English

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English - ENGL

Students who are not exempt will be required to pass one, two, or three freshman composition courses. Placement level depends on ACT scores, a diagnostic theme, and any prior college credit. Required courses must be taken progressively. The completion of English 1002 or its equivalent (English 1003 for honors students, English 1005 for international students, or approved transfer credit) is required of all students.

The satisfactory completion of English 1002, 1003, 1005, or equivalent credit is prerequisite for all English courses numbered 2001 and higher.

General education courses are marked with stars ().

0004 English Composition (5) For international students whose diagnostic tests indicate the need for intensive work in basic writing skills. Pass-no credit grading. Not for degree credit. Required during the first semester of residence for all international students (graduates, undergraduates, and transfer students) who are not excused on the basis of the placement examination required of every new international student.

1000 English Composition (3) For students whose diagnostic tests indicate intensive writing instruction is needed. Meets five hours per week. Credit will not be given for both ENGL 1000 and 1001. Introduction to writing in forms of expressive and informative discourse.

1001 English Composition (3) Placement by department. Credit will not be given for both this course and ENGL 1000. Introduction to writing in forms of expressive and informative discourse.

1002 English Composition (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1000/1001 or placement by department. An honors course, ENGL 1003, is also available. Introduction to writing persuasive, evaluative, and other forms of argumentative discourse.

1003 HONORS: English Composition (3) Same as ENGL 1002, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.

1004 English Composition (3) Prereq.: ENGL 0004 or placement by department. For international students. Same as ENGL 1000/1001, with emphasis on usage and idiom problems specific to international students. Required during the first semester of residence for all international students (graduates, undergraduates, and transfer students) who demonstrate on the placement examination need for work in English, but not at the intensive level of ENGL 0004. Graduate students graded pass-no credit.

1005 English Composition (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1004 or placement by department. For international students. Same as ENGL 1002, with continued work on problems specific to international students. Graduate students graded pass-no credit.

1051 Spoken English for International Graduate Assistants (3) Prereq: oral interview and permission of program coordinator. For current and potential international graduate assistants only. Pass/no credit grading. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit. Developing spoken English skills (pronunciation, stress, intonation, rhythm); improving overall comprehensibility through tasks/activities, drills, and videotaped oral presentations.

2001 Advanced English Composition (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Credit will not be given for both ENGL 2001 and ENGL 3101. Theory and practice of exposition, description, and narration.

2002 Business Writing (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Credit will not be given for both ENGL 2002 and 2102. Preparing business documents such as reports, articles, and letters.

2005 Introduction to Writing Short Stories (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent; consent of instructor. Writing short stories for workshop criticism; practice in techniques of using point of view, dialogue, setting, and characterization.

2007 Introduction to Writing Poetry (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Writing poems for workshop criticism; practice in both open and closed forms; emphasis on contemporary techniques and prosody.

2008 Introduction to Writing Drama (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Also offered as THTR 2008. Writing plays for workshop criticism; practice in techniques of exposition, characterization, and dramatization.

2009 Introduction to Writing Screenplays (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Writing screenplays for workshop criticism; techniques of exposition, characterization, and dramatization.

2010 Descriptive English Grammar (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Analysis of the sentence from the perspective of transformational grammar; various approaches to the study of language.

2012 Practical Grammar and Usage (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Practical grammar, usage, and punctuation; effective word choices and sentences; elimination of common errors; use of dictionaries; current language controversies, regional and social language variation.

2024 Critical Strategies (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Skills for reading and writing about literature from a variety of critical perspectives; approaches such as reader response, psychoanalysis, myth, new historicism, and feminism applied to a range of literary texts.

2025 Fiction (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Skills for reading and writing about fiction; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

2027 Poetry (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Skills for reading and writing about poetry; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

2029 Drama (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Skills for reading, watching, and writing about drama; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

2085 Science Fiction Studies (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Science fiction literature, particularly that of the 20th century.

2086 Fantasy Literature (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Variety of literary types employing conventions of the fantastic; uses of older literatures in modern fantasy novels; themes such as quest for identity, ideal of the hero, and nature of good and evil.

2102 Business Writing for International Students (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Credit will not be given for both ENGL 2002 and 2102. Preparing business documents such as reports, articles, and letters; oral presentation of reports.

2123 Studies in Literary Traditions and Themes (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Skills for reading and writing about literature; attention to historical development, context, and critical perspectives; topics such as "The Epic," "Imagining the Family," "Literature and the City"; section emphasis will vary, consult departmental handout.

2148 Shakespeare (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. The more popular plays.

2173 Louisiana Literature (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Fiction, poetry, essays, and drama of Louisiana.

2175 The Civil War in Literature (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Portrayal of the Civil War in fiction, poetry, drama, diaries, and letters.

2222 Popular Fictions (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Critical analysis of popular literature, television programs, films, and advertisements; emphasis on development of textual interpretative skills.

2231 Reading Film as Literature (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Introduction to film as literature; mastery of film language and literary bases; fictional narrative and drama; film classics.

2300 Interpreting Discourse (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Study of and writing about discourse forms (fiction, popular and critical texts, technical and legal documents), using linguistic, rhetorical, and cultural analysis.

2423 Introduction to Folklore (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Also offered as ANTH 2423. Folklore genres of the world; sources of folklore; literary, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and historical approaches to folk material; relationships between folklore and written literature.

2593 Images of Women: An Introduction (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Critical analysis of womenís representations, addressing a range of traditional and/or popular genres, historical periods, and/or critical approaches; emphasis on developing textual and interpretive skills; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

2673 Literature and Ethnicity (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Literature of America's ethnic cultures.

2674 Introduction to African-American Literature (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Major figures and popular texts of black American literature, including writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays; influence of genre on the articulation of common political and social themes.

2823 HONORS: Studies in Literary Traditions and Themes (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005 or equivalent. Honors equivalent of ENGL 2123.

2824 HONORS: Critical Analysis of Literature and Discourse (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005 or equivalent. Honors equivalent of ENGL 2024 or 2300. Study and writing about literary and/or discursive forms.

2920, 2921, 2922 Independent Work (1,1,1) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent; sophomore standing and an average of not less than 2.00 in all previous English courses. Consult department before registering. Reading, conferences, and reports under departmental faculty direction.

3000 HONORS: Honors Thesis (3) Conclusion of the English honors program; for details, consult the department.

3001 Writing Professionally in the Arts and Social Sciences (3) Credit will be given for only one of the following: ENGL 3001, 3002, and 3102. Practice in writing common to the arts and social sciences; includes proposals, research studies, and reports.

3002 Technical Writing (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Credit will be given for only one of the following: ENGL 3001, 3002, and 3102. Training in skills required of practicing scientists, engineers, and technical managers.

3003 Technical Writing for Nontechnical Majors (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Credit will not be given for both ENGL 3002 and 3003. This course will not substitute for 3002 requirement. Formats and processes of writing found in business, science, government, and industry.

3004 Writing with Style: Advanced Expository Prose (3) Experimentation with different styles of writing in a workshop format.

3015 Composition Tutoring (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Composition theory as applicable to undergraduate tutoring.

3020 British Literature I: The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and 18th Century (3) Survey of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through Chaucer, Shakespeare, the 17th and 18th centuries.

3022 British Literature II: Romantics, Victorians, and Moderns (3) Survey of British literature from the French Revolution through the Industrial Revolution into the 20th century.

3024 Criticism (3) Influential works of literary criticism from the classical to the modern period.

3070 American Literature I: Forging a Nation (3) Emergence of an American literature and national consciousness in major writings from the Colonial era to the Civil War.

3072 American Literature II: Coming of Age (3) American literature from the Civil War to the present; realism, naturalism, modernism; effects of industrialization, immigration, the women's movement, the civil rights struggle, the world wars.

3084 Modern Criticism (3) Influential works of literary criticism and theory written in the 20th century.

3086 Contemporary Fiction (3) Survey of contemporary fiction from a comparative perspective; authors such as Achebe, Bellow, Garcia Marquez, Lessing, Morrison, Pynchon, Updike; developments in magical realism, minimalism, cyberpunk.

3101 Legal Writing (3) Credit will not be given for both this course and ENGL 2001. Discussions and writing assignments tailored to forms of writing common in law and in law-related fields; emphasis on writing clear, precise, effective prose.

3102 Technical Writing for International Students (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1002 or 1003 or 1005, or equivalent. Credit will not be given for both this course and ENGL 3001, 3002. Training in skills required of practicing scientists, engineers, and technical managers.

3124 The Literature of the English Bible (3) Also offered as REL 3124. Literary themes and forms in the King James version; particular reference to the literary influence of the Bible on later literature.

3220 Major Themes in Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Consult department for topic to be offered. Examination of a particular theme (e.g., revolution, quest, or spiritual crisis) in the works of several authors crossing historical and cultural boundaries.

3222 Survey of Popular Genres (3) Survey of such genres as ballads, miracle and morality plays, broadsides, melodrama, romance, detective fiction, science fiction, westerns, situation comedies.

3223 Adolescent Literature (3) See also EDCI 3223. Critical analysis and survey of literatures with adolescents as main characters and written for adolescent and adult audiences.

3236 Literature and Religion: an Overview (3) Also offered as REL 3236. Comparative analysis of world views in representative works of Western literature; theory and practice of the religious interpretation of literary texts; writers studied may include Aeschylus, Dante, Shakespeare, Melville, and Walker Percy.

3300 Rhetoric: Texts and Historical Contexts (3) Development of rhetoric and writing within their cultural contexts; modes of writing and rhetoric particular to historical periods, classical to modern.

3301 Writing: Practice, Pedagogy, and History (3) Cultural, technological, and historical influences on writing, the teaching of writing, and today's teaching practices.

3310 Historical Perspectives on Language Issues (3) A writing intensive course. Survey of major issues in the history of language study.

3384 Cultural and Textual Studies (3) Introduction to the theory and practice of cultural studies; reading of theoretical statements; analysis of exemplary texts (films, videos, literary works, autobiographies, historical and legal documents).

3401 The Study of Folklore (3) See ANTH 3401.

3593 Survey of Women and Literature (3) Significance of gender for the author, the reader, and the work itself; connections between texts and society; literary influences and relations between mainstream and nontraditional literature.

3674 Survey of African-American Literature (3) Literature of the black experience in the U.S. from slave narratives to the present.

3820, 3821, 3822, 3823, 3824, 3825 HONORS: Seminar (3 each) Normally open only to juniors and seniors. Topics vary, consult departmental handout.

3920 Independent Study (1-3) May be taken for a max. of 3 hrs. of credit. Readings, reports, and conferences under departmental faculty direction.

3925, 3927, 3929 HONORS: Independent Work (1,1,1) Prereq.: gpa of at least 3.00 in all work taken. May not be taken by students who have already completed ENGL 2920, 2921, 2922. Consult department before scheduling course. Reading, conferences, and reports under departmental faculty direction.

4000 Special Projects for Creative Writing Majors (3) Prereq.: at least one 2000-level course in creative writing. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Explorations in a wide variety of projects that basic courses are unable to accommodate.

4001 Writing Essays and Reviews (3) Prereq.: at least one 2000-level course in creative writing. Essays and reviews as literary forms, with guided practice in writing both.

4002 Scientific and Professional Writing for Peers (3) Individual instruction. Students must have well-defined projects. Principles and practice of effective research writing in academic and professional settings; emphasis on translating research results into publishable articles and effective grant proposals.

4003 Special Topics in Professional Writing (3) Prereq.: permission of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Scientific writing and society; writing user manuals; document design research; history and rhetoric of scientific and professional writing; theory and practice of nonacademic writing.

4004 Practicum in Technical Writing (3) Prereq.: ENGL 3002 or 3003 and 4002 or 4003 or permission of department. 10 hrs. lab. Supervised writing and editing projects.

4005 Short Story Writing (3) Prereq.: at least one 2000-level course in creative writing. Guided practice in short story writing; techniques involved.

4006 Writing the Novel (3) Prereq.: at least one 2000-level course in creative writing. Guided practice in writing the novel; techniques involved.

4007 Writing Poetry (3) Prereq.: at least one 2000-level course in creative writing. Guided practice in writing poetry; techniques involved.

4008 Writing Drama (3) Prereq.: at least one 2000-level course in creative writing. Also offered as THTR 4008. Guided practice in writing plays; techniques involved.

4009 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor and at least one 2000-level course in creative writing. Practice in advanced screenwriting; students will be required to write a full-length screenplay or teleplay.

4010 Introduction to Linguistics (3) Survey of theoretical and applied linguistics, including pragmatics, semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology.

4011 History of the English Language (3) Development of the language from Old English times to the modern English period.

4013 Semantics and Rhetoric (3) Word meanings and classification of modes of discourse.

4014 Generative Phonology (3) Prereq.: ENGL 4010 or COMD 4150 or equivalent. Phonological analysis within the transformational-generative paradigm, including linear, autosegmental, and metrical phonology.

4015 Linguistic Semantics (3) Prereq.: ENGL 2010 or 4010 or 4112 or equivalent. Theories of lexical and sententious meaning within the paradigm of transformational-generative grammar.

4017 Technical Editing (3) Prereq.: ENGL 3001 or 3002 or equivalent. Practical experience in editing and preparing technical manuscripts; general instruction in functions of the technical editor.

4018 Regional Dialect in English (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Regional variation in Britain and the United States, including Louisiana; emphasis on methods of dialect study, and diversity of sound, grammar, and vocabulary in language as revealed in major projects and publications in dialect geography.

4019 Social Dialects in American English (3) Prereq.: ENGL 4010 or COMD 2050 or equivalent. Sociolinguistic variation; social status, style, age, sex, and ethnicity; socially diagnostic phonological and grammatical features; relationship between social dialects and education.

4020 The Sound System of English (3) Prereq.: ENGL 4010 or COMD 2050 or equivalent. Phonological properties of English; phonetic and phonemic inventories, feature analysis, and rules; regional and social dialect variation, first and second language learning, communication disorders, and spelling.

4023 Studies in Life Writing (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as St. Augustine, Margery Kempe, Montaigne, Rousseau, Franklin, Douglass, Adams, Stein, Malcolm X; topics such as "Autobiography, Memoir, and Diary," "Biography," "Slave Narrative," "Autobiographical Fiction."

4027 Studies in Lyric, Epic, and Other Poetic Forms (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Poets such as Sidney, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats, Dickinson, Whitman, Yeats, Stevens, Wheatley, Rich; topics such as "Development of the English Epic," "Love Lyrics and the Representation of Women."

4028 Studies in Drama (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Marlowe, Jonson, Congreve, Sheridan, Shaw, Synge, O'Neill, Miller; topics such as "The Beginnings of English Drama," "Shakespeare's Contemporaries," "Irish Drama," "Women in the Theatre."

4029 Studies in Comedy and Tragedy (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Sophocles, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, O'Neill, Beckett, Pinter; topics such as "The Tragic Vision," "Comic and Tragic Drama," "Renaissance Fools and Folly."

4030 Studies in the Middle Ages (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, Juliana of Norwich; topics such as "Love and Chivalry in Middle English Lyric and Romance," "Dream Vision and Allegory," "Reading Anglo-Saxon Literature."

4033 Studies in Satire and Irony (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Jonson, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Twain, Waugh, West, Vonnegut, Atwood; topics such as "Satire on the Jacobean Stage," "Political Satire," "The Tropes of Satire."

4040 Studies in the Age of Elizabeth (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare; developments in romantic epic, lyric, comedy, tragedy, devotional literature; topics such as "Quest for Utopia," "Psychology of Love," "Theatre and Court."

4041 Studies in the 17th Century (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Donne, Jonson, Middleton, Webster, Milton; developments in metaphysical poetry, revenge tragedy, urban comedy, courtly masque; topics such as "Public Playhouse and Courtly Stage," "Poetry and Politics."

4050 Studies in the Restoration and 18th Century (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Dryden, Behn, Swift, Pope, Equiano, Fielding, Richardson, Austen; developments in satire, comedy of manners, the novel; topics such as "The Line of Wit," "Literature and Empire."

4055 Studies in the Novel and the Idea of Narrative (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Novels such as Tristram Shandy, Madame Bovary, The Trial, To the Lighthouse, Beloved; theorists such as Booth, Bakhtin, Kermode, Girard, Barthes, Kristeva, Said; topics such as time, structure, voicing, self-reflexivity.

4060 Studies in the Romantic Movement (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Blake, Wollstonecraft, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, Keats; topics such as "Romanticism and the French Revolution," "The Poetic Imagination," "The Romantic Novel."

4062 Studies in the Victorian Age (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Dickens, the BrontŽs, Thackeray, Eliot, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Ruskin, Wilde; topics such as "The Bildungsroman," "London, Crime, and Victorian Literature," "The Victorian Heroine."

4070 Studies in American Literature to 1865 (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Franklin, Poe, Emerson, Hawthorne, Douglass, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson; themes such as American identity, nature and culture; topics such as "The Puritan Imagination," "Rethinking the American Renaissance."

4071 Studies in American Literature since 1865 (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Twain, James, Wharton, Eliot, Moore, Hughes, Cather, Ellison, Faulkner; developments in the novel, poetry, nonfiction prose; topics such as "The American Self," "Naturalism," "Postmodernism."

4080 Studies in Modernism (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Pound, Eliot, Stein, Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner; topics such as "The Avant-Garde Movements in the Arts," "Nationalism and Literature," "War Poetry," "The Expatriates."

4086 Studies in the Short Story (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Chekhov, Joyce, Hemingway, Cather, Wright, Garcia Marquez, Flannery O'Connor; theorists such as Poe, Frank O'Connor, Friedman, Pratt; problems such as short story sequences, beginnings and endings, compression, conflict.

4112 Generative Syntax (3) Prereq.: COMD 2050 or ENGL 4010 or equivalent. Government and binding theory, including X-bar syntax, movement, barriers, and case.

4120 Studies in Major Authors (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Detailed study of works by one or two authors from Spenser and Donne to Joyce and Morrison; attention to the author's life and times, predecessors and influence.

4121 Studies in Literary History (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics such as "Literature and the King's Peace," "The Development of the Pastoral," "From Romantic to Victorian: A Study of Influence," "Self and Society."

4122 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Literature in cultural contexts and/or in relation to other academic disciplines; topics such as "Fictions of the Working Class," "Race in Literature and Culture," "Modernism in Fiction and Painting."

4124 Studies in Critical Traditions and Problems (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics such as "History and Representation," "From Neoclassic to Romantic," "Imitation and Creation," "Feminist Literary Theory," "Philosophy and Literature," "Constructing Subjectivity."

4137 Studies in Chaucer (3) Attention to The Canterbury Tales, their literary and cultural significance; topics such as "Chaucer, Boccaccio, and Framed Tales," "`The olde daunce': Chaucer on Love, Sex, and Marriage."

4147 Studies in Milton (3) Attention to Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes; their literary and cultural significance; topics such as "Paradise Lost and the Christianization of the Epic," "Milton and Women," "Milton and Revolution."

4148 Studies in Shakespeare (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Attention to poetry and plays, literary and cultural significance; topics such as "The Comedies and Histories," "The Tragedies," "Shakespeare and Film," "Shakespeare and Gender."

4173 Studies in Southern Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Chopin, Faulkner, Wright, Welty, Tennessee Williams; topics such as "Survey of Southern Literature," "Civil Rights Literature," "Historical Fiction," "Southern Women Writers."

4220 Black Drama and Theatre (3) See THTR 4220.

4222 Studies in Popular Fictions (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics such as "Louisiana Popular Fictions," "Images of Women and Minorities in Popular Texts," "Popular Culture and Folklore," "The Literature of Horror."

4231 Studies in Literature and Film (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Comparative study of literature and film as art forms; literary bases of film; topics such as "Film Authors," "Film and Ideology," "Adaptations of Literary Classics," "Film Genres," "Film and Gender."

4232 Studies in Literature and Psychology (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Psychoanalytic readings of literature such as Hamlet; literary readings of psychoanalytic authors such as Freud, Jung, Lacan; topics such as "Feminism and Psychoanalysis."

4234 Studies in Literature and Politics (3) Also offered as POLI 4234. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Literary representations of politics; historical role of literature in politics; topics such as "Literature and Politics of the Modern American South," "Revolution and the Avante-Garde."

4236 Studies in Literature and Religion (3) Also offered as REL 4236. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Sophocles, Dante, Shakespeare, Donne, Hawthorne, Eliot, O'Conner, Morrison; topics such as "Major Religious Novelists," "Literature of Illness and Death," "Moral Universes of Greek and Christian Tragedy," "Creation Stories."

4300 Studies in Rhetorical Theory (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics such as "Rhetoric of/in Literary Studies," "Rhetoric of Political Discourse."

4301 Studies in Composition Theory (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Modern composition theory as it relates to the teaching of writing; topics such as "Social Theories of Composition."

4302 Studies in Literacy (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Varied perspectives on literacy, especially written literacy; issues raised by its complex and problematic nature.

4310 Studies in Language (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. A writing intensive course. Models and definitions of language and their uses and implications for study in English; topics such as "Theories of Language/Theories of Creativity."

4316 Introduction to Literary Style (3) Stylistic analysis of the language of literature; emphasis on the major rhetorical, literary, and linguistic theories of style and their concerns with author, reader, text, and context.

4475 American Folklore (3) Also offered as ANTH 4475. Folklore of the U.S., including regional, racial, ethnic, and occupational groups; relation of folklore to other aspects of American vernacular culture and to American literature.

4480 Folklore and Literature (3) Interrelationships between folklore and literature; use of folklore by writers; similarities and differences between "oral literature" and "written literature."

4493 Women and Folklore (3) Examination of folk materials, including oral genres, music, art and artifacts, and rituals; focus on how and why information about women in folklore is communicated.

4593 Studies in Women and Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Behn, Woolf, Chopin, Atwood, Cliff; topics such as "Reading and Writing About Women's Lives," "The Female Gothic," "Women and Ethnicity," "Early Modern Women Writers."

4674 Studies in African-American Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Authors such as Douglass, Hurston, Wright, Morrison; topics such as "Slave Narratives," "The Harlem Renaissance," "The Black Arts Movement," "The Black Diaspora," "African Survivals."

7001 Literary Nonfiction Workshop (3) Prereq.: admission to the M.F.A. program or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Creative writing of nonfiction essays.

7004 Translation Workshop (3) Prereq.: command of a foreign language. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Literary translations from foreign languages into English; consideration of translation theory.

7006 Fiction Writing (3-6) May be taken for a max. of 12 hrs. of credit. Intensive composition and critical evaluation of fiction; fictional techniques and forms.

7007 Poetry Writing (3-6) May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit. Composition and critical evaluation of poetry; poetic forms and problems of poetry writing.

7008 Drama Writing (3-6) Also offered as THTR 7008. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit. Composition and critical evaluation of drama; techniques of dramatic composition and dialogue.

7009 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (3-6) Prereq.: permission of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit. Composition and critical evaluation of screen and teleplays; screenwriting composition and dialogue.

7030 Middle English Literature (3) Survey of major Middle English works (exclusive of Chaucer) in lyrical, poetic narrative, dramatic, and prose genres.

7034 Western Literary Heritage: The Medieval Phase (3) Relationship of classical and Christian texts to medieval English literature.

7040 16th Century Literature (3) Survey of major 16th century works of English literature, including More's Utopia, the major poets, and representative prose fiction.

7041 17th Century Literature (3) Representative prose and poems by major authors; the great issues of the age.

7047, 7048 Renaissance Poetry and Drama (3,3) Poetry from Wyatt through Milton and Marvell (7047); survey of most notable Renaissance plays, excluding Shakespeare's (7048).

7050, 7051 Restoration and 18th Century Literature (3,3) (7050) Comprehensive survey of major authors, contexts, and genres from Dryden to the early Pope and Swift; and (7051) from Pope's later work to Blake.

7055, 7065 The British Novel I, II (3,3) (7055) Development of the British novel as a narrative and representational form in the 18th century; and (7065) from Austin to Hardy.

7058 Restoration and 18th Century Drama (3) Drama from Dryden to Sheridan; social, literary, and intellectual contexts.

7060, 7061 Major Texts of the Romantics (3,3) (7060) Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, and Scott; attention to the intellectual climate; (7061) poetry and poetics of Shelley, Byron, Keats; prose fiction and criticism by Mary Shelley, Scott, and Peacock.

7063 Victorian Prose (3) Social, political, religious, and philosophical works of major essayists and other prose writers.

7067 Victorian Poetry (3) Study of the major poets of the period, including Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Hopkins.

7070, 7071, 7072 American Literature I, II, III (3,3,3) (7070) Survey of American poetry and prose in the 17th and 18th centuries; (7071) the 19th century; and (7072) the 20th century.

7075, 7076 The American Novel I, II (3,3) (7075) Survey of major American novels from the beginnings to 1900; and (7076) from 1900 to the present.

7085 Modern Fiction (3) Development of the modern novel written in English, with attention also to Continental fiction.

7087 Modern Poetry (3) Major figures of modern British and American poetry.

7106 Forms of Prose Fiction (3) Prereq.: admission to M.F.A. program. Fictional techniques in conventional and experimental short stories, novellas, and novels; elements of plot, characterization, theme, setting, and tone; formal analysis of literary texts related to specific problems of writing.

7107 Prosody and Poetic Forms (3) Prereq.: admission to M.F.A. program. Representative forms of poetry from early sagas to contemporary free verse; relationship to principles of versification; some concurrent practice in writing poetry in specific forms.

7109 Forms of Film Writing (3) Prereq.: permission of instructor. Examination of screenplays and teleplays; techniques of exposition, characterization, and dramatization.

7123 The Autobiography (3) Classical and modern selections.

7124 Feminist Literary Theory (3) Introduction to major issues and methodologies.

7137 Chaucer (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Poetry and prose in Middle English.

7147 Milton (3) Readings and critical analysis of the poetry and prose of John Milton.

7173 Literature of the American South (3) Southern writing from colonial times to the present.

7174 Afro-American Literature (3) Writings of black Americans, from the colonial/slavery experience through the contemporary period.

7180, 7181 Modern Literary Critical Theory I, II (3,3) (7180) Introduction to major modern approaches to analysis of a literary text; and (7181) to major schools of critical thought on the contexts of literature.

7420 Folklore (3) A field research project is required. Major folklore genres and approaches to their study; relationships between folklore and other disciplines, such as literary study and anthropology.

7423 Studies in Folklore (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Examination of particular folk genres, issues, or methods in the study of folklore.

7724 Studies in Feminist Theory and Criticism (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Analysis of a particular aspect of feminist theory, such as feminist psychology, feminist film theory, gender and popular culture.

7783 Studies in Film (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Intensive examination of a topic in the history or theory of film, or in the relation of film to literature.

7910, 7911 Language (3,3) Each course may be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7912 Old English (3)

7913 Middle English (3)

7915 Analysis and Evaluation of Expository Writing (3) Study of writing as process and product; problems of composition instruction.

7916 Composition Theory and Practice (3) Modern rhetorical theory as it relates to the teaching of written composition.

7917 Technical Writing Methodology (3) Prereq.: a course in composition research or technical writing. Methods of teaching technical writing; structure and content of the technical writing course; issues of concern to technical writing teachers.

7918 Theory and Research in Scientific and Technical Communication (3) Prereq.: a course in composition research or technical writing. Theoretical approaches and empirical research in scientific and technical communication.

7919 Research Methods in Composition (3) Prereq.: ENGL 7915 or 7916.

7920 English Seminar (1-3) May be taken twice for credit when topics vary.

7923 Practical Criticism (3) Literary analysis for teachers of literature; methods of interpretation and evaluation of poetry, drama, and fiction.

7924 Bibliography and Methods of Research (3)

7925 History and Theories of Composition (3) Historical developments in the western rhetorical tradition as they affect written discourse, theories of discourse, and our understanding of writing and composing.

7934 Studies in Middle English (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7937 Beowulf (3)

7940 Studies in Nondramatic 16th Century Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7941 Studies in Nondramatic 17th Century Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7943 Studies in Shakespeare (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7948 Studies in Pre-Shakespearean Drama (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7949 Studies in Jacobean Drama (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7950 Studies in the Nondramatic Literature of the Neoclassical Period (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7960 Studies in the Romantic Period (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7962 Studies in the Victorian Period (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7974 Special Studies in American Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7975 Studies in African-American Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7980 Studies in Modern Literature of the British Isles (3) Special topics related to the period from 1890 to 1945.

7982 Studies in Contemporary Literature (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Studies in literature after 1945.

7984 Seminar in Modern Criticism (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7985 Seminar in Modern Fiction (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7986 Studies in the Short Story (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. History, theory, and development.

7987 Seminar in Modern Poetry (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7988 Seminar in Modern Drama (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7989 Studies in Prose Genres (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Nonfiction prose; the essay, history, travel biography, or scientific writing.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

8900 Independent Study (1-3) May be taken for a max. of 3 sem. hrs. in an M.A. program, 6 sem. hrs in an M.F.A. program, and 9 sem. hrs. in a Ph.D. program. Directed individual readings guided by the graduate faculty.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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