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1110  Masterpieces of World Lit I (3)
   An introduction to major works of world literature from earlier periods.

1120  Masterpieces of World Lit II (3)
   An introduction to major works of modern and contemporary world literature.

1200  Introduction to the Study of Language (3) Cross listed as LING 1200. Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   An introduction to the nature of human language from the perspective of modern linguistics. Focuses on sounds, words, and sentences through analysis of data from various languages. Additional topics may include: social and geographic variation, language change through time, first- and second-language acquisition, language and culture.

2020  Great Books (3)
   Selections organized around a common theme.

2030  The Bible as Literature (3) Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Close readings of selected books of the Bible and of works influenced by this foundational text.

2040  Contemporary Literature (3) Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Interdisciplinary course integrating literary and cultural issues and introducing students to contemporary literary innovations and traditions.

2050  Literature of the American West (3)
   Survey of literary and cinematic interpretations of the American West from the late 19th-century to the present.

2070  Popular Culture (3)
   Examination of a particular popular genre (science fiction, detective fiction, fairy tale, etc.).

2200  Introduction to Film (4)
   Basic course in film aesthetics. Introduction to elements of film to increase appreciation, perception, and understanding.

2210  Introduction to Folklore (3)
   What folk tradition is, how it is studied, what it means. An international survey.

2220  Novels and Films (3) Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Examination of the relationship between novels and their film adaptations.

2300  Introduction to Shakespeare (3) Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Introduction to a selection of Shakespeare's plays spanning all phases of his career. Emphasis on close reading of the texts.

2330  Intro to Children's Lit (3) Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   An introduction to books, stories, poems, and illustrations intended for children.

2400  American Novels (3) Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   An introduction to major American novels.

2500  Introduction to Creative Writing (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010 or equivalent.
   Introduction to the writing of fiction and poetry.

2600  Critical Introduction to Literary Forms (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010 or equivalent.
   Required of all English majors and prerequisite to English 3600 and to all 5000-level English courses. Introduction to literary genres and terminology; development of critical skills in reading and writing.

2700  Diversity in American Literature (3) Fulfills Diversity & Humanities Exploration.
   Readings in American literature emphasizing works by and about diverse cultural groups.

3070  Studies in Popular Culture (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010.
   An introduction to topics in popular culture, including attention to one or more popular culture genres (film, television, and digital media).

3080  Studies in Environmental Literature (3) Cross listed as ENVST 3080. Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   An introduction to the tradition of environmental writing, paying particular attention to the nonfiction works that have achieved canonical status in the field.

3100  Introduction to Documentary Studies (3) Cross listed as COMM 3100, FILM 3100.
   A survey course on the documentary from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include: constructing the narrative, the photographic documentary, the film documentary, and architectural and scientific documentation.

3110  Folklore Topics (3) Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010.
   Selected specific topics; repeatable when topics vary. Designed for both English majors and non-majors.

3210  American Film in the Silent Era (4) Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Examines American silent film from the turn of the twentieth century to the advent of sound at the end of the 1920's.

3310  Introduction to English Grammar (3) Cross listed as LING 3500.
   A descriptive overview of the forms and function of English grammar structures with guidance in standard usage.

3320  Varieties of American English (3) Cross listed as LING 3420. Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Social and regional variation in American English. Includes a critical examination of the history of Standard English and the social and political forces acting to maintain it.

3400  Introduction to Teaching Language Arts (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010 or equivalent.
   This course will prepare prospective teachers for the kinds of writing that they will teach to their own high school students: literary essays, research papers, personal narratives, persuasive writing, and argument. They will engage in writing workshops, peer reviews, and other approaches to writing. The course will also teach functional grammar and will introduce students to the teaching of grammar. Students taking this course are required to register for one credit hour of ENGL 4992: Service Learning.

3510  Writing Fiction (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2500.
   Intermediate-level.

3520  Writing Poetry (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2500.
   Intermediate-level.

3600  Introduction to Critical Theory (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600. Fulfills Upper Division Communication/Writing.
   Required of all majors. Introduction to general debates about literature's status and value and about the nature of reading and interpretation. Also fulfills the upper-division writing/communications requirement and advanced seminars. Prerequisite to advanced theory and methods courses.

3610  Argumentative Writing (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010 or equivalent. Fulfills Upper Division Communication/Writing.
   Emphasis on disciplinary expectations, conventions, and specific rhetorical strategies.

3690  Literacy Studies (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010 or equivalent.
   Meets with WRTG 3900. History and theory of literacy, including scholarship on literacy and schooling, intercultural communication, and literacy in the workplace. Service-learning option.

3701  Introduction to Literary History I (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010.
   Introduction to cultural and aesthetic shifts from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century.

3702  Introduction to Literary History II (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010.
   Introduction to the cultural and aesthetic shifts since the end of the eighteenth century.

3710  Studies in British Literature (3) Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Humanities Exploration.

3720  Studies in American Literature (3) Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010.

3730  Women Writers (3) Cross listed as GNDR 3730. Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Situations of women writers, and images of women's lives in their fiction. Literary forms and techniques by and about women.

3740  American Indian Literature (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 3740. Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010.
   Fiction and poetry of contemporary American Indian authors.

3750  Asian American Literature (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 3750. Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Diversity.
   Survey of Asian American writing from different genres (fiction, poetry, drama). Works and writers approached in relation to the cultural, social, and historical background from which they emerged.

3760  African American Literature I (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 3760. Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Diversity.
   Important writers of African American literary tradition from 18th century to 1930, beginning with African folklore and ending with works produced during Harlem Renaissance. Wheatley, Walker, Douglass, Dunbar, Washington, DuBois, McKay, Hughes, Larsen, Hurston, and others. Works and writers approached in relation to the cultural, social, and historical background from which they emerged.

3761  African American Literature II (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 3761. Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Diversity.
   Important writers of African American literary tradition from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Wright, Baldwin, Ellison, Brooks, Morrison, M. Walker, A. Walker, Hansberry, and the writers of the Black Arts Movement. Works and writers are approached in relation to the cultural, social, and historical background from which they emerged.

3770  Chicana/o Literature (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 3770. Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills Diversity.
   Chicana/o literature from its beginning in oral tradition (tales, ballads, folkdrama) to contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama. Reading knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but all texts written in English or translated.

3780  Global/Transnational Literature (3) Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Introduction to 20th-century global multiculturalism via literature and film. Emphasis on "post-colonialism" and related topics.

3940  Special Topics (1 to 3)

3950  Summer Workshop (1 to 3)
   Special topics; consult the summer term Class Schedule for current offerings.

3992  Service-Learning (1) Recommended Prerequisite: WRTG 2010.
   Examines a designated issue or topic from academic and experiential perspectives. Students will consider literary and theoretical texts in light of experiences gained from community service, and vice versa.

4990  Directed Readings (1 to 3) Prerequisite: Department consent required.
   Reading and writing assignments designed in consultation with a regular faculty member to meet special needs or interests not available through regular course work. Permission of Director of Undergraduate Studies required.

4991  Internship (1 to 3) Prerequisite: Department consent required.
   Students will work as interns at local organizations and businesses. Class meetings and assignments will address writing, editing and professional issues in the workplace.

4992  Service-Learning (1) Prerequisite: Department consent required.

4999  Honors Thesis/Project (3) Prerequisite: Department consent required.
   Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors degree.

5000  Studies in Narrative (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5010  Studies in Fiction (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5020  Studies in Nonfiction (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5030  Studies in Poetry (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5040  Studies in Drama (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5050  Studies in Genre (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5060  Studies in Rhetoric and Style (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.
   Topics in the analysis and development of various modes of discourse.

5080  Studies in Environmental Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5110  Folklore Genres (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.
   ENGL 2100 recommended. Definition, collection, and analysis of specific folklore genres cross-culturally. Repeatable when topics vary.

5120  Studies in American Folklore (3) Prerequisite: WRTG 2010 or equivalent.
   Examination of issues in American folklore research. Repeatable when topics vary.

5210  Film Genres (4) Prerequisite: ENGL 2200 and 2600.
   Explores film types, e.g., the Western film, horror film, science fiction film, etc. Repeatable when topics vary.

5350  Revising and Editing (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.
   An advanced course in the practice of writing and revising prose, including reviews of normative grammar and stylistic conventions.

5410  Methods of Teaching Language Arts I (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and 3400 and 5711 and one of ENGL 3701 or 3702 or 3703 and one of ENGL/LING 1200 or 3320 or 3360.
   Not applicable toward graduate degrees. Practical and theoretical methods of teaching language arts in secondary schools. Students taking this course are required to register for one credit hour of ENGL 4992: Service Learning.

5420  Methods of Teaching Language Arts II (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and 3400 and 5711 and one of ENGL 3701 or 3702 or 3703 and one of ENGL/LING 1200 or 3320 or 3360.
   Not applicable toward graduate degrees. Practical and theoretical methods of teaching language arts in secondary schools. Students taking this course are required to register for one credit hour of ENGL 4992: Service Learning.

5510  Fiction Workshop (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and 3510.

5520  Poetry Workshop (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and 3520.

5530  Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and 3510.
   Creative writing techniques applied to nonfictional material.

5540  Play Construction (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2500 and 2600.
   Dramatic exercises in text, subtext, mime, objects, settings, space, nonverbal sound, ritual, and dramatic event. A writing course.

5600  Honors Seminar in British Studies (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600, 3600, and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.
   An interdisciplinary approach to various topics in the culture of Great Britian and Post-colonial societies.

5610  Honors Seminar in American Studies (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600, 3600, and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.
   An interdisciplinary approach to various topics and themes in the culture of the U.S. and the Americas.

5620  Honors Seminar in Comparative Studies (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600, 3600, and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5630  Advanced Seminar in British Studies (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600, 3600, and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.
   Required capstone course for English majors. Topics will vary according to instructor.

5640  Advanced Seminar in American Studies (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600, 3600, and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.
   Required capstone course for English majors. Topics will vary according to instructor.

5650  Advanced Seminar in Comparative Studies (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600, 3600, and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.
   Required capstone course for English majors.

5660  Study Abroad Seminar in London (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5700  Studies in Medieval Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5701  Chaucer (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.
   The Canterbury Tales in Middle English.

5710  Studies in Renaissance Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5711  Shakespeare (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5720  Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5721  Milton (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5730  Studies in Early American Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5740  Studies in British Romanticism (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5750  Studies in Nineteeth-Century American Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5760  Studies in Victorian Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5770  Studies in Twentieth-Century British Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5780  Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5790  Studies in Modernism (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5800  Studies in Contemporary Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5820  Studies in American Indian Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5830  Studies in Asian American Literature (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 5100. Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5840  Studies in African American Literature (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 5840. Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5850  Studies in Chicana/o Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.

5860  Studies in Post-colonial Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600 and one of ENGL 3701, 3702, or 3703.
   Selected topics dealing with the distinctive modes of expression and dominant themes in post-colonial cultures.

5870  Individual Authors (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.
   Different writers studied each course. See Class Schedule for specific listings.

5880  Children's Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.

5885  Adolescent Literature (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2600.
   Intensive studies in selected works for young adults.The course may focus on genres, authors, themes, and/or critical methods.

5900  Form and Theory (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Writing strategies as examined through readings in contemporary critical theory.

5910  Studies in Criticism and Theory (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Advanced readings on specific topics in critical theory and criticism. Topics will vary.

5920  Studies in Intellectual Movements (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Readings in seminal texts and authors of specific intellectual traditions such as Marxism, Darwinism, psychoanalysis, etc. Topics will vary.

5930  Theories of Race, Ethnicity, Nation (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Readings in literature and theory addressing how racial, ethnic, and national identities are created and interpreted.

5940  Theories of Gender and Sexuality (3) Cross listed as GNDR 5940. Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   One of three options to fulfill the required theory core courses for Gender Studies majors. Readings in theory and literature addressing the ways in which gender and sexuality have been defined and represented.

5950  Theories of Culture (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Topics will include various theories defining what a culture is and what counts as a cultural work, activity, or value.

5960  Theories of Popular Culture (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Readings will focus on how popular culture is defined in relation to high culture and what impact it has on social relations.

5970  Discourse Analysis (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Meets with LING 5077. Introduction to the study of how language is used in daily public life, including a range of genres from advertisements to political editorials to online discussions. Sample topics: Iraq War propaganda, speech acts (esp. apologies and insinuations), media discourse, critical rhetoric, American myths and cultural models, censorship/textual silences, immigration discourse, and how to publish a dissenting point of view. Close reading skills acquired in other English courses will be valuable in this one as well. Writing-intensive.

5980  Ecocriticism (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Readings in ecocritical theory and environmental literature.

5990  Folklore Method and Theory (3) Prerequisite: ENGL 3600.
   Folklore methods and theories; focus on ethnographic fieldwork techniques, analytic perspectives, and archival management.

6010  Old English Prose/Poetry (3)

6100  Reading as Writers (3)
   Intensive examination of literature from a writer's perspective.

6200  Introduction to American Studies (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6210  American Cultural Traditions to 1865 (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6220  American Cultural Traditions from 1865 (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6240  Literature of the American West (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6250  Studies in Intellectual History (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6260  Studies in Literary Traditions (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6300  Folklore Method and Theory (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6350  Composition Theory and Research (3) Cross listed as WRTG 6350. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6420  Film Theory (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
   Theories of the motion picture; relationship between cinematic form and content in the fiction film.

6440  History of Literary Criticism (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6480  Foundations of Literary Theory: Overview (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
   Introduces students to a variety of contemporary critical movements and discourses. The course aims to familiarize students with the languages employed in and the issues raised by the critical study of texts.

6490  Studies in Literary Theory: Concentration (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
   Examines in depth one or a small number of theoretical perspectives that have importantly influenced contemporary literary criticism (e.g., deconstruction, feminism, historicism). This course is meant to supplement the introductory survey of contemporary critical approaches (6480).

6500  Studies in Writing & Pedagogy (3) Cross listed as WRTG 6500. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Theoretical and historical perspective on writing instruction in English studies, the humanities, and across the modern university. Topics include classroom practices, curriculum, and cultural functions of rhetorical and literary schooling.

6520  Translation Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6610  Studies in Medieval English Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6620  Studies in British Literature: Renaissance (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6630  Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6640  Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6650  Twentieth-Century British Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6660  Studies in American Literature to 1840 (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6670  Studies in American Literature: 1840-1910 (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6680  Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6690  Studies in British and American Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6770  Studies in Discourse Analysis (3) Cross listed as WRTG 6770, LING 6077. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
   An examination of ways of linking linguistic analysis and social theory, particularly within the framework of the emerging school of critical discourse analysis. Particular attention given to media discourse. Major topics include presupposition, implication, textual "silences," context, staging, framing, intertextuality, metaphor, and cultural models and myths.

6890  Teaching Imaginative Writing (1) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

6910  Individual Study: Master's (1 to 5) Prerequisite: Department consent required.
   Permission needed from the Director of Graduate Studies.

6970  Thesis Research: Master's (1 to 10) Prerequisite: Department consent required.

6980  Faculty Consultation (3) Prerequisite: Department consent required.

7000  Experimental Forms Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7010  Nonfiction Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7020  Novel-Writing Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7030  Fiction Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7040  Poetry Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7050  Playwriting Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7060  Seminar: Eminent British Writers (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7070  Seminar: Eminent American Writers (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7080  Seminar: Comparative Literary Traditions (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7450  Narrative Theory and Practice (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7460  Theory and Practice of Poetry (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7700  Seminar in American Studies (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7710  Seminar in Dramatic Forms (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7720  Seminar in Prose Fiction (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7730  Seminar in Poetic Forms (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7740  Seminar in Literary Theory (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7750  Seminar in Folklore (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7760  Seminar: Rhetoric/Composition/Discourse (3) Cross listed as WRTG 7760. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7770  Seminar in English Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7780  Seminar in American Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7800  Seminar in History and Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7810  Publication Workshop: Literature and American Studies (1) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7820  Publication Workshop: Creative Writing (1) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7830  Seminar: Genealogies of the Lyric (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7840  Seminar: Genealogies of Narrative (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

7910  Individual Study: Ph.D. (1 to 5) Prerequisite: Department consent required.
   Permission needed from the Director of Graduate Studies.

7970  Thesis Research: Ph.D. (1 to 12) Prerequisite: Department consent required.

7980  Faculty Consultation (3) Prerequisite: Department consent required.

7990  Continuing Registration: Ph.D. (0) Prerequisite: Department consent required.


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