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Internship in Digital Media

Description

This course is a semester long internship with one of Digital Media community partners. Students in this course will be practicing media as it is being produced on the ground today through direct hands-on experience.

College Writing I (Formerly 42.101)

Description

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from pre-writing to revision, with an emphasis on critical thinking, sound essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse. Students will write expository essays throughout the semester, producing a minimum of four formal essays.

Prerequisites

Anti Req for ENGL.1010 - students cannot receive credit for both ENGL.1010, ENGL.1110 and ENGL.1010S.

College Writing Studio

Description

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from prewriting to revision, with an emphasis on critical reading, essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse. Students will write expository essays throughout the semester, producing a minimum of four formal essays. This 4-credit version of the course provides extra time and guidance each week for critical reading, sentence-level work, and revision. Anti Req for ENGL.1011 and ENGL.1010. Placement test score determines enrollment.

Prerequisites

Anti Req for ENGL.1010 - students cannot receive credit for both ENGL.1010, ENGL.1110 and ENGL.1010S.

Intensive Writing Lab - Supplemental Instruction (Formerly 42.101SI)

Description

Taken simultaneously with College Writing I, the Intensive Writing Lab offers students supplemental instruction to complement their work in that course. Students who place into the Writing Lab will receive extensive training in grammar, mechanics, and the use of Standard English. The once-per-week lab encourages students' success in College Writing I and in their other classes. The course credit cannot be used to satisfy the credits required for graduation, but may be used to satisfy credits required for full time student status.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: ENGL.1010 College Writing.

College Writing II (Formerly 42.102)

Description

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the academic research writing process with an emphasis on entering into academic conversation. Building on the skills acquired in College Writing I, students will learn to write extensively with source material. Key skills addressed include finding,assessing, and integrating primary and secondary sources, and using proper documentation to ensure academic integrity. Students will produce analytical writing throughout the semester, including a minimum of four formal, researched essays.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1010 or ENGL.1110 or HONR.1110 or CW1 Student Group waiver; Anti Req for ENGL.1020 - students cannot receive credit for both ENGL.1020 and ENGL.1120.

College Writing Workshop (Formerly 42.110)

Description

A workshop course that provides a thorough review of the basics of essay writing in preparation for success in College Writing I, with a focus on the particular needs of multilingual students. Students placed into this course will use the writing process to strengthen the fundamental skills necessary for clear academic writing in English, including the basic rules of grammar and principles of rhetoric. Credit for both 42.100/ENGL.1000 and 42.110/ENGL.1100 will not be granted.

Prerequisites

Instructor consent required; Anti req for 42.110 - students cannot receive credit for both 42.110 and 42.100

College Writing A ESL Supplemental Instruction

Description

College Writing A ESL Supplemental Instruction.

College Writing I ESL (formerly 42.103/111)

Description

Satisfies the first half of the first-year writing requirement, equivalent to 42.101 College Writing I, with a focus on the particular needs of multilingual students. Credit for both 42.101 and 42.111 will not be granted, nor credit for both 42.101 and 42.103.

Prerequisites

Instructor consent required; Anti Req for 42.111, 103 - students cannot receive credit for both 42.111 (103) and 42.101.

Supplemental Instruction for College Writing I ESL (Formerly 42.111SI)

Description

Supplemental Instruction for College Writing I ESL.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: ENGL.1110 College Writing I ESL.

College Writing II ESL (formerly 42.104/112)

Description

Satisfies the second half of the first-year writing requirement, equivalent to 42.102 College Writing II, with a focus on the particular needs of multilingual students. Credit for both 42.102 and 42.112 will not be granted, nor credit for both 42.102 and 42.104.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: 42.103/111 Col Writing I-Internatl; Anti Req for 42.112, 104 - students cannot receive credit for both 42.112 (104) & 42.102.

College Writing II ESL Supplemental Instruction (Formerly 42.112SI)

Description

College Writing II ESL Supplemental Instruction

Prerequisites

Co-Req: ENGL.1120 College Writing II ESL.

Critical Methods of Literary Inquiry (Formerly 42.200)

Description

Examination of diverse critical and theoretical approaches to literature in the development of literary analysis.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or English Majors.

Classical Mythology (Formerly 42.201)

Description

This course takes a literary approach to the mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome. We will explore stories of creation of the world, the fall of Troy, the travels of Odysseus and Theseus, the sins of Oedipus, and the rage of Medea. These texts examine some of the most disturbing and violent of human experiences, as well as some of the most moving: men and women's encounters with community, family, war, death, and love. We will address how these narratives form ethical and social codes that underpin western culture, and devote some attention to how these texts are reinterpreted by later authors. Authors may include Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, Virgil, and the Greek tragedians.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Great Books of the Modern Period (Formerly 42.202)

Description

Much of what we consider "contemporary" was born out of the modernist period, roughly 1900-1950, and was considered radical, even salacious, in its time.This course provides a sampling of modernist literature. Students will explore this period by examining exemplary texts, numerous historical and social events, and a few films.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

English Studies in a Digital Environment (Formerly 42.207)

Description

This course introduces students to the study of writing, literature, and culture in the digital environment and to skills necessary for courses in the English Studies option. The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Digital literacy and citizenship, including tools and skills only made possible in the digital environment. Students will read a variety of texts and write in a variety of genres. The course also introduces students to literary and cultural criticism, including close reading skills, various critical approaches, and the practical application of these skills. Emphasis will be placed on the research and writing processes, using MLA-style documentation. The course will also introduce students to the fields of creative writing, journalism, and professional writing.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Drama (Formerly 42.210)

Description

Presents a study of plays from the classical period to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-req or Co-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Poetry (Formerly 42.211)

Description

Studies selections from the Renaissance through contemporary periods.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Short Story (Formerly 42.212)

Description

Studies the development of the short story from Poe and Chekhov to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Essay (Formerly 42.215)

Description

Studies the essay as the literature of ideas, and presents selections from Montaigne to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Monsters, Apes & Nightmares (Formerly 42.216)

Description

This course examines literary responses to science in England and the United States from the early Nineteenth Century to the present. Readings include novels--Frankenstein, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jurassic Park--essays, and poems. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Horror Story (Formerly 42.217)

Description

Explores the genre from Poe to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Comedy (Formerly 42.218)

Description

Presents the theory and practice of comedy from the Greeks to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Oral & Written Communication for Computer Science (Formerly 42.220)

Description

The main goal of this course is to enhance the student's understanding of the elements of effective communication, and to put that knowledge into practice in a supportive, co-operative, workshop environment. Limited to Computer Science majors.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 1020 College Writing II; Computer Science Majors only.

Oral Communication (Formerly 42.222)

Description

Develops and applies the basic speaking skills that can be adapted to a variety of personal and professional contexts. Emphasis is placed on selection, analysis, organization and presentation of speech materials. Practice skills include listening, interviewing and the delivery and critique of extemporaneous speeches.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Business Writing (Formerly 42.224)

Description

Studies the theory and practice of writing letters, memoranda and reports on specific business and technical problems. Registration preference for students enrolled in Business programs.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Technical and Scientific Communication (Formerly 42.226)

Description

Studies the theory and practice of letters, memoranda, reports and oral presentations on specific scientific and technical problems.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Essay Writing for English Majors (Formerly 42.227)

Description

Analyzes and discusses the techniques and styles of selected professional essayists as well as the preparation of student essays. Emphasis will be placed on the writing process from prewriting through drafting and revising. English majors and minors only.

Prerequisites

Pre/Co-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II, and English Majors, or English Minors, or BLA-Writing or BLA-English Concentration Only.

Essay Writing for Non-English Majors (Formerly 42.229)

Description

Analyzes and discusses the techniques and styles of selected professional essayists as well as the preparation of student essays. Emphasis will be placed on the writing process from prewriting through drafting and revising. Non-English majors only.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Turning Fiction into Film (Formerly 42.232)

Description

Often when we encounter narratives (in the movies or in books) we tend to practice a "suspension of disbelief" letting the story unfold, following the conventions of film and fiction without question This course will direct our critical focus on the mechanisms through whic writers and filmmakers convey meaning to their audiences.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Play Analysis (Formerly 42.233)

Description

An introduction to the principles of play construction and the vocabulary and methods of interpreting play texts for theatrical production. Required of all theatre arts concentrators.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College writing II, or English Majors, or Theatre Minors.

Science Fiction and Fantasy (Formerly 42.236)

Description

Designed to introduce students to understand science fiction and fantasy within the broader context of literature and literary theory. It attempts to develop and hone student's skills of critical analysis as it supplies them with the tools to contextualize their reading experience - i.e., to understand the origins and politics of the books that they read.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Introduction to Creative Writing (Formerly 42.238)

Description

A course for aspiring creative writers among freshman and sophomores which offers an introduction to the craft of creative writing in its primary genres: poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction (emphases will vary depending upon instructor). The focus of this course will be on learning the fundamentals of craft techniques and peer review.

Prerequisites

Pre/Co-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II, and English Majors, or English Minors, or BLA-Writing or BLA-English Concentration Only.

Introduction to Professional Writing (Formerly 42.239)

Description

This course offers an introduction to different types of professional writing, including journalism, technical writing, business writing, and other professional communication. Focus in the course will be on understanding the rhetorical situation, including the audience, purpose, and context of each communication task. Students will learn how to work effectively and ethically in a collaborative and professional environment. Students may not earn credit for both 42.227 and 42.239.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Literature and Women (Formerly 42.240)

Description

A survey of literary attitudes toward women from the Judaic and Hellenic periods through the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Heroine in Modern Fiction (Formerly 42.242)

Description

Provides a study of selected short stories and novels which deal sympathetically with the changing roles of women.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Contemporary Women Writers (Formerly 42.243)

Description

Contemporary Women Writers introduces students to American women writers of the last fifty years. We examine the historical,socio-cultural, political, and personal influences on these writers' work by studying trends and events in recent American history and themes reflected in the works. By studying contemporary women's writing in this contextualized fashion, students can appreciate larger trends in our society, the role writing plays in examining such trends, and the value of literature as an exploration of human growth and struggle. Through discussion, group collaboration, critical analysis, and by designing their own graphic organizers, students gain a breadth of knowledge in the following areas: the themes and stylistic concerns of contemporary American women writers; the key historical events that influence contemporary American women's writing; the critical reading of literary texts. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Gay & Lesbian Literature (Formerly 42.246)

Description

Explores the treatment of homoeroticism and homosexual love in literature from Antiquity to the present. Emphasis is given to texts reflecting the construction of a homosexual identity and recurring motifs among gay, lesbian, and bisexual writers. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Literature on Technology and Human Values (Formerly 42.249)

Description

A study of the relationship between works of fiction, cultural attitudes toward technology, and social values. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Bible as Literature (Formerly 42.250)

Description

Presents a literary and historical analysis of selected Old and New Testament books.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

War in Literature (Formerly 42.251)

Description

In "War in Lierature" we will study conflict and human values in times of war, focusing on the literature of World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Content covered includes a selection of representative (and divergent) literary texts written throughout the 20th century in a variety of genres (poetry, essays, memoir, short story, novel, and hybrid forms like the "graphic novel"). Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Culture of American Sport (Formerly 42.253)

Description

An examination of the history, literature, sociology, and aesthetics of sport. Attention to corollary issues and values including racism, sexism, and violence.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Family in American Literature (Formerly 42.257)

Description

A study of literary selections dealing with traditions of family life, the individual, and social change. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Disability in Literature (Formerly 42.258)

Description

The course will focus on historical and contemporary portrayals of disability and disabled people in literature. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Discovering Shakespeare (Formerly 42.267)

Description

This class introduces students to some of the Bard's most popular and accessible plays. We will learn to understand Shakespeare's language and see how the plays were produced in Renaissance England, as well as examine his living legacy, in theater, film, and popular culture, throughout the modern world today . No previous experience with Shakespeare needed. Old Title: Introduction to Shakespeare.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Modern European Fiction (Formerly 42.272)

Description

A study of selected fiction by major continental writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

American Ethnic Literature (Formerly 42.277)

Description

The course addresses the literature of America's immigrant and cultural groups and how it contributes to defining our national character. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

British Literary Traditions (Formerly 42.281)

Description

A survey of British Literary history from the medieval through the modernist periods.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or English Majors.

American Literary Traditions (Formerly 42.282)

Description

A survey of American Literary history from early contact between Native American populations and European colonists through contemporary American writing.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or English Majors.

World Literature in Translation I

Description

A survey of world literature (works outside British and American literary traditions) through 1660; all course readings are translated into English. Students will become familiar with conventions of different literary genres, including epic and lyric poetry, drama, fables and folktales, and religious and philosophical texts. The course also provides the major cultural, religious, and political contexts of the literary texts.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or English Majors.

World Literature in Translation II

Description

A survey of world literature (works outside British and American literary traditions) since 1660; all course readings are translated into English. Students will become familiar with conventions of various literary genres, including short and long fiction, autobiography, lyric poetry, and drama. The course also provides the major cultural, religious, and political contexts of the literary texts.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Crime in Literature (Formerly 42.285)

Description

A study of how various authors use crime as a plotting device to study character, reveal social order, and critique social institutions. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Graphic Narrative: Comics in Context (Formerly 42.286)

Description

While picture-images date as far back as sthe Egyptian tombs, or the caves of Lascaux, this course wiill consider the development of the modern comic in twentieth-and twenty-first century America. Readings will include not just comics, but also the history of comics, art and literary theory, a novel about comics, and articles that consider the legal, political, and social issues surrounding comics. We will also look at traditional and contemporary comic strips and graphic novels to explore what we can learn from them about American Popular Culture. Comics are on the cutting edge of contemporary literature, and there are many avenues to pursue in the study of this narrative form. This course will include intensive reading and writing, and will ask students to engage with demanding theoretical works, in addition to incorporating a considerable amount of research. While the subject matter can be lighthearted the course takes these texts seriously, and asks for intellectual engagement with the issues and concerns of culture depicted in these words and pictures. (Full proposal and supplemental material available).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

History of English Literature I (Formerly 42.291)

Description

A survey of representative writers and works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the mid-seventeenth century.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

History of English Literature II (Formerly 42.292)

Description

A survey of representative writers and works from Milton into the twentieth century.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

History of American Literature I (Formerly 42.294)

Description

Studies the historical development of American literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War. Selected works by representative authors from each period are studied.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

History of American Literature II (Formerly 42.295)

Description

Studies the historical development of American literature from the Civil War to World War I.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Children's Literature (Formerly 42.298)

Description

A survey course covering traditional and contemporary children's literature. Texts are selected to represent different historical periods and a diversity of authorial perspectives. Attention is given to changing views of children and childhood as reflected in selected texts.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Intro to Journalism (Formerly 42.300)

Description

An introduction to techniques of writing for the news media.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ENGL1020 College Writing II and ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing.

Creative Writing: Fiction (Formerly 42.302)

Description

Studies the theory and practice of fiction. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, and ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing or permission of instructor.

Creative Writing: Poetry (Formerly 42.303)

Description

Discusses the theory and practice of poetry. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, and ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing or permission of instructor.

Creative Writing: Playwriting (Formerly 42.304)

Description

Studies the theory and practice of playwriting. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL1020 College Writing II and ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing.

Reviewing the Arts (Formerly 42.305)

Description

Theory and practice of writing short, critical essays in a journalistic mode on the visual and performing arts. Special attention to theater, movie, and television criticism. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II and ENGL.2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or ENGL.2290 Essay Writing or ENGL.2380 Intro to Creative Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing.

Intermediate Professional Writing (Formerly 42.306)

Description

This course develops more advanced skills in professional writing and communication. Students will focus on analyzing and responding to professional writing situations, in which they will consider purpose and audience. Students will work in a collaborative and professional environment. This course may include a service-learning component. Contact the instructor for more information.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing ll, and ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/English Majors, or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing.

History of the English Language (Formerly 42.307)

Description

Explores the origins and structure of the English language, tracing the ways that English has evolved from Old English through Middle English to the varieties of Modern English in England and its former colonies, including the United States. We will also examine the literary, social, and political implications of these developments, for instance the evolution of Standard English or the use of dialects. The course does not assume any knowledge of Old or Middle English.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Analysis of Modern English (Formerly 42.308)

Description

Investigates a variety of approaches to the contemporary English language, including Phonetics, Syntax, Semantics, Traditional and Transformational Grammars. Also examines questions of Gendered Speech, Dialects, Language Origins, Literacy, and Second Language Acquisition.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Writing Popular Fiction (Formerly 42.310)

Description

This course is designed for students who are interested in writing in one or more of the popular forms of genre fiction: the mystery, the horror story, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and the thriller. Class time will be spent discussing and work-shopping student writing. Some time will also be devoted each week to brief lectures on practical matters like choosing between the short story and the novel, finding ideas, constructing plots, building characters, pacing, generating suspense, and marketing one's work. In addition, there will be assigned readings to illustrate the above.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The South in American Literature (Formerly 42.311)

Description

A study of the writers, movements, and social culture of the South, from both the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Literature of Colonial America (Formerly 42.312)

Description

This course will explore the literatures (including some selections in translation) written during America's colonial era. The periods of exploration, first encounters, settlement, the rise of Anglo-America, the emergence of a national sensibility, and the years of transition in the new republic will be considered. The course will also treat a small selection of nineteenth century texts that present visions and re-visions of the colonial past.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Realism and Naturalism American Fiction (Formerly 42.313)

Description

A study of realism and naturalism in fiction from the end of the Civil War to World War I.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Old English Language and Literature (Formerly 42.315)

Description

Students will acquire reading knowledge of the Old English language, spending half the semester mastering grammar and vocabulary, and the second half translating texts such as The Wanderer, Dream of the Rood, and Beowulf. Attention will also be given to Anglo-Saxon culture.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Middle English Language (1066-1500)

Description

England in the 11th century had a multi-lingual and diverse culture, with French, German, Scandinavian, and Latin speakers interacting daily. By 1500, England was English-speaking, with various dialects of Middle English emerging from this linguistic mix. In this class, students will learn to read and analyze the dialects of Middle English, translating text such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Harley Lyrics, the York Plays, and the Canterbury Tales from their original language. We will learn and apply the rules of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Students will analyze critically questions of creolization, dialect and social class, and the emergence of print culture.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

British Literature of the Twentieth Century (Formerly 42.317)

Description

A study of twentieth-century British short stories, poetry, and drama.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Personal and Reflective Writing (Formerly 42.320)

Description

A workshop format encourages peer criticism of individual writings and discussion of models from various texts.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 2270 Essay Writing for English Majors, or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing for Non-English Majors, or ENGL 2380 Intro. to Creative Writing or ENGL 2390 Introduction to Professional Writing.

Community Writing I (Formerly 42.321)

Description

Students work on various writing projects the professor brings into the classroom on behalf of local non-profit organizations. This service learning course provides opportunities for students to learn through thoughtful engagement with the community, applying kowledge of writing gained in the classroom to real world problems. The course will be held in a workshop format with strong emphasis on revision.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ENGL1020 College Writing II and ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing.

Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction I (Formerly 42.322)

Description

An intermediate level creative writing workshop in nonfiction (personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, etc.).

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, and ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing or permission of instructor.

Writing About People (Formerly 42.323)

Description

A creative non-fiction course run in a workshop format. Writing assignments are equally divided between reflective, personal pieces about people you know and more journalistic, biographical writing about people you don't know. Readings cover both categories.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ENGL1020 College Writing II and ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing.

Writing About Place (Formerly 42.324)

Description

Writers throughout time have been thoroughly grounded in place. Students in this course will read and write on a variety of topics: travel, cities, suburbs, dwelling places, nature, environmental issues, etc., in a variety of genres: creative non-fiction, essays, journalism, short stories, poetry, journals. This course will be held in a workshop format with strong emphasis on revision.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 2270 Essay Writing for English Majors, or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing for Non-English Majors, or ENGL 2380 Intro. to Creative Writing or ENGL 2390 Introduction to Professional Writing.

The Rise of the Novel (Formerly 42.325)

Description

A study of the British novel in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries from DeFoe through Austen.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Victorian Fiction (Formerly 42.327)

Description

A study of fiction from 1837 through 1901. May include reading and writing about texts by Dickens, Collins, Gaskell, Bronte, eliot, thackeray, Trollope, Hardy, wilde, and others.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Writing About Women (Formerly 42.328)

Description

Writing About Women

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II and ENGL.2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or ENGL.2290 Essay Writing or ENGL.2380 Intro to Creative Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing.

Twentieth Century British Novel (Formerly 42.330)

Description

A study of the novel from Conrad through Greene and others.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

American Novels to 1900 (Formerly 42.331)

Description

A study of the American novel from colonial beginnings to 1900.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Twentieth Century American Novel

Description

A study of the American novel from 1900 to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

American Autobiography (Formerly 42.333)

Description

A Study of autobiographical writing from Colonial America to the present. Works from the 17th to the 21st century will allow students to explore the genre of autobiography and related sub-genres, including the captivity narrative, the slave narrative, and the immigration narrative. Readings will also explore literary and political autobiographies. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

American Women Novelists (Formerly 42.335)

Description

A study of selected novels by American women. Focus on the female voice within the American tradition. Treatment of such issues as domesticity, education, and authorship. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

From Beowulf to Tolkien (Formerly 42.336)

Description

We will read Beowulf in translation, and discuss contemporary approaches as well as engage with critical traditional questions. We will also read other Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old Norse-Icelandic sagas in translation in order to gain a cultural context for the Beowulf poem. Class will conclude with a look at how Tolkien's books were inspired and influenced by these works.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

The Gothic Tradition in Literature (Formerly 42.337)

Description

This course will consider works that fall under the very broad genre known as "The Gothic." As this genre is one of highly contested boundaries, we will consider how to define the Gothic, and what exactly constitutes this form. We will look at texts from both England and America, and spanning from the late 18th century to our own times. Our study will focus on the form of the novel, and the development and emergence of the gothic novel from its beginnings in England to its contemporary manifestations in the United States.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Medieval Women Writers (Formerly 42.338)

Description

Woman have always written and read and participated in culture. This class will explore writings on literary and non-literary genres by woman in the European Middle Ages (600-1500). Students will learn how different pre-modern cultural conditions affected the possibilities for women's authorship, readership, and patronage. We will also examine how women writers interacted with literary traditions and constructions of gender.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Studies in Film (Formerly 42.341)

Description

A rigorous examination of a topic of current interests in film studies organized by particular themes, genres or filmmakers.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

International Cinema Studies: French New Wave

Description

This course will introduce students to the aesthetic and theoretical qualities that define the New Wave movement in French cinema, focusing on major directors, performers, and composers associated with the New Wave. Through the close intertextual comparison of a range of films contextualized through the historical lens of 1960s Paris, students will develop sophisticated analyses that combine elements of film theory and cultural studies. This semester, we will read contemporary criticism, manifestos, mid-century French philosophy, and secondary scholarly studies to ground our discussions and writing in appropriate historical and theoretical context.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Women Writers and the Past (Formerly 42.342)

Description

Women Writers and the Past. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Women in Theatre (Formerly 42.344)

Description

A study of the significant contributions of woman to the literature and art of the theatre in various periods and cultures. Topics may include: plays written by women, the progress of women in theater, the evolution of female roles, and the portrayal of feminism on the stage.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

British Women Novelists (Formerly 42.345)

Description

Selected novels by writers such as Austen, the Brontes, Eliot, Woolf, Bowen, and Drabble. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (Formerly 42.346)

Description

This class will explore the story of the ancient city of Troy from its origins in Homeric epic and classical drama to some of its many European iterations beginning with Vergil's Aeneid. Students will examine how these Trojan texts encode narratives of gender,ethnicity, and welfare, and how they help create an occidental European identity.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Modern American Drama (Formerly 42.348)

Description

A study of such playwrights as O'Neill, Odets, Wilder, Williams, and Miller.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Arthurian Literature (Formerly 42.349)

Description

Will examine works in modern English translation from a variety of genres (romance, history, tragedy, epic) that tell stories of the mythical King Arthur and the knights and ladies of his courtly world. The course will focus primarily on texts of the medieval and renaissance periods, but will include attention to nineteenth- and twentieth-century versions in poetry, prose, art, music and film.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Literature of the Middle Ages (Formerly 42.351)

Description

This course will examine a variety of medieval genres: epic, chanson de geste, romance, fable, lyric, and drama. We will analyze the circumstances under which the works were produced (orally and in manuscript) and imagine how they may have been read by men and women in their day. Texts are selected from the courtly pursuits of the aristocrats and from the popular, religious rituals and writings of the rising merchant class. We will also give some attention to medievalism, that is , how the middle ages have been perceived and transformed by contemporary cultures.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Renaissance Literature (Formerly 42.352)

Description

A study of English prose and poetry of the period.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Literature of the Seventeenth Century (Formerly 42.353)

Description

A study of English prose and poetry of the period excluding Milton.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Literature of the Eighteenth Century (Formerly 42.354)

Description

A study of the prose and poetry of the period.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Literature of the Romantic Period (Formerly 42.355)

Description

A study of English prose and poetry from 1798-1832.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Literature of the Victorian Period (Formerly 42.356)

Description

A study of British fiction, poetry, and prose from 1837 to 1901.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Contemporary World Drama (Formerly 42.359)

Description

A study of important recent works by playwrights from around the globe.

Medieval & Renaissance Theater (Formerly 42.360)

Description

A study of Medieval mystery cycles, morality plays, interludes, and other forms of popular and court theater.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Restoration Comedy (Formerly 42.361)

Description

A study of comic plays from 1660 to the mid-eighteenth century. Focus on the works of Ethridge, Wycherley, Congreve, and Sheridan.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Modern Drama (Formerly 42.362)

Description

A study of selected Continental, British and American plays of the late nineteenth century to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

English Renaissance Drama (Formerly 42.363)

Description

A study of major dramatists of the Age of Shakespeare including Marlowe, Dekker, Webster, Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Massinger, Ford and others

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

African American Drama (Formerly 42.364)

Description

A study of the history and development of African American drama, with emphasis on major aesthetic, political, and social movements in African American culture. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Creative Writing: Poetry II (Formerly 42.366)

Description

Combines discussion and critique of student poems with readings in contemporary poetry and poetics. The focus is on enabling students to develop their individual voices, forms, and subjects.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: 42.303 Creative Writing: Poetry.

Feature Writing (Formerly 42.368)

Description

This writing-oriented course will focus on learning how to write feature stories for newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: (ENGL 1020 College Writing College Writing II or HONR.1100) and (ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing).

Reading and Writing New Media (Formerly 42.369)

Description

This course will focus on learning how to write for electronic media and understanding the changing world of journalism.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: (ENGL 1020 College Writing College Writing II or HONR.1100) and (ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing).

Contemporary American Fiction (Formerly 42.370)

Description

Discusses novels and short fiction from World War II to the present.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

The Literature of the Beat Movement (Formerly 42.274/ENGL.2740)

Description

Explores both the writings and the personal lives of a loose confederation of poets, novelists, and essayist who emerged onto the American literary and cultural scene following World War II and who came to be known as the -Beat Generation.+ The primary focus will be on the life and writings of Lowell native Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) with others of the -beat circle+ included as well, i.e., Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Diana DiPrima, etc.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Modern Poetry (Formerly 42.373)

Description

A study of the development of British and American poetry from 1900 through World War II.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Contemporary Poetry (Formerly 42.374)

Description

A study of selected British and American Poets since World War II.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Modern Irish Literature (Formerly 42.375)

Description

Poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the Irish literary renaissance to the present. Writers will include Yeats, Joyce, O'Casey, Friel and Heaney.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

African-American Literature (Formerly 42.376)

Description

A study of selected works by black American writers, such as Toomer, Wright, Ellison, Walker, and Morrison. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Theories of Rhetoric and Composition (Formerly 42.377)

Description

This course will examine the history and theories of composition and rhetoric, studying the field from its inception to more recent developments and challenges. We will also explore our own writing processes and literary practices. The course is furthermore grounded on the idea that literary practices are shaped by our culture. The course introduces practical approaches to as well as theoretical frameworks beneficial for those interested in composition studies. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Asian American Literature (Formerly 42.378)

Description

Asian Americans hold an intriguing place in the cultural imagination: as perpetual foreigners, as so-called 'model minorities' that serve to maintain hegemonic power relations, and as living embodiments of America's memory of its involvement in recent wars. As artists, however, Asian Americans have contributed and impressive body of literary work, and we'll examine some of the most enduring and provocative of these texts. We'll explore themes such as trauma and the immigrant experience, issues of exile and dislocation, Asian Americans' embattled place in our country's history, and the intersections of race and ethnicity with gender and sexuality. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Postcolonial Literature (Formerly 42.379)

Description

When the peoples of Africa, India, the Caribbean, Ireland, and Canada finally gained, to a greater and lesser extent, independence from the British during the 20th century, they found that their national, cultural, and individual identities had been radically altered by the experience of colonization. In this course, we will examine how authors have related this postcolonial condition. We will examine a diverse body of texts--poetry which eloquently describe the heroic journey out of colonialism, drama which lays bare the conflicts of assimilation, and novels which fantastically present political struggle--as we determine how postcolonial theory and literature affects and possibly redefines all literature.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Travel Literature

Description

We all yearn to travel. But why? In this course, we will investigate this question by not only studying works of travel writing (supposedly non-fiction travel accounts written by those who have done the journeying), but also other works of literature and culture in which travel is a significant theme. Our reading will cover a diversity of writers from around the globe and from different periods in history and we will pay particular attention to the interrelationship amongst the key issues of representation, power, and identity as we consider travel literature alongside interdisciplinary theories about travel and tourism.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II.

Theatre History I: Ancient Greece through the 18th Century (Formerly 42.382)

Description

A survey of ancient to early modern theatre in its historical and social contexts, tracing changes and developments in acting styles, theatre architecture, scenic practices, dramatic literature, and the audience. The course examines how theatre both reflects and shapes the changing beliefs and priorities of a culture.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Theatre History II: Nineteenth Century to the Present (Formerly 42.383)

Description

A survey of theatre in its historical and social contexts from the 19th century to the present, focusing on innovations in design and technology, the advent of the director, the emergence of modern schools of acting, and the creation of new forms of theatre to suit the changing needs of a modern world.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Editing: Grammar and Style (Formerly 42.386: The Science of Editing)

Description

The course will examine the varied editing roles in a publishing company, from acquisitions to copy editing.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.2000 Critical Methods, or ENGL.2270 Essay Writing, or ENGL.2380 Intro to Creative Writing, or ENGL.2390 Intro to Professional Writing,

Introduction to Editing and Publishing (Formerly 42.387)

Description

Designed for students considering a career in book publishing, this course provides an overview of the publishing industry. You will examine the stages of the book publishing process from acquisition to bound book or e-book, using assignments and examples from school, college, and trade book publishing. You will also consider the specific responsibilities of an editor. The course includes class visits by authors, editors, or publishing executives, as well as a trip to a local printing company.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II and ENGL.2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or ENGL.2290 Essay Writing or ENGL.2380 Intro to Creative Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing.

Undergraduate Seminar on the Teaching of Writing (Formerly 42.388)

Description

Training in writing theory for direct application in peer tutoring. Discussion supplemented by experimental exercises, class presentations, reading, and writing. Meets two hours each week. Students tutor four hours each week.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 2000 Critical Methods, or ENGL 2270 Essay Writing, or ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing, or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing, with a B or better.

Writing on the Job (Formerly 42.391)

Description

A study of special problems of writing in business from memos and press releases through reports and proposals, including strategies for correspondence, presentation of complex information, and writing for diverse audiences. For English majors and minors.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: (ENGL 1020 College Writing College Writing II or HONR.1100) and (ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing).

Visual Rhetoric (Formerly 42.392)

Description

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of visual communication. Students will explore what scholars mean by terms such as visual rhetoric and visual literacy in order to think concretely about how these concepts apply to the communication practices they will engage in their academic, professional, and everyday life. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which visual representations communicate culturally-specific meanings about race, gender, class, sexuality, age, nationality, and difference. Assignments include contributions to a course blog, rhetorical analyses of visual texts, design modules, and a multimodal project.

Prerequisites

Pre-req:(ENGL 1020 College Writing II or HONR.1100), and (ENGL 2270 Essay Writing, or ENGL 2000 Critical Methods or ENGL 2390 Intro to Professional Writing).

Special Topics in English (Formerly 42.395)

Description

This course focuses on the exploration of thematic or issue-oriented or timely topics of interest. The precise topics and methods of each section will vary. Barring duplication of topic, the course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Selected Authors (Formerly 42.401)

Description

A study of selected works. Authors to be announced each semester.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, and Junior Level or higher

Topics in Writing (Formerly 42.402)

Description

A study of issues and the practice of skills needed in specific areas of professional writing. Topics to be announced each semester..

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 2270 Essay Writing for English Majors, or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing for Non-English Majors, or ENGL 2380 Intro. to Creative Writing or ENGL 2390 Introduction to Professional Writing.

Community Writing II (Formerly 42.406)

Description

Students work for a local non-profit for the semester completing a variety of writing tasks, depending on the placement. In class students apply the principles of rhetoric and use the tools of research and revision to write effectively for their community partner; to articulate in a public presentation a thoughtful, intelligent position on relevant social policy; and to become more active, engaged citizens.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: (ENGL 1020 College Writing II or HONR.1100), and (ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing).

Creative Writing Fiction II (Formerly 42.407)

Description

Creative Writing Fiction II

Prerequisites

Pre-req: 42.302 Creative Writing: Fiction.

Principles of Technical Writing (Formerly 42.408)

Description

Provides the fundamental concepts and principles of technical writing, including technical description, audience analysis, editions, document specifications and outlines, graphics, definitions and revising documents. Writing assignments include preparing a document specification, editing and creating graphics.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.2390 Intro to Professional Writing, or ENGL.2270 Essay Writing/English Majors, or ENGL.2290 Essay Writing.

Software Writing (Formerly 42.412)

Description

Focuses on the document preparation process from start to finish, focusing on each stage of the process. Includes documents design, document organization, using examples and illustrations, style, creating an index and the review process.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: 42.408 Principles of Tech Writing.

Advanced Software Writing (Formerly 42.413)

Description

Introduces a range of advanced topice in software writing. Topics may include electronic publishing, hyper text, adanced graphics, document set components, and working in project teams. In this course, the student selects some aspect of the computer industry that interets him/her and documents it.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: 42.412 Software Writing.

Young Adult Literature-Critical Methods (Formerly 42.415)

Description

Using young adult literature as a vehicle, this course considers traditional methods of interpretation and evaluation. Particular attention is given to the analytical, psychological and sociological approaches.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction II (Formerly 42.418)

Description

An advanced creative writing workshop in nonfiction (personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, etc.).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL 3200 Personal & Reflective Writing or ENGL 3220 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction I.

Chaucer (Formerly 42.421)

Description

A study of the major works of Chaucer in Middle English.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Shakespeare I (Formerly 42.423)

Description

A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL) and Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Shakespeare II (Formerly 42.424)

Description

A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies not covered in 42.243. Shakespeare I is not a prerequisite.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Introduction to Literary Theory (Formerly 42.429)

Description

A solid introduction to major trends in contemporary critical theory. Emphasis on producing a sample critical paper treating one or more current critical approaches to reading a literary text.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Writing About Culture (Formerly 42.436)

Description

In this course, students will write about local culture, using a mix of first-hand observation, archival research, and/or contextual or geographic readings of culture of literature produced in the region. This course is designed to serve as a course in a study abroad program or one that focuses on regional authors such as Jack Kerouac or Henry David Thoreau.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 2000 Critical Methods, or ENGL 2270/229 Essay Writing, or ENGL 2380 Intro to Creative Writing.

Newspaper Editing (Formerly 42.437)

Description

This course will explore the techniques of putting together a student newspaper, focusing on everything from brainstorming for coming up with stories, to writing and editing them, writing headlines and captions, and design and layout. The course also discusses the nature of journalism audiences. It also discusses the practicalities of applying for journalism jobs and writing query letters for freelance writing.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 2270 Essay Writing for English Majors, or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing for Non-English Majors, or ENGL 2380 Intro. to Creative Writing or ENGL 2390 Introduction to Professional Writing.

Writing Workshop (Formerly 42.450)

Description

A capstone level creative writing class: a substantial writing project is developed through the collaborative environment of an advanced workshop. May be repeated for credit when workshop topic is different.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL 3660 Creative Writing: Poetry II, or ENGL 4070 Creative Writing: Fiction II, or ENGL 4180 Creative Writing: Non-fiction II.

Literature Seminar (Formerly 42.479)

Description

An advanced course that explores a variety of issues and topics in literature, literary history, and related fields. The topic or issue for a specific seminar will be announced in advanced.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: ENGL.2000 Critical Methods of Literary Inquiry, or Instructor permission.

Directed Studies in Writing (Formerly 42.490)

Description

The student develops a plan for a sustained writing project or portfolio and submits preliminary and final versions for critique and evaluation.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ENGL.1020 College Writing II and ENGL 2270 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or ENGL 2290 Essay Writing.

Directed Study in Literature (Formerly 42.491)

Description

The student develops a plan of directed reading, defines a problem for individual research, and prepares a paper or papers.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Directed Study in Language Analysis (Formerly 42.492)

Description

The student develops a plan of directed readings in linguistics, semantics, or stylistics and defines a topic for individual research.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Directed Study in Creative Writing (Formerly 42.493)

Description

The student develops a series of projects in creative writing and composes poetry, fiction, or drama.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Practicum (Formerly 42.496)

Description

An off-campus writing experience for English Majors. Practicum experience is intended to provide students with the opportunity of applying their writing skills in actual business, technical, or professional situations.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

Practicum-English Study (Formerly 42.498)

Description

A short-term, intensive project related to English study and/or writing.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.