English (ENGL)

ENGL 1301  Composition I  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Introduces students to college-level reading and writing through the development of reading habits and composing practices that will enable students to respond critically and communicate persuasively to a variety of audiences. TSI Restriction(s): Reading

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 1302  Composition II  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course builds on the reading and writing skills developed in ENGL 1301 and invites students to enter into academic discourse through research wherein they will be asked to synthesize and respond to a variety of perspectives on a topic of their choosing. Students will also read and compose a variety of texts oral, written, and visual. TSI Restriction(s): Reading

Prerequisites: ENGL 1301.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2311  Technical Writing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Intensive study and practice of technical and professional genres such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, e-mail messages, letter, and descriptions of products and services. Students will also practice individual and collaborative processes involve in the creation of ethical and efficient documents. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1301.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2312  Borderland Rhetorics  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines discourses associated with borderlands broadly conceived as transnational, cultural, and material spaces. Students in this course will learn about the history and theory of a range of borderland rhetorics. Students will also apply this knowledge through the analysis and production of text.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Restrictions:

ENGL 2314  Writing for the Professions  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines writing and communication in professional contexts. Students analyze and compose in workplace genres and examine the ways these genres fulfill audience expectations, communicate information verbally and visually, and function as responses to rhetorical situations common to the workplace. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311.

Restrictions:

ENGL 2321  Themes & Genres British Lit  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Compares a variety of texts from the British Isles, its former colonies, and Commonwealth nations, and considers the ways that literature has shaped and reflected images of British cultural identity.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2326  Literature of the Americas  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Considers the ways in which literature has shaped, reflected, and challenged perceptions of American cultural identity through the study of a variety of texts, both literary and historical. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2331  Intro to World Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Considers texts from diverse genres, periods, and cultural traditions with special attention to critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural diversity. Readings will include historical accounts, letters, essays, poetry, drama, memoirs, speeches, scientific writing, religious tracts, political treaties, philosophy, novels, oral traditions, and popular and folk literatures. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2344  Introduction to Fiction  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Introduces students to the creative art of fiction. Areas of emphasis may include American, British, Continental and/or Non-Western fiction, as well as specific historical periods. Can include prose narratives, short stories, novellas, and novels, as well as the social function of fiction more generally. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2345  Introduction to Drama  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Selected topics in American, British, or continental and/or Non-Western drama. Emphasis may be on historical development, certain periods or some other approach to the study of drama. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2346  Introduction to Poetry  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Introduces students to the appreciation and analysis of poetry. Includes instruction in scansion and metrics, and the relationship between form and content. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2355  Children's Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A survey of children’s literature. The course includes various authors and illustrators in such genres as the oral tradition, fantasy, realistic and historical fiction, poetry, and the picture book. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2370  Intro to English Studies  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course will introduce students to the contemporary work of English Studies, including but not limited to cultural studies, critical ethnic studies, literary studies, and rhetoric and composition. Students will analyze and produce texts across a variety of genres, media, and cultures, and engage in dynamic critical conversations. They will also develop and reflect on their writing process and practices. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 2388  Introduction to Visual Studies  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of visual studies, both theoretical and practical. Includes the study of film, television, advertising, photography, and/or graphic novels. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3101  Jag Tracks III: English  
Credit: 1 (1-0-0)
  

The objective of ENGL 3101 is to help students investigate the professions within the discipline of English. Students will discover their place within their own English major's disciplinary practices and values. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: UNIV 2101 or Junior or senior standing.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: UNIV 2101.Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.Enrollment is limited to students with a major in English or Spanish.

ENGL 3300  Special Topics in Writing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Practice and refinement of the writing process with emphasis on audience, purpose and form; paying attention to rhetorical invention, arrangement and style appropriate to the particular topic. May be repeated once when a different topic is scheduled. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

ENGL 3302  Rhetoric and Materiality  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines the material aspects of human communication with an emphasis on the influence of media, environment, and corporeality. Students in the course will use rhetorical frameworks of materiality to guide their analysis and production of text.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 2370.

ENGL 3303  Professional Editing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines strategies and techniques used by professional editors across professions and disciplines. Students explore critical issues in editing and apply professional standards and ethical frameworks to edit a range of texts.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 2370.

ENGL 3312  Introduction to Rhetoric  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course introduces students to concepts, traditions, and debates in rhetorical theory and provides experience in the application of rhetoric in English studies as a discipline.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 2370.

ENGL 3315  Introd to Critical Theory  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course introduces students to concepts, traditions, and debates in critical theory, and provides experience in the application of critical theory in English studies as a discipline.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 2370.

ENGL 3317  Grammar and Style  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course explores grammar in context. In addition to covering basic and advanced concepts of grammar, usage and punctuation, and techniques and practices for effective writing, this course also explores the ways in which grammar is used rhetorically by authors across contexts.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 2370.

ENGL 3320  Writing in the Humanities  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Introduces students to the types of writing they will be asked to do as humanities majors, including short response essays, review essays, analytic essays, argumentative essays, and research reports.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1302.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3322  Medieval Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Major works of literature from Old and Middle English, including Chaucer, medieval plays, and examples of other early literary traditions. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3325  Early Modern Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Selected readings in poetry, prose and non-Shakespearean dram of the 16th and 17th centuries. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and 2321 or 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3327  Restoration & 18th Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The period from 1660 to 1800 with representative works of the major writers in verse, prose and drama. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3331  Intersectional Shakespeare  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

In addition to introducing Shakespeare's major genres, this course invites students to consider Shakespeare's cultural status, to ask how social difference informs his works, and to study adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare in diverse contexts TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3342  Romantic Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Canonical and noncanonical writers associated with the Romantic period. Cultural background and representative works, including poetry and nonfiction prose. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3344  Victorian Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Canonical and noncanonical writers of the Victorian period. Cultural background and representative works, including poetry and nonfiction prose. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and 2321, or 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3346  20th/21st Century British Lit  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A study of British poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3362  Early American Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Survey of early American literature and culture from the Colonial Period to the early nineteenth century. Includes poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction prose. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3363  American Romanticism  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Study of significant works of American literature from the early and mid-nineteenth century. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and 2321, or 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3364  American Lit 1865-Prog Era  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Canonical and noncanonical American writers from the Civil War through the Progressive Era. Explores cultural background and representative works, including poetry and nonfiction prose. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3366  20th/21st Century Amer Lit  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A study of American poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 3376  Mythology  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Greek and Roman mythology; epics of Western Europe, as background for the study of literature in the English language. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 2370 and one of the following 2321, 2326, 2331, 2344, 2345, or 2346.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4101  PPS: Lit and Rhet/Writing  
Credit: 1 (1-0-0)
  

The focus of this course is discovering students' place in a professional field where the student will demonstrate knowledge of professional expectations and resources, demonstrate growth over their university experience, and become active members in their profession.

Corequisites: ENGL 4398, junior or senior standing. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3101.Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior or Senior.Enrollment is limited to students with a major in English or Spanish.

ENGL 4102  PPS:Teaching Certification  
Credit: 1 (1-0-0)
  

This course will help prepare students to enter a professional teaching field. Students will demonstrate growth over the university experience, and prepare to for relevant educator licensing exams.

Corequisites: ENGL 4392. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions:

ENGL 4301  Advanced Technical Writing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course supports students in developing both knowledge of any proficiency in a variety of technical writing genres. Students will pay particular attention to the ways technical writing genres fulfill audience expectations, employ usability standards, communicate information through both verbal and visual means, and fulfill ethical commitments, including commitments to environmental sustainability. Students will also gain hands-on experience writing in the genres in response to workplace scenarios.

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3312.

ENGL 4310  Introd to Linguistics  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

An introduction to the scientific study of language. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3331.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3331.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4312  Intro to Composition Studies  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Study of advanced research methods, writing, rhetoric, and grammar.

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3312.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4330  Topics in Creative Writing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Develops students’ theoretical knowledge and practical experience in using the techniques of creative writing.

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4340  Research Mthds-Rhetoric/Writng  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course introduces students to research methodologies in the field of Rhetoric and Composition. Students examine the potential limitations of various research methods and develop and implement a research plan for their capstone project in the major. While taking the course, students will be implementing their research design in their internship or service learning experience.

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312.
Corequisites: ENGL 4341 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3312.

ENGL 4341  Internship  
Credits: 3 (0-0-3)
  

Students in this course engage in a pre-approved semester-long internship or service learning project with a community partner. Through this experience, students will enact the research designs developed in ENGL 4340: Research Methods in Rhetoric and Writing while they also apply standards and ethical frameworks for their work with community partners. Findings from the work students complete during this course will provide the data for student's work in senior seminar.

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312.
Corequisites: ENGL 4340. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3312.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

ENGL 4342  Major Rhetoricians  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines the contributions of major figures in rhetorical history. The course may focus on one figure or may address a selected group of figures. Students will examine the figure(s) focused on in this course in the context of their cultural and historical milieu. In addition to examining the contributions of the rhetorician(s) focused on in this course, students will explore the implications of their work for rhetorical praxis. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3312.

ENGL 4343  Grant Writing  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines the genre of professional grant writing. Students will learn methods for researching, writing, editing, and designing effective grants. Students will also develop strategies for working with nonprofit organizations to identify needs, to research appropriate grant opportunities, and to compose and submit grant proposals to funding agencies. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3312.

ENGL 4344  Writing for the Web  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines genres and technologies associated with web-based writing and communication. Students will become familiar with the theories and practices of this writing across digital context that guides both the alphabetic and visual facets of these texts. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312.

Restrictions:

ENGL 4365  Col and 19th Century Amer Lit  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Survey of the chief nineteenth century poets and prose writers, with some attention to their colonial predecessors.

Prerequisites: 6 semester hours of sophomore English.

Restrictions:

ENGL 4370  Special Topics in English  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Selected topics in British or American literature and/or world literature and language. A topic for intensive investigation will be selected for each offering of the course. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

ENGL 4372  Major Authors  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Devoted to the study of one or two major authors, their canonical and non-canonical works, as well as related literary criticism. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4375  Studies in Women's Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Study of women’s literature based on a selected period, nationality, and/or issue. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

ENGL 4386  African-American Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The study of literary works in various forms and media written by African Americans. Can cover any historical period from Colonial America to the present. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4388  Latinx Literature  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course examines Latinx writers including but not limited to those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Indigenous, and Latin American descent in the United States. Can also encompass the literature of the Américas more broadly as well as the immigrant experience. Emphasis may be on a selected country of origin, period, genre, theoretical perspective, or issue. (the use of "x" in Latinx is a gender neutral term that replaces the "a/o" in Latina/o.) TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ENGL 3331.Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4392  Teaching English  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Required course for ENGL with Teaching Certification students. The course focuses on teaching novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and film to students in grades 8-12. Students will create classroom activities and lesson plans, research and analyze pedagogy, and complete a teaching portfolio. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4395  Visual Studies  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Study of film, television, advertising, graphic novels, and/or photography as well as current theory. Includes extensive analysis of key aspects of contemporary culture that rely on visual images. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3312, 3315, or 3331.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

ENGL 4398  Senior Seminar  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

An intensive examination of a critical literary approach or a special topic in literary and cultural studies requiring the production of an extensive research-based project. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 4386, or 4388.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.