College Courses

 

English

ENG 100 Literature and Composition I (3)

An introduction to the critical analysis of English Literature with particular attention to the genres of the short story and the novel. This writing-intensive course has two closely-connected objectives: to develop skills both in becoming a thoughtful, inquiring reader and an articulate, persuasive writer.

Note: a maximum of 6 credit hours of 100-level English may be taken for credit; also available through Continuing and Distance Education

ENG 101 Literature and Composition II (3)

An introduction to the critical analysis of English Literature with particular attention to the genres of the poetry and drama. Much like English 100, English 101 aims to promote the attentive reading of literary texts and to develop skills as an articulate and persuasive writer.

Note: a maximum of 6 credit hours of 100-level English may be taken for credit; also available through Continuing and Distance Education

ENG 210 British Literature Survey I (3)

A historical survey of English literature from the early medieval period to the 18th century with some attention paid to the concept of “canon” as it relates to issues of interpretation, ethics, and identity.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 211 British Literature Survey II (3)

A continuation of ENG 210 British Literature Survey I, focusing on literature from the Romantic period to the early twentieth century.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 222 Fiction (3)

This course studies selected texts from Canadian literature with attention given to tracing cultural politics, local and global, in recent works by prairie writers. Through the study of fiction, students will gain a shared vocabulary of literary terms and interpretive tools for critically discussing generic and historical aspects of individual texts and prairie literature.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 224 Poetry (3)

Through the study of a wide range of poetic genres, this course introduces students to the critical analysis of poetry and to the critical vocabulary common to discussions of formal, stylistic, and historical aspects of individual texts and of poetic traditions.

Note: Students with credit for ENG 110 Introduction to Poetry may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 Literature and Composition I and ENG 101 Literature and Composition II

ENG 226 Drama (3)

Through the study of dramatic traditions and selected representative plays from a range of periods, this course introduces students to the critical analysis of dramatic texts. Special attention will be paid to drama as a performance.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 Literature and Composition I and ENG 101 Literature and Composition II

ENG 301 Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies (3)

This course will examine a representative selection of Shakespeare’s history plays and tragedies in their literary, historical, and artistic contexts. With particular attention to the themes, characters, and language that have intrigued centuries of play-readers and theatre-goers, the course may also address topics such as performance history, critical reception, dramatic theory and technique, film adaptations, etc. In addition a representative selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets will be covered.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 302 Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances (3)

This course will examine a representative selection of Shakespeare’s comedies and romances in their literary, historical, and artistic contexts. With particular attention to the themes, characters, and language that have intrigued centuries of play-readers and theatre-goers, the course may also address topics such as performance history, critical reception, dramatic theory and technique, film adaptations, etc. In addition a representative selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets will be covered.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 322 World Literatures in English (3)

Studies of literature from areas of the world that have experienced colonization, or by writers whose heritage is rooted in those areas, with attention to the interplay among culture, politics, history, and aesthetic traditions, both indigenous and colonist. The particular focus of the course will be determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 324 Topics in Women’s Literature (3)

Studies of literature by women, approached from a historical perspective, with a focus on a particular theme, problem, question, era, region, genre, or author.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 331 Topics in Medieval Literature (3)

Studies in the medieval literature of the British Isles, and related European texts, with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, movements, historical sub-periods, or similar topics, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 332 Renaissance and Reformation (3)

Increased printing capacity made sixteenth-century books, pamphlets, and tracts sites of contested opinion and much debate. This course examines the prose and poetry of the Renaissance and Reformation in its historical and theological contexts.

Note: Students with credit for ENG 318 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 333 Topics in Seventeenth-Century British Literature (3)

Studies in seventeenth-century British literature to the Glorious Revolution (1688), with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, movements, historical sub-periods, or similar topics, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 334 Topics in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3)

Studies in British literature from the Glorious Revolution (1688) to the early Romantics, with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, historical sub-periods, or similar topics, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 335 Topics in Romantic Literature (3)

Studies in British literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, movements, historical sub-periods, or similar topics, as determined by the instructor.

Note: Students with credit for ENG 330 Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Period I or ENG 331 Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Period II may not take this course for credit

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 336 Topics in Victorian Literature (3)

Studies in British literature of the Victorian period, with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, historical sub-periods, or movements as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 337 Topics in Twentieth-Century British and Irish Literature (3)

Studies in British and/or Irish literature of the twentieth century, with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, historical sub-periods, or movements as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 351 Topics in Early American Literature (3)

Studies in the literatures of America from their origins to the early nineteenth century, with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, movements, historical sub-periods, or similar topics, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 352 Topics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3)

Studies in the literatures of nineteenth-century America with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, movements, historical sub-periods, or similar topics, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 353 Topics in Twentieth-Century American Literature (3)

Studies in the literatures of modern America with a focus on particular genres, themes, authors, movements, historical sub-periods, or similar topics, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 356 Aboriginal Literature (3)

This course is a study of North American Native literature across genre, region, period, form and people. It emphasizes a perspective informed by Native literary criticism and theory. This course will also explore indigenous perspectives on history, religion, identity, voice, and the process of colonization.

Cross-listed: NTST 356 Aboriginal Literature

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 357 African-American Literature (3)

Studies in literature written by African Americans, with a focus on literary, historical, sociocultural, and artistic contexts. The course may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, autobiography, and drama, as well as additional representations of the African-American experience in films, documentaries, and other media.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 360 Topics in Canadian Literature (3)

Studies in Canadian literatures in English, with a focus on a particular theme, problem, region, historical period, genre, or author, to be determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 370 Topics in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3)

Studies in literature written for children and/or young adults with a critical focus on a particular theme, sub-genre, problem/issue, pattern of historical development, author, or historical period. The specific focus of the course will be determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 372 Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Literature (3)

A study of English devotional literature, both prose and poetry, with attention to its literary and aesthetic dimensions. The course will give some consideration to Medieval and Early Modern concepts of the self; historical and cultural contexts; reading practices; devotional art; and popular piety.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 and ENG 101

ENG 389 Critical Theory (3)

An examination of major critical approaches to the study of literature. The course will focus on works of critical theory as primary sources but will also address the application of theory to literary interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): 9 credit hours of English or the permission of the instructor

ENG 393 Specialized Study (3)

Offered occasionally to provide in-depth study in a topic in English not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English

ENG 406 Studies in Literature (3)

Studies of selected authors, concepts, movements, periods, theories, or genres. Topics will be announced in the class schedule and prerequisites may be listed. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English and 60 hours of completed coursework.

ENG 407 Studies in Genre (3)

A seminar course that examines literary genres and sub-genres, with attention to historical development, rhetorical strategies, aesthetic features, and/or cultural contexts. The focus of the course will be determined by the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English and 60 hours of completed coursework

ENG 409 Studies in Literature & Religion (3)

A seminar course that examines literary texts with special attention to the religious issues they address and/or the way they engage the Bible or other sacred texts. The focus of the course will be determined by the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English and 60 credit hours of completed coursework

ENG 414 Writing Workshop: Creative Nonfiction (3)

A seminar course that explores the literary genre of creative non-fiction, which covers a diversity of forms and subjects, including literary essays, autobiography/memoir, travel narratives, nature writing, spiritual reflection, humour, etc. Students will examine representative examples of the form by established writers; write a variety of original non-fiction pieces; receive ongoing feedback on their writing from the instructor; and engage in a mutual exchange of helpful writing critiques with their classmates.

Prerequisite(s): 60 credit hours of completed coursework and the permission of the instructor

ENG 418 The History and Future of the Book (3)

A seminar course that examines the production and transmission of texts from antiquity to the present. This course will examine the physical as well as social history of texts and text transmission. As well, it will consider the impact of the digital age on the present and possible futures of the book, comparing the current revolution to past revolutions in text transmission, and recognizing the various ways that texts, their material forms, and their historical contexts all influence one another.

Cross-listed: HIS 418 The History and Future of the Book

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English and 6 credit hours of History

ENG 490 English Practicum (3)

A supervised field experience that combines both theoretical and practical approaches to a specific task related to the literary and writing professions. Students will work closely with a faculty member in an internship involving, for example, teaching, research, media writing, publishing, public relations, libraries, or archival work. Practicums may be on- or off-site with a wide range of institutions and organizations.

Prerequisite(s): 60 credit hours completed in the BA Humanities program and permission of the program chair

ENG 493 Specialized Study (3)

A seminar offered occasionally to provide in-depth study in a topic in English not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of English and the completion of 60 credit hours of coursework