ENGLISH & LITERATURE




ENGL 5304 - History of the English Language

(Formerly ENGL 5504) ...........................3.00 credits

The development of the English language since the fifth century, emphasizing the philological changes which have occurred.


ENGL 5500 - Bibliography and Research

Methods ......................................................3.00 credits

Various approaches to literary scholarship and methods of research. Required and should be taken as early as possible in the student's course of study.


ENGL 5600 - Shakespeare [Formerly ENGL

5510) ........................................................... 3.00 credits

Representative tragedies, comedies and history plays along with major poetry and critical problems in these works.


ENGL 5606 - Medieval Literature (Formerly

CHAUCER) ................................................3.00 credits

Significant authors through the 15th century, with emphasis on the major works of Chaucer. Some attention given to the language and historical background of the age.


ENGL 5609 - Introduction to

Linguistics................................................. 3.00 credits

Introduction to the principles of linguistic theory and analysis. Fundamentals of major approaches to the study of phonology, morphology and syntax.


ENGL 5612 - Advanced Grammar and

Syntax..........................................................3.00 credits

Critical examination of salient components of modem syntax and grammar.


ENGL 5615 - Advanced Exposition for Teachers

(Formerly ENGL 5515) .............................3.00 credits

Techniques of exposition, including structures, research methodology, rhetorical principles and teaching applications.


ENGL 5621 - Literature of the Sixteenth and

Seventeenth Centuries (Formerly Old English

Literature).................................................. 3.00 credits

Literary tendencies and thought of the period, including critical study of such major figures as More, Sidney, Donne, Jonson, Herbert and Milton.


ENGL 5632 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century

Literature....................................................3.00 credits

Poetry and prose of the Restoration and Neo-classical periods with emphasis on such figures as Dryden, Congreve, Pope, Swift and Johnson.


ENGL 5641 - Romanticism (Formerly ENGL

5502) ......................................................... 3.00 credits

Study of the general literary tendencies and thought of the period, with emphasis on the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats.


ENGL 5650 - Modern Drama ...................3.00 credits

Major trends in modem drama with readings from playwrights of Britain, Europe and the Americas.

ENGL 5651 - Victorian Literature (Formerly ENGL

5603) ............................................................3.00 credits

Critical examination of major authors of the period, with some attention to social and cultural background. Focus may be on poets like Browning and Tennyson, prose writers like Carlyle and Ruskin, or novelists like Dickens and Eliot.


ENGL 5610 - Modern British

Literature....................................................3.00 credits

Major works of the 20th century, with emphasis on either fiction or poetry.


ENGL 5681 - Early American

Literature................................................... 3.00 credits

Various genres of literature from the beginnings through the early national period. Attention also given to cultural and historical background.


ENGL 5683 - American Romanticism .... 3.00 credits

Prose and poetry of the early and mid-19th century by such key figures as Hawthorne, Melville, Douglass, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman.


ENGL 5684 - American Realism and

Naturalism ................................................. 3.00 credits

Important writers of the period from 1865-1914, including Twain, James, Howells, Wharton, Crane, Chopin, Chesnutt and Dreiser.


ENGL 5685 - Southern Literature ...........3.00 credits

Study of major and representative writers from various periods of literature of the American South.


ENGL 5686 - Modern American

Literature .................................................. 3.00 credits

Major trends in 20th century fiction, non-fictional prose, drama and poetry. Genre, movement and author emphases will vary.


ENGL 5690 - African American

Literature .................................................. 3.00 credits

Critical investigation of African-American writing from the 18th through the 20th centuries, with emphasis on major writers and cultural traditions.


ENGL 5696 - Contemporary Literature. 3.00 credits

Major writers and trends of World Literature in English since World War II, including authors from both Western and non-Western cultures.


ENGL 5792 - African American Novel (Formerly

ENGL 5692) ...................................... 3.00 credits

Critical and interpretive study of fiction by African Americans of the 20th century, with some attention to 19th century backgrounds.


ENGL 5794 - African American

Drama........................................................3.00 credits

A study of the history and development of drama by African Americans, emphasizing the 20th century.


ENGL 5908 - Literary Criticism ..............3.00 credits

Origin and development of the basic principles of literary theory.