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ENGLISH 1900
Introduction to Language and Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the study of English language and literature, involving an exploration of various genres of literature and non-literary texts and requiring a series of critical assignments designed to encourage analytical reading, thinking and writing.

ENGLISH 2000
Survey of Canadian Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Canadian literature from early exploration writings to the present in relation to historical and social contexts. Selected and representative works of such writers as Hearne, Moodie, Roberts, Birney, Munro and Atwood.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2100
Poetry

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Defining characteristics and fundamentals of poetry. This course familiarizes the student with the skills necessary to read poems, as well as the basic theories, literary terms and concepts found in responses, interpretations and critical analyses of them.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2200
Drama

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Defining characteristics and fundamentals of drama. This course familiarizes the student with the skills necessary to read plays, as well as the basic theories, literary terms and concepts found in responses, interpretations and critical analyses of them.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2300
Prose Fiction

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Defining characteristics and fundamentals of prose. This course familiarizes the student with the skills necessary to read fiction, as well as the basic theories, literary terms and concepts found in responses, interpretations and critical analyses of it.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2400
Survey of English Literature I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

English literature from its beginnings to 1800 in relation to historical and social contexts. Selected and representative works of such writers as Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Pope and Swift.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2450
Survey of English Literature II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

English literature from 1800 to the present in relation to historical and social contexts. Selected and representative works of such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Woolf, Joyce and Auden.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2500
Survey of American Literature I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

American literature from its Puritan beginnings to 1900 in relation to historical and social contexts. Selected and representative works of such writers as Mather, Bradstreet, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson and James.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2550
Survey of American Literature II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

American literature from 1900 to the present in relation to historical and social contexts. Selected and representative works of such major writers as Pound, Williams, Faulkner, Hurston, Plath and Morrison.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2610
Survey of Children's Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Children's literature from its beginnings in both the oral and written traditions to the present, in light of cultural assumptions such as gender, class and literary fashion. Selected and representative works of such writers as Andersen, Carroll, Twain, Milne, Tolkien and Montgomery.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

Note: Credit is not allowed for English 2610 and English 3700 (Children's Literature).

ENGLISH 2700
Surveys of Literature Series

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Surveys of literature, such as World Literature or Women's Literature. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2720
Approaches to Literature Series

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Offerings explore approaches to literature such as the question of canon or the influence of historical contexts (nationalism, war, revolution and so forth) on literary production. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2800
Rhetoric

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Rhetoric as a pragmatic art and classical discipline that develops the student's use of argumentative discourse and other means of persuasion in written and oral forms. Emphasis on historical as well as modern models of rhetoric and on analyses and detection of rhetorical tropes, techniques and fallacies.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2810
Grammar

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The basic structures of English: word classes, sentence elements and basic aspects of syntax and morphology. Primary emphasis on descriptive grammar, though some attention will be paid to prescriptive approaches.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 2900
World Englishes

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Contemporary varieties of English spoken around the world: from those of native speakers in Canada, the United States and Great Britain to pidgins and other non-native professional and commercial forms. Emphasis on the historical forces for the rise of English as a world language and the sociological, linguistic and historical factors affecting its current use.

Prerequisite: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3002
Contemporary Canadian Drama

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The significance and variety of forms in Canadian theatre. Selected and representative works of such writers as Tremblay, Fennario, Reaney, Pollock, Highway and MacDonald.

Prerequisite: English 2000 or 2200, or Drama 2120 or 2130.

ENGLISH 3010
Literary Theory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A survey and examination of major and recurrent issues and questions concerning the nature, function and value of literature and art from Plato to the present day.

Prerequisites: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English, and second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

Note: Credit is not allowed for English 3010 and English 4400 (Literary Theory).

ENGLISH 3050
Research Methods

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of bibliographical practice: textual criticism, editorial principles, research methodology, citation and archival investigation.

Prerequisites: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English, and second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

ENGLISH 3201
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Representative works of important dramatists (excluding Shakespeare) of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, such as Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Middleton and Webster.

Prerequisite: English 2200 or 2400, or Drama 2120 or 2130.

ENGLISH 3301
Rise of the Novel

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A study of the early development of this genre in English and its audience. Novels throughout the formative eighteenth century (and slightly beyond) that are representative, popular and/or canonical.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3302
19th-Century British Novel

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Development of the novel in England during the nineteenth century. Examination of issues such as heredity, family, courtship and the place of the individual in society as illustrated by works of representative novelists such as Austen, Bront", Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray and Hardy.

Prerequisite: English 2300, 2400 or 2450.

ENGLISH 3310
Restoration and 18th-Century Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of the literature of various genres of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period (1660-1800) critically transitional in the movement of world views and literary modes that are late Medieval and Renaissance to those that evolve into the post-Romantic and recognizably Modern.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3350
Romanticism

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of the literature of various genres that characterizes the literary, ideological and social/political phenomenon of Romanticism, from the "cult of the sublime" of the later eighteenth century through to the full-blown Romantic writing of the early nineteenth century and the advent of the Victorian period.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3401
Medieval Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Selected and representative Middle English poetry, prose and drama of the twelfth to fifteenth centuries.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3402
16th-Century Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

English poetry and prose of the Tudor period. Selected and representative works of such writers as Skelton, More, Askew, Elizabeth I, Whitney, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Marlowe and the Countess of Pembroke.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3410
17th-Century Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

English poetry and prose of the seventeenth century. Selected and representative works of such writers as Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Vaughan, Browne, Marvell, Bunyan and Milton.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3450
Old English

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The study of Old English language and literature. Instruction in basic Old English grammar and syntax, translation practice, and an introduction to the language's literary and historical context.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

Note: Credit is not allowed for English 3450 and English 3850 (Introduction to Old English).

ENGLISH 3500
Victorian Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of the various genres, including poetry, non-fiction prose, short story and drama, that contributed to the literature of the Victorian era. Selected and representative works of such writers as Carlyle, Tennyson, the Brownings, Hopkins, Rossetti, Eliot, Doyle and Wilde

Prerequisite: English 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400 or 2450.

ENGLISH 3550
American Renaissance

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Literature written in the United States from the 1830s to the end of the Civil War. The emergence of a distinct national voice in poetry and prose that accompanied the development of transcendentalism in New England. Selected and representative works of such writers as Emerson, Stowe, Thoreau, Alcott, Dickinson and Whitman.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3601
Chaucer

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, including selected minor works and major works such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3602
Shakespeare

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Representative Shakespearean drama. The structure, language and themes of his comedies, tragedies, histories and romances.

Prerequisite: English 2200 or 2400, or Drama 2120 or 2130.

ENGLISH 3610
Modernism

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of the major impulse in Western art that emerged in the years between 1880 and 1945. The ways in which literature sought to respond to the modern world by adapting aesthetic innovations developed across a variety of disciplines.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

Note: Credit is not allowed for English 3610 and English 3700 (Modernism).

ENGLISH 3620
Modern Drama

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The major movements in European and American theatre in the first half of the twentieth century. The significance and variety of forms in the theatre. Selected and representative works of such writers as Ibsen, Strindberg, Synge, Brecht, O'Neill and Pirandello.

Prerequisite: English 2200, 2450 or 2550, or Drama 2120 or 2130.

Note: Credit is not allowed for English 3620 and English 3203 or English 3205.

ENGLISH 3630
Modern Novel

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Fiction written in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. The formal innovations that defined prose in this period and the thematic preoccupations of major novelists in the modern world. Selected and representative works of such writers as Conrad, Stein, Joyce, Faulkner, Dos Passos and Lawrence.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

Note: Credit is not allowed for English 3630 and English 3303 or English 3305.

ENGLISH 3650
Contemporary Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of interesting and innovative novelists, poets and playwrights writing from the 1970s to the present on a range of contemporary issues and ideas.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3660
Contemporary Drama

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Selected plays of dramatists in Europe and the United States from mid-century to the present. Emphasis on distinguishing developments in the contemporary theatre. Selected and representative works of such writers as Beckett, Albee, Genet, Churchill, Hwang and Friel.

Prerequisite: English 2200, 2450 or 2550, or Drama 2120 or 2130.

Note: Credit is not allowed for English 3660 and English 3203 or English 3204.

ENGLISH 3700
Genres and Forms Series

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

General interest areas in literature, such as science fiction, the short story or autobiography. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisites: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English, and second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

ENGLISH 3800
Creative Writing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A workshop for students with some experience in creative writing. Focus placed on in-class discussion of works in progress with the goal of completing a portfolio.

Prerequisites: English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English, second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours), submission of writing samples and an interview.

ENGLISH 3810
Contemporary Canadian Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The work of Canadian writers who have achieved world-wide recognition in recent decades, as well as others who have added significantly to our knowledge of ourselves and this country. Multiculturalism, history and intertextuality, ethnicity, aboriginal issues, feminism, post-colonialism and post-modernism in the Canadian context.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3860
Post-Colonial Literature

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to significant issues, perspectives and voices within the study of post-colonial literatures in English. The course will include literature from such countries and regions as Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India and the Pacific Rim.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 3901
History of the English Language

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Nature and development of the English language from its beginnings to the present. Basic features of the three main stages in the language's development: Old, Middle and Modern English. Internal and external forces that brought about change.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English.

ENGLISH 4000
Seminars in Canadian and Post-Colonial Literature Series

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Senior seminars involving intensive and rigorous study of themes, issues or individual works of Canadian or post-colonial literatures, or both. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

ENGLISH 4400
Seminars in English Literature and Language Series

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Senior seminars involving intensive and rigorous study of subjects such as contemporary literary theory, new developments in literary analysis, modern autobiography, non-fictional contexts for literary movements and the history of the book. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

ENGLISH 4600
Individual Authors Series

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Senior seminars involving intensive and rigorous study of an individual author. Offerings vary depending on student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

ENGLISH 4800
Advanced Creative Writing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-3-0

Continuation of English 3800. A workshop for students with considerable experience in creative writing. Focus placed on in-class discussion of works in progress with the goal of completing a portfolio.

Prerequisites: English 3800, submission of a portfolio and an interview.

ENGLISH 4995
Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 1-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-10

This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course in which students will conduct research, report orally and submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available.

Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.

A minimum of eight courses (24.0 credit hours) in English.

Application to the Department of English.

Note: See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 4.c., 5.c. and 6.c., pp. 84-87.