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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

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  Intro 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-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. May be repeated once for credit. 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. 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 (WI)

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. 1 credit

ENGL-285  Survey Of U.S. Literature: Beginnings To Present

Introduction to U.S. Literature from its pre-Columbian antecedents to the present, including colonialism, the American Renaissance, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Emphasis on themes involving nature, modernity, and U. S. literary pluralism. Lecture/discussion. Offered fall. (CS or US)

ENGL-301  Topics In Literature

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

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-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  Creative Writing: Poetry

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of poetry writing. Reading of modern poets and study of genre. An option for Creative Writing majors and others. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits

ENGL-317  Creative 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. An option for Creative Writing majors and others. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits

ENGL-318  Creative 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. For Creative Writing majors and others. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits

ENGL-319  Creative Writing: Non-fiction

Workshop focused on the personal essay, with class discussion of works in progress and readings by such writers as Barry Lopez, Ursula LeGuin, Barbara Tuchman, and Wendell Berry. Weekly writing assignments and in-class exercises. Practice in finding ideas, getting started, using storytelling and creative writing techniques, keeping journals to gather material, incorporating research, and revising. Final project; a revised portfolio of essays. May be repeated once for credit. 4 credits

ENGL-321  Advanced Topics In Creative Writing

Advanced imaginative writing workshop in four genres (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama/screenplay) or in cross genre experiment. Emphasis on development of ambitious original work, revision, refinement of genre related techniques, and critiquing. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: 200 plus two literature courses, plus one genre specific writing class: 316, 317, 318, or 319, or consent of instructor. Offered at least every other year. 4 credits. (CS, WI)

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 and completion of at least one literature course, or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS, MWI)

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. In cases where topics differ, may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits

ENGL-330  Major Figures

Focus on the work of one writer such as John Milton or Virginia 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. Prerequisites: INQS 125 and completion of at least one literature course or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (MWI)

ENGL-340  British Literature Survey: The Middle Ages (to 1485)

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 (CS or VP)

ENGL-341  British Literature Survey: The 16th and 17th Centuries

Writers and works from the early part of the English Renaissance through the great Elizabethan flowering and on into Jacobean period at the beginning of the 17th century. Analysis of typical forms of the period such as the sonnet, essay, and play. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS or VP)

ENGL-342  British Literature Survey: The Restoration and The 18th Century

Representative literary forms and ideas from Restoration and 18th century writers. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS or VP)

ENGL-343  British Literature Survey: The Romantic Period

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

ENGL-344  British Literature Survey: The Victorian Age

The major writers in prose and poetry from 1830 to 1901, usually including the poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Tennyson, Fitzgerald, Robert Browning, Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, and Hopkins; the prose writers Carlyle, Mill, Ruskin, and Huxley; at least one novel and one play. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS or VP)

ENGL-345  British Literature Survey: 20th Century

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

ENGL-350  Shakespeare's Comedies and HISTories: Performing Gender and Sexuality

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-363  American Literature Survey: 1960 T0 The Present

Literary responses to the transformations of American life in the latter 20th century as a result of the Civil Rights and Women's Movements, the Vietnam War, Sixties youth culture, environmentalism, and the continuing seductions of the American Dream. The flowering of American ethnic and minority writing. Postmodernism and the influences of popular culture. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor. 4 credits (CS)

ENGL-365  Postcolonial Literature In English

Exploration of postcolonial writers in English interrograting 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. Prerequisites: INQS 125. 4 credits (CS or US)

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. 3 credits (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

ENGL-450  Literary Criticism

The dominant trends in 20th century literary criticism from a variety of perspectives, and practice in applying literary theory to specific texts. Prerequisite: 275. 4 credits (MWI)

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. 1 credit

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 (WI)

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