English

Professors

Scott Boltwood, Chair

Kathleen R. Chamberlain

Nicole Drewitz-Crockett

Felicia Mitchell

Mary Ellis Rice

Jennifer Krause

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ENGL 100 : Foundations of Writing

Review of writing skills expected in college-level courses, including ability to write clear and correct Standard English prose in paragraphs and short essays. A student enrolled in English 100 must earn a grade of at least C- in order to take 101.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 101 : Writing

Development of writing skills necessary for academic work at all levels, including skills in rhetoric, grammar,electronic research, and documentation. At least a C- is required to fulfill the college's writing requirement.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 199 : Writing Review

Review and practice in grammar and writing skills expected of successful college graduates. For students referred to English 199, the course becomes a graduation requirement. At least a C- is required in order to receive credit for the course if a student is formally referred to the course.

Semester Hours

1

ENGL 200 : Reading & Writing About Literature

Instruction in reading and analyzing literature, writing academic discourse, and using electronic research and documentation. Introduction to different genres and selected critical theories. English majors should complete this course before the end of the sophomore year. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Interpreting Texts. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Written Communication in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 230 : Introduction to Creative Writing

The writing of poetry, fiction, and other creative projects; instruction in reading literary texts with attention to the crafts of poetry, prose (fiction and nonfiction), and drama. Development of workshop practice and instruction in research for creative purposes.

Prerequisites

101 or permission of instructor.

ENGL 231 : Introduction to Poetry

Introduction to the reading and enjoyment of poetry through the study of poems from selected time periods and diverse cultural traditions. English majors in the creative writing track are encouraged to take this course prior to English 322.This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Interpreting Texts.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 232 : Introduction to Short Fiction

Introduction to short fiction, including stories and short novels, with attention to a variety of forms from classical narrative to fantasy and expressionism. English majors in the creative writing track are encouraged to take this course prior to English 323. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Interpreting Texts.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 233 : Introduction to Drama

Introduction to drama, with a focus on the literary issues specific to drama as a form of narrative; consideration of dramatic genre and theory, and some attention to staging and performance, with an introduction to important playwrights of the tradition. English majors in the creative writing track are encouraged to take this course prior to English 325X.This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Interpreting Texts.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 234 : Introduction to Film

Introduction to film techniques and conventions; consideration of social, artistic, and historical contexts of films,how they shape and are shaped by their time; and systematic exploration of such influential film genres as silent film, documentary, film noir, New Cinema, and auteur analysis.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 250 : Major British Writers I

Introduction to earlier British literature with attention to selected works by authors including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson. English majors should complete this course before the end of the sophomore year.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 251 : Major British Writers II

Introduction to later British literature with attention to selected works by authors including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, G. Eliot, Woolf, Yeats, and T.S. Eliot. English majors should complete this course before the end of the sophomore year.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 255 : Major Us Writers I

Survey of writing in the United States through World War I, with attention to selected works by Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Douglass, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, Chopin, and Dreiser that introduce students to American Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 256 : Major US Writers II

Survey of writing in the United States after World War I, with attention to selected American authors from Eliot,Hemingway, Moore, and Fitzgerald to the present.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 317 : Lit for Children & Young Adults

Survey of traditional and modern texts for children and young adults, with attention to multicultural social contexts, genre, and developmental stages in reading. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Interpreting Texts.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 321 : Advanced Expository Writing

Reading and writing longer forms of exposition, persuasion, narration, and analysis, with emphasis on clarity of style, argument, and advanced editing and research skills. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Written Communication in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 322 : Writing Poetry

The writing of poetry, with attention to traditional prosody and innovations in contemporary poetry. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 323 : Writing Prose Fiction

The writing of prose fiction, with emphasis on techniques of characterization, voice, plot development, and theme. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 325X : Introduction to Playwriting

Introduction to the major components of writing for the stage; emphasis on dramatic action, character, and dialogue; tools and techniques of playwriting; focus on the imagination and creativity of the student through the development of the one-act play.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 326 : Creative Nonfiction Workshop

The study of creative nonfiction, with inspiration from writing based on topics from personal narratives to the natural world. The composition of original writing inspired by personal and professional interests for a range of publications, from journals to blogs. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 328 : Nature Writing

The writing and study of nature writing as a genre and pertinent literary forms, with attention to writing from Thoreau, Carlson, Leopold, Abbey, Berry, Lopez, Dillard, and Bass. This course is taken as part of the Semester-ATrail Program. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 332 : Critical Perspectives in Lit

An applied study of critical perspectives on literature and related literary theories, including New Criticism, New Historicism, Feminism, Postcolonialism, Structuralism, and others. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Critical Thinking in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 333 : Linguistics

Overview of general linguistic theories, including applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Nature, development, and acquisition of both first and second languages including knowledge of phonological, morphological, and semantic aspects of English and their impact on the development of vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical competence. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Quantitative Literacy in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 350 : Special Topics

Selected topics within any area of literature, comparative cultures and literature, criticism, and creative writing.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 360 : Shakespeare

Representative comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances from his early, middle, and late periods, studied in the context of cultural and dramatic history and the Elizabethan theatre.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 362 : Studies in Major Authors

A study of the works, life, and culture of a single major author in the Anglophone tradition. Possible topics include Austen, Chaucer, Dickens, Faulkner, Milton, Woolf. May be repeated for credit.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 364 : Studies in Literary Traditions:

Study of a selected ethnic, national, regional, or cultural literary tradition. Rotating traditions will include Multiethnic American, Irish, women's, Southern, and Appalachian traditions. May be repeated for credit.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101.

ENGL 450 : Senior Seminar

Analysis of a selected topic in literature with related study of genre and schools of critical theory. Students in the literature and secondary education tracks complete a critical project. Students in the creative writing track may elect to complete a combined critical-creative project. Evaluation of student presentations by members of the English Department. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Oral Communication in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

for seniors in the English major only, except with permission of department chair.

ENGL 460 : Independent Study

Advanced independent research in a special area of literature and criticism, or a creative writing project, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

departmental approval.

ENGL 470 : Internship I

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

departmental approval.

ENGL 471 : Internship II

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

departmental approval.

ENGL 490 : Honors Project

Independent research in a special topic for honors.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

senior status, GPA of 3.

ENGL 491 : Honors Project

Independent research in a special topic for honors.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

senior status, GPA of 3.

ENGL 565 : Literature and Culture

Major texts of African American, Native American, Asian American, and Hispanic writers, examined in historical and literary contexts.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 570 : Literary Genres

A theoretical and critical introduction to the literary genres of poetry, prose fiction, prose, and drama, with selected readings of each.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 575 : Creative Writing

Development and sharing of advanced projects in fiction, poetry, and drama, along with readings of contemporary writers.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 580 : Creative Dramatics

Techniques for using drama in the classroom, as well as formalized production techniques. Children's theater, improvisation, storytelling, and dramatization of literature.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 585 : Advanced Speech

Confident speaking, explanation, and direction giving. Introducing theater in the classroom through reports, discussion, and debate. Dialect, pronunciation, and pathology.

Semester Hours

3

ENGL 600 : Graduate Seminar

Intensive study of selected literary and/or rhetorical topics. Particular writers, movements, issues, or periods within any area of the English curriculum or canon.

Semester Hours

4

ENGL 601 : Independent Study

Advanced independent research in a special area of literature and criticism, or a creative writing project.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

permission of the Director of the M.