English (ENGL)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
ENGL 070 Introduction to Academic Writing for the Nonnative Speakers of English 3 hours. This preparatory class for nonnative speakers for English emphasizes the second-language challenges for writing presented by syntax (structure), semantics (meaning), and pragmatics (use). Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). No graduation credit. Previously listed as ENGL 150. Based on final course assessment, the English Department may recommend a waiver of ENGL 160. Students who receive this waiver earn three hours of proficiency credit for ENGL 160 and placement into ENGL 161. Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 or eligibility as determined by performance on the department placement test.
ENGL 071 Introduction to Academic Writing 3 hours. This preparatory course emphasizes academic reading and writing with a focus on argument, sentence-level grammar and rhetorical effectiveness. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). No graduation credit. Previously listed as ENGL 152. Based on final course assessment, the English Department may recommend a waiver of ENGL 160. Students who receive this waiver earn three hours of proficiency credit for ENGL 160 and placement into ENGL 161. Prerequisite(s): Eligibility determined by performance on the department placement test.
ENGL 101 Understanding Literature 3 hours. Reading and analysis of texts from a variety of literary forms and periods. Special attention to methods for determining literary meaning.   Creative Arts course.
ENGL 102 Introduction to Film 3 hours. Representative selections from a variety of periods and forms. Development of analytical skills in the reading of film.   Same as MOVI 102. Creative Arts course.
ENGL 103 English and American Poetry 3 hours. Reading and analysis of a representative selection from a variety of periods and forms in poetry.   Creative Arts course.
ENGL 104 English and American Drama 3 hours. Reading and analysis of representative selections from a variety of periods and forms in drama.  Creative Arts course.
ENGL 105 English and American Fiction 3 hours. Reading and analysis of representative selections from a variety of periods and forms in fiction.   Creative Arts course.
ENGL 106 English and American Prose 3 hours. Reading and analysis of representative selections from a variety of periods and forms of nonfiction prose.  Creative Arts course.
ENGL 107 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 hours. Introductory survey of Shakespeare's major plays and poems.  Creative Arts, and Past course.
ENGL 108 British Literature and British Culture 3 hours. Analysis of novels, plays and poems from 1800 to the present that reflect key developments and events in British history and culture. Creative Arts course.
ENGL 109 American Literature and American Culture 3 hours. Analysis of American novels, plays and poems from the colonial period to the present that reflect key developments and events in American history and culture. May not be repeated for credit.   Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ENGL 110 English and American Popular Genres 3 hours. Introduction to the textual analysis of pulp literature, film, television, and other popular discourses. Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.
ENGL 111 Women and Literature 3 hours. Introduction to reading English and American literature with a focus on gender, genre and women's roles. Same as GWS 111.   Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.
ENGL 112 Introduction to Native American Literatures 3 hours. An introduction to the oral and written literatures of American Indians. Same as NAST 112.   Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ENGL 113 Introduction to Multiethnic Literatures in the United States 3 hours. An introduction to the literature of racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including ways in which this literature reflects conflicts between these groups and the dominant American culture. Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ENGL 114 Introduction to Colonial and Postcolonial Literature 3 hours. An introduction to the literature in English most directly representative of the historical processes of colonialism and decolonization that have shaped the modern world.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
ENGL 115 Understanding the Bible as Literature 3 hours. A broad overview of various literary genres in the Bible such as origin narrative, historical narrative, poetry, wisdom literature, prophetic/apocalyptic literature, parable, and epistle. Same as JST 115, and RELS 115.   Creative Arts, Past, and World Cultures course.
ENGL 116 Jewish American Literature of the 20th Century 3 hours. Introduction to ways of analyzing literature within the specific thematic and cultural lens of Judaism, focusing on major works of literature in a variety of genres throughout the twentieth century.   Same as JST 116.
ENGL 117 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Literature 3 hours. Introduction to literary texts in Western and other traditions that explore issues of gender and sexuality. Same as GWS 117.   Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.
ENGL 118 Introduction to African American Literature, 1760-1910 3 hours. Comprehensive survey, 1760-1910, from earliest folk roots to formal literary tradition. Same as AAST 110.   Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.
ENGL 119 Introduction to African American Literature since 1910 3 hours. Comprehensive survey of African American literature from 1910 to the present. Same as AAST 111. Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ENGL 120 Film and Culture 3 hours. Analysis of representative works that reflect the relationship between cinema and its cultural context.  Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.
ENGL 121 Introduction to Moving Image Arts 3 hours. Examination and interpretation of moving image texts such as film, television, and new digital media. Same as MOVI 121. Creative Arts course.
ENGL 122 Understanding Rhetoric 3 hours. An introductory examination of rhetoric as an intellectual force shaping discourse in both academic and public domains. Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.
ENGL 123 Introduction to Asian American Literature 3 hours. Introductory survey of a wide range of Asian American literature in various socio-historical contexts. Same as ASAM 123.  Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hours. Students write in a variety of genres with an emphasis on argument and sentence-level grammar. Topics vary by section. This class may be taught in a blended format. When that is the case, internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested. Please check the online class schedule for blended-online sections. Prerequisite(s): Eligibility as determined by performance on the Department placement test. 
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hours. Students learn about academic inquiry and complete several writing projects including a documented research paper. Topics vary by section. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 160 or the equivalent. All students take the Writing Placement Test. If students place into ESL 050, ESL 060, ENGL 150, ENGL 152 or ENGL 160, the student must take that course (or courses) prior to enrolling in ENGL 161. Students with an ACT English subscore of 27 or higher receive a waiver of ENGL 160 and permission to enroll in ENGL 161. 
ENGL 194 Topics in Literature and Culture 3 hours. Reading and analysis of literature and other cultural works from a variety of periods and genres. May be repeated.
ENGL 198 Field Research in Writing and Rhetoric 1 TO 3 hours. Students apply the academic features of reading and writing texts to contexts outside the classroom through the design and execution of field-based research projects. Field work required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and admission to the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program (CCLCP). Corequisite(s): Students  must enroll concurrently in one of four required CCLCP courses, taken during the freshman and sophomore years. Contact program advisor for additional details.
ENGL 200 Basic English Grammar 3 hours. Students will be introduced to the basic grammatical structures and semantics of English.  The focus will be on the interrelationship of syntax and semantics, showing how small changes in structure can affect the meaning of sentences.
ENGL 201 Introduction to the Writing of Nonfiction Prose 3 hours. Basic techniques for writing essays, articles, reviews and other forms of nonfiction. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 202 Media and Professional Writing 3 hours. Analysis of and practice in media writing, including news, feature, and opinion writing. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 240 or the equivalent.
ENGL 210 Introduction to the Writing of Poetry 3 hours. Practice in writing poetry, beginning with exercises and published models, with increasing emphasis on the students' poetry in class. Workshop format. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 212 Introduction to the Writing of Fiction 3 hours. Practice in the writing of fiction; emphasis on analysis of student work and published examples. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and  grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 222 Tutoring in the Writing Center 3 hours. Students learn principles of effective writing by tutoring other students under the supervision of the Writing Center staff. Emphasis on theories of writing. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of A or B in ENGL 150 or ENGL 160, and ENGL 161 (University Writing requirement) and consent of the Writing Center director.
ENGL 232 History of Film I: 1890 to World War II 3 hours. History of film from its beginnings in the 1890s up to World War II. Same as AH 232 and MOVI 232.  
ENGL 233 History of Film II: World War II to the Present 3 hours. History of film from World War II to contemporary movements in world cinema. Same as AH 233 and MOVI 233.  
ENGL 234 History of Television 3 hours. A critical history of television.   Same as COMM 234 and MOVI 234.  One additional hour each week for required screenings.
ENGL 240 Introduction to Literary Study and Critical Methods 3 hours. Introduction on how to read and write critically about literature and other cultural productions, includes methods of literary and cultural theory and criticism, issues of form and interpretation, rhetorical analysis.   Prerequisite(s):  Completion of the University Writing requirement or concurrent registration in ENGL 161 or 171.  Recommended background:  3 hours from ENGL 101-123.  
ENGL 241 English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660 3 hours. A survey of significant works of English literature, beginnings to 1660, their historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions, from a number of critical perpectives. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the University Writing requirement or concurrent registration in ENGL 161 or ENGL 171. Recommended background:  3 hours of English from ENGL 101-123.  
ENGL 242 English Literature II: 1660 to 1900 3 hours. A survey of significant works of English Literature, 1660 - 1900, their historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions, from a number of critical perspectives.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of the University Writing requirement or concurrent registration in ENGL 161 or ENGL 171.  Recommended background:  3 hours of English from ENGL 101-123.  
ENGL 243 American Literature: Beginnings to 1900 3 hours. A survey of significant works of American literature, beginnings to 1900, their cultural, historical, and aesthetic dimensions, from a number of critical perspectives.  Prerequisite(s):  Completion of the University Writing requirement or concurrent registration in ENGL 161 or ENGL 171.  Recommended background:  3 hours of English from English 101-123.  
ENGL 260 Comparative Black Literatures 3 hours. The study and analysis of selected works of literature and criticism in the context of the African diaspora. Same as AAST 250. Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ENGL 261 Reading Black Women Writing 3 hours. Examines inscriptions of race, gender, class, and sexuality as they shape the literary and critical practices of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black women writers. Same as AAST 261 and GWS 261. Previously listed as ENGL 480. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in AAST 100 or grade of C or better in AAST 110 or grade of C or better in AAST 111 or grade of C or better in ENGL 118 or grade of C or better in ENGL 119 or grade of C or better in ENGL 240; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 262 Black Cultural Studies 3 hours. Introduction to approaches, methods, and key debates in the study of black culture in a transnational and diasporic context. Same as AAST 262. Prerequisite(s): AAST 100. Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ENGL 265 The Harlem Renaissance 3 hours. The intellectual, cultural, and artistic expressions among African Americans from 1912 to 1933, with an emphasis on the literary texts and social history. Same as AAST 265. Previously listed as ENGL 350. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in AAST 100; and grade of C or better in AAST 110 or grade of C or better in AAST 111; or grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 243; or consent of the instructor. Past, and US Society course.
ENGL 266 Topics in African Literature 3 hours. The study and analysis of selected works of African literature, history, and criticism. Same as AAST 266. May be repeated. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
ENGL 295 Latino Literary Studies 3 hours. Major trends, genres, works, themes, and writers related to Latino history and culture, mainstream and minority U.S., Latin American and third world literatures. Same as LALS 295 and SPAN 295. US Society course.
ENGL 297 Studies in the Classical Tradition 3 hours. Examination of selected texts of ancient Greek and Roman literature, such as the novel, drama, and epic, and how they inform English and American literature and culture.   Same as CL 297.  Prerequisite(s):  CL 102; or consent of the instructor. Creative Arts, and Past course.
ENGL 302 Studies in the Moving Image 3 hours. Study of a topic or movement in film and/or other media forms. Same as MOVI 302.  May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 or consent of instructor.
ENGL 303 Studies in Poetry 3 hours. Survey of the traditions of English and American poetry.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 103.
ENGL 304 Studies in Drama 3 hours. Survey of an author, topic, or movement in drama.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 104.
ENGL 305 Studies in Fiction 3 hours. Survey of a topic or a movement in fiction.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 105 or 106.
ENGL 311 Medieval English Literature 3 hours. Survey of major works from the period 450-1500.  Readings may include Beowulf, Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain-poet.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 241.
ENGL 312 Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Literature 3 hours. Study of important works written in English between 1500 and 1700.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 241.
ENGL 313 Major Plays of Shakespeare 3 hours. Major comedies, histories, tragedies and romances; the development of Shakespeare's career in relation to his theater and his society.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 241. 
ENGL 314 Milton 3 hours. An introduction to Milton's life and works, this course focuses primarily on the major poetry (Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes) and selected prose.  Couse Information:  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 241.
ENGL 315 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature 3 hours. Survey of representative texts in the major genres of Restoration and eighteenth-century literature.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 242.
ENGL 316 British Romantic Literature 3 hours. Surveys the work of important British Romantic writers such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Austen, and Scott, with particular emphasis on analyzing a variety of typical genres.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 242.
ENGL 317 Victorian Literature 3 hours. Introduction to the literature of the Victorian period in England, with representative fiction, poetry, and non-fictional prose. Some attention to other aspects of Victorian culture (visual arts, architecture, music) as appropriate.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 242.
ENGL 318 Modern British Literature: 1900-1945 3 hours. This course surveys major themes in British literature written between 1900 and 1945.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 242.
ENGL 319 Post-War British Literature: 1945-1980 3 hours. Focus on the new international literatures in English and the forces that produced them.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 242.
ENGL 320 British Literature: 1980-Present 3 hours. British literature in the contemporary context.  Prerequisites:  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 242.
ENGL 321 Early American Literature: 1630 to 1790 3 hours. Survey of representative works in early American literature fron the early Colonial through the Revolutionary and Federal periods.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and Grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 323 American Literature: 1790 to 1865 3 hours. The course analyzes selected works of American literature written between 1790 and the end of the Civil War in 1865.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 324 American Literature: 1865-1900 3 hours. Analysis of representative American literary works of the period 1865-1900.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 325 Modern American Literature:  1900-1945 3 hours. Representative selections with emphasis on the poetry and fiction of the period.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 326 Post-War American Literature: 1945-1980 3 hours. Representative selections with emphasis on poetry and fiction of the period.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 327 Contemporary American Literature: 1980-Present 3 hours. Study of contemporary American authors, including those who are currently publishing in electronic media forms as well as in commercial, academic or independent presses.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 328 Asian American Literature 3 hours. Historical development of Asian American literature. It will identify specific cultural and political issues that have shaped the broad range and diverse ethnic interests of that writing.   Same as ASAM 328. Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background: ENGL 123.
ENGL 333 Literatures in English Other than English and American 3 hours. Comparative study of literature in English from the colonial territories, the independent former colonies, and/or the Commonwealth nations.   Prerequisites:  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and a grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 114.
ENGL 341 Literature and Popular Culture 3 hours. Study of what constitutes popular culture, how it identifies itself, how it works, and how it can be analyzed.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 110.
ENGL 342 Cultural and Media Studies 3 hours. General introduction to Cultural Studies, with special attention to film and television and other new media.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 343 Literature and Religion 3 hours. Studies in the relation of literature to doctrines, imagery, practices, experiences, or history of one or more religious traditions.   Same as RELS 343.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 351 Topics in Black Art and Literature 3 hours. Study of literature and the other arts in the context of the African diaspora. Topics vary. Same as AAST 351. Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in AAST 100; and grade of C or better in AAST 110 or grade of C or better in AAST 111; or grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 358 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature 3 hours. Studies a range of works produced in the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century colonialism, as well as from the postcolonial period. Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 114.
ENGL 359 Ethnic American Literature 3 hours. Representative selections from a number of ethnic and minority literatures.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 113.
ENGL 361 Gender Theory 3 hours. Survey of theories of gender in culture.   Same  as GWS 361.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243; or GWS 101 or GWS 102; or consent of the instructor.  Recommended background:  ENGL 117.
ENGL 362 Queer Theory 3 hours. Survey of theoretical concerns and historical issues that inform and shape the field of "Queer Studies".  Same as GWS 362.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in  ENGL 242 or grade of C or better ENGL 243; or GWS 203; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 363 Gender and Sexuality in Literature 3 hours. A survey of works that take the status of gender and sexuality as one of their central thematic or aesthetic concerns.   Same as GWS 363.  Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243; or GWS 101 or GWS 102; or consent of the instructor.  Recommended background:  ENGL 117.
ENGL 364 Disability Studies 3 hours. This course surveys the representation of physical and cognitive disability in U.S. culture, 1622-present, in order to examine the ways in which impairment impacts definitions of American-ness.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 370 Literary Theory 3 hours. An introduction to and survey of literary theory.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 372 History of Literary Criticism 3 hours. This course provides an overview of the foundations of literary criticism in English from the ancient Greeks to the present time.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.
ENGL 374 Rhetorical Studies 3 hours. Theoretical and practical studies of the social contexts, uses, and effects of various kinds of discourse and communication, whether oral, written, or electronic.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 122.
ENGL 375 Rhetoric and Public LIfe 3 hours. The study of how language and other media intersect with material conditions to make political belief and political change.   Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 or grade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background:  ENGL 122.
ENGL 394 Special Topics in English Studies 3 hours. Selected topics in English Studies. May be repeated up to 2 time(s).
ENGL 398 English Honors Seminar 3 hours. Supervised research and writing of a senior honors thesis on a topic agreed upon by student and faculty sponsor. Students who complete this course and fulfill all of the other honors prerequisites will be awarded highest distinction in the major.   Prerequisite(s):  A GPA of 3.75 or higher in courses required for the major, completion or simultaneous enrollment in a 400-level seminar, faculty sponsor, and the approval of the department.
ENGL 399 Independent Study in English 1 TO 3 hours. Independent study. Topics for ENGL 399 should not duplicate work done in other English courses. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and consent of the instructor. The student must first consult with the instructor of the independent study and the instructor and director of undergraduate studies must approve the student's written prospectus specifying the topic, required work, and number of credit hours the student will receive for the course. 
ENGL 400 History of the English Language 3 OR 4 hours. Development of English from its Proto-Indo-European origin to the present; detailed examination of the external and internal history of Old, Middle, and Modern English. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.  Recommended background:  ENGL 200.
ENGL 401 Modern English 3 OR 4 hours. This is a course on the sound system, the lexicon and syntax-semantics of modern American English taught from the linguistic perspective.  3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s):  Senior standing or 9 hours of English or consent of the instructor.  Recommended background:  ENGL 200.
ENGL 402 Rhetoric 3 OR 4 hours. Intensive study of central topics in rhetorical theory in their historical depth. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 342 or ENGL 361 or ENGL 370 or ENGL 372 or ENGL 374 or ENGL 375; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 403 Introduction to Old English 3 OR 4 hours. The elements of Old English grammar and readings from the literature of England before the Norman Conquest. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 240; and ENGL 241 or ENGL 242 or ENGL 243; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 405 Topics in Old English Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Studies in the language and literature of pre-Conquest England.  Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours.  4 graduate hours.  May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 403; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 408 Topics in Medieval Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Topics in English literature from the period 450-1500. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 311 or ENGL 312 or ENGL 313 or ENGL 314; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 413 Topics in Shakespeare 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a genre, topic or period in Shakespeare's work. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 312 or ENGL 313 or ENGL 314; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 416 Topics in Renaissance Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a topic in English literature written between 1500 and 1700. Content varies.  3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.  May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisites:  ENGL 311 or ENGL 312 or ENGL 313 or ENGL 314; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 417 Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Focus on a particular topic or theme in British literature 1660-1780. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 313 or ENGL 314 or ENGL 315 or ENGL 316; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 419 Topics in Romantic Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Concentrates on a particular aspect of British Romantic writing in order to provide a greater depth of study in the period. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 313 or ENGL 314 or ENGL 315 or ENGL 316 or ENGL 317; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 421 Topics in Victorian Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a major author, genre, or theme in the Victorian period. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 315 or ENGL 316 or ENGL 317 or ENGL 318; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 422 Topics in Postcolonial and World Literature in English 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a major author, topic, movement, or genre within postcolonial and world literatures in English. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 318 or ENGL 319 or ENGL 320 or ENGL 333; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 426 Topics in American Literature and Culture to 1900 3 OR 4 hours. This course analyzes selected topics in American literature and culture to 1900.  3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 323 or ENGL 324 or ENGL 325; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 427 Topics in American Literature and Culture, 1900-Present 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a specific topic relating American literature to society, culture, history, race, gender, ethnicity. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisites:  ENGL 324 or ENGL 325 or ENGL 326 or ENGL 327; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 428 Topics in Literature and Culture, 1900-Present 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a specific topic relating twentieth century literature to society, culture, history, race, gender, ethnicity. Content varies.   3 undergradute hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 318 or ENGL 319 or ENGL 320 or ENGL 325 or ENGL 326 or ENGL 327; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 429 Topics in Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a specific topic relating literature to society, culture, history, race, gender, ethnicity. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  Six hours of English at the 300-level and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 437 Topics in Poetry and Poetic Theory 3 OR 4 hours. Investigations into the nature of poetry. Discussions of issues such as technical, theoretical, formal and historical developments. Topics and readings vary.  3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 303 or ENGL 316 or ENGL 355; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 438 Topics in Performance Studies 3 OR 4 hours. In-depth study of a topic, movement, artist or author in the field of drama and performance studies, broadly defined. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequiste(s):  ENGL 304 or ENGL 313 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342 or ENGL 370 or ENGL 375; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 439 Topics in Fiction and Theories of Fiction 3 OR 4 hours. Study of fiction related to a particular theory of fiction (Realism, Romance, Literary Naturalism, Narrative Theory, Fictional Poetics). Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.  May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 305; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 440 Topics in Cultural and Media Studies 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a medium, genre, theme, period, influence, or problem in Culture and Cultural Theory. Topics Vary.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 302 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 441 Topics in Asian American Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. An advanced seminar that examines various forms of cultural production by Asian American artists of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Topics vary.  Same as ASAM 441. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 327 or ENGL 328 or ENGL 359; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 443 Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Specific study of topics in gender and literature. Content varies.   Same as GWS 443. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequiste(s):  ENGL 361 or ENGL 362 or ENGL 363 or GWS 101 or GWS 102; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 444 Topics in Theories of Gender and Sexuality 3 OR 4 hours. Advanced study of topics related to theories of gender and sexuality.   Same as GWS 444.  3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequiste(s):  ENGL 361 or ENGL 362 or ENGL 363 or GWS 101 or GWS 102; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 445 Topics in Disability Studies 3 OR 4 hours. This course will focus on topics structured around particular aspects of Disability Studies and its practical, cultural, and theoretical implications.   Same as DHD 445.  3 undergraduate hours.  4 graduate hours.  May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 361 or ENGL 362 or ENGL 363 or ENGL 364; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 446 Topics in Criticism and Theory 3 OR 4 hours. Focus on a particular critical or theoretical topic, movement, tradition or figure. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 361 or ENGL 362 or ENGL 370 or ENGL 372; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 448 Topics in Rhetorical Studies 3 OR 4 hours. Study of theoretical intersections between Rhetoric and Cultural Studies to describe and explain the ways in which discourse constructs identity, knowledge, and values. Content varies.   3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequiste(s):  ENGL 374 or ENGL 375 or ENGL 342 or ENGL 402; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 459 Introduction to the Teaching of English in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 OR 4 hours. Intended as a general initiation to the field of secondary English teaching, the course focuses on many of the crucial issues facing teachers in contemporary language arts classrooms. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the University Writing requirement; and sophomore standing or above.
ENGL 462 Topics in American Literary Nonfiction Prose 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a specific topic in the literary nonfiction of the United States, which may include its history, development and classification. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ENGL 240 and grade of C or better in ENGL 243, and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 469 Women's Literary Traditions 3 OR 4 hours. An exploration of issues such as the female aesthetic; women's popular literature; factors that enable creativity; differences of race and class. Same as GWS 469. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 361 or ENGL 362 or ENGL 363; and senior standing or above; or consent of instructor.
ENGL 470 Topics in Multiethnic Literatures in the United States 3 OR 4 hours. Topics in the literatures of American racial and ethnic groups. Content varies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 328 or ENGL 333 or ENGL 350 or ENGL 351 or ENGL 355 or 357; or ENGL 359; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 471 Topics in Native American Literatures 3 OR 4 hours. The history and development of literature by and about American Indians. Content varies. Same as NAST 471. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and 6 hours of English, African American studies, or Latin American studies or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 472 Women and Film 3 OR 4 hours. Roles and representations of women in classical Hollywood, European art and independent feminist cinemas. Same as AH 434, and GWS 472. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 302 or ENGL 342 or ENGL 361 or ENGL 362 or ENGL 363; and senior standing or above; or consent of instructor.
ENGL 473 Topics in African-American Literature 3 OR 4 hours. African American literature and culture for students with significant background in the field. Topics vary. Same as AAST 490. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): AAST 357 or AAST 360 or ENGL 357; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 474 Topics in Popular Culture and Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a specific topic relating literature to popular culture, such as sport, television, and best sellers. Critical analysis of the cultural mythology encasing these subjects. Content varies.  3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 302 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 478 The Bible as Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Literary analysis of the English Bible (including the Apocrypha) in its historical and religious contexts; study of the King James Version and successive revisions of it. Same as JST 478, and RELS 478. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and grade of C or better in ENGL 241 orgGrade of C or better in ENGL 242 or grade of C or better in ENGL 243; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 481 Methods of Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 OR 4 hours. Theory and practice; emphasis on current approaches to language and literature in multicultural settings. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. All students in the teacher education program must take this course in the term preceding their student teaching. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or 9 hours of English or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 482 Campus Writing Consultants 4 hours. Tutoring in the Writing Center. Students are required to consult with others on their writing. Emphasis on practice and theories of writing. Appropriate for prospective teachers. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or 9 hours of English and consent of the instructor. Students must obtain override from the Writing Center. 
ENGL 483 Studies in Language and Rhetoric 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a particular topic or movement in language or rhetoric. Content varies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 484 Studies in Language and Cognition 3 OR 4 hours. Examination of relationships among theories of language structure, cognition, and discourse, with applications of such theories to the writing process. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 401; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 485 Studies in the English Language and Linguistics 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a topic such as language diversity and literacy, theories of grammar, literacy in society, ethnicity and language. Content varies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or 9 hours of English or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 486 The Teaching of Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 OR 4 hours. Rhetoric and composition pedagogy. Study of a topic. Content varies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or 9 hours of English or consent of the instructor. 
ENGL 489 The Teaching of Reading and Literature in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 OR 4 hours. Intended as a part of the English education methods sequence, with particular emphasis on helping prospective teachers assist struggling readers in the study of literature. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 459 and completion of the University Writing requirement; or consent of the instructor.
ENGL 490 Advanced Writing of Poetry 3 OR 4 hours. Advanced work on poetic techniques and practices; emphasis on analysis of student work, using published examples; particular attention to individual student development. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) by undergraduates. Prerequisite(s): Undergraduates:  Grade of B or better in ENGL 210.  Registration restrictions:  Graduate students must obtain approval of the Department of English.
ENGL 491 Advanced Writing of Fiction 3 OR 4 hours. Advanced practice; emphasis on analysis of student work and published examples. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) by undergraduates. Prerequisite(s):  Undergraduates:  Grade of B or better in ENGL 212.  Registration restrictions:  Graduate students must obtain approval of the Department of English.
ENGL 492 Advanced Writing of Nonfiction Prose 3 OR 4 hours. Advanced practice in writing essays, articles, reviews or other forms of nonfiction prose. Content varies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) by undergraduates. Prerequisite(s):  Undergraduates:  Grade of B or better in ENGL 201.  Registration restrictions:  Graduate students must obtain approval of the Department of English.
ENGL 493 Internship in Nonfiction Writing 0 TO 6 hours. Approved internship where students learn professional writing and organizational communication with an emphasis on initiative, planning, and meeting deadlines.  Both  the instructor and a supervisor mentor students during the course. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours may be applied toward either the undergraduate major in English or a graduate degree in English. Credit is not given for ENGL 493 if the student has credit in ENGL 593. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 201 and ENGL 202 or completion of the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program (CCLCP) and an interview with the coordinator of the internship program prior to registration. 
ENGL 494 Topics in the Teaching of English 1 TO 4 hours. Study of a topic in literature, composition, and/or pedagogy. The content varies with each offering. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
ENGL 495 Playwriting 3 OR 4 hours. The development of scripts for stage performance. Same as THTR 423. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and approval of the department and submission and approval of a playwriting sample or dialog-centered fiction prior to registration. 
ENGL 498 Educational Practice with Seminar I 6 hours. The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department. 
ENGL 499 Educational Practice with Seminar II 6 hours. The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 498, and approval of the department.