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    Spring 2014 Course Descriptions (PDF)

    Fall 2014 Course Descriptions (PDF)

     

    Note: ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1200H is a prerequisite for all ENGL courses.
    Details regarding the distribution of courses for each of the five concentrations above are available on the department Web site and the department Major Fact Sheets.

    Introductory Courses

    ENGL 1100 Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
    Introduction to academic argument and the thesis/claim/evidence form of essay writing, including thesis development, writing process and revision, analytical and research methods.

    ENGL 1200H Freshman Honors Seminar (3 credits)
    Introduction to academic argument and the thesis/claim/evidence form of essay writing, including thesis development, writing process and revision, analytical and research methods.  This course is open only to Distinguished Scholars, who substitute it for Composition and Rhetoric. Three hours of lecture plus conferences.

    ENGL 1300 Advanced Exposition (3 credits)
    Course will build on the basic principles and practices of the academic essay presented in Composition and Rhetoric by introducing students to the variety of forms of academic argument, analysis and exposition. This course is a prerequisite for ENGL 4000.

    ENGL 1400 Technical Writing and Editing (3 credits)
    This course focuses on how to write and edit different types of technical documents for clarity, consistency, cohesiveness, and correctness.

    ENGL 1500 Media Studies (3 credits)
    This course defines “media” broadly as including oral, print, photographic, broadcast, cinematic, and digital cultural forms and practices. The course looks at the nature of communication, the transformation from consumers into producers, the functions of media, and the institutions that help define media’s place in society.

    ENGL 1501 News Writing and Reporting (3 credits)
    Fundamentals of journalism, featuring news writing skills and reporting techniques

    ENGL 1502 Feature Writing (3 credits)
    Focuses on the skills and techniques to write articles or stories for newspapers, magazines or news websites.

    ENGL 1503 Columns and Editorials (3 credits)
    Advanced writing seminar. Focuses on the skills and techniques of writing unsigned editorials and signed columns for newspapers, magazines, and Web-based publications.

    ENGL 1520 Broadcast Journalism (3 credits)
    Focuses on the skills and techniques to report, produce, and deliver news for radio and/or TV and/or other broadcast media. 

    ENGL 1530 New Media: News Reporting (3 credits)
    Introduction to nontraditional careers in new media with emphasis on developing the skills needed for Internet and television news story development. Students learn how to develop stories from research to writing and how to develop a Web site.

    ENGL 1550 Introduction to Mass Communications (3 credits)
    Historical development of various media and the impact of mass communications on society; legal and ethical issues involving the media; survey of print and electronic media in regard to style and technique; contemporary trends in the mass media.

    ENGL 1560 The Professional Critic: Reviewing (3 credits)
    Writing reviews of films, plays, restaurants, etc., for the broadcast and print media

    ENGL 1570 Publishing: Book Editing (3 credits)
    A practical approach to the editor’s role in the publishing process. Students gain experience in evaluating and editing manuscripts.

    ENGL 1600 Advertising Copywriting (3 credits)
    Writing copy for various kinds of promotional materials.

    ENGL 1610 Advanced Advertising Copywriting (3 credits)
    Advanced work in writing copy, leading to a Portfolio.

    ENGL 1650 Public Relations (3 credits)
    Fundamentals and techniques of public relations in both business and nonprofit organizations; practical project evaluation and experience.

    ENGL 1651 Developing Effective Messages (3 credits)
    Advanced course in forms of publicity writing and oral presentation. Emphasis on effective messages.

    ENGL 1720-28 Topics in Communications (3 credits)
    Topics Vary.

    ENGL 1790-98 Internships (1–3 credits depending on hours devoted)
    Apprenticeships in media and communications, under supervision, in recognized professional offices: graphic arts; editing; audiovisual media technology; photography; public relations; advertising; newspapers; magazines; radio programming and continuity; network and cable television; book publishing. May not replace a course. 100 hours per credit up to three credits. See Chair for details.

    ENGL 1800 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits )
    A creative writing course that introduces students to multiple genres. Presupposes no prior experience with college-level creative writing. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to other creative writing classes, and they are required to take it before taking an advanced creative writing class. Open to all, though individual professors may alter the class and its requirements for students in the creative writing concentration.

    ENGL 1801 Writing Fiction (3 credits)
    A creative writing course introducing students to the writing of fiction. Students read examples from short stories and novels, learn about the elements of plot, character development and setting, and write and revise their own stories.  Set up as a writing workshop, the course enables students to regularly share their work with their teacher and their peers.

    ENGL 1802 Writing Creative Nonfiction (3 credits)
    A creative writing course introducing students to the writing of creative nonfiction. Students read examples of the essay from a range of time periods and write and revise their own. Set up as a writing workshop, the course enables students to regularly share their work with their teacher and their peers.

    ENGL 1803 Writing Children’s Literature (3 credits)
    A creative writing course that introduces students to the writing of children’s and young adult literature. Students read examples from short stories and novels, learn about the elements of plot, character development, setting and audience, and write and revise their own stories.  Set up as a writing workshop, the course enables students to regularly share their work with teacher and peers.

    ENGL 1804 Writing Poetry (3 credits)
    Introduction to poetry writing, workshop critique and revision.

    ENGL 1805 Reading and Writing Poetry (3 credits)
    Through discussion, written analysis and creative writing exercises, this course explores poetry from various perspectives, stressing elements such as imagery, metaphor, voice, and musicality, including both traditional and modern approaches to poetic form. 

    ENGL 1811 Writing for Television (3 credits)
    Students will learn about the craft of television writing through analysis of existing shows and by writing an episode. Discussion and critique workshop.

    ENGL 1812 Screenwriting (3 credits)
    The course teaches the process of learning to apply one’s vision to a cinematic medium within a specific story genre.  Topics: dramatic subject matter; developing the scene; plot construction; creating and developing characters; dialogue; writing subtext and subplots; how to market and sell a script.

    ENGL 1815 Writing Women’s Lives (3 credits)
    A seminar in memoir writing, developing narrative techniques that convey how the self is reinvented and refined through experience. Topics include the self and its roots, the self and community, growth, and coming of age. 

    ENGL 1920 Topics in Creative Writing (3 credits)
    Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.

    ENGL 1930 Advanced Creative Writing Tutorial (1-3 credits)
    Weekly one-to-one meetings for advanced creative writing students with demonstrated ability to work on writing independently.  Reading and writing assignments designed around student interests.  Genres vary.

    ENGL 1932 One Week Creative Writing Seminar (1 credit)
    A week long creative-writing seminar with a visiting professor. Genres vary. May be repeated for credit.

    ENGL 2000 Gateway to Reading (3 credits)
    Who decides what texts mean? Are some interpretations better than others? Does the author’s intention matter? How does language work? In this foundational course, we will study texts of the cultures around us, as well as literature. Required for the English Major and Minor.

    ENGL 2001 Culture and Power: From Classical Troy to the Renaissance (3 credits)
    Follows the theme of the ‘transfer of learning,’ and hence, of power from classical Greece and Rome to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Authors may include Virgil, Chrétien de Troyes, Dante, Shakespeare, Spenser, and Ariosto—all available in translation.

    ENGL 2003 Survey of British Literature I (3 credits)
    History of British literature and culture focusing on major works from the earliest literature through Donne.

    ENGL 2004 Survey of British Literature II (3 credits)
    History of British literature and culture focusing on major works from Milton through 1870.

    ENGL 2005 Survey of British Literature III (3 credits)
    History of British literature and culture from 1879 to the present.

    ENGL 2006 Survey of American Literature I (3 credits)
    Development of American literature through 1870.

    ENGL 2007 Survey of American Literature II (3 credits) 
    Development of American literature, 1870 to the present.

    ENGL 2008 Masterpieces of Western Literature (formerly called Masterpieces of World Literature I) (3 credits)
    Survey of literary, historical, and philosophical imagination with emphasis on Greek and Roman literature.

    ENGL 2009 From Tradition to Modernity: How the West Became Secular (formerly called Masterpieces of World Literature II) (3 credits)
    A survey studying how the four pillars of the truth—Revelations, Scripture, Tradition, and Authority—were replaced by Experimentation, Quantification, Individualism, and Egalitarianism. 

    ENGL 2060 Women in Medieval Literature (3 credits)
    Explores the depiction of women in poetry and prose written by men and women from the 12th through the 15th centuries. Particularly considers literary debates about women’s natures, as well as individual examples of saintly and sinful women.

    ENGL 2200 The Enlightenment (3 credits)
    Intensive study of the application of the recently introduced scientific method (i.e. empiricism and experimentation instead of revelation, scripture, tradition, and authority) to all non-scientific disciplines. Selections from such notables as Locke, Swift, Voltaire, Diderot, Hume, Gibbon, Adam Smith, Montesquieu, Rousseau.

    ENGL 2249 Public Discourse in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century British Prose (3 credits)
    Examines the rise of the reading public and of public discourse about particular topics in relation to print journalism, periodicals, and other forms of prose.

    ENGL 2255 The Romantic Vision (3 credits)
    An examination of characteristic, influential, and significant works by British authors including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats, and at least one representative novelist.  Focuses on the Romantic period, but includes context of earlier or later literature.

    ENGL 2510 American Literature and Culture (3 credits)
    This course asks you to think about literary texts as engaging with their culture. Drawing upon both literary texts and other kinds of cultural documents (for example: film, photographs, newspapers), you will look at American literature in a cultural context and explore the way literary texts and “nonliterary” texts can speak to one another. The topic will change depending on the instructor.

    ENGL 2520 Literature and Culture of the Roaring Twenties (then and now) (3 credits)
    A detailed examination of the cultural history of American in the 1920s. Explores concepts such as the “Jazz Age,” “The Lost Generation,” and the idea of modernity in relation to a variety of media, including film, novels, poetry, history, and music.

    ENGL 2580 American Jewish Literature (3 credits)
    Literature by Jewish writers in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present.  Focuses on how these authors describe immigration and Americanization, explore the conflicts between tradition and modernity, portray the Jewish family, deal with the legacy of the Holocaust, conceive of Jewish self-identity, and negotiate Jewish stereotypes.  Authors include Abraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, Henry Roth, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Philip Roth, Bernard  Malamud, Saul Bellow, Tillie Olsen, Grace Paley, Woody Allen, and Wendy Wasserstein

    ENGL 2590 African American Literature (3 credits)
    The course offers an overview of literature written by African Americans from the mid-19th century to the present.  Readings include works of autobiography, fiction, poetry, and non-fiction by: Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King Jr, Rita Dove, and Toni Morrison.

    ENGL 2600-2602 Topics in Historical Approaches to Literature (3 credits)
    May be repeated since the subject matter varies from term to term.

    ENGL 2642 Narrative Poetry: Life, Death, and other Stories (3 credits)
    Introduces fundamentals of narrative and poetic analysis through three units: poems that use narrative to explore the tension between life and art; Holocaust and “confessional” poems that represent traumatic suffering; and narrative poems examining the myth and reality of America.

    ENGL 2653 Romantic and Victorian Poetry (3 credits)
    The course addresses the formal innovations of Romantic and Victorian poetry in Nineteenth-Century England and pays special attention to the construction of the Lyric “I.”  .

    ENGL 2654 Victorian Literature and Culture (3 credits)
    Poets, essayists, and novelists of the 1830-1880’s in relation to the social and intellectual milieu, including Dickens, Eliot, Browning, Tennyson, Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites, and less well-known writers.

    ENGL 2670 Introduction to Drama (3 credits)
    This course will introduce students to basic elements of dramatic form such as plot, character, dialogue, and thought, and to various aspects of theatrical performance.  Students will read examples of different types of plays from several time periods and countries.

    ENGL 2679 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Drama (3 credits)
    An introduction to various modes of drama popular from the Restoration through the late eighteenth century.

    ENGL 2700 Introduction to Film (3 credits)
    Studies how meaning is produced in cinema and teaches how to analyze a diverse range of filmmaking practices. Covers key concepts and theories of cinema as an aesthetic medium and as a social practice.

    ENGL 2740 Classic Modern Novels (3 credits)
    Intensive study of five landmark novels, some in translation, by authors who have explored new territory in modern fiction.

    ENGL 2770 Introduction to the Essay (3 credits)
    This course treats a range of essay forms and considers some of the standard rhetorical devices used in writing nonfiction: persuasion, comparison and narration. We begin by reading classic essays by Montaigne, Daniel Defoe, and Samuel Johnson and end with a selection of literary non-fiction works by writers like Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, Tom Wolfe and John McPhee. In the course, you will be expected to write several short imitation essays in the style of an author we read. Your final project will be to craft, in several drafts, a long essay of your own.

    ENGL 2779 Fact and Fiction: American Literary Nonfiction (3 credits)
    The development since World War II of alternative forms of journalism in America literary nonfiction, new journalism, personal journalism, the nonfiction novel. Considers why some journalists in the 20th century intentionally have departed from standard practices valued by mainstream journalists, forgoing the objective stance to include their own involvement in the story. Connection between form and subject matter and what makes a piece of journalism. Authors include Capote, Agee, Hersey, McCarthy, Mitchell and Ross as well as more contemporary writers.

    ENGL 2791 Children’s Literature and Literary Children (3 credits)
    A study of children's literature focusing on fantasies for children ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter; the second half of the course explores adult novels about children ranging from Dickens to contemporary writers.

    ENGL 2792 Comedy and Satire (3 credits)
    Theories of and studies in comedy and satire, from their classical roots through the present. Authors covered may range from Aristophanes to Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert.

    ENGL 2793 Fiction and Film: A Translation (3 credits)
    Translating the language of literature into the language of film. A study of 19th¬ and 20th ¬century literature in a contemporary visual context. Writers may include Austen, Dickens, Hardy, James, Wharton, and Forster.

    ENGL 2795 Magic Realism and Literature of the Uncanny (3 credits)
    Intensive study of five landmark novels, some in translation, by authors including Franz Kafka, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others. Focuses on work that explores new territory in modern fiction incorporating elements of fantasy, magic, and the surreal.

    ENGL 2800 Literature and Culture of the American City (3 credits)
    How writers have responded to intensifying urbanization in the United States, largely since the end of the 19th century, and the role of literature in defining a distinctly “urban“ culture or consciousness during this period. Counts toward the minor in American studies.

    ENGL 2820 Literature and the Environment (3 credits)
    Introduces central literary environmental texts and debates within the field of eco-criticism. Examines how the environment, be it natural or humanly constructed, informs our language and literature , and how literature can influence attitudes towards nature and its preservation (and/or conservation.)

    ENGL 2841 Arthurian Legends (3 credits)
    Examines the myth of King Arthur from its origin in the Middle Ages to its later retellings in Victorian and modern literature as well as in contemporary film. Studies the changing representation of Arthurian characters,  and the way this legend has been used to discuss chivalry, patriotism, romantic love, and social ideals..

    ENGL 2850 Literary London (3 credits)
    Focuses on the interrelationship between the city of London and English literary life between 1600 and 1900.  Asks how the city is represented by texts; considers how they, in turn, were shaped by the environment in which they originally were produced and/or published; evaluates modern representations of centuries-old work; and examines some of the theoretical contexts and debates that have been used to interpret the literature of London and of urban life more generally.

    ENGL 2852 Eighteenth Century British Poetry (3 credits)
    Considers the wide variety of poetry written during the period; special attention is paid to debates among writers waged in verse.

    ENGL 2880 Parents and Children (3 credits)
    The portrayal in literature of the splendors and miseries of having children; of generational conflict; of people’s changing attitudes, first as young children, then as parents of children and as middle-aged children of aging parents.

    ENGL 2900 Women, Culture, and Society in the Modern World (3 credits)
     An interdisciplinary course examining the changing historical, cultural, and literary concepts of “women,” focusing on England and America in the 19th and 20th centuries. Utilizes a topical approach to explore women’s lives through important literary sources, historical documents, and scholarly materials. May be used to fulfill requirements for minor in Women’s Studies.

    ENGL 2901 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
    This course introduces some of the issues and debates that characterize “Women’s Studies.” Women’s Studies itself is an academic discipline that grew out of the 20th century women’s movement. It draws on many different disciplines in the humanities and the sciences in its efforts to describe and understand women’s lives. (May be taught by faculty in other departments; required for the minor in Women’s Studies).

    ENGL 2902 Women and Literature (3 credits)
    Writings by and about women from 1800 to the present; novels, stories, poems, and nonfictional prose discussing changing attitudes toward women’s roles in education, marriage, society, etc.  May be offered in various forms: eg. American Women Writers; British Women Writers.  May include works by Jane Austen, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing, and contemporary writers. 

    ENGL 2903 Women Poets and Their Tradition (3 credits)
    May be offered in various forms: eg. American Women Poets; British Women Poets; Multicultural Women Poets, etc. The nature and development of British and American women poets. The specific tradition of women’s poetry is addressed. Major works from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    ENGL 2910 Women and Education in Britain, 1750-1920 (3 credits)
    A look at the issues of women and education in 18th- and 19th-century Britain. Focuses on the interrelationship between debates about women’s nature and roles and fictional representation of women’s education (in all its guises).

    ENGL 2920-22 Topics in Literature: Introductory Level (3 credits)
    May be repeated since subject matter varies from term to term.

    ENGL 2926 Myth and Folklore (3 credits)
    An introduction to Greek, Roman, and Scandinavian mythologies and their function in works of literature ranging from Homer to Tolkien; the course includes a study of the classic fairy tales and their folkloric elements.

    ENGL 2936 Monstrous Imaginations: Ghosts, Witches, Werewolves, Oh My!  (3 credits)
    A study of literary representations of the monstrous "other" in its various guises across a range of texts, periods, and genres. May combine psychoanalytic and sociological approaches to the "monster" with literary analysis. Readings may begin with classical and medieval monster stories (in translation) and end with contemporary stories such as Rowling's Harry Potter or Meyer's Twilight series.

    ENGL 2960 Representations of the Holocaust (3 credits)
    Studies twentieth and twenty-first century shapings of the meanings of the Shoah through specific disciplines, discourses, institutions and media which may  include: history, literature, memoir, film, museums, monuments.

    Advanced Courses

    ENGL 3050 Chaucer (3 credits)
    Major works, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales.

    ENGL 3101 Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies (3 credits)
    Consideration of the plays in the contexts of Renaissance and modern theatrical and dramatic conventions.

    ENGL 3102 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Romances (3 credits)
    Consideration of the plays in the contexts of Renaissance and modern theatrical and dramatic conventions.

    ENGL 3110 Renaissance Drama by Authors other than Shakespeare (3 credits)
    Consideration of the plays in the contexts of Renaissance and modern theatrical and dramatic conventions. Examination of writers such as Marlowe, Beaumont and Fletcher, Jonson.

    ENGL 3149 Elizabethan and Jacobean Poetry and Prose (3 credits)
    Examination of the work of writers such as More, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Donne in their historical and cultural milieu.

    ENGL 3150 Milton and 17th century Literature (3 credits)
    Studies in the metaphysical lyric, the biblical epic, the neoclassical satire, the essay. Selections from Donne, Milton, Dryden, Bacon, and others.

    ENGL 3200 Literature and Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century (3 credits)
    Poets, essayists, playwrights and novelists from 1660 to 1800 such as Dryden, Pope, Behn, Haywood, Swift, Johnson, Cowper, Fielding, Richardson, Sheridan, and Burney

    ENGL 3210 The Rise of the Novel and the Representation of the Self (3 credits)
    Asks how the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century English novel contributed to the creation of the modern character (i.e. the modern "self") by representing the subjectivity of their protagonists. Considers contemporary theories of human nature and identity and current theories about the development and structure of the novel form. 

    ENGL 3211 The Courtship Novel in England (3 credits)
    Examines the emergence of the courtship novel as a literary genre in light of cultural perceptions about courtship, marriage, and the family in England between 1660 and 1860. 

    ENGL 3351 Modernism (3 credits)
    Modernist texts in English focusing on fiction and poetry from 1900-¬1930. An intro¬duction to the intellectual and technologi¬cal backgrounds of modernism and their relationship to modernist themes in the visual arts. Writers may include Conrad, Stein, Joyce, Lawrence, Pound, Eliot, Yeats, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hurston.

    ENGL 3353 The idea of Authorship in American Literature (3 credits)
    Investigates the idea of authorship at the end of the 18th century and start of the 19th century in America. Emphasis on writing and reading as distinctive practices.

    ENGL 3600 Brave New World: Global Literature in English (3 credits)
    Contemporary writers whose linguistic and cultural roots are in West and South Africa, India, and the Caribbean. May include J. M. Coetzee, Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul, Arundhati Roy, and Louise Erdrich.

    ENGL 3601 Continental Fiction (3 credits)
    Major novels and novellas from the 17th through the 20th centuries by writers in France, Germany, Russia, Spain, and Italy. Authors include Voltaire, Goethe, Flaubert, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Mann.

    ENGL 3660 Modern Poetry (3 credits)
    Roots of such modern masters as Eliot, Pound, Frost, and Yeats, to poetry of the 21st century.

    ENGL 3669 The Art of Drama (3 credits)
    Theatrical conventions and techniques to clarify how dramatists convey meaning and hold an audience; intensive examination of selected American, English, and Continental plays.

    ENGL 3670 Modern Drama from Ibsen to the Present (3 credits)
    European, British, and American dramatists such as Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Pirandello, O’Neill, Beckett, and Ionesco.

    ENGL 3671 Tragedy
    Selected works from different periods and cultures. Emphasis on understanding the forms of tragic drama and the nature of the tragic vision of life.

    ENGL 3675 American Playwrights and Their Plays 

    Intensive study of important dramatists and theatrical movements of the 20th century. Through reading and analyzing plays and relevant theoretical and historical essays, attending performances, acting out portions of plays, and writing a research paper, students actively participate in a multidimensional examination of American playwrights such as Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, August Wilson, and Wendy Wasserstein.

    ENGL 3731 The Development of the British Novel I (3 credits)
    Traces the emergence of the novel as a literary form and provides an introduction to Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, and Austen; the novel of sentiment, the novel of sensibility, the gothic novel, and the novel of manners.

    ENGL 3732 The Development of the British Novel II (3 credits)
    Focuses on the English novel in the 19th century and may include work by the Brontës, Dickens, Eliot, Trollope, and novels of sensation by writers like Collins and Braddon.

    ENGL 3733 The Development of the British Novel III (3 credits)
    Treats twentieth-¬century experiments in fiction. Authors may include Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, Lessing, Byatt, Coetzee, and Rushdie.

    ENGL 3790 The Art of Fiction (3 credits)
    How great writers of fiction shape their audience’s responses through traditional and experimental strategies

    ENGL 3791 The American Short Story (3 credits)
    Traces the development of the American Short Story, early nineteenth century to the present.  Authors may include Nathanial Hawthorne, Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, Charles Chestnut, Katherine Anne Porter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Shirley Jackson, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, Raymond Carver, Dorothy Parker, Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie Silko.

    ENGL 3792 American Autobiography (3 credits)
    Diverse forms of personal narratives in the United States from the 16th century to the present; emphasis on the changing needs that writing autobiography has served over this period and the variety of forms that writers’ life stories have taken.

    ENGL 3920-21 Topics in Literature: Advanced Level (3 credits)
    May be repeated, since the subject matter varies from term to term.

    ENGL 3922-23 Major Authors (3 credits)
    Works by a maximum of four major authors, usually English, American, or both. This course may be repeated; subject matter varies.

    ENGL 3930 Living Writers (3 credits)
    Fiction, poetry, and/or drama by contemporary English and/or American authors.

    ENGL 3964 Vietnam War in Literature, History, and Film (3 credits)
    Students study the ways in which the Vietnam War has been recorded, interpret¬ed, and remembered from the 1960s through to the present. They are encouraged to find connections between different academic disciplines: English, history, and film studies.

    ENGL 3967-3970 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature (3 credits)
    Literature and another discipline, such as philosophy, politics, psychology,  science, or the arts. May be repeated, since the subject matter varies from term to term.

    ENGL 3971 Literature and Social Change (3 credits)
    Literary explorations with a historical or sociological slant. May focus on one of the following topics: literature and war, literature and revolution, literature of the underclass, the immigrant experience in America.

    ENGL 3990 Literary Theory and Criticism (3 credits)
    How critical theory can help readers understand particular works, the nature of literature, and the process of interpretation.

    ENGL 4000 Senior Exit Requirement (Literature) (1 credit)
    A long, original research paper of about 25-30 pp. pages or a portfolio of carefully revised papers equaling 25-30 pp. and introduced by a substantive, additional 3 page self-reflexive analysis. Each senior project is developed one-on-one under the mentorship of a faculty advisor and second reader. Prerequisite ENGL 1300.

    ENGL 4001 Senior Exit Requirement: Creative Writing Senior Portfolio (1 credit)
    Although portfolio page lengths will vary greatly depending on genres and forms included, we encourage you to aim for a minimum of 40 pages. Exceptions may be made in certain cases, and you should consult with your portfolio director for specific recommendations.

    ENGL 4002 Communications/Media Exit Project (1 credit)

    ENGL 4005 Writing Workshop for ENGL 4000 (No credit)
    This workshop will support students through the process of writing their senior exit projects, moving through identifying research questions, beginning research, synthesizing research, and putting texts into dialogue with one another. This workshop also offers past models of senior exits project to guide student progress.


     

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