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ENGL 1310 - Introduction to Academic Writing
English
Intensive study of grammar and usage, and development of analytical and writing skills necessary for college level courses. Students must earn a grade of at least “C” for admission to the first core curriculum English course: ENGL 1341– The Classical Tradition: Literature and Composition I. The 3 credit hours for 1310 do not fulfill any core curriculum requirement in English. They may, however, count toward the total number of hours required for graduation.


ENGL 1311 - The Culture of Writing
English
This course is intended to aid students in their transition into an academic culture that depends on writing for much of its most important communication. The course will include the review and application of principles and techniques of effective writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Mendenhall Summer Institute. Co-Requisite: MATH 1325.


ENGL 1341 - The Classical Tradition: Literature & Composition I
English
Major Works of Greek and Roman lyric, drama, narrative and rhetoric, and their enduring presence. Techniques of academic writing and the principles of rhetoric. ENGL 1342 must be taken after 1341, but before ENGL 2312.


ENGL 1342 - The Middle Ages & Renaissance: Literature & Composition II
English
Medieval and Renaissance lyric, drama and narrative, and their abiding relevance. Techniques of research writing.


ENGL 2312 - The Modern World: Literature & Composition III
English
Representative literature from the Early Modern period to the present day, including works from non–Western perspectives. Continued application of principles of academic writing.


ENGL 2333 - HS American Film
English



ENGL 3303 - American Short Story
English



ENGL 3306 - Modern Catholic Writers
English
Study of the authors whose Catholicism makes up a significant component of their works. Works studies may range from the nineteenth to the twenty–first century and may include all genres. May focus on the early twentieth century English Catholic literary revival. Authors may include Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Claudel, von le Fort, Bernanos, Waugh, Tolkien, Flannery O'Connor, and Walker Percy.


ENGL 3307 - Creative Writing: Poetry
English
Workshop on writing poetry; emphasis on discussion of students’ writing. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: permission of faculty member.


ENGL 3308 - Creative Writing: Fiction
English
Workshop on writing fiction; emphasis on discussion of students’ writing. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: permission of faculty member.


ENGL 3309 - Modern Irish Literature
English
Study of Irish poetry, fiction, and drama from the Irish Revival/Modern period through the contemporary renaissance.


ENGL 3310 - Chaucer
English
The Canterbury Tales; the nature of Chaucer’s literary achievements.


ENGL 3312 - Perspectives in World Literature
English
An overview of Classical, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern world literature, focusing on the abiding impact of this literature across and within cultures. For students with 6–9 credit hours of transferred English core credit only.


ENGL 3314 - Development of the Novel
English
A study of the early development of the novel in English, from Richardson through Austen. May include study of works of Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Goldsmith, and others; may also include study of works of precursors such as Defoe.


ENGL 3316 - Shakespeare
English
A selection of comedies, tragedies, history plays and romances; intellectual and social backgrounds; the theater milieu.


ENGL 3318 - Opening to Transcendence:Rediscovering Symbol
English
What images and symbols express the tensions inherent in human existence: body and spirit; time and eternity; good and evil? The Catholic tradition within literature and art.


ENGL 3320 - Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose
English
A selection of Early Renaissance writings from More through Hooker; emphasis on the high achievements of the 1580s and 1590s in the Age of Elizabeth.


ENGL 3324 - Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose
English
A selection of Late Renaissance writings; emphasis on Donne, Jonson and their followers in “metaphysical” and neoclassical poetry; major contributions to devotional and secular prose.


ENGL 3326 - Milton
English
Intensive study of Paradise Lost; minor works and selected prose; Milton as Puritan and Humanist.


ENGL 3330 - The Augustan Age
English
Major works of Dryden, Pope and Swift; selected plays of the Restoration and 18th century; intellectual background and aesthetic theory of the Enlightenment.


ENGL 3335 - Professional Writing and Editing
English
Provides historical and theoretical background in professional writing and editing, including editing in literary and organizational settings. Explores professional writing’s emergence as a field of scholarship and practice.


ENGL 3336 - Creative Writing: Memoir
English
Workshop on memoir writing; emphasis on discussion of students' writing. Limited enrollment.


ENGL 3337 - Creative Writing: Play Writing
English
Workshop on play writing; emphasis on discussion of students' writing and attention to the performative dimensions of dramatic writing, including the composition of dialogue as well as construction of character, situation, and plot. Limited enrollment.


ENGL 3340 - English Romantic Poets
English
Selected works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats and Shelley; historical and intellectual backgrounds; aesthetic theory.


ENGL 3344 - Victorian Poetry
English
Selected works of Tennyson, Arnold, Browning and some notable minor poets; historical and intellectual backgrounds; aesthetic theory.


ENGL 3345 - Nineteenth Century Novel
English
Study of the British novel from Jane Austen to Joseph Conrad. Authors may include the Brontes, Dickens, George Eliot, Hardy, and others.


ENGL 3368 - Engl Novel 19-C
English



ENGL 3380 - Introduction to Film and Literature
English
A study of film as literary text and the primary form of dramatic presentation in contemporary culture. The course will offer students the opportunity to view film masterpieces in various genres as well as adaptations of major theatrical or literary works in a seminar format. Students will be introduced to the critical apparatus necessary to view motion pictures as a literary medium.


ENGL 4191 - Internship in English
English
A one semester internship in advanced writing and/or editing under the supervision of the department.


ENGL 4192 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in English
English
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


ENGL 4193 - Special Topics in English
English
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.


ENGL 4199 - Senior Thesis/Writing Portfolio
English
A one hour credit appended to any appropriate upper division course, required of all English majors before graduation. The research project or the writing portfolio includes oral presentation to a jury of professors and peers. This final writing project and oral presentation is designed as a part of the major's capstone experience. Prerequisites: [9 Hrs ENGL (Lower Div Core) & Instructor's Consent] OR [6 Hrs ENGL Transfer Credit, ENGL 3312, & Instructor's Consent].


ENGL 4292 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in English
English
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


ENGL 4293 - Special Topics in English
English
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.


ENGL 4307 - Advanced Creative Writing
English
This course will be offered every other year for undergraduate and graduate students who plan to attend graduate school in creative writing, or who simply prefer an advanced workshop in which to hone skills as a poet or fiction writer.


ENGL 4308 - Scientific and Technical Writing
English
A project-based engagement with the conventions and standards of scientific and technical writing, with application to several fields, including engineering and applied mathematics.


ENGL 4310 - American Literature I
English
Selected works of the Colonial and Romantic period, with emphasis on Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, Franklin, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville and Frederick Douglass. An exploration of the Puritan Vision (and critics of it) as well as Transcendentalism and the evolution of distinctively American literature.


ENGL 4311 - American Literature II
English
Growth of realism and naturalism. The impact of the two world wars. A detailed study of contemporary writers.


ENGL 4314 - Modern Poetry
English
Selected works of major and minor English and American poets; emphasis on Yeats, Eliot and Stevens.


ENGL 4319 - Shakespearean Topics
English
Focused study of selected aspects of Shakespeare dramatic artistry and influence; organized around special topics, genres, or themes.


ENGL 4320 - Modern Drama
English
Selected plays and major trends from Ibsen to contemporary dramatists.


ENGL 4323 - Literary Magazine
English
A production class, responsible for publication of the English Department’s formal literary magazine. Activities include solicitation of works, editing, page layout, graphic design and negotiation with printers. Permission of faculty member required.


ENGL 4324 - Modern British Novel
English
Study of the British novel from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.


ENGL 4325 - Modern American Novel
English
Study of the American novel from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.


ENGL 4326 - Advanced Rhetoric
English
Study and application of rhetoric from both historical and practical perspectives. Includes reading and discussion of major texts that address patterns of discourse, communication, and other issues of rhetoric in a classical and a modern context.


ENGL 4327 - Austen
English
Study of the novels of Jane Austen as set in their relevant historical, cultural, and literary context.


ENGL 4328 - Dickens
English
Study of the novels of Charles Dicke11s as set in their relevant historical, cultural, and literary context.


ENGL 4329 - Hardy
English
Study of the novels of Thomas Hardy as set in their relevant historical, cultural, and literary context.


ENGL 4334 - Feature Magazine (Thoroughfare)
English
A collaborative production class, responsible for publication of the English Department's feature magazine (Thoroughfare). Activities include solicitation of submissions, editing, page layout, graphic design, and negotiation with printers.


ENGL 4339 - Dante
English
Intensive study of the poetry of Dante Alighieri, read in translation, including La Vita Nuova together with the three canticles of the Commedia: the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.


ENGL 4340 - Literary Criticism
English



ENGL 4350 - Special Topics
English



ENGL 4353 - UT Stereotype of Women
English



ENGL 4360 - Advanced Writing (Non-Fiction)
English
Instruction and practice in writing for various purposes and audiences. The skill of editing and critiquing as a means of improving writing skills.


ENGL 4391 - Internship in English: Writing/Editing
English
A one–semester internship in advanced writing and editing under the supervision of the department. Prerequisite: permission of faculty member.


ENGL 4392 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in English
English
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


ENGL 4393 - Special Topics in English
English
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.


ENGL 4398 - Capstone in Writing: Advanced Writing Workshop & Senior Thesis
English
Provides the capstone experience for synthesizing the English major with the Writing concentration; includes worskshopping of senior thesis projects in the Writing concentration and their development through successive drafts to completion.


ENGL 4399 - Capstone in Literature: Literary Criticism & Senior Thesis
English
Provides the capstone experience for synthesizing the English major with the Literature concentration; includes study of selected traditions of literary criticism relevant to developing, researching, and writing of senior thesis projects in the Literature concentration.


ENGL 4492 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in English
English
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


ENGL 4493 - Special Topics in English
English
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.


ENGL 5350 - Special Topics
English



ENGL 5380 - Introduction to Film as Literature
English
A study of film as literary text and the primary form of dramatic presentation in contemporary culture. The course will offer students the opportunity to view film masterpieces in various genres as well as adaptations of major theatrical or literary works in a seminar format. Students will be introduced to the critical apparatus necessary to view motion pictures as a literary medium.


ENGL 6493 - Special Topics in English
English
Selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.




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