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ENG 360 CX 17TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
A survey of selected writers of late Renaissance and 17th century Britain, from the Stuart period through the English Civil War and the Restoration. This tumultuous and action-packed age was filled with unparalleled achievements in the theatre, milestones in publishing, political and religious unrest, the beginnings of global trade, and colonization of the New World. The course will include authors such as Jonson, Donne, Marvell, Wroth, and Milton. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; a C-tag course or consent of the instructor.
ENG 308 2X ADV WRTNG WKSP: WRITING 4 COMMUNITY (4.00 credits)
Focuses on organizational and professional writing. Course is built around a major project for a community organizationwhich will include a variety of media and written forms. Emphasis is on writing for professional andpublic audiences, including documentdesign and applicable technology. Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; open to students in their second or third year, or sophomore and above transfers; ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 406 BX ADVANCED FICTION WRITING (4.00 credits)
This is an advanced fiction writer's workshop for students interested in writing short stories or chapters of a novel. While the emphasis is on realistic fiction, students may choose to write in various genres such as science fiction, fantasy, or mystery. Students will also read and analyze stories by both established writers. and accomplished student writers. Prerequisites: English 205 BX
ENG 410 ADVANCED JOURNALISM (4.00 credits)
A project-oriented seminar for long investigative projects. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 481 3K ADVANCED STUDIES IN ENGLISH (4.00 credits)
The first half of this course will explore different approaches to the course theme. Tenured and tenure-track members of the English Department will each take responsibility for one day's course content by assigning readings in advance and then conducting one class. In this way, students will learn how the course theme relates to different fields... The instructor of the course will be responsible for all other classes and will organize assignments. The second half of the course will be a workshop focusing on student work. Readings will be determined by student interest and course time will be spent discussing those readings, developing project proposals, learning and using research techniques, and putting together student projects.Prerequisites: COR 2, ENG 110 or W cornerstone, 280, and completion/concurrent registration in an O tagged course.
ENG 300 ADVANCED WRITING (4.00 credits)
Writing for specific audiences and purposes. Topics may include professional organizational writing, academic/scholarly writing, or environmental writing. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 476 ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP (4.00 credits)
Directed study in the writing of various literary forms, such as the informal essay, nature writing, scriptwriting, genre fiction (detective, fantasy, juvenile, etc.), the long poem, the novella, or other forms. Prerequisites: ENG 205 and either ENG 305 or 306, or consent of instructor.
ENG 367 CX AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865 (4.00 credits)
Encompassing a wide range of literary movements and authors from the 1600s through the end of the American Civil War in 1865, this course may be organized as a survey course looking at writers from each period or may focus on one or more periods in depth. From the early settlers seeking religious or economic freedoms to the tumultuous revolutionary period to the establishment of a distinctive American literature and culture in the nineteenth century, the territories that became the United States forged new political and social frontiers that are reflected in a wide range of imaginative literary works. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 368 AMERICAN LITERATURE,1865-1914 (4.00 credits)
This course begins with the post-Civil War period of tumult and moves through the rise of realism in the late nineteenth century and Modernism in the early twentieth century. Writers in this period struggled to find innovative ways to get at the basic truths of life experience by experimenting with new forms of writing and new subjects to examine. This period of radical thinking and cultural revolutions produced creative experiments from Mark Twain, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Gertrude Stein, and T. S. Eliot among many, many others. This course may look at a survey from all periods or choose to focus in more depth on one or more periods. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 391A U AMERICAN ROMANTIC FILM COMEDY (4.00 credits)
ENG 325A CDQ ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS (4.00 credits)
This course offers a study of selected works of various genres (e.g., fiction, drama, memoir, and film) by Asian American women and men of diverse ethnicities. Emphasizing the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and informed by critical studies of race and ethnicity, feminist criticism, and cultural studies, we will explore the following main questions: What are the major themes and issues in Asian American literature and literary studies? What textual strategies do Asian American writers employ to represent Asian American self-identities and cultural politics? In what ways do these writers challenge or accommodate dominant representations of Asian American women and men as raced and gendered subjects? In what ways do the subject positions of the writers, characters, and readers impact our understanding of Asian American texts? Course is cross-listed with ETHS 325A. (F, odd years). Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone and sophomore standing.
ENG 099B BASIC WRITING SKILLS (3.00 credits)
Focuses on developing skills needed for college-level writing. Students required to take ENG 99 must complete it before enrolling in ENG 110. Credit does not count toward graduation requirements. (Enrollment by placement) Prerequisites: None.
ENG 099C BASIC WRITING SKILLS (1.00 credits)
Continuation of skills taught in ENG 099B for students who are recommended to take it by their instructor. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 099A BASIC WRTNG FOR NONNATIVE SPEAKERS (3.00 credits)
Introduces academic rhetorical style through frequent paragraph compositions and an intensive review of grammar. Students must satisfactorily complete this course before enrolling in ENG 110. Credits do not count toward graduation requirements. Prerequisites: For non- native speakers of English only. (Enrollment by placement..)
ENG 415A CDQ BLACK WOMEN WRITERS (4.00 credits)
This course offers a study of selected novels, short stories, and essays by African American women writers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Emphasizing the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality, and informed by critical studies of race and ethnicity and black feminist criticism, we will explore the following main questions: What are the major themes and issues in black women's literature? What textual strategies do African American women writers employ to represent "blackness" and "femaleness?" In what ways do these writers challenge or accommodate dominant discourses of race, gender, class and sexuality? What does it mean to be a black feminist reader, and what does it mean for non-black and/or non-female readers to interpret black women's writings? Cross-listed with ETHS 415A CDQ & WS 415A CDQ. Prerequisites: ENG 110 orW cornerstone and junior standing.
ENG 110 W COLLEGE WRITING (4.00 credits)
This first year course integrates critical reading and writing skills. Course topics will vary, but every section will emphasize academic writing. Students will develop competence in finding and using source materials, and in writing research papers. Individual conferences, peer reading, and revision are some of the essential elements in this process-oriented approach to college writing. Prerequisite: ENG 099 or placement.
ENG 111B 1C COMICS, POLITICS & DEATH (4.00 credits)
This course will focus on the contemporary graphic novel as both a literary genre and as a contemporary cultural product. We will examine the historical context of these works together with the literary and aesthetic devices they employ. Close, astute reading will be an integral part of our classroom work. An exploration of contemporary (post-1945) graphic novels will serve as a gateway to meaningful examinations of the values, beliefs, and experiences of those in the world around us.  Prerequisites: completion of the W tag or concurrent enrollment in a W tag course; this course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfers.
ENG 111F 1CD COMING OF AGE:MULTICULTR FIC & FILM (4.00 credits)
The Bildungsroman, or coming-of-age novel, has a long and distinguished history in American letters. Some critics have even seen the process of grappling with incipient adulthood a topic inherently suited to "American" themes of rebellion, individualism, and modernity. From Huckleberry Finn to The Catcher in the Rye, the argument has held true. But contemporary literature takes on the question of coming of age from diverse racial and ethnic perspectives. The rites of passage, cultural expectations, even the very definitions and values of personhood may differ according to a person's heritage (and claimed group identities). This class seeks to redefine the "classic" Bildungsroman, taking into account portrait presented in the diverse and multifaceted novels of today. Prerequisites: completion of the W tag or concurrent enrollment in a W tag course; this course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfers.
ENG 250C CGX CRIMINAL UTOPIAS SCI FI & CRIME LIT (4.00 credits)
This course will include an examination of the origins of science fiction and the crime literature genre in a broader historical perspective, drawing on British and American texts and theories to facilitate a closer analysis of Scandinavian texts. Through the reading of a variety of novels and short stories, as well as viewing of films, the course aims to heighten the ability of the students to engage in analytical and critical thinking, voice coherent argumentation, explore, examine, reason and write academic essays as well as other forms of written expression. This course will create a global perspective by comparing Scandinavian world views, as expressed in the genres, to those experienced by the students in contemporary USA. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 111E 1CE ECO-FICTION (4.00 credits)
"Eco-fiction" will invite students to reflect upon their identities, values, beliefs, spiritualities, and worldviews in the context of literary explorations of ecological themes. The course focuses on fictional narratives including speculative utopias, science fictional fantasies, and Native American myths. In addition to these literary pieces, students will learn to analyze popular culture in relation to themes of ecology, "going green," and sustainability. Looking at literature and popular culture will allow students to consider how their lives and actions are influenced by such narratives as well as to think carefully about how they can make intentional and thoughtful choices about living in the world. Student work will include writing about course texts, writing about the natural world, researching a popular culture or local narrative and applying eco-criticism, and presenting that research to the Edgewood community. Prerequisites: completion of the W tag or concurrent enrollment in a W tag course; this course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfers.
ENG 333 G ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE (4.00 credits)
One facet of globalization is linguistic globalization, and the increasing prominence of English as the lingua franca of the world is as full of benefits and dangers as is globalization itself. We will explore the historical context and cultural foundation of the global spread of English as well as the cultural legacy of the language in both English and non-English speaking countries. This will include an examination of the growing prominence of English in different regions of the world including South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia in terms of English varieties or "Globish" as well as the impact English has had on the native languages, national attitudes toward the English and Americans, cultural resistance, economic mobility, and the likelihood that one's second language will be English to the exclusion of others. We will also study specific settings requiring a common language, such as aviation and travel. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 395 CEX ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
This course covers literature from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries that puts the environment at the center of discourse and considers humans as part of (rather than apart from) nature and ecosystems. Specific iterations of the course might focus on nature writing, urban environments, deep ecology, eco-feminism, eco-criticism, and/or activist literature. As an upper-level literature course, "Environmental Literature" will require attention to both primary and secondary texts. Extensive writing will be required, including both analytical essays and examples of nature writing or eco-fictional prose. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 111A 1C FAIRY TALES AS CULTURAL NARRATIVES (4.00 credits)
From the Brothers Grimm to Shrek, this seminar will trace how fairy tales have changed over time and the various ways they have been interpreted and used by folklorists, psychologists, educators, literary critics, and filmmakers. Students will address mythological archetypes, cultural distinctions among tales, the ways that stories change over time as well as the ways that stories create change, gender roles and class structures in fairy tales, and the differences between narrative and film versions of tales.  Prerequisites: completion of the W tag or concurrent enrollment in a W tag course; this course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfers.
ENG 250B CD FAULKNER&MORRISON: SLAVERY'S LEGACY (4.00 credits)
Through readings from William Faulkner Toni Morrison, and others, this course will examine how our culture grapples with the legacy of slavery.Both authors use experimental narrative techniques to convey the traumatic aspects of slavery. This course will consider these writings in literary contexts as well as cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 110 or W cornerstone or placement into ENG 110 honors.
ENG 305 BX FICTION WRITING (4.00 credits)
This is a writer's workshop for students interested in writing short fiction. The student's own original stories will be analyzed and discussed in both peer-review groups and an all-class workshop setting. In addition to writing stories of their own, students will be expected to write short critical responses to all work by their peers. Students will also read and analyze stories by both contemporary and historic writers. Students will explore theories and methods of artistic production, interpretation, and criticism, with the aim of improving their own writing. Prerequisites: ENG 205 or equivalent course.
ENG 443B CDX FOC STUD: ETHNIC AM STUDIES-SLAVERY (4.00 credits)
This course will examine a range of scenes of slavery as depicted in literary fiction, period accounts, historical documentation, photography and other imagery, and critical theory. This range of texts and images will reveal the lived experiences of slaves across time periods and different goeographic locations. We will examine how slaves were transported to the Americas (particularly North America), how their enslavement was achieved materially and psychologically, how their bodies were treated and abused, how they were viewed by sympathizers and opponents of slavery, how the idea of slavery figured in debates about the establishment of the new United Sttaes, how they revolted and rebelled and how these rebellions were quashed, how they were controlled through legal and cultural circumscription, how they sought control of their own circumstances and destinies, how they sought escape and sometimes succeeded, and how they wrote accounts of their experiences in an effort to be heard. Prerequisite: ENG 110. (S) Cross-listed with ETHS 443B CDX.
ENG 480A GQU FOCUSED STD LIT CRIT: CNTM GLOB FEM (4.00 credits)
This course is an exploration of the methods, concepts, and experiences of feminism as it is practiced all over the world in different ways. The historical development and cultural mappings of feminism since the second wave will be our main concern, but we will maintain specificity by focusing on particular locations, and on locational concerns. Feminist theorists from a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, political science, history and sociology will provide groundwork for our explorations, which will be filled out through case studies, historical texts and literary narratives. Cross-listed with ETHS 481 and WS 480. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone, and ENG 280.
ENG 480 FOCUSED STUDY OF LITERARY CRITICISM (4.00 credits)
A study of a particular approach or issue in contemporary criticism and theory, such as feminist theory, gender studies, trauma studies, or migration and diaspora. Prerequisites: ENG 280, a prior course in Women's and Gender Studies, or consent of the instructor.
ENG 470 FOCUSED STUDY OF WORLD LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
A study of masterpieces from the Western and/or non-Western traditions, selected for their cultural or literary significance. This course may be organized around a central theme or question, such as the nature of literary tragedy or the role of the individual in the community. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 443 FOCUSED STUDY: ETHNIC AMERICAN LIT (4.00 credits)
A close examination of a particular ethnic American literary period, genre, or theme, such as the Harlem Renaissance, immigrant narratives, or Asian Americans in popular culture. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 304 GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS (2.00 credits)
Provides a solid base in grammar and the best practices for teaching grammar. Topics include parts of speech, punctuation, phrasal grammar, dialects and education, and cognitive grammar. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 478 INDEPENDENT STUDY - ENGLISH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
A program of independent reading/research in a genre, or an author, or a period if a comparable course is not offered in the same year. This program may be one or two semesters in length. (Prerequisite: a literature course at the 300/400 level or consent Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
ENG 479 INDEPENDENT STUDY - ENGLISH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
A program of independent reading/research in a genre, or an author, or a period if a comparable course is not offered in the same year. This program may be one or two semesters in length. (Prerequisite: a literature course at the 300/400 level or consent Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
ENG 379 INDEPENDENT STUDY: ENGLISH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
ENG 489 INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
An investigation combining two or more disciplines, such as gender and communication, Psycho-linguistics, or a course combining literature with philosophy, sociology, history, or one of the other arts. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 490 INTERNSHIP (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
A planned and faculty-supervised program of work that utilizes skills learned in earlier English course work.
ENG 236A CG INTRO DRAMA:GLOBAL DRAMA IN CONTEXT (4.00 credits)
This course will survey global drama in translation, beginning with the development of a modern tradition in the 17th century and continuing into the present day. The class is designed to help students acquire the tools for understanding, appreciating, and critically analyzing drama as literature, as well as theatre as performance. Students will be expected to exercise critical thinking skills as they read, analyze, and discuss a variety of plays. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 205 BX INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING (4.00 credits)
Students read short stories, poems, or both by established writers and/or accomplished student writers and write their own short stories, poems, or both. The course aims to develop the student's critical reading skills and encourage the student's own creativity. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 236 INTRO TO DRAMA: TOPICS (4.00 credits)
ENG 236 is a series of topics courses designed to give an introduction to drama. Varies by topic. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 280 CUX INTRO TO LITERARY STUDIES (4.00 credits)
Required for all newly-declared English majors. This course provides students with the critical tools needed to perform upper-division literary analysis in English courses. The course defines literary studies and its subfields as scholarly disciplines, reviews fundamentals of literary interpretation, and establishes a timeline of literary periods and movements. Further, the course examines various critical perspectives and theories. Students will develop an understanding of the critical frameworks that provide the assumptions, strategies, and techniques that inform how we read literature forcritical interpretation. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 210 CX INTRO TO LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
Supplies students with the critical tools to analyze, evaluate and appreciate fiction, poetry and drama. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 303 INTRO TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE (4.00 credits)
Challenges commonly held assumptions about language through an exploration of how we use and perceive our primary medium of communication. Topics include language learning, dialects, language change, language and the brain, conversational interactions, and the basic areas of linguistics: sound, meaning, word building, and word order. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 201 UX INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM (4.00 credits)
This course will produce student journalists capable of working as reporters, writers or editors in our college milieu. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate the overwhelming flow of the news media that constantly bombards us every day. They will take on the role of reporters for the paper and will write stories and articles based on issues that arise in their lives on our campus. Students will also be required to read and discuss the daily New York Times on class days. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or W cornerstone. (F)
ENG 235 CX INTRODUCTION TO POETRY (4.00 credits)
This course examines a cross section of English and American poetry from the late 16th century to the present day. Students will learn the specialized vocabulary appropriate to the discussion of poetry and will develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to understanding and appreciating it. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 234 CX INTRODUCTION TO THE SHORT STORY (4.00 credits)
In this course students will read texts of a distinctive literary genre, the short story. Students will read stories by a wide range of authors in various styles with culturally and socially diverse content and will gain a sense of the historical development of this literary form. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 220A CX ISS THMS IN LIT: GOTH FIC ADAPTIONS (4.00 credits)
Students will read classic gothic novels such as The Castle of Otranto (a castle with a giant), Northanger Abbey (a Jane Austen parody), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (a dual personality), and of course Dracula (a vampire) to learn about how late 18th and 19th century gothic literature responded to modernization. They will then critically view film adaptations to enrich their understanding of the genre and analyze how the gothic re-emerged in 20th/21st centuries.
ENG 377 C ISSUES & THEMES IN LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
Each iteration of this course will focus on one particular theme of issue in literary studies and will choose readings accordingly. The study of specific issues or themes in literature allows a course to choose texts that may vary widely in period, region, style, and genre in order to consider how a number of writers have addressed a specific social question, political problem, or other important development over time. This course may limit its focus to a very specific period and set of writers or may traverse national boundaries and time periods. Ultimately this course examines not only a specific issue or theme but the capacity of literature to give voice to cultural concerns and to reflect on and critique cultural questions and problems.
ENG 220 CX ISSUES AND THEMES IN LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
Each iteration of this course will focus on one particular theme of issue in literary studies and will choose readings accordingly. Possible topics include Arthurian legends, the literature of dissent, or power relations in literature. This course is the lower-division equivalent to ENG 377. The study of specific issues or themes in literature allows a course to choose texts that may vary widely in period, region, style, and genre in order to consider how a number of writers have addressed a specific social question, political problem, or other important development over time. This course may limit its focus to a very specific period and set of writers or may traverse national boundaries and time periods. Ultimately this course examines not only a specific issue or theme but the capacity of literature to give voice to cultural concerns and to reflect on and critique cultural questions and problems.
ENG 202 JOURNALISM PRACTICUM (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
Organization, direction and evaluation of applied experience in journalism with emphasis on publishing news stories and features. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or permission of instructor.
ENG 277 J LANGUAGE SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL (4.00 credits)
Students will investigate the different varieties of English and what they mean to the people who speak them. They will reflect on our assumptions and reactions to the language of different groups and search for the source of those reactions. Students will also analyze their language rituals and what role these rituals play in interpersonal relationships. Areas of study will also include the nature of the language faculty, the effects of human interaction on its development, and how language is processed by the brain. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 111C 1C LIFE WRITING (4.00 credits)
This course examines "life writing" not only as a literature genre, but also as a tool for exploring one's own culture, experience and beliefs. Through reading and discussing selected examples of life writing, ranging from conventional autobiographies and memoirs to autobiographical fiction, journals and graphic novels, students will practice skills of literary analysis and interpretation. They will seek out others' stories, gathering oral histories from members of their families and communities. Finally, students will apply these skills to construct their own life stories, writing personal narratives that articulate their changing identities and perceptions of the world. Prerequisites: completion of the W tag or concurrent enrollment in a W tag course; this course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfers.
ENG 416 CGX LIT & CULT OF EARLY TRANSLANTC WORL (4.00 credits)
This very advanced course examines transatlantic literature (between Europe, Africa, and the Americas) during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (specifically, the period of the Enlightenment). Literature of this period reflected radical new social and political realities: 1) Globalization on The heels of the Age of Exploration (literature of the New World, literature of exploration, writers reflecting on encountering new cultures and peoples); 2) the exploitative side of this Age and the slave trade (the emergence of a new genre: the slave narrative, political and literary writings around slavery and calls for abolition); 3) focus on writings by and about evolving gender roles (rise of new genres of women’s writing); etc. This is a broad topics course that would allow various iterations to focus on these kinds of sub---topics. The emergence of new literary and cultural forms makes this an especially dynamic period. The study of literature of the period is likewise an especially rich frame for looking at this period because new genres emerged alongside new cultural and political forms (for example literary revolutions that reflect political revolutions or slave narratives that reflect new sets of cultural relationships and the emergence of a wholly new kind of voice within Western literature).
ENG 260A CDX LIT TPC: AMERICAN SLAVE NARRATIVES (4.00 credits)
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, slaves of African origin composed a series of autobiographies that gave voice to experiences of slavery unknown to most Americans at the time. These were political texts that helped promote the movement to abolish slavery. These were also literary texts that formed a distinctly American genre of writing. Today, these fascinating texts tell the hidden stories of slavery, help us to understand the cultural contexts of bondage, and provide poignant insights into the problems facing a nation founded on freedom and equality while still supporting a system of human bondage. Crosslisted with ETHS 250B CDX. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 380 CUX LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY (4.00 credits)
This course builds on the theoretical principles taught in ENG 280 to further provide students with the critical tools used in upper-division literature course work. It is devoted to examining critical perspectives and theories in detail, including New Criticism, New Historicism, queer and gender studies, psychoanalytic criticism, feminism, and deconstruction, exploring them through primary readings and case studies. Students will develop a greater understanding of the critical frameworks that provide the assumptions, strategies, and governing questions for the practice of interpreting texts. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; ENG 280 or permission of the instructor.
ENG 331 CX LITERARY FIGURES (4.00 credits)
Concentrated study of a single major author, including literary works, cultural and historical contexts and influences. Possible course offerings include Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Austen, Melville, Shaw, Joyce, Woolf, Twain, Faulkner, and Morrison. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; C-tag course or permission of the instructor.
ENG 331B CX LITERARY FIGURES: SHAKESPEARE (4.00 credits)
Reading and writing about Shakespeare's plays. Selections will include a cross-section of comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances, as well as sonnets and longer poetry. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 391 LITERARY GENRES (4.00 credits)
A study of literature through the lens of genre, such as the novel, film as literature, contemporary drama or poetry, popular genres, including fantasy or horror. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 314 X LITERARY JOURNALISM (4.00 credits)
This course will introduce student writers to literary journalism, alternatively called creative nonfiction. Students will have an opportunity to study, read, and write their own literary journalism... The class will read and discuss a diverse selection of short and masterful examples of the genre in our text and from handouts of recent examples collected from the New Yorker and other magazines that foster the practice of literary journalism in its short form. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 111G 1C LITERARY MEMOIRS/CLTRL MONUMNTS-HNR (4.00 credits)
This class is about memory: nostalgia in our own lives, cultural monuments to the past, and the work of remembering through writing, creating art, and performing rituals. The course has three main parts: Memoirs; Rituals and Reflection; and Communal Remembering. In the first section, we will think about what it means to connect to memories – personal memories, family memories – and how we write and create art as ways of making sense of our own past. While reading short and long memoirs (in poetry, prose, graphic form, etc), we will write short autobiographical pieces that will grow into a longer creative memoir project that can include written and other (visual, digital, audio) components. In the second section, we will experience rituals and ways of reflecting (like meditation at a Buddhist temple). In the final section of the course, we will think about how we commemorate the past through monuments and memorials, and students will work in groups to create a monument or memorial. This project allows students to bring abstract ideas into a concrete form using creative design that can include any kind of written, visual, digital, or other aspects. As an honors course, we will not only think about these questions directly, but also from a broader conceptual standpoint through critical readings about memoir-writing, nostalgia, and cultural memory among other topics. We will have a number of speakers in class and will leave campus several times to experience memory beyond the walls of the campus. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in ENG 110 or placement into ENG 110 HNR.
ENG 242 CDX LITERATURE OF AMERICAN MINORITIES (4.00 credits)
This course provides an introduction to literatures of ethnic minorities in the US, including Native American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures. We will read a number of significant 20th century texts which have shaped ethnic minority traditions and have become part and parcel of American literature. We will explore such major issues as identity, culture, history, race, gender, sexuality, and class. We will examine how these texts present specific ethnic experiences via diverse literary means and innovations and by doing so contribute to American literature and culture. Crosslisted with ETHS 242CDX. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 259 CGX LITERATURE OF THE QUEST (4.00 credits)
Focuses on the theme of the hero and the quest in literature and heroic legend. Includes texts from theearlier literary traditions of England, France, Spain and Germany. Emphasizes the structure of the quest-myth and the influence of local or national culture in shaping its form. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 301 X MAGAZINE WRITING (4.00 credits)
Students will read and discuss outstanding examples of magazine writing published in the previous year, then produce four magazine length articles or features of their own modeled on their readings. They will be encouraged to bring their skills up to a professional level and submit their work to our college newspaper, as well as outside publications that fall within their interests. Students will learn proper journalistic organization, diction and attribution, and interviewing techniques. Attention will be devoted to issues of libel law and plagiarism. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or consent of the instructor.
ENG 358 CX MEDIEVAL LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
Works from European literature before 1485. The course may include Old English poetry, Chaucer, the Pearl-poet, Malory, and a variety of writers from non-English traditions. It will also emphasize cultural and linguistic contexts, historical development, and political and economicbackground. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; a C-tag course or permission of instructor.
ENG 363 MODERNISM (4.00 credits)
A study of literary modernism during the beginning of the twentieth century that may include emphases on any of the following: the Harlem Renaissance, the relationship between realism and modernism, the gender of modernism, and/or transnational influences on modernist writing. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 276 CX MYTHOLOGY (4.00 credits)
A study of myths and their influence on literature and the arts. Works may include the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and the Metamorphoses. Attention will be given to the way the presentation of myths changes over time. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 443A CDQ PASSING NARR: ETHNIC AM LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
This course offers a study of selected "passing narratives" of various genres (fiction, autobiography, and film) by women and men from diverse ancestries in American literature. By focusing on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality in passing narratives and situating these texts in their historical, cultural, and critical contexts, we will explore questions surrounding discourses of difference, assimilation, and identity. Cross-listed with ETHS 443A CDQ.  Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone and junior standing.
ENG 317 B PHOTOJOURNALISM (4.00 credits)
Introductory course in digital photography with emphasis on photojournalism techniques for newspaper, magazine and online content. Students will learn to operate digital cameras and Photoshop CS4 photo processing software. Both black and white and color photographs will be created in this class. Students will learn editorial photography techniques and ethical decision-making relating to photojournalism. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 318 B PHOTOJOURNALISM BASICS (3.00 credits)
Introductory short course in digital photography with emphasis on photojournalism techniques for newspaper, magazine and online content. Students will learn to operate digital cameras and Photoshop CC photo processing software. Both black & white and color photographs will be created in this class. Students will learn editorial photography techniques and ethical decision-making relating to photojournalism. This is a basic course for students who want to learn photojournalism techniques and basic photoshop, and who cannot take the longer photojournalism class for 4 credits in the Fall or Spring semesters. (W)
ENG 306 POETRY WRITING (4.00 credits)
A workshop course in the writing and critique of poems. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
ENG 371 CX POSTMODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LIT (4.00 credits)
This course will discuss postmodern and contemporary themes such as the search for meaning, revisionism, consumerism, community, and the relationship between literature and cultural change. We will look closely at issues of form and genre and will discuss critical terms including magical realism, postcolonialism, and poststructuralism. Students will be required to participate actively in discussions about the course readings and their writings. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 090 READING STRATEGIES (2.00 credits)
Focuses on developing strategies for college-level reading. Students will build vocabulary, learn to master unfamiliar words through context, and develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 359 CX RENAISSANCE LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
A selection of works from British literature, ranging from the last years of the fifteenth century, through the Elizabethan age. The course may draw from a wide variety of poetry, drama and prose, including More, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe and others. It will emphasize literary form and style, as well as cultural and social contexts. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; a C-tag course or permission of the instructor.
ENG 361 CX RESTORATION & 18TH CENTRY BRIT LIT (4.00 credits)
A survey of British literature of the "long 18th century," from the Restoration through the 1700s. Enormous cultural transformations, from the explosion of print culture, to the philosophical and scientific revolutions of the Enlightenment, to experiments in modern democratic thought, to the speed of travel and international trade, mark the era as one of the most turbulent and exciting in Western history. The course will include authors such as Behn, Defoe, Swift, Pope and Johnson. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; a C-tag course or permission of the instructor.
ENG 362 ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
A survey of the prose and poetry of 19th century Britain, focusing on selected men and women writers of the period, including John Keats, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and others. The cultural context of the age of revolution and the age of Queen Victoria will be examined. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 362 CX ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
This course examines a selection of literature from the British long nineteenth century -- from the late eighteenth century Romantics fo the end of the Victorian era in 1901 and may cover a full survey of this period or only one part (e.g. only the Romantic or the Victorian period). Readings may include: John Keats, William Blake, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, or any of the many other writers of the period. Prerequisite: ENG 110
ENG 477 SEMINAR IN LITERARY STUDIES (4.00 credits)
A special study of a literary period, figure, genre, or group, of some other special literary focus. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone, ENG 280, and a 300/400 level literature course.
ENG 222A CX STD OF LIT GENRE: GOTHIC LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
This course will focus on the Gothic as a genre and as a cultural and historical phenomenon. We can find elements that resemble the Gothic in literature throughout history, but the Gothic genre took shape only in the past few centuries. It is a genre that plays on our fears and anxieties about social change, about shifting identities, and about the questions and issues that haunt us. This course will look at how and why writers began to write terrifying tales set in Medieval castles in books that gave shape to the Gothic genre. From Frankenstein and Dracula to Edgar Allan Poe’s stories and the later Southern Gothic movement, this genre has been so evocative that it continues to evolve into film, television, graphic comics and novels, music, video games, and beyond. The power of this genre is one reason that readers and writers find it so compelling, and its uniqueness as a genre even as it expands across great time periods and crosses into new forms and genres make the Gothic fascinating reading.
ENG 222 CX STUDY OF LITERARY GENRE (4.00 credits)
Each iteration of this course will focus on either one particular literary genre, whether the Gothic, detective fiction, historical novels, Realism, the fairy tale, the sonnet, satire, etc) or on several genres in order to think about literary genre itself and how it is constructed. This course may limit its consideration to one period or may look at a genre(s) across a range of periods. Generally speaking, a genre is a category. In literary terms, genre can be defined in a very broad sense (the novel, poetry, drama) or in a more specific sense (the Medieval epic, Romantic odes, contemporary detective fiction). Genres – whether general or specific – emerge out of specific historical and cultural contexts and they reflect those contexts. Studying genre is also a way of examining how literature itself works: genres evolve over time and reformulate their formal definitions in reaction to cultural shifts, radical new styles of writing, and other factors.
ENG 111D 1C TALES OF HUMAN NATURE (4.00 credits)
This course explores a variety of representations of human existence in an interdisciplinary way using the approaches of literary studies and philosophy. The course is intended as a stimulation and motivation to continue looking at, understanding, and interpreting human nature in some of its many depictions.Students will be applying our discussions and thoughts through interviews and projects in the community. Prerequisites: completion of the W tag or concurrent enrollment in a W tag course; this course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfers.
ENG 401 TEACHING OF COMPOSITION (4.00 credits)
Application of composition research to the teaching of composition today along with an examination of materials and techniques. This course should be completed before student teaching. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 278 A THE NEW DOCUMENTARY (4.00 credits)
Students will view selected documentaries that reflect the rising status and influence of documentaries in popular film and contemporary society, respectively. Films will be chosen for their social and/or political significance and aesthetic qualities. The socio-political context will be examined through supplemental materials, and the purpose, intended effect, and impact of the films will be examined. Students will learn about the new documentary genre, various documentary film techniques and respond critically to their aesthetics. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 309 THE NONFICTION NOVEL (4.00 credits)
A study of the transforming movement of the sixties that continues and develops, having given birth to the new non-fictional novel, including true crime and gonzo journalism, using an immersion reporting style that borrows narrative techniques from the traditional novel. Readings include works by such writers as Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, Hunter Thompson, and Tome Wolfe. Prerequisites: previous 300 level course or consent of the instructor.
ENG 377A CX THM: ROMANTIC,TRANSCENDENTAL,GOTHIC (4.00 credits)
This course will look at a let of three literary traditions that overlapped during the late eighteenth and early to mid-nineteenth centuries: Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and Gothicism. These traditions are closely linked to each other -- late 18th century British Romanticism gave rise to an American Romantic tradition. Romanticism also gave rise to British as well as American Gothic traditions.
ENG 377B CX THM: THE SHAKESPEARE EFFECT (4.00 credits)
This course addresses the issue of literary adaptation. Using plays by Shakespeare as case studies, students will examine the way artists in different genres (including film, fiction, and musical theater) adapt and reimagine Shakespeare for different eras and audiences. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250K CX TOPIC: HEMINGWAY'S LOST GENERATION (4.00 credits)
This course is a study of foundational expatriate writers in Paris during the 1920s, where we see the formulation of modernist writing that travels back to America and flourishes for the next 50 years. Works studied span Hemingway's career, from "The Sun Also Rises" to "The Garden of Eden," where students will study his transition from modernist to postmodernist themes, including a complete revision of his attitudes toward sexual practices and gender. Students will also study other writers from that timespan including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, and Caress Crosby. Students will gain a heightened appreciation of modernist writing through studying its early formulations, as well as gaining a sense of how modernism has evolved into postmodernism. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 325 TOPICS IN ETHNIC AMERICAN LIT (4.00 credits)
A study of selected works from one of the following ethnic literary traditions in the United States: African American literature, Asian American literature, Latino/Hispanic American literature, or Native American literature. X-listed with ETHS 325. Prerequisites:ENG 110 or W cornerstone and sophomore standing.
ENG 260 TOPICS IN ETHNIC LITERATURES (4.00 credits)
A series of topics courses dealing with the literary contributions of various ethnicities. Topics will be sub-numbered 260A, 260B, etc. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 312 TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (4.00 credits)
Topics in journalism, varying by semester. Offerings might include environmental journalism, minority journalism, countercultural journalism, and advocacy journalism, including studies of how subcultures and marginalized interest discourse through media with the constantly changing mainstream in American culture. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or consent of the instructor.
ENG 250A C TOPICS IN LIT: 9/11 AND THE NOVEL (4.00 credits)
Politicians, reporters, and fellow citizens alike have told us that "9/11 changed everything," but what does that mean? What is the role of art in representing, understanding, and coming to terms with events of such magnitude unfolding during our lifetimes? In this course students will survey the landscape of contemporary American fiction to see how writers have grappled with these questions, and how they have begun to answer them. In doing so, they will address larger questions about national memory, identity, and the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of our times. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250 TOPICS IN LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
ENG 250 is a series of topics courses designed to give an introduction to literature. Varies by topic.
ENG 224 CQX TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND GENDER (4.00 credits)
Because literature has long had a special capacity to evoke and reflect on complex social issues, some of the deepest thinking about gender and sexual identities has emerged in literary representations. Mainstream social discussions about these issues have often followed later. Each period and cutlural context has its own way of thinking about gender identity, divisions between men and women, and ways of thinking about sexual identity in relation to gender. While much of canonical literature evokes these themes, scholars have been somewhat slow at times in addressing them for a variety of reasons. Courses under this topic heading seek to both uncover these themes in the traditional canon and to examine more generally how literary depictions of gender in fiction from the past help us to understand how ideas about such issues developed over time. Depictions of gender in contemporary fiction can help us think about where discussions are moving in the future. Possible iterations of the course might focus on; feminism in literature, masculinity in hard-boiled detective fiction, transgender memoirs, or gender and power. Prerequisite: ENG 110. (F)
ENG 270 CGX TOPICS: INTRO TO WORLD LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
ENG 270 is a series of topics courses designed to give an introduction to world literature. Varies by topic. Themes may include the role of the artist in the modern world; colonialism, decolonization and race; intellectuals and contemporary diaspora; tradition and modernity, sexuality and gender; culturally- and gender-specific aesthetic and literary expressions, and the various intersections and interrelations of these issues. We will study these texts from different continents as literary and artistic expressions of modern and contemporary human experiences in a global context. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 370 TOPICS:WORLD LITERATURES IN ENGLISH (4.00 credits)
An examination of a particular national literature other than that of the United States or Britain, or a survey of literature by writers from a variety of regions around the globe. Specific courses might include Irish Literature or Postcolonial Literatures. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 312A TPC IN JRN: VIDEO PRODUCTION (4.00 credits)
Prerequisites: None.
ENG 250J CX TPC IN LIT: NOIR IN FILM & FICTION (4.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to a culture studies approach to popular texts, which literary and other theory is used to study the great themes and issues of culture and civilization Noir is deeply entangled with gender and race issues in both film and fiction. Students will learn to periodize films and texts into modernist, postmodern, noir, and neo-noir. Students will also learn to translate film into text and apply literary criticism and other theory as we do from our postmodern viewpoint. Overall students will emerge with an educated appreciation of a genre that starts off as uniquely pulp American, then becomes defined by the French in the fifties as something much bigger. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250D CDX TPC LIT: MULTI-ETH AMER GRAPHIC NOV (4.00 credits)
This course is designed to introduce to students contemporary multi-ethnic American literature through the graphic novel as an increasingly significant literary genre for academic inquiry. We will read a number of significant graphic novels by Native American, African American, Latino/a American, Jewish American, Asian American, and white American graphic novelists and will explore such major issues as identity, culture, history, memory, community, race, gender, sexuality, and class. Students will gain knowledge of diverse multi-ethnic experiences and various literary expressions through the genre of the graphic novel and will develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills to interpret literary texts. Cross-listed with ETHS 250D CDX. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250N CEX TPC LIT: NATURE & LIT OF MIDWEST (4.00 credits)
This course explores fiction, poetry, and environmental writing of the Midwest, with a special emphasis on Wisconsin and its natural environment. Concepts of ecology are central to this course. Some of the readings specifically address environmental issues of preservation and sustainability, while other readings—namely, fiction and poetry—provide us with an environmental history of the natural world, as it has been observed by writers at different times and in different parts of the Midwest. The course also introduces students to concepts of literary analysis and interpretation. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 370A CGX TPC WORLD LIT: MODERN IRISH LIT (4.00 credits)
Irish Literature may be viewed as the first postcolonial literature of the 20th century and provides a well-focused lens for an examination of contemporary global issues. Students will read not only those iconic writers associated with the Irish Literary Revival of the period immediately preceding and following the Easter Rising of 1916 (Yeats, Joyce, Synge, and company), but also those later 20th century writers who have chronicled the extraordinary changes in Irish culture and society. As Ireland has moved into the 21st century, so has Irish literature admitted the diverse voices of an ethnically, racially, and culturally changing nation. Indeed, a central question is the following: who are the Irish? It's not as simple as it sounds. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 327 CQ TPC: LITERATURE AND GENDER (4.00 credits)
A study of literary works from a variety of periods and genres in relation to issues of gender. Specific iterations of the course could include emphases on gender, sexuality and representation; queer theory; feminist theory, especially feminist narrative theory; textuality and sexuality; women's writing and society; or tough guys in literature. All possible versions of the course will require attention to how literature represents, reinforces, and/or attempts to subvert social roles attached to gender and sexuality. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 370B CGX TPC: POSTCOLONIAL FICTION (4.00 credits)
This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore fiction from the former British colonies and from Great Britain itself. In order to experience the literature of this course as fully as possible, our readings of the primary texts will be informed by historical grounding, geographical/political contexts, as well as cultural and literary theory to do with postcolonial subjectivity.How do we, in North America, read the work of those in other parts of the world and learn from what they have to tell us? Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 331A CX TPC: RAY CARVER & NEW AMER REALISM (4.00 credits)
This course explores the short stories, poetry, and essays of Raymond Carver (1938-1988). Our primary text is the Library of America volume of Carver, which includes, in the case of his most famous book of short stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, both Carver's original manuscript versions of the stories and the published versions which were revised (often drastically) by his editor. An examination of these drafts should be especially interesting for writing majors and any students interested in the process of revision and editing. We will also read stories by Carver's acknowledged influences and his contemporaries. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250F CX TPC: SCIENCE FICTION (4.00 credits)
This course is an exploration of the genre of science fiction. Themes such as artificial intelligence, evolutionary change, confrontations with the Other, and ecological responsibility will emerge in our investigation of science fiction. It will quickly become clear that science fiction is about more than galaxies that are far, far away; it is also about some of the most important issues of our time: technology, gender, globalization, sexuality, multiculturalism, and how to live in peace. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250E CEX TPC: WILDRNSS & LIT OF AMER WEST (4.00 credits)
A course in the fiction, poetry and nonfiction prose of the American West focusing on wilderness and the environment. Concepts of ecology are central to the course; we will trace an arc from the writings of John Muir and the founding of the Sierra Club to the modern-day environmental movement. We will explore the writings of other fiction writers, poets and nonfiction writers who have captured in their work something of the majesty and vulnerability of the Western landscape. We will also consider the contradictory myths of the American West, with its competing claims of individualism and conservation. Prerequisites:  ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250G CX TPC:AMER RENAISS & CONTEXTS 1840-70 (4.00 credits)
This course will examine the period of vibrant American literary production during the early to middle of the nineteenth century that has been called the “American Renaissance” This was a time of cultural revolutions that were aided by and reflected in movements like Transcendentalism, the fight to abolish slavery, and the push for women’s rights among others. Prominent writers include Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, slave narrative authors like Frederick Douglass, and the abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Collectively, writers of this period laid the foundation for a distinctly American kind of literature. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250L CX TPC:LIT MONSTERS & HUMAN IMAGINATN (4.00 credits)
From early local vampire myths to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and today’s proliferation of adolescent vampires (Buffy, the Twilight saga, etc), and from the very early Gilgamesh epic to contemporary science fiction, monsters of one sort or another have been part of the cultural imagination throughout human experience. This course examines how literary and popular monsters have long reflected cultural anxieties. We will also look at how they have helped in every age to define what it means to be human. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 250I CPU TPC:MORTALITY & LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE (4.00 credits)
This course will track some major veins of thought through philosophical and literary lenses to show how engagement with the question of death as a metaphor for the confrontation with the limits of knowledge has proceeded through philosophical inquiry and literary figurations. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone, PHIL 101. (F)
ENG 316B B VIDEO PRODUCT COMM VOICES: COR 2 (4.00 credits)
This course stresses beginning-level filming techniques and editing video works. It emphasizes documentary-style video production and editing that reflects community voices and issues related to the building of a more just and compassionate world. Students will pair one-on-one with middle and high school students who attend Madison's Boys & Girls Clubs in a partnership to learn to film and edit videos that reflect the issues of south Madison's economically challenged neighborhoods.
ENG 316 B VIDEO PRODUCTION (4.00 credits)
A beginning level course emphasizing filming techniques and editing video works. Students will choose their own topics to videotape and edit, including topics about student life, journalism issues, public service topics and ethnographic ethical issues and techniques. Emphasis on documentary-style video production and editing finished works based on assignments, self-selected topics and group critiques. Students will learn to shoot digital video cameras and learn Final Cut Pro editing software, which includes sound, music and graphics editing. Prerequisites: None.
ENG 316A VIDEO PRODUCTION BASICS (2.00 credits)
This course will teach students to use video cameras, shoot video footage well, learn interviewing skills, ethnographic field production video techniques, and basic editing on industry editing software. Cross-listed with COMMS 430H. (W)
ENG 316B 2B VIDEO PRODUCTION: COMMUNITY VOICES (4.00 credits)
This course explores social issues related to college access and the achievement gap for historically underrpresented youth. Video is used as an artistic medium for representing the needs and opportunities of the world related to educational equity and opportunity. COR 2 students will pair with middle and high school students who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs in Dane County in Madison in a partnership to learn to film and edit together videos that reflect the issues of south Madison's economically challenged neighborhoods, and explore the possibilities that a future at Edgewood College will offer both groups of students. Videos that the groups learn to produce will be available on the Edgewood College online student newspaper and the web site of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. (F/S)
ENG 327A CQ WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (4.00 credits)
This course looks at writings by and about women in America during the long nineteenth century when the roles and expectations of women were changing dramatically. Before Mary Shelley’s radical novel, Frankenstein (1818), her mother Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) and thereby helped found the modern movement to examine the social and political roles and rights of women. From this point forward, literature by and about women took up the “Woman Question” in a variety of ways. This course contributes to the pre-1865 literature requirement. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.
ENG 215 CQX WOMEN WRITERS (4.00 credits)
An introduction to the work of women writers from a variety of literary genres and periods. The course will also teach fundamentals of literary interpretation.Texts may include autobiography and memoir, fiction, journals, graphic novels, and works from other literary genres. Cross-listed WS 215. Prerequisites: ENG 110. or W cornerstone.
ENG 270A CGX WORLD LIT:STUDIES IN THE EPIC (4.00 credits)
This course is intended to cover classics of world literature in translation, specifically the epic genre. The course may cover Homer's Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Dante's Inferno, and will also include fundamentals of literary interpretation. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone.