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12.10 English Language and Literature
12.10.1 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.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than one of English 1000, 1050, 1080, the former 1100 or for more than one of 1001, 1051, 1101, 1102, 1103, and 1110; cannot receive credit for more than one of English 1020, 1030 or 1110; cannot receive credit for more than 6 credit hours at the first year level including unspecified transfer credits

1001

Introduction to English II

is a continuation of the studies begun in English 1000.

CR: cannot receive credit for more than one of English 1000, 1050, 1080, the former 1100 or for more than one of 1001, 1051, 1101, 1102, 1103, and 1110; cannot receive credit for more than one of English 1020, 1030 or 1110; cannot receive credit for more than 6 credit hours at the first year level including unspecified transfer credits

PR: English 1000

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: cannot receive credit for more than one of English 1000, 1050, 1080, the former 1100 or for more than one of 1001, 1051, 1101, 1102, 1103, and 1110; cannot receive credit for more than one of English 1020, 1030 or 1110; cannot receive credit for more than 6 credit hours at the first year level including unspecified transfer credits

PR: English 1000, English 1080

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.

CR: English 2000, the former English 2110

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

CR: English 2001, the former English 2111

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

3205

Shakespeare Survey

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

CR: credit may be obtained for only two of English 3200, English 3201, English 3205, and English 3206

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: credit may be obtained for only two of English 3200, English 3201, English 3205, and English 3206

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: English 2401

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: English 4101

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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.

CR: English 4990

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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).
12.10.2 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.

CR: English 2002

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

CR: English 2002

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3171

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.

CR: the former English 3170, the former English 3180

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3181

Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

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

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: the former English 3300, the former English 4300

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

4302

Contemporary British Drama

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

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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.

CR: English 4301, the former English 3301

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4307

Contemporary Canadian Drama

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

CR: English 3156

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4308

20th Century American Drama

- inactive course.

4317

Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama

is a survey of Shakespeare's dramatic rivals and the Elizabethan and Jacobean repertoires.

CR: English 3022

PR: English 3200 or English 3201 and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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.

PR: permission of the instructor and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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).
12.10.3 Canadian Literature

2146

Canadian Prose after 1949

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

CR: English 2150, English 2151, the former English 3146

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

2155

Newfoundland Literature

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

CR: English 3155

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

3145

Canadian Fiction to 1949

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

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3147

Canadian Poetry to 1949

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

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: English 4850

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3149

Canadian Prose

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

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

4307

Contemporary Canadian Drama

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

CR: English 3156

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4825-4835

Special Topics in Canadian Literature

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

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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).
12.10.4 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.

CR: English 2214

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

CR: English 2811

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

2243

Introduction to Humour in Literature

begins with a survey of humour theories from antiquity to the present, and proceeds to a study of various forms and strategies of humour through a selection of works in English. Students will study texts exploring the roles that humour plays in relation to topics such as transgression, iconoclasm, class, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, culture, politics and religion.

CR: the former English 2121

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

2244

The Graphic Novel - Historical, Cultural and Literary Contexts

(same as Social/Cultural Studies 2244) examines the historical, cultural and literary impact of the Graphic Novel; investigates its continuing development; and introduces students to significant works within the genre.

CR: English 3842, Social/Cultural Studies 2244

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110; one of Folklore 1000, Anthropology 1031, or Sociology 1000

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.

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

CR: English 3810, English 3830. This credit restriction replaces the note in earlier calendars and is retroactive to September 1, 1993.

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

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.

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

2905

Introduction to Creative Writing

will introduce students to three main areas of creative writing: poetry, prose fiction, and creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, journalism). Much of the emphasis will be on writing as a medium of communication. For this reason, some of the instruction will be the workshop system in which students act as each other’s readers and audience.

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 1110

3215

20th Century American Literature

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

CR: English 4260, English 4261, English 4270

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3216

20th Century British and Irish Literature

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

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: English 2805, English 3830. This credit restriction replaces the note in earlier calendars and is retroactive to September 1, 1993.

PR: English 2805 or permission of the instructor and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: English 3900, English 3901

PR: permission of the instructor and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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).

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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.

PR: permission of the instructor and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

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).
12.10.5 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.

CR: English 1110

PR: English 1000 and one of English 1001, 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.

CR: Classics 3110

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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.

CR: Classics 3111

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

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).
12.10.6 Intensive English

011F

Core Intensive English Program

covers reading through a variety of types of texts, vocabulary development, writing development, and academic listening and note-taking skills.

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).