Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions



List of Course Description Prefixes  

Course Description by Department/Program  

 

English

  
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    ENG 307 - Topics in Professional Writing


    This is a course for students interested in studying the relationship between rhetoric, writing, and design. Students will learn about aspects of craft, technique, and the creative process through a close and focused inspection of contemporary writing and rhetorical practices. Areas of study will vary from semester to semester, but will include close textual reading and practice in creative, multimodal, and expository writing.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 309 - Newswriting


    This course covers the basics of news-story writing for the print media with intensive practice in news gathering, background research, interviewing, covering a beat, covering social and political issues, and consideration of ethical and legal issues related to American journalism.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 310 - Topics in Journalism


    Under this rubric the English Department will offer a variety of advanced courses that have journalistic writing as a major component of the course work. Topics include American culture and world communication, and the right to privacy. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 315 - Ancient Literature


    This course will vary between being focused on Greek and Roman literature and on literatures outside the Mediterranean/Aegean ancient world.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 319 - Studies in Genre and Form


    The content of this course is flexible, but will focus upon some aspect or dimension of genre studies not treated through other course rubrics. Topics may include women and the romance, the vampire novel and popular culture, or the novel of sensation. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 320 - Continental Literature


    This course examines readings in major works from the Middle Ages through the sixteenth century. Texts typically include some or all of the following: Augustine’s Confessions, Boccaccio’s Decameron, Petrarch’s Sonnets, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptameron, Montaigne’s Essays. All texts are read in modern translations.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 321 - Modernisms


    This course will focus on some aspect or aspects of American, British, Continental, and international literary modernisms. Students should expect to explore writing from the first half of the twentieth century and to investigate issues of literary innovation, modernity and historical change, self-understandings as “modern,” competing literary versions of modernism, and theoretical/historical versions of modernism.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 322 - Modern Autobiography


    The concept of the self has undergone critical changes in the history of autobiography. Many modern autobiographical writers have completely dispensed with traditional notions of the self, expanding the genre and giving it a strong literary focus. By comparing a selection of autobiographical texts by modern authors such as Rilke, Stein, Barthes, and H. D. with more traditional forms of autobiography, the course investigates the historical vicissitudes in the conceptualization of a “self.”

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 324 - Studies in Canadian Literature and Culture


    This course offers students an in-depth study of specific regional, cultural, or political developments in Canadian literature and film. Students may investigate the works of ethnic minorities, women, or particular authors. They may also focus on formative historical periods in the social development of Canada and the literature these periods have inspired (e.g. Quebec literature, literature of the Great Depression). Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 325 - Epic and Romance


    This course will focus on the emergence and development of Epic and Romance. Possible topics include “the Epic,” “Arthurian Romance,” and “Medieval Epic and Romance.” Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 326 - Studies in International Literature Since 1900


    Literature since 1900 has become increasingly international especially because of expanded availability of translated texts. This course explores topics in literature that are international in scope whether through specific influences or in response to historical, philosophical, political, and aesthetic developments. Although the range and focus of the course will vary, topics will include studies in Commonwealth and European literatures as well as literatures of specific regions such as Africa, the Caribbean, and/or South America. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: International
    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 328 - Modern Novel: Themes and Methods


    This course explores works by six or more distinguished novelists expressing contemporary subject matter and technique. Among representative themes students will consider those of dream and illusion, revolution and personal revolt, alienation and anxiety, crime and self-assertion; among narrative techniques, ellipsis and adaptations of stream-of-consciousness. The list of novelists will vary, but may include Knut Hamsun, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Herman Hesse, Andre Malraux, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Christina Stead, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, and Djuna Barnes.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 330 - History of the English Language


    This course includes a survey of the prehistory of the language as well as a detailed study of Old, Middle, Early Modern, and Modern English and the forces that shaped these stages. Some methods of modern linguistic science are utilized in examining current usage. Change and development of the language are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 334 - Topics in Literacy Studies


    This course examines specific topics in the history, practices, and theories of reading and writing, and surveys changing concepts of literacy, orality, illiteracy and theoretical debates over the meaning of the word “literacy” itself. Each section of the course includes a core of readings introducing the central concepts of literacy studies drawn from a variety of related fields such as socio-linguistics, the history of literacy and of print culture, the sociology and history of education, and the psychology of reading. Specific topics will include diverse areas of study such as the history of Anglo-American literacy practices in working-class autobiographies and slave narratives, the history and practices of digital literacies, and multilingual literacies.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Socio-cultural Analysis
    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 337 - Studies in Rhetoric


    Students will be introduced to the many ways of thinking about rhetoric historically and the value of rhetorical criticism in analyzing texts, discourse, and language. Topics will vary but may survey theories of rhetoric from Plato and Aristotle to contemporary theoretical approaches to rhetoric, including theories of digital rhetoric and multimodality. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 338 - Studies in Language


    This course may offer a variety of topics on language that include the following: linguistic approaches to literary analysis; language and culture; grammatical structure in English and related languages; and the history of linguistic thought. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 340 - History of Literary Criticism and Theory


    This course is an historical study of the key critics and theorists from Plato and Aristotle to the present day.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 341 - Contemporary Critical Theories


    This course is an introduction to major schools of literary criticism developed in the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on identifying points of agreement and divergence between various theories and methods for interpreting literature. Specific theories to be studied may include (but are not limited to) structuralism, psychoanalytic theory, Marxist criticism, deconstruction, feminist theory, and the new historicism.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 342 - Topics in Contemporary Theory


    This course studies in-depth selected theoretical approaches to literature and culture. It will focus either on a single current theory or, through a comparative method, two to three different theories (e.g., structuralism and formalism, Marxism and cultural criticism, or deconstruction and feminism). Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, spring, and summer
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 344 - Sex/Gender and Sexuality


    This course will investigate sex/gender and sexuality as analytic categories for understanding culture. Through a consideration of both history and theory, the course will explore different models for understanding sex/gender and sexuality, including their interaction with other categories of difference such as race and class. It will also explore the effect of these models on our understanding of literature, mass culture, theories of identity, and contemporary social life.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Culture, Power, and Equity
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 345 - Racial Formations


    Guided by the concept of “racial formations,” this course will foreground the definition of “race.” It will ask questions about whether race is a biological or discursive category, about the relationship between race and identity, and about how racial identity is informed by class, gender, sexuality, and other socio-historical “formations.” Course materials may include literature, film, criticism and theory, scientific and historical readings, and popular culture texts such as television, video, and music.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 346 - Language, Literature and the Politics of Identity in Contemporary Ireland


    This course is an examination of the relations among literature, language and the politics of identity in Ireland today. Readings will include political, historical, and cultural materials from various communities of discourse competing to shape Irish identity for the twenty-first century, including traditional republicanism and unionism, new nationalism, historical revisionism, feminism, and consumer capitalism.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 347 - Topics in Cultural Studies


    This course explores specific cultural practices of the past and present. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the different ways in which popular culture has been analyzed and the ways in which different popular cultures have sustained themselves. Although topics courses will vary in subject matter, they will all share the common objective of examining the ways in which a given culture makes sense of itself. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 348 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies


    This course investigates literature in relation to other disciplines, with an emphasis on how various fields of knowledge contextualize and elucidate our understanding of literary production. Topics may vary and include, for example, anthropology and drama, Freud and literature, literature and technology, and parallel movements in art and/or music and literature. Because of the diverse range of interdisciplinary studies, material is drawn from film, video, music, and art, as well as from printed texts. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 350 - Medieval English Literature


    This course is a survey of genres popular from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries (including debates, lyrics, romances, allegories, drama), with emphasis on literature of fourteenth-century England. Major readings will typically include Chaucer’s Troilus, The Pearl, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 351 - Chaucer and the Medieval World


    This course is an exploration of Chaucer’s historical, philosophical, and literary world through his major comic narrative, Canterbury Tales.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 352 - Medieval Drama


    This course will introduce the theater of the medieval world, which ranges from the liturgical, ritual drama of the church, to the morality plays-performed by traveling companies-and the mystery cycles in the fifteenth century. Tudor plays of the early sixteenth century may also be read. Attention will be paid to the aesthetic and theological principles underlying the conjunction of farce and high seriousness in the plays, as well as to distinctly medieval techniques of staging and production.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 353 - Medieval Women Writers


    This course focuses on women writing in various discursive milieux during the long period between the third and the sixteenth centuries. Writers include literate nuns, female courtly love lyricists, laywomen mystics, the first professional woman writer Christine de Pizan, and women dramatists. Non-English texts will be read in modern translation.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 354 - Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture


    This course explores literature and culture ranging from the fifth and sixth centuries through the late fifteenth century. Some topics that may recur include Anglo-Latin and Anglo-French literature and scholarship; feminist studies of medieval culture; and allegory, symbol, and sign. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 355 - English Renaissance Literature and Culture


    This course is a survey of major genres and writers of the English Renaissance. The course is concerned with the historical context of the production and reception of Renaissance texts. Emphasis is on how sixteenth and seventeenth century innovations in formal techniques are related to cultural and institutional change. Typical writers will include More, Spenser, Marlowe, Wroth, Sidney, Shakespeare, Lanier, Donne, and Milton. Topics and issues covered include gender and the erotic, humanism and power, religion, imperialism, social hierarchy, and notions of selfhood.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 357 - Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama


    This course is a study of selected plays from the English Renaissance. The course may focus on a particular theme, genre, sociopolitical issue, or author. Typical topics include theater and the state, unruly women, magic and witchcraft, the construction of the “other,” and rebellion. Playwrights typically included are Kyd, Marlowe, Dekker, Webster, Middleton, and Jonson.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 360 - Shakespeare


    ENG 360 and 361 each feature close reading of five to seven of Shakespeare’s plays, and focus attention both on theatrical and philosophical meanings. Both courses include tragedies and comedies; neither is introductory nor prerequisite to the other. ENG 360 often includes a section on Shakespeare’s history plays, while ENG 361  includes a section on Shakespeare’s “romances.”

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, spring, and summer
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 361 - Shakespeare


    ENG 360  and ENG 361 each feature close reading of five to seven of Shakespeare’s plays, and focus attention both on theatrical and philosophical meanings. Both courses include tragedies and comedies; neither is introductory nor prerequisite to the other. ENG 360  often includes a section on Shakespeare’s history plays, while ENG 361 includes a section on Shakespeare’s “romances.”

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent. 
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, spring, and summer
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 362 - Studies in Shakespeare


    This is an advanced course in Shakespeare that emphasizes the application of various critical and scholarly approaches to important aspects of the poet and dramatist’s work. Typical subjects include allegorical elements in Shakespeare’s plays; Shakespeare and the daemonic; Shakespeare and computers; Shakespeare and popular culture; Shakespeare, theater, and the state; Shakespeare’s sources; Shakespeare, gender, and sexuality. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 363 - Studies in the Renaissance


    This course examines selected topics and writers from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The course may focus on an author, genre, historical moment, socio-historical problem, or discursive practice. Typical topics include popular culture, the “New Science,” pastoral and politics, literature of “New World” exploration and colonization, the market, or the English Civil War. Courses will typically study the relation of diverse practices of writing or generic conventions to the social and political order of Renaissance England. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 365 - Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture


    Focusing mostly upon representative or canonical texts, this is a multi-generic course intended to provide an overview of British literature and culture in the “long” eighteenth century, 1660-1800. Readings will be organized around several of the following cultural and historical issues: political and religious controversies; the role of science and experimentation; the creation of the literary professional; women and the domestic sphere; the growth of the British Empire.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 366 - Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century


    More specialized than ENG 365 , this course offers the opportunity for intensive focus upon a single genre, author, issue, or historical moment to be determined by the instructor. Typical topics include satire and the politics of “wit,” the cult of sensibility, theater and anti-theatricality, the eighteenth-century long poem, and seduction and the scandalous memoir. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 367 - Literature and Culture of the Early Republic


    Focusing upon representative early American texts, this course considers questions of revolution, the transition from colonialism, emergent nationalisms, and constructions of citizenship within the context of the American War for Independence and the ensuing years of the Early Republic.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 368 - Studies in Eighteenth-Century American Literature and Culture


    More specialized than ENG 367 , this course offers the opportunity for intensive focus upon a single genre, author, issue, or historical moment, to be determined by the instructor. Typical topics include science in/and the New World, American nationalisms, the rise of slavery in the colonies, witchcraft and public order, the French Revolution in America, The Great Awakening and women’s public life, and colonial autobiography. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 369 - Emergence of the Novel


    This course explores the emergence of the novel as a new literary mode, one both dependent upon and distinguishable from the kinds of prose narrative that are usually described as its origins: journalism, scandalous memoirs, Puritan autobiographies, conduct books, etc.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 370 - Literature of Discovery, Exploration, and Colonialism


    Focusing upon literatures of the Atlantic, this course examines literary, historical, and discursive connections between European, Creole, and indigenous cultures in the early period of European expansion. Topics to be explored include the commercial, religious, and scientific origins of European exploration, “New World” representations, and the social organization of colonialism. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for specific descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: International
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 371 - Romantic Writing


    This course is a study of major British poets of the Romantic period (1790-1832). Readings will be selected from among the works of William Blake, Helen Maria Williams, Ann Yearsley, Hannah More, William Wordsworth, S.T. Coleridge, John Clare, John Keats, Byron, and Percy Shelley.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 373 - Studies in Romantic Literature and Culture


    This course will explore themes and issues unique to the Romantic Period. Although the content of the course will vary, it will generally include a mixture of literary and cultural forms, including poetry, fiction, nonfictional prose, painting, and drama. Possible themes will include women and Romanticism; Romantic writing and the French Revolution; Romanticism and popular culture; forms of Romantic autobiography; Romantic fiction. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 375 - Nineteenth-Century British Novel


    This course is a study of the canonical novels produced during the nineteenth century, including texts by the Brontes, Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and Hardy. The course will examine narrative forms, narrators, audience, plots and stories; cultural forms such as the literary pen name; the material production of books, serials, and newspaper stories; the cultural predominance of fiction during the period; the cultural production of subjectivity and readership; and the uses and readings of history in fiction.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 376 - Victorian Literature and Culture


    This course explores Victorian writing, including poetry, novels, plays, autobiography, and non-fiction by writers such as the Brontes, the Brownings, Carlyle, Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Hopkins, John Stuart Mill, the Rossettis and the pre-Raphaelites, Ruskin, Pater, Tennyson, Wilde. Readings will be organized around several of the following Victorian intellectual, ideological, and cultural issues: the relation of Victorianism to neo-classicism, Romanticism, and modernism; the situation of women; theories of gender and sexuality; industrialism; materialism; aestheticism; decadence; scientific and religious controversies; the emergence of psychoanalysis.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 377 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture


    This course explores various topics, including fin de siècle literature and culture; nineteenth-century intellectual history and culture (e.g., Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud); Victorian poetry and the visual arts; nineteenth-century psychology and culture; contemporary film appropriations of Victorian fiction. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 379 - Earlier Women Writers


    This course focuses upon the efforts of women writers in the early modern period to create, negotiate, and contest the terms of a developing literary culture. Instructors will attend to the successes and limitations of gender as a category of analysis. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 380 - Early Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture


    This course examines the literature and culture of the United States to the Civil War. While particular writers, works, and theoretical emphases may vary with the instructor, the course will consider historical context and may include canonical and non-canonical texts in a variety of literary and cultural forms: long and short fiction, poetry and song, non-fiction essays, slave narratives, political pamphlets and journalism, and paintings. Possible topics include the growth of female authorship; social reform movements; and the formation and interpretation of the American literary canon.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 382 - The Earlier American Novel


    This course explores the American novel to 1900 with attention to historical context, generic development, and thematic connections between texts. The course may include various types of novels, such as epistolary, gothic, romance, domestic, and realist, as well as canonical and noncanonical writers.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 383 - Studies in African-American Literature and Culture


    This course will explore various topics in African-American literature and culture. Specific courses may focus on literary traditions, genres, and themes; literary and cultural periods or movements; theoretical issues in the development or study of African-American literature; or the work of a single author. Possible topics include the slave narrative, African-American non-fiction prose, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, African-American women’s writing, African-American literary and cultural theory, Black popular culture. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for specific descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Culture, Power, and Equity
    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 384 - Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture


    This course covers the historical period associated with the rise of realism and naturalism in American literature that is traditionally marked by the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. While the course’s focus may vary, it will explore the definitions of realism and naturalism with regard to both historical context and aesthetic agendas. In testing definitions of American realism and naturalism, the course may ask questions about whose reality, whose America, and whose intellectual and cultural traditions have shaped our understanding of the literary movements that arose in response to major changes in American society during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 385 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture


    This course examines specific themes, works, or writers prominent in nineteenth-century American literature and culture. The course may focus on a particular literary tradition, genre, or theme; a literary and cultural movement; a theoretical issue in the development or study of nineteenth-century American literature; or the work of a single author. Possible topics include slavery and abolition in American literature, nineteenth-century popular culture, the domestic novel, American Renaissance, and Whitman and Dickinson. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 387 - Women Writers Since 1900


    This course introduces students to the diverse concerns of modern and contemporary women writers. It could be organized around a thematic, theoretical, or historical question or could be devoted to two or three figures. It may include writers from First and Third world countries, immigrant writers, and writers of the African Diaspora.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 390 - British Poetry Since 1900


    This course will focus on poetry written in Britain since 1900, with emphasis on such questions as the development of modernism, poetic forms and strategies, links to political and cultural developments, and new forms and strategies after modernism. The course will usually focus on three or four specific poets read against a broader poetic and historical context. Poets may include T. S. Eliot, Hugh MacDiarmid, D. H. Lawrence, Stevie Smith, Liz Lochhead, Maeve McGuckian, or writers associated with the “New British Poetries.”

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 391 - American Poetry Since 1900


    This course will focus on American poetry written since 1900. While primary texts and historical or theoretical emphases will vary with the semester, the course will consider poetic forms and strategies, and relations to literary modernism and to American thematics and traditions. In most semesters, the course will focus on three or four major poets, examining their poetry against a broader poetic and historical context.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 393 - The American Novel Since 1900


    This course will study various types of novels, such as the realist novel, the social protest novel, the modernist novel, the Gothic novel, and the autobiographical novel, with attention to social and historical contexts and to thematic connections between texts. It is not purely a survey of “Great American Novels” but may include both canonical and non-canonical writers.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 394 - Studies in American Literature and Culture Since 1900


    This course will be organized around different literary periods, geographical regions, fields of study, and intellectual and cultural movements. Possible topics include the Harlem Renaissance, literature and the left, literature of new social movements (Black power, feminism, lesbian and gay rights), youth cultures, the Vietnam era, immigrant writers, American Indian writers, southern writers, Caribbean writers in the USA, and Maine writers. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 395 - Irish Literature and Culture


    Irish literature in English and Irish culture will be studied in relation to three phases in the political and cultural development of Ireland as a nation: 1) the period of Irish nationalism prior to independence in 1922; 2) the formative years of nation building and its myth-making from independence to 1960; 3) 1960 to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 396 - James Joyce


    This course is an examination of Joyce’s major texts, including Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and selections from Finnegans Wake. Emphasis will be on Ulysses. The course also will include relevant biographical, critical and contextual material.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 397 - Studies in Irish Literature and Culture


    This course explores topics in Irish literature and culture, often set in the context of Irish history and politics. Sample topics include: Irish drama, Irish film, Yeats and Joyce, Joyce and Beckett, and women and Irish culture. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: International
    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 398 - Studies in British Literature and Culture Since 1900


    This course will focus on the interrelated literatures of Britain’s distinctive cultures in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will be organized around different literary periods, cultures, theoretical and historical emphases and social movements. Possible topics include British modernism, the Scottish Renaissance, race and writing in Britain, writing and nationalism. Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100   or College Writing Equivalent.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 400 - Independent Study in Creative or Expository Writing


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent and Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-15

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 401 - Creative Writing Minor Thesis


    The student, working in collaboration with a faculty advisor, produces a thesis of 10-15 poems or 25-50 pages of fiction or memoir. The thesis may be multi-genre, by the student’s choice.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 302 , ENG 303 ENG 304 , or ENG 306  and permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 409 - Internship in Professional Writing


    By application to the Department and arrangement with campus or local newspaper or journal.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 309  or ENG 310 , or permission of the Department.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-6

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Engaged Learning
    Course Typically Offered: Fall, spring, and summer
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 410 - Independent Study in Journalism


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent and Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-15

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 411 - Seminar in Journalism


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered: Variable
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 415 - Independent Study in Ancient and Biblical Literature and Culture


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-6

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 418 - Independent Study in Genre and Form


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-3

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 419 - Seminar in Genre and Form


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 431 - Seminar on Literacy Studies and the Teaching of Writing


    This seminar will consider topics in composition theory and practice within the broad context of histories and theories of literacy. Participants will be asked to make connections between curricular design or pedagogical practices and such issues as the history of public education and English studies, theories of discourse, writing and language use, and definitions of literary language and textuality. There will be consideration of contemporary research debates on the teaching of writing. This seminar is required for students enrolled in the Internship on the Teaching of Writing.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s): ENG 432  
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 432 - Internship in the Teaching of Writing


    This Internship will provide qualified upper-class English majors with supervised experience in the teaching of writing. There is also the possibility of placement in tutoring and in community literacy programs. Students registering for the internship must also register for ENG 431  Seminar on Literacy Studies and the Teaching of Writing. Application and screening for the internship take place through the College Writing Committee.

    Prerequisite(s):
    Co-requisite(s): ENG 431  
    Credits: 1-6

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 440 - Independent Study in Literary Criticism and Theory


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-15

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 441 - Seminar in Literary Criticism and Theory


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 444 - Independent Study in Interdisciplinary and Cultural Studies


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-6

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 445 - Seminar in Interdisciplinary and Cultural Studies


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 450 - Independent Study in Medieval Studies


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: var.

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 451 - Seminar in Medieval Studies


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 455 - Independent Study in the Renaissance


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-15

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 456 - Seminar in the Renaissance


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 466 - Seminar in the Eighteenth Century


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 475 - Independent Study in the Nineteenth Century


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-15

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 476 - Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Studies


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 490 - Independent Study in Literature Since 1900


    See Department for application form.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1-6

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English
  
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    ENG 491 - Seminar in Literature Since 1900


    Students should consult the Department’s Course Guide for detailed descriptions.

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours in English, including ENG 245  or permission of the instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Capstone
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English

English as Second Language

  
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    ESL 006 - Intensive Grammar


    This course (2-3 sections) focuses on building a stronger foundation in the grammatical and editing skills necessary for more natural and accurate English, both oral and written. Through a series of grammatical exercises, meaningful drilling, and analysis of the structure of the English language, students will become more adept at producing a wider variety of language with a higher knowledge of use and form. The course will not only introduce new structures in language but also review and expand upon those already learned. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or an associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 007 - Listening and Oral Communication/US Culture


    This course focuses on cultural awareness and US culture as well as the improvement of the listening and oral skills that are necessary for the university classroom. The primary goals of the course are to introduce students to various aspects of US culture and intercultural communication via oral discussions and listening activities. Additional goals are to assist students in achieving comprehensible pronunciation and gaining confidence in listening comprehension and speaking skills. Students will also be exposed to a wide variety of vocabulary and grammatical structures in context. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or an associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 008 - Reading, Writing & Vocabulary


    This course (3-4 sections) focuses on the improvement of the reading and writing skills that are necessary for the university classroom. The readings are from authentic sources and promote use of strategies for writing short reaction papers, summaries, and essays which are based on these readings. Informal journal writing is an integral part of the course. Students will also be exposed to a wide vocabulary and systematic overview of grammatical structure. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or an associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 009 - Intensive Reading and Speaking Fluency


    Intensive Reading and Speaking Fluency (2 sections) focuses on improving students’ fluency in both reading and speaking while learning about topics in United States culture, history and current events. Emphasis is on developing speed and comprehension in reading and listening to material drawn from texts, news sources, film and popular culture. Students will learn strategies for speaking in front of a group, compensating for accent, and conducting informational interviews. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 016 - Intensive Grammar


    This course (3-4 sections) focuses on building a stronger foundation in the grammatical and editing skills necessary for more natural and accurate English, both oral and written. Through a series of grammatical exercises, meaningful drilling, and analysis of the structure of the English language, students will become more adept at producing a wider variety of language with a higher knowledge of use and form. The course will not only introduce new structures in language but also review and expand upon those already learned. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or an associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 017 - Listening and Oral Communication/US Culture


    This course (2 sections) focuses on cultural awareness and US culture as well as the improvement of the listening and oral skills that are necessary for the university classroom. The primary goals of the course are to introduce students to various aspects of US culture and intercultural communication via oral discussions and listening activities. Additional goals are to assist students in achieving comprehensible pronunciation and gaining confidence in listening comprehension and speaking skills. Students will also be exposed to a wide variety of vocabulary and grammatical structures in context. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or an associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 018 - Reading, Writing & Vocabulary


    This course (3-4 sections) focuses on the improvement of the reading and writing skills that are necessary for the university classroom. The readings are from authentic sources and promote use of strategies for writing short reaction papers, summaries, and essays which are based on these readings. Informal journal writing is an integral part of the course. Students will also be exposed to a wide vocabulary and systematic overview of grammatical structure. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or an associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type:
  
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    ESL 019 - Intensive Reading and Speaking Fluency


    Intensive Reading and Speaking Fluency (2 sections) focuses on improving students’ fluency in both reading and speaking while learning about topics in United States culture, history and current events. Emphasis is on developing speed and comprehension in reading and listening to material drawn from texts, news sources, film and popular culture. Students will learn strategies for speaking in front of a group, compensating for accent, and conducting informational interviews. (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 1.5

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as a Second Language
  
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    ESL 099 - Intermediate Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary


    This is an intermediate-level English language course for students whose first language is not English. This is a developmental ESL course designed to help students compose fluent and accurate writing as used in academic settings. Students will develop a greater sense of confidence in using written English as a method of communication. Emphasis will be placed on achieving unity and coherence in written compositions and on understanding the mechanical aspects of the essay. Students will learn to read for meaning and to analyze authentic texts. Through reading, writing, and specific exercises, students will expand their grasp of vocabulary and idiom needed for academic work and progress into ESL 103 . (The credit for this course does not apply toward a baccalaureate or an associate degree.)

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 100 - College Writing


    This is a section of College Writing which is intended for multilingual writers and/or non-native speakers of English only. ESL 100 will serve as the first course in the required three-course USM writing sequence. Throughout the course, students learn several fundamental ideas about writing: that writing is a process; that writing always involves reading; that writing is situational and involves specific rhetorical elements (purpose, audience, text, genre, style, mode); that writing is recursive and therefore always in-process; and that writing requires metacognitive thinking. ESL 100 students engage in a series of essay assignments that reflect points of view, engage with readings, and focus on a central thesis or project. Through these writing practices, students develop a metalanguage to articulate their writing and rhetorical choices and to demonstrate an understanding of sentence structure and syntax as central to meaning. By the end of the course, students should be able to assess a writing situation and then successfully write for that situation. Coursework includes significant opportunities to improve grammar and usage, build academic vocabulary, and practice techniques involved in conducting secondary research, including using databases and MLA/APA documentation. ESL 100 is the final course in the Admissions Pathway Program (APP) sequence. Per CORE requirement policies, it is considered the equivalent of ENG 100, ENG 101, ENG 104, HON 100, LCC 110, LCC 111, RSP 100 and RSP 104.

    Prerequisite(s): ESL 104  & ESL 102  or program assessment and permission and college readiness in writing;
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Writing, Reading, and Inquiry 1
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 101 - Admissions Pathway Program Level I: Intermediate/Advanced Grammar and Writing


    This is an intermediate/advanced-level English language course for Admissions Pathway Program (APP) students who are non-native speakers of English/ multilingual writers. This course focuses on strengthening the foundation of English grammatical skills and applying them in academic writing. Emphasis is on understanding the meaning, use, and form of common grammar structures needed for college level writing. Students will work on accurate production of English, both oral and written, through a series of grammar practice exercises, and they will apply this knowledge to their own writing and editing. This course prepares students for the more advanced ESL 102  .

    Prerequisite(s): Program assessment and  permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as a Second Language
  
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    ESL 102 - Admissions Pathway Program Level II: Advanced Grammar and Writing


    This is an advanced-level English language course for APP, multilingual writer students that focuses on building a stronger foundation of grammatical skills that will aid students in producing more natural and accurate writing skills in the English language. Emphasis is placed on understanding and using advanced grammar structures needed for academic writing and discussion at the university level. Through a series of grammatical exercises, meaningful drilling, both written and oral, short essay writing, and analysis of the structure of English, students will improve their academic writing and editing skills.

    Prerequisite(s): ESL 998  or  program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 103 - Admissions Pathway Program Level I: Intermediate/ Advanced Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary


    Designed for Admissions Pathway Program (APP) multilingual writers, this is a mid-advanced-level English language course which focuses on helping students produce grammatical, well-constructed, coherent English, in both written and spoken form. Based on the writing process, students will write and rewrite paragraphs and essays drawn from topical and academic reading, works of fiction, and class discussion. Students learn to read and analyze for content and style a variety of authentic works of fiction and non-fiction. A strong focus will be on enhancing the students’ academic vocabulary.

    Prerequisite(s): ESL 099   or program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s):
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated once.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language
  
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    ESL 104 - Admissions Pathway Program Level II: Advanced Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary


    This is an advanced-level English language course for APP, multilingual writer students that focuses on fine-tuning their reading and writing skills prior to taking College Writing. Much of the work done in this class will focus on reading academic literature, fiction and nonfiction, as well as on mastering the academic writing skills necessary for university work. Additional focus will be on vocabulary extension and the use of idioms. Students will be required to write short essays, keep a written journal, and make oral presentations in class.

    Prerequisite(s): ESL 103  or program assessment and permission.
    Co-requisite(s): ESL 101  
    Credits: 3

    May be repeated once.
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: English as Second Language

Environmental Science & Policy

  
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    ESP 101 - Environmental Science and Sustainability


    This course is an examination of the science of environmental problems, processes, and solutions. Students will explore the interrelationships of the natural world, the environment, and impacts from humans. Specific topics will include land, air, and water pollution; biodiversity; global climate change; energy; public health; and sustainability.

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in MAT 101 , or appropriate placement test score.
    Co-requisite(s): ESP 102 .
    Credits: 3

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Science Exploration
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: Environmental Science & Policy
  
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    ESP 102 - Fundamentals of Environmental Science Laboratory


    This laboratory is designed to provide applied experience with some of the tools and techniques used in environmental science. Students will apply the scientific method to examine a variety of environmental issues using field kits, lab equipment, and computers.

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in MAT 101 , or appropriate placement test score.
    Co-requisite(s): ESP 101 .
    Credits: 1

    Meets the Following Core Requirement: Science Exploration
    Course Typically Offered:
    Course Type: Environmental Science & Policy
 

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