REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES (BA AND BS)

REQUIRED COURSES

ENGL 3093 Cultural Studies | Dr. Cammie Sublette | 1-1:50 MWF

An introduction to the analysis of literature and culture within diverse cultural frameworks. Areas of study include class, gender studies, race theory, disability studies, cyborg studies, pedagogy, and food studies. Prereq. for upper-level ENGL courses.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS; Upper level elective (Open to all students who have taken ENGL 1213); Required for Spanish BA

Delivery method: In-class with web enhancement

 

ENGL 3003 History and Development of the English Language | Dr. Erik Carlson 10-10:50 MWF

Traces the development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to the present day, emphasizing the historical development of the language in its written forms.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS; option for Rhetoric BA; option for TESL

Delivery method: In-class with web enhancement

 

ENGL 3013 British Literature I | Dr. Erik Carlson | 9-9:50 MWF

This course reviews major prose and poetry of English writers from the Anglo-Saxon period through the early 18th century. Students will gain an understanding of the historical, cultural and philosophical influences that shape the texts, and they will express their understanding of key concepts through discussion and various assignments, including an analytical paper, a midterm, and final exam.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS

Delivery method: In-class with web enhancement

 

ENGL 3033 Seminar in American Literature I | Dr. Kevin Jones | 8-9:15 TR

A review of the collective literature of America from its origins through to 1865. Authors who have customarily been considered of the American literary canon will be analyzed including, but not limited to Irving, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Whitman, Dickinson and others. Additional attention is upon the role of the self and the formation of an “American Identity.”

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS

Delivery method: In-class with web enhancement

 

RHET 3203: Textual Research Methods | Dr. Ann-Gee Lee | 9-9:50 MWF

Dr. Kimberly Robinson | Full Online

Focuses on textual research, including a review of methods for finding, organizing, evaluating, and synthesizing primary and secondary materials. This course is intended for students in the liberal arts, humanities, and communications.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA, English BS, and Rhetoric BA

Delivery method: In-class with web enhancement or Full Online

 

ENGL 3663 English Grammar | Dr. Kelly Jennings | 8-8:50 MWF

A modern approach to English grammar.  Learn true story of how and why the English language works, from sentence structure to dangling participles to just what a split infinitive is and whether anyone should care.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS; option for TESL

Delivery method: In-class with web enhancement

 

ENGL 4213 Shakespeare | Dr. Kimberly Robinson | full online

A critical study of Shakespeare’s major works, including selected comedies, tragedies, and histories. Shakespeare is a versatile source author, since his works are textually complex and widely read, offering opportunities for exploration into poetic and dramatic aspects of the works from many critical and historical perspectives.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS

Delivery method: Full Online

 

ENGL 4813: Digital Humanities | Dr. Lindsy Lawrence | 2-3:15 TR

An introduction to the new and growing field of digital humanities. This course will explore the digitization of text and what it means for how we read, digital scholarly editions, distant reading, big data in literature, and real world applications. Perfect course for anyone who has ever been asked what are they going to do with their literature or humanities degree, as well explore the news ways that such knowledge works in the 21st century. 

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA; Cultural studies choice for English BS. Open to HIST, MCOM, and RHET. Instructor permission for other majors.

Delivery method: In-class and web enhanced

 

ENGL 4993 Capstone | Dr. Laura Witherington | 9:30-10:45 R Hybrid

Students will synthesize, integrate, and/or apply their previous knowledge and skills in the creation of a 20 page paper project. The emphasis of the capstone is to demonstrate mastery rather than acquire new knowledge/skills.

 

Degree plan: Required for English BA and English BS

Delivery method: Hybrid

 

ROTATING COURSES

ENGL 3243 Drama | Dr. Carol Westamp | 9:30-10:45 T Hybrid

A study of dramatic productions and texts, focusing on drama as a literary form.  Students will read full-length texts as well as attend one live performance. Class discussion will focus on period, thematic, cultural, and critical topics.

 

Degree plan: Period and Genre choice for BA and BS

            Delivery method: Hybrid

 

ENGL 3453: Women and Literature: Unruly Women | Dr. Laura Witherington | 12:30-1:45 TR

What happens when women step out of line? When they get uppity? When they don’t know their place? This course will explore literary and popular culture responses to women who won’t behave.

 

Degree plan: Cultural studies choice for English BA and English BS

Delivery method: In-class and web enhanced

 

ENGL 4223 Victorian Literature | Dr. Lindsy Lawrence | 4:00-5:15 MW

This section of Victorian Literature looks closely at popular crime and sensation fiction in Britain during the nineteenth century. By exploring popular fiction, this course seeks to better understand the class, race, national identity, and gender issues that informed British culture in the nineteenth century. We will also discuss the evolving nature of the nineteenth-century publishing market that made such fictions so readily available to hungry readers.

 

            Degree plan: Period and Genre choice for English BA and English BS

            Delivery Method: In-class and web enhanced

 

ENGL 4913: Special Topics in Popular Culture: 21st Century Monsters | Dr. Cammie Sublette 11-11:50 MW Hybrid

This course will explore how monsters in literature, film, and television are shaped by and shape contemporary fears, phobias, traumas, and attitudes. Together, we will read and watch a variety of texts featuring 21st century monsters, and we will apply a number of cutting edge theories in investigating why these monsters, why now. For instance, we will explore theories regarding biopolitics and class warfare in World War Z (2013) and The Walking Dead (2010-), as well as theories on fears of racial and sexual difference in True Blood (2008-14), and also explore mounting fears of big pharma and surveillance exhibited in Stranger Things (2016-17). Other texts we will explore include Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2014), Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017), Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006), and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline (2002).

 

Degree plan: Cultural studies choice for English BA and English BS

Delivery method: Hybrid

 

RHET 4953: Writing Internship | Dr. Lindsy Lawrence | Full online | restricted

Student is placed in a working environment that requires the use of advanced skills in reading, research, and writing. They will be exposed to comprehensive professional experience such as extended job shadowing, and other systematic, planned work experiences. Student will work under the supervision of an individual at the internship agency and a member of the English faculty. The student must secure permission from both supervisors before registration.

 

Students will work under the instruction of a member of the English, Rhetoric, and Writing Department and an individual supervising the internship. They will fill out the necessary internship paperwork from Career Services. Students will be asked to complete two written reflections; craft a presentation; and complete two elements of a work portfolio. Student must complete an application and meet the minimum requirements: English BA, English BS, Rhetoric BA, or English, Creative Writing, or Rhetoric minor; 60 hours in program; and 2.75 GPA.

 

Degree plan: Cultural Studies option for English BA and English BS, elective for Rhetoric BA, and option for minors in both programs

Delivery: Full online for the course | in person for the internship

ETL METHODS

ENGL 3203 Young Adult Lit | Dr. Janine Chitty 11-12:15 T Hybrid

Selection and evaluation of young adult literature based upon biological, sociocultural, psychological, and developmental characteristics, emphasizing gender-fair and multicultural resources. Analysis and synthesis of teaching methods for literature that reflect the attitudes of interests of young adults.

 

            Required for BS

Delivery Method: Hybrid