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College of Education
ECED 371. Practicum in Early Childhood Education.
2 credits.
Preschool and kindergarten placements will provide for extensive observation and experience with young children and the opportunity to assist teachers as they facilitate children’s growth and learning in contexts that are culturally varied. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Corequisites: READ 366 and ECED 372.
ECED 372. Introduction to Early Childhood Education.
3 credits.
Introductory study of the role of the teacher, the role of the learner and the developing child as the basis for designing programs and developing curriculum for children 0-8 with different abilities and from various cultures. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education. Corequisites: READ 366 and ECED 371.
ECED 401. Problems in Early Childhood Education.
1-3 credits.
Considers current problems and issues in early childhood education. Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
ECED 412. Natural and Social Sciences for Young Children.
3 credits.
Study of content, processes, teaching methods and materials for teaching science and social studies in the early childhood classroom. Knowledge of cognitive development as applied to the selection of content in method will be examined. Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ECED 371, ECED 372 and READ 366; ECED 441, ECED 443, ELED 444 and READ 436. Corequisite: ECED 461.
ECED 441. Practicum in Child Development.
1 credit.
This course is a supervised field experience working in an early childhood laboratory classroom with pre-kindergarten age children. It emphasizes applications of age-appropriate guidance strategies for facilitating children’s total development, including children with diverse needs. Observational strategies for assessing growth and progress are developed. Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ECED 371, ECED 372 and READ 366; a current TB test. Corequisites: ECED 442, ECED 443 and READ 436.
ECED 442. The Young Child.
3 credits.
This course integrates child development knowledge and theories, academic content knowledge, and age/stage appropriate guidance strategies for teaching children pre-kindergarten through grade three. Emphasis on observational/assessment strategies and inquiry processes related to young children’s growth and development as a basis for teaching decisions. Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ECED 371, ECED 372 and READ 366; a current TB test. Corequisites: ECED 441, ECED 443, ELED 444 and READ 436.
ECED 443. Practicum in Primary Grades.
1 credit.
This two-hour, weekly practicum in first or second grade will provide students with experience in planning and implementing math and literacy experiences for young children. Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ECED 371, ECED 372 and READ 366. Corequisites: ECED 441, ECED 442; ELED 444 and READ 436.
ECED 461. Integrated Day Practicum.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
This all-day, primary-grade practicum allows students to demonstrate their educational decision-making skills through planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate activities for children of diverse interests, needs and abilities. Strategies to assess learning, guide behavior, work with professionals and family involvement are applied in this practicum and accompanying seminar. Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ECED 361, ECED 372, ECED 441, ECED 442, ECED 443, READ 366, READ 436 and ELED 444, and current TB test. Corequisites: ECED 464, ELED 462.
ECED 481. Fieldwork in Family and Community.
2 credits. Offered fall and spring.
This fieldwork is designed to provide support for students and reinforces skills and concepts learned during the education program which are being applied during student teaching. Particular attention is given to school and family/community unity. Prerequisite: Grades of “C” or better in ECED 361, ECED 372, ECED 441, ECED 442, ECED 443, ECED 454, ECED 461, READ 366, READ 436, ELED 444 and ELED 462. Corequisite: ECED 480.
ECED 490. Special Studies in Early Childhood Education.
1-3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Designed to give capable students opportunities to complete independent research on educational problems under faculty guidance. The plan for the study must be presented to the department head in prescribed form for approval prior to registration.
ECED 499. Honors in Early Childhood Education.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
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College of Business
GECON 200. Introduction to Macroeconomics.
3 credits. Offered fall, spring and summer.
Behavior of economic systems at the national and international levels. Topics include the methodology of economics as a social science, supply and demand, definition and measurement of important macroeconomic variables, and theoretical models of growth, inflation, interest rates, unemployment, business cycles, stabilization policy, exchange rates and the balance of payments.
ECON 201. Principles of Economics (Micro).
3 credits. Offered fall, spring and summer.
Topics covered include supply and demand, consumer choice, economics of the firm and industry, production costs, distribution theory, international trade, comparative economic systems, and the philosophy of economics.
ECON 222. Contemporary Economic Issues and Policy Alternatives.
3 credits. Offering to be announced.
Application of elementary economic theory to current economic issues. Special emphasis is placed on public policy alternatives. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 225. Money and Banking.
3 credits. Offered summer.
Examines the economic role of money, banking and monetary policy within current institutional settings and under alternative theories explaining the interrelationships between money, the financial system and economic activity. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 270. International Economics.
3 credits. Offered fall, spring and summer.
A survey of the relationships among national economies, including trade theory, trade policy, international monetary relations and the balance of payments. Not open to students who are enrolled in or have already received credit in ECON 370 or 372. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 300. Special Topics in Economics.
3 credits. Offering to be announced.
Examination of special topics in theoretical or applied economics not covered in the current economics curriculum. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisites: GECON 200 and ECON 201 or equivalent.
ECON 301. Economies in Transition.
3 credits. Offered spring.
A study of the evolution and operation of the post-Soviet Union economy. Special emphasis is given to the new independent states and their market reforms and foreign economic policies. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 302. History of Economic Thought.
3 credits. Offered spring.
Major contributions within the history of economic thought are studied in relation to both the historical circumstances within which they arose and the role each played in shaping contemporary, competing economic doctrines. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 305. Environmental Economics.
3 credits. Offered fall.
An analysis of the problems of the environment, their causes and alternative proposed methods of solution. Air and water pollution will be stressed as case studies of environmental problems. Prerequisite: ECON 201.
ECON 306. The Economics of Women and The Family.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Examines facts and theories pertaining to the various economic roles of women in America. The economics of marriage, divorce and childbearing are examined as are empirical and theoretical explanations of occupational and wage differentials between the sexes. Prerequisite: ECON 201.
ECON 310. Economic History of the United States.
3 credits. Offering to be announced.
A survey of the economic growth and development of the United States from Colonial times to the present. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems.
3 credits. Offered fall.
An examination of the distinguishing characteristics, institutions and performances of the various types of major economic systems in the world today. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 326. Public Finance.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Introduction to the field of public finance including theories and principles of taxation, government expenditure, public debt and fiscal administration. Studies interrelationships between federal, state and local finance, shifting and incidence of tax, and the burden of public debt. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 331. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Intermediate analysis of the determination of price, resource allocation and product distribution in a free enterprise economy. Prerequisites: ECON 201, GECON 200, and MATH 205 or MATH 235.
ECON 332. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Intermediate-level analysis of the major approaches to the determination of economic aggregates with emphasis given to structuring a common analytic framework. Prerequisites: ECON 201, GECON 200, and MATH 205 or MATH 235.
ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Emphasizes availability of exhaustible resources and optimum utilization rates. Examines questions of intertemporal allocation and costs of growth. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 345. Industrial Organization.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
An examination of contemporary U.S. industrial concentration both in the aggregate and within particular industries with emphasis on public policy implications. Alternative theories of the firm are considered in relation to different market structures. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 360. Labor Economics.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Study of the economics of labor markets. Attention is given to the structure and operation of labor markets, wage determination, employment, unions, and contemporary labor problems and policies. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 365. Economic Development.
3 credits. Offered fall.
A study of the characteristics of under-development, theories of economic development and the underlying causes for varying standards of living among the world’s people. Considerable time will be spent on studying social and cultural factors that influence economic growth and their potential effect on the economic progress of the less-developed countries. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 370. International Trade and Trade Policies.
3 credits. Offered fall.
An examination of the classical and modern theories of international trade, the effects of such trade on the domestic economy, the effects of barriers to free trade and an appraisal of U.S. commercial policy since 1948. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON/FIN 372. International Finance and Payments.
3 credits. Offered fall, spring and summer.
Examines international financial markets, instruments and institutions; determination of spot and forward exchange rates, interest arbitrage, hedging and speculation; and alternative policies for achieving equilibrium in international payments. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 382. Urban Economics.
3 credits. Offered spring.
A detailed examination of the economic aspects of urbanization with emphasis on metropolitan land use and location theory. Urban problems considered include housing, poverty, labor markets and municipal finances. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 385. Econometrics.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Course discusses construction of models based on economic theory including identification of variables, development and testing of hypotheses for single- and multi-equation systems. Prerequisites: ECON 201, GECON 200, COB 191 or MATH 220, and MATH 205 or MATH 235.
ECON 394. Economics Internship.
3 credits. Offered fall, spring and summer.
Academic credit for an approved internship experience. Registration for the course must be concurrent with the internship. An application showing how all requirements for the internship will be met must be approved prior to registration. May be taken on a credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and GECON 200.
ECON 400. Advanced Topics in Economics.
3 credits. Offering to be announced.
Examination of special topics in theoretical or applied economics not covered in the current economics curriculum. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisites: ECON 331 and ECON 332 or permission of instructor.
ECON 401. Senior Assessment in Economics.
0 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Students participate in testing, interviews and other assessment activities as approved by the economics program. Grades will be assigned on a credit/no-credit basis. Prerequisites: ECON 331, ECON 332, ECON 385 and senior standing.
ECON 405. Political Economy.
3 credits. Offered spring.
Evaluation and critique of mainstream and nontraditional economic paradigms. The interaction of economics and politics in the United States as it affects the distribution of wealth and domestic and international economic policies. Prerequisites: ECON 201, GECON 200, and junior or senior standing.
ECON 426. Theory of Public Choice.
3 credits. Offered spring.
Examines the justification for and nature of public sector activity in a market-based mixed economy. Emphasis is placed on theories of market failure, voting models, conditions of production and provision in the public sector, and models of bureaucratic behavior. Prerequisite: ECON 326 or ECON 331.
ECON 430. Monetary Theory.
3 credits. Offered spring.
Examines alternative theories of the relationships between money, interest rates, price levels, employment and output in order to assess the effectiveness of monetary policy for economic stabilization. Prerequisites: ECON 332 and either MATH 205 or MATH 235.
ECON 431. Advanced Microeconomic Theory.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Examines theories of general equilibrium and the distribution of income, welfare economics, capital theory and information theory. Prerequisites: ECON 331, ECON 332 and either MATH 205 or MATH 235.
ECON 432. Advanced Macroeconomics.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Study of macroeconomics at an advanced level. Topics will normally include, but are not limited to, long-run models of economic growth and short-run models of economic fluctuations. Alternative policies for improving economic performance will be identified and evaluated. Prerequisites: ECON 332, and MATH 205 or MATH 235.
ECON 455. Economics of Regulated Industries.
3 credits. Offered fall.
A study of the rationale, methods and impact on industry behavior of government regulations including public utility regulation and antitrust policies relating to monopoly and competition in the United States. Prerequisite: ECON 331 or ECON 345. Prerequisite or corequisite: ECON 385.
ECON 460. Human Resources.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Examines the role of education and training in enhancing productive skills, employment opportunities and income. Also focuses on American employment and health and welfare policies that relate to the labor market, giving attention to empirical studies. Prerequisite: ECON 306, ECON 331, ECON 332 or ECON 360.
ECON 475. Regional Economics.
3 credits. Offered spring.
A study of local and subnational economics viewed as integral parts of a unified system. Emphasis will be given to the basic economic forces associated with regional growth and decline and related public policy considerations. Prerequisite: ECON 331, ECON 340, ECON 365, and ECON 370 or ECON 382.
ECON 484. Mathematical Economics.
3 credits. Offering to be announced.
Course employs techniques of differentiation and integration for microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis at the intermediate level. Prerequisites: ECON 331, ECON 332, and MATH 205 or MATH 235.
ECON 485. Advanced Econometrics.
3 credits. Offered spring.
Theory and application of statistical techniques to study empirical relationships among economic variables. Students will use econometrics to develop forecasts of economic activity, to estimate limited dependent variable and simultaneous equation models, and to model various time-series processes. Prerequisite: ECON 385.
ECON 487. Economic Consulting.
3 credits. Offered fall.
A research-oriented, senior-level course that provides students an opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge, quantitative techniques and writing skills through research on a set of simulated consulting projects. Prerequisites: ECON 331, ECON 332, ECON 385 and senior standing.
ECON 490. Special Studies in Economics.
1-3 credits each semester. Offered fall, spring and summer.
Designed to give capable students in economics an opportunity to complete independent study under faculty supervision. Admission by recommendation of the instructor and written permission of the director of economics prior to registration. May not be used toward fulfillment of the 400-level requirement for a major in economics.
ECON 499. Honors. Year course.
6 credits. Offered fall and spring.
See catalog description entitled “Graduation with Distinction” and “Graduation with Honors.” Three credits of ECON 499 may be counted toward fulfillment of the 400-level requirement for a major in economics.
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College of Education
EDUC 150. Information in Contemporary Society.
3 credits.
Concerns the individual’s need for information, especially that which will assist in solving problems related to everyday needs and interests and with the agencies and resources which can help to meet those needs. Will not count as social science course for teacher licensure.
EDUC 310. Teaching in a Diverse Society.
2 credits.
This course will examine how personal and professional values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors affect teaching and learning. The pre-service teachers will develop an understanding of similar and unique characteristics of students in grades 6-12, including culture, heritage, language and learning abilities. Corequisites: EDUC 311, READ 432 for middle and secondary students. EDUC 312 for special education students.
EDUC 311. Field Experience in Middle and Secondary Education.
2 credits.
Students devote 60 clock hours to classroom activities that emphasize diversity and literacy in middle and secondary schools under university and public school supervision. Satisfactory performance in this course is required for continuing in teacher education. Corequisites: EDUC 310, READ 432 for secondary education minors; EDUC 310 and/or READ 312 for middle education minors.
EDUC/SPED 312. Field Experience in Special Education and Diversity.
1 credit.
Students devote 30 clock hours to activities in school and nonschool settings that emphasize diversity of individuals and families. Corequisite: EDUC 310.
EDUC 332. Single Camera TV Operation.
1 credit.
A basic understanding of the principles of video equipment along with skills in the use, set up and operation of one-half inch portable videocassette systems.
EDUC 336. Photography in Education.
1 credit.
An introduction to the use and operation of 35mm SLR cameras. Note: All needed equipment will be supplied.
EDUC 339. Production of Computer-based Materials for Education.
1 credit.
Creating educational material in a variety of media for computer-based presentations. Principles of creating visual messages will be examined.
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education.
3 credits.
A study of the practices and issues that affect American education. Consideration is given to such topics as philosophical approaches to education, history of American education, and the organizational and cultural aspects of schools which influence educational practices.
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology.
3 credits.
Principles and procedures of a teaching/learning process designed to provide reliable, effective instruction to learners through systematic application of instructional technology. Includes selecting, producing, evaluating and utilizing nonprint media and equipment for application to instructional process.
EDUC 371. Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language.
3 credits.
This course is designed to provide preservice English as a Second Language to teachers with experiences in designing and implementing instructional strategies to meet the linguistic needs of nonnative students and utilizing assessment instruments to evaluate their progress with a contextualized focus.
EDUC 375. Selected Topics in Media.
1-2 credits.
An in-depth study of a narrowly defined topic or practice in media. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.
EDUC 381. Field Experience in English as a Second Language.
3 credits.
The course provides supervised field experiences in working with English as a Second Language students, NK-12. Preservice teachers will demonstrate competencies developed in the English as a Second Language endorsement program and in consultation with a field supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL minor requirements.
EDUC 401. Problems in Education.
1-3 credits.
Workshop experiences for the development and training of teachers. Prerequisites: EDUC 360 and permission of the program coordinator.
EDUC 416. School Discipline and Classroom Management.
1 credit.
Theory and practices in classroom management and discipline, including specific models and the various legal aspects will be examined.
EDUC 422. Concepts in Second Language Acquisition Research and Application.
3 credits.
This course will help students gain familiarity with second language acquisition research and practice, characteristics of second language learners, assessment and teaching strategies for second language acquisition.
EDUC 425. Cross-Cultural Education.
3 credits.
The course provides students with knowledge of the effects of socio-cultural variables in an instructional setting.
EDUC 428. Assessment for Curriculum Development in English as a Second Language.
3 credits.
The course provides students with a variety of assessment practices for profiling nonnative students’ abilities and for developing appropriate curriculum and evaluating programs.
EDUC 430. General Education Curriculum K-12 Overview.
1 credit.
This course will provide an overview of curriculum in grades K-12. An understanding of objectives, content, materials and trends associated with curriculum will be addressed. Corequisites: READ 430, MIED 530 and SPED 410.
EDUC 480. Student Teaching.
3-12 credits.
Enables students to apply, in the public school classrooms and the comprehensive child development programs, those skills and attitudes acquired in all components of teacher education. Under the guidance of university supervisors, students are provided activities designed to familiarize them with the classroom teacher’s role. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360, appropriate methods courses and permission of the coordinator of field experiences.
EDUC 490. Special Topics in Education.
3 credits.
In-depth examination of selected topics which are of current importance in the field of education. Offered only with approval of School of Education director. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisites: Atleast junior standing and consent of the instructor.
EDUC 499. Honors.
3-6 credits.
Independent research topic initiated and completed by qualified upper-division students. See catalog descriptions entitled “Graduation with Distinction” and “Graduation with Honors.”
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College of Education
ELED 308. Child Development: Birth Through Adolescence.
3 credits.
Skills for observing, recording and interpreting the behavior of children ages three through 12 will be developed so that adult intervention and guidance is appropriate and meaningful. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160 and admission to teacher education. Corequisites: ELED 309, ELED 310, ELED 311 and READ 366.
ELED 309. Learning and Teaching in the Elementary School.
3 credits.
This course provides pre-service teachers with an introduction to learning and teaching processes. Factors affecting learning and the discoveries from brain research set the stage for decisions teachers make about instruction. Models of instruction, active engagement, creating a climate for learning and appropriate planning, implementation and reflection will foster the development of teachers. Throughout the course, issues of age, culture, learning preferences and ability will be presented. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Corequisites: ELED 308, ELED 310, ELED 311 and READ 366.
ELED 310. Diversity in Elementary Education.
3 credits.
This course guides students in critically examining their own perspectives regarding diversity, seeks to expand students’ awareness and understanding of individuals and groups representing differences, and explores pedagogical issues and practices essential for embracing the whole community of learners and their families. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Corequisites: ELED 308, ELED 309, ELED 311 and READ 366.
ELED 311. Practicum with a Focus on Learners and Learning.
3 credits.
This field experience supports the study of child development and emerging literacy through direct observation and interactions with children in a classroom setting. Candidates will examine and reflect on their personal attitudes, assumptions and behaviors toward students and their families who represent diverse class, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Corequisites: ELED 308, ELED 309, ELED 310 and READ 366.
ELED 411. Practicum with a Focus on Curriculum Connections.
3 credits.
This field experience provides candidates with a classroom of students and a mentor teacher with whom to practice the teaching of reading, math, science and social studies. The accompanying seminar explores the integration and construction of meaningful curriculum in elementary education contexts and supports students in their ongoing professional development. Prerequisite: ELED 311. Corequisites: READ 436, ELED 432, ELED 433 and ELED 434.
ELED 432. Children and Science.
3 credits.
This course is a study of content, processes, pedagogy and materials for teaching science in the elementary classroom. Knowledge of cognitive development as applied to the selection of content and methodology for elementary learners will be examined. Prerequisites: ELED 308, ELED 309, ELED 310, ELED 311 and READ 366. Corequisites: READ 436, ELED 411, ELED 433 and ELED 434.
ELED 433. Children and Mathematics: Number, Operations, Algebraic and Geometric Reasoning.
3 credits.
The first of two courses that provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding of design and implement for effective, developmentally appropriate mathematics instruction for grades PreK-6. Emphasis is on children’s mathematical learning and pre-numerical stages through the acquisition of advanced numerical processes and operations and connections to geometric and algebraic reasoning. Prerequisites: MATH 107, MATH 108, MATH 207 and READ 366. Corequisites: READ 436, ELED 411, ELED 432 and ELED 434.
ELED 434. Children and Social Studies.
3 credits.
This course focuses on the content, processes, pedagogy and materials for teaching social studies in the elementary classroom. Knowledge of cognitive development as applied to the selection of content, methods, and materials and strategies for organizing the learning environment for elementary learners will be examined. Prerequisites: ELED 308, ELED 309, ELED 310, ELED 311 and READ 366. Corequisites: READ 436, ELED 411, ELED 432 and ELED 433.
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Department of English
GENG 235. Survey of English Literature: From Beowulf to the 18th Century.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
A general survey presented chronologically.
GENG 236. Survey of English Literature: 18th Century to Modern.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
A general survey presented chronologically.
GENG 239. Studies in World Literature.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
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. Offered fall and spring.
A general survey presented chronologically.
GENG 248. Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Modern Period.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
A general survey presented chronologically.
GENG 260. Survey of African-American Literature.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Survey of literature by African-American authors from the 18th century to the present.
ENG/WRIT 290. Intermediate Composition.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
This course stresses the argumentative and persuasive essay as well as grammar and usage.
ENG 293. Exploring Careers in English.
2 credits. Offered fall and spring.
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.
1-3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Provides English majors with work experience in career fields they are interested in pursuing. A journal, internship report, research paper, bibliography and evaluation from the intern provider are required. Prerequisites: Major or minor status and approval of the internship director.
ENG 299: Writing About Literature.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
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. Prerequisite: Declared English major.
ENG 302. Special Topics in Literature and Language.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
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 20-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 17th-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 20th 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. Offered fall.
An analysis of film from its beginnings to the modernism of the 1950s and early 1960s.
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. Offered spring odd years.
The literary and critical study of film genres.
ENG 384. Major Film Directors.
3 credits. Offered spring even years.
Literary or critical study of several major directors.
ENG 392. Introduction to Creative Writing – Poetry.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
A basic workshop in reading and writing poetry.
ENG 393. Introduction to Creative Writing – Fiction.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
A basic workshop in reading and writing fiction. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.
ENG/WRIT 396. Advanced Composition.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
Extensive exercises in expository writing, with emphasis on rhetorical types of composition, designed to develop sophistication of style in the student’s writing.
ENG 410. Major British or American Authors.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
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 ENG 510 unless course content changes.
ENG 412. Special Topic Seminar.
3 credits. Offered fall and spring.
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 ENG 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 ENG 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 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 the instructor(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 457 but 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: ENG 367 or ENG 368.
ENG 483. Narrative Theory.
3 credits.
Poetic forms for writers, with emphasis on theory and current practice. Prerequisite: 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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ENVM 480. Selected Topics in Environmental Management.
1-4 credits. Offered by arrangement.
Topics in environmental management which are of interest to the upper-division student but not otherwise covered in the regular course offerings. Offered only with the approval of the director. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Students should consult the instructor prior to enrolling. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in environmental management program. Topic selected may dictate additional prerequisites.
ENVM 490. Environmental Management Seminar.
2 credits. Offered by arrangement.
A literature-based seminar in environmental management, this course emphasizes student investigation and research, presentation and discussion. Prerequisite: Senior standing in environmental management program.
ENVM 491, 492. Senior Thesis/Project I & II.
3 credits each. Offered by arrangement.
In this two-course sequence, the student performs an independent research and/or engineering project to identify and analyze an environmental management problem and develop a practical solution. May be taken to satisfy the requirements set forth by the Honors program. Prerequisite: Senior standing in environmental management program.