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ENGLISH (ENGL)
Division of Humanities
Division of Humanities - Adm
 
ENGL 1001 - Fundamentals of Writing
(4.0 cr; fall, every year)
Intensive practice in the fundamentals of writing. Students learn and apply strategies for generating, organizing, revising, and editing their writing. [Note: does not fulfill the Writing for the Liberal Arts (WLA) requirement]



ENGL 1011 - College Writing
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Practice in academic writing, with special emphasis on argumentation, reading closely and critically for the purposes of scholarly analysis, responding to and making use of the work of others, and drafting and revising texts. [Note: does not fulfill the Writing for the Liberal Arts (WLA) requirement]



ENGL 1601 - Writing for the Liberal Arts (WLA)
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Instruction in academic writing: analysis, argument, inquiry, research, scholarly conversation, clarity, style. Emphasis on writing processes: plan, draft, review, rewrite, revise. Development of information literacy: identify, locate, evaluate, cite, and use electronic and print resources. Workshops with peers and instructor.



ENGL 1801 - Fan Cultures and Fan Creativity (IC)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-new college student in their first semester of enrollment at UMM; fall, offered periodically)
Exploration of histories and theories of media fandom: communities dedicated to celebrating, analyzing, and transforming commercial entertainment (film, TV, music, books, comics) through discussions, fan works, and other interactions and activities. Assignments include both written and multimedia projects.



ENGL 1802 - You're Here! Where's Here?: Reading the Prairie (IC)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-new college student in their first semester of enrollment at UMM; fall, every year)
Explore the idea of place and the nature of the place that is the western Minnesota prairie through film, art, and readings by writers such as Bill Holm, Paul Gruchow, Meridel LeSueur, Adrian Louis, Robert Bly, Thomas McGrath, and Carol Bly. [Note: field trips outside of class are required; credit will not be granted if cr has been received for IS 1813]



ENGL 1803 - Shakespearean Adaptations (IC)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-new college student in their first semester of enrollment at UMM; fall, offered periodically)
Read four Shakespeare plays and watch a range of contemporary film adaptations of each one. The course also incorporates discussion (about the texts, the nature of adaptation, Shakespeare's celebrity, etc.) and addresses skills essential to academic success (research, collaboration with peers, analytical writing, etc.).



ENGL 1993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum. Prereq-Approved directed study form.



ENGL 2014 - Introduction to Popular Literature: Science Fiction (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, offered periodically)
Introduction to popular literature in a variety of styles and forms with emphasis on analysis and context.



ENGL 2015 - Introduction to Film Studies (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; weekly lab required for viewing films; spring, offered periodically)
Develops students' abilities to view films critically and to deepen their understanding of the film experience. Begins with critical analysis skills and terminology, then takes up the study of genres and styles, including documentaries and foreign films.



ENGL 2016 - Monsters and the Monstrous in English Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; spring, offered periodically)
Monsters in literature reveal our fascination with the supernatural and the grotesque, with the unknown and the boundaries of what it means to be human. Explore how writers have imagined monsters and in what contexts, with examples from the Middle Ages to the present and from British and American literature and film.



ENGL 2022 - Sports Literature and Writing (ART/P)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, offered periodically)
Introduction to sports literature and sports writing, including exploration of rhetorical modes and techniques.



ENGL 2031 - Gender in Literature and Culture (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to literary and cultural representations of gender. Emphasis on the intersections between power and the social relations of gender, race, class, and sexuality.



ENGL 2033 - The Bible and Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, offered periodically)
Introduction to the role of the English Bible in the western literary tradition. Readings include key Biblical narratives, as well as English and American literary texts that are either deeply influenced by these stories or attempt to re-write them.



ENGL 2041 - Introduction to African American Literature (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to issues and themes in African American literature and culture, with emphasis on historical and cultural context.



ENGL 2059 - Introduction to Shakespeare (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; spring, odd academic years)
A careful reading of a representative selection of Shakespeare's poetry and plays (including histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances). Consideration of generic and dramatic conventions, cultural contexts, literary elements, and performance choices on stage and in film. Serves non-majors as well as majors.



ENGL 2061 - Introduction to Popular Literature: Detection and Espionage in Fiction and Film (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, even academic years)
Examination of the detective and espionage genres in relation to 20th-century social and geopolitical pressures.



ENGL 2106 - Topics in Writing: The Environmental Imagination: Reading and Writing about the Natural World (ENVT)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Writing about the environment. Students learn to use the rich possibilities of language to express their responses to nature and convey to others the importance of close contact with the natural world. Readings in poetry and prose, discussion of technique, and experimentation with a variety of styles and literary forms.



ENGL 2121 - Topics in Writing: Introduction to Creative Writing (ART/P)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, every year)
Introduction to the basic elements of creative writing, including exploration of poetry, story, and journal writing. Practice with techniques such as dialogue, description, voice, and style.



ENGL 2171 - Topics in Writing: Editing and Proofreading (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; spring, offered periodically)
Students learn and practice the techniques of developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading, while exploring career applications for these skills.



ENGL 2172 - Topics in Writing: Professional Writing Skills
(4.0 cr; summer, offered periodically)
For students interested in improving their writing skills in preparation for job hunting and working in a professional environment. Students prepare resumes and cover letters, as well as explore the principles of effective professional communication, including email etiquette, memo writing, preparing reports and proposals, etc.



ENGL 2173 - The Nature Essay: Writing and Reading Creative Non-fiction about the Natural World (ENVT)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601; spring, offered periodically)
Students write creative non-fiction centered on the natural world and read the work of noted essayists in the field such as Henry David Thoreau, Gretel Ehrlich, Scott Russell Sanders, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Terry Tempest Williams.



ENGL 2201 - Survey of British Literature to the 18th Century (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, every year)
Readings in English poetry, prose, and/or drama from the beginnings to the 18th century. Specific authors vary.



ENGL 2202 - Survey of British Literature from the 18th Century Forward (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; spring, every year)
Readings in English poetry, prose, and/or drama from the 18th century to the present. Specific authors vary.



ENGL 2211 - Survey of American Literature to the Civil War (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of important texts, canonical and non-canonical, and important periods and movements that define the colonial and U.S. experience up to 1865.



ENGL 2212 - Survey of American Literature from the Civil War Forward (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of selected historical and literary texts in U.S. literature, canonical and non-canonical, from 1865 to the present.



ENGL 2411 - Representations of American Indians in Popular and Academic Culture (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, offered periodically)
Study of representations of American Indians in American popular and academic culture including literature, films, and sports. Particular attention given to how Indian identity, history, and cultures are represented in pop culture by non-Indians and, more recently, Indians themselves.



ENGL 2421 - Understanding Moby-Dick (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, offered periodically)
A chapter-by-chapter analysis of Moby-Dick. Emphasis on important critical trends.



ENGL 2501 - Literary Studies (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, spring, every year)
An introduction to the tools and methods of literary analysis, including the vocabulary of criticism, the techniques of close reading, and the conventions of literary argumentation. Primarily for English majors and minors. A prerequisite to advanced courses in English. [Note: no credit for students who have received cr for Engl 1131]



ENGL 2993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum. Prereq-Approved directed study form.



ENGL 3005 - Understanding Writing: Theories and Practices (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv, soph standing, #, coreq IS 3720 for students working in the Writing Room; fall, every year)
Introduction to composition theory: generating, composing, revising, and responding to writing; conventions across disciplines; strategies for teaching and tutoring writing. Weekly short assignments; three formal papers, written and revised in stages; oral presentation of research. Required for first-semester Writing Room staff.



ENGL 3012 - Advanced Fiction Writing (ART/P)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-#; fall, spring, offered periodically)
For experienced writers. Focus on developing skills and mastering creative and technical elements of writing fiction.



ENGL 3015 - Writing Poetry for the 21st Century (ART/P)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; spring, offered periodically)
A creative writing class. Practice with the different elements of poetry-sound, rhythm, imagery, voice, line-and exploration of the ways contemporary poets use and transform traditional forms and techniques.



ENGL 3016 - Innovations on the Page (ART/P)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2121; spring, offered periodically)
In this creative writing course, students explore new models in literary publishing, literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry while writing and learning about sudden fiction, the lyric essay, the collage novel, linked short stories, and other innovative forms and movements.



ENGL 3017 - Book Publishing: History and Contemporary Trends (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; spring, offered periodically)
Consider the history of the book, the role of publishing in cultural production, the implications of the shift toward digital publishing, and an overview of the tasks involved in contemporary publishing, including acquisitions, editing, design, production, sales, and marketing.



ENGL 3021 - Grammar and Language (HUM)
(4.0 cr; fall, every year)
Study of the English language. Historical development and current structure. Includes language variation and change, social history of language, phonology, syntax, semantics, development of English grammar, prescriptive versus descriptive grammar, and contemporary theories of grammar.



ENGL 3032 - Creative Nonfiction Writing (ART/P)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; spring, offered periodically)
For experienced writers. Focus on understanding and practicing the rhetorical and stylistic choices available to writers of creative nonfiction, especially decisions about structure, pacing, language, style, tone, detail, description, and narrative voice.



ENGL 3142 - The Rise of the Novel (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; spring, offered periodically)
The 18th-century origins of the British novel: experiments with the new form, influence of earlier genres, evolution of formal realism. Authors may include Austen, Burney, Fielding, Richardson, and Sterne.



ENGL 3153 - Gothic Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
The cultural origins of gothic literature in tension with the neoclassical values of 18th-century Britain and its persistent influence over the next two centuries (including its relationship to modern horror fiction and film). Emphasis on the ways gothic tales encode cultural anxieties about gender, class, and power.



ENGL 3154 - 19th-Century British Fiction (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, spring, offered periodically)
The rise of the novel to respectability and prominence in Britain from the Romantics to the Victorians.



ENGL 3155 - 20th-Century British Fiction (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Major novelists from the Modernist period and after, focusing on the historical context of the new challenges to literary tradition.



ENGL 3156 - Modern Irish Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; spring, offered periodically)
The poetry, fiction, and drama of Irish writers from 1890-1927, with attention to the ways that literature shaped a national identity.



ENGL 3157 - English Renaissance Drama (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
A thorough study of the early modern English theater, including readings of 16th- and 17th-century plays and consideration of the literary and cultural contexts that informed them. Special attention is given to the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries, such as Marlowe, Jonson, Cary, Middleton, and Webster.



ENGL 3159 - Shakespeare: Studies in the Bard (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; spring, even academic years)
A topics-based study of Shakespeare's works and other pertinent texts. Sample topics include "Shakespeare's Women," "Dangerous Rhetoric in Shakespeare," and "Shakespeare and His Sources." Attention is given to historical and literary contexts, and students are asked to consider Shakespeare's work as it is read as well as performed.



ENGL 3161 - Medieval Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Early and later medieval prose, poetry, and drama produced and/or widely read in England from about 700-1500.



ENGL 3163 - Life in a Medieval City: Literature and Culture in York, 700-1500 (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212 or #; summer, offered periodically)
Travel to York, England, to study the literature and history of the city from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the Middle Ages. Focus on the role that York played as the second city of medieval England, emphasizing the diverse cultural influences on the city. Day trips to historically significant sites in the vicinity of York.



ENGL 3165 - English Renaissance Poetry and Prose (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
An examination of the poetry and prose of early modern England, with special attention to the work of Philip Sidney, John Donne, Mary Wroth, George Herbert, Margaret Cavendish, and John Milton.



ENGL 3166 - Postcolonial Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of literature as site of cultural conflict during and after imperial encounters, from the perspectives of both colonizers and colonized peoples. Particular focus on Britain and its former colonies.



ENGL 3167 - Studies in Contemporary British and Anglophone Literature (IP)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Exploration of topics in Contemporary British and Anglophone fiction and poetry, including migration, nationalism, globalization, diaspora, and postmodernity.



ENGL 3168 - Victorian Literature and Culture (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501, two from 2201, 2201, 2211, 2212, or #; spring, every year)
Studies an array of 19th-century literary forms, including fiction, poetry, drama, and prose, in their social and political contexts.



ENGL 3169 - The Construction of Nature in British Literature (ENVT)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501, two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212, or #; fall, odd academic years)
Surveys changing representations of nature and the natural in British literature and culture from the Romantics forward, including cultural responses to industrialism and evolutionary science.



ENGL 3171 - The Literature of Creative Nonfiction (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131); summer, offered periodically)
Explore the genre of creative nonfiction as a literary tradition and help to articulate what creative nonfiction is (as well as what it isn't). Students collaborate in creating working definitions for the genre and prepare projects in which they curate and present a list of readings in the genre.



ENGL 3172 - American Utopian Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
Americans have always been drawn to visions of transformation even as they shrink from imagined dangers. Investigate American literary responses to utopian possibilities and how that literature has shaped and continues to influence the American sense of the possible.



ENGL 3174 - Contemporary Indian and Caribbean Literature (IP)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501, two from 2201, 2201, 2211, 2212, or #; spring, offered periodically)
Exploration of contemporary literature in English from India and the Caribbean.



ENGL 3253 - Modern and Postmodern Love in the Novel (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212, #; fall, even academic years)
Modernists and postmodernists are famous for casting an ironic glance on God and Truth. But are they as cynical and skeptical about love? In this course, students work through the writings of prominent 20th-century novelists who struggled to define love.



ENGL 3261 - Modern British and American Poetry (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
A study of the continuities and break with traditions in 20th-century poetry. Focus on innovations and experiments in form and theme.



ENGL 3262 - 20th-Century American Poetry: From Modern to Contemporary (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
Study of the radical shifts in poetry and poetics in 20th-century America. Exploration of the ways that poets such as Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, Frank O'Hara, Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, James Wright, and Sylvia Plath broke with modernist conventions and New Critical aesthetics and opened the field for the poetry of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.



ENGL 3281 - The Literature of Slavery (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
Study of fictional and non-fictional writing about chattel slavery in the United States. Readings include 19th-century works written to oppose or support slavery and 20th-century works written to understand slavery and its effects.



ENGL 3301 - U.S. Multicultural Literature (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212, or #; spring, offered periodically)
Examination of literatures by African American, American Indian, Asian American, Chicana/o, U.S. Latino/a, and other under-represented peoples.



ENGL 3311 - American Indian Literature (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212, or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of American Indian literature written in English. Particular attention given to language, identity, land, and sovereignty.



ENGL 3312 - World Indigenous Literature and Film (IP)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501, two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212, or #, or AmIn major; spring, even academic years)
Comparative study of indigenous literature and film from North America, New Zealand, and Australia with particular emphasis given to issues of political and cultural sovereignty, cultural appropriation, self-representation, and colonial nostalgia.



ENGL 3331 - African American Literature (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of African American literature. Particular attention given to issues of gender, class, power, "passing," and the racialized body.



ENGL 3332 - African American Women Writers (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv or #; fall, offered periodically)
If African Americans struggled to achieve equality and recognition in the racist United States, the situation was even more difficult for African American women, who had to contend with the sexism in both the white and black communities. This course examines the writings of prominent African American women.



ENGL 3411 - Critical Approaches to Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, offered periodically)
An introduction to the major schools of literary theory and cultural analysis; particular attention to the ways in which the dialogue and debate between these approaches define the discipline of literary criticism.



ENGL 3414 - Feminist Theory (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; =[GWSS 3414]; Prereq-[2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212] or [GWSS 1101]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Same as GWSS 3414. Engages students in a critical examination of several influential works participating in the elaboration of feminist theories. Readings and discussions focus on a series of themes and issues--gender, sexuality, race, class, language, bodies, etc.--and how these issues bear upon society.



ENGL 3444 - Holocaust Literature and Film (IP)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1601 (or 1011) or equiv; fall, even academic years)
Survey of Holocaust literature and film, focusing on works that clarify the political ideology that led so many to participate in the murder of two-thirds of Europe's Jews and that articulated what Jews suffered during the Nazi era.



ENGL 3522 - Harlem Renaissance (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; fall, even academic years)
During the 1920s, there was a major aesthetic outpouring in the African American community. Listen to jazz, examine African American artwork, and read poetry, short stories, novels and essays from Harlem Renaissance writers.



ENGL 3993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum. Prereq-Approved directed study form.



ENGL 4004 - Research Seminar: Old English Literature and Language (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Prose and poetry of early medieval England (650-1100) in translation and in Old English (which is studied), with attention to material (manuscripts) and cultural contexts and to reception history.



ENGL 4012 - Research Seminar: Imagining the Earth (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of imaginative writing (poetry and prose) about the earth, and an examination of the ways that language transforms or shapes our perceptions of the natural world. In addition to the primary literary works, students read selections about our understanding of the natural world from science, philosophy, and ecocriticism.



ENGL 4017 - Research Seminar: Tricksters-Conjurers in American Indian and African American Literature (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of tricksters and conjurers in American Indian and African American literature, in particular their ability to maintain traditional practices and subvert the dominant culture and imposed cultural norms. Special attention given to cultural and historical contexts and questions of power, identity, cultural difference, and assimilation.



ENGL 4023 - Research Seminar: Nationalism and Irish Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Examination of 20th-century Irish literature through the lens of cultural nationalism. How questions of language, race, culture, and colonial history make the idea of Ireland problematic. Exploration of a diverse host of writers interested in Irish myths, ideals, and identities with research from Irish and postcolonial studies.



ENGL 4024 - Research Seminar: Poet's Choice: The Book as the 25th Poem (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; spring, offered periodically)
"If you have a book of twenty-four poems, the book itself should be the twenty-fifth," claims poet James Wright. Study of single volumes of poetry, examination of the book as a whole, and consideration of the sequence of poems and recurring images and themes. Exploration of key movements of the 20th century, placing each volume in its literary context.



ENGL 4028 - Research Seminar: Inventing a Nation: Early American National Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; spring, offered periodically)
At the end of the Revolution, Americans set out to create a literature that would define the new nation. Writers adapted old forms and invented new ones in an effort to make American writing distinct and somehow reflective of the nation's values. This course explores those efforts, including drama, novels, magazine writing, and their contexts.



ENGL 4029 - Research Seminar: Perspectives on Literacy (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; spring, even academic years)
Study of literacies and literate practices, both print and digital; the history and politics of defining literacy; and the role of technologies in literate activities.



ENGL 4031 - Research Seminar: Renaissance Romance (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; fall, offered periodically)
An intensive study of the ever-controversial and paradoxical romance genre of 16th- and 17th-century England. Texts include Sir Philip Sidney's "Arcadia," Lady Mary Wroth's "Urania," Robert Greene's "Menaphon," and William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," among others.



ENGL 4032 - Research Seminar: Transnational Theory and Literatures (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; spring, offered periodically)
An intensive study of transnational literature and theory from the turn of the 20th century to the present, emphasizing the movement of marginalized subjects to the center of cultural expression, the intertwining of cultures in contact zones, and the forms of identity emerging from these modern, hybrid cultures.



ENGL 4033 - Research Seminar: Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, and J. Saunders Redding (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; spring, offered periodically)
From the 1940s through the 1960s, Ellison, Wright, and Redding produced some of the most probing, original, and influential works of literature in the United States. Examine how these three writers responded to each other as they formulated their particular approaches to literature and life.



ENGL 4034 - Research Seminar: The Adventure Novel in American and British Literature (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; fall, odd academic years)
Survey of adventure fiction in the Anglo-American tradition from Walter Scott through the mid 20th century, paying particular attention to themes that shaped this tradition, including imperialism and revisions of masculine identity.



ENGL 4035 - Research Seminar: Booker Watch: Contemporary British Literature and the Emergence of Canonicity (IP)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Comparison of leading contenders for the annual Booker Prize. Student research encompasses the history and controversies that have surrounded the Booker, the generic and national traditions favored in the prize, and the emergence of canonicity through the awarding of the prize.



ENGL 4036 - Research Seminar: American Biographical Novel (HUM)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-two from 31xx-35xx, #; spring, offered periodically)
Before the 1970s, there were only a handful of biographical novels, but since the 1980s, this genre of fiction has become incredibly popular. Examine what led to the rise of the biographical novel and examine a variety of such novels.



ENGL 4993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum. Prereq-Approved directed study form.



 
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