500 Level Courses

Undergraduate Course Catalog

500 Level

ENG 501: Independent Study (3)
Prerequisites: Overall average of 3.0, an average of 3.5 in the department, and at least 18 semester hours credit in the department.

ENG 502: Independent Study (3)
Prerequisites: Overall average of 3.0, an average of 3.5 in the department, and at least 18 semester hours credit in the department.

ENG 503: Advanced Creative Writing I (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 305 and consent of instructor.
A course designed for students who have had considerable experience in imaginative writing, and who wish to increase their aptitude as writers of drama, fiction, or poetry. Fall.

ENG 504: Advanced Creative Writing II (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 503 and consent of instructor
A continuation of 503, but individuals concentrate on a given form. Spring.

ENG 505: Special Topics in Writing (3)
Prerequisites:
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Topic definition, audience analysis and editing strategies for technical reports, theses and articles in various disciplines.

ENG 506: WR Teaching of Writing (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 309 or ENGL 310, or consent of instructor.
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication(WR).
Introduction to the theory, research, and practice that informs the effective teaching of writing.

ENG 507: The Teaching of Creative Writing- WR (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or ENGL 105; junior standing
Introduction to the theory, research, and practice that informs the effective teaching of creative writing.

ENG 515: Introduction to Old English (3)
Prerequisites:
Readings in the original language of Old English prose and poetry.

ENG 518: Foundations of Language (3)
Cross-listed as LING 518
Prerequisites:
A survey of contemporary theories of language, from structuralism to transformational grammar; the relationship of linguistics to literature, psychology, philosophy, reading, and sociology.

ENG 522: Structure of Modern American English (3)
Cross-listed as LING 522
Prerequisites:
Examination of the structure of American English; emphasis on grammatical terminology and systems of classification. Recommended for prospective English teachers.

ENG 523: History of the English Language (3)
Cross-listed as LING 523
Prerequisites:
The evolution of modern English in terms of social, historical, and linguistic forces which molded it; emphasis on Anglo-Saxon metrics, Latin, French, and Danish influences, and cosmopolitan aspects of English.

ENG 535: Applied Linguistics for English Teachers (3)
Cross-listed as LING 535
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or ENGL 105
Applied linguistics and its application to an understanding of speaking, listening, reading, and writing processes.

ENG 541: Studies in Old and Middle English Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or ENGL 105
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers from the Old and/or Middle English periods.

ENG 542: Studies in Tudor and Elizabethan Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers from the Tudor and/or Elizabethan periods.

ENG 543: Studies in Stuart and Commonwealth Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics or groupings of writers from the Stuart and/or Commonwealth periods.

ENG 544: Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics or groupings of writers of the period from 1660 to 1800.

ENG 545: Studies in British Literature of the Romantic Period (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers of the Romantic period.

ENG 546: Studies in British Literature of the Victorian Period (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers from the Victorian period.

ENG 547: Studies in Modern British and/or Irish Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers from the turn of the century through 1950.

ENG 548: Studies in Contemporary British and/or Irish Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers since 1950.

ENG 549: Studies in Post-Colonial and/or Ethnic Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers in post-colonial and/or ethnic literature.

ENG 550: Studies in African American Literature(3)
Cross-listed as PAS 551
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
In-depth study of selected movements, topics, or groupings of African American writers.

ENG 551: Special Topics in Literature in English (3)
Prerequisites:
Topics to be announced in Schedule of Courses. A maximum of 6 hours in special-topics courses may be counted toward the major.

ENG 552: Special Topics in Literature in English (3)
Prerequisites:
Topics to be announced in Schedule of Courses. A maximum of 6 hours in special-topics courses may be counted toward the major.

ENG 554: Women's Personal Narratives
Cross-listed as WGST 520
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
Course examines issues such as race, class, religion, geography, and sexual orientation surrounding the writing/reading of women's personal narratives (e.g., diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, biographies, and films) from the 19th and 20th centuries.

ENG 561: Chaucer (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
Close reading of the major works, in the context of medieval traditions and fourteenth-century English society.

ENG 562: Shakespeare (3)
Prerequisites:
Intensive study of selected drama and poetry of Shakespeare.

ENG 563: Milton(3)
Prerequisites:
Intensive study of the poetry; background reading in Milton's biography and prose.

ENG 564: Selected Figures in American Literature (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
Study of the works of a selected writer or grouping of writers, in literary, biographical, and/or social context.

ENG 567: Post-Colonial Voices: Writing Experience in African Literature (3)
Cross-listed as PAS 567
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Examination of "post-coloniality" through a selection of fiction and literary criticism by African writers.

ENG 571: Studies in American Literature to 1865 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics or groupings of writers before 1865.

ENG 572: Studies in American Literature, 1865-1910 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics, or groupings of writers from the Civil War to 1910.

ENG 573: Studies in American Literature, 1910-1960 (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics or groupings of writers from 1910 to 1960.

ENG 574: Studies in American Literature, 1960 - Present (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics or groupings of writers in contemporary American literature

ENG 575: Genre Studies in African-American Literature (3)
Cross-listed as PAS 575
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
In-depth study of a selected genre of African-American Literature.

ENG 577: The Harlem Renaissance (3)
Cross-listed as PAS 577
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
In-depth study of the literature of the Harlem Renaissance in relation to other literary and artistic productions of the period and to cultural and historical contexts.

ENG 581: Studies in Renaissance Drama(3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
In-depth study of dramatic works by Shakespeare's contemporaries.

ENG 586: Studies in American Drama (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing
In-depth study of selected American plays.

ENG 591: History of Criticism: Plato to the New Criticism (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105, and ENGL 310
Study of selected theories for the interpretation of literary and other texts, from Plato to the New Criticism.

ENG 595: Studies in Literature and Science (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing.
Study of selected topics in the relations between science and literature, including the rhetorical and literacy dimensions of scientific writing, and the representation of scientific ideas and theories in literary texts.

ENG 599: Advanced Studies in English (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 310; junior standing
Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
In-depth analysis of and intensive writing about a focused area of study within the discipline of English.