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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 ENGL 101

Introduction to Writing

This course guides students through the writing and research tasks of the university classroom in order to equip them with confidence and the ability to write in a variety of academic genres, including the research paper. Students expand critical thinking skills through reading and writing cognitively complex arguments while also exploring academic voice, style, and vocabulary.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3- 0; 3-0)
2021-2022 ENGL 102

Introduction to Literature and Culture

This course examines literature from a multicultural perspective. In comparing and contrasting works of literature composed in a variety of countries, students will gain cultural literacy, appreciation of universal themes, and understanding of the rich relationship between literature and its historical and situational context. In studying this material, students will develop their critical thinking, research, and writing skills. This course is recommended for students who have come from international contexts.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3- 0 or 3-0)
2021-2022 ENGL 103

Introduction to Fiction

An introductory study of fiction with the purpose of understanding literature and cultivating skills in scholarly research, textual analysis, and academic writing and documentation. Such skills are fostered by closely reading and analyzing works of short fiction and the novel by accomplished prose stylists. Students focus on the distinctive conventions of fiction in order to interpret these works critically, while interacting thoughtfully with themes presented therein; there is a particular focus on analyzing and making use of narrative strategies and rhetorical tools. Students continue to develop their academic prose, with attention to improving foundational grammar, diction, phrasing, organization, and argument-building in the thesis-driven essay.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3- 0; 3-0)
2021-2022 ENGL 104

Introduction to Poetry and Drama

Building on the skills acquired in English 103, an advanced study of poetry and drama with the purpose of understanding literature and cultivating skills in scholarly research, textual analysis, and academic writing and documentation. Such skills are fostered by closely reading and analyzing poems and plays by accomplished writers. Students focus on the distinctive conventions of the genres of poetry and drama in order to interpret these works critically, while interacting thoughtfully with themes presented therein; there is a particular focus on analyzing and making use of effective patterns of language, lyrical and theatrical presentation, and figures of speech. Students continue to develop their academic prose, with attention to advanced grammar, diction, phrasing, organization and argument- building in the thesis-driven essay.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): WRTG 100 or 101 unless exempt at point of admission to the University. (3- 0; 3-0)
2021-2022 ENGL 207

Introduction to Creative Writing

A seminar in the techniques of imaginative writing and in the development of a critical appreciation of the art of writing in its varied forms. This course focuses on free verse poetry, flash fiction, the short story, and short dramatic works.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103 and 104, with a minimum grade of B. (2-1; 2-1)
2021-2022 ENGL 208

Introduction to Creative Writing

A seminar in the techniques of imaginative writing and in the development of a critical appreciation of the art of writing in its varied forms. This course focuses on formal verse poetry, the longer short story and the novel, plus full-length dramatic works.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103 and 104, with a minimum grade of B. (2-1; 2-1)
2021-2022 ENGL 213

Major Authors

A concentrated study of ten to twelve authors from the medieval period to the early eighteenth century, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: Strongly recommended for students intending to major in English.
2021-2022 ENGL 214

Major Authors

The concentrated study of ten to twelve authors from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, including at least two novelists.

Course Credits: 3
NB: ENGL 103, 104. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 ENGL 216

Introduction to Poetry in the Twentieth Century

An introduction to poetry, its forms and conventions, as well as innovations in its development during the twentieth century, with particular representation from the American tradition.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104.
NB: This course may not be taken for credit if ENGL 316 is taken for credit.
2021-2022 ENGL 217

Introduction to Canadian Literature

A historical survey of representative works of Canadian prose, poetry, and drama prior to 1960.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104. )
NB: This course may not be taken for credit if ENGL 317 is taken for credit.
2021-2022 ENGL 218

Studies in Modern Canadian Literature

A study of representative works of modern Canadian poetry, fiction, and drama after 1960.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104.
NB: This course may not be taken for credit if ENGL 318 is taken for credit.
2021-2022 ENGL 219

Studies in Short Fiction

The exploration of shorter narratives, primarily through a study of the short story and novella of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104. )
2021-2022 ENGL 222

Studies in the Novel

Traces the development of the novel written in English through a study of works written between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104.
2021-2022 ENGL 223

Introduction to American Literature

A survey of American literature from the colonial period to the present. Readings will be drawn from major writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Henry James, along with poets such as Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman and essayists Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Jonathan Edwards, all writers of influence in the literary and historical contexts of America.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: This course may not be taken for credit if ENGL 323 is taken for credit.
2021-2022 ENGL 224

Introduction to American Literature: 1850 to the Present

A course in American literature (prose and poetry) from 1850 to the present, emphasizing the continuity of the American literary tradition and focusing on literary analysis of and theoretical perspectives on representative works of the novel, short fiction and essays in their particular conventions. Readings will be drawn from major writers such as Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, Edna St. Vincent Millay, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, Flannery O'Connor, and other writers of influence in the literary and historical contexts of America.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104 (3-0; 3-0)
NB: This course may not be taken for credit if ENGL 324 is taken for credit.
2021-2022 ENGL 231

Classical Backgrounds of English Literature

Readings in Greek and Roman mythology, epic poetry, and short poetry with attention to the cultural and literary context of these works of literature. This course includes the study of selected works of English literature that have been influenced by the Greek and Roman literary tradition.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104. )
NB: Either ENGL 231 or 232 is strongly recommended for English majors.
2021-2022 ENGL 232

Biblical Backgrounds of English Literature

Readings in the various genres of Biblical literature with attention to the cultural and literary context of these works. This course includes the study of selected works of English literature that have been influenced by the Biblical literary tradition.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104. (3-0; 9-0)
NB: Either ENGL 231 or 232 is strongly recommended for English majors.
2021-2022 ENGL 290

Special Topics and Themes in English Literature

This course offers an intensive study of literature focusing on one particular topic or theme. The topical or thematic approach will allow students to explore literary works across time periods and in different genres that address areas of interest in their liberal arts studies, since a semester's study might focus on one of these areas: politics, athletics, religion, art, or ecology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 103, 104. )
2021-2022 ENGL 305

The Grammar of English for TESOL

This course examines the structure, function, and usage of English grammar within the context of language teaching. ENGL 305 is a foundational course for further studies in the TESOL certificate program.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): LING/EDUC 268 or TESOL certificate director's consent.
Cross-listed: LING 305
2021-2022 ENGL 307

The Writing of the Literary Novel

An advanced study and application of the strategies and techniques involved in writing the literary novel.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of B in either ENGL 207 and/or ENGL 208; an English Course focusing on the novel is strongly recommended (e.g. ENGL 222, 371, 482).