Undergraduate Course Catalogue

100 Level Courses
200 Level Courses
300 Level Courses
400 Level Courses

EGL 191 - B: Introduction to Poetry

Intensive analysis of poems in English of various periods and types and varying complexity. Descriptions available from the English Department. Not for English major credit.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A 
3 credits 

Previous topics include: Innovation and Invention; 18th & 19th Century British Poetry; British Poetry: Swift through Browning; American Romantics

EGL 192 - B: Introduction to Fiction

An analysis of fictional prose in terms of each section's specific theme. A goal of each section is to interpret various pieces of literature in relation to a political or historical view, or a particular literary technique. Descriptions available from the English Department. Not for English major credit.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

Previous topics include: Gender and domesticity in the American romance; Fictions of Addiction; Contemporary Fiction: Evolution, Invocation, Imitation; Victorian Ghost Stories; Contemporary Native American Novels; American Terrors & Epiphanies; Scenes from Childhood

EGL 193 - B: Introduction to Drama

Introduction to the analysis of drama, emphasizing the literary more than the theatrical dimension of the works, through examination of a range of plays from a variety of genres and periods. Descriptions available from the English Department. Not for English major credit.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

Previous topics include: Classical and Modern Tragedy; Shakespeare's Representation of History; Struggles of a Staged Humanity in 20th-century U. S. Theater

EGL 204: Literary Analysis and Argumentation

An introduction to the techniques and terminology of close literary analysis and argumentation as applied to poetry, fiction, and drama. The course includes frequent demanding writing assignments and is designed for students beginning their major study in English. Transfer credit is not accepted for this course.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 205 - I: Survey of British Literature I

The study of British literature from the Old English period to Milton.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 206 - I: Survey of British Literature II

The study of British literature from Dryden to the end of the 19th century. 

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 207: History of the English Language

A survey of the history of the English language from its origins to the present, with emphasis on the historical development of the language and on modern English grammar and usage.

Prerequisite: EGL 204; completion of D.E.C. A
3 credits 

EGL 217 - K: American Literature I

The study of American literature from 1607 to 1865.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
Advisory Prerequisites: Completion of D.E.C. categories I and J

3 credits 

EGL 218 - K: American Literature II

The study of American literature from 1865 to 1945, with attention to the antebellum historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
Advisory Prerequisites: Completion of D.E.C. categories I and J
3 credits 

EGL 224 - G: 20th-Century Literature in English

The study of literature in English in the 20th century from Great Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and other countries and areas that produce material written in the English language.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

Previous Topics Include: Masculinity & National Identity

EGL 226 - K: 20th-Century American Literature

A survey of major works reflecting the regional, ethnic, and traditional interests of American writers, with emphasis on the post-1945 period.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 231 - I: Saints and Fools

An introduction to literature about the lives of saints and the holy fool tradition in major texts of Russian and English literature. Emphasis
is placed on the ways authors have used fundamental religious values of humility, the transcendent irrational, and kenosis to confront their own times. Authors considered range from monks to Dickens, Dumas, Chaucer, 
Gogol, and Pushkin; films include Murder in the Cathedral and Forrest Gump. This course is offered as both EGL 231 and HUR 231.

Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category B
3 credits 

EGL 232 - I: Rebels and Tyrants

An exploration of literary rebels and tyrants central to Russian and Anglo-American traditions. The subversive tactics of such writers as Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Sir Walter Scott, Solzhenitsyn, and Salinger are appraised in the light of the dominant social, political, and aesthetic systems they confront. This course is offered as both EGL 232 and HUR 232.

Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category B
3 credits 

EGL 243 - I: Shakespeare: The Major Works

A study of major works in several genres and consideration of Shakespeare's precursors and his influence on the development of drama to the present. Designed for students who want a one-semester survey of Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 249 - K: African-American Literature and Music in the 19th and 20th Centuries

A detailed look at African-American literature and music and their importance for American literature and music of the 19th and 20th centuries. An examination of the literature with attention to the special stylistic devices, tones of literary voice, and characterization that writers use in their efforts to match the music experience with the written word. Selections from the recordings of African-American and African-American inspired musicians -- from Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong to Jimi Henrix and the Rolling Stones. This course is offered as both AFH 249 and EGL 249.

Advisory Prerequisite: One D.E.C. category B or D course
3 credits 

EGL 260 - G: Mythology in Literature

The analysis of myth in literature from antiquity to the present. The course explores literary texts that use mythic material, analyzes the irrational in myth, and examines the history of motifs, figures, and themes in myths that persist in Western literature.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 261 - B: The Bible as Literature

A literary approach to the Bible that explores the characteristic principles of the Bible's narrative and poetic art. This course is offered as both EGL 261 and JDH 261.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 266 - G: The 20th-Century Novel

Major works and developments in the modern and contemporary novel. This course is offered as both CLT 266 and EGL 266.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

Previous Topics include: Writing in New York

EGL 274 - K: Black American Literature

A survey of 19th- and 20th-century Black American literature. Particular attention is paid to the way in which themes of black literature reflect the historical developments of the time, especially the conditions before, during, and after the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A Advisory Prerequisites: Completion of D.E.C. categories I and J
3 credits 

EGL 276 - B: Feminism: Literature and Cultural Contexts

An examination of works written by or about women reflecting conceptions of women in drama, poetry, and fiction. The course focuses on literature seen in relation to women's sociocultural and historical position. This course is offered as both EGL 276 and WST 276.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 285: Writing Workshop: Fiction

A workshop in the development of skills in writing fiction through practice supplemented by readings.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 286: Writing Workshop: Poetry

A workshop in the development of skills in writing poetry. Poetry writing is supplemented by readings.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits 

EGL 300 - G: Old English Literature 

The study of Old English language and the literature written in it from its beginnings to the 11th century.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204 Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205
3 credits 

EGL 301: Authors, Periods, Topics, or Genres, with Intensive Writing

Course in English literary or cultural studies, with an emphasis on analytic writing. This course is designed for English majors only.

Prerequisite: EGL 204
Pre- or corequisite: EGL 207
3 credits 

Previous topics include: British Romantic Critical Discussion; Modernism & The Middlebrow; High Fantasy; Medieval Monsters/Magic/Ghosts; Literature of the Pacific & the Caribbean; Paradise Lost

EGL 302 - G: Medieval Literature in English

Major authors, themes, and forms of British literature from the 13th to the early 16th century, usually excluding Chaucer.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205

3 credits 

EGL 304 - G: Renaissance Literature in English

The study of English literature of the 16th century.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205
3 credits

Previous topics include: Renaissance Fictions, Shaping Self in Renaissance Culture, Sexual Politics in Elizabethan England 

EGL 305 - J: The Pacific, Travel & Empire

This cultural studies course examines the cultures of travel (i.e. fiction, memoirs, photography, and filmmaking) in narratives by and about the Pacific, South and Southeast Asia. We will study "empire" by analyzing narratives about the former colonies of Spain, France, Britain and the United States. As we discuss the metaphors or tropes of empire, we will also examine the concept of empire as a historical and contemporary formation, or what an empire meant in the 19th century and what it means today in the early 21st century. The course begins with the premise that travel narratives and modern visual culture illuminate the relationship between the violence and romance of travel. The course includes modern travel narratives (i.e. novels by Asian Americans) that focus on the lives of those who are forced to travel or migrate due to civil war, poverty and/or economic instability. This course is offered as AAS 305 and EGL 305.

Prerequisite: Any 200 and/or 300 level course offered by the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies or the English Department.
3 credits 

EGL 306 - G: English Literature of the 17th Century

The study of English literature from the late Renaissance to the age of Dryden.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205

3 credits

EGL 310 - G: Neoclassical Literature in English

The study of English literature from about 1700 to 1790.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 206
3 credits

Previous topics include: 18th Century Literature; Autobiography

EGL 312 - G: Romantic Literature in English

The study of English literature from the end of the neoclassical period to the beginning of the Victorian Age, 1798-1832.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 206
3 credits

Previous topics include: British Romantic Poetry & Prose

EGL 314 - G: Victorian Literature

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 206
3 credits

Previous topics include: Identity in Victorian Literature; Victorian Novel Genres in Solution

EGL 316 - G: Early American Literature

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 217
3 credits

Previous topics include: A New World in Writing; Antebellum American Visual Culture

EGL 318 - G: 19th-Century American Literature

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 217
3 credits

Previous topics include: Waywardness and Caprice in Antebellum American Literature

EGL 320 - G: Modern and Contemporary Literature

The study of literature in English from the year 1900 to the present; material may be drawn from British literature, American literature, or any other area that produces literature written in English.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 218, EGL 224, or EGL 226
3 credits

Previous topics include: Literature of Hiroshima & Vietnam; 20th Century Global Fiction; Radical Novel in America; Pop Culture and Contemporary Literature; Modernism Gender/Genre Bending; British Novel After 1945

EGL 321 - G: Modern and Contemporary Literature

The study of literature in English from the year 1900 to the present; material may be drawn from British literature, American literature, or any other area that produces literature written in English.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 218, EGL 224, or EGL 226
3 credits 

Previous topics include: Modern Anglo-American Novellas; Doctorow and Delillo; British, and Irish Literature and Culture in post 1945

EGL 322 - G: Modern and Contemporary Literature

The study of literature in English from the year 1900 to the present; material may be drawn from British literature, American literature, or any other area that produces literature written in English.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 218, EGL 224, or EGL 226
3 credits

Previous topics include: Literature and God(lessness); Modernist & Artist Novel; Literature of 9/11

EGL 333 - K: The Italian-American Experience in Literature

Literary and historical perspectives on the experience of Italians in America and their contribution to American culture from the earliest wave of Italian immigration to the present day. This course is offered as both EGL 333 and HUI 333.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 340 - G: Chaucer

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205
3 credits

EGL 342 - G: Milton

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205
3 credits

EGL 344 - G: Major Writers of the Renaissance Period in England

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain descriptions when the course is offered. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205
3 credits

Previous topics include: 17th Century Poets

EGL 345 - G: Shakespeare I

A study of the comedies and the history plays. This course is designed to complement EGL 346.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205 and EGL 243
3 credits

EGL 346 - G: Shakespeare II

A study of the tragedies and the romances. This course is designed to complement EGL 345. 

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 205 and 243
3 credits

EGL 347 - G: Major Writers of the Neoclassical Period in England

May be repeated as the topic changes.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 206
3 credits

Previous topics include: Gibbon, Johnson and Swift; The 18th Century Novel; Desiring Bodies in the 18th Century; Culture & Context in the 18th-century Novel

EGL 348 - G: Major Writers of the Romantic Period in England

May be repeated as the topic changes.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 206
3 credits

Previous topics include: Keats, Shelly & Byron; 18th Century Women Writers; Wordsworth, 

EGL 349 - G: Major Writers of the Victorian Period in England

May be repeated as the topic changes.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 206
3 credits

Previous topics include: Victorian Sensation, Horror, Mystery; Victorian India & Africa; Wilde's Wiles: Reading Oscar Wilde; Victorian Environments; Sensation Novels & Dis-ease

EGL 350 - G: Major Writers of American Literature, Colonial Period to 1900

Semester Supplements to this Bulletin contain descriptions when course is offered. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 217
3 credits

Previous topics include: Edgar Allan Poe; Edwards and Franklin

EGL 352 - G: Major Writers of 20th- Century Literature in English

Semester Supplements to this Bulletin contain descriptions when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 218 or EGL 224
3 credits

Previous topics include: Faulkner, Cather & Conrad; Gertrude Stein & Company; Virginia Woolf; James Joyce's Ulysses

EGL 354 - G: Major Writers of Contemporary British and American Literature

Semester Supplements to this Bulletin contain descriptions when course is offered. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: EGL 204
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 226
3 credits

Previous topics include: Modernism; Pynchon, Doctorow & Delillo 

EGL 360 - G: Literature of Adolescence

The study of novels, short stories, and poetry about adolescence.

Prerequisite: EGL 441
3 credits 

EGL 361 - G: Poetry in English

The study of the development of form, theme, and language of poetry in English. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Lyric poetry

EGL 362 - G: Drama in English

The study of the development of plot, structure, character, theme, and language of drama in English. Semester Supplements to this Bulletin contain descriptions when course is offered. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Revenge & Domestic Tragedy 

EGL 363 - G: Fiction in English

The study of the development of plot, structure, character, theme, and language of fiction in English. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Medieval Narrative in Translation

EGL 364 - G: Prose in English

The study of the various forms of prose such as the essay, utopia, memoir, autobiography, biography, and nonfictional narrative. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 365 - G: Literary Criticism and Theory

A survey of major texts and perspectives in literary criticism and theory.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
3 credits

EGL 366 - G: Topics in Literary Criticism and Theory

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific descriptions when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Pre- or Corequisite: EGL 204
3 credits

EGL 367 - G: Contemporary African- American Literature 

The study of contemporary African-American literature focused in varying ways, including literary and cultural traditions, and relations to other writers and traditions in American literature.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: EGL 274 or AFH 206
3 credits

Previous topics include: Music, Voice and the Feminine Body in the African American Novel; African American Poetry

EGL 368 - G: Caribbean and American Connections in Literature

An exploration of the connections between writers from the French-speaking and English- speaking Caribbean and from the African- American community, who share a similar cultural heritage, historical heritage, and historical experience, but differ in geopolitical situations. Special attention is paid to spirituality, gender, and identity motifs in the literature. This course is offered as both AFH 368 and EGL 368.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 369 - G: Topics in Ethnic American Studies in Literature

Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic within humanities disciplines such as music, art, literature, religion, and philosophy. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods used in the humanities discipline(s) studied. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Slavery and American Literature; Italian & African Women Writers; Autoethnography; Understanding Culture

EGL 371 - G: Topics in Gender Studies in Literature

May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: 20th Century Gay & Lesbian Literature

EGL 372 - G: Topics in Women and Literature

The study of texts written by and about women and of issues they raise relating to gender and literature. May be repeated as the topic changes. This course is offered as both EGL 372 and WST 372.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher 
3 credits

Previous topics include: Ecofeminism, Literature, and Film

EGL 373 - J: Literature in English from Non-Western Cultures

The study of literature in English from a nation or a region of the world that is significantly different from the United States and Europe. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Who's Third World Now?; Globalism and Short Fiction; Asian American Experience in Literature; Crime and Catharsis; Buddhism and Poetry

EGL 374 - G: English Literature in Relation to Other Literatures

The study of literature in English as it affects and is affected by other literatures. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Bible as Literature and in the World

EGL 375 - G: Literature in English in Relation to Other Disciplines

The study of literature in English as it affects and is affected by other disciplines such as anthropology, science, sociology, the history of ideas, theology, and psychology. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: American Literature and Film; The Problem of Evil; Literature & Art in the 18th & 19th Century Britain; Literature and Popular Psych; Poe and Visual Culture

EGL 376 - G: The Literature of Imperialism

A course in the history and culture of European imperialism as it is evidenced in the literary texts produced both by Europeans and by the indigenous populations they colonized. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 377 - G: Literature in English in Relation to Other Disciplines

The study of literature in English as it affects and is affected by other disciplines such as anthropology, science, sociology, the history of ideas, theology, and psychology. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits 

Previous topics include: US and British Literature & Art of the 20th century; Literature and History of World War I; Modernism and Sexuality 

EGL 378 - J: Contemporary Native American Fiction

The study of novels by contemporary Native American writers with particular attention to the way these novels develop imaginative perspectives on contemporary culture and values.

Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 379 - J: Native American Texts and Contexts

The study of Native American writings in a variety of genres, including autobiography, short stories, novels, poetry, the oral tradition, and history.

Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Questioning the Ecological Indian

EGL 381: Advanced Analytic and Argumentative Writing

An intensive writing course, refining skills appropriate to upper-division work. Content varies: focus may be on analysis or various intellectual issues, rhetorical strategies, or compositional problems within or across disciplines. Frequent substantial writing projects are central to every version of the course. May be repeated as the topic changes. This course is offered as both EGL 381 and WRT 381.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A
3 credits

EGL 382 - G: Black Women's Literature of the African Diaspora

Black women's literature presents students with the opportunity to examine through literature the political, social, and historical experiences of Black women from the African Diaspora. The course is structured around five major themes commonly addressed in Black women's writing: Black female oppression, sexual politics of Black womanhood,Black female sexuality, Black male/female relationships, and Black women and defining self. This course is offered as AFH 382, EGL 382, and WST 382.

3 credits

EGL 385: Advanced Fiction Workshop

A fiction writing workshop. Students receive detailed criticism of their work. May be repeated with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.

Prerequisites: EGL 285; permission of instructor
3 credits 

EGL 386: Advanced Poetry Workshop

A poetry writing workshop. Students receive detailed criticism of their work. May be repeated with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.

Prerequisites: EGL 286; permission of instructor
3 credits

EGL 387: Playwrighting

A workshop devoted to planning and writing finished scripts for the stage. This course offered as both EGL 387 and THR 326.

Prerequisites: Completion of D.E.C. categories A, B, and D
3 credits

EGL 388: Interdisciplinary Topics

Course on English literary and cultural studies in connection with other disciplines. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. A
3 credits

Previous Topics include: The Personal Essay

EGL 389 - H: Science Fiction

The literary genre called Science Fiction enables us to explore our nature, and that of the universe we inhabit, by postulating worlds, cultures and technologies that do not (yet) exist, but could, and the consequences thereof. This course focuses on the sub-genre called hard science fiction, in which the science/ technology is more or less plausible. Students should be prepared to address the genre from both its scientific and literary sides. This course is offered as both AST 389 and EGL 389.

Prerequisites: Completion of D.E.C. A and D.E.C. B requirements; one D.E.C. E course
3 credits

EGL 390 - G: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies

Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic within humanities disciplines such as music, art, literature, religion, and philosophy. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods used in the humanities discipline(s) studied. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits 

Previous topics include: Thinking Through the Greeks; Pop culture and 20th century American Literature; Adventure Story; Renaissance to Contemporary: The Problem of Evil; Gilgamesh to Aeneas: Epic Literature of Antiquity; The Epic and Its British Romantic Heirs; The Dream as Literary Form

EGL 391 - G: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies in American or Anglophone Literature 

Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic within humanities disciplines such as music, art, literature, religion, and philosophy. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods used in the humanities discipline(s) studied. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: The Fantastic as Place; The Gothic Tradition; Heart(s) of Darkness: Literary and Film Re-imaginings; The Gothic Tradition; Asian American Fiction and Film; 

EGL 392 - G: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies in Literature Pre-1800

Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic within humanities disciplines such as music, art, literature, religion, and philosophy. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods used in the humanities discipline(s) studied. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Environmental Literature/Film/Culture

EGL 393 - G: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies

Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic within humanities disciplines such as music, art, literature, religion, and philosophy. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods used in the humanities discipline(s) studied. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 394 - H: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies of Science and Technology

May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Science Fiction

EGL 395 - I: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies of Europe

Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific descriptions when course is offered. Past topics have included titles such as Modern European Drama; War Poetry; and Ancient to Modern Fictional Narrative. Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic relating to Western civilization. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, and culture of Western civilization, and relate it to that of other regions in the world. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: Medieval Epic

EGL 397 - J: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Topics may include titles such as South African Women Writers; Contemporary Latino Fiction; and Haiku in Japanese Society. Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic relating to non-Western world civilizations. Students will be expected to demonstrate either a knowledge of a broad outline of world history, or the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, and culture of one non-Western civilization. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 398 - J: Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Topics may include titles such as South African Women Writers; Contemporary Latino Fiction; and Haiku in Japanese Society. Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of aspecific topic relating to non-Western world civilizations. Students will be expected to demonstrate either a knowledge of a broad outline of world history, or the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, and culture of one non-Western civilization. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

EGL 399 - K: Topics in American Literary and Cultural Studies 

Topics in U.S. lliterary and cultural studies, placed within a broad historical context, including social, political, economic, and cultural history and institutions. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher
3 credits

Previous topics include: American Literature and the American Environment; Modernist Narrative Experiment; American Gothic

EGL 440: Performance and Technology in Teaching Literature and Composition

Introduction to the teaching of literature and composition through the use of classroom performance and technology, including film, video, and other media as well as computers and the Internet.

Prerequisite: C or higher in EGL 441; acceptance into the English Teacher Preparation Program
Corequisite: Equivalent section of EGL 450
3 credits

EGL 441: Methods of Instruction in Literature and Composition

Consideration of specific problems in the teaching of English, e.g., posing questions about literary texts and commenting on student papers. There is frequent use of writing by secondary school students, and the goals of instruction in literature and language are examined. Required of students seeking certification in secondary school English.

Prerequisite: Admission to the English Teacher Preparation Program
Corequisite: Equivalent section of EGL 449
3 credits

EGL 449: Field Experience, Grades 7-12

Observation, inquiry, and practice in English education at the secondary level including 50 hours of documented visitations and observation at documented sites. Field experience writing logs are the basis for group discussion. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

Corequisite: Equivalent section of EGL 441
1 credit, S/U grading

EGL 450: Field Experience, Grades 7-12

Observation, inquiry, and practice in English education at the secondary level including 50 hours of documented visitations and observation at documented sites. Field experience writing logs are the basis for group discussion.

1 credit, S/U grading 

EGL 451: Supervised Student Teaching - English; Middle Level Grades 7-9

Prerequisites: Enrollment in English Teacher Preparation Program; permission of instructor
Corequisites: Equivalent sections of EGL 452 and 454
6 credits, S/U grading

EGL 452: Supervised Student Teaching - English; High School Grades 10-12

Prerequisites: Enrollment in English Teacher Preparation Program; permission of instructor
Corequisites: equivalent sections of EGL 451 and 454
6 credits, S/U grading

EGL 454: Student Teaching Seminar

Seminar on problems and issues of teaching English at the secondary school level. Analysis of actual responsibilities and issues encountered by the teacher candidate in the student teaching experience.

Prerequisite: C or higher in EGL 441
Corequisites: Equivalent sections of EGL 451 and 452
3 credits

EGL 475: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; 12 credits in English; permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies
3 credits, S/U grading

EGL 476: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. Students assume greater responsibility in such areas as leading discussions and analyzing results of tests that have been graded. Students may not serve as teaching assistants in the same course twice.

Prerequisite: EGL 475; permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies
3 credits, S/U grading

EGL 487: Independent Project

Intensive study of a special topic undertaken with close faculty supervision. Request for project approval of undergraduate studies committee must be submitted no later than the last week of classes of the prior semester. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies
0-6 credits

EGL 488: Internship

Participation in local, state, and national public and private organization. The work must involve skills related to the educational goals of the department. Request for approval of the undergraduate studies committee for internships must be submitted no later than the last week of classes of the prior semester.

Prerequisites: 12 credits of English; 2.50 g.p.a.; permission of instructor and department
0-6 credits, S/U grading

EGL 490: Honors Seminar: Literary Studies

Honors seminar on a topic in literature and culture.

Prerequisite: Admission to English Honors Program; EGL 204
3 credits

Previous topics include: Literary Theory: Defense of Poetry 

EGL 491: Honors Seminar: British Literature before 1800

Honors seminar on a topic in pre-1800 British literature and culture.

Prerequisite: Admission to English Honors Program; EGL 204
3 credits

Previous topics include: Reading Earlier English 

EGL 492: Honors Seminar: American Literature

Honors seminar on a topic in American literature and culture.

Prerequisite: Admission to English Honors Program; EGL 204
3 credits

EGL 494: Honors Practicum: Research

Honors practicum for students interested in focusing on the development of research skills.

Prerequisite: Admission to English Honors Program; EGL 204
3 credits

EGL 495: Honors Practicum for Writing Assistants

Honors practicum for students interested in focusing on the development of pedagogical skills centered on the teaching of writing.

Prerequisites: Admission to English Honors Program; EGL 204; EGL 301 
3 credits

EGL 496: Senior Honors Project

Prerequisites: EGL 490; permission of department
3 credits 

Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373