Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

ENGL - English

ENGL 0001 First Year Academic Seminar

An introductory overview of the English major and the college experience. This course does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.

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ENGL 1101 English Composition I

A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, including introductory use of a variety of research skills.

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ENGL 1102 English Composition II

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 1101. A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, emphasizes interpretation and evaluation of texts, and incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods.

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ENGL 2110 World Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of world literature.

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ENGL 2115 Intro to Folklore

Introduction to the major aims, methods, and subject matter in folklore. A survey of major areas and genres, including verbal folklore, material culture, and customs. This course is repeatable for credit. (Cross-listed as IDST 2115.)

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ENGL 2120 Intro to British Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of British literature from the beginning through the twenty-first century.

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ENGL 2130 American Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of American literature.

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ENGL 2140 Intro to Children's Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A comprehensive overview of children's literature, its history and genres, the issues and approaches it has generated, and its links with the major literary movements in adult literature. Other areas of focus will be the changing views of the child and childhood that have evolved over the past two centuries and the various critical approaches to this rapidly developing branch of literary study.

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ENGL 2150 Shakespeare

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. An introductory survey of Shakespearean drama, with some attention to the poetry. Consideration of major genres, issues, themes, and historical and theatrical context.

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ENGL 2160 Studies in International Lit

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Introductory study of selected international texts and their unique cultural, historical, and literary traditions.

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ENGL 2200 Writing About Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A course emphasizing theory and practice in writing literary analysis and practical criticism.

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ENGL 2208 Intro to Creative Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the essential techniques of creative writing in the major genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scriptwriting.

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ENGL 2950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered, but for which there is a current need at the freshman/sophomore level. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 2980 Study Abroad

See the International Studies section of the Catalog for details. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 3008 Intermediate Creative Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 2208, admission to the English/Creative Writing Major, or permission of the instructor. A practical study of the techniques and craft of creative writing with an emphasis on multiple genres.

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ENGL 3011 Intermediate Scriptwriting

Prerequisite: ENGL 2208 or permission of instructor. A practical study of the techniques and craft of scriptwriting (for both stage and screen); ENGL 3011 is the prerequisite for ENGL 4011 Scriptwriting Workshop.

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ENGL 3012 Inter Creative Nonfict Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 2208 or permission of instructor. A practical study of the techniques and craft of creative nonfiction writing (personal essay, memoir, and other forms); ENGL 3012 is the prerequisite for ENGL 4012 Creative Nonfiction Workshop.

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ENGL 3021 Intermediate Poetry Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 2208 or permission of instructor. A practical study of the techniques and craft of poetry writing (both formal and free verse); ENGL 3021 is the prerequisite for ENGL 4021 Poetry Workshop and also the Senior Capstone class option ENGL 4013 Poetry Translation.

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ENGL 3022 Intermediate Fiction Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 2208 or permission of instructor. A practical study of the techniques and craft of fiction writing (emphasis on short fiction); ENGL 3022 is the prerequisite for ENGL 4022 Fiction Workshop.

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ENGL 3900 Critical Approaches to Lit

Prerequisite: ENGL 2200 or permission of the chairperson. A course studying a variety of critical approaches to selected literary texts. Required for graduation with literature concentration.

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ENGL 4011 Script Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3011 or permission of instructor. A practical study of the techniques and craft of writing scripts for the stage, screen, or broadcast media. (Cross-listed as THEA 4011.) This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4012 Creative Nonfiction Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 3012 or permission of the instructor. A practical study of the techniques and craft of writing the creative nonfiction essay, article, or interview. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4013 Poetry Translation

Prerequisite: ENGL 3021 or permission of instructor. A workshop/studio course exploring the techniques and applications of creatively translating a literary text from another language into English. Study in another language helpful but not necessary. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4021 Poetry Workshop

Prerequisites: ENGL 3021 or permission of instructor. A workshop-intensive course in the practical study of the techniques, craft, and meaning of poetry. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4022 Fiction Workshop

Prerequisites: ENGL 3022 or permission of instructor. A workshop-intensive course in the practical study of the techniques, craft, and meaning of short fiction. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4023 Teach Writing in Schools I

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence in which students mentor small groups of apprentice writers. Students learn classroom skills and strategies for teaching writing in the schools. This course is the prerequisite for the spring course (ENGL 4024) in the two-semester sequence (the spring course fulfills the senior capstone requirement for the ENGL-CRWR major concentration. Prerequisite: ENGL 2208 and permission of instructor.

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ENGL 4024 Teach Writing in Schools II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence in which students mentor small groups of apprentice writers. Students learn classroom skills and strategies for teaching writing in the schools. This course fulfills the senior capstone requirement for the ENGL-CRWR major concentration. Prerequisite: ENGL 4023 and permission of instructor.

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ENGL 4025 Lit Journal Design & Editing

This course teaches the rudiments of literary journal publishing (conception, design, selection, and production) and the use of desktop publishing applications (such as Photoshop and InDesign) to produce a unique literary journal from scratch. This course is especially useful to upper division majors in English and Art (graphic design) and fulfills the senior capstone requirement for the ENGL-CRWR major concentration. Junior or Senior status. Prerequisite: ENGL 2208 or permission of the instructor.

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ENGL 4031 Creative Writing Seminar

Prerequisites: ENGL 4011, 4012, 4021, or 4022; this course serves as the Senior Exit Exam for the B.A. English/Creative Writing major and is typically taken in the major�s last or next to last semester before graduation. A review of the literary discipline, from both critical and creative perspectives, essential to the English major with a concentration in Creative Writing.

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ENGL 4110 Literary Criticism

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of literary criticism from Aristotle to the present, with particular emphasis on recent applications of contemporary theories.

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ENGL 4112 Theories of Comp and Lit

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of the theories affecting contemporary approaches to composition and literary analysis.

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ENGL 4115 Hist of the English Language

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of the development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to its present status as a world language.

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ENGL 4116 Structure of Present-Day Eng

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A comprehensive study of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of present-day English, with reference to standards, variations, and pedagogy.

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ENGL 4220 Medieval English Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected works in Old or Middle English, read in the original language.

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ENGL 4223 Chaucer

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected works from Chaucer, read in the original language.

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ENGL 4225 English Renaissance Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected works from the English Renaissance.

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ENGL 4226 Topics in Shakespeare

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected topics, genres, or issues in Shakespeare; may be linked with a Shakespearean production staged by the Department of Theatre. (Cross-listed as THEA 4226.)

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ENGL 4227 Milton

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected major and minor works of Milton.

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ENGL 4228 Development of English Drama

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of the development of English drama from the Middle Ages through the early modern period. (Cross-listed as THEA 4228.)

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ENGL 4330 Restoration & 18th Cent Lit

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of the development of the English novel in the eighteenth century.

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ENGL 4331 Eighteenth-Cent English Novel

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of the development of the English novel in the eighteenth century.

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ENGL 4335 English Romanticism

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected British Romantic works.

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ENGL 4337 Victorian Literature

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected British Victorian works.

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ENGL 4338 19th-Century English Novel

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of the development of the British novel in the nineteenth century.

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ENGL 4440 Modern Drama

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected modern plays in English. (Cross-listed as THEA 4440.)

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ENGL 4441 20th-Century British Fiction

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected works of twentieth-century fiction from the British Isles.

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ENGL 4445 Literary Women

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A multicultural study of the contributions of women writers and critics to the development of literature. (Cross-listed as WMST 4445.)

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ENGL 4446 Modern Poetry

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected modern poetry in English.

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ENGL 4447 Comparative Literature

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A comparative study of texts from different backgrounds and cultures. (Cross-listed as BLST 4447.)

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4447

ENGL 4448 Adolescent Literature

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A comprehensive overview of adolescent literature, its history and genres, the issues and approaches it has generated, and its links with the major literary movements in adult literature. Other areas of focus are the problems and questions unique to adolescence and how these are reflected in the literature for this audience.

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ENGL 4449 Great Books of the Western Wrl

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected influential texts of literature, history, science, etc.

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ENGL 4451 African Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. In-depth study of African literature, with attention to its social, political, historical, and economic backgrounds. Attention to the historical development of African literature and aesthetics, and the differences and continuities between Anglophone and Francophone writers. (Cross-listed as AFST & BLST 4451).

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4451, AFST 4451

ENGL 4452 African Women Writers

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A course concerned with the African woman writer's preoccupation with the condition of African womanhood. It will look at these writers' treatment of issues like motherhood, polygamy, marriage, changing roles, the exploitation of women, the education of women, women in politics, and women and tradition. (Equivalent to AFST 4452, BLST 4452 and WMST 4452).

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4452, AFST 4452

ENGL 4455 Lit of the Islamic World

Pre-requisite: ENGL 1102. In-depth study of selected works by writers culturally connected to the Islamic world (or its diaspora), with attention to cultural, political, and historical backgrounds relevant to the works, including special attention to literary and aesthetic developments across the Islamic world. Course Themes will vary.

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ENGL 4468 Intro to Japan Lit & Culture

This course introduces students to the basic developmental conditions of Japanese literature and culture from the earliest times to the present. Works studied will include traditional poetic contemporary religion (Shinto), historical periods of japanese literature, and the effect of westernization on contemporary Japanese artistic expression. Prerequisite: ENGL 1101, and ENGL 1102, and ENGL 2110.

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ENGL 4550 American Literature to 1865

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected American works before 1865, emphasizing literary romanticism.

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ENGL 4555 Am Literature 1865 to 1920

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected American works from 1865 to 1920, emphasizing literary realism.

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ENGL 4662 Southern Literature

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected works from the modern South.

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ENGL 4664 Flannery O'Connor

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of short stories, novels, and critical essays of Flannery O'Connor, with access to the O'Connor collection. (Cross-listed as WMST 4664.)

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ENGL 4665 American Lit from 1920-Present

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected American works from 1920 to the present, emphasizing literary modernism and post-modernism.

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ENGL 4667 African-American Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of selected works of African-American literature. (Cross-listed as BLST 4667.)

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4667

ENGL 4669 Multicultural Amer Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A study of American literature arising from ethnic or immigrant experience. (Cross-listed as BLST 4669.)

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4669

ENGL 4671 Studies in Native American Lit

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. Study of selected works of Native American literature, with attention to socio-cultural context. Specific focus may vary from semester to semester (e.g. �'Contemporary Native American Women Writers� or �Native American myths and traditional literature�) so that students might take the course for credit more than once with permission of the instructor.

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ENGL 4673 Topics in Child/Adol Lit

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ENGL 4740 Women & Popular Culture

Pre-requisite: ENGL 1102. A study of selected works by and about women from literature and popular culture focused on genres, issues, and images connected to gender.

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ENGL 4770 Studies in Folklore

Study of major areas, genres, and branches of folklore, along with historical and theoretical trends in the discipline. Specific focus may vary or be specialized in certain semesters (e.g. folk narratives, material culture, women's folklore, or history and theories of folklore) so that students may take the course for credit more than once with permission of instructor.

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ENGL 4850 Special Topics: Single Author

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Study of the works of a single author of special interest not routinely offered in the curriculum. Offered subject to student and faculty interest and demand. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4900 Seminar of Lang & Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 3900 or permission of the Chair. A culmination course reviewing the major figures of British and American literature and the basics of standard English. (For students in the literature concentration, this course replaces the English exit exam and is required for graduation.) This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4940 Independent Study

Prerequisite: Department chairperson's approval. Tutorial investigation of a topic or author of special interest. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4950 Special Topics

Topics of special interest not listed in the Catalog. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4955 Special Topics in Intern'l Lit

Prerequisite: ENGL 2160. Special studies in topics in international literature. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4960 Internship

Prerequisite: Department chairperson's approval. An individually designed and planned learning experience involving off-campus field experiences and study in the public sector. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4970 Thesis

Prerequisite: Department chairperson's approval. Research, writing, and presentation of a substantial scholarly/creative project developed in conjunction with a faculty advisor or group of faculty advisors. A component of the Senior Capstone Experience options for English majors. (See Senior Capstone Experience entries in English and Rhetoric section of the catalog for details.) This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4980 Study Abroad

See the International Studies section of the Catalog for details. This course is repeatable for credit.

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ENGL 4999 Undergraduate Research

Prerequisite: Department Chairperson's approval. Research project undertaken as preparation for writing a thesis (usually completed the following semester under ENGL 4970) or for a scholarly or creative presentation or publication at GCSU or elsewhere. Component of the Senior Capstone Experience options for English majors (see Senior Capstone Experience entries in English and Rhetoric section of the catalog for details). This course is repeatable for credit.

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