ENG-L 101 Western World Masterpieces I (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 or C: ENG-W 131 with a grade C or higher. Literary masterpieces from Homer to present. Aims to teach thoughtful intensive reading, to introduce aesthetic values in literature, and to bring about awareness of the enjoyment derived from reading.

ENG-L 102 Western World Masterpieces II (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 or C: ENG-W 131 with a grade C or higher. Literary masterpieces from Homer to present. Aims to teach thoughtful intensive reading, to introduce aesthetic values in literature, and to bring about awareness of the enjoyment derived from reading.

ENG-L 103 Introduction to Drama (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 or C: ENG-W 131 with a grade C or higher. Significant plays from various times and countries to acquaint students with the conventions and types of drama; works by such playwrights as Sophocles, Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shaw, Miller, and Albee.

ENG-L 104 Introduction to Fiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 or C: ENG-W 131 with a grade C or higher. Introduction to representative fiction and theories for interpreting fiction.

ENG-L 106 Introduction to Poetry (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 or C: ENG-W 131 with a grade C or higher. Representative poems in English; a course that enables students to read poetry with pleasure and to talk or write about it with ease.

ENG-L 107 Oriental World Masterpieces (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 or C: ENG-W 131 with a grade C or higher. Literary masterpieces from the Arabic, Persian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, and Malay cultures.

ENG-L 140 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131. A comprehensive orientation to the field of English studies. In addition to providing academic advising, the course offers an overview of our curriculum, which includes our two concentrations in writing and literature, career opportunities related to the degree, and the kinds of reading, writing, and oral skills that are needed for success as a major and in a variety of professions.

ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131. Close analysis of representative texts (poetry, drama, fiction) designed to develop art of lively, responsible reading through class discussion and writing of papers. Attention to literary design and critical method.

ENG-L 203 Introduction to Drama (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Representative group of significant plays to acquaint students with characteristics of drama as a type of literature.

ENG-L 204 Introduction to the Novel and Short Story (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Representative works of fiction; stresses structural technique in the novel, theories and kinds of fiction, and thematic scope of the novel.

ENG-L 205 Introduction to Poetry (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Kinds, conventions, and elements of poetry in a selection of poems from several historical periods.

ENG-L 207 Women and Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Issues and approaches to critical study of women writers and treatment in British and American literature.

ENG-L 208 Topics in English and American Literature and Culture (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Selected works of English and/or American literature in relation to a single cultural problem or theme. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

ENG-L 210 Studies in Popular Literature and Mass Media (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Popular literary modes in England and America, such as detective, western, fantasy; history and theories of "mass" or "popular" culture; uses of literacy. Literary analysis of particular mass media forms, including television drama. Topic varies.

ENG-L 220 Introduction to Shakespeare (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. A survey of Shakespeare's greatest plays and poems.

ENG-L 230 Science Fiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Study of the kinds, conventions, and theories of science fiction. Course may include both literature (predominantly British and American) and film.

ENG-L 240 Literature and Public Life (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Study of the ethical relationship between literature and public life.

ENG-L 295 American Film Culture (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Film in relation to American culture and society. Topic varies. Works of literature may be used for comparison, but the main emphasis will be on film as a narrative medium and as an important element in American culture.

ENG-L 297 English Literature to 1600 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131. R: ENG-L 140 and ENG-L 202/371. Representative selections, with emphasis on major writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare and on their cultural context.

ENG-L 298 English Literature from 1600 to 1830 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. R: ENG-L 140 and ENG-L 202/371. Representative selections, with emphasis on major writers from Donne to Byron and on their cultural context.

ENG-L 299 English Literature since 1830 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. R: ENG-L 140 and ENG-L 202/371. Representative selections, with emphasis on major writers from Carlyle to the present and on their cultural context.

ENG-L 303 Medieval English Literature in Translation (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Literature and civilization of medieval England. Selected works from Old and Middle English with attention to their relations with art, history, and other aspects of medieval culture.

ENG-L 305 Chaucer (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Chaucer’s works, with special emphasis on The Canterbury Tales.

ENG-L 308 Elizabethan Drama and Its Background (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. English drama from Middle Ages to 1642; principal Elizabethan and Caroline dramatists and their best plays.

ENG-L 309 Elizabethan Poetry (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Major Elizabethan poets, with special attention to Spenser.

ENG-L 313 Early Plays of Shakespeare (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Close reading of at least seven early plays of Shakespeare.

ENG-L 314 Late Plays of Shakespeare (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Close reading of at least seven later plays of Shakespeare.

ENG-L 317 English Poetry of the Early Seventeenth Century (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Chief poets in England, 1600-1660.

ENG-L 318 Milton (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Poetry and prose of John Milton, with special attention to Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.

ENG-L 320 Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Major poetry and prose, 1660-1730, with emphasis on Dryden, Swift, and Pope.

ENG-L 327 Later Eigthteenth-Century Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Major poetry and prose, 1730-1800, with emphasis on Johnson and Boswell.

ENG-L 328 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Development of English drama from the Puritan closing of playhouses to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

ENG-L 329 Romantic Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Major Romantic writers, with emphasis on two or more of the following: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats.

ENG-L 330 Major Romantic Writers II (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Major Romantic writers of the second generation, with emphasis on Byron, Shelley, Keats, and their associates.

ENG-L 335 Victorian Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Major poetry and prose, 1830 to 1900, studied against the social and intellectual backgrounds of the period.

ENG-L 345 Twentieth-Century British Poetry (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Modern poets, particularly Yeats, Eliot, and Auden; some later poets may be included.

ENG-L 346 Twentieth-Century British Fiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Modern fiction, its techniques and experiments, particularly Joyce, Lawrence, and Woolf; some later novelists may be included.

ENG-L 347 British Fiction to 1800 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Forms, techniques, and theories of fiction as exemplified by such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, and Sterne.

ENG-L 348 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Forms, techniques, and theories of fiction as exemplified by such romantic and Victorian authors as Scott, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy.

ENG-L 351 American Literature to 1865 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131. R: ENG-L 140 and ENG-L 202/371. American writers to 1865: Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and two or three additional major writers.

ENG-L 352 American Literature, 1865-1914 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131. R: ENG-L 140 and ENG-L 202/371. American writers, 1865-1914: Mark Twain, Dickinson, James, and two or three additional major writers.

ENG-L 354 American Literature since 1914 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131. R: ENG-L 140 and ENG-L 202/371. American writers since 1914: Faulkner, Hemingway, Eliot, Frost, and two or three additional major writers.

ENG-L 355 American Novel: Cooper to Dreiser (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Representative nineteenth-century American novels.

ENG-L 356 American Poetry to 1900 (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Includes the work of Bradstreet, Taylor, the Fireside Poets, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, and Stephen Crane.

ENG-L 357 Twentieth-Century American Poetry (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. American poetry since 1900, including such poets as Pound, Eliot, Frost, Stevens, Williams, and Lowell.

ENG-L 358 Twentieth-Century American Fiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. American fiction since 1900, including such writers as Dreiser, Lewis, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Bellow.

ENG-L 360 American Prose (Excluding Fiction) (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Major nonfiction prose forms, including the essay, the journal, and the sermon, as well as the literary aspects of biography, criticism, and historical writing.

ENG-L 361 Studies in 19th Century American Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Study of 19th century American literature focused on a particular literary, cultural, or thematic movement or issue of the time.

ENG-L 363 American Drama (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Main currents in American drama to the present.

ENG-L 364 Native American Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. A survey of traditional and modern literature by American Indians, especially of the high plains and southwest culture areas, with particular attention to the image of the Indian in both native and white literature.

ENG-L 365 Modern Drama: Continental (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Special attention to Ibsen, Chekhov, Pirandello, Brecht, and Sartre.

ENG-L 366 Modern Drama: English, Irish, and American (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Special attention to Shaw, Synge, O’Neill, Williams, and Albee.

ENG-L 367 Literature of the Bible I (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. The Bible as a great masterpiece of literature. Focus on Old Testament.

ENG-L 368 Literature of the Bible II (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. The Bible as a great masterpiece of literature. Focus on the Acts, the Apocrypha, and New Testament gospels.

ENG-L 369 Studies in British and American Authors (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Individual authors, topics may vary.

ENG-L 370 Recent Black American Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Exploration of the most recent black American authors, analyzing the ways in which these authors interpret their human condition and aesthetically analyzing how the authors use the tools of their craft to develop their themes.

ENG-L 371 Critical Practices (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Study of and practice in using contemporary critical methodologies; can be focused on specific topics.

ENG-L 373 Interdisciplinary Approaches to English and American Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Social, political, and psychological studies in English and American literature, 1890 to the present. Topics may vary and include, for example, Freud and literature, responses to revolution, and the literature of technology.

ENG-L 374 Ethnic American Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Literature about the American ethnic experience, selected from among works by African American, Jewish American, Italian American, Irish American, Native American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and other ethnic authors.

ENG-L 378 Studies in Women and Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. British and American authors, such as George Eliot, Gertrude Stein; groups of authors, such as the Brontë sisters, recent women poets; or genres and modes, such as autobiography, film, criticism. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

ENG-L 379 American Ethnic and Minority Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Exploration of literature about the American ethnic experience.

ENG-L 380 Literary Mondernism (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Phenomenon of modernism in early twentieth-century transatlantic literature, with emphasis on such writers as Joyce, Pound, Woolf, Stein, Lawrence, and Faulkner, studied in relation to social and artistic movements.

ENG-L 381 Recent Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Selected writers of contemporary significance. May include relevant groups and movements (such as black writers, poets of projective verse, new regionalists, parajournalists and other experimenters in pop literature, folk writers, and distinctively ethnic writers); several recent novelists, poets, or critics; or any combination of groups.

ENG-L 383 Studies in British or Commonwealth Culture (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Study of a coherent period of British or Commonwealth culture (such as medieval, Elizabethan, or Victorian England, or modern Canada), with attention to the relations between literature, the other arts, and the intellectual milieu.

ENG-L 384 Studies in American Culture (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Study of a coherent period of American culture (such as the Revolution, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression) with attention to the relations between literature, the other arts, and the intellectual or social milieu.

ENG-L 389 Feminist Literary and Cultural Criticism (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Selected critical approaches to the issue of gender over time and in various cultural settings. Topics vary, including feminist criticism and popular culture, the history of feminist expository prose, deconstructionism, and feminism.

ENG-L 395 British and American Film Studies (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Intensive study of specific topics related to film narratives; emphasis on American or British film as a cultural phenomenon. Topic varies.

ENG-L 406 Topics in African American Literature (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Intensive study of specific topics in African American literature. Topic varies.

ENG-L 450 Seminar: British and American Authors (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Intensive study of a major author or a school of closely related authors.

ENG-L 460 Seminar: Literary Form, Mode, and Theme (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 202/371 and a RI (Research-Intensive) elective. Study of texts written in several historical periods united by a common mode or form (narrative, romanticism, lyric, etc.), or by a common theme (bildungsroman, the city and the country, the two-cultures question, the uses of literacy, etc.).

ENG-L 470 Seminar: Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Study of a body of English or American literature in relation to another discipline (philosophy, art, history, linguistics, psychology, etc.), or in light of critical theory (structuralist, psychoanalytic, genre theory, etc.)

ENG-L 480 Seminary: Literature and History (3 cr.)
P: ENG-L 140 and either ENG-L 202/371 or one course from ENG-L 297, ENG-L 298, ENG-L 299, ENG-L 351, ENG-L 352, or ENG-L 354. Study of a body of literature in relation to a period of history, to a theory of history, or to an historical theme.

ENG-L 495 Individual Reading in English (1-3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.

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