Intensive instruction in English writing skills, grammar, usage, and reading comprehension, with individualized attention to problem areas. This course is a prerequisite for ENG 1302 for all students whose diagnostic test indicates the inability to do satisfactory work in ENG 1302. Credit for this course does not apply toward any degree program.
Practice in listening and comprehension, pronunciation, and conversation skills for both academic and social competency. Required attendance in language laboratory. This course does not satisfy the English requirements for any degree program.
Review and instruction in English grammar, usage, and vocabulary development, with attention to composition and reading skills, for non-native speakers of English. This course does not satisfy the English requirements for any degree program. Placement in this course is determined by language and writing tests given when the student enrolls in the University.
A course designed to help students better understand English grammar, rhetoric, and usage for correct and effective writing. The course focuses on the several steps in organizing and writing the expository essay for a variety of purposes. Essay assignments develop students' capacity for logical thought and expression.
Provides forum to discuss, analyze, and create nonfiction texts to develop the writing abilities, research skills, and rhetorical knowledge for academic, personal, professional, and civic pursuits. May include themes such as faith, pop culture, social media, sports, social justice, and communities.
The great works of British literature, from the earliest English poetry to the twenty-first century. Includes works by both women and men, from the different regions of the British Isles, and works representative of Britain as a multicultural society.
The great works of literature from around the globe, studied in English translation. Includes authors, both women and men. from a variety of different countries and cultures, – African, Latin American, Asian, and European – and from different historical periods.
Literature of the United States, from the colonial encounter to the 21st century, emphasizing major works of American literature, by men and women from different regions of the United States, and from many cultural backgrounds. A student with credit in ENG 2304 may not earn credit for ENG 2310.
History and structure of the English lexicon, including the semantics, word-formation processes, and pronunciation of both native English and borrowed words.
Study of college-level grammar, with emphasis on syntax, morphology, and usage.
Workshop course with emphasis on imaginative writing of poetry. May be repeated once with a different topic of study.
Workshop course in the techniques of imaginative writing of prose. May be repeated once with a different topic of study.
Screenwriting and scriptwriting is designed for the novice writer with an interest in cinema or theater. The class will include discussions of treatment, pitch, agents, and feature the writing of an actual screenplay.
Matter and methods of modern linguistics, including the nature of language and linguistics, phonology, morphology and grammar, and historical/comparative linguistics.
Old English (Anglo-Saxon), Middle English, and English poetry, prose, and drama to 1600, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.
Principles and techniques of professional literary publishing. Exposure to the fundamentals of practical editing along with meetings with professionals in the field.
See LING 3319 for course description.
Workshop course with emphasis on imaginative writing of young adult novels.
English poetry, prose, and drama from 1600 to 1800, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.
British poetry, prose, and drama from 1800 to the present, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.
This course critically examines how literature represents connections among humans, nonhumans, and environments.
Topics exploring the relationship between religion and literature, and between religious ideas and the literary expression of those ideas.
Critical writing about literature from Aristotle through the New Criticism.
Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and other members of the group of writers called the Oxford Christians.
Development and forms of the short story.
Twentieth-century literature from India, Africa, the Caribbean, and other emerging post-colonial traditions.
A study of works of African American writers. Selections may include slave narratives, poetry, plays, short stories, and novels from the colonial period to the present.
A study of film, with an emphasis on film's literary qualities and on various forms of cinematic theory and criticism.
Topics not included in ENG 4374 seminars, especially topics such as detective fiction and science fiction. Topic announced for each semester or session. May be repeated for a total of nine credit hours with content change.
American poetry and prose to 1870, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.
American poetry, prose, and drama from 1870 to the present, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.
The works of writers of the American West and Southwest.
Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.
Workshop course for advanced writers of creative prose emphasizing discussion of student work. Course may be repeated once with a different topic.
Old English language and an introduction to Anglo-Saxon history and culture. Selections from Old English poetry and prose (Biblical translations, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Alfredian translations, homilies) will be read in the original.
Origin, growth, and structure of the English language.
May be repeated once with a different topic of study.
Old English and Early Middle English poetry and prose in translation from the seventh through the thirteenth century read in the context of the historical, social, religious, political, art historical, and philosophical trends of the periods.
Middle English poetry, prose, and drama primarily in the original text from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries read in the context of the historical, social, religious, political, art historical, and philosophical trends of the periods.
Chaucer's major and minor works and their cultural milieu; read in Middle English and in translation. One of his continental sources will also be read.
Specialized topics in medieval studies, such as paleography, the medieval mystics, and Chaucer and the Italian tradition. Topic announced for each semester or session.
Advanced study of workplace skills, including editing, desktop publishing, document design and testing, and project management. Designed for students who will work in writing-intensive professions.
See LING 4319 for course information.
Development of English drama from its medieval origins to the closing of the theaters in 1642, excluding Shakespeare.
English poetry and prose of the Tudor and Elizabethan periods, with emphasis on the development of the sonnet and Petrarchan conventions.
Representative comedies, histories, tragedies, and problem plays.
English poetry and prose of the early Stuart period, the Interregnum, and the early Restoration, with emphasis on the metaphysical and cavalier poets.
Milton's poetry with emphasis on Paradise Lost; examination of selected prose; consideration of biographical and historical materials related to the poetry.
Development of poetry and prose during the Augustan Age, with emphasis on the satire of Dryden, Swift, Gay, Pope, and Fielding.
The development of poetry and prose in the later eighteenth century, with emphasis on sensibility in the works of Gray, Johnson, Boswell, and Sterne.
Development of English drama from the reopening of the theaters after the Interregnum through the eighteenth century.
Development of fictional narrative form in eighteenth-century Britain, with emphasis on Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Burney.
British poets of the early nineteenth century, with emphasis on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
British and European novelists, story writers, and prose writers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with emphasis on Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Edgeworth, Sir Walter Scott, and Johann von Goethe.
Development of English prose in the nineteenth century, with emphasis on Macaulay, Carlyle, Newman, Ruskin, Arnold, Eliot, Pater, and Wilde.
British poets of the later nineteenth century, with emphasis on Browning, Tennyson, Arnold, and Hopkins.
The Brownings' major poems, with emphasis on Men and Women, The Ring and the Book, Aurora Leigh, and Sonnets from the Portuguese; introduction to the Armstrong Browning Library collection.
Development of fictional narrative form in nineteenth-century Britain, with emphasis on Austen, Scott, the Brontes, Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy.
British novelists from 1900 to 1945, with emphasis on Woolf, Joyce, and Lawrence.
Major women writers and their representative works. Readings may emphasize British, American, or international writers, a genre, or a theme. Course may be repeated once for credit with a different theme.
British poets from 1900 to 1945, with emphasis upon Eliot, Yeats, Lawrence, Thomas, and Auden.
Development of modern European Drama and Theater from 1880 to the present.
Topics not ordinarily included in period, genre, or author courses. Topic announced for each semester or session. May be repeated once for a total of six credit hours with content change.
Novelists from the twenty-first century either writing in English or studied in translation.
Various topics and texts of the Western World. Periods, themes, genres, or problems may be the organizing element, e.g., Greek Tragedy, Roman Elegy, the Medieval Mind, the Enlightenment, French Post-war Intellectual Thought.
Works of American writers of New England in the mid-nineteenth century.
Prose and poetry of American writers from 1620 to 1820.
A study of the works of a particular writer. Topics announced for each semester or session. May be repeated once under different topic.
American writers from 1860 to 1900.
Contemporary approaches to the critical interpretation of literature, emphasizing primary texts, e.g., psychoanalytic, feminist, structuralist, deconstructive, new historical, reader-response, formalist, semiotic, neo-Aristotelian.
British and American poets of the twenty-first century with special emphasis on recent developments in poetic form and method.
American novelists from 1945 to 2000.
American novelists from 1900 to 1945, with emphasis on Wharton, James, Cather, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hurston.
See REL 4388 for course information.
American poets from 1945 to 2000.
Works of writers of the American South, with emphasis on Poe, Faulkner, O'Connor, and Welty.
American poets from 1900 to 1945, with special emphasis upon Frost, Pound, Cummings, Stevens, Williams, and Bishop.
Development of American drama, with emphasis on O'Neill, Williams, Miller, Albee, and Hellman.
Topics in creative writing not covered in Creative Writing courses. Topic announced for each semester or session. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
An internship to provide literature majors supervised experience in a business or professional setting. Elective credit only. Student may register for course in last semester of senior year only.
Aesthetic Perception and Experience (ARTH/ENG/MUS 43C1) presents specific analytical approaches to visual art, literature, and music, leading students to learn analytical skills in those three areas. The professors then lead students to arrive at, then apply, general principles for aesthetic experience for all artistic fields.
Supervised individual reading and research. Repeat once with change of topic for maximum of six hours.
Supervised individual writing. Repeat once with change of topic for maximum of six hours.
Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.