Writing Non-Fict Prose
Provides experience in writing non-fiction. Focuses on any of several types of non-fiction, including formal essay, autobiography, and creative non-fiction. Students will also study published examples of the genre under consideration and will critique examples presented by peers. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of the general education writing requirement. Each semester.
Introduces students to the composing strategies of college writing through a gradual progression from expressive discourse toward explanatory discourse. When necessary, work is done in punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Each semester.
Writing For Professions
A workshop in applied writing--specifically, writing for the professions: business, education, law, and among others, academic research. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENG 207, a 300 -level writing course, or consent of the instructor.
Writing & Visual Argument
Provides instruction in composing a visual, rhetorically driven argument based on an alphabetic text traditionally taught in composition classrooms. Elements of composition instruction such as planning, organization, rhetorical choices, audience awareness, purpose, and argument provide the foundation for written and visual assignments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 111.
World Lit:Backgrd & Trad
Examines some of the world's most influential literature, providing an overview of literary history from antiquity into the 19th century. Considers Asian, Middle Eastern, and pre-colonial American literatures as well as works from the European tradition. Fall, annually.
Workshops In English
Concentrates on Greco-Roman myth and legends to demonstrate the systematic nature and recurrent patterns of mythology. Designed to give students a thorough knowledge of content and to clarify questions of form. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.
Voices In Canadian Lit
Introduces major English-Canadian writers, presented in their cultural and historical contexts. Selected French-Canadian works in English supplement the core offerings. No prerequisite.
Us Lit Beg To 1860
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from its beginnings to 1860. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as minority authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Fall, annually.
Us Lit 1860 To Present
Surveys major periods and writers of American literature from 1860 to the present. Enables students to understand the continuities and discontinuities of American literature. Includes writings by traditional male and female authors, as well as minority authors. Instructors may use historical and/or thematic approaches. Spring, annually.
Trng For Writing Ctr Tut
In conjunction with weekly staff meetings throughout the semester, tutors learn methods of responding to student writing, implementing corrective measures, and teaching as well as using word processing. Tutors are accepted by invitation only on the basis of performance in writing courses; minimum 3.0 QPA. Venango Campus only. Each semester.
Topics Lit Theory
Provides a historical study of literary criticism and aesthetic theory with emphasis upon modern trends. Spring, even-numbered years.
Topics In World Lit
Provides an in-depth study of world literature through the examination of the development of a particular literary genre, movement, or theme that crosses national or cultural boundaries; or a significant national or cross-cultural English language tradition that falls outside the conventional canons of British and American literature. Fall, odd-numbered years.
Topics In Folklore
Provides intense study of one or more aspects of folklore study. Focuses on one or more folk groups, a particular folk genre, folklore and popular culture, or folklore and literature. Offers students a fieldwork experience-collection, transcription,classification-and methods of analysis of oral traditions. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.
Thesis And Research
This course provides Master's candidates in English with the opportunity to conduct research or literature review for the purposes of writing the Master's Thesis and/or preparing for the Qualifying Examination. Thesis and Examination track students,"only. Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy, pursuant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal.
The Novel Across Culture
Examines the genre of the novel from an international perspective, with readings from several national or cultural traditions. Includes an overview of theoretical approaches to the novel that focus on its adaptability across national and cultural borders. Spring, even-numbered years.
Teacher Research Portfolio
Master's in Education candidates will propose a classroom-based research project, conduct the project, and assemble their findings into a portfolio. Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, pursusant to the approval of an acceptable research proposal.
Tch English Lang Learners
Introduces participants to background, methods, and strategies needed to effectively teach English Language Learners. Includes research and theory of second language acquisition, bilingualism, the difference between social and academic proficiency,and the roles that culture and language play in learning. Explores importance of native language support in achieving academic success and teacher's role in building a safe classroom where diversity of languages and cultures and welcomed and encoura,"ged. Investigates culturally diverse students' values expressed through beliefs and behaviors. Requires active participation through class discussion, opportunities for practice-teaching, evaluation and development of materials and instructional pl|
Survey Of Women's Lit
Surveys women writers from the Medieval period to the present. The contributions of these women to a distinctly female literary tradition provides the focus of study, but critical issues regarding women's literature will also be discussed and explored. Pedagogical techniques will include lecture, discussion, film, and collaborative learning, among others. Fall, annually.
Surv Of Women & Gender Studies
Surveys women's studies topics offered in more advanced courses. Uses materials primarily from the social sciences to examine various topics from a feminist perspective. Examines diverse women's lives across the lifespan, feminist pedagogy, sex rolesocialization, women's relationships, women as students, and women in society and history, among other topics. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.
Studies In Victorian Lit
Focuses on such poets and essayists as Carlyle, Newman, Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, the Rossettis, and Meredith. Examines the current renewal of interest in poetry by women and noncanonical writers. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Studies In Modern British Lit
Examines the relationship between social and cultural change and the creation of literature and theory in British literature from 1900 to the close of World War II. Provides an opportunity to compare genres and to study key literary movements. No p,"rerequisite. One semester of ENG 221 or 222 is recommended. Spring, even-numbered years.
Studies In Medieval Lit
Examines medieval British literature (ca 800 - 1550) in its historical and cultural contexts. Content will vary. May focus on a genre (epic, remance, saga, drama, poetry, saints'lives, and allegorical pilgrimage), major writer (Gawain-poet, Malory),or theme (such love and violence, the nature of evil, the monstrous). May be repeated twice for credit provided that content (topic and texts) change. Prerequisite: Successful completion of or exemption from the general education writing requirement; upper-level standing or permission of instructor. Fall, even years|
Studies in Graphic Narratives
Introduces students to the scholarly study of sequential art, comics, graphic novels, and graphic narratives. Texts and approach will vary. Prerequisites: ENG 111 or equivalent.
Studies In Early American Lit
Explores various topics in 17th and 18th century American literature against the backdrop of Puritanism. Bradstreet, Taylor, Edwards, Franklin, and Wheatley are among the major figures encountered. Gives attention to the dynamics of molding a distinctively national literature. Spring, even-numbered years.
Studies In Contemp British Lit
Examines British literature produced from the end of World War II to the present. Provides an opportunity to compare genres and to study significant literary and cultural movements. No prerequisite. One semester of ENG 221 or 222 is recommended.,"Spring, odd-numbered years.
Studies In Contemp Amer Lit
Investigates the very idea of a canon for American literature since World War II and discusses strategies for reading such representative authors as Roth, Coover, Oates, and Morrison. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Studies In Arthurian Lit/Film
Examines texts and issues in Arthurian tradition, from early medieval to modern. Texts will vary, but may include Chretien de Troyes' Arthurian Romances, Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'arthur, Tennyson's Idyllis of the King, T.H. White's Once and Future King, Zimmer-Bradley's Mists of Avalon and the films Excalibur, Lancelot and King Arthur. Texts may be approached through the lens of genre, historical development, cultural/political context, depiction and development of characters.
Studies In Amer Romanticism
Studies a selected group of writers to illustrate their contributions to American art and thought and their relationships with the development of Romanticism in the first half of the 19th century. Emphasizes Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. Fall, odd-numbered years.
Studies In Amer Real & Natural
Studies a selected group of writers to illustrate the development of realism and naturalism in American literature in the latter half of the 19th century. Emphasizes Twain, James, Howells, Crane, Norris, and Dickinson. Spring, even-numbered years.