Professor Dennis Foster, Department Chair
Professors: Timothy Crusius, Ezra Greenspan, Ross Murfin, Jack Myers (Director of Creative Writing), Jasper Neel, C.W. Smith, Willard Spiegelman, Marshall Terry; Associate Professors: Thomas Arp, Steven Daniels (Vice Chair), Michael Holahan, John Lewis, Beth Newman (Director of Undergraduate Studies), Nina Schwartz, Stephen Shepherd (Director of Graduate Studies), Rajani Sudan, Bonnie Wheeler (Director of Medieval Studies); Assistant Professors: Suzanne Bost, Richard Bozorth, David Haynes, Michael Householder, Timothy Rosendale, Martha Satz, Trysh Travis, Keith Williams; Adjunct Assistant Professor: Bruce Levy; Senior Lecturers: Carolyn Channell, Annie Laurie Cooper, Jo Goyne (Director of First-Year Writing), Pamela Lange, Robert Pocklington, Tom Stone; Lecturers: Catherine Civello, Mallory Dubuclet, Mary Jackman, D.J. Kassanoff, Harold Knight, Frank Mitchell, Pauline Newton, Ashley O'Neill, Kristen Polster, Vanessa Read, Ona Seaney, Kelly Smith.
The Bachelor of Arts in English provides a rich intellectual experience through the study of American, British, and other literature written in English. It engages with contemporary modes of literary study in order to arrive at an understanding of how language, culture, and society work. At the same time, it emphasizes the aesthetic, emotional, and intellectual pleasures of imaginative writing. The degree is appropriate for students who wish to obtain a broad liberal education as a foundation for careers or further study, and is especially recommended as pre-professional training for fields (such as law, administration, and business) requiring high proficiency in written and oral communication and in analytical thinking.
I. Core Courses (12 hours total):
ENGL 2305 Poetry or ENGL 2308 Doing Things With Poems
ENGL 3304 Contemporary Approaches to Literature
*ENGL 3305 Major British Authors I: Chaucer through Pope
One of the following:
*ENGL 3306 Major British Authors II: Wordsworth through Yeats
*ENGL 3307 Major American Authors: Emerson through Hemingway
II. Major Elective Courses (12 hours total):
Courses to be selected from any departmental offerings, with these limitations: no more than six additional hours below the 3000 level, including no more than three hours at the 1000 level. The following courses are not acceptable as major electives: ENGL 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, 2301, 2303, and 2311.
III. 4000-Level Literature Courses* (nine hours total from the following):
ENGL 4320 Allegory and Romance
ENGL 4323 Chaucer's Earlier Work
ENGL 4324 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
ENGL 4327/28 Earlier/Later Renaissance Literature
ENGL 4329 Spenser and Milton
ENGL 4331/32 Shakespeare
ENGL 4335 Restoration Literature
ENGL 4336 Eighteenth-Century British Literature
ENGL 4339/40 Earlier/Later Romantic Literature
ENGL 4341/42 Earlier/Later Victorian Literature
ENGL 4361/62/63 Writers
ENGL 4371/72/73 Special Topics
Courses in creative writing (ENGL 4301, 4302, 4303, 4304, and 4391 through 4396) are excluded.
IV. Earlier Literature Corequirement (three hours from among those required in II or III above):
One advanced course (3000-level or above) must deal primarily with literature written before 1800. ENGL 3305 (Major British Authors I) and 4331/32 (Shakespeare) are excluded. Courses that fulfill this requirement are ENGL 3311, 3315, 3321, 3327, 3329, 4320, 4323, 4324, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4335, 4336, 4361, and 4371.
A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses fulfilling major requirements, and English majors must attain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00 among all courses attempted for the major.
The Department strongly recommends 12 hours of foreign language for all English majors. Students expecting to undertake graduate study in English should be advised that graduate schools require a knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Secondary-school certification candidates must fulfill the departmental requirements described above. They should consult the departmental advisers on teacher training about further nondepartmental requirements for certification. (Revisions of these requirements may be mandated by the State of Texas; candidates should be alert to the possibilities of changes.)
The Departmental Distinction Program. Open to seniors by invitation. To enter the program, a student ordinarily must earn an overall G.P.A. of at least 3.00 by the middle of the junior year, and a 3.50 average or better in courses fulfilling requirements for the major. Candidates for distinction must take ENGL 5349 (Seminar in Literary Theory) in the fall of the senior year. Candidates completing ENGL 5349 with a grade of B+ or better will then choose from the following options:
ENGL 5301 Independent Studies (culminating in a Senior Thesis);
ENGL 6390-97: Graduate Seminar in English(requires permission of instructor);
or (for creative writing specialists only)
* ENGL 3305 or 3306 or 3307 (three hours total) is a prerequisite for all 4000-level literature courses. In special cases, one of the courses may be taken concurrently with the first 4000-level course taken by a major.
ENGL 4393, 4394, 4395, or 4396 Directed Studies in Poetry Writing or Directed Studies in Fiction Writing
Candidates must earn a B+ or better in the option selected, and attain a 3.50 G.P.A. in all English Department courses counting towards the major and distinction. English 4393-4396, 5301, 5349 may not be used to satisfy the nine hours required in 4000-Level Literature Courses. A minimum of 36 hours is required to graduate with Departmental Distinction.
Requirement for the Minor in English. The minor in English requires 15 term hours of course work, no more than six of them in courses numbered below 3000. Minors must take one course each out of the following two groups: ENGL 2305, 2306, 2307; ENGL 3305, 3306, 3307. (Note: ENGL 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, and 2311 may not be used to fulfill minor requirements.) One literature course at the 4000 level must be included in the 15 hours. (Note: ENGL 4301, 4302, 4303, 4304, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4394, 4395, and 4396 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.) A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course taken to fulfill the requirement for the English minor.
1300. Foundations for Rhetoric. Writing paragraphs and short, analytic, thesis-directed essays in response to texts. Work on reading comprehension, principles of effective sentence construction, and punctuation.
1301. Introduction to College Writing. The aims and processes of analytical-argumentative discourse. Understanding and evaluating sources. Use of MLA style. Students must earn C- or better.
1302. First-Year Seminar in Rhetoric: Contemporary Issues. Introduction to public intellectual life through inquiry into texts and discursive art. Multidisciplinary and multicultural. Analytical-argumentative writing. Research and oral communication components. Students must earn C- or better.
1303. Seminar in Rhetoric for Peer Tutors. Introduction to public intellectual life through inquiry into texts and discursive art. Multidisciplinary and multicultural. Analytical-argumentative writing. Restricted to students who are Writing Center Peer Tutors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
1320. The World of Shakespeare. Introductory study of eight or nine of Shakespeare's important plays, placing them in historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts.
1325. Chivalry. The development of the ideal of chivalry from its origins in the medieval legends of King Arthur to modern literature.
1350. Tragedy and the Family. The study of individual tragedies and kindred texts in various genres and from various periods.
1355. The American Heroine: Fiction and Fact. Images of the American heroine in popular and traditional literature, studied in terms of their reflection of the evolving roles of American women.
1360. The Myth of the American West. The myth and reality of the American West as seen through key works of history, folklore, and fiction, including study of the serious Western novel and the subliterary "western."
1362. Crafty Worlds. An introductory study of selected twentieth-century novels emphasizing both ideas of modernity and the historical or cultural contexts that generate these ideas.
1365. Literature of Minorities. Representative works of African-American, Hispanic-American, Gay, Asian-American, and Native American literature, both in their immediate cultural context and against the background of the larger American culture.
1370. Contemporary British and American Drama. British and American drama since World War II, from Williams, Miller, and Beckett to Stoppard, Shepard, and Mamet.
ENGL 1302 or departmental approval is prerequisite to all of the following courses:
2301. Scientific and Technical Writing. Designed for students of engineering or of the natural and social sciences.
2303. Intermediate Expository Writing. Practice in writing expository prose designed for students in any field.
2305. Poetry. Analysis, interpretation, and appreciation of poetry, with attention to critical theory.
2306. Fiction. Analysis, interpretation, and appreciation of fiction, with attention to critical theory.
2307. Drama. Analysis, interpretation, and appreciation of dramatic works, with attention to critical theory.
2308. Doing Things With Poems. Introduction to the study of poems, poets, and how poetry works, focusing on a wide range of English and American writers. Some attention to matters of literary history. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program. Satisfies Poetry requirement for English Major.
2311. Interpreting, Understanding, and Doubting. Insights from literature, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and science that explore major modes of interpreting the world in the 20th century and define what constitutes knowledge in the 21stt century. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program.
2312. The Ethical, the Catastrophic, and Human Responsibility. Study of ethical questions derived from history, literature, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy, focused on what constitutes a meaningful life, historical challenges to the bases of ethics, racism, individual freedom, and community responsibility. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program. Prerequisite: ENGL 2311.
2313. Peer Tutor Writing: Modern Problems. Literary representations of social problems, examining both the rights and responsibilities of individuals and the role of social contexts in determining choices. Restricted to students who are Writing Center Peer Tutors.
2321 (ANTH 2321, CFA 3301). The Dawn of Wisdom: Ancient Creation Stories from Four Civilizations. The visions of the cosmos expressed in the art, archaeology, and literature of Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greco-Roman, and Mayan civilizations, emphasizing the role of human beings as central and responsible actors therein.
2322. Guilty Pleasures: Crime and Detection Through the Ages. Examination of classic and not-so-classic detective fiction from Sophocles to the present, focusing primarily on 19th- and 20th-century British and American traditions.
2323. Female Trouble: Stories of Women. Exploration through literary texts of the relation between problems women find themselves faced with and a cultural perception that women are themselves a problem, demonstrating how fiction both contributes and responds to such problems.
2324. Utopias in Literature and Film. The pervasive appeal of the concept of "utopia" from the 16th century to the present as displayed in literature and in film.
2325. Love Stories. Exploration of some of the varied ways in which love has been represented in literature and film from Shakespeare's day to our own.
2327. Literary Studies. An introduction to literary studies based on topics that will vary from semester to semester. Course may be taken more than once for credit.
2328. Fortune, Fame, and Scandal: The American Dream of Success. A survey of the pursuit of fame and fortune in classic American novels of business, politics, sports, and show business, with attention to contemporary parallels.
2391. Introductory Poetry Writing. Workshop in which student poetry and directed exercises in basic techniques form the content of the course. Emphasis on contemporary poetry.
2392. Introductory Fiction Writing. Workshop in theory and technique, and writing of fiction.
2412. Ethical Issues and Community Action. Exploration of major ethical ideas and problems through literary texts, and testing and reflecting upon them through practical involvement in the community. Requires a commitment of time to volunteer community activities. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program.
3199. Directed Studies. Directed readings in a coherent area of a student's choice to be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study and the instructor.
3304. Contemporary Approaches to Literature, Language, and Culture. Introduction to contemporary methods of interpreting literature and to linguistic, cultural, and theoretical issues informing these methods. Readings of literary works to develop awareness of differences and limitations in approaches.
3305. Major British Authors I: Chaucer through Pope. Introduction to earlier periods of English literature through the study of major authors in their historical context and from varied critical and thematic perspectives.
3306. Major British Authors II: Wordsworth through Yeats. Introduction to later periods of English literature through the study of major authors in their historical context and from varied critical and thematic perspectives.
3307. Major American Authors: Emerson through Hemingway. Introduction to later periods of American literature through the study of major authors in their historical context and from varied critical and thematic perspectives.
3309. Advanced Expository Writing. Emphasis on styles and formats appropriate to academic writing, and on individual problems and needs.
3310. The Development of the Short Story. A history of the evolution of the forms and techniques of short fiction with special attention to developments in the 20th century.
3311. The English Novel I. A study of form and theme in selected works from the origins of the English novel to the beginning of the 19th century.
3312. The English Novel II. A study of form and theme in the work of selected novelists from the beginning of the 19th century through the 20th century.
3313. The American Novel I. A study of form and theme in the work of selected novelists from Cooper to James.
3314. The American Novel II. A study of form and theme in the work of selected novelists from James to Faulkner, Bellow, and beyond.
3315. The Development of Drama I. A study of the nature of drama and the dramatic in Western culture through representative texts from 5th-century B.C. Athens through 19th-century Germany. Some attention to contributing issues of theater history.
3316. The Development of Drama II. American and European drama from 1880 to the present. Emphasis on literary values and movements, with cultural and historical backgrounds.
3317. Fiction and Film. Analysis of the form and technique of several novels with secondary attention to the effect upon "story" or content by selected film adaptations.
3318. Modern Poetry. Modern British and American poetry: Auden, Eliot, Frost, Moore, Pound, Stevens, and Yeats.
3319. Comedy. The development of dramatic comedy from classical models through the contemporary play, with consideration of historical influences.
3320. Tragedy. A critical examination and comparative study of the forms taken by the tragic drama of various cultures and historical periods.
3321. Medieval English Literature. Survey of a thousand years of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period, through the high Middle Ages and the works of Chaucer's contemporaries, to the late Middle Ages and the dawn of the Renaissance.
3322. Literature and Myth. A study of myth as story, as content for literature, and as an analytic term.
3323. The Tales of Wales from the Time of King Arthur. Survey of native Welsh literature (in translation) from the sixth to the 20th century. Primary focus on medieval and Arthurian texts and their influence on the British and European literary imagination.
3325. Heroic Visions: The Epic Poetry of Homer and Vergil. The literature of classical heroism in works by Homer and Vergil that influenced the epic traditions of English literature.
3327. Renaissance Drama. Introduction to the analysis of European Renaissance drama in both text and performance. Focus on dramatic traditions and innovations that characterize the rise of the commercial, secular theater in the Renaissance.
3329 CF 3302, MDVL 3329). The World of King Arthur. Study of Britain's greatest native hero and one of the world's most compelling story stocks: the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
3330. Non-Western Culture and Literature. Major 20th-century "third world" literary and cultural texts with emphasis on political and economic contexts of colonialism and post-colonialism.
3331. Gender, Race, and Class: Non-Western Culture and Literature. Gender-oriented readings of literary and cultural/historical texts relating the category of gender to categories of race and class.
3332. Workers, Citizens, Men. Interdisciplinary course examining the construction of contemporary American masculine identity through literature. Explores the challenges posed to an older, genteel model of white masculinity by 20th-century enfranchisement of immigrant and African American men, and modern women.
3341. Victorian Gender. The literature and social history of the period, exploring the received "truths" about gender that prevailed in 19th-century Britain and contrasting those "truths" with the responses of contemporaries as well as with the realities that contradict them.
3342. Writing and the Public Intellectual. Study and practice of writing for a broad, well informed public, including history and current status of the public intellectual. Includes advanced practice in revising and editing expository prose.
3345. British Literature From 1900 to 1939. The waning of Victorian attitudes toward literature and society; World War I and its impact on British writers; the Modernist revolution. Shaw, Forster, Woolf, Lawrence, Auden, Eliot, Yeats.
3346. British Literature since World War II. The end of the British Empire; rejection of the Modernist aesthetic; feminism in politics and literature. Orwell, Waugh, Lessing, Osborne, Pinter, Bond, Churchill, Thomas, Larkin, Hughes, Amis.
3347 (CF 3304). World War I: The British Experience. The experience of a people engaged in a modern total war that demanded, for the first time in British history, universal conscription and constant civilian involvement. The approach is cross-disciplinary.
3348 (CF 3305). Literary Executions: Imagination and Capital Punishment. The literary treatment of capital punishment in drama, poetry, novel, and biography.
3349 (CF 3364). Ethical Implications of Children's Literature. Examination of children's literature with emphasis on notions of morality and evil, including issues of colonialism, race, ethnicity, gender, and class.
3351. American Literature to 1855. Prose and poetry from colonial times through the romantic dilemma, with emphasis on Edwards, Franklin, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville.
3352. American Literature from 1855 to 1900. The turn toward vernacular and the "commonplace," and the development of major voices in American literature.
3353. Mark Twain and the Tradition of American Humor. Readings in Mark Twain and his predecessors, with discussion of humor, the genteel tradition in America, and the vernacular scamp and the self-controlled gentleman.
3354. Contemporary Fiction. The contemporary response to typically "modern" dilemmas in authors such as Nabokov, Bellow, Robbe-Grillet, Borges, Pynchon, and Beckett.
3355. Contemporary Poetry. Major trends in American poetry since 1945, with special consideration of such representative important figures as John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, and Adrienne Rich.
3356. Social Action and Social Vision in American Literature. Exploration of American social problems through imaginative literature and other writings that raise issues of race, gender, and class.
3357 (CF 3363, HIST 3357). Joan of Arc: History, Literature, and Film. The life and later reception of the extraordinary peasant girl, Joan of Arc (ca. 1412 to 1431), who in the two years before she was burned at the stake changed the course of European history.
3358. Literature and the Construction of Homosexuality. A historical exploration of how samesex desire has been represented and understood in modern literature, as considered in the context of philosophical, religious, and scientific texts since the ancient world.
3359 (FL 3359). Masculinities: Images and Perspectives. The representation of male sex roles in Western literature, from Achilles to James Bond. Open to juniors and seniors; sophomores by permission of instructors.
3360. The Writer and Her Work. An exploration of relationships between women's experiences and their writing to identify ways that culture shapes literature and to define characteristic patterns taken by the female imagination.
3361. Literature and Society. The relationship of literature to various social concerns and contexts. Themes and writers studied will vary each term.
3362. Literature and Belief. Study of the expression in literature of ultimate concerns, such as faith, identity, nature, time, and mortality. Themes and writers will vary each term.
3363 (CF 3345). Literature of Religious Reflection. Issues of faith and doubt in British and American literature, drawn from texts reflecting Christian humanism, secular rationalism, individualistic romantic faith, and scientific modernism and other modern alternatives.
3364 (FL 3364). Philosophical and Literary Ideas of The Other: Through a Glass Darkly. An important question in Western intellectual tradition is "Who is the Other?" This course explores both dialectical and linguistic structures of the "I" and "the Other" in philosophy, literature, and politics.
3365. American Literature from 1900 to 1940. Beginnings of the modern spirit and development of new literary forms in the work of such authors as James, Stevens, Eliot, Frost, Faulkner, Hemingway, Cather, and Wharton.
3366. American Literature since 1940. Values and attitudes in transition in the work of major American writers of the past 60 years, such as Barth, Mailer, Pynchon, Walker, and Flannery O'Connor.
3367. African-American Literature. Major African-American writers and their works, and various social and historical influences.
3368. Literature of the Southwest. 19th- and 20th-century Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American literature of the Southwestern United States.
3369 (CF 3398). Jewish-American Literature and Culture. An interdisciplinary introduction to Jewish culture through literature, especially in the American environment, as well as to the issues in studying any distinctive ethnic and cultural literature.
3370 (CF 3370). Women and the Southwest. A study and exploration of women writers, artists, and thinkers in the American Southwest and their vision of this region as singularly hospitable to women's culture.
3371. Chicana/Chicano Literature. A broad examination of major 20th-century Mexican-American writers and their works in the context of various social, geographic, political, and historical influences. Some knowledge of Spanish will be helpful to students, but is not a prerequisites for the course.
3372. History of U.S. Hispanic Literature. Historical overview examining the literary heritage of Hispanics within the United States borders, beginning with Spanish colonial explorers in the 17th century and continuing into the present. Some knowledge of Spanish will be helpful to students, but is not a prerequisite for the course.
3375. Expatriate Writers: The Invention of Modernism. Introduction to the rise of literary modernism in early twentieth century Europe through selected readings of expatriate authors working in Paris.
3376. The History of the English Language. The development of English from Anglo-Saxon to the present.
3377. Structure of the English Language. A linguistic introduction to present day American English spoken and written. Topics include theory and description, basic grammatical structures, and their application to writing and regional and stylistic variation.
3380. The Literature of Vision. An examination of the ways in which prophets and imaginative writers have sought to communicate the source, content, and meaning of "things invisible to mortal sight," whether as a consummation of or a challenge to the leading ideas of their time.
3391. Intermediate Poetry Writing. (Prerequisite ENGL 2391 or permission of the instructor).
3392. Intermediate Fiction Writing. (Prerequisite ENGL 2392 or permission of the instructor).
3398. English Studies Internship. For junior and senior English majors only. Work experience related to English studies. Instruction in professional communication. Workshop format, oneonone consultation with instructor. Prerequisite: Open to a limited number of students by permission of instructor.
3399. Directed Studies. Directed readings in a coherent area of a student's choice, to be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the instructor.
4301, 4303. Craft of Poetry I, II. Examination of various readings for their usefulness from a poet's point of view. Emphasis on observation of technique rather than on interpretation. Prerequisite 4301: ENGL 2391. Prerequisite 4303: ENGL 4301.
4302, 4304. Craft of Fiction I, II. Examination of various readings for their usefulness from a fiction writer's point of view. Emphasis on observation of technique rather than on interpretation. Prerequisite 4302: ENGL 2392. Prerequisite 4304: ENGL 4302.
ENGL 3305 or 3306 or 3307 or departmental approval is prerequisite to all courses numbered 4320 through 4373:
4320. Allegory and Romance. A study of two of the most influential kinds of English literature written between the 13th and 15th centuries.
4323. Chaucer's Earlier Work. Introduction to the early poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer, to medieval poetics, and to reading skills in Middle English.
4324. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, to medieval poetics, and to reading skills in Middle English.
4327. Earlier Renaissance Literature. The literature of the 16th century, from More's Utopia and the lyrics of Wyatt and Surrey to Shakespeare's Sonnets and Spenser's The Faerie Queene.
4328. Later Renaissance Literature. The poetry, prose, and drama of the first half of the 17th century, exclusive of Milton, with emphasis on Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Marvell, Browne, and Bacon.
4329. The Poetry of Spenser and Milton. Two major authors of the English Renaissance and recent criticism concerning their achievements in different literary genres.
4331. Shakespeare. A careful study of nine or 10 plays concentrating upon the histories, comedies, and earlier tragedies.
4332. Shakespeare. A careful study of nine or 10 plays concentrating upon the later tragedies and the last plays.
4335. Restoration Literature. Emphasis on Milton, Dryden, and the Restoration dramatists.
4336. Eighteenth-Century British Literature. Emphasis on Pope, Swift, Boswell, and Johnson, with some attention to minor poetry of the mid-century and to the rise of the novel.
4339. Earlier Romantic Literature. An introduction to Romanticism, poetry and prose, with emphasis on Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge.
4340. Later Romantic Literature. Romanticism continued, with emphasis on the poetry and prose of Byron, Keats, Shelley, Jane Austen, and Emily Brontë.
4341. Earlier Victorian Literature. Social, intellectual, and artistic concerns in the works of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and selected 19th-century novelists and prose writers.
4342. Later Victorian Literature. The movement toward modern literature and ideas in Rossetti, Swinburne, Hopkins, and selected 19th-century novelists and prose writers.
4361, 4362, 4363. Writers. Intensive study of one or more writers. Writers will vary each term.
4371, 4372, 4373. Special Topics. Intensive study of a narrowly defined topic in literature. May include literary history, theory, and cultural contexts. Topics will vary each term.
4391. Advanced Poetry Writing. An advanced course for students seriously interested in the composition of poetry. Prerequisite: ENGL 3391 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for additional credit.
4392. Advanced Fiction Writing. An advanced course for students seriously interested in writing the short story or novel. Prerequisite: ENGL 3392 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for additional credit.
4393, 4395. Directed Studies in Poetry Writing. Prerequisite: Open to a limited number of students by permission of instructor.
4394, 4396. Directed Studies in Fiction Writing. Prerequisite: Open to a limited number of students by permission of instructor.
5301, 5302, 5303, 5304. Independent Studies. Directed readings in an area of the student's choice, to be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the instructor. A paper will be required. Open only to candidates for Departmental Distinction and to graduate students.
5310. Discourse in the Social Sciences. History, characteristics, and functions of scientific writing. Special focus: rhetoric of inquiry, science as persuasion. Practice in editing of scientific prose. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
5349. Seminar in Literary Theory. A seminar for candidates for departmental distinction, designed to acquaint them with particular approaches to literature. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
5371 (ANTH 5359). Linguistics: General. Introduction to the study of language as a part of human culture.
5388. Seminar in Teaching Writing. Contemporary theory and practice of teaching writing: discourse and rhetorical theory, conferencing and small group work, designing composition curricula, writing in all disciplines. Special emphasis on argumentation and persuasion.
Students taking a Creative Writing Specialization within the English major must fulfill all requirements for the English major. All 12 elective hours within the regular major will be devoted to courses selected from the list below. No more than 12 of these hours will be credited toward the major, though additional English courses of all kinds are encouraged.
ENGL 2391 Introductory Poetry Writing
ENGL 2392 Introductory Fiction Writing
ENGL 3391 Intermediate Poetry Writing. (Prerequisite: ENGL 2391 or permission of instructor).
ENGL 3392 Intermediate Fiction Writing. (Prerequisite: ENGL 2392 or permission of instructor).
ENGL 4301 Craft of Poetry I. (Prerequisite: ENGL 2391 or permission of instructor).
ENGL 4302 Craft of Fiction I. (Prerequisite: ENGL 2392 or permission of instructor).
ENGL 4303 Craft of Poetry II. (Prerequisite: ENGL 4301 or permission of instructor).
ENGL 4304 Craft of Fiction II. (Prerequisite: ENGL 4302 or permission of instructor).
ENGL 4391 Advanced Poetry Writing. (Prerequisite: ENGL 3391 or permission of instructor).
ENGL 4392 Advanced Fiction Writing. (Prerequisite: ENGL 3392 or permission of instructor).
*ENGL 4393, 4395 Directed Studies in Poetry Writing. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor).
*ENGL 4394, 4396 Directed Studies in Fiction Writing. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor).
*Students may apply to individual instructors for Directed Study in Poetry or in Fiction only if they have completed 12 hours in Creative Writing courses, with at least nine of those hours in the genre in which the student is applying.