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ENG 100 - College Writing
College Writing
Prerequisite: Placement At This Level

This course teaches students how to write for various rhetorical situations in academic and non-academic genres that are shaped by the audiences and purposes of their writing. Students learn to analyze texts and ideas critically and to synthesize and respond to the ideas of others. Students also gain practice conducting different types of research, making logical connections among sources, and writing about those connections in an ethical manner. In addition, students learn to reflect critically on their writing and themselves as writers to encourage independent writing and revision in the future.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1W-College Writing, GER VA-Writing Competency

ENG 100P - College Writing Plus
College Writing Plus
Prerequisite: Placement At This Level

This course incorporates a two-hour writing lab that affords students additional time to work with their instructor and trained peer tutors to meet the goals and expectations of the course, which are the same as English 100: This course teaches students how to write for various rhetorical situations in academic and non-academic genres that are shaped by the audiences and purposes of their writing. Students learn to analyze texts and ideas critically and to synthesize and respond to the ideas of others. Students also gain practice conducting different types of research, making logical connections among sources, and writing about those connections in an ethical manner. In addition, students learn to reflect critically on their writing and themselves as writers to encourage independent writing and revision in the future.

5.000 Credit hours
5.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1W-College Writing, GER VA-Writing Competency

ENG 125 - Introduction To Literature
Introduction To Literature
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to literature as both verbal art form and cultural force. Readings in a variety of forms and from different periods and traditions all focused on a common theme (themes vary by instructor). Emphasis is on reading complex texts carefully and responding to them through discussion and in writing.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIA-Literature, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 130 - Literary Analysis
Literary Analysis
Prerequisite :None

An introduction to the study of literature in a variety of forms and from different periods and traditions. Emphasis on close reading, interpretation, and analysis of literary works with attention to literary terms, genre distinction, and formal elements. Reccommended for students in the pre-Secondary English Certification program. Required for all Liberal Studies Majors and substitutes for their LAC T1LT.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 1XX - English Elective
English Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ENG 200 - Reading And Writing Argument
Reading And Writing Argument
Prerequisite: ENG 100 Or ENG 100P Or Placement At This Level

Note: In order to enroll, the student must have been placed in this course by the English Department, or have taken ENG 100 or ENG 100P. If placed in this course by the English Department the course meets the LAC College Writing requirement; if the student has taken ENG 100 or ENG 100P, the course is an elective.
An advanced composition course in which students develop strategies for analyzing and writing arguments. Students will learn to produce different genres of argument for different audiences and to use research to advance and support an argument.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER VA-Writing Competency

ENG 202 - Introduction English Studies
Introduction to English Studies
Prerequisite: None

The required gateway course designed to introduce beginning English majors to the areas that comprise the field of "English" and to the major issues, debates, and controversies that drive English study in the 21st Century. The course will help students to choose a concentration (Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Composition & Rhetoric, Creative Writing, or English for Education), or to develop a Student-Designed concentration.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 203 - Intro to Writing Lit Criticism
Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism
Prerequisite: ENG 100, 100P, 200, or HON 200

An intensive introduction to the conventions of scholarly writing about literature. Explores writing about literature in different forms, considers prominent varieties of literary criticism and theory, and addresses methods of research in the discipline.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

ENG 204 - Introduction - Writing Studies
Introduction to Writing Studies
Prereq: ENG 100, 100P or HON 200 (LAC T1 Collg Wrtg)

In this course, students will begin to examine their experiences as writers. In the process, they will be introduced to scholarship that explores concepts foundational to rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

ENG 205 - Intro To Creative Writing
Introduction To Creative Writing
Prerequisite: ENG 100, 100P, 200, or HON 200 and LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

This is a rigorous, nurturing introductory poetry and fiction workshop. Though students will read and discuss many masterful poems and short stories, the emphasis of the course, ultimately, is on generating, critiquing, and revising student work.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive, LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

ENG 206 - Multimodal Writing Workshop
Multimodal Writing Workshop
Prerequisites: ENG 100, 100P, 200, or HON 200

Multimodal Writing Workshop is a course designed to encourage critical engagement with multimedia texts as both consumers and producers. Multimodal writing is the use of multiple modes of communication - visual, aural, print. This class will examine multimodal writing as a form of digital rhetoric (the persuasive use of words, sound, and images in a digital environment), and students will both analyze and create multimodal texts. ENG 206: Multimodal Writing Workshop serves as the Stage II Writing Intensive course for the New Media Studies major.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive, New Media Studies Core Course

ENG 207 - Forms in Creative Writing
Forms in Creative Writing
Prerequisites: None

Forms in Creative Writing provides students with a focused study of the essential components of a specific creative writing genre. In each section of the course, students will study various formal and stylistic elements within published work, which they will use as models for their own writing. May be repeated with different sub-title, up to six credits.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

ENG 209 - Writing for Children and YAs
Writing For Children And Young Adults
Prerequisites: None

This course takes a workshop approach and covers the process of writing for children and young adults, from birthing new ideas through exercises, to developing concepts into age-appropriate literary forms, to writing, critiquing, and revising from editorial suggestions. Students will also learn how the children's publishing business operates.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 210 - Lit Western Society To 1400
Literature Of Western Society To 1400
Prerequisite: None

Major writings that have established the traditions of Western literature and thought. Studies may include Homer, the Bible, Sappho, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Catullus, Virgil, Ovid, and Dante.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1

ENG 212 - American Literature To 1865
American Literature To 1865
Prerequisite: None

From Colonial times to Civil War. Usually represented are Bradstreet, Paine, Jefferson, Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, English Survey, GER IIA-Literature

ENG 213 - American Literature From 1865
American Literature From 1865
Prerequisite: None

From 1865 to the present. Major writers often included are Whitman, Dickinson, Clemens, James, Adams, Chopin, Dreiser, Frost, Cummings, and Ellison.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIA-Literature

ENG 214 - English Literature To 1798
English Literature To 1798
Prerequisite: None

From the beginning through 1798. May include Chaucer, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Behn, Jonson, Milton, Swift, Pope, and Johnson.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, English Survey, GER IIA-Literature, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 215 - English Literature From 1798
English Literature From 1798
Prerequisite: None

From the Romantic Period to the present. May include Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, P.B. Shelley, Keats, Mary Shelley, Tennyson, Browning, Dickens, the Rossettis, the Brontes, Hardy, George Eliot, T.S. Eliot, Woolf, Auden, and Lessing.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, English Survey, GER IIA-Literature

ENG 216 - Scottish Literature & Culture
Scottish Literature and Culture
Pre-req: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

An overview of the literature of Scotland, covering the period roughly 1700 to the present, and with particular emphasis on the ways in which Scottish writers have articulated ideas concerning the struggle of a minority culture against a dominant one, of the structure and dynamics of national and ethnic identity, and of the endless interplay between diverse cultures that characterizes the modern world. Writers may include those in the British canon writing in English and Scots, such as Tobias Smollett, Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Hugh MacDiarmid; those writing in Gaelic, such as Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair, Mairi Nic A'Phearsain, and Iain MacGhillEathain; and contemporaries, such as Jackie Kay, Irvine Welsh, and Bashabi Fraser.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ENG 217 - Modern Canadian Literature
Modern Canadian Literature
Prerequisite: None

Fiction, poetry and essays of contemporary Canadian writers. Course examines critically the emergence of a canon of Canadian literature and studies the literature as it documents social issues and cultural aspects of Canadian life.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIA-Literature

ENG 218 - 18-C Britain in Global Context
Eighteen-Century Britain in Global Context
Prerequisite:LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER

This course offers an interdisciplinary examination of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century cultural origins of the British empire, which was an "empire of commerce" long before its transformation into the administrative, colonial enterprise of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The course examines Britain's commercial engagements in all corners of the world-North America and the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific- with an emphasis on understanding the impact of global trade on the British themselves and on the nations with whom they came into contact. Readings include literary and non-literary texts from the eighteenth century, as well as secondary readings drawn from the realms of literary criticism and social, economic, and cultural history.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Middle Period, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ENG 220 - Intro to Literacy Studies
Introduction to Literacy Studies in Composition
Prerequisites: ENG 100 or 100P

Within the field of Rhetoric and Composition, critical literacy studies is a significant subfield, one that investigates the reading and writing practices of students in schools as well as people outside of school settings. This course considers "vernacular literacies," that is, the literacies that prople use in religious, community, workplace, and other situations. The course concentrates on the policies of literacy use and how certain literacies are privileges while others are denigrated.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Language Studies

ENG 223 - Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the study of American fiction, poetry, and drama form the colonial era to the present day. Emphasis on understanding literacy movements, including transcendentalism, sentimentalism, realism, regionalism, naturalism, modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and postmodernism.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Survey

ENG 225 - Fiction
Fiction
Prerequisite: None

Various types of fiction, including tales, short stories, novellas, and novels, and such elements as theme, action, character, point of view, and style will be considered.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIA-Literature, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 226 - Drama
Drama
Prerequisite: None

A study of various kinds of drama, with an emphasis on action, theme, and character. Major plays by dramatists of the classical, Renaissance, and modern periods will be considered from a cultural and historic perspective. Emphasis on careful reading of events, details, and competing points of view.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIA-Literature, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 227 - Poetry
Poetry
Prerequisite: None

Emphasis on understanding poetry through practice in close critical reading and exploring the social and cultural work poems perform, such as nurturing, sensibility, enriching perceptions, strengthening vocabulary, expanding imagination and creativity, and altering one's perspective with regard to the realities of others across time and across cultures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIA-Literature, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 228 - Poetry Of Women
Poetry Of Women
Prerequisite: None

Explores the work of several 19th and 20th century women poets. Poetry is approached through an examination of a woman's tradition of literary influence and through observing how women re-structure social relations and ethical beliefs through the invention of new symbolic orders, new mythologies, and new narratives that empower the lives of women and men.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIA-Literature

ENG 230 - Reading/Writing Electronic Lit
Reading and Writing Electronic Literature
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M course or GER Student

This course introduces students to electronic literature. Students will gain practice in critical approaches to the analysis of such literature as well as the skills and resources used to produce literary texts for electronic environments.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
New Media English Conc, LAC T2IT-Applied Info Tech

ENG 233 - Contemporary Poetry
Contemporary Poetry
Prerequisites: None

American and British poetry written since World War II and the different schools of thinking that collectively make up what is referred to as Post-Modern Poetry (Beat Generation, San Francisco Renaissance, Movement Poets in Great Britain, Black Mountain, Deep Image, New York School, Confessional, Contemporary African-American Poetry, Vietnam War and Protest poetry, etc.). The second half of the semester is devoted to exploring poems written since 1980 by a wide variety of poets speaking for diverse communities (Feminist, Neoformalist, Performance, Native-American, Latino-American, African-American and Asian-American, American Plain Style, etc.).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 234 - Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Prerequisite: None

Studies in contemporary novels and short stories.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Late Period, GER IIA-Literature, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 235 - Literature Of The Bible
Literature Of The Bible
Prerequisites: None

Analysis of the Bible as a literary text. Focus on memorable stories, significant incidents, vivid characters, and representations of a variety of literary genres.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 237 - Encoding Electronic Texts
Re-Presenting Books: Encoding Electronic Texts
Prerquisites: None

This course provides an introduction to creating digital representations of textual sources that originally appeared in print or manuscript, while also exploring some fundamental questions for literacy, cultural, and media studies (e.g., "What is a book?"). Thoughtfully encoded electronic texts provide a basis for varieties of computer- assisted analysis that can complement traditional practices of close reading by revealing broader patterns that emerge across large bodies of texts. The practice of marking up texts for digital delivery and analysis also draws students' attention to questions of structure, form and meaning in very concrete ways that complement the kinds of interpretive reading they pursue in other classes. The class provides a practical introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, a specification widely used not only in Humanities research, but also in libraries and museums, and so can prepare students for advanced work in the digital Humanities, as well as internship or career opportunities in libraries or cultural heritage institutions.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
New Media English Conc

ENG 238 - Literary Magazine Editing
Literary Magazine Editing
Prereqs: None

An introduction to the field of literary magazine editing and publishing. Students will gain hands-on experience using the latest desktop and online submission managing, editing, and publishing software. In addition, students will engage, in discussions and practices, topics such as the history, purposes and audiences of literary magazines (print and digital); the art of literary editing; how to create a unique mission for a new literary journal; how to evaluate a manuscript; literary magazine layout and design; the roles of technology in contemporary literary magazine publishing; the editor/ writer relationship, from the slush pile through publication distributing the finished product; and the fundamental skills required for copyediting and proofreading.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

ENG 239 - The Medieval World Thru Film
The Medieval World Through Film

In this we will view a number of films whose themes, subjects and settings are "medieval" and ask how "accurate" are the representations of the Middle Ages in film and television when compared with manuscript illustrations and medieval texts describing daily life? We will also consider which elements have been added to a movie set in the Middle Ages to attract a modern audience.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 241 - Critical And Creative Thinking
Critical And Creative Thinking
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

This course invites students to explore how they know what they know by examining both critically and creatively their own assumptions and those of others. Students will experiment with different methods of investigation, analysis, and presentation.



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IA-Inquiry and Analysis, Middle Level Writing Intensive, New Media Text & Context, LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

ENG 242 - Literature & Cultural Studies
Literature and Cultural Studies
Prerequisite: None

Students will learn to use interdisciplinary critical perspecitives to examine the diverse and sometimes contested meanings of cultural objects and processes, establishing a basic knowledge of the theoretical paradigms of Cultural Studies (concepts, traditions, revisions, and perspectives) and applying media- specific approaches for contextualization and analysis.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
African American, GER IIA-Literature, Public Policy Skill Courses

ENG 250 - World Mythologies
World Mythologies
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT or T1SS course or GER student

This introduction to world mythologies provides an overview of the mystic motifs which have been and continue to be an important part of every known culture. Readings will examine the "classical" myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as those of African, Irish, Indian, Judeo-Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Native American origin.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ENG 251 - Introduction American Society
Introduction To American Society
Prerequisite: None

An interdisciplinary study of one significant aspect of the American experience, such as the role of the frontier, of the city, of religion, or of business enterprise.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences

ENG 252 - Harlem Renaissance
The Literature and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance
Prerequisite:LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course.

The Harlem Renaissance, or "New Negro Movement," which spanned from approximately 1917 to the mid-1930s, was a cultural explosion that changed the course of African American literature, music, art, and intellectual thought. It brought together a wide range of artist and intellectuals who sought to bear witness to the complexity of the African American experience during a time in which most avenues to publishing and performing were owned and controlled by whites. In this course, we will focus on the problems of representation, audience, and artistic freedom as well as the effects of racial, gender, and class discrimination as we study the work of key artistic and political figures from the period. We will pay particular attention to the contributions that women made to the Harlem Renaissance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ENG 255 - African American Literature
African American Literature
Prerequisite: None

A study of literature by writers of African heritage in the Americas. Writers include Equiano, Wheatley, Douglas, Harper, Chestnutt, DuBois, Hughes, Petry, Baldwin, Walcott, Baraka, and Dove.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
African American, GER IIA-Literature

ENG 256 - Native American Literature
Native American Literature
Prerequisite: None

Study of American Indian literature from early forms such as songs, orations, and traditional narratives, including trickster-tale cycles, to more recent genres of autobiography, essays, poetry, and fiction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2

ENG 257 - Contemporary Drama & Society
Contemporary Drama and Society
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

Students will explore selected plays, both national and international, that explore the identity and function of individuals and social systems in contemporary society.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

ENG 258 - Asian American Literature
Asian American Literature
Prerequisite: None

An examination of the literature of Asian Americans as an expression and experience of their efforts to formulate and/or maintain their identity. Writers vary but may include the Gold Mountain poets, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toshio Mori, John Okada, and Amy Tan.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 259 - Chicano/Chicana Lit/Culture
Chicano/Chicana Literature And Culture
Prerequisite: None

A study of Chicano and Chicana Literature and culture. Topics might include the struggle for political and individual autonomy, bilingualism, the border as an imagined space and as cultural metaphor, the impact of Chicano literature on the broader spectrum of American culture and literature and vice-versa, feminism in a Chicana context, assimilation versus multi-culturalism, etc. Authors might include Oscar Zeta Acosta, Gloria Anzaldua, Rudolfo Anaya, Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Cherrie Morago, Richard Rodriguez, Guillermo Gomez-Pena. By the end of the course students will be introduced to a host of key cultural concepts, such as Chicanismo, Xicanisma, Aztlan, The Virgin of Guadalupe, Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Spanglish, amigoization, mestiza, LaRaza, La Malinche, Tonantzin, Cyber Vato, Pachuco, Pocho, Corrido, and the terms Chicano/Chicana themselves.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ENG 260 - Introduction Women's Studies
Introduction To Women's Studies
Prerequisite: None

This course, taught from various interdisciplinary perspectives, will address the critical, theoretical and historical construction of women and gender. The course will acquaint students with the key frameworks, approaches, and issues in the field of Women's Studies. Many questions will be considered, such as: How does the concept of gender shape our social experiences and understanding of ourselves? What is "women"? How are "women" produced? What kind of power relations are deployed to construct and maintain gender roles? How do gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexuality intersect? How do gender and sexuality operate in the United States? In a global context?

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

ENG 266 - Mini-Lit
Mini-Lit
Prerequisite: None

A five-week course. Students may take from one to three courses each semester and repeat the course with different topics. Credit applicable to Women's Studies minor when the topic is appropriate.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 271 - Classical Rhetoric
Classical Rhetoric, Modern Contexts
Prerequisite: Any course with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS attribute.

This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of Western rhetorical theory and practice as articulated and practiced in ancient Greece and Rome by various key figures, including Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, and others. The continuing influence and development of these concepts will also be explored with applications to contemporary social and political debates. LAC designation: T2CP

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ENG 272 - Intro to Rhetorical Criticism

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 275 - Tutoring Writing
Tutoring Writing
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor or Writing Program Director

Note: A Five Week course

This course will prepare students to act as writing tutors in first-year writing courses or in a writing center. A basic grounding in writing center theory and practice will be presented. Students will have ample opportunities to experience common tutoring situations and problems through role-play, observation, and mock tutorials.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 292 - Aesop to Apps: Kid Lit Culture
Aesop to Apps: Critical Approaches to Kiddie Lit & Culture.
Co-requisite: ENG 293

Children’s literature with its diminutive nickname “kiddie lit” extends beyond books into a wide range of adaptations and merchandising “texts” that infuse the young reader’s everyday life with cultural learning about gender, race, class, and other ideological ideas. Through close readings of children’s literature and related texts such as films, toys, clothing, and the like, this course will introduce students to a range of critical approaches used in literary and cultural studies of childhood. Designed as part of a two-course cluster to introduce and develop the six learning outcomes of the English major. Co-requisite with ENG 293 – Children and Childhood in the 19th Century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 293 - Children and Childhood
Children and Childhood in the Ninetheenth Century
Co-requisite: ENG 292

An exploration of representations of children and childhood in British and American culture of the nineteenth century, a time when such representations became increasingly popular and powerful. This course is part of a two-course cluster and is co-requisite with ENG 292: Aesop to Apps: Critical Approaches to Kiddie Lit & Culture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 299 - Humanities Career Development
Career Development for Humanities Major
Prerequisite: ENG 100 or 100P

This course is designed for Humanitities majors (e.g., English and Philosophy) interested in exploring and preparing for their post-graduation career options. The course stresses the value and versatility of Humanities degrees and develops job search skills that will be useful throughout life. Emphasis is placed on identification of individual goals, assessment of skills and talents, exploration of career options, analysis of the job market, optimizing college experiences, effective use of employment search tools (e.g., resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking), and management of career pathways. Students are encouraged to enroll in this course during their sophomore or junior years.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 2XX - English Elective
English Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ENG 300 - Business/Technical Writing
Business And Technical Writing
Prerequisite: ENG100 or 100P

This course is designed to provide students with some exposure to the enormous field of business writing. Because basic writing skills are important to any writing, students will be working at improving skills. Students will practice using a reference manual when editing their own work and take part in group activities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

ENG 301 - Writing Fiction
Writing Fiction
Prerequisite: ENG100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Note: Enrollment limited to 15 students.
An advanced course in writing fiction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 302 - Writing Poetry
Writing Poetry
Prerequisite: ENG100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Guided by close readings of contemporary models, participants will write poems and present them for group critique. Instruction on the nuts and bolts of writing poetry and growth of aesthetic judgment. Basic techniques include linked and evolving images, metaphors and other figures of speech, fixed and open forms, linebreaks, rhythms and various means of capturing a human voice in dramatic and imaginative writing. Focus on the interplay of figural and literal language and on the union of content and form. No prior experience writing poems is assumed; however, this is a demanding course, not for dilettantes or dabblers. Students graded on a polished portfolio of finished work.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 305 - Composing Multimodal Narrative
Composing Multimodal Narratives
Prerequisites: NONE

In this advanced writing course students will learn to use different modes (aural, visual, linquistic) to compose non-fiction naratives. May be used toward the Rhetoric and Composition concentration and is a Creative Writing Workshop course.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Creative Writing Workshops

ENG 306 - Digital Rhetorics
Digital Rhetorics and Literacies
Prerequisites: None

In this course various theories or rhetoric and literacy are used to examine theoretical, conceptual, and ideological issues involved in the shift from text-only media to multimodal and interactive digital media.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Language, New Media English Conc

ENG 307 - Medieval Women Mystics
Medieval Women Mystics
Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to the study of the mystical tradition through the examination of the lives and writings of selected women mystics. The writings of these women will provide us with a bold and vivacious answer to the classical and medieval antifeminist traditions which depict women as the bane of Adam, the root of all evil, the source of temptation, or, at the opposite pole, as idealized and virginal objects of worship.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Early Period, English Women Writers

ENG 308 - Playwriting
Playwriting
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Students will invent, develop and explore their scripts in progress in a workshop format and one-on-one with the instructor. The workshop format involves readings and critiques designed to enable the students to strengthen the storyline, dramatic structure, character development, dialogue and premise through revision and transformation. The culmination of the course involves a public reading and submission of the polished work to the appropriate media outlet.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 310 - Contemp African Amer Poetry
Contemporary African American Poetry
Prereqs: ENG 100 or 100P & 100 or 200 level ENG crs

Contemporary African American Poetry will examine the works of living Black poets focusing on different topics to illuminate the diversity of expression that shapes African American letters. The couse will introduce critical approaches combined with traditional English prosody to explore new ways of reading and writing about American Poetry.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 313 - Native American Novel
Native American Novel
Prerequisites: None

This course will examine how Native authors have adapted the Western genre of the novel and how they have, over the last three centuries, developed strategies to combine traditional storytelling with Native issues, contemporary of their historical eras. Because Native American novels are the most widely read and most studied genre of American Indian literatures, this course will also focus on how the literary scholarship regarding Native literature has changed throughout time. We will look closely at the development of Native American novels, beginning with a discussion of current Native American literary theory.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 314 - Indigenous Studies
Indigenous Studies
Prereqs: ENG 100 and a 100- or 200- level Literature course.

This course offers students an opportunity to consider Indigenous Studies on a global scale. Students will examine the effects of the English language and culture on indigenous peoples, as well as studying the traditional values and cultural transformations among indigenous peoples.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Ethnic Literature

ENG 316 - Love & War in Medieval Lit
Love and War in Medieval British Literature
Prerequisite: ENG 100 Or 100P Or 200; & 100-200 Level Lit Crse

This course uses medieval poetry, drama, and chronicles to investigate, problematize, and re-envision how medieval writers treated love and war. Using texts such as Beowulf, Tristan and Iseult, and The Canterbury Tales, we will read about the concurrent queering and celebrating of the epic hero, the sucesses and failures of medieval wars of colonial expansion, and how contemporary ideas about romance have their origins in medieval literature.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 317 - Renaissance Literature
Renaissance Literature
Prerequisite: None

In the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, writers saw themselves as participating in a time of artistic rebirth. This course will offer an in-depth study of the poetry, prose, and drama from the age of Shakespeare. Reading Renaissance literature within a social and historical context, students may learn about various topics such as exploration and discovery, translation, religious turmoil, nationalism, and the rise of the author. Writers may include Shakespeare, Spenser, Queen Elizabeth, Skelton, Jonson, Philip and Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer, Marlowe, Webster.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 318 - Restoration Literature
Restoration Literature
(Formerly named Augustan Literature)
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

The literary age in England from 1660 to 1740. The restoration of Charles II to the throne following the execution of his father and the failure of the English Commomwealth had a profound impact on the literature of the day, from the reopening of the theaters, to the elevation of scientific learning, to the development of the novel. Authors may include John Dryden, Aphra Behn and Jonathan Swift.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Middle Period

ENG 319 - Age Of Sensibility
Age Of Sensibility
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Literature of the times of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) in England. Sentimentality, reason, and terror as paths to the new individualism.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 320 - Victorian Literature & Culture
Victorian Literature and Culture
Prerequisite:ENG100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Topics may include Victorian notions of work and class, industrialization and its discontents, the sentimental child colonialism and representions of colonial people, the relevance of faith, changing gender roles, the impact of science and technology, the idea of progress, and sexuality and love. Writers may include Arnold, Braddon, the Bontes, the Brownings, Collins, Conan Doyle, Dickens, Gaskell, Hardy, Martineau, Prince, the Rossettis, Stevenson, Tennyson, or Wilde.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 321 - 19th C. American Short Story
The Nineteenth-Century American Short Story
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200 level literature course

A literay and historical study of the rise and the development of the short story in nineteenth-century America. Covers a variety of literary movements and authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Chopin, and Charles Chesnutt.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Middle Period

ENG 322 - The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

roughly the 1770s to 1830s. Topics may include Romantic aesthetic theory, the role of the poet in society, the intersection of politics and art, early colonialism and theories of the primitive, the Gothic, nature and landscape and the growing fascination with the nature of human subjectivity and the creative spirit. Writers may include Blake, Burke, Burns, Byron, Coleridge, DeQuincy, Edgeworth, Godwin, Keats, Prince, Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelly, Scott, Wollstonecraft, William Wordsworth, and Dorothy Wordsworth.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 324 - Lit Women Authors Latin Amer
Literature By Women Authors Of Latin American
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Course will emphasize theme, style, and society in the works of fiction written by Latin American women.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
English Women Writers, GER IIA-Literature

ENG 325 - Modern Drama
Modern Drama
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

From its beginning in Ibsen's realism to the advent of the absurdist play. Includes drama of Europe, England, and America.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIA-Literature

ENG 327 - Renaissance Drama
Renaissance Drama
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

This course examines Renaissance drama, written in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and is social and historical contexts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 328 - Children's Literature
Children's Literature
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Note: Meets the state requirement for elementary school certification.
A study of literature for young readers and listeners. Covers a variety of genres and styles, and calls for close reading and analysis.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 329 - Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural World
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Note: Meets the state requirements for secondary English certification.
A survey of literature for young adult readers, with a focus on path-finding or trend-setting authors and titles by women and writers of ethnic diversity. Aims to acquaint the student with both popular and enduring works, and provides close critical reading of both.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 330 - Science Fiction
Science Fiction Media & Literature
Prerequisites: ENG 100 and a 100-200 level literature course

Science Fiction Media & Literature focuses upon works largely from the last 70 years of science and speculative fiction, mixing films and short stories across a variety of course themes. Students will read and watch works dealing with questions of free will, the "human," social injustice, transformations of the body, virtual reality, and other concepts. Final projects in the course can be either traditional research papers or a creative piece.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Creative Writing Literature, Lit Studies Cultural Context

ENG 331 - Early 18th Century Literature
Early Eighteenth Century Literature
Prerequisites: ENG 100 and 100 or 200-level Literature Course

This course examines British literature and culture of the period between 1700 and roughly 1740. Sometimes called the "Augustan Age" of English literature, this period is often best remembered for the flourishing of a body of meticulously ordered formal verse built on the model of Greek and Roman antiquity. But the age was neither so orderly nor so placid as historical caricatures have sometimes suggested: it also witnessed ruthless political factionalism, vicious exchanges of savagely witty satire, and the emergence of popular but "impolite" forms of literature, including the novel. Readings include poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose by authors such as Pope, Swift, Montagu, Addison and Steele, Haywood and Defoe.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Middle Period

ENG 332 - Modern British & Amer Poetry
Modern British And American Poetry
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Major American and British poetry written during the Modernist period (1890-1945). Students study each poet's views on the theory and practice of his or her art; the literary traditions and political climate from which Modernists works arose; and the contributions of Modernist poetry written since the end of World War II. Poets include Robinson, Hardy, Frost, Eliot, Pound, Yeats, Stevens, Hughes, Lawrence, Crane, Auden, Cummings, Sandberg, Millay, and Thomas.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 333 - The Modern Novel
The Modern Novel
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

The development of the modern novel, including such figures as Joyce, Woolf, Mann, Lawrence, Hemingway, Faulkner, Toomer, Lessing, Oates.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIA-Literature

ENG 335 - Shakespeare's Comedies
Shakespeare's Comedies
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Major comedies and romances.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 336 - Shakespeare's Tragedies
Shakespeare's Tragedies
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Major tragedies in histories.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 337 - Sex & Love in Chaucer
Sex and Love in Chaucer
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Love & Sex in Chaucer explores what Chaucer's fluid ideas were about gendering relationships inside "traditional" marriage as well as outside marriage in non-tradition hetero- and homosexual relationships. Working with "The Canterbury Tales" as well as Chaucer's other short poems, we will see how the poet simultaneously embraces and problematizes gender, legal, political, and social constructs of love and sexuality.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Early Period

ENG 338 - Linguistic Analysis
Linguistic Analysis
Prerequisite: 60 credits minimum

Linguistics is the study of the human language faculty. It requires the investigation of a highly structured system of knowledge within the mind of the speaker (a mental grammar), which is examined empirically and modeled formally. This class will focus heavily on the hands-on analysis of language data. Students will gain linguistic problem-solving skills and the foundations necessary for pursuing grammatical description. Students learn IPA transcription symbols and practice analyzing phonological data based on the languages of the world. Students will gain practical experience in solving problems in morphology and syntax, using data drawn from a wide variety of languages. Students taking this course for the Liberal Studies Major are strongly encouraged to take it concurrently with Core 1 or Core 2 of the Education program.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Language Studies

ENG 339 - Shakespeare And Film
Shakespeare And Film
Prerequisite: ENG 100 And 100 or 200 Level Literature Course and LAC student with T1A , T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student.

Shakespeare films have recently taken on vastly different meaning from their classical Hollywood predecessors. It will be the objective of this class to analyze various filmed representations-not just the most recent-of Shakespeare's plays including but not limited to: Macbeth, Richard III, Henry V, and Hamlet.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ENG 340 - Hist/Develpmt English Lang
History And Development Of The English Language
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Note: Meets the state requirements for secondary school teachers of English. See also ENG 341.

Historical and linguistic background helpful for an understanding of the English language today. An examination of readings and linguistic problems which illustrate the development of the language from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 341 - Modern American Grammar
Modern American Grammar
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Note: Meets the state requirement for secondary school teachers of English. See also ENG 340.

A study of words, sounds, structures. Traditional and linguistic approaches to grammar and stylistics.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 342 - Literature Of New England
Literature Of New England
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Writers reflecting the distinctive culture and ambience of New England, including Thoreau, Hawthorne, Dickenson, Stowe, Frost, Jewett, Freeman.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 343 - Folklore/Life Of New England
Folklore And Folklife Of New England
Prerequisite:ENG100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Introduces students to traditional and customary lore of New England. Emphasis on Yankee story-telling traditions as represented in popular beliefs, anecdotes, local and personal legends, ballads and folk customs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 344 - Literature Of Africa
Literature Of Africa
Prerequisite:LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H orT1SS course. In addition to ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

An immersion in the culture of Africa through exposure to the works of its major writers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
African American, GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective, TWLD - AATW Minor

ENG 345 - American Minority Ethnic Lit
American Ethnic Minority Literature
Prerequisite :ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Examines the experience of ethnic minority groups in the United States as reflected in their literature.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
African American

ENG 347 - Af Am English & Verbal Trads
African American English & Verbal Traditions
Prerequisite: ENG 100/100P and a 200 Level Literature Class

Study of present-day characteristics of varieties of African American English, to include phonology, syntax, and lexicon. Sociolinguistic examination of African American verbal traditions such as signifying, sounding, and boasting as speech events and verbal routines. Consideration of educational issues related to AAE.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 350 - Southwestern Literature
Southwestern Literature
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

This course will explore the cultural terrain of the Southwest through various literatures and media. Although, many are not familiar with the literary output of the Southwestern United States, this course will give students a better understanding of the significance of American literatures and of the rich history, literature, and traditions of the Southwest.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 351 - Feminist Theories
Feminist Theory
Prerequisites: ENG 260 or WST 260

This course introduces feminist theories and practices. Feminist theories draw attention to the ways in which all our lives are shaped and interlinked by a range of social, economic, and political structures. Although gender plays a key component in these structures, we will also pay attention to different forms that colonial, gender, racial, sexual, and class hierarchies take.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

ENG 352 - Lesbian Literature
Lesbian Literature
Prerequisites: ENG 100/200 and a 100/200 level literature class or ENG/WST 260

Lesbian Literature will provide the students with the materials and skills to: consider representations of lesbianism in literature; become familiar with the significant cultural contributions of lesbian writers; investigate how identity impacts our social and cultural analyses at different historical moments; and engage with debates in literary and feminist theory about literary representations and their political significance. Students will become more aware of underrepresented writers, develop their written ability to analyze texts and integrate secondary material, and improve their facility with contemporary theory.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Women Writers

ENG 353 - Storytelling
Storytelling
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER Student

The basic nature of storytelling, the motives and strategies for telling stories, conventions common to both oral and literary narratives.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

ENG 354 - Medieval Women & Education
Women and Education in the Middle Ages
Prereqs: ENG 100 and 100 or 200 level ENG course

Delves into the different types of education available to late Antique and Medieval women.Our examination will include folk knowledge, religious training, apprenticeships, cathedral schooling and private tutoring. Our goal is to unpack the monolithic idea of education and understand the layering and stratifying of girls' and women's acquisition of knowledge. Our investigation will be more subtle and nuanced and require more original source reading than an investigation of the education available to men and boys. The reward is a deeper and gradated understanding of how women lived and worked in the late Antique and Medieval world.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 356 - Women Writers To 1900
Women Writers to 1900
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Addresses literature, predominantly fiction, that spans several countries and several centuries. Attempts to discover the nature of the female imagination through a consideration of such writers as Behn, Burney, Austen, the Brontes, Sand, G. Eliot, Chopin, Freeman, Jewett and others.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIA-Literature

ENG 357 - 20th Century Women Writers
20th Century Women Writers
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Addresses the works of such modern women writers as Woolf, Wharton, Cather, Lessing, Morrison, A. Walker, Atwood, Silko, Hong Kingston, and others.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Late Period, English Women Writers, GER IIA-Literature

ENG 358 - Literary Theory
Literary Theory
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Literary Theory will provide students with the methodology to investigate enliven and deepen their understanding of contemporary literary and cultural studies. Included in our course of study will be Queer Theory, Feminist Theory, Marxism, Structuralism and post-Structuralism, Psychoanalytic Theory, New Historicism and Cultural Studies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 359 - Film Theory
Film Theory
Prerequisites: None

This course enables students to understand the historical development of film theories. The course encourages students to engage the major issues in film theory both on the level of pure theory and on the level of application.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Cultural Representati

ENG 360 - Digital Game Studies
Digital Game Studies
Prequisites: ENG 100 or 100P AND ENG 202 or NMS 110

Digital Game Studies combines methods of established textual and cultural analysis with the growing field of studying video games as distinct digital objects of their own. Students examine the conventions, mechanics, cultures, and contexts of video games. The class revolves around reading theory and criticism of games, actually playing existing games in class while applying analysis to them, and eventually designing a model game through a series of creative exercises.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Language Studies, English Late Period, New Media English Conc

ENG 362 - Writing for Digital
Writing for Digital Environments
Prerequisites: ENG 204 or ENG 206

This course concentrates on the theory and practice of interactive writing for new media channels, especially in professional or organizationally-situated contexts. The course allows students to critically examine and respond to rhetorical situations, while also cultivating skills in content design and development for different digital environments. Much of the work of the course will be done in teams, emulating the environment in which many writing professionals work and giving students the opportunity to develop their skills as effective collaborators.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
New Media English Conc

ENG 363 - Copyright in the Digital Age
Copyright in the Digital Age
Prequisites: None

Ever since Congress passed the Copyright Act of 1790 to protect the rights of authors and publishers from piracy of their printed works, copyright laws have shifted and grown to protect new forms of intellectual property including not only literature but also film, art, music, audio recordings, photography, choreography, and architectural works. With the advent of digital technology, copyright has been extented to video games, computer software, and emerging new media genres. This course explores the laws, debates, and controversies around copyright, from its history to the present day and into the future.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
New Media English Conc

ENG 365 - Topics In Literature/Language
Topics In Literature Or Language
Prerequisite:ENG100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Sections of this course focus on an area of special interest in English studies (literature, language, or writing). Topics vary from semester to semester and may meet a category requirement in the major (check with the department chairperson). Course may be repeated with a change of topic

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture with Decreased FLC

English Department

ENG 369 - Cult Stud & Creative Writing
Cultural Studies and Creative Writing
Prerequisites: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student.

This course explores cultural studies through practicing the craft of creative writing. Students will read cultural studies material, a variety of technical texts about creative writing, contemporary authors and produce original work. The focus will be on developing craft, gaining an expertise in cultural studies, and understanding the connection between social justice and artistic practice.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

ENG 370 - Composition Theory/Pedagogy
Composition Theory And Pedagogy
Prerequisite: ENG 200 or 204 or 220

Participants in the course will explore recent developments in the field of composition. Issues such as writing process writing-to-learn, voice, audience, rhetorical strategies, and error will be addressed. Issues such as writing process, writing-to-learn, voice, audience, rhetorical strategies, and error will be addressed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 371 - Rhetorical Theory/Criticism
Rhetorical Theory And Criticism
Prerequisite: ENG 130 or 200 or 204 or 271

This course provides an overview of rhetorical theory and practice and engages students in critical (rhetorical) analysis of literary and cultural works. Participants in the class will explore the role of rhetoric in the construction of arguments, the communication of ideas, and the creation of knowledge.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
GER IA-Inquiry and Analysis

ENG 372 - Creative Writing Abroad
Creative Writing Abroad
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

An intensive creative writing course designed for students who have some experience with creative writing and are committed to learning more about the craft. Students enrolled in this course will take up a summer residency in a city outside the United States that has a rich and celebrated literary history. Throughout the course, as a result of class readings, writing assignments, field trips, and, most of all, a complete immersion into an entirely new environment, students will move far beyond the boundaries of tourist experience and become practicing creative writers, creating art daily in response to readings, assignments, and the world around them. The course takes as its thesis that traveling and writing abroad fundamentally change the way one sees the world. The Roman philosopher and statesman Senecca the Younger offers a line that speaks directly to this point: "Travel and change of place import new vigor to the mind." Each piece that a student creates for this course will be a direct response to something, someone, or someplace that she observed/read while residing in her new setting. At the end of the course, each student will turn in a portfolio of polished work and present her work in a public forum.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

ENG 373 - Studies in Rhetoric & Comp
Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
Prerequisite: ENG 200 or 204 or 206 or 271

Sections of this course cover specific topics in the history of rhetoric, rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, or composition studies that are not covered in depth in other courses in the regular English curriculum. May be taken more than once under different topic subtitles.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Language Studies

ENG 374 - Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film
Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film
Prerequisite: ENG 130 or 200 or 204 or 206

Elective course for the Film Studies minor. This course will examine Hollywood films as cultural artifacts that both perpetuate and challenge normative ideas about race, ethnicity, gender and related concerns.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
New Media Text & Context

ENG 375 - Language Acquisition Yng Child
Language Acquisition In Young Children
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Study of the development of first and second language (L1 and L2) in young children (birth through puberty). Includes infants' ability at birth, pre-linguistic development, the first words, and phonological, syntactic, and semantic development. Study of the major issues in L1 and L2 acquisition theory, such as critical period hypothesis. Comparison of various theoretical models of acquisition theory, such as the critical period hypothesis. Comparison of various theoretical models of acquisition for L1 and L2. Consideration of social and cultural factors affecting language acquisitions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

ENG 376 - Adv Forms Theory Practice CrWr
Advanced Forms, Theory, and Practice in Creative Writing
Prereqisite: ENG 205

This course will provide an advanced, in-depth consideration of the theory and practice of creative writing through the exploration of a special topic (such as the novel in stories or the unreliable narrator). Subjects will be determined by instructor interest and expertise. Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with and adept at analyzing and composing within the genre. Topic changes each time course is offered. May be repeated with different sub-title, up to six credits.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

ENG 380 - Creative Nonfiction
Creative Nonfiction Writing The Private And Public "I"
Prerequisite: ENG 100 or 100P, ENG 200 or equivalent

Participants explore several creative nonfiction genres: memoirs, nature writing, travelogues, cultural criticism, personal essay, and literary journalism. Readings include contemporary creative nonfiction works and related rhetorical theories. Writing consists of student-produced creative nonfiction, analytical writing on non-fiction prose and theory, and peer commentary on students' writing from course writing workshops.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
English Language Studies

ENG 381 - Advanced Fiction Workshop
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Prerequisite: ENG 301

This is a rigorous, nurturing fiction workshop for serious student fiction writers who have completed at least one course in fiction writing at the introductory level and who are comfortable writing full-length stories. In addition to writing their own stories, students should expect to focus on becoming better critics both of their own work and that of their peers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

ENG 382 - Advanced Poetry Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Prerequisite: ENG 302

This is a rigorous, nurturing poetry workshop for serious student poets who have completed at least one course in writing of poetry at the introductory level and who are confortable writing full-length poems of varying structures. In addition to writing their own poems, students should expect to focus on becoming better critics both of their own work and that of their peers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

ENG 383 - Literary Publishing
Literary Publishing
Prerequisiste: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-Level Literature Course

This course presents an overview of the entire literary publishing process. In workshops that simulate today's various types of magazines and book publishing houses, students will learn to read as editors and evaluate manuscripts, copy edit, proofread, and write copy for jackets, catalogs, and ads. Related areas to be covered include publishing history, negotiating with authors, agents, sub-rights, marketing, publicity, and distribution.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Online, Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
New Media English Conc

ENG 393 - Chicana and Latinx Rhetorics
Chicana and Latinx Rhetoric
Prerequisite: ENG 100 or 100P

This course focuses on the Chicana and the Latinx speakers, leaders, activists, scholars and critics crucial to the evolution of United States society, politics, and culture, yet often left silent in our histories. The timeline for this course begins at the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1948 to present day and as we move through this timeline, we will also move spatially along and across the U.S./Mexico border, through the Southwest, into the Midwest and both East and West Coast, exploring the diasporas of Latinx peoples in the United States. This course also has an optional Global Field Course component that takes place in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area of New Mexico. During our week studying in NM, we will visit ancient indigenour sites, explore the art and food cultures of the Southwest, and meet with Chicana and Chicano Stdies students and professors at the University of New Mexico, and take part in nature and urban hikes.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 399 - The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
Prerequisites: None

An in-depth discussion of the The Lord of the Rings and its impact on culture in the 20th century and beyond. The course will look at the 3-volume text; additional materials by Tolkien, such as The Hobbit and other writings; adapted versions of the work, especially the latest film version directed by Peter Jackson; and literary and cultural criticism.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 3XX - English Elective
English Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ENG 420 - Seminar American Civilization
Seminar In American Civilization
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

An advanced study assuming general familiarity with American history and literature and requiring interdisciplinary research.

Note: Does not meet the English major seminar requirement.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

ENG 461 - Capstone Seminar I
Capstone Seminar I
Prerequisite: 21 credits ENG beyond ENG 100/100P and ENG 202 and TWO of the following: ENG 203, 204, 205 and 2 ENG 300 + level courses.

This is the first course in a two-semester capstone sequence. Students will build on their previous coursework in the major, delving more deeply into current and critical thinking in a focused area of study. Such work serves as preparation for students' independent inquiry and/or artistic creation in ENG 462. Topic varies by instructor.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

ENG 462 - Capstone Seminar II
Capstone Seminar II
Prerequisite: ENG 461; Stage 2 Writing Requirement; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

This is the second course in a two-semester capstone sequence. Students will build on the foundations laid in ENG 461 to complete a project of substantial scope. In doing so, they will carry out independent research, conceive of questions to pursue, and engage with other relevant voices in keeping with the conventions of the discipline. Students will reflect on their independent inquiry or artistic creation in the context of their liberal arts education as a whole.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

ENG 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study

Research and writing in an appropriate topic with a member of the department. Project plan and written permission required.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

English Department

ENG 481 - IS in Writing for Publication
LAW Independent Study in Writing for Publication
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, Chair, and Dean.

An advanced independent study that focuses on the creation and marketing of publishable fiction, poetry, essays, academic scholarship, or other genres according to the specifications and conventions of the field. Offered by instructor permission to students who have completed a related writing or genre course and shown aptitude for writing professionally. Faculty and students will collaborate to create an outline of work to be completed according to the core objectives for all Liberal Arts Work Creative Activity courses.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

English Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

ENG 485 - English Honors Thesis
English Honors Thesis
Prerequisites: Seminars and Admission to the Honors Program.

Honor students will research, write and present a thesis in which they either expand their seminar paper or write about a special topic. Project and written permission required.

2.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

English Department

ENG 487 - Graduate School Portfolio Prep
Graduate School Portfolio Preparation
Prereq: Permission of Instructor and Dept. Chair

This course is designed for those students interested in academic writing in future graduate/professional school. Students will familiarize themselves with the genres, writing standards, and admission process for those fields.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

ENG 491 - Intern in the Writing Center
Internship in the Writing Center
Pre or Corequisite: ENG 275 and permission of Instructor, Chair, and Dean

This internship provides Writing Center tutors with academic credit for their tutoring experience.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

English Department

ENG 492 - Intern in College Writing Plus
Internship in College Writing Plus
Pre or Corequisite: ENG 275 and permission of Instructor, Chair, and Dean

This internship provides tutors in ENG 100P, College Writing Plus, with academic credit for their tutoring experience.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

English Department

ENG 493 - Teaching Assistant in Writing
Teaching Assistantship in Writing

A Teaching Assistant works with an English professor in a specified course. The TA's primary responsibility is to work with students in the course to improve their writing. ENG 275, Tutoring Writing, is recommended (but not required) either prior to or while beginning to tutor.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

English Department

ENG 494 - Internship In College English
Internship In College English
Interns assist instructors in various courses.
By invitation only.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

English Department

ENG 495 - Internship Writing/Editing
Internship In Writing And Editing


1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

English Department

ENG 499 - Directed Research
Directed Research
Prerequisites: Stage 2 Writing Intensive Course
This course allows students to develop and complete a significant scholarly and/or creative project, applying and expanding upon knowledge and critical perspectives developed through previous coursework in their English or New Media Studies (English Concentration) major. Students will work individually, guided by an English department faculty member. When a suitable number of students are enrolled in this course at the same time, they may also participate in a discussion/workshop group to support them through the process of conceiving and completing their individual project.

3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Directed Research

English Department

Course Attributes:
New Media English Conc, LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

ENG 4XX - English Elective
English Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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