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*ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition. 3 credits each semester. Year course.

Reviews the principles of grammar and usage in standard written English, directs reading and analysis of selected examples and in frequent compositions stresses logical relation and arrangement of ideas, clarity and interest. Procedures are introduced for using the library efficiently and for preparing a research paper. (A student must earn credit for ENG 101 before he/she is eligible to take ENG 102. Both of these courses or the equivalent are prerequisites for all courses in English numbered 200 or above.)

*ENG 231. Survey of Poetry. 3 credits.

Introduction to literature through selected examples of poetry.

*ENG 232. Survey of Drama. 3 credits.

Introduction to literature through selected examples of drama.

*ENG 233. Survey of Prose Fiction. 3 credits.

Introduction to literature through selected examples of prose fiction.

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

A general survey presented chronologically.

*ENG 236. Survey of English Literature: From the 18th Century to the Modern Period. 3 credits.

A general survey presented chronologically.

*ENG 238. Survey of World Literature: From the Ancient World Through the Renaissance. 3 credits.

Introduction to masterpieces of world literature through the 17th century, with emphasis on non-Western literature.

*ENG 239. Survey of World Literature: From the Enlightenment Through the Modern Age. 3 credits.

Introduction to masterpieces of world literature since the 17th century, with emphasis on non-Western literature.

ENG/LSEM 240. Children's Literature. 3 credits.

The study of a variety of children's literature and the practices, principles and procedures for selecting and evaluating works for children; giving consideration to their motivational and developmental effects. Prerequisite: ENG 101-102. (Formerly LSEM 240.)

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

A general survey presented chronologically.

*ENG 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.

ENG/LSEM 254. Literature for Adolescents. 3 credits.

A study of literature which has been written for or appeals to young adults and adolescents, including practices, principles and procedures for evaluating and making literary materials appealing to adolescents. Prerequisite: ENG 101-102.

*ENG 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 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 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 for Students of Literature. 3 credits.

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

ENG 308. Medieval Poetry. 3 credits.

Study of works by selected medieval poets with emphasis on historical context.

ENG 309. Medieval Drama. 3 credits.

Development of British drama from its liturgical foundation to the morality play.

ENG 310. Sixteenth-Century British Literature. 3 credits.

The poetry and prose of the early British Renaissance.

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

Chief prose writers of the 17th century.

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

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

ENG 316. Renaissance Drama Exclusive of Shakespeare. 3 credits.

An examination of the major works of British dramatists, excluding Shakespeare, from 1500-1660.

ENG 321. Neoclassical Poetry and Prose. 3 credits.

English literature from 1660 to 1798 with special emphasis upon Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Boswell and Blake. Attention given to intellectual and cultural movements and to literary forms.

ENG 322. British Drama, 1660-1800. 3 credits.

An examination of the major works of British dramatists from Dryden and Wycherley to Goldsmith and Sheridan.

ENG 324. The 18th-Century English Novel. 3 credits.

The origins and development of the English novel from its beginnings through the late 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 335. Modern Poetry. 3 credits.

British and American poetry from 1900 to 1945.

ENG 336. Contemporary Poetry. 3 credits.

British and American poetry from 1945 to the present.

ENG 337. Modern Drama. 3 credits.

Drama from 1900 to 1945.

ENG 338. Contemporary Drama. 3 credits.

Drama from 1945 to the present.

ENG 339. Modern British Novel. 3 credits.

The British novel from 1900 to 1945.

ENG 340. Contemporary British Novel. 3 credits.

The British novel from 1945 to the present.

ENG 341. Early American Literature. 3 credits.

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

ENG 345. American Romanticism, 1820-1865. 3 credits.

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

ENG 347. Playwriting. 3 credits.

For course description, see THEA 347.

ENG 351. American Realism and Naturalism to 1914. 3 credits.

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

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 353. The Modern American Novel. 3 credits.

The American novel from 1914 to 1945.

ENG 354. Contemporary American Fiction. 3 credits.

A study of contemporary American novels and short stories written since 1945 with emphasis on current fiction.

ENG 355. Southern Literature. 3 credits.

Southern authors, especially those of the 20th century.

ENG 360. Major Black Writers: Fiction. 3 credits.

Selected works of fiction by major African-American writers of the 20th century, including Ellison, Wright, Baldwin, Hurston, Morrison, Marshall and Gaines.

ENG 361. Major Black Writers: Poetry. 3 credits.

Selected works of poetry by major African-American writers of the 20th century, including Johnson, Hughes, McKay, Brown, Brooks, Jones, Hayden, Sanchez and Giovanni.

ENG 365. Introduction to Women's Literature. 3 credits.

Literature by and about women. (Formerly ENG 371.)

ENG 366. Women Poets. 3 credits.

A study of the poetry of women which may be focused temporally or thematically.

ENG 367. Women Writers of Fiction. 3 credits.

A study of novels and stories by British and American women.

ENG 373. Anglo-Irish Literature. 3 credits.

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

ENG 380. Introduction to the Study of Film as a Narrative Art. 3 credits.

An introduction to film which applies the concepts of literary study to an analysis of film as a form of narrative. After basic preparation in the history, theory and techniques of movie making, the student will study films made by ten great directors from Chaplin to the present.

ENG 382. Major Film Genres. 3 credits.

A literary or critical study of major film genres.

ENG 383. Major Film Directors. 3 credits.

A literary or critical study of several major directors.

ENG 385. Prosody. 3 credits.

The history, development and meaning of poetic technique.

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 391. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry. 3 credits.

A basic workshop in reading and writing poetry.

ENG 392. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction. 3 credits.

A basic workshop in reading and writing fiction.

ENG 393-394. Magazine Editing and Design. 3 credits each semester.

The art of magazine editing, including the formulation of editorial policy, the selection and editing of manuscripts, the selection and use of art and graphic work, a study of basic printing techniques and processes, and the development of general design, format and layout. Prerequisite: ENG 396, ENG 398 or permission of instructor(s).

ENG 395. Computers in Literary Analysis. 3 credits.

Computer applications and methods in literary research.

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 397. Government Writing. 3 credits.

Technical writing for government publications.

ENG 398. Technical Writing. 3 credits.

Basic principles in the objective reporting of factual information are applied to a wide variety of assignments from brief memos and summaries to detailed formal reports.

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, technical writing courses, programs on contemporary issues in scholarship in English and American literature and linguistics, and practica in secondary and freshman teaching. (1-3 credit hours, depending on topic, may be allowed toward undergraduate English major.)

ENG 403. Studies in Old English. 3 credits.

The Old English language with readings in selected poetry and prose of the period. (Credit may not be earned in both ENG 403 and 503.)

ENG 405. Studies in Comparative Literature. 3 credits.

Comparative study of selected world literature.

ENG 408. History of Literary Criticism. 3 credits.

Survey of the nature, function and development of literary criticism from Aristotle to Eliot. (Credit may not be earned in both ENG 408 and 508.)

ENG 409. Contemporary Critical Practices. 3 credits.

An intensive study of the major debates in current critical discourse. The course covers such topics as formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, hermeneutics, reader response criticism, Marxism and new historicism. (Credit may not be earned in both ENG 409 and 509.)

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 417. English Linguistics. 3 credits.

Introduction to English linguistics including sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

ENG 419. Traditional Grammar. 3 credits.

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

ENG 420. Modern English Grammar. 3 credits.

Introduction to modern English grammar.

ENG 421. Studies in Caribbean Literature. 3 credits.

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

ENG 425. Studies in Anglo-Irish Literature. 3 credits.

Study of the works of one or more Anglo-Irish writers. (May be repeated for credit when course content changes.)

ENG 430. Advanced Technical Writing. 3 credits.

An advanced course with emphasis on theory, rhetoric and research. Prerequisite: ENG 398 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 432. Literature and Technology. 3 credits.

Literary responses to technology, exploring the effects of machine production, urbanization and the alienation of the worker.

ENG 451. Chaucer. 3 credits.

The Canterbury Tales and other major works of Chaucer.

ENG 456. Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragic Histories. 3 credits.

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

ENG 457. Shakespeare: Tragedies and Comic Histories. 3 credits.

A study of selected tragedies and comic histories; non-dramatic 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 456 or 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 465. Studies in Women's Literature. 3 credits.

Women's literary achievements in several cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 371.

ENG 466. Feminist Literary Theory. 3 credits.

An intensive study of feminist literary theory. Prerequisite: ENG 365.

ENG 481. Poetics. 3 credits.

Poetic forms for writers, with emphasis on theory and current practice. Prerequisite: ENG 391 or permission of instructor.

ENG 482. Narrative Form. 3 credits.

Narrative theory and current practices for writers. Prerequisite: ENG 392 or permission of instructor.

ENG 485. Technical Editing. 3 credits.

Editorial principles and specific editing skills required for technical writing.

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 491. Advanced Poetry Writing. 3 credits.

An advanced workshop with emphasis on developing sound poetic form, voice and vision. Prerequisite: ENG 391 or permission of the instructor.

ENG 492. Advanced Fiction Writing. 3 credits.

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

ENG 499. Honors. 6 credits. Year course.


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