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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
COOP 336
Co-Op English
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COOP 436
Intrn-English
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ED 350
Tch English Lang Learners
Introduces participants to background, methods, and strategies needed to effectively teach English Language Learners. Includes research and theory of second language acquisition, bilingualism, the difference between social and academic proficiency,,and the roles that culture and language play in learning. Explores importance of native language support in achieving academic success and teacher's role in building a safe classroom where diversity of languages and cultures and welcomed and encoura,ged. Investigates culturally diverse students' values expressed through beliefs and behaviors. Requires active participation through class discussion, opportunities for practice-teaching, evaluation and development of materials and instructional pl|
ENG 110
Writing I
Introduces students to the composing strategies of college writing through a gradual progression from expressive discourse toward explanatory discourse. When necessary, work is done in punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Each semester.|
ENG 111
College Writing
Emphasizes development of critical thinking through analytical and argumentative writing and introduces students to research writing. Each semester. (Credit for advanced placement English or satisfactory SAT verbal scores do not exempt students from,fulfilling the university writing requirement.) Students who have received credit for courses equivalent to ENG 111 must document such transfer credit on a checksheet from the Office of the Registrar. Unless exempt, all students must take ENG 111.|
ENG 115
Comp For Inter Students
Helps ESL writers to develop an understanding of the English grammar system, to discern the systematic patterns that exist in the language, to develop a vocabulary in order to express their ideas in English, and to recognize the rhetorical structure,of the language. Satisfies the requirement for ENG 111.|
ENG 130
Literary Experience
Provides a wide selection of literature to introduce the student to various literary genres. No prerequisite. Recommended for all students. Each semester.|
ENG 140
Drama As Lit
Introduces students to the structures and strategies playwrights use to create different experiences for their readers. Draws on a variety of plays to focus on how to read a dramatic text so as to perceive the special cues it uses to stimulate imagi,native engagement and how the text can be translated into theatrical performance. No prerequisites.|
ENG 160
Discovering Language
Introduces students to the world of language-how it works, how it's used, what it's made of, what it does, and the myriad ways that language shapes and affects our lives and experience of the world.|
ENG 198
Intro Eng Stdy: Rhet & Poet I
For English majors. Introduces students to reading, writing, and interpreting texts, and to different theoretical and critical approaches within English Studies. Students will learn and apply rhetorical theories and strategies for the analysis and,production of texts. Emphasis on research methods and writing within the discipline. Course fulfills General Education English 111 requirement (I.A.) for English majors.|
ENG 199
Intro To English Studies
Designed for and required of English majors. Provides intensive introduction to reading, discussing, and writing about literature. A small number of texts will be read, allowing for an introduction to different theoretical and critical approaches to, English studies. Students will apply various theories as they analyze texts. Students will use research techniques appropriate for English majors. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. S,pring, annually.|
ENG 200
Comp & Lit
Stresses the writing of papers as a direct result of reading, analysis, discussion, and interpretation of a variety of literary types. Examines fiction, plays, essays, and poems from various cultural perspectives. Addresses research techniques and re,lated skills. Includes studies of women and minority writers. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 202
Beg Creat Writing
Introduces the techniques of creative writing in prose and poetry. Emphasizes writing practice for students and opportunities for guidance and critical examination of their work. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general ed,ucation writing requirement.|
ENG 207
Research Meth & Writing
Teaches how to conduct research and how to write a research paper. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 221
Lit Beg To 1800
Surveys English literature and its historic, intellectual, and cultural contexts beginning with Beowulf and extending through the works of such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Swift, Dryden, and Johnson, and provides highlights of the,development of modern English. Fall, annually.|
ENG 222
Eng Lit 1800 To Present
Surveys English literature from circa 1800 and includes selected works of such major writers as the Wordsworths, Coleridge, the Shelleys, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Woolf, Joyce, Eliot, and Lessing. Spring, annually.|
ENG 225
Us Lit Beg To 1860
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from its beginnings to 1860. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as m,inority authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Fall, annually.|
ENG 226
Us Lit 1860 To Present
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from 1860 to the present. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as minor,ity authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Spring, annually.|
ENG 227
World Lit:Backgrd & Trad
Examines some of the world's most influential literature, providing an overview of literary history from antiquity into the 19th century. Considers Asian, Middle Eastern, and pre-colonial American literatures as well as works from the European tradi,tion. Fall, annually.|
ENG 228
Modern Contemp World Lit
Surveys international literature from the past 150 years, with a focus on the fiction, drama, and poetry of significant authors. Studies national literatures within their respective social, historical, and geographical contexts, with an effort to id,entify cross-cultural developments. Spring, annually.|
ENG 230
Intro Afri-Amer Lit
Provides insight into the African-American experience through the reading and discussion of the works of African-American writers who have made significant contributions to literature. Includes various genres: poetry, short fiction, drama, film, the, novel, autobiography. No prerequisite.|
ENG 231
Intro Asian-Amer Lit
Provides an overview of Asian-American literature, introducing students to representative authors from its various periods of development, emphasizing contemporary works in different genres. No prerequisite.|
ENG 232
Intro To Native Am Lit
This course features Native American folktales and narratives, literature and contemporary films in order to discuss the Native American experience in relation to and independent of Europeans. The course will involve plotting an American history tim,eline and mapping reservations, as well as featuring moments in Native American history in conjunction with the literature under examination. External American and African American authors will also be used to fully understand the value of Native Am,erican literature.|
ENG 241
Voices In Canadian Lit
Introduces major English-Canadian writers, presented in their cultural and historical contexts. Selected French-Canadian works in English supplement the core offerings. No prerequisite.|
ENG 242
Intro To Amer Folklore
Introduces the major genres of American folklore: legend, tale, folk belief, song and ballad, and material folk culture; and various folk groups in America: occupational, gender, ethnic, age, regional, and their traditions. Analyzes examples of Am,erican literature and American popular culture through an examination of their American folk elements. Provides students with fieldwork experiences and methods of analysis of oral, customary, and material traditions. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
ENG 243
English Bible As Lit
This course offers a literary, historical and folkloric approach to the Bible in English. We will read much of the Bible, using a modern English translation of the King James version. We will place these readings in their literary, cultural, histor,ical and geographical contexts, approaching the Bible as an anthology of sorts, containing writings of considerable literary merit and literary and cultural interest.|
ENG 244
Spec Topics
Focuses on themes and topics of universal and/or current interest as embodied in literature. The special subject of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-registration. Suitable for both English and non-English majors and may be taken up,to three times for credit, provided different topics are offered. On demand.|
ENG 249
Satire
Provides an understanding of what satire is, what it accomplishes, and how it is related to other literary modes. Students will analyze subjects often targeted by satirists, such as racism, sexism, etc., and satiric techniques in such forms as fictio,n (which will include short stories by women and minority writers), poetry, art, music, films, and television satire. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
ENG 250
Western Mythology
Concentrates on Greco-Roman myth and legends to demonstrate the systematic nature and recurrent patterns of mythology. Designed to give students a thorough knowledge of content and to clarify questions of form. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
ENG 254
Movie Studies
Explores how movies mean through readings of various classic and popular texts, how movies construct viewers, and how they simultaneously mirror and create the cultures of which they are a part.Prerequisite: Successful completion of Gen. Ed. writing,requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 262
Intro To Eng Lang
Deals generally with the nature of language and specifically with the grammatical structures of modern English, its regional and social varieties, and certain highlights of its historical development. Each semester.|
ENG 263
Eng Grammars & Eng Usage
Provides an intensive study of English grammar and problems in usage. Emphasizes differences between prescriptive and descriptive approaches to usage, and between traditional and generative approaches to grammar. Each semester.|
ENG 265
Survey Of Women's Lit
Surveys women writers from the Medieval period to the present. The contributions of these women to a distinctly female literary tradition provides the focus of study, but critical issues regarding women's literature will also be discussed and explore,d. Pedagogical techniques will include lecture, discussion, film, and collaborative learning, among others. Fall, annually.|
ENG 270
Trng For Writing Ctr Tut
In conjunction with weekly staff meetings throughout the semester, tutors learn methods of responding to student writing, implementing corrective measures, and teaching as well as using word processing. Tutors are accepted by invitation only on the b,asis of performance in writing courses; minimum 3.0 QPA. Venango Campus only. Each semester.|
ENG 297
Writing & Visual Argument
Provides instruction in composing a visual, rhetorically driven argument based on an alphabetic text traditionally taught in composition classrooms. Elements of composition instruction such as planning, organization, rhetorical choices, audience awa,reness, purpose, and argument provide the foundation for written and visual assignments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 111.|
ENG 298
Read & Writ Argmt & Persuasion
Offers advanced practice in analyzing and creating argumentative and persuasive texts, both written and visual. Students will analyze, write about, and produce written and visual arguments and persuasive texts in popular, political,legal, and academ,ic fields. Includes readings, writing, research, and presentations. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement.|
ENG 301
Writing Non-Fict Prose
Provides experience in writing non-fiction. Focuses on any of several types of non-fiction, including formal essay, autobiography, and creative non-fiction. Students will also study published examples of the genre under consideration and will critiq,ue examples presented by peers. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 303
Craft Of Fiction
Provides extensive practice in writing fiction. Student work receives intensive group critique. Course standards roughly approximate those of commercial fiction editors. Prerequisite: ENG 202 or permission of instructor, based on examination of wri,ting samples. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 304
Craft Of Poetry
Provides the advanced writer intensive practice in the writing of poetry. Students must produce a portfolio of high-quality poetry by the end of the course. Prerequisite: ENG 202 or permission of instructor based on examination of writing samples. Sp,ring, annually.|
ENG 306
Scien And Tech Writing
Provides experience in writing practical prose in a variety of scientific and/or technical settings for a broad spectrum of readers. Involves techniques of writing documents of definition, mechanism, and process description; sets of instructions; pro,posals and reports; and the use of appropriate document and graphic designs. Especially useful to majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and others. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Spring, odd-numbere,d years.|
ENG 307
Business Writing
Uses specialized formats and the composing process to introduce the unique type of writing used in the business and organizational world. Emphasizes identifying and addressing diverse audiences with the specific messages needed. Students critique all, types of communications, use collaborative learning techniques, and develop skills needed to communicate in a pluralistic society. Requires students to compose letters, memos, persuasive messages, and reports. All documents must be typewritten. Prer,equisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.|
ENG 311
16th Century Prose/Po
Examines the non-dramatic literature of the 16th century and focuses on such figures as Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 313
17th Century Eng Lit
Provides critical examination of the works, genres, and contexts of such figures as Bacon, Browne, Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Marvell, and Milton. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 315
18th Cent Eng Lit
Provides a critical examination of the words, contexts, and genres of such representative writers as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Defoe, Johnson, Boswell, and Gray, and traces the rise of the modern novel from Defoe through Austen and the role of women as au,thors and audience. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 317
Eng Romanticism
Considers the major works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and their contemporaries such as Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others, and relates them to the intellectual, political, and social currents of the time. Spring, even-,numbered years.|
ENG 319
Studies In Victorian Lit
Focuses on such poets and essayists as Carlyle, Newman, Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, the Rossettis, and Meredith. Examines the current renewal of interest in poetry by women and noncanonical writers. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 324
Images Of Working-Class Life
Examines the experience of working-class people from a number of perspectives: non-fiction, fiction, poetry, song, drama, film. Focuses on themes of class, identity, cultural influences, and economic and political power as they explicitly relate to, the issue of work. Offered Spring odd years. Prerequisite: For ENG credit successful completion of or exemption from general education writing requirement; for SOC credit SOC 211. Spring, odd years.|
ENG 325
Studies In Early American Lit
Explores various topics in 17th and 18th century American literature against the backdrop of Puritanism. Bradstreet, Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, and Wheatley are among the major figures encountered. Gives attention to the dynamics of molding a distinc,tively national literature. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 326
Studies In Amer Romanticism
Studies a selected group of writers to illustrate their contributions to American art and thought and their relationships with the development of Romanticism in the first half of the 19th century. Emphasizes Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thore,au, and Whitman. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 327
Studies in Amer Real & Natural
Studies a selected group of writers to illustrate the development of realism and naturalism in American literature in the latter half of the 19th century. Emphasizes Twain, James, Howells, Crane, Norris, and Dickinson. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 328
Studies In Am Lit 1900-1945
Examines the period less as a unified site to be surveyed in terms of fiction, poetry, and drama than as a problematic field to be studied in terms of race, gender, and class. Authors include Wharton, Cather, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Hurston, and Faul,kner. Fall, annually.|
ENG 329
Studies In Contemp Amer Lit
Investigates the very idea of a canon for American literature since World War II and discusses strategies for reading such representative authors as Roth, Coover, Oates, and Morrison. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 331
Stu In Afri-Amer Novel
Studies in depth the development of the African-American novel from its origins in the slave narratives to the present. How do African-American novels fit into the larger tradition of African-American literature? What modes of thematic and narrative,discourse mark the particular characteristics of the African-American novel? Includes Douglass, Chesnutt, McKay, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Reed, Walker, and Morrison.|
ENG 332
Brit Novel 19th Cent
Explores the English novel from Austen to Hardy. Nine or ten novels are studied with selections from Austen, Scott, Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray, Disraeli, Meredith, Trollope, the Brontes, Gaskell. No prerequisite; however, one semester of English lite,rature survey (ENG 221 or 222) is recommended. Fall, even-numbered years.|
ENG 334
Studies In Modern British Lit
Examines the relationship between social and cultural change and the creation of literature and theory in British literature from 1900 to the close of World War II. Provides an opportunity to compare genres and to study key literary movements. No p,rerequisite. One semester of ENG 221 or 222 is recommended. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 335
Studies In Contemp British Lit
Examines British literature produced from the end of World War II to the present. Provides an opportunity to compare genres and to study significant literary and cultural movements. No prerequisite. One semester of ENG 221 or 222 is recommended.,Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 339
Short Stories
Traces the evolution of the short story from the 19th century to the present. Elements such as plot, character, theme, style, and point of view are studied. Readings are drawn from a variety of writers representing a diversity of cultures: Poe, deMau,passant, Chopin, Gilman, Faulkner, Ellison, Kafka, Hurston, Fuentes, Lessing, Silko, Walker, and LeGuin. Spring, annually.|
ENG 340
Studies in Graphic Narratives
Introduces students to the scholarly study of sequential art, comics, graphic novels, and graphic narratives. Texts and approach will vary. Prerequisites: ENG 111 or equivalent.|
ENG 341
20th Century Poetry
Provides explication and discussion of works by such writers as Yeats, Frost, Eliot, Plath, L. Hughes, Auden, Brooks, and Rich. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 342
English Drama 1642
Presents an overview of English drama in its first two phases, Medieval and Renaissance (non-Shakespearean). Includes literary, theatrical, and cultural studies. No prerequisite. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 343
Eng Drama 1660-1850
Presents some of the major forms of drama in this extremely varied 200-year period, with possible focuses on heroic tragedy, Restoration comedy, sentimental comedy, Victorian melodrama, and the precursors of modern English drama. No prerequisite. F,all, even-numbered years.|
ENG 344
Modern Drama To 1950
Surveys influential dramatic literature of the Continental, British, and American theater from 1850 to 1950 through lectures, discussion, and experiences related to the modern stage. No prerequisite. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 345
Contemporary Drama
Explores the diversity and vitality of British, American, and World theater since 1950 through selected texts and theatrical experiences. No prerequisite. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 350
Movie Genres
Explores genre as sets of narrative conventions that have vitalized American movies. Demonstrates genre to be a socializing force as well as a mirror of social change. Considers representations of race, gender, and class in various genres. Spring, od,d-numbered years.|
ENG 352
Topics In Folklore
Provides intense study of one or more aspects of folklore study. Focuses on one or more folk groups, a particular folk genre, folklore and popular culture, or folklore and literature. Offers students a fieldwork experience-collection, transcription,,classification-and methods of analysis of oral traditions. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
ENG 353
American Voices
Provides an introduction to American dialectology and sociolinguistics. Emphasizes the great diversity and vitality of American English. Covers the causes and mechanisms of linguistic changes, the role of language differences in society, and the rele,vance of dialectology to language teaching. Pays special attention to the regional speech patterns of Pennsylvania. No prerequisite. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 354
Topics In World Lit
Provides an in-depth study of world literature through the examination of the development of a particular literary genre, movement, or theme that crosses national or cultural boundaries; or a significant national or cross-cultural English language tr,adition that falls outside the conventional canons of British and American literature. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 355
Topics Lit Theory
Provides a historical study of literary criticism and aesthetic theory with emphasis upon modern trends. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 356
Rhetor Thy For Writers
Explores such questions as why do we communicate in writing, how does writing help us learn, how does writing facilitate, change, or affect the nature of communication? Students examine in detail the works of figures such as Plato, Cicero, Nietzsche,, Bakhtin, Derrida, and Kristeva, and study how rhetorical theory is used in everyday communication. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement.|
ENG 361
English Study Off-Campus
Provides students with an opportunity to travel to significant literary and historical sites while reading and discussing related texts. Students would travel during university breaks and would meet with the instructor for orientation prior to trave,l. After travel is completed, students will turn in assignments according to a schedule developed by instructor. No prerequisite. Spring, even-numbered years on demand.|
ENG 363
Literature and Medicine
Explores the broad range of literature (short fiction, novel, poetry, memoir, drama/film) that expresses the human experiences of illness, disability, healing, and dying from the perspectives of patients, caregivers, and health care practitioners (ph,ysicians, nurses, allied health professionals). The course will emphasize social and historical contexts and represent the diversity of these experiences, especially in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, and class, with further consideration of the inf,luences of scientific and technological advances over time. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement.|
ENG 364
Literature of Aging
Explores the broad range of literature (short fiction, novel, poetry, memoir,drama/film) that expresses the human experiences of aging and depicts images of aging and the aged, with a focus on aging in relationship to identity, love, family, and comm,unity and on the concerns of independence/dependence, loneliness/alienation, friendship, faith, creativity and renewal, ageism, death, and bereavement from literary and social scientific perspectives. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful compl,etion of the general education writing requirement.|
ENG 365
Images Women Lit
Examines images of women in myth, literature, and the culture at large and applies contemporary feminist critical approaches to the study of these images. Spring, annually.|
ENG 368
Gender, Lit, Popular Culture
Examines representations, issues, constructions of gender in literature, myth, and popular culture. The focus and theme will vary. Applies feminist, queer, and cultural theory to the texts. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 111, and sopho,more standing.|
ENG 380
Language And Culture
An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Focuses on the main areas of intersection between language and culture. Topics may include: animal communication systems; primate language studies; the evolution of language; linguistic diversity; linguis,tic relativity (a.k.a. the Sapir/Whorf Hypothesis); language endangerment and revival; nonverbal communication; linguistic field methods; ethnopoetics; sociolinguistics; language and identity; language and gender; and the ethnography of speaking. Fr,om an examination of such topics, students will learn to see how people use language to create and maintain their cultures, and to recognize the ways in which language itself influences human thought and behavior.|
ENG 381
Documentary Writing
Examines the historical, social, literary, and rhetorical significance of the genre of documentary writing combined with practice of the genre itself. Emphaszizes documentary writing as a means of witness, inquiry, and persuasion. Students select a, field site and use ethnographic and ssecondary research to produce a portfolio of documentary essays. Historical and current examples of documentary writing will provide models for students throughout the course.|
ENG 401
Chaucer
Studies in Middle English of Chaucer's early poems, Troilus and Criseyde, and the Canterbury Tales. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 404
Adv Creative Writing
Advanced course for experienced creative writing students. Provides independent and extensive explorations into a creative writing project. Helps prepare students for future writing careers and/or graduate school in creative and professional writin,g. Prerequisite: ENG 202 and ENG 301 or 303 or 304 or permission from instructor. Offered: Every other Spring.|
ENG 406
Studies In Medieval Lit
Examines medieval British literature (ca 800 - 1550) in its historical and cultural contexts. Content will vary. May focus on a genre (epic, remance, saga, drama, poetry, saints'lives, and allegorical pilgrimage), major writer (Gawain-poet, Malory),,or theme (such love and violence, the nature of evil, the monstrous). May be repeated twice for credit provided that content (topic and texts) change. Prerequisite: Successful completion of or exemption from the general education writing requiremen,t; upper-level standing or permission of instructor. Fall, even years|
ENG 410
Studies In Arthurian Lit/Film
Examines texts and issues in Arthurian tradition, from early medieval to modern. Texts will vary, but may include Chretien de Troyes' Arthurian Romances, Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'arthur, Tennyson's Idyllis of the King, T.H. White's Once and Futur,e King, Zimmer-Bradley's Mists of Avalon and the films Excalibur, Lancelot and King Arthur. Texts may be approached through the lens of genre, historical development, cultural/political context, depiction and development of characters.|
ENG 412
Shakespeare: Com & Hist
Provides study and discussion of problems of style, characterization, and motivation in Shakespeare's maturing and experimental comedies and his history plays. Also examines how the plays reflect and challenge the cultural attitudes of Shakespeare's, time. Fall, annually.|
ENG 413
Shakespeare: Trage & Rom
Provides study and discussion of problems of style, characterization, and motivation in Shakespeare's tragedies and romances. Also examines the production practices of Shakespeare's time and contemporary production approaches. Spring, annually.|
ENG 454
The Novel Across Culture
Examines the genre of the novel from an international perspective, with readings from several national or cultural traditions. Includes an overview of theoretical approaches to the novel that focus on its adaptability across national and cultural bo,rders. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 455
Stud In Drama & Theory
Provides an intensive exploration of drama, concentrating especially on contemporary developments in both drama itself and in the theoretical study of drama, including recent critical developments in ethnic, feminist, and performance approaches to dr,amatic texts. Focus of course varies. No prerequisite.|
ENG 457
Intro To Linguistics
Presents key concepts and basic analytical procedures common to many contemporary linguistics theories. Covers phonetics and phonology, morphology, and syntax in detail. Analyzes the integration of these sub-systems in the overall design of a generat,ive grammar. Prerequisite: ANTH/ENG 262. Fall, annually.|
ENG 458
Hist-Eng Lang
Studies the history of the language, including its origins and changes in structure, usage, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and meaning. Intensive readings in Old and Middle English. Spring, even-numbered years.|
ENG 459
Lang Across Cult: Mat & Assess
Introduces current research in first and second language acquisition with emphasis on the preparation of classroom teachers and other professionals to work with children/adults coming from a background where languages other than English are spoken.,Prerequisite: ENG 262 recommended but not required. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ENG 460
Independent Study
Permits students to explore an area of special interest in the English language or its literature. Students must develop a plan of study, secure the approval of a member of the English faculty willing to supervise the project, and submit the plan to,the department chair. Maximum credits--six. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.|
ENG 462
Meth Teach Eng Non-Nat Speak
This course provides an overview of the current trends in Teaching English as a Second Language Methodology. It will explore techniques that may be used to teach students who are part of the regular classroom but who need to develop skills in langua,ge to be able to succeed. Techniques involving speaking, reading, writing and listening activities will be discussed along with interactive exercises utilizing the culturally diverse language styles found in a regular classroom. Students will be tr,ained to utilize the comprehensible input of native-speaking members of the class as well as to improve upon their own interaction style. Major approaches and methods in language teaching such as grammar translation, audiolingualism, communicative l|
ENG 463
Second Language Acquisition
This course provides an overview of the current state of the art in Second Language Acquisition studies and explores the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic factors in learning a second language. Pre-requisite: ENG 262.|
ENG 470
Literature For Young Adults
Introduces future teachers to classical and contemporary literature for young adults. Includes works from various genres written by American, British, and American minority authors. Also includes some world literature and film. In addition to devel,oping first-hand knowledge of important works in the field, students will also become familiar with its history and with the controversies that have shaped it. Fall, annually.|
ENG 480
Writing For Professions
A workshop in applied writing--specifically, writing for the professions: business, education, law, and among others, academic research. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENG 207, a 300 -level writing course, or consent of the instructor.|
ENG 482
Cont Pract Teach Writ
Provides a systematic study of theory and practice in the teaching of composition, conducted through workshop methods. Requires extensive writing and a major written project. Prerequisites: secondary education majors in English must have completed E,NG 111, 200, or 301 and have taken or be taking their methods course; others by permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
ENG 499
Senior Seminar
Explores in a seminar setting a theme, an idea, or an issue beyond the scope of individual courses. Studies primary literature and relevant criticism. A major paper is required of all participants; other course requirements will be established by t,he instructor prior to the semester of offering. Required of senior liberal arts English majors. Fall, annually.|
ENG 501
Intro To English Studies
An introduction to the strategies of graduate and professional discourse in English studies. The course also includes an introduction to bibliographic and library resources in the field. Should be taken at or near the beginning of graduate study. Fa,ll, annually.|
ENG 509
Seminar In Lit Theory
A seminar on general and/or selected theoretical issues implicit in the reading of literary texts. Depending upon the instructor, the course may cover broad matters of interpretation (authorial intention, the reader?s share, intertextuality), focus o,n more specific theories of reading (reader-response, phenomenology, post-structuralism), or consider the conceptual foundations of certain literary structures (narrative, genre, tropes).|
ENG 510
Seminar In English Lit
This course provides students with critical strategies to apply to specific periods, figures, or problems in English literature. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 511
Seminar In American Lit
This course provides students with critical strategies to apply to specific periods, figures, or problems in American literature. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 512
Seminar In Lit Studies
This seminar encompasses topics that combine English, American, and other literatures in a critical discourse. Topics may include ethnic, non-canonical, and comparative literature. Studies in the novel, drama, and the satire may be subjects of this s,eminar. This course may be taken more than once if the course content is different.|
ENG 515
Seminar In Film Lang
Film language views movies as a discourse medium, using a variety of formal structures: montage, mise-en-scene, and narrative and non-narrative patterns. These grammatical and rhetorical elements will be studied as they structure representative movie, texts. Specific theories of film will also be reviewed.|
ENG 520
Sem In Writ:Theory & Res
Seminar in Writing explores important movements in rhetorical theory and recent trends in research as conceptually applied to writing, education, and related fields. Students study major theories about the nature of writing and scientific inquiry int,o it.|
ENG 521
Seminar In Comp Studies
Seminar in Composition Studies, which builds on the classroom practices presented in ENG 520, examines recent issues and innovations in writing with emphasis on the subspecialties of writing. Topics may include: the composing process, computers in co,mposition, evaluation, writing across the curriculum, or critical thinking and writing.|
ENG 522
Pract In Coll Teaching
This course introduces prospective composition instructors to the principles and practices of teaching at the college or university levels and provides a forum for discussing those ideas. Students will observe composition classes, draft syllabi, and,develop, sequence, and test writing assignments. Emphasis is placed on diagnosing writing weaknesses, responding to writing, and evaluating it.|
ENG 523
Internship In Writing
Interns receive tutorial, promotional, educational, organizational, or technical writing experience in university or other professional settings. This course provides for writing and editing tasks appropriate to the unit or organization. Some adminis,trative and research work may be involved. (No more than 6 credits may be taken from ENG 523 and ENG 522 combined.)|
ENG 530
Seminar In Linguistics
A study of the philosophical basis of present day generative-transformational theory and its relationship to language acquisition and semantics.|
ENG 531
Sem Hist Of Eng Lang
Advanced study in historical linguistics. The development of the English language is reviewed toward supporting study and analysis of original historical texts in the English language. Students may elect a general approach or focus on a specific hist,orical period.|
ENG 534
Workshops In English
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ENG 540
Independent Study
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ENG 562
Meth Teach Eng Non-Nat Speak
Overview of the current trends in Teaching English as a Second Language Methodology. Explores techniques that may be used to teach students who are part of the regular classroom but who need to develop skills in language to be able to succeed. Techni,ques involving speaking, reading, writing, and listening activities are discussed, along with interactive exercises utilizing the culturally diverse language styles found in a regular classroom. Students utilize the comprehensible input of native-spe,aking members of the class and improve upon their own interaction style. Major approaches and methods in language teaching such as grammar trnaslation, audiolingualism, communicative language teaching, and the natural approach are discussed, along wi|
ENG 563
Second Language Acquisition
Provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art in Second Language Acquisiton studies and explores the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic factors in learning a second language. Every three semesters.|
ENG 601
Thesis And Research
This course provides Master's candidates in English with the opportunity to conduct research or literature review for the purposes of writing the Master's Thesis and/or preparing for the Qualifying Examination. Thesis and Examination track students,only. Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy, pursuant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal.|
ENG 602
Teacher Research Portfolio
Master's in Education candidates will propose a classroom-based research project, conduct the project, and assemble their findings into a portfolio. Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, pursusant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal,.|
WGS 100
Surv Of Women & Gender Studies
Surveys women's studies topics offered in more advanced courses. Uses materials primarily from the social sciences to examine various topics from a feminist perspective. Examines diverse women's lives across the lifespan, feminist pedagogy, sex role,socialization, women's relationships, women as students, and women in society and history, among other topics. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
WGS 200
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 300
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 311
Gender, Violence And Activism
This course explores the socio-structural and cultural dimensions of gender violence among men and boys, among women and girls and between men/boys, and women/girls in the United State and world-wide. Multiple forms of gender based violence, the eff,ects of perpetrating and/or being the recipient of violence, and societal response to violence at the intersections of ethnicity, race, class, sexuality and religion will be examined. Additionally, the role of promoting, reducing and preventing vio,lence through social activism and civic engagement will be considered at the individual, family, community, and institutional levels. Prerequisite: At least one course from among WS 100, PSY 211 or SOC 211 (or permission of instructor).|
WGS 406
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they coexist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prereq,uisite: ED 110 or WS 100 for WS 406 or permission of instructor.|
WGS 425
Feminist Research Methodology
Across disciplines, feminists have developed critiques of traditional research methodology and theories of knowledge. They have asked how gender can influence the kinds of observations that are made, the kinds of questions that are asked, who is stud,ied, how they are studied, and what emerges as the truth. In this class, students will learn how to apply feminist methodology to understanding issues in women's and gender studies, as well as applying it to their major field. They will become famili,ar with key theoretical and metholdological issues in women's and gender studies and will learn how to conduct feminist research. Prerequisite: At least one WGS course and junior standing.|
WGS 490
Seminar In Women & Gender Stds
Interdisciplinary seminar synthesizes knowledge and skills acquired in lower-division courses through a unifying theme. Broad theme offers a variety of dimensions for study and research. Prerequisites: Junior standing, WS 100 plus nine additional hou,rs of women's studies courses, or consent of instructor. On demand.|
WGS 499
Independent Study
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of special interest in Women's Studies related topics in depth under the supervision of a faculty member. Students must develop a proposed study plan and secure the a,pproval of the program director prior to registration.|
WGS 506
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they exist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prerequi,site: ED 110 or WS 100 or consent of instructor.|