English Courses

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (ENGL)
(Textbook Information)

ENGL 1101   Rhetoric and Composition I.
(3) every fall and spring
Introduction to expository writing, emphasizing the essay form, the writing process, and rhetorical modes of thesis development. Some students may be invited to join an honors section of ENGL 1101.
Prerequisite to all higher-numbered English courses

ENGL 1102   Rhetoric and Composition II.
(3) every fall and spring
Introduction to critical thinking and writing about literature, emphasizing reading strategies, analytic writing, research techniques, and modes of documentation. Some students may be invited to join an honors section of ENGL 1102.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101
Prerequisite to all higher-numbered English courses

ENGL 2200   Introduction to Literary Studies.
(1) every fall
Required of all English majors . Introduces students to the academic discipline of English. Focuses on critical issues (past and present) involved in literary studies. This course is a prerequisite (for English majors) for any 3000- or 4000-level course. This course does not count toward a minor in English.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 & 1102.

ENGL 2204   British Literature I.
(3) Fall 2012 (every other fall)
A survey of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the eighteenth century. Short critical essays required, at least one with documentation.

ENGL 2205   British Literature II.
(3) Spring 2013 (every other spring)
A survey of British literature from the Romantics through the Modern/Postmodern period. Short critical essays required, at least one with documentation.

ENGL 2206   American Literature I.
(3) Fall 2013 (every other fall)
A survey of American Literature from the Colonial period through American Romanticism. Short critical essays required, at least one with documentation.

ENGL 2207   American Literature II.
(3) Spring 2014 (every other spring)
A survey of American literature from Realism and Naturalism through the Modern/Postmodern period. Short critical essays required, at least one with documentation.

ENGL 2210   Introduction to Peer Tutoring.
(3) in rotation
This course prepares undergraduates to work as peer tutors in a writing center. Students will practice tutoring as they learn about reading and responding to the writing of others.
Students from all majors, as well as undeclared majors, are encouraged to enroll.
Prerequisites : ENGL 1101 & 1102 and permission of the instructor

ENGL 2212    Rhetorical Theory.
(3) in rotation
This course introduces undergraduates to the theory that informs the modern practice of teaching composition. Fundamentals of persuasion and human communication are presented as well.
Prerequisites : ENGL 1101 & 1102

ENGL 2215   Writing About Film.
(3) in rotation
This course focuses on the critical viewing of film with critical writing in several modes.
Prerequisites : ENGL 1101 & 1102

Prerequisite to 3000-level or 4000-level courses:
ENGL 1101, 1102, and for English majors, ENGL 2200

ENGL 3300   History of the English Language.
(3) Fall 2013
Introduction to principles of linguistics; a survey of the origins and development of English, and a study of its structure.

ENGL 3302   Advanced Grammar.
(3) Spring 2013
A survey of the basic logic and grammatical structure of English, from morpheme to word, phrase and clause, to sentence.

ENGL 3303   Advanced Composition.
(3) Fall 2013
This course is open to all students, regardless of major, who are interested in producing nonfiction prose that is exemplary for its clarity and finesse. Providing each other with feedback in classroom workshops, students write an interview; a critique of the fine arts; a humor piece; a travel piece; a piece on science, technology, or sports; and a memoir.

ENGL 3306   Creative Writing Workshop (poetry).
(3) Spring 2013
An advanced course in imaginative writing. Professional models studied, but student writing is emphasized.

ENGL 3308   Creative Writing Workshop (fiction). (3) Spring 2014
An advanced course in imaginative writing. Professional models studied, but student writing is emphasized.

ENGL 3310   Art of Argumentation.
(3) Spring 2013
This course presents the fundamentals of effective persuasion, including the three appeals (logical, emotional, ethical), logical fallacies, inductive and deductive reasoning, and evaluation of evidence. Students from all majors, as well as undeclared majors, are encouraged to enroll.

ENGL 3315   Readings in Literary Journalism.
(3) in rotation
This course consists of a survey of literary journalism, a form of creative nonfiction that blends elements of fictional narrative and factual reporting.

ENGL 3320   Medieval Literature.
(3) in rotation
A survey, mostly in Middle English, of English literature to about 1500.

ENGL 3330   Renaissance Literature.
(3) in rotation
Renaissance English literature to about 1675, excluding Shakespeare.

ENGL 3335   Development of Drama.
(3) in rotation
An examination of the development of drama, excluding Shakespeare, from its beginnings up through the 18th century.

ENGL 3340   Enlightenment Literature.
(3) in rotation
Selected Restoration, Neoclassical, and Pre-Romantic English literature, excluding the novel.

ENGL 3345   The Rise of the Novel.
(3) in rotation
A study of the rise of the novel with an emphasis on selected works of the late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century, including novels in translation.

ENGL 3350   English Romanticism.
(3) Spring 2014
A study of selected major nineteenth-century British prose and poetry, with emphasis on lyric verse.

ENGL 3355   The Nineteenth-Century Novel.
(3) in rotation
A study of the selected 19th century novels, including novels in translation.

ENGL 3360   Victorian Literature.
(3) in rotation
A study of selected major Victorian prose and poetry, with emphasis on Tennyson, Browning, and the Pre-Raphaelites.

ENGL 3375   American Romanticism.
(3) in rotation
Major American Romantic writers of the United States through Whitman and Dickinson.

ENGL 3380   American Realism and Naturalism.
(3) Fall 2012
Major American writers of the Realistic and Naturalistic movements in the United States.

ENGL 3385   Southern Literature.
(3) Spring 2013
A study of major Southern writers from about 1815 to the present.

ENGL 3390   Modern & Contemporary American Literature.
(3) in rotation
A study of major American writers from 1900 to the present.

ENGL 4400   Contemporary Literary Theory.  
(3) Fall 2012
A survey of theoretical interpretive traditions of the 20th and 21st centuries.

ENGL 4410   Chaucer.
(3) Fall 2013
A survey of Chaucer's work. Consideration will also be given to Chaucerian influence and criticism.

ENGL 4420   Shakespeare.
(3) in rotation
The development of Shakespeare's art, as reflected in selected individual plays or groups of plays.

ENGL 4430   Milton.
(3) in rotation
Selected poetry and prose of Milton.

ENGL 4440   Modern & Contemporary Fiction.
(3) in rotation
A study of selected contemporary fiction writers and their novels or short stories, including works in translation.

ENGL 4450   Modern & Contemporary Poetry.
(3) in rotation
A study of selected contemporary poets and their poems, including works in translation.

ENGL 4460   Modern & Contemporary Drama.
(3) in rotation
A study of contemporary playwrights and their plays, including works in translation.

ENGL 4470   Single Author or Special Topic.
(3) Fall 2012
A course providing an in-depth study of a single author or a special topic in language or literature. For Fall 2012: the work of Samuel Beckett.

ENGL 4495   Senior Thesis and Presentation.
(3) every spring
English majors will write and present orally an original research project based on a significant topic in language or literature. Required of all English majors .
Prerequisite: Senior standing.

ENGL 4496   Internship.
(1-3)  on demand
An opportunity for students to gain added experience and insight in approved off-campus settings. The internship cannot be counted as one of the courses required for the major or minor in English.
Prerequisites: Consent of the supervising instructor, the Department Chair, and
the Career Development Center.

ENGL 4499   Independent Study/Research.
(3) on demand
This is an opportunity for students to conduct an individual, in-depth exploration of an area in literature, writing, or theory.
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Provost.