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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-101

Introduction to Film

Examines film as literature, as a visual and aural art, as technology, and as a medium which both reflects and influences social trends, values, and attitudes. Involves viewing a range of films and examining their place in film history.

  • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-104

Introduction to Literature

The distinctive characteristics of poetry, plays, short stories and the novel, intended to help students understand, appreciate and enjoy literature ranging from the classic to the contemporary.

  • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-206

Women in Literature

Surveys both women as writers and women as characters in literature; emphasizes the wisdom, experiences and insights of women writers and women in literature; concerned with literature from two or more cultures and comparison of the social and human values reflected in the literature of those cultures.

  • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-212

Introduction to Creative Writing

A first course focused on the analysis, understanding, appreciation, and techniques of writing poetry and fiction, as well as other genres at the discretion of the instructor.

  • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-214

Introduction to English Literature I

Chronological survey of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the 18th century, including such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Pope, and Swift.

  • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-215

Introduction to English Literature II

Chronological survey of English literature from the 19th century to the present, including such writers as Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Tennyson, Shaw, Conrad, Eliot and Thomas.

  • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-216

Introduction to American Literature I

Chronological survey of American literature from early exploration narratives to Melville, including such writers as Mather, Bradstreet, Paine, Irving, Cooper, Poe, Emerson and Thoreau.

  • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-217

Introduction to American Literature II

From Whitman to the present, including such writers as Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, Eliot, Porter, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Cummings, Updike, Walker and Carver.

  • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
ENGLISH-218

World Literatures I

Chronological survey of world literatures from antiquity to roughly 1600. Texts studied will include Nonwestern as well as Western texts.

  • Gen Ed: HS1 - Survey of Western Civilization
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
ENGLISH-219

World Literatures II

Chronological survey of world literatures other than those of England and the U.S. from rougly 1600 to the present. Texts studied will include Nonwestern as well as Western works.

  • Gen Ed: HS1 - Survey of Western Civilization
Credits3
Field EXP
Spring
Fall
ENGLISH-224

Practicum in Literary Publishing

Hands-on experience in the production of the Sheepshead Review, a literary magazine, from selecting submissions to editing the finished product. Projects include soliciting manuscripts and researching the literary market.

Prerequisites
P: Eng Comp 105 or 228 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; R: English 212.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    ENGLISH-290

    Literary Studies

    In this course students will learn how to conduct a literary analysis: how to read literature for complexity, how to make an original, organized argument about a literary text, and how to employ academic prose while developing their own writing voice.

    Prerequisites
    P: English maj/min.
      Credits1-4
      Field EXP
      ENGLISH-299

      Travel Course

      • Pre-Requisites
      • General Education
      • Travel Course
      • Repeatable

      Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

      Prerequisites
      P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
      • Gen Ed: World Culture
      • Travel Course
      • Course is repeatable for credit.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Fall
      ENGLISH-301

      Intermediate Creative Writing

      • Pre-Requisites
      • Writing Emphasis
      • Repeatable

      Analysis of writing in various genres including individual and group criticism of original student materials in workshop context. Variable topics; may be repeated up to total of six credits.

      Prerequisites
      P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment; and English 212 or 213; and Eng Comp 105 or 228 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; and 9 cr of lit cses.
      • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Even Only
      ENGLISH-302

      Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

      • Pre-Requisites
      • Writing Emphasis
      • Repeatable

      Advanced practice in the writing of fiction, including group criticism of student work.

      Prerequisites
      P: English 301.
      • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Odd Only
      ENGLISH-303

      Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

      Advanced practice in the writing of poetry, including group criticism of student work.

      Prerequisites
      P: English 301.
      • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Fall
      Even Only
      ENGLISH-304

      Creative Nonfiction Writing

      Advanced study and workshop of creative nonfiction genres such as memoir, essay, book review, and interview.

      Prerequisites
      P: Jr standing; English 290 or concurrent enrollment; Eng Comp 105 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; REC: English 212 or 301
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        ENGLISH-315

        The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's

        The development of the English novel from its beginnings to the mid-Victorian period; includes works by such authors Defoe, Sterne, Fielding, Smolett, Austen, Scott, the Brontes, Thackeray, Dickens and Eliot.

        Prerequisites
        P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          ENGLISH-316

          The English Novel: 1850's to the Present

          The development of the English novel from Mid-Victorian to modern times; includes works by such authors as Dickens, Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Wilde, Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Bowen and Cary.

          Prerequisites
          P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Fall
            Odd Only
            ENGLISH-320

            Major Drama

            • Pre-Requisites
            • Writing Emphasis
            • Repeatable

            Study of one or more British, Irish or American dramatists and dramatic works.

            Prerequisites
            P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
            • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Fall
            ENGLISH-322

            Major Poetry

            • Pre-Requisites
            • Writing Emphasis
            • Repeatable

            Significant non-dramatic poetry from England, Ireland, and/or America.

            Prerequisites
            P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
            • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Fall
            Odd Only
            ENGLISH-323

            Topics in Literary Criticism

            • Pre-Requisites
            • Writing Emphasis
            • Repeatable

            In-depth examination of one or more topics, issues, or approaches in literary criticism or theory. May be repeated for credit when a different topic is studied.

            Prerequisites
            P: jr st and English 290, or concurrent enrollment
            • Course is repeatable for credit.
            Credits3
            Field EXP
            Spring
            Fall
            ENGLISH-324

            Practicum in Literary Publishing

            Hands-on experience in the production of the Sheepshead Review, a literary magazine, from selecting submissions to editing the finished product. Projects include soliciting manuscripts and researching the literary market.

            Prerequisites
            P: Eng Comp 105 or 228 or ACT English score of 32 or higher; R: English 212.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              ENGLISH-331

              Major American Prose Fiction

              • Pre-Requisites
              • Writing Emphasis
              • Repeatable

              Study of American prose fiction including examples of novels, short stories and satire; includes works by such authors as Melville, Twain, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Wright and Bellow.

              Prerequisites
              P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
              • Course is repeatable for credit.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              ENGLISH-333

              Literary Themes

              • Pre-Requisites
              • General Education
              • Writing Emphasis
              • Repeatable

              Explores a single theme such as fantasy, war, revolution, love or alienation through the literature of one or several nations. May be repeated for credit when a different theme is studied.

              Prerequisites
              P: Junior standing
              • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
              • Course is repeatable for credit.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Fall
              ENGLISH-335

              Literary Eras

              • Pre-Requisites
              • Writing Emphasis
              • Repeatable

              Studies the works of a number of writers in relation to their time; includes poetry, prose and drama. May be repeated for credit when a different era is studied.

              Prerequisites
              P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
              • Course is repeatable for credit.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              ENGLISH-336

              American Ethnic Literature

              • Pre-Requisites
              • General Education
              • Writing Emphasis
              • Repeatable

              The study of literature which examines the experience of ethnic groups in America, such as African, Asian, Hispanic, and Jewish Americans, and American Indians. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

              Prerequisites
              P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
              • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
              • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Fall
              ENGLISH-338

              World Literatures

              • Pre-Requisites
              • General Education
              • Writing Emphasis
              • Repeatable

              A study of selected works from world literatures. A variable content course.

              Prerequisites
              P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
              • Gen Ed: HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
              • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              Odd Only
              ENGLISH-340

              History of the English Language

              The origins, development, and cultural background of pronunciation and spelling, grammar, vocabulary, meaning and usage in Old, Middle, and Modern English, including contemporary English dialects.

              Prerequisites
              P: none; REC: Hum Stud 160.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                Even Only
                ENGLISH-344

                African American Literature

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Writing Emphasis

                Study of African American literature, exploring the aesthetic dimensions and cultural contexts of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays.

                Prerequisites
                P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
                • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
                Credits3
                Lecture
                ENGLISH-364

                Literary Topics

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Writing Emphasis
                • Repeatable

                The study of topics, through literature, with a focus on individual and social values. Topics may include subjects (i.e., the natural environment, calamities), genres (i.e., memoirs, detective novels), and adaptations (i.e., Shakespeare and opera). May be repeated for credit when content is different.

                Prerequisites
                P: jr st
                • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
                • Course is repeatable for credit.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                ENGLISH-431

                Shakespeare

                Study of a representative selection of Shakespeare's poetry and plays, including comedies, tragedies and histories.

                Prerequisites
                P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  Even Only
                  ENGLISH-436

                  Major Author(s)

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • Writing Emphasis
                  • Repeatable

                  Study of one or more important writers in British, Irish, or American literature.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: English 290 or concurrent enrollment, Jr st.
                  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                  Credits1-12
                  Field EXP
                  Spring
                  Fall
                  ENGLISH-497

                  Internship

                  Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: jr st.
                  • Course is repeatable for credit.
                  Credits1-4
                  IND Study
                  Spring
                  Fall
                  ENGLISH-498

                  Independent Study

                  Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                  • Course is repeatable for credit.
                  Credits1-6
                  Field EXP
                  ENGLISH-499

                  Travel Course

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Travel Course
                  • Repeatable

                  Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                  • Gen Ed: World Culture
                  • Travel Course
                  • Course is repeatable for credit.