ENGLISH 10 3 credits Fundamentals of English
Components: Lecture
ENGLISH 1130 3 credits Freshman Composition
Rhetorical principles of writing--the sentence, the paragraph and the essay--with practice in reading and writing prose. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Components: Lecture
GE: English
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 0010 or a score above the 10th percentile, according to state norms, on the UW-System English Placement Test
ENGLISH 1230 3 credits Freshman Composition
A continuation of English 1130 with particular emphasis on argumentation, research and documentation, and writing essays based on inductive analysis. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Components: Lecture
GE: English
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 or testout
ENGLISH 1330 3 credits Introduction to Literature
A course designed to introduce the student to the understanding and enjoyment of literature through different literary genres--fiction, poetry and drama--and to acquaint the students with such literary terms as plot, theme, character, setting, form, and interpretation. Does not count towards English major. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 1430 3 credits Thematic Studies in Literature
A specific social, cultural and intellectual theme as expressed in selected literary works. The themes vary (e.g., The West in American Literature, The Image of Woman in Literature, Science Fiction, The Theme of Crime and Justice, The Supernatural and Occult); therefore, this course may be taken more than once for credit, provided the content is different each time.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2050 3 credits Science Fiction
An introduction to the science fiction genre; texts studied will include short stories, novels and films.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2120 3 credits Creative Writing
An introduction to the craft of fiction, poetry, and drama, with the opportunity to create each. Students need a basic foundation in writing before taking before taking the course. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2130 3 credits English Literature: Beginnings Through the Commonwealth
British literature through the Puritan Age, including such writers as Chaucer, More, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2150 3 credits Introduction to Gay Studies
Introduction to Gay Studies is an interdisciplinary course covering the history, culture, and politics of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered persons around the world. The course seeks to theorize, document, uncover, and revise our existing knowledge about same-sex attraction and gender identity and also examine a wide range of related historical figures and events. Using the lenses of social science, science, and the humanities, the course explores ways in which sexual orientation and gender limit and expand individual experience.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: WOMSTD 2150
GE: Gender Studies, Humanities-2nd course only, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2210 3 credits Introduction to Linguistics
A general introduction to linguistics, the study of human language. This course covers the core topics of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition. Examples will be drawn primarily from the English language.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2230 3 credits English Literature: Restoration Through the Romantic Age
English literature from the Restoration through the Romantic age, including such writers as Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2250 3 credits Introduction to Film
""Introduction to Film"" develops students' abilities to view films critically and deepen their understanding of the principal film genres through careful study of their historical contexts and cinematic techniques. The course focuses on the study of different genres and aesthetic schools of film, such as the French New Wave, German Expressionism, westerns, war films, musicals, and film noir, in terms of how they present aesthetic detail, ideological points of view (such as issues of gender and race), as well as fulfill certain expectations of the spectator. After a thorough grounding in the conventions of traditional genre in cinema, the class will also focus on the ways in which it has been revised by filmmakers in more recent periods of cinematic history.
Components: Discussion, Lecture
GE: Humanities-2nd course only
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2330 3 credits English Literature: Victorian Age to the Present
English literature from the Victorian Age to the present, including such writers as Carlyle, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hardy, Joyce, Woolf, and Murdoch. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2430 3 credits American Literature Through the Civil War
American literature through the Civil War, including such writers as Bradstreet, Edwards, Franklin, Irving, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Douglass. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2530 3 credits American Literature Since the Civil War
American literature from the Civil War to the present, including such writers as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Crane, James, Chopin, Cather, Hughes, Frost, Eliot and Faulkner. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2640 3 credits World Literature I
Selected international literary works beginning with ancient mythologies and ending around 1700. May include authors such as Homer, Virgil, Sappho, Valmiki, Ch'ien, Shang-Yin, Rumi, Dante. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2650 3 credits World Literature II
Selected international literary works beginning from around 1700 and ending with the present. May include authors such as Shang-Jen, Racine, Akinara, Baudelaire, Kafka, Gordimer, Paz, Kincaid. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2730 3 credits Contemporary Literature
Short stories, plays, novels and poems selected from the works of modern and contemporary authors, including such writers as Kafka, Camus, Silone, Lawrence, Greene, Koestler, Oates, Mason, Updike, Allende, and Marquez. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2770 3 credits International Cinema
This course will offer students an avenue to satisfy international education and humanities general education requirements via study of a wide range of films from different eras, nations, and cultures. This course seeks to introduce students to global history of film as an art form and how international cinema both responds to an influences the film styles that are more familiar to American students. Such a breadth of knowledge will both expand students' knowledge of world cinema but also enrich students' appreciation of American film by placing it in an international context. Finally, the course will examine not only diverse films but will also seek to understand the cultural and historical context which gave rise to these films.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2780 3 credits Race and Gender in American Film
This course will offer students a lens through which to study the changing role of race and gender in American society and will explore how the American film industry reflects the larger inequities in American cultural, economic, and artistic structures which disempower women and people of color. The course will examine films by men and non-minorities to analyze stereotypes and misconceptions of women and people of color that continue to be disseminated via film. More importantly, though, the course will introduce students to a wide range of unfamiliar films, both contemporary and recovered from a submerged film history, written and directed by women and people of color, both men and women.
Components: Lecture
GE: Ethnic and Gender, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2830 3 credits Survey of Women Writers
Survey of women writers in the English language with a focus on the themes, issues, and concerns that tie women's writing together and create a 'women's literary tradition.' British, American, and international writers are included. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: WOMSTD 2830
GE: Gender Studies, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 2930 3 credits Minority Women Writers of the United States
Literature written by Native-American women, African-American women, Latina-American women, and Asian-American women. Includes investigation of historical and cultural backgrounds as well as literary traditions of minority women of the United States. Students will read authors such as Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko , and others. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ETHNSTDY 2930, WOMSTD 2930
GE: Ethnic and Gender, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3000 3 credits Technical Writing
Technical description and explanation, job applications and business correspondence, and reports suited to one's major (e.g. a criminal or safety investigation, feasibility study or grant proposal); oral presentations; technical editing. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, precision and effective communication with lay audiences and management. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3030 3 credits Teaching of Composition
The rhetorical principles and approaches to composition; includes practice in writing and evaluating composition with emphasis on practical ways to teach writing in the elementary, middle, and high school. One hour of classroom participation is required. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3050 3 credits Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism
This course teaches students how to read and respond to literature with a critical eye informed by knowledge of various theories of reading and criticism of the 20th century. While grounding students in the necessity of close reading and thoughtful attention to the text itself, this course will also introduce students to several theoretical approaches to literature. This course will therefore include both primary texts (which may include novels, plays, short stories, poems, film, etc.) and secondary texts about the various theories, concepts, and theorists.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3110 3 credits Gay and Lesbian Literature for Young Adults
An analysis of selected gay and lesbian literature and films especially suitable for young adults of high school age with an emphasis on approaches and methods for teaching literature and addressing the needs of GLBTQ students.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: WOMSTD 3110
GE: Gender Studies, Humanities-2nd course only
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3120 3 credits Seminar in Creative Writing
Continuation of English 2120 with an emphasis on creating a unified work of fiction, poetry, drama, or screenwriting. This course can be repeated for credit. (Spring)
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3130 3 credits The English Novel Through the Romantic Movement
The development of the British novel through the Romantic movement, including such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Austen and the Brontes. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3140 3 credits Poetry Writing
Poetry writing is an exploration of the various elements and techniques involved in the craft and art of writing poems. The course will focus primarily on writing workshops in which students and faculty learn to critique one another's work, but will also include in-class writing activities and class discussions of assigned readings. Students will read, discuss, and analyze a range of poetry from traditional to contemporary poets. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3230 3 credits The English Novel and Short Story Since the Romantic Movement
The novel and the short story in Britain from Dickens to the present, including such writers as Thackeray, Meredith, Eliot, Hardy, Trollope, Conrad, Galsworthy, Joyce, Mansfield, Woolf, Lawrence, Huxley, Maugham, Forster and Greene. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3240 3 credits Advanced Writing
An advanced writing course concentrating on rhetorical and research stategies, prose styles, and their practical application to understanding and evaluating current and traditional essays as well as contemporary media such as film, television, and advertising. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3250 3 credits Sociolinguistics
An introduction to sociolinguistics, the study of language in its social context. This course covers a wide range of topics, including dialects, stylistic variation, language and gender, language contact, language change, world Englishes, language planning, language and power, and the applications of sociolinguistics, to provide students with an understanding of the interaction between language and society. Examples will be drawn from the United States and around the world.
Components: Lecture
GE: International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3260 3 credits Language and Culture
Examines the theoretical and practical relationship between language and selected social and cultural aspects of human life. Discusses contiguities of linguistic and cultural practices; examines how particular language practices create and maintain social structures, and how discourse reflects social structures and cultural values.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3280 3 credits Gay and Lesbian Literature
While focusing primarily on contemporary gay and lesbian fiction, this course also provides an overview of the evolution of international gay and lesbian literature from its beginnings to the present, including such authors as Sappho, Hafiz, Sadi, Whitman, Wilde, Cather, Woolf, Forster, Gide, Hughes, Lorca, Rimbaud, Stein, Baldwin, Bishop, Ginsberg, and Lorde.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: WOMSTD 3280
GE: Gender Studies, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3330 3 credits English Drama
Drama in Great Britain (exclusive of Shakespeare) from its beginning to the present, including such figures as Marlowe, Jonson, Beaumont, Fletcher, Webster, Dryden, Congreve, Sheridan, Shaw, O'Casey, Eliot, Osborne and Pinter. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3360 3 - 6 credits Magazine Writing and Editing
An advanced writing and editing course concentrating on planning, creating, and evaluating written copy for print and on-line magazines. Emphasizes both preparing the student's work for trade publications, and studying and practicing the processes of those publications. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3410 3 credits Chicano Literature
An examination of representative texts from various Chicana/Chicano writers, covering a range of genres and generations. There will be an emphasis on the relationship between literary production and historical context, in particular, the involvement of the writers in the social and political conflicts affecting the Chicano community. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ETHNSTDY 3410
GE: Ethnic Studies, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3430 3 credits Development of the American Novel
The evolution of the American novel from its beginnings to the present, including such authors as Hawthorne, Melville, James, Hemingway, Chopin, Faulkner and Morrison. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3530 3 credits Modern American Drama
American plays from World War I to the present, including such playwrights as O'Neill, Rice, Wilder, Hellman, Williams, Miller, Albee, Wilson, Hansberry, and Henley. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3610 3 credits Second Language Acquisition
This course is concerned primarily with how people acquire a second language. It examines cognitive, linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of second language acquisition and explores their implications for second language learning and teaching.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3630 3 credits Mark Twain and American Humor
The structure and literary art of American humor as exemplified by Mark Twain and other writers, including Artemus Ward, Finley Peter Dunne, Ring Lardner, James Thurber, Kurt Vonnegut and Woody Allen. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3730 3 credits Black Literature in America
A survey of African American literature beginning in the ante bellum period and continuing to the present, including oral forms (folk tales and spirituals), novels, poetry, drama, autobiography, and other selected non-fiction. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ETHNSTDY 3730
GE: Ethnic Studies, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3740 3 credits Asian American Literature
A survey of Asian-American literature beginning in the early 1900s and continuing to present times. Includes works of fiction, autobiography, poetry, and drama. Focuses on writers from different literary and oral traditions including (but not limited to) Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Indian, and examines the impact of family, culture, and gender both within these traditions and between a particular tradition and U.S. popular culture. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ETHNSTDY 3740
GE: Ethnic Studies, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3750 3 credits American Literature of Ethnicity and Immigration
An examination of literature from a variety of U.S. ""racial"" and ""ethnic"" groups, including African-, Italian-, Mexican-, Jewish-, Asian-, and Native-American. Emphasis will be placed on the meanings of ""race"" and ""ethnicity,"" the effects of immigration, and the impact of gender in this literature. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ETHNSTDY 3750
GE: Ethnic Studies, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3760 3 credits Wisconsin Indian Literature
An exploration of Wisconsin Indian literatures from the oral tradition to the present; texts studied will include epics, legends, poetry, novels, and selected non-fiction, including such writers as Mountain Wolf Woman, Louise Erdrich, and Susan Power. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ETHNSTDY 3760
GE: Ethnic Studies, Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3810 3 credits The Modern Short Story
The development of the short story as a modern literary genre. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3820 3 credits Modern Poetry
A study of poetry written since World War I, including such poets as Pound, Eliot, Lorca, Yeats, Rilke, Williams, Frost and Thomas. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3830 3 credits The World Novel
A careful study of selected novels exclusive of English and American. Content and focus may vary in different semesters and may include such writers as Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Mann, Kafka, Cortazar, Achebe, Lagerkvist, Kawabata, and Dinesen. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3850 3 credits Postcolonial Literature
A study of literature that addresses both the history and legacy of colonialism. The readings will focus on writing in Engilsh from non-European countries. Content and focus may vary in different semesters and may include writers from Africa (such as Chinua Achebe, Nuruddin Farah, or Wole Soyinka), India (such as Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, or Salman Rushdie), the Caribbean (such as Jamaica Kincaid, V.S. Naipaul, or Derek Walcott), and Ireland (such as Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, or Paul Muldoon).
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230 and sophomore standing or consent of the instructor
ENGLISH 3890 3 credits Film and Literature
Film adaptations of representative fictional texts, such as historical romances, gothic novels, short stories, and plays, will be viewed, as students read the original texts on which they are based. A study will be made of the connection between literature and film, or the translation of words into sound, pictures, and dialogue. Some theory of film will also be introduced. The ultimate goal of the course will be to arrive at a method of critically viewing films and of critically reading literature, through an examination of the same story as it is told through different media. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3910 3 credits Classical Mythology
Studying classical mythology as presented in ancient Greek and Roman epic, drama, and poetry provides a gateway to appreciating over two millennia of literature, art, philosophy, religion, politics and more. Classical mythologys influence cannot be overstated. Knowing these works is an essential part of understanding what we are as human beings. Students will read some of the essential works of classical mythology, including such works as Hesiod's Theogony, Homer's Odyssey, Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Virgil's Aeneid, and Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3930 3 credits Literature for Young Adults
An analysis of selected novels, plays, and poetry especially suitable for young adults of middle or high school age with an emphasis on approaches and methods for teaching literature. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3940 3 credits Grammar in Context
Attention given to both traditional and modern (functional) grammar, including the parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentence patterns, and their combinations into a variety of sentence types and paragraph patterns. Practical application of grammatical concepts in a writing- and reading-intensive environment, with attention to the logic of punctuation and conventional mechanics. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 3990 3 credits Topics in Language, Literature, or Writing
A critical examination of one area of language, literature or writing. The themes vary; therefore this course may be taken more than once for credit, provided the content is different each time.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4020 3 credits History and Theory of Rhetoric
This course is designed for students who will use and/or teach rhetoric strategies and structures in the professional world. From speech and communication theory to the teaching of critical and interpretational writing and reading, the study of rhetoric's place in the history of ideas will help students to understand the place and power of language in the university and the professional work place. (Occasionally)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: SPEECH 4020
GE: Humanities-2nd course only
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4030 3 credits Major English Writers
An intensive study of selected major English writers including Chaucer and Milton. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4080 3 credits Medieval Lyric Poetry
The course emphasizes reading the original language, analyzing the contents, and writing interpretations of Middle English lyrics. Topics include nature, love and sex, humor, festivals, religion, and death. Latin, troubadour, Celtic, and Anglo-Norman poetry (in translation) will provide a context for the Middle English works. Some attention will be given to published criticism of selected poems. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230 and sophomore standing
ENGLISH 4300 3 credits English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
An intensive look at the poetry and prose of this period providing students with a greater appreciation of and a methods for studying this literature. This course will introduce students to a number of important literary genres, including the pastoral, the elegy, the sonnet, Ovidian poetry, travel literature, and the epic; the intellectual thought underlying much of this work (e.g., issues of the Reformation, Neo-Platonism, Humanism, Machiavellianism); and the influence of classical and continental literature. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4330 3 credits Shakespeare
A study of Shakespeare's plays, with representative selections from the histories, the tragedies, and both the early and the late comedies. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4430 3 credits Major American Writers
An intensive study of selected major American writers. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Humanities
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4500 3 credits Women and Mythology: Goddess, Witch, Sibyl
This course takes a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to numinous images of the feminine as they appear internationally. By exploring pre-historical, historical, and contemporary manifestations of goddess-centered mythology and religious practices around the world, students will broaden their understanding of women's contributions to the literary and spiritual traditions of many cultures. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: WOMSTD 4500
GE: Gender Studies, Humanities, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4620 3 credits History of the English Language
Beginning with the relationship between the Indo-European languages, this course traces the origins of writing and the historical development of English grammar, vocabulary, and sound systems from Old to Modern English, including American and Colonial. It surveys language change within its historical, political, cultural, and technological contexts, including how these forces may shape our language's future. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4670 3 credits Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
Examines the characteristics of second or other language acquisition and how they influence the effectiveness of different methods of teaching English as a Second Language. Includes teacher/learner characteristics and strategies, teaching varieties of language, review of methodologies, communicative competence, and syllabus design. (Occasionally)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: TEACHING 4670
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4680 1 - 8 credits Writing/Editing Internship
Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a cooperating agency, business, industry or institution. The nature of the writing or editing assignment, type of experience, number of credits, and evaluation procedure to be stipulated in a statement of agreement between student and department.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
ENGLISH 4730 3 credits Teaching of English in Middle and Secondary Schools
The objectives, methods and materials dealing with the teaching of middle or high school English. Does not count toward the English major or minor. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230 and ENGLISH 3030 and junior standing; P or C: ENGLISH 3930
ENGLISH 4740 3 credits Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language
Observing teachers and students in TESL settings, participating in TESL teaching and tutoring activities including lesson preparation, and evaluating the teaching/learning experiences. (Occasionally)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: TEACHING 4750
Prereqs/Coreqs: P or C: ENGLISH 4670
ENGLISH 4920 1 - 4 credits Independent Study in English
Independent study culminating in a written report or research paper. Each student selects the topic in consultation with the instructor.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230 and senior standing. For English majors and minors only. May not be taken in lieu of regularly scheduled classes.