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English (ENGL)

English (ENGL)
Faculty of Arts and Science


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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English

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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of 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(s): One of English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English

English 3001

Canadian Poetry
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Development of Canadian poetry from the late 18th Century to the present with emphasis on the poetry of the past half-century.
Prerequisite(s): One of English 2000 or English 2100

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(s): One of English 2000, English 2200, Drama 2120, or Drama 2130

English 3008

Canadian Literature, 1867 - 1914
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The historical context of Canadian literature written between Confederation and World War I. An examination of developing notions of Canadian identity and citizenship in poetry and prose written for both adults and children.
Prerequisite(s): Two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English

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.
Prerequisite(s): One of English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

English 3060

Gender and Literature
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A study of gender issues in contemporary culture and literature, including feminism, construction of masculinity, and gender and ethnicity. Both theoretical and literary texts will be examined in the course.
Prerequisite(s): Two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English

English 3070

Theorizing Children's Literature
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the relationship between imperialism, nationalism and children's literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Selected and representative works of such writers as Ingalls Wilder, Kipling and Montgomery.
Prerequisite(s): Two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English

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(s): One of English 2200, English 2400, Drama 2120, or Drama 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(s): 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, Brontë, Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray and Hardy.
Prerequisite(s): One of English 2300, English 2400, or English 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

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.

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(s): 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(s): 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(s): One of English 2200, English 2400, Drama 2120, or Drama 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(s): Two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English

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.

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(s): Two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in English

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(s): 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.

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.
Prerequisite(s): One of English 1900 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in English;
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.
Prerequisite(s): One of 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;
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 postmodernism in the Canadian context.
Prerequisite(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) 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.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) 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.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) 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.
Prerequisite(s): English 3800;
Submission of a portfolio;
Interview

English 4995

Undergraduate Thesis
Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: Variable
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.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours);
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: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.
See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 5.c. (p. 102), 6.c. (p. 104), and 7.c. (p. 105).