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English

ENG 104, 105, 106 Introduction to Literature (4 each)
A sequence in literary genres involving works in English and translation. 104, fiction; 105, drama; 106, poetry. Any two fulfill liberal arts core curriculum literature requirement. Not recommended for English majors and Language Arts Secondary Teaching majors.

 

ENG 107H, 108H Survey of Western Literature (4 each)
For students admitted to WOU’s Honors Program. Courses examine Western literary masterpieces; 107H focuses on Greek and Roman works, 108H on medieval through Enlightenment. All honors courses are writing-intensive. Enrollment requires permission of Honors Program director.

 

ENG 107, 108, 109 Literature of the Western World (4 each)
A chronological survey of masterpieces of Western literature from ancient times to the present. 107, Greco-Roman; 108, Medieval and Renaissance; 109, 18th century to the present. Any two fulfill liberal arts core curriculum literature requirement. English majors and Language Arts Secondary Teaching majors should take ENG 107 and ENG 108; ENG 109 is also highly recommended.

 

ENG 199 Special Studies
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ENG 204 Survey of British Literature (4)
A survey of British literature from Beowulf to 1660. Prerequisites: WR 135 (or equivalent) and two LACC literature courses from: ENG 104-109, FR 110, GL 110; LING 210 may also be used by Early/Elementary/Middle Level Education students

 

ENG 205 Survey of British Literature (4)
A survey of British literature from 1660 to 1832. Prerequisites: WR 135 (or equivalent) and two LACC literature courses from: ENG 104-109, FR 110, GL 110; LING 210 may also be used by Early/Elementary/Middle Level Education students

 

ENG 206 Survey of British Literature (4)
A survey of British literature from 1832 to the present. Prerequisites: completion of WR 135 (or equivalent) and two LACC literature courses from ENG 104-109, FR 110, GL 110: LING 210 may also be used by Early/Elementary/Middle Level Education students

 

ENG 218 Introduction to Literary Study (4)
Introduction to basic literary concepts, research and documentation, and textual explication. English and language arts majors and minors should take this course before enrolling in upper-division literature courses. Prerequisites: WR 135
(or equivalent) and two LACC literature courses from: ENG 104-109, FR 110, GL 110; LING 210; may also be used by Early/Elementary/Middle Level Education students

 

ENG 253 Survey of American Literature (4)
A survey of American literature from the beginnings to 1865. Prerequisites: WR 135 (or equivalent) and two LACC literature courses from: ENG 104-109, FR 110, GL 110; LING 210 may also be used by Early/Elementary/Middle Level Education students

 

ENG 254 Survey of American Literature (4)
A survey of American literature from 1865 to the present. Prerequisites: WR 135 (or equivalent) and two LACC literature courses from: ENG 104-109, FR 110, GL 110; LING 210 may also be used by Early/Elementary/Middle Level Education students

 

ENG 301 Shakespeare (4)
A study of selected major works of Shakespeare. Prerequisite: WR 135 (or equivalent) and LACC Literature/Modern Language requirement.

 

ENG 318 Contemporary Literary Theory (4)
Survey of contemporary literary theories, focusing on their practical application for textual explication.
Prerequisites: WR 135 (or equivalent) and ENG 218

 

ENG 320 Medieval British Literature (4)
An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and themes in Medieval British literature. Prerequisites: ENG 204 and ENG 218, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 321 Renaissance British Literature (4)
An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and themes in Renaissance British literature. Prerequisites: ENG 204 and ENG 218, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 323 British Literature 1660-1832 (4)
An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and/or themes in British literature from restoration, Augustan or Romantic British literature. Prerequisites: ENG 205 and ENG 218, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 324 Victorian British Literature (4)
An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and themes in British literature during the Victorian era. Prerequisites: ENG 206 and ENG 218, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 325 20th Century British Literature (4)
In-depth study of selected writers, forms and themes in 20th century British literature. Prerequisites: ENG 206 and ENG 218, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 331 Period Studies in American Literature to 1865 (4)
In-depth study of selected writers, forms and/or themes in American literature from the beginnings through Romanticism. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 218 and ENG 253, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 332 Period Studies in American Literature since 1865 (4)
An in-depth study of selected writers, forms, and/or themes in American literature since 1865. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 218 and ENG 254, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 340 Period Studies in World Literature Before 1700 (4)
An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and/or themes specific to the period before 1700 in Europe outside of the British Isles. Specific focus will be identified in the online course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: ENG 107 or 108; and ENG 218, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 341 Period Studies in World Literature After 1700 (4)
An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and/or themes specific to the period since 1700 in Europe outside the British Isles. Specific focus will be identified in the online course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: ENG 108 or 109; and ENG 218, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 380 The Bible as Literature (4)
A study of the representative literary forms, events and figures of the English Bible, either Old and/or New Testaments, with emphasis on the Bible’s importance to the subsequent development of the literary and philosophical traditions of the Western world. Prerequisite: WR 135

 

ENG 385 Folklore (4)
An examination of folklore and folklore techniques in a specific context, such as ballad, legend, etc., or of a specific approach, such as children’s folklore, folklore of the Pacific NW, etc., emphasizing the role of folklore in the total study of culture. Specific focus will be identified in each year’s schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: WR 135

 

ENG 386 Form and Meaning in Film (4)
A study of the distinctive aspects of film as an art and communication form, as embodied in the theory and practice of filmmakers and scholars. Prerequisite: WR 135

 

ENG 387 Mythology (4)
An examination of myth and myth techniques in a specific context, such as Greco-Roman, Arthurian, etc., or of a recurrent myth in several mythologies. Specific focus will be identified in each year’s schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: WR 135

 

ENG 389 U.S. Minority Literature (4)
A broad examination of the literature of minority or ethnic groups in the U. S., such as African-American, Chicano, etc. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated.
Prerequisite: ENG 218 or consent of instructor

 

ENG 390 World Literatures (4)
An introduction to literatures outside the European/US tradition, such as African or Asian. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings.
Prerequisite: ENG 218 or consent of instructor

 

ENG 399 Special Studies (4)
An in-depth study of a special topic in literature as identified in each year’s schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: WR 135

 

ENG 406 Special Individual Studies (1-12)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Individual or special studies in a limited area of interest under the guidance of a designated faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor required

 

ENG 407/507 Seminar (4)
A regularly scheduled special topics course. Specific focus will be identified in the online course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisite: ENG 218 or consent of instructor

 

ENG 409 Internship (1-8)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

ENG 418/518 Topics in Theory and Criticism (4)
Concentrated study of a school or schools of criticism or of a theoretical problem. Readings will include theoretical and practical criticism. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 218 and one 300-level literature course, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 421/521 Studies in British Literature (4)
A study of special issues and topics in British literature. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 218 and one 300-level literature course, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 432/532 Studies in American Literature (4)
A study of special issues and topics in American literature. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 218 and one 300-level literature course, or consent of instructo

 

ENG 441/541 Studies in World Literatures (4)
A study of special issues and topics related to literatures of continental Europe. Specific focus will be identified in the online schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 218 or consent of instructor

 

ENG 447/547 Major Figures (4)
An in-depth study of a major figure in literature or of two closely related figures. Specific focus will be identified in the online course offerings May be taken twice if content is not repeated. Prerequisites: ENG 218 and one 300-level literature course, or consent of instructor

 

ENG 465/565 Teaching Literature (4)
Introduction to the theory and practice of teaching literature at the secondary/ early college level, including national and Oregon standards, constructing coherent units of literary study and assessments, and professional resources.
Prerequisites: ENG 218 and one upper division literature course

 

ENG 489/589 Studies in U.S. Minority Literature (4)
In-depth study of the literature of a specific minority or ethnic group in the U.S., such as African-American, Chicano, etc. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings. Course may be taken twice if content is not repeated.
Prerequisite: ENG 218 or consent of instructor

 

ENG 490/590 Studies in World Literatures (4)
In-depth study of literary works outside the European/US tradition, such as African or Asian. Specific focus will be identified in the on-line course offerings.
Prerequisite: ENG 218 or consent of instructor

 

ENG 606 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Provides graduate students the opportunity to study a special or individual area of interest under the guidance of a designated faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor required

 

ENG 620 Studies in Literary Eras (3)
A study of a significant literary era in European, British and American literature, such as Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Augustan, Romantic, Realistic, Modern and Contemporary. Specific focus will be identified in each year’s schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated.

 

ENG 624 British Literature (3)
A study of a period, literary movement or theme in British literature. Specific focus will be identified in each year’s schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated.

 

ENG 626 American Literature (3)
A study of a period, literary movement or theme in American literature. Specific focus will be identified in each year’s schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated.

 

ENG 628 Continental Literature (3)
A study of a period, literary movement or theme in European continental literature. Specific focus will be identified in each year’s schedule of classes. May be taken twice if content is not repeated.

 

ENG 631 Major Theories of Literary Criticism (3)
The history, principles and practice of various aspects of literary criticism. Prerequisite: 15 hours of literature or consent of instructor

 

 

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