Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
14.6 English

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 Department.

Lists of texts and readings for courses may be obtained from the Secretary of the Department of English. Courses for which there is insufficient demand will not be given.

  1. ENGL 1000 and 1090 are courses for students who have attained a standard in Level III English acceptable to the Department.

  2. ENGL 1001, 1110, 1191, 1192, 1193 are courses which may be taken by students who have successfully completed 1000 or 1090.

  3. ENGL 1000, 1001, 1090, 1191, 1192, 1193 are courses which may be taken by students who have successfully completed 1020 or the former 1030.

  4. Students cannot receive credit for more than one of ENGL 1000 or 1090, or for more than one of one of 1001, 1110, 1191, 1192, 1193.

English courses are designated by ENGL.

102F

Foundation English

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

CH: 0

LC: 4 hours of lecture plus one hour conversation class

LH: 1

UL: may not be taken concurrently with a 1000-level English course

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. This course is for students whose first language is not English and who have passed 102F or have attained a standard acceptable to the Department on the English Placement Test. Students who have passed ENGL 1020 may take as their second English course one of ENGL 1021, 1090, 1191, 1192, or 1193. Students completing this course may elect to use it with ENGL 1021 to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Language Study Requirement.

CR: the former ENGL 1030, ENGL 1110. Students may not receive credit for more than 6 credit hours in English courses at the 1000 level (this includes unspecified 1000-level English transfer credits), except ENGL 1020 and 1021 if they are used to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Language Study Requirement.

PR: Admission to this course will be determined on the basis of the departmental English Placement Test or successful completion of ENGL 102F.

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. Students completing this course may elect to use it with ENGL 1020 to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Language Study Requirement.

CR: Students may not receive credit for more than 6 credit hours in English courses at the 1000 level (this includes unspecified 1000-level English transfer credits), except ENGL 1020 and 1021 if they are used to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Language Study Requirement.

PR: ENGL 1020

1090

Critical Reading and Writing: Telling Stories

is a foundational course for all university programs undertaken at Memorial University of Newfoundland, since understanding how stories work is fundamental lo all disciplines. This course focuses on the language we encounter in our reading and use to record our reading experiences. 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. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/crw.

CR: ENGL 1000 or the former 1080. Except for the purposes of fulfilling a Critical Reading and Writing requirement, credit may not be received for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

1110

Critical Reading and Writing in Rhetoric

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. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/crw and build on foundational Critical Reading and Writing content delivered in ENGL 1090.

CR: ENGL 1020, the former ENGL 1030. Credit may not be received for more than 6 credit hours in English courses at the 1000 level (this includes unspecified 1000-level English transfer credits).

PR: ENGL 1000, 1090, or the former 1080

1191

Critical Reading and Writing: Self and Society

studies a variety of texts that explore the interaction between individual desires and social identities. Building on foundational critical reading and writing skills acquired in English 1090, students gain further experience with analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/crw and build on foundational CRW content delivered in ENGL 1090. Bachelor of Arts students should normally choose the second Critical Reading and Writing course from a discipline listed in the Breadth of Knowledge Requirement, unless pursuing a Major or Minor in English.

CR: ENGL 1110 and the former ENGL 1030, 1101, 1102, 1103. Except for the purposes of fulfilling a Critical Reading and Writing requirement, credit may not receive for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

PR: ENGL 1000 or 1020 or the former 1030 or the former 1080 or 1090

1192

Critical Reading and Writing: Imagined Places

studies a variety of texts that explore imaginary (or imaginatively reconstructed) places and the responses of the humans who inhabit them. Building on foundational critical reading and writing skills acquired in English 1090, students gain further experience with analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/crw. Bachelor of Arts students should normally choose the second Critical Reading and Writing course from a discipline listed in the Breadth of Knowledge Requirement, unless pursuing a Major or Minor in English.

CR: ENGL 1110, and the former ENGL 1101, 1102, 1103. Except for the purposes of fulfilling a Critical Reading and Writing requirement, credit may not receive for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

PR: ENGL 1000 or 1020 or the former 1030 or the former 1080 or 1090

1193

Critical Reading and Writing: Ways of Reading

focuses on the process of reading, on specific strategics and approaches that we take in our encounters with texts and on the ways we report those encounters. Building on foundational critical reading and writing skills acquired in English 1090. students gain further experience analyzing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/crw. Bachelor of Arts students should normally choose the second Critical Reading and Writing course from a discipline listed in the Breadth of Knowledge Requirement, unless pursuing a Major or Minor in English.

CR: ENGL 1110 and the former ENGL 1101, 1102, 1103. Except for the purposes of fulfilling a Critical Reading and Writing requirement, credit may not receive for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

PR: ENGL 1000 or 1020 or the former 1030 or the former 1080 or 1090

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.

CR: ENGL 2005

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

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.

CR: ENGL 2007

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2002

Drama

is a survey of drama from the Greeks to the present day.

CR: ENGL 2350, 2351

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2003

Poetry

is a study of poetry, which aims to increase the students critical understanding and appreciation of poetry, conducted through an examination of a wide variety of kinds and techniques.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2004

Short Fiction

is a study of short fiction which aims to give the students 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.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2010

Introduction to Professional Writing

requires students to analyze published essays for their aims, strategies, and discourses. Students practice writing as a process of discovery in the context of a learning community: for instance identifying questions to explore, free-writing, finding a focus, drafting, peer-editing, revising, editing. Each student produces a portfolio of revised, edited work.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2013

Twentieth Century Musicals

(same as Music 2013) is a survey of twentieth-century musical theatre. Selected works, presenting different styles and periods, will be examined in detail. There will be a strong, required listening/viewing component to this course. The ability to read music is not required.

CR: Music 2013 and Music 3007

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

UL: cannot be taken for credit by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program

2122

Introduction to World Literature in English

addresses contemporary literature consciously pre-occupied with global cultural identities and practices. The writers studied address transnational issues such as migration, environmental and human rights, travel and tourism, and the legacies of European colonialism. All sections of this course follow International Studies guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/IS.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

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.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2151

New Canadian Fiction

is a study of fiction of Canadian writers since the 1970s.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2160

North American Aboriginal Literature

will introduce Aboriginal literature in a social, political and historical context. Beginning with the oral tradition (songs, narratives, legends, and orations), it will focus on different works by North American Aboriginal writers: poetry, drama, short stories and novels.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2211

The English Novel from 1800-1900

is a survey of representative texts from 1800-1900.

CR: the former ENGL 2200

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2212

The Twentieth-Century British Novel

is a survey of representative texts from 1900-2000.

CR: the former ENGL 2201

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

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.

CR: the former ENGL 2214, ENGL 2216

PR: ENGL 1000 and one of ENGL 1001, 1110

2216

American Literature from 1776-1865

is a survey of American fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry from the Revolution to the Civil War era.

CR: the former ENGL 2214, ENGL 2215

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2217

American Literature from 1865-1945

is a survey of American fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry from the Civil War era to the end or the Second World War.

CR: the former ENGL 2213, the former ENGL 2214, ENGL 3215

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2218

American Literature since 1945

is a survey of American fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry from the end of the Second World War until the present.

CR: the former ENGL 2213, ENGL 3215

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2390

Introduction to Modern English Structures

is a practical introduction to the descriptive study of the English language with emphasis on syntax.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2400

History of the English Language to 1500

(same as Linguistics 2400) is a study of the early stages of the English Language: the Indo-European background; pronunciation and spelling, grammar, vocabulary and meaning in Old and Middle English.

CR: Linguistics 2400

PR: ENGL 2390 or the former Linguistics 2103

2600

Introduction to Middle English

is a study of the language and literature of the later medieval period, excluding Chaucer.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2811

Science Fiction and Fantasy

introduces the literary sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy. It examines the traditional canonical backgrounds from which popular literatures derive, studies the formulaic patterns and explores the place of science fiction and fantasy in popular culture.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2812-2820 (Excluding 2813 and 2815)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2813

Reading Images

introduces students to the field of visual culture and familiarizes them with both the vocabulary and the methodologies to examine images critically.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2815

Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

is an introduction to the study of contemporary theory and criticism with an emphasis on its application in the reading of literary texts.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

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.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

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.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

3001

Satire

is a study of satire from classical times, examining major forms of satiric expression such as the monologue, the parody and the long narrative.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3002

Medieval Books

(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: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3006

Women Writers of the Middle Ages

(same as Medieval Studies 3006 and Gender Studies 3001) will study selections from the considerable corpus of women's writings in the Medieval period, as well as issues which affected women's writing. All selections will be read in English translation.

CR: Medieval Studies 3006 and Gender Studies 3001

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3021

Medieval and Tudor Drama

is a study of the development of pre-Shakespearean drama, including representative cycle plays, morality plays, moral interludes, comedies, tragedies, folk plays, and royal entries.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3022

English Renaissance Drama

is a study of the development of English drama (excluding Shakespeare) from 1580 to 1642.

CR: ENGL 4317

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3100

The Poem Close Up

explores in detail a wide range of poetry, using one or more of a variety of methods, contemporary and traditional, designed to lead an understanding of the thematic and technical of individual poems.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3130

The English Novel to 1800

is a study of eighteenth-century English novels by such authors as Burney, Defoe, Fielding, Manley, Richardson, Sterne and Smollett.

CR: the former ENGL 2210

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3152

Canadian Literature to 1918

is a study of the development of Canadian literature from its beginnings to the end of World War I.

CR: ENGL 3145, 3147, or the former 3150

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3153

Canadian Literature, 1918-1945

- inactive course.

3155

Newfoundland Literature

is a study of literature from the island of Newfoundland with emphasis on representative writers since 1900.

CR: ENGL 2155

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3156

Modern Canadian Drama

Drama is a study of a number of representative plays which illustrate the development of modern drama and theatre in Canada.

CR: ENGL 4307

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3157

Canadian Literature 1945-1970

is a study of the development of Canadian literature from 1945 to 1970.

CR: ENGL 3148, the former ENGL 3146, the former ENGL 3151, the former ENGL 3154

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3158

Canadian Literature 1970 to the Present

is a study of recent developments in Canadian literature.

CR: ENGL 3148, the former ENGL 3146, the former ENGL 3151, the former ENGL 3154

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3160

Empire and After: Introduction to Post-Colonial Writing

offers a broad overview of works which responds to the global phenomenon of British imperialism, and its persistent international consequences. Utilizing a cross-continental comparative frame, the course addresses the question: what happens when cultures collide? All sections of this course follow International Studies guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/IS.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3161

Australian Literature

focuses on contemporary writing by established Australian authors. It pays particular attention to the after effects of colonialism and the formulation of national identities.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3172

Irish Poetry

focuses on major Irish poets, mainly of the twentieth century.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3175

Irish Literature

focuses on major Irish writers in at least two genres.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3190

Scottish Literature

is a study of representative Scottish poetry and prose from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century including selected works by such writers as Boswell, Burns, Hogg, Scott, Stevenson, Spark, and Rankin.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3200

Shakespeare

is a study of tragedies and romances such as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Pericles, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3201

Shakespeare

is a study of comedies and histories such as Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer 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.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3260

American Drama

is a study of plays by dramatists from a range of periods, organized by theme.

CR: ENGL 4308

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3261

American Prose Fiction

is a study of novels and/or short fiction from various periods in American history, organized by theme.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3262

American Poetry

is a study or poetry and verse from various periods in American history, organized by theme.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3263

American Cultural Traditions

focuses on the literature produced within a particular political or cultural community in the United States, such as African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Indigenous, feminist, LGBTQ, proletarian, and/or socialist.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3265

Hardboiled Fiction

investigates the rich literary history of harclboiled fiction through representative texts and critically explore how hardboiled aesthetic practices continue to get nuanced in relation to changing socioeconomic contexts.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3266-3275

Special Topics in American Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3350

Theatre

is an introduction to principles of directing and acting, through lectures, discussion and stage production.

OR: 3 hours of workshops

3351

The Physical Stage and Video Technique

is an introduction to the fundamentals and vocabulary of design, lighting and stagecraft and film/ video craft, including sound, properties, etc.

OR: three hours of workshops

3460

Folklore and Literature

(same as Folklore 3460) examines the interrelationships among folklore forms and literary genres, the influence of oral traditions on written literatures, and consider the theoretical issues raised by these interrelationships. The primary emphasis is on the interpretation of literature from the perspective of folk tradition.

CR: Folklore 3460, the former ENGL 4450, and the former Folklore 4450

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3500

Introduction to Old English Language and Literature

introduces students to the basic elements of Old English grammar and vocabulary through the practice of translating one or more texts from Old English into modern English and the study of the Old English corpus in modern translations.

CR: the former ENGL 250A/B

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level, or enrollment in the Certificate in Ancient Languages

3600

Chaucer

is a study of representative poems.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3710-3729

Special Topics in English: Harlow

is available only as part of the Harlow Campus semester.

PR: permission of the instructor

3811

Reading The Lord of the Rings

considers the various ways the text has been read; as escapist fantasy, as a moral guide, as a political treatise, as a religious tract, as ecological doctrine.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000-level

3812-3829 (Excluding 3813, 3816, 3817, 3819 and 3820)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000-level

3813

Theories of National Cinema

examines films from various imperial, colonial, national and diasporic cinemas in the context of debates about what constitutes a national cinema. Students are normally expected to have taken at least one of English 2850 or English 2851.

3817

Writing and Gender II

draws on a variety of writing to examine questions related to the study of gender. Possible topics may include the changing constructions of gender and the intersections of gender with race, class, nationality and sexuality.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3819

The Gothic

offers an introduction to the Gothic mode in a selection of texts from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics covered may include the Gothic’s recurrent themes of sin, sex, violence, and religion; its subversive response to dominant cultures and historical contexts; and its philosophical roots in sensibility, horror, and the sublime.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3820

Poetry of Newfoundland and Labrador

focuses on the poetry of Newfoundland and Labrador. While the work of early writers will be considered, the emphasis is on the poetry of the twentieth century and of our own century.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000-level

3830

Women Writers

is a course setting women writers in the context of literary history.

CR: ENGL 2805, 3810

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3840-3870 (Excluding 3843, 3844 and 3848)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3843

Introduction to Comics

will familiarize students with the study of comics. This course will examine a large selection of comics and current theoretical debates surrounding the relation between word and image, in general, and the workings of graphic narrative, in particular.

CR: ENGL 2244

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3844

Science Fiction - The Golden Age and Beyond

will examine the development of science fiction from its beginnings to the present day. It will consider some of the major authors, theories, forms and concerns that have been the focus of the genre.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

3848

The Western

introduces one of the world's most iconic and instantly recognizable genres. This course explores the fictional frontiers of the Wild West through classics and variants of the genre, showcasing examples that both establish and question myths of the West. In situating the texts alongside historical developments and changing attitudes. the course also situates them regionally along East-West/North-South axes, considering too the Western's position in Western literature.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000-level

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, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

3901

Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry

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, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

3902

Introduction to Creative Writing: Playwrighting

is conducted as a seminar using models of contemporary dramatic writing and the students’ own work. Each student will be required to submit work regularly.

CR: the former ENGL 3842

PR: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

3903

Introduction to 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: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

3904

Writing Place

is a creative writing workshop designed for writers interested in exploring the possibilities for engaging with place through writing creative non-fiction.

PR: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

3910

Investigative Writing

will permit students to learn to draft and edit short investigative pieces; and they complete an article or essay, and an investigative project that attends to ethics guidelines, research, documentation, interviewing protocols, and writing and editing for a specific context. The course is conducted as a seminar using the students’ own work. Each student will be required to submit work regularly. Some work may be done collaboratively.

PR: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

3911

Writing Satire

uses models of contemporary satire as a basis for students’ own work. Guest satirists will be invited to meet with students who will write satirical sketches, articles and/or plays based on their own experiences in response to current affairs and topical items of interest. Students will engage in at least one collaborative project.

PR: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

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.

3913

Write to Speak

- inactive course.

3920

Reviewing

permits students to analyse and practice reviewing of three kinds: (a) performance; (b) film, TV, video; c) books.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

4000

English Literature and History of Ideas I

is a study of European thought and culture as they affect the history and development of English literature from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4001

English Literature and the History of Ideas II

is a study of European thought and culture as they affect the history and development of English literature from the eighteenth century to the present.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4010

Sixteenth-Century English Literature

focuses on the prose and poetry of representative authors of the period and provides a critical overview of the literary, historical, social, political, and religious context.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4030

Seventeenth-Century English Literature

focuses on the prose and poetry of representative authors of the period and provides a critical overview of the literary, historical, social, political, and religious context.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4040

Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century British Literature

is a study of selected works by such authors as Dryden, Swift, Pope, Fielding, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4041

Later Eighteenth-Century British Literature

is a study of selected works by such authors as Boswell, Burney, Johnson, Smollett, and Sterne.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4050

British Romanticism I

is a study of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century texts in their social, political, and cultural contexts, with particular focus on the first generation of Romantic writers.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4051

British Romanticism II

is a study of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century texts in their social, political, and cultural contexts, with particular focus on the second generation of Romantic writers.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4060

Victorian Literature I

is a study of selected works by such writers as Carlyle, Dickens, Tennyson, the Brownings, and the Brontës.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4061

Victorian Literature II

is a study of selected works by such writers as Thackeray, Gaskell, George Eliot, Arnold, and the Rossettis.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4070

British Literature: Decadence and After

is a study of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century texts in their social, historical, and cultural contexts.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4071

British Modernisms

is a study of representative texts from 1920-1945 in their social, historical, and cultural contexts.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4080

British Postmodern Literature and Beyond

is a study of representative texts from World War II to the present in their social, historical, and cultural contexts.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4100

Critical Theory I

is a survey of critical approaches to literature, from Plato to the end of the nineteenth century. Students are advised to take this course towards the end of their program.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4101

Critical Theory II

is a survey of critical approaches to literature in the twentieth century. Students are advised to take this course towards the end of their program.

CR: ENGL 4105

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4210

Shakespeare's English History Plays

is an advanced course focusing on such plays as King John, Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V, 1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, Richard III, Henry VIII.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4211

Shakespeare's Roman and Greek Plays

is an advanced course focusing on such plays as Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Cymbeline.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4271

Topics in Early American Literature and Culture

is an advanced seminar in early American literature focused on a key issue, concept, literary movement, or author.

CR: the former ENGL 4251, the former ENGL 4260

PR: 3 credit hours at the 3000 level

4272

Topics In Contemporary American Literature and Culture

is an advanced seminar in contemporary American literature focused on a key issue, concept, literary movement, or author.

CR: the former ENGL 4261, the former ENGL 4270

PR: 3 credit hours at the 3000 level

4275-4285

Special Topics in American Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4300

Modern Drama I

examines representative plays from Ibsen to the present day, principally of the realist tradition.

CR: ENGL 3275

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4301

Modern Drama II

examines representative twentieth-century plays from the traditions of expressionism, surrealism, and the theatre of the absurd.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4302

Contemporary British Drama

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

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4400

Directing

is the analysis, production plans and execution of selected projects.

PR: ENGL 3351 or permission of the instructor. Admission priority will be given to the student in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media.

4401

Producing the Play

is a full semester working with a selected play, to culminate in public performance. Students will be required to participate fully in all aspects of the production, except direction, which will be the responsibility of the instructor.

PR: admission priority will be given to the student in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media

4403

Etymology-History of English Words

- inactive course.

4421

English Dialectology II

(same as Linguistics 4421) is field-work and transcription; modern linguistic geography; structuralist dialectology; occupational dialects; other recent approaches.

CR: Linguistics 4421

PR: the former ENGL 4420, 3 credit hours in English at the 2000 level

4422

Stylistics

- inactive course.

4500

Advanced Old English Language and Literature

is a detailed study of one or more major texts in Old English, depending on student interest.

PR: ENGL 3500, 3 additional credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4600

Chaucer and His Contemporaries

is an in-depth study of some of the major writers of the fourteenth century.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level. ENGL 2600 or 3600 is recommended.

4601

Medieval Romance Literature

is a study of representative texts of the medieval romance genre from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4605-4615

Special Topics in Medieval Language and Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4810-4818 (Excluding 4817)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4817

Utopias and Dystopias in Literature

is a study of representative literary utopias and dystopias, both classic and modern.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4819

Imagining Islands

examines how island spaces are conceived in both historical and contemporary literary texts. Figured as utopias and dystopias. paradises and penitentiaries, islands have long proved a rich and malleable imaginative terrain for creative writers.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4821

Canadian Literature: Imagining Worlds

is a study of some of the main concepts in Canadian culture up to World War II as they affect the history and development of Canadian Literature.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4822

Canadian Literature: Making it New

is a study of some of the main concepts in Canadian culture since World War II as they affect the history and development of Canadian Literature.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4843

Graphic Memoir

examines a broad spectrum of graphic memoirs taking into account theoretical developments in both comics studies and autobiographical studies.

CR: ENGL 3841

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4850

Contemporary Canadian Poetry

is a seminar course in contemporary Canadian poetry. Students will have the opportunity to study collections by six English Canadian contemporary poets - not just new work by established older writers, but also first collections by younger writers. The work of poets from across Canada will be chosen.

CR: ENGL 3148

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4851

Canadian Exploration Literature

will examine Canada’s early exploration and travel literature and show how it has shaped our contemporary fiction. Early texts may be studied from an anthology of exploration writings, such as Germaine Warkentin's Canadian Exploration Literature: An Anthology. Several contemporary novels will also be studied and may include Wayne Johnston's The Navigator of New York and John Steffler's The Afterlife of George Cartwright.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4852-4860

Special Topics in Canadian Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 levels

4900

Book History and Print Culture I

is an introduction to bibliographical and textual studies to 1800. Areas covered may include the book as a material object; the history of the book; manuscripts; the spread of printing; the hand-press period; editing of texts; the evolution of the library; origins of intellectual property; freedom of the press; aspects of literary detection, forgery and plagiarism.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

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.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4910

Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

is a seminar for students who wish to write publishable literary fiction. Class size will be limited. Students will be expected to produce at least 15,000 words during the semester. Regular participation is also required.

PR: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

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, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

4912

Advanced Creative Writing: Playwrighting

- inactive course.

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: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

4914

Advanced Editing

is editing for the workplace: An intensive course in drafting and editing. Students will be expected to work both individually and collaboratively.

PR: 3 credit hours in English at the 3000 level

4920-4930

Special Topics in Creative Writing

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: Normally, submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor. Class size will be limited.

4999

Essay for Honours Candidates

is required as part of the Honours program.

5000

Instructional Field Placement

is a 6 credit hour course which occurs upon completion of course work in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media. The curriculum emphasis is on the application of acquired skills. Continuing the project-oriented structure built into the practical courses, students will be placed with existing projects in the professional communities of film, television, theatre or video.

CH: 6

PR: ENGL 3350, 3351, the former 3816 or Communication Studies 3816, 4400, 4401, the former 4402 or Communication Studies 4402, with an overall average of 65% in these courses. Restricted to students in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media. Admission is by application to the Program Coordinator, normally at least three months before the beginning of the placement, and is limited to students who at the time of admission have completed the six courses listed above with an overall average of at least 65% and who already hold a first degree or are in their final year of a degree program as confirmed by the Office of the Registrar.

UL: can be used for credit only towards the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
14.6.1 Communication Studies

Communication Studies courses are designated by CMST.

2000

Critical Approaches to Popular Culture

considers critical issues and approaches in the study of popular culture. It will explore the ways in which everyone is both a user of and is used by popular culture. A variety of critical approaches to studying popular culture will be examined: Production, Texts, Audience, and History.

2001

Introduction to Communication Theory

provides an introduction to theoretical approaches to organization, use and manipulation of language, including semiotics, performativity, mass and group communications, sociolinguistics and interpersonal communication. We will examine notions of influence, rhetoric, social judgment, deception, subject formation, globalization and cultural hybridity within the field of communications.

PR: prior completion of CMST 2000 is encouraged

3010-3020

Special Topics in Communication Studies

will have topics to be studied announced by the Program Coordinator.

3816

Television

(same as the former English 3816) is an introduction to the principles of acting for the camera through lecture, discussion and studio work.

CR: the former English 3816

PR: English 3350 and 3351. Admission priority will be given first to students in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media and then to students in the Major in Communication Studies.

4000

Advanced Communications Theory

engages communication theories, such as interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, or international communication, seeking to understand how and why mediated communication works have found their explanatory power to be useful. The course will aim to analyze various communication theories, apply communication theories to everyday life, write a theoretical literature review, and form sound hypotheses or focused research questions to advance theory.

PR: CMST 2000 and 2001 and 9 additional credit hours chosen from Program and Regulations, Elective Courses, List A or B

4001

Seminar in Mass Communication and Visual Culture

examines the ways visual culture shapes and is shaped by communication forms and processes.

4010-4020

Special Topics in Communication Studies

will have topics to be studied announced by the Program Coordinator.

4402

Producing the Documentary

(same as the former English 4402) 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 Diploma in Performance and Communications Media Program Coordinator, will be required to participate in all aspects of production.

CR: the former English 4402

PR: English 3350, 3351 and CMST 3816. Admission priority will be given first to students in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media and then to students in the Major in Communication Studies.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).