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WRITING IS REQUIRED IN ALL UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH COURSES, BUT SOME COURSES HAVE BEEN
OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS "WRITING INTENSIVE.
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Developmental Course

0301. Developmental Writing (3). Emphasizes the development of fluency and coherence in writing and increased capability in usage and grammar. Students are assigned to this course on the basis of testing and evaluation and successfully complete this course before registration in ENGL 1301. Not applicable toward general degree requirements in any degree program. Hours for ENGL 0301 are in addition to the minimum number needed for graduation.

1000 Level Courses

1301. [ENGL 1301] Essentials of College Rhetoric (3). Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 0301 or a satisfactory score on SAT, ACT, or English department writing sample. A student may be required to transfer to ENGL 0301 on the basis of the English department writing sample. Focuses on the writing process and requires students to write extensively in a variety of modes and styles. Partially fulfills core Communication (Written) requirement.

1302. [ENGL 1302] Advanced College Rhetoric (3). Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 1301. Focuses on writing from sources, research methods, and documentation. Partially fulfills core Communication (Written) requirement.Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2305. Introduction to Poetry (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302. Critical study of and writing about a variety of poems. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

2306. Introduction to Drama (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302. Critical study of and writing about a variety of plays. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

2307. Introduction to Fiction (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302. Critical study of and writing about a variety of short stories and novels. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

2308. ] Introduction to Nonfiction (3). Prerequisites: 1301, 1302. Critical study of and writing about a variety of historical, biographical, and scientific writings. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

2311. [ENGL 2311] Introduction to Technical Writing (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302. Introduction to patterns of writing used in reports and letters for business, industry, and technology.

2312. Texts, Discourse, and Technologies (3). Survey of technologies of text production, publication, and consumption across cultures, extending from manuscripts through the printing press and to the internet.

2351. [ENGL 2307, 2308] Introduction to Creative Writing (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302. Fundamentals of creative writing with much practice in writing poetry and short fiction. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

2371. Language in a Multicultural America (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302. Examines language in the U.S. as it relates to race, gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

2388. Introduction to Film Studies (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302. Introduction to the history, aesthetics, and criticism of avant-garde, documentary, and narrative film. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

2391. Introduction to Critical Writing (3). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302. Extensive practice in writing critical essays about literature. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3302. Old and Middle English Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English. Poetry, prose, and drama from 700 to 1500. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3304. Medieval and Renaissance Drama (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. English drama to 1642. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3305. British Renaissance Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. British poetry, prose, and drama from 1485 to 1660. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3307. Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. British poetry, prose, and drama from 1660 to 1800. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3308. Nineteenth Century British Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. British poetry, prose, and drama from 1780 to 1900. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3309. Modern and Contemporary British Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. British poetry, prose, and drama since 1900.May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Writing Intensive)

3323. Early American Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. American poetry and prose to 1800. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3324. Nineteenth Century American Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. American poetry, prose, and drama from 1800 to 1900. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3325. Modern and Contemporary American Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. American poetry, prose, and drama since 1900. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Writing Intensive)

3335. Ancient and Medieval World Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works in translation, primarily Greek and Roman. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3336. Early Modern World Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works in translation from 1400 to 1900. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3337. Modern and Contemporary World Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works in translation since 1900. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

3338. Global South Literatures (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Representative African, Asian, Caribbean, and/or or Latin American authors. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

3351. Creative Writing (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English or, if a student’s major does not require those courses, completion of English courses required by the student’s major. Discussion of basic techniques in the genres of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, with emphasis on student’s creative writing. May be repeated once under a separate genre.

3360. Issues in Composition (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Exploration of principles and practices in rhetoric and writing. (Writing Intensive)

3362. Rhetorical Criticism (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduction to methods of rhetorical criticism; the nature, scope, and function of rhetoric, classical and modern theories of rhetoric; practice in applying critical methods to discursive and non-discursive artifacts.

3365. Professional Report Writing (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Preparation of professional and academic reports and publications through the use of communication analysis.

3366. Style in Technical Writing (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Investigation of the varieties, characteristics, and function of prose style in technical and professional writing.

3367. Usability Testing (3). Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles and techniques of testing online and print documents, using video and digital equipment, with emphasis on rhetorical effectiveness and usability of graphics, text, and format.

3368. World Wide Web Publishing of Technical Information (3). Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles and techniques of designing usable websites, with emphasis on needs assessment, information architecture, and navigation.

3369. Information Design (3). Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles of design, visual rhetoric, and visual communication and application of those principles in document design.

3371. Linguistic Science (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Modern theory and practice in the description and analysis of natural languages.

3372. History of the English Language (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. An historical and descriptive survey of the English language in the context of the cultural development of the English-speaking peoples.

3373. Modern English Syntax (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. The syntactic and morphological analysis of modern English.

3381. Literature of the Fantastic (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. The analysis and criticism of the literary methods and style by which fantasy and science fiction explore cultural, psychological, and scientific issues.

3382. Women Writers (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Significant works by women. (WS 3382)

3383. Bible as Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. The styles and forms of biblical lyrics and narration as well as various theories of biblical interpretation.

3384. Religion and Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. The function of religious images and ideas in British and American literature as well as in works in translation.

3385. Selected Plays of Shakespeare (3). Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Survey of comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances.

3386. Literature and Science (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. An exploration of the relations between science and technology and literature and discourse.

3387. Multicultural Literatures of America (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Representative works by Americans of different cultures. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)

3388. Film Genres: Avant-Garde, Documentary, Narrative (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Concepts of visual and aural communication and a survey of various film genres. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

3389. Short Story (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Short stories around the world.

3390. Literatures of the Southwest (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Examines the diverse literatures and cultures of the Southwest.

3391. Literature and War (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Explores the representation of war and conflict in literature and emphasizes diverse perspectives involved. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

3392. African American Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. African American or African diasporic writers. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Substantial writing required.

3393. U.S. Latina/o Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Latina/o writers (e.g., Mexican-, Dominican-, Cuban-American). May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Substantial writing required.

3394. Asian American Literature (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Asian American writers (e.g., Chinese, Japanese). May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Substantial writing required.

3395. Native American Literatures (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level ENGL courses. Works by indigenous peoples of the Americas. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Substantial writing required.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4300. Individual Studies in English (3). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and approval of the instructor and department chairperson. Independent study under the guidance of a member of the faculty. May be repeated once. (Writing Intensive)

4301. Studies in Selected Authors (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive examination of one or more authors. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Writing Intensive)

4311. Studies in Poetry (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4312. Studies in Drama (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4313. Studies in Fiction (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4314. Studies in Nonfiction (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4315. Studies in Film (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in the genre. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4321. Studies in Literary Topics (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive examination of one or more issues, themes, or motifs in British, American, or world literature. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4342. Studies in Literary Theory (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive studies in theories and traditions of literary criticism. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4351. Advanced Creative Writing (3). Prerequisites: 3 hours of ENGL 3351 in the same genre and consent of instructor. Form and techniques of creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry, with emphasis on writing and discussion of the student’s own creative writing. May be repeated. (Writing Intensive)

4360. Studies in Composition (3). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Intensive examination of one or more issues in the study of writing. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Writing Intensive)

4365. Special Topics in Technical Communication (3). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Development of complex documents, such as manuals, proposals, and newsletters. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4366. Technical and Professional Editing (3). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Methods of editing and publishing in business, science, technology, and the professions. Practical experience with editing reports and publications produced in the university. (Writing Intensive)

4367. Developing Instructional Materials (3). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor. Preparation of instructions for complex procedures with focus on task and user analysis, organization, format, and usability testing.

4368. Advanced Web Design (3). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor. Advanced study of content design for database websites, interactive design using single sourcing, and scripting technologies.

4369. Interaction Design (3). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor. The study of information gathering for design of efficient user interaction with software and hardware through adaptive interfaces, dynamic text structures, and single-sourcing methodologies.

4371. Language and Community (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Combines community service (tutoring language and literacy) with theory (readings and discussions on linguistics, language, race/ethnicity). May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4373. Studies in Linguistics (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive examination of one or more issues in the study of language. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

4374. Senior Seminar in English (3). Prerequisites: 15 hours junior or senior English. Required of English majors with specializations in literature and language and in teacher preparation. Seminar covering contemporary professional concerns and key issues in literature, language, and writing. Topics vary. (Writing Intensive)

4378. Internship in Technical Communication (3). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, ENGL 3365, declared major in technical communication, and approval of the director of technical communication. Supervised work in technical communication. Requires portfolio and research paper.

4380. Professional Issues in Technical Communication (3). Prerequisites: Senior standing, declared major or minor in technical communication, or approval of the director of technical communication. Advanced study of trends in technical communication, application of theory in community service-learning project, and preparation of a professional portfolio. (Writing Intensive)

4390. Internship in Literature, Creative Writing, and Linguistics (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of 3000-Level ENGL courses, major/minor in English or related interdisciplinary field, LCWL approval. Supervised work in literature, linguistics, film, creative writing. Portfolio.

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5000 Level Courses

5000. English as a Profession (V1-3). Introduction to professional issues in English. Topics include teaching dossiers, grant writing, project management and strategies for professional conduct and advancement.

5060. History and Theories of College Composition (V1-3). Seminar in history and contemporary theories of composition and rhetoric studies. Required for all new teaching assistants and graduate part-time instructors.

5067. Methods of Teaching College Composition (V1-3). Prerequisite: ENGL 5060. Introduces methods of teaching writing through assigned readings, supervised participation in teaching activities, and seminar discussion.

5300. Individual Studies (3). Prerequisite: Approval of the faculty mentor and Director of Graduate Studies. Independent study under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated.

5301. Old English (3). Survey of the grammar and vocabulary of Old English together with readings.

5303. Studies in Medieval British Literature (3). Concentrated studies in British literature to 1500, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5304. Studies in Renaissance British Literature (3). Concentrated studies in British literature, 1500-1600, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5305. Studies in Shakespeare (3). Emphasis on the comedies, tragedies, histories, poetry, or a combination of these.

5306. Studies in Seventeenth-Century British Literature (3). Concentrated studies in British literature, 1600-1660, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5307. Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3). Concentrated studies in British literature, 1660-1800, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5309. Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3). Concentrated studies in British literature, 1800-1900, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5313. Studies in Twentieth-Century British Literature (3). Concentrated studies in British literature, 1900-present, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5315. Studies in British Fiction (3). Concentrated studies in British fiction, treating in various semesters major figures and movements.

5317. Studies in Postcolonial Literature (3). Concentrated studies in postcolonial theory and global literature, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, film, popular culture, and major authors. May be repeated when topics vary.

5320. Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century American Literature (3). Concentrated studies in American literature, 1600-1800, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5323. Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3). Concentrated studies in American literature, 1800-1900, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5324. Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature (3). Concentrated studies in American literature, 1900-present, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, and major authors.

5325. Studies in American Fiction (3). Concentrated studies in American fiction, treating in various semesters major figures and movements.

5327. Studies in Multicultural American Literature (3). Concentrated studies in the literature, theory, and culture of minority American populations, treating in various semesters poetry, prose, drama, film, popular culture, and major authors. May be repeated when topics vary.

5334. History of the English Language (3). An exploration of the external and internal history of the English language and the people who speak it. Considers linguistic, historical, and literary materials.

5335. Principles of Language (3). A broad introduction to the major subfields of descriptive and applied linguistics. Covers theoretical and practical issues in modern analyses of language.

5337. Studies in Linguistics (3). Special topics. May be repeated when the topic varies.

5338. Syntax (3). Surveys syntactic analysis and generative syntactic theory.

5339. Phonology (3). Surveys the study of sound patterns, phonological description and analysis, and generative phonological theory.

5340. Research Methods in Literature and Languages (3). Survey of research methods in literature and languages, providing experience with enumerative and analytical bibliography, bibliographic theory, and textual criticism.

5341. Histories and Theories of the Book (3). Surveys the global history of written communication from the earliest writing systems to the rise of digital technologies.

5342. Critical Methods (3). Survey of contemporary critical methods with special attention to their application to literature.

5343. Studies in Literary Criticism (3). Concentrated study of specific problems in literary theory and its application to literature.

5344. Teaching History of the Book (3). Surveys the best practices for integrating book history and material studies into the postsecondary and graduate classroom in the Humanities.

5345. Letterpress Printing History and Practice (3). Surveys the historical rise of printing from Gutenberg, with practical experience in letterpress printing on a nineteenth century historic iron handpress.

5346. Digital Humanities (3). Surveys the theories, best practices, and technologies (i.e., TEI, CSS, XSLT, and GIS) associated with transforming cultural, historical, and literary texts into digital form.

5347. Scholarly Editing in Digital Environments (3). Surveys the theories and best practices for textual editors and examines the implications associated with transforming cultural artifacts into digital form.

5348. Studies in History of the Book (3). Concentrated study of specific problems in the history of the book and material culture. May be repeated when topics vary.

5349. Religion and Material Texts (3). Explores the relationship between religion and material texts across histories and cultures.

5343. Studies in Literary Criticism (3). Concentrated study of specific problems in literary theory and its application to literature.

5350. Studies in Drama (3). Concentrated studies in American, British, or world drama.

5351. Studies in Film and Literature (3). Readings, analysis, and research in the interrelationships between film and literature.

5352. Studies in Fiction (3). Concentrated studies in world fiction.

5353. Studies in Poetry (3). Concentrated studies in American, British, or world poetry.

5355. Studies in Comparative Literature (3). Theory and practice of the study of comparative literature, with emphasis on themes and motifs.

5361. Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (3). Classical and modern theories of rhetoric.

5362. Rhetorical Analysis of Text (3). Classical and modern theories of rhetorical analysis.

5363. Research Methods in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (3). Survey of research methods in technical communication, rhetoric, and composition studies with emphasis on current research trends.

5364. History of Rhetoric (3). Survey of history and theories of rhetoric with an emphasis on applications to written communication.

5365. Studies in Composition (3). Consideration of classical and modern theories and research in written composition.

5366. Teaching Technical and Professional Writing (3). Theory and teaching of technical and professional writing with special attention to developing course objectives, syllabi, and teaching techniques.

5368. Studies in Written Argumentation (3). History and theories of written argumentation.

5369. Discourse and Technology (3). Study of the effects of computer networks and digitally mediated knowledge management on theoretical, practical, and pedagogical notions of discourse and discourse communities.

5370. Studies in Creative Writing (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Theory and practice of creative writing. This class may be taught as a single genre poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or other writing or as multiple genres. May be repeated for credit towards creative writing specialization.

5371. Foundations of Technical Communication (3). Theory and practice of technical communication.

5372. Technical Reports (3). Theory and practice of reports and proposals.

5373. Technical Manuals (3). Theory and practice of manual development and design.

5374. Technical Editing (3). Substantive editing and design of technical documents.

5375. Document Design (3). Theory and practice of creating comprehensible, usable, and persuasive texts.

5376. Online Publishing (3). Design and testing of online materials to support instruction and information retrieval.

5377. Theoretical Approaches to Technical Communication (3). Intensive analysis and application of one or more theories of technical communication.

5378. Graduate Internship (3). Prerequisite: Consent of the Director of Graduate Studies. Substantial writing, editing, and/or teaching experience under the direction of a faculty member or professional mentor.

5379. Empirical Research Methods in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (3). Prerequisite: ENGL 5363. Empirical research methods in technical communication and rhetoric

5380. Advanced Problems in Literary Studies (3). Concentrated studies in works, authors, or approaches.

5381. Global Technical Communication (3). Introduction to theories and practices in global technical communication.

5382. Theory and Research in the Written Discourses of Health and Medicine (3). Current theory and research in the written discourses of health and medicine, focusing on the roles of technical and professional communicators.

5383. Grants and Proposals (3). Theoretical issues and research in the written discourses of health and medicine, focusing on the roles of technical and professional communicators.

5384. Rhetoric of Scientific Literature (3). Study of the role of rhetoric in the texts of scientific inquiry.

5385. Ethics in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (3). Definitions, philosophies, and applicability of ethics to technical communication problems and solutions.

5386. Written Discourse and Social Issues (3). Study of uses of written discourse in problem solving on social issues involving science or technology.

5387. Publications Management (3). Strategies of managing processes and knowledge that support publication.

5388. Usability Testing and Research (3). Methods of planning, conducting, and analyzing usability tests.

5389. Field Methods of Research (3). Survey of methods such as ethnography, observation, and participatory design with application to research in rhetoric and technical communication.

5390. Writing for Publication (3). Designed to teach students in graduate programs how to write clear and effective articles for professional journals in their field.

5392. Teaching College Literature (3). Survey of pedagogical issues associated with the teaching of university-level literature courses.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Course

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6). Back to Top

 

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12). Back to Top

 

8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).Back to Top