ENGL 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 Lecture Hours.   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): ENGL   1101H, WRIT   1101.

ENGL   1101H   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): ENGL   1101, 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): ENGL   1101 or WRIT   1101.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   1102H, ENGL   1102S.

ENGL   1102H   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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   1102, ENGL   1102S.

ENGL   1102S   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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   1102, ENGL   1102H.

ENGL   2111   World Literature I

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

A survey of great works of world literature from ancient times to the end of the seventeenth century. Beginning with the oral tradition, the course studies classical works and their impact on later literature, the spread of ideas beyond national and ethnic boundaries, and the influence of philosophy and religion on literature. Emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2111H, ENGL   2111S.

ENGL   2111H   World Literature I

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

A survey of great works of world literature from ancient times to the end of the seventeenth century. Beginning with the oral tradition, the course studies classical works and their impact on later literature, the spread of ideas beyond national and ethnic boundaries, and the influence of philosophy and religion on literature. Emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2111, ENGL   2111S.

ENGL   2111S   World Literature I

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

A survey of great works of world literature from ancient times to the end of the seventeenth century. Beginning with the oral tradition, the course studies classical works and their impact on later literature, the spread of ideas beyond national and ethnic boundaries, and the influence of philosophy and religion on literature. Emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2111, ENGL   2111H.

ENGL   2112   World Literature II

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

A survey of great works of literature from the 1700's to the present. The course studies literary representation and reaction to the rise of science, industrialism, internationalism, and other forces shaping the modern and postmodern world. Emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2112H, ENGL   2112S.

ENGL   2112H   World Literature II

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

A survey of great works of literature from the 1700's to the present. The course studies literary representation and reaction to the rise of science, industrialism, internationalism, and other forces shaping the modern and postmodern world. Emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2112, ENGL   2112S.

ENGL   2112S   World Literature II

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

A survey of great works of literature from the 1700's to the present. The course studies literary representation and reaction to the rise of science, industrialism, internationalism, and other forces shaping the modern and postmodern world. Emphasis on critical reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2112, ENGL   2112H.

ENGL   2131   Introduction to Literary Studies

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

An examination of the fundamental principles of literary study, with special attention to critical approaches to language and literature, bibliography and research, and writing in the discipline. Required of all majors.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

ENGL   2132   Writing and Literary Research

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

This course involves the study of the writing of literary interpretation and critical argument, with special emphasis on bibliography and methods of research.

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

ENGL   2231   British Literature I

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

A study of British literature and literary history from the Old English Period through the pre-Romantics, Focusing on literary types, themes, and historical, political, and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2231S.

ENGL   2231S   British Literature I

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

A study of British literature and literary history from the Old English Period through the pre-Romantics, Focusing on literary types, themes, and historical, political, and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2231.

ENGL   2232   British Literature II

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

A study of the major British literature from the Romantic Period (1780) to the present, focusing on major movements, authors, and themes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2232H, ENGL   2232S.

ENGL   2232H   British Literature II Honors

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

A study of the major British literature from the Romantic Period (1780) to the present, focusing on major movements, authors, and themes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2232, ENGL   2232S.

ENGL   2232S   British Literature II

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

A study of the major British literature from the Romantic Period (1780) to the present, focusing on major movements, authors, and themes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL 2232, ENGL   2232H.

ENGL   2331   American Literature I

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

A survey of American Literature from the period of exploration and colonization through the Enlightenment and American Romanticism, concluding with the end of the Civil War.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102 .

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2331S.

ENGL   2331S   American Literature I

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

A survey of American Literature from the period of exploration and colonization through the Enlightenment and American Romanticism, concluding with the end of the Civil War.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   2331.

ENGL   2332   American Literature II

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

A survey of American literature from 1865 to the present, focusing on major movements, authors, and themes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

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.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL   1102.

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" in all of the following: ENGL   2332 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   3237   Women and Literature

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

A study of the literature by and about women, which reflects some of the myths, legends, and social forces molding the female character.

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   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   4133   The British Novel

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

A study of the development of the novel in English through the reading of a selective list of novels which best illustrate the main tendencies in the English fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   4133S.

ENGL   4133S   The British Novel

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

A study of the development of the novel in English through the reading of a selective list of novels which best illustrate the main tendencies in the English fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   4133.

ENGL   4135   Chaucer

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

A study of The Canterbury Tales and other selected works. May be used to fulfill the single author requirement.

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   4135S.

ENGL   4135S   Chaucer

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

A study of The Canterbury Tales and other selected works. May be used to fulfill the single author requirement.

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   4135.

ENGL   4237   The American Novel

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

A survey of the development of the novel in America, eighteenth through twentieth centuries, with special study of a list of works selected to illustrate the major movements in American fiction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2231 or ENGL   2332 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

ENGL   4337   Shakespeare

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

A close reading of Shakespeare's major comedies, histories, selected romances, dramatic tragedies, and the sonnets offering students an overview of a major Western Literary Icon. Fulfills single author requirement.

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   4337S.

ENGL   4337S   Shakespeare

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

A close reading of Shakespeare's major comedies, histories, selected romances, dramatic tragedies, and the sonnets offering students an overview of a major Western Literary Icon. Fulfills single author requirement.

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   4337.

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

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   4435S.

ENGL   4435S   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): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2111 or ENGL   2112 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   4435.

ENGL   4630   Senior Seminar

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

In the senior seminar, 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 the individual preparation of research papers. Seminar topics will vary with professor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2131 and ENGL   2132.

ENGL   5090   Selected Topics

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

Selected topics in English.

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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5090G and ENGL   5090S.

ENGL   5090S   Selected Topics

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

Selected topics in English.

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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5090, ENGL   5090G.

ENGL   5131   British Romantics

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

A study of English Romantic poetry and prose, including major works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Keats, and many recently rediscovered authors of the period.

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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5131G, ENGL   5131S.

ENGL   5131S   British Romantics

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

A study of English Romantic poetry and prose, including major works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Keats, and many recently rediscovered authors of the period.

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

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5131, ENGL   5131G.

ENGL   5134   The Age of Exuberance: British Literature 1660-1790

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

A study of verse and prose from the Restoration to the Romantic period.

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   5134G.

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   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" in all of the following: ENGL   2231 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5136S and ENGL   5136G.

ENGL   5136S   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 and ENGL   5136G.

ENGL   5138   Poetry and Prose of the English Renaissance

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

A study centering on the analysis and interpretation of Renaissance poetry with some involvement in its larger historical context, especially in its relationship with controversy.

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   5138G.

ENGL   5139   Victorian Prose and Poetry

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

A study of the Victorian Period in England with emphasis on the prose and poetry of major authors.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5139G.

ENGL   5230   Colonial American Literature

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

A detailed study of the poetry and prose from 1492-1800 by writers, both in America and Europe, who describe and define a distinct American identity by means of an emerging literature and diverse cultural experience.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2331 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5230G.

ENGL   5231   American Romanticism

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

A study of representative authors of the Romantic Period in American literature (1820-1865). This course focuses on the complex social, cultural, and political forces at work in these writings and in the Romantic Movement in general, and especially the influences of the earlier Romantic Period in English literature (1798-1832). This course traces the development of the major literary styles and patterns in American Romanticism, such as the archetype of the American Adam and the myth of the American Dream; the importance of American innovation in literary language and form, especially in the use of frontier dialect; and the contributions to world literature of American literary theorists, such as Poe.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2331 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5231G.

ENGL   5233   American Realism

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

A study of prose works of the American Realist period from 1850-1910, including writers such as Twain, Jewett, Chesnutt, Gilman, Dreiser, Wharton, James, Crane, and Norris. Attention will be paid to canonical and non-canonical writers of the period, as well as regional and sentimental fiction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2332 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5233G.

ENGL   5234   Southern Literature

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

A survey of the literary achievements of the South from the Colonial period to the present.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2331 or ENGL   2332 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5234G.

ENGL   5235   Irish Literature to 1850

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

The course examines Irish literature from its beginnings in the Gaelic oral tradition to the Great Famine of the 1840s. Students gain clear understanding of how Ireland's colorful and complex history has yielded exceptional prose, poetry, and drama. Matters considered include Ireland's four mythological cycles; its pseudo-historical invasion narratives; and its hagiographies (accounts of saints' lives). Students also study writings that reflect the four major stages of British colonization: Cambro-Norse, Tudor, Jacobean (or Scots-Irish), and Cromwellian. In addition, they explore literary genres specific to Ireland: dinnseanchas (place-lore literature); the aisling (nationalist vision literature); the caoineadh (bardic lament literature); and the Big House novel, which often has Gothic overtones. The course exposes participants to other important phenomena, too: the so-called stage Irishman; the peasant archetype; literature of resistance and revolution; and travel writings in the sublime tradition. All texts studied are in English or English translation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2331 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5235G.

ENGL   5236   Irish Literature since 1850

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

Irish Literature since1850 examines novels, short stories, plays, and poems produced in Ireland since the country's Great Famine. The course explores the Irish Cultural Revival that began in 1884 and lasted until the 1920s. It also considers literature about the revolutionary activity that precipitated the founding of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. The course ends by studying literary works that reflect changes in culture and identity caused by Ireland's unprecedented economic boom, which began in the mid-1990s. Students gain knowledge about a range of authors, including James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Lady Augusta Gregory, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, Evan Boland, and others.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5236G, ENGL 5236H.

ENGL   5238   Irish Women Writers

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

Irish Women Writers examines literature produced by Irish and Irish diasporic women across the centuries. It explores mythic and other female archetypes that affect and are represented in Irish women's writing. It also scrutinizes the different types of Irish women's writing, including novels, short stories, poetry, and drama, as well as testificatory, epistolary, controversialist and other specialized genres. The course assesses Irish women’s writing in relation to key historical, cultural, political, and socio-economic circumstances that inform it and upon which it comments.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2231 or ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5238G.

ENGL   5330   World Drama to Romanticism

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

A study of representative works of dramatic literature, primarily of the western world, from Aeschylus through Beaumarchais, excluding English drama.

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

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5530G, COML   5330, COML   5330G.

ENGL   5331   British Drama to 1642

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

A study of British drama from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, focusing on historical and cultural contexts of the drama. Students will learn about medieval guilds and the mystery plays they produced, morality plays such as Everyman, and interludes and other dramas performed in courtly settings. Much of the course will focus on the vibrant professional theater that developed in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London. Students will learn about some of Shakespeare's talented contemporaries, not only Marlowe and Jonson but also Webster, Middleton, Ford, and other playwrights whose vigorous and sometimes shocking plays offer a fascinating look at early modern English theater and life.

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

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5331G.

ENGL   5332   British Drama since 1660

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

A study of British drama from the reopening of the theatres in 1660 to modern times. Students will study important plays from the English Restoration and Neo-Classical period (e.g., Congreve, Dryden, Goldsmith, Sheridan), the Romantic period (e.g., Shelley), the Victorian period (e.g., Wilde, Synge, Shaw), as well as plays from the 20th Century (e.g., Pinter, Becket, Stoppard). Plays will be studied in their historical and critical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5332G.

ENGL   5336   Modern and Contemporary American Literature

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

Intensive study of a variety of texts, authors, and topics in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, read and understood in their historical, aesthetic, and social and political contexts and affected by issues of war, and of race, class, and gender.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2332 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

ENGL   5430   Contemporary Poetry

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

A study of English language poetry written since World War II with an emphasis on major figures and literary movements. Significant attention will be paid to the diversity and multinational character of contemporary English language verse.

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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5430G.

ENGL   5432   Twentieth 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 twentieth century.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5432G, ENGL   5432S.

ENGL   5432S   20th C 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 twentieth century.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5432, ENGL   5432G.

ENGL   5434   Milton

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

A study of one of the greatest and most exciting of all English poets, based on close study of his work and exploration of the religious and historical circumstances of its time. We will read all of "Paradise Lost", a wide selection of Milton's other poetry, and some of the most important of his prose works. May be used to fulfil the single author requirement.

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   5434G.

ENGL   5438   Modern Poetry to 1945

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

A study of British, Irish, and American poets and poetry since 1900, emphasis being placed on the more influential, such as Yeats, Pound, Frost, Eliot, and Stevens.

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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5438G.

ENGL   5530   The Bible as Literature

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

A study of the literary dimension of the English Bible. Major emphasis is upon the literary themes, types, personalities, and incidents of the Old and New Testaments.

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

Cross Listing(s): COML   5530, COML   5530G, ENGL   5530G, RELS   5530, RELS   5530G.

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): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   2132.

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

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5534G.

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

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5535G.

ENGL   5536   Post-Colonial Literature

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

Examines and evaluates the diverse “common-wealth” of post-colonial Anglophone literature written by authors from countries that were formerly part of the British Empire: Africa, Australia, Canada, the Indian sub-continent, Ireland, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and the West Indies. Highlights the use of a variety of reading and critical strategies to analyze the formal and linguistic complexities and innovations of this literature.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGL   2232 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL   2131.

Cross Listing(s): COML   5536, COML   5536G, ENGL   5536G.

ENGL   5538   World Fiction since 1900

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

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

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

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5538G.

ENGL   5539   Literature by Women

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

A study of classic, contemporary, and experimental writing by women in all genres, with special emphasis on the polemical and theoretical bases of and critical approaches to such texts.

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.

Cross Listing(s): ENGL   5539G.