English Courses (ENGL)

  1. 132 Experiencing Literature
  2. 203 Children's Literature
  3. 204 Adolescent Literature
  4. 210 Creative Non-Fiction
  5. 211 Writing to Persuade
  6. 241 Classical Mythology and Literature
  7. 243 American Minorities Literature
  8. 245 Women and Literature
  9. 251 American Literature and Culture
  10. 281 Writing Poetry and Fiction
  11. 295 Introduction to Literary Analysis
  12. 343 Studies of American Literary History
  13. 344 Studies of British Literary History
  14. 345 Studies of a Literary Genre
  15. 346 Studies of a Major Literary Figure or Movement
  16. 347 From Page to Stage or Screen: Studies of Literature in Performance
  17. 352 Language and Grammar
  18. 354 Teaching Writing: Methods and Mediation
  19. 382 Advanced Poetry Writing
  20. 383 Advanced Fiction Writing
  21. 425 Methods of Teaching English & Practicum
  22. 495 Capstone Seminar in English

132 Experiencing Literature

4 Credits

This course explores the interpretation of literature and related media such as film and visual art from the primary perspective of the reader's experience. Students will develop reading, writing and critial thinking skills.

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203 Children's Literature

2 Credits

Study of the kinds of literature read by children in elementary language art classes.

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204 Adolescent Literature

2 Credits

Study of the kinds of literature read by adolescents in secondary English classes.

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210 Creative Non-Fiction

4 Credits

Techniques of fiction writing are used to tell true stories.

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211 Writing to Persuade

4 Credits

Theory and practice of rhetoric in several modes of composition and with emphasis on persuasion and style.

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241 Classical Mythology and Literature

4 Credits

Survey of ancient Greek and Roman mythology and classical and medieval literature from Homer to Dante.

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243 American Minorities Literature

4 Credits

Exploration of a selection of African-American and American Indian literatures.

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245 Women and Literature

4 Credits

Study of literature by and about women. Specific focus and content will vary from semester to semester.

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251 American Literature and Culture

4 Credits

Study of interconnections of literature and culture with topics varying from semester to semester.

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281 Writing Poetry and Fiction

4 Credits

An introductory course in writing poetry and fiction.

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295 Introduction to Literary Analysis

4 Credits

Students are introduced to the discipline of English and its prominent critical approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Focusing on print (books and essays) and non-print texts (including film and hypertext), they explore key concepts of literary theory and criticism and use them to create and develop their own critical reading and writing.

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343 Studies of American Literary History

4 Credits

Students study a slice of American literary history (about 100 years), reading works by major authors in various genres. Through reading, discussion and writing, students think critically about literature as art, tradition and reflection of the British experience.

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344 Studies of British Literary History

4 Credits

Students study a slice of British literary history (about 100 years), reading works by major authors in various genres. Through reading, discussion and writing, students think critically about literature as art, tradition and reflection of the British experience.

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345 Studies of a Literary Genre

4 Credits

Through study of texts in a particular genre (such as novel, short fiction, drama, poetry, essay), students learn how writers create within or outside formal conventions and traditions and how readers' genre expectations shape their experience of texts.

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346 Studies of a Major Literary Figure or Movement

4 Credits

Through in-depth study of a particular major writer or literary movement, students apply knowledge of culture, genre, biography and criticism to develop their own interpretations of particular texts.

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347 From Page to Stage or Screen: Studies of Literature in Performance

4 Credits

Through study of literary works and their stage or screen adaptions, students learn to understand choices performance professionals make to translate literature from page to the stage or screen. Students become more sophisticated in understanding how interpretation, personal vision, medium and cultural environment can influence performance of literature.

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352 Language and Grammar

4 Credits

This course focuses on the history, grammar and conventions of the English language, as well as social and cultural issues surrounding its use.

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354 Teaching Writing: Methods and Mediation

4 Credits

Students learn practices for developing writing fluency and achievement in three related components: the process of writing and its creative practice, the theory of teaching writing and the potential for writing in a digital domain.

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382 Advanced Poetry Writing

4 Credits

An advanced workshop concentrating on the writing of poetry.

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383 Advanced Fiction Writing

4 Credits

An advanced workshop concentrating on the writing of fiction.

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425 Methods of Teaching English & Practicum

4 Credits

Study and practice of methods of teaching literature, writing, grammar and other subfield within English.

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495 Capstone Seminar in English

4 Credits

Students apply theories of literature, writing, language or pedagogy to a particular seminar topic and then research and write several drafts of a seminar paper on a topic negotiated with the instructor.

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