ENG - English


ENG 100Introduction to Academic WritingUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Intensive introduction to critical writing and reading in academic contexts. Exploration of writing processes and academic literacy skills: interpreting assignments; comprehending, analyzing, and evaluating college-level texts; inventing, drafting,and revising; seeking, providing, and responding to constructive feedback; collaborating effectively under varied learning models. Extensive writing practice and individualized coaching. Attention to grammar and conventions of standard written English. Intended as preparation for ENG 101. Credit for ENG 100 is not allowed if student has prior credit for ENG 101.


ENG 101Academic Writing and ResearchUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Placement via English Department guidelines
Intensive instruction in academic writing and research. Basic principles of rhetoric and strategies for academic inquiry and argument. Instruction and practice in critical reading, including the generative and responsible use of print and electronic sources for academic research. Exploration of literate practices across a range of academic domains, laying the foundation for further writing development in college. Continued attention to grammar and conventions of standard written English. Successful completion of ENG 101 requires a C- or better. Credit for ENG 101 is not allowed if the student has already fulfilled the first-year writing requirement.


ENG 201Writing Literary AnalysisUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Writing about literature for a variety of audiences. Strategies for writing close textual analysis - including attention to versification, narrative technique, and dramatic structure - and for articulating biographical, literary-historical, and cultural-historical contexts. Conventional genres of literary analysis, including "close readings," reviews, and editorial introductions; conventions of organization and prose style in both academic and professional literary discourse; MLA conventions for prose style and documentation.


ENG 206Studies In DramaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Humanities
Selected drama from the classical period to the present. Emphasis on reading for enjoyment as well as understanding theory and development of tragedy, comedy, and other modes of dramatic expression. Writers such as Sophocles, Euripides, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Shaw, and contemporary playwrights.


ENG 207Studies in PoetryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Main features of poetry such as tone, voice, form, diction, figurative language, and sound patterns. Reading of poetry from different periods with the goal of learning how to understand, appreciate, and analyze different kinds of poems.


ENG 208Studies In FictionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Representative examples of novels and short stories from different periods, emphasizing understanding and appreciation of fiction as a genre, a knowledge of the features and techniques of fiction, and a sense of the development of the genre.


ENG 209Introduction to ShakespeareUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Shakespeare for non-English majors. Seven to ten major plays, including representative comedies, such as The Taming of the Shrew; histories, such as Richard III; tragedies, such as Hamlet; and romances, such as The Tempest.Does not satisfy requirements for English major.


ENG 210Introduction to Language and LinguisticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Social Sciences
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Linguistics theory and method. Topics include the English sound system, morphology, syntactic structure, semantics, and historical and contemporary dialect variation. Language acquisition, language and the brain, and computer processing and human language.


ENG 214Introduction to EditingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Basic editorial skills with a wide range of publications. Stylistic editing (conventions of written English, consistency, effectiveness of syntax, appropriateness of diction), substantive editing (accuracy, legal issues, ethics), and production editing (layout, typography, electronic publication processing). Introduction to resources such as standard reference works and professional organizations.


ENG 216Technologies for TextsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Uses of computers for creating, designing, analyzing, and disseminating texts, both on desktops and on the Internet. Overview of technologies that facilitate reading, writing, and communication; development of skill with various applications and understanding of their capabilities, limitations, and historical analogues. Recommended for students in journalism and technical writing.


ENG (FL) 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Global Knowledge, Humanities
Readings, in English translation, or non-Western literary masterpieces from the beginnings of literacy in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to the modern period, including excerpts from texts such as the Upanishads, the Ramayana, the Sundiata, Gilgamesh, A Thousand and One Nights, and the Quran and such authors as Confucius, Oe Kenzaburo, Omar Khayyam, Rumi, and Amos Oz.


ENG (FL) 220Studies in Great Works of Western LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for both ENG 220 and ENG 221 or ENG 222.
Readings, in English translation, of Western literary masterpieces, from the beginnings of literacy in the Middle East and Europe towards the present, including such authors as Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Ovid, Augustine, Danta, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Moliere, Voltaire, Goethe, Austen, Flaubert, Dickinson, Tolstoy, Kafka, and Woolf.Credit will not be given for both ENG/FL 220 and either ENG/FL 221 or ENG/FL 222.


ENG (FL) 221Literature of the Western World IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for both ENG 221 and ENG 220.
Readings from English translations of Biblical, Classical, Medieval, and Early Renaissance literature, including works by such authors as Homer, Plato, Virgil, Ovid, St. Paul, St. Augustine, Marie de France, and Dante.


ENG 222Literature of the Western World IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for both ENG 222 and ENG 220.
Readings from English translations of Renaissance, Neo-Classical, Romantic, and Early Modern literature, emphasizing the cultures of continental Europe from the Renaissance to 1900, and including such authors as Petrarch, Erasmus, Rabelais, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Moliere, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Flaubert, and Tolstoy.


ENG (FL) 223Contemporary World Literature IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Twentieth-century literature of some of the following cultures: Russian, Eastern European, Western European, Latin American, Canadian, Australian.


ENG (FL) 224Contemporary World Literature IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Twentieth-century literature of some of the following cultures: Asian, Arabian, African, Caribbean, Native-American.


ENG 232Literature and MedicineUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Study of literature about illness, epidemics, and the science and practice of medicine. Readings will include works by authors such as Boccaccio, Defoe, George Eliot, Kafka, William Carlos Williams, Susan Sontag, and Tony Kushner.


ENG 233The Literature of AgricultureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
A study of writings on the role of farming in the creation of culture and on the connection between the attention to words necessary for good writing and the attention to the land necessary for good farming. Readings may include ancient and modern texts from a variety of cultures and genres. Possible authors include Virgil, Jefferson, Hardy, Cather.


ENG (FL) 246Literature of the HolocaustUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Global Knowledge, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Fictional and nonfictional versions of the Holocaust, focusing on themes of survival, justice, theology, and the limits of human endurance.


ENG (AFS) 248Survey of African-American LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Humanities, U.S. Diversity
African-American writing and its relationships to American culture and history. Covers such writers as Wheatley, Douglass, Chesnutt, Dunbar, DuBois, Hughes, Hurston, Wright, and Morrison.


ENG 249Native American LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities, U.S. Diversity
A survey of Native American literatures from before contact with Europeans to contemporary culture. Writers may include: Apess (Pequot), Ridge (Cherokee), Silko (Laguna Pueblo), Momaday (Kiowa), Power (Sioux) Gunn Allen (Laguna-Sioux), Harjo (Creek), and Erdrich (Anishinaabe).


ENG 251Major British WritersUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for ENG 251 and ENG 261 or ENG 262.
Significant British authors chosen from among such figures as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Pope, Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, Browning, Bronte, Dickens, Joyce, Eliot, Woolf, and Yeats.Credit will not be given for both ENG 251 andeither ENG 261 or 262.


ENG 252Major American WritersUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for both ENG 252 and ENG 265 or ENG 266.
Significant American authors chosen from among such figures as Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Douglass, Stowe, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Frost, Faulkner, Hemingway, and Morrison.Credit will not be given for both ENG 252 and either ENG 265 or 266.


ENG 260Introduction to Literary StudyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Introduces fundamental questions in literary history and critical theory. Emphasizes critical reading skills and prepares students for the kinds of courses--surveys, genre courses, author courses, problem-based courses--that are part of the Englishmajor. Papers prepared using standard word processing programs.


ENG 261English Literature IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for both ENG 261 and ENG 251.
A survey of English literature to 1660, including Old English, Middle English, and Renaissance writing, focusing on such central authors as Chaucer, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Credit will not be given for both ENG 261 and ENG 251.


ENG 262English Literature IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for both ENG 262 and ENG 251.
A survey of English literature from 1660 to the present. Poetry, fiction, drama and intellectual prose by such central writers as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Bronte, Carlyle, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Woolf, Joyce and Eliot. Credit will not be given for both ENG 262 and ENG 251.


ENG 265American Literature IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for ENG 265 and ENG 252.
A survey of American literature from the beginnings to the Civil War, including such central authors as Edwards, Franklin, Irving, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Stowe, Douglass, Thoreau, and Whitman. Credit will not be given for both ENG 265 and ENG 252.


ENG 266American Literature IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities
Credit is not allowed for both ENG 266 and ENG 252.
A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present, including such central authors as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, Wharton, Frost, Eliot, Hemingway, Hurston, Faulkner, Wright, O'Connor, and Morrison. Credit will not be given for both ENG 266 and ENG 252.


ENG 267LGBTQI Literature in the U.S.UNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Chronological survey of works of literature by and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex communities in the U.S. Primary texts will be considered in historical, political, and literary contexts. Brief consideration of early works from colonial period and 19th century with primary focus on 20th and 21st century texts.


ENG 282Introduction to FilmUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Global Knowledge, Visual & Performing Arts
Examination of basic film techniques and methods of film analysis. Emphasis on understanding and appreciating film as a major US and international art form and industry operating in various national, cultural, and historical contexts.


ENG 283Introduction to American FolkloreUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Principal types of folklore; field work in collecting and assimilating material from various cultural traditions. Emphasis on American folklore and its origins.


ENG 287Explorations in Creative WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Introduction to the basic elements and principles of three genres of creative writing: poetry, fiction and drama. Reading and class discussion of student work. Recommended for students with no prior experience in creative writing.


ENG 288Fiction WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Experience in writing short prose fiction. Class critiquing of student work and instruction in techniques of fiction.


ENG 289Poetry WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Experience in writing poetry. Class critiquing of student work and instruction in techniques of poetry.


ENG 292Writing About FilmUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Visual & Performing Arts
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Comprehensive study of various approaches to writing about film. Primary focus is on the critical and evaluative practice involved in writing film criticism for non-academic audiences. Film screenings, discussion of assigned readings, and in-classwriting workshops aid students in preparing a portfolio of film writing that includes film reviews of various lengths.


ENG 298Special Projects in EnglishUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Faculty-guided independent study, or courses on special topics determined by departmental interest or need.


ENG (WGS) 305Women and LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities, U.S. Diversity
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century womens' literature, as shaped by the intersecting and competing claims of gender, race, sexuality, and culture. Focus on fiction, accompanied by critical readings from American studies, feminist literary criticism,and postmodern theory.


ENG 314Technical Document Design and EditingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 214
Layout and design principles for written documents; desktop building; legibility, readability testing; conventions of proposals, instructions, and reports; basics of technical editing: usage, vocabulary, style manuals, editing mathematical equations, graphs, tables.


ENG 316Principles of News and Article WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite:ENG 101 and ENG 214
Techniques of writing news stories and feature articles. Components of newsworthiness, examination of evidence, interview techniques, varied writing styles. Role of newspapers and journalism in America.


ENG 317Designing Web CommunicationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 214, or ENG 216, or ENG 314
A course in the layout, design, and composition of web-based communication. Students will learn to analyze audiences and their uses of information in order to plan, compose, and critically evaluate web-based communication. Students will acquire skill with HTML coding, screen design, and multimedia authoring and will apply those skills to the composition of a variety of web texts (i.e. websites). Course work will require students to become proficient with commercially available HTML and photoeditors.


ENG (COM) 321Survey of Rhetorical TheoryUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Principles of rhetorical theory from its classical origins through the modern period to the present time. Key concepts and theories that provide a critical understanding of the processes of persuasive symbol use.


ENG 323Writing in the Rhetorical TraditionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ENG 101
A writing course based on the study of rhetoric. Readings on the principles of invention, arrangement, and style; analysis of written texts; writing of persuasive texts for a variety of audiences and purposes.


ENG 324Modern English SyntaxUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Study of Modern English at the sentence level. Analysis of grammatical structure. Consideration of language variation in English.


ENG 325Spoken and Written Traditions of American English DialectsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Basic issues in the study of language; linguistic terminology and categories; grammatical traditions and topics such as prescriptivism and descriptivism, standard and non-standard, orality and literacy; language acquisition and awareness; language aesthetics and ethics.


ENG 326History of the English LanguageUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Development of the English language from its Indo-European origins to the present. Emphasis on historical and comparative linguistic methodology and on changes in sound, syntax, and meaning.


ENG (WGS) 327Language and GenderUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Introduction to the use of language by men and women. Research in Linguistics and Women's Studies addressing issues such as the acquisition of gender-differentiated language, gender and conversational interaction, sexism in language, gender issues in society, and the relationship between language, gender, and other social constructs (e.g., class, culture, and ethnicity).


ENG 328Language and WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Study of language structure; specific attention to differences between spoken and written language; print conventions; error analysis; and the application of linguistics to rhetoric and composition. Analysis of a variety of grammatical approaches; how to evaluate grammar textbooks and compositions. Intended for English Education majors.Credit will not be awarded for both ENG 328 and ENG 324.


ENG 330ScreenwritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: 6 credit hours from courses in writing for media, creative writing, or Film Studies
Writing for films, story planning, character development, communicating information, building scenes, relationships between script and cinematic dimensions, working with studios and editors.


ENG 331Communication for Engineering and TechnologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit is not allowed for both ENG 331 and ENG 332 or ENG 333.
Written communication in industrial and technical organizations, emphasizing internal communication with managers and technical personnel and including external communication with regulators, vendors, and clients. Intensive practice in writing; relationship of writing to oral and visual communication. For students in engineering and other primarily technological curricula.Credit is not allowed for more than one of ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333.


ENG 332Communication for Business and ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit is not allowed for both ENG 332 and ENG 331 or ENG 333.
Written communication in business and public organizations, including both internal communication (such as instructions, policies, management reports) and external communication with clients, vendors, and publics. Intensive practice in writing; relationship of writing to oral and visual communication. For students in business and management-related programs.Credit is not allowed for more than one of ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333.


ENG 333Communication for Science and ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Credit is not allowed for both ENG 333 and ENG 331 or ENG 332.
Written communication in scientific and research contexts, emphasizing relationship between research and writing in problem formulation, interpretation of results, and support and acceptance of research. Intensive practice in writing; relationship of writing to oral and visual communication. For students who plan careers in scientific research.Credit is not allowed for more than one of ENG 331, 332, and 333.


ENG (AFS) 349African Literature in EnglishUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Anglophone literature in Africa. Emphasis on the relationship between the African world-view and literary production and the persistent trend by African writers to connect literature with politics. Writers such as Achebe, Ngugi, Soyinka, and Serote.


ENG 350Professional InternshipsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Directed work for CHASS majors including work-site mentoring and evaluation. Department supervision includes a course work directed toward designing employment application materials, developing a portfolio of professional work or relevant research paper, considering a variety of career options, and reading literature on workplace socialization. students must provide their own transportation to the internship site. Modest liability insurance fee required. Students must have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and at least a 3.0 GPA in the major, be a junior or senior CHASS major or minor, and must complete the application process outlined on the Internship Program Website or provide the internship coordinator with contact information for your supervisor at an internship you obtained independently.


ENG 359Topics in Film StudiesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Critical approaches to focused film topics involving film genres, directorial styles, or trends within a national cinema. Topics will vary from semester to semester.


ENG 362The British Novel of the 18th CenturyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Emphasizes major novelists such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, and Austen.


ENG 363The British Novel of the 19th CenturyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Emphasizes major novelists such as Dickens, Trollope, the Brontes, Eliot, and Hardy.


ENG 364History of Film to 1940UNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Global Knowledge, Visual & Performing Arts
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Technological developments and aesthetic movements that shaped international cinema production from the beginning of the industry to 1940. Formal evolution in camera movement, editing, sound, narrative form, and the documentary. The rise to prominence of Hollywood and international cinemas in historical, economic, and cultural contexts.


ENG 368American Poetry to 1900UNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
American poetry written in English from the colonial period to 1900. Development of styles and themes in relation to historical context. Emphasis on poets such as Bradstreet, Taylor, Wheatley, Poe, Sigourney, Emerson, Longfellow, Whitman, Dickinson, and Robinson.


ENG 369The American Novel of the 19th CenturyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Major novels illustrating the development of American fiction from Romanticism to Realism and Naturalism. Works by such writers as Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, Melville, Twain, Howells, James, Norris, Crane, Chopin, and Dreiser.


ENG 370Early Twentieth-Century FictionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Study of narrative fiction written during the first half of the twentieth century. Typical subjects: James, Conrad, Stein, Hemingway, Woolf, Faulkner, Hurston, Wright, Beckett.


ENG 371Late Twentieth-Century FictionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Study of narrative fiction written during the second half of the twentieth century. Typical subjects: Beckett, O'Brien, Welty, O'Connor, Naipaul, Lessing, Gordimer, Morrison, Rushdie, DeLillo, Pynchon, McCarthy.


ENG 372Early Twentieth-Century PoetryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Study of poetry written in English during the first half of the twentieth century. Typical subjects: Hardy, Robinson, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, H.D., Williams, Hughes, Moore, Stevens.


ENG 373Late Twentieth-Century PoetryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Study of poetry written in English during the second half of the twentieth century. Typical subjects: Auden, Lowell, Larkin, Olson, Heaney, Plath, Ginsberg, Smith, Ashbery, Rich, Brooks, Walcott, Lorde.


ENG 374History of Film From 1940UNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Global Knowledge, Visual & Performing Arts
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Technological developments and aesthetic movements that have shaped international cinema production from 1940 to the present. Evolution in camera movement, editing, sound, narrative form, and the documentary. Post-war Hollywood cinema and international film industries (both established and emerging) in historical, economic and cultural context.


ENG (AFS) 375African American CinemaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, U.S. Diversity
Survey and analysis of African American film culture from 1900-present. Examination of pre-Hollywood, classical Hollywood, and Independent filmmaking. Particular focus on independent filmmakers' response to dominant industry representations and the work of filmmakers who seek to create a specifically African American cinematic style.


ENG 376Science FictionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Representative works of science fiction. Emphasis on works written in the twentieth century, with some attention to the history and development of the genre.


ENG 377FantasyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Representative works in the genre of fantasy. Emphasis on works of 19th and 20th centuries. Authors such as Carroll, Lewis, Tolkien, Borges, LeGuin, and Gardner.


ENG (FLM) 378Women & FilmUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Global Knowledge, Offered Alternate Even Years, Visual & Performing Arts
This course will introduce students to the rich international history of women's participation in the motion picture industry. Course includes readings, screenings, discussions, and a final examination.


ENG 380Modern DramaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Major plays and playwrights from Ibsen to Pinter, including at least some of the following: Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, O'Neill, Hellman, Pirandello, Brecht, Williams, Miller, Albee.


ENG 381Creative Nonfiction Writing WorkshopUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 215, 287, 288, or 289
A workshop in creative nonfiction (literary or magazine journalism) for the student with demonstrated understanding of the basic techniques of creative writing and journalism.


ENG 382Film and LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Visual & Performing Arts
Ways of adapting literary works to film form. Similarities and differences between these two media. Emphasis on the practical art of transforming literature into film. Attention to the impact of film upon literature.


ENG 384Introduction to Film TheoryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Visual & Performing Arts
Prerequisite: ENG 282
Survey of critical approaches to film art. Application of theoretical paradigms--formalist, realist, psychoanalytic, feminist, poststructuralist--to individual films, genres, national cinemas and directors.


ENG 385Biblical Backgrounds of English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Influences of the Bible-principal forms, genres, and texts-on major English and American writers such as Milton, Spenser, Melville, Eliot, and Faulkner.


ENG 388Intermediate Fiction Writing WorkshopUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 288;Students must have earned a B or better in ENG 288.
An intermediate workshop in creative writing for students with demonstrated understanding of the basic techniques of writing prose fiction.


ENG 389Intermediate Poetry Writing WorkshopUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 289;Students must have earned a B or better in ENG 289.
An intermediate workshop in creative writing for students with demonstrated understanding of the basic techniques of writing poetry.


ENG 390Classical Backgrounds of English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Literature of the ancient Western world and its influence on English and American writing. Emphasis on the connections between the two bodies of literature. Covers such writers as Plato, Horace, Virgil, and St. Augustine.


ENG 391Special Topics in Modern DramaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Various topics in modern drama covering different cultures, issues, and theatrical practices within the last 100 years. Modern American drama, modern British drama, modern World Drama, and European theatre from World War II to the present.


ENG (FL) 392Major World AuthorUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Intensive study in English, of the writings of one (or two) author(s) from outside the English and American traditions. Sample subjects: Homer, Virgil and Ovid, Lady Murasaki, Marie de France and Christine de Pizan, Dante, Cervantes, Goethe, Balzacand Flaubert, Kafka, Proust, Lessing and Gordimer, Borges and Marquez, Neruda, Achebe, Soyinka, Calvino, Walcott and Naipaul. Topics will vary from semester to semester.May be repeated for credit with new topic.


ENG (FL) 393Studies in Literary GenreUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Concentrated treatment of one literary genre, such as the epic, the lyric, the drama, satire, romance, autobiography, the essay, the novel, or the short story. Treatment of materials from several national or ethnic cultures and several periods. All readings in English. Course may be taken three times for credit.Course may be taken 3 times in different genres.


ENG (FL) 394Studies in World LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Study of a subject in world literature: for example, African literature, Asian literature, Hispanic literature, East European literature, Comedy, the Epic, the Lyric, Autobiography, the Faust legend, or Metamorphosis. Subjects vary according to availability of faculty. Readings in English translation.


ENG (COM) 395Studies in Rhetoric and Digital MediaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Humanities
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Study of the influence of emerging technologies on rhetorical theory and practice. Rhetorical analysis of texts, including visual and audio texts. Invention and construction of digital media texts as a means of engaging rhetorical theory and analysis. Topics vary to adapt to emerging technologies and changing vernacular practices.


ENG 398Contemporary Literature I (1900 to 1940)UNITS: 3 - Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
British and American literature from 1900 to World War II, with representative authors such as Conrad, Yeats, Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Stein, O'Neill, and Wright. For comparative purposes, continental authors such as Kafka and Mann.


ENG 399Contemporary Literature II (1940 to Present)UNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Literature from World War II to the present, with representative authors such as Murdoch, Beckett, Nabokov, Ginsberg, Achebe, Fuentes, Kundera, Naipaul, and Morrison.


ENG 400Applied CriticismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: LTN Majors, Senior standing, formal admission to the methods courses, Corequisite: ECI 450
Types and methods of literary criticism designed specifically for students intending to teach English in high school.


ENG (ECI) 405Literature for AdolescentsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
The history, types, and characteristics of literature for adolescents. Emphasizes reading and analyzing the literature by exploring the themes, literary elements, and rationale for teaching literature for adolescents. Addresses ways in which this literature can be integrated and implemented in English/Language Arts curriculum.


ENG (FL) 406ModernismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
International Modernist movement in literature, from its nineteenth-century origins to its culmination in the early twentieth century. Definitions of modernity, as embodied in a variety of genres. Placement of Modernist texts within a variety of cultures that produced them.


ENG (FL) 407PostmodernismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Global Knowledge, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Literary expressions of Postmodernism, from its origins in the Modernist movement through its culmination in the later decades of the twentieth century. Definitions of post modernity, as embodied in a variety of genres. Placement of Postmodernist texts within a variety of cultures that have produced them.


ENG (WGS) 410Studies in Gender and GenreUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
This course examines the ways in which writers have revised the literary genres to include gendered experience. It will focus on a different generic area, such as poetry, fiction, drama or autobiography, depending on its instructor.


ENG (COM) 411Rhetorical CriticismUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Rhetorical analysis of public speeches, social movements, political campaigns, popular music, advertising, and religious communication. Neo-Aristotelian criticism, movement studies, genre criticism, dramatistic analysis, content analysis, fantasy theme analysis.


ENG 416Advanced News and Article WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 316
Advanced work in writing news stories, profiles, features, and investigative stories. Includes analysis and critical reading of print media. Assumes thorough knowledge of AP style and rudiments of news and feature writing.


ENG 417Editorial and Opinion WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 214, ENG 316
Discussing and writing newspaper and magazine editorials, with added attention to other forms of opinion in print, such as columns and books and music reviews.


ENG 420Major American AuthorUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Intensive study of the writings of one (or two) American author(s). Developments across the career, relationships between the writing and the life, the writer's participation in a culture and an historical moment. Sample subjects: Emerson and Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Stowe and Douglass, Dickinson, Twain, James and Wharton, Frost, O'Neill, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, Faulkner, Hurston and Wright, O'Conner, Morrison.


ENG 421Computer Documentation DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: ENG 314, 331, 332 or ENG 333
Theory and design of documentation for computer hardware and software, including user guides, reference manuals, quick reference guides, tutorials, online documentation, and CD-based media delivery. Training in alternative documentation testing procedures, usability testing, and collaborative revision.


ENG 422Writing Theory and the Writing ProcessUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Theory and research on the processes and contexts of written discourse; cognitive, socio-cultural, educational perspectives; reflective and research-based accounts of the writing process; analysis of discourse contexts and communities.


ENG 425Analysis of Scientific and Technical WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Prerequisite: Junior standing
The role of communication in the creation of scientific knowledge and technical designs and artifacts; methods of analyzing texts and of studying their creation and use; relationships between writing and other forms of communication. Field research in a scientific or technological setting.


ENG 426Analyzing StyleUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Development of a greater understanding of and facility with style in written discourse. Theories of style, stylistic features; methods of analysis, imitation.


ENG 430Advanced ScreenwritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: ENG 330
Advanced Screenwriting students will complete ready-to-sell screenplays over the course of the semester. Workload includes taking home two 100-page scripts each week and giving a thorough critique both in writing and in class discussion. Course included pitch sessions, opening scene workshops, intensive reading and writing.


ENG 43917th-Century English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Works of major nondramatic literary figures in England during the period 1600-1700, such as Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Marvell, Bacon, and Browne.


ENG (AFS) 448African-American LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Humanities, U.S. Diversity
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Survey of African-American literature and its relationships to American culture, with an emphasis on fiction and poetry since 1945. Writers such as Bontemps, Morrison, Hurston, Baldwin, Hayden, Brooks, Naylor, Harper, and Dove.


ENG 44916th-Century English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Nondramatic prose and poetry of the sixteenth century, with consideration of literary types and movements. Emphasis on major authors, including Sidney and Spenser.


ENG 451ChaucerUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Introduction to the study of Chaucer through an intensive reading of The Canterbury Tales.


ENG 452Medieval British LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Readings in the rich poetic, thematic, and generic diversity of Medieval British literature. Representative selections from romance, dream-vision, allegory, fabliau, lyric, chronicle, saint's life, satire, in historical and cultural contexts. Priorknowledge of Middle English unnecessary.


ENG 453The Romantic PeriodUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Emphasis on the major poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats, with selected readings from other poets, prose writers, and dramatists of the period.


ENG 455Literacy in the U.S.UNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 101; Junior or senior standing.
Academic study of the nature, functions, acquisition, institutionalization, and present state of literacy in the U.S., with special focus on issues of cultural diversity and social inequity. Three contexts for literacy - personal, academic, and home/community - provide a range of readings, investigations, and opportunities for reflection and further study. Service-learning component links this academic study to required tutoring (2 hours per week) of children and adults in local community service agencies in addition to attending class. Students will need to provide their own transportation.


ENG (FLM) 459Seminar in Film StudiesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 282, ENG 384 and Junior or Senior standing
Advanced critical approaches to focused film topics involving film genres, directories styles, or trends within a national cinema. This seminar-style course will include screenings, readings, regular discussions, and a substantive final research paper. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor required.


ENG 460Major British AuthorUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
In-depth study of the works of one (or two) British author(s) within their historical and literary-historical context. Sample authors might include; Spencer and Sidney, Swift and Pope, Austen, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Keats and Shelley, the Brontes, the Brownings, Dickens, George Eliot, Hardy, Joyce, Woolf.


ENG 46218th-Century English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Major figures in English literature between 1660 and 1790. Works studied in relation to social, cultural, political, and religious developments. Emphasis on writers such as Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson.


ENG 463The Victorian PeriodUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Significant British poets, writers of prose non-fiction, and novelists studied in the social, economic, scientific, intellectual, and theological contexts of the Victorian era.


ENG 464British Literature, 1900-1945UNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Variety of writings by British authors between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of World War II. Typical subjects: Hardy, Conrad, Shaw, Yeats, Forster, Joyce, Lawrence, Eliot, Woolf, Beckett.


ENG 465British Literature, Since 1945UNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Study of a variety of writings by British authors since World War II. Typical subjects: Beckett, O'Brien, Orwell, Lessing, Murdoch, Rhys, Auden, Larkin, Osborne, Rushdie.


ENG 467American Colonial LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Survey of American literature and thought from its beginnings to the adoption of the Constitution. Representative works such as travel and exploration reports, Indian captivity narratives, diaries, journals, autobiographies, sermons, and poetry.


ENG 468American RomanticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Major American writers from 1825 to 1865. Relationship between literary developments and social change. Emphasis on such writers as Emerson, Hawthorne, Cooper, Poe, Melville, Douglass, Stowe, Thoreau, and Whitman.


ENG 469American Realism and NaturalismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Major American writers from 1865 to 1914, with emphasis on novelists such as Twain, James, Howells, Chopin, and Dreiser.


ENG 470American Literature, 1914-1945UNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Variety of writings by U.S. authors from World War I to World War II. Typical subjects: Stein, Adams, Anderson, Williams, Cullen, Hilda Doolittle, Faulkner, Hurston, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Frost, O'Neill.


ENG 471American Literature, Since 1945UNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Study of a variety of writings by U.S. authors since World War II. Typical subjects: Ellison, Lowell, Williams, Welty, Bellow, Baldwin, O'Conner, Barthelme, Albee, Mailer, Ashbery, Morrison, McDermott, DeLillo.


ENG 475Literature, the Arts, and Mass CultureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
A review of the debate regarding art and mass culture, with attention to recent developments in cultural theory and practice.


ENG 476Southern LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Literary traditions of the Southeastern United States from colonization through the present, including study of such major writers as Byrd, Jefferson, Simms, Poe, Douglass, Twain, Chesnutt, Glasgow, Hurston, Tate, Wolfe, Faulkner, Warren, Wright, Welty, Williams, O'Conner, Percy, and Lee Smith.


ENG 480Modern DramaUNITS: 3


ENG 486Shakespeare, The Earlier PlaysUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Shakespeare's major works before 1600 with emphasis on his development as a playwright.


ENG 487Shakespeare, The Later PlaysUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Shakespeare's major works after 1600 with emphasis on his tragedies and the late romances.


ENG 488Advanced Fiction Writing WorkshopUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 388
An advanced workshop in creative writing for students with demonstrated understanding and accomplishment in the techniques of writing prose fiction.This course is restricted to juniors and seniors. Departmental approval required.


ENG 489Advanced Poetry Writing WorkshopUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 389
An advanced workshop in creative writing for the students with demonstrated understanding and accomplishment in the techniques of writing poetry.This course is restricted to juniors and seniors. Departmental approval required.


ENG 490Studies in Medieval LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
Topics (in rotation) in medieval English and continental literature, such as Arthurian legend and literature; women in medieval society and literature; the self in the late Middle Ages. Focus on special areas of interest, with attention to culturaland historical backgrounds and contemporary scholarship. Some texts in Middle English, some in translation; no prior knowledge of Middle English needed.


ENG 491Honors in EnglishUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Requisite: English Majors Only
Intensive course or independent study project designed as one portion of the Honors Program in English. Subject varies.


ENG 492Special Topics in Film Styles and GenresUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Critical approaches to focused film topics involving film genres, directorial styles, or trends within a national cinema. Topics will vary from semester to semester.


ENG 493Special Topics in FolkloreUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Topics and genres in folklore, such as Folktale and Legend, Folklore and Religion, African-American Folklore. Topics will vary from semester to semester.


ENG 494Special Topics in LinguisticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 101
(May be repeated for credit with new topic.) Methodology and analysis within various branches of linguistics, e.g. syntax, semantics, computational linguistics, phonology, dialectology, historical linguistics, discourse analysis. Examination of topic's basic methods, controversial issues, analysis of linguistic data. Projects may include novel analyses of English constructions, parsing programs, field work reports.


ENG 496Seminar in Literary CriticismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: 9 hours of literature at the 300 level or above
Introduction to theoretical and applied criticism of literature, primarily for English majors and minors. May include traditional theory from Plato and Aristotle to New Criticism, as well as contemporary psychoanalytical, social, historical, and linguistic approaches to literature.


ENG (FL) 497Senior Seminar in World LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Junior standing or Senior standing
Rotating topics in world literature, including treatment of materials from more than one culture and including consideration of the subject's theoretical or methodological framework. Readings in English (original languages encouraged but not required).


ENG 498Special Topics in EnglishUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Six hours in ENG above the 100 level
Directed individual study or experimental course offerings in language or literature. Individual study arranged through consultation with faculty member and Director of Undergraduate Studies.


ENG 499Special Topics in Creative WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ENG 288 or ENG 289 ; Students must have earned a grade of B or better in 288 or 289 or they must have demonstrated competence in creative writing as determined by instructor.
Techniques and practice in writing a particular form within the traditional genres of poetry, prose, or drama, such as "Creative Non-Fiction," "Science Fiction," "The Novella," or "The Satirical Poem." Topics vary from semester to semester.


ENG (COM) 506Verbal Data AnalysisUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: ENG 513 or ENG 527 or COM 541 or COM 542
Research strategies for understanding how spoken and written language shapes activities (e.g., design, instruction, counseling, gaming interactions, e-commerce, etc.). Tracking patterned uses of language as verbal data (e.g., grammatically topically, thematically), formulating research questions, and designing studies to answer those questions through quantitative descriptive means. Sampling, collecting and managing data, developing coding schemes, achieving reliability, using descriptive statistical measures, and reporting the results.


ENG 507Writing for Health and Environmental SciencesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Doctoral student, Master's student
Readings, on-site research, document gathering, and analysis of writing in health and environmental science fields. Students study, practice, and present major forms of writing in their profession. Professional portfolio due at the end of the semester. Intended for students interested in exploring or pursuing writing careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, agriculture, ecology, or other health and environmental science-related industries, or professionals who wish to improve knowledge and skills.


ENG 508Usability Studies for Technical CommunicationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 517
Advanced study of usability inspection, inquiry, and testing theories and practices related to instrumental and instructive texts (i.e., computer-related, legal, medical, pharmaceutical, financial, etc.). Practical experience testing a variety of texts using several testing methods, including completion of a substantial, lab-based usability test. For students planning careers in technical communication, human factors, software design, and multimedia design.


ENG 509Old English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Study of Old English language with selections from important poems including Beowulf. Examination of the poetry in the light of various modern critical approaches.


ENG 510Middle English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Study of major works of medieval English literature (exclusive of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales) in historical context, as reflections of and influences on social and cultural change. Includes works such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Langland's Piers Plowman and Malory's Morte d'Arthur.


ENG 511Theory and Research In CompositionUNITS: 3
Research and scholarship in composition and the teaching of writing. Major theoretical perspectives (such as expressive, social, cognitive, feminist), current issues (such as audience, invention, revision, evaluation) and various research methods.


ENG 512Theory and Research In Professional WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Corequisite: ENG 666
Introduction to research and scholarship in professional writing and writing in the workplace. Major theoretical perspectives for studying writing; current issues (such as usability, readability, collaboration, gender, authorship); and various research methods.


ENG 513Empirical Research In CompositionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Reading and evaluation of empirical research in written composition; guided practice in qualitative and quantitative methods. Basic principles of research; problem definition, research design and statistical analysis, description and assessment of written products and processes.


ENG (COM) 514History Of RhetoricUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Historical development of rhetorical theory with attention to contemporaneous rhetorical practice and philosophical trends. Major focus on the classical period with briefer coverage of medieval, Renaissance, 18th-century, and 19th-century developments. Implications for contemporary theory and practice, including pedagogical practice.


ENG 515Rhetoric Of Science and TechnologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
The relationships among rhetoric, scientific knowledge and technological development and of changes in how these relationships understood historically. Practice in critical analysis of scientific and technical discourse. Consideration of scientific and technical language and of public controversy concerning science and technology.


ENG (COM) 516Rhetorical Criticism: Theory and PracticeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or the equivalent of COM/ENG 321 or COM/ENG 411
Development, achievements, limitation of major critical methods in the 20th century, including neo-Aristotelian, generic, metaphoric, dramatistic, feminist, social-movement, fantasy-theme and postmodern approaches. Criticism of political discourse,institutional discourse, discourses of law, medicine, religion, education, science, the media. Relations between rhetorical and literary criticism and other forms of cultural analysis.


ENG 517Advanced Technical Writing, Editing and Document DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 314
Advanced study of document design, technical editing and usability. For students planning careers as technical communicators.


ENG 518Publication Management for Technical CommunicatorsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 517
Advanced study of publication and team management issues such as staffing, scheduling, cost-reduction and subcontracting. For students planning careers as technical communicators.


ENG 519Online Information Design and EvaluationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 517
Concepts and practices related to multimedia information design, information architectures, human-computer interaction, and genre for complex websites.


ENG 520Science Writing for the MediaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Coverage of three areas: how to write science articles for a variety of mass media, how to think critically about how mass media cover science, and how to think critically about science itself. Preparation for careers not only in mass media, but also in scientific and technological organizations.


ENG 521Modern English UsageUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: ENG 524
Analysis of what "usage" means, a look at the shaping of attitudes about English in the twentieth century and the service of language during that period to form social groups. Attention to the transmission of these attitudes and to the role of the schools in that transmission.


ENG 522Writing in Nonacademic SettingsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Directed work experience for English Department graduate students including work-site mentoring and evaluation and concurrent academic assignments. Academic component includes reading and discussing articles relevant to the day-to-day practice of writing in nonacademic settings and completion of a project that connects academic and nonacademic components. Graduate Standing in an English Department graduate program required. Modest liability insurance fee required. Students must provide their own transportation to the practicum site.


ENG 522Writing in Nonacademic SettingsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Directed work experience for English Department graduate students including work-site mentoring and evaluation and concurrent academic assignments. Academic component includes reading and discussing articles relevant to the day-to-day practice of writing in nonacademic settings and completion of a project that connects academic and nonacademic components. Graduate Standing in an English Department graduate program required. Modest liability insurance fee required. Students must provide their own transportation to the practicum site.


ENG 523Language Variation Research SeminarUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 525
Field-initiated research. Group and individual research topics focused on current sociolinguistic issues related to language variation and changes. Ethnographic and quantitative methods of analysis.


ENG 524Introduction to LinguisticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or 12 hrs. in ENG
Introduction to theoretical linguistics, especially for students in language, writing and literature curricula. Phonology, syntax, semantics, history of linguistics; relation of linguistics to philosophy, sociology and psychology; application of theory to analysis of texts.


ENG 525Variety In LanguageUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or 12 hrs. in ENG
Language variation description, theory, method and application; focus on regional, social, ethnic and gender varieties; sociolinguistic analysis, basic discourse analysis.


ENG 526History Of the English LanguageUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
A survey of the growth and development of the language from its Indo-European beginnings to the present.


ENG 527Discourse AnalysisUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Overview of major issues, theories, and research methods in contemporary discourse analysis. It explores how language as a form of social practice regulates social actions, relations and identities; how ways of speaking construct and are constructed by social order, cultural practice, and individual agency. Texts/discourses are analyzed to examine how speakers create meaning through formal linguistic choices; what the micro-organization of talk reveals about social order; how critical understanding of discourse helps to interpret complex processes of social life.


ENG 528SociophoneticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
A survey of sociophonetics: the study of language variation using modern phonetic techniques. Acoustic analysis of consonants, vowels, prosody, voice quality. Speech perception experiments and how they can be applied to a variety of issues. Applications to theoretical issues in sound change, sociolinguistics, phonetics and phonology, and cognition of language. Graduate standing required.


ENG 52916th-Century Non-Dramatic English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prose and poetry of the English Renaissance, excluding drama. Special attention to major authors, including Spenser and Sidney, and to intellectual, cultural and literary backgrounds and developments. Introduction to pertinent methods and issues of scholarly inquiry and critical interpretation.


ENG 53017th-Century English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
A close examination of the literature of England from 1600 to 1660 with emphasis on major literary figures and movements, development of important literary forms and genres and relationship between literary texts of this period and their philosophical, political and theological contexts. Some bibliographical and textural assignments. Content and focus varies according to instructor's emphasis, but writers covered usually include Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Marvell and Browne.


ENG 531American Colonial LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Survey of American literature and thought from the beginning to adoption of the constitution. Representative works such as travel and exploration reports, Indian captivity narratives, diaries, journals, auto biographies, sermons and poetry.


ENG 532Narrative AnalysisUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Introduction to theories concerning the structure, use, and interpretation of narratively organized discourse; application of methods of narrative analysis to both spoken and written narratives.


ENG 533Bilingualism and Language ContactUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Linguistic, cultural and socio-political aspects of bi- and mulitlingualism in a global context. Issues and implications of bilingualism from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics inlcude: language maintenance and shift; child and adult bilingualism; relationship between language, culture and identity in bi- and multilingual situations; psycholinguistic aspects and lingustic outcomes of bilingual contact, such as code-switching, convergence and language attrition; language ideology, the politics of language choice and language policy; globalization and intercultural communication. Must hold graduate standing or get consent of instructor for advanced undergraduate students.


ENG 534Quantitative Analysis om SociolinguisticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 523
The quantitative methods specific to sociolinguistic variation are examined in detail, focusing both on gaining experience using quantitative analysis software and on understanding fundamental concepts underlying the quantitative analysis of language variation. This course takes students beyond the basic familiarity with quantitative analysis gained in ENG 523, both in depth of investigation and in attention to the link between method and theory.


ENG 535Sociolinguistic MethodsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
This course introduces students to the fundamental methodology of sociolinguistics. Students will learn about interviewing techniques, IRB regulations, and both quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques.


ENG (FL) 539Seminar In World LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Rotating topics in world literature, including treatment of the subject's theoretical or methodological framework. Possible subjects: colonialism and literature; orality and literature; the Renaissance; the Enlightenment; translation; comparison ofNorth and South American literatures; African literary traditions; post-modernism and gender. Readings in English (original languages encouraged but not required).


ENG 540History Of Literary CriticismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status
Survey of the history of literary criticism from Antiquity to early Modern period. Introduction to major theoretical definitions of literature and modes of practical criticism. Close study of Aristotle's Poetics, Sidney's Apology for Poetry, Pope's Essay on Criticism, Coleridge's Biographia Literaria, Eliot's essays and other landmark works in development of literary criticism.


ENG (FL) 541Literary and Cultural TheoryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
A survey of literary theory in the 20th century from New Criticism to postmodernism. Examines the virtues and pitfalls of these approaches to the study of culture and literature. A course on issues, concepts, theorists and the sociohistorical and political context in which the theorists are writing. Taught in English. No formal pre-requisites. However, students who have not had advanced literature will be disadvantaged.


ENG 548African-American LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Summer
Prerequisite: Grad. standing
Advanced study of critical theories of African-American literature, the contexts of cultural criticism and 20th-century novels of African-American writers within these frames.


ENG 549Modern African LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
The works of the most important writers shaping modern African literature in English (and English translation). Selections from East, West, North and South Africa, spanning colonial through post-colonial Africa--from literature of protest and culture conflict to that of disillusionment, reappraisal and feminism.


ENG 550English Romantic PeriodUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
A detailed study of the six major romantic poets--Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats; some attention as well to the political, social and literary background and to a few minor writers and critics.


ENG 551ChaucerUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 451, Graduate standing
Intensive study of the works of Chaucer in the light of medieval literary traditions, medieval history and a variety of medieval and modern critical approaches.


ENG (COM) 554Contemporary Rhetorical TheoryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Contemporary rhetorical theory covering the 20th and 21st centuries. Conceptual connections with and disruptions of the classical tradition and its, successors; relationship between rhetorical theory and philosophical trends, institutional histories, socioeconomic circumstances, and pedagogical needs. Attention to current issues such as the revival of invention, rhetorical agency, and ethics.


ENG 555American Romantic PeriodUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
The literary culture of the United States from 1820s through 1860s, setting works of transcendentalists and other romantic writers within sociohistorical contexts. Consideration of writing by women, slave narratives and popular fiction as well as such major figures as Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Melville.


ENG 558Studies In ShakespeareUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Summer
An intensive study of a particular phase of the Shakespeare canon. Emphasis will normally be on one dramatic genre (tragedy, comedy, history), but occasionally the focus may be more limited.


ENG (FLM) 559Seminar in Film StudiesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Advanced critical approaches to focused film topics involving film genres, directories styles, or trends within a national cinema. This seminar-style course will include screenings, readings, regular discussions, and a substantive final research paper. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor required.


ENG 560Victorian Poetry and Critical ProseUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
The literature of Victorian England: 1837-1901; the major poets and essayists, movements and questions in their historical contexts, religious, political and aesthetic.


ENG 561MiltonUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
An intensive reading of Milton with attention to background materials in history and culture of seventeenth-century England.


ENG 56218TH-Century English LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
British writers of the period 1600-1790 studied in historical and cultural contexts. Usually includes works by Dryden, Swift, Pope, Defoe, Mandeville, Boswell and Johnson, but addition of other significant writers possible.


ENG 56318TH-Century English NovelUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Selected British novels of the Restoration and eighteenth century from a variety of contemporary critical perspectives. Such writers as Fielding, Richardson, Sterne, Burney, Smollett and Austen.


ENG 564Victorian NovelUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Study of selected British novels published between 1837 and 1901 in contexts of the development of the genre, historical period and current literary theory. Such writers as Dickens, Thackeray, Bronte, Trollope, Eliot, Meredith and Hardy.


ENG 565American Realism and NaturalismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Study of literary culture of United States from 1860s to early 1900s with emphasis on fiction by such realists and naturalists as Twain, Howells, Chesnutt, James, Crane, Wharton, Dreiser and Norris. Inclusion of prose of writers such as Adams and DuBois possible.


ENG 57020TH-Century British ProseUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Examination of British fiction of this century and relationship of significant intellectual, historical and political issues. Inclusion of such writers as Joyce, Conrad, Woolf, Lawrence, Beckett and Murdoch possible but also post-colonial novelists as well.


ENG 57120TH-Century British PoetryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Development of English poetry from its late Victorian phase through Modernism to present post-war scene. Inclusion of such writers as Hardy, Yeats, Eliot, Smith, Auden, Larkin, Heaney, Wolcott and Hill possible.


ENG 572Modern British DramaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Survey of modern British drama from its beginnings at turn of the century to present.


ENG 573Modern American DramaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
A survey of modern American drama centering on major figures.


ENG 575Southern WritersUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Introduction to literary culture of "the South," tracing the roots of the twentieth-century "Southern Renaissance" in such ante-bellum genres as plantation fiction, Southwestern humor, fugitive-slave narration and pastoral elegy. Examination of persistence of "Southern" writing within increasingly standardized culture of the United States.


ENG 57620TH-Century American PoetryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Development of modern American poetry from rebellion against the romantic and genteel verse of the 1890's; special attention to Robinson, Frost, Pound, Williams, Stevens and Ransom.


ENG 57720th-Century American ProseUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
An examination of representative American writers of novel and short fiction.


ENG 578English Drama To 1642UNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: ENG 261 and upper division or Graduate standing
Elizabethan and Jacobean drama from 1580 to 1642, excluding Shakespeare. Coverage of such writers as Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Beaumont and Fletcher, Heywood, Tourneur and Ford.


ENG 579Restoration and 18th-Century DramaUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Representative British plays of the period 1660-1780 studied in cultural, social and ethical contexts. Usually includes works by Etherege, Wycherley, Behn, Dry-den, Otway, Vanburgh, Farquhar, Congreve, Lillo, Gay, Goldsmith and Sheridan.


ENG 580Literary PostmodernismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Post-1945 literary theory in relationship with representative avant-garde writers. Theoretical and argumentative essays in such areas as chaos theory, deconstruction, feminism and the limits of fiction. Fiction readings by Calvino, Pynchon, Barthelme, Cortazar and others.


ENG (COM) 581Visual Rhetoric: Theory and CriticismUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
R: Graduate Students Only
Application of visual theory to rhetoric and of rhetorical theory to visual forms of communication. Discussion and analysis may include advertising, photography, news and informational media, political communication, instructional material, scientific visualization, visual arts, public commemorative artifacts, internet and other digital media.


ENG 582Studies in LiteratureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Variation in content. Selected problems and issues in literature.


ENG 583Studies In Composition and RhetoricUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Variation in content. Selected problems and issues in composition and rhetoric.


ENG 584Studies In LinguisticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Variation in content. Selected problems and issues in linguistics.


ENG 585Studies In FilmUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Variation in content. Selected problems and issues in film.


ENG 586Studies In TheoryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Variation in content. Selected problems and issues in theory.


ENG 587Interdisciplinary Studies in EnglishUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Content varies. Selected topics and issues that cross disciplinary boundaries in English Studies. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Graduate standing is required.


ENG 588Fiction Writing WorkshopUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 488 or ENG 489
Advanced work in techniques of writing fiction for students with substantial experience in writing. Workshop sessions with students commenting on each other's work.


ENG 589Poetry Writing WorkshopUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 488 or ENG 489
Advanced work in techniques of writing poetry for students with substantial experience in writing. Workshop sessions with students commenting on each other's work.


ENG 590Studies In Creative WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 588 or 589
Techniques special to a particular kind of writing within the traditional genres of prose, poetry or drama, such as "Speculative Fiction" or "The Long Poem or Poetic Sequence." Various subjects.


ENG 591Studies in National CinemasUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Aesthetic develpments and historical importance of national cinema traditions in specific cultural contexts. Focus on the relation between cinema and linguistic, literary and artistic develpments within a national setting or in regional or international contexts. Topics, which change each year, may include Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, and British Social Realism.


ENG 592Special Topics in Film Styles and GenresUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Critical approaches to focused film topics involving film genres, directorial styles, or trends within a national cinema. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Students cannot obtain credit for both ENG 492 and ENG 592.


ENG 610Special Topics EnglishUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer


ENG 624Teaching College CompositionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ENG 511 and mentored assistantship in ENG 101
Preparation for teaching college composition. Introduction to pedagogical principles and practices. Practice in setting course goals, designing writing assignments to meet those goals, developing instructional activities to support assignments, andevaluating student writing. The course is scheduled as a 5-day workshop before classes begin, followed by weekly meetings and mentoring during the fall semester.


ENG 626Advanced Writing for Empirical ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
A seminar and workshop for graduate students in empirical research fields working on grant proposals, theses and dissertations, papers for professional journals, conference proposals, and other significant research texts. Intensive practice and feedback on writing, grounded in an introduction to theory and research on writing processes, products, and contexts. Requirements include three major writing projects designed by the student, review and discussion of drafts written by other workshop members, analysis and presentation of discipline-specific communication patterns and practices.


ENG 636Directed ReadingsUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Intensive study of a specific topic from various specializations of the English faculty. Negotiation between the student and the director for variable credit and approved by Director of Graduate Studies.


ENG 669Bibliography and MethodologyUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Only
Intensive study of the bibliography and methodology of literary research. Required of all graduate students in English.


ENG 675Projects in Technical CommunicationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 518
Capstone course for M.S. in Technical Communication. Students engage in major semester-long individual project under direction of instructor.


ENG 676Master's Project in EnglishUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Individual capstone project in English Studies. Topic and mode of study determined in consultation with faculty project advisor. For students in the final semester of the English MA program.


ENG 685Master's Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Master's student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


ENG 688Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time RegistrationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.


ENG 689Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time RegistrationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.


ENG 690Master's ExaminationUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.


ENG 693Master's Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Master's student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


ENG 695Master's Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Thesis research.


ENG 696Summer Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


ENG 699Master's Thesis PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their theses.


ENG 722Linguistics and LiteracyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ENG 525
Focus on two-way relationship between linguistic theory and literacy. Metalinguistic awareness and acquisition of literacy, orthography and phonology, oral vs. written language, oral vs. literate cultures, and metalinguistic assumptions in linguistic theory.


ENG 723Advanced Language Variation Research SeminarUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
This course is designed for PhD students who have basic knowledge of sociolinguistic variation. It looks in detail at the fundamental theories, methods, and conclusions that have shaped the study of sociolinguistic variation during the past 50 years, and it provides solid familiarity with theory and quantitative methods. Students will carry out quantitative research on linguistic variation.


ENG 727Discourse AnalysisUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Overview of major issues, theories, and research methods in contemporary discourse analysis. It explores how language as a form of social practice regulates social actions, relations and identities; how ways of speaking construct and are constructed by social order, cultural practice, and individual agency. Texts/discourses are analyzed to examine how speakers create meaning through formal linguistic choices; what the micro-organization of talk reveals about social order; how critical understanding of discourse helps to interpret complex processes of social life.


ENG 729Language Variation and Social TheoryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: ENG 523
Although the field of sociolinguistic variation has developed its own body of theory, its central questions continue to call for engagement with theory in related socio-cultural disciplines. This course examines sociolinguists' explicit and implicit incorporation of social theory into the analysis of language variation; it also explores the many ways in which social theory could yet enrich, and be enriched by, empirical sociolinguistic analysis.


ENG 730Ethnolinguistic VariationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: ENG 525
This course examines the nature of ethnolinguistic variation in the English-speaking diaspora, with particular attention to the ethnic varieties in the United States, including African American English, Hispanic English, and Native American English.


ENG 731Applied SociolinguisticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: ENG 525
This course will introduce the main research concentrations and methods in Applied Sociolinguistics, including first language acquisition and teaching, second language learning, bilingualism, and clinical assessment and treatment of communication disorders. Students will be introduced to the basic foundations of language variation from linguistic and sociocultural/historical perspectives and learn how sociolinguistic variation affects clinical and educational processes and organizations.


ENG 798Special Topics in English StudiesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Intensive exploration of specialized or emerging topics in an area of language, literature, rhetoric, film, or other aspect of English studies. Emphasis on student research and writing. May be used to test and develop new courses. May be repeated for credit.


ENG 810Directed Readings in English StudiesUNITS: 1-6
Intensive study of a specific topic from various specializations of the English faculty. Negotiation between the student and the director for the variable credit and approved by the director of Graduate Studies. May be repeated for credit.


ENG 896Summer Dissert ResUNITS: 1