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Upper Level Course Sequence  

Below is a projection of courses in literature, creative writing, and communications that the English Department will be offering over the next two years. There may well be changes in this list, but it should help students to plan ahead.

List of English Courses: Two-Year Projection
Spring 2016-Fall 2018
Updated: September 22, 2016

Fall 2016
260 Introduction to English Studies (Voeller)
303 English Renaissance Drama (Sweitzer) A
309 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Prose and Poetry (Chalmers) B
320 African American Literature (Neighbors) C
333 The Modern Novel (Wilson) B
336 European Masterpieces I (Grinnell) D
342 English Grammar and Usage (Ware) E
345 Gender Theory and Literature (Hitchmough) E
309 Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (Voeller) C
371 Short Story Workshop (Singleton) F
373 Poetry Workshop (TBA)  
379 Screenwriting Workshop (Sexeny) F
384 Writing for the Mass Media (Powers) F
388 Public Speaking (Powers) F
435 Global Digital Cultures (Hall) D
436 Literature and Human Rights (Rostan) D 


Spring 2017
260 Introduction to English Studies (TBA)
301 British Medieval Literature (Grinnell) A
306 Shakespeare's Tragedies and Romances (Sweitzer) A
312 The Victorian Period (Hitchmough) B
316 Contemporary British Literature (Chalmers) B
321 American Literature before the Civil War (Voeller) C
325 Modern Drama (Wilson) D
329 Postmodern Literature (Neighbors) C
343 History of the English Language (Ware) E 
352 Sexuality in Film (Sexeny) E
372 Advanced Short Story Workshop (Singleton) F
379 Screenwriting Workshop (F)
381-82-83 Communications, Team Dynamics, and Conflict Management (Powers) F
388 Public Speaking (Powers) F
437 Selected Topics in World Literature (Rostan) D
475 Writing with Sound (Blouke) F
479 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (Sexeny) F

Fall 2017

260 Introduction to English Studies (TBA)
304 Spenser and Milton (Sweitzer) A
308 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama (Ware) B
310 Arthurian Literature, 500-1800 CE (Grinnell) A
318 Early American Popular Novels (Voeller) C
324 American Ethnic Literature (Neighbors) C
326 Contemporary American Fiction (Trakas) C
331 The Early English Novel (Chalmers) B
332 Later English Novel (Hitchmough) B
339 Race, Gender, and Empire (Rostan) D
344 Teaching of Adolescent Literature (Wilson) E
371 Short Story Workshop (Singleton) F

Spring 2018

260 Introduction to English Studies (TBA)
302 Chaucer (Grinnell) A
305 Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories (Sweitzer) A
322 American Literature after the Civil War (Voeller) C
330 The Black Arts Movement (Neighbors) C
335 The Picaresque Novel (Ware) D
337 European Masterpieces II (Hitchmough) D
340 African Literature (Rostan) D
375 Art of the Personal Essay (Singleton) F
378 Novella Workshop (Trakas) F
387 Business and Professional Writing (Wilson) F

Fall 2018

341 Literary Theory (Chalmers) E