ENGL English

ENGL   0097   English Skills

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

Guidance and intensive practice in correcting errors with grammar and standard English. Editing for clarity and correctness, with emphasis on the student's own writing. Computer assisted learning. Open to all students-especially helpful to students taking courses that require writing.

ENGL   0098   Basic Writing Skills

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Sequence of reading and writing assignments. Writing process. Practice in correcting errors in grammar and standard English.

ENGL   0099A   Communication Skills

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to help students develop language skills necessary for entering regular college courses. Emphasizes grammar and punctuation, essays and other forms of written expression, oral participation, and reading proficiency. Because the course is developmental, a student may exit at the end of any semester by passing the course and achieving a satisfactory score on the exit examination. Audit or institutional credit only.

ENGL   0099B   Communication Skills

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to help students develop language skills necessary for entering regular college courses. Emphasizes grammar and punctuation, essays and other forms of written expression, oral participation, and reading proficiency. Because the course is developmental, a student may exit at the end of any semester by passing the course and achieving a satisfactory score on the exit examination. Audit or institutional credit only.

ENGL   0099C   Communication Skills

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to help students develop language skills necessary for entering regular college courses. Emphasizes grammar and punctuation, essays and other forms of written expression, oral participation, and reading proficiency. Because the course is developmental, a student may exit at the end of any semester by passing the course and achieving a satisfactory score on the exit examination. Audit or institutional credit only.

ENGL   0999   Support for English Composition

1 Credit Hour.   0,1 Lecture Hours.   0,2 Lab Hours.

ENGL   0999 is a corequisite support course that provides skills and additional instruction for concepts covered in ENGL   1101. The course focuses on students’ composition deficiencies and provides instruction on composition skill development, grammar and usage, MLA style, and critical reading. Students will be placed in ENGL   0999 based on their English Placement Index (EPI) score. Audit or institutional credit only.

Corequisite(s): ENGL   1101.

ENGL   1101   Composition I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   1101.

ENGL   1102   Composition II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the proficiency required by ENGL   1101, emphasizing interpretation and evaluation, and incorporating a variety of more advanced research methods.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1101 or WRIT   1101.

ENGL   2000   Ethics & Values In Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of ethical issues and human values in the context of selected literary works. Topics may include relativism and absolutism; ethical encounters with suffering; meanings and descriptions of evil; models of character and virtue; the role and relation of motivation and behavior to morality.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   1102.

ENGL   2100   Literature And Humanities

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of literature as an expression of the humanities through study of several complete works from at least two historical periods, two genres, and two cultures/countries. Includes an essay or projects involving documentation.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   1102.

ENGL   2111   World Literature I

3 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of representative works of world literature from ancient times to the end of the 17th century, with emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

ENGL   2112   World Literature II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of representative works of world literature from the mid-17th century to the present, with emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

ENGL   2121   British Literature I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of important works of British literature from the Old English period through the neo-classical age.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   2100.

ENGL   2122   British Literature II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of important works of British literature from the Romantic era to the present.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   2100.

ENGL   2131   American Literature I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of American Literature from the colonial period to the mid-19th century.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2131.

ENGL   2132   American Literature II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of American Literature from the mid-19th century to the present.

ENGL   2434   The Language of Film

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the semantics of cinema and the evolution of the film language. The course will examine technical, literary, and cultural means and aspects of communicating meaning in film.

ENGL   3090   Selected Topics in Literature

1-9 Credit Hours.   1-9 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in English.

ENGL   3110   Intro To Literary Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Vocabulary and approaches of modern literary criticism, reading and interpretation of literary texts, and the tools of literary research and writing.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   2100 or ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112.

ENGL   3141   The Bible as Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the Bible from the perspective of literary analysis, focusing on the Bible's historical, generic, and narrative contexts as well as its subsequent influence on western literature.

ENGL   3150   Mythology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the major characters, plots, and themes of mythological naratives.

ENGL   3200   Introduction to the Novel

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An exploration of the origins and development of the novel as a distinct literary form, examining the aesthetic, philosophical, and social concerns that inform selected works from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The course may focus primarily on the American or the British novel. or it may integrate the two through a specific thematic focus.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100.

ENGL   3231   Survey of African-American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of African-American literature from its beginnings to the present, focusing on important movements, genres, and themes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

ENGL   3232   The Art of Film Adaptation of Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Comparative interpretation of the differences between literature and film and the complex challenges of turning diverse narrative literature into autonomous works of cinema.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

ENGL   3300   Introduction to Dramatic Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of dramatic literature from its origins to the present, addressing the genre's unique characteristics, the development of its techniques, the range of its uses and concerns, and its major literary and theatrical practitioners.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2100.

ENGL   3350   Introduction to African American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to African-American literature from its beginnings to the present emphasizing literary, historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100 and ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112 or permission of department chair.

ENGL   3400   Introduction to Poetry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

American and/or British poetry in the context of technological developments, philosophical movements, and literary currents. Exploration of forms and themes with emphasis on prosody and interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100.

ENGL   3535   Patterns in Film and Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A comparative interpretation of themes, ideas, and patterns in selected works of narrative literature, and cinema.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

ENGL   4425   Popular Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focus on popular literary genres. Topics vary.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   2100 or ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112.

ENGL   4435   Single Author

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Devoted to the study of a single author whose work has occasioned a significant body of criticism. Students will focus on the body of the author's work and consider both historical context and critical response.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

ENGL   4630   Senior Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In this capstone course, English majors will study a discrete body of literature and conduct extensive research in literary criticism related to a specific topic. Emphasis will be on preparation, revision, and oral presentation of an original research project. Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112.

ENGL   4790   Internship

3-6 Credit Hours.   3-6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

2.5 grade point average; supervisory staff member; recommendation of the department head. Offered by special arrangement. Work and/or research, jointly supervised by sponsoring institution or organization and staff member. Six hours credit requires twenty-five hours, 3 hours credit requires fifteen hours. Repeatable up to a maximum of six credit hours.

ENGL   4890   Independent Study

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

ENGL   4910   Independent Study

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topic determined by student and professor. Transient students may enroll with approval of Dean of Arts and Sciences of AASU and the student's home college.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   2100.

ENGL   5090   Special Topics

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Special topics in English. May be repeated for additional credit when topics change.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5090G.

ENGL   5090G   Special Topics in English

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

May be repeated for additional credit when topics change. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

ENGL   5135   Teaching Literature to Middle and Secondary School Students

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course designed to introduce classroom approaches to literature to middle grades and high school teachers. It will include work with a variety of literary genres and multicultural texts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2112 and ENGL   2131 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5135G.

ENGL   5135G   Teaching Literature to Middle and Secondary School Students

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course designed to introduce classroom approaches to literature to middle grades and high school teachers. It will include work with a variety of literary genres and multicultural texts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2112 and ENGL   2131 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5135.

ENGL   5136   Medieval British Literature: 700-1450

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores the rich and varied literature of medieval Britain, the region of Europe with the earliest vernacular literary tradition. From the Old English period, students will read heroic and elegiac poetry, as well as the religious poetry and prose written after the Christian conversion of the pagan Germanic tribes. From the Middle English period after the Norman Conquest, students will read some of the earliest dramatic works in English, the powerful writings of female religious mystics, as well as a sampling of romances concerning King Arthur. All works will be read in modernized English.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5136G.

ENGL   5136G   Medieval British Literature: 700-1450

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores the rich and varied literature of medieval Britain, the region of Europe with the earliest vernacular literary tradition. From the Old English period, students will read heroic and elegiac poetry, as well as the religious poetry and prose written after the Christian conversion of the pagan Germanic tribes. From the Middle English period after the Norman Conquest, students will read some of the earliest dramatic works in English, the powerful writings of female religious mystics, as well as a sampling of romances concerning King Arthur. All works will be read in modernized English.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL 2231 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5136.

ENGL   5200   Postcolonial Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Literature and theory that emphasizes the interactions between European nations and the societies they colonized.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100 or ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5200G.

ENGL   5200G   Postcolonial Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Literature and theory that emphasizes the interactions between European nations and the societies they colonized. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5200.

ENGL   5234   Literature of the American South

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative works of Southern literature from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing their literary and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5234G.

ENGL   5234G   Literature of the American South

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative works of Southern literature from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing their literary and cultural contexts. Graduated students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2131. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5234.

ENGL   5235   Irish Literature to 1850

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative Irish poetry, prose, and drama, from Gaelic times through the Great Hunger of the 1840s. The course interrogates the four mythological cycles; the Aisling and other native literary genres; and texts reflective of British colonization. All works are in English or English translation.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5235G.

ENGL   5235G   Irish Literature to 1850

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative Irish poetry, prose, and drama, from Gaelic times through the Great Hunger of the 1840s. The course interrogates the four mythological cycles; the Aisling and other native literary genres; and texts reflective of British colonization. All works are in English or English translation. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5235.

ENGL   5236   Irish Literature since 1850

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative Irish poetry, prose, and drama since the Great Hunger of the 1840s. The course interrogates literature from the Irish Cultural Revival; the Easter Rising, War of Independence, and Civil War; the Free State; the Northern Irish Troubles; and the Celtic Tiger. All works are in English or English translation.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5236G.

ENGL   5236G   Irish Literature since 1850

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative Irish poetry, prose, and drama since the Great Hunger of the 1840s. The course interrogates literature from the Irish Cultural Revival; the Easter Rising, War of Independence, and Civil War; the Free State; the Northern Irish Troubles; and the Celtic Tiger. All works are in English or English translation. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5236.

ENGL   5238   Irish Women Writers

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of poetry, prose, and drama produced by Irish and Irish-diasporic women. The course examines female archetypes from Irish mythology; female hagiography from medieval Ireland; and the Field Day controversy. It also interrogates such literary accomplishments by Irish women as nineteenth-century Big House novels and twentieth-century neo-domestic verse.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5238G.

ENGL   5238G   Irish Women Writers

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of poetry, prose, and drama produced by Irish and Irish-diasporic women. The course examines female archetypes from Irish mythology; female hagiography from medieval Ireland; and the Field Day controversy. It also interrogates such literary accomplishments by Irish women as nineteenth-century Big House novels and twentieth-century neo-domestic verse. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5238.

ENGL   5280   Literature and the Environment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representations of the environment in literature and theory. Readings in ecological literary criticism as well as fiction and literary nonfiction from various world areas and historical periods.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5280G.

ENGL   5280G   Literature and the Environment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representations of the environment in literature and theory. Readings in ecological literary criticism as well as fiction and literary nonfiction from various world areas and historical periods. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5280.

ENGL   5315   17th and 18th Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative works in American literature from 1585 to 1800 in their literary and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5315G.

ENGL   5315G   17th and 18th Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative works in American literature from 1585 to 1800 in their literary and cultural contexts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5315.

ENGL   5324   18th Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800) in its cultural and ideological contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5324G.

ENGL   5324G   18th Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800) in its cultural and ideological contexts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5324.

ENGL   5325   19th Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative works from 19th century American literature in their literary and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5325G.

ENGL   5325G   19th Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of representative works from 19th century American literature in their literary and cultural contexts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5325.

ENGL   5335   20th and 21st Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of 20th and 21st century American poetry and prose in its literary and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5335G.

ENGL   5335G   20th and 21st Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of 20th and 21st century American poetry and prose in its literary and cultural contexts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5335.

ENGL   5340   Literature by Women

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of literature written by women within social, historical, and theoretical contexts. Topics may include classic, contemporary, and experimental writing by women, feminist theory and criticism.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5340G.

ENGL   5340G   Literature by Women

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of literature written by women within social, historical, and theoretical contexts. Topics may include classic, contemporary, and experimental writing by women, feminist theory and criticism. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5340.

ENGL   5440   Early British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of literature from the British Isles prior to 1500. Literary genres may include heroic poetry, elegaic verse, lyric, romance, dream visions, drama, and mystical literature.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5440G.

ENGL   5440G   Early British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of literature from the British Isles prior to 1500. Literary genres may include heroic poetry, elegaic verse, lyric, romance, dream visions, drama, and mystical literature. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5440.

ENGL   5450   Chaucer

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of The Canterbury Tales and other selected works in the context of Chaucer's culture and language.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5450G.

ENGL   5450G   Chaucer

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of The Canterbury Tales and other selected works in the context of Chaucer's culture and language. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5450.

ENGL   5455G   Shakespeare

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A selection of Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, and history plays illustrating representative themes and literary techniques of the dramatist, as well as his links to contemporary issues of his day.

ENGL   5460   Shakespeare

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A selection of Shakespeare’s works which may include the sonnets and dramatic genres illustrating representative themes and literature techniques.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5460G.

ENGL   5460G   Shakespeare

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A selection of Shakespeare’s works which may include the sonnets and dramatic genres illustrating representative themes and literature techniques. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5460.

ENGL   5465   Chaucer

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2100.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL 5465G.

ENGL   5480   Literature of the English Renaissance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A selection of representative literary works from the period 1485—1689 in their social and intellectual contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5480G.

ENGL   5480G   Literature of the English Renaissance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A selection of representative literary works from the period 1485—1689 in their social and intellectual contexts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5480.

ENGL   5485   Milton

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of Milton’s major poetry and prose within their social, political, and intellectual context.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5485G.

ENGL   5485G   Milton

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of Milton’s major poetry and prose within their social, political, and intellectual context. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5485.

ENGL   5500   18th Century British Poet/Prose

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

British poetry and prose from 1690 to 1784, with an emphasis on the philosophic and aesthetic concerns of the age. Authors include but are not limited to Swift, Pope, Jonson, and Fielding.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5500G.

ENGL   5500G   18th Cent British Poet/Prose

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of British poetry and prose from 1690 to 1784, emphasizing philosophic and aesthetic concerns. Authors such as Swift, Pope, Johnson, and Fielding.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5500.

ENGL   5525   19th Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of Romantic and Victorian literary works in their intellectual and social contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5525G.

ENGL   5525G   19th Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of Romantic and Victorian literary works in their intellectual and social contexts. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5525.

ENGL   5526   20th and 21st Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of major British and Commonwealth poets, novelists, and dramatists against the background of the major social and cultural changes of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5526G.

ENGL   5526G   20th and 21st Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of major British and Commonwealth poets, novelists, and dramatists against the background of the major social and cultural changes of the 20th and 21st centuries. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5526.

ENGL   5533   Literary Criticism and Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An historical survey of literary criticism and theory from antiquity to modern times. Literary criticism considers issues important for all students of literature, such as the value of poetry in our world, the power of poets to represent reality or truth, and the sources of poetic inspiration. This course also delves into the subject of aesthetics, the nature of beauty, and the variety of forces that impact how humans respond to literature.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): COML   5533, ENGL   5533G.

ENGL   5533G   Literary Criticism and Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An historical survey of literary criticism and theory from antiquity to modern times. Literary criticism considers issues important for all students of literature, such as the value of poetry in our world, the power of poets to represent reality or truth, and the sources of poetic inspiration. This course also delves into the subject of aesthetics, the nature of beauty, and the variety of forces that impact how humans respond to literature. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   2100 or ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5533.

ENGL   5534   Literature for Adolescents

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of literature, primarily (but not exclusively) narrative, on the subject of adolescence, with emphasis on analyzing and evaluating contemporary literature written especially for or about adolescents.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5534G.

ENGL   5534G   Literature for Adolescents

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of literature, primarily (but not exclusively) narrative, on the subject of adolescence, with emphasis on analyzing and evaluating contemporary literature written especially for or about adolescents. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5534.

ENGL   5535   Children's Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of literature written for or read by children with a focus on British and American classics. Students will read and write critical analyses of these works with special attention to the history of childhood. Authors studied may include the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Kenneth Grahame, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5535G.

ENGL   5535G   Children's Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of literature written for or read by children with a focus on British and American classics. Students will read and write critical analyses of these works with special attention to the history of childhood. Authors studied may include the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Kenneth Grahame, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5535.

ENGL   5538   20th and 21st Century World Fiction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of some of the major works of fiction written by American, British, and World authors since 1900.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5538G.

ENGL   5538G   20th and 21st Century World Fiction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of some of the major works of fiction written by American, British, and World authors since 1900. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5538.

ENGL   5560   Studies in Drama

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A specialized focus in the genre of drama. Topics may vary. Course repeatable as topics vary.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, 2111, or 2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5560G.

ENGL   5560G   Studies in Drama

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A specialized focus in the genre of drama. Topics may vary. Course repeatable as topics vary. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL   2100 or ENGL   2111 or 2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5560.

ENGL   5570   Studies in Fiction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A specialized focus in the genre of fiction. Topics may vary. Course repeatable as topics vary.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100 or ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5570G.

ENGL   5570G   Studies in Fiction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A specialized focus in the genre of fiction. Topics may vary. Course repeatable as topics vary.Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5570.

ENGL   5580   Studies in Poetry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A specialized focus in the genre of poetry. Topics may vary. Course repeatable as topics vary.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100 or ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5580G.

ENGL   5580G   Studies in Poetry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A specialized focus in the genre of poetry. Topics may vary. Course repeatable as topics vary.Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do. Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5580.

ENGL   5590   Studies in African American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Thematic approach to African American literature, with emphasis on historical, philosophical, and/or cultural contexts. Topics such as gender, religion, migration, the oral tradition, autobiography, popular culture, rhetoric, civil rights, slavery, sexuality, or literary theory. May be repeated for additional credit when topics change.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100, ENGL   2111, or ENGL   2112; or permission of the department chair.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5590G.

ENGL   5590G   Studies in African American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Thematic approach to African American literature, with emphasis on historical, philosophical, and/or cultural contexts. Topics such as gender, religion, migration, the oral tradition, autobiography, popular culture, rhetoric, civil rights, slavery, sexuality, or literary theory. May be repeated for additional credit when topics change. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5590.

ENGL   5630   Modern and Contemporary Drama

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Exploration of drama in its social, historical, and theoretical contexts from 1880 to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   2100.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5630G.

ENGL   5630G   Modern & Contemporary Drama

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Exploration of drama in its social, historical, and theoretical contexts from 1880 to the present.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5630.

ENGL   5840   Contents and Methods English

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the major currents and figures in modern critical and literary theory since the "New Critics," looking at the basic concepts, philosophical assumptions, and historical and ideological contexts of figures such as Lukacs, Benjamin, Adorno, Bakhtin, Derrida, Foucault, Barthes, Deleuze, Jauss, DeMan, Lacan, Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva, and Homi Bhabha.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2100.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5840G.

ENGL   5840G   Content & Methods English

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the major currents and figures in modern critical and literary theory since the "New Critics," examining concepts, philosophical assumptions, and historical and ideological contexts of figures such as Lukacs, Bakhtin, Derrida, Foucault, Barthes, Deleuze, Lacan, Kristeva, and Homi Bhabha.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5840.

ENGL   6630   Seminar in Medieval Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the major authors, genres and literary influences of the English Middle Ages with an emphasis on Chaucer and the fourteenth century.

ENGL   6631   Shakespeare Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A close examination of several of Shakespeare's "problem" plays.

ENGL   6632   Seminar in Literature of the English Renaissance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study in the major writers of the English Renaissance, including such figures as Sidney, Spenser, Herbert, Donne, and Browne. Lesser authors may be incorporated for their historical significance in the development of modern English prose and poetry.

ENGL   6633   Seminar in Restoration and Eighteen Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth study of major works and documents from the period. Specific topics and texts may vary.

ENGL   6634   Seminar in Major Authors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive study of the life (lives) and works of one to three major authors. May be repeated for credit.

ENGL   6635   Women's and Gender Issues

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of women's and gender issues and concerns in the context of important works of literature.

ENGL   6636   African-American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course involves the study of images, issues, and themes in African-American literature through an examination of works by such writers as Douglass, Washington, Chestnutt, Hughes, Wright, Baldwin, and Morrison.

ENGL   6637   Criticism and Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the great tradition of literary critics, from Plato to the present, and the contemporary critical approaches and theory they shape today.

ENGL   7111   Seminar in College English

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of strategies and techniques for developing rhetorical skills in College English. Required of graduate assistants in English and open to other graduate students in English.

ENGL   7121   Methods of Research

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The seminar provides an in-depth understanding of the bibliographic, research, and critical skills required to do advanced scholarship in literary studies.

ENGL   7618   Thesis Preparation

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Students in this workshop will begin research on a thesis topic, draft and revise a thesis prospectus and bibliography, and meet regularly with a thesis advisor.

ENGL   7630   Seminar in World and Comparative Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Research and discussion of a topic in a specific period of world literature or comparative literature. May be repeated for credit.

ENGL   7631   Seminar in the British Novel

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of important developments or themes of the British Novel.

ENGL   7632   Seminar in the American Novel

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the novel in America from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

ENGL   7633   Seminar in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of prose and poetry of the nineteenth century, focusing on either Victorian or Romantic authors. May be repeated for credit.

ENGL   7634   Seminar in Twentieth-Century British Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of British prose, poetry, or drama of the twentieth century, with emphasis and works to be chosen by the instructor.

ENGL   7635   Seminar in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of major authors and documents of the nineteenth century, focusing on either Romantic or Realist authors. May be repeated for credit.

ENGL   7637   Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Literature

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of American prose, poetry or drama of the twentieth century, with emphasis chosen by the instructor.

ENGL   7638   Seminar in Twentieth-Century Poetry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of British and American poets of the twentieth century, with emphasis on major authors of either the Modern or Contemporary periods. May be repeated for credit.

ENGL   7639   Seminar in Selected Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in English.

ENGL   7999   Thesis

1-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Thesis.