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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2007/2008)
11.10 English Language and Literature

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Division.

Notes:

  1. One of English 1000, 1050, the former 1100 and one of English 1001, 1051, 1110 are prerequisites for all other courses.

  2. Students cannot receive credit for more than one of English 1000, 1050, 1080, 1100 or for more than one of 1001, 1051, 1101, 1102, 1103, and 1110.

  3. A student cannot receive credit for more than 6 credit hours at the first year level. This includes unspecified transfer credits.

  4. No students shall register in any course having an initial digit "3" unless they have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in courses having an initial digit "2".

  5. No students shall register in any course having an initial digit "4" unless they have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in courses having an initial digit "3".

11.10.1 English Core Courses

1000

Introduction to English I

is an introduction to English literature and to the use of the English language with a particular emphasis on composition.

1001

Introduction to English II

is a continuation of the studies begun in English 1000.

Prerequisite: English 1000 or 1050 or the former 1100.

1110

Comprehension, Writing and Prose Style

is an introduction to the analysis of prose and to writing for various purposes, including exposition.

Prerequisite: English 1000 or 1050 or 1080 or the former 1100.

Lectures: Three hours per week.

Notes:

  1. Students cannot receive credit for both 1110 and 2010.

  2. Students cannot receive credit for both English 1020 and 1110, nor for both 1030 and 1110.

2005

Literary Survey I (The beginnings to 1660)

introduces students to the major writers by detailed study of selected texts. The course will include such authors as Chaucer, Mallory, Shakespeare, Spenser, Bacon, Webster, Donne and works such as Beowulf, the Old English Elegies and Gawaine and the Green Knight. Recommended for English specialization students that English 2005 be taken first in the English 2005-2006-2007 sequence.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only one of English 2000, 2005, and 2110.

2006

Literary Survey II (1660-1837)

introduces students to the major writers by detailed study of selected texts. The course will include such authors as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Fielding, Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Byron, Keats and Shelley. Recommended for English specialization students that English 2006 be taken second in the 2005-2006-2007 sequence.

2007

Literary Survey III (1837 to the present)

introduces students to the major writers by detailed study of selected texts. The course will include such authors as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hardy, George Eliot, Dickens, Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas. Recommended for English specialization students that English 2007 be taken third in the English 2005-2006-2007 sequence.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only one of English 2001, 2007, and 2111.

3205

Shakespeare Survey

is a study of at least eight plays, two from each dramatic mode: comedy, history, tragedy, and romance.

Prerequisite: Two second-year English courses.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only two of 3200, 3201, 3205 and 3206.

3206

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

is a study of the relationship between Shakespeare and his major classical sources, with a particular focus on the use of classical literature in the Renaissance.

Prerequisite: Two second-year English courses.

Note:

Students can receive credit for two of 3200, 3201, 3205, 3206 and 4211.

3395

The Literary Uses of English from the Earliest Times to the Present

is an exploration of the development of the English language, as evidenced by its literary uses.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 3395 and 2401.

4105

Critical Approaches and Theory

is a survey of critical approaches to English Literature, particularly those adopted by twentieth century readers. The course will attempt to give an account of the theories on which these approaches are based and some attention will be paid to the application of different approaches to specific works of literature.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only one of English 4101 and 4105.

4950

Individual Project in English

is an individual project of a creative, or a critical, or a research character on a topic which is subject to the approval of the Program Chair. The topic will be prepared under the supervision of a designated faculty member or members.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only one of English 4950 and 4990.

11.10.2 Dramatic Literature

2350

Introduction to Drama I

is a survey of the major plays in the history of western drama from the Greeks to the end of the eighteenth century.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 2002 and 2350.

2351

Introduction to Drama II

is a survey of the major plays in the history of western drama from the 19th Century to the present.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 2002 and 2351.

3021

English Drama to 1580

is a study of the development of English drama from the Middle Ages to 1580. The course may also consider the popular arts, such as folk plays and mumming.

3171

Anglo-Irish Drama

is a study of representative Anglo-Irish drama by such authors as Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Lady Gregory, O'Casey, Behan, Friel and Molloy.

Note:

This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed English 3170 or 3180.

3181

Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

is a study of major dramatic texts from 1660 to the end of the eighteenth century.

3275

Modern Drama (1830-1930)

is a study of western drama and performance during the period 1830-1930, with a focus on theatrical and dramatic texts and movements, as well as artistic, social, political, technological, and philosophical influences.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only one of English 3275, the former 3300, and 4300.

4302

Contemporary British Drama

is a study of representative dramatic works of contemporary British drama.

4305

Contemporary Drama

is a study of modern and post-modern western drama and performance from 1930 to the present, with a focus on theatrical and dramatic texts and movements, as well as artistic, social, political, technological and philosophical influences. Recommended previous course: English 3275.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only one of English 4301, the former 3301, and 4305.

4307

Contemporary Canadian Drama

is a study of contemporary drama and performance in Canada, focusing on texts representative of Canada's cultural and regional diversity.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 3156 and 4307.

4308

20th Century American Drama

is a study of American drama and performance from the turn of the century to the present, focusing on the theatre's historic role in the definition, reinforcement and scrutinizing of American mythology.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 3260 and 4308.

4317

Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama

is a survey of Shakespeare's dramatic rivals and the Elizabethan and Jacobean repertoires. Prerequisites: English 3200 or 3201.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 3022 and 4317.

4836-4844

Special Topics in Drama

is supervised study in specialized areas of dramatic literature. Course topic, design, and requirements to be determined through consultation by the student with the instructor.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

11.10.3 Canadian Literature

2146

Canadian Prose after 1949

is a study of the outstanding works of Canadian prose from 1949 to the present.

Prerequisite: Two first-year English courses.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only one of English 2146, English 2150, English 2151 and the former English 3146.

2155

Newfoundland Literature

is a study of Newfoundland literature with emphasis on representative writers since 1949.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 2155 and 3155.

2156

Canadian Short Stories

is a study of Canadian short stories which aims to give the student a heightened appreciation of individual short stories, and some sense of the range of Canadian accomplishment in the genre.

3145

Canadian Fiction to 1949

is a study of outstanding works of Canadian fiction from the beginnings to 1949.

3147

Canadian Poetry to 1949

is a study of representative Canadian poetry from the pre-confederation period to 1949.

3148

Canadian Poetry After 1949

is a study of Canadian poetry from 1949 to the present, with emphasis on the work of major poets and an examination of the various styles and theories of poetry developed during the period.

3149

Canadian Prose

is a study of selected works of Canadian prose, covering both fiction and non-fiction.

4307

Contemporary Canadian Drama

course description can be found in the dramatic literature list above.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 3156 and 4307.

4825-4835

Special Topics in Canadian Literature

is a variety of topics to be offered as resources permit.

11.10.4 Modern Literature

2215

American Literature to 1900

is a study of the historical origins and development of nineteenth century American Literature, concentrating on a selection of works within their political, social and artistic contexts.

Note:

Students cannot receive credit for both English 2214 and 2215.

2242

Science Fiction

is a survey of Science Fiction from its earliest days to the present. Subjects that will be considered include the evolution of the genre, the relations among humans, technology and multinational capitalism, and the significance of memory and space.

Lectures: Three hours per week.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed a first-year English sequence to be eligible for English 2242.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both English 2242 and English 2811.

2705

Modern World Literature in Translation

is a study of modern world literature in English translation, with focus on writers of the twentieth century who have attained international stature.

2805

Women's Writing to 1900

is a study of writing by women in the British Isles and North America from the Middle Ages to 1900, including such items as letters and journals as well as fiction, poetry, and drama.

Note:

Students can receive credit for 2805 and only one of 3810 or 3830. (This credit restriction note replaces the note in earlier calendars and is retroactive to September 1, 1993.)

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.

3215

20th Century American Literature

is study of American poetry and fiction from 1900 to 1960.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only three of English 3215, 4260, 4261, and 4270.

3216

20th Century British and Irish Literature

is a study of British and Anglo-Irish poetry and fiction from 1900 to 1960.

3810

20th Century Non-Fiction Writing by Women

is a study of twentieth century topical writing by women, including writing about social, political, and artistic and literary questions. Non-traditional as well as traditional genres will be studied.

Prerequisites: English 2805 or permission of the instructor.

Note:

Students can receive credit for 3810 and only one of 2805 or 3830. (This credit restriction note replaces the note in earlier calendars and is retroactive to September 1, 1993.)

3905

Creative Writing

is a workshop course for aspiring writers of poetry and/or fiction. Limited enrolment. Applicants will be required to submit a sampling of their previous and current work.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Note:

Students can receive credit for only two of English 3900, 3901, and 3905.

4245

Contemporary Fiction in English

is an in-depth study of a selection of recent short fiction and novels in English. The focus will be on recent developments in American, British, Irish and Commonwealth fiction (excluding Canadian).

4246

Contemporary Poetry in English

is an in-depth study of contemporary poetry in English. The focus will be on major poets and developments in the U.S.A., Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth (excluding Canada) since 1945.

4905

Advanced Creative Writing

is a workshop course for creative writers who have demonstrated considerable talent and skill in poetry and/or prose fiction. Limited enrolment.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

11.10.5 English Courses for Non-Major Students

2010

Comprehension Writing and Prose Style (I)

will chiefly emphasize the development of (a) the capacity to understand and appreciate the varieties of prose through close analysis of a wide range of examples, and (b) the ability to write expository and other kinds of prose.

Note:

This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed English 1110.

3110

Greek Literature in Translation

(same as Classics 3110) is representative readings in English of the principal literary forms of Classical Greece. The literary achievement of the Greeks and their contributions to Western letters and culture.

3111

Latin Literature in Translation

(same as Classics 3111) is representative readings in English of the principal literary forms of Republican and Imperial Rome. The literary achievement of the Romans and their contribution to Western letters and culture.