University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses offered by the English Department


Courses in English

ENGS 001 - Written Expression
A foundational composition course featuring sequenced writing assignments. Students learn to write and revise for different rhetorical situations while increasing their mastery of academic conventions.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 004 - Engl for International Stdnts
Review of English grammar, practice in expository writing, vocabulary building, and improvement of speaking and listening skills. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 005 - First Year Seminar
Students to write in a variety of forms, styles, and genres in response to selected texts of literary or cultural significance. Themes, texts, and writing assignments to vary by section. Prerequisite: First-Year standing in College of Arts and Sciences.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 006 - First Year Seminar
Students to write in a variety of forms, styles, and genres in response to selected texts of literary or cultural significance. Themes, texts, and writing assignments to vary by section. Prerequisite: First-Year standing in College of Arts and Sciences.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 011 - Types of Literature
Introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama - past and present, British and American.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 012 - Introduction to Drama
Study of the play as a work of literature and as a dramatic experience. Continental, British, and American drama from all ages.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 013 - Introduction to Fiction
Exploration of a variety of fictional forms, including the short story, the novella, and the novel.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 014 - Introduction to Poetry
Examination of the forms of poetry, past and present, British and American. Provides a wide variety of perspectives on the poem.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 021 - British Literature
Survey of major figures in British literature such as Chaucer, Milton, Swift, Wordsworth, and Woolf.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 022 - British Literature
Survey of major figures in British literature such as Chaucer, Milton, Swift, Wordsworth, and Woolf.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 023 - American Literature
Survey of American literary history from the beginnings to the Civil War.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 024 - American Literature
Survey of American literary history following the Civil War.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 025 - World Literature
Survey in comparative literature dealing with the great writers of the world, to include Virgil, Dante, Goethe, and similar major figures. Students may not take for credit both ENGS 025 and ENGS 027, or both ENGS 026 and ENGS 028.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 026 - World Literature
Survey in comparative literature dealing with the great writers of the world, to include Virgil, Dante, Goethe, and similar major figures. Students may not take for credit both ENGS 025 and ENGS 027, or both ENGS 026 and ENGS 028.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 027 - Lit of Western Trad:Int Humn
Study of primary authors in the Western cultural tradition from Homer to the modern period with particular reference to history, religion, and philosophy. Students may not take for credit both ENGS 025 and ENGS 027, or both ENGS 028. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in REL 027, REL 028. 026 and ENGS
Credits: 3.
ENGS 028 - Lit of Western Trad:Int Humn
Study of primary authors in the Western cultural tradition from Homer to the modern period with particular reference to history, religion, and philosophy. Students may not take for credit both ENGS 025 and ENGS 027; or both ENGS 026 and ENGS 028. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in REL 027, REL 028, HST 013, HST 014; Integrated Humanities Program.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 030 - Topics in Amer Lit & Culture
Subjects vary by semester. Representative topic: Reading the American Wilderness. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 031 - D1:Topics in Afr-Am Lit & Cult
Subjects vary by semester. Representative topic: African- American Women Writers in the 20th/21st Century. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 032 - Topics in British Literature
Subjects vary by semester. Representative topic: Jane Austen, Page and Film. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 040 - Topics in Science Fctn&Fantasy
Topics in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Subjects vary by semester. Representative topics: Tolkien's Middle Earth; The Hobbit; Survey of Science Fiction and Fantasy. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 1-3.
ENGS 041 - Crime Story
A study of the use of "crime situations" as the central plot device in various types of narrative: novels, short stories, films, and television series.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 042 - Women in Literature
Survey of women's literary tradition in English. Focuses on the ways women have written, read, written about, and been represented in 19th and 20th century literature. Cross-listed with: WGST 076.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 050 - Expository Writing
Intermediate course in expository writing (nonfiction that describes, informs, and persuades) emphasizing rhetorical choices for varying audiences and purposes. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 051 - Topics in Composition
Representative topics include Forms of Journalism and Writing for the Web. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 053 - Intro to Creative Writing
Introductory course on techniques of writing poetry, short prose fiction, and creative nonfiction. Classes organized around discussion of student work; weekly writing assignments. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 057 - D1:Race&Ethnic Lit Stds:Intro
Introductory courses addressing the representation and construction of "race" in literature and/or the contributions of ethnically diverse writers to the American culture. Focus and readings vary by instructor. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 061 - Intro to African Literature
Readings in African literature, concentrating on major human and political themes and literary techniques.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 065 - Survey of Folklore
Basic concepts of folklore; development of the discipline; defining the major genres; role of folklore in modern society.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 081 - Structure of English Language
Using descriptive linguistic theory, this course examines basics of English grammar with emphasis on hands-on examples. Also includes exploration of politicization of English grammar. Cross-listed with: LING 081.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 085 - Text&Context:1st Yr Prosp Mjrs
Introduction to the critical work of close reading and close writing. Readings vary by section. Recommended for First-Year students planning to major in English.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 086 - Critical Approaches to Lit
Several theoretical approaches to literary study applied to specific texts. No prerequisite, but recommended only for students with Sophomore standing or First-Year students with Advanced Placement. Required of all English majors.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 095 - Introductory Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 1-18.
ENGS 096 - Introductory Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 1-18.
ENGS 102 - Hist of English Language
Principles of historic linguistics and their application to English. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096 and Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 103 - American English Dialects
Class will examine dialects of American English and the methodology of dialectology with focus on Vermont speech and the social meaning of dialect variation. Prerequisites: LING 080. Cross-listed with: LING 162.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 104 - Tutoring Writing
This course, for students who will be tutoring at the Writing Center, explores ways of responding to writers one-on-one. Permission required. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 105 - Exploring Writing Centers
A continuation of ENGS 104, this course explores theoretical frameworks for writing centers and how they can shape ways tutors respond to writers. Pre/co-requisite: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 107 - Topics in Comp & Rhetoric
Representative topics: Investigating Literacy, Cybercultural Rhetoric. May repeat with different content. Pre/co-requisites: three hours of ENGS and Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 108 - Advanced Composition Workshop
Representative topics include Digital Composing and Critical Writing. May be repeated with different content. Pre/co-requisites: three hours of English and Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 109 - Topics in Critical Theory
Topics vary by semester and by professor. Representative topics: Psychoanalytic Criticism; Narrative Theory. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite : three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 110 - Gender & Sex in Lit Studies
Courses address writing by women and LGBT authors and/or literary representations of gender and society. May Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing. be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 111 - D1:Race & Ethnic in Lit Stdies
Topics address "race" and/or the contributions of ethnically diverse writers to American culture. Focus and readings vary. May repeat for credit with different content . Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 112 - Topics in Cultural Studies
Topics focus on theoretical problems and practices of the interdisciplinary study of culture. Representative topic: Comparative identities. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 113 - Topics in Genre
Topics focus on the theoretical problems of various kinds of writing. Representative topics: Narrative; Gothic; Sentimentality. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 114 - Topics in Writing
Topics vary by semester and professor. Representative topics: Writing Literary Criticism; Reading and Writing Autobiography; Literary Journalism. Prerequisites: ENGS 050 or ENGS 053; Sophomore standing. May repeat for credit with different content.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 117 - Advanced Writing Non-Fiction
In this workshop for experienced writers, students pursue projects of their own design, sometimes in accordance with a particular course theme such as "nature writing". Prerequisites: ENGS 050 or ENGS 053; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 118 - Advanced Writing: Fiction
This upper-level course for fiction writers of proven ability employs a seminar/workshop format, with most classroom time devoted to manuscript discussion. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and ENGS 053. Instructor Permission required.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 119 - Advanced Writing: Poetry
This upper-level course for poets of proven ability employs a seminar/workshop format, with most classroom time devoted to manuscript discussion. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and ENGS 053. Instructor Permission required.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 120 - Writer's Workshop
This workshop for serious writers of all levels of ability emphasizes autobiographical aspects of the writing of fiction, poetry, and personal essays. Prerequisites: ENGS 053; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 131 - Topics in Bible & Lit
Examines literary, historical approaches to Bible and its influences. Topics include: Bible as Literature; Bible and Literary Imagination. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 133 - Chaucer
Study of the principle works of Chaucer, emphasizing Chaucer's literary scope, talents, and position in medieval literature. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 134 - Topics in Medieval Literature
Topics examining Medieval literature in various intellectual , historical, aesthetic contexts. Topics: Medieval Drama; Daughters of Mary/Daughters of Eve. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 135 - Shakespeare
Survey of Shakespeare's plays covering a range of genres (comedy, history, tragedy, romance, problem plays) drawn from the entire arc of Shakespeare's career. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 136 - Topics in Shakespeare
Examines Shakespeare's works in intellectual, historical, aesthetic contexts. Topics: Shakespeare and Philosophy; Engendering Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama. May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 137 - Topics in Ren Lit & Culture
Examines poetry, drama, and/or prose of English Renaissance in context of various movements of the Tudor-Stuart period. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 138 - Milton
Milton's major works in various intellectual, historical, and aesthetic contexts, with special attention to "Paradise Lost." Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005- ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 140 - Survey Brit Lit to 1700
Works by major authors (including Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton) from the Anglo-Saxon period to early Enlightenment. Recommended for students considering graduate-level work in English. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 141 - Restoration & 18thC Literature
Significant writers and dramatists from Behn and Dryden to Sheridan and Johnson. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 142 - 18th Century British Novel
Fiction from its origin through the 18th century. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 143 - Topics:18C,19C Brit Lit & Cul
Topics examining issues in 18th- and 19th-century British literature and culture. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 144 - Topics in Romanticism
Late 18th- and early 19th-century English literature, for example, works by Wordsworth, the Shelleys, Keats. Occasional special topics. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 145 - Topics in Victorian Literature
Primarily poetry, drama, non-fiction prose from 1832 to 1900, for example, Tennyson, the Brownings, the Rossettis, Wilde. Occasional special topics. May repeat with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 146 - 19th Century British Novel
British fiction of the 19th century. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 150 - Topics: Early American Studies
Topics in literature and cultures of Americas from European conquest to 1800. Topics: Imagining America; Dissent in America. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 151 - 19th Century American Poetry
American verse of various genres and modes by such authors as Whitman, Poe, Dickinson, Longfellow, and Sigourney. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 152 - 19th Century American Fiction
Short stories, novellas, and novels by such writers as Cooper, Sedgwick, Poe, Hawthorne, Wilson, Melville, Stowe, James, Harper, Chesnutt, Chopin, and Jewett. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 153 - 19th Century American Prose
American non-fictional genres including essays, histories, slave narratives, speeches, and sermons. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 and ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 156 - Topics:19C American Studies
Interdisciplinary topics examining issues in 19th-century American culture. Representative topics include: Dissent in America, American Literary Cultures. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 158 - Topics:19C Women's Writing
Various genres by 19th-century women. Topics: The Petticoat Empire; Women's Regionalist Fiction; 19th-century British and American Women's Writing. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisites: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005-ENGS 096; Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: WGST 122.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 159 - D1: Afr Am Lit to Harlem Ren
A survey of African American writings from the Colonial period to WW1. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 160 - D1:Afr Am Lit &Cul Before 1900
Topics in literature and culture of African Americans before 1900. Topics: Slavery and American Literature; Slavery's Shadows. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 161 - 20th-Century British Novel
British novelists since 1900, including Forster, Conrad, Lawrence, Woolf, and other more recent writers. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 162 - 20th-Century Irish Literature
Irish literature from 1890 to the present, emphasizing Joyce and Yeats. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 163 - Topics:20C American Studies
Interdisciplinary topics examining issues in 20th-century American culture. Representative topics include: Poe's Children; The Literary Vampire; Jazz. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 164 - Modern Poetry
Poetry from beginning of modern period to end of WWII, emphasizing Yeats, Eliot, Stevens, Auden, Frost, Williams. Pre/co-requisites: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096 and Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 165 - Modern Drama
20-century drama by writers such as Ibsen, Shaw, Beckett, Brecht, Miller, Pinter, and Churchill. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 166 - Modern American Novel
The tradition of the American novel through the mid-twentieth century. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 167 - Topics in Modernism
Topics vary by semester and by professor. Representative topics: Joyce. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 168 - Topics in Post-Modernism
include: Magical Realism, Realism and Hyper-realism. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing. Interdisciplinary topics examining literature and cultures of the Post-Modern condition. Representative topics
Credits: 3.
ENGS 169 - Queer Topics in 20C Lit & Cul
Examines representations of non-normative sexuality and gender through theory, film, literature, and/or cultural studies. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 171 - Contemporary American Poetry
American poetry since 1950 by writers such as Lowell, Bishop, Levine, Olds, Hayden, Harper. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 172 - Contemporary American Novel
The American novel from the mid-twentieth century. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 173 - Contemporary Short Fiction
Among considerations of this discussion-oriented class will be strengths and weaknesses of short stories and story collections published from 1990 to present. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 176 - D1:Afr Am Lit since Harlem Ren
Survey of the various literary traditions of African Americans during the 20th century. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096 ; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 177 - D1:Topics 20C Afr Am Lit & Cul
Interdisciplinary topics in African American literature and culture. Representative topics include: The Harlem Renaissance and Negritude; Publishing Blackness. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 178 - Literature of Vermont
An exploration of Vermont writing from the narratives of the Allen brothers to poetry and fiction of today. Occasional special topics. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: VS 160.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 179 - D2: Topics in African Lit
Examines trends in contemporary African literature and relationship to other traditions. Topics: African Drama; African Fiction; African Poetry. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 180 - Topics in Canadian Literature
Topics vary by semester and by professor. Representative topics: The Development of a National Literature. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 181 - Topics in Caribbean Literature
Topics vary by semester. Topics: Introduction to Anglophone Caribbean Literature; Contemporary Caribbean Women Writers; History of Caribbean Novel. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 182 - D2:Colonial/Post-Col World Lit
Topics vary by semester. Representative topics: Contemporary Writing from the Non-Western World; Literature and Imperialism. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 188 - Topics in 20C Comparative Lit
Compares literary works from different countries, cultures, languages. Topics: 20th-Century Poetry of Witness; Magical Realism in Post-Colonial Literature. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 189 - Topics in 20C Women's Writing
Works in various genres by 20-century women. Representative topics include: African Women's Writing; Gender and Modernism. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 190 - Buckham Honors Seminar
standing. May be repeated for credit with different content. Each seminar includes participation of a distinguished visiting scholar or writer, such as Stephen Greenblatt, Barbara Johnson, Houston Baker, Sacven Bercovitch, William Kennedy, Stephen King. Pre/co-requisites: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096 and Sophomore
Credits: 3.
ENGS 191 - Internship
Pre/co-requisite: Departmental permission; Junior/ Senior standing.
Credits: 3-6.
ENGS 192 - Internship
Pre/co-requisite: Departmental permission; Junior/Senior standing.
Credits: 3-6.
ENGS 193 - Travel Study
Courses that involve extended travel-time away from UVM campus and that link course content to travel destinations. Representative topic: Literary London. Prerequisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096 and Sophomore standing, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1-6.
ENGS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See schedule of courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisites: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096 and Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 1-18.
ENGS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See schedule of topics for specific titles. Pre/co-requisites: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096 and Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Credits: 1-18.
ENGS 197 - Readings and Research
Department permission required. Not to exceed three hours per semester. See schedule of courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-6.
ENGS 198 - Readings and Research
Department permission required. Not to exceed three hours per semester. See schedule of courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1-6.
ENGS 201 - Sem Engl Lang or Critical Thry
Recent topics: "Origins and Development of the English Language;" "Re-disciplining the History of Literature and Prerequisites: ENGS 086, six hours at the intermediate level, and Instructor permission. the Literature of History."
Credits: 3.
ENGS 202 - Sem Engl Lang or Critical Thry
Recent topics: "Origins and Development of the English Language;" "Re-disciplining the History of Literature and the Literature of History;" "Women's Texts." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 211 - Sem in Composition & Rhetoric
Recent topics: "Writing the New Yorker;" "Writing Vermont Life;" "Editing and Publishing." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 212 - Sem in Composition & Rhetoric
Recent topics: "Writing the New Yorker;" "Writing Vermont Life;" "Editing and Publishing." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 221 - Seminar in Literature to 1800
Recent topics: "Women in 17th Century English Poetry;" "Dante and the Experience of Reading;" "Orality and Textuality in Middle English Literature." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 222 - Seminar in Literature to 1800
Recent topics: "Women in 17th Century English Poetry;" "Dante and the Experience of Reading;" "Orality and Textuality in Middle English Literature." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 241 - Seminar in 19th Century Lit
Recent topics: "Dickens"; "Reader, I Married Him: The Brontes;" "Love, Marriage, and Literary Criticism: Jane Austen;" "Reading Serially: The Victorian Novel;" "Invisible Man and 19th Century American Literature," "The Gothic." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 242 - Seminar in 19th Century Lit
Austen;" "Reading Serially: The Victorian Novel;" "Invisible Man and 19th Century American Literature," "The Gothic." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission. Recent topics: "Dickens"; "Reader, I Married Him: The Brontes;" "Love, Marriage, and Literary Criticism: Jane
Credits: 3.
ENGS 251 - Seminar in 20th Century Lit
Recent topics: "The Beat Generation;" "Literature and Society in Modern Ireland;" "Dostoevsky's Influence on 20th Century American Literature." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 252 - Seminar in 20th Century Lit
Recent topics: "The Beat Generation;" "Literature and Society in Modern Ireland;" "Dostoevsky's Influence on 20th Century American Literature." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 281 - Sem Lit Themes,Genres,Folklore
Recent topics: "Spiritual Journeys;" "Murder, He Said: Detective Fiction;" "Chekhov to Cheever: The Short Story." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 282 - Sem Lit Themes,Genres,Folklore
Recent topics: "Spiritual Journeys;" "Murder, He Said: Detective Fiction;" "Chekhov to Cheever: The Short Story." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 290 - Sem Prospective Tchrs of Engl
Approaches to teaching composition, literature, and the English language in secondary school. Prerequisites: ENGS 086, six hours at the intermediate level, and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Prerequisites: ENGS 086, six hours at the See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. and Instructor permission. intermediate level,
Credits: 1-18.
ENGS 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: ENGS 086, six hours at and instructor permission. the intermediate level,
Credits: 1-18.
ENGS 297 - Readings and Research
Department permission required. Not to exceed three hours per semester.
Credits: 1-3.
ENGS 298 - Readings and Research
Department permission required. Not to exceed three hours per semester.
Credits: 1-3.
ENGS 320 - Seminar:Major Author
In-depth study of the works, critical reception, and context of an author writing in English. Representative topics: Chaucer; Shakespeare; Milton; Austen; Dickinson; Morrison.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 330 - Seminar:Literary Period
Advanced survery of authors, themes, genres, and/or cultural context in a British or American literary period. Representative topics: British Renaissance; Restoration and Eighteenth Century; Victorian; American Renaissance.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 340 - Studies in Rhetoric & Comp
Introduction to current issues in the field. Representative topics: Rhetorical theory; gender, class, and composing: writing across the curriculum; collaborative learning, literature and composition.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 345 - Practicum in Teaching Writing
Introduces new graduate teaching assistants in English to best practices in teaching college composition and provides support for their first semester teaching ENGS 001. Prerequistes: Admission to English Graduate program; appointment to a Graduate teaching assistantship; permission of Instructor or English department Graduate advisor.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 350 - Surv of Lit Theory & Criticism
Theory and Criticism.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 360 - Seminar:Special Topics
Topic varies, based on faculty research. Representative topics: orality and literacy in medieval literature; feminist theory; anthropological approaches to literature; narrative theory and Victorian novels.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 370 - Principles of Literary Rsch
Methods of literary study, research, and scholarship, including bibliographic, manuscript, and archival work.
Credits: 3.
ENGS 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1-6.
ENGS 392 - Seminar Paper Review
Credits: 0.
ENGS 397 - Special Readings & Research
Directed individual study of areas not appropriately covered by existing courses. Permission of Graduate Director.
Credits: 1-6.

Courses in Film & Television Studies

FTS 007 - Dev Motion Pct I:Origin-1930
Introduction to basic film history, theory, and analytical skills. An historical overview of international cinema from its origins until 1930.
Credits: 3.
FTS 008 - Dev Motion Pct II:1930-1960
Introduction to basic film history, theory, and analytical skills. An historical overview of international cinema from the onset of sound to 1960.
Credits: 3.
FTS 009 - History of Television
Introduction to basic television history, theory and analysis. An historical overview of television from its invention to the present.
Credits: 3.
FTS 010 - Dev Motion Pct III:1960-2000
Introduction to basic film history, theory, and analytical skills. An historical overview of international cinema from 1960 until 2000.
Credits: 3.
FTS 095 - Intro Spec Topics in Film/TV
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
FTS 096 - Intro Spec Topics in Film/TV
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
FTS 121 - Film/Television Theory
Intensive study of developments in film and/or television theory, such as realism, formalism, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, and feminism. May be repeated for credit. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009.
Credits: 3.
FTS 122 - Film/TV Genre and Auteur
An investigation into the theoretical and historical circumstances surrounding the production of film and/or television genres, or the work of a particular auteur. May be repeated for credit. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009.
Credits: 3.
FTS 123 - Global Studies in Film/TV
Investigations of nation and identity in film and/or television approached in their specific cultural, historical, and theoretical terms. May be repeated for credit. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009.
Credits: 3.
FTS 131 - Advanced Film/TV Theory
Advanced study of an area of film and/or television theory, such as psychoanalysis, feminism, historicism, or formalism. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 121.
Credits: 3.
FTS 132 - Stdies Adv Film/TV History
Intensive focus on various historical movements within film and/or television. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 121.
Credits: 3.
FTS 133 - Stds Docmntry/Avant-garde Cinm
Explorations into various issues, ideas, and movements within documentary and avant-garde cinema. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009.
Credits: 3.
FTS 134 - Cntmpry Topics in Film/TV
Explorations into various issues, ideas, and movements within contemporary film and/or television. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009.
Credits: 3.
FTS 135 - D1:Race & Ethnicity in Film/TV
This course explores the historical/social/political forces that have shaped the representations of race and ethnicity in film and/or television. Prerequisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009.
Credits: 3.
FTS 141 - Film & Video Production I
An introduction to techniques and theories of video production. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009, FTS 121.
Credits: 3.
FTS 142 - Film & Video Production II
Intermediate topics in film and video production. Topics vary with instructor, and may include editing, lighting, use of sound, etc. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 141.
Credits: 3.
FTS 143 - Film Theory and Practice
An advanced study of media theory and video production. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009, and FTS 121.
Credits: 3.
FTS 144 - Screenwriting I
An investigation of screenwriting practice and a screenwriting workshop. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008 or FTS 009, and FTS 121.
Credits: 3.
FTS 145 - Screenwriting II
Intermediate topics in screenwriting. Topics vary with instructor, and may include writing the thriller, the romantic comedy, etc. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 144.
Credits: 3.
FTS 191 - Internship
Work in some area of media production or study with the support of a faculty advisor. May be repeated for credit up to six credits, but only three credits can be applied to major. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009. the FTS
Credits: 1-6.
FTS 192 - Internship
Work in some area of media production or study with the support of a faculty advisor. May be repeated for credit up to six credits, but only three credits can be applied FTS major. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009. to the
Credits: 1-6.
FTS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific Titles. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009.
Credits: 1-18.
FTS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific Titles. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009.
Credits: 1-18.
FTS 197 - Readings & Research
Independent study arranged in conjunction with a faculty member. The project must be approved by the FTS director. May be repeated for credit up to six credits. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009.
Credits: 1-6.
FTS 198 - Readings & Research
Independent study arranged in conjunction with a faculty member. The project must be approved by the FTS director. May be repeated for credit up to six credits. Pre/co-requisites: FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009.
Credits: 1-6.
FTS 271 - Seminar in Film/Television
Advanced level investigations into the critical study of film and/or television. The topic will be the professor's choice. May be repeated for credit. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009; FTS 121.
Credits: 3.
FTS 272 - Seminar in Film/Television
Advanced level investigations into the critical study of film and/or television. The topic will be the professor's choice. May be repeated for credit. Pre/co-requisite: FTS 007, FTS 008, or FTS 009; FTS 121.
Credits: 3.
FTS 295 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.
FTS 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-18.

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