English (ENGL)

ENGL 1100  English for Academic Purposes  (4 semester hours)  
A course designed to give students essential skills in writing and reading.
ENGL 1115  University Writing Lab  (1 semester hour)  
A program of individualized tutorial instruction designed to improve writing skills in course work across the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on clarity and style. Credit/No Credit grading. This course may be repeated twice for degree credit.
ENGL 1116  Practicum in Tutoring Writing and Liberal Arts  (1 semester hour)  
Credit/No Credit grading.
ENGL 1198  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
ENGL 1199  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
ENGL 1998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
ENGL 1999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
ENGL 2000  Disciplinary Research: The Literary Life  (4 semester hours)  
An introduction to the field of English that focuses on research methods and critical analysis of literary texts in which students learn to read, write, and research for the English major. The course instructs students in the tools, data sets, search strategies, reading methods, and disposition literary scholars use to develop and answer research questions. Students will develop transferable research, reading, analytical, and composing skills. Open to English majors and minors. Lower-division major requirement: Disciplinary Research.
ENGL 2105  Creative Writing for Non-Majors  (4 semester hours)  
A genre-based writing workshop (fiction, poetry, and drama). University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2107  Introduction to Poetry  (4 semester hours)  
A course designed to develop an appreciation of fiction through critical analysis and creative writing. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2108  Introduction to Fiction  (4 semester hours)  
A course designed to develop an appreciation of fiction through critical analysis and creative writing. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2109  Introduction to Drama  (4 semester hours)  
A course designed to develop an appreciation for drama through critical analysis and creative writing. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2122  Creativity through Constraints  (4 semester hours)  
A study of creative and critical texts on constraint-based writing as well as a workshop in writing texts under constraints. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience. Upper-division major requirement: Creative Artistry.
ENGL 2200  Genres: Drama  (4 semester hours)  
An intensive study of drama through critical and/or creative engagement with the genre. Open to English majors and minors and Screenwriting majors.
ENGL 2201  Genres: Poetry  (4 semester hours)  
An intensive study of poetry through critical and/or creative engagement with the genre. Open to English majors and minors and Screenwriting majors.
ENGL 2202  Genres: Fiction  (4 semester hours)  
An intensive study of fiction through critical and/or creative engagement with the genre. Open to English majors and minors and Screenwriting majors.
ENGL 2203  Histories: British Literature I  (4 semester hours)  
Critical analysis of British literature from the Anglo Saxons to the end of the eighteenth century using literary historical methods, terms, and concepts. Open to English majors and minors and Screenwriting majors.
ENGL 2204  Histories: British Literature II  (4 semester hours)  
Critical analysis of British literature from Romanticism through the Moderns using literary historical methods, terms, and concepts. Open to English majors and minors and Screenwriting majors.
ENGL 2205  Creative Writing for Non-Majors  (4 semester hours)  
A genre-based writing workshop (fiction, poetry, and drama). Not open to English majors and minors. University Core Fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2207  Introduction to Poetry  (4 semester hours)  
A course designed to develop an appreciation of poetry through critical analysis and creative writing. Not open to English majors and minors. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2208  Introduction to Fiction  (4 semester hours)  
A course designed to develop an appreciation of fiction through critical analysis and creative writing. Not open to English majors and minors. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2209  Introduction to Drama  (4 semester hours)  
A course designed to develop an appreciation of drama through critical analysis and creative writing. Not open to English majors and minors. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2222  Creativity through Constraints  (4 semester hours)  
A study of creative and critical texts on constraint-based writing and workshop in writing texts under constraints. Not open to English majors and minors. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
ENGL 2296  Special Studies in Genres  (4 semester hours)  
ENGL 2297  Special Studies in Histories  (4 semester hours)  
ENGL 2300  History of Literature, Media, and Culture  (4 semester hours)  
Courses that study the relationship between history and literature, media, and/or culture through texts from particular historical periods. Area may be repeated up to 2 times with different subtitles. Open to English majors and minors and Screenwriting majors.
ENGL 2400  Reading and Writing Genres  (4 semester hours)  
Area may be repeated up to 2 times with different subtitles. English majors/minors and Screenwriting majors only.
ENGL 2500  Theory, Power, and Rhetoric  (4 semester hours)  
An introduction to key concepts within literary, rhetorical, and cultural theory that examine power and empowerment in the context of literature, culture, and media. Area may be repeated up to 2 times with different subtitles. English majors/minors and Screenwriting majors only.
ENGL 2998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
ENGL 2999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
ENGL 3100  Pre-1800 Literature  (4 semester hours)  
Courses that focus on literature from the third through the eighteenth century C.E. Junior or senior standing required. Upper division major requirement: Pre-1800 Literature. Area may be repeated up to 4 times with different subtitles.
ENGL 3321  Shakespeare: The Major Plays  (4 semester hours)  
A survey course of Shakespeare's "major plays." It is a course that intends to cover all the dramatic genres Shakespeare wrote in and at the same time highlight those works which are considered Shakespeare's most important. Fulfills Author(s) or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3322  Studies in Shakespeare  (4 semester hours)  
An in-depth study of Shakespeare's writings. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material (literature) is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. Fulfills Author(s) or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing or permission of the Chairperson required.
ENGL 3323  Shakespeare and Politics  (4 semester hours)  
An exploration of the politics of drama and the workings of power and authority in Shakespeare's plays. Fulfills Author(s) or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing or permission of the Chairperson required.
ENGL 3324  Jack Kerouac and the Beats  (4 semester hours)  
An examination of the major Beat writers with a concentration on Jack Kerouac and his novels about his peers. Fulfills Author(s) or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3325  Contemporary Poetry  (4 semester hours)  
British and American poetry from Wallace Stevens to the present. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3326  Contemporary Drama  (4 semester hours)  
International and American drama from 1964 to the present. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3327  Experiments in Genre in 17th Century English Drama  (4 semester hours)  
A study of dramatic forms in 17th c. England, including tragicomedy and closet drama, and their political implications during a period of social, religious, and political change. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3328  Oscar Wilde  (4 semester hours)  
Considers the literary career of Oscar Wilde in its various contexts in order to discern the importance of Wilde's work in the literary canon. Fulfills Author(s) or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3332  The Short Story  (4 semester hours)  
A study of the short story as a literary form; close reading of representative short stories by American, British, and continental writers. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3333  Early American Short Story  (4 semester hours)  
A survey of short stories from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century; close reading of representative short stories and study of the short story as a genre. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3338  Detecting the Divine  (4 semester hours)  
A study of how the mystery genre in literature provides a paradigm for investigating the mystery of the divine more generally. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3339  Rhetoric, Literature, and Religion  (4 semester hours)  
A course exploring the rhetoric of literary and religious texts. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3341  Studies in World Literature  (4 semester hours)  
A study of literature(s) written outside the United States and Britain. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3342  Images of Women in Nineteenth-Century England  (4 semester hours)  
Study of how the women's rights movement influenced images of women in 19th-century English literature. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3343  Twentieth-Century Women's Writing  (4 semester hours)  
A study of literary and critical texts written by women in the 20th century. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3344  African American Literature  (4 semester hours)  
(See AFAM 3621.) Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3345  Studies in Multi-Ethnic Literature  (4 semester hours)  
The comparative study of literatures within the American experience. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material (literature) is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3346  Children's Literature  (4 semester hours)  
A study of children's literature and the critical discussions it raises across literary and educational studies. Open to Liberal Studies majors who are juniors or seniors.
ENGL 3347  Fairy Tales  (4 semester hours)  
A comparative survey of the literary fairy tale tradition through diverse critical and theoretical approaches: folkloricist, structuralist, psychoanalytical, sociological, new historicist, feminist, and gender studies. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Open to English majors only.
ENGL 3348  Caribbean Literature  (4 semester hours)  
A study of Anglophone Caribbean literature that examines, from a postcolonial perspective, a number of aesthetic matters (e.g., West Indian coming of age novels vs. the European Bildungsroman) and social issues (e.g., the use of patois vs. "standard" English in Caribbean poetry). Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3349  Longing and Belonging: The Literatures of Israel  (4 semester hours)  
This course investigates modern representations in literature and film of longing for and belonging in the land of Israel. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3350  Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature  (4 semester hours)  
Examines Chicana/o-Latina/o literature, its criticism as well as its various artistic genres, introducing students to its aesthetic and social value/s (see CHST 3332). Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
ENGL 3351  Classical Mythology  (4 semester hours)  
Study of the basic myths and myth patterns of the Greeks and Romans, and the mythological heritage in Western Literature (see CLAR 3210). Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing requirement.
ENGL 3352  Portraits of the Artist  (4 semester hours)  
Fictional, poetic, and dramatic portraits of the developing artist. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3353  Chicana/o Consciousness  (4 semester hours)  
Surveys through literary analysis and critical theory a Chicana/o form of awareness, with particular attention to the intersection in Latina/o intellectual history of the aesthetic, the ethical, and the political (see CHST 4406). Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3354  Prison Literature  (4 semester hours)  
Surveys literature written by political prisoners to examine its artistry as well as its attempt to intervene in a culture of incarceration. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3355  Literature and Faith in the Holy Land  (4 semester hours)  
This course is held on-site in Israel. It examines the concept of hospitality through encounters with diverse communities and people. Fulfills Comparative requirement. Crosslisted as JWST 4260. University Core fulfilled: Intergrations: Interdisciplinary Connections, Flag: Engaged Learning, Writing.
ENGL 3356  The Holocaust in American Film and Literature  (4 semester hours)  
This class examines the ways in which the disciplines of film and literature shape American consciousness about the European catastrophe of the Holocaust. Key to these interpretations is the role of culture, art, and society. Fulfills Comparative requirement. Crosslisted as JWST 4320. University Core fullfilled: Intergrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
ENGL 3357  Poland and the Holocaust  (4 semester hours)  
This course is held on-site in Poland, and may include travel to Germany, the Czech Republic, or other locations. It may be taken more than once provided the content is considerably different each time. The focus is on the long history of Jewish life in Europe while considering the impact of the Holocaust on the European landscape. Fulfills Comparative requirement. Crosslisted as JWST 4360. Integrations: Faith and Reason
ENGL 3361  Reading Methods  (4 semester hours)  
A survey of various methods of reading literary texts. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3372  American Literature II  (4 semester hours)  
A survey of American literature from 1865 to the present. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing or permission of the Chairperson required. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
ENGL 3373  RoadRead  (4 semester hours)  
This multi-genre course explores the literature of Los Angeles and California. Involves field trips. Lab fee. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Open to English majors and minors who are juniors or seniors. Prerequisites: ENGL 2201 and either ENGL 2200 or ENGL 2202.
ENGL 3374  RoadWrite  (4 semester hours)  
This multi-genre writing course explores the literature of Los Angeles and California. Involves field trips. Lab fee. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Open to English majors and minors who are juniors or seniors. Prerequisites: ENGL 2201 and either ENGL 2200 or ENGL 2202.
ENGL 3375  StreetRead  (4 semester hours)  
Students will respond critically to literature in the classroom and run reading groups in the community. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. University Core fulfilled: Flags: Writing, Engaged Learning. Open to English majors and minors who are juniors or seniors. Prerequisites: ENGL 2201 and either ENGL 2200 or ENGL 2202.
ENGL 3376  StreetWrite  (4 semester hours)  
Student writers will workshop their own writing and run field workshops in the community. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Open to English majors and minors who are juniors or seniors. Prerequisites: ENGL 2201 and either ENGL 2200 or ENGL 2202.
ENGL 3600  Race, Intersectionality, and Power  (4 semester hours)  
Courses that challenge racism in the contemporary U.S. through the study of literature. Within this context, participants study literatures and audio-visual media that counter white supremacy and explore other racial formations and imaginaries. They also explore other literatures that embody resistance to and protest against racial oppression; that challenge religious persecution and its racialization; and that explore how gender, class, sexuality, and other social formations intersect with race. Junior or senior standing required. Area may be repeated up to 4 times with different subtitles. Upper-division major requirement: Race, Intersectionality, and Power.
ENGL 3998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 3999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4402  Writing Internship in Media  (4 semester hours)  
Students enrolled in this course work 10-12 hours per week with an off-campus media firm. Permission of the instructor required. Students must submit a portfolio of their writing to the instructor four weeks prior to registration for the course. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100.
ENGL 4403  Non-Fiction Workshop  (4 semester hours)  
A writer's workshop with practice in analyzing and creating non-fiction prose. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4405  Literary Non-Fiction Workshop  (4 semester hours)  
An advanced course in non-fiction prose, with practice in both creating and analyzing non-fiction. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4406  Journalism: Interview: Workshop  (4 semester hours)  
A course in interview strategies for journalists. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. University Core fulfilled: Flag: Writing.
ENGL 4407  Investigative Reporting  (4 semester hours)  
A course that examines and teaches the deep-dive reporting and writing techniques of investigative journalism. Fulfills Journalism Reporting in a Genre or Elective requirement; fulfills English Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: JOUR 2100.
ENGL 4408  Journalism: Editing Workshop  (4 semester hours)  
A course in editing techniques for journalists. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4409  Reporter in the Story  (4 semester hours)  
Students bridge memoir and reportage to produce works of first-person long-form journalism, examining the ethical implications and creative possibilities of the writer as a character in a reported story. Fulfills Specialization or Elective requirement; fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: JOUR 2100.
ENGL 4411  Fiction Writing Workshop: Narrative and Style  (4 semester hours)  
Exercises, experiments, and creative construction in classic narrative fiction styles. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: ENGL 2202.
ENGL 4412  Poetry Writing Workshop: Imagination  (4 semester hours)  
Writing poetry with an emphasis on image and the lyric imagination. Junior or senior standing required. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2201.
ENGL 4413  Play Writing Workshop: One-Acts  (4 semester hours)  
Writing monologues, ten-minute, and one-act scripts for the stage. Junior or senior standing required. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2200.
ENGL 4431  Fiction Writing Workshop: The Components of the Short Story  (4 semester hours)  
Exercises and experiments in putting together the parts of a short story. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: ENGL 2202.
ENGL 4432  Poetry Writing Workshop: Voice  (4 semester hours)  
Writing poetry persona poems and/or dramatic monologues. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: ENGL 2201.
ENGL 4433  Play Writing Workshop: Adaptation  (4 semester hours)  
Adapting fiction, non-fiction, and other genres for the stage. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: ENGL 2200.
ENGL 4460  Hard News to Blogs: Post-1800 Journalism  (4 semester hours)  
A study of diverse journalists from 1800 to the present, emphasizing how their work reflects the concerns of their age and their contributions to the tradition of journalism that continues today. Students will develop their own journalistic writing in response to this tradition. Fulfills Specialization or Elective requirement; fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4463  The Art of the Essay  (4 semester hours)  
The advanced practice and study of the essay's form and technique in academic, professional, and popular contexts. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4464  Publishing a Journal  (4 semester hours)  
This is an advanced journalism course designed to train the student in the practical elements involved in publishing an international journal of literary nonfiction. Fulfills Journalism Specialization or Elective requirement; fulfills English Creative/Artistry requirement. Consent of instructor required. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4465  Arts and Culture Journalism  (4 semester hours)  
An introduction to arts and culture journalism, involving writing various forms of arts and culture criticism and reported features, including theater, film, art, and food reviews, reported features, and others. Fulfills Journalism Reporting in a Genre or Elective requirement; fulfills English Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: JOUR 2100.
ENGL 4466  Journalism: The Age of Content  (4 semester hours)  
This journalism course will take an in-depth, critical look at the emergent forms of new media by examining websites, blogs, videos, fan fiction, and podcasts and reading the works of media scholars. This is an upper-level writing course that requires familiarity with basic digital tools. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4467  Journalism and Law  (4 semester hours)  
Students will learn about the legal rights and responsibilities of journalists. The course will also focus on reporting on legal issues, including using legal sources, identifying newsworthy cases, and conducting courtroom reporting. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4468  Journalism: Capstone  (4 semester hours)  
Students will complete their Journalism major or minor by producing a multi-platform journalism project. Open to senior Journalism majors or minors by permission of instructor. Required of all Journalism majors and minors.
ENGL 4469  Practicum in Journalism I  (4 semester hours)  
This course gives students practical journalism experience working on the staff of the Los Angeles Loyolan, the Tower, ROAR, or Marymount Institute Press. Particularly appropriate for editors. Consent of instructor required. Fulfills Journaliam Experience requirement; fulfills English Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: JOUR 2100.
ENGL 4470  Practicum in Journalism II  (4 semester hours)  
This course is for advanced journalism students who have served as editors at the Loyolan, the Tower, ROAR, or Marymount Institute Press for at least one semester. Students will mentor a junior staffer. Consent of instructor required. Fulfills Journalism Experience requirement; fulfills English Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: JOUR 2100.
ENGL 4471  Sports Journalism  (4 semester hours)  
A course covering all aspects of sports reporting, writing, and editing. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4472  Broadcast Journalism  (4 semester hours)  
A course focused on the craft of researching and writing a feature story for radio and multimedia broadcast. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4473  Mobile Media Journalism  (4 semester hours)  
Students will study digital storytelling theory before collaborating to produce their own magazine for mobile devices. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4481  Time in 20th/21st Century Fiction and Film  (4 semester hours)  
A writing and theory course that explores the shift from modernist to postmodernist ideas of time. Fulfills Creative/Artistry or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
ENGL 4500  Creative Artistry  (4 semester hours)  
Courses in which students develop intermediate and advanced artistry in one or more of the following genres: fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Junior or senior standing required. Upper division major requirement: Creative Artistry. Area may be repeated up to 4 times with different subtitles.
ENGL 4600  Electives: Topics in Lit  (4 semester hours)  
Topics in Literature and Language. Upper division major requirement: Electives
ENGL 4998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 4999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5000  Seminars - Advanced Studies  (3,4 semester hours)  
Courses in a seminar format that are distinct from 2000, 3000 and 4000-level courses offering advanced proficiency in research and writing. Junior or senior or M.A. candidate standing required. Upper division major requirement: 5000-level seminar. Area may be repeated up to 4 times with different subtitles.
ENGL 5395  Capstone Seminar  (4 semester hours)  
A seminar in which students are supervised in developing a portfolio of work in an area of critical/theoretical analysis. Fulfills elective course requirement. Senior standing required.
ENGL 5495  Capstone Seminar  (4 semester hours)  
A seminar in which students are supervised in developing a portfolio of work in an area of creative writing. Fulfills elective course requirement. Senior standing required.
ENGL 5501  Journalism: Telling LA's Story  (4 semester hours)  
This is an advanced essay workshop examining the artistry of journalism as it relates to Los Angeles. We will explore LA writing by reading the most compelling practitioners and incorporating, when applicable, their craft and style techniques to our own writing, as we engage in the tradition of the public intellectual. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100.
ENGL 5502  The Arthurian Romance  (4 semester hours)  
A study of Arthurian legend from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Sir Thomas Malory. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5503  English Literature of the Middle Ages  (4 semester hours)  
English literature, from the Normans to the Tudors. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5504  Chaucer  (4 semester hours)  
The works of Chaucer, particularly The Canterbury Tales. Fulfills Author(s) or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5507  The Idea of the Vernacular  (4 semester hours)  
Using a variety of modern and medieval theoretical models the course interrogates the rise of English as a literary medium in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when writing in English was edgy and sometimes dangerous, by examining manuscripts and early printed books as the physical manifestations of this radicalizing literary culture. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical and Author(s) requirements. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5511  Political Journalism  (4 semester hours)  
Political Journalism examines the function of the news media in American politics, campaigns and elections. Students study how journalists and news outlets shape narratives in political discourse and public opinion of politics and political candidates. Students study journalism being produced about current campaigns and produce some of their own coverage of local races in California and Los Angeles. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100.
ENGL 5513  Milton  (4 semester hours)  
The poetry and selected prose of John Milton. Fulfills Author(s) or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5521  British Literature: 1660-1800  (4 semester hours)  
Studies in British literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, exclusive of the novel. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5522  Eighteenth-Century English Novel  (4 semester hours)  
The development of the English novel in its first century. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5530  Studies in Romanticism  (4 semester hours)  
Explore the key works, concepts, genres, and writers associated with Romanticism. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5532  The Nineteenth-Century English Novel  (4 semester hours)  
The development of the English novel from Austen to Hardy. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5533  Victorian Literature  (4 semester hours)  
Explores the key works, concepts, genres, and writers associated with Victorianism. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5534  Literature of the Holocaust  (4 semester hours)  
A study of the literature of the Holocaust including fiction, poetry, drama, and film. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required. University Core fulfilled: Flag: Engaged Learning.
ENGL 5541  British Fiction: 1900-1950  (4 semester hours)  
A study of British novels and short fiction from 1900 to 1950. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5542  British Literature: 1950 to the Present  (4 semester hours)  
A study of British novels, short fiction, and poems from 1950 to the present. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5543  British Poetry: 1900-1950  (4 semester hours)  
A study of the poetry of Yeats, Eliot, Auden, Thomas, and other modernists. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5544  Modern Irish Literature  (4 semester hours)  
A survey of Irish literature from 1900 to World War II. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5545  Contemporary Irish Literature  (4 semester hours)  
A study of Irish literature from the end of World War II to the present. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5546  Irish Renaissance  (4 semester hours)  
A study of the period from the 1890s through the 1920s in Ireland focusing on the effort of Irish writers (and others) to preserve the rich legacy of Irish culture and carry it forward into the modern age. Fulfills Comparative requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5547  Irish Short Story  (4 semester hours)  
A study of the short story in Ireland during the twentieth century. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5548  Irish Women Writers  (4 semester hours)  
This course will examine women's issues in Ireland from 1800 to the present, from the perspective of Irish women novelists, playwrights, and poets. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5549  The Dark Stuff: Horror in Irish Literature  (4 semester hours)  
The Dark Stuff will explore the rich traditions of the Gothic and the literary ghost story in Irish literature. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5552  American Renaissance  (4 semester hours)  
The study of American Transcendentalists and other writers from the American Renaissance period of the 19th century. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5553  American Realism and Naturalism  (4 semester hours)  
The study of such representative American fiction writers as Twain, James, and Crane. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5554  Modern American Fiction  (4 semester hours)  
The study of such representative novelists as Hemingway, Faulkner, Anderson, and Fitzgerald. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5555  American Fiction Since 1950  (4 semester hours)  
A study of American novels and short fiction from 1950 to the present. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5556  Modern American Poetry  (4 semester hours)  
The study of representative American poets from Whitman to the mid-twentieth century. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5557  Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers  (4 semester hours)  
A study of American women writers; close reading of representative texts from different genres by a range of diverse writers. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5558  Caribbean Literature  (4 semester hours)  
The study of representative writers from the English-speaking Caribbean, such as George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Sam Salvon, and Jamaica Kincaid. Fulfills Comparative or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5559  Survey of Literary Criticism  (4 semester hours)  
The principles and practice of literary criticism from the Ancient Greeks to World War II. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5560  Power: American Literature, Theory, Society  (4 semester hours)  
Examines language, literature, and power in American culture and society through postcolonial, feminist, and cultural studies. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
ENGL 5562  Contemporary Rhetorical Theory  (4 semester hours)  
Textual analysis and production based on contemporary rhetorical theory. Fulfills Creative/Artistry or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5563  Creative Writing Seminar  (4 semester hours)  
An intensive writing class in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, or some combination of these genres. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times, provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: One 4400-level creative writing course in the appropriate genre.
ENGL 5565  Theory of Teaching Writing and Literature  (4 semester hours)  
A course for current and future teachers of composition designed to facilitate the application of theory to pedagogy. Fulfills Creative/Artistry or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5566  Metaphor: Theory and Practice  (4 semester hours)  
A course investigating metaphor theoretically and in the students' own writing. Fulfills Creative/Artistry or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5567  Style in Writing  (4 semester hours)  
An examination of prose styles and theories of style to help students develop their own writing styles. Fulfills Creative/Artistry or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5568  A Course About Nothing  (4 semester hours)  
Examines the paradoxical signifier "nothing" across disciplines including cosmology, theology, philosophy, art, and literature. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
ENGL 5569  Linguistics  (4 semester hours)  
An introduction to issues in linguistics, such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5571  Writing the Novella: Workshop  (4 semester hours)  
Practice in writing extended narrative forms. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite: ENGL 4411, ENGL 4421, or ENGL 4431.
ENGL 5573  Writing Literary Dialogue  (4 semester hours)  
A series of exercises and scenarios accentuating the rhythm, lyricism, and implicit movement of character-driven dialogue. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5574  Rhetoric and Media  (4 semester hours)  
A study of persuasion and rhetorical strategies used by the media. Fulfills Creative/Artistry or Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5575  The Art of Rhetoric  (4 semester hours)  
A survey of rhetoric from the classical to the modern period. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5582  Poetry of Witness  (4 semester hours)  
A writing workshop in poetry involving the study of international political poems, or poems of witness. Fulfills Comparative and Creative/Artistry requirements. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5583  Poetry of Night  (4 semester hours)  
The poetry of silence, night, and dream: a sampling of deeply interior and surreal works feeds the generation of a body of related poems, via intensive reading, writing, and workshop. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5584  The Black Aesthetic  (4 semester hours)  
Study of theories of African American aesthetics. Fulfills Critical/Theoretical requirement. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5590  The Feminist Critique: Journalism, the Arts, and Gender  (4 semester hours)  
A study of arts criticism by women writers. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5591  Literary Journalism  (4 semester hours)  
Examines the tradition of literary journalism, the telling of true stories through fictional techniques, with emphasis on helping students produce a publishable body of work in this genre. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5592  Pazz and Jop: Music Criticism  (4 semester hours)  
By studying the works of critics throughout pop music history, students will learn to think critically about musical terms and genres and express their observations and opinions in various forms. Fulfills Creative/Artistry requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 2206 or JOUR 2100. Junior or senior standing required.
ENGL 5595  Capstone Seminar  (4 semester hours)  
A seminar in which students are supervised in developing a portfolio of work in their area of specialization. Fulfills Specialization course requirement. Senior standing required.
ENGL 5602  The Arthurian Romance  (3 semester hours)  
A study of Arthurian legend from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Sir Thomas Malory. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5603  English Literature of the Middle Ages  (3 semester hours)  
English literature, from the Normans to the Tudors. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5604  Chaucer  (3 semester hours)  
The works of Chaucer, particularly The Canterbury Tales. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5607  The Idea of the Vernacular  (3 semester hours)  
Using a variety of modern and medieval theoretical models the course interrogates the rise of English as a literary medium in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when writing in English was edgy and sometimes dangerous, by examining manuscripts and early printed books as the physical manifestations of this radicalizing literary culture. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5613  Milton  (3 semester hours)  
The poetry and selected prose of John Milton. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5621  British Literature: 1660-1800  (3 semester hours)  
Studies in British literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, exclusive of the novel. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5622  Eighteenth-Century English Novel  (3 semester hours)  
The development of the English novel in its first century. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5630  Studies in Romanticism  (3 semester hours)  
Explore the key works, concepts, genres, and writers associated with Romanticism. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5632  The Nineteenth-Century English Novel  (3 semester hours)  
The development of the English novel from Austen to Hardy. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5633  Victorian Literature  (3 semester hours)  
Explores the key works, concepts, genres, and writers associated with Victorianism. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5634  Literature of the Holocaust  (3 semester hours)  
A study of the literature of the Holocaust including fiction, poetry, drama, and film. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5641  British Fiction: 1900-1950  (3 semester hours)  
A study of British novels and short fiction from 1900 to 1950. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5642  British Literature: 1950 to the Present  (3 semester hours)  
A study of British novels, short fiction, and poems from 1950 to the present. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5643  British Poetry: 1900-1950  (3 semester hours)  
A study of the poetry of Yeats, Eliot, Auden, Thomas, and other modernists. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5644  Modern Irish Literature  (3 semester hours)  
A survey of Irish literature from 1900 to World War II. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5645  Contemporary Irish Literature  (3 semester hours)  
A study of Irish literature from the end of World War II to the present. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5646  Irish Renaissance  (3 semester hours)  
A study of the period from the 1890s through the 1920s in Ireland focusing on the effort of Irish writers (and others) to preserve the rich legacy of Irish culture and carry it forward into the modern age. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5647  Irish Short Story  (3 semester hours)  
A study of the short story in Ireland during the twentieth century. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5648  Irish Women Writers  (3 semester hours)  
This course will examine women's issues in Ireland from 1800 to the present, from the perspective of Irish women novelists, playwrights, and poets. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5649  The Dark Stuff: Horror in Irish Literature  (3 semester hours)  
The Dark Stuff will explore the rich traditions of the Gothic and the literary ghost story in Irish literature. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5652  American Renaissance  (3 semester hours)  
The study of American Transcendentalists and other writers from the American Renaissance period of the 19th century. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5653  American Realism and Naturalism  (3 semester hours)  
The study of such representative American fiction writers as Twain, James, and Crane. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5654  Modern American Fiction  (3 semester hours)  
The study of such representative novelists as Hemingway, Faulkner, Anderson, and Fitzgerald. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5655  American Fiction Since 1950  (3 semester hours)  
A study of American novels and short fiction from 1950 to the present. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5656  Modern American Poetry  (3 semester hours)  
The study of representative American poets from Whitman to the mid-twentieth century. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5657  Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers  (3 semester hours)  
A study of American women writers; close reading of representative texts from different genres by a range of diverse writers. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5658  Caribbean Literature  (3 semester hours)  
The study of representative writers from the English-speaking Caribbean, such as George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Sam Salvon, and Jamaica Kincaid. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5659  Survey of Literary Criticism  (3 semester hours)  
The principles and practice of literary criticism from the Ancient Greeks to World War II. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5660  Power: American Literature, Theory, Society  (3 semester hours)  
Examines language, literature, and power in American culture and society through postcolonial, feminist, and cultural studies. M.A. candidate standing.
ENGL 5662  Contemporary Rhetorical Theory  (3 semester hours)  
Textual analysis and production based on contemporary rhetorical theory. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5663  Creative Writing Seminar  (3 semester hours)  
An intensive writing class in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, or some combination of these genres. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times, provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5665  Theory of Teaching Writing and Literature  (3 semester hours)  
A course for current and future teachers of composition designed to facilitate the application of theory to pedagogy. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5666  Metaphor: Theory and Practice  (3 semester hours)  
A course investigating metaphor theoretically and in the students' own writing. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5667  Style in Writing  (3 semester hours)  
An examination of prose styles and theories of style to help students develop their own writing styles. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5669  Linguistics  (3 semester hours)  
An introduction to issues in linguistics, such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5671  Writing the Novella: Workshop  (3 semester hours)  
Practice in writing extended narrative forms. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5673  Writing Literary Dialogue  (3 semester hours)  
A series of exercises and scenarios accentuating the rhythm, lyricism, and implicit movement of character-driven dialogue. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5674  Rhetoric and Media  (3 semester hours)  
A study of persuasion and rhetorical strategies used by the media. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5675  The Art of Rhetoric  (3 semester hours)  
A survey of rhetoric from the classical to the modern period. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5682  Poetry of Witness  (3 semester hours)  
A writing workshop in poetry involving the study of international political poems, or poems of witness. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5683  Poetry of Night  (3 semester hours)  
The poetry of silence, night, and dream: a sampling of deeply interior and surreal works feeds the generation of a body of related poems, via intensive reading, writing, and workshop. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5684  The Black Aesthetic  (3 semester hours)  
Study of theories of African American aesthetics. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5690  The Feminist Critique: Journalism, the Arts, and Gender  (3 semester hours)  
A study of arts criticism by women writers. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5691  Literary Journalism  (3 semester hours)  
Examines the tradition of literary journalism, the telling of true stories through fictional techniques, with emphasis on helping students produce a publishable body of work in this genre. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5692  Pazz and Jop: Music Criticism  (3 semester hours)  
By studying the works of critics throughout pop music history, students will learn to think critically about musical terms and genres and express their observations and opinions in various forms. M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
Junior, senior, or M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 5999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
Junior, senior, or M.A. candidate standing required.
ENGL 6600  Critical Methodology  (3 semester hours)  
Prolegomena to Graduate Studies in English (must be completed in the first semester).
ENGL 6601  Seminar in a Literary Period  (3 semester hours)  
Intensive study of a formative era in the history of English Literatures. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated.
ENGL 6602  Seminar in a Genre  (3 semester hours)  
Exploration of one of the types or categories into which literary works are conventionally grouped. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated.
ENGL 6603  Seminar in a Major Writer  (3 semester hours)  
Intensive study of an influential writer. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated.
ENGL 6604  Seminar Literary Theory  (3 semester hours)  
Exploration of theoretical approaches to literature and its production.
ENGL 6605  Contemporary Critical Theory  (3 semester hours)  
Exploration of theoretical approaches to art, thought, and culture (must be completed in the first year).
ENGL 6606  Seminar in Rhetoric  (3 semester hours)  
Intensive study of the arts of persuasion. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated.
ENGL 6607  Seminar in Composition Theory  (3 semester hours)  
Exploration of theoretical approaches to the disciplines of Rhetoric and Composition. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated.
ENGL 6608  Reading and Writing the Other  (3 semester hours)  
A hybrid reading and writing seminar that explores otherness and difference as an aesthetic, political, theoretical, and subjective experience.
ENGL 6610  Seminar in Creative Writing  (3 semester hours)  
Intensive practicum in Creative Writing. This course is repeatable for degree credit up to two times provided new course material is covered and a new subtitle has been designated.
ENGL 6694  Capstone Portfolio  (0 semester hours)  
The capstone portfolio is a culminating project that requires students to work under the supervision of an advisor to create a critical or creative portfolio that highlights his/her research or creative interests. Students should register in their final semester of coursework. Credit/No Credit grading.
ENGL 6998  Special Studies  (1-3 semester hours)  
ENGL 6999  Independent Studies  (0-3 semester hours)