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 110 Introduction to Poetry (3)

This course gives an introduction to poetic interpretation. The material for study ranges from the seventeenth century metaphysical poets and the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Romantics through to the twentieth-century Modernists.

Note: a maximum of 6 credit hours of 100-level English may be taken for credit

ENG 210 Reading the Canon: Beowulf to Pope (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): ENG 100 Literature and Composition I, ENG 101 Literature and Composition II, or ENG 110 Introduction to Poetry

ENG 211 Reading the Canon: Blake to Woolf (3)

A continuation of ENG 210 Reading the Canon: Beowulf to Pope, focusing on literature from the Romantic period to the early 20th century.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 Literature and Composition I and either ENG 101 Literature and Composition II or ENG 110 Introduction to Poetry

ENG 265 Writing Creatively (3)

This course introduces issues relevant to the production of poetry, drama, and short stories, and provides practical opportunities for students to explore writing in these genres. Particular attention is given to the creative process, the place of revision, and the integration of faith and creative writing.

Note: Available only through Continuing and Distance Education.

ENG 301 ENG 301 Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies (3)

This course will examines 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 305 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 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 or ENG 331 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 355 American Literature in the 20th Century I (3)

This course examines American poetry and prose from the early 20th century to the mid-century, introducing students to the dominant themes and abiding concerns of American literature.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 Literature and Composition I and either ENG 101 Literature and Composition II or ENG 110 Introduction to Poetry

ENG 356 American Literature in the 20th Century II (3)

A continuation of ENG 355 American Literature in the 20th Century I, but focuses on the poetry and prose appearing from the mid-century to today and on how these writers continue and challenge the themes of earlier American writers.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 355 American Literature in the 20th Century I

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 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)

A seminar course that examines selected authors, concepts, movements, periods, or theories. 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 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 426 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 program chair

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 (offered on demand) (3)

This course is based on the interest and abilities of the student and faculty. Supervised study may be arranged in the classroom, small group, or in the form of individual research in an area of specialization.

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