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Introduction | B.A. in Comparative Literature
B.A. in English | Minor in English | M.A. in English
B.A. in Linguistics | Minor in Linguistics
Comparative Literature Courses
English Courses | English Education Courses
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Joseph Sawicki

VICE CHAIR
Sheryl Fontaine

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
University Hall 323

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hss.fullerton.edu/english

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature
Bachelor of Arts in English
Minor in English
Master of Arts in English
Minor in Linguistics
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
Master of Arts in Linguistics

FACULTY
Marlin Blaine, Cornel Bonca, Ellen Caldwell, Mary Kay Crouch, Lana Dalley, Angela Della Volpe, Sheryl Fontaine, Joanne Gass, Jane Hipolito, Erin Hollis, Susan Jacobsen, Alan Kaye, Thomas Klammer, Deborah Lawrence, Mohsen Mirshafiei, Helen Mugambi, Franz Müller, Derek Pacheco, Irena Praitis, Chris Ruiz-Velasco, David Sandner, Joseph Sawicki, Yichin Shen, Kay Stanton, Atara Stein, Stephen Westbrook, John White, Heping Zhao

INTRODUCTION
The discipline of English includes the study of British and American literature, composition and rhetoric, and the history, structure and dialects of the English language.

The major in English is a flexible program emphasizing skill(s) in writing, familiarity with and appreciation of the literatures of England and America, and knowledge of the nature and development of the English language.

Comparative literature is the study of world literature without specific regard for national or linguistic boundaries. It is comparative in that it deals with the relationships among different literatures. The comparatist studies not only the international literary masterpieces and historical periods of world literature, but also examines critical theories from a cross-cultural perspective. The major in comparative literature promotes the understanding of world literatures and cultures in various historical periods, including the present, for students with a special concern for the relationships among the languages and literatures of various civilizations. Comparative literature courses are conducted in English, and required reading is available in English.

The study of literature and language helps students to achieve a mature understanding of themselves and the world and to learn to read critically and analytically, write clearly and persuasively, and reason soundly. For these reasons such study is ideal preparation for professional training in fields such as law, medicine, and religion, or for responsible positions in business and industry. The major in English may be combined with preparation for elementary and secondary school teaching. In addition, the majors in English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics provide a foundation for students who intend to work for advanced degrees in preparation for college teaching.

Advisers
English/Comparative Literature, Undergraduate:
All full-time faculty members serve as advisers.

English/Comparative Literature, Graduate:
Irena Praitis

Teaching Credential:
John White

Linguistics, Undergraduate:
Franz Müller

Linguistics, Graduate:
Franz Müller

An annual conference with a faculty adviser is required. New students must confer with an adviser in each of the first two semesters.

Credential Information
The bachelor’s degree in English may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for either the multiple subject teaching credential (K-8) or single subject credential (7-12) in English. Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the Center for Careers in Teaching (714-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, the major and electives. With careful planning, it may be possible to enter the credential program in the senior year of the bachelor’s degree. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (714-278-3352) to obtain information on attending an overview presentation.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
The Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature requires a minimum of 120 units which includes courses for the major, General Education, all University requirements, and free electives. A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses applied to the major. For the major, students must complete a total of 42 units of upper-division courses. In selecting courses, students are urged to consult a faculty adviser.

Required courses (English 300 and 18 units in comparative literature, including Comparative Literature 324, 325, and either English/ Comparative Literature 450 or Comparative Literature 451);

British and American Literature (6 upper-division units listed under English); Breadth Requirement (6 adviser-approved units in other fields such as anthropology, history, art history, music history or philosophy);

Electives (9 upper-division units in comparative literature, or literature courses in English or an adviser-approved foreign language).

Reading Competence in a Foreign Language
This requirement can be met by examination or by successful completion of an adviser- approved 400-level course offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, provided it is not taught in translation. Information on the examination is available in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics office.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH
The Bachelor of Arts in English requires a minimum of 120 units which includes courses for the major, General Education, all University requirements, and free electives. The English major consists of 42 units. At least 30 units must be upper-division courses. A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses applied to the major. In selecting courses, students are urged to consult a faculty member of the Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics. English 101, a graduation requirement for all students, is not part of the English major but is a prerequisite to further work in English.

Required Courses (9 units)
English 300 Analysis of Literary Forms (3)
English 301 Advanced College Writing (3)
English 316 Shakespeare (3)
Survey Courses (at least 6 units)
English 211 British Literature to 1760 (3)
English 212 British Literature from 1760 (3)
English 221 American Literature to Whitman (3)
English 222 American Literature from Twain to the Moderns (3)
Comp Lit 324 World Literature to 1650 (3)
Comp Lit 325 World Literature from 1650 (3)

Period, Genre and Criticism Courses
(At least 9 units, including at least 3 units from courses prior to 1800,
    i.e., 423, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456)
English 423 Early American Literature (3)
English 450 Medieval Literature (3)
English 451 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (3)
English 452 Elizabethan Poetry and Prose (3)
English 453 17th-Century Poetry and Prose (3)
English 454 The Drama of the Restoration and the 18th Century (3)
English 455 Restoration and 18th-Century Poetry and Prose (3)
English 456 The Development of the English Novel Through Jane Austen (3)
English 457 The Romantic Movement in English Literature (3)
English 458 Victorian Literature (3)
English 459 The Development of the 19th Century English Novel (3)
English 462 Modern British and American Novels (3)
English 463 Contemporary Novels in English (3)
English 464 Modern British and American Drama (3)
English 465 Contemporary Drama in English (3)
English 466 Modern British and American Poetry (3)
English 467 Contemporary Poetry in English (3)
English 491 Traditions of English Literary Criticism (3)
English 492 Modern Critical Theory (3)

Major Author Courses (at least 3 units)
English 315 Chaucer (3)
English 317 Milton (3)

Language Courses (at least 3 units)
English 303 Structure of Modern English (3)
English 305 The English Language in America (3)

Electives (at least 12 units)
Chosen from English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics courses numbered 201 and above.

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MINOR IN ENGLISH
Students must complete a total of 21 units, including 15 units as described below and 6 units of electives. No more than six units of lower-division course work can be applied to the minor. In selecting courses, students seeking a minor in English should consult a faculty member of the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics.

A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses applied to the minor.

Required Courses (9 units)
English 300 Analysis of Literary Forms (3)
English 301 Advanced College Writing (3)
English 316 Shakespeare (3)

Survey Courses (at least 6 units)
English 211 British Literature to 1760 (3)
English 212 British Literature from 1760 (3)
English 221 American Literature to Whitman (3)
English 222 American Literature from Twain to the Moderns (3)
Comp Lit 324 World Literature to 1650 (3)
Comp Lit 325 World Literature from 1650 (3)

Electives (at least 6 units)
Chosen from additional English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics courses, with the exception of English 101 and 200. Students may take the approved upper-division writing course(s)in their majors instead of English 301. They must, however, complete 21 units in English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH

The master’s degree program in English offers students the opportunity to achieve a multifaceted understanding of literature and language. The degree is useful to those already teaching in high schools or interested in community college teaching, to those seeking careers in writing and publishing, and to those intending to take further graduate work.

Admission to Graduate Standing
Applicants are encouraged to make an appointment with the department graduate adviser. The adviser will review transcripts, advise applicants regarding prerequisites, and determine if any courses apply to the degree program.

Admission to the master’s degree program is a prerequisite to enrollment in all graduate courses.

  1. University requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted.
  2. The department requires a bachelor’s degree in English or Comparative Literature from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the upper-division major courses, provided that a minimum of 24 units of upper-division course work is included.
    If the applicant holds a bachelor’s degree in another major, 24 units of upper-division course work in English and/or Comparative Literature must be completed with at least a 3.0 grade-point average before beginning work in the master’s degree program.
  3. In the event that the applicant’s grade-point average in prerequisite courses is below 3.0, he or she may take additional upper-division English and/or Comparative Literature course work and reapply to the program. The applicant should consult with the graduate adviser to determine appropriate course work. Some courses taken to make up qualitative deficiencies may be credited toward the M.A., if completed with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better, and if applicable to the student’s particular study plan. Courses taken to remove quantitative deficiencies may not be applied to the M.A. program.
  4. A writing sample will also be required of all applicants. The writing sample should demonstrate advanced skill in literary analysis and expository writing. A paper written for an upper-division literature course and analyzing one or more elements in one or more literary works is preferred. The writing sample should be approximately five to ten pages long, and it need not include secondary research. Applicants who do not have course papers available should contact the department graduate adviser for advice.
  5. Applicants must submit three letter(s) of recommendation from individuals best qualified to judge their potential for graduate study in English.
  6. All applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English, must demonstrate competence in English. Those who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 600 (paper) or 250 (computer) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university Graduate Studies website for current information http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate.

Foreign Language Requirement
Students must satisfy a foreign language requirement with one of the following options:
(1) two years of foreign language at the college or university level, (2) one 400-level course in a foreign language or in literature taught in a foreign language, (3) Linguistics 406 Descriptive Linguistics or Linguistics 412 Sociolinguistics OR (4) another 400-level linguistics course approved by the graduate adviser. This requirement may be satisfied prior to or after admission to the M.A. program.

Study Plan
The graduate program in English comprises 30 units of course credit. All courses must be approved by the graduate adviser.

A study plan must be developed and approved for admission to classified graduate standing within the student’s first nine units of graduate course work. Courses taken by a student admitted to the program with conditionally classified status do not necessarily apply toward the degree. No more than nine units of postgraduate course work may be applied to the master’s degree program. See the graduate adviser for further information.

The study plan allows three units of adviser-approved course work outside the department and/or three units of graduate independent study. No more than six units are allowed at the 400 level. In addition, at least one proseminar or seminar must be in Comparative Literature or cross-listed in Comparative Literature. A project and comprehensive exam are required of all students. Students are encouraged to take English 500 in their first semester.

Core courses (6 units)
English 500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Literature (3)
Analysis of Discourse (3 units from English 491, 492, 579T)

Proseminars (12 units)
English or Comparative Literature 525T Proseminar in Literature, Rhetoric, or Writing (3)
Students are encouraged to satisfy the proseminar requirements prior to taking seminars.

Seminars (9 units)
Students choose from advisor-approved seminar courses (English or Comparative Literature 509T, 571T, 572T, 573T, 574T, 575T, or 591T, or other adviser-approved courses).

Project (3 units)
In addition to the written exam described below, students are required to complete a project in the project writing course, English 595. Students who plan to do a creative writing project must take a minimum of six units of creative writing workshops, one of which must be at the 500 level.

Project proposals are due before the end of the fifth week of the semester preceding enrollment in the project writing course and must be approved by the department Graduate Studies Committee. If the proposal is not approved when first submitted, students may resubmit only once in the same semester. Please consult the graduate adviser or department office for further details.

Comprehensive Exam
In order to complete degree requirements, students must pass a two-part written exam involving analysis and synthesis. Failed parts of the exam may be retaken only once. The deadline to file a notice of intention to take the examination is the end of the third week of the semester in which the student plans to take the exam.


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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LINGUISTICS
MINOR IN LINGUISTICS

For information on these programs and a listing of linguistics courses, please consult the "Linguistics" section of this catalog.

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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE COURSES


Courses are designated as CPLT in the class schedule.

CPLT 110    Literature of the Western World from Ancient through Medieval Times

Description: (Same as English 110)
Units: (3)

CPLT 111    Literature of the Western World from the Renaissance through the 19th Century

Description: (Same as English 111)
Units: (3)

CPLT 312    The Bible as Literature

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.B.2. Literary qualities of biblical literature and the influence of major themes upon Western literary traditions. (Same as Comparative Religion 312)
Units: (3)

CPLT 315    Classical Mythology in World Literature

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.B.2. Greek and Roman myths which have been of continuing significance in Western world literature.
Units: (3)

CPLT 324    World Literature to 1650

Description: Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and completion of any literature course from General Education Category III.B.2. Asian and Western literature from the beginning to 1650.
Units: (3)

CPLT 325    World Literature from 1650

Description: Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and completion of any literature course from General Education Category III.B.2. Asian and Western literature from 1650 to the present.
Units: (3)

CPLT 355T    Images of Women in Literature

Description: (Same as English 355T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 373    Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature

Description: Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and completion of any literature course from General Education Category III.B.2. Major writers such as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and their relationship to Western literature.
Units: (3)

CPLT 374    Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

Description: Prerequisite: completion of any literature course from General Education Category III.B.2. Soviet peoples’ literature from 1918 to the present. Basic trends in literary criticism. Major writers such as Gorky, Blok, Mayakovsky, Zamyatin, Zoshchenko, Akhmatova and Pasternak.
Units: (3)

CPLT 380    Introduction to Asian Literature

Description: Prerequisite: completion of any literature course from General Education Category III.B.2. Selected translations of Arabic, Persian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese literature.
Units: (3)

CPLT 381    African Literature

Description: (Same as English 381 and Afro-Ethnic Studies 381)
Units: (3)

CPLT 382T    Topics in Asian Literature

Description: Prerequisite: completion of any literature course from General Education Category III.B.2. Specific topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with different content for additional credit.
Units: (3)

CPLT 450    Medieval Literature

Description: (Same as English 450)
Units: (3)

CPLT 451    Literature of the Renaissance

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American, or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. The Renaissance as a literary movement, from Erasmus to Montaigne and Cervantes.
Units: (3)

CPLT 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. 
Units: (1-3)

CPLT 525T    Proseminar in Literature, Rhetoric, or Writing

Description: (Same as English 525T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 571T    Graduate Seminar: Major Writers

Description: (Same as English 571T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 572T    Graduate Seminar: Literary Genres

Description: (Same as English 572T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 573T     Graduate Seminar: Cultural Periods

Description: (Same as English 573T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 574T    Graduate Seminar: Special Problems in Literature

Description: (Same as English 574T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 575T    Graduate Seminar: Topics in Teaching

Description: (Same as English 575T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 579T    Graduate Seminar: Problems in Criticism

Description: (Same as English 579T)
Units: (3)

CPLT 597    Project

Description: (Same as English 597)
Units: (3)

CPLT 599    Independent Study

Description:
Units: (1-3)

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ENGLISH COURSES

Courses are designated as ENGL in catalog. For world literature in English translation, see courses under Comparative Literature (CPLT)

ENGL 099    Developmental Writing

Description: An intensive course in basic writing skills. Designed to prepare students for English 101 and is intended for students who score 133 to 144 on the English Placement Test (EPT). Degree credit is not awarded for this course.
Units: (3)

ENGL 099M    Developmental Writing

Description: Intensive course in basic writing skills and language development. Designed to prepare students for English 101 and intended for students who score below 133 on the English Placement Test (EPT). Degree credit is not awarded for this course.
Units: (3)

ENGL 101    Beginning College Writing

Description: Prerequisite: English 099, a satisfactory score on the English Placement Test, or exemption from the EPT. An introductory course in the fundamentals of expository prose. Emphasizes grammatical and basic rhetorical concepts and practices necessary for successful college writing. Instructional fee. (CAN ENGL 2)
Units: (3)

ENGL 105    Introduction to Creative Writing

Description: Prerequisite: English 101. Exploratory creative writing with the opportunity to write in various genres. No credit toward the major.
Units: (3)

ENGL 110    Literature of the Western World from Ancient through Medieval Times

Description: Representative writers and works from the ancient through the medieval world. (Same as Comparative Literature 110)
Units: (3)

ENGL 111    Literature of the Western World from the Renaissance through the 19th Century

Description: Representative writers and works from the Renaissance through the 19th century. (Same as Comparative Literature 111)
Units: (3)

ENGL 199    Intensive Writing Review

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to students who have failed the EWP at least twice. Intensive review of the fundamentals of writing expository prose. Meets examination portion of baccalaureate writing requirement. Carries no credit toward graduation.
Units: (3)

ENGL 200    Introduction to Literature

Description: An introduction to the study of fiction, drama and poetry. Concentration on the critical understanding of literary types rather than on their historical development. Carries no credit toward the major.
Units: (3)

ENGL 206    Introduction to Language Structure and Language Use

Description: An introduction to the nature, structure, development, and use of English.
Units: (3)

ENGL 211    British Literature to 1760

Description: Major periods and movements, major authors, and major forms through 1760.
Units: (3)

ENGL 212    British Literature from 1760

Description: Major periods and movements, major authors and major forms from 1760 through modern times.
Units: (3)

ENGL 221    American Literature to Whitman

Description: Major writers such as Hawthorn, Poe, Melville, Emerson, Thoureau, Whitman, and Dickinson.
Units: (3)

ENGL 222    American Literature from Twain to the Moderns

Description: Major writers such as Twain, James, Crane, Hemingway, Faulkner, O’Neill, Frost, and Elliot.
Units: (3)

ENGL 300    Analysis of Literary Forms

Description: The main literary forms-prose fiction, poetry and drama-are studied and analyzed. English majors should schedule this basic course as early as possible.
Units: (3)

ENGL 301    Advanced College Writing

Description: Prerequisite: English 101. An advanced course in writing expository prose. Emphasizes precision in rhetoric and development of individual style by concentration on matters of diction, audience, emphasis and persuasion. Required of English majors seeking a secondary credential. Instructional fee.
Units: (3)

ENGL 302    Advanced Composition and Rhetoric for English Teachers

Description: Prerequisite: English 101.
Units: (3)

ENGL 303    The Structure of Modern English

Description: Prerequisite: junior standing. The grammar of contemporary English. Modern English usage. Required of English majors seeking a secondary credential. Must be taken before student teaching.
Units: (3)

ENGL 305    The English Language in America

Description: American English, its origins, its regional and social dialects, and its role in American history and in such institutions as schools, corporations, government, and the media. (Same as Linguistics 305)
Units: (3)

ENGL 306    Intermediate Creative Writing

Description: Prerequisite: Completion of General Education Categories III.B.1 III.B.2. A course providing experience in creative writing beyond the introductory level. Emphasis on poetry, the short story, and/or the one-act play.
Units: (3)

ENGL 315    Chaucer

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. The Canterbury Tales and Chaucer’s language. The vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and syntax of the East Midland dialect of Middle English.
Units: (3)

ENGL 316    Shakespeare

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. A study of the major plays.
Units: (3)

ENGL 317    Milton

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. The poetry and prose in the light of Milton’s intellectual development.
Units: (3)

ENGL 324    Introduction to Afro-American Literature

Description: (Same as Afro-Ethnic 324)
Units: (3)

ENGL 325    American Ballad and Folksong

Description: Anglo-American balladry and folksong; their historical development, ethnic background and poetical values.
Units: (3)

ENGL 326    The American Frontier in Literature

Description: Prerequisite: any courses in American literature, American studies or American history. Thematic study of American literature as it reflects the changing frontier experience and establishes national myths and symbols.
Units: (3)

ENGL 327    Asian American Literature

Description: (Same as Asian American Studies 327)
Units: (3)

ENGL 328    Literature of the American Indians

Description: Prerequisite: completion of any literature courses from General Education Category III.B.2. The prose and poetry of the North American Indian tribes.
Units: (3)

ENGL 341    Children’s Literature

Description: Prerequisite: completion of any literature course in General Education Category III.B.2. World literature written primarily for children, including material from the oral tradition, realistic fiction, fantasy, and poetry. Not applicable for graduate degree credit.
Units: (3)

ENGL 355T    Images of Women in Literature

Description: Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Images of women in genres such as autobiography, poetry, drama, novel. Individual sections may treat conventional literary periods or specific cultures. May be repeated with different content for additional credit. (Same as Comparative Literature 355T)
Units: (3)

ENGL 360    Scientific and Technical Writing

Description: Open to science and non-science students. Scientific and professional writing and editing, with attention to outlines and abstracts, description, process explanation, instructions, and fundamentals of reports, feasibility studies, proposals, internal memos, and letters.
Units: (3)

ENGL 365    Legal Writing

Description: Advanced compositions stressing logic, reasoning, and legal analysis.
Units: (3)

ENGL 370    Horror Fiction

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Horror/occult fiction (or “dark fantasy”) from Mary Shelley to the present, including such writers as E. A. Poe, J. S. LeFanu, Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, and Stephen King.
Units: (3)

ENGL 371    Fantasy Fiction

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Fantasy in literature from Ariosto to Brautigan.
Units: (3)

ENGL 372    Detective Fiction

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Detective fiction from Edgar Allan Poe to the present, including writers such as Sayers, Christie, Chandler, Hammett, and Ross MacDonald.
Units: (3)

ENGL 373    Science Fiction

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent. Science fiction as a literary genre, including future-scene fiction, the utopian novel, the superman/ woman novel and short stories.
Units: (3)

ENGL 374    The Gothic Novel

Description: Prerequisite: English 101. The development of the Gothic Novel in England from 1750-1850, including such authors as Walpole, Smith, Radcliffe, Lewis, Mary Shelley, Austen, Maturin, and Emily Brontë.
Units: (3)

ENGL 381    African Literature

Description: Prerequisite: completion of any literature course from General Education Category III.B.2. African literature written in the English language; the fiction, poetry and drama of the new nations. (Same as Comparative Literature 381 and Afro-Ethnic Studies 381)
Units: (3)

ENGL 402    Theories of Response to Written Composition

Description: Prerequisite: English 301 and 303 or equivalents. Corequisite: English 402S. May be taken for letter grade or credit/no credit.
Units: (2)

ENGL 402S    Tutor Supervision

Description: Prerequisites: English 301 and English 303. Corequisite: English 402. May be taken for letter grade or credit/no credit.
Units: (1)

ENGL 404T    Advanced Creative Writing

Description: Prerequisite: English 306 or its equivalent. Instruction and practice in a workshop setting for the student with some experience in creative writing; emphasis on writing for professional markets. Consult the class schedule to determine section’s emphasis. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

ENGL 416    Studies in Shakespeare

Description: Prerequisite: English 316. Problems of dramatic structure and artistic meanings.
Units: (3)

ENGL 423    Early American Literature

Description: Prerequisite: English 321. Literature of colonial and revolutionary America, including the Puritans, 18th-century deism and rationalism, and the literary antecedents of American democratic thought.
Units: (3)

ENGL 429    American Landscape in Literature

Description: The American landscape in literature. Literary perception of our environment, with special attention to what perceptions of the landscape reveal about human nature.
Units: (3)

ENGL 434    Literature for Junior and Senior High School

Description: Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. The evaluation, selection, and interpretation of fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry reflecting the broad range of interest of young people from 12 to 17 years of age. 
Units: (3)

ENGL 442    Changing Words: History, Semantics, and Translation

Description: (Same as Linguistics 442)
Units: (3)

ENGL 450    Medieval Literature

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Readings in modern English translation from the medieval literature of England and the continent from St. Augustine to Sir Thomas Malory. (Same as Comparative Literature 450)
Units: (3)

ENGL 451    Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. The dramatic tradition in plays by such dramatists as Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Beaumont and Fletcher.
Units: (3)

ENGL 452    Elizabethan Poetry and Prose

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. The non-dramatic literature of the English Renaissance.
Units: (3)

ENGL 453    17th-Century Poetry and Prose

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Non-dramatic literature of the period from 1603 to 1660 excluding Milton.
Units: (3)

ENGL 454    The Drama of the Restoration & the 18th Century

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Representative plays of the Restoration and the 18th century. The development of such dramatic movements as the heroic play, Restoration comedy, and sentimental drama.
Units: (3)

ENGL 455    Restoration and 18th-Century Poetry and Prose

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Major writers such as Butler, Rochester, Dryden, Pepys, Swift, Addison and Steele, Pope, Boswell, Johnson, and selected minor writers.
Units: (3)

ENGL 456    The Development of the English Novel through Jane Austen

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. The English novel from its beginnings to the 19th century including such novelists as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, and Austen.
Units: (3)

ENGL 457    The Romantic Movement in English Literature

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Major writers such as Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
Units: (3)

ENGL 458    Victorian Literature

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Major writers such as Carlyle, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Ruskin, and Pater.
Units: (3)

ENGL 459    The Development of the 19th-Century English Novel

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Major novelists such as the Brontes, Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy.
Units: (3)

ENGL 462    Modern British and American Novels

Description: Prerequisite: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Modern British and American novels from 1900 to 1950.
Units: (3)

ENGL 463    Contemporary Novels in English

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. The novel in English since World War II.
Units: (3)

ENGL 464    Modern British and American Drama

Description: Prerequisite: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. British and American drama from 1900 to 1950.
Units: (3)

ENGL 465    Contemporary Drama in English

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Drama in English from 1950 to the present.
Units: (3)

ENGL 466    Modern British and American Poetry

Description: Prerequisite: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. British and American poetry from 1900 to 1950.
Units: (3)

ENGL 467    Contemporary Poetry in English

Description: Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Poetry in English from 1950 to the present.
Units: (3)

ENGL 491    Traditions of English Literary Criticism

Description: Prerequisite: English 300 or equivalent. The major English critics, from the Renaissance to the beginning of the 20th century, in relationship to the classical theories of criticism.
Units: (3)

ENGL 492    Modern Critical Theory

Description: Prerequisite: English 300 or equivalent.  The major movements in 20th-century British and American criticism.
Units: (3)

ENGL 498    English Internship

Description: Prerequisites: junior or senior status and consent of faculty supervisor. Experience in the practical application of studies in literature and language to work outside the university. Hours to be specified; enrollment limited; Credit/No Credit; no credit toward major.
Units: (3)

ENGL 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Open to advanced students in English with consent of department chair. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

ENGL 500    Introduction to Graduate Studies in Literature

Description: Research techniques, analytical approaches and theories of literature. A course providing basic orientation in graduate literary studies.
Units: (3)

ENGL 509T    Creative Writing Workshop

Description: An intensive graduate-level workshop in creative writing. Students will produce their own work, write critiques of others’ works, and discuss opportunities for publication. Recommended for students with an interest in creative writing. Workshops may focus on the writing of poetry or fiction or of a mix of fiction and drama, depending on expertise of instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topic.
Units: (3)

ENGL 510    Rhetorical Criticism and Discourse Analysis

Description: This course will cover theories of disclosure and rhetorical analysis ranging from an overview of historically foundational/classical readings and approaches to contemporary rhetorical theories and their applications to textual criticism.
Units: (3)

ENGL 525T    Proseminar in Literature, Rhetoric, or Writing

Description: Comprehensive readings course focusing on a key area in literature, rhetoric or writing. Examines major primary works and where they exist, major critical texts representing the area. Students are strongly advised to take proseminars before enrolling in seminars. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. (Same as Comparative Literature 525T)
Units: (3)

ENGL 571T    Graduate Seminar: Major Writers

Description: As appropriate to the specialized research and publication of instructor; major figures such as Shakespeare, Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Goethe, Bronte, Twain, Joyce, Woolf, and Morrison. May be repeated with different content for additional credit. (Same as Comparative Literature 571T)
Units: (3)

ENGL 572T    Graduate Seminar: Literary Genres

Description: As appropriate to the specialized research and publication of instructor, major literary types such as the novel, the short story, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, and historical drama. May be repeated with different content for additional credit. (Same as Comparative Literature 572T)
Units: (3)

ENGL 573T    Graduate Seminar: Cultural Periods

Description: As appropriate to the specialized research and publication of instructor, the literature of a cultural period from Anglo-Saxon to modern times. May be repeated with different content for additional credit.
Units: (3)

ENGL 574T    Graduate Seminar: Special Problems in Literature

Description: As appropriate to the specialized research and publication of the instructor, special problems such as influences on literature, including philosophical, religious, scientific, geographic, and other ecological viewpoints. May be repeated with different content for additional credit. (Same as Comparative Literature 574T)
Units: (3)

ENGL 575T    Graduate Seminar: Topics in Teaching

Description: Specific topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with different content for additional credit. (Same as Comparative Literature 575T)
Units: (3)

ENGL 579T    Graduate Seminar: Problems in Criticism

Description: Historical development and schools of criticism. Individual offerings within this course number may deal with only one aspect of critical problems. May be repeated with different content for additional credit. (Same as Comparative Literature 579T)
Units: (3)

ENGL 590    Writing Theory and Practice for Teaching Associates

Description: Prerequisite: English 402 and admission to the English Department Teaching Associate Program. Theory and practice of the composing process for the beginning college teacher of expository writing. Required of all English Department Teaching Associates during their first semester of teaching.
Units: (3)

ENGL 590S    Teaching Associate Supervision

Description: Prerequisite: English 590. Supervised teaching of developmental writing and freshman composition. No credit toward the M.A. in English. This course may be repeated for credit.
Units: (1)

ENGL 591T    Seminar: Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

Description: As appropriate to the specialized research of instructor, special topics on rhetoric and composition, including historical and theoretical approaches. May be repeated with different content for additional credit.
Units: (3)

ENGL 595    M.A. Project Writing

Description: This course will guide students through the process of writing an M.A. project in literature, rhetoric and composition, or creative writing. To enroll in the course, students must receive prior departmental approval of their M.A. project proposal.
Units: (3)

ENGL 597    Project

Description: Prerequisite: classified graduate standing. A research paper, a critical study, a portfolio of creative writing, or the results of fieldwork or experiment. Supervising professor and English department graduate studies committee must approve the proposal in advance of registration. (Same as Comparative Literature 597)
Units: (3)

ENGL 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Research projects in areas of specialization beyond regularly offered course work. Oral and written reports. May be repeated with different content for additional credit.
Units: (3)

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ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSES


Courses are designated as ENED in catalog.

ENED 442    Teaching English in the Secondary School

Description: Prerequisite: admission to teacher education. Principles, methods and materials of teaching English in the secondary school.
Units: (3)

ENED 449E    Externship in Secondary Teaching

Description: Student teaching in the secondary school during the first semester of the teacher preparation program. The candidate plans and teaches assigned lessons during the last third of the semester.
Units: (3)

ENED 449I    Internship in Secondary Teaching

Description: Student teaching in the secondary school during the second semester of the teacher preparation program. The candidate has the same instructional hours of responsibility as the master teacher.
Units: (10)

ENED 449S    Seminar in Secondary Teaching

Description: Taken concurrently with Ed Sec 449I. Seminar in teaching a single subject in secondary schools. Videotape analysis of teaching based on Teaching Performance Assessments. Taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit.
Units: (3)

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