ENGL - English

ENGL101 Academic Writing (3 Credits)

An introductory course in expository writing.

Additional Information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.

ENGL120 Acting Human: Shakespeare and the Drama of Identity (3 Credits)

Shakespeare's ideas of dramatic realism studied through close examination of literary and dramatic techniques. How Shakespeare generates the fiction of a living, thinking person in the space of five acts, and how readers participate in the making of that fiction. Some attention to Shakespeare on film and what the playwright can teach us about different media.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL120 or ENGL289I.

Formerly: ENGL289I.

ENGL121 The Power of Song: Renaissance Lyric and Its Afterlives (3 Credits)

Examines the power that song has over its audiences. Drawing on literary, performance, and sound studies, we will investigate how song takes hold of its listeners in uniquely moving ways. We will examine the special appeal of song in early modern England, including works by William Shakespeare, John Milton, and William Byrd. And we will compare the song culture of the English Renaissance to the power of song in contemporary life, from Kendrick Lamar to CocoRosie.

ENGL125 Why Poetry Matters (3 Credits)

Introduction to the formal fundamentals of poetry and exploration of the role poetry plays in how we think about the human condition; what constitutes knowledge and wisdom, interior subjectivity and communal identity; and how this knowledge is to be used in confronting new challenges and the perennial questions: how to live with oneself, and as oneself; in time, and with others; here, where we reside; and elsewhere, where we imagine ourselves going.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL125 or ENGL289P.

Formerly: ENGL289P.

ENGL130 Race and the Cultural Politics of Blood: A Historical Perspective (3 Credits)

Exploration of race, as term and concept, at three different historical times and from three different perspectives, through the reading of three stories: William Shakespeare's drama Othello, Aphra Behn's novella Oroonoko, and the short story Benito Cereno by Herman Melville. Exploration of the importance of context in interpretation. Study of how a concept for rationalizing human difference appears and adapts, fuses and fades away, relocates and is repurposed. How understanding of the particular situation of the concept, its context, changes our reading of the story.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL130 or ENGL237.

Formerly: ENGL237.

ENGL132 Aliens, Exiles, and Immigrants (3 Credits)

Exploration of ideas, beliefs, and aspirations that immigrants carry from one nation to another. Different ways of understanding national and cultural identities, and ways the experiences of immigration have changed significantly over time. Readings examine historical and contemporary immigrant writing, including post-9/11 poetry and fiction; memoirs of nineteenth-century British emigrants to South Africa, Australia, and Canada; literature by emigrants from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America now living in the United States; and writing by individuals displaced by war, famine, and political conflict. Politics of immigration and citizenship; historical and contemporary arguments for and against immigration and assimilation.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL132 or ENGL289Z.

Formerly: ENGL289Z.

ENGL134 The Rites of Discovery: Science, Law and Literature 1492 to 1992 (3 Credits)

History of idea of "discovery" from sixteenth-century debate about European "rights of discovery" to 500th anniversary, in 1992, of Columbus' landfall in New World. Evolution of modern concept of discovery, both as part of history of science and in legal context of history of European colonialism and cultural encounter with Native peoples of Americas, Africa, and Asia. Exploration of primary and secondary sources relating to international law, science, and literature.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL134 or ENGL289B.

Formerly: ENGL289B.

ENGL140 American Fictions: U.S. Literature, History, Politics, and Constitutional Law (3 Credits)

Works of American literature explored in the context of major texts and developments of U.S. history, culture, politics, and constitutional law. We begin with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and survey the course of American literature and history, from 1776 to the present, in relation to defining political and constitutional issues. Readings of canonical works like "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Grapes of Wrath" coupled with special attention to minority authors and issues, and horizons of constitutional contemplation opened up by minority, immigrant, and women's voices and experiences. Key historical and political issues include human rights; equal protection; religious tolerance; democratic principles; republican structures of government; independence; revolution; slavery; removal; immigration; free speech; labor rights; civil rights; feminism; environmentalism; international law and flows of people; economic globalization; technology and digital innovation; and the role that literature and the humanities play in fostering various forms of civil society, multiculturalism, and a globally accountable citizenship.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL140 or ENGL289Y.

Formerly: ENGL289Y.

ENGL142 Literary Maryland (3 Credits)

What does the literature of Maryland teach us about our state's past, present, and future? "Literary Maryland" explores this question by taking students on a tour of our state's prose, poetry, and drama from colonization to the present. In addition to reading fascinating writing and visiting interesting places, you'll learn how the Chesapeake was formed; why nobody sings the entire national anthem; and what led Baltimore to name its football team after a poem written by a Virginian.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL142 or ENGL289M.

Formerly: ENGL289M.

ENGL143 Visualizing Knowledge: From Data to Images (3 Credits)

Explores how technology and people shape our current age of information through the various forms of visually representing information. Visualizations do not show us things that are evident--visualizations make things evident. We will thus examine the history of visualization practices, the theories of image-making that guide their production, and the current state of the art. Students will engage critically with a wide range of information visualization practices to gain an understanding of the work involved in producing them and their histories. Students will also seek out contemporary visualizations, interact with the practitioners who produce them, and produce their own visualization as a response or critique.

ENGL146 Seeing the Present: Graphic Storytelling in the Age of Social Media (3 Credits)

We increasingly live in a world dominated by digital images: graphic narratives, data visualizations, tweets, GIFs, and computer animation. Students will learn how to critically analyze this digital visual rhetoric and how to become a skilled user of visual discourse. By examining a range of science fiction, graphic novels, photography, and films, we will develop a critical vocabulary for understanding the possibilities and perils of our digital image culture. We will apply this vocabulary to analyzing visual representations of contemporary political questions including: climate change, criminal justice, bio-technological transformations of the human, and the incorporation of algorithm-based platforms into everyday life.

ENGL152 What is Justice?: Literature and the Invention of Ethical Imagination (3 Credits)

Exploration of literature's unique ability to animate human passions underlying ethical dilemmas. How literary texts shape understanding of justice; how plays, novels, and films define, critique, challenge, and even alter society's comprehension of equity and inequity, crime and punishment, pardon and torture, and ideas about civil liberties and human rights. Attention to how writers have described just and unjust within their historical moment; crucial role of imagination in formation of ethical citizens across time.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL152 or ENGL289J.

Formerly: ENGL289J.

ENGL181 English Grammar (1 Credit)

The basic structure of formal written English, including parts of speech, sentence patterns, standard punctuation, diction, and usage.

Restriction: Must not have completed JOUR181 or ENGL181.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL181 or JOUR181.

ENGL201 Inventing Western Literature: Ancient and Medieval Traditions (3 Credits)

Wide range of texts, genres, and themes from ancient and medieval Western traditions. Study of cultural, historical, and artistic forces shaping traditions, and the influence and relevance of those traditions to life in twenty-first century.

ENGL202 Inventing Western Literature: Renaissance to Modern (3 Credits)

Wide range of texts from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Themes and literary techniques in the evolution of Western literature. Print publication, industrialization, questioning of religious, political, intellectual, and cultural authority.

ENGL211 English Literature: Beginnings to 1800 (3 Credits)

Surveys medieval and early modern literary works written in England. Readings may include Beowulf, Chaucer, Spenser, Mary Wroth, Milton; eighteenth-century satire, drama, novels.

ENGL212 English Literature: 1800 to the Present (3 Credits)

Surveys the major literary movements of the period, from Romantic to Victorian to Modern. Such authors as Wordsworth, Keats, Bronte, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf.

ENGL221 American Literature: Beginning to 1865 (3 Credits)

Surveys American writing from the founding of the colonies through the Civil War. Authors such as Taylor, Cooper, Poe, Dickinson.

ENGL222 American Literature: 1865 to Present (3 Credits)

Surveys American writing from the Civil War through the Cold War. Authors such as Clemens, Frost, Hurston, Bellow.

ENGL233 Introduction to Asian American Literature (3 Credits)

A survey of Asian American literatures with an emphasis on recurrent themes and historical context.Cross-listed with AAST233.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL233 or AAST233.

ENGL234 African-American Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

An exploration of the stories black authors tell about themselves, their communities, and the nation as informed by time and place, gender, sexuality, and class. African American perspective themes such as art, childhood, sexuality, marriage, alienation and mortality, as well as representations of slavery, Reconstruction, racial violence and the Nadir, legalized racism and segregation, black patriotism and black ex-patriots, the optimism of integration, and the prospects of a post-racial America.

ENGL235 U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Examines the poetry, prose, and theater of Latinx communities in the United States from their origins in the Spanish colonization of North America to their ongoing development in the 21st century. Considers how authors use literary form to gain insight into human experience, including mortality, religious belief, gender and sexuality, war and peace, family, language use, scientific inquiry, cultural tradition, ecology, and labor. Also studies how Latinx literary traditions have shaped and been shaped by broader currents in American literature, as well as what connections exist between Latinx literature and social and artistic developments in other parts of the world, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean. Authors may include Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Eulalia Perez, Juan Nepomuceno Seguin, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Jose Marti, Arthur A. Schomburg, Jesus Colon, Julia de Burgos, Cesar Chavez, Ariel Dorfman, Gloria Anzaldua, Junot Diaz, and Cristina Garcia.

ENGL240 Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (3 Credits)

Readings in the novel, short story, poetry and drama.

ENGL241 What the Novel Does (3 Credits)

An exploration of what the novel does that cannot be done by film, by television, by cell-phone screens, by any stream of images, or by textual excerpts pulled up for a quick read. The different ways of the novel, with particular focus on the process of thinking and the developed consciousness. The novel as a machine to think with and an irreplaceable model of complex human thought. Study of how thought is presented in radically different ways in novels that cross lines of class, gender, chronology, and nationality.

ENGL243 What is Poetry? (3 Credits)

An exploration of arguably the most complex, profound, and ubiquitous expression of human experience. Study through close reading of significant forms and conventions of Western poetic tradition. Poetry's roots in oral and folk traditions and connections to popular song forms.

ENGL244 The Play's the Thing (3 Credits)

Exploration of drama through a consideration of plot, narrative flow, analytical flow, staging, performance, manuscript and printing history, text and textual change over time, and interpretation. Plays will be approached as public attempts to understand what it means to be alive.

ENGL245 Film Form and Culture (3 Credits)

Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.Cross-listed with FILM245.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL245 or FILM245.

ENGL246 Introduction to the Short Story (3 Credits)

A survey of the genre, with a focus on significant elements, such as plot, character, description, style, and theme. Readings will be drawn from a range of cultures and communities.

ENGL250 Reading Women Writing (3 Credits)

Explores literary and cultural expressions by women and their receptions within a range of historical periods and genres. Topics such as what does a woman need in order to write, what role does gender play in the production, consumption, and interpretation of texts, and to what extent do women comprise a distinct literary subculture. Interpretation of texts will be guided by feminist and gender theory, ways of reading that have emerged as important to literary studies over the last four decades.Cross-listed with WMST255.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL250 or WMST255.

ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology (3 Credits)

Examines science and technology through the lens of British and American literature, primarily between 1800 and the present. Readings from early natural and experimental philosophers of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. How literary works represent the ethics of science and technology; beneficial developments of science, and also heavy toll of industrialization. Writers studied may include Francis Bacon, Mary Shelley, Charles Darwin, H.G. Wells, Albert Einstein, Aldous Huxley, Richard Feynman, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Michael Frayn, and Tom Stoppard.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL255 or ENGL278T.

Formerly: ENGL278T.

ENGL256 Fantasy Literature (3 Credits)

How fantasy employs alternate forms of representation, such as the fantastical, estranging, or impossible, which other genres would not allow. Through novels, short stories, graphic novels, and film, traces fantasy's roots in mythology and folklore, then explores how modern texts build upon or challenge these origins. Examination of literary strategies texts use to represent the world through speculative modes. How to distinguish fantasy from, and relate it to, other genres such as science fiction, horror, fairly tales, and magical realism. Fantasy's investment in world-building, history, tradition, and categories of identity such as race, class, and gender. How fantasy, as a genre, form, and world-view, is well-suited to our contemporary reality.

ENGL257 Children's Literature (3 Credits)

Literature of the nineteenth through the twenty-first century concerned with, and written for, children and young adults. How such narratives speak to themes of changing social, religious, political, and personal identity. Through poetry, novels, graphic novels, and film, explores how children's tales encapsulate and reflect on human existence, while pushing boundaries of what constitutes "children's literature" and what exactly defines the "child." Considers questions of literary classification through investigation of political and religious issues, gender politics, animal rights, social justice, race, war, and what it means to "grow up."

ENGL262 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (3 Credits)

An exploration of the origins and compositional history of biblical literature. Critical study of texts and socio-historical analysis of their background.Cross-listed with JWST262.

Credit Only Granted for: JWST262, HEBR223, or ENGL262.

Formerly: HEBR223.

ENGL265 LGBTQ+ Literatures and Media (3 Credits)

A study of literary and cultural expressions of queer and trans identities, positionalities, and analytics through an exploration of literature, art, and media. We will examine historical and political power relations by considering the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, class, nation, and disability. Topics include the social construction and regulation of sexuality and gender, performance and performativity, intersectionality, and the relationship between aesthetic forms and queer/ trans subjectivity. Our interpretations will be informed by queer and trans theories.

Restriction: Must not have completed LGBT265. Cross-listed with LGBT265 .

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.

ENGL269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ENGL271 Writing Poems and Stories: An Introductory Workshop (3 Credits)

Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

ENGL272 Writing Fiction: A Beginning Workshop (3 Credits)

Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

ENGL273 Writing Poetry: A Beginning Workshop (3 Credits)

Introduction to theory and practice of writing poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

ENGL274 Creative Writing Through The Eyes of African Americans: A Beginning Workshop (3 Credits)

Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction, drama and poetry, with an emphasis on African American literary models. Critical reading, exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.

Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL271, ENGL274, ENGL294,or AASP274. Cross-listed with AASP274.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL274 or AASP274.

ENGL275 Scriptwriting for Theater, Film, and Television (3 Credits)

Introduction to the theory and practice of scriptwriting with an opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed. Students will practice writing for the stage, film, and television and also examine selected scripts, performances, and film and television clips as models for their own creative work. Students will complete frequent writing exercises, participate in workshops, and learn to apply scholarship to the analysis and critique of scripts.Cross-listed with ARHU275.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL278D, ENGL275, ARHU319B, or ARHU275.

Formerly: ENGL278D; ARHU319B.

ENGL278 Special Topics in Literature (3 Credits)

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL280 The English Language (3 Credits)

Introduction to the structure of English and its historical development, with a focus on techniques of linguistic analysis. Major topics include the sound systems of English and its patterns of word formation and sentence structure, and the ways these have changed over time and vary around the world.

ENGL281 Standard English Grammar, Usage, and Diction (3 Credits)

Study of the structures and patterns of English grammar. The focus is on the standard dialect and contemporary usage, but we will also explore variation over time and across dialects. Includes word formation, sentence elements and structures, and conventions of punctuation, as well as the social aspects of grammatical choices.

ENGL282 How Rhetoric Works: Persuasive Power and Strategies (3 Credits)

Examines how persuasion functions and influences our lives and perception, focusing on a variety of contexts: business, politics, media, law, and entertainment. Students learn persuasive and argumentative principles to understand what rhetoric is, how it works, and what it does, and to apply the knowledge to produce effective communication appropriate for their purpose, audience, and context. A wide range of persuasive media, genres, and forms will be studied to help students sharpen how they interpret and practice persuasion.

ENGL289 Special Topics in English (3 Credits)

Introduces students to notable themes and approaches in English studies. Topics vary by section and semester.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

ENGL290 Introduction to Digital Studies (3 Credits)

Introductory course in digital studies. Surveys contemporary humanities work in digital technologies, including the web and social media and their historical antecedents. Explores design and making as analytical tools alongside reading and writing. Situates digital media within power and politics and develops critical awareness of how media shape society and ethics. Interdisciplinary approaches to creativity, analysis, and technology. While the course will include hands-on practice, no prior experience of programming, designing, or making required other than a willingness to experiment and play.

ENGL291 Writing, Revising, Persuading (3 Credits)

Intermediate-level, writing-intensive course for students who have successfully satisfied the Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement but wish to hone skills in analyzing and producing rhetorically attuned, well-styled prose. Deeper study of rhetorical theory and its application to a wide variety of arguments and situations. Additional writing practice, techniques of revision, study of effect of stylistic choices. Topics may include argumentation theory, visual rhetoric, stylistic theory, and writing theory.

Prerequisite: Must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.

ENGL292 Writing for Change (3 Credits)

Service learning in collaboration with students at area high schools. Explores how writing can be a tool for social change. Participants serve as mentors, create a performance event concerning a pressing social issue, and compose reflections, literacy narratives, publicity materials, and a multimodal project. Focus on developing critical self-awareness.

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department.

Recommended: ENGL101.

Restriction: Requires application and references.

ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World (3 Credits)

A hands-on exploration of writing at the intersection of technology and rhetoric. Students will learn to read, analyze, and compose the kind of multimodal documents (combining text, image, and sound) that constitute communication in our digital world.

Recommended: ENGL101.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL278Z or ENGL293.

Formerly: ENGL278Z.

ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media (3 Credits)

Exploration of various persuasive media encountered in daily life through the lens of rhetorical and critical theories. Principles of rhetoric and analysis of how persuasion functions across media. Invention of effective multimedia works appropriate to purpose, audience, and context. Concepts from cultural studies used to develop critical awareness about power and ideology and how they influence the way people produce and understand messages. By integration of technology, rhetoric, and cultural studies, students become more critically-rhetorically informed thinkers, authors, and audiences of arguments and culture in the digital age. Writing intensive course. No prior multimedia experience is expected.

Prerequisite: Must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.

ENGL296 Reading and Writing Disability (3 Credits)

Rhetoric-based course that locates and analyzes disability in various settings, modes, and texts. Investigates material and cultural effects of the language, stories, and myths of disability. Exploration of the many definitions and frameworks of disability. Disability as dynamic lived experiences, as a political identities, as a rich culture, as socially constructed barriers, and as an oppressed minority group. Social, medical, political, cultural, and personal definitions of disability; how disability is portrayed, controlled, stereotyped, and celebrated.

ENGL297 Introduction to Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Introduction to the rhetorical principles and professional practices of professional writing, particularly the research, writing, communication, analytical, and technological skills needed for the Professional Writing minor. How culture and technology relate to the work of professional writing; design principles and rhetorical moves; digital tools, research skills, and writing strategies of professional writers. Develops skills needed to publish a writing portfolio that showcases students' professional writing competencies and projects your professional writer identities.

Prerequisite: ENGL101.

ENGL301 This is English: Fields and Methods (3 Credits)

English" means a lot of things. Are you looking for literature, or linguistics? For writing--creative, critical, or professional? For theater, or debate? For film, or even videogames? This gateway course for the English major introduces you to all of these areas and more, as well as to our discipline's unique resources for studying and enjoying them. The English discipline includes three main interpretive fields: Literary and Cultural Studies; Language, Writing, and Rhetoric; and Media Studies. This course brings together the fundamental concepts and methods for reading, viewing, and researching practiced in these fields, launching you into English studies and and helping you to choose the major track that is right for you.

Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; or must be in Secondary Educ: English Language Arts program.

ENGL302 Medieval Literature in Translation (3 Credits)

Surveys major works of English and continental Middle Ages. Readings may include romance, lyric and drama, Germanic epic, works of Dante, Chretien de Troyes, Jean de Meun, Christine de Pisan, Malory, English and continental mystics.

ENGL305 Early Drama (3 Credits)

Explore medieval and Renaissance drama and performance, placing the Shakespearean stage in its cultural and historical contexts.

ENGL308 Special Topics in Shakespeare (3 Credits)

A topical exploration of William Shakespeare's plays and poems as well as their cultural contexts, performance history, and the roles they play in modern and contemporary culture

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

ENGL310 Medieval and Renaissance British Literature (3 Credits)

Detailed study of selected major medieval and Renaissance works written in England. Cultural attitudes and historical contexts. May include Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon lyric, drama, sonnets; works of women writers, Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney. Some readings in Middle English.

ENGL311 British Literature from 1600 to 1800 (3 Credits)

The culture of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Britain seen through detailed study of selected major texts. Drama, poetry, political writings, and early novels by men and women. Authors may include Donne, Milton, Jonson, Behn, Swift, Pope, Montagu, and Wollstonecraft.

ENGL312 Romantic to Modern British Literature (3 Credits)

Detailed study of selected major texts from the 19th and 20th centuries. Transitions from Romanticism to Victorian age to Modernism. Historical, social, literary contexts. Issues such as rise of democracy; industrial revolution; the "woman question"; revolutions in literary form. Authors might include Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Arnold, T.S. Eliot, and Woolf.

ENGL313 American Literature (3 Credits)

A detailed study of selected major texts of American literature from the 17th century to the 20th century. Issues such as race, gender, and regionalism. Authors such as Franklin, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Hemingway, and Morrison.

ENGL316 Native American Literature (3 Credits)

Examines literature that explores the experiences and cultures of America's Indigenous peoples from the sixteenth century to the contemporary moment. We will analyze poetry, historical accounts, oral narratives, short stories, and novels by Native American writers in order to explore key concerns in Native American Studies, such as dilemmas of Indigenous sovereignty, settler colonialism, the settler state, stolen land, and the natural environment.

ENGL317 African American Literature (3 Credits)

Consideration of key texts in African American literature that explore the experiences of people of African descent in America from the mid-nineteenth century to the contemporary moment. Relationship between literary texts, historical events and cultural formations. Examines a range of texts and genres (autobiography, slave narrative, travel narrative, poetry, essays, fiction), and their contribution to national literary tradition.

ENGL321 Comics and the Graphic Novel (3 Credits)

Comics has become one of the most globally popular art forms of the twenty-first century, but it also has a rich history that stretches back to the eighteenth century, and arguably much earlier. This course will introduce students to the unique formal properties of comics and will survey the history of comics across national traditions, including texts drawn from the American, Franco-Belgian, and Japanese traditions. We will read across a range of genres and cultural registers--including newspaper strips, superhero comics, Underground comix, manga, the graphic memoir, and alternative comics. You will learn to analyze and write about the form and history of the medium.

ENGL327 The Suburbs in American Literature and Film (3 Credits)

Explores through written expression and through cinema the diverse and changing world of US suburbia. Premised on two arguments: (1) the suburbs embody many of the contours and contradictions of American life; and (2) the suburbs are far more racially, ethnically, culturally, sexually, economically diverse than mass media suggests. Investigation via prose, poetry, drama, and cinema, as well as secondary sources in sociology, women's studies, ethnic studies, history, cultural studies, psychology, anthropology, and the history of science and technology.

ENGL329 Special Topics in Film Studies (3 Credits)

Studies in various periods and genres of film.

Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL331 American Jewish Literature (3 Credits)

An exploration of the role played by literature in the development of American Jewish ethnic identity. Primary materials include essays, poetry, plays, short stories, novels, films and music.Cross-listed with JWST341.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL331 or JWST341.

ENGL334 The Bible as Literature (3 Credits)

The Bible as a major source of contemporary Western religious symbolism and culture. Exploration of how this literary legacy appears in our own cultural experience. Historical critical and literary critical method and theory introduced and applied to the texts.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL278M (Fall 2010), ENGL379J (Spring 2007), or HONR239Z (Fall 2005).

ENGL344 Nineteenth-Century Fiction (3 Credits)

Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the nineteenth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.

ENGL345 Twentieth Century Poetry (3 Credits)

Major British and American poets of the twentieth century.

Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL446 or ENGL445.

ENGL346 Twentieth Century Fiction (3 Credits)

Major British, American, and other fiction writers of the twentieth century studied in the context of the broad global, intellectual, and artistic interests of the century.

ENGL348 Literary Works by Women (3 Credits)

The context, form, style and meaning of literary works by women.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs. Cross-listed with WMST348.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL348 or WMST348.

ENGL349 Asian American Literatures (3 Credits)

Study of selected writers, particular themes, or genres in Asian American literatures.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL352 Intermediate Fiction Workshop (3 Credits)

A class in the making of fiction. Intensive discussion of students' own fiction. Readings include both fiction and essays about fiction by practicing writers. Writing short critical papers, responding to works of fiction, and the fiction of colleagues, in-class writing exercises, intensive reading, and thinking about literature, in equal parts, and attendance at readings.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL272; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL396 or ENGL352.

Formerly: ENGL396.

ENGL353 Intermediate Poetry Workshop (3 Credits)

A class in the making of poetry. Intensive discussion of students' own poems. Readings in both poetry and essays about poetry by practicing poets. Writing short critical prose pieces, responding critically to colleagues' poems, in-class and outside writing exercises, memorization, and attendance at poetry readings.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of A- in ENGL271; or minimum grade of A- in ENGL273; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL397 or ENGL353.

Formerly: ENGL397.

ENGL354 Intermediate Scriptwriting for Theater, Film, and Television (3 Credits)

Demystifies the art of dramatic writing. Students will come to understand that a play or screenplay is never a lecture, and that we write scripts to find out something about ourselves and the subjects we tackle. Students will analyze plays and screenplays, as well as workshop each others' scripts, to help them produce their own successful plays and screenplays written for the stage, screen, or box.

Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of A- from (ENGL275, ARHU375, THET340).

ENGL355 Digital Fictions (3 Credits)

Explores literary fiction composed and delivered in digital forms from the origins of computers in the mid-twentieth century to the present day. The course places equal emphasis on a historical survey of the intersection between the digital and the literary; on the enterprise of digital fiction as a dynamic and living form with new work appearing online almost every day; and on offering students the opportunity to experiment with digital platforms for fiction writing of their own. No technical expertise (or experience in creative writing) is expected or assumed.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL355 or ENGL378C.

Formerly: ENGL378C.

ENGL358 Special Topics in U.S. Latinx Literature (3 Credits)

Topical study of selected works by U.S. Latinx writers.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL359 Special Topics in LGBTQ+ Literatures and Media (3 Credits)

Selected study of a topic pertinent to literary and cultural expressions of LGBTQ+ identities, positionalities, and analytics through an exploration of literature, art, and/or media.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs. Cross-listed with LGBT359.

ENGL360 African, Indian and Caribbean Writers (3 Credits)

Selected writers from countries formerly colonies of Britain, France, Denmark, etc. Attention to ways regions have developed distinctive political and aesthetic values resulting from indigenous traditions and foreign influences.

ENGL361 Recovering Oral Histories (3 Credits)

Service-learning course that gives students an opportunity to develop writing, interviewing, and communication skills as they contribute to the work of a community organization. In the classroom, students will reflect on the process and do background research to understand the particular context of the organization's work. In the field, students will interview (or have informal discussions with) young people helped by the organization in order to construct a narrative about their lives, their perceptions of themselves, and their experiences.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed one course in English, Latin American Studies, or Education.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL261 or ENGL361.

ENGL362 Caribbean Literature in English (3 Credits)

Political and literary traditions that intersect in the fiction, poetry, and drama written in English by Caribbean writers, primarily during the 20th century.

ENGL368 Special Topics in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora (3 Credits)

Comparisons among the literary traditions in Africa, the Caribbean, and North and South America.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ENGL370 Junior Honors Conference (1 Credit)

Preparation for writing the senior honors project.

Restriction: Candidacy for honors in English.

ENGL373 Senior Honors Project (2 Credits)

Research and writing of senior honors project. Strongly recommended for students planning graduate work.

Prerequisite: ENGL370.

Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program.

ENGL375 J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth and Beyond (3 Credits)

An in-depth look at major themes and ideas spanning Tolkien's well-known and lesser-known works across a variety of genres and styles. We will study "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" in connection with Tolkien's back-story mythology expressed in "The Silmarillion." We will also consider film adaptations and other popular fantasy influenced by Tolkien. And we will explore lesser-known works such as "Farmer Giles of Ham," and Tolkien's essays on fairy stories and on "Beowulf."

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL375 or ENGL479D.

Formerly: ENGL479D.

ENGL376 The Speculative Imagination: Science Fiction on Page and Screen (3 Credits)

Examines a global cross-section of science fiction in literature, film, television, comics, and other media. Studies the unique formal qualities of science fiction and traces its history from its origin in the eighteenth century to the present. Explores how the twenty-first century has brought new prominence to science fiction by creators of color, women creators, and queer creators, as well as intersections of these. Considers how science fiction addresses a range of phenomena--from environmental destruction to surveillance to imperialism and militarism. Students learn how to analyze and write about the formal and historical dimensions of the genre.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL379Y or ENGL376.

Formerly: ENGL379Y.

ENGL377 Medieval Myth and Modern Narrative (3 Credits)

Literary patterns characteristic of medieval myth, epic, and romance; their continuing vitality in modern works; and links between Medieval works like "The Prose Edda", "Beowulf", "The Morte D'Arthur", "The Volsunga Saga", and "Grettis Saga" and modern narratives like Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".

Formerly: ENGL361.

ENGL378 Special Topics in English (3 Credits)

Offers sustained attention to notable current themes and approaches in English studies. Topics vary by section and semester.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

ENGL379 Special Topics in Literature (3 Credits)

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

ENGL381 MGA Legislative Seminar (3 Credits)

Prepares students to intern for the Maryland General Assembly. Introduces standard legislative genres and assigns extended practice in researching legislative issues.

Prerequisite: Students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or ENGL101.

Restriction: Permission of ARHU-English department.

Additional Information: Application required. Contact english@umd.edu for more information.

ENGL383 Language in Its Social Contexts (3 Credits)

Exploration of the social and political aspects of language use, including interactional behavior, the structure of conversation, persuasive uses of language, social dialects, language use within speech communities, and language and identity. We will examine and compare analytical approaches to pragmatics and discourse analysis.

ENGL384 Concepts of Grammar (3 Credits)

Introduction to the basic units of grammatical description; motivation for and nature of constituent structure and syntactic categories; fundamental grammatical concepts employed in the teaching and learning of languages.

ENGL385 English Semantics (3 Credits)

The study of meaning in language and language use. Examines how the senses of words and other linguistic constructions are mentally represented, and how they contribute to the construction of meanings in linguistic communication.

ENGL386 Experiential Learning (3-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ENGL387 Visual Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Investigation of the persuasive power of visuals based on how they construct and communicate their content and predispose viewers to an interpretation or attitude. "Iconic" images and other modes of visual representation including diagrams, graphs, and page or screen design. Most attention given to a grammar and rhetoric of visuals. Also the elements of images and their arrangement and consideration of historical and generic contexts and the "affordances" of various media. Not a course in "high art" or in video, TV, or film. Emphasis on visuals that accompany or replace verbal texts.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL387 or ENGL488F (Spring 2013 only).

Formerly: ENGL488F (Spring 2013 only).

ENGL388 Writing, Research, and Media Internships (1-6 Credits)

Field work in English studies.

Restriction: Permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 12 credits.

ENGL390 Science Writing (3 Credits)

Specifically designed for students interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. Exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose in the genres of research articles and proposals. Students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences.

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S.

Formerly: ENGL393S.

ENGL391 Advanced Composition (3 Credits)

An advanced composition course which emphasizes constructing written arguments accommodated to real audiences.

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

ENGL392 Legal Writing (3 Credits)

Conventions of legal writing and research. Students learn how to read and write about cases, statutes or other legislation; how to apply legal principles to fact scenarios; and how to present a written analysis for readers in the legal profession. Assignments may include the law-school application essay, case briefs, legal memos, and client letters.

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

ENGL393 Technical Writing (3 Credits)

The writing of technical papers and reports.

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

ENGL394 Business Writing (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in the forms of written communication common in the business world-letters, memos, short reports, and proposals. Principles of rhetoric and effective style.

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

ENGL395 Writing for Health Professions (3 Credits)

Focus on accommodating technical material and empirical studies to lay audiences, and helping writers to achieve stylistic flexibility and correctness.

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

ENGL398 Topics in Professional Writing (3 Credits)

Professional writing courses that focus on the audiences, conventions, and genres of particular disciplines, professions, or organizations. Examples include writing for the arts, writing case studies and investigative reports, writing about economics, and writing for non-profit organizations.

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ENGL402 Chaucer (3 Credits)

Works read in Middle English. Readings may include Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, dream visions, lyrics.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL403 Shakespeare: The Early Works (3 Credits)

Close study of selected works from the first half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of early histories, comedies, tragedies. Language, theme, dramatic technique, sources, and early modern English social-historical context.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL404 Shakespeare: The Later Works (3 Credits)

Close study of selected plays from the second half of Shakespeare's career. Generic issues of later tragedies, later comedies, romances. Language, theme, dramatic technique, sources, and early modern English social-historical context.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL407 Non-dramatic Literature of the Sixteenth Century (3 Credits)

Poetic and prose genres--utopia, epic, narrative, lyric, sonnet, oration, epistle, sermon, apologia--in context of the literary and intellectual life of the sixteenth century. Writers such as More, Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, and Spenser.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL408 Literature by Women Before 1800 (3 Credits)

Selected writings by women in the medieval and early modern era.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs. Cross-listed with WMST408.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL408 or WMST408.

ENGL409 Study Abroad Special Topics IV (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ENGL410 Edmund Spenser (3 Credits)

Selected works of Edmund Spenser in their literary, social, and historical contexts. Special attention to The Faerie Queene; also sonnets and lyric poetry.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL412 Literature of the Seventeenth Century, 1600-1660 (3 Credits)

Works from early Stuart through Interregnum period. Major literary genres in historical contexts. Writers such as Donne, Jonson, Mary Wroth, Bacon, Browne, and Marvell.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL414 Milton (3 Credits)

Poetry and major prose in their social, political, and literary-historical contexts. Special attention to Paradise Lost. Other works may include Samson Agonistes and shorter poems.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL415 Literature of the Seventeenth Century, 1660-1700 (3 Credits)

English poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction written from the Restoration of Charles II to 1700. Attention to increasing literacy and publication and greater involvement by women in literary production. Authors include Milton, Dryden, Congreve, and Behn.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL416 Literature of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1750 (3 Credits)

British literary traditions, including the poetry of Pope, the prose of Swift, the correspondence of Montagu, the drama of Gay, and early novels by Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL417 Literature of the Eighteenth Century, 1750-1800 (3 Credits)

British poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction, emphasizing innovative forms and attitudes in genres such as the gothic novel and political writings, as well as more traditional works. Authors include Johnson, Burney, Sterne, Burke, and Wollstonecraft.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL420 English Romantic Literature (3 Credits)

British poetry, drama, fiction, and criticism c.1790 to c.1830, a period of dramatic social change and revolution in literature, philosophy, the arts, industry, and politics. Authors include Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Percy, and Mary Shelley.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL422 English Victorian Literature (3 Credits)

A survey of English literature of the Victorian period. Writers may include Arnold, Browning, Tennyson, Dickens, George Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Newman, and Wilde.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL425 Modern British Literature (3 Credits)

Major Modernist writers in English prose and poetry since 1900. Such writers as Eliot, Larkin, Forster, Burgess, Durrell, Henry Green, Golding, Auden, Malcolm Lowry, Joyce, and Yeats.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL428 Seminar in Language and Literature (3 Credits)

Topics will vary each semester. The course will provide a seminar experience in material or methodologies not otherwise available to the major.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in the English Honors program or gain permission from the department.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

ENGL429 Independent Research in English (1-6 Credits)

An advanced independent research project for qualified students, supervised by an English faculty member, on a topic not ordinarily covered in available courses.

Prerequisite: ENGL301; and two English courses (excluding fundamental studies requirement); and permission of ARHU-English department.

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL430 American Literature, Beginning to 1810, the Colonial and Federal Periods (3 Credits)

Puritanism, the Enlightenment, early Romanticism. Writers such as Bradstreet, Franklin, Brown.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL431 American Literature: 1810 to 1865, the American Renaissance (3 Credits)

Nationalism, Sentimentalism, Transcendentalism. Writers such as Douglass, Stowe, Melville.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL432 American Literature: 1865 to 1914, Realism and Naturalism (3 Credits)

Reconstruction, Realism, Naturalism. Representative writers such as Dickinson, James, Dreiser.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL433 American Literature: 1914 to the Present, the Modern Period (3 Credits)

Modernism, Postmodernism. Writers such as Stevens, Stein, Ellison.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL435 American Poetry: Beginning to the Present (3 Credits)

Selections of American poetry, from Bradstreet to contemporary free verse. Authors such as Whitman, Dickinson, Bishop, Hughes, Rich, and Frost.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL437 Contemporary American Literature (3 Credits)

Prose, poetry, drama of living American writers. Current cultural and social issues.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL439 Spotlight on Major Writers (3 Credits)

An intensive study of a single writer, or a handful of writers, to understand the shifts in the writer's craft and cultural influence, both past and present.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL440 The Novel in America to 1914 (3 Credits)

Survey of the American novel to World War I. Cultural and philosophical contexts; technical developments in the genre. Authors such as Melville, Wells Brown, James, Sedgwick, Chopin.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL441 The Novel in America Since 1914 (3 Credits)

Survey of the American novel since World War I. Cultural and philosophical contexts, technical developments in the genre. Authors such as Hemingway, Cather, Faulkner, Anne Tyler, Morrison.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL444 Feminist Critical Theory (3 Credits)

Issues in contemporary feminist thought that have particular relevance to textual studies, such as theories of language, literature, culture, interpretation, and identity.

Prerequisite: WMST200, WMST250, or ENGL250. Cross-listed with WMST444.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL444 or WMST444.

ENGL445 Modern British and American Poetry (3 Credits)

The formation of Modernism in British and American poetry before 1930. Such poets as Yeats, Pound, H.D., Eliot, Langston Hughes, Moore, Stevens, and Williams.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL446 Post-Modern British and American Poetry (3 Credits)

British and American poets from the 1930s to the present. Such poets as Auden, Williams, Plath, Brooks, Lowell, Wolcott, Ted Hughes, Bishop, Larkin, Jarrell, and Berryman.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL448 Literature by Women of Color (3 Credits)

Literature by women of color in the United States, Britain, and in colonial and post-colonial countries.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs. Cross-listed with WMST448.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL448 or WMST448.

ENGL449 Selected Topics in U.S. Latinx Literature (3 Credits)

Advanced study of selected works by U.S. Latinx writers.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL450 Renaissance Drama I (3 Credits)

Drama of the sixteenth century, from Sir Thomas More's circle through Lyly, Greene, Marlowe, and their successors. Interludes, school drama, comedy and tragedy, professional theater. Influences of humanism, Protestantism, politics, and cultural change.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL451 Renaissance Drama II (3 Credits)

Drama in early decades of the seventeenth century. Playwrights include Jonson, Middleton, Marston, Webster, Beaumont and Fletcher. Tragedy, city comedy, tragicomedy, satire, masque. Pre-Civil War theatrical, political, and religious contexts.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL452 English Drama From 1660 to 1800 (3 Credits)

Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, with special attention to theater history, cultural influences, concepts of tragedy, comedy, farce, parody, and burlesque, as well as dramatic and verbal wit.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL453 Literary Theory (3 Credits)

An in-depth study of literary and critical theory.

Prerequisite: Two courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL454 Modern Drama (3 Credits)

The history of modern British drama, from its roots in Chekhov and Ibsen, through the modernisms of Samuel Beckett and Bertolt Brecht, through the Angry Young Men of the 1950s, and right up to the present. Most plays will be from the last 40 years, by writers such as David Hare, Tom Stoppard, Lucy Kirkwood, Caryl Churchill, Roy Williams, Lucy Prebble, Alan Bennett, Brian Friel, Terrence Rattigan, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Sarah Kane, and Alice Birch. We will also look at how class, money, immigration, and the end of the Empire changed British plays over time. And we will consider modern theater architecture and production design as well as the directing instincts of, for instance, Peter Brook, Katie Mitchell, Marianne Elliott, and Nicholas Hytner.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL455 The Eighteenth-Century English Novel (3 Credits)

The origins and development of the British novel, from the late seventeenth century until the beginning of the nineteenth. Questions about what novels were, who wrote them, and who read them. Authors such as Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL456 The Nineteenth-Century English Novel (3 Credits)

Surveys major novels of the period. Attention to narrative form and realism; representations of gender and class; social contexts for reading, writing and publishing. Authors such as Austen, Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL457 The Modern Novel (3 Credits)

Modernism in the novel of the twentieth century. Such writers as Joyce, Lawrence, Murdoch, James, Forster, Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Ellison, Welty, Nabokov and Malamud.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL458 Literature by Women after 1800 (3 Credits)

Selected writings by women after 1800.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs. Cross-listed with WMST458.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL458 or WMST458.

ENGL459 Selected Topics in LGBTQ+ Literatures and Media (3 Credits)

Advanced study of a topic pertinent to literary and cultural expressions of LGBTQ+ identities, positionalities, and analytics through an exploration of literature, art, and/or media.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL460 Archival Research Methods in English Studies (3 Credits)

Introduces approaches for doing archival research in English studies, exploring how researchers develop their scope and practices of study and how they access and use archival materials electronically and on site to further their research questions. Investigates a historical period, genre, or theme through the lens of manuscripts, ephemera, and other artifacts. Case studies vary by semester.

ENGL462 Folksong and Ballad (3 Credits)

A cross-section of American folk and popular songs in their cultural contexts; artists from Bill Monroe to Robert Johnson.

ENGL465 Theories of Sexuality and Literature (3 Credits)

An in-depth study of the ways in which sexuality and sexual difference create or confound the conditions of meaning in the production of literary texts. Attention to psychoanalysis, history of sexuality, feminist theory, and other accounts of sexual identity.

Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Cross-listed with LGBT465.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL465 or LGBT465.

ENGL466 Arthurian Legend (3 Credits)

Development of Arthurian legend in English and continental literature from Middle Ages to twentieth century. All readings in modern English.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL467 Critical and Creative Approaches to Digital Textuality (3 Credits)

Examines electronic literature and other aspects of the literary world online with a focus on experimental writing with computers. Topics may include digital fiction and storytelling; analysis of literary texts using digital tools, bots, book hacking, flash fiction, narrative in games, and the history of computer-generated writing. No programming experience required.

Prerequisite: One English course in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL468 Selected Topics in Film Studies (3-9 Credits)

Advanced studies in various periods and genres of film.

Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Recommended: ENGL329, CMLT280, and ENGL245.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL468, ENGL479E-Spr 2008, ENGL479F-Spr 2009, ENGL479G-Fall 2008, or ENGL479M-Fall 2009/Fall 2010.

ENGL469 The Craft of Literature: Creative Form and Theory (3 Credits)

Examines various forms of poetry and/or fiction, emphasizing the practice of making literary art and the aesthetic and theoretical approaches that define it. Students will practice the elements of literary craft, producing and experimenting with a wide range of forms and conventions in poetry and/or fiction. They will also produce critical work that articulates and contextualizes theoretical approaches to the making of literary art.

Prerequisite: 2 ENGL courses in literature or creative writing; and have completed a 200-level creative writing workshop in ENGL. Or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL470 African-American Literature: The Beginning to 1910 (3 Credits)

Beginnings of African-American literature including origins of literary expression in folk tales, songs, and spirituals; slave narratives; pamphlets, essays and oratory; and the emergence of poetry and fiction. Emphasis is on interaction between literary forms and the salient political issues of the day.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL471 African-American Literature: 1910-1945 (3 Credits)

Emergence of modernism in African-American writing including debates over the definition of unique African-American aesthetics, with emphasis on conditions surrounding the production of African-American literatures.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL472 African-American Literature: 1945 to Present (3 Credits)

Transformation of African-American literatures into modern and postmodern forms. Influenced by World War II and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, this literature is characterized by conscious attempts to reconnect literary and folk forms, the emergence of women writers, and highly experimental fiction.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL475 Postmodern Literature (3 Credits)

The origins and ongoing development of postmodern literature. Aspects of the "postmodern condition," such as the collapse of identity, the erasure of cultural and aesthetic boundaries, and the dissolution of life into textuality. The novel and other genres and media.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL478 Selected Topics in English and American Literature before 1800 (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL479 Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800 (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL482 History of the English Language (3 Credits)

Examines the origins and development of the English language.

Prerequisite: ENGL280, LING200, or HESP120; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL483 American English(es) (3 Credits)

Examines the diversity of dialects, registers, and jargons of English found in the United States, as well as their origins, structures, and functions in society.

Prerequisite: LING200, ENGL280, or HESP120; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL484 Style and Grammar in Written English (3 Credits)

The linguistic analysis of written texts. Examines grammatical and discursive constructions above the level of the sentence and their functions in literary and non-literary texts. We will study narrative structure, authorial voice, genre, register, stance, viewpoint, empathy, surprise, and humor in language.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL484 or LING402.

ENGL486 Introduction to Old English (3 Credits)

Grammar, syntax, and phonology of Old English. Works read in the original language. Poetry may include "Battle of Maldon," "Dream of the Rood," "Wanderer," "Seafarer," riddles; prose of Bede, Wulfstan, Aelfric, and other writers of Anglo-Saxon period in England.

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

ENGL487 Principles and Practices of Rhetoric (3 Credits)

A seminar examining foundational concepts and approaches in the theory and practice of rhetoric in civic, professional, academic, and interpersonal settings; focusing on key issues in persuasion, argumentation, and eloquence in historical and contemporary contexts.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL487 or COMM401.

ENGL488 Topics in Advanced Writing (3 Credits)

Different genres of technical and professional writing including proposal writing, computer documentation, technical report writing, instruction manuals, etc. Students will analyze models of a genre, produce their own versions, test, edit and revise them.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL489 Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Special topics in language and rhetoric, such as discourse analysis, semantics, or cognitive linguistics; comparative rhetoric and rhetorical theory, digital rhetorics, women's and minority rhetorics, or the history of rhetoric.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ENGL491 Digital Rhetoric (3 Credits)

Examines the social significance of the ways digital texts are composed and circulated. Explores why it matters how the web is written and who does the writing, understanding the Internet as rhetorical from its content and communities to the code, protocols, and policies that control digital distribution. Includes active experimentation with digital tools so students can expand their theoretical understanding through critical making.

Prerequisite: Students must have satisfied the Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL489J, or ENGL491.

Formerly: ENGL489J.

ENGL492 Graphic Design and Rhetoric (3 Credits)

An exploration of the visual dimensions of texts and the skills involved in designing them well. Considers graphic design theory and history from a rhetorical perspective, working to understand and practice the use of symbol systems to express, inform, and advocate. Includes direct experimentation with the principles and techniques of graphic design.

Prerequisite: Students must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL488A or ENGL492.

Formerly: ENGL488A.

ENGL493 Writing in Context (3 Credits)

A rhetorical genre studies approach to understanding the work that texts do in the world. Examines issues of identity, power, and medium as they relate to writing in various contexts. Students analyze the texts, context(s), and social significance of a public, professional, digital, and/or advanced academic genre and produce writing that meets, modifies, and subverts expectations.

Recommended: Satisfactory completion of professional writing requirement.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

ENGL494 Editing and Document Design (3 Credits)

Principles of general editing for clarity, precision and correctness. Applications of the conventions of grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage, and organization for logic and accuracy. Working knowledge of the professional vocabulary of editing applied throughout the course.

Prerequisite: ENGL393 or ENGL391; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.

ENGL495 Independent Study in Honors (1-3 Credits)

Completion and presentation of the senior honors project.

Prerequisite: ENGL373 and ENGL370.

Restriction: Must be in English Language and Literature program; and candidacy for honors in English.

ENGL497 English at Work (3 Credits)

Examines how English majors put their academic knowledge and skills to work in professional workplaces after graduation. Students learn strategies to research careers, and they shadow a person in a career of interest for a day. Students learn to compose different professional genres to write and speak about and for professional development and advancement, including inquiry letters, technical descriptions, professional portfolios, and elevator pitches. Students will critically examine the learning they have done in their undergraduate coursework and compose a vision for bringing that learning to life in their future work.

Prerequisite: ENGL301; and an ENGL course at the 300-level or higher.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.

ENGL498 Advanced Fiction Workshop (3 Credits)

An advanced class in the making of fiction. Intensive discussion of students' own fiction. Readings include both fiction and essays about fiction by practicing writers. Writing short critical papers, responding to works of fiction, and to colleagues' fiction, in-class writing exercises, intensive reading, and thinking about literature, in equal parts, and attendance at readings.

Prerequisite: ENGL352; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

Formerly: ENGL496.

ENGL499 Advanced Poetry Workshop (3 Credits)

An advanced class in the making of poetry. Intensive discussion of students' own poems. Readings include both poetry and essays about poetry by practicing poets. Writing short critical prose pieces, responding critically to colleagues' poems, in-class and outside writing exercises, and attendance at poetry readings.

Prerequisite: ENGL353; or permission of ARHU-English department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits.

Formerly: ENGL497.