ENGL-English

ENGL 0999. Remedial English.10 Credit Hours.

ENGL 1003. Introduction to Shakespeare.3 Credit Hours.

A survey of major works by William Shakespeare designed to introduce students to his writing and the study of literature. Works written across Shakespeare's career: comedy, tragedy, history, problem plays and romance as well as his poetry will be read. Questions of performance will be discussed alongside literary analysis. (F, Sp)

ENGL 1013. English for Exchange Students.3 Credit Hours.

Designed to meet the needs of international students who are studying at OU for a semester or a year. Review all English skills including pronunciation, vocabulary, listening, writing, and grammar as well as expand students' knowledge of American cultures. (F, Sp)

ENGL 1023. English for Exchange Students II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013. Designed to build on students' experience in English 1013. Includes units that will 1) introduce new vocabulary, 2) provide opportunities for collaborating with fellow students, 3) explore relationships among American and other cultures, and 4) invite students to practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English. As in English 1013, focus will be on exploring writing processes as students compose and revise essays for each unit. Devotes increased attention to comprehension and analysis as well as more rigorous attention to each draft of student papers. Students will complete two essay exams and present them to the class for discussion. (F, Sp)

ENGL 1113. Principles of English Composition.3 Credit Hours.

Systematic analysis of the components of effective writing, with regular practice and close individual assistance. Study of expository prose models. (F, Sp, Su) [I-ENGL].

ENGL 1213. Principles of English Composition.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1113. Systematic analysis of effective argumentative discourse with regular practice and close individual assistance. Study of argumentative prose models. Library research paper required. (F, Sp) [I-ENGL].

ENGL 1613. Native Peoples of Oklahoma.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ANTH 1613) A general introduction to the history, cultural traditions and current condition of the 38 diverse Native American tribes who now reside in Oklahoma. (F, Su) [IV-NW].

ENGL 1913. Writing for the Health Professions.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Prepares pre-professionals in the health professions for writing they will do in later coursework and in practice. (F, Sp)

ENGL 2113. Intermediate Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213, application and departmental permission. Writing of non-fiction prose in a workshop setting. Reading and analysis of prose models for analysis. (Irreg.)

ENGL 2123. Creative Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL/EXPO 1213 or EXPO 1223. Introduction to imaginative writing, especially short stories and poems; some analysis of literary models, but major emphasis is on student writing. (F, Sp)

ENGL 2133. Autobiographical Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213, application and departmental permission. Writing essays from personal experience. Reading and analysis of journals, diaries, letters and autobiographies as models for writing. (Irreg.)

ENGL 2213. Fiction.3 Credit Hours.

Introduces fiction as a historical genre in literature. Covered will be sub-genres such as the novel, short story, memoir, travel sketch, etc. Discussion will cover such topics as character, plot and myth in narrative. The emphasis will be on close reading in light of the possibilities of fiction as a genre. (Irreg.) [IV-AF].

ENGL 2223. Poetry.3 Credit Hours.

Gives an introduction to the elements and rhetoric of verse. The focus will be on the canon of American and British verse. (Irreg.) [IV-AF].

ENGL 2233. Drama.3 Credit Hours.

A study of major Western plays (from Aeschylus to contemporary playwrights) with emphasis on literary dimensions: design, language, characterization, individual forms (such as tragedy, comedy and pastoral). May include consideration of social and literary contexts as well as acting and theatrical conventions. (Irreg.) [IV-AF].

ENGL 2243. Film Narrative.3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to basic visual terminology, filmmaking concerns, film theory and aesthetics. Survey of different approaches to narrative filmmaking (for example, genre or auteur). Also discussion of film and society in regards to how one influences the other. (Irreg.) [IV-AF].

ENGL 2273. Literary and Cultural Analysis.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213; majors only. This course offers an introduction to literary and cultural analysis focusing on textual explication, interpretation, and critique. Subjects may include poetic forms (including prosody and scansion, narrative techniques, introduction to genre, and a grounding in basic literary terms. The course emphasizes writing analytically about literature and culture. (F, Sp) [IV-AF].

ENGL 2283. Critical Methods: Texts/Contexts/Theories /Critics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 and ENGL 2273; majors only. This course examines literary and cultural texts in conjunction with texts of theory, criticism or history. The course explores how to read literary texts within relevant frameworks, whether they be historical or other contexts such as gender, race, or colonialism. (F, Sp)

ENGL 2413. Introduction to Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Concentrates on close readings of masterpieces in fiction, drama and poetry. The readings are drawn from periods ancient to modern and may be American, British or Continental. (Irreg.) [IV-AF].

ENGL 2433. World Literature to 1700.3 Credit Hours.

A reading of literary works, by types, from classical antiquity to 1700. (F) [IV-WC].

ENGL 2443. World Literature, 1700 to Present.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213/EXPO 1213. Masterpieces of world literature from 1700 to the modern period. Courses can either be a broad survey of world literature covering classics by authors such as Goethe, Dostoyevsky, Ghalib, Duras, Kawabata, Kafka, Djebar and Conde or focused around a specific theme, such as rewrites of colonial texts. (Sp)

ENGL 2543. English Literature from 1375 to 1700.3 Credit Hours.

A survey of major writers and literary movements from Chaucer through Dryden. (F) [IV-WC].

ENGL 2653. English Literature from 1700 to the Present.3 Credit Hours.

A survey of major writers and literary movements from Pope to the present. (Sp) [IV-WC] .

ENGL 2713. Introduction to Black Literature in the United States.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 or equivalent. An introduction to Black writing produced in the United States. Introduces students to important texts and their major concerns. Attention is given to the struggle between literature that criticizes racial injustice and literature that celebrates Black cultural identity. (Irreg.)

ENGL 2733. American Indian Literature: Early and Traditional.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1113,1213 and one course in American literature, history or anthropology. A study of earliest forms of American Indian expression in the oral tradition and beginnings of its literature as written in English up to 1945. Special emphasis on understanding particular tribal world-views in order to appreciate the literature and problems inherent in translating from native languages. (Irreg.)

ENGL 2743. American Indian Literature: Modern and Contemporary.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1113,1213 and one course in American literature or history. Features the literature of American Indians written since 1945. Attention is directed to early writers such as Will Rogers and D'Arcy McNickle and to the recent renaissance of contemporary Indian writings by N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, James Welch and others. (Irreg.)

ENGL 2773. American Literature.3 Credit Hours.

A survey of major American writers and literary movements from the colonial period to the Civil War. (F) [IV-WC] .

ENGL 2883. American Literature.3 Credit Hours.

A survey of major American writers and literary movements from the Civil War to present. (Sp) [IV-WC] .

ENGL 2970. Special Topics.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3013. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. The study of two or more disciplines, focusing on a narrow historical period, a single major author and other discipline, or a circumscribed topic. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3023. Thematic Approaches to Literature II.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Close study of a major theme or preoccupation of a literary period in important works of the period. Attention to the relationship of the theme to relevant philosophical, sociological, political, religious and/or scientific thought. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3103. Topics in Advanced Composition.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Advanced practice in writing; focus varies. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3113. Nature/Environment/Science Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213. Interdisciplinary advanced composition course offers students a chance to read and write about the natural world and the environment from a variety of angles. This is a designated writing course. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3123. Fiction Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2123, application and departmental permission. Intensive writing of short stories, with class attention to writing process, style, technique, revision and contemporary developments in the genre. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3133. Poetry Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2123, application and departmental permission. Conducted in workshop format; emphasizes the preparation of a coherent, chapbook-length manuscript of poems. Students are also required to formulate a personal poetics and to complete selected exercises in translation or adaptation. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3143. Studies in Literacy and Rhetoric.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213. Introduces students to current and historical knowledge about literacy and its place in modern society. Students explore the forces (political, economic, racial, cultural) that shape the way literacy functions. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3153. Technical Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 and Engineering or hard science majors only. For students of the pure and applied sciences. Focuses on the forms of report writing most frequently encountered in research and industry. (F, Sp, Su)

ENGL 3163. Writing, Rhetoric, and Histories of Technology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: twelve hours of English, application and departmental permission. An advanced writing course for any major that focuses on the relationship between current and historical technological change and students' writing practices. Workshop format privileges student writing and redrafting while concurrently studying selected histories of Western rhetoric. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3173. Histories of Writing, Rhetoric and Technology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: twelve hours of English, application and departmental permission. Investigates how computers and other digital technologies have changed the ways we write and think. How video and television have changes the ways we write and think; and how aspects of the history of written communication, visual rhetoric, and other forces change the ways we write and think. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3183. Digital Composing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213. A composition course in which students analyze and compose digital media texts (short films, websites, podcasts, infographics, etc.) while studying complex forms and practices of textual production. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3193. Working with Writers.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 or EXPO 1213. Students will investigate how texts are produced, revised, and edited, with a focus on response and feedback strategies that help writers improve. Course will allow students to practice strategies to improve writing and learn how to work with other writers. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3213. Special Topics in Fiction.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Presents a fictional type or problem in fiction for extensive study within a specified historical period: works by a single author in a special genre (e.g., Henry James' fantastic stories), works by several authors in a genre (e.g., violence in post-World War II novels), topics such as myth in a period of fiction and the consideration of recent developments in novel writing. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3223. Oklahoma Writers/Writing Oklahoma.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 or EXPO 1213, application and departmental permission. An introduction to regional writing about Oklahoma. Focus on Oklahoma culture as a source of literature, and the creative work of course participants. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3243. Special Topics in Film.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Sophisticated concerns involving film: the works of specific directors (Bergmann, Fel- Lini, Kubrick, etc.); the relationship of film to literature; the writings of notable film theorists (Bazin, Eisenstein, etc.) or critics (Mast, Kael, Sarris). (Irreg.)

ENGL 3253. Special Topics in American Indian Literature.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated twice with change in subject matter. Explores a major literary or cultural aspect of American Indian literature such as the Five Civilized Tribes, Eastern Tribes, the Literature of Massacre, autobiographical writing, fiction and poetry. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3263. Women and Film.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Focus on the representation of women on screen and the role of women behind the camera from the late 19th century through the present day. Readings will include major essays in feminist theory including sociological, psychoanalytic, semiological, and cultural approaches. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3283. Tribally Specific Approaches To Native American Literatures.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated once with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Literary oeuvre of a single American Indian tribe or examines the aesthetics of tribal nationalism as they apply to native-authored literary works. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3293. Techno Thrillers / Cyber-Punk.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213. Topics include the machine as Messiah, fighting back against nature, weapons invoking terror, speculations about the future, emergent nanotechnologies, war fantasies and myths becoming reality, salvation through ecology. The readings blend contrasting subjects-inventive new vocabularies and antique languages, wilderness and technology, religious and secular regimes before and after an apocalypse, masculine and feminine skill sets, patterns in engineering/ science/ grammar, experimental and traditional solutions for living well and finding paradise on earth or elsewhere. (F, Sp) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3343. The Literature of Empire.3 Credit Hours.

Survey of literary and nonliterary discourse about and relating to European colonies since the Renaissance. Study of colonial and postcolonial fiction, poetry, drama and criticism from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australasia and Europe, concentrating on English-language sources. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3353. American Indian Nonfiction Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Examines the various forms of recorded oratory, nonfiction writing by American Indians. Includes autobiography, political and social writing, newspaper reportage, philosophy, anthropological and historical writings, humor and other kinds of writings by early and present-day American Indians. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3363. Films and Context.3 Credit Hours.

Explores film within a particular period or milieu. Attention is given to production styles, prominent actors and studio influence within a definable setting such as American films in the 1930s. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3403. The Graphic Novel.3 Credit Hours.

The graphic novel. study of the works of Spiegelman, Pekar, Moore/Gibbons, Gaiman/Mckean, Crumb and other graphic novel authors. Comparison with prose fictions having a strong visual element and possibly with films. (Irreg.) [IV-AF].

ENGL 3423. Film and Other Expressive Forms.3 Credit Hours.

Examines from practical and theoretical perspectives the relationship between film and another area of creative expression such as the novel, theatre, painting and photography. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

ENGL 3453. Afro-Caribbean Lit/Cult Consciousness: from Alienation to Voice.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Explores select Afro-Caribbean writings by male and female writers through the historical and cultural influences that have shaped the production of this literature. Attention will be given to the literary style of the writers who represent various aspects of Caribbean experience. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3463. American Fiction.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Historical survey of major American fiction, both novels and shorter fictional forms, from the Federal period to the present. Special attention is given to the uniqueness and diversity of themes and forms during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when fiction came to dominate American literary production and consumption. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3483. Native American Writers.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated once with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Investigates the ways native American writers reflect their cultural histories and thought systems through their writing. By focusing on the emergence of native literature over the past three decades or on native writers of Oklahoma, students will learn how native traditions have been translated into literature. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

ENGL 3513. Medieval English Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Intensive study of some of the major literary works of medieval England with attention to the relation between the literature and its social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Readings in various genres will include such works as Gawain and the Green Knight, Everyman, Piers Plowman, Morte d'Arthur, and The Canterbury Tales. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3523. Sixteenth-Century English Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Intensive study of some of the major literary works of sixteenth-century England with attention to the relation between the literature and its social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Readings will include works in various genres by such writers as Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe, More. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3533. Seventeenth-Century English Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Intensive study of some of the major literary works of seventeenth-century England with attention to the relation between the literature and its social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Readings will include works in various genres by such writers as Donne, Herbert, Milton, Marvell, Bacon, Jonson and Webster. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3543. British-American Enlightenment Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 or EXPO 1213. Study of peculiarly British and American Enlightenment concerns, and of how they were expressed and reexamined in British and American Literary texts. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3573. Arthurian Legend and Literature.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MLLL 3573) Examination of the legend of King Arthur in European literature. Concentrate on the historical Arthur, followed by major portion of semester on medieval and modern literary texts concerning Arthur and the Round Table. All texts read in English. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3613. Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213/EXPO 1213. An introduction to notable works of Romantic and Victorian literature, with attention to issues such as imperialism, gender, race, sexuality, nation and capitalism. Readings will include writings in various genres by authors such as William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Robert Browning, George Eliot, and Thomas Carlyle. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3623. Twentieth-Century British Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213/EXPO 1213. Intensive study of some of the major literary works of twentieth-century Britain with attention to the relation between the literature and its social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Individual courses can cover (among others) the Modernist period (writers like Conrad, Yeats, Woolf, Eliot), Post-War Literature (Osborne, Delaney, Sillitoe), Contemporary British Literature (Carter, Ishiguro, Rushdie) and/or Black British Literature (James, Selvon, Smith). (Irreg.)

ENGL 3643. Special Topics in Non-Western Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Examines a broad range of potential topics, including particular practices in the context of global cultures and/or minority groups in the West. Course readings draw on a variety of critical or theoretical work regarding culture, discourse, history, or institutions. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3653. The Bible as Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Interpreting the Bible as literature. Although much class time will be spent developing readings of individual books, a number of critical issues that affect the ways to approach the project of understanding the Bible will also be considered. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3713. Introduction to American Studies.3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the main currents in American thought as exemplified by literary and nonliterary works (emphasis on the latter). Readings may include works from history, philosophy, art, science and other areas. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL 3843. Theory Now.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213 and ENGL 2273. Designed for undergraduate English majors and minors, the study of new directions in literary and cultural criticism and theory since 1968, reading influential selections from roughly two dozen leading postmodern figures. The main schools and movements discussed are structuralism, poststructuralism, feminist theory, postcolonial criticism, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural studies. Representative figures include Roland Barthes, Harold Bloom, Helene Cixous, Michel Foucault, Bell Hooks, and Elaine Showalter. Among the key concepts and terms explored are authorship, convention, literary canon, ideology, interpretation, intertextuality, hegemony, literariness, and tradition. (F, Sp)

ENGL 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Will consist of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. The topics will cover materials not usually presented in the regular classes. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. The projects covered will vary. The content will deal with concepts not usually presented in regular coursework. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Will provide an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project in the student's field. (Irreg.)

ENGL 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

ENGL 4003. Movements in World Literature.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MLLL 4003) Prerequisite: junior standing. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit nine hours. Focuses on texts within a literary movement (literature other than canonical American or British). Also attention to critical and theoretical questions about concepts such as genre, nation, national building, national identity, etc. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL G4013. Major Figure (With Subtitle).3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. The major figure designated in the subtitle is studied in depth: a major portion of his/her works are covered; significant critical approaches will be presented. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4023. Literary Movements.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. A course on literary movements or groups of authors who are related through their particular interests in certain distinct or philosophical ideas: the Metaphysical Poets, the Fugitive Writers, etc. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4033. Indigenous Political Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2733 or 2743 or permission of the instructor. Examines key issues of American Indian politics and literature, exploring how they continue to shape the American Indian world in the present. Also considers how North American Indian politics relate to broader discussions of indigenous peoples and literatures around the world. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4113. Magazine Editing and Publishing in the Humanities.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 or EXPO 1213. Introduction to magazine writing, editing, and publishing - scholarly and otherwise - in the humanities. (F)

ENGL G4133. History Of the English Language.3 Credit Hours.

Traces the development of the English language from its Indo-European origins through its present state. Special attention will be paid to changes in grammar and vocabulary. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4203. Special Topics in Literary Forms.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Generic approach to literary forms; exact subject material (eighteenth-century satire, Western novel, gothic fiction) will vary from course to course. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4233. Major Figures in Theory.3 Credit Hours.

Intensive exploration of the work and influence of one or a small number of literary or cultural theorists. Texts typically will encompass primary reading in a theorist or group of theorists and ancillary readings in the work of writers or other theorists who show the theorist(s). (Irreg.)

ENGL 4273. Women Writers.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL/EXPO 1213. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit 9 hours. A study of women's art and culture in British, American, Native American and/or African American contexts. Typically incorporating a feminist approach and raising questions about gender, race, and sexuality, the course engages the often forgotten or marginalized experiences of women as represented in literature, film and/or other texts. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4283. Hip Hop as Poetry, Literature and Cultural Expression.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Hip Hop will be examined from three different angles: the message, the history, and the performance. There are required film viewings. Students will analyze the lyrics of literary texts and music albums, and will be required to write, memorize and perform their own poetry. (Irreg.) [IV-AF].

ENGL G4303. Special Topics in Criticism.3 Credit Hours.

May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. selected studies in literary criticism, including the criticism of film. The exact subject matter will vary from instructor to instructor. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4323. The Harlem Renaissance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Examines the literature, culture, and politics of the Harlem renaissance. In addition to texts of the 1920s, the course considers the contexts out of which the movement emerged, as well as its effects in the U.S. and abroad. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4333. Black Arts/Black Power.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 or EXPO 1213. Examines the formation of the black arts and black power movements of the 1960s and 1970s in the united states. Focus on cultural exchanges and ideological engagements between local struggles for civil rights and larger global movements. Studies include a variety of literary and critical texts and genres, film and music. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4343. The Indian in American Popular Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213 or equivalent. Explores the various appearances and roles, stereotyped or otherwise, American Indians have traditionally been pigeon-holed into throughout America's five centuries of recorded history. Covers Captain John Smith, Colonial era, Romantic period of Cooper and Longfellow, and modern writers Waters and Berger. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

ENGL G4373. Black Literary Form and Cultural Expression.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Compare and contrast the relationship between literary form and cultural expression by analyzing Black literature produced in two different contexts: the United States and the Caribbean. Examine writing from the literary movements knows as the "Harlem Renaissance," "Negritude," and the "Black Arts." (Irreg.)

ENGL G4383. Civilization and Diaspora.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. Examines literary and cultural forms from the African Diaspora (the Black population outside of continental Africa) offering alternative definitions of civilization, literary and progress. Define and explore what is called Diaspora literacy: linguistic, philosophical and cultural ways of knowing that come out of African Diaspora experience. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

ENGL G4453. Literature and Landscape.3 Credit Hours.

Exploration of writers, gardeners, farmers and painters who translated nature into art. Texts range from ancient to modern world and may include classical, renaissance, romantic and American works in which engagement in landscape is an important topic. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4513. Chaucer.3 Credit Hours.

Examines the poetry of The Canterbury Tales and one or two of Chaucer's earlier narrative poems. Special emphasis will be given to the social, literary and cultural backgrounds to Chaucer's work. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4523. Shakespeare Comedies.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Close reading and analysis of Shakespeare's comedies and histories. Selected criticism, 1600 to the present. Historical background and Shakespeare's theatre. Dramatic traditions, movie interpretations, performance theory and acting. Emphases and reading lists vary from year to year. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL G4533. Shakespeare Tragedies.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Close reading and analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies and lyric poetry. Selected criticism, 1600 to the present. Historical background and Shakespeare's theatre. Dramatic traditions, movie interpretations, performance theory and acting. Emphases and reading lists vary from year to year. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

ENGL G4553. Milton.3 Credit Hours.

Close reading and analysis of selected poetry and prose, with emphasis on Paradise Lost. Study of literary forms, cultural myths, theology, ethics. Themes of loss, guilt, free will, male-female relationships. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4593. Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Specialized study in selected topics in medieval literary culture. Students will be expected to be able to read middle English. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4603. Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Specialized study in selected topics in early modern literary culture. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4613. Nineteenth-Century British Novel.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213/EXPO 1213. An exploration of novels by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, and Thomas Hardy, in relation to their social, intellectual, and cultural contexts, focusing on selected topics (such as industrialism), themes (such as the conflict between passion and convention), or types (such as "the novel of education"). (Irreg.)

ENGL 4623. British Romantic Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213/EXPO 1213. The Romantic literary movement from the late eighteenth to the early nineteenth century, a time of revolution in politics, human rights, literature, sexuality, and more. The course may focus on major poets, such as Keats, on Gothic literature, and novelists such as Jane Austen. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4653. Twentieth-Century English Poetry.3 Credit Hours.

A survey with emphasis on Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Lawrence, Graves, Auden and Dylan Thomas. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4713. Major Authors in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated with change of subject; maximum credit six hours. Intensive study of one or more major 19th century American authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, or Mark Twain. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4723. Issues in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated with change of subject; maximum credit six hours. Intensive study of nineteenth-century American texts in a specific literary or historical context, such as the Civil War and reconstruction, the Women's Rights Movement, transcendentalism, regionalism, or sentimentalism. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4733. American Naturalism and Realism.3 Credit Hours.

Major American novelists from the Civil War to the end of World War I, including Howells, James, Twain, Crane, Dreiser, Norris and Wharton. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4823. American Novel Since 1920.3 Credit Hours.

Major authors and schools in American fiction including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck and others selected by the instructor. (Irreg.)

ENGL G4833. Twentieth-Century American Poetry.3 Credit Hours.

A survey from Frost to the present with emphasis on major figures in each of three generations. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4853. The English Capstone Course.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1113, 1213, and 2433 and 2443 or 2543 and 2653 or 2773 and 2883, plus twelve hours. Combine English majors from diverse tracks to work on a topic involving major cultural issues, artifacts and texts. Projects include a significant amount of writing demonstrating the students' accomplishments in analyzing literature. (F, Sp) [V].

ENGL 4883. Literature of the Diaspora.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 and permission of instructor. May be repeated with a change of content, maximum credit nine hours. In-depth study of selected contemporary international writers/jurors, frequently non-Western, who visit campus as part of the Neustadt and/or Puterbaugh symposia for World Literature Today. (irreg.)

ENGL 4923. Advanced Fiction Writing.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5923) Prerequisite: six hours of creative writing, application and departmental permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Work at an advanced level for qualified students. Intensive writing, peer criticism, revision, and reading in current markets with the goal of producing publishable work. No student may earn credit for both 4923 and 5923. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4933. Advanced Poetry Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: six hours of creative, application and departmental permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Intensive writing, peer criticism, revision, and reading in current markets with the goal of producing publishable work. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4943. Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5943) Prerequisite: six hours of 2000-3000-level writing courses, application and departmental permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Intensive writing, peer criticism, revision, and reading in current markets with the goal of producing publishable creative nonfiction. No student may earn credit for both 4943 and 5943. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4950. Special Topics in World Literature Today.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 1213 and permission of instructor. May be repeated with a change of topic, maximum credit six hours. In-depth study of selected contemporary international writers/jurors who visit campus as part of the Neustadt and/or Puterbaugh symposiums for World Literature Today. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4970. Special Topics in World Literature Today.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 1213 and permission of instructor. May be repeated with a change of topic; maximum credit six hours. In-depth study of selected contemporary international writers/jurors who visit campus as part of the Neustadt and/or Puterbaugh symposiums of World Literature Today. (Irreg.)

ENGL 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: three courses in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topics not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (F, Sp, Su)

ENGL 5003. Seminar--Special Topics in English, American or Comparative Lit.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated three times with change of subject matter; maximum credit 12 hours. Topics in theoretical and historical problems of English, American or comparative literature in different periods. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5113. Teaching College Composition and Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. In a workshop format, students will apply readings in composition and literary theory to such practical concerns of freshman English teaching as course planning, assignment preparation, grading and discussion techniques. (F)

ENGL 5133. Teaching Technical Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Introduction to the types of writing professional engineers and scientists are expected to do and methods of teaching these forms of writing. In addition, students will attend classes being taught by the professor and have the opportunity to design and teach some workshops as well as evaluate the undergraduates' work. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5223. Seminar--Film.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Will involve reading and analyzing the works of the more sophisticated film theorists and critics as well as studying approaches to the teaching of film (the auteur theory; film history; film genres; visual literacy; film and society; film as narrative; non-narrative forms). (Irreg.)

ENGL 5313. Literary Criticism.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and department permission. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. A comprehensive history of literary criticism, the study of a particular movement or related movements in literary criticism; or a study of a particular issue or related issues in literary criticism. (Sp)

ENGL 5333. Native American Women Writers.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Reading or viewing poetry, fiction, autobiography, and film by Native American women. Examining traditional Indian societies' conceptions of gender and the relationship between western Feminism and native women's political experiences. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5343. Native American Fiction.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of subject matter; maximum credit nine hours. Study of fiction written by Native American authors in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The course may include native authors from throughout the Americas and study the cultural contexts of Native American fiction. This course may also focus on particular themes and authors. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5353. Native American Poetry.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Study of poetry written by Native American authors in twentieth century. Course may include native authors from throughout the Americas (including poetry in indigenous languages) and study the cultural contexts of Native American poetry. This course may also focus on particular themes and authors. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5363. Native American Non-Fiction and Criticism.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of subject matter; maximum credit nine hours. Study of Native American cultures by means of non-fiction and scholarly-critical writings. Course may focus on issues of methodology, theory, and cultural studies. Course may also focus on particular themes and authors. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5373. Graduate Topics in Native American Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated up to three times with change of subject matter; maximum credit twelve hours. Special topics focusing on Native American cultures, including literature, drama, philosophy, and thematic approaches to the subject. Course may also focus on particular themes, movements, and authors. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5403. Issues in Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. An overview of contemporary research and theory in the study of written composition, with emphasis on rhetorical theory, the interrelationship of writing and reading, and the politics of defining literacy. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5423. Classical Rhetorical Theory.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Historicizing of rhetoric from ancient Egyptians to Greek sophists, Plato, Aristotle to Rome and Augustine. Includes examination of the ways "history" and cultural studies comprise the area. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5433. 18th and 19th Century Rhetorical Theory.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. An introduction to the rhetorical thought of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain and America, focusing on the development of rhetorical theories within the contexts of (1) eighteenth-century Scottish moral philosophy, (2)English romanticism, and (3) the emergence and development of higher education in nineteenth-century America. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5443. Twentieth-Century Rhetoric and Composition Theory.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. A survey of twentieth-century scholarship on rhetoric and composition theory, beginning with the rhetorical theories of Kenneth Burke, with emphasis on the mid-century revival of rhetoric and composition through current changes brought about by technology and feminism. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5453. Special Topics in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated two times with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Addresses topical issues being debated within the profession. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5463. Rhetoric & Technology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated once with change of content; maximum credit six hours. A graduate seminar designed to explore the impact of computer technology on rhetorical theory. Examines electronic literacy in terms of the following themes: history and writing technologies; the politics of writing instruction in computer-mediated classrooms; rhetoric and issues of difference; and intellectual property in a computer age. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5473. Women's Rhetorics and Writing Practices.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Analysis of selected historical and current work by women according to histories and theories of written composition theory, rhetorical theory, and literacy practices. These issues are studied by analyzing how women interact with different forms of communication (e.g., speaking, print, film, video, computer graphics). (Irreg.)

ENGL 5483. Rhetorical Perspectives on Literacy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Inquiry into the meaning of "literacy" in the electronic age where text, graphics, and video "interanimate" each other. It asks: what are the boundaries of literacy: What academic fields does its study encompass: What is the current benchmark for illiteracy: How have different societies defined functional literacy? (Irreg.)

ENGL 5513. Major Medieval Authors.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with a change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Focus on an outstanding medieval author such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Margery Kempe, or Thomas Malory, read in his or her literary, historical, and social context. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5523. Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Special studies in major figures, genres, themes, and movements of the Middle Ages. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5533. Major Early Modern Author.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Focus on a significant early modern author such as William Shakespeare, John Milton, or Margaret Cavendish, read in his or her literary, historical, and social context. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5543. Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Special studies in major figures, genres, themes and movements of the early modern period. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5553. Post-Colonial Theory and Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Theories of postcolonialism as they have emerged from poststructuralist theory in the west, and from various political-literary movements in the non-Western world. Also focuses on the literatures of postcolonial cultures in Asia, Africa, Latin American, the Caribbean, Australia, and North America. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5613. Seminar--Nineteenth Century English Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of subject matter; maximum credit nine hours. Special studies in the Romantic and Victorian periods designed to promote original research and criticism. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5703. Special Topics in American Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated two times with change of subject matter; maximum credit 9 hours. Intensive study of a major theme, issue, genre or figure in American literature and culture that is not limited to any single historical period. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5803. Seminar--Twentieth-Century American Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of subject matter; maximum credit 9 hours. Topics vary. Special studies in American authors, ideas and literary types. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5813. Blackness, Coloniality, Gender.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Taking an historical and cultural approach to Black U.S. and Caribbean female writing, explore the struggle between the "official" cultural contexts and the spaces of counter-cultural resistance. Analyze the terminology "colonial" and "postcolonial" and the current theoretical landscape in which these terms are used. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5923. Advanced Fiction Writing.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4923) Prerequisite: graduate standing, six hours of creative writing, application and departmental permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Work at an advanced level for qualified students. Intensive writing, peer criticism, revision, and reading in current markets with the goal of producing publishable work. No student may earn credit for both 4923 and 5923. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5943. Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4943) Prerequisite: graduate standing, six hours of 2000-3000-level writing courses, application and departmental permissions. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Intensive writing, peer criticism, revision, and reading in current markets with the goal of producing publishable creative nonfiction. No student may earn credit for both 4943 and 5943. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5960. Directed Readings in Research.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated with change of content; M.A. thesis option maximum credit three hours; M.A. non-thesis option maximum credit six hours; Ph.D. maximum credit nine hours. An individual course, which may not duplicate regular course offerings, of intensive research. Area and problem to be determined by student and directing professor. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

ENGL 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of department. 2 to 9 hours. Variable enrollment; maximum credit applicable toward degree, six hours. (F, Sp, Su)

ENGL 6013. Research Seminars in Composition, Rhetoric or Literacy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Topics vary. Issues of the historical/philosophical in composition and rhetorical studies; issues of empirical research in composition/rhetorical studies; issues of literacy in composition/rhetorical studies. (Irreg.)

ENGL 6103. Research Methods in Composition.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: by permission. Topics vary. A survey of the literature in composition research from 1900 to the present; directed research of an empirical, historical or theoretical nature. (Irreg.)

ENGL 6113. Issues in Contemporary Theory and Cultural Studies.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. Explores issues in theory and cultural studies during recent decades, focusing on influential figures, major texts, innovative schools and movements, and new problems in the field. (Irreg.)

ENGL 6880. Research for PhD Exam.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and departmental permission. The doctoral candidate will take up to three credits in preparation for their qualifying exam. (Irreg.)

ENGL 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

ENGL 6970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or research and field projects. (Irreg.)

ENGL 6980. Research for Doctoral Dissertation.2-16 Credit Hours.

(F, Sp, Su)

ENGL 6990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)