College of Arts and Sciences
162 English as a Foreign Language II (3)
The second of two sequential courses in ESL, this course offers nonnative speakers intensive practice in writing and in the more difficult points of English usage and style. Required during the first term of residence of all students who are non-native speakers of English and who are placed in the course on the basis of the English departments writing proficiency examination that must be completed before registration by all nonnative speakers of English. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Placement test or completion of English 161.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. Every semester. Maximum credit 4 hours for B.A. in English or B.S., Secondary Education in English. With approval of department head.
201 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3)
An introduction to critical concepts and skills required in the field of literary studies; approaches to analyzing and interpreting literary texts, genre forms and critical terminology, and research methods. Emphasis on close reading and careful critical writing. Fall and spring semesters. Must be completed within the first 21 hours of major course work. Pre or co-requisite: English 122.
202 Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis (3)
An introduction to rhetorical studies with an emphasis on rhetorical history, rhetorical analysis and rhetorical practice. Topics include natural and comparative/cultural rhetoric, the rhetoric of ancient Greece, and definition of rhetoric, past and present. Practice will include rhetorical analysis of texts and analysis of the rhetorical principles of purpose, situation, genre and audience. Must be completed within the first 21 hours of major course work. Pre or co-requisite: English 122.
203 Literature of the Humanities (3)
Selections from the literature of the Western tradition, from Homer to the end of the Renaissance; read in English and studied in the context of the other humanities and the fine arts. On demand.
204 World Literature from the Renaissance (3)
Selections from English literature of the Renaissance and later periods and from European and American writers. On demand.
205 Survey of British Literature (3)
Selected readings in major works of British literature from the middle ages to the present, with emphasis on historical, cultural and formal developments. Fall and spring semesters. Must be completed within the first 21 hours of major course work. Pre or co-requisite: English 122.
206 Survey of American Literature (3)
Selected readings in major works of American literature from the colonial period to the present, with emphasis on historical, cultural and formal developments. Fall and spring semesters. Must be completed within the first 21 hours of major course work. Pre or co-requisite: English 122.
211 Survey of English Literature to 1800 (3)
212 Survey of English Literature since 1800 (3)
213 American Literature to 1855 (3)
Representative works from the Colonial and Romantic periods. On demand.
214 American Literature from 1855 (3)
Representative works from the late 19th and 20th centuries. On demand.
219 African-American Literature (3)
Readings will be largely fiction with supportive critical works and some poetry and drama to examine the development of African-American literature from the 1850s to the present. Figures may include Harper, Chestnutt, Washington, DuBois, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Brooks, Baldwin, Walker, and Morrison. Spring semester. May be registered as Humanities 219. No credit allowed in both English and Humanities 219.
228 Childrens Literature (3)
A survey and evaluation of some of the best literature for children, with special attention to literature for preschool and elementary school years. Prerequisite: one lower level course in written communication in English.
229 Literature for the Adolescent (3)
A survey and evaluation of literature whose primary audience is the adolescent, with special attention to the usefulness of such literature in secondary education. Spring semester. Prerequisite: one lower level course in written communication in English.
230r Popular Fiction (3)
Science fiction or detective fiction or other type of popular fiction, one or another of which will be studied for its literary merit: the type of popular fiction to be studied in any particular section will be specified in the schedule of classes. On demand.
257 The Romantic Experience (3)
An interdisciplinary survey of Romanticism in European civilization, ca. 1789 to 1918, addressing and analyzing some of the main historical, philosophical, and aesthetic forces involved in this broad cultural experience. On demand. May be registered as Humanities 257.
260 Origins and History of Writing: Hieroglyphics to Hypertext (3)
A survey course designed to give students historical and philosophical grounding in the evolution of writing from the ancient hieroglyphics and the artistic manuscript of the medieval ages to the printed book and hypertext.
270 Creative Writing (3)
Instruction and practice in writing imaginative literature for magazines and specialized publications. Fall and spring semesters.
276 Technical Writing (3)
Preparation of documents that convey technical information to diverse audiences. Emphasis on audience analysis, information gathering, coordination of visual and verbal representations of data, and careful editing for precise language. Guidance in the electronic production of texts such as descriptions, abstracts, instructions, reports, presentations, proposals, graphics, brochures, resumes, and web pages. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: English 122 with a grade of C or better.
277 Professional Writing (3)
An introduction to the variety and forms of workplace discourse. Emphasis on composing documents such as memos, letters, resumes and reports; planning and managing short- and long-term writing projects; integrating oral and written communication; and using new communication technologies. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: English 122 with a grade of C or better.
278 Scientific Writing (3)
An introduction to the theory and practice of the different conventions of science writing. Practice in the analysis and writing of scientific reports and supporting materials such as abstracts, proposals, and research reviews. Emphasis on the challenges of communicating within a specialized audience as well as translating specialized language for general audiences. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: English 122 with a grade of C or better.
279 Writing for the Social Sciences (3)
An introduction to the theory and practice of the discourse used in social sciences. Emphasis on the processes of thinking involved in researching, reading, and communicating in these fields. Extended research and original essays with opportunities for the student to focus on his or her academic field. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: English 122 with a grade of C or better.
300 Intermediate Rhetoric and Composition (3)
An introduction to the theory and practice of the basic kinds and combinations of discourse and their aims; extended essays and other writing assignments in these kinds of discourse. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: English 122.
301 The Literature of England to 1300 (3)
Representative works in translation. On demand.
302 The Literature of England, 1300-1500 (3)
Representative works including Chaucer. On demand.
303 Early Renaissance Literature to 1600 (3)
Representative non-dramatic works from Tudor and Elizabethan periods. On demand.