English (ENG)

ENG 400 History of Literary Criticism. (3) S
Major critics and critical traditions in the western world. Prerequisite: 6 hours of literature or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 405 Style and Stylistics. (3) N
Linguistic, rhetorical, and literary approaches to the analysis of style in poetry, fiction, and other forms of written discourse.

ENG 408 Advanced Screenwriting I. (3) F
A study of the principles of dramaturgy or dramatic structure, with particular emphasis on character as the creator of events.

ENG 409 Advanced Screenwriting II. (3) S
Application of the principles taught in a complete feature-length screenplay. Prerequisite: ENG 408.

ENG 411 Advanced Creative Writing. (3) F, S
Separate poetry and fiction workshops for experienced writers, emphasizing individual style. May be taken once for poetry, once for fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 310 or instructor approval.

ENG 412 Professional Writing. (3) N
Lectures and conferences concerning techniques of writing for publication. Prerequisite: ENG 310 or instructor approval.

ENG 413 History of the English Language. (3) F, S
Development of English from the earliest times to the modern period. Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 415 Medieval Literature. (3) F
Medieval English literature in translation, from Beowulf to Malory (excluding Chaucer), emphasizing cultural and intellectual backgrounds; includes continental works. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 416 Chaucer: Canterbury Tales. (3) F
Chaucer's language, his last work, and its relationship to continental and insular traditions. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 417 Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde and the Minor Works. (3) S
Chaucer's language, his major poem, and his early works in their medieval context. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 418 Renaissance Literature. (3) F
Poetry and prose, 1485–1603, excluding the drama. Humanism and major genres; More, Sidney, Spenser, and other representative writers. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 419 English Literature in the Early 17th Century. (3) S
Prose and poetry, exclusive of Milton and the drama. Metaphysical, Cavalier, and neoclassical verse; Donne, Jonson, Bacon, and other representative writers. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/HU.

ENG 422 Studies in Shakespeare. (3) F, S

ENG 423 Renaissance Drama. (3) S
Drama of the Tudor and early Stuart periods (exclusive of Shakespeare). Includes Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, and Webster. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/HU.

ENG 424 Milton. (3) F, S
Selected prose and poetry, emphasizing Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 425 Romantic Poetry. (3) F
Poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, and Byron. General Studies: HU.

ENG 426 Victorian Poetry. (3) F
Poetry of the second half of the 19th century. Special study of Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold. Prerequisite: ENG 222 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/HU.

ENG 427 Restoration and Early 18th Century. (3) F
Writers and movements in the nondramatic literature of the Restoration and early 18th century. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 428 The Later 18th Century. (3) S
Writers, movements, and books during the second half of the 18th century. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/HU.

ENG 430 Victorian Cultural Backgrounds. (3) N
Social, religious, and other cultural issues in prose by such writers as Carlyle, Ruskin, Darwin, Arnold, Pater, and Morris. Prerequisite: ENG 222 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/HU.

ENG 435 19th-Century American Poetry. (3) S
Themes and developments in American poetry to 1900, including Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson. General Studies: HU.

ENG 439 Restoration and 18th-Century Drama. (3) S '97
English drama 1600–1800. Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 440 American Literature to 1815. (3) N
Thought and expression from the time of the first English-speaking colonies to 1815. Prerequisite: ENG 341 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 441 20th-Century American Drama. (3) N
American drama since World War I, especially experimental techniques. Prerequisite: ENG 341 or 342 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 442 20th-Century British and Irish Poetry. (3) F
Theory and practice of poetry since 1900. Prerequisite: ENG 222 or instructor approval.

ENG 443 American Poetry, 1900–1945. (3) F
Developments in theory and practice of major poets. Prerequisite: ENG 341 or 342 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 444 Studies in American Romanticism, 1830–1860. (3) F
Cultural expression in works of representative writers. Prerequisite: ENG 341 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 445 American Realism, 1870–1900. (3) S
Writers and influences that shaped the development of literary realism. General Studies: L2/HU.

ENG 448 20th-Century British and Irish Novel. (3) S
Theory and practice of the novel since 1900. Prerequisite: ENG 222 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 451 The Novel to Jane Austen. (3) F
From origins of prose fiction through the 18th century. General Studies: HU, H.

ENG 452 The 19th-Century Novel. (3) S
From Scott to Conrad. General Studies: HU.

ENG 453 The American Novel to 1900. (3) F
The rise and development of the novel to Dreiser. Prerequisite: ENG 341 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 454 The American Novel, 1900–1945. (3) F
Developments in theory and practice of major novelists. Prerequisite: ENG 341 or 342 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 455 The Form of Verse: Theory and Practice. (3) N
Types, history, criticism, and schools of theory of metrical form. Analysis of lyric, narrative, and dramatic poetry.

ENG 457 American Poetry Since 1945. (3) S
Major American poets of the period. Developments in theory and practice. Prerequisite: ENG 341 or instructor approval. General Studies: HU.

ENG 458 American Novel Since 1945. (3) S
Major novelists of the period. Developments in theory and practice. Prerequisite: ENG 342 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/HU.

ENG 460 Western American Literature. (3) S
Critical examination of ideas and traditions of the literature of the western United States, including the novel. General Studies: HU.

ENG 461 Women and Literature. (3) N
Selected topics in literature by or about women. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. General Studies: HU.

ENG 462 20th-Century Women Authors. (3) F
Critical examination of literature by 20th-century women writers. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. General Studies: HU.

ENG 463 European Drama from Ibsen to 1914. (3) N
Chief continental and British dramatists of the period, emphasizing the beginnings and development of realism. General Studies: HU.

ENG 464 European Drama from 1914 to the Present. (3) N
Chief continental and British dramatists of the period, emphasizing experimental techniques. General Studies: HU.

ENG 471 Literature for Adolescents. (3) F, S
Prose and poetry that meet the interests and capabilities of junior high and high school students. Recent literature stressed. A passing grade of at least "C" required before students are permitted to student teach in English. General Studies: HU.

ENG 480 Methods of Teaching English. (3) F, S
Methods of instruction, organization, and presentation of appropriate content in English. A passing grade of at least "C" required before students are permitted to student teach in English. Prerequisite: ENG 312 or 314 or 413.

ENG 500 Research Methods. (3) F
Methodology and resource materials for research. Analysis of criticism and scholarship, including evaluation of sources.

ENG 501 Introduction to Comparative Literature. (3) N
Problems, methods, and principles, illustrated by selected critical essays and literary texts.

ENG 502 Contemporary Critical Theory. (3) F
An advanced survey of major schools of 20th-century literary and critical theory. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as HUM 549.

ENG 507 Old English. (3) F
Elements of Old English grammar with selected readings.

ENG 508 Old English Literature. (3) N
Intensive literary, linguistic, and cultural study of Old English literature. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: ENG 507.

ENG 509 Middle English. (3) S
A study of the principal dialects of the language with selected readings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ENG 512 The Teaching of Composition. (3) N
The theory and practice of teaching writing at all levels. Emphasis on current research. Prerequisites: teaching experience; instructor approval.

ENG 515 Middle English Literature. (3) N
English literature from the 12th through the 15th centuries, exclusive of Chaucer. Prerequisite: ENG 509 or instructor approval.

ENG 517 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory. (3) F
Investigation of the work of such important rhetorical theorists as Burke, Toulmin, Perelman, Gates, and Cixous.

ENG 520 Renaissance Literature. (3) S
Poetry and prose of the English Renaissance, excluding drama.

ENG 521 Shakespeare. (3) F, S
A selection of comedies, histories, and tragedies presented in the context of literary history and critical theories, with an emphasis on classical and medieval backgrounds.

ENG 525 American Literary Criticism. (3) N
Analysis and discussion of leading historical and critical interpretations of American literature from the beginnings to the present.

ENG 530 Classical Rhetoric and Written Composition. (3) F '97
Relationship of major texts in classical rhetoric to developments in composition theory, literary theory, and practice through the 19th century.

ENG 531 Rhetorical Theory and Literary Criticism. (3) S '97
Intensive study of major rhetorical theorists of the 20th century in such areas as literary criticism, discourse theory, and composition theory.

ENG 532 Composition Theory. (3) N
Intensive study in the rhetorical categories of invention, arrangement, style, aims, modes, and forms of written discourse.

ENG 545 Studies in English Literature. (3) N
This course offers selected authors or issues and may be repeated for credit.

ENG 547 Studies in American Literature. (3) N
This course offers selected authors or issues and may be repeated for credit.

ENG 549 Studies in Comparative Literature. (3) N
This course offers selected authors or issues and may be repeated for credit.

ENG 550 Contemporary Comparative Literature. (3) F
Comparative studies in modern literature in English and other literatures in translation. May be repeated for credit when content varies.

ENG 560 Studies in Dramatic Forms. (3) F, S
Selected topics in dramatic and cinematic literature, history, criticism, theory, and cross-disciplinary study. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Lecture, studio.

ENG 571 Advanced Study in Literature for Adolescents. (3) N
History and criticism of adolescent literature. Prerequisite: ENG 471 or instructor approval.

ENG 573 Censorship and Literature. (3) N
The history of censorship, primarily in the United States, and significant court decisions that affected writers and books.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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