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Course Description
WRITING
Fulfillment of the Core Requirement is a prerequisite for advanced writing courses.

ENG 114 COMPOSITION WORKSHOP. First course in a two-semester sequence, designed to develop college-level thinking and communication skills. Students complete reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks of increasing difficulty, to gain facility in formulating, supporting, and revising their ideas; they then take ENGL 115 to fulfill the Core writing requirement. Not for English major credit.
3 credits

ENGL 115 WRITING FOR COLLEGE. Techniques of inquiry and expression for papers in the Core disciplines, with emphasis on data-based writing and reasoned
argument. Assignments build effective research skills, development and organization of ideas, and ability to edit one’s own prose. Core writing requirement; not for English
major credit. Prerequisite for advanced writing electives.
3 credits

ENGL 203 WRITING WORKSHOP. A sequence of writing projects combining classroom, cooperative, and independent out-of-class activities, with emphasis on
effective invention, arrangement and style, and practice in data-based writing.
3 credits

ENG 215 DIALOGUE WITH WORLD WRITERS. A course designed to foster understanding and appreciation of world writers, especially current ones, and to
introduce students to different perspectives from which to write about literature.
Alternate Spring semesters.
3 credits

ENGL 217 ADVANCED WRITING: NARRATIVE. A workshop process course in which students explore and develop their creativity in the writing of fiction, biography, autobiography or other narrative forms.
Alternate Spring semesters.
3 credits

ENGL 219 ADVANCED WRITING: NONFICTION. A workshop process course in which students create short pieces in contemporary non-fiction forms such as interviews, personal profiles, travel writing, science writing, reviews and commentary, and research
and write a major expository article in the area of their choice.
Alternate Fall semesters.
3 credits

ENG 296 LANGUAGE AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN SOCIETY. Students explore theories of language to discover how human beings acquire and use discourse, and
learn to negotiate within various discourse communities. The course also provides an introduction to semantics, stylistic techniques, and the social, mental, intellectual,
political and literary functions of language.
Alternate Spring semesters.
3 credits

ENGL 300 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: FICTION. Workshop class in writing fiction for publication. Topic varies, and is published at time of registration. Instructors are professional writers in the genre, either on the English faculty or teaching in collaboration with them.
3 credits

ENGL 301 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: DRAMA. Workshop class in writing drama for production. Topic varies, and is published at time of registration. Instructors are professional writers in the genre, either on the English faculty or teaching in collaboration with them.
3 credits

ENGL 302 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: POETRY. Workshop class in writing poetry for publication. Topic varies, and is published at time of registration. Instructors are professional writers in the genre, either on the English faculty or teaching in collaboration with them.
3 credits

ENGL 304 ADVANCED WRITING: ARGUMENT. Students explore and define their positions on topics of their choosing, and research and argue their point of view orally and in writing. Ability to articulate knowledge and opinions credibly in academic writing is a primary goal; attention will be given to the public discourse of the student’s
chosen field.
3 credits

ENGL 325 PROFESSIONAL WRITING. A course in transactional writing, to help students develop practical writing skills while analyzing discourses and documents from a variety of disciplines. Forms include analyses, reports, proposals, case studies, business letters and memos, resumes and letters of application.
3 credits

ENGL 449 SENIOR WRITING STUDIO. A workshop to polish and hone writing skills, as the capstone of the student’s undergraduate writing portfolio. Each student will complete two papers and a proposal for future work, to demonstrate writing proficiency in the discourse of the chosen major or discipline. Required for senior writing minors.
Prerequisite: ENGL 296 and two advanced writing courses and seniors in the English Secondary Education Track.
Minimum 2.8 index in writing minor courses.    
3 credits

ENGL 375,475 INTERNSHIP       3,3 credits

LITERATURE

ENG 109 LITERATURE: VISIONS AND VALUES. A Core Foundation course designed to challenge students to think about their own values and those of society
through reading and analysis of selected poetry, fiction and drama.
3 credits

ENG 215 DIALOGUE WITH WORLD WRITERS. A course designed to foster understanding and appreciation of world authors, especially current writers, and to
introduce students to different perspectives from which to write about literature.
Alternate Spring semesters. 
3 credits

ENG 291 AMERICAN LITERATURE I: FOUNDERS AND MYTH-MAKERS. Study and discussion of works from the Colonial Period to the Civil War,
emphasizing myths central to American culture, including Americans as a “chosen people,” the new Garden of Eden, the frontier; and “firsts” in American literature,
such as the first Indian captivity narrative, slave narrative, Gothic fiction.
3 credits

ENG 292 AMERICAN LITERATURE II: ROMANTICISM AND REALISM.
Study and discussion of works from the pre-Civil War American Renaissance and the post-Civil War Realistic Movement.
3 credits

ENGL 293 AMERICAN LITERATURE III: THE MODERN AGE. Study and discussion of works from the immediate Pre-World War I period to 1950.   
3 credits

ENGL 297 TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I. Introduction to basic issues of language and/or literary theory, with rotating topics, to be announced at
registration time.
Prerequisite: ENGL 109
3 credits

ENGL 303 SHAKESPEARE. Exploration of selected comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances, as theatrical scripts and literary texts, in the context of Renaissance
English life.
3 credits

ENGL 307 THE NOVEL. Reading and discussion of major novels from American, English, and world literature, with emphasis on developing trends. Context course,
alternating with Topics courses in the genre.
3 credits

ENGL 311 SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE. Close reading of Jonson, Donne, Milton, and other writers, against the backdrop of a culture at war with itself.
Context course.
3 credits

ENGL 313 WOMEN AND LITERATURE. A study of gender issues in selected poems, short fiction, and novels, primarily by nineteenth and twentieth-century women
writers.
3 credits

ENGL314 DRAMA. A study of the development of Western drama from its beginnings in ancient Greece to the present. Emphasis on the literary, and theatrical aspects of
representative plays, and their relation to the cultural milieu in which they were produced.
3 credits

ENGL 315-316 THE ENGLISH TRADITION IN LITERATURE. A study of the development and continuity of English literature emphasizing selected works of major writers, literary movements, and the evolution of literary forms.
Required for sophomore English majors; open to non-majors with permission of instructor.
3, 3 credits

ENGL317 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY INTERPRETATION. A study of the basic skill set of an English major: close analysis, literary theory, and research methods. Required for all English majors entering in Fall 2007 and after. Open to non-majors with permission of instructor. 
Offered every Spring.
3 credits

ENGL 318 CHAUCER. A Study of the Canterbury Tales with secondary emphasis on other works in the Chaucerian canon. Context course.
3 credits

ENGL 319 THE AGE OF SATIRE. Satire as a response to the social, political, and cultural milieu of the eighteenth century. Close reading of Dryden, Swift, Pope,
Johnson, and other writers; attention paid to the birth of the English novel in works by Defoe, Fielding, and Austen. Context course. 
3 credits

ENGL 320 WORLD LITERATURE. A Core curriculum Enrichment course, inviting close reading of selected texts of world renown and discussion of them in global context. Not for English credit.
3 credits

ENGL 401 THE ROMANTIC AGE. Major trends of nineteenth-century romanticism, with reading and discussion of writers who shaped English literature from 1798 to 1837. Special emphasis on the revolutionary impulses that fueled the work of Wordsworth, Keats and Shelley; the role of women novelists like Radcliffe, Austen and Mary Shelley, and lesser known female poets. Context course.
3 credits

ENGL403 THE VICTORIAN AGE. Reading and discussion of major authors in light of the mid and late nineteenth-century cultural, historical and political atmosphere.
Introduction to theoretical perspectives on works by Dickens, the Brontes and the Brownings, as well as less celebrated texts. Context course.
3 credits

ENGL 417 MODERN LITERATURE I. Study and discussion of modern British, Irish, and American authors from 1890 to 1950, with emphasis on international literary
movements. Context course.        
3 credits

ENGL 418 MODERN LITERATURE II. Students will be introduced to major poetical movements, major playwrights, and the diverse types of novels that are part of the literary world in the West so heavily impacted by the experience of World War II, existentialism, the Beat Generation, Civil Rights movements, feminist concerns, and the early presence of multiculturalism. Context course.
3 credits

ENGL 419 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE. Study discussion of recent English language works by American, British and international authors, with emphasis on
contemporary issues of multiculturalism, gender identity, the impact of mass media on literature, and the question of popular vs.”academic” writing. Context course.
3 credits

ENG 421 TOPICS IN LITERATURE II. Close study of one or more selected authors, or of a genre or theme in literature, such as the dream vision, the millennium, or science fiction. Context course, with specific subject published at time of registration. Context course.
3 credits

ENGL 450 COORDINATING SEMINAR. Directed research to explore, in depth, a single author, genre, or problem, involving submission of three preliminary progress
reports, preparation of three oral seminars and a paper, under the supervision of a mentor. Required for Senior English majors.
3 credits

ENGL 460, 461 INDEPENDENT STUDY.     3, 3 credits

ENGL 375, 475 INTERNSHIP       3, 3 credits