2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


English

The written communication requirement for any baccalaureate degree is the successful completion of ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X or 213X or equivalent.

A student may elect to fulfill one half of the composition requirement by completing credit by examination in one of the required English courses. Permission of the Director of Composition in the English department is required to begin all challenge procedures. Required composition courses may also be taken through University of Alaska Fairbanks correspondence study.


DEVELOPMENTAL ENGLISH

DEVE 060      3 Credits
Elementary Exposition
Intensive work in the process of writing and revising to improve one's writing skills. Placement by examination. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


DEVE 068      1-3 Credits
English Skills
Individualized instruction in written language skills. Open entry/open exit, one credit modules in spelling/vocabulary, writing and grammar usage. Enrollment in one or more based on diagnosed need or student decision; may be repeated. Counts as elective credit only; does not fulfill degree requirements in written communications or humanities. (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


DEVE 070      3 Credits
Preparatory College English
Instruction in writing to improve students' fluency and accuracy and communication skills. Preparation for ENGL 111X. Placement by examination or student decision. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGLISH

ENGL 104     3 Credits
Institute on Language, Thought and Culture
Development of critical thinking, writing and reading skills using the Bard College model. The intensive institute establishes and nurtures learning communities which support bold thinking, risk-taking, collaboration and independence. Offered only at the Kuskokwim Campus. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ENGL 111X     3 Credits
Introduction to Academic Writing
Instruction and practice in written inquiry and critical reading. Introduction to writing as a way of developing, exploring and testing ideas. Concentration on research methods and techniques. Available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Placement examination or DEVE 070.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 200X     3 Credits
World Literature (h)
(Cross-listed with FL 200X)
Introduction to reading and appreciation of a wide variety of literary texts from different cultures. Includes exposure to a variety of approaches to myth, poetry, story telling and drama. Students will gain an understanding of cultural differences and universals in texts from American, American minority, Western European and non-Western sources. Specific content to be announced at time of registration. Course may be repeated for credit when content varies. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X and sophomore standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 211X     3 Credits
Academic Writing about Literature­
Instruction in writing through close analysis of literature. Research paper required. Strongly recommended for English and other humanities majors. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X or its equivalent; sophomore standing recommended.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 212     3 Credits
Business, Grant and Report Writing
Forms and techniques of business, grant and report writing. (Special emphasis may be placed on one or another of these topics in a given semester.) Does not fulfill the second half of the baccalaureate requirements in written communication. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ENGL 213X     3 Credits
Academic Writing about the Social and Natural Sciences
Instruction in critical reading and argumentative writing by reading and responding to essays from the social and natural sciences. Concentration on the research methods and techniques necessary to create an extended written argument. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X or its equivalent; sophomore standing recommended.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 217     3 Credits
Introduction to the Study of Film (h)
(Cross-listed with JRN 217 and FLM 217)
An appreciation course designed to introduce the student to the various forms of cinematic art with special emphasis on humanistic and artistic aspects. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X.) (2 + 2) Offered Spring


ENGL 218     3 Credits
Themes in Literature (h)
Exploration of literary themes in various genres of literature, including fiction, poetry and drama. Such themes as "Women in Literature, " "Literature of the North, " and "Detective Stories in Literature and Film" may be offered. Specific theme is announced at registration. Course may be repeated for credit when content varies. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ENGL 219     3 Credits
Aleut Narrative Art (h)
Introduction to and survey of the oral and written literature of the Unangan, the Aleut people. All works in English translation, although some supplementary materials in the Aleut language (eastern and western dialects). Offered at the Aleutian campus. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ENGL 230     3 Credits
ENGL 231     3 Credits
English Language Proficiency
Intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. Especially recommended for all students for whom English is a foreign language. These courses do not meet general degree requirements in written communications and are not classified as humanities. Each course may be repeated once for credit. (Prerequisites: Open only to students for whom English is a foreign language. Permission of instructor required.) (3 + 0) ENGL 230 Offered Fall, ENGL 231 Offered Spring


ENGL 271     3 Credits
Introduction to Creative Writing-Fiction (h)
Forms and techniques of fiction for beginning students; discussion of students' work in class and in individual conferences. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 272     3 Credits
Introduction to Creative Writing-Poetry (h)
Forms and techniques of poetry for beginning students; discussion of students' work in class and in individual conferences. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 280     3 Credits
Introduction to Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (h)
This course will include readings from the literature of formerly colonized nations. Texts may be chosen from African, Asian, American and Pacific Rim cultures. Although the colonial and postcolonial periods will be central to our investigations, pre-colonial and ancient cultures may also be considered for the purpose of establishing cultural perspectives. May be repeated twice for credit. (Prerequisites: ENGL 211X or 213X. Recommended: ENGL 200X.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 290H     2 Credits
Summer Reading Program (h)
Selected readings in a variety of disciplines. Group discussions and written responses to the readings follow in the fall. Students keep a summer journal. May be repeated for credit. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X and enrollment in the Honors Program; or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 301     3 Credits
Continental Literature in Translation:
The Ancient World (h)
Readings from ancient Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman texts: the classical background out of which western literary tradition has risen. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 302     3 Credits
Continental Literature in Translation: Medieval and Renaissance (h)
Readings from the works of such writers as Dante, Macchiavelli, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Rabelais, Margherite de Navarre, Calderon della Barca and Cervantes. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 306     3 Credits
Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War (h)
Comprehensive study of American thought as reflected in the works of early explorers, Calvinists, Rationalists and Transcendentalists. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 307     3 Credits
Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present (h)
Comprehensive study of American thought as reflected in the writers of Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Post-modernism. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ENGL 308     3 Credits
Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period (h)
Survey of writers and works in Old and Middle English, including Chaucer, through Elizabethan period (Shakespeare), Restoration and Neoclassic period of the 18th century. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 309     3 Credits
Survey of British Literature: Romantic Period to the Present (h)
Survey of writers and works from the early Romantic period (Blake and Burns), through the Victorian period, James Joyce, and stream-of-consciousness, to the present. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ENGL 310     3 Credits
Literary Criticism (h)
History and principles of literary criticism, from earliest days to present. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ENGL 313W        3 Credits
Writing Non-Fiction Prose (h)
Instruction in writing for students who wish to develop proficiency in organizing and composing essays on factual material in which they have genuine interest. Readings and research paper required. Course does not fulfill the second half of the general degree requirement in written communication. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; junior standing; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ENGL 314W, O/2  3 Credits
Technical Writing (h)
Writing business letters (letters of inquiry, complaint, evaluation and job application with resume), preparing tables, graphs, process descriptions, technical instructions, abstracts, grant proposals and technical reports (progress, laboratory, survey, incident, inspection, feasibility and research). Course does not fulfill the second half of the requirement in written communication. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; junior standing; or permission of instructor). (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 317     3 Credits
Traditional English Grammar (h)
Identification and usage of the more common types of phrase and sentence structures. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 318     3 Credits
Modern English Grammar (h)
Structure of current English as seen through traditional and contemporary grammatical theories. (Prerequisite: English 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ENGL 333     3 Credits
Women's Literature (h)
(Cross-listed with WMS 333)
Reading, discussing and analyzing literary works dealing with the social, cultural and political implications of patriarchal structures and traditions from the perspective of feminist theory and criticism. Focus may be on a particular theme, period or genre, but readings will include both primary and secondary texts. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X recommended.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 340     3 Credits
Contemporary Native American Literature (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 340)
Contemporary Native American writing in English, including novels, short stories, poetry and plays. Examples of Native American film when related to a written work. Works discussed in relation to cultural contexts and interpretations. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 341     3 Credits
Contemporary Alaska Native Literature (h)
Contemporary Alaska Native literature including novels, short stories, poetry and plays. Bibliography, genres and viewpoints, structural and thematic features of stories. May concentrate on specific regional areas of the state. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ENGL 347     3 Credits
Voices of Native American Peoples (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 347)
Exploration of the forms by which Native American peoples have narrated their life experiences. Includes oral narratives, written autobiographies, memoirs and speeches, and an introduction to the social, historical and cultural content surround these texts. Readings selected from all of North America with an emphasis on Alaska Natives. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 349     3 Credits
Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation) (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 349)
Traditional and historical tales by Aleut, Eskimo, Athabascan, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian storytellers. Bibliography, Alaska Native genres and viewpoints, and structural and thematic features of tales. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 350     3 Credits
Literature of Alaska and the Yukon Territory (h)
Representative fiction, verse, and nonfiction dealing with Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 360     3 Credits
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (h)
Ethnic American writings. Includes Native American, Asian American, Hispanic American, African American, Jewish American, immigrant and other traditions of literary expression. Ethnic writings will be compared to mainstream American literature. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 371W, O      3 Credits
Intermediate Creative Writing (h)
Practice and guidance in writing fiction, poetry, drama or essays. Students' work read and discussed in class and in conference with the instructor. Close study of the techniques of established writers. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; ENGL 271 or ENGL 272 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 380     3 Credits
Topics in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (h)
Focus on a particular topic in selected colonial and postcolonial literary texts. Readings will be chosen for their relevance to a particular theme, to be announced by the instructor. The topic will vary from one semester to another, but the goal will be to explore the significance and importance of the chosen topic as it manifests itself in the literature. Readings and discussions will foster in-depth understanding of texts dealing with the chosen topic. Possible topics might include: war and peace, economic imperatives, environmental perspectives, sickness and health, and gender issues. May be repeated three times for credit. (Prerequisites: ENGL 200X. Recommended: ENGL 280. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Spring.


ENGL 403W, O/2  3 Credits
American Renaissance (h)
American literature of the mid-nineteenth century: Poe through Whitman. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; or permission of instructor. ENGL 306 recommended but not required. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Spring


ENGL 404O/2     3 Credits
American Realism (h)
American literature from the Civil War to World War I: Twain through James. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; or permission of instructor. ENGL 307 desirable but not required. ENGL 306 desirable but not required. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Spring


ENGL 405     3 Credits
British Writers of the 19th Century: Romantic Period (h)
English literary romanticism including authors such as Byron, Keats, Shelley, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Austen, the Bronte sisters and Scott. (Prerequisite: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; or permission of instructor. Recommended: ENGL 309. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Fall


ENGL 406     3 Credits
British Writers of the 19th Century: Victorian Period (h)
Impact of industrialization, social reformation, religious controversy and philosophical attitudes on literature. Authors to include (but not limited to): Browning, Tennyson, Thackeray, Eliot, Arnold, Dickens, Hazlitt, Ruskin and Meredith. (Prerequisite: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. ENGL 309 desirable but not required. Next offered: 2009-10.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Fall


ENGL 407     3 Credits
British Writers of the Restoration and 18th Century: Neo-Classical Period (h)
Developments in drama, verse and prose reflecting new forces in government, religion and society during the Augustan Age. Attention to the mode of satire and to the fashion of sentimentalism in all genres. Authors to include (but not limited to): Dryden, Defoe, Addison, Steele, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Boswell, Goldsmith and Sheridan. (Prerequisites: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. ENGL 308 recommended. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Fall


ENGL 414W        3 Credits
Research Writing (h)
Practice in reporting primary and secondary research in the forms and styles appropriate to the student's field. Preference given to seniors. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; or their equivalent.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 421     3 Credits
Chaucer and His Age (h)
Major poetry of Chaucer and his contemporaries, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales, and survey of criticism. (Prerequisite: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. ENGL 308 desirable but not required. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 422W, O/2  3 Credits
Shakespeare: History Plays and Tragedies (h)
Major chronicle plays and tragedies, including significant criticism. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; or permission of instructor. ENGL 308 desirable but not required.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 425W, O/2  3 Credits
Shakespeare: Comedies and Non-Dramatic Poetry (h)
Major comedies and non-dramatic poems, including significant criticism. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; or permission of instructor. ENGL 308 desirable but not required.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ENGL 426O/2     3 Credits
Milton (h)
Major poetry and prose, and survey of Miltonian criticism. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; or permission of instructor. ENGL 308 desirable but not required. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Spring


ENGL 444W        3 Credits
Fiction in Translation (h)
Major fiction in English translation. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 445     3 Credits
Drama after 1900 (h)
The major dramatists and their achievements. (Prerequisite: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 446     3 Credits
Major Modern and Contemporary Poetry (h)
Yeats to the present. (Prerequisite: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 447O/2     3 Credits
British Prose after 1900 (h)
Study of fiction and nonfiction prose, modern and contemporary. (Prerequisite: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 448W, O/2  3 Credits
American Prose after 1900 (h)
Study of fiction and nonfiction prose, modern and contemporary. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 452O/2     3 Credits
The British Novel to 1900 (h)
Origin and development of the novel with concentration on significant novelists from Daniel Defoe to Thomas Hardy. (Prerequisite: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Fall


ENGL 462     3 Credits
Applied English Linguistics (h)
Topic(s) for each offering of the course are announced. Examples include teaching English as a second language, dialects and education, dictionaries, stylistics and composition. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 471W        3 Credits
Undergraduate Writers' Workshop (h)
Discussion of craft and techniques and student work. For advanced students who prepare a manuscript as a final project. May be repeated one time for credit. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; ENGL 371, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 472     3 Credits
History of the English Language (h)
Origin and development of the English language from prehistoric times to the present. (Prerequisites: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. ENGL 318 or a linguistics course is desirable, but not required. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 482A     3 Credits
Undergraduate Seminar (h)
Intensive study of selected topics in the discipline. (Prerequisite: ENGL 211X or 213X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 485     3 Credits
Teaching Composition in the Schools
Theoretical background and workshop experience for teaching composition in middle and high schools with current pedagogy on teaching of writing stressed. Variety of teaching methods demonstrated, practiced and discussed. (Prerequisites: ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 488W        3 Credits
Dramatic Writing (h)
Introduces the craft of dramatic writing for theater and film, with an emphasis on dramatic storytelling. Course will focus on giving students a practical understanding of the uses of story, structure, setting, character, plot and dialog, and how these elements work together to create compelling drama. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X, ENGL 211X or 213X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 601     3 Credits
Bibliography, Methods and Criticism
A study of the basic reference works for research in literature, the methods for conducting research and the principles of literary criticism. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ENGL 603     3 Credits
Studies in British Literature: Old and Middle English
Variable subject matter in significant topics in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English literature. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 604     3 Credits
Studies in British Literature: Renaissance and 17th Century
Variable subject matter in significant topics in 16th and 17th-century British literature. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 606     3 Credits
Studies in British Literature: Restoration and 18th Century
Variable subject matter in significant topics in British literature of the Restoration period and the 18th century. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 607     3 Credits
Studies in British Literature: 19th Century
Variable subject matter in significant topics in British literature of the Romantic and Victorian periods. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 608     3 Credits
Studies in British Literature after 1900
Variable subject matter in significant topics in modern British literature. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 609     3 Credits
Early and Romantic American Literature
Variable subject matter in significant topics the colonial, national and romantic periods of American literature. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 611     3 Credits
American Realism and Modernism
Variable subject matter in significant topics in American literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered:
2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENGL 612     3 Credits
Twentieth Century American Literature
Variable subject matter in American Literature of the 20th century. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 614     3 Credits
Studies in Comparative Literature
Advanced study in literature on a transnational basis with varying emphases, including literature of particular locales, modes or themes. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 615     3 Credits
Contemporary Literature
Variable subject matter in significant topics in post-World War II literature. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 620     3 Credits
Images of the North
(Cross-listed with NORS 620)
Interdisciplinary approaches to the variety of images created about and by the people and environment of the circumpolar North. The course will analyze conceptualizations of the north as expressed in a number of media such as film, art, literature, travel journals and oral tradition employing methodologies from many disciplines. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered:
2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 661     1 Credit
Mentored Teaching in English
Mentored teaching provides consistent contact on course related issues between teaching assistants and mentoring faculty. (Prerequisites: Acceptance into the M.A. or M.F.A. in creative writing program, and a teaching assistantship award. Note: Teaching assistants are required to be enrolled in a mentored teaching section while teaching. May be repeated up to six times, for one credit per semester.) (1 + 0 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 671     Credits Arranged
Writers' Workshop
The writing of verse, fiction, drama or nonfiction prose in accordance with the individual student's needs and the instructor's specialization. Depending on available staff, the workshop may be limited during any semester to work in a particular genre. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) Offered Fall, Spring


ENGL 681     3 Credits
Forms of Poetry
Intensive study of the forms and techniques of poetry writing. Includes readings and poetry writing exercises. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Semester


ENGL 682     3 Credits
Forms of Fiction
Advanced study in narrative technique through analysis of selected fiction and the students' own writing. Variable content in terms of the writers to be studied and the kinds of narrative writing to be assigned. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Semester


ENGL 684     3 Credits
Forms of Non-Fiction Prose
Intensive study of the forms and techniques of nonfiction. Includes readings and writing exercises. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Every Third Semester


ENGL 685     3 Credits
Teaching College Composition
An investigation into current practice and theory with demonstrations and reports on pedagogy. Required of all teaching assistants in English. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENGL 686     3 Credits
Teaching Writing in a Cross-Cultural Context
Contemporary methods of teaching writing in middle school and high school classrooms, with special emphasis on cross-cultural issues and pedagogy and on contemporary rhetorical theory. Includes methodologies and theoretical underpinnings of teaching grammar and fiction writing. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ENGL 688     3 Credits
Writing for Film and Television
Advanced training in dramatic writing for film and television, with a focus on cinematic story structure, visual imagery, dialogue, pacing, continuity and manuscript format. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENGL 692     Credits Arranged
Graduate Seminar
Intensive study of selected topics in the discipline. Offered As Demand Warrants.


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