6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

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Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences | French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs
History | Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics | Medieval Studies
Middle East Studies | Music | Personal Skills | Philosophy | Physics | Political and Social Thought
Psychology | Religious Studies | Service Physical Education | Slavic | Sociology
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | University Seminars | Women's Studies

Writing | Introductory Seminars in Literature | Medieval Literature | Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature | American Literature
Ninteenth Century British Literature | Twentieth Century Literature | Genre Studies
Studies in Criticism | Special Topics | Language Study | Miscellaneous

Course Descriptions

Note   All writing courses at or above the 300-level require writing samples and permission of the instructor before registering.

ENWR 100 - (4) (Y)
Fundamentals of Writing

Study of basic writing skills, strategies for finding and developing topics, principles of organization, and concepts of focus, audience and style. Includes a tutorial in English grammar and syntax at the Writing Center. Slower paced than ENWR 101 and prerequisite to ENWR 101. (Credit/No Credit; chargeable against allowable non-College hours.)

ENWR 101 - (3) (S)

Teaches students how to write clear and effective prose. Class instruction and individual conferences are devoted mainly to that end. Small classes give the intellectual stimulation of studying in the atmosphere of a seminar. Students whose social security numbers end in an even digit are assigned to ENWR 101 in the fall, those with an odd digit in the spring.

ENWR 201 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Composition I

For the student who has completed or been exempted from ENWR 101.

ENWR 230 - (3) (S)
Poetry Writing

Prerequisite: First, second or third year student
Study of current trends in literature, with practice in writing poetry.

ENWR 250 - (3) (S)
Fiction Writing

Prerequisite: First-, second- or third-year student
Study of current trends in literature, with practice in writing fiction.

ENWR 270 - (3) (S)
News Writing

An introductory course in news writing, emphasizing editorials, features and reporting.

ENWR 282 - (3) (Y)
Television Texts; Scripting and Directing

Study of the theory and creative principles of television scripting and directing; analysis of form, content and production values; composition, writing, lighting, camera work, and performance. Cross-listed as DRAM 282.

ENWR 301, 302 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Writing I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Primarily for students having interest and ability in writing. Instruction in prose forms ranging from simple narration, description, and exposition to short stories and essays. Reading assignments.

ENWR 331, 332 - (3) (Y)
Intermediate Poetry Writing I, II

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Work in the writing of poetry with readings in contemporary poets, for serious but not necessarily experienced students. May be repeated with different instructor.

ENWR 351, 352 - (3) (Y)
Intermediate Fiction Writing

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 250. May be repeated with different instructor.

ENWR 370 - (3) (IR)
Intermediate News Writing

Prerequisite: ENWR 270 or permission of instructor
Writing news and feature stories for magazines and newspapers.

ENWR 371 - (3) (S)
News Magazine Writing

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
A course in weekly news magazine writing concentrating on Time.

ENWR 372 - (3) (S)
Magazine Writing

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
A course in writing non-fiction articles for general magazines.

ENWR 481, 482 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Fiction Writing I, II

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Devoted to the writing of prose fiction, especially the short story. Student work is discussed in class and individual conferences. Parallel reading in the work of modern novelists and short story writers is required. For advanced students with prior experience in writing fiction. May be repeated with different instructor.

ENWR 483, 484 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Poetry Writing I, II

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
For advanced students with prior experience in writing poetry. Student work is discussed in class and in individual conferences. Reading in contemporary poetry is also assigned. May be repeated with different instructor.

ENWR 495, 496 - (3) (Y)
Independent Project in Creative Writing

For the student who wants to work on a creative writing project under the direction of a faculty member.

ENWR 531, 532 - (3) (Y)
Poetry Writing

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Intensive work in the writing of poetry, for students with prior experience. May be repeated with different instructor.

ENWR 551, 552 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Fiction Writing

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
A course for short story writers. Student manuscripts are discussed in individual conference and in class. May be repeated with different instructor.

ENWR 561 - (3) (IR)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Suitable for graduates and undergraduates, especially those interested in theatrical production and communications. Explains film, television and radio production values with weekly exercises in the grammar, composition, and writing of screenplays, radio drama, literary adaptation, documentaries, and docudrama. Selected scripts may be produced by the drama department.

Introductory Seminars in Literature
These courses are designed primarily for first- and second-year students interested in becoming English majors and for non-majors at all levels. The purpose of the ENLT series is to introduce students to the aims, methods, and skills involved in reading literature and in writing about it. All ENLT courses fulfill the second writing requirement. ENLT courses which may be used as prerequisites for declaring the major are indicated in each semester's Course Offering Directory by the letter M after their course number (e.g., ENLT 226M).

ENLT 201 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Literary Studies

Introduces students to some fundamental skills in critical thinking and critical writing about literary texts. Readings include various examples of poetry, fiction, and drama. The course is organized along interactive and participatory lines.

ENLT 211 - (3) (Y)
Masterpieces of English Literature I

Survey of selected English masterpieces from the fourteenth through the eighteenth century.

ENLT 212 - (3) (Y)
Masterpieces of English Literature II

Survey of English masterpieces from Blake to Woolf.

ENLT 213 - (3) (Y)
Major Authors of American Literature

A study of major works in American literature by authors such as Emerson, Dickinson, Melville, Twain, James, and Ellison.

ENLT 214 - (3) (Y)
Modern American Authors

Survey of major American writers of the twentieth century.

ENLT 215, 216 - (3) (Y)
Studies in European Literature

A study of major classical and continental works such as The Iliad, The Aeneid, The Inferno, Don Quixote, Anna Karenina, and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Cross-listed as CPLT 201, 202.

ENLT 223 - (3) (Y)
Studies in Poetry

An examination of the poetic techniques and conventions of selected authors such as Shakespeare, Donne, Wordsworth, Yeats, Eliot, Bishop, and Walcott.

ENLT 224 - (3) (Y)
Studies in Drama

An introduction to the techniques of the dramatic art, with close analysis of selected plays.

ENLT 226 - (3) (Y)
Studies in Fiction

A study of the techniques of fiction.

ENLT 247 - (3) (Y)
Black Writers in America

A chronological survey in African American literature in the U.S. from its beginning in vernacular culture to works by Frederick Douglas, Zora Neale Hurston, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker.

ENLT 248 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Literature

An introduction to trends in contemporary English, American, and Continental literature, especially in fiction, but with some consideration of poetry and drama.

ENLT 250 - (3) (Y)

A close reading of the sonnets and seven or eight plays, including examples of comedy, history, tragedy, and romance.

ENLT 252 - (3) (Y)
Women in Literature

Analysis of the representations of women in literature as well as literary texts by women writers.

ENLT 255 - (3) (Y)
Special Topics

Examination of various special problems in literature. Recent topics have included "the quest theme in Western literature," "the writer as explorer and adventurer," "autobiography," "Native American literature," and "Arthurian romance."

Upper Division Courses in English
The following courses are designed primarily for English majors and for students who have some previous experience or special ability in reading and writing about literature.

Medieval Literature

ENMD 311, 312 - (3) (IR)
Medieval European Literature in Translation

Survey of English, French, German, Italian, Irish, Icelandic, and Spanish literature of the Middle Ages.

ENMD 325, 326 - (3) (IR)
Chaucer I, II

Study of selected Canterbury Tales and other works, read in the original.

ENMD 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Medieval Literature I, II

Limited enrollment: permission of instructor

ENMD 501 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Old English

Study of the language and literature of Anglo-Saxon England.

ENMD 505, 506 - (3) (IR)
Old Icelandic

An introduction to the language and literature of medieval Scandinavia; readings from the Poetic Edda and the sagas.

ENMD 520 - (3) (IR)

Prerequisite: ENMD 501 or equivalent
A reading of the poem, emphasizing critical methods and exploring its relations to the culture of Anglo-Saxon England.

Renaissance Literature

ENRN 311 - (3) (IR)
Literature of the Renaissance

Survey of sixteenth-century English prose and poetry, emphasizing satire, early fiction, love lyrics, epic, and biography, in writers such as Sidney, Spenser, Nashe, Greene, More, and Marlowe.

ENRN 313 - (3) (IR)
The Seventeenth Century I

Survey of the prose and poetry of the earlier seventeenth century.

ENRN 321, 322 - (3) (S)
Shakespeare I, II

First semester emphasizes histories and comedies; second semester tragedies and romances.

ENRN 323 - (3) (IR)
Studies in Shakespeare

Limited enrollment: permission of instructor required. An intensive study of selected plays.

ENRN 325 - (3) (IR)

Study of selected poems and prose, with particular emphasis on Paradise Lost.

ENRN 340 - (3) (IR)
The Drama in English From the Beginning to 1642

Study of non-Shakespearean Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Emphasizes Marlowe, Jonson, and Webster.

ENRN 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Renaissance Literature I, II

Limited enrollment. Permission of instructor required. Recent topic: "Milton's Paradise Lost."

ENRN 483, 484 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Interdisciplinary seminar on the interrelationships between literature and history, the classical tradition, philosophy, religion, and art history in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Topics vary from year to year.

Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

ENEC 310 - (3) (IR)
The Seventeenth Century II

Survey of representative writers, themes, and forms of the period 1660-1700. Authors read typically include Dryden, Marvell, Bunyan, Rochester, Etherege, Wycherley, Congreve and Behn.

ENEC 311 - (3) (IR)
English Literature of the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century

Survey of representative writers, themes, and forms of the period 1660-1740. Authors read typically include Dryden, Butler, Rochester, Etherege, Bunyan, Defoe, Swift, Gay and Pope.

ENEC 312 - (3) (IR)
English Literature of the Late Eighteenth Century

Survey of representative writers, themes, and forms of the period 1740-1800. Authors read typically include Johnson, Boswell, Gray, Burney, Austen, Lennox, and Smart.

ENEC 351 - (3) (IR)
The English Novel I

Study of the rise and development of the English novel in the 18th century. Authors read typically include Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Walpole, Burney, and Austen.

ENEC 381, 382 - (3) (IR)
Eighteenth Century Topics

Topics vary from year to year. Recently these have included "five major Authors: Pope, Swift, Fielding, Johnson, and Blake" and "ideas of the Enlightenment."

ENEC 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor Limited enrollment. A recent topic was "gender, genre and the rise of the novel."

American Literature

ENAM 311 - (3) (IR)
American Literature to 1865

A survey of American literature from the Colonial Era to the Age of Emerson and Melville.

ENAM 312 - (3) (IR)
American Literature Since 1865

Survey of American literature, both prose and poetry, from the Civil War to the present.

ENAM 313 - (3) (IR)
African-American Survey, I

Analysis of the earliest examples of Afro-American literature, emphasizing African cultural themes and techniques that were transformed by the experience of slavery as that experience met European cultural and religious practices. The course begins with Phillis Wheatley and ends with Zora Hurston. Studies essays, speeches, pamphlets, poetry and songs.

ENAM 314 - (3) (IR)
African-American Survey, II

A continuation of the ENAM 313, this course begins with the career of Richard Wright and brings the Afro-American literary and performing tradition up to the present day. Writers who may be studied include Baldwin, Morrison, Hansberry, Reed, and Alice Walker.

ENAM 315 - (3) (IR)
The American Renaissance

Analysis of the major writings of Poe, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Thoreau, and Dickinson.

ENAM 316 - (3) (IR)
Realism and Naturalism in America

Analysis of American literary realism and naturalism, its sociological, philosophical, and literary origins as well as its relation to other contemporaneous literary movements. Readings in the works of Garland, Crane, Norris, London, Dreiser, Anderson and Stein with some consideration of the works of Balzac, Maupassant, Zola, and Hauptmann.

ENAM 322 - (3) (IR)
Major American Authors

A study of the work of one or two major authors. A recent pair was Whitman and Dickinson.

ENAM 330 - (3) (IR)
American Poetry

A study of theme and technique in major American poets. Emphasizes the writers as poets rather than as Americans.

ENAM 355 - (3) (IR)
American Fiction to 1900

A survey of the major developments in the American novel and short story during the nineteenth century, with particular attention given to the work of Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, DeForest, Twain, and the early works of Henry James.

ENAM 357 - (3) (IR)
Women in American Art

Analysis of the roles played by women both as visual artists and as the subjects of representation in American art from the colonial period to the present. Explores the changing cultural context and institutions that support or inhibit women's artistic activity and help to shape their public presentation. Some background in either art history or women's studies is desirable.

ENAM 358 - (3) (IR)
Studies in Fiction

Intensive study of such writers as Twain, Howells, and James.

ENAM 381 - (3) (IR)
Studies in African-American Literature and Culture

Intensive study of African-American writers and cultural figures in a diversity of genres. Includes artists from across the African diaspora in comparative American perspective, such as Zora Neal Hurston, C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, and others.

ENAM 383 - (3) (IR)
American Introspection (1770-1990)

Analysis of the nature and identity of America, real and imaginary, as perceived by major writers in various genres. Special emphasis on the relation of forms to ideas, and on recurring myths and motifs. Readings include such authors as Crevecoeur, Thoreau, Whitman, James, Cather, Williams, Ellison, and Vonnegut.

ENAM 385 - (3) (IR)
Folklore in America

Survey of the traditional expressive culture of various ethnic and religious groups in America; including songs, folk narratives, folk religion, proverbs, riddles. Emphasizes southeastern Anglo-Americans.

ENAM 387 - (3) (IR)
Literature of the West

Analysis of selected works by writers of the Western United States from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Emphasizes the Anglo-American exploration, settlement, and development of the West, but also including readings from other ethnic groups, including Native and Hispanic Americans.

ENAM 388 - (3) (IR)
The Literature of the South

Analysis of selected works of poetry and prose by major Southern writers including Thomas Jefferson, G. W. Cable, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, and Maya Angelou.

ENAM 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in American Literature I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. Recent topics were "Mark Twain" and "the Harlem Renaissance."

ENAM 483 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to American Studies

Prerequisite: permission of the Director of American Studies Program Limited enrollment. An introduction to the theory and practice of American studies that focuses on a single topic for intensive study. Cross-listed as HIUS 405.

ENAM 484 - (3) (Y)
Research Seminar in American Studies

The seminar continues the discussion of the subject matter of ENAM 483, and serves also as an introduction to the methods and materials of research in American studies. Each student writes a research paper on an original topic.

ENAM 485 - (3) (Y)
Senior Seminar American Studies
This seminar is designed for, and limited to, students who enrolled in the American Studies Area Program in the fall.

Nineteenth Century British Literature

ENNC 311 - (3) (IR)
English Poetry and Prose of the Nineteenth Century I

Survey of the poetry and non-fictional prose of the Romantic period. Major Romantic poets and essayists.

ENNC 312 - (3) (IR)
English Poetry and Prose of the Nineteenth Century II

Survey of the poetry and non-fictional prose of the Victorian period. The major Victorian poets and essayists.

ENNC 321 - (3) (IR)
Major British Authors of the Earlier Nineteenth Century

Analysis of the principal works of three or more Romantic authors.

ENNC 322 - (3) (IR)
Major British Writers of the Later Nineteenth Century

Analysis of the principal works of two or more Victorian authors (e.g., Tennyson and Browning).

ENNC 323 - (3) (IR)
Victorian Prose

A study of major Victorian prose writers with attention to fiction, autobiography, history and other non-fictional forms.

ENNC 341 - (3) (IR)
The Origins of Modern Drama

A great revival took place in the drama during the last few decades of the nineteenth century and throughout the early years of the twentieth century. This course examines this period during which new experiments in form and daring exposés of topical issues breathed life into old forms and challenged all notions of the well-made play.

ENNC 351 - (3) (IR)
The English Novel II

A reading of novels by Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontës, Gaskell, Meredith, Eliot, and Hardy.

ENNC 353 - (3) (IR)
The Continental Novel of the Nineteenth Century

A study of major works of continental fiction in the nineteenth century.

ENNC 381, 382 - (3) (IR)
Nineteenth Century Topics

Examine particular movements within the period, e.g., "the Aesthetic Movement;" "the Pre-Raphaelites;" and "Condition-of-England novels," etc.

ENNC 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor Limited enrollment. A recent topic was "Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë."

ENNC 491, 492 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Topics in Nineteenth Century Literature I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor Limited enrollment. Recent topics were "the search for value in Victorian literature" and "nineteenth-century women writers."

Twentieth Century Literature

ENTC 311 - (3) (IR)
British Literature of the Twentieth Century

Analysis of the intellectual background and controversies of several poets and novelists writing between 1890 and 1945.

ENTC 312 - (3) (IR)
American Literature of the Twentieth Century

Study of the fiction of Anderson, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner; and the poetry of Frost, Eliot, Stevens, and Williams.

ENTC 313 - (3) (IR)
Modern Comparative Literature I

A study of major international cultural concepts and movements of this century, as represented in the works of such writers as Rilke, Auden, Lorca, Borges, Cela, Celine, Kafka, and Camus.

ENTC 314 - (3) (IR)
Modern Comparative Literature II

A cross-cultural study of the origin and meaning of contemporary literary forms and attitudes. Writers to be studied include Proust, Nabokov, Pirandello, Genet, Yeats, and Pound.

ENTC 315 - (3) (IR)
Literature of the Americas

A comparative study of various major writers of North, Central, and South America.

ENTC 316 - (3) (IR)
Twentieth Century Women Writers

A study of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction written by women in the twentieth century. The course combines both lecture and discussion.

ENTC 321, 322 - (3) (IR)
Major British and American Writers of the Twentieth Century

A close reading of the works of two or three major British or American authors.

ENTC 330 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary American Poetry

A study of the style and themes of recent and contemporary poets. The authors studied have included Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Theodore Roethke, James Merrill, Sylvia Plath, and Derek Walcott. A few works by older poets who have influenced them are also included, e.g., poems by Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore.

ENTC 331 - (3) (IR)
Major African-American Poets

An examination of poems representative of the African American literary traditions, focusing on such poets as Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, Jay Wright, Michael Harper, and Rita Dove.

ENTC 333 - (3) (IR)
Twentieth Century British Poetry

Studies in the twentieth-century sensibility: distortions and other tensions in the imaginative worlds of Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, and Auden.

ENTC 334 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary British Poetry

Study of identity and style in poetry since 1945.

ENTC 341, 342 - (3) (IR)
Modern Drama I, II

Study of British and American plays of the twentieth century, with some attention given to European drama from Ibsen to Dürrenmatt.

ENTC 351, 352 - (3) (IR)
Twentieth Century Fiction I, II

An introduction to British, American, and Continental masterpieces, with attention to the new ideas and the new forms of fiction in the twentieth century.

ENTC 355 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary American Fiction

A study of contemporary American literature, culture, and cultural criticism.

ENTC 356 - (3) (IR)
The African Novel

A study of the development of the anglophone African novel from its early stages in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart through its transformations in the 1970s and 1980s. Explores the development of the novel as a genre, as well as the representation of the post-colonial dilemma of African nations and the revision of gender and ethnic roles.

ENTC 380 - (3) (IR)
Concepts of the Modern

A study of the modern sensibility through an examination of the themes and techniques of aestheticism, psychology, existentialism, and twentieth-century literature including such writers as Joyce, Eliot, Woolf, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Rilke, Sartre, and Stein.

ENTC 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Twentieth Century Literature I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. Recent topics were "Joyce," and "the English novel and the end of empire."

ENTC 483, 484 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Modern Studies

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on the interrelationships between literature and history, the social sciences, philosophy, religion, and the fine arts in the Modern period. Topics vary from year to year; a recent topic was "varieties of Modernism."

Genre Studies

ENGN 331 - (3) (IR)
The Lyric

Study of the major lyrical forms and traditions in Western literature, with particularly close reading of poems written in English.

ENGN 340 - (3) (IR)
Drama From the Restoration to the Twentieth Century

A survey of English drama (with some attention to one or two European dramatists) from the Restoration to the twentieth century.

ENGN 341 - (3) (IR)

A study of the development of tragic forms.

ENGN 350 - (3) (IR)
Studies in Short Fiction

Analysis of the short fiction of British and American writers, including Conrad, Lawrence, Joyce, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor.

ENGN 351, 352 - (3) (IR)
Forms of the Novel I, II

Study of the relation of form, narrative technique, and idea in selected novels from various periods of English, American, and Continental fiction (in translation). First semester to about 1900, second semester to the present.

ENGN 380 - (3) (IR)

An investigation of the narrative form and cultural uses of Romance. Readings include works by Chaucer, Sidney, Spenser, Mary Shelley, Hawthorne, and Tennyson.

ENGN 382 - (3) (IR)
The Art and Theory of Comedy

Studies in comic theory and practice from the classical period to the present.

ENGN 384 - (3) (IR)

Reading and discussion of major satirical works from classical times to the present.

ENGN 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Literary Genres I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. A recent topic was "the dramatic monologue."

Studies in Criticism

ENCR 361 - (3) (IR)

Analysis of the theory and practice of interpretation of literary texts.

ENCR 362 - (3) (IR)
Literary Criticism

Studies in the history of literary theory.

ENCR 363 - (3) (IR)
Psychoanalytic Criticism

Study of Freudian psychology and its literary applications.

ENCR 371, 372 - (3) (IR)
Intellectual Prose

A study of non-fiction discursive prose. Readings are taken from such fields as criticism, aesthetic theory, philosophy, social and political thought, history, economics, and science; from the Renaissance to the present day.

ENCR 381/WMST 381 - (3) (IR)
Feminist Theories and Methods

An introduction to current feminist scholarship in a variety of areas--literature, history, film, anthropology, and psychoanalysis, among others--pairing feminist texts with more traditional ones. Features guest speakers and culminates in an interdisciplinary project.

ENCR 481 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Literary Criticism

Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Limited enrollment.

ENCR 532 - (3) (IR)
Poetic Form

Provides necessary background study for other courses in English and American poetry for all periods. Useful for students composing poetry in creative writing classes. Enriches the study of poetry in other languages.

ENCR 562 - (3) (IR)
History of Critical Theory

Study of representative theories about the nature and function of literature from Plato to the present.

Special Topics in Literature

ENSP 106 - (3) (S)
Public Speaking and Oral Traditions

Provides practice in the composition and delivery of oral texts as well as the study of oral texts across a variety of cultures. Topics include folk narratives, general public speech performance, forensic argumentation, and the modern media.

ENSP 282 - (3) (IR)
Documentary Form and Content

Study of non-fictional film and television texts with emphasis upon argumentative form and content.

ENSP 380 - (3) (IR)
Literature and Religion

Study of major religious themes in English literature.

ENSP 381 - (3) (IR)
Currents in English and Continental Romanticism

Reading and discussion of major figures of English, French, and German Romanticism including such authors as Emily Brontë, Scott, Chauteaubriand, Balzac, Novalis, and Holderlin.

ENSP 480 - (4) (IR)
The Bible

Analysis of readings in the English Bible, designed to familiarize or re-familiarize the literary student with the shape, argument, rhetoric, and purposes of the canon; with the persons, events, and perspectives of the major narratives; and with the conventions, techniques, resources, and peculiarities of the texts.

ENSP 481, 482 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Studies in Special Topics in Literature I, II

Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. Recent topics were "the Black aesthetic" and "literature and the visual arts."

ENSP 581 - (3) (IR)
Film Aesthetics

ENSP 582 - (3) (IR)
Nietzche and Modern Literature

Language Study

ENLS 303 - (3) (IR)
History of the English Language

Study of the development of English word forms and vocabulary from Anglo-Saxon to present-day English.

Miscellaneous English

ENGL 381, 382, 383 - (3) (Y)
History of Literatures in English I, II, III

A three-semester, chronological survey of literatures in English from their beginnings to the present day. Studies the formal and thematic features of different genres in relation to the chief literary, social and cultural influences upon them. ENGL 381 covers the period up to 1660, ENGL 382, the period 1660-1870, and ENGL 383 the period 1870 to the present. Required of all majors.

ENGL 491, 492 - (3) (Y)
Distinguished Majors Program

Directed research leading to completion of an extended essay to be submitted to the Honors Committee. Both courses are required of honors candidates. Graded on year-long basis.

ENGL 493, 494 - (3) (Y)
Independent Study

Only for students who have completed four 300- or 400-level courses.

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