English

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English Courses

Lower-level courses

  ENG

050

INDEPENDENT STUDY

One to four credit hours

See Independent Study Program, Section II.

ENG

070

INTERNSHIP

Credit hours to be arranged

See Internship Program, Section II.

ENG

259,359,459

FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATION

Credit hours to be arranged

See FSC Program, Section II.

ENG

111

COLLEGE COMPOSITION

Three credit hours

A first course in college-level writing, emphasizing such fundamentals as clarity, coherence, organization, grammatical and mechanical correctness, logic, as well as good content. ENG 111 should be taken in the first year, preferably in the first semester.

ENG

125F

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE: FICTION, POETRY, AND DRAMA

Three credit hours

An introduction to the major genres of literature: poetry, fiction and drama. Emphasis on the interpretive skills necessary to understand and appreciate these genres.

ENG

129F(I)

SPECIAL TOPICS

Two to three credit hours

This course can count toward the core fine arts requirement.

ENG

131

WORKSHOP IN EXPOSITION AND ARGUMENT

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or placement.

Assignments in writing expository and argumentative prose with particular emphasis on content development. Core requirement; Students required to take ENG 111 should take it during their first semester at BW, and should take ENG 131 no later than their third semester at BW.

ENG

210

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE

Three credit hours

An introduction to linguistics focusing on the nature of language; its role in human society; its acquisition in childhood and its development; and the sounds, forms, and structures of English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present, with emphasis on current American English and its regional, social, ethnic, and gender variations. No previous work in linguistics is necessary. Required of all English majors.

  ENG

232

WORKSHOP IN JOURNALISM

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the college writing requirement (ENG 131, or exemption) before enrolling in ENG 232.

Assignments in writing news and features, with emphasis on improving general writing skills, and understanding news values and the functions of journalism in our society.

  ENG

233F

WORKSHOP IN CREATIVE WRITING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the college writing requirement (ENG 131, or exemption) plus ENG 125F or permission of the instructor.

Assignments in writing poetry or fiction. Students who have taken ENG 233F- Fiction may also take ENG 233F- Poetry for credit and vice versa.

ENG

241IF

SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I

Three credit hours

A study of selected major British works from the Anglo-Saxon times to 1798, read in their historical contexts.

ENG

242IF

SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II

Three credit hours

A study of selected major British works from 1798 to the twentieth century, read in their historical contexts.

ENG

251FD

SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I

Three credit hours

A study of selected works that represent American literature from colonial times through the Civil War, read in their historical contexts.

ENG

252FD

SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II

Three credit hours

A study of selected works that represent American literature from Civil War through the twentieth century, read in their historical contexts.

ENG

263IF

SEMINAR

Two to four credit hours

Varied topics oriented to the non-major.

ENG

280IF

SURVEY OF WORLD LITERATURE

Three credit hours

A study of selected classics that represent the growth and development of world literature from Ancient to Early Modern Times, read in their historical contexts. Varied topics.

 

 

 

 

Advanced Courses

The advanced courses listed below provide approaches to literature and language from a variety of significant viewpoints. They are intended primarily for majors and non-majors who have had courses in the 100 and 200 series. Students may enroll for advanced courses in literature only if they have had nine hours of literature at the 100 or 200 level. Since the topics change from term to term, the courses may be repeated for credit.

ENG

305

WORKSHOP IN ADVANCED EXPOSITORY AND ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: ENG 131 or exemption

An advanced course in expository and argumentative prose for students who have successfully completed ENG 131.

ENG

307

ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: ENG 233F

Intensive workshop specializing in advanced fiction and poetry writing.  Designed for students who have taken prerequisite workshops in either or both genres.

ENG

308

SPECIAL TOPICS IN WRITING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: ENG 131

Instruction and practice in specialized forms of writing.

ENG

316(I,D)

STUDIES IN LITERARY HISTORY

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Nine hours of literature at the 100 or 200 level.

Courses offered under this number are designed to provide advanced study of specific periods in the history of British or American literature.

ENG

328(I,D)

STUDIES OF MAJOR AUTHORS

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Nine hours of literature at the 100 or 200 level.

Courses offered under this number concentrate on the work of a single major writer or of a small group of closely-allied writers.

ENG

335I

STUDIES IN WORLD LITERATURE

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Nine hours of literature at the 100 or 200 level.

A study of selected works in translation from the great literatures of the world.

ENG

336(I,D)

STUDIES IN SPECIFIC GENRES, THEMES OR MODES

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Nine hours of literature at the 100 or 200 level.

Courses offered under this number offer intensive study of the development of a single genre, such as the epic, novel or biography; or of a particular literary mode, such as satire or tragedy; or of a recurring theme as it can be traced in various eras and cultures.

EDU

351

SPECIAL METHODS FOR INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS, ADOLESCENT/ MULTI-AGE TEACHERS

Four credit hours

The Division of Education offers a special section of EDU 351 through the English Department for students seeking licensure in English. Students enrolled in this section are required to enroll simultaneously in ENG 351, Research Methods for Teaching Integrated Language Arts, Adolescent and Young Adult (two credit hours) offered by the English Department. (See English Department website at http://www.bw.edu/academics/eng/.)

ENG

351

RESEARCH METHODS FOR TEACHING INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS, ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT

Two credit hours

Provides methodologies for researching literary texts, that is, how to identify and find criticism of those considered expert on a text, author, or period. Practice includes a research project, incorporation of research into the unit for methods, and incorporation of research into the methods field experience lesson plans. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 351, Special Methods for Integrated Language Arts, Adolescent/Multi-Age Teachers.

ENG

450

SEMINAR IN CREATIVE WRITING

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: ENG 307

A “Special Topics,” capstone seminar and workshop, primarily for students minoring and concentrating in Creative Writing.

ENG

463(I,D)

SEMINAR

One to four credit hours

Prerequisite: Written consent of the instructor.

Varied topics. May be counted toward "Advanced Studies in English" requirement.

ENG

491

DEPARTMENTAL THESIS/PROJECT

Credit hours to be arranged

See Departmental Thesis/Project, Section II

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