English

  • Department Information

    English

    David Stevens, Chair
    Professors Ashe, Browder, Gruner, Henry, Outka, Schwartz, Stevens
    Associate Professors Cheever, Lurie, MacAllister, Pelletier, Russell, Siebert, Singh
    Assistant Professor Manganaro
    Director of Writing Center Essid
    Director of the Bridge to Success Program Snaza

  • Major

    The English Major

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) or better is required in all coursework comprising the English major.

    10 units, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor, but the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    Two courses from Group A, courses in literature before the early to mid-19th century

    Two courses from Group B, courses in literature after the early to mid-19th century

    Two additional courses at the 300 or 400 levels or ENGL 200 and one course at the 300 or 400 level (LING 203 Introduction to Linguistics can also be taken to satisfy this requirement). ENGL 388, ENGL 406, ENGL 498, and ENGL 499 may not be used to meet this requirement.

    Two seminars, ideally one in the junior year and one in the senior year, although if necessary both may be taken in the senior year

  • Minor

    The English Minor

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) or better is required in all coursework comprising the English minor.

    Six units, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor, but the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One course from Group A, courses in literature before the early to mid-19th century

    One course from Group B, courses in literature after the early to mid-19th century

    One additional literature course (not writing) at the 300 or 400 level

    One seminar taken in the junior or senior year

  • Creative Writing Minor

    The Creative Writing Minor

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) or better is required in all coursework comprising the creative writing minor. Each writing course beyond CRWR 200 may be taken up to three times for credit.

    Six units, including:

    ENGL 200 Introduction to Creative Writing

    Four courses, chosen from the following:

    ENGL 385 Fiction Writing

    ENGL 386 Poetry Writing

    ENGL 390 Literary Translation

    ENGL 392 Creative Nonfiction Writing

    ENGL 397 Selected Topics in Writing

    ENGL 401 Creative Writing Portfolio

    One additional 200- or 300-level English course, either in literature, writing, or editing OR one of these courses from another department:

    FREN 324 Francophone Cultures and Literature

    FREN 461 From Modern to Postmodern

    LAIS 332 Introduction to Latin American Literature II

    LAIS 462 Visions of Contemporary Spain

    LAIS 472 Latin American Theater

    LAIS 474 Contemporary Writing in Latin America

    LAIS 477 Literature of the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean

    LAIS 486 U.S. Latino/a Literature

    LLC 322 Introduction to Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Russian Literature

    THTR 325 Script Analysis

    VMAP 257 Artist Book

  • Honors

    Honors Program

    To earn honors in English, a major must complete ENGL 498, Honors Thesis Research, and ENGL 499, Honors Thesis Writing. Units earned for ENGL 498 and ENGL 499 are in addition to the 10 units required in the English major. Honors students also designate one of the courses from their major program as an Honors Course. The instructor, in consultation with the student and the honors coordinator, determines an appropriate honors component for the course. Students must have attained a departmental GPA of 3.50 by the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year. They also must maintain that GPA through the completion of the program and an overall GPA of no less than 3.30 while in the program. The thesis must be submitted to a faculty committee in the spring of the student's senior year. Honors will be granted only to those students whose theses meet departmental standards. Students should declare their intention to seek honors and meet with the honors coordinator in the spring of their sophomore year or fall of their junior year. Students who have not declared by the second semester of their junior year are disqualified from further honors consideration. Those who have declared that they are seeking honors will be considered candidates until they fail to meet one of the program's requirements. For further information and advice on standards and curriculum, see the honors coordinator.

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  • ENGL 103 Introduction to Expository Writing

    Units: 1

    Description

    Introduction to critical reading, thinking, and writing across disciplines.

  • ENGL 199 Topics in Introductory Literary Studies

    Units: .5-1

    Description

    Selected topics vary from semester to semester.

  • ENGL 200 Introduction to Creative Writing

    Units: 1

    Description

    An introduction to general principles. Students' fiction and poetry receive critical evaluation through workshops and conferences. The course is designed to improve students' creative and critical faculties through exposure to a variety of styles and genres in contemporary literature--e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms. The course emphasizes the finished product as well as the writing process, which includes not only putting words on paper, but also reading, analysis, and revision. Students examine forms and structures, word choice, line lengths and line breaks, sentences, paragraphs, beginnings and endings, rhetorical strategies, cadences and music, tone and voice, and syntax and diction. Class sessions include variations of the following: writing exercises, craft talks, discussion about the assigned readings, and discussion of student work. Same as CRWR 200.

  • ENGL 201 The Art of Writing: Aims, Modes, Process

    Units: 1

    Description

    Explores varied strategies for negotiating each stage in the writing process, reviews methods for engaging in critical thinking and productive research, and addresses issues influencing effective uses of language, including attention to grammaticality.

    Prerequisites

    First Year Seminar 100.

  • ENGL 203 Children's Literature

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Analysis of children's literature, from folk and fairy tales to today's stories, poems and novels for children.

  • ENGL 204 Literature and Culture

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Representation of cultural identity and experience in works drawn from diverse cultural traditions.

  • ENGL 206 Selected Readings in American Literature

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Selected works reflecting one or more major patterns in American literature. Specific emphasis may change from term to term.

  • ENGL 208 Twentieth-Century American Fiction

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Textual analysis of novels and shorter fiction representing diverse authors, themes, movements, and techniques.

  • ENGL 215 Reading Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Analysis of selected works of science fiction and fantasy. Possible authors included in the course range from Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne to Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison and Ursula K. LeGuin to writers not typically identified with the genre. Students will consider a variety of interpretive frameworks (formal, psychological, feminist and others)through which literary sci-fi and fantasy are frequently read. Texts will include short stories, novels and film.

  • ENGL 216 Literature, Technology and Society

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Literary and nonliterary texts that react, in a given society and period of history, to technological change and social effects of technology.

  • ENGL 217 The Bible and Literature

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Study of representative texts from Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and examination of their relationships to later works of drama, poetry, short stories, and the novel.

  • ENGL 218 African Literature

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Representative works from written traditions in modern African literature.

  • ENGL 219 Introduction to Drama and Theater

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Introduction to basic concepts of drama and theater, including the relationship between drama as text and as spectacle and the relation of drama to other genres and art forms. Examination of significant theatrical traditions that have influenced modern drama.

  • ENGL 220 Introduction to Film Studies

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Introduces the methodology of film studies through close textual analysis of narrative film. Special attention paid to the international history of the medium, the language of production, and major critical approaches. (Same as Film Studies 201)

  • ENGL 221 Introduction to Poetry

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Analysis of works by selected poets.

  • ENGL 222 Short Fiction

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Analysis of short fiction as a means of defining its many formal and philosophical expressions.

  • ENGL 223 The Modern Novel

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Analysis of selected 20th- and 21st-century novels.

  • ENGL 224 Great Novels

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Selected major novels of 18th, 19th, and/or 20th centuries.

  • ENGL 227 Life-Writing as Literature: Studies in Biography and Autobiography

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Study of resources, methods, and aims governing the re-creation of individual lives by writers of biography and autobiography.

  • ENGL 229 The Black Vernacular

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Introduction to black vernacular oral and written art. Investigation of the black vernacular tradition in the wider context of American culture.

  • ENGL 230 Women in Modern Literature

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Modern woman's search for identity and struggle for self-realization through study of selected figures from 19th-, 20th-, and/or 21st century literature.

  • ENGL 231 African-American Literature

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Survey of major works of African-American literature with attention to oral traditional contexts.

  • ENGL 233 Contemporary Native American Literatures

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    An introduction to the most recent fiction by Native American writers in the United States through a study of a variety of genres in the context of the United States' colonial history, indigenous nations' struggles for sovereignty, and the long legacy of Indian representation in American popular culture.

  • ENGL 234 Shakespeare

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Analysis of selected plays and poems from variety of critical perspectives.

  • ENGL 235 Narratives of Personal Development

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Analysis of literature of personal growth and human development, from autobiography and biography to various forms of fiction: bildungsroman, novels of education, fictionalized biography, autobiography in verse, etc.

  • ENGL 236 Global Women Writers

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Explores women's writing from around the world, from regions as diverse as South Asia, Africa, North America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Through reading novels, short stories, poetry, and essays by and about women, examines how the concerns of women writers travel across national and political lines. What particular challenges do women writers face and how do such challenges influence their writing? How is the role of women represented in and across different literary and non-fiction texts? How does sexuality figure into women's writing and what does it say about the "naturalized" ways that women are imagined across cultures? What current global issues concern women writers, and how are they linked to gender and sexuality? Writers may include Tsitsi Dangarembga, Margaret Atwood, Edwidge Danticat, Ama Ata Aidoo, Nawal el Saadawi, Bapsi Sidhwa, Zora Neale Hurston, Arundhati Roy, Vandana Shiva, Wangari Maathai, and Audre Lorde.

  • ENGL 237 Queer Literatures

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Examines contemporary queer literature and film concerned with both the formation and formulation of queer identities. Asks a series of questions: What distinguishes and differentiates queer aesthetics? What does it mean to be queer? Who can or should represent queer identities? Examines works that traverse sexual, racial, national, and political lines. Careful and critical attention to a plurality of queer expressions and representations. Authors may include: Shyam Selvadurai, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Tony Kushner, James Baldwin, Dionne Brand, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ismat Chughtai, Leslie Feinberg, Shani Mootoo, Manuel Puig, and William Burroughs. Films may include: Boys Don't Cry, Happy Together, Fire, Philadelphia, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Before Night Falls, and Paris is Burning.

  • ENGL 239 Vampires in Literature and Film

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Examination of "the vampire" as a metaphor for social fears as it appears in different historical moments (sixteenth century to the present) and across several genres and media, including poetry, prose fiction, folklore, film, television, and popular songs. Readings, brief lectures, and discussions analyze vampires in these texts in relation to ideas from philosophy, economics, gender studies, and literary theory.

  • ENGL 297 Literature in Context: Genre and Mode

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Focuses on the ways in which particular literary genres and modes arise and are adapted to new purposes over time. Taught in two modules with two different professors. Each part concentrates on a single genre or mode in its longer historical contexts.

  • ENGL 298 Literature in Context: Texts in History

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Focuses on the ways in which literary traditions are perceived and/or constructed, and for what purposes, how particular literary traditions arise in particular historical circumstances. Taught in two modules with two different professors. Each module concentrates on a different literary time period.

  • ENGL 299 Special Topics in Literary Analysis

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Essentials of close textual analysis with special attention to theory, critical vocabulary, and methodology of literary interpretation. The focus will vary from one section or semester to the next. Recent topics have included The Sixties: Then and Now; American Misfits, Contemporary American Literatures, Border Crossings in Global Literatures. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

Group A Courses in Literature before the Early to Mid-19th Century

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  • ENGL 302 Literature of the English Renaissance

    Units: 1

    Description

    Studies in literature and cultural traditions of 16th- and early 17th-century Great Britain.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or GS 290 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 304 Shakespeare

    Units: 1

    Description

    Selected plays by Shakespeare grouped according to genre. The course will investigate the histories and tragedies and the comedies and romances.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 308 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    Units: 1

    Description

    An interdisciplinary approach to the study of Middle Ages and Renaissance. Medieval and Renaissance perspectives on topics such as love, politics, individualism, and the divine will be explored through study of selected works from literature, art, architecture, political theory, theology, and philosophy of both periods. Modern historiographical studies also will be examined in order to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of period constructions. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 309 Desire and Identity in the Renaissance: The Lyric Tradition

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    A comparative investigation of Italian, French, and English Renaissance lyric poetry. (Same as LLC 358.)

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department

  • ENGL 311 English Literature of the Restoration and 18th Century

    Units: 1

    Description

    Focus on representative British authors of the late 17th and 18th centuries.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 312 English Literature of the Romantic Movement

    Units: 1

    Description

    Focus on major British authors of the early 19th century with some attention to European currents and backgrounds.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 325 Age of the American Renaissance

    Units: 1

    Description

    Readings in the traditional American Renaissance canon -- Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Melville, Poe, Dickinson, and Whitman -- as well as other writers working in the period, such as Frederick Douglass and Fanny Fern.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or American Studies 201 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 330 Selected Topics in Literature before the Early to Mid-19th Century

    Units: 1

    Description

    Topics will vary from semester to semester. Recently offered topics include Renaissance Lyric Poetry and The Middle Ages and the Renaissance.May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

Group B Courses in Literature after the Early to Mid-19th Century

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  • ENGL 331 Literatures of Africa

    Units: 1

    Description

    Survey of major writers from the African continent, with attention to historical and cultural contexts and to African oral traditions.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or GS 290 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 332 Literatures of the Caribbean

    Units: 1

    Description

    Survey of Anglo-Caribbean literatures with emphasis on contemporary works. Occasional studies of Spanish, Dutch, or French works in translation.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or GS 290 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 334 American Indian Literatures

    Units: 1

    Description

    Works of major indigenous writers in the United States since the 1960s until the present, studied in the context of the historical and contemporary political and cultural relations between American Indians and the United States.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or American Studies 201 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 336 Literatures of Globalization

    Units: 1

    Description

    Selected contemporary fiction and criticism that considers problems of global economy, culture, and language.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or GS 290 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 337 Postcolonial Literatures

    Units: 1

    Description

    Survey of major debates and movements in postcolonial literature, with attention to cultural contexts.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or GS 290 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 338 English Literature of the Victorian Period

    Units: 1

    Description

    Focus on representative British authors, 1832-1901, with attention to contemporary social, political, religious, and scientific issues.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 343 Modernisms

    Units: 1

    Description

    A study of the dramatic changes in literature in Europe and America from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or GS 290 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 346 Twentieth-Century British and Irish Literature

    Units: 1

    Description

    Reflections of modern sensibility in fiction and poetry of native British and Irish authors and American expatriates.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or GS 290 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 347 Politics, Social Change, and Modern Drama

    Units: 1

    Description

    A literary exploration of modern and contemporary drama as a vehicle for social change.

    Prerequisites

    One 200-level ENGL with a grade of C or higher.

  • ENGL 357 Twentieth-Century American Fiction

    Units: 1

    Description

    Attention to new concerns and new forms of fiction in the 20th century.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or American Studies 201 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.

  • ENGL 361 Literature and Film

    Units: 1

    Description

    Examines the filmic adaptation of literary works, with particular consideration given to questions of genre, interpretation, and historical relevance.

    Prerequisites

    English 220, completion of one FSLT taught in the English department, or FMST 201 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 362 Post-Soul Literature and Culture

    Units: 1

    Description

    Survey of works by African-American verbal artists who came of age after the civil-rights movement.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department or American Studies 201 with a C or better

  • ENGL 367 Indigenous Film in North America

    Units: 1

    Description

    An introduction to indigenous cinema in the United States and Canada. Forms and topics studied include ethnographic film, western and anti-western, contemporary first contact films; American Indian documentary, experimental video, and feature film; multiculturalism and the aesthetics and politics of indigenous representation.

    Prerequisites

    English 220, completion of one FSLT taught in the English department, or Film Studies 201 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 368 History and Aesthetics of Film

    Units: 1

    Description

    Takes one of a range of approaches to considering film historically. It could trace the development of particular genres, national cinemas, or cinematic movements (such as Italian neorealism or the so-called "art film"); the course may also examine the workings of the Hollywood industry in connection with cultural and social issues such as race relations, gender roles, or depictions of sexuality. In any version of the course students consider properties of filmic expression in its technical or aesthetic aspects and in connection with cinema history.

    Prerequisites

    English 220, completion of one FSLT taught in the English department, or Film Studies 201 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 369 American Culture/American Film

    Units: 1

    Description

    Explores the intersection of American film and culture, with special attention to the dialogue between Hollywood and other institutions, ideologies, and events. Specific topics vary from semester to semester.

    Prerequisites

    English 220, completion of one FSLT taught in the English department, American Studies 201, or Film Studies 201 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 370 Selected Topics in Literature after the Early to Mid-19th Century

    Units: 1

    Description

    Topics will vary from semester to semester. Recently offered topics include Victorian Fantasy, Modernisms, and Blackface! May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

Group C Other Advanced Courses in Literature, Language and Writing

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  • ENGL 374 Film Theory

    Units: 1

    Description

    Surveys the various ways in which thinkers have conceived of cinema since before its inception--what André Bazin referred to as "the film idea"--to contemporary debates about the "end" of film and the advent of New Media.

    Prerequisites

    English 220, completion of one FSLT taught in the English department, or Film Studies 201 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 376 Modern Literary Theory

    Units: 1

    Description

    Developments in literary theory from Formalism to the present. Schools and approaches include New Criticism, Feminism, Marxism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalytic Criticism, New Historicism, and Cultural Studies.

    Prerequisites

    One unit of 300-level English with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 379 Film Directors

    Units: 1

    Description

    Examines the work of individual or a small group of film directors. The directors considered will vary and include figures such as Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Coen Brothers. Special attention will be paid to theories of film authorship, the concept of film style and film aesthetics, and various critical approaches.

    Prerequisites

    English 220, completion of one FSLT taught in the English department, or Film Studies 201 with a C or better

  • ENGL 380 Special Topics: Film Genres

    Units: 1

    Description

    The close consideration of single or small numbers of film genres: their inception, evolution, aesthetic and stylistic properties, and interaction with other cultural forms and institutions. The genres under consideration will vary and include Film Noir, Melodrama, and the Western, among others. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

    Prerequisites

    Film Studies 201, English 220, completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 381 Modern Grammar

    Units: 1

    Description

    Introduction to linguistics, including theories and practices of structuralists and transformationalists. (Meets state licensure requirements for teaching.)

    Prerequisites

    First Year Seminar 100.

  • ENGL 383 Introduction to Composition Theory and Pedagogy

    Units: 1

    Description

    Serves as practicum for writing consultants - and students seeking teacher licensure.

    Prerequisites

    Permission of instructor.

  • ENGL 385 Fiction Writing

    Units: 1

    Description

    Analysis of literary models. Discussion and evaluation of students' own fiction. May be taken up to three times for credit. Same as CRWR 385.

    Prerequisites

    English 200 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 386 Poetry Writing

    Units: 1

    Description

    Analysis of literary models. Discussion and evaluation of students' own poetry. May be taken up to three times for credit. Same as CRWR 386.

    Prerequisites

    ENGL 200 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 390 Literary Translation

    Units: 1

    Description

    Introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of translation, with a particular emphasis on translation after 1900.

    Prerequisites

    One 200-level English course or 300-level LLC or LAIS course with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 392 Creative Nonfiction Writing

    Units: 1

    Description

    Analysis of literary models. Discussion and evaluation of students' own creative nonfiction. May be taken up to three times for credit. Same as CRWR 392.

    Prerequisites

    English 200 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 393 Literary Editing and Publishing

    Units: 1

    Description

    Provides students the opportunity to learn about literary editing and publishing from both editors' and writers' perspectives.

    Prerequisites

    One 200-level English course or JOUR 202 or JOUR 314.

  • ENGL 397 Selected Topics in Writing

    Units: 1

    Description

    Topics in creative writing. These will vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructor. Recently offered topics include Mixed-Media Writing and Micro Narratives. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Same as CRWR 397.

    Prerequisites

    English 200 with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 398 Independent Study

    Units: .25-1

    Description

    Individually designed course of study conducted under supervision of faculty member.

    Prerequisites

    Approval of directing faculty member.

  • ENGL 399 Selected Topics

    Units: 1

    Description

    Topics will vary from semester to semester.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department with a grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    Units: 1

    Description

    In-depth treatment of topics in genre, historical periods, critical theory, single authors such as Milton, Faulkner, or Woolf, and other areas of literary study. Topics vary from semester to semester. Recently offered topics include the African American Novel, Children's Literature and Theology, Civil War Literature, New York School Poets, Self as Performance in the Renaissance, Women and Creativity, and Medicine, Mortality and Meaning. English majors usually take one seminar in the junior year and one in the senior year although if necessary both may be taken in the senior year. May be repeated for credit, provided topics are different.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of one FSLT taught in the English department, and two 300-level English courses with grades of C or better.

  • ENGL 401 Creative Writing Portfolio

    Units: 1

    Description

    An advanced creative writing course in which students pursue a semester-long project or portfolio in any genre (poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, multimedia, etc.) and workshop their works in progress. Appropriate for students working in traditional forms (e.g. short-story, poetry, memoir, etc.) or students working in forms not typically covered by other writing courses (e.g. graphic novel, screenplay, multimedia, etc.). May be repeated once for credit, but only one may count towards the minor in Creative Writing. Same as CRWR 401.

    Prerequisites

    One of the following: English 385, 386, 387, 392, or 397.

Other English courses

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  • ENGL 388 Individual Internship

    Units: .25-1

    Description

    Application of academic skills and theories in placement approved by department. Includes academic work. Supervised by member of the English faculty. No more than one unit of credit may be earned in English 388.

    Prerequisites

    One unit of 300-level English with a grade of C or better, written application in advance of internship, and recommendation of the English faculty member who will supervise the internship.

  • ENGL 406 Summer Undergraduate Research

    Units: 0

    Description

    Documentation of the work of students who receive summer fellowships to conduct research [or produce a creative arts project] in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 8 weeks, the student must engage in the project full-time (at least 40 hours per week) during this period, and the student must be the recipient of a fellowship through the university. Graded S/U.

    Prerequisites

    Approval for summer Arts and Sciences fellowship by faculty mentor

  • ENGL 498 Honors Thesis Research

    Units: .5

    Description

    Research for the honors thesis in English under the direction of a faculty advisor.

    Prerequisites

    Department approval.

  • ENGL 499 Honors Thesis Writing

    Units: 1

    Description

    Writing of the honors thesis in English under the direction of a faculty advisor.

    Prerequisites

    Department approval.