University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Term: Fall 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 005 - TAP:Tolkien Prblms ofModernism

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.

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 021 - British Literature I

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

ENGS 023 - American Literature I

Survey of American literary history from the beginnings to the Civil War.

ENGS 025 - World Literature I

Part one of a survey of world literature in English, which may 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 027 - IHP Lit of Westn 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. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in REL 027, REL 028.

ENGS 030 - American Horror Film

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 - Tolkien's Cauldron of Story

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 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 - Writing Journalism

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 - 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.

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 - 20th C. Irish Poetry

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

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.

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.

ENGS 107 - Digital Rhetorics

Representative topics: Investigating Literacy, Cybercultural Rhetoric. May repeat with different content. Pre/co-requisites: three hours of ENGS and Sophomore standing.

ENGS 117 - Advanced Creative Nonfiction

In this workshop for experienced writers, students pursue projects of their own design, in various creative nonfiction sub-genres, including personal essay, literary memoir, and/or literary journalism. Prerequisites: ENGS 050, ENGS 051, or ENGS 053; 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 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.

ENGS 156 - 19th C. Am. Lit. Cultures

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.

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.

ENGS 163 - Race and Rep in Am Lit & Cult

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 167 - Joyce

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 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 191 - Internship

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

ENGS 195 - Playwriting & Dramatic Forms

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.

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.

ENGS 241 - Romantic Poetry and Poetics

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 251 - Seminar in 20th Cent Am 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 281 - A Study in Sherlock

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 - Poe

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 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.

ENGS 360 - Cont. Postcolonial Novel

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.