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Advisors — Professors CRAMER, DOBSON; Assistant Professor THAKUR; Adjunct Associate Professor HUGHES

Major Requirements

This major will be revised in light of 2013 changes to the English major. The description below applies to students enrolled as of 2012-13; others should consult the major advisors.

This major starts from the observation that English and classics reinforce each other. Classical genres underlie modern poetry, drama, and fiction. Most writers in English, into the 20th century, have studied classical languages (at least Latin) and literature, so that classics is an important interpretive context for them. Moreover, English literature responds to classics in ways that are important for classics itself. We therefore allow students to complete slightly less work in each department than they would need to graduate with the single major. Normal requirements are between 10 and 14 units as follows:

Introduction to Literary Study and to Poetry: English 250/Comparative Literature 210 Introduction to Literary Theory (one unit) and English 221 Introduction to Poetry; English 480 (Senior Seminar, one-two units) plus either English 485 (Senior Project) or Classics 431 (Senior Thesis); the classics department written and oral examination over the department’s reading list; English courses at the 300 or 400 level covering three of the following five periods: Medieval-Renaissance, Shakespeare, 1660–1830, 1830–1914, 20th century; English or classics courses covering the genres of poetry, drama, and narrative fiction; one year’s work beyond the intermediate level in one classical language (normally two .5 unit courses at the 300 level in extended format).

Total units required: 10–14, assuming that Latin or Greek is begun in college, that the classical reading courses are done in extended format, and that the genres are covered in courses that also count under the period or classical reading requirement. Both departments strongly recommend study of a modern language to a level allowing literary reading.

Courses

Classics

CL101 Greek for Beginners

Introduction to the structure and vocabulary of classical Greek, with attention to those features that form the classical basis of Biblical koine and for the classical side of Greek diglossia from Hellenistic times through the 20th century. Short texts from Homer to Kazantzakis and Cavafy provide practice in literary, philosophical and rhetorical reading and initiation in major areas of Western thought. Attention to the history of the language and its relation to ancient, medieval and modern culture. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement.

2 units — Dobson, Thakur

CL111 Latin for Beginners

Introduction to the structure of classical Latin; reading of short texts from Plautus to Milton and Newton to provide practice in literary and rhetorical reading and initiation in major areas of western thought. Attention to the history of the language and its relation to ancient, medieval and modern culture. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement.

2 units — Buxton, Thakur

CL114 Goddesses, Heroes, Sages and Statesmen: An Introduction to Greece and Rome

An introduction to ancient Greek and Roman cultures through readings of original sources and some study of the original languages. How human beings conceived the order of nature and culture and the sacred and secular in these periods constitutes the common inheritance of Western culture and predisposes views of self and individual in contemporary Western thought. Emphasis on how these cultures understood the destructive and creative powers of chaos and what forms of order they thought best for human beings. Block 1 will include selections from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony, the Presocratics, the ancient Greek dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, the historians Herodotus and Thucydides, Aristotle's Poetics and Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus. Block 2 will include selections from the statesmen Cicero and Caesar, the historian Sallust and Livy, and lyric and epic poetry of Lucretius, Catullus, Vergil, Horace and Ovid. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: First Year Experience Course, Freshmen Only.

1 to 2 units

CL115 Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology:

Introduction to Ancient Greek and Roman cultures through reading of original sources and an examination of material culture. Part One: literature from various genres (such as epic, dramatic, lyric and philosophical); modern ways of receiving and interpreting them. Part Two: art, architecture and topography of ancient Greece and Rome. This course will consider the long-standing influence these civilizations played in the development of later Western cultures, and will examine modern outcomes and parallels to the historical forms and movements, such as Athenian democracy as a precedent for American democracy, colonization in antiquity and European colonialism in the c. 16-19, and the Roman Empire as a precedent for the expansive American State of late c. 19 to the present. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement.

Also listed as General Studies 101.

2 units — Dobson, Thakur

CL116 Greek History and Philosophy: Origins of Western Culture

Aegean and Greek archaeological, historical, literary and philosophical texts, with emphasis on ideas formative of Western culture. The development and transformations of these ideas as reflected in selected texts from the early Christian era, the Enlightenment, and the Modern Age. We concentrate on concepts of what it means to be human, and the relation of individuals to community, nature, and the divine in such authors as Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Descartes, Goethe, Nietzsche, and Heidegger (Also listed as History 116 and Philosophy 116.) (Not offered 2014-15).

2 units

CL121 Intensive Latin Grammar Review and Reading Practice

Intensive Latin Grammar Review and Reading Practice. This course will use a morphological and syntactic approach to review and practice the essential structures and concepts of Latin grammar. It is intended to prepare students for courses at the 200 level. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: two years of high school Latin or equivalent, or consent of department.

.5 to 1 unit

CL125 Ancient Multicultures

Survey of ancient history as an arena of cultural contact between different ethnic, religious and cultural communities. Emphasis on the Persian Empire as 'other' to Greeks and Jews, on Alexandria as a 'melting pot' or 'salad bowl,' and on the Greco-Roman society of later antiquity as locus of changing identities. Mixed and dialogical cultural forms such as History, New Comedy, Pastoral, Apocalypse, Romance, Acts, and Gospel. Reading selected from Herodotus, the Bible, Plautus, Theocritus, Polybius, Vergil, Caesar Augustus, Philo and Petronius. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

CL141 Sanskrit

Starting with exercises for students with little or no experience in Sanskrit, a sequence of courses in basic reading and pronunciation skills (emphasizing Sanskrit's unique euphonic system), increasingly complex grammatical forms and structures, strong focus on in-class oral recitation from memory, vocabulary building, grammar and translation, culminating in independent translations of selected primary source material. (Not offered 2014-15).

.5 unit

CL142 Sanskrit

Starting with exercises for students with little or no experience in Sanskrit, a sequence of courses in basic reading and pronunciation skills (emphasizing Sanskrit's unique euphonic system), increasingly complex grammatical forms and structures, strong focus on in-class oral recitation from memory, vocabulary building, grammar and translation, culminating in independent translations of selected primary source material. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Classics 141.

.5 unit

CL143 Sanskrit

Starting with exercises for students with little or no experience in Sanskrit, a sequence of courses in basic reading and pronunciation skills (emphasizing Sanskrit's unique euphonic system), increasingly complex grammatical forms and structures, strong focus on in-class oral recitation from memory, vocabulary building, grammar and translation, culminating in independent translations of selected primary source material. (Not offered 2014-15).

.5 unit

CL144 Sanskrit

Starting with exercises for students with little or no experience in Sanskrit, a sequence of courses in basic reading and pronunciation skills (emphasizing Sanskrit's unique euphonic system), increasingly complex grammatical forms and structures, strong focus on in-class oral recitation from memory, vocabulary building, grammar and translation, culminating in independent translations of selected primary source material. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Classics 143.

.5 unit

CL201 Reading in Greek:

Introduction to Greek literature, including Homer and dramatic, philosophical or historical writing.

Prerequisite: Classics 101 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Cramer, Dobson

CL202 Reading in Greek:

Introduction to Greek literature, including Homer and dramatic, philosophical or historical writing. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Classics 101 or consent of instructor.

.25 to 1 unit

CL209 Late Antiquity

Continuity and change from Roman antiquity to the Christian Middle Ages in the art and architecture of Mediterranean lands (200-600 A. D.). The 'decline' of Rome and the development of Christian imagery will be studied through art, archaeological sites, and texts-writings from the time as well as later historians. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Art History 111, 112 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

CL210 Greek Philosophy

Major writers and schools from the thousand year history of Greek philosophical research in the areas of nature, the gods, the mind, and ways of life: Ionian and Italian Pre-Socratics, Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Pyrrho, the Cynics, the Stoa, Epicurus and Lucretius, and the revival in Late Antiquity of Pyrronian Scepticism and Platonism. Emphasis on close reading of the texts (including certain Greek terms) and on critical and comparative writing.

Also listed as Philosophy 101.

1 unit — Daly, Furtak

CL211 Reading in Latin:

Various ancient and medieval Latin works.

Prerequisite: Classics 111 or 2 yrs HS Latin. or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Cramer, Thakur

CL212 Reading in Latin:

Various ancient and medieval Latin works. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Classics 211: 111 or 2yrs HS Latin. Classics 311: 212. Classics 411: 311,312. All are 'or consent of instructor'.

.5 to 1 unit

CL216 Roman History I: The Ancient Roman Republic

Focus on the development of Rome, from a small city ruled by kings, to a regional power ruled under a Republic. The course will trace Rome's expansion through Italy, its conflict with Carthage and will closely examine the end of the Republic. Individuals discussed will include the Gracchi, generals Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, and Rome's greatest politician (and author) Cicero. (Also listed as History 216.)

Also listed as History 216.

1 unit — Thakur

CL218 Homer

The Iliad and Odyssey as oral traditional poems, preservers of Bronze Age and archaic lore, locus of the creation of classical Greek culture and predecessors of European epic; together with Hesiodic epic and Homeric hymns. Reading in English with attention to the formal Greek diction and the problems of translation, except that students who know Greek will read parts of the original text.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 300.

1 unit — Cramer

CL219 Greek Drama: Origins and Early Forms of Theater

A study of origins, early texts, performance practices and developing theatrical conventions in various cultures, with special emphasis on ancient Greek and Roman theatre.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200 and Theatre 220.

1 unit

CL220 Myth & Meaning

Religion and myth of ancient Greece and Rome in relation to that of the ancient Mediterranean (Akkadian, Hittite, Sumerian, Egyptian). Female presence in art, literature and religion compared to treatment of women in their respective cultures. Theoretical approaches to the understanding of myth (Comparative, Jungian, Structuralist) in relation to myths as they are encoded in their specific cultures. Students may trace a myth through Medieval, Renaissance and modern transformations in art, music, poetry and film, or study myth in other cultures (e.g. Norse and Celtic). Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200 and Feminist & Gender Studies 220.

1 unit — Dobson

CL221 The Invention of History

Herodotus, sometimes called the 'father of lies,' and Thucydides, sometimes called the first political scientist, treated as the first historians. Study of the ways of conceiving history and its relation to the peoples and periods explored. No Greek or Latin required.

Also listed as History 302.

1 unit — Cramer

CL222 Topics:

Courses vary from year to year, to include offerings in classical and comparative religion and mythology, history, language and literature, anthropology, archaeology and women's studies supplementary to those offered in the catalog. No Greek or Latin required.

Also listed as Art History 200 and Comparative Literature 200 and Comparative Literature 220 and Feminist & Gender Studies 206 and Philosophy 203 and Political Science 234 and Religion 200.

1 unit — Dobson, Grace, Kolarik, Thakur

CL223 Art of Greece & Rome

Surveys the art and architecture of Greece and Rome from their origins in Bronze Age Greece to their transformation in the late Roman Empire using methods of art history and archaeology. Ancient Greek cities and sanctuaries with emphasis on Athens and the monuments of the Acropolis. The spread of Hellenism and the formation of an imperial visual language under Alexander the Great and his successors. The influence of Etruscan and Greek art in the Roman Republic. Imperial monuments of the city of Rome and throughout the empire as instruments of power. The class will consider political and social factors in the formation and utilization of Classical forms in both ancient and modern times. (Also listed as AH 207). (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

CL226 Roman History II: The Rise of the Ancient Roman Empire

Following a brief survey of prior Roman history, the course will examine the development of the Roman state in the late first century under the emperor Augustus. The course will proceed to consider the Empire's evolution and management under subsequent Julio-Claudian, Flavian, and Antonine dynasties. The city, its monuments, its art, its literature, bureaucracy and territorial expansion, the role of women, various social and minority groups, and the growth of Christianity will all be discussed. (Also listed as History 227.)

Also listed as History 227.

1 unit — Buxton

CL250 Athenian Democracy

Development of democratic institutions from Solon to Pericles, their operations in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, the experiences of citizenship, legal equality, freedom, and love of country. Slavery, sexual inequality and imperialism as notable, perhaps essential features of the system. Reading from contemporary historians (Herodotus, Thucydides), theorists (Plato, Aristotle, the 'Old Oligarch'), dramatists (Aeschylus, Aristophanes), political orators (Lysias and Demosthenes) and later commentary from Plutarch to the present.

1 unit — Buxton

CL301 Advanced Reading in Greek:

Further exploration of ancient, medieval or modern Greek literature, done as independent reading.

Prerequisite: Classics 202 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Cramer, Dobson

CL302 Advanced Reading in Greek:

Further exploration of ancient, medieval or modern Greek literature, done as independent reading.

Prerequisite: Classics 202 or consent of instructor.

.5 to 1 unit

CL311 Advanced Reading in Latin:

Further exploration of ancient or medieval Latin literature.

Prerequisite: Classics 212 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Cramer, Thakur

CL312 Advanced Reading in Latin:

Further exploration of ancient or medieval Latin literature.

Prerequisite: Classics 212.

.5 to 1 unit

CL322 Advanced Topics:

Study for advanced students in the languages, arts, drama and literature.

.5 to 1.5 units

CL401 Directed Readings in Greek:

Independent study of various authors and special topics.

Prerequisite: 301, 302.

1 unit — Cramer, Dobson

CL402 Directed Readings in Greek:

Independent study of various authors and special topics.

Prerequisite: 301, 302.

.5 to 1 unit

CL411 Directed Readings in Latin:

Independent study of various authors and special topics.

Prerequisite: 311, 312 or consent of instructor.

.5 unit — Cramer, Thakur

CL412 Directed Readings in Latin:

Independent study of various authors and special topics.

Prerequisite: 311, 312.

.5 to 1 unit

CL431 Thesis

Thesis subjects chosen by student and approved by department. Senior Classics, Classics-History-Politics and Classics - English majors.

Prerequisite: Senior Majors Only.

1 unit — Cramer, Thakur

English

EN102 Advanced Written Practice in English as a Second Language

Language practice and support for any student whose native language is not English. Review of and practice in American academic writing conventions, mechanics, and English grammar (4 blocks, fall and spring). (Not offered 2014-15).

.5 unit

EN103 Advanced Oral Practice in English as a Second Language

Strengthening of oral fluency skills through pronunciation practice, vocabulary development, and review of idiomatic expressions and two-word verbs. Students will also participate in classroom discussions and oral presentations. (Not offered 2014-15).

.5 unit

EN115 Concepts of Freedom From Ancient to Modern Times

This interdisciplinary course explores enduring questions in the Western tradition: What does it mean to be free? What are the basic ideas of freedom that figure prominently in the Western tradition? What is freedom for? Is there a rational use of freedom? Discussion will spring from readings in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy, politics, religion and literature, and complementary films. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 to 2 units

EN201 Introduction to Literature

The forms of literary expression and experience; the purposes of literature; the relationship between form and content, and genre and theme; the differences between poetry and prose; the approaches to meanings in texts; the analysis of how a work can be both universal and a product of a particular historical period and society. Emphasis on Western tradition, with readings from antiquity to the modern age. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 to 2 units

EN203 Tradition and Change in Literature

The study of a single theme or subject as it emerges in selected periods of literature, chiefly English and American, from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Attention will be directed toward the Classical and Medieval origins of texts and traditions. The historical periods and the subjects will vary from section to section and from year to year. The focus will be upon such themes and subjects as nature, cities, love, oppression, satire, the epic, narrative, and critical tradition and revolt. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement.

2 units — Butte, Carlstrom, Dubreuil, Hughes

EN204 Fiction: Reading It, Writing It

The development of short narrative fiction in Western Literature, from ancient times to the present. Students combine the reading of great short stories with writing short stories of their own and criticizing one another's work. Writers may include Ovid, Boccaccio, Poe, Chekhov, Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor. (Not offered 2014-15).

2 units

EN207 Masterpieces of Literature: Greeks to Modern

Major works of literature by authors from antiquity to modern times, including Homer, Greek dramatists, Dante, Shakespeare and selected authors from later periods. (Offered in some years with Writing Intensive.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 to 2 units

EN211 Introduction to Fiction

An introduction to narrative fiction. (Offered in some years with Writing Intensive.) (Not offered 2014-15).

1 to 2 units

EN215 Creativity: Theory and Practice

Examines creativity from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint. The course is divided into three sections. The first explores theoretical material on creativity as an individual process and practical exercises on generating creative material. The second examines creativity as a product of social groups, especially as this relates to the issue of 'craft'. The third focuses on creativity as it is tied to particular times and places and practical issues of making creative products public. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN221 Introduction to Poetry

An introduction to English verse. (Offered in some years for 2 units with Writing Intensive.)

1 unit — Love, Mason, Richman, Stefanek

EN223 The Bible as Literature

The Bible considered as one of the great literary works of the Western world and, in the King James translation, a masterpiece of English prose. Emphasis on its narrative structure, its characterization, and the beauty and power of its language, with some attention to its influence on later works of literature. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN225 Introduction to Shakespeare

An introduction to Shakespeare's dramatic works. Four to seven representative plays, including a history, a comedy, a tragedy, and a romance.

1 unit — Hayward, Love, Stefanek

EN231 Introduction to Drama

An introduction to dramatic form. (Offered in some years for 2 units with Writing Intensive.) (Not offered 2014-15).

1 to 2 units

EN250 Introduction to Literary Theory

An introduction to literary theory and criticism. Students will study selected poetry, plays and fiction through leading methods such as New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, and New Historicism, with attention to such topics as Psychoanalytic, Marxist, Feminist, and Post-Colonial approaches. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own critical approaches.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 210.

1 unit — Butte, , Garcia, Sarchett

EN251 The Study of Folklore I

A survey of the main forms of folklore, with emphasis on definition, identification, and collection of traditional oral forms (tales, legends, myths, ballads, beliefs, jokes, riddles, etc.). Includes a collecting project designed to introduce students to the traditional expressions of ethnic or other cultural groups. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN253 The Literature of the American Southwest

The literature of the Native Americans, the Spanish, and the Anglos. Readings in transcribed poetry and song, diaries, folk literature, and modern authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, Edward Abbey, Rudolfo Anaya, and Leslie Silko. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN259 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Literature

Introduces features of what might be called a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer literary and theoretical tradition. Uses classical, Renaissance, modern postmodern, and contemporary literature, criticism, and film to examine the complicated status and experience of non-majority sexualities. Considers writer, theorists and activists who have explored the relationships among sexuality, knowledge, and literature, including Plato, Michel Foucault, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Nella Larsen, Leslie Feinberg and Jeanette Winterson. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN271 Themes and Types of Literature: Children's Literature

Prose and poetry for children from early folk tales to the novels of E. B. White. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN274 Themes and Types of Literature: Women and Literature

Variable topics course including selected themes organized along regional, generic, interdisciplinary, and cultural boundaries. Also may address specific treatments of women characters in works by and women during different periods of English and American literary history. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN275 The Graphic Novel

This course explores the history and craft of graphic narrative from the eighteenth century to the contemporary moment. Examining how the medium engages a variety of literary modes, students will consider how the graphic novel negotiates notions of both visuality and of textuality. More broadly, the course will trace the role of typography and iconography in the development of graphic narrative from its designation as pop cultural ephemera to high literary and artistic form. Building on the critical and theoretical works of Barthes, Groensteen, Drucker, McCloud, Mitchell, McLuhan, and Sabin, students will study graphic narratives by such authors as Lynd Ward, Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, Marjane Satrapi, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Alan Moore, Alison Bechdel, and Charles Burns. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN280 Topics in Literature:

Studies in a wide array of cultural, social, historical, generic, and aesthetic topics in British and American literature. Designed for first-year students, sophomores, non-majors, as well as majors.

Also listed as Biology 100 and Comparative Literature 200 and Comparative Literature 220 and Race and Ethnic Studies 200 and Environmental Science 261 and Film and New Media Studies 202 and General Studies 222 and Philosophy 203 and Southwest Studies 200 and Southwest Studies 253 and Theatre 221.

.5 or 1 unit — , , , Carlstrom

EN281 Topics in Literature: 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

(Not offered 2014-15).

.5 unit

EN282 Beginning Poetry Writing

Practice in writing poetry.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & English 221.

2 units — Moore

EN283 Beginning Fiction Writing

Practice in writing prose fiction.

2 units — Hayward

EN284 Screenwriting

Examines the fundamentals of screenwriting: theme and meaning, structure, narrative, dialogue, character development, and revision. Students will read, analyze, and discuss the screenplays for produced films; develop and pitch their own story ideas; and plan, write, and revise, by the end of the course, a significant screenplay project. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN285 Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing

Practice writing nonfiction prose with literary, artistic intention. Typical uses include personal essays, biographical profiles, and prose essays dealing with issues in history, science, nature, travel, and culture which employ the narrative tools commonly used by writers of fiction. May be taken instead of EN 280 Literary Journalism, for credit for the thematic minor in Journalism. (Not offered 2014-15).

.5 to 1 unit

EN286 Topics in Creative Writing:

Practice in writing specific genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Topics may include travel writing, autobiography, nature writing, science fiction, detective fiction, and others.

Also listed as Race and Ethnic Studies 200 and Environmental Science 261 and Theatre 227 and Theatre 229.

1 unit — Goodwin, Hurt, Mason

EN288 Writing for Performance

Fundamentals Identifies techniques utilized by writers of performance, ranging from slam poets to monologists to playwrights. Script and poem excerpts as well as video and audio samples will serve as the basis for in-class conversations around craft. Students will embark on a series of short solo and group writing exercises, trying their hand at a myriad of performance writing forms. Selected student work of merit will be presented in a final public staged reading.

Also listed as Theatre 217.

1 unit — Goodwin

EN290 The Birth of the American Novel

Origins in the New Republic (Charlotte Temple, Wieland, the Last of the Mohicans, Hope Leslie), 19th-century young adulthood (The Blithedale Romance, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The American). Historical conditions that nurtured or stymied the development of the novel. Practice in close textual reading.

1 unit — Tynan

EN301 Reading the Popular

Textual and historical analysis of 'formula fiction' and popular genres such as romances, Westerns, thrillers, detective stories, horror stories, and science fiction, while also examining traditional ways of distinguishing between 'high art' and the popular. Readings from such authors as Harriet Beecher Stowe, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Zane Grey, Margaret Mitchell, Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming, Stephen King, as well as selected critics and theorists. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN302 History of the English Language with Literary Examples

The sounds, grammar and syntax of Old, Middle and Early Modern English, with a study of appropriate literary works from these periods of linguistic development. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN306 Problems in Literary Theory

Key issues in literary interpretation. Cultural criticism, Marxism, structuralism and deconstruction, feminist theory, ethnic criticism, psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, rhetorical criticism, etc. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN307 Practice in Fiction Writing

This course allows students to keep working on fiction projects outside the regular block courses of the major. Schedule determined in conversation with instructor. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 283 and consent of instructor.

EN308 Advanced Poetry Workshop

Writing workshop for experienced writers, with focus on issues of craft in poetry.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & English 282.

1 unit —

EN309 Advanced Fiction Workshop

Writing workshop for experienced writers, with focus on issues of craft in fiction.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & English 283.

1 unit — Hurt

EN310 Issues in Medieval Literature:

Selected English and/or Continental literature of the period 400-1500, organized around such topics as 'Chaucer's Contemporaries,' 'Women Authors,' 'Fabliaux,' 'Dream Visions,' 'The Alliterative Tradition,' 'Medieval Mysticism,' or 'The Lyric. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 to 1.5 units

EN311 Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'

Introduction to Middle English and close reading of selections from The Canterbury Tales. Offered every other year; alternates with EN 312. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 to 2 units

EN312 The Other Chaucer

Introduction to Middle English and close reading of selections from Chaucer's minor poems, including The Book of the Duchess, Troilus and Criseyde, The Legend of Good Women, and Parlement of Fowles. Offered every other year; alternates with EN 311. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN313 Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

Intensive study (in translation) of Dante and his intertexts as context for readings and/or further coursework in later English literature (Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Shelley, Joyce, T. S. Eliot, etc.).

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Evitt

EN316 History & Literature

An examination of the relationships, both similarities and differences, of history and literature. Using selected theoretical texts from Aristotle to the present, traditional narrative historical texts, fictions based on imagined thoughts and actions of historical figures, and comparisons of historical biographies and historical novels, the course explores the different and/or similar purposes and functions of historical writing and literary writing, and the truth claims of each as forms of narrative and knowledge. In addition, we will read history literarily and literature historically in order to interrogate the uses and limitations of both forms of writing. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

EN318 Medieval Drama

Selected examples of medieval dramatic practice - English and Continental - with emphasis on one or more of the following kinds of medieval drama: Liturgical Drama, Saints' and/or Conversion Plays, Corpus Christi Cycle Drama, Morality Plays. English plays taught in Middle English; Continental plays in translation. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN320 Issues in Renaissance Literature:

Selected literature of the period 1500-1660 addressing a topic such as time and mutability, gender and genre, nature and art, politics and society.

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Stefanek

EN321 Renaissance Poetry

Selected poetry of the period 1500-1660 focusing on a single poet (such as Donne or Spenser), a group of poets (such as Donne and the Metaphysicals or Ben Jonson and the Tribe of Ben), or a particular genre of poetry (such as narrative verse, the lyric, pastoral poetry, the sonnet sequence, or satire.) (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN326 Studies in Shakespeare:

Detailed study of one of the following groups: 1) histories, 2) comedies and romances, 3) major tragedies, 4) a number of the works grouped according to a thematic principle.

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Love, Stefanek

EN328 Renaissance Drama

Tragedies, comedies, and tragi-comedies by Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Love

EN329 Milton

Major poetry and selected prose of John Milton, with particular emphasis on Paradise Lost. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN350 Issues in Restoration and/or 18th-Century Literature

Selected British (and occasionally some American) fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose of the period, with attention to a topic or theme such as satire, the early Gothic novel, town and country, travel narratives, heroines of gentility (images of femininity in the 18th century), and the construction of 'the 18th century' as a literary period. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN352 18th Century British Novel

The novel from Defoe to Austen with emphasis on any one or several of the following critical issues: the epistolary novel, satire and the novel, religious quest and narrative strategies, representations of women in the early British novel, representations of 'otherness' in the early British novel, and formal innovation and continuity in the early British novel.

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Richman

EN360 Issues in British Romanticism:

Selected fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose of the period, with particular attention to such topics as the Romantic lyric, poetry and revolution, nature and the city, women and romanticism, the romantic use of the Prometheus myth, and romanticism and the Gothic.

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200.

1 unit — Davis, Hughes

EN365 British Romantic Poetry

Principal works of selected Romantic-era poets, such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Smith, Barbauld, Burns, Robinson, Byron, Keats, the Shelleys, Hemans, and Clare, with attention to formal, critical, and historical issues. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN370 Issues in 19th-Century Literature

Selected fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose which looks at a problem or theme in 19th-century British and/or American literature such as narratives of identity, archetypes of city and nature, the politics of genre, comparisons of British and American culture, and the nature of literary periods themselves. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

.5 to 2 units

EN371 19th Century British Poetry

Selected works by poets writing after 1830, such as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, the Rossettis, Hopkins, with attention to formal and historical issues. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

.5 to 1 unit

EN372 19th Century British Novel

The novel in Britain 1815-1914, with emphasis on such authors as Austen, Thackeray, the Brontes, Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, and the early Conrad.

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Butte

EN379 Irish Writers after Joyce and Yeats

Major works by such writers as Flann O'Brien, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Edna O'Brien, and Seamus Heaney. Some cultural and historical background, including colonial and post-colonial issues, will be provided. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN380 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies

Studies in a wide array of topics in American and British literature and media.

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Race and Ethnic Studies 300 and Feminist & Gender Studies 381 and Film Studies 205.

1 unit — Cucher, Garcia, Singh

EN381 Major Authors:

In-depth study of one major author, either contemporary or from an earlier period.

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Feminist & Gender Studies 308.

1 unit — Richman

EN382 Studies in 20th-Century Fiction

Selected fiction exploring some aspect of the century's literary and cultural concerns or some particular literary movement. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN383 Studies in 20th-Century Poetry

Selected poetry exploring some aspect of the century's literary and cultural concerns or some particular poetic movement. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN385 20th-Century African-American Literature

Readings in black American writers such as. W. E. B. Dubois, Ralph Ellison, Nella Larsen, and Rita Dove. Organized around aesthetic and cultural issues such as feminism, the 'anxiety of influence,' pressures of the marketplace, identity politics, and post-modern theory. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN386 James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

A concentrated study of Joyce's masterpiece, using extensive historical, biographical, critical, and theoretical materials.

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Mason, Simons

EN387 African-American Women Writers and Literary Tradition

Three centuries of texts by African-American women who have conspired with, rebelled against, and created literary traditions, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Pauline Hopkins, Rita Dove, Andrea Lee, and Nella Larsen. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN388 Writing for Performance 2

Advanced Students will envision and execute two performance writing projects: one of their own design, and the other an assignment provided by the professor, tailored to their sensibility. Projects range from one act plays to a series of slam poems to a stand up comedy routine, etc. In-class readings, performances, peer critique, and revision assignments will push us toward a culminating final staged reading of selected projects.

Prerequisite: Theatre 217 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Theatre 317.

1 unit — Goodwin

EN391 Early American Literature

Major and minor works of the colonial period and the early republic by such writers as Edwards, Franklin, Rowlandson, Charles Brockden Brown, Cooper, and Irving. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN394 American Literature:

Major authors of the mid-19th century: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman.

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Tynan

EN395 American Literature: American Realism 1870-1914

Major works of such authors as Dickinson, Mark Twain, Henry James, Crane, Robinson, Dreiser, Wharton and Henry Adams. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN397 American Literature: The 20th-Century, 1914-1950

Major works of Eliot, Stevens, Cather, Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hurston, O'Neill and others.

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Tynan

EN398 American Literature: Contemporary, 1950 to Present

Major works of such authors as Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, F. O'Connor, Pynchon, Delillo, Carver, Morrison, Mamet, and others. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

EN399 Junior Seminar

Methodological preparation for advanced work in the literature track. Focus on secondary critical texts in the study of a literary topic or period. Required of junior English literature track majors.

Prerequisite: English 221, English 250, junior standing, a declared major in English, and consent of department. May be taken more than once for credit.

1 unit — Richman, Sarchett

EN401 Independent Reading

Prerequisite: 221 or 250 & Jr/Sr English Major & consent of department.

1 unit — Love, Mosher

EN480 Senior Seminar: Regular Track

Advanced study of a topic of literary significance. Required of all senior Regular Track English majors and of all senior Film Track English majors who are not making a film. Students taking this course for 1 unit must complete EN 499 as well. Students taking this course for 2 units complete their senior theses within the course.

Prerequisite: English 221 & 250 or consent of instructor.

1 or 2 units — Butte, Simons

EN481 Senior Seminar: Creative Writing Workshop

Advanced study of creative writing, either fiction or poetry, culminating (after the Senior Project block, EN 485) in a creative thesis such as a collection of short stories, a novella or novel, a collection of poems. Required of all senior Creative Writing English majors.

Prerequisite: English 221 and English 250 or consent of Instructor.

1 unit — Hurt, Mason

EN485 Senior Project: Creative Writing

Advanced study of a creative writing topic chosen by the student, approved by the department, in which the student completes a creative senior project (either fiction or poetry) in a workshop setting. Required of all Creative Writing Track seniors.

Prerequisite: English 221, English 250 and English 481.

1 unit — Hurt, Mason

EN486 Senior Project: Film

Advanced study of film through film-making on a subject chosen by the student, approved by the department, in which the student completes a film in a workshop setting. Required of all Film Track seniors who are making a film. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: English 221, English 250, Film Studies 312.

2 units

EN499 Senior Project: Independent Thesis

Advanced study of a topic chosen by the student, approved by the department, with student research and writing directed by an individual faculty member. Required of all senior Regular Track English Majors who have taken a one-unit section of EN 480.

Prerequisite: English 221, English 250, and English 480.

1 unit — , , , Butte