Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Courses

ENG 100 Reading for College in All Majors
Students will learn to read college-level texts critically, analytically, and efficiently. Students will engage with texts from a variety of disciplines. Offered fall and winter semesters. 3 credits.

ENG 105 Literatures in English
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Foundations - Philosophy & Literature requirement
An introduction to literatures written in English, organized around a theme, period, author, genre, or topic. All sections emphasize close reading, careful writing, and cultural understanding. Besides enhancing these foundational skills, the course will highlight the pleasures and excitements a lifetime of reading offers. Offered fall and winter semesters. 3 credits.

ENG 112 Much Ado About Shakespeare
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Foundations - Philosophy & Literature requirement
Love and cruelty. Loyalty and betrayal. Ambition. Jealousy. Madness. Engage a vast range of human emotions by reading plays from Shakespeare's major genres, by experiencing his works as produced for modern audiences, and by exploring the wonders of his poetry. The course typically includes attending a live, local performance. Fulfills Foundations - Philosophy and Literature. Offered fall and winter semesters. 3 credits.

ENG 115 Introduction to Science Fiction
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Foundations - Philosophy & Literature requirement
An introduction to science fiction literature, focusing primarily on texts from the late nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Examines the interaction between scientific change and the resulting ethical questions as depicted in fictional texts. Emphasis will be on short stories written by authors from diverse cultural backgrounds and contexts. Offered fall and winter semesters.

ENG 180 Special Topics in English
Studies of selected authors, concepts, movements, periods, theories, or genres. Topics will be announced in the class schedule and prerequisites may be listed. May be repeated for credit.

ENG 201 Foundations of Literacy Instruction
Study of the theoretical foundations of literacy instruction. Investigates current/historical theories of literacy, and contemporary trends in the practice of teaching literacy. Pedagogical application of linguistic and cognitive principles to decoding, encoding, and comprehension strategies for PK-6 children. Field experience required (five hours); students provide transportation; placements on bus line. Offered every semester. 3 credits.

ENG 203 World Literature 
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Foundations - Philosophy & Literature requirement
Readings of major drama, poetry, and novels from medieval times to the present, translated from major European and world languages. Authors such as Dante, Voltaire, Mann, Tolstoy, Kafka, Narayan, and Borges offer varied literary glimpses of foreign worlds. Fulfills Foundations - Philosophy and Literature. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 204 World Mythology
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Cultures - Global Perspectives requirement; English Elective Category C
A comparative look at myths, folk tales, and fairy tales and how they derive from, and work on, the mind of a culture, both socially and aesthetically. Examines these tales as works of art in their own right and also as metaphors expressing a society’s major values, themes, and preoccupations. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 215 Foundations of Literary Study: Genre
The course examines a variety of literary genres (including fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction) within and across a range of historical periods and cultural and national contexts. In addition to learning about genres, students will develop skills of close reading, textual support, intertextual analysis, and critical thinking. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150.  3 credits.

ENG 216 Foundations of Literary Study: Critical Approaches
This course will examine literary texts through the prism of different literary theories and other critical approaches and prepare students to undertake advanced literary interpretation and to produce literary critical writing. This course will enable students to connect literary texts and critical approaches to their historical and social contexts. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 220 British Literature I
-> Fulfills English Elective Category B; Historical Requirement - Literature Before 1700, 18th & 19th Century Literature
A survey of early British literature from Beowulf in the old English period through Chaucer in the middle English period, and such authors as Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton in the Renaissance. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 221 British Literature II
-> Fulfills English Elective Category B; Historical Requirement - 18th & 19th Century Literature, 19th & 20th Century Literature
A survey of later British literature from the Restoration and the Eighteenth century, the Romantic and Victorian periods, modernism, and contemporary Anglophone literature. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 225 American Literature I: to 1860
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - Literature Before 1700, 18th & 19th Century Literature
A survey of American literature from its beginnings to 1860. Significant attention will be given to the writings of women and minorities. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 226 American Literature II: from 1860
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - 18th & 19th Century Literature, 19th & 20th Century Literature
A survey of American literature from the Realist period to the present. Significant attention will be given to the writings of women and minorities. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 231 Early African American Literature
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Foundations - Philosophy & Literature requirement, Cultures - Global Perspectives requirement; English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - 18th-19th Century Literature
Analysis and discussion of discourse written by and about African Americans during the formative years of this nation. Emphasis will be placed on literary discourse as one means of defining African American consciousness and community, and understanding how African Americans’ communities of origin shaped African-American discursive expression. Cross-listed with AAA 231. Students may not receive credit for both classes. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 232 Modern African American Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - 19th & 20th Century Literature
Analysis and discussion of discourse by and about African Americans primarily written during the twentieth century. Emphasizes literary discourse as a means of defining African American consciousness and community and understanding how the communities African Americans inhabit shaped their discursive expression. Cross-listed with AAA 232. Students may not receive credit for both classes. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study
An introduction to the principles of linguistics and linguistic analysis, with a focus on the structure and use of English. Coverage includes phonology, morphology, syntax, descriptive and prescriptive grammar, language history, and language variation. Prerequisite for 300/400-level English courses in applied linguistics. Offered fall and winter semesters. 3 credits.

ENG 280 Special Topics in English
Studies of selected authors, concepts, movements, periods, theories, or genres. Topics will be announced in the class schedule and prerequisites may be listed. May be repeated for credit.

ENG 301 Reading and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
This course prepares teacher candidates to foster Pre-K to 6th grade students' reading comprehension, writing abilities, and academic vocabulary in interdisciplinary contexts across the content disciplines. Emphasizes the application of pedagogical content knowledge and assessment to inform instruction. Field experience required; students provide transportation. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and ENG 201. 3 credits.

ENG 302 Introduction to Language Arts: Teaching Writing and Children's Literature
Introduces important research and theory, teaching strategies, issues, and materials related to both children’s literature and the teaching of writing, particularly the connection between the two. Students will learn to use literature to foster children’s reading and writing development. Course may require a practicum or off-campus learning experience. Does not fulfill requirement or elective in English major or minor. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: Fulfillment of general education Foundations - Writing and one of: EDI 338EDI 339PED 265, or PED 266. 3 credits.

ENG 303 Studies in World Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category C
An in-depth comparative study of texts, themes, genres, and authors from literatures of the world in translation, including one or more from the following areas: Africa, Middle East, Asia, India, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and one literature course. 3 credits.

ENG 304 International Literature for Children and Young Adults
-> Fulfills English Elective Category C
A comparative study of texts, themes, and authors from children’s and young adults’ international literature in translation, including one or more texts from the following: Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, Canada, the Caribbean, and Eastern and Western Europe. A tutoring practicum or off-campus learning experience may be required. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and one literature course. 3 credits.

ENG 307 Teaching Writing: Elementary
-> Fulfills English Elective Category F
A study of the writing process and of current theories of rhetoric, discourse analysis, language acquisition, and reading, all applied to teaching writing on the elementary level. A tutoring practicum may be required, and students will also work on their own writing. Required for the Language Arts emphasis. Should be taken prior to College of Education admission. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and sophomore status. 3 credits.

ENG 308 Teaching Reading: The Necessary Skills
Application of linguistic principles to decoding and comprehension skills and to theories underlying the developmental and the language-experience approaches to teaching reading. Each student is required to tutor a pupil, administer an informal diagnostic test, and report on outside readings. Other off-campus learning experiences may be required. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and junior status. 3 credits.

ENG 309 Teaching Literature to Children
-> Fulfills English Elective Category F
Introduces to students the important materials (classic and contemporary), teaching strategies, issues, and research related to children’s literature, as well as guiding the reading of children. May include a practicum or off-campus learning experience. Should be taken prior to student teaching. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and sophomore status. 3 credits.

ENG 310 Teaching Writing: Secondary
-> Fulfills English Elective Category F
A study of the writing process and of current theories of rhetoric, discourse analysis, language acquisition, and reading at the secondary level. A tutoring practicum may be required, and students will also work on their own writing. Required for the secondary teacher certification English major. Should be taken prior to College of Education admission. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 311 Teaching Literature to Adolescents
-> Fulfills English Elective Category F
Introduces to students the important classic and contemporary materials (including works by women and writers of color and/or ethnic diversity), teaching strategies, issues, and research related to adolescent literature, as well as the criteria for guiding the reading of adolescents. May include a practicum or off-campus learning experience. Should be taken prior to student teaching. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 313 British Literature: Shakespeare
-> Fulfills English Elective Category B; Historical Requirement - Literature Before 1700
An in-depth study of the range of Shakespeare’s work in its historical and critical context, including selections from comedy, tragedy, history, romance, and poetry. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 314 Digital Literacies
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Issues - Information, Innovation or Technology requirement; English Elective Category D
Increasingly, literary production and consumption are occurring in digital spaces using digital tools. This course will foster students' abilities to critically interpret literary texts using digital tools. Students will study literary authorship, readership, and analysis from the inception of the printing press to the present. Cross-listed with DS 314. Fulfills Category D requirements. Offered winter and spring/summer semesters. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 3 credits.

ENG 320 Studies in Poetry
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
Focuses upon the formal properties of poetry and studies the conventions of the genre as it develops within or across historical periods and/or cultures. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: Two foundation courses or declared writing major or minor. 3 credits.

ENG 321 British Literature: Medieval
-> Fulfills English Elective Category B; Historical Requirement - Literature Before 1700
An in-depth study of selected texts, themes, and authors representative of British literature up to 1500. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Offered odd-numbered years, fall semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, and ENG 220. 3 credits.

ENG 322 British Literature: Renaissance
-> Fulfills English Elective Category B; Historical Requirement - Literature Before 1700
An in-depth study of selected texts, themes, and authors representative of British literature in the Renaissance. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Offered even-numbered years, winter semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, and ENG 220. 3 credits.

ENG 323 British Literature: 18th-Romantic
-> Fulfills English Elective Category B; Historical Requirement - 18th-19th Century Literature
An in-depth study of selected texts, themes, and authors of British literature from the Restoration through the Romantic period. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Offered even-numbered years, fall semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, and ENG 221. 3 credits.

ENG 324 British Literature: Victorian-Present
-> Fulfills English Elective Category B; Historical Requirement - 18th-19th Century Literature, 19th-20th Century Literature
An in-depth study of texts, themes, and authors representative of British literature and post Colonial Anglophone literature from the Victorian period through the present. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Offered odd-numbered years, winter semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, and ENG 221. 3 credits.

ENG 325 American Literature to 1800
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - 18th-19th Century Literature
Intensive study of major authors, literary movements, and themes from America’s precolonial beginnings through the Revolution. Topics may include Native American myth and poetry; literature of discovery and conquest; Puritan writings; autobiography; captivity and slave narratives; literature of Revolution and the new Republic; and early American poetry, drama, and fiction. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Offered odd-numbered years, fall semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, and ENG 225. 3 credits.

ENG 326 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - 18th-19th Century Literature
Intensive study of major authors, literary movements, and themes from the post Revolutionary War Period to 1900. Topics may include the American Renaissance; Transcendentalism; Realism; Local Color Writers; African American slave narratives and autobiographies; the Civil War; Naturalism; and developments in nineteenth-century literary genres. May be repeated for credit if the content varies. Offered even-numbered years, winter semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, and ENG 225. 3 credits.

ENG 327 Modern American Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
Intensive study of major authors, literary movements, and themes from 1900 to 1945. Topics may include Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, the Wasteland Generation; Literature of American Expatriates; New York City; the South; the West; the Depression; World Wars I and II; and developments in modern literary genres. Offered even-numbered years, fall semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, and ENG 226. 3 credits.

ENG 328 Contemporary American Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
Study of established and emerging authors, literary movements, genres, or themes since 1945. Students will consider questions of what defines "American" through examination of cultural, historical, and political contexts that define US-American contemporary period, e.g. Cold War, 9/11, borderlands/identities, globalization, social justice movements, race. Offered odd-numbered years, winter semester. Prerequisites: ENG 215, ENG 216, or ENG 261. 3 credits.

ENG 330 Studies in Fiction
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
Focuses on the formal properties of fiction and studies the conventions of the genre as it develops within or across historical periods and/or cultures. May be repeated for credit if the content varies. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: Any two foundation courses or declared writing major or minor. 3 credits.

ENG 331 Comics & Graphic Novels in Contemporary Culture
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Issues - Information, Innovation or Technology requirement; English Elective Category D
This course examines the comics medium and its role in popular culture and academic studies. Students read and analyze historical and contemporary comics from varying genres, learn the formal elements of comics, consider the possibilities and limitations of the medium, and critique representations of race, class, and gender within comics. Offered spring/summer semester. 3 credits.

ENG 334 American Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults
-> Fulfills English Elective Category A
An examination of American multicultural literature for children and young adults, such as African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Native-American literatures. This service-learning course requires service-reading, dramatic presentations, or other creative ways of engaging the community with literature. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and junior standing. 3 credits.

ENG 335 Literature of American Minorities
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Cultures - US Diversity requirement, Issues - Identity requirement; English Elective Category A
Studies the importance and variety of literature by American minorities, such as African American, Native American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and other minority or marginalized authors. Emphasis will be on multiplicity of literary voices, social-historical contexts, and themes of negotiating identity between/among majority and minority cultures. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and junior standing. 3 credits.

ENG/WGS 336 Lesbian, Gay and Queer Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
This interdisciplinary course makes use of literary, historical, and social scientific theories and methods in an in-depth study of lesbian, gay, and queer literature with attention to historical and cultural context. Literature may include literary classics, pulp fiction, postcolonial literature, feminist fiction and postmodern narratives. Cross-listed with WGS 336. Students may not receive credit for both classes. Offered winter semester of even-numbered years. 3 credits.

ENG 337 Contemporary Black Literature 
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Cultures - Global Perspectives requirement, Issues - Identity requirement; English Elective Category D; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
Studies the importance and variety of literature by Black authors from Africa, the Americas, and/or Afro Europe since 1975. Texts written earlier than 1975 are used to consider influential historical and/or social events, trends and themes, literary styles, innovative uses of popular culture, and/or expression of the experience of marginality. Cross-listed with AAA 337. Students may not receive credit for both classes. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 3 credits.

ENG 340 Studies in Drama
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
Focuses on the formal properties of drama and studies the conventions of the genre as it develops within or across historical periods and/or cultures. May be repeated for credit if the content varies. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: Two foundation courses or declared writing major or minor. 3 credits.

ENG 355 Teaching English Learners, PK-6
Prepares pre-service PK-6 teachers to meet the needs of English learners. Focus on how second languages are learned; the cultural, linguistic, and affective factors that influence the process; and research-based pedagogy for promoting ELs' academic language and literacy development across content areas. Field placement required. Fulfills Cultures - Global Perspectives. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: ENG 201. 3 credits.

ENG 360 Studies in Nonfiction
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
Focuses on the formal properties of one or more nonfictional genre as the genre develops within or across historical periods and/or cultures. May be repeated for credit if the content varies. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: Two foundation courses or declared writing major or minor. 3 credits.

ENG 362 History of the English Language
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Examination of the external and internal history of the English language from Old English to present day English. Investigation of regional and social varieties of English and the question of usage in the context of cultural change. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: ENG 261. 3 credits.

ENG 363 Applied Linguistics
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Application of contemporary linguistic theory and research to issues in language, literacy, and learning. Consideration of first and second language acquisition, literacy, bilingualism, ESL, language variation including gender and nonstandard dialects, language pedagogy, and language attitudes and their relevance to classroom practices. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: ENG 261. 3 credits.

ENG 364 Sociolinguistics
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Study of sociolinguistic theories investigating the interaction of language and society. An examination of the social and cultural aspects of language and language use: social stratification, power, gender, race, ethnicity, class, geographic origins, and networks. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: ENG 261. 3 credits.

ENG 365 Teaching English as a Second Language
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Examination of the relevant issues of language, culture, and methodology for teachers of ESL students. Consideration of first and second language acquisition theory, language politics, second language teaching methodologies, and the classroom application of these issues. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: ENG 261. 3 credits.

ENG 366 English Grammar and Usage
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
A survey of the grammatical structure of English. The course helps students develop the ability to identify, understand, and analyze various syntactic properties of English, examines the historical and current contexts of teaching English in K-12/ESL settings, and explores the relationship between grammar and other areas of English study. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: ENG 261 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 378 Contemporary Latin American Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category C; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
A survey of Latin American literature of the past three decades, in English translation, taking in a variety of nations, regions, and cultures, including Afro-Latin and indigenous voices. Genres include the novel, the short story, poetry, drama, testimonial narrative, speeches, folklore, and film. Cross-listed with SPA 378 and LAS 378. Students may not receive credit for more than one class. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and one literature course. 3 credits.

ENG 380 Topics in Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
Studies of selected authors, concepts, movements, periods, theories, or genres. Topics will be announced in the class schedule and prerequisites may be listed. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: One literature foundation course. 3 credits.

ENG 382 Literature and the Environment
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
Focuses on literature that engages with the relationship between human beings and the natural world. Includes literary nonfiction, nature poetry, environmental fiction, and other forms of literature that illuminate both human and nonhuman nature. Attention is also given to the effects and consequences of human and non-human interaction. Part of the Sustainability Issue. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and junior standing. 3 credits.

ENG 383 ``Make It New'': Literary Modernism
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
From the cafes and “little magazines” of Paris emerged writers forging a new way to express the new realities of the twentieth century. Exploration of the literature in its cultural context. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 384 Literature of War
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Issues - Human Rights requirement; English Elective Category D
This course uses literary texts to explore the representations of war and conflict from a variety of perspectives. Works may include short stories, novels, poetry, nonfiction essays, or memoir. Ultimately, this course will examine how we write about war and ask how or if violence can become art. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: Junior standing and WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 386 Literary Responses to Death and Dying
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Issues - Health requirement; English Elective Category D
Study of literary texts that examine attitudes, practices, and beliefs surrounding death and dying, from multiple perspectives, including personal experience, across cultures, and historically. Studies associated issues such as illness, grief, mourning, memorials, and responses to national tragedies. Works may include poetry, memoir, drama, fiction, nonfiction, myth, and other arts. Part of the Health Issue. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150 and junior standing. 3 credits.

ENG 388 Emigration & Immigration in Contemporary World Literature
-> Fulfills Gen Ed Issues - Issues requirement; Fulfills English Elective Category C; Historical Requirement - 19th-20th Century Literature
This course examines how different kinds of emigration and immigration - from formerly colonized regions to the developed countries of the West and between formerly colonized countries - are depicted in 20th and 21st century World Literature. Part of the Identity Issue. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 3 credits.

ENG 390 Topics in Language and Rhetoric
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Variable content. Course will focus on a problem (or problems) in the history or structure of English, or on a specific problem in the practice or theory of rhetoric. Among such topics are the following: dialects, Black English, artificial languages (Esperanto-Newspeak), semantics, and language and politics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 392 Language and Power
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Examines language as a means of achieving personal and cultural freedom and as a tool for controlling and oppressing others. Students study various theories of language use and explore the tension between our right to use language freely and our need to protect ourselves from the way others use language. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: WRT 150. 3 credits.

ENG 399 Independent Studies
Before registration, the student must arrange for supervision by a faculty member and submit a contract (available in the English office) specifying the scope of the proposed study. No more than three credits in ENG 399 may be applied to the major or minor. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: WRT 150. Prior approval of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 400 Critical Issues in K-12 Literacy
-> Fulfills English Elective Category F
Integrates theories of teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening for K-12 English Language Learners, African American Vernacular English or other dialect speakers, students of color, and students who live in poverty. May include a tutoring practicum or off-campus learning experience. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: ENG 307 and 308 for ELA; ENG 302 and 308 for CSAT; ENG 310 for Secondary. 3 credits.

ENG 401 Languages, Literacies and Cultures
This course prepares students to provide culturally sustaining English Language Arts instruction. The course offers PK-6 teacher candidates the tools they need to build curricular bridges between students' home cultures, literacies, and languages and the English Language Arts. Field experience required; students provide transportation; some placements on bus line. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: ENG 301 and EDR 320. 3 credits.

ENG 436 Women and Literature
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
An in-depth study of major women writers and their historical, cultural, and artistic contributions. Significant attention will be given to the writings of minorities. Offered in winter semester of even-numbered years. Prerequisites: Completion of foundation courses and one 300-level literature course. 3 credits.

ENG 440 Studies in Major Author(s)
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
An in-depth study of one or two major literary figures, with an emphasis on biography, major works, and influence. Offered even-numbered years, fall semester. Prerequisites: Completion of foundation courses and one 300-level literature course. May be repeated for credit if content varies. 3 credits.

ENG 445 Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory
-> Fulfills English Elective Category D
An in-depth study of critical and theoretical approaches to literature, with an emphasis on the development of theories of literature from classicism to postmodernism. Offered odd-numbered years, winter semester. Prerequisites: Completion of foundation courses and one 300-level literature course. 3 credits.

ENG 461 Language and Gender
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Examination of theoretical approaches to the dynamics of language and gender. Investigation of the relationship of language and gender with social categories such as age, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Application of social and linguistic theories to analyses of data with particular attention to contexts of the classroom, workplace, and media. Cross-listed with WGS 461. Students may not receive credit for both classes. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: ENG 261. 3 credits.

ENG 465 Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Examination of current theory, research, and practice in second language literacy development. Students will gain an understanding of the cognitive, linguistic, and sociocultural factors involved in learning to read and write in a second language, and develop informed practices for teaching second language readers and writers at different levels. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: ENG 261. 3 credits.

ENG 467 Language Disorders and English Literacy
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
An examination of common speech/language disorders in the school-aged population having an impact on English literacy acquisition. Investigation of interface between ESL and language disorders, compounded by language attrition. Application to classroom communication skills, acquisition of literacy, and working with other school professionals. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: PSY 304 for CSAT majors, ENG 261 for ENG majors, and (ENG 261 or PSY 304 or PSY 305) for non-ENG and non-CSAT majors. 3 credits.

ENG 469 ESL Practicum Seminar
-> Fulfills English Elective Category E
Practicum experience for those interested in teaching second language learners of English. Focus on integrating ESL theory with practice and implementing instructional approaches that support literacy and academic development of ESL learners. Emphasis on reflective practices and development of critical perspectives. Does not lead to State of Michigan teaching certification. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: ENG 465. 3 credits.

ENG 490 Internship
A supervised work experience in an area of a student’s potential career interest. Initiated by the student, who plans the work experience with the advisor, the faculty sponsor chosen to supervise the internship, and the supervisor at the worksite. As a rough guide, the student should expect to spend 45 hours per semester in the internship and supporting academic work for each credit awarded. Credit is awarded only when the student, the faculty sponsor, and the work supervisor have completed evaluations of the internship. Offered every semester. 3 credits.

ENG 495 Literature and Language (Capstone)
This course will be a culminating experience for all English majors. Students will reflect on their experience as English majors, create a senior project, and present their findings at a departmental conference. Prerequisites: English foundation courses and senior standing. 3 credits.

ENG 499 Advanced Scholarly Writing Project
Advanced, supervised work on a substantial piece of scholarly writing, such as the conversion of a seminar paper to a publishable article. Students register for this course upon recommendation of a faculty member. May not be used to fulfill 400-level course requirement for language and literature emphasis. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Graduate Courses

ENG 600 Graduate Literary Studies Seminar
This course will introduce graduate students to current literary studies by explicating historical changes in the field of English in both literary content and critical discourse. Students will explore these changes by studying key concepts in the discipline and by completing a research project. Offered every year. 3 credits.

ENG 603 Seminar in British Literature
Aims at a synthesis of the development of British literature through a study of important literary themes, examining them closely in major works representative of the periods of British literature. Seminar presentation and research paper are required of each student. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 605 Seminar in American Literature
Aims at a synthesis of the development of American literature through a study of important literary themes, examining them closely in major works representative of the periods of American literature. Seminar presentation and research paper are required of each student. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 612 Women Writers
An in-depth study of selected works of women writers with attention to the literary and social contexts in which they wrote. Issues concerning the development of literature written by women and its status with regard to the canon will be addressed. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 614 Literature of American Ethnic Minorities
An in-depth study of selected pieces of African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American or immigrant American literature. Issues concerning the development of minority literature and its status with regard to the canon will be addressed. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 616 World Literature in English 
A varied and dynamic body of literary writing in English has emerged from formerly British territories in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. This course will explore the emergence and characteristics of world literature in English. It will also examine the latter’s relationship to the canons of British and American literature. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 624 Genre Studies
Intensive study of the historical development of a selected genre (poetry, drama, fiction, literary nonfiction) and of the nature of the genre, focusing on selected works. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Offered every year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 632 Summer Invitational Writing Institute
The Summer Invitational Institute gathers teachers, grades K-16, to develop presentations based on their best practices in teaching writing, to facilitate analysis of current research in the teaching of writing and to help teachers to better link their work as writers to work as teachers of writing. Offered spring/summer semester. Prerequisites: Application and interview. 3 credits.

ENG 633 Advanced Writing
An intensive writing course designed to help teachers develop their own writing using various forms of creative and expository writing. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 651 Literary Period Seminar
Intensive study of a period of British, American, or world literature. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Offered every year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 655 History of Literary Criticism and Theory
A study of literary criticism and theory from all major historical periods (Greek, Roman, medieval, Renaissance, Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Late Nineteenth Century), and of the various modern and contemporary schools. Emphasis on philosophical assumptions underlying literary theories and on application of critical approaches to literary works. Offered every other year (odd-numbered years). Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits. 

ENG 660 Principles of Educational Linguistics
An introduction to contemporary linguistics and how linguistic concepts are used in educational contexts. Major component areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, language variation, and language acquisition will be examined. Pedagogical relevance and implications for teaching are an integral part of linguistic analysis. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.-AL program. 3 credits.

ENG 661 Author or Topic Seminar
Intensive study of a work (or works) of a single author or focused literary topic. Offered every year. Prerequisites: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit when content varies. 3 credits.

ENG 662 Pedagogical Grammar
An advanced course in contemporary grammatical analysis of English. The course focuses on both descriptive and prescriptive properties of English, primarily in the generative-transformational framework, and addresses pedagogical issues in the teaching of grammar to English learners in various contexts. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: ENG 660 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 663 Shakespeare Seminar
An in-depth study of selected plays, focusing on historical context, interpretive methods, and the development of Shakespeare’s genius. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor. 3 credits.

ENG 664 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
Introduction to major concepts, theories, findings, and research methods in sociolinguistics as they relate to second and foreign language teaching. Topics include language variation and change; standards, attitudes, and ideologies; world Englishes; language policy and planning; identity; and socialization. Focus on implications for teaching English in domestic and international contexts. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: ENG 667. 3 credits.

ENG 665 Second Language Acquisition
An examination of the major theories of second language acquisition and various factors that influence the learning process among different age groups of learners from different first language backgrounds. The relationship between SLA research and its pedagogical implications for teachers is also addressed. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: ENG 667. 3 credits.

ENG 667 Introduction to Applied Linguistics Research 
An introduction to empirical research in applied linguistics. Critical reading of published research in the field, study of qualitative and quantitative research design, methodology and analysis, and writing of research reports are essential components of the course. Course offered fall semester. Prerequisite: ENG 660 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits.

ENG 668 Second Language Assessment
An examination of the basic concepts in language testing, with special focus on K-12 and adult learners of English as a second language. Areas of coverage include test selection, evaluation, development, and application. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be addressed, though the latter are the primary concern. Required of those seeking Michigan ESL endorsement. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 660 or equivalent. 3 credits.

ENG 669 Teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Exploration of second language learning theories and pedagogy of teaching English as an additional language in domestic and international contexts. The course addresses theoretical foundations of language learning and the implications for instructional practice and considers critical issues in English language teaching. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: ENG 660 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits.

ENG 670 World Englishes: History and Variation 
Examination of the external and internal history of the English language from Old English to present day English with emphasis on the development, change, and variation of regional and social varieties of World Englishes. Includes linguistic and textual analyses of corpora, social media, dictionaries, grammars, and other resources. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: ENG 667.

ENG 675 Second Language Reading and Writing
Exploration of major issues in the teaching of second language (L2) reading and writing in a variety of instructional contexts. Students will gain insight into the characteristics and needs of diverse second language learners and develop informed practices for teaching second language reading and writing at different levels. Offered fall semester.  Prerequisite: ENG 669.

ENG 679 Practicum
Practicum experience in teaching or administrative contexts, domestic or international, where students serve as English language specialists. Focus on integrating theory and practice and the implementation of informed approaches to instruction, assessment, curriculum development, or program design. Emphasis on reflection and development of critical perspectives. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: ENG 669 and ENG 675 (ENG 675 may be taken concurrently).

ENG 680 Special Topics in English
Study of selected topics. Topics will be announced in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit. Offered upon sufficient demand. 1-4 credits.

ENG 693 Master's Project
The culminating experience for MA-AL candidates who choose the Capstone (non-thesis) option. Students will design and develop a project in applied linguistics, which they will present publicly at a departmental conference. Course offered winter semester. Prerequisites: Students must complete 27 credits of M.A. in applied linguistics coursework prior to taking ENG 693 and complete the Responsible Conduct of Research Training within last three years. 3 credits.

ENG 695 Master's Thesis
Preparation of thesis for M.A. degree, Track 2. Carried out under supervision of thesis director. A student preparing a thesis must register for at least one credit per semester (including spring/summer) and must have registered for a total of at least six credits before scheduling thesis defense. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: Completion of 27 credits, approval of thesis proposal, and completion of the Responsible Conduct of Research Training within last three years. 3 credits.

ENG 696 Continuation of Master's Project of Thesis Research
Continuation of work related to the master's project or thesis phase of the graduate student's program. Registration is required after all respective project or thesis credits are completed and the project or thesis is not completed. Work will be performed under the supervision of the project advisor or thesis committee chair. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: Completion of all required project or thesis credits and completion of the Responsible Conduct of Research Training within last three years. 1 credit.

ENG 697 Professional Learning
Graduate credit awarded for professional learning acquired through non-credit courses, structured, non-credit professional development programs, and professional work experiences. 1-3 credits.

ENG 699 Independent Study
Independent supervised study of selected topics not usually covered in available courses. Offered upon demand. Prior to registration, the student must arrange for supervision by a faculty member and submit a contract (available in the English Department) specifying the scope of the proposed study. No more than three credits of ENG 699 may be applied toward the M.A. degree. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-3 credits.