University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: English

ENGS 001 - Written Expression

A foundational composition course featuring a sequence of writing, reading, and information literacy assignments. Students learn to write and revise for different rhetorical situations while increasing their mastery of academic conventions. Some sections designed for specific student audiences.

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.

ENGS 022 - British Literature II

Survey of British literary history from the late 18th century to the present.

ENGS 024 - American Literature II

Survey of American literary history following the Civil War.

ENGS 028 - Lit Western Trad II: Intg Humn

Study of primary authors in the Western cultural tradition from Homer to the modern period with particular reference to history, religion, and philosophy. Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Integrated Humanities Program; REL 028 and HST 014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ENGS 041 - Topics in Mystery

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. Specific topics vary by instructor.

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: GSWS 042.

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.

ENGS 051 - Topics in Composition

Representative topics include Forms of Journalism and Writing for the Web. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

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.

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.

ENGS 061 - D2:Intro to African Literature

Readings in African literature, concentrating on major human and political themes and literary techniques.

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.

ENGS 085 - Intro to Literary Studies

Introduction to the critical work of close reading across literary genres, understanding of key terms and concepts, and writing in the discipline. Topics vary by section. Required of all English majors; open to all students.

ENGS 096 - Introductory Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 100 - Literary Theory

Survey of literary and cultural theory introducing a variety of major approaches to the interpretation of literature. Required for all English Majors. Prerequisite: ENGS 085; Minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 107 - Topics in Comp & Rhetoric

Representative topics: Investigating Literacy, Cybercultural Rhetoric. May repeat with different content. Prerequisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing. May repeat for credit with different content.

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. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing.

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. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 168 - Topics in Post-Modernism

Interdisciplinary topics examining literature and cultures of the Post-Modern condition. Representative topics 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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 192 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or faculty-staff team with a faculty member as instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

ENGS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 212 - Seminar in Writing

Recent topics: "Writing the New Yorker;" "Writing Vermont Life;" "Editing and Publishing." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; ENGS 050 or ENGS 051 or ENGS 053; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for Graduate students.

ENGS 242 - 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." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 282 - Sem Lit Themes,Genres,Folklore

Recent topics: "Spiritual Journeys;" "Murder, He Said: Detective Fiction;" "Chekhov to Cheever: The Short Story." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

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.

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.

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.

ENGS 397 - Special Readings & Research

Directed individual study of areas not appropriately covered by existing courses. Permission of Graduate Director.