ENGL 0989 Foundations for English Composition
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course prepares students for college-level reading and writing. This is the first course in a year long pathway leading to ENGL 0999 and ENGL 1101 in the second semester.

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 2105 Workplace-Based Research and Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with a C or higher
Description

This course introduces students to qualitative research methods and workplace-based writing. It is a class in critical thinking and complex problem solving as well as a writing-intensive class. Students will also encounter the basics of data visualization and the practice of creating effective slides for presentations.

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
Description

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. 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
Prerequisites ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101H, each with a 'C' or better
Description

Focusing on the writing of original fiction and poetry, this course may also consider drama, screenwriting, 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
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. Materials, methods, and terminology used in the discipline of literary studies. This course develops the skillset required for effective critical writing and introduces the forms, genres, critical theories available for advanced interpretation and analysis.

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 & 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 3150C Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 2110, ENGL 2120, or ENGL 2130; each with a C or higher
Description

Introduction to the writing of poetry and fiction for the novice writer; practice in styles, points of view, and structure.

ENGL 3160 Narrative Techniques
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150B or ENGL 3150C 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 or ENGL 3150C 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 or ENGL 3150C 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 3195 Teaching in English Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2140, or ENGL 3040; each with a 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 for literacy learning, which includes teaching reading (text interpretation and explication) and writing (approaches to producing academic and creative writing).

ENGL 3200 Introduction to the English Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 3225 The History and Future of the Book
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

From ancient scrolls to digital narratives, the forms that literature takes influences how and what people write and read. This course examines the development of the book-making process and questions what a book is. Exploring diverse case studies from the Gutenberg Bible to Fifty Shades of Grey, this course considers books as active, social objects that can be examined in a variety of ways including traditional analysis and digital text analysis.

ENGL 3230 History of Literary and Cultural Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Monuments of western literary criticism in the context of questions raised by recent literary theory. We discuss major works of literary criticism and theory from Plato to New Criticism, including analysis of Aristotle, Sidney, Samuel Johnson, Wordsworth, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Arnold, Freud, Jung, Woolf, De Beauvoir, and others. We will focus on comprehension of challenging texts while also reframing classical problems of criticism and theory in light of recent theoretical developments.

ENGL 3240 History of Literary Criticism II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Critical and theoretical perspectives on literature, art, and culture from Saussure to the present.

ENGL 3250 Topics in Contemporary Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 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 before 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Dramatic literature selected from the beginnings of English drama through the eighteenth century. Possible topics include medieval drama, the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, Restoration drama, and the emergence of professional theater.

ENGL 3290 English Fiction before 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Fiction selected from the beginnings of the English novel or short story through the eighteenth century. Possible topics include the emergence of the novel as a form, the function of satire in popular culture, the history of publishing, and the role of the fiction in the history British imperialism.

ENGL 3300 Medieval English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 3310 Old English
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

When did literature in English begin We look back a thousand years to when “England” was just beginning to be imagined and “English” was so different that it seems like a foreign language. Study the rudiments of the Old English language and explore medieval manuscripts using the many digital resources available today. Read heroic poetry celebrating the feats of dimly remembered heroes, stories of voyages to exotic places, and the miraculous lives of saints.

ENGL 3350 Literature and War
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

From Homer’s Odyssey and Virigl’s Aneid, to Julius Caesar’s account of his wars in Gaul, to monster fighting in Beowulf or the idealized chivalric combat of the high middle ages, to the revolutionary upheavals of early modernity or the horrors of industrialized conflict, war has been a persistent setting and theme for Western literature. Can there be a “just” war Can violence be controlled without more violence This course examines texts that explore the relationship between violence and civilization.

ENGL 3400 Courtiers, Clergy, and Poets
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

A savvy female monarch, a burgeoning global empire, and the introduction of printed books: this course examines one of the greatest and most formative periods in English literary history. Writing focused on and emerged from three principal venues: the church, the court, and the stage. Read works by such authors as Elizabeth I, Thomas More, Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare.

ENGL 3410 Seduction, Revolution, and the Rise of Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with grade of C or higher (for majors). 
Description

When, on the morning of 30 January 1649, Charles I was led onto the scaffold outside St. James?s Palace and publicly executed, England was suddenly without a monarch. This course studies how various writers responded to?and were shaped by?some of the nation?s most violent and turbulent decades. It was a period in which sensual poetry flourished and modern scientific writing was published for the first time. Read works by such authors as Francis Bacon, John Donne, George Herbert, Thomas Hobbes, Aemilia Lanyer, Andrew Marvell, and John Milton.

ENGL 3420 Mythology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

This course focuses on classical myths, examines how Virgil and Ovids stories subsequently developed in the works of both several early modern English writers, and explores how classical myths continue to shape and enrich our popular culture. Why did the Romans tell the myths that they did And how and why do some myths and stories persist, change, or serve new purposes.

ENGL 3500 Restoration and Earlier Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Selected works by such authors as Johnson, Boswell, Burney, Goldsmith, and Gray.

ENGL 3520 Life Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Explore the emergence of biography and autobiography as a genre. This course examines the ways individual and cultural memory shapes the individual sense of self and discuss complex relationships between text and writer.

ENGL 3550 Early Indigenous Literatures
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Survey of early Indigenous literatures of the Americas through the Removal period of the 1820s, paying special attention to alternate literacies including but not limited to creation stories, glyph texts, oral literatures, earthworks, and tribal rhetorical traditions. We also address historical debates about colonialism, cultural appropriation, and tribal sovereignty. Selected texts and authors could include The Popol Vuh, The Codex Borgia, Codex Bodley, Totkv Mocvse/New Fire: Creek Folktales, Blacksnake, Samson Occom, William Apess, and Elias Boudinot.

ENGL 3600 Early Romanticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Prose and poetry from the late eighteenth century with a particular focus on literature related to abolition, the French Revolution, and revolutionary ideas about human connections to nature. This course fulfills the pre-1800 requirement for English majors. Emphasis on authors such as William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Olaudah Equiano.

ENGL 3605 Late Romanticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Prose and poetry from the early nineteenth century a period when the Industrial Revolution advanced rapidly, the British Empire expanded widely, the scientific discovery progressed quickly. We will look at how authors responded to the huge historical shifts with new, radical forms of literature. Authors will include John Keats, Mary Shelley, and Lord Byron.

ENGL 3610 Love and Death in Victorian Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Survey of poets from the Victorian period. Poets of this era sought to create taste and value, to construct gender definitions, to forge national identity, and to reflect on love and mortality. Early in the twentieth century, Freud hypothesized that two dominant impulses drove human experience the drive to life and the drive to death. This course will test Freud’s hypothesis against the poetry of love and death so central to Victorian experience.

ENGL 3620 Victorian Novels
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Novels by authors such as Dickens, Bronte, Thackeray, Eliot, Collins, Gaskell, Trollope, James, and Hardy.

ENGL 3630 Haunted Texts
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Ghost stories, gothic fiction, and other literary nightmares. This course explores the haunted spaces and macabre visions found throughout Anglophone writing. Since ghost fictions so often reflect the anxieties that societies and individuals must address, we examine haunted texts in order to uncover the stories they tell about the cultures that produce them. Emphasis on writers such as Poe, Collins, James, Bronte, Bowen, Jackson, Lovecraft, Rushdie, and Atwood.

ENGL 3690 Honors Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher; good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

ENGL 3695 LGBTQ Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Literature written by LGBTQ authors and other texts addressing queer identities and experiences. Emphasis on writers such as Wilde, Cather, Forster, Woolf, Baldwin, Auden, Williams, Ginsberg, Bechdel, Hwang, and Eugenides.

ENGL 3700 Early Twentieth-Century British Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 womens suffrage.

ENGL 3710 Late Twentieth-Century British Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Selected works by writers from Great Britain, Ireland, South Asia, and other English-speaking regions. Writers such as Churchill, Friel, Ishiguro, Lessing, Rushdie, Stoppard, Walcott, and Winterson; issues such as postmodernism, responses to political violence, decolonization, and diaspora.

ENGL 3720 Twentieth-Century English Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 Romantics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Selected works by antebellum American writers. Possible topics include race and slavery, poetry and politics, and importance of nature in American writing. Emphasis on writers such as Poe, Fuller, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, Douglass, Dickinson, and Whitman.

ENGL 3820 Realism and Naturalism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Selected works by American writers of the later-nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries. Possible topics include the social function of realist fiction, depictions of race and gender, and emergence of regional literatures. Emphasis on writers such as Chesnutt, Twain, James, Wharton, Crane, Dreiser, Chopin, Dunbar, and Johnson.

ENGL 3830 American Modernisms
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Explores modernist literature of the U.S. in national and transnational contexts, with a focus on how writers responded to modernization, displacement, urbanization, and popular culture. Selected authors may include Stein, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, McKay, Faulkner, Hurston, Bishop, Cather, Dos Passos, Bulosan, Paredes, and Chandler.

ENGL 3840 Postmodern American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

Emphasis on writers such as Bellow, Momaday, Ellison, Welty, Miller, Albee, Bishop, Rich, Morrison, and Roethke.

ENGL 3850 American Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 3865 The Short Story
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Major prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a C or higher. Short fiction by writers from various regions and periods. Our close investigation of the genre explores the unique role that short stories play in the formation of reading publics, the circulation of literature in popular outlets like magazines, and the introduction of comparative reading methods.

ENGL 3870 American Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 3875 Science Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

An introduction to the critical study of science fiction. The course explores the long history of speculative fiction and the cognitive estrangement created by science fiction as thought experiment. Possible topics include protoscience fiction befoRE 1900, twentieth-century “pulp” SF (such as Asimov or Bradbury), cyberpunk, and contemporary space opera. We will also examine the extensive spread of the genre across the world, including but not limited to writing produced in the former Communist countries, South Asia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

ENGL 3880 American Non-fiction Prose
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 3885 Contemporary Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

This course explores writing in English from around the world produced during the past 25 years. Reading lists may include fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Possible topics include the present state of the literary marketplace, the range of forms in circulation today, and role that literature plays in narratives of globalization. Every version of the course includes works by writers who represent various regions, traditions, and ethnic backgrounds.

ENGL 3895 Comics and the Graphic Novel
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

Introduction to the critical study of comics and graphic novels. Do we judge graphic novels by literary standards If not, what standards do we use How do text and image function differently in combination What are the common techniques, themes, genres, and styles that have developed over the history of comics.

ENGL 3900 Irish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 3905 Jewish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

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) and topics may vary. For English majors and/or students minoring in Jewish Studies.

ENGL 3910 The Tradition of Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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 3915 Literature of the Early South
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

This course explores literature of the early south, from early colonial settlement through the end of the eighteenth century. We will examine early conceptions of the regions economic and cultural development by interrogating the consequences of the transatlantic slave trade, the dispossession of indigenous lands, and the emergence of the South as a distinct region within the newly formed United States. Selected authors may include Thomas Harriot, John Smith, Richard Ligon, Aphra Behn, Ebenezer Cooke, John Marrant, Olaudah Equiano, William Bartram, and Thomas Jefferson.

ENGL 3920 Southern Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a C or higher
Description

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. (Depending on topic, may be crosslisted with African- American Studies as AAS 4970.)
Global Perspectives Course.

ENGL 3945 Literature and Global Conflict
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

A study of fiction, poetry, and life writing focused on the experience of modern warfare and the collective traumas of its aftermath. Possible topics include the role of conflict in narratives of globalization, the impact of new military technologies, intergenerational trauma, imperialism and nationalism, and techniques for depicting violence in literature. Courses may focus on particular historical conflicts (e.g. WWI) or survey conflict narratives from various regions and periods.

ENGL 3950 African-American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

(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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

(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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

(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 3975 Later Indigenous Literatures
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

An introduction to modern and contemporary Native American writers, including D’Arcy McNickle, Lynn Riggs, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Thomas King, Louis Owens, Sherman Alexie, Luci Tapahonso, Joy Harjo, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Deborah Miranda, Gerald Vizenor, and Ofelia Zepeda. The course will address debates about colonialism, cultural appropriation, and tribal sovereignty. Focus on how each writer locates stories within specific tribal worldviews, articulates individual and collective identities, and constructs a distinct voice in conversation with oral, literary, and graphic traditions.

ENGL 3980 Womens Literature before 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

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 Womens Literature after 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

Selected work by women writers after 1800. Multicultural and inclusive in scope; authors studied may include Mary Shelley, the Brontes, Dickinson, Woolf, Cather, Hurston, Morrison, and Esquivel.

ENGL 3995 Feminist Literary Criticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 and either ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2130 with a grade of C or higher
Description

(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 4010 Topics in African American Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Advanced study of writing, art, and music emerging from or addressed to a particular movement in African American history. Possible topics include but are not limited to slave narratives, the Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts, and hip hop.

ENGL 4020 Advanced Study in Indigenous Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Advanced study of a specific tribal literary tradition. Rotating tribal literatures considered include but are not limited to: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Dine/Navajo, and Pueblo. Focusing on an individual tribal literature encourages advanced research on the specific cultural, religious, linguistic, historical, and geographical elements of selected texts. We ask how specific tribal worldviews inform historical and contemporary debates about colonialism, cultural appropriation, and tribal sovereignty.

ENGL 4030 Literature and the City
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Advanced study of literature tied to a particular urban environment. How have writers depicting Victorian London, or bohemian San Francisco, or contemporary Atlanta shaped our understanding of city life In addition to prose, poetry, and drama linked to the city in question, readings for this course will include examinations of the urban infrastructure, socioeconomic realities, and artistic communities that populate modern cities.

ENGL 4040 Religion and Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Advanced study of modern literature tied to particular religious tradition. Possible topics include but are not limited to Buddhism in American writing, poetics in the history of Christianity, the role of Islam in narratives of decolonization, and literary responses to secularization.

ENGL 4050 Transnational Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Advanced study of writers who depict the experience of living in multiple national or cultural contexts. Our focus on writing that crosses borders relies on theories of transnationalism and globalization, linking literature to discussions of colonialism, urbanization, hybridity, cosmopolitanism, and neoliberalism. Topics for advanced research might include literary depictions of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the advent of the spy novel, narratives of migration and diaspora, and the emergence of international political movements.

ENGL 4100 Study of a Single Author before 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Concentrated study of a single author writing befoRE 1800. In addition to detailed examination of several works by the writer in question, the course may examine the cultural, biographical, and theoretical contexts in which those works are situated.

ENGL 4101 Study of a Single Author after 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Concentrated study of a single author writing after 1800. In addition to detailed examination of several works by the writer in question, the course may examine the cultural, biographical, and theoretical contexts in which those works are situated.

ENGL 4110 Chaucer
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

A selection of Chaucer’s works, including Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales.

ENGL 4130 Shakespeare, Earlier Works
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

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
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

A selection of Milton’s works, including Paradise Lost, other poetry, and selected prose.

ENGL 4201 Special Topics before 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Focused study of a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject related to literature befoRE 1800. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 4202 Special Topics after 1800
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

Focused study of a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject related to literature after 1800. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

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 Special Topics: Literature, Criticism, and Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

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. Topics to be announced.

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 Special Topics in Pre-Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites At least 6 hours in 3000-level English courses with a C or higher
Description

This course will allow students to engage in concentrated study about a particular aspect of Secondary English instruction. The special focus could take on a number of forms related to content, pedagogy, or educational environment, such as teaching creative writing, drama, or Southern literature; interdisciplinarity in the English classroom or multi-modal forms of instruction; and investigation of educational practices in Atlanta or in other countries through Study Abroad opportunities.

ENGL 4300 Senior Seminar: Literary Studies-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Majors must have completed at least twelve semester hours of upper-division English course work before registering. 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. Serves as the required Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course for English majors concentrating in Literary Studies.

ENGL 4310A Senior Seminar: Workshop in Poetry-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150A or ENGL 3150C 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.) Serves as the required Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course for English majors in Creative Writing concentrating in poetry.

ENGL 4310B Senior Seminar: Workshop in Fiction-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150B or ENGL 3150C, 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. (Limited to 15 students.) Serves as the required Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course for English majors in Creative Writing concentrating in fiction.

ENGL 4320 Senior Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition-CTW
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. Serves as the required Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course for English majors concentrating in Rhetoric and Composition.

ENGL 4330 Senior Seminar: Pre-Education in English-CTW
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. Serves as the required Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course for English majors concentrating in Pre-Education.

ENGL 4400 Graduation with Distinction Project
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of department; information available upon request
Description
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 4501 Literary Editing and Publishing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 3150A, ENGL 3150B, or ENGL 3150C with a C or better
Description

Students will learn skills and gain experience in literary publishing through participating in the editorial and production process of the publication of an issue a literary magazine (Five Points) and/or literary book. Students will engage in the evaluation process for the selection works to be published in the journal or book and will gain practical experience in the editing, layout, and production as well as in the publicizing and promoting of a finished issue of the journal or the book. The course will also provide students with an introduction to the literary market at large and instruction in preparing their own creative work for submission and publication as it pertains to literary magazines and presses.

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
Description

Prerequisites:ENGL 4870 with grade of C or higher, good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor. 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.