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Fall 2017

 
 
ENGL 201 - Intro to Literary Study

4 credits

Instructors: Dr. Wee and Dr. Griffin

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

4 credits

Instructor: Nation-Corriveau

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

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Rasmussen

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: Engl 111.

ENGL 302 - Creative Writing: Fiction

4 credits

Instructor: Professor Atkinson

Fiction writing workshop with an emphasis on skills: crafting plot, developing character, and evoking setting. Students will complete one or more short stories. 

ENGL 312 - The Teaching of Writing

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Cefola

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 316 - First and Second Language Acquisition

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Cefola

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 323 - English Literature I

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Griffin

This course explores the major themes and social contexts of English literature from its emergence through the eighteenth century. 

ENGL 325 - Amercan Literature I

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Bond

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.  

ENGL 330 - Film Studies

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Mogk

This course provides a solid grounding in the major elements of film, including genre, narrative, acting, design, cinematography, sound, and editing. Students will become critically informed viewers able to understand and analyze film or to pursue additional studies in film history or film theory. This course does not meet the literature requirement. (cross-listed with Comm 330). Prerequisite: Engl 111.

ENGL 335 - Children's Literature

3 credits

Dr. Bond

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 341 - Studies of the Novel

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Berliner

This course may take various approaches to the genre: a thematic approach (Politics and the Novel, Desire and Sexuality in the Novel); a subgenre approach (The Epistolary Novel, The Detective Novel); or an historical approach that includes relevant theoretical aspects of its development (History of the Novel, The Post-modern Novel). 

ENGL 353 - Gender & Literature

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Wee

This course will focus on the literary methods of gender analysis, historical analysis, and reader response as three lenses among many through which to deepen your understanding of literature; and will apply these tools to several texts, both historical and contemporary, in which the social categories of gender, sexuality, race and class are of principal concern. Through reading, discussing, and writing about these texts, you will gain a greater awareness of particular issues that have been, and remain, important, if often controversial, in our understanding of identity categories in our culture, and a greater appreciation of the role of literature in shaping them.

ENGL 361 - Contemporary Chicano Literature

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Ihlendorf Burke

Intended as a basic exploration of the literature of the Chicano people. This representative synthesis covers the principal genres of poetry, theatre, the novel, the short story, and the essay. An historical framework establishes the different periods of Chicano creativity from its origins in the pre-1960s prior to the Chicano movement, through the Civil Rights movement of the early 1960s and to contemporary times. Note: This class is offered in English and is not for Spanish credit (cross-listed with Span 361).

ENGL 452 - Shakespeare

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Mogk

A study of selected works of Shakespeare, with attention to theatrical, cultural and literary background. Prerequisite: Engl 111. Recommended Engl 201. (cross-listed with TA 452).

ENGL 480 - English Major Capstone Colloquium

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Wines

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.

 

Spring 2018

 
 
ENGL 201 - Intro to Literary Study

4 credits

Instructors: Professor Atkinson and Dr. Friffin

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

4 credits

Instructor: Nation-Corriveau

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 211 - Classical Literature

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Griffin

This course may include works from ancient Greek and Roman literatures and other literatures that draw heavily from classical traditions (Maximum class size 20). Prerequisite: Engl 111.

ENGL 216 - Environmental Literature

4 credits

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: Engl 111.

ENGL 301 - Academic Research & Writing

4 credits

This academic research and writing workshop in literary studies is a prerequisite for ENGL 480, the Major Capstone Colloquium. ENGL 301 focuses on research techniques, text analysis, and the synthesizing of literary scholarship and effective argumentative writing in the discipline. Recommended for junior English majors, this course must be taken by majors before the first semester of their senior year. Prerequisite: Engl 111 and instructor approval.

ENGL 303 - Creative Writing: Poetry

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Lyons

This poetry workshop will instruct students on different approaches to reading poems, and teach the forms and elements of poetry through observation and practice. Students will read and write poems in a variety of forms such as the elegy, ghazl, haiku, sonnet and ode, as well as poems that explore repetition, persona, and voice. Prerequisite: Engl 111. Recommended: Engl 202.

ENGL 304 - Creative Writing: Nonfiction

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Lyons

This workshop will explore the evolving genre of creative nonfiction. This course will provide instruction and practice in reading creative nonfiction in some of its many forms. Writing assignments will include a range of essays such as the personal essay, lyric essay, and literary journalism. Prerequisite: Engl 111. Recommended: Engl 202.

ENGL 305 - Playwriting

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Mogk

This workshop course focuses on developing playwriting skills, with an emphasis on mastering plot, character, and dialogue development. Students will write and revise an original play (cross-listed with TA 305). Prerequisite: Engl 111. Recommended: Engl 202.

ENGL 312 - The Teaching of Writing

3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Cefola

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 & Linguistics

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Cefola

An introduction to the linguistic theories of the English language, including studies in phonology, morphology, and syntax, with particular emphasis on syntactic analyses. Prerequisite: Engl 111 and junior or senior standing.

ENGL 315 - Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Chiu

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ENGL 316 - First and Second Language Acquisition

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Cefola

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 324 - English Literature II

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Wee

This course explores the major themes and social contexts of English literature from the Romantic through the Victorian era to the present day. Prerequisite: Engl 111.

ENGL 326 - American Literature II

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Stevenson

This course focuses on the intellectual and social influences on the literature of the United States from the Civil War through the 20th century, with an emphasis on the impact of realism and modernism on the literary imagination. Prerequisite: Engl 111.

ENGL 330 - Film Studies

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Mogk

This course provides a solid grounding in the major elements of film, including genre, narrative, acting, design, cinematography, sound, and editing. Students will become critically informed viewers able to understand and analyze film or to pursue additional studies in film history or film theory. This course does not meet the literature requirement. (cross-listed with Comm 330). Prerequisite: Engl 111.

ENGL 335 - Children's Literature

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Bond

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 343 - History of Theater & Drama II

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Mogk

This course is the second half of a two semester historical survey sequence that provides students with a solid grounding in the development of theatre and drama from the ancient Greeks to the present. Prerequisite: Engl 111 (cross-listed with TA 343)

ENGL 346 - Studies in Poetry

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Lyons

This course explores a theme, genre, or movement in poetry such as the sonnet, political poetry, or post World War II poetry.

ENGL 353 - Gender & Literature

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Wee

This course will focus on the literary methods of gender analysis, historical analysis, and reader response as three lenses among many through which to deepen your understanding of literature; and will apply these tools to several texts, both historical and contemporary, in which the social categories of gender, sexuality, race and class are of principal concern. Through reading, discussing, and writing about these texts, you will gain a greater awareness of particular issues that have been, and remain, important, if often controversial, in our understanding of identity categories in our culture, and a greater appreciation of the role of literature in shaping them. 

ENGL 455 - Major American Authors

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Bond

A study of works of one or more major American writers, with attention to the intellectual and cultural background and the literary contributions of each writer. Examples of recent course topics include "Julia Alvarez and Toni Morrison," "Ernest Hemingway and Edith Wharton," and "David Mamet and August Wilson." Prerequisite: Engl 111

ENGL 480 - English Major Capstone Colloquium

4 credits

Instructor: Dr. Wines

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 - Magical Britain Travel Seminar

3 credit

Instructor: Dr. Mogk

Magical Britain is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the history, culture and literature of the island of Great Britain through the oldest continually developing literary tradition in the English language: the Arthurian legends. In studying this corpus, students will come to understand Britain as a palimpsest: an island landscape of successive cultures in which the legends of Arthur have been avidly reimagined and shared up to the present day. Prerequisite: Engl 111.

 
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