Creative Writing Courses
CWR 110Journal EditingEnglish1An introduction to the process of editing a literary magazine, including the selection process, advertising, and editing. First part of a two-semester sequence. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Fall.
CWR 111Journal PublishingEnglish1An introduction to the process of publishing a literary magazine, including magazine layout, communication with writers and various professional partners, organizing a reading, and producing a final print product. Second part of a two-semester sequence. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Spring.
CWR 150Introduction to Creative WritingEnglish3An introduction to the techniques of writing well-crafted creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry with attention to close reading, literary citizenship, and peer critique. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required.
CWR 270Fiction IEnglish3A creative writing workshop in fiction. There will be extensive reading and writing in the genre, with an emphasis on craft, form, and peer critique. Prerequisite: CWR 150. Spring, even academic years.
CWR 280Poetry IEnglish3A creative writing workshop in poetry. There will be extensive reading and writing in the genre, with an emphasis on craft, form, and peer critique. Prerequisite: CWR 150. Spring, odd academic years.
CWR 300Topics in Creative WritingCreative Writing3
CWR 325Creative Writing FormsEnglish3A study of specific approaches to craft and technique in creative writing. An exploration of the scaffolding that underpins creative writing, through detailed critical reading, analysis, and diagramming, with special attention to form and genre and how to apply such approaches effectively in the writer’s own work. Fall, even academic years.
CWR 370Fiction IIEnglish3A continuation of CWR XXX, with added emphasis on new techniques for crafting fiction, as well as more experimentation with prose form and style. A larger body of creative work than that produced in CWR 2XX will be expected. Prerequisites: CWR 270 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, even academic years.
CWR 380Poetry IIEnglish3A continuation of CWR 2XX, with added emphasis on new techniques for crafting poetry, as well as more experimentation with poetic form and style. A larger body of creative work than that produced in CWR 2XX will be expected. Prerequisites: CWR 280 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, odd academic years.
CWR 390Creative NonfictionEnglish3A creative writing workshop in memoir. There will be extensive reading and writing in the genre, with an emphasis on craft, form, and peer critique. Prerequisite: CWR 150 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200 or consent of the instructor. Fall, even academic years.
CWR 480Internship PracticumCreative Writing1A course designed to help students succeed in their internships. Readings and discussions center on professionalism, negotiation, communication skills, and fostering collegiality, as well as the relationship between the internship and future career plans. Same as ENG 480. Co-requisite: SNT 489, ENG 482, or CWR 482. Fall, junior year.
CWR 482Creative Writing PracticumCreative Writing2A supervised, pre-approved experience which allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic year. Students with junior or senior standing who wish CWR 482 to count as the required Professional Development Experience in Creative Writing (SNR/SNT 489 (CWR)) must gain English Department approval of their proposal.
CWR 490Creative Writing Independent StudyCreative Writing1Courses are designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in departmental course offerings. Offered with consent of instructor.
CWR 499Senior Competency PracticumCreative Writing0Students in creative writing produce thirty pages of polished writing, which counts for three-fourths of their grade. The public presentation of that writing counts for one-fourth of their grade. The grade students earn on the comprehensive exam will appear on their transcript. Spring.
ENG 100Reading CriticallyEnglish2FreshmanA developmental course that provides instruction in college-level reading comprehension skills, such as summarizing, paraphrasing, inferencing, making connections to the text, and understanding grammar and syntax. This course does not satisfy the liberal arts core reading and writing requirement. Prerequisite: placement by admissions or recommendation of the English department.
ENG 115Writing Center Theory and PracticeEnglish1Preparation for students to work as associates in the Write Place. Includes readings on the fundamentals of tutoring writing, short writing assignments, and meetings that center on discussion of writing center theory and practice.
ENG 117World Literature IEnglish4FreshmanReading and analysis of selected major literary works from ancient times through the Renaissance. Satisfies intercultural exploratory requirement. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Fall.
ENG 118World Literature IIEnglish4FreshmanReading and analysis of selected major literary works from around the world from the 17th century to the present. Satisfies intercultural exploratory requirement. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Spring.
ENG 200Introduction to Literary StudiesEnglish4SophomoreAn introductory study of the interrelationship of form and meaning in poetry and fiction. Emphasis will be on understanding literary terminology and on developing skills of literary analysis through discussion and writing. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or above in LA 101 or equivalent; sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Students may substitute ENG 200 for LA 201, but may not substitute LA 201 for ENG 200. Students should be aware that even though ENG 200 may substitute for LA 201, ENG 200 has more requirements and therefore students may find the course to be more rigorous. (English majors and minors must complete the course with a C or better. Note that the minimum grade required for ENG 200 is different from other courses in the major.) Fall.
ENG 210Introduction to Literary ResearchEnglish1An introduction to the fundamentals of literary research, including locating, annotating, and explicating sources; creating a research proposal and annotated bibliography; and writing a research paper. (English and Creative Writing majors and minors must complete the course with a C or better. Note that the minimum grade required for ENG 200 and ENG 210 is different from other courses in the major.) Preferably sophomore year. Prerequisite: ENG 200 with C or above. Spring.
ENG 227The English LanguageEnglish4SophomoreIntensive examination of the English language, including its history and structure. Particular emphasis will be given to the organization of grammar, syntactic systems, and language change. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 240Intro to Canadian FictionEnglish3SophomoreA study of 6-8 novels and stories written by Canadian men and women who have explored the meaning of the Canadian experience, particularly in the 20th century. French-Canadian literature will be read in translation. Same as CAN 240. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: LA 201 or ENG 200 or consent of instructor. Spring, even academic years. Satisfies diversity exploratory.
ENG 300Topics in EnglishEnglish3JuniorA topic of current interest in English will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty interest. Course will be offered upon the request of a faculty member and with approval of the Provost.
ENG 308Old & Medieval LiteratureEnglish3SophomoreA broad overview of English literature from its Anglo-Saxon beginnings through the fifteenth century. Prerequisites: ENG 117 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 309Early Modern British LiteratureEnglish3SophomoreA broad overview of British Renaissance literature from the sixteenth century through the seventeenth century. Prerequisites: ENG 117 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, even academic years.
ENG 311British Literature of the EnlightenmentEnglish3JuniorA study of major British literary works from the Restoration to the 18th century, especially the efforts of several major British authors to assimilate classical and Christian values in the epic and in satirical poetry and prose fiction, the emergence of the modern novel, and some important developments in the tradition of comic theatre. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 312Romantic & Victorian LiteratureEnglish3JuniorA study of selected works from the Romantic and Victorian periods of British literature. Attention will be paid to the revolutions in poetry, the development of the novel into a significant art form, and the interrelationship of social and philosophical concerns and form. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Fall, even academic years (beginning in 2016).
ENG 314Modern British LiteratureEnglish3JuniorA close examination of some of the most significant and innovative literature to come out of the British Isles from 1910 to 1970. Attention will be paid to the inseparability of idea and technique and to the ways that the authors engage the readers in a collaborative creation of the text. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 315Humanities & the Liberal ArtsEnglish3A study of the interaction between the humanities and the liberal arts. Focus will be on students integrating an understanding of their respective majors with their knowledge of the liberal arts, paying particular attention to the role both play in society. Prerequisites: all 100- and 200-level LA-prefix courses. Spring.
ENG 328Advanced CompositionEnglish3An advanced examination of the theory and practice of current written English. Focus will be on the development of critical writing abilities through the various means of argumentation and through the development of an individual style and voice in the standard essay forms. Prerequisite: LA 101 and LA 201 or ENG 200 or equivalents. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 333ShakespeareEnglish4JuniorA study of some of Shakespeare’s major comedies, tragedies, and histories. Attention will be paid to Shakespeare’s poetry, dramaturgy, and vision of the human experience. Prerequisite: ENG 117 or THE 125. Spring.
ENG 355Early American LiteratureEnglish3JuniorAn examination of American literature from its beginnings and through the American Renaissance, concentrating on the Transcendentalist and Romantic movements. Prerequisites: ENG 117 or ENG 118, and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 356American RealismEnglish3JuniorA study of the literary period from the Civil War to 1912, a time that saw the rise of Realism and Naturalism in reaction to Romanticism. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 357American ModernismEnglish3JuniorA study of American literature from 1912 to 1950, paying particular attention to experimentation with language and form to create innovative modes of expression in poetry, the novel, and the short story. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, even academic years.
ENG 358American Minority LiteratureEnglish3An examination of minority voices in American Literature. Satisfies diversity exploratory requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or better in ENG 200. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 360Contemporary American LiteratureEnglish3JuniorAn examination of important works representing artistic and thematic trends in post-World War II American literature. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 200. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 361Global LiteratureEnglish3Reading and analysis of selected literary works from a particular region of the globe. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: ENG 200 or LA 201. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 375Dramatic Literature IEnglish3JuniorReading and analysis of selected significant plays from ancient times through the Renaissance. Same as THE 375. Satisfies intercultural exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: ENG 117, THE 110, or THE 125 or consent of the instructor. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 376Dramatic Literature IIEnglish3JuniorReading and analysis of selected significant plays from around the world from the 17th century to the present. Same as THE 376. Satisfies intercultural exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: ENG 118, THE 110, or THE 125 or consent of the instructor. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 480Internship PracticumEnglish1A course designed to help students succeed in their internships. Readings and discussions center on professionalism, negotiation, communication skills, and fostering collegiality, as well as the relationship between the internship and future career plans. Same as CWR 480. Co-requisite: SNT 489, ENG 482, or CWR 482. Fall, junior year.
ENG 482English PracticumEnglish2SeniorA supervised, pre-approved experience which allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic year. Students with junior or senior standing who wish ENG 482 to count as the required Professional Development Experience in English (SNR/SNT 489 (ENG)) must gain English Department approval of their proposal and must register for 2-4 hours of credit.
ENG 490English Independent StudyEnglish1SeniorCourses are designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in departmental course offerings. Offered with consent of instructor.
ENG 499Senior Competency PracticumEnglish0SeniorStudents in English take a three-hour written test on selected work(s) from a departmental list prepared each academic year. At the end of each spring semester, this list and additional information about the exam is given to students who are enrolled in ENG 499 for the following fall semester. The grade students earn on the comprehensive exam will appear on their transcript but will not be included in their GPA. Senior year, fall.