Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Department of English

Dr. Alison Langdon, Department Head
Email: Alison.Langdon@wku.edu 

Cherry Hall, Office 135
Phone: (270) 745-3043; Fax: (270) 745-2533
Website: http://www.wku.edu/english

Trini Stickle, English for Secondary Teachers Advisor
Gillian Knoll, Literature Advisor
Jeff Rice, Professional Writing Advisor
Ted Hovet, Honors Advisor
Alison Youngblood, Director of Graduate Studies and TESL Advisor
David LeNoir, Director of Composition
Tom Hunley, Director of Creative Writing

 

The Department of English offers four programs of study: a major in English with specialized options in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; a major in English for Secondary Teachers; and minors in English, creative writing, professional writing, literature, and teaching English as a second language (TESL). In addition, the department sponsors an honors program for qualified students.

The English department also makes a significant contribution to the general education of all students through ENG 100, ENG 200, and ENG 300. The department serves other departments through its offerings in intermediate composition, technical writing, business writing, linguistics, film, women’s literature/gender theory, teaching English as a second language, and teaching English in the schools.

English majors and minors find that their training in close reading, analyzing, researching, and writing is valuable preparation for a broad range of business, governmental, and professional careers. The major in English for Secondary Teachers prepares students for certification to teach grades 8-12.

When planning a program of study in English, each student should be aware of the academic requirements and regulations contained in this catalog in the chapter “Academic Information.” Specific attention should be given to the subsections entitled (a) Academic Programs, (b) Colonnade Requirements, and (c) Academic Requirements and Regulations. Students should also be aware that academic programs may have additional requirements not specified in the catalog. To obtain a copy of these requirements, students should contact the Department head or the appropriate advisor.

Honors

In cooperation with the Dixie and Pete Mahurin Honors College, the Department of English offers a number of courses designed to challenge and reward honors-eligible students studying English. Fostering a sense of community among outstanding students, the English honors courses also facilitate graduate school admission and job placement. Participants enjoy opportunities for discussion and instruction in small classes, as well as for independent research and membership in Sigma Tau Delta--the International English Honor Society. Additionally, English majors who choose to write a six-credit-hour English-related Honors Thesis may apply three of those credit hours toward their upper-division English electives. For information, contact Ted Hovet, English Honors Advisor (ted.hovet@wku.edu).

Faculty

Professor

David J. Bell PhD (English and Comparative Literature), University of Cincinnati Main Campus, 2005

Kenneth W. Berry PhD (English), University of Mississippi, 2000

Nikolai Endres PhD (Comparative Literature), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2000

Jane L. Fife PhD (English Rhetoric and Composition), University of Louisville, 1992

Robert Hale PhD (English), Louisiana State University & A&M College, 1996

Elizabeth D. Hall PhD (English), Middle Tennessee State University, 2014

Theodore R. Hovet PhD (English), Duke University, 1995

Sandra S. Hughes PhD (English), University of Georgia, 2003

Thomas C. Hunley PhD (Creative Writing), Florida State University, 2003

Alison L. Langdon PhD (English), University of Oregon, 2004

William D. LeNoir PhD, Auburn University, 1992

Alexander B. Poole PhD (English), Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 2003

Merrall Price PhD (English), University of Rochester, 1998

Associate Professor

Kristi R. Branham PhD (English), University of Kentucky, 2006

Cheryl R. Hopson PhD (English), University of Kentucky, 2008

Patricia A. Jaggers MFA (Writing), Spalding University, 2008

Angela L. Jones PhD (English), University of Kansas Main Campus, 2001

Gillian B. Knoll PhD, University of Maryland College Park, 2012

Peggy D. Otto PhD (English Rhetoric & Composition), University of Louisville, 2009

Kelly L. Reames PhD (English), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2002

Jeffrey A. Rice PhD (English), University of Florida, 2010

Lawrence D. Rigby PhD (English), University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000

Trini G. Stickle PhD (English), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015

Alison M. Youngblood PhD (Education), University of Central Florida, 2014

Assistant Professor

Nancy W. Dinan PhD (English), Texas Tech University, 2020

Jessica L. Folk MFA (Screenwriting), Chapman University, 2014

Daniel J. Liddle PhD (Rhetoric), Purdue University Main Campus, 2018

Mark M. McAndrews PhD (Applied Linguistics), Northern Arizona University, 2020

Marla K. Zubel PhD (Comparative Literature), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2017

Pedagogical Associate Professor

Megan K. Miller MA (English), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2002

Pedagogical Assistant Professor

Fabian Alvarez MA (English), California State University-Chico, 2006

Elisa L. Berry MA (English), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Instructor I

John E. Conley PhD (Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2008

Leslie M. Fox MFA (Creative Writing), Western Kentucky University, 2018

Jacqueline R. Gibbons MAE (Adult Education), Western Kentucky University, 2011

Terry R. Hall EdD (Educational Leadership, Postsecondary Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2013

Ian A. Haver MFA (Creative Writing), Western Kentucky University, 2021

Amanda L. Krimmer MA (English), Western Kentucky University, 2019

Jon R. Meyers MFA (Creative Writing), Western Kentucky University, 2021

Bradley H. Murff JD, Nashville School of Law, 2014

Keeley N. Rather MA (English), Western Kentucky University, 2021

Samantha F. Williams BA, Western Kentucky University, 2019

Dawn M. Winters MA (English), Western Kentucky University, 2009

Instructor II

Debra Hays MA (English), Western Kentucky University, 1987

Marya L. Turley MA (English), Western Kentucky University, 2003

Visiting Instructor

Joseph A. Hurtgen PhD (English), Ball State University, 2016

English (ENG) 

ENG 100    Introduction to College Writing    3 Hours

Emphasizes writing for a variety of rhetorical situations with attention to voice, audience, and purpose. Provides practice in development, organization, revision, and editing. Introduces research skills. Note: Students meeting the CPE’s College Readiness Indicator in English (as outlined in the undergraduate catalog) or passing the Accuplacer Next generation Writing test with a score of 247 or higher may enroll in ENG 100. Students who do not meet the Readiness Indicator must enroll in a specially designated “E” section of ENG 100 and enroll in ENG 105 as a corequisite. Students who have unsuccessfully attempted ENG 100 (earned grade of W, F, or FN) may not retake ENG 100 as a web section except under extraordinary circumstances, and then only with the written permission of the Director of Composition. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code F-W1 | WC

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 No Supl Course Needed

Equivalent(s): ENG 101, ENG 100E

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENG 100E    Introduction to College Writing    3 Hours

Emphasizes writing for a variety of rhetorical situations with attention to voice, audience, and purpose. Provides practice in development, organization, revision, and editing. Introduces research skills. Note: Students meeting the CPE’s College Readiness Indicator in English (as outlined in the undergraduate catalog) or passing the Accuplacer Next generation Writing test with a score of 247 or higher may enroll in ENG 100. Students who do not meet the Readiness Indicator must enroll in a specially designated “E” section of ENG 100 and enroll in ENG 105 as a corequisite. Students who have unsuccessfully attempted ENG 100 (earned grade of W, F, or FN) may not retake ENG 100 as a web section except under extraordinary circumstances, and then only with the written permission of the Director of Composition. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code F-W1 | WC

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 Enhanced Extr Instruc

Corequisite(s): ENG 105

Equivalent(s): ENG 100, ENG 101

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 104    Introduction to Linguistics    3 Hours

A general introduction to language study with emphasis on units of sound, units of meaning, sentence structure, dialects, and other cultural aspects of language. Focus is on the English language.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 105    Supplemental Writing Lab    2 Hours

A corerequisite support course for designated students in ENG 100E. A passing grade in this course is required in order to receive a passing grade in the corequisite ENG 100E.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 Enhanced Extr Instruc

Corequisite(s): ENG 100E

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 200    Introduction to Literature    3 Hours

Introductory study of fiction, poetry, and drama demonstrating techniques by which literary artists reflect human experience. Substantial student writing about literature will be required. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code F-AH | AH

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C or ENG 101 or ACT English with a score of 29 or SAT Verbal / Critical Reading with a score of 650 or ENG 100E or ENG FW1-L)

Equivalent(s): ENG 183, ENG 283

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENG 202    Honors Forum    1 Hour (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

An informal introduction to English honors. Topics vary by term.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 203    Creative Writing    3 Hours

An introduction to the writing of various genres including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or drama.

Prerequisite(s): Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 204    English Language    3 Hours

Study of the structure of the English words and sentence patterns including review of the historical conditions leading to the development of the Modern English grammar.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C or ENG 101 or ACT English with a score of 29 or SAT Verbal / Critical Reading with a score of 620 or ENG 100E or ENG FW1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 212    Introduction to Digital Texts and Media    3 Hours

Students will study the rhetorical, critical, and ethical dimensions of digital composing, producing genres such as web-based videos, podcasts, blogs, websites, and video essays.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENG 100E or ENG FW1-L)

Equivalent(s): COMM 212

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 290    English Topics Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

This course focuses on special topics in English that are appropriate to study abroad sites, such as comparative literature or travel writing. Only taught in study abroad programs. Will not count for the English major. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; summer 2019; winter 2020

ENG 295    Popular Culture and Gender: Signs & Narratives    3 Hours

Through the study of signs and narrative structures, this course investigates contemporary Western popular culture's concepts of gender. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

ENG 299    Introduction to English Studies    3 Hours

Introduction to the discipline of English studies for literature and writing majors, including exploration of issues and conflicts within the discipline, strategies for reading and researching literary texts, overview of requirements and opportunities within the major, and introduction to career and graduate study options.

Prerequisite(s): Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or RELS 200 or MLNG 200

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 300    Writing in the Disciplines    3 Hours

Interdisciplinary writing course to be taken in the junior year. Students will read and write about challenging texts from a number of fields. Each student will produce a substantial research project appropriate to his or her chosen field. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code F-W2 | WC

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENGL 200C or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L or Foundations Literary Studies)

Equivalent(s): ENG 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENG 301    Argument and Analysis in Written Discourse    3 Hours

A survey of major theories of argument and analysis with special attention to writing effective argumentative and analytical essays.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 300 or ENG A1-L or ENG FW2-L or COMM 200 or GEOG 300 or PSYS 300)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENG 302    Language and Communication    3 Hours

A course in English grammar and usage designed primarily for elementary education majors. Emphasis is given to sentence structure. Attention is also given to the nature of language, historical backgrounds, dialects, and standards of correctness.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C or ENG 101 or ACT English with a score of 29 or SAT Verbal / Critical Reading with a score of 650 or ENG 100E or ENG FW1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENG 303    Intermediate Fiction Writing    3 Hours

A concentrated study of the techniques of writing fiction, emphasizing contemporary theory and practice.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 203 or ENGL 203C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 305    Intermediate Poetry Writing    3 Hours

An intensive course in the writing of poetry. Some attention to the practice and prevalent theories of contemporary poets. Notes: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 203 or ENGL 203C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENG 306    Business Writing    3 Hours

Designed to meet the needs of students in business fields, this course teaches the preparation of written reports, case studies, and other forms of professional writing.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C or ENG 101 or ENG 100E or ACT English with a score of 29 or SAT Verbal / Critical Reading with a score of 650 or ENG FW1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENG 307    Technical Writing    3 Hours

Designed to meet the needs of students in engineering and other technical fields, this course teaches the preparation of written and oral reports. Emphasizes formal and informal reports, but also includes various kinds of business letters, memoranda, and other forms necessary in the students' future professional role.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C or ENG 101 or ACT English with a score of 29 or SAT Verbal / Critical Reading with a score of 650 or ENG 100E or ENG FW1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 309    Documentary Film    3 Hours

Introductory study of documentary film and theory with special attention to the genre's complex reception as "non-fiction" in diverse social and cultural contexts. Among the forms to be studied are the essay-film, cinema verite, reportage, and mockumentary. Will include a film viewing lab.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or RELS 200 or MLNG 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 311    Creative Nonfiction Writing    3 Hours

An intensive study of the writing of creative nonfiction (literacy nonfiction prose), with emphasis on contemporary theory and practice. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 203

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 312    Reading as a Writer    3 Hours

A close reading of literary works and craft essays as well as analysis and emulation of forms and techniques of published literary writers for creative writing students.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 203

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Creative Writing (ENCW)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 320    American Studies I    3 Hours

Designed to examine the diverse origins and the decisive elements in the development of American culture and to provide a wide cultural appreciation and a greater understanding of the mainstream of American thought. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L) and 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 321    American Studies II    3 Hours

Designed to examine further the diverse origins and the decisive elements in the development of American culture and to provide a wide cultural appreciation and a greater understanding of the mainstream of American thought.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 200 or ENG FAH-L or KGET F-AH or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 329    Special Topics in Creative Writing    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

A semester-long, detailed study of a specified topic in creative writing.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 203

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 333    Medieval Literature    3 Hours

Study of the literature of the Western Middle Ages from c. 500-1500. Non-English texts will be read in translation.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or RELS 200 or MLNG 200)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

ENG 339    Special Topics in Literature    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

A semester-long, detailed study of a specified topic in literature.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or RELS 200 or MLNG 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 340    Speculative Fiction    3 Hours

A survey of the development of the genre, including science fiction, and its relationship to main literary currents.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ENG 349    Special Topics in Professional Writing    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

A semester-long detailed study of a specified topic in professional writing.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 306 or ENG 307)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 354    History of Drama to 1640    3 Hours

A comprehensive course which traces the major developments in drama from the ancient Greeks to 1640. Emphasis on representative dramatists and plays.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Equivalent(s): THEA 354

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 355    History of Drama Since 1640    3 Hours

A continuation of ENG 354.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Equivalent(s): THEA 355

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 358    Drama Writing    3 Hours

A concentrated study of the techniques of drama writing emphasizing contemporary theory and practice. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 203 or ENGL 203C)

Equivalent(s): THEA 358

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

ENG 359    Topics in Scriptwriting    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Focuses on topics in scriptwriting including, but not limited to, writing for television (narrative), writing the genre feature, and writing for the stage. Emphasizes the practices of contemporary scriptwriters in various genres.

Prerequisite(s): (FILM 250 or ENG 203)

Equivalent(s): FILM 359

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 360    Gay and Lesbian Literature    3 Hours

Study of gay, lesbian, and queer literature with emphasis on critical theory and the concepts of sex and gender in global, cultural, and historical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ENG 365    Film Adaptation    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Examines the adaptation of literary works into film not only as an intertextual product but as a process of creative transformation, with emphasis on film analysis and some attention to adaptation theory.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 366    History of Narrative Film    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Examines the history and development of narrative film from the silent era to the present. Emphasis on specific narrative conventions of Hollywood cinema.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Equivalent(s): FILM 366

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2021

ENG 369    Internship I    3 Hours

Appropriate supervised work with a cooperating organization. Note: Admission to departmental internship program required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 370    U.S. Ethnic Literature    3 Hours

Study of literature by Latina/o, Native American, Asian American and/or U.S. writers from additional racial and ethnic groups.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

ENG 381    Survey of British Literature I    3 Hours

A study of selected works by representative authors reflecting the chronological development of British literature to 1798.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENGL 200C or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 382    Survey of British Literature II    3 Hours

A study of selected works by representative authors reflecting the chronological development of British literature from 1789 to the present.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 385    Studies in World Literature    3 Hours

Study of global literatures with an emphasis on non-U.S. and non-British texts.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or RELS 200 or MLNG 200)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 387    Studies in Autobiography    3 Hours

An examination of the literary components and cultural context of autobiographical works, with particular emphasis on under-represented groups, gender, race, and class.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

ENG 388    Postcolonial Studies    3 Hours

A survey of postcolonial literature and theory, including works from Australia, India, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L) and 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 389    Internship II    3 Hours

Appropriate supervised work with a cooperating organization. Note: Admission to departmental cooperative program required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 391    Survey of American Literature I    3 Hours

A study of selected texts reflecting the chronological development of American literature to 1865.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 392    Survey of American Literature II    3 Hours

A study of selected texts reflecting the chronological development of American literature from 1865 to the present.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ENG 393    African American Literature    3 Hours

Study of literature by African American writers.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or RELS 200 or MLNG 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Equivalent(s): AFAM 393

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2021

ENG 394    Kentucky Literature    3 Hours

Selected texts by writers from and about the state of Kentucky.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

ENG 395    Contemporary U.S. Literature    3 Hours

Examine trends in recent literature across multiple genres.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 396    Mythology    3 Hours

Greek, Roman and Norse myths and their influence on art and literature.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; winter 2020; spring 2021

ENG 398    Hemingway and Faulkner    3 Hours

A critical study of the major literary works of Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. For honors-eligible students only. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L) and Honors Course Eligibility

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 399    Topics in English    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A semester-long, detailed study of a specified topic in language, literature, or composition.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; summer 2019; winter 2020; spring 2021

ENG 401    Advanced Composition    3 Hours

Theory and practice in reading and writing various genres of non-fiction, including researched essays, cultural critique, exposition, narrative, and argument. Special attention to style, voice, arrangement and advanced writing techniques.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 300 or ENG A1-L or COMM 200 or GEOG 300 or PSYS 300 or ENG FW2-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021

ENG 402    Editing and Publishing    3 Hours

Editing collections of student works in several types, including experience in computer text editing, lectures and by visiting publishers and editors of books, journals, and newspapers. Note: One additional upper-level professional writing course required.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 306 or ENG 307)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 403    Writing Memoir and Autobiography    3 Hours

A course in the techniques of writing autobiography; readings will be chosen primarily from contemporary American examples of the genre.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 203 and (ENG 300 or COMM 200 or GEOG 300 or PSYS 300 or ENG FW2-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 404    History of the English Language    3 Hours

A study of the origins and development of the language from Indo-European to modern English, with emphasis on developments in the sound system, vocabulary and grammar. Attention is also given to historical and cultural forces which have affected the language. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L) and 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ENG 407    Linguistic Analysis    3 Hours

The study of current linguistic theory, which includes the important levels of language as a means of communication, as well as some of the various theories and applications of linguistic theory to other fields of study.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 104 with a minimum grade of C or ENG 302 with a minimum grade of C or ENG 304 with a minimum grade of C or ENG 204 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 408    Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics    3 Hours

The study of developmental psycholinguistics (language acquisition), experimental psycholinguistics (speech production/comprehension), and sociolinguistics, (how language varieties are used by families, school systems and multicultural nations).

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020

ENG 409    Practicum in One-to-One Writing Instruction    1 Hour

Participants will study the theory and practice of writing conferences and tutorials. Course will prepare participants to work individually with students in tutorial settings.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 410    Composition Theory and Practice in Writing Instruction    3 Hours

A study of contemporary theories of composition with an emphasis on their application to writing and the teaching of writing.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 300 or COMM 200 or GEOG 300 or PSYS 300 or ENG FW2-L) and (ENG 204 or ENG 302)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 411    Directed Writing    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A tutorial for students to work under the supervision of a writing instructor. Students choose the form of writing they wish to pursue. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): Foundations Literary Studies

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

ENG 412    Theories of Rhetoric and Persuasive Writing    3 Hours

A survey of the history of rhetorical theory from the classical to the contemporary period with emphasis on how theories reflect and guide persuasion in public and written discourse.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 300 or GEOG 300 or COMM 200 or PSYS 300 or ENG FW2-L)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 413    Creative Writing Capstone    3 Hours

A capstone course in the creative writing concentration; provides a workshop setting for students with substantial creative writing projects.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 303 or ENG 305 or ENG 311)

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students in Creative Writing (348) or Creative Writing (ENCW)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 414    Professional Writing Capstone    3 Hours

A capstone course for students in the English major with a professional writing concentration; provides a workshop setting for students with substantial writing projects and culminates in production of a portfolio of professional writing. Note: Must have two professional writing courses before taking this course.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Professional Writing (437) or Professional Writing (ENPW)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 415    Writing and Technology    3 Hours

Study of issues surrounding interrelations of technology and writing; effects of technologies (e.g. printing press, computers) on writing processes and on types of writing; institutional changes wrought by computers.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 300 or ENG A1-L or ENG FW2-L or COMM 200 or GEOG 300 or PSYS 300)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

ENG 416    Literature/EST Capstone    3 Hours

Capstone experience for senior literature concentration and English for Secondary teaching majors. Will synthesize experience in discipline, conduct advanced study of literary topic(s), and explore professional opportunities.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 299

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 430    19th Century American Literature    3 Hours

Seminar in 19th Century American Literature;course topics will vary.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

ENG 455    American Drama    3 Hours

This course deals with the development of American drama from Colonial productions to present-day plays.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Equivalent(s): THEA 455

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

ENG 457    British Literature Since 1900    3 Hours

A study of British fiction, poetry, and/or drama produced between 1900 and the present. Topic will vary.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 459    Modern Drama    3 Hours

A selected study of dramatic literature since Ibsen with emphasis on evolving developments and trends in world theatre.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Equivalent(s): THEA 459

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 460    Literary Theory and Criticism    3 Hours

A study of theories and methods of literary and cultural analysis selected from ancient times to the present. Focus includes the written practice of criticism in response to a wide variety of texts. Note: One upper-level literature course.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ENG 465    Film Genres    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Study of the historical development, thematic and stylistic conventions, and cultural significance of film genre(s). Surveys representative films from one or two genres, e.g. film noir and the Western; romantic comedy and family melodrama; horror and science fiction; the musical; the war film; the epic. May be taken twice as long as genres differ. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 466    Film Theory    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Study of major theories of narrative film and related media; specific theories examined will include formalist, auteurist, historical, structuralist, psychoanalytical, and political. Will include viewing of selected films. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 365 and FILM 201 and ENG 366

Equivalent(s): FILM 466

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 467    Visiting Writer Summer Workshop    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Advanced Creative Writing Workshop. Offered for four weeks each summer by a visiting writer of national reputation. Alternating genres. May be repeated once if different genre. Note: At least one creative writing class beyond ENG 203, Creative Writing, and instructor permission required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 468    Early Modern English Literature    3 Hours

A study of selected literary works from sixteenth-and seventeenth-century England, with attention to the historical, theoretical, and aesthetic conditions that shaped the imaginative development of English literature.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

ENG 469    2nd Language Acquisition Theory    3 Hours

An introduction to theories, methods, and materials for teaching English as a second or foreign language.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 470    Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language    3 Hours

Selecting and evaluating commercially-prepared materials and developing teacher-made materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Note: One linguistic course required.

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 469 or ENG 469G)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 471    Teaching English as a Second Language Practicum    4 Hours

Supervised observation and instruction in public schools or other appropriate settings, culminating in the production of a portfolio. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. The class consists of 30 clock teaching hours and 15 classroom hours. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 407 and ENG 408 and ENG 469 and ENG 470

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 474    Advanced Poetry Writing    3 Hours

An advanced, intensive course in the writing of poetry, emphasizing the practice and prevalent theories of contemporary poets.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 305

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ENG 475    Advanced Fiction Workshop    3 Hours

An advanced and intensive course exploring the techniques of writing fiction, emphasizing contemporary theory and practice.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 303

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 476    Critical Approaches to Literature in the Secondary Curriculum    3 Hours

For English for Secondary Teachers majors, this course surveys texts frequently presented in secondary classes-including widely anthologized short stories, drama, and poetry; classic novels; and contemporary young adult literature-and examines considerations of text selection and presentation. Note: At least two 300- or 400-level literature courses required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in English Allied Language Arts (547) or English for Secondary Teachers (561)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ENG 481    Chaucer    3 Hours

Representative works of Chaucer, with emphasis on the Canterbury Tales; some attention to the medieval background.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 482    Shakespeare    3 Hours

A study of selected works by Shakespeare, situating them in their cultural moment and considering what has made them so durable, adaptable, deeply familiar, and popular in successive generations.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

ENG 484    British Romanticism    3 Hours

British literature and culture from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 486    The Eighteenth Century    3 Hours

The concentrated study of eighteenth century literature, forms, and developments.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENG 487    Dante’s Divine Comedy and Its Influences    3 Hours

An intensive study of "The Divine Comedy", in English translation, along with Dante's major sources and analogues.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

ENG 488    Victorian Literature and Culture    3 Hours

Studies in Victorian poets and novelists, emphasizing the rise and fall of the British Empire and the birth of mass media.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ENG 489    The English Novel    3 Hours

A comprehensive exploration of English-language novels, from the Mother Country to the Colonies. Emphasis on genre development as a reflection of contemporary history.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

ENG 490    The American Novel    3 Hours

Study of the American novel as a genre. Topic will vary by semester.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

ENG 492    Senior Seminar    1 Hour

In the Senior Seminar students will synthesize and assess what they have learned over the course of the English major by reviewing the discipline of English, exploring career and graduate studies opportunities, and collecting and revising selected major projects from previous classes.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 299

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in English Allied Language Arts (547) , English for Secondary Teachers (561) or English (662)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2021

ENG 493    American Poetry    3 Hours

This course examines, in addition to major writers, selected major movements and schools in American poetry, paying special attention to influences, techniques, and styles.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

ENG 495    Southern Literature    3 Hours

Selected texts by writers from and about the United States South.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

ENG 497    Women’s Literature    3 Hours

Study of the literary history, criticism, and theory of women's writing, with an emphasis on American and British writers.

Prerequisite(s): (Foundations Literary Studies or ENG 200 or MLNG 200 or RELS 200 or ENG FAH-L or ENG B1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; summer 2021

ENG 499    Directed Study in English    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A study of a specific literary or linguistic topic directed by a faculty member. Note: 3.0 grade point average is required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021