Course Information

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT



Course: HE044
Title: PRACTICAL WRITING LABORATORY
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: This course provides intensive, focused instruction in writing grammatically correct and rhetorically effective prose.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Recommendation of ADAA; Coreq: HE344.
Course: HE101
Title: PRACTICAL WRITING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The study and practice of grammatically correct and rhetorically effective expository prose, supplemented by the analysis of essays by professional writers. For students selected by English Department.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Placement by the department chair.
Course: HE111
Title: RHETORIC AND INTRO TO LITERATURE I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first of a two course sequence stressing the writing of rhetorically effective and grammatically correct expository prose. During the first semester students read essays, short stories and plays, and they write brief essays. During the second semester students read novels and poetry and write longer essays.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE112
Title: RHETORIC AND INTRO TO LIT II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Continuation of HE111. See HE111 for a listing of topics.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE111.
Course: HE217
Title: EARLY WESTERN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A balanced survey of the Western literary tradition and its backgrounds, from the ancient Greece through the Middle Ages. Readings may include classical Greek and Roman epic, drama, and philosophy; selections from the Bible; and medieval poetry, drama and philosophy.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE218
Title: ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A balanced survey of British and American literary history from the Renaissance thru the early twentieth century.. The course emphasizes the movements that have shaped our tradition: Renaissance humanism, empiricism and skepticism, Romanticism and transcendentalism, realism and naturalism, and modernism.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE222
Title: THE BIBLE AND LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The Bible and its influence on European and American literature. Emphasis will be placed on modern biblical literary-critical methodology and on the symbolic richness of derivative literature from Dante to Nikos Kazantzakis.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE224
Title: LITERATURE AND SCIENCE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The interrelationships among science, technology, and literature. The course considers both the impact of science on literature and the implications of science as reflected in literary responses.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE250
Title: LITERATURE OF THE SEA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study of sea literature from the epic to the novel, with an emphasis on literary qualities, human relationships with the sea, and problems of command.
Offered: Spring, Summer
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE260
Title: LITERATURE OF WAR
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A multi-genre survey of war and its consequences as represented in classic and contemporary literature with an emphasis on such issues as individual responsibility, leadership, societal values, and military culture.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: HE301
Title: PATTERNS IN DRAMA
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of drama, emphasizing reading, viewing, and analyzing dramatic literature and performance.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE302
Title: FORMS OF POETRY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study in the analysis of poetic form and expression.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE306
Title: TYPES OF FICTION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of the novel and short story with particular emphasis on the conventions, techniques, and innovations in the form.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE307
Title: TOPICS IN FILM AND LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of American, European, and world film in conjunction with relevant literary works.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE313
Title: CHAUCER AND HIS AGE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The literary and philosophical traditions of Chaucer, the Gawain poet, and other contemporaries, including early and late medieval writers from England and the continent.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE314
Title: THE RENAISSANCE MIND
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Literature and thought of the period bracketed by the two great English epics, Spenser's Faerie Queene and Milton's Paradise Lost. The course includes a continental perspective, with readings from such authors as Machiavelli, Rabelais, Cervantes, Montaigne and Castiglione.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE315
Title: RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The literature of the period 1660-1780. Readings may include the plays, novels, satires, and poetry of such writers as Behn, Dryden, Swift, Defoe, Fielding, Pope, Steele, Sheridan, and Johnson.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE317
Title: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Literature and culture of the Romantic period in Britain from the 1780s to the 1830s. Readings may include works by such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, the Shelleys, Byron, and Keats.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE318
Title: MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The literature of Great Britain and Ireland since 1900. Readings may include the novels of Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, and Lessing; the plays of Shaw, Synge, O'Casey, and Pinter; the poetry of Hardy, Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and Dylan Thomas.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE319
Title: VICTORIAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: British literature from the 1830s to the end of the nineteenth century. Readings may include works from such authors as Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, Hardy, Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, Carlyle, and Darwin.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE320
Title: CONTEMPORARY BRITISH LIT.
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: British Literature from 1945 to the present day. Reading may include the novels of Orwell, Greene, Murdoch, Naipaul, Barnes, Ishigura, and Zadie Smith; the plays of Beckett, Pinter, Orton, Stoppard, Churchill, and Friel; and the poetry of Larkin, Heaney, Hughes, Gunn, and Motion.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE326
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1607-1860
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature including the Native American tradition from European settlement to the Civil War, emphasizing the relationship between the emerging culture and literature. Readings may include works from such authors as Bradford, Bradstreet, Franklin, Wheatley, Cooper, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Douglass.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE328
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1860-1914
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature from the Reconstruction through the Gilded Age, emphasizing the rise of realism and naturalism. Readings may include works from such authors as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Howells, Crane, Dreiser, Chesnutt, Chopin, James, and Wharton.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE329
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1914-1945
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature between the wars. Readings may include works by such authors as Stein, Eliot, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Hughes, Hurston, Larsen, O'Neill, Steinbeck, West, and Wright.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE330
Title: AMERICAN LIT, 1945-PRESENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of American literature and culture since World War II. Readings may include works by such authors as Ellison, Ginsberg, Lowell, Bishop, Baraka, Heller, Pynchon, Bellow, Plath, Sexton, Rich, Roth, Updike, DeLillo, Mamet, McCarthy, and Morrison.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE333
Title: SHAKESPEARE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of a representative sample of Shakespeare's tragedies, histories, and comedies. Readings may also include works by Shakespeare's contemporaries.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE340
Title: AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of representative African-American literature from such figures as Wheatley, Toomer, Hughes, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Baraka, Brooks, Hayden, Wilson, and Morrison.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE343
Title: CREATIVE WRITING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the writing of prose, poetry, and drama.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE344
Title: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of advanced methods of presenting information in a wide variety of forms. Assignments may include preparing articles, reports, and military documents. Students may be asked to design and present a persuasive or analytical speech.
Offered: Summer 2014-2015, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE353
Title: TOPICS IN CONTINENTAL LIT.
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course explores the variety of works produced from the Renaissance to the rise of the European Community, emphasizing the exchanges between social and literary history and the interactions between cultures.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE355
Title: TOPICS IN MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course considers literature that raises questions of race and ethnicity, postcolonial responses to hegemonic culture, canon formation, and shifting definitions of nation and subjectivity. Readings may include the works of Achebe, Cisneros, Coetzee, Gordimer, Marquez, Rushdie, and Tan among others.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE360
Title: SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An open-topics literature course. Specialized offerings vary from semester to semester.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: HE111 and HE112.
Course: HE442
Title: LITERARY THEORY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A survey of key problems, figures, and texts in the history of literary and cultural thought. Required of all honors English majors.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course.
Course: HE461
Title: STUDIES IN A LITERARY PERIOD
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In-depth study of a limited period in literary history. For example: the Augustan period, the beginnings of Romanticism, the fin de siecle, and the 1960s in American literature.
Offered: Fall, Spring]
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE462
Title: STUDIES IN A LITERARY PROBLEM
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: In-depth study of a problem that cuts across traditional divisions of nationality, historical period, or genre. For example, myth and symbol in literature, literature and science, the concept of the hero.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE463
Title: STUDIES IN LITERARY FIGURES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Extensive reading in the works, biography, and criticism of major figures in world literature. For example: Milton, Wordsworth, George Eliot, Dickens, Dostoevsky, O'Neill, Melville, Faulkner, Stevens, Morrison.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE467
Title: STUDIES IN A LITERARY GENRE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Study in a special genre. For example, the epic, the autobiographical novel, science fiction, imagist poetry.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: one 300-level English course and permission of the department chair.
Course: HE503
Title: SEMINAR IN ARTS & LITERATURE
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An interdisciplinary honors seminar concerning a special topic in literature and the arts.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C Honors English majors or by permission of the department chair; Coreq: HE521.
Course: HE504
Title: SEMINAR IN AN ADVANCED TOPIC
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A concentrated honors seminar exploring individual literary works or issues.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C Honors English majors or by permission of the department chair; Coreq: HE522.
Course: HE521
Title: HONORS SUPPLEMENT I
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: Focused study of a topic generated in HE503.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HE503.
Course: HE522
Title: HONORS SUPPLEMENT II
Credits: 1-0-1
Description: Focused study of a topic generated in HE504.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: HE504.