Undergraduate Course List

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Below is the full list of courses regularly offered by the department.  For current course offerings by time, see the Undergraduate Catalog.  For detailed descriptions of current courses, see the Whole English Catalog.

Eng 100

Introduction to Academic Writing

ENG 101 Writing

Only during 2016/17  Last offered Summer 2017, under previous gen ed curriculum.

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 105

CL-1 Writing and Rhetoric  (New 4.00 credit hours)

Eng 110

Great Books (New)

This course Provides an introduction to the study of literature and culture in English through close readings of texts commonly held to be masterpieces. This course will consider the development of great literary works in relation to the social, cultural, political and artistic movements from which they evolved, and their subsequent contribution to the culture of the English speaking world ( in contradistinction to other cultural contexts). As not all notable texts are considered masterpieces at the moment they first appear, the course ponders the question how does literature become " great", and what cultural forces work upon texts to enable them to acquire this status? What are the criteria for literary greatness? Is greatness a relative concept? Who gets to choose what great means? What is the impact of literary greatness on the cultural history of a society? The course also provides students with the rudimentary tolls of literary criticism through the introduction of basic concepts such as form, voice, genre, and style, and to techniques and strategies of reading such as historiographic reading.

Eng 191

Literature and Technology (New)

In this course, we will study how technology has influenced literature over the course of history. Literature always finds itself both immersed in technology (in that technologies are used to produce the books and stories we read) and commenting on it (in the content of those books and stories). We will consider forms of literature as models of innovation, and we will think about how literature can turn our attention to the effects or future of technology, as in the genre of science fiction. In science fiction and elsewhere, literature often asks us to reflect critically on ideas of progress and newness that ordinarily accompany technological change.

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.

Eng 198

UB Freshman Seminar (New)

Eng 199

UB Tranfer Seminar (New)

ENG 201 Advanced Writing

Credits: 3
Semester(s):  Last offered Summer 2017, under previous gen ed curriculum.
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 204 Writing About the Environment

CL-2

Credits:  3
Semester(s): 
Varies
Pre-requisite: 
Completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201)
Type:
SEM
Grading:
Graded

ENG 205 Writing for Change

CL-2

Credits:  3
Semester(s): 
Varies
Pre-requisite: 

Completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201)
Type: LEC
Grading:
Graded

ENG 207 Introduction to Writing Poetry and Prose Fiction

CL-2

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 208 Writing About Literature

CL-2

This course teaches modes of literary interpretation and strategies for researching and writing compelling and persuasive interpretive essays. Students will learn how to craft essays on poetry, fiction and non-fiction as well as how to locate historical and critical sources, create annotated bibliographies, enter into critical and theoretical conversations in their own essays, and present research orally and visually. Emphasis on argumentative structure, use of textual and extra-textual evidence, and literary critical concepts, terminology and style.

Eng 209 Writing About Science

CL-2  

Reading and analysis of essays on scientific topics written for a general audience, and practice writing such as essays. Writing for non-scientists about specialized scientific work.

Eng 210 Professional Writing

CL-2

An investigation of genres of professional and workplace communication that are common across the business world including memos, progress reports, and presentations. Contemporary professional communication occurs across media platforms and through a variety of devices, as such this course addresses a range of digital and visual communication strategies.

Eng 211 American Pluralism in Lit & Culture (NEW)

This course focuses on contemporary and historical issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social class and religious sectarianism in American Life. It approaches the intersections among these categories and how they have evolved in relation to each other in complex and dynamic ways. The purpose of this course is to examine the multicultural, multiethnic nature of American society from the viewpoints of both men and women of diverse ethnicities, social classes and religious creeds.

Eng 212 How to Write Like a Journalist

CL-2  

Lecture

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

Students learn to research, report and write like a professional journalist. Students will produce up to four pieces of original journalism during this class and will learn about current trends in media and media production. They will learn interviewing and note-taking skills and critique current works of mainstream journalism. The class will hone students' skills as writers and readers and teach them to write a long-form piece of journalism.

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 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 257 Tolkien in Text and Film

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded

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The major fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien and the film versions based on those narratives will be read/viewed and the major themes and cultural issues found will be analyzed: language and myth, the relationship of good and evil, heroism, environmentalism, totalitarianism, agrarianism, and issues of gender.

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 263 Environmental Humanities

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 Young Adult Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Varies
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded

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This course surveys popular young adult literature, both contemporary (e.g. *The Hunger Games*, *Thirteen Reasons Why*) and historical (*Oliver Twist*, *Alice in Wonderland*). Students will learn how to analyze and write about the relationship between literary texts and the cultural problems they represent, and specifically, how YA fiction raises questions of gender definition, sexuality, race and ethnicity, body image, shaming practices, generational conflicts, and social pressure.

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 Latinx/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. Latinx/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 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 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 285 Writing in the Health Sciences

CL-2

This course introduces students to the rhetorical practices of technical and professional communication in the health sciences, including technical reporting, communicating with the public, and visual and oral presentations.

Eng 288 Intro to Shakespeare: Earlier Works

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Fall

Lecture

This course is an introductory-level survey of Shakespeare's earlier works--that is, a selection of those plays and poems written before 1600: sonnets, comedies, and histories. It will introduce students to literary studies in general and prepare them to take advanced 300- and 400-level courses in Shakespeare and other early literature.

Eng 289 Intro to Shakespeare: Later Works

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Spring

This course surveys Shakespeare's later works. It concentrates on plays and poems written after 1599-1600, with a special focus on tragedy (*Othello*, *King Lear*, and *Macbeth*) and romance (*The Winter's Tale*, *The Tempest*, and *Pericles*). ENG 289 offers an excellent introduction to literary studies in general, and advanced 300- and 400-level courses in Shakespeare and other early literature.

Eng 290 Literature & War

This course will introduce students to the vast field of literary representations of war from the Bible and Homer to the literature of 9/11. As old and as varied as the history of literature itself, the literature of war crosses time periods, national traditions, and genres. Moreover, the theme of war gives us a way to study the relationship between literature and philosophy, literature and other arts (such as painting, photography, cinema, and music), and literature and technology. However, the definition of 'war' has changed dramatically over time and continues to change. Accordingly, this course will approach the study of literature and war by examining these changes, seeing how shifts in the structure of war can alter our experience of time and space, self and other, friend and enemy, nation and people, public and private, love and death, and war and peace, just to name a few. Finally, we will consider how literary representations of war might themselves constitute an attempt to find alternatives to war.

Eng 291 Literature & Nature

Our course will investigate intersections of literature and environment, generating insights into the significance of nature through the study of literary works and contexts. As nature is a grand concept with deep historical roots and wide geographical spread, our course will focus on literary materials drawn from a range of temporal, geographical, and cultural perspectives. The course will feature discussion in lecture of ecocriticism, which refers to a range of critical approaches to interrelating literary phenomena and environmental contexts. Students will cultivate literary critical skills both by looking closely at individual works, and by comparing such works with other examples of literary approaches to nature.

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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This course explores Medieval literature, including poetic romances and prose works, in relation to historical and cultural phenomena. Course materials will vary semester to semester, but may focus on such topics as Arthurian literature. By reading works (often in translation) from the Latin, Old French, and Middle English traditions, we will examine how issues of power played out in these texts, while negotiating the differences between the chronicle and romance styles of Medieval literature.

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 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 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 317 Early British Drama

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

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This course focuses on important works of British drama performed between 1660 and 1914. 317a covers 1660 to 1800, and may include plays by Behn, Congreve, Wycherley, among others. 317b covers romantic drama between 1770 and 1830, featuring works by Baillie, Inchbald, Shelley, and Byron. 317c surveys nineteenth-century drama from 1800 to 1914, including plays by Wilde, Pinero, Shaw, and Ibsen. Readings and discussion will emphasize formal analysis of playtexts and engagement with modern performance theory.

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. For example 319A: Prof. D. Alff, 18th Century British Poetry What was a poem in eighteenth-century Britain? What did it do or try to do? These are the guiding questions behind this courses survey of English verse written between 1660 and 1800. We will study poems both as self-conscious aesthetic objects possessing certain rhetorical and metrical properties, and as vehicles for public expression. Class discussion and writing assignments will stress the techniques of formal analysis, close reading skills that students can use to make sense of poetic texts from any period. Keeping in mind the mutually-generative relationship between text and cultural context, we will ask why poets adapted certain poetic forms to articulate positions on contemporary issues. How does Alexander Pope's use of heroic couplets contribute to his vanquishment of literary opponents in The Dunciad? Why does James Grainger draw upon the Virgilian tradition of georgic poetry to salute commercial productivity in the Caribbean? For example 319C: Prof. R. Mack, Culture in 18th Century Britain What is culture and what does it means to study it? We'll answer this question first by turning to the 18th century in Britain and France when the concept of culture (if not the term itself) came into being. We'll look at the ways in which writers began to study the customs and habits of other societies and of their own societies. Our texts for doing so will be diverse. We'll examine closely literature, travel writing, history, and philosophy. In doing so we'll be especially concerned with the difficulties that arose when writers attempted to understand cultural differences and with the ways in which they called on different kind of writing to represent those differences. How do you distinguish between actions informed by religious belief and actions informed by habit? To what extent can you believe what you see is not clouded by your own beliefs and opinion? What are the criteria for comparing one culture to another? Writers in the eighteenth century asked these questions and it will be central to our project in the course to compare their earlier answers with later answers in anthropology and literature.

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 WWI

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 Travel Writing

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies

Lecture

This course explores the genre of travel writing, which encompasses works ranging from memoirs and guide books to modernist novels and lyric poetry.

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 350 Literature of Migration

This course studies literatures from various diasporas that highlight the effects of straddling different cultural worlds.

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 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. 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. For example: Prof. S. McCaffery, 20th Century Avant-Garde Poetry This course explores the emergence and transformation of primarily twentieth and twenty-first century Anglophone poetics in North America as well as the twentieth-century emergence of the Avant-Garde. Authors and topics covered include Imagism, Vorticism, Feminist Poetics and Poetry, Italian and Russian Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, Objectivism, the Beats, the Harlem Renaissance and Negritude, Projective Verse, the New American Poetry of the 1960s, the New York School and Language Poetry. Alongside texts to be studied, analyzed and compared are relevant theoretical texts largely by poets themselves. For example: Prof. Ming Qian Ma, Poetry and Poetics This course will introduce students to modern and contemporary poetry in the 20th century, with an emphasis on the American poetry. Following a chronological approach, the class will cover the period from the so-called High Modernism to the present, studying the major poetic movements such as Imagism, the Objectivists, the Fugitives, the Confessional School, the New York School, the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat Movement, the Deep Image School, the Language poetry, and others. The overarching topic of our critical inquiry is the poetry-poetics relationship, as it is perceived and practiced by diverse poets in their corresponding socio-political, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. The class will focus on close reading of selected poets representing each poetic movement in conjunction with selected criticisms by these poets.

 

ENG 362 Poetry Movements

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

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

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 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 Film Directors

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
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies

Lecture

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. For example: 383 A: Prof. C. Mardorossian, Transplantation, Displacement, and Identity This course focuses on narratives that emerged in response to a condition of exile, migrancy, and rootlessness that they paradoxically embrace and celebrate. The authors we will read emphasize the mixing of races, cultures, and languages across widely separate geographical and historical spaces. Throughout the semester, we will explore the alternative and regenerative forms of identity and self-understanding that are made possible by the experience of transplantation and displacement. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which writers depict their characters relation to their urban, rural, and physical environment. We will try and determine whether there is such a thing as a migrant aesthetics whose parameters we can identify in the fiction we read. We will read novels and short fiction by contemporary diaspora writers from India, Bangladesh, the Caribbean (Antigua, Cuba, Martinique), South Africa, England, and Iran. How do these works help us redefine the relationship between individuals and their environments? How do generational differences affect the literary production of these diaspora communities? What happens to diasporic literature when it is produced by writers who have not experienced their parents history of migration? What is the difference between diasporic, migrant, and exile literature? For example 383B: Prof. W. Hakala, Afghanistan in the Travelers Eye Afghanistan has long attracted the attention of people from afar. From ancient quests for the Water of [Eternal] Life to more recent expeditions seeking to exploit its vast underground mineral deposits, the Afghanistan carried in the travelers imagination often conflicts with the Afghanistan that is actually encountered. This course is intended to serve not just as an introduction to the motivations and experiences of travelers to Afghanistan, but also to the forms of knowledge that are produced in the wake of such travels. For example 383H: H. Young, Contemporary African Literature This class will introduce students to a wide array of contemporary African literature. We will examine the legacy of colonialism and slavery, reading about how Africans have navigated the forces of global capital that still wrack the continent today. Moving away from stereotypes of Africans as primitive, we will examine complex cultural, linguistic and political histories that engender literary portraits of sophisticated peoples dealing with the vicissitudes of daily living. We will read, amongst other things about ghosts, prophets, child soldiers and bees.

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
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies

Lecture

This course studies 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" treats writing of twentieth-century women, attending to its differences from and connections to earlier periods and mainstream traditions. B: "U.S. Women Writers" explores U.S. women's writing as it participates in mainstream literary and rhetorical traditions and creates its own counter-traditions. The course may include women's autobiographies, speeches, essays, letters, captivity and slave narratives, poetry, fiction and drama from a variety of periods. This course is the same as AMS 335 and GGS 335 and course repeat rules will apply.

ENG 390 Creative Writing Poetry Workshop

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ENG 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-requisite: ENG 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-requisite: ENG 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 (Spectrum Only)

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 398 Ethics in Journalism

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Lecture

Is it ever OK to break the law to get a story? When is it the right decision to publish a rumor? How do you know whether a picture that likely will offend readers and viewers should be used? This course pushes students to examine how every action a journalist makes in gathering, organizing and presenting the news requires a value judgment. The course covers media credibility, steps in ethical decision-making, handling anonymous and unreliable sources, accuracy, conflict of interest and the difference between reporting and exploiting grief. The course uses the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics as a model and guideline. Students study a range of historical scenarios as well as hypothetical cases. They debate with the instructor and each other. Students read and discuss the decisions and mistakes of past journalists and analyze the dilemmas unfolding in newsrooms today.

ENG 400 Dept. 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 Dept. 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 Studies 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 Studies 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 409 Studies 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 Studies 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 417 Studies 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 Studies 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 Studies 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 Studies 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 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-requisite: ENG 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-requisite: 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.

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 (Spectrum Only)

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 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 Studies 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 461 Studies 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 Studies in Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ENG 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 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 495 Supervised UG Teaching

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

Introduces students to theories of writing and writing consultancy. The skills developed in this class will help students to leverage writing skills into professional contexts and provide experience with teaching and mentoring in both real and virtual environments.

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.