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English B.A.

English
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 37 to 38
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The English major develops student knowledge of literature and culture within English, American, and global contexts. Our students learn to read perceptively, think critically and creatively, write clearly and effectively, and engage meaningfully with the complex societies in which they live. As a liberal arts program, the English major provides students with both knowledge and a set of transferable skills valued in a wide range of professions. While some UMD English graduates each year go on to teach English or attend graduate school in English, the 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, neuroscience, theology, and library science. Other graduates have found success in the following fields and roles: small business owner, editor, producer of plays, health claims representative, sales consultant, office manager, journalist, writer, 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 - Learning in Community (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 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 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. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 is required (either a minor or another major). 2) Advanced writing requirement is met by the major requirements. 3) Study Abroad is encouraged for all students and the department makes every effort to facilitate such experiences.
Introductory Course (3-4 cr)
Any ENGL 1xxx-2xxx level course may apply here. Take one course from the following list.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 1001 {Inactive} [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 1535 - King Arthur in History, Literature, and Art [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1575 {Inactive} [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures [LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1583 - Introductory Study of Major Topics in Contemporary African Literature [LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1585 - Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture [LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1666 - Tales of Terror [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1777 - Crime and Detective Fiction [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1818 - Science Fiction in Film and Literature [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1907 - Introduction to Literature [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 2333 - Harry Potter: Texts and Contexts [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2535 - The Bible in Literature, Art and History [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2571 - Contemporary Literature [LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2581 {Inactive} [LE CAT, LECD C, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2601 - Reading Film [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2800 - Nature Writing [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2922 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3601 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
Required Courses (5 cr)
ENGL 2906 - Methods of Literary Study (4.0 cr)
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio (1.0 cr)
Surveys (8 cr)
Take one course from each of the following two areas.
American Literature Survey
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3563 - American Literature I [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3564 - American Literature II [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
British Literature Survey
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3501 - British Literature I [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3502 - British Literature II [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
Electives (12 cr)
Take one course from each of the following three areas. ENGL 5595 (Special Topics) and ENGL 5591 (Independent Study) may apply to an area with departmental approval.
Early Period Literature
(British Literature I (ENGL 3501) or American Literature I (ENGL 3563) can also fill this requirement, if it is not fulfilling a survey requirement.)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3223 - Shakespeare [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3501 - British Literature I [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3563 - American Literature I [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5295 - Special Topics in Early Period Literature (various titles to be assigned) (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5312 - Chaucer (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 5572 - American Renaissance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914 (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)
Later Period Literature
(British Literature II (ENGL 3502) or American Literature II (ENGL 3564) can also fill this requirement, if it is not fulfilling a survey requirement.)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3502 - British Literature II [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3564 - American Literature II [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5395 - Special Topics in Late-Period Literature (various titles to be assigned) (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5561 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5562 - Studies in 19th-Century British Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5564 - Studies in British Literature after 1900 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace (4.0 cr)
Genre and Media Studies
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3121 - Writing Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3411 - The Modern Short Story (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4292 - Literature into Film (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4300 - Shakespeare in England - Study Abroad [GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4375 - Drama (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5495 - Special Topics in Genre and Media Studies (various titles to be assigned) (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5580 - The Novel (4.0 cr)
English Seminars (8 cr)
Choose from the 4xxx or 5xxx courses listed above that are not fulfilling other requirements as well as from the following courses.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· 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)
· ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5591 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5595 - Special Topics in English (various titles to be assigned) (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
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A sub-plan is not required for this program.
 
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UST 1000 - Learning in Community
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: EHS 1000/UST 1000/ ES 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
ENGL 1535 - King Arthur in History, Literature, and Art (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of historical accounts, and literary and artistic treatments of King Arthur in Latin, French, and German sources of the Middle Ages and in selected works in modern Arthurian literature.
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures (LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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 1585 - Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture (LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduces students to the literature and cultures of Australia and New Zealand, focusing on the formation of national identity, both countries' relationship to Great Britain and the US, conventions like "mateship," and the cultural politics of aboriginal peoples.
ENGL 1666 - Tales of Terror (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Gothic masterpieces chiefly from English and American literature, with emphasis on sociological and psychological implications of the genre.
ENGL 1777 - Crime and Detective Fiction (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Stories about crimes, criminals, and detectives have captivated, entertained, and challenged readers for centuries. What might we learn from these fictional accounts about crime and justice? What might we learn from them about storytelling, the literary imagination, and the tastes of readers? To address these questions, this course surveys a range of stories about detectives, crime, and the criminal mind. Authors might include Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Chester Himes, Patricia Highsmith, Sue Grafton, and Walter Mosley. Relevant movies, television shows, and true-crime writing might also be included.
ENGL 1818 - Science Fiction in Film and Literature (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces students to techniques of film and literary study through the genre of science fiction. It requires students to interpret literary works with attention to form, genre, plot, character and historical and cultural contexts. In addition, it introduces students to competing definitions of the genre while acquainting them with some of its subgenres such as dystopian and cyberpunk literature.
ENGL 1907 - Introduction to Literature (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngL 1101/EngL 1907
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Literary modes and methods of literary study and interpretation. prereq: Primarily for nonmajors
ENGL 2333 - Harry Potter: Texts and Contexts (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This class will examine the Harry Potter phenomenon by reading the novels from a variety of critical perspectives in the context of key works of fairy tale and fantasy by J.K. Rowling's literary predecessors, influences, and contemporaries.
ENGL 2535 - The Bible in Literature, Art and History (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Study of how scripture has shaped literature and art, and how they have responded to scripture, with consideration of a range of historical, philosophical social and culture context ancient, medieval, and contemporary. Readings and discussions about art and literature representing a variety of literary genres (e.g. poetry, drama, musical theatre, novel, graphic novel) that primarily address the Judeo-Christian tradition, but also offer comparisons with other scriptural traditions.
ENGL 2571 - Contemporary Literature (LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Readings in world literature since 1945. Close attention to literary texts from Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia in their various aesthetic, historical, and cultural contexts. Topics of discussion might include the literary/aesthetic implications of post-colonialism, globalization, the Cold War and its aftermath, and technological developments.
ENGL 2601 - Reading Film (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course teaches students how to analyze movies and aims to inspire an on-going interest in film. Through discussion of a wide range of films and theoretical texts, students learn to think critically about the medium in terms of its uniquely cinematic attributes (e.g., editing, mise-en-scene, cinematography, lighting, sound, spectatorship) as well as its more literary qualities (e.g., narrative, character, genre). By the end of the semester, students will have the tools to think analytically about the films they encounter in future courses and in their movie-going lives more broadly.
ENGL 2800 - Nature Writing (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course introduces students to the practices and conventions of nature writing. Students learn to write creatively about the natural world and to read literary works that engage with it. Students produce creative work in a variety of forms and submit two of their productions for review by the class. The class also conducts numerous field trips to local outdoor settings, such as Tischer Creek and, if logistics permit, Gooseberry Falls, where they engage in nature writing directly and discuss relevant texts. By the end of the semester, students can expect to have a richer understanding of environmental literature, the ethical debates surrounding it, and the craft behind it, as well as, hopefully, a deeper appreciation for nature.
ENGL 2906 - Methods of Literary Study
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is a foundational course for the English major and for successful literary study. Students will examine what it means to study literature, exploring ideas that have been central to literary studies over the past century. Students will apply different approaches to thinking about, researching, and writing about literature to a range of texts and genres. pre-req: WRIT 1120
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Required portfolio and research project undertaken for senior seminar. prereq: English major, senior, instructor consent
ENGL 3563 - American Literature I (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: Civil War to present.
ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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 3501 - British Literature I (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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: Every Fall & Spring
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 3223 - Shakespeare (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall
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 3563 - American Literature I (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: origins to Civil War.
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5295 - Special Topics in Early Period Literature (various titles to be assigned)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in early period literature (pre-1800 for British and global literatures, and pre-1865 for American literature) that are not included in regular curriculum. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: 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: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study of a theme, literary school or circle, literary genre in historical and cultural context. Themes vary. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and themes vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: graduate student
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 3502 - British Literature II (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 3564 - American Literature II (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: Civil War to present.
ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Predicated on the value of a more heterogeneous world, the course celebrates obliterated legacies, cultures, and traditions with an aim of rewriting history, remaking the present, and re-imagining the future of African Diaspora Literature. The course advances credibility, diversity, and social justice by giving voice to the suppressed past muted narratives, forgotten traditions, marginalized indigenous cultures, trivialized revolutions, distorted epistemologies, and lost lives. Draws on various disciplines such as literature, history, cultural studies, film, and music to show the cultural and political imperative of negotiating the past.
ENGL 5395 - Special Topics in Late-Period Literature (various titles to be assigned)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in later-period literature (post-1800 for British and global literature and post-1865 for American literature) that are not included in regular curriculum. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5562 - Studies in 19th-Century British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study of British literature and culture of the Romantic and Victorian periods. Authors and historical focus will vary according to instructor interest. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5564 - Studies in British Literature after 1900
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study of British literature written after 1900. Themes, genre, and historical focus vary according to instructor interest. pre-req: graduate student
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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: graduate student
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: 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: Spring Odd Year
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: graduate student
ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
Writing of poetry, with emphasis on techniques learned through critical reading and classroom analysis.
ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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 4292 - Literature into Film
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Comparative study of novels and their film adaptations. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 4300 - Shakespeare in England - Study Abroad (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ForS 4300/ENGL 4300/TH 4300
Typically offered: Every Summer
This short-term study abroad course will explore Shakespeare's theatre world in London and his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, allowing students to experience, first-hand, how Shakespeare's plays were shaped by his environment in his own day, and how they were modified, adapted, and marketed over the next four centuries. By attending performances at modern reconstructions of the Globe and Blackfriars, students will see how Shakespeare wrote his plays to capitalize on the strengths (and minimize the limitations) of the physical theatre. Students will also tour the areas where Shakespeare lived and worked, such as Southwark and Blackfriars, and visit historic landmarks, such as The Tower, Westminster Abbey, and the Inns of Court, that figure prominently in his plays. A side-trip to Stratford-upon-Avon will help students better understand his upbringing-they will visit his birthplace and grammar school-and also see where he returned to retire early, live extravagantly, and die. Stratford-upon-Avon is also the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the world-famous acting troupe devoted to promoting Shakespeare's works. A principal focus of this course is to consider why Shakespeare is more popular today that he has ever been. Seeing Shakespeare performed by a range of actors (A-list to amateur), in a variety of theatres (West End to fringe), in a range of dramatic styles (period performance to avant-garde) will bring to life how Shakespeare is transformed from the page to the stage, how his works have been suited to changing tastes across the centuries, and why, despite the challenges posed by the language and subject matter of his plays, he continues to have a commanding presence in theatres and classrooms across the world. pre-req: instructor consent; admission to an approved study abroad program requires consent from the International Programs and Services Office
ENGL 4375 - Drama
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Selected playwrights, plays, types, traditions, or periods; relevant theoretical and critical writings. Authors and topics vary.
ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to the genres and history of digital literature, and to the literary dimensions of online games, social media, and other network forms. Students will learn the theories, tools, and practices of digital literary study and criticism. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5495 - Special Topics in Genre and Media Studies (various titles to be assigned)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in genre and media studies that are not included in the regular curriculum. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5580 - The Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Explores the novel in its cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Themes addressed may include issues of authorship, print culture and the literary marketplace, narrative style, and how what we think of as "the novel" has changed over time and in various parts of the world. Authors and themes vary. pre-req: graduate student
ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. Note: credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 5802
ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students choose projects in consultation with their instructor. prereq: instructor consent; maximum 6 credits may be applied to grad program
ENGL 5595 - Special Topics in English (various titles to be assigned)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 3223 - Shakespeare (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall
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: Every Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: Civil War to present.
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: Fall Odd Year
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: Periodic Fall
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and themes vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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: graduate student
ENGL 5533 - Studies in English Literature before 1800
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study of a theme, literary school or circle, literary genre in historical and cultural context. Themes vary. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5562 - Studies in 19th-Century British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study of British literature and culture of the Romantic and Victorian periods. Authors and historical focus will vary according to instructor interest. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: graduate student
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: 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: Periodic Fall & Spring
Predicated on the value of a more heterogeneous world, the course celebrates obliterated legacies, cultures, and traditions with an aim of rewriting history, remaking the present, and re-imagining the future of African Diaspora Literature. The course advances credibility, diversity, and social justice by giving voice to the suppressed past muted narratives, forgotten traditions, marginalized indigenous cultures, trivialized revolutions, distorted epistemologies, and lost lives. Draws on various disciplines such as literature, history, cultural studies, film, and music to show the cultural and political imperative of negotiating the past.
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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: graduate student
ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Fall
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: Periodic Spring
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. Note: credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 5802
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present. prereq: graduate student
LING 3102 - Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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
ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Required portfolio and research project undertaken for senior seminar. prereq: English major, senior, instructor consent
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures (LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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 2571 - Contemporary Literature (LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Readings in world literature since 1945. Close attention to literary texts from Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia in their various aesthetic, historical, and cultural contexts. Topics of discussion might include the literary/aesthetic implications of post-colonialism, globalization, the Cold War and its aftermath, and technological developments.
ENGL 3333 - Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Fall Odd Year
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
Predicated on the value of a more heterogeneous world, the course celebrates obliterated legacies, cultures, and traditions with an aim of rewriting history, remaking the present, and re-imagining the future of African Diaspora Literature. The course advances credibility, diversity, and social justice by giving voice to the suppressed past muted narratives, forgotten traditions, marginalized indigenous cultures, trivialized revolutions, distorted epistemologies, and lost lives. Draws on various disciplines such as literature, history, cultural studies, film, and music to show the cultural and political imperative of negotiating the past.
ENGL 4292 - Literature into Film
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Comparative study of novels and their film adaptations. 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: Periodic Fall
Selected playwrights, plays, types, traditions, or periods; relevant theoretical and critical writings. Authors and topics vary.
ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 5533 - Studies in English Literature before 1800
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study of a theme, literary school or circle, literary genre in historical and cultural context. Themes vary. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5562 - Studies in 19th-Century British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study of British literature and culture of the Romantic and Victorian periods. Authors and historical focus will vary according to instructor interest. prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and themes vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: graduate student
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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: graduate student
ENGL 5595 - Special Topics in English (various titles to be assigned)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. prereq: graduate student repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 8 credits.
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: graduate student
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: graduate student
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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: 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: Spring Odd Year
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: graduate student
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present. prereq: graduate student
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
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: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
Application of interpersonal conflict management theory and skills to small group, organizational, and community conflicts.
COMM 3505 - Media Communications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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
ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines involving language and literature. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines of art, design, and performing arts. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines involving business and management of organizations. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines of education and other fields related to human services. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines of mathematics and life and physical sciences. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. prereq: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of writing for those invested in the disciplines of social sciences and related fields. Exploration of academic and professional rhetorical situations. Practice with research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC or AA completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
COMM 4500 - History of Rhetoric
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Rhetoric has a long and storied history. This course surveys that rich history from ancient to contemporary times. The course aims at developing understanding of key figures, events, and concepts in rhetoric's history to reflect on the role that all kinds of symbolic action play in the lives of societies, polities, and individuals. Together we will examine enduring philosophical issues in the study of public argument. Students will gain practical tools for understanding public communication and the analysis of rhetorical texts.
COMM 4505 - Media Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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.
ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. Note: credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 5802
WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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 Narrative and Analytical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 CAT, LECD C, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 CAT, LECD C, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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: Periodic Fall & Summer
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 Modern Culture (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course examines the cultural and political history of the Anishinaabe/Ojibwe/Chippewa life from origins to present day. Students will be introduced to the seasonal round and longstanding efforts for sustainability as well as the changes and continuities in these practices.
AMIN 3206 - Federal Indian Policy (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AMIN 3206/TAG 3206
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: minimum 30 credits; this course previously titled: Indian-White Relations; credit will not be granted if already received for 3106.
AMIN 3660 - American Indian Novel (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Approximately four novels by American Indian authors are read with an explanation of the novels and the milieu that produced them. Credit will not be granted if already received for 3260.
ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ANTH 3628/WS 3628
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall & Spring
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
CRIM 3338 - Sociology of Gangs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
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
FR 2315 - French Cinema (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Images of human diversity in French cinema. Films with English subtitles; class discussion in English.
GEOG 3334 - Urban Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 - The Ecology of Cities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
By 2050, over three-quarters of the world's population will live in urban environments. To accommodate this transition, it is critical that we understand the relationship between nature and people within cities. This course will introduce the theoretical, practical, and policy-related aspects of urban systems, and the challenges and solutions to developing sustainable cities. 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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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
SOC 3831 - Organizations and Society
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
The study of Latino communities in the United States, from the colonial period to the present. Topics covered include the Spanish legacy in the Southeast and Southwest, Caribbean communities on the East coast and demographic transition away from major metropolitan areas to the Midwest. Students will read travel narratives, fiction, poetry, and theater, and will have the opportunity to collect oral histories from Latinos in Minnesota. The course is open to all students and will be taught in English.
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: Periodic Fall
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 CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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.
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: Every Fall & Spring
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: Every Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Spring
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: Every Spring
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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
ANTH 4621 - Myth and Sacred Symbols
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Interpretation of myths and sacred symbols found in beliefs and rituals of selected traditional cultures. prereq: 1604, min 60 cr
EDUC 4234 - Science, Technology, and Society (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course examines the geography of social power from international geopolitics, to protest politics in public space, to theories of hetero-normativity and patriarchy. The central focus of this course is the spatial organization of politics, i.e., how people organize themselves into groups, and how those groups police themselves and vie with each other in various places and at multiple scales. 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: Every Fall
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: SOC 4947/WS 4947
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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 ANTH 1604 or WS 1000, min 60 cr or instructor consent
SOC 4949 - Race and Ethnic Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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