316 African Literature (3)
A study of selections from the literature of Africa. Emphasis on historical fiction and the oral tradition. On demand.
317 English Romantic Period (3)
Representative works from the period 1789-1837. On demand.
318 Victorian Literature (3)
Representative works from the period 1837-1901. On demand.
319 English Transitional Period (3)
Representative works from the period 1880-1920. On demand.
320 Modern British Literature (3)
Representative works from 20th-century England. On demand.
325 Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature in English (3)
A critical examination of English-language poetry, fiction, drama and prose from former colonies and dependencies of the British empire. Special emphasis on defining the imperial and colonial experiences and on the literary legacy of British imperialism. On demand. Prerequisite: English 122.
331 American Women Writers (3)
A survey of American women writers of the 20th century. On demand.
Prerequisite: English 122. May be registered as Women's Studies 331. Credit not allowed in both English 331 and Women’s Studies 331.
332 Southern American Literature (3)
Emphasis on 20th century authors. On demand.
333r Masterpieces of Asian Literature (3)
Study of representative works with emphasis on a country, period, or genre. On demand.
335 African-American Slave Narrative Tradition (3)
Study of slave narratives and subsequent literature influenced by them. On demand. May be registered as Humanities 335. Credit not allowed in both English 335 and Humanities 335.
350 Introduction to the Theory and Function of Literary Criticism (3)
The concepts, terminology, and procedures of formal literary study. Emphasis on the basic theoretical problems of criticism and relation of literary analysis to literary evaluation, etc. On demand.
351 History of Literary Criticism (3)
Selected readings from representative literary critics. On demand.
361 History of the English Language (3)
A survey of the history of the English language, beginning with its Indo-European backgrounds, tracing the development of Old, Middle, and Modern English through major changes in vocabulary, sound, word formation, and syntax. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: English 122.
370 Persuasion and Propaganda (3)
A study of the powers and abuses of persuasion, using historical and contemporary examples. On demand.
374r Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3)
A seminar and workshop in writing with individual projects in creative nonfiction. On demand. Approval of department head and instructor required to register for credit after 6 hours earned.
375r Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
Instruction and practice in the understanding and writing of poetry. Spring semester. Approval of department head and instructor required to register for credit after 6 hours earned.
376r Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
Instruction and practice in the understanding and writing of fiction. Spring semester. Approval of department head and instructor required to register for credit after 6 hours earned.
380 Modern Japanese Fiction (3)
An introduction to prominent works of Japanese fiction since the late nineteenth century. Readings include novels and short fiction in translation. On demand. Prerequisite: English 121.
395 Greek and Roman Tragedy in Translation (3)
See Classics 395.
400 Seminar in the Novel (3)
A seminar in the senior year designed to integrate the student’s understanding of the novel as a genre. On demand.
410 Approach to Composition (3)
Designed to improve the student’s writing and to improve the individual’s ability as a critic of writing, particularly as a potential teacher of writing; focus on expository prose. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: English 122.
413 Advanced Expository Writing (3)
An advanced writing-intensive course for students from a variety of majors. Designed to help students develop their analytical and composing abilities through demanding critical reading and writing. Also designed to train students to internalize the principles of writing style. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: English 122 and junior standing or above.
420 Early English Drama, Origins to 1642 (3)
The English drama as a literary type, its history and development from Medieval times to 1642, exclusive of Shakespeare. On demand.
421 Later English Drama, 1660-1800 (3)
Study of English drama from the Restoration through the 18th century. On demand.
423 American Novel to 1900 (3)
Representative novels of American romanticism, realism, and naturalism. On demand.
430 Development of the British Novel: from Defoe to George Eliot (3)
The development of the British novel from its origins in the 18th century through George Eliot and her contemporaries. On demand.
431 The Modern British Novel (3)
433 Modern Poetry (3)
434 Twentieth-Century American Novel (3)
435 Modern American Drama (3)
Selected plays of representative dramatists with special emphasis on American drama since 1920. On demand.
443r Major British Figures (3)
A reading course in the works of a major British writer or writers. Writers to be studied will be specified in the schedule of classes. On demand. Maximum credit 6 hours for the degree.
445r Major American Figures (3)
A reading course in the works of a major American writer or writers. Writers to be studied will be specified in the schedule of classes. On demand. Maximum credit 6 hours for the degree. May be registered as Women’s Studies 445r only when the content focuses on female authors.
446r Major Issues in Rhetoric (3)
An intensive seminar on a focused issue in rhetoric. Specific subject to be identified in the schedule of classes. Open to English majors only; others with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: 27 hours of English above the 100 level.