ENGL 0999 Support for English Comp
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course is intended to provide corequisite support for students requiring remediation in English while they are enrolled in ENGL 1101 (English Composition I), focusing on grammar and composition skills that are necessary for success in English 1101. Enrollment in a specific paired section of ENGL 1101 is mandatory.

ENGL 1101 English Composition I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A composition course designed to increase the student’s ability to construct written prose of various kinds. Focuses on methods of organization, analysis, research skills, and the production of short argumentative and expository essays; readings consider issues of contemporary social and cultural concern. Passing grade is C.

ENGL 1102 English Composition II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1101 with grade of C or higher
Description

A composition course designed to develop writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by English 1101. Stresses critical reading and writing and incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods; readings will be drawn from a wide variety of texts. Passing grade is C.

ENGL 1103 Advanced English Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission by permission of department or Honors College
Description

A passing grade is C. This course is designed to develop students’ ability to construct written texts on a sophisticated level. It emphasizes critical reading and writing of various sources and incorporates advanced research methods. In addition, it emphasizes advanced rhetorical issues, including invention strategies, arrangement, selecting and analyzing evidence, and developing appropriate style.

ENGL 2110 World Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

A survey of important works of world literature.

ENGL 2120 British Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Historical survey of literature from the British Isles, with consideration of literary genres, conventions, and modes. Issues such as language change, periodization, canon formation, national identity, and the interrelationships between literature and other elements of culture.

ENGL 2130 American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Historical survey of literature from the United States, with consideration of literary genres, conventions, and modes. Issues such as periodization, canon formation, national identity, and the interrelationships between literature and other elements of culture.

ENGL 2160 Studies in Popular Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Introduction to critical issues associated with the study of popular culture. Throughout the course, discussion of pop cultural texts (including television series, print ads, video games, web logs, and popular film and music) will be shaped by the critical methodologies exemplified in course readings. In the process, students will be encouraged to use these applications as models for their own work in selecting, analyzing, and critically reflecting on specific instances of popular culture.

ENGL 2600 Creative Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focusing on the writing of original fiction and poetry, this course may also consider drama and creative non-fiction. Workshop sessions, contemporary performances, and representative readings in a variety of genres and publications are included.

ENGL 3040 Introduction to Literary Studies-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Materials, methods, and terminology used in the discipline of literary studies. Practice in effective critical writing and examination of the various critical theories available for interpretation and analysis. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all English majors.

ENGL 3050 Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Introduces students to key terms, figures, and events in the global history of practicing and teaching rhetoric, with examination, through reading and critical writing, of the legacy of communication technologies from ancient to contemporary cultures. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all English majors.

ENGL 3080 Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Introduces students to studies in analyzing written arguments, studying argumentation theories, and producing persuasive texts for specific audiences. Includes global readings from ancient to contemporary times.

ENGL 3090 Exposition: History, Theory, Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Introduces students to studies in analyzing expository genres, studying theories of expository writing, and producing nonfiction texts for specific audiences. Includes global readings from ancient to contemporary times.

ENGL 3100 Composition Studies: History, Theory, Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Introduces students to historic and current theories for composing and teaching writing, with emphasis on key figures and movements in the history of composition studies.

ENGL 3105 Practical Grammar
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher
Description

Recognizing and describing sentence components, syntactical relationships, and other verbal patterns. Application of grammatical principles to editing problems and literary analysis.

ENGL 3110 Technical Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Intensive study of scientific and technical style; practice at various formats, including reports, proposals, instructional manuals, and professional papers.

ENGL 3115 Multimodal Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with Grade of C or higher
Description

Introduces students to the theory and production of digital media and document design using multiple modes of communication. Includes reading, analyzing, and creating multimodal productions that relate to the history and practice of composition in our current cultural moment.

ENGL 3120 Digital Writing and Publishing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Introduces students to the study and practice of digital writing, design and publishing through the use of new media, web 2. 0, and mobile technologies. Includes new media theory and explores how we write, publish, and interact with others.

ENGL 3125 Digital Media Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Nonmajor prerequisite: grade of C or higher in Eng 1102 or 1103.
Foundations for understanding contemporary computational media and network culture through case studies, project work, and critical readings. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 3130 Business Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Advanced composition applied to business writing techniques and problems.

ENGL 3135 Visual Rhetoric
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Introduces students to visual communication practices and digital culture. Includes theory, analysis, and production of visual media genres such as digital documentary, built/virtual environments, digital archives, and graphic narratives.

ENGL 3140 Editing for Publication
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Skills and resources needed for preparing unpublished documents for publication. May include academic publishing, textual editing, and commercial applications.

ENGL 3150A Introduction to Creative Writing – Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2110, ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Introduction to the writing of poetry for the novice writer; practice in styles, points of view, and structure.

ENGL 3150B Introduction to Creative Writing – Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2110, ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Introduction to the writing of fiction for the novice writer; practice in styles, points of view, and structure.

ENGL 3160 Narrative Techniques
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150B with grade of C or higher
Description

For the student with a special interest in short fiction. Studies in character development, story, plot, and point of view; critiques of professional and student work.

ENGL 3170 Poetic Techniques
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150A with grade of C or higher
Description

For the student with a special interest in poetry. Studies in figurative language, symbol, metrics, and various poetic forms; critiques of professional and student work.

ENGL 3180A Contemporary Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Study of important voices in contemporary American and English poetry, with discussion of current literary climates.

ENGL 3180B Contemporary Fiction Craft
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150B and ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with grades of C or higher
Description

Study of fiction technique through the reading and analysis of contemporary fiction. Designed for fiction writers.

ENGL 3190 Language Analysis for Teachers of English
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Exploration of the basic components of language, language variation, and practical applications of linguistics to spoken and written texts in literature and composition.

ENGL 3200 Introduction to the English Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140 or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Language theories as a basis for understanding language characteristics, development, variation and change, attitudes, and uses. Application to literature, rhetoric, and language arts.

ENGL 3210 Advanced Grammar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140 or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Readings in various areas of language study; focus on syntax of modern English grammar. Especially recommended for those who expect to teach secondary English.

ENGL 3220 History of the English Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140 or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Development of the structure and history of the English language: Indo-European, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Present Day English. Students must learn IPA for phonological study. Attention will also be given to the morphology, syntax, social and regional variations, and semantics of English.

ENGL 3230 History of Literary Criticism I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140 or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Critical and theoretical perspectives on literature, art, and culture from Plato to the New Criticism.

ENGL 3240 History of Literary Criticism II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140 or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Critical and theoretical perspectives on literature, art, and culture from Saussure to the present.

ENGL 3250 Topics in Contemporary Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Systematic and focused study of one or more recent critical theories that influence the study of literature, language, and culture. Individual courses will vary in focus.

ENGL 3260 Theories of Popular Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Theories of mass cultural and their practical applications to the analysis of cultural production. May include such phenomena as popular fiction, the built environment, and the popular media.

ENGL 3266 British-American Culture Seminar II
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites British and American Cultures Program concentration, or consent of English or History program advisor
Description

(Same as HIST 4961.) Analyzes literary and/or historical themes from the perspectives of American and British authors, historical figures, and literatures. Offered by the English and History Departments.

ENGL 3270 American Culture Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites British and American Cultures Program concentration, or consent of English or History program advisor
Description

Focuses on one or more American regional cultures from either a literary or historical perspective to offer definitions of Americanness or American myths.

ENGL 3275 Literature and Culture of the American South
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites British and American Cultures Program concentration, or consent of English or History program advisor
Description

A selection of writing from the South from colonial times through the twentieth century. The purpose of the course is to examine the region through the vision of its authors.

ENGL 3280 English Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Topics to be announced. Dramatic literature selected from the beginnings of English drama through the twentieth century. Courses may focus on topics such as medieval drama, the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, Restoration drama, radio drama, or postmodern theatre. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 3290 English Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Topics to be announced. Fiction selected from the beginnings of the English novel or short story through the twentieth century. Focus on such areas as eighteenth-century novels, nineteenth-century novels, or modern novels. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 3300 Medieval English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the fifteenth century with focus on selected genres and authors such as the Gawain Poet, the Wakefield Master, Julian of Norwich, and William Langland.

ENGL 3400 Sixteenth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by such authors as More, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare.

ENGL 3410 Early and Middle Seventeenth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by such authors as Lanyer, Donne, Johnson, Bacon, Herbert, Marvell, and Milton.

ENGL 3500 Restoration and Earlier Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by such authors as Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Lady Mary Wortley Montague.

ENGL 3510 Later Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by such authors as Johnson, Boswell, Burney, Goldsmith, and Gray.

ENGL 3600 Early British Romantic Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Works by such authors as Wollstonecraft, Equiano, Blake, Burns, William Wordsworth, Barbauld, and Coleridge.

ENGL 3605 Late British Romantic Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Works by such authors as Byron, Mary Prince, Hemans, Dorothy Wordsworth, Shelley, DeQuincey, and Keats.

ENGL 3610 Victorian Poetry and Nineteenth-Century Non-Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by authors such as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Christina Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelites, DeQuincey, Gaskell, Carlyle, Newman, Wilde, and others.

ENGL 3690 Honors Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

ENGL 3700 English Literature: 1900-1945
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by writers from Great Britain, Ireland, and other English-speaking nations. Writers such as Yeats, Joyce, Mansfield, West, Eliot, Auden, and Woolf; issues such as modernism, imperialism, and women’s suffrage.

ENGL 3710 English Literature: 1945-Present
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by writers from Great Britain, Ireland, and other English-speaking nations. Writers such as Larkin, Lessing, Rushdie, Pinter, Stoppard, Walcott, and Churchill; issues such as postmodernism and responses to political violence.

ENGL 3720 Twentieth-Century English Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by poets such as Yeats, H. D. , Eliot, Auden, Thomas, Smith, Plath, Larkin, and Heaney.

ENGL 3800 Early American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Investigation of writers such as Bradford, Bradstreet, Mather, Edwards, Franklin, Freneau, Wheatley, and Murray; focus on literary, historical, theological, and cultural traditions.

ENGL 3810 American Literature: 1820-1865
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Emphasis on writers such as Poe, Fuller, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Douglass, Dickinson, and Whitman.

ENGL 3820 American Literature: 1865-1914
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Emphasis on writers such as Chesnutt, Twain, James, Wharton, Crane, Dreiser, Chopin, Dunbar, and Adams.

ENGL 3830 American Literature: 1914-1945
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Emphasis on writers such as Frost, Stein, Anderson, Hemingway, Eliot, Stevens, Cather, Faulkner, Wright, Fitzgerald, Toomer, and Hurston.

ENGL 3840 American Literature: 1945-Present
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Emphasis on writers such as Bellow, Momaday, Ellison, Welty, Miller, Albee, Bishop, Rich, Morrison, and Roethke.

ENGL 3850 American Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Topics to be announced. Poetry selected from the colonial period through the twentieth century. May concentrate on poetry from specific periods or of specific types or themes. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 3860 American Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Selected plays and theatre history, primarily from the twentieth century, including works from such playwrights as O’Neill, Glaspell, Williams, Miller, Albee, Hansberry, Fornes, Wilson, Mamet, and Shepard.

ENGL 3870 American Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Topics to be announced. The novel or short fiction selected from the colonial period through the twentieth century. Individual courses may focus on specific periods or specific types or themes. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 3880 American Non-fiction Prose
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Such genres as the essay, biography, letters, diaries, and travel literature; selected writers from the colonial period through the present. Individual courses may focus on specific periods or specific types or themes.

ENGL 3890 Contemporary American Ethnic Literatures
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher.
Study of contemporary American ethnic literatures, including works by African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American writers. Global Perspectives Course.

ENGL 3900 Irish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works of literature in English and in English translation from Irish, from the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. Emphases will vary; focus on writers such as Swift, Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, Kavanagh, Heaney, and Boland.

ENGL 3910 The Tradition of Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Origin and history of children’s and young adult literature; analysis of literary forms and themes; reading and discussion of critical analyses of genre.

ENGL 3920 Southern Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Intellectual and literary achievement of the South from 1607 to the present, including works by such authors as Jefferson, Longstreet, Chopin, Faulkner, Welty, Hurston, Warren, O’Connor, and Gaines.

ENGL 3930 Modern Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works from 1850 to the present, including but not limited to plays from Great Britain, the Continent, and the United States. Global Perspectives Course.

ENGL 3940 Postcolonial Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
(Depending on topic, may be crosslisted with African-American Studies as AAS 4970.) Literature in English from former and current members of the British Commonwealth, such as Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, and South Africa; consideration of cultural and political issues. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Global Perspectives Course.

ENGL 3950 African-American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
(Same as AAS 3880.) Major writers from the eighteenth century to the present. Includes such authors as Equiano, DuBois, Hughes, Petry, Baldwin, Hansberry, Ellison, and Walker.

ENGL 3955 Language in the African-American Community
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
(Same as AAS 3955.) A sociolinguistic study of the characteristics that define and connote the varieties of African-American English: origins, currents of change, functions of functions of language identity, styles, and modes of discourse.

ENGL 3960 African-American Literature by Women
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
(Same as AAS 3960 and WGSS 3960.) A survey of literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Includes such authors as Wilson, Wheatley, Larsen, Hurston, Dove, Hansberry, and Morrison.

ENGL 3965 African Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Survey of literature of the North, East, West, Central, and Southern Africa. Includes such writers as Achebe, Soyinka, Emecheta, Sembene, Mahfouz, Ngugi, Adichie, Gordimer, and Coetzee. Target: English and AAS majors. Global Perspectives Course.

ENGL 3970 Caribbean Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
(Same as AAS 4890.) Survey of literature of the English-speaking or Commonwealth Caribbean. Includes such writers as Prince, Brathwaite, Kincaid, Naipaul, and Walcott. Global Perspectives Course.

ENGL 3980 Women’s Literature I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by women writers befoRE 1800, such as Julian of Norwich, Christine de Pisan, Elizabeth I, Margaret Sidney, Behn, Burney, Wollstonecraft, and Austen.

ENGL 3990 Women’s Literature II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works by women writers after 1800. Multicultural and inclusive in scope; may include Mary Shelley, the Brontes, Dickinson, Cather, Woolf, Emecheta, Hurston, Morrison, and Esquivel.

ENGL 3995 Feminist Literary Criticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
(Same as WGSS 3995.) Critical approaches to the varieties of feminist thinking that influence studies of language, literature, and culture. Topics and writers may range from the medieval period to the present. Multicultural perspectives on issues of gender, race, and class emphasized.

ENGL 4000 Jewish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher.
A survey of one or more branches of Jewish literature, (e. g. Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, American, British, or German), in English translation where necessary. May be comparative (e. g. Black and Jewish Literatures in the United States). Topics may vary. For English majors and/or students minoring in Jewish Studies. Global Perspectives Course.

ENGL 4100 Study of a Single Author
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics and non-major prerequisite to be announced. Concentrated study of a single author such as Dryden, Wordsworth, Austen, Hawthorne, Joyce, Faulkner, or Morrison. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 4110 Chaucer
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
A selection of Chaucer’s works, including Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales.

ENGL 4130 Shakespeare, Earlier Works
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works from the first half of Shakespeare’s career, such as Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, and early poems.

ENGL 4140 Shakespeare, Later Works
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
Selected works from the second half of Shakespeare’s career, such as Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, and later poems. A student may take ENGL 4140 without having taken ENGL 4130.

ENGL 4150 Milton
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 2120 with grade of C or higher.
A selection of Milton’s works, including Paradise Lost, other poetry, and selected prose.

ENGL 4201 Engl 4201 Special Topics in American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics and prerequisites to be announced. Focused study of a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject related to American literature. A variety of courses is offered; courses may focus on topics as varied as science and race in nineteenth-century American culture, or literature of World War I. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 4202 Engl 4202 Special Topics in British Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics and prerequisites to be announced. Focused study of a problem, question, issue or specialized subject related to British literature. A variety of courses is offered; courses may focus on topics as varied as the sonnet, mythology, or literature of Northern Ireland. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 4203 Engl 4203 Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics and prerequisites to be announced. Focused study of a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject related to Rhetoric and Composition. A variety of courses is offered; courses may focus on topics as varied as propaganda or literacy. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 4204 Engl 4204 Special Topics: Literature, Criticism, and Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics and prerequisites to be announced. Focused study of a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject related to literature, criticism, or theory. A variety of courses is offered; courses may focus on topics as varied as the graphic novel, ecocriticism, or literature in translation. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 4205 Special Topics in Creative Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics and prerequisites to be announced. Focused study of a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject related to creative writing. A variety of courses is offered; may be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 4206 Teaching in English Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040 with grade of C or higher
Description

This course gives students a foundation in the philosophy and practice of teaching English Studies in secondary education or in other educational settings where literacy is taught. Course materials and activities will explore the teaching profession through the study of scholarly and popular texts which explicitly address teaching and will focus on the specific challenges and opportunities associated with teaching a particular specialty within the field of English studies.

ENGL 4300 Senior Seminar: Literary Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Majors must have completed at least twelve semester hours of upper-division English course work before registering
Description

Limited to 15 students. For English majors only. Opportunity for advanced research and completion of a project. Each seminar focuses on a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject. Topics vary.

ENGL 4310A Senior Seminar: Workshop in Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150A and ENGL 3170 with grades of C or higher
Description

For English majors only. Majors must have completed at least twelve semester hours of upper-division English coursework before registering. Writing and critique of student work at an advanced level. (Limited to 15 students.) .

ENGL 4310B Senior Seminar: Workshop in Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150B, ENGL 3160, and ENGL 3180B with grades of C or higher
Description

For English majors only. Majors must have completed at least twelve semester hours of upper-division English coursework before registering. Writing and critique of student work at an advanced level.

ENGL 4320 Senior Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 2150 or ENGL 3050 with grade of C or higher, and at least twelve hours of upper-division courses in rhetoric and advanced composition and technical and professional writing
Description

Limited to 15 students. For English majors only. Opportunity for advanced research and completion of a project in rhetoric or composition. Topics vary.

ENGL 4330 Senior Seminar: Secondary English Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites twelve hours upper-division English prior to registration
Description

English majors only. Opportunity for advanced research and completion of a project. Each seminar examines a set of texts in relationship to effective pedagogical strategies.

ENGL 4500 Internship
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: consent of the department; information available on request.
Strongly recommended for those wishing to pursue a career in writing or editing. Field experience in writing, editing, and research. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

ENGL 4510 Grant and Proposal Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Study and practice in grant and proposal writing in business and organizational settings.

ENGL 4521 Archival Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Non-major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grade of C or higher.
Cross listed with ENGL 6521. Introduces students to archival research methods through the study of print and digital primary resources. Includes study of methodologies, methods, material conditions of archival collections, researcher positionality, and the cultural contexts of production and collection of primary materials.

ENGL 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

ENGL 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites ENGL 4870 with grade of C or higher, good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

ENGL 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.