English
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Courses and Syllabi

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English Spring 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 100: Composition for Non-native Speakers of English (4 Credits)

Intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays of some length and complexity. Studies logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structure of expository prose, with attention to particularly difficult aspects of the language for non-native speakers. Methods and conventions of preparing research papers. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 101: Composition (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays of some length and complexity. Studies logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structure of expository prose. Methods and conventions of preparing research papers. Read More »

35 Sections Currently Scheduled »

200-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 201: Reading and Writing about Texts (3 Credits)

Close analysis of literary texts, including but not limited to poetry, fiction, and drama. Emphasizes reading and writing exercises to develop basic interpretive skills. Examines figurative language, central ideas, relationship between structure and meaning, narrative point of view. Read More »

30 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ENGH 202: Texts and Contexts (3 Credits)

Studies literary texts within the framework of culture. Examines texts within such categories as history, gender, sexuality, religion, race, class, and nation. Read More »

9 Sections Currently Scheduled »

300-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 301: The Fields of English (3 Credits)

Introduces the fields of English studies, focusing on discipline-specific forms of practice within the concentrations in the major. Explores central concepts including reading, language, medium, text, author/producer. Maps histories and contexts of English as a discipline. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Debra Lattanzi Shutika — Enterprise Hall 178

ENGH 302: Advanced Composition (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in writing and analyzing expository forms such as essay, article, proposal, and technical or scientific reports with emphasis on research related to student's major field. Read More »

141 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ENGH 303: Humanities College to Career (1 Credits)

Focuses on career choices and effective self-presentation for soon-to-be graduating students with majors in the humanities. Explores how skills typically learned In humanities majors can be leveraged for a successful transition to post-graduation employment. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 305: Dimensions of Writing and Literature (3 Credits)

Teaches students the conventions of writing in literary studies while emphasizing writing process. Develops interpretive skills for further study in the major though the teaching of in-depth close reading, intertextual analysis, and critical reading in scholarship. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ENGH 307: English Grammar (3 Credits)

Overview of grammatical structure of English including word classes, phrases, and complex sentences. English grammar analyzed using modern syntactic theory. Students engage in language description through problem solving. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Aseel Saad Alammar — West Building 1007
  • Section 002 — Hussain Almalki — Thompson Hall 2022

ENGH 308: Theory and Inquiry (3 Credits)

Investigates a problem or debate central to the discipline of English. Teaches students how to read, understand, and engage with theoretical texts. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 309: Topics in Literature (1-3 Credits)

Studies literature by topics, such as women in literature, science fiction, and literature of the avant garde. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 315: Folklore and Folklife (3 Credits)

Topics include folktales, personal narratives, legends, proverbs, jokes, folk songs, folk art and craft, and folk architecture. Considers ethnicity, community, family, festival, folklore in literature, and oral history. Discusses traditions in students' own lives. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 318: Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 Credits)

Introduces interpretive practices associated with cultural studies. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 320: Literature of the Middle Ages (3 Credits)

Selected English narrative, dramatic, and homiletic literature written between 1300 and 1500, exclusive of Chaucer. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 331: Age of Sensibility: 1745-1800 (3 Credits)

English literature of later 18th century, time of American and French Revolutions, including new developments in novel, drama, biography, and poetry. Includes Johnson, Boswell, Blake, Goldsmith, Sterne, Gray, Cowper, Burney, Godwin, and Wollstonecraft. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 336: British Novel of the 19th Century (3 Credits)

Works by Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontes, Eliot, Trollope, and Hardy. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 340: Early American Literature (3 Credits)

Works of first 200 years of American literature, including Edwards, Franklin, Irving, Cooper, and Bryant. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 343: Development of the American Novel to 1914 (3 Credits)

Major American novels of the pre-World War I period with emphasis on Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Howells, James, Crane, Dreiser, Norris, and others. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 345: American Drama of the 20th Century (3 Credits)

American drama of 20th century, with special attention to playwrights such as Glaspell, O'Neill, Miller, Williams, Fornes, and Albee. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 355: Recent American Fiction (3 Credits)

American short story writers and novelists from World War II to present, including Mailer, Barth, Cheever, Oates, Gass, Beattie, Updike, and Morrison. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 356: Recent American Poetry (3 Credits)

Major American poets from World War II to present, emphasizing Roethke, Brooks, Rich, Dickey, Lowell, Ammons, Kizer, Sexton, Clifton, Plath, and Piercy. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 360: Continental Fiction, 1770-1880 (3 Credits)

Selected European novels in translation. Focuses on continental novel from 18th century to end of 19th century. Includes works of Balzac, Goethe, Gogol, Stendhal, Turgenev, Flaubert, Dostoievski, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 362: Global Voices (3 Credits)

Studies two cultures other than contemporary British or American culture through exploration of several textual forms such as written literature, oral literature, film, folklore, or popular culture. Specific cultures vary, but at least one is non- Western. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 371: Television Studies (3 Credits)

Learn to identify and analyze formal elements of television. Learn how to situate and evaluate television in their cultural and historical contexts, interpret specific texts, and understand the relationships among broadcasting and networks, citizenship, audiences, and the public sphere. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 372: Introduction to Film (3 Credits)

Introduces film medium as an art form. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Jessica Scarlata — Enterprise Hall 80

ENGH 373: Film and Video Forms (3 Credits)

Identify and analyze formal elements of fiction films/videos and documentaries, with regard to production, reception, and interpretation. Learn how to read and practice artistic processes in filmic storytelling, evaluate films and videos in cultural and historical contexts, analyze specific texts, and understand the relationships among film and video industries, commercial factors, consumption, and audiences as communities. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 377: Digital Creative Writing (3 Credits)

Combined workshop and studio course in technological and aesthetic issues of reading and writing hypermedia texts with emphasis on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre, drama, or performance. Explores how genre meets hypertext and hypermedia in original creative work. Includes techniques in authoring interactive hypermedia projects using digital media tools. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 388: Professional and Technical Writing (3 Credits)

Intensive study and practice in various forms of professional and technical writing, including proposals, reports, instructions, news releases, white papers, and correspondence. Emphasizes writing for variety of audiences, both lay and informed, and writing within various professional and organizational contexts. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 396: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 Credits)

Assignments include writing exercises and original works of poetry and fiction. May also include drama or creative nonfiction. Includes reading assignments in covered genres, and may include oral presentations or in-class performance. Original student work read and discussed in class and conference with instructor. Read More »

5 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ENGH 397: Poetry Writing (3 Credits)

Workshop in reading, writing poetry. Original student work read and discussed in class and conferences with instructor. Technical exercises in craft of poetry; may include reading assignments. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Jennifer Atkinson — Innovation Hall 336

ENGH 398: Fiction Writing (3 Credits)

Workshop course in reading and writing fiction. Original student work read and discussed in class and conferences with instructor. Includes technical exercises in craft of fiction; may include reading assignments. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 399: Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 Credits)

Workshop in reading and writing of nonfiction that makes use of literary techniques normally thought of in context of fiction, such as evoking senses and use of dialog. Original student work read and discussed in class and conferences with instructor. Includes technical exercises in artful creating of nonfiction; may include reading assignments. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 400: Honors Seminar (3 Credits)

Emphasizes growth in awareness of literary scholarship as a discipline, providing opportunity for advanced study in literary and cultural criticism. Covers variety of topics, including consideration of a literary period, genre, author, work, theme, discourse, or critical theory. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 402: Honors Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

Intensive writing course. Honors students concentrating in nonfiction writing and editing may use English 416 to replace English 414 as first course in honors program. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 414: Folklore of the Spirit World (3 Credits)

Examines traditional narratives and beliefs about otherworldly experiences and beings. Introduces traditional narrative theory and discusses how people construct and tell their stories about encounters with the supernatural. Considers the conflicts, worldviews, and competing values these stories bring into material form. Focuses on traditions from around the world as well as on personal experiences of students. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 417: RS: Topics in Folklore Research (3 Credits)

Topic-based course in research methods. Students conduct advanced research in folklore studies using traditional and digital research tools and approaches. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 421: Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (3 Credits)

Studies selected topics, genres, themes or authors in medieval or Renaissance literature and culture. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 432: Topics: British Authors (3 Credits)

Study of one or two major figures in British literature. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 454: Topics in Poetry (3 Credits)

Study of selected topics, periods, or poets. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 456: Topics in Literary Nonfiction (3 Credits)

Special studies in literary nonfiction by topic, such as the personal essay, New Journalism, the "nonfiction novel," the memoir, or historical traditions of literary nonfiction. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 458: RS: Topics in Literary Research (3 Credits)

Topic-based course in research methods. Students conduct advanced research in literary studies using traditional and digital research tools and approaches. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 459: Internship (1-3 Credits)

Under supervision of a faculty director, students report and reflect on their work as interns at organizations of their choosing, usually in writing and/or editing positions. For 3 credits, students work on site at least 135 hours as specified in the agreement developed with the internship supervisor and approved by the faculty director. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 483: Technical Editing (3 Credits)

Instruction in revising, editing, and preparing specialized writing for print production. Emphasizes methods of achieving clarity, accuracy, and completeness. Lecture and discussion on editing and printing techniques; practical exercise in revision, layout, and production. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 484: RS: Writing Ethnography (3 Credits)

Study and practice of ethnographic writing. Students conduct ethnographic investigations and practice journal keeping, field note recording, interviewing, transcription, and interpretation. Includes introduction to current issues in ethnographic writing. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Michelle LaFrance — Innovation Hall 328

ENGH 485: Document Design (3 Credits)

Theory and practice of using computer programs to design and produce publications including brochures, fliers, newsletters, and small magazines. Includes readings, writing papers. and producing and editing copies and original publications. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 486: RS: Writing Nonfiction for Publication (3 Credits)

Workshop course. Intensive practice in advanced nonfiction writing; emphasizes writing for publication. Occasional special topics sections in such forms as autobiography and scientific writing. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 488: Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Advanced studies in rhetoric and writing. Introduces key rhetorical terminology and examines how texts construct meaning and how those meanings are determined within social contexts. Topics may include the relationship between rhetorics and poetics, rhetoric and new media, histories of rhetoric, global rhetorics, argument theory, discourse analysis, theories of technical communication, or advanced theories of composition and pedagogy. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 492: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (3 Credits)

Workshop; intensive practice in creative writing and study of creative process. Intended for students already writing original creative work. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 494: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in the craft of poetry and study of the imagination in creative process. Intended for students already writing original poetry. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 495: Capstone and Thesis (3 Credits)

Presentations of original work for critique by peers and faculty. Students synthesize what they have learned during prior work in the program through workshops for final revisions of manuscripts for the BFA portfolio. Students submit the revised manuscripts as their final submission for evaluation by faculty. Students receive guidance in research methods as they investigate the lives of writers and learn the procedures for such tasks as submitting original work for publication and applying for jobs. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 497: Topics in Creative Writing (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in creative writing and study of creative process. Workshop course. Concentrates on specialized literary type other than short story or poetry such as playwriting, screenwriting, children's literature, travel literature, autobiography, gothic novel, or translation. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

Topics in ENGH

ENGH 301: The Fields of English (3 Credits)

Introduces the fields of English studies, focusing on discipline-specific forms of practice within the concentrations in the major. Explores central concepts including reading, language, medium, text, author/producer. Maps histories and contexts of English as a discipline. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Debra Lattanzi Shutika — Enterprise Hall 178

ENGH 421: Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (3 Credits)

Studies selected topics, genres, themes or authors in medieval or Renaissance literature and culture. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 470: RS: Topics in Film/Media History (not currently offered) (3 Credits)

Advanced studies of development of film language, both as cultural practice and medium for formal innovation. Topics might include studies of national cinemas, historical periods, genres, or individual directors.

ENGH 472: Topics in Film/Media Theory (not currently offered) (3 Credits)

Advanced studies of theories about various aspects of production, distribution, and reception of film-mediated experiences. Topics may include theories of spectator, semiotics, feminist film theory, theories of narrativity, structuralist film theory, or deconstruction.

Graduate

500-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 502: Research Methods in Rhetoric and Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Introduces theory, methods, and ethics of conducting research in rhetoric and professional writing. Students learn to conduct and evaluate research that may include rhetorical analysis, discourse analysis, historical methods, ethnography, user-centered design, document and usability testing, and others. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 503: Theory and Practice of Editing (3 Credits)

Instruction in revising, editing, and preparing specialized writing for printing. Emphasizes methods of achieving clarity, accuracy, and completeness. Lecture and discussion on editing and printing techniques; practical exercise in revision, layout, and production. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 504: Internship (1-6 Credits)

Under supervision of a faculty director, students report and reflect on their work as interns at organizations of their choosing, usually in writing and/or editing positions.Ê For 3 credits, students work on site at least 135 hours as specified in the agreement developed with the internship supervisor and approved by the faculty director. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 505: Document Design (3 Credits)

Theory and practice of using computer programs to design and produce publications including brochures, fliers, newsletters, and small magazines. Includes readings, writing papers, and producing and editing copies and original publications. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 506: Research for Narrative Writing (3 Credits)

Combines study of basic research tools with field work and writing workshop experience. Helps students develop techniques and skills necessary for writing a research-dependent project of sufficient complexity to be of book or long essay length. Emphasis on finding story behind facts, using material from numerous sources. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 511: Graduate Literature Survey (3 Credits)

Advanced survey of selected genres, periods, areas, styles, and theoretical issues in literature. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 513: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies (3 Credits)

Intensive study of topics involving literary or other texts such as film, television, opera, and folklore. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 591: Topics in Folklore Studies (3 Credits)

Explores folklore and folklife topics such as folk narrative and story telling, folklore and literature, folksong, and folk arts. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 608: Craft Seminars (3 Credits)

Non-MFA students seeking permission must submit manuscript of original written work in appropriate genre. Various sections offer work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, each focusing in different ways on the practices and the craft development of writers. Numerous writing assignments mixed with reading followed by careful analytical and craft discussions. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 610: Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature (3 Credits)

Methods of teaching literature. Includes study of methods of literary analysis, and ways of developing student responses to literature, with some classroom practice. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 612: Cultures of Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Students work as ethnographers, studying selected sites where people write professionally, and analyzing ways production and reception of writing contribute to and result from local culture of each site. Lecture and workshop format. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 614: Internship in the Teaching of Writing (1-3 Credits)

Internships provide experience working in a teaching program such as school or writing center. Under direction of faculty member, students must secure cooperation of on-site supervisor. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 615: Proseminar in Composition Instruction (3 Credits)

Methods of teaching expository writing. Includes consideration of planning courses, practice in teaching and grading papers, and study of recent developments in teaching writing. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 616: Nonfiction Writing Workshop (1-6 Credits)

Intensive practice in craft of nonfiction and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary nonfiction, and already writing original nonfiction. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 617: Poetry Writing Workshop (1-6 Credits)

Intensive practice in craft of poetry and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary poetic modes and already writing original poetry. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 618: Fiction Writing Workshop (1-6 Credits)

Intensive practice in craft of fiction and study of creative process. Intended for students already familiar with traditional and contemporary fiction and already writing original fiction. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Tania Rachel James — David King Hall 2054

ENGH 619: Special Topics in Writing (3 Credits)

Workshop course. Intensive practice in creative writing and study of creative process. Concentrates on specialized literary type other than short story, such as essay, playwriting, film writing, children's literature, travel literature, autobiography, gothic novel, and translation. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ENGH 642: Seminar in British Literature (3 Credits)

Intensive study of a selected period, movement, or genre in British or world Anglophone literature. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 676: Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 Credits)

Advanced introduction to theoretical practice known as cultural studies, with attention to role in textual studies. Part of interdisciplinary cultural studies PhD and MA in English programs. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 681: Advanced Topics in Folklore Studies (3 Credits)

Explores advanced folklore and folklife topics such as bodylore, sense of place, festival, folk drama, and folk narrative studies. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 685: Selected Topics, Movements, or Genres of Literature in English (3 Credits)

Content varies. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 697: Composition Theory (3 Credits)

Acquaints classroom teachers with theory relating to writing and teaching composition. Focuses on explaining theories of participants, reading works of leading theorists, and developing statement describing implications of theoretical consistency in teaching writing. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — E Shelley Reid — Innovation Hall 330

ENGH 699: Workshop in English (1-3 Credits)

Concentrated workshops, educational tours, independent studies, and special seminars dealing with selected topics in writing, linguistics, film, electronic media, and literature written in English. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

700-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 726: Rhetorical Theory and Public Spaces (3 Credits)

Covers the major theories of public rhetoric and the public sphere; explores how rhetoric influences public perceptions; examines publics as a site of interpretive mediation. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 751: Advanced Workshop in Fiction Writing (1-6 Credits)

Intensive practice in craft of fiction for experienced writers. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 799: Thesis (1-6 Credits)

Students who take ENGH 798 to develop thesis topic and then elect thesis option receive 3 credits for ENGH 799 on completion of thesis. Students who do not take ENGH 798, or who take it to work on project unrelated to thesis, receive up to 6 credits for ENGH 799 on completion of thesis. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

800-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 822: Studies in Composition (3 Credits)

Offers advanced study of theoretical, practical, or pedagogical topics related to composition. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled