Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Courses in English at Southeastern



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92. Transitional English. Credit 4 hours. Placement: 17 or below on English ACT score. Instruction and practice in basic principles of essay writing. Instruction in grammar and mechanics as they apply to writing. Introduction to writing with computers. Computer-assisted instruction, learning communities, service learning, and supplemental instruction offered. Internet classes available. Credit hours do not count toward graduation. The final course grade will be a Pass (P) or Unsatisfactory (U). Mutliple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and some Summer semesters.

 

101. Freshman Composition. Credit 3 hours. Required of all students who do not qualify for English 102, 121H or 122H. Instruction and practice in the basic principles of expository writing: the paragraph and the whole composition, the methods of development, the thesis, the outline and organization, the structure and style. Instruction in functional grammar, sentence structure, diction and spelling, punctuation and mechanics, in direct relation to the student’s writing. For placement in English 101, see English Placement section of the General Catalogue. Mutliple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 

102. Critical Reading and Writing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 101 or 121H. Development of skills in reading critically, analyzing models of good writing, and writing in response to a variety of texts, including imaginative literature. Writing the argumentative essay, the critical essay, the research paper, and the essay examination. For placement in English 102, see English Placement section of the General Catalogue. Mutliple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 

121H. Ancient Epic: Literature and Composition. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Minimum ACT composite of 24. English 121H is required of all students pursuing either an Honors Diploma or an Honors in Liberal Studies Diploma. Students in the University Honors Program who are pursuing either an Honors Diploma or an Honors in Liberal Studies Diploma who enroll in this course must concurrently enroll in History 101H (Honors History of Western Civilization). English 121H includes reading of ancient through early medieval epics, an introduction to lyric poetry, review of grammar, instruction in basic principles of composition, and practice in writing different types of expository essays. Students are required to attend the lab that is part of the course. A student may not receive credit for both English 121H and English 230. Mutliple sections offered during the Fall semester; one section offered in the Spring semester.

 

122H. Modern Epic: Literature and Composition. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in English 121H or 123H, or demonstration of superior ability in English 101 or a minimum ACT English score of 32. English 122H is required of all students pursuing either an Honors Diploma or an Honors in Liberal Studies Diploma. Students in the University Honors Program who are pursuing either an Honors Diploma or an Honors in Liberal Studies Diploma who enroll in this course must concurrently enroll in History 102H (Honors History of Western Civilization). English 122H includes reading of works since the medieval period that amplify or question norms of the epic genre, study of selected lyric poetry and prose, and practice in writing critical essays and the research paper. Students are required to attend the lab that is part of this course. A student may not receive credit for both 122H and English 230. One section offered during the Fall semester; multiple sections offered during the Spring semester.

 

123H. Topics in Critical Reading and Writing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Minimum ACT English score of 24. A variable content, writing intensive course engaging with significant texts in literature and culture.

 

124H. Topics in Reading and Research-Based Writing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in English 121H or 123H, or demonstration of superior ability in English 101 or a minimum ACT English score of 32. A variable content, writing intensive course, incorporating research and engaging students with significant texts in literature and culture.

 

210H. Honors Studies in Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in English 122H or 124H. A seminar focused on a particular topic, area, major author, text, or literary period. Course content varies by instructor and semester.

 

230. World Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102 or 124H. A survey of major writings of the Western tradition from classical times to the present. For placement in English 230, see English Placement section of the General Catalogue. A student may not receive credit for both English 230 and English 121H or 122H. Mutliple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 

231. English Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A course in the study of prose, drama, and poetry by major writers of English literature. Emphasis on the development of appreciation. For placement in English 231, see English Placement section of the GeneralCatalogue. Mutliple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 

232. American Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A course in the study of prose, drama, and poetry by major writers of American literature. Emphasis on the development of appreciation. For placement in English 232, see English Placement section of the General Catalogue. Mutliple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 

291H. Tragedy and Comedy. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Demonstration of superior ability in English 102 or a minimum grade of “C” in English 122H or 124H. A study of representative works from the great periods of drama to understand the tragic and comic visions of life. Emphasis on literature as a criticism of life, appreciation, and improvement of writing skills. For placement in English 291H, see English Placement sectionof the GeneralCatalogue. One section offered during the Fall semester.

 

292H. Modern Fiction. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Demonstration of superior ability in English 102 or a minimum grade of “C” in English 122H or 124H. A study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century classic novels and short stories as documents and critiques of society and culture. Emphasis on the interpretive process, critical evaluation, and refinement of writing skills. For placement in English 292H, see English Placement Section of theGeneralCatalogue. One section offered duringthe Spring semester.

 

300. Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. An introductory course focusing on the major genres (prose fiction, poetry, drama), the basics of analysis and theory, research methods, and the writing skills crucial to the study of literature. This course is designed for students planning to major in English or a related discipline. Multiple sections offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

301. British Literature I. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Selected readings (some in translation) from Medieval and Renaissance, Restoration, and Enlightenment periods in the British Isles. Two sections offered during the Fall semester; one section during the Spring semester.

 

303. British Literature II. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Selected readings of major writers from the Romantics to the present in the British Isles. One section offered during the Fall semester; two sections offered during the Spring semester.

 

309. Introduction to Publishing Studies. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 102, 122H or 124H. An introduction to the field of print and digital publishing. Study and practice of editing, production, printing and posting online, and marketing processes involved with publishing newspapers, books, or serials. One section offered during the Fall and/or Spring semesters.

 

310. Literature of the African Diaspora. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Credit 3 hours. A survey of African American writers and other writers from the African Diaspora. Term and section to be announced.

 

312. Advanced Grammar. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Study of structural and functional grammars, modern syntax, morphology, and usage. Special attention to the applications of grammatical knowledge to writing, teaching, and the study of literature. One section offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

315. Special Studies in English. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A variable content course which treats subjects of special interest to students who are not studying English professionally. Recommended as an elective for those majoring in other disciplines and as an enrichment course for members of the community. The content will change from semester to semester and will be advertised in advance. Students majoring or minoring in English, English Education, or Liberal Arts Studies may use 315 for only 3 hours of major course requirements. For all others, the course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Multiple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 

316. The Bible as Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A study of writing from the Hebrew and New Testaments from a literary perspective. Emphasis on genres, continuities of theme, narratology, typology, and modes of interpretation will underscore the role of the Bible in shaping the imagination of writers to the present time. Term and section to be announced.

 

317. Folklore and Oral Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Study of stories, poetry, song lyrics, and cultural performances created in local communities. Term and section to be announced.

 

321. Advanced Composition. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Principles and practice in writing academic expository prose, personal essays, and narrative forms for different audiences and purposes. Special attention to logical and rhetorical analysis, invention, organization, revision, and style. For students in all disciplines. Term and section to be announced.

 

322. Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. An introduction to the genres of writing used in the technical and professional workplace, including memos, letters, instructions, directions, proposals, résumés, and short reports. Multiple sections offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 

351. Early World Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102 or 122H. A study of world literatures and cultures, excluding the British Isles, through a reading of their Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance texts in translation. One section offered during the Fall semester.

 

352. Modern World Literature.. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A study of world literature in translation, excluding the U.S. and the British Isles, from the mid- seventeenth century to contemporary times. One section offered during the Spring semester.

 

369. Living Writers. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A survey of important living authors, including those connected to the Southeastern community. Class activities will include attending readings from visiting authors and sessions with writers-in-residence. Term and section to be announced.

 

370. Life Writing and Autobiography. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Theory, principles, and practical application of life writing; reading and analysis of relevant texts; special emphasis on literary trends in this genre. Term and section to be announced.

 

371. Creative Writing: Poetry. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. An introductory course in writing poetry. Intensive lectures on poetical theory and technique. Criticism of manuscripts through group meetings and individual conferences with the instructor. One section offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

372. Creative Writing: Fiction. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. An introductory course in writing fiction. Intensive lectures on theory and technique of fiction writing. Criticism of manuscripts through group meetings and individual conferences with the instructor. One section offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

373. Film Criticism. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A study of the basic elements of film appreciation with detailed analysis of specific films. This course is cross-listed as Communication 373 and may be taken only once for credit. Laboratory fee: $15.00. One section offered during the Fall semester.

 

374. Literature and Film. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A study of the relationship between film and literature, especially but not exclusively the short story and the novel. Laboratory fee: $15.00. One section offered during the Spring semester.

 

380. Creative Writing: Drama. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. A course in drama composition featuring lecture and workshop sessions dealing with one-act plays. Discussion given to related topics such as full length plays and script writing. Criticism of student manuscripts through group discussion and individual conference. Term and section to be announced.

 

392. Native American Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 232, 231, 291H, 292H, 301, 303, or 351. A study of Native American myths, legends, and contemporary texts. Term and section to be announced.

 

395. Early American Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. The major writers and their works from the Colonial Period to 1860. Two sections offered in the Fall semester; one section offered in the Spring semester.

 

396. American Literature Since 1860. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Representative writers with attention to trends and innovations in American literature. One section offered in the Fall semester; two sections offered in the Spring semester.  

 

413/508. The Development of the English Language. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Study of Modern English in historical perspective. Term and section to be announced.

 

414/524. Introduction to Linguistics. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H (Prior completion of English 312 recommended). Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Survey of major elements and schools of modern linguistics. Special attention to the applications of linguistic knowledge to writing, the teaching of first and second languages, and the study of literature. One section offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

415/525. Special Topics in English.Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. A variable content course covering topics of special interest not similarly treated in existing courses. Intended primarily for majors, but open to all students. May be repeated once for credit.

 

428/528. African American Literature Since 1900. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: English 210H, 230. 231, 232, 291H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395 or 396 and Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. A study of African American literature since 1900 with special attention to critical and historical contexts. Term and section to be announced.

 

429/527. Gender Studies and Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of Department Head. Representations of gender and sexuality in literature. Readings in identity construction and gender epistemology, as well as feminist philosophy and scholarship. Term and section to be announced.

 

430/530. Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Literature from 1660 to 1800, with emphasis on Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson. Special emphasis on the nature and method of satire. Term and section to be announced.

 

435/535 [331]. Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395 or 396 and Junior standing orpermission of the Department Head. A close reading of selected comedies and romances as drama, as literature, and as documents of Elizabethan culture. Two sections offered during the Fall and Spring semesters; one section may be offered during the Summer semester.

 

436/536 [332]. Shakespeare: Tragedies and Histories. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395 or 396 and Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. A close reading of selected tragedies and histories as drama, as literature, and as documents of Elizabethan culture. Two sections offered during the Fall and Spring semesters; one section may be offered during the Summer semester.

 

437/537. Major Periods in Drama. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing orpermission of the Department Head. Study of dramatic literature in one important period, such as Restoration/18th Century England, or contemporary Africa. A variable content course. May be repeated if content is different. Term and section to be announced.

 

438/538. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Introduction to interdisciplinary approaches through the study of selected texts. Term and section to be announced.

 

439/539. Louisiana Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. A survey of the best and most representative writers from Louisiana. Term and section to be announced.

 

446/517. Independent Study in English. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. The course offers the individual student an opportunity to engage in a creative, critical, or reading project with an English professor of his/her choice. This course may be repeated for a total of six hours credit. Term and section to be announced.

 

447/518. Advanced Writing Workshop. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. For advanced undergraduate and new graduate students in all disciplines. Instruction, practice, and group-based support in planning, development, and completion of individualized writing projects. Possible individual emphases include such areas as academic research, creative nonfiction, professional/technical writing, theses, and writing for publication. Term and section to be announced.

 

448/548. Advanced Professional and Technical Writing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 102, 122H, or 124H. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Designed for students in all disciplines. A practical study of writing for professional audiences, with emphasis on the genres specific to professional and technical writing (feasibility studies, proposals, reports, and professional correspondence). Individualized instruction and a choice of writing topics. Term and section to be announced.

 

449/549. History of the Book. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, 122H, or 124H and junior standing or permission of Department Head. Designed for students in all disciplines. A survey of the physical and cultural constructions of the book from tablet to World Wide Web; projects in analysis and creation of book design, both print and digital. Term and section to be announced.

 

455/555. Old English. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Study of the Old English language, with selected readings from the literature of the period. Term and section to be announced.

 

456/556. Medieval England. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing orpermission of the Department Head. Literature in the British Isles from the early Anglo-Saxon period to 1485. Term and section to be announced.

 

457/557. Early Modern Non-Dramatic Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing orpermission of the Department Head. Non-dramatic English literature from 1485 to 1660; representative authors and their works. Term and section to be announced.

 

458/558. Major British Authors. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing orpermission of the Department Head. A study of selected authors, singly or in small related groups, from 1660 to the present. A variable content course. May be repeated if content is different. Term and section to be announced.

 

459/559. Nineteenth Century British Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing orpermission of the Department Head. Literature from the romantic movement in the late 18th Century to the turn of the century; representative authors and their works. Term and section to be announced.

 

465/565. Literary Criticism. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of Department Head. An examination of the development of critical theories from classical times to the present, with an emphasis on the reading of the major texts; a study of the trends in twentieth century criticism and examples of their application. Term and section to be announced.

 

467/567. The Teaching of Writing. Credit 4 hours. Prerequisites: English 102, 122H, or 124H and Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. For prospective and returning teachers. Theory and methods for teaching writing. Emphasis on students’ own writing development through hands-on creation of original teaching materials. Students gain practical experience by serving as writing consultants for two hours per week in area schools and/or in the Southeastern Writing Center. Three hours lecture, and two hours of laboratory per week. Two sections offered during the Fall semester; one section offered during the Spring semester.

 

468/564. The Teaching of Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: Two literature courses in English at the 300/400-level. Junior standing or permission of Department Head. This course prepares English Education majors to become effective teachers of literature at the secondary level. Students will explore the methods and literary texts vital to a secondary school curriculum in Language Arts. Students will also develop teaching materials appropriate for use in the high school classroom. Significant field experiences will include educational interactions with students. Three hours of lecture and one to two hours of laboratory per week. One section offered during the Fall semester; two sections offered during the Spring semester.

 

471/522. Chaucer. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Readings from Chaucer’s major works, chiefly The Canterbury Tales.Term and section to be announced.

 

472/523. Milton. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Critical study of Milton’s major poetry and selections from the prose works. Emphasis on Paradise Lost. Consideration of religious and intellectual milieu. Term and section to be announced.

 

475/575. Introduction to Contemporary Criticism. Graduate status or permission of the Department Head. Preparation for advanced study in English, including bibliographic and critical skills. Instruction in bibliography centers on basic literary research resources and methods, and instruction in literary criticism centers on contemporary theoretical methods. English 575 is a requirement for students in the M.A. Program in English. One section offered during the Fall semester.

 

476/576. The Rhetorical Tradition. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. A survey of key texts from the rhetorical tradition, from Plato to Derrida. An examination of the relevance of this tradition to students’ needs as writers (including professional/technical and creative writers), as teachers of writing, and as students of literature and modes of public discourse. Term and section to be announced.

 

477/577. Foundations in Language and Literacy. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Introduces students to the scholarship, research methods, instructional practices, and professional opportunities in the related disciplines of grammar and linguistics (including the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, or TESOL), composition and rhetoric, and literacy studies. Successful completion of the course will give students preliminary grounding in these areas needed to pursue graduate course work in the Language and Literacy concentration and to pursue meaningful careers in the disciplines following graduation. Term and section to be announced.

 

482/582. Intermediate Poetry Workshop. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 371 or permission of the Department Head. Writing of poetry of literary quality and intermediate study of poetry theory and technique with emphasized study of contemporary poetry. Intensive discussion of student manuscripts in group meetings and in conferences with instructor. May be repeated once for credit. Term and section to be announced.

 

483/583. Intermediate Fiction Workshop. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 372 or permission of the Department Head. Writing of fiction of literary quality and intermediate study of technique and theory of fiction writing with emphasized study of contemporary fiction. Intensive discussion of student manuscripts in group meetings and in conferences with instructor. May be repeated once for credit. Term and section to be announced.

 

485/585. Foundations in Professional Writing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing, English 322, or permission of the Department Head. Designed to introduce students to the theoretical issues and bibliographic skills fundamental to an advanced study of Professional Writing. Includes the use, evaluation and organization of both traditional and on-line bibliographic materials, with emphasis on the Internet, World Wide Web, and on-line catalogs. Instruction focuses on theoretical issues necessary to the study of Professional Writing. Term and section to be announced.

 

486/586. Document Production & Design. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing, English 322, or permission of the Department Head. Designed for students from all disciplines. A study of documents, both printed and electronic. Emphasis on visual rhetoric, desk top publishing, hypertext, web page authoring, and electronic presentations. Individualized instruction and assignments relevant to students’ needs and interests. Term and section to be announced.

 

487/587. Major World Authors. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or consent of the Department Head. A study of selected authors, singly or in small related groups, from the ancient periods to the present. A variable content course. May be repeated if content is different. Term and section to be announced.

 

488/588. Modernism. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or consent of the Department Head. Representative writers from the 1890s to 1945 with attention to trends and innovations in the major literary genres. Term and section to be announced.

 

489/589. Postmodern and Contemporary Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or consent of the Department Head. World, and/or American, and /or British literatures’ representative writers from 1945 into the 21st Century with attention to trends and innovations in the major literary genres. A variable content course. May be repeated if content is different. Term and section to be announced.

 

490/590. Nineteenth Century American Literature. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or consent of the Department Head. A study of works organized to highlight the intellectual grounds of selected literary movements (e.g., transcendentalism, romance, realism), the aesthetic principles of major genres (novel, poetry, essay), or the literary interactions of authors whose work led intellectual, cultural, and /or aesthetic innovation. Term and section to be announced.

 

491/591. Major American Authors. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 210H, 230, 231, 232, 291H, 292H, 300, 301, 303, 310, 351, 352, 395, or 396. Junior standing or consent of the Department Head. Study of selected authors, singly or in small related groups, from the colonial period to the present. A variable content course. May be repeated if content is different. Term and section to be announced.

 

492/592. Introduction to Literary and Technical Editing. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, 122H, or 124H and junior standing or permission Department Head. This workshop class will acquaint students with current literary and technical editing and publishing practices, including online publishing. Students will practice editing texts to make the texts readable and conform to the norms of professional editing. Students will also have some chance to design, lay out, and produce small publications in print and online, utilizing professional software. Term and section to be announced.

 

493/593. Practicum in Humanities Print Publishing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 492/592 or COMM 341; or permission of Department Head. Advanced application of editorial, design, and production skills to a major print humanities publishing project, such as a journal, magazine, chapbook, book, etc., from manuscript acquisition to printed product. Students develop design and advanced editing abilities along with professional facility with industry-standard publishing software. Term and section to be announced.

 

494/594. Publishing in Digital Humanities. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, 122H, or 124H and junior standing or permission of the Department Head. Designed for students in all disciplines. A workshop course in publising digital texts, principally online. Theoretical readings on digital forms of the book; HTML, XML/TEI, and creation of digital texts using industry-standard web design software; analysis of emerging trends and platforms in digital publication. Term and section to be announced.

 

495/595. Internship. Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of Department Head. Supervised field experience in English with local, state, national, and international businesses, agencies, institutions (including colleges and universities), and organizations. This internship will allow students to utilize skills learned in the classroom and hone them in a modern workplace. Students will work with the internship supervisor to secure their own internships. All internship students will meet occasionally (either face to face or via Blackboard) during the semester to examine issues associated with the experience. May be repeated for up to 6 hours. Term and section to be announced.

 



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