Catalog Course Descriptions

This page contains the official catalog descriptions of all available courses, past and present, offered by the Department of English. For a list of courses offered in current or upcoming quarters, visit the "Course Offerings" page.
Course Number Catalog Description Areas Fulfilled
ENGL 10

Acquaints students with purposes and tools of literary interpretation. Introduces techniques and vocabulary of analytic discussion and critical writing. Some emphasis on poetry with attention also to drama, essay, and the novel.

Second half of GE Area Requirement A
ENGL 10 AC

Acquaints students with purposes and tools of literary interpretation. Introduces techniques and vocabulary of analytic discussion and critical writing. Emphasis is on American identities and global crisis. The class introduces students to the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center located within the English Department.

Second half of GE Area Requirement A
ENGL 10 EM

Acquaints students with purposes and tools of literary interpretation. Introduces techniques and vocabulary of analytic discussion and critical writing. Emphasis is on early modern studies. The class also introduces students to the Early Modern Center located within the English Department.

Second half of GE Area Requirement A
ENGL 10 LC

Acquaints students with purposes and tools of literary interpretation. Introduces techniques and vocabulary of analytic discussion and critical writing. Emphasis is on literature and the culture of information. Introduces students to the Literature.Culture.Media Center located within the English Department.

Second half of GE Area Requirement A
ENGL 100AA-ZZ

A seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in one of the following courses: English 113AA-ZZ, 114AA-ZZ, 122AA-ZZ, 128AA-ZZ, 131-134AA-ZZ, 165AA-ZZ, 182AA-ZZ, and 187AA-ZZ. Designed to enrich the lecture experience for the movtivated student. Course includes either supplementary readings or more extensive study of the reading lists as well as supplementary writing.

ENGL 101

Introduction to English literature from the medieval period to 1650. The organizing thread of this course and the selection of texts to be studied vary from quarter to quarter. Consult the department's Course Description Booklet to see what will be taught in any particular quarter.

Writing Requirement, GE Area G Requirement
ENGL 101S

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 101 designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course will include either supplementary readings or more intensive study of English 101 reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 102

Not open for credit to students who have completed English 30.

Introduction to English and American literature from 1650 to 1789. The organizing thread of this course, and the selection of texts to be studied,vary from quarter to quarter. Consult the department's Course Description Booklet to see what will be taught in any particular quarter.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 102S

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 102 designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course will include either supplementary readings, or more intensive study of English 102 reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 103A

Introduction to American literature from 1789 to 1900. The organizing thread of this course, and the selection of texts to be studied, vary from quarter to quarter. Consult the department's Course Description Booklet to see what will be taught in any particular quarter.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 103AS

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 103A designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course will include either supplementary readings or more intensive study of English 103A reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 103B

Introduction to British literature from 1789 to 1900. The organizing thread of this course and the selection of texts to be studied vary from quarter to quarter. Consult the department's Course Description Booklet to see what will be taught in any particular quarter.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 103BS

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 103B designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course includes either supplementary readings or more intensive study of English 103B reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 104A

Introduction to American literature from 1900 to present. The organizing thread of this course and the selection of texts to be studied, vary from quarter to quarter. Consult the department's Course Description Booklet to see what will be taught in any particular quarter.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 104AS

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 104A designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course will include either supplementary readings, or more intensive study of English 104A reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 104B

Introduction to British literature from 1900 to present. The organizing thread of this course and the selection of texts to be studied, vary from quarter to quarter. Consult the department's Course Description Booklet to see what will be taught in any particular quarter.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 104BS

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 104B designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course will include either supplementary readings or more intensive study of English 104B reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 105 AS

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 105A designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course includes either supplementary reading or more intensive study of the English 105A reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 105 BS

Seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 105B designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course includes either supplementary reading or more intensive study of the English 105B reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 105 C

Advanced study of Shakespeare topics.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 105A

Major poems and plays of Shakespeare, 1593-1602, including such works as the Sonnets, Hamlet, A Midsummmer Night's Dream, Henry the Fourth, Twelfth Night.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 105B

Major works of Shakespeare from 1603-1613, including such plays as King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, The Tempest.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 106

Writing in such forms as the short story, poetry, and fiction.

ENGL 107

Workshop and practice in fiction writing.

ENGL 107 S

Advanced seminar in fiction writing.

ENGL 108AP

Builds on the history, theory, and analysis of rhetoric plus the practice (through multiple speeches) of effecting change through oratory: e.g., public or political advocacy, community work, motivational speaking inside and outside the university. Extensive feedback from peers and professor. 

ENGL 108PM

Students learn how to teach public speaking, assisting the professor as peer mentors in English 18. Initiation to pedagogy of public speaking includes review of such activities as: facilitating discussion, office hours, grading, preparation of review and/or feedback session(s), etc. 

ENGL 109

Workshop and practice in verse writing.

ENGL 109 S

Advanced seminar in verse writing.

ENGL 10S

A seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 10 designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course will include either supplementary readings or more intensive study of the English 10 reading list, as well as supplemental writing.

ENGL 11

Introduces students to literary study’s unique perspectives on social knowledge, public issues, ethics, and global developments. Special emphasis on how literary practice serves as a gateway to the professions, including writing, teaching, law, journalism, counseling, business, medicine, and technological fields.

ENGL 110

Advanced consideration of methods, techniques, and discipline of literary study. Further acquaints students with strategies of reading, contextualization, and a range of contemporary critical approaches. Topics and course content vary by term. 

ENGL 110A

Introduction to language, prose, and shorter poems of seventh to tenth century Anglo-Saxons. Computerized exercises for grammar and syntax. Readings include "The Dream of the Rood" and "The Wanderer," as well as riddles and selections from the Chronicles.

ENGL 110B

Reading and translation of Beowulf. Analysis of meter and style study of the manuscript; and discussion of critical issues.

ENGL 110C

Readings in Old English Literature, in the original language.

ENGL 111

English in its old, middle, and modern forms. Such introductory topics as language families and change; etymology, semantics; grammars; syntax; oral,written; groundwork for such methods of literary analysis as stylistics.

ENGL 112

A combined writing and criticism course for students of literature.

ENGL 113AA-ZZ

Explorations in traditions and innovations of critical theory, literary interpretation, and philosophy. Topics vary from quarter to quarter, but will focus on the major critical figures or movements (from Aristotle to the present) that have shaped our notion of "literature."

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 114AA-ZZ

The courses offered will include at different times such subjects as feminist theory, women writers, and women in literature.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 115

English and Continental literature through the fifteent century, exclusive of the Canterbury Tales but including such works as Beowulf, Morte d'Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and selected romances and lyrics.

Writing Requirement, GE Area G Requirement
ENGL 116 A

A literary approach to the Hebrew scriptures and the Apocyrpha.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 116 AS

A seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 116A designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course includes either supplementary readings or more intensive study of the English 116A reading list, as well as supplementary writing.

ENGL 116 C

An introduction to the Bible.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 116B

A literary approach to the New Testament. Recommended preparation: English 116A.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 116BS

A seminar course for a select number of students enrolled in English 116B designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course includes either supplementary readings or more intensive study of the English 116B reading list, as well as supplementary writing.

ENGL 119

Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. To see what is being taught in any particular quarter, students should consult the department's course outline booklet.

Writing Requirement, GE Area G Requirement
ENGL 119X

A study of one or more major medieval works in translation such as The Song of Roland, the romances of Chretien de Troyes, the Lais of Marie de France, or The Romance of the Rose.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 120

European and American drama from Ibsen to the present.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
ENGL 121

An exploration of traditions and functions of story-telling; may include a range of forms from the anecdote to the novel.

Writing Requirement, GE Area G Requirement
ENGL 122AA-ZZ

A study of literary works, paintings, films, and other representational forms as they influence cultural attitudes. The courses offered will focus on such topics as the body, the city, the everyday, the marketplace, and the machine.

GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement

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