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Fall 2015 Course Descriptions


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Fall 2015 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 notes and prerequisites here.

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Undergraduate Courses

English 1105 English Forum

English 2000 Introduction to Creative Writing

English 2009G Literature and Human Values

English 2099G Literature and Human Values, Honors

English 2205 Introduction to Literary Studies (2 sections)

English 2601 Backgrounds of Western Literature

English 2705 African American Literature

English 2760 Introduction to Professional Writing

English 2901 Structure of English (3 sections)

English 2950 Transatlantic Literary History I

English 3001 Advanced Composition (6 sections)

English 3009 Myth and Culture

English 3062 Intermediate Poetry Writing

English 3099 Myth and Culture, Honors

English 3100 Cultural Foundations, I

English 3300 Seminar in English Studies

English 3401 Methods of Teaching Composition in the Secondary School

English 3405 Children's Literature (2 sections)

English 3504 Film and Literature

English 3700 American Literature: 1450 to 1800

English 3704 American Literature: 1950 to present

English 3705 American Multicultural Literatures (2 sections)

English 3805 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature

English 3806 British Romantic Literature

English 3808 Modern British Literature

English 4060 Professional Writing Career Development

English 4275 Internship in Professional Writing


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 Advanced Nonfiction Writing

English 4764 Advanced Dramatic Writing

English 4765 Professional Editing

English 4775 Studies in Literary and Cultural Criticism

English 4850 Studies in Third World Literatures


Graduate Courses

English 5000 Introduction to Methods and Issues in English Studies

English 5006 Studies in 20th-Century British Literature

English 5007 Composition Theory and Pedagogy

English 5008 Studies in Colonial American Literature

English 5009 Studies in 19th-Century American Literature

English 5025 Creative Writing Professional Development

English 5061 Viewing and Reviewing Youth Literature

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.