List of Courses

ENG 203 World Literature I (3 credits)

The course sequence (203-204) chronologically surveys major works of Western literature and its relationship to the cultural trends of the period. A wide and varied range of readings is available to the student. The survey should lead to an awareness of the objectives and forms of literary art and to a knowledge of Western culture as great writers have mirrored it. Course covers the period from the Ancients to the Renaissance. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 204 World Literature II (3 credits)

A continuation of ENG 203 from the Renaissance to the present, which may include works from Petrarch, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Flaubert, Sartre, and the moderns. Either semester may be taken independently. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 209 Dramatic Literature I (3 credits)

A study of the early development of dramatic literature and its social relationships. First semester covers major contributions from Aeschylus to Ibsen. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 210 Dramatic Literature II (3 credits)

A study of modern drama from Ibsen to the present. Either semester may be taken independently. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 213 Children's Literature (3 credits)

Examines literature for children from the preschool level through the middle school level. Topics covered include history and development, research skills, criticism, major authors, and major forms: poetry, picture books, fables, myths, legends, sacred writings, epics and romances, folktales (fairy tales), fiction, and non-fiction. Emphasis is on the teaching of the knowledge and critical skills needed to locate, comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and present the literature. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 217 Science Fiction (3 credits)

A chronological examination of science fiction from early 19th Century to the present, with brief references to classical precursors. The themes of science fiction will be explored through various literary genres. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 221 English Literature I (3 credits)

A critical and historical survey of English literature from Beowulf to the Romantic Age. Although the literature is presented historically, the central emphasis of the course is on the works themselves. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 222 English Literature II (3 credits)

A critical and historical survey of English literature from the Romantic Age to the present. Either semester may be taken independently. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 223 American Literature I (3 credits)

A critical study of major American writers of the 19th Century. The literary works are viewed in their relationship to the cultural movements and intellectual history of American civilization. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 224 American Literature II (3 credits)

A study of major American writers of the 20th Century. The literary works are viewed in their relationship to the cultural movements and intellectual history of American civilization. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 225 Literature of the Black American I (3 credits)

A reading, writing, and discussion course which studies literature written by Black American authors. Students read poetry, novels, short stories, and plays in order to develop their critical appreciation of literature, as well as understand the unique condition of Black people in America. The first semester surveys literature written by Black authors from the slave poets (1750's) to the modern renaissance of Afro-American literature (1950's). Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 226 Literature of the Black American II (3 credits)

A reading, writing, and discussion course which studies works by modern Black American authors of the 1960's to the present. Though the main focus of the course is on understanding literature in general, the themes of the works emphasize the special condition of Black people in America. Either semester may be taken independently. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 230 Women's Literature (3 credits)

A reading, discussion, and writing course that covers several time periods and genres to focus on the unique problems and accomplishments of women writers. Analyses of literary works will focus on gender and the cultural climate in which the studied writers worked. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 241 American Autobiography As Literature (3 credits)

A survey of American autobiographies during the nation's 200 years. The class will examine the cultural issues raised by each autobiographer's quest for identity, and investigate the ways autobiographers shape their lives in words. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.

ENG 245 New Immigrant Literature (3 credits)

This course examines literature reflecting the American experience of immigrants and expressing their search for roots and cultural identity, both in the U.S. and in journeys back to their homelands. The class will explore cultural issues raised in fiction, poetry, drama, and memoirs of writers from a number of countries. Discussion and writing assignments will focus on both analyzing the literature and on examining the students' experiences. Prerequisites: ENG 103 and ENG 104.