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Undergraduate English

2012 Fall Term

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3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH

English 101

An introduction to the reading and writing of college-level prose. Study of short stories, novels and essays. Composition of short papers and essay examinations. Restricted to students with ACT English subscore of 17-29 (SAT verbal 430-699) or completion of English 90.


3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH

English 102

A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.


3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH HONORS

English 105

An accelerated course in the reading and writing of college-level prose that satisfies the Proficiency writing requirement for students in the University Honors program. Study of the major literary genres, and composition of substantial papers and a library research paper. NOTE -- students will be able to receive AP or other test credit for English 101 and ENGLISH 102, but they may not enroll in English 101 or ENGLISH 102 for credit after completing this course.


3 Units

ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

English 161

Principles of written composition adapted to individual foreign students. Includes intensive drill in grammar and mechanics. Also involves individual practice in spoken English. Required of all students whose first language is not English. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 101 University Proficiency Requirement.


3 Units

ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

English 162

Continuation of ENGLISH 161. Vocabulary and idiom development through selective readings, and introduction to research methods. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 102 University Proficiency Requirement.


3 Units

CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE (DV)(GH)

English 201

Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context, examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression.


3 Units

BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)

English 206

A survey of British literature from the Old English period through the eighteenth century.


3 Units

AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)

English 226

A survey of American literature from the seventeenth century through the Civil War to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.


3 Units

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING

English 230

Students will be introduced to current practices in and theories behind what makes a good editor and writer and learn to read as editors, paying attention to the details of writing professionally. They will learn the processes of revising, fully correcting, and preparing a manuscript for publication.


3 Units

CLASSICAL MYTH AND LEGEND AS SOURCES FOR LITERATURE (GH)

English 251

An examination of classical myths and legends and how they are used in various periods and genres of English literature.


3 Units

AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (GH)

English 260

Explore American environmental literature (creative non-fiction/fiction/poetry) from its orgins, with special attention to key authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Leslie Silko, Rachel Carlson, Annie Dillard and Bill McKibben.


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)

English 265

Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry and short stories) by people of color to offer students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and challenges of diverse groups of people in American society: African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino/a. This body of literary works will be studied through the historical/political prism of each group so that students will be acquainted with the background of the literature.


3 Units

CRITICAL WRITING IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH

English 271

This course will help students become proficient in the skills of research, organization, writing, and revising that they will need in upper-division English courses. Students will learn both the general conventions of academic writing about literature (literary criticism) and the specific methods of some of the most important kinds of literary criticism.


3 Units

CREATIVE WRITING (GH)

English 274

Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)

English 281

An introduction to the basic tools and concepts for the study of language through study of the sounds, grammar, vocabulary, history, and cultural context of English.


3 Units

LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS

English 310

This course will explore the history and development of adolescent literature, with special emphasis on the period since 1960. Recent novels which have proven popular and influential with young people and teachers will be analyzed using literary and educational criteria. Participants will consider works within the context of intellectual freedom and potential censorship.


3 Units

ANCIENT WESTERN LITERATURE (GH)

English 321

A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from ancient times through the Renaissance.


3 Units

MANUSCRIPT EDITING

English 330

Apply and further develop the basic skills needed to prepare a book or scholarly manuscript for publication. The focus will be on the conventions and procedures of editing a manuscript, particularly editing for correctness and style, following the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style, the bible of book publishers.


3 Units

AMERICAN MODERNISM

English 348

A survey of the major developments in American Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of Modernism.


3 Units

AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS (DV)

English 368

A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American and Asian-American women.


3 Units

ADVANCED COMPOSITION

English 370

A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.


3 Units

TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING

English 372

Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.


3 Units

POETRY WRITING

English 373

An intensive course in the writing of poetry requiring a minimum of 250 lines of good verse (after revision). The course will consider examples from some of the best contemporary verse, as well as criticism by students and the instructor of student work.


3 Units

PROSE STYLISTICS

English 378

Introduction to analysis of prose style through intensive study of a broad range of contemporary styles ranging from popular to business, technical and academic styles. Application of the principles of style in student writing. PREREQ: Completion of upperclass writing requirement in your major.


3 Units

HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE

English 382

A detailed study of change and the conditions for change in the sounds, vocabulary, and grammar of English from its first records through the present.


3 Units

RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION

English 402

Sixteenth Century British Literature introduces the students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the period. The course will acquaint students with the historic, philosophical, political and aesthetic principles in this period to enlighten and interest students and to develop their critical thinking skills.


3 Units

SHAKESPEARE

English 404

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-405.


3 Units

THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM

English 416

A study of the prose and poetry of the major writers of the Romantic period in English literature.


1-3 Units

TOPICS IN TECHNICAL WRITING

English 436

Variable topics course that will comprise such topics as technical writing theory, graphics use and design, research, and writing and editing for specific fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, geoglogy/geography, engineering, law, academia, information technology, environmental studies, instruction/help manuals, and training manuals.


3 Units

MAJOR AUTHORS

English 460

Intensive study of the works of a major writer or related writers and their contributions to literature and culture, the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with a change of topic.


3 Units

CURRENT THEORIES OF COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS

English 471

A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluating of student writing. Recommended for Juniors and Seniors only.


3 Units

THE CURRENT WRITING SCENE

English 477

An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.


3 Units

CREATIVE NONFICTION

English 479

This workshop introduces students to the history, theory, tradition and practice of creative nonfiction in its many forms, including the edited journal, personal essay and memoir, nature essay, literary journalism, and academic/cultural criticism. Through a mix of seminar-style discussions, graduated writing assignments, and intensive workshop response and revision, students work to develop a substantive portfolio (40-50 pages) of their own work by the end of the semester.


3 Units

CONTROVERSIES IN CRITICISM

English 483

As the capstone course for English Literature and English Education majors, Controversies in Criticism is a seminar that focuses on a major critical debate. The students will examine a cluster of critical responses to a specific controversy and draw on their knowledge of literature to shed discipline. The specific controversy addressed will vary.


1-6 Units

APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING

English 493

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Internships, as available, in business or government for suitably prepared students wishing to make careers as writers. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in degree.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

English 497

Variable topics.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

English 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.


3 Units

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH

English 90

A course for students whose reading and writing skills need improvement through study of basic grammar and rhetoric before they attempt other English courses. This course does not count toward the 120 credits required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Studies requirements, nor may it be counted toward the English major or minor. It may not be taken by students who are simultaneously taking or have satisfactorily completed another English course on this campus. Required for students with an ACT English subscore of 16 or lower (SAT verbal 429).


2 Units

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

English 91

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A workshop offering individualized instruction to students in need of improvement in basic writing skills. This does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation. Repeatable.

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