English Courses
CWR 110Journal EditingEnglish and Creative Writing2FreshmanAn 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 PublishingEnglish and Creative Writing2FreshmanAn 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 WritingEnglish and Creative Writing4FreshmanAn 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 210Journal Editing LeadershipEnglish and Creative Writing2SophomoreThe development of leadership skills in editing a literary magazine, including organizing the selection process, advertising, and editing. First part of a two-semester sequence. Fall.
CWR 211Journal Publishing LeadershipEnglish and Creative Writing2FreshmanThe development of leadership skills in 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. Spring.
CWR 270Fiction IEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreA 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. Fall, odd or spring, even of junior or senior year.
CWR 280Poetry IEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreA 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. Fall, odd or spring, odd of junior or senior year.
CWR 290Creative NonfictionEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreA 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 or consent of the instructor. Fall, even academic years.
CWR 325Creative Writing FormsEnglish and Creative Writing3JuniorA 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 IIEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorA 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 IIEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorA 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 385Prof Development in Creative WritingEnglish and Creative Writing1JuniorA 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 385. Junior year. Credit does not count toward the major. Corequisite: SNT 489, ENG 482, or CWR 482. Fall.
CWR 499Senior Competency PracticumEnglish and Creative Writing0SeniorStudents 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 117World Literature IEnglish and Creative Writing4FreshmanReading 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 IIEnglish and Creative Writing4FreshmanReading 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 210Introduction to Literary ResearchEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreAn 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. Emphasis will also be on understanding and applying literary terminology. (English and Creative Writing majors and minors must complete the course with a C or better. Note that the minimum grade required for LA 201 and ENG 201 is different from other courses in the major.) Preferably sophomore year. Prerequisite: LA 201 with C or above. Spring.
ENG 224Introduction to LinguisticsEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreA theoretical and practical examination of the ways in which human beings use and understand language in social contexts. Spring, even academic years.
ENG 227Advanced GrammarEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreIntensive 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. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 228Advanced CompositionEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreThe theory and practice of current written English and the development of critical and creative writing abilities with focus primarily on the various means of argumentation in the standard essay forms. Prerequisite: LA 101 and LA 201 or equivalent and sophomore standing. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 230Native North American LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreA study of multicultural novels, plays, short stories and poems by Native American and First Nations authors, exploring the North American experiences and literatures of Native peoples. Prerequisite: LA 101. Spring, even academic years. Satisfies the Diversity exploratory requirement.
ENG 231Global LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorReading and analysis of selected literary works from a particular region of the globe. Prerequisite: LA 201. Satisfies International exploratory. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 232Greek LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreA social and cultural examination of some of the greatest works of the ancient Greek world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century BCE. Prerequisite: LA 101. Spring, odd academic years. Satisfies the international exploratory requirement.
ENG 234African American LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreReading and analysis of selected African American literary works. Spring, even academic years. Satisfies Diversity exploratory.
ENG 236Gender and Sexuality in LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreReading and analysis of selected works through the lens of gender and sexuality. Same as WST 236. Fall, even academic years. Satisfies diversity exploratory.
ENG 238American Minority LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreAn examination of minority voices in American Literature. Satisfies diversity exploratory. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 307Early Modern and British Enlightenment LitEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorA broad overview of British Renaissance and Enlightenment literatures from the sixteenth century through the eighteenth century. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 308Old and Medieval LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4SophomoreA 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 312Romantic and Victorian British LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorA study of selected works from the ca. 1789-1914, including the Romantic, Victorian, and early modernist 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 political concerns and aesthetic form. Prerequisites: ENG 118 and a grade of C or higher in ENG 210. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 314Modern and Contemporary British LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorA close examination of some of the most significant and innovative literature from Britain and the Commonwealth since 1914. 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 210. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 333ShakespeareEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorA 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 even years.
ENG 355Early American LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorAn 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 359American Realist and Modernist LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorA study of the literary movements from the Civil War 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. Spring, even academic years.
ENG 360Contemporary American LiteratureEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorAn 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. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 375Dramatic Literature IEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorReading and analysis of selected significant plays from ancient times through the Renaissance. Same as THE 375. Prerequisite: ENG 117, THE 110, or THE 125 or consent of the instructor. Fall, odd academic years.
ENG 376Dramatic Literature IIEnglish and Creative Writing4JuniorReading and analysis of selected significant plays from around the world from the 17th century to the present. Same as THE 376. Prerequisite: ENG 118, THE 110, or THE 125 or consent of the instructor. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 385Professional Development in EnglishEnglish and Creative Writing1JuniorA 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 385. Junior year. Credit does not count toward the major. Co-requisite: SNT 489, ENG 482, or CWR 482. Fall.
ENG 410Senior SeminarEnglish and Creative Writing4SeniorSenior capstone course focusing on undergraduate research. Under faculty supervision, students will significantly revise a major writing project from a 300-level course into an expanded and more fully researched undergraduate thesis. Students will also write reflections and will publicly present their project or a narrative of their research process. Prerequisite: At least two 300-level courses. Corequisite: ENG 499. Fall.
ENG 485Communications Consulting ProjectEnglish and Creative Writing3SeniorAn examination of the ways in which English majors can apply their skills in the workplace and serve their communities. Students will work in teams on a communications consulting project for a local nonprofit or similar organization. Special emphasis given to professional development skills, particularly communication, project management, and consulting.
ENG 499Senior Competency PracticumEnglish and Creative Writing0SeniorThe composing of a well-articulated and researched literary analysis and the public presentation of that work. Fall.
WST 236Gender and Sexuality in LiteratureSociology4JuniorReading and analysis of selected works through the lens of gender and sexuality. Same as ENG 236. Fall, even academic years. Satisfies diversity exploratory.

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