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Undergraduate Degree Programs

English (ENGL)

ENGL 001 (GH) Understanding Literature (3) Explores how major fiction, drama, and poetry, past and present, primarily English and American, clarify enduring human values and issues.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ENGL 001H (GH) Understanding Literature (3) Explores how major fiction, drama, and poetry, past and present, primarily English and American, clarify enduring human values and issues.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 001W (GH) Understanding Literature (3) Studies the various critical ways of reading, understanding, and writing about fiction, poetry, and drama.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

ENGL 002 (GH) The Great Traditions in English Literature (3) Major works of fiction, drama, and poetry from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century expressing enduring issues and values.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

ENGL 002H (GH) The Great Traditions in English Literature (3) Major works of fiction, drama, and poetry from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century expressing enduring issues and values.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 003S (GH) The Great Traditions in American Literature (3) Major works of fiction, drama, and poetry from the colonial to the modern periods expressing enduring issues and values.
Effective: Fall 2002
 

ENGL 004 Basic Writing Skills (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Intensive practice in writing sentences and paragraphs and instruction in grammar, usage, and punctuation. Designed for students with deficient preparation. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ENGL 005 Writing Tutorial (1) Tutorial instruction in composition and rhetoric for students currently enrolled in Engl. 4 or 15. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ENGL 006 Creative Writing Common Time (1 per semester/maximum of 8) Required one hour a week meeting time; readings, professional development, advising, community-building.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition (3) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.
Effective: Fall 1991
Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination  

ENGL 015A (GWS;US) Rhetoric and Composition (3) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination  

ENGL 015H (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition (3) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination  

ENGL 015S (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition (3) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination  

ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition (3) Writing practice for specially qualified and screened students. Students who have passed a special writing test will qualify for this course.
Effective: Fall 1991
 

ENGL 030H (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition (3) Writing practice for specially qualified and screened students. Students who have passed a special writing test will qualify for this course.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 030S (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition (3) Writing practice for specially qualified and screened students. Students who have passed a special writing test will qualify for this course.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ENGL 030T (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition (3) Writing practice for specially qualified and screened students. Students who have passed a special writing test will qualify for this course.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ENGL 050 (GA) Introduction to Creative Writing (3) Practice and criticism in the reading, analysis and composition of fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

ENGL 050H (GA) Introduction to Creative Writing (3) Practice and criticism in the reading, analysis and composition of fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ENGL 083S (GH) First-Year Seminar in English (3) Critical approaches to the dimensions and directions in English/American literature and rhetoric.
Effective: Summer 1999
 

ENGL 088 (GH) Australian/New Zealand Cultural Perspectives (3) Australian and New Zealand cultural and social perspectives, with emphasis on the historical development of intellectual, aesthetic, and humanistic values.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

ENGL 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ENGL 098 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ENGL 100 English Language Analysis (3) An examination of English sounds, words, and syntax using traditional, structural, and transformational grammar.
Effective: Spring 1984
 

ENGL 103 (GH;US) The Great Traditions in American Literature (3) Major works of fiction, drama, and poetry from the colonial to the modern periods expressing enduring issues and values.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

ENGL 104 (GH) The Bible as Literature (3) Study of the English Bible as a literary and cultural document.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

ENGL 105 (GH;US) (AM ST 105) American Popular Culture and Folklife (3) Survey of popular culture, folklife, and ethnicity, synthesizing material from such areas as literature, media, entertainment, print, music, and film.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

ENGL 110 Newswriting Practicum (2 per semester, maximum of 6) Practice in writing and editing articles for the campus newspaper.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ENGL 111 The Possibilities of English (2) This course familiarizes students with the range of professional possibilities offered by the English major.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

ENGL 112 (GH;US) Pennsylvania Literature (3) An introduction to the literature that has been written by Pennsylvania authors from the colonial era through the present day.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

ENGL 129 (GH) Shakespeare (3) A selection of the major plays studied to determine the sources of their permanent appeal. Intended for non-majors.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ENGL 129H (GH) Shakespeare (3) A selection of the major plays studied to determine the sources of their permanent appeal. Intended for non-majors.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ENGL 130 (GH) Reading Popular Texts (3) Popular texts (printed, visual, and aural texts) and their social, political, and cultural significance in the contemporary world.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030H  

ENGL 132 (GH;US) (J ST 132) Introduction to Jewish American Literature (3) A historical and thematic survey of Jewish Literature of the United States.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

ENGL 132U (GH;US) (J ST 132U) Introduction to Jewish American Literature (3) A historical and thematic survey of Jewish Literature of the United States.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 133 (GH) Modern American Literature to World War II (3) Cather, Eliot, Frost, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Hurston, Wharton, Wright, and other writers representative of the years between the world wars.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

ENGL 134 (GH) American Comedy (3) Studies in American comedy and satire, including such writers as Mark Twain, Faulkner, Vonnegut, Ellison, O'Connor, Welty, and Heller.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ENGL 135 (GH;US) (AM ST 135) Alternative Voices in American Literature (3) United States writers from diverse backgrounds offering varying responses to issues such as race, class, gender, and ethnicity.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

ENGL 135S (GH;US) Alternative Voices in American Literature (3) United States writers from diverse backgrounds offering varying responses to issues such as race, class, gender, and ethnicity.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 136 (GH) The Graphic Novel (3) The graphic novel as a literary and visual form (produced primarily in English).
Effective: Summer 2010
 

ENGL 137H (GWS) (CAS 137H) Rhetoric and Civic Life I (3) Within a liberal arts framework and with attention to public discourse-- speaking, writing, online communication, and visual presentation--this course instructs students in the arts, practices, and principles of rhetoric.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ENGL 138T (GWS) (CAS 138T) Rhetoric and Civic Life II (3) This course builds rehtorical skills in oral, written, visual, and digital contexts and introduces deliberation and advocacy in civic and disciplinary spheres.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: ENGL 137H orCAS 137H  

ENGL 139 (GH;US) (AF AM 139) Black American Literature (3) Fiction, poetry, and drama, including such writers as Baldwin, Douglass, Ellison, Morrison, and Wright.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

ENGL 139S (GH;US) Black American Literature (3) Fiction, poetry, and drama, including such writers as Baldwin, Douglass, Ellison, Morrison, and Wright.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

ENGL 140 (GH) Contemporary Literature (3) Writers such as Baldwin, Beckett, Bellow, Ellison, Gordimer, Lessing, Lowell, Mailer, Naipaul, Pinter, Plath, Pynchon, Rushdie, and Walker.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ENGL 145 (GH;IL) Modern Irish Literature (3) Irish literature in the twentieth century and beyond; focus on the interplay of poltical, social, and cultural, forces on literature.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

ENGL 180 (GH) Literature and the Natural World (3) Literary representations of the natural world, focusing on English language traditions.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

ENGL 181A (GH;US) Adventure Literature: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay (4.5) Examines the interconnection of culture and nature in the Chesapeake Bay region through the literature of the region.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

ENGL 181B (GH;US) Adventure Literature: Exploring Cape Cod (4.5) Examines the interconnection of culture and nature on Cape Cod through considerations of texts in various literary genres that have contributed to development of a distinctive regional identity and culture.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

ENGL 181C (GH;US) The Beach: Exploring the Literature of the Atlantic Shore (4.5) Examines the interconnection of culture and nature in coastal areas of the Atlantic seaboard.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

ENGL 181D (GH;US) Adventure Literature: Exploring the Literature of American Wilderness (3) Examines the history and cultural impact of wilderness in America.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

ENGL 182A (GH;US;IL) Literature and Empire (3) Literature written in English from countries that were once part of European empires, e.g., India, Canada, South Africa, and others.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 182C (GH;IL) Literature and Empire (3) Literature written in English from countries that were once part of European empires, e.g., India, Canada, South Africa, and others.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 184 (GH;IL) (CMLIT 184) The Short Story (3) Lectures, discussion, readings in translation, with primary emphasis on major writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ENGL 184S (GH;IL) The Short Story (3) Lectures, discussion, readings in translation, with primary emphasis on major writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ENGL 184U (GH;IL) The Short Story (3) Lectures, discussion, readings in translation, with primary emphasis on major writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 185 (GH;IL) (CMLIT 185) World Novel (3) Development of the modern novel in the last century (outside the British Isles and the United States); lectures, discussions, readings in translation.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

ENGL 189 (GH;IL) (CMLIT 189) Modern Drama (3) Playwrights who set the world's stage for twentieth-century drama; issues that continue to shape the contemporary theatrical world.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

ENGL 191 (GH) Science Fiction (3) Science fiction as the literature of technological innovation and social change--its development, themes, and problems.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

ENGL 192 (GH) The Literature of Fantasy (3) Literature(s) of fantasy from early forms through a variety of contemporary traditions.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

ENGL 194 (GH;US;IL) (WMNST 194) Women Writers (3) Short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and essays by English, American, and other English-speaking women writers.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 194S (GH;US;IL) Women Writers (3) Short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and essays by English, American, and other English-speaking women writers.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 196 (GH;US) (AM ST 196, AMSTD 196) Introduction to American Folklore (3) A basic introduction to verbal and nonverbal folklore stressing the basic procedures of collection, classification, and analysis.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

ENGL 197A Hollywood's Golden Age (1) Through weekly mandatory screenings of classic Hollywood film, students will learn how Hollywood has helped to create the American experience.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 197H (WMNST 197H) Margaret Atwood and the Contemporary World: Time for Payback (1) Course examines key themes in 2 novels, selected nonfiction and poetry by the 2014 IAH award winner, Margaret Atwood.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 198 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ENGL 199 (IL) Foreign Study--English (3-6) Studies in English language and/or literature.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 200 Introduction to Critical Reading (3) Responses to a variety of literary texts written in English that evoke different approaches.
Effective: Fall 1991
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 200H Introduction to Critical Reading (3) Responses to a variety of literary texts written in English that evoke different approaches.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 200W Introduction to Critical Reading (3) Responses to a variety of literary texts written in English that evoke different approaches.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL ENLSH or LIT  

ENGL 201 (GH) What is Literature (3) Acquaints students with theory and practice relevant to studies of narrative, lyric poetry, and drama.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 201H (GH) What is Literature (3) Acquaints students with theory and practice relevant to studies of narrative, lyric poetry, and drama.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 202A (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences (3) Instruction in writing persuasive arguments about significant issues in the social sciences. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.)
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities (3) Instruction in writing persuasive arguments about significant issues in the humanities. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.)
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3) Writing for students in scientific and technical disciplines. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.)
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: Business Writing (3) Writing reports and other common forms of business communication. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.)
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

ENGL 202H (GWS) Writing in the Humanities: Adult Literacy (3) Instruction in writing persuasive arguments about significant issues in the humanities. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.)
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

ENGL 202H (GWS) Writing in the Humanities: Adult Literacy (3) Instruction in writing persuasive arguments about significant issues in the humanities. (A student may take only one course for credit from ENGL 202A, 202B, 202C, and 202D.)
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing  

ENGL 209 Journal or Magazine Practicum (1-6 per semester/maximum of 8) A practicum in the editing and publishing of a magazine or journal.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ENGL 210 The Process of Writing (3) Examination of the relation between fiction and nonfiction; practice in principles common to all writing.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 211 Introduction to Writing Studies (3) This course introduces students to the most salient issues and theories in writing studies. Students explore contemporary theories and issues about writing in order to understand writing as a skill and a complex object of study in various professional contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; third semester standing  

ENGL 211W Introduction to Writing Studies (3) This course introduces students to the most salient issues and theories in writing studies. Students explore contemporary theories and issues about writing in order to understand writing as a skill and a complex object of study in various professional contexts.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; third semester standing  

ENGL 212 Introduction to Fiction Writing (3) Written exercises and short readings in the elements of fiction writing; the writing of at least one short story.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 213 Introduction to Poetry Writing (3) Written exercises in the components and techniques of poetry writing in conjunction with selected readings.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 214 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing (3) Introduces lyric and narrative forms in memoir writing and the personal essay.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

ENGL 215 Introduction to Article Writing (3) Written exercises in, and a study of, the principles of article writing; practice in the writing of specific articles.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 221 British Literature to 1798 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis; Beowulf and writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, Pope, and Fielding.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 221W British Literature to 1798 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis. Beowulf and writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, Pope, and Fielding.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 222 British Literature from 1798 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis; writers such as Austen, Wordsworth, Keats, Browning, Dickens, The Brontes, Yeats, Joyce, and Woolf.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 222W British Literature from 1798 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis. Writers such as Austen, Wordsworth, Keats, Browning, Dickens, the Brontes, Yeats, Joyce, and Woolf.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 225 (GA;GH) (ART H 225, WMNST 225) Sexuality and Modern Visual Culture (3) An examination of the visual expression of gender and sexual identities in English-speaking cultures since the late nineteenth century.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

ENGL 226 (GH;US;IL) (LTNST 226) Latina and Latino Border Theories (3) English 226 will constitute a wide-ranging examination of contemporary texts (1960-present) central to the construction of contemporary Latino/a culture.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

ENGL 227 (GH;US;IL) (WMNST 227) Introduction to Culture and Sexuality (3) A course addressing the relationships between sexuality, literature, and culture.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 228 (GH;IL) Introduction to Disability Studies in the Humanities (3) Provides a humanities-based interdisciplinary introduction to Disability Studies.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

ENGL 229 Digital Studies (3) An introduction to concepts, methods, and resources for the computer-assisted study of language and textual culture, including literature, in the English language.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

ENGL 231 American Literature to 1865 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis; writers such as Bradstreet, Franklin, Emerson, Hawthorne, Douglass, Thoreau, Fuller, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 231W American Literature to 1865 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis. Writers such as Bradstreet, Franklin, Emerson, Hawthorne, Douglass, Thoreau, Fuller, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 232 American Literature from 1865 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis; writers such as Mark Twain, James, Cather, Frost, O'Neill, Faulkner, Hemingway, Hughes, and Morrison.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 232W American Literature from 1865 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis. Writers such as Mark Twain, James, Cather, Frost, O'Neill, Faulkner, Hemingway, Hughes, and Morrison.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 233 (GH;GN) (CHEM 233) Chemistry and Literature (3) Exploration of key concepts of chemistry, the reciprocal influence of chemistry and literature through history, and the relationship of science to society, culture, and values.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ENGL 235 (US) (AF AM 235) African-American Oral Folk Tradition (3) The origins, forms, and function of the oral folk tradition of African Americans.
Effective: Spring 2013 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 235 (US) (AF AM 235) From Folk Shouts and Songs to Hip Hop Poetry (3) The origins, forms, and function of the oral folk tradition of African Americans.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 240 Exploring Literary Traditions (3 per semester, maximum of 6) The examination of specific literary traditions in English-language texts and an inquiry into the question of tradition itself. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 245 (GH;US) (WMNST 245) Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) An introduction to the study of homosexual identities across a wide range of disciplines and methodologies.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

ENGL 250 Peer Tutoring in Writing (3) Introduction to skills and attitudes required for successful peer tutoring in writing. Provides internship experience in a writing center.
Effective: Spring 1987
Prerequisite: ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C orENGL 202D ; approval of department  

ENGL 261 Exploring Literary Forms (3 per semester/maximum of 6) The examination of specific genres in English-language texts and an inquiry into the question of genre itself. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 262 (GH) Reading Fiction (3) Elements of fiction including plot, character, viewpoint, and fictional genres in British, American, and other English-language traditions.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 263 (GH) Reading Poetry (3) Elements of poetry including meter, rhyme, image, diction, and poetic forms in British, American, and other English-language traditions.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 265 (GH) Reading Nonfiction (3) Forms of nonfictional prose such as autobiography, biography, essay, letter, memoir, oration, travelogue in British, American, and other English-language traditions.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 268 (GH) Reading Drama (3) Elements of drama including plot, character, dialogue, staging, and dramatic forms in British, American, and other English-language traditions.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 268H (GH) Reading Drama (3) Elements of drama including plot, character, dialogue, staging, and dramatic forms in British, American, and other English-language traditions.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 281 Television Script Writing (3) An introduction to the writing of scripts for television production.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 294 Research Topics (1-12) Individual or small group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

ENGL 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

ENGL 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ENGL 297A Walden (1) "How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book?" Here is your chance to focus on a literary classic--just one great book for the whoel class. In this one-credit class, meeting once a week for the first ten weeks of the semester, we'll read Walden, Henry Thoreau's account of his two-year stay in a cabin he built himself by the side of Walden Pond. This is a book that is widely recognized as the most important work of nature writing, the book that essentially has come to define the genre. It is a book that changes lives, like a kid of scripture. You'll find out where Thoreau lived (and what he lived for), how much it cost him to build his cabin (and to live in it), and what he has to say about the meaning and purpose of life. All this, and transcendentalism, too!
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 297D Londong Calling: Ordering the World - the Trip (0.5) This course will take students on an 8-day exploration of London and surrounding areas. Students will be expected to attend all scheduled visits and to act as responsible representatives of Penn State Altoona while abroad. Students will also be asked to compose short writings during the trip that respond to our site visits and to write a final evaluative paper after the trip.
Effective: Summer 2014 Ending: Summer 2014
 

ENGL 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ENGL 298H Literacy Corps Service (1) Earn literacy volunteer certification by completing 40 hours of service as a literacy volunteer tutor to adults.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

ENGL 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 300M Honors Course in English (3-12) Reading, group discussions, and oral and written reports on various specific authors and literary works.
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; approval of the departmental Honors Committee  

ENGL 301M Honors Seminar in English: Literature Before 1800 (3-12) Reading, group discussions, and oral and written reports on various specific authors and literary works.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; approval of the departmental Honors Committee  

ENGL 302M Honors Seminar in English: Literature After 1800 (3-12) Reading, group discussions, and oral and written reports on various specific authors and literary works.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; approval of the departmental Honors Committee  

ENGL 303M Honors Seminar in English: American Literature & Culture (3-12) Reading, group discussions, and oral and written reports on various specific authors and literary works.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; approval of the departmental Honors Committee  

ENGL 304M Honors Seminar in English: Creative Writing (3-12) Reading, group discussions, and oral and written reports on various specific authors and literary works.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; approval of the departmental Honors Committee  

ENGL 310H Honors Thesis in English (3) Research paper or creative project on a topic approved by the Departmental Honors Committee.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 9 credits of ENGL 300H  

ENGL 311 The Canon and Its Critics (3) History and formation of literary canons, and challenges to canon ideology by writers and critics, through readings in English and American literature.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030H  

ENGL 312 Globality and Literature (3) Examines relationships between literature and culture, through the study of major texts in English by writers of various cultures.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030H  

ENGL 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

ENGL 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ENGL 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ENGL 399 (IL) Foreign Study--English (3-6) Advanced studies in English language and/or literature.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ENGL 400 Authors, Texts, Contexts (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Styles, cultural milieus, critical perspectives toward particular English- language authors and/or movements they represent, and the idea of authorship. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 401 Studies in Genre (3 per semester, maximum of 6) English-language texts exemplifying particular genres, with attention to critical theories, historical development, rhetorical strategies, and social, cultural, and aesthetic values. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 401W Creative Writing Theory (3) Theories of art and creativity which inform the making of literary works.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 200;ELISH 201, ELISH 209, ENGL 212 orENGL 213  

ENGL 402 Literature and Society (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Texts confronting social, political, technological, or other issues in the English-speaking world. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 403 Literature and Culture (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Historical, theoretical, and practical issues within cultural studies in relation to English-speaking texts. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 404 Mapping Identity, Difference, and Place (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Ethnicity, gender, class, race with reference to theoretical inquiry into identity, difference, and place in English-language literatures. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 405 Taking Shakespeare From Page to Stage (3) Students experience a Shakespeare play as a text to be explicated and as a script to be performed.
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: permission of program  

ENGL 407 History of the English Language (3) Historical and structural study of developments in English sounds, forms, inflections, syntax, derivations, and meanings.
Effective: Spring 1987
Prerequisite: ENGL 100;ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C orENGL 202D  

ENGL 409 Composition Theory and Practice for Teachers (3) An overview of the theory and practice of writing for teachers, with emphasis on the writing process.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: permission of the program   Concurrent: EDUC 452

ENGL 412 Advanced Fiction Writing (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Advanced study of the techniques of fiction writing; regular practice in writing the short story; group discussion of student work.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 212 and permission of the department  

ENGL 413 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Advanced study of the techniques of poetic composition; regular practice in writing poetry; group discussion of student work.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: ENGL 213  

ENGL 414 Biographical Writing (3) Writing of biography and autobiography, character sketches, "profiles," and literary portraits; analysis and interpretations of source materials.
Effective: Spring 1987
Prerequisite: ENGL 200, ENGL 202B, ENGL 210, ENGL 212 orENGL 215  

ENGL 415 Advanced Nonfiction Writing (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Advanced study of the principles of nonfiction; substantial practice in writing and submitting magazine articles for publication.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 215 and permission of the department  

ENGL 416 Science Writing (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Prepares scientists and writers to gather, interpret, and present scientific information to the layman with clarity and accuracy.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: COMM 260W, ENGL 202C, ENGL 210, ENGL 215 orENGL 421  

ENGL 417 The Editorial Process (3) The process of editing from typescript through final proof.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C, ENGL 202D, ENGL 210, ENGL 215  

ENGL 418 Advanced Technical Writing and Editing (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Preparing and editing professional papers for subject specialists and for others interested in careers as writers or editors.
Effective: Fall 1987
Prerequisite: ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C, ENGL 202D orENGL 215  

ENGL 419 Advanced Business Writing (3) Preparing and editing reports and presentations common to business, industry, and government.
Effective: Fall 1987
Prerequisite: ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C orENGL 202D  

ENGL 420 Writing for the Web (3) Analysis and composition of informative, persuasive, and "creative" Web texts, based on rhetorical principles; no prior Web writing experience required.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 421 Advanced Expository Writing (3) Develops skill in writing expository essays, with particular attention to style. Intended for liberal arts majors.
Effective: Spring 1987
Prerequisite: ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C orENGL 202D  

ENGL 422 Fiction Workshop (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Practice and criticism in the composition of the short story and the novel.
Effective: Spring 1985
Prerequisite: ENGL 412  

ENGL 423 Poetry Writing Workshop (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Extensive practice in writing poetry; consideration of contemporary poetic forms; selected readings.
Effective: Spring 1985
Prerequisite: ENGL 413  

ENGL 424 (ENVST 424) Creative Writing and the Natural World (3) Creative writing workshop focused on the environment and related issues.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: ENGL 050 orENVST 100  

ENGL 425 Nonfiction Workshop (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Extensive writing of nonfiction for publication; an introduction to the principles of writing the nonfiction book.
Effective: Spring 1985
Prerequisite: ENGL 415  

ENGL 426 (US) (LTNST 426) Chicana and Chicano Cultural Production: Literature, Film, Music (3) An in-depth study of Chicana/Chicano literature, film, and music from the inception of the Chicano Movement (1965-1975) to the present.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: 3 credits in English  

ENGL 427 (J ST 427) Topics in Jewish American Literature (3 per semester/maximum of 9) An in-depth examination of important themes, writers, and/or historical developments in Jewish Literature of the United States.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030;J ST 132 orCMLIT 110  

ENGL 427 (J ST 427) Topics in Jewish American Literature (3 per semester/maximum of 9) An in-depth examination of important themes, writers, and/or historical developments in Jewish Literature of the United States.
Effective: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 428 (US) (AAS 428) Asian American Literatures (3 per semester/maximum of 6) A seminar on the literatures and cultures of Asian America, with attention to forms of geographic, historical, and ethnic diversity.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

ENGL 429 (CMLIT 429) New Media and Literature (3) New media literary genres; critical discussion of creative works in digital media.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

ENGL 430 The American Renaissance (3) Studies in the works and the interrelationships of writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, and Dickinson.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 431 (US) (AM ST 475) Black American Writers (3 per semester, maximum of 6) A particular genre or historical period in the development of Black American literature.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 432 The American Novel to 1900 (3) Such writers as Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, Mark Twain, James, Crane, Chopin, and others.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 433 The American Novel: 1900-1945 (3) Such writers as Wharton, Dreiser, Cather, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, Hurston, Wright, and others.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 434 (AM ST 472) Topics in American Literature (3 per semester) Focused study of a particular genre, theme, or problem in American literature. (May be repeated for credit.)
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL ENLSH or LIT  

ENGL 435 The American Short Story (3) Development of the short story as a recognized art form, with emphasis on major writers.
Effective: Spring 1984
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 436 American Fiction Since 1945 (3) Representative fiction by such writers as Barth, Bellow, Ellison, Heller, Mailer, Morrison, Nabokov, Oates, O'Connor, Pynchon, Updike, Walker.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 437 The Poet in America (3) American poets such as Bradstreet, Taylor, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, Eliot, Stevens, Hughes, Brooks, Moore, Williams, Plath, Rich, Lowell.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 438 American Drama (3) Development from the colonial period to playwrights such as O'Neill, Wilder, Hellman, Miller, Williams, Albee, Shepard, Norman, Wilson, and others.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 439 American Nonfiction Prose (3) Major prose writers such as Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Henry Adams, Mailer, Baldwin, McCarthy, Dillard, Didion, Angelou, and others.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 440 Studies in Shakespeare (3) Intensive study of a single genre, topic, or critical approach to selected plays.
Effective: Summer 1991
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 441 Chaucer (3) The principal narrative poems and their background.
Effective: Spring 1984
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 442 Medieval English Literature (3) Study of major works and genres of medieval English literature, exclusive of Chaucer.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 443 The English Renaissance (3) Such writers as More, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Bacon, and Marvell.
Effective: Spring 1984
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 444 Shakespeare (3) Selected tragedies, comedies, and histories.
Effective: Spring 1984
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 445 Shakespeare's Contemporaries (3) Selected plays by Shakespeare's major predecessors and contemporaries: Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Marston, Middleton, and others.
Effective: Spring 1984
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 446 Milton (3) Analysis of principal poems and their background.
Effective: Spring 1984
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 447 The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (3) The neoclassical age (1660-1776). Such writers as Dryden, Congreve, Swift, Pope, Fielding, Goldsmith, Sheridan, Boswell, Johnson.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 448 The English Novel to Jane Austen (3) Novelists such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Austen.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 450 The Romantics (3) Poets such as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron; also prose by writers such as Hazlitt, Lamb, and DeQuincey.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 451 Literary Modernism in English (3) Survey of literary modernism in English and English translation in a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, and drama.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030;ENGL 200, ELISH 300 orELISH 301  

ENGL 452 The Victorians (3) Poets such as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Hopkins; also prose by writers such as Carlyle, Mill, Ruskin, and Arnold.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 453 Victorian Novel (3) Novelists such as the Brontes, Thackeray, Dickens, George Eliot, Meredith, and Hardy.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 454 Modern British and Irish Drama (3) From Wilde and Shaw to the present season.
Effective: Fall 2004
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 455 Topics in British Literature (3) Focused study of a particular genre, theme, or problem in British literature. (May be repeated for credit.)
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL ENLSH or LIT  

ENGL 456 British Fiction, 1900-1945 (3) Major writers such as Conrad, Lawrence, Mansfield, Forster, Joyce, Woolf, Waugh, Greene, Bowen, Beckett, and others.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 457 British Fiction Since 1945 (3) Readings in British fiction since World War II.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 458 Twentieth-Century Poetry (3) Poets writing in English such as Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Frost, Auden, Stevens, Plath, Bishop, Brooks, H.D., and others.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 461 (US) The Vernacular Roots of African American Literature (3) The relationship between oral tradition and literary texts and the double consciousness of African American voice in "print."
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 462 (US) (WMNST 462) Reading Black, Reading Feminist (3) Female identity and its construction in textual representations of gender, class, color, and cultural difference in English-language literatures.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 463 (US) African American Autobiography (3) The African American literary quest for identity and its adaptation to Euro-American culture and autobiographies.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 466 (US) African American Novel I (3) Thematic, structural, and stylistic characteristics of the African American novel from residually oral forms to satiric realism.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 467 (US) African American Novel II (3) Thematic, stylistic, and structural characteristics of the African American novel from naturalism to modernism and postmodernism.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 468 (US) African American Poetry (3) African American poetry within the contexts of the black oral tradition and transformed European literary tradition.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 469 (US) (AF AM 469) Slavery and the Literary Imagination (3) The impact of slavery on the petitions, poetry, slave narratives, autobiographies, and novels of African Americans.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 470 Rhetorical Theory and Practice (3) Application of certain rhetorical principles to problems in composition. Writing exercise. Designed as preparation for the teaching of composition.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 471 Rhetorical Traditions (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Introduces major traditions of rhetorical inquiry and their relevance for English studies. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 472 Current Theories of Writing and Reading (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Investigates models of textual production and reception current within English studies. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 473 Rhetorical Approaches to Discourse (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Practices the criticism of written texts from selected rhetorical perspectives. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 474 Issues in Rhetoric and Composition (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Examines selected topics in the field of rhetoric and composition. (Section subtitles may appear in the Schedule of Courses.)
Effective: Fall 1997
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 477 Teaching Children's Literature (3) Teaching Children's Literature in light of recent literary pedagogy, the history of childhood, and critical approaches to Children's Literature.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 202  

ENGL 479 Business or Technical Writing Practicum (1-3) Practical experience applying business or technical writing principles, working with advanced business, science, or engineering students on classroom projects.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:ENGL 418 orENGL 419  

ENGL 480 Communication Design for Writers (3) This course explores visual design, non-verbal communication, and software packages used in professional settings to most effectively present written communications.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030;ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C orENGL 202D ; 7th semester standing or higher  

ENGL 481 Literary Theory: Historical Perspectives (3) Selected topics in the history of literary criticism and theory within the English-language tradition.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 482 Contemporary Literary Theory and Practice (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Contemporary literary theories and their implication for critical practice as applied to British, American, and other English-language literary works.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 ORENGL 030  

ENGL 482W Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory (3) Contemporary literary and cultural theories and their implication for critical practice as applies to a variety of texts, e.g. literary, linguistic, visual, multimedia, and/or popular.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030H;ENGL 200  

ENGL 483 Problems in Critical Theory and Practice (3) Intensive study of one or more recent theoretical approaches as applied to British, American, and other English-language literary works.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 484 James Joyce (3) Analysis of principal works and their background.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 002;ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 485 Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture (3) Questions of nationality, identity, gender, race, class, colonialism, and postcolonialism in these literatures.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 486 (IL) The World Novel in English (3) Studies in the novel, written in English, by writers outside of the United States and Great Britain.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: ENGL 002;ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 487W Senior Seminar (3) Issues, themes, periods, critical theories, etc., that invite students to use prior English studies, limited to seniors majoring in English.
Effective: Summer 1997
Prerequisite: six credits of 400-level courses in English  

ENGL 488 (IL) (CMLIT 488) Modern Continental Drama (3) From Ibsen to the drama of today: Strindberg, Chekhov, Hauptmann, Pirandello, Ionesco, Beckett, Genet, and others.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 489 (WMNST 489) British Women Writers (3) A study of selected British women writers.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL  

ENGL 490 (US;IL) (WMNST 490) Women Writers and Their Worlds (3) American and British literature written from the perspective of women.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 491 The Capstone Course in Professional Writing (3) This culminating course for Professional Writing majors concentrates on reflective analyses, design, and presentation of documents in the development of professional portfolios.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030;ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C orENGL 202D ;seventh-semester standing or higher; enrollment in Professional Writing major  

ENGL 492 (AM ST 476, WMNST 491) American Women Writers (3) A study of selected American women writers.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL  

ENGL 493 (AM ST 493) The Folktale in American Literature (3) A survey of the literary uses of the folktale and legendary materials, with particular concentration on the literature of America.
Effective: Spring 1986
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

ENGL 494 Senior Thesis in English (1-6) Senior English (ELISH) majors write a thesis arranged with in-charge person and submit it to a faculty committee for appraisal.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

ENGL 494H Senior Thesis in English (1-6) Senior English (ELISH) majors write a thesis arranged with in-charge person and submit it to a faculty committee for appraisal.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

ENGL 495 Internship (3-12) Supervised practicum in fields appropriate to the English major.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

ENGL 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ENGL 496H Creative Fiction (3) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ENGL 497A Words and Images: Artists and Writers Collaborate (3) Students consider the artist's book as a form and locate it within the context of contemporary writing and visual art.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

ENGL 497A Major African American Authors (3) Intensively focuses on authors whose work in fiction, poetry, drama, and/or autobiography has contributed to African American literary tradition.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

ENGL 497B London Calling: Ordering the World - The Trip (0.5) This course will take students on an 8-day exploration of London and surrounding areas. Students will be expected to attend all scheduled visits and to act as responsible representatives of Penn State Altoona while abroad. Students will also be asked to compose short writings during the trip that respond to our site visits and to write a final evaluative paper after the trip.
Effective: Summer 2014 Ending: Summer 2014
 

ENGL 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ENGL 499 (IL) Foreign Study--English (3-6) Studies abroad in English language and/or literature.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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