English Course Offerings

Please see the section on "Course Description Symbols and Terms" in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Writing Workshop
1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: EPT Score: 143 or lower.

The Writing Workshop is a series of small-group activities focused on understanding and strengthening writing processes. Workshop topics include literacy practices, writing tools, and portfolio preparation. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. This course is designated remedial and does not count as credit toward the bachelor's degree, although the units may be applied to financial aid minimum requirements. (003384)

Writing Workshop - ESL
1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: For students with English as a Second Language and EPT score of 143 or lower.

Corequisites: ENGL 130E

A special section of Writing Workshop open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with International Evaluations. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. This course is designated remedial and does not count as credit toward the bachelor's degree, although the units may be applied to financial aid minimum requirements. (020664)

Academic Writing
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: English Placement Test.

Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. This is an approved General Education course. (003383)

Academic Writing - ESL
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: English Placement Test.

A special section of Academic Writing open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with International Evaluations. This is an approved General Education course. (020665)

Academic Writing Honors
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

As an introductory writing requirement for Honors students, this course is designed to help students sharpen their skills in thinking and writing and to practice and so enhance the connection between the two. This is an approved General Education course. (003386)

Shakespeare on Film
3.0 Inquire

Through examining the texts and film interpretations of Shakespeare plays, students in this course develop a deeper understanding of both Shakespearean drama and the language of film. This is an approved General Education course. (015856)

Beginning Creative Writing
4.0 Fa/Spr

Workshop for beginning writers of poetry, fiction, and drama. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (003399)

Introduction to Technical Writing
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

A study of technical writing and presentation skills in business and scientific environments, including audience analyses, writing processes, genres of technical and business discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral reports. (003453)

Introduction to Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the study of literature, including short stories, novels, plays, and poems. This is an approved General Education course. (003423)

African American Literature
3.0 Fall

Introduction to African American literature, using a range of materials from past and present that may include slave and neo-slave narratives, oratory and sermons, poems, plays, and novels, songs and spirituals. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. This course is also offered as AFAM 251. (000135)

African-American Literature - Honors
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.

Introduction to African American literature, using a range of materials from past and present that may include slave and neo-slave narratives, oratory and sermons, poems, plays, and novels, songs and spirituals. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. Formerly ENGL 250H. (020146)

American Indian Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Study of the oral and written literature of the American Indian and of related historical and critical materials. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. This course is also offered as AIST 252. (000377)

American Indian Literature - Honors
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Acceptance into Honors in General Education.

An introduction to American Indian literature. The course explores multiple genres, including fiction, poetry, autobiography, and oral texts. The course covers works of Indian literature from pre-contact oral traditions through contemporary American Indian writers. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. Formerly ENGL 251H. (003418)

Asian American Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to various traditions and issues of the Asian American experience in literature. The course explores both early and contemporary novels, poems, and plays by writers of different genders, ethnicities, and cultures. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. This course is also offered as AAST 253. (000002)

Chicano/Latino/a Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Survey of Chicano/Latino literature and of related historical and critical materials. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003417)

World Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Study of non-western literature from a variety of cultures, with European materials included for contrastive analysis. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (003408)

Great Books
3.0 Fa/Spr

The study of novels, poetry, and drama selected from the world's great literature. Historical, thematic, and formal approaches shape the analysis of these works. This is an approved General Education course. (003492)

American Ethnic and Regional Writers
3.0 Fall

An interdisciplinary study of the culture and literature oral and written of an American ethnic group or groups, with emphasis on ties to particular regions and traditions. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. This course is also offered as AMST 264. (000408)

Survey of British Literature I
3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of British literature from Beowulf to mid-1700s. Formerly ENGL 356. (003472)

Survey of British Literature II
3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of British literature from mid-1700s to the twentieth century. Formerly ENGL 357. (003473)

Survey of American Literature I
3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of American literature from its beginnings to the 1850s. Formerly ENGL 358. (003475)

Survey of American Literature II
3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of American literature from the 1850s to 1945. Formerly ENGL 359. (003476)

Introduction to Film
3.0 Fall

Introduction to film as a narrative art form, with emphasis on key works and major directors from various periods of international and American film history and on major critical and theoretical concepts. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. (003460)

Survey of American Film
3.0 Spring

Study and criticism of selected American films, with emphasis on their literary sources, their illustration of various literary conventions, and their use of language. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. (003463)

Introduction to Literary Editing and Publishing in America
4.0 Spring

History of publishing in America, acquisition of basic editorial skills, and study of the editing and publishing process. Class publishes authors' chapbooks. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. (003497)

Crossing Boundaries: Gender and Modernization
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Junior status at the end of semester in which course is taken and current enrollment in the Honors Program.

An overview of contemporary human geography and some aspects of women's studies, emphasizing the importance of space, movement, place, environment, and family. Primary texts such as novels, memoirs, and films will be used to Explore the perspectives of a variety of culture groups. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. This course is also offered as GEOG 316H. (003882)

Poetry Writing
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 220 or instructor permission.

Instruction in the writing of poetry at an intermediate level. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003443)

Fiction Writing
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 220 or instructor permission.

Instruction in the writing of fiction at an intermediate level. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003446)

Play Writing
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 220 or instructor permission.

Instruction in the writing of drama at the intermediate level. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003449)

Creative Nonfiction
4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 220 or instructor permission.

Students read and write fact-based prose (i.e., nonfiction) that acknowledges the presence and creative imagination of the writer. Course may include memoirs, personal essays, literary journalism, biographies, nature writing, belletristic essays, film criticism, and travel writing. This course includes a weekly activity session. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003438)

Introduction to Literacy Studies
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the study of public and scholarly literacy, and its applications in economic systems, schooling, religion, and technology. Required of English majors by the end of the junior year in preparation for upper-division work in English. (003439)

Advanced Composition for Future Teachers
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 375 recommended.

Advanced practice in writing and in using writing in the classroom for single- and multiple-subject credential candidates. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003436)

Rhetoric and Writing
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130.

Practice in writing and revising prose that informs and persuades effectively, based on a study of classical and modern rhetorical principles. Open to all students; required of all English majors, including credential candidates, who should take it by the end of their junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. (003488)

Environmental Rhetoric
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 130, ENGL 335 recommended

Through a variety of readings, documentary films, discussions, lectures and writing activities, students will learn about current arguments about the environment and, specifically, contemporary discourse on global climate change, sustainability, environmental activism, and social movements. This is an approved General Education course. (020597)

Approaches to Literary Genres
3.0 Fa/Spr

The course focuses on developing analytical approaches to literary genres, primarily short stories, novels, poems, and plays. Required of English majors by end of junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. (003431)

Reading Literature for Future Teachers
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 333 strongly recommended.

Basic concepts involved in the study of literature, interpretation and criticism of literary works, and suggestions for helping others understand and appreciate literature. Required of multiple-subject credential candidates. (003433)

Literature of the Child
3.0 Fall

A study of the many ways in which the child and childhood are dealt with in literary works. Texts for study will be drawn from Western and non-Western works including memoir, fiction, poetry, film, autobiography, books for children and for young adults, essays, and plays. This is an approved General Education course. (003434)

Multicultural Literature: Issues and Themes
3.0 Fa/Spr

An intensive survey of major issues and themes in non-Western literature. Students examine the interconnections between works of Western cultures and works from the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003470)

Classical Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. This is an approved General Education course. (003411)

The Bible as Literature
3.0 Inquire

Study of the literary types and qualities of the English Bible and their impact upon British and American literature and language. (003471)

Women Writers
3.0 Fa/Spr

An exploration of the thematic and stylistic elements of literature by women. Readings include autobiography, diary, journal, short story, novel, drama, poetry, and criticism by women from different cultures and periods. May also be taken for Women's Studies credit. This is an approved General Education course. This course is also offered as WMST 360. (003478)

Food and Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Offers a better understanding of how literature illustrates and mediates the relationships between food and culture, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic classes, and religion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020570)

Modernism
3.0 Fa/Spr

An intensive survey of major modernist movements as reflected in key examples of fiction, poetry, drama and film in the history of modern culture. Formerly ENGL 266. (003494)

Principles of Language
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to linguistics. Topics include language acquisition, language structure, language variation, and languages of the world. This course is required for CLAD and BCLAD credentials as well as credential programs beginning in the fall of 2003 under SB 2042 standards. This is an approved General Education course. (003450)

Pedagogical Grammar
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 371.

This course emphasizes both the grammatical content needed to teach non-native speakers and various integrated approaches to teaching grammar. (003527)

Languages of the World (LOW): Contact, Convergence, and Loss
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introductory survey of the world's languages, examining contact, convergence, and loss. Attention will be paid to ongoing efforts to preserve this linguistic legacy through revitalization and documentation programs, and the role of language in the construction of ethnicity, with particular attention paid to linguistic diversity in the United States. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020633)

Introduction to English Grammar
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the descriptive grammar of English. Students learn to use basic syntactic terms to analyze spoken and written English, distinguishing between descriptive and prescriptive grammar. Required of English majors by the end of the junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. (003452)

Themes in American Film
3.0 Fall

A study of modern themes in selected American films. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours lecture. (003481)

Modernism in Film
3.0 Fa/Spr

A chronological study of film movements, e.g., science fiction, futurism, and film noir, as they influence and respond to Modernist movements, e.g., Freudianism, Darwinism, and Existentialism. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. (003485)

Editing Literary Magazines
4.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 220 (may be taken concurrently), ENGL 315, or faculty permission.

Study of and workshop in the editing of literary magazines, manuscripts, and other literary materials. Practice in selection, evaluation, copy editing, and production. Class publishes Watershed literary magazine. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. (003581)

Editing Manuscripts for Publication
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 335 or ENGL 375 (may be taken concurrently) or faculty permission.

Lecture/discussion with practical application in copyediting manuscripts for publication. Students copyedit manuscripts for magazines and book publishers. (003568)

Chapbook Production
4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 415 or two 400-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing, or ENGL 620, or ENGL 622, or instructor permission.

This course involves students in the process of chapbook production, from advertising, solicitation, judging and selecting manuscripts, through the stages of book production as they work with Flume Press at CSU, Chico. Students learn to perform the duties of editorial assistants at a small book publisher. The resulting chapbook is published by Flume Press. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003525)

Advanced Poetry Writing
4.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 320 or instructor permission.

Instruction in the writing of poetry at an advanced level. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003519)

Advanced Fiction Writing
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 321.

Instruction in the writing of fiction at an advanced level. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003521)

Advanced Play Writing
4.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 322 or instructor permission.

Instruction in the writing of drama at an advanced level. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003523)

From Page to Stage
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 320, ENGL 321, or ENGL 322 or instructor permission.

This class is for advanced creative writing students (poetry, fiction, playwriting) interested in translating their written work to a performance for an audience. (003524)

Proposal Writing
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 230 or ENGL 335; faculty permission.

Advanced study of proposal writing in non-profit and governmental environments, including audience analyses, project planning, preparing formal proposals, oral presentations, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise the standard components of formal proposals and give oral reports. (003538)

Theory and Practice in Tutoring Composition
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 333 and ENGL 335 are strongly recommended.

Training and experience in the tutoring of students in composition. With permission of instructor, course may be repeated once for credit, but credit will not count toward major. 3.0 hours laboratory, 3.0 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003539)

Chaucer and His Age
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

Study of the Canterbury Tales and other works by the major poet of the English Middle Ages. The study of Middle English and of medieval society, its values and beliefs as mirrored in Chaucer's works. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003503)

Shakespeare
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

An introduction to Shakespeare's principal plays, his art, his age, and his critics; designed especially for English majors. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003507)

Milton and His Age
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

A study of Paradise Lost and other works of Milton in the context of the English Revolution. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003509)

Early British Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

Study of British art and culture as revealed in its literature, such as battle poems, morality plays, and Arthurian romances. (003506)

British Renaissance Literature:
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

A study of the literature and culture of Tudor England, emphasizing the prose and poetry of such figures as More, Skelton, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser and Marlowe. (003511)

Seventeenth-Century Literature
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

A study of the literature and culture of seventeenth-century England, emphasizing the drama, poetry, and prose of such authors as Webster, Jonson, Herrick, Donne, Herbert, Taylor, Bunyan, and Milton. (003513)

The Long Eighteenth Century
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

The literature and intellectual currents of Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain, including works by such authors as Dryden, Addison, Steele, Pope, Swift, Hume, Sterne, Goldsmith, and Johnson. (003514)

The Romantic Period
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

A study of the literary and intellectual currents of the Romantic period, including major essayists and critics, and the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. (003515)

The Victorian Period
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

The poetry and prose of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, and others. Attention to important essayists and critics and to the significance of the Victorian scene for our times. (003516)

Modern Poetry
3.0 Fa/Spr

Study of twentieth-century British, American, Continental, and Latin American poetry. (003543)

Development of British Drama
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

The development of British drama from its beginnings to the nineteenth century. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. (003545)

Modern Drama
3.0 Fa/Spr

British, Continental, and American drama from Ibsen to the present. Topics vary from semester to semester. (003549)

Comparative Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Comparative study of major genres, themes, and literary figures in literature. Specific national literatures to vary from semester to semester. (003552)

The British Novel I
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

A study of eighteenth-century and Romantic-period novels, including such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Austen, and Scott. (003554)

The British Novel II
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

A study of Victorian novels, including such authors as Thackeray, the Brontes, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Trollope, and Hardy. (003556)

The American Novel
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 278.

A critical and historical study of the American novel from its beginnings through the nineteenth century; Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, James, and others. (003557)

American Literature: Beginning to 1850s
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 278.

An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works from the beginnings of American literature through Romanticism. Topics vary from semester to semester. (003558)

American Literature: 1850s-1945
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 279, ENGL 340.

An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works from Realism through Modernism. Topics vary from semester to semester. (003559)

American Literature: 1945-Present
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 279, ENGL 340.

An in-depth study of themes, authors, and works from World War II to the present. Topics vary from semester to semester. (003560)

The Modern Novel
3.0 Fa/Spr

British, American, Continental, and Latin American novels in the twentieth century. (003562)

Studies in Major American Authors
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 340; ENGL 278 or ENGL 279.

An intensive study of major authors in American literature. Course focuses on one or two authors such as Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, James, Dickinson, Faulkner, Morrison, and Oates. Consult the Class Schedule. (003566)

American Multicultural Literature
3.0 Inquire

A study of American ethnic and multicultural literature, popular culture, and critical theory. This course is also offered as MCGS 463. (003576)

World Literature Written in English
3.0 Inquire

The study of modern world literature written English. Works may vary from semester to semester and focus on one region or culture (such as India, Africa, or the Caribbean), or several regions or cultures. (003577)

American Literary Topics
3.0 Fa/Spr

Seminar examination of writers and themes in American literature. Consult the Class Schedule for specific topics. (003583)

British Literary Topics
3.0 Fa/Spr

Seminar examination of writers or themes in British literature. Consult the Class Schedule for specific topics. (003585)

Teaching Multicultural Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

An examination of multicultural literature with particular attention paid to the teaching of multicultural literature in the secondary and post-secondary classroom. This course is required for the single subject credential in English. (003586)

20th-Century and Contemporary British Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Study of 20th-Century and contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, and essays from British, Irish, and postcolonial authors. (020571)

20th-Century and Contemporary British Novel
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.

Study of 20th-Century and contemporary British and Irish novels, including such authors as Woolf, Conrad, Joyce, Greene, Lessing, Beckett, and Rushdie. (020572)

Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 371.

Introduction to major issues in second language acquisition and teaching. (003540)

Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition
3.0 Fa/Spr

An intensive introduction to the theory and practice of second language acquisition and teaching. (020485)

Historical Linguistics
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 371.

Methods of investigating and reconstructing the history of languages (including those for which no significant earlier written record exists). Examining and evaluating the linguistic evidence for its insights into the earlier culture, migration patterns, and linguistic contacts of the speakers. (003529)

Syntactic and Morphological Analysis
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.

Study of syntax and morphology, focusing on similarities and differences among languages from the viewpoint of both form and function. (003531)

History of the English Language
3.0 Fa/Spr

The development of the English language from its earliest origins to the present. Fundamental rules of language change in syntax, morphology, and phonology, with application to examples from Old, Middle, Early Modern, and contemporary English. (003532)

Phonological Analysis
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 371, ENGL 375.

Study of world's sound systems as well as the relevant phonetics and morphology with an emphasis on English and second language acquisition. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003533)

Semantics: Language and Meaning
3.0 Fall

A comprehensive exploration of semantics, including theories of meaning, relationship between semantics and conceptual structure, semantics and cognition in language acquisition, and the relationship between meaning and use. (003534)

Linguistic Approaches to Reading
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 371.

An examination of recent psycholinguistic theory and research in the field of reading as a language process, with practical experience in reading instruction. (003535)

Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 371 or WMST 200.

This course explores recent theories and applications associated with the relationships among language, gender, and sexuality. The course includes a focus on the intersection of linguistic gender with class and ethnicity by drawing on research in linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics. There will be an examination of gendered speech, writing, and sign from a variety of the world's languages. This course is also offered as MCGS 479. (003536)

Literary Theory and Criticism
3.0 Fa/Spr

Study of major texts in literary theory and criticism from Plato and Aristotle to the present day. (020573)

Internship in English
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised, out-of-classroom work experience in English-related activities in the University, community, and businesses. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (003569)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (003612)

Special Topics/Honors
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. (003501)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (003502)

Chapbook Production
4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 415; or two 400-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing; or ENGL 620.

This course involves students in the production of chapbook, from advertising, solicitation, to judging and selecting manuscripts, as they work with Flume Press at CSU, Chico. Students learn to perform the duties of editorial assistants at a small book publisher and produce the resulting chapbook. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003645)

Undergraduate Writer's Workshop
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 420 or 421 or 422 or 423 or faculty permission.

This course is for advanced undergraduate students who are independently writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama. Course emphasis is on reading, discussing, and critiquing students' manuscripts in progress. (020603)

Undergraduate Form and Practice
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 420 or 421 or 422 or 423 or faculty permission

Class focus includes studies in theory and forms of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. (020607)

The Northern California Writing Project
1.0-6.0 Summer

Professional development seminar in the theory, research, and practice of writing instruction for practicing teachers, kindergarten through college. Topics include writing as inquiry, genre studies, critical pedagogy, responding to writing, technology and writing, writing in the disciplines, writing assessment, and writing to learn. Participants write about their teaching practices, develop inquiry-based presentations, and read current research in the teaching of writing. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003570)

Literature, Language, and Composition: A Synthesis
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 335, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441.

A capstone course focusing on connections among literature, language, and composition required of all single-subject credential candidates. To be taken during the senior year. (003579)

Contemporary Linguistic Topics
3.0 OddSp

Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.

An exploration of special topics in contemporary linguistics, including, but not limited to, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, stylistics, phonology, and morphology. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003589)

Honors Senior Thesis
3.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 335; 3 units selected from ENGL 276, ENGL 277, ENGL 278, or ENGL 279; 3 units of 400-level genre or period course with grades that place student in top 5%; interview; faculty permission.

Six-unit Honors senior thesis independent study involving substantial research, extended critical analysis, and public presentation. Grade of B or higher required for Honors credit. These units are in addition to those required for the major in English. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003621)

Writer's Workshop
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: At least one 400-level creative writing course or instructor permission.

This course is for graduate students who are independently writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama. Course emphasis is on reading, discussing, and critiquing students' manuscripts in progress. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003642)

Form and Practice
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: At least one 400-level creative writing course or instructor permission.

Class focus will include studies in theory and forms of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003646)

Writing in the Profession
3.0 Fall

Writing in the profession of English studies. Students will write, share their work with colleagues, and discuss the art and craft of writing. The central text will be the students' own writings, supplemented by other prose models and readings about writing. (003648)

Literacy as Distributed Cognition
3.0 Fa/Spr

Theories of distributed and situated cognition and learning as applied to literacy development and education. The course materials come from a variety of disciplines, including psycholinguistics, anthropology, cognitive science, sociology, education, and literacy theory. (020258)

Theories of Literacy
3.0 Spring

Intensive study of contemporary literacy theory and practice; the cultural and individual bases of the development of literacy. (003657)

Teaching Composition
3.0 Spring

Weekly seminar in the theory and practice of teaching composition and supervised teaching of English composition. Required of all prospective teaching associates. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours seminar. (003660)

Composition Program Design and Development
3.0 OddFa

Intensive study of the current theories and administrative practices which structure composition program development. (003662)

British Medieval Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003626)

Renaissance British Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003628)

17th-Century British Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003630)

Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003632)

British Romantic Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003634)

British Victorian Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003636)

20th-Century British and Continental Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003638)

Seminar in British Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Intensive study of a single writer, a small group of writers, a genre, a theme, or a problem relating to British literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. (003667)

American Literature: Beginnings to 1865
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003639)

American Literature: 1865-1920
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003640)

American Literature: 1920 to Present
3.0 Fa/Spr

For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. (003641)

Seminar in American Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Intensive study of a single writer, a small group of writers, a genre, a theme, or a problem relating to American literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. (003665)

Themes, Genres, or Problems in Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

Intensive study of a literary theme, genre, or problem. Focus on a single writer or small group of writers. (003670)

Comparative Literature
3.0 Inquire

Intensive study of a single writer, a small group of writers, a genre, a theme, or a problem relating to comparative literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. (003672)

Seminar in Literary Criticism
3.0 Fa/Spr

Advanced and intensive study of the major literary critics from Aristotle to modern times. (003658)

Contemporary Theory and Textual Criticism
3.0 Fa/Spr

The study of contemporary approaches to the reading and interpreting of texts. (003659)

Topics in Contemporary Linguistics
3.0 Fa/Spr

Advanced and intensive study of contemporary linguistic theory. Topics vary from semester to semester. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015006)

Advanced Theories of Second Language Acquisition
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 470.

Exploration of the major theories of second language acquisition. (003656)

Internship in Literary Arts
1.0-4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Undergraduate Creative Writing minor, ENGL 620, or submission of portfolio of recent writing and permission of the creative writing faculty.

This course is offered for 1.0-4.0 units. Graduate students will apply their studies in the literary arts to design and carry out a project with a group or organization in the community at large. Projects must be approved by the Creative Writing Coordinator and the creative writing faculty mentor. Recommended for graduate students currently writing a creative thesis for the M.A. in English. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (003661)

Internship in Teaching College English
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 431 or ENGL 470 for ESL; faculty permission.

Supervised classroom experience in teaching ESL, literature, and creative writing. Students must be in MA program in English and have permission of program coordinator and instructor of record. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (015976)

Special Topics in English
3.0 Fa/Spr

Current issues in the study of literature, critical theory, composition, and linguistics. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (003663)

Independent Study
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003691)

Master's Project
1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The Master's Project is developed in consultation with Graduate Coordinator. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003694)

Master's Thesis
1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The Master's Thesis is developed in consultation with Graduate Coordinator. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003692)