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Courses for the Fall 2012 Semester:
ENGL 101 - Composition
An introduction to college level writing with an emphasis on analyzing source materials, understanding rhetorical strategies, and crafting well-organized, well-argued, grammatically correct papers. This course is required for selected students as a prerequisite for English 111.
ENGL 111 - Critical Reading and Writing
Practice in the writing and revision of college level prose through the intensive study of interesting subject matter. Topics from recent sections of this course include Immigrant Narratives, Economics and Business themes in Literature, and the Vietnam War in Literature. Because English 111 is a foundational course for college-level writing, a prerequisite for all other English courses, and a requirement for graduation, it should be taken during the first year of enrollment.
ENGL 115 - Humanities Tutorial
The year-long Humanities Tutorial begins with an in-depth, one semester study of origins of Western culture in Greek literature and philosophy. The second semester continues with a study of contemporary themes and concerns both Western and Non-Western thought. In addition to providing practice in the skills of analysis, argument, and critical and reflective interpretation, the course aims to familiarize students with the intellectual ideal of illuminating the new by understanding the old (cross-listed with Philosophy 115 and Honors 115).
ENGL 201 - Intro to Literary Study
This course familiarizes students with three primary genres of literature, the short story, drama, and poetry, and introduces the basic terms and skills necessary to conduct sound literary analysis. The various elements of literature and strategies of analysis are defined, drawing on literary example both famous and contemporary. Students will begin to understand and appreciate literature as scholars do, rather than as casual readers.
ENGL 202 - Intro to Creative Writing
English 202 explores the creative literary genres through reading, responding to, and writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama. Students will develop their creative writing skills by practicing imagery, metaphor, voice, character, setting, and narrative, and cultivate a greater awareness of language and literary traditions, conventions, and innovations.
ENGL 216 - Environmental Literature
This course explores environmental writing across a range of genres: the essay, memoir, fiction, drama, and poetry. The course may focus on literature in relation to one or more environmental movements or issues such as deep ecology, wildlife management, or environmental justice. Prerequisite: English 111.
ENGL 260 - Topics in World Literature
An introduction to the literary traditions of one or more world cultures. Examples of course topics include Contemporary Chinese Literature, India in Fiction and Film, and the Literatures of the Pacific Rim. Prerequisite: English 111 (cross-listed with Philosophy 260).
ENGL 301 - Creative Writing: Poetry
Poetry writing workshop with an emphasis on understanding and developing skills: syntax, diction, rhythm, rhyme, and meter. Students will complete a portfolio of poems. Prerequisite: English 111. Recommended: English 201.
ENGL 307 - Professional Writing
This workshop course focuses on mastering editing and technical skills for professional writing in fields such as print publishing, medical and science writing, and Web content development. Students will develop a portfolio of one or more original works that may serve as writing samples for the professional writing job market. Writing Intensive (Maximum class size 20). Prerequisite: English 111. Recommended: English 201.
ENGL 312 - The Teaching of Writing
This course explores the cultural context of the teaching of writing in grades K-12. By working on collaborative class projects, students investigate major theories in composition and creatively apply them to different classroom scenarios. This course is required for all liberal studies majors and recommended for those who plan to teach at any level.
ENGL 314 - English Language and Linguistics
An introduction to the linguistic theories of the English language, including studies in phonology, morphology, and syntax, with particular emphasis on syntactic analyses. Prerequisite: English 111 and junior standing
ENGL 316 - First and Second Language Acquisition
An introduction to the processes by which children acquire language and adults learn second languages. Special attention is given to the practical application of linguistic theories of language acquisition to teaching and tutoring. This class is recommended for students who plan to be teachers or to tutor in the CLU Writing Center. Prerequisite: English 111 and junior standing
ENGL 318 - Teach&tutor Diverse Stdt Writ
Students observe and participate in multilingual classrooms, study current scholarship about ESL, and prepare lesson plans for the classroom. Required for all Writing Center Tutors
ENGL 323 - English Literature I
This course explores the major themes and social contexts of English literature from its emergence through the early modern period. Prerequisite: English 111
ENGL 325 - Amercan Literature I
This course traces the intellectual and social influences upon the literature of what will become the United States of America, from the birth of a colonial new world, through its growth into an independent country, up to the eve of the Civil War. Prerequisite: English 111
ENGL 330 - Cinema
This course focuses on understanding and interpreting film. Each semester offers a different emphasis based on genre or theme. Examples include International Film, Hollywood Classics, Understanding Comedy, or The Development of American Cinema. The course does not satisfy the literature requirement. Prerequisite: English 111.
ENGL 335 - Children's Literature
A cultural approach to children's literature through its history, major writers, genres, and themes. This course does not satisfy the Core requirement in literature, but it is required for the Liberal Studies major and recommended for students who have a strong interest in working with children. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.
ENGL 360 - Holocaust in Literature & Film
A study of the legislated and systematic extermination of Europe's Jews and other targeted groups by the Nazis. Through representative literature, the course addresses some of the complex religious, philosophical, and psychological issues this event raises. The course uses film and guest speakers to further reveal the genesis and consequences of human intolerance in its extremes. Prerequisite: English 111 and sophomore standing.
ENGL 452 - Shakespeare
A study of selected plays and the sonnets of Shakespeare, with attention to theatrical, cultural and literary background (cross-listed with Theatre Arts 452).
ENGL 456 - Major British Authors
A study of the works of one or more major authors from Great Britain, with attention to the intellectual and cultural background and the literary contributions of each writer. Examples include the poetry of John Donne and George Herbert, Jane Austen's England, and the politics of Thomas Hardy and D.H. Lawrence.
ENGL 470 - Literary Criticism & Theory
Exploring the development of theories in Western literary criticism from Plato to the present, this course examines the major influences that have contributed to our collective understanding of what it means to read and write literature.
ENGL 480 - English Major Capstone Colloquium
This course is required for majors and should be taken in the fall of senior year. Students will research and write an original work of literary scholarship or complete a polished creative writing project. Students who wish to pursue a creative project should have taken a creative writing course in the genre they wish to write before enrolling in the Capstone. The Capstone represents the culmination of the major, and as such the Capstone projects are presented to the public every spring. Prerequisites: English 111 and 301.
ENGL 485 - Literature in England: “Magical Britain”
This travel course explores the literature of England, Scotland, and Wales. Different semesters may feature different readings and itineraries. This year’s literary pursuits will include variations of Arthurian Legends and their texts. The course meets regularly during the semester and then concludes with travel to Britain in late May. The travel portion of this course entails additional costs. Please contact the Stephanie Shaker Sullivan in the Study Abroad Office or Dr. Marja Mogk for more information. Prerequisite: English 111.
ENGL 490 - Independent Study
ENGL 492 - Internship
(graded P/NC only)