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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.

ENGL 001

Freshman Composition    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: English Placement Test.

Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. This is an approved General Education course. CAN ENGL 2.

ENGL 001A

Writing Workshop    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: EPT Score: 141 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. 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 unit requirements. Credit/no credit grading only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 10.0 units.

ENGL 001H

Honors English Composition    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.

ENGL 020

Beginning Creative Writing    4.0 Fa/Spr

Workshop for beginning writers of poetry, fiction, and drama. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours workshop. This is an approved General Education course. CAN ENGL 6.

ENGL 052

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 Non-Western Course.

ENGL 055

The Medieval Mind    3.0 Fa/Spr

A study of the European Middle Ages, including literature, religion, and technology. This is an approved General Education course.

ENGL 056A

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 Ethnic Course. Formerly ENGL 053.

This course is the same as AFAM 056A which may be substituted.

ENGL 056B

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 Ethnic Course. Formerly ENGL 058.

This course is the same as AIST 056B which may be substituted.

ENGL 056C

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 Ethnic Course. Formerly ENGL 059.

This course is the same as AAST 056C which may be substituted.

ENGL 056D

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 Ethnic Course.

ENGL 070

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.

ENGL 100

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.

ENGL 101

Reading Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 110 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. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

ENGL 102

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.

ENGL 109

Creative Writing for Majors    4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the writing of poetry, fiction, and drama; to the critical assessment of student and literary works; and to creative writing pedagogy. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours workshop.

ENGL 110

Advanced Composition for Future Teachers    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001. ENGL 124 recommended.

Advanced practice in writing using writing in the classroom for single- and multiple-subject credential candidates.

ENGL 111

Creative Nonfiction    4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours workshop.

ENGL 112

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.

ENGL 120A

Poetry Writing    4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 020 or ENGL 109.

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

ENGL 120B

Fiction Writing    4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 020 or ENGL 109.

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

ENGL 120C

Play Writing    4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 020 or ENGL 109.

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

ENGL 121

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.

ENGL 124

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.

ENGL 130

Introduction to Technical Writing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

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.

ENGL 137

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours lecture.

ENGL 138

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours lecture.

ENGL 153

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 Ethnic Course.

ENGL 154

Classical Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

ENGL 155

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.

ENGL 156A

Survey of British Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of British literature from Beowulf to mid-1700s.

ENGL 156B

Survey of British Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of British literature from mid-1700s to the twentieth century.

ENGL 157A

Survey of American Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of American literature from its beginnings to the 1850s.

ENGL 157B

Survey of American Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of American literature from the 1850s to 1945.

ENGL 160

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 the same as WMST 160 which may be substituted.

ENGL 161

Themes in American Film    3.0 Fall

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

ENGL 162

Modern Individual in the World Cinema    3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of major films and directors of the international cinema, with special focus on views of the human condition in the modern age. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours lecture.

ENGL 164

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. This is an approved General Education course.

ENGL 170

American Ethnic and Regional Writers    3.0 Fa/Spr

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 Ethnic Course.

This course is the same as AMST 170 which may be substituted.

ENGL 175

Rhetoric and Writing    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

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.

ENGL 185

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.

ENGL 187

Modernism    3.0 Fa/Spr

An intensive survey of major modernist movements as reflected in key exampples of fiction, poetry, drama and film in the history of modern culture. This is an approved General Education course.

ENGL 196

Introduction to Literary Editing and    4.0 Spring
Publishing in America

History of editing, acquisition of basic editorial skills, and study of the publishing process. Class publishes First Hand. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours workshop.

ENGL 198

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 198A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. 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.

ENGL 198H

Special Topics/Honors    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 198A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. This is an approved General Education course.

ENGL 199

Special Problems    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered as 199A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Credit/no credit grading only.

ENGL 200

Chaucer and His Age    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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.

ENGL 205

Early British Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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

ENGL 210

Shakespeare    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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.

ENGL 215

Milton and His Age    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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.

ENGL 216

British Renaissance Literature:    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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.

ENGL 217

Seventeenth-Century Literature    3.0 OddFall

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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.

ENGL 218

The Long Eithteenth Century    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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

ENGL 219A

The Romantic Period    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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.

ENGL 219B

The Victorian Period    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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.

ENGL 220A

Advanced Poetry Writing    4.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 120A.

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

ENGL 220B

Advanced Fiction Writing    4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 120B.

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

ENGL 220C

Advanced Play Writing    4.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 120C.

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

ENGL 220D

From Page to Stage    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 120A, ENGL 120B, or ENGL 120C.

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

ENGL 220E

Chapbook Production    4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 296 or two 200-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing; or ENGL 320 and ENGL 321.

This course involves students in the process of chapbook production, from advertising, solicitation, judging and selecting manuscripts, through all stages of book production. The resulting chapbook is published by CSU, Chico and FLume Press. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours workshop.

ENGL 222

Pedagogical Grammar    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

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

ENGL 223

Historical Linguistics    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

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.

ENGL 224

Syntactic and Morphological Analysis    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 121, ENGL 124.

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

ENGL 225

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.

ENGL 226

Phonological Analysis    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 121, ENGL 124.

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.

ENGL 227

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.

ENGL 228

Linguistic Approaches to Reading    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

An examination of recent psycholinguistic theory and research in the field of reading as a language process providing practical experience in reading instruction.

ENGL 229

Language and Gender in    3.0 Inquire
Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or WMST 100.

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 the same as MCGS 229 which may be substituted.

ENGL 230

Proposal Writing    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or ENGL 175; 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.

ENGL 231

Theory and Practice in Tutoring Composition    4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Strongly recommended: ENGL 110 and ENGL 175. With permission of instructor, course may be repeated once for credit, but credit will not count toward major.

Training and experience in the tutoring of students in composition. 3.0 hours seminar, 3.0 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units.

ENGL 232

Theory and Practice of    3.0 Fa/Spr
Second Language Acquisition

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

Introduction to major issues in second language acquisition and teaching. Includes 3.0 hours field experience with second language learner(s). This course is required for CLAD and BCLAD credentials as well as credential programs beginning in the fall of 2003 under SB 2042 standards. 2.0 hours seminar, 3.0 hours laboratory.

ENGL 235

Writing for Computer Industry    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 230 (may be taken concurrently).

Study and practice in developing computer system documentation. The course includes development cycles, documentation management and maintenance, information organization and design, and quality assurance and usability testing.

ENGL 238

Modern Poetry    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

ENGL 245

Development of British Drama    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

The beginnings of British drama to the closing of the theatres, with emphasis on Renaissance drama, exclusive of Shakespeare.

ENGL 248

Modern Drama    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

ENGL 252

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.

ENGL 255A

The British Novel    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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

ENGL 255B

The British Novel    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 156A.

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

ENGL 256

The American Novel    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 157A.

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

ENGL 257A

American Literature: Beginning to 1850s    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 157A.

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

ENGL 257B

American Literature: 1850s-1945    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 157B.

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

ENGL 257C

American Literature: 1945-Present    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 157B.

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

ENGL 258

The Modern Novel    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

ENGL 265

Studies in Major American Authors    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 157A or ENGL 157B.

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.

ENGL 275

Editing Manuscripts for Publication    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 124 or ENGL 175 (may be taken concurrently).

Lecture/discussion with some practical application in copyediting manuscripts for publication. Students will copyedit manuscripts.

ENGL 289

Internship in English    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an internship offered as 289A-C, for 1-3 units respectively. 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.

ENGL 292

American Multicultural Literature    3.0 Inquire

A study of American ethnic and multicultural literature, popular culture, and critical theory.

This course is the same as MCGS 292 which may be substituted.

ENGL 293

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.

ENGL 294

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

Prerequisites: ENGL 124, ENGL 175, and ENGL 210.

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.

ENGL 296

Literary Editing    4.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 020 (may be taken concurrently).

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours workshop.

ENGL 297A

American Literary Topics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Seminar examination of writers and themes in American literature. Consult The Class Schedule for specific topics.

ENGL 297B

British Literary Topics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Seminar examination of writers or themes in British literature. Consult The Class Schedule for specific topics.

ENGL 297C

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.

ENGL 297D

Contemporary Linguistic Topics    3.0 OddSprg

Prerequisites: ENGL 121; ENGL 124.

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.

ENGL 298

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 298A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. 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.

ENGL 299H

Honors Senior Thesis    6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; ENGL 175, 3 units selected from ENGL 156AB or ENGL 157AB, 3 units of 200-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.

ENGL 301

Introduction to Graduate Research:    3.0 Fa/Spr
Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research

Required of all MA candidates. Scholarly resources and techniques (including the new library technology) for the study of critical scholarship in literature and language. Course to include close examination of the types of criticism appearing in selected scholarly journals.

ENGL 310A

British Medieval Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

ENGL 310B

Renaissance British Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

ENGL 310C

17th-Century British Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

ENGL 310D

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

ENGL 310E

British Romantic Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

ENGL 310F

British Victorian Literature    3.0 Fa/Spr

ENGL 310G

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

ENGL 310I

American Literature: Beginnings to 1865    3.0 Inquire

ENGL 310J

American Literature: 1865-1920    3.0 Fa/Spr

ENGL 310K

American Literature: 1920 to Present    3.0 Fa/Spr

ENGL 320

Writer’s Workshop    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Equivalent of the Minor in Creative Writing or approval of the instructor; submission of a portfolio of original writing to the instructor at least one week prior to the beginning of the semester for evaluation by the creative writing committee.

This course is for advanced 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.

ENGL 320E

Chapbook Production    4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 296; or two 200-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing; or ENGL 320 and ENGL 321.

This course involves students in the entire process of chapbook production, from advertising, solicitation, judging and selecting manuscripts, through all stages of book production. The resulting chapbook is published by CSU, Chico and Flume Press. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours workshop. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units.

ENGL 321

Form and Creative Process    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 220A, ENGL 220B, or ENGL 220C.

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.

ENGL 322

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.

ENGL 326

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.

ENGL 332

Advanced Theories of    3.0 Inquire
Second Language Acquisition

Prerequisites: ENGL 232.

Exploration of the major theories of second language acquisition.

ENGL 352

Theories of Literacy    3.0 Spring

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

ENGL 372

Seminar in Literary Criticism    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

ENGL 375

Contemporary Theory and Textual Criticism    3.0 Fa/Spr

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

ENGL 380

Teaching Composition    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 231.

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

ENGL 389

Internship in Literary Arts    1.0-4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Undergraduate Creative Writing minor, ENGL 320, or submission of portfolio of recent writing and permission of the creative writing faculty. faculty permission.

This course is offered as ENGL 389A-D for 1.0 to 4.0 units respectively. 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. Credit/no credit grading only.

ENGL 389T

Internship in Teaching College English    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 231 or ENGL 232 for ESL;

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. Credit/no credit grading only.

ENGL 391

Composition Program    3.0 OddFall
Design and Development

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

ENGL 392

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.

ENGL 397A

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.

ENGL 397B

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.

ENGL 397C

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.

ENGL 397D

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.

ENGL 398

Independent Study    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate level independent study offered as 398A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member.

ENGL 399

Master’s Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a master’s study offered as either a Master’s Thesis, identified as 399A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively, or as a Master’s Project, identified as 399G-L for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Master’s Thesis developed in consultation with Graduate Adviser.