English

Courses

ENGL 0100. INTEGRATED READING/WRITING. 1 Hour.

Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.

ENGL 0300. INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL READING AND WRITING. 3 Hours.

Offers additional preparation in academic reading and writing. Focus is on comprehending college-level reading material and writing academic essays in standard written English. Passing this course satisfies Texas Success Initiative requirements. Students who need to raise their THEA reading score for Texas Education Certification may also enroll. This course may not be submitted for any other English course, and credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirement.

ENGL 1301. RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 1301)

Introduction to college reading and writing. Emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument.

ENGL 1302. RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 1302)

Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students' own claims, reasons, and evidence. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

ENGL 2303. TOPICS IN LITERATURE. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2341)

Focus on a particular genre, theme, or issue to enable comparison and analysis of several texts. Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing. Topics may include literature of the Cold War, working-class literature, environmental literature and film, or the Gothic as cultural text. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 2309. WORLD LITERATURE. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2331)

Significant works of world literature chosen from various national and cultural traditions, with focus on cross-cultural issues. These might include moral ambiguities across cultures, the transition from colonial to postcolonial, or the nature of translation. Examines at least three genres and six authors. Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

ENGL 2311. SUR ENG LIT. 3 Hours.

ENGL 2319. BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2321)

Concentration on works of British literature with focus on how cultural, geographic, and political issues shape and reflect literature in a particular culture. Topics may include the nature of empire, Romantic conceptions of heroism, or literary representations of the sciences. Examines at least three genres and six authors. Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

ENGL 2329. AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2326)

Concentration on works of American literature with focus on how cultural, geographic, and political issues shape and reflect literature in a particular culture. Topics might include the struggle to discover a national identity, the transition from war to postwar periods, or the tensions of a multicultural society. Examines at least three genres and six authors. Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

ENGL 2338. TECHNICAL WRITING. 3 Hours.

This course covers the processes of researching, drafting, designing, editing, and revising technical reports, proposals, instructions, resumes, and professional correspondence for specific audiences. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 2350. INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION. 3 Hours.

Teaches students to identify characteristics of genres, to recognize and understand critical and literary terms, and to develop and use methods and strategies for analyzing and interpreting texts. Required for English and English/Education majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

ENGL 2384. STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the grammatical structure of modern English at the level of the word, clause, and discourse, with applications for effective writing. Required for English and English/Education majors. Formerly ENGL 3384; may not be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

ENGL 3300. TOPICS IN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

May include such topics as Utopian literature, the American short story, literature and philosophy, introduction to theatre, and modern British fiction. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 3301. RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.

The works of major Russian authors during the period from the beginning of Russian literature until the 1917 Revolution. The interrelationship of various literary movements and philosophies. Students receiving Russian credit will be required to compare selected translations with the original works and must complete a research or translation project. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A. Offered as ENGL 3301 and RUSS 3301; credit will be granted in only one department.

ENGL 3306. SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.

The works of major Soviet and post-Soviet authors from 1917 to the present against the background of unfolding social and political development in the USSR and post-USSR. May be repeated for credit as topics and periods vary. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A. Students receiving credit in Russian will complete a translation or research project using the Russian language. Offered as ENGL 3306 and RUSS 3306; credit will be given in only one department.

ENGL 3339. CLASSICAL BACKGROUNDS. 3 Hours.

Literature of the Greco-Roman world including, but not limited to, The Odyssey, selected Greek tragedies, The Aeneid, Metamorphoses, and selected lyrics, epigrams, and satires.

ENGL 3340. HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

American literature from its beginnings as related to the development of American culture; may include the study of canon formation.

ENGL 3342. AMERICAN POETRY. 3 Hours.

Examines the forms, traditions, and cultural contexts of the poetry of the United States. May include the relationship between American poetry and poetry written in English elsewhere, and/or poetry written in other languages. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 3343. US CHICANO/LATINO LIT. 3 Hours.

This interdisciplinary course explores Chicana/o and Latina/o experiences from 1848 to the present as conditioned by the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and regional variation. Focus on Chicano/Latino people's quest for self-determination and social justice and on historical, political, and economic factors that contribute to the formation of Chicanos and Latinos today. Focus on major literary developments including the farm workers movement, the Chicano/Brown Power movement, the emergence of Chicana/Latina authors, and the current concept of "Hispanidad." Offered as ENGL 3343 and MAS 3343; ENGL 3343 may be repeated as course content changes, but credit will be granted in only one department, and credit for MAS 3343 will be granted only once. Prerequisite: For English majors: ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 3344. AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Offers an introduction to American Indian literatures or focuses on a particular genre, period or topic. May be repeated for credit as course content changes.

ENGL 3345. AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Offers an introduction to African American literature or focuses on a particular genre, period or topic. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Offered as AAST 3345 and ENG 3345; credit will be granted in only one department.

ENGL 3346. MEXICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Provides an introduction to Mexican American literature or focuses on a particular genre, period or topic. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with an A. Offered as ENGL 3346 and MAS 3346; ENGL 3346 may be repeated as course content changes, but credit will be granted in only one department, and credit for MAS 3346 will be granted only once.

ENGL 3347. TOPICS IN MULTICULTURAL LITERATURES. 3 Hours.

Either an intensive focus within one tradition or a comparison between two or more traditions. Topics may include Asian-American literature, the American Indian novel, the Harlem Renaissance, Jewish-American literature, Mexican-American and American Indian literatures, or African American literature. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Offered as ENGL 3347, AAST 3347, and MAS 3347; credit will be granted in only one department, and credit for MAS 3347 will be granted only once. Prerequisite: For English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore with a grade of A.

ENGL 3351. HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I. 3 Hours.

British literature and language from their origins through the 18th century, as they relate to the development of British culture.

ENGL 3352. HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II. 3 Hours.

An introduction to British literature from Romanticism to the present, focusing on the relationship between literature and its social and historical contexts. Addresses a wide range of authors from William Blake to Zadie Smith. Texts may include poetry, novels, plays, essays, and short stories. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 3355. POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. 3 Hours.

Offers an introduction to literatures of once-colonial nations, focusing on theory as well as practice and on new relations to and divergences from the imperial center. Texts might include poetry, fiction, drama, film and critical theory. May be repeated for credit as course content changes.

ENGL 3361. HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE I. 3 Hours.

An introduction to major texts in western literature from early oral and manuscript traditions through the first centuries of printing. Texts and authors studied may include the Bible, Homer, the Greek dramatists, Vergil and other Roman poets, medieval epic and romance, Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, Montaigne, and Cervantes. Prerequisites: for Engl majors: ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or three hours of sophomore literature with an A.

ENGL 3362. HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE II. 3 Hours.

An introduction to major literary texts from mid-seventeenth century to the present. Material might cover neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, modernism, postcolonial literature, magical realism, and the literature of globalization, as well as various theoretical problems involved in such a study of world literature including delimiting the field, translation, and English as a global language. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 3364. GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Examines modern representations of same-sex desire in relation to a variety of texts---religious, philosophical, literary and scientific--from the ancient world up through the 'invention' of homosexuality in the nineteenth century. Prerequisite: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A. Offered as ENGL 3364 and WOMS 3364; credit will be granted in only one department.

ENGL 3366. TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

Investigates the relationship between literature and the environment, considering how texts and other cultural practices represent and engage with the natural world. Topics may include nature writing, animal studies, environmental literature, film, environmental justice, or posthumanism. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 3368. TOPICS IN GENDER AND SEXUALITY. 3 Hours.

Examines a variety of topics to do with issues of gender and sexuality, which include literary, theoretical, and philosophical texts that foreground questions of desire, sexual identity, and gender asymmetry. Considers how gender and sexuality shape and are shaped by race, ethnicity, class, ability/disability, religion, and age. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Offered as ENGL 3368 and WOMS 3368; credit will be granted in only one department. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 3370. WOMEN IN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Works by women writers and/or images of women in literature. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes. Offered as ENGL 3370 and WOMS 3370; credit will be granted in only one department.

ENGL 3371. ADVANCED EXPOSITION. 3 Hours.

An advanced writing course emphasizing writing that explains, demonstrates, or explores a subject. Attention given to audience, invention, style (coherence, unity, and clarity), and to the revision process. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 3372. COMPUTERS AND WRITING. 3 Hours.

An advanced writing course, conducted in a computerized classroom. An emphasis on rhetorical analyses of electronic discourse and writing in electronic environments. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 3373. TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION. 3 Hours.

An advanced writing class that prepares students for writing about technical, scientific, and professional subject matters. Students study the concepts and techniques of technical communication and learn to create a variety of documents, such as instructions, visual aids, proposals, reports, and professional correspondence. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 3374. WRITING, RHETORIC, AND MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the rhetorical structure of multimedia. An emphasis on composing writing-intensive and research-oriented projects for academic, business, and/or creative audiences. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 3375. CREATIVE WRITING. 3 Hours.

Introduction to creative writing in formats that may include workshop, lecture, and individual conference. Students will write in two or three genres, including poetry, prose fiction, and other forms. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 3376. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WRITING. 3 Hours.

An advanced writing course, taught in a computerized classroom, that focuses on writing in the workplace. Emphasis is placed upon producing business and professional documents based on current, standardized formats; considering the role of audience; writing in a clear, concise, and appropriate style; and revising texts to improve their effectiveness. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 3385. TOPICS IN RHETORIC. 3 Hours.

Various topics including legal rhetorics, American Civil Rights rhetorics, the rhetorics of Cybercultures, and the rhetorics of print and electronic essays, fiction, poetry, advertisements, or video and film. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENGL 3390. HONORS COLLOQUIUM. 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary course designed to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates in the Honors College. Prerequisite: participation in the Honors College and/or permission of instructor.

ENGL 4191. LITERATURE CONFERENCE COURSE. 1 Hour.

Requires permission of the department chair and the instructor.

ENGL 4301. HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. 3 Hours.

The sounds and structure of the English language from pre-history to the present.

ENGL 4311. AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800-1910. 3 Hours.

Literary movements such as Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism in their cultural contexts. May include essays, journals, and poetry by transcendentalists such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller, as well as the fiction, poetry, autobiography, and/or criticism of such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, and Melville. May also draw upon such writers as Dickinson, Whitman, Twain, Howells, Crane, Chopin, Gilman, and James. Prerequisites: for majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4313. AMERICAN LITERATURE 1910-CONTEMPORARY. 3 Hours.

Examines modern and contemporary literary movements in their cultural contexts. Genres studied may include fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4321. MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Literature of England from its beginnings to the end of the 15th century. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4322. SIXTEENTH & SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Poetry, prose, and drama from 1500 to 1700. The works of Spenser, Sidney, or the sonneteers may be emphasized. May include a study of Milton. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4324. RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Literature of England from 1660 to 1798, centering on various representative works with attention to literary forms and historical contexts.

ENGL 4325. CHAUCER. 3 Hours.

Works of the 14th-century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Examination of his works, intellectual milieu, and literary influence.

ENGL 4326. SHAKESPEARE. 3 Hours.

Selected plays by Shakespeare in their historical and literary context. May include his nondramatic works.

ENGL 4330. ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: TOPICS. 3 Hours.

Intensive creative writing in course formats that may include workshop, lecture, and individual conference.Students may write in one or more literary genres, depending on the topic. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisite: ENGL 3375.

ENGL 4331. THE BRITISH ROMANTICS. 3 Hours.

An in-depth look at the British Romantic period (roughly 1789-1837), with special attention to the relationship between literature and culture. Genres may include lyric and epic poetry; historical novels, realist novels, and romances; essays and journals; science fiction and the gothic. Authors may include Austen, Blake, the Wordsworths, the Shelleys, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Barbauld, Scott, and others. Possible topics may include politics and revolution, nature and the imagination, science and industry, and travel and empire. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4332. THE VICTORIANS. 3 Hours.

Literature of Britain from 1837 to 1901. Texts will include poetry, prose, fiction, and drama. Will focus on major themes or issues in social, ethical, and aesthetic thought, such as Darwinism, democracy, class conflict, and empire. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4333. LITERARY GENRES. 3 Hours.

May focus on such genres as modern British drama, the continental novel, detective fiction, or the Gothic. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4334. TOPICS IN BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

May include such topics as law and literature, literature and industrialization, or detective fiction. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A. May be repeated for credit as course content changes.

ENGL 4336. TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

May concentrate on a topic, on a particular historical era, or on one to three significant authors. May address important themes, movements, regions, genres, or cross-cultural comparisons. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A. May be repeated for credit as course content changes.

ENGL 4337. TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

May include such topics as literature and psychoanalysis, literature and philosophy or literature and revolution. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A. May be repeated for credit as course content changes.

ENGL 4338. TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Literature of England from the turn of the century to the present focusing on major figures, major themes, or literary movements. May include major Irish works.

ENGL 4340. LITERATURE BY WOMEN. 3 Hours.

Focus on women's writing in a particular genre or historical period or on a concept or issue of importance to women writers. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Offered as ENGL 4340 and WOMS 4340; credit will be granted in only one department.

ENGL 4341. RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION: HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE I. 3 Hours.

Surveys the history of rhetorical theory and practices from earliest formulations in Greek and Roman antiquity to the early modern period. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore lit or 3 hours sophomore lit with a grade of A.

ENGL 4342. RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE II. 3 Hours.

Surveys the history of rhetorical theory and practices from the early modern period to current manifestations in composition studies. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore lit or 3 hours sophomore lit with a grade of A.

ENGL 4344. TOPICS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY. 3 Hours.

Analysis of texts primarily for their use of language or their engagement with linguistic issues. May include Old English, the emergence of the vernacular, literature and dialect, global English, or slang. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4345. TOPICS IN CRITICAL THEORY. 3 Hours.

May include the study of major figures (e.g., Agamben, Barthes, Derrida, Foucault, Heidegger, Levinas, Said, Spivak) or topics (e.g., aesthetics, digital technology, disability studies, feminist views of science, film theory). May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4346. TOPICS IN THEORIES OF LANGUAGE AND DISCOURSE. 3 Hours.

May include the in-depth study of a major theorist (e.g., Dennett, Halliday, Lakoff, Pinker, Pratt, Quine) or a broader survey of related theories (e.g., discourse analysis; evolutionary theories of language and mind; integrational linguistics; speech-act theory) that investigate "language-in-general" and/or "language-in-use" and that question the limitations of these terms. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4347. ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION. 3 Hours.

Intensive instruction in the writing of fiction in course formats that may include workshop, lecture, and individual conference. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 3375.

ENGL 4348. ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY. 3 Hours.

Intensive instruction in the writing of poetry in course formats that may include workshop, lecture, and individual conference. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 3375.

ENGL 4349. ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: CREATIVE NON-FICTION. 3 Hours.

Intensive instruction in the writing of creative non-fiction in course formats that may include workshop, lecture, and individual conference. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 3375.

ENGL 4350. TOPICS IN FILM AND LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the study of film and the techniques of film analysis. Compares films to literary or other texts. Considers films in relation to history, critical theory, and culture. Topics may include Nature in Film, Shakespeare in Film, American Indian Film and Literature, the British Novel as Film. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4355. LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY I. 3 Hours.

Readings and discussion of classics of literary criticism from Plato through Pater. Primary focus on traditional answers to the question of the nature and function of criticism. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4356. LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY II. 3 Hours.

Readings,discussion and practical application of 20th-century and contemporary methodologies such as new criticism; formalism; structuralism; poststructuralism; hermeneutics; semiotics; reader-response; psychoanalysis; Marxism; theories of gender, sexuality, and race; and cultural studies. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore lit or 3 hours sophomore lit with a grade of A.

ENGL 4365. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

A survey of literature for children, with attention to theoretical perspectives and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A .

ENGL 4366. YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

A survey of literature for adolescents and young adults, with attention to theoretical perspectives and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4370. RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS. 3 Hours.

Survey of recent scholarship in rhetoric and composition as it applies to middle school and high school settings. Focuses on the development of reading and writing assignments, formative response to student writing, and assessment of student writing. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4371. ADVANCED ARGUMENTATION. 3 Hours.

Examines classical and contemporary theories of argumentation and applies them to academic and non-academic writing. Assignments focus on both the analysis and the production of argumentative discourse in various forms (e.g., academic essays, advertising, editorials, political speeches, etc.). Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.

ENGL 4374. WRITING, RHETORIC, AND MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING II. 3 Hours.

Advanced study of the rhetorical structure of multimedia. An emphasis on composing writing-intensive and research-oriented projects for academic, business, and creative audiences. Prerequisite: ENGL 3374.

ENGL 4377. TOPICS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 3 Hours.

Explores issues in the rhetorical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of science and technology. May be repeated for credit as course content changes. For English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4381. MEDIEVAL LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Various aspects of Western literature from the Fifth to the end of the 15th century. May focus on major figures and their milieu and heritage or on particular genres, themes, or topics.

ENGL 4382. RENAISSANCE & BAROQUE LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Aspects of Western literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries. May focus on Petrarchan, anti-Petrarchan, Platonic, and anti-Platonic poetry; meditative poetry; drama or the relationship of literature and the arts, with special attention to Mannerism and Baroque and Rococo styles. Course may be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 4383. NEOCLASSICISM & ROMANTICISM. 3 Hours.

Tenets and dicta of Neoclassicism with examples from the drama, satire, and epic works from the period of Corneille through the 18th century; the growth of Romanticism from its emergence in Enlightenment thought through its displacement of Realism, with emphasis on English, French, German, Italian, and/or Spanish poetry, fiction, drama, and essay. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4384. REALISM & NATURALISM. 3 Hours.

Realistic and Naturalistic fiction and drama from their beginnings in Romanticism through their displacement by Impressionism. Examples drawn from the literature of France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, England, and/or the Americas. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours of sophomore literature or 3 hours of sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4385. MODERNISM. 3 Hours.

Major works of the early and mid-twentieth century in Europe that belong to the movement known as Modernism. May include the study of Freud and literature, Impressionism, Surrealism, and Existentialism.

ENGL 4387. CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Contemporary literary forms and movements.

ENGL 4390. INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH. 3 Hours.

Provides the student with an opportunity to apply academic skills learned in English classes to practical situations by working in a business related to the discipline.

ENGL 4391. LITERATURE CONFERENCE COURSE. 3 Hours.

An independent study of a topic not otherwise available. Requires permission of the department chair and the instructor. May be repeated once for credit so long as the topics differ. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A.

ENGL 4394. HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT. 3 Hours.

Required of all students in the University Honors College. During the senior year, the student must complete a thesis or project of equivalent difficulty under the direction of a faculty member in the major department.

ENGL 4399. SENIOR SEMINAR. 3 Hours.

Capstone course for English majors. A writing-intensive, seminar-style, in-depth study of a topic. Content may consist of a figure or figures, a period, a literary movement, a thematic, or a critical theory. Prerequisites: ENGL 2350 and completion of 18 hours of required 3000 - 4000 level English courses.

ENGL 5191. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1 Hour.

Supervised independent study at the M.A. or Ph.D. level.

ENGL 5300. THEORY AND PRACTICE IN ENGLISH STUDIES. 3 Hours.

Core graduate course, introduction to graduate study in English. Covers a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches to, as well as current issues in, criticism, rhetoric, and literary studies. Enrollment requires the approval of the Graduate Advisor in English.

ENGL 5301. MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

English literature of the period before 1500. May include Old English poetry, Anglo-Latin prose, William Langland, the alliterative revival, romances, Malory, and Chaucer.

ENGL 5302. 16TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Non-dramatic literature of the 16th century, including works by Thomas More, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Skelton, Edmund Spenser, and Elizabeth I.

ENGL 5303. 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Poetry and prose of the 17th Century. May include a study of Milton and/or a study of writers and motifs of the period.

ENGL 5304. RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Drama, poetry, fiction, and essays from 1660 to 1798. Includes writers such as John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Henry Mackenzie, Ignatio Sancho, and Maria Edgeworth, as well as issues of the period such as the nature of reason.

ENGL 5305. ROMANTIC BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Poetry and fiction from 1798 to 1837. Includes writers such as William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary and Percy Shelley, Felicia Hemans, and Walter Scott, as well as issues such as the meaning of nature.

ENGL 5306. VICTORIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Concepts and problems in texts by Victorian novelists, poets, and essayists (writers will vary). Attention to historical and cultural as well as literary issues.

ENGL 5307. 19TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 3 Hours.

An overview of the writings and culture of the long 19th century in Britain from 1798 to 1914. Makes connections between Romantic and Victorian periods, covers literary and other relations with the empire, and includes significant non-literary figures such as Darwin and Freud.

ENGL 5308. STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE. 3 Hours.

Representative works of Shakespeare and contemporary Shakespeare criticism. May vary from comprehensive readings in the dramatic literature to intensive examination of certain plays, or to other related topics and plays of the period.

ENGL 5311. FOUNDATIONS OF RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION. 3 Hours.

An intellectual and institutional history of rhetoric and composition studies. Special attention will be given to the history and ethics of writing instruction; the importation of classical rhetoric into contemporary composition classrooms; the institutional formation of the field and its ambiguous status in the academy; and the major contemporary pedagogical approaches (e.g., expressivism, cognitivism, social constuctionism). May also address recent topics that have attracted the attention of the field (e.g., dialogism, institutional critique, plagiarism, post-process theory, service learning, writing across and beyond the curriculum).

ENGL 5313. 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

A study of English and Irish writing in the 20th Century; may focus on major authors, themes, or topics.

ENGL 5320. EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Explores significant authors, texts, and movements within literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Writers examined may include established figures as well as noncanonical authors, and a range of topics and genres, such as Native American and comparative Indigenous literatures, Puritan writing, captivity narratives, early national literature, the rise of the novel, and autobiographical narrative.

ENGL 5322. 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Considers significant authors, texts, and movements within literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Writers examined may include established figures as well as noncanonical authors, and a range of topics and genres, such as the domestic novel, nineteenth-century American poetry, the American Renaissance, slave narratives, realism, and naturalism.

ENGL 5323. 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Explores significant authors, texts, and movements within literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Writers examined may include established figures as well as noncanonical authors, and a range of topics and genres, such as modern American poetry and fiction, the Harlem Renaissance, regionalism, the Beats, and post-war fiction.

ENGL 5324. TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERARY GENRES. 3 Hours.

Concentrates on a significant genre within American literary history. Genres examined may include, but are not limited to, poetry, fiction, autobiography, oral narratives, and American Gothic literature. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 5326. TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1900. 3 Hours.

May focus on one to three writers such as Whitman and Dickinson, or Douglass, Stowe, and Melville, or a significant topic such as realism, African American literature, gender and sexuality, American literature and the environment, sentimental fiction, or women's writing. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 5327. TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AFTER 1900. 3 Hours.

May focus on one to three writers such as Wharton, Faulkner, or Morrison, or a significant topic such as modernism and postmodernism, Mexican American literature, multicultural narrative, or feminist theory/feminist fiction. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 5330. TOPICS IN CRITICISM. 3 Hours.

Studies in critical topics such as textual criticism, psychoanalytic criticism, philosophy and criticism, Renaissance poetics and literature, critical movements, or focus on a major theorist in criticism. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 5331. TOPICS IN LANGUAGE OR DISCOURSE STUDIES. 3 Hours.

Concentration on historical and theoretical approaches to the study of language and the specific discursive practices of its users. May be repeated for credit when content changes.

ENGL 5337. SEMINAR IN TEACHING LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Study of recent scholarship in English Studies and other disciplines pertaining to the teaching of literature. Comparative analysis of methods and objectives for the teaching of literature. Course will include a practicum component in which students observe the teaching of experienced faculty, teach particular texts, design syllabi and write statements of teaching philosophy. The course is intended to prepare graduate students to teach literature courses at the university, college or community college level, and to provide a range of pedagogical models to enhance the skills of secondary school teachers.

ENGL 5340. CRITICAL THEORY: THE MAJOR TRADITIONAL TEXTS. 3 Hours.

A study of literary and cultural theory and practice from the Greco-Roman period to the early 20th Century. May include such theorists as Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus, Dante, Sidney, B. Jonson, Dryden, Pope, Johnson, Coleridge, Arnold, Richards, Eliot, and others.

ENGL 5350. HISTORY OF RHETORIC I: CLASSICAL RHETORIC. 3 Hours.

A study of the theory and practice of Greco-Roman rhetoric from its pre-Socratic origins to the Second Sophistic. Attention will be given to major theorists, such as Gorgias, Protagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Isocrates, Hermagoras, Hermongenes, Cicero, Quintilian and the transitional figure of St. Augustine.

ENGL 5351. HISTORY OF RHETORIC II: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE RHETORIC. 3 Hours.

A study of the theory and practice of western rhetoric from the early medieval period through the Renaissance. Attention will be given to major theorists, such as St. Augustine, Geoffrey of Vinsauf, Robert of Basevorn, Christine de Pizan, Desiderius Erasmus, Baldesar Castiglione, Juan Luis Vives, Sir Philip Sidney, Peter Ramus and Francis Bacon.

ENGL 5352. HISTORY OF RHETORIC III: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC. 3 Hours.

A study of the theory and practice of western rhetoric from the 18th century to the present. Attention will be given to major theorists, such as Whatley, Blair, Bain, Campbell, Spencer, Richards, Burke, Weaver, Toulmin, Perelman, Bitzer, Vatz, Harriman, Leff, Farrell, McGee, Gaonkar, Kinneavy, Scott, Crosswhite, Meyer, Gross, Miller, Fuller and Kent.

ENGL 5355. STUDIES IN ENGLISH DISCOURSE. 3 Hours.

Analysis of English grammatical structures above the level of the clause, including the sentence, the paragraph, and the whole text; examination of the work of major discourse theorists Dik, Harris, Halliday, Longacre, Pike and van Dijk.

ENGL 5356. COMPOSING PROCESSES. 3 Hours.

Study of research about writing processes and examination of the available methods of conducting research; special attention given to major researchers and theorists.

ENGL 5357. READING PROCESSES. 3 Hours.

Contemporary theories of interpretation and empirical research into reading processes; special attention given to major researchers and theorists.

ENGL 5358. WRITING ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION, AND RESPONSE. 3 Hours.

Study of the methods and ethics of assessing, evaluating, and responding to the writing of students individually or collectively.

ENGL 5359. ARGUMENTATION THEORY. 3 Hours.

Emphasis on theories of argumentation and persuasion that further the rhetorical aims of convincing or achieving agreement through identification and consensus. Attention to classical and contemporary approaches to issue analysis, invention, audience analysis, building common ground, stasis theory, types of proofs and tests of validity, organizational strategies, and style. Special attention to argument on the Internet. Assignments may include constructing Web sites related to argument. Study of such theorists as Aristotle, Perelman, Toulmin, Ong, K. Burke, Brockreide and Ehninger, Bitzer, Young, Becker and Pike, and others.

ENGL 5360. CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL THEORY. 3 Hours.

Study of contemporary theories of interpretation, concentrating on one or more schools of critical and cultural theory may include, New Criticism, the Neo-Aristotelians, Marxist Critical Theory, Hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, Russian Formalism, semiotics, speech-act theory, phenomenology, structuralism, and post-structuralism. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 5370. SCHOLARLY ARGUMENT. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the research for the writing of argumentative scholarly essays. Surveys research skills, materials, forms of scholarly argument, and involves the writing of a research-based essay.

ENGL 5380. TEXTUAL THEORIES OF CULTURE. 3 Hours.

Study of the interpretations of culture yielded by the traditions of semiotics and hermeneutics and cultural studies may include works by the following: Lyotard, Foucault, Habermas, Derrida, Pierce, Barthes, Deleuze, Gadamer, Levi-Strauss, Butler, Haraway, and Hall.

ENGL 5388. GTA PREPARATION. 3 Hours.

ENGL 5389. TOPICS IN TEACHING COMPOSITION. 3 Hours.

Seminar for investigating problems of and approaches to teaching composition. Special attention given to current compositional theorists. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 5391. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 3 Hours.

Supervised independent study at the M.A. or Ph.D. level.

ENGL 5398. THESIS. 3 Hours.

The graduate student must be registered for this course (a) when in consultation over the thesis with the supervisory committee, and (b) in the semester or term in which the Master of Arts degree will be conferred.

ENGL 5698. THESIS. 6 Hours.

The graduate student must be registered for this course (a) when in consultation over the thesis with the supervisory committee, and (b) in the semester or term in which the Master of Arts degree will be conferred.

ENGL 5998. THESIS. 9 Hours.

The graduate student must be registered for this course (a) when in consultation over the thesis with the supervisory committee, and (b) in the semester or term in which the Master of Arts degree will be conferred.

ENGL 6191. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1 Hour.

Independent study at the M.A. or Ph.D. level. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ENGL 6329. TOPICS AND THEMES IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

The study of a theme or topic, such as primitivism, utopianism, representations of the unconscious, or the quest, within different literary traditions. May be repeated as content changes.

ENGL 6330. GENRE STUDIES IN BRITISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of a genre in any period(s) of British Literature; may focus on autobiography, history of the novel, Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, nineteenth-century British fiction, or other. May be repeated when course content changes.

ENGL 6333. GENRES IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Theory of literary forms or types and the conventions they embody. May focus on the epic, the novel, lyric poetry, autobiography, drama, or magical realism, across different literary traditions. May be repeated as course content changes.

ENGL 6335. TOPICS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Focus on writers or issues in literature written in English, including colonial and postcolonial literatures. May include poetry, drama, fiction, or non-fiction. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 6339. TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Hours.

Topics not bound by particular historical periods, for example, women's writing, canon formation, Native American and comparative Indigenous literatures, African American literature, Latina/o literature, utopian literature, science fiction, popular literature and culture, and queer literature. May be repeated when content changes.

ENGL 6340. METACRITICAL THEORY. 3 Hours.

A study of theories of literature from the point of view of their systems-theoretical character. Focuses on the writing of selected metatheorists such as Barbour, Braithwaite, Bruss, Harr, Lakotos, Popper, Rescher, and others, on questions of the genesis, nature, function, validity, and potential of literary theory. May be repeated for credit as course content changes.

ENGL 6350. TOPICS IN THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF RHETORIC. 3 Hours.

An intensive study of specific problems or issues in classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern, or contemporary rhetoric, (e.g., civic functions of rhetoric, logic and rhetoric, rhetoric of science, theories of invention), especially those that involve the connections and collisions between rhetoric and other intellectual traditions (e.g., critical theory, cultural studies, feminist theory, history, literary studies, non-western rhetoric, philosophy). May focus on the work of a major theorist. May be repeated for credit when content changes.

ENGL 6351. TOPICS IN COMPOSITION STUDIES. 3 Hours.

An intensive study of specific problems or issues in contemporary composition studies (e.g., authorship and intellectual property, computers and composition, the ideologies of writing instruction, the role of empirical research, service learning), especially those that involve connections and collisions between composition studies and other intellectual traditions (e.g., cognitive science, critical theory, cultural studies, feminist theory, hermeneutics, history, linguistics, literary study, rhetoric, philosophy, psychology, sociology). May focus on the work of a major researcher or theorist. May be repeated for credit when content changes.

ENGL 6360. TOPICS IN FEMINIST THEORY. 3 Hours.

Study of interdisciplinary feminist theories of language, power, knowledge, culture, identity, gender, and sexuality. Course may focus on Marxist feminism, postmodern/poststructuralist feminism, feminist cultural studies, postcolonial feminism, material feminisms, feminist science studies, queer theory, or other topics. Course may include such theorists as Wollstonecraft, Woolf, Beauvoir, Irigaray, Spillers, Spivak, Anzaldua, Bordo, Haraway, Butler, Grosz, Sedgwick, Wynter, and Halberstam.

ENGL 6370. TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

Introduces interdisciplinary theories and methods of the environmental humanities while investigating how literature, film, and other cultural texts, media, and practices represent and engage with the natural world. Topics may include animal studies, plant studies, food studies, environmental science studies, science fiction, environmental justice, post-humanism, extinction, climate change, and the anthropocene. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ENGL 6391. GRADUATE READINGS. 3 Hours.

Supervised reading for the Ph.D. exam.

ENGL 6399. DISSERTATION. 3 Hours.

The graduate student must be registered for this course (a) when in consultation over the dissertation with the supervisory committee, and (b) in the semester or term in which the Ph.D. will be conferred. A minimum of 9 hours of dissertation credit is required for the Ph.D. Graduate teaching assistants must take ENGL 6699. ENGL 6999 must be taken during the final semester of the Ph.D.

ENGL 6691. GRADUATE READINGS. 6 Hours.

Independent Reading for the Comprehensive Exam.

ENGL 6699. DISSERTATION. 6 Hours.

The graduate student must be registered for this course (a) when in consultation over the dissertation with the supervisory committee, and (b) in the semester or term in which the Ph.D. will be conferred. A minimum of 9 hours of dissertation credit is required for the Ph.D. Graduate teaching assistants must take ENGL 6699. ENGL 6999 must be taken during the final semester of the Ph.D.

ENGL 6991. GRADUATE READINGS. 9 Hours.

Independent Reading for the Comprehensive Examination.

ENGL 6999. DISSERTATION. 9 Hours.

The graduate student must be registered for this course (a) when in consultation over the dissertation with the supervisory committee, and (b) in the semester or term in which the Ph.D. will be conferred. A minimum of 9 hours of dissertation credit is required for the Ph.D. Graduate teaching assistants must take ENGL 6699. ENGL 6999 must be taken during the final semester of the Ph.D.

ENGL 7399. DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION. 3 Hours.

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.

Faculty

Stacy Alaimo
Professor

Bruce Krajewski
Professor

Timothy Morris
Professor

Kenneth Roemer
Professor

Luanne Frank
Associate Professor

Kevin Gustafson
Associate Professor

Desiree Henderson
Associate Professor

Penelope Ingram
Associate Professor

Neill Matheson
Associate Professor

Kevin Porter
Associate Professor

Timothy Richardson
Associate Professor

Jacqueline Fay
Associate Professor

Amy Tigner
Associate Professor

James Warren
Associate Professor

Estee Beck
Assistant Professor

Paul Conrad
Assistant Professor

Erin Murrah-Mandril
Assistant Professor

Kenton Rambsy
Assistant Professor

Yuejiao Zhang
Assistant Professor