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Undergraduate English

2021 Spring Term

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4 Units

INTENSIVE COLLEGE WRITING AND READING

English 100

An intensive introduction to college writing and reading for students with appropriate placement scores. Emphasis on textual analysis of a variety of genres (both fiction and nonfiction), critical argumentation, the writing process, conventions of academic prose, and improvement of grammatical control and proofreading skills.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING AND READING

English 101

Critical reading and writing with emphasis on textual analysis of a variety of genres (both fiction and nonfiction), critical argumentation, the writing process, and conventions of academic prose.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING, READING, AND RESEARCH

English 102

Continuation of ENGLISH 100/ENGLISH 101 with additional emphasis on modes of inquiry, the research process, and the completion of a formally documented, argument-based research paper.


3 Units

POPULAR CULTURE AND LITERATURE

English 110

This course introduces students to the textual study of popular culture in such forms as film, television, video games, or comics by pairing such texts with literary periods and/or movements that inform them. Students will question the boundaries between "high culture" and popular culture as reflected in the mass media.


3 Units

BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II

English 216

A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.


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

AMERICAN LITERATURE II

English 236

A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.


3 Units

THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL

English 263

A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES

English 265

Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry, and short stories) written by people of color. This class offers students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and histories of diverse groups within the U.S., including African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latinx cultures.


3 Units

GENDER AND FILM

English 266

Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.


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

CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS

English 272

In this course, students will learn to conceptualize, structure, and produce analytical writing in multiple forms within digital contexts. Since such contexts are often multi-modal--layered with visual images as well as sound--instruction will include the analysis and appropriation of the visual and auditory in critical writing.


3 Units

CREATIVE WRITING

English 274

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


3 Units

READING AS WRITERS

English 276

Study of craft and aesthetic form in contemporary literary works.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY

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

LITERATURE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

English 325

Students will learn how to critically read, research, and write about contemporary Middle Eastern literature in English translation. Different genres will be covered by authors from different countries, including Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and Syria.


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

LATINX LITERATURE

English 337

This course deepens students' knowledge of the literatures produced by U.S. citizens and/or U.S. residents of Latinx descent. It considers the complex ways in which 1) history, 2) group and individual experience, 3) cultural values and traditions, and 4) collisions and collaborations with other cultures in the US come together to shape Latinx identity, writing and overall literary expression.


3 Units

EARLY BRITISH LITERATURE

English 340

The course covers the cultural and literary periods from the beginning of writing in English to the late seventeenth century. Courses will rotate in theme or approach, and students will emerge with a firmer understanding of the literary and cultural heritage that informs subsequent literature.


3 Units

AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1890

English 344

An exploration of topics, periods, or genres in American literature from its origins through the Gilded Age. Themes will vary by term, but the course may consider Native American literature; colonial and early national literature; the American Renaissance; African American literature; women's writing; the Civil War; or regionalism, realism, and naturalism.


3 Units

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO PRESENT

English 345

A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the colonial period to the present.


3 Units

THE GRAMMAR OF STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH

English 362

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.


3 Units

TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING

English 366

Variable topics course that will focus on particular subsets of professional writing, editing, or rhetorical analysis relevant to these fields. Topics might include discourse analysis, argumentation, technical editing, content strategy, translation studies, or writing and editing for specific fields (e.g. science, medicine, environmental studies, etc.).


3 Units

WRITING IN THE SCIENCES

English 371

Instruction on the nature of writing in the sciences, including features of scientific genres and strategies for producing effective texts.


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

FICTION WRITING

English 375

Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Requires a minimum of 50 pages of student writing, after careful revisions.


3 Units

SCREENWRITING

English 376

Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.


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.


3 Units

THE CURRENT WRITING SCENE

English 388

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


3 Units

SHAKESPEARE

English 405

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.


3 Units

PUBLICATION DEVELOPMENT

English 430

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.


3 Units

ADVANCED WRITERS' STUDIO

English 488

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.


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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

English 498

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

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