English

Department Chairperson: Dr. Christine List

Faculty: Kelly N. Ellis, Forrest E. Hazard, William L. Howard, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Christine N. Ohale, Nnedi Okorafor, Nuru Yakubu Ubangiji

The Department of English, Communications, Media Arts and Theatre offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with options in literature, secondary teaching, and professional and technical writing. The professional and technical writing option offers three concentrations: print journalism, technical writing, and creative writing. The literature option offers a concentration in literary publishing. The department also offers minor sequences in English and writing for students majoring in other fields.

Students in the literature option and the professional and technical writing option may prepare for a variety of careers including writing, editing, advertising, business, law, and librarianship. Completion of the Secondary Teaching Option in English qualifies students for an Initial Type 09 Illinois High School Certificate with a high school endorsement in English Language Arts for grades 9-12, and a middle grade endorsement in language arts for grades 6-8. Certification requires the successful completion of the Illinois Certification Tests of Basic Skills, English Language Arts, and Assessment of Professional Teaching (Secondary 6-12). The Secondary Teaching Program is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and meets Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) standards in English language arts education. The department maintains an updated copy of its Assessment Report in SCI 320.

Literature Option

General Requirements

  • Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance by the department.
  • The department will not accept D transfer credit in the major. Achievement of a C or better in all major courses at Chicago State University is required.
  • Before proceeding to any 3000-level course in literature, an English major in any of the options must have passed the English Qualifying Examination and completed ENG 2100/210 and Eng 2260/226. Literature and Professional and Technical Writing majors also must take ENG 2280/228 before proceeding to any 3000-level course in literature. English majors in the Literature and Secondary Teaching options must complete at least five 4000-level English courses before graduating.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours of work: 42 hours in general education consisting of 6 hours in composition, 6 hours in the same foreign language, 3 hours in mathematics, 9 hours in humanities of which 3 hours must be from Fine Arts, 9 hours in the social sciences, 9 hours in Mathematics/Physical Science/Life Science/Computer Science [CPTR 106] (at least 3 credits from a physical science and at least 3 credit hours from a life science, of which one course must have a lab, chosen from Biol/Chem/CPTR/Math/PhSci). In addition, they must take 3 credit hours in Critical Thinking, 3 credit hours Diversity, and 3 credit hours interdisciplinary courses, all nine of these credit hours being embedded in the preceding courses and selected from a list of approved courses: 57 hours in English and 18 hours in English electives selected with the departmental advisor’s approval and 3 hours from a university elective; students also must pass the examination on the state and federal constitutions.

The Honors Program in English

Requirements for Admissions to the Honors Program—students must:

  • Have a 3.50 GPA or higher in the major (after 12 credit hours in the major);
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher overall;
  • Have second semester sophomore or junior level status;
  • Be a declared English Major
  • Identify a faculty member who will serve as a program mentor (both in assessing student progress at the end of each semester and the completion or the honors thesis);
  • Complete an application for admission that is signed by the faculty mentor and approved by the department chair.

Program Requirements--Honors students must:

  • Complete two 4000-level Honors classes (6 credit hours);
  • Complete one 4000-level capstone course (3 credit hours);
  • Complete an Honors thesis project with a faculty mentor (3 credit hours);
  • Complete Honors course requirements within three or four semesters;
  • Earn a B or above in each Honors course;
  • Maintain a 3.50 GPA or higher in the major.

Honors sections will require a level of intellectual engagement over and above that of the traditional course. Honors sections will require additional reading and one or more additional assignments.

Honors Thesis Project Requirements—To complete the Honors Thesis requirement, the student must:

  • Submit a thesis proposal;
  • Enroll for Honors thesis credit (3 credit hours) and work with an Honors faculty mentor for one semester;
  • Write a minimum 25-page publishable paper that presents a clear thesis consisting of central ideas and major topics of interest in the field;
  • Defend the Honors thesis before a committee consisting of the faculty mentor and one or two faculty readers;
  • Submit a copy of the thesis to the department.

Literature

Specific Requirements

Required English Courses (57 credit hours)

ENG 1360*, 2100, 2160, 2190, 2260, 2280, 2330, 2340, 2910 or 2940, 4311, 4316, 4331, 433 4338, 3870 or 4327, and 4390; students must choose one course from each of the following three groups:

  • ENG 4314, 4326, 4342, 4349, 4350, 4351, 4357 or 4358;

  • ENG 4341, 4345 or 4346;

  • ENG 2410, 4321, 4322, 4323, 4324, 4332, 4334, 4370, 4382, 4384 or 4386.

*Students may test out of ENG 1360, which is a prerequisite for ENG 2100, by taking and passing the Grammar Competency Examination (GCE).

Required Supportive Courses (6 credit hours)

Students must take 6 credit hours in the same foreign language with approval of the academic advisor. Students wishing to demonstrate proficiency in a language through testing should see their academic advisor.

Department Electives (18 credit hours)

The courses are to be selected with the approval of the department academic advisor from ENG 1260/126, 1360, 2020, 2030/203 2060/206, 2150, 2440, 2451, 2540, 2670, 2800, 2920, 2930, 4315, 4316, 4329, 4343, 4355, 4356, 4367, 4368, 4381, 4383, 4395, 4451.

University Elective (3 credit hours)

Area of Concentration (12 hours)

Literary Publishing

Students who wish to specialize in literary publishing must take the following four courses: ENG 2010, 2020, 2370, and 2540.

Secondary Teaching Option in English

General Requirements:

Students must:

  • Pass the examination on the state and federal constitutions.
  • Complete 130 credit hours in:
  • General Education 42 credit hours
  • Area of Specialization 51 credit hours
  • Professional Education 37credit hours
  • Classroom management 1 credit hour

Specific Requirements

General Education 42 credit hours, including 6 credit hours in Composition (three credit hours for ENG 1270/127 and also for 1280/128).

Physical and Life Sciences (9 credit hours, including one lab)

3 hours in biological sciences, 3 hours in physical science, and 3 hours of elective courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, math, physics, or physical science.

Social Sciences (15 credit hours)

HIST 1300/130 or 1310/131 or POL 1010/101; PSYC 1100/141 and 2040/204; 3 hours in social science and 3 hours in diversity.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Math 1010/140 or 1800/123

6 hours in the same foreign language

3 hours in fine arts (preferably Art History)

Area of Specialization (51 credit hours)

Required English Courses

CMAT 1130/113; ENG 1360,* ENG 2100/210, 2160/216, 2190/219, 2260/226, 2330/233, 2340/234, 2410/241, 2910/291 or 2940/294, 4311/311, 4316/316, and 4390/390; one 3-hour course selected from each of the following four groups: 3350/335, 4336/336, 4338/338, 4339/339, 4361/361 or 4366/366; 4321/321, 4322/322, 4323/323, 4324/324, 4332/332, 4334/334, 4370/370, 4382/382, 4384/384, or 4386/386, 4314/314, 4326/326, 4342/342, 4349/349, 4350/350, 4351/351, 4357/357, 4358/358 or 4359; 4341/341, 4345/345 or 4346/346.

*Students may test out of ENG 1360, which is a prerequisite for ENG 2100, by taking and passing the Grammar Competency Examination (GCE).

Required Supportive Course (0 credit hours)

(This is a 1 credit-hour course that does not count toward graduation credits)

ENG 1092 or pass state teacher certification exam in English Language Arts.**

Critical Thinking Course 3 credit hours (embedded)

Interdisciplinary Course 3 credit hours (embedded)

Professional Education (36 credit hours)

ELCF 1520/152, 2000/200, and 4500/353*; ED 4312/312; READ 4100/306*; PSYC 2020/206;

S ED 4301/301, and 4303/303*; ENG 4347/347*, 4360/360*, 4363/363*, and 4375/375*. The courses must be passed with at least a grade of C.

Classroom Management (1 credit hour)

CAS 4363*

* Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education.

** May be waived with consent of English Secondary Education Advisor.

Total Hours 131

Professional and Technical Writing Option

See advisor for concentration requirements in creative writing, print journalism, and technical writing.

General Requirements

  • Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance by the department.
  • The department will not accept D transfer credit in the major. Achievement of a C or better in all major courses at Chicago State University.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours of work: 42 hours in general education (refer to liberal arts curriculum outline) consisting of 6 hours in Composition; 9 hours in humanities, 9 hours in the social sciences, 9 hours in natural sciences; 6 hours in the same foreign language, 3 hours in mathematics; 51hours in English, inclusive of embedded 3-credit-hour courses considered to meet the fine arts, critical thinking, diversity, and interdisciplinary requirements; 3 hours in Communications (CMAT 2030/203); 3 hours of University Elective(s), and 24 hours in the concentration selected with the departmental advisor’s approval.

Students also must pass the examination on the state and federal constitutions.

Specific Requirements

Required English Courses (51 credit hours)

ENG 1360*, 2020/202, 2060/206, 2100/210, 2160/216, 2190/219, 2280/228, 2330/233 or 2340/234, 2370/237, 2790/279, 2910/291 or 2940/294, 4311, 4337, 4338/338, 4379/379, 3870/387 or 4327/327, 4395/395.

Note: Students not meeting program standards also will be required to enroll in ENG 3920/392 (Professional Technical Writing Practicum) prior to enrolling in ENG 4395/395.

*Students may test out of ENG 1360, which is a prerequisite for ENG 2100, by taking and passing the Grammar Competency Examination (GCE).

Required Supportive Courses (3 credit hours)

CMAT 2030

Area of Concentration (24 credit hours)

24 hours from the following courses according to the student’s individual career interests within the option and with the approval of the departmental academic advisor:

PRINT JOURNALISM – CMAT 2500/250; [semicolon instead of comma] ENG 2010 [new], 2540/254; 2800/280. Select 12 hours from ENG 1360/136, 2030/203, 2090/209, 2120/212, 2550/255, [Delete 3370/337,] 4339/339, 4361/361.

CREATIVE WRITING – ENG 2150/215, 2260/226, 2920/292, 2930/293, 4361/361; 4381/381 or 4383/383. Select 6 hours from ENG 1360/136, 2010/201, [Delete 2150,] 2440, 2540, 2550/255, 4329/329, 4332/332, 4334/334, 4349/349, 4355/355, 4356/356, 4370/370, 4381/381, 4382/382, 4383/383, 4384/384, 4386/386.

TECHNICAL WRITING - ENG 2010/201, 2090/209, 2120/212, 2540/254, 2800/280. Select 9 hours from ENG 1360/136, 2030/203, 2550/255, 2920/292, 2930/293, 4335/335, 4339/339.

Minor in English (18 credit hours)

Students wishing to earn a minor in English with a focus n literature must complete 18 hours, including a 3-credit hour course in language (ENG 3350/335, or 4336/336). Students almost complete elective courses in English totaling 15 credit hours. Courses are to be selected with the approval of the departmental academic advisor. At least 6 hours must be in American literature and 6 hours must be in English literature.

Required Course (3 credit hours)

ENG 3350/335 or 4336/336

Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

Completion of 15 credit hours in English to

be selected with the approval of the departmental academic advisor. At least 6 hours

must be in American literature and 6 hours

must be in English literature.

Minor in Writing (18 credit hours)

Required Courses 6 credit hours

ENG 1360/136 and 2100/210

Elective Courses 12 credit hours

Select 12 hours with the approval of the departmental academic advisor. At least one course must be at the 4000-level.

English (ENG) Course Offerings

To promote a uniform standard of competence in writing throughout the various programs and colleges of the university, all students must successfully complete the English Qualifying Examination as a prerequisite for admission to all major or professional programs. In addition, all entering freshmen and transfer students are required to take the appropriate university diagnostic or qualifying examination in English composition. Entering students may not register for any composition course until they have taken the appropriate examination.

1000 FRESHMAN SEMINAR: ENGLISH (1)

Introduction to collegiate life for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Provides a basic understanding of university, college, and departmental policies, a review of the English curriculum and graduation requirements, an introduction to the learning tools and resources available on campus, and tips for effective time and money management, stress reduction, wellness, and meeting course and faculty expectations. Survey of career opportunities related to the field. For English majors with freshman standing.

1092/092 ILLINOIS ENGLISH TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVIEW (1)

Prerequisite: ENG 4347/347, ENG 4360/360, ENG 3630/363, or consent of the department

Intensive analysis of contemporary issues in English education. Practice for the state certification examination. Credit does not count toward graduation requirements.

Credit cannot be received for both ENG 0910/091 and ENG 1092/092.

1220/122 WRITING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE/6 (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

An alternative to ENG 1230/123, 1240/124, 1270/127 and 1280/128, designed for non-native speakers of English. Practice in sentence patterns, writing skills, grammar, and usage. To receive a passing grade in this course, the student must successfully complete the appropriate exit examination. May be taken more than once for credit as needed by non-native speakers of English to satisfy composition requirements.

1230/123 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP I LECTURE AND LABORATORY/6 (3)

Prerequisite: Placement by prior examination.

An intensive study of the basic principles of expository writing for all students (including those students wishing to transfer three to four hours of composition credit) who do not meet the minimum standards for placement into Composition I. Practice in exposition, reasoning skills, paragraph and essay development with focus on sentence construction, usage, punctuation, and mechanics. The writing lab for individualized instruction is mandatory. To receive a passing grade in the course, the student must successfully complete an exit examination. Successful completion of English 123 satisfies the Composition I requirement. Credit not given for both ENG 123 and 127. Additional course fee. IAI: C1 900 

1240/124 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP II LECTURE AND LABORATORY/6 (3)

Prerequisite: Placement by prior examination.

An intensive study of argumentative writing for transfer students who do not pass the English 128 Transfer Examination (English Qualifying Examination). Additional practice in paragraph and essay development, sentence construction, usage, punctuation, and mechanics. Lab fee. The writing lab for individualized instruction is mandatory. To receive a passing grade in the course, the student must successfully complete the course exit examination (English Qualifying Examination).

Successful completion of English 1240/124 satisfies the Composition II requirement. Credit not given for both ENG 1240/124 and 1280/128.

1260/126 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (3)

Reading, analysis, and discussion of selected prose, poetry and drama. IAI: H3 905 H3 900

1270/127 COMPOSITION I (3)

Prerequisite: Placement by prior examination.

Basic principles of exposition for those students who meet the minimum standards of the Composition I Placement Examination upon matriculation. Practice in reasoning skills, paragraph and essay development, usage, punctuation, and mechanics. To receive a passing grade in the course, the student must successfully complete the English Qualifying exit/ examination. Credit given only for ENG 1270/127 or 1230/123, not both courses. IAI: C1 900

1280 COMPOSITION II. (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 1230/123 or 1270/127, or successful completion of entrance examination for ENG 1280/128 by transfer students with 3 or 4 credit hours in composition.

Advanced techniques of exposition with emphasis on argumentation, reasoning, research and documentation. Additional practice in paragraph and essay development, sentence construction, usage, punctuation, and mechanics. Credit given only for ENG 1280/128 or 1240/124, not both courses. IAI: C1 901R

1360/136 ESSENTIALS OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR (3)

A practical study of word forms and functions, sentence structure, and rules.

2010/201 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM (3)

Prerequisite: English Qualifying Examination.

Introduction to the reading, internal organization, production, and writing of news publications. Enrollment in or successful completion of this course (with a grade of C or better) is strongly urged for those who wish to write for the student newspaper during any given semester.

2020/202 FEATURE WRITING (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 2100/210

The writing of feature stories and articles.

2030/203 BUSINESS NEWS WRITING (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

Study of business news writing and practice in the skills necessary to report business news.

2050 LEGAL WRITING (3)

Prerequisites : English 1280.

Will develop students’ ability to do a variety of legal writing and evaluation, with emphasis on legal analysis in the context of legal disputes and legal decisions. Students intending to go into law or professions concerned with law, Criminal Justice and Journalism majors will particularly benefit from the course.

2060/206 WRITING FOR ADVERTISING (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination or consent of the department.

Strategies involved in planning, researching, creating, and presenting copy for advertising.

2090/209 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING (3)

Prerequisite: English Qualifying examination.

Study of terminology, analysis of technical documents, and practice in formatting and writing technical material.

2100/210 WRITING AND EDITING NONFICTION (3)

Prerequisite: Successful passing of English Qualifying Examination, and English 1360/136 or passing of the Grammar Competency Examination (GCE).

Practical approaches to writing and editing nonfiction.

2120/212 TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

Study of the rhetorical modes and specific forms of technical and scientific writing with practice in those modes and forms.

2150/215 PROSE FICTION (3)

Study of selected short stories and novels. IAI: H3 901

2160/216 SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I. (3)

Study of authors, themes, and trends in American literature to 1865. IAI: H3 914

2190/219 SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3)

Study of authors, themes, and trends in American Literature from 1866 to present.

2210/221 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN LITERATURE (3)

Study of selected masterpieces in African literature. (Fulfills Diversity requirement )

2260/226 ELEMENTS OF LITERARY STUDY AND RESEARCH WRITING (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

Critical analysis of selected works in the major literary genres, exposure to theories of literary criticism, and introduction to bibliographic methods for writing the literary research paper.

2280/228 CRITICAL STRATEGIES FOR WRITING AND RESEARCH (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination.

Practice in critical thinking and writing, based upon studies of writing (especially contemporary writing) in fields across academic disciplines. Introduction to bibliographic methods and preparation of the research paper. (Writing emphasis course.)

2330/233 READINGS IN BRITISH LITERATURE I (3)

Survey of major British writers from the beginning to 1800.

2340/234 READINGS IN BRITISH LITERATURE II (3)

Survey of major British writers from 1800 to the present. IAI: H3 93

2370/237 DESKTOP PUBLISHING FOR BEGINNERS (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam and CPTR 1060/106 or their equivalents.

Practical experience in page layout and design for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, books, promotional flyers, and/or online publications. Basic principles and theories of graphic design, and how to insert and/or manipulate photos, clip art, ornamentation, and other visual materials derived from the Internet and other sources. Page design software (such as Microsoft Publisher, InDesign, Adobe, and QuarkXPress), as well as Photoshop image-editing software, will be taught and used for class projects and layout exercises. Additional course fee.

2410/241 THIRD WORLD LITERATURE (3)

Survey of the literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin American countries and sub regions (including Mexico, Central America, and South America). Study of major forms, trends, and authors, or cultures. (Fulfills Diversity requirement)

2440/244 POPULAR LITERATURE (3)

Studies in various aspects of popular culture as found in such forms as science fiction, crime and detective fiction, the western, spy fiction, and literature of the supernatural. May be taken twice for credit if the topics are different.

2540/254 NEWS WRITING I (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination and either ENG 2010 or consent of the instructor.

Intensive study and writing of news reporting.

2550/255 NEWSWRITING II (3)

Prerequisites: English 2540/254 or consent of department.

To be taken in conjunction with holding senior editing and writing positions on student news publications. Continued emphasis on journalism and mentoring skills.

2670/267 TOPICS IN ENGLISH (3)

Study of a selected subject in English. May be taken twice for credit if the topics are different.

2790/279 BUSINESS WRITING (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

The study and writing of clear, coherent, effective business communication. (Writing emphasis course)

2800/280 WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

Practice in researching non-literary topics and in writing the research paper. (Writing emphasis course.)

2910/291 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3)

Survey of African American works from the 1700s to 1939. Emphasis on poetry, fiction, and drama. (Satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

2920/292 WRITING THE SHORT STORY (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

Practice in developing structure, content, and viewpoint. Examples of work may be required at least two weeks prior to registration.

2930/293 THE WRITING OF POETRY (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

Practice in developing structure, content, and style in poetry.

2940/294 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3)

Survey of African American works from 1940 to the present. Emphasis on poetry, fiction, and drama. (Satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

2451/296 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Qualifying Examination.

Independent, concentrated study in special topics, staff directed. May be taken twice for credit if the topics are different.

Note: The prerequisites for any 3000- or 4000-level English course are the successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226. Exceptions: ENG 3350/335, 4336/336, 4338/338, 4339/339, 4361/361, 4366/ 366.

3030/303 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES /FIELD (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 2100/210, ENG 2260/226, and successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination.

Methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages, with a focus on field-based practice in community organizations. Forty clock hours of field experience.

3350/335 DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ENGLISH (3)

History of the English language, its sounds, inflections, syntax, and vocabulary.

3630/363 METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (GRADES 6-12) /FIELD (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education; ELCF 5500/353 and READ 4100/306 (or concurrent enrollment in ELCF 5500/353 and READ 4100/306), ENG 2100/210 and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department. To be taken concurrently with ENG 0920/092 and CAS 2630/363.

Methods of teaching English in high school grades 9-12 and middle school grades 6-8. Thirty-five hours of internship required. Credit not given for ENG 2490/249 and 3630/363.

3750/375 STUDENT TEACHING: SECONDARY LEVEL ENGLISH/FIELD (6) 

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education; completion of all other coursework in the approved program; 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the area of specialization, in professional education, and in all coursework required in the approved program; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the past five years.

Off-campus placement in secondary schools in two or more grade levels. University and cooperating school supervision. Five full days including seminar for 16 weeks. No other courses may be taken during the semester of student teaching. Credit will not be given for both 270 and 3750/375.

3780/378 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE/4/ FIELD (3)

Prerequisites: BIL 2000/200, ENG 4338/338, and ENG 4366/366 or consent of the department; admission to the College of Education.

Techniques, methods, and materials for teaching English as a second language. Development of a unit and lesson plans that will include teacher-made materials to be used with limited-English proficient students. Fifteen hours of supervised tutoring.

3920/392 PTW WRITING PRACTICUM (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department

Preparatory course for the 4395/395 Internship in Writing experience. Qualified Professional and Technical Writing (PTW) majors will receive valuable training in writing, proofreading, editing, publishing, and/or public relations as they work on appropriate projects in selected offices and departments on campus.

4306/306 ADOLESCENT LITERATURE (3)

Survey of the literature appropriate for adolescent readers, including literature written by women, African Americans, and various ethnic and minority groups. Emphasis on critical analysis and evaluation of works useful for teaching adolescent literature in secondary schools.

4311/311 SHAKESPEARE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Intensive study of Shakespeare’s plays selected to represent the five kinds into which critics have traditionally classified the dramatic works: tragedies, comedies, histories, problem plays, and late romances. Attention will be given to structure, characterization, setting, use of language, and dramaturgy. Attendance is required at a Chicago Shakespeare Theater performance of one of the plays studied in class. IAI: H3 905

4314/314 VICTORIAN LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination ENG 2100/210, and 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Representative works from the Victorian period (1830-1901), including poets such as Tennyson, R. Browning, Arnold, E.B. Browning, the Pre-Raphaelites, Swinburne, Wilde, and W.S. Gilbert as well as prose writers such as Carlyle, Arnold, Darwin, Pater, Dickens, Trollop, and Thackeray.

4315/315 CHAUCER (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Selections fromThe Canterbury Tales and minor poems.

4316/316 WORLD MASTERPIECES (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Study of major forms, works, authors, and characteristics of classic literatures in Greece, Rome, Africa, the Middle East, and of Continental European literatures.

4321/321 BLACK WOMEN WRITERS (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Seminal pieces of Black women’s writing in all genres. Exploration of definitions of Black women’s writing by examining works of authors such as Jacobs, Harper, Hurston, Walker, hooks, Morrison, McMillan, Sanchez, and Jordan.

4322/322 BLACK AMERICAN POETRY (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Black poetry in America from Wheatley to the present; emphasis on the twentieth century. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

4323/323 WRIGHT, ELLISON, AND BALDWIN (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

The study of three important Black writers of fiction and nonfiction. Focus on their portrayal of Blacks and on their conception of the role of Blacks in America. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

4324/324 GWENDOLYN BROOKS SEMINAR (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

A study of selections from Brooks’ early poetry (1945-1960), her novelMaud Martha , her children’s books of poetry, and her post 1960s works.

4326/326 ENGLISH ROMANTIC LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Representative works from the Romantic period (1790-1830), including the philosophical background and historical events (e.g. the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic wars) that both conditioned and were conditioned by the formal features of literary texts. Focus is on the poetry of Barbauld, Blake, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelly, and Keats, as well as on the prose of Lamb, Hazlitt, DeQuincey, Mary Shelley, and Wollstonecraft.

4327/327 METHODS AND MATERIALS OF LITERARY RESEARCH (3)

Introduction to bibliographic methods and preparation of the literary research paper.

4329/329 STUDIES IN THE NOVEL (3)

The novel as a literary type.

4331/331 LITERARY CRITICISM (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Critical approaches to the study of literature from the traditional to the poststructural.

4332/332 BLACK AMERICAN FICTION (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of Black American prose fiction. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

4334/334 THE IMAGE OF BLACKS IN AMERICAN PROSE FICTION (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

The portrayal of Black characters in American prose fiction by writers such as Douglass, Stowe, Chesnutt, Twain, Hurston, Wright, Faulkner, Petry, Marshall, and Gaines.

4336/336 AMERICAN ENGLISH GRAMMAR (3)

Traditional grammar and grammar based on recently- developed descriptive techniques.

4337/337 CLASSICAL RHETORIC (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Study of the history and fundamental principles of classical rhetoric and its relationship to contemporary persuasive oratory. Analysis of the structure and impact of current political and religious rhetoric through examination of speeches, sermons, essays, journalistic writing, etc. Practice in the use of rhetorical strategies to produce effective discourse.

4338/338 LANGUAGE (3)

Language structure and use. Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, typology, acquisition, historical development, speech acts, writing, dialects, registers, standards, and attitudes.

4339/339 CURRENT ENGLISH USAGE (3)

Study of variations in American English usage.

4341/341 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1918 (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Selections from the works of authors including Ellison, Faulkner, Frost, Hemingway, Morrison, O’Conner, Petry, Williams, and Wright.

4342/342 ENGLISH LITERATURE SINCE 1918 (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

An introduction to the birth of twentieth-century literature, with attention to its social and cultural history, as well as its philosophical and cultural foundations. Texts are selected from the works of writers such as Hardy, Yeats, Forster, Woolf, Joyce, Lawrence, Eliot, Pinter, Geoffrey Hill, Heaney, Stoppard, and Rushdie.

4343/343 CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.]

Significant works from various languages.

4345/345 AMERICAN LITERATURE 1820 – 1865 (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Selections from the works of Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, and others.

4346/346 AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1865 – 1918 (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Selections from the works of Twain, Howells, James, Crane, Emily Dickinson, Chesnutt, Chopin, Wharton, Dreiser, Cather, and other American writers.

4347/347 TEACHING COMPOSITION SECONDARY SCHOOLS (4)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education, ELCF 5500/353 and READ 4100/306 (or concurrent enrollment in ELCF 5500/353 and READ 4100/306), ENG 2100/210 and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department. Twenty field hours required.

Approaches to teaching grammar, mechanics, usage, style, and organization in narrative, descriptive, expository, and argumentative writing. Twenty field observation hours required.

4349/349 THE ENGLISH NOVEL (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

English novels from Defoe to the present.

4350/350 RESTORATION AND EARLY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (3) 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Selected works of Restoration and Augustan British literature (1660-1743) by authors such as Dryden, Butler, Bunyan, Rochester, Wycherley, Behn, Prior, Swift, Addison, Steele, Thomson, Pope, Gray, Hogarth.

4351/351 LATER EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 226 or consent of the department.

Selected works of later eighteenth-century British literature (1743-1798) by authors such as Collins, Gray, Richardson, Fielding, Joseph Warton, Johnson, Boswell, Goldsmith, Crabbe, and Cowper.

4355/355 MODERN WORLD DRAMA (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Selected plays by such dramatists as Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Pirandello, Brecht, and Ionesco.

4356/356 THE EXPERIENCE OF FILM (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Survey of major films both recent and classic. Discussion of techniques and themes of representative works in various genres. Screenings and discussion.

4357/357 THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Representative works written between 1495 and 1603, including poets such as Wyatt, Surrey, Spenser, Raleigh, and Drayton as well as prose writers such as Machiavelli, Calvin, Hooker, Fox, Cranmer; also one of Marlowe’s dramas.

4358/358 ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 17TH CENTURY (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Significant works of the seventeenth century, exclusive of those “neoclassical” authors identified with the Restoration of monarchy in 1660 and on into the eighteenth century; emphasis is, therefore, on poets such as Jonson, Donne, Herrick, Herbert, Crashaw, Marvell, Lovelace, Carew, Suckling, Vaughan, Wallar, Traherne, and Milton, as well as on such political, religious, and scientific prose writers as Hobbes, Burton, Winstanley, Browne, and Bacon; also on Jonson’sVolpone and Webster’sThe Duchess of Malfi.

4360/360 TEACHING LITERATURE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (4)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.

Approaches to teaching literature through reading, writing, and non-print media. Stresses practical development of teaching materials. Twenty field observation hours required.

4361/361 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (3)

Regional and social variations in American English.

4366/366 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 4338/338 or consent of the department.

Theories of second language learning and acquisition. Emphasis on the works of theorists such as Krashen and Cummins. Sociolinguistic and sociocultural issues concerning second language explored.

4367/367 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGLISH (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Intensive study of a selected subject. May be taken twice for credit if the topics are different.

4368/368 WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH (1-3)

Prerequisite: Major in English or consent of the department.

Special study of a selected subject. May be taken twice for credit if the topics are different.

4370/370 THE AMERICAN ETHNIC EXPERIENCE IN LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Comparative study of ethnic cultures in America through an analysis of their fiction, poetry, and drama.

4377/377 TEACHING WRITING IN A MULTICULTURAL SETTING (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Exam, ENG 2100/210 and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.]

Techniques related to the problems of teaching writing in a multiethnic classroom.

4379/379 WORKSHOP IN PUBLISHING (3)

Prerequisite: English Qualifying Exam and consent of the department.

Study of book publishing process with emphasis on concepts such as editing, design, production, marketing, sales, and the law. Methods of publishing other materials such as articles, poetry, and short stories. Exploration of career opportunities in publishing.

4380/380 SEMINAR IN CREATIVE NON-FICTION (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English qualifying examination.

Intensive study of a selected body of creative non-fiction. Individual research projects.

4381/381 SEMINAR IN FICTION (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination.

Intensive study of a selective body of fiction. Individual research projects.

4382/382 THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

The study of selected literary works of the Harlem Renaissance spanning all genres. Exploration of the period, writers, and their works. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

4383/383 SEMINAR IN POETRY (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination.

Intensive study of a representative body of poetry. Individual research projects.

4384/384 AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

The history and development of African American autobiography with a focus on selected authors and their works. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

4386/386 MORRISON, WALKER, HURSTON (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Careful examination of three major Black women writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston. Exploration of their lives, writings, and the literary criticism of their works. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

4390/390 WOMEN’S VOICES (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination, ENG 2100/210, and ENG 2260/226 or consent of the department.

Literature by women: poetic, fictional, and intellectual discourse focusing on gender and social issues.

4395/395 INTERNSHIP IN WRITING (3-12)

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, ENG 2100/210, ENG 2280/228, ENG 2790/279, ENG 4379/379, and the completion of one semester of residency at Chicago State University.

For majors only. Paid and unpaid writing internships in the community. May be repeated for up to a maximum of twelve credit hours.

4451 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3)

Prerequisites: ENG 2100/210 or ENG 2260/226

Under the supervision of a faculty member, undergraduate students (particularly juniors and seniors) will have the opportunity to conduct research projects independently.