English (ENGL)

ENGL Class Schedule

Courses

ENGL 101   Intro to Poetry   credit: 3 Hours.

Close reading and analysis of poetry and other literary texts. Introduction to argumentative strategies for writing about poetry. Addresses prosody, poetic language (diction, metaphor, image, tone), and major verse forms (the sonnet, elegy, ode, ballad, dramatic monologue, free verse). Students also study poems from a range of literary periods and movements to learn how formal qualities change and develop over time and are relevant to everyday life.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 102   Intro to Drama   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores such topics as the history of dramatic form, the major dramatic genres, the dramatic traditions of various cultures, and key terms used in the analysis of dramatic works. Reading plays from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary theatre, students will be taught skills in close reading and literary interpretation. Students will consider the importance of performance, considering how meanings might be represented through visual and aural means.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 103   Intro to Fiction   credit: 3 Hours.

An introduction to the study of literature and literary history at the university level. Explores such topics as: the historical role and place of fictional narratives, the idea of genre, relationships between context and meaning in fictional works. Student will develop a critical vocabulary for interpreting and analyzing narrative strategies. Credit is not given for both ENGL 103 and ENGL 109.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 104   Intro to Film   credit: 3 Hours.

Thoughtful viewing of diverse films (in required weekly screenings), along with ample discussion and critical reading and writing, to gain understanding of cinematic expression and of film's capacity to entertain and to exert artistic and social influence. Same as MACS 104.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 106   Literature and Experience   credit: 3 Hours.

Understanding of the relationship between literature and human experience through the study of significant, recurrent themes. May be repeated one time if topics vary.

ENGL 109   Intro to Fiction-ACP   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to critical analysis of prose fiction. Explores a wide range of short and long fiction across historical periods; examines narrative strategies such as plot, character, and point of view. Special emphasis placed on good literary critical writing. Course is similar to ENGL 103 except for the additional writing component. Credit is not given for both ENGL 109 and ENGL 103. Prerequisite: Completion of campus Composition I general education requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 110   Intro Lit Study for Non-Majors   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to literary genres and literary interpretation, with an emphasis on close reading. For non-majors only.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 112   Literature of Global Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Through literature and films, studies the impact of historical change on individuals and on cultures, the breakdown of borders, the building of new hierarchies of domination and exploitation, the contact and collision between the local and the global, and the transnational and problematic processes of cultural globalization. Same as CWL 112.

ENGL 114   Bible as Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 111 and RLST 101. See RLST 101.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 115   Intro to British Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Acquaints students with the rich diversity of British prose, poetry, and drama. As a basic introduction to English literature, the course explores a series of literary texts, often thematically related, which appeal to modern readers and at the same time provide interesting insights into the cultural attitudes and values of the periods which produced them.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 116   Intro to American Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores a sampling of literature written by American authors, including some combination of essays, narratives, drama, fiction, and poems from various periods in American literary history. Texts for reading and discussion will include literature representing a variety of gender and ethnic perspectives.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 117   Shakespeare on Film   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores the ongoing reinterpretation and appropriation of Shakespeare plays in twentieth- and twenty-first century film. Expect to read around five plays and analyze two productions of each play, and to consider how Shakespeare can be transformed to meet different cultural and contextual demands of the screen. Lecture and discussion. Same as MACS 117.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 119   Literature of Fantasy   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the rich traditions of fantasy writing in world literature. While the commercial category of fantasy post-Tolkien will often be the focal point, individual instructors may choose to focus on alternate definitions of the genre: literatures of the fantastic, the uncanny, and the weird; fantasy before the Enlightenment and the advent of realism; fantasy for young adult or child readers; and so on. Same as CWL 119.

ENGL 120   Science Fiction   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the study of science fiction, the genre that has both contributed to scientific knowledge and attempted to make sense of the changes that have taken place in the world since the Enlightenment, the onset of industrialization, and the acceleration of technology. Texts are taken from a variety of literary and pop culture sources: pulps and magazines, novels and films, comics and TV shows.

ENGL 121   Comics and Graphic Narratives   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to graphic narratives---comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, and so on---from a diverse panoply of cultural, formal, and historical traditions.

ENGL 122   Swords, Sorcery & Sex: The Middle Ages in Popular Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores the use of medievalism in contemporary popular culture. Instructors may draw from film, television, music, fiction, graphic novels, gaming, and other sources, and they approach the material from a variety of cultural, historical, and aesthetic traditions. The goal of the course will be to understand how the medieval periods of world cultures have been reinvented in modern times, and how modernity has been constructed in relation and in opposition to the medieval imaginary. Same as MDVL 122.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 150   Black Literature in America   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as AFRO 105. See AFRO 105.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 191   Freshman Honors Tutorial   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors majors or to Cohn Scholars. May be repeated one time. Prerequisite: Consent of honors advisor.

ENGL 198   Freshman Honors Seminar   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to the study of literature, with emphasis on individual work in fundamental problems of literary analysis; works studied are usually a combination either of short poems and short stories or of novels and plays. May be repeated one time if topics vary. Prerequisite: James Scholar standing or other designation as a superior student.

ENGL 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Topics course that varies each semester and by section. The topics offered each semester will be listed in the Class Schedule. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

ENGL 200   Intro to the Study of Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the study of literature, with an emphasis on interpretive theories and methods as well as the formal distinctions between the major literary genres. For majors only.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 202   Medieval Lit and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the diverse literatures and cultures of the global Middle Ages (Approx. 500-1500 CE). Students will read works by medieval authors in Modern English translation, with particular attention to placing works in their historical and material contexts. Same as CWL 253 and MDVL 201. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 204   Renaissance Lit and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Readings in English and continental literary masterpieces with attention to significant cultural influences. Same as CWL 255. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 206   Enlightenment Lit and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Study in Anglophone and global texts from the period 1600 to 1800, with attention to cultural and historical contexts. Same as CWL 257. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 207   Romantic Lit and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of literature, philosophy, visual arts, and social criticism of the British Romantic period, with attention to broader cultural issues. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 208   Victorian Lit and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of literature, philosophy, visual arts, and social criticism of the British Victorian period, with attention to broader cultural issues. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 209   British Lit to 1800   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical and critical study of selected works of British literature to 1800 in chronological sequence. For majors only. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement and ENGL 200.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 210   British Lit 1800 to Present   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical and critical study of selected works of British literature after 1800 in chronological sequence. For majors only. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement and ENGL 200.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 211   Intro to Mod African Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as AFST 210 and CWL 210. See AFST 210.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

ENGL 213   Modernist Lit and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts, social criticism, and popular sciences of the Anglo-American Modern period (1880-1920), with attention to broad cultural issues. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 216   Legends of King Arthur   credit: 3 Hours.

Arthurian myth and legend is one of the most enduring literary traditions of Western Europe, and the characters of Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, Gawain and Mordred were as popular in the Middle Ages as they are today. Originating in early medieval Wales, the legends traveled through England to France and Germany and throughout the modern world. Students will study the development of the Arthurian tradition in chronicles, poetry, romances, lais, and fabliaux, comparing variations across cultural and historical boundaries. Same as CWL 216 and MDVL 216. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 218   Introduction to Shakespeare   credit: 3 Hours.

Representative readings of Shakespeare's drama and poetry in the context of his age, with emphasis on major plays; selections vary from section to section. Does not fulfill Shakespeare requirement for the English major. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 220   Literature and Science   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores the mutual influences of science and literature in some key literary and non-literary texts. Covers scientific texts, literary works, and cultural theory to explore how and why scientific knowledge is intimately linked to literature.

ENGL 223   Jewish Storytelling   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 221, RLST 220, and YDSH 220. See YDSH 220.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 225   Intro to Latina/o Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as LLS 242 and SPAN 242. See LLS 242.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 241   Beginnings of Modern Poetry   credit: 3 Hours.

An inquiry into some of the more complex and innovative poetry written in English. Students will read poets such as Frost, Robinson, Sandburg, Lindsay, Hardy, Hopkins, Housman, Yeats, Lawrence, the Imagists, and the early Pound and Eliot. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 242   Poetry Since 1940   credit: 3 Hours.

An exploration of English-language poetry written since World War II. Students study some or all of the following major poetic movements of the period: the Beats, the New York School, the Black Mountain poets, the Confessional school, the Deep Image poets, the British "movement" and post-"Movement" poets, the Black Arts movement, Feminist poets, Post-colonial poetry, Language poets, and the current multifarious poetry scene. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

ENGL 243   Modern Drama I   credit: 3 Hours.

Ibsen to O'Neill. Same as CWL 265. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 244   Modern Drama II   credit: 3 Hours.

Pirandello to the present. Same as CWL 266. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 245   The Short Story   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical and critical study of the short story (American and European) from the early nineteenth century to the present. Same as CWL 267. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 247   The British Novel   credit: 3 Hours.

A study of some of the more noteworthy and influential writers of the last two hundred and fifty years. The course traces the development of the novel as a genre that both celebrated and critiqued Britain and British nationalism. Examines how the novel has been important culturally over time. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 248   Brit, Amer & Contin Fiction   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of important thematic and structural relationships - influences, parallels, and variations - among selected major works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; readings chosen from works of Bronte, Hardy, Lawrence, Woolf, James, Faulkner, Bellow, Oates, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Stendhal, Flaubert, Camus, Kafka, Mann, Hesse, Moravia, and Pavese. All works read in English. Same as CWL 269. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 250   The American Novel to 1914   credit: 3 Hours.

Critical study of selected American novels from the late eighteenth century to 1914. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 251   The American Novel Since 1914   credit: 3 Hours.

Critical study of selected American novels from 1914 to the present. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 253   Topics in Lit and New Media   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the role technological invention has played in history of print media and how literary aesthetics are changing with the advent of new media, such as software, video games, and graphic novels. We will consider material formats, genres, and modes of production along with the cultural, political, and societal implications of different forms and formats. May be repeated in separate terms up to 6 hours.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 255   Survey of American Lit I   credit: 3 Hours.

American literature and its cultural backgrounds to 1870. For majors only. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement and ENGL 200.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 256   Survey of American Lit II   credit: 3 Hours.

American literature and its cultural backgrounds after 1870. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement and ENGL 200.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 259   Afro-American Literature I   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical and critical study of Afro-American literature in its social and cultural context from the beginning to 1915. Same as AFRO 259 and CWL 259. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 260   Afro-American Literature II   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical and critical study of Afro-American literature in its social and cultural context since 1915. Same as AFRO 260 and CWL 260. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 261   Topics in Lit and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Introductory study of variety of topics in literature and culture, including those that bridge traditional historical periods, focus on themes or movements, and cross disciplinary boundaries. May be repeated up to 6 hours in same or separate terms if topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

ENGL 265   Intro to American Indian Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as AIS 265. See AIS 265.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 266   Grimm's Fairy Tales in Context   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 254 and GER 251. See GER 251.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 267   Grimms' Fairy Tales - ACP   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 250 and GER 250. See GER 250.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 268   The Holocaust in Context - ACP   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 271 and GER 260. See GER 260.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 269   The Holocaust in Context   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 273 and GER 261. See GER 261.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 270   American Film Genres   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the study of the dominant genres or types U.S. cinema. Examines the elements that constitute genres (such as visual and narrative patterns), the formation and reshaping of genres by filmmakers and the entertainment industry, the social and cultural factors that influence the genre cycles and subgenres, and the landmark works of each genre. The course treats several genres in historical perspective or focus on a single genre. May be repeated in separate terms up to 6 hours if topics vary.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 272   Minority Images in Amer Film   credit: 3 Hours.

Addresses how a range of films made in the United States have represented diverse ethnicities and cultures in relation to each other and to dominant American media conventions and social ideas. A comparative, case study approach examines racial and gender stereotyping, historical and economic factors, and reactions of various audiences to the films. Same as AFRO 272. Prerequisite: Fulfillment of the Composition I English requirement; sophomore standing or above.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 273   American Cinema Since 1950   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores key issues in American cinema from 1950 to the present, structured around central problems of film studies (such as authorship, genre, narratology, film style, gender analysis, and the spectacle of violence), contextualizing them within moments of major transition in the American film industry. Viewing and discussion of a major film each week. Same as MACS 273. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

ENGL 274   Literature and Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Major literary works presented within the context of social issues of their time. May be repeated with the permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 275   Am Indian and Indigenous Film   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as AIS 275 and MACS 275. See AIS 275.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 276   Asian Film Genres   credit: 3 Hours.

Studies a variable selection of popular film genres produced and circulated in Asia (e.g., martial arts, horror, musicals, anime, melodramas, science fiction, monster movies, comedy) that have an impact across the region, with emphasis on East and Southeast Asia, and beyond. Takes a historical and transnational comparative approach to analyzing shifting narrative and visual and other cinematic realizations of each genre across different contexts, including Western reception and cross-cultural adaptations. Same as CWL 276 and EALC 276.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

ENGL 280   Women Writers   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of British and American women authors. Same as GWS 280. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

ENGL 281   Women in the Lit Imagination   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of the way various writers, both male and female, have portrayed woman's image, social role, and psychologies in British, American, or Anglophone literature. Same as GWS 281. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

ENGL 283   Jewish Sacred Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 283 and RLST 283. See RLST 283.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 284   Modern Jewish Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Surveys imaginative literature by Jewish authors from the Enlightenment to the present, including fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiography written in English or translated from other languages. Same as CWL 284 and RLST 284. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ENGL 285   Postcolonial Lit in English   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of selected postcolonial literature, theory, and film as texts that "write back" to dominant European representations of power, identity, gender and the Other. Postcolonial writers, critics and filmmakers studied may include Franz Fanon, Edward Said, Aime Cesaire, Ousmane Sembene, Chinua Achebe, Michelle Cliff, Mahesweta Devi, Buchi Emecheta, Derek Walcott and Marlene Nourbese-Philip. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

ENGL 286   Asian American Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to Asian American literary studies and culture through the reading of major works of literature selected from but not limited to the following American ethnic subgroups: Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Pakistani, and Vietnamese. Same as AAS 286. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 290   Individual Study   credit: 0 to 3 Hours.

Study of selected topics. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ENGL 293   Culture and Sustainability   credit: 3 Hours.

An introduction to the study of sustainability in a global humanistic context, with specific focus on the historical, ethical, and cultural dimensions of sustainability. Topics include the major historical turning points in human communities' relationship to their environment and natural resources discourses of environment we inherit from major traditions in philosophy and art; and the full range of sustainability issues confronting human civilization today, considered in cultural context. Readings will be drawn from a range of humanistic disciplines, including literary and cultural studies, science studies, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, political science, and art history. Same as ESE 293.

ENGL 300   Writing About Lit Text&Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Writing-intensive, variable topic course designed to improve English majors' ability to write clear, well-organized, analytically sound and persuasively argued essays relevant to literary studies. Introduces students to some strategies of literary criticism and research through examination of critical texts appropriate to course topic. For majors only. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement; one year of college literature or consent of instructor.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition

ENGL 301   CriticalApproaches to Lit&Text   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to influential critical methods and to the multiple frameworks for interpretation as illustrated by the intensive analysis of selected texts. For majors only. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement and ENGL 200.

ENGL 310   Introduction to the Study of the English Language   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics in the study of the English language, with emphasis on one or more of the following: the social, political, historical, technological, legal, and economic aspects of language use. Credit is not given for both ENGL 401 and ENGL 310.

ENGL 311   History of the English Language   credit: 3 Hours.

Language variation and change from the earliest forms of English to the present day, with emphasis on the rise of Standard English and the social, geographic, and cultural aspects of linguistic change in English. Credit is not given for both ENGL 403 and ENGL 311.

ENGL 325   Topics in LGBT Lit & Film   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores topics on representations of non-heteronormative sexuality in canonical and recovered historical texts and in contemporary literature, on literature by LGBT authors, and on theories of sexuality that pertain to systems of textual and cultural meaning. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

ENGL 330   Slavery and Identity   credit: 3 Hours.

Explores slavery in the Americas through its representation in literature over time. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches, we will look at the enslaved, the enslavers, and the middle merchants who facilitated the slave trade, and will examine the experience of slavery and the economic, political, religious, and scientific justifications used to maintain it. We will also examine the African cultural traditions from which the slaves emerged and the aspects of it that lent to creation of the new U.S. culture.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

ENGL 359   Lit Responses to the Holocaust   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 320, RLST 320, and YDSH 320. See YDSH 320.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ENGL 373   Special Topics in Film Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

Extended investigation of major subjects and issues in cinema and other media; topics vary and typically include studies of author/directors, genres, historical movements, critical approaches, and themes. Same as MACS 373. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: One college-level course in film studies or literature.

ENGL 374   World Cinema in English   credit: 3 Hours.

Course systematically addresses cinema movements and films of different periods, genres, themes and styles produced in one or two Anglophone countries other than the U.S. (e.g., Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and regions with Anglophone film movements or strands like South Asia and the Caribbean). Topics could include cinema in relation to relevant distinctive national and cultural histories, local audiences and production circumstances, and the challenges of international distribution in light of Hollywood's global dominance. Meets for 110 minutes twice a week, with some class time devoted to film screenings (not always on same day) and some longer feature films scheduled in required out-of-class screenings announced well in advance. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours in separate terms if topics vary.

ENGL 380   Topics in Writing Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

Advanced-level work in the field of Writing Studies. Building upon a traditional disciplinary understanding of writing as rhetoric, this course invites students to call upon sociological, anthropological, and/or ideological approaches to the study of writing in order to understand the myriad ways that writing makes meaning(s). See Class Schedule for topics. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

ENGL 390   Advanced Individual Study   credit: 3 Hours.

Advanced study of selected topics. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ENGL 391   Honors Individual Study   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of selected topics. Restricted to English and English education majors with a 3.33 average who are working towards the degree with distinction in English or in English education. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Enroll in undergraduate advising office.

ENGL 396   Honors Seminar I   credit: 3 Hours.

Themes, movements, and forms in British, American, and Anglophone literature. May be repeated. Prerequisite: A 3.33 grade-point average or consent of the English Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. Restricted to English and Rhetoric majors.

ENGL 397   Honors Seminar II   credit: 3 Hours.

Periods in British, American, and Anglophone literature. May be repeated. Prerequisite: A 3.33 grade-point average or consent of the English Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. Restricted to English and Rhetoric majors.

ENGL 398   Honors Seminar III   credit: 3 Hours.

Major British, American, and Anglophone authors. Each seminar considers one or two major authors. May be repeated. Prerequisite: A 3.33 grade-point average or consent of the English Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. Restricted to English and Rhetoric majors.

ENGL 402   Descriptive English Grammar   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An introduction to English linguistics with emphasis on the phonetic, syntactic, and semantic structures of English; language variation, standardization, and change; language legislation and linguistic rights; English as a world language; and the study of language in American schools. Same as BTW 402. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

ENGL 407   Introduction to Old English   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to the form of English spoken and written prior to about AD 1100. Exploring concepts of cultural, historical, and linguistic change, students will learn to read Old English texts in the original. Readings include examples from the prose tradition (e.g., Bede's story of the poet Caedmon and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) as well as poetic texts (e.g., The Dream of the Rood and The Wanderer). Same as MDVL 407. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

ENGL 411   Chaucer   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

A selection of Chaucer's major works read in Middle English. Instructors will usually emphasize either the Canterbury Tales or Troilus and Criseyde and the dream visions, but alternate combinations of texts are possible. Students will also be introduced to Chaucer's fourteenth-century context. Same as MDVL 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 412   Topics in Medieval Brit Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Advanced topics course exploring the literatures of medieval Britain, especially Old and/or Middle English but with some attention to Celtic, French, Latin, and Norse texts in translation. Same as CWL 417 and MDVL 410. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary. May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 416   Topics in Brit Drama to 1660   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Advanced topics course devoted to dramatic practice in the medieval and/or early modern British Isles. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary; Graduate students may repeat if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 418   Shakespeare   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Reading assignments will reflect the generic diversity and historical breadth of Shakespeare's work. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 421   Later Renaiss Poetry & Prose   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 423   Milton   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 426   Early 18th Century Literature   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

British Literature between 1600--the restoration of Charles II to the throne--and 1740. Focus on the plays, poems, and fiction by male and female authors with particular attention to issues of gender relations, colonialism and imperial expansion, and class tensions. Writers covered may include Aphra Behn, Alexander Pope, Eliza Haywood, Jonathan Swift, John Dryden, the Earl of Rochester, Daniel Defoe, and others. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 427   Later 18th Century Literature   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Focused study of texts produced in Great Britain and its empire between roughly 1740 and 1790. Writers may include Laurence Sterne, Mary Leapor, Thomas Warton, and others. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 428   British Drama 1660-1800   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Focused study of the major male and female playwrights who wrote between 1660 (the reopening of the theaters after the Interregnum) and roughly 1800. Particular attention will be devoted to the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts of theatrical performance, and to the major issues dealt with on the London stage: sexual morality, the role of women in a patrilineal society, and the problems of empire, trade, and colonialism. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 429   18th Century Fiction   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Focused study of British and Anglophone fiction in the eighteenth century. Authors may include Defoe, Swift, Haywood, Fielding, Richardson, Sterne, Burney, Walpole, Radcliffe, and others. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 431   Topics in British Romantic Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Focused study of British literature between roughly 1785 and 1832. Authors may include Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Austen and others. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 434   Victorian Poetry & Prose   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of such major poets as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Hardy; and of prose writers including Carlyle, Mill, Arnold, Pater, and Huxley. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 435   19th C British Fiction   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 441   British Lit 1900-1930   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 442   British Lit Since 1930   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 449   American Lit 1820-1865   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 450   American Lit 1865-1914   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 451   American Lit 1914-1945   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 452   American Lit 1945-Present   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 455   Major Authors   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Intensive study of the work of one or two major authors. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary. May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 460   Lit of American Minorities   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Advanced topics seminar exploring literary expressions of minority experience in America. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours. Graduate students may repeat as topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 461   Topics in Literature   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Advanced seminar on any of a variety of literary topics. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary. May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 462   Topics in Modern Fiction   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Advanced seminar devoted to topics in British, American, and Anglophone fiction from approximately 1800 to the present day. Continental fiction in English translation may occasionally be considered. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary. May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 465   Topics in Drama   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Seminar covering advanced topics (such as genre, performance context, period, or theme) in drama studies. Same as CWL 465. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary. May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 475   Lit and Other Disciplines   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Advanced topics seminar exploring the intersection of literary study and other scholarly disciplines. The disciplines students study vary each term, but past courses have examined connections between literature and psychology, forensic science, environmental studies, and the law. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary.May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 476   Topics in Lit & Environment   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

From the developing field of "ecocriticism" to new historical examinations of canonical writers such as Thomson, Thoreau, or the "nature poets", to the new field of Science Studies, this advanced seminar examines a range of specialized topics related to literature and the environment. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary. May be repeated for graduate credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 481   Comp Theory and Practice   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of the history and theory of written composition. This course explores basic rhetorical principles, various theoretical perspectives in the field of composition/rhetoric, and helps students form practical approaches to the guidance of, response to, and structuring of student writing. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 482   Writing Technologies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examines the relationship of computer technology to the larger field of writing studies. Topics include a historical overview of computers and other writing technologies; current instructional practices and their relation to various writing theories; research on word processing, computer-mediated communication, and hypermedia; and the computer as a research tool. Same as LIS 482. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. Students must have a basic knowledge of word processing.

ENGL 485   Literature for the High School   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 500   Intro to Criticism & Research   credit: 4 Hours.

Introductory course in methods and techniques in research and literary criticism.

ENGL 505   Writing Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Reviews theory and research on the social and historical development of writing systems, including consideration of the relationship between oral and written language, writing and other graphic representation systems, alternative technologies, the evolution of writing systems, and the social functions of literacy. Same as CI 563. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate programs of a unit offering the graduate specialization in Writing Studies, or consent of instructor.

ENGL 508   Beowulf   credit: 4 Hours.

Reading and intensive study of Beowulf in the original language. Students will read the entire poem in Old English, with close attention to language, style, historical contexts, and medieval sources and analogues as well as modern editorial, interpretive, and theoretical approaches. Same as MDVL 508. Prerequisite: ENGL 407 or consent of instructor.

ENGL 511   Chaucer   credit: 4 Hours.

Intensive study for graduate students on Chaucer's major works and related scholarship. Instructors will usually emphasize either the Canterbury Tales or Troilus and Criseyde and the dream visions, but alternate combinations of texts are possible. Same as MDVL 511. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours if topics vary.

ENGL 514   Seminar in Medieval Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

Intensive study of selected texts, genres, themes, or theoretical issues in medieval British literature (usually focusing on either Old English or Middle English texts), or of scholarly methods in medieval studies (such as editing, paleography, or bibliography and methods of historical research). Same as MDVL 514. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of medieval studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 519   Seminar in Shakespeare   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of Shakespeare's work or consent of instructor.

ENGL 520   Seminar 16th C Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of Renaissance studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 524   Seminar in 17th C Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of Renaissance studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 527   Seminar in 18th C Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of eighteenth-century studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 533   Seminar Romantic Lit   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of Romantic studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 537   Seminar Victorian Lit   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to an aspect of Victorian studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 543   Seminar Mod British Lit   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One college course devoted entirely to an aspect of modern British studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 547   Seminar Earlier American Lit   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One college course devoted entirely to an aspect of American studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 553   Seminar Later American Lit   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One college course devoted entirely to an aspect of American studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 559   Seminar Afro-American Lit   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One college course devoted entirely to an aspect of American literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 563   Seminar Themes and Movements   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of graduate study of literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 564   Seminar Lit Modes and Genres   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of graduate study of literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 578   Seminar Lit &Other Disciplines   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of graduate study of literature or consent of instructor.

ENGL 581   Seminar Literary Theory   credit: 4 Hours.

May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: A college course devoted entirely to criticism or consent of instructor.

ENGL 582   Topics Research and Writing   credit: 4 Hours.

Focuses on the diverse research paradigms that are often employed in the study of writing processes. Topics will vary each term. Examines past and current writing research in the topic area with an emphasis on the critical examination of research designs and the influence of epistemologies on the interpretation of data. Same as CI 565. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 583   Topics Writ Pedagogy & Design   credit: 4 Hours.

Examines the relationships among writing studies, theories of pedagogy, and the practice of the writing teacher and administrator. Also focuses on particular problems or particular schools of thought. Typical topics include Writing Program Design and Administration; Writing, Thinking, and Problem Solving; The Classroom as a Research Site; Collaborative Learning; and Writing Across the Curriculum and Discourse Communities. Requirements will vary with instructors and topics. Same as CI 566. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 584   Topics Discourse and Writing   credit: 4 Hours.

Focuses on the modes of inquiry central to writing research. The course topic will vary each term and may address such issues as cognitive research and writing, ethnographic research and writing, and discourse analysis and writing. Same as CI 569. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in writing studies or consent of instructor.

ENGL 586   Topics in Digital Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Inquiry into theory and research in one or more areas of digital scholarship, including new media studies, digital humanities, social media studies, and/or critical code studies. Same as CI 586. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in separate terms up to 8 hours, if topics vary.

ENGL 591   Research in Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Independent study under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.

ENGL 592   Masters Exam Tutorial   credit: 6 or 12 Hours.

Reading for the Master's Area Examination under the guidance of the candidate's graduate adviser. May be repeated once for 12 hours or twice for 6 hours each. Credit may not be used toward a graduate degree.

ENGL 593   Prof Seminar College Tchg   credit: 0 to 4 Hours.

Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated by Ph.D. candidates as topics vary, but without credit, after 8 hours have been earned in this course. Students needing the proseminar for their programs will be given priority enrollment. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Department of English or consent of instructor.

ENGL 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Guidance in writing theses for doctoral degrees. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated up to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Doctoral candidate standing.