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Complete List of English Department Courses

ENGL 101 - Writing I
Specialized instruction and practice in beginning writing. Work in usage, grammar, style, paragraphs, and short essays. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 102 - Writing II
Continuation of practice in composition with emphasis on a variety of forms of writing and long essays, culminating in the annotated research paper. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 109A - First Year Experience:Chicago's Literary Diversity: Reading The Neighborhoods
This course explores how literary Chicago enters into discourses on race and ethnicity in twentieth century literature. Beginning with Great Migration, students sample literary history produced by people who settled or passed through Chicago. Writers have used Chicago as a setting for major works and sociological studies have attempted to focus on Chicago's neighborhoods and how they were formed as a result of immigration from other countries and migration from the American South. The course examines several works from popular perspectives, fiction, autobiography, journalism, humor, folktales, cultural criticism and regional studies to reach a better understanding of the city. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 109B - First Year Experience: Reading And Writing The Literary And Political Landscapes Of Chicago
From the Haymarket "riot" of 1886 to the Pullman Strike of 1894 to the Black Sox scandal of 1919 to the trial of Abbie Hoffman and the Chicago Seven in the aftermath of the Democratic Convention of 1968, Chicago has, to say the least, a colorful and quite literally, explosive political history. As with any major urban center in the United States, Chicago bears the historical scars and contemporary fruits of vibrant and violent class conflict, labor insurgencies, racial strife, immigrant struggles, and activism for social justice. Part and parcel of this historical legacy is a rich spate of cultural production that attempts to comprehend this past in those historical moments and in our contemporary era. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 109C - First Year Experience:Drama And Diversity In Chicago
In this class, we will analyze and experience Chicago theater. By emphasizing theater that challenges social cultural norms, we will consider how drama works to create and define diverse urban communities and how it offers alternative visions to the status quo. This class will emphasize writing and reading about drama, interviewing theater personnel and taking notes on actual theater performances, and relating art to social and political diversity. We will attend 3-4 performances during the course of the semester. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 109D - First Year Experience:Windy City Words: Ethnolinguistic Chicago
This course integrates the five foundations of the First-Year Experience (Future Planning, Integral Preparation, Research, Self Discover, and Transitions) with concepts from the study of literacy and language. Using the city as a field site, students actively explore the linguistic and cultural diversity of Chicago through independent research, readings, online resources, speakers, and other experiences. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 109E - First Year Experience: Your Chicago: Write On!
This course interweaves foundations of the First-Year Experience (Future Planning, Integral Preparation, Research, Self-discovery, Transitions) with specific concepts of creative writing. Explore and experience Chicago’s vibrant cultural scene while cultivating literary culture in class. Students study their local literary heritage reading, analyzing, and discussing works of classic and contemporary Chicago authors and attending and annotating literary readings at local bookstores and cafes; experimenting with a range of writing exercises, prompts, and assignments, students will craft their own stories, recognize their unique writing process, and learn techniques to revise and polish their prose, culminating in a student reading. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Field Experience, Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 200 - Writing In Context
An intensive writing course with special focus to writing within designated thematic contexts. Students will read extensively about topics and write several short papers and one longer one. Students make take the course twice (6hrs. total) when content changes. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 201 - The World Of Poetry
A literature course which has three main objectives: 1) to familiarize students with the literary conventions of poetry; 2) to develop in students a critical stance towards literature; and 3) to develop in students an appreciation of both western and non-western cultures as experienced through literature. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 202 - The World Of Drama
A literature course which has three main objectives: 1) to familiarize students with the literary conventions of drama; 2) to develop in students a critical stance towards literature; and 3) to develop in students an appreciation of both western and non-western cultures as experienced through literature. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 203 - The World Of Fiction
A literature course which has three main objectives: 1) to familiarize students with the literary conventions of the short story and novel genres; 2) to develop in students a critical stance towards literature; and 3) to develop in students an appreciation of both western and non-western cultures as experienced through literature. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 205 - Literatures And Literacies
This course is an introduction to the study of texts, as well as relevant historical, theoretical, and methodological contexts. It will also, as a general education course, assist students in developing the ability to communicate both in writing and speaking, the skills required to gather, analyze, document, and integrate information, an understanding of historical processes and cultural differences, aesthetic and literary sensitivity, and an understanding of the modes of thought, concerns and methodologies of the humanities and social/behavioral sciences. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 210 - Writing Intensive Program: Methods for English Majors

Writing Intensive course designed as first course for English majors. Provides practical foundation in the methods essential to English Studies: active reading, critical thinking, and purposeful writing. Skills such as note taking, quoting, using MLA style, summarizing arguments, and synthesizing and documenting others' opinions will be emphasized. Course will also explore multiple perspectives on controversial topics relevant to the discipline. Coursework develops strategies of effective critique, argument, and analysis, and will consist of informal writing, review essays, and thesis-driven analyses of rhetorical and literary texts. Open discussion and critical thinking required.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

ENGL 218 - American Literature:Beginnings To 1865
A course covering representative writing of the Colonial, Early National and Romantic periods in American literature, emphasizing both dominant and emergent themes and literary forms in each period where students will build the necessary cultural literacy for higher-level courses in American Literature. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 219 - American Literature:1865 To The Present
A course covering representative writings of the Realist, Modern and Postmodern periods in American Literature, emphasizing both dominant and emergent themes and literary forms in each period. Here students will gain a broad background for higher-level courses in postbellum American Literature. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 220 - Introduction To Shakespeare
Introduction to Shakespeare's dramatic art through a careful reading of selected tragedies, histories, comedies, and romances; designed primarily but not exclusively for the non-English major. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 221 - English Literature:The Beginnings To C. 1750
Representative works in English literature from Beowulf to the middle of the eighteenth century. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 222 - English Literature: C. 1750 To The Present
Representative works in English literature from the middle of the eighteenth century to the modern era. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 235 - Introduction To Creative Writing I
Preliminary study to enable students to develop positive approaches to the craft of writing and to explore techniques of the craft. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 236 - Introduction To Creative Writing II
Techniques aimed at exploring disciplines of various forms of writing. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 240 - Elements Of Style For Creative Writers
This course provides a workshop setting in which students receive instruction in basic elements of grammar and style with particular relevance to their practice in creative writing. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 300 - Russian Literature: From Gogol To Chekhov
Works (primarily novels, novellas and stories) of the major figures in nineteenth-century Russian literature (Turgenev, Tolstoi, Dostoyevski, etc.), relating them to the social, political and religious issues they touched on. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 301 - Independent Study In English
An independent study on the tutorial model, initiated at the student's suggestion to an instructor; course content designed in consultation with the instructor. 
1.000 Credit hours 
1.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Independent Study, Online, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 302 - Love In Western Literature
The various attitudes toward love, including sexual and family relationships, as depicted in the literature of different ages and cultures with emphasis on the changing social, ethical and religious context of these views. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 303 - Contemporary Gay And Lesbian Literature: Exploring Layers Of Difference
This course explores the impact of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered literature on contemporary culture. We will take a multicultural approach that recognizes the importance of sexual identity to late twentieth-century fiction and the ways such fiction affects and is affected by art, politics, entertainment, the law, and other notions of identity, such as race, class, and gender. This course will emphasize close reading of fiction, the ability to write clearly and analytically about literature, and a careful analysis of the role literature plays in our everyday lives. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 307 - Medieval Studies- The Development Of The Arthurian Legend
The legend of King Arthur from allusions in early chronicles, through Welsh folk tales, through the courtly versions of twelfth-century France to the compilation by Sir Thomas Malory. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 308 - English Literature From Beowulf To Malory
A survey of English Medieval literature that, in dealing with majore works (e.g. Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Morte D'Arthur, etc.), situates them in the relevant political and linguistic contexts, as well as the literary context of competing "minor" works and genres. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 309 - Reading and Writing in a Changing Digital Economy

Through hands on experience and theoretical and rhetorical analyses, students will explore processes and issues with writing and reading in digital environments. Topics include connecting visuality with the written word, exploring online textual identities, collaboration and intellectual property, and web design, with an emphasis on how writing in digital environments impacts English studies. Students will produce a variety of non-traditional and traditional academic texts in this course, using current presentation, web-based or freeware programs. The class is open to students who are new to digital writing but will also benefit those with experience in composing New Media and digital texts.
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

ENGL 310 - Writing Intensive Program:Introduction To Composition Studies
Examines some contemporary issues in composition studies, such as process theory, the role of grammar in writing instruction, digital and visual literacies, and scholarly considerations of writers' subjectivities. Introduces the discipline's modes of inquiry: theory, empirical research, and practice. Provides instruction in professional resources and bibliographic databases so that students can become independent learners in the discipline. Written assignments include responses to readings and a literature review. This course fulfills the NEIU Writing Intensive requirement for Secondary Education English majors and for English majors who as transfer students may have already taken a course comparable to ENGL-210. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 311 - Introduction To Cultural Studies
This course introduces students to the institutional history, theoretical debates, and interpretative strategies of cultural studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course explore how cultural processes and forms are produced, distributed, consumed, and responded to in diverse ways, and how culture must be studied in wide social, historical, and political contexts. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 312 - Literature Of Colonial Times
Prose and poetry of the Puritan and Revolutionary eras. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 313 - American Literary Renaissance-1830-1860
Prose and poetry of Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, and others. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 314 - Chaucer And His Age
Close study of selected early poems of Chaucer (ballads, envoys, and narratives), to present and introduction to the language and themes of Chaucer's poetry and his age. The major portion of the course will be devoted to a close reading of The Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 315 - Literature Of The English Renaissance
Prose and poetry (not drama) of the English Renaissance in the sixteenth century. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 316 - Forms Of Poetry
This course will examine some of the traditional poetic forms-lyric, narrative, and dramatic- which have been used by poets throughout literary history. Readings and discussion will engage students in an analysis of each form- its technical characteristics, its place in literary history, and its relevance to contemporary writers and readers of poetry. Students will write imitations of several poetic forms as well as critical essays about them. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 317 - Modern American Drama
Major lines of development of modern American Drama form O-Neill to contemporaries like Albee and Mamet. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 318M - Readings In American Literature:Poe, Hawthorne, Melville
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 320 - Globalizing Literacies

This course presents textual circulation as trade in cultural practices throughout early modern or proto-globalization (1600-1800) when European traditions were exported to the United States that, after being established through cultural syncretism, were exported to the rest of the world through the first (1870-1914) and second (1980-present) globalization periods. From these perspectives, students will examine central themes in textual production and consumption, such as the development of an American literary tradition and Americanization educational initiatives, through particular genres, such as newspapers and magazines, as a part of a nationalized cultural identity, including the ways this identity has been resisted and reconfigured.
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

ENGL 321 - Literature Of The Romantic Movement

Poetry and prose from 1780 to 1830 including Blake, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Lamb, Hazlitt, and DeQuincey. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 322 - The American Short Story
The evolution of the American short story as a self-conscious form of literature from Washington Irving to Joyce Carol Oates. The theories of Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism are illustrated. Each student selects one writer of short stories to explore in some depth through an individual report. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 323 - Shaw And Modern British Drama
Shaw's development as a playwright as well as significant movements in British drama since the 1890's, including the Irish Renaissance, recent poetic drama and the "angry young men." 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 324 - The Romantic Novel
The nineteenth century novelists from England and the Continent are studied against the great socio-political movements of the age- the French, Russian and Industrial Revolutions. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 325A - Readings In World Literature: Women Writers
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 325C - Readings In World Literature: Classical Literature
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 325L - Readings In World Literature:The Detective In Film
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 325U - Readings In World Literature:Modern Fiction
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 326 - Readings In World Literature
Intensive study of fiction and poetry representative of literary movements, historical periods, and various cultures from ancient to modern times. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 328 - Seventeenth Century Literature
Studies in seventeenth century literature exclusive of Milton 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 329 - Milton
Milton's work and the intellectual milieu of the period. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 330 - Shakespeare: Comedies And Romances
Shakespeare's comic writing, from The Comedy of Errors, through the romantic comedies and problem comedies to the late romances. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 331 - Shakespeare: Tragedies
Shakespeare's tragic works from early experiments in tragedy, e.g., Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, to the great achievements in tragedy, e.g. Hamlet, Lear, Macbeth. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 332 - Elizabethan And Jacobean Drama
Major dramatists, excluding Shakespeare, in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, 1550 to 1642, including Kyd Marlowe, Webster, Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher from the origin of professional and court drama to the closing of the theatres. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 333 - Mythological Backgrounds Of English And American Literature
Middle-Eastern, Nordic and Graeco-Roman mythological systems; reading in archetypal interpretation of literature with representative illustrations form fiction, drama and poetry. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 334 - Biblical Backgrounds Of English And American Literature
Influence of the Bible, especially the King James version, on the style and content of famous English and American writers. Selected reading from Old and New Testaments and from writers influenced by them. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 335 - Written Communications For Business
Designed primarily for Business and Management majors covering principles and practices of writing required in professional work. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 337 - Nobel Laureates
Nobel prize winners, 1901 to the present. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 338 - The Literature Of Japan
An introduction to contemporary Japanese literature. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 340 - Independent Study In English
An independent study on the tutorial model, initiated at the student's suggestion to an instructor; course content designed in consultation with the instructor. 
2.000 Credit hours 
2.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Independent Study, Online, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 341 - Restoration And Eighteenth Century Literature I
Politics in England leading to the restoration of Charles II; his court; Restoration playwrights; the bawdy Restoration stage and reaction to it; the new sentimental drama; the newspaper and the essay. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 342 - Restoration And Eighteenth Century Literature II
Intensive study of contrasts in the Age of Enlightenment; interrelationship of politics and writers; neoclassic literature; beginning of the novel; eighteenth century criticism and biography. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 345 - Practical Criticism
Introduction to some of the more important critical approaches to literature, emphasis on application as well as theory. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 348 - Prose And Poetry Of The Victorian Age
Selected Victorian poetry, with consideration of the social background of the period (1837-1910). 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 350 - The Victorian Novel
A study of the development of the novel in England from Dickens to Hardy, seen against the contemporary social and literary background. Theme and technique of the novel, methods of publication, major and minor writers. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 351 - The English Novel Of The Eighteenth Century
The development of the English novel as a genre in the eighteenth century, including such precursors of the novel as Bunyan, Defoe, Lyly and Behn. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 355 - The Production Of "America": Work, Class, & Political Economy In U.S. Literature & Culture
In this class we will study U.S. literature and culture with an eye toward understanding the material conditions of production in the United States as well as how national identity is ideologically produced. The class will foreground issues of class and political economy in reading literature and culture from a working-class perspective. Prerequisites: Admission to an English MA program or consent of instructor. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 356 - The Graphic Novel: Literary, Cultural, And Linguistic Approaches
This course takes the graphic novel as its object of study: we will examine the history from which it develops, its formal construction, its themes, and its theoretical openings. This course situates graphic novels as complex reflections upon a range of social and cultural issues including identity, language use, gender, sexualities, race, class, and history. Students will read diverse graphic novels and comics and have the opportunity to create their own comic. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 357 - Land, Labor & Literature: Studying the Works of U.S. Working-Class & Colonized Writers

We will study the representations of land and labor and the desire to reclaim them in the works of working-class and colonzied writers in the U.S. Particular attention will be paid to the historical and cultural contexts in which texts are produced as well as theories of class and race. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

ENGL 358 - Making Your Liberal Arts Degree Work: Writing for the Professional World and Internships
This course provides a personal and professional communications orientation, covering the integrated landscape of digital media. Students will learn to adapt their writing for such practices as social marketing, blogging, headline writing, messaging, networking, community building and resume development. Whether a students' ultimate career goals lead them to freelance, startup, non-profit or corporate endeavors, this course helps students learn more about putting their degree to work.
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

ENGL 359 - Independent Study In English
An independent study on the tutorial model, initiated at the student's suggestion to an instructor; course content designed in consultation with the instructor. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Independent Study, Online, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 360 - Detective Fiction
Literary and historical study of the detective story- from Poe and Sherlock Holmes- to Hammett and the present. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 361 - Development Of The American Novel
The novel as a developing form from Charles Brockden Brown to William Faulkner and beyond. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 362 - United States Fiction: Traditions And Counter-Traditions
A study of canonical and non-canonical fiction in the United States and the varieties of traditions composing U.S. literary history. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 364 - Reading Film
A course in film emphasizing methods of reading films as we would texts. Through close viewing, critical analysis of narrative structure, attention to visual form and representational practice, students will explore the complexity of film beyond the level of "entertainment." To paraphrase a famous question asked about poetry, this course will explore "how a film means." 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 365 - Caribbean Literature
This course will introduce students to literature (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama) of the Caribbean in its his historical, political, social, and cultural contexts. Students will discuss such issues as cultural and racial hybridity, immigration/emigration/exile, and post-colonization, among others. Students will read representative texts from a diverse range of authors such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul, Earl Lovelace, Edwidge Danticat, and Junot Díaz. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 366 - Midwestern Literature
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 367 - Re-Thinking Race And Gender
This intensive summer course runs for ten days over three weeks. It takes up history critically to engage in a concentrated re-thinking of how we learn to see, identify, and inhabit issues of race and gender. Workshops, lectures, and sessions with invited guests will unpack structures and relations of race and gender and the ways they get naturalized. The course is designed for graduates, undergraduates, and teachers, and is cross-listed in the Graduate College and the College of Arts and Sciences. Prereqs: Graduate status or Junior/Senior status in English, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, WGS, AFAM, or LGBTQ. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 368 - American Realism
An examination of the literature that reflects the movement from American romanticism to realism and through realism to literary naturalism, approximately 1865-1910. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 369 - U.S. Latino/a Literature And Culture
This course introduces students to Latino/a literatures in the US from the contact period to the present. It offers an overview of major forms and themes in literature from Latino/a native, immigrant and exiled writers with in-depth analysis of representative texts from various genres including essays, novels, poetry and drama. Writers will include Latino/as of North American, Central American, South American and Caribbean descent. The course is taught in English with readings in original English or translation. Readings, assignments, instruction and discussion will focus on questions of aesthetics, culture, politics and history, with an added emphasis on inclusion of under-represented groups and intercultural connections. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 370 - Folklore And The Fairy Tale
Readings from both traditional and contemporary folktales, including modern adaptations of traditional stories. Emphasis on similarities in different tales, and the differences in similar ones, with the aim of learning how the same elements pervade the archetypical stories and how variations in detail bespeak different ethnic and cultural interests and concerns. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 371 - Studies In Women's Literature
Literature by or about women; includes writing by women, portrayals of female characters, attitudes toward women and women's roles; other thematic concerns. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 372 - American Women Writers Of The Nineteenth Century
Comprehensive study of texts and contexts of women's writing in the US during the nineteenth century, including the origins of its feminist tradition. Texts include a variety of genres (novel, short story, lecture, travel narrative) and traditions (sentimental, romantic, realist, political, utopian). Special emphasis on the social, political, economic and legal forces bearing upon women as professional writers along with the ways women's fiction articulates the realities of nineteenth-century women's lives. Assignments include close reading of individual texts and a more comprehensive final project involving primary research. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 373 - Yiddish Literature In Translation
Yiddish literature from its beginning to the present from Eastern European and West Germany to the East Side and West Roosevelt Road. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 374A - Hybrid Form Writing

This course examines models related to and provides tools for the production of Hybrid-form Writing (writing in and across multiple genres/forms). Hybrid-form work takes place at both the discrete level (individual, usually long-form pieces) and the manuscript level (a book-length project that relies on multiple forms). The emphasis is on long-form/extended projects, which must be rooted in a considered line of inquiry. This inquiry happens at multiple stages and levels; students experiment with different forms, engage in pro-writing to conceive of projects, and consider how form affects content/why certain forms might be culturally or personally privileged.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

ENGL 375 - Essentials Of Tutoring Writing
This class considers the larger theoretical debates important to composition studies today and the practical aspects of writing tutorials. Students will read contemporary writing theory and apply this knowledge in work with small groups of undergraduate writers, helping them to create ideas, draft and revise essays, and edit their work. To succeed in this class, students need to be strong writers and collaborators and to have an interest in the practice and politics of writing. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 376 - Advanced Composition
Interdependence of rhetoric, grammar, logic, semantics, psychology, and criticism in communication of ideas; practice in various types of writing with focus on students' interest; designed for future teachers of composition. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 377 - Argumentative Prose
An advanced course in which students will learn to write argumentative essays on a wide range of subjects, using as models for discussion the argumentative prose of professional writers. The course will cover many aspects of argumentative writing, including the study of inductive and deductive reasoning and logical fallacies and the analysis of organizational and stylistic techniques. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 378 - Twentieth Century Fiction I
Development of the modern novel from Conrad to writers of the 1930s and 1940s against a background of historical and literacy movements; emphasis on Conrad, James, Joyce, Lawrence, Faulkner and Hemingway. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 379 - Twentieth Century Fiction II
Development of the novel in English in recent decades against a background of historical and literary movements; includes work or West, Green, Lowry, Durrell, Bellow, Nabokov, Burgess, Barth, Lessing, Murdoch, Mailer, Updike and Pynchon. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 380 - Multi-Cultural Literature In America
Designed for future teachers of English, the multi-genre course provides students with an awareness of representative literature from the various ethnic cultures that are a part of American Life. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 381 - African-American Literature
A survey of African-American Literature in its social, cultural, and political context, beginning with Phyllis Wheatly, continuing through the slave narratives of the pre-Civil War era to the masterpieces of the Harlem Renaissance and the works of contemporary writers, such as James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Alice Walker, August Wilson and Gwendolyn Brooks. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 382 - Chicano/A Literature
In the mid-1960s a literature developed written by authors of Mexican heritage residing permanently in the United States and further identifiable as "Chicano" in that is coincided with the civil rights struggle by and for that group in the same period-the Chicano Movement. Certainly people of Mexican extraction living in the United States produced literary works prior to the 1960s. Chicano Literature, however, as most people use the term, is that which is associated with a new consciousness of political, social and cultural identity linked to the Chicano Movement. This course will study the emergence and development of this literature in relation to the historical conditions that gave rise to it and in relation to the development of Chicago/a cultural national identity underwriting the literature. Moreover, as the literature has continued to develop since the 1960s, we will explore the evolution of the literature with a particular focus on how the literature has taken part in a larger cultural contestation over and redefinition of the content of Chicano/a identity and politics, particularly from feminist and gay and lesbian perspectives. Students must have as a prerequisite for this course at least ENGL-101. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 383 - Postcolonial African Literature
A survey of African literature in its cultural, historical, social and political contexts. Africa is a continent of diverse peoples, cultures, languages, customs, food, economies, experiences of colonialism/imperialism and so on. With such diversity of daily life and historical and cultural experiences comes a wealth of literature; oral literature, drama, poetry, short stories and novels. This course will cover diverse authors such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Zakes Mda, Nurrudin Farah, Buchi Emecheta, Tsitsi Dangarembga, etc. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 384 - Creative Writing: Poetry I
Students write poetry which is discussed and critiqued in class by instructor and students. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 385 - Creative Writing: Poetry II
Students write poetry which is discussed and critiqued in class by instructor and students. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 386 - Creative Writing: Fiction I
Students write prose poetry which is discussed and critiqued in class by instructor and students. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 387 - Creative Writing: Fiction II
Students write prose poetry which is discussed and critiqued in class by instructor and students. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 388 - Modern British And American Poetry
Introduction to modern poetry in English: its origins, dominant themes, and characteristic techniques. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 389 - Contemporary Poetry
A survey of poetry in English from 1950 to the present. This course will examine the major themes and techniques of poets writing during the period. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 390 - Young Adult Novel
Advanced study in literature for young adults, grades 7-10. Evaluation and selection of recent books in the area as well as the history of the genre. Criteria for selection: Book lists, indexes, professional literature in the field. Individual work on problem of special interest. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 391 - Children's Literature
Preparation for effective teaching of literature in the elementary school; wide reading of books for young children; story selection and story telling; authors and illustrators of children's books; classroom methods of stimulating creative expression; individual and group reading guidance. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 393 - Literature Live: Studying The Works Of NEIU Visiting Writers
Each year the university runs a Visiting Writers Series. In this course, students will study the works of these writers, who will be coming to campus and with whom they will have a chance to engage, with an eye toward understanding and exploring the subtleties of craft to assist in their own creative writing as well as developing the skills of literary analysis. Students will be expected to attend a certain number of public readings in the series. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

 

ENGL 394 - Writing The Personal Essay
In this course students will write in the creative non-fiction genre of the personal essay. This will involve work on techniques and approaches in a workshop setting, as well as critiques of other students' work. This course will also explore the personal essay as a literary form through readings of classic and recent examples. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 395 - The Craft Of The Short Story
In this course students will combine the study of the form of the short story with writing short stories. Readings will include classical and contemporary works from across many countries and traditions. Emphasis will be on studying texts and working on craft in workshops. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 396 - Screenwriting: The Short Script
This is a workshop course in screenwriting, concentrating on producing a short script. Students will study the particular form and conventions, as well as the specific format, of writing a screenplay. Readings will include exemplary screenplays in several genres, as well as essays on the philosophy and technique of screen writing. In workshop students will produce a short script. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 397 - Summer Creative Writing Institute
Offered only in summer as an intensive course that runs for TEN CLASS DAYS, students participate in workshops covering prose, poetry, and hybrid genres, as well as sessions with invited speakers on subjects such as: craft of poetry and short prose, the profession of writing and publishing, and the MFA. The emphasis is on an intense workshop experience and an atmosphere of constructive critique leading to the production of a significant portfolio of writing.
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 405 - Teaching Poetry

This intensive summer course focuses on the teaching of poetry, both form and content, across all genres and historical periods. Designed for teachers at all levels, we will develop methods for teaching poems in a hands-on, workshop setting. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

ENGL 408 - Global Cities As Transcultural Spaces: Literature And Culture In Global Context
In this course, we will examine global cities as spaces where rigid identity constructions are contested and new identities forged, exploring the cultural aspects of globalization while paying close attention to the significance of the "Small Town" as opposed to the "Global City." Terms and issues such as cosmopolitanism, hyperculturality, and human rights will be foregrounded. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 409A - Writing in Public: Community Literacies, Public Intellectuals and Rhetorics of Change

This course looks at "public" writing and teaching in the work of marginalized communities, social movements, and public intellectuals. The primary goal is to understand writing as a contested act that can influence the public sphere positively and give individuals and communities voice but that can also serve as a tool for dominance and control. The course will help students understand some of the multiple uses of writing in a democracy and help teachers make links between classroom work and the "real" world. The course will also serve as an elective in the Community and Teacher Leader MA program offered by the College of Education. English 409A is appropriate for students interested in theories of writing, the teaching of writing, and critical and community education.
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Undergraduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 

ENGL 410 - Literary Methods And Practice
A foundation course that will build on existing skills and prepare for further graduate-level studies, with a goal of contextualizing and conceptualizing critical attitudes and approaches to literary text. Its aim is to provide advanced critical and scholarly tools for understanding literature and will address criticism and critical method, close reading and analysis and bibliographical and research technique. Required in the first year of study in the Literature Concentration. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 411 - Cultural Studies: History, Theory, Practice
This course introduces students to the institutional history, theoretical debates, and interpretative strategies of cultural studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course explore how cultural processes and forms are produced, distributed, consumed, and responded to in diverse ways, and how culture must be studied in wide social, historical, and political contexts. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 413 - Crafting Literacy, Cultural, And Compositional Fields
This course guides English graduate students in the construction of a specialized literary, cultural, or compositional field, defined as a coherent corpus of texts or area of inquiry. During the semester, students will develop their research skills, strengthen their critical thinking, and uniquely contribute to the ever-developing discipline. Must have completed at least 15 credits at the 400 level. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 415 - Medieval Literature: Ricardian Poetry
This course focuses on the prolific literary production associated with the reign in England of Richard II (1377-1399), including the works of Chaucer, Gower, Langland, the Gawain poet, Julian of Norwich, and others. Using various approaches, course will investigate the period's innovation, its relation to British literary tradition and to 14th - 15th-century historical change. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 418 - Studies In Shakespeare
Advanced study of Shakespeare's work, organized by theme. This course will explore a number plays grouped together by an organizing principle (such as "Shakespeare and History," "Shakespeare and the Other," "The Roman Plays," "Romance"). These works will also be placed in their historical context, paying close attention to genre, structure, and language. Students will also study theoretical approaches to Shakespeare's work in reading of contemporary critical works. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 419 - Elizabethan And Jacobean Drama
Exploration of English dramatic works from circa 1580-1642, including Marlowe, Greene, Middleton, Marston, Dekker, Jonson, Webster, and Beaumont. This course will pay particular attention to genres that dominate outside the Shakespeare canon (revenge tragedy, city comedy, tragicomedy), as well as detailing the social, cultural, and intellectual developments that characterize this golden age of English stagecraft. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 420 - Teaching Shakespeare
This intensive summer course focuses on the teaching of Shakespeare's drama. In order to develop methods for teaching these plays at all levels we will study a few selected plays along with secondary literature. Moving from close textual analysis to a workshop will allow students to work on practical approaches to teaching the plays at the level of plot, characterization, theme, genre, performance, and more. Course material will be expanded with the help of documentaries, films, small group workshops, and guest faculty. Prerequisite: MA or at-large status. Or Permission of Instructor. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 421 - The Metaphysical Poets
The metaphysical tradition in seventeenth century poetry and its impact on modern poetry, including works of Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan and Traherne and critical studies of Johnson, Grierson, Eliot, Leavis, Williamson and others. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 422 - Milton
Study of a turbulent and exciting "century of revolutions" by concentrating on the figure most associated with seventeenth-century English literature, John Milton. We will read all of his major poetry as well as some significant prose writings. We will also attempt to contextualize Milton in his period by studying other major figures such as Ben Jonson, Andrew Marvell, and John Bunyan. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 426 - Seminar In Romantic Literature
Advanced study of the major poets of the Romantic period, involving oral reports, and culminating in a term paper. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 428 - The English Novel
Study of the English novel from its origins in the 18th century "Rise of the Novel" tradition, through Gothic/Romantic and Victorian Fiction, to Modernism and Post-Modernism. Individual readings may vary, but students are likely to read works by Defoe, Bronte, Woolf, Lawrence, Conrad, etc. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 429 - Writing Across The Curriculum
Through class discussion and activities, textual analyses and inquiry-based research assignments, this class explores connections between writing and the creation and representation of knowledge within academic disciplines. Topics include defining what counts as appropriate evidence in various fields, and the role of English departments in writing in the disciplines pedagogy. Though not intended to be guided instruction in the mechanics of writing, students will gain deeper insight into what counts as quality writing in their disciplines, so in addition to MA Composition graduate students, this course is open to graduate students in other fields with written permission by the instructor. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 430 - Studies In Literary Criticism
A study of some of the central problems and issues of contemporary criticism, as exemplified by the writings of major theorists. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 431 - Bibliography And Research In English
Material, methods, and tools of literary research; use of libraries; preparation of scholarly papers. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 432 - Alternative Literacies
This course will explore literacy theories within and beyond composition studies by considering competing models of literacy and the cultural dimensions of writings, such as economic class or multilingualism, as well as the implications of these for the practice of writing and writing instruction. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 433 - Seminar In Composition Theory
This course includes an extensive examination of current composition methodologies with emphasis upon the eclectic needs of the composition student. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 434 - Seminar In Basic Writing Theory
A survey of types of students in basic writing classes, a review of placement tests for identifying levels of writing competency, and a careful examination of various basic writing methodologies. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 435 - Writing Assessment: Theory And Practice
Theoretical background on evaluating student writing, as well as practical training in how to diagnose and remediate problems with grammar and content at the secondary and college level. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 436 - Rhetorics Of Composition
This course will provide students with a background in Classical Rhetoric and then examine how the conventions of Classical Rhetoric have been translated or transformed into rhetorics of composition, such as Expressionistic Rhetoric, Cognitive Rhetoric, Epistemic Rhetoric and Social Construct Rhetoric. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 437 - English Studies And Technology
Many scholars in English argue that the computer is radically revising the way we read and write texts. Using sources from literary and rhetorical studies, this class will consider how computer technology is contributing to new notions of the author, text, and audience as well as to the ways computers affect students' reading and writing. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 438 - Research In Composition
Materials and methods for library research in composition theory; preparation of scholarly work on composition; research designs and measurement techniques for qualitative and quantitative studies in composition. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 439 - Stylistics
Examination of the historical relationship of style to rhetoric; techniques for improving prose style; aspects of style as a part or writing evaluation. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 440 - Malory
Examination of Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'Arthur concentrating on structure and interpretation, while considering current controversies over authorship and the state of the text; attention to the position of the work in the development of the Arthurian legend and in the context of the fifteenth century. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing  
 

ENGL 441 - Literacies And Political Economies
Although many understand literacy as a uniform and universal skill, researchers often conceptualize literacy as situated practices, but neither perspective can fully account for the production, consumption, and circulation of texts within larger social systems, especially in an increasingly globalized world. Using this framework as an approach, this course considers a critique of conventional models of literacy and outlines a political economy perspective on literacy in the first half, and then it applies this perspective to an analysis of the internet, which provides a context for students' individual research projects in the second half. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 453 - Thesis Seminar In English
Guidance of students conducting research and writing a thesis to fulfill requirements for the M.A. in English. 
6.000 Credit hours 
6.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Online, Thesis Seminar, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 456 - William Blake
Intensive study of the works of Blake, noting the religious, political and social beliefs, opinions and doctrines his works evaluate and challenge. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 457 - The Poetry And Prose Of Shelley
An intensive study of the poetry and prose works of Shelley in the light of his social, religious, and political milieu and with the aid of pertinent scholarship regarding the poet. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 458 - Troilus And Criseyde
Study of the development of the legend of Troilus from a brief mention in The Iliad through the dramatic treatment in 12th century chronicles and Boccaccio's great romance to Chaucer's major verse 'novel' and Shakespeare's enigmatic drama. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 459 - Dante
Study of the poetry (in translation) of the major Italian poet of the Middle Ages and Renaissance concentrating on the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy with consideration of the theological, philosophical and cultural sources of Dante's work. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 461 - Dostoyevski: The Major Works
Dostoevski's major works (such as Notes from the Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov) in relation to the social, political and religious issues which concerned the writer. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 464 - Producing "America": Issues Of Work, Class, & Political Economy in U.S. Literature And Culture
In this seminar we will study U.S. literature and culture with an eye toward understanding the material conditions of production in the United States as well as how national identity is ideologically produced. The class will foreground issues of class and political economy in reading literature and culture from a working-class perspective. Prerequisites: Admission to an English MA program or consent of instructor. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 466 - American Renaissance Revisited
A critical study of mid-19th century U.S. literature that explores the writers identified with the "American Renaissance" and their relationship to other important literary developments such as the slave narrative and women's domestic fiction. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 467 - The Age Of Literary Realism In The United States
A study of U.S. literary realism, the cultural and socio-historical conditions of its emergence, and its relation to other later 19th century literary genres such as sentimentalism and naturalism. Authors might include Twain, Howells, James, Chesnutt, Wharton, Dreiser, Chopin, and others. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 468 - U.S. Literary Modernism & Its Others
A study of literary developments in the United States from the early 20th century to the Cold War, focusing on the rise of modernism, proletarian literature, literature of the Harlem Renaissance, and other important bodies of literature. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 469 - Seminar In Southern Literature
Intensive reading of twentieth-century Southern literature exclusive of Faulkner with emphasis on the sociological and psychological aspects of the literature as they mirror in America's South. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 470 - Seminar In Faulkner
Intensive reading of the short fiction and novels of William Faulkner with specific attention on his development as a novelist and his place among twentieth century American authors. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 471 - Studies In The American Novel
A study of major developments in the U.S. novel, this course might feature a variety of foci, including the rise of the novel in America, particularly literary periods or genres, key moments of transition in U.S. literary history, or other key evolutions in novelistic practice in the United States. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 474 - Seminar In Byron
Close examination of the poetic canon of Lord Byron. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 475 - Seminar In Keats
Close examination of the poetic canon of John Keats. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 476 - Oil Fictions: Reading Along The Transnational Pipeline
Many historians argue that oil is the central resource and commodity shaping the world today Yet surprisingly, there are few studies that think about the complex relationship between oil and fiction. This course analyzes literature and culture in the age of oil, a periodization that mandates a transnational and comparativist approach. Using multiple literary genres and cultural forms, this course studies how fiction narrates oil's histories across the uneven geographies of globalization. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 479 - Latina/o Literature
This course offers graduate-level study of Latina/o literatures, including writing from the early period to the present. Readings may offer a broad representation of writers from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean or may cover various genres including essays, novels, poetry and drama. Assignments, lectures and discussion will center on questions of identity, culture, history, politics and aesthetics. For students who are teaching or plan to teach, the course will also provide analysis of pedagogical methods in Latina/o studies. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 480 - Ethnic Literatures
A study of "ethnic," "minority," and U.S. Third World literatures, of the conditions of their emergence as literary formations in relation to cultural, social, and literary developments, and of their relationship to racial and ethnic studies. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 481 - Latin American Literature
This course explores major works in Latin American literature across various genres (novel, drama, poetry). The rich pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial periods will be studied through works which represent the struggles of different people from different classes, with differing origins, and who hold disparate religious beliefs in this large and diverse region. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 482 - Contemporary Poetic Forms
A study of the diverse poetic forms emerging in American poetry since the 1960's- free verse, new formalism, and many experimental forms- as well as the hands-on experience of writing in these forms. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 483 - Postcolonial Literature
This course studies literary works produced by or about peoples who have been colonized by European imperial powers. It situates these literatures within the philosophical frameworks that informed European imperial hegemonies as well as the colonized people's responses to them. While we will draw theoretical examples from every part of the world, our literary readings in this class will concentrate mainly on the literatures of Africa and Asia and their diasporas, especially in the Caribbean. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 484 - Contemporary U.S. Literature Since The Cold War
A study of the Cold War critical construction of "American" literature and important literary developments from the 1950s to the present, including the rise of postmodernism, the Beat Generation, and a variety of ethnic literary developments, as well as other important literary phenomena of the period. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 485 - Contemporary European Literature
The aim of this course is to examine some important works of European literature from the 20th century till date. The course explores major issues such as the place of ethics in literature, holocaust, the World War I & II, European identity etc. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 487 - Material Culture
In this seminar, students will concentrate on the material contexts (legal, economic, social, technological) that inform cultural production. While the cultural forms and historical periods focused upon may vary by instructor, in every case the course will introduce students to the history of critical work in this area and involve projects in which students trace the marks of material forces in cultural forms. Prerequisites: "C" grade or better in ENGL-410 plus two additional courses at the 400 level. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 488 - Africana Literature: Slavery And The Literary Imagination
In this seminar we will study world literatures produced out of the African Diaspora with an eye toward comprehending the development of the slave narrative as a genre as well as the evolution of the genre within world literatures as writers grapple with the legacy as well as persistence of slavery in a variety of forms. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 491 - Sonnet: Not Just A Love Song
This class will explore the sonnet's many voices and subjects-from plaintive to menacing, from romance to racial injustice. We will read across the centuries, from Shakespeare to Keats to Edna St. Vincent Millay. We will read sonnet-variations, and sonnet-spoofs by contemporary American poets and we will experiment with sonnets of our own. Our time will be spent on close readings, discussions, writing, and informal presentations. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing 
 

ENGL 495 - Re-Thinking Race & Gender
This is an intensive summer course that runs for ten days over three weeks and provides a concentrated exploration of how we read, see, and inhabit issues of race and gender. Grounded in a conceptual framework that opens to against-the-grain logics, it will engage students in re-reading relations of race and gender naturalized by dominant ideology. Students will participate in workshops, lectures, and sessions with invited speakers. Designed for graduates, undergraduates, and teachers. Prereqs: Graduate status or junior-senior status in English, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies, LLAS, or AFAM. 
3.000 Credit hours 
3.000 Lecture hours 

Levels: Graduate 
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online, Tutored Study, Video Conferencing

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