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    AML 2070 Survey of American Literature
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces some of the major writers, issues and forms found in the history of American literature. The instructor determines the breadth and focus of this survey. (C or H) (WR)
    AML 2410 Issues in American Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces some of the most important issues that arise in the study of American literature and culture. The instructor determines the breadth and focus of the topic. (C or H) (WR)
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    AML 3031 American Literatures 1
    Credits: 3.
    Selected texts from the Contact Period to 1865, in diverse historical and cultural contexts, usually organized around a theme or several themes.
    AML 3041 American Literatures 2
    Credits: 3.
    Selected texts from 1865 to the present, in diverse historical and cultural contexts, usually organized around a theme or several themes.
    AML 3124 American Fiction, 1900 to WWII
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the development of American fiction, 1900 to WWII.
    AML 3284 Surveys in American Women's Literatures
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Surveys traditions in American women's writings, covering a wide range of texts or focusing on a single theme, genre, period, literary movement or cultural tradition. Topics may include women's writings about feminism, family, work, nationalism or social justice; women's autobiography, poetry, experimental prose or domestic fiction; 19-century literature by women, contemporary women's poetry or colonial women's writing; realist, postmodern or sentimental fiction by American women; African American, New England, Native American, Southern or working-class writing; Chicano, Latina or lesbian literary traditions. Refer to department website.
    AML 3285 Variable Surveys of American Literatures
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    The rich cultural traditions found in American literature. Topics may include gay and lesbian, Jewish American, Chicano/a, Latino/a, Native American, Southern and other literatures. Refer to department website.
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    AML 3605 African-American Literature 1
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the development of African-American literature from its beginning to 1945.
    AML 3607 African-American Literature 2
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the development of African-American Literature from 1945 to the present.
    AML 3673 Asian-American Studies
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics or survey focus on the major issues, movements or themes in the study of Asian-American literature and culture from the beginnings to the present. Topics may include Kung Fu films, cultural nationalism and feminism, model minorities, Angel Island literature, Asian-Americans in film and media, and several major authors. Consult department website.
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    AML 4170 Studies in American Literary Forms
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Study of genre, such as the novel, detective novel, political novel, historical novel, utopian fiction or Western; drama; short story; sermon traditions; African-American cultural forms, African-American folklore; long poem, lyric, philosophical poem, oral poetry; nature writing, autobiography, captivity narrative; narratives of exploration; political oratory; postmodernism; coming-out stories; humor. Refer to department website.
    AML 4213 Studies in American Literature and Culture Before 1800
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics focus on one or more of the major issues, movements, forms or themes in the study of American literature and culture before 1800. Topics may include narratives of exploration and encounter, Puritan and/or Enlightenment writings, captivity and slave narratives, traditions of spiritual autobiography, post-colonial approaches to colonial rhetoric and poetry, and/or in-depth studies of selected writers. Refer to department website.
    AML 4225 Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics focus on the major issues, movements, forms or themes in the study of American literature and culture before 1900. Topics may include the American Renaissance, literature and abolition, African American novels and poetry, romance and romanticism, race and sexuality, the rise of the short story, realism, naturalism, representations of the city, representations of the South, tropes such as the Noble Savage or the American Girl, and/or in-depth studies of selected writers. Refer to department website.
    AML 4242 Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics focus on one or more of the major issues, movements, forms or themes in the study of 20th-century American literature and culture. Topics may include Modernism, Post-Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, Depression-era literature, American writers in Paris, consumer society, American fiction since 1945, poetry, Civil Rights literature, rhetorics of imperialism, and/or several major authors. Refer to department website.
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    AML 4282 Studies of Genders and Sexualities in American Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics focus on one or more of the major issues, movements, forms or themes in the study of American literature and culture. Topics may include masculinity and femininity in literature, lesbian possibilities in popular culture, feminism and womanism, traditions of gay self-representation. Refer to department website.
    AML 4311 Major Figures of American Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    In-depth focus on one major author, such as Dickinson, Twain, Faulkner, Hurston, or Morrison. Refer to department website.
    AML 4453 Studies in American Literature and Culture
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics examine issues, movements, forms or themes that cross traditional period boundaries. Topics may include the city and the country in American fiction, Southern masculinity, reading and literacy in America, representations of class and religion in American literature, the body and technology, American regionalisms, the Pragmatist tradition, and nature and eco-criticism in American letters. Refer to department website.
    AML 4685 Race and Ethnicity
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics examine issues, movements, forms or themes related to race and ethnicity in American literature. Topics may include Pacific Rim cultures in America, Chicano-Latino literature, the Black Arts Movement, constructing Native America, border-crossing and migration, post-war Jewish fiction, literature and the psychology of prejudice, comparative representations of racial and ethnic experience, representing whiteness, literatures of assimilation and multi-racial identities.
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    CRW 1101 Beginning Fiction Writing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: freshmen and sophomores only with ENC 1101 or test score equivalency.
    Beginning writing fiction workshop. Starts with the basics and students read a lot of fiction (you can't be a fiction writer without reading shelves of fiction). Students write stories and their fiction is discussed in workshop. (C) (WR)
    CRW 1301 Beginning Poetry Writing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: freshmen and sophomores only with ENC 1101 or test score equivalency.
    Workshop concentrates on the basics of reading and writing poetry (in order to write you have to read, and in order to be a reader you have to be a critic). Students write poems and some are discussed in workshop. (C) (WR)
    CRW 2100 Fiction Writing
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: CRW 1101 or junior/senior standing.
    Continues instruction in basic techniques of voice, plot and character, while introducing advanced ones. Students read a lot of good stories and write a few themselves. Samuel Johnson said, "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money." Juniors or seniors who have not taken CRW 1101 or CRW 1301 must have strong composition skills. (C) (WR)
    CRW 2300 Poetry Writing
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: CRW 1301 or junior/senior standing.
    Writing poetry may become an addiction. This workshop continues with matter-of-fact techniques and some fancy ones as well. Students write poems and read some difficult and thrilling poetry of the past and present. By the end, students may be able to say, with Humpty Dumpty, I can explain all the poems that ever were invented - and a good many that haven't been invented just yet. Juniors or seniors who have not taken CRW 1101 or CRW 1301 must have strong composition skills. (C) (WR)
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    CRW 3110 Advanced Seminar in Fiction Writing
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: CRW 2100.
    Small workshop for students who have made their way out of beginner's workshops with sanity intact. Now the work gets more difficult, more deranged and more delightful. Emerson said, "People do not deserve to have good writing, they are so pleased with bad." Admission by manuscript review during advanced registration (refer to department website); by prerequisite during drop/add.
    CRW 3310 Advanced Seminar in Poetry Writing
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: CRW 1301 or CRW 2300.
    "More reeling and writhing," as Lewis Carroll said. An intense workshop for a small group of poets who have stared at the Pacific with a wild surmise. Like Balboa - or was it Cortez? Admission by manuscript review during advanced registration (refer to department website); by prerequisite during drop/add.
    CRW 4905 Senior Advanced Workshop in Fiction Writing
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: CRW 3110.
    For students who want to trouble the literary editors and readers of the future. Many members of this class have gone on to graduate school in writing. Ants eat everything that is written, said an explorer. This is a workshop for ants. Admission by manuscript review during advanced registration (refer to department website); by prerequisite during drop/add.
    CRW 4906 Senior Advanced Workshop in Poetry Writing
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: CRW 3310.
    George I said, "I hate all Boets and Bainters." For battle-scarred veterans of previous workshops who now want the full treatment, this is a small workshop for serious poets who want to write their names in water, as long as they are also in the Norton Anthology. Students often go from this class into MFA programs in poetry. Admission by manuscript review during advanced registration (refer to department website); by prerequisite during drop/add.
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    ENC 1145 Topics for Composition
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalency.
    Instruction in expository-argumentative writing related to one special topic selected by the instructor. Readings include variable genres from different disciplines.
    (C or H) (WR)
    ENC 1412 Electronic Textuality
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the forms of electronic reading and writing. Applies skills in critical and cultural literacy to multimedia computing and cyberspace. Students will use the basic tools of the Internet to research and compose their essays online. (H) (WR)
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalency.
    Surveys the forms and methods of communication used in business, industry and government, including nonformal and formal reports, letters, resumes and proposals. (C) (WR)
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    ENC 3250 Professional Communication
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing and two 1000- or 2000-level English courses.
    Professional writing course relevant in business, industry, government and other institutional settings. Covers major elements of organizational communication with emphasis on composition of letters and memos, reports, proposals and manuals. (WR)
    ENC 3310 Advanced Exposition
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior/senior standing and two 1000/2000-level English courses.
    Advanced composition course in methods of exposition: definition, classification, comparison and contrast, analysis, illustration and identification. (WR)
    ENC 3312 Advanced Argumentative Writing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior/senior standing and two 1000/2000-level English courses.
    Advanced composition concerned with the writing of argument and critical analysis. (WR)
    ENC 3414 Hypermedia
    Credits: 3.
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    The study and production of digital media, with emphasis on the World Wide Web.
    ENC 4212 Professional Editing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 3250 or ENC 2210, and instructor permission.
    How to perform different levels of editing on a range of professional texts, including both printed and online texts as well as both technical and literary ones.
    ENC 4260 Advanced Professional Writing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 2210 or ENC 3250, or instructor permission.
    Administrative communication, professional papers, research reports, proposals and other major professional documents, depending on the needs of the students who must have developed communication skills. (WR)
    ENC 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 15; can be repeated with change in content up to 15 credits. Prereq: undergraduate adviser permission.
    Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
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    ENG 1001 Modes of Inquiry
    Credits: 3.
    Strategies for dealing successfully with various media types common to the college experience (web-based, film, traditional readings, etc.). Through reading, writing, research and small group discussion, students will develop and refine reading, writing and speaking skills. Modes of Inquiry employ a cross-discipline approach so that student encounter reading and writing as it happens in the humanities, social sciences and business. Course also utilizes the electronic classroom, giving students the opportunity to polish computer skills and take advantage of online resources. The critical thinking, reading and writing skills learned in this course enhance the communications skills needed for a successful college career. (WR)
    ENG 1131 Writing through Media
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    The media studies equivalent of ENC 1102, Writing about Literature. Explores the practices of literacy in the context of popular culture, including cinema, television, advertising, popular fiction and journalism. (C or H) (WR)
    ENG 1400 Introduction to Popular Film
    Credits: 3.
    Designed for non-majors seeking humanities credit in the areas of film and popular culture. Introduces the study of contemporary movies through attention to film form and structure, film genres and attention to popular culture. Students are expected to see new movies off campus. (H)
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    ENG 2300 Film Analysis
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces thinking and writing about the cinema by means of film theory and history. (C or H) (WR)
    ENG 2935 English: College Honors 1
    Credits: 3. Enrollment by invitation.
    Writing about novels, short stories, film and cultural studies primarily by American and British authors. Text and assignments are chosen to match the abilities of honor students. (C or H) (WR)
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    ENG 3010 The Theory and Practice of Modern Criticism
    Credits: 3.
    An intensive introductory study of 20th-century theory.
    ENG 3011 The Theorists
    Credits: 3 to 6.
    Studies one or more theorists, contemporary or historical.
    ENG 3063 Advanced Grammar: Analysis and Application
    Credits: 3.
    An extensive and sophisticated study of grammar, as well as a practical appreciation of its rhetorical purposes.
    ENG 3113 The Movies as Narrative Art
    Credits: 4.
    Examines movies as a mode of storytelling by emphasizing the difference between verbal and visual narration, and relation to contemporary thought and values.
    ENG 3115 Introduction to Film: Criticism and Theory
    Credits: 4.
    Introduces the principal theoretical and critical issues raised by the first century of the cinema.
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    ENG 3121 History of Film, Part 1
    Credits: 4.
    History of film from its beginnings to the introduction of sound.
    ENG 3122 History of Film, Part 2
    Credits: 4.
    History of film from the introduction of sound to 1960.
    ENG 3125 History of Film, Part 3
    Credits: 4.
    History of film from 1960 to the present.
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    ENG 4015 Psychological Approaches to Literature
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Use of various psychological concepts to the application of literary study. Refer to department website.
    ENG 4060 History of the English Language
    Credits: 3.
    Origins of the English language and its development from Old English to the present. Students should have completed an introductory linguistics course (LIN 2000, LIN 2001 or LIN 3010). Refer to department website.
    ENG 4110 Film Genres, Directors, and Periods
    Credits: 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits.
    Variable topics concentrate on film genres (e.g., documentary, the musical, melodrama, the western, film noir), specific directors or major periods in cinematic history.
    ENG 4130 Race and Ethnicity in Film
    Credits: 4.
    Critical and historical study of films and videos by and about people of color in the Americas, Africa, Australia and Europe.
    ENG 4133 Film Studies
    Credits: 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits.
    Variable topics provide in-depth study of film genres, notable film directors, and other significant topics on subjects related to film.
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    ENG 4134 Women and Film
    Credits: 4.
    Studies the roles and function of women in mainstream and alternative cinema, including study of feminist film criticism and theories of gender.
    ENG 4135 National Cinemas
    Credits: 4. Can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits.
    Variable topics study of the films of historically important national cinemas, such as American, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese.
    ENG 4136 Film and Video Production
    Credits: 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits.
    Seminar on the independent and experimental uses of small-format film and video production.
    ENG 4139 Television and Electronic Culture
    Credits: 4.
    Explores the development of new modes of thought, forms of art, popular culture, and social practices based on the electronic technology of video and computers.
    ENG 4146 Advanced Film and Video Production
    Credits: 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits. Prereq: ENG 4136.
    Variable topics focus on one or more advanced aspects of film and video production, including such topics as editing of film and video or the production of 16mm films.
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    ENG 4844 Queer Theory
    Credits: 3.
    Overview of major concerns, methodologies and texts in queer theory, illuminating the theoretical insights, assumptions and implications of various constructions of gender, sex and sexuality.
    ENG 4905 Independent Study
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: instructor and/or department permission.
    For advanced students who desire to supplement the regular courses by independent reading or research under guidance.
    ENG 4911 Undergraduate Research in English
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Provides firsthand, supervised research in English. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in English.
    ENG 4936 Honors Seminar
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits. Prereq: undergraduate coordinator and/or department permission.
    Open to English majors who have maintained an overall junior/senior level GPA of 3.5. Small seminar classes study topics in English and American literature or film.
    ENG 4940 English Internship
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: 12 credits of 3000/4000-level work in English and undergraduate coordinator permission.
    Admission requires a written proposal of appropriate work experience from the student and a written acceptance for employment from the employer, including designation of a supervisor. Successful completion requires a written summation of the work experience from the student and a written evaluation of performance by the supervisor. (S-U)
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    ENG 4953 Department Seminar
    Credits: 3; Prereq: English majors only and 9 credits of 3000/4000-level work in English.
    Seminar offered on a space-available basis allowing department majors to develop their individual programs of study while focusing on a common topic.
    ENG 4970 Honors Thesis Project
    Credits: 3; Prereq: completion of one semester of ENG 4936; undergraduate coordinator permission. Open to English honors students.
    Student selects an English faculty member to act as director for an independent research project that culminates in preparation of an honors thesis. An abstract and one copy of the thesis must be delivered to 101 Academic Advising Center by the semester deadline specified by the Honors Office.
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    ENL 2012 Survey of English Literature: Medieval to 1750
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces some of the major writers, issues and forms found in the history of the period. The instructor determines the breadth and focus of this survey. (C or H) (WR)
    ENL 2022 Survey of English Literature: 1750 to the Present
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces some of the major writers, issues and forms found in the history of the period. The instructor determines the breadth and focus of this survey. (C or H) (WR)
    ENL 2330 Introduction to Shakespeare
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces the pleasure and wisdom of Shakespeare's plays. Various approaches are used: movie versions of the plays, staging of scenes from the plays and discussion. (H)
    ENL 2930 Special Topics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or equivalent.
    Variable topics focus on major issues and themes in British literature and culture.
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    ENL 3112 The English Novel: 18th Century
    Credits: 3.
    Includes works by such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne and Smollett.
    ENL 3122 The English Novel: 19th Century
    Credits: 3.
    Includes works by such writers as Scott, Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot and Hardy.
    ENL 3132 The English Novel: 20th Century
    Credits: 3.
    Includes works by such writers as Conrad, Lawrence, Joyce, Forster, Woolf, Greene and Waugh.
    ENL 3154 Twentieth-Century British Poetry
    Credits: 3.
    General study of the most prominent British poets of the 20th Century with particular emphasis on Yeats, Lawrence, Graves, Eliot, Sitwell, Dylan Thomas and Ted Hughes.
    ENL 3210 Medieval English Literature
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys representative works of the Middle English period such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Malory's Morte D'Arthur and selections from medieval drama, lyric poetry, mystical writings and writings by and about women.
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    ENL 3230 The Age of Dryden and Pope
    Credits: 3.
    Selections from the best works of such writers as Dryden, Congreve, Addison, Swift and Pope.
    ENL 3231 The Age of Johnson
    Credits: 3.
    Studies the best works from Johnson, Boswell, Reynolds, Goldsmith, Blake and others writing between 1740 and 1800.
    ENL 3241 The Romantic Period
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Selections from the best works of such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Shelley and Keats. Refer to department website.
    ENL 3251 Victorian Literature
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Selections from Tennyson, Browning, C. Bronte, Wilde, G.M. Hopkins and Arnold. Examines the beliefs and paradoxes of Victorian culture through the poetry, fiction, drama, visual arts and critical theory of representative figures. Investigates the social and cultural assumptions which underlie the artists' approaches to their themes as well as the themes themselves. Refer to department website.
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    ENL 4220 Renaissance Literature: 16th Century
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Variable topics in Tudor literature and culture, 1485-1603. Focuses on or combine topics such as the development of literary genres; the works of single or paired authors; the social institutions and material conditions of textual production; thematically organized studies of cultural relations between literary and nonliterary texts; issues of gender, religion, nationhood and race; and writing in the emergence of an English literature. Refer to department website.
    ENL 4221 Renaissance Literature: 17th Century
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Variable topics in Stuart Literature and Culture, 1603-1700. Focuses on or combine topics such as the progress of literary genres; the works of single or paired authors; the social institutions and material conditions of textual production; thematically organized studies of cultural relations between literary and nonliterary texts; issues of gender, religion, nationhood and race; and writing in the era before, during and after the English Revolution. Refer to department website.
    ENL 4273 Twentieth Century British Literature
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics on major works of drama, poetry or prose from twentieth-century Britain. Refer to department website.
    ENL 4311 Chaucer
    Credits: 3.
    Reading and critical study of Chaucer's poetry with emphasis on the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, in addition to some attention to the minor works.
    ENL 4333 Shakespeare
    Credits: 3 to 6; can be repeated with a change in content or instructor.
    Studies selections from Shakespeare. Topics include tracing Shakespeare's dramatic career, concentrating on one or several genres including histories, comedies, tragedies and romances; developing the history of Shakespeare reception; approaching Shakespeare through performance, including acting and directing; and approaching Shakespeare through feminist, materialist or psychoanalytic methods. Refer to department website.
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    LIN 2670 English Grammar
    Credits: 3.
    Basics of traditional English grammar designed to complement composition and creative writing courses. Provides basic instruction to improve students' knowledge of English and provides a review for students who will take preprofessional exams. This course does not satisfy the three-hour general education requirement in composition.
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    LIT 1302 Advertising and Culture
    Credits: 3
    Cultural history of advertising. (H)
    LIT 2110 Survey of World Literature: Ancient to Renaissance
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces some of the major writers, issues and forms found in the history of the period. The instructor determines the breadth and focus of this survey. (C or H, and N) (WR)
    LIT 2120 Survey of World Literature: 17th Century to Modern
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 1101 or test score equivalent.
    Introduces some of the major writers, issues and forms found in history of the period. The instructor determines the breadth and focus of this survey.
    (C or H, and N) (WR)
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    LIT 3003 The Forms of Narrative
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    A close reading and critical analysis of representative forms and styles of narrative, to improve the student's ability to study narrative structures and theories of narrative. Refer to department website.
    LIT 3031 Studies in Poetry
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics provide in-depth study of genre such as the lyric, epic or sonnet, or of developments in periods of literature such as the medieval, American or African. Emphasis on refining the ability to read and analyze texts carefully and accurately. Refer to department website.
    LIT 3041 Studies in Drama
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics provide in-depth study of genre such as comedy or tragedy, or of developments in periods such as the Elizabethan, Jacobean or Restoration. Refer to department website.
    LIT 3043 Studies in Modern Drama
    Credits: 3; can be repeated once with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Representative selections from continental, British and American playwrights. Refer to department website.
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    LIT 3173 Jewish Literature
    Credits: 3; can be repeated once with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Variable topics in the Jewish literary experience, from the biblical narrative and classical tales to Yiddish and Hebrew literature, the modern European novel, and American Jewish fiction. (H and N)
    LIT 3313 Modern Science Fiction
    Credits: 3.
    Interdisciplinary approach to American and British science fiction and science fiction film. Course provides some historical background but concentrates on twentieth-century writers such as Orwell, Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein, Herbert, Vonnegut, LeGuin and Gibson.
    LIT 3362 The Age of the Avant-Garde
    Credits: 3.
    Examines the revolutionary experimentalist aspects of modern and contemporary culture, such as cubism, surrealism, structuralism, and conceptualism.
    LIT 3374 The Bible as Literature
    Credits: 3.
    Literary analysis from the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, with emphasis upon poetry and narrative. (H and N)
    LIT 3383 Women in Literature
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Critical and thematic study of women in literature that may include fiction, poetry or drama in English, American or world literature. Refer to department website.
    (D and H)
    LIT 3400 Interdisciplinary Topics in Literature
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Interdisciplinary variable-topics study of the vital relationship between literature and other creative arts, other humanistic disciplines or the sciences and technology. Refer to department website.
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    LIT 4183 Postcolonial Literature, Culture and Theory
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics explore the issues, questions and themes raised in the rich literature, culture and theory that emerge as a response to and in contestation of the experiences of the colonial and postcolonial worlds. Refer to department website.
    LIT 4188 World English Language Literatures
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics focus on one or more of the diverse English language literary traditions, including those of Ireland, Scotland, India, Nigeria, the Caribbean, Canada and Australia. Refer to department website.
    LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature in English
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Variable topics focus on the critical and analytical study of representative Caribbean authors writing in English. Refer to department website.
    LIT 4194 African Literature in English
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Critical and analytical study of representative Black-African authors writing in English, notably Achebe, Awoonor, Ngugi, Aidoo, Soyinka, Armah, Ekwensi, Mphalele and p'Bitek'. (H and N)
    LIT 4305 Comics Studies
    Credits: 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits.
    Variable topics provide an opportunity for the in-depth study of comics genres, notable comics writers and illustrators and other significant topics on related subjects.
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    LIT 4320 Introduction to Folklore
    Credits: 3.
    Reading, discussion and critical study of oral folklore types with some emphasis on folksong and ballad. Attention is paid to folkloristics; theories and methods as they apply to folklore. A field-work project is required.
    LIT 4322 The Folktale
    Credits: 3.
    Reading folktales, myths and legends, particularly those told orally by ethnic, indigenous and emigrant cultures within the USA. Attention is paid to critical theory and the scholarly study of the folktale. In addition, the use of the folktale by creative writers and teachers is discussed.
    LIT 4331 Children's Literature
    Credits: 3.
    Designed to arouse a genuine interest in children's books and to aid the student in obtaining a critical knowledge of the literature.
    LIT 4332 Literature for Young Children
    Credits: 3.
    Explores kinds and qualities of literature for the younger child, examining the child's first experience with literature in oral forms, then moving on to picture and story books and poetry.
    LIT 4333 Literature for the Adolescent
    Credits: 3.
    Studies the types of literature read by adolescents, with emphasis upon the criteria for the choice of good books and upon developing a familiarity with the many books available.
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    LIT 4334 Golden Age of Children's Literature
    Credits: 3.
    Origins and evolution of the Anglo-American tradition in literature for young readers, 1720-1920, with an emphasis on the Victorian era. Authors may include Defoe, Scott, Cooper, Dickens, Alcott, Twain and Stevenson.
    LIT 4431 The Literature of Science
    Credits: 3.
    Close reading of major scientific works that have shaped our view of the universe and our place in it, including Galileo, Harvey, Newton, Darwin, Freud and Einstein.
    LIT 4483 Issues and Methods in Cultural Studies
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Introduces the issues and methodology used in cultural studies. Students will be encouraged to explore a number of methods by which culture is analyzed, understood and disseminated. Refer to department website.
    LIT 4535 Women and Popular Culture
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    The place of women in different narrative forms in popular culture - film, television, mass-produced novels, etc. Emphasizes the texts themselves and the relevant surrounding criticism and theory. Refer to department website. (H and D)
    LIT 4554 Feminist Theories
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces a variety of analytic, theoretical and interpretive approaches under the general rubric feminist theory. Course concentrates on current issues in literary and cultural studies, but also discusses other disciplines as well.
    LIT 4930 Variable Topics in Literature and Language
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits.
    Proseminar of variable content providing an opportunity for the in-depth study of various topics such as the literature of war and peace, of death and of courtly love. Refer to department website.
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    RED 1343 Reading and Writing Content Area
    Credits: 1 to 7; can be repeated with a change in content up to 7 credits.
    This one-hour course covers the fundamentals of beginning college writing and critical reading skills.
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    SPC 3605 Speechwriting
    Credits: 3.
    Consideration of and practice with word choice and word arrangement as sources of style that influence memorability, credibility, and ease and accuracy of comprehension.
    SPC 4680 Rhetorical Criticism
    Credits: 3.
    Critical analyses of rhetorical elements and processes in oratorical and non-oratorical forms.
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