English (ENGL)

ENGL 020 LITERARY MAGAZINE (1 credit)

Editing the college literary magazine, Camas. Planning, soliciting submissions, making selections, preparing manuscripts for printing.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

ENGL 120 LITERARY MAGAZINE (1 credit)

Editing the college literary magazine, Camas. Planning, soliciting submissions, making selections, preparing manuscripts for printing. For departmental majors only. (may be repeated for up to 4 credits).

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

ENGL 125 ENGLISH GRAMMAR (ALSO LISTED AS ELCP 125) (2 credits)

Advanced course focusing on grammar vocabulary used to describe the rules of English grammar as well as practice and application through writing. Focus on understanding parts of speech, parts of a sentence, sentence patterns, tense, modality, punctuation, and more.

ENGL 198 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Past topics have included The Brontes, Jane Austen, Irish Literature, Creative Writing in Literary Britain, King Arthur in Britain, The Literary Sea of Cortez, and Politics and Change in Southeast Asia. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

ENGL 200 INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING (4 credits)

A beginning course in creative writing. Introduces students to writing in various genres by means of creative exercises and assignments, workshops, and individual conferences. May include poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and plays/scripts.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 240 HERO(IN)ES, MONSTERS, PROTEST: BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1660 (4 credits)

Writers and works from the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English traditions, continuing through early modern, Elizabethan, and early seventeenth-century developments. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or currently enrolled in INQS.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 241 SEX, LANGUAGE, AND EMPIRE BRITISH LITERATURE FROM 1660 TO THE PRESENT (4 credits)

Introduction to literature created in English from the Restoration to 1901. Exploration of historical contexts and effects of linguistic and literary change, including writers and works from the Restoration, Eighteenth century, the Romantics and Victorians. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or currently enrolled in INQS.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 250 POETRY, PROSE, AND PLAYS (4 credits)

Introduction to literary genres through texts addressing particular theme. Emphasis on developing close reading skills central to literary analysis. Practice in writing effective papers about literature. Repeatable only for non-English Department majors. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or currently enrolled in INQS.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 260 TRANSATLANTIC LITERATURE (4 credits)

Examination of themes finding expression over a broad historical reach in the Anglo-American literary tradition. May include works of global literature beyond or outside that tradition. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or currently enrolled in INQS.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

ENGL 270 WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE (4 credits)

Investigation into literatures and cultural issues of the American West. Study of significant western writers. May include Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Wallace Stegner, Maxine Hon Kingston, H.L. Davis, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ken Kesey or others. Prerequisite: INQS 125 or currently enrolled in INQS.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, U.S. PLURALISM, VITAL PAST)

ENGL 271 PROFESSIONAL EDITING (3 credits)

Students will explore the foundational practices and capabilities needed to write, edit, and revise proficiently. Based on foundations of grammar and usage and builds to a more rhetorically focused approach to comprehensive editing for audience, purpose, and style. OFFERED THROUGH ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (OCE) ONLY.

ENGL 272 THEATRE IN PORTLAND (ALSO LISTED AS THTR 272) (4 credits)

(Also listed as THTR 272) Introduction to contemporary dramatic literature and theatrical performance. Activities include reading and discussing plays, creating and performing original work, attending professional productions, meeting theatre artists, writing reviews, and using the Portland campus as a hub to explore the city's culture. Special attention to underrepresented artists and methods of increasing diversity and inclusion in contemporary theatre. $120 ticket fee. Only offered on the Portland Campus.

Total Course fees: $120.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES, U.S. PLURALISM)

ENGL 275 CRITICAL METHODS OF LITERARY STUDY (4 credits)

Formal initiation of majors and minors in both literature and creative writing to critical and aesthetic analysis of literary texts. Concentrated practice in close reading of major works in various genres, as well as exploration of different critical methodologies. Should be completed before the start of the junior year.

ENGL 279 PORTFOLIO AND PROFESSIONALIZATION SEMINAR (1 credit)

Initial portfolio course for Literature and creative writing majors. Documents learning outcomes of major and provides professionalization skills. May be repeated once for credit when earning two majors in the English Department.

ENGL 285 PURITANS TO POSTMODERNS: FIRST CONTACT TO LASTING CONTACT (4 credits)

Introduction to sweep of U.S. literature from its pre-Columbian antecedents to the present, including colonialism, the American Renaissance, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Emphasis on themes involving nature, modernity, and U.S. literary pluralism. Lecture/discussion.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, U.S. PLURALISM)

ENGL 289 NORTHWEST ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING (ALSO LISTED AS BIOL 289) (4 credits)

An interdisciplinary field course focusing on the connections between the processes of the natural world and human creative expression. Serves as an introduction to the science of ecology and the art of creative writing. Weekly class meetings and three mandatory weekend-long field excursions to field stations across the region. Check with faculty on field trip dates as they will vary from year to year.

Total Course fees: $300.00

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, NATURAL WORLD)

ENGL 298 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Past topics have included The Brontes, Jane Austen, Irish Literature, Creative Writing in Literary Britain, King Arthur in Britain, The Literary Sea of Cortez, and Politics and Change in Southeast Asia. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

ENGL 300 WOMEN WRITERS (ALSO LISTED AS GENS 300) (4 credits)

Examination of literary works by women writing in English across the globe. Study of the relationship between dominant literary traditions and the politics of gender as a source of constriction and aspiration. Exploration of the impacts of race, class, religion, nationality and sexual orientation upon conceptions of the female. Close reading, literary analysis, and exploration of feminist theory.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

ENGL 301 GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS (4 credits)

Exploration of major works of world literature dealing with a particular theme, subject, or cultural legacy.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

ENGL 303 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (3 credits)

Literature available in various forms for children. Development of skills in the understanding as well as the presentation and teaching of the literature. OFFERED THROUGH ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (OCE) ONLY.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or 126 or consent of instructor.

ENGL 304 LITERATURE AND LANDSCAPE (4 credits)

Introduction to the relationship between literary texts and environmental issues. Authors studied may include Annie Dillard, Gary Snyder, John McPhee, Mary Austin, Edward Abbey and Aldo Leopold.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, ULTIMATE QUESTIONS)

ENGL 305 DIVERSE VOICES IN LITERARY EXPRESSION (4 credits)

Literary works addressing issues of race, gender, class, minority experience, or national literatures besides those of the U.S. or England. May be repeated once for credit with different content.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM, ULTIMATE QUESTIONS)

ENGL 307 CONTEMPORARY WRITERS (4 credits)

Exploration of works of contemporary literature dealing with a particular theme, subject, school, or region. An emphasis on reading for technique and reading as writers. Especially recommended for creative writing majors and minors.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 315 ACADEMIC WRITING & CONSULTING (4 credits)

Continued instruction and experience in academic writing (two hours/week) combined with work as a staff member in the Linfield Writing Center (four hours/week). College writing across the disciplines, writing strategies, effective interpersonal communication in helping others write, practical understanding of the intricacies of English. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

ENGL 316 INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY (4 credits)

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of poetry writing. Reading of modern poets and study of genre. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 200, ENGL 289, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 317 INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION (4 credits)

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of fiction writing, especially the short story. Reading of modern fiction writers and study of various fictional genres. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 200, ENGL 289, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 318 INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: SCRIPTS (4 credits)

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of writing dramatic fiction in script form for films, television, or stage. Conventions of dramatic structure, character development, dialogue, form, and current practice. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 200, ENGL 289, or consent of instructor.

ENGL 319 INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: LITERARY NONFICTION (4 credits)

Workshop, conferences, and practice in techniques of literary nonfiction writing. Reading of modern and contemporary literary nonfiction writers and study of various forms within the genre, including memoir, personal essay, lyric essay, literary journalism, cultural critique, etc. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 200, ENGL 289, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 327 INTRODUCTION TO FILM (ALSO LISTED AS JAMS 327) (4 credits)

The tools of visual literacy. Responding to and evaluating cinema as art and as mass communication. The vocabulary of film-making and film criticism. Sample topics: genre analysis, directorial study, international film industry, film narrative.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

ENGL 330 MAJOR FIGURES (4 credits)

Focus on the work of one writer such as John Milton or Virgina Woolf, or two closely connected writers such as W. B. Yeats and James Joyce, or Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. May be repeated once for credit with different writers.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 and completion of at least one literature course or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

ENGL 341 SEX AND POWER IN THE RENAISSANCE (4 credits)

Investigation of erotic, religions, and political desire in literary texts from 1500-1660. Exploration of representative Renaissance genres (comedy, tragedy, lyric, epic, satire) that raise questions of sex and power in their historical context. Attention to the construction of gender roles and individual identity in a dangerous social environment.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 and one previous literature class or consent of instructor.

(VITAL PAST)

ENGL 344 SECRET LIVES IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE (4 credits)

Focus on the detective story, the sensation novel, the bildungsroman, and the dramatic monologue, Victorian forms that policed the boundary between public and private selves. Exploration of representative works across literary genres from 1837 to 1901. Psychological and historical approaches to identity inflected by changes in gender, science, and imperialism.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 and one previous literature class or consent of instructor.

(VITAL PAST)

ENGL 345 20TH CENTURY GLOBAL BRITISH LITERATURE (4 credits)

Representative forms and ideas in English prose and poetry of the 20th century.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

ENGL 350 SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES AND HISTORIES: PERFORMING GENDER AND SEXUALITY (ALSO LISTED AS GENS 350) (4 credits)

Selected comedies and histories in their historical and critical context. Emphasis on comedy as a dramatic form and questions of gender and sexuality as they are represented through performance.

Total Course fees: $40.00

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, VITAL PAST)

ENGL 351 SHAKESPEARE: TRAGEDIES AND TRAGICOMEDIES (ALSO LISTED AS THTR 351) (4 credits)

Selected tragedies and tragicomedies in their historical and critical context; emphasis on tragedy as a dramatic form.

Total Course fees: $40.00

Prerequisites: INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, VITAL PAST)

ENGL 365 POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (4 credits)

ENGL 365 Postcolonial Literatures in English - Exploration of postcolonial writers in English interrogating themes of war, colonization, displacements, migrations and transnational identities, hybridity and globalization. Authors studied may include but are not limited to Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, Aimé Césaire, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Tsitsi Dangaremba, V.S. Naipaul and Derek Walcott.

Prerequisites: Take INQS 125 or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

ENGL 377 FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH WRITING (3 credits)

Fundamentals of research writing. Bibliographic instruction and practice in writing a substantial research paper. OFFERED THROUGH ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (OCE) ONLY.

ENGL 380 ULTIMATE QUESTIONS IN LITERATURE (4 credits)

Literary investigation into concerns fundamental to human existence such as the nature of good and evil; the origins and condition of the human being in the universe; the nature of religious quest and experience of the sacred; ethical inquiry and behavior; utopian social aspiration; the nature of human knowing. May be repeated once for credit with different content.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, ULTIMATE QUESTIONS)

ENGL 385 THE NOVEL IN THE UNITED STATES (4 credits)

Examination of one of the preeminent literary genres in U.S. literary history as a window into recurrent themes linking American fiction writers across decades. A study of aesthetic experimentation within the genre. Topics will vary. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: INQS 125.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, U.S. PLURALISM)

ENGL 389 CREATVE WRITNG MINR PORTFOLIO (1 credit)

Portfolio course for seniors completing creative writing minor. Documents learning outcomes. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

ENGL 395 DIRECTED READING (1 credit)

Reading and discussion course organized around a writer or theme. Emphasis on close reading, articulate discussion and evaluation of cultural significance of literary and/or popular texts. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: INQS 125 and one literature course.

ENGL 398 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Past topics have included The Brontes, Jane Austen, Irish Literature, Creative Writing in Literary Britain, King Arthur in Britain, The Literary Sea of Cortez, and Politics and Change in Southeast Asia. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

ENGL 421 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (4 credits)

Upper-level course in the reading and practice of imaginative writing in one or more genres. Specific topics may focus on a particular genre, such as the lyric poem or the novella; themes such as "Borderlands" or "Parties and Gatherings"; or techniques and methods such as "The Researched Narrative," "The First Person," or "Style in the Imaginative Sentence."

Prerequisites: ENGL 200, ENGL 289, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ENGL 439 PEER INSTRUCTION (1-3 credits)

Advanced opportunity for outstanding students to assist faculty members in the classroom or laboratory. Focus on course content and pedagogy.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

ENGL 474 CAPSTONE IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (3 credits)

Integrates the knowledge and skills gained in previous professional communication courses into a project which will represent the best practices of communication theory and rhetorical understandings of context, writing, audience, and style. OFFERED THROUGH ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (OCE) ONLY.

Prerequisites: ENGL 271, ENGL 372 and ENGL 373 or instructor consent.

ENGL 479 PORTFOLIO (1 credit)

Senior portfolio course for literature and creative writing majors. Documents learning outcomes for major. Students should register with departmental academic advisor as instructor. May be repeated once for credit when earning two majors in the English Department.

ENGL 480 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-5 credits)

Program of directed tutorial reading on some topic or problem within the discipline relating to the special interests of the student and supervised by a departmental faculty member.

ENGL 484 CREATIVE WRITING: SENIOR SEMINAR (2 credits)

ENGL-484 Creative Writing: Senior Seminar Capstone seminar on the writing process and building a writing life. Weekly meetings will also include collaborative work toward initial thesis deadlines, including a project proposal, an annotated bibliography, and the first pages of the thesis itself.

Prerequisites: Senior standing in the creative writing major.

ENGL 485 CREATIVE WRITING: THESIS (4 credits)

Completion in conference of a substantial writing project (a collection of poetry, a novel or memoir, a full-length film script, etc.) as the final requirement in the creative writing major. Deadlines include, at minimum, a 50% draft, initial working draft, a major revision of the entire work, and a minor revision of the entire work.

Prerequisites: ENGL 484 and senior standing in the creative writing major.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

ENGL 486 SENIOR SEMINAR: LITERATURE (4 credits)

Advanced study of a specialized literary subject in a seminar setting. Completion of a substantial critical paper. A senior level course for students who have previously completed most of the requirements for the literature major.

Prerequisites: ENGL 275.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

ENGL 487 INTERNSHIP (1-8 credits)

Supervised employment in a work setting which draws upon the writing, speaking, oral, and analytical skills developed by literature and creative writing majors. Open to seniors and second-semester juniors with permission from faculty supervisor. No more than 4 credits to be counted toward the major.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

ENGL 490 HONORS THESIS, LITERATURE OR CREATIVE WRITING (4 credits)

4 credits.

ENGL 495 PRO-SEMINAR (1 credit)

In-depth investigation of topic covered in a related 300-level literature course, completed concurrently with that course (registration required in both). Allows junior-level literature majors who plan to research and write an honors thesis to initiate the project prior to senior year. Requires reading, research, writing and presentations beyond assignments associated with the related course. Concurrent enrollment in the related regular 300-level class is required.

Prerequisites: ENGL 275 and at least two additional literature classes.

ENGL 498 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Past topics have included The Brontes, Jane Austen, Irish Literature, Creative Writing in Literary Britain, King Arthur in Britain, The Literary Sea of Cortez, and Politics and Change in Southeast Asia. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.