2014 Spring Term
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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.
A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.
GRAMMAR REVIEW FOR FORMAL WRITING
A five week intensive review of the principles of grammar, punctuation, and usage that are associated with formal English for future educators and business, and other professionals.
ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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.
ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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.
INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LATINO/A LITERATURE (DV)(GH)
The course will present students with the diverse U.S. Latino experiences, by introducing them to texts that examine literary works by authors of Latino/Latina backgrounds, in their historical context and cultural context.
BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II (GH)
A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.
FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING
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.
AMERICAN LITERATURE II (GH)
A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE (GH)
This course will survey the Bible and some other related Near Eastern literature, focusing on the development of genres, motifs, and other literary forms that have influenced the form and content of Western literature, including the parable, the proverb, the loss of Eden, exile and return, origin stories, and hero stories.
THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL (GH)
A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)
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.
CRITICAL WRITING IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH
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.
CREATIVE WRITING (GH)
Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.
INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)
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.
LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
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.
This couse introduces students to new literatures in English and to new ways of reading canonical British/American literature. The focus is on developing an understanding of colonial discourse through a study of its literary manifestations, its impact on colonized cultures, and the resistance strategies of colonized peoples to subvert colonial power.
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.
THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE
An exploration of major works by writers of mid-nineteenth-century America, such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, and Dickinson, with consideration of their historical context.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO PRESENT (DV)
A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
LITERATURE ON FILM (GH)
This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with topic change.
THE GRAMMAR OF STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH
This is a course in the grammar of relatively formal and planned written English. We will review a vocabulary for talking about the structural choices that are available to writers of English, and use this vocabulary to practice analyzing and constructing sentences and parts of sentences. The course is meant primarily for people whose professional plans include writing or editing.
AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE POSTMODERN AGE (1945-PRESENT)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the rich tradition of American fiction and poetry of the last fifty years. Focusing on such figures as Ellison, Plath, Morrison, Pynchon, Baraka, and Delillo, this course invites students to debate the role that literature plays in a postwar American society. In doing so, we will focus on how writers address such postwar developments as: dawn of the nuclear age, Vietnam, the rise of mass culture, and rapid technologizing of American society.
STYLE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
Introduction to analysis and revision of texts for their style by a) assessing the rhetorical situations of these texts and b) becoming conversant and widely accepted principles and categories of style. Focus is on stylistic concerns such as clarity, coherence, cohesion, emphasis, concision, shape, and elegance.
MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)
The course examines the theatrical forms and the dramatic literature of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans, and places them in the context of American theatre and U.S. social/political history.
A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.
TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.
Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Requires a minimum of 50 pages of student writing, after careful revisions.
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.
HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE
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.
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.
VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LITERATURE
A survey of Anglo-Irish literature in the Victorian and Edwardian periods (c. 1830-1914), emphasizing the movement of ideas in the period from romanticism to modernism.
The course will survey the function of the editor in planning and developing a major publication. The course examines different editorial roles, gives an overview of publishing processes, and focuses on acquiring texts, developing the author-editor relationship, organizing and restructuring texts, checking facts, and developing production specifications.
TOPICS IN PUBLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Variable topics course that will focus on development of a professional-quality publication of substantial complexity. Students will take a writing or editing project from conception to polished text and develop specifications for its production (or actually produce it).
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.
CONTROVERSIES IN CRITICISM
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.
ADVANCED WRITERS' STUDIO
A closely guided program of instruction in writing, determined in consultation with the instructor, ranging from creative writing to scholarly analysis. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major.
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING
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.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH
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).
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.