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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 300-level

ENGL 301: American Literature to 1860

The poetry, nonfiction prose, and short fiction of American literature to 1860 are studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 302: American Literature from 1860 to 1914

The poetry, nonfiction prose, and short fiction of American literature from 1860 to 1914 are studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 303: The American Novel to 1914

The beginnings and the development of the American novel up to World War I.
4 credit hours

ENGL 321: Modern Poetry

Emphasis is on major contributions in British and American poetry from 1900 to midcentury.
4 credit hours

ENGL 322: Modern Drama

Focus is on the innovators of modern drama and the American, British, and European playwrights they influenced until midcentury.
4 credit hours

ENGL 323: Modern British Novel

Focus is on the twentieth-century British novel, with emphasis on its development to midcentury.
4 credit hours

ENGL 324: Literature by Women

Works by British and American women writers are studied. Included are issues of gender, tradition, and canon.
4 credit hours

ENGL 325: Literature and Film

The role of the motion picture as a major literary and social force of the twentieth century is examined. Topics include the major genres of the feature film and their relationships to other literary and visual forms.
4 credit hours

ENGL 326: Studies in African American Literature

African American literature in English is studied. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
4 credit hours

ENGL 327: Ethnic-American Literatures

Issues of race, ethnicity, and canon are explored through the study of several American literatures, such as African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American.
4 credit hours

ENGL 328: Modern American Fiction

Significant fiction from World War I to midcentury is studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 329: Contemporary American Fiction

Significant American fiction from midcentury to the present is studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 335: Studies in World Literature

Subjects are drawn from various historical periods, such as classical Greek, modern European, or contemporary African. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
4 credit hours

ENGL 336: Non-Western Literatures

Various literary genres from Asia, Africa, and other regions that might be defined as non-Western are studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 337: Topics in the Aesthetics of Film

Emphasis is on the nature of film technique, the vision of reality that distinguishes film from other creative forms, and the language of film and film criticism.
4 credit hours

ENGL 340: Contemporary Poetry

Major trends, movements, and figures from midcentury to the present are studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 342: Contemporary Drama

Landmarks in dramatic literature from midcentury to the present are analyzed. Emphasis is on American, British, and European playwrights who experiment with language and technique.
4 credit hours

ENGL 343: Recent Fiction

Significant fiction of the last twenty years, without national restriction, is studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 344: Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and a number of Chaucerís short poems are studied. All are read in the original late Middle English.
4 credit hours

ENGL 345: Shakespeare: The Histories and Comedies

The major Shakespearean histories and comedies are examined, including the theatrical, literary, and social background of Shakespeare's age.
4 credit hours

ENGL 346: Shakespeare: The Tragedies

Shakespeare's major tragedies are analyzed and the theatrical tradition to which they belong. Emphasis is on the nature of tragedy as a literary genre and the role it plays in the Shakespearean canon.
4 credit hours

ENGL 347: British Literature to 1500

Works such as Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon lyrics, the works of the Pearl Poet, Piers Plowman, and Malory's Morte D'Arthur are studied/
4 credit hours

ENGL 348: British Literature from 1500 to 1603

Readings from the English Renaissance are studied, including Spenser, Sidney, the sonneteers, the nondramatic poetry of Shakespeare, and Marlowe.
4 credit hours

ENGL 350: Topics Course in English


4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 202
ENGL 351: British Literature from 1603 to 1674

Readings include the works of Donne, the metaphysical poets, Jonson, and Milton, among others.
4 credit hours

ENGL 352: British Literature from 1660 to 1784

Readings include the works of Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson, among others.
4 credit hours

ENGL 354: British Literature from 1784 to 1832

The English romantic movement is explored through the works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
4 credit hours

ENGL 355: British Literature from 1832 to 1900

The Victorian period is studied, including Hopkins, Tennyson, Browning, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Arnold.
4 credit hours

ENGL 356: British Drama to 1642, Excluding Shakespeare

The development of British drama is traced from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the closing of the theatres in 1642. Emphasis is on major Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists other than Shakespeare.
4 credit hours

ENGL 357: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

This is a historical and critical analysis of the major dramatists in England from 1660 to 1784, including Etherege, Congreve, Gay, and Sheridan.
4 credit hours

ENGL 358: The Eighteenth-Century British Novel

The novels of such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Austen are studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 359: The Nineteenth-Century British Novel

The novels of such writers as Thackeray, C. Bronte, E. Bronte, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy are studied.
4 credit hours

ENGL 371: Advanced Creative Writing, Fiction

Students write, discuss, and revise a number of original works and study the work of established writers. This course may be repeated for credit.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 220
ENGL 372: Advanced Creative Writing, Poetry

Students write, discuss, and revise a number of poems and analyze the works of established poets. This course may be repeated for credit.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 220
ENGL 373: Advanced Creative Writing, Nonfiction Prose

Focus is on the production and revision of literary prose, which may include the nonfiction narrative, the personal essay, the prose meditation, or the autobiography. This course may be repeated for credit.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 220
ENGL 375: Shoreline Production I

Students learn the basic principles of producing a literary magazine, Shoreline, including manuscript solicitation, selection, and editing.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 220
ENGL 376: Shoreline Production II

Students learn the basic principles of producing a literary magazine, Shoreline, including copy editing, design, and distribution.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 220 and 375 (or consent of department chair)
ENGL 378: Studies in Composition

Students are introduced to the current themes and questions that animate the field of composition studies.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 202
  • or consent of department chair.
ENGL 379: Studies in Rhetoric

Students are introduced to the principles, histories, and theories of ancient and contemporary rhetoric.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ENGL 202
  • or consent of department chair.

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