UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

ENGLISH



Estella Lauter, Chairperson
Department Office: Radford Hall 218
Department Telephone: 920-424-2205

Code 38 or ENGLISH

I. FACULTY

Baker, Chiu, Dingledine, Feldman, Espinosa-Aguilar, Flaherty, Helmers, Hill, Hoefel, Hostetler, Johnson, Klemp, Landry, Lauter, Maguire, Moore, Ngaboh-Smart, Nuernberg, Rindo, Roberts, Roy, Shaffer.

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in English can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)
As part of the University's assessment plan, the department has established the following goals: majors in English will be able to comprehend familiar and unfamiliar texts; compare and contrast texts; write interpretive essays in effective prose; use reading and writing to address a wide variety of topics; articulate a critically informed, carefully reasoned position; find the kinds of information that are relevant to the problems being addressed; write and respond creatively; revise their own work and edit the work of others. Progress toward these goals will be assessed in a portfolio of student work, a senior seminar and an exit interview.

2. THE MAJOR(S)
The Department offers a choice of 2 majors. These are: 1) Liberal Arts, 2) Secondary Education.

3. THE MINOR(S)
The Department offers 2 minor(s): 1) Liberal Arts, 2) Secondary Education.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade of ?C? (2.00) in each course counted toward the English major or minor.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

English
  • English 281 Introduction to English Studies 3 cr.
  • English 381 Foundations of Literary Criticism 3 cr.
  • English 481 Senior Seminar in English Studies 3 cr.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. LIBERAL ARTS ENGLISH MAJOR
Recommended for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree and have a potential interest in graduate study or pre-professional study such as law, social work, government service.

Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the three Core Courses:

AREA A. Four Literature Courses at the 300 level or above. One course must be chosen from each of the four groups.

  • Group 1:  The English Literary Tradition, including English 340, 342, 351, 353, 355, 356, 362, 363, 364 or 369.

  • Group II:  The American Literary Tradition, including English 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379 or 380.

  • Group III:  Major Figures, including English 344, 346, 347 or 448.

  • Group IV:  Women's, American Ethnic, and/or Post-Colonial Literature, including English 319, 332, 345, 349, 358, 361, 367, 370, 371 or 391. (Appropriate sections of English 331 and 376 count toward this requirement with the signature of the chair.)

AREA B. One course in Linguistics or Rhetoric that focuses on persuasive, communicative, social and structural aspects of language, including, English 301, 320, 322, 341, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387 or 452.

AREA C. One course in creative writing, including English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330 or 405.

AREA D. One course in cultural studies, including English 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 339, 350, 354, 357, 366, 382, 390, 391 or 482.

Two Electives in English at or above the 300 level in any area.

Comment:
Majors may create emphases in any of the above areas within the major by choosing their courses carefully with the help of a departmental advisor. English majors with an emphasis in Liberal Arts will want to consider supplementing their major with appropriate studies in Art, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Philosophy and Speech.

2. SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGLISH
MAJOR
Recommended for students who are preparing to teach secondary school or who are planning further graduate study in Education.

Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the three Core Courses:

AREA A. Five Literature Courses at the 300 level or above. At least one of these courses must be from each of the four areas, below.

  • Group I:  The English Literary tradition, including English 340, 342, 351, 353, 355, 356, 362, 363, 364 or 369. English 344 and English 346 may count toward this requirement with the signature of the chair.

  • Group II:  The American Literary Tradition, including English 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379 or 380.

  • Group III:  Shakespeare, English 347 or 448.

  • Group IV:  Two courses: Literature by Women, American ethnic writers and/or post-colonial writers, including English 319, 332, 345, 349, 358, 367, 370, 371 or 391.

AREA B. One course in Linguistics: Modern Grammars, English 301.

AREA C. One course in creative writing, including English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330 or 405.

AREA D. One course in cultural studies, including English 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 339, 350, 354, 357, 366, 382, 390, 391 or 482.

AREA E. One course in adolescent literature, including English 223 or Educational Leadership 303.


Comment: English 307 meets the upper level University Composition requirement but does not count toward the unit (cr.) requirements for the English Major.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. LIBERAL ARTS ENGLISH MINOR
Recommended for students who wish to supplement a major within a related field of the Humanities.

Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum

Required Courses: Students minoring in English may choose one of four options: creative writing, rhetoric, literature, or linguistics. Each option requires a minimum of 21 units (crs.).

Students becoming secondary education teachers who wish to teach English as an additional subject in grades 6-12 must choose the Secondary Education English Minor, which is 27 units (crs.).

CREATIVE WRITING
  • 3 units (crs.): English 281, Introduction to English Studies
  • 12 units (crs.): Four of the following: English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330, 385 and 405.
  • 6 units (crs.): Two of the following: English 327, 331, 333, 345, 347, 349 354, 366, 372, 376, 378, 379 and 380.

RHETORIC
  • 3 units (crs.): English 281
  • Educational Foundations 15 units (crs.): Four or Five of the following: English 301, 322, 354, 381, 382, 383, 386 and 387.
  • 3-6 units (crs.): One or Two of the following: English 303, 308, 317 and 385.

LITERATURE
  • 3 units (crs.): English 281
  • 12 units (crs.): Four literature courses, one in each of four areas of the Liberal Arts Major, above:
A. I. The English Literary Tradition, including English 340, 342, 351, 353, 355, 356, 362, 363, 364 or 369.
A. II. The American Literary Tradition, including English 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379 or 380.
A. III. Major Figures, including English 344, 346, 347 or 448.
A. IV. Women’s, American Ethnic, and/or Post-Colonial Literature, including English 319, 332, 345, 349, 358, 370, 371 or 391. (Appropriate sections of English 331 count toward this requirement with the signature of the chair.)
  • 3 units (crs.): One course in Area D, cultural studies, including English 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 339, 350, 354, 357, 366, 382, 391 or 482.
  • 3 units (crs.): One additional literature course in English at or above the 300 level.

LINGUISTICS
  • 3 units (crs.): English 281
  • 3 units (crs.): One of the following: English 301 or 383.
  • 3 units (crs.): Proficiency in a foreign language, demonstrated by passing a 300-level course in French, Spanish, or German, or by passing a fourth term course in Russian or Japanese. (This requirement is waived for students whose native language is other than English. These students must add a third course in either of the categories below.)
  • 6 units (crs.): Two of the following: English 320, 341, 384 or 452.
  • 6 units (crs.): Two of the following: Anthropology 102, 272 or 274; Computer Science 381; Mathematics 122; Philosophy 202, 316 or 422; French 303 or 312; German 312 or 314; Spanish 307 or 312; or Communication 358.

2. SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGLISH MINOR
Recommended for students who wish to teach English as an additional subject in grades 6-12.
Required Units (crs.): 27 minimum.
  • 3 units (crs.): English 281
  • 12 units (crs.): Area A: Four required literature courses.

I. One course in English literature before 1900, including English 340, 342, 344, 346, 351, 353, 355, 356, 362, 363, 364 or 369.

II. One course in American literature, including English 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379 or 380.

III. One course in Shakespeare, including English 347 or 448.

IV. One course in literature by women, American ethnic and/or post-colonial writers, including English 319, 332, 345, 349, 358, 367, 370, 371 or 391.
  • 3 units (crs.): Area B: One linguistics course, English 301
  • 3 units (crs.): Area C: One course in creative writing, including English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330 or 405.
  • 3 units (crs.): Area D: One course in cultural studies, including English 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 339, 350, 354, 357, 366, 382, 391 or 482.

V. One of the following: English 223 or Educational Leadership 303.

Comment:
English 307 meets the University Composition Requirement but does not count toward the unit (cr.) requirements for the English Minor.

VIII. COURSE OFFERINGS

English 100 3 units (crs.)
Foundations of College English
A course designed to develop competencies in the fundamentals of English grammar, usage, sentence structure, and paragraph writing. Through individualized instruction and tutoring, students placed in English 100 are prepared, upon satisfactory completion, to enter English 101. Units (crs.) earned in English 100 do not apply toward the 42 unit (cr.) general education requirement or toward the minimum 120 units (crs.) required for graduation. Pass/Fail course.

English 101 3 units (crs.)
College English I (EN)
A theme-based inquiry course designed primarily to develop the understanding and skills needed to read and write intelligently at the college level. Some attention is given to responsible handling of research materials. Successful completion of English 101 fulfills the first level of the General Education composition requirement. Successful completion of specifically designated sections will fulfill the Theme-based Inquiry Seminar requirement.

English 110 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Composition (EN)
A theme-based Inquiry Seminar for eligible students, designed to enhance writing ability, focus on critical and interpretive reading, and introduce basic university research procedures. Prerequisite: Score of 29 or higher on the English ACT exam, placement through the Wisconsin English Placement Test (WEPT) if seats are available or participant in the University Honors program. Substitutes for English 101.

English 111 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Critical Reading and Writing (EN)
A theme-based Inquiry Seminar in critical reading and writing designed to challenge the advanced academic abilities of University Honors. Students will read Great Books of the Western World including Plato, Sophocles, The Bible and Shakespeare; students will be asked to critically evaluate what they have read and to produce written reports. Prerequisite: University Honors program. Substitutes for English 101.

English 121 3 units (crs.)
English for the Non-Native Speaker
A course for students for whom English is a second language designed to develop advanced communication skills in reading and writing, with emphasis on grammar. Units (crs.) will be granted toward graduation only if the student takes the course as part of his or her first thirty units (crs.) and earns a grade of B or better.

English 202 3 units (crs.)
College English II (EN)
A composition course designed to develop advanced writing abilities in more complex essay forms, in critical analysis of writing, and in the study and application of university level research skills.

English 203 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Advanced Expository Writing (EN)
A second composition course, for University Honors students not required by their majors to take English 307, 309, 310 or 321. Designed to develop advanced writing and analytical reading abilities in the more complex essay forms encountered in upper-level courses in the students' majors and in other University Honors courses. Emphasis on group discussions in a seminar format, interdisciplinary study, and independent research. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent and University Honors program.

All of the following 200 level literature courses contain a writing component and satisfy the general education requirement in literature unless otherwise noted.

English 204 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Creative Writing
An introduction to a number of creative written and/or graphic genres including poems, concrete poems, prose-poems, short stories, short short stories, cartoons, plays, and graphic novels, plus approaches to reading and writing about related texts. Does not fulfill General Education Humanities requirement. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent.

English 210 3 units (crs.)
Classical and Medieval Literature (HU)
A study of the literature from antiquity to the Renaissance, which may include classical works of Greece, Rome, Britain, and continental Europe. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 211 3 units (crs.)
British Literature I (HU)
A study of English literature from its beginnings to 1800. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 212 3 units (crs.)
British Literature II (HU)
A study of English literature from 1800 to present. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 213 3 units (crs.)
American Literature I (HU)
A study of American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 214 3 units (crs.)
American Literature II (HU)
A study of American literature from the Civil War to 1950. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 219 3 units (crs.)
African American Literature (HU-ES)
A survey of the various forms of literature through which African-Americans have contributed to the diversity of American life and literature. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 220 3 units (crs.)
Native American Literature (NW-ES)
A study of the literature written by Native Americans in its cultural and social context. Meets University Non-Western requirement. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 221 3 units (crs.)
Asian American Literature (HU,ES)
An introductory survey of contemporary Asian American literature, emphasizing the historical and cultural contexts out of which it emerges. May include poetry, short stories, memoirs, drama and novels by a variety of Asian American writers. Focuses on themes and questions raised regarding gender, class, national origins and identity. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent.

English 223 3 units (crs.)
Literature for Young Adults
A study of literature written for young people. Required for Secondary Education English majors and minors. Does not fulfill General Education Humanities requiremens. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent.

English 224 3 units (crs.)
Women in Literature (HU)
Representations of women and female experiences in literature. A variety of genres and historical periods may be covered from American, British, and/or colonial literatures. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Cross-listed: English 224/Women's Studies 224. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

English 225 3 units (crs.)
Modern British Literature (HU)
A study of works by 20th Century British writers. Primarily for non-majors. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 226 3 units (crs.)
Modern American Literature: Optional Content (HU)
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of works by modern American writers. Primarily for non-majors. Prerequisite: English 101 equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 227 3 units (crs.)
Modern World Literature (HU)
A study of works by modern world authors, in English or English translation. This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Recommended for non-majors. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 228 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Modern American Literature (HU)
A study of works by 20th Century American writers. Recommended for non-majors in the University Honors Program. Substantially the same content as English 226, but with a greater emphasis on student participation and individualized study. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 231 3 units (crs.)
Literature and Film (HU)
A study of some significant literary works in conjunction with their film adaptations to compare artistic representations. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 238 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to the Literature of India (NW)
A study of significant literary works of India in their cultural contexts. All texts are in English or English translation. Meets University non-Western requirement. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 239 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Chinese Literature (NW)
A study of works by selected Chinese essayists, poets, novelists, and short story writers from the Classical Age to the present. All texts are in English translation. Meets University non-Western requirement. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.
English 240 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Japanese Literature (NW)
A survey of selected Japanese works from the classical period to the present. All texts are in English translation. Meets University non-Western requirement. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 247 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Shakespeare (HU)
Introduction to Shakespeare is a course for non-English majors. It will cover several of the best-known plays as such Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, and Henry IV. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Writing assignments will be required.

English 281 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to English Studies
An introduction of the many facets of English Study, including literary theory, multicultural literature, and approaches to reading and writing about a variety of texts, such as fiction, poetry, essays, film, and others. This is a required course for all English majors. Does not fulfill the General Education Humanities requirements. Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent, and one of the following: English 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 219, 220, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231 or 247.

English 301 3 units (crs.)
Modern Grammars
Intensive study of English grammar, sentence structure and mechanics. Designed for students preparing to teach English and for others who desire to master fundamentals of the language. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 301/501

English 302 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Composition: Writing About the Humanities (EN)
An advanced composition course designed to enhance proficiency in critical reading and thinking and in expository writing on issues relevant to the Humanities and Fine Arts. Recommended for majors in any of the Humanities and Fine Arts. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair.

English 303 3 units (crs.)
Creative Writing: Fiction I
A course designed to provide opportunity for analysis of original student writing through a seminar or workshop approach. Assigned readings of professional fiction as well as selected student samples are offered for in-class discussion and critique. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of department chair. 303/503

English 304 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Fiction Writing
A course designed to provide further opportunity for analysis and critique of students' creative fiction. Class structure, requirements, and assignments are similar to English 303, but greater emphasis is placed on the scope and development of work. Prerequisite: English 303 or consent of department chair. 304/504

English 305 3 units (crs.)
Creative Writing: Poetry I
A course designed to provide a workshop approach to student writing and analysis. Student poetry is given constructive in-class critique. Requirements include a minimum of one original poem each week and outside reading in contemporary poetry, with attention to form and content. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 305/505

English 306 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Poetry Writing
A course designed to provide further opportunity, through a workshop approach, for close analysis and critique of student writing. Class structure, requirements, and assignments are similar to English 305, but each student is expected to demonstrate increased proficiencies in the discovery and development of a personal style. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 306/506

English 307 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Composition for Secondary Education (EN)
An advanced composition course for Secondary Education English majors and minors, designed to develop further skills in analyzing and researching contemporary uses of written English. Attention is also given to the writing process as it is employed in the secondary classroom. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair.

English 308 3 units (crs.)
Autobiography: Theory and Practice
The course is designed to explore the definition and expression of personal identity through the genre of autobiography. There will be three areas of focus: the composition of an autobiography by the students, primary readings of autobiographies, and writing and language theory about the construction of narrative and the representation of the self through writing. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 308/508

English 309 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Composition for Business (EN)
An advanced composition course for Business majors, designed to enhance proficiency in critical reading and thinking and in expository writing on issues relevant to business. Attention is also given to business communications such as correspondence, reports, and resumes. Required of Business majors. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair.

English 310 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Advanced Composition for Business (EN)
An advanced composition course, equivalent to English 309, for Business majors enrolled in the University Honors program. This course is designed to enhance proficiency in critical reading and thinking and in expository writing on issues relevant to business. Emphasis is on small-group projects and individualized study. Honors students who complete English 101 or English 110 and English 310 have completed the General Education composition requirement. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair.

English 316 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Composition: Writing About the Social Sciences (EN)
An advanced composition course, designed to enhance proficiency in reading and thinking and in expository writing on issues relevant to the social sciences. Recommended for majors in any of the social sciences. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair.

English 317 3 units (crs.)
Technical Writing (EN)
An elective composition course, designed to develop proficiency in writing technical and scientific reports and articles related to students' areas of specialization. Recommended by some major departments. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair. 317/517

English 318 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Composition: Writing About the Sciences (EN)
An advanced composition course for Science majors, designed to enhance proficiency in critical reading and thinking and in expository writing on issues relevant to the sciences with additional emphasis on research. Recommended for majors in the sciences and mathematics. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair.

English 319 3 units (crs.)
African American Literature II: Optional Content (ES)
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Studies may include African American literature of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, oral tradition poetry, and surrounding cultural materials. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 319/519

English 320 3 units (crs.)
Psycholinguistics
An introduction to the study of mental processes involved in listening to, speaking and learning language. Particular attention is given to language acquisition and development and the implications of psycholinguistics for the children learning to speak, read, and write. Prerequisite: English 301 or English 383. 320/520

English 321 3 units (crs.)
Advanced Composition for Elementary Education Majors (EN)
An advanced composition course for Elementary Education majors, also usually taken by Special Education majors. Designed to develop advanced abilities in expository writing, in research writing, and in the study of the American English language. Prerequisite: 60 units (crs.) (including English 101 or equivalent) or consent of department chair.

English 322 3 units (crs.)
Theories of Writing
A study of cognitive, social, rhetorical, and historical influences on the writing process. This course will cover the major theoretical perspectives in the field of composition and their application to the teaching, learning, and practice of writing. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 322/522

English 324 3 units (crs.)
Gender in Literature: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the director. A study of literature from various periods illustrating gender roles in their cultural and social contexts. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed: English 324/Women's Studies 324.

English 326 3 units (crs.)
Studies in Classical Mythology
A survey of Greek and Roman mythology and its influence on Western literature and art. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

English 327 3 units (crs.)
Detective Fiction
A study of detective fiction in the short story and the novel. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

English 329 3 units (crs.)
Creative Writing: Playwriting I
A workshop in playwriting, focusing on the distinctive qualities of theatrical representation and the basic skills of dialogue, plot, and collaboration with supporting theater artists. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 329/529

English 330 3 units (crs.)
Creative Writing: Playwriting II
An advanced workshop in playwriting focusing intensively on student writing with invited feedback from directors, designers, dramaturgs, and other writers. Students will complete a one-act play or other proposed project. Prerequisite: English 329 or consent of instructor. 330/530

English 331 3 units (crs.)
Contemporary Literature: Optional Content (ES)
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Studies in poetry and fiction from the past 25 years. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 331/531

English 332 3 units (crs.)
Early Women Writers: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of women writers before 1900. The content will vary from term to term, and may include such subjects as Ancient Women Writers, Medieval Women Writers, Renaissance Women Writers, Early American Women Writers, and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. Cross-listed: English 332/Women's Studies 332. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.
English 333 3 units (crs.)
Twentieth Century Poetry
A seminar focusing on the themes, technical innovations, and theories of influential early and mid-20th century poets. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 333/533

English 334 3 units (crs.)
Wisconsin in Literature
Studies in Wisconsin literature, legends, and lore. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

English 335 3 units (crs.)
Personal Narratives: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Studies may include biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, journals, oral history interviews and/or as-told-to-narratives. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 335/535

English 336 3 units (crs.)
The Bible as Literature
The principal literary genres of the Old and New Testaments, emphasizing thematic content and historical background. The text studied is the King James Version. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 336/536

English 337 3 units (crs.)
Early Twentieth-Century Drama
A study of Naturalist and Expressionist drama of the early 20th Century emphasizing English and Continental drama and the Irish Renaissance. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 337/537

English 339 3 units (crs.)
Contemporary British and Continental Drama
Contemporary British and Continental Drama, including Theatre of the Absurd, Theatre of Cruelty, Epic Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Panic Theatre. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 339/539

English 340 3 units (crs.)
Arthurian Legend and Romance
A study of the Arthurian legend from the earliest sources, the development of Arthurian Romance cycles, and the influence of the legend in other British literature. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

English 341 3 units (crs.)
History of the English Language
The history of modern English focusing on vocabulary, dialects, kindred languages, grammar, and pronunciation. Includes an introduction to Old and Middle English. Prerequisite: English 301. 341/541

English 342 3 units (crs.)
Literature of the Romantic Era: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of major figures, genres, and themes from the Romantic Era, 1798-1836, with special attention given to critical reading and analytical skills. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 342/542

English 343 3 units (crs.)
Nature Writing
A course in reading and writing about the natural world. Writers discussed may include Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and others. Student writing will represent a significant portion of the coursework. Writing assignments may include essays on natural history, journal entries, environmental advocacy pieces, eco-fiction, and others consistent with the focus of the course. Cross-listed: English 343/Environmental Studies 343. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. English 343/543.

English 344 3 units (crs.)
Milton
Milton's major and minor poems and selected prose writings in relation to the background of the literature and his times. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 344/544

English 345 3 units (crs.)
Twentieth-Century Women Writers: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Studies in literature written by women in the 20th century, with emphasis on works by contemporary authors. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed: English 345/Women's Studies 345.

English 346 3 units (crs.)
Chaucer and His Age
A study of the major works in medieval English literature with emphasis on Chaucer. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 346/546

English 347 3 units (crs.)
Shakespeare I
Selected major plays in relation to dramatic conventions of the Renaissance and to modern productions. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 347/547

English 349 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Twentieth-Century Women Authors
Studies in literature by American and British women writers of the 20th century, with emphasis on works by contemporary authors. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

English 350 3-4 units (crs.)
Literary Study Tour: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A course in British, American, or post-colonial literature which includes a conducted tour of sites in England, the U.S., or other regions pertinent to the focus the tour takes in any given year. Offered jointly by the English Department and the Division of Continuing Education. Itineraries, special course fees, and specific course requirements will be available whenever the course is offered. 350/550

English 351 3 units (crs.)
Medieval Literature: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of medieval literature including such subjects as Anglo-Saxon literature, Nordic literature, Icelandic Sagas, non-Chaucerian Middle English, Medieval drama, and Monastic literature. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 351/551

English 353 3 units (crs.)
The English Renaissance, 1485-1660
A study of the significant plays, poetry, and prose with emphasis on More, Spenser, Marlowe, Jonson, Bacon, Donne, and upon the Cavaliers and the Metaphysicals. Excludes Shakespeare. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 353/553

English 354 3 units (crs.)
Rhetoric, Culture, and Travel
study of travel narratives that investigates issues of representation, construction of self and others, and assumptions about culture, customs, and behavior. Fiction and nonfiction will be considered, as well as films, photographs, advertisements, and maps. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 354/554

English 355 3 units (crs.)
Early British Drama
A study of representative plays from the medieval, early modern, and/or Restoration periods. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 355/555

English 356 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle and signature of the department chair, it may be taken twice. This study of English drama will focus on one of a variety of topics relevant to medieval, early-modern, and/or Restoration periods, such as The Early-modern Theater as Political space, The Drama of Revenge, Early-modern Drama as Colonialist Discourse, or Problematizing Gender in Medieval, Early-modern, and Restoration drama. Prerequisite: English 281.

English 357 3 units (crs.)
Literature and Other Arts: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Different versions of the course will address a literary theme, period or genre in relation to a specific form of visual, aural or performing art. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 357/557

English 358 3 units (crs.)
Postcolonial African Literature: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. This course presents a selection of African prose, poetry, and drama that constructs the literary tradition of newly independent African countries in the 20th century. Among topics to be covered are nationalism, identity, gender, and oral traditions. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 358/558

English 361 3 units (crs.)
Asian American Literature: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. This course will concentrate on different themes or different Asian American cultures or different periods of development in the body of literature. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 361/561

English 362 3 units (crs.)
British Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Genres covered may include poetry, essays, satire, and/or drama of the long eighteenth century (1660-1837); topics covered may include imperialism, nationalism, gender, class, and/or racial issues, country life versus city life, Enlightenment, revolution, and literary professionalism. The course may or may not cover the entire period of the long eighteenth century. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 362/562

English 363 3 units (crs.)
Eighteenth Century English Novel
A study of the novel before 1800: Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne and Smollett; the development of the historical romance, Gothic romance, and the novel of manners. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 363/563

English 364 3 units (crs.)
Nineteenth-Century English Novel
A study of the English novel from 1800 to 1900: Austen, Scott, Bronte, Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot, Meredith, and Hardy. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 364/564

English 365 3 units (crs.)
Modern British Fiction: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of 20th century British fiction. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 365/565

English 366 3 units (crs.)
Science Fiction
An examination of major 20th-century works in science fiction. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

English 367 3 units (crs.)
African Literature (NW)
A course on the culture and literature of African national communities. The focus will be on authors from various national communities whose writings have significantly shaped African literature. This course will include works by both men and women. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed: English 367/African-American Studies 367. 367/567

English 369 3 units (crs.)
Victorian Poetry and Prose
A study of the major poets and prose writers of the Victorian era. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 369/569

English 370 3 units (crs.)
Native American Literature II: Optional Content (ES)
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Studies may include Native American literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries, oral tradition, poetry, and surrounding cultural materials. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 370/570

English 371 3 units (crs.)
African American Women Writers: Optional Content (ES)
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair/director. An examination of work by African American women writers such as Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, Paule Marshall and others. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed: English 371/Women's Studies 371. English 371/571

English 372 1-3 units (crs.)
American Short Story: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of major writers and their techniques from Poe to the present. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 372/572

English 373 3 units (crs.)
Colonial and Federalist Literature
American writing from the beginning through the early years of the Republic. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 373/573

English 374 3 units (crs.)
American Romanticism
A study of writers such as Emerson, Fuller, Thoreau, Irving, Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Stowe, and/or others. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 374/574

English 375 3 units (crs.)
American Realism and Naturalism
Studies of American prose from the Civil War to World War I: Twain, Howells, Adams, James, Crane, and others. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 375/575

English 376 3 units (crs.)
Twentieth-Century Literature: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Studies of fiction, poetry, drama, and criticism from 1920 to the present. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 376/576

English 377 3 units (crs.)
Major Figures of American Fiction, 1800-1865: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of one, two or three writers from this period, such as Irving, Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Stowe. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 377/577

English 378 3 units (crs.)
Modern American Novel: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. A study of the development of the American novel after 1920. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 378/578

English 379 3 units (crs.)
American Poetry: From Whitman to the Present
A study of the development of American poetry from Whitman to contemporary poets. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 379/579

English 380 3 units (crs.)
American Drama
American drama from Eugene O'Neill to the present. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 380/580

English 381 3 units (crs.)
Foundations of Literary Criticism
An analysis of critical theories and their influence from the Greeks and Romans to the present; application of these theories to selected literary texts. Prerequisite: English 281. 381/581

English 382 3 units (crs.)
Contemporary Cultural Mythology: Optional Content
An introduction to types of cultural studies that emphasizes the range of interpretations of everyday texts and events. The course features criticism such as structuralism, semiotics, and feminism and application of theories to selected literary texts. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 382/582

English 383 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to English Linguistics
An introduction to sounds, word forms, and sentence structures of English. Special emphasis on theories of grammar affecting today's classroom. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 383/583

English 384 3 units (crs.)
Sociolinguistics
An introduction to theories and methodologies that describe variation in language. Special attention will be given to the social factors that affect language use, language policy, and attitudes toward language in education and everyday interaction. Prerequisite: English 301 or 383. 384/584

English 385 3 units (crs.)
Computers and Writing
In this course, students will explore the potential effects of computers on the writing process and on writing pedagogy. We will survey the research on the effects of computers on the social and cognitive aspects of writing, and we will study some theoretical works that attempt to predict the ways in which writing will continue to change in an increasingly computer-rich society. Students will analyze and critique hypertextual essays and stories, and will compose hypertexts of their own. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor.

English 386 3 units (crs.)
The Rhetoric of Literature
A rhetorical approach analyzes literature as a persuasive device. In this course, students will read a variety of literary works and discuss the personal and social viewpoints and biases that these works reveal; explore theoretical and psychological studies of the nature of narrative as a discursive act; and discuss the rhetorical power of literature as compared with other forms of discourse that are more commonly thought of as "rhetorical." Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 386/586

English 387 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle and signature of the department chair, it may be taken twice. This study of English drama will focus on one of a variety of topics relevant to medieval, early-modern, and/or Restoration periods, such as The Early-modern Theater as Political space, The Drama of Revenge, Early-modern Drama as Colonialist Discourse, or Problematizing Gender in Medieval, Early-modern, and Restoration drama. Prerequisite: English 281.

English 390 3 units (crs.)
Film and Literary Studies: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, and the signature of the department chair, it may be taken twice. The course will examine the relationship between film, literature and the culture in which and for which they are produced. Films that adapt novels, short stories, and/or plays will be examined, and films themselves will be examined as texts. A brief review of artistic terms (with regard to writers and film makers) will be provided. These will be the tools used to discuss how the artists affect us in terms of theme, plot, characterization, mood and imagery. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 390/590

English 391 3 units (crs.)
Gay and Lesbian Literature: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. An examination of lesbian and gay literature, with emphasis on work by contemporary authors. Readings will be arranged thematically, with particular attention to identity politics and to the AIDS epidemic. Prerequisite: English 281. Cross-listed: English 391/Women's Studies 391.

English 392 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics in Literature: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. The course focuses on topics that cross generic, temporal, and/or regional boundaries. Possible topics to be covered include gothicism; sex, sensibility and romanticism; subjectivity, identity, and agency; and the literature of aging. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 392/592

English 402 3 units (crs.)
Internship
Students will work outside at an internship site approved by the instructor. In addition, students will meet weekly to address issues related to professional development and the workplace environment. At these weekly meetings, students will discuss assigned readings on a range of topics such as diversity in the workplace and writing in a professional setting. Students will present a summary report of their internship experience at the end of the term. Prerequisite: English 281, English major with junior standing, minimum 3.25 grade point average in major and consent of instructor.

English 405 3 units (crs.)
Creative Writing: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. Advanced study in creative writing, which may include workshops in experimental fiction or avant-garde forms, novel writing, publishing, and/or chapbook production. Prerequisite: A 300-level creative writing course or consent of instructor. 405/605

English 446 1-3 units (crs.)
Independent Study
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

English 448 3 units (crs.)
Shakespeare II: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with the signature of the department chair. An intensive seminar in the advanced study of Shakespeare's works; focus may be on one of a variety of topics and/or approaches to Shakespearean drama. Prerequisite: English 347. 448/648

English 452 3 units (crs.)
Applied Linguistics
A survey of how research in linguistics can be used to solve human problems. While the focus will be on second language acquisition, language teaching, and testing, other possible topics include language planning and forensic linguistics. Prerequisite: English 301 or 383. 452/652

English 456 1-3 units (crs.)
Related Readings
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

English 474 1-6 units (crs.)
Honors: Thesis
Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors-level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be ‘Honors Thesis.' Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: University Honors program and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.).

English 481 3 units (crs.)
Seminar in English Studies: Optional Content
An intensive capstone seminar emphasizing synthesis and evaluation of work completed in English major. Seminar paper and portfolio self-assessment required. Prerequisite: English 381 and senior standing.

English 482 3 units (crs.)
Recent Literary Criticism: Optional Content
This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle and the signature of the department chair, it may be taken twice. Students will analyze one or more major schools of interpretation. Theoretical works by major critical figures will be read and theories will be applied to selected texts. Prerequisite: English 281and 381. 482/682
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