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English (ENGL)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1008. Introduction to Academic Writing. 3. Prepares students for English 1010, the required first-year writing course. Emphasizes aspects of writing essential to effective communication, including paragraph and essay organization, the use of support and detail, sentence and clause structure, diction and mechanics. Offered for S/U only.

1009. IC in Pop Culture. 1. Complements WA writing activities, provides opportunities for students to do thematic readings, expand their understanding of diversity issues, learn about the intellectual expectations of college life, and become acquainted with the rich resources of the UW campus. Linked with WA course. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1010.

1010. College Composition and Rhetoric. 3. [W1<>WA] A composition course emphasizing expository writing and close, analytical reading. A grade of C or better is required to meet the W1 requirement. Students may not have credit in both ENGL 1010 and UWYO 1000, 1110 or 1210. (Offered fall, spring and summer)

1030. Intellectual Community in Cinema Etc. 3. [(none)<>I] Introduces students to a range of issues within the humanities through the analysis of film, television, and theater. Taught respectively by Modern and Classical Languages and English. Cross listed with LANG 1030.

1040. Intellectual Community: Introduction to Creative Writing. 3. [(none)<>I] Focus on critical learning skills as they relate to creative writing. Read from a variety of genres, attend literary events on campus, acquire research skills, and produce creative writing. Will produce portfolios of creative work in these areas, along with a self-reflective essay applying the critical skills learned throughout the semester. Prerequisites: none.

1050. Literature and Film from 1940 to the Present. 3. [C1<>(none)] A study of contemporary texts and films from various cultures, introducing the variety and vigor of recent world literature. Does not count toward the English major.

1080. Introduction to Women's Studies. 3. [C1<>CH, D] An introduction to key issues in women's studies. A topical examination of women's participation in and relationship to institutions of society, such as family and school, as well as processes and activities, such as work, art and politics in historical and cross-cultural analysis. Cross listed with WMST 1080. (Offered both semesters)

1100. FIG in: Special Topics. 3. [(none)<>I,L] Anchor course for Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) which each fall presents a FIG-related Topic focus. Prerequisite: enrollment in designated FIG section.

2005. Writing in Technology and the Sciences. 3. [W2<>WB] Develops writing styles and techniques, document design and formats, and audience/readership considerations that are specifically suited to technological and scientific fields of study. The course concludes with a student-directed long form report. Prerequisites: successful completion of WA.

2020. Introduction to Literature. 3. [W2, C1<>CH, WB] An introduction to literary study including poetry, fiction and drama. Prerequisites: WA; sophomore standing.

2030. Critical Reading and Writing. 3. [W2<>WB] Provides practice and guidance in writing expository essays. Prerequisites: WA; sophomore standing.

2035. Writing for Public Forums. 3. [W2, C2<>WB] Introduction to professional writing that focuses on analyzing and producing texts designed to influence public opinion. Genres may include letters, editorials, web pages, pamphlets, e-mail, speeches and position papers. Focuses on skills in collaboration and use of technology necessary for ethical, effective participation in public discourse. Prerequisite: WA.

2050. Creative Writing-Introduction to Fiction_______. 3 (Max. 6). Analyzes forms of fiction and the practice of creative writing at an introductory level. Prerequisite: WA.

2060. Creative Writing-Introduction to Nonfiction_______. 3 (Max. 6). The new nonfiction course will be described according to the emphasis the individual professor chooses to impart. In general, the course will teach students to research, organize, and express themselves in a nonfiction genre, such as essay, memoir, article, biography, autobiography, etc. Prerequisite: WA.

2070. Creative Autobiographical Writing. 3. [W2<>(none)] Students read and explore in writing five autobiographical forms: brief bio for publicity and job application purposes, memoir, personal essay, confession and fictional monologue. What you can reveal about yourself, when and how and for whom. Prerequisite:  WA.

2080. Creative Writing-Introduction to Poetry________. 3 (Max. 6). Analyzes forms of poetry and practice of creative writing at introductory level. Prerequisite: WA.

2125. Writing in Popular Genres. 2. [(none)<>WB] Analyze and write in a variety of popular fiction and non-fiction genres. Study publishers' descriptions and read examples and critical analysis of the genres. Finally, produce a rhetorical description and an original text work in one chosen genre. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010.

2130. Creative Impulse: Literature and the Fine Arts. 3. [C3<>(none)] Centers on literature with analogous examples drawn from painting, sculpture, architecture and music. Focuses on the variety of ways in which people perceive, evaluate and interpret reality.

2170. The Bible as Literature. 3. [C1, G1<>(none)] A study of the Bible as a body of literary expression with an introduction to critical technique appropriate to such study. Prerequisite: WA.

2190. African Literature. 3. [C1, G1<>(none)] A study of the modern literature of Africa written in English, against its background of the continent's oral traditions. Prerequisite: WA.

2240. Arthurian Legend. 3. [C1, W2<>(none)] An introduction to both Arthurian romance and writing about literature. Traces the Arthurian Legend from its roots in Welsh mythology through its development in the Middle Ages and to its current manifestations in popular culture. Prerequisites: WA; sophomore standing.

2340. Native American Culture and Literature. 3. [(none)<>CH, D] Broad cultural study of Native Americans, past and present. Emphasizes folklore and literature. Cross listed with AIST 2340. Prerequisite: WA.

2345. American Indians in Hollywood Film. 3. [(none)<>CH, D] Examines the ways Hollywood film has constructed various forms of racial identity for American Indians. Cross listed with AIST 2345. Prerequisite: WA.

2350. African American Literature. 3. [(none)<>WB, D] Encompasses poetry, fiction, drama and autobiography from the Harlem Renaissance and earlier to present. Cross listed with AAST 2350. Prerequisite: WA.

2360. Mexican American Literature. 3. [(none)<>CH, D] Discusses literary reflections of Chicanoism. Studies literature of the Hispanic Southwest, Mexican-American folklore and the contemporary Chicano movement. Cross listed with CHST 2360. Prerequisite: WA.

2400. Introduction to Folklore. 3. An introduction to forms of folklore and their relation to cultural settings. Focuses on myths, folktales, legends, ballads, proverbs, riddles, etc. from various cultures. Prerequisite: WA.

2410. Literary Genres. 3. (Max. 6). [(none)<>CH, WB] Studies specific genres of literature. Emphasis will vary (poetry, fiction, drama, etc.) from semester to semester, depending on curricular needs. Prerequisite: WA.

2425. Literatures in English I. 3. [(none)<>CH] Surveys major figures and literary movements in literatures written in English through 1750. Prerequisite: WA.

2430. Literatures in English II. 3. [(none)<>CH] Surveys major figures and literary movements in literatures written in English 1750-1865. Prerequisite: WA.

2435. Literatures in English III. 3. [(none)<>CH] Surveys major figures and literary movements in literatures written in English 1865-present. Prerequisite: WA.

2490. Studies in_____. 1‑6 (Max. 6). Presents a variety of topics in literature. Prerequisite: WA.

3100. Tribal Literatures of the Great Plains. 3. [(none)<>D, WC] Familiarizes students with American Indian literatures of the Great Plains. The Great Plains region is the locus of much historical and contemporary significance in regard to American Indian cultures. The literature of Great Plains Indians allows students to confront and reexamine the national narratives surrounding American Indians. Cross listed with AIST 3100. Prerequisite: 6 hours of AIST or ENGL.

3150. World Literature 3 (Max. 6). [(none)<>CH, G] Encompasses reading and analysis of major works representative of significant periods or literary forms in the history of literature. Prerequisites:  WA and WB.

3180. Medieval Culture. 3. [C1, G1<>(none)] Surveys the major texts of medieval European literature (in translation) in their cultural and historical contexts. Genres covered include epic, saga, romance, dream vision, drama and fabliaux. Prerequisite: WA.

3340. Philosophy in Literature. 3 (Max 6). [C1<>(none)] Examines central themes in literary works with philosophical significance; studies related general issues. Authors studied may include Aristotle, Dostoievski, Kafka, ee cummings, Grass, Mann, Pound, Rilke, Camus, and Sartre. Issues include questions of interpretation, criticism, and translation, as well as the possibility of direct philosophical influence on authors. Cross listed with PHIL 3340. Prerequisites: one course in philosophy and one course in literature or criticism in the English department.

3380. Great Works of American Literature. 3. [C1<>(none)] Traces the development and staying power of the American tradition by studying literary monuments such as Melville, Whitman, Dickinson, Eliot, and Faulkner. Credit cannot be earned in both 2380 and 3380. Prerequisite: WA.

3610. Non-Western Women Writers. 3. [C1, G1<>(none)] Examines literature written by women in non-western cultures. The geographical region, time period, and genres of literature may vary by semester. Analyzes representations of such topics as family, marriage, sexuality, community, and colonialism as expressed in fiction, drama, literary non-fiction, and/or poetry. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or WMST 1080; junior standing.

3710. Gender: Humanities Focus. 3. [C1<>CH] Explores how men and women are imaged differently, studying the influence of representation on gender (including representations in literature, film, art, popular culture, and/or performance). Sharpens students' ability to analyze texts and images and investigate those texts' messages about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class. Cross listed with ART/WMST 3710. Prerequisite: WMST 1080 or ENGL 1010.

4000 [3000]. 21st Century Issues in Professional Writing. 3. [(none)<>WC] Examines ethical, cultural, and practical issues for writers in complex, real-world scenarios that pose communication challenges. Focuses on applying fundamental principles of rhetoric, effective research methods, analytical skills, and design technologies to collaborative and individual problem-based projects. Prerequisites: WA and WB.

4010. Technical Writing in the Professions. 3. [W3<>WC] Deals with professional writing for various audiences. Includes research methods, audience analysis, organization and developmental techniques, abstracting, types of reports and popularization. Part of the last half of the course is devoted to solution of a student-initiated problem, culminating in the writing of a long-form report. Prerequisites: WA and WB; junior standing.

4020. Editing for Publication. 3. Theory and practice of editing in the contexts of book, magazine, newspaper, and web-based publications. Standard editing practices for using grammar, proofreading marks, and computer editing tools. Prerequisites: WA, WB (ENGL 2035 and 3000 recommended)

4025 [3050]. Writing for the Web. 3. [(none)<>WC, L] Covers a variety of issues relevant for composing in the 21st century. As students learn to design and generate effective writing for a particular audience in a digital environment, they will also develop skills with advanced web and print research, basic HTML programming language, and standard web design software. Prerequisites: WB and junior standing.

4050 [605]. Writer's Workshop in______. (B) 1-3 (Max. 6 at undergraduate level, Max. 12 for B.A. plus M.A.). Students submit manuscripts in the short story, poetry, drama, etc. Includes class and conference criticism and consultation. Considers different types of creative writing in various semesters, as announced in class schedule. Prerequisite: 3 hours of a 2000-level creative writing class in the appropriate genre and consent of the instructor.

4061. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism. 3. An investigation into how rhetorical theory, spanning from its ancient roots in Aristotelian thinking to its current postmodern components, operates in society. Explores how various critical methods can be utilized to gain a stronger understanding of public communication texts, including newspapers, speeches, music and film. Cross listed with COJO 4061; dual listed with ENGL 5061. Prerequisites: COJO 1040 and 3040 or ENGL 2035.

4070. Film Directors:____ 3 (Max. 6). Offers an intensive examination of representative films by selected film makers. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4075. Writing for Non-Profits. 3. [(none)<>WC] Designed for students interested in working in the non-profit sector. Explores rhetorical, political and social dimensions of writing and communicating in the non-profit world and features intensive study of special topics and problems related to non-profit communication, including activism, grant writing, organizational rhetoric, and non-profit genres. Content varies. Prerequisite: WB.

4080. Film Genre Studies:____. 3 (Max. 6). Offers structural, film historical and political analyses of selected major film genres. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4090. Film and Religion. 3. [C1<>(none)] Movies use religion to convey messages; they debate religious issues and use religion to debate non-religious issues. This course analyzes how film makers use religion and religious themes to transform religions into advocates for social issues and to shape religion's role in society. Popular films drawn from many genres. Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level or higher literature courses or religion courses or consent of instructor.

4110. Shakespeare: Romantic Comedies and History Plays. (B) 1.5-4 (Max. 4). [C1<>(none)] Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4120. Shakespeare: Tragedies and Romances. (B) 1.5-4 (Max. 4). [C1<>(none)] Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4140. English Drama: Restoration and Eighteenth Century. (B) 3. A study of the development of the drama from 1660 to 1800, including comedy of manners, heroic drama, tragedy, sentimental comedy, laughing comedy, satire, ballad opera and burlesque. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4150. Modern Drama. 3. Focuses on development and shape of modern theatre. Plays are treated as dramatic literature, performed art and manifestations of a social and philosophical milieu. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4160. Chaucer. 3. A study of the major works. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor. (Alternates with ENGL 4180)

4170. Early English Renaissance Literature: Sixteenth Century. 3. A study of prose, poetry and drama from More through Shakespeare. Also studies developments in primary genres, styles, aesthetic values and intellectual concerns of the period's literature. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4180. Middle English Literature. 3. Surveys the literature of medieval England from the early thirteenth century to the mid-fifteenth century. Focuses on language, literature and cultural history. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor. (Alternates with ENGL 4160)

4190. Milton. 3. The complete poetry and selected prose of John Milton, with emphasis on the art and meaning of Paradise Lost. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4200. Later English Renaissance Literature: Seventeenth Century. 3. A study of prose, poetry and drama from Bacon and Donne through Browne and Behn. Also studies developments in the primary genres, styles, aesthetic values and intellectual concerns of the literature of the period. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4210. English Literature of the Eighteenth Century: Restoration to Mid-Century. 3. A survey of poetry, satire, comedy of manners and the early novel, as well as literary, cultural, historical and philosophical works from the age of Dryden through the age of Swift and Pope. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4220. English Literature of the Eighteenth Century: Mid- to Late- Century. 3. A study of poetry, the novel, development of literary criticism, historical and cultural commentary, and biography from the age of Johnson and Boswell to the beginnings of romanticism. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4230. Greek Tragedy. 3. Reading and discussion of major plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, together with examination of the performance and social context of Greek drama, its use of traditional myths, and selected issues in contemporary scholarship on the tragedies. Cross listed with CLAS/THEA 4230. Prerequisite:  3 hours of classics courses. (Offered in spring in alternate years)

4240. English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: Romantic Period. 3. A study of prose and poetry of authors who flourished between 1789-1832, such as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Bryon, Lamb, Hazlitt, Austen and Scott. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4245. Jane Austen. 3. A study of all the surviving work, published and unpublished, of this master of the modern novel, along with selected work by other authors supplying cultural and literary contexts. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses.

4250. Poetry of the Victorian Age. 3. A study of major poetic forms practiced by Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and their successors. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4260. English Prose Literature of the Victorian Age. 3. A study of political, social, economic, religious and aesthetic ideas, as analyzed by representative authors from Carlyle and Mill to the end of the century. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4270. Classical Epic Poetry. 3. Reading and discussion of major works of Greek and Latin epic poetry, centered on Homer and Vergil. Also includes consideration of the background of these works (both mythological and historical) and the development of the epic tradition in the ancient world. Cross listed with CLAS 4270. Prerequisite: completion of a USP WB course.

4280. Modern British Fiction. 3. Covers the novel in British literature from 1920 to present. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4310. The English Novel: Eighteenth Century to Early Nineteenth Century. 3. Spans the novel's formative (experimental) period, to its Gothic moment. Representative authors from Defoe to Scott. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4320. The English Novel: Nineteenth Century to Early Twentieth Century. 3. Spans the novel's Victorian (realist) manifestation, to its Modernist reconsideration. Representative authors from Dickens to Woolf. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4340. Modern Poetry. 3. A study of selected aspects of modern poetry, including poets, poems, poetics and other relevant matter, mainly in Britain and the United States, between the mid-nineteenth century and present. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4360. American Prose: Early Through Mid-Nineteenth Century. 3. A study of major fiction and relevant non-fiction, written in America from the beginning through the middle of the nineteenth century. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4635. English Department Honors. 0. Satisfactory completion of this course indicates that English Departmental Honors have been conferred on the student. Prerequisites: successful completion and defense of English Honors thesis.

4370. American Prose: 1865-1920. 3. A study of major fiction written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in relation to rise of realism and naturalism. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4430. Modern American Fiction. 3. Covers the novel in American literature from 1920 to present. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4450. African American Novel. 3. [(none)<>D] Considers aesthetic dimension and cultural matrix of novels written by Black Americans. Cross list with AAST 4450. Prerequisites: AAST 1000, any AAST 2000-level course, junior/senior standing, six hours of 2000-level literature courses in ENGL.

4455. Literature of Enslavement. 3-4 (Max. 4). [(none)<>D] Students engage in an in-depth study of the literary voices that emerged from the history of enslavement in the Americas from colonial times through the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Dual listed with ENGL 5455; cross listed with AAST 4455. Prerequisites: AAST 1000, any AAST 2000 level course, and Junior or Senior Standing, or six credit hours of literature courses in ENGL.

4460. American Indian Literature. 3. [C1<>WC] Advanced critical study of the history of American Indian literature, emphasizing the authors' views of social change. Cross listed with AIST 4460. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4470. Studies in Chicano Folklore. 3. [C1, G1<>CH, D] Provides a survey of the origins, development and contemporary folklore of the Mexican American Chicano people of the United States with comparative relation to Mexico and other groups in the United States. Cross listed with CHST 4470. Prerequisites: CHST 1100 and WA.

4480. Regional Literature of the U.S.: The West. 3. Encompasses major themes and writers in western American literature. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4500. American Folklore. 3. A study of American folklore, emphasizing verbal art. Students read primary sources, as well as some critical and theoretical work. Includes folklore fieldwork. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature and/or cultural anthropology or consent of instructor.

4546. Agriculture: Rooted in Diversity. 3. [(none)<>C, D] Addresses multiple themes related to diversity in agriculture with the goal of making visible the experiences of minorities and women in agriculture. Involves significant independent research, class discussion, project development, and development of oral and written communication skills. Establishes linkages with supporting disciplines. Cross listed with AGRI/AIST/CHST/HIST/AMST/FCSC 4546. Prerequisites:  Junior class standing or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment or major in any of the following:  ethnic studies, agriculture, American studies, anthropology, English, history, sociology, or women's studies.

4600. Studies in _____. 1-6 (Max. 12). Presents from semester to semester a variety of significant topics in American, English or other literatures. Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4610. Special Studies Abroad in _____. 1-6 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses or consent of instructor.

4620. Independent Reading in _____. 1-3 (Max. for M.A. 3; Max. 6). Involves independent study and research experience in given topic, person, movement in literature. Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses, consent of instructor and permission of department chair.

4630. English Honors Thesis. 1-3 (Max. 3). Directed study under the supervision of an English honors thesis chairperson. Results in production of an English honors thesis. Maximum of three credits of ENGL 4630 can be applied to the degree. Prerequisites: consent of the Director of the English Honors Program, instructor and department chair.

4640. Studies in Emerging Fields and Approaches. 3 (Max. 12). Presents from semester to semester a variety of significant topics in emerging fields or approaches to literature written in English. Prerequisite: six hours of 2000 level literature courses.

4710. Research Writing for ESL Students. 3. A course in university research techniques and writing for graduate students for whom English is a second language. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

4750 [3750]. Fundamentals of Linguistics. 3. An introduction to fundamentals of linguistic study, including phonology, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, and syntax, with a focus on the application of linguistic theory. Cross listed with LANG 4750. Prerequisite: 8 hours of foreign language.

4770 [3770]. Sociolinguistics. 3. Following an introduction to the fundamentals of linguistic study, an examination of the relationship and interactions among language, society, and culture, including linguistic and social behaviors with regard to the creation and modification of cultural identity. Cross listed with LANG 4770. Prerequisite: 8 hours of foreign language.

4780. History of the English Language. 3. Considers major sources of change in the English language historically, as well as some of the internal and external catalysts for the process. Prerequisite: ENGL 4750 or consent of instructor.

4785. Linguistics, Language Teaching and Social Context. 3. Introduces prospective teachers of English as second language to the basic components of language and to the social aspects of human language use. Explores a variety of concepts about language: how it is used and perceived, how languages change, how diverse cultures respond to such changes. Cross listed with LANG 4785. Prerequisite: WB.

4830. Victorian Women's Lives: Their Art, Literature and Culture. 3. [C1<>CA] An interdisciplinary approach to the study of women's issues in art, using literary, cultural and sociological texts to enlarge the art historical basis. Topics include "domestic goddess," class issues, racial questions, working women, prostitution, education, marriage and divorce. Dual listed with ENGL 5830; cross listed with ART/WMST 4830. Prerequisites: ART 2020, WMST/ENGL 1080. 

4950. The American Dream in Literature. 3. [C1<>(none] A study of literary reflections of how certain cultural hopes, expectations and assumptions in the American experience have been enunciated, realized, frustrated and contradicted. Focuses on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: 3 hours of 2000-level literature courses, 3 hours of American history or consent of instructor.

4970. Writing Internship. 3 (Max. 6). Students work 6-8 hours per week as "writing interns" for a private business or public agency, performing specific writing/editing tasks for that client. Students are supported and enabled through a series of classroom sessions and individual meetings with the course instructor. Formal progress reports and a comprehensive final report are required. Prerequisite: successful completion of ENGL 4010, 4020, or 4050.

4980 [3980]. Numerical Imaginings 3. [M3<>(none)] An introduction to mathematical and statistical studies in literature and the literary tradition. Prerequisites: completion of  M1<>QA and M2<>QB requirements, 6 hours of 2000-level literature courses.

4990. Senior Seminar in English Studies. 3. [W3<>WC] Considers methods, theories and history of the study of literature and writing. In readings, discussion, as well as oral and written presentations, students seek a broad perspective on knowledge and skills gained throughout study in the English major. Prerequisite: advanced (senior) standing in English.

5000. Studies In:. 1 - 8 (Max. 8). Provides an opportunity for specialized seminar approaches to subjects in literature. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5010. Practical Teaching in English Writing and Literature. 1 - 4 (Max. 4). Practical and theoretical teaching methods and approaches for teachers of composition and literature courses. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5030. English as a Second Language: Theory and Method. 4. Theoretical and practical explorations of the problems of teaching English as a second language. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5061. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism. 3. An investigation into how rhetorical theory, spanning from its ancient roots in Aristotelian thinking to its current postmodern components, operates in society. Explores how various critical methods can be utilized to gain a stronger understanding of public communication texts, including newspapers, speeches, music and film. Cross listed with COJO 5061; dual listed with ENGL 4061. Prerequisites: COJO 1040 and 3040 or ENGL 2035.

5080. Graduate Apprenticeship. 1. The graduate apprenticeship furthers a graduate student's professional development by allowing him/her to teach in a course other than Freshman Composition and to engage in a close working relationship with a faculty member. Apprentices will engage in a full range of teaching activities, such as grading, constructing assignments and exams, lecturing, leading discussion, and so on. Does not apply to hour requirement for the degree. Prerequisites: graduate standing and permission of the English department chair.

5090. Research Methods. 1. An introduction to research methods and resources necessary for the advanced study of literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: graduate standing in English.

5220. Studies in Medieval Literature. 1-4 (Max. 8). A seminar course in selected genres, figures, and themes in Medieval English literature. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours or 4000-level work.

5230. Studies in English Renaissance Literature. 1-4 (Max. 8). A seminar in selected genres, figures, and themes of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5250. Studies in Shakespeare. 1-4 (Max. 8). To provide advanced students with the opportunity to study problems of text, sources, staging, theatrical history, and/or critical theory with reference to the works of William Shakespeare. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5270. Studies in 18c English Literature. 1-4 (Max. 8). A seminar in selected genres, figures, and themes of restoration and eighteenth century English literature. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5280. Studies in 19c English Literature. 1-4 (Max. 4). A seminar in selected genres, figures, and themes of the romantic and Victorian periods. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours or 4000-level work.

5290. Studies in 20c English Literature. 1-4 (Max. 8). A seminar in significant writers of poetry, drama, fiction, and biography from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5310. Early American Literature. 4. Seminar designed to acquaint graduate students with selected texts from the colonial period to 1800, relevant secondary works, and scholarly methods. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 3000-4000 level work.

5320. Studies in 19c American Literature. 1-4 (Max. 8). A seminar designed to acquaint graduate students with selected principal works of American literature, relevant secondary works, and scholarly method. Prerequisite: graduate status of 12 hours or 4000-level work.

5330. Studies in 20c American Literature. 1-4 (Max. 8). A seminar in selected significant writers of poetry, drama, and prose from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5340. Intellectual Currents in Modern American Literature. 1-4 (Max. 4). Devoted to the study of writers such as Marx and Freud and more recent American writers. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours or 4000-level work.

5360. Studies in Ethnic Literature. 1-4 (Max. 8). A study of literature and culture of selected ethnic minorities. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5455. Literature of Enslavement. 3-4 (Max. 4). Students engage in an in-depth study of the literary voices that emerged from the history of enslavement in the Americas from colonial times through the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Dual listed with ENGL 4455; cross listed with AAST 5455. Prerequisites: AAST 1000, any AAST 2000 level course, and Junior or Senior Standing, or six credit hours of literature courses in ENGL.

5520. History of Literacy Criticism: Enlightenment and 19th Century. 4. Historical survey of the mainstream of European literary criticism, including the critics of antiquity and the Renaissance. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5530. Modern Critical Theory and Practice. 1-4 (Max. 4). Major trends in modern poetics and practical criticism. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5540. Seminar in Creative Writing. 4. Meets the theory requirement for graduate English majors concentrating in Creative Writing. Students review important texts about writing, review literary magazines, publishing procedures, and produce an independent writing project. Prerequisite: creative writing-4000 level and permission of instructor.

5550. Independent Study in Creative Writing. 1-3 (Max. 6). Guided independent writing of poetry or imaginative prose at an advanced level. Limited enrollment. No more than 9 hours of ENGL 4050 and ENGL 5550 combined may be counted toward the M.A. in English. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate status or 6 hours of ENGL 4050.

5560. Graduate Writing Workshop. 1-4 (Max. 28). Graduate level workshop that emphasizes reading as well as writing in a specific genre (poetry, nonfiction, fiction) or in relation to a theme that combines genres, at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: 12 hours of 4000-level creative writing or graduate status.

5830. Victorian Women's Lives: Their Art, Literature and Culture. 3. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of women's issues in art, using literary, cultural and sociological texts to enlarge the art historical basis. Topics include "domestic goddess," class issues, racial questions, working women, prostitution, education, marriage and divorce. Dual listed with ENGL 4830; cross listed with WMST 5830. Prerequisites: ART 2020, WMST/ENGL 1080.

5870. Women's Studies. 1-4. (Max 8). A seminar in women writers and feminist criticism. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5880. Studies in Modern Fiction. 4. A study of modern fiction, examining theory and practice, and covering works of English, European, and American origin. Prerequisite: graduate status or 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 4). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5910. English Communication Skills for International Teaching Assistants. 3. Offered satisfactory/unsatisfactory only. Three credit hours for fee purposes. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5915. Tutorial. 1. Graduate standing or consent of instructor. One credit hour for fee purposes.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: Credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5975. Independent Studies. 1-4 (Max. 6). Independent study and research experience in a given topic, person, or movement in literature at an advanced level. Prerequisite: permission of chair; graduate standing.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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