English (ENG)

ENG 0300  Developmental English  (3)  

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.

ENG 1300  English as a Second Language: Comprehension  (3)  

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.

ENG 1301  English as a Second Language: Composition Skills  (3)  

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.

ENG 1302  Thinking and Writing  (3)  

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.

ENG 1304  Thinking, Writing, and Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 1302 or FAS 1302 or advanced placement  

A student with credit in ENG 1304 may not earn credit for ENG 1310. A course designed to teach students to gather and evaluate information from a variety of sources and to incorporate ideas from these sources into the writing of a research paper. In addition, the course explores the techniques of persuasive and critical writing.

ENG 1310  Writing and Academic Inquiry Seminars  (3)  

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.

ENG 2301  British Literature  (3)  

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.

ENG 2306  World Literature  (3)  

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.

ENG 2310  American Literary Cultures  (3)  

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.

ENG 3301  English Words  (3)  
Cross-listed as LING 3311  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

History and structure of the English lexicon, including the semantics, word-formation processes, and pronunciation of both native English and borrowed words.

ENG 3302  Modern English Grammar  (3)  
Cross-listed as LING 3312  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing  

Study of college-level grammar, with emphasis on syntax, morphology, and usage.

ENG 3304  Creative Writing: Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

Workshop course with emphasis on imaginative writing of poetry. May be repeated once with a different topic of study.

ENG 3305  Sociolinguistics  (3)  
Cross-listed as LING 3315  

See LING 3315 for course information.

ENG 3306  Creative Writing: Prose  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

Workshop course in the techniques of imaginative writing of prose. May be repeated once with a different topic of study.

ENG 3307  Screenplay and Scriptwriting  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

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.

ENG 3310  Introduction to Linguistics  (3)  
Cross-listed as ANT 3310, ANT 4300, ENG 4300, LING 3310  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

Matter and methods of modern linguistics, including the nature of language and linguistics, phonology, morphology and grammar, and historical/comparative linguistics.

ENG 3311  English Literature through the Sixteenth Century  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 3319  Language and Culture  (3)  

See LING 3319 for course description.

ENG 3331  English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

English poetry, prose, and drama from 1600 to 1800, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.

ENG 3351  British Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

British poetry, prose, and drama from 1800 to the present, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.

ENG 3360  Literature and the Environment  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit, 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

This course critically examines how literature represents connections among humans, nonhumans, and environments.

ENG 3370  Religion and Literature  (3)  
Cross-listed as REL 3370  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Topics exploring the relationship between religion and literature, and between religious ideas and the literary expression of those ideas.

ENG 3371  History of Critical Theory  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Critical writing about literature from Aristotle through the New Criticism.

ENG 3372  The Oxford Christians  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and other members of the group of writers called the Oxford Christians.

ENG 3374  Short Fiction: A Reading Course  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development and forms of the short story.

ENG 3375  Post-Colonial Literature  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Twentieth-century literature from India, Africa, the Caribbean, and other emerging post-colonial traditions.

ENG 3376  African American Literature  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 3377  The Art of Film  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

A study of film, with an emphasis on film's literary qualities and on various forms of cinematic theory and criticism.

ENG 3378  Topics in Literature  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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 once for a total of six credit hours with content change.

ENG 3380  American Literature through Whitman  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

American poetry and prose to 1870, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.

ENG 3390  American Literature from Whitman  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

American poetry, prose, and drama from 1870 to the present, studied in relation to the cultural and social character of the period.

ENG 3393  Literature of the American West and Southwest  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

The works of writers of the American West and Southwest.

ENG 3V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

ENG 4301  Advanced Creative Writing: Prose  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 3306 or consent of instructor  

Workshop course for advanced writers of creative prose emphasizing discussion of student work. Course may be repeated once with a different topic.

ENG 4302  Old English Language  (3)  
Cross-listed as LING 4312  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 2301 and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4304  History of the English Language  (3)  
Cross-listed as LING 4314  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 2301 and upper-level standing  

Origin, growth, and structure of the English language.

ENG 4305  Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 3304 or consent of instructor  

Workshop in the writing of poetry at an advanced level. May be repeated once with a different topic of study.

ENG 4310  Old and Early Middle English Literature  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4313  Later Middle English Literature Excluding Chaucer  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4314  Chaucer  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4316  Special Topics in Medieval Literature  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Specialized topics in medieval studies, such as paleography, the medieval mystics, and Chaucer and the Italian tradition. Topic announced for each semester or session.

ENG 4318  Writing for the Workplace  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 3300 or BUS 3315 or consent of instructor  

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.

ENG 4319  American English Dialects  (3)  
Cross-listed as LING 4319  

See LING 4319 for course information.

ENG 4320  English Drama to 1642  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of English drama from its medieval origins to the closing of the theaters in 1642, excluding Shakespeare.

ENG 4322  Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

English poetry and prose of the Tudor and Elizabethan periods, with emphasis on the development of the sonnet and Petrarchan conventions.

ENG 4324  Shakespeare: Selected Plays  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Representative comedies, histories, tragedies, and problem plays.

ENG 4330  Early Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

English poetry and prose of the early Stuart period, the Interregnum, and the early Restoration, with emphasis on the metaphysical and cavalier poets.

ENG 4332  Milton  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Milton's poetry with emphasis on Paradise Lost; examination of selected prose; consideration of biographical and historical materials related to the poetry.

ENG 4340  English Poetry and Prose from 1660 to 1745  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of poetry and prose during the Augustan Age, with emphasis on the satire of Dryden, Swift, Gay, Pope, and Fielding.

ENG 4342  English Poetry and Prose from 1745 to 1798  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

The development of poetry and prose in the later eighteenth century, with emphasis on sensibility in the works of Gray, Johnson, Boswell, and Sterne.

ENG 4344  English Drama from 1660 to 1800  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of English drama from the reopening of the theaters after the Interregnum through the eighteenth century.

ENG 4347  Eighteenth-Century British Novel  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of fictional narrative form in eighteenth-century Britain, with emphasis on Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Burney.

ENG 4354  Romantic Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

British poets of the early nineteenth century, with emphasis on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.

ENG 4355  Romantic Prose  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4360  Victorian Prose  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of English prose in the nineteenth century, with emphasis on Macaulay, Carlyle, Newman, Ruskin, Arnold, Eliot, Pater, and Wilde.

ENG 4362  Victorian Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

British poets of the later nineteenth century, with emphasis on Browning, Tennyson, Arnold, and Hopkins.

ENG 4364  The Brownings  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4368  Nineteenth-Century British Novel  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of fictional narrative form in nineteenth-century Britain, with emphasis on Austen, Scott, the Brontes, Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy.

ENG 4369  Modern British Novel  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

British novelists from 1900 to 1945, with emphasis on Woolf, Joyce, and Lawrence.

ENG 4370  Women Writers  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4371  Modern British Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

British poets from 1900 to 1945, with emphasis upon Eliot, Yeats, Lawrence, Thomas, and Auden.

ENG 4372  Modern British and Continental Drama  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of modern European Drama and Theater from 1880 to the present.

ENG 4374  Special Topics in Literature  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4378  Contemporary Novel  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Novelists from the twenty-first century either writing in English or studied in translation.

ENG 4379  Great Books of the Western World  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4380  American Renaissance  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Works of American writers of New England in the mid-nineteenth century.

ENG 4381  Early American Literature  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Prose and poetry of American writers from 1620 to 1820.

ENG 4382  Major Authors  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

A study of the works of a particular writer. Topics announced for each semester or session. May be repeated once under different topic.

ENG 4383  American Realism and Naturalism  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

American writers from 1860 to 1900.

ENG 4384  Contemporary Critical Theory  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

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.

ENG 4385  Contemporary Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

British and American poets of the twenty-first century with special emphasis on recent developments in poetic form and method.

ENG 4386  Postmodern American Novel  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

American novelists from 1945 to 2000.

ENG 4387  Modern American Novel  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

American novelists from 1900 to 1945, with emphasis on Wharton, James, Cather, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hurston.

ENG 4388  Christian Literary Classics  (3)  
Cross-listed as REL 4388  

See REL 4388 for course information.

ENG 4389  Postmodern American Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

American poets from 1945 to 2000.

ENG 4390  Literature of the South  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Works of writers of the American South, with emphasis on Poe, Faulkner, O'Connor, and Welty.

ENG 4391  Modern American Poetry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

American poets from 1900 to 1945, with special emphasis upon Frost, Pound, Cummings, Stevens, Williams, and Bishop.

ENG 4394  American Drama  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing  

Development of American drama, with emphasis on O'Neill, Williams, Miller, Albee, and Hellman.

ENG 4395  Special Topics in Creative Writing  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

Topics in creative writing not covered in Creative Writing courses. Topic announced for each semester or session. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

ENG 4397  Internship for Literature Majors  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 3300 or 3303 or 4309  

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.

ENG 43C1  Aesthetic Perception and Experience  (3)  
Cross-listed as ARTH 43C1, MUS 43C1  
Pre-requisite(s): Senior standing; major in English, Art or Music; or consent of instructor  

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.

ENG 4V18  Independent Study in Literature  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): 3 hours of ENG credit and 3 hours from the Literature in Context DL, and upper-level standing and consent of the instructor  

Supervised individual reading and research. Repeat once with change of topic for maximum of six hours.

ENG 4V19  Independent Study in Writing  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing and consent of instructor  

Supervised individual writing. Repeat once with change of topic for maximum of six hours.

ENG 4V98  Maastricht Topics  (1-4)  
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 2310 Special topics in literature developed in conjunction with Baylor-in-Maastricht program  
ENG 4V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.