ENGLISH (ENGL)

0312 Composition Bridge

This course offers study in the principles of critical reading and writing for the university community. We place an emphasis on effective essay composition through strategic patterns of development for paragraphs and essays. In addition to the composing process, ENGL 0312 focuses on reading strategies needed for effective academic discourse.

1311 Composition I

Part of the UIW Core Curriculum, this is a writing-intensive course focusing on numerous rhetorical modes to develop main ideas. This course introduces students to creative, academic, and business writing and communication, emphasizing grammar and syntax, with a view to increasing expository writing skills and critical thinking ability. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Prerequisite: Meet the UIW Academic Literacy requirements. (Every semester)

1312 Composition II

Part of the UIW Core Curriculum, this course is writing-intensive, focusing on diverse themes and stressing argumentative and persuasive writing. Special emphasis is placed on research skills and critical thinking ability. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Prerequisite: ENGL 1311. (Every semester)

2310 World Literature Studies

Part of the UIW Core Curriculum, this course includes close reading and discussion of texts of all kinds from a wide range of periods and societies to reveal the diversity of literature as a means of cultural statement. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312. (Every semester)

2360 Literary Theory

Part of the Literary Studies and Criticism branch of the UIW English Program, this study of literary theory engages the student in several critical approaches to texts. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312. This course may be taken with ENGL 2310. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Fall and Spring)

2365 Professional and Technical Communication

Part of the Rhetoric and Professional Writing branch of the UIW English Program, this course is a survey of professional and technical writing, with emphasis on writing to various audiences; types of communication include job applications, reports, instructions, proposals, and other communications for business and industry. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and 1312. (Fall and Spring)

2383 Introduction to General Linguistics

Part of the Language Arts and Linguistics branch of the UIW English Program, this course is a study of the basic principles of language analysis and description, with application to English and other languages. It includes discussion of language acquisition, the physiology of language ability, the concept of standard language, and the implications of bilingualism and bi-dialectism in education and for society. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312. This course may be taken with ENGL 2310. (Fall)

2330 Traditional Grammar

Part of the Language Arts and Linguistics branch of the UIW English Program, this course presents an overview of the grammatical structure of the English Language for native and non-native speakers. Students will study the traditional names for parts of speech and traditional terms for grammatical structure in English, and examine sentence structure analytically. The course will examine structure at both sentence and discourse level. Students will be required to recognize and produce grammatically acceptable writing in English. (Fall)

3310 English Literature Survey

Part of the Literary Studies and Criticism branch of the UIW English Program, this introductory survey of British Literature situates the study of literary production within a cultural and historical context. The course will examine the motifs of major authors and works as well as explore the impact of non-canonical authors and works. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. This course may be taken with ENGL 2360. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Fall)

3320 American Literature Survey

Part of the Literary Studies and Criticism branch of the UIW English Program, this course is an analytical survey of major and lesser-known writers from the precolonial period to the present. The course may emphasize certain periods and include writers from countries other than the United States. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. This course may be taken with ENGL 2360. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Spring)

3330 Genre Studies

Part of the Literary Studies and Criticism branch of the UIW English Program, this course is a study of critical theory and practice of representative examples from the major literary genres, with an emphasis on one of them (e.g. the novel, drama, short fiction, the epic, etc.). This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Spring, Summer, alternate years)

3355 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

Part of the Rhetoric and Professional Writing branch of the UIW English Program, this course is a historical introduction to rhetorical theory with emphasis on application of rhetoric to socio-cultural issues, persuasion, and composition learning. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Fall)

3365 Editing and Publishing

Part of the Rhetoric and Professional Writing branch of the UIW English Program, this study of the academic literary periodical involves students in the editing, production, and distribution of the University's literary journal, Quirk. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312. This course may be taken with ENGL 2310. (Spring)

3375 Creative Writing

Part of the Rhetoric and Professional Writing branch of the UIW English Program, this workshop in the art of writing includes sampling contemporary literature, analyzing various genres, and the production and performance of original work. This course may be repeated for credit when the genre varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. (Fall)

3385 Integrated Language Arts

Part of the Language Arts and Linguistics branch of the UIW English Program, this study of language development and acquisition explores the content, methodologies and materials associated with teaching writing, reading, speaking, listening, and children's literature. Course assignments may include a practicum requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. (Fall, Spring)

4301 Senior Seminar

The capstone course for undergraduate English majors, this course is designed to be taken in the student's senior year and involves the discussion and application of various critical methodologies; this course culminates in the writing of the senior thesis. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, 2310, 2360, and a minimum of 12 hours of additional English courses. (Spring)

4320 Period Studies

Part of the Literary Studies and Criticism branch of the UIW English Program, this course examines the interplay of literary texts, literary theory and criticism, authors, historical culture, and events within a specific historic time-frame. Rather than a broad sweep, or a wide lens, this course will approach the subject through the close-up. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, 2310, and 2360. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Summer, Spring, alternate years)

4330 Internship

In this course, students earn academic credit through practical experience involving writing, editing, or related tasks. Students will work part-time in a professional setting under the guidance of a resident supervisor. 140-160 hours of work required. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2365 or 3365. (As needed)

4340 Major Authors

Part of the Literary Studies and Criticism branch of the UIW English Program, this course involves a detailed examination of an important writer. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When Shakespeare is the author, may be cross-listed with THAR 4385 Shakespeare. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. (Spring, Summer, alternate years)

4350 Literary Movements

Part of the Literary Studies and Criticism branch of the UIW English Program, this course involves a detailed examination of a major literary movement. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (Summer, Spring, alternate years)

4360 Applied Linguistics

Part of the Language Arts and Linguistics branch of the UIW English Program, this course is a close and complex examination of the structures and systems of language - words, sounds, and complete sentences - and their application to language development, diversity, acquisition, and teaching. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, 2310, and 2383. (Spring, alternate years)

4367 Literature for Children and Young Adults

Part of the Language Arts and Linguistics branch of the UIW English Program, this course is an exploration of literature written for younger readers, including research in the development of reading interest and the study of selected books, films, and computer software reflecting both the language and culture. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2310. (Spring, Summer)

4370 Trends in Linguistics Studies

Part of the Language Arts and Linguistics branch of the UIW English Program, this course examines current significant research in the areas of linguistics: phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, 2310, and 2383. (Spring, alternate years)

4630 Internship

This course is the same as 4330 but involves 280-330 hours of work at the professional location. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311, 1312, and 2365 or 3365. (As needed)

ENGLISH (ENGL)