English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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English Fall 2016

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 »

4 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 »

85 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 »

10 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 »

8 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ENGH 203: Western Literary Tradition (3 Credits)

Major works of Western literature in historical progression. Focuses on writers such as Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Dante, Cervantes, Machiavelli, and Montaigne. Read More »

1 Section 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

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 »

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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 »

3 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

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 »

2 Sections 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 »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 316: Topics in Myth and Literature (3 Credits)

Studies how traditional mythologies are reflected in English and American literature and other texts as themes, motifs, and patterns. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 322: Shakespeare (3 Credits)

Introduction to Shakespeare's art. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 323: Shakespeare: Special Topics (3 Credits)

Study of one aspect of Shakespeare's art or critical issues surrounding it. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 333: British Novel of the 18th Century (3 Credits)

English novel from its beginnings through turn of 19th century. Covers works by Behn, Defoe, Haywood, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Smollett, and Austen. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 334: British Poetry of the Romantic Period (3 Credits)

Works of major poets of Romantic period: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 338: British Novel after 1900 (3 Credits)

Works by Conrad, Forster, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, Greene, Lessing, Spark, and Fowles. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 348: Beginnings of African American Literature Through 1865 (3 Credits)

Concentrating on such poets as Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Lucy Terry, and George Moses Horton, examines significant African American literary, social, and political texts produced through 1865. Special attention to narrative accounts of enslavement and freedom by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Olaudah Equiano; political writings and orations of David Walker and Sojourner Truth; fiction of Harriet Wilson and William Wells Brown; and nonwritten cultural artifacts such as slave songs and spirituals. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 352: Topics in Ethnic American Literature (3 Credits)

Studies particular ethnic American literatures. Focuses on literatures such as Asian American, Native American, Latino/a, Arab American, or Jewish American. Read More »

2 Sections 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 370: Introduction to Documentary (3 Credits)

Considers fundamental concepts of documentary form, style, and subject matter, ethical considerations, and theories of documentary. Includes close analysis of a series of representative film and television texts. 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

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 375: Web Authoring and Design (3 Credits)

Provides a rhetorical foundation for web authoring and design in professional settings. Students will learn basic principles of writing for the web, information architecture, coding for accessibility, and usability testing. The production-oriented component of the course provides instruction in writing valid code and practice with web- and graphic-editing software tools. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Alexander Monea — Innovation Hall 326

ENGH 376: Rhetoric and New Media (3 Credits)

Critical reading of new media texts and creation of technology-enriched texts in variety of rhetorical genres. Instructs students in rhetoric of new media, whether produced as hypertext, multimedia, or interactive digital productions. Technology-enriched activities present complex textuality of words, images, word-as-image, and kinetic text. 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 380: Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Introduces students to advanced strategies for writing academic, professional, and civic documents. Develops expository, persuasive, organizational, and stylistic skills through analysis of rhetorical situations and understanding of the features and approaches of successful writing. Students develop a significant informational or argumentative writing project related to their major field, profession, or area of interest. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 382: Writing Nonfiction Genres (3 Credits)

Advanced practice in analyzing and writing nonfiction forms such as essay, profile, article, and technical or scientific report, depending on student's interests. 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 »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 391: Forms of Poetry (3 Credits)

Intensive study of and practice in formal elements of poetry through analyzing models and weekly writing assignments. Depending upon specific instructor, can cover rhyme, meter, rhythm, lineation, stanza pattern, traditional and experimental forms, free verse and open-form composition, lyric, narrative, and dramatic modes. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 392: Forms of Fiction (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in the elements and forms of fiction, through analyzing models and completing weekly writing assignments. Covers short stories, short-shorts, longer narratives, and such elements as plot, narrative technique, dialogue, point of view, voice and style, along with tools such as evocation, description, and epiphany. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 393: Forms of Nonfiction (3 Credits)

Intensive study of and practice in various forms of nonfiction writing, through analyzing models and completing weekly writing assignments. Includes in-depth discussion and practice in such forms as biographies, documentaries, editorials, interviews, reports, reviews, and essays. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — E Art Taylor — Innovation Hall 215G

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 »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Danielle Elizabeth-Jane Badra — Mason Hall D003
  • Section 002 — Heather Green — 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 412: Topics in Folklore Studies (3 Credits)

Exploration of various aspects of folklore and folklife such as folklore and literature, folk arts, folk song, and material culture. 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 422: Chaucer (3 Credits)

Major works of Chaucer, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales . Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Urvashi Chakravarty — Robinson B106

ENGH 451: Science Fiction (3 Credits)

Major works of science fiction in terms of mode, themes, and narrative techniques, especially role of hypothesis in science fiction. Focuses on novels, short stories from early 19th century to present. 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 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 470: RS: Topics in Film/Media History (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. Read More »

1 Section 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 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 »

1 Section 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

ENGH 421: Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (not currently offered) (3 Credits)

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

ENGH 470: RS: Topics in Film/Media History (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. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

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 501: Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Provides historical and theoretical background in professional writing and editing in a seminar format. Explores professional writing's emergence as a field of scholarship and practice, emphasizes the relationships between rhetorical theories and practice, and introduces students to bibliographic research in the field. 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 507: Web Authoring and Design (3 Credits)

Provides a rhetorical foundation for web authoring and design in professional settings. Teaches basic principles of writing for the web, information architecture, coding for accessibility, and usability testing. Production-oriented component provides instruction in writing valid code and practice with web- and graphic-editing software tools. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Alexander Monea — Innovation Hall 326

ENGH 508: Digital Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Provides an examination of major works on digital rhetoric and digital media framed by contemporary rhetorical theories that inform the emergent field of digital rhetoric. Course work includes projects that engage in the design, analysis, and assessment of digital media. 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 »

1 Section 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 »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 551: Introduction to Literary Theory (3 Credits)

Introduction toÊselected critical theories pertinent to textual analysis. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 564: Form of Poetry (3 Credits)

Students seeking permission must submit typed manuscript of original poetry. Intensive study of and practice in formal elements of poetry through analyzing models and weekly or biweekly writing assignments. Intended for students already writing original poetry. Covers rhyme, meter, rhythm, lineation, stanza pattern, traditional and experimental forms, free verse and open-form composition, lyric, narrative, and dramatic modes. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 565: Forms of Nonfiction (3 Credits)

Intensive study of and practice in various forms of nonfiction writing through analyzing models and weekly writing assignments. Includes biographies, documentaries, editorials, interviews, reports, reviews, and essays. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 566: Forms of Fiction (3 Credits)

Students seeking permission must submit typed manuscript of original fiction. Intensive practice in formal elements of fiction through analyzing models and weekly or biweekly writing assignments. Intended for students already writing original fiction. Covers description, narration, plot, dialogue, voice, point of view, style, epiphany, and antifiction techniques. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Helon Habila Ngalabak — Robinson B442

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 »

2 Sections 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 »

5 Sections 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 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 001 — Courtney Angela Brkic — Robinson A447

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 »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 644: Seminar in American Literature (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 665: Seminar in Global Culture (3 Credits)

Examines various cultural texts such as literature, drama, film, and folklore in terms of transnational circulation or production and reception in locations around the world other than Britain and United States. Engages with issues arising from globalization of English and interplay of global cultures. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 684: Proseminar in Poetry (3 Credits)

For students working on independent reading and research in poetry. Designed for students preparing to take the MFA reading exam in poetry but open to others with comparable reading projects in poetry. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

Content varies. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

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 »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

700-Level Courses in ENGH

ENGH 701: Research in English Studies (3 Credits)

Introduces research in English studies, including practice in library methods, writing critical bibliography, evaluating issues and problems, and surveying scholarly activities in department. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 702: Research Methods in Rhetoric and Writing (3 Credits)

Explores a variety of text-based and empirical approaches and methods for addressing questions and problems related to public rhetoric and writing programs. Seminar participants work through a complete research design and pilot study. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 724: Professional Writing Theory and Research (3 Credits)

Examines current research in the field and the theories that inform it. Special emphasis is placed on workplace contexts and users in technological contexts. Course may include theories and methods such as activity theory, actor-network theory, complexity theory, cross-cultural rhetoric, digital rhetoric, discourse analysis, ethnography, genre theory, usability, and systems theory. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ENGH 750: Advanced Workshop in Poetry Writing (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in craft of poetry for experienced writers. 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 752: Advanced Workshop in Nonfiction Writing (1-6 Credits)

Intensive practice in craft of nonfiction 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 »

1 Section Currently Scheduled