Autumn Quarter 2007 — Undergraduate Course Descriptions

200 A READING LITERATURE (“Reading Literature”) DeBlois M-Th 8:30- 12852

Catalog Description: Techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature. Examines some of the best works in English and American literature and considers such features of literary meaning as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Emphasis on literature as a source of pleasure and knowledge about human experience.

200 B READING LITERATURE (READING LITERATURE) Oenbring M-Th 9:30- 12853

Catalog Description: Techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature. Examines some of the best works in English and American literature and considers such features of literary meaning as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Emphasis on literature as a source of pleasure and knowledge about human experience.

200 C READING LITERATURE (READING LITERATURE) Morse M-Th 11:30- 12854

Catalog Description: Techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature. Examines some of the best works in English and American literature and considers such features of literary meaning as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Emphasis on literature as a source of pleasure and knowledge about human experience.

200 D READING LITERATURE (READING LITERATURE) Chang M-Th 12:30- 12855

Catalog Description: Techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature. Examines some of the best works in English and American literature and considers such features of literary meaning as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Emphasis on literature as a source of pleasure and knowledge about human experience.

200 E READING LITERATURE (READING LITERATURE) Grant M-Th 1:30- 12856

Catalog Description: Techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature. Examines some of the best works in English and American literature and considers such features of literary meaning as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Emphasis on literature as a source of pleasure and knowledge about human experience.

200 F READING LITERATURE (READING LITERATURE) Jaussen TTh 12:30-2:20 12857

Catalog Description: Techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature. Examines some of the best works in English and American literature and considers such features of literary meaning as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Emphasis on literature as a source of pleasure and knowledge about human experience.

207 A INTRO CULTURE ST (Introduction to Cultural Studies) Goldberg M-Th 9:30- 12866

Catalog Description: Asks three questions: What is Cultural Studies? How does one read from a Cultural Studies perspective? What is the value of reading this way? Provides historical understanding of Cultural Studies, its terms and its specific way of interpreting a variety of texts, i.e. literature, visual images, music, video, and performance.

207 B INTRO CULTURE ST (Introduction to Cultural Studies) Lewis M-Th 11:30- 12867

Catalog Description: Asks three questions: What is Cultural Studies? How does one read from a Cultural Studies perspective? What is the value of reading this way? Provides historical understanding of Cultural Studies, its terms and its specific way of interpreting a variety of texts, i.e. literature, visual images, music, video, and performance.

211 C MID/REN LIT (Medieval and Renaissance Literature) Rygh M-Th 8:30- 12870

Catalog Description: Introduction to literature from a broadly cultural point of view, focusing on major works that have shaped the development of literary and intellectual traditions from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.

212 A LIT ENLTMT & REVOLN (Literature of Enlightenment & Revolution) Butwin TTh 12:30-2:20 12871

Catalog Description: Introduction to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature from a broadly cultural point of view, focusing on representative works that illustrate literary and intellectual developments of the period.

213 A MODERN/POST MOD LITERATURE (Modern & Postmodern Literature) Kaplan TTh 1:30-3:20 12872

Catalog Description: Introduction to twentieth-century literature from a broadly cultural point of view, focusing on representative works that illustrate literary and intellectual developments since 1900.

225 A SHAKESPEARE (SHAKESPEARE) Borlik M-Th 8:30- 12873

Catalog Description: Survey of Shakespeare's career as dramatist. Study of representative comedies, tragedies, romances, and history plays.

229 A ENGL LIT: 1600-1800 (English Literary Culture 1600-1800) Lockwood MW 1:30-3:20 12874

Catalog Description: British literature in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Study of literature in its cultural context, with attention to changes in form, content, and style.

230 A ENGL LIT: AFTER 1800 (English Literary Culture: After 1800) Morgan M-Th 12:30- 12875

Catalog Description: British literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Study of literature in its cultural context, with attention to changes in form, content, and style.

242 A READING FICTION (READING FICTION) Patel M-Th 8:30- 12876

Catalog Description: Critical interpretation and meaning in fiction. Different examples of fiction representing a variety of types from the medieval to modern periods.

242 B READING FICTION (READING FICTION) Van Rijswijk M-Th 12:30- 12877

Catalog Description: Critical interpretation and meaning in fiction. Different examples of fiction representing a variety of types from the medieval to modern periods.

242 C READING FICTION (READING FICTION) Kae M-Th 1:30- 12878

Catalog Description: Critical interpretation and meaning in fiction. Different examples of fiction representing a variety of types from the medieval to modern periods.

242 D READING FICTION (READING FICTION) Vechinski M-Th 2:30- 12879

Catalog Description: Critical interpretation and meaning in fiction. Different examples of fiction representing a variety of types from the medieval to modern periods.

243 A READING POETRY (READING POETRY) Bryant M-Th 1:30- 12880

Catalog Description: Critical interpretation and meaning in poems. Different examples of poetry representing a variety of types from the medieval to modern periods.

250 A INTRO TO AM LIT (Introduction to American Literature) Miller M-Th 8:30- 12881

Catalog Description: Survey of the major writers, modes, and themes in American literature, from the beginnings to the present. Specific readings vary, but often included are: Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Eliot, Stevens, O'Neill, Faulkner, Hemingway, Ellison, and Bellow.

250 B INTRO TO AM LIT (Introduction to American Literature) Mirpuri M-Th 11:30- 12882

Catalog Description: Survey of the major writers, modes, and themes in American literature, from the beginnings to the present. Specific readings vary, but often included are: Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Eliot, Stevens, O'Neill, Faulkner, Hemingway, Ellison, and Bellow.

250 C INTRO TO AM LIT (Introduction to American Literature) Welsh M-Th 2:30- 12883

Catalog Description: Survey of the major writers, modes, and themes in American literature, from the beginnings to the present. Specific readings vary, but often included are: Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Eliot, Stevens, O'Neill, Faulkner, Hemingway, Ellison, and Bellow.

257 A INTRO ASIAN-AM LIT (Introduction to Asian-American Literature) Liu TTh 9:30-11:20 12884

Catalog Description: Introductory survey of Asian-American literature provides introduction to Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Hawaiian, South-Asian, and Southeast-Asian American literatures and a comparative study of the basic cultural histories of those Asian-American communities from the 1800s to the present.

281 A INTERMED EXPOS WRIT (Intermediat Expository Writing) Mondor MW 8:30-10:20 12885

Catalog Description: Writing papers communicating information and opinion to develop accurate, competent, and effective expression.

Prerequisites:

While 281 has no formal prerequisite, this is an intermediate writing course, and instructors expect entering students to know how to formulate claims, integrate evidence, demonstrate awareness of audience, and structure coherent sentences, paragraphs and essays. Thus we strongly encourage students to complete an introductory (100 level) writing course before enrolling in English 281.

281 B INTERMED EXPOS WRIT (Intermediat Expository Writing) Fuentes TTh 9:30-11:20 12886

Catalog Description: Writing papers communicating information and opinion to develop accurate, competent, and effective expression.

Prerequisites:

While 281 has no formal prerequisite, this is an intermediate writing course, and instructors expect entering students to know how to formulate claims, integrate evidence, demonstrate awareness of audience, and structure coherent sentences, paragraphs and essays. Thus we strongly encourage students to complete an introductory (100 level) writing course before enrolling in English 281.

283 A BEGIN VERSE WRITING (Beginning Verse Writing) Christian TTh 9:30-10:50 12887

Catalog Description: Intensive study of the ways and means of making a poem.

283 B BEGIN VERSE WRITING (Beginning Verse Writing) Jennings TTh 3:30-4:50 12888

Catalog Description: Intensive study of the ways and means of making a poem.

284 A BEG SHORT STRY WRIT (Beginning Short Story Writing) Abood MW 11:30-12:50 12889

Catalog Description: Introduction to the theory and practice of writing the short story.

284 B BEG SHORT STRY WRIT (Beginning Short Story Writing) Brower TTh 10:30-11:50 12890

Catalog Description: Introduction to the theory and practice of writing the short story.

300 A READING MAJOR TEXTS (READING MAJOR TEXTS) Davis MW 12:30-2:20 12891

Catalog Description: Intensive examination of one or a few major works of literature. Classroom work to develop skills of careful and critical reading. Book selection varies, but reading consists of major works by important authors and of selected supplementary materials.

302 A CRITICAL PRACTICE (CRITICAL PRACTICE) Cummings TTh 9:30-11:20 12892

Catalog Description: Intensive study of, and exercise in, applying important or influential interpretive practices for studying language, literature, and culture, along with consideration of their powers/limits. Focuses on developing critical writing abilities. Topics vary and may include critical and interpretive practice from scripture and myth to more contemporary approaches, including newer interdisciplinary practices.

302 B CRITICAL PRACTICE (CRITICAL PRACTICE) Simpson TTh 11:30-1:20 12893

Catalog Description: Intensive study of, and exercise in, applying important or influential interpretive practices for studying language, literature, and culture, along with consideration of their powers/limits. Focuses on developing critical writing abilities. Topics vary and may include critical and interpretive practice from scripture and myth to more contemporary approaches, including newer interdisciplinary practices.

302 C CRITICAL PRACTICE (CRITICAL PRACTICE) Staten TTh 1:30-3:20 18974

Catalog Description: Intensive study of, and exercise in, applying important or influential interpretive practices for studying language, literature, and culture, along with consideration of their powers/limits. Focuses on developing critical writing abilities. Topics vary and may include critical and interpretive practice from scripture and myth to more contemporary approaches, including newer interdisciplinary practices.

310 A BIBLE AS LITERATURE (The Bible as Literature) Griffith M-Th 10:30- 12896

Catalog Description: Introduction to the development of the religious ideas and institutions of ancient Israel, with selected readings from the Old Testament and New Testament. Emphasis on reading The Bible with literary and historical understanding.

315 A LITERARY MODERNISM (LITERARY MODERNISM) Staten TTh 10:30-12:20

Catalog Description: Various modern authors, from Wordsworth to the present, in relation to such major thinkers as Kant, Hegel, Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, Bergson, and Wittgenstein, who have helped create the context and the content of modern literature. Recommended: ENGL 230 or one 300-level course in 19th or 20th century literature.

316 A POSTCLNIAL LIT & CLTR (Postcolonial Literature and Culture) Chrisman TTh 10:30-12:20 12898

Catalog Description: Readings of major tests and writers in postcolonial literature and culture. Surveys some of the most important questions and debates in postcolonial literature, including issues of identity, globalization, language, and nationalism.

323 A SHAKESPEARE TO 1603 (SHAKESPEARE TO 1603) LaGuardia TTh 1:30-3:20 12899

Catalog Description: Shakespeare's career as dramatist before 1603 (including Hamlet). Study of history plays, comedies, and tragedies.

324 A SHAKESPEARE AFT 1603 (Shakespeare after 1603) Streitberger TTh 2:30-4:20 19022

Catalog Description: Shakespeare's career as dramatist after 1603. Study of comedies, tragedies, and romances.

326 A MILTON (MILTON) LaGuardia TTh 10:30-12:20 12900

Catalog Description: Milton's early poems and the prose; Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes, with attention to the religious, intellectual, and literary contexts.

331 A ROMANTIC POETRY I (ROMANTIC POETRY I) Modiano MW 4:30-6:20p 18961

(Evening Degree Program)

Catalog Description: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and their contemporaries.

342 A CONTEMPORARY NOVEL (CONTEMPORARY NOVEL) Barlow TTh 9:30-11:20 12904

Catalog Description: Recent efforts to change the shape and direction of the novel by such writers as Murdoch, Barth, Hawkes, Fowles, and Atwood.

347 A ART OF PROSE (The Art of Prose) George TTh 4:30-6:20p 18962

(Evening Degree Program)

Catalog Description: Techniques and varieties of prose -- autobiography, biography, personal essay, reflective and meditative writing, social and scientific inquiry, and persuasive writing. Special attention to use of poetic, fictional, and dramatic devices.

350 A TRAD AM FICTION (Traditions in American Fiction) Liu TTh 12:30-2:20 12906

Catalog Description: A literary form in which America has found its distinctively American expression. Selected readings among important novelists from the beginnings until 1900, including Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Chopin, James, and Wharton.

352 A EARLY AMER LIT (American Literature: The Early Nation) Griffith M-Th 8:30-9:20

Catalog Description: Conflicting visions of the national destiny and the individual identity in the early years of America's nationhood. Works by Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and such other writers as Poe, Cooper, Irving, Whitman, Dickinson, and Douglass.

353 A AMER LIT LATER 19C (American Literature: Later 19th Century) Abrams MW 7:00-8:50p 18963

(Evening Degree Program)

Catalog Description: Literary responses to an America propelled forward by accelerating and complex forces. Works by Twain, James, and such other writers as Whitman, Dickinson, Adams, Wharton, Howells, Crane, Dreiser, DuBois, and Chopin.

354 A EARLY MOD AM LIT (American Literature: The Early Modern Period) Hunstperger MW 1:30-3:20 12908

Catalog Description: Literary responses to the disillusionment after World War I, experiments in form and in new ideas of a new period. Works by such writers as Anderson, Toomer, Cather, O'Neill, Frost, Pound, Eliot, Cummings, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Stein, Hart Crane, Stevens, and Porter.

355 A CONTEMP AM LIT (American Literature: Contemporary America) Walker TTh 12:30-2:20 19561

Catalog Description: Works by such writers as Ellison, Williams, O'Connor, Lowell, Barth, Rich, and Hawkes.

361 A AM POL CLTR AFT 1865 (American Political Culture: After 1865) Gatlin MW 12:30-2:20 12909

Catalog Description: American literature in its political and cultural context from the Civil War to the present. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to American literature, including history, politics, anthropology, and mass media.

363 A LIT & OTHER ARTS (Literature and the Other Arts and Disciplines) Searle TTh 11:30-1:20 12910

Catalog Description: Relationships between literature and other arts, such as painting, photography, architecture, and music, or between literature and other disciplines, such as science.

363 B LIT & OTHER ARTS (Literature and the Other Arts and Disciplines) Harkins TTh 11:30-1:20 12911

Catalog Description: Relationships between literature and other arts, such as painting, photography, architecture, and music, or between literature and other disciplines, such as science.

367 A GENDER STUDIES & LIT (Gender Studies and Literature) Dean TTh 8:30-10:20 12912

Catalog Description: The study of contemporary approaches to analyzing the gender politics of literature and culture. Examines special topics in the history and development of the major theoretical trends, including the relationship of certain theories of gender to relevant works of literature.

370 B ENGL LANG STUDY (English Language Study) Dillon MW 1:30-3:20 18838

Catalog Description: Wide-range introduction to the study of written and spoken English. The nature of language; ways of describing language; the use of language study as an approach to English literature and the teaching of English.

381 A ADV EXPOSITORY WRIT (Advanced Expository Writing) Davis MW 8:30-10:20 12915

Catalog Description: Concentration on the development of prose style for experienced writers.

383 A CRAFT OF VERSE (was Intermediate Verse Writing) McHugh MW 2:30-3:50 12916

Catalog Description: Intensive study of various aspects of the craft verse. Readings in contemporary verse and writing using emulation and imitation.

Prerequisites:

ENGL 283 & ENGL 284

383 B CRAFT OF VERSE (was Intermediate Verse Writing) Kenney TTh 11:30-12:50 12917

Catalog Description: Intensive study of various aspects of the craft verse. Readings in contemporary verse and writing using emulation and imitation.

Prerequisites:

ENGL 283 & ENGL 284

384 A CRAFT OF PROSE (was Intermediate Short Story Writing) Wong MW 3:30-4:50 12918

Catalog Description: Intensive study of various aspects of the craft of fiction or creative nonfiction. Readings in contemporary prose and writing using emulation and imitation.

Prerequisites:

ENGL 283 & ENGL 284

384 B CRAFT OF PROSE (was Intermediate Short Story Writing) Shields TTh 12:30-1:50 12919

Catalog Description: Intensive study of various aspects of the craft of fiction or creative nonfiction. Readings in contemporary prose and writing using emulation and imitation.

Prerequisites:

ENGL 283 & ENGL 284

452 A TOPICS AM LIT (Topics in American Literature) Gatlin MW 8:30-10:20 18929

Catalog Description: Exploration of a theme or special topic in American literary expression.

471 A COMPOSITION PROCESS (The Composition Process) Stygall MW 3:30-5:20 12922

Catalog Description: Consideration of psychological and formal elements basic to writing and related forms of nonverbal expression and the critical principles that apply to evaluation.

474 A SPEC TPCS ENG-TCHRS (Special Topics in English for Teachers) Peck MW 2:30-4:20 12923
483 A ADV VERSE WORKSHOP (Advanced Verse Workshop) Triplett T 3:30-6:20p 12925

Catalog Description: Intensive verse workshop. Emphasis on the production and discussion of student poetry.

Prerequisites:

ENGL 383, 384

484 A ADV PROSE WORKSHOP (Advanced Prose Workshop) Bosworth W 4:30-7:20p 12926

Catalog Description: Intensive prose workshop. Emphasis on the production and discussion of student fiction and/or creative nonfiction.

Prerequisites:

ENGL 383, 384

494 A HONORS SEMINAR (HONORS SEMINAR) LaPorte MW 12:30-2:20 12930

Catalog Description: Survey of current issues confronting literary critics today, based on revolving themes and topics. Focuses on debates and developments affecting English language and literatures, including questions about: the relationship of culture and history; the effect of emergent technologies on literary study; the rise of interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities.

494 B HONORS SEMINAR (HONORS SEMINAR) Foster TTh 9:30-11:20 12931

Catalog Description: Survey of current issues confronting literary critics today, based on revolving themes and topics. Focuses on debates and developments affecting English language and literatures, including questions about: the relationship of culture and history; the effect of emergent technologies on literary study; the rise of interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities.

498 A SENIOR SEMINAR (SENIOR SEMINAR) Blau MW 12:30-2:20 12933

Catalog Description: Seminar study of special topics in language and literary study. Limited to seniors majoring in English.

498 B SENIOR SEMINAR (SENIOR SEMINAR) Hunstperger MW 8:30-10:20 12934

Catalog Description: Seminar study of special topics in language and literary study. Limited to seniors majoring in English.

498 C SENIOR SEMINAR (SENIOR SEMINAR) Allen TTh 2:30-4:20 12935

Catalog Description: Seminar study of special topics in language and literary study. Limited to seniors majoring in English.

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