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English B.A.

English
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 41 to 62
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The English major develops student knowledge and appreciation of the literary arts within the English, Irish, and American traditions. Depending on career goals, majors should choose one of two tracks: literary studies or literature, language, and culture. Students may major or minor in programs leading to the B.A. or the B.A.A. teaching degree. The English major is a liberal arts rather than a professional degree. That is, the course of studies does not prepare students for one specific vocation but instead provides them with the basic knowledge and skills that they can use in any number of professional fields. English majors and minors develop the skills in analysis and communication (oral and written) that make them very attractive to employers today. While a few UMD English graduates each year go on to teach English at various levels or attend graduate school in English, the great majority find employment in other fields. Recent graduates of UMD's English program have been accepted in various courses of graduate study including law, medicine, business, theology, and interdisciplinary studies. Other graduates have accepted positions as health claims representative, editor, sales consultant, office manager, journalist, administrative assistant, writer, Air National Guard, property manager, bookkeeper, and assistant account executive. Honors Requirements: Candidates must have a 3.20 overall GPA and 3.40 in the major. An honors paper or creative writing project must be completed in a 5xxx course or through independent study. Completed projects and papers must be approved by a sponsoring faculty member and the department honors committee. Students who wish to qualify for honors must contact the department at least one semester before graduation.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (either a minor or another major) except the literature, language and culture track. 2. Tracks must be declared through the CLA Advising and Academic Services. 3. Advanced writing requirement met by taking courses listed within the major requirements.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Literary Studies
This track offers a traditional combination of survey, genre, major figure, and linguistic courses focusing on the study of literature as a humanities discipline.
Literary Studies Core Courses (25 cr)
ENGL 3223 - Shakespeare [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3501 - British Literature I [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3502 - British Literature II [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3563 - American Literature I [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3564 - American Literature II [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3906 - Methods of Literary Study (4.0 cr)
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio (1.0 cr)
Electives (15-16 cr)
Take one course from four of the six areas. ENGL 3195 and 5595 Special Topics may apply to an area with departmental approval.
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
American Period
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace (4.0 cr)
· British Period
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 5533 - Studies in English Literature Before 1800 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism (4.0 cr)
· World Literatures
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· Genre
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3411 - The Modern Short Story (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4375 - Drama (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5471 - The Novella (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5581 - American Novel I (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5582 - American Novel II (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5583 - British Novel (4.0 cr)
· Major Figure
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5312 - Chaucer (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5331 - Milton (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors (4.0 cr)
· Linguistics
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
· LING 3101 - Introduction to Phonology (3.0 cr)
· LING 3102 - Introduction to Syntax (3.0 cr)
· LING 5195 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· LING 5811 - Introduction to Modern English (4.0 cr)
Literature, Language and Culture
This track enhances career opportunities in fields such as business, writing, publishing, and government service.
Requirements for the B.A. in English with a track in literature, language and culture does not require a second field of study (minor or additional major).
Literature, Language and Culture Core Courses (5 cr)
ENGL 3906 - Methods of Literary Study (4.0 cr)
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio (1.0 cr)
Cluster I: English (28 cr)
English Course List A:
Take 0 - 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1583 - Introductory Study of Major Topics in Contemporary African Literature [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2581 - Women Writers [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3411 - The Modern Short Story (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4375 - Drama (4.0 cr)
English Course List B:
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5312 - Chaucer (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5331 - Milton (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5471 - The Novella (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5533 - Studies in English Literature Before 1800 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5581 - American Novel I (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5582 - American Novel II (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5583 - British Novel (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace (4.0 cr)
TOTAL: Cluster II and Cluster III (28 cr)
Total combined credits from cluster II and III must be 28 credits. Each cluster must have a minimum of 9 credits. A minor in professional writing fulfills cluster II. One special topics course from one designator included below can be used, subject to approval by the department head. Courses may satisfy multiple areas, but will only be counted once in this total.
Cluster II: Communication & Writing (9 cr)
Take at least one course from the 'communication', 'writing' and '4xxx-5xxx level course' areas. A minor in professional writing fulfills this cluster.
Communication
At least one course must be taken from this area.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 2101 - Foundations of Mass Communication [LE CAT8, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3215 - Conflict Management (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3505 - Media Communications (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3220 - Communication in Organizations (3.0 cr)
Writing
At least one course must be taken from this area.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3121 - Writing Poetry (4.0 cr)
· WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
One 4xxx-5xxx level course.
At least one course must be taken from this area.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· COMM 4500 - History of Rhetoric (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4505 - Media Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry (4.0 cr)
· WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
Cluster III: Culture Studies (9 cr)
Take at least one course from the 'culture studies electives' and '4xxx-5xxx level course' areas.
Culture Studies electives
At least one course must be taken from this area.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 1010 - American Indian Experience to 1900 [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1606 - Introduction to American Indian Literature [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2015 - Ojibwe History and Culture [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3206 - Federal Indian Policy [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3620 - Ojibwe Literatures: Sovereignty and Survivance [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3660 - American Indian Novel [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 2311 - Criminological Theory (4.0 cr)
· CRIM 3338 - Sociology of Gangs (3.0 cr)
· ECON 3031 - History of Economic Thought [LE CAT7] (3.0 cr)
· FR 2315 - French Cinema [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 1304 - Human Geography [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3334 - Urban Geography (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3481 - Urban Ecology (3.0 cr)
· GER 2402 - Germany Today [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2345 - Science and Society: 1500 to Present [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3831 - Organizations and Society (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· SW 1619 - Race, Class, and Gender in the United States [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics (3.0 cr)
· WS 3150 - Women-Identified Culture [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
One 4xxx or 5xxx level course.
At least one course must be taken from this area.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 4630 - American Indians and the Media [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4621 - Myth and Sacred Symbols (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4623 - Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 4234 - Science, Technology, and Society [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 4393 - Political Geography (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 4803 - Geographic Thought (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4949 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
ENGL 3223 - Shakespeare (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Introduction to Shakespeare. Selected plays from the histories, comedies, tragedies, and dramatic romances. Aspects of drama, such as structure, language, characterization, theme, and dramatic conventions examined in study of individual plays.
ENGL 3501 - British Literature I (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Chronological study of English literature from beginnings to late-18th century, emphasizing major works, authors, and important literary forms, styles, themes, and movements. prereq: Engl major or minor or teach comm art/lit major or minor or elem-middle educ comart/lit specialization
ENGL 3502 - British Literature II (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Chronological study of English literature from late-18th to late-20th century, emphasizing major works, authors, and important literary forms, styles, themes, and movements. prereq: Engl major and minor
ENGL 3563 - American Literature I (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: origins to Civil War.
ENGL 3564 - American Literature II (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: Civil War to present.
ENGL 3906 - Methods of Literary Study
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to interpretive and scholarly methods. prereq: WRIT 1120, English major or Teaching Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: English major, senior, instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Required portfolio and research project undertaken for senior seminar. prereq: English major, senior, instructor consent
ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9O
Survey of African American literatures with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts. Acritical reading, writing, and discussion of major themes such as slavery, freedom, race, gender, sexuality, class, violence, literacy, home, family, community, double-consciousness, Christianity, and language. Consideration of narrative strategies, literary tradition, and major genres such as songs, sermons, pamphlets, folktales, poetry, novels, drama, life writing, and film.
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and topics vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study of selected North American authors from the Colonial Era to the end of WWI. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study of selected North American authors after 1914. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3O
Study of the making, marketing, and selling of American literature. Close attention to history of American publishing industry, emergence of popular genres such as the romance and popular forms such as the dime novel, and material and technological changes in book production. prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5533 - Studies in English Literature Before 1800
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Intensive study of a theme, literary school or circle, literary genre in historical and cultural context. Topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
The Romantic movement in England as reflected in the works of such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Shelley, and Anne Radcliffe. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Cultural and social concerns of Victorian England as reflected in the works of such writers as Tennyson, Arnold, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Samuel Butler. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Anglo-Irish literature in its socio-historical context. Such authors as Yeats, Synge, Gregory, Joyce, and O'Casey. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Study of the ways in which the middle ages were defined and canonized in print culture. Instruction on the processes of medieval manuscript production and editing, followed by analysis of rhetorical framework within which "medievalism" was constructed in the 19th century. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Study of the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare and Milton were transformed into "major authors" and "national poets" through the publication of scholarly editions of their works subsequent to their deaths. Textual analysis of the editions is combined with study of their publication histories, including the roles of editors and publishers who produced them. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
History of reading, primarily in the United States and England. Study of factors affecting literacy in late 18th through early 20th centuries, including technological advances, educational reform and changes in authorship and literature. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
The founding and promotion of the modernist movement in little magazines and small presses. Publishing careers of significant modernists (e.g. Ford, Pound, Yeats, H.D. Eliot, Joyce). prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9E
Examines how African Diaspora literature engages with the past, with attention to the debate about root vs. route as a foundation of Diasporic identity. Draws on various disciplines (literature, history, cultural studies, sociology, and music) to trace cultural and political imperatives of negotiating the past.
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3O
Interdisciplinary study of postcolonial literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in their cultural and historical contexts. Critical examination of the postcolonial condition, including colonial constructions of knowledge and power and anti-colonial struggles against subordination. Exploration of key concepts, geography, history, theory, and future of postcolonial studies. prereq: minimum 6 credits of Literature
ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Forms of children's literature, from folk and fairy tales to contemporary stories, poems, and novels for children; major historical, literary and critical issues affecting the production and reception of literature for children.
ENGL 3411 - The Modern Short Story
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Study of the genre, emphasizing close reading and interpretation of the elements of short fiction in selected works. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 4375 - Drama
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Selected playwrights, plays, types, traditions, or periods; relevant theoretical and critical writings. Authors and topics vary.
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5471 - The Novella
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
In-depth study of selected masterworks of the form. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 5581 - American Novel I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9E3O
The American novel, origins through 1920; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature or instructor consent
ENGL 5582 - American Novel II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
The American novel, 1920 to present; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5583 - British Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
The British novel in its social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5331 - Milton
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Minor poems, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development. prereq: LING 1811; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 4802
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present.
LING 3101 - Introduction to Phonology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1811 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Phonology is a grammar of sound for a language. The phonological component of a language is the system of rules, representations and principles that govern the patterning of sounds. To understand the general patterns of sounds, students are expected to analyze data across the language families pre-theoretically. This pre-theoretical analysis will be scientifically explained within modern phonological theories. prereq: 1811 or instructor consent
LING 3102 - Introduction to Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Deals with how sentences are structured. After discussing lexical categories (parts of speech) and phrasal structures from a scientific perspective, several different theories are introduced under the blanket name Generative Grammar. Based on Generative Grammar, students learn how to analyze English sentence structures to understand universal properties of natural language. prereq: 1811 or instructor consent
LING 5195 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01510 - Ling 4400/Ling 5400
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Subdisciplines such as pragmatics, semantics, regional and social language variation, sociolinguistics, childhood language acquisition, second language learning, language change and linguistic reconstructions, and history of linguistic inquiry. prereq: Coll Grad or Grad student
LING 5811 - Introduction to Modern English
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Modern theories of English grammar. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 5811.
ENGL 3906 - Methods of Literary Study
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to interpretive and scholarly methods. prereq: WRIT 1120, English major or Teaching Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: English major, senior, instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Required portfolio and research project undertaken for senior seminar. prereq: English major, senior, instructor consent
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Sampling of literary works mainly from Middle East, Africa, Far East, and South America.
ENGL 1583 - Introductory Study of Major Topics in Contemporary African Literature (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3O
Introductory study of the major topics in Contemporary African Literature. Draws on literary texts and films to broaden students' understanding of Africa's cultural, social, economic, and political challenges from colonization to globalization.
ENGL 2581 - Women Writers (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Feminist reading of selected plays, poetry, prose (including critical works) written by women writers. prereq: 30 credits or instructor consent
ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Forms of children's literature, from folk and fairy tales to contemporary stories, poems, and novels for children; major historical, literary and critical issues affecting the production and reception of literature for children.
ENGL 3411 - The Modern Short Story
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Study of the genre, emphasizing close reading and interpretation of the elements of short fiction in selected works. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9O
Survey of African American literatures with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts. Acritical reading, writing, and discussion of major themes such as slavery, freedom, race, gender, sexuality, class, violence, literacy, home, family, community, double-consciousness, Christianity, and language. Consideration of narrative strategies, literary tradition, and major genres such as songs, sermons, pamphlets, folktales, poetry, novels, drama, life writing, and film.
ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9E
Examines how African Diaspora literature engages with the past, with attention to the debate about root vs. route as a foundation of Diasporic identity. Draws on various disciplines (literature, history, cultural studies, sociology, and music) to trace cultural and political imperatives of negotiating the past.
ENGL 4375 - Drama
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Selected playwrights, plays, types, traditions, or periods; relevant theoretical and critical writings. Authors and topics vary.
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5331 - Milton
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Minor poems, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Examines traditional kinds of children's literary texts, as well as literary and pedagogical theory, advertising, movies, and television to consider childhood as an historical, aesthetic and social construct in Western culture from the eighteenth century to the present. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5471 - The Novella
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
In-depth study of selected masterworks of the form. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 5533 - Studies in English Literature Before 1800
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Intensive study of a theme, literary school or circle, literary genre in historical and cultural context. Topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
The Romantic movement in England as reflected in the works of such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Shelley, and Anne Radcliffe. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Cultural and social concerns of Victorian England as reflected in the works of such writers as Tennyson, Arnold, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Samuel Butler. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Anglo-Irish literature in its socio-historical context. Such authors as Yeats, Synge, Gregory, Joyce, and O'Casey. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and topics vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study of selected North American authors from the Colonial Era to the end of WWI. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study of selected North American authors after 1914. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5581 - American Novel I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9E3O
The American novel, origins through 1920; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature or instructor consent
ENGL 5582 - American Novel II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
The American novel, 1920 to present; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5583 - British Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
The British novel in its social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3O
Interdisciplinary study of postcolonial literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in their cultural and historical contexts. Critical examination of the postcolonial condition, including colonial constructions of knowledge and power and anti-colonial struggles against subordination. Exploration of key concepts, geography, history, theory, and future of postcolonial studies. prereq: minimum 6 credits of Literature
ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T5T
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. Topic and credits announced before course offered. prereq: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Study of the ways in which the middle ages were defined and canonized in print culture. Instruction on the processes of medieval manuscript production and editing, followed by analysis of rhetorical framework within which "medievalism" was constructed in the 19th century. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Study of the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare and Milton were transformed into "major authors" and "national poets" through the publication of scholarly editions of their works subsequent to their deaths. Textual analysis of the editions is combined with study of their publication histories, including the roles of editors and publishers who produced them. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
History of reading, primarily in the United States and England. Study of factors affecting literacy in late 18th through early 20th centuries, including technological advances, educational reform and changes in authorship and literature. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
The founding and promotion of the modernist movement in little magazines and small presses. Publishing careers of significant modernists (e.g. Ford, Pound, Yeats, H.D. Eliot, Joyce). prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3O
Study of the making, marketing, and selling of American literature. Close attention to history of American publishing industry, emergence of popular genres such as the romance and popular forms such as the dime novel, and material and technological changes in book production. prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01378 - Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.
COMM 2101 - Foundations of Mass Communication (LE CAT8, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T5T
Theories, research, regulation, and ethical concerns surrounding contemporary mass media. Identifies U.S. media's role within the international marketplace. Survey of contemporary media content, industry structures, technology, and delivery systems.
COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
This is a skills course in which students learn how to engage in effective intercultural communication and relationships. Students apply what they are learning by participating in intercultural communication with classmates from a wide variety of cultures. Students learn about variations in cultural practices and values and how social, political and economic forces have both been influenced by and influence those cultures. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for 2929
COMM 3215 - Conflict Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Application of interpersonal conflict management theory and skills to small group, organizational, and community conflicts. prereq: Minimum 30 credits, communication major or minor or instructor consent
COMM 3505 - Media Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Survey of journalistic, critical, public relations and advertising writing techniques. Students write radio essays, newsletter articles, news stories, press releases. They also prepare communication strategies for a mini advertising campaign, write a movie review and develop a feature article for a newspaper. prereq: WRIT 1120
COMM 3220 - Communication in Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Relationship between communication and organization design. Emphasis on development and impact of organization culture. Communication issues, including power, networks, gender, race, and decision making. Explores qualitative and field research. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Writing of original fiction, with emphasis on the short story; structure and techniques learned from critical reading and classroom analysis. prereq: WRIT 1120, minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 3121 - Writing Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Writing of poetry, with emphasis on techniques learned through critical reading and classroom analysis.
WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study and practice of reading and writing about literature--poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Seeks to advance critical reading and analytical skills as a means to improving a student's proficiency in the conventions of academic and professional discourses, including grammar, style, organization, argumentation, and documentation. Addresses career documents, proposals, and grant writing. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3100
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study and practice of writing tasks appropriate for the arts and letters. Seeks to advance research and critical thinking skills as well as skills in applying conventions of grammar, style, argumentation, and documentation. In addition, the course addresses professional writing for the arts, including reviews, proposals, grant writing, and career documents. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3110
WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study and practice of writing tasks in business and organizations, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3121
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3140
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3150
WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Study and practice of writing for those whose professional interests are in sociology, anthropology, geography, criminology, psychology, women's studies, history, political science, and similar fields. Assignments center on producing documents encountered in the workplace, such as career documents, proposals, research projects, oral presentations, observational studies, and position papers. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3160
COMM 4500 - History of Rhetoric
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Development of rhetorical thought as expressed by representative writers. prereq: 1112 or instructor consent; no Grad credit
COMM 4505 - Media Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Theoretical concepts and research perspectives currently used to understand intricacies of a mediated society. Introduction and application of basic research methods to study questions concerning impact of media on society and individuals. prereq: 1500 or 2101, minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; no Grad credit
ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development. prereq: LING 1811; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 4802
ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: 3121 or instructor consent
WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01656 - Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture. prereq: Min 30 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01657 - Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01573 - Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
In addition to teaching the mechanics of graphic production, this class draws widely on the disciplines of digital design, statistics, narrative literature, engineering, and technical writing to enable students to conceive, produce, and write about visual texts critically and effectively. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
AMIN 1010 - American Indian Experience to 1900 (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to the social, economic, political, and cultural changes and continuities of American Indian life up to 1900. Native-European encounters, the formation of the United States, and the establishments of hundreds of treaties between the federal government and Native nations has continued relevance for both Native peoples and Americans today. Students will critically interrogate how we interpret the past and how these narratives shape and inform the present. Credit will not be granted if already received for 1110.
AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Through a chronological and biographical approach, the social, economic, political, and cultural changes and continuities of American Indian life from 1900 to the present will be introduced. Significant changes experienced by American Indians as well as their ability to adapt, resist, and thrive will be analyzed. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 1120.
AMIN 1606 - Introduction to American Indian Literature (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9T5T
Introduces American Indian literatures from a variety of tribal perspectives as well as a wide range of genres including oratory, poetry, short stories, and novels. The major tropes and significant theories of American Indian literature will be covered. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 1106.
AMIN 2015 - Ojibwe History and Culture (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2115.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3T
Anishinabe, Ojibwe, and Chippewa. Origins and lifestyle; relationship between traditional and contemporary times. Emphasis on Minnesota. Through spring 2015 this course will carry Liberal Education Cultural Diversity credit and effective fall 2015 it will carry Liberal Education Sustainability credit. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2115.
AMIN 3206 - Federal Indian Policy (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02188 - AMIN 3206/TAG 3206
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits; this course previously titled: Indian-White Relations; credit will not be granted if already received for 3106.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9T3T
Examination of the formulation, implementation, evolution, and comparison of Indian policy from pre-colonial to self-governance. Introduces students to the theoretical approaches structuring research of federal Indian policy, views, and attitudes of the policy-makers and reaction of indigenous nations. Discussion of the policies and the impact related to those policies.
AMIN 3620 - Ojibwe Literatures: Sovereignty and Survivance (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9E
Study of a selection of Ojibwe literatures from the 1800s to the present including traditional stories, poetry, political/activist writings, journalism, novels and short stories. Works will reflect the diversity, resistance, adaptation, and survivance of Ojibwe people. prereq: 1106, 1606; 30 credits; Credit will not be granted if already received for 3520.
AMIN 3660 - American Indian Novel (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1020, 1120 or instructor consent; 30 credits; Credit will not be granted if already received for 3260.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Approximately four novels by American Indian authors are read with an explanation of the novels and the milieu that produced them. prereq: 1020, 1120 or instructor consent; 30 credits; Credit will not be granted if already received for 3260.
ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Cross-cultural survey of gender systems, focusing on contemporary women's lives around the world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
CRIM 2311 - Criminological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Examination of the major theories of crime causation. Specific theories include macro and micro sociological explanations, as well as biological and psychological perspectives. Discussion includes the history, social context, and policy implications of each theory. prereq: 1301, 15 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 2311
CRIM 3338 - Sociology of Gangs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 5T
Street and prison gangs in America at the national, state, and local level. Sociological research and theories relative to gang formation and the economics related to street and prison gangs. prereq: 30 credits or instructor consent, credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3338
ECON 3031 - History of Economic Thought (LE CAT7)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V5V
Development of economic ideas, principles, and systems of analysis from early times to present, emphasizing personalities and historical events surrounding development of economic thought. prereq: 1003 or 1022, 1023
FR 2315 - French Cinema (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Images of human diversity in French cinema. Films with English subtitles; class discussion in English.
GEOG 1304 - Human Geography (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Ecological basis of human existence. Human population patterns and cultural diffusion. Agricultural geography. Political geography. Geography of language, religion, and ethnic groups. Effects of urbanization; economic geography.
GEOG 3334 - Urban Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
As the world becomes more urbanized there seems to be less distinction between global problems and urban problems. Analysis of the relationship between urbanization and other aspects of our modern world such as economic globalization, increased levels of international migration, and warfare. Examine how global dilemmas can be seen in the national and international issues. Pay particular attention to the everyday struggles that occur in the households and neighborhoods of cities as people attempt to care for themselves and their families in this rapidly changing world. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
GEOG 3481 - Urban Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Introduction to theoretical, practical and policy aspects of urban ecology. Discusses methods of sustainable cities and ecologically responsible planning. Includes study of relevant field techniques and policy issues, including public participation in planning process and development of sustainable growth strategies. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
GER 2402 - Germany Today (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Survey of culture, politics, and society of Germany and German-speaking countries, beginning with post World War II era and emphasizing the European Union's emergence and Germany's role in contemporary Eastern Europe. Taught in English.
HIST 2345 - Science and Society: 1500 to Present (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Explores a series of creative moments in development of science and scientific methods within their broader social and cultural contexts. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 2245
HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
The U.S. as an importer and exporter of cultural and social trends from the colonial period to the present. Global relationships among reform movements, migration, business and labor, intellectual ideas, and popular culture. Analysis of the American character.
SOC 3831 - Organizations and Society
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Sociological examination of structure and processes of public and private formal organizations and patterns of adaptation to external social environments. Role of voluntary organizations in society. prereq: 60 cr or instructor consent
SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Literatures and cultures of Latinos in the United States, with attention to their particular issues. Some readings in Spanish for the occasional Spanish major/minor student. Taught in English (unless entire class composed of students of Spanish).
SW 1619 - Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Race, class, and gender as pivotal dimensions in American society. Similarities and differences between groups, dynamics of discrimination, and efforts to meet needs and achieve potential for all groups in America.
WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Historical survey of cultures without writing systems and cultures with writing systems and then later with printing, telegraph, radio, telephone, television, computers as well as other forms of technology. Survey of attitudes toward technology from Thoreau to Gandhi and beyond. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 1506.
WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Racism, sexism, and classism are major factors which have influenced human relations from past to present. This course examines how the social-historical construction of race, class and gender continues to affect the experience of all people in particular people of color. This course seeks to enable students to understand the processes through which these social oppressions are created, normalized, internalized, maintained and perpetuated. A core element to this course is provoking students to recognize their own contribution in perpetuating oppressive systems, and their responsibility creatively to develop individual and collective acts of resistance to all of the "isms" and to societal transformation towards the just society.
WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Using comparative historical, political, socioeconomic and feminist perspectives this course critically examines how factors such as colonialism, imperialism, and globalization continue to impact, construct, and reconstruct gender relations in post-colonial cultures with adverse consequences for women in Third World countries. It also examines how conditions in Third World countries are shaped by global economic systems, which lead to massive migrations of Third World women into the United States. It critically evaluate the concepts of universal subordination, particularly, a consciousness which categories women in the Global South as "overall victims," the other, or exotic.
WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Examination of contemporary economic and socio-political issues affecting Latin American women. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3150 - Women-Identified Culture (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Chronological survey introducing a relatively new body of knowledge in women's studies about lesbian cultures. Lesbian studies in literature, history, law, sociology, aesthetics, and philosophy; international perspectives.
AMIN 4630 - American Indians and the Media (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9T3T
Examination of Native controlled and non-Native images of American Indians in varied media including journalism, television, and advertising from the times of European contact to the present. Explorations and comparisons of historic images with the contemporary. Students will participate in a hands-on media watch research project. prereq: minimum 60 credits; no grad credit
ANTH 4621 - Myth and Sacred Symbols
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Interpretation of myths and sacred symbols found in beliefs and rituals of selected traditional cultures. prereq: 1604, min 60 cr
ANTH 4623 - Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Cultural roots of such interrelated contemporary human problems as over-population, food production and distribution, health and nutrition, social and ecological disorders. Review of alternative solutions to such problems as suggested by anthropological study and analyses. prereq: 1604, minimum 60 credits
EDUC 4234 - Science, Technology, and Society (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Nontechnical study of historical and cultural impact of natural science and technology on the earth and its inhabitants. prereq: Minimum 30 credits, no grad credits
GEOG 4393 - Political Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9T3T
Survey of political geography past and present. Environmental-political theories, German geopolitics, territoriality, nation-states and nationalism, boundaries and frontiers, jurisdictional organization and reorganization, locational conflicts, electoral geography, locality studies, and urban politics. prereq: Minimum 60 credits including or instructor consent
GEOG 4803 - Geographic Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Development and significance of geographic concepts and thought. History and intellectual roots of contemporary geography, geographers, and geographic institutions. prereq: 60 credits or grad student or instructor consent
SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, min 60 cr, or grad student or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Status and experiences in society through the exploration of gender identities, systems, and social structures. Topics include politics, discrimination, family, education, workplace, popular culture, and changing definitions of gender. Emphasis on the expectations and performance of masculinity/femininity and the intersection of gender, race, and class. Some consideration given to global explorations and international comparisons. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, min 60 cr, or grad student or instructor consent
SOC 4949 - Race and Ethnic Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Overview of race and ethnic relations in America; conditions of major racial and ethnic minorities; formation of racial/ethnic identities, sources of prejudice, discrimination; intergroup conflict; assimilation, persistence of ethnicity; intergroup diversity; major racial and ethnic groups; the new immigrants. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604, 60 cr, or instructor consent