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Downloadable PDF: Fall 2014 Course Offerings (Undergraduate)

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Downloadable PDF: Fall 2013 Course Offerings (Undergraduate)

Downloadable PDF: Spring 2013 Course Offerings (Undergraduate)

Downloadable PDF: Fall 2012 Course Offerings (Undergraduate and Graduate)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

*ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, formerly offered by the English department, are now offered as WRIT 101 and WRIT 102 under the auspices of The Center for Writing and Rhetoric*

Engl 221: Survey of World Literature to 1650

Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 222: Survey of World Literature since 1650
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 223: Survey of American Lit to the Civil War
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 224: Survey of American Lit since Civil War
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 225: Survey of British Lit to 18th Century
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 226: Survey of Brit Lit since Romantic Period
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 250: Applied Writing
A practical course for students who desire additional instruction and experience in writing. Special emphasis on developing techniques of effective written communication.

Engl 299: Literary Interpretation

Engl 301: Survey of Roman Literature
Reading in English translation of important works in the literature of Rome; Roman contributions to the development of European and English literature.

Engl 302: Introduction to Creative Writing (Formally Engl 211)
An introduction to three different creative writing genres.

Engl 303: Greek and Roman Tragedy

Reading in English translation of the works of authors such as Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca. May also consider the theatrical and social contexts and influence on subsequent drama.

Engl 304: Greek and Roman Comedy
Reading in English translation of the works of authors such as Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence. May also consider the theatrical and social contexts and influence on subsequent drama.

Engl 305: Topics in Classical Mythology
Intensive study of a particular figure or topic in Greek and Roman mythology.

Engl 307: Survey of Greek Literature
Reading in English translation of selected masterpieces of Greek literature; origin and development of epic and lyric poetry, the drama, history, and philosophy.

Engl 309: Greek and Roman Epic
Readings in English translation of a selection of Greek and Roman epics by authors such as Homer, Hesiod, Vergil, and Ovid.

Engl 310: Women in the South
A study of the experience of women in the South as revealed primarily through their writings and other expressions.

Engl 311: Beginning Fiction Workshop
An introduction to fiction through reading and writing short stories.

Engl 312: Introduction to Screenwriting
An introduction to the craft of screenwriting through reading and writing.

Engl 313: Introduction to Linguistic Science
The study of human language.

Engl 314: Phonology
Human speech sounds and the sound systems of languages.

Engl 315: Morphology
Linguistic units of lexical meaning and grammatical and derivational functions.

Engl 316: Syntax
Words interacting in larger units such as the sentence, as well as a survey of syntactic models.

Engl 317: Beginning Poetry Workshop
An introduction to poetry through reading and writing poems.

Engl 320: Advanced Writing for Majors
A structured, writing-intensive workshop designed to prepare English majors to write analytical essays and interpret literary works in a variety of forms and genres.

Engl 322: Afro American Lit Survey to 20th Century
Selected African American prose, poetry, and drama from early settlement to the 20th century.

Engl 323: Afro Amer Lit Survey of the 20th Century
Selected African American prose, poetry, and drama of the 20th century.

Engl 324: Blues Tradition in American Literature
This course will examine how writers have translated the oral culture and social milieu of blues musicians into a range of literary forms, including epigrams, poems, stories, novels, plays, folkloric interviews, and autobiographies.

Engl 325: Survey of Native American Literature
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 333: Poetry and Politics at Rome
The relationship between politics and literature in ancient Rome, focused on works of central importance in the history of Latin literature. Readings to include drama, lyric, elegy, and satire as well as Vergil’s Aeneid in English.

Engl 340: Renaissance Epic
Survey of 16th- and 17th-century epics with attention to the development of the form.

Engl 341: Renaissance Drama Excl of Shakespeare
English drama from the period 1560 to 1642.

Engl 351: Topics in Contemporary Literature
Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 352: Selected Topics in Popular Literature
Studies in less traditional literary forms and themes that reflect popular culture, such as science fiction, the “Western,” the literature of war, etc. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 353: Introduction to Film
Study of film technique and terminology, as well as various approaches to film criticism. A lecture course with weekly showing of films.

Engl 354: Topics in Medieval Literature & Culture
Topics in the literature, culture, and religion of the Middle Ages. The medieval texts covered include literary works, devotional works, and excerpts from important scientific, theological, historical, and philosophical works. May be repeated once with a change in topic.

Engl 355: Sociolinguistics
Survey of language variation; quantitative and qualitative methodologies; societal norms for language behavior and attitudes toward speech.

Engl 356: Landscape in Medieval Literature
This course will examine some of the most fascinating, perplexing, and imaginative early medieval texts from northern Europe from a critical perspective focused on issues of space, place, and landscape.

Engl 360: Women in Literature
A study of the images of women in British and American literature. Content will vary.

Engl 362: American Environmental Lit 1850-Present
A survey of major works.

Engl 365: Gay and Lesbian Literature and Theory
A study of the theoretical perspective involved in the analysis of gay and lesbian representations in literature and other media.

Engl 368: Survey of Southern Literature
The development of regional culture will be traced through Southern writers, with special emphasis on 20th-century literature.

Engl 371: African Literature
A survey of the development of African literature in the context of African history and of the political, social, and cultural forces that have influenced various African countries.

Engl 372: South Asian Literature
A survey of the literatures of South Asia, from ancient Hindu and other writings to postcolonial literatures in the present. Accordingly, texts will include, but not be limited to, major Indian and Anglo-Indian writers.

Engl 373: Caribbean Literature
A survey of Caribbean literature from pre-Columbian cultures to the present. Emphasis on the development of Caribbean literature in the context of Caribbean history and of the political, social, and cultural forces that shaped different Caribbean societies.

Engl 374: Irish Literature
The development of a distinctively Irish literature in the 20th century, studied in the context of Irish history and of the political, social, and cultural forces that have shaped modern Ireland.

Engl 375:  Medieval Studies
This course introduces students to medieval culture and to seminal works of medieval literature.  (Same as MLLL 375).  (3)

Engl 376: Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Interdisciplinary approach to this era in European history through a study of its literature, religion, economic conditions, artistic and scientific achievements, as well as its politics, geographical exploration, colonization, and slave trade. Required of all Renaissance and Early Modern Studies minors but open to all students.

Engl 378: Origins of the Eighteenth Century Novel
Development of the English novel in 18th century.

Engl 380: British Lit of the Romantic Period
Survey of the principal works of major authors of the Romantic Period in British literature (roughly 1789-1832). Authors to be covered may include William Blake, William Wordsword, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew G. Lewis, Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats.

Engl 385: Shakespeare
A study of the major plays.

Engl 390: Jr Seminar: Major Authors of British Lit
Readings in British writers of literary significance, covering a range of history and genres. A writing-intensive course that includes literary terminology and research.

Engl 391: Jr Seminar: Major Authors of Amer Lit
Readings in American writers of literary significance, covering a range of history and genres. A writing-intensive course that includes literary terminology and research.

Engl 392: Jr Seminar: Major Authors of World Lit
Readings in world writers of literary significance, covering a range of history and genres. A writing-intensive course that includes literary terminology and research.

Engl 393: Literature on Location I
Special topic classes taught by English department faculty in locations outside the United States. May be repeated once for credit, with approval of department chair. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level literature survey courses.

Engl 395: Topics in English Abroad I
Students do departmentally approved course work at a foreign university. May be repeated with permission of chair of the Department of English.

Engl 396: Junior Seminar: Drama
Readings in genre and theory. A writing-intensive course that includes literary terminology and research.

Engl 397: Junior Seminar: Poetry
Readings in genre and theory. A writing-intensive course that includes literary terminology and research.

Engl 398: Junior Seminar: Literary Criticism
Readings in criticism and theory. A writing-intensive course that includes literary terminology and research.

Engl 399: Special Topics
Content varies. 3 hours. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 hours.

Engl 401: Advanced English Grammar
Morphology and syntax, with emphasis on traditional scholarly approaches to usage.

Engl 402: Greek Tragedy in English Translation
Analysis of one tragedy each by Aeschylus and Sophocles and two by Euripides.

Engl 403: American Lit Culture since 1800 I
American cultural ideas as reflected in literature.

Engl 404: American Lit Culture since 1800 II
American cultural ideas as reflected in literature.

Engl 405: Chaucer
The major works.

Engl 406: Studies in Medieval Literature
Intensive study of the techniques and themes of Old English/Middle English literature and culture in historical context. Content varies. May be repeated once for credit.

Engl 408: Shakespeare on Film
The study of Shakespeare’s plays in action through an analysis of film.

Engl 409: Greek Drama in English Translation
The works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander in English translation.

Engl 410: The Novel
Representative novels, with attention to varieties of narrative.

Engl 412: 20th Century Poetry in English
English and American poetry since 1900.

Engl 414: Renaissance Poetry
Survey of English nondramatic poetry of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Engl 415: Approaches to Discourse
Theories of discourse and discourse analysis, including methodologies for the study of language texts.

Engl 418: Writing Expository Prose
Emphasis on nonfiction writing (for those who have shown some talent as writers).

Engl 419: Advanced Poetry Workshop

Engl 420: Contemporary Literary Theory
Current issues and intellectual trends in literary theory.

Engl 423: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
Advanced study and practice of the craft of screenwriting.

Engl 424: Advanced Fiction Workshop
Prerequisite requirements for this course may also be satisfied by consent of instructor.

Engl 425: Modern American Drama
A lecture/discussion course on American drama of the 20th century.

Engl 426: Modern British Drama
British drama from the 20th century to the present.

Engl 427: Medieval Drama
Survey of “pre-Shakespearean” English drama.

Engl 430: Pragmatics
The study of language in context including speech acts, conversational structure, implicature, presupposition, and politeness.

Engl 434: Dialects of American English
An investigation of the formation of and variation within American English dialects.

Engl 435: Major Author of the 18th Century
Intensive study of the works of a major literary figure. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 436: Major Author of the 19th Century
Intensive study of the works of a major literary figure. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit

Engl 437: Major Author of the 20th Century
Intensive study of the works of a major literary figure. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 438: Language and Gender

Engl 439: Seminar on Shakespeare
Intensive study of Shakespeare’s plays in their cultural and historical context. Prerequisite requirements for this course may also be satisfied by consent of instructor.

Engl 440: Studies in the Romantic Period
Content varies. May be repeated once for credit.

Engl 441: Comparative Black Literatures
A study of various black literatures, including African, African-American, and African-Caribbean, in a comparative, socio-cultural context.

Engl 442: Latina and Latino Literatures
Selected readings in Caribbean, Hispanic, Chicano/a, and other literatures by U.S. Hispanics. Emphasis on the development of distinct Latino/a literatures in the context of the history of Latin American immigrants in the United States and the forces of exclusion and assimilation that impact the shaping of different Latino/a identities.

Engl 447: Animals in Literature
This course traces historical changes in the representation of animals in literary and cultural texts like film.

Engl 448: Nature Writing
Course includes field work.

Engl 449: Studies in Environmental Literature
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 450: 20th Century British Literature
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 451: Contemporary British Fiction

Engl 452: 18th Century Literature and Culture
Literature and culture of the 18th century in the United Kingdom.

Engl 454: Studies in Gothic Literature
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 455: Studies in Victorian Literature
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 456: Studies in the Victorian Novel

Engl 457: Restoration and 18th Cent. British Lit
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 458: Restoration and 18th Century Brit Drama

Engl 460: American Fiction 1919 to 1940
Areas of focus include the development of American modernism, the proleturion novel, and other forms of narrative.

Engl 461: Studies in Contemporary American Fiction

Engl 462: American Novel to 1920
Origins and development of the genre.

Engl 463: Writers of the American Renaissance
Authors may include Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, and others.

Engl 465: Major African American Writers:
A comparative look at the development and impact of African American writers.  Same as AAS 420.

Engl 466: Faulkner
Reading and study of selected fiction.

Engl 467: The South in Film
A historical examination of Southern culture as perceived in the American film. Comparative analysis of motion pictures, television plays, and their literary sources.

Engl 468: Topics in Film Studies
Advanced study of specific genres, historical periods, directors or themes. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 471: The Idea of the Postcolonial
Literature produced by writers in previously colonized countries; including a study of critical arguments suggesting that these texts contribute to a distinct literary theory.

Engl 473: Studies in Irish Literature
Selected topics in Irish literary studies.

Engl 475: Southern Environmental Writing
Fiction, non fiction prose (including travel writing and memoir as well as nature writing) and poetry written about the human and nonhuman ecologies of the South.

Engl 476: Studies in Southern Literature
Prose, poetry, and drama.

Engl 480: Studies in a Major Author of Renaissance
Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 481: Special Topics in Renaissance Literature
Studies of a major theme or problem. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 482: Renaissance Women Writers
Study of works from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Engl 483: Renaissance Lit and the Environment
This course studies relationships between Renaissance literary texts and Renaissance concepts of and interactions with the natural world in England.

Engl 493: Literature on Location II
Special topic classes taught by English department faculty in locations outside the United States. May be repeated once for credit, with approval of department chair. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 200-level literature survey courses.

Engl 494: Seminar on Literature & Gender
Images of women and men in literature by women and men, the special role of the woman writer, recurrent formal and contextual convention in literature written by women, and feminist critical theory. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

Engl 495: Topics in English Abroad II
Students do departmentally approved course work at a foreign university. May be repeated with permission of chair of the Department of English.

Engl 496: Directed Reading
Independent study restricted to advanced majors. Topics, texts, and requirements will vary; substantial reading list and significant writing component required. See director of undergraduate English for further requirements.

Engl 498: Seminar in English
Intensive study of a major theme or movement in English, American, or world literature. Content varies; may be repeated once for credit.

Engl 499: Senior Thesis
A significant investigation under the supervision of a major professor.

Engl 501: Descriptive Grammar
A structural examination of English grammar, with special attention to usage on different levels, formal and informal, standard and nonstandard, written and spoken; emphasis on phonology, morphology, and descriptive theories of grammar.

Engl 502: Historical Linguistics
Study of words, speech languages, and language changes from the point of view of evolution in the course of time, particularly in Indo-European languages.

Engl 503: Old English I
An introduction to the Old English language — phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary — and to Old English literature, with special attention to translating prose.

Engl 504: Old English II
A study of Beowulf; historical context, manuscript, translation, and interpretation.

Engl 505: History of the English Language
The development of the language from Old English to the present with particular attention to phonology and morphology.

Engl 506: Semantics
Study of word meaning in human languages, especially English, history, issues, and theories of semantics. Also listed as: Ling 335: Semantics.

Engl 507: Teaching English Grammar
Methods for teaching grammar to secondary school students. Will not count for credit for M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D. in English.

Engl 520: Teaching Writing for Thinking
This course examines current theories and practices of teaching writing. The course focuses on the process theory of writing to foster thinking and learning in subject areas, collaborative learning, and error analysis and grammar instruction.