​​​​​ENG 101 Freshman Composition 3(3-0)

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 format. Grade for ENG 101 replaces existing grade in ENG 103 or ELI 198 and credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

ENG 103 Freshman Writing 3(3-0)​

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 193, meets university requirements for first-year writing competency; alternative to ENG 101 and ELI 198. Grade for ENG 103 replaces existing grade in ENG 101 or ELI 198 and credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

ENG 134 Introduction to Literature 3(3-0)

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 141 Comics, Graphic Novels, and other Illustrated Texts 3(3-0)

Study of the history and meaning of comics, graphic novels, and other illustrated texts from a literary and cultural perspective. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

​ENG 142 Literary Interpretation of Sport 3(3-0)

Introduction to the art, history, and literary interpretation of sport. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

ENG 143 Laughing Matters: Comedy and Satire 3(3-0)

Survey of the history, theory, and cultural function of comedy and satire in literature, film, drama, and other media. Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

ENG 144 Monsters and Their Meanings 3(3-0)

Examination of the significance of monsters in literature, film, and popular culture in a range of cultural and historical contexts. Writing Intensive. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. (University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas)

ENG 145 Bestsellers and Prize Winners 3(3-0)

Uses a range of popular and prizewinning fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to investigate why one work may be a bestseller, and another a critical success. May be offered in an online format. May be offered as Writing Intensive.  (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

ENG 146 Race and Racism in American Literature 3(3-0)

Introduction to diverse American literatures, with a thematic exploration of race and identity in American culture and racist ideologies and oppression. Writing Intensive. (University Program Group IV-C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States)

ENG 175 The Nature of Language 3(3-0)

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

​ENG 193 Writing Workshop 1(1-0)

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 201 Intermediate Composition 3(3-0)

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 204 LGBTQ Identities 3(3-0)

Explores the social and cultural contributions of LGBTQ individuals and communities as well as discrimination based on gender identity and sexuality. May be offered as Writing Intensive. Identical to ENG 204 and SOC 204. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. (University Program Group IV-A: Studies in Discrimination)

ENG 211 Introduction to English Education

Introduction to foundational concepts and current topics in the field of English education. Includes a clinical experience. Writing Intensive.

ENG 234 Introduction to Literary Analysis 3(3-0)

Introduction to analytical techniques for reading and writing about literary texts from a variety of genres and historical periods, including fiction, drama, and poetry. Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

ENG 261 Masterpieces of Ancient Literature 3(3-0)

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)

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)

Descriptive analysis of English syntax (sentence structure), syntactic variation across dialects, and social norms influencing what constitutes “Standard English.” This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 294 Introduction to Creative Writing 3(3-0)

The basic methods and techniques in creative writing, including, but not limited to, poetry and fiction. May be offered as Writing Intensive.

ENG 299 Writing Workshop II 1-3(Spec)

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.

ENG 300 Study Abroad: Special Topics in English Studies 3-6(3-0)

Study abroad course in English Studies. Repeatable up to 6 hours when content does not duplicate previous topic.

ENG 301 Nonfiction Writing 3(3-0)

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.

ENG 303 Technical Writing 3(3-0)

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.

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

Methods of teaching literature and reading in middle and high schools. Includes clinical experience.

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

Introduction to theories and pedagogies on writing in elementary and middle schools.  Pre-student teaching field experience. Writing Intensive. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format.

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

Methods of teaching writing and rhetoric in secondary English classrooms. Includes clinical experience.

ENG 323 Fantasy and Science Fiction 3(3-0)

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)

Study of popular American art forms from their historical, sociocultural, critical, and/or theoretical contexts. Writing Intensive. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 325 Folklore 3(3-0)

Discussion and comparison of folktales, songs, superstitions and customs preserved in both oral and literary traditions.

ENG 326 Never-Ending Stories: Adaptation Across Media 3(3-0)

Examination of the techniques and technologies of story as it is shifted from one frame of reference (media, format, intended audience, culture, time) to another. This course may be offered in an online format. (University Program Group I-B: The Arts)

ENG 327/WST 327 Women Writers: Gender, Sexuality, and Literature 3(3-0)

Examination of women writers in a variety of historical and cultural traditions, approached through the lenses of feminist and queer theory. Identical to WGS 327. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. May be offered as Writing Intensive.

ENG 328 Native American Literature and Film 3(3-0)

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)

Examines the literary and cultural contributions of African Americans from colonial times to present through written and oral forms of expression, such as poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, and music. (University Program Group IV-C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity)

ENG 330 Gods, Monsters, and Immortality: Mythic Literature 3(3-0)

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 333 Literatures of Non-Western Cultures 3-6(3-0)

Introduction to literatures of non-Western cultures, such as African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Aboriginal, Caribbean, or Latin American. Repeatable up to 6 hours when content does not duplicate previous topics.

ENG 334 Literary and Cultural Theory 3(3-0)

Intensive survey of theories of literature, interpretation, and culture that have been of historical importance to literature and cultural studies.

ENG 335 Topics in Ancient or Medieval Literature 3(3-0)

Topics that introduce key literary movements and historical contexts from antiquity to 1500 in one of the following traditions: B. British; C. World.

ENG 336 Topics in Early Modern English Literature 3(3-0)

Topics that introduce key literary movements and historical contexts from 1500-1800 in one of the following traditions: A. American; B. British; C. World.

ENG 337 Topics in Romantic or Realist Literature 3-9(3-0)

Topics that introduce key literary movements and historical contexts from 1790-1910 in one of the following traditions: A. American; B. British; C. World.

​ENG 338 Topics in Modern or Contemporary Literature 3-9(3-0)

Topics that introduce key literary movements and historical contexts from 1890-present in one of the following traditions: A. American; B. British; C. World.

ENG 349 Shakespeare 3(3-0)

A study of selected sonnets and a variety of comedies, histories, and tragedies with consideration of their historical and cultural contexts. May be offered as Writing Intensive.

ENG 371 Teaching Grammar: K-6 3(3-0)

Introduction to best practices for teaching K-6 students how to apply grammar concepts to their writing and other means of communication. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 372 Teaching Grammar: 5-12 3(3-0)

Methods of teaching grammar in grades 5-12. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 375 Introduction to Linguistics 3(3-0)

A survey of the field of linguistics, including discussion of sounds, word structure, sentence structure, meaning, acquisition, social use and historical change of language. May be offered in an online format.

ENG 381 Children's Literature 3(3-0)

Examination and analysis of contemporary prose and poetry suitable for children from literary, aesthetic, sociocultural and educational perspectives.  May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group I-A: Human Events and Ideas)

ENG 382 Racism and Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Literature 3(3-0)

Examination of racism, racial identity and diversity, historically and in the present, through a range of genres of American literature for children and young adults. (University Program Group IV-C: Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity)

ENG 391 Creative Writing: Fiction 3(3-0)

Discussion and critical evaluation of student fiction. Writing Intensive.

ENG 392 Creative Writing: Poetry 3(3-0) 

Discussion and critical evaluation of student poetry. Writing Intensive.

ENG 395 Special Topics 1-12(Spec) 

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.

ENG 397 Independent Study 1-6(Spec)

Explorations of special problems in language and literature individually agreed upon by student and instructor.

ENG 402 Argumentation and Expository Writing 3(3-0)

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.

ENG 435 Studies in Texts: Senior Seminar 3(3-0) 

Intensive analysis of one or more complex literary texts, including an exploration of historical and critical contexts. Writing Intensive.

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

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

ENG 441 Contemporary English Prose 3(3-0)

Important novelists and dramatists in contemporary Britain.

ENG 442 The British Novel 3 (3-0)

The development of the British novel considered historically or thematically.

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. Identical to WST 444.

ENG 454 Contemporary American Prose 3(3-0)

Important novelists and dramatists in contemporary United States.

ENG 455 The American Novel 3(3-0)

The development of the novel as seen in the works of representative authors.

ENG 460 Capstone in English Education 4(3-0)

Application of skills and knowledge for teaching secondary English in classrooms with diverse student populations. Includes a clinical experience.

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

Exploration of the literary and cultural heritage of countries other than the U.S. through modern and folk literature suitable for today's youth.

ENG 482 Fantasy for Youth 3(3-0)

Examination of modern fantasy for youth, its traditional and contemporary presentations of archetypes and motifs, and its value, purpose, and significance within literary traditions.

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

Study of the nature, purpose, and value of poetry for children and young adults; emphasis on interpretation and performance.

ENG 491 Advanced Fiction Writing 3-6(3-0)

Concentration upon individual projects in fiction. May be repeated up to 6 hours. May be offered as Writing Intensive.

ENG 492 Advanced Poetry Writing 3-6(3-0)

Concentration upon individual projects in poetry writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Writing Intensive.

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

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.

ENG 503 Document Design  3(3-0) 

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.

ENG 504 Technical Editing  3(3-0)

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.

ENG 510 Writing Center Practicum 1-3(Spec)

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

ENG 513 Special Topics 1-6(Spec)

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.

ENG 514 Language and Media Discourse 3(3-0)

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) 

Research and methodology in the teaching of composition.

ENG 520 Diachronic Linguistics and the History of English  3(3-0)

Theory and methodologies of diachronic linguistics, with a focus on the development of the English language.

ENG 535 History of Literary Criticism 3(3-0)

Review of critical attitudes and approaches of enduring significance.

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

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.

ENG 545 Chaucer 3(3-0) 

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) 

A study of one or more British writers, selected by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours.

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

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)

A study of one or more American writers selected by the instructor. May be repeated a maximum of nine hours.

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

Comparative exploration of the Romantic movement in literature and philosophy with special attention to Germany and France.

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.

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

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.

ENG 570 Old English 3(3-0)

Study of the grammar and pronunciation of Old English and analysis of Old English literary texts.

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

Principles and techniques for teaching English to students whose first language is not English.

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

Techniques for designing curricula, teaching materials, and tests and other assessment tools for ESL/EFL or bilingual/bicultural classrooms.

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

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

ENG 578 Applied Sociolinguistics 3(3-0) 

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.

ENG 580 Literature for Young Adults 3(3-0)

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.

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

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.

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

An exploration of the literature and heritage of diverse American cultures, primarily through folk literature, fiction, and biography.

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

Study of the hero in epic, myth, folktale, and legend; including modern examples.

ENG 591 Seminar: Writing Fiction 3-6(3-0)

Undergraduate/Graduate workshop in fiction writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

ENG 592 Seminar: Writing Poetry 3-6(3-0)

Undergraduate/Graduate workshop in poetry writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

ENG 601 Nonfiction Writing for Graduate Students 3(3-0)

For graduate students seeking to develop advanced nonfiction writing skills in various academic and non-academic genres.  This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 602 Introduction to Graduate English Studies 3(3-0)

Instruction in materials and methods for literary research and writing in English studies.

ENG 603 Seminar in Technical and Professional Writing 3(3-0)

Advanced study of the theory and practice of technical and professional writing. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 614 Practicum in Teaching College Composition 3(3-0)

Study and practice of the theories, methods, and materials of teaching first-year college composition.

ENG 615 Seminar in Current Issues in the Teaching of Writing 3-6(Spec)

Engages students to explore a current topic, pressing question, or content-area method via an historical, conceptual, or theoretical framework. Repeatable up to six hours as long as the topic is different. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 616 The Teaching of Creative Writing 3(3-0)

Theory and practice of teaching creative writing.

ENG 618 Empirical Research Methods in English Studies 3(3-0)

Designing and evaluating empirical research in the field of English studies. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 621 Seminar in Contemporary Poetry 3-6(3-0)

A study of selected contemporary poets in the context of major developments in the poetry of the twentieth century.

ENG 622 Seminar in Contemporary Fiction 3(3-0)

Study of notable fiction from 1945 to the present.

ENG 635 Seminar in English Literature 3-9(3-0)

A study of English literature from one of four historical periods: prior to 1650, from 1650 to 1800, from 1800-1900, or from 1900 to the present. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours.

ENG 636 Seminar in Critical Problems 3(3-0)

A study of the major theories and theorists in contemporary literary studies and selected critical problems generated by them.

ENG 637 Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition 3(3-0)

Theoretical issues, practices, history, texts, and applications in rhetoric and composition. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 638 Seminar in Textual Analysis and Editing 3(3-0)

A course designed to prepare students for editing responsibilities found in a variety of fields, including education and scholarly publications.

ENG 656 Seminar in American Literature 3-9(Spec)

The role of nature, frontier, or other factors in American literature of one of the following periods:  A. Pre-Romantic Period;  B. Romantic Period;  C. Realistic and Naturalistic Periods;  D. Modern Period. 

ENG 665 Seminar in World Literature 3-9(Spec)

The tracing of ideas through World Literature from one of the following periods:
A. Classical Literature; B. Medieval and Renaissance Literature; C. 18th and 19th Century Literature; D. Modern Literature. 

ENG 672 Applied Linguistics for Written Communication 3(3-0)

Linguistic approaches to textual analysis and the application of research findings in teaching written standard English.

ENG 673 English Phonology for Language Teachers 3(3-0)

Examination of the sound patterns of English at the segmental and suprasegmental levels with applications for teaching English as a second or foreign language. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 674 English Grammar for Language Teachers 3(3-0)

A functional approach to English grammar, examining the uses of the major grammatical constructions. Includes analysis of language of native and non-native speakers of English. This course may be offered in an online format.

ENG 675 Seminar in English Linguistics 3-9(3-0)

Problems in sociolinguistics, discourse, bilingualism, historical grammar, the applications of modern linguistic theory to the teaching of English or foreign languages.  May be repeated to a maximum of nine credit hours.

ENG 680 Chippewa River Writing Project Institute 3(3-0)

Writing workshop, composition pedagogy, educational technology, and classroom research. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format.

ENG 681 Seminar in Children's and Young Adult Literature 3-9(3-0)

A graduate seminar that explores issues in the studies of Children’s and/ or Young Adult Literature. Repeatable up to nine hours when content does not duplicate previous topics.

ENG 690 Practicum in TESOL 1-3(Spec)

An examination and application of methods, materials, and classroom management techniques necessary to teach English effectively to speakers of other languages. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours.

ENG 691 Seminar: Writing Fiction 3-6(3-0)

Graduate workshop in fiction writing. May be repeated up to six hours.

ENG 692 Seminar: Writing Poetry 3-6(3-0)

Graduate workshop in poetry writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

ENG 693 Seminar in Writing Creative Nonfiction 3-6(3-0)

Workshop in contemporary approaches to writing literary nonfiction.  Course may be repeated up to six hours.  May be offered in an online or hybrid format.

ENG 694 The Craft of Fiction 3(3-0)

Practice of fiction theories and techniques exemplified by the works of noted authors of short fiction, the novella, and the novel.

ENG 695 The Craft of Poetry 3(3-0)

Poetic techniques, practices, theories, and approaches as exemplified in the works of notable poets and as examined in prosody and poetic forms.

ENG 696 The Craft of Creative Nonfiction 3(3-0)

Creative Nonfiction techniques, practices, theories, and approaches as exemplified in the works of noted authors and as examined in the genres of creative nonfiction.

ENG 697 Independent Study 3-6(Spec)

Explorations of special problems in language and literature individually agreed upon by student and instructor. May be repeated a maximum of six hours.

ENG 799 Thesis 1-6(Spec)

A research-oriented study or a creative work completed in consultation with the thesis advisor as a capstone project.  CR/NC only.