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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

ENGL-ENGLISH

Credit for ENGL 111G is a prerequisite for every English course numbered 200 or above.

ENGL 111G. Rhetoric and Composition - 4 cr.
Skills and methods used in writing university-level essays. Prerequisite(s): ACT standard score in English of 16 or higher or a Compass score 76 or higher; for those scoring 13-15 in English on the ACT or 35-75 on the Compass, successful completion of a developmental writing course; for those scoring 12 or below on the ACT standard score in English or 34 or below on the Compass, successful completion of two developmental writing courses.
ENGL 111GH. Rhetoric and Composition Honors - 4 cr.
Individualized assignments and independent study. Prerequisite: ACT standard English score of 25 or higher and departmental approval. Satisfies 4 credits of General Education English Composition requirement.
ENGL 112. Rhetoric and Composition II - 2 cr.
A continuation of English 111G for those desiring more work in composition. Weekly themes based on outside reading. Prerequisite: successful completion of ENGL 111G or the equivalent.
ENGL 115G. Perspectives on Literature - 3 cr.
Examines literature by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds and from different cultural and historical contexts. Explores various strategies of critical reading.
ENGL 116G. Perspectives on Film - 3 cr. (3+3P)
Explores narrative and documentary film and examines significant developments in the history of cinema. Criticism of film as an art form, technical enterprise, business venture, and cultural phenomenon.
ENGL 175. Media Culture: History of Film and Media - 3 cr.
Explores the history of cinema from the earliest 19th century developments to the present digital video revolution offering a broader base of understanding of the tools and methodologies used in the craft.
ENGL 200. Independent Study - 1-3 cr.
Individual work in literature; open to freshmen excused from freshman composition and others. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable for unlimited credit under different subtitles.
ENGL 203G. Business and Professional Communication - 3 cr.
Effective writing for courses and careers in business, law, government, and other professions. Strategies for researching and writing correspondence and reports, with an emphasis on understanding and responding to a variety of communication tasks with a strong purpose, clear organization, and vigorous professional style.
ENGL 211G. Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences - 3 cr.
Theory and practice in interpreting texts from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Strategies for researching, evaluating, constructing, and writing researched arguments. Course subtitled in the Schedule of Classes.
ENGL 218G. Technical and Scientific Communication - 3 cr.
Effective writing for courses and careers in sciences, engineering, and agriculture. Strategies for understanding and presenting technical information for various purposes to various audiences.
ENGL 220G. Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 cr.
Examines classic and contemporary literature in three genres. Various forms, terminologies, methods and technical aspects of each genre, and the art and processes of creative writing.
ENGL 232. Script Development and Storyboarding - 3 cr.
Examines effective writing principles for creating storyboards that communicate the overall picture of a project, timing, scene complexity, emotion and resource requirements. Crosslisted with: CMI 232.
ENGL 235. Narrative: Principles of Story Across the Media - 3 cr.
Examines the various strategies of written and visual storytelling, narrative structure and its principal components (plot, theme, character, imagery, symbolism, point of view) with an attempt to connect them to elements of contemporary forms of media expression, including screenwriting, playwriting, writing for documentaries and animation, etc. Crosslisted with: CMI 235
ENGL 240. Introduction to Literature - 3 cr.
Intended primarily for non-English majors, course will introduce poetry, fiction, and drama from a variety of periods. There will be some introduction of critical terminology and some attention to writing about literary works of art.
ENGL 243. The Bible as Literature - 3 cr.
Develops informed readings of Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Emphasizes understanding Biblical literary forms, techniques, themes; historical, cultural contexts for interpretation; authorship, composition, audience for individual books; development of Biblical canon.
ENGL 244G. Literature and Culture - 3 cr.
Intensive reading of and discussion and writing about selected masterpieces of world literature. Emphasizes cultural and historical contexts of readings to help students appreciate literary traditions. Core texts include works by Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare, a classic novel, an important non-Western work, and modern literature.
ENGL 251. Survey of American Literature I - 3 cr.
From the colonial period to the transcendentalists.
ENGL 252. Survey of American Literature II - 3 cr.
From Whitman to the present.
ENGL 261. Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Beginnings to the Renaissance - 3 cr.
Great Western European literature from its beginning in the epic and other oral forms to some of the major Renaissance works that form the foundations of much of our modern literary culture.
ENGL 262. Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times - 3 cr.
Modern Western European literary classics, from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, with attention to the rise of the novel and other modern forms.
ENGL 263. History of Argument - 3 cr.
Investigates the major figures and movements in rhetoric from the classical period to modern rhetorical theory, examining relations between rhetorical teaching and practice, culture, epistemology, and ideology. Main campus only.
ENGL 271. Survey of English Literature I - 3 cr.
From Beowulf through the eighteenth century.
ENGL 272. Survey of English Literature II - 3 cr.
From the pre-Romantics to the present.
ENGL 299. Special Topics - 1-3 cr.
Emphasis on a literary and/or writing subject chosen for the semester. Repeatable for a unlimited credit under different subtitles.
ENGL 301. Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture - 3 cr.
Introduction to rhetorical criticism with an emphasis on understanding the theoretical and cultural underpinnings for the rhetorical analyses of texts.
ENGL 302. Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture - 3 cr.
Introduction to literary criticism, from its classical beginnings through contemporary critical approaches.
ENGL 303. Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture - 3 cr.
Surveys classical and contemporary film theory. Explores the relationship of theory to textual analysis and filmmaking practices. Includes auteurism semiotics, psychoanalysis, and other theories, as well as theories of other media.
ENGL 304. Creative Writing: Prose - 3 cr.
Imaginative writing, chiefly prose narrative. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.
ENGL 305. Creative Writing: Reading Series - 1 cr.
A one credit class based on the English Department's literary reading series. The class meets online and at the literary readings.
ENGL 306. Creative Writing: Poetry - 3 cr.
Introduction to the writing of poetry. Repeatable for a total of 9 credits.
ENGL 307. Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction - 3 cr.
Introduction to creative nonfiction. Skills emphasized will include the personal voice, powers of observation and reflection, advocacy, argument, and a creative, powerful use of language. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.
ENGL 308. Creative Writing: Playwriting - 3 cr.
Technique of one-act playwriting, and analysis of dramatic structure. Crosslisted with: THTR 308
ENGL 309. Screenwriting I - 3 cr.
Writing intensive. Students learn the craft of screenwriting, honing skills in writing dialogue and visual narrative, crafting dynamic characters and dramatic action. Original student scripts will be performed and discussed in class. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 235 or CMI 235. Crosslisted with: CMI 309 and THTR 306
ENGL 310. Critical Writing - 3 cr.
A course in critical reading, writing, and research designed to prepare English majors for upper-division courses.
ENGL 311G. Advanced Composition - 3 cr.
Writing of nonfiction prose. Reviews principles of expository and descriptive writing. Emphasizes the argument/persuasion essay with detailed discussion of semantic and rhetorical techniques. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing, or consent of instructor.
ENGL 315. Writing for the Web - 3 cr.
Introduction to writing for the World Wide Web through practical application and analysis on both theory and research. Allows hands-on learning in a computer classroom.
ENGL 318G. Advanced Technical and Professional Communication - 3 cr.
Theory and practice of writing in technical and professional fields, individualized to each student s field. Emphasizes efficient writing processes and effective written products. Prerequisite: junior or above standing, or consent of instructor.
ENGL 319. Introduction to Scientific Research and Writing - 3 cr.
Introduces students to research methods and writing in the sciences. Course offered as part of the federally-funded Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate program. Prerequisite: McNair Scholar. Main campus only.
ENGL 321V. Modern European Drama - 3 cr.
Masterworks of European drama from the late 18th century to present. Crosslisted with: THTR 321V
ENGL 323. American Drama - 3 cr.
Masterworks of American drama by noted American playwrights. Crosslisted with: THTR 323
ENGL 325V. Contemporary International Literature - 3 cr.
Introduction to contemporary literature through intensive study of works from a range of cultures around the world.
ENGL 326. Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media - 3 cr.
Considers complex relationships between representation and culture including how images and language shape racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and class identities. Examines theories from several disciplines. Includes lecture, discussion and production exercises.
ENGL 327V. Shakespeare around the Globe - 3 cr.
Introduction to multicultural issues in Shakespeare's plays and to adaptations of Shakespeare's plays in other cultures.
ENGL 328V. Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy - 3 cr.
Survey and critical examination of the development of science fiction and fantasy as literature genres through selected authors and texts.
ENGL 329. Studies in Drama - 3 cr.
Emphasis on a group of related works of European or American drama; topics will vary. Crosslisted with: THTR 329 and CMI 329
ENGL 330. Studies in Poetry - 3 cr.
Emphasis on a related group of poems or on the work of one or more poets; topics will vary.
ENGL 335V. Studies in the Novel - 3 cr.
Intensive reading of, discussion of, and writing about selected major novels from around the world. Emphasizes the history of the novel and its role in culture.
ENGL 336. Studies in Film - 3 cr. (3+3P)
Explores the conventions of cinematic representation; the strategies involved in writing about and reading film; and/or the adaptation of literary texts to film. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 339V. Chicano Literature - 3 cr.
Introduction to Chicano novels, short stories and selected creative nonfiction.
ENGL 340. Studies in American Literatures - 3 cr.
Emphasis on a distinctive body of literature representative of a particular group such as Black literature, Native American literature, European immigrant literature, Jewish literature, Chicano literature.
ENGL 341V. American Indian Literature - 3 cr.
Forms and themes of Native American oral literary traditions; Native American writing in English, especially novels, short fiction, and poetry.
ENGL 342. Studies in British Literature - 3 cr.
Selected topics in British literature including groups of writers, genre, or a theme.
ENGL 349. The Short Story - 3 cr.
Development of the short story as a distinct form. Readings and critical analysis of representative nineteenth and twentieth century pieces.
ENGL 354. Form and Technique in Fiction - 3 cr.
Literature course designed for fiction writers, especially those English majors in the Creative Writing emphasis. The course combines the study of published fiction with the study of craft. Some of the assignments will require the student to write original fiction based on exercises provided by the instructor. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.
ENGL 356. Form and Technique in Poetry - 3 cr.
Literature course designed for poets, especially those English majors in the Creative Writing emphasis. The course combines the study of published poetry with the study of craft. Some of the assignments will require the student to write original poems based on exercises provided by the instructor. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.
ENGL 358. Form and Technique in Playwriting - 3 cr.
Literature course designed for playwrights, especially those English majors in the Creative Writing emphasis. The course combines the study of published plays and performances with the study of craft. Some of the assignments will require the student to write original plays based on exercises provided by the instructor. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
ENGL 363. Literature for Children and Young Adults - 3 cr.
A comparative, historical survey of literature for young (K to 12th grade) readers. Emphasis on critical evaluation. Prerequisite: junior or above standing.
ENGL 380V. Women Writers - 3 cr.
Introduction to multicultural women s traditions through intensive study of works by women writers. Crosslisted with: W S 380V.
ENGL 390V. The Arthurian Tradition - 3 cr.
Introduction to Arthurian Legends and literature. Intensive study of works by the originators of the tradition as well as nineteenth and twentieth century re-tellings. Multidisciplinary approach to literary analysis including perspectives from history, psychology, cultural, and gender studies.
ENGL 392V. Mythology - 3 cr.
Greek and Roman mythology and its impact on European and English literature. Readings in myths, classical plays, and other literature with mythological interest, including nonclassical myths.
ENGL 394V. Southwestern Literature - 3 cr.
Introduction to multicultural literature of the Southwest: oral folk literature, literary fiction (classic and contemporary), nonfiction and poetry.
ENGL 399. Special Topics - 3 cr.
Emphasis on a theme, genre, figure, or technique chosen for study during the semester. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 400. Independent Study: Upper Division - 1-3 cr.
For students with demonstrated aptitude for independent work. Approval of instructor required before registration. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 405. Chaucer - 3 cr.
Principal works, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales.
ENGL 406. Early Modern Poetry and Prose - 3 cr.
Survey of the major authors, genres, and themes of non-dramatic English Literature from 1500 to 1700. Emphasis on how writers of the period invented new literary forms and adapted existing ones to convey their experience of a changing world.
ENGL 407. Milton - 3 cr.
Studies in Milton's works.
ENGL 408. Shakespeare I - 3 cr.
Principal plays of Shakespeare's first two periods. Crosslisted with: THTR 408.
ENGL 409. Shakespeare II - 3 cr.
Principal plays of Shakespeare's last two periods. Crosslisted with: THTR 409.
ENGL 411. Advanced Scientific Research and Writing - 3 cr.
Introduces students to advanced study in research methods and writing in the sciences. Course offered as part of the federally-funded Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate program. Prerequisite: Students must be a McNair Scholar.
ENGL 412. Writing in the Workplace - 3 cr.
Study of workplace writing practices, including a focus on research-based, theoretical, and pedagogical approaches to professional communication.
ENGL 413. Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop - 3 cr.
Imaginative writing, chiefly the narrative. Repeatable for a total of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 304 or consent of instructor.
ENGL 414. Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop - 3 cr.
For advanced writers of poetry. Repeatable for a total of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 306 or consent of instructor.
ENGL 415. Advanced Creative Writing: playwriting Workshop - 3 cr.
Technique of full-length playwriting, and analysis of dramatic structure. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 308. Crosslisted with: THTR 309 and CMI 309
ENGL 416. Approaches to Literature - 3 cr.
Understanding, appreciation, techniques of instruction in the high school. Prerequisite: at least 6 credits in upper-division English courses.
ENGL 417. Advanced Study in Critical Theory - 3 cr.
Advanced study of one or more major trends in theoretical inquiry within English studies. Some prior study of theory, such as English 301-303, strongly recommended. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 418. History of Rhetoric - 3 cr.
Investigation of crucial writings that have shaped Western attitudes towards and practice of rhetoric. Will examine key concepts from the Greeks through the Enlightenment, especially as they have influenced contemporary rhetorical theory.
ENGL 419. Modern Rhetorical Theory - 3 cr.
Major figures in rhetorical theory, with particular emphasis on developments in rhetorical theory in the twentieth century.
ENGL 421. Advanced Study in a Literary Period or Movement - 3 cr.
Close study of a historical or theoretical topic in a particular literary period or movement. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 422. Advanced Study in a Literary Form or Genre - 3 cr.
Close study of a topic in a particular literary form or genre. May be repeated under different subtitles.
ENGL 423. Advanced Study in a Major Author - 3 cr.
Close study of selected works by a major author. May be repeated under different subtitles.
ENGL 424. Advanced Study in a Major Text - 3 cr.
Close study of a major text. Course subtitled in the Schedule of Classes. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 425. Advanced Study in Comparative Literature - 3 cr.
Close study of a selection of non-English literary works read in translation. English-language works from a similar literary period or genre may also be read. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 426. Special Topics in Critical Theory - 3 cr.
Study of a specific historical or theoretical topic, trend, or movement in Critical Theory. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 427. Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media - 3 cr.
Offers close study of a form or genre, a major figure or style, an historical period or movement, or a major theme or text. Topics vary from semester to semester. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 428. Drama from the Renaissance to the Restoration - 3 cr.
Survey of the major authors, genres, and themes of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama in England, with particular emphasis on Renaissance revenge tragedy, marriage comedy, and city comedy, and on Restoration comedy of manners.
ENGL 429. British Romanticism - 3 cr.
Intensive study of major writers and critical topics from the Romantic period. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 430. Online Publishing - 3 cr.
This three-credit course provides a theoretical background for online publishing and design as well as hands on experience publishing an online arts magazine.
ENGL 431. Technical Editing - 3 cr.
Uses workshops, readings, hands-on projects, and discussion to improve skills in gathering, writing, designing, and editing technical information. For students interested in technical communication as well as students interested in developing strengths in communicating in scientific and technical fields.
ENGL 432. Gothic Literature - 3 cr.
Intensive study of gothic literature in particular historical, aesthetic, cultural, or intellectual contexts, such as American Gothic, Female Gothic, Dark Romanticism, or Vampire Literature. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 433. Victorian Literature - 3 cr.
Intensive study of major writers and critical topics from the Victorian period. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 437. Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media Theory and Criticism 3 cr.
Course offers reading, research, and discussion of advanced problems in theory and criticism of film and digital media. Topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated under different subtitles.
ENGL 438. Literature of the American Renaissance - 3 cr.
Intensive study of topics critical to the development of nineteenth century American literature before and during the Civil War, and the work of authors such as Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman and Dickinson. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 439. American Realism and Naturalism - 3 cr.
Key works of literary realism and naturalism, Civil War to World War One. Course readings vary, but will normally include works of Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Theodore Dreiser, as well as others. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 440. Harlem Renaissance and Modernism - 3 cr.
Reading and study of key works of the flowering of African American literature known as the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. Consideration of the literary context of the Harlem Renaissance, which includes both African American and non-African American writers of the early modern and modern periods.
ENGL 441. Modern and Contemporary American Fiction - 3 cr.
Studies the development of American fiction from World War I to the present. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 442. Modern and Contemporary American Poetry - 3 cr.
Studies the development of American poetry from World War I to the present. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 444. Modern British Fiction - 3 cr.
Study of the fiction produced in the British Isles in the 20th and 21st centuries. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 445. Postmodern Fiction - 3 cr.
Study of the various forms of formally innovative experimental fiction produced since 1945, with a focus on the relationship between literary history and its sociohistorical contexts. Some texts will be read in translation. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 447. Rhetorical Invention - 3 cr.
Various theories and means of invention, including practical applications for the writer.
ENGL 448. Advanced Study in Empirical Research - 3 cr.
Introduction to empirical research methods in composition, professional communication, and rhetoric.
ENGL 449. Advanced Study in Writing - 3 cr.
Close study of a topic in composition, rhetoric and/or technical and professional communication. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of department.
ENGL 451. Practicum in the Grammar of American English - 3 cr.
Studies of formal grammar of the English language in preparation for the teaching of the English language and/or advanced linguistic analysis.
ENGL 452. History of the English Language - 3 cr.
This course examines the history of the English language from its Indo-European origins through its development into an international language. The aim is to describe the English language formally and to trace linguistic change over time. Samples of written English will illustrate various stages in the development of English. Also considered are contemporary social and political issues related to language, including the problem of 'standard English' and the uses of language in advertising, the media, and politics.
ENGL 453. World Literatures - 3 cr.
Study of one or more literary traditions exclusive of those originating in Europe and the United States. Readings will include texts in translation. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 454. Postcolonial Literature - 3 cr.
Study of the transformations of literature and theory produced in the context of decolonization and its aftermath, from the twentieth century to the present. Some texts will be read in translation. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 456. Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture - 3 cr.
Concentrates on comparative study of literary and cultural production by two or more U.S. ethnic populations. Incorporates both literary and sociocultural readings of texts. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 457. American Indian Literatures - 3 cr.
Intensive study of selected topics and genres from American Indian Literatures, such as American Indian oral tradition, the Native American Trickster figure, the development of American Indian fiction, and contemporary American Indian literature. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 458. Latino/a Literature and Culture - 3 cr.
Focuses on established and emergent Latino/a literary and cultural production. Incorporates both literary and sociocultural readings of texts. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 459. Black Literature and Culture in the United States - 3 cr.
Focuses on established and emergent Black U.S. literary and cultural production. Incorporates both literary and sociocultural readings of texts. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 460. Proposal Writing - 3 cr.
Developing proposals and grants in a workshop setting.
ENGL 462. Interdisciplinary, Client-Based Project Practicum - 3 cr.
Hands-on experience in designing projects within interdisciplinary teams for organizational clients. Taught with ENGL 562.
ENGL 463. Advanced Study in English Literature - 3 cr.
Covers selected works for a particular period of English literary history. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 465. Intercultural Professional Communication - 3 cr.
Examines rhetorical traditions in intercultural profession, technical, academic, and government contexts.
ENGL 469. Advanced Study in American Literature - 3 cr.
Covers selected works for a particular period of American literary history. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 470. Approaches to Composition - 3 cr.
Theory and practice of teaching writing. Discussion and application of classroom practices, definition of standards, and evaluation of student writing.
ENGL 478. Document Design - 3 cr.
Advanced study in writing, with an emphasis on the computer as a tool for designing visually informative text. Includes theory and research in document design and the use of page composition and graphics software.
ENGL 479. Computers and Writing - 3 cr.
Examines how computers change the nature of writing and the teaching of writing.
ENGL 480. Screenwriting II - 3 cr.
Students will write two short scripts, 10-15 pages each. Focus will be on learning how to take notes and rewrite. Script analysis will be in a workshop format. Scripts will be read and discussed, scenes performed and reactions analyzed to consider effect of dialog, character development, etc. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 309 or CMI 309 or THTR 306 or consent of instructor. Crosslisted with: CMI 480
ENGL 481. Women's Literature - 3 cr.
Intensive study of literature by women, in particular historical, aesthetic, cultural, or intellectual contexts. Repeatable under different subtitles. Crosslisted with: W S 484
ENGL 482. Gender and Popular Culture - 3 cr.
Intensive study of the representations of gender in popular culture. Examines the historical, aesthetic, and cultural contexts of these representation and the various critical and theoretical lenses we use to understand them. Repeatable under different subtitles. Crosslisted with: W S 482
ENGL 483. Gender and Language - 3 cr.
Overview of current and historical approaches to the critical study of gender and language: how gender theoretically manifests in linguistic , social, cultural, academic, and professional texts and contexts.
ENGL 484. Gender and Literature - 3 cr.
Intensive study, critical and theoretical, of intersections between literature and gender. Examines representations or constructions of gender in literary discourse, as well as the gendering of literary activity in different cultural contexts. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 486. Hollywood Film - 3 cr. (3+3P)
Intensive study of Hollywood film in its artistic, cultural, or historical contexts. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 487. Modernist and Experimental Film - 3 cr.
Explores the variety of film aesthetics that depart to some degree from the conventions of classical cinema. Focuses on how film form relates to modernist, postmodernist, experimental, and avant-garde tendencies in the arts. Special attention will be paid to the implications of radical formal experimentation for cultural politics, in particular in the context of modern and contemporary history. Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 488. Film and Literature - 3 cr.
Intensive study of literary and film texts in particular historical, generic, or cultural contexts, such as Film Adaptation, Religion in Literature and Film, or The American West in Fiction and Film. Repeatable under different subtitles.
ENGL 489. Cultural Studies: Literature and Theory - 3 cr.
Examines the theory and practice of cultural studies in relation to the variety of discourse describable as literary, including autobiography, avant-garde writing, nonfiction prose, the essay, online writing, folklore, and popular genre fiction (such as mystery, romance, thriller, or horror). Repeatable once under a different subtitle.
ENGL 491. Advanced Screenwriting - 3 cr.
Students will prepare a feature-length screenplay. Script analysis will be in an advanced workshop format. Scripts will be read and discussed, scenes performed and reactions analyzed to consider effect of dialogue, character development, etc. Aimed at preparing writers for the professional market. Consent of instructor required. Crosslisted with: CMI 490
ENGL 492. Old English - 3 cr.
An introduction to the language, literature, and culture of Anglo-Saxon England, including Beowulf.
ENGL 493. Middle English Textual Cultures - 3 cr.
Intensive study of cultures of reading, writing, and literary production in late-medieval England, situating Middle English literature in its manuscript contexts. No prior experience with Middle English required.
ENGL 494. Shakespeare for Educators - 3 cr.
In-depth study of selected plays by Shakespeare designed for present and future teachers of literature. Dual emphases on increasing knowledge of Shakespeare's plays in context and on developing effective strategies for teaching them.
ENGL 497. Internship - 3-6 cr.
Supervised technical and professional communication internship in business, industry, government, or the university. Repeatable for a total of 6 credits. Consent of instructor required.