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Undergraduate Course List

These course numbers show the full list of courses potentially offered in a semester. For specific course offerings this semester, download our Whole English Catalog.

100 Level Courses

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ENG 101 Writing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Requisites: Placement determined by SAT and/or ACT score
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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First semester of the General Education Writing Skills Requirement for students required to take both ENG 101 and ENG 201. Practice in developing essays with variable emphases on purpose, subject, audience, and persuasion; in constructing mature sentences and paragraphs; and in revising. Introduces documenting and writing from sources. Twenty-five pages of graded, revised writing, excluding first drafts, exercises, and quizzes. Students may not receive credit for both ENG 101 and ESL 407. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may not register for this course during the fall or spring semester.

ENG 193 Fundamentals of Journalism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to journalism that uses Buffalo as a backdrop to finding news and topics for feature stories. Course includes practice in the basic techniques of journalism, including finding and producing a print and broadcast news story on deadline, thinking in relation to the screen, and packaging stories for the web and broadcast media.

200 Level Courses

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400 Level Courses

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ENG 201 Advanced Writing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 101
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Second semester of the General Education Writing Skills Requirement. Fulfills the Humanities requirement of General Education if taken in conjunction with ENG 101. Practice in developing complex interpretations of human experience and values as represented in various media. Conceptualizing and conducting original research, culminating in a major research essay using both library and online materials. Twenty-five pages of graded, revised writing, excluding first drafts, exercises, and quizzes. Students may not receive credit for both ENG 201 and ESL 408.

ENG 202 Advanced Writing: Technical

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Specialized styles of writing including technical, academic, journalistic, and scientific writing.

ENG 207 Introduction to Writing Poetry and Prose Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Freshman And Sophomore Standing Only
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the fundamental vocabulary and techniques of the craft of writing poetry and fiction. Under consideration: issues of form, metrics, imagery, lyricism, narrative, voice, style, character, plot, and metaphor. Includes study of diverse writers and styles. Prerequisite for all subsequent creative writing courses. Basic techniques of poetry and fiction writing. This course is a prerequisite for 300-level writing workshops.

ENG 214 Top Ten Books

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The top ten books recommended in an annual survey of the University at Buffalo faculty as reading without which no undergraduate should have finished her or his education. This course serves as a basic introduction to general education.

ENG 221 World Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Selected key texts of world literature in English or in translation.

ENG 223 Medieval Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to literary texts from a variety of medieval European traditions and genres.

ENG 225 Medieval English Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Literary and cultural studies of texts in Middle English and in translation.

ENG 231 British Writers I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Literature of Britain and Ireland, from the beginnings to the late eighteenth century.

ENG 232 British Writers II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Literature of Britain and Ireland, from the late eighteenth century to the present.

ENG 241 American Writers I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Literature of the United States, from colonial contact to the Civil War.

ENG 242 American Writers II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Literature of the United States, from Reconstruction to the present.

ENG 251 Short Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the study of what short fiction does, how it does it, and what it can do that no other literary genre can.

ENG 252 Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the forms, language, and history of poetry and to methods of poetic interpretation.

ENG 253 Novel

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the study of the novel.

ENG 254 Science Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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A survey of some of the major moments in the evolution of science fiction, including writers like Clarke, Delany, Le Guin, and Verne and such movies as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner.

ENG 256 Film

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduces the study of film.

ENG 258 Mysteries

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of a selection of the most important examples of mystery writing and of recent attempts to modernize the genre, with attention to how these novels and short stories provide miniature social histories of the periods in which they were written.

ENG 259 Drama

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the study of drama.

ENG 263 Environmentalist Writings

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Environmentalist writing, from nineteenth-century texts like Thoreau's Walden through contemporary essays, fiction, and poetry.

ENG 264 Children’s Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of selected texts from the vast variety that comprises children's literature, ranging from seventeenth-century fairy tales to contemporary children's fiction. Trains students to analyze and write about the relationship between literary texts and the culture within which these texts are produced.

ENG 268 Irish Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to Irish writing and culture.

ENG 270 Asian American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to selected Asian American literary texts and the cultural, historical, and political issues that inform them.

ENG 271 African American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the study of African American Literature, with focus on major writers such as Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Toni Morrison.

ENG 272 US Latino/a Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the variety of cultural works produced by U.S. Latino/a writers and artists, from poetry and plays to novels and films.

ENG 273 Women Writers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to literature written by women, with focus on historical and cultural context of women's lives.

ENG 274 Feminist Approaches to Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the study of feminist theory and its applications to literary texts.

ENG 276 Literature and the Law

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of works of literature that revolve around representations of the relationships between law, community, religion, and the state, with attention to the relationship between legal interpretation and textual analysis.

ENG 278 Best Sellers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of the phenomenon of the best seller in the past and present.

ENG 281 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

ENG 301 Criticism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the craft of literary criticism, including techniques of close reading, two or more sorts of literary theory, and strategies for writing and revising critical papers.

ENG 302 Old English

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to the language, literature, and culture of Anglo-Saxon England.

ENG 303 Chaucer

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of works by Chaucer, including The Canterbury Tales, the "dream visions," and/or Troilus and Criseyde.

ENG 304 Studies in Medieval Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Study of Medieval literature in relation to historical and cultural phenomena, including multiple genres.

A. Medieval Romance: British and/or Pan-European courtly literary narratives

B. Medieval Prose: Literary prose in medieval England, Iceland, and/or Continental Europe.

C. Arthurian Literature: The literature of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

ENG 305 Medieval Epic

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the social and cultural function of epic and the hero in medieval Europe.

ENG 306 Love in the Western World

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the medieval literary origins of modern conceptions of romantic love.

ENG 308 Early Modern Drama

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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British drama from roughly 1450 to 1660, from late-medieval mystery and morality plays to the establishment of a professional theatre under Elizabeth I and its development through the Jacobean and Caroline periods.

ENG 309 Shakespeare, Early Plays

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Primarily histories and comedies.

ENG 310 Shakespeare, Late Plays

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Primarily tragedies and romances.

ENG 311 Text and Image in Early Modern Culture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of the relationship between the visual arts and the written word in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including the impact of iconoclasm, printing and the book trade, continental influences, and classicism, together with the relationship between art and power.

ENG 312 Studies in Early Modern Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Selected topics in early modern British literature, such the literature of exploration, early modern gay and lesbian literature, literature at court, literature of religious controversy, the English Revolution, or single authors like Christopher Marlowe.

ENG 313 Sixteenth-Century Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Mostly non-dramatic literature from authors such as More, Medwall, Skelton, Wyatt, Surrey, Spenser, Philip Sidney, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Nashe, Elizabeth I, and Mary Sidney.

ENG 314 Seventeenth-Century Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Mostly non-dramatic literature from authors such as Donne, Lanyer, Jonson, Bacon, Marvell, Milton, Hobbes, Bunyan, Behn, Dryden, and the radical writers of the English Revolution.

ENG 315 Milton

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of Milton's Paradise Lost and other works in social and literary context

ENG 316 Early Women Writers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A. Medieval Works by European women such as Hrotsvit, Heloise, Marie de France, Moderata Fonte, Veronica Franco, Justine Siegemund, and Glueckel of Hameln

B. Renaissance Works by such sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women writers as Wroth, Lanyer, Carey, Speght, Sowerman, Sidney, Cavendish, Bradstreet, Astell, and Phillips

C. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Works by writers such as Behn, Burney, Haywood, Lennox, Montague, and Wollstonecraft

ENG 317 British Drama

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Selected topics in British drama from the Restoration period through the present.

A. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama: Drama from the period 1660 to 1800, including works by authors such as Behn, Congreve, Wycherley, Sheridan, Otway and Etheridge

B. Romantic Drama: Drama from the period 1770 to 1830, including works by writers such as Baillie, Lewis, Inchbald, Shelley, Byron, Cowley, Coleman, Dibdin, and Kemble

C. Nineteenth-Century British Drama: Drama from the period 1800 to 1914, including works by authors such as Wilde, Pinero, Shaw, Granville-Barker, Ibsen, Thomas and others

ENG 318 Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Fiction prior to and including the first British novels; authors may include Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, or Frances Burney.

ENG 319 Eighteenth Century Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Poetry and prose in Britain from 1688 to the age of the French Revolution.

A. Poetry: Focuses on poetry from 1700 to the 1790s; authors include Pope, Swift, Wordsworth

B. Early Gothic: Focuses on the first examples of the gothic genre in poetry, novels and prose; authors may include Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley

C. Enlightenment Cultures: Consideration of the diverse cultures of the eighteenth century and the formation of the idea of "culture" in the period

ENG 320 Romantic Movement

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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British poetry and prose written mainly between 1780 and 1832 by such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron, and Wollstonecraft.

ENG 321 Gothic Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Key texts and topics in Gothic literature from the late eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Issues may include history, national identity, sexuality, reproduction, spaces and bodies, and belief.

ENG 322 Victorian Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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British literature and culture from 1832 to 1901, focusing on authors such as Carlyle, Ruskin, Gaskell, Dickens, Eliot, Barrett Browning, Browning, Rossetti, Tennyson, and others.

ENG 323 Sex and Gender in the Nineteenth Century

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of the central role played by gender and sexuality in the history, culture, and literature of the nineteenth century.

ENG 324 Nineteenth-Century British Novel

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Fiction by selected writers of the period, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy.

ENG 325 Nineteenth-Century British Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of British poetry from the Romantics through the pre-Raphaelites. Points of focus may include relationships between poetry and the visual arts, poetry and narrative, poetry and criticism, and poetry and social constructions, including race and gender.

ENG 326 Modern British and Irish Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of novels written in the British Isles before 1945, with focus on the interrelation between literary technique and the social realities inhabited by British writers over the first half of the twentieth century.

ENG 328 Multicultural British Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of the literature of post-World War II Britain, beginning with the immigration of significant numbers of West Indian immigrants to England in 1948, an event triggering a process of still unfinished transformation in British identity. Materials may include novels, poetry, music, film, and art.

ENG 329 Contemporary British and Irish Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of literature of the British Isles from 1945 to the present, focusing on authors such as Evelyn Waugh, William Golding, Angela Carter, Ian McEwan, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Zadie Smith.

ENG 330 Studies in British Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected topics in the literature of Britain such as pre-Raphaelitism and decadence, the Oxford movement, English travelers and explorers, and the criminal in British literature.

ENG 331 Studies in Irish Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Focused study of Irish writing and culture, with topics like Irish revival, Irish modernism, and writing of the Irish diaspora.

ENG 332 Early American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of writing in a variety of genres from contact with the Americas to 1750.

ENG 333 American Literature to the Civil War

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of such topics as Native American literature and encounters, sentimentalism, slave narratives, federalism and democracy, and of such authors as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Fuller, Hawthorne, Melville, Sedgwick, Douglass, Jacobs, Stowe, Whitman, and Dickinson.

ENG 334 U.S. Literature from the Civil War to WW I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Realism, naturalism, and early modernism, including work by such authors as Twain, both Henry and William James, Chesnutt, DuBois, Wharton, Chopin, Mart?, Stein, London, and Dreiser.

ENG 335 Nineteenth-Century U.S. Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of developments in the short story and novel in the U.S., including work by such authors as Brown, Cooper, Poe, Stowe, Hawthorne, Melville, Jacobs, Alcott, Davis, Twain, and James.

ENG 336 Studies in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and History

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Examination of topics, events, and issues in the nineteenth century, combining literary, historical, political, and theoretical reading. Topics may include abolition and the women’s movement, the Civil War, literature of industrialization, labor, and class; literature of the frontier. A. Nineteenth-Century American Travel Writing.

ENG 337 Twentieth-Century Literature in the U.S.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Survey and scrutiny of twentieth-century literature, examining eras, movements, and literary experimentalism; readings may include focus on various community, ethnic, and gendered forms of consciousness.

ENG 338 The Novel in the U.S.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the novel as written in the U.S.; may also include attention to novels written elsewhere in North America and in South America.

ENG 339 American Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of selected American poets, emphasizing cultural contexts, national identity, use of vernacular language, and formal innovations. May include poets writing in South America and throughout North America as well as in the U.S.

ENG 341 Studies in African American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of writings by African American authors organized either by topic (for example, slavery) or time period (for example, Reconstruction or Harlem Renaissance).

ENG 342 Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Study of the cultural production of Latinos in the U.S., potentially including exploration of performance art, graphic novels and film. Themes of focus may include historical perspectives from the Mexican American War (1848) to the present day; immigration, the border and the criminalization of Latinos; hemispheric approaches to the Americas. Taught in English.

ENG 343 Studies in Native American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Study of the oral and written literature of Native Americans.

ENG 344 Studies in Asian American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Study of selected issues informing Asian American literary studies, including the “model minority” myth, gender and sexuality, labor and class issues, immigration and diaspora, war, colonialism, refugee dynamics, and the politics of genre.

ENG 345 Jewish American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of Jewish-American literature; focus may include the writing of Jewish immigrants in Yiddish and English; the flowering of American writing and intellectual life after World War II, including many Jewish writers; or contemporary secular, religious and assimilative, realistic and postmodernist, traumatic and celebratory writers, such as Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth.

ENG 346 Comparative Ethnic Literatures

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of various cultural, racial and literary traditions through comparison of two or more ethnic literatures. Students will think through the theoretical problems of comparison, which insist on maintaining historical specificity even while developing nuanced formulations of hybridity and cross-cultural dialogue.

ENG 347 Visions of America

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Close study of texts in which American writers attempt to create, define, or revise our sense of a national culture, considered within their larger cultural contexts.

ENG 348 Studies in U.S. Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected texts and topics in the literature of the United States, for example, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Mountain School, literature and film of the Depression era, or war in U.S. literature.

ENG 349 Studies in British and American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Selected topics emphasizing the transatlantic connections of literature written in English, for example, transatlantic Puritanism, literature of the "new woman," Freud and modern fiction, literature of World War I, or family history.

ENG 351 Modern and Contemporary Drama

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Selections from British, American, and other world dramatists since the turn of the twentieth century.

ENG 352 Modern and Contemporary Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of significant fiction written since the mid to late nineteenth century, including developments in fictional form.

A. The Modern Novel: Study of the modern novel including movements such as realism, naturalism, formalism, minimalism, maximalism, and magic realism. Topics of focus may include war, familial and sexual relations, urban life, national identity, and portraits of artists

B. Short Fiction: A study of what short fiction does and how it does it. Readings drawn from a wide variety of authors from a large number of countries who write on a range of subjects

C. Contemporary Fiction: Study of contemporary fiction, including various developments in the form, with a focus on fiction by living writers

ENG 353 Experimental Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Exploration of innovations in fictional forms by examining the strategies and techniques writers deploy to undermine conventions in the novel and short story. Experimentation in fiction is an ongoing generative force accompanying the historic development of the novel, from eighteenth-century writers such as Lawrence Sterne and Daniel Defoe to the postmodern techniques that arise in fiction by authors such as John Barth, Robert Coover, and Kathy Acker.

ENG 354 Life Writing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Critical exploration of “life writing” or the various textual representations structured around a "life," featuring autobiography and/or biography, and possibly including forms such as testimony and self-representation in contemporary media.

ENG 355 Popular Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of various popular fictional genres, including crime fiction, science fiction, and romance novels.

ENG 356 Popular Culture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Examination of issues relating to the study of popular culture through consideration of a wide range of media, including music, television, film, fiction, and the internet. A. Celebrity Culture: Study of the role fame plays in American culture providing a history of the concept, clarifying the terminological complexities that surround fame, and examining the ways in which popular culture has propagated, reflected, and offered insight into our obsession with fame.

ENG 357 Contemporary Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and its aesthetic and ideological antecedants.

ENG 361 Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of poetry written from the end of the nineteenth century up to the present day, potentially including poetry in translation from several cultures and places.

A. Modern and Contemporary British Poetry: Study of twentieth- and twenty-first century poetry and poetry movements in the British Isles

B. Modern and Contemporary North American Poetry: Study of twentieth- and twenty-first century poetry and poetry movements of North America.

ENG 362 Poetry Movements

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of poetry movements, sometimes focusing on a single movement and sometimes on comparative study of two or more; movements considered may include Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites, Modernism, the Beats, the Black Arts Movement, and LANGUAGE Poetry. A. Poetry and Poetics of Innovation: Study of the poetry and poetics of innovation; focus may include the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century in Europe, modernism, and contemporary innovative poetics as practiced in North America, the British Isles, and Europe.

ENG 363 Modernist Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of modernist poetry, with attention to individual poets and to modernist thought. Poets may include Yeats, Stein, Loy, Pound, Williams, H.D., Moore, Stevens, Toomer, Crane, and Hughes, among others.

ENG 364 Debates in Modernism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Exploration of major issues and debates in the study of modernism, including potential focus on modernist manifestos, movements, philosophies, theories of language, and questions of definition.

ENG 365 British Modernism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of writers and the literary field in the United Kingdom during the modernist period, with attention devoted to topics like the rise of mass politics and mass culture, imperialism and colonial administration, and particularly British responses to transnational literary formations.

ENG 367 Psychoanalysis and Culture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Introduction to texts, concepts, and debates in the tradition of Freudian psychoanalysis. Special emphasis upon the application of psychoanalysis within non-clinical fields (literature, linguistics, law, history, politics, religion, sociology, anthropology, economics, mathematics).

ENG 368 Literature and Religion

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of works of literature structured around the representation of religious experiences, traditions, or institutions and examination of the influence of various religions upon practices of reading and interpretation.

ENG 369 Literary Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Close attention to theories that attempt to account for the specificity of the literary object. Discussion may focus on questions of reading and interpretation, linguistics and poetics, narrative, rhetoric, genre, literature and the arts, or politics and education.

ENG 370 Critical Race Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the writings of a scholarly and politically committed movement created mainly by progressive intellectuals of color, focusing on the law’s centrality in constructing and maintaining social domination and subordination.

ENG 371 Queer Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Interdisciplinary study of how human sexuality can be conceived outside the terms of fixed identity; readings may include work by theorists and authors such as Foucault, Butler, Sedgwick, Delany, Winterson, and Halberstam.

ENG 372 Feminist Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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A survey of several feminist frameworks for thinking about gender, sex, sexuality, race, class, and oppression including a consideration of the ways in which gender has left its mark on literary history and culture.

ENG 374 Bible As Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Extensive reading in the Bible, with some consideration of modern biblical scholarship and exploration of the more important uses of religious and biblical ideas in various periods of English and American literature.

ENG 375 Heaven, Hell, and Judgment

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of the iconography and literature of the sacred tradition in art.

ENG 376 Islamic Epic

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Heroic literature in medieval Arabic, Persian, and Turkic cultures.

ENG 377 Mythology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Exploration of mythology both as a kind of knowing and as "sacred stories" in religion, literature, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and science. A.: Mythology of the Americas: Study of the myths, tales, and legends told by the native peoples of the New World, which open roads that lead the imagination into alternative worlds. The class will read and listen to the words of native storytellers, orators, singers, and dramatists.

ENG 379 Film Genres

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of various film genres (melodrama, horror, film noir, comedy, science fiction, westerns) and sub-genres (maternal melodrama, splatter films, police procedurals, cyberpunk) as artistic texts and as Hollywood marketing strategies.

ENG 380 New Media

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of post-cinematic media and the questions these media raise regarding memory and media storage; the relations of language and literature to technology; documentation and referentiality.

ENG 381 National Cinemas

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Exploration of the cinematic production of various nations (such as the US, Iran, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Russia), with focus on the aesthetic and ideological aspirations specific to them.

ENG 383 Studies in World Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Courses in literature primarily from outside the United States and Britain. All texts in English or in English translation.

A. Transnational Literature: The study of literature from geographically and culturally diverse places that undermines the usual classification of literary texts in terms of national and regional literatures

B. Literature in Translation: Major texts in English translation, viewed in light of cultural and aesthetic cross-currents

C. Arab Literature: Studies in literature by Arab writers in English translation, including focus on topics like Arab women writers, the Arab novel, and Palestinian literature.

D. World Jewish Literature: Study of Jewish writing, which has been written in all the languages Jews have spoken, including Yiddish, Ladino, Russian, German, Serbian, Hungarian, Polish, Hebrew, French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish. All literature taught in English translation.

E. African Literature: Studies in literature from Africa in English and English translation, including focus on topics like African women writers, the African novel, and African drama.

ENG 385 Literature of the African Diaspora

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the literary production of peoples of the African diaspora, examining transatlantic perspectives that enable comparison of black writers from places such as the Caribbean, England, and the United States.

ENG 386 Postcolonial Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the literatures of colonized or previously colonized peoples and their diasporas.

ENG 387 Women Writers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of writing by women across a variety of periods and genres, with focus on the historical and cultural context of women's lives.

A. Twentieth-Century Women Writers: Study of the writing of twentieth-century women, attending to its differences from and connections to earlier periods and mainstream traditions. May include a variety of genres

B. U.S. Women Writers: Exploration of U.S. women’s writing as it participates in mainstream literary and rhetorical traditions and creates its own counter-traditions. May include women’s autobiographies, speeches, essays, letters, captivity and slave narratives, poetry, fiction and drama from a variety of periods

ENG 390 Creative Writing Poetry Workshop

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 207
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Writing workshop in which students submit original writing for peer review and weekly critical responses and read advanced representations of the genre. Designed to help students develop their style, hone their technique, and produce original poetry.

Prerequisite: ENG 207

ENG 391 Creative Writing Fiction Workshop

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 207
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Writing workshop in which students submit original writing for peer review and weekly critical responses and read advanced representations of the genre. Designed to help students develop their style, hone their technique, and produce original fiction.

Prerequisite: ENG 207

ENG 392 Literature, Writing, Practice

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 390 or ENG 391
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of diverse writing that informs the contemporary literary scene and marketplace of poetry and fiction, designed for practicing writers. Course readings are selected to broaden students? understanding of the craft and history of poetry and fiction in order to improve the practice of their own work.

Prerequisites: ENG 207 and ENG 391 or ENG 389

ENG 393 Writing Non-Fiction Prose

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Consideration and practice of style, rhetoric, form, and revision in a variety of genres. Focuses primarily on student writing but may consider a topic and require readings in non-fiction prose, for example, the essay.

ENG 394 Writing Workshop

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Workshop in forms of writing about books and intellectual issues, with particular focus on non-academic writing such as book reviews, magazine editorials, and non-technical non-fiction prose.

ENG 395 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

ENG 397 Literary Journalism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Workshop in forms of writing about books and intellectual issues, not specifically limited to the academic or scholarly community: book reviews, magazine editorials, nontechnical nonfiction.

ENG 399 Journalism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Specific styles or problems of journalistic writing.

ENG 400 Honors Seminar

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

See description of departmental honors program.

ENG 401 Honors (Early Literature)

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Honors seminar on literature written before 1800. See description of departmental honors program.

ENG 403 Topics in Medieval English Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Various topics from Old English and Middle English literature.

ENG 404 Medieval Studies

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Various literary and cultural topics that cross national, linguistic, and cultural borders.

ENG 405 Topics in Early Women Writers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Texts written by women of various nationalities and periods in a variety of genres up to 1800.

ENG 406 Epic Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of the social and cultural function of epic narrative; may include texts and/or film from a single time period or across the centuries.

ENG 407 Books of the Ancient Mayas

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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For the ancient Maya, books were instruments for seeing into distance times and places. The course will consider new deciphered hieroglyphic works, together with the works of Mayan writers who used the alphabet after the Spanish invasion.

ENG 409 Topics in Shakespeare

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected topics in Shakespeare?s dramatic and non-dramatic work such as the social context of Shakespeare, gay and lesbian studies in Shakespeare, Shakespeare and national politics, Shakespeare and colonialism, Shakespearean adaptations, Shakespeare on film.

ENG 410 Topics in Early Modern Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected topics in early modern British literature such as the literature of exploration, science and literature, studies of specific genres or authors, classical antiquity and Humanism, reformation and religious controversy, gay and lesbian studies.

ENG 411 Topics in Milton

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Selected topics in the work of John Milton and his contemporaries such as the poetry of Civil War, radicals and revolutionaries, the aesthetics of court, religious controversy, pamphlet wars, Caroline visual culture, monarchy and absolutism.

ENG 414 Topics in Romanticism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected topics in English, American, and/or European Romanticism such as the relation of the aesthetic to the political, the idea of the whole, the constitution of the self, the function of memory, the value of loss.

ENG 415 Topics in Victorian Literature and Culture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected topics in British literature and culture such as the art and literature of the fin-de-siecle, Victorian sexualities, and the theory and practice of realism.

ENG 417 Topics in American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected topics in American literature, including attention to critical questions at the forefront of current criticism in American literature and American studies.

ENG 418 Topics in African American Literature and History

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Selected readings in African American literature, theory, and history.

ENG 419 Topics in Latino/Latina/Latin American Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of the relationship between literature and culture among Latinos in the U.S. as well as in Latin America. Central themes may include Latino cultural theory, hemispheric approaches, Latin American literature in translation, immigration and the borderlands, Latino re-workings of Latin American novels. Taught in English.

ENG 421 Topics in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Close study of one aspect of nineteenth-century literature and culture.

ENG 422 Jane Austen

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Concentrated and detailed study of the works, biography, and milieu of Jane Austen.

ENG 425 Whitman and Dickinson

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Close study of these influential poets in relation to their lives, cultures, and audiences, with attention to gender, sexuality, and publication histories.

ENG 426 Mark Twain

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Concentrated and detailed study of the works, biography, and milieu of Mark Twain.

ENG 427 William Faulkner

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Concentrated and detailed study of the works, biography, and milieu of William Faulkner.

ENG 429 James Joyce

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Concentrated study of James Joyce: the composition and reception of his works, their cultural and literary contexts, and the rise of Joyce studies.

ENG 431 Authors

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Concentrated and detailed study of the works, biography, and milieu of a single author, chosen by the instructor.

ENG 434 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 390
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Intensive poetry workshop in which students submit original work for review and revision and offer critical response to their peers. Geared to help students produce mature work with an aim toward future publication.

Prerequisites: ENG 207 and ENG 390

ENG 435 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 391
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Intensive fiction workshop in which students submit original work for review and revision and offer critical response to their peers. Geared to help students produce mature work with an aim toward future publication.

Prerequisites: ENG 207 and ENG 391

ENG 437 Advanced Writing Workshop

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Intensive practice in writing; specific approach chosen by instructor.

Prerequisite: ENG 390, ENG 391, or permission of instructor.

ENG 438 Film Directors

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Analysis of aspects of feature filmmaking based on study and discussion of classic films by great directors.

ENG 440 Film Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Various systematic approaches to the study of film and the work of important authors of classical and contemporary film theory such as Andre Bazin, Bela Balazs, Stanley Cavell, Michel Chion, Gilles Deleuze, Mary Ann Doane, Sergei Eisenstein, Jean Epstein, Sigfried Kracauer, Jacques Lacan, Laura Mulvey, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Slavoj Žižek.

ENG 441 Contemporary Cinema

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of contemporary cinema, potentially including popular film, film from various cultures and sub-cultures, and topics in film theory.

ENG 442 Modernism and Film

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Focused study of the interrelations of modernist literature and innovative and popular film during the early twentieth century.

ENG 446 Topics in World Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Advanced study of literature written primarily outside the U.S. and British Isles. Literature taught in translation.

ENG 447 Literature of Migration

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Study of literatures from various diasporas that highlight the effects of straddling different cultural worlds.

ENG 454 Literature and Philosophy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Application of that reading skills acquired through the study of literature to philosophical texts with the goal of understanding the production of philosophical knowledge and questions of rhetoric, language, staging, genre, reading, and writing.

ENG 455 Cultural Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Examination of such topics as popular culture, practices of everyday life, theories of sacrifice, group psychology, institutions and counter-institutions, ritual, commodity aesthetics, criminology, urbanism, television, fashion, and cuisine.

ENG 456 Theories of Narrative

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Examination of key terms in the study of narrative (story, discourse, plot, author, reader/audience, ideology) through examination of work of by theorists such as Propp, Barthes, Bakhtin, and Todorov.

ENG 461 Topics in the Novel

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Study of the formal structures, history, and impact of the novel form.

ENG 462 Topics in Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 461 Or TH 485
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable as specified in particular course sections and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Exploration of topics relevant to study of various genres of poetry; may include questions of historical development, innovations in form, or focus on particular genres and features, including the ballad, narrative verse, lyric, poetry and song, conceptions of voice, prose-poetry, or the collage poem.

ENG 464 Comedy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Theories of comedy and humor such as those by Freud, Bergson, and Zupančič, with examples of comic texts from Aristophanes to the present.

ENG 470 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A study in a current topic of interest

ENG 480 Cross Genre Literature and Writing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisiteENG 390 or ENG 391
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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Intensive study of literature and genre theory designed to broaden practicing writers' understanding of poetry and fiction. A central component of the course considers the diversity of forms, the relation of form to content, and the uses of genre.

ENG 496 Writing Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Supervised writing in a work setting, by arrangement among the English department, the student, and the employer.

ENG 497 Honors Thesis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

See description of departmental honors program.

ENG 498 Undergraduate Research Assistance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Work with faculty mentor on research or creative project.

ENG 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 – 6
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Guided reading and directed research under individual faculty advisors. See special instructions.