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English & Theatre Arts 318-3 Development of American Drama Study of the development of principal styles and forms of American drama from colonial times to the present; application of research strategies and critical principles to American dramatic literature. Prerequisite: Engl 102. Same as Thea 318. Spring, even years 319-3 Modern British Drama Survey of 20th-century drama in Britain from Shaw to Stoppard. Prerequisite: Engl 102. Same as Thea 319. Spring, even years 320-3 British Romantics A study of the principal writers of the Romantic Period (1798-1832), including Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Fall, even years 330-3 Victorian England A study of the principal writers of the Victorian Age (1837-1901), including Carlyle, Mill, Newman, Ruskin, Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold. Fall, odd years 331-3 Shakespeare Study of selected comedies, histories, and tragedies. Prerequisite: Engl 102 or permission. Spring 340-3  Advanced Creative Writing–Poetry Study and practice of the diverse forms and patterns English poetry employs, from AngloSaxon and ballad to concrete and spatial, with a portfolio of poems in a dozen forms due at semester’s end. Other emphases may include free-form poetry or the forms found in foreign languages. Prerequisite: Either Engl 313, status as English major, or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. 341-3  Advanced Creative Writing–Fiction Study and discussion of the short story as the essential narrative form, with emphasis on qualities apparent in successful short stories and the methods and techniques used to achieve that success in aesthetically satisfying stories, with a portfolio at least three revised stories required

by semester’s end. Recent emphases include The Traditional Short Story, The Brief Short, and Flash Fiction. Prerequisite: In addition to Engl 102, either Engl 313, status as English major, or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. 342-3  Advanced Creative Writing–Creative Non-Fiction Advanced practice in Creative non-fiction, or artful methods of dealing with facts and personal opinions, with a portfolio of a least five revised pieces due by semester’s end. Recent emphases have included these three genres: The Creative Essay, The Memoir, The Creative Op-Ed Piece. Prerequisite: Either Engl 313, status as English major, or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. 351-3  History of the English Language Explores the history and development of the English language from its origins to the present, focusing on the details of the sound and structure of the language in its various stages of development, and the historical conditions that contributed to the evolution of Old English to modern English. Also introduces basic concepts of linguistics, the scientific study of the way languages work and the relationship between languages. Spring, even years. 360-3  Studies in the American Novel Study of selected American novels. Prerequisite: Engl 102 or permission. Spring, even years 370-3  Images of Woman in Literature An exploration of the images of woman in literature. Prerequisite: Engl 102 or permission. Spring, odd years 401-3  English Grammar A review of grammatical methodologies. Prerequisite: Engl 102 or permission. Fall, even years 414-3 Advanced Multi-Genre Writing Advanced study and practice of creative non117

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Academic catalog 18 19 (web)  

Academic catalog 18 19 (web)