mark Twain and John Updike. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 207 [WI] African American Literature 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to African-American Literature, from the mid-18th century to the present. Provides a basic understanding of social, political and cultural influences and an awareness of the African-American literary tradition. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 211 [WI] British Literature I 3.0 Credits

A historical survey of British literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Students will read texts selected to represent major authors, forms and thematic material that illustrates the development of English literature through the medieval, Renaissance, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 212 British Literature II 3.0 Credits

A historical survey of British literature form the turn of the nineteenth century to the present; students will read texts selected to represent major authors, forms and thematic material of the Romantic, Victorian and modern periods.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 214 Readings in Fiction 3.0 Credits

A basic course, which focuses on fiction as a genre through the study of a variety of short stories and fiction, organized by theme, period or form. One of three genre courses.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 215 [WI] Readings in Poetry 3.0 Credits

A basic course which focuses on poetry as a genre through the study of a variety of poems organized by theme, period or form. One of three genre courses. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 216 [WI] Readings in Drama 3.0 Credits

A basic course which focuses on drama as a genre through the study of a variety of plays organized by theme, period or form. One of three genre courses. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 300 [WI] Literature & Science 3.0 Credits

This course studies the impact of scientific and technological change on works of literature and art produced in various historical periods. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 302 Environmental Literature 3.0 Credits

This course explores the relatively recent discipline of Ecocriticism and considers the literary relationship between human beings and the natural environment--both altered and unaltered by human activity. The approach is interdisciplinary in its investigation of the relationships among science, culture, and personal observation. Students will read a selection of seminal texts of American environmental literature.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 303 Science Fiction 3.0 Credits

Provides reading and discussion of works illustrating the development of modern science fiction.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 304 Young Adult Fiction 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to young adult (YA) fiction and to secondary sources useful for the appreciation of it. Topics discussed include: young adults as n audience, the genres of YA fiction, keeping up with YA fiction, literary and psychological theory applied to YA fiction.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 305 [WI] The Mystery Story 3.0 Credits

A study of the mystery story, from its inception as a genre in the 19th century to the present, through short stories and novels. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 306 Literature of Baseball 3.0 Credits

An examination of novels, short stories, and poetry about our "national pastime" that illumine American ideals and values, history and culture from 1845 to the present. A study of how the game's symbols and rituals, its history and mythology help us understand American belief systems and ideologies.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 307 Literature of the Holocausts 3.0 Credits

To underline the fact that more than one Holocaust has occurred, the course offers different points of view about the systematic slaughter of several religious and ethnic groups, pre-and post-World War II, through fiction, children's literature and films.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 308 [WI] The Literature of Business 3.0 Credits

In this advanced reading course, students read literary works about business and work and write analytically about these works, grounding that analysis in nonfiction readings from business publications. Course writing assignments ask students to respond to problems and issues raised in the texts. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]) or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 310 [WI] Period Studies 3.0 Credits

This is a variable topics course, focusing on the literature of a particular period (i.e., Classical Literature; Victorian Literature; the Harlem Renaissance). May be repeated for credit. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 312 Research Project Development 1.0-3.0 Credit

Acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the development of researchable original ideas that involves literature, philosophy, history, or any other humanities area, or a creative work or portfolio.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 315 [WI] Shakespeare 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on Shakespeare's major plays and sonnets, providing the historical and cultural contexts that gave rise to his work. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 320 [WI] Major Authors 3.0 Credits

A course focused on intensive study of one or more authors, for example: Jane Austen; Joseph Conrad; Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald; Writers of the Harlem Renaissance; Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. May be repeated for credit. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 323 Literature and Other Arts 3.0 Credits

A variable topics course which studies relationships between literature and one or more of the visual arts, theater or music (i.e., Surrealism; Memoir and Documentary Film; The Faust Legend). May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D]

ENGL 325 Topics in World Literature 3.0 Credits

A variable topics course which focuses on a particular national or regional literature within its cultural, historical and political contexts (i.e., African Literature; French Literature; Latin American Literature). May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 330 The Bible as Literature 3.0 Credits

This course provides a close reading of selected books of the Old and New Testaments alongside selected literary works to discover both the literary qualities of these texts and their influence on literature.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 335 Mythology 3.0 Credits

This course investigates the specific forms mythological stories have taken in the literature, art and ritual of some or all of the following: Greece, Rome, Iceland, Mesopotamia and Native American and European cultures in the United States.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 340 [WI] Classic Rhetoric 3.0 Credits

A study in the theory and practical application of Greek and Roman rhetorical strategies in composition. Focuses on influential figures, terminology, the five canons, and the ancient composition processes known as “progymnasmata” to look at historical texts, the rhetoric of popular media, and the students’ writing. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D]

ENGL 345 American Ethnic Literature 3.0 Credits

A variable topics course which studies the literature of one or more of the United States ethnic populations within their historical and cultural contexts. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 350 Jewish Literature and Civilization 3.0 Credits

Focuses on the Jewish Bible, a classic literary document of Western civilization, deemed by many people of the world as fundamental to their religion; stresses aspects of cultural diversity and awareness.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 355 [WI] Women and Literature 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on literature written by, and/or about women and considers issues relating to women's place in literary history. May be repeated for credit. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 360 [WI] Literature and Society 3.0 Credits

This course examines the relationship between literature and the society it reflects and helps shape. May be repeated for credit. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 365 Topics in African American Literature 3.0 Credits

A variable topics course designed to further develop the ideas first presented in the African American Lit survey by exploring, in much more depth, significant authors, periods, and genres within the African American literary and cultural tradition. Topics include Science and Technology in African American Lit; the Slave Narrative; and Black Travel Writing.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 370 Topics in Literature and Medicine 3.0 Credits

This is a variable topics course which focuses on aspects of illness, healing, care-giving, aging, grief, and mortality as presented in narrative. Exploration of how literary construction and analysis affect understanding of these experiences. Topics include ?Illness and Healing in Literature? and ?The Physician in Literature and Film.? May be repeated three times for credit.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

ENGL 380 Literary Theory 3.0 Credits

This course examines literary theoretical thinking, and focuses on twentieth century structuralism, post-structuralism, and contemporary theory. We will examine the ways in which language is conceived and reconceived by major theoretical writers and the implications of this rethinking for conceptualizations of history, politics, ideology, sexuality, and trauma, among others.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ENGL.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] and (ENGL 202 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 203 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 204 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 205 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 206 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 211 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 212 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 214 [Min Grade: C])

ENGL 395 [WI] Special Studies in Literature 3.0 Credits

This is a variable topics course, providing intense literary study on a specific theme. May be repeated for credit. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 399 Independent Project in Literature 0.5-12.0 Credits

This course provides independent study on a project for one term only.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

ENGL 470 Capstone Seminar in Medical Humanities 3.0 Credits

This seminar gives students the opportunity to synthesize, contextualize, and deepen their understanding of how disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences approach the experiences and implications of illness, aging, mortality and healing. Regular guest lecturers, discussion of assigned readings, student presentations, and written projects.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CMDH.
Prerequisites: (ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D]) and HUM 315 [Min Grade: B]

ENGL 490 Seminar in English and American Literature 4.0 Credits

An advanced course with variable topics in British or American Literature stressing textual analysis, cultural and historical contexts and research; provides students with intensive preparation for advanced and professional studies.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ENGL and classification is Junior or Senior.

ENGL 492 Seminar in World Literature 4.0 Credits

An advanced course with variable topics in World Literature stressing textual analysis, cultural and historical contexts and research; provides students with intensive preparations for advanced and professional studies.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ENGL and classification is Junior or Senior.

ENGL 499 Senior Project in Literature 4.0 Credits

Open to English Majors only, the senior project in literature should reflect the student's interest in a specific subject, author or theme and should demonstrate the student's research, critical and analytical expertise at an advanced, pre-professional level.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ENGL and classification is Senior.

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