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Spring 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 courses for graduate students here.  You can view prerequisites here.

Undergraduate Courses

English 1105 English Forum

English 2001 Creative Writing: Nonfiction

English 2003 Creative Writing: Poetry

English 2005 Creative Writing: Dramatic Writing

English 2007 Creative Writing: Fiction

English 2009G Literature and Human Values (3 sections)

English 2011G Literature, the Self, and the World: Fiction

English 2099G Literature and Human Values, Honors: Race, Age, Gender

English 2205 Introduction to Literary Studies

English 2601 Backgrounds of Western Literature

English 2760 Introduction to Professional Writing

English 2850 Post-Colonial Literature in English

English 2901 Structure of English (3 sections)

English 3001 Advanced Composition (5 sections)

English 3005 Technical Communication

English 3009G Myth and Culture (2 sections)

English 3099G Myth and Culture, Honors

English 3010G Literary Masterworks

English 3110G Cultural Foundations, II

English 3401 Methods of Teaching Composition in the Secondary School

English 3402 Methods of Teaching Literature in the Secondary School

English 3405 Children's Literature (2 sections)

English 3600 The Bible as Literature

English 3701 American Literature: 1800 to Mid-19th Century

English 3703 American Literature: 1900-1950

English 3705 American Multicultural Literatures: Multiculturalism's Greatest Hits (and Misses)

English 3801 Chaucer

English 3802 Shakespeare (2 sections)

English 3803 Renaissance and 17th-Century British Literature

English 3807 Victorian Literature

English 3809 Contemporary British Literatures

English 3892 Shakespeare, Honors

English 3901 Language and Linguistics

English 3903 Women, Literature, and Language: The Memoir

English 4275 Internship in Professional Writing

English 4300/4390 English Senior Seminar: Belief in Fiction & Nonfiction 

EIU 4114G "Lift Every Voice": Identity and Struggles for Freedom in a Postmodern World [EIU Senior Seminar]

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

FILM 3759G History of Cinema

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 4750 Studies in African-American Literature: Race, Class and Mass Incarceration

English 4760 Studies in Professional Writing

English 4762 Poetry Writing

English 4763 Fiction Writing

English 4775 Studies in Literary and Cultural Criticism and Theory: Joyce’s Ulysses and Ireland 

English 4801 Integrating the English Language Arts

English 4903 Young Adult Literature

English 4904 Studies in Film: Horror Cinema & the Nature of the Monster

English 4905 Studies in Youth Literature: From the Funny Papers, to Comic Books, to Graphic Novels

English 4906 Problems in the Teaching of English: Teaching Creative Writing

English 4950 Literary History

Graduate Courses

English 5001 Studies in Old and Middle English Literature: Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature

English 5006 Studies in Twentieth-Century British Literature: Writing Like a Modernist

English 5011 Studies in Composition/Rhetoric: The Practice and Politics of Evaluating Student Writing

English 5020 Graduate Workshop in Creative Writing - Poetry: Reinventing the Lyric

English 5061 Special Topics in Literature and Literary Theory: Midwest Vernacular 

English 5502 Mentored Composition Teaching 

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 4761** or 4762** or     4763** or 4764**, 3401*, 3402*, 4801*, 4903*

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, 3504, 3600, 3604E, 3606, 3706, 3903, 3970, 4275, 4400, 4444‡, 4644‡, 4752, 4760, 4761, 4762, 4763, 4764, 4903, 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.