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Consideration of the role of an author's status or identity in literary study. Prerequisite: Writing
designated course (W). (Humanities)

273-277. Topics in English Studies
A focus on a topic in literary studies, in film, or on a topic that bridges literature, film, creative
writing or other arts. See Topics Courses.

280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

311. Grammar and the Politics of English
An examination of the structures and forms which currently govern standard usage of the
English language. Encompasses a broad view of grammar as a subject by a wide-ranging
investigation of the history and development of the language. Examines the social and political
implications of the development of English as a global language. Prerequisites: sophomore
standing and a writing-designated course (W), or ENG 201, 202, or 215. Alternate years.
(Humanities)

317. Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced course in writing poetry. Students will study techniques, share work, and offer
critiques. The course will also include the study of published poetry. Additional topics will
include publication options, manuscript submission procedures, and resources for writers. May
be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENG 215 and sophomore standing. Alternate years.
(Fine Arts)

318. Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced course in writing fiction. Students will study techniques, share work, and offer
critiques. The course will also include the study of published fiction. Additional topics may
include publication options, manuscript submission procedures, and resources for writers. May
be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: ENG 215 and sophomore standing. (Fine Arts)

319. Advanced Critical Writing
Advanced course in academic writing. In discussion, intensive workshops, and individual
instruction, students will critically read and evaluate their own work and the work of their peers,
as well as professional academic writers. In addition to writing several papers, students will
substantially revise and expand the research for a paper they have written for a previous course.
Students must bring to class on the first day a short paper they are prepared to further research
and revise. The course will also give considerable attention to advanced information literacy and
advanced writing style. This course is especially appropriate for students who intend to pursue
graduate study or careers with a strong writing component. Prerequisites: junior standing and a
writing-designated course (W), or ENG 201, 202, or 215.

321. Studies in Medieval Literature
Topical concentrations in English and world literature of the Middle Ages, including cultural
context. Topics may include: Arthurian romance, Dante, Chaucer, the mystical tradition,
chivalry, etc. Prerequisites: writing-designated course (W), or ENG 201, 202, or 215. When
offered off campus, the course entails additional prerequisites. Offered on a two or three year
cycle. No S/U option. (Humanities)

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