University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Term: Summer 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 021 - British Literature

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

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 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.

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 040 - Tolkien's Middle Earth

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 - 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.

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 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 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 095 - The Hobbit

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

ENGS 096 - D1: Native American Lit.

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

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.

ENGS 113 - Films of Stephen King

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 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.

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

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 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.

ENGS 177 - D1: Harlem Ren & Negritude

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 193 - The London Stage

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.

ENGS 251 - Contemporary American Novel

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 295 - NWP-VT Invitational Institute

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: ENGS 086, six hours at the intermediate level, and Instructor permission.