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1320 INTERDISCIPLINARY WRITING AND RESEARCH This course fulfills the UCA Core requirements for Composition II. The course focuses on evaluating academic arguments and on writing papers that make an argument and that utilize scholarly sources. The course is thematic, with instructors choosing topics and choosing an interdisciplinary set of readings focused on that topic. Prerequisite: C or better in WRTG 1310. [ACTS: ENGL1023]

1345 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Satisfies the lower-division UCA Core requirement in Responsible Living. This course will provide an introduction to literary responses to an issue or issues with moral and ethical implications (e.g., AIDS, the environmental crisis, racial prejudice, poverty, etc.) in ways that challenge students to examine their thinking and behavior in light of the perspectives presented by the works. Class will typically be offered as a First-Year Seminar and may include service-learning activities. Lecture, discussion, writing.

1350 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE Satisfies the humanities requirement in the general education program. This is a writing-intensive course designed to expose students to the college-level study of literature. Attention is paid to the writing of analytical, interpretive, and research papers. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None.

1355 FILM AND LITERATURE Satisfies the humanities requirement in the general education program. This course will compare written and cinematic narrative forms by considering classic and modern literary texts through the medium of film. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None.

1373 FYS: HUMANITIES The FYS (first-year seminar) in Humanities provides a small-classroom environment for students designed to promote community, develop skills necessary for success, and reinforce the importance of written and oral communication. Topics will vary depending on instructor.

2305 WORLD LITERATURE I Satisfies the Diversity in World Cultures requirement in the lower-division UCA Core as a humanities elective. The purpose of World Literature I is to introduce the student to a variety of literary texts which have greatly influenced culture around the world from ancient times up to the Renaissance. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None. [ACTS: ENGL2113]

2306 WORLD LITERATURE II Satisfies the Diversity in World Cultures requirements in the lower-division UCA Core as a humanities elective. The purpose of World Literature II is to introduce the student to a variety of literary texts which have greatly influenced culture around the world from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None. [ACTS: ENGL2123]

2312 AMERICAN LITERATURE I A requirement for majors and minors that, in series with American Literature II, offers a foundational survey of American literature from American Colonial and Provincial literature to leading figures of the American Renaissance. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None. [ACTS: ENGL2653]

2313 AMERICAN LITERATURE II A requirement for majors and minors that, in series with American Literature I, offers a foundational survey of American literature from post-Civil War American literature to the present. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None. [ACTS: ENGL2663]

2316 ENGLISH LITERATURE I A requirement for English majors and minors that, in series with English Literature II, offers a foundational survey of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Renaissance. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None. [ACTS: ENGL2673]

2319 ENGLISH LITERATURE II A requirement for English majors and minors that offers a foundational survey of English literature from the Neoclassical and Romantic periods to the Victorian, Modern, Postmodern, and Postcolonial periods.

2320 ASIAN LITERATURE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT A humanities elective in the UCA Core, fulfilling the Diversity in World Cultures requirement. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to literary texts that define Asian civilizations and influence global culture. Readings are chosen from various genres in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and/or Asian diaspora literatures. Lecture, discussion, writing.

2370 INTRODUCTION TO FICTION Satisfies the Diversity in Creative Works requirements of the lower-division UCA Core. Students will learn to read stories and short novels carefully and analytically and be encouraged to see the way stories both reflect and enhance our understanding of life. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None.

2380 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY Satisfies the Diversity in Creative Works requirements of the lower-division UCA Core. Students will learn to read poetry carefully and analytically and be encouraged to see the ways poetry both reflects and enhances our understanding of life. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None.

2390 INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA Satisfies the Diversity in Creative Works requirements of the lower-division UCA Core. Students will learn to read plays carefully and analytically and be encouraged to see the ways drama both reflects and enhances our understanding of life. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None.

3315 GENDER AND LANGUAGE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division language or elective requirement. An overview of the sociolinguistics of language and its relationships to gender. The course develops awareness of language as a system of rules, codes, and prescribed attitudes to gender roles. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: any two of the following: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, and 2319. [UD UCA Core: C, D]

3320 LITERATURE FOR THE MIDDLE GRADES Part of the academic content block required for language-arts/social-studies licensure for middle-school education. May not be counted toward the English major or minor. The course introduces the teacher-education candidate to a wide range of literature for children from grades four through eight and to criteria essential to evaluating and selecting good literature for middle-school readers. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. [UD UCA Core: D]

3325 ADVANCED READINGS IN WORLD LITERATURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirement. Selected topics to include specific writers, periods, literary/social movements, or cultural expressions in any era of world literature from classical to postmodern. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2305 or 2306. [UD UCA Core: D]

3335 ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES Satisfies upper-division language or elective requirements. This course examines specific topics and problems of English grammar, structure, and usage in order to provide an understanding and command of language that will lead to effective and creative classroom teaching of English and language arts. Emphasis on the study of grammar in context to afford greater facility in approaching and analyzing texts. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: any two of the following: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2319. [UD UCA Core: C]

3345 LITERATURE AND THE EXAMINED LIFE For English majors and minors to satisfy an upper-division elective requirement and/or to satisfy the upper-division UCA Core requirement in Responsible Living. This course will offer an in-depth exploration of literary responses to a specific issue or issues with moral and ethical implications (e.g., AIDS, the environmental crisis, racial prejudice, poverty, etc.) in ways that challenge students to examine their thinking and behavior in light of the perspectives presented by the works. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: for English majors/minors, one of the following courses: ENGL 2312, 2313 , 2316, 2319; for non-English majors/minors, WRTG 1310, WRTG/ENGL 1320, and the lower-division UCA Core Humanities requirement. [UD UCA Core: R]

3375 INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirement. This course facilitates an internship with a business, non-profit agency, or other professional organization. Each internship is tailored to the unique needs of the employer and the specific skills of the student. Possibilities for English internships include the following fields: journalism, technical writing, editing, education, research, law, dramaturgy, business communication, and administration. Internships require 120-150 hours of work with the employer. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

4V85 TRAVEL SEMINAR IN LITERATURE (Variable credit: 3 or 6 credit hours.) For English majors and minors to satisfy up to six hours of the upper-division elective requirement. Open to other students by consent of the instructor and chair. Participants will not only study selected works and authors, but will also visit the culture that produced the works. The course will typically include some intensive on-campus study and orientation before travel. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: one of the following courses: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2319. [UD UCA Core: D]

4300 READINGS FOR HONORS DEGREE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirement. Tutorial taken in the junior year by students who choose to study toward an honors degree in English. A reading list, chosen by student and tutor with the department chair’s approval, will provide the foundation for a thesis to be written by the honors candidate during the senior year. Prerequisite: two or more of the following: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2319. Also required: consent of instructor and department chair.

4301 RENAISSANCE LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. The course studies the development of Christian humanism and the influence of the Reformation, among other factors, upon major dramatic and non-dramatic works by such writers as Shakespeare, More, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, and Marlowe. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2316 or 2319.

4305 MEDIEVAL LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division period or elective requirement. Covers English medieval literature; Anglo-Saxon and some Middle English texts will be taught in translation, but Middle English will be retained whenever possible. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2316 or 2319.

4311 18TH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirement. Covers major writers from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. May include such authors as Behn, Dryden, Haywood, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Johnson, and Radcliffe. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2316 or 2319.

4312 EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. Covers American literature and culture from its beginnings to 1830. May include such authors as Bradstreet, Franklin, Wheatley, and Cooper, as well as Native American storytellers. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2312 or 2313. [UD UCA Core: D]

4313 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. Covers selected 19th-century works from such authors as Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, Poe, Dickinson, Douglass, Melville, James, and Twain. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2312 or 2313. [UD UCA Core: D]

4314 20TH- AND 21ST-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. Covers developments in the aesthetics of American literature since 1900 and the relation of that literature to contemporary American life and history. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2312 or 2313. [UD UCA Core: D, I]

4320 19TH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. Covers major writers of the long 19th century. May include such authors as Wordsworth, Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, Austin, Tennyson, Dickens, and Rossetti. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2316 or 2319.

4321 20TH- AND 21ST-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division period requirements. Covers poetry, drama, and prose of major English writers from World War I to today. May include authors such as Virginia Woolf, Joyce, Conrad, Stoppard, Churchill, Rushdie, and Zadie Smith. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2316 or 2319.

4325 POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors, or African and African-American Studies majors and minors, to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. May include topics of current, historical, or theoretical interest in postcolonial literature. May include authors such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Jamaica Kincaid, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and Colson Whitehead. Students will read, discuss, and write critically about subject matters covered in this course, paying special attention to the social and cultural contexts and impact of the works. Lecture, discussion, and writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisites: any two of the following: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, and 2310 (for English majors/minors); or AFAM 1330 (for African and African-American Studies majors/minors). [UD UCA Core: C, R]

4332 SHAKESPEARE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. Engages selected works of Shakespeare, including tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances. Covers a wide variety of analytical approaches, such as historical, linguistic, performative, psychological, and cultural. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2316 or 2319.

4335 SENIOR SEMINAR Required capstone course for English majors in their senior year that may also satisfy upper-division elective requirements. Others may enroll with permission of instructor. Covers variable topics, crossing cultural, period, or genre lines; students assemble a portfolio that demonstrates mastery of the course topic and reflection on the progress and culmination of their undergraduate literary studies. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: senior standing. [UD UCA Core: Z]

4340 MAJOR AUTHORS For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. Engages in focused study of major authors from the canon of English-language literatures. Possible authors covered vary from foundational figures such as Chaucer and Milton to contemporaries like Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: any two of the following: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, and 2319.

4350 ENGLISH EDUCATION INTERNSHIP I This course is part of the senior block for candidates in English Secondary Education, and has to be taken concurrently with ENGL 4358 Methods of Teaching English and Composition. The internship occurs in appropriate public school settings where candidates gain experience in organizing instruction, in creating a productive learning environment, in teaching for student learning, and in achieving professional behaviors. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education, and completion of designated professional education course work.

4358 METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AND COMPOSITION For students seeking licensure to teach English. May NOT be counted towards the BA major or minor. This course includes a study of the methods used to teach literature, grammar, and composition, as well as evaluated teaching presentations before other candidates. Needs to be taken during the fall senior block, concurrently with Internship I. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education; prerequisite/corequisite: ENGL 3105 or consent of the instructor.

4360 HISTORY AND STRUCTURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division language or elective requirement. The course also serves as one of three courses to satisfy the Linguistics major core requirement and as an elective in the Linguistics minor. A survey of English from the Anglo-Saxon to the modern period, focusing on the social, political, and literary matrix within which the language developed. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: for English majors: any two of the following courses: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2319; for Linguistics majors/minors: LING 2320. [UD UCA Core: C]

4361 LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. A required course for students seeking licensure in English. Students will learn to select and analyze literature psychologically, intellectually, and motivationally appropriate for teaching in secondary schools. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: any two of the following courses: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2319. [UD UCA Core: D]

4362 SOUTHERN LITERATURE AND CULTURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. For African and African-American Studies (AAAS) majors to satisfy elective requirements, and for AAAS minors to satisfy a literature requirement. A study of literature relevant to the U.S. South that may focus on a particular topic defined by the instructor. May include writings from the colonial period through the twenty-first century. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2312 or 2313 or consent of the instructor. [UD UCA Core: D]

4363 TOPICS IN ADVANCED FILM AND LITERATURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division genre or elective requirement. For English Education majors to satisfy film requirement. An upper-level narrative course that compares literary and cinematic forms by considering classic and/or modern literature through the medium of film. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: None. [UD UCA Core: C, I]

4366 LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. This course may be taught using historical models of criticism or modern theoretical schools of thought. Poetry, drama, and fiction will also be included as a means of applying various theoretical models. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: any two of the following courses: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2319.

4370 GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN LITERATURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements. This variable-topics course includes poetry, prose, and drama that engages the intersection of gender as social constructions, gender as lived experiences, sexuality, and literature. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: any two of the following courses: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, and 2319. [UD UCA Core: D]

4380 AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirements and for African and African-American Studies majors and minors to satisfy a literature requirement. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2312 or 2313 or consent of the instructor. [UD UCA Core: D]

4382 RACE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE Required for African and African-American Studies majors; satisfies the core elective requirement for African/African-American Studies minors and upper-division elective requirement for English majors and minors. This course explores the depictions of racial definitions, identities, and conflicts offered by American writers of various races and may include such writers as Wheatley, Kingston, Ellison, Twain, and O’Connor. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2312 or 2313 or consent of the instructor. [UD UCA Core: D]

4383 ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE   This course is designed to introduce students to some important texts from the various literatures of Asia, along with the aesthetic, religious, and cultural contexts of those works. In addition, students will be introduced to a variety of modern and contemporary texts by Asian-American writers so they may consider any connections that might exist between the traditional texts and their ethnic American successors. Lecture, discussion, writing. May be repeated once with the consent of the chair, if the topics differ. Prerequisite: ENGL 2312 or 2313.

4680 ENGLISH EDUCATION INTERNSHIP II Internship II is taken during the final semester of work in the Teacher Education Program. The internship is conducted in public school secondary settings (grade 7-12) and requires full-day involvement and seminars. Candidates work under the supervision of public school and university professionals. ENGL 4680 Internship II is to be taken concurrently with ENGL 4681 Internship II. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education, completion of all major and professional education course work.

4681 ENGLISH EDUCATION INTERNSHIP II Internship II is taken during the final semester of work in the Teacher Education Program. The internship is conducted in public school secondary settings (grade 7-12) and requires full-day involvement and seminars. Candidates work under the supervision of public school and university professionals. ENGL 4681 Internship II is to be taken concurrently with ENGL 4680 Internship II. Portfolio required. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education, completion of all major and professional education course work.