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ENGL-020  Literary Magazine

Editing the college literary magazine, Camas. Planning, soliciting submissions, making selections, preparing manuscripts for printing. 1 credit (EL)

ENGL-120  Literary Magazine

Editing the college literary magazine, Camas. Planning, soliciting submissions, making selections, preparing manuscripts for printing. For departmental majors only. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit (may be repeated for up to 4 credits)

ENGL-125  English Grammar

For students who need an introduction to or a refresher in English grammar, including parts of speech, phrases, basic sentence patterns, tense, mood, and punctuation. 2 credits

ENGL-200  Introduction To Creative Writing

A beginning course in creative writing. Introduces students to writing in various genres by means of creative exercises and assignments, workshops, and individual conferences. May include poetry, fiction, plays, and creative non-fiction. 4 credits (CS)

ENGL-240  British Literature I: Middle Ages To 1860

Writers and works from the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English traditions, continuing through early modern, Elizabethan, and early seventeenth-century developments. Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of the instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ENGL-241  British Literature II: Restoration Through 19th Century

Introduction to literature created in English from the Restoration to 1901. Exploration of historical contexts and effects of linguistic and literary change, including writers and works from the Restoration, Eighteenth century, the Romantics and Victorians. Prerequisite: INQS 125. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. (CS)

ENGL-250  Poetry, Prose, and Plays

Introduction to literary genres through texts addressing particular theme. Emphasis on developing close reading skills central to literary analysis. Practice in writing effective papers about literature. Repeatable only for non-English Department majors. 4 credits (CS)

ENGL-260  Transatlantic Literature

Examination of themes finding expression over a broad historical reach in the Anglo-American literary tradition. May include works of global literature beyond or outside that tradition. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

ENGL-270  Western American Literature

Investigation into literatures and cultural issues of the American West. Study of significant western writers. May include Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Wallace Stegner, Maxine Hon Kingston, H.L. Davis, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ken Kesey or others. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS or VP or US)

ENGL-275  Critical Methods of Literary Study

Formal initiation of majors and minors in both literature and creative writing to critical and aesthetic analysis of literary texts. Concentrated practice in close reading of major works in various genres, as well as exploration of different critical methodologies. Should be completed before the start of the junior year. 4 credits.

ENGL-279  Portfolio

Initial portfolio course for English and Creative Writing major. Documents progress toward learning outcomes of major. Students should register for course with departmental academic advisor. 1 credit. (S/U)

ENGL-285  Puritans To Postmoderns: First Contact To Lasting Contact

Introduction to sweep of U.S. literature from its pre-Columbian precursors through British colonial period, establishment of new nation, American Renaissance, Ages of Realism, Naturalism and Modernism, Post-World War II experimentation that have produced contemporary literary scene (including advent of postmodernism). Emphasis on themes involving nature, transformative impact of modernity, increasingly diverse chorus of voices commensurate with expansion of democratic ideals. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisites: INQS 125. Offered spring. 4 credits. (CS or US)

ENGL-300  Women Writers (also Listed As GENS 300)

Examination of literary works by women writing in English across the globe. Study of the relationship between dominant literary traditions and the politics of gender as a source of constriction and aspiration. Exploration of the impacts of race, class, religion, nationality and sexual orientation upon conceptions of the female. Close reading, literary analysis, and exploration of feminist theory. Prerequisite: INQS 125. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

ENGL-301  Global Encounters

Exploration of major works of world literature dealing with a particular theme, subject, or cultural legacy. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. No more than 8 credits may be counted toward departmental majors/minors. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

ENGL-304  Environmental Literature

Introduction to nature writing and its lessons about the environment. Practice in writing in the genre. Authors studied include Annie Dillard, Gary Snyder, John McPhee, Mary Austin, Edward Abbey, and Aldo Leopold. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 3 credits (CS or UQ)

ENGL-305  Diverse Voices In Literary Expression

Literary works addressing issues of race, gender, class, minority experience, or national literatures besides those of the U.S. or England. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS or UQ or GP)

ENGL-307  Contemporary Writers

Exploration of works of contemporary literature dealing with a particular theme, subject, school, or region. An emphasis on reading for technique and reading as writers, especially recommended for creative writing majors and minors. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits. Offered fall of even-numbered years. (CS)

ENGL-315  Academic Writing & Consulting

Continued instruction and experience in academic writing (two hours/week) combined with work as a staff member in the Linfield Writing Center (four hours/week). College writing across the disciplines, writing strategies, effective interpersonal communication in helping others write, practical understanding of the intricacies of English. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-316  Reading and Writing Poetry

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of poetry writing. Reading of modern poets and study of genre. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: 200 or consent of instructor. 4 credits

ENGL-317  Reading and Writing Fiction

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of fiction writing, especially the short story. Reading of modern fiction writers and study of various fictional genres. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: 200 or consent of instructor. 4 credits

ENGL-318  Reading and Writing Scripts

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of writing dramatic fiction in script form for films, television, or stage. Conventions of dramatic structure, character development, dialogue, form, and current practice. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: 200 or consent of instructor. 4 credits

ENGL-319  Reading & Writing Literary Nonfiction

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of literary nonfiction writing. Reading of modern and contemporary literary nonfiction writers and study of various forms within the genre, including memoir, personal essay, lyric essay, literary journalism, cultural critique, etc. Prerequisite: 200 or consent of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits

ENGL-321  Advanced Topics In Creative Writing Workshop

Upper-level course in the reading and practice of imaginative writing in one or more genres. Specific topics may focus on a particular genre, such as the lyric poem or the novella; themes such as "Borderlands" or "Parties and Gatherings"; or techniques and methods such as "The Researched Narrative," "The First Person," or "Style in the Imaginative Sentence." May be repeated once for major credit. Prerequisite: 200 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ENGL-325  Literary Genres

Focus on one genre, such as the novel, drama, poetry, autobiography, short story, or epic. History and characteristics of the genre with readings and analysis of significant examples. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ENGL-327  Introduction To Film (also Listed As MSCM 327)

The tools of visual literacy. Responding to and evaluating cinema as art and as mass communication. The vocabulary of film-making and film criticism. Sample topics: genre analysis, directorial study, international film industry, film narrative. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits.

ENGL-330  Major Figures

Focus on the work of one writer such as John Milton or Virgina Woolf, or two closely connected writers such as W. B. Yeats and James Joyce, or Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. May be repeated once for credit with different writers. Prerequisite: INQS 125 and completion of at least one literature course or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS, MWI)

ENGL-340  Epic & Romance

Writers and works from the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English traditions, reflecting the medieval outlook from Beowulf to Chaucer to Malory. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-341  Sex and Power In The Renaissance

Investigation of erotic, religious, and political desire in literary texts from 1500- 1660. Exploration of representative Renaissance genres (comedy, tragedy, lyric, epic, satire) that raise questions of sex and power in their historical context. Attention to the construction of gender roles and individual identity in a dangerous social environment. Prerequisite: INQS 125 and one previous literature class or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-343  The British Romantics

Focus on major Romantic writers from 1785 to 1830, usually including such poets as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and one or more novelists such as Austen, Radcliffe, Scott, or Shelley. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-344  Secret Lives In VIctorian Literature

Focus on the detective story, the sensation novel, the bildungsroman, and the dramatic monologue, Victorian forms that policed the boundary between public and private selves. Exploration of representative works across literary genres from 1837 to 1901. Psychological and historical approaches to identity inflected by changes in gender, science, and imperialism. Prerequisite: INQS 125 and one previous literature class or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-345  20th Century Global British Literature

Representative forms and ideas in English prose and poetry of the 20th century. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

ENGL-350  Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories:

Selected comedies and histories in their historical and critical context. Emphasis on comedy as a dramatic form and questions of gender and sexuality as they are represented through performance. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS or VP)

ENGL-351  Shakespeare: Tragedies and Tragicomedies

Selected tragedies and tragicomedies in their historical and critical context; emphasis on tragedy as a dramatic form. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS or VP)

ENGL-365  Postcolonial Literature In English

Exploration of postcolonial writers in English interrogating themes of colonization, hybridity, globalization. Authors studied may include but not limited to Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Tsitsi Dangaremba, V.S. Naipaul and Derek Walcott. Prerequisites: INQS 125 and completion of at least one literature course or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS or GP)

ENGL-370  Readings In Literature

An overview of and internship in teaching literature in the multicultural classroom. Prerequisites: one undergraduate literature class and/or consent of instructor. 4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-380  Ultimate Questions In Literature

Literary investigation into concerns fundamental to human existence such as the nature of good and evil; the origins and condition of the human being in the universe; the nature of religious quest and experience of the sacred; ethical inquiry and behavior; utopian social aspiration; the nature of human knowing. May be repeated once for credit with different content. 4 credits (CS or UQ)

ENGL-385  The Novel In The United States

Examination of one of the preeminent literary genres in U.S. literary history as a window into recurrent themes linking American fiction writers across decades. A study of aesthetic experimentation within the genre. Topics will vary. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits. (CS or US)

ENGL-389  Creatve Writng Minor Portfolio

Portfolio course for seniors completing creative writing minor. Documents learning outcomes. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: senior standing. 1 credit.

ENGL-395  Directed Reading

Reading and discussion course organized around a writer or theme. Emphasis on close reading, articulate discussion and evaluation of cultural significance of literary and/or popular texts. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: INQS 125 and one English Department course in literature. Offered occasionally. 1 credit

ENGL-425  History of The English Language

The English language from Indo-European beginnings through Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and modern English. Addresses phonetic, morphemic, and syntactic changes as well as current linguistic theory. 3 credits

ENGL-439  Peer Instruction

Advanced opportunity for outstanding students to assist faculty members in the classroom or laboratory. Focus on course content and pedagogy. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1-3 credits. (S/U)

ENGL-479  Portfolio

Senior portfolio course for English and Creative Writing major. Documents progress toward learning outcomes for major. Students should register for course with departmental academic advisor. 1 credit. (S/U)

ENGL-480  Independent Study

Program of directed tutorial reading on some topic or problem within the discipline relating to the special interests of the student and supervised by a departmental faculty member. 1-5 credits

ENGL-485  Senior Seminar: Creative Writing

Completion in conference and workshop of a substantial writing project as the final requirement in the Creative Writing major. Such original work as a collection of poetry; a collection of short stories; a novel or novella; a collection of creative essays; a collection of short dramatic works; a full length play or filmscript. A senior level course for students who have previously completed most of the requirements for the Creative Writing major. Prerequisite: 275. 4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-486  Senior Seminar: Literature

Advanced study of a specialized literary subject in a seminar setting. Completion of a substantial critical paper. A senior level course for students who have previously completed most of the requirements for the English major. Prerequisite: 275. 4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-487  Internship

Supervised employment in a work setting which draws upon the writing, speaking, oral, and analytical skills developed by English and Creative Writing majors. Open to seniors and second-semester juniors with permission from faculty supervisor. No more than 4 credits to be counted toward the major. 1-8 credits (EL)

ENGL-490  Honors Thesis, Literature Or Creative Writing

4 credits.

ENGL-495  Pro-seminar

In-depth investigation of topic covered in a related 300-level literature course, completed concurrently with that course (registration required in both), allowing junior-level literature majors who plan to research and write an honors thesis to initiate the project prior to senior year. Reading, research, writing and presentation assignments beyond those undertaken in the related course. Prerequisites: 275 and at least two additional literature classes; concurrent enrollment in the related 300-level class; junior standing or higher. 1 credit.

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