University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Term: Spring 2014
Subject: English

Courses

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.

ENGS 013 - Introduction to Fiction

Exploration of a variety of fictional forms, including the short story, the novella, and the novel.

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

Survey of major figures in British literature such as Chaucer, Milton, Swift, Wordsworth, and Woolf.

ENGS 024 - American Literature

Survey of American literary history following the Civil War.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

ENGS 096 - Introductory Special Topics

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Instructor Permission required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and ENGS 053.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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; 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; Sophomore standing.

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.

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.

ENGS 192 - Internship

Pre/co-requisite: Departmental permission; Junior/Senior standing.

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.

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.

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." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.

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.

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.

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 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.