ENGL - ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

Department of English Language & Literature (ARS)


ENGL - 1020 WRITING AND GRAMMAR FOR STUDENTS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
[3 hours] Course work focuses on the major grammatical patterns of academic writing in English as well as accuracy in the mechanics of academic writing. The primary emphasis is on these features in the context of the students' own written work. Eligibility by placement exam only. A maximum of 3 semester hours in ENGL 1020 and 1120 may be counted toward fulfilling the 124 hour requirement for graduation.


ENGL - 1100 INTRODUCTORY WRITING
[5 hours] Basic explanatory and persuasive writing; emphasis on fundamental processes of invention, drafting, revision, and editing. Placement through examination or portfolio evaluation. Students receiving a grade of C or better enroll in Composition II; those who receive No Credit enroll in Composition I. From Introductory Writing, Composition I, and Composition II, no more than 6 hours apply toward graduation.


ENGL - 1110 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I
[3 hours] Explanatory and persuasive writing; instruction and practice in generating, focusing, developing, and presenting ideas in ways consistent with one's subject, purposes, and intended audience. Placement through examination or portfolio evaluation or through completion of English 1100 with grade of NC. (ESL students must have completed 1020 with grade of Pass. Students of ESL may be required to take 1120 as a corequisite.) From Introductory Writing, Composition I, and Composition II, no more than 6 hours apply toward graduation.


ENGL - 1120 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I LABORATORY FOR STUDENTS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
[2 hours] The co-requisite of ENGL 1120 is an ESL section of 1110. Graded PS/NC. Writing laboratory using students' writings from ENGL 1110 as well as other supplementary materials. May be required based on placement exam or ENGL 1020 final exam score. (Note: A student required to take this course who does not receive a PS cannot receive a passing grade in an Engl 1110 taken concurrently.) Eligibility by placement exam only. A maximum of 3 semester hours in ENGL 1020 and 1120 may be counted toward fulfilling the 124 hour requirement for graduation. Corequisite: ENGL 1110


NOTE: Only one College Composition II (ENGL 1130-1230) will apply towards a degree


ENGL - 1130 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: BOOKS AND IDEAS
[3 hours] (Not for major credit.) Analytical writing based on selected books. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1140 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
[3 hours] (Not for major credit.) Analytical writing based on aspects of American culture. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1170 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: WOMEN IN SOCIETY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as WMST 1170. Analytical writing about women's roles and identities. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1180 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: FILM FOR COMPOSITION
[3 hours] (Not for major credit.) Analytical writing about film. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1190 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: SCIENCE FICTION
[3 hours] (Not for major credit.) Analytical writing based on science fiction. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1210 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: AMERICAN ETHNICITY
[3 hours] (Not for major credit.) Analytical writing based on one ethnic group's experiences. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1220 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
[3 hours] Analytical writing based on the experiences of African Americans. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1230 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II: THE NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
[3 hours] (Not for major credit.) Analytical writing based on the experiences of Native Americans. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 1930 TECHNICAL WRITING FOR ENGINEERS
[3 hours] Instruction and practice in writing technical reports and documents for the field of engineering. Students will compose on the computer. Prerequisite: MIME 1000; ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2000 THE DOCUMENTED PAPER
[2 hours] Planning and preparing a documented paper. The student may choose a subject from another course taken concurrently. Prerequisite: College Comp II


ENGL - 2010 ADVANCED COMPOSITION
[3 hours] Instruction and practice in writing expository and persuasive prose for a variety of audiences with particular attention to the effect of content and style upon readers. Prerequisite: College Comp II


ENGL - 2700 INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE
[3 hours] A course intended to develop the student's ability to interpret literary works through selected readings in a variety of genres. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2710 READING FICTION
[3 hours] Exploration of various kinds of fiction with goals of literary appreciation and analytical insight. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2720 READING DRAMA
[3 hours] Exploration of various kinds of drama with goals of literary appreciation and analytical insight. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2730 READING POETRY
[3 hours] Exploration of various kinds of poetry with goals of literary appreciation and analytical insight. (not for major credit) Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2800 WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE
[3 hours] A writing-intensive course introducing the process of writing various types of papers and analyzing literary works. Special emphasis on discovering a topic and on revision and structure in expository writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2950 SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING
[3 hours] Instruction and practice in writing informational and analytical reports to varied audiences in medical, scientific or technical fields. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2960 ORGANIZATIONAL REPORT WRITING
[3 hours] Instruction and practice in report writing within an organizational context. Emphasis on the analytical report based on research. Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 or 1110


ENGL - 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[2 hours] Supervised independent study in special topics.


ENGL - 3000 HUMAN LANGUAGE
[3 hours] A non-technical overview of the nature of human language, including issues relating to spoken and written language, language change and language development, and other aspects of language use in a variety of contexts.


ENGL - 3010 CREATIVE WRITING
[3 hours] A basic introduction to creative writing. Students write poems, stories or creative nonfiction which serve as the basis for classroom discussion and for conferences with instructor. Prerequisite: College Comp II


ENGL - 3050 PERSUASIVE WRITING
[3 hours] Analysis of and practice in the techniques of persuasive writing. Emphasis varies from writing about legal issues to writing about issues of public controversy. Prerequisite: College Comp II


ENGL - 3150 LINGUISTIC PRINCIPLES
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 3150. An introduction to modern linguistic theories about the nature and structure of language with emphasis on English.


ENGL - 3250 THE DETECTIVE STORY
[3 hours] A survey of the genre, giving special attention to differences in the British and American versions of the genre. Includes Poe, Doyle, Christie, Sayers, Hammett and Chandler Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, or 2800.


ENGL - 3260 CONTEMPORARY FICTION
[3 hours] A study, primarily for non-majors, of recent trends in American, British and continental fiction. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 3280 CONTEMPORARY POETRY
[3 hours] A study of recent trends in contemporary poetry. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 3360 MAJOR BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETS
[3 hours] A course designed to enhance the student's appreciation and understanding of the art of poetry. Primarily for non-majors. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800 or 3790.


ENGL - 3600 AMERICAN LITERARY MASTERPIECES
[3 hours] A study, primarily for non-majors, of selected American literary works such as "The Scarlet Letter," "Walden," "Leaves of Grass," "The American," "The Great Gatsby" and "The Bear". Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710 or 2800.


ENGL - 3710 LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
[3 hours] A study of the Old Testament from the literary point of view, including ancient poetry, history, romance, short story, hymn, prophecy and wisdom writing. Recommended: ENGL 2700 or 2800.


ENGL - 3720 LITERATURE AND MYTHOLOGY
[3 hours] Study of classical and biblical mythologies in modern Western literature, private mythologies and literary adaptations of patterns from legend and folklore. Recommended: ENGL 2700 or 2800.


ENGL - 3730 FOLKLORE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AMST 3730. A survey of the field of folklore with an emphasis on folk narrative, folk music and material culture in America. Recommended: Consent of instructor and/or Composition II.


ENGL - 3740 FOLKLORE AND LITERATURE
[3 hours] A study in the relationship of oral and written literature. Focus is on the literary uses of folk forms and use of tradition by specific writers and schools. Recommended: ENGL 3730.


ENGL - 3750 WOMEN AND LITERATURE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as WMST 3750. May be offered as Writing Across the Curriculum course. Examines literary works in light of major issues raised by feminist criticism. Specific emphasis varies. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 3760 EUROPEAN LITERATURE TO THE RENAISSANCE
[3 hours] The literary European heritage from its Biblical and Classical origins to the 16th century. (In English translation) Includes such writers as Homer, Virgil and Dante. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 3780 MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] Continental European literature from the l7th to the early 19th century. (In English translation.) Includes such writers as Dostoyevsky, Baudelaire and Rilke. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 3790 CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE
[4 hours] Writing Across the Curriculum Course. An introduction to critical methods based on the study of poetry and long fiction; some consideration of historical forms in those genres. Extensive writing of short critiques and explications. Recommended: Composition II or equivalent.


ENGL - 3800 VISUAL LANGUAGE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as ART 3710. Writing Across the Curriculum course. Lecture/studio, utilizes Toledo Museum of Art collection. Origins of writing, letterforms, artist's books, medieval manuscripts, collaborations, journals, sketchbooks, writing about visual art, concrete poetry.


ENGL - 3810 SHAKESPEARE I
[3 hours] A careful examination of several of Shakespeare's plays and a rapid reading of others. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2720, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 3980 STUDIES IN ENGLISH OR AMERICAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] Group study of a period, genre, author or special literary topic. May be repeated with change of specialty number. Topics will be announced in the semester Time Schedules. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4030 WRITING WORKSHOP IN NONFICTIONAL PROSE
[3 hours] Directed study of nonfiction genres, rhetorical forms and elements of style; extensive practice in the writing and critical evaluation of prose. Prerequisite: ENGL 2010, 3010, or consent


ENGL - 4070 WRITING WORKSHOP IN POETRY
[3 hours] An advanced workshop in writing poetry emphasizing a wider range of readings, craft and technique. Prerequisite: ENGL 3010 or consent


ENGL - 4080 WRITING WORKSHOP IN FICTION
[3 hours] An advanced workshop emphasizing a wider range of readings, craft and technique. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 3010 or consent


ENGL - 4090 CURRENT WRITING THEORY
[3 hours] A study of current theory and research connecting reading, critical thinking and writing with applications of theory to students' writing practice. Prerequisite: College Comp II, ENGL 3790


ENGL - 4100 THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 4100. Description of the changes that have taken place in the English language from the earliest days to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 3150


ENGL - 4110 OLD ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 4110. A study of phonology, morphology and syntax with representative readings in verse and prose. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


ENGL - 4120 MIDDLE ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 4120. Study of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Middle English, with special attention to literary and cultural background. Representative readings in verse and prose. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


ENGL - 4130 AMERICAN DIALECTS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 4130. A study of the major regional and social dialects of the United States, their origins, and the methods of modern dialectology. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 3150


ENGL - 4140 LANGUAGE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4140 and LING 4140. Focuses on the distinctive elements of African American Vernacular English, its historical origins, its sociocultural development, and its implications for pedagogy and language policy.


ENGL - 4150 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY I
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 4150. Focus on the methods of applied linguistics in the broad sense, including their use in studies of first and second language acquisition, language teaching, the teaching of reading and writing, and other related areas. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 3150 or Permission of Instructor


ENGL - 4170 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY II
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 4170. Focuses on theories of second/foreign language acquisition, especially, but not exclusively, as they relate to English as a Second Language. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 4150


ENGL - 4190 ENGLISH STRUCTURE AND LANGUAGE TEACHING
[3 hours] Description of major elements of English structure and applications to language acquisition. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 3150


ENGL - 4200 BRITISH FICTION: 18TH CENTURY
[3 hours] The development and achievement of British fiction in the 18th Century, including Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett and Sterne. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4220 BRITISH FICTION: EARLY 19TH CENTURY
[3 hours] The development and achievement of British fiction from Romanticism to the mid-19th Century, including Austen, Scott, early Dickens and Thackeray. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4230 BRITISH FICTION: LATER 19TH CENTURY
[3 hours] The development and achievement of British fiction in the later 19th century, including the later Dickens, Bronte, Eliot, Hardy and Trollope. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4240 BRITISH FICTION: 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] A study of the major trends in 20th century British fiction with particular emphasis on changes in technique and approach. Includes Woolf, Joyce, Lawrence and Conrad. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4280 AMERICAN FICTION: 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Major developments in content and form of the 20th century American short story and novel. Writers studied include Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald and Steinbeck. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4310 BRITISH DRAMA TO 1642
[3 hours] A study of the drama in England to the closing of the theaters, excluding Shakespeare but including Marlowe, Jonson and Webster. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4340 MODERN DRAMA
[3 hours] A study of Western Drama from the 1870's to the 1930's. Special emphasis on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Brecht, O'Neill, Beckett, Pinter, and Shepard. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2720, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4400 EARLY ENGLISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Reading of "Beowulf," "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," "Pearl," "Morte d'Arthur" and other representative works in translation. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4420 BRITISH LITERATURE: RENAISSANCE
[3 hours] Poetry and prose of the English Renaissance. Authors may include Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare (nondramatic works), More, Ralegh, Queen Elizabeth I and others. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4440 EARLY 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Poetry and prose from 1603 to 1660 and beyond, including such authors as Milton, Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Herbert, Bacon, Cary, Lanyer, Marvell, and others. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4460 BRITISH LITERATURE: RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Drama, poetry, and essays of the Restoration, neo-classical, and pre-Romantic periods. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4500 BRITISH LITERATURE: EARLY ROMANTIC AGE
[3 hours] Poetry, essays and criticism of the early Romantic movement with emphasis on the writings of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Lamb. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4510 BRITISH LITERATURE: LATER ROMANTIC AGE
[3 hours] Poetry, essays and criticism of the later Romantic movement with emphasis on the writings of Byron, Shelley, Keats, Hazlitt and DeQuincey. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4520 BRITISH LITERATURE: THE VICTORIAN AGE
[3 hours] Extensive reading in the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Hopkins and in the prose of Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, Pater and Wilde. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4540 BRITISH LITERATURE: THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Twentieth century British poetry and criticism with particular attention to the works of Hardy, Woolf, Yeats, Lawrence, Auden and Thomas. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4600 EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] The poetry and theology of the New England Puritans, especially Bradstreet and Taylor; the literature of the American Enlightenment, the beginnings of American Romanticism in Bryant and Cooper. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4620 AMERICAN ROMANTICISM
[3 hours] This course focuses on the literature of the United States from the early nineteenth century through about 1865, with concentration on the literary production between 1840 and 1865. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4630 AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM
[3 hours] American literature from the post-Civil War period to the early 20th Century, particularly the fiction of Twain, James, Howells and Stephen Crane; some attention to humor, "naturalism" (in Kate Chopin or Dreiser) and poetry. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2710, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4640 EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN POETRY
[3 hours] Significant developments in American poetry 1900-50 from the perspective of other literary and intellectual movements; includes, among others, such major writers as Frost, Pound, Eliot, Stevens, H. Crane and Williams. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4650 AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS BEFORE THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4650. A survey of African-American prose, poetry, drama and fiction from 1760 to 1915. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4660 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4660. Study of the literary achievement of major African-American writers beginning with DuBois and ending with Gwendolyn Brooks and Ed Bullins. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4680 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE WORLD WAR II
[3 hours] The postwar literary sensibility in poetry and fiction; the influence of existentialism and naturalism; includes such writers as Albee, Barthelme, Bellow, Lowell, Plath and Updike. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4750 THE FOLK BALLAD AND BLUES
[3 hours] Historical development of folk narrative in the form of ballads from England and America. Development of the blues as an American form of folk lyric.


ENGL - 4780 PRINCIPLES OF LITERARY CRITICISM
[3 hours] A comparative study of the principles of literary criticism, including readings from representative critics of all ages, and of basic aesthetic theories underlying the major approaches to literature. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4800 CHAUCER
[3 hours] A study of Chaucer's major poetry with emphasis on the Canterbury Tales. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4810 SHAKESPEARE II
[3 hours] A study of Shakespeare's plays with emphasis on his development as a dramatist. Recommended: ENGL 3810.


ENGL - 4820 MILTON
[3 hours] A study of the poetry and selected prose of Milton. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2730, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4850 STUDIES IN THE WORK OF A BRITISH AUTHOR
[3 hours] Author changes with each offering. Consult Time Schedules for authors to be studied. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, 3790.


ENGL - 4860 STUDIES IN THE WORK OF AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
[3 hours] Author changes with each offering. Consult Time Schedules for authors to be studied. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4870 CAPSTONE COURSE FOR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ENGLISH MAJORS
[3 hours] Literary seminar/writing workshop in which students formulate critical judgments, polish, and synthesize knowledge and skills gathered in the course of the major.


ENGL - 4880 SENIOR SEMINAR IN LITERATURE (CAPSTONE)
[3 hours] Focused study of a significant literary theme, topic, or group of writings. Course work normally includes concentrated reading, discussion, and a substantial writing project.


ENGL - 4890 CAPSTONE: SENIOR SEMINAR IN WRITING
[3 hours] Focusing on a single topic which varies term-by-term, this capstone course offers students the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to write in a variety of genres, e.g. personal essay, poem, documented paper, reportage. Prerequisite: ENGL 3010, or consent of instructor


ENGL - 4900 ENGLISH HONORS SEMINAR
[2 hours] The Honors Seminar is taken in conjunction with the Honors Thesis (English 4960). Required of all candidates for departmental honors. Prerequisite: Approval of the Honors Committee


ENGL - 4950 SPECIAL TOPICS FOR WRITERS
[3 hours] An advanced course in genre writing. Content varies with each offering. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: College Comp II


ENGL - 4960 ENGLISH HONORS THESIS
[1 - 4 hours] Research and writing of a thesis on a topic in English or linguistics required of all candidates for departmental honors. Prerequisite: Approval of the Honors Committee


ENGL - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE
[3 hours] An undergraduate course on a special topic. Consult Time Schedules for topic to be studied and quarter offered. Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.


ENGL - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours] Supervised independent study in special topics of British and American language and literature. Courses may be repeated more than once for credit.


ENGL - 5010/7010 WRITER'S WORKSHOP
[3 hours] Students present their poetry and/or creative prose for peer critique and discussion. Readings in primary texts. Portfolio.


ENGL - 5050/7050 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LITERATURE
[3 hours] An introduction to the methods, history and practice of Comparative Literature, with special attention to the areas of this discipline useful to the student specializing in the study of English or American literature.


ENGL - 5090/7090 CURRENT WRITING THEORY
[3 hours] An intensive study of current theories and research connecting reading, critical thinking, and writing with applications of theory to students' literate practices and research.


ENGL - 5100/7100 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 5100. Study of the origins and development of the English language. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 3150/5150/7150, 4110/5110/7110, 4120/5120/7120, or consent.


ENGL - 5110/7110 OLD ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 5110. Study of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Old English, with special attention to literary and cultural backgrounds. Representative readings in verse and prose.


ENGL - 5120/7120 MIDDLE ENGLISH
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 5120. Study of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Middle English, with special attention to literary and cultural background. Representative readings in verse and prose.


ENGL - 5130/7130 AMERICAN DIALECTS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 5130. A study of the major regional and social dialects of the United States, their origins, and the methods of modern dialectology. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 5150/7150


ENGL - 5140/7140 LANGUAGE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 5140/7140. Focuses on the distinctive elements of African American Vernacular English, its historical origins, its sociocultural development, and its implications for pedagogy and language policy.


ENGL - 5150/7150 LINGUISTIC PRINCIPLES
[3 hours] Course is cross-listed as LING 5150. Intensive study of modern linguistic theories about the nature and structure of language, with emphasis on English.


ENGL - 5190/7190 ENGLISH STRUCTURE AND LANGUAGE TEACHING
[3 hours] Description of major elements of English structure and applications to language acquisition. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 3150/5150/7150


ENGL - 5200/7200 BRITISH FICTION: 18TH CENTURY
[3 hours] A course in 18th Century fiction with emphasis on the novels of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, and Sterne and their relation to historical background and literary theory.


ENGL - 5220/7220 BRITISH FICTION: EARLY 19TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Major developments in British fiction beginning with Scott and concluding with novels of the 1840's; particular attention to the works of one author.


ENGL - 5230/7230 BRITISH FICTION: LATER 19TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Critical study of 19th Century British fiction, particular attention to the works of one author.


ENGL - 5240/7240 BRITISH FICTION: 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Major developments in British fiction from Conrad to the present, with particular emphasis on changes in technique and approach.


ENGL - 5280/7280 AMERICAN FICTION: 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] A study of the chief developments in content and form of the American short story and novel since World War I, partly through intensive analysis of works by selected major writers.


ENGL - 5310/7310 BRITISH DRAMA: 1580-1642
[3 hours] A study of early British drama exclusive of Shakespeare, with particular attention to Elizabethan drama and its background.


ENGL - 5340/7340 MODERN DRAMA
[3 hours] A study of Western Drama from the l870's to the 1980's, concentrating on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Brecht, O'Neill, Williams, Pinter, Shepard and other dramatists, with special attention to modern theories of theater and performance.


ENGL - 5410/7410 OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Study of Old and Middle English Literature, using translations where necessary, with emphasis on major works and genres, cultural, philosophical, and historical contexts and backgrounds.


ENGL - 5420/7420 ENGLISH RENAISSANCE
[3 hours] Poetry and prose of the English Renaissance, including the sonnet tradition; "Spenser's Fairie Queene"; Shakespeare's longer poems; the prose of Ralegh, Hoby, Ascham, and Elyot; "Defense of Poesy"; More's "Utopia."


ENGL - 5440/7440 EARLY 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Early and mid-17th Century non-dramatic texts. Including such authors as Milton, Donne, Jonson, Herrick,Herbert, Marvell, Bacon, and Browne. Non-canonical writing by women and figures of historical as well as literary importance.


ENGL - 5460/7460 RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Drama, poetry, and prose of the Restoration, Neo-classical, and pre-Romantic periods, focusing on literary strategies and themes, political and cultural contexts.


ENGL - 5500/7500 BRITISH ROMANTIC LITERATURE
[3 hours] Study of British Romantic poetry and prose and the historical and intellectual backgrounds of the period, focusing on a broad range of authors.


ENGL - 5520/7520 BRITISH VICTORIAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] Study of Victorian poetry and prose may include the works of such authors as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and others.


ENGL - 5540/7540 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] British poetry of the early 20th century, including the works of such poets as Hopkins, Housman, Hardy, Yeats, Owen, Lawrence, Auden, and Thomas, and the research and criticism relevant to them.


ENGL - 5600/7600 EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] The poetry and prose writings of the New England Puritans and the American Enlightenment with emphasis on Bradford, Bradstreet, Taylor, Franklin, Jefferson, Paine, and Wheatley.


ENGL - 5620/7620 AMERICAN LITERARY ROMANTICISM
[3 hours] American literature from 1798 to 1865, from the beginnings of Romanticism in Bryant and Cooper through the Transcendental movement, with emphasis on Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe and Douglass.


ENGL - 5630/7630 AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM
[3 hours] American literature from the post-Civil War period to the early 20th century: some emphasis on naturalism and humor; such writers as Twain, James, Howells, Dreiser, and Wharton.


ENGL - 5640/7640 EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] Study of American literature from 1900 to World War II, focusing on literary modernism and its social, political, and philosophical contexts.


ENGL - 5650/7650 AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITING BEFORE THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Study of African American prose, poetry, drama, and fiction from 1760 to 1915.


ENGL - 5660/7660 AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITING IN THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] A literary, historical and social consideration of the achievement of black American writers since 1915.


ENGL - 5680/7680 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE WORLD WAR II
[3 hours] Major trends in postwar American literature, including traditional and uncanonical writers. Emphasis may be on poetry or prose by instructor's option.


ENGL - 5750/7750 HISTORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM
[3 hours] A chronological examination of literary criticism, analyzing the variety of claims and practices which contribute to the current frameworks used to interpret and analyze literary texts.


ENGL - 5770/7770 FOLK POETRY: BALLAD AND BLUES
[3 hours] The focus is first the British and American folk and broadside ballad and then the downhome and urban blues.


ENGL - 5780/7780 CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORIES AND CRITICISM
[3 hours] An intensive examination of contemporary literary theories and criticism, focusing on selected issues and on representative theorists and critics.


ENGL - 5790/7790 APPROACHES TO RESEARCH IN ENGLISH
[3 hours] An introduction to the discipline(s) of English, the methods and resources of scholarship in the field.


ENGL - 5800/7800 CHAUCER
[3 hours] An examination of selected works in the light of important theories about medieval literature.


ENGL - 5810/7810 SHAKESPEARE
[3 hours] A study of Shakespeare's plays with emphasis on his development as a dramatist and with readings in major Shakespearean criticism.


ENGL - 5820/7820 MILTON
[3 hours] A study of the poetry and selected prose. Particular attention is given to biography and criticism.


ENGL - 5850/7850 STUDIES IN THE WORK OF A BRITISH AUTHOR
[3 hours] Author changes with each offering. Consult Time Schedules for authors to be studied.


ENGL - 5860/7860 STUDIES IN THE WORK OF AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
[3 hours] Author changes with each offering. Consult Time Schedules for authors to be studied.


ENGL - 5950/7950 TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE AND GENERAL LITERATURE
[3 hours] A seminar in which special problems, specific authors, the foreign relations of English literature, and other subjects can be considered from a comparative perspective. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of an appropriate foreign language


ENGL - 5980/7980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[3 hours] Consideration of a special topic in literature and language.


ENGL - 6010/8010 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH INSTRUCTION: COMPOSITION
[3 hours] For prospective college instructors of composition. Includes supervised teaching of composition. Graded S/U only.


ENGL - 6060/8060 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
[4 hours] Seminar and extensive supervised practice teaching/observation for prospective teachers of English as a Second Language. Graded S/U only. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 6150/8150, ENGL 5190/7190


ENGL - 6150/8150 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY I
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 6150/8150. Focus on the methods of "applied linguistics" in the broad sense, through case studies including research on first and second language acquisition, language teaching, the teaching of reading and writing, and other related areas. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 5150, or Permission of Instructor. Corequisite: ENGL or LING 6160/8160.


ENGL - 6160/8160 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY I LABORATORY
[1 hour] Course is crosslisted as LING 6160/8160. Computer lab for Appl ied Linguistics Research and Theory I. Corequisite: ENGL or LING 6150/8150.


ENGL - 6170/8170 APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH AND THEORY II
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as LING 6170/8170. Focuses on theories of second/foreign language acquisition, especially, but not exclusively, as they relate to English as a Second Language. Prerequisite: ENGL or LING 6150/8150.


ENGL - 6410/8140 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN EARLY ENGLISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in Old and/or Middle English literature.


ENGL - 6420/8420 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN ENGLISH RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in English Renaissance literature.


ENGL - 6440/8440 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in early 17th century English literature.


ENGL - 6460/8460 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in Restoration and 18th century British literature.


ENGL - 6500/8500 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN BRITISH ROMANTIC LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in British Romantic literature.


ENGL - 6520/8520 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in Victorian literature.


ENGL - 6540/8540 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in 20th century British literature.


ENGL - 6600/8600 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in early American literature.


ENGL - 6620/8620 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERARY ROMANTICISM
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in American literary Romanticism.


ENGL - 6630/8630 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in American literary realism.


ENGL - 6640/8640 SEMINAR: STUDIES IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in 20th century American literature.


ENGL - 6960 MASTER'S RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours] Research on, and writing of the master's paper.


ENGL - 6980/8980 SEMINAR: LITERARY TYPES AND SPECIAL TOPICS
[3 hours] Seminar on a specialized topic in English studies.


ENGL - 6990/8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours] By permission of department; may be repeated for additional credit.


ENGL - 7960 DOCTORAL READINGS
[1 - 10 hours] Graded S/U only.


ENGL - 8020 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH INSTRUCTION: LITERATURE
[3 hours] Seminar for prospective college instructors of literature in English. Includes supervised teaching of an introductory literature course. Graded S/U only.


ENGL - 8030 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH INSTRUCTION: LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
[3 hours] Seminar for prospective college instructors of linguistics and English language. Includes supervised teaching of an introductory courses in grammar and language. Graded S/U only.


ENGL - 8960 DISSERTATION RESEARCH
[1 - 15 hours] Graded S/U only - Maximum of 30 hours.

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