ENGL 406 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An intensive study of Shakespeare's work and its continuing relevance with reference to historically specific social and cultural contexts. The objective is to evaluate and synthesize source materials, apply critical theory, and demonstrate understanding of dramatic text. Histories, comedies, tragedies, romances, and sonnets may be examined. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 406 or HUMN 440.
Modern American Literature
ENGL 433 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of modernist American fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. The goal is to interpret and analyze literature in its social and historical contexts. Topics include the literary movement of modernism and application of critical theory.
Independent Study in English
ENGL 499 | 1 - 6 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: 6 credits in upper-level ENGL. Directed independent study of topics of special interest not covered by regularly scheduled courses in English. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits when topics differ.
Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 294 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: WRTG 112. An introductory survey and practical study of key aspects of literary writing. The objective is to produce original creative writing and to critique, revise, and edit that writing from a writer's perspective. Constructive, collaborative processes are employed to better understand the art and craft of creative writing. Topics may include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama.
African American Authors from the Colonial Era to 1900
ENGL 363 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An examination of African American authors before 1900, including Phillis Wheatley, Frances Harper, Maria W. Stewart, David Walker, Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Charles Chesnutt, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. The goal is to research historical issues; integrate findings into discussion; and articulate, develop, and advance a persuasive argument in written form.
ENGL 465SU | 4 Credits
Course Desc: Explores current theories and research on writing process and product. Topics include: definitions of writing; rhetorical contexts; heuristics for pre-writing, writing and rewriting; questions of arrangement, style, grammar, mechanics and assessment. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103.
Introduction to Mythology
ENGL 103 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (Formerly HUMN 103.) A foundation in ancient mythology, focusing on Greek and Roman myths. Discussion may also cover Norse, Irish, Chinese, Arabic, and Hindu myths, among others. Emphasis is on examining various classical myths as expressed through plays, poems, and stories. The objective is to demonstrate an understanding of the differences between myths, legends, and other similar genres and show how classical world mythology still influences contemporary society. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 103 or HUMN 103.
ENGL 310 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A study of major British authors and literary works from the English Renaissance period. The goal is to gain historical perspective and discern contemporary relevance by exploring social and cultural contexts.
Scotland: Culture, Literature, and History
ENGL 288I | 3 Credits
Course Desc: Prerequisite: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. A study of the culture of Europe's northernmost Celtic peoples--the Scots. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 288I or ENGL 388I.
Standard English Grammar
ENGL 281 | 3 Credits
Course Desc: (Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An overview of standard edited English, a standard central to academic and professional communications. The aim is to write clear, effective prose consistent with the writer's goals. Topics include applying advanced grammatical and linguistic descriptions and prescriptions and attending to the needs of diverse audiences while making writing and editing decisions. Tasks focus on parts of speech, sentence patterns, and sentence transformations. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 281, ENGL 281X, or WRTG 288.
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