Course Descriptions

ENG 099 Writing Workshop 1(1-0)  Fall/Spring

Individualized writing tutorial taken concurrently with ENG 103. Work may include grammar, mechanics, and spelling as well as finding, narrowing, and developing ideas for writing. Credit in this course does not count toward the total number of hours required for graduation. It does count in determining whether you are a full-time student. CR/NC Only.

ENG 100 Basic Writing 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

An introductory course in analytic writing and the conventions of Standard Written English designed as the first semester of a two- semester sequence of freshman composition.

ENG 101 Freshman Composition 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Development of nonfiction prose writing skills. Students prepare a variety of texts by applying knowledge of composing processes, rhetorical strategies, and textual conventions. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Recommended: Students with a Writing Placement Score of 58 or lower are encouraged to enroll in ENG 103 and ENG 099 or ENG 101 and ENG 299. Students with a Writing Placement Score above 58 should enroll in ENG 101 and may add ENG 299 if they require additional help with their writing.

ENG 103 Freshman Writing 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Development of skills in nonfiction prose writing. Small class sizes and substantial individualized support help students gain knowledge of composing processes, strategies, and conventions. With ENG 099, meets university requirements for first-year writing competency; alternative to ENG 101 and ELI 198. Co-requisite: ENG 099 must be taken simultaneously with ENG 103. Recommended: Students with a Writing Placement score of 58 or lower are encouraged to enroll in ENG 103 and ENG 099. Students with a Writing Placement score above 58 should enroll in ENG 101 and may add ENG 299 if they feel they might need additional help with their writing.

ENG 134 Introduction to Literature 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Examination of the novel, short story, poetry, and drama in a range of cultural and historical contexts. May be offered as Writing Intensive. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

ENG 175 The Nature of Language 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Introduction to the study of language and social systems. Topics include linguistic structures, acquisition, varieties, and change. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group III-B: Studies in Social Structures).

ENG 201 Intermediate Composition 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

An intensive writing course intended to prepare students for writing in their upper-level major courses and beyond. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099, or ELI 198. Recommended: Students who feel they might need additional help with their writing should consider enrolling in ENG 299 as a co-requisite.

ENG 234 Introduction to Literary Analysis 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Intensive study of methods and perspectives for interpreting and evaluating texts of various literary genres, including fiction, drama, and poetry. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 103/099 or ELI 198 with grade of C or better.

ENG 235 English Literature: Beginning to Romantic Period 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Beginning to Romantic Period. Primarily for sophomores; open to freshmen. May be offered as Writing Intensive.(University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas.)

ENG 236 English Literature: Romantic Period to Present 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Examines British literature from the Romantic period to present day in light of literary, historical, and philosophical influences. Primarily for sophomores; open to freshmen. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas)

ENG 251 American Literature: Colonial Through the Romantic Period 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Survey of major American writers and literary trends. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas)

ENG 252 American Literature: Realistic Period to the Present. 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Emphasis on major writers and trends. Primarily a sophomore course but open to freshmen.

ENG 261 Masterpieces of Ancient Literature 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Major world literature to the medieval period including Greek and Roman works. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I- A: Human Events and Ideas)

ENG 262 Masterpieces of European Literature 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Survey of significant European literature from the medieval through modern periods. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group IV-B: Studies in Global Cultures)

ENG 271 Modern Grammar 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Linguistic description of the grammar of standard American English. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198.

ENG 294 Introduction to Creative Writing 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

The basic methods and techniques in creative writing, including, but not limited to, poetry and fiction. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Recommended: ENG 101 or ENG 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 299 Writing Workshop II 1-3(Spec) Fall/Spring

Writing Center individualized writing workshop; assistance in planning, drafting, and revising writing, grammar, citations, etc. May be repeated for three hours, one credit per semester. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. CR/NC Only. Pre/Co-Requisite: Enrollment in at least one other CMU course.

ENG 301 Nonfiction Writing 3(3-0) Fall

Development of nonfiction writing skills through individual projects in diverse genres. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of "C" or better.

ENG 303 Technical Writing 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Writing technical documents common in business, industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, e.g., reports, proposals, and instructions. Emphasis on readability, accessibility, suitability, and usability. Writing Intensive. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a C or better; 56 credit hours completed.

ENG 311 Teaching Literature in the Secondary School 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Methods of teaching students to read extensively and critically. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; acceptance to the Teacher Education Program; must have completed 56 credit hours.

ENG 315 Teaching Writing in the Elementary School 4(3-1)  Fall/Spring

Introduction to theories and pedagogies on writing in elementary and middle schools. Pre-student teaching field experience. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; Admission to the Teacher Education program.

ENG 319 Teaching Composition in the Secondary School 4(3-1)  Fall/Spring

Methods for teaching students to communicate clearly in writing. Open only to juniors and seniors preparing to teach. Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of C or ENG 103 with a minimum grade of C and ENG 099 with a grade of CR or ELI 198 with a minimum grade of C; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better. Must have completed 56 credit hours; Admission to Teacher Education program required.

ENG 321 20th Century British and American Poetry 3(3-0) Fall - odd years

Study of major twentieth-century poets such as Yeats, Frost, Williams, Pound, Eliot, and more recent poets; examination of significant trends. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198 and ENG 201.

ENG 323 Fantasy and Science Fiction 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

History, meaning, and influence of fantasy and science fiction. Emphasis on 19th-21st century literature and film. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas)

ENG 324 Popular Culture in America 3(3-0) Spring

Historical and other relationships between popular and elitist art forms; the role of popular arts in the growth of American culture. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 325 Folklore 3(3-0) Spring

Discussion and comparison of folktales, songs, superstitions and customs preserved in both oral and literary traditions. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 326 The Literary Dimensions of Film 3(2-2) Fall/Spring

Study of film from the viewpoints of formal literary criticism and cultural history through analysis of original screen plays, genre movies, and adaptations. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

ENG 327/WST 327 Women Writers 3(3-0) Spring

Readings in fiction, poetry, and autobiography by women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, approached through contemporary feminist views. Identical to WST 327. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses.

ENG 328 Literature of the American Indian 3(3-0) Fall

A study of Native American literature and film within their cultural contexts. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better. (University Program Group IV-B: Studies in Global Cultures)

ENG 329 African American Literature 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Examines the literary and cultural contributions of African Americans from colonial times to present through written and oral forms of expression. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better. (University Program Group IV-C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity)

ENG 330 Mythological Backgrounds of Western Literature 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

The origins and development of mythic patterns with major emphasis on the adaptation and interpretation of classical and Northern myths to literary usage. (University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas)

ENG 332 Contemporary Literature and Thought 3(3-0) Fall odd years

Readings in contemporary (post-World War II) literary genres relative to contemporary thought. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099, or ELI 198; Grade of "C" or better in ENG 201.

ENG 333 Literatures of Non-Western Cultures 3(3-0) Fall

Introduction to literatures of non-Western cultures, such as African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Aboriginal, Caribbean, or Latin American. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198, Grade of "C" or better in ENG 201.

ENG 334 Literary and Cultural Theory 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Study of historical and contemporary theories of literature and culture with attention to theoretical issues as well as application to literary, cultural, and other theoretical texts. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198.

ENG 336 Early Modern English Literature 3(3-0) Fall - even years

Major literary works of the late fifteenth through early seventeenth centuries in England (excluding Shakespeare), with social, philosophical, religious, economic and political backgrounds. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 337 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature 3(3-0) Spring - odd years              Selected works in British literature from 1660-1800, including poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction prose. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with C or better; ENG 201 with C or better; ENG 134 or ENG 234.

ENG 339 Victorian Literature and Thought 3(3-0) Spring - odd years

Social, economic, industrial, philosophical, and religious ideas as expressed in the literature of the nineteenth century. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 340 Modern British Literature 3(3-0) Fall - even years

Selected works in British literature since the 1920s, including poetry, fiction, drama, and general prose.

ENG 345 Studies in Authors 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Intensive reading of one, two or three authors investigating the way a body of work develops and reflects the author's interests, concerns, and changing literary skills. Prerequisite: ENG 234.

ENG 349 Shakespeare 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

A study of selected sonnets and a variety of comedies, histories, and tragedies with consideration of their Elizabethan and Jacobean background. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 351 American Literature: Colonial and Early National Periods 3(3-0) Fall - even years

The various literary genres from the formative years of America.

ENG 352 American Literature: Romantic Period 3(3-0) Fall - odd years

Major American literary movements and major authors of the first half of the nineteenth century. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 353 American Literature: Realistic Period 3(3-0) Spring - even years

Significant trends in later nineteenth-century and early twentieth- century American literature; local colorists, major Realists, early Naturalists. Prerequisite: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better. Recommended: ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 354 American Literature: Modern Period 3(3-0) Spring - odd years

Major literary movements and authors from the early twentieth century to WWII. Special emphasis on literary modernism. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; and ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 362 Literature of the Medieval World 3(3-0) Spring - even years

The study of epic tradition during the medieval period and the rise of the romance. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better. Recommended: ENG 134 or ENG 234.

ENG 365 The Bible as Literature 3(3-0) Spring - even years

A study of the content and literary forms of Biblical literature.

ENG 371 Pedagogic Grammar 2(2-0) Fall/Spring

Links the study of college-level grammar and its application in the classroom. Focuses on both professionally written and student-generated texts. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better. Recommended: ENG 271.

ENG 375 Introduction to Linguistics 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

A survey of the field of linguistics, including discussion of sounds, word structure, sentence structure, meaning, acquisition, social use and historical change of language. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 381 Children's Literature 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Literary analysis of prose and poetry suitable for children grades K through nine. Prerequisite: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better. Recommended: ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 391 Creative Writing: Fiction 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Discussion and critical evaluation of student fiction. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ENG 294 with a grade of B or better.

ENG 392 Creative Writing: Poetry 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Discussion and critical evaluation of student poetry. Prerequisite: Grade of "B" or better in ENG 294.

ENG 395 Special Topics 1-12(Spec) on demand

Consideration of subjects not listed in the regular department offerings. May be repeated when content is not a duplication of a previous special topic offering. English majors and minors, see general statement. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisite: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 397 Independent Study 1-9(Spec) Fall/Spring

Explorations of special problems in language and literature individually agreed upon by student and instructor. Prerequisites: Approval of the instructor and department chairperson required before registration; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 402 Rhetoric and Argumentation 3(3-0) Fall - odd years

Study of and practice using modern theories and techniques of argumentation and persuasive writing in contemporary civic, disciplinary, and professional discourse, contexts, and media. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; senior standing. Recommended: ENG 301 or 303 or COM 352.

ENG 435 Studies in Texts 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Intensive reading of one, two or three major literary works in English, with historical and critical backgrounds and biographical and creative contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 234.

ENG 439 English Romantic Poetry and Prose 3(3-0) Fall - even years

Emphasis on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron. Recommended: 6 hours of literature.

ENG 441 Contemporary English Prose 3(3-0) Spring - even years

Important novelists and dramatists in contemporary Britain. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198; grade of "C" or better in ENG 201; ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 442 The British Novel 3 (3-0) Fall - odd years

The development of the British novel considered historically or thematically. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with C or better; ENG 201 with C or better; ENG 134 or ENG 234.

ENG 444    In Her Own Words: Global Feminist Perspectives  3(3-0)                                                       Theories, methodologies, and applications of Global Feminisms to women- authored texts in an international context. May include a study abroad component. Prerequisite: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 234 or WST 296.

ENG 454 Contemporary American Prose 3(3-0) Spring - even years

Important novelists and dramatists in contemporary United States. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 455 The American Novel 3(3-0) Spring - odd years

The development of the novel as seen in the works of representative authors. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099, or ELI 198; Grade of "C" or better in ENG 201; ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 460 Senior Seminar: Current Issues in English 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Explores current scholarly, theoretical, or pedagogical issues in English studies culminating in a major creative and/or written academic paper presented orally.  Prerequisites: Open to senior English majors only; ENG 101, 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 481 International Literature for Children and Young Adults 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Exploration of the literary and cultural heritage of countries other than the U.S. through modern and folk literature suitable for today's youth. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 234 or 381.

ENG 482 Fantasy for Youth 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Nature, purpose, and value of fantasy for youth; emphasis on contemporary types. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198; Grade of "C" or better in ENG 201; ENG 234 or ENG 381.

ENG 485 Poetry for Children and Young Adults  3(3-0)  Fall/Spring

Study of the nature, purpose, and value of poetry for children and young adults; emphasis on interpretation and performance. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a C or better; ENG 134 or 234 or 381. 

ENG 491 Advanced Fiction Writing 3-6(3-0) Fall/Spring

Concentration upon individual projects in fiction. May be repeated up to 6 hours. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234; ENG 391 with a grade of B or better.

ENG 492 Advanced Poetry Writing 3-6(3-0) Fall/Spring

Concentration upon individual projects in poetry writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198; grade of "C" or better in ENG 201; ENG 392.

ENG 493 Advanced Nonfiction Writing 3-6(3-0) Fall

Concentration upon individual projects in creative nonfiction. Course may be repeated up to six hours. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 294 or 301.

ENG 503 Document Design  3(3-0) Spring even years

Theories and applications of information design and visual rhetoric for print and electronic documents. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or ENG 201 with a C or better. Recommended: ENG 303.

ENG 504 Technical Editing  3(3-0) Fall odd years

Methods and technologies used in editing and publishing technical documents in print and electronic media; publication management and production. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or ENG 201 with a B or better and 86 credit hours completed. Recommended: ENG 303.

ENG 510 Writing Center Practicum 1-3(Spec)Fall/Spring

Examines key issues in writing and teaching writing and provides a mediated, instructional experience for working one-on-one with writing. Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

ENG 513 Special Topics 1-6(Spec) on demand

Subjects not part of regular department offerings. May not be a duplication of a previous section. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: 86 credit hours completed; or graduate standing.

ENG 514 Language and Media Discourse 3(3-0) Spring - odd years

Rhetorical theory and techniques in print and non-print media.

ENG 517 Reading and the English Classroom  3(3-0)

The relationship of reading to the teaching of English through an introduction to the reading process, the needs of reluctant readers, and K-12 and ESL literacy issues.

ENG 519 Teaching of Composition 3(3-0) Summer

Research and methodology in the teaching of composition.

ENG 520 Diachronic Linguistics and the History of English  3(3-0)   Fall odd years                                                                    Theory and methodologies of diachronic linguistics, with a focus on the development of the English language. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or ENG 375.

ENG 535 History of Literary Criticism 3(3-0) Spring - odd years

Review of critical attitudes and approaches of enduring significance. Prerequisite: 6 hours of literature.

ENG 539 Seminar in Major Nonfiction Writers 3-9(Spec) Fall - even years

Creative and critical approaches to the study of representative works by selected major nonfiction writers. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours. May be offered in a hybrid or online format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a C or better; ENG 134 or 234; or graduate standing.

ENG 545 Chaucer 3(3-0) Fall - odd years

Middle English grammar and pronunciation. The life and works of Chaucer with emphasis on the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde.

ENG 547 Seminar in Major British Writers 3-9(Spec) on demand

A study of one or more British writers, selected by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status or the following: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198; Grade of "C" or better in ENG 201; either ENG 134 or ENG 234.

ENG 549 Advanced Shakespeare: Tragedy and Problem Plays 3(3-0) Spring - even years

Examination of the development of Shakespearean tragedy and the final plays. Prerequisite: a previous university course in Shakespeare (ENG 349).

ENG 559 Seminar in Major American Writers 3-9(Spec) on demand

A study of one or more American writers selected by the instructor. May be repeated a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status or the following: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234. Recommended: Six hours of American Literature

ENG 561 European Romanticism: A Comparative Approach 3(3-0) on demand

Comparative exploration of the Romantic movement in literature and philosophy with special attention to Germany and France. Prerequisite: Graduate status or ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; either ENG 134 or ENG 234. Recommended: 6 hrs of literature courses.

ENG 566 Human Rights in Literature, Art, and Film  3(3-0)

Exploration of the history, development, and application of human rights as represented in literature, the arts, and film. Prerequisite: Admission to any of the English department's MA programs or ENG 201 with a grade of C or better, ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 569 Seminar in Major World Writers 3-9(Spec) on demand

A study of one or more writers, selected by the instructor, from various regions of the world. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status or the following: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or ENG 234. Recommended: 6-9 hours of ENG 300 and/or ENG 400 level courses.

ENG 570 Old English 3(3-0) Fall

Study of the grammar and pronunciation of Old English and analysis of Old English literary texts. Prerequisites: Graduate Status or ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234.

ENG 571 Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages 3(3-0) Fall

Principles and techniques for teaching English to students whose first language is not English. Prerequisite: ENG 375.

ENG 573 Linguistics and Reading 3(3-0) Spring - odd years

The reading process, the effects of language on reading, the relation between language and writing, and the ways people process information. Prerequisite: ENG 375 or ENG 576.

ENG 574 TESOL Materials, Assessment, Curriculum 3(3-0) Spring

Techniques for designing curricula, teaching materials, and tests and other assessment tools for ESL/EFL or bilingual/bicultural classrooms. Prerequisites: ENG 571; Graduate status or the following: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 577 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 3(3-0) Fall

An introduction to the principles and theories of second language acquisition, and their implications for language teaching. Recommended: ENG 375.

ENG 578 Applied Sociolinguistics 3(3-0) Fall

Topics include cross cultural aspects of conversation, speech act theory, language and gender, non verbal behavior and the role of socio cultural variables in language acquisitions. Prerequisites: Graduate status or the following: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 375.

ENG 579 Topics in English Linguistics 3-9(Spec) - on demand

Practical and theoretical problems involving language and its description. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite: ENG 375.

ENG 580 Literature for Young Adults 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

Reading interests and library materials of junior and senior high students; methods of stimulating reading. Subject grouping of books related to adolescent reading interests/needs. Identical to LMT 580. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: Completion of 86 hours, ENG 201 with a grade of C or better, One of: ENG 134 or ENG 234 or ENG 381; or graduate status.

ENG 581 The History of Children's Literature 3(3-0) Spring

Major trends in the history of children's literature as they emerged under certain philosophical, educational, and social influences in England, America, and Europe. Emphasis on literary analysis. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better, One of: ENG 134 or ENG 234 or ENG 381; or graduate status.

ENG 582 Cultural Pluralism in Young Adult and Children's Literature 3(3-0) Fall/Spring

An exploration of the literature and heritage of diverse American cultures, primarily through folk literature, fiction, and biography. Prerequisite: Graduate status or the following; ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or 234 or 381.

ENG 583 The Heroic Tradition in Children's Literature 3(3-0) Fall

Study of the hero in epic, myth, folktale, and legend; including modern examples. Prerequisites: Graduate status or the following: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; and ENG 134 or ENG 234 or ENG 381.