Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
12.7 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 1080 are courses for students who have attained a standard in Level III English acceptable to the Department.

  2. ENGL 1001, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1110 are courses which may be taken by students who have successfully completed 1000 or 1080.

  3. ENGL 1000, 1001, 1080, 1101, 1102, 1103 are courses which may be taken by students who have successfully completed 1020 or 1030.

  4. Students cannot receive credit for more than one of ENGL 1000, 1080, or for more than one of 1001, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1110.

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

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, 1080, 1101, 1102, or 1103.

CR: English 1030, ENGL 1110. Students may not receive credit for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

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.

CR: Students may not receive credit for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

PR: ENGL 1020

1030

Writing

- inactive course.

1031

Prose Literature

- inactive course.

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: analysing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

CR: ENGL 1000. Students may not receive credit for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

1101

Critical Reading and Writing II (Fiction)

is a study of such forms as the novel, the novella, the story sequence. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analysing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

CR: Students may not receive credit 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 1030 or 1080

1102

Critical Reading and Writing II (Drama)

is a study of drama. Emphasis is place on critical reading and writing: analysing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

CR: Students may not receive credit 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 1030 or 1080

UL: may not be used instead of ENGL 2002 as a prerequisite for entry into the Theatre-Drama specialization within the Major.

1103

Critical Reading and Writing II (Poetry)

is a study of poetry. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analysing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

CR: Students may not receive credit 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 1030 or 1080

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: analysing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing.

CR: ENGL 1020, ENGL 1030. Students may not receive credit for more than 6 credit hours in first-year courses in English (this includes unspecified first-year transfer credits).

PR: ENGL 1000 or 1080

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. Some sections of this course may qualify as Research/Writing courses for the B.A. Core Requirements. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

CR: ENGL 2005

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. Some sections of this course may qualify as Research/Writing courses for the B.A. Core Requirements. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

CR: ENGL 2007

2002

Drama

is a survey of drama from the Greeks to the present day. Some sections of this course may qualify as Research/Writing courses for the B.A. Core Requirements. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

CR: ENGL 2350, 2351

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.

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.

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. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing Course.

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

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

2020

Comprehension, Writing and Prose Style II

- inactive course.

2122

Introduction to World Literature in English

introduces students to the significant body of contemporary literature written in English that stands outside the dominant British/North American canon. Authors addressed include writers of global significance such as Achebe, Rushdie, Coetzee, Walcott, Kincaid and Desai. Some sections of this course may qualify as Research/Writing courses for the B.A. Core Requirements. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

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.

2151

New Canadian Fiction

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

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.

2211

The English Novel from 1800-1900

is a survey of representative texts from 1800-1900. Some sections of this course may qualify as Research/Writing courses for the B.A. Core Requirements. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

CR: the former ENGL 2200

2212

The Twentieth-Century British Novel

is a survey of representative texts from 1900-2000.

CR: the former ENGL 2201

2213

The Twentieth-Century American Novel

is a study of representative American novels of the twentieth century, including such authors as James, Dreiser, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Hurston, Morrison, Pynchon, DeLillo and Silko.

CR: the former ENGL 2201

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. Some sections of this course may qualify as Research/Writing courses for the B.A. Core Requirements. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

CR: the former ENGL 2215

2390

Introduction to Modern English Structures

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

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 Linguistics 2103

2401

History of the English Language from 1500 to Modern Times

- inactive course.

2600

Introduction to Middle English

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

2700

Writing and Gender I

- inactive course.

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.

2812-2820 (Excluding 2813 and 2815)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

2813

Poetics of the Image

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

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.

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.

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.

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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.

3022

English Renaissance Drama

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

CR: ENGL 4317

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3105

Issues in the Acquisition of English and the Adult Learner

- inactive course.

3121

Comedy

- inactive course.

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3153

Canadian Literature, 1918-1945

- inactive course.

3155

Newfoundland Literature

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

CR: ENGL 2155

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3160

Empire and After: Introduction to Post-Colonial Writing

offers a broad overview of post-colonial studies in English. The course provides an introduction to key ideas in the field and a study of representative texts.

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3171

Irish Drama

- inactive course.

3172

Irish Poetry

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

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3173

Irish Prose

- inactive course.

3175

Irish Literature

focuses on major Irish writers in at least two genres.

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3181

Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

- inactive course.

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3260

American Drama

is a study of works by dramatists from a range of periods.

CR: ENGL 4308

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3265-3275

Special Topics in American Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

3302

Nineteenth-Century Drama

- inactive course.

3333

English Literature and Medical Humanities

- inactive course.

3350

Theatre

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

OR: 3 hours of workshops

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3460

Folklore and Literature

(same as Folklore 3460) will examine 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 will be on the interpretation of literature from the perspective of folk tradition. Extensive reading, oral and written reports will be required.

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

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two 2000-level English courses

3600

Chaucer

is a study of representative poems.

3650

Structure of Modern English: Phonology and Morphology

- inactive course.

3710-3729

Special Topics in English

is available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester.

3811-3830 (Excluding 3813, 3816, 3817, 3819 and 3830)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3813

Theories of National Cinema

- inactive course.

3816

Television

is an introduction to the principles of acting for the camera through lecture, discussion and studio work.

PR: ENGL 3350 and 3351; admission priority will be given to students in Diploma in Performance and Communications Media.

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. This course may qualify as a research and writing course for the B.A. Core Requirements. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3830

Women Writers

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

CR: ENGL 2805, 3810

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

3840-3870 (Excluding 3844)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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: successful completion of two second-year English courses

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.

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, admission to this course will be based on the instructor's evaluation of the student's writing. 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: the regular prerequisites for 3000-level offerings, plus submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor

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: the regular prerequisites for 3000-level offerings, plus submission of a portfolio specified by the instructor and permission of the instructor

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.

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.

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.

3914

Professional Writing Online

- inactive course.

3920

Reviewing

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

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4041

Later Eighteenth-Century British Literature

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

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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.

4060

Victorian Literature I

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

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4071

British Modernisms

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

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: ENGL 3200 or 3201

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: ENGL 3200 or 3201

4251

American Literature to 1880

is a course on representative fiction, prose and poetry, including works by such authors as Edwards, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, Emerson, Poe, Whitman and Dickinson.

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4260

American Literature from 1880 to 1928

traces the development of American literature from the closing of the frontier to the beginning of the Depression through the study of such writers as Adams, James, Crane, Dreiser, Cather, Robinson and Frost.

CR: credit may be obtained for only three of ENGL 3215, 4260, 4261, and 4270

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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

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

4275-4285

Special Topics in American Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

4300

Modern Drama I

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

CR: ENGL 3275

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4301

Modern Drama II

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

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4302

Contemporary British Drama

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

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4400

Directing

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

PR: ENGL 3350 and 3351 or permission of the instructor, in consultation with the Head of the Department

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: ENGL 3350 and 3351 or permission of the instructor, in consultation with the Head of the Department

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.

PR: ENGL 3350, 3351, and 3816. Admission priority will be given to students in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media.

4403

Etymology-History of English Words

- inactive course.

4420

English Dialectology I

- 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: ENGL 4420 and successful completion of two third-year English courses

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 and one other 3000-level English course

4600

Chaucer and His Contemporaries

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

PR: two 3000-level English courses. 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: successful completion of two 3000-level English courses

4605-4615

Special Topics in Medieval Language and Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

4810-4819 (Excluding 4817)

Special Topics

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4817

Utopias and Dystopias in Literature

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

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: completion of 3 credit hours chosen from courses at the 2000 or 3000 level in Canadian Literature, or permission of the instructor

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: completion of 3 credit hours chosen from courses at the 2000 or 3000 level in Canadian Literature, or permission of the instructor

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

4852-4860

Special Topics in Canadian Literature

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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.

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: completion of ENGL 3900 with a grade of 70 or higher and submission of a portfolio and permission of the instructor.

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

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: 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

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: Normally, students will (a) be enrolled in the Diploma in Professional Writing and (b) have successfully completed at least two of the following: ENGL 3001, 3817, 3903 (or other course designated Creative Writing), 3910, 3920. Normally, admission to this course will be based on the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s writing. Class size will be limited.

4920-4930

Special Topics in Creative Writing

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

PR: successful completion of two third-year English courses

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, 3816, 4400, 4401, 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 Co-ordinator, 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

5200

Instructional Field Placement in Professional Writing

is a 6 credit hour course which has students, upon completion of the courses in the Diploma in Professional Writing (18 credit hours), placed in work-place environments where they will contribute under supervision to the planning, drafting and editing of documents.

CH: 6

PR: completion of the six courses in the program, with an overall average of 65% in these courses.

UL: can be used for credit towards the Diploma in Professional Writing

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).