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Winter 2014 Course Offerings

1000 Level Courses

English 102F - Foundation English is a non-credit course designed for students whose language is other than English and whose knowledge and use of English do not meet the standards for entry into regular first-year English courses.

English 1020-Writing for Second Language Students I is an introduction to the use of English with emphasis on composition for non-native English speaking students.

English 1021-Writing for Second Language Students II develops skills in critical reading and writing of academic English, with emphasis on research and writing syntheses from sources, for non-native English-speaking students.

English 1080 - Critical Reading and Writing I is an introduction to such literary forms as poetry, short fiction, drama, and the essay. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

English 1101 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Fiction) is a study of such forms as the novel, the novella, and the short story sequence. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

English 1102 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Drama) is a study of drama. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

English 1103 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Poetry) is a study of poetry. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

English 1110 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Context, Substance, Style) is an examination of prose texts such as essays, articles and reviews. Students write for different purposes and audiences. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

2000 Level Courses

English 2000 - Major Writers to 1800 is an introduction to the work of major authors by detailed study of selected texts. There is an emphasis on the various skills of essay writing.

English 2001- Major Writers from 1800 is an introduction to the work of major authors by detailed study of selected texts. There is an emphasis on the various skills of essay writing.

English 2002 - Drama is a survey of drama from the Greeks to the present day.

English 2003 - Poetry is a study of poetry which aims to increase the student=s critical understanding and appreciation of poetry, conducted through an examination of a wide variety of kinds and techniques.

English 2004 - Short Fiction is a study of short fiction which aims to give the student an appreciation of the short story as a literary form. The course will deal with the nature, history and development of short fiction by considering a variety of authors and stories.

English 2150 - Modern Canadian Fiction is a study of representative Canadian fiction since 1930, including such authors as Ross, Buckler, Davies, Laurence, Atwood, Ondaatje and Findley.

English 2214 - Nineteenth–Century American Fiction is a study of representative American fiction of the nineteenth century including works by such authors as Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe Twain and Chopin.

English 2390 - Introduction to Modern English Structures is a practical introduction to the descriptive study of the English language with emphasis on syntax.

English 2600 - Introduction to Middle English is a study of the language and literature of the later medieval period, excluding Chaucer.

English 2850 - What is Film is designed to introduce students to the medium of film. It is aimed at marking a shift from the natural enjoyment of movies to a critical understanding and to modes of film practice. Focus will be on the elements of film as components of cinematic style and meaning and on various approaches to the study of film.

English 2851 - Introduction to Film Form and Film Theory is concerned with developing visual literacy skills, while also providing terminology and theory necessary to critically engage film. Special attention is paid to film form, historical/social contexts for the production and reception of visual images, and the roles that progressive reproduction technologies, spectatorship, and seeing play in understanding our contemporary world through and beyond visual culture.

English 2870 Children’s Literature is an introduction to literature written for children and young people. Beginning with an examination of the history of children’s literature in the British Isles and North America, the course will focus on twentieth century and contemporary works, touching on a broad range of genres, audiences and reading levels.

3000 Level Courses

English 3002 - Medieval Book (same as Medieval Studies 3000, History 3000, Religious Studies 3000) is an examination of the development and role of the manuscript book during the Middle Ages. Topics covered will include book production and dissemination; authors, scribes and audiences; and various kinds of books (e.g. glossed Bibles, anthologies, books of hours, etc.) and their uses.
CR: Medieval Studies 3000, History 3000, Religious Studies 3000
PR: Medieval Studies 2000, 2001 or 2002 or permission of the instructor

English 3155 – Newfoundland Literature is a study of Newfoundland literature with emphasis on representative writers since 1900.
Note: Students can receive credit for only one of ENGL 2155 and 3155.

English 3161 - Nation, Region, Identity: Studies in Post-Colonial Literatures concentrates on examples of writing from within a single formerly colonized region, or nation, such as the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian sub-continent or Australasiai. English 3161 will be taught as an Australian Literature course.

English 3172 - Anglo-Irish Poetry is a study of representative Anglo-Irish poetry by such authors as Ferguson, Allingham, Joyce, Yeats, Stephens, Clarke, Kavanagh, Kinsella, Montague and Heaney.
CR: the former English 3170 or the former English 4185
PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

English 3200 - Shakespeare is a study of six tragedies and romances such as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Anthony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest.

English 3201 - Shakespeare is a study of six comedies and histories such as Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V.

English 3600 - Chaucer. A study of representative poems.

English 3811 - Fantasy: Readings of the Lord of the Rings will examine the various critical approaches and readings of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

English 3816 - Television is an introduction to the principles of acting for the camera through lecture, discussion and studio work.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3350 and 3351.
Note: Admission priority will be given to students in Diploma in Performance and Communications Media.

English 3843 - Introduction to Graphic Novel introduces students to the graphic novel and its role in documenting and interpreting social, historical, and current events.

ENGL 3850 - Atlantic-Canadian Literature and Heritage Tourism is a study of selected works of poetry, fiction, drama, and film that have contributed to and interrogated the heritage-tourism industry in the Atlantic region. The course will incorporate interdisciplinary readings from tourism studies, history, and cultural policy.

English 3900 - Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction is conducted as a seminar using models of contemporary writing and the students' own work. Each student will be required to submit work regularly.
CR: credit may be obtained for only two of ENGL 3900, 3901, and 3905
PR: Normally, admission to this course will be based on the instructor's evaluation of the student's writing. Class size will be limited.

English 3912 - Songwriting uses models from early ballads to contemporary hits and near-misses as a basis for students’ own work. Guest songwriters will be invited to meet with students to discuss their compositions. Students will analyse song lyrics, write their own songs and collaborate on a major class project. The ability to sing or play a musical instrument or to read or write sheet music, while desirable, is not required.

4000 Level Courses

English 4041 - Later Eighteenth-Century British Literature is a study of selected works by such authors as Boswell, Burney, Johnson, Smollett, and Sterne.
PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

English 4061 - Victorian Literature II is a study of selected works by such writers as Thackeray, Gaskell, George Eliot, Arnold, and the Rossettis.
PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

English 4101 - Critical Theory II is a survey of critical approaches to literature in the twentieth century.

English 4211 - Shakespeare's Roman and Greek Plays is a course for students who have completed ENGL 3200 or 3201. Plays studied: Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Pericles, Cymbeline.
CR: credit may be obtained for only two of ENGL 4210, 4211, and the former 4316
PR: ENGL 3200 or 3201

English 4261 - American Literature from 1928 to 1945 concentrates on the study of American fiction, drama and poetry in the period between the two World Wars. The course includes such writers as Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, O’Neill, Stevens, Cummings and Hart Crane.
CR: credit may be obtained for only three of ENGL 3215, 4260, 4261 and 4270
PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

English 4270 - American Literature Since 1945 is a study of representative writers of the period, such as Stevens, Lowell, Wilbur, Plath, McCullers, Bellow, Malamud.
CR: credit may be obtained for only three of ENGL 3215, 4260, 4261, and 4270
PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

English 4400 - Directing is the analysis, production plans and execution of selected projects.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3350 and 3351 or permission of the instructor, in consultation with the Head of the Department.

English 4402 - Producing the Documentary is a full semester working on a selected project, to culminate in the creation of a completed video. Students, working in groups established by the program Co-ordinator, will be required to participate in all aspects of production.
Prerequisites: ENGL 3350, 3351 and 3816.
Note: Admission priority will be given to students in Diploma in Performance and Communications Media.

English 4901 - Book History and Print Culture II is an introduction to bibliographical and textual studies from 1800 to the present day. Areas covered may include the book as a material object; the history of the book; machine-press period; industrialization of printing; globalization of the book trade; intellectual property and copyright; electronic book; digital literacy; digital literatures.
Please note: The prerequisite of English 4900 can be waived by the Department of English. Students must have completed two English courses at the 3000-level.

English 4911 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry uses models of contemporary writing and the students' own work. This course is designed to develop further the technical skill of those students who have reached a high level of achievement in the introductory creative writing course in poetry, English 3901 (or who have a body of work of exceptional accomplishment) and to help them move towards publication in literary journals and chapbooks.
PR: normally, admission to this course will be based on the instructor's evaluation of the student's writing and on the achievement of a minimum grade of 70% in ENGL 3901 or ENGL 3900

English 4913 - Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction is conducted as a seminar using models of contemporary writing and the students’ own work. Each student will be required to submit work regularly.
PR: successful completion of at least one Creative Writing course at the 3000-level, plus submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor

 

English 4999 - Essay for Honours Candidates is required as part of the Honours program. This course is not available on the electronic registration system. Registration for this course requires the signature of the essay advisor and the Manager of Academic Programs or the Head.

 

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