Course DescriptionsEngl 100: Exposition and ArgumentEngl 101: English for International StudentsEngl 200: Literary StudiesEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Language, Form, InspirationEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Crime FictionEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Utopian/ Dystopian LiteratureEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Into the WildEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Banned Books and Novel IdeasEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Horrible Husbands and Wicked WivesEnglish 200: Literary Studies--Innocence and ExperienceEngl 231: Film AestheticsEngl 300: Introduction to Professional WritingEngl 301: Introduction to Creative WritingEngl 310: Introduction to Technical WritingEngl 321: Intermediate CompositionEngl 365/565*: Studies in American LiteratureEngl 380/ 580*: Topics in WritingEngl 386: Internship in EnglishEngl 389: Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesEngl 390/590: Topics in LiteratureEngl 396/596: Traditions of Giving and Serving in American LifeEngl 400: New Literacies, Cultures, and Technologies of WritingEngl 401: American Literature 1English 402: American Literature 2Engl 405/505*: Masterpieces of World LiteratureEngl 408/508: Methods of Literary Criticism and ResearchEngl 409/509: Literature of the Medieval PeriodEngl 410/510: ShakespeareEngl 420/520: Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth CenturiesEngl 423: Short Story WritingEngl 424: Poetry WritingEngl 425: Creative NonfictionEngl 430/530: Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth CenturyEng 431: Advanced CompositionEngl 441/541: History of the English LanguageEngl 442/542: Modern English GrammarEngl 443/543: Introduction to LinguisticsEngl 450/550: British Literature of the Nineteenth CenturyEngl 456: The NovelEngl 460/560: Twentieth-Century DramaEngl 470/570: Twentieth-Century FictionEngl 475/575: Twentieth Century PoetryEngl 478: Literature for ChildrenEngl 479/ 579: Literature for AdolescentsEngl 481: Cooperative Education in English 1Engl 482-483: Cooperative Education in English II-IIIEngl 489: The Teaching of EnglishEngl 491: Seminar in Professional WritingEngl 492: Seminar in WritingEngl 493: Seminar in EnglishEngl 495*: Independent Study in EnglishEngl 497: Honors Work in EnglishEngl 498: Honors Candicacy in EnglishEngl 609: Theory and Practice of Expository WritingLS 610: Seminar in HumanitiesEnglish 610: Studies in Nineteenth-Century British LiteratureEngl 615: Shakespeare and His ContemporariesEngl 635: Studies in American Literature
ENGLISH 635: STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Cr. 3.

Uehling: Growing Up in America.

The idea of the course is to examine fictional representations of childhood and young adulthood in the experience of twentieth century America. Students will consider characters from diverse ethnic backgrounds, geographic settings, socio-economic groups; and they will consider essential qualities of person and circumstance that distinguish these young men and women. If there is an "American experience," we may find it; if not, we will aim to interpret the experiences that are American. Possible texts include Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson; The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway; My Antonia by Willa Cather; Miss Murial and Other Stories by Ann Petry; English Creek by Ivan Doig; The House on Mango Street, Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros; How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez; Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories by John Updike; The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich; The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Students will be asked to write two short critical papers (five to seven pages), to deliver an oral report on other significant texts (e.g., Huck Finn, Hawthorne stories, What Maisie Knew, In Country, The Kitchen God's Wife), and to take a final exam.

Byrne: The American Short Story.

This course will examine representative readings by American short-story writers, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Wright, John Cheever, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike and many others. Special emphasis will be placed on the gradual development and changing popularity of the art form. Class participants will be required to pursue additional study and produce a final paper (approximately twenty-five pages) analyzing a collection of works by an individual author. In addition, there will be a final exam.