Class Schedule - Spring 2020

ENGL 402 - Descriptive English Grammar

An introduction to English linguistics with emphasis on the phonetic, syntactic, and semantic structures of English; language variation, standardization, and change; language legislation and linguistic rights; English as a world language; and the study of language in American schools. Same as BTW 402. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

ENGL 404 - Engl Grammar for ESL Teachers

Same as EIL 422. See EIL 422.

ENGL 418 - Shakespeare

Survey of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Reading assignments will reflect the generic diversity and historical breadth of Shakespeare's work. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 423 - Milton

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 429 - Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Focused study of British and Anglophone fiction in the eighteenth century. Authors may include Defoe, Swift, Haywood, Fielding, Richardson, Sterne, Burney, Walpole, Radcliffe, and others. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 431 - Topics in British Romantic Literature

Focused study of British literature between roughly 1785 and 1832. Authors may include Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Austen and others. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 460 - Literature of American Minorities

Advanced topics seminar exploring literary expressions of minority experience in America. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary; Graduate students may repeat if topics vary. Graduate students may repeat as topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 462 - Topics in Modern Fiction

Advanced seminar devoted to topics in British, American, and Anglophone fiction from approximately 1800 to the present day. Continental fiction in English translation may occasionally be considered. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary. May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 467 - Multimedia Environmental Communications

Same as ESE 467. See ESE 467.

ENGL 475 - Literature and Other Disciplines

Advanced topics seminar exploring the intersection of literary study and other scholarly disciplines. The disciplines students study vary each term, but past courses have examined connections between literature and psychology, forensic science, environmental studies, and the law. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary; Graduate students may repeat if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 481 - Composition Theory and Practice

Study of the history and theory of written composition. This course explores basic rhetorical principles, various theoretical perspectives in the field of composition/rhetoric, and helps students form practical approaches to the guidance of, response to, and structuring of student writing. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 498 - Environmental Writing for Publication

Same as ESE 498. See ESE 498.

ENGL 504 - Theories of Cinema

Same as CWL 504 and MACS 504. See MACS 504.

ENGL 514 - Seminar in Medieval Literature

Intensive study of selected texts, genres, themes, or theoretical issues in medieval British literature (usually focusing on either Old English or Middle English texts), or of scholarly methods in medieval studies (such as editing, paleography, or bibliography and methods of historical research). Same as MDVL 514. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of medieval studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 527 - Seminar in 18th C Literature

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of eighteenth-century studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 547 - Seminar Earlier American Lit

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One college course devoted entirely to an aspect of American studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 559 - Seminar Afro-American Lit

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One college course devoted entirely to an aspect of American literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 563 - Seminar Themes and Movements

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of graduate study of literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 564 - Seminar Lit Modes and Genres

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of graduate study of literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 578 - Seminar Lit &Other Disciplines

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of graduate study of literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 582 - Topics Research and Writing

Focuses on the diverse research paradigms that are often employed in the study of writing processes. Topics will vary each term. Examines past and current writing research in the topic area with an emphasis on the critical examination of research designs and the influence of epistemologies on the interpretation of data. Same as CI 565. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 584 - Topics Discourse and Writing

Focuses on the modes of inquiry central to writing research. The course topic will vary each term and may address such issues as cognitive research and writing, ethnographic research and writing, and discourse analysis and writing. Same as CI 569. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 586 - Topics in Digital Studies

Inquiry into theory and research in one or more areas of digital scholarship, including new media studies, digital humanities, social media studies, and/or critical code studies. Same as CI 586. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in separate terms up to 8 hours, if topics vary.

ENGL 591 - Research in Special Topics

Independent study under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.

ENGL 593 - Professional Seminar in College Teaching

Seminar on undergraduate pedagogy for new graduate instructors. Individual sections will focus on the teaching of film, literature, or rhetoric. 0 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated by PhD students to a maximum of 8 hours as topics vary. Credit is not given for more than 8 hours, but course may be repeated for no credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Department of English or consent of instructor. Students needing the proseminar for their programs will be given priority enrollment.

ENGL 599 - Thesis Research

Guidance in writing theses for doctoral degrees. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated up to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Doctoral candidate standing.