COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

680-090 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH 3 cr
A course for students whose reading and writing skills need improvement through study of basic grammar and rhetoric before they attempt other English courses. This course does not count toward the 120 credits required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Studies requirements, nor may it be counted toward the English major or minor. It may not be taken by students who are simultaneously taking or have satisfactorily completed another English course on this campus.

680-091 BASIC WRITING SKILLS 2 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A workshop offering individualized instruction to students in need of improvement in basic writing skills. This does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation. Repeatable.

680-101 FRESHMAN ENGLISH (PROFICIENCY) 3 cr
An introduction to the reading and writing of college-level prose. Study of short stories, novels and essays. Composition of short papers and essay examinations.
Prereq: Satisfactory completion of English 090 or equivalent demonstration of ability on the English placement exam.

680-102 FRESHMAN ENGLISH (PROFICIENCY) 3 cr
A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.
Prereq: Satisfactory completion of 680-101 or 680-161 or equivalent demonstration of ability on the English placement exam.

680-161 ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (PROFICIENCY) 3 cr
Principles of written composition adapted to individual foreign students. Includes intensive drill in grammar and mechanics. Also involves individual practice in spoken English. Required of all students whose first language is not English. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 101 University Proficiency Requirement.

680-162 ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (PROFICIENCY) 3 cr
Continuation of 680-161. Vocabulary and idiom development through selective readings, and introduction to research methods. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 102 University Proficiency Requirement.

680-200 CHICANO LITERATURE: HISTORICAL CONTEXT GH/DIVERSITY 3 cr
AND CONTEMPORARY TEXT*

Identifies and interprets Chicano literature in a social and historical context with emphasis on contemporary text. All Spanish language texts are provided in translation. (Also offered as 615-200 by Chicano Studies).
Unreq: 854-200.

680-201 CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE* GH/DIVERSITY 3 cr
Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context, examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression. (Also offered as 854-201 by Chicano Studies).
Unreq: 854-201.

680-206 BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY I* GH 3 cr
A survey of British literature from the Old English period through the eighteenth century.

680-216 BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II* GH 3 cr
A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.

680-226 AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY* GH 3 cr
A survey of American literature from the seventeenth to the twentieth century to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.

680-234 SHAKESPEARE FOR NON-ENGLISH MAJORS* 3 cr

Reading and discussion of six or more well-known and successful plays of Shakespeare. Course content and methods of presentation will vary according to the interests of students and instructor. Does not count toward a major or minor in English.

680-251 CLASSICAL MYTH AND LEGEND AS SOURCES FOR LITERATURE* GH 3 cr
An examination of classical myths and legends and how they are used in various periods and genres of English literature.

680-252 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE GH 3 cr
This course will survey the Bible and some other related Near Eastern literature, focusing on the development of genres, motifs, and other literary forms that have influenced the form and content of Western literature, including the parable, the proverb, the loss of Eden, exile and return, origin stories, and hero stories.
Prereq: 680-101 and 680-102. Unreq: 786-252.

680-256 WORLD LITERATURE I: ANCIENT TIMES THROUGH RENAISSANCE* GH 3 cr
A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from ancient times through the Renaissance.

680-257 WORLD LITERATURE II: NEOCLASSICAL THROUGH MODERN* GH 3 cr
A rapid survey of literatures other than English and American covering the major literary periods from Neoclassicism (seventeenth century) to present.

680-258 WORLD LITERATURE III: CHINA, INDIA, JAPAN GH 3 cr
The course will cover a selection of classical and modern works from various genres and periods in the three national literatures. Each of these works will be discussed both in its literary tradition and in its cultural and historical contexts. The intent will also be to broaden students' global perspective by showing connections between their lives and the literatures of other cultures. The course will stress a comparative approach among the three literatures and between each one and Western literatures and cultures.
Prereq: 680-101 and 680-102.

680-263 THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL* GH 3 cr
A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.
680-264 WOMEN IN LITERATURE: A FEMINIST RE-EVALUATION* ** GH 3 cr
A study of women's experience as portrayed by women writers in various genres of Western literature. Includes such themes as growing up, love, marriage, motherhood, friendship, and spiritual development.

680-265 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES GH/Diversity 3 cr
Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry and short stories) by people of color to offer students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and challenges of diverse groups of people in American society: African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino/a. This body of literary works will be studied through the historical/political prism of each group so that students will be acquainted with the background of the literature.
Prereq: 680-101 and 680-102.

680-271 CRITICAL WRITING IN TH FIELD OF ENGLISH 3 cr
This course will help students become proficient in the skills of research, organization, writing, and revising that they will need in upper-division English courses. Students will learn both the general conventions of academic writing about literature (literary criticism) and the specific methods of some of the most important kinds of literary criticism.
Prereq: 680-101 and 680-102.

680-274 CREATIVE WRITING* GH 3 cr
Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.

680-281 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY* GH 3 cr
An introduction to the basic tools and concepts for the study of language through study of the sounds, grammar, vocabulary, history, and cultural context of English.

680-300 THEMES IN LITERATURE (VARIABLE TOPIC)* 3 cr
Analysis and discussion of a significant cultural, social, moral or philosophical theme, as expressed in a variety of literary forms, in relation to the individual and society; the particular topic to be published before registration.
Repeatable only with change of topic.

680-310/510 LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS* 3 cr
This course will explore the history and development of adolescent literature, with special emphasis on the period since 1960. Recent novels which have proven popular and influential with young people and teachers will be analyzed using literary and educational criteria. Participants will consider works within the context of intellectual freedom and potential censorship.

680-315/515 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 3 cr
A survey of the development of the English novel from the eighteenth century to the twentieth, with emphasis on the development of themes and techniques. Studies of selected works by Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Austen, Scott, Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, Hardy, Conrad, and/or others.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.


680-341 THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE 3 cr

An exploration of major works by writers of mid-nineteenth-century America, such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, and Dickinson, with consideration of their historical context.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.

680-345/545 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO DIVERSITY 3 cr
THE PRESENT* **

A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
Unreq: 614-345/545.

680-346/546 - 133-346/546 SURVEY OF MODERN DRAMA* 3 cr
Analysis of trends and developments in the modern theatre from Ibsen's realistic plays to off-off-Broadway drama with emphasis on literary history and staging problems. May be taught with Theatre faculty.
Unreq: 133-346/546

680-347/547 BRITISH LITERATURE: 1900-1950 3 cr
A survey of the development of the British novel from 1900 to 1950, with an emphasis on the rise of modernism. Studies of selected works by Forster, Ford, Lawrence, Woolf, Joyce, Orwell, Bowen, and others.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.

680-348/548 AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1900-1950 3 cr
A survey of American literature from 1900 through 1950, concentrating on major poets and writers of prose fiction, including Frost, Eliot, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.

680-349/549 MODERN AMERICAN AND BRITISH LITERATURE: 1950 TO PRESENT 3 cr
A study of the literature of the post-World War II era. Special emphasis on the contemporary theme of the search for values.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.

680-353/553 MODERN POETRY 3 cr
An intensive study of major twentieth century American and British poets.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.

680-368/568 AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS* DIVERSITY 3 cr
A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American and Asian-American women.
Prereq: * or cons instr. Unreq: 610-368/568.

680-369 MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES DIVERSITY 3 cr
The course examines the theatrical forms and the dramatic literature of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans, and places them in the context of American theatre and U.S. social/political history.
Prereq: 680-102 and a 200-level English course or 133-346 or 133-471 or 133-472 or 133-478. Unreq: 133-369.

680-370 ADVANCED COMPOSITION* 3 cr
A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.

680-372/572 TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING* 3 cr

Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.

680-373/573 POETRY WRITING* 3 cr
An intensive course in the writing of poetry requiring a minimum of 250 lines of good verse (after revision). The course will consider examples from some of the best contemporary verse, as well as criticism by students and the instructor of student work.
Prereq: Cons instr.

680-375/575 FICTION WRITING* 3 cr
Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Requires a minimum of 50 pages of student writing, after careful revisions.
Prereq: 680-101 and 680-102 and by consent of the instructor only.

680-376/576 SCREENWRITING* 3 cr
Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.

680-378/578 PROSE STYLISTICS 3 cr
Introduction to analysis of prose style through intensive study of a broad range of contemporary styles ranging from popular to business, technical and academic styles. Application of the principles of style in student writing.
Prereq: Completion of upperclass writing requirement in your major.

680-381/581 SURVEY OF LINGUISTICS* 3 cr
A detailed survey of the techniques, issues, and controversies in theoretical linguistics.
Prereq: 680-101, 680-102, 680-281 or cons instr.

680-382/582 HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE* 3 cr
A detailed study of change and the conditions for change in the sounds, vocabulary, and grammar of English from its first records through the present.
Prereq: 680-101, 680-102, 680-281 or cons. instr.

680-383/583 MODERN GRAMMATICAL THEORY* 3 cr
A study of traditional, structural and transformational-generative grammars.
Prereq: 680-101, 680-102, 680-281 or cons. instr.


680-385/585 TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS (VARIABLE TOPIC)* 3 cr

Advanced study of a branch of linguistics or of the application of a branch of linguistics to a cognate field, e.g., pedagogy or literary criticism, the particular topic to be published before registration.
Repeatable only with change of topic.
Prereq: 680-101, 680-102 and 680-281, or cons instr; either 680-381, 680-382, or 680-383 is strongly recommended as preparation for this course.

680-400/600 CHAUCER 3 cr
A study of the language and art of Chaucer as he reflects the culture of his time.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-402/602 ENGLISH RENAISSANCE POETRY AND PROSE 3 cr
A study of English literature from 1500-1660 (excluding Milton) with emphasis on the works of Sidney, Spenser, Donne, Jonson, and Marvell.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-403/603 RENAISSANCE DRAMA EXCLUDING SHAKESPEARE 3 cr
A study of Tudor and early Stuart drama, exclusive of Shakespeare.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-404/604 SHAKESPEARE 3 cr
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-405.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-405/605 SHAKESPEARE 3 cr
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-406/606 MILTON 3 cr
A study of the principal works in poetry and prose of John Milton.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-413/613 RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY THEATRE AND DRAMA 3 cr
A survey of English drama from 1660 to 1800, with attention divided between representative plays and conventions of the theatre.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-414/614 PROSE AND POETRY OF THE RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 3 cr
A survey of English prose and poetry from 1660-1800.
Prereq: 680-206 and junior standing or consent of instructor.

680-416/616 THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM 3 cr
A study of the prose and poetry of the major writers of the Romantic period in English literature.
Prereq: Junior standing and 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.

680-420/620 VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LITERATURE 3 cr
A survey of Anglo-Irish literature in the Victorian and Edwardian periods (c. 1830-1914), emphasizing the movement of ideas in the period from romanticism to modernism.
Prereq: Junior standing and 680-216 or 680-226 or consent of instructor.

680-463/663 19TH CENTURY WOMEN WRITERS 3 cr
A survey of the works of American and English women writers of the 19th century.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or 890-100 or consent of instructor.

680-464/664 TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN WRITERS 3 cr
A study of significant American and British women writers of the twentieth century.
Prereq: 680-216 or 680-226 or 890-100 or consent of instructor.

680-471/671 CURRENT THEORIES OF COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS 3 cr
A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluating of student writing. Recommended for jrs. and srs. only.
Prereq: Junior standing and completion of upperclass writing requirement in your major.

680-477/677 THE CURRENT WRITING SCENE* 3 cr
An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.
Prereq: 680-378.

680-478/678 APPLIED PROSE WRITING FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING* 3 cr
A practical course in preparing writing for printing and publication. Students will learn how to edit and proofread prose to make it readable and stylistically appropriate for its readership and purpose. Using desktop publishing technology, students will produce camera-ready publications combining text and illustrations.
Prereq: 680-378.

680-486 SENIOR SEMINAR IN ENGLISH 3 cr
A capstone course designed to refine and integrate students' literary, critical, research and writing skills through intensive study and analysis of a selected work or works.
Prereq: Senior standing or consent of instructor. Open only to students majoring in English programs.

680-488/688 ADVANCED WRITERS' STUDIO* 3 cr
A closely guided program of instruction in writing, determined in consultation with the instructor, ranging from creative writing to scholarly analysis.
Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major.
Prereq: Jr or sr st; 680-378, and three other English courses numbered 300 or above.
680-490/690 WRITING WORKSHOP* Repeatable 1-3 cr
Variable topics published prior to registration.

680-493 APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING* 1-6 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Internships, as available, in business or government for suitably prepared students wishing to make careers as writers.
Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in degree.
Prereq: Consent of department chairperson.

680-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES* 2-4 cr
Repeatable only with change of topic.

680-498 INDEPENDENT STUDIES* 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Cons instr and dept. approval of the student's Independent Study Proposal form prior to registering for the course.

* 680-101 and 680-102 (or 680-161 and 680-162) are prerequisites for this course.

** Meets the Human Relations requirement.