English Courses
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 international 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 international exploratory requirement. Concurrent or prior enrollment in LA 101 recommended but not required. Spring.
ENG 210Introduction to Literary ResearchEnglish4An 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 LinguisticsEnglish4SophomoreA theoretical and practical examination of the ways in which human beings use and understand language in social contexts. Spring, even academic years.
ENG 227Advanced GrammarEnglish4SophomoreIntensive 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 CompositionEnglish4SophomoreThe 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 231Global LiteratureEnglish4JuniorReading 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 LiteratureEnglish4SophomoreA 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 LiteratureEnglish4Reading and analysis of selected African American literary works. Spring, even academic years. Satisfies Diversity exploratory.
ENG 235Native North American LiteratureEnglish4SophomoreA 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. Same as CAN 235. Prerequisite: LA 101. Spring, even academic years. Satisfies Diversity exploratory.
ENG 236Gender and Sexuality in LiteratureEnglish4Reading 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 LiteratureEnglish4An examination of minority voices in American Literature. Satisfies diversity exploratory. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 240Intro to Canadian FictionEnglish4SophomoreA 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 307Early Modern & British Enlightenment LitEnglish4A broad overview of British Renaissance and Enlightenment literatures from the sixteenth century through the eighteenth century. Fall, even academic years.
ENG 308Old & Medieval LiteratureEnglish4SophomoreA 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 & Victorian British LiteratureEnglish4JuniorA 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 & a grade of C or higher in ENG 210. Spring, odd academic years.
ENG 314Modern & Contemporary British LiteratureEnglish4JuniorA 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 & a grade of C or higher in ENG 210. 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 even years.
ENG 355Early American LiteratureEnglish4JuniorAn 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 & Modernist LiteratureEnglish4A 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 LiteratureEnglish4JuniorAn 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 IEnglish4JuniorReading 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 IIEnglish4JuniorReading 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 EnglishEnglish1JuniorA 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 SeminarEnglish4SeniorSenior 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 ProjectEnglish3SeniorAn examination of the ways in which students 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. Satisfies Civic Learning exploratory. Same as NPL 485.
ENG 499Senior Competency PracticumEnglish0SeniorThe composing of a well-articulated and researched literary analysis and the public presentation of that work. Fall.

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