UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2024-2025

Courses

ENGL 113A. Approaches to University Writing A (3)

Prerequisite: Placement in a supported GE subarea A2 Written Communication course. Corequisite: UNIV 061. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax …

ENGL 113B. Approaches to University Writing B (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 113A. Corequisite: UNIV 062. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements …

ENGL 114A. Approaches to University Writing A (3)

Prerequisite: Placement in a supported GE subarea A2 Written Communication course. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as …

ENGL 114B. Approaches to University Writing B (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 114A. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose …

ENGL 115. Approaches to University Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Multiple Measures Placement in GE-level writing. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of …

ENGL 205. Business Communication in Its Rhetorical Contexts (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: GE section A1 Oral Communication; COMP 100 or equivalent. Development of critical writing, thinking, research and technology skills in the context of business. Through substantial writing and other work, students will hone their written, oral and visual communication skills, and their ability to find, synthesize and …

ENGL 208. Creative Writing (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Introductory workshop course in creative writing. Students have the option of concentrating on one of three modes: prose fiction, poetry or drama. Part of the Creative Writing option in English. (Available for General Education, C1 Arts.)

ENGL 215. Critical Thinking About Research Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course will focus on composing and reading practices appropriate to research writing tasks. Students will practice writing effectively and using information technologies. There will be a focus on comprehending and using quantitative and qualitative data and students will be introduced to generating qualitative or quantitative data. …

ENGL 250FE. Perspectives on English Studies for Teachers (3)

Introduces students to the issues of reading and writing in the context of examining their own first-year experiences with reading and writing, and connects these experiences to the curricular content of 9th grade English classes and pupils. Students will meet with a CSUN instructor 1.5 hours per week. A 20-hour field experience in a 9th …

ENGL 255. Introduction to Literature (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Introductory study of the genres of imaginative literature—prose fiction, poetry and drama—with special emphasis on the interrelationships between form and theme. The course will feature a specific cultural tradition (e.g., Western, Postcolonial, African American, etc.) to be chosen by the instructor. Critical writing is an integral part …

ENGL 258. British Literature from the Middle Ages to the Early Age of Empire (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of works of literature produced in Britain, its surrounding islands, and its colonial spaces from the Middle Ages to the early British Empire, with attention to literary, cultural, and sociopolitical movements from diverse peoples and cultures. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.)

ENGL 259. British Literature from the Age of Empire to the Present (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of works of literature produced in Britain, its surrounding islands, and its colonial spaces from the early British Empire to its dissolution and legacies, with attention to literary, cultural, and sociopolitical movements from diverse peoples and cultures. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.)

ENGL 275. Survey of U.S. Literature (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of representative works of U.S. literature from the precolonial to contemporary eras, with attention to literary, cultural, and sociopolitical movements of diverse groups. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.)

ENGL 300. Contemporary Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: Upper division standing. Study and analysis of selected major works of fiction, poetry, drama and major authors since approximately the end of World War II in England and America. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.) (WI)

ENGL 301. Language and Linguistics (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Introduction to linguistic science, its background, development and relation to other fields of study, as well as recent developments in the study of language. (Linguistics and Language Study requirement of the English Subject Matter Program.)

ENGL 302. Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)

Basic course in grammar—traditional, structural and trans-formational. Some applications of linguistics to the teaching of English and the language arts are suggested.

ENGL 303/L. Introduction to Language, Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers and Lab (2/1)

Corequisite: ENGL 303L. Introduction to the study of human language(s) and to major scientific approaches in linguistics: phonetics (properties of sound in spoken language and manual and non-manual elements in signed languages), phonology (sound systems of particular spoken languages, and manual and non-manual systems in signed languages), morphology (word and sign formation processes), syntax (word …

ENGL 305. Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Intermediate course in written expository writing includes a study of the style of competent writers and extends the writing skills acquired by students in the Freshman Composition course. Emphasis on developing writing that exhibits clarity, coherence, style and a clear purpose.

ENGL 306. Report Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Approaches to writing scientific, technical, professional, business or general-information reports and articles for various audiences and contexts. Emphasis on awareness of discursive practices of particular fields to achieve purpose, coherence and effective style. Culminates with research project and presentation. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.) (WI)

ENGL 308. Narrative Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 208 or demonstrated proficiency. Intensive practice in narrative writing, with emphasis on short fiction. Analysis and criticism of students’ work, as well as analysis of selected published writings. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 309. Verse Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 208 or demonstrated proficiency. Intensive practice in writing poetry. Analysis and criticism of students’ work, as well as some critical study of published verse. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 310. Playwriting (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 208 or demonstrated proficiency. Intensive practice in writing drama for stage, radio and television. Analysis and criticism of students’ work, including lab production through college facilities. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 311. African American Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of representative works of African American literature with attention to major genres and historical periods from early African American literature to the contemporary era including, but not limited to, slave narratives, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Arts Movement, and more recent literature. …

ENGL 312. Literature, Film, and Media (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of the theory and practice of adaptation between media, including literary works and films; analysis of adapted works or genres, including shifts in emphasis, meaning, or style when works or genres are translated from one medium to another. Coursework may also focus on the varied cultural …

ENGL 313. Studies in Popular Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Cultural studies course focusing on the interpretation of American popular culture. Course methodology may include Marxist, psychoanalytic, semiotic or culturally eclectic scholarly points of view. Designed for students who may want to enter the fields of entertainment or advertising, or future teachers who may want to use …

ENGL 315. Digital Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course focuses on production of an array of digital texts, such as podcast, website, documentary, e-portfolio, blog, and collaborative online article. Other topics include social media, digital identity, and ethical questions surrounding the production and distribution of texts in digital environments. The course underscores the expanded …

ENGL 316. Shakespeare (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: Upper division standing. Introductory study of representative poems and plays. Attendance at performances and/or films is required. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.) (WI)

ENGL 318. American Indian Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Survey of American Indian literature, which may include traditional oral forms, autobiographies, and contemporary poetry and prose. Students who have taken ENGL 314 will not receive credit for ENGL 318. (Cross-listed with AIS 318.) (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities or F Comparative Cultural Studies.) (WI)

ENGL 322. Disability in Literature and Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Introduction to the study of historical and/or contemporary portrayals of disability in literature and/or popular culture. Focus on thinking about disability as a rhetorical and cultural phenomenon. Critical thinking and writing are an integral part of the course. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.) (WI)

ENGL 333. Comics and Graphic Novels (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of comics, including comic strips, comic books and graphic novels, from literary and cultural studies perspectives. Emphasis on both history and form, including image-text relationships. Topics also may include fan culture, particular genres of comics and connections between comics and other forms of visual text. Critical …

ENGL 345. Recursive Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This class focuses on writing as a recursive process. Students read about—and put into practice—process-oriented writing. Throughout the semester, students write well-researched essays in varied genres on a topic of their choosing. This culminates in a final portfolio to showcase these combined efforts, which, cumulatively, equals approximately …

ENGL 355. Writing About Literature (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement and two lower division English courses. Intensive study of the literary genres of poetry, prose, fiction and drama. Emphasis on written analysis of selected works in each genre. Development of criteria for responsible judgment.

ENGL 360. The English Bible as Literature (3)

Preparatory: Upper division standing. Study of form, theme and style in the King James Version of the Bible.

ENGL 364. The Short Story (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: Upper division standing. A study of the short story, beginning with careful examination of some classics in the genre, followed by analysis of more contemporary works. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, C2 Humanities.) (WI)

ENGL 368. Gay Male Writers (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Examines works in British and American literature that: (a) were written by gay men; and (b) portray the lives of gay individuals. Focusing primarily on texts written since the late 19th century and traces the development of gay male self-representation in poetry, novels, short fiction, drama and …

ENGL 369. Lesbian Writers (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Primarily focuses on the work of lesbian writers of the 20th century. Using the approaches of current feminist literary theorists, the course explores the diversity and intersections of lesbian literary traditions, and examines the extent to which lesbian writers have followed and/or altered genre conventions in fiction …

ENGL 370. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Fantastic and Speculative Fiction (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of traditions in speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror. May incorporate historical, theoretical, philosophical, sociopolitical, or scientific frameworks; may focus on particular themes or subgenres, such as feminist SF, Afrofuturism, ecofiction, utopian/dystopian fiction, or epic fantasy. Texts may include films, graphic narratives, games, and …

ENGL 371. Issues in Jewish-American Writing (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of Jewish writing in America as it affects the relationship between Jewish issues and themes and American culture, based on the works of such authors as I. B. Singer, Roth, Bellow, Malamud, Cahan, Paley, Olsen, Shapiro, Ozick and Potok. Critical writing required. (Available for General Education, …

ENGL 392. Junior Honors Seminar I (3-3)

Preparatory: Admission to the Honors Program. May be taken in any sequence with ENGL 393. Introduction to literary history with emphasis on the role of tradition and influence.

ENGL 393. Junior Honors Seminar II (3-3)

Preparatory: Admission to the Honors Program. May be taken in any sequence with ENGL 392. Introduction to practical criticism through a study of critical methods and their application to various literary works, with some attention to bibliography and scholarly method.

ENGL 406. Advanced Expository Writing for Teachers (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Required of candidates working for the Single Subject Credential in English; an option for candidates in Liberal Studies working for the Multiple Subjects Credential. Advanced course in written composition and recent composition theory extends the student’s writing skills, explores the kind of writing required of California public …

ENGL 407. Composition and the Professions (3)

Preparatory: Demonstrated proficiency; Instructor consent. Advanced composition, logical thinking and coherent expression designed particularly for students who want to use their writing and analytic skills in the professions of law or medicine, government or community services, business, industry, or nonteaching educational and research services. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 408. Advanced Narrative Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 308. Continued practice in the writing of prose fiction, with a concentration on experimentation in style and structure. Analysis and criticism of students’ work. Available for graduate credit. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 409. Advanced Verse Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 309. Continued practice in the writing of poetry, with emphasis on formal poetic patterns. Analysis and criticism of students’ work, as well as study of selected published verse. Available for graduate credit. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 410. Advanced Dramatic Writing (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 310. Continued practice in dramatic writing leading to the completion of a full-length drama. Analysis and criticism of students’ work as well as study of selected plays. Available for graduate credit. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 412. Literary Magazine (3-3)

Preparatory: Upper division standing. Theoretical overview of literary publishing; practice in close reading and in the exercise of literary and aesthetic judgment; and editing and publishing of the Northridge Review, a literary magazine. Available for graduate credit. May be repeated once with instructor’s consent. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 414. Chaucer (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of The Canterbury Tales and other selected poems. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 416. Shakespeare: Selected Plays (3)

Close study of three to five plays. ENGL 416 and ENGL 417 may be taken separately or in any sequence. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 417. Shakespeare: A Survey (3)

Study of eight to fifteen of the major plays. ENGL 416 and ENGL 417 may be taken separately or in any sequence. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 419. English Drama 1660-1880 (3)

Study of significant plays in England, 1660-1880, with special emphasis on such major dramatists as Wycherley, Dryden, Congreve, Otway and Sheridan. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 420. Milton (3)

Study of Paradise Lost, other poems and selected prose. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 421A-Z. Selected Topics in Popular Culture (3-3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: ENGL 313. Intensive study of a particular topic in popular culture as seen from historical and critical perspectives. Topics will change from semester to semester. Coursework may include fieldwork and creative projects; critical reading and critical writing required. Available for graduate credit. May be repeated once …

ENGL 428. Children’s Literature (3)

Preparatory: One lower division course in literature. Study of form, content and theme in children’s literature, classic and contemporary, from preschool through 9th-grade level. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 429. Literature for Adolescents (3)

Critical analysis of selected literary works of interest to adolescents, including works commonly used in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Development of principles for the evaluation of literature for adolescents. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 430. Literature and the Visual Arts (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of relationships between written texts and visual art, or between word and image, from theoretical, historical, and/or ideological perspectives, including study of hybrid or intermedial forms and the works of diverse peoples and cultures. Topics may include, for example, illustration, design, visual poetry, visual narrative, Sister …

ENGL 434. 19th Century Women Novelists (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of selected novels by important 19th century women novelists, both British and American, including such writers as Alcott, Austen, C. Brontë, E. Brontë, Chopin, Eliot, Gaskell, Gilman and Stowe. Examines both text and context for each novel …

ENGL 436. Major Critical Theories (3)

Study of major texts of literary criticism from Plato to the present. Emphasis on application of critical theories. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 443. English Literature of the Middle Ages (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature of England to 1500, including representative Old and Middle English works such as Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Works studied may include …

ENGL 455. Literacy, Rhetoric and Culture (3)

Study of current and past theories of literacy, including the nature of literacy itself; connections between rhetoric and literacy; the ways literacy is shared and used by individuals, families and cultures; and the political, social and personal ramifications of literacy. Core course for English Department minor in Writing and Rhetoric. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 456. Age of Revolutions (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the transatlantic literary and cultural world of from 1660-1820, with an emphasis on key revolutions (Glorious, American, French, Haitian), imperialism and the rise of the British Empire. Authors may include Behn, Swift, Equiano, Prince, and …

ENGL 457A-Z. Selected Topics in Creative Writing (3-3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 308, ENGL 309, ENGL 310 or permission of instructor. Intensive consideration of a focused area of study as it proceeds from a literary or critical tradition that informs creative writing. Creative and critical writing required. Topics will change from semester to semester. Available for graduate credit. May be repeated one time for credit.

ENGL 458. Romanticism, Revolution, and Rights (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of literary experimentation in print and visual culture during the Romantic era of 1780-1832 as framed by multiple revolutions (American, French, and Haitian) and radical political activity (1790s …

ENGL 459A-Z. Selected Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3-3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Intensive study of a topic relevant to literacy, composition or rhetoric. Analytic or critical writing required. Topics will change from semester to semester. May be repeated one time. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 460. Literatures of the British Empire in the Victorian Age (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of the British Empire and its global imperial influence from the 1830s to the 1910s. Reading may include poetry, short stories, novels, plays, …

ENGL 461. Modernism in Britain (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of British literature and the cultural forces that shaped its forms and techniques from the 1890s through the beginning of World War II. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 462. Contemporary British Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses and ENGL 355. Study of British literature in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, focusing on such historical and cultural forces as post-war immigration, the decolonizing Empire, and globalism and how those forces have shaped literary genres, content, …

ENGL 463B. Contemporary Poetry (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of post-1955 poems of major English-language authors inclusive of diverse peoples and cultures. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 464. Theories of Poetry (3)

Intensive study of the theories and craft of poetry. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 465. Theories of Fiction (3)

Intensive study of the theories and craft of fiction. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 466. Major British Novelists I: 1700-1815 (3)

Study of selected major novels by such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne and Austen. ENGL 466, ENGL 467 and ENGL 468 may be taken separately or in any sequence. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 467. British Novels of the Nineteenth Century (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of selected nineteenth-century novels focusing on such trends and genres as, for example, realism, the novel of manners, industrial fiction, the sensation novel, the New Woman novel, imperial fiction, Aestheticism, detective fiction, and the gothic novel. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 470A-Z. Major Authors (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. In-depth study of a single author or a comparative study of two authors, such as Swift, Hawthorne, Woolf, Morrison/Faulkner, and Williams/Lawrence. The author(s) studied will change from semester to semester. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 473. American Literature: 1607-1860 (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and the culture of the colonial, early republic and romantic periods. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 474. American Literature: 1860-1912 (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and the culture of the age of realism. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 475. American Literature: 1912-1945 (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of early 20th century America, from the poetic renaissance through World War II. Emphasis on such major writers as Frost, Hemingway, Eliot, Wharton, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Stevens, Cather, Moore and Porter. Available for …

ENGL 476. Contemporary American Literature (3)

Preparatory: 6 units of lower division literature courses, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355. Study of the literature and culture of America from 1945 to the present. Emphasis on such major writers as Bellow, Albee, Lowell, Williams, Welty, Morrison, Rich, O’Connor and Pynchon. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 477. Major American Novelists I: The 19th Century (3)

Study of selected works by such major American writers as Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Chopin and James. ENGL 477 and ENGL 478 may be taken separately or in any sequence. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 478. Major American Novelists II: The 20th Century (3)

Study of selected works by such major American writers as Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cather, Wharton, Faulkner, McCullers, Bellow, Morrison, O’Connor and Updike. ENGL 477 and ENGL 478 may be taken separately or in any sequence. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 487. Latina/o/x Literatures of the Americas (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: ENGL 275, ENGL 436. Study of selected works by Latina/o/x writers and cultural producers from the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, through frameworks of Latina/o Studies and Latin American Studies. Interdisciplinary analysis of literary, filmic, and cultural production may include pertinent fields such as Cultural …

ENGL 490. Senior Seminar in Narrative Writing (3)

Preparatory: Senior standing. Preparation of a collection of short stories or of a single longer work of narrative fiction. Students complete, revise and supplement their work to produce a finished manuscript of narrative fiction. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 491. Senior Seminar in Verse Writing (3)

Preparatory: Senior standing. Preparation of a collection of poems or of a single long poem. Students complete, revise and supplement their work to produce a finished manuscript of poetry. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 492A-Z. Senior Honors Seminar I (3-3)

Preparatory: Senior honors standing. Intensive study of a literary figure, age, movement or problem. May be repeated once for credit. ENGL 492 and ENGL 493 may be taken in any sequence. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 493A-Z. Senior Honors Seminar II (3-3)

Preparatory: Senior honors standing. Intensive study of a literary figure, age, movement or problem. May be repeated once for credit. ENGL 492 and ENGL 493 may be taken in any sequence. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 494/IP. English Intern Program (1/2)

Preparatory: ENGL 407. Students are placed by the faculty supervisor with sponsoring organizations, where they work for 90 hours per semester while meeting for 15 hours in the classroom. Specific duties associated with technical and professional writing are assigned by sponsors. Students compile a portfolio of writing done for the sponsor and a term report …

ENGL 495A-Z. Senior Seminar in Literature (3-3)

Preparatory: Either two lower division courses in literature, or 3 units of lower division literature and ENGL 355; Senior standing. Intensive study of a major British or American author, or of a literary theme or sub-genre. Reports and seminar papers required. Topics change from semester to semester. Available for graduate credit. May be repeated once for …

ENGL 495ESM. Multigenre Literacy in a Global Context (3)

The capstone course for English Subject Matter students, focuses on literacy in multiple genres (poetry, myth, short fiction, and media). Its multigenre, multimedia, and transnational compass fulfills State Standards and grounds this fulfillment in cutting edge scholarship in the fields of English studies. Available for graduate credit.

ENGL 497A. Honors Revision Seminar (3)

Preparatory: Senior honors standing; Preparation of an article-length manuscript, to be a revised version of a seminar paper from honors seminars ENGL 392, ENGL 393, ENGL 492 or ENGL 493. Students will have the opportunity to experience a full and rewarding revision process, through which they will develop an existing paper into a more sophisticated …

ENGL 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Preparatory: Upper division standing; Normally, a 3.0 GPA in English; Prior approval of sponsoring instructor and department chair.

ENGL 501A-Z. Activities in Creative Writing Studies (1-1)

Recommended Preparatory: ENGL 208. Intensive writing in a focused area of study. This is an activity-based series of courses and may include off-campus meetings. Topics will change from semester to semester. Check with department for specific offerings. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 502A-Z/F. Activities in Creative Writing Studies (1/1)

Recommended Preparatory: ENGL 208. Intensive writing in a focused area of study. This is an activity-based series of courses and may include off-campus meetings. Topics will change from semester to semester. Check with department for specific offerings. May be repeated once for credit.

ENGL 507. An Introduction to Graduate Studies in English (3)

This course introduces students to graduate‑level research and writing skills across the three options in the program: Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric and Composition. The course also requires experiential learning in the field. This course should be taken in the first year of coursework.

ENGL 512. Writing for Performance (3-3)

Throughout the semester, students will engage in writing exercises, participate in workshopping and develop new texts for performance. Students will also read several published plays and other types of performance texts. A final portfolio—which will include an introduction, rough drafts and revised texts—will be required. This course is available both for graduate and undergraduate credit. …

ENGL 513. Composition Studies (3)

Study of core topics in composition studies, including process, invention, revision, rhetoric, audience, argument, genre, assessment, and linguistic diversity.

ENGL 525A-Z. Topics in English and Cultural Studies (3-3-3)

In-depth study of a topic in English and Cultural Studies that is not bound by the areas covered by other English department graduate-level seminars (specific author, literary period or the literary genres of poetry, prose, or drama). Regardless of topic, all iterations of the course will employ a consistent methodological framework based in Cultural Studies …

ENGL 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in English (1-3)

Topics will be announced each semester in the Schedule of Classes.

ENGL 600A/B. College Composition: Theory and Pedagogy (3-3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to teaching associates or at the discretion of the director of composition. Study of theoretical and pedagogical issues that impact the teaching of writing at the college level. Review of current studies in rhetoric, composition and literacy. ENGL 600B also entails faculty observation of student teaching.

ENGL 600BF. College Composition: Theory and Pedagogy Field Experience (1)

Prerequisite: ENGL 600A and ENGL 600B/F are restricted to teaching associates or at the discretion of the director of composition. Corequisite: ENGL 600B. Study of theoretical and pedagogical issues that impact the teaching of writing at the college level. Review of current studies in rhetoric, composition and literacy. ENGL 600B also entails faculty observation of …

ENGL 601. Seminar in Scholarly Methods and Bibliography (3)

Study of traditional and electronic methods of scholarly research. Investigation and evaluation of major areas of bibliographic study, such as literature and “new historicism,” the editing of texts and literary influence studies and intertextuality.

ENGL 604. Seminar in Language and Linguistics (3)

An introduction to linguistics for graduate students.

ENGL 608. Seminar in Narrative Writing (3-3)

Prerequisite: Qualified standing in the graduate Creative Writing option or instructor consent. Intensive practice in advanced writing and analysis of the short story and the novel. Course may be repeated once for credit. One enrollment in ENGL 608 or ENGL 609 may be used in the Rhetoric and Composition option.

ENGL 609. Seminar in Poetry Writing (3-3)

Prerequisite: Qualified standing in the graduate Creative Writing option or instructor consent. Intensive practice in the writing of poetry, with attention to both contemporary and historical techniques. Analysis and criticism of students’ work. May be repeated once for credit. One enrollment in ENGL 608 or ENGL 609 may be used in the Rhetoric and Composition …

ENGL 617. Studies in Shakespeare (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 417 or equivalent. Advanced study of several of Shakespeare’s works, including formal, textual or historical aspects. Topics will change from semester to semester.

ENGL 620A-Z. Seminar in Individual Authors (3-3-3)

In-depth study of a major British or American author, such as Swift, Hawthorne or Woolf. The author studied will change from semester to semester.

ENGL 622. Seminar on Aspects of Poetry (3-3)

Intensive critical study of the province of poetry, providing opportunity for the scrutiny of individual poets as well as for concentration on the wider historical perspective.

ENGL 623. Seminar in Studies in Prose Fiction (3-3)

Seminar in the theory, forms, traditions and techniques of prose fiction. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

ENGL 624. Studies in Dramatic Literature (3)

Advanced study in drama considered as literature, with special emphasis on historical developments and their relationship to literary periods and movements in other genres.

ENGL 630A-Z. Seminar in Literary Periods (3-3-3)

Study of a period of British or American literature with wide readings in a range of authors and their intellectual backgrounds.

ENGL 638. Seminar in Critical Approaches to Literature (3)

Study of major critical approaches to literature and their application to selected literary texts.

ENGL 651. Rhetoric and Composition Theory (3)

Intense discussion and analysis of theories of rhetoric and composition.

ENGL 652. Creative Writing Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Qualified standing in the graduate Creative Writing option or instructor consent. Introduction to the theoretical, professional and institutional concerns of creative writers, especially in an academic context. Intensive practice in creative writing (multi-genre). Workshop format.

ENGL 653. Literary and Rhetorical Genre Theory (3)

Examination of scholarship concerned with genre, both the traditional concept of genre, which focuses on formal categories of literary texts and the rhetorical notion of genre, which focuses on the rhetorical purpose and function of non-literary texts. Through extensive reading, class discussions and research projects, students will explore the function of genre, the communities that …

ENGL 654. Advanced Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (3-3)

Preparatory: ENGL 651. Intense advanced study of a specialized area, topic, question or problem in the field of rhetoric and composition. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit, provided topic is different.

ENGL 697C. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Focused reading and research followed by comprehensive exam.

ENGL 698D. Graduate Project (3)

This course is one of the available choices for the culminating experience in the English department M.A. program. In significantly revising existing written work, students will practice the tools of research used in the field of English Studies. While students in the Literature and the Rhetoric and Composition options will focus on revising and developing …

ENGL 699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: At least one graduate course in English; Consent of department chair. Investigation of a significant problem in language or literature. Project selected in conference with sponsor.