English 101, Credits: 3
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. Restricted to students with ACT English subscore of 17-29 (SAT verbal 430-699) or completion of English 90.
English 102, Credits: 3
A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.
English 105, Credits: 3
An accelerated course in the reading and writing of college-level prose that satisfies the Proficiency writing requirement for students in the University Honors program. Study of the major literary genres, and composition of substantial papers and a library research paper. NOTE -- students will be able to receive AP or other test credit for English 101 and ENGLISH 102, but they may not enroll in English 101 or ENGLISH 102 for credit after completing this course.
English 111, Credits: 1
A five week intensive review of the principles of grammar, punctuation, and usage that are associated with formal English for future educators and business, and other professionals.
English 161, Credits: 4
Development of critical thinking skills in reading and ability to express complex, academic arguments for participation in university courses. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP. This course satisfies the English 101 University Proficiency Requirement.
English 162, Credits: 4
Students learn the fundamentals of writing an academic research paper. Students conduct a brief literature review, design and conduct a group research project to address a research question, and write a paper. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP.
English 163, Credits: 4
Study of U.S. culture from interdisciplinary perspectives by examining cultural topics (such as the changing form of the family, educational opportunity, economic change) to come to a deeper understanding of U.S. and the students' home cultures. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 164, Credits: 2-4
English 164 is a special topics course in English for specific purposes, repeatable by change in topic. If enrolled in the IEP, students must pass this course with a C- or better. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 200, Credits: 3
Identifies and interprets Chican@ literature in a social and historical context with emphasis on texts written befor 1980. All Spanish language texts are provided in translation.
English 201, Credits: 3
Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context, examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression.
English 202, Credits: 3
The course will present students with the diverse U.S. Latino experiences, by introducing them to texts that examine literary works by authors of Latino/Latina backgrounds, in their historical context and cultural context.
English 206, Credits: 3
A survey of British literature from the Old English period through the eighteenth century.
English 216, Credits: 3
A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.
English 226, Credits: 3
A survey of American literature from the seventeenth century through the Civil War to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.
English 230, Credits: 3
Students will be introduced to current practices in and theories behind what makes a good editor and writer and learn to read as editors, paying attention to the details of writing professionally. They will learn the processes of revising, fully correcting, and preparing a manuscript for publication.
English 236, Credits: 3
A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.
English 251, Credits: 3
An examination of classical myths and legends and how they are used in various periods and genres of English literature.
English 252, Credits: 3
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.
English 260, Credits: 3
Explore American environmental literature (creative non-fiction/fiction/poetry) from its orgins, with special attention to key authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Leslie Silko, Rachel Carlson, Annie Dillard and Bill McKibben.
English 263, Credits: 3
A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.
English 265, Credits: 3
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.
English 266, Credits: 3
Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.
English 271, Credits: 3
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.
English 274, Credits: 3
Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.
English 281, Credits: 3
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.
English 300, Credits: 3
Analysis and discussion of a cultural, social, moral, philosophical or other significant topic, 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.
English 305, Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce the students to thinking about disability as a rhetorical and cultural phenomenon. The students will explore how disability has been imagined in western culture through an examination of literature, and they will also consider how disabled people have themselves sought to represent their own experience in defiance of established norms.
English 310, Credits: 3
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.
English 321, Credits: 3
A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from ancient times through the Renaissance.
English 322, Credits: 3
A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from Neoclassicism (seventeenth century) to present.
English 323, Credits: 3
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.
English 324, Credits: 3
This couse introduces students to new literatures in English and to new ways of reading canonical British/American literature. The focus is on developing an understanding of colonial discourse through a study of its literary manifestations, its impact on colonized cultures, and the resistance strategies of colonized peoples to subvert colonial power.
English 330, Credits: 3
Apply and further develop the basic skills needed to prepare a book or scholarly manuscript for publication. The focus will be on the conventions and procedures of editing a manuscript, particularly editing for correctness and style, following the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style, the bible of book publishers.
English 332, Credits: 3
Writing for the Web is designed to survey the many forms of online writing, focusing on community contributions, blogs, Web pages, Wikis and writng for the Web in students' particular academic disciplines. Students will examine each of these forms' conventions, create and contribute to such texts, and reflect upon the cultural significance of those forms.
English 333, Credits: 3
This course surveys Japanese Literature, providing study of classical literature and how this past is reconsidered by modern writers. Group projects will include study of key issues in Japanese cultural history, such as folktales, garden, tea and verse aesthetics, court, samurai and merchant culture, and international contact and war.
English 341, Credits: 3
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.
English 342, Credits: 3
An exploration of developments in American literature in the period following the Civil War to 1910. In addition to naturalism and realism, the course will include more recent additions to the canon: women's fiction and African-American writing of the period.
English 345, Credits: 3
A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
English 346, Credits: 3
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.
English 347, Credits: 3
A survey of the major developments in British Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of modernism.
English 348, Credits: 3
A survey of the major developments in American Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of Modernism.
English 352, Credits: 3
This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with topic change.
English 354, Credits: 3
In this course, students will study in depth the history, narrative conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of Shakespearean films.
English 360, Credits: 3
This course is designed to deepen students' engagement with the rich tradition of British fiction, drama, and poetry of the last fifty years. Focusing on such writers as Orwell, Beckett, Drabble, Churchill, and Gordimer, it invites students to debate the role literature plays within a rapidly changing British society. We will also consider the significance of such postwar developments as: the demise of imperialism, the rise of postmodernism, and diversification of British society.
English 362, Credits: 3
This is a course in the grammar of relatively formal and planned written English. We will review a vocabulary for talking about the structural choices that are available to writers of English, and use this vocabulary to practice analyzing and constructing sentences and parts of sentences. The course is meant primarily for people whose professional plans include writing or editing.
English 363, Credits: 3
This course is designed to acquaint students with the rich tradition of American fiction and poetry of the last fifty years. Focusing on such figures as Ellison, Plath, Morrison, Pynchon, Baraka, and Delillo, this course invites students to debate the role that literature plays in a postwar American society. In doing so, we will focus on how writers address such postwar developments as: dawn of the nuclear age, Vietnam, the rise of mass culture, and rapid technologizing of American society.
English 364, Credits: 3
Introduction to analysis and revision of texts for their style by a) assessing the rhetorical situations of these texts and b) becoming conversant and widely accepted principles and categories of style. Focus is on stylistic concerns such as clarity, coherence, cohesion, emphasis, concision, shape, and elegance.
English 366, Credits: 3
Variable topics course that will focus on particular subsets of professional writing, editing, or rhetorical analysis relevant to these fields. Topics might include discourse analysis, argumentation, technical editing, content strategy, translation studies, or writing and editing for specific fields (e.g. science, medicine, environmental studies, etc.).
English 368, Credits: 3
A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American and Asian-American women.
English 369, Credits: 3
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.
English 370, Credits: 3
A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.
English 372, Credits: 3
Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.
English 373, Credits: 3
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.
English 375, Credits: 3
Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Requires a minimum of 50 pages of student writing, after careful revisions.
English 376, Credits: 3
Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.
English 378, Credits: 3
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.
English 382, Credits: 3
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.
English 383, Credits: 3
A study of traditional, structural and transformational-generative grammars.
English 385, Credits: 3
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. Either English 382 or English 383 is strongly recommended as preparation for this course.
English 401, Credits: 3
This course will introduce students to the literary and socio-cultural milieu of anglo-saxon and medieval Britain. Through analysis of major figures of the period, including the Beowulf poet and Chaucer, the students will better appreciate the period in which the English language and British literature was formed.
English 402, Credits: 3
Sixteenth Century British Literature introduces the students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the period. The course will acquaint students with the historic, philosophical, political and aesthetic principles in this period to enlighten and interest students and to develop their critical thinking skills.
English 404, Credits: 3
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-405.
English 405, Credits: 3
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.
English 412, Credits: 3
This course will introduce students to the literacy and socio-cultural milieu of seventeenth-century Britain. Through analysis of authors such as John Milton and Aemelia Lanyer, the student will come to better appreciate a vital period in the formation of our modern selves.
English 414, Credits: 3
Eighteenth Century British Literature introduces students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the Restoration and eighteenth century. The course should acquaint students with, among others, the historic, philosophic, political and aesthetic principles in this literature to enlighten and interest students, and to develop their critical thinking skills.
English 416, Credits: 3
A study of the prose and poetry of the major writers of the Romantic period in English literature.
English 420, Credits: 3
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.
English 430, Credits: 3
The course will survey the function of the editor in planning and developing a major publication. The course examines different editorial roles, gives an overview of publishing processes, and focuses on acquiring texts, developing the author-editor relationship, organizing and restructuring texts, checking facts, and developing production specifications.
English 436, Credits: 1-3
Variable topics course that will focus on development of a professional-quality publication of substantial complexity. Students will take a writing or editing project from conception to polished text and develop specifications for its production (or actually produce it).
English 460, Credits: 3
Intensive study of the works of a major writer or related writers and their contributions to literature and culture, the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with a change of topic.
English 463, Credits: 3
A survey of the works of American and English women writers of the 19th century.
English 471, Credits: 3
A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluating of student writing. Recommended for Juniors and Seniors only.
English 472, Credits: 3
An intensive writing workshop that provides students with an introducion to the history, theory, techniques, and practice of American nature writing in its many forms.
English 477, Credits: 3
An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.
English 478, Credits: 3
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.
English 479, Credits: 3
This workshop introduces students to the history, theory, tradition and practice of creative nonfiction in its many forms, including the edited journal, personal essay and memoir, nature essay, literary journalism, and academic/cultural criticism. Through a mix of seminar-style discussions, graduated writing assignments, and intensive workshop response and revision, students work to develop a substantive portfolio (40-50 pages) of their own work by the end of the semester.
English 483, Credits: 3
As the capstone course for English Literature and English Education majors, Controversies in Criticism is a seminar that focuses on a major critical debate. The students will examine a cluster of critical responses to a specific controversy and draw on their knowledge of literature to shed discipline. The specific controversy addressed will vary.
English 488, Credits: 3
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.
English 49, Credits: 1-3
Variable credit course offering with a defined topic. Repeatable with a change of topic.
English 490, Credits: 1-3
Variable topics published prior to registration.
English 491, Credits: 1-3
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
English 493, Credits: 1-6
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.
English 496, Credits: 2-4
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable only with change of topic.
English 497, Credits: 1-12
English 498, Credits: 1-3
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
English 498R, Credits: 1-3
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
English 499, Credits: 1-3
English 51, Credits: 4
Students develop initial conversational skills for fluency in daily social communication, on campus and in the community. The course includes an emphasis on pronunciation,including stress, rythm, and intonation, as well as on vocabulary development. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 53, Credits: 4
Students develop initial reading and writing skills through reading and responding to texts. Students develop vocabulary, as well. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of prior level of instruction.
English 55, Credits: 4
In English 055, students focus on grammatical accuracy in speech and writing by engaging in grammar study and practice through communicative activities at an initial proficiency level. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 61, Credits: 4
In English 061, students develop academic English skills in the four language skills areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on academic reading and writing. Students also develop improved control of grammatical structures. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 63, Credits: 4
In English 063, students use a variety of learning strategies to improve academic vocabulary. Special attention is given to identifying morphological features that pose challenges to speakers of languages that do not use Latinate roots and affixes. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 65, Credits: 4
Students use a comparative approach in the study of U.S. culture. Discussion and written work introduce students to language and concepts within the academic contests of the social sciences and cultural studies. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP program. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 69, Credits: 2-4
English 069 is an intermediate-level special topics course, with topic based on IEP needs and student interest. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 71, Credits: 4
In English 071, students continue to refine academic English skills in the four language skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with an emphasis on academic reading and writing. Students also increasing control of grammatical structures so that their academic expression continues to approach the level needed for academic success. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 73, Credits: 4
In English 073, students conduct short research assignments on campus and present their individual and group work using visual supports, such as posters, PowerPoiint or Web-based presentation tools, such as VoiceThread. Through such assignments, students develop experience in public speaking in an academic setting. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 75, Credits: 2
In English 075, students refine accuracy in pronunciation and further refine their control of spoken English for comprehensibility in social and academic settings. Students will conduct a community project in which they speak to a general audience (such as school group or a children's library story time). Student must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or success completion of previous level of instruction.
English 79, Credits: 2-4
English 079 is a special topics course at the advanced intermediate level. Topics are developed based on IEP needs and student interest. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.
English 90, Credits: 3
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. Required for students with an ACT English subscore of 16 or lower (SAT verbal 429).
English 91, Credits: 2
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.