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ENGL 100 is an elective orientation course that serves students early on in the English major.  Pass/no pass only. ENGL 100 does not apply to the English major or minor.
Introduction to career opportunities for English majors. Emphasis will be placed on the value of a liberal arts degree, employable skills, and gaining relevant experiences during the undergraduate years.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Special sections of ENGL 101 may be devoted to literature by and about groups of Americans.
Beginning writing as inquiry using literary texts as resources for writing and the rhetorically-based concepts for reading and writing. Special sections may be devoted to literature by and about groups of Americans. A. African American Literature B. Chicano Literature D. Native American Literature
This course is a prerequisite for: BLAW 372, MNGT 360
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Groups: First Year Writing
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Intensive writing. Writing and critical reading practices. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.
This course is a prerequisite for: BLAW 372, MNGT 360
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Groups: First Year Writing
Prereqs:
Permission.
ENGL 140 does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements. No more than 6 credit hours of ENGL 140, ENGL 141, and ENGL 142 can be counted toward the degree.
Writing and grammar in academic contexts for international students.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
ENGL 141 does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements. No more than 6 credit hours of ENGL 140, ENGL 141, and ENGL 142 can be counted toward the degree.
Reading comprehension in academic contexts for international students.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
ENGL 142 does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements. No more than 6 credit hours of ENGL 140, ENGL 141, and ENGL 142 can be counted toward the degree.
Advanced academic listening and speaking skills in academic conexts for international students.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 150 is open to Freshman and Sophomores only.
Study and practice of writing using such rhetorical concepts as purpose, audience, genre, cultural context, and style to develop strategies for writing, thinking, and research.
This course is a prerequisite for: BLAW 372, MNGT 360, SOCW 389, THEA 331
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation. ENGL 150H is open to Freshman and Sophomores only.
Intensive writing. Writing as a tool for inquiry and research. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.
This course is a prerequisite for: BLAW 372, ENGL 150H, MNGT 360
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Groups: First Year Writing
ENGL 151 is open to Freshman and Sophomores only.
Intensive writing. Writing as a tool for argument. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.
This course is a prerequisite for: BLAW 372, MNGT 360, SOCW 389, THEA 331
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 1
Groups: First Year Writing
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Intensive writing. Writing as a tool for argument. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.
This course is a prerequisite for: BLAW 372, MNGT 360
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Groups: First Year Writing
Introduction to the writing of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Writing, the development of the craft and technique, and analytical reading skills.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Creative Writing
Does not satisfy Freshman English(composition) requirement.
General introduction for beginning students to the understanding and appreciation of the principal forms of literature: poetry, drama, and fiction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Permission.
Does not satisfy arts and sciences communication requirement.
Speaking and writing in academic contexts for international students.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
Prereqs:
Permission.
Does not satisfy arts and sciences communication requirement.
Writing course for international students focusing on essay development and organization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
Prereqs:
Permission.
ENGL 188 is open to freshmen or sophomores only.
Advanced academic writing and speaking for international students.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
Required of English majors; recommended for minors.
The issues, perspectives, and methods of the discipline. The relationships among authors, texts, audiences, and contexts. Practice in imaginative and analytical approaches.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 854
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: English Studies
Introduction to the understanding and appreciation of the major dramatic genres-tragedy, comedy, and tragicomedy-in various historical periods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Introduction to reading poetry. Emphasizes approaches to reading poems, analysis of themes and forms, and enjoyment of poetry as a genre.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Selected readings in the novel and short story, mainly American, British, and European, from 1900 to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 206
Examines the science fiction genre from its origins in the 18th century to its contemporary expression.  Issues of technological modernity and consider how these are mediated through literary texts will be introduced.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Exploration of the darker side of literature in English from the nineteenth century to the present, surveying the Gothic and mystery tradition through the novel and other narrative forms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Introduction to groups of literary works of various types from various periods and countries, studied in the context of a significant issue or concept.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Representations of illness and health as states of the body in a variety of literary texts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Introduction to medieval literature and culture via the legends and romances of King Arthur and The Matter of Britain. Translations that were originally in Latin, Welsh, and French as well as English. The questions of ethnicity raised by the idea of an ancient Celtic Britain.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Literary works written in response to war, conflict, and peace.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 8
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Introduction to writers and literary works associated with a particular place that would typically be defined by geographic factors rather than political boundaries and will vary from course to course, but will regularly include the North American Great Plains.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
ENGL 212
Introduction to variety of works by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender writers. Significant literary, cultural, social, and historical issues and themes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Historical survey from 1880 to the present, dealing with the major directors, films, genres, and critical theories which have shaped films in the twentieth century. Weekly film screenings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Film Studies
ENGL 215
Introduction to Women's LiteratureCrosslisted as WMNS 215
Introduction to English literature written by women, studies in the cultural, social, and/or historical contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
A study of the historical and cultural development of the genre of children's literature,
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 219
Various film genres, such as Gothic, the Western, and film noir, from their inception in the early 1900s to the present day. Variations (such as 219A, Film Noir) may concentrate on a particular genre. Weekly film screenings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Language as a system of arbitrary symbols for human communication. Pragmatics, semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology, language variation, first and second language acquisition, written language, language processing and the neurology of language.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
Major British writers from Beowulf to the end of the eighteenth century. Attention given to historical background.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 230A
Introductory study of a representative sample of Shakespeare's works. Some films of dramatic performances may be shown.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Major works by British authors of the Romantic and Victorian periods and of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors program, or by invitation.
Intensive study of major works by British authors of the Romantic and Victorian periods and of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 232
The Jewish Idea in Modern LiteratureCrosslisted as MODL 232
Introduction to the literary and historical context of Jewish cultural life as expressed in modern works of literature in translation and cinema by Jewish intellectuals.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 234D
Major Themes in World LiteratureCrosslisted as MODL 234D
Open to all undergraduates
Through the study of masterpieces read in translation, explores the ideas and motifs that define the major literary expressions of the human experience. Includes the rebel, love, madness, representations of gender, the quest, childhood.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 239
May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Films of one director or a small group of directors. Weekly film screenings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Film Studies
ENGL 240A
The World of Classical GreeceCrosslisted as CLAS 281
English translations of the great works of Greek literature which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Greece.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 240B
The World of Classical RomeCrosslisted as CLAS 282
English translations of the great works of Latin literature, which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Rome.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
An introduction to the English-language literary tradition of a nation other than the U.S. or Britain, e.g., Ireland, Canada, India, Australia.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
ENGL 244
Representative African American works written since 1865, of various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 244A
Introduction to African LiteratureCrosslisted as ETHN 244A
Representative literary works by African writers, mainly in the English language, but with a sampling of works translated from other languages, from the twentieth century, and presented in their social, historical and social contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 244E
African American Literature before 1865Crosslisted as ETHN 244E
Representative early African American works of various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts, from the oral tradition to the Civil War.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 245A
Introduction to Asian American literature and relevant historical and cultural background.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 245J
Jewish-American LiteratureCrosslisted as JUDS 245J
Twentieth and twenty-first century literature by major Jewish-American authors.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 245N
Introduction to literature by Native Americans covering early and recent periods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Reading and analysis of published creative nonfiction writing and practice researching and writing creative nonfiction.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 451
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Creative Writing
Introduction to the writing of fiction. Writing, analysis of craft, technique, and reading skills.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 352, ENGL 852, ENGL 852A, THEA 481, THEA 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Creative Writing
Introduction to the writing of poetry. Emphasis on student writing within a context of theory and criticism.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 353, ENGL 852A, ENGL 853
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Creative Writing
ENGL 253A
ENGL/WMNS 253A may not be offered every year.
Introduction to the writing of poetry. Emphasis on student writing with special focus on reading women poets and on issues that concern women writers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Creative Writing
Extended writing and its uses in and by various communities.
This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 481, THEA 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Prereqs:
6 hrs freshman English.
Independent study course for intermediate students in the study and practice of composition.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Major authors, themes, and intellectual trends in American literature from the beginnings to 1865. Works from the Colonial, Early National, and Romantic periods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Major authors, themes, and intellectual trends in American literature from 1865 to the present. Works from the Realist, Modernist, and Contemporary periods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
ENGL 269
May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Intensive examination of artistic movements and major directors in an important historic period of film. Examples: Russian film of the '20s, the French New Wave, Hollywood in the '30s. Weekly film screenings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Film Studies
Nature and function of literary/critical theory in the study of literary texts. Selected approaches and is not intended as a general survey.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 471
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Nature and function of rhetorical theory as applied to English Studies. Selected important ancient and modern rhetorical theories and is not intended as a general historical survey.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 8
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
ENGL 277
Being Human in a Digital AgeCrosslisted as HIST 277
Introduction to some of the major implications of computer technologies to the humanities; examination of the historical influence of new technologies on how we think of ourselves, both individually and collectively; how we interact socially and politically; how we determine public and private spaces in an increasingly connected world; and how we can use computer technologies to produce, preserve, and study cultural materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 278 requires contributing to an ongoing web-based project.
Introduction to the variety of rationales, technologies, and materials that commonly inform electronic projects in the humanities. Definitions of digital research, various theoretical and methodological approaches, and the implications for the academy, publishers, classrooms, and libraries.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Digital Humanities
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of both thematic and formal/technical relationships between works of literature and music, visual arts, theatre, and the plastic and spatial arts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 285
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing and at least 3 cr in literature in English or modern languages.
Course not taught every year.
Introduction to the methods and materials of scholarly comparison of literatures of different languages, cultures, historical periods, and genres.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 298
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
Major playwrights and dramatic movements, such as realism, naturalism, expressionism, "epic theater," and theater of the absurd, from Ibsen to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
ENGL 302
Introductory survey of major authors and movements in English-language poetry during the modernist period of the early twentieth century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
ENGL 302A
Major authors, themes, and trends in poetry from 1945 through the end of the 20th Century. Works from the Beat, Confessional, New York School, San Francisco Renaissance, Black Arts, Feminist, Language, New Formalist, and other “schools” of poetry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Major authors, themes, and intellectual trends in contemporary poetry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 303
Introduction to the historical context, criticism, and interpretation of short stories.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Readings in the British novel from its beginning to 1900. Examples: works by Defoe, Fielding, Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Permission.
Course not taught every year.
Romantic movement in literature and its relation to political and economic revolutions in England, France, and America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 315A
Survey of Women's LiteratureCrosslisted as WMNS 315A
ENGL/WMNS 315A may not be offered every year.
Historical survey of women's writings in English.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
ENGL 315B
Women in Popular CultureCrosslisted as WMNS 315B
Relation between women's roles and popular images in the media, including romances, television shows, science fiction, and magazines, with attention to their historical development.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Various issues, trends, and traditions concerning the literary representation of the natural environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
A course in linguistic analysis of the structure of English language and not a course in the rules of English grammar and composition.
Aims, methods, and results of descriptive analysis of contemporary English, with emphasis on the syntax of American English.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
How language is used in the media, education, and politics. Bilingualism, speech style, kinesics, pragmatics, orality and literacy, dialects, gender and applied sociolinguistics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
The works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 330A requires weekly film screenings.
Strategies employed in adapting the plays of William Shakespeare for film and video. Integration of critical approaches from the perspectives of cultural studies, film, literature, and theatre.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Three major figures of English literature: Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and John Milton. How changes in society and in the media of production (oral presentation, manuscripts, public and private stages, and print) affected each writer’s sense of his audience and his craft. These writers in relation to each other: their common themes, shared sources, and awareness of – and challenges to – literary predecessors.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 331 may not be offered every year.
The works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Intensive study of the works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 333 may not be offered every year.
The works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 333A may not be offered every year.
Cather's work as an entry into the humanities, multiple texts, and their contexts. Interdisciplinary approach.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
American literary traditions or movements through multiple genres from a variety of theoretical, socio-historical, and cultural approaches.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 340
Classical Roots of English LiteratureCrosslisted as CLAS 340
Greek and Roman literary works emphasizing their influence on English and American literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Introduction to the literary analysis of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures with emphasis on their influence on British and American literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 344
Ethnicity and FilmCrosslisted as ETHN 344
May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Construction of ethnic identies in film and TV and the impact of such images on American culture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 344B
Black Women AuthorsCrosslisted as ETHN 344B, WMNS 344B
May not be offered every year.
Representative works by Black women, composed in various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 344D
African-Caribbean LiteratureCrosslisted as ETHN 344D
Course not taught every year.
History and multi-generic variety of African-Caribbean literature written in English.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 345D
Chicana and/or Chicano LiteratureCrosslisted as ETHN 345D
Introduction to literature by and about Mexican-Americans in its cultural and historical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 345N
Native American Women WritersCrosslisted as WMNS 345N, ETHN 345N
Representative writings by Native American women in their social and historical contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Literature of the Plains in its cultural contexts, both in relation to the arts and humanities, and to religion, anthropology, history, and geography.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 349
May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Films produced in one country, seen in their aesthetic and historical context. Examples: Italian cinema since World War II, Japanese cinema, Australian cinema.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Film Studies
Prereqs:
Study and practice of the writing of fiction for intermediate students with previous fiction writing experience.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 452
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Creative Writing
Prereqs:
Study and practice of the writing of poetry for intermediate students with previous poetry writing experience.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 453
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Creative Writing
Prereqs:
3 hrs writing course at the 200 level or above.
Extended practice in writing through the study of literacy--situating students' own literacy histories, exploring larger public debates about literacy, and researching the relationships between language, power, identity, and authority.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Instruction on the theory and practice of creative and scholarly editing and publishing in both print and digital formats.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to Teacher Education Program in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Recent research on literacy development and writing processes. Extended reflection and some application of theory to students' experiences with writing instruction and their own goals as K-12 teachers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Major English works, in the original language and in translation, from Beowulf to the late Middle Ages, with a focus on Chaucer.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Representative works in various genres written in England during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries which reflect major themes and intellectual trends of the Renaissance period.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Major English writers-such as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson-seen in the literary, historical, and intellectual context of the period 1660-1800.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Poetry and prose of the principal British authors of the Romantic and Victorian periods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Study of particular film theories and methods of applied criticism for the intermediate or advanced student with previous film study experience. Weekly film screenings.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 471
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Film Studies
Study of rhetoric as it functions in social and political contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8, 9
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Prereqs:
Admission to Teacher Education Program in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Recent research on literacy development and reading processes. Extended reflection and some application of theory to students' experiences with reading instruction and their own goals as K-12 teachers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
ENGL 381
Ancient NovelCrosslisted as CLAS 381
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
English translation of the Greek and Roman novel.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 386
Shakespeare's Dramatic ArtsCrosslisted as THEA 386
Prereqs:
Students must be enrolled in the Nebraska at Oxford study abroad program.
Lecturers and tutors for the two courses are from Oxford University faculty and staff. Field trips and cultural excursions will supplement the course lectures and tutorials.
Shakespeare and the well-known literature of England since the Middle Ages.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 388
Body Language: Love, Politics, and the Self in French LiteratureCrosslisted as FREN 388, WMNS 388, MRST 388
No knowledge of French required.
French texts from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries (drama, prose, poetry, autobiography), all of which use the body as a reference point to explore developments in gender, religion, science, and society in French literature and civilization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 398
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
ENGL 399H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
ENGL 401/801
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Particular historical periods or other groupings of dramas. The relation of the writers both to one another and to the aesthetic and intellectual climate of their times. Examples: drama survey, modern drama, American drama, and Shakespeare's contemporaries in drama.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 401K/801K
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Overview of contemporary gay and lesbian drama.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 402/802
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Epic, Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian, American, and contemporary poetry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 402L/802L
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Survey of British poetry, 1780-1835. The traditional major authors and some of the many other poets whose works were popular and influential. The social, historical, and cultural context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 403/803
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
The narrative genre of the short story, as represented by stories from American authors of the nineteenth century to the present day.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 405/805
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Fiction, primarily novels, in particular historical periods or other groupings. The relation of the writers both to one another and to the aesthetic and intellectual climate of their time.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
The most popular and influential literary genre in the nineteenth century, the novel, through representative Romantic, Victorian, and "fin de siecle" (end of century) works.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Survey of British fiction (primarily novels), 1780-1850. Major and minor authors whose works illustrate the tastes and trends of British fiction in the early modern period. The literary, social, and cultural context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 405E/805E
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Key British and American novels and short stories from about 1910 to 1950. Modernism as a literary and cultural practice. Modernism's interpretation of the revolutionary changes in culture and society in the first half of the twentieth century. The relation between modernism and postmodernism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 405K/805K
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Survey of modern Canadian novels and short stories from 1920 to the present plus some other genres. The historical and cultural context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 405M/805M
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Survey of novels written by a variety of men and women of diverse backgrounds in the United States from the late eighteenth century to 1900.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 405N/805N
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Survey of novels written by a variety of men and women of diverse backgrounds in the United States from 1900 to the present day.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 406/806
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
History and theory of the concept of genre as exemplified in literary works in various forms: comedy, tragedy, and satire.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
A literary movement (national or transnational), the development of a genre, or the intellectual and historical origins of an idea, as reflected in literature. May include the literature of abolition, alternative Romanticisms, literary modernism, the literature of Civil Rights, postmodernism, and/or the avant garde movement.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 411/811
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Various forms of literature seen in the historical, cultural, and aesthetic context of the North American Great Plains.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 413/813
May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Study of specific critical and historical film theory and approaches to film history using more difficult texts (both as films and as readings) for the students, to create an intense immersion into more complex films and critical readings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Film Studies
ENGL 414/814
Women's LiteratureCrosslisted as WMNS 414/814
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
A particular historical or other groups of literature by and about women, seen in their aesthetic and intellectual context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENGL 414B/814B
Modern and Contemporary Women WritersCrosslisted as WMNS 414B/814B
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Selected women writers from the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Introduction for advanced students to the history and methods of linguistics, to the theory of language, and to applications of linguistics in a variety of fields and disciplines.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
Historical development of contemporary English with particular attention to its Old and Middle English background.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Practical application of the principles of linguistics. Examples: TESOL Theory and Practice, Second Language Composition Theory and Practice, Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition, Teaching of Grammar.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: ESL and Linguistics
ENGL 428/828
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Old English. Read and understand literary texts of the period in their historical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
The works of a particular major author, such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, or Milton situated within literary, historical, biographical, and critical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 430A/830A
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
How performance-based strategies can help in understanding and in teaching Shakespeare’s plays. The historical and contemporary stage practices, the performance history of these plays, and recent criticism that engages with the insights of both Performance Theory and Semiotics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
The works of a particular major author seen in a wide critical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Extensive study in the works of a particular major author seen in a wide critical context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 439/839
May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Intensive study of the films of one director or a small group of directors, with emphasis on an auteur approach. Weekly film screenings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Film Studies
ENGL 440/840
Classical DramaCrosslisted as CLAS 483/883
Prereqs:
Senior standing or permission.
Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy in translation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 445/845
Ethnic LiteratureCrosslisted as ETHN 445
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Works of writers with connections to one or more American ethnic communities, seen in their historical, intellectual, and cultural context. Survey of ethnic literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 445B/845B
Topics in African American LiteratureCrosslisted as ETHN 445B
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
The study of a particular topic in African American poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 445K/845K
Topics in African LiteratureCrosslisted as ETHN 445K
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Topics in African poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 445N/845N
Topics in Native American LiteratureCrosslisted as ETHN 445N
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Topics in Native American poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose. Critical theory and cultural criticism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Advanced (workshop) course for creative writers; emphasis on memoirs, personal essays, other forms of creative nonfiction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Creative Writing
Prereqs:
For advanced students with previous experience in fiction writing. Longer projects in fiction writing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Creative Writing
Prereqs:
For advanced students with previous experience in poetry writing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Creative Writing
Prereqs:
3 hrs English composition above the English 200 level.
Advanced writing workshop in which experienced writers develop extended projects in writing, analyze their own and other's writing processes, and read widely in genres related to their projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Theoretical approaches to writing instruction and to the field of composition and rhetoric.
Credit Hours: 3-4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
ENGL 459/859
Development of screenplays.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Film Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
The various genres and movements of Medieval English literature and their cultural context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Medieval and Renaissance literary texts that involve encounters between different religions and cultures. Readings from chronicles, romances, travel writings, debates, and epics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Extensive study of major authors and works of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries with particular attention to the development of poetic and prose literary forms and their cultural context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Major writers and critical issues of the period. Emphasis on poetry and nonfiction prose.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Poetry and prose of the Romantic and Victorian periods. Their intellectual and cultural context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 467/867
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Theory of literary periods and movements and the causes for change among them. Periods, movements, and readings are taken from British literature from about 1475 to about 1950.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 471
Prereqs:
Junior standing;ENGL 270, 373, or equivalent.
History, analysis and application of a variety of trends in literary and/or film theory.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL 475/875
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
ENGL 475/875 may not be offered every year.
Rhetoric and rhetorical theory in relation to literature, composition, and language.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
ENGL 475A/875A
Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women WritersCrosslisted as WMNS 475A/875A
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Rhetoric and rhetorical theory of women writers and speakers and its implications for literature, composition, literacy, feminist theory, and women's and gender studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
The shift from printed to digital texts and its implications for the humanities. Practice in digitally representing texts, archival design, and analysis of representative electronic projects dedicated to a variety of authors and genres.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; two courses in ENGL above 199.
Successful completion of ENGL 480/880 is required to intern or work as a consultant in UNL's Writing Assistance Center.
Introduction to issues and scholarship in teaching writing and working as a writing consultant.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
ENGL 482/882 may include a literacy and/or writing internship in a community or workplace setting.
Literacy theory and its application in school, community, and workplace environments.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
Integration and application of skills and knowledge gained in courses taken for the English major. Involves synthesis, reflection, and a substantive final writing project.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
ENGL 489/889
Medieval Literature and TheologyCrosslisted as RELG 489
The relationship between significant medieval theologies and primary medieval poets and prose masters.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Literary and Cultural Studies
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships
ENGL 498/898
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Special Topics, Internships