ENGL U417. Romanticism (3) The 18th century transition from classicism
to romanticism, and the 19th century masters: Wordsworth, Coleridge,
Byron, Shelley and Keats.
ENGL U419. Victorian Literature (3) Poetry and prose of major Victorian
ENGL U422. Modern and Contemporary World Drama (3) European,
American and world drama beginning in the late 19th century through
ENGL U423. British and Irish Modernism (3) Poetry, prose and drama
of representative writers in the Modernist period.
ENGL U424. British and Anglophone Literature, 1945 to the Present
(3) Poetry, prose and drama of writers from the English-speaking world
outside the United States.
ENGL U425. American Literature, Beginnings to 1830 (3) Colonial
and revolutionary American writing with special attention to literary types
and to the influence of religion and politics.
ENGL U426. American Literature, 1830-1865 (3) Readings in repre-sentative
ENGL U427. American Literature, 1865-1910 (3) Readings in repre-sentative
ENGL U428. American Modernism (3) Readings in representative works
from the first half of the twentieth century.
ENGL U429. Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (3) Philosophy
and literature of the New Negro movement of the 1920s, including works
by Hughes, Hurston, Cullen, Fauset and McKay.
ENGL U430. American Postmodernism (3) Readings in representative
works from after World War II.
ENGL U436. Science Fiction Literature (3) Representative science fiction
from the beginnings of the genre to the present.
ENGL U437. Women Writers (3) Representative works written by women.
ENGL U447. Southern Literature (3) An historical and critical survey of
selected works of Simms, Lanier, Cable, Harris, Wolfe, Faulkner, O’Connor,
Johnson, Wright, McCullers, and other southern writers.
ENGL U451. Introduction to Linguistics (3) An overview of language
and linguistics oriented toward language as a reflection of the structure of
the human mind and human society. Phonetics, phonology, morphology,
syntax and semantics and how they relate to linguistic theory, to issues of
language use, to questions of language in the social context, and to issues
of language acquisition and language learning are emphasized.
ENGL U453. Development of the English Language (3) History and
evolution of the English language reflecting changes in phonetics, semantics,
morphology, and syntax, as well as assembly of dictionaries.
ENGL U459. Theories of Rhetoric and Composition (3) The theory
and principles of rhetoric and the application of these principles to con-temporary
public rhetoric and to the student's own thinking and writing.
Special emphasis will be given to analyzing and composing texts aimed
at persuading diverse audiences.
ENGL U468. Advanced Creative Writing (3) Discussion and criticism
of original student manuscripts in the student’s genre of choice, fiction,
creative nonfiction, or verse, with the expectation of producing a polished
manuscript of several chapters, stories, essays, or poems. Required of
all English majors concentrating in creative writing and of all creative
ENGL U473. The Teaching of Writing (3) Theory and methods of teach-ing
composition and extensive research and practice in various kinds of
writing expected of high school and college students.
ENGL U483. Theory of Literary Criticism (3) Various theories of literary
criticism with the aim of establishing standards of judgment. Practice in
criticism of literary works.
ENGL U485. Adolescent Literature (3) A survey of literature written
for adolescent readers, especially the realistic problem novel. Special
attention is placed on defining the characteristics of the field and on
developing critical standards for evaluating the works.
ENGL U490. Senior Seminar (3) The integration of knowledge; the
exploration of ethical issues; and the application of the skills of research,
analysis, and writing about literature at an advanced level. Completion of
an academic portfolio, self-directed research and writing, and formal oral
presentations are required. The specific focus of the course is designed by
faculty and may vary depending on the instructor's area of interest and
the students' areas of concentration. Prerequisites: Senior standing; SPCH
U201, U201R; ENGL U300; and 15 hours of ENGL courses numbered U300
or above, including either U459, U482, or U483.
ENGL U499. Internship (1-3) Supervised professional experience or
research outside of the classroom, involving a meaningful project or
activity for the employing firm or organization and a scholarly project for
the student. For three credit hours, a minimum of 135 hours of supervised
work, periodic class meetings and consultation with the instructor are
required. A contractual agreement signed by the employer, the student,
the instructor, and the dean of the college is mandatory. A student may
repeat ENGL U499 once with a different internship contract description
for a total of no more than six hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequi-site:
Junior or senior standing; a minimum of six hours in major courses
numbered U300 and above; GPA 2.0 overall, 2.5 in English courses; and
consent of the faculty supervisor and advisor.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ENSL)
Note: The completion of ENGL U102 or the equivalent is prerequisite to
enrollment in all higher level English as a Second Language courses.
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