ENG - English

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of English

ENG 122 College Composition

Extensive practice in writing clear and effective academic prose with special attention to purpose, audience, organization, and style. Instruction in critical analysis and revision. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 123 College Research Paper

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Instruction in diction, style, logical analysis, research techniques and organization of college level research papers. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 131 Introduction to Literature

The study of selected poetry, plays and works of fiction with an emphasis on developing skills in analysis, interpretation and critical thinking. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 195 Introduction to the Discipline of English

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Study of a specific topic designed to train students in the writing and research skills integral to the discipline of English. Repeatable for up to 6 credits under different subtitles.

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ENG 200 Introduction to Creative Writing

Prerequisite:  ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. An introduction to the reading and writing of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama.

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ENG 203 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Prerequisite:  ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. An introduction to the reading and writing of creative nonfiction, with a focus on different forms. Includes intensive study of examples of creative nonfiction.

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ENG 204 Literature about Childhood and Adolescence

Prerequisites: ENG 122 or its equivalent, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Focus on literature by and/or about children.

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ENG 211 Survey of American Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Study of American Literature from its beginning to the present. Emphasizes the cultural, historical appreciation of selected representative works and contribution of the literature to contemporary life and thought. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 213 Survey of British Literature I

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Chronological survey of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th century. This literature will be considered from various perspectives, but with constant attention to its historical context. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 214 British Literature II

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Survey of British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasizes close reading of selected major works in historical context. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 218 Introduction to Linguistics

Prerequisites: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher; any course satisfying LAC category 1b. This course introduces English linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition) with an emphasis on application to young English language learners.

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ENG 225 Communications on a Theme

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Topics for writing chosen from ideas of historical influence and/or contemporary problems. Repeatable, may be taken two times, under different subtitles. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 227 Technical Writing

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Analysis of sentence structure, order of presentation and use of illustration in writing essential for the technician, engineer, scientist, with emphasis on arranging and stating information clearly.

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ENG 236 Ethnic American Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Introduce themes and ideas in ethnic American literature by studying representative authors of one or more U.S. ethnicities. Repeatable, under different subtitles. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 238 Introduction to Folklore

The study of tales, legends and other lore passed on orally or by customary example in groups bound by common background or experience. Subtitle may indicate specific group or groups. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

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ENG 239 Topics in Women's Literature

Investigation, from a feminist perspective, of writing by or about women. Figures, nationalities, genres and periods will vary with subtitles. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits, under different subtitles.

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ENG 242 Creative Writing-Fiction

Prerequisite:  ENG 200. An introduction to the mechanisms of fiction, with a focus on style and voice. Includes intensive study of contemporary short fiction written in English.

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ENG 243 Introduction to Screenwriting

An introduction to screenwriting for film and television. Students will study oral and written pitches, formal treatments, and screenplay structure and format.

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ENG 244 Creative Writing - Poetry

Prerequisite:  ENG 200.  An introduction to the reading and writing of poetry, with a focus on different poetic forms.  Includes intensive study of contemporary poetry in English.

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ENG 262 Masterpieces of World Literature

Study of the riches of world literature in translation. Course content will be designated by one of the following subtitles: Continental Masterpieces, Masterpieces of Russian Literature, Masterpieces of the Orient. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits, under different subtitles. (LAC, gtP)

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ENG 303 Advanced Creative Nonfiction

Prerequisite: ENG 203.  An advanced creative nonfiction course.  Emphasis on reading and writing personal essays that could be submitted for publication. 

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ENG 312 Shakespeare in Context: Histories and Comedies

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. An in-depth study of Shakespeare’s histories and comedies, as well as relevant plays, poetry and prose by contemporary authors. Includes background on literary and theatrical history, and recent criticism.

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ENG 313 Shakespeare in Context: Tragedies and Romances

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. An in-depth study of Shakespeare’s tragedies and romances, as well as related plays by his contemporaries. Includes background on literary and theatrical history, and recent criticism.

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ENG 314 Shakespeare in Context: Poetry

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. An in-depth study of Shakespeare’s non-dramatic works, as well as related poetry by his contemporaries. Includes background on literary history and recent criticism.

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ENG 318 Traditional and Modern Grammars

Describes English as treated by traditional grammarians, structuralists and transformationalists. Topics range from word classes, tense and voice, to operations and processes underlying modern grammar.

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ENG 319 The Art of Persuasion

Prerequisites: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher; any course meeting LAC category 1b.  This advanced writing course is designed to help students study and employ rhetorical concepts that will enable them to write persuasively in a variety of contexts.

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ENG 320 History of the English Language

Students will study the history of English from its origins as a Germanic and Indo- European language to the present, with special focus on historical development of modern English varieties.

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ENG 325 Studies in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Different approaches to the literature of wonder, including concentration on a particular writer, a theme such as women in science fiction, or a historical study of the genre.

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ENG 335 World Literature By and About Women

The contributions of important early and modern women writers. Novels, plays and poetry or short stories of world writers will be studied.

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ENG 336 European Immigrant Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher. Study of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature by and about European immigrants to the U.S. Also an introduction to theories of ethnicity and literature in the U.S.

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ENG 337 Chicana/o Literature and Theory

Prerequisite: MAS 100 and MAS 110 or ENG 236. In-depth study of contemporary Chicana/o literature and theory. Course will be thematic and will focus on the disciplinary and cultural connections between the literary, the aesthetic, and the theoretical.

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ENG 338 The Bible as Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher; any course meeting LAC category 1b. Study and interpretation of biblical texts, including sections from Hebrew, Christian, and Apocryphal scriptures, using cultural, historical, and literary hermeneutics.

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ENG 342 Intermediate Creative Writing-Fiction

Prerequisite: ENG 242. An advanced workshop course focusing on short fiction. Emphasis on the analysis of the short story form and how it works.

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ENG 343 Intermediate Screenwriting

Prerequisite: ENG 243. Advanced study of the screenplay’s elements, including premise, plot, subplot, theme, conflict, character, dialogue, and transitions. Students will learn the correct format for a professional screenplay.

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ENG 344 Intermediate Creative Writing - Poetry

Prerequisite: ENG 244.  An advanced workshop course focusing on poetry.  Emphasis on the analysis of and experimentation with poetic form, and different voices. 

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ENG 345 Literary Theory and Criticism

Prerequisites: ENG 195 and one British or American literature period course. This course introduces students to major issues and movements in literary theory and criticism, such as structuralism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, theories of gender and sexuality, and post-colonial theory.

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ENG 346 Chicana/o Theory

Prerequisites: MAS 100 or ENG 345. An in-depth study of issues and topics in Chicana/o theory and related fields. May focus on specific periods, specific issues, and/or specific authors. Repeatable, may be taken two times, under different subtitles.

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ENG 347 Cultural Theory

A historical survey of the development of cultural studies. The investigation of "culture" as a symbolic practice, and the various critical methodologies used to interpret cultural "texts."

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ENG 349 Old English, 700-1200

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course is designed to introduce students to the literature and language of the Anglo-Saxon period. Some works will be read in translation and some in Old English.

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ENG 350 Middle English, 1200-1485

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course is designed to introduce students to the literature and language of the Middle English period. Some works will be read in translation and some in Middle English.

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ENG 351 The Tudor Period, 1485-1603

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. Selected works from 1485 to 1603, including More, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. Course will focus on humanism, the Protestant Reformation, and the development of English theater.

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ENG 352 The Stuart Period, 1603-1714

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. Selected works from 1603 to 1714, including Donne, Shakespeare, Jonson, Hobbes, Milton, Dryden, and Behn. Course will focus on English colonialism, the Civil War, and emerging women's voices.

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ENG 353 The Eighteenth Century, 1714-1789

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. Selected works from 1714 to 1789, including Pope, Swift, Richardson, Fielding, Gay, Haywood, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Collier, Gray, Cowper, Mary Leapor, Burke, Anna Barbauld, Equiano, Charlotte Smith, Boswell, Johnson. Focus on satire, early novel, and emerging women's voices.

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ENG 354 British Romanticism

Prerequisite: ENG 195 or its equivalent. British poetry and prose of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

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ENG 355 Victorian Prose and Poetry

Prerequisite: ENG 195 or its equivalent. A study of the major Victorian writers and their themes. Special emphasis upon intellectual currents of the nineteenth century as reflected in poetry and prose.

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ENG 356 Twentieth Century British Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. Selected reading from authors such as Shaw, Joyce, Woolf, Yeats, Thomas, Lessing and Fowles to bring out themes and intellectual currents of the twentieth century.

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ENG 370 Colonial American Literature, 1492-1800

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course provides a survey of early American literature from the age of exploration through the American Revolution.

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ENG 371 Antebellum American Literature, 1800-1865

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course examines major movements in literature and culture in the decades leading up to the Civil War. Major authors will include Irving, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Douglass, Whitman, & Dickinson.

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ENG 372 American Realism and the Making of America

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course examines major movements in literature and culture in the decades between 1865 and 1900 focusing on American realism and the making of America.

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ENG 373 American Modernism and the Crisis of Representation

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. A study of Modernism and Postmodernism in twentieth-century American literature, with particular emphasis on innovations in literary form.

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ENG 374 American Diaspora and Globalization

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course provides a survey of late nineteenth through early twenty-first century American literature focusing on the themes of globalization and diaspora.

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ENG 375 Literature and the Environment

Explore human relationships with nature writing from various periods and cultures. Economic, scientific, philosophic and religious attitudes emerge from attitudes about nature. Do these influence human treatment of natural things?

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ENG 395 Studies in Literature, Theory and Writing

Prerequisites: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher; any course meeting LAC category 1b. Focus on a critical, rhetorical,or literary problem or theme. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits, under different subtitles.

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ENG 402 The Short Story

Prerequisites: ENG 195 and ENG 345. Analysis of modern short stories.

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ENG 403 Techniques of the Novel

Prerequisites: ENG 195 and ENG 345. A study of seven or eight important English and American novels to show different techniques used to reveal the novelists' artistic insight.

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ENG 410 Seminar in Literary History I

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course is designed to tie together the various strands of English and American literature through an extended survey of key works of literature, historical periods, and literary themes from the beginnings to 1800.

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ENG 411 Seminar in Literary History II

Prerequisites: ENG 195 or its equivalent. This course is designed to tie together the various strands of British and American literature through an extended survey of key works of literature, historical periods, and literary themes from 1800 to the present.

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ENG 414 Greek and Comparative Mythology

Greek myths as an important source of literary allusion and imagery and as a comparative vehicle to show what is common to all mythologies.

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ENG 419 English Linguistics

A survey of general linguistics as applied to the history of the English language. Includes vocabulary and dictionary study, regional and social dialects, semantics and pragmatics, childhood acquisition of language.

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ENG 420 Special Topics in Creative and Professional Writing

Prerequisites: ENG 319. Study of language choices in a wide variety of texts that meet specific rhetorical situations. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits, under different subtitles.

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ENG 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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ENG 430 Advanced Studies in World Literature, Folklore, or Mythology

Prerequisites: ENG 195 and ENG 345. This course asks students to engage critically with primary and secondary texts in World Literature, Folklore, or Mythology. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits, under different subtitles.

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ENG 441 Colloquium in Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 195 and ENG 345. Intensive focus on a critical and/or literary problem, discourse, or theme. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits, under different subtitles.

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ENG 442 Advanced Creative Writing-Fiction

Prerequisites: ENG 342 and instructor's consent. An advanced workshop course focusing on short fiction. Emphasis on the analysis of the short story form and how it works.

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ENG 444 Advanced Creative Writing - Poetry

Prerequisites: ENG 344 and INSTRUCTOR CONSENT.  An advanced course in the reading and writing of poetry, with attention to different poetic forms and their history; the current publication scene in American poetry; an examination of print and on line journals; the preparation of a chapbook manuscript.  Includes intensive study of contemporary poetry in English as well as a sampling of contemporary world poetry in translation.  Includes poetry workshops almost every week.

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ENG 492 Writing Internship

Prerequisites: ENG 122, an ACT score of 30.0 or higher in English, or an SAT verbal score of 630 or higher; consent of writing minor program director. One semester of full-time work in professional writing in public or private agencies, such as state government offices, publishing companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies or related organizations. Repeatable up to a maximum of three credits.

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ENG 495 Advanced Cultural Studies

Prerequisites: ENG 345 or ENG 347. An intensive study of one particular cultural phenomenon from a variety of critical perspectives. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

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ENG 497 Senior Seminar

Juniors or above. Detailed investigation of a specific author, period, text, or topic in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, or linguistics. Substantial research and at least one oral presentation required. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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