ENGL 102 STRETCH COMPOSITION I (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Focuses not on finished products but rather on helping students develop strategies for using writing to construct meaning, which in turn assists in generating thought-provoking discourse for the intended reader. Upon completing this course, students will have learned that all writing involves a recursive process of thinking and writing strategies often referred to as peer review, invention, prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. This is the first in a two-course sequence of ENGL 102 and ENGL 103.

ENGL 103 STRETCH COMPOSITION II (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 102

Focuses not on finished products but rather on helping students to develop strategies for using writing to construct meaning, which in turn assists in generating thought-provoking discourse for the intended reader. Students/Writers will become well-versed in a variety of approaches to constructing the types of genres required in their college courses and in the workplace. Completion of ENGL 103 fulfills the general education requirement for undergraduate writing and prepares students for success in their courses across the curriculum.

GenEd: A2

ENGL 105 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC I (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository and persuasive prose. The subject matter of the course will be thematic and variable. The focus of the course is the development of proficiency in conceptualizing, analyzing and writing academic papers. Substantial writing is required. This course may be linked with another lower division course, in which case the student will enroll in both courses.

GenEd: A2

ENGL 106 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC II–SERVICE LEARNING (3)

Two hours lecture and two hour activity per week

This course is designed to help students develop sophisticated, situation-sensitive reading and writing strategies. Students make arguments in formal and informal settings. Special attention is given to evidence discovery, claim support, argument response, and their applications to academic debate, public decision making, and written argument. Requires significant elements of service learning, including producing written work for not-for-profit organizations. A substantial amount of writing is required.

GenEd: A1, A2

ENGL 107 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or ENGL 106

An intensive, one-semester writing course that emphasizes research as a heuristic for learning, writing as an intellectual dialogue with the authorities represented in the evidence found, and which engages students in judging the merit and appropriateness of discovered evidence. A substantial amount of writing is required.

GenEd: A1, A2

ENGL 110 THEMES IN MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE FOR NON-MAJORS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Exploration of broad themes in literature across multiple genres and cultures, American and international. Repeatable by topic.

GenEd: C2, C3B

ENGL 120 AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or 105 or equivalent

Study of major works of American Literature from colonial times through 1850, with special attention to literary movements. Major writers will be addressed, as well as lesser-known writers from various cultural and regional backgrounds.

GenEd: C2

ENGL 150 BRITISH AND EUROPEAN LITERATURE I (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: 103 or 105 or equivalent

Survey of major authors in British and European literature from Beowulf to approximately 1650, with special emphasis on the intellectual backgrounds of the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

GenEd: C2

ENGL 210 THEMES IN WORLD LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

A survey of world literature, focusing largely on texts by non-western authors, organized around one or more themes. Texts studied are primarily written by authors from the following areas: Asia, India and Pakistan, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

GenEd: C2

ENGL 212 INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or 105 or equivalent

An inquiry into children’s literature. Students analyze works representative of several cultures and genres, including fiction, poetry, picture books, non-fiction, and traditional literature. Focus will be on critical reading of materials appropriate for grades K-6 as well as analysis of literary elements and structural features. The course will foster appreciation for and understanding of the author’s craft through analytical papers, investigatory projects, and creative responses to children’s literature. Formerly ENGL 312, changed in Fall 2007.

ENGL 220 AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Study of major works of American literature from 1850 to the present, with special attention to literary movements. Major writers will be addressed, as well as lesser known writers from various cultural and regional backgrounds.

GenEd: C2

ENGL 230 THE ART OF CREATING JOURNALISM (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105

This course will integrate concepts from English/journalism, Education and Art. It is designed for students interested in producing print and photo journalism for local community publications. Topics will include journalistic writing styles and techniques, research strategies, interviewing methods, appropriate layout and design techniques. Projects will culminate in a product suitable for publication. No credit given toward the Art major.

Same as ART 230, LS 230

GenEd: A2

ENGL 250 BRITISH AND EUROPEAN LITERATURE II (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 150 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Study of major works of British and European literature from approximately 1650 to the present, with special attention to various literary movements.

GenEd: C2

ENGL 260 PERSPECTIVES IN CREATIVE WRITING (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

An introduction to creative writing. Writing intensive with peer discussion and editing as well as reading and discussing what authors have written about the writing process. Formerly ENGL 460, in May 2006, formerly ENGL 360, changed Dec 2007.

ENGL 310 RESEARCH METHODS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent

Comprehensive investigation of research modalities, including the various forms of electronic research. Writing intensive.

ENGL 311 BILINGUAL LITERARY STUDIES/ESTUDIOS LITERARIOS BILINGUES (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 and SPAN 202 or SPAN 212 or Consent of Instructor

This course explores the literatures of the Americas written in two languages: English and Spanish. Course texts will include works written by bilingual U.S. authors and Latin American authors writing primarily in Spanish; genres may include novels, with a special focus on Magical Realism/el realismo magico, short stories/cuentos, and poetry. Readings will be in the original language; class discussions will be bilingual.

Same as SPAN 311

ENGL 315 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, STRUCTURE AND LINGUISTICS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or 105 or equivalent

An examination of the basic components of human language, including phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, and the differences/similarities among languages. Students will identify examples of speech parts and their functions, morphologies, and syntax.

ENGL 322 SOCIOLOGY OF POPULAR CULTURE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SOC 100

Examines popular culture from a sociological and a comparative perspective. Emphasizes the impact of mass media on individual behavior, marketing and consumption of amusements and entertainments in the domestic and global marketplace.

Same as SOC 322, COMM 322

ENGL 325 MAJOR NON-WESTERN AUTHORS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 and either ENGL 220 or ENGL 250 (or the equivalent).

A concentrated study of selected non-Western authors. Authors selected change from term to term; therefore, students may take the course for credit more than once. Repeatable by topic.

ENGL 326 MAJOR BRITISH AND EUROPEAN AUTHORS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 250 or equivalent

Concentrated study of selected British and/or European authors. Authors selected change from term to term; therefore, students may take the course for credit more than once. Repeatable by topic.

ENGL 327 MAJOR AMERICAN AUTHORS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 220 or equivalent

Concentrated study of selected American authors. Authors selected change from term to term; therefore, students may take the course for credit more than once. Repeatable by topic.

ENGL 328 MYTHOLOGY (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or 105 or equivalent and one literature course

Study of mythology and the influence it has had on literature, art, music, and the development of cultures. Course topics may include Classical Mythology, Eastern Mythology, Mythology of the Americas, Egyptian Mythology, and others. Repeatable by topic.

ENGL 329 SEMINAR IN TUTORING WRITING (3)

Three hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 105 (or equivalent) and Sophomore Standing

Introduces the theories that inform university writing centers and their practices.

Graded Credit/No Credit

ENGL 330 INTERDISCIPLINARY WRITING (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Individual and collaborative writing that integrates research from a variety of disciplines. Students will work on projects that incorporate various forms of research, including electronic, and which result in both oral presentations and academic papers. Each section will be based on a theme appropriate for interdisciplinary research and writing.

GenEd: A2, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 331 NARRATIVES OF THE WORKING CLASS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Examines the lives of working people using various thematic approaches and disciplinary methodologies. Materials include literature, film, and case studies.

Same as ECON 331, SOC 331, HIST 331, POLS 331

GenEd: C2, D, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 332 TEACHING DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 or equivalent plus one upper division literature course

This course will explore methods and approaches to teaching dramatic literature in secondary schools and colleges. The focus will be on elements of textual exploration and using heuristics from theatre to teach dramatic literature, including but not exclusively Shakespeare’s plays.

Same as PATH 332

GenEd: C2, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 333 MULTICULTURAL DRAMA IN PERFORMANCE/PRODUCTION (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

America is a country of many cultures, and each of these has brought legacies of its roots to the American stage. In this course we will read plays written by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and others. We will also stage mini-productions of one or more of those plays.

Same as PATH 333

GenEd: C2, C3B, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 334 NARRATIVES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Ours is a region made up of many cultures which produce the one we call Southern California. In this class we will take a historical approach to study of the narratives - oral, written and filmed - of Southern California. Course work may also include obtaining oral histories and compiling them.

Same as HIST 334

GenEd: C2, D, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 335 AMERICAN ETHNIC IMAGES IN NOVELS, FILM AND ART (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Examines the portrayal of ethnic groups from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes, but is not limited to, the literary, historical, and anthropological modes of analysis. The course highlights the ways in which artistic works have shaped the intellectual landscape of the United States as they relate to ethnic peoples.

Same as ART 335, HIST 335

GenEd: C2, C3B, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 336 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE AND COMMUNICATION (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Examines issues of cross-cultural communication in interpersonal and intergroup settings. Works of literature which take cross-cultural communication as a theme will be examined.

Same as COMM 336

GenEd: A1, C2, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 337 LITERATURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Involves the student in many forms of dialogue on issues pertinent to humanity’s relationship with Earth. By reading works by writers from diverse fields and by writing in response, the student will gain a better understanding of our planet and its needs. Emphasis will be placed on writing in modes appropriate to the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Science and Resource Management.

GenEd: C2, D, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 338 SCIENCE AND CONSCIENCE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

This course is a team-taught, interdisciplinary course that examines various ethical issues within the sciences using case studies. The scientific, historical and social aspects of each case study will be examined from different perspectives. Students will learn scientific concepts which will facilitate an informed understanding of the ethical issues involved.

Same as PHYS 338

GenEd: B1, C2, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 339 PSYCHOLOGY AND LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

This course looks at the ways in which human psychology manifests in literature and the ways literature instructs us about human psychology. Through reading, writing about, and discussing texts with particularly rich psychological content, issues related to mental health and the human condition will be explored. The course will also cover some theoretical and technical aspects of psychology relevant to the readings.

Same as PSY 339

GenEd: C2, D, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 340 BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Explores the ways in which business and economics have been represented in American literature. Employs critical methodologies from the fields of Business, Economics, and Literary studies.

Same as ECON 340, BUS 340

GenEd: C2, D, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 349 PERSPECTIVES ON MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

An introduction to the diversity of American literatures, their unique literary traditions and forms, and what they hold in common. An emphasis on becoming cross-cultural readers and writers aware of how culture influences literature. Formerly ENGL 449, changed Fall 2006.

GenEd: C2, C3B, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 350 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Study of the novels and poetry written by Native American authors. In order to understand the development of the literature, we will also read essays relevant to the events, issues and concerns attending the historical interactions between Native Americans and Euro-Americans in North America. Formerly ENGL 450, changed Fall 2006.

GenEd: C2, C3B

ENGL 351 AFRICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Study of the novels and poetry written by African American authors. In order to understand the development of the literature, we will also read essays relevant to the events, issues and concerns attending the historical interactions between African Americans and other peoples in North America. Authors writing in African countries may also be included in order to gain a more global perspective on the literature. Formerly ENGL 451, changed Fall 2006.

GenEd: C2, C3B

ENGL 352 ASIAN/ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Study of the novels and poetry written by Asian American authors. In order to understand the development of the literature, we will also read essays relevant to the events, issues and concerns attending the historical interactions between Asian Americans and other peoples in North America. Authors writing in Asian countries may also be included in order to gain a more global perspective on the literature. Formerly ENGL 452, changed Fall 2006.

GenEd: C2, C3B

ENGL 353 CHICANA/O HISPANIC/HISPANIC AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Study of the novels and poetry written by Hispanic American authors. In order to understand the development of the literature, we will also read essays relevant to the events, issues and concerns attending the historical interactions between Hispanic/Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Americans and other peoples in North America. Authors writing in Spain, Mexico, Central America or South American countries may also be included to gain a more global perspective on the literature. Formerly ENGL 453, changed Fall 2006.

GenEd: C2, C3B

ENGL 378 CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS: TELECOURSE (3)

One hour lecture and four hours activity per week

An introduction to the fiction and poetry produced by contemporary Native Americans. Authors of the works studied join the discussion of their work and concepts important to their work. Modes of discourse and the impact of Native American cultures, concerns and philosophy on the fiction and poetry of these authors are the primary foci of the course. Students will meet with the course instructor three times during the semester; otherwise, students will view the telecourse tapes, read the assigned books, read the essays in the workbook, and do the assigned activities explained in the workbook on their own.

ENGL 400 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent and one upper division literature course

Survey of world trends in literature, possibly including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and/or drama. Specific topics vary from term to term. Repeatable by topic.

ENGL 410 SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent and one upper division literature course

Study of the many aspects of Shakespeare’s plays as literature--language, context, form and style--as well as the ways in which these elements work as parts of a whole, which includes spoken speech and other sounds as well as physical form and movement.

Same as PATH 410

ENGL 412 DRAMA OF ANCIENT GREECE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent and one upper division literature course

A survey of ancient Greek drama and the culture/society that produced it. The course will examine a representative sample of the major plays. Among the topics considered will be: the tragic and comic festivals, tragedy’s relationship with Athenian democracy, the nature of Greek theaters and ancient theatrical production techniques, religion and drama, women and tragedy, tragic and comic heroism, myth and tragedy, and the legacy of Greek tragedy in the modern world.

Same as PATH 412

ENGL 420 LITERARY THEORY (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent and one upper division literature course

Survey of literary theory and critical study which investigates various approaches, perspectives, and modes of inquiry. Literary criticism extends beyond literature to intersect with anthropology, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, political science, and other disciplines, critical analysis by literary scholars encompasses all forms of cultural production, literary and non-literary.

ENGL 430 TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION: LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND CULTURAL CHANGE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or HIST 280 or Consent of Instructor

Bringing literature and history together, this course exposes students to a diverse range of work in art, literature, films, and history. It cultivates the students’ intellectual understanding of the topic from both a cross-disciplinary and a cross-cultural perspective. It emphasizes reading, writing, analytical skills, and communication skills. Topics and themes may vary under the same title. Repeatable up to 9 units.

Same as HIST 430

GenEd: C3B, D, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 431 EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE AND ART (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent

Examination of the literature and art of the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe and England, focusing on the re-birth of the human spirit and the legacies of the Renaissance artists and writers.

Same as ART 431

GenEd: C1, C2, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 432 ARTS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Upper division standing

Study focusing on the dramatic upsurge of creativity in art, music and literature resulting from social and political undercurrents in the African American cultural revolution in New York during the 1920s. Historical geneses and subsequent artistic legacies will also be explored.

Same as ART 432, PAMU 432

GenEd: C1, C2, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 433 GAY/LESBIAN/BISEXUAL/TRANSGENDER STUDIES (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent

Introduction to the field of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender studies through the reading of literature and theory.

Same as GEND 433

GenEd: C2, D, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 444 ORIGINAL PRACTICE IN RENAISSANCE DRAMA (3)

Three hours lecture per week

In this class, students will learn about the theaters of the Renaissance, the playwrights whose plays were performed in them, and explore the differences that occur when the plays are performed in a venue resembling those of the original Rose, Blackfriars and Globe theaters.

Same as PATH 444

GenEd: C2, Interdisciplinary

ENGL 454 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE PROJECT/SEMINAR (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and completion of ENGL 449 and 9 units drawn from ENGL 450, ENGL 451, ENGL 452, ENGL 453

As the culmination of the Multicultural Literature Emphasis, the purpose of this independent study course is to produce a significant work in the genre of the student’s choice, chosen in consultation with his or her instructor.

ENGL 456 WOMEN’S FICTION (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 220 or ENGL 250

This course examines the development of contemporary fiction by women and its relationship to men’s fiction by men. It compares style and theme across social class and ethnicities, analyzing the historical context of each novel or short story. The course will raise critical questions about a female literary tradition.

ENGL 461 FICTION WRITING (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 260 or Consent of Instructor

The writing of fiction is the focus of this class. The seminar format allows students the opportunity to talk about their writing and to receive critiques from their peers as well as the instructor.

ENGL 462 POETRY WRITING (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 260 or Consent of Instructor

The writing of poetry is the focus of this class. The seminar format allows students the opportunity to talk about their poetry and to receive critiques from their peers as well as the instructor.

ENGL 463 WRITING FOR THE STAGE AND SCREEN (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

The writing of stage plays and/or screenplays is the focus of this class. The seminar format allows students the opportunity to talk about their writing and to receive critiques from their peers as well as the instructor.

ENGL 464 CREATIVE NON-FICTION (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 260 or Consent of Instructor

The writing of creative non-fiction is the focus of this class. The seminar format allows students the opportunity to talk about their writing and to receive critiques from their peers as well as the instructor.

ENGL 465 CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT (3)

Six hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and completion of ENGL 260 and 9 units from ENGL 461, ENGL 462, ENGL 463, or ENGL 464

Gives students an opportunity apply their expertise by helping to edit and oversee the production of the CSUCI annual literary journal, thus gaining practical experience of a literary profession.

ENGL 474 APPROACHES TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 315

This course uses various approaches to analyze the form, function, and meaning of English grammar, including alternative ways to understand grammar in the context of real language tasks. Particular attention is paid to cultural and social assumptions about grammar and how they have shaped our attitudes toward language use.

ENGL 475 LANGUAGE IN SOCIAL CONTEXT (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent or Consent of Instructor

Focus is on the nature of literacy, with emphasis on literacy development for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs), investigation and knowledge of the development and acquisition of English literacy, and understanding the role of concepts and contexts in word meanings, vocabulary development, and multiple meanings. Also stressed will be differences between English and other languages that impact the acquisition of English literacy by ELLs, the role of primary language literacy in the development of English language among ELLs, and the impact of disabilities on oral and written English language development.

ENGL 477 ADOLESCENT LITERATURE (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or 105 and one upper-division literature course

A survey of young adult literature in which students analyze young adult literature taught at the secondary level (grades 6-12). Works studied are selected for their diversity of subject matter, genre, cultural focus, and grade level. Students will engage in literary discussions of the works, analyze them in relation to the genre, and consider implications for adolescents in school and the larger society.

ENGL 478 WRITING AS REFLECTIVE PRACTICE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 and ENGL 330 or Consent of Instructor

This course will develop awareness of the thinking and learning processes that occur during writing. The focus will be on identifying, planning, and monitoring the thinking processes that develop while writing. This knowledge of process will be used to select and develop strategies that will improve the writing product. Writing will be extensive and will include expository, creative, and reflective genres.

ENGL 482 TECHNICAL WRITING (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 330

This course is an overview of the field of technical writing. Research, interviewing, and the various forms of technical writing are addressed. Students will produce work in a variety of forms of technical writing.

ENGL 483 TECHNICAL VISUAL COMMUNICATION (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: For Technical Writing Certificate students only, ENGL 482

The focus of this course is two-fold. First, the student will research and write a presentation on a topic of his or her choice, suitable for a specific application (conference, meeting, etc.) and receive critiques from his or her peers and the professor. Second, the student will use that paper to form the basis of a visual presentation using up-to-date technology of various forms.

ENGL 484 TECHNICAL WRITING FOR THE SCIENCES (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: For Technical Writing Certificate students only, ENGL 482

Writing for the Sciences requires a specialized understanding of the process of writing as well as the content of the final essay or article. Students will learn to do research in specialized fields and to write for a variety of scientific journals and other publications.

ENGL 485 TECHNICAL WRITING PROJECT/SEMINAR (3)

Three hours activity per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 310, ENGL 330, ENGL 482, ENGL 483, and ENGL 484, and a passing evaluation on the portfolio of work from the prerequisite courses

As the culmination of the Technical Writing certificate program, this course may be an internship, independent study, seminar or a project course. Projects will be devised in consultation with an advisor.

ENGL 494 INDEPENDENT STUDY/SENIOR RESEARCH (3)

Three hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Senior standing and Consent of Instructor

Students may do an independent study to further coursework begun in other courses, obtain an internship which utilizes knowledge gained thus far, or do research in preparation for the senior project.

ENGL 499 CAPSTONE PROJECT/SENIOR SEMINAR (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Senior standing, a passing evaluation of the cumulative portfolio, and Consent of Instructor

This course may be an interdisciplinary experience in which students work may teams, contributing their expertise to a community-based group project.

ENGL 601 CRITICAL THEORY SEMINAR (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English or Consent of Instructor

Investigation of the development and current state of various schools of theory. Application theories to literary, scholarly, student and institutional texts.

ENGL 602 LANGUAGE STRUCTURE (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English or Consent of Instructor

Studies the structure of English from a linguistic perspective, with application to stylistics and literary form.

ENGL 603 SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English Program

Seminar in representative works by selected contemporary authors from around the world. Using selected novels, short stories, and poems published over the past fifty years, students will examine the interplay of literature, politics, and cultures. Extensive writing is required.

ENGL 620 HISTORY OF LITERARY MOVEMENTS (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in English Program or Consent of Instructor

Study of major literary movements in relation to their social, historical, and philosophical contexts

ENGL 640 SEMINAR IN COMPOSITION AND PEDAGOGY (4)

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in English Program

An introduction to the many theories of composition and their various applications within the classroom.

ENGL 646 TEACHING PRACTICUM (1-4)

Two to Eight hours activity per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 540

Corequisite: Admission to MA in English Program

Practice in teaching composition under the supervision of mentors; students will assist in composition classes, observe their mentors, discuss class planning, and finally teach several class periods in succession. Students will also be involved in assessment/team grading, course design, textbook selection, and peer evaluation.

Graded Credit/No Credit

ENGL 647 SEMINAR IN ASSESSMENT METHODS (4)

Two hours seminar per week, Two hours activity per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 640 and Admission to the MA in English Program

Investigation of various forms of assessment, including primary trait and holistic scoring, surveys, self-assessment, student-generated criteria, and portfolios, and practice in developing appropriate methods for classrooms and programs. Students will participate in the composition program’s team grading sessions.

ENGL 648 WRITING AS CULTURAL PRACTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE (4)

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters Degree in English Program

An exploration of the power of writing to develop social and cultural identity as well as to engender conflict. Students will use a critical literacy perspective to think through the implications of a democratic approach to writing instruction.

ENGL 649 RHETORICAL ANALYSIS (4)

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in English Program

Students will take a rhetorical approach to analyzing texts, including literary, scholarly, student, and institutional texts.

ENGL 661 SEMINAR ON SELECTED AUTHORS (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English or Consent of Instructor

In-depth reading and discussion of the work produced by one or more major authors.

ENGL 662 SEMINAR IN THE NOVEL (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in English Program

Explores the nature of the novel through an examination of works of fiction that have shaped the genre, and continue to expand the form. Critical works of theory and history of the novel provides a context for study.

ENGL 663 SEMINAR IN NON-FICTION (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in English Program

Explores permutations of non-fiction writing, including essay, memoir, nature, travel writing, and biography. Students read formative works in each area as well as later works.

ENGL 664 SEMINAR IN DRAMA/DRAMATIC LITERATURE (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in English or Consent of Instructor

In depth reading and discussion of selected works of dramatic literature, including but not limited to stage plays. Attendance at performances and/or films may be required.

ENGL 665 SEMINAR IN POETRY (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English or Consent of Instructor

Analysis of poetics. May focus on particular periods or genres of poetry.

ENGL 666 SEMINAR IN THE SHORT STORY (4)

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in English Program

In depth reading and discussion of selected short stories. Students will also write short stories and share them with the class.

ENGL 667 SEMINAR IN GENRE LITERATURES (4)

Four hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English or Consent of Instructor

Focus on a particular genre of literature such as Science Fiction or Detective Fiction. Emphasis on cultural context as well as textual analysis. Variable topics.

ENGL 668 SEMINAR IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE (4)

Fours hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English or Consent of Instructor

Study of literature in its relation to culture: focusing on literature as a cultural institution related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.

ENGL 680 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4)

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Admission to MA in English Program or Consent of Instructor

Independent exploration of a topic or the work of a single author. The student will work with a member of the English faculty in devising and executing the study and any papers or projects necessary.

ENGL 698 THESIS: LITERATURE SPECIALIZATION (4)

Four hours seminar per week.

Prerequisite: ENGL 601, ENGL 602, ENGL 603 and ENGL 620

Culminating directed research project in which the student will produce a substantial study of an author, a major literary work, a literary form or movement. Evidence of scholarly research, creative thinking, good analytic writing, and mastery of a significant topic is necessary for successful completion. Prerequisite: completion of all required M.A. core courses and History of Literary Movements (ENGL 620). Can be taken concurrently with electives. Advancement to candidacy requires approval of a formal program of study by the Graduate Committee and completion of 12 units with a minimum grade point average of 3.0

ENGL 699 THESIS: COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC SPECIALIZATION (4)

Eight hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Completion of all required composition and rhetoric courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Culminating project of the MA in English program students to contribute to the on-going disciplinary conversation and reflect on how discourse in composition and rhetoric has transformed their teaching and/or scholarship.