099 Developmental English (3) Fundamentals of academic writing: active reading strategies, writing processes, revision, audience awareness, full development of ideas, adherence to rules of standard edited English. Credits in this course cannot be used to fulfill the General Education requirements, graduation requirements, or the requirements of a major or minor. Credits count for transcript only. F08, S09, F09, S10
101 Freshman English I (3) Fundamentals of expository composition; writing of short papers; critical reading. All students taking ENGL 101 must qualify on the ACT English or Wisconsin English Placement Test or have successfully passed ENGL 099 with a C- or better. F08, S09, F09, S10
102 Freshman English II (3) Continuation of ENGL 101; more advanced critical writing and reading; introduction to library research; writing the documented library research essay. Prerequisite: C- or better in ENGL 101. F08, S09, F09, S10
205 Introduction to Drama and Poetry (3) Interpretation and appreciation of plays and poems; basics of critical theory and technique. F08. F09
206 Introduction to Fiction (3) Interpretation and appreciation of the short story and the novel; basics of critical theory and technique. S09, S10
209 Business and Professional Writing (3) Foundations of business, professional, and technical communication, primarily in writing but including oral and nonverbal forms. Emphasizes the rhetorical situations, languages, and cultural environments of domestic and international business, of the helping professions, and of technical/professional interests. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, COMM 110. F08, S09, F09, S10
211 English Literature I (3) Survey of masterpieces and transitional works to 1789. F08, F09
212 English Literature II (3) Survey of masterpieces and transitional works from 1789 to the present. S09, S10
221 American Literature I (3) Survey of principal American writers from the Colonial Period through the mid-19th Century. F08, F09
222 American Literature II (3) Survey of principal American writers from the mid-19th Century to the present. S09, S10
227 Contemporary Topics (1-6) Study of literature according to a topic of current interest. May be repeated for credit with different content.
228 Multi-Ethnic American Literature (3) Survey of a variety of multi-ethnic American literatures, including Native American, African-American, Hispanic, Latino/a, Asian American, and various European-American writings starting with the oral traditions up to the 20th century. F08, F09
229 Literature by Women (3) Survey of British and American women's literature from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary period. Women's writing across cultures, genres, and time periods. Cross-listed as WST 229. S09, S10
241 World Literature I (3) Survey of selected literary works in translation from the Ancient World through the mid-17th Century. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world. F08, F09
242 World Literature II (3) Survey of selected literary works in translation from the late 17th Century through the Contemporary Period. Includes works from the Western and non-Western world. S08, S09
251 Creative Writing: Memoir (3) Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write autobiographical essays. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of both brief and longer memoirs; workshop critiques of student writing. F08, F09
252 Creative Writing: Poetry (3) Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write poetry. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of poems in both free verse and traditional forms; workshop critiques of student writing. S08, S09
255 Gender and Sexuality in Writing (3) Explores writing on gender and sexuality. Focuses on fiction and nonfiction by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) writers from diverse cultures, classes, races, and ethnicities. Students discover and deepen their own perspectives through writing, as well as reading. Students of all genders, gender identities, and sexual identities are welcome. Cross-listed as WST 255. F09
265 Writing Center Internship (1) Training for and supervised practice of one-to-one instruction as writing consultants at the Writing Center. Report writing and data analysis. Reading list varies each semester. May be repeated for credit with different content. F08, S09, F09, S10
301 Writing Creative Nonfiction (3) Writing of nonfiction prose. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or consent of instructor. F09
303 Introduction to Rhetoric (3) Introduction to the field of rhetoric, including discussion of ancient and contemporary theories and practices. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or consent of instructor. F08
304 First Nations Literature (3) Examines literature by and about First Nations people. Students read novels, short stories, and poetry by First Nations authors. Students will be made aware of how this literature differs from traditional Western literature in content and theme. Also covers traditional stories that contemporary First Nations literature is based on. Cross-listed as FNS 304. S09, S10
307 English Grammar (3) Introductory linguistic explanation and analysis of the traditional and the transformational generative models of English grammar. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or consent of instructor. F08
311/511 Shakespeare I (3) Study of representative comedies, histories, and tragedies through "Hamlet." Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years with ENGL 312/512. F08
312/512 Shakespeare II (3) Study of selected problem comedies, later tragedies, and romances. Prerequisite: Six hours of literature or consent of instructor. This course is offered in alternate years with ENGL 311/511. F09
315/515 Chaucer (3) Study of Chaucer's major writings and the historical and intellectual conditions that produced the writer and his works. Prerequisite: Six hours of literature or consent of instructor. S10
325 Writing Women, Women Writing (3) Women's non-fiction writing from a variety of time periods and cultures as models for the students' own writing projects. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as WST 325. S09
326/526 Major Author (3) Study of selected writings of a major literary figure or figures. May be repeated for credit with different author or pair of authors. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. F08
328 Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature (3) Study of texts by contemporary American writers (both known and lesser-known) who attend to matters of gender and multi-ethnicity in the context of American literature. Cross-listed as WST 328/528. S10
331/531 British Literary Periods (3) Study of British poetry, prose, and the literary developments in a specific British literary period.
332/532 American Literary Periods (3) Study of American poetry, prose, and the literary developments in a specific American literary period.
339 Teaching English In Secondary Schools (3) Methods of English instruction in the junior and senior high schools; the use of mass media and other aids in developing skills in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Prerequisites: (1) Completion of a 300- or 400-level writing course with the ENGL prefix, or consent of instructor, and (2) admission to the Teacher Education program. F09
349 Studies in the Short Story (3) Study of the genre of the short story and its diverse and varied development across borders and periods. The course is a combination of lectures, discussions, readings, presentations, essays, and exams. Pre-requisites: six credits of literature or consent of instructor.
350 Advanced Creative Writing (3) Creative expression in the literary genre of the student's choice. Prerequisite: ENGL 251 or 252 or consent of instructor. S09, S10
401 Art of Persuasive Writing (3) Study of persuasive writing. Students learn classical and contemporary approaches to the arts of persuasion and apply them in reading and writing contemporary discourse. S10
405/605 History of the English Language (3) Development of English from 449 A.D. to the present. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as HIST 405. Code 2. S09
448 Reading and Writing for Teachers (3) Capstone course for English Secondary Education. A course in writing, the teaching of writing, and the teaching of various types of literature in the secondary grades. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. S09
450/650 Special Topics in English (1-6) Studies in language, rhetoric, or poetics. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or consent of instructor.
460/660 Special Topics in Literature (3) Studies in literary themes, genres, theories, or history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor.
470 Special Topics in Writing (1-6) Studies in writing. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or consent of instructor. F08
479 Literary Criticism (3) Capstone course in English liberal arts. Historical survey of literary theory. Discussion of classical and subsequent critical theories pertaining to the function, understanding, and appreciation of literature. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. S09, S10
498/698 Independent Study (1-6) Advanced study for students who have shown themselves capable of independent work, carried on under direction of a staff member chosen by the student with approval of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. F08, S09, F09, S10