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EH 101 Composition I 3 cr
Prepares students for diverse types of college writing. Covers the writing process, general criteria used to evaluate writing, collaborative writing, and rhetoric, especially audience analysis. Grading is A, B, C, and U.
 
EH 102 Composition II 3 cr
Prepares students for college writing by focusing on argumentation, research, and the critical thinking required to argue effectively. Students must earn a C or higher in EH 102 to fulfill the University requirement for composition.
 
NOTE: EH 101 and 102 are prerequisites for all subsequent English courses.
 
EH 203 Literary Genres 3 cr
Variable-content course featuring literary forms. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 204 Literary Themes 3 cr
Variable-content course treating particular concepts that recur in literature. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 207 Literature and Gender 3 cr
A variable-topics course to study gender issues in literary texts. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 215 Survey of British Literature I 3 cr
This course introduces the student to the cultural heritage of the English-speaking peoples by studying representative works from Anglo-Saxon times to Blake. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102. Core Course.
 
EH 216 Survey of British Literature II 3 cr
This course introduces the student to the cultural heritage of the English-speaking peoples by studying representative works from Blake to the present. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102. Core Course.
 
EH 225 Survey of American Literature I 3 cr
This course traces the development of American literature from the beginning through 1865 by studying the works of representative writers. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102. Core Course.
 
EH 226 Survey of American Literature II 3 cr
This course traces the development of American literature from 1865 to the present by studying the works of representative writers. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102. Core Course.
 
EH 235 Survey of World Literature I 3 cr
A survey of literature from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, featuring selections in translation. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102. Core Course.
 
EH 236 Survey of World Literature II 3 cr
A survey of literature from neoclassicism, romanticism, 19th century realism and naturalism, and the modern world, featuring selections in translation. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102. Core Course.
 
EH 242 Black Writers in America 3 cr
A survey of literature by major African- American authors from the days of slavery to the present. Readings will include fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, and polemical prose. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 288 Academic Writing (W) 3 cr
Practice in the writing necessary in various academic disciplines. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 290 Special Topics 3 cr
A variable-content course treating selected topics in literature and language. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 301 Poetry: Critical Reading and Analysis 3 cr
Introduction to close reading and interpretation of poetry, including written explications and analysis. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 302 Drama: Critical Reading and Analysis 3 cr
Introduction to close reading and interpretation of drama, including written analysis. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 303 Fiction: Critical Reading and Analysis 3 cr
Introduction to close reading and interpretation of fiction, including written analysis. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 311 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales 3 cr
Introduction to the poetry of Chaucer with instruction in the background and the language of Chaucer’s England and with readings of selected Tales such as those of the Knight, the Miller, the Wife of Bath. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 321 Renaissance Literature 3 cr
Non-dramatic literature of the English Renaissance through 1600. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 322 Shakespeare’s Comedies and Romances 3 cr
Study of Shakespeare’s comedies and romances. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 323 Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories 3 cr
Study of Shakespeare’s tragedies and histories. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 324 Seventeenth-Century Literature 3 cr
Non-dramatic literature 1600-1660. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 331 American Novel to 1900 3 cr
American novel from beginning to 1900. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 332 American Nonfiction Prose 3 cr
Major American nonfiction prose. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 334 American Poetry to 1900 (W) 3 cr
Major American poets from beginning to 1900. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 340 Restoration and Early 18th-Century Literature 3 cr
Literature of the period, including such authors as Behn, Dryden, Finch, Defoe, Pope, Montagu, Swift, and Fielding. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 342 Later 18th-Century Literature (W) 3 cr
Literature of the period, including such authors as Gray, Boswell, Johnson, Sheridan, Radcliffe, Wollstonecraft, Blake, and Austen. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 343 18th-Century British Novel 3 cr
Eighteenth-century British novel. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 351 British Romanticism 3 cr
The poetry and prose of Romantic-era writers, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 352 Victorian Poetry 3 cr
The poetry and critical ideas of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and the Pre-Raphaelites, with some attention to lesser writers. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 353 Victorian Prose 3 cr
Prose, exclusive of the novel, with emphasis on Carlyle, Newman, Mill, Ruskin, and Arnold. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 354 19th-Century British Novel 3 cr
Novels of the Romantic and Victorian periods. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 360 Anglo-American Poetry Since 1900 3 cr
A study of Anglo-American poets such as D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Graves, W. H. Auden, Dyan Thomas, Derek Walcott, Paul Muldoon, Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney, Galway Kunnell, Adrienne Rich, Robert Penn Warren, John Crowe Ransom, Margaret Walker, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Gary Snyder, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 361 American Novel Since 1900 3 cr
Twentieth-century American novel. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 367 British Novel Since 1900 3 cr
Twentieth-century British novel. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 369 The Modern Short Story 3 cr
Representative modern short story writers of American, Britain, and continental Europe. Oral and written analyses and critiques required. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 370 History of the English Language 3 cr
A study of the development from Old English through Middle English to Modern English. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 371 Approaches to English Grammar (W) 3 cr
A course designed primarily to help education majors translate between the languages of conventional grammar and the syntactical grammar relevant to the teaching of English at pre-college levels. Consideration will also be given to the rationales basic to the formation of different grammars and to methods of presenting grammatical material in a classroom situation. Non-education majors interested in a sophisticated approach to the study of grammar might also benefit from this course. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 372 Technical Writing (W) 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to train students in the kinds of written reports required of practicing professionals, aiming to improve mastery of the whole process of report writing from conceptual stage through editing stage. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 373 Writing in the Professions (W) 3 cr
Practice in the kinds of writing done in such professions as speech pathology and audiology, nursing, teaching, criminal justice, and business. Assignments, which emphasize persuasive writing, may include position papers, correspondence, and reports. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 374 The English Bible - Old Testament 3 cr
King James Version of the Bible studied with respect to literary forms, philosophical concepts, and problems of translation. Prerequisites:
EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 375 The English Bible - Apocrypha and New Testament 3 cr
King James Version of the Bible studied with respect to literary forms, philosophical concepts, and problems of translation. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 390* Special Topics 3 cr
A variable-content course addressing selected topics in literature and writing. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.
 
EH 391, 392 Fiction Writing I, II 3 cr
Intensive practice in the writing of the short story. Constructive, critical discussions are conducted on each composition. Emphasis is upon creation of high-quality fiction with possible view to publication. These courses require special permission. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 395, 396 Poetry Writing I, II 3 cr
The English language as it may be used in embodying poetic knowledge. Readings in contemporary poetry, study of fixed and open verse forms and their metrics, and practice in producing poems and explications. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 401* Theory and Practice in Composition (W) 3 cr
A study of theories of composition and the teaching of composition proceeding by discussion, application, and writing workshop. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 402* Rhetoric: Ancient and Modern (W) 3 cr
Readings in rhetorical theory, ancient and modern, are applied in specific writing assignments which encourage students to adopt a point of view and address a specific audience. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 403* Art of the Essay 3 cr
Advanced expository writing. Discussion of British and American essays by such writers as Bacon, Addison, Swift, Arnold, Emerson, Chesterton, Lewis Thomas, and Joan Didion, with applications in written assignments. Student writings are discussed in class or in conference. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 421* Literary Criticism to 1900 (W) 3 cr
Classical, Neoclassical, Romantic, and Victorian literary theory. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 422* Literary Criticism Since 1900 (W) 3 cr
Modern and contemporary literary theory. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 460* Medieval Drama 3 cr
Mystery or Corpus Christi plays of the great cycles of Wakefield, York, Chester, or N-Town, and morality plays such as Everyman or The Castle of Perseverance. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 461* Tudor and Stuart Drama 3 cr
A historical and generic study of plays by authors including Kyd, Marlowe, Dekker, Jonson, Middleton, Beaumont, Fletcher, and Webster. The course will include a performance component. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 462* Restoration and 18th-Century Drama (W) 3 cr
A historical and generic study of plays of authors such as Wycherley, Etheridge, Behn, Dryden, Otway, Congreve, Steele, Goldsmith, and Sheridan. The course will include a performance component. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 463* Drama 1890-Present 3 cr
Twentieth-century British, American and Continental drama, with major emphasis on the plays of Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw, Pirandello, O’Neill, and Beckett. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 465* Middle English Literature 3 cr
Major romances and dream-visions of the late Middle Ages, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Troilus and Criseyde, Sir Orfeo, Pearl, Parliament of Birds, and others. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 467* Milton (W) 3 cr
Milton’s major poems, with emphasis on Paradise Lost. Poetic methods and structure analyzed. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 468* Contemporary Black Fiction 3 cr
A close reading of selected fiction published since World War II by such authors as James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Ernest J. Gains, Gloria Naylor, and Julius Lester. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 470* Studies in Medieval Literature 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from medieval literature. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 471* Studies in Renaissance Literature 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from Renaissance literature. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 472* Studies in Shakespeare 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from Shakespeare. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 474* Studies in Restoration and 18th-Century Literature 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from Restoration and 18th-Century Literature. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 475* Studies in 19th-Century Literature 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from 19th-century literature. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 476* Studies in 20th - Century Literature 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from 20th-century literature. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 477* Studies in Genre 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from various genres. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 478* Studies in Film 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from film studies. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 479* Studies in Modern/Postmodern Poetry 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from modern/ postmodern poetry. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 480* Studies in Gender and Literature 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics dealing with gender issues in literature. Prerequisites: EH 101, 102 and junior standing.
 
EH 481* Studies in Composition and Rhetoric 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics dealing with writing, rhetoric, or language studies.
 
EH 482* Studies in American Literature 3 cr
Seminar in specific topics from American literature. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 483*, 484* Advanced Fiction Writing I, II 3 cr
Advanced work in writing the story and the novel, for students of exceptional talent. Prerequisites: EH 391 and 392 or the equivalent, EH 101 and 102. These courses require special permission.
 
EH 485*,486* Advanced Poetry Writing I, II 3 cr
Advanced work in writing poetry, for students of exceptional talent. Prerequisite: EH 395 and 396 or equivalent, EH 101 and 102. These courses require special permission.
 
EH 487*, 488* Screen Writing I, II 3 cr
Guided workshops in writing a dramatic narrative screenplay. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102, junior standing.
 
EH 490* Special Topics 3 cr
Selected topics in writing in literary studies. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.
 
EH 492* Seminar 3 cr
Specific topics in literature. Can be taken twice for credit when topic varies. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 494* Directed Studies 3 cr
Directed individual study. Prerequisites: EH 101,102 and permission of the directing professor and department chair.
 
EH 496* Professional Studies: Internship 3 cr
On-the-job experience which relates to the student’s classroom work in the field of English; reports required. A maximum of 6 hours of credit may be earned in internships. Students consult with the department chair regarding internship opportunities and specific required eligibility. English majors and minors who are juniors or seniors may enroll. Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair and the supervising professor. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102.
 
EH 501 Introduction to Critical Theory 3 cr
Required of all M.A. students in their first year of work. Surveys current literary theory from structuralism to the present. The purpose is to introduce the conceptual lexicons and reading strategies of advanced literary analysis. Topics treated include structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, Marxism, feminism, and reception theory.
 
EH 502 Graduate Writing in English 3 cr
A course preparing students for research and academic writing at the graduate level in English studies.
 
EH 505 Teaching College Writing 3 cr
A study of contemporary theories of writing and rhetoric, with an emphasis on their application in a college-level curriculum.
 
EH 512 Studies in Medieval Literature 3 cr
A Theme-based study of medieval texts; possible topics include late medieval chivalry, medieval sexualities, Arthurian tradition.
 
EH 513 Studies in Chaucer 3 cr
A study of selections of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and dream visions.
 
EH 514 Renaissance Poetry 3 cr
Examination of non-dramatic Renaissance poetic development, including the sonnet.
 
EH 516 Studies in Shakespeare I 3 cr
A study in Shakespeare’s comedies and romances.
 
EH 517 Studies in Shakespeare II 3 cr
A study of Shakespeare’s histories and tragedies.
 
EH 521 Seventeenth-Century Poetry 3 cr
A historical and formal study of the poetry of the early seventeenth century, including the works of Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Vaughan, Herrick, Marvel, Wroth, Lanyer, and Phillips. The course will emphasize the close reading of poems.
 
EH 525 Restoration and Early 18th-Century Literature 3 cr
A study of literature in the period, including such authors as Dryden, Rochester, Behn, Congreve, Defoe, Pope, Swift, Gay.
 
EH 526 The 18th-Century Novel 3 cr
A study of prose fiction narratives from the Restoration and eighteenth century by such authors as Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Stern, and Burney, with emphasis on the establishment of the novel as a respected genre.
 
EH 527 The Age of Sensibility 3 cr
A study of several late eighteenth-century literary figures, such as Stern, Johnson, Boswell, Goldsmith, Sheridan, Wollstonecraft, Radcliffe, and Blake.
 
EH 532 Early Romantics 3 cr
A study of early Romantic poetry and prose, with emphasis on the poetry of William Wordsworth and S.T. Coleridge.
 
EH 534 Late Romantics 3 cr
A study of late Romantic poetry and prose, with emphasis on the poetry of Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and John Keats.
 
EH 536 Victoria and Edwardian Poetry 3 cr
A study of several major Victorian and Edwardian poets, (such as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Pre-Raphaelites, Swinburne, Hopkins, and Hardy.)
 
EH 538 Victoria and Edwardian Prose 3 cr
A study of selected masters of Victorian and Edwardian prose fiction (such as Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, Morris, Hardy, Kipling) and expository prose (such as Newman, Carlyle, Mill, Ruskin, Arnold, and Stevenson.)
 
EH 543 American Romanticism 3 cr
A study of writers of the American Romantic Movement, such as Irving, Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Whitman, and Dickinson, focusing primarily on nonfiction prose and poetry.
 
EH 544 Antebellum American Fiction 3 cr
Examines the emergence and development of American fiction before the Civil War, focusing on the tale and the novel, and including such figures as Cooper, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, and Stowe.
 
EH 545 American Realism 3 cr
A study of writers of the American Realistic Movement, such as Twain, James, Crane, Dreiser, Chopin, Cheitnutt and Jewett.
 
EH 547 The Southern Renaissance 3 cr
A study of several representative figures from twentieth-century Southern literature, such as Faulkner, Warren, Tate, Ransom, O’Connor, McCullers, Dickey, Hurston, Wright and Percy.
 
EH 562 The 20th-Century Poetic Revolution 3 cr
A study of the key figures in the shaping of modern poetry: Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Frost.
 
EH 571 Modern British Fiction 3 cr
Examination of selected works of such authors as Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, Woolf, Forster, Joyce, Greene, and Lessing.
 
EH 572 Modern American Fiction 3 cr
Examination of selected works of such authors as Anderson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Dickey.
 
EH 573 Contemporary Fiction 3 cr
Provides an overview of significant works since 1950 by such authors as Flannery O’Connor, Comac McCarthy, Walker Percy, John Updike, Marge Piercy, Alice Walker, and Amy Tan.
 
EH 583 Graduate Fiction Writing Workshop I 3 cr
Special individual instruction in fiction writing. This course requires special permission.
 
EH 584 Graduate Fiction Writing Workshop II 3 cr
Special individual instruction in fiction writing. This course requires special permission.
 
EH 585 Graduate Poetry Writing Workshop I 3 cr
Special individual instruction in poetry writing. This course requires special permission.
 
EH 586 Graduate Poetry Writing Workshop II 3 cr
Special individual instruction in poetry writing. This course requires special permission.
 
EH 590 Special Topics 3 cr
A graduate seminar designed to allow close study of selected literary topic or figures. Can be taken twice for credit when the subject offerings are from different literary areas.
 
EH 592 Seminar 3 cr
A specific subject in American or British Literature to be assigned prior to each semester. Can be taken twice for credit when the subject offerings are from different literary areas.
 
EH 594 Directed Studies 3 cr
Directed individual study on a topic not covered by a listed course. Prerequisite: prior permission of the directing professor and the department chair.
 
EH 599 Thesis 1-6 cr
One to six credits per semester with a maximum of six hours of credit.
 
*Courses may be taken by Advanced Under- graduates and Graduates
 

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