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CORE LITERATURE COURSES

*ENG141 Western Literature (4)
Studies selected literary works in European cultural tradition from ancient Greece through the modern period. Fulfills core literature and Human Person theme.

*ENG143 Women's Literature (4)

Studies selected works by women authors. Focuses on gender issues and women's styles. Fulfills core literature and Human Person theme.

*ENG145 Nobel Literature (4)
Studies selected literary works by winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Fulfills core literature and Global Understanding theme.

*ENG146 Aesthetic Aspects in Literature (4)
Studies selected literature from across the centuries in various genres (poetry, short stories, essays, novels and drama) focusing on aesthetic issues of beauty, truth and experience. Fulfills core literature and Aesthetic Sensibilities theme.

*ENG147 Science and Literature (4)
Analyzes literature with scientific topics and scientific writing in several genres. Includes emphasis on historical, thematic and formal elements along with an introduction to the interdisciplinary academic field of science and literature. Fulfills core core literature and Natural World theme.

*ENG148 Literature and Human Rights (4)
Studies selected literary works in several genres from different national contexts that address human rights themes. Fulfills core literature and Civic Responsibility theme.

* Fulfills Core Curriculum requirement.
 
 
COURSES FOR ENGLISH MAJORS AND MINORS

Prerequisite: ENG211 or permission of instructor is a prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level literature classes.
 
ENG204 Grammar and Style (4)
Studies and analyzes grammar systems and syntax of the English language. Includes study of the role of grammar in construction of written style and pedagogical implications in schools. Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG211 Introduction to the Study of Language and Literature (4)
Requires careful reading of diverse texts with special attention to critical approaches to literature. ENG211 is a prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses.

ENG212 Introduction to Creative Writing (4)

Introduces process and techniques of creative writing. Includes variety of writing styles, examples and strategies in genres of fiction, poetry and playwriting. Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG214 Survey of British Literature I (4)

Traces development of British literature from Beowulf era through 18th century with focus on stylistic movement from one period of literature into the next. British Literature Strand.

ENG215 Survey of British Literature II (4)
Traces development of British literature from Romantic age to contemporary times with focus on stylistic movement from one period of literature into the next.  British Literature Strand.

ENG218 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (4)
Examines theory and practice of creative nonfiction including travel writing, memoir and other forms of nonfiction. Extensive analysis of student work and established models. Prerequisite: ENG212.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG244 Survey of American Literature (4)
Examines breadth of American literature from Colonial times until present with particular focus on beginnings of American literature. American Literature Strand.

ENG260 The Bible as Literature (4)
Introduces unique literary techniques of an oral age that determines the shape and meaning of biblical genres (poetry, poetic drama, embedded parable, moral tale, long narrative and epistle). Comparative/Global Literature Strand.

ENG262 Classical Literature (4)

Surveys literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Focuses on epic, drama and poetry. Explores mythological and philosophical contexts.  Comparative/Global Literature Strand.
 
ENG284 African Literature (4)
Studies the works of native African authors from sub-Sahara. Includes emphasis on African geography, folkways and customs. (Offered periodically.)

ENG312 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric (4)
Focuses on advanced rhetorical and stylistic principles of composition. Culminates in completion of portfolio of polished, nonfiction prose pieces. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Junior/senior standing recommended.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG314 Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
Emphasizes craft of writing fiction. Explores narrative development and creation of character. Prerequisites: ENG212 and permission of instructor.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG315 Creative Writing: Playwriting (4)
Studies various periods and genres of British/American and world drama. Prerequisites: ENG212 and permission of instructor.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG316 Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
Focuses on process of creating poetry from inspiration to printed page. Prerequisites: ENG212 and permission of instructor.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG321 Russian Literature (4)
Examines key figures of 19th and 20th centuries from Pushkin to Yevtushenko. Prerequisite: ENG211.  Comparative/Global Literature Strand.

ENG322 Irish Literature (4)
Explores writers from both the Republic and the North, from Yeats to Heaney and Friel. Prerequisite: ENG211. Comparative/Global Literature Strand.

ENG330 Milton and the 17th Century (4)
Studies major literary figures and texts of metaphysical and cavalier poets. Culminates in reading Milton's Paradise Lost, set in context of severe religious, political and social crises that divided England. Prerequisite: ENG211. British Literature Strand.

ENG333 Neoclassicism (4)
Focuses on English literature written between restoration of Charles II and rise of Romantic individualism. Includes Dryden, Pope, Swift, Boswell, Johnson, Fielding, Sheridan and others. Prerequisite: ENG211.
 
ENG334 The British Romantic Period (4)
Focuses on period of English literature which begins with Blake and Burns and continues through Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats. Prerequisite: ENG211.  British Literature Strand.

ENG336 20th-Century British Literature (4)

Studies major poets, novelists and dramatists. Explores literary movements they represent. Different genres chosen each year. Prerequisite: ENG211.  British Literature Strand.

ENG338 Victorian Literature (4)
Studies poetry and prose of 19th-century Britain. Focuses on major authors and their social, political and cultural influence. Prerequisite: ENG211.  British Literature Strand.

ENG345 American Romanticism (4)

Covers American literature from 1820 to 1865: sentimentalism, transcendentalism, realism, abolitionism, women's writing, slave narratives, speech writing, and American novel as chief by-products of period. Prerequisite: ENG211.  American Literature Strand.

ENG346 American Literature: 1890-1945 (4)
Critical analyses of fiction and poetry of modern period, late 1800s to 1945 (Eliot, Faulkner, etc.). Culminates in major critical essay. Prerequisite: ENG211.  American Literature Strand.

ENG347 Introduction to African American Literature (4)
Introduces African American literature spanning significant periods in literary history: slavery, Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts Movement and contemporary America. Prerequisite: ENG211.  American Literature Strand.

ENG348 American Literature: 1945 to Present (4)

Critical analyses of fiction and poetry of the contemporary period, 1945 to present (Munro, Sexton, Roethke, Barthleme). Culminates in major research paper. Prerequisite: ENG211.  American Literature Strand.

ENG360 Biblical Narrative (4)

Literary analysis of Genesis, the David story and the Gospels, each with compelling unity and meaning which depend on oral-age techniques of storytelling. Prerequisite: ENG211.  Comparative/Global Literature Strand.

ENG371 Selected Topics (2 or 4)
Explores topics not regularly taught but of interest to majors. Designated as repeatable for credit; students may enroll more than once if topic changes. Prerequisite: ENG211.

ENG372 Shakespeare (4)
Studies 12 major plays of Shakespeare, with emphasis on language, Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, and production, both historical and contemporary. Prerequisite: ENG211.  British Literature Strand.

ENG380 Tutoring: One-to-One (2)
Examines theory and practice in learning and reading/writing processes. Concurrent supervised tutoring experience. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ENG404/LIN404 History of the English Language (4)
Introduces linguistics and evolution of English from its Indo-European roots. Focuses on phonetic, grammatical and semantic changes in English and analyzes texts in Old, Middle and Modern English. Prerequisite: ENG211.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG419 Advanced Studies in Creative Writing (4)
Provides personal direction and group critique of substantial individual writing project in any genre. Proposals for projects are submitted in the fall, two weeks prior to registration, for spring courses. Students assist in teaching ENG212 Introduction to Creative Writing. Prerequisites: appropriate 300-level course(s), senior standing and permission of instructor.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG420 Literary Criticism (4)
Examines theories and applies literary criticism through works of poetry, fiction and drama. Prerequisites: ENG211 and completion of at least four literature courses from the major curriculum­-at least one at the 300 level.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG425 Internship (2-4)
Supervised learning experience combining on-the-job work experience and related academic study in appropriate professional setting for elective credit only. Must be prearranged with supervisor and approved in advance by the Registrar's Office. Prerequisites: junior or senior class standing, previous coursework in field of interest and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

ENG434 Major Figure in American Literature (4)
Studies significant works of one major figure in American literature with in-depth historical and critical treatment. Research, major paper and presentation required. Prerequisite: ENG211.
 
ENG440 The Literary Journal (4)
Focuses on production of literary journal. Students receive hands-on training from initial manuscript selection to design and layout of online journal, and evaluate manuscripts submitted for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Discussion and selected readings center on theories of editing and impact of literary journals on American letters. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of instructor.  Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.

ENG486 Poetics (4)
Examines literary theories of composition and appreciation of poetry from ancient to contemporary times. Focuses on meter, poetic syntax and diction as well as metonymy, ekphrasis and intertextuality. Prerequisite: ENG211. Writing, Rhetoric and/or Theory Strand.
 
ENG491 Senior Seminar: American Literature (4)
Studies authors and texts in American literature with in-depth historical and critical treatment. Includes reflection on methodology and practical aspects of integration of literary studies and Christian faith. Research, major paper and presentation required. Prerequisite: ENG211.
 
ENG492 Senior Seminar: British Literature (4)
Studies authors and texts in British literature with in-depth historical and critical treatment. Includes reflection on methodology and practical aspects of integration of literary studies and Christian faith. Research, major paper and presentation required. Prerequisite: ENG211.
 
ENG493 Senior Seminar: Comparative/Global Literature (4)
Studies authors and texts from beyond America and Britain with in-depth historical and critical treatment.  Includes reflection on methodology and practical aspects of integration of literary studies and Christian faith. Research, major paper and presentation required. Prerequisite: ENG211.