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Academics

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ENGL 2111. World Literature 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century.

ENGL 2112. World Literature 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.

ENGL 2135. Multicultural Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Comparative study of literature from many cultures with emphasis on literary elements within cultural context.

ENGL 2136. Language and Culture (3-0-3) A study of the relationship between language and culture in multilingual and multicultural societies throughout the world. Topics include: language practices (i.e. name giving in Africa, oral tradition of the Caribbean, use of proverbs), language attitudes towards dialects, multilingualism and identity, the immigrant experience, effects of language contact (i.e., language mixing and borrowing), and language planning and choice in multilingual societies.

ENGL 2147. Introduction to Film (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of American and continental films with emphasis on techniques of analysis and interpretation.

ENGL 3129. International Drama (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. This course focuses on strategies for reading and understanding great dramas from around the world, on understanding relationships between texts and performance, and on writing and researching dramatic literature. Some sections will encourage students to think about the historical evolution of drama and to recognize ways in which drama speaks to a worldwide audience; others will focus on international drama in the context of a single period (e.g., the modern age). All sections will require students to read plays from at least three continents and to examine critically the way drama expresses social and aesthetic issues.

ENGL 3130. Film Genres and Themes (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. Analysis of a genre or theme in film (film noir, comedy, silent, etc.), emphasizing formal, technical, social, and cultural interpretations. Topics will vary from term to term. The course may be repeated once for credit if the topic is different.

ENGL 4505. Selected Topics in Shakespeare (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the works of Shakespeare, focused on a theme or approach developed by the instructor. Topics may include areas such as Shakespeare’s historical and cultural impact, Shakespeare in contemporary performance, or Shakespeare and emerging technologies. May be repeated for credit two times with different topics.

ENGL 4507. Selected Topics in African American Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. Study of an author, theme, genre and/or movement in African American literature, writing, or theory. Course topics might include a traditional survey or a more specified topic (i.e. The Harlem Renaissance; African American Women Writers; The Novels of Toni Morrison; African American Literature, Music, and Film, etc.). May be repeated twice for credit if the topic is different.