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English (ENGL)


2010-2012 Catalog

English (ENGL)

111 Introduction to Drama and Poetry (3) Interpretation and analysis of plays and poems; basics of critical theory and literacy methods. S11, F11

112 Introduction to Fiction (3) Interpretation and analysis of the short story and the novel; basics of critical theory and literary methods. F10, S12

211 British Literature I (3) Survey of masterpieces and transitional works to 1789. F10, F11

212 British Literature II (3) Survey of masterpieces and transitional works from 1789 to the present. S11, S12

221 American Literature I (3) Survey of principal American writers from the Colonial Period through the mid-19th Century. F10, F11

222 American Literature II (3) Survey of principal American writers from the mid-19th to the present. S11, S12

228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature (3) Survey of a variety of multi-ethnic American literatures, including Native American, African-American, Hispanic, Latino/a, Asian American, and various European- American writings starting with the oral traditions up the 20th Century. F10, F11

229 Literature by Women (3) Survey of British and American women's literature from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period. Women's writing across cultures, genres, and time periods. S11, S12

241 World Literature I (3) Survey of selected literary works in translation from the Ancient World through the mid-17th Century. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world. F10, F11

242 World Literature II (3) Survey of selected literary works in translation from the late 17th Century through the Contemporary Period. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world. S11, S12

311 Shakespeare I (3) Study of representative comedies, histories, and tragedies through "Hamlet." Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. F10, F11

312 Shakespeare II (3) Study of selected problem comedies, later tragedies, and romances. Prerequisite: Six hours of literature or consent of instructor. S11, S12

315 Chaucer (3) Study of Chaucer's major writings and the historical and intellectual conditions that produced the writer and his works. Prerequisite: Six hours of literature or consent of instructor. S12

318 Nonfiction Literature and Literacy (3) Critical analysis and response to the structure and content of historic and contemporary nonfiction works in a variety of genres, including humorous writings, essays, speeches, professional articles, and memoirs. F11

326 Major Author (3) Study of selected writings of a major literary figure or figures. May be repeated for credit with different author or pair of authors. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. F10

328 Contemporary Multi-Ethnic American Literature (3) Study of texts by contemporary multi-ethnic American writers. Prerequisite: Six hours of literature or consent of instructor. S12

331 British Literary Periods (3) Study of British poetry, prose, and the literary developments in a specific British literary period. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites:  Six hours of literature or consent of instructor.

332 American Literary Periods (3) Study of American poetry, prose, and the literary developments in a specific American literary period. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Six hours of literature or consent of instructor.

368 Studies in the Short Story I (Pre 1945)(3) Study of the genre of the historic short story to 1945. Prerequisite: Three credits of literature or consent of instructor. F10

369 Studies in the Short Story II (Post 1945)(3) Study of the genre of the contemporary short story after 1945. Prerequisite: Three credits of literature or consent of instructor. F11   

405 History of the English Language (3) Development of English from 449 A.D. to the present. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as HIST 405. Code 2. S11

418 Language and Literature in the Middle Grades (3) Through the study of literary themes, this course presents strategies and techniques supporting the development of language skills. By analyzing and responding to literature in a variety of genres, skills such as spelling, grammar, vocabulary building, literary techniques, and oral presentation will be targeted. S11

426 Popular Literary Figures of the Twentieth Century (3) Study of writings of five popular American and British 20th Century writers: Huxley, Golding, Salinger, Plath, Cisneros.  Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. F10

436 Hemingway's Artistry (3) Study of Hemingway's fiction through a consideration of his artistic vision. Prerequisite: Three credits of literature or consent of instructor. F11

446 Key Modernist Figures in American Literature (3) Study of the writings of three major American modernist writers: Crane, Anderson, O'Connor. Prerequisite: Three credits of literature or consent of instructor. F10

456 Avant-Garde Literature (3) Study of the development of the Avant Garde as a specific component of modern and post modern literature. Prerequisite: Three credits of literature or consent of instructor. S11

460 Special Topics in Literature (3) Studies in literary themes, genres, theories, or history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. F11, F12

466 Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Drama (3) Study of various sub genres in modern and contemporary poetry and drama. Prerequisite: Three credits of literature or consent of instructor. S12

479 Literary Criticism (3) Capstone course in English liberal arts. Historical survey of literary theory. Discussion of classical and subsequent critical theories pertaining to the function, understanding, and appreciation of literature. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. S11, S12

498 Independent Study (1-6) Advanced study for students who have shown themselves capable of independent work, carried on under direction of a staff member chosen by the student with approval of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. F10, S11, F11,  S12


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