208 Course Descriptions
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
ENGL U345. Topics in Professional Writing (3) Advanced theory and
practice of writing, editing, planning and communicating in professional
contexts. Particular emphasis is placed on application of rhetorical principles
for specialized audiences in the workplace. This course may be taken twice
if the topic is different.
ENGL U346. Technical Writing (3) The writing of informative text and
techniques for presenting it in appropriate formats. Particular emphasis
is placed on creating concise texts which use pictures, charts, graphs, and
other visuals to convey information to readers in fields such as computer
science, engineering, medicine, industrial technology, and other professions.
ENGL U350. Advanced Selected English Studies Abroad (3-6) Role of
locale in a selection of literature written in English or world literature in transla-tion,
together with cultural immersion relevant to course texts.
ENGL U360. Editing the Literary Journal (1) Principles, techniques and
practice of editing a literary journal from selection to publication. Course may
be repeated up to three times for a total of 3 credits. Prerequisites: ENGL U208
or ENGL U308 or consent of instructor.
ENGL U362. Writing in the Fantasy Genre (3) Principles, techniques and
practice of writing science fiction, high fantasy, gothic and horror literature.
Focus is workshopping, critiquing and refining original fantasy compositions.
ENGL U364. Fiction Workshop (3) The principles, techniques, and practice
of fiction composition. Prerequisites: ENGL U208 or ENGL U308.
ENGL U366. Poetry Workshop (3) The principles, techniques, and
practice of composing verse. Focus is on extensive reading of and assigned
writing experiments in a broad range of poetic forms. Prerequisites: ENGL
U208 or U308.
ENGL U368. Life Writing Workshop (3) The practice, reading, and criti-cism
of writing autobiographical prose.
ENGL U370. Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3) The practice, reading,
and criticism of writing artistic nonfiction prose.
ENGL U371. Grant Writing (3) Writing effective expository text for grants
and proposals. The skills of writing for a particular purpose and audience;
conforming to stated guidelines; and using clear, concise language are
ENGL U379. American Literature to 1865 for Teachers (3) American
poetry, drama, and prose from colonial times to 1865. ENGL U279/U379
will be offered concurretly. The reading and writing assignments for ENGL
U379 will be longer and the standards for grading will be more demanding.
Students may not receive credit for both courses.
NGL U380. American Literature from 1865 for Teachers (3) American
poetry, drama, and prose from 1866 to the present. ENGL U280/U380 will be
offered concurrently. The reading and writing assignments for ENGL U380 will
be longer and the standards for grading will be more demanding. Students
may not receive credit for both courses.
ENGL U383. Native American Literature (3) Selected readings by
Native American writers, including novels, short stories and poetry.
ENGL U283/ENGL U383 will be offered concurrently. The reading and
writing assignments for students taking ENGL U383 will be longer, and
the standard for grading will be more demanding. Students may not
enroll for both courses.
ENGL U387. Topics in Literature, Culture and Difference (3) Literature
of groups that represent the diversity of authors writing in English with a
thematic emphasis on cultural identity. With each offering, a different group
is selected and may include postcolonial writers, immigrant writers, writers
with disabilities, women writers, or writers from regions of the English-speaking
world beyond the U.S. and England. The literature selected varies
based on the instructor's area of interest and expertise. This course may be
taken twice if the topic is different.
ENGL U389. Gay and Lesbian Literature (3) Literature by gay and lesbian
authors with a major thematic focus on sexual identity.
ENGL U391. African American Literature (3) A survey of writings by
African American writers. The literary types studied may vary. ENGL U291/
U391 will be offered concurrently. The reading and writing assignments for
students enrolled in ENGL U391 will be longer and the standard for grading
will be more demanding. Students may not receive credit for both courses.
ENGL U397. Topics in Creative Writing (3) Intensive experience and
practice in writing selected types of poetry or prose.
ENGL U398. Topics in Language and Literature (3) Intensive study of
ENGL U399. Independent Study (1-3) Directed research and reading
project outside the classroom of a complex and extensive nature in keeping
with the student's major creative and/or scholarly interests. In addition to
writing required for a particular independent study project, a written report
on work accomplished is required at the end of the term. Research involves
both primary and secondary sources. May be repeated with the consent of
the instructor and advisor for total of no more than six hours of undergradu-ate
credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing. GPA 2.0 overall, 2.5 in
English courses. A minimum of six hours in English courses numbered U300
and above. Consent of the instructor and advisor. A university contract must
be signed with all required signatures.
ENGL U405. Shakespeare Survey (3) A selection of comedies, histories,
tragedies, and romances. Plays from the early and late periods of Shake-speare's
career, including not only his most famous works but also his lesser
known plays, are surveyed.
ENGL U406. Studies in Shakespeare (3) A critical approach to thematic,
topical, or theoretical aspects of certain plays, narrative poems, and sonnets.
The specific themes and area of focus may vary.
ENGL U409. English Literature, 1500-1660 (3) Poetry and prose of major
Renaissance and Commonwealth writers.
ENGL U412. British Literature, 1616-1798 (3) Poetry, prose and drama
of the Restoration and eighteenth century.