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ENGL 50: Basic Writing Skills (3 ) U
A review of the basic skills of written English, with emphasis on sentence-level grammar. Recommended for all students who score 16 or below on the ACT English test. May be repeated for credit. LEC
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ENGL 101: Composition (3 ) U
Instruction and practice in writing in a variety of rhetorical contexts, including academic ones. LEC
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ENGL 102: Critical Reading and Writing (3 ) U
Builds upon the instruction in writing of ENGL 101, emphasizing critical thinking through careful, thoughtful reading and writing. Also instructs in the evaluation and use of secondary sources. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 or its equivalent, or an ACT score of 27-31, or an SAT score of 600-649, or an AP exam score of 3 on either the Literature and Composition exam or the Language and Composition exam, or an IB score of 5. LEC
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ENGL 105: Freshman Honors English (3 ) U
Study of significant works of world literature. The primary aims are to develop reading and writing skills and to introduce the students to works of literature drawn from a variety of genres and historical periods. Prerequisite: An ACT score of 32-36, or an SAT score of 650 or higher, or an AP exam score of 3 on either the Literature and Composition exam or the Language and Composition exam, or membership in the University Honors Program. LEC
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ENGL 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in English. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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ENGL 200: Study Abroad Topics in: _____ (1-6 ) H
This course is designed for the study of special topics in English. Coursework is completed through a KU study abroad program. Available only to KU study abroad participants. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Does NOT fulfill any part of the Freshman-Sophomore requirement. LEC
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ENGL 203: Topics in Reading and Writing: _____ (3 ) H
In-depth reading and writing on a significant topic, theme, or genre. Includes a variety of textual types or a range of historical periods. Continued practice in critical reading and writing. May include but will not be limited to writing in literary genres. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, or their equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 205: Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____ (3 ) H
Study of a major movement, topic, or theme in literature and culture. The primary aims are to further develop reading and writing skills and to consider significant cultural and artistic issues. Prerequisite: ENGL 105 or an AP exam score of 4 on either the Literature and Composition exam or the Language and Composition exam. LEC
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ENGL 209: Introduction to Fiction (3 ) H
In-depth reading of and writing about prose fiction with emphasis on critical analysis of a variety of narrative types from different historical periods. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, or their equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 210: Introduction to Poetry (3 ) H
In-depth reading of and writing about poetry with emphasis on critical analysis of a variety of forms and techniques used in poems from different historical periods. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, or their equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 211: Introduction to the Drama (3 ) H
Study of plays selected to familiarize the student with dramatic masterpieces and with the drama as a literary type. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, or their equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 300: The Bible, the Classics, and Modern Literature (3 ) H
An introduction to the nature and function of literature, emphasizing Biblical, Classical, and other major cultural traditions and their influence on British and American literature. Some ancient and modern works will be studied in conjunction. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 301: Topics in British Literature to 1800: _____ (3 ) H
Study of British literary works before 1800. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, topic, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the first-and-second year English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 302: Topics in British Literature Since 1800: _____ (3 ) H
Study of British literary works since 1800. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, topic, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the first-and-second year English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 305: World Indigenous Literatures (3 ) NW H
A survey of contemporary world indigenous literatures that includes those from North America, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Arctic, and Latin America. Texts are in English (original or translation). Genres studied include the novel, poetry, and drama, supplemented by works from the oral tradition, the visual arts, and film. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the Freshman-Sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. (Same as ISP 305.) LEC
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ENGL 308: Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory (3 ) H
Study of significant problems in literary interpretation and methodology, in which basic critical principles and approaches are systematically examined and applied. These approaches might include, but are not limited to, feminism, Marxism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 309: The British Novel (3 ) HL H
Study of five or more significant novels representative of developments in the British novel of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 312: Major British Writers to 1800 (3 ) H
Outstanding works of British literature, from the earliest times to the close of the eighteenth century, studied in chronological sequence and with some attention to the characteristics of the various periods of English literary history embraced. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 314: Major British Writers after 1800 (3 ) H
Outstanding works of British literature, from 1800 to the present, studied in chronological sequence and with some attention to the characteristics of the various periods of English literary history embraced. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 315: Studies in British Literature (3 ) HL H
For students enrolled in the annual summer Study Abroad program, an interdisciplinary program conducted with other humanities departments. British literature is studied in the context of visits to relevant sites such as London, the Lake District, and Edinburgh. Prerequisite: Completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement; approval for enrollment in the Summer Institute through the Study Abroad office. LEC
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ENGL 316: Introduction to Major American Writers (3 ) H
Outstanding works of American literature, studied in chronological sequence and with some attention paid to the characteristics of the various periods of American literary history embraced. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 317: Topics in American Literature to 1865: _____ (3 ) H
Study of American literary works before 1865. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, topic, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the first-and-second year English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 318: Topics in American Literature Since 1865: _____ (3 ) H
Study of American literary works since 1865. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the first-and-second year English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 320: American Literature I (3 ) H
From the beginnings to 1865, with emphasis on the major writers and movements. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 322: American Literature II (3 ) H
From 1865 to the present, with emphasis on the major writers and movements. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 323: Twentieth Century Literature and Culture (3 ) H
The study of British and American literature, emphasizing important figures and movements since World War I. On occasion, the study of literature will be enriched with an investigation of other arts, such as music, film, and painting. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 324: Contemporary Authors: _____ (3 ) H
Study of one or more recent British and/or American authors. (Different authors in different semesters.) May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 325: Recent Popular Literature (3 ) HL H
Study of recent best sellers or other works of popular interest. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 326: Introduction to African Literature (3 ) NW H/W
Reading, analysis, and discussion of contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama from sub-Saharan Africa. Brief attention will be paid to historical development and to traditional literature. (Same as AAAS 332.) Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and one 200-level English course or consent of instructor. LEC
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ENGL 327: Studies in Twentieth-Century Drama: _____ (3 ) H
A survey of major twentieth-century playwrights and theatre groups, to be selected by the instructor. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement (ENGL 211 preferred) or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 331: Chaucer (3 ) H
Selected readings with emphasis on the Canterbury Tales. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 332: Shakespeare (3 ) H
A study of ten to fourteen of Shakespeare's plays. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 334: Major Authors: _____ (3 ) H
Study of one or two major British and/or American authors. Different authors in different semesters. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 336: Jewish American Literature and Culture (3 ) H
An examination of Jewish American literature and culture from the 17th century to the present. Materials may include a broad range of literary genres as well as folklore, music, film, and visual art. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the Freshman-Sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 337: Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (3 ) H
An historical survey of literature by U.S. Latina/o writers of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Central/South American descent. Various genres, including oral forms such as corridos as well as novels, poetry, essays, and autobiographical writing, will be considered. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 338: Introduction to African-American Literature (3 ) H
An introduction to prominent works of African-American literature from the 18th century to the present as well as to the basic approaches to study and principles of this body of work, including its connection with African sources. Literature will include a wide variety of genres, and course materials may be supplemented by folklore, music, film, and visual arts. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 339: Introduction to Caribbean Literature (3 ) H
Reading, analysis, and discussion of fiction, poetry, and drama from the Caribbean, including a small selection of Spanish, French, and Dutch Antillean works in translation. (Same as AAAS 333.) Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and one 200-level course in English or consent of instructor. LEC
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ENGL 340: Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literature: _____ (3 ) H
A study of literature by authors from one or more ethnic groups within the U.S., including but not limited to Asian American, African American, American Indian, Jewish American, Italian American, U.S. Latina/o. Different topics in different semesters. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 351: Fiction Writing I (3 ) H
A study of narrative techniques and practice in the writing of fiction. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 352: Poetry Writing I (3 ) H
A study of prosody and practice in the writing of verse. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. ENGL 210 is recommended. LEC
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ENGL 353: Screenwriting I (3 ) H
An introduction to the practice of writing and evaluating scripts for film. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 354: Playwriting I (3 ) H
An introduction to the practice of writing and evaluating scripts for stage. Prerequisite: ENGL 211, Introduction to Drama, or permission of instructor. LEC
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ENGL 355: Nonfiction Writing I (3 ) H
An introduction to the literary techniques of nonfiction and practice in the writing of one or more of the genre's subtypes, such as the personal essay, the familiar essay, the lyric essay, the memoir, nature writing, or travel writing. Prerequisite: Completion of the FSE requirement. LEC
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ENGL 359: English Grammar (3 ) U
A course in traditional English grammar for students who wish to understand and be able to analyze English sentence structure. Students might apply the course to studies of style (their own or other authors'), rhetorical analysis, literary interpretation, or teaching. This course may be offered in either lecture or online format. Prerequisite: Completion of English 101 and 102 or their equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 360: Advanced Composition: _____ (3 ) H
The principles of effective composition, as applied to a specific topic such as critical writing, expository writing, pre-legal English, book reviewing, etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 361: Professional Writing: _____ (3 ) H
Principles of writing for specific professional contexts, which might include such areas as business writing, legal writing, and literary or arts reviewing, etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 102 or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 362: Foundations of Technical Writing (3 ) H
Introduces students to the principles of technical communication. Students learn to organize, develop, write, and revise various technical documents (e.g., letters, manuals, presentations, proposals, reports, resumes, websites) often needed in business, engineering and scientific settings. Includes an introduction to technical-writing software. This course fulfills the prerequisite for English 562 and 564. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102 (or equivalent) or completed undergraduate degree. LEC
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ENGL 380: Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition (3 ) H
Introduces students to rhetoric and composition, a field that investigates questions about the nature, processes, teaching and historical, social and cultural contexts of writing. Students survey the themes, debates, and trends that inform the work of scholars in this field. Students also become acquainted with the historical traditions of discourse instruction, and the relevance of those traditions to our current understandings of writing. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 385: The Development of Modern English (3 ) H
An introduction to the history of the English language, with special attention to general structural changes throughout its history, especially changes in vocabulary and meaning, and past influences of other languages upon present usage. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 387: Introduction to the English Language (3 ) HL H
A survey of the English language, its historical development, and its grammatical structure. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 390: Studies in: _____ (3 ) H
A study of a specialized theme or topic in English studies. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the first-and second-year English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 400: Teaching and Tutoring Writing (3 ) U
Students explore theories and strategies of teaching and tutoring writing across academic disciplines. They learn more about themselves as writers as they build a repertoire of writing techniques useful in their studies, in the workplace, and in their personal lives. By observing and consulting in the writing center, they understand how reflection leads to responsible/responsive and engaged practice. (Same as LA&S 400.) LEC
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ENGL 466: Literature for Children (3 ) H
Wide reading in the great literature of the past and present suitable for children: folktales and epics, mythology, modern fantasy, fiction, poetry. Emphasis on extending the student's background and developing critical judgment. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 479: The Literature of: _____ (1-3 ) H
A study of the literary treatment of a particular aspect of British and/or American society. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 492: The London Review (3 ) H
This class meets one day a week throughout the semester and includes a nine-day visit to London over the spring break period. Students spend the early part of the semester selecting special interests, researching places to visit and study, and exchanging information. After the trip, students compile and publish a journal entitled "The London Review", which is comprised of essays, photos, art work, and other reflections about their experience in London. Prerequisite: Admission to University Honors Program or permission of instructor. LEC
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ENGL 494: Research Internship (1-3 ) H
Practical research experience in English studies gained by assisting a faculty member on a faculty research, editorial, pedagogical, or outreach project. Credit hours are graded by faculty on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. May be used as a component of the Research Experience Program (REP). Prerequisite: At least one 300-level English course, declaration of English major, and permission of instructor. FLD
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ENGL 495: Directed Study: _____ (1-3 ) H
Work for advanced majors in fields or on topics not covered in course work. May be repeated for a total of up to six hours. Does not satisfy specific course requirements for the English major. May be counted as part of the total junior-senior credit hours required. Prerequisite: Completion of three junior-senior courses in English and consent of instructor. IND
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ENGL 496: Internship (1-3 ) H
Practical experience in the use of English skills in supervised academic or professional settings. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written evaluation provided by the supervisor to the director. Prerequisite: At least one 300-level English course, declaration of English major, and permission of Undergraduate Director. FLD
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ENGL 497: Service Learning Internship (1-3 ) H
Practical experience in the use of English skills in a non-profit or advocacy context. Credit hours are graded by faculty on a a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written evaluation student provided by the on-site supervisor and on the student's written reflective component assigned and evaluated by the supervising faculty member. May be used as a component of the Service Learning certification program. Prerequisite: At least one 300-level English course, declaration of English major, and permission of instructor. FLD
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ENGL 506: Science Fiction (3 ) H
The development of science fiction as a literary genre, and as a literature of ideas for a future-oriented society. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300 - or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 507: Science, Technology, and Society: Examining the Future through a Science-Fiction Lens (3 ) H
Science and technology offer many benefits to individuals and to societies, yet they also present many challenges. This course explores the past, present, and possible future effects of science and technology on society through readings and discussions of nonfiction articles in conjunction with science-fiction stories and novels. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 508: Contemporary Literary Theory (3 ) H
Study of selected works of literary theory and of current issues in literary studies. The course is designed for advanced undergraduates who intend to continue their study of literature in graduate school and for new graduate students who require a grounding in literary theory. According to each instructor's interest, the course may survey contemporary literary theory or may focus on a particular topic (e.g., authorship, canon formation, creativity, metaphor, narrative, rhetoric) or on a theoretical position (e.g., cultural studies, deconstruction, feminism, historicism, Marxism, psychoanalysis). A student may repeat the course with the permission of the appropriate director. Prerequisite: Completion of three junior-senior courses in English (or their equivalent) or graduate standing. LEC
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ENGL 520: History of the Book (3 ) H
Brief history of writing materials and handwritten books; history of printed books from the fifteenth century as part of cultural history; technical progress and aesthetic change. (Same as HIST 500.) LEC
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ENGL 521: Advanced Topics in British Literature 1800: _____ (3 ) H
A Study of texts written before 1800. May be organized around a particular genre, historical period, a group of writers, or a theme. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 522: Advanced Topics in British Literature After 1800: ______ (3 ) H
A study of texts written after 1800. May be organized around a particular genre, historical period, group of writers, or a theme. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 525: Shakespeare: _____ (3 ) H
Intensive study of selected works. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 530: Irish Literature and Culture: _____ (3 ) H
Study of topics in Irish literature and culture. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, historical period or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. (Same as EURS 512.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 536: Readings in the Holocaust (3 ) H
An examination of Holocaust literature, which may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and film. Theoretical concerns may include such issues as memory, trauma, representation, imagination, exile, alienation, silence, the body and emotions, and intergenerational transmission. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 551: Fiction Writing II (3 ) H
Continuation of ENGL 351. May be repeated for undergraduate credit up to a total of six hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 351 or equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 552: Poetry Writing II (3 ) H
Continuation of ENGL 352. May be repeated for undergraduate credit up to a total of six hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 352 or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 553: Screenwriting II (3 ) H
A continuation of ENGL 353. May be repeated for undergraduate credit up to a total of six hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 353 or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 554: Playwriting II (3 ) H
A continuation of ENGL 354. May be repeated for undergraduate credit up to a total of six hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 354 or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 555: Nonfiction Writing II (3 ) H
Continuation of ENGL 355. May be repeated for undergraduate credit up to a total of six hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 355 or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 560: British Literature of the 20th Century: _____ (3 ) H
Study of twentieth-century literary works. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, historical period or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 562: Advanced Technical Writing I (3 ) H
Stresses research methods in technical communication and simulates on-the-job training through live interviews and other forms of research. Students master the relevant software tools and begin to develop a technical-writing portfolio. Prerequisite: ENGL 362. LEC
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ENGL 563: Advanced Technical Writing and Editing (3 ) H
Students apply the principles of communicating business, scientific, and technical information to targeted readers. Concentration on the varying writing styles for online documents, proposals, reports, specifications, journal articles, and larger documents, as appropriate to their audience. Simulates an internship and helps students further develop a technical-writing or -editing portfolio. Students provide weekly status reports and a final report detailing their learning experience and present it to an appropriate technical communication class to help other students better understand the field. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC
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ENGL 564: Advanced Technical Editing I (3 ) H
Students learn to use specialized vocabulary and editing tools such as proofreaders' marks, style guides, and standard editorial reference material; and they practice how to identify and correct common problems. Students usually work with writers in other technical writing courses, learning to work productively with other peoples' print and online documents. Students practice taking editing tests and develop a technical-editing portfolio. Prerequisite: ENGL 362. LEC
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ENGL 565: The Gothic Tradition (3 ) H
This course explores and defines the Gothic tradition in British and American literature from its beginnings in the late eighteenth century to more recent twentieth-century texts in literature and film. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 567: Modern Drama: _____ (3 ) H
A study of American, British, or comparative drama from the late nineteenth century to the present. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 569: The Modern Tradition (3 ) H
An intensive study of the formative backgrounds of the "modern" spirit as it is expressed in imaginative literature. Readings from such influential spokesmen as W. James, Zola, Marx, Darwin, Henry Adams, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, I.A. Richards, T.S. Eliot, Joyce, Auden, Rilke, Croce, Yeats, Malraux, Freud, Jung, D.H. Lawrence, Sartre, Camus, and Gide. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the freshman-sophomore English requirement or its equivalent. LEC
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ENGL 570: Topics in American Literature: _____ (3 ) H
Different topics in different semesters. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 571: American Indian Literature: _____ (3 ) NW H/W
The study of a wide range of American Indian literature, from various tribes and in a variety of genres. Satisfies the non-western culture course requirement. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 572: Women and Literature: _____ (3 ) H
Different topics in different semesters. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 573: U.S. Latina/o Literature: _____ (3 ) H
A study of the literature written by U.S. Latina/o writers of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and other Central/South American descent, in a variety of genres. Attention is given to the cultural and historical contexts of the literature and to the specificity of particular U.S. Latina/o groups. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 574: African American Literature: _____ (3 ) H
A study of the literature written by African Americans from the pre-Civil War period to the present. Emphasis upon specific historical periods in the development of African American literature as well as on a critical analysis of major autobiographical, poetic, and fictional works. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 575: Literature of the American South (3 ) H
A survey of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama written by selected writers of the American South from the pre-Civil War period to the present. The course will emphasize the critical analysis of individual texts as well as the cultural and historical context of the works. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 576: Advanced Topics in American Literature to 1865: _____ (3 ) H
Study of American literary works before 1865. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, topic, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. (Same as AMS 554.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 577: Advanced Topics in American Literature Since 1865: _____ (3 ) H
Study of American literary works after 1865. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, topic, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. (Same as AMS 555.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 578: Poetry, 1900-1945 (3 ) H
A Study of English-language poetry of the early twentieth century. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 579: Poetry since 1945 (3 ) H
A study of English-language poetry from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 580: Rhetoric and Writing: _____ (3 ) H
A study of selected broad topics in rhetoric and writing, including such topics as the rhetoric of law, the rhetoric of education, persuasion in literature, literacy, and rhetorical genres. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 587: American English (3 ) H
A study of the structure, history, and varieties of the English language in the United States from the period of colonization to the present. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 590: Studies in: _____ (1-3 ) H
A study of a specialized theme or topic in English studies. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of the first-and second-year English requirement or its equivalent, and at least one 300- or 400-level ENGL course; or permission of instructor. LEC
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ENGL 592: Survey of: _____ (3 ) H
A broad view of major works and authors in a particular period, genre, or mode. May be repeated for credit as the topic varies. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 596: Technical Communication Internship (1-3 ) H
Practical experience in the use of technical-writing or editing skills in supervised professional settings for which the student normally does not receive pay. A 1-3 hour internship requires 40-120 hours of documented on-site work in one semester (40 hours per credit). Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to a written recommendation from the student's workplace manager, student work logs and self-evaluation, and an oral report. Prerequisite: Advanced Technical Writing I (English 562) and permission of instructor. LEC
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ENGL 598: Honors Proseminar: ______ (3 ) H
Directed reading and participation in small discussion groups, each formed to consider a specific and limited subject during the semester. Written work will be required, and will be judged on both content and form. The course is part of a departmental program leading to Honors in English. Prerequisite: Admission must be approved by the departmental director of undergraduate studies. LEC
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ENGL 599: Honors Essay (3 ) H
Independent study, culminating in a substantial essay prepared under the direction of a member of the Department of English who is a specialist in the area of the student's interest. Prerequisite: Admission must be approved by the departmental director of undergraduate studies. LEC
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ENGL 610: The Literature of England to 1500 (3 ) H
A survey of the literature of medieval England (in translation). Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 620: Renaissance English Literature: _____ (3 ) H
A broad view of literary works written between 1485 and 1660. Surveys may be offered with focus on a particular genre (poetry, drama, or prose), historical period (16th- or 17th-century literature), or group of authors (women writers). May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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ENGL 633: Milton (3 ) H
A close reading of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and the minor poems, with illustrative selections of prose. Capstone course. Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC
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Wescoe Hall
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Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4520
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http://www.english.ku.edu/
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Department of English

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 3001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4520
english@ku.edu
http://www.english.ku.edu/
Giselle Anatol, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-2522
ganatol@ku.edu
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