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ENGL 0090 Basic Writing: 3 semester hours.

For students not meeting ENGL 1101 placement requirements. Prepares students for ENGL 1101 by addressing fundamentals at sentence, paragraph, and essay levels, with emphasis on student's own writing. Graded S/U. F, S, Su

ENGL 1100 Introduction to Academic Writing and Speaking for Non-Native Speakers of English: 3 semester hours.

Explores culture-based academic expectations and conventions in communication. Graded S/U. PREREQ: ISU Admission; 500+ TOEFL or permission. F, S

ENGL 1101 English Composition: 3 semester hours.

Course in which students read, analyze and write expository essays for a variety of purposes consistent with expectations for college-level writing in standard edited English. Partially satisfies Objective 1 of the General Education Requirements. Equivalent to ENGL 1101P. F, S, Su

ENGL 1101P English Composition Plus: 4 semester hours.

Variation of ENGL 1101 in which students not placing into ENGL 1101 receive intensive supplemental instruction in reading, analyzing, and writing expository essays. Partially satisfies Objective 1 of the General Education Requirements. Equivalent to ENGL 1101. PREREQ: ILETS* 7.0-7.5 or TOEFL 94-109 (iBT) or ACT below 18 or SAT 440 or lower or completion of ENGL 1123 with C- or better or completion of ENGL 0090 with S. Placement for Intensive English Institute (IEI) students only: Average grade of A- or A in the final session of their prescribed course of study. Students admitted to the university without ILETS, TOEFL, ACT, or SAT scores, or without having attended the IEI should consult the Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, concerning placement. F, S

ENGL 1102 Critical Reading and Writing: 3 semester hours.

Writing essays based on readings. Focus on critical reading; research methods; gathering, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing ideas and evidence; documentation. Partially satisfies Objective 1 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ: ENGL 1101 with a C- or better or ENGL 1101P with a C- or better or equivalent. F, S, Su

ENGL 1107 Nature of Language: 3 semester hours.

General survey of structure and use of language. Topics include language origins, descriptive and historical linguistics, language and culture, and history of the English language. Equivalent to ANTH 1107 and LANG 1107. Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements. S

ENGL 1110 Introduction to Literature: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the critical reading of various literary genres, with attention to the interpretation and evaluation of representative texts. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

ENGL 1115 Major Themes in Literature: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to literature through the study of one or more major themes that cross historical and cultural boundaries. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

ENGL 1122 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English, Part I: 3 semester hours.

Focuses on basic writing tasks. These include summary and response as well as vocabulary and grammar development. Explores culture-based academic expectations and conventions in communications. Equivalent to ENGL 1100. PRE-or-COREQ: ACAD 1104. F, S

ENGL 1123 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English, Part II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of the goals of ENGL 1122 and preparation for the demands of ENGL 1101. Introduction to the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing) and concepts such as audience, purpose, and thesis. Continued emphasis on development of grammar and vocabulary. PREREQ: ENGL 1122 or placement into ENGL 1123. PRE-or-COREQ: ACAD 1104. F, S

ENGL 1126 Art of Film I: 3 semester hours.

Course examines the creative process, aesthetic principles and historical background of cinematic arts. Screening of representative films and examination of critical works and theories are included. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. R2

ENGL 2206 Creative Writing Workshop: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to one or more forms of creative writing. R1

ENGL 2210 American Cultural Studies: 3 semester hours.

Themes, symbols, and expressions within American cultures. Interdisciplinary cultural studies approach focuses on interactions among diverse groups and expressive modes such as folklore, elite art, and popular entertainment. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. R1

ENGL 2211 Introduction to Literary Analysis: 3 semester hours.

Reading of poems, novels, short stories, and plays, exploring a number of critical approaches to each. Emphasis on close reading of short passages, historical contexts of literature, ways genre affects reading practices, and criteria for persuasive interpretations. Includes orientation to finding and evaluating secondary criticism. Students practice analytical skills in a number of short papers. It is recommended that students take ENGL 2211 before taking any 3000- or 4000-level courses. PREREQ: ENGL 1102 or equivalent. F, S

ENGL 2212 Introduction to Folklore and Oral Tradition: 3 semester hours.

Folklore genres and folk groups, including introductory experience in folklore fieldwork focused on study of a genre or group of genres within verbal, customary, or material culture. Equivalent to ANTH 2212. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. R1

ENGL 2257 Survey of World Literature I Beginnings through 16th Century: 3 semester hours.

Examination of major works and authors in historical perspective, with emphasis upon literary and cultural backgrounds. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. R1

ENGL 2258 Survey of World Literature II 17th Century to Present: 3 semester hours.

Examination of major works and authors in historical perspective, with emphasis upon literary and cultural backgrounds. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. R1

ENGL 2267 Survey of British Literature I Beginnings through 18th Century: 3 semester hours.

Examination of major works and authors in historical perspective, with emphasis upon literary and cultural backgrounds. R1

ENGL 2268 Survey of British Literature II 19th Century to Present: 3 semester hours.

Examination of major works and authors in historical perspective, with emphasis upon literary and cultural backgrounds. R1

ENGL 2277 Survey of American Literature I Beginnings to 1860: 3 semester hours.

Examination of major works and authors in historical perspective with emphasis upon literary and cultural backgrounds. R1

ENGL 2278 Survey of American Literature II 1860 to Present: 3 semester hours.

Examination of major works and authors in historical perspective with emphasis upon literary and cultural backgrounds. R1

ENGL 2280 Grammar and Usage: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the grammar of standard written English. The course is designed to give students an improved knowledge of grammar in order to improve usage and writing skills at both the sentence and paragraph level. S

ENGL 2281 Introduction to Language Studies: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to basic concepts and models for the study of English phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexis. F, S

ENGL 3305 Art of the Film II: 3 semester hours.

In-depth investigation of cinematic art with focus on one or more of the following: genre, historical development, aesthetics, criticism, social impact, and artists. Screening of representative films. PREREQ: ENGL 1126 or permission. D

ENGL 3306 Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop: 3 semester hours.

Advanced training in one or more of the forms of creative writing. PREREQ: ENGL 2206 or equivalent. R1

ENGL 3307 Professional and Technical Writing: 3 semester hours.

An intensive course covering skills and conventions pertinent to writing in the professions, including technical writing. Applications in disciplines or subjects of interest to the individual student. Especially appropriate for science, engineering, and pre-professional majors. PREREQ: 45 credits and ENGL 1102. F, S

ENGL 3308 Business Communications: 3 semester hours.

An advanced course in conventions of business communications, emphasizing purpose and audience. Focus on style, semantics, research skills, format, persuasion, and critical analysis and synthesis of data. PREREQ: 60 credits and ENGL 1102. F, S, Su

ENGL 3311 Literary Criticism and Theory: 3 semester hours.

Provides an introduction to theoretical approaches to literature with study of at least 4 or 5 major critical movements. Prepares students for future literature classes and fosters critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Students will practice applying theoretical/critical approaches by writing multiple short papers and/or an in-depth research paper. It is strongly recommended that all English and English Ed majors take ENGL 3311 before taking any other 3000- or 4000-level literature courses. PREREQ: 60 credits including ENGL 2211. F, S

ENGL 3321 Genre Studies in Drama: 3 semester hours.

Comparative study of selected plays through recognition of generic forms and conventions, their origins and continuing evolution, and their theoretical basis. R2

ENGL 3322 Genre Studies in Poetry: 3 semester hours.

Comparative study of selected poems through recognition of generic forms and conventions, their origins and continuing evolution, and their theoretical basis. Emphasis on lyric poetry. R2

ENGL 3323 Genre Studies in Fiction: 3 semester hours.

Comparative studies of varying forms and conventions in selected prose fiction, with attention to their origins, evolution, and theoretical basis. R2

ENGL 3324 Genre Studies in NonFiction: 3 semester hours.

Comparative study of varying forms and conventions in selected prose nonfiction, with attention to their origins, evolution, and theoretical basis. R2

ENGL 3327 Special Topics in Genre: 3 semester hours.

Focused study of a generic tradition modified by thematic or historical contexts, with emphasis on topics not regularly treated in ENGL 3321, ENGL 3322, ENGL 3323, and ENGL 3324. D

ENGL 3328 Gender in Literature: 3 semester hours.

Considers the role of gender in literature, including issues of authorship, reader communities, and literary representations of women and men. R2

ENGL 3341 Bible as Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of various types of literature found in the Bible, with a view of attaining greater knowledge of and appreciation for this aspect of the literacy heritage. R2

ENGL 3348 Independent Problems: 1-3 semester hours.

Consultation course for upperclassmen interested in problems in language and literature not adequately covered by regular offerings. D

ENGL 3353 The West in American Literature: 3 semester hours.

Survey of the literature of Western America since 1800. D

ENGL 3356 Ethnicity in Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the construction of ethnicity in literature, with attention to specific concerns relevant to one or more ethnic groups. R2

ENGL 3367 Language in the United States: 3 semester hours.

A survey of the languages of the United States (American Indian languages, immigrant languages, and ethnic and regional varieties of English) along with the social and political aspects of American language use. Equivalent to ANTH 3367. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG/ENGL 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. D

ENGL 4401 Advanced Composition: 3 semester hours.

An advanced course in which students develop an independent style in writing such types of essays as the personal, biographical, argumentative, and critical. May contain prose analysis. PREREQ: Junior standing. R1

ENGL 4405 Creative Writing in the Schools: 3 semester hours.

Hybrid pedagogy seminar/creative writing workshop. After studying Writers-in-the-Schools curriculum and culturally relevant pedagogy, students will develop brief lesson plans and learn creative writing activities at local K-12 schools. Students will also analyze literary works that explore cultural identity and class issues as well as produce small creative portfolio related to these topics. PREREQ: ENGL 3306. F

ENGL 4406 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: 3 semester hours.

Production and discussion of student writing. Study in a specific genre. May be repeated for up to 6 undergraduate credits. PREREQ: ENGL 3306 or permission of instructor. R1

ENGL 4407 Topics in Professional Writing: 3 semester hours.

Topics in professional writing, including standard genres, new media, and emerging trends in research and the workplace. Emphasis on developing practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and finished professional documents related to the topic. May be repeated once with a different topic for a maximum total of 6 credits. PREREQ: Junior standing. R1

ENGL 4409 Literary Magazine Production: 3 semester hours.

Hands-on experience in literary magazine production; editing, proofreading, and design. Strategies for screening and selecting stories, poems, and reviews. Consideration of the role of the small press in national literary culture. PREREQ: ENGL 2206. S

ENGL 4410 Writing Internship: 1-6 semester hours.

On-the-job writing experience in business, industry, or government settings. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Graded S/U. PREREQ: 90 credits and ENGL 3307, ENGL 3308, or ENGL 3311. F, S, Su

ENGL 4431 Teaching and Writing Projects Special Topics: 3 semester hours.

Aids teachers of all grade levels and all academic subjects in developing skills in teaching writing. Combines composition theory and practical classroom exercises with daily writing and critiques. D

ENGL 4433 Methods Teaching English: 3 semester hours.

Study of the objectives and methods of teaching literature and composition in secondary schools. Ideally taken semester before student teaching. PREREQ: General Education Objective 1, ENGL 2211, ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281, and 3 additional hours of English. F

ENGL 4440 Philosophy and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Reflections on the relation between poetic and speculative discourse. Topics include forms of consciousness, temporality and narrative, metaphysics of genre. Equivalent to PHIL 4440. R2

ENGL 4441 History of Literary Criticism: 3 semester hours.

Teaches major theorists and debates that have influenced the interpretation of literature. Students read key theoretical texts. Course may use a thematic or chronological approach. D

ENGL 4453 American Indian Literature: 3 semester hours.

Considers literary works by and about North American native people, especially in relationship to history, genre, and culture, including oral traditions. Equivalent to ANTH 4453. PREREQ: Goal 1. R2

ENGL 4455 Studies in National Literatures: 3 semester hours.

Studies in important literatures and cultures not otherwise covered in the curriculum. May include literatures in translation and literature written in English outside of America and the British Isles. Equivalent to CMLT 4415. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. R3

ENGL 4456 Comparative Literature: 3 semester hours.

The analysis of ideas, problems, and techniques common to important writers of various national literatures. R3

ENGL 4461 Studies in Classical Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the classical Greek and Roman periods, especially in relationship to its cultural backgrounds. R3

ENGL 4462 Studies in Medieval Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the Middle Ages and its background, with emphasis upon the development of English literature. R2

ENGL 4463 Studies in Renaissance Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the Renaissance and its background, with emphasis upon the development of English literature. R2

ENGL 4464 Studies in Seventeenth Century Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the seventeenth century and its background, with emphasis upon the development of English or American or other literature of the period. R2

ENGL 4465 Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the eighteenth century and its background, with emphasis upon the development of English or American or other literature of the period. R2

ENGL 4466 Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the early nineteenth century and its background, with emphasis upon the development of English, American or other literature of the period. R2

ENGL 4467 Studies in Late Nineteenth Century Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the late nineteenth century and its background, with emphasis upon the development of English, American or other literature of the period. R2

ENGL 4468 Studies in Early Twentieth Century Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major literature of the early twentieth century and its background, with emphasis upon English, American or other literature of the period. R2

ENGL 4469 Studies in Contemporary Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of recent major literature and its background, with emphasis upon English or American or other literature of the period. R2

ENGL 4470 Post-Colonial Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of post-colonial literary texts, with attention to the role of literature in history, political resistance, and social movements of one or more colonized cultures. R2

ENGL 4472 Proseminar in a Major Literary Figure: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study in a single major author other than Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare, demanding some independent study and small group participation. R1

ENGL 4473 Chaucer: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study of selected works of Chaucer. D

ENGL 4474 Milton: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study of selected works of Milton. D

ENGL 4476 Shakespeare: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study of selected works of Shakespeare. R1

ENGL 4477 Shakespeare in Performance: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study of selected works by Shakespeare, with special emphasis placed upon performance issues. Includes field trip to attend live dramatic productions of Shakespearian plays. D

ENGL 4480 Varieties of American English: 3 semester hours.

In-depth study of various dialects of American English, including historical evolution of different dialects, effects of migration on dialects, and influences of non-English immigrant languages on development of American English. Field-work studying the Snake River dialects of Idaho. Equivalent to ANTH 4480. PREREQ: ENGL 1107/ANTH 1107/LANG 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. D

ENGL 4481 Studies In Grammar: 3 semester hours.

The advanced study of English grammar. Possible theoretical approaches might include generative grammar, functional grammar, relational grammar, and communicative grammar. PREREQ: ENGL 1107/ANTH 1107/LANG 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. R2

ENGL 4484 Rotating Topics in Linguistics: 3 semester hours.

Rotating topics in different areas of linguistics and linguistic analysis. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Equivalent to ANTH 4484 and LANG 4484. PREREQ: ENGL 1107/ANTH 1107/LANG 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. D

ENGL 4486 Old English: 3 semester hours.

Intensive study of the Old English language, with attention to its intrinsic structure and its relation to Middle and Modern English. R2

ENGL 4487 History of the English Language: 3 semester hours.

Study of the linguistic and socio-political changes and developments in the English language. PREREQ: ENGL 1107/ANTH 1107/LANG 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. R2

ENGL 4488 Introduction to Sociolinguistics: 3 semester hours.

Study of the patterned covariation of language and society, social dialects and social styles in language; problems of bilingualism, multilingualism, creoles and language uses. Equivalent to ANTH 4450. PREREQ: ENGL 1107/ANTH 1107/LANG 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. F

ENGL 4490 Topics in Folklore: 3 semester hours.

Focused study of an issue in folkloristics or a particular genre of folklore, including history of the scholarship concerning that issue or genre. Rotating topics. May be repeated up to 9 credits with different topics. Equivalent to ANTH 4490. R1

ENGL 4491 Senior Seminar in Literature: 3 semester hours.

Students demonstrate their reading and research skills in this capstone course. Within instructor's chosen theme, students develop a cumulative research project including a substantial paper and oral presentation. PREREQ: ENGL 3311 and 6 additional hours of upper-division English. F, S

ENGL 4492 Folklore and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Study of cross-influences between oral and written literatures. Emphasis may be on a written genre that imitates and draws upon oral genres, a movement or period in which oral tradition strongly influences written forms, or a particular writer who incorporates motifs and storytelling patterns from folklore. Rotating topics. May be repeated for up to 9 credits. R2

ENGL 4493 Senior Seminar Professional Writing: 3 semester hours.

Capstone course for professional writing students. Each student will design and complete a substantial professional writing project. Projects will require a project proposal or outline, reading list, final document, and oral presentation. PRE-or-COREQ: ENGL 4410. R1

ENGL 4494 Senior Seminar in Creative Writing: 3 semester hours.

Capstone course suitable for students working in any creative writing genre. Each student will compile in advance a reading list and project outline in consultation with instructor. During course, the student will complete a substantial creative writing project and give a presentation. Instructor will also assign class-wide readings, some from each student's list. Workshop-based. PREREQ: ENGL 4406 and permission of instructor. R1 S.

ENGL 4497 Workshop: 1-2 semester hours.

Workshop aimed at the development and improvement of skills. Does not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor. May be repeated. Graded S/U. D

ENGL 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

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