Class Schedule - Spring 2021

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 423 - Milton

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 442 - Contemporary British and Irish Literature

This course considers how the unresolved problems of the past continue to haunt the literature of contemporary Britain, Ireland, and the postcolonial Anglophone world. These "returns of the repressed" range from personal traumas and difficult truths that have not been fully processed to groups of people who have suffered systematic inequality and violence. The texts we will read in ENGL 442 address the traumatic collapse of the post-war British empire, focusing not only on Britain's uneasy relationship to immigrants and postcolonial subjects but also on shifting gender roles, changing conceptions of sexual identity, and anxieties about literature's continued relevance in the context of new media. Readings may include works by Pat Barker, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Tom McCarthy, Angela Carter, and Jeanette Winterson. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 451 - American Literature in the Age of Modernism

American literature in the age of Modernism includes some of the most influential and provocative writing in the nation's history. American writers responded to a series of upheavals including changing gender and race relations, World War I, the "Roaring Twenties," and the Great Depression by pursuing both boundary-breaking themes and revolutionary experiments in form. Readings will include a generous selection from such writers as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Frost, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, William Faulkner, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Dashiell Hammett, D'Arcy McNickle, Carson McCullers, and many others. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 455 - Major Authors

Intensive study of the work of one or two major authors. 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 459 - Topics in American Indian Lit

Same as AIS 459. See AIS 459.

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 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 482 - Writing Technologies

Examines the relationship of computer technology to the larger field of writing studies. Topics include a historical overview of computers and other writing technologies; current instructional practices and their relation to various writing theories; research on word processing, computer-mediated communication, and hypermedia; and the computer as a research tool. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. Students must have a basic knowledge of word processing.

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 537 - Seminar Victorian Lit

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of Victorian 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 581 - Seminar Literary Theory

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to criticism 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 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.