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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ENGL-English"

ENGL - English

ENGL 101 Academic Writing (3) An introductory course in expository writing.

ENGL 181 English Grammar (1) Restriction: Must not have completed JOUR181 or ENGL181. Credit only granted for: ENGL181 or JOUR181. The basic structure of formal written English, including parts of speech, sentence patterns, standard punctuation, diction, and usage.

ENGL 201 Inventing Western Literature: Ancient and Medieval Traditions (3) Wide range of texts, genres, and themes from ancient and medieval Western traditions. Study of cultural, historical, and artistic forces shaping traditions, and the influence and relevance of those traditions to life in twenty-first century.

ENGL 202 Inventing Western Literature: Renaissance to Modern (3) Wide range of texts from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Themes and literary techniques in the evolution of Western literature. Print publication, industrialization, questioning of religious, political, intellectual, and cultural authority.

ENGL 206 Shakespeare (3) Credit only granted for: ENGL205, ENGL206, or ENGL289I. Formerly: ENGL205. Shakespeare's poems, history plays, comedies, and tragedies as investigations into language use, governance, sexuality, ethics, and mortality.

ENGL 211 English Literature: Beginnings to 1800 (3) Surveys medieval and early modern literary works written in England. Readings may include Beowulf, Chaucer, Spenser, Mary Wroth, Milton; eighteenth-century satire, drama, novels.

ENGL 212 English Literature: 1800 to the Present (3) Surveys the major literary movements of the period, from Romantic to Victorian to Modern. Such authors as Wordsworth, Keats, Bronte, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf.

ENGL 221 American Literature: Beginning to 1865 (3) Surveys American writing from the founding of the colonies through the Civil War. Authors such as Taylor, Cooper, Poe, Dickinson.

ENGL 222 American Literature: 1865 to Present (3) Surveys American writing from the Civil War through the Cold War. Authors such as Clemens, Frost, Hurston, Bellow.

ENGL 233 Introduction to Asian American Literature (3) Restriction: Must not have completed AAST233. Also offered as: AAST233. Credit only granted for: AAST233, AAST298L, or ENGL233. A survey of Asian American literatures with an emphasis on recurrent themes and historical context.

ENGL 234 African-American Literature and Culture (3) An exploration of the stories black authors tell about themselves, their communities, and the nation as informed by time and place, gender, sexuality, and class. African American perspective themes such as art, childhood, sexuality, marriage, alienation and mortality, as well as representations of slavery, Reconstruction, racial violence and the Nadir, legalized racism and segregation, black patriotism and black ex-patriots, the optimism of integration, and the prospects of a post-racial America.

ENGL 240 Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (3) Readings in the novel, short story, poetry and drama.

ENGL 241 What the Novel Does (3) An exploration of what the novel does that cannot be done by film, by television, by cell-phone screens, by any stream of images, or by textual excerpts pulled up for a quick read. The different ways of the novel, with particular focus on the process of thinking and the developed consciousness. The novel as a machine to think with and an irreplaceable model of complex human thought. Study of how thought is presented in radically different ways in novels that cross lines of class, gender, chronology, and nationality.

ENGL 243 What is Poetry? (3) An exploration of arguably the most complex, profound, and ubiquitous expression of human experience. Study through close reading of significant forms and conventions of Western poetic tradition. Poetry's roots in oral and folk traditions and connections to popular song forms.

ENGL 244 The Play's the Thing (3) Exploration of drama through a consideration of plot, narrative flow, analytical flow, staging, performance, manuscript and printing history, text and textual change over time, and interpretation. Plays will be approached as public attempts to understand what it means to be alive.

ENGL 245 Film Form and Culture (3) Restriction: Must not have completed FILM245. Also offered as: FILM245. Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245, ENGL245, or FILM245. Formerly: CMLT214. Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.

ENGL 246 Introduction to the Short Story (3) A survey of the genre, with a focus on significant elements, such as plot, character, description, style, and theme. Readings will be drawn from a range of cultures and communities.

ENGL 250 Reading Women Writing (3) Also offered as: WMST255. Credit only granted for: ENGL250 or WMST255. Explores literary and cultural expressions by women and their receptions within a range of historical periods and genres. Topics such as what does a woman need in order to write, what role does gender play in the production, consumption, and interpretation of texts, and to what extent do women comprise a distinct literary subculture. Interpretation of texts will be guided by feminist and gender theory, ways of reading that have emerged as important to literary studies over the last four decades.

ENGL 255 Literature of Science and Technology (3) Credit only granted for: ENGL255 or ENGL278T. Formerly: ENGL278T. Examines science and technology through the lens of British and American literature, primarily between 1800 and the present. Readings from early natural and experimental philosophers of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. How literary works represent the ethics of science and technology; beneficial developments of science, and also heavy toll of industrialization. Writers studied may include Francis Bacon, Mary Shelley, Charles Darwin, H.G. Wells, Albert Einstein, Aldous Huxley, Richard Feynman, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Michael Frayn, and Tom Stoppard.

ENGL 260 Introduction to Folklore (3) Surveys a wide range of folklore genres; history and theory of folklore.

ENGL 262 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (3) Also offered as: JWST262. Credit only granted for: JWST262, HEBR223, or ENGL262. Formerly: HEBR223. An exploration of the origins and compositional history of biblical literature. Critical study of texts and socio-historical analysis of their background.

ENGL 263 The Hebrew Bible: Poetry and Prophecy (3) Also offered as: JWST263. Credit only granted for: ENGL263 or JWST263. Formerly: HEBR224. Readings of poetic and prophetic selections from the Hebrew Bible. Analysis of devices and their rhetorical effort. Comparison of biblical poetry with other poetry of the ancient near East. In English; no knowledge of Hebrew required.

ENGL 265 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures (3) Restriction: Must not have completed LGBT265. Also offered as: LGBT265. Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265. Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.

ENGL 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ENGL 271 Writing Poems and Stories: An Introductory Workshop (3) Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

ENGL 272 Writing Fiction: A Beginning Workshop (3) Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

ENGL 273 Writing Poetry: A Beginning Workshop (3) Introduction to theory and practice of writing poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

ENGL 274 Creative Writing Through The Eyes of African Americans: A Beginning Workshop (3) Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL278C, AASP298W, ENGL271, ENGL274, ENGL294, ENGL294N, or AASP274. Also offered as: AASP274. Credit only granted for: ENGL274, ENGL278C, ENGL294, ENGL294N, AASP274 or AASP298W. Formerly: ENGL278C. Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction, drama and poetry, with an emphasis on African American literary models. Critical reading, exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

ENGL 278 Special Topics in Literature (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL 280 The English Language (3) Introduction to the structure of English and its historical development, with a focus on techniques of linguistic analysis. Major topics include the sound systems of English and its patterns of word formation and sentence structure, and the ways these have changed over time and vary around the world.

ENGL 281 Standard English Grammar, Usage, and Diction (3) The basic structure of written English, including parts of speech, sentence patterns, standard punctuation, diction, and usage.

ENGL 282 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (3) Basic elements of rhetorical theory. Classical and contemporary perspectives on the nature, functions, and scope of rhetoric. Potential texts for analysis include non-fiction prose, novels, short fiction, philosophical treatises, autobiographies, biographies, and speeches.

ENGL 291 Intermediate Writing (3) Writing essays, the revision process, and editing techniques.

ENGL 292 Writing for Change (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department. Recommended: ENGL101. Restriction: Requires application and references. Service learning in collaboration with students at area high schools. Explores how writing can be a tool for social change. Participants serve as mentors, create a performance event concerning a pressing social issue, and compose reflections, literacy narratives, publicity materials, and a multimodal project. Focus on developing critical self-awareness.

ENGL 293 Writing in the Wireless World (3) Recommended: ENGL101. Credit only granted for: ENGL278Z or ENGL293. Formerly: ENGL278Z. A hands-on exploration of writing at the intersection of technology and rhetoric. Students will learn to read, analyze, and compose the kind of multimodal documents (combining text, image, and sound) that constitute communication in our digital world.

ENGL 295 Literature in a Wired World (3) Credit only granted for: ENGL278W or ENGL295. Formerly: ENGL278W. An introduction to the changing nature of books, texts, and narrative in Information Age. Role of book in relation to other media, history of computers and writing, influence of computing on contemporary literature and culture, emerging forms of digital narrative and reading. Practical skills taught range from how to find digital literature and other texts online to using Web media to create literary works.

ENGL 300 Writing about Literature (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENGL301. For students who want to improve their academic writing skills, focusing in particular on literary analysis, argument, style, clarity and engagement with other points of view. Readings from literary texts in various genres and from critical essays. Especially useful to prepare for upper-level courses in English.

ENGL 301 Critical Methods in the Study of Literature (3) Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; or must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program. An introduction to the techniques of literary analysis and a brief survey of the most common approaches to literature.

ENGL 302 Medieval Literature in Translation (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Surveys major works of English and continental Middle Ages. Readings may include romance, lyric and drama, Germanic epic, works of Dante, Chretien de Troyes, Jean de Meun, Christine de Pisan, Malory, English and continental mystics.

ENGL 304 The Major Works of Shakespeare (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL403 or ENGL404. Representative early, middle, and later works, including comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances. Historical and cultural contexts.

ENGL 305 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: An Introduction (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Readings in Shakespeare and contemporaries such as Marlowe, Dekker, Middleton, Jonson, Webster, Chapman, Marston. Elizabethan and Jacobean theatrical and social contexts.

ENGL 310 Medieval and Renaissance British Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Detailed study of selected major medieval and Renaissance works written in England. Cultural attitudes and historical contexts. May include Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon lyric, drama, sonnets; works of women writers, Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney. Some readings in Middle English.

ENGL 311 British Literature from 1600 to 1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. The culture of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Britain seen through detailed study of selected major texts. Drama, poetry, political writings, and early novels by men and women. Authors may include Donne, Milton, Jonson, Behn, Swift, Pope, Montagu, and Wollstonecraft.

ENGL 312 Romantic to Modern British Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Detailed study of selected major texts from the 19th and 20th centuries. Transitions from Romanticism to Victorian age to Modernism. Historical, social, literary contexts. Issues such as rise of democracy; industrial revolution; the "woman question"; revolutions in literary form. Authors might include Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Arnold, T.S. Eliot, and Woolf.

ENGL 313 American Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. A detailed study of selected major texts of American literature from the 17th century to the 20th century. Issues such as race, gender, and regionalism. Authors such as Franklin, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Hemingway, and Morrison.

ENGL 317 African American Literature (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Consideration of key texts in African American literature that explore the experiences of people of African descent in America from the mid-nineteenth century to the contemporary moment. Relationship between literary texts, historical events and cultural formations. Examines a range of texts and genres (autobiography, slave narrative, travel narrative, poetry, essays, fiction), and their contribution to national literary tradition.

ENGL 329 Special Topics in Film Studies (3) Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Studies in various periods and genres of film.

ENGL 331 American Jewish Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Also offered as: JWST341. Credit only granted for: ENGL379L (Spring 2013), HONR229G (Spring 2008), JWST319T(Spring 2013), ENGL331, or JWST341. Formerly: ENGL379L and JWST319T. An exploration of the role played by literature in the development of American Jewish ethnic identity. Primary materials include essays, poetry, plays, short stories, novels, films and music.

ENGL 332 Representing the Holocaust (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Also offered as: JWST346. Credit only granted for: ENGL379J, JWST419I, ENGL332, or JWST346. Formerly: ENGL379J or JWST419I. Different perspectives on how the Holocaust should be represented. Examination of a wide range of texts including fiction, memoirs, critical essays, poems and films in different languages (in translation). Emphasis on the international and comparative nature of Holocaust literary studies and investigation into the propriety of literary representation of historical catastrophe. Consideration of our own role as readers serving as witnesses to an event that has marked itself indelibly in the aesthetic history of the twentieth century.

ENGL 334 The Bible as Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Credit only granted for: ENGL278M (Fall 2010), ENGL379J (Spring 2007), or HONR239Z (Fall 2005). The Bible as a major source of contemporary Western religious symbolism and culture. Exploration of how this literary legacy appears in our own cultural experience. Historical critical and literary critical method and theory introduced and applied to the texts.

ENGL 339 Native American Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Study of selected writers or particular themes or genres in Native American literatures.

ENGL 344 Nineteenth-Century Fiction (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the nineteenth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.

ENGL 345 Twentieth Century Poetry (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL446 or ENGL445. Major British and American poets of the twentieth century.

ENGL 346 Twentieth Century Fiction (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the twentieth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.

ENGL 348 Literary Works by Women (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Also offered as: WMST348. Credit only granted for: ENGL348 or WMST348. The context, form, style and meaning of literary works by women.

ENGL 349 Asian American Literatures (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Study of selected writers, particular themes, or genres in Asian American literatures.

ENGL 352 Intermediate Fiction Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL272; or permission of ARHU-English department. Credit only granted for: ENGL396 or ENGL352. Formerly: ENGL396. A class in the making of fiction. Intensive discussion of students' own fiction. Readings include both fiction and essays about fiction by practicing writers. Writing short critical papers, responding to works of fiction, and the fiction of colleagues, in-class writing exercises, intensive reading, and thinking about literature, in equal parts, and attendance at readings.

ENGL 353 Intermediate Poetry Workshop (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL273; or permission of ARHU-English department. Credit only granted for: ENGL397 or ENGL353. Formerly: ENGL397. A class in the making of poetry. Intensive discussion of students' own poems. Readings in both poetry and essays about poetry by practicing poets. Writing short critical prose pieces, responding critically to colleagues' poems, in-class and outside writing exercises, memorization, and attendance at poetry readings.

ENGL 358 Special Topics in U.S. Latina/o Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Credit only granted for: ENGL358 or ENGL379E (Fall2006). Formerly: ENGL379E. Study of works by U.S. Latina/o writers.

ENGL 359 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Literatures (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Study of selected writers or particular themes in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Literatures.

ENGL 360 African, Indian and Caribbean Writers (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Selected writers from countries formerly colonies of Britain, France, Denmark, etc. Attention to ways regions have developed distinctive political and aesthetic values resulting from indigenous traditions and foreign influences.

ENGL 362 Caribbean Literature in English (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Political and literary traditions that intersect in the fiction, poetry, and drama written in English by Caribbean writers, primarily during the 20th century.

ENGL 368 Special Topics in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Comparisons among the literary traditions in Africa, the Caribbean, and North and South America.

ENGL 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ENGL 370 Junior Honors Conference (1) Restriction: Candidacy for honors in English. Preparation for writing the senior honors project.

ENGL 373 Senior Honors Project (2) Prerequisite: ENGL370. Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program. Research and writing of senior honors project. Strongly recommended for students planning graduate work.

ENGL 377 Medieval Myth and Modern Narrative (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Formerly: ENGL361. Literary patterns characteristic of medieval myth, epic, and romance; their continuing vitality in modern works; and links between Medieval works like "The Prose Edda", "Beowulf", "The Morte D'Arthur", "The Volsunga Saga", and "Grettis Saga" and modern narratives like Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".

ENGL 379 Special Topics in Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL 381 MGA Legislative Seminar (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department. Classroom analysis component of the Maryland General Assembly internship program.

ENGL 383 The Uses of Language (3) Exploration of the social and political aspects of language use, including conversational behavior, persuasive uses of language, social dialects, and language and gender; analytical methods of pragmatics and discourse analysis.

ENGL 384 Concepts of Grammar (3) Introduction to the basic units of grammatical description; motivation for and nature of constituent structure and syntactic categories; fundamental grammatical concepts employed in the teaching and learning of languages.

ENGL 385 English Semantics (3) An introductory study of meaning in language and paralanguage. General semantics, kinesics, linguistic relativity and recent developments in linguistic semantics.

ENGL 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ENGL 388 Writing Internship (1-6) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Credit only granted for: ENGL380 or ENGL388. Formerly: ENGL380. Field work in English.

ENGL 390 Science Writing (3) Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S. Formerly: ENGL393S. Specifically designed for students interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. Exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose in the genres of research articles and proposals. Students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences.

ENGL 391 Advanced Composition (3) Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences.

ENGL 392 Legal Writing (3) Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. Conventions of legal writing and research. Students learn how to read and write about cases, statutes or other legislation; how to apply legal principles to fact scenarios; and how to present a written analysis for readers in the legal profession. Assignments may include the law-school application essay, case briefs, legal memos, and client letters.

ENGL 393 Technical Writing (3) Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. The writing of technical papers and reports.

ENGL 394 Business Writing (3) Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. Intensive practice in the forms of written communication common in the business world-letters, memos, short reports, and proposals. Principles of rhetoric and effective style.

ENGL 395 Writing for Health Professions (3) Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. Focus on accommodating technical material and empirical studies to lay audiences, and helping writers to achieve stylistic flexibility and correctness.

ENGL 398 Topics in Professional Writing (3) Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Professional writing courses that focus on the audiences, conventions, and genres of particular disciplines, professions, or organizations. Examples include writing for the arts, writing case studies and investigative reports, writing about economics, and writing for non-profit organizations.

ENGL 402 Chaucer (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Works read in Middle English. Readings may include Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, dream visions, lyrics.

ENGL 403 Shakespeare: The Early Works (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Close study of selected works from the first half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of early histories, comedies, tragedies. Language, theme, dramatic technique, sources, and early modern English social-historical context.

ENGL 404 Shakespeare: The Later Works (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Close study of selected plays from the second half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of later tragedies, later comedies, romances. Language, theme, dramatic technique, sources, and early modern English social-historical context.

ENGL 407 Non-dramatic Literature of the Sixteenth Century (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Poetic and prose genres--utopia, epic, narrative, lyric, sonnet, oration, epistle, sermon, apologia--in context of the literary and intellectual life of the sixteenth century. Writers such as More, Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, and Spenser.

ENGL 408 Literature by Women Before 1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as: WMST408. Credit only granted for: ENGL408 or WMST408. Selected writings by women in the medieval and early modern era.

ENGL 409 Study Abroad Special Topics IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ENGL 410 Edmund Spenser (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Selected works of Edmund Spenser in their literary, social, and historical contexts. Special attention to The Faerie Queene; also sonnets and lyric poetry.

ENGL 412 Literature of the Seventeenth Century, 1600-1660 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Works from early Stuart through Interregnum period. Major literary genres in historical contexts. Writers such as Donne, Jonson, Mary Wroth, Bacon, Browne, and Marvell.

ENGL 414 Milton (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Poetry and major prose in their social, political, and literary-historical contexts. Special attention to Paradise Lost. Other works may include Samson Agonistes and shorter poems.

ENGL 415 Literature of the Seventeenth Century, 1660-1700 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. English poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction written from the Restoration of Charles II to 1700. Attention to increasing literacy and publication and greater involvement by women in literary production. Authors include Milton, Dryden, Congreve, and Behn.

ENGL 416 Literature of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1750 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. British literary traditions, including the poetry of Pope, the prose of Swift, the correspondence of Montagu, the drama of Gay, and early novels by Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding.

ENGL 417 Literature of the Eighteenth Century, 1750-1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. British poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction, emphasizing innovative forms and attitudes in genres such as the gothic novel and political writings, as well as more traditional works. Authors include Johnson, Burney, Sterne, Burke, and Wollstonecraft.

ENGL 418 Major British Writers before 1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Two writers studied intensively each semester.

ENGL 419 Major British Writers after 1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Two writers studied intensively each semester.

ENGL 420 English Romantic Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. British poetry, drama, fiction, and criticism c.1790 to c.1830, a period of dramatic social change and revolution in literature, philosophy, the arts, industry, and politics. Authors include Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Percy, and Mary Shelley.

ENGL 422 English Victorian Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. A survey of English literature of the Victorian period. Writers may include Arnold, Browning, Tennyson, Dickens, George Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Newman, and Wilde.

ENGL 425 Modern British Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Major Modernist writers in English prose and poetry since 1900. Such writers as Eliot, Larkin, Forster, Burgess, Durrell, Henry Green, Golding, Auden, Malcolm Lowry, Joyce, and Yeats.

ENGL 428 Seminar in Language and Literature (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in English Language and Literature program. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Topics will vary each semester. The course will provide a seminar experience in material or methodologies not otherwise available to the major.

ENGL 429 Independent Research in English (1-6) Prerequisite: ENGL301; and two English courses (excluding fundamental studies requirement); and permission of ARHU-English department. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. An advanced independent research project for qualified students, supervised by an English faculty member, on a topic not ordinarily covered in available courses.

ENGL 430 American Literature, Beginning to 1810, the Colonial and Federal Periods (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Puritanism, the Enlightenment, early Romanticism. Writers such as Bradstreet, Franklin, Brown.

ENGL 431 American Literature: 1810 to 1865, the American Renaissance (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Nationalism, Sentimentalism, Transcendentalism. Writers such as Douglass, Stowe, Melville.

ENGL 432 American Literature: 1865 to 1914, Realism and Naturalism (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Reconstruction, Realism, Naturalism. Representative writers such as Dickinson, James, Dreiser.

ENGL 433 American Literature: 1914 to the Present, the Modern Period (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Modernism, Postmodernism. Writers such as Stevens, Stein, Ellison.

ENGL 434 American Drama (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. American drama from late eighteenth-century to the present; emphasis on theater of the twentieth century. Authors such as Tyler, O'Neill, Hellman, Hansberry, and Albee.

ENGL 435 American Poetry: Beginning to the Present (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Selections of American poetry, from Bradstreet to contemporary free verse. Authors such as Whitman, Dickinson, Bishop, Hughes, Rich, and Frost.

ENGL 437 Contemporary American Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Prose, poetry, drama of living American writers. Current cultural and social issues.

ENGL 438 Major American Writers before 1865 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Two writers studied intensively each semester.

ENGL 439 Major American Writers after 1865 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Two writers studied intensively each semester.

ENGL 440 The Novel in America to 1914 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Survey of the American novel to World War I. Cultural and philosophical contexts; technical developments in the genre. Authors such as Melville, Wells Brown, James, Sedgwick, Chopin.

ENGL 441 The Novel in America Since 1914 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Survey of the American novel since World War I. Cultural and philosophical contexts, technical developments in the genre. Authors such as Hemingway, Cather, Faulkner, Anne Tyler, Morrison.

ENGL 442 Literature of the South (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Survey of fiction and poetry, especially the period 1900 to the present. Authors such as Faulkner, Welty, Glasgow, Wolfe, and Hurston.

ENGL 444 Feminist Critical Theory (3) Prerequisite: WMST200, WMST250, or ENGL250. Also offered as: WMST444. Credit only granted for: ENGL444 or WMST444. Issues in contemporary feminist thought that have particular relevance to textual studies, such as theories of language, literature, culture, interpretation, and identity.

ENGL 445 Modern British and American Poetry (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. The formation of Modernism in British and American poetry before 1930. Such poets as Yeats, Pound, H.D., Eliot, Langston Hughes, Moore, Stevens, and Williams.

ENGL 446 Post-Modern British and American Poetry (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. British and American poets from the 1930s to the present. Such poets as Auden, Williams, Plath, Brooks, Lowell, Wolcott, Ted Hughes, Bishop, Larkin, Jarrell, and Berryman.

ENGL 447 Satire (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. An introduction to English and American satire from Chaucer to the present.

ENGL 448 Literature by Women of Color (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as: WMST448. Credit only granted for: ENGL448 or WMST448. Literature by women of color in the United States, Britain, and in colonial and post-colonial countries.

ENGL 449 Selected Topics in U.S. Latina/o Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Credit only granted for: ENGL449 or ENGL479F. Study of selected works by U.S. Latina/o writers.

ENGL 450 Renaissance Drama I (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Drama of the sixteenth century, from Sir Thomas More's circle through Lyly, Greene, Marlowe, and their successors. Interludes, school drama, comedy and tragedy, professional theater. Influences of humanism, Protestantism, politics, and cultural change.

ENGL 451 Renaissance Drama II (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Drama in early decades of the seventeenth century. Playwrights include Jonson, Middleton, Marston, Webster, Beaumont and Fletcher. Tragedy, city comedy, tragicomedy, satire, masque. Pre-Civil War theatrical, political, and religious contexts.

ENGL 452 English Drama From 1660 to 1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, with special attention to theater history, cultural influences, concepts of tragedy, comedy, farce, parody, and burlesque, as well as dramatic and verbal wit.

ENGL 453 Literary Theory (3) Prerequisite: Two courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. An in-depth study of literary and critical theory.

ENGL 454 Modern Drama (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. The roots of European Modernism and its manifestation in the drama of the twentieth century. Such playwrights as Beckett, Churchill, Stoppard, Wilde, Chekhov, Ibsen, Brecht, O'Neill, Sartre, Anouilh, Williams, and Shaw.

ENGL 455 The Eighteenth-Century English Novel (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. The origins and development of the British novel, from the late seventeenth century until the beginning of the nineteenth. Questions about what novels were, who wrote them, and who read them. Authors such as Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen.

ENGL 456 The Nineteenth-Century English Novel (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Surveys major novels of the period. Attention to narrative form and realism; representations of gender and class; social contexts for reading, writing and publishing. Authors such as Austen, Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope.

ENGL 457 The Modern Novel (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Modernism in the novel of the twentieth century. Such writers as Joyce, Lawrence, Murdoch, James, Forster, Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Ellison, Welty, Nabokov and Malamud.

ENGL 458 Literature by Women after 1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as: WMST458. Credit only granted for: ENGL458 or WMST458. Selected writings by women after 1800.

ENGL 459 Selected Topics in Sexuality and Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Detailed study of sexuality as an aspect of literary and cultural expression.

ENGL 462 Folksong and Ballad (3) A cross-section of American folk and popular songs in their cultural contexts; artists from Bill Monroe to Robert Johnson.

ENGL 465 Theories of Sexuality and Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Also offered as: LGBT465. Credit only granted for: ENGL465 or LGBT465. An in-depth study of the ways in which sexuality and sexual difference create or confound the conditions of meaning in the production of literary texts. Attention to psychoanalysis, history of sexuality, feminist theory, and other accounts of sexual identity.

ENGL 466 Arthurian Legend (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Development of Arthurian legend in English and continental literature from Middle Ages to twentieth century. All readings in modern English.

ENGL 467 Computer and Text (3) Prerequisite: One English course in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Examines electronic literature and other aspects of digital textuality. Topics may include interactive fiction, hypertext, image and sound works, literary games and simulations. Emphasis on critical and theoretical approaches rather than design or programming.

ENGL 468 Selected Topics in Film Studies (3-9) Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-English department. Recommended: ENGL329, CMLT280, and ENGL245. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Credit only granted for: ENGL468, ENGL479E-Spr 2008, ENGL479F-Spr 2009, ENGL479G-Fall 2008, or ENGL479M-Fall 2009/Fall 2010. Advanced studies in various periods and genres of film.

ENGL 470 African-American Literature: The Beginning to 1910 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Beginnings of African-American literature including origins of literary expression in folk tales, songs, and spirituals; slave narratives; pamphlets, essays and oratory; and the emergence of poetry and fiction. Emphasis is on interaction between literary forms and the salient political issues of the day.

ENGL 471 African-American Literature: 1910-1945 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Emergence of modernism in African-American writing including debates over the definition of unique African-American aesthetics, with emphasis on conditions surrounding the production of African-American literatures.

ENGL 472 African-American Literature: 1945 to Present (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Transformation of African-American literatures into modern and postmodern forms. Influenced by World War II and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, this literature is characterized by conscious attempts to reconnect literary and folk forms, the emergence of women writers, and highly experimental fiction.

ENGL 475 Postmodern Literature (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. The origins and ongoing development of postmodern literature. Aspects of the "postmodern condition," such as the collapse of identity, the erasure of cultural and aesthetic boundaries, and the dissolution of life into textuality. The novel and other genres and media.

ENGL 477 Studies in Mythmaking (3) Prerequisite: Two literature courses. Major themes, figures, and configurations of northern European mythology, examining the value of the mythic mode of thought in a scientific era.

ENGL 478 Selected Topics in English and American Literature before 1800 (1-3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL 479 Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800 (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL 482 History of the English Language (3) Prerequisite: ENGL280 or LING200; or permission of ARHU-English department. Origin and development of the English language.

ENGL 483 American English (3) Prerequisite: LING200 or ENGL280; or permission of ARHU-English department. Origins and development of the various dialects of English spoken in the United States.

ENGL 484 Advanced English Grammar (3) Credit only granted for: ENGL484 or LING402. Advanced study of grammatical description.

ENGL 486 Introduction to Old English (3) Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Grammar, syntax, and phonology of Old English. Works read in the original language. Poetry may include "Battle of Maldon," "Dream of the Rood," "Wanderer," "Seafarer," riddles; prose of Bede, Wulfstan, Aelfric, and other writers of Anglo-Saxon period in England.

ENGL 487 Foundations of Rhetoric (3) Credit only granted for: ENGL487 or COMM401. Principles and approaches to the theory, criticism, and historical understanding of rhetorical discourse.

ENGL 488 Topics in Advanced Writing (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Different genres of technical and professional writing including proposal writing, computer documentation, technical report writing, instruction manuals, etc. Students will analyze models of a genre, produce their own versions, test, edit and revise them.

ENGL 489 Special Topics in English Language (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Current topics in language, such as linguistics, history of rhetoric, and composition studies.

ENGL 493 Advanced Writing Theory and Practice (3) Recommended: Satisfactory completion of professional writing requirement. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. Traditional and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and writing theory for advanced writing students who wish to develop their abilities to analyze and produce written texts in professional, public, digital, and/or advanced academic contexts.

ENGL 494 Editing and Document Design (3) Prerequisite: ENGL393 or ENGL391; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Principles of general editing for clarity, precision and correctness. Applications of the conventions of grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage, and organization for logic and accuracy. Working knowledge of the professional vocabulary of editing applied throughout the course.

ENGL 495 Independent Study in Honors (1-3) Prerequisite: ENGL373 and ENGL370. Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; and candidacy for honors in English. Completion and presentation of the senior honors project.

ENGL 498 Advanced Fiction Workshop (3) Prerequisite: ENGL352; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: ENGL496. An advanced class in the making of fiction. Intensive discussion of students' own fiction. Readings include both fiction and essays about fiction by practicing writers. Writing short critical papers, responding to works of fiction, and to colleagues' fiction, in-class writing exercises, intensive reading, and thinking about literature, in equal parts, and attendance at readings.

ENGL 499 Advanced Poetry Workshop (3) Prerequisite: ENGL353; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: ENGL497. An advanced class in the making of poetry. Intensive discussion of students' own poems. Readings include both poetry and essays about poetry by practicing poets. Writing short critical prose pieces, responding critically to colleagues' poems, in-class and outside writing exercises, and attendance at poetry readings.

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