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English Minor

English
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
The English minor introduces students to a wide range of American, British, and world literatures.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
English Core (4 cr)
Take the following course:
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
English Survey Course (4 cr)
Only one additional survey course may be applicable to an elective area.
Take no more than 1 course(s) from the following:
· 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)
English Electives at the 2xxx-3xxx level (4 cr)
Most ENGL 2xxx-3xxx level courses apply here.
Take no more than 1 course(s) from the following:
· 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 CAT9, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2581 - Women Writers [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2601 - Reading Film [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2800 - Nature Writing [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2906 - Methods of Literary Study (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2922 - The Art of the Memoir: Reading and Writing Memoir (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3121 - Writing Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3223 - Shakespeare [LE CAT9, 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 3601 - Literature and Leadership (4.0 cr)
English Electives at the 4xxx-5xxx level (8 cr)
Most ENGL 4xxx-5xxx level courses apply here. This excludes ENGL 4097/5097-Internship and ENGL 4931-Practicum.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 4292 - Literature into Film (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4300 - Shakespeare in England [GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4375 - Drama (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4909 - Senior Portfolio (1.0 cr)
· ENGL 4922 - Teaching Literature and Communication (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture (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 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5395 - Special Topics in Late-Period Literature (various titles to be assigned) (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5495 - Special Topics in Genre and Media Studies (various titles to be assigned) (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 5564 - Studies in British Literature after 1900 (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 5580 - The Novel (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5591 - Independent Study (1.0-5.0 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)
· ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing (4.0 cr)
 
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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: Every Fall & Spring
Sampling of literary works mainly from Middle East, Africa, Far East, and South America.
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 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, bus also offer comparisons with other scriptural traditions.
ENGL 2571 - Contemporary Literature (LE CAT9, 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. Liberal Education global perspectives credit will be effective fall 2015.
ENGL 2581 - Women Writers (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Feminist reading of selected plays, poetry, prose (including critical works) written by women writers. prereq: 30 credits or instructor consent
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. pre-req: none
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 2922 - The Art of the Memoir: Reading and Writing Memoir
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the memoir as a literary genre--its conventions, elements, and its historical importance--and as an art form. Use of critical approaches in the reading of memoirs. Directed practice writing the student's own memoir.
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 3223 - Shakespeare (LE CAT9, 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 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: Fall Even Year
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 3601 - Literature and Leadership
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This class takes up the question of how literature can help us understand what makes effective leaders, and more broadly, how do we understand the concept of "leadership" itself. It examines representations of leadership styles and the challenges that leaders face through a close reading and analysis of literary texts from a broad range of cultures and time periods. In addition to using works of literature as case studies through which to explore issues in leadership, we will also look at what today's leaders are reading, as they seek to refine and develop their skills. pre-req: WRIT 1120
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 (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02497 - ForS 4300/ENGL 4300/TH 4300
Grading Basis: A-F only
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; also visit the UMD Study Abroad 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 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. prereq: LING 1811; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 4802
ENGL 4902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Teachin Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 5902
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and practice of teaching composition. Includes cognitive theories of the composition process, teaching, and writing across genres and purposes, and assessment of writing. For prospective teachers, grade 5 to community college level. prereq: Teachin Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 5902
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 4922 - Teaching Literature and Communication
Credits: 4.0 [max 5.0]
Prerequisites: Teaching Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already recevied for ENGL 5922.
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and applications in teaching reading, writing, literature, speaking, listening and non-print media, grades 5 - 12. Synthesizes work in previous Teaching Communication Arts and Literature courses with special attention to reflective pedagogy, curriculum design, and the transition into the teaching profession. prereq: Teaching Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already recevied for ENGL 5922.
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: instructor consent
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: 3121 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 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. pre-req: 8 credits of literature preferred
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.
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: 6 credits literature
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: 6 credits literature
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.
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: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
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.
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. 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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Spring
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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 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. Topic, genre, and historical focus vary according to instructor interest. pre-req: none
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 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: 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: 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: 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: 6 credits literature
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: 6 credits literature
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. Topics 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 topics vary. pre-req: Preferred 6 credits in ENGL 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: minimum 6 credits of Literature
ENGL 5591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [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: (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: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Periodic Spring
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: 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: Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5802 - 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. prereq: Graduate student; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 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.
ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and practice of teaching composition. Includes cognitive theories of the composition process, teaching, and writing across genres and purposes, and assessment of writing. For prospective teachers, grade 5 to community college level. prereq: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902