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ENGL 1420-002: Poetry (Spring 2019)

I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls...

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ENGL 3930-901: Internship (Spring 2019)

Provides academically supervised opportunity for upper-division students to work in public or private organizations on projects related to students' career goals and to relate classroom theory to practice. Department enforced prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and faculty supervision. Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.

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ENGL 3060-007, 008: Modern and Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors, Contemporary Fantasy (Spring 2019)

Since the publication of The Lord of the Rings in the United States in the mid-1960s, fantasy has become immensely popular. However, the fantasy that has become and remains popular tends to be that written in a mode very similar to Tolkien’s, involving quests, Dark Lords, battles between clearly distinguished...

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ENGL 3060: Modern and Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors (Spring 2019)

Close study of significant 20th-century poetry, drama, and prose works. Readings range from 1920s to the present. Note: there are several sections of this course.

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ENGL 3000-100: Shakespeare for Nonmajors (Spring 2019)

Tales of love, lust, jealousy, and betrayal; mirth and mischief; greed and murder; revenge, mercy, and redemption: welcome to the world of Shakespeare! We’ll encounter villainous kings, evil usurpers, and even a few charismatic heroes, as well as ill-fated lovers, deceitful rogues, social outcasts, wise fools, witty servants, and unruly...

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ENGL 3000-001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010: Shakespeare for Nonmajors (Spring 2019)

Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.

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ENGL 1800-001, 002: American Ethnic Literatures (Spring 2019)

Introduces significant fiction by ethnic Americans. Explores both the literary and the cultural elements that distinguish work by these writers. Emphasizes materials from Native American, African American, and Chicano traditions.

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ENGL 1600-001, 002: Masterpieces of American Literature (Spring 2019)

Enhances student understanding of the American literary and artistic heritage through an intensive study of a few centrally significant texts, emphasizing works written before the 20th century.

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ENGL 1500-001: Masterpieces of British Literature (Spring 2019)

Introduces students to a range of major works of British literature, including at least one play by Shakespeare, a pre-20th century English novel, and works by Chaucer and/or Milton.

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ENGL 1420-003, 004: Poetry (Spring 2019)

Introduces students to how to read a poem by examining the great variety of poems written and composed in English from the very beginning of the English language until recently.