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Undergraduate Programs Offered

42.112SI College Writing II ESL Supplemental Instruction - Navitas only. Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 38209
Status Active

College Writing II ESL Supplemental Instruction for Navitas only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 42.112 College Writing II ESL.

42.101SI Intensive Writing Lab - Supplemental Instruction Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 36232
Status Active

Taken simultaneously with College Writing I, the two-credit Intensive Writing Lab offers students supplemental instruction to complement their work in that course. Students who place into the Writing Lab will receive extensive training in grammar, mechanics, and the use of Standard English. The once-per-week lab encourages students' success in College Writing I and in their other classes. The course credit cannot be used to satisfy the credits required for graduation, but may be used to satisfy credits required for full time student status.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 42.101 College Writing.

42.111SI Supplemental Instruction for College Writing I ESL - Navitas only. Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 38178
Status Active

Supplemental Instruction for College Writing I ESL for Navitas students only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 42.111 College Writing I ESL.

42.101 College Writing I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5014
Status Active

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from pre-writing to revision, with an emphasis on critical thinking, sound essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse. Students will write expository essays throughout the semester, producing a minimum of four formal essays.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Anti Req for 42.101 - students cannot receive credit for both 42.101 and 42.111 (103).

42.102 College Writing II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5015
Status Active

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the academic research writing process with an emphasis on entering into academic conversation. Building on the skills acquired in College Writing I, students will learn to write extensively with source material. Key skills addressed include finding,assessing, and integrating primary and secondary sources, and using proper documentation to ensure academic integrity. Students will produce analytical writing throughout the semester, including a minimum of four formal, researched essays.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 or 42.111; Anti Req for 42.102 - students cannot receive credit for both 42.102 and 42.112 (104).

42.110 College Writing A ESL Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33851
Status Active

A workshop course that provides a thorough review of the basics of essay writing in preparation for success in College Writing I ESL, with a focus on the particular needs of multilingual students. Students placed into this course will use the writing process to strengthen the fundamental skills necessary for clear academic writing in English, including the basic rules of grammar and principles of rhetoric. Credit for both 42.100 and 42.110 will not be granted.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Instructor consent required; Anti req for 42.110 - students cannot recieve credit for both 42.110 and 42.100.

42.111 College Writing I ESL (formerly 42.103) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33852
Status Active

Satisfies the first half of the first-year writing requirement, equivalent to 42.101 College Writing I, with a focus on the particular needs of multilingual students. Credit for both 42.101 and 42.111 will not be granted, nor credit for both 42.101 and 42.103.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Instructor consent required; Anti Req for 42.111, 103 - students cannot receive credit for both 42.111 (103) and 42.101.

42.112 College Writing II ESL (formerly 42.104) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5018
Status Active

Satisfies the second half of the first-year writing requirement, equivalent to 42.102 College Writing II, with a focus on the particular needs of multilingual students. Credit for both 42.102 and 42.112 will not be granted, nor credit for both 42.102 and 42.104.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.103/111 Col Writing I-Internatl; Anti Req for 42.112, 104 - students cannot receive credit for both 42.112 (104) & 42.102.

42.200 Critical Methods of Literary Inquiry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31885
Status Active

Examination of diverse critical and theoretical approaches to literature in the development of literary analysis.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I, and 42.102 College Writing II, or English Majors.

42.201 Classical Mythology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5019
Status Active

Literary approaches to Classical Greek and Roman mythology, examining its origins in near Eastern cultures as well as its encounters with Christian Europe. Includes works by Hesiod, Homer, Greek playwrights, Virgil, and Ovid.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.201 Great Books of Antiquity Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5019
Status Active

Studies representative literary selections from the Hebrews, the Greeks, the Romans, and other societies of the ancient world.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.202 Great Books of the Modern Period Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5020
Status Active

Much of what we consider "contemporary" was born out of the modernist period, roughly 1900-1950, and was considered radical, even salacious, in its time.This course provides a sampling of modernist literature. Students will explore this period by examining exemplary texts, numerous historical and social events, and a few films.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.207 English Studies in a Digital Environment Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5024
Status Active

This course introduces students to the study of writing, literature, and culture in the digital environment and to skills necessary for courses in the English Studies option. The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Digital literacy and citizenship, including tools and skills only made possible in the digital environment. Students will read a variety of texts and write in a variety of genres. The course also introduces students to literary and cultural criticism, including close reading skills, various critical approaches, and the practical application of these skills. Emphasis will be placed on the research and writing processes, using MLA-style documentation. The course will also introduce students to the fields of creative writing, journalism, and professional writing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.210 Drama Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5027
Status Active

Presents a study of plays from the classical period to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.211 Poetry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5028
Status Active

Studies selections from the Renaissance through contemporary periods.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.212 The Short Story Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5029
Status Active

Studies the development of the short story from Poe and Chekhov to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.215 The Essay Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5032
Status Active

Studies the essay as the literature of ideas, and presents selections from Montaigne to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.216 Monsters, Apes & Nightmares Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5033
Status Active

This course examines literary responses to science in England and the United States from the early Nineteenth Century to the present. Readings include novels--Frankenstein, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jurassic Park--essays, and poems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.217 The Horror Story Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5034
Status Active

Explores the genre from Poe to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.218 Comedy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5035
Status Active

Presents the theory and practice of comedy from the Greeks to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.220 Oral & Written Communication for Computer Science Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5036
Status Active

The main goal of this course is to enhance the student's understanding of the elements of effective communication, and to put that knowledge into practice in a supportive, co-operative, workshop environment. Limited to Computer Science majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 42.101 College Writing I, 42.102 College Writing II; Computer Science Majors only.

42.222 Oral Communication Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5038
Status Active

Develops and applies the basic speaking skills that can be adapted to a variety of personal and professional contexts. Emphasis is placed on selection, analysis, organization and presentation of speech materials. Practice skills include listening, interviewing and the delivery and critique of extemporaneous speeches.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.224 Business Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5040
Status Active

Studies the theory and practice of writing letters, memoranda and reports on specific business and technical problems. Registration preference for students enrolled in Business programs.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.226 Technical and Scientific Communication Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5042
Status Active

Studies the theory and practice of letters, memoranda, reports and oral presentations on specific scientific and technical problems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.227 Essay Writing for English Majors Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5043
Status Active

Analyzes and discusses the techniques and styles of selected professional essayists as well as the preparation of student essays. Emphasis will be placed on the writing process from prewriting through drafting and revising. English majors and minors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I and 42.102 College Writing II, and English Majors, or English Minors, or BLA-Writing or BLA-English Concentration Only.

42.229 Essay Writing for Non-English Majors Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5045
Status Active

Analyzes and discusses the techniques and styles of selected professional essayists as well as the preparation of student essays. Emphasis will be placed on the writing process from prewriting through drafting and revising. Non-English majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.232 Turning Fiction into Film Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5048
Status Active

Often when we encounter narratives (in the movies or in books) we tend to practice a "suspension of disbelief" letting the story unfold, following the conventions of film and fiction without question This course will direct our critical focus on the mechanisms through whic writers and filmmakers convey meaning to their audiences.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.233 Play Analysis Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36436
Status Active

An introduction to the principles of play construction and the vocabulary and methods of interpreting play texts for theatrical production. Required of all theatre arts concentrators.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I; Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.236 Science Fiction and Fantasy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5051
Status Active

Designed to introduce students to understand science fiction and fantasy within the broader context of literature and literary theory. It attempts to develop and hone student's skills of critical analysis as it supplies them with the tools to contextualize their reading experience - i.e., to understand the origins and politics of the books that they read.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.238 Introduction to Creative Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36923
Status Active

A course for aspiring creative writers among freshman and sophomores which offers an introduction to the craft of creative writing in its primary genres: poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction (emphases will vary depending upon instructor). The focus of this course will be on learning the fundamentals of craft techniques and peer review.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I and 42.102 College Writing II, and English Majors, or English Minors, or BLA-Writing or BLA-English Concentration Only.

42.240 Literature and Women Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5053
Status Active

A survey of literary attitudes toward women from the Judaic and Hellenic periods through the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.242 The Heroine in Modern Fiction Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5055
Status Active

Provides a study of selected short stories and novels which deal sympathetically with the changing roles of women.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.243 Contemporary Women Writers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5056
Status Active

Contemporary Women Writers introduces students to American women writers of the last fifty years. We examine the historical,socio-cultural, political, and personal influences on these writers' work by studying trends and events in recent American history and themes reflected in the works. By studying contemporary women's writing in this contextualized fashion, students can appreciate larger trends in our society, the role writing plays in examining such trends, and the value of literature as an exploration of human growth and struggle. Through discussion, group collaboration, critical analysis, and by designing their own graphic organizers, students gain a breadth of knowledge in the following areas: the themes and stylistic concerns of contemporary American women writers; the key historical events that influence contemporary American women's writing; the critical reading of literary texts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.246 Gay & Lesbian Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5059
Status Active

Explores the treatment of homoeroticism and homosexual love in literature from Antiquity to the present. Emphasis is given to texts reflecting the construction of a homosexual identity and recurring motifs among gay, lesbian, and bisexual writers.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.248 Values in American Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1248
Status Active

Deals with the development and interrelationship of American views on individualism, nature, science, technology, democracy, ethnicity, and the American dream. Readings begin with the Puritans and end with contemporary essayists. Deals with the development and interrelationship of American views on individualism, nature, science, technology, democracy, ethnicity, and the American dream. Readings begin with the Puritans and end with contemporary essayists.

42.249 Literature on Technology and Human Values Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5060
Status Active

A study of the relationship between works of fiction, cultural attitudes toward technology, and social values.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.250 The Bible as Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5061
Status Active

Presents a literary and historical analysis of selected Old and New Testament books.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.251 War in Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5062
Status Active

In "War in Lierature" we will study conflict and human values in times of war, focusing on the literature of World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Content covered includes a selection of representative (and divergent) literary texts written throughout the 20th century in a variety of genres (poetry, essays, memoir, short story, novel, and hybrid forms like the "graphic novel").

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.253 The Culture of American Sport Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5063
Status Active

An examination of the history, literature, sociology, and aesthetics of sport. Attention to corollary issues and values including racism, sexism, and violence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.257 The Family in American Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5065
Status Active

A study of literary selections dealing with traditions of family life, the individual, and social change.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.258 Disability in Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 34574
Status Active

The course will focus on historical and contemporary portrayals of disability and disabled people in literature.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.267 Introduction to Shakespeare Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5074
Status Active

A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies. Not for English majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.274 The Literature of the Beat Movement Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5078
Status Active

Explores both the writings and the personal lives of a loose confederation of poets, novelists, and essayist who emerged onto the American literary and cultural scene following World War II and who came to be known as the -Beat Generation.+ The primary focus will be on the life and writings of Lowell native Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) with others of the -beat circle+ included as well, i.e., Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Diana DiPrima, etc.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.277 American Ethnic Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31898
Status Active

The course addresses the literature of America's immigrant and cultural groups and how it contributes to defining our national character.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.281 British Literary Traditions Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36426
Status Active

A survey of British Literary history from the medieval through the modernist periods.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I, and 42.102 College Writing II, or English Majors.

42.282 American Literary Traditions Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5081
Status Active

A survey of American Literary history from early contact between Native American populations and European colonists through contemporary American writing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I, and 42.102 College Writing II, or English Majors.

42.285 Crime in Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5082
Status Active

A study of how various authors use crime as a plotting device to study character, reveal social order, and critique social institutions.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.286 The Graphic Narrative: Comics in Context Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33659
Status Active

While picture-images date as far back as sthe Egyptian tombs, or the caves of Lascaux, this course wiill consider the development of the modern comic in twentieth-and twenty-first century America. Readings will include not just comics, but also the history of comics, art and literary theory, a novel about comics, and articles that consider the legal, political, and social issues surrounding comics. We will also look at traditional and contemporary comic strips and graphic novels to explore what we can learn from them about American Popular Culture. Comics are on the cutting edge of contemporary literature, and there are many avenues to pursue in the study of this narrative form. This course will include intensive reading and writing, and will ask students to engage with demanding theoretical works, in addition to incorporating a considerable amount of research. While the subject matter can be lighthearted the course takes these texts seriously, and asks for intellectual engagement with the issues and concerns of culture depicted in these words and pictures. (Full proposal and supplemental material available).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.291 History of English Literature I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5083
Status Active

A survey of representative writers and works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the mid-seventeenth century.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.292 History of English Literature II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5084
Status Active

A survey of representative writers and works from Milton into the twentieth century.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.294 History of American Literature I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5086
Status Active

Studies the historical development of American literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War. Selected works by representative authors from each period are studied.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.295 History of American Literature II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5087
Status Active

Studies the historical development of American literature from the Civil War to World War I.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.298 Children's Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32364
Status Active

A survey course covering traditional and contemporary children's literature. Texts are selected to represent different historical periods and a diversity of authorial perspectives. Attention is given to changing views of children and childhood as reflected in selected texts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.300 Intro to Journalism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5090
Status Active

An introduction to techniques of writing for the news media.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.302 Creative Writing: Fiction Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5092
Status Active

Studies the theory and practice of fiction. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.303 Creative Writing: Poetry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5093
Status Active

Discusses the theory and practice of poetry. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.304 Creative Writing: Playwriting Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5094
Status Active

Studies the theory and practice of playwriting. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.305 Reviewing the Arts Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5095
Status Active

Theory and practice of writing short, critical essays in a journalistic mode on the visual and performing arts. Special attention to theater, movie, and television criticism. Conducted as a workshop with close analysis of student work.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.307 History of the English Language Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5097
Status Active

Examines the phonetic, lexical, syntactical, and semantic shifts in the English language from its beginnings to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.308 Analysis of Modern English Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5098
Status Active

A study of English syntax examining traditional, structural, and transformational grammars. Attention to issues of dialect, usage, phonology, and morphology.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.310 Writing Popular Fiction Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5100
Status Active

This course is designed for students who are interested in writing in one or more of the popular forms of genre fiction: the mystery, the horror story, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and the thriller. Class time will be spent discussing and work-shopping student writing. Some time will also be devoted each week to brief lectures on practical matters like choosing between the short story and the novel, finding ideas, constructing plots, building characters, pacing, generating suspense, and marketing one's work. In addition, there will be assigned readings to illustrate the above.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.311 The South in American Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5101
Status Active

A study of the writers, movements, and social culture of the South, from both the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.312 Literature of Colonial America Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5102
Status Active

This course will explore the literatures (including some selections in translation) written during America's colonial era. The periods of exploration, first encounters, settlement, the rise of Anglo-America, the emergence of a national sensibility, and the years of transition in the new republic will be considered. The course will also treat a small selection of nineteenth century texts that present visions and re-visions of the colonial past.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.313 Realism and Naturalism American Fiction Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5103
Status Active

A study of realism and naturalism in fiction from the end of the Civil War to World War I.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.315 Old English Language and Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30353
Status Active

Students will acquire reading knowledge of the Old English language, spending half the semester mastering grammar and vocabulary, and the second half translating texts such as The Wanderer, Dream of the Rood, and Beowulf. Attention will also be given to Anglo-Saxon culture.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.317 British Literature of the Twentieth Century Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5105
Status Active

A study of twentieth-century British short stories, poetry, and drama.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.320 Personal and Reflective Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5107
Status Active

A workshop format encourages peer criticism of individual writings and discussion of models from various texts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.227 Essay Writing for English Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing for Non-English Majors, or 42.238 Intro. to Creative Writing.

42.321 Community Writing I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5108
Status Active

Students work on various writing projects the professor brings into the classroom on behalf of local non-profit organizations. This service learning course provides opportunities for students to learn through thoughtful engagement with the community, applying kowledge of writing gained in the classroom to real world problems. The course will be held in a workshop format with strong emphasis on revision.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.322 Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5109
Status Active

An intermediate level creative writing workshop in nonfiction (personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, etc.).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I, 42.102 College Writing II, and 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.323 Writing About People Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5110
Status Active

A creative non-fiction course run in a workshop format. Writing assignments are equally divided between reflective, personal pieces about people you know and more journalistic, biographical writing about people you don't know. Readings cover both categories.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.324 Writing About Place Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5111
Status Active

Writers throughout time have been thoroughly grounded in place. Students in this course will read and write on a variety of topics: travel, cities, suburbs, dwelling places, nature, environmental issues, etc., in a variety of genres: creative non-fiction, essays, journalism, short stories, poetry, journals. This course will be held in a workshop format with strong emphasis on revision.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.325 The Rise of the Novel Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5112
Status Active

A study of the British novel in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries from DeFoe through Austen.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.327 Victorian Fiction Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5114
Status Active

A study of fiction from 1837 through 1901. May include reading and writing about texts by Dickens, Collins, Gaskell, Bronte, eliot, thackeray, Trollope, Hardy, wilde, and others.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.328 Writing About Women Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30862
Status Active

Writing About Women

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.330 Twentieth Century British Novel Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5115
Status Active

A study of the novel from Conrad through Greene and others.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.331 American Novels to 1900 Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5116
Status Active

A study of the American novel from colonial beginnings to 1900.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.333 American Autobiography Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5118
Status Active

A Study of autobiographical writing from Colonial America to the present. Works from the 17th to the 21st century will allow students to explore the genre of autobiography and related sub-genres, including the captivity narrative, the slave narrative, and the immigration narrative. Readings will also explore literary and political autobiographies.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.335 American Women Novelists Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5119
Status Active

A study of selected novels by American women. Focus on the female voice within the American tradition. Treatment of such issues as domesticity, education, and authorship.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.336 From Beowulf to Tolkien Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38856
Status Active

We will read Beowulf in translation, and discuss contemporary approaches as well as engage with critical traditional questions. We will also read other Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old Norse-Icelandic sagas in translation in order to gain a cultural context for the Beowulf poem. Class will conclude with a look at how Tolkien's books were inspired and influenced by these works.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.337 The Gothic Tradition in Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33662
Status Active

This course will consider works that fall under the very broad genre known as "The Gothic." As this genre is one of highly contested boundaries, we will consider how to define the Gothic, and what exactly constitutes this form. We will look at texts from both England and America, and spanning from the late 18th century to our own times. Our study will focus on the form of the novel, and the development and emergence of the gothic novel from its beginnings in England to its contemporary manifestations in the United States.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.338 Medieval Women Writers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38857
Status Active

Woman have always written and read and participated in culture. This class will explore writings on literary and non-literary genres by woman in the European Middle Ages (600-1500). Students will learn how different pre-modern cultural conditions affected the possibilities for women's authorship, readership, and patronage. We will also examine how women writers interacted with literary traditions and constructions of gender.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.341 Studies in Film Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31938
Status Active

A rigorous examination of a topic of current interests in film studies organized by particular themes, genres or filmmakers.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.342 Women Writers and the Past Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30861
Status Active

Women Writers and the Past

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I; Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.344 Women in Theatre Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38095
Status Active

A study of the significant contributions of woman to the literature and art of the theatre in various periods and cultures. Topics may include: plays written by women, the progress of women in theater, the evolution of female roles, and the portrayal of feminism on the stage.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I; Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.345 British Women Novelists Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5121
Status Active

Selected novels by writers such as Austen, the Brontes, Eliot, Woolf, Bowen, and Drabble.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.346 Homer's Trojan Epics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38591
Status Active

This class will explore the story of the ancient city of Troy from its origins in Homeric epic and classical drama to some of its many European iterations beginning with Vergil's Aeneid. Students will examine how these Trojan texts encode narratives of gender,ethnicity, and welfare, and how they help create an occidental European identity.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I and 42.102 College Writing II.

42.348 Modern American Drama Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5123
Status Active

A study of such playwrights as O'Neill, Odets, Wilder, Williams, and Miller.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.349 Arthurian Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5124
Status Active

Will examine works in modern English translation from a variety of genres (romance, history, tragedy, epic) that tell stories of the mythical King Arthur and the knights and ladies of his courtly world. The course will focus primarily on texts of the medieval and renaissance periods, but will include attention to nineteenth- and twentieth-century versions in poetry, prose, art, music and film.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.351 Literature of the Middle Ages Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5126
Status Active

A study of the prose, poetry, and drama of England from 1200-1500 set against cultural and historical backgrounds.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.353 Literature of the Seventeenth Century Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5128
Status Active

A study of English prose and poetry of the period excluding Milton.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.354 Literature of the Eighteenth Century Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5129
Status Active

A study of the prose and poetry of the period.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.355 Literature of the Romantic Period Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5130
Status Active

A study of English prose and poetry from 1798-1832.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.356 Literature of the Victorian Period Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5131
Status Active

A study of British fiction, poetry, and prose from 1837 to 1901.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.359 Contemporary World Drama Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31899
Status Active

A study of important recent works by playwrights from around the globe.

42.361 Restoration Comedy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5134
Status Active

A study of comic plays from 1660 to the mid-eighteenth century. Focus on the works of Ethridge, Wycherley, Congreve, and Sheridan.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I; Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.362 Modern Drama Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5135
Status Active

A study of selected Continental, British and American plays of the late nineteenth century to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.363 English Renaissance Drama Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5136
Status Active

A study of major dramatists of the Age of Shakespeare including Marlowe, Dekker, Webster, Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Massinger, Ford and others

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.364 African American Drama Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38101
Status Active

A study of the history and development of African American drama, with emphasis on major aesthetic, political, and social movements in African American culture.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I; Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.366 Creative Writing: Poetry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5138
Status Active

Combines discussion and critique of student poems with readings in contemporary poetry and poetics. The focus is on enabling students to develop their individual voices, forms, and subjects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.303 Creative Writing: Poetry.

42.368 Feature Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36427
Status Active

This writing-oriented course will focus on learning how to write feature stories for newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & College Writing II, 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.369 Reading and Writing New Media Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36428
Status Active

This course will focus on learning how to write for electronic media and understanding the changing world of journalism.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & College Writing II, 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.370 Contemporary American Fiction Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5140
Status Active

Discusses novels and short fiction from World War II to the present.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.373 Modern Poetry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5143
Status Active

A study of the development of British and American poetry from 1900 through World War II.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.374 Contemporary Poetry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5144
Status Active

A study of selected British and American Poets since World War II.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.375 Modern Irish Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5145
Status Active

Poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the Irish literary renaissance to the present. Writers will include Yeats, Joyce, O'Casey, Friel and Heaney.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.376 African-American Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5146
Status Active

A study of selected works by black American writers, such as Toomer, Wright, Ellison, Walker, and Morrison.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.377 Theories of Rhetoric and Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36429
Status Active

This course will examine the history and theories of composition and rhetoric, studying the field from its inception to more recent developments and challenges. We will also explore our own writing processes and literary practices. The course is furthermore grounded on the idea that literary practices are shaped by our culture. The course introduces practical approaches to as well as theoretical frameworks beneficial for those interested in composition studies.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I and 42.102 College Writing II.

42.378 Asian American Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36696
Status Active

Asian Americans hold an intriguing place in the cultural imagination: as perpetual foreigners, as so-called 'model minorities' that serve to maintain hegemonic power relations, and as living embodiments of America's memory of its involvement in recent wars. As artists, however, Asian Americans have contributed and impressive body of literary work, and we'll examine some of the most enduring and provocative of these texts. We'll explore themes such as trauma and the immigrant experience, issues of exile and dislocation, Asian Americans' embattled place in our country's history, and the intersections of race and ethnicity with gender and sexuality.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.379 Post Colonial Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36924
Status Active

When the peoples of Africa, India, the Caribbean, Ireland, and Canada finally gained, to a greater and lesser extent, independence from the British during the 20th century, they found that their national, cultural, and individual identities had been radically altered by the experience of colonization. In this course, we will examine how authors have related this postcolonial condition. We will examine a diverse body of texts--poetry which eloquently describe the heroic journey out of colonialism, drama which lays bare the conflicts of assimilation, and novels which fantastically present political struggle--as we determine how postcolonial theory and literature affects and possibly redefines all literature.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I and 42.102 College Writing II.

42.382 Theatre History I: Ancient Greece through the 18th Century Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33541
Status Active

A survey of ancient to early modern theatre in its historical and social contexts, tracing changes and developments in acting syles, theatre architecture, scenic practices, dramatic literature, and the audience. The course examines how theatre both reflects and shapes the changing beliefs and priorities of a culture.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.383 Theatre History II: Nineteenth Century to the Present Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33542
Status Active

A survey of theatre in its historical and social contexts from the 19th century to the present, focusing on innovations in design and technology, the advent of the director, the emergence of modern schools of acting, and the creation of new forms of theatre to suit the changing needs of a modern world.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.387 Introduction to Editing and Publishing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5153
Status Active

Designed for students considering a career in book publishing, this course provides an overview of the publishing industry. You will examine the stages of the book publishing process from acquisition to bound book or e-book, using assignments and examples from school, college, and trade book publishing. You will also consider the specific responsibilities of an editor. The course includes class visits by authors, editors, or publishing executives, as well as a trip to a local printing company.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.388 Undergraduate Seminar on the Teaching of Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5154
Status Active

Training in writing theory for direct application in peer tutoring. Discussion supplemented by experimental exercises, class presentations, reading, and writing. Meets two hours each week. Students tutor four hours each week.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.200 Critical Methods, or 42.227 Essay Writing, or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing, with a B or better.

42.391 Writing on the Job Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5157
Status Active

A study of special problems of writing in business from memos and press releases through reports and proposals, including strategies for correspondence, presentation of complex information, and writing for diverse audiences. For English majors and minors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & College Writing II, 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.392 Visual Rhetoric Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38869
Status Active

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of visual communication. Students will explore what scholars mean by terms such as visual rhetoric and visual literacy in order to think concretely about how these concepts apply to the communication practices they will engage in their academic, professional, and everyday life. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which visual representations communicate culturally-specific meanings about race, gender, class, sexuality, age, nationality, and difference. Assignments include contributions to a course blog, rhetorical analyses of visual texts, design modules, and a multimodal project.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I, and 42.102 College Writing II, and 42.227 Essay Writing, or 42.200 Critical Methods.

42.395 Special Topics in English Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38096
Status Active

This course focuses on the exploration of thematic or issue-oriented or timely topics of interest. The precise topics and methods of each section will vary. Barring duplication of topic, the course may be repeated for credit.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I; Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

42.401 Selected Authors Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31986
Status Active

A study of selected works. Authors to be announced each semester.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.101 College Writing I, and 42.102 College Writing II, and Junior Level.

42.402 Topics in Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5160
Status Active

A study of issues and the practice of skills needed in specific areas of professional writing. Topics to be announced each semester..

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.227 Essay Writing for English Majors, or 42.229 Essay Writing for Non-English Majors, or 42.238 Intro. to Creative Writing.

42.406 Community Writing II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5164
Status Active

Students work for a local non-profit for the semester completing a variety of writing tasks, depending on the placement. In class students apply the principles of rhetoric and use the tools of research and revision to write effectively for their community partner; to articulate in a public presentation a thoughtful, intelligent position on relevant social policy; and to become more active, engaged citizens.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & College Writing II, 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.407 Creative Writing Fiction II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30856
Status Active

Creative Writing Fiction II

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.302 Creative Writing: Fiction.

42.408 Principles of Technical Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32118
Status Active

Provides the fundamental concepts and principles of technical writing, including technical description, audience analysis, editions, document specifications and outlines, graphics, definitions and revising documents. Writing assignments include preparing a document specification, editing and creating graphics.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.412 Software Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32148
Status Active

Focuses on the document preparation process from start to finish, focusing on each stage of the process. Includes documents design, document organization, using examples and illustrations, style, creating an index and the review process.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.408 Principles of Tech Writing.

42.413 Advanced Software Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32149
Status Active

Introduces a range of advanced topice in software writing. Topics may include electronic publishing, hyper text, adanced graphics, document set components, and working in project teams. In this course, the student selects some aspect of the computer industry that interets him/her and documents it.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.412 Software Writing.

42.415 Young Adult Literature-Critical Methods Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5167
Status Active

Using young adult literature as a vehicle, this course considers traditional methods of interpretation and evaluation. Particular attention is given to the analytical, psychological and sociological approaches.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.418 Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38333
Status Active

An advanced creative writing workshop in nonfiction (personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, etc.).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.320 Personal & Reflective Writing or 42.322 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction I.

42.421 Chaucer Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5169
Status Active

A study of the major works of Chaucer in Middle English.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.423 Shakespeare I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5170
Status Active

A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.424 Shakespeare II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5171
Status Active

A study of selected histories, comedies, and tragedies not covered in 42.243. Shakespeare I is not a prerequisite.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.429 Introduction to Literary Theory Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5173
Status Active

A solid introduction to major trends in contemporary critical theory. Emphasis on producing a sample critical paper treating one or more current critical approaches to reading a literary text.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.435 Literary Journalism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38582
Status Active

This course that looks at the genre of Literary Journalism, a largely American Innovation in literature that developed in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Students will closely read and discuss books and articles by literary journalists, seeking to understand the genesis and shifts of this hybridized form (literary techniques applied to true or fact-based stories), and the contributions literary journalism is making to literature, to documentary and witness narratives, to historical records, and to the notions of truth reportage.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 42.101,102, College Writing I and II, and 42.227 Essay Writing, or 42.238 Intro. to Creative Writing or 42.200 Critical Methods.

42.435 Writing About Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38882
Status Active

In this course, students will write about local culture, using a mix of first-hand observation, archival research, and/or contextual or geographic readings of culture of literature produced in the region. This course is designed to serve as a course in a study abroad program or one that focuses on regional authors such as Jack Kerouac or Henry David Thoreau.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.200 Critical Methods, or 42.227/229 Essay Writing, or 42.238 Intro to Creative Writing.

42.437 Newspaper Editing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38592
Status Active

This course will explore the techniques of putting together a student newspaper, focusing on everything from brainstorming for coming up with stories, to writing and editing them, writing headlines and captions, and design and layout. The course also discusses the nature of journalism audiences. It also discusses the practicalities of applying for journalism jobs and writing query letters for freelance writing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I and 42.102 College Writing II.

42.450 Writing Workshop Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5176
Status Active

A capstone level creative writing class: a substantial writing project is developed through the collaborative environment of an advanced workshop. May be repeated for credit when workshop topic is different.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.366 Creative Writing: Poetry II, or 42.407 Creative Writing: Fiction II, or 42.418 Creative Writing: Non-fiction II.

42.479 Senior Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5178
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.490 Directed Studies in Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32037
Status Active

The student develops a plan for a sustained writing project or portfolio and submits preliminary and final versions for critique and evaluation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II and 42.227 Essay Writing/Eng Majors or 42.229 Essay Writing.

42.491 Directed Study in Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5179
Status Active

The student develops a plan of directed reading, defines a problem for individual research, and prepares a paper or papers.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.492 Directed Study in Language Analysis Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5180
Status Active

The student develops a plan of directed readings in linguistics, semantics, or stylistics and defines a topic for individual research.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.493 Directed Study in Creative Writing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5181
Status Active

The student develops a series of projects in creative writing and composes poetry, fiction, or drama.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.495 Practicum in Theater Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5183
Status Active

A part-time full-semester internship at an approved off-campus theater. To be arranged through the Program Coordinator during pre-registration period.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.496 Practicum Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5184
Status Active

An off-campus writing experience for English Majors. Practicum experience is intended to provide students with the opportunity of applying their writing skills in actual business, technical, or professional situations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.

42.498 Practicum-English Study Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 5186
Status Active

A short-term, intensive project related to English study and/or writing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.