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List of Classes

Lower Division Classes | 300 Level Classes | 400 Level Classes | Graduate Classes


Note that with the exception of the Subject Matter and FYI/JYI options, the English Department does not allow double-counting of upper division General Education courses within its major.


 

Lower Division

ENGL 090. Extemporaneous Expository Writing (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Intensive practice in writing effective expository prose under test conditions. Primarily designed for students preparing to retake the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE). Credit for ENGL 090 does not guarantee passing the UDWPE. (Credit/No Credit only)


ENGL 113A. Approaches to University Writing A (3)

Prerequisite: EPT score of 120-141 or higher. Corequisite: UNIV 061. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style. Students receive credit for only 1 course chosen from AAS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, PAS and QS 113A. Students also are required to enroll in UNIV 061 (1 credit). Individual tutoring is available through the Learning Resource Center.


ENGL 113B. Approaches to University Writing B (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 113A. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style. Students receive credit for only 1 course chosen from AAS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, PAS and QS 113B. Students also are required to enroll in UNIV 062 (1 credit). Individual tutoring is available through the Learning Resource Center. (Available for General Education, Analytical Reading/Expository Writing.) (IC)


ENGL 114A. Approaches to University Writing A (3)

Prerequisite: EPT score of 142-150. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style. Students receive credit for only one course chosen from AAS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, PAS and QS 114A. Individual tutoring is available through the Learning Resource Center.


ENGL 114B. Approaches to University Writing B (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 114A. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style. Students receive credit for only 1 course chosen from AAS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, PAS and QS 114B. Individual tutoring is available through the Learning Resource Center.


ENGL 115. Approaches to University Writing (3)

Prerequisite: EPT score of 151 or higher. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style. Students receive credit for only 1 course chosen from AAS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, PAS and QS 115. Individual tutoring is available through the Learning Resource Center.


ENGL 196A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in English (1-3)

No course description


ENGL 205. Business Communication in its Rhetorical Contexts (3)

Prerequisites: CH S 113B/114B/115 or PAS 113B/114B/115 or ENGL 113B/114B/115 or AAS 113B/114B/115 or QS 113B/114B/115 or equivalent. Preparatory: CH S 151 or COMS 151 or PAS 151 or equivalent; COMP 100 or equivalent. Development of critical writing, thinking, research and technology skills in the context of business. Through substantial writing and other work, students will hone their written, oral and visual communication skills, and their ability to find, synthesize and make arguments based on primary and secondary sources. Emphasis on communication with a diverse audience and case studies about ethical issues common to the local and global business world. This course is required of students who have declared a major in Accountancy, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Information Systems or Finance. Also may be taken as an elective by other students who wish to enhance their professional communication skills. Not available for students who have earned credit for BUS 105 or 205.


ENGL 208. Creative Writing (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Introductory workshop course in creative writing. Students have the option of concentrating on 1 of 3 modes: prose fiction, poetry or drama. Part of the Writing Option in English. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)


ENGL 250FE. Perspectives on English Studies for Teachers (3)

Introduces students to the issues of reading and writing in the context of examining their own first-year experiences with reading and writing, and connects these experiences to the curricular content of 9th grade English classes and pupils. Students will meet with a CSUN instructor 1.5 hours per week. A 20-hour field experience in a 9th grade English classroom is required. Required for FYI and JYI English Program.


ENGL 255. Introduction to Literature (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Introductory study of the genres of imaginative literature—prose fiction, poetry and drama—with special emphasis on the interrelationships between form and theme. The course will feature a specific cultural tradition (e.g., Western, Postcolonial, African American, etc.) to be chosen by the instructor. Critical writing is an integral part of the course. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities and meets the Lower Division literature requirement for Liberal Studies majors.)


ENGL 258. Major English Writers I (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Study of works of major English writers from the Middle Ages to Samuel Johnson, with attention to literary movements and backgrounds. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities).


ENGL 259. Major English Writers II (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Study of works of major English writers, from Blake to the present, with attention to literary movements and backgrounds. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)


ENGL 275. Major American Writers (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Study of the important works of a selected number of American writers from the colonial period to modern times. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)


ENGL 296A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in English (1-3)

No course description.


 

300 Level Classes

ENGL 300. Contemporary Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Not for credit in the English major and minor. Study and analysis of selected major works of fiction, poetry, drama and major authors since approximately the end of World War II in England and America. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)


ENGL 301. Language and Linguistics (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Introduction to linguistic science, its background, development and relation to other fields of study, as well as recent developments in the study of language. (Linguistics and Language Study requirement of the English Subject Matter Program.)


ENGL 302. Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)

Basic course in grammar—traditional, structural and trans-formational. Some applications of linguistics to the teaching of English and the language arts are suggested.


ENGL 303. Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers (4)

Introduction to the study of human languages and to major scientific approaches in linguistics: phonetics (properties of sound), phonology (sound systems of particular languages), morphology (word formation processes), syntax (word order patterns), semantics (study of meaning) and language variation (including dialects and historical changes). Designed for students in the Liberal Studies Freshman ITEP Program, this course surveys current linguistic theories and focuses on those aspects of grammar expected to be taught as part of the English-Language Arts Content Standards for Grades K-5 as mandated by the California State Board of Education.


ENGL 305. Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Intermediate course in written expository writing includes a study of the style of competent writers and extends the writing skills acquired by students in the Freshman Composition course. Emphasis on developing writing that exhibits clarity, coherence, style and a clear purpose. Provides preparation for the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) and satisfies the writing requirement in the Liberal Studies major.


ENGL 306. Report Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Approaches to writing scientific, technical, professional, business or general-information reports and articles for various audiences and contexts. Emphasis on awareness of discursive practices of particular fields to achieve purpose, coherence and effective style. Culminates with research project and presentation. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)


ENGL 308. Narrative Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 208 or demonstrated proficiency. Intensive practice in narrative writing, with emphasis on short fiction. Analysis and criticism of students' work, as well as analysis of selected published writings. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 309. Verse Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 208 or demonstrated proficiency. Intensive practice in writing poetry. Analysis and criticism of students' work, as well as some critical study of published verse. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 310. Playwriting (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 208 or demonstrated proficiency. Intensive practice in writing drama for stage, radio and television. Analysis and criticism of students' work, including lab production through college facilities. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 311. History of African-American Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: At least one university-level course in literature. Focus on the development of the major genres in African-American writing from the beginning to the present, relating them to the larger movements in American culture. Critical writing required. Information Competency course. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.) (IC)


ENGL 312. Literature and Film (3)

Study of selected literary works that have been made into films, as well as an exploration of the adapted films themselves and of the change in emphasis and meaning when literature is translated into or adapted to film.


ENGL 313. Studies in Popular Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Cultural studies course focusing on the interpretation of American popular culture. Course methodology may include Marxist, psychoanalytic, semiotic or culturally eclectic scholarly points of view. Designed for students who may want to enter the fields of entertainment or advertising, or future teachers who may want to use popular culture in their classrooms, this course will survey the products of popular culture as signifiers of larger cultural forces and realities. Available as an elective in all Options of the major and minor. Information Competency course. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.) (IC)


ENGL 314. North American Indian Literature (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Survey of North American Indian literatures, including traditional oral forms, autobiographies and contemporary poetry and prose.


ENGL 316. Shakespeare (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Not for credit in the English major or minor. Introductory study of representative poems and plays. Attendance at performances and/or films is required. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)


ENGL 333. Comics and Graphic Novels (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Study of comics, including comic strips, comic books and graphic novels, from literary and cultural studies perspectives. Emphasis on both history and form, including image-text relationships. Topics also may include fan culture, particular genres of comics and connections between comics and other forms of visual text. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)


ENGL 355. Writing About Literature (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement and 2 Lower Division English courses. Intensive study of the literary genres of poetry, prose, fiction and drama. Emphasis on written analysis of selected works in each genre. Development of criteria for responsible judgment.


ENGL 360. the English Bible As Literature (3)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Study of form, theme and style in the King James Version of the Bible.


ENGL 363. Study of Poetry (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Intensive study of representative poems in English from the Middle Ages to the present. Exercises in explication of the various modes of poetic expression. Development of criteria for responsible judgment. Emphasis on critical analysis of selected poems. Critical writing required. Class activity is largely discussion.


ENGL 364. The Short Story (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Preparatory: Upper Division standing. A study of the short story, beginning with careful examination of some classics in the genre, followed by analysis of more contemporary works. Not allowed for credit in the English major or minor. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)


ENGL 368. Gay Male Writers (3)

Preparatory: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Examines works in British and American literature that: a) were written by gay men; and b) portray the lives of gay individuals. Focusing primarily on texts written since the late 19th century and traces the development of gay male self-representation in poetry, novels, short fiction, drama and nonfiction.


ENGL 369. Lesbian Writers (3)

Preparatory: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Primarily focuses on the work of lesbian writers of the 20th century. Using the approaches of current feminist literary theorists, the course explores the diversity and intersections of lesbian literary traditions, and examines the extent to which lesbian writers have followed and/or altered genre conventions in fiction and poetry.


ENGL 370. Science Fiction (3)

Preparatory: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Study of selected short stories, essays and novels of science fiction.


ENGL 371. Issues in Jewish-American Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Study of Jewish writing in America as it affects the relationship between Jewish issues and themes and American culture, based on the works of such authors as I. B. Singer, Roth, Bellow, Malamud, Cahan, Paley, Olsen, Shapiro, Ozick and Potok. Critical writing required. Information Competency course. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.) (IC)


ENGL 392. Junior Honors Seminar I (3)

Preparatory: Admission to the Honors Program. May be taken in any sequence with ENGL 393. Introduction to literary history with emphasis on the role of tradition and influence.


ENGL 393. Junior Honors Seminar II (3)

Preparatory: Admission to the Honors Program. May be taken in any sequence with ENGL 392. Introduction to practical criticism through a study of critical methods and their application to various literary works, with some attention to bibliography and scholarly method.


ENGL 396A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in English (1-3)

No course description


 

400 Level Classes

ENGL 400. History of the English Language (3)

Developments in the English language from Old English through Middle English, Early Modern English and Modern English. American English and its heritage. Influences from other languages as well as internal linguistic processes in English itself.


ENGL 405. Language Differences and Language Change (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Study of how and why language changes, with particular emphasis on the history of English; social and geographical dialects; current English usage; and lexicography. Brief review of phonology and grammar is included for those students who need it. (Available for Section C of the Multicultural Requirement for Credential Candidates.)


ENGL 406. Advanced Expository Writing for Teachers (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Required of candidates working for the Single Subject Credential in English; an option for candidates in Liberal Studies working for the Multiple Subjects Credential. Advanced course in written composition and recent composition theory extends the student's writing skills, explores the kind of writing required of California public school students and establishes criteria for the evaluation of writing at all levels.


ENGL 407. Composition and the Professions (3)

Preparatory: Demonstrated proficiency; Instructor consent. Advanced composition, logical thinking and coherent expression designed particularly for students who wish to use their writing and analytic skills in the professions of law or medicine, government or community services, business, industry, or non-teaching educational and research services.


ENGL 408. Advanced Narrative Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 308. Continued practice in the writing of prose fiction, with a concentration on experimentation in style and structure. Analysis and criticism of students' work. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 409. Advanced Verse Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 309. Continued practice in the writing of poetry, with emphasis on formal poetic patterns. Analysis and criticism of students' work, as well as study of selected published verse. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 410. Advanced Dramatic Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 310. Continued practice in dramatic writing leading to the completion of a full-length drama. Analysis and criticism of students' work as well as study of selected plays. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 412. Literary Magazine (3)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Theoretical overview of literary publishing; practice in close reading and in the exercise of literary and aesthetic judgment; and editing and publishing of the Northridge Review, a literary magazine. May be repeated once with instructor's consent. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 414. Chaucer (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of The Canterbury Tales and other selected poems.


ENGL 416. Shakespeare: Selected Plays (3)

Close study of 3 to 5 plays. ENGL 416 and 417 may be taken separately or in any sequence.


ENGL 417. Shakespeare: A Survey (3)

Study of 8 to 15 of the major plays. ENGL 416 and 417 may be taken separately or in any sequence.


ENGL 419. English Drama 1660-1880 (3)

Study of significant plays in England, 1660-1880, with special emphasis on such major dramatists as Wycherley, Dryden, Congreve, Otway and Sheridan.


ENGL 420. Milton (3)

Study of Paradise Lost, other poems and selected prose.


ENGL 427. Drama From Ibsen to the Present (3)

Development of significant theater movements in Europe and America.Intensive study of selected plays. (Cross listed with FLIT 427.)


ENGL 428. Children’s Literature (3)

Preparatory: One Lower Division course in literature. Study of form, content and theme in children's literature, classic and contemporary, from pre-school through 9th-grade level.


ENGL 429. Literature for Adolescents (3)

Critical analysis of selected literary works of interest to adolescents, including works commonly used in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Development of principles for the evaluation of literature for adolescents.


ENGL 430. Literature and the Visual Arts (3)

Study of literature from the perspective of its relationships with the visual arts, including fields such as literary pictorialism, the sister arts tradition, inter-media stylistic and book illustration.


ENGL 431. Images of Women in Literature (3)

Preparatory: Completion of 3 units of Lower Division literature. Study of the images of women in literature and criticism, primarily by women themselves. Emphasis on the diversity of contemporary portrayals and their traditional backgrounds.


ENGL 433. Women Authors (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of literature (poetry and prose) by prominent English and American women authors from earliest times to the present.


ENGL 434. 19th Century Women Novelists (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of selected novels by important 19th century women novelists, both British and American, including such writers as Alcott, Austen, C. Brontë, E. Brontë, Chopin, Eliot, Gaskell, Gilman and Stowe. Examines both text and context for each novel studied to suggest why these women chose to be writers, why they chose the subjects they did and how their works have been received by readers.


ENGL 436. Major Critical Theories (3)

Study of major texts of literary criticism from Plato to the present. Emphasis on application of critical theories.


ENGL 438. Critical Approaches to Literature (3)

Application of basic topics of practical criticism—rhetorical, formal, contextual, psychological and archetypal—to a selected core of literary texts. Emphasis on critical writing.


ENGL 443. English Literature of the Middle Ages (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature of England to 1500, including Beowulf and representative Old English secular and religious poems and such Middle English authors as Chaucer, Langland, the Pearl Poet, Gower and Malory, as well as such medieval genres as the romance, the lyric, the ballad and the drama. Some works will be read in modern English versions.


ENGL 449. The English Renaissance (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the non-dramatic literature and of the culture of England from 1500 to 1603.


ENGL 452. 17th Century Literature (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the non-dramatic literature and of the culture of England from the death of Elizabeth I to the Glorious Revolution.


ENGL 455. Literacy, Rhetoric and Culture (3)

Study of current and past theories of literacy, including the nature of literacy itself; connections between rhetoric and literacy; the ways literacy is shared and used by individuals, families and cultures; and the political, social and personal ramifications of literacy. Core course for English Department minor in Writing and Rhetoric. Available for graduate credit.


ENGL 456. The Age of Enlightenment (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of England from 1660 to 1800. Emphasis on such major authors as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Montagu, Behn and Johnson, with examples of the novel and the drama.


ENGL 457A-Z. Selected Topics in Creative Writing (3-3)

Prerequisite: English 308, 309, 310 or permission of instructor. Intensive consideration of a focused area of study as it proceeds from a literary or critical tradition that informs creative writing. Creative and critical writing required. Topics will change from semester to semester. May be repeated one time for credit.


ENGL 458. The Romantic Age (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of England during the Romantic period, with special emphasis on the major poets, including Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats and Byron.


ENGL 459 A-Z. Selected Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3-3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Intensive study of a topic relevant to literacy, composition or rhetoric. Analytic or critical writing required. Topics will change from semester to semester. May be repeated one time. Available for graduate credit.


ENGL 460. The Victorian Age (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of England from 1837 to 1901, with special emphasis on the major writers of the age, including Tennyson, Arnold and Browning.


ENGL 461. Modern British Literature (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of British Literature, from 1900 to 1939 and of the cultural forces that helped shape it. Emphasis on such major writers as Yeats, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf and Shaw.


ENGL 462. Contemporary British Literature (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses and English 355. Study of British literature in the late 20th and early 21st centuries (e.g., Stoppard, Beckett, Kureishi, Smith, Amis, Heaney, Adcock, McGuckian). The course will consider the historical and cultural forces currently shaping genres and ideas, and may also discuss influences of mid-20th century writers.


ENGL 463A. Modern Poetry (3)

Intensive study and analysis of the poems of major English language authors between 1912 and 1955, including such writers as Yeats, Eliot, Pound, H. D., Crane, Jeffers, Toomer, L. Hughes, Lawrence, Auden, Moore, Stevens, Williams and Cummings.


ENGL 463B. Contemporary Poetry (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Intensive study and analysis of the poems of major English language authors since 1955, including such writers as Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsberg, James Wright, John Ashbery, Amiri Baraka, Maxine Kumin, Rita Dove and Seamus Heaney.


ENGL 464. Theories of Poetry (3)

Intensive study of the theories and craft of poetry.


ENGL 465. Theories of Fiction (3)

Intensive study of the theories and craft of fiction.


ENGL 466. Major British Novelists I: 1700-1815 (3)

Study of selected major novels by such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne and Austen. ENGL 466, 467 and 468 may be taken separately or in any sequence.


ENGL 467. Major British Novelists II: 1815-1900 (3)

Study of selected major novels such by authors as Scott, Dickens, C. Brontë, E. Brontë, Thackeray, George Eliot, Trollope and Hardy. ENGL 466, 467 and 468 may be taken separately or in any sequence.


ENGL 468. Major British Novelists III: 1900 to the Present (3)

Study of selected major novels by such authors as Conrad, Forster, Lawrence, Joyce, Murdoch, Bowen and Woolf. ENGL 466, 467 and 468 may be taken separately or in any sequence.


ENGL 470A-Z. Major Authors (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. In-depth study of a single author or a comparative study of two authors, such as Swift, Hawthorne, Woolf, Morrison/Faulkner, and Williams/Lawrence. The author(s) studied will change from semester to semester.


ENGL 473. American Literature: 1607-1860 (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and the culture of the colonial, early republic and romantic periods.


ENGL 474. American Literature: 1860-1912 (3)

Preparatory: six6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and the culture of the age of realism.


ENGL 475. American Literature: 1912-1945 (3)

Preparatory:6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of early 20th century America, from the poetic renaissance through World War II. Emphasis on such major writers as Frost, Hemingway, Eliot, Wharton, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Stevens, Cather, Moore and Porter.


ENGL 476. Contemporary American Literature (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of Lower Division literature courses, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of America from 1945 to the present. Emphasis on such major writers as Bellow, Albee, Lowell, Williams, Welty, Morrison, Rich, O'Connor and Pynchon.


ENGL 477. Major American Novelists I: the 19th Century (3)

Study of selected works by such major American writers as Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Chopin and James. ENGL 477 and 478 may be taken separately or in any sequence.


ENGL 478. Major American Novelists II: the 20th Century (3)

Study of selected works by such major American writers as Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cather, Wharton, Faulkner, McCullers, Bellow, Morrison, O'Connor and Updike. ENGL 477 and 478 may be taken separately or in any sequence.


ENGL 483. European Literature: Modern Times (3)

Study of representative European works from 1700 to the present, including consideration of their contribution to Western thought. (Cross listed with FLIT 483.)


ENGL 487. Latino/a Literatures of the Americas (3)

Preparatory: ENGL 275, 436. Study of selected works of Latina and/or Latino writers from both the U.S. and Latin America, as well as of issues raised by critics and theorists in the field. Analysis of primary texts will employ methods of contemporary literary criticism. Topic or theme selected by instructor.


ENGL 490. Senior Seminar in Narrative Writing (3)

Preparatory: Senior standing. Preparation of a collection of short stories or of a single longer work of narrative fiction. Students complete, revise and supplement their work to produce a finished manuscript of narrative fiction.


ENGL 491. Senior Seminar in Verse Writing (3)

Preparatory: Senior standing. Preparation of a collection of poems or of a single long poem. Students complete, revise and supplement their work to produce a finished manuscript of poetry.


ENGL 492A-Z. Senior Honors Seminar I (3-3)

Preparatory: Senior Honors standing. Intensive study of a literary figure, age, movement or problem. May be repeated once for credit. ENGL 492 and 493 may be taken in any sequence.


ENGL 493A-Z. Senior Honors Seminar II (3-3)

Preparatory: Senior Honors standing. Intensive study of a literary figure, age, movement or problem. May be repeated once for credit. ENGL 492 and 493 may be taken in any sequence.


ENGL 494 TCE. High School Internship: Writing and the Classroom Experience (3)

Preparatory: Completion of or current enrollment in at least one Upper Division writing course; Consent of instructor. Interns are required to work for at least 10 hours per week with high school students at a high school site to develop and enhance writing skills. Interns are supervised on site by the high school English faculty and directed by the 494TCE instructor. Interns also are required to keep journals and are graded on assigned essays.


ENGL 494/IP. English Intern Program (1/2)

Preparatory: ENGL 407. Students are placed by the faculty supervisor with sponsoring organizations, where they work for 90 hours per semester while meeting for 15 hours in the classroom. Specific duties associated with technical and professional writing are assigned by sponsors. Students compile a portfolio of writing done for the sponsor and a term report of the experience. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 495A-Z. Senior Seminar in Literature (3-3)

Preparatory: Either two Lower Division courses in literature, or 3 units of Lower Division literature and ENGL 355; Senior standing. Intensive study of a major British or American author, or of a literary theme or sub-genre. Reports and seminar papers required. Topics change from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in English (1-3)

No course description


ENGL 497A. Honors Revision Seminar (3)

Preparatory: Senior Honors standing; Preparation of an article-length manuscript, to be a revised version of a seminar paper from Honors Seminars 392, 393, 492 or 493. Students will have the opportunity to experience a full and rewarding revision process, through which they will develop an existing paper into a more sophisticated analysis that is richly researched and rhetorically and stylistically polished. Students will have the time to practice stages in the revision process that typically get short shrift when trying to develop a paper in a single semester. The resulting 20- to 25-page research essay will be suitable as a writing sample for graduate school applications or as concrete evidence of well-honed writing and thinking skills when searching for a job.


ENGL 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing; Normally, a 3.0 GPA in English; Prior approval of sponsoring instructor and Department Chair.


 

Graduate Classes

ENGL 501 A-Z. Activities in Creative Writing Studies (1)

Recommended preparatory: ENGL 208. Intensive writing in a focused area of study. This is an activity-based series of courses and may include off-campus meetings. Topics will change from semester to semester. Check with Department for specific offerings May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 502 A-Z/F. Activities in Creative Writing Studies (1/1)

Recommended preparatory: ENGL 208. Intensive writing in a focused area of study. This is an activity-based series of courses and may include off-campus meetings. Topics will change from semester to semester. Check with Department for specific offerings. May be repeated once for credit.


ENGL 512. Writing for Performance (3-3)

Throughout the semester, students will engage in writing exercises, participate in workshopping and develop new texts for performance. Students will also read several published plays and other types of performance texts. A final portfolio—which will include an introduction, rough drafts and revised texts—will be required. This course is available both for graduate and undergraduate credit. Additionally, this course may be taken by undergraduates in the Creative Writing Option as a Senior Seminar. Undergraduates must have senior standing. ENGL 512 may be repeated once for credit by both graduate and undergraduate students.


ENGL 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in English (1-3)

Topics will be announced each semester in the Schedule of Classes.


ENGL 600A/B. College Composition: Theory and Pedagogy (3-3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to Teaching Associates or at the discretion of the Director of Composition. Study of theoretical and pedagogical issues that impact the teaching of writing at the college level. Review of current studies in rhetoric, composition and literacy. ENGL 600B also entails faculty observation of student teaching.


ENGL 600BF. College Composition: Theory and Pedagogy Field Experience (1)

Prerequisite: ENGL 600A and 600B/F are restricted to Teaching Associates or at the discretion of the Director of Composition. Corequisite: ENGL 600B. Study of theoretical and pedagogical issues that impact the teaching of writing at the college level. Review of current studies in rhetoric, composition and literacy. ENGL 600B also entails faculty observation of student teaching.


ENGL 601. Seminar in Scholarly Methods and Bibliography (3)

Study of traditional and electronic methods of scholarly research. Investigation and evaluation of major areas of bibliographic study, such as literature and "new historicism," the editing of texts and literary influence studies and intertextuality.


ENGL 604. Seminar in Language and Linguistics (3)

An introduction to linguistics for graduate students.


ENGL 605. Seminar in Descriptive Linguistics (3)

Discussion of the levels of analysis, phonology, morphology and syntax from the viewpoint of such scholars as Saussure, Bloomfield, Sapir, Whorf, Harris, Hockett, et al.


ENGL 606. Principles of Interlanguage (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 301 or equivalent, or 604. Basic principles of contrastive analysis, error analysis and language transfer as applied to processes and strategies used in learning additional languages. Focus on the acquisition of English as a second language.


ENGL 608. Seminar in Narrative Writing (3-3)

Prerequisite: Qualified standing in the graduate Creative Writing Option or instructor consent. Intensive practice in advanced writing and analysis of the short story and the novel. Course may be repeated once for credit. One enrollment in ENGL 608 or 609 may be used in the Rhetoric and Composition Theory Option.


ENGL 609. Seminar in Poetry Writing (3-3)

Prerequisite: Qualified standing in the graduate Creative Writing Option or instructor consent. Intensive practice in the writing of poetry, with attention to both contemporary and historical techniques. Analysis and criticism of students' work. May be repeated once for credit. One enrollment in ENGL 608 or 609 may be used in the Rhetoric and Composition Theory Option.


ENGL 610. Seminar in Syntax (3)

Prerequisite: LING 404. In-depth study of current approaches to syntactic analysis.


ENGL 611. Seminar in Historical Linguistics (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 301 or equivalent, or 400 or 405. Study of the principles of historical comparative methodology through changes in phonology, morphology, syntax, vocabulary and semantics.


ENGL 612. Stylistics (3)

Contemporary theories of style with practice in examining stylistic choices in the language of literary and non-literary texts. Focus on the relationship between language form and discourse meaning. Comparative analysis of linguistic, rhetorical and literary perspectives on style and their implications for students, writers and teachers of composition.


ENGL 617. Studies in Shakespeare (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 417 or equivalent. Advanced study of several of Shakespeare's works, including formal, textual or historical aspects. Topics will change from semester to semester.


ENGL 620A-Z. Seminar in Individual Authors (3-3-3)

In-depth study of a major British or American author, such as Swift, Hawthorne or Woolf. The author studied will change from semester to semester.


ENGL 622. Seminar On Aspects of Poetry (3-3)

Intensive critical study of the province of poetry, providing opportunity for the scrutiny of individual poets as well as for concentration on the wider historical perspective.


ENGL 623. Seminar in Studies in Prose Fiction (3-3)

Seminar in the theory, forms, traditions and techniques of prose fiction. Topics will vary from semester to semester.


ENGL 624. Studies in Dramatic Literature (3)

Advanced study in drama considered as literature, with special emphasis on historical developments and their relationship to literary periods and movements in other genres.


ENGL 630A-Z. Seminar in Literary Periods (3-3-3)

Study of a period of British or American literature with wide readings in a range of authors and their intellectual backgrounds.


ENGL 638. Seminar in Critical Approaches to Literature (3)

Study of major critical approaches to literature and their application to selected literary texts.


ENGL 650. 20th Century Rhetoric (3)

20th Century Rhetoric focuses on major rhetorical theories and their relationship to literary criticism, linguistics and language philosophy; competing paradigms of the rhetoric of written composition; and implications of rhetorical theories for students and teachers of literature and composition.


ENGL 651. Rhetoric and Composition Theory (3)

Intense discussion and analysis of theories of rhetoric and composition.


ENGL 652. Creative Writing Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Qualified standing in the Graduate Creative Writing Option or instructor consent. Introduction to the theoretical, professional and institutional concerns of creative writers, especially in an academic context. Intensive practice in creative writing (multi-genre). Workshop format.


ENGL 653. Literary and Rhetorical Genre Theory (3)

Examination of scholarship concerned with genre, both the traditional concept of genre, which focuses on formal categories of literary texts and the rhetorical notion of genre, which focuses on the rhetorical purpose and function of non-literary texts. Through extensive reading, class discussions and research projects, students will explore the function of genre, the communities that genres serve, the relationship between literary and non-literary genres, the cultural elements in genre, the relationship between genre and power and the ways in which genres are acquired.


ENGL 654A-Z. Advanced Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (3-3)

Preparatory ENGL 651. Intense advanced study of a specialized area, topic, question or problem in the field of rhetoric and composition. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit, provided topic is different.


ENGL 655. Styles and Forms of Professional Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Introduction to professional writing in fiction and non-fictional prose. Writing practice on a short story, review and essay, as well as study of these forms. Emphasis on forming, revising and editing in a workshop format.


ENGL 660. Writing and the Developmental Student (3)

Study of major issues in the developmental writing field of Composition Studies. Students examine the writing, reading and critical thinking processes and their implications for the developmental students, ESL and non-standard dialect issues, various classroom strategies and assessment procedures and the political implications of developmental writing programs.


ENGL 661. Methods of Inquiry in Composition (3)

Introduction to the major modes of inquiry in composition, both from a theoretical/philosophical perspective and from a research perspective. Hands-on engagement with bibliographical resources and major journals in the field will train students both to evaluate and to undertake appropriate research in the field.


ENGL 665. Reading-Writing Connections (3)

Preparatory: Prior or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 600A or instructor consent. Explores connections between reading and writing, work that has become a major research emphasis in literacy studies during the past 20 years. Addresses these issues from a theoretical point of view and from the perspective of training students to be able to use the academic and scholarly information in relevant teaching situations. Framework considers approaches to exploring connections between reading and writing as appropriate to literary studies, composition studies and applied linguistics.


ENGL 685. Seminar in Contemporary World Literature (3)

Major trends in the literature of the West in the late 19th and 20th centuries.


ENGL 696A-C. Directed Graduate Research (1-3)

No course description


ENGL 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (1-3)

No course description


ENGL 698D. Graduate Project (3)

This course is one of the available choices for the culminating experience in the English Department M.A. Program. In significantly revising existing written work, students will practice the tools of research used in the field of English Studies. While students in the Literature and the Rhetoric and Composition Theory Options will focus on revising and developing a previously written essay, students in the Creative Writing Option will write a critical introduction to a revised portfolio of their creative work. Additionally, students will gain experience with professional conferences, presentations and productions. Note: Students in the Creative Writing Option are required to enroll concurrently in a creative writing workshop within their primary genre, at the 400-, 500-, or 600-level.


ENGL 699A-C. Independent Study (1-6)

Prerequisites: At least 1 graduate course in English; Consent of Department Chair. Investigation of a significant problem in language or literature. Project selected in conference with sponsor.EOH 101. Introduction to Environmental Health (3)


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