English (ENGS)

Courses

ENGS 001. FW:Written Expression. 3 Credits.

A foundational composition course featuring a sequence of writing, reading, and information literacy assignments. Students learn to write and revise for different rhetorical situations while increasing their mastery of academic conventions. Some sections designed for specific student audiences.

ENGS 002. FW: Written Expression: Theme. 3 Credits.

Intensive instruction and practice in writing, reading, research, and revision through the exploration of a theme related to the instructor?s expertise.

ENGS 005. First Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

Students to write in a variety of forms, styles, and genres in response to selected texts of literary or cultural significance. Themes, texts, and writing assignments to vary by section. Prerequisite: First-Year standing in College of Arts and Sciences.

ENGS 013. Introduction to Fiction. 3 Credits.

Exploration of a variety of fictional forms, including the short story, the novella, and the novel.

ENGS 014. Introduction to Poetry. 3 Credits.

Examination of the forms of poetry, past and present, British and American. Provides a wide variety of perspectives on the poem.

ENGS 021. Seminar in British Lit I. 3 Credits.

Selected texts from the beginnings to the late 18th century. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.

ENGS 022. Seminar in British Lit II. 3 Credits.

Selected texts from the late 18th century to the present. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.

ENGS 023. Seminar in American Lit I. 3 Credits.

Selected texts from the beginnings to the Civil War. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.

ENGS 024. Seminar in American Lit II. 3 Credits.

Selected texts from end of Civil War to the present. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.

ENGS 028. Lit Western Trad II: Intg Humn. 3 Credits.

Study of primary authors in the Western cultural tradition from Homer to the modern period with particular reference to history, religion, and philosophy. Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Integrated Humanities Program; REL 028 and HST 014.

ENGS 030. Topics in Amer Lit & Culture. 3 Credits.

Subjects vary by semester. Representative topic: Reading the American Wilderness. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 031. D1:Topics in Afr-Am Lit & Cult. 3 Credits.

Subjects vary by semester. Representative topic: African- American Women Writers in the 20th/21st Century. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 032. Topics in British Literature. 3 Credits.

Subjects vary by semester. Representative topic: Jane Austen, Page and Film. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 033. D1:Topics in Native Amer Lit. 3 Credits.

Representative topics: Introduction to Native American Literature. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 040. Topics in Science Fctn&Fantasy. 1-3 Credits.

Topics in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Subjects vary by semester. Representative topics: Tolkien's Middle Earth; The Hobbit; Survey of Science Fiction and Fantasy. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 042. Women in Literature. 3 Credits.

Survey of women's literary tradition in English. Focuses on the ways women have written, read, written about, and been represented in 19th and 20th century literature. Cross-listed with: GSWS 042.

ENGS 043. D2:Top in Gender/Sexuality Lit. 3 Credits.

Representative topics: Gender, Sexuality and Identity in American Poetry. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 050. The Art of the Essay. 3 Credits.

In this intermediate writing course, students explore and practice variations in the genre known as the nonfiction essay, attending to audience, purpose, context, style, and medium. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

ENGS 051. Topics in Composition. 3 Credits.

Representative topics include Forms of Journalism and Writing for the Web. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

ENGS 053. Intro to Creative Writing. 3 Credits.

Introductory course on techniques of writing poetry, short prose fiction, and creative nonfiction. Classes organized around discussion of student work; weekly writing assignments. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

ENGS 057. D1:Race&Ethnic Lit Stds:Intro. 3 Credits.

Introductory courses addressing the representation and construction of "race" in literature and/or the contributions of ethnically diverse writers to the American culture. Focus and readings vary by instructor. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 060. D2:Topics in Post-Colonial Lit. 3 Credits.

Representative topic: Introduction to Post-Colonial Literature. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 062. D2:Topics in Caribbean Lit. 3 Credits.

Representative topics: Caribbean Women Writers. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 081. Structure of English Language. 3 Credits.

Using descriptive linguistic theory, this course examines basics of English grammar with emphasis on hands-on examples. Also includes exploration of politicization of English grammar. Cross-listed with: LING 081.

ENGS 085. Intro to Literary Studies. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the critical work of close reading across literary genres, understanding of key terms and concepts, and writing in the discipline. Topics vary by section. Open to all students.

ENGS 091. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Departmental Permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 092. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 095. Introductory Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 096. Introductory Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 100. Literary Theory. 3 Credits.

Survey of literary and cultural theory introducing a variety of major approaches to the interpretation of literature. Required for all English Majors. Prerequisite: Minimum Sophomore standing. Pre/Co-requisite: ENGS 021 or ENGS 022 or ENGS 023 or ENGS 024.

ENGS 104. Tutoring Writing. 3 Credits.

This course, for students who will be tutoring at the Writing Center, explores ways of responding to writers one-on-one. Permission required. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 105. Exploring Writing Centers. 3 Credits.

A continuation of ENGS 104, this course explores theoretical frameworks for writing centers and how they can shape ways tutors respond to writers. Pre/co-requisite: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 107. Topics in Comp & Rhetoric. 3 Credits.

Representative topics: Investigating Literacy, Cybercultural Rhetoric. May repeat with different content. Prerequisites: ENGS 050, ENGS 051, or ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 111. D1:Race & Ethnic in Lit Stdies. 0 or 3 Credits.

Topics address "race" and/or the contributions of ethnically diverse writers to American culture. Focus and readings vary. May repeat for credit with different content . Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 112. Topics in Cultural Studies. 3 Credits.

Topics focus on theoretical problems and practices of the interdisciplinary study of culture. Representative topic: Comparative identities. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 113. Topics in Genre. 3 Credits.

Topics focus on the theoretical problems of various kinds of writing. Representative topics: Narrative; Gothic; Sentimentality. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 114. Topics in Writing. 3 Credits.

Topics vary by semester and professor. Representative topics: Writing Literary Criticism; Reading and Writing Autobiography; Literary Journalism. Prerequisites: ENGS 050, ENGS 051, or ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing. May repeat for credit with different content.

ENGS 115. Advanced Writing-Playwriting. 3 Credits.

Students study models of dramatic structure and contemporary concepts of writing for the stage and apply principles to the creation of original works. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 053 or THE 050; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 117. Advanced Creative Nonfiction. 3 Credits.

In this workshop for experienced writers, students pursue projects of their own design, in various creative nonfiction sub-genres, including personal essay, literary memoir, and/or literary journalism. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 050, ENGS 051, or ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 118. Advanced Writing: Fiction. 3 Credits.

This upper-level course for fiction writers of proven ability employs a seminar/workshop format, with most classroom time devoted to manuscript discussion. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 119. Advanced Writing: Poetry. 3 Credits.

This upper-level course for poets of proven ability employs a seminar/workshop format, with most classroom time devoted to manuscript discussion. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENGS 053; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 131. Topics in Bible & Lit. 3 Credits.

Examines literary, historical approaches to Bible and its influences. Topics include: Bible as Literature; Bible and Literary Imagination. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 133. Chaucer. 3 Credits.

Study of the principle works of Chaucer, emphasizing Chaucer's literary scope, talents, and position in medieval literature. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 134. Topics in Medieval Literature. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Medieval literature in various intellectual , historical, aesthetic contexts. Topics: Medieval Drama; Daughters of Mary/Daughters of Eve. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 136. Topics in Shakespeare. 3 Credits.

Examines Shakespeare's works in intellectual, historical, aesthetic contexts. Topics: Shakespeare and Philosophy; Engendering Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama. May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 137. Topics in Ren Lit & Culture. 3 Credits.

Examines poetry, drama, and/or prose of English Renaissance in context of various movements of the Tudor-Stuart period. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 138. Milton. 3 Credits.

Milton's major works in various intellectual, historical, and aesthetic contexts, with special attention to "Paradise Lost." Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005- ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 143. Topics:18C,19C Brit Lit & Cul. 3 Credits.

Topics examining issues in 18th- and 19th-century British literature and culture. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 145. Topics in Victorian Literature. 3 Credits.

Primarily poetry, drama, non-fiction prose from 1832 to 1900, for example, Tennyson, the Brownings, the Rossettis, Wilde. Occasional special topics. May repeat with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 150. Topics: Early American Studies. 3 Credits.

Topics in literature and cultures of Americas from European conquest to 1800. Topics: Imagining America; Dissent in America. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 152. 19th Century American Fiction. 3 Credits.

Short stories, novellas, and novels by such writers as Cooper, Sedgwick, Poe, Hawthorne, Wilson, Melville, Stowe, James, Harper, Chesnutt, Chopin, and Jewett. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 156. Topics:19C American Studies. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary topics examining issues in 19th-century American culture. Representative topics include: Dissent in America, American Literary Cultures. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 158. Topics:19C Women's Writing. 3 Credits.

Various genres by 19th-century women. Topics: The Petticoat Empire; Women's Regionalist Fiction; 19th-century British and American Women's Writing. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisites: three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005-ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: GSWS 142.

ENGS 163. Topics:20C American Studies. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary topics examining issues in 20th-century American culture. Representative topics include: Poe's Children; The Literary Vampire; Jazz. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 164. Modern Poetry. 3 Credits.

Poetry from beginning of modern period to end of WWII, emphasizing Yeats, Eliot, Stevens, Auden, Frost, Williams. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 167. Topics in Modernism. 3 Credits.

Topics vary by semester and by professor. Representative topics: Joyce. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 168. Topics in Post-Modernism. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary topics examining literature and cultures of the Post-Modern condition. Representative topics include: Magical Realism, Realism and Hyper-realism. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 171. Contemporary American Poetry. 3 Credits.

American poetry since 1950 by writers such as Lowell, Bishop, Levine, Olds, Hayden, Harper. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 176. D1:Afr Am Lit Since Harlem Ren. 3 Credits.

Survey of the various literary traditions of African Americans during the 20th century. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 177. D1:Topics 20C Afr Am Lit & Cul. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary topics in African American literature and culture. Representative topics include: The Harlem Renaissance and Negritude; Publishing Blackness. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 179. D2: Topics in African Lit. 3 Credits.

Examines trends in contemporary African literature and relationship to other traditions. Topics: African Drama; African Fiction; African Poetry. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 182. D2:Colonial/Post-Col World Lit. 3 Credits.

Topics vary by semester. Representative topics: Contemporary Writing from the Non-Western World; Literature and Imperialism. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 189. Topics in 20C Women's Writing. 3 Credits.

Works in various genres by 20-century women. Representative topics include: African Women's Writing; Gender and Modernism. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

ENGS 190. Buckham Honors Seminar. 0 or 3 Credits.

Each seminar includes participation of a distinguished visiting scholar or writer, such as Stephen Greenblatt, Barbara Johnson, Houston Baker, Sacven Bercovitch, William Kennedy, Stephen King. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 191. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team with a faculty member as instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

ENGS 192. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or faculty-staff team with a faculty member as instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.

ENGS 193. Travel Study. 1-6 Credits.

Courses that involve extended travel-time away from UVM campus and that link course content to travel destinations. Representative topic: Literary London. Prerequisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing; or Instructor permission.

ENGS 194. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 195. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 196. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit with different content.

ENGS 197. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Pre/corequisite: Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 201. Sem Engl Lang or Critical Thry. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Origins and Development of the English Language;" "Re-disciplining the History of Literature and the Literature of History." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 211. Seminar in Writing. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Writing the New Yorker;" "Writing Vermont Life;" "Editing and Publishing. Prerequisites: ENGS 100; ENGS 050 or ENGS 051 or ENGS 053; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for Graduate students.

ENGS 212. Seminar in Writing. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Writing the New Yorker;" "Writing Vermont Life;" "Editing and Publishing. Prerequisites: ENGS 100; ENGS 050 or ENGS 051 or ENGS 053; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for Graduate students.

ENGS 221. Seminar in Literature to 1800. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Women in 17th Century English Poetry;" "Dante and the Experience of Reading;" "Orality and Textuality in Middle English Literature." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 222. Seminar in Literature to 1800. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Women in 17th Century English Poetry;" "Dante and the Experience of Reading;" "Orality and Textuality in Middle English Literature." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 241. Seminar in 19th Century Lit. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Dickens"; "Reader, I Married Him: The Brontes;" "Love, Marriage, and Literary Criticism: Jane Austen;" "Reading Serially: The Victorian Novel;" "Invisible Man and 19th Century American Literature," "The Gothic." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 252. Seminar in 20th Century Lit. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "The Beat Generation;" "Literature and Society in Modern Ireland;" "Dostoevsky's Influence on 20th Century American Literature." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 281. Sem Lit Themes,Genres,Folklore. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Spiritual Journeys;" "Murder, He Said: Detective Fiction;" "Chekhov to Cheever: The Short Story." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 282. Sem Lit Themes,Genres,Folklore. 3 Credits.

Recent topics: "Spiritual Journeys;" "Murder, He Said: Detective Fiction;" "Chekhov to Cheever: The Short Story." Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 291. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by faculty member or faculty-staff team with a faculty member as instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 294. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 296. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: ENGS 100; and one of the following pairs of courses: ENGS 021 and ENGS 022, ENGS 023 and ENGS 024, or ENGS 027 and ENGS 028; Instructor permission for graduate students.

ENGS 297. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.

ENGS 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Departmental permission required. Offered at department discretion.