English

Department of English

GENG 235. Survey of English Literature: From Beowulf to the 18th Century. 3 credits.

A general survey presented chronologically.

GENG 236. Survey of English Literature: 18th Century to Modern. 3 credits.

A general survey presented chronologically.

GENG 239. Studies in World Literature. 3 credits.

Introduction to masterpieces of world literature with emphasis on non-Western literature. (May be focused regionally or topically.)

GENG 247. Survey of American Literature: From the Beginning to the Civil War. 3 credits.

A general survey presented chronologically.

GENG 248. Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Modern Period. 3 credits.

A general survey presented chronologically.

ENG 250. Literature and Values. 3 credits.

A study of critical value problems facing humanity as expressed in selected literary works. Themes such as individual vs. society, Utopian explorations, alienation and community will provide the focus.

GENG 260. Survey of African-American Literature. 3 credits.

Survey of literature by African-American authors from the 18th century to the present.

ENG 290. Intermediate Composition. 3 credits.

This course stresses the argumentative and persuasive essay as well as grammar and usage.

ENG 293. Exploring Careers in English. 2 credits

An introduction to academic and career opportunities in English. Students will research and shape academic and career interests, with particular attention to articulating the relationship between the reading, writing and analytical skills they develop as majors and their long-term career plans.

ENG 294: Internship in English. 1 credit.

Provides English majors with work experience in career fields they are interested in pursuing. A journal, research paper and presentation on the experience are required. Prerequisites: Major status and completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 295A.

ENG 299: Writing About Literature. 3 credits.

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for interpreting, researching, and writing about literature. Students will learn basic literary terms, acquire an understanding of canon formation and transformation, and gain a knowledge of literary theories. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major.

ENG 302. Special Topics in Literature and Language. 3 credits.

Study of a particular literary or linguistics topic. May be repeated for credit when course content changes but not more than once, except with the approval of the department head.

ENG 304. Modern Literature and Religion. 3 credits.

Using a variety of readings, this course explores twentieth century literary perspectives on the religious and literary culture of the western traditions. Genre, readings, and emphasis may vary with the instructor.

ENG 305. Mythology. 3 credits.

Study of the nature and meaning of Greek myths as interpreted and reinterpreted in significant works of ancient and modern literature.

ENG 306. The Bible as Literature. 3 credits.

Study of Hebrew and Christian scripture as literary and cultural texts which have influenced subsequent literature and culture.

ENG 311. Medieval Literature and Culture. 3 credits.

An introduction to the literature and culture of the Middle Ages through selected Old English, Norse/Icelandic, Middle English, Old Irish, French, German, Latin and Arabic texts in translation.

ENG 312. Special Topics in Medieval Literature. 3 credits.

Studies in medieval literature. May be organized by theme, genre, geography, or date and may focus on cultural context, and critical or theoretical  issues. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 313. Poetry and Prose of the Early British Renaissance.  3 credits.

Chief poets and prose writers of the early British Renaissance, including Skelton, More, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare.

ENG 314. Seventeenth-Century British Literature. 3 credits.

Chief prose writers of the 17th century, including such writers as Bacon, Burton, Browne, Walton, Hobbes, Dryden, and Pepys.

ENG 315. Seventeenth-Century British Poetry. 3 credits.

Chief poets of the 17th century from Donne to the Restoration.

ENG 316. Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century British Drama. 3 credits.

Major works of British dramatists, excluding Shakespeare, from 1500-1660.

ENG 321. Restoration and 18th-century British Prose and Poetry. 3 credits.

A study of the poetry and prose (other than the novel) from the Age of Satire, including works by Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Johnson.

ENG 322. Restoration and 18th-Century British Drama. 3 credits.

Dramatists from Dryden and Wycherley to Goldsmith and Sheridan.

ENG 323. Eighteenth-Century British Novel. 3 credits.

A study of the rise and development of the novel in England during the 18th century.

ENG 325. Romantic Poetry. 3 credits.

A study emphasizing selected works of major Romantic poets.  Attention given to critical theories, intellectual and cultural movements and poetic forms.

ENG 327. The Gothic: Change and Continuity. 3 credits.

A study of the origins, influence and transformations of Gothic fiction from the 18th century to the present, with emphasis on the literary uses of the supernatural.

ENG 329. Victorian Literature. 3 credits.

Study of British literature of the Victorian period with primary emphasis on poetry and nonfiction prose.

ENG 330. The 19th-Century English Novel. 3 credits.

The development of the English novel in the 19th century and the study of representative works.

ENG 331. Modern Poetry. 3 credits.

British and American poetry from 1900 to 1945.

ENG 332. Contemporary Poetry. 3 credits.

British and American poetry from 1945 to the present.

ENG 333. Modern Drama. 3 credits.

Drama from 1900 to 1960.

ENG 334. Contemporary Drama. 3 credits.

Drama from 1960 to the present.

ENG 340. Modern British Novel. 3 credits.

The British novel from 1900 to 1945.

ENG 341. Contemporary British Novel. 3 credits.

The British novel from 1945 to the present.

ENG 342. Early American Literature. 3 credits.

Significant genres, writers and literary movements of the 17th and 18th centuries.

ENG 343. Writers of the American Renaissance. 3 credits.

Selected works of major figures such as Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and Whitman.

ENG 344. American Realism and Naturalism. 3 credits.

Selected works of major figures such as Dickinson, Twain, Howells, James, Crane, Norris and Dreiser.

ENG/THEA 347. Playwriting. 3 credits.

Study of the process of writing plays. Consideration of plot, character, thematic material, conflict and dramatic structure. Emphasis on individual writing assignments.

ENG 352. The American Novel to 1914. 3 credits.

A study of the development of the American novel from its beginnings to the modern period.

ENG 355. Southern Literature. 3 credits.

Southern authors, especially those of the 20th century.

ENG 356. Modern American Novel. 3 credits.

The American novel from 1914 to 1945.

ENG 357. Contemporary American Fiction. 3 credits.

A study of contemporary American novels and short stories written since 1945 with emphasis on current fiction. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 358. Oral Literature. 3 credits.

This course is a study of oral literature which may be organized by theme, geography or genre. The course examines the social, political and artistic reasons for the creation and popularity of this literature. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 361. African American Fiction Writers. 3 credits.

Selected works of fiction by major African-American writers of the 20th century.

ENG 362. African American Poets. 3 credits.

Selected works of poetry by major African-American writers of the 20th century. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 367. Women’s Poetry. 3 credits.

A study of poetry by women.

ENG 368. Women’s Fiction. 3 credits.

A study of novels and short stories by women.

ENG 370. Exploring Gay and Lesbian Literature. 3 credits.

An exploration of texts and issues in literature written by and about Gay and Lesbian writers, including critical and theoretical issues as well as questions of canon. Texts studied may include fiction, poetry, drama, essays and memoirs, written primarily, but not exclusively, in the twentieth century.

ENG 374. Introduction to Anglo-Irish Literature. 3 credits.

Selected writings in English by outstanding Irish poets, playwrights and novelists.

ENG 375. Studies in Anglo-Irish Literature. 3 credits.

Study of the works of one or more Anglo-Irish writers.

ENG 381. An Introduction to Film to 1960. 3 credits.

An analysis of film from its beginnings to the modernism of the 1950’s and early 1960’s.

ENG 382. An Introduction to Film Since 1960. 3 credits.

An analysis of world cinema from early modernism through the present.

ENG 383. Major Film Genres. 3 credits.

The literary and critical study of film genres.

ENG 384. Major Film Directors. 3 credits.

Literary or critical study of several major directors.

ENG 390. Literary Research Writing. 3 credits.

This course is a lecture/workshop on gathering information for developing scholarly papers about literature, organizing research for written presentation and writing research papers using Modern Language Association style.

ENG 392. Introduction to Creative Writing – Poetry. 3 credits.

A basic workshop in reading and writing poetry.

ENG 393. Introduction to Creative Writing – Fiction. 3 credits.

A basic workshop in reading and writing fiction. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 396. Advanced Composition. 3 credits.

Extensive exercises in expository writing, with emphasis on rhetorical types of composition, designed to develop sophistication of style in the student.

ENG 401. Workshop: Cultural and Professional Studies in English and American Language and Literature. 1-3 credits.

Workshops designed to enhance present curriculum through study tours, programs on contemporary issues in scholarship in English and American literature and linguistics and practical in secondary and freshman teaching. 1-3 credit hours, depending on topic, may be allowed toward English major.

ENG 410. Major British or American Authors. 3 credits.

Study of the works of one or more major British or American authors. May be repeated for credit when course content changes; credit may not be earned in both ENG 410 and 510 unless course content changes.

ENG 412. Special Topic Seminar. 3 credits.

Study of a literary school, movement, genre or some other significant literary or linguistic topic. May be repeated for credit when course content changes; credit may not be earned in both ENG 412 and 512 unless course content changes.

ENG 416. Old English Language and Literature. 3 credits.

An introduction to the Old English language through selected readings in poetry and prose. Credit may not be earned in both ENG 416 and 503.

ENG 418. English Linguistics. 3 credits.

Introduction to English linguistics including sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

ENG 419. History of the English Language. 3 credits.

Introduction to the historical study of English including its Indo-European origins. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 420. English Grammar. 3 credits.

ENG 421. Traditional English Grammar. 3 credits.

Introduction to traditional grammar, probing its logic, system and history, with an examination of modern applications of conventional rules.

ENG 422. Modern English Grammar. 3 credits.

Introduction to modern English grammar with attention to the structure of the English language from a modern linguistic perspective.

ENG 425. Survey of Literary Criticism to 1950. 3 credits.

Survey of the nature, function and development of literary criticism from Aristotle to Eliot. Credit may not be earned in for both ENG 425 and ENG 508.

ENG 426. Contemporary Practices in Literary Criticism. 3 credits.

Study of the major debates in current critical discourse. Credit may not be earned for both ENG 426 and ENG 509.

ENG 430. Studies in Comparative Literature. 3 credits.

Comparative study of selected world literature.

ENG 431. Studies in Caribbean Literature. 3 credits.

A survey of the literary achievement of novelists, poets and dramatists of the Caribbean.

ENG 432. Studies in African Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works by African writers, focused by theme, geography or genre. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 433. Studies in Arabic Literature. 3 credits.

A study of Arabic writers. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

ENG/FR 435. Studies in French Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works of French literature. Instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG/GER 436. Studies in German Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works of German literature. Instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG/ITAL 437. Studies in Italian Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works of Italian literature. Instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG/RUS 438. Studies in Russian Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works of Russian literature. Instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 440. Texts for Teachers I. 3 credits.

An examination of selected poems and plays of particular relevance to secondary education minors. (This course satisfies the genre requirement for such minors.)

ENG 441. Texts for Teachers II. 3 credits.

An examination of selected fiction and non-fiction of particular relevance to secondary education minors. (This course satisfies the period requirement for such minors.)

ENG/THEA 447. Advanced Playwriting. 3 credits.

An advanced workshop with emphasis on developing full-length dramatic material. Prerequisite: ENG/THEA 347.

ENG 450. The Open Studio: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Creative Arts. 3 credits.

Introduction to the interdisciplinary studio through discussion of the history of interdisciplinary art and exposure to contemporary examples from dance, theatre, music, creative writing, visual art, film and video. Emphasis on production of original work that evidences the use of another media or collaborative work by artists from different disciplines. Prerequisites: Permission of theinstructor(s) and advanced skill level in one or more of the creative arts.

ENG 451. Chaucer. 3 credits.

The Canterbury Tales and other major works of Chaucer.

ENG 456. Shakespeare’s Comedies and Tragic Histories. 3 credits.

A study of selected comedies and tragic histories; nondramatic work may be considered.

ENG 457. Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Comic Histories. 3 credits.

A study of selected tragedies and comic histories; nondramatic work may be considered.

ENG 458. Shakespeare on the Page and Stage in London.  3 credits.

Students will study the plays of Shakespeare currently in production in London and England with special emphasis on the productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Course can be substituted for either ENG 456 or ENG 457but may not be taken for credit in addition to both.

ENG 461. Milton. 3 credits.

Major prose and poetical works of John Milton with special emphasis on Paradise Lost.

ENG 466. Studies in Women’s Literature. 3 credits.

Advanced study of women’s literary achievements in several cultural and historical contexts. May be focused by theme. Prerequisites: ENG 367 or ENG 368.

ENG 467. Feminist Literary Theory. 3 credits.

An intensive study of a variety of feminist critical approaches and their applications to literature. Prerequisites: ENG 367 or ENG 368.

ENG 483. Narrative Theory. 3 credits.

Poetic forms for writers, with emphasis on theory and current practice. Prerequisites: ENG 393 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 484. Poetic Craft and Creativity. 3 credits.

The study, development and practice of poetic craft. Prerequisite: ENG 392 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 490. Special Studies in English. 3 credits.

Independent study for students with high academic standing. Students may select work in (1) a literary type, period or author; (2) imaginative writing; or (3) linguistics. Approval of department head required; may be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENG 493. Creative Nonfiction. 3 credits.

The writing of nonfiction narratives as a creative art. Prerequisite: ENG 393, ENG 396 or instructor’s permission.

ENG 494. Advanced Poetry Writing. 3 credits.

An advanced workshop with emphasis on developing sound poetic form, voice and vision. Prerequisite: ENG 392 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 495. Advanced Fiction Writing. 3 credits.

An advanced workshop with emphasis on developing sound narrative prose form, style and vision. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisite: ENG 393 or permission of instructor.

ENG 499. Honors. 6 credits.

Year course.

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