English Major (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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The English major consists of 34 semester hours of English courses including a required course, The Pursuits of English (4 semester hours) and 30 semester hours of English Department courses numbered 200 and above. Students must select courses that satisfy two sets of guidelines. (Note that a single course may satisfy more than one guideline.)

Guidelines, Part I. Address all three of the following areas as indicated:

Literature: Four literature courses. One course must pay significant attention to literature written prior to the year 1800. One must pay significant attention to literature written prior to 1900. Teacher Certification students follow different guidelines for this section. See the Teacher Education Curriculum Worksheet.

Writing: One writing-intensive course. This may be a course devoted to writing (or one in which writing receives significant and focused attention as a mode of inquiry and expression). Courses which ask students to write only to demonstrate knowledge or mastery of course material do not satisfy this guideline.

Genre Study: Significant attention to at least three of these four genres: fiction, poetry, drama, film.

Guidelines, Part II. Address all of the following five guidelines:
Multinational Study: Significant attention to texts or films from at least one literature or culture other than American or British.

Minority Writers: Significant study of several writers from one or more minority cultures of this country, either in courses concentrating on them or in more general courses in which a significant number of the texts come out of minority cultures.

Women Writers: Significant study of women writers, either in courses concentrating on them or in more general courses in which a significant number of the texts are by women.

Gender Studies: Significant study of the development and/or expression of gender roles or identities in literary texts or films.

Class Issues: Significant study of issues of social class in literary texts or films.

Total number of semester hours: 34

Considerations: Most of these guidelines can be satisfied either by an entire course or a portion of a course. Since instructors may teach the same course differently, and course content may vary from semester to semester, students should  consult the departmental website for current information about which guidelines each major course satisfies. The department publishes this information just before each registration period. A student may not receive credit for the same course more than once, except for courses titled "Special Topics" or "Seminar." Students are encouraged to plan, with advice, flexible programs to meet their own interests and needs. Consult your advisor to develop an appropriate plan of study. Note:  The following courses, offered by the Linguistics Department, may also be used toward the total 34 credits of the English major, although they might not satisfy any guidelines: LNGN 220 Structure of American English;  LNGN 284 History of the English Language; LNGN 384 The Grammars of English.

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, see General Education Requirements). 


ENGLISH MAJOR

Complete 37 semester hours including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED ENGLISH COURSES

    Complete the following 2 courses for 7 semester hours:

    ENGL 300 The Pursuits of English (4 hours lecture) 4
    ENWR 220 Writing in the Major: the Analytic Essay (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS BY ADVISEMENT

    Complete 30 semester hours from the following as prescribed by a departmental advisor:

    ENFL 208 Introduction to the Film (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 251 Special Topics in Film Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 255 World Film. Starting Spring 2013: Major Film Movements (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 260 Major Film Genres (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 265 Major Film Directors (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 310 Screenwriting I (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 350 Three Directors (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 354 World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 355 World Film After 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 356 The Contemporary Film (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 357 American Film to 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 358 American Film 1945 to the Present (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 360 Film Comedy (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 392 Analysis of Cinematic Movement (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 410 Screenwriting II (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 496 Seminar in Film (3 hours seminar) 3
    ENGL 219 The Holocaust and the American Press: Before, During and After (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 234 American Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 237 Black Women Writers: US (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 239 Social Protest Literature in America (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 240 English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 241 English Literature II: 1660 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 247 The Augustan Age (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 248 From Sensibility to Romanticism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 250 Special Topics in English or American Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 254 English Drama: Beginnings to 1642 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 256 English Novel to 1900 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 260 Art of Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 262 Art of Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 263 Art of Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 270 Ethnographies and Autoethnographies of Writers (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 275 Vietnam War and American Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 280 Survey in Rhetorical Theory (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 294 Women Poets (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 300 The Pursuits of English (4 hours lecture) 4
    ENGL 301 The Novels of Toni Morrison (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 305 Young Adult Literature (3 hour lecture) 3
    ENGL 308 Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 324 American Poetry to 1940 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 325 American Poetry: World War II to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 326 Early American Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 333 Literature of American Renaissance (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 336 American Literary Realism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 337 Modern American Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 338 Contemporary American Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 341 The Augustan Age (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 342 From Sensibility to Romanticism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 343 Milton (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 344 Chaucer (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 345 Middle English Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 346 19th Century English Romantic Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 347 Victorian Prose and Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 348 Renaissance Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 352 English Drama: Beginnings to 1642 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 353 Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 354 Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 356 Modern British Fiction 1900-1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 357 Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 358 Recent British Fiction 1990-Present (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 359 James Joyce (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 364 Contemporary Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 365 Poetry and Performance (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 370 English Independent Study I 2-3
    ENGL 371 English Independent Study II 2-3
    ENGL 393 American Political Novel Since 1900 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 401 Old English Language and Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 444 17th Century English Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 455 Restoration and 18th Century Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 456 20th Century English Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 493 Seminar in American Literature (3 hours seminar) 3
    ENGL 494 Seminar in English Literature (3 hours seminar) 3
    ENGM 284 The English Language (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGM 384 The Grammars of English (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 206 World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 207 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 230 Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 235 Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 240 Survey of Brazilian Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 250 Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 260 Myth and Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 274 Twentieth Century Literature of Immigration (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 315 American Indian Themes (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 316 African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 330 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 336 European Romanticism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 348 Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 349 Contemporary Irish Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 350 Modern Irish Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 366 African Myth and Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 367 Contemporary African Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 372 Women Prose Writers (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 373 Literary Modernism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 374 Contemporary European Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 375 Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 376 Modern European Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 377 Speculative Fiction: Fantasy (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 378 Science Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 381 Comic and Satiric Tradition (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 398 Autobiography (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 463 History of Criticism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 464 Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 492 Seminar in Comparative Literature (3 hours seminar) 3
    ENWR 200 Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry, Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 204 Advanced Expository Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 205 Creative Nonfiction (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 206 Workplace Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 207 Technical Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 210 News Reporting (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 211 Advanced News Reporting: Field Experience (2 hours lecture, l hour other) 4
    ENWR 212 Introduction to Poetry Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 213 Introduction to Fiction Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 215 Beginning Drama Workshop (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 216 History of Journalism in America (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 220 Writing in the Major: the Analytic Essay (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 250 Special Topics in Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 300 Meet the Press (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 311 Intermediate Fiction Workshop (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 312 Intermediate Poetry Workshop (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 313 Editing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 314 Advanced Editing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 315 Magazine Journalism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 316 Reporting of Public Affairs (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 317 Feature Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 318 Intermediate Drama Workshop (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 350 Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 371 Teaching Writing: Grades 6-12 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 385 Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 400 Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 407 Advanced Literary Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 411 Advanced Fiction Workshop (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 412 Advanced Poetry Workshop (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 416 Interpretive Journalism (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENWR 491 Seminar in Writing (3 hours seminar) 3
    LNGN 220 Structure of American English (3 hours lecture) 3
    LNGN 284 History of the English Language (3 hours lecture) 3
    LNGN 384 The Grammars of English (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

ENFL208: Introduction to the Film (3 hours lecture)

The history and aesthetics of film from its beginning to the present, with special attention to the evolution of technique, influential art movements and national cinemas, pivotal directors and films. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ENFL251: Special Topics in Film Studies (3 hours lecture)

A non-survey course to address specific issues in film studies. The course may be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. Previous course ENFL 490 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENFL255: World Film. Starting Spring 2013: Major Film Movements (3 hours lecture)

Films from the major film producing countries including the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, England, India and Japan. Within that framework, special topics will be defined: a specific period, a particular theme or problem, comparison/contrast of several national cinemas. Starting Spring 2013: This course focuses on films from a specific historical, industrial or cultural context or with shared aesthetic concerns and representational objectives. Within that framework, films will be selected from a variety of film-producing countries including France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria and the United States. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Spring 2013: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENFL260: Major Film Genres (3 hours lecture)

Examples from the major film genres, such as the Western, the crime film, the musical, the horror film, and film noir, with special emphasis on American film and principles of genre criticism. 3 sh.

ENFL265: Major Film Directors (3 hours lecture)

Focusing on the life and work of influential filmmakers, the course addresses such issues as auteur criticism, the nature of successful collaborations (scriptwriting teams, director/cinematographer) and performance theory. Previous course ENFL 250 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENFL310: Screenwriting I (3 hours lecture)

The art and craft of writing for the screen will be both studied and practiced. After studying the fundamentals of effective cinematic story construction and dialogue writing, students will be required to write a half hour film script. Cross listed with Art and Design, FILM 310. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 and FILM 230.

ENFL350: Three Directors (3 hours lecture)

A comparative study of three major film directors. The focus - using an auteurist derived methodology - will be to investigate a common problem or challenge confronted by each of the three directors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL354: World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the major styles, movements and analytical frameworks associated with non-American cinema made before 1945. Course content will reflect the variety of early cinemas around the world, emphasizing their most significant differences and similarities with American silent cinema and classical Hollywood cinema. The course will engage with the work of non-American film inventors and pioneers, silent film styles such as French impressionism, German expressionism and Soviet montage, and important early sound cinemas in Europe, Latin America and Asia. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 250 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260. Starting Summer 2012: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL355: World Film After 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the major styles, movements and analytical frameworks associated with non-American cinema made after 1945. Course content will reflect the variety of world film production after World War II, emphasizing its most significant differences and similarities with American postwar cinema. The course will engage with important non-American film movements such as the French New Wave, New German Cinema and Brazilian Cinema Novo, national film industries with global reach such as Bollywood and Nollywood, and transnational/subnational fllmmaking traditions such as diasporic cinema. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 250 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260. Starting Summer 2012: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL356: The Contemporary Film (3 hours lecture)

Beginning with American film noir and European films which emerged after World War II, the course traces the major films, directors, critical theories and other influences which make up the contemporary film and define a specifically modernist sensibility. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL357: American Film to 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An investigation of the foundations and development of the classical Hollywood style focusing on genres and directors of significance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL358: American Film 1945 to the Present (3 hours lecture)

An investigation of filmmaking in the United States following World War II, focusing on the genres, directors and aesthetic movements of significance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL360: Film Comedy (3 hours lecture)

Film comedies from all periods in relation to comic theory and its application with particular emphasis on American films of the 20's and 30's. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL392: Analysis of Cinematic Movement (3 hours lecture)

In the cinema, movement is created by a variety of strategies; three of the most powerful are the mobility of the camera, the juxtaposition of shots (editing) and aspects of performance. This course will examine the variety of aesthetic dynamics created through camera, editing and performance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208.

ENFL410: Screenwriting II (3 hours lecture)

This course is a continuation of Screenwriting I in which each student will work on a major screenwriting project: two one-half hour episodes, an hour long script or a first draft of a feature film. In developing the project, the individual needs of the student will be addressed. Cross listed with Art and Design, FILM 410. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 310 or ENFL 310.

ENFL496: Seminar in Film (3 hours seminar)

An advanced course devoted to the intensive study of a specialized topic in cinema studies. Topics will vary. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENGL219: The Holocaust and the American Press: Before, During and After (3 hours lecture)

This seminar explores the central questions of what did the American public know of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945, and when did it know it? More troubling still, if the public and thus the government knew of the assembly-line murder of 6 million Jews, and Sinti/Roma peoples, homosexuals, Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses and others, then why was nothing done? A thorough examination of radio, newsreel and especially newspaper coverage of the Holocaust - particularly from 1941-1945 - will be combined with a study of the historical events that made the Holocaust possible. The Holocaust and the free world's burden to "do something" also will be related to other genocides including Armenia, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur and others. Cross-listed with JAST 219. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL234: American Drama (3 hours lecture)

American drama chosen for excellence or representative of a significant era or movement in the theatre from the early 18th century imitative works through melodrama to the serious works of the 20th century. Centered on major American playwrights and their work. The course also examines the backgrounds of our modern stage, including readings in minor/historical works. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL237: Black Women Writers: US (3 hours lecture)

This introductory survey course reads the literature - slave narratives, novels, poetry, drama, short fiction, essays, memoirs, autobiographies - by Black women from early slave narratives to the present. The works are read from socio-historical and cultural perspectives, and significant attention is given to the unique strategies and structures distinguishing an African American female aesthetic and critical tradition. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106.

ENGL238: Black Writers in the United States: A Survey (3 hours lecture)

Black writers in the United States from Colonial times to the present. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL239: Social Protest Literature in America (3 hours lecture)

Novels, dramas and poetry of protest against social injustices in the United States since World War I. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL240: English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660 (3 hours lecture)

English literature from its beginnings to 1660 examined through representative works of major and minor authors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL241: English Literature II: 1660 to Present (3 hours lecture)

English literature from the Restoration to the present. May be taken independently of English Literature I. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL247: The Augustan Age (3 hours lecture)

Important works of English literature 1660-1745, including poetry, criticism, essays, fiction and drama, examined within the literary, cultural, social and intellectual contexts of the age. Offered as ENGL 247 through Winter 2013. To become ENGL 341 effective Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL248: From Sensibility to Romanticism (3 hours lecture)

Important works of English literature--poetry, criticism, philosophical prose, fiction and drama--examined within the literary, social, cultural and intellectual contexts of the period 1745-1800. Offered as ENGL 248 through Winter 2013. To become ENGL 342 effective Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL250: Special Topics in English or American Literature (3 hours lecture)

A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. May be used by English majors as a departmental elective. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL254: English Drama: Beginnings to 1642 (3 hours lecture)

English drama from its Medieval origins to the closing of the theaters in 1642; from miracles, mysteries and moralities through the development of Tudor and Stuart drama. Shakespeare excluded. Offered as ENGL 254 through Winter 2103. To become ENGL 352 effective Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL256: English Novel to 1900 (3 hours lecture)

Form and theme of the English novel through the 18th and 19th centuries, evaluated by literary, social, moral and cultural criteria. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL260: Art of Poetry (3 hours lecture)

An introductory course in reading, interpreting, and evaluating poetry. Attention is paid to style, form, and poetic convention. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL262: Art of Fiction (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to form and techniques in fiction through close reading and discussion of representative texts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL263: Art of Drama (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the major forms, features, eras, and writers of world drama from ancient times to the present. Selections of plays explore ways in which cultural issues are performed. By examining a wide variety of such performances in their historical and political contexts, students will gain a broad appreciation for theater and a deep understanding of the may ways in which it expresses the tragedy and comedy of the human condition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL270: Ethnographies and Autoethnographies of Writers (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide an introduction to Writing Studies through what ethnographic researchers working in the field have discovered about writers, the writing process, and the social context in which writing occurs. At heart this research assumes that writing is social and that context is central to even such seemingly creative and individual act as writing. Through research methodologies drawn originally from anthropology and adapted by writing studies scholars, researchers seek to gather empirical evidence on the ways that writing works in diverse settings, inside and outside of school. Working from an English Studies point of view, student will interrogate ethnographies for how they further our understanding of how writers develop and the social context in which writing occurs. Students will read several book-length texts as well as selected critical articles that engage in the larger questions that these genres raise. Previous course ENWR 270 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL275: Vietnam War and American Culture (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the problem of the legacy of the experience of the Vietnam War (sometimes called the "Vietnam Syndrome") as it is reflected in the culture of the United States and primarily in American literature since the end of the war in 1975. Differing discussions and evaluations of the problems bequeathed by the Vietnam War will be examined in works of political commentary, cultural criticism, history, and foreign affairs, as well as in literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL280: Survey in Rhetorical Theory (3 hours lecture)

Study of rhetoric from the classical period to the present. Students will gain a working knowledge of rhetorical terms and an understanding of major theoretical trends. The course includes examination of major primary source materials, both spoken and written, with an emphasis on the place of rhetoric in civic, political, and cultural contexts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or ENWR 204 or ENWR 205 or ENWR 206 or ENWR 220.

ENGL294: Women Poets (3 hours lecture)

Selected poets from Sappho through Emily Dickinson to Sylvia Plath examined in relation to contemporary women poets. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL300: The Pursuits of English (4 hours lecture)

An inquiry into what constitutes contemporary literary study: its subject matter and its underlying goals and methods. Students study literary and cinematic texts of various genres, as well as literary criticism and theory; inquire into the nature of authorship and of texts; examine and expand their ways of reading, interpreting, and writing about texts; trace the relation of literary criticism to theory; consider the relation of literary study to issues of power; and develop independent habits of thought, research, discussion and analytic writing that are informed by literary theory and criticism. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 220, ENGL 333, ENGL 234, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 240, ENGL 241, ENGL 247, ENGL 250, ENLT 206, ENLT 207, ENGL 260, ENGL 262, ENGL 263. Starting Spring 2013: ENFL 208 or ENFL 251 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 270 or ENGL 280 or ENGL 294 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 235 or ENLT 240 or ENLT 250 or ENGL 260 or ENLT 274 or ENWR 220.

ENGL301: The Novels of Toni Morrison (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on the fiction of Toni Morrison. Readings will include her published novels (from 1970 to the present), as well as selections from her critical writings. Such matters as the nature of her prose style, developments of her literary reputation, and place within the literary canon will be studied. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL305: Young Adult Literature (3 hour lecture)

Students will read a broad representation of Young Adult fiction and concomitant theoretical essays and critical articles. Students will explore the issues surrounding what youths read, the books taught in our nation's schools, the constructs these texts espouse to their intended audiences and what such works reveal about the socio-culturl contexts within which they were produced. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENGL 300, ENLT206, ENLT 207, ENLT 260, ENLT 274, ENGL 234, ENGL 238, ENGL 240, ENGL 241, ENGL 260, ENGL 262, ENGL 263, ENGL 275, ENGL 294 or ENGL 333.

ENGL308: Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature (3 hours lecture)

A study of Asian American literature and film through the lenses of gender and sexuality. Topics addressed will include major issues in Asian American literary studies, such as orientalism, intersections of race and gender, changing gender roles, the invention of "tradition," bachelor societies, queer sexuality, family, intergenerational issues, war, and colonialism and empire. Ethnic groups addressed might include Chinese American, Filipino American, Hmong American, Japanese American, Korean American, South Asian American, and Vietnamese American, among others. Cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies, WMGS 308. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 250 or ENLT 274 or ENWR 220.

ENGL324: American Poetry to 1940 (3 hours lecture)

American poetry from Poe to Langston Hughes with an emphasis on what makes the American voice unique. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL325: American Poetry: World War II to Present (3 hours lecture)

American poetry beginning with William Carlo Williams and continuing to the present with an emphasis on new attitudes, techniques and contributions to American culture. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL326: Early American Literature (3 hours lecture)

American literature from the Puritans to 1800, tracing the development of colonial and revolutionary thought and the beginning of America's cultural independence. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL333: Literature of American Renaissance (3 hours lecture)

An analysis of American literary texts between 1820 and 1865. Covers American Romantics like Hawthorne, Melviille, and Poe and transcendentalists like Margaret Fuller, Emerson, Thoreau, and Witmen. Special attention given to political writings (e.g., Lydia Maria Child, Frederick Douglass) and to women writers (including Fanny Fern, Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott). Previous course ENGL 226 effective through Summer 2011. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 220 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 247 or ENGL 248 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 254 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 275 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 235 or ENLT 250 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274. Starting Spring 2013: ENWR 220 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 254 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 275 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 235 or ENLT 250 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274.

ENGL336: American Literary Realism (3 hours lecture)

The works of James, Howells, Twain, Crane, Norris, Dreiser and others are examined in light of the developing literary concepts of realism, naturalism and social Darwinism in the changing cultural period between 1860 and 1900. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL337: Modern American Fiction (3 hours lecture)

American fiction from 1918 to 1945 with attention to the works, criticism and lives of such authors as Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL338: Contemporary American Fiction (3 hours lecture)

Developments in American fiction since the 1940's with attention to such authors as Mailer, Roth, Nabokov and Vonnegut. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL341: The Augustan Age (3 hours lecture)

Important works of English literature 1660-1745, including poetry, criticism, essays, fiction and drama, examined within the literary, cultural, social and intellectual contexts of the age. Previous course ENGL 247 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 220 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 280 or ENGL 294 or ENFL 208 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274 or ENGL 250 or ENLT 250.

ENGL342: From Sensibility to Romanticism (3 hours lecture)

Important works of English literature--poetry, criticism, philosophical prose, fiction and drama--examined within the literary, social, cultural and intellectual contexts of the period 1745-1800. Previous course ENGL 248 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 220 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 280 or ENGL 294 or ENFL 208 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274 or ENGL 250 or ENLT 250.300 or ENGL 342.

ENGL343: Milton (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the mind and art of Milton. Intensive study of one major work and selections representative of the full range of his achievement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL344: Chaucer (3 hours lecture)

Troilus and Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales and some of the minor poems in Middle English. No previous language training required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL345: Middle English Literature (3 hours lecture)

The literature of England from 1100 to 1400, in its historical and social contexts and in relation to continental literature. Where appropriate, works are read in Middle English. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL346: 19th Century English Romantic Literature (3 hours lecture)

The revolutionary expression of such poets and essayists as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Hazlitt, De Quincey and Lamb. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL347: Victorian Prose and Poetry (3 hours lecture)

Mid and late 19th century responses to the emergence of modern British society demonstrated in the works of Carlyle, Mill, Ruskin, Huxley, Newman, Arnold, Morris, Tennyson and Browning. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL348: Renaissance Literature (3 hours lecture)

Major poets and prose writers of 16th and early 17th century England such as Sydney, Lyly, Nashe, Greene, Donne and Browne, whose individual contributions in poetry and prose reflect the literary and philosophical preoccupations of the period. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL352: English Drama: Beginnings to 1642 (3 hours lecture)

English drama from its Medieval origins to the closing of the theaters in 1642; from miracles, mysteries and moralities through the development of Tudor and Stuart drama. Shakespeare excluded. Previous course ENGL 254 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENGL 263 or ENWR 220.

ENGL353: Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories (3 hours lecture)

Representative comedies and histories: their sources, devices and characteristics; their staging in the context of Elizabethan society; and Shakespeare's vision of man as actor. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL354: Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances (3 hours lecture)

Representative tragedies and romances: their sources, devices and characteristics; their staging in the context of Elizabethan society; and Shakespeare's view of man in the tragic mode and in the later romances. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL356: Modern British Fiction 1900-1945 (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the Modernist period in British Literature, 1900-1945. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Joseph Conrad, D.H.Lawrence, E.M.Forster, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rebecca West, Katherine Mansfield, and Samuel Beckett. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 and ENWR 106.

ENGL357: Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990 (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the post-World War period in British Literature, 1946-1990. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Graham Greene, Doris Lessing, Kingsley Amis, Samuel Selvon, V.S.Naipaul, John Fowles, Buchi Emecheta, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 and ENWR 106 OR HONP 100 and HONP 101.

ENGL358: Recent British Fiction 1990-Present (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the post-Cold War period in British Literature, 1990-present. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Kiran Desai, Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan, Irvine Welsh, Salman Rushdie, Colm Toibin, Rohinton Mistry, Pat Barker, Monica Ali. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100; and ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL359: James Joyce (3 hours lecture)

An in-depth study of James Joyce, one of the preeminent novelists of the twentieth century. The course will devote significant time to his long novel Ulysses. Other works including the short story collection Dubliners, the novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the experimental novel Finnegans Wake, as well as Joyce's poetry, drama and critical writings, may also be included. Joyce's work will be studied in the contexts of international modernism, the artist's own life, Irish and British politics, and Joyce's place in literary history. His understanding of religion, gender, sexuality, language, nationalism, empire, the epic tradition, and Irish culture will all be subjects of discussion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENGL 300, ENGL 234, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 240, ENGL 241, ENGL 250, ENGL 256, ENGL 260, ENGL 262, ENGL 263, ENLT 206, or ENLT 207.

ENGL364: Contemporary Poetry (3 hours lecture)

Distinctive movements in poetry since the imagists, comparing the diverse styles, themes and poetic theories of representative poets of English-speaking countries. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL365: Poetry and Performance (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the roles of textuality, orality, and performativity in the work of American poets since 1950. Using interdisciplinary approaches, students consider the formal and political functions of poetry as it is performed across different media. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 248 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 294 or ENFL 208 or ENFL 250 or ENFL 255 or ENWR 205 or ENWR 210 or ENWR 212 or ENWR 213 or ENWR 215 or ENWR 220 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 250 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274. Starting Spring 2013: ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 342 or ENFL 208 or ENFL 250 or ENFL 255 or ENWR 205 or ENWR 210 or ENWR 212 or ENWR 213 or ENWR 215 or ENWR 220 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 250 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274.

ENGL370: English Independent Study I

A scholarly interest beyond the scope of a presently offered course pursued under the direction of a specialist in that field of interest. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; departmental approval.

ENGL371: English Independent Study II

A second scholarly interest beyond the scope of a presently offered course pursued under the direction of a specialist in that field of interest or a study begun in ENGL 370 that continues for a second term. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; departmental approval.

ENGL393: American Political Novel Since 1900 (3 hours lecture)

The political themes reflected in American novels arising from Social Darwinism, Socialism, Communism, World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; and a survey course in one of the following: American literature, American history, sociology or political science.

ENGL401: Old English Language and Literature (3 hours lecture)

Selected prose and poetry representative of the heroic, elegiac, religious and popular traditions of pre-conquest England, with recitation and reading in the original old English. No previous language training required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL444: 17th Century English Poetry (3 hours lecture)

The schools of Donne and Jonson and the works of Marvell and Dryden. Milton excluded. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL455: Restoration and 18th Century Drama (3 hours lecture)

Major innovation of dramatic form and conventions in the period from 1660 to 1715 on the English stage in the works of Etherege, Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh and Dryden. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL456: 20th Century English Novel (3 hours lecture)

The literary and cultural context and the stylistic and structural changes in representative British novels of the 20th century. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL493: Seminar in American Literature (3 hours seminar)

The works of one major American author in depth or of a group of authors whose works are related by theme, artistic form or cultural period. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major.

ENGL494: Seminar in English Literature (3 hours seminar)

The works of one major English author in depth or of a group of English authors whose works are related by theme, artistic form or cultural period. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major.

ENGM284: The English Language (3 hours lecture)

The history and development of English from its Indo-European and Germanic origins to the present, with emphasis on the morphology of Old and Middle English. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGM384: The Grammars of English (3 hours lecture)

A critical overview of traditional, structural, and transformational-generative approaches to the problems of analyzing the grammar of the English language; practical applications for teaching English and for understanding grammatical principles as a means of more effective writing and literary analysis. Cross listed with Linguistics, LNGN 384. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101 or LNGN 210.

ENLT206: World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme (3 hours lecture)

This course combines Western with non-Western works to approximate an approach to a "global perspective" on literature. It is designed to introduce the student to major works of world literature; to foster an international literary sensibility; to present a variety of cultural perspectives in a context which demonstrates how they are interrelated: to present students with assignments that will direct them toward developing skills of literary analysis and interpretation; and to guide students in deepening their awareness of the connections between national literatures and their cultural contexts. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT207: World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge (3 hours lecture)

Organized around the premise that writers have two fundamental ways of responding to the challenge of their culture, conformity or dissent, this course will present literary works in pairs that represent opposing ways of responding to the same subject. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT230: Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture (3 hours lecture)

Through an exploration of writings by and about Muslim women in various parts of the world, students will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the variety of aesthetic forms and narrative structures embodied therein. Representation in other cultural forms such as film will also be looked at to challenge monolithic assumptions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT235: Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature (3 hours lecture)

Students of contemporary Chinese women's literature will analyze specific narrative techniques used in the representation of women in light of the literary inscriptions of place, family, history, gender, sexual politics, nationalism, and transnationalism. Students will examine how these narratives raise questions about Chinese origins, memories, desires and subjectivities in the age of globalization. Our primary focus will be on fiction written by women from mainland China, Taiwan, and Chinese diaspora. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT240: Survey of Brazilian Literature (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the literature of Brazil focusing on the second half of the 19th Century and continuing to the present day . The course is taught entirely in English. Major movements such as lndianismo, Brazilian Modernism, the "Cannibalist" approach, the Generation of 1945 and Concretism will be explored. The course will address a number of themes, such as the invention of national identity; the history of slavery; the celebration of interracial erotic desire; gender and its relationship to power; Catholicism and candomble; "Third World" capitalism and class struggle; and the politics of samba and carnival as represented in the national literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT250: Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3 hours lecture)

A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. Satisfies the departmental major requirement in comparative literature. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT260: Myth and Literature (3 hours lecture)

Myth and the myth-making process: the origins, meanings and major archetypes and motifs of Occidental and Oriental myths. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT274: Twentieth Century Literature of Immigration (3 hours lecture)

The Literature of Immigration examines the experience of immigrants to the United States through the fiction, poetry and drama of writers of varying cultural backgrounds to learn about the customs, religions, mores and assimilative strategies of old and new immigrant groups. Literary strategies used by the writers will be emphasized. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT315: American Indian Themes (3 hours lecture)

"American Indian Themes" will be organized around the following topics: attitudes toward the land and animals; relationship to the divine and its manifestations, gods and goddesses; culture, specifically understood as arts and rituals; gender identities and family structures; political realities of a conquered people; contemporary status of American-Indians and their lives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT316: African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English (3 hours lecture)

"African, Asian, and Caribbean Literature in English" will include four genres: prose, poetry, drama, and performance pieces. Significant connections will be drawn among the varieties of English and the thematic and critical issues being raised by experts who are studying these literatures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT330: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament as a work of literature. Biblical texts covered in part or full may include the following: Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Job, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, the Song of Songs, Esther, Daniel, Jonah, and the major prophets. Attention will be paid to the themes, historical background, and formal literary qualities of biblical prose and poetry and their influence on later literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 247 or ENGL 248 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 254 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 275 or ENGL 294 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 235 or ENLT 250 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274 or ENWR 204 or ENWR 210 or ENWR 220. Starting Spring 2013: ENWR 220 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 254 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 275 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 230 or ENLT 235 or ENLT 250 or ENLT 260 or ENLT 274.

ENLT336: European Romanticism (3 hours lecture)

Examination of the origins and development of Romantic literature in Europe, ca. 1780 to 1830. Emphasis on comparative analysis of genres (poetry, drama, prose, memoir, and novellas) and themes common to Romantic-era writing, such as nature, utopia, freedom, the grotesque, and the uncanny. Authors may include Goethe, Hoffmann, Kleist, Holderlin, and Heine; Rousseau, Hugo, Nerval, and Chateaubriand; as well as overlooked writers from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208, ENGL 240, ENGL 241, ENGL 247, ENGL 248, ENGL 250, ENGL 256, ENGL 260, ENGL 262, ENGL 294, ENLT 206, ENLT 207, ENLT 250, ENWR 212, ENWR 213 or ENWR 220. Starting Spring 2013: ENFL 208 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342 or ENLT 206 or ENLT 207 or ENLT 250 or ENWR 212 or ENWR 213 or ENWR 220.

ENLT348: Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939 (3 hours lecture)

Irish fiction, drama, poetry, and prose during a period of energetic cultural nationalism from the 1890's through the Irish War of Independence and into the 1930's. Particular attention will be paid to the works of Joyce, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Gregory and others. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT349: Contemporary Irish Literature (3 hours lecture)

A study of contemporary Irish writers reflecting cultural, social, political, economic and class changes since the Irish Revival period. Writers include Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Eavan Boland, and Brian Friel. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT350: Modern Irish Drama (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to Irish drama from the great plays of the Abbey Theatre's earliest days through the late twentieth century. Playwrights studied may include W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J.M. Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, and Sebastian Barry. We will look at the formal and literary qualities of the plays and at the place of Irish drama in the emerging movement for Irish independence in the early years of the last century. The later plays will be considered in terms of their responses to the traditions of Irish drama and to contemporary cultural politics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 220 or ENGL 333 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 248 or ENGL 254 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 300. Starting Spring 2013: ENWR 220 or ENGL 333 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 254 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 342.

ENLT366: African Myth and Literature (3 hours lecture)

The nature of the sub-Saharan experience and vision through African myths and literary works within the context of culture, criticism and theory. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT367: Contemporary African Literature (3 hours lecture)

A comparative study of the literatures of African writers from countries with a history of British colonialism dating from the 1960's to the present. Topics will include: forms of storytelling and narrative representation; contemporary issues and themes in postcolonial texts; political and aesthetic frameworks; and dissemination of African literatures in a global market. ENLT 206 or 207 recommended. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT372: Women Prose Writers (3 hours lecture)

Readings in the international fiction and non-fiction of women writers. The focus will be on such themes as the nature of the family, changing relationships between women and men, evolving concepts of the "feminine," the impact of colonialism on gender related issues (i.e. work and women's identity) and interrelationships between religion and women's lives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT373: Literary Modernism (3 hours lecture)

The intellectual concepts of Futurism, Dada, Surrealism and Expressionism in the early 20th century, which continue to influence literature and art. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT374: Contemporary European Drama (3 hours lecture)

Plays representing the themes, values and dramatic techniques of selected British and continental (French, German, Italian, Russian and/or other) dramatists. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT375: Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill (3 hours lecture)

Major modern plays and the playwrights whose critical insights and historical perspectives led to their unique contributions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT376: Modern European Novel (3 hours lecture)

The creative expression of such novelists as Gide, Hesse, Kafka, Proust and Woolf as shaped by events of the period 1910 to 1930, and how these works influenced the future of the novel. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT377: Speculative Fiction: Fantasy (3 hours lecture)

The impossible and improbable in fairy tales, myth, legend, horror, sword and sorcery, the supernatural and high fantasy as a critical mode. Technological science fiction excluded. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT378: Science Fiction (3 hours lecture)

Fiction of the future that speculates and extrapolates from the physical and social sciences, selected from both the classics and contemporary writings. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT381: Comic and Satiric Tradition (3 hours lecture)

Comic and satiric devices compared and exemplified historically from Aristotle's time to the present. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT398: Autobiography (3 hours lecture)

Autobiographical readings, especially in letters, diaries, and journals, from ancient times to the present. Emphasis on the aesthetics of autobiography, autobiography as the mirror of an age, and autobiography as a model of the examined life. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT463: History of Criticism (3 hours lecture)

The modes of critical thought expressed by major figures in the classical era, their imitators and interpreters in the Renaissance and neo-classic period, the innovators among the romantics, and critics of the 20th century. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT464: Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot (3 hours lecture)

Works of the French symbolists and the Georgian and imagist poets of Britain, the continent and America whose theories and principles underlie modern poetics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT492: Seminar in Comparative Literature (3 hours seminar)

A culture, era, theme or literary approach studied through international literary masterpieces. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major.

ENWR200: Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry, Drama (3 hours lecture)

Writing as a creative process with explorations in poetry, drama, fiction and autobiography. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR204: Advanced Expository Writing (3 hours lecture)

A course designed to help general students improve their expository writing beyond the level of skill developed in the freshman composition course. Particular emphasis will be placed on argument and persuasion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR205: Creative Nonfiction (3 hours lecture)

Advanced writing skills with stress on developing a personal writing style, adapting writing style to various subjects and audiences and experimenting with different modes of exposition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR206: Workplace Writing (3 hours lecture)

This writing-intensive course focuses on the skills needed for effective communication in the workplace, with an emphasis on audience, genre, and use of technology. Students will learn how to construct persuasive proposals, executive summaries, and other professional writing documents. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR207: Technical Writing (3 hours lecture)

Writing skills essential in technology, science and industry with emphasis on mechanism and process description, analysis of data, recommendation proposals and formal reports. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR210: News Reporting (3 hours lecture)

Writing news articles according to contemporary practices. Interviewing techniques are explored as well as a respect for facts, impartiality, and fairness. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ENWR211: Advanced News Reporting: Field Experience (2 hours lecture, l hour other)

Combines classroom instruction with extensive off-campus (often evening) field work. Students will have their own reporter "beats" covering various municipalities near Montclair State University on a weekly basis. "Beats" will include town council, city boards and agencies, police, courts, etc. Breaking news stories written to tight deadlines, as well as major analytical pieces. Intense discussion of actual reporting problems encountered in the field: making contacts, using unnamed sources, dealing with officials, canvassing neighborhoods, etc. Emphasis on students' initiative working on their own, and relentless follow-through. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 210.

ENWR212: Introduction to Poetry Writing (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to techniques of writing poetry alongside basic instruction in form and prosody. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR213: Introduction to Fiction Writing (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to techniques of writing fiction, with an emphasis on the building blocks of narrative. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR215: Beginning Drama Workshop (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to writing and evaluating dramatic dialogue with consideration of the problems of form, characterization and action. Usually students will complete a one-act play. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR216: History of Journalism in America (3 hours lecture)

Evolution of the American press is examined through research and discussion of significant periods, individuals and issues from 1600 to the present. 3 sh.

ENWR220: Writing in the Major: the Analytic Essay (3 hours lecture)

Organized around individual instructors' chosen topic or theme, this course will focus on the development of students' skills in writing thesis-driven analytic essays about literary and cultural texts. Students will strengthen their reading and analytic abilities, using those skills to construct sophisticated arguments. Students will learn and apply the vocabulary, writing conventions, research methods, and documentation practices of the discipline. Students will write 5000-6000 words of formal prose and regularly revise their essays with feedback from peers and the instructor. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in English. Recommended but not required as a precursor to Pursuits of English. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101. English majors only.

ENWR250: Special Topics in Writing (3 hours lecture)

A course in writing not included in the regular departmental offerings. May be used by English majors as a departmental elective. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR300: Meet the Press (3 hours lecture)

Study of issues and problems in modern journalism through lectures and by writings of working journalists. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 210.

ENWR311: Intermediate Fiction Workshop (3 hours lecture)

Intermediate practice in techniques of writing fiction, with an emphasis on longer, more complex material. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 213 and departmental approval.

ENWR312: Intermediate Poetry Workshop (3 hours lecture)

Intermediate practice in writing poetry through reading, workshops, and exercises in form and technique. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 212 and departmental approval.

ENWR313: Editing (3 hours lecture)

Copy editing, proofreading and basic editorial skills. Articles are analyzed for accuracy, libel, precise diction and tightening. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 210.

ENWR314: Advanced Editing (3 hours lecture)

Techniques learned in editing are reinforced. Layout, headlines and production are explored. Rewriting and fitting articles are worked on extensively. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 313.

ENWR315: Magazine Journalism (3 hours lecture)

Researching, writing and placing feature stories in mass circulation magazines. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 210 or permission of the instructor.

ENWR316: Reporting of Public Affairs (3 hours lecture)

News articles on the activities of government at the local level, including writing reports on the proceedings of civil and criminal court and city/county executive councils. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 210.

ENWR317: Feature Writing (3 hours lecture)

All aspects of writing personality profiles and of writing critical reviews, columns and/or sports features. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 210.

ENWR318: Intermediate Drama Workshop (3 hours lecture)

Intermediate writing of one-act and/or full-length plans with class analysis, conferences, and staged readings. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 215 and departmental approval.

ENWR350: Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism (3 hours lecture)

This course exposes students to writing-as-social-action through intensive study of the topic of sexual violence against women. Students will gain a broad-based understanding of community literacy and the role of writing outside school walls in order to fully explore how writing can function as an activist tool for the prevention of sexual violence. We will read broadly on the issue of sexual violence against women-analyzing depictions of rape in popular language, exploring how rape has been discussed in feminist theory and scholarship, and researching community-based and activist responses to rape and its prevention--in order to strengthen our own literacy practices towards prevention and awareness-raising. Students will be familiar with local, national, and international agencies that work to protect women from sexual violence and advocate for rape survivors. Students will develop activist writing projects that work to serve and further these existing efforts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENGL 300, ENWR 250, ENWR 204, ENWR 205, ENWR 206, ENWR 207, ENWR 210, ENWR 211 or WMGS 201.

ENWR371: Teaching Writing: Grades 6-12 (3 hours lecture)

This writing-intensive course offers students an introduction to the theory and practice of teaching writing to middle and high school students. Students will explore all aspects of the writing process through the following activities: journaling, free-writing, drafting and revising analytical essays, peer review, and conferencing. Students will conduct research on writing issues, read foundational composition scholarship, respond to sample secondary-level writing, and experiment with approaches to teaching writing. This course includes a service-learning component and requires students to complete 15 hours as writing tutors in the Montcliar public schools. The course fulfills the "writing intensive" requirement for English majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 204 or ENWR 205 or ENWR 206 or ENWR 207 or ENWR 220 or ENWR 250 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 270 or ENGL 280.

ENWR385: Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing (3 hours lecture)

This 3 credit course will introduce students to the theory and practice of individualized instruction. Students will explore three general but inter-related areas: how writers write, how they learn to write, and how to help writers revise their work. Students will read recent and historical scholarship in Writing Studies, learn how to provide useful comments on drafts of papers, original research on writers and writing, and reflect on their own experiences as writers and tutors. Students will practice these approaches in class, on line, and in the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE). 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 205 or ENWR 206 or ENWR 207 or ENWR 210 or ENWR 212 or ENWR 213 or ENWR 220 or ENWR 250 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 270 or ENGL 280 or ENGL 300.

ENWR400: Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore the ways in which writing exists beyond the boundaries of what we have come to know as "writing or school". As we learn about the many manifestations and purposes of writing outside of school, we will ultimately reflect on more traditional ideas about school writing in order to think about the relationships between these varied contexts. We will explore writing practices that extend beyond academic discourse alone and into alternate genres that can bring communities together and create social and political change. This writing can take on many different forms: oral history projects; community-based creative writing collections; political manifestos; grant proposals; awareness-raising pamphlets and newletters, and more. This course will offer a foundational understanding of how writing practices develop on the community level, distinct from school-based practices, and invite and expanded notion of what it could mean to write inside-and outside- of school. We will work as researchers and program builders in order to put some of these ideas into practical shape. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 301 or ENWR 315 or ENWR 317 or ENWR 371 or ENWR 385 or ENGM 384 or departmental approval.

ENWR407: Advanced Literary Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Writing of interpretive essays; applying traditional and contemporary critical approaches to selected works. Responding to them in scholarly writing. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR411: Advanced Fiction Workshop (3 hours lecture)

Fiction writing with intensive class analyses, individual conferences, and completion of a capstone project. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 311 and departmental approval.

ENWR412: Advanced Poetry Workshop (3 hours lecture)

Poetry writing with intensive class analyses, individual conferences, and completion of a capstone project. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 312 and departmental approval.

ENWR416: Interpretive Journalism (3 hours lecture)

Studying and writing columns, editorials and news articles. Students will compare different styles of interpretive reporting and develop their own skills in this area. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 210, ENWR 314.

ENWR491: Seminar in Writing (3 hours seminar)

Creative writing, expository writing or theories of the teaching of composition for the advanced student. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major.

LNGN220: Structure of American English (3 hours lecture)

The phonology, morphology, syntax of American English, geographical and social dialects; traditional, structural and transformational approaches to grammar. 3 sh.

LNGN284: History of the English Language (3 hours lecture)

English from its Indo-European origins up to and including the eighteenth-century grammarians. The Germanic strains; old, middle and modern English. 3 sh.

LNGN384: The Grammars of English (3 hours lecture)

A critical overview of traditional, structural, and transformational-generative approaches to the problems of analyzing the grammar of the English language; practical applications for teaching English and for understanding grammatical principles as a means of more effective writing and literary analysis. Cross listed with English, ENGM 384. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101 or LNGN 210.