2016-2017 English Courses

WCSBS 103 Communicating Across Cultures (4)
Student explore intercultural communication concepts and theories. Students learn to become flexible communicators by: understanding concepts such as cultural value patterns and cultural-ethnic identity; exploring the process of crossing boundaries such as the development of culture shock; knowing how attitudes and beliefs influence behaviors and how cultural values are expressed through language. Cultural boundaries examined in this course include culture, race, and ethnicity.
ENGL 108 Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
This course provides a foundation for Composition and Research.  Students will consider the impact of rhetorical situations on reading and writing texts, improve their own writing process, and develop skills that aid in revision and critical reading.
ENGL 200 Special Topics (1–4)
A changing topics course that approaches specific genres, themes, and periods at the introductory level. Possible topics include science fiction, the literature of mystery, introduction to poetry, utopian literature, practical grammar, and the Gothic tradition. Prerequisites: WCore Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
ENGL 221 Word by Word: Textual Analysis
(4)
Critical literary practice begins with reading slowly—word by word, sentence by sentence, frame by frame, building a tentative understanding of the whole through a variety of strategies focused on the parts, including:

  • Word meanings, denotative and connotative, and word histories (etymology);
  • Syntax: the arrangement of words and the adherence (or not) of that arrangement to standard grammar practice;
  • Figurative language: Metaphor and metonymy multiply and concentrate meanings, and/or reveal agreed-upon assumptions and historical frames.

This foundational course asks students to closely analyze texts from a range of periods and genres and generate written and spoken arguments about them supported by precise textual evidence.  Students will also consider the personal lens through which they read, their prejudices, preconceptions, and assumptions about what is “normal.”  Because the ending of a literary work is so important to its interpretation, whole brief texts (such as poems) are featured in this course.

This course, ENGL 222: Words in the World: Texts in Contexts, and ENGL 223: Words on Words: Critical Theory are prerequisites for most 300-level courses in the English major. Students must have completed two of the three to register for these upper-division courses. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course

ENGL 222 Words in the World: Texts in Contexts
(4)
This course positions literary texts as networks of language linked to other, larger networks, including politics, technology, intellectual and aesthetic trends, and myriad historical factors from literacy rates to disease outbreaks to revolutions.  Each section will focus on a particular topic and compare works from two distinct periods or movements to provide a general knowledge of literary, historical, and cultural developments in those periods. In addition to studying other scholars’ analyses of literature in particular contexts, students will conduct research to situate their own readings.

Among the key issues considered are how literature reflects and affects contemporary tastes, how political struggles manifest themselves in literature, how means of distribution and consumption of texts have changed the way communities read them, and how texts construct identities in terms of race, class, gender, and other categories.

This course, ENGL 221 Word by Word: Textual Analysis, and ENGL 223 Words on Words: Critical Theory are prerequisites for most 300-level courses in the English major. Students must have completed two of the three to register for these upper-division courses. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course

ENGL 223 Words on Words: Critical Theory
(4)
Being a literary critic requires thinking about how and why we read. This course introduces critical approaches to literature and essential methods of academic research. Students will develop analytical reading, writing, and research skills that will prepare them for advanced levels of literary scholarship. Students will also begin identifying the basic aims and concepts underlying literary theories such as feminism, critical race theory, and disability theory, articulating the similarities and differences among them, and reflecting on the implications of reading texts through various frameworks.

This course, ENGL 221 Word by Word: Textual Analysis, and ENGL 222 Words in the World: Texts in Contexts are prerequisites for most 300-level courses in the English major. Students must have completed two of the three to register for these upper-division courses. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course

ENGL 230 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
Students learn the building blocks of creative writing—including diction, figurative language, narrative, imagery, point of view, meter, and form—by reading examples of professional writing, writing short stories and poems of their own, and meeting visiting writers. This workshop course emphasizes experimentation and imitation and is designed to expand the student’s repertoire of literary technique. Strongly recommended as a prerequisite to other creative writing courses. Prerequisites: WCore Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
ENGL 300 Special Topics in Periods and Movements
(1–4)
A changing topics course that addresses specific literary periods or movements, such as the Victorian period, the Harlem Renaissance, or magical realism. Possible topics include works by particular authors  or individual long works. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements requirement for English majors.
ENGL 310 Theory and Teaching of Writing (3–4)
This course will introduce you to the teaching of college-level writing as well as the ideas and history that inform it. In addition to learning about rhetoric and composition theory, you will observe how writing is taught in the Westminster College Writing Center and conduct your own writing consultations as the semester progresses. Completing this course will make you eligible to work in the Writing Center as a paid consultant. Students will complete readings on composition theory and practice, observe and conduct consultations in the Writing Center, and write short responses and consultation reports. Offered for variable credit. This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English majors in the literary studies emphasis and is a Civic Engagement course. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
ENGL 320 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
A course that focuses on the writing of short stories and short-short stories and integrates workshop experience with readings of various narratives and theoretical material. This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English Literary Studies majors and counts as a Writing Elective for English Creative Writing majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 230 or consent of instructor.
ENGL 321 Creative Writing: Plays (3)
Workshop in playwriting which examines structure and style in dramatic literature as a starting point for student’s work in scene writing. This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English Literary Studies majors and counts as a Writing Elective for English Creative Writing majors. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
ENGL 322 Creative Writing: Poetry (3)
This course, often taught around a central theme, combines reading of poetry and criticism with workshop discussion of students’ own poems. Meter, form, line, imagery, figurative language, and point of view are among the topics addressed. Students read work of visiting poets and meet with them. This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English Literary Studies majors and counts as a Writing Elective for English Creative Writing majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 230 or consent of instructor.
ENGL 323 Creative Writing: Screenwriting (3)
A course that focuses on writing film scripts, stressing effective narrative, dialogue and character development. Coursework includes viewing films as well as writing and analyzing scripts. This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English Literary Studies majors and counts as a Writing Elective for English Creative Writing majors.  Cross-listed with FILM 323. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ENGL 324 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (1–4)
A course in writing nonfiction including essays, personal narratives, and articles. Writing for workshop will be balanced by readings of various model texts. This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English Literary Studies majors and counts as a Writing Elective for English Creative Writing majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 230 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed with COMM 312.
ENGL 326 College Publications: ellipsis (1)
Students learn how to evaluate contemporary literature and how to produce a literary/arts magazine, the nationally recognized student-edited journal ellipsis. In ENGL 326, the fall semester, the emphasis is on evaluating submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays; and on designing and placing ads. Students also meet with visiting writers and editors. English Creative Writing majors are required to take two consecutive semesters of ENGL 326 and ENGL 327 and may repeat either for up to four total semesters of Writing Elective credit.
ENGL 327 College Publications: ellipsis (1)
This spring course continues evaluative work through the beginning of February, but then shifts into production. Visual art is chosen in January. Once the materials are chosen, the focus is on design, layout, proofreading, publicity, updating the website, and distribution. Students in both semesters sometimes meet with visiting writers and editors. In the spring, applications are taken for paid editorial positions for the following year. English Creative Writing majors are required to take two consecutive semesters of ENGL 326 and ENGL 327 and may repeat either for up to four total semesters of Writing Elective credit.
ENGL 329 Special Topics in Creative Writing (1–4)
Advanced course focusing on changing topics in creative writing. This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English Literary Studies majors and counts as a Writing Elective for English Creative Writing majors.
ENGL 331 History and Structure of English (4)
The study of language as a symbolic system with a special emphasis on English. Includes an introduction to the history and structure of the English language; language acquisition and evolution; English syntactic and grammatical structure; and introductory Old, Middle, and Early Modern English. This course fulfills the Language and Media requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
ENGL 332 Shakespeare and Film
(4)
Shakespeare continues to be one of the most popular Hollywood screenwriters, building on his past success as a Renaissance playwright. We will be examining how contemporary directors and actors have transformed Shakespeare’s plays into film versions for a modern, mass audience. The class will discuss the different requirements and conventions of film versus stage presentation, as well as the problems associated with presenting a Renaissance text to a modern audience. We will engage closely with both the printed text and filmed versions. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements (pre-1800) requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities and Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
ENGL 339 Studies in Method, Theory, and Genre (1–4)
This course is an opportunity for students to examine closely one or more of the theoretical issues introduced in ENGL 223 Words on Words: Critical Theory. Students will gain an understanding of theoretical approaches to literary study, methods of relating theory to works of literature, theories and conventions of genre, and the works of literary theorists. Possible topics include structuralism and poststructuralism, poetics, anthropology and literary theory, gender criticism, and ecocriticism. This course fulfills the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 350 Constructing Gender in Medieval Literature (4)
This course builds upon the many medieval conduct manuals and literary descriptions of gender roles.  It develops attitudes toward gender that derive from medieval Roman Catholicism, courtly manners, opportunities for work, levels of literacy, and more.  In contrast, it also turns to estates satires that ridicule established gender models. For instance, while on the one hand the Virgin Mary’s maternal sweetness is praised in devotional lyrics, on the other, that model of motherhood is ridiculed in Chaucer’s Prioress, who coos over her little dogs.  By highlighting multiple medieval perspectives on gender and presenting a gamut of gender models from the masculine warrior to the cross-dressing entertainer, in texts that were written by both men and women, the course opens up a wide variety of interpretations possible for medieval literature, including feminist, masculinist, queer, and other readings. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements (pre-1800) or the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 353 American Literature after 1945: Modern Anxieties and Hopes (4)
Featuring a select group of representative works, this course focuses on American literature developed after World War II. As we identify their thematic and aesthetic concerns across genres, we will examine how modern US authors decenter and diversify predominant literary traditions while capturing the reality of post-war America, from its economic might and new war involvements to the civil rights movements and new immigration and globalization patterns. This period of US literature is particularly exciting because it presents the most inclusive and varied literary canon, embracing minority voices and perspectives and broadening its international dimensions. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 354 Medieval Entertainments
(4)
This course focuses on the wide variety of English literature composed between roughly 600 and 1500 as a form of entertainment for churches, courts, or town squares.  It explores a variety of texts that were read for both edification and pleasure in monastic settings; songs, romances, and assorted vernacular poems that were performed at court; and plays that were enacted during city festivals. While most of the texts studied in this course were written as original compositions, some were recorded after generations of oral performance.  Students will investigate the meanings and permeable boundaries of orality, aurality, and literacy in medieval cultures where only a minority were “literate” as understood today. In addition to theories of literary invention, perpetuation, and reception, students will learn effective strategies for close reading of Middle English writings and research methods for learning the contexts in which they became entertainments. The course associates the canon of medieval English literature with the popular culture of the past and today. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements (pre-1800) or the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 357 Environmental Literature (4)
Survey of a broad range of works concerning the American environment and parallel historical and cultural trends. Works are selected from poetry, fiction, and such nonfiction genres as nature essays, autobiography, travel narrative, and political writing.This course fulfills the Periods and Movements or the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223 OR ENVI 101.
ENGL 363 Shakespeare and Modernity
(4)
This class will grapple with the problem of Modernity (beginning in the late 16th century) by studying the works of William Shakespeare and other English authors of the time period, such as Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, and Edmund Spenser. How do these writers engage with and participate in the momentous cultural shift away from medieval hierarchy and an agrarian economy to the emergent modern world of individual rights and a free market? This course fulfills the Periods and Movements (pre-1800) requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 364 War on Heaven: Cosmic Rebellion in Literature and Film
(4)
This class will explore the aesthetic, ethical, and political implications of rebelling against the cosmos, the order of the universe. We will begin with Satan’s rebellion against God and his temptation of Eve and Adam in Milton’s Paradise Lost, examining the political, theological, ethical, and gender implications of rejecting divine law, and then ask ourselves how attacks on divine law in literature reflect attitudes about human laws. What justifies political hierarchy in different times and places? How can rejecting and attempting to change a given hierarchy be justified? We will then trace the theme of cosmic rebellion from Milton through the western literary and cinematic traditions, including works such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Carol Reed’s The Third Man, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements (pre-1800) requirement for English majors. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements (pre-1800) requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 365 History of Genre
(4)
Each iteration of this course examines genre through an historical and and cultural lens, concentrating on points of blur, change, and hybridity.  For example, the novel is a genre developed from the other genres of autobiography, letters, travel writing, and journalism.  In France and in England, readers and writers of early novels were primarily women. Some male writers even took female pseudonyms to publish potboilers. Yet in the next century female novelists took male pseudonyms in order to be taken seriously.  What happened?  A course on the novel as genre examines social and historical changes between 1700 and 1900. Other versions of this course might focus on the lyric poem, the epic, or the prose poem. In each course, we ask how genres are culturally created and how they are reinvented. By reading both typical and exceptional examples, students gain an understanding of how “the law of genre” (to use Derrida’s term) is enforced or broken.  This course fulfills the Periods and Movements or the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 366 Romanticism in the Literary Marketplace
(4)
During the Romantic Century, 1767-1867, capitalism industrialized the production of literature. Instead of relying on aristocratic patrons, writers harnessed new publication technologies and economies to begin selling books and magazines by the tens of thousands. This course will explore the vibrant culture of Romanticism that blossomed in an international literary marketplace in which professional literary artists both served and created the tastes of a vast new public that was hungry for poems, plays, stories, and ideas. We will encounter texts by a diverse range of writers, including such figures as Olaudah Equiano, William Wordsworth, George Copway (Kagagahgebowh), Jane Austen, Henry Thoreau, Harriet Jacobs, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements or the Language and Media requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 367 Literatures of the African Diaspora
(4)
This course will survey literary texts in English that were published since 1900 by writers of the African Diaspora, including such figures as W. E. B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Aimé Césaire, James Baldwin, Chinua Achebe, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Toni Morrison, Jackie Kay, Zadie Smith, Jamaica Kincaid, Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and others associated with such movements as the Harlem Renaissance, la poesía negra, la Négritude, and Black Arts. We will immerse ourselves in an international black literary conversation in which distinctive styles and techniques were used to explore urgent questions of identity and exile, authenticity and double-consciousness, the burdens of racism and history, and hope for the future. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 368 US Minority Literature: Writing from the Margins
(4)
This course offers an in-depth study of modern U.S. minority literature, focusing on African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American writers. As we consider different literary genres and cultural contexts, we will examine marginality, minority, and hybridity as dynamic aesthetic and sociopolitical concepts. The intersecting categories of class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality will provide another important lens of critical inquiry. To complement class readings, we will also watch several videos and films that portray minority experiences from various perspectives. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements or the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
 ENGL 369  Life Writing  (4)
This course examines life writing (autobiography, memoir and biography) across time. Texts might include translated works by St. Augustine, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Marjane Satrapi; slave narratives and other classic texts (for example Boswell’s Life of Johnson); and memoirs by contemporary writers. We’ll question formal aspects: the narrator as a character, inclusions and omissions, structure, etc. But we’ll also attempt to place each book in an historical and geographical context.  This course fulfills the Periods and Movements or the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 373 Postcolonial Literature and Theory
(4)
Through the lens of postcolonial theory, this course will explore the relationship between language and power. We will read literary, film, and interactive texts by Anglophone postcolonial writers, from Ben Okri to Kiran Desai, and analyze the enduring legacy of the colonial language on, as Gaurav Desai puts it, “the institutions of imagination.” By refashioning the English language, how do postcolonial writers rupture conventions of a language they inherited, and how does that imply a mode of resistance? By investigating the politics of language within a postcolonial framework, students will question their own assumptions and approaches to the English language, and in the process, explore themes such as “hybridity,” “accent,” and even “arranged marriage.” This course fulfills the Periods and Movements or the Theory requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
 ENGL 374  Studies in Language and Media  (1–4)
A changing topics course that addresses topics in the study of language or media. Possible topics include language politics, textual communities, graphic novels, and electronic media. This course fulfills the Language and Media requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 375 Literature in Manuscript, Print, and New Media
(4)
This course demonstrates Marshall McLuhan’s dictum “[t]he medium is the message.” In considering the past, present, and future of media, we will examine how the form that writing takes affects reading and how the ways in which texts are produced and distributed build communities of readers. Our investigation will focus on works of literature that were recorded and transmitted in various media, for example classical works first recorded on scrolls and later transcribed to codices and print. We will also examine electronic media, including web-based texts and film, to see how motion, sound and interactivity influence the presentation of texts. Hands-on assignments will provide experience working with texts in various media, for example by examining books at the University of Utah’s Book Arts Program, making books at the Salt Lake Community College Publication Center, and  refashioning one of the assigned readings in the medium of their choice. This course fulfills the Language & Medium requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 376 Adaptation, Distortion, and Fidelity (4)
Living in the present is living awash in an immense variety of media, many of which would have been unimaginable just fifty years ago. Though film adaptations of books are as old as film itself, the current explosion of new media outlets gives us an opportunity to look at the problems of adaptation anew. This course will explore adaptations, remakes, parodies, and other derivative, secondary, or “parasitic” artworks. We will consider how adaptations re-interpret and change originals, how differences in media change what can be communicated in artworks, and how technology has changed our understanding of what an artwork is.  The course will also investigate the implications of new ways of producing, distributing, and consuming artworks, including fan fiction, file sharing, and mashups.  This course fulfills the Language and Media requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 377 Queer Theory and Posthumanism (4)
Humanism is the belief that reason provides the best tools for solving the problems of the world. It has dominated political and literary thought at least since the seventeenth century. It is the foundation of human rights discourse, of many theories of democracy, and of the prevailing models of social justice. Nonetheless, humanism has its detractors, and the last several decades have seen the rise of “posthumanism,” which seeks to challenge humanism’s dominant position in political and social thought. Some critics suspect that humanism unconsciously upholds the racism, misogyny, and homophobia of the texts that established its terms in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Others are motivated by the challenges to reason presented by psychoanalysis, Marxism, and radical feminism. Queer Theory is among the must important posthumanist discourses in the United States, though not all queer theorists are posthumanists. This course investigates how queer theorists have attacked and defended humanism, and also explores queer theory’s relationship to other posthumanist discourses. Authors to be considered may include Michel Foucault, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Donna Haraway, Lauren Berlant, Leo Bersani, Jasbir Puar, Lee Edelman, Jacques Derrida, Giorgio Agamben, and Joan Copjec. This course fulfills the Theory requirement for English majors.
 ENGL 378 Literary Self-Reference: Paradoxes of Literature and Art  (4)
We will study art about art: literature that thematizes the creation and reception of literature (or art), highlighting its own fictional status, and paradoxically questioning its own status as art. Literary self-reference characterizes many paradigmatic modern and postmodern works such as Cervantes’s Don Quixote, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lawrence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, Jorge Luis Borges’ short stories, and Samuel Beckett’s plays. We will grapple with the theoretical and cultural-historical issues involved in literary self-reference. This course fulfills the Theory or Language and Media requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 379 Narrative Theory: Methods and Approaches (4)
Narrative is the basic function of the human mind. It is all around us, from novels to restaurant menus. This course provides an introduction to narrative theory—the theory of how narratives work, and why basic procedures and mechanisms may be common to all acts of storytelling. By considering the various structures, genres, and characteristics of narrative—from novels and historical documents to visual media—we will attempt to unpack what Roland Barthes calls, “the functional syntax” by which narrative is generally constructed. The goal is not simply to enjoy the content, but to clinically analyze how narratives are assembled and disseminated, and what their powers and limitations are in giving meaning to the human experience, across historical and cultural contexts. Readings will include fiction, film, and theoretical works by Aristotle, Gerard Genette, Monika Fludernik, among others. Issues include: mimetic and diegetic modes of narrative, framed and cut-up narratives, literary tropes such as “the hero returns.” This course fulfills the Theory requirement for English majors Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 381 English at Work: Writing Your Future (3)
The communication and critical thinking skills cultivated in English courses can be transferred to a wide range of professional and public contexts. This writing workshop will introduce students to professional genres of writing that they are likely to encounter in the workplace as we consider the rhetorical and social functions of such documents. In addition to considering how English skills have prepared them for a variety of careers, students will draft professional documents to use in future applications for jobs and graduate programs. They will also work closely with a community organization to identify its writing needs and write to meet those needs. In addition to meeting the Writing requirement in the English major, this course also involves community service that counts toward the Service Learning Scholar Program.  This course fulfills the Writing requirement for English majors and is a Civic Engagement course. Prerequisites: Two of ENGL 221, 222, or 223.
ENGL 384 Literature for Young Adults (3)
Survey of literature for adolescents, emphasizing literary and artistic merit as well as varieties of literary expression. Also examines the place of literature in secondary school curricula. This course fulfills the Periods and Movements requirement for English majors. Prerequisites: Two WCore Humanities & Fine Arts (WCFAH) courses and one Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
ENGL 401 Directed Studies (1–4)
A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive study of topics not otherwise offered in the English Program. Hours are arranged. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.
ENGL 402 Thesis I (2)
A course to support and guide English majors, participants in the Honors Program, and other upper-division students who are developing the skills to produce a well-researched, fully documented, comprehensive thesis on a literary or related topic. Hours are arranged. Prerequisites: ENGL 221, 222, and 223 and senior standing or consent of instructor.
ENGL 403 Senior Seminar (4)
A capstone course for English majors ordinarily taken during one of the last two semesters of undergraduate study. The Senior Seminar gives a small group of students the opportunity to work with a faculty member in her or his specialty and the chance to interact with other advanced students in a seminar setting. Students will demonstrate their ability to grapple with complex issues of literary study and conduct advanced research. The course culminates in the successful completion of a written research project. Prerequisites: ENGL 221, 222, and 223 and senior standing or consent of instructor.
ENGL 404 Thesis II (2)
The second half of the English critical capstone thesis sequence, this course supports and guides English majors, participants in the Honors Program, and other upper-division students who are developing the skills to produce a well-researched, fully documented, comprehensive thesis on a literary or related topic. In Thesis II, students will supplement the research conducted in Thesis I and compose their capstone theses. Prerequisite: ENGL 402.
ENGL 405 Thesis – Creative Writing (4)
A course to support and guide English majors who have chosen the creative writing concentration in developing an original group of poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, play(s) or novel. Ideally, this course should be taken after the student has completed all the other requirements for the creative writing concentration, as it will entail revising work submitted to workshops in addition to producing new work. Hours are arranged. Prerequisites: ENGL 221, 222, 223, 230 and senior standing or consent of instructor.
ENGL 440 Internship (1–8)
Offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with practical experience. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster or permission of instructor), minimum 2.5 GPA, and consent of program director and Career Center Internship Coordinator.
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