Undergraduate majors: English (B.A.); English and creative writing (B.A.)
Undergraduate minor: English
Graduate degrees: M.A. in English; M.F.A. in English (creative writing, nonfiction writing); Ph.D. in English
Faculty: https://english.uiowa.edu/people
Website: https://english.uiowa.edu

The Department of English offers courses in literature, cultural studies, language, and writing. In these courses, students read poetry, fiction, essays, criticism, and theory to acquire methods for understanding literature and culture. In addition to providing these essential elements of a liberal arts and sciences education, the department's courses can augment students' specialized interests in other fields. Visit the Department of English website to learn more about courses and upcoming events.

Many undergraduate and graduate students enroll in the department's degree programs. Most Ph.D. students in English are preparing for careers as teachers and scholars, and many M.F.A. students in the creative writing program and the nonfiction writing program are preparing for lives as storytellers, essayists, and poets. The B.A. and M.A. programs provide valuable training for careers in a variety of fields. Students who have earned English degrees from the University of Iowa write for advertising firms, newspapers, the entertainment industry and book publishers; teach in primary and secondary schools; practice law and medicine; work in business, industry, and nonprofits; and participate in state and federal government. As far as possible, each student's course of study is arranged to meet individual needs and objectives.

The Department of English participates in several of the University's interdisciplinary units: the Departments of American Studies, Cinematic Arts, and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies; the African American Studies Program; the American Indian and Native Studies Program; the Comparative Literature Program; and the Center for the Book.

Writing Programs

For the past 75 years, the University of Iowa has been a national leader in all areas of creative writing. The University offers graduate degrees in creative writing, with specializations in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Undergraduate students may major in English with a writing specialization or may declare a major in English and creative writing. All qualified undergraduates in other majors may enroll in many of the creative writing courses offered by the Department of English.

View creative writing courses (prefixes CW, CNW, and ENGL) under Courses in this section of the Catalog. See which ones are offered in certain semesters by searching for course subjects CW, CNW, and ENGL on the MyUI Courses page.

General Education

All students earning a degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, except English majors, must take ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature in the General Education Program. English majors should substitute a course from the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts area of General Education, excluding MUS:1020 Performance Instruction for NonmajorsDANC:1010 Beginning Tap through DANC:2040 Intermediate Modern, and DANC:4880 Dance Gala Performance.

The Interpretation of Literature (ENGL:1200), or its equivalent by examination or as a transfer course, is prerequisite for courses ENGL:1320 Heroes and Villains through ENGL:1355 Literatures of Native American Peoples. The pass/nonpass option is available only for students in the Colleges of Nursing and Engineering with consent of a student's advisor and the instructor.

Department of English Opportunities

Several periodicals are published under the department's aegis. The Iowa Review, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, and Philological Quarterly offer opportunities for especially qualified graduate students to work as research assistants or editorial associates, and pursue some undergraduate volunteer opportunities.

The Department of English and the Iowa Writers' Workshop sponsor a rich and extensive series of readings and lectures by poets, fiction writers, and scholars, all open to students in the department.

The English Society, a student organization for those interested in English literature, creative writing, and related areas, is open to all students and organizes events of interest throughout the year. The Department of English also collaborates with Alpha Tau Iota, the University of Iowa chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society. Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction for high achievement in English language, literature, and writing.

The Association of Graduate Students in English sponsors social and intellectual events during the year and provides a forum for student opinion. All graduate students in the department are members.

The University of Iowa Libraries collection is strong in all areas of English and American literature. Partly because of the influence of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, University Libraries has particular strengths in 20th-century fiction and poetry, including manuscript collections of 20th-century authors.

Individual descriptions for most English courses are not included because content and emphasis may vary considerably from one semester to the next. For detailed descriptions of each semester's courses, visit the University's MyUI website.

English department courses are open to all undergraduates who have satisfied the rhetoric requirement. Undergraduates are encouraged to complete the required course ENGL:2010 Foundation of the English Major: Histories, Literatures, Pleasures as soon as they declare the English major. Students also are encouraged to take a required course in reading and writing about a genre (ENGL:2012-ENGL:2016) at an early stage in their studies.

Courses ENGL:4000 English Honors Seminar, ENGL:4040 Undergraduate Honors Project, and ENGL:4010 Special Project for Undergraduates may be repeated. Most courses with the prefix ENGL may not be repeated. Occasionally, with written consent from the department's Undergraduate Advising Office, a student may repeat a course if the course's subject matter is different from that of a course the student already has taken.

English Courses

ENGL:1000 First-Year Seminar1 s.h.

Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.

ENGL:1001 CLAS Master Class1-3 s.h.

Exploration of a single topic in a series of lectures by faculty presenting divergent perspectives; illuminates intellectual adventure inherent in liberal arts and sciences; encourages discovery of majors and other areas of study within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Same as ARTS:1001, BIOC:1001, CLAS:1001, CS:1001, CSD:1001, HIST:1001, PHIL:1001, RELS:1010, THTR:1001.

ENGL:1100 City of Literature3 s.h.

Literary history of Iowa City from the founding of Writers' Workshop to its designation as a UNESCO City of Literature.

ENGL:1150 Flashwrite: Young Writers, No Borders1 s.h.

Opportunity for aspiring writers to engage in the study and practice of poetry and prose under the guidance of University of Iowa faculty.

ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature3 s.h.

Ways of reading; focus on reader, text, contexts; poetry, short fiction, drama, novels. GE: Interpretation of Literature.

ENGL:1320 Heroes and Villains3 s.h.

Heroes, heroines, and villains as products of the imagination; literary representations of heroes, heroines, and villains in varied social and historical situations; how their representation shapes our understanding of heroism and of villainy. Prerequisites: ENGL:1200. Requirements: successful completion of the rhetoric requirement and then ENGL:1200. Recommendations: closed to students who have taken ENGL:1325. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

ENGL:1325 Comic and Tragic Literature3 s.h.

Interrelations of comic and tragic literature, including film and other popular media, and their connection with human experience; comic and tragic forms and their uses in different social and historical situations. Prerequisites: ENGL:1200. Requirements: successful completion of the rhetoric requirement and then ENGL:1200. Recommendations: closed to students who have taken ENGL:1320. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

ENGL:1330 The Art of Storytelling3 s.h.

Selected masterpieces and recent developments in the art of storytelling in poetry and prose. Prerequisites: ENGL:1200. Requirements: successful completion of the rhetoric requirement and then ENGL:1200. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

ENGL:1345 American Lives3 s.h.

Major works of American literature. Prerequisites: ENGL:1200. Requirements: successful completion of the rhetoric requirement and then ENGL:1200. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

ENGL:1350 Literature and Sexualities3 s.h.

Works from various genres, time periods, cultures that reflect and construct a wide range of sexual identities. Prerequisites: ENGL:1200. Requirements: successful completion of the rhetoric requirement and then ENGL:1200. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

ENGL:1355 Literatures of Native American Peoples3 s.h.

Genres of Native American literature, including oral literature; focus on written literature (fiction, essays, poetry, drama). Prerequisites: ENGL:1200. Requirements: successful completion of the rhetoric requirement and then ENGL:1200. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; Values and Culture. Same as AINS:1355.

ENGL:1410 Sex and Popular Culture in the Postwar U.S.3 s.h.

Critical and historical introduction to representation of human sexuality in American popular culture from World War II to the present. GE: Values and Culture. Same as AMST:1060, GWSS:1060.

ENGL:1420 Technologies and Literatures of the Future3 s.h.

Introduction to discourses of futurology; dramatic advances in machine intelligence, promise of nanotechnology, and future of biological research that have blurred long-held distinctions between science and science fiction; issues and controversies prominent in this futurological discourse. GE: Values and Culture.

ENGL:2010 Foundation of the English Major: Histories, Literatures, Pleasures3 s.h.

History and practice of English as a discipline; four central aspects of literary study.

ENGL:2012 Reading and Writing About the Novel3 s.h.

Introduction to literary genre that teaches close reading, analytical writing, and literary criticism. English majors may apply this course to the Reading and Writing About a Genre requirement.

ENGL:2013 Reading and Writing About Poetry3 s.h.

Introduction to literary genre that teaches close reading, analytical writing, and literary criticism. English majors may apply this course to the Reading and Writing About a Genre requirement.

ENGL:2014 Reading and Writing About the Short Story3 s.h.

Introduction to literary genre that teaches close reading, analytical writing, and literary criticism. English majors may apply this course to the Reading and Writing About a Genre requirement.

ENGL:2015 Reading and Writing About Drama3 s.h.

Introduction to literary genre that teaches close reading, analytical writing, and literary criticism. English majors may apply this course to the Reading and Writing About a Genre requirement.

ENGL:2016 Reading and Writing About the Essay3 s.h.

Introduction to literary genre that teaches close reading, analytical writing, and literary criticism. English majors may apply this course to the Reading and Writing About a Genre requirement.

ENGL:2020 Foundations of Creative Writing: Craft, Practice, Pleasure3 s.h.

Introduction to discipline of creative writing: fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

ENGL:2030 Literary Readings Attendance1 s.h.

Attendance at diverse literary readings and scholarly presentations on the University of Iowa campus and in Iowa City, featuring visiting, local, and University of Iowa writers and scholars.

ENGL:2040 English at Work1 s.h.

What can be done with an English degree; knowledge and skills gained as an English major that are in high demand among a wide variety of employers; important steps taken as a student that translate unique career dreams into reality; work with Pomerantz Career Center staff.

ENGL:2080 English Winter Practicum2 s.h.

ENGL:2100 Introduction to Criticism and Theory3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2105 Disability in Literature and Cultural Theory3 s.h.

Introduction to disability studies; examination of disability in cultural and literary contexts; core course for the Certificate in Disability Studies. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2120 Introduction to Cultural Studies3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2130 Introduction to the Novel3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:2140 Introduction to Poetry3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:2150 Introduction to the Short Story3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2160 Introduction to Drama3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2170 Introduction to the Essay3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2191 Modern Fiction3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2192 Postmodern Fiction3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2193 Literature, Culture, and Women3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as GWSS:2193.

ENGL:2194 Lyric Structures3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2206 Classical and Biblical Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:2216 Selected Works of the Middle Ages3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:2236 Selected Early Authors3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:2309 Selected British Authors Before 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:2310 Selected British Authors After 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply the following course to the area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2329 Topics in Modern British Literature Before 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:2330 Topics in Modern British Literature After 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2338 Eighteenth-Century British Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:2348 British Romanticism3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:2359 Victorian Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:2360 Twentieth-Century British Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2361 Twenty-first-Century British Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2369 Topics in British Culture and Identity3 s.h.

How culture and identity of British society are created and reflected through literature and other discursive systems; focus on a specific topic and area. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:2409 Selected American Authors Before 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:2410 Selected American Authors After 19002-3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2420 American Literary Classics3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:2425 American Poetry3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:2438 American Novel Before 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:2440 American Novel After 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2450 American Short Story3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:2460 Black Literature and Politics: Controversies of National Allegiance3 s.h.

Black literature born amid political controversy, from slave narratives to award-winning texts of late 20th century; evolving politics of African American writers; changing political landscape of this expansive period and representative literature; how African American writers shape U.S. political debate; surprising politics of many canonical African American writers. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as AFAM:2781, POLI:2107.

ENGL:2462 The Look of Blackness: African American Literature and Visual Art3 s.h.

Examination of African American literature over a 200-year span; how preoccupation with blackness as a visual marker of difference impacts formation of written works; how black writers wield, emphasize, and manipulate visuality; blackness foregrounded as if literary texts operate in league with, or in defiance of, visual images circulating throughout American culture, from late 18th-century poetry to mid 20th-century novels; primary texts placed alongside high art and popular visual forms of distinct historical moments to explore how black American writers deploy visual art forms in narrative conceptions of black identity. Same as AFAM:2055.

ENGL:2463 Topics in African American Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2465 Selected African American Authors3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as AFAM:2465.

ENGL:2475 Topics in Asian American Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2505 Introduction to Postcolonial Studies3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2510 Selected Transnational Authors3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:2560 Topics in Culture and Identity3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:2570 Love, War, Activism: Stories About Women from Across the World3 s.h.

Literary and cinematic representations of gender in works by authors and directors from the Global South; development of historical and cultural lines of inquiry to examine artistic representations of love, sexuality, friendship, and parenting; shifts in gender identities and relations that result from social and political crises. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as GWSS:2500, SJUS:2500.

ENGL:2900 Book Design for Publishing3 s.h.

Introduction to the major aspects of book design, including typography, layout, standard industry software, discussion of trends in the field. Same as ARTS:2900, UICB:2900, WRIT:2900.

ENGL:3010 Children's Literature3 s.h.

Classic children's literature and contemporary critical approaches to the genre. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies, or Modern British Literature. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3100 Topics in Criticism and Theory3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3102 Topics in Poetry and Poetics3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3105 Topics in Popular Culture3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3107 Literature and Anthropology3 s.h.

Topics vary. Same as ANTH:3107, CL:3107.

ENGL:3120 Prose by Women Writers3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as GWSS:3120.

ENGL:3130 Topics in Film and Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3135 Narrative and the Cinema3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3140 Literature and the Book3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as UICB:3140.

ENGL:3142 Topics in Book History3 s.h.

Authorship, publishing, and so forth within specific historical and cultural contexts. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as UICB:3142.

ENGL:3145 The Contemporary Literary Magazine and Editorial Practice3 s.h.

Focus on literary magazines of the current era, including engagement with editorial practice. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3150 Literature and Philosophic Thought3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3152 Literature and Society3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as CL:3379.

ENGL:3155 Literature and Art3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as CL:3277.

ENGL:3160 Literary Genres and Modes3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3165 Literature and the Environment3 s.h.

Literary studies within the contexts of environmental history and ecological concerns. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century, or 18th/19th-Century Literature, or 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3173 Gender, Sexuality, and Literature3 s.h.

Representations of gender, class, and sexuality in British, American, or postcolonial literature. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as GWSS:3173.

ENGL:3180 Topics in Digital Media3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as THTR:3180.

ENGL:3181 Digital Media and Poetics3 s.h.

Theory and practice of one or more varieties of digital composition; digital art analyzed and created in specific forms—radio drama, interactive fiction, procedural and constructivist poetics. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3182 Digital Cultures and Literacies3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3186 Science Fiction3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3190 Language and Learning2-3 s.h.

How language reflects and constructs learners' identities and cultures; readings related to oral and written language, native and second language development, linguistic diversity; discussion of the relationship of language theory to schools of language instruction. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. Same as EDTL:3382.

ENGL:3191 Reading and Teaching Adolescent Literature3 s.h.

Reading and evaluation of literature suitable for junior and senior high school students. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. Same as EDTL:3393.

ENGL:3216 Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3226 Literature and Culture of the Middle Ages3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century. Same as MDVL:3226.

ENGL:3228 Literature and Culture of the Restoration3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3236 Literature and the Culture of the Renaissance3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3237 Literature and Culture of Seventeenth-Century England3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3246 16th- and 17th-Century Poetry3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3247 The English Bible3 s.h.

Study of the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament; students become familiar with its legacies in English language and literature. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3256 Elementary Old English3 s.h.

Reading knowledge of Old English; introduction to Anglo-Saxon literature and culture. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3257 Old English Beowulf3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3266 Medieval Celtic Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3267 Medieval Norse Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3276 Medieval Drama3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century. Same as THTR:3276.

ENGL:3277 English Renaissance Drama3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century. Same as THTR:3277.

ENGL:3286 Chaucer3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3287 Shakespeare3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3288 Shakespeare's Romans: The Ancient World Meets the Elizabethan Stagearr.

London was a distant outpost of the Roman empire, but the Romans had an outsized influence on Shakespeare's plays and poems; students explore those works and their sources in classical authors, including Ovid and Plutarch. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century. Same as CLSA:3288.

ENGL:3296 Milton3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century.

ENGL:3320 Modern British Drama3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3329 Literature and Culture of Eighteenth-Century Britain3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3338 Literature and Culture of the Romantic Period3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3339 Literature and Culture of Nineteenth-Century Britain3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3348 Literature and Culture of Nineteenth-Century Scotland3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3350 Literature and Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century Britain3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3355 British Poetry3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3360 British Fiction3 s.h.

British fiction written since 1700. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3418 Literature and Culture of America Before 18003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3419 Literature and Culture of Nineteenth-Century America3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3420 Literature and the Culture of Twentieth-Century America3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3429 Topics in American Literature Before 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3430 Topics in American Literature After 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3431 American Novel Since 19453 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3439 American Drama Before 19003 s.h.

American playwrights and plays before 1900. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature.

ENGL:3440 American Drama Since 19003 s.h.

American playwrights and plays after 1900. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as THTR:3440.

ENGL:3441 Native American Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as AINS:3441.

ENGL:3444 Literatures of the American Peoples3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3450 American Regional Literatures3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3455 Jewish American Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3459 African American Literature Before 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature. Same as AFAM:3459.

ENGL:3460 African American Literature After 19003 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as AFAM:3460.

ENGL:3462 African American Drama3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as AFAM:3462, THTR:3462.

ENGL:3465 African American Autobiography3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as AFAM:3465.

ENGL:3470 Gender, Sexuality, and American Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3489 Contemporary American Women Writers3 s.h.

Interdisciplinary study of contemporary American women writers whose works depict the shaping force of race, class, gender, and sexuality on individuals, families, and communities.

ENGL:3510 Topics in Transnational Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3515 Topics in Postcolonial Studies3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3519 Literature and Culture of Empire3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3520 Literature and Culture of the 20th and 21st Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3525 Literature and Culture of the Americas3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3530 Caribbean Literature and Culture3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3532 Modernist Women Writers3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3535 Inter-American Studies3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as LAS:3535.

ENGL:3540 Literature of the Indian Subcontinent3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3550 African Literature3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as AFAM:3550.

ENGL:3555 Topics in African Cinema3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as AFAM:3555.

ENGL:3570 Transnational and Postcolonial Writing by Women3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as CL:3570, GWSS:3570.

ENGL:3580 Identity and Social Issues3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester.

ENGL:3590 People on the Move3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:3595 International Literature Today1,3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as IWP:3191, WLLC:3191.

ENGL:3721 Writers' Seminar: Fiction3 s.h.

In-depth exploration and analysis of creative works in fiction. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:3722 Writers' Seminar: Poetry3 s.h.

In-depth exploration and analysis of creative works in poetry. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:3723 Writers' Seminar: Nonfiction3 s.h.

Rigorous exploration and analysis of a range of nonfiction creative works. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:3724 Writers' Seminar: Literary Translation3 s.h.

Rigorous exploration and analysis of a range of creative works in literary translation. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:3725 Writers' Seminar: Playwriting3 s.h.

Rigorous exploration and analysis of a range of creative works in drama. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:3820 Writing About Girls3 s.h.

Examination of a wide range of critical and creative works by contemporary women writers on girlhood; common use of the word "girls" to describe adult women; representations of girls in film and television; role of media in sexualization of girls; impact of gender, race, and class in girls' lives; nature of girls' relationships with one another; ways in which girlhood traumas can continue into adult life; contemporary issues of body image and sexuality (e.g., pressures to be thin, disparagement of sexually active girl as "slut"); poverty, hunger, and homelessness; resistance and rebellion. Same as GWSS:3450.

ENGL:3850 Undergraduate Translation Workshop3 s.h.

Translation exercises, discussion of translation works in progress; alternative strategies for translation projects. Same as CL:3179, CLSA:3979, TRNS:3179.

ENGL:4000 English Honors Seminar3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to varied area and/or period requirements. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4001 Honors Seminar: American Literature, 20th/21st Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4002 Honors Seminar: British Literature, 20th/21st Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4003 Honors Seminar: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies, 20th/21st Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4004 Honors Seminar: Transnational and Postcolonial Literature, 20th/21st Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4005 Honors Seminar: American Literature, 18th/19th Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4006 Honors Seminar: British Literature, 18th/19th Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4007 Honors Seminar: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies, 18th/19th Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4008 Honors Seminar: Transnational and Postcolonial Literature, 18th/19th Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 18th/19th-Century Literature. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4009 Honors Seminar: Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Early Literature/17th Century3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture. PERIOD: Early Literatures Through 17th Century. Requirements: undergraduate standing and English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4010 Special Project for Undergraduatesarr.

ENGL:4020 Honors Thesis Workshop3 s.h.

Requirements: English major g.p.a. of 3.33.

ENGL:4040 Undergraduate Honors Project1-3 s.h.

Requirements: admission to English honors program.

ENGL:4150 Introduction to Book Studies3 s.h.

Theory and practice of book studies; meanings of word and image in the book format; comparative study of other media, applied study of the codex as physical artifact. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: Varies by semester. Same as SLIS:4150, UICB:4150.

ENGL:4172 London Performance Study3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as THTR:4630.

ENGL:4195 Interdisciplinary Studies3 s.h.

Exploration of how readings of theory can be evaluated through discussions and readings in literature. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature.

ENGL:4410 Midwest African American Literature and Culture3 s.h.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: American Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as AFAM:4710.

ENGL:4720 Advanced Creative Writing: Special Topics3 s.h.

Advanced writing and reading for undergraduate creative writing track; topics vary. Prerequisites: ENGL:2010 and ENGL:2020. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:4721 Advanced Writers’ Seminar: Fiction3 s.h.

In-depth exploration and analysis of creative works in fiction. Prerequisites: ENGL:2010 and ENGL:2020. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:4722 Advanced Writers’ Seminar: Poetry3 s.h.

In-depth exploration and analysis of creative works in poetry. Prerequisites: ENGL:2010 and ENGL:2020. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:4723 Advanced Writers’ Seminar: Nonfiction3 s.h.

In-depth exploration and analysis of creative works in nonfiction. Prerequisites: ENGL:2010 and ENGL:2020. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:4724 Advanced Writers' Seminar: Literary Translation3 s.h.

Rigorous exploration and analysis of a range of creative works in literary translation. Prerequisites: ENGL:2010 and ENGL:2020. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:4725 Advanced Writers' Seminar: Playwriting3 s.h.

Rigorous exploration and analysis of a range of creative works in drama. Prerequisites: ENGL:2010 and ENGL:2020. Requirements: English major, admission to Undergraduate Creative Writing track, or English and Creative Writing major.

ENGL:4810 Learning to Teach Secondary English/Language Arts and Field Experience3 s.h.

Organizational techniques, methods, materials for teaching high school English; experience in simulated teaching situations during laboratory sessions, integrated with lectures and discussions. Prerequisites: EDTL:4314. Same as EDTL:4315.

ENGL:5000 Introduction to Graduate Study1 s.h.

ENGL:5050 Professional Development Practicum1 s.h.

Navigation of academic job market and exploration of professional development and career planning; writing cover letters, curriculum vitaes, dissertation abstracts, and teaching statements; application strategies for various jobs in research, liberal arts, community colleges, and outside academia; opportunity to practice interviews and other hands-on coaching; for advanced English department Ph.D., M.A., and M.F.A. students.

ENGL:5990 M.A. Portfolio in Literary Studiesarr.

ENGL:5999 M.A. Thesis in Literary Studiesarr.

ENGL:6000 Introduction to Contemporary Theory3 s.h.

ENGL:6020 Literature as Letters3 s.h.

ENGL:6030 Gender, Sexuality, and Literature3 s.h.

Representations of gender, class, race, and sexuality in British, American, or Anglophonic/world literatures; role of gender in its intersection with class, race, and sexuality in authorship, text, print cultures, reading, aesthetics, criticism, theory, and the literary marketplace.

ENGL:6060 Modes of Critical Analysis3 s.h.

Critical practice applicable to English language and literature.

ENGL:6075 Sentimentalism and Affect Theory3 s.h.

Readings in sentimentalism as literary genre, rhetorical practice, cultural mode, and psychosocial phenomenon; focus on attendant theories of affect; integration of literature and culture with work on politics of affect in postcolonial and transnational studies, critical race and ethnic studies, American studies, gender and sexuality studies. Same as RHET:6071.

ENGL:6080 New Media Poetics3 s.h.

ENGL:6090 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies3 s.h.

Interdisciplinary approaches to literature and culture.

ENGL:6100 Readings in Medieval Literature and Culture3 s.h.

ENGL:6104 Literature for Children II3 s.h.

Current theory, research, and practice in reading and responding to children's literature; genre and topic vary. Same as EDTL:6104.

ENGL:6110 Medieval Authors3 s.h.

ENGL:6200 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Authors3 s.h.

ENGL:6210 Readings in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Genres3 s.h.

ENGL:6220 Shakespeare3 s.h.

ENGL:6300 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature3 s.h.

ENGL:6315 M.A. Seminar: English Educationarr.

Significant developments in English education; primary and collateral readings. Same as EDTL:6315.

ENGL:6400 Romantic Literature3 s.h.

Same as CL:6323.

ENGL:6500 Victorian Literature3 s.h.

ENGL:6510 Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature3 s.h.

ENGL:6601 Readings in American Literature3 s.h.

American literature of the 18th century.

ENGL:6602 Readings in American Literature II3 s.h.

Nineteenth-century American literature.

ENGL:6603 Readings in American Literature III3 s.h.

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature.

ENGL:6610 Studies in African American Literature3 s.h.

ENGL:6620 Readings in Native American Literatures3 s.h.

Same as AINS:6620.

ENGL:6630 Readings in Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies3 s.h.

Survey of Latina/o literature and criticism to prepare for comprehensive exam; organized by thematic units that stress canonical and emerging research areas in Latina/o literary and cultural studies.

ENGL:6640 Readings in American Literary Genres3 s.h.

ENGL:6670 American Literary Magazines3 s.h.

Aspects of American literary magazines, from city journals to monthly periodicals, historical moment to marketplace demand.

ENGL:6720 Twentieth-Century Literatures3 s.h.

Literatures of 20th century; varied topics (e.g., transnational approach, focus on particular theme, genre, or critical perspective).

ENGL:6730 Modernist Studies3 s.h.

ENGL:6760 Topics in Contemporary Literature3 s.h.

ENGL:6765 Literature, Culture, and Environment3 s.h.

Introduction to theories and practices articulating relationship among literature, other cultural production, and environmental issues.

ENGL:6770 Writing and Revolution3 s.h.

ENGL:6800 Readings in Postcolonial Literature and Theory3 s.h.

Introduction to central concerns and questions of postcolonial theory; impact of imperial ideologies on formation of racial and ethnic identities; nationalist and pan-nationalist challenges to colonialism; postcolonial revisions of Western history; representations of gender and sexuality; diasporic and transnational cultural production; alternative versions of modernity; relationship between past and contemporary forms of globalization.

ENGL:6850 Topics in Creative Writing3 s.h.

Engagement with different topics in creative writing.

ENGL:6900 Doctoral Workshop in English1-2 s.h.

ENGL:6950 Colloquium: Teaching Foundations of the English Major1 s.h.

ENGL:6960 Colloquium: Teaching Literature2 s.h.

Professional development program for new ENGL:1200 teachers, including three-day pre-semester workshop.

ENGL:7000 Seminar: Cultural Studiesarr.

ENGL:7010 Seminar: Literary Criticism and Theory3 s.h.

Analysis of issues in current literary criticism and theory and of texts from related fields, such as aesthetics, cultural studies, political science, psychology, and philosophy.

ENGL:7050 Seminar: Performance Theory and Practice3 s.h.

Foundational and recent work in interdisciplinary field of performance studies; focus on intersections of performance theory and theater and drama studies; production and reception of visual and participatory art, dance, music, and various forms of embodied activity.

ENGL:7100 Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culturearr.

Same as CL:7302.

ENGL:7200 Seminar: Early Modern Literature and Culturearr.

Same as CL:7307.

ENGL:7300 Seminar: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literaturearr.

ENGL:7400 Seminar: Romantic Literaturesarr.

ENGL:7500 Seminar: Victorian Literaturearr.

ENGL:7560 Seminar: Walt Whitman3 s.h.

Walt Whitman's writings and career.

ENGL:7600 Seminar: American Literature and Culturearr.

ENGL:7700 Seminar: Studies in the 20th and 21st Centuryarr.

ENGL:7800 Seminar: Postcolonial Studies3 s.h.

Same as CL:7054.

ENGL:7900 Advanced Studies in an Authorarr.

ENGL:7910 Advanced Studies in a Literary Periodarr.

ENGL:7920 Advanced Studies in a Literary Formarr.

ENGL:7930 Advanced Studies in a Literary Genrearr.

ENGL:7940 Advanced Studies in a Literary Modearr.

ENGL:7950 Advanced Studies in a Literary Movementarr.

ENGL:7960 Advanced Studies in a Literary Themearr.

ENGL:7970 Advanced Studies in Literary Criticismarr.

ENGL:7980 Advanced Studies in an Interdisciplinary Subjectarr.

ENGL:7990 Special Project for Graduate Studentsarr.

ENGL:7999 Ph.D. Thesisarr.

Creative Nonfiction Writing Courses

Courses CNW:6654 Forms of the Essay, CNW:6650 Readings in Nonfiction, CNW:6610 Essay Writing Workshop, and CNW:6620 Nonfiction Writing Workshop may be repeated. Others may be repeated with consent of the instructor and the director of graduate studies.

Course CNW:1620 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction does not count toward the English major or minor.

Course CNW:3630 Advanced Nonfiction Writing has a prerequisite.

Course CNW:4631 Advanced Essay Workshop requires consent of instructor (see course description on MyUI).

CNW:1620 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3 s.h.

Exploration of creative nonfiction genres through readings, discussion, and writing exercises; introduction to workshop environment. GE: Engineering Be Creative; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

CNW:2680 The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction3 s.h.

How we tell stories—every time people talk about themselves, someone they know, places visited or events experienced; creation of a story with intention to entertain and inform a particular audience; how to create compelling, thought-provoking, and resonant texts from raw material of daily life; exploration of three fundamentals of great storytelling—taking emotional and intellectual risks, being imaginatively rigorous, and revising, revising, revising. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2690 The Art and Craft of Writing About Business3 s.h.

Preparation for real world writing situations; techniques for revision; creation of texts that are clear, persuasive, and coherent; practice techniques by revising many kinds of transactional documents, from letters and memos to procedures and reports; examples from actual business transactions; enhancement of writing, editing, job search, and managerial skills. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:2700 The Art and Craft of Personal Writing3 s.h.

Moments of wonder, confusion, and blips in memory that can reveal deep and complicated truths in life; different kinds of personal writing with focus on strategies that writers employ to create rich and compelling stories; character, scene, voice, point of view, suspense, and timing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2710 The Art and Craft of Food Writing3 s.h.

Vivid prose that evokes memories, moods, places, and events; creating a visceral bond with readers as powerful as in any other art form; basics of food writing; how to heighten awareness of physical world through exercises that focus on sensory details. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:2720 The Art and Craft of Writing About Culture3 s.h.

Writing about the culture surrounding us—literature, songs, movies, magazines, television, food, concerts, theater, commercials, billboards, comic books, the Internet, museums, sports, architecture; readings, field trips, and multiple approaches to writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2730 The Art and Craft of Science Writing3 s.h.

Introduction to science writing; development of a clear and engaging prose style through readings and workshops. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2740 The Art and Craft of Writing about the Environment3 s.h.

Tradition of nature writing and how it has inspired writers, artists, and activists to find more complicated and daring interpretations of what constitutes an environment; reading and writing that challenges assumptions and pushes boundaries of environmental writing and nonfiction. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2760 The Art and Craft of Writing for Social Change3 s.h.

How nonfiction writers have responded to tumultuous social, political, and cultural topics of their day through reading and writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:2770 The Art and Craft of Writing for New Media3 s.h.

Fundamental elements of new media; readings that celebrate and challenge today's newest experiments in podcasts, video games, the Internet, Twitter feeds, and Tumblr narratives; crafting and critiquing texts in these media. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2780 The Art and Craft of Writing About Sports3 s.h.

Introduction to sports writing through reading and writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2790 The Art and Craft of Humor Writing3 s.h.

How comedy functions as one of many tools writers have at their disposal through reading and writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2800 The Art and Craft of Writing Across Genres3 s.h.

Hybrid texts that defy classification—graphic books, stand-up comedy, lists, letters, poems, freestyle rap—engaged through reading and writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:2810 The Art and Craft of Writing with Emotion3 s.h.

Role of emotion in creative writing through readings and writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:2820 The Art and Craft of the Literary Essay3 s.h.

Different forms of the essay—reviews, memoirs, profiles, travelogues, journalism, cultural criticism—through readings and writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:2830 The Art and Craft of Immersion Journalism3 s.h.

Immersion in field work, leading to nonfiction writing; writer-in-residence for a particular place, institution, or organization; observation and exploration of everything that happens within those boundaries. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2840 The Art and Craft of Travel Writing3 s.h.

How to capture a journey's details and sensations through explorations of character, scene, point of view, and timing; why a person does not need to be a world traveler to become a compelling "writer about place"; readings, field trips, multiple approaches to workshopping. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2850 The Art and Craft of Writing About Politics3 s.h.

How to observe and reveal complex personalities, relationships, beliefs, and histories that underlie political events and races; strong emphasis on how to gather field research and shape it into compelling literary prose; Iowa's unique role in political theater. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2900 The Essay Prize3 s.h.

Discussion and evaluation of a variety of essays nominated by an independent committee of writers, editors, filmmakers, sound designers, performance artists, and readers for the Essay Prize; selection of winner. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:2910 Writing for Applications and Awards3 s.h.

Practical exploration of how to prepare applications for fellowships, awards, grants, and graduate schools; emphasis on composing and revising personal statements, project narratives, funding proposals; fundamentals of how to clearly, concisely, and compellingly present ideas to specialized and general audiences. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:2991 Publishing I: Introduction to Literary Publishing3 s.h.

Introduction to major aspects of book and literary publishing, including evaluating submissions, copy editing, production calendars, and planning marketing campaigns; discussion of industry trends. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. Same as WRIT:2991.

CNW:2992 Publishing II: Advanced Literary Publication3 s.h.

Hands-on experience through the Iowa Chapbook Prize of the entire literary publishing process, including reading submissions, selecting texts, editing, layout and design, marketing and promotion, and book release. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. Prerequisites: CNW:2991. Same as WRIT:2992.

CNW:3600 Issues in Creative Nonfiction3 s.h.

Exploration and discussion of a single topic in creative nonfiction through a variety of reading assignments and creative writing exercises. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:3630 Advanced Nonfiction Writing3 s.h.

Essay writing; focus on workshop environment. Prerequisites: CNW:2830 or CNW:2720 or CNW:2840 or CNW:2710 or CNW:2700 or CNW:2900 or CNW:2760 or CNW:2800 or CNW:2910 or CNW:2810 or CNW:2780 or CNW:2850 or CNW:2730 or CNW:2740 or CNW:2770 or CNW:2820 or CNW:2680 or CNW:2790 or CNW:2690. Requirements: undergraduate standing.

CNW:3632 Prose Style3 s.h.

Sentences: how they work, what they do; how sentences can help writing, expand understanding of prose style, stretch options. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as WRIT:3632.

CNW:3633 Personal Writing3 s.h.

CNW:3640 Writing for Business and Industry3 s.h.

GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CNW:3644 Dublin Writing Workshop3 s.h.

Intensive writing workshops for aspiring creative writers; study abroad in Dublin, Ireland.  English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CNW:3660 Multimedia Writing3 s.h.

Multidisciplinary sessions mixing media production, creative nonfiction, and literary theory; topics ranging from hypertext authoring and electronic magazine publishing to sound art and digital video; principles and practices of writing for alternative media, theoretical understanding of how various media frame the situation; radio essay, video essay, interactive animation, web authoring, electronic magazine publishing.

CNW:3661 Film and Writing3 s.h.

Writers' introduction to digital video; compelling forms of nonfiction filmmaking from the film essay to the environmental documentary; how to convert texts into film, conduct interviews, and shoot and edit digital video; emphasis on careful analysis and making of whitely films.

CNW:3662 Graphic Writing3 s.h.

The photo essay and the graphic memoir, two modes of nonfiction that have steadily increased in prominence and popularity; key texts in both genres (i.e., Dorothea Lange's American Exodus, Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, or Art Spiegelman's Maus); writing and producing photo essays and short graphic memoirs.

CNW:3663 Radio and Writing3 s.h.

Writing with sound; introduction to radio essays and documentaries with focus on digital audio; analyze key radio works and essayists; produce voiceovers, record interviews, mix music, edit sound and spoken texts in making radio art.

CNW:3664 Writing About Science3 s.h.

Writing about science and technology from neurobiology to astrophysics; exploration of classic literary nonfiction on the sciences; focus on various stylistic practices for making complex topics compelling for a general audience and developing a clear and readable prose style.

CNW:4355 Approaches to Teaching Writing3 s.h.

Theories, practices, strategies, and history of writing and teaching writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as EDTL:4355.

CNW:4631 Advanced Essay Workshop3 s.h.

Experience working on new nonfiction projects, drafting and preparing one piece throughout a semester; individualized work to promote understanding of and creation in genres of nonfiction writing. Requirements: undergraduate standing and successful completion of one CNW course.

CNW:4635 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing3 s.h.

Close work with faculty and peers on advanced creative nonfiction writing projects. Requirements: one 2000- or 3000-level CNW course.

CNW:4642 Team Writing for Business3 s.h.

CNW:4690 Undergraduate Project in Nonfiction Writingarr.

CNW:5375 Teaching in a Writing Center3 s.h.

Seminar/practicum to prepare graduate students to teach in the University of Iowa Writing Center or similar settings; seminar component on writing and reading processes, tutoring strategies, English-as-a-second-language issues; practicum experience tutoring in the Writing Center. Same as RHET:5375.

CNW:6600 Teaching Nonfiction3 s.h.

Theories and practices of teaching nonfiction writing; writing workshop approaches, strategies to encourage response and revision, connections between reading and writing, diversity of form, language, and assessment.

CNW:6610 Essay Writing Workshop4 s.h.

CNW:6620 Nonfiction Writing Workshoparr.

Intensive workshop focusing on student work; students will have an essay critiqued and a conference with the advisor; wide-ranging discussion dealing with various aspects of this multi-faceted genre and new trends in contemporary nonfiction.

CNW:6630 Graduate Thesis Workshop4 s.h.

Thesis work in supportive workshop environment. Prerequisites: CNW:6610 and CNW:6620.

CNW:6650 Readings in Nonfiction3 s.h.

CNW:6654 Forms of the Essayarr.

CNW:6656 Approaches to Nonfiction3 s.h.

Investigation into forms of nonfiction writing.

CNW:6660 Twenty-first-Century Nonfictionarr.

CNW:6666 Performance and Profession3 s.h.

Making and maintaining a writing career, with lessons on navigating the writer's job market; developing cover letters and curriculum vitaes, interviewing, finding an agent, negotiating with publishers, handling social media, and delivering a reading.

CNW:6670 Overseas Writing Workshoparr.

CNW:7900 Special Project in Nonfiction Writingarr.

CNW:7950 Thesis in Nonfiction Writingarr.

Creative Writing—Writers' Workshop Courses

Course CW:1800 Creative Writing Studio Workshop does not count toward the English major or minor.

CW:1200 Creative Writing for Non-Native English Speakers3 s.h.

Designed to help non-native English speakers who would like to learn more about creative writing; guided readings and creative writing exercises in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, with special emphasis on the interests of writers from diverse backgrounds; creative writing as a means of self-expression, while improving writing and speaking skills in a friendly, supportive environment.

CW:1800 Creative Writing Studio Workshop3 s.h.

Experience reading and writing fiction, poetry, and personal narrative in a workshop setting; study of published work and critical discussion from a writer's standpoint; critique of class members' work. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

CW:2100 Creative Writing3 s.h.

Guidance in the process of writing fiction and poetry; writing as exploration; development of students' critical skills as readers; application of new knowledge and skills to students' own writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CW:2870 Fiction Writing3 s.h.

Analysis of works of accomplished fiction writers; critique of class members' short stories, in writing and in class; discussion of how class members use language, characterization, point of view, other elements of fiction in their work. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CW:2875 Poetry Writing3 s.h.

Careful writing of poems, reading of poetry by class members as well as established poets; supportive workshop context. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CW:3003 Writing and Reading Science Fiction3 s.h.

Science fiction literature as an ongoing conversation about the possible; exploration of world boundaries we have by imagining worlds that we don't (yet); alien encounters that consider ways we react to beings we see as unlike ourselves; alternate histories to illuminate what might have been; transhumanist fiction to explore what we may become; issues of composition and craft that underlie all effective fiction; students write and revise works of science fiction and engage in constructive discussion of each other's work. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CW:3005 Professional and Creative Business Communication3 s.h.

Solid foundation for creative and professional communication in today's modern work world; exploration of techniques, strategies, and craft of writing résumés, letters of interest, email and its related etiquette, and organization of ideas into presentable form; semester-long creative project that builds a bridge between office and the world using modern technology and social media; readings and discussions of literature to better understand issues of ethics, leadership, conflict, moral judgment, decision making, and human nature; how to navigate and succeed in business or any professional field. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as INTD:3005.

CW:3107 Creative Writing for the Health Professions3 s.h.

GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as INTD:3107.

CW:3210 Creative Writing and the Natural World3 s.h.

How humans tether to their environment through stories; students write stories and through writing explore if there is a new tie to sustainable history. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as INTD:3210.

CW:3215 Creative Writing and Popular Culture3 s.h.

Creative writing through the lens of popular culture; topics include television, film writing, adaptations, commercials, advertising, magazines, newspapers, comic books, song lyrics, billboards, and backs of cereal boxes. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as INTD:3300.

CW:3217 Writing and Reading Young Adult Fiction3 s.h.

Early to contemporary young adult fiction; how the genre addresses issues that are relevant to young people through its wide-ranging subject matter; issues facing the genre, including the debate over what constitutes it; readings and experience writing young adult fiction.

CW:3218 Creative Writing for New Media3 s.h.

Prepares creative writers for evolving marketplace of electronic text, media; experience writing in varied media such as the Internet, e-books, video games, mobile devices, emergent social narratives. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as INTD:3200.

CW:3870 Advanced Fiction Writing3 s.h.

Analysis of accomplished fiction writers' work; critique of class members' short stories, in writing and in class; discussion of how class members use language, characterization, point of view, other elements of fiction in their work. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. Prerequisites: CW:2870.

CW:3875 Advanced Poetry Writing3 s.h.

Writing poems, reading poetry by class members and established poets; workshop context. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. Prerequisites: CW:2875.

CW:4745 The Sentence: Strategies for Writing3 s.h.

Writing dynamic, cogent, and grammatically correct sentences; effectively communicating ideas; writing with clarity and confidence; review of grammar and various types of sentences; building complexity by adding adverbial, subordinate, and connective clauses to simple sentences; how rhythm, syntax, and word order expand the meaning of a sentence; application and appreciation. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as WRIT:4745.

CW:4750 Writing and Activism3 s.h.

Exploration of writing as a political act; examination of texts that focus on activism (e.g., environment, social inequality, racism, war); best practices for literary advocacy and social/political persuasion/instruction; improving dexterity with written persuasion; argumentation, and personal statements; application of study of writing to broader world.

CW:4751 Creative Writing for the Musician3 s.h.

Better writing by focused appreciation of classical and popular music; musical forms and storytelling; music as a source of inspiration, performance of free-form writing exercises set to different soundtracks; what music can teach about language; scansion; methods for applying musical techniques in word form; how punctuation and grammar create rhythm; tone and diction used to create and modify dynamics of prose; multimedia project incorporating written, visual, and audio storytelling techniques. GE: Engineering Be Creative.

CW:4760 The Art of Revision: Rewriting Prose for Clarity and Impact3 s.h.

Writing and rewriting of short stories and essays; specific choices to help writing reach its full potential; examination of first drafts and making strategic or radical decisions on what needs to happen in subsequent drafts in order for writing to better match original intentions; students gain insight from peers on where first drafts are succeeding or falling short, and write second and third drafts of short stories and personal narratives; structural and aesthetic choices. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as WRIT:4760.

CW:4870 Undergraduate Writers' Workshop: Fictionarr.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CW:4875 Undergraduate Writers' Workshop: Poetryarr.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CW:4894 Undergraduate Project in Creative Writingarr.

English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

CW:4897 Novel Writing3 s.h.

Introduction to the process of writing a novel through focused lessons on character, perspective, plot, scene, and dialogue; organizing a longer work; creating notes and sections of a novel with progression towards completing a draft. Requirements: creative writing or fiction writing course.

CW:5870 Graduate Fiction Writing3 s.h.

Reading and discussion of published stories and those written by class members, with the aim of improving writing through careful reading and reflection, spirited discussion, and written comments.

CW:5875 Graduate Poetry Writing3 s.h.

Careful writing and reading of poems by students as well as by established poets; thorough discussion in a supportive context.

CW:7810 Form of Fiction3 s.h.

CW:7820 Form of Poetry3 s.h.

CW:7830 Seminar: Problems in Modern Fictionarr.

CW:7840 Seminar: Problems in Modern Poetryarr.

CW:7870 Fiction Workshoparr.

CW:7875 Poetry Workshoparr.

CW:7890 Graduate Project in Creative Writingarr.

CW:7895 M.F.A. Thesisarr.

English Department Non-Major Course Work

ENNM:2100 Nonfiction Writing for Non-English Majors3 s.h.

ENNM:2455 American Short Story for Non-English Majors3 s.h.

ENNM:3105 Popular Literature for Non-English Majors3 s.h.

ENNM:3170 Forms of the Essay for Non-English Majors3 s.h.

ENNM:3633 Personal Writing for Non-English Majors3 s.h.

ENNM:3640 Writing for Business and Industry for Non-English Majors3 s.h.