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 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.