ENG Courses

ENG100 - College Writing I (4 cr.)

Entry-level writing course providing extensive practice in writing and reading in order to prepare students for ENG101, College Writing II. Readings and writing assignments will vary from section to section, but students will write 300-500 words per week, leading to a minimum of five out-of-class formal assignments (essays and argument-based new media written texts, such as a web-based film review incorporating Internet video excerpts; a podcast and script presenting student views on a new graduation requirement; etc.); at least 5000 words of finished copy by the conclusion of the course. Students will also gain experience with in-class writing. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in order to enroll in ENG101. Students who have credit for ENG101 or its equivalent cannot take ENG100 for credit. Special sections of ENG100 are available for students who speak and write English as a second language. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG100R - College Writing I Recitation (0 cr.)

Students registering for ENG100 must register for the corresponding ENG100R recitation section.

ENG101 - College Writing II (3 to 4 cr.)

Extensive practice in writing and revising through multiple drafts, with the aim of helping students learn to think critically and to produce coherent college-level texts. Readings and writing assignments will vary from section to section, but students will write a minimum of five out-of-class formal assignments (at least 5000-6250 words or 20-25 pages of finished copy for all five combined), at least one of which will require research and documentation using multiple sources. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in ENG101 to meet graduation requirements. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): C (2.0) or better in ENG100 or placement by examination. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG111 - Visions of America (3 cr.)

Study of literature as means of understanding the narratives of American history, the development of common institutions in American society, how these institutions have affected different groups, and America's evolving relationship with the rest of the world. Although emphasis will vary, each offering will cover at least a 150-year period and will include aboriginal concerns, immigration, inequality, growth, colonialism, the environment, individual responsibility, issues of power and conflict, and the relationship between history and literature. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG122 - Grammar and Punctuation Workshop (1 to 3 cr.)

Understanding English grammar and punctuation; emphasis on correcting errors in both. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG130 - Topics in English (1 cr.)

Various topics in literature taught at an introductory level. Topics might include single authors (C.S. Lewis, Washington Irving), themes (nuclear war fiction) or genres (melodrama). Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG160 - Introduction to Poetry (3 cr.)

Forms and conventions of poetry, appreciation of poets and their art. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG161 - Introduction to Fiction (3 cr.)

Forms and conventions of prose fiction, appreciation of the art of the short story and of the novel, preparation for more advanced studies in fiction. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG162 - Introduction to Drama (3 cr.)

Forms and conventions of the drama, appreciation of the play on the stage and as literature, preparation for more advanced studies in the drama. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG163 - Introduction to Film and Literature (3 cr.)

Examination and comparison of the narrative arts of film and literature. The course introduces students to film form and literary form, considers analogies between these forms, studies critical theories of film and literature, explores film adaptations, and examines the historical and aesthetic forces out of which film and literature grow. Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Spring, Summer.

ENG164 - Introduction to Shakespeare (3 cr.)

Introduction to Shakespeare's plays for students with little or no previous knowledge of Shakespeare or of drama. Students read and discuss eight to ten plays. Focus on both the aesthetic qualities of the plays--style, structure, tone, technique--and on the penetrating analyses of the human condition they present. Recommended for non-English majors. Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG170 - Multiethnic American Literature (3 cr.)

An introduction to the comparative study of the literature produced by diverse U.S. ethnic groups, including Native American oral legends, narratives and testimonies, African American literature, and the writings of Latino and Asian Americans. Selected works serve as a way to understand each group's response to and relations with U.S. society and institutions, and to the mainstream historical narrative. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG185 - Introduction to Creative Writing I (3 cr.)

This course is the first of a sequential, two-semester, multi-genre foundational course required for all English Writing Arts majors. Introduction to the art of creative writing with emphasis on essential concepts and practices, vocabulary, and technical craft common to the four major genres of creative writing (poetry, drama, fiction, creative nonfiction). This course defines the purposes, forms, and practical disciplines of creative writing, emphasizing key habits and fundamental topics including images, how narratives function, perspective, and characterization. Students will learn how to read analytically as writers and begin to apply the fundamental conventions of literary technique through ongoing practice. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 or concurrent enrollment in ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once or Twice per Year.

ENG186 - Introduction to Creative Writing II (3 cr.)

This course is the second part of a two-semester, multi-genre foundational sequence required for all English Writing Arts majors. Students will progress beyond fundamental principles learned in ENG185, expanding and deepening their knowledge and applied practice of creative writing to include increasingly complex concepts and conventions of technical literary craft. This course emphasizes topics including structural forms, sequential action, temporal strategies, patterns and meaning, setting, individual style and voice, audience concerns, and the writer's life. Student writings will develop through multiple revisions to finished products in the four genres: poetry, drama, fiction and creative nonfiction. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG185. Semester(s) Offered: Once or Twice per Year.

ENG195 - Fundamentals of Literary Study I: The Literary Text (3 cr.)

A writing intensive introduction to the study of individual literary works, with the relationship between formal properties on the one hand and the pleasures and values of reading on the other. Works studied will include poetry, fiction, and drama, with the greatest emphasis on poetry. This is one of two gateway courses to upper-level literature courses; therefore, learning the vocabulary of literary criticism, and how to write a paper of literary criticism, including research, is essential. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG196 - Fundamentals of Literary Study II: Trends and Movements (3 cr.)

A writing intensive introduction to the study of literary works as representative of trends, movements, and sensibilities, such as Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Modernism, Feminism, and Post-Colonialism. Special attention will be paid to English and American Literatures. This is one of two gateway courses to upper-level literature courses; therefore, learning the vocabulary of literary criticism, including research, is essential. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

ENG201 - Creative Writing (3 cr.)

Introduction to the art of creative writing with emphasis on language, craft and revision. Students will learn and apply the fundamentals of creative writing, and they will learn how to critique poetry and fiction. Attention to other genres as time permits. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG208 - Introduction to Writing Poetry (3 cr.)

Introduction to the art of writing poetry with emphasis on language, craft and revision. Students will learn and apply the fundamentals of poetry writing, and they will learn how to critique poetry. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Annually.

ENG209 - Introduction to Writing Fiction (3 cr.)

Introduction to the art of writing fiction with emphasis on language, craft and revision. Students will learn and apply the fundamentals of fiction writing, and they will learn how to critique fiction. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Annually.

ENG245 - American Drama (3 cr.)

Selected American plays of the 19th and 20th centuries including major figures (O'Neill, Williams, Miller), experimental theatre movements, contemporary playwriting and the musical theatre. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG252 - The Bible (3 cr.)

The Bible introduces the student to the historical, literary, and philosophical contexts of this critical text of Western Civilization. A major goal of the class is to help students further appreciate western literature and history through an enriched knowledge of its biblical roots, inspirations, and allusions. Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG255 - Literature and Science (3 cr.)

An introduction to literary study and appreciation for the science-minded student. Literary works, forms, conventions, devices, trends, and sensibilities are studied in relationship to the scientific/cultural environments they arise from and respond to. Works studied range from the ancient Greek drama to postmodernism. Poetry, fiction, and drama are included. Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Annually.

ENG262 - The Many Faces of Love (3 cr.)

A Thematic exploration of the variety of literary depictions of love, broadly defined. These include affection, friendship, erotic love, and charity. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG270 - Introduction to African American Literature (3 cr.)

Examines the evolution of African American literature, from its roots in Africa and the slave narrative to contemporary African American writers. Considers prevalent patterns and themes, including orality, identity, double-consciousness, etc. as well as the cultural, ethnic, and political positions that inform this tradition. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG271 - Latina/o Literature in the U.S. (3 cr.)

An introduction to the literature produced by Latina/o writers in the United States. From a transnational perspective, explores and critically analyzes various issues and themes such as migration, identity and ethnicity, cultural and linguistic hybridity, conflict and resistance, and the Latina/o constructs of urban and rural. These themes will be critically studied across gender, class, and racial lines. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG295 - Ancient Myth and Modern Mythmaking (3 cr.)

A study of the ways in which myth has been used throughout history to define, explain and explore human emotions. The course will cover both ancient myths and modern revisions of them. Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG297 - Fundamentals of English Language Arts (3 cr.)

This course introduces adolescence education candidates in English language arts to the content knowledge, pedagogical principles, and teacher dispositions necessary to meet NCTE, NYSED, and institutional standards in their field. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG299 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG301 - Expository Writing (AWR) (3 cr.)

A course providing extensive writing practice in various modes of discourse with emphasis on improving the student's writing style. Approved AWR. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101, sophomore standing. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG302 - Writing Poetry (3 cr.)

Development of skills in the writing of poetry through the study of various forms and the disciplines of using them. Experiments with both traditional and modern. Discussion of all work produced. Approved AWR. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG201 or ENG208, and ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG303 - Writing Fiction (3 cr.)

Development of skills in the writing of fiction through the study of literary techniques and the disciplines for using them. Discussion of work produced. Approved AWR. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG201 or ENG209, and ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG304 - Professional Writing (3 cr.)

An overview of the rhetorical principles and theoretical concepts behind professional writing, together with practical application in different writing contexts including web and multimedia. Emphasis on research, writing conventions, tone and style, design, formatting, editing, and revision applied to cover letters, resumes, personal statements, abstracts, memos, multi-media presentations, and social media projects. Students will gain professional writing skills applicable to a wide variety of careers. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG305 - Teaching Writing to Adolescents (3 cr.)

This course connects central theories of composition to the practical action a writing teacher takes in the secondary English classroom (Grades 7-12). Through readings, discussion, and individual and collaborative writing, students heighten their awareness of process and develop an image of the kind of writing teacher they hope to be. Related issues include: designing effective writing assignments, evaluation, peer and teacher conferencing. Students will write in expressive and reflective modes; they will orally synthesize assigned readings on composition theory and pedagogy; and they will design and facilitate a grade-specific writing lesson for the adolescent learner that meets national and state standards. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and ENG297. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG306 - Topics in Writing (3 cr.)

Special topics in writing; topics vary with each offering. Topics might include writing for regional publications, writing autobiography or popular novel. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG310 - Middle English Literature (3 cr.)

Representative works of English literature from the 13th-15th centuries. Most works will be read in Middle English. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG311 - English Renaissance Writers (3 cr.)

Non-dramatic prose and poetry from the humanists to 1642. Writers considered: Spencer, Sidney, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne and Bacon. Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG312 - Milton (3 cr.)

Poetry and major prose of John Milton, with attention to lesser writers of the Civil Wars and mid-century (Andrew Marvell, John Bunyan, John Donne, Lucy Hutchinson, Richard Baxter, Robert Hooker, and others). Major texts - Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes - will be considered in their cultural context and in depth. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101, ENG196, sophomore standing. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG313 - Eighteenth-Century English Literature I (3 cr.)

This course presents an overview of English literature written during the first half of the long eighteenth century (1660-1714). Major figures include John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Gay, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Because the literature of the period is intricately tied to politics and history, attention will be paid to philosophical, political, and religious issues. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG315 - English Romantic Poetry (3 cr.)

Works of the major Romantic poets--Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG160 or ENG195 or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG316 - Victorian Nonfiction and Poetry (3 cr.)

This course features Victorian writers other than novelists, paying attention to the nonfiction prose of such writers as Ruskin, Carlyle, and Arnold, and the poetry of writers such as Tennyson, the Brownings, and the Rossettis. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and ENG195. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG318 - Playwriting (3 cr.)

Workshop-environment experience in writing for the stage. Scrutiny of the techniques involved in plot, characterization, dialogue and stage technique. Development of monologues, two-character sketches and extended scripts. Approved AWR. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG321 - Gothic Novel (3 cr.)

This course introduces students to the Gothic novel, a genre that emerged during the eighteenth century in England. The class introduces students to the historical and aesthetic forces shaping the Gothic's treatment of anxiety toward the past represented by the supernatural, by ruins and relics from pre-Reformation England, by Catholics, by monasteries and abbeys, by scheming Machiavels, and by the alien Other. Feminist uses of the Gothic will be explored. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG323 - Topics in Literary Expression (3 cr.)

Significant topics, voices, themes or motifs not likely to be emphasized in standard course offerings. Examples: "Women in Drama," "Nineteenth Century Women Writers," "The Arthurian Legend," "Historical Novel.". Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG326 - Modern Short Story (3 cr.)

Study of works of short fiction by twentieth-century writers, with special emphasis on work published after World War II. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG330 - Flash Fiction (3 cr.)

Practice in writing very short fiction (1,000 words maximum). Students will read flash fiction and establish a working definition and criteria for its evaluation so that they may write their own pieces. Workshop intensive. Students should have workshop experience and already understand the dynamics of such a classroom setting. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG201 or ENG209 or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall and or Spring.

ENG333 - Writing Creative Non-fiction (3 cr.)

Examination of and practice in writing creative nonfiction, including such forms as personal experience, biographical sketches, personal opinion, reflection, evocations of place, and historical commentary. Approved AWR. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG201. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG338 - Utopias in Literature (3 cr.)

Readings in Utopian and Dystopian literature from Plato to the present with emphasis on the last 100 years. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG339 - Science Fiction (3 cr.)

Science fiction texts and films with emphasis on the treatment of traditional literary themes, the depiction of the human condition, and the exploration of major global issues. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG340 - Literary Criticism (3 cr.)

Introduction to critical theories and application of them to primary texts. Short, frequent essays written from various critical viewpoints. Approved AWR. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG342 - American Literature to the Civil War (3 cr.)

A study of American literature published before the Civil War; emphasis on six or seven writers such as Cooper, Poe, Douglass, Stowe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG343 - American Literature from the Civil War to World War I (3 cr.)

A study of American Literature published between the Civil War and World War I. The course will cover various genres. Authors vary but may include Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Wharton, DuBois, Jewett, Dreiser, Sui Sin Far, Ruiz de Burton, Zitkala Sa, and Crane. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG346 - 20th Century American Literature to 1960 (3 cr.)

A study of American literature published from 1900 to 1960. The course will cover various genres. Authors vary, but may include Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, W. C. Williams, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Djuna Barnes, Zora Neale Hurston, Flannery O'Connor, James Baldwin, Eugene O'Neill, and Anzia Yezierska. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall and or Spring.

ENG347 - American Literature Since 1960 (3 cr.)

A study of American literature published since 1960. The course will cover various genres. Authors vary, but may include Paul Auster, Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Donald Barthelme, Sandra Cisneros, Amiri Baraka, Maxine Hong Kingston, Cynthia Ozick, and Sherman Alexie. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall and or Spring.

ENG353 - The Literature of Witness and Trauma (3 cr.)

This course familiarizes students with the "literature of witness" which includes texts that serve as a testimony to traumatic historical events, such as the Holocaust, slavery, "ethnic cleansing," apartheid, etc. Students will discuss, analyze, and write about this literature which expresses the need to remember these events and calls for social and global justice. The works covered in the course represent writers from across the globe and include autobiography, testimonio, novels, drama, poetry, and film. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG354 - Film Adaptation (3 cr.)

A study of the history, theory, and practice of film adaptation. Source texts vary but may include novel, short story, drama, graphic novel, and autobiography. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once per Year or as necessary.

ENG355 - Greek Drama in Translation (3 cr.)

Greek drama, its origins, its theatre and its themes. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes are considered against the background of 5th and 4th century B.C. Athens; consideration of the meaning of Greek drama for our time. Liberal Arts. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Summer.

ENG358 - Major Directors and Their Craft (3 cr.)

A critical examination of significant films produced by one or two major directors. Attention to aesthetic and cultural issues, including manipulation of conventions, influence on other filmmakers, and popular and critical reception of works. Special attention to directors as self-conscious craftspersons. Focus on reading and writing that use the formal vocabularies of film studies. May be repeated twice for credit with different directors. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and junior standing, or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Once per Year.

ENG359 - Grant Writing (3 cr.)

An overview of the basics of the grant writing process from research to submission of the well-written proposal; how to identify funding prospects and plan a grant proposal for federal, state, and private foundation requests. Review winning grant proposals in arts and humanities, education, health, and science. Where practicable, gain field experience by working with local nonprofits. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once a Year or as Staffing Allows.

ENG363 - Children's Literature (3 cr.)

Literature, traditional and modern, for children from ages three to twelve. Students will study children's literature as a literary genre, exploring the history of the genre and the interaction between audience and text. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG364 - Shakespeare (3 cr.)

Analysis of ten to twelve of Shakespeare's major plays representative of the genres (tragedy, history, comedy, romance) and of the stages in his career as a dramatist. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG365 - Rhetoric and Writing Arts (3 cr.)

This course invites students to contemplate three fundamental questions: What is writing? What is a writer? What does writing do? Explores major ideas concerning written discourse; its rhetorical roots up to the development of composition theory; its variations and functions; issues involving writing aesthetics; the role of literacy, writing and writer in a world increasingly moving from print to multi-media. May be repeated for a total of six credits. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101; one of the following: ENG201, ENG208, or ENG209. Semester(s) Offered: At Least Once per Year.

ENG366 - New Media (3 cr.)

This course is designed for students interested in new media as a subject of literary study, a creative medium, and/or the subject of a secondary English Language Arts curriculum. In it, each student cultivates an identity as an informed new media producer-consumer. Students use free software on their own and as a group to create and publish texts on the web. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101, junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Once per Year.

ENG367 - Canadian Fiction (3 cr.)

Canadian novels and short stories written in English, focusing on the great flowering of literature since the 1960's. Typical texts by early, classic writers of this period such as Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, and Mordecai Richler, and more recent writers such as Ann-Marie MacDonald, Wayson Choy, Dareen Greer, Joseph Boyden, Heather O'Neill, and graphic novelist Joe Ollmann. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG368 - Grammar for Writing (3 cr.)

This course will examine the nature of English syntax and the application of grammatical concepts to written style. In their study of grammatical structures and the reasons for creating and using them, students, as both writers and prospective English language arts educators, will work with grammar as a meaning-making system that integrates function and form for rhetorical effect. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once per Year.

ENG369 - Autobiographical Writing/Memoir (3 cr.)

This course focuses upon first person texts about personal and family experience, including the personal essay, memoir and the diary/journal. Students will read, discuss, analyze and write in this genre with an emphasis upon various autobiographical styles and modes - from trauma narratives to the humor essay and the keeping of family histories. The works covered in the course represent a broad swath of memoir/autobiographical material and writing styles. Students will seek to locate and develop their own "writer's voice" and story narratives while practicing a variety of memoir strategies. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once per Year.

ENG374 - Anne Frank: Adolescent Self (3 cr.)

Students will closely read the definitive version of Anne Frank's Diary and examine its lasting impact with critical lenses. Looking backward and forward, they will explore the historical context of the diary and the implications of its future study in the classroom. This course will prompt students to evaluate the merit of Anne Frank's legendary and iconic status. The readings should elicit informed oral and written responses on the following questions: How has Anne Frank come to represent the lost potential of the murdered children of her generation? How does she provide for us an intimate account of female adolescent development? How does Anne Frank offer us a unique profile of an emerging writer that can serve as a model to other adolescents? Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once Every 1-2 Years.

ENG375 - Literature for Classroom Teachers (3 cr.)

This course combines a study of current trends, theory, practices, and methods in English Language Arts with a foundation in literature across genres and discipline-specific discourse in the field. This course also instructs candidates in how to apply nation-wide, state, and technological standards to teaching and curriculum design. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG305. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG376 - Reading the Jewish Tradition (3 cr.)

Jews refer to themselves as "am hasefer" or "people of the book." In this course we take that self-description literally, studying a select body of literature that both informs and defines the Jewish experience. This course will include texts from ancient to modern, exploring the themes of storytelling in Talmus/Midrash; folkloric storytelling; the immigrant experience; humor; family; feminism and love. Authors may vary but will likely always include Isaac Babel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Chabon, Chaim Potok, Allegra Goodman, Henry Roth, and poets Yehuda Halevi and Yehuda Amichai. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once Every Two Years.

ENG379 - Spoken Word Poetry (3 cr.)

Practice in writing and performing Spoken Word Poetry in a workshop setting; studying and evaluating Spoken Word texts and video performances with the aim of helping students to develop criteria for critiquing their own work. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: As Needed-at least Once Every Other Year.

ENG382 - Longfellow: Poetry & Prosody (3 cr.)

An in-depth study of the poetry of Longfellow and American prosody. Works studied include both major (Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, "The Courtship of Miles Standish") and minor ("Paul Revere's Ride," "The Building of the Ship," "The Slave's Dream") poems. Attention paid both to his subject matter as a thinker on cultural and personal themes and to his craft as a poet. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Annually.

ENG383 - Dickens (3 cr.)

An in-depth study focusing on Dickens's novels, short novels and journalism. Works studied include the longer novels, such as Bleak House, and short novels, such as A Christmas Carol. Dickens's journalistic work will also be studied. Attention paid to content, craft, and historical background. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG195. Semester(s) Offered: Every Other Year.

ENG384 - Jane Austen (3 cr.)

An examination of the six mature novels of Jane Austen and their context, with attention to Austen's style, her narrative voice, and her satire. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and ENG195. Semester(s) Offered: Once Every 1-2 Years.

ENG389 - Major Authors and Their Craft (3 cr.)

A critical examination of significant works produced by one or two writers in any genre. Special attention to writerly issues, including manipulation of conventions, influence on other writers, popular and critical reception of works, and textual revision. Attention to writers as self-conscious literary craftspersons. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits for credit with different authors. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and Junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: At Least Once per Year.

ENG390 - Theories and Practices of Writing Tutoring (3 cr.)

This course focuses on an exploration and application of theories and practices of writing and writing tutoring. Through critical reflections on essays regarding rhetoric and composition studies and writing tutoring theory and practices, students will begin to formulate their own writing tutoring philosophies. At least seven hours of observation of tutoring in the Learning Center is required. This course can only be taken once and is a prerequisite to becoming a writing tutor in the Claude J. Clark Learning Center. Successful completion of this course meets all of the training requirements for CRLA Level III Master Tutor certification. Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG398 - Internship: Saranac Review (0 to 3 cr.)

Allows and facilitates students to gain practical experience from working on the staff of the Saranac Review, a literary journal dedicated to publishing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. As part of the internship, students would gain experience as editorial assistants. Their duties include logging and tracking manuscripts, reading and screening manuscripts, and performing other editorial and administrative tasks. Some work hours are expected to be worked in the Saranac Review office. May be repeated for up to six credits. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101; minimum of junior standing, POI. Semester(s) Offered: At Least Once per Year.

ENG399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG406 - Advanced Poetry Writing (3 cr.)

Developing advanced skills in the writing of poetry, with special emphasis on developing personal voice and style. Peer review and discussion of all works written. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG302, POI. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG407 - Advanced Fiction Writing (3 cr.)

Developing advanced skills in the writing of fiction, with special emphasis on developing personal voice and style. Peer review and discussion of all works written. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG303, POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG408 - Literary Magazine Workshop (3 cr.)

A production-oriented course, in which students will explore bookmaking for the literary market. The course is designed to introduce students to all aspects related to literary magazine production. Students will produce an annual issue of Z-Platt, the student literary magazine. Prerequisite(s): ENG101, junior standing and POI. Semester(s) Offered: Once per Year.

ENG410 - Early American Literature (3 cr.)

Selected American authors from the earliest colonizers to the early 19th century. Emphasis: Ann Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Cotton Mather, William Byrd II, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Phyllis Wheatley and Charles Brockden Brown. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): three literature credits, junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG412 - 19th Century British Novel (3 cr.)

The nineteenth-century novel from Austen to Hardy. Students will engage in close reading of selected works, with emphasis on the genre of the novel and on 19th century culture and society. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and ENG195. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG414 - Modern English Poetry (3 cr.)

Representative works of such modern poets as Auden, Hardy, Housman, Owen, Sitwell, Thomas and Yeats. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG160 or ENG195 or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG421 - Chaucer (3 cr.)

Close reading of Chaucer's major poetry, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales, toward an appreciation of his thought and method. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): three-credit literature course, sophomore standing. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG422 - Literature and Global Issues (3 cr.)

Literary responses to major global issues or events; how global social, political, economic or ecological conditions interact with literary imagination. Topics to vary with each offering. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG432 - Modern American Poetry (3 cr.)

Representative works of modern American poets. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG160 or ENG195 or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG435 - African American Novel (3 cr.)

Examines the African American novel from its roots in the late 18th century to the present. The objective is to analyze and understand how important artists and works have, along with historical and social forces, influenced the development of the novel. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG436 - Latino(a) Fiction (3 cr.)

Major novels and short fiction written by Latino(a) writers. Examines roots and emergence of Latino(a) narrative fiction; role of politics and history; aesthetics; prominent themes and current trends. Attention will be given to critical approaches to this body of work. Authors may include Anaya, Hinojosa, Hijuelos, Cisneros, Ruiz de Burton, Alvarez, Suarez, Tomas Rivera, and Mohr. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101, junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG438 - American Gothic (3 cr.)

A study of the Gothic in American literature and culture from the 18th century to the present including works from authors such as Brown, Hawthorne, Poe, Gilman, James, Wharton, Faulkner, Lovecraft, Jackson, Morrison, and McCarthy. Students will also examine representations of the American Gothic in popular culture including graphic novels and films. Special attention will be paid to the American Gothic as a reflection of the culture's anxiety concerning history; gender; race and ethnicity; science and technology; and nature. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Once Every Two Years.

ENG439 - Topical Studies in American Literature (3 cr.)

Studies in diverse American literature topics; topics vary with each offering and may include a national or ethnic literature, literary movement, period, genre, theme or motif, a major author, group of authors, or critical approach. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): junior standing and ENG195 or ENG196 or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG443 - Seminar in Contemporary Literature (3 cr.)

A critical examination of significant works produced in the last two decades by writers influencing the contemporary international literary scene. The reading will cover all genres. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: At Least Once per Year.

ENG444 - Arthurian Legend (3 cr.)

Literature dealing with King Arthur and his knights, from the 12th century to the 15th and beyond. The instructor may trace the evolution of the Arthurian legend from the Middle Ages to the present or may choose to focus primarily on the medieval legend. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG448 - Irish Literature (3 cr.)

Survey of Irish literature from the Irish Literary Revival (ca. 1890) to the present. All genres represented with special consideration of the works of Yeats, Synge, Joyce, O'Casey, and Trevor and of the historical and cultural context of Irish literature. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG449 - Topical Studies in British Literature (3 cr.)

Studies in diverse British literature topics; topics change with each offering and may include a literary movement, period, genre, theme or motif, a major author, group of authors, or critical approach. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): junior standing and ENG195 or ENG196 or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Summer.

ENG456 - Modern Drama: 1880 to 1925 (3 cr.)

British and continental drama from the height of the Victorian era; through Ibsen and the coming of realism; the emergence of expressionism in the war years; and the progression to the avant-garde of the 1920s. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and either THE110 or ENG195, or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG457 - World Drama Since 1925 (3 cr.)

British and continental drama focusing on such phenomena as epic theatre, the absurdists, theatre of cruelty, agit-prop drama and multimedia experiments. Playwrights studied: Brecht, Durrenmatt, Beckett, Genet and Weiss. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG459 - Topical Studies in World Literature (3 cr.)

Studies in diverse World (non-British Isles, American or Canadian) literature topics; topics vary with each offering and may include a national or ethnic literature, literary movement, period, genre, theme or motif, a major author, group of authors, or critical approach. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): junior standing and ENG195 or ENG196 or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG461 - Young Adult Literature (3 cr.)

An exploration of significant fiction written for young adults aged 12 to 18. Issues include literary evaluation criteria, literary themes and issues, and societal pressures upon content and form. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and ENG195. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG462 - Young Adult Science Fiction (3 cr.)

Significant works of science fiction and related speculative fiction written for the young adult audience. Issues include apocalypse, coming of age, futurism, posthumanity, power relationships, social and environmental responsibility, utopia/dystopia. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101 and a course in literature. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG469 - Topical Studies in Film (3 cr.)

Studies in diverse American, British or world cinema topics. Topics vary with each offering and may include national or ethnic film, film theory, history, trends, periods, genres, themes, motifs, or new directions in the field. Focus on reading and writing that use the formal vocabularies of film studies. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101, junior standing, and at least one course in literature or film, or POI. Semester(s) Offered: Once per Year.

ENG480 - The Stratford Experience (1 cr.)

Students will study Shakespeare, the history of the Stratford Festival, and travel to Stratford, Ontario to watch the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's performances of his plays. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG485 - Advanced Writing Workshop (3 cr.)

The purpose of this workshop course is to develop advanced writing skills in any genre (poetry, drama, fiction, and creative nonfiction), with special emphasis on developing personal voice and style. This culminating course in the Writing Arts major is focused on peer review and analysis of all works written. Must be repeated once for a total of 6 credits; may be repeated twice for a total of 9 credits. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG186 and two courses from the following list: ENG302, 303, 306, 318, 330, 333, 369, 379. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

ENG486 - Editing and Publishing (3 cr.)

Practical experience in editing by working on the staff of the professional literary journal, Saranac Review. Involves extensive and intensive reading and screening of submissions and critical discussion of manuscripts. Emphasis on developing students' awareness of criteria for publication. Discussion of various topics related to editing and publishing such as ethical issues, the contemporary literary market and trends, social media and publishing, conventions of editorial practice including fact-checking, and production aspects. Students will also perform other tasks whenever needed. Prerequisite(s): ENG101. Minimum of junior standing. POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

ENG488 - Senior Writing Portfolio (0 cr.)

Production of a portfolio comprising work from multiple writing arts courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students will follow guidelines set by the department. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): major in English Writing Arts and senior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG495 - Advanced Honors Project (3 cr.)

Significant undertaking written and produced under the direction of a faculty mentor. Project will consist of written criticism or research or a body of creative, expository or journalistic writing; may include photographic or other media displays as appropriate; optional oral presentation. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG494 or JOU494, permission of department chairperson. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

ENG496 - Instructional Practicum (1 to 3 cr.)

Supervised tutoring or classroom instructional assistance in the Learning Center or an English/journalism course. A contract specifying each student's duties, approved by the course coordinator, will be on file in the department. Can be repeated to a maximum of six credits. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): ENG305 or ENG390 is recommended. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

ENG499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG587 - Topics in American Literature (3 cr.)

Special offerings in American Literature, involving major authors (Hawthorne, Hemingway), regional literature (Southern Writers to 1940), or themes (Capitalism in American Literature). May be repeated twice for credit with different topics. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Qualified senior undergraduates admitted with permission of the instructor. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ENG599 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

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