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English 0999. Paired Support for English 1101 is a course designed to offer individual and group support for students identified by the English Placement Index as needing supplemental instruction in the areas of reading and writing. Course content will parallel essential skills needed to be successful in English 1101. This course carries institutional credit and will not count toward graduation. This course may be taken multiple times for credit. (0-2-1). Co-requisites: ENGL 1101

ENGL 1101. Composition I. A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on writing improvement. The course also seeks to strengthen critical thinking skills and the ability to read with understanding. (3-0-3)

ENGL 1101H. Honors Composition I. An Honors composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. A grade of C is required for advancement into ENGL 1102H or ENGL 1102. This section is for students participating in the GSW Honors Program. (3-0-3)

ENGL 1102. Composition II. A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. A minimum grade of C is required. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 101 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 1101H Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 1102H. Honors Composition II. An Honors composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101H, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. A minimum grade of C is required. This section is for students participating in the GSW Honors Program. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 1101 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 101 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 1101H Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 2111. World Literature-I.  A survey of important works of World Literature from the ancient world to Early Modern period. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or better. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2112. World Literature-II. A survey of important works of World Literature from the Neoclassical period to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2121. British Literature-I. A survey of important works of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Augustans. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2122. British Literature-II. A survey of important works of British Literature from the Romantics to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2131. American Literature-I. A survey of important works of American Literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2132. American Literature-II. A survey of important works of American Literature from Reconstruction to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2200. Intro to Professional Writing. The course is designed to help writers understand and practice writing skills as employed across the professions. Students will be asked to master basic writing conventions and publishing procedures for journalistic, technical, managerial, creative, or scientific writing. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 1102 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 102 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 1102H Minimum Grade: C )

ENGL 3010. Literature for Young Adults. A comprehensive study of young adult literature, including non-Western authors as well as literature representative of racial and ethnic groups, appropriate for students in secondary school programs, with emphasis on teaching techniques. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 2112 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 2121 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2122 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 2131 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2132 and 2111 Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 3100.  Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. This is a writing intensive course on the development of literary theory and methodology from the New Critics to roughly the present with an emphasis on close reading, historiography and argument.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the New Critics, reader-response theory, cultural studies, poststructuralism, new historicism, reception studies, postcolonialism, feminist/gender theory, narratology, neo-pragmatism, psychoanalysis, book history, and object oriented philosophy. Prerequisite: ENGL 2111 which may be taken concurrently (3-0-3)

ENGL 3215H. Document Design-Honors. Course explores theories of layout and design for print and on-line media. This section is for students participating in the GSw Honors Program. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2200 Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 3220. Adv Composition. A course in advanced composition with emphasis on the various methods of discourse as a basis for individual writing and for the teaching of writing. The course also includes a study of research in the teaching of writing. Recommended for students who are interested in writing and in teaching writing. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2111 Minimum Grade: C

ENGL 3230. Creative Writing. A workshop course in writing and literary criticism. Recommended to students whose test scores and performance indicate above average aptitude in English. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111, which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 3240. Technical Writing. The course focuses on career-oriented writing, with emphasis on the scientific, technological, and managerial areas. The course provides practice in various types of writing--such as reports, proposals, and instructions--that apply to these areas and teaches the special skills needed. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 102 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 1102H Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 3340. The Novel. The history, development, and characteristics of the novel as a literary genre; parallel novels and literary criticism. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 3350. The Short Story. A study of selected short stories with emphasis on development of interpretive and analytical skills of the student. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111 (which may be taken concurrently,  Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 3360. Modern Prose. This course examines modern fiction from the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Novelists and short story writers who best express modern experience are read: Dostoyevsky, Nietzche, Faulkner, Salinger, Bellow, and others are included. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 3370. Modern Poetry. A study of major Modernist poets in the United States, England, and Ireland: Pound, Eliot, Yeats, Auden, Williams, Stevens, and others. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 3410. Southern Literature. A study in depth of the leading figures of the Southern Literary Rennaissance, with special emphasis on the social, political, and economic conditions in the post-bellum South that led to its development. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C

ENGL 3420. African-American Literature. Survey of literature by African-American writers; emphasis on major novelists, on appreciation of the main intellectual and artistic concerns of the African-American culture, and on the role of literature within that culture. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 3430. World Survey Film Narrative. A study of a number of major film directors, the history of film-making and its techniques, and an introduction to film theory. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently)

ENGL 3460. Modern British Literature. Students will complete an in-depth study of Modernism as it emerged from the Victorian Era in Great Britain. The course will cover literature from 1901 to the present, including major authors such as Thomas Hardy, Evelyn Waugh, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf and Angela Carter. Prerequisite: ENGL 2121 or 2122. Co-requisites: ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)

ENGL 3470. Postcolonial World Literature. A survey of world literature focusing on writings of authors from the former colonial regions but also including literature in translation from throughout the world. This course will cover writers from various continents including writers from Africa, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, India and elsewhere. Prerequisite: (ENGL 2112 or ENGL 2121, 2122), which may be taken concurrently. Co-requisites: ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)

ENGL 3510. Modern American Literature. Students will complete an in depth study of Modernism as it pertains to American Literature in the course. The course will cover literature from 1914-1945, including major authors like Robert Frost, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston. Prerequisites: ENGL 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3520. Postmodern Contemporary American Literature. Students will complete an in depth study of Postmodernism as it pertains to American literature in the course. Additionally, the students will study trends in contemporary American literature. The course will cover American literature since 1945, including literature that is representative of the ethnically diverse American landscape of the 20th century. Prerequisites: ENGL 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4025. Composition Studies.  Composition Studies is a course in the theoretical and practical foundations of the teaching and study of writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 3220, which may be taken concurrently (3-0-3).

ENGL 4035. Rhetoric: Hist, Theo, & Ped. A course that surveys histories and theories of rhetoric including rhetoric as a pedagogical tradition. Prerequisite: ENGL 3220, which may be taken concurrently. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4040. Issues in Professional Writing. Course focuses on the ethics of professional and technical writing. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 2200 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 4040H. Issues in Professional Writing.

ENGL 4050. Writing-Civic Engagement. Students practice, study, and produce writing for nonprofits, community organizations, and government agencies in the classroom and in a real world setting. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4115. Medieval English Literature. Focused study in an area of medieval English literature, such as Chaucer, Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, or Arthurian literature. Some of the course reading will be in either Old or Middle English depending upon the specific topic of the course. (3-0-3) Co-requisites: ( ENGL 2121 or 2122, Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 4120. Shakespeare. An in-depth study of both dramatic and non-dramatic works, including comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances. Prerequisite: ENGL 2120 (3-0-3)

ENGL 4130. English Drama to 1642. English Drama to 1642 traces the development of drama from its beginnings in medieval times to the closing of the theaters by the Puritans in 1642. Shakespeare's plays are not included in this course. (3-0-3) Co-requisites: (ENGL 2121 or 2122, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4135. Renaissance English Literature. Focused study in an area of renaissance English literature, such as Spenser, the Sonnet, or Jacobean drama. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2110 Minimum Grade: C ) or ENGL 2110H Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2120 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2120H Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 4140. Restoration-18th Cen Eng Lit. A study of the literature of Dryden, Swift, Addison, Steele, Johnson, Goldsmith and other eighteenth-century writers. Attention is given to the philosophical and literary currents of the period. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 2121 or 2122 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 4140H. Restoration-18th Cen Eng Lit-H.

ENGL 4150. Romantic Movement in England. The works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2121 or 2122 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C

ENGL 4160. Victorian Literature. The works of the major Victorian writers with emphasis on Tennyson and Browning. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2121 or 2122 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4200. Colonial-Federalist Am Lit. The development of American literature from its colonial beginnings through the nascent federal government; emphasis on the main/intellectual currents. (3-0-3). Prerequisites: (ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4210. Romanticism in Amer Literature. The works of Emerson,Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4210H. Romanticism in Amer Lit-Honors.

ENGL 4220. Realism in American Literature. The prose of Twain, Howells, James, Wharton, Crane, Steinbeck, and Hemingway, with special emphasis on the growth of the novel in America, conditions which fostered the growth of realism and its further development into naturalism. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4930. Special Topics in Women's Lit. A seminar on a major author, or authors, movement, or theme in women's literature. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 4940. Special Topics in Lit-Lang. A seminar on a major author(s), or theme in English studies not offered in the present catalogue of courses. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently or see departmental chair) 

ENGL 4965. Senior Capstone Seminar. Senior Capstone Seminar for majors in the final semester of study. Prerequisite: 12 hours of upper level English courses with a C or better; or, approval of department chair. (2-0-2) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, and 3100, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 5010. Intro to Literacy Studies. This course provides first-year graduate students with an overview of significant historical and rhetorical texts which have informed educational standards of literacy and subsequent educational policies and practices since the mid-19th century. (3-0-3)

ENGL 5200. Literature & Critical Literacy. This course provides students with a framework to connect research in literacy studies with literary interpretation and literary history. Special attention paid to scholarly fields in literacy studies with a close relationship to literature such as the history the book, cultural studies, critical literacy, and new literacies. Prerequisite: Graduate Admissions. (3-0-3)

ENGL 5215. Seminar in Adv Composition. Emphasizes the various methods of discourse as a basis for individual writing and for the teaching of writing. The course also includes a study of research in the teaching of writing. Recommended for graduate students who are interested in writing and teaching writing. (3-0-3)

ENGL 5225. Seminar Intro Studies in Comp. A survey of the history and theories of rhetoric, an introduction to research in composition, and a study of approaches to composition with emphasis on writing as process. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6020. Seminar in History of Eng Lang. This seminar is an intensive study of the history of English from its origin as the purely oral language of the Proto-Indo-Europeans to its current status as the lingua franca of much of the so-called first world. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6180. Ad Top in Brit Lit before 1785. An advanced course in a topic in British Literature before 1785 which models research methods and techniques for students in the graduate program. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6190. Ad Top in Brit Lit after 1785. An advanced course in a topic in British Literature after 1785 which models research methods and techniques for students in the graduate program. Prerequisite: Graduate Admissions (3-0-3)

ENGL 6240. Ad Top in Am Lit after 1865. An advanced course in a topic in American Literature after 1865 which models research methods and techniques for students in the graduate program. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6250. Ad Top in Am Lit before 1865. An advanced course in a topic in American Literature before 1865 which models research methods and techniques for students in the graduate program. Prerequisite: Graduate Admission. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6260. Graphic Novel. An Advanced course exploring the history of the graphic novel, as well as relevant theory and pedagogical applications at the graduate level. Prerequisite: Graduate Admission. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6400. Advanced Top in Crit Theory. An advanced course exploring a topic or field in critical, literary, or cultural theory at the graduate level. Prerequisite: Graduate Admission. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6440. Advanced Top in Rhet and Writ. An advanced course exploring a topic or field in rhetoric and/or writing studies at the graduate level. Prerequisite: Graduate admissions (3-0-3)

ENGL 6460. Ad Top in Postcolonialism. An advanced course in a topic in Postcolonial Literature which models research methods and techniques for students in the graduate program. Preequisite: Graduate Admission. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6470. Advanced Topics in Literacy. An advanced course exploring a topic or field in literacy studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: literacy and disability; digital literacy; sex, gender and literacy; race and literacy; literacy and critical pedagogy; composition and literacy studies; and histories of literacy. Prerequisite: Graduate Admission. (3-0-3)

ENGL 7000. Qualitative Research. This course is designed to develop the student as discriminating consumer of research and a knowledgeable practitioner of qualitative research. The student will be introduced to the major genres of research (experimental, ethnographic, descriptive, historical, naturalistic) and the components of a research study. Prerequisite: Graduate admission (3-0-3)

ENGL 7100. Master Thesis / Portfolio Option. This course is an independent research project. A student may choose the Master's Thesis Option in which he or she investigates an area or problem relating to critical literacy, literacy or a related field. A student may choose the Portfolio Option and create a portfolio as the capstone project for their degrees. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all coursework and a passing score on the comprehensive exam. (3-0-3)

 

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