Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2007-2008

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Notes

  1. Although the Department of English provides advisors to help students choose their Academic Plans, arrange their courses and conform with the University, Faculty, and Department regulations, students are urged to study the Calendar very carefully because they are themselves responsible for failure to abide by these regulations.
  2. Courses normally meet three hours per week; however, each instructor determines the pattern of meetings for her/his courses.
  3. In most English courses, emphasis will be placed on student essays written in connection with the reading.
  4. Information on availability of courses in this section is accurate at the time of publication. Sometimes, however, course offerings must be altered because of budget restraints or availability of faculty. For precise information on course offerings, students should check with the English Department.
  5. Enrolment in certain English courses which are in heavy demand and which are Academic Plan requirements for English students may be subject to priority enrolment restrictions. While all English courses may be affected, those most likely to be subject to enrolment restrictions will include ENGL 200A/B, 209, 210C, 210E, 210F, 210H, 219, 251A/B, 306A-G, 309A-G, 343, 344, 362, and 363.
  6. First-year students are advised not to enrol in English courses at the 300- or 400- level.
  7. The following courses count towards a degree as electives in any Academic Plan in the University:
  8. None of them qualifies as an English major course for a General or Honours degree in English. These courses are designed primarily to make students aware of the different functions of language in various contexts and to assist them to improve their writing.

    All other English courses (except ENGL 119) carry degree credit and may be counted as fulfilling the minimum requirements for a General or Honours Academic Plan in English.

  9. ENGL 119 (formerly ENGL 109M) is specifically designed for students in the Faculty of Mathematics.  It may not count toward any English academic plan, including the minor.

  10. Dramatic Literature courses cross-listed with Drama are offered on a rotational basis. Check with both the English and Drama departments for the current offerings.
Most courses are also taught at St. Jerome's University.

"R" courses are administered by Renison College, and several of the other courses are also taught there.

ENGL 100s


ENGL 101A LEC 0.50Course ID: 011580
Introduction to Literary Studies
An introduction to the study of literature, covering such areas of enquiry as literary history, genre, criticism, analysis, and theory.

ENGL 101B LEC 0.50Course ID: 011581
Introduction to Rhetorical Studies
An introduction to the study and practice of persuasion, including the history and theory of rhetoric, the structures and strategies of arguments, and the analysis of texts and artifacts.

ENGL 102A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005038
The Major Forms of Literature: Short Stories and Drama
A study of short stories and drama to determine how the shape of a literary work contributes to its meaning.
Also offered at Renison College

ENGL 102B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005039
The Major Forms of Literature: Novels and Poetry
A study of novels and poetry to determine how the shape of a literary work contributes to its meaning.
Also offered at Renison College
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 103A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005041
The Nature and Structure of the English Language
Introduction to the study of the English language. Topics to be discussed include the nature and origin of language, the structure of English and its development, and the relations between language and reality.

ENGL 103B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005042
Varieties of English
Introduction to the study of varieties of the English language - regional, social, temporal, functional, and stylistic. The relations of languages and literature and of speech and writing will be discussed.

ENGL 104 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011395
Current Issues from a Rhetorical Perspective
This course examines the role of "persuasion" in contemporary society by focusing on one or more topic areas of compelling interests: science, technology, environmental issues, social movements, etc. Students will explore the topic area(s) in depth using a variety of rhetorical theories and methods.

ENGL 105A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005044
20th-Century Literature in English, 1900-45
A close examination of a representative selection of works by major authors writing in English such as Yeats, Woolf, Lawrence, Eliot, Hemingway, and Faulkner.

ENGL 105B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005045
20th-Century Literature in English, 1945-Present
A continuation of ENGL 105A. A close examination of a representative selection of works by major authors writing in English such as Thomas, Bellow, Laurence, and Atwood.

ENGL 107 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005047
Issues in Canadian Literature
Canada's literature in English is marked not only by its variety of forms, but also by certain ongoing concerns: language, region, politics, genre. This course introduces a range of writing that illuminates some of these issues and the reading strategies they invite.
Also offered at Renison College

ENGL 108E LEC 0.50Course ID: 005049
Women in Literature
A study of the nature and role of women in British, Canadian, and American literature. Works by both men and women will be studied in which women are seen in such forms as mothers, saints, sex objects, and witches.
(Cross-listed with WS 108E)
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 108F LEC 0.50Course ID: 005050
The Rebel
A study of various works of literature in which the protagonist is a rebel against existing norms. The course will examine a number of rebel types and concepts, moral implications, and final outcomes either in successful realization or in tragic defeat.

ENGL 108H LEC 0.50Course ID: 005051
Isolation and Alienation
The study of a variety of works centering on the theme of individuals in crisis, the stress being on people at variance with their inner selves, other persons, or their world. The course will discuss the process in which wisdom and maturity are gained as the ultimate products of suffering.

ENGL 108M LEC 0.50Course ID: 005052
Youth and Adolescence
Studies the portrayal of young protagonists as they respond to the mores of adult society; their own physical, mental, and psychological development; and the expectations placed upon them by themselves and by others.

ENGL 109 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005054
Introduction to Academic Writing
The course will explore a variety of issues in academic writing such as style, argument, and the presentation of information. Frequent written exercises will be required.
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 119 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011175
Communications in Mathematics & Computer Science
This course aims to build students' oral and written communication skills to prepare them for academic and workplace demands. Working independently and in collaboration with others, students will analyze and produce various written and spoken forms of communication. Projects and assignments will draw on materials for Mathematics and Computer Science students.
Prereq: Honours Mathematics students only

ENGL 129R LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005061
Introduction to Written English
Instruction provided in basic grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition and essay writing including focus on theme, development of central idea, exposition and argumentation. Minimum of four hours of instruction each week with additional tutorial hours as required.
[Note: Open only to students whose first language is not English.]
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 140R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005064
The Use of English 1
The use and abuse of spoken and written English. The study and evaluation of language as it is used for various purposes (e.g., colloquial, scientific, legal, political, commercial, journalistic, literary) in order to increase critical awareness and to help students to write clearly and effectively.

ENGL 141R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005065
The Use of English 2
A continuation of ENGL 140R. The study of factual, emotive, scientific and imaginative writing; relevance, context, meaning, tone, feeling, and intention.
Prereq: ENGL 140R

ENGL 190 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005068
Shakespeare
Designed for students in all faculties, the course examines some of Shakespeare's comedies, history plays, and tragedies. Shakespeare's variety and flexibility in developing characters and dramatic structures are stressed, as are significant themes.
[Note: No previous work in Shakespeare is required.]
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 200s


ENGL 200A LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005069
Survey of British Literature 1
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century.
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 200B LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005070
Survey of British Literature 2
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the late 18th century to the present.
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005071
The Short Story
This course deals with the history and techniques of the short story, with emphasis upon works by such British, American, and Canadian writers as Henry James, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and Alice Munro.
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 202A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005072
The Bible and Literature
A study of the major stories, themes and literary characteristics of the Old Testament of the King James Bible (also known as the Hebrew Scripture); and of its influence on other English literature.
[Note: Text: 01304 Authorized King James Bible.]
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 202B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005073
The Bible and Literature
A study of the major stories, themes and literary characteristics of the Old Testament of the King James Bible (also known as the Hebrew Scripture); and of its influence on other English literature.
[Note: Text: 01304 Authorized King James Bible.]

ENGL 203 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011680
Designing Digital Images and Hypertext
This course draws on multiple theoretical perspectives to introduce students to the fundamental principles of multi-modal communication design in its social context. Students will analyze, design, and produce images and hypertext for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
[Note: Formerly DAC 100. For Arts & Business Co-op students: The materials produced in this course will become part of a student's ongoing Digital Portfolio.]
Prereq: Honours English students only
(Cross-listed with DAC 201)

ENGL 204 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011681
Designing Digital Sound and Video
This course introduces students to the principles of designing time-based multi-modal communication in a social context. Students will analyse, design, and produce sound and video for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
[Note: Formerly DAC 200. For Arts & Business Co-op students: DAC 201 recommended. The materials produced in this course will become part of a student's ongoing Digital Portfolio.]
Prereq: Honours English students only
(Cross-listed with DAC 202)

ENGL 205R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005078
The Canadian Short Story
Exploration of the Canadian short story, from its beginnings - in the bush, in the north, on the land, in the small towns - through the struggles of an urbanizing society to the present. Students will be expected to work in some depth with individual authors.

ENGL 206 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011769
Autobiography
This course studies the ways the self is constructed through text by examining a variety of autobiographical approaches, organized from youth to old age, along with theories of identity, memory, gender, narrative, cultural studies, and autobiography as a genre.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 208A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005081
Forms of Fantasy
This course will deal with the history and forms of fantasy written for adults. In considering the genre, related forms like the romance, the fairy tale, the fable, and the gothic horror story will be discussed. Authors such as Morris, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Williams, and White will be studied.
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 208B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005082
Science Fiction
Various examples drawn, for instance, from Utopian and anti-Utopian science fiction, social science fiction, "gadget" science fiction, parapsychology, and alternate worlds and beings will be considered. Some attention will be given to the historical development of the genre.

ENGL 208C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005083
Studies in Children's Literature
This course will deal with classic works of children's literature, including fantasy written primarily for children. Selections from such authors as Kipling, Woolf, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Kenneth Grahame, and Thurber will be studied.
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 208E LEC 0.50Course ID: 005084
Women Writing since 1900
This course explores work of women writers, their challenges to social and literary conventions, and their development of voice through major literary movements of the twentieth century and beyond.
(Cross-listed with WS 208E)
Also offered at Renison College

ENGL 208H LEC 0.50Course ID: 005086
Arthurian Legend
The story of Arthur and his knights of the Round Table will be discussed as it is treated at various times in various works and genres. Such matters will be considered as the character of Arthur, the concept of Camelot, and the Fellowship of the Round Table.

ENGL 208K LEC 0.50Course ID: 005087
Detective Fiction
A study of the "detective novel", the "novel of crime", the "thriller", the "novel of intrigue", and of "espionage" with texts drawn from various time periods and national literatures. The course includes the examination of critical approaches to the form of detective fiction.

ENGL 208L LEC 0.50Course ID: 009249
Race and English Literature
An introduction to representations of race in English writings, and the ways in which racial ideas are transmitted and resisted in literature, from the middle ages to the present. Topics may include the invention of the "race", Eurocentrism and imaginative geography, racial beauty myths, internalized racism, and issues of gender, sexuality, and colonialism. Possible writers include "Mandeville", Shakespeare, Behn, Wheatley, Hurston, Achebe, Kogawa, Mukherjee, Kureishi, and Highway.

ENGL 208M LEC 0.50Course ID: 010194
Travel Literature
The course examines the forms and functions of travel literature as a genre. Topics will include the representation of travel as adventure, discovery, pilgrimage, and escape; travel and tourism; travel and gender; travel and colonialism.

ENGL 208N LEC 0.50Course ID: 010335
Sex and Marriage in Literature
An examination of changing attitudes toward sex and marriage as those attitudes are expressed in literary works written in English during the various periods of literary production from the medieval period to the modern age.

ENGL 209 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005089
Writing Strategies
Students practise effective writing along with the study of established models. The goal is to develop language competence to meet a variety of academic, business, and professional situations.
Prereq: ENGL 109 or level at least 2A

ENGL 210E LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005095
Genres of Technical Communication
This course explores writing, presentation, and design across various genres of technical communication, with a primary focus on printed and/or online computer documentation. Other assignments might include white papers, product specifications, help-desk communication, etc.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: ENGL 210A and ENGL 210G

ENGL 210F LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005096
Genres of Business Communication
This courses explores the genres of communication in business and other organizations. Students will study and produce instances from several of the following: reports (of several kinds), letters, email messages, marketing materials, public relations materials, and any other types of organizational communication.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 210H LEC 0.50Course ID: 009890
Arts Writing
A study of the various forms, processes, and modes of publication of professional writing in the arts. The course will consider both free-lance writing and writing within institutional contexts. Practice in research, writing, and editing will be emphasized.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 210I LEC 0.50Course ID: 010336
Legal Writing
A study of the principles, processes, and various forms of writing used in the practice of law and drafting of legislation. The history and structure of legal writing, including current debates about plain language, will be examined.

ENGL 212 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011770
Convict Literature
This course examines the representation of the prison experience in literary works written by or about prisoners as well as the legal contexts of their imprisonment.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 213 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011771
Litigious Literature
A study of literary works and related case law of fiction, poetry, and drama that has occasioned litigation on such grounds as treason, heresy, obscenity, libel, and plagiarism.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 214 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005100
Themes in Canadian Literature
The course will survey a theme which is significant to the understanding of the Canadian literary mind. Topics will vary from section to section.
Antireq: ENGL 215

ENGL 215 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005101
Canadian Regional Literature
This course will provide a survey of literature set in a distinctive region of Canada.
Antireq: ENGL 214

ENGL 216 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005102
Canadian Multicultural Literature
A study of writing by Canadian authors from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Works are studied in the context of the social, political and cultural forces that produced Canadian literature in general and Canadian minority literatures in particular.

ENGL 217 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005104
Canadian Children's Literature
A study of 19th- and 20th-century Canadian literature for children.
Antireq: ENGL 317

ENGL 218 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005106
Mennonite Literature
A study of poetry and fiction by authors of Canadian Mennonite heritage, since 1962. The course will include a close examination of selected texts considered in the context of the various historical and cultural conditions that affected their production.

ENGL 219 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005107
Contemporary Usage
An in-depth, applied study of the conventions governing contemporary English grammar, punctuation, syntax, diction, spelling, and sentence structure. In addition, the course will examine variations and changes in conventions; the question of the determiners of correct usage; and the impact of dictionaries, textbooks, journals, large publishing houses, and international wire services on accepted English usage in general and on Canadian usage in particular.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 233A LEC 0.50Course ID: 010188
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 3
French Neo-Classicism, the Restoration Period and Sentimental Drama.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 312)

ENGL 233B LEC 0.50Course ID: 004683
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 4
The late 18th and 19th centuries; romanticism and naturalism.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 313)

ENGL 233C LEC 0.50Course ID: 004684
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 5
The first part of the 20th century.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 314)

ENGL 233D LEC 0.50Course ID: 004685
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 6
The second part of the 20th century.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 315)

ENGL 235 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004686
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 8
American Drama from the 1920s to the present.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 317)

ENGL 240R LEC 0.50Course ID: 009922
Form and Function 1
The uses of literacy and the functions of language as acquired in ENGL 140R/141R. These will be applied to the more advanced form of the literacy and critical assignment essay, involving comparison, evaluation and exposition.

ENGL 241R LEC 0.50Course ID: 009923
Form and Function 2
A continuation of topics covered in ENGL 240R.
Prereq: ENGL 240R

ENGL 247 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010338
American Literature and Popular Culture
An introduction to American literary and cultural studies through the examination of selected movements, moments, topics, or figures, drawing on both literature and other media.

ENGL 251A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005120
Criticism 1
An introduction to strategies of reading, interpretation, and analysis of literary and non-literary texts, focusing on narrative, poetics, discourse, and rhetoric, and the acquisition of critical vocabulary.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 251B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005121
Criticism 2
An introduction to the theorizing of literary and non-literary texts. Emphasizing contemporary theories, the course will focus on the text, the reader, and culture.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 260 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011370
Irish Literature and the "Troubles"
A study of Irish literature written during and about the "Troubles" (1916-1923; 1968 - present), focussing on the relationship between literature and its social, historical, and cultural contexts.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 292 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005122
Contemporary Issues in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
The course inductively defines the fields of Rhetoric and Professional Writing through an exploration of contemporary issues in language, writing, and rhetoric, as those issues are identified and dealt with, in the pertinent scholarly and professional journals, by current researchers and their work.
Prereq: English Major students

ENGL 300s


ENGL 301H LEC 0.50Course ID: 011582
Honours Literary Studies
Through lectures, discussion, and presentations by visiting faculty, this course provides Honours students with an enriched survey of the discipline of literary studies. Topics of discussion will be drawn from bibliography and research methods, critical approaches to literature, literary history, genre studies, rhetoric, media perspectives, and other areas of scholarly interest.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Honours English Literature students

ENGL 303 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011682
Special Topics in Digital Design
In this course students will learn advanced digital design theory. They will participate in workshops with professional designers, develop specialized digital materials and contribute signature work to their Digital Portfolio.
Prereq: DAC 100 or 201/ENGL 203 and DAC 200 or 202/ENGL 204.
Antireq: SPCOM 490, Section 002 taken Fall 2005
(Cross-listed with DAC 300, SPCOM 300)

ENGL 305A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005124
Old English 1
An introduction to the English language in its earliest form and to English prose in pre-Conquest England, examining Old English prose style, its principal practitioners, and their world view.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 305B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005125
Old English 2
An introduction to Old English poetry, noting in representative Old English poems those things about its purpose, style, and its audience which make it unique but which also provide the beginnings of the English poetic tradition.
Prereq: Level at least 3A and ENGL 305A

ENGL 306A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005126
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to linguistics and the principles of linguistic analysis through an examination of English phonology, forms, syntax, and discourse.
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 306B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005127
Modern English Grammar
Introduction to modern English grammar and structure - its meaningful forms and syntax. Several methods of analysis will be employed and evaluated, including the traditional, structural, transformational-generative, and functional.
Prereq: ENGL 306A

ENGL 306C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005128
Historical Linguistics
Introduction to historical-reconstruction and comparative analysis. Basic phonological, morphological, syntactic changes as they manifest themselves in language will be examined.
Prereq: ENGL 306A

ENGL 306D LEC 0.50Course ID: 005129
The History of English
Introduction to the linguistic history of English from earliest documents to the present, with some consideration of various modern dialects.

ENGL 306E LEC 0.50Course ID: 005130
Linguistics and Literature
A study of linguistic and its applications in analyzing the style and language of literature. Topics include the relationship between the structure of language and literature, speech and writing, speech acts and genres, discourse and text.
Prereq: ENGL 306A

ENGL 306F LEC 0.50Course ID: 005131
Introduction to Semiotics
A study of systems of signs, codes, and signification in language, culture, and literature.

ENGL 306G LEC 0.50Course ID: 005136
Approaches to Style
Theories of style and approaches to the stylistic analysis of both literary and non-literary texts. Students will consider contributions to the study of style from such areas as traditional stylistics, New Criticism, formalism, affective stylistics, speech act theory, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics.
Antireq: ENGL 306G/309D

ENGL 309A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005133
Rhetoric: Principles and Practice 1
A study of rhetorical theories from the Classical period (Pre-Socratic to Augustine) with an emphasis on how these theories reflect changing attitudes towards language, reality, and the self.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

ENGL 309B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005134
Rhetoric: Principles and Practice 2
A study of rhetorical theories and practices from late Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, and the Enlightenment periods, with an emphasis on how those theories and practices reflect changing attitudes towards language, society, and the self.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

ENGL 309C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005135
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
An examination of contemporary rhetorical theory and its relationships to criticism, interdisciplinary studies and computer applications.
Prereq: Level at least 2B

ENGL 309E LEC 0.50Course ID: 005137
Speech Writing
The analysis, writing, and editing of speeches. Analysis will focus on the reading and viewing of several famous 20th-century speeches using theories of communication. Writing and editing will focus on implementing oral/aural communication strategies.
Prereq: Level at least 4A English Rhetoric and Professional Writing
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 323)

ENGL 309G DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 011393
The Discourse of Dissent
A study of the social, historical, and rhetorical dimensions of collective action. Topics may include health and welfare movements, civil rights and anti-war protests, and environmentalism.
(Cross-listed with HIST 309, SPCOM 434)

ENGL 310A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005139
Chaucer 1
An introduction to the poetry and the prose translations of Geoffrey Chaucer, including his dream allegories, "Troilus and Criseyde," and related compositions.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 310B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005140
Chaucer 2
A study of Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales".
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 310C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005141
Non-Chaucerian Middle English Literature
Non-Chaucerian English writings during the later Middle Ages; the Middle English romance, including "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"; alliterative literature, such as "Piers Plowman"; and representative examples of Middle English non-Chaucerian verse.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 313 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005145
Early Canadian Literatures
This course examines a selection of early Canadian texts - exploration literature, settlement narratives, aboriginal literatures, nationalist writing - that participate in the ongoing invention of Canada.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 315 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005147
Modern Canadian Literature
This course focuses on the varied ways in which 20th-century writers of poetry and prose participate in the shaping of Canadian literary culture, with emphasis on the literature of the middle decades.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered at Renison College
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 316 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005148
Canadian Drama
This course explores traditions and experiments in Canadian drama through an analysis of Canadian plays, especially those from 1960 to the present, in their historical and theatrical contexts.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 380)

ENGL 318 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005150
Contemporary Canadian Literature
This course examines contemporary Canadian literature in the context provided by some of the formal, political and cultural issues that shape contemporary Canadian society.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 319 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012358
History and Theory of Media 1
This course explores the development of media technologies such as writing and print (including the book) from their beginnings to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of these developing technologies.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 320 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011392
History and Theory of Media 2
This course explores the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of contemporary technologies of representation such as print and visual media, photography and film, audio recordings, computer-mediated communications, and interactive digital media.
[Note: Formerly ENGL 392C]
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 322 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011583
Postcolonial Literature of the Americas
This course examines postcolonial literature in English from Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. Through study of both written and oral genres, we will discuss how language practices adapt to and are created in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Topics may include diaspora and migration, nationalism, gender, neo-colonialism, and multiculturalism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 330A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005152
16th-Century Literature 1
A consideration of early Tudor and Elizabethan writers, from Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder to John Donne, studied in relation to the social and cultural developments of the sixteenth century.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 330B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005153
16th-Century Literature 2
An intensive study of selected genres, topics, and works of the Elizabethan age (1558-1603). Writers such as Sir Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and their works, are studied in relation to the social and cultural developments of the period.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 335 WSP 0.50Course ID: 005155
Creative Writing 1
Aimed at encouraging students to develop their creative and critical potentials, the course consists of supervised practice, tutorials, and seminar discussions.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered at Renison College

ENGL 336 WSP 0.50Course ID: 005156
Creative Writing 2
Designed to assist advanced creative writers to develop their skills in various genres by means of workshop processes, supervised practice, and critical discussion of one or more major projects.
[Note:Admission by portfolio review]
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A and ENGL 335

ENGL 342 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010339
American Literature to 1860
A study of developments in early American Literature. Texts may be drawn from Anglo-European movements such as gothicism and romanticism; captivity narratives and other colonial writings; Afro-American, Native American, and other minority traditions; sentimental and domestic fiction; and indigenous American forms such as the frontier romance, and other minority literatures.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 343 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005157
American Literature 1860-1910
A survey of literary developments in America from the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth-century, including significant movements of the period such as realism, regionalism, and naturalism; the New Woman's writing and other developments in women's literatures; popular forms such as the Western; and minority literatures.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 344 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005158
Modern American Literature
A study of American Literature from the early twentieth century through the second world war, emphasizing aesthetic innovation in the modernist movement, and its aftermath in the social writings of the 1930s.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 345 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005159
Regional American Literature
A literary exploration of one or more American regions, such as the American South or the West. Topics may include the plantation myth, slave narratives, the southern gothic, captivity narratives, frontier novels, popular western, urban realism. May also include one or two films.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 346 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010195
American Fiction
A study of four to five writers. Topics may include the evolution of narrative style, realism and anti-realism, literature and story, fiction and history, the novel and film, gender and ethnicity.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: ENGL 346C

ENGL 347 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005162
American Literature Since 1945
A study of the movements of American Literature following the second world war. The course will consider the formal and cultural diversity of writing in this period, with attention to topics such as avant-garde experiment, the persistence of realism, counter-cultural politics, feminism and literature, postmodernism, and the emergence of minority writers in the mainstream.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: ENGL 347A

ENGL 348 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010196
American Poetry Since 1850
A study of poems, poets, ideas, and movements, contributing to the growth of a distinctive American poetry from Whitman and Dickinson to the twenty-first century. Texts will be drawn from popular and avant-garde contexts, as well as the literary mainstream.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 350A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005164
17th-Century Non-Dramatic Literature 1
A study of secular and religious lyric poetry by poets such as Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Herbert, Vaughan, and Marvell.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 350B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005165
17th-Century Non-Dramatic Literature 2
A study of selected prose works of Bacon, Burton, and Browne. A more intensive study of Milton's English poetry and a selection of his prose works.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 361 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004682
English Drama to 1642
The Middle Ages, the Elizabethans and Jacobeans (excluding Shakespeare), and the Spanish Golden Age.
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 311)

ENGL 362 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005166
Shakespeare 1
A study of the plays written before 1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 386)
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 363 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005167
Shakespeare 2
A study of the plays written after 1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 387)
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 364 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010197
Shakespeare in Performance at The Stratford Festival
An historical, theoretical, and analytical introduction to Shakespeare's plays in performance, both on stage and screen, this course focuses on specific problems and decisive issues of past productions and of those in the current Stratford Festival season.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

ENGL 365 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005168
Selected Studies
Designed to provide a study in-depth of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.
Department Consent Required

ENGL 366 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005169
Selected Studies
Designed to provide a study in-depth of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.
Department Consent Required

ENGL 371 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011772
Editing Literary Works
Investigating scholarly, educational, popular, and electronic editions, this course explores the theory and practice of editing literary texts.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 376R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005172
Applied English Grammar 1
In exploring different definitions and types of grammar (e.g. descriptive vs. prescriptive), students develop their own critical framework for explaining the structure of English. Of interest to intending teachers of English as the native or second language.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 377R LEC 0.50Course ID: 005173
Applied English Grammar 2
A continuation of ENGL 376R. Practical applications of language theories to error analysis and correction.
Prereq: ENGL 376R

ENGL 392A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005175
Information Design
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of the ways in which people package information for other people: space, weight, line, colour, typography, and representation. Students apply this knowledge by developing or revising documents.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or DAC 200/202/ENGL 204

ENGL 392B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005176
The Rhetoric of Text and Image
This course introduces students to the interaction of texts and images in such professional writing fields as advertising, book illustration, technical documentation, journalism, and public relations. Issues may include visual and textual literacy, the semiotics and rhetoric of design, and the ideological basis of social communication.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or DAC 200/202/ENGL 204

ENGL 400s


ENGL 403 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 011683
Digital Design Research Project
Students will work in small groups under the supervision of a faculty researcher on an ongoing, large-scale, digital design project.
Prereq: DAC 300/ENGL 303
(Cross-listed with DAC 400, SPCOM 400)

ENGL 407 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012357
Language and Politics
This course explores how language shapes and is shaped by the unequal distribution of power in modern societies. The role of language will be considered in, for example, the maintenance of sexual difference, the establishment and maintenance of national identity, and the conflict between social classes. The reading will consist of literary and theoretical texts, the latter including such writers as Bourdieu, Bakhtin, Foucault, Cameron, Lakoff, Ngugi wa Thion'go, and Paulin.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 408A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005177
Writing for the Media
This course examines the genres and strategies of both journalism and public relations. With a strong orientation towards rhetorical and linguistic theories, this course will cover audience concerns from both within and outside organizations.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or 309A or 309B or 309C

ENGL 408B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005178
The Discourse of Advertising
This course introduces students to writing and editing advertising copy. Students will also be introduced to models of discourse and rhetorical analysis of advertising texts. Assignments include creating a portfolio of advertising copy and an extensive analysis of sample advertising discourse.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or 309A or 309B or 309C

ENGL 408C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005179
The Rhetoric of Digital Design: Theory and Practice
This course applies a variety of perspectives - design discourse, multimodal discourse, rhetorical theory, social semiotics - to analyze and design digital texts across a variety of modes, genres, and registers. Genres may include Web sites, multimedia presentations, user interfaces, DVDs, music and sound recordings, virtual environments, simulations, and games.
Prereq: ENGL 292 or 309A or 309B or 309C

ENGL 409A LEC 0.50Course ID: 011394
Rhetoric of Argumentation
This course studies the discursive, social, and rhetorical principles of argumentation, including topics such as evidence, reasoning, and the organization and presentation of arguments. Scholars studied may include Richard Whatley, Jurgen Habermas, Stephen Toulmin, Chaim Perelman, Lucie Olbrecht-Tyteca, Kenneth Burke, and Pierre Bourdieu.
Prereq: Any one of ENGL 309A, 309B, 309C

ENGL 410A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005183
The Age of Aphra Behn: Restoration Literature
A selection of Restoration literature, including drama, by such authors as Cavendish, Dryden, Behn, Etherege, Rochester, and Wycherley. Topics may include the poetry of the court wits, literary reflections of seventeenth-century feminism and libertinism, and the emergence of the published woman author.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 410B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005184
Eighteenth-Century Literature
A selection of eighteenth-century literature by such writers as Finch, Pope, Swift, Manley, Smart, and Equiano. Topics may include satire, neo-classicism vs. literary modernism, the emergence of (auto) biography, anti-colonial writing and writers of colour, and the consolidation of women's publication.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 410D LEC 0.50Course ID: 010341
Eighteenth-Century Fiction
A selection of eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Haywood, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, and Austen. Topics may include the novel as an experimental form, romance and amatory fiction, the rise of the woman novelist, and the interlinking of aesthetics with issues of gender, class, and colonialism.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 430A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005185
Literature of the Romantic Period 1
An examination of the first generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Barbauld, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, and Coleridge.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 430B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005186
Literature of the Romantic Period 2
An examination of the second generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Byron, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats, and Hemans.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 451A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005190
Literature of the Victorian Age 1
An historical and critical study of major poets (Browning, Tennyson, Arnold) and of the literary criticism of the period.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 451B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005191
Literature of the Victorian Age 2
An historical and critical study of major novelists (Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot) and major essayists (Newman, Ruskin, Mill, Huxley).
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 460A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005192
British Literature, 1885-1918
A study of works by such writers as Conrad, Egerton, Field, Forster, Shaw, Wilde, and Yeats.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 460B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005193
British Literature, 1918-1945
A study of works by such writers as Compton-Burnett, Eliot, Isherwood, Joyce, Lawrence, Smith, and Woolf.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Also offered by Distance Education

ENGL 460C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005194
British Literature, 1945 to the Present
A study of works by such writers as Beckett, Byatt, Carter, Heaney, Hollinghurst, Murdoch, Pinter, Rushdie, Welsh, and Winterson.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 463 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011584
Postcolonial Literatures
This course examines postcolonial literature (fiction, poetry, and drama) from Africa, Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan. Topics may include the range of creative forms and language use in texts; indigeneity and migration; intersections of gender, sexuality and race; and resistance, nationalism, and history.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 470A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005195
Contemporary Critical Theory
Contemporary critical theory offers an array of competing constructions of text and culture. This course examines several topics in recent critical theory, such as gender, race, subjectivity, textuality, and popular culture.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 470B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005196
History of Literary Criticism
An historical survey of major critical texts and movements from the Greek and Roman classics to the New Criticism of the mid-20th century, examining different critical theories and practices in a context of cultural changes.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 470C LEC 0.50Course ID: 005197
Literary Studies in Electronic Forms
A critical examination of literary publication, editing, research, and criticism in CD-ROM and on-line.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

ENGL 471 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011773
Adapting Literary Works
Focusing on adaptation of classic works of literature in English, this course examines the problems, possibilities, and principles of representing such works in other literary forms and in other media.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ENGL 481 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009976
Topics in Rhetoric and Literature
A special study of a selected topic in rhetoric and literature. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Honours English Literature or RPW

ENGL 484 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009979
Topics in British Literature Before 1800
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in British Literature before 1800. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Honours English Literature or RPW
5 Renaissance Literatr & Rhtoric

ENGL 487 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009982
Topics in British Literature and Commonwealth Literature Since 1800
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, period, or national literature in British and Commonwealth Literature since 1800. Please see instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Honours English Literature or RPW

ENGL 490 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009985
Topics in North American Literature
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in North American Literature. Please see course instructor for details.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Honours English Literature or RPW

ENGL 495A ESS 0.50Course ID: 005223
Supervision of Honours Essay
Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.
[Note: A grade for ENGL 495A will be submitted only after the completion of ENGL 495B.]
Department Consent Required

ENGL 495B ESS 0.50Course ID: 005224
Supervision of Honours Essay
Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.
Prereq: ENGL 495A


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