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ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION

Go to class! As a discipline, English is defined by both materials and methods. While students can certainly access the materials—texts of many kinds, defined in many ways—on their own, the methods require participation in a community of scholars, which is the role of the classroom lecture and discussion. Students learn from each other as well as from faculty, and miss a significant portion of the educational experience when they miss class meetings or fail to participate in discussions. The English Department therefore affirms the importance of regular class attendance and supports penalties for non-attendance as indicated on the syllabi of individual faculty members.

Courses at the 100-level

ENGL 100: Studies in Literature

This course provides students with a rich experience of literature from a variety of periods and genres, exploring the questions of what literature is and how texts make meaning.
4 credit hours

ENGL 113: Approaches to Drama

Drama as an art form is studied through the reading, viewing and analysis of selected plays, past and present.
4 credit hours

ENGL 116: Approaches to Film and Film Criticism

Film as an art form is studied, through viewing and analyzing representative films and by reading and writing essays on the aesthetics of film.
4 credit hours

ENGL 117: Approaches to Global Literature

Literature as an art form and as an expression of diverse cultural voices is studied, including the voices of women, minorities, and non-Western authors. (Formerly Contemporary Approaches to Literature.)
3 credit hours

ENGL 120: Studies in Literature and Identity

This course provides students with a rich experience of literature from a variety of periods and genres that explores issues of identity.
4 credit hours

ENGL 121: Studies in Literature and Nation

This course provides students with a rich experience of literature from a variety of periods and genres that explores issues of nationality and nationhood.
4 credit hours

ENGL 122: Studies in Literature and the Canon

This course provides students with a rich experience of literature from a variety of periods and genres that explores canonical issues.
4 credit hours

ENGL 123: Studies in Literature and Genre

This course provides students with a rich experience of literature from a variety of periods and genres that explores generic issues.
4 credit hours

ENGL 161: Western Literature

Students examine the culture and heritage of the Western world as expressed in literature.
4 credit hours

ENGL 163: Introduction to Non-Western Literary Cultures

Various literary writings are used to introduce students to selected themes and topics in relation to the history and culture of one or more non-Western societies. Sections of this course are titled: (1) African Narrative and (2) Modern India: A Crisis of Identity and Direction.
4 credit hours

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