Term: Spring 2022

Subject: English

ENGS 001 - FW: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 002 - FW: Written Expression: Theme

Intensive instruction and practice in writing, reading, research, and revision through the exploration of a theme related to the instructor’s expertise.

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.

ENGS 021 - Seminar in British Lit I

Selected texts from the beginnings to the late 18th century. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.

ENGS 022 - Seminar in British Lit II

Selected texts from the late 18th century to the present. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.

ENGS 024 - Seminar in American Lit II

Selected texts from end of Civil War to the present. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.

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 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 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 - The Art of the Essay

In this intermediate writing course, students explore and practice variations in the genre known as the nonfiction essay, attending to audience, purpose, context, style, and medium. 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 060 - D2:Topics in Post-Colonial Lit

Representative topic: Introduction to Post-Colonial Literature. 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 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: Minimum Sophomore standing. Pre/Co-requisite: ENGS 021 or ENGS 022 or ENGS 023 or ENGS 024.

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 114 - Topics in Writing

Topics vary by semester and professor. Representative topics: Writing Literary Criticism; Reading and Writing Autobiography; Literary Journalism. Prerequisites: ENGS 050, ENGS 051, or ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing. May repeat for credit with different content.

ENGS 115 - Advanced Writing-Playwriting

Students study models of dramatic structure and contemporary concepts of writing for the stage and apply principles to the creation of original works. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 053 or THE 050; minimum 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. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 050, ENGS 051, or 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 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; 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 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; minimum Sophomore standing.

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; 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 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 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 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 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." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, 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 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.

ENGS 398 - Teaching Practicum Continued

Continued mentoring and professional development for Graduate Teaching Assistants who have completed ENGS 345. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: ENGS 345; admission to English Graduate program; appointment to a Graduate teaching assistantship.