English (ENGL)

ENGL 0900 - Introduction to Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Assists in the development of the basics of written expression and reading, including grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, thesis formulation, complexities of expository works. Pass/No Pass only.

ENGL 1000 - Writing in the Disciplines: Philosophy

Credit(s): 6 Credits

This combined English and Philosophy course focuses primarily on the nature of argumentation and critical thinking through the writing process while engaging significant philosophical issues. Methodological topics covered in the course will include the identification and application of basic elements of critical thinking including deductive and inductive logic, informal fallacies, identifying reputable sources, and the nature of argumentation. Additionally, the course will introduce the student to some of the perennial questions in philosophy including the nature of a good life and happiness, personal identity, the existence of God, and the problem of evil. By learning and then employing basic strategies of effective thinking, communication, composition, and process, students will become more comfortable and adept at composing interdisciplinary writing across various genres. Students will explore the intricacies of the composition process by engaging philosophical concepts, from prewriting to final editing, along with sentence and paragraph organization, grammar, and mechanics as needed. At the end of the course, students will be able to produce an effective philosophical essay, and will be prepared to continue with their other college courses. Prerequisite: special permission from advisor.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 1001 - Writing in the Disciplines: Theology

Credit(s): 6 Credits

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 1040 - Accelerated Reading

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ENGL 1500 - The Process of Composition

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Develops effective personal and expository prose writing skills, including methods of invention, organization, audience analysis, and style. Focuses on the compositional process.

ENGL 1505 - The Process of Composition

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Develops effective personal and expository prose writing skills, including methods of invention, organization, audience analysis, and style. Focuses on the compositional process. Prerequisite: Writing Assessment.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 1900 - Advanced Strategies Of Rhetoric and Research

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies complex structures of language including its logical and persuasive possibilities. Emphasizes analytical reading, critical thinking, and research methodology skills. Prerequisite: ENGL-150, or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 1500, ENGL 1505, ACT English with a minimum score of 25, SAT Verbal with a minimum score of 600, EVIDENCE-BASED READ/WRIT SCORE with a minimum score of 600, English Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1500, or SLU English Portfolio with a minimum score of P)

Attributes: Foundations of Discourse (A&S)

ENGL 1920 - Advanced Writing for Professionals

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Advanced instruction in expository and argumentative writing with issues relevant to engineers.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 1500, ENGL 1505, ACT English with a minimum score of 25, SAT Verbal with a minimum score of 600, EVIDENCE-BASED READ/WRIT SCORE with a minimum score of 600, or English Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1500)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Parks College of Eng, Av Tch college.

ENGL 1930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 1940 - Advanced Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

[Equivalent to ENGL 1900.] Designed for probable majors in English or Humanities. Through study of a subject tied to the research interests of the professor, this course emphasizes critical reading, argumentative writing, rhetorical awareness, and research. Serves as the first in a recommended sequence that includes ENGL 3750, and ENGL 4940. Pre-requisite: ENGL 1500 or equivalent. Offered regularly.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 1500, ENGL 1505, ACT English with a minimum score of 25, SAT Verbal with a minimum score of 600, English Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1500, or EVIDENCE-BASED READ/WRIT SCORE with a minimum score of 600)

Attributes: Foundations of Discourse (A&S)

ENGL 1980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 2005 - Writing & Research Methods

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Required for all incoming SPS students, this course focuses on the elements of rhetoric that govern communication (audience, purpose, discourse community, and context). This course is designed to introduce students to and help them develop the rhetorical strategies necessary for writing and speaking persuasively in academic, work, and public settings. Students will develop their skills of critical reading, writing, and thinking—tools that students will require as they journey through the academic setting of the university and beyond. This course will explore what writing is and why we do it; students will also examine how to compose persuasive arguments and incorporate research methods into writing. Offered every semester.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 2020 - Introduction to Literary Study

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to literary texts, including major terms, methods, and concepts.

Prerequisite(s): (English Waiver per Advisor with a minimum score of 1900 or ENGL 1900)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2025 - Intro to Literary Study

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to literary texts, including major terms, methods, and concepts.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 2250 - Conflict, Social Justice and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Cultural Conflict and Social Justice. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Urban Poverty - Social Justice

ENGL 2350 - Faith, Doubt and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Faith and Doubt. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - this course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2400 - Introduction to Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to drama, including major terms, methods, and concepts.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the 1818 Advanced College Credit college.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2450 - Nature, Ecology & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Nature and Ecology. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2550 - Gender, Identity & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Gender and Identity. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 2600 - Introduction to Short Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to short fiction, including major terms, methods, and concepts. Offered regularly.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2605 - Introduction to Short Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to theoretical and methodological approaches to short fiction, including major terms, methods, and concepts. Offered regularly.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

ENGL 2650 - Technology, Media & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Technology and Media. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2750 - Film, Culture and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Film and Culture. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres - including drama, poetry, and fiction - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Film Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2850 - Nation, Identity & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of nation and identity. Through reading a wide variety of genres - including drama, fiction, and poetry - the course engages students in literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative and reflective writing.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3030 - The Writer as Reader

Credit(s): 3 Credits

In this course, we’ll consider what it means to read like a writer (vs. a scholar) and practice doing this kind of reading ourselves on a range of short fiction. Students will complete weekly assignments that will be alternately critical (craft-oriented) or creative in nature and write a craft-oriented paper. Prerequisite: ENGL 2xxx.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2000

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3040 - Writing Literacy Narratives

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Enables students to understand what reading and writing mean to them, and to appreciate why cultures struggle for literacy. Students will write several essays/narratives. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3050 - Creative Writing: Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction through reading and writing to common poetic forms. Offered regularly. Prerequisite: One ENGL 2000 Level Course.

Prerequisite(s): 1 Course from ENGL 2000-2999

Attributes: English Creative Writing, English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3060 - Creative Writing: Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction through reading and writing to the fundamentals of short story writing, with some attention to the problems of longer narrative forms. Offered regularly. Prerequisite: ENGL 2xxx.

Prerequisite(s): 1 Course from ENGL 2000-2999

Attributes: English Creative Writing, English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3065 - Creative Writing: Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction through reading and writing to the fundamentals of short story writing, with some attention to the problems of longer narrative forms. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3070 - Creative Writing: Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction through reading and writing to the fundamentals of drama writing. Offered regularly.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 190

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3080 - Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction through reading and writing to different aspects and modes of prose nonfiction, e.g., journal writing, the personal essay, and the development of individual style.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 190

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3090 - Creative Writing: Poetry and Translation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A study through reading and writing of the problems involved in literature and translation. Specific techniques will be introduced through translation exercises. Emphasis may be on poetry, fiction or drama. Prerequisite: ENGL 2xxx.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2000

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3100 - Topics in Creative Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected topics in creative writing: content varies.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Film Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3110 - American Short Story

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies short stories by nineteenth and twentieth-century American authors, to show the unity and diversity of the form from the beginning to the present. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3130 - American Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines American fiction from the 19th century to the present, including cultural trends and historical contexts. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3140 - Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies poetry to show the unity and diversity of the form from the beginning to the present. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3170 - European Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will familiarize students with the wide range of European dramatic literature. Close attention will be paid to the plays’ social, political, and economic contexts, their illustration of literary and dramatic form and practice, and what makes them work as texts for performance.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3180 - Film

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

A study of selected films to show the diversity of films from the beginning to the present.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Film Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3190 - Literature of Ridicule and Satire

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines satiric literature from Aristophanes to the contemporary American novel. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3200 - Detective Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines detective and international spy literature. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3210 - Fantasy and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines literature about imaginary beings and worlds, including chivalric romance, fairy tales, and ghost stories. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3220 - Film and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines works of literature and film. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Film Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3230 - Journalism and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines works of literature and journalism. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3240 - Reading the Female Bildungsroman

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Although as a genre the Bildungsroman has traditionally focused on the intellectual, social, and moral education of a male hero, women have variously employed this genre to tell alternate stories focused upon female intellectual, social, and sexual development. This course provides a critical examination of the American Female Bildungsroman. Students will consider American novels, films and television shows that depict a girl’s emergence into an often hostile national and social order to consider how gender affects selfhood, citizenship, and authorship.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Film Studies, Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Diversity in the US (A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 3241 - Young Adult Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Exploration of trends and issues in young adult literature, from its modern origins in the 1960s to its most recent thematic and literary innovations. Designed with beginning teachers in mind but also intended to meet the needs of English majors and others with a general interest in the topic.

Attributes: English Form & Genre, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3250 - British Literary Traditions to 1800

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representative works of medieval, renaissance, restoration, and eighteenth century British literature in light of historical and cultural developments. Strongly recommended for majors. Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BS Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800, Medieval Renaissance

ENGL 3260 - British Literary Traditions after 1800

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representative works of nineteenth and twentieth century British literature in light of major historical and cultural developments. Strongly recommended for majors. Spring semester.

Attributes: English History & Context, British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3270 - American Literary Traditions to 1865

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representative works in American literature from the beginnings to 1865 in light of major historical and cultural developments. Strongly recommended for majors. Fall semester.

Attributes: American Literature, English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3275 - American Literary Traditions to 1865

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representative works in American literature from the beginnings to 1865 in light of major historical and cultural developments. Strongly recommended for majors. Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3280 - America Literatures after 1865

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representative works in American literature after 1865 in light of major historical and cultural developments. Includes coverage of issues of cultural diversity (e.g. race, class, gender) in relation to American literary culture during the period. Strongly recommended for majors.

Attributes: American Literature, English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Urban Poverty - Exclusion, Diversity in the US (A&S)

ENGL 3285 - American Literary Traditions after 1865

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representative works in American literature from1865 to the present in light of major historical and cultural developments. Strongly recommended for majors.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1905

Attributes: American Literature, English History & Context, Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3290 - Topics in American Literary Traditions

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines selected topics and areas in American literary traditions: content varies.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3295 - American Literary Traditions: Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Special topics in American literary traditions: content varies.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: English History & Context, Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3300 - Eastern European Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Studies literary reactions to and treatments of some of the most sweeping changes in Europe. Offered frequently.

Attributes: English History & Context, International Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 3310 - World Literary Traditions I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies selected literary works from the ancient world through the Renaissance. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, Global Citizenship (A&S), Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3320 - World Literary Traditions II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Intended as a continuation of ENGL 340, studies selected works of literature from the seventeenth-century to the present. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, Global Citizenship (A&S), Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3330 - World Literary Traditions III

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies selected fiction, drama or other topics from a diverse range of authors. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, Global Citizenship (A&S), International Studies, International Studies-Arts, Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3335 - World Literary Traditions III

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies selected fiction, drama or other topics from a diverse range of authors. Offered occasionally.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: Global Citizenship (A&S), Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3340 - Modern Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies the variety and range of modern contemporary literature. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3350 - Selected Major British Authors

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A study of several major British writers. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3353 - Scottish Literature: Rediscovering the Voices

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of key events and connections in Scottish history, politics and society, and their effects on Scottish literature. Close readings of texts from the Highlands, the East Coast, Edinburgh, Clydeside, and Orkney. Development of literary analysis and critical thinking skills, as well as effective response through discussion and written essays.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3355 - Selected Major British Authors

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A study of several major British writers. Offered occasionally.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

Attributes: English History & Context, Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3360 - Contemporary Irish Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the genres and themes in contemporary Irish literature and culture, including modernist literary texts, and aspects of Irish culture. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3370 - The Oxford Christians: Tolkien, Lewis and Williams

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to the works of Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams, examining their popularity, and their place in history. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3380 - The Classics and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines classical epics, tragedies, comedies, lyrics and myths and their adaptations in English literature from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: Classical Humanities, Catholic Studies-English, English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3390 - Literature and Film of World War II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the rhetoric of American representation of its experience of World War II, and how the war shaped the American experience. Offered frequently.

Attributes: English History & Context, Film Studies, International Studies, Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3400 - War in Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines how literature and film have represented war. Students will read literary, historical and journalistic texts, and will view films. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3470 - Introduction to Shakespeare

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines a selection of Shakespeare's major works with a focus on his appeal as a popular author as well as his achievement as a major poet and craftsman. Offered every semester.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3490 - 19th Century British Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the development of British literature from 1800-1899, including the various genres and forms, cultural trends and historical contexts. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English History & Context, International Studies, Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3491 - Public Health and the Victorian Home

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will focus on nineteenth-century homes and other aspects of the built environment, as depicted in poetry, short stories, and novels by George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, and other major authors of the period.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3492 - The Golden Age of Children’s Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The Victorian and Edwardian eras have often been considered the "golden age" of children's literature, thanks to classics like Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1871), Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (1883), and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911). This class juxtaposes works like these with Victorian-era child psychology.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3500 - Literature of the Postcolonial World

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representative works and major literary, historical, and cultural developments in the postcolonial literatures of Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Strongly recommended for majors. Offered regularly.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 190

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Film Studies, Global Citizenship (A&S), International Studies, British Lit after 1800, Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 3510 - African American Literary Traditions I: Before 1900

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines African American literature prior to 1900 including works of literature, essays, poems and short stories.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3515 - Special Topics:

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Cultural and Interdisciplinary Studies: This course will focus on literature as seen from special viewpoints and perspectives.

ENGL 3520 - African American Literary Traditions II: After 1900

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines African American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries including works of literature, essays, poems and short stories. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Urban Poverty - Exclusion, Diversity in the US (A&S)

ENGL 3530 - Topics in African American Literary Traditions

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines selected topics and areas in African American literary traditions: content varies.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 190

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3535 - African American Literary Tradition: Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Special topics in African American literary traditions: content varies.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3540 - Literature of the African Diaspora

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to the fiction and poetry of Black African and African -American writers.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

Attributes: African American Studies, English Culture & Critique, Global Citizenship (A&S), International Studies, International Studies-Africa, Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3545 - Literature of the African Diaspora

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to the fiction and poetry of Black African and African -American writers.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: African American Studies, Global Citizenship (A&S), Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 3550 - Native American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the ways in which Native American writers struggle to maintain their cultural identities and how they tell stories. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Diversity in the US (A&S)

ENGL 3560 - Ethnic American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the ways in which ethnic American writers tell and write stories, and what "ethnic" and "American" mean as concepts. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Diversity in the US (A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 3565 - Ethnic American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the ways in which ethnic American writers tell and write stories, and what "ethnic" and "American" mean as concepts. Offered occasionally.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1905

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Prof. Studies Students Only, Diversity in the US (A&S)

ENGL 3570 - Writing Sex in the Middle Ages

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines medieval texts in various genres that represent sexuality and gender. Offered frequently.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3580 - Literature of the Natural World

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies modern and contemporary literary texts as social, aesthetic, and humanistic foundations for environmental and ecological perspectives. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3590 - Nature and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines literary works reflective of the world of nature and the environment. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3591 - Monsters of Europe: Nature and Monstrosity in European Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course tracks literature's engagement with the relationship between monstrosity and nature across various historical moments. Prerequisite 2000 - level ENGL Literature course.

Prerequisite(s): 1 Course from ENGL 2000-2999

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3600 - Women in Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Analyzes works authored by and about women; studied from a feminist perspective.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 3610 - The City and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines representations of the city in literature and film including how Americans use the city as fundamental cultural space. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3620 - Topics in Spirituality and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies literature that considers the nature of God and of spirituality, broadly defined: content varies.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3630 - Disaster Narratives

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course reflects on the nature and implications of selected disasters by considering their real-life effects, both on innocent victims caught by forces beyond their control and on perpetrators. Prerequisites: PHIL 105 or 205 or equivalent; and ENGL 190.

Prerequisite(s): 1 Course from ENGL 190-192 and 1 Course from PHIL 105-205

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3640 - British Culture and Travel

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Combines the study of literary works, along with travel to London (during Spring break). Spring semester and requires a $1500 travel fee.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3650 - Science Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A survey of futuristic fantasies that emphasize science and technology.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Film Studies, Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3660 - LGBTQ Literature and Culture

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces twentieth- and twenty-first century LGBTQ culture through literature, film and television. Examines key late 19th and early 20th century literary texts key to the emergence of an LGBTQ literary tradition; also surveys the emergence of LGBTQ film and television culture, with examples drawn from early Hollywood through the present.

Attributes: English Culture & Critique, Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 3700 - The Bible & Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies poems and narratives from scripture, e.g., Genesis, the Psalms, and the Gospels, with attention to literary works based on the Bible.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3730 - Introduction to Medical Humanities, Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines narratives of illness experience to understand illness and health as historically and culturally constructed; students interpret representations of suffering, confusion, despair, hopelessness, and hope that people experience when confronted with illness. Pre-requisite: a 2000-level English course or English Departmental permission.

Prerequisite(s): 1 Course from ENGL 2000-2999

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, English Culture & Critique, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Medical Humanities

ENGL 3740 - Medicine and Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines literature dealing with medicine, medical issues, and the relationship between medicine and literature. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, English Culture & Critique, Literature BS Requirement(A&S), Medical Humanities

ENGL 3750 - Writing about Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores ways to write effectively about literature, stressing skills in analysis and theories and methods of reading. Recommended for English majors.

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3760 - Topics in Rhetorical Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to advanced methods of rhetorical criticism through the study of rhetorical theory and literary theory. Students study the rhetorical expression and effects of literary texts, including fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction. Students also study the rhetorical structure of criticism and practice those structures in their own writing. Recommended for students with interests in legal studies, professional writing, communication, political science, and philosophy.

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3850 - Foundations Rhetoric & Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

English 300 introduces students to the field of rhetoric and writing through a sustained engagement with its practices and principles. Work in the course stresses the importance of primary research, document design, effective writing, and audience awareness, considerations that will shape the professional lives of students.

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument, Rhetoric, Writing, Technology

ENGL 3854 - Teaching the Writing Life

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the basic issues in rhetorical theory and writing pedagogy as they apply to secondary education in English. No prerequisites.

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument

ENGL 3860 - Public Rhetoric

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to advanced methods of rhetoric, persuasion, and deliberation in both print and digital formats. Recommended particularly for students pursuing the English department concentration in Rhetoric, Writing, and Technology.

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument

ENGL 3870 - Technical Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

English 3870 is designed to introduce students to the principles of technical writing. Technical writing is the presentation of technical material in written and visual formats that are user-centered and context-specific. The course and its principles are grounded in rhetorical theory, which students are introduced to throughout the semester.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 190

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument

ENGL 3880 - Writing Personal Narratives and Memoirs

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will enable students to write in a way that creates more meaning in their lives, to describe what reading and writing mean to them, and understand personal writing practices. Students will write about 4 essays/narratives (16-35 pages) and a process journal.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 190

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3885 - Writing Personal Narratives

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will enable students to write in a way that creates more meaning in their lives, to describe what reading and writing mean to them, and understand personal writing practices. Students will write about 4 essays/narratives (16-35 pages) and a process journal.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1905

ENGL 3890 - Writing Consulting: Forms, Theories, Practice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This hands-on, discussion-oriented course trains students to become staff writing consultants in University Writing Services. Coursework includes weekly writing, assigned reading, participating in projects, and engaging the diverse community of SLU. Students will learn to guide a writing consultation, work within various genres, and respond to writing at various stages.

Attributes: English Rhetoric & Argument, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3910 - Internship

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4000 - Business and Professional Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Teaches business and professional writing from a rhetorical perspective. Involves case studies based on research in actual professional settings, with special attention to strategic planning and rigorous revision and editing. Offered every semester.

ENGL 4005 - Business and Professional Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Teaches business and professional writing from a rhetorical perspective. Involves case studies based on research in actual professional settings, with special attention to strategic planning and rigorous revision and editing. Offered every semester.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2005

Attributes: Prof. Studies Students Only

ENGL 4010 - New Media Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

New Media Writing explores such questions as: what is the impact of new media technologies on the composition and distribution of texts, on the work of persuasion and identification, and on the cultivation of ethos and identity? This exploration takes place across multiple, short writing assignments, podcasts, and multimedia projects.

Attributes: Rhetoric, Writing, Technology, Film Studies

ENGL 4020 - History of Rhetoric I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to the history of rhetorical theory in the West and centers on the long-standing debate between rhetoric and philosophy concerning the nature of persuasion. Focuses on major thinkers, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian, and studies their influence on both medieval and renaissance rhetoric.

ENGL 4030 - History of Rhetoric II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ENGL 403 traces the development of rhetorical theory and practice from the dawn of the Enlightenment up to the present. The course’s attends to how 20th century thinker Kenneth Burke saw rhetoric: the work of bringing people together. The course focuses particular attention on technology’s role in this rhetorical work.

ENGL 4040 - Topics in Rhetoric

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines various aspects of language, literature, culture and communication, using rhetorical theory as a critical apparatus: content varies.

ENGL 4050 - The Craft of Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A workshop for experienced writers addressing a particular aspect of poetic craft, with weekly reading and writing assignments. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4060 - The Craft of Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A workshop for experienced writers addressing a particular aspect of craft, with regular reading and writing assignments. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4070 - The Craft of Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A workshop for experienced writers addressing a particular aspect of playwriting, building from small sketches toward a full-length play. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4080 - The Craft of Nonfiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A workshop for experienced writers addressing a particular aspect of creative nonfiction, with regular reading and writings. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4090 - The Craft of Time in Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A workshop for experienced writers addressing the craft of time in fiction, with regular reading and writings. Offered regularly.

Attributes: English Creative Writing, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4091 - Craft Course: Poetry and Translation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A workshop for experienced writers addressing the problems involved in the translation of literature, with regular reading and writings. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4100 - History of the English Language

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A survey of the main features of Old, Middle and Modern English. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Medieval Renaissance

ENGL 4110 - Introduction to Linguistics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A survey of how the nature and structure of human language, focusing on English, are studied. Offered regularly.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

ENGL 4120 - Language Studies: Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

ENGL 4130 - Literary Theory

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores theories and movements of/about literature, with special emphasis on twentieth century literary theory. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4150 - Ethnic and Race Studies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores the ways in which individuals reflect on their ethnic and racial experience through language and how the terms "race" and "ethnicity" are dynamic, and changing. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Urban Poverty - Social Justice

ENGL 4170 - American Film History

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Explores the issues and developments that characterized the development of film and film traditions in America from the beginnings to the present. Offered frequently.

Attributes: American Literature, Film Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4173 - Irish Cinema

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Students will focus on how Irish film engages with and complicates familiar Irish cultural issues, including nationalism and postcoloniality; the Catholic / Protestant divide; gender and sexuality; nostalgia and landscape; exile and emigration. In addition to exploring modern Irish history and culture, students study Irish cinema in terms of genre and aesthetics.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4176 - Queer Cinema: History, Aesthetics and Activism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course traces the history of Queer cinema from the mid-20th into the 21st century. Students will study the interlocked histories of Queer film and Queer activism to consider how Queer film aesthetics are embedded within and help shape the complex, contested, and politically-volatile history of homosexuality in America and abroad.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4180 - Film Theory

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores theories and movements of/about film, with special attention to twentieth century film theory. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4190 - Topics in Religion & Culture

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Studies the influence of religion on literature and culture.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4200 - Introduction to Old English

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Enables students to read Old English works in the original. At the end students will be prepared to read Beowulf. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4210 - Beowulf

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Enables students to read and translate Beowulf. It will explore comparisons to works in both Old English and Old Norse. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4220 - Intro to Old Norse

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Enables students to read Old Norse works in the original, thereby providing access to the myths and sagas of the Viking age. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4230 - Literature of the Vikings

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores the myths, legends and sagas of the Viking era, including heroic poems. Examines their impact on European culture. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4240 - Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduces students to the characters, narratives, and genres in The Canterbury Tales, and explores their socio-cultural contexts. The tales will be read in the original Middle English. Offered frequently.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800, Medieval (Major) - Literature, Medieval (Minor) - Literature

ENGL 4250 - Chaucer: Troilus and Shorter Works

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores the poems Chaucer wrote outside The Canterbury Tales, including the "dream poems", short lyrics, addresses and begging poems, and Troilus. Offered frequently.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4290 - Topics in Medieval Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Topics in Medieval Literature: content varies.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800, Medieval (Major) - Literature, Medieval (Minor) - Literature, Medieval Renaissance, Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 4300 - Age of Elizabeth

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines non-dramatic poetry and prose from 1558 to 1603, including works by Marlowe, Spenser, Shakespeare, the Sidneys, and Donne. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4310 - Early Shakespeare

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines Shakespeare's plays written during the 16th century, with attention to their variety and development. Fall semester.

Attributes: English History & Context, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4320 - Topics in Shakespeare

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines selected topics and areas in Shakespeare's work: content varies.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800, Research Intensive English

ENGL 4330 - Renaissance Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines plays written during the 16th and 17th centuries by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, including Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Middleton, and Ford. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4340 - Falling in Love in Renaissance

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores selected issues, writers, and writing, exemplifying the literary concerns of the Renaissance. Offered frequently.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Literature BS Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4350 - 17th Century Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines selected writers and writing from the early 17th century to the Restoration, with particular attention to literary development and historical context. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4360 - Milton

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines Milton's major poems and selected prose, with special attention to Paradise Lost. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4370 - Renaissance Literature and Rhetoric

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Familiarizes students with the oral-rhetorical tradition in Renaissance England, focusing mainly on the early Tudor humanist program of rhetoric. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-English, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4380 - Early Women Writers

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the writings of English women in the period from 1600 to 1700, including autobiographies, tracts, letters, fiction, poetry and plays. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4390 - Topics in 16th and 17th Century Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines selected topics and areas in the literature and culture of the early modern period: content varies.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4450 - Topics in Restoration & 18th Century Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines selected topics and areas in the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century: content varies.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4490 - 18th & 19th Century Women Writers

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines women writers and literary traditions in the 18th and 19th centuries including Eliza Haywood, Fanny Burney, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and Christina Rossetti. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800

ENGL 4500 - The Age of Romanticism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies the thought and character of the Romantic Movement in England in the early part of the 19th century, through the examination of representative authors and works. Offered regularly.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4520 - Topics in 18th and 19th Century Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines selected topics and areas in the literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: content varies.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), British Lit prior to 1800, Medical Humanities, Research Intensive English

ENGL 4530 - Medicine, Mind, and Victorian Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will examine Victorian novels, poetry, and short stories from the perspective of nineteenth-century developments in psychology and related mental sciences.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4531 - Mental Illness in Victorian Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course examines depictions of mental illness in Victorian literature alongside secondary readings by prominent literary scholars and historians of science.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4550 - Victorian Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Surveys the panorama of poetry in the Victorian era in an effort to understand the vast changes brought about by this rapidly changing modernizing civilization. Offered regularly.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4580 - Major Victorian Authors and Movements

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Surveys major Victorian authors and/or movements including Tennyson, Brontë, Browning, Dickens, Eliot and Wilde; the crisis of faith, the emergence of women writers, and social critique. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4590 - Topics in 19th Century Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines selected topics and areas in the literature and culture of the nineteenth century: content varies.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4600 - Topics in British Literature 1900 - 1945

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Studies the fiction, drama and poetry of the first half of the 20th century with special attention to Conrad, Woolf, Joyce and Eliot, in an effort to assess the modernism of the period. Offered regularly.

Attributes: International Studies, British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4605 - Major Modernist Writers and Movements

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

This seminar offers a focused, single- or two-author study of writers central to literary modernism. Courses may focus on such writers as Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf and others. Major cultural movements may include Aestheticism / Decadence, the New Woman, Avant-Garde movements, and formal experimentation as response to political and social upheaval.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4608 - 20th-Century British Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Poetry by a range of authors, such as Hopkins, Mew, Yeats, Smith, Eliot, Auden, Nichols, Hughes, Hill, and Duffy in order to explore the development from Modern to Postmodern poetries. No Prerequisites.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4610 - Female/Expatriate Modernism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Addresses the concept of a "female modernism" expounded by such texts as No Man's Land and Gynesis. Readings include early 20th century men's and women's literature that stresses gender ideologies. Offered regularly.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4615 - Queer Modernism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Considers formal experimentation in the arts circa 1890-1930 as informed by concurrent advancements in Queer cultural visibility. Focusing on writers who approached literary form as an extension of sexual experimentation, this course considers the term “queer” broadly— illuminating both non-normative desire and non-normative textual practice. Authors include Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, Quentin Crisp, Sylvia Townshend Warner, E.M. Foster and Christopher Isherwood.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4620 - British Postmodernism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies contemporary British fiction, drama, and poetry through appropriate readings in postmodern theory. Offered regularly.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 4630 - Nationalism and Irish Cultural Revival

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores the conjunction of politics and aesthetics in the art of the Irish Literary Revival. Examines visions of the nation, cultural nationalism and Yeats' influence. Offered regularly.

Attributes: British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4640 - Irish Modernism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines the development of Irish literature in English from 1890-1920. Places Irish writing within a wide range of cultural contexts, including revolutionary politics, aestheticism and decadence, and the rise of the 'national' theatre. Authors include Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J. M. Synge, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey and Elizabeth Bowen.

Attributes: International Studies, British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4650 - Contemporary Irish Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Analyzes the nexus of aesthetics and politics in contemporary Irish culture, including texts written by playwrights, poets, fiction writers, directors, cultural critics and historians. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, International Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4670 - Contemporary Postcolonial Literature and Culture

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines literary representations of social upheavals, post-independence disillusionment, violence, and globalization in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean from the 1970s to the present. Offered regularly.

Attributes: International Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 4680 - Major Post-Colonial Writers

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines major postcolonial writers like Achebe, Rushdie, Desai, Gordimer, Soyinka, and Walcott, including their attitudes to race, politics, language, gender and history. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Global Citizenship (A&S), International Studies, International Studies-Arts, British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4690 - Topics in 20th/21st Century British, Irish, & Postcolonial Literature & Culture

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Examines selected topics and areas in 20th and 21st century British, Irish and Postcolonial literature and culture: content varies.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

Attributes: International Studies, British Lit after 1800, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4700 - American Literary Tradition to 1865

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Identifies and explores emerging themes and methods in American literature in the Puritan, Enlightenment, and Romantic periods. Offered regularly.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4715 - American Postmodernisms

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Avant garde and emerging ethnic literature inspired by the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, 1960s social revolution, the Vietnam War, increasingly global consciousness, and ghetto, suburban, and mass culture. Authors include Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, John Edgar Wideman, Jessica Hagedorn, Margaret Atwood, Chang-Rae Lee.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4720 - Contemporary American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies significant figures and trends that have shaped contemporary American literature. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4740 - 19th Century American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies major American literature of the 19th century, keeping in mind the historical and cultural forces that influenced the writers. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4760 - 20th Century American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies the major American literature of the 20th century, keeping in mind the historical and cultural forces that influenced the writers. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Film Studies, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4770 - 20th Century American Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Surveys major trends and developments from the Imagists and the 20th century traditionalists to the major modernists (e.g. Pound, Williams), to the beats and confessionals of the later century. Offered regularly.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1900

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4780 - Recent American Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores American poetry in its varied forms. Surveys the current state of poetry and maps some possible directions for the future. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4790 - American Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines major American playwrights of the 20th century, the socio-cultural contexts out of which they worked, and the aesthetic canons which their plays helped to form. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4800 - American Short Story

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Surveys representative examples and major practitioners of the short story form from the 19th and 20th centuries. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4810 - Major American Authors

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Examines one or more of the major American writers of the modern period focusing on their influences and their historical and literary contexts. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4830 - Post-1900 African American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores African American writings from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present, through a reading of a variety of literary, critical and historical texts from the Harlem Renaissance to Afro-Centrism. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Research Intensive English, Urban Poverty - Exclusion

ENGL 4840 - Native American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Explores how Native American authors read and write a "different" history, including how storytelling helps create community and a sense of home. Offered regularly.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4880 - Tha Machine Age in American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An analysis of the relationship of industrial and post industrial technologies to the literature and culture of America from the later Nineteenth century to the present.

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4890 - Special Topics: American Literature & Culture

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Topics in American literary and cultural studies, content varies.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 190

Attributes: American Literature, Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4900 - Interdisciplinary Studies

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Studies pertinent writings from an interdisciplinary focus relating literature to other media and other literature. Offered occasionally.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S), Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 4910 - Internship

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4940 - Senior Inquiry Seminar

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course requires intensive reading, writing and research. Students will produce substantial research projects that integrate knowledge and skills developed in prior English coursework. Focus of course content will vary by instructor. Required for all English majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in English or English.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4960 - Senior Inquiry Seminar

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course requires intensive reading, writing and research. Students will produce substantial research projects that integrate knowledge and skills developed in prior English coursework. Focus of course content will vary by instructor. Required for all English majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in English or English.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4962 - Rhetoric, Writing and Technology Capstone

Credit(s): 3 Credits

With a faculty mentor, students apply their knowledge from RWT coursework to plan and develop a well-researched and audience-aware composition (e.g. podcast series, video documentary, public relations campaign, or set of advocacy materials). Fulfills a requirement for the English major with Rhetoric, Writing and Technology concentration. Prereq / coreqs: ENGL 3850 and ENGL 4020 or 4030.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 3850; (ENGL 4020 or ENGL 4030)

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4980 - Advanced Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

May vary from 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 4990 - Senior Honors Project

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Attributes: Literature BA Requirement(A&S)

ENGL 5000 - Methods of Literary Research

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to resources and methods of research central to the scholarly study of literature.

ENGL 5010 - Teaching Writing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to traditional and contemporary theories of rhetoric and composition, with special attention to their application in classroom practice.

ENGL 5020 - History of Rhetoric I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

English 5020 offers an overview of rhetorical history in the West, starting in Ancient Athens and ending in Renaissance Europe. The course focuses on the rhetorical theory of major thinkers in the tradition, including Aristotle, Plato, Isocrates, Cicero, Quintilian, Augustine, Boethius, and many others.

ENGL 5030 - History of Rhetoric II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course begins with the Rhetoric Q&A essay, which has students draft a working definition of rhetoric. Next, the Rhetorical Object Analysis has students investigate the role played by a particular technology in the history of rhetoric. Students also complete a variety of in-class exercises and participate in online discussions.

ENGL 5040 - Problems in Rhetoric

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Focused examination of a specific historical, theoretical, or practical issues in rhetoric and composition.

ENGL 5100 - Literary Criticism: Aristotle

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Historical introduction to the significant epochs in the development of literary criticism from ancient to modern times.

ENGL 5110 - Literary Theory

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the conceptions of the literary text that have influenced the reception and criticism of literature, with special attention to the development of theory through the twentieth century.

ENGL 5120 - Perspectives in Medieval Lit

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Serves to introduce students to literary theory through an examination of theoretical approaches to writings drawn from particular periods or epochs.

ENGL 5130 - Perspectives in Renaissance Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Serves to introduce students to literary theory through a examination of theoretical approaches to writings drawn from particular periods or epochs.

ENGL 5140 - Perspectives in Restoration/British Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Serves to introduce students to literary theory through an examination of theoretical approaches to writings drawn from particular periods or epochs.

ENGL 5150 - Perspectives in 19th Century British Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Serves to introduce students to literary theory through an examination of theoretical approaches to writings drawn from particular periods or epochs.

ENGL 5160 - Perspectives 20th Century British Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Serves to introduce students to literary theory through an examination of theoretical approaches to writings drawn from particular periods or epochs.

ENGL 5170 - Perspectives in American Lit

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Serves to introduce students to literary theory through an examination of theoretical approaches to writings drawn from particular periods or epochs.

ENGL 5180 - Perspectives in Contemporary Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Serves to introduce students to literary theory throuh an examination of theoretical approaches to writings drawn from particular periods or epochs.

ENGL 5190 - History of the English Language

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A survey of the main features of Old, Middle and Modern English. Offered regularly.

ENGL 5200 - Intro to Old English

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon language, its grammar and vocabulary, with particular application to a selection of the most prominent works of Old English Literature.

ENGL 5260 - Intro to Old Norse

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the Old Norse language, its grammar and vocabulary. Select readings in Old Norse mythology and Viking sagas.

ENGL 5270 - Arthurian Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course covers the development of the Arthurian legend from medieval times to the present day, taking in material from Celtic, French, English, and American cultural traditions, but centered on Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur.

ENGL 5290 - Special Topics in Medieval Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 5340 - Anglo-Saxon/Old English Lit

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon language, its grammar ancd vocabulary, with particular application to a selection of the most prominent works of Old English literature.

ENGL 5350 - Beowulf

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ENGL 5710 - American Fiction 1900-1950

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The transformation of American fiction that occurred during the first half of the 20th century, placing emphasis more or less equally upon thematic and aesthetic considerations. The writings of approximately eight authors, encluding Faulkner, Hemingway, and Dos Passos.

ENGL 5800 - Studies in Contemporary Culture

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Media such as film, photography, television, and periodical journalism which supply an indispensable context for study of modern literature. Designed around various themes, styles, and movements.

ENGL 5899 - Professionalization Practicum

Credit(s): 0 Credits

This practicum carves out an official time in an advanced doctoral student's schedule to prepare documents for the job market. By the end of the semester, each student enrolled will either have submitted job applications or have a set of job materials with which to work at a later date.

ENGL 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 5980 - Graduate Reading Course

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 5990 - Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 6040 - Rhetorical Theory

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Major rhetorical theories underlying discourse pedagogy, with special attention to the ways in which specific theoretical positions inform curricular practices.

ENGL 6100 - Studies in Literary Theory

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected issues, developments, or schools in literary theory.

ENGL 6150 - Genre Studies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected writings and issues integral or peculiar to the definition of particular genres or subgenres.

ENGL 6170 - Literary Themes

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Exploration of selected writers, writings, and issues associated by common themes.

ENGL 6190 - Interdisciplinary Studies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected figures, works, and issues studied from the perspective afforded by specific disciplines or media.

ENGL 6250 - Chaucer: Canterbury Tales

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A study of Chaucer's writings with special attention to The Canterbury Tales.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4230

ENGL 6260 - Studies in Chaucer

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected issues in and portions of Chaucer's writings with speical attention to Troilus and Crisseyde and other major works by Chaucer apart from The Canterbury Tales.

ENGL 6270 - Middle English Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Selected issures or representative figures in Middle English literature.

ENGL 6300 - 16th Cent Non-Dramatic Lit

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Non-dramatic figures or currents in the literature of Tudor England.

ENGL 6310 - Renaissance Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Renaissance dramatists other than Shakespeare.

ENGL 6320 - Shakespeare

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected groupings of Shakespeare's works.

ENGL 6350 - 17th Century Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Figures or developments in English literature of the seventeenth century.

ENGL 6360 - 17th Century Prose

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Groups or movements in English poetry of the seventeenth century.

ENGL 6390 - Topics: Renaissance Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Particular issues and developments in the literature and culture of the English Renaissance.

ENGL 6400 - Restoration Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Represtative figures, issues, and developments in English writing of the late seventeenth century.

ENGL 6410 - Restoration & 18th Cent Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Significant figures and developments in English poetry of the Restoration and the eighteenth-century English literature.

ENGL 6420 - Restoration & 18th Century Prose Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The novel and prose fiction writing in Restoration and eighteenth-century English Literature.

ENGL 6430 - Restoration & 18th Cent Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected playwrights, plays, and issures inthe English theater of the Restoration and eighteenth century.

ENGL 6490 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Particular issues and developments in Restoration and eighteenth-century English literature.

ENGL 6500 - Romanticism

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

Selected writers and works of the Romantic period in British literature.

Attributes: Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 6510 - 19th Century Prose Non-Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected writers and works of prose non-fiction in nineteenth-century England.

ENGL 6520 - Victorian Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected figures, works, and issues in nineteenth-century British poetry.

ENGL 6530 - Nineteenth-Century Novel

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected writers, works, and issues in nineteenth-century British fiction.

ENGL 6590 - Topcs in 19th Cent Engl Lit

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Studies in particular issues and developments in British literature of the nineteenth century.

ENGL 6600 - Studies in Modernism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected figures, movements, and developments representative of modernisms in English in the first half of the twentieth century.

ENGL 6610 - Twentieth-Century Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected writers and works of fiction of the twentieth century.

Attributes: Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 6620 - Twentieth-Century Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected figures, movements, and developments in poetry of the twentieth century.

ENGL 6630 - Twentieth-Century Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Selected figures, epochs, and developments in literatures in drama of the twentieth century.

ENGL 6650 - Twentieth Century Postcolonial Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will focus on postcolonial literature and film with attention to current critical theories and approaches. We will examine how novels, poetry, drama and films from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean have impacted postmodern culture as a whole. We will look at the various approaches that have been used to study postcolonial literature and film, including Marxist, feminist and poststructuralist. We will discuss such questions as: how have postcolonial writers and filmmakers used literature and film as tools for social change? How have they chosen to represent their identities?.

ENGL 6690 - Topics in Liture of the 20th Century

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Particular issues and developments in literatures in English of the twentieth century.

Attributes: Research Intensive English, Women's & Gender Studies

ENGL 6700 - Early American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Significant figures, writers, works, and epochs central to the development of American literature in the nineteenth century.

ENGL 6710 - 19th Century American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Representative writers, works, and epochs central to the development of American literature in the nineteenth century.

ENGL 6720 - Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Central figures, works, and issues in American poetry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

ENGL 6730 - 19th Century American Modernism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Writers, works, and issues in american fiction writing, with special attention to developments in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

ENGL 6740 - Studies in American Modernism

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Significant figures, groupings, and developments that shaped American modernist writing.

ENGL 6760 - Twentieth Century American Fiction

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Writers and works of prose fiction of the twentieth century America.

ENGL 6770 - Twentieth Century American Poetry

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Writers and developments in American poetry of the twentieth century.

ENGL 6780 - Twentieth Century American Drama

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Playwrights, plays and issues in the theater of the twentieth century America.

ENGL 6790 - Topics in 20th Century American Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Particular issues and developments in American literature of the twentieth century.

ENGL 6800 - American Short Story

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ENGL 6810 - American Film

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ENGL 6850 - Studies in Comparative Literature

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Writers, works, genres, and issues from a comparative focus that situates literature of the English language in the context of developments in world literature.

ENGL 6890 - Poetry & Theory Of Gender After the 1960s

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ENGL 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 6970 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

ENGL 6980 - Graduate Reading Course

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ENGL 6990 - Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-12 Credits (Repeatable for credit)