GENERAL STUDIES WRITING (ENGL)

* ENGL 121, 122, 223; or HONR 141, 142, and ENGL 223 are prerequisites to all upper division writing courses.
 
*The following courses do not apply toward an English major or minor.
 

ENGL 100  WRITING SKILLS 4
Study of basic grammar, usage, and punctuation in the context of writing; emphasis on sentence and paragraph work. Short writing assignments on word processors required. Diagnostic test at the beginning with a competency-based exit exam at the end. Graded S/NC only. Required of students who do not place in ENGL 121 or HONR 141. Corequisite: RDNG 100. Credit does not apply toward graduation.
 

ENGL 121, 122  COLLEGE WRITING 3, 3
Study and practice in the forms of writing necessary for all college writing. ENGL 121 emphasizes personal and expository writing and an understanding of the writing process; ENGL 122 emphasizes expository and persuasive writing, analysis, argument, and the development of a clear writing style. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: satisfactory scores on placement tests.
 

ENGL 223  RESEARCH WRITING 3
A study of library resources, information gathering techniques, and research writing, including the ethics and style expected in the academic community. Includes a major documented research paper aimed at a scholarly audience. Prerequisite: ENGL 122 or HONR 142 and 36 hours of college classwork completed.
 

GENERAL STUDIES LITERATURE (ENGL)


ENGL 204  INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 4
Introduction to the art of reading and studying literature, emphasizing the methods of analyzing poetry, stories, and drama. Will not apply toward an English major. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 209  RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 4
Study of the works of major Christian writers. Will not apply toward an English major. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 210, 211, 212  SURVEY OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE 4, 4, 4
LITERATURE A survey of English and American literature and literary history from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. The first quarter covers Anglo-Saxon, medieval, and renaissance literature; the second quarter, neoclassic and romantic literature; and the third quarter, 19th-century and 20th-century literature. Open only to English majors, minors, and humanities majors, or by permission of the instructor.
 

ENGL 214  THEMES IN LITERATURE 4
Introduction to the study of literature in a basic literary theme or genre. Specific subjects to be studied vary from quarter to quarter; see Class Schedule. Will not apply toward an English major. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
 

ENGL 215  INTRODUCTION TO FILM LITERATURE 4
An introduction to the history of film development and basic techniques of film expression leading to a study of film genres. Intended to broaden the students' critical appreciation of literature and to encourage responsible, mature criteria for judging film literature. Will not apply toward an English major.
 

ENGL 257  THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (OR ENGL 357) 4
Study of major contemporary African-American writers in their cultural and historical context. Credit will not be allowed for both courses. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 314  ADVANCED THEMES IN LITERATURE 4
Advanced study of selected literary works that develop a particular theme or genre. Topics vary from quarter to quarter; see Class Schedule. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Will not apply toward an English major. Will apply toward General Studies. Prerequisite: General Studies literature. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 315  ADVANCED FILM LITERATURE 4
Study of selected films with emphasis on criticism of film form or socio-cultural expression. Will apply as an elective on the English major. Will apply toward General Studies. Prerequisite: ENGL 215.
 

ENGL 316  LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST 4
A study of traditional and contemporary writing set in the American West, including the work of explorers, pioneers, mythmakers, and contemporary writers. Emphasis on the history of the Western environment as recorded in literature. Will apply toward General Studies. Prerequisite: General Studies literature. Will apply as an elective on the English major. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 317  PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS 4
Study of contemporary writing by Northwesterners, including poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Will apply toward General Studies. Prerequisite: General Studies literature. Will apply as an elective on the English major. Offered odd years only.
 

WRITING (ENGL)

*ENGL 121, 122, 223; or HONR141, 142, 223 are prerequisites to all other writing courses.
 

ENGL 224  RESEARCH AND WRITING IN RELIGION 3
Study of research and writing skills in religion, including the use of library resources; instruction in the preparation and writing of papers for academic, professional, and popular audiences. This course is prerequisite to all upper-division theology seminars. Prerequisite: ENGL 223.
 

ENGL 234  LITERARY ANALYSIS 4
Instruction and practice in close analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of literature in the major genres with an introduction to various critical approaches and methods of research in literary history; includes the writing of critical essays. Intended to prepare the student for upper-division literature courses. Prerequisite: ENGL 223 or HONR 243 .
 

ENGL 323  WRITING FOR ENGINEERS 3
Emphasizes the research and writing techniques appropriate to engineering. Includes a research paper and other papers for both professional and general audiences. Corequisite courses are designated by the School of Engineering. Prerequisite: ENGL 122 or HONR 142 or equivalent.
 

ENGL 324  ESSAY WRITING 3
Techniques of writing nonfiction in a range of styles for a variety of audiences. Emphasizes intensive revision and the development of critical writing and thinking. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 325  WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS 3
Techniques of researching, writing, and presenting proposals, reports, and other documents in such fields as law, business, science, engineering, and education. Designed to aid students in writing papers in their major fields and professional careers.
 

ENGL 334  POETRY WRITING 3
A writing course designed to study and apply the basic principles of poetics. Analysis and discussion of student work.
 

ENGL 335  NARRATIVE WRITING 3
Study of narrative theory and practice in the techniques of narrative writing, including characterization, theme, and plot. Analysis and discussion of student work.
 

ENGL 336  DRAMA WRITING 3
Study of dramatic theory and practice in planning, writing, and revising a play. The focus is primarily on the fundamentals of writing drama. Analysis and discussion of student work. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 385  STYLISTICS 3
This course will examine theories of word choice through linguistic and grammatical exercises and discussions. It will also examine a variety of prose texts with an emphasis on what differentiates one style from another. Students will write papers analyzing prose styles and will produce original work based upon traditional stylistic exercises and mimesis. Prerequisite: ENGL 384 , or ENGL 485, or 8 hours of Latin or Greek. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 389  WRITING THEORY 3
A study of composition theory and the writing process. Through writing practice, students study the application of this theory to their own work and to the teaching of writing.
 

ENGL 415  DIRECTED FILM STUDY 1-2
Directed study for students who wish to continue broadening their knowledge of film literature in a particular area by extensive viewing and analysis. Prerequisite: ENGL 315; and permission of instructor. Will apply as an elective on the English major.
 

ENGL 424  DIRECTED ESSAY WRITING 1-2; 3
Refinement of essay writing skills through a writing project chosen in consultation with the instructor. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ENGL 324 or permission of instructor upon examination of a portfolio of essays. May be repeated for credit up to 3 hours with the permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 425  DIRECTED WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS 1-2; 3
Refinement of professional writing skills through a writing project chosen in consultation with the instructor. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ENGL 325 or permission of instructor upon examination of a portfolio of professional writing. May be repeated for credit up to 3 hours with the permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 426  DIRECTED NON-FICTION WRITING 1-2; 3
Refinement of non-fiction writing skills through a writing project chosen in consultation with the instructor. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: one upper division writing class or permission of instructor upon examination of a portfolio of selected writing. May be repeated for credit up to 3 hours with the permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 434  DIRECTED POETRY WRITING 1-2; 3
Refinement of poetry writing skills through a writing project chosen in consultation with the instructor. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ENGL 334 or permission of instructor upon examination of a portfolio of poetry. May be repeated for credit up to 3 hours with the permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 435  DIRECTED NARRATIVE WRITING 1-2; 3
Refinement of narrative writing skills through a writing project chosen in consultation with the instructor. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ENGL 335 or permission of instructor upon examination of a portfolio of narrative writing. May be repeated for credit up to 3 hours with the permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 436  DIRECTED DRAMA WRITING 1-2; 3
Refinement of drama writing skills through a writing project chosen in consultation with the instructor. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ENGL 336 or permission of instructor upon examination of a portfolio of dramas. May be repeated for credit up to 3 hours with the permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 498, 499  WRITING SEMINAR 2, 1
As the culmination of the writing concentration, this course will guide students through the preparation and completion of their senior writing portfolio of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Students may have a general portfolio or one that concentrates on one genre. A bound copy of the senior portfolio remains with the English Department. Each student in this course will give a public reading during the student's last quarter.
 

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE (ENGL)

*Unless otherwise stated, ENGL 234 or permission of instructor is prerequisite to all literature courses listed below.
 

ENGL 344  MEDIEVAL LITERATURE 4
Study of English literature from its origins to about 1500. Literature in Old and Middle English to be read in translation; Chaucer's works to be read in the original Middle English. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 345  RENAISSANCE LITERATURE 4
Study of the major authors and literary movements of the English Renaissance. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 346  RESTORATION AND NEOCLASSIC LITERATURE 4
Study of selected works of important seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English authors, including Dryden, Swift, Pope and Johnson. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 354  ROMANTIC ENGLISH LITERATURE 4
Study of major romantic English authors, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 355  VICTORIAN LITERATURE 4
Study of representative works of major nineteenth-century British poets and prose writers (1830-1870), including Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins, Carlyle, Arnold, Newman, Ruskin. Also includes one or two Victorian novels. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 356  MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE 4
Study of English literature 1914-1965; significant works studied in relation to intellectual and historical developments. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 357  THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (OR ENGL 257) 4
Study of major contemporary African-American writers in their cultural and historical context. Credit will not be allowed for both courses. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 358  CLASSICAL LITERATURE 4
Study of Greek and Roman literature, emphasizing classical legend and thought in its cultural context. Prerequisite: General Studies literature or ENGL 234 or ART 324, 325. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 359  WORLD LITERATURE 4
Study of selected literary masterpieces. Emphasizing works outside of the anglo-American tradition. Prerequisite: General Studies literature or ENGL 234. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 360  SHAKESPEARE AT ASHLAND 2
Study of three or four Shakespeare plays (typically one tragedy, one or two comedies, one history play). Students read the plays and write one-page essays on each beforehand and then attend lectures/discussions and performances of the plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, Ore.) in August. A paper is required, due by September 15. Prerequisites: ENGL 234 and ENGL 210, 211, 212 or permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 364  ROMANTIC AMERICAN LITERATURE 4
Study of major romantic American authors, including Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Melville. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 365  REALISTIC AMERICAN LITERATURE 4
Study of major American authors who typify realism and naturalism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 366  MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE 4
Study of American literature 1900-1965; significant works studied in relation to intellectual and historical developments. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 368  CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 4
Study of English and American literature since 1965; significant works studied in relation to intellectual and historical developments. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 370  LITERARY AND CRITICAL THEORY 4
Study of the history, theory and practice of literary criticism, with an application to selected works of literature. Includes a survey of the principal genres of criticism from classical to postmodern, and represenational theoreticians from those genres.
 

ENGL 384  ADVANCED ENGLISH GRAMMARS 3
Study of traditional, structural, and transformational grammars; taught especially for prospective teachers and writers. Prerequisites: ENGL 121, 122, 223; or HONR 141, 142, ENGL 223.
 

ENGL 394  DIRECTED READING 1, 2; 3
Independent reading for upper-division students who wish to continue broadening their knowledge of literature in a particular area by extensive reading. Prerequisites: General Studies literature or ENGL 234; admission by permission of instructor.
 

ENGL 444  MAJOR AUTHOR 3
Advanced study of the work of a major author or group of authors of English, American, and world literature. Specific authors to be studied vary from quarter to quarter. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 445  SHAKESPEARE 3
Advanced study of selected plays and poems of Shakespeare. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 454  LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE (OR RELB 454) 4
Study of biblical poetry and prose from a literary perspective. Prerequisite: General studies literature or ENGL 234. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 455  BOOK OF JUDGES: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH (OR RELB 455) 4
(OR RELB 455 ) An interdisciplinary approach to the Book of Judges, including historical, literary, theological, archaeological, and anthropological methods. The course is designed to model various scholarly methods in the study of a biblical text. Prerequisite: One general education literature course and one biblical studies course, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 456  AMERICAN LITERATURE AND ART 4
Study of the relationships between American literature and art from the early national period to the early modern period. Prerequisite: General Studies literature or ENGL 234. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 464  DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH DRAMA 3
Survey of the development of English drama from the medieval mystery plays to the twentieth century. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 465  MAJOR BRITISH NOVELS 4
Survey of major British novels from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, concentrating on the nineteenth century. Authors generally represented include Fielding, Smollett or Goldsmith, Scott, Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 484  HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
Study of premodern and early modern English, with reference to Indo-European antecedents. Intended to illuminate major trends in English language history. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 485  LINGUISTICS 3
Survey of approaches to modern linguistic science, with emphasis on the materials and methods of descriptive linguistics in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Offered even years only.
 

ENGL 496, 497  SEMINAR 1, 2
Required of English majors in the senior year. Includes studying research methods, giving oral reports, and writing a major scholarly paper. Research projects relate to a common topic chosen by the instructor.
 

ENGLISH EDUCATION (ENGL)

*The following courses do not apply toward an English major.
 

ENGL 374  LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN 3
Study of literature for children from early childhood through elementary school. Emphasizes literary and artistic quality and appeal to children. Requires extensive reading of children's books and writing of critical analysis. Will apply toward an English minor.
 

ENGL 375  LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS 3
Study of literature appropriate for junior high and high school students. Emphasizes literary and artistic quality as well as theory of response to literature. Requires extensive reading of literature for young adults and writing of critical analysis. Will apply toward an English minor. Offered odd years only.
 

ENGL 395  METHODS OF TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 3
A study of objectives for and methods of teaching language, composition, literature, drama, and media in grades seven through twelve. Students prepare and present lessons, evaluate student work, and create units of study. Prerequisites: ENGL 375, 384, 389. Will not apply toward an English minor.
 

GENERAL (ENGL)


ENGL 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-2
Individual contract arrangement involving student, faculty, and a cooperating organization. Students will develop learning objectives with the employer and academic adviser. Weekly summaries of learning experiences will be submitted. Evaluations by the employer and academic adviser are made at the completion of the co-op experience. Permission of academic adviser required for enrollment. (Does not apply to the English major or minor.) Prerequisites: 32 quarter hours including either ENGL 121, 122, or ENGL 141, 142.
 

ENGL 495  ENGLISH COLLOQUIUM 0
A series of lectures, programs, discussions and other activities designed to explore specific issues in literary and language study and enrich the professional preparation of students in English. Four quarters required of English majors, at least one of which must be during the senior year. Graded S or NC.