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English

Literature Courses

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ENG 201HW
Honors Colloquy

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 4, WRITING LEVEL 2 and permission of the Honors Office. Required of all Honors students. Explores the elements of critical and creative thinking. Emphasizes relationships among thinking, writing, and productive interaction with others, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of truth and knowledge. Includes project and/or research writing at instructor's discretion. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in ENG 201H or IHU 201H but not both. (45-0)

ENG 219W
Literary Analysis

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College  Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. Surveys and practices methods of literary interpretation and appreciation, from the close reading strategies of New Criticism to the contemporary considerations of reader-response theory. Interpretive papers on particular works of fiction, poetry and drama are required. Credit may be earned in ENG 219W or LIT 219HW but not both. (45-0)

ENG 220W
Readings in Poetry
(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Studies the background, developments, and the current state of modern poetry. Emphasizes poetry by American and British authors. (45-0)

ENG 221W
Readings in the Short Story

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. The student will read selected short stories of British, American, and other authors in addition to increasing one's understanding of this relatively modern form, the student will explore ways in which the short story is personally meaningful in depicting our perception of ourselves and the world in which we live. (45-0)

ENG 222W
Readings in The Novel

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course. with a minimum grade of C. From a reading of selected novels the student will develop understanding of the novel form. The student will also learn how to derive personal meaning and satisfaction from novels chosen from different times, places, and cultures. (45-0)

ENG 223W
Readings in Drama

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or instructor permission. Studies historical and popular American, British and other plays. Examines the effects of drama on both American, British and other cultures. (45-0)

ENG 224W
Thematic Approaches in Literature
(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Examines a body of literature organized by the selection of material either from the works of one author, genre, or topic, or a combination thereof. (e.g. science fiction, war novel, thrillers, horror, etc.) Course content to be announced each semester prior to registration. Credit may be earned in ENG 224 or ENG 224H but not in both. (45-0)

ENG 224HW
Thematical Approaches in Literature (Honors)

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor and permission of the Honors Office. Examines a body of literature organized by the selection of material either from the works of one author, genre, or topic, or a combination thereof. (e.g. science fiction, war novel, thrillers, horror, etc.) Course content to be announced each semester prior to registration. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in either ENG 224 or ENG 224H but not in both.(45-0)

ENG 226W
Introduction to Film

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Follows the creation of a film from the original idea to final production. Examines film as a mode of popular entertainment and as an art form. Focuses on identifying the media's components and developing the viewers' standards of appreciation. Credit may be earned in ENG 226 or IHU 226 but not in both. (45-0)

ENG 227W
The American Motion Picture

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.. Studies popular films, with major emphasis on American culture as reflected in the motion picture. Examines the effect of the images portrayed in motion pictures on the perception of American society and history; topics vary from semester to semester. (45-0)

ENG 228W
Masterpieces of World Literature: Beginnings through 1600s

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Surveys world literature through 1600 that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the masterpieces of the Western tradition. Concentrates on recurring themes, such as a person's relationship to God and nature, individual and social morality, liberty and responsibility, social and economic justice, and the search for a meaningful existence. Credit may be earned in ENG 228 or ENG 228H but not in both. (45-0)

ENG 228HW, Masterpieces of World Literature: Beginnings through 1600s (Honors)
(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor and permission of the Honors Office. Surveys world literature through 1600 that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the masterpieces of the Western tradition. Concentrates on recurring themes, such as a person's relationship to God and nature, individual and social morality, liberty and responsibility, social and economic justice, and the search for a meaningful existence. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in either ENG 228 or ENG 228H, but not in both. (45-0)

ENG 229W
Masterpieces of World Literature:
1600s to Present

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Surveys world literature from the 1600s to the present including but not necessarily limited to the masterpieces of the Western tradition. Concentrates on recurring themes, such as a person's relationship to God and nature, individual and social morality, liberty and responsibility, social and economic justice, and the search for a meaningful existence. Credit may be earned in ENG 229 or ENG 229H. (45-0)

ENG 229HW
Masterpieces of World Literature: 1600s to the Present (Honors)

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor and permission of the Honors Office. Surveys world literature from the 1600s to the present including but not necessarily limited to the masterpieces of the Western tradition. Concentrates on recurring themes, such as a person's relationship to God and nature, individual and social morality, liberty and responsibility, social and economic justice, and the search for a meaningful existence. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in either ENG 229W or ENG 229HW, but not in both. (45-0)

ENG 232W Readings in Modern Non-Fiction (3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Studies selected modern (post-1945) and contemporary non-fiction works in order to understand the variety of forms and expression which are possible. Concentrates on themes and topics which are a recurring part of the human condition. (45-0)

ENG 241W
Introduction to Mythology
(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Provides an introduction to some of the concepts of mythology and the presence of these concepts in art and literature in particular. Considers the functions of mythology, the universality of the journey pattern in all myths, the nature of mythic imagery, the distinction between mythos and logos as patterns in thinking, the approaches available in examining particular myths and the application of all these dimensions in reading a given story. (45-0)

ENG 242W
Introduction to British Literature

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Provides a sampling of the work of some of the major authors in British Literature. Requires works to be read and examined for an understanding of the material, an appreciation of the literary forms and for the awareness of unifying themes that hold together a culture's conceptual framework. Enhances reading skills and aesthetic appreciation through exposure, discussion, writing and critical thinking. (45-0)

ENG 245W
Biblical Literature: Old Testament

(3 credits)

This course will be a critical study of the literature of the Old Testament. It will treat the Old Testament Canon in its historical development, and examine both the literary styles and the changing theological and ethical ideas. (45-0)

ENG 250W
Literature for Preschool Children
(3 credits)

Surveys quality fiction and nonfiction trade books for preschool children, with emphasis on top writers and illustrators of the best, most engaging literature. Increases awareness of how literature speaks to young children and engages them in language and learning experiences. (45-0)

ENG 251W
Children's Literature

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Surveys literature for children in the elementary grades. Explores quality trade books for children; presents respected writers and illustrators in various genres. Dispels commonly misconceived and generic thinking about children's literature, replacing with more perceptive criteria and reflective judgment of book selection. Results in greater knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of children's literature. (60-0)

ENG 252W
Young Adult Literature

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. Explores literature written for and about young adults, defined as those students in middle or junior high and high school. Surveys quality trade books, with emphasis on top writers of the best, most engaging literature. Increases awareness of how literature speaks to young adults and engages them in language and learning experiences. Appropriate for general students of literature and those planning to enter careers in secondary education, sociology, psychology, and juvenile justice. (45-0)

ENG 262W
Holocaust History and Literature

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.`Covers the years 1933 to 1945, focusing on the role of perpetrators, victims, bystanders, and those involved in resistance and rescue. Uses a variety of literature that assesses how did the Holocaust happen? Who is responsible? What can we learn from this catastrophe? (45-0)

ENG 269W
Native North American Literature

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Surveys the literature of Native North Americans: poetry, short stories, novels and non-fiction, including biographies of important Indian leaders. Develops an understanding of the cultures which produced the literature. (45-0)

ENG 271W
American Literature to 1865

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Studies major movements and themes in American literature as they appear in the works of important authors from the Puritan period to and including the Age of Romanticism. Credit may be earned in either ENG 271W or ENG 271HW, but not in both. (45-0)

ENG 271H
American Literature to 1865 (Honors)
(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Studies major movements and themes in American literature as they appear in the works of important authors from the Puritan period to and including the Age of Romanticism. Credit may be earned in either ENG 271W or ENG 271HW, but not in both. (45-0)

ENG 272W
American Literature Since 1865

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Studies major movements and themes in American Literature after the age of Romanticism through the Age of Realism and New Directions. (45-0)

ENG 274W
Mexican-American Literature

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of Cor permission of the instructor. Studies novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction by Mexican-Americans. Explores some cultural elements such as ethnicity, self-hood, self-definition, machismo and gender issues, religious influences, the tradition of curanderos and la llorona. Constructs an understanding of how culture (can) affect creative expression. (45-0)

ENG 276W
Contemporary American Fiction

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Studies trends, techniques, and themes in recent American novels and short stories. Requires reading, analyzing, and critiquing works of modern writers. (45-0)

ENG 277W
Early African-American Literature

(3 Credits)

 Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Studies trends, techniques, and themes in recent American novels and short stories. Requires reading, analyzing, and critiquing works of modern writers. (45-0)

ENG 278W
Modern African-American Literature

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Studies current trends in both cultural and historical contexts. Examines the ways in which Modern African-American Literature is influenced by American history and how it affects the lives of African-Americans. (45-0)

ENG 283W
Literature of Mysticism

3 credits)

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C.  Explores literature about mysticism, both secular and religious. Designed to help students begin an inner search for authenticity, personal integration and self-awareness. Provides a variety of possibilities for developing innate potentialities and for achieving altered states of consciousness through awareness exercises, meditation, chanting, fantasy journeys and journal writing. (45-0)

ENG 285W
Women in Literature

(3 credits)

Discusses women as literary characters and as authors in time periods and cultures selected by instructor. Concentrates on women's perceptions of social structures, the blending of private and public spheres, and women's relationships to the world of publishing and literary criticism. Contrasts a woman-centered look at literature with more traditional, canonical approach to literature. (45-0)

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