300 Level Courses

Undergraduate Course Catalog

300 Level

ENG 301: British Literature I (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
A two-semester survey course in the study of British writers, taught with a significant element of historicity.

ENG 302: British Literature II (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105.
A two-semester survey course in the study of British writers, taught with a significant element of historicity.

ENG 303: Scientific and Technical Writing (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105.
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Designed for advanced students (juniors and seniors)studying science and technology in engineering, natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics), and computer sciences.
Concentrates on writing in a variety of scientific and technical forms of discourse. Emphasizes practicing writing processes, secondary research, and problem-solving; recognizing the rhetorical character of scientific and technical discourse with its multiple purposes and audiences; evaluating and integrating a variety of written, visual, and oral elements of design; and developing field-specific

ENG 304: Creative Nonfiction (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 202 or permission of instructor.
Focuses on the writing of creative nonfiction; analysis of professional technique and of student writing. Class discussion and individual conferences.

ENG 305: Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 202
Note: Schedule of Courses indicates sections devoted to poetry, fiction, and drama respectively.
Each section focuses on the writing of either fiction or poetry or drama; analysis of professional technique and of the student.

ENG 306: Business Writing (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Designed for advanced Business students and Arts and Sciences students anticipating careers in law, business, or government.
Concentrates on writing in a variety of forms of business discourse. Emphasizes practicing writing processes, developing an appropriate style, learning professional problem-solving, integrating oral and written communication, and using new communication technologies.

ENG 309: Inquiries in Writing (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Focuses on responding to differing rhetorical situations at an advanced level in appropriate modes for diverse audiences. Emphasizes creating and revising several substantial writing projects. Develops critical reading and writing abilities in multiple genres. Themes may vary per section as determined by the instructor.

ENG 310: Writing About Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Extensive practice in literary analysis and in the forms and conventions of writing about various literary genres.

ENG 311: American Literature I (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
A survey of American literature from its beginnings to the recent past. First course ends at Civil War.

ENG 312: American Literature II (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
A survey of American writers. Historical period: 1700-1900.

ENG 313: British Literature from the Beginning through Shakespeare (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310.
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from the beginning to Shakespeare. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 314: British Literature from Shakespeare through the Neoclassical Period(3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from Shakespeare through the eighteenth century. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 315: Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from British literature of the nineteenth century. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 316: Modern British and Irish Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from British and Irish literature, 1900 to 1950. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 317: Contemporary British and Post-Colonial Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from contemporary British literature and the literature of former colonies. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 318: American Literature to 1830 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, produced before 1830. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 319: American Literature from 1830 to 1865 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from 1830 to the Civil War. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 320: American Literature from 1865 to 1910 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from the Civil War to 1910. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 321: American Literature from 1910 to 1960 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from 1910 to 1960. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 322: American Literature from 1960 to the Present (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from American literature since 1960. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 323: African American Literature from 1845 to the Present (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, by African American writers from 1845 to the present. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context.

ENG 325: Introduction to Linguistics (3)
Cross-listed as LING 325
Prerequisites:
Introduction to the basic assumptions, methods and concepts of studying language, focusing on the way language influences human experience and the organization of human behavior. Examines the nature, structure and use of language; may apply as elective in either Social Sciences or Humanities, meeting divisional or out-of-divisional requirements.

ENG 333: Shakespeare (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
A two-semester study of selected plays of Shakespeare.

ENG 334: Shakespeare (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
A two-semester study of selected plays of Shakespeare.

ENG 342: Black Women Novelists - WR- CD1 (3)
Cross-listed as PAS 342/WMST 342
Prerequisites:
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Selected novels by contemporary African, African American, and Caribbean women writers, in-depth and in comparative study.

ENG 368: Minority Traditions in English Literatures-CD2 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
An exploration of literary traditions in English coming from groups under-represented in traditional literary studies.

ENG 369: Minority Traditions in American Literature-CD1 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
An exploration of literatures from African, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American populations within the United States.

ENG 370: Study Abroad (3)
Prerequisites: Permissions of Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English.  Credit for study abroad courses in accredited programs.

ENG 371: Special Topics in English and American Language and Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Courses. A maximum of 6 hours in special topics may be counted toward the major.

ENG 372: Special Topics in English and American Language and Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Courses. A maximum of 6 hours in special topics may be counted toward the major.

ENG 373: Women in Literature (3)
Cross-listed as WMST 325
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
The literary treatment of women by both female and male authors of the Western tradition.

ENG 374: Gender and Children's Literature (3)
Cross-listed as WMST 326
Prerequisites:
Examination of gender in British and North American literature for children/young adults from the late 19th century to the present with attention to the intersection of gender with common themes ( e.g. heroic journey).

ENG 376: Literature and Mythology (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
The nature and function of myth, mythmaking, and mythologies, in their relation to the study of literature. Literary works chosen from various periods of English literature.

ENG 381: Modern Poetry in English (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
A study of major poets, British and American, from Hopkins to Stevens

ENG 382: Contemporary Poetry in English (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
A study of selected poetry in English since 1955.

ENG 394: American Short Fiction (3)

 

Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105The development, over two centuries, of such forms as the sketch, tale, short story, and novella.