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ENGL-020  Literary Magazine

Editing the college literary magazine, Camas.ıPlanning, soliciting submissions, makingıselections, preparing manuscripts for printing.ı1 credit (EL)

ENGL-120  Literary Magazine

Editing the college literary magazine, Camas.ıPlanning, soliciting submissions, makingıselections, preparing manuscripts for printing.ıFor departmental majors only.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı1 credit

ENGL-125  English Grammar

For students who need an introduction to or aırefresher in English grammar, including parts ofıspeech, phrases, basic sentence patterns, tense,ımood, and punctuation.ı2 credits

ENGL-200  Intro To Creative Writing

A beginning course in creative writing. Introducesıstudents to writing in various genres by means ofıcreative exercises and assignments, workshops, andıindividual conferences. May include poetry,ıfiction, plays, and creative non-fiction.ı4 credits (CS)

ENGL-240  British Literature I: Middle Ages To 1860

Writers and works from the Anglo-Saxon,ıAnglo-Norman, and Middle English traditions,ıcontinuing through early modern, Elizabethan, andıearly seventeenth-century developments. ıPrerequisites: 250 and INQS 125, or consent ofıinstructor. Offered fall. (CS)

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

Introduction to literature created in Englishıfrom the Restoration to 1901. Exploration ofıhistorical contexts and effects of linguistic andıliterary change, including writers and works fromıthe Restoration, Eighteenth century, theıRomantics and Victorians. Prerequisite: INQSı125. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. (CS)

ENGL-250  Poetry, Prose, and Plays

Introduction to literary genres through textsıaddressing particular theme. Emphasis onıdeveloping close reading skills central toıliterary analysis. Practice in writing effectiveıpapers about literature. Repeatable only forınon-English Department majors.ı4 credits (CS)

ENGL-260  Transatlantic Literature

Examination of themes finding expression over aıbroad historical reach in the Anglo-Americanıliterary tradition. May include works of globalıliterature beyond or outside that tradition.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

ENGL-270  Western American Literature

Investigation into literatures and culturalıissues of the American West. Study of significantıwestern writers. May include Mark Twain, WillaıCather, Wallace Stegner, Maxine Hon Kingston,ıH.L. Davis, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ken Kesey orıothers. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent ofıinstructor. 4 credits. (CS or VP or US)

ENGL-275  Critical Methods of Literary Study

Formal initiation of majors and minors in bothıliterature and creative writing to critical andıaesthetic analysis of literary texts. Concentratedıpractice in close reading of major works inıvarious genres, as well as exploration ofıdifferent critical methodologies. Should beıcompleted before the start of the junior year.ı4 credits (WI)

ENGL-279  Portfolio

Initial portfolio course for English and CreativeıWriting major. Documents progress toward learningıoutcomes of major. Students should register forıcourse with departmental academic advisor.ı1 credit. (S/U)

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

Introduction to sweep of U.S. literature from itsıpre-Columbian precursors through British colonialıperiod, establishment of new nation, American ıRenaissance, Ages of Realism, Naturalism and ıModernism, Post-World War II experimentation thatıhave produced contemporary literary scene ı(including advent of postmodernism). Emphasis on ıthemes involving nature, transformative impact ofımodernity, increasingly diverse chorus of voicesıcommensurate with expansion of democratic ideals.ıLecture/discussion. Prerequisites: INQS 125.ıOffered spring. 4 credits. (CS or US)

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

Examination of literary works by women writing inıEnglish across the globe. Study of theırelationship between dominant literary traditionsıand the politics of gender as a source ofıconstriction and aspiration. Exploration of theıimpacts of race, class, religion, nationality andısexual orientation upon conceptions of theıfemale. Close reading, literary analysis, andıexploration of feminist theory. Prerequisite:ıINQS 125. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 4ıcredits. (CS or GP)

ENGL-301  Global Encounters

Exploration of major works of world literatureıdealing with a particular theme, subject, orıcultural legacy. May be repeated for credit withıdifferent topics.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ıNo more than 8 credits may be counted towardıdepartmental majors/minors.ı4 credits (CS)

ENGL-304  Environmental Literature

Introduction to nature writing and its lessonsıabout the environment. Practice in writing in theıgenre. Authors studied include Annie Dillard,ıGary Snyder, John McPhee, Mary Austin, EdwardıAbbey, and Aldo Leopold.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125.ı3 credits (CS or UQ)

ENGL-305  Diverse Voices In Literary Expression

Literary works addressing issues of race, gender,ıclass, minority experience, or nationalıliteratures besides those of the U.S. or England.ıMay be repeated once for credit with differentıcontent.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits (CS or UQ or GP)

ENGL-307  Contemporary Writers

Exploration of works of contemporary literatureıdealing with a particular theme, subject, school,ıor region. An emphasis on reading for techniqueıand reading as writers, especially recommendedıfor creative writing majors and minors.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits. Offered fallıof even-numbered years. (CS)

ENGL-315  Academic Writing & Consulting

Continued instruction and experience in academicıwriting (two hours/week) combined with work as aıstaff member in the Linfield Writing Center (fourıhours/week). College writing across theıdisciplines, writing strategies, effectiveıinterpersonal communication in helping othersıwrite, practical understanding of the intricaciesıof English. May be repeated once for credit.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-316  Creative Writing: Poetry

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniquesıof poetry writing. Reading of modern poets andıstudy of genre. An option for Creative Writingımajors and others. May be repeated once forıcredit.ı4 credits

ENGL-317  Creative Writing: Fiction

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniquesıof fiction writing, especially the short story.ıReading of modern fiction writers and study ofıvarious fictional genres. An option for CreativeıWriting majors and others. May be repeated onceıfor credit.ı4 credits

ENGL-318  Creative Writing: Scripts

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniquesıof writing dramatic fiction in script form forıfilms, television, or stage. Conventions ofıdramatic structure, character development,ıdialogue, form, and current practice. For CreativeıWriting majors and others. May be repeated onceıfor credit.ı4 credits

ENGL-319  Creative Writing: Literary Nonfiction

Workshop focused on the personal essay, with classıdiscussion of works in progress and readings byısuch writers as Barry Lopez, Ursula LeGuin,ıBarbara Tuchman, and Wendell Berry. Weeklyıwriting assignments and in-class exercises.ıPractice in finding ideas, getting started, usingıstorytelling and creative writing techniques,ıkeeping journals to gather material, incorporatingıresearch, and revising. Final project; a revisedıportfolio of essays. May be repeated once forıcredit.ı4 credits

ENGL-321  Advanced Topics In Creative Writing Workshop

Upper-level course in the reading and practice ofıimaginative writing in one or more genres.ıSpecific topics may focus on a particular genre,ısuch as the lyric poem or the novella; themes ısuch as "Borderlands" or "Parties and ıGatherings"; or techniques and methods such ası"The Researched Narrative," "The First Person," ıor "Style in the Imaginative Sentence." May beırepeated once for major credit. Prerequisites:ıINQS 125, one course in literature and two inıcreative writing (200, 316, 317, 318, or 319) orıconsent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS, WI)

ENGL-325  Literary Genres

Focus on one genre, such as the novel, drama,ıpoetry, autobiography, short story, or epic.ıHistory and characteristics of the genre withıreadings and analysis of significant examples.ıMay be repeated once for credit with differentıcontent. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or consent ofıinstructor. 4 credits. (CS)

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

The tools of visual literacy. Responding to andıevaluating cinema as art and as massıcommunication. The vocabulary of film-making andıfilm criticism. Sample topics: genre analysis,ıdirectorial study, international film industry,ıfilm narrative. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits.

ENGL-330  Major Figures

Focus on the work of one writer such as JohnıMilton or Virgina Woolf, or two closely connectedıwriters such as W. B. Yeats and James Joyce, orıEmily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. May be repeatedıonce for credit with different writers.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 and completion of at leastıone literature course or consent of isntructor.ı4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-340  Epic & Romance

Writers and works from the Anglo-Saxon,ıAnglo-Norman, and Middle English traditions,ıreflecting the medieval outlook from Beowulf toıChaucer to Malory.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-341  Sex and Power In The Renaissance

Writers and works from the early part of theıEnglish Renaissance through the great Elizabethanıflowering and on into Jacobean period at theıbeginning of the 17th century. Analysis ofıtypical forms of the period such as the sonnet,ıessay, and play.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-343  The British Romantics

The major Romantic writers from 1785 to 1830,ıusually including such poets as Blake,ıWordsworth,ıColeridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and introducingıone or more novelists such as Austen, Radcliffe,ıScott, or Shelley.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-344  Secret Lives In Victorian Literature

The major writers in prose and poetry from 1830ıtoı1901, usually including the poets ElizabethıBarrett Browning, Tennyson, Fitzgerald, RobertıBrowning, Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti,ıChristina Rossetti, and Hopkins; the proseıwritersıCarlyle, Mill, Ruskin, and Huxley; at least oneınovel and one play.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits. (VP)

ENGL-345  20th Century Global British Literature

Representative forms and ideas in English proseıand poetry of the 20th century.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits. (CS or GP)

ENGL-350  Shakespeare's Comedies and HISTories:

Selected comedies and histories in theirıhistorical and critical context. Emphasis onıcomedy as a dramatic form and questions of genderıand sexuality as they are represented throughıperformance.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits (CS or VP)

ENGL-351  Shakespeare: Tragedies and Tragicomedies

Selected tragedies and tragicomedies in theirıhistorical and critical context; emphasis onıtragedy as a dramatic form.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.ı4 credits. (CS or VP)

ENGL-365  Postcolonial Literature In English

Exploration of postcolonial writers in Englishıinterrograting themes of colonization, hybridity,ıglobalization. Authors studied may include but notılimited to Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, JamaicaıKincaid, Salman Rushdie, Tsitsi Dangaremba, V.S.ıNaipaul and Derek Walcott.ıPrerequisites: INQS 125 and completion of at leastıone literature course or consent of instructor.ı4 credits (CS or GP)

ENGL-370  Readings In English and American Literature

An overview of and internship in teachingıliterature in the multicultural classroom.ıPrerequisites: one undergraduate literature classıand/or consent of instructor.ı4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-380  Ultimate Questions In Literature

Literary investigation into concerns fundamentalıto human existence such as the nature of good andıevil; the origins and condition of the human beingıin the universe; the nature of religious quest andıexperience of the sacred; ethical inquiry andıbehavior; utopian social aspiration; the natureıof human knowing. May be repeated once for creditıwith different content.ı4 credits (CS or UQ)

ENGL-385  The Novel In The United States

Examination of one of the preeminent literaryıgenres in U.S. literary history as a window intoırecurrent themes linking American fiction writersıacross decades. A study of aestheticıexperimentation within the genre. Topics willıvary. May be repeated once for credit.ıPrerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits. (CS or US)

ENGL-395  Directed Reading

Reading and discussion course organized around aıwriter or theme. Emphasis on close reading,ıarticulate discussion and evaluation of culturalısignificance of literary and/or popular texts. Mayıbe repeated once for credit.ıPrerequisites: INQS 125 and one English Departmentıcourse in literature.ıOffered occasionally.ı1 credit

ENGL-425  History of The English Lang

The English language from Indo-European beginningsıthrough Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and modernıEnglish. Addresses phonetic, morphemic, andısyntactic changes as well as current linguisticıtheory.ı3 credits

ENGL-439  Peer Instruction

Advanced opportunity for outstanding students toıassist faculty members in the classroom orılaboratory. Focus on course content and pedagogy.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ı3 credits. (S/U)

ENGL-479  Portfolio

Senior portfolio course for English and CreativeıWriting major. Documents progress toward learningıoutcomes for major. Students should register forıcourse with departmental academic advisor.ı1 credit. (S/U)

ENGL-480  Independent Study

Program of directed tutorial reading on some topicıor problem within the discipline relating to theıspecial interests of the student and supervised byıa departmental faculty member.ı1-5 credits

ENGL-485  Senior Seminar: Creative Writing

Completion in conference and workshop of aısubstantial writing project as the finalırequirement in the Creative Writing major. Suchıoriginal work as a collection of poetry; aıcollection of short stories; a novel or novella; aıcollection of creative essays; a collection ofıshort dramatic works; a full length play orıfilmscript. A senior level course for students whoıhave previously completed most of the requirementsıfor the Creative Writing major.ıPrerequisite: 275.ı4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-486  Senior Seminar: Literature

Advanced study of a specialized literary subjectıin a seminar setting. Completion of a substantialıcritical paper. A senior level course for studentsıwho have previously completed most of theırequirements for the English major.ıPrerequisite: 275.ı4 credits (MWI)

ENGL-487  Internship

Supervised employment in a work setting whichıdraws upon the writing, speaking, oral, andıanalytical skills developed by English andıCreative Writing majors. Open to seniors andısecond-semester juniors with permission fromıfaculty supervisor. No more than 4 credits to beıcounted toward the major.ı1-8 credits (EL)

ENGL-490  Honors Thesis, Literature Or Creative Writing

4 credits (WI)

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