ENGLISH (ENG)

Professors: Coulombe, Davidson, Gappa, Green, Maik, T., Pandit, Treu, White-Parks, Yeatman;
Associate Professors: Cannon, Click, Graham, Jessee, Pribek, Schoen (Chair), Schrag, Sullivan, Voiku, Young;
Assistant Professors: Beck, Butterfield, Gray, Morzinski, Oness, Wang;
Lecturers: Handtke, Heckman, O'Grady, Servais, Sheppard.

Major and/or minor requirements differ for students in the Colleges of Liberal Studies, Science and Allied Health, and Business Administration from those in the School of Education and the College of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. See separate listings below:

English Major
(Liberal Studies, Science and Allied Health, Business). Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once. 33 credits including three credits from each of the following categories:A) Shakespeare - ENG 350 or 351; B) Writing - ENG 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 321; C) Language - ENG 330, 332, 333, 338, 339; D) Literature before 1800 - ENG 345, 346, 350, 351, 352, 360, 365, 376, 389, 455, 494*, 495*; E) American 19th-20th Century - ENG 460, 461, 465, 475, 479, 480, 485, 486, 488, 489, 490*, 494*, 495*; F) British 19th-20th Century - ENG 390, 391, 395, 405, 410, 411, 441, 490* 494*, 495*; G) Genre - ENG 352, 360, 389, 390, 391, 395, 405, 430, 431, 436, 437, 444, 446, 455, 479, 480, 487, 488, 490*, 491, 494*, 495*, 496; and H) 12 credits of electives from ENG 310, 312, 315, 325, 326, 327, 400, 440, 442, 448, 455, 459, 490, 492, 493, 494, 495, 497, 498, 499, and any not already taken from groups D, E, F, G.

Option: Students may include in electives one 200-level English course in addition to any taken to fill General Education requirements.

English Minor
(Liberal Studies, Science and Allied Health, Business) - 26 credits including ENG 110, six to nine credits in 200-level literature courses including ENG 203 or 204 and at least one of the following: ENG 201, 202, 205, 206, 207, 208, 210, 215; and 14 to 17 credits of electives in English classes 338 and above; may also include ENG 305 or 321, and ENG 330 or 332.

English Major
(Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Elementary/Middle/Secondary Education). Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once. 36 credits beyond General Education including required credits from each category: A) Writing/Language - nine credits: ENG 305, 306 or 321; 334; 330 or 332; B) Shakespeare - three credits: ENG 350 or 351; C) Adolescent Literature - ENG 315; D) Literature before 1800 - three credits from ENG 345, 346, 350, 351, 352, 360, 365, 376, 389, 455; E) American 19th-20th Century - three credits from ENG 460, 461, 465, 475, 479, 480, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490*; F) British 19th-20th Century - three credits from ENG 390, 391, 395, 405, 410, 411, 490*; G) World Literature - three credits from ENG 205, 206, 208, 440, 441, 490*, 494*, 495*; H) Multicultural, Minority Ethnic, and Women's Literature - three credits from ENG 207, 210, 215, 460, 461, 487, 488, 489, 490*, 492, 493, 494*, 495*; I) Genre - three credits from ENG 352, 360, 389, 390, 391, 395, 405, 430, 431, 436, 437, 444, 446, 455, 479, 480, 487, 488, 490*, 491, 496; J) Electives - three credits from ENG 310, 312, 325, 326, 327, 338, 339, 400, 442, 455, 459, 490, 494, 495, 497, 499, CST 316, and any not already taken from groups A, B, D, E, F, G, H, or I.

Option: Students may include in electives one 200-level English course not taken for the major or General Education requirements.

English Minor
(Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, and Middle/Secondary Education) - 26 credits beyond ENG 110, including three credits from ENG 201, 202, 207, 210, 215; three credits from 203, 204, 208; three credits from 305, 306, 321; 315; 330 or 332; 350 or 351; and eight credits of electives in English courses 338 and above; may also include one 200-level English course.

English Minor
(Elementary/Middle Education) - 26 credits beyond ENG 110, including three credits from ENG 201, 202, 207, 210, 215; three credits from 203, 204, 208; three credits from 305, 306, 321; 310; 330 or 332; 350 or 351, and eight credits of electives in English courses 338 and above; may also include one 200-level English course.

Creative Writing Minor
(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university) - 18 credits including ENG 305; (prior to enrolling in the remaining courses in the minor, students must meet with a creative writing adviser): three credits to be selected from ENG 312, 321, 330, 332, 338, 339, 447; six credits to be selected from literature courses numbered 340 through 495, ENG 497 and CST 316; three credits to be selected from either ENG 446 or 496; and three credits to be selected from either ENG 448 or 498.

Professional Writing Minor
(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university) - 19 credits, including ENG 339 and ENG 451, with 15 credits to be selected from ENG 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 312, 321, 325, 326, 327, 330, 332, 333, 334, 338, 442, 447, 450 (up to three credits), 497, or up to six credits from CST 314, 360, 370 (except for CST majors and Public Relations/Organizational Communications minors who may not count CST credits toward the Professional Writing minor). Students should consult a professional writing minor adviser before enrolling in ENG 450 or 451. Note: Students can group courses in a variety of ways to create specific tracks within the minor.

For English Majors/Writing Minors:
English majors who elect to take one of the writing minors must complete the requirements for both the major and the minor. Only three credits from the major may also be counted toward the minor.

For English Minors/Writing Minors:
English minors who elect to take a writing minor must complete the requirements for both. Only nine credits from the English minor may also be counted toward the writing minor.

English Department Honors Program Requirements
I. Admission

A. Junior standing

* B. 12 credits in the major, including one English course numbered 340 or above

C. 3.25 cumulative grade point average in the major

D. Recommendation of two faculty members in the major

II. Program

A. Completion of the regular major program

B. English 499: Individual Projects - 2-3 credits. Registration with consent of regular adviser, instructor, department chair and the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. Prerequisites: at least 30 credits and excellent grades in English courses

* C. Reading lists: three lists covering major works in major periods and all appropriate genres in English, American, or world literature. These are to be the basis for the terminal examination.

III. Evaluation

A. A cumulative 3.50 grade point average at graduation in the major

B. Distinguished performance on a paper or project developed in ENG 499

C. Presentation of the paper or project to a colloquium of faculty and students in the major

* D. Superior performance on a terminal examination in analytic skills and knowledge of a chosen period or of a genre across two periods

IV. Methods of Implementation

A. Admissions

1. Announcement of program in sophomore literature classes

2. Application form

a. academic record

b. reasons for wishing to participate

c. signatures of two faculty members in the major

B. Program

1. ENG 499, Individual Projects

a. Until a greater number of students require more than one section offered more than once a year, ENG 499 will be offered each fall and will be staffed alternately by faculty whose fields of expertise are in American and English literature, with occasional staffing by those who teach world literature

b. One consulting reader for the paper or project developed in ENG 499 may at times be necessary, if the topic is narrowly confined to an esoteric field

2. Reading lists One list emphasizing American literature, one emphasizing English literature and one emphasizing world literature, each to be compiled by the appropriate literature committee

3. Terminal examinations

a. These will be compiled yearly by the instructor responsible for ENG 499

b. Consultation with experts in given fields may be requested when necessary.

 

+ above a course number indicates a General Education course.

ENG 050 Cr. 3 transcript*
Fundamentals of Composition
English 050 will facilitate fluency in writing. It will prepare students for the writing demands encountered in English 110 and other academic environments. To learn conventions of formal academic writing and to understand and employ effective writing processes and habits are the objectives of this course. Pass/Fail grading.

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ENG 110 Cr. 3
College Writing I
An introductory course in composition. The course will emphasize writing practice in various rhetorical modes with focus on all stages of the writing process and writing as a thinking process. (Students who qualify with a grade of "BC" or better in ENG 110 will be exempt from further writing requirements in the General Education skills category but this does not exempt students from the writing emphasis course requirement.) Prerequisite: ENG 050 or equivalent placement.

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ENG 200 Cr. 3
Literature and Human Experience
Intensive study of selected literary texts, with emphasis on various ways of reading, studying, and appreciating literature as an aesthetic, emotional, and cultural experience. Content varies with instructor. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG 201 Cr. 3
American Literature I
An exploration of American literature from early times to the late nineteenth century; including such authors as Bradstreet, Franklin, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG 202 Cr. 3
American Literature II
An exploration of American literature from the late nineteenth century to the present; including such authors as Twain, Freeman, James, Chopin, Frost, Hemingway, Faulkner, Wright, and Bellow. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG 203 Cr. 3
English Literature I
Encounters with major works of English literature from medieval times through the eighteenth century, including fiction, drama, essays, and poetry. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG 204 Cr. 3
English Literature II
Encounters with major works of English literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including fiction, drama, essays, and poetry. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG 205 Cr. 3
Western Literature I
An examination of the expression and development of the ideas and values of Western Civilization in time-honored works of literature ranging from Biblical times, through the Greek and Roman eras, to the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG 206 Cr. 3
Western Literature II
An examination of the conflicting ideas and values of Western Civilization as expressed in the literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; with special attention to the literary and cultural impact of science and modern philosophy and the roots and identity of the modern age. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG/ERS 207 Cr. 3
Multicultural Literature of the United States
This course examines cultural themes in American literature in an effort to enhance student awareness of the multi-ethnic nature of American culture. Students engage in close reading, discussion, analysis, and interpretation of texts written by individuals from a variety of American ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Content varies with instructors. Prerequisite: ENG 110. (Cross-listed with ERS; may only earn credit in ENG or ERS.)

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ENG 208 Cr. 3
International Studies in Literature
A study of representative authors from selected regions and ages of the world, ranging from such non-Western traditions as the Indic, Arabic, African, Chinese, and Japanese to such Western traditions as the Icelandic, Scandinavian, Australian, Russian, and South American. Content and focus vary with instructors. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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ENG/ERS 210 Cr. 3
The Literature of Black America
Survey and exploration of Black American prose and poetry from their eighteenth century beginnings to the end of the Harlem Renaissance and the depression years. Prerequisite: ENG 110. (Cross-listed with ERS; may only earn credit in ENG or ERS.)

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ENG/ERS 215 Cr. 3
African American Authors
A study of the principal post-depression (1940 to present) African American authors, critics, and scholars which clarifies the relationship between these writers and the general field of American literature and which illustrates their unique contributions as representatives of African American culture. Prerequisite: ENG 110. (Cross-listed with ERS; may only earn credit in ENG or ERS.)

ENG 303 Cr. 3
College Writing II
An advanced course devoted to the theory and practice of expository writing and related rhetorical forms, especially persuasion and argument. Emphasis placed on coherent organization, clear and forceful phrasing, logical thinking and other aspects of effective communication. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and at least sophomore standing.(Not open for credit in the English education major or minors except for credit in the professional writing minor.)

ENG 304 Cr. 3
Writing in the Arts and Humanities
An advanced writing course designed especially for students majoring in the arts and humanities. The course will focus on the types of inquiry and discourse appropriate to these disciplines. Students will be instructed in the rhetorical strategies of invention (that is, discovering content and establishing lines of reasoning, analyzing audience, and determining the writer's purpose and persona), arrangement and style. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and at least sophomore standing. (Not open for credit in the English education major or minors except for credit in the professional writing minor.)

ENG 305 Cr. 3
Creative Writing
An advanced course which emphasizes the writing of poetry, short fiction, and analytical-evaluative writing about each of these genres. The course is taught by a practicing and published fiction writer or poet and is intended as the basic course in the creative writing English minor. It is also for those students interested in writing short fiction and/or poems. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. (Not applicable for credit in the English minor to students who have taken ENG 321.)

ENG 306 Cr. 3
Writing for Teachers
An advanced writing course open to students who intend to become teachers in any field. This course helps students achieve several goals: understanding and practicing the several steps of the writing process and the various types of writing; exploring the ways in which writing can be a method of learning; strengthening composition skills; developing a "theory of composition" (a set of principles) which will serve students well both as writers and as teachers of writing. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and at least sophomore standing. (Not open for credit in the creative writing minor.)

ENG 307 Cr. 3
Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions
An advanced course focusing on written communication for relations with clients, boards, organizations, customers, constituents, or the public. Students practice writing as an effective process of gathering and conveying information, answering questions, and solving problems. The course will explore appropriate language, tone, and format for effective letters, memos, news releases, reports, proposals, abstracts, and summaries. There is emphasis on purpose, audience, and clarity. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and at least sophomore standing. (Not open for credit in the English education major or minors except for credit in the professional writing minor.)

ENG 308 Cr. 3
Technical Writing
An advanced writing course designed for technically oriented students whose career goals require skill in conveying technical information through writing. Students will become acquainted with the types of writing forms and rhetorical styles which they are likely to encounter as professionals and will practice using these styles with technical subjects. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and at least sophomore standing. (Not open for credit in the English education major or minors except for credit in the professional writing minor.)

ENG 309 Cr. 3
Writing in the Sciences
An advanced writing course for students in the sciences. The course will focus both on the role writing plays in the conduct of scientific work and on the rhetorical and stylistic conventions of the various scientific disciplines: in short, on the relationship between writing and scientific knowledge. Taught through an inquiry process, students will be led to develop their composition skills and understanding as they discover the procedures and conventions of their individual disciplines. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and at least sophomore standing. (Not open for credit in the English education major or minors except for credit in the professional writing minor.)

ENG/EDM 310 Cr. 3
Children's Literature
A basic course in literature for children of the primary grades through middle school. Special emphasis is given to picture books, easy books, story books, informational materials, folklore and poetry. Modern trends in the literature for this age level are highlighted. A short unit on censorship is included. Nonprint material is used selectively. Prerequisites: three credits in 200-level English courses and junior or senior standing. (Not open for credit in the English minor except for elementary/middle education minors.) (Cross-listed with EDM; may only earn credit in ENG or EDM.)

ENG 312 Cr. 3
Creative Nonfiction
An advanced course which emphasizes the personal essay, memoir, and other forms that blur the distinction between fiction and factual writing. While creative nonfiction may be informative, it may also be personal and lyrical. Students will study voice, prose style, and techniques of structuring content. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG/EDM 315 Cr. 3
Adolescent Literature
Survey of literature suitable for reading by adolescent boys and girls. Primarily for secondary education students. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. (Not open for credit in the English minor except for education minors.) (Cross-listed with EDM; may only earn credit in ENG or EDM.)

ENG 321 Cr. 3
Advanced Writing About Literature
An advanced writing course for English majors and minors and for creative and expository writing minors, emphasizing analytical and evaluative writing about literary works: fiction, poetry, and drama. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. (Not applicable for credit to the English minor for students who have had ENG 305.)

ENG 325 Cr. 3
Reporting and Copy Editing
Study of news gathering methods; practice organizing and writing; assigning and directing reporting and writing; preparing news copy for publication. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

ENG 326 Cr. 3
Feature and Specialized Writing for Journalism
Writing feature articles for newspapers and magazines; includes study of genre and practice with information gathering, interviewing, and composing and editing techniques. Application of reporting and writing techniques to specialized areas of news, such as editorials, reviews, sports, science and business; includes critical and interpretive writing. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

ENG 327 Cr. 3
Publications Production
Planning, editing, designing of newspaper and magazine publications. Research, writing, editing, layout, design, photographs and art work included. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

ENG 330 Cr. 3
The English Language
The historical development of the English language and its structure and usage. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses, or qualifying conference with instructor. (Not applicable to the English minor for students who have had ENG 332.)

ENG 332 Cr. 3
Modern English Grammars: An Analysis of Language
An examination of traditional, structural, and transformational-generative grammar with special emphasis on one method of analyzing and describing the English language. Investigation of phonology, morphology, and syntax. Some treatment given to the historical development of grammar and the concept of usage. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. Not applicable to the English minor for students who have had ENG 330.

ENG 333 Cr. 3
Rhetoric and Composition:Theory and Practice
An introductory course which presents theories of rhetoric and composition, emphasizing both conceptual knowledge and practical skills. Prerequisites: ENG 110 and at least sophomore standing.

ENG 334 Cr. 3
Language Studies for Secondary Teachers
Designed for secondary teachers, this course is intended to provide a theoretical base for structuring effective language education and for teaching writing and other language activities. It will cover issues basic to understanding how language acquisition is a developmental process and how language functions in thinking and learning. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 338 Cr. 3
Comparative Analysis of Styles
Linguistic analysis of the literary styles of various prose and poetry writers. The course will focus on how their careful selection of language produces intended effects on their readers. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. Offered Sem. I.

ENG 339 Cr. 3
Prose Style and Editing
A practical course in developing a flexible and effective capacity for writing prose. Students will master techniques and strategies of emphasis, coherence, clarity, conciseness, balance, and rhythm. Use of tropes and figures (particularly metaphorical language and imagery) and tone will be explored in the context of rhetorical appropriateness and strategy. The course will provide students with the fundamentals of prose technique-the basis for an art which they can continue to refine and develop for the rest of their lives. Prerequisite: ENG 110.

ENG 345 Cr. 3
Middle English Literature, Excluding Chaucer (11th through 15th Centuries)
Backgrounds, literary influence, chief works of the period and development of the vernacular literature. Some attention to the Middle English language, but largely in translation. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 346 Cr. 3
Chaucer
Careful study of the Canterbury Tales and selected other poems. Some attention to language and pronunciation. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 350 Cr. 3
Shakespeare I
Close study of several principal plays, chiefly from the early and middle parts of Shakespeare's career. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 351 Cr. 3
Shakespeare II
Close study of principal plays, chiefly plays coming after "Hamlet." Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 352 Cr. 3
English Renaissance Drama, Excluding Shakespeare
The plays of Shakespeare's predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, with special attention to the works of Marlowe, Jonson, and the Jacobean tragedians. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 360 Cr. 3
Renaissance Non-Dramatic Poetry and Prose
Non-dramatic writers of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in England, excluding Milton. Emphasis on Sidney, Spenser, Bacon, Jonson, Herrick, Donne, Browne, Marvell. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 365 Cr. 3
Milton
Poetry and selected prose. Emphasis on Paradise Lost. Some attention given to Milton's life and times. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 376 Cr. 3
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Study of the principal works of the period 1660-1800, with emphasis on Dryden, Swift, Defoe, Pope, Fielding, Johnson, and Boswell. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 389 Cr. 3
The English Novel I
Eighteenth-century novelists and their works. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 390 Cr. 3
The English Novel II
Nineteenth-century novelists to Conrad. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 391 Cr. 3
Nineteenth-Century Prose
Principal historians, critics, and essayists from Coleridge to Stevenson. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 395 Cr. 3
Romantic Poets
Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats and Shelley. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 400/500 Cr. 1-3
Workshop
Projects involving trends and issues in composition, language, or literature related to various professional uses of English, with a central topic to be announced before each workshop. No more than three credits are applicable to an English major or minor. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

ENG 405 Cr. 3
Victorian Poets
Browning, Tennyson, the Pre-Raphaelites, and others. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 410 Cr. 3
Twentieth-Century British Literature I
Major writers and movements in British literature, 1890-1930, including Shaw, Conrad, Hardy, Yeats, Eliot, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, and Huxley. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 411 Cr. 3
Twentieth-Century British Literature II
Writers and movements in British literature, 1930 to the present day, including Auden, Thomas, Larkin, Orwell, Waugh, Lessing, Amis, Beckett, Osborne, and Pinter. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 430 Cr. 3
The Essay
The development of the essay form and extensive reading of contemporary examples. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 431 Cr. 3
The Short Story
Reading the great stories of the world. Some emphasis upon modern techniques. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 436 Cr. 3
Drama I
Survey of European drama from Greek tragedy to the time of Ibsen, consideration of dramatic principles. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 437 Cr. 3
Drama II
Survey of European drama from Ibsen to the present, consideration of dramatic principles. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 440 Cr. 3
Twentieth-Century World Literature I
A survey of outstanding European literature of the twentieth century. Works are read in translation. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 441 Cr. 3
Twentieth-Century World Literature II: International Writers in English
A survey of outstanding works by authors who write in English but who were not born in the United States or England. These include writers whose native tongue was not English as well as those who grew up speaking English in the widespread former colonies of the British Empire. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 442 Cr. 3
Classical Chinese Discourse: Confucian, Mohist, Taoist, and Legalist
This course is a critical introduction to the four Chinese discursive traditions that are basic to an understanding of the Chinese culture today. Primary sources for this class include philosophical discussions, poetry, and novels by classical Chinese writers such as Confucius, Mencius, and Lao Tzu. Secondary sources and translations are selected from a variety of writers from all around the world. All texts used in this class are in English. Prerequisite: three credits 200-level English courses; ENG 205 recommended.

ENG 444 Cr. 3
Critical Theory
This course focuses on generating a reflective understanding of the processes of reading, writing and
interpretation of literature. Reading materials are drawn from various fields in humanities and culture studies. An informed understanding of concepts and methodologies - developed by various European, non-European and American theorists - facilitates a more systematic and insightful study of literature. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 446 Cr. 3
Forms of Fiction
An investigation of traditional and contemporary narrative forms and some problems involved in writing within them. Students will be invited to write fictions of various kinds and find solutions to specific writing problems. Each student will present a seminar paper on aspects of narrative form in the work of a representative writer. Prerequisite: ENG 305 or 321.

ENG 447 Cr. 3
Literary Journal Production/Publication
A workshop course in literary magazine production and publication. The class will assemble and publish a magazine of quality writing each semester. Emphasis will be placed on inter-disciplinary and multicultural content and participation. Prerequisite: 300-level writing course or consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Not applicable for credit in the English major or minor. Pass/Fail grading.

ENG 448 Cr. 3
Seminar in Advanced Fiction Writing
The writing of fiction under the guidance of an experienced fiction writer. Classes will operate on the workshop model, with as many individual conferences between students and teacher as possible. The class will also include information about literary magazines, ideas about publishing, and visits from other fiction writers. Prerequisites: ENG 305 and/or consent of instructor.

ENG 450 Cr. 2-6
English Internship
An internship of the English Department to offer its majors and minors opportunities to learn, on the job, how to apply language skills acquired from course work. Students can select jobs or field experiences related to writing and communication skills. These experiences could be with government agencies, business firms, and industry or community agencies locally or throughout the United States. While many internships are remunerative, not all are necessarily so. Only jobs and experiences approved by an adviser in the English department and the English department chairperson are acceptable for credit. Students interning will be expected to make regular reports to their English adviser and to comply with any course arrangements that the adviser should deem suitable. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of adviser; a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 required. ENG 450 does not count toward credit on the English major or minor or on the creative writing minor. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Pass/Fail grading.

ENG 451 Cr. 1
Writing Portfolio
A workshop course in which students assemble a portfolio of their work which demonstrates their abilities as writers and/or publishers. Prerequisites: ENG 110, at least six other credits in the professional writing minor, and consent of the instructor. Pass/Fail grading.

ENG 455 Cr. 3
Literature of North America Prior to 1800
Study of selected authors and works coming from the geographical region of North America which becomes the United States and bordering countries. Emphasis on literature written in English, with selected works from Native American traditions and from colonists other than English. Most readings predate the U.S. Revolution. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 459 Cr. 3
Literature and Environmental Action
A study of literature of many genres written by nature and environmentalist writers, both traditional and contemporary, all serving as models for students' essays and projects. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 460 Cr. 3
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
Study of selected works representative of American ethnic and minority cultures, including American Indian, Chicano, and Jewish. Emphasis will vary according to the interests of students and the instructor. For the current content, consult the instructor or the department chairperson. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 461 Cr. 3
American Indian Literature
A study of a broad range of American Indian literature, both traditional and contemporary, in cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisites: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 465 Cr. 3
The American Renaissance
The milieu and literature of America's literary emergence, 1815-1860. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 475 Cr. 3
American Literature Between Two Wars: 1865-1914
A study of major and minor writers and literary movements. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 479 Cr. 3
The American Novel I
Critical analysis of masterpieces of such novelists as Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, and James. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 480 Cr. 3
The American Novel II
Critical analysis of the art of the American novel in the work of such novelists as Anderson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Connor, and Oates. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 485 Cr. 3
Twentieth-Century American Literature I
Major and representative writers and movements in American poetry, fiction, and drama of the earlier twentieth century. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 486 Cr. 3
Twentieth-Century American Literature II
Major and representative writers and movements in American poetry, fiction, and drama of the later twentieth century. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 487 Cr. 3
African American Essay and Short Story
An examination of the African American literary short form, specifically the essay and short story, across literary periods, including such writers as D. Walker, F. Harper, M. Delany, C. Chesnutt, P. Dunbar, P. Hopkins, W. DuBois, L. Hughes, C. McKay, Z. Hurston, R. Wright, J. Baldwin, A. Baraka, E. Cleaver, S. Sanchez, and I. Reed. Prerequisite: three credits in any 200-level literature course. ENG 210 or 215 recommended.

ENG 488 Cr. 3
Twentieth-Century African American Novels
A study of significant novels written by preeminent twentieth-century African American writers, including DuBois, Toomer, Wright, Ellison, Baraka, and Morrison. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 489 Cr. 3
The Fiction and Nonfiction of Richard Wright
A study of Richard Wright's fiction and nonfiction: illustrative of his versatility as a literary artist and of his aesthetic and intellectual leadership among African-American authors after the Harlem Renaissance. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level ENG courses. ENG 210 or 215 recommended.

ENG 490 Cr. 2-4
Seminar in Contemporary Literature
A study of selected contemporary writers and works, chiefly British and American. As funds and personnel are available, the course may be offered with writers, translators, editors, critics, and scholars invited to the campus as guests of the university to discuss important aspects of contemporary literature, with members of the local department providing necessary background and continuity. For the current content and emphasis, consult the instructor or the department chairperson. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. This course may be taken only once for credit in the majors or minors.

ENG 491 Cr. 2-3
Films and Literature
Viewing and criticism of films and reading their sources in drama and fiction. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses.

ENG 492 Cr. 3
Women Authors I: From the Middle Ages to World War I
Study of selected works by women, drawn from the English tradition and including works by writers primarily from Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. Prerequisite: three credits of English courses 200 and above.

ENG 493 Cr. 3
Women Authors II: 1914-Present
Study of selected works by women writing in English, from World War I to the present. Prerequisite: three credits of English courses 200 and above.

ENG 494 Cr. 1-3
Special Topics in Literature
Study of a literary topic of special interest. Topics will vary according to the interests of students and the instructor. For current content, consult the instructor or the department chairperson. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Only three credits may be applied to an English major or minor.

ENG 495 Cr. 3
Advanced Study of Major Authors
Study beyond the survey or period level in the works of some English or American author or authors. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Only three credits may be applied to an English major or minor.

ENG 496 Cr. 3
Forms of Poetry
An investigation of traditional and contemporary forms of poetry. Students will be asked to write poems in various forms. In addition, each student will present a seminar paper on aspects of form in the work of an established poet. Prerequisite: ENG 305 or 321.

ENG 497 Cr. 3
Seminar in Advanced Expository Writing
A seminar for advanced writers bringing together students with a variety of majors to explore the similarities and differences of writing in different disciplines. Topics will vary according to the interests of students and the instructor. For the current content, consult the instructor or the department chair. Prerequisites: one 200-level literature course, a 300-level writing course, and/or consent of instructor.

ENG 498 Cr. 3
Seminar in Advanced Poetry Writing
An advanced seminar in writing poetry with an experienced poet. Emphasis on the creative process, poetics, revision. Workshop format and individual tutorial meetings with poet. The class will also include information about literary magazines, ideas about publishing, and visits from other poets. Prerequisites: ENG 305 and/or consent of instructor.

ENG 499 Cr. 1-3
Individual Projects
Directed individual studies under the supervision of a department faculty member. Registration with consent of instructor and department chair. Prerequisites: 12 credits and excellent grades in English courses. Repeatable for credit - maximum 3.