2018-19 Academic Catalog
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English Language and Literature Courses (ENGLISH)

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ENGLISH 1002 (620:002). College Writing Basics — 3 hrs.

Prepares students with limited writing experience for ENGLISH 1005 (620:005); recommended for students who have ACT English scores of 17 or less. Emphasis on reading and writing a variety of increasingly complex expository texts. Attention to developing and organizing ideas, revising, editing, and adapting written discourse for readers. Does not meet the Liberal Arts Core writing requirement; does not count toward minimum hours required for baccalaureate degree. No credit if prior credit in another college writing course. May be used to help satisfy UNI's high school English admissions requirement. (Variable)

ENGLISH 1005 (620:005). College Writing and Research — 3 hrs.

Recommended for students who have ACT English and Reading scores of 18-26; students who have ACT English scores of 17 or less are advised to take ENGLISH 1002 (620:002) first. Emphasis on critical reading and the writing of a variety of texts with attention to audience, purpose, and rhetorical strategies. Attention to integrating research materials with students' critical and personal insights. Satisfies the Liberal Arts Core writing and reading requirement. No credit if prior credit in ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034). Prerequisite(s): UNI's high school English admissions requirement. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 1120 (620:031). Literature: (topic) — 3 hrs.

Developing ability to read perceptively and imaginatively by exploring a variety of literary texts in English and/or English translation in multiple genres such as nonfiction, poetry, drama, fiction, and/or film. Attention to understanding and appreciating creative uses of verbal resources and artful representations of human experience. Offered on specific topics listed in the Schedule of Classes. An option in the Liberal Arts Core; credit earned does not apply to departmental majors or minors unless specifically permitted. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 2015 (620:015). Craft of Academic Writing — 3 hrs.

Strategies of scholarly research and writing: devising research problems, finding and evaluating credible sources, writing and revising convincing academic arguments. Satisfies the Liberal Arts Core writing and reading requirement. Prerequisite(s): combined ACT English and Reading scores of 54 or above, or LAC Category 1A or its equivalent, or consent of department. (Variable)

ENGLISH 2120 (620:034). Critical Writing About Literature — 3 hrs.

Study of techniques of various literary forms including poetry, drama, and fiction. Attention to processes and purposes of critical and scholarly writing and to documentation. Introductory course for English Department majors and minors. Prerequisite(s): combined ACT English and Reading scores of 54 or above, or LAC Category 1A or its equivalent. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 2320 (620:042). Survey of English Literature I: Beginnings to Early Modernity — 3 hrs.

Broad historical, cultural, theoretical, and formal consideration of artful expressions by English speaking peoples from the earliest documentary witnesses through early modernity. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034). (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 2340 (620:043). Survey of English Literature II: Romantics to Post-Colonialism — 3 hrs.

Broad historical, cultural, theoretical, and formal consideration of artful expressions by English speaking peoples from the British Romantic Movement to contemporary world writing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034). (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 2420 (620:053). Survey of American Literature — 3 hrs.

Historical, cultural, theoretical, and/or formal study of literature from the geographical area that has become the United States. Genres may include drama, fiction, film, non-fiction, poetry, and other literary and cultural texts. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034). (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 2520 (620:040). Multicultural Literature — 3 hrs.

Selected texts from multicultural literatures of the United States (e.g., African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, Native American); may also include texts from postcolonial literatures. Prerequisite(s): LAC Category 1A or its equivalent. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 2650 (620:035). Introduction to Film — 3 hrs.

Examination at introductory level of four film genres: narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental; preparation for further work, either individually or academically. (Variable)

ENGLISH 2700. Elements of Creative Writing — 3 hrs.

Attention to basic elements in the writing of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including the imaginative uses of perspective and voice, narration and setting, story and plot, memory and reflection, dialogue and characterization, image and metaphor, and diction and sound. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 2770 (620:077). Introduction to Professional Writing — 3 hrs.

Emphasis on writing in professional settings: attention to the history of the professional communication discipline, workplace communication responsibilities affecting a variety of audiences, theoretical perspectives, and lab experiences with industry-standard technologies. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): LAC Category 1A or its equivalent. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 3144. Genocide in Writing and Film — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the complex interaction among occurrences of genocide, memory of them (individual, collective, and cultural), and print and cinematic representations of these historical events. Emphasis on how writing and film have shaped audience awareness and understanding of different genocides as well as individual, collective, and cultural responses to them. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3144) (Variable)

ENGLISH 3148. The Holocaust in Literature and Film — 3 hrs.

Examination of responses to the Holocaust in literary texts and visual narratives. Includes issues of survivor testimony and representation, the possibilities and limitations of language and cinematic images, the role of memory, and questions of ethics and trauma. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. [Same as CAP 3148 (CAP:148)] (Variable)

ENGLISH 3710/5710. Craft of Creative Nonfiction — 3 hrs.

Written exercises in forms, patterns, and techniques in creative nonficiton. Readings in creative nonfiction with particular attention to narrative structures and strategies. May be taken for 3 hours of undergraduate credit and 3 hours of graduate credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or ENGLISH 2700; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 3715/5715. Craft of Poetry — 3 hrs.

Written exercises in forms, patterns, and techniques of poetry. Readings in poetry, including contemporary poetry, with particular attention to poetic structures and strategies. May be taken for 3 hours undergraduate credit and 3 hours of graduate credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2700 or ENGLISH 2715 or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Fall)

ENGLISH 3725/5725. Craft of Fiction — 3 hrs.

Written exercises in forms, patterns, and techniques of fiction. Readings in fiction with particular attention to narrative structures and strategies. May be taken for 3 hours of undergraduate credit and 3 hours of graduate credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2700 or ENGLISH 2725 or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 3770. Technical Writing in Applied Sciences — 3 hrs.

Focus on document composition and design to make technical information useful and to aid collaborative, technical decision-making. Includes topics such as rhetorical analysis, user-centered design, usability studies, technical documentation ethics, and/or technology-aided delivery for instruction and presentation. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 1005 (620:005); junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 3772/5772. Technical Writing for Engineering Technologists — 3 hrs.

Instruction and practice in writing definitions and descriptions of technical mechanisms and processes; using style and form appropriate for technical documents ranging from reports and proposals to manuals in the fields of engineering and technology. Attention to analyzing the purposes of specific technical communication projects and their intended audiences in order to design documents that are appropriate and effective within academia, government, business, and industry. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 1005 (620:005); junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4025/5025 (620:163g). Theory and Practice of Writing — 3 hrs.

Detailed examination and application of major theories of writing: formal, cognitive, social, expressive, rhetorical, and contextual. Prerequisite(s): LAC Category 1A or its equivalent; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4040/5040 (620:164g). Digital Writing: Theory and Practice — 3 hrs.

Rhetorical analysis and reflective practice related to digitally mediated texts; using new media as tools for textual composing; considering how digital communication shapes verbal genres, critical approaches, and the processes and aims of writing. Prerequisite(s): LAC Category 1A or its equivalent or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4110/5110. Environmental Literature — 3 hrs.

A survey of major works about the environment and nature with attention to their social, historical, and scientific impacts, their techniques of writing, and their enduring legacies as both literary achievements and scientific knowledge. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4120/5120 (620:128g). Images of Women in Literature — 3 hrs.

Images, symbols, and myths of women in literature; feminist criticism. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4140/5140 (620:161g). Literary Criticism — 3 hrs.

Important modern and traditional critical positions and their application to imaginative literature. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4160/5160. Issues in Digital Humanities — 3 hrs.

Explores the intersection of inquiry and creativity in the Humanities--including literature and writing--with the use of digital resources for analysis and presentation; attention to theoretical issues focused on the use of innovative digital tools in traditional Humanities fields; may include hands-on experience with relevant digital applications. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4188/5188 (620:150g). Author Seminar: __________________ — 3 hrs.

Intensive study of one or more authors, canonical or non-canonical; may focus on lesser-read texts and genres. Topic listed in semester Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4190/5190 (620:188g). Seminar in Literature: ______________ — 3 hrs.

Topic listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4198 (620:198). Independent Study.

(Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 4310/5310 (620:110g). Old English Language, Literature, and Culture — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the language and culture of Anglo-Saxon England (ca. 500-1100 CE) with reference to its most important document, the folk epic, Beowulf. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4315/5315 (620:113g). Early Modern Drama — 3 hrs.

Emphasis on contemporaries of Shakespeare such as Marlowe, Jonson, and Webster; includes selected premodern, Restoration, and 18th- and 19th-century dramas. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4320/5320 (620:116g). English Renaissance — 3 hrs.

Non-dramatic literature of the English Renaissance, 1485-1660. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4325/5325 (620:117g). 18th-Century British Literature — 3 hrs.

Major writers of satire, verse, and prose including Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Johnson. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4330/5330 (620:118g). British Romantic Writers — 3 hrs.

Focus on the poetry and prose of the Lake Poets (Wordsworth and Coleridge) members of the Joseph Johnson circle (Wollstonecraft, Godwin, and Blake), and the Leigh Hunt circle (Byron, Keats, and the Shelleys). Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4335/5335 (620:119g). British Victorian Writers — 3 hrs.

Focus on the poetry and prose of major writers (e.g., Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Ruskin), as well as on members of "The Fleshly School of Poetry" (the Pre-Raphaelites and Swinburne) and the Aesthetes (Wilde and his circle). Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4340/5340 (620:156g). British Novel to 1900 — 3 hrs.

Major fiction writers such as Fielding, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontes, George Eliot, and Hardy. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4345/5345 (620:120g). British Novel Since 1900 — 3 hrs.

Includes novels by writers such as Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing, Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith; includes topics such as modernism, postmodernism and postcolonialism. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4370/5370 (620:144g). Chaucer — 3 hrs.

Poetry of Chaucer; may include other medieval writers. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4375/5375 (620:148g). Shakespeare — 3 hrs.

Advanced study of selected plays and poems in historical and biographical contexts as well as in terms of the history of Shakespeare studies. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4380/5380 (620:147g). Milton — 3 hrs.

Milton's major English poetry and prose. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4410/5410 (620:151g). Early American Literature — 3 hrs.

Diverse literary and cultural expressions of the American experience from early European contact through the 1820s. Genres include autobiography, religious writing, captivity narrative, poetry, and the novel. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4420/5420 (620:121g). The American Renaissance — 3 hrs.

U.S. writers of the mid-1800s such as Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Stowe, Douglass, and Thoreau; attention to literary engagements with controversial reforms including the anti-slavery, labor, and women's movements. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4425/5425 (620:123g). American Realism and Naturalism to WWI — 3 hrs.

Literary selections 1870 to World War I; emphasis on fiction. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4430/5430 (620:153g). American Poetry to 1914 — 3 hrs.

Examination of selected elite and popular traditions in American poetry from the colonial period to the stirrings of modernism. Includes extended discussion of Whitman and Dickinson in their literary, cultural, and theoretical contexts. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4445/5445 (620:124g). American Novel Since 1900 — 3 hrs.

Includes novels by writers such as Willa Cather, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Kurt Vonnegut, Don Delillo, Toni Morrison and Jennifer Egan; includes topics such as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4540/5540 (620:157g). African American Literature — 3 hrs.

Study of African American literature in a variety of forms and genres: Black Vernacular (spirituals, blues, jazz, and folktales), slave narratives, poetry, fiction, drama, film, and autobiography. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or ENGLISH 2520 (620:040) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4560/5560 (620:158g). Asian American Literature — 3 hrs.

Texts by North American writers of Asian descent, selected from fiction, drama, poetry, memoirs, oral history, and film. Attention to significant themes, literary innovations, and cultural sensitivity in reading and interpreting ethnic literature. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or ENGLISH 2520 (620:040) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4577 (620:187). Blues and Jazz in African American Film and Literature — 3 hrs.

African American experiences in Spirituals, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime, Jazz, and Rap/Hip-Hop applied to study of narrative strategies, themes, and ideologies of resistance and survival in African American films and literature. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3187 (CAP:187)) (Variable)

ENGLISH 4588/5588. World Literature Seminar: (Topic) — 3 hrs.

Study of literary works from across linguistic, cultural and historical boundaries. Attention to significant themes, literary innovations and culturally diverse perspectives. All readings and discussions in English. Specific topic listed in Schedule of Classes; may be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034); junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4602/5602 (620:134g). Modern/Postmodern Poetry — 3 hrs.

Study of 20th-century poetry written in English. May focus intensively on poetry written during the period from 1914 through World War II or the period from 1945 to the present. Specific topic may be listed in semester Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4615/5615 (620:115g). Modern Drama — 3 hrs.

Twentieth-century American, British, and European drama; may include drama from other cultures. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4632/5632 (620:172g). Literary Nonfiction — 3 hrs.

Study of artful texts about actual people, places, and events: selected from memoirs and autobiographies, biographies, histories, journalism, nature, travel, science, and essay writing. Attention to techniques used in creative nonfiction and to issues of accuracy, privacy, and "truth." Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4652/5652 (620:139g). Film and Literature — 3 hrs.

Attention to cinematic adaptations of various literary prose works; aesthetic, cultural, genre, and other factors that influence adapting print to film media. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4660/5660 (620:142g). Film History — 3 hrs.

Survey of artists, historical movements, and styles from silent and sound eras; focus on Classical Hollywood and its alternatives (Soviet, Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, and New German Cinema). Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or ENGLISH 2650 (620:035) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4664/5664 (620:182g). Film Theory and Criticism — 3 hrs.

Survey of major approaches to cinema including both the early schools (Realist, Genre Studies, and Auteurist) and the post-structural explosion (Marxist, Psychoanalytic, and Contextual Studies). Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or ENGLISH 2650 (620:035) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4672/5672 (620:170g). Electronic Literature — 3 hrs.

Examination and creation of new media literary texts. May include hypertext non-linear narratives, multi-media texts, and digital poetry. Prerequisite(s): COMM 2555 (48C:025) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4688/5688 (620:126g). Genre Seminar:______________ — 3 hrs.

Intensive study of a genre - for example, novella, long poem, memoir, short fiction, satire, science fiction. May include attention to the genre's history, representative texts, and/or relevant literary theory. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4730/5730. Creative Nonfiction Workshop — 3 hrs.

Advanced peer workshop focusing on refining techniques of writing creative nonfiction and on examples of its varied modes and purposes; attention to voice and narrative strategies. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of undergraduate credit and also up to 9 hours of graduate credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 3710/5710; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4740/5740 (620:174g). Poetry Workshop — 3 hrs.

Advanced peer workshop focusing on refining techniques of poetry writing and on contemporary poetry. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of undergraduate credit and also up to 9 hours of graduate credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 3715/5715 or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Spring)

ENGLISH 4750/5750 (620:175g). Fiction Workshop — 3 hrs.

Advanced peer workshop focusing on refining techniques of fiction writing and on contemporary fiction. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of undergraduate credit and 9 hours of graduate credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 3725/5725 or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4765/5765 (620:102g). Applied Writing: Workplace Communication — 3 hrs.

Examining and designing reports (e.g., investigative, feasibility, progress) and other documents generated in workplace settings; practicing print and digital composing techniques specific to these documents; researching and managing professional document projects. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): MGMT 2080 (150:080) or ENGLISH 2770 (620:077) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4770/5770 (620:104g). Applied Writing: Proposals and Grants — 3 hrs.

Examining and designing persuasive documents in professional settings; analyzing and practicing print and digital composing techniques specific to these documents; includes writing for community organizations (e.g., for fund-raising and development). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 2080 (150:080) or ENGLISH 2770 (620:077) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4775/5775 (620:105g). Applied Writing: Technical Communication — 3 hrs.

Examining and designing instructions and other technical documents generated in workplace settings; practicing print and digital composing techniques specific to these documents; crafting and managing usability tests of professional texts. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 2080 (150:080) or ENGLISH 2770 (620:077) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4780/5780 (620:107g). The Profession of Editing — 3 hrs.

Examination of editing strategies and responsibilities in scholarly and professional settings. Emphasis on understanding of editing resources, editor roles in document development, and the politics of grammar and style. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2770 (620:077) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4785/5785 (620:177g). Applied Writing: Projects, Grants and Careers — 3 hrs.

Creating workplace communications with clients; practicing print and digital composing strategies specific to these documents; applying academic experience to workplace projects; particular attention to project management. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2770 (620:077) and one of the following: INSTTECH 4170/5170 (240:170g) or ART 3030 (600:125) or ENGLISH 4765/5765 (620:102g) or ENGLISH 4770/5770 (620:104g) or ENGLISH 4775/5775 (620:105g) or ENGLISH 4780/5780 (620:107g) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4790/5790 (620:197g). Professional Writing Practicum: _________ — 1-6 hrs.

Students undertake individual, supervised writing, editing, and document preparation assignments outside the classroom environment. Offered on specific topics or projects listed in the Schedule of Classes (for example--Literary Journal Editing, Software Manuals, Grant Writing). May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 4920/5920 (620:193g). The Teaching of Writing — 3 hrs.

Theory, research, and practice in teaching the composing, revising, and editing of written discourse for various audiences and purposes; attention to development of writing and language abilities, course design, and implementation and evaluation strategies. Prerequisite(s): LAC Category 1A or its equivalent or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 4940/5940 (620:165g). Literature for Young Adults — 3 hrs.

Reading and evaluation of literature suitable for adolescents. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

ENGLISH 4980/5980 (620:190g). The Teaching of English — 3 hrs.

Preparation for teaching secondary English (5-12); teaching of literature and media, reading and writing, and speaking and listening; attention to curriculum design, language development and use, and evaluation. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 3128; EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148); MEASRES 3150 (250:150); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

ENGLISH 4990/5990 (620:195g). Seminar in Teaching College Writing — 3 hrs.

Preparation to teach introductory college writing; focus on designing syllabi, planning classes, and creating writing assignments. Attention to theoretical issues that inform classroom practice. Prerequisite(s): senior standing; consent of instructor. (Variable)

ENGLISH 5186. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching — 3 hrs.

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching

ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). Introduction to Graduate Study in English — 3 hrs.

Introduction to problems, techniques, and tools of graduate-level study and research in English; to be completed before 9 hours earned in the M.A. program. Prerequisite(s): written consent of English Graduate Coordinator. (Fall)

ENGLISH 6110 (620:204). Topics in Literary Criticism — 3 hrs.

Selected problems in the theory of literary art, the history of criticism, and the interpretation of particular works. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6120 (620:206). Feminist Literary Theories and Practice — 3 hrs.

Examination of how writers transform society's beliefs about the nature and function of women into literary plots, images, and themes, and how, in turn, these influence society's attitudes toward women. Emphasis on socio-historical approaches prevalent in the United States; attention to British political and French psychoanalytic critics. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201) or WGS 6289 (680:289) or consent of instructor. (Variable)

ENGLISH 6140 (620:208). Contemporary Literary Theory — 3 hrs.

Attention to major developments such as semiotics, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, post-modernism, reception theory, multicultural and postcolonial studies, feminism, and gender studies. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6150. Current Issues in Secondary English Language Arts: [topic] — 3 hrs.

Attention to topics of immediate significance or developing interest within the field of Secondary English Language Arts teaching; topics to be selected in consultation with cohort members; may be repeated for credit by taking different topics. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; department approval. (Even Summers)

ENGLISH 6188 (620:284). Seminar in Literature — 3 hrs.

Selected generic, thematic, or critical topic or specific writer. Topic listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6299 (620:299). Research.

Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

ENGLISH 6310 (620:220). Medieval English Literature — 3 hrs.

Examination of how medieval English writers transform the cultural, social, theological, philosophical, and ideological experiences of medieval society into literary language, structures, themes, and genres. Literary texts read in the original Old English or Middle English or in modern English translation. Specific topic may be listed in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6320 (620:221). English Renaissance Literature — 3 hrs.

(1485-1660). Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6330 (620:223). Restoration and 18th Century English Literature — 3 hrs.

(1660-1798). Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6340. 19th Century English Literature — 3 hrs.

Romantic and/or Victorian writers. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Specific topic may be listed in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6350 (620:226). Modern English Literature — 3 hrs.

(1900-1945). Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6420 (620:231). American Romantic Literature — 3 hrs.

American literature written between 1820 and 1870 that engages major romantic ideas about human nature, divinity, the environment, aesthetics, and social reform. May include one or more contemporary works of American neo-romanticism. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6430 (620:232). Issues in American Literature, 1865-1914 — 3 hrs.

Post-Civil War American literature that responds to issues such as Reconstruction, immigration, industrialization, changing women's roles, Darwinism, and Freudian psychoanalysis. Particular attention to the development of realism, naturalism, and regionalism in fiction. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6450 (620:234). Modern American Literature — 3 hrs.

(1912-1945). Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6540 (620:260). Contemporary Literature — 3 hrs.

Literature from 1945 to present; may include poetry, drama, and/or fiction. Specific topic may be listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6720 (620:270). Graduate Creative Writing Workshop — 3 hrs.

Multi-genre workshop emphasizing peer critique of student writing, with attention to craft, contemporary literature, and the writing life. May be repeated for maximum of 9 hours credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 4715 or ENGLISH 4725 or written consent of instructor. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)

ENGLISH 6950. Teaching Major Authors: [Topic] — 3 hrs.

Advanced study of instructional resources, activities, and strategies for effective teaching of major authors in secondary English/Language Arts classrooms; topic may focus on one or more writers (e.g., William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson) or on several writers associated with a period, region, ethnic tradition, or genre (e.g., Modern American Poets). May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing. (Variable)

ENGLISH 6980 (620:291). Seminar in the Teaching of English — 3 hrs.

Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201). (Variable)