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ENG 104 : First Year Composition Stretch I

Prerequisites: English Placement Test (EPT) scores at or below T146.
Description: Critical thinking skills in reading and writing. Emphasis on academic argumentation, working with and evaluating sources, conducting research and using rhetorical approaches. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 105 : First Year Composition Stretch II

Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 104.
Description: 2nd semester of year-long course. Continue to develop and exercise critical thinking skills in reading and writing. Emphasis on academic argumentation, working with and evaluating sources, conducting research and using rhetorical approaches. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 112 : Reading and Writing Techniques

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Reading and/or writing skills: reading and study skills, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, development of basic writing and composition abilities. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 114 : First Year Composition

Prerequisites: See Written English Requirements in this Bulletin for 114 eligibility.
Description: Critical thinking skills in reading and writing. Emphasis on academic argumentation, working with and evaluating sources, conducting research and using a variety of rhetorical approaches. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 201 : Accelerated Academic English 1- Multilingual

Prerequisites: For multilingual freshmen who score 141 or below on EPT.
Description: English skills and proficiency for university course work: reading comprehension, critical reading, critical thinking, composing skills for academic writing, grammar editing. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 202 : Accelerated Academic English II--Multilingual

Prerequisites: ENG 201.
Description: English reading, writing, and critical thinking. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 204 : Effective Literacy Skills for College--Multilingual

Prerequisites: Must take CMSPT prior to enrolling.
Description: Development of university-level reading, writing, and information literacy skills. May be repeated for a total of six units. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 208 : Grammar for Writing--Multilingual

Prerequisites: Must take CMSPT prior to enrolling.
Description: Grammatical accuracy in written work. Structures typically reviewed and practiced include articles, verb forms and tenses, and sentence structure. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 209 : First Year Composition--Multilingual

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on CMSPT or recommendation from instructor of a previously-completed CMS course.
Description: Practice in writing and critical reading; an introduction to expository/argumentative writing and the composing process. Fulfills first year written English requirement. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 210 : Oral Communication - Multilingual

Prerequisites: None
Description: Development of skills in listening, speech delivery, and preparation and presentation of informative and persuasive speeches. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
General Education:
  • Segment I Area - Oral Communication (OC)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 212 : Advanced Grammar for Writing--Multilingual

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on CMSPT or recommendation from an instructor of a previously-completed CMS course.
Description: Grammatical accuracy and variety at the sentence and discourse levels. Readings, grammatical analysis, and compositions with emphasis on editing. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 214 : Second Year Written Composition - English

Prerequisites: First-Year Composition with grade of CR or C- or better or equivalent.
Description: Expository-argumentative composition and critical reading skills through the study of literature; special attention to logic, style, and rhetoric. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
General Education:
  • Segment I Area - Written Communication (WC)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 215 : Second Year Composition--Multilingual

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on CMSPT and grade of CR or C- or above in ENG 114 or equivalent or grade of CR or C- or above in ENG 209.
Description: Expository argumentative composition and critical reading of nonfiction: supporting arguments with outside sources, developing revising strategies and research skills. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
General Education:
Units: 3

ENG 230 : Literature and Film

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: The intersections of literature and film and textual forms. Focus on literary adaptation, narrative kinds, and close reading of all texts.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 231 : Shakespeare on Film

Prerequisites: English 114 or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of selected Shakespearean plays as well as significant film and video adaptations. Extensive work with Shakespeare's language in both comedies and tragedies. Detailed analysis of cinematic conventions and innovations in the best of Shakespeare on film.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 240 : Heroes and Antiheroes in Literature

Prerequisites: English 114 or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of archetypes of heroes and antiheroes in English language literature. Detailed analysis of identity, power, hierarchy, and privilege in complex literature, primarily from the 16th-20th centuries.
Units: 3

ENG 250 : The Study of Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or consent of instructor.
Description: Methods and principles for close reading literature in major genres, especially fiction, drama, and poetry. Examination and analysis of a wide variety of literary styles in works from a diverse range of both major and lesser-known writers. [Formerly ENG 150]
Units: 3

ENG 251 : The Lyric Poem in English

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of a wide range of forms, styles, themes, and modes available in short lyric poetry. Detailed analysis of both form and content in the work of a variety of major and lesser-known poets.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 252 : The Novel in English

Prerequisites: First-year composition or consent of instructor.
Description: Major English and American novelists and variations in the genre between Defoe and the present. [Formerly ENG 152]
Units: 3

ENG 253 : Drama in English

Prerequisites: First-year composition or consent of instructor.
Description: The nature of dramatic literature in the English language. The changing conditions of form and subject matter in the development of dramatic literature from earliest examples to the modern. [Formerly ENG 153]
Units: 3

ENG 254 : Masterworks of Literature in English

Prerequisites: First-year composition or consent of instructor.
Description: Critical appreciation of literary masterworks in English by representative authors selected from the vast array of literature in the English language. [Formerly ENG 154]
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3

ENG 255 : Contemporary Literature

Prerequisites: First-year composition or consent of instructor.
Description: Selected poetry, fiction, and drama of the late 19th century to the present. [Formerly ENG 155]
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 258 : American Literature

Prerequisites: First-year composition or consent of instructor.
Description: Selected masterpieces of American literature. [Formerly ENG 158]
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 259 : Introduction to Shakespeare

Prerequisites: First-year composition or consent of instructor.
Description: For potential English majors unaquainted with Shakespeare's work, and non-majors not yet conscious of themselves as heirs of Shakespeare's language and culture, and beneficiaries of his dramatic gifts. [Formerly ENG 159]
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 260 : Introduction to Science Fiction

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Surveys the development of science fiction narratives in English through exploring four classic conventions of the genre: encounters with aliens, the possibilities of machine intelligence, utopias/dystopias, and post-apocalyptic scenarios.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 261 : The Vampire Tradition

Prerequisites: First-year composition or consent of instructor.
Description: The vampire in literature and film as a rich, complex icon that exaggerates culture anxieties about otherness, morality, and identity, and reveals changing social attitude about race, class, gender, and sexuality. [Formerly ENG 160]
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 270 : Reading Videogames

Prerequisites: English 114 or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of videogames as texts whose meaning is produced through the complex interplay of narrative, rules, and cultural context. Focus on reading and writing about videogames using critical perspectives and methods of literary analysis.
Units: 3

ENG 280 : Street Drama

Prerequisites: First-year composition or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the drama performed in the street from the middle ages to present with focus on performances in Britain and the U.S.
Units: 3

ENG 380 : British and American Travellers to Greece

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with MGS 380. For course description, see MGS 380. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 394 : Fieldwork Portfolio

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent. Must be taken concurrently with ENG 695.
Description: Portfolio writing and community fieldwork. Students participating in community agencies develop a portrait-learning portfolio based upon fieldwork. May be repeated for a total of 3 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1

ENG 395 : Tutoring Portfolio

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent. Must be taken concurrently with ENG 695.
Description: Students tutoring on a one-to-one basis develop a portfolio based upon fieldwork experience. May be repeated for a total of 3 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1

ENG 397 : The Journal

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Practice in using the journal to define, analyze, and comment upon combinations of work and personal experience. Enrollment by interview only. May be repeated. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1

ENG 398 : Greek American Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with MGS 397. For course description, see MGS 397. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 410 : Elements of Writing-Multilingual

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on CMSPT and completion of ENG 214 or equivalent or ENG 310.
Description: Review and practice of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for academic and professional writing including source-based essays, library and internet research, and the interpretation of literature. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 411 : Literature and Composition - Multilingual

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on the SFSU CMSPT and completion of ENG 214 or equivalent or ENG 310.
Description: Advanced composition based on critical reading of literature. (ABC/NC grading, CR/NC allowed.)
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 412 : Grammar/editing Workshop - Multilingual

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SFSU CMSPT, recommendation from CMS coordinator or instructor of a previously completed CMS course. Must be taken concurrently with ENG 310 or ENG 410 or ENG 411.
Description: Revision, editing, and proofreading strategies for upper-division academic writing. Emphasis on error identification and individualized editing plans. May be repeated for a total of 2 units. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1

ENG 414 : Elements of Writing

Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Description: Undergraduate students must have taken JEPET before enrolling in this course. Extensive practice in expository writing; satisfies upper division written English, not General Education or major field requirements. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 415 : Grammar and Editing - Multilingual

Prerequisites: English 214 or equivalent.
Description: Development and practice in revising, editing, and citation strategies for multilingual students in any major. Individualized editing plans focusing on grammatical accuracy, stylistic appropriateness, sentence complexity, and features relevant to major courses with an emphasis on writing.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 417 : Academic Literacy and the Urban Adolescent

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; English majors.
Description: Service Learning, focusing on the acquisition of academic literacy by urban teens; requires 25 hours volunteering in middle or high school classrooms. Partly satisfies Early Field Experience requirement for Single Subject Credential Program. [CSL is available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 418 : Grammar for Writers

Prerequisites: First year composition or equivalent.
Description: Focus on students' proofreading, editing, and revising their writing for academic courses. Analyze samples of writing in their disciplines to define and develop effective sentences and paragraphs. Open to all majors.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 419 : Advanced Composition for Teachers

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; English majors.
Description: The composing process: purpose, audience, types of discourse, rhetorical strategies, syntactic structures, response groups. Partly satisfies Early Field Experience requirement for Single Subject Credential. Service Learning requires 20 hours tutoring in secondary Language Arts classes. [CSL is available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 420 : Introduction to the Study of Language

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Linguistic investigation of sounds, words, sentences, conversations. Relationships between language, culture, dialects, mind, animal communication examined. Recommended as first language structure course.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Communication
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 421 : The Structure of English

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or ENG 420. Priority to English majors, minors, and MA TESOL and Linguistics students.
Description: Generative-transformational theory of grammar as compared to traditional school grammars and structural grammars. Background for teaching English language and literature to native or non-native speakers.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 422 : History of the English Language

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or ENG 420.
Description: The background, sources, and development of English; examinations of writing of historical periods of the language.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 424 : Phonology and Morphology

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or ENG 420. Priority to ENG majors, minors, MA Linguistic & TESOL students.
Description: Theories and techniques of phonological and morphological analysis using data from English and other languages.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 425 : Language in Context

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or ENG 420. Priority to English majors, minors, and MA Linguistics and TESOL students.
Description: Introduction to language variation relating to age, ethnicity, gender, region, class, occupation; language and culture; multilingualism. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 426 : Second Language Acquisition

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; concurrent enrollment in a foreign language required.
Description: Survey of research and issues in second language acquisition. Required for entrance into M.A. TESOL program. Recommended for ESL/EFL and foreign language teachers and credential candidates.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 429 : Stylistics

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Analysis of syntax, diction, and other devices that contribute to what we call literary "style" in a variety of 19th and 20th century works of fiction and non-fiction.
Units: 3

ENG 432 : Seminar in Immigrant Literacies and Community-Based Projects

Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR), ENG 425 and ENG 426, or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of language and literacies in everyday contexts in which immigrants participate (e.g. health, work). Paired with ENG 832. Students who complete ENG 432 may not take ENG 832 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 451 : Jewish Literature of the Americas

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with JS/CWL 451. For course description, see JS 451. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Jewish Experience
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 452 : Forster, Durrell, and Cavafy

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent
Description: Cross listed with MGS 452/CWL 452. For course description, see MGS 452. May not be repeated under alternate prefixes.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 460 : Literature in English I: Beginnings through the 17th Century

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to the history and aesthetics of influential Old English, Middle English, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts written in England and America.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 461 : Literature in English II: 18th and 19th Centuries

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to the history and aesthetics of influential eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts written in England and America.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 462 : Literature in English III: The Twentieth Century

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of key texts, debates, and literary historical landmarks in the study of twentieth-century literature in English.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 465 : Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of how post-apocalyptic narratives in mid to late 20th century science fiction reflect cultural anxieties, explore ethical dilemmas, and propose a variety of dystopian and utopian solutions to the threat of rapid social, political, and environmental change.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 475 : Fundamentals of Literary Analysis

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Training in close reading and the conventions of literary analysis. Investigates multiple genres and teaches students to interpret works through literary elements. Particularly suitable for prospective teachers and Liberal Studies majors.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 480 GW : Junior Seminar - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C or better. English major (who must complete ENG 480 before the end of the junior year) and minor.
Description: Practical criticism; techniques in the art of reading literature and writing about it in a series of short papers. Majors must complete this course before the end of the junior year. ABC/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 501 : Age of Chaucer

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Fourteenth century English literature. Major writers of the period.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 503 : Medieval Rebel Writing

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Examines writing surrounding peasant challenge to feudal hierarchy in the revolt of 1381, writing of the proto-protestant Lollard challenge to the authority of the Church, and writings by and about women.
Units: 3

ENG 510 : The Age of Wit

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Swift, Pope, Addison, and the circle of London wits and satirists of the early 18th century; the radical change in literary forms and ideas and their relationship to changes in society.
Units: 3

ENG 512 : 18th Century British Women Writers

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing by a variety of authors from a key period in British women's writing. Exploration of literary, political, and economic context of this creative flowering, as well as the forces that hampered it.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 514 : Age of the Romantics

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Poetry and prose of Blake, Coleridge, Byron, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 521 : Studies in 20th Century English Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

ENG 521 : Contemporary British Fiction

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Three major trends in contemporary British fiction and the intersections among them: the "neo-realist," the "postmodernist," and the "post-colonial." Reading of recent novels by Angela Carter, Julian Barnes, Salman Rushdie, Graham Swift, Helen Dunmore, and others, along with some theoretical texts on each of these trends.
Units: 3

ENG 521 : Espionage Fiction

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: The study of peculiarly English fictional form of espionage fiction from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to themes of treachery and conspiracy in several contemporary works. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

ENG 522 : Irish Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Major writers who emerged in Ireland at the turn of the 20th century: Lady Gregory, Yeats, Synge, and Joyce. The Irish literary revival in the context of social, political, and literary history.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 524 : Contemporary American Short Story

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of American short story writers since 1945, with selections by such authors as Shirley Jackson, Grace Paley, Flannery O'Connor, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, John Cheever, Ann Beattie, Tobias Wolff, Raymond Carver, Sandra Cisneros, Sherman Alexis, et al.
Units: 3

ENG 525 : Studies in American Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

ENG 525 : American Women Modernist Poets

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of American women poets during the modernist era. Speculation on what it meant to be a woman, a modernist, and a poet during that period.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 525 : Bob Dylan

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Trends and conflicts of contemporary culture (war, poverty, race, social change) examined through the literary work of Bob Dylan (songs, texts, poems, films, memoir).
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 526 : Age of the American Renaissance: 1830-1860

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Achievement of a national literature in the works of such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Frederick Douglass, with reading of earlier authors.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - American Culture and Society
  • Segment III Cluster - America in the Nineteenth Century
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 527 : American Literature: 1860-1914

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Major American writing from romanticism to realism and naturalism: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, Henry Adams, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Edith Wharton, and Theodore Dreiser.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - American Culture and Society
  • Segment III Cluster - America in the Nineteenth Century
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 528 : American Literature: 1914-1960

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Stories, drama, and criticism by such authors as Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Wallace Stevens, Robert Lowell, and Sylvia Plath.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 533 : Holocaust and Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214.
Description: Cross listed with JS/CWL 437. For course description, see JS 437. (May not be repeated under an alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Jewish Experience
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 535 : Literature and Ecology

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: An appraisal of literary works in light of their representation of nature and their ecological wisdom. Examples of post-romantic American literature of nature. The theory and practice of ecocriticism.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 546 : 20th Century American Jewish Women Writers

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration through novels, short fiction, and memoir the connections American women forge and the tensions they experience via encounters with self, family, Judaism, American society, and world history. (Cross listed with JS/WGS 546. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Jewish Experience
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 550 : The Rise of the Novel

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Emergence of the English novel in the work of such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett; the relationship of the new genre to changes in social and philosophical experience.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 552 : Modern British Novel

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Developments in the novel from George Meredith to the present: Conrad, Hardy, Forster, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, Waugh, and Amis.
Units: 3

ENG 553 : Classic American Novel

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Major novelists from Brown and Cooper through Twain, Howells, James, Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Dreiser--including Chopin, Davis, local colorists, Johnson, and Douglas.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 554 : Modern American Novel

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Major novelists from Dreiser through Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner to the present.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 555 : The Short Story

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Short story as a distinctive literary phenomenon. Historical consideration; critical analysis of representative modern stories.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 558 : Early Twentieth Century Poetry in the United States

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of modernism during the first half of the 20th century; the tension between the poets' experimentalism and their relation to tradition.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 559 : Middle and Late Twentieth Century Poetry in the United States

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of poetry during the second half of the 20th century; poets' reactions against and development of modernist themes and techniques.
Units: 3

ENG 565 : The Short Story: Global Literature in English

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: The short story as a distinctive literary phenomenon of global literature in English, examined in relation to cultural perspectives and literary-historical traditions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 570 : Medieval and Renaissance Drama

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of dramatic literature in England from the emergence of the mystery and morality plays through the reign of Elizabeth.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 571 : Shakespeare's Rivals

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Close study of the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries and immediate successors. Class will combine modes of literary analysis with theatrically-informed approaches.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 573 : American Drama

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: American drama from the beginnings to the present time.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 574 : Modern British Drama

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
Description: Representative realistic and non-realistic English drama from Shaw to the present time.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 580 : Individual Authors

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in the Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Units: 3-5

ENG 580 : Blake and Wordsworth

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Poetry and prose of William Blake and William Wordsworth. Fulfills pre-1800's requirement for literature major.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : Carver and Pinter

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: The earlier plays of Harold Pinter and an assortment of stories and poems by Raymond Carver--highlighting the contribution and impact of each writer as well as the importance of each one's career and the parallels in sensibility.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 580 : Edith Wharton

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Reading and critical response to the major fiction of Edith Wharton as realist and modernist, as feminist, and as 19th and 20th century novelist.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : Emily Dickinson

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: An introduction to the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : Faulkner and Wright

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or consent of instructor.
Description: How William Faulkner and Richard Wright framed issues of race, class, gender, and social justice.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 580 : George Eliot

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: A study of selected novels and other writings by 19th century English novelist George Eliot.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 580 : Hurston and Hughes

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, modern African American writers, are considered in light of major socio-political, historical, and literary movements of the 20th century, including the Harlem renaissance, feminism, black power, Marxism, and modernism.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : James Baldwin and Langston Hughes: Kings of the Blues

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: In varied literary forms, Baldwin and Hughes reveal their allegiances to African American culture, to working-class life as a fit subject for literature, to literary modernism, and to the struggle for social justice.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : Jane Austen

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Lecture/discussion course on the complete works of Jane Austen.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 580 : Mark Twain

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: A study of major and minor works of Mark Twain, of Twain's works in relation to their historical contexts, and of the influence of Mark Twain on American culture.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : Melville

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Close readings of Melville's fiction and poetry across the range of his entire career.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 580 : The Gawain Poet

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Exploration of the 14th century alliterative poetic tradition by focusing on the works of the Gawain poet--Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience, Cleannesses well as Saint Erkenwald. Emphasis on cultural and historical contexts of these works as well.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 580 : Virginia Woolf

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Intensive study of the novels and non-fictional prose of Virginia Woolf.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : William Blake

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: A study of the writings of William Blake.
Units: 3

ENG 580 : Williams, Stevens, H. Crane

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Close reading of selected long poems of Williams, Stevens, and Crane, each of whom answers the dilemmas of modernism differently.
Units: 3

ENG 583 : Shakespeare: Representative Plays

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Shakespeare and his age; his development as a dramatist and his literary, intellectual, and social milieu. Reading of representative comedies, histories, and tragedies as well as some non-dramatic poetry.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 584 : Shakespeare-Selected Plays

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of a few plays in relation to the textual problems, dramatic technique, and problems of interpretation. Analysis of language, imagery, and structure.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 589 : Milton

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: In-depth study of Milton's prose and poetry; examination of technique, language, imagery, and interpretation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 600 : Theory of Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Analysis of literature as symbolic action; the recurring motives and concepts which figure in formal appeals; the relationship between literature and rhetoric; the tactics and grounds of persuasion in literature.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 601 : Literature and Psychology

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Selected fiction and drama which reflect the artist's perception of human motivation and behavior. Application of theories of personality to the writer's art.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 602 : Literature and Society

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Selected novels and drama which primarily reflect the social scene. Cultural changes as they affect the writer, his delineation of character and his perspective on society.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 3

ENG 611 : Modern Criticism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of critical approaches including the formalist and the psychoanalytic. Application of one or more critical methods to works of imaginative literature.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 612 : Serial Narrative

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Serial narrative from its eighteenth-century roots to today, considering the novel, cinema, and television.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 614 : Women in Literature: Authors and Characters

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated once when topics vary.
Units: 3

ENG 614 : Women Writers and Social Change

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Examines the relationship between women's literature and women's participation, as activists and theorists, in movements in the U.S. for progressive social change. (Also listed as WOMS 541.)
Units: 3

ENG 614 : Women in Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Women writers, female characters, or any focus on the part played by women in imaginative literature.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 615 : Imagery, Metaphor, and Symbol

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Relationship between symbolic process and organic form in literature. Symbolism as meta-language. Controlled patterning, tonal modulation, shadow structure, and mythic resonance.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Cross-Cultural Studies in Language and Art
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 630 : Selected Studies

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3-5

ENG 630 : American Poetic Tradition: Whitman to Frost

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Concentration on poetic aspects viewed as constituting the elements of an American poetic tradition. From Walt Whitman to Robert Frost this tradition is recognized as one of formal and thematic diversity within a recognizable framework of poetic devices.
Units: 3

ENG 630 : Bible as Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: The Bible, the most powerful and influential collection of writings in Western history, is narrative, poetry, chronicle, prophecy, and visions--genres exploring the relationship between God and humanity.
Units: 3

ENG 630 : Detective Fiction

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Detective fiction from Poe's time to the present; selected critical texts that deal with various aspects of the genre.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 630 : Expatriate Literature of Paris in the 20's

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Extensive reading from a list of novels, memoirs, and reminiscences by leading expatriate writers in Paris in the 20's. Introduction of films, recordings, and other materials as they are relevant.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 630 : Expatriate Writers in Paris - 30s & 40s

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Investigation of Anglo-American writers in Paris in the 1930s and `40s and beyond, with attention to cosmopolitan modernism and debates over aesthetics and politics. Writers include: Henry Miller, Orwell, Beckett, Janet Flanner, and Gertrude Stein.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 630 : Literature and the Body

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or consent of instructor.
Description: How British and North American culture have represented the construction of bodies-thinking about, creating, or modifying the body: sex, gender, sexuality, self-referential literary representations of textual bodies, plus some film and theory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 630 : Literature of Labor

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Work as a significant theme in British and American literature from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Comparative, cultural, historical approach.
Units: 3

ENG 630 : Nabokov and Hitchcock

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of selected literary-cultural masterpieces of Vladimir Nabokov and Alfred Hitchcock, with a focus on the literary-cultural representation of themes of exile and estrangement in modernist and postmodernist art.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 630 : New World Encounters in English Renaissance Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Literary, cultural, and political significance of 16th and 17th century English literary works in which New World exploration and colonization figure prominently.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 630 : Shakespeare History Plays and the War of the Roses

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: A study of eight of Shakespeare's history plays--Richard II, Henry IV (I & II), Henry V, Henry VI (I, II, & III), and Richard III--with special attention to the discrepancy between historical fact and Shakespeare's dramas and the reasons, political and aesthetic, for that discrepancy.
Units: 3

ENG 630 : The Bible and the English/American Literary Tradition

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of the origins, forms, and achievement of biblical literature both as contemporary secular scholarship sees them and as they were understood by and influenced the literary traditions of England and America.
Units: 3

ENG 631 : Post-Colonial Literature in English

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Contemporary literature in English by writers from former Third World colonies.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Segment III Cluster - Cross-Cultural Studies in Language and Art
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 632 : The Literature of Exile and Migration

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Investigation of literary texts that narrate experience of exile, migration, and immigration, and consideration of theoretical contexts about diaspora, exile, and transnational movement.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 633 : Gay Love in Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Themes of gay love in fiction, poetry, and biography, beginning with Ancient Greece and extending to the present. This course is offered as ENG 633 and SXS 633. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 636 : Greek and Roman Myth and Modern Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Contemporary writers of fiction, poetry, and drama who use subjects and themes from classical Greek and Roman mythology.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Folklore
Units: 3

ENG 637 : Experimental Novel: 1950-1980

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Survey of experimental novels from North and South America merging between 1950-1980, and changing how we view extended narratives. This course is offered as ENG 637 and ETHS 637. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 653 : TESOL: Pedagogical Grammar

Prerequisites: ENG 421 and upper division status. Priority to MA Linguistics and TESOL student, English major and minor.
Description: English grammar for prospective or practicing teachers of English to speakers of other languages.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 655 : Literature and the Adolescent Reader

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Analysis and evaluation of literature about and for adolescents. Teaching approach based on reader response theory. Required for students completing the Single Subject Waiver in English.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 657 : Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence

Prerequisites: ENG 480GW or graduate status in English.
Description: Study of writing processes; sources of sentence-level writing problems. May be repeated once; units completed are granted only once.
Units: 3

ENG 658 : South African Literature

Prerequisites: Eng 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Investigation of the rich traditions of literature in English from South Africa since 1948. Multiple genres with various historical, theoretical and aesthetic contexts.
Units: 3

ENG 670 : Graduate Writing for TESOL and Linguistics

Prerequisites: Graduate status, or application in progress, in English (TESOL or Linguistics); qualifying score on the CMSPT or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of writing skills for graduate work in TESOL and linguistics, focusing on the kinds of writing needed in these disciplines. May not be used for master's degree ATC requirements.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 688 : Assessment in English Language Arts

Prerequisites: Senior standing and interview with English Single Subject Credential adviser.
Description: Creation of an English Education e-Portfolio to demonstrate mastery of subject matter competency in English.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar

Prerequisites: successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Intensive study of a literary topic culminating in a research paper. May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3-4

ENG 690 : Animal Studies and Literature

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor; priority given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Familiar with and research extensively the interdisciplinary field of "animal studies" with an emphasis on literary history and representation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 690 : Emily Dickinson: Serial Poet

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Through reading Emily Dickinson's "fascicles"--booklets of poems that she stitched together from 1858-1864-the course will explore strategies for analyzing poems in series and research approaches to understanding Dickinson's radical experimentation with poetic form.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 690 : Radical Literature

Prerequisites: Senior; major/minor; successful completion of ENG 480 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor; priority given to ENG literature and ENG education majors in their senior year.
Description: Radical American literature primarily between 1840 and 1960 in its social, historical, and cultural contexts. Readings include utopian novels, verse, magazines, manifestos, social realism, autobiographies, drama and agitprop theatre, along with selections in criticism, philosophy, and theory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: American Life Writing

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Reading list includes autobiographies by Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Jacobs, and N. Scott Momaday and theoretical articles on life-writing.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Aphra Behn

Prerequisites: upper division standing, ENG 480, priority given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year, or consent of instructor.
Description: An in-depth look at the life, work, and complicated politics of Aphra Behn, whose ideas resonate with our own cultural and historical moment.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Bellow, Malamud, and the Roths

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Short stories and novels by four American writers: Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Henry Roth.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Caribbean Poetry in English

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Study of the many different styles of primarily twentieth century anglophone Caribbean poetry.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Charles Dickens

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: A study of the life, times, and novelistic art of Charles Dickens.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Lecture and discussion on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: D. Lessing and J. Didion

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Critical examination of the works of two authors whose writings contrast profoundly in subject, style, theme, and overall philosophy.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Devils and Angels

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Examination of complex works like Paradise Lost and Dr. Faustus.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: American ambition and dreams: the study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels and stories from WWI to his death in 1940.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: H. D. and Marianne Moore

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Major writings of the American modernist poets, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) and Marianne Moore, focusing on their achievement of distinct poetic voice.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Hawthorne

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Study of Hawthorne's work in contexts of philosophical trends, cultural and literary history.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Henry James' Formal World

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Discussion of the evolution of the novel form and concentration on James' monumental contributions as both artist and critic.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Imagining World War I

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Through literary texts, historical archives, popular representations, and films, students will study perceptions and representations of World War I in England and the U.S.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: James Joyce

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: An intensive study of James Joyce's major works (with the exclusion of Finnegan's Wake).
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Major Lyric Poets and Forms

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Major lyric forms of the 16th through the 20th centuries with extended analysis of the masterful lyric verse of John Donne, John Keats, and Seamus Heaney.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Moore and Bishop

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Through analyzing poetry and prose by Moore and Bishop, students will learn about modernism, post-modernism, feminist approaches to literature, and the dynamics of literary influence.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Noir Culture

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Noir culture as a distinctive literary phenomenon, examined in relation to cultural perspectives and literary-historical traditions.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Religion in British Poetry Since 1800

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Research into British poetry since 1800, with a focus on religious change and the idea of God.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Spenser

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Focus on Edmund Spenser's major poetry and prose.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Steinbeck

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Study of the themes and techniques of Steinbeck's novels and assessment of his place in the history of the American novel.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: T. S. Eliot

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Study in depth of the career of T. S. Eliot as poet, playwright, and critic.
Units: 3

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: Teaching Shakespeare

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG 480GW with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; priority enrollment given to English literature and English education majors in their senior year.
Description: Shakespeare's role in the modern American classroom, and methods to help contemporary students understand his work.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ENG 690 : Senior Seminar: The Bard in Bollywood