Description

The Department of English seeks to help students develop their critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. In addition, we hope to foster imaginative reasoning, which we define as the ability to use the imagination to think hypothetically about the world in all its diversity—the past, present, and future, the local and the global. Such an ability, learned through the study of diverse literature and film, the critical analysis of language, and the generation of creative work, enables students to thoughtfully engage with social, cultural, and political phenomena. It allows students to re-envision what is possible and to dream audacious solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. Imaginative reasoning, both as a value and as a skill, connects us to one another and leads us to look beyond boundaries, including the boundary of our own selves and our most immediate communities.

The courses we offer, our teaching methods, and our departmental culture further several core goals: the pursuit of social justice, the celebration of diversity, the creation of a broad array of communities based on empathetic understanding, the fostering of a sense of belonging in all of our students, and the development of a desire for civic engagement and responsibility.

Course Offerings

English courses are regularly offered in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama; periods and authors in British, American, and global literatures; womens and ethnic literatures; creative and expository writing; literary and rhetorical theory and criticism; digital humanities; and film. For the precise courses offered, or to be offered in any particular semester, see the Office of the University Registrars website for that semester. A course description booklet is also available online before each priority registration period.

Program Assessment. In order to assist the department in evaluating the effectiveness of its programs, majors will be required from time to time to complete written exit surveys and to compile portfolios of selected written work in major courses. All such work will be assessed in ways that assure student anonymity.

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), including any of the majors or minors offered through the college, are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language in high school. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at UNL and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

ACADEMIC AND CAREER Advising

Academic and Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall is the undergraduate hub for CAS students in all majors. Centrally located and easily accessed, students encounter friendly, knowledgeable people who are eager to help. Students visit the Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall to:

  • Choose or change their major, minor, or degree program.
  • Check in on policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Get a college approval signature from the Dean's representative, Sr. Director of Advising and Student Success.

While the assigned academic advisor should be the student's primary contact, there are daily walk-ins from 12-3 where a general academic advisor can answer a quick question. In addition, the CAS Career Coaches are located here. They help students explore majors and minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation. Not sure where to go or who to ask? The Advising Center team can help.

Assigned Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are critical resources dedicated to students' academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major. Since most CAS students have more than just a single major, it is important to get to know the advisor for any minors or additional majors. Academic advisors work closely with the faculty to provide the best overall support and the discipline-specific expertise.

Assigned advisors are listed in MyRED and their offices may be located in or near the department of the major for which they advise or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who have declared a pre-health or pre-law area of interest will also work with advisors in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) in 127 Love South, who are specially trained to guide students preparing to enter a professional school.

For complete and current information on advisors for majors, minors, or pre-professional areas, contact the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall, 402-472-4190, http://cas.unl.edu/advising.

Career Coaching

The College believes that Academics + Experience = Opportunities and encourages students to complement their academic preparation with real-world experience, including internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Arts and sciences students have access to a powerful network of faculty, staff, and advisors dedicated to providing information and support for their goals of meaningful employment or advanced education. Arts and sciences graduates have unlimited career possibilities and carry with them important career competencies—communication, critical thinking, creativity, context, and collaboration. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value. Graduates are not only prepared to effectively contribute professionally in the real world, but they have a solid foundation to excel in an increasingly global, technological, and interdisciplinary world.

Students should contact the career coaches in the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather, or their assigned advisor, for more information. The CAS career coaches help students explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.

ACE Requirements

 Students must complete one course for each of the ACE Student Learning Outcomes below. Certified course choices are published in the degree audit, or visit the ACE website for the most current list of certified courses.

ACE Student Learning Outcomes
ACE 1 : Write texts, in various forms, with an identified purpose, that respond to specific audience needs, integrate research or existing knowledge, and use applicable documentation and appropriate conventions of format and structure.
ACE 2: Demonstrate competence in communication skills.
ACE 3: Use mathematical, computational, statistical, logical, or other formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences, justify conclusions, and determine reasonableness.
ACE 4: Use scientific methods and knowledge to pose questions, frame hypotheses, interpret data, and evaluate whether conclusions about the natural and physical world are reasonable.
ACE 5: Use knowledge, historical perspectives, analysis, interpretation, critical evaluation, and the standards of evidence appropriate to the humanities to address problems and issues.
ACE 6: Use knowledge, theories, and research perspectives such as statistical methods or observational accounts appropriate to the social sciences to understand and evaluate social systems or human behaviors.
ACE 7: Use knowledge, theories, or methods appropriate to the arts to understand their context and significance.
ACE 8: Use knowledge, theories, and analysis to explain ethical principles and their importance in society.
ACE 9: Exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue.
ACE 10: Generate a creative or scholarly product that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements – BA and BS

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are common to both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and are designed to ensure a range of courses. By engaging in study in several different areas within the College, students develop the ability to learn in a variety of ways and apply their knowledge from a variety of perspectives. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements, and no course can be used to fulfill both an ACE outcome and a College Distribution Requirement.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one College Distribution Requirement, with the exception of CDR Diversity. Courses used to meet CDR Diversity may also meet CDR Writing, CDR Humanities, or CDR Social Science.
  • Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  • Courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR: Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR: Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics, and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR: Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR: Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR: Human Diversity in U.S. Communities0-3
Select from a set of approved courses as listed in the degree audit.
CDR: Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies or modern languages and literatures. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement, but encouraged to continue on in their language study.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13-32

Language Requirement

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences place great value on academic exposure and proficiency in a second language. The UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or the College’s language distribution requirement (CDR: Language) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

Scientific Base - BS Only

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical, and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 100 or BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology (excluding MBIO 101), and physics.

See your Degree Audit or your assigned academic advisor for a complete list, including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of the College of Arts and Sciences. See your assigned academic advisor to start the approval process.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other domestic institutions except for UNO and UNK. All courses taken at UNO and UNK impact the UNL transcript. No transfer of C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. International coursework (including education abroad) with a final grade equivalent to a C- or lower will not be validated by College of Arts and Sciences departments to be degree applicable.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

The College of Arts and Sciences adheres to the University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege with the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most arts and sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered at the 300 or 400 Level

Thirty (30) of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level. Of those 30 hours, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major coursework, including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level in their major and 15 of the 30 hours required at the 300 or 400 level, in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement only if students register through UNL.

Catalog to Use

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of English will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of texts, writers, genres, and cultures.
  2. Read text closely and attentively.
  3. Support claims they make in their writing with specific examples and evidence.
  4. Write and revise for a variety of purposes and audiences. Write with clarity, grace, and voice appropriate to writing tasks.
  5. Consider the significance of new ideas, texts, and literary practices in the context of their own lives and worlds, including their personal, academic, professional, and civic goals and purposes.
  6. Understand the importance of cultural differences in the study of texts and literary practices.
  7. Understand how texts and literacy practices are shaped by their historical, social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts.
  8. Set their own goals and understand their own learning.
  9. Identify and take critical positions on texts and literacy practices with an understanding of what is at stake in assuming those positions.
  10. Use appropriate vocabularies for describing the work of writing (e.g., craft language for creative writing students, rhetorical language for rhetoric students).
  11. Conduct both primary and secondary research (including using the library) and understand the uses and limitations of the information yielded by various research methodologies.
  12. Understand how media and technology shape texts and literacy practices.

Major Requirements

Specific Major Requirements

Thirty-nine (39) hours with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level and above, 6 hours of which must be at the 400 level.1

A single course may only be applied to one category.
 

Introductory Course
ENGL 200Introduction to English Studies3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Writing
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Writing and Communities
Writing: Uses of Literacy
Advanced Writing Projects
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Theory
Select one of the following:3
Literary/Critical Theory
Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
Film Theory and Criticism
Literary Studies in the Digital Age
Rhetoric: Argument and Society
Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Research
Rhetoric
Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women Writers
Digital Archives and Editions
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Historical Contexts
At least 3 credits must be from pre-1800 literature.
Historical Surveys
Select one of the following:3
English Authors to 1800 2
English Authors after 1800
American Literature before 1865 2
American Literature since 1865
Historical Focus
Select one course from Early Literatures and one course from Recent Literatures.6
Early Literatures
Shakespeare 2
African American Literature before 1865 2
The Novel 1700-1900
Revolution and Romanticism
British Authors to 1800 2
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton 2
American Authors to 1900
Introduction to Medieval Literature 2
Introduction to Renaissance Literature 2
Introduction to Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature 2
Recent Literatures
Twentieth-Century Fiction
African American Literature since 1865
Twentieth-Century Drama
Modern Poetry
Poetry since 1945
British Authors Since 1800
American Authors Since 1900
Introduction to Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Modern Fiction
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Diversity and Global Awareness
Select two of the following with at least one cross-listed with ethnic studies (ETHN).6
Introduction to LGBTQ Literature
Introduction to Women's Literature
Global Literatures since 1850
National Literatures
African American Literature since 1865
Introduction to African Literature
African American Literature before 1865
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Jewish-American Literature
Introduction to Native American Literature
Survey of Women's Literature
Women in Popular Culture
Literature and the Environment
Ethnicity and Film
Black Women Authors
Caribbean Literature
Chicana and/or Chicano Literature
Native American Women Writers
Cuban-American Literature
National Cinemas
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Capstone Course
ENGL 487English Capstone Experience3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Concentration or Additional English Courses
Select 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level (see Concentrations list below.)12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours39

Concentrations

Students should select four courses (12 hours) at the 300 or 400 level in consultation with the major advisor and/or faculty members to support their interests and aspirations. Recommended concentrations include:
 

19th Century Studies

Composition and Rhetoric

Creative Writing

Digital Humanities

Editing and Publishing

Environmental and Place Studies

Ethnic Studies

Film Studies

LGBTQ Studies

Literary and Critical Theory

Literature and Social Justice

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Queer Studies

Womens and Gender Studies

Minor Requirement

English majors are required to complete one Plan A minor or two Plan B minors or a second major.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

Up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass credit is applicable to the major, and up to 3 hours of Pass/No Pass credit is applicable to the minor without securing permission.

Career Preparation

The English department is committed to preparing majors for the job market and graduate study. We strongly encourage all majors to enroll in ENGL 300 Professional Practices for English Majors during their sophomore or junior year, and to consider taking advantage of UCARE, internships, education abroad, volunteering, and other career-development opportunities.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Plan A Minor

Eighteen (18) hrs of English at the 200 level and above, including at least 9 hrs at the 300 level or above and 3 hrs at the 400 level.

Plan B Minor

Twelve (12) hrs of English at the 200 level and above, including 6 hrs at the 300 level or above.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

Up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass credit is applicable to the major, and up to 3 hours of Pass/No Pass credit is applicable to the minor without securing permission.

ENGL140
Advanced Academic Writing and Usage

Prerequisites: Permission.

No more than 6 credit hours from ENGL 140, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 145, and ENGL 146 can be counted toward the degree. Does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements.

Description: Writing and grammar in academic contexts for international students.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL141
Advanced Academic Reading

Prerequisites: Permission.

No more than 6 credit hours from ENGL 140, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 145, and ENGL 146 can be counted toward the degree. Does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements.

Description: Reading comprehension in academic contexts for international students.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL142
Advanced Academic Listening and Speaking Skills

Prerequisites: Permission.

No more than 6 credit hours from ENGL 140, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 145, and ENGL 146 can be counted toward the degree. Does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements.

Description: Advanced academic listening and speaking skills in academic contexts for international students.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL143
Seminar in Credit English for Academic Purposes

Prerequisites: Permission.

No more than 6 credit hours from ENGL 140, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 145, and ENGL 146 can be counted toward the degree. Does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements.

Description: Oral and written English communication skills skills critical for international study and a survey of campus resources

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ENGL144
Advanced Academic Reading for Business

Prerequisites: Permission

No more than 6 credit hours from ENGL 140, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 145, and ENGL 146 can be counted toward the degree. Does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements.

Description: Reading comprehension in business contexts for non-native speakers of English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL145
Advanced Academic Reading for Specific Purposes: Science and Engineering

Prerequisites: Permission

No more than 6 credit hours from ENGL 140, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 145, and ENGL 146 can be counted toward the degree. Does not count toward CAS College Distribution Requirements.

Description: Reading comprehension for science and engineering contexts for non-native speakers of English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL146
Advanced Academic Reading for Media Literacy

Prerequisites: Permission

No more than 6 credit hours from ENGL 140, ENGL 141, ENGL 142, ENGL 143, ENGL 144, ENGL 145, and ENGL 146 can be counted toward the degree. Does not count toward CAS College Distribution Requirements.

Description: Reading comprehension and media literacy for non-native speakers of English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL150
Writing and Inquiry

Prerequisites: Open to Freshman and Sophomores only

Description: Study and practice of writing using such rhetorical concepts as purpose, audience, genre, cultural context, and style to develop strategies for writing, thinking, and research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:First Year Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

ENGL150H
Honors Writing: Writing and Inquiry

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation and Freshman or Sophomore standing.

Description: Intensive writing. Writing as a tool for inquiry and research. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 220; MECH 343; MNGT 301H; RAIK 288H, BSAD 220H; THEA 331

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Groups:First Year Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

ENGL151
Writing and Argument

Prerequisites: Open to Freshman and Sophomores only

Description: Intensive writing. Writing as a tool for argument. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:First Year Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

ENGL151H
Honors Writing: Writing and Argument

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, and freshman or sophomore standing

Description: Intensive writing. Writing as a tool for argument. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 220; MECH 343; MNGT 301H; RAIK 288H, BSAD 220H; THEA 331

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Groups:First Year Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

ENGL170
Beginning Creative Writing

Description: Introduction to the writing of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Writing, the development of the craft and technique, and analytical reading skills.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL180
Introduction to Literature

Description: General introduction for beginning students to the understanding and appreciation of the principal forms of literature: poetry, drama, and fiction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL186
ESL/Academic Reading Skills

Prerequisites: Permission.

Does not count toward college distribution requirements. No more than 3 hours from ENGL 186, ENGL 187, ENGL 188 can be degree applicable.

Description: ESL reading course to prepare students for comprehending and responding to entry-level university materials

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL187
ESL/Academic Writing Skills

Prerequisites: Permission

Does not count toward the college distribution requirements. No more than 3 hours from ENGL 186, ENGL 187, ENGL 188 can be degree applicable.

Description: ESL writing course to prepare students for entry into university-level writing courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL188
ESL/Academic Speaking and Listening

Prerequisites: Permission.

Does not count toward the college distribution requirements. No more than 3 hours from ENGL 186, ENGL 187, ENGL 188 can be degree applicable.

Description: ESL speaking and listening course to prepare students for fuller participation in entry-level university courses

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL199
Independent Directed Reading

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENGL200
Introduction to English Studies

Description: The issues, perspectives, and methods of the discipline. The relationships among authors, texts, audiences, and contexts. Practice in imaginative and analytical approaches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:English Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL200H
Honors: Introduction to English Studies

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program

Description: The issues, perspectives, and methods of the discipline. The relationships among authors, texts, audiences, and contexts. Practice in imaginative and analytical approaches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL201
Introduction to Drama

Description: Introduction to the understanding and appreciation of the major dramatic genres-tragedy, comedy, and tragicomedy-in various historical periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL202
Introduction to Poetry

Description: Introduction to reading poetry. Emphasizes approaches to reading poems, analysis of themes and forms, and enjoyment of poetry as a genre.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL205
Twentieth-Century Fiction

Description: Selected readings in the novel and short story, mainly American, British, and European, from 1900 to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL206
Science Fiction

Description: Examines the science fiction genre from its origins in the 18th century to its contemporary expression. Issues of technological modernity and how these are mediated through literary texts will be introduced.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL207
Reading Popular Literature

Description: Reading and analysis of popular literature within historical, cultural, and literary contexts. May address literature from earlier periods or focus exclusively on contemporary works.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL208
The Mystery and Gothic Tradition

Description: Exploration of the darker side of literature in English from the nineteenth century to the present, surveying the Gothic and mystery tradition through the novel and other narrative forms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL210
Themes in Literature

Description: Introduction to groups of literary works of various types from various periods and countries, studied in the context of a significant issue or concept.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL210I
Illness and Health in Literature

Description: Representations of illness and health as states of the body in a variety of literary texts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL210L
Arthur in Legend and Literature

Description: Introduction to medieval literature and culture via the legends and romances of King Arthur and The Matter of Britain. Translations that were originally in Latin, Welsh, and French as well as English. The questions of ethnicity raised by the idea of an ancient Celtic Britain.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL210P
Literature of War and Peace

Description: Literary works written in response to war, conflict, and peace.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ENGL211
Literature of Place

Description: Introduction to writers and literary works associated with a particular place that would typically be defined by geographic factors rather than political boundaries and will vary from course to course, but will regularly include the North American Great Plains.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL212
Introduction to LGBTQ LiteratureCrosslisted with WMNS 212

Description: Introduction to variety of works by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender writers. Significant literary, cultural, social, and historical issues and themes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL213E
Introduction to Film History

Description: Historical survey from 1880 to the present, dealing with the major directors, films, genres, and critical theories which have shaped films in the twentieth century. Weekly film screenings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL215
Introduction to Women's LiteratureCrosslisted with WMNS 215

Description: Introduction to English literature written by women, studies in the cultural, social, and/or historical contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL216
Children's Literature

Description: A study of the historical and cultural development of the genre of children's literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL217
Introduction to Young Adult Literature

Description: A study of the historical and cultural development of the genre of young adult (YA) literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies English Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL219
Film Genre

Weekly film screenings.

Description: Various film genres, such as Gothic, the Western, and film noir, from their inception in the early 1900s to the present day. Variations (such as 219A, Film Noir) may concentrate on a particular genre.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL220
Introduction to Linguistic Principles

Description: Language as a system of arbitrary symbols for human communication. Pragmatics, semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology, language variation, first and second language acquisition, written language, language processing and the neurology of language.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL230
English Authors to 1800

Description: Major British writers from Beowulf to the end of the eighteenth century. Attention given to historical background.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL230A
Shakespeare

Description: Introductory study of a representative sample of Shakespeare's works. Some films of dramatic performances may be shown.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL231
English Authors after 1800

Description: Major works by British authors of the Romantic and Victorian periods and of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL231H
Honors: English Authors after 1800

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors program, or by invitation

Description: Intensive study of major works by British authors of the Romantic and Victorian periods and of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL232
The Jewish Idea in Modern LiteratureCrosslisted with MODL 232

Description: Introduction to the literary and historical context of Jewish cultural life as expressed in modern works of literature in translation and cinema by Jewish intellectuals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL234D
Major Themes in World LiteratureCrosslisted with MODL 234D

Description: Through the study of masterpieces read in translation, explores the ideas and motifs that define the major literary expressions of the human experience. Includes the rebel, love, madness, representations of gender, the quest, childhood.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL239
Film Directors

May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Description: Films of one director or a small group of directors. Weekly film screenings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL240A
The World of Classical GreeceCrosslisted with CLAS 281

Description: English translations of the great works of Greek literature which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Greece.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL240B
The World of Classical RomeCrosslisted with CLAS 282

Description: English translations of the great works of Latin literature, which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Rome.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL242
Global Literatures since 1850Crosslisted with GLST 242

Description: A survey of literatures written since 1850 from around the globe in historical and cultural contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL243
National Literatures

Description: An introduction to the English-language literary tradition of a nation other than the U.S. or Britain, e.g., Ireland, Canada, India, Australia.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL244
African American Literature since 1865Crosslisted with ETHN 244

Description: Representative African American works written since 1865, of various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL244A
Introduction to African LiteratureCrosslisted with ETHN 244A

Description: Representative literary works by African writers, mainly in the English language, but with a sampling of works translated from other languages, from the twentieth century, and presented in their social, historical and social contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL244E
African American Literature before 1865Crosslisted with ETHN 244E

Description: Representative early African American works of various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts, from the oral tradition to the Civil War.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL245A
Introduction to Asian American LiteratureCrosslisted with ETHN 245A

Description: Introduction to Asian American literature and relevant historical and cultural background.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL245J
Jewish-American LiteratureCrosslisted with JUDS 245J

Description: Twentieth and twenty-first century literature by major Jewish-American authors.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL245N
Introduction to Native American LiteratureCrosslisted with ETHN 245N

Description: Introduction to literature by Native Americans covering early and recent periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL251
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing

Description: Reading and analysis of published creative nonfiction writing and practice researching and writing creative nonfiction.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 451; ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL252
Introduction to Fiction Writing

Description: Introduction to the writing of fiction. Writing, analysis of craft, technique, and reading skills.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 352; ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL253
Introduction to Poetry Writing

Description: Introduction to the writing of poetry. Emphasis on student writing within a context of theory and criticism.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 353; ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL253A
Introduction to Poetry Writing: Women's PoetryCrosslisted with WMNS 253A

May not be offered every year.

Description: Introduction to the writing of poetry. Emphasis on student writing with special focus on reading women poets and on issues that concern women writers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL254
Writing and CommunitiesCrosslisted with ENGL 254H

Description: Extended writing and its uses in and by various communities.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 220; ENGL 454; MNGT 301H

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

ENGL254H
Writing and CommunitiesCrosslisted with ENGL 254

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program.

Description: Extended writing and its uses in and by various communities.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSAD 220; ENGL 454; MNGT 301H

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

ENGL260
American Literature before 1865

Description: Major authors, themes, and intellectual trends in American literature from the beginnings to 1865. Works from the Colonial, Early National, and Romantic periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL261
American Literature since 1865

Description: Major authors, themes, and intellectual trends in American literature from 1865 to the present. Works from the Realist, Modernist, and Contemporary periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL269
Film Period

May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Description: Intensive examination of artistic movements and major directors in an important historic period of film. Examples: Russian film of the '20s, the French New Wave, Hollywood in the '30s. Weekly film screenings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL270
Literary/Critical Theory

Description: Nature and function of literary/critical theory in the study of literary texts. Selected approaches and is not intended as a general survey.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 471

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL275
Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

Description: Nature and function of rhetorical theory as applied to English Studies. Selected important ancient and modern rhetorical theories and is not intended as a general historical survey.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL277
Being Human in a Digital AgeCrosslisted with HIST 277

Description: Introduction to some of the major implications of computer technologies to the humanities; examination of the historical influence of new technologies on how we think of ourselves, both individually and collectively; how we interact socially and politically; how we determine public and private spaces in an increasingly connected world; and how we can use computer technologies to produce, preserve, and study cultural materials.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 375; ENGL 378, HIST 378; ENGL 379

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Variable group based on topic
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL278
Introduction to Digital HumanitiesCrosslisted with ANTH 278, CLAS 278, HIST 278, MODL 278

Requires contributing to an ongoing web-based project.

Description: Practical and theoretical introduction to the concepts, tools, and techniques of digital humanities. Electronic research, text encoding, text processing, and collaborative research.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 375; ENGL 378, HIST 378; ENGL 379

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL279
Digital Literary Analysis

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher

Description: Introduction to computational text analysis with an emphasis on text processing for literary topics. Write computer algorithms for text analysis and exploration while developing a broad understanding of data structures and current trends in natural language processing, information retrieval, text mining, and statistical machine learning.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 375; ENGL 378, HIST 378; ENGL 379

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

ENGL285
Introduction to Comparative LiteratureCrosslisted with MODL 285

Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing; 3 hours in ENGL or MODL.

Course not taught every year.

Description: Introduction to the methods and materials of scholarly comparison of literatures of different languages, cultures, historical periods, and genres.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL298
Special Topics
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ENGL299
Independent Directed Reading

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENGL300
Professional Practices for English Majors

Description: Focus on the individual, national, and global value of English and the humanities for the professions and for life. Emphasis will be placed on meaningful career paths, gaining relevant experience, and professional development opportunities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:English Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL301B
Twentieth-Century Drama

Description: Major playwrights and dramatic movements, such as realism, naturalism, expressionism, "epic theater," and theater of the absurd, from Ibsen to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL302
Modern Poetry

Description: Introductory survey of major authors and movements in English-language poetry during the modernist period of the early twentieth century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL302A
Poetry since 1945

Description: Major authors, themes, and trends in poetry from 1945 through the end of the 20th Century. Works from the Beat, Confessional, New York School, San Francisco Renaissance, Black Arts, Feminist, Language, New Formalist, and other 'schools' of poetry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL302B
Contemporary Poetry

Description: Major authors, themes, and intellectual trends in contemporary poetry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL303
Short Story

Description: Introduction to the historical context, criticism, and interpretation of short stories.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL305A
The Novel 1700-1900

Description: Readings in the British novel from its beginning to 1900. Examples: works by Defoe, Fielding, Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL311
Revolution and Romanticism

Description: Romantic movement in literature and its relation to political and economic revolutions in England, France, and America. Course not taught every year.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL312
LGBTQ Literature and FilmCrosslisted with WMNS 312

Description: Analysis of a variety of works by lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender writers and filmmakers. Significant literary, cultural, social, and historical issues and themes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL315A
Survey of Women's LiteratureCrosslisted with WMNS 315A

May not be offered every year.

Description: Historical survey of women's writings in English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL315B
Women in Popular CultureCrosslisted with WMNS 315B

Description: Relation between women's roles and popular images in the media, including romances, television shows, science fiction, and magazines, with attention to their historical development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL317
Literature and the EnvironmentCrosslisted with ENGL 317H

Description: Various issues, trends, and traditions concerning the literary representation of the natural environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL317H
Literature and the EnvironmentCrosslisted with ENGL 317

Description: Various issues, trends, and traditions concerning the literary representation of the natural environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL322A
Modern English Grammar

Description: Aims, methods, and results of descriptive analysis of contemporary English, with emphasis on the syntax of American English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL322B
Linguistics and Society

Description: How language is used in the media, education, and politics. Bilingualism, speech style, kinesics, pragmatics, orality and literacy, dialects, gender and applied sociolinguistics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL330
British Authors to 1800

Description: The works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL330A
Shakespeare on Screen

Description: Strategies employed in adapting the plays of William Shakespeare for film and video. Integration of critical approaches from the perspectives of cultural studies, film, literature, and theatre.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL330E
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton

Description: Three major figures of English literature: Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and John Milton. How changes in society and in the media of production (oral presentation, manuscripts, public and private stages, and print) affected each writer's sense of his audience and his craft. These writers in relation to each other: their common themes, shared sources, and awareness of - and challenges to - literary predecessors.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL331
British Authors Since 1800

Description: The works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL332
American Authors to 1900

Description: Intensive study of the works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL333
American Authors Since 1900

Description: The works of an author or small group of authors, usually in historical and biographical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL333A
Willa Cather and Her World

Description: Cather's work as an entry into the humanities, multiple texts, and their contexts. Interdisciplinary approach.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL334
American Literary Traditions

Description: American literary traditions or movements through multiple genres from a variety of theoretical, socio-historical, and cultural approaches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL340
Classical Roots of English LiteratureCrosslisted with CLAS 340

Description: Greek and Roman literary works emphasizing their influence on English and American literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL341
The Bible as Literature

Description: Introduction to the literary analysis of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures with emphasis on their influence on British and American literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL342
The QuranCrosslisted with RELG 342

Description: Examination of the Quran, the scripture of Islam.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL344
Ethnicity and FilmCrosslisted with ETHN 344

Description: Construction of ethnic identities in film and TV and the impact of such images on American culture. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL344B
Black Women AuthorsCrosslisted with ETHN 344B, WMNS 344B

Description: Representative works by Black women, composed in various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts. May not be offered every year.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL344D
Caribbean LiteratureCrosslisted with ETHN 344D

Description: History and multi-generic variety of Caribbean literature written in English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL345D
Chicana and/or Chicano LiteratureCrosslisted with ETHN 345D

Description: Introduction to literature by and about Mexican-Americans in its cultural and historical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL345N
Native American Women WritersCrosslisted with WMNS 345N, ETHN 345N

Description: Representative writings by Native American women in their social and historical contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL346
Cuban-American LiteratureCrosslisted with ETHN 346

Description: An analysis of a variety of works authored by Cuban-Americans in their historical, cultural, and literary contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL347
Humanities on the Plains

Description: Literature of the Plains in its cultural contexts, both in relation to the arts and humanities, and to religion, anthropology, history, and geography.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL349
National Cinemas

Description: Films produced in one country, seen in their aesthetic and historical context. Examples: Italian cinema since World War II, Japanese cinema, Australian cinema. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL352
Intermediate Fiction Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 252

Description: Study and practice of the writing of fiction for intermediate students with previous fiction writing experience.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 452; ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL353
Intermediate Poetry Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 253

Description: Study and practice of the writing of poetry for intermediate students with previous poetry writing experience.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 453; ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL354
Writing: Uses of Literacy

Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.

Description: Extended practice in writing through the study of literacy--situating students' own literacy histories, exploring larger public debates about literacy, and researching the relationships between language, power, identity, and authority.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

ENGL355
Editing and the Publishing Industry

Description: Instruction on the theory and practice of creative and scholarly editing and publishing in both print and digital formats.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL357
Composition Theory and Practice

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Description: Recent research on literacy development and writing processes. Extended reflection and some application of theory to students' experiences with writing instruction and their own goals as K-12 teachers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL362
Introduction to Medieval Literature

Description: Major English works, in the original language and in translation, from Beowulf to the late Middle Ages, with a focus on Chaucer.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL363
Introduction to Renaissance Literature

Description: Representative works in various genres written in England during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries which reflect major themes and intellectual trends of the Renaissance period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL364
Introduction to Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

Description: Major English writers-such as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson-seen in the literary, historical, and intellectual context of the period 1660-1800.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL365
Introduction to Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Description: Poetry and prose of the principal British authors of the Romantic and Victorian periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ENGL373
Film Theory and Criticism

Description: Study of particular film theories and methods of applied criticism for the intermediate or advanced student with previous film study experience. Weekly film screenings. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 471

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL375
Literary Studies in the Digital Age

Prerequisites: One of the following courses: ENGL 277, ENGL 278, or ENGL 279

Description: Provides an opportunity to study a literary subject in a digitally inflected environment, a space in which the methods and approaches to the material are informed and enriched by digital media and computational techniques. Topics will vary, but would include such areas as Victorian literature, African-American literature, modern poetry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Digital Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL376
Rhetoric: Argument and Society

Description: Study of rhetoric as it functions in social and political contexts.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ENGL377
Reading Theory and Practice

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Description: Recent research on literacy development and reading processes. Extended reflection and some application of theory to students' experiences with reading instruction and their own goals as K-12 teachers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL378
Theorizing the DigitalCrosslisted with HIST 378

Prerequisites: ENGL 277, ENGL 278, or ENGL 279

Description: Digital Humanities and other technologies within cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Digital Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL379
Reading Technologies from Antiquity to the Digital Age

Prerequisites: One of the following courses: ENGL 277, ENGL 278, or ENGL 279

Description: Surveys the development of reading technologies through the ages including the emergence of reading and writing in the ancient world, the proliferation of the book in the middle ages, the cultural shifts caused by the invention of movable type, and the ways in which contemporary technologies are shaping literacy practices and the future of the book.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Digital Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL380
Writing Center Theory, Practice, and ResearchCrosslisted with ENGL 380H

Description: Introduction to writing center theory and consulting practice. Students engage in research that contributes to scholarly conversations in writing center studies. Successful completion of ENGL 380 is strongly recommended for students seeking to work in the UNL Writing Center.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL380H
Writing Center Theory, Practice, and ResearchCrosslisted with ENGL 380

Description: Introduction to writing center theory and consulting practice. Students engage in research that contributes to scholarly conversations in writing center studies. Successful completion of ENGL 380 is strongly recommended for students seeking to work in the UNL Writing Center.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL381
Ancient NovelCrosslisted with CLAS 381

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: English translation of the Greek and Roman novel.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL386
Shakespeare's Dramatic ArtsCrosslisted with THEA 386

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in the Nebraska at Oxford study abroad program

Lecturers and tutors for the two courses are from Oxford University faculty and staff. Field trips and cultural excursions will supplement the course lectures and tutorials.

Description: Shakespeare and the well-known literature of England since the Middle Ages.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL387
The Environment and the French-Speaking WorldCrosslisted with FREN 387, ENVR 387, GLST 387

Description: An examination of environmental engagement in the novels, short stories, poetry, films, and music of the French-speaking world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL388
Body Language: Love, Politics, and the Self in French LiteratureCrosslisted with FREN 388, MRST 388, WMNS 388

Description: French texts from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries (drama, prose, poetry, autobiography), all of which use the body as a reference point to explore developments in gender, religion, science, and society in French literature and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL391
Learning Abroad

Description: Faculty-led study abroad course. Topics and locations of travel will vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Variable group based on topic

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENGL398
Special Topics
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ENGL399
Independent Directed Reading

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENGL399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENGL401
DramaCrosslisted with ENGL 801

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Particular historical periods or other groupings of dramas. The relation of the writers both to one another and to the aesthetic and intellectual climate of their times. Examples: drama survey, modern drama, American drama, and Shakespeare's contemporaries in drama.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL401K
LGBTQ Drama and Popular CultureCrosslisted with ENGL 801K, WMNS 401K, WMNS 801K

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Overview of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer drama and popular culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL402
PoetryCrosslisted with ENGL 802

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Epic, Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian, American, and contemporary poetry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL402L
Romantic PoetryCrosslisted with ENGL 802L

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Survey of British poetry, 1780-1835. The traditional major authors and some of the many other poets whose works were popular and influential. The social, historical, and cultural context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL403
American Short StoryCrosslisted with ENGL 803

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: The narrative genre of the short story, as represented by stories from American authors of the nineteenth century to the present day.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL405
FictionCrosslisted with ENGL 805

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or ENGL 261.

Description: Fiction, primarily novels, in particular historical periods or other groupings. The relation of the writers both to one another and to the aesthetic and intellectual climate of their time.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL405A
19th Century British NovelCrosslisted with ENGL 805A

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: The most popular and influential literary genre in the nineteenth century, the novel, through representative Romantic, Victorian, and "fin de siecle" (end of century) works.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL405B
18th Century British NovelCrosslisted with ENGL 805B

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Survey of British fiction (primarily novels), 1780-1850. Major and minor authors whose works illustrate the tastes and trends of British fiction in the early modern period. The literary, social, and cultural context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL405E
Modern FictionCrosslisted with ENGL 805E

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Key British and American novels and short stories from about 1910 to 1950. Modernism as a literary and cultural practice. Modernism's interpretation of the revolutionary changes in culture and society in the first half of the twentieth century. The relation between modernism and postmodernism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL405K
Canadian FictionCrosslisted with ENGL 805K

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Survey of modern Canadian novels and short stories from 1920 to the present plus some other genres. The historical and cultural context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL405M
American Novel ICrosslisted with ENGL 805M

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Survey of novels written by a variety of men and women of diverse backgrounds in the United States from the late eighteenth century to 1900.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL405N
American Novel IICrosslisted with ENGL 805N

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Survey of novels written by a variety of men and women of diverse backgrounds in the United States from 1900 to the present day.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL406
GenreCrosslisted with ENGL 806

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: History and theory of the concept of genre as exemplified in literary works in various forms: comedy, tragedy, and satire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL410
Studies in Literary MovementsCrosslisted with ENGL 810

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: A literary movement (national or transnational), the development of a genre, or the intellectual and historical origins of an idea, as reflected in literature. May include the literature of abolition, alternative Romanticism, literary modernism, the literature of Civil Rights, postmodernism, and/or the avant garde movement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL411
Plains LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 811

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Various forms of literature seen in the historical, cultural, and aesthetic context of the North American Great Plains.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL413
FilmCrosslisted with ENGL 813

Description: Study of specific critical and historical film theory and approaches to film history using more difficult texts (both as films and as readings) for the students, to create an intense immersion into more complex films and critical readings. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL414
Women's LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 814, WMNS 414, WMNS 814

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: A particular historical or other groups of literature by and about women, seen in their aesthetic and intellectual context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL414B
Modern and Contemporary Women WritersCrosslisted with ENGL 814B, WMNS 414B, WMNS 814B

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Selected women writers from the twentieth and twenty-first century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL417
Topics in Place Studies and Environmental HumanitiesCrosslisted with ENGL 817

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Description: The in depth analysis of a particular topic in place studies and the environmental humanities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL420
Introduction to LinguisticsCrosslisted with ENGL 820

Description: Introduction for advanced students to the history and methods of linguistics, to the theory of language, and to applications of linguistics in a variety of fields and disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL426
History of the English LanguageCrosslisted with ENGL 826

Description: Historical development of contemporary English with particular attention to its Old and Middle English background.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL427
Applications of LinguisticsCrosslisted with ENGL 827

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Practical application of the principles of linguistics. Examples: TESOL Theory and Practice, Second Language Composition Theory and Practice, Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition, Teaching of Grammar.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:ESL and Linguistics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL428
Old EnglishCrosslisted with ENGL 828

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Read and understand literary texts of the period in their historical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL430
British Authors to 1800Crosslisted with ENGL 830

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: The works of a particular major author, such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, or Milton situated within literary, historical, biographical, and critical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL430A
Shakespeare ICrosslisted with ENGL 830A

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: How performance-based strategies can help in understanding and in teaching Shakespeare's plays. The historical and contemporary stage practices, the performance history of these plays, and recent criticism that engages with the insights of both Performance Theory and Semiotics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL432
American Authors to 1900Crosslisted with ENGL 832

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: The works of a particular major author seen in a wide critical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL433
American Authors Since 1900Crosslisted with ENGL 833

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Extensive study in the works of a particular major author seen in a wide critical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL439
Film DirectorsCrosslisted with ENGL 839

Description: Intensive study of the films of one director or a small group of directors, with emphasis on an auteur approach. Weekly film screenings. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL440
Classical DramaCrosslisted with CLAS 483, CLAS 883, ENGL 840

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy in translation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL445
Ethnic LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 845, ETHN 445

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Works of writers with connections to one or more American ethnic communities, seen in their historical, intellectual, and cultural context. Survey of ethnic literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL445B
Topics in African American LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 845B, ETHN 445B

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: The study of a particular topic in African American poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL445K
Topics in African LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 845K, ETHN 445K

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Topics in African poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL445N
Topics in Native American LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 845N, ETHN 445N

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Topics in Native American poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose. Critical theory and cultural criticism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL451
Advanced Writing of Creative Nonfiction

Prerequisites: ENGL 251

Description: Advanced (workshop) course for creative writers; emphasis on memoirs, personal essays, other forms of creative nonfiction.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL452
Advanced Fiction Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 352

Description: For advanced students with previous experience in fiction writing. Longer projects in fiction writing.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL453
Advanced Poetry Writing

Prerequisites: ENGL 353

Description: For advanced students with previous experience in poetry writing.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 454

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Creative Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL454
Advanced Writing Projects

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 251, 252, 253, 254, 352, 353, 354, 376, 451, 452, or 453.

Description: Advanced writing workshop in which experienced writers develop extended projects in writing, analyze their own and other's writing processes, and read widely in genres related to their projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL459
Writing For FilmCrosslisted with ENGL 859

Description: Development of screenplays.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Film Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

ENGL462
Survey of Medieval LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 862

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: The various genres and movements of Medieval English literature and their cultural context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL462A
Ideas of Ethnicity in Medieval and Renaissance LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 862A

Description: Medieval and Renaissance literary texts that involve encounters between different religions and cultures. Readings from chronicles, romances, travel writings, debates, and epics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL463
Survey of Renaissance LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 863

Description: Extensive study of major authors and works of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries with particular attention to the development of poetic and prose literary forms and their cultural context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL464
British Literature, 1660-1800Crosslisted with ENGL 864

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Major writers and critical issues of the period. Emphasis on poetry and nonfiction prose.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL465
Nineteenth-Century British LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 865

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Poetry and prose of the Romantic and Victorian periods. Their intellectual and cultural context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL467
Literary HistoryCrosslisted with ENGL 867

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and one of the following ENGL courses: 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 215, 216, 230, 230A, 231, 242, 244, 260, or 261.

Description: Theory of literary periods and movements and the causes for change among them. Periods, movements, and readings are taken from British literature from about 1475 to about 1950.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL471
Advanced Theory

Prerequisites: Junior standing;ENGL 270, 373, or equivalent

Description: History, analysis and application of a variety of trends in literary and/or film theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL472
Digital Humanities PracticumCrosslisted with ENGL 872, HIST 472, HIST 872, ANTH 471, ANTH 871, MODL 472, MODL 872

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Provide students with real, in-depth experience in collaboratively creating digital humanities projects. Guided by faculty with expertise in a broad range of digital humanities methods and resources, students work in teams to tackle challenges proposed by UNL researchers and/or local and regional humanities organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Digital Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL475
RhetoricCrosslisted with ENGL 875

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing

May not be offered every year.

Description: Rhetoric and rhetorical theory in relation to literature, composition, and language.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL475A
Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women WritersCrosslisted with ENGL 875A, WMNS 475A, WMNS 875A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Rhetoric and rhetorical theory of women writers and speakers and its implications for literature, composition, literacy, feminist theory, and women's and gender studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL477
Advanced Topics in Digital HumanitiesCrosslisted with ENGL 877

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities provides students the opportunity to study, learn, and practice a digital humanities method in considerable depth. These courses tend to be project oriented and frequently involve collaborative work. Topics will vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Digital Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL478
Digital Archives and EditionsCrosslisted with ENGL 878

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: The shift from printed to digital texts and its implications for the humanities. Practice in digitally representing texts, archival design, and analysis of representative electronic projects dedicated to a variety of authors and genres.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Digital Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL482
Literacy Issues and CommunityCrosslisted with ENGL 882

Prerequisites: Junior standing

May include a literacy and/or writing internship in a community or workplace setting.

Description: Literacy theory and its application in school, community, and workplace environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Writing,Rhetoric,Culture

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

ENGL487
English Capstone Experience

Prerequisites: Senior standing; English and Film Studies majors only

Description: Integration and application of skills and knowledge gained in courses taken for the English major. Involves synthesis, reflection, and a substantive final writing project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ENGL489
Medieval Literature and TheologyCrosslisted with ENGL 889, RELG 489, RELG 889

Description: The relationship between significant medieval theologies and primary medieval poets and prose masters.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENGL495
Internship in English

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENGL497
Independent Directed ReadingCrosslisted with ENGL 897

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENGL498
Special TopicsCrosslisted with ENGL 898

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


English (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
Recommend a course outside of ENGL.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 2
CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1. ENGL 254 is recommended to fulfill this requirement and will also fulfill the writing sub area of the major.

CDR: Humanities
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Humanities discipline: ARAB, CLAS, CZEC, ENGL, FILM, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, HIST, JAPN, LATN, PHIL, RELG, RUSS, SPAN. Recommend a course outside ENGL.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
1hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 3
Introductory EnglishCritical
complete ENGL 200
3hr
C
ENGL 200 is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Historical Surveys
complete 1 from ENGL 230, ENGL 231, ENGL 260, ENGL 261
3hr
C

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 4
Diversity Globl Awareness

Early Literatures

ENGL 300/400 Up Level
complete Any English Course at the 300 Level
3hr
C
ENGL 300 is recommended for this term.

CDR: Social Science
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 5
TheoryCritical
The English Theory course is ideally completed in the fifth term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the sixth term of enrollment.

Recent Literatures

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.

Milestones
  1. Declare minor as required by the major.
15 HR TERM 6
English Concentration
complete either Any English Course at the 300 Level or Any English Course at the 400 Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved ENGL course at the 300 or 400 level. See ENGL major advisor to discuss concentration.

Diversity Ethnic Studies

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 7
English Concentration
complete Any English Course at the 300 Level, Any English Course at the 400 Level
6hr
C
Complete an approved ENGL course at the 300 or 400 level. See ENGL major advisor to discuss concentration.

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

CDR: Science/Math
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline with a lab: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR: Science Lab
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: BIOS, CHEM, GEOL, LIFE, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
English Capstone
complete ENGL 487
3hr
C
ENGL 487 will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

English Concentration
complete either Any English Course at the 300 Level or Any English Course at the 400 Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved ENGL course at the 300 or 400 level. See ENGL major advisor to discuss concentration.

Electives
complete Any Course
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  2. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Communicate clearly using different forms of writing to and for a variety of different audiences
  • Develop and defend evidence based arguments
  • Analyze and interpret difficult texts
  • Use various methods of literary analysis
  • Support and communicate claims using clear evidence
  • Express ideas creatively
  • Advocate for marginalized or underrepresented groups
  • Communicate confidently and appropriately with individuals of different cultures
  • Comprehend and critically evaluate complex information
  • Defend and discuss complex issues from multiple angles

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Managing Editorial Assistant, Crown Publishing, Penguin Random House - New York NY
  • Assistant Literary Agent, Emma Sweeny Agency - New York NY
  • Grant Writer, Lied Center - Lincoln NE
  • Junior Coach, College Possible - Minneapolis/St. Paul MN
  • Paralegal, Brown Immigration Law - Lincoln NE
  • Assistant Director of Business, Nebraska Alumni Asociation - Lincoln NE
  • Teaching Artist, Nebraska Writers Collective - Omaha NE
  • Digital Archivist & Photo Librarian, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission - Lincoln NE
  • English Teacher, Peace Corps - Panama
  • Quality Analysis Associate, Carlon Unlimited - New Haven CT

Internships

  • Editing Assistant, Prairie Schooner - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Cannes International Film Festival - Cannes, France
  • Editing & Production Assistant, University of Nebraska Press - Lincoln NE
  • Acquisitions Editorial Intern, University of Nebraska Press - Lincoln NE
  • Copywriting Assistant, The Minnow Project - Lincoln NE
  • Tutor, Lincoln Literacy Council - Lincoln NE
  • Communications/Marketing Intern, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Career Services - Lincoln NE
  • Student Organizing Intern, Nebraska Appleseed Center - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Olsson Associates - La Vista NE
  • Intern, Sheldon Art Gallery - Lincoln NE

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Ph.D., English, Pennsylvania State University - State College PA
  • Master's Degree, Fine Arts, Temple University - Philadelphia PA
  • Master's Degree, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign IL
  • Master's Degree Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill NC
  • Master's Degree, Library & Information Science, Indiana University - Indianapolis IN
  • Master's Degree, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan - MI
  • 3D Animation and Visual Effects program, Vancouver Film School - Vacouver, British Columbia, Canada Canada
  • Juris Doctorate, DePaul University College of Law - Chicago IL
  • Maste's Degree, Fine Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City - Kansas City MO
  • Master's Degree, Fine Arts, University of Iowa - Iowa City IA