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Fall 2014 Course Offerings

Each course links to a description from the instructor.  Where more than one section is available, descriptions are provided by each instructor.  You can view graduate courses here.  You can view prerequisites here.

Undergraduate Courses

English 1105 English Forum

English 2003 Creative Writing: Poetry

English 2007 Creative Writing: Fiction

English 2009G Literature and Human Values (2 sections)

English 2091G Literature, the Self, and the World, Honors

English 2205 Introduction to Literary Studies

English 2601 Backgrounds of Western Literature

English 2705 African American Literature

English 2760 Introduction to Professional Writing

English 2901 Structure of English (2 sections)

English 3001 Advanced Composition (7 sections)

English 3005 Technical Communication

English 3009 Myth and Culture (2 sections)

English 3099 Myth and Culture, Honors

English 3010 Literary Masterworks

English 3100 Cultural Foundations, I

English 3401 Methods of Teaching Composition in the Secondary School

English 3405 Children's Literature

English 3504 Chasing Jane Austen: 19th-Century Literature and/on Film

English 3700 American Literature: 1450 to 1800

English 3704 American Literature: 1950 to present

English 3705 American Multicultural Literatures - Sexual Borderlands: Troubling Intimacy

English 3800 Medieval British Literature

English 3804 Milton

English 3805 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature: Alien Encounters 1660-1800

English 3806 British Romantic Literature

English 3808 Modern British Literature

English 3903 Reclaiming the F Word:  Modern Women Rewriting Sexuality 

English 4060 Professional Writing Career Development

English 4275 Internship in Professional Writing

English 4300/4390 Senior Seminar (2 sections)

EIU 4192G Film and Contemporary Society [Honors EIU Senior Seminar] 

HIC 2000G Evolution in the Humanities  

Classes numbered 4750 through 4999 are open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  Graduate students are limited to nine hours of course work in this category.

English 4761 Creative Nonfiction Writing

English 4764 Play Writing

English 4765 Professional Editing

English 4775 Literature and Science: On Bugs, Zombies, and Literary Theory

English 4801 Integrating the English Language Arts

English 4850 Studies in Third World Literatures: Y los otros? Remembering and Identity in Latin American Literatures 

English 4903 Young Adult Literature

English 4905 Studies in Youth Literature: African American Youth Literature 

English 4950 Literary History

Graduate Courses

English 5000 Introduction to Methods and Issues in English Studies

English 5002 Studies in Renaissance Literature: Neglected Shakespeare 

English 5005 Vintage Violence: Crime Fiction from Dickens to Doyle 

English 5007 Composition Theory and Pedagogy

English 5010 Multicultural Authors and Authorship

English 5025 Creative Writing Professional Development

English 5061 Postcolonial and Post-Colonial: Time, Space, and Memory

English 5260 Science and Technical Communication

English 5960 Internship in Professional Writing

Prerequisites & Notes

1.  ENG 1002G is a prerequisite for 2000-level courses and above.

2.  All courses designated with a G (for example, ENG 2009G) fulfill requirements in the EIU General Education Program.

3.  ENG 3010G and 3090G, courses in the General Education Program, do not fulfill requirements in the English major or minors.

Most Recent Catalog

Group 1—Foundation Courses: 1105, 2205§, 2601, 2901* or 3901 or 4901, 2760 or 3001 or 3002 or 3005 or 4000-level CW

Group 2—Focused Study in Multicultural Literatures: 2705, 2850, 3705*, 3907, 4750, 4850

Group 3—Breadth in Historical Literary Studies

3A. Literature before 1800: 3800, 3803, 3805, 3700, 3604A, and courses in Group 5 when so designated in this course description booklet

3B. 19th Century: 3806, 3807, 3701, 3702, 3604B, and courses in Group 5 when so designated in this course description booklet

3C. 20th Century and After: 3808, 3809, 3703, 3704, 3604D, and courses in Group 5 when so designated in this course description booklet

3D. Major Author Study: 3601, 3801, 3802 or 3892‡, 3804, and courses in Group 5 when so designated in this course description booklet

Group 4—Capstone Courses: 4300 or 4390‡, 4775 or 4950

Group 5—English Electives: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009G, 2011G, 2091G‡, 2099G‡, 2602, 2603, 2692‡, 2760, 3005, 3009G, 3099G‡, 3405, 3406, 3504, 3600, 3604E, 3606, 3706, 3903, 3970, 4275, 4400, 4444‡, 4644‡, 4752, 4760, 4761, 4762, 4763, 4764, 4903, 4904, 4905, 4906

*Required for Teacher Certification only

‡Honors students only

§Prerequisite: ENG 1105, or concurrent enrollment in ENG 1105.  Concurrent or prior registration in ENG 2205 is strongly recommended for majors in all courses at the 2000-level and above.