English

Writing Intensive Courses
A number of courses currently offered by the English Department fulfill the general education writing requirement. These courses are marked in the semester course brochure with a W. These courses have as their minimum prerequisite ENG l0l, ENG l45 or appropriate placement. The following courses offered by the department carry the "W" label:

ENG l02 Introduction to the Creative Process
ENG l05 Introduction to Poetry (W sections only)
ENG l06 Introduction to Fiction (W sections only)
ENG l07 Introduction to Drama (W sections only)
ENG 200 Literature III
ENG 242 Poetry Writing Workshop
ENG 243 Fiction Writing Workshop
ENG 245 Technical Writing
ENG 255 Advertising, Copy Writing and Promotion
ENG 270 Basic News Writing
ENG 27l Human Interest Writing
ENG 273 Editing and Copyediting

With Permission of the instructor and writing sample:
ENG 335 Fact-Based Opinion Writing
ENG 339 The Creative Essay

Criteria for a course carrying the "W" or writing intensive label:

l. The course involves research which includes the gathering and written analysis of information, data, perceptions, evidence, background, observations or arguments as are appropriate to the subject or genre of the course.

2. The course involves the student in a writing process which may take the form of exercises, discussions, logs, reactions to readings, role playing, personal reflection, group work, critical thinking, multiple drafts, freewriting or other activities that integrate the research with the author's objectives and evolve toward clear and effective writing for a purpose and an audience. As it unfolds, the writing process of the course exposes students to some of the essential issues that writers face-for example, organization, tone, voice, accuracy of expression, dramatic effort, authenticity, and level of diction.

3. In a writing intensive course students produce at least one substantial piece of polished or finished writing, writing that has gone through a full cycle of writing process from initial idea to final polish and presentation.

4. Students in a writing intensive course will be required to generate documentation displaying, as an average, at least one "page" of student writing for every 50 minutes of class time. This documentation may take several forms, for example, a comprehensive portfolio which includes research notes, responses to assignments and readings, freewritings, logs, drafts, web text or any number of other types of writing appropriate to the subject or writing genre of the course.

ENG 098 Basic Writing Skills 3 SH
This course focuses on the basic elements of grammar and punctuation and teaches the student what sentences and paragraphs are. By the end of the course, the student should be writing sentences that are free of most of the basic grammar errors and paragraphs that are unified and coherent. Credit not applicable toward graduation. Grading P/F only. Every semester.

ENG 101 Habit of Writing 3 SH
This course will instill in students the habit of writing. They will use writing to master challenging subject matter and discover their own legitimate and powerful relationship to that material. Students will learn how to convey their own ideas persuasively. Prerequisite: ENG 098 or appropriate placement.

ENG 102 Introduction to Creative Process 3 SH
The course serves as an introduction to the creative process that goes into any kind of writing: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and even technical writing. Writing projects in different genres will help students develop their own working methods and discover how to match these methods to the specific requirements of a writing task. Prerequisite: ENG l01 and 145 or appropriate placement. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 105 Introduction to Poetry 3 SH
Study of varieties of poetry - pastoral, elegy, lyric, ballad, sonnet, epic - in order to introduce students to a cross-cultural literary form. The course opens poetry to novices and develops their ability to read highly concentrated language. Not for major credit. Every semester. Prerequisite: W sections only: ENG l0l and 145 or appropriate placement. Non-W sections have no prerequisite. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 106 Introduction to Fiction 3 SH
Study of representative novels and short stories in order to develop students' abilities to read prose fiction carefully. The course informs students' understanding of how the literary form suits both an author's and an age's aesthetic. Not for major credit. Every semester. Prerequisite: W sections only: ENG l0l and 145 or appropriate placement. Non-W sections have no prerequisite. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 107 Introduction to Drama 3 SH
Study of representative plays from various cultures and eras. Students will develop a basic understanding of tragedy and comedy and the human conflicts that teach resolves. Not for major credit. Every semester. Prerequisite: W sections only: ENG l01 and 145 or appropriate placement. Non-W sections have no prerequisite. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG/LAT 122 Readings from Latin Literature 3 SH
Readings in English of Latin literature from the time of the Punic Wars to the end of the Middle Ages. Readings will include poetry, drama, novels, and history. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 160 Literature I 3 SH
A selection of literary texts from different periods, cultures and genres, designed to introduce students to literary study. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 161 Literature II 3 SH
A second selection of literary texts from different periods, cultures and genres, designed to introduce students to literary study. The course does not presume knowledge of texts covered in ENG 160. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 200 Literature III 3 SH
A third selection of literary texts from different periods, cultures and genres, designed to introduce students to literary study. In addition students will be introduced to a variety of contemporary critical methods. Successful completion of either Literature I or Literature II is recommended but not required before taking this course. Prerequisite: ENG 145 or 101 or appropriate placement. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG/THR 205 Literature for the Stage I 3 SH
See THR/ENG 205

ENG/THR 206 Literature for the Stage II 3 SH
See THR/ENG 206 General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 207 The Poem 3 SH
Students will read a variety of poems from different cultures, time periods and aesthetics and learn how to enter into the figurative and metaphoric language that poems employ. They will also have an opportunity to write and discuss their own poems with the aim of further understanding poetic language. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or appropriate placement. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 208 Contemporary Stories and Essays 3 SH
A survey of recent fiction and non-fiction that provides an overview of the cultural and social trends found in works of contemporary literature and essays. The course develops students' abilities to examine whether the literature and essays generate culture or culture generates literature and essays. A key focus of the course will be on the real or imagined nature of the differences between fiction and non-fiction. The completion of at least one 100-level course is desirable before taking this course. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 220 Humor, Wit and the Comic 3 SH
Initial focus will be on the original meaning and use of the terms humor, wit, and comedy and the evolution of each term's literary significance: the various forms and styles of humorous or comic writings from ancient times to the present; subsequent course focus will be on specific works concerned with the idea of humor and its relationship to theme, style, character, plot and the boundaries of humor, wit and comedy. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 221 The American Dream in Literature 3 SH
This course will provide an overview and analysis of the American Dream as it is depicted in various works of literature. The course complements the historical overview of the history department's analysis of the American Dream. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 222 Gender Roles in Literature 3 SH
This course is a study of the gender roles most frequently associated with males and females through the ages and the various ways that gender has been interrogated, rebelled against, and modified by various societies. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 223 Sacred Texts as Literature 3 SH
This course will analyze sacred texts as works of literature, exploring the stories, themes and images which convey the spiritual message. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 224 Literature and Science/Technology 3 SH
Examination of literary texts that explore the intersections, connections, and conflicts between literature and science/technology. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 225 Speculative Fiction 3 SH
A study of the fantastic in literature. Such genres as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and detective fiction may be explored. The instructor will choose a specific genre to focus upon during the term and representative texts from that genre will be used to examine its key themes and issues. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 226 Rebels and Revolution in Literature 3 SH
Individual rebels challenge commonly held spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, political, and economic values. Rebels who can organize large groups can, and have, overthrown nations. This course will take a close look at the individual rebel and at least one major revolution. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 227 Ethnicity and Identity in Literatures 3 SH
This course will focus on various authors and texts to explore the unique and similar struggles between various ethnic groups. It will examine the connections and distinctions between the dominant and marginalized cultures. It will focus on the ethnic culture's group-identity, as well as the individual's quest for self-identity. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 228 Love, Sex and Identity in Literature 3 SH
This course will analyze three of the most common themes in literature and the arts in general. Various authors and texts will be examined in order to explore the connections and differences between love, sex and identity. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 242 Poetry Workshop 3 SH
This class will be a workshop where students will be introduced to the writing of poetry. Each student will be encouraged and helped to develop his/her poetic talents. Emphasis will be placed on the actual language of the poems and the extent to which the students succeed in saying what they set out to say. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 145 or appropriate placement.

ENG 243 Fiction Writing Workshop 3 SH
This is an introductory workshop in writing short fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or appropriate placement.

ENG/THR 244 Playwriting Workshop 3 SH
See THR/ENG 244

ENG 245 Technical Writing: Reports 3 SH
Students may write many short papers on technical matters. Typical description, memoranda, information reports, and a somewhat lengthy formal report. Students learn the shorter paragraph and shorter sentence style of the technical writer. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or appropriate placement.

ENG 255 Advertising, Copy Writing and Promotion 3 SH
An introduction to the skills necessary for preparing copy in relation to graphic design and layout. Students will study techniques applicable to radio, television, newspaper and magazine advertising and writing. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or appropriate placement.

ENG 270 Basic News Writing 3 SH
A workshop teaching the 5-W news story as a model for the writing process. Required for most professional writing options. Every semester. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or appropriate placement.

ENG 271 Human Interest Writing 3 SH
A workshop on the basics of writing about people, including techniques for bringing observation, setting and emotion into the story. Alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or appropriate placement.

ENG 272 Campus Writers' Workshop 1-6 SH
A workshop concentrating on work at a campus publication. Open to reporters, editors and staff of campus newspapers, journals, newsletters, or public information centers. The workshop meets one hour per week, requires seven to ten hours per week of work at the publication and is usually taken for one credit each semester. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENG 273 Editing & Copyediting 3 SH
A workshop focusing on both substantive editing where the editor reworks a piece to improve its structure and on copyediting which affects style, grammar and spelling. Alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 145 or appropriate placement.

ENG/SPA 280 A Study of Don Quixote 3 SH
A thorough reading in English of the novel, "Don Quixote," in the historical and cultural context which contributed to its becoming the quintessential expression of the Spanish soul. Alternate fall semesters. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG/SPA 283 The Fiction of Jorge Luis Borges 3 SH
A thorough reading of English of the Borges canon. A discussion of his short story technique which imposes an artistic order on the chaos of the modern world. Alternate spring semesters. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 298 Faculty Developed Study 3 SH

ENG 299 Student Developed Study 3 SH

ENG 307 Shakespeare I 3 SH
Study of Henry IV, Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest and representative nondramatic poems. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 308 Shakespeare II 3 SH
Study of Richard II, Henry V, Lear, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale and representative nondramatic poems. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 3l5 Introduction to Critical Methods 3 SH
A study of the practice of literary criticism and contemporary theories and their applications to a variety of types of texts, from literature to photography. Fall semester. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor.

ENG 316 Literature and Human Consciousness 3 SH
This course will examine the wide variety of ways authors incorporate psychological and consciousness issues into their texts. It may focus on the theory of a particular thinker (e.g., Freud, Jung) or on a issue (e.g., the "stream of consciousness") or some other psychological concern as it investigates how literature may illuminate and raise significant questions about the workings of the human mind. This course may be repeated one time for credit provided that the post colon subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 317 Introduction to Linguistics and Semantics 3 SH
The course will introduce students to the theoretical areas of phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, language variation, language acquisition, etc. Students will learn what language is and how we achieve meaning in language. They will learn the standard linguistic analyses useful for both spoken and written language. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor.

ENG/JLA 321 Legal Writing, Research and Analysis 3 SH
Legal research, interpreting and analyzing laws, rules and legal decisions; applying statutory and case law to particular fact situations; preparation of legal memoranda. Extensive library time will be required. Fall semester.

ENG 322 Literature and Philosophy 3 SH
A critical study of philosophical questions and their embodiment in literary texts of different periods. Comparisons of philosophical literature from different periods and cultures. This course may be repeated one time for credit provided that the post colon subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 323 Epics in Literature 3 SH
Critical study and analysis of a selection of epics from different periods, cultures, and countries. This course may be repeated one time for credit provided that the post colon subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 324 British, Irish and Post-Colonial Literatures 3 SH
This course will focus on several seemingly disparate authors or periods in the great literature produced in England, Ireland and the former African, Caribbean, Asian and Pacific colonies of the British Empire. Significant similarities and differences between authors and periods will be highlighted in order to gain a better understanding of the ever-changing cultural, social and literary climates in which this literature in English was written. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the post-colonial subject matter is different. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 333 The Editorial Environment 3 SH
This workshop will concentrate primarily on two major professional writing issues: libel and copyright law and working with others in an editorial setting. Alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite: one 200-level writing course.

ENG/WS 334 Women Writers 3 SH
The intention is to conduct a thorough literary analysis of a variety of works of literature in all genres written by women. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 335 Fact-Based Opinion Writing 3 SH
A workshop introducing students to the process of writing fact-based opinion such as is found on television, the web, in magazines and newspapers. Alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite: ENG 146 or one 200-level writing course or permission of the instructor.

ENG 337 Teaching Writing in the Schools-- Elementary and Middle School 3 SH
A practical orientation to the composing process for potential and already-practicing elementary and middle school teachers. The course provides a theoretical and practical approach to the knowledge about rhetoric, composition, and developing learners that has recently come out of leading graduate schools. This course is especially recommended for elementary English education majors. Prerequisite: two literature courses above the 100-level or permission of the instructor.

ENG 338 Writing About Specialized Subjects 3 SH
A workshop focusing on the requirements for becoming a writer who specializes in writing about a field such as computers, sports, legal affairs, education, science, the environment, animal rights or other. Students choose a field to concentrate on for the semester. Alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: One 200-level writing course or permission of the instructor.

ENG 339 The Creative Essay 3 SH
This workshop focuses on the kind of essay that combines factual incident and autobiography with a "story" approach that seeks epiphanies and the kind of emotion and characterization usually associated with fiction. Alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: ENG 146 or one writing intensive course or permission of the instructor.

ENG 340 Public Relations Writing: Concepts and Practices 3 SH
A workshop introduction to basic public relations (PR) writing for corporate, governmental and other organizations. Students will prepare press releases and write up PR campaigns. Prerequisite: ENG 250 or ENG 270 or permission of instructor. Alternate fall semesters.

ENG 342 Advanced Poetry Writing 3 SH
Advanced workshop in poetic technique. Students' writing will be directed towards publication. Prerequisite: ENG 242 or permission of instructor.

ENG 343 Advanced Fiction Writing 3 SH
Workshop in the more sophisticated, technical problems of fiction writing. The presentation and practice of advanced techniques will be accompanied by discussion of preprofessional concerns such as marketing a manuscript. Prerequisite: ENG 243 or permission of instructor.

ENG 346/THR Advanced Playwriting Workshop 3 SH
See THR/ENG 346.  General Education: Humanities/Fine Arts.

ENG 347 Teaching Writing in the Schools-High School 3 SH
A practical orientation to the composing process for potential and already-practicing high school teachers. The course provides a theoretical and practical approach to the knowledge about rhetoric and composition that has recently come out of leading graduate schools. Prerequisite: two literature courses above the 100 level or permission of the instructor.

ENG 376 World Literature 3 SH
This course will focus on two seemingly disparate but important literary figures or two different historical periods. Significant similarities and differences between the authors and periods will be highlighted in order to gain a better understanding of the ever-changing global cultural, social and literary climates. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.  

ENG 377 The Literature of War 3 SH
This course will explore the literary artist's depiction of two wars, giving some attention to the issues that gave rise to them, the areas in which they were fought, and the participants. The focus of the course will be on the literary conventions used in depicting the wars and the often-divergent points of view. This course may be repeated one time for credit provided that the subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, and one 200 level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 378 American Literature: Author/Author or Period/Period 3 SH
This course will focus on two seemingly disparate American authors or two different American historical periods. Significant similarities and differences between authors and periods will be highlighted in order to gain a better understanding of the ever-changing American cultural, social and literary climates. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 379 Biography and Autobiography 3 SH
Critical study of selected autobiographies and biographies. Analysis of various kinds of life writing from different periods, cultures and/or literary movements. This course may be repeated one time for credit provided that the subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: ENG 160 or 161, one 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. General Education: Humanities/Lit.

ENG 429 Children's Literature 3 SH
This course helps students gain an appreciation of literature suitable for children. The history of children's books and their authors and illustrators is studied. A wide acquaintance with prose and poetry, old and new, is made in an attempt to establish criteria for judging books for children of various ages. Emphasis is also given to the different ways of presenting literature to children. This course may not be taken as credit to fulfill requirements for the English literature major and writing option.

ENG 430 Literature for Adolescents 3 SH
A study of literature for adolescents with emphasis on standards for selection and use of the various types of literary material for the secondary and middle school student. Prerequisite: ENG 160 and 161, one 300-level literature course or permission of the instructor. This course may not be taken as credit to fulfill requirements for the English literature major and writing option.

ENG 442 Text, Image, Desktop Production 3 SH
This workshop introduces students to the process of conceptualizing and designing a publication from the editorial philosophy to the technology of desktop publication. Required for most professional writing options. Each student will invent and produce a sample desktop publication during the spring semester. Prerequisite: one 200-level writing course or permission of instructor.

ENG 446 Topics in Professional Writing 3 SH
A writing workshop course on a "hot" topic in the writing profession. Prerequisite: one 200-level writing course or permission of instructor.

ENG 450 Seminar in Major Author (s) 3 SH
An intense focus on one or two major authors who have contributed significantly to literature. Major issues and themes raised in the author's' texts will be discussed, as well as their writing styles and their overall contribution to a particular period of literary history. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: completion of at least one 300-level literature course or permission of the instructor.

ENG 453 Seminar in Literary Movement or Topic 3 SH
An intense study dealing with a specific literary movement or topic (for example, romanticism, irony, the evolution of criticism). Students will read fiction and non-fiction in order to gain a thorough understanding of the sharply focused subject. The course may be repeated for credit provided that the post colon subject matter is not the same. Prerequisite: completion of at least one 300-level course or permission of the instructor.

ENG 462 The Book: From Writing to Publishing 3 SH
Workshop on the conception, organization, development and publication of books. Students will choose either to begin their own book or to examine in detail a facet of the publishing industry. Prerequisite: 300-level writing course or permission of instructor. Alternate fall semesters.

ENG 465 Thesis Project 3 SH
In this course professional writing students design and complete a substantive writing project. Prerequisite: The student must have completed a total of six 200-or 300-level writing courses before taking this class.

ENG 470 Senior Seminar 3 SH
This course will revisit a limited number of texts that students encountered early in their careers as English majors. Students will be asked to bring to bear the knowledge and skills acquired in the pursuit of their major as they re-encounter these texts at a more profound level. Prerequisite: successful completion of ten courses in the major.

ENG 490 Internship/Practicum Study in Writing 3 SH
This course is for students engaged in a writing internship or independent project requiring at least 12 hours per week. The student must draw up a contract describing the specific project or internship. The semester's work is completed under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, the professional writing coordinator or the department chair.


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