English

English courses at Oxford offer a broad range of study, from writing to literature in its many forms.

English 185

ENGLISH 185—CRITICAL READING AND WRITING

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Principles of effective reading skills and written expression. Analysis of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and/or drama and development of successful academic arguments. This course satisfies the First-Year Writing requirements.

English 186

ENGLISH 186—CRITICAL READING AND WRITING FOR MULTILINGUAL   STUDENTS

Fall. Credit, three hours. Principles of effective reading skills and written expression. Analysis of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and/or drama and development of successful academic arguments. For students whose native language is not English. This course satisfies the First-Year Writing requirements.

English 202

ENG 202—WRITING CENTER PRACTICUM

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. Designed as a companion to first semester experience as a Writing Center tutor. Course includes reflection on tutoring experiences and practice in tutoring strategies. Included will be the history of writing centers, theoretical and pedagogical readings, and performing writing center research. Permission required prior to enrollment.

English 205

ENGLISH 205—POETRY (HAP)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: English 185. Analysis and appreciation of poetry as an art form. Primary emphasis on the critical essay. Required of English majors and minors.

English 215

ENGLISH 215—HISTORY OF DRAMA AND THEATER I (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. A general history of the theater from its origins through the eighteenth century, focusing on representative dramatic works and on the actor, staging, and audience as they have influenced the development of drama and the theater. May be taken without English 216. Required of theater studies majors. (Same as Theater 215)

English 216

ENGLISH 216—HISTORY OF DRAMA AND THEATER II (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. A general history of the theater from the eighteenth century through the twentieth century, focusing on representative dramatic works and on the actor, staging, and audience as they have influenced the development of drama and the theater. May be taken without English 215. Required of theater studies majors. (Same as Theater 216)

English 220

ENG 220—RHETORICAL STUDIES  (HAP)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Introduction to rhetoric and rhetorical analysis. Students will apply the rhetorical traditions of Ancient Greece and Rome to their own writing and speaking. Attention to the ethics of rhetorical practice. Prerequisite: First Year Writing requirement.

English 250

ENGLISH 250—SURVEY OF  AMERICAN LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (HSC)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Readings in significant American literature to 1865 with attention to cultural and historical backgrounds.

English 251

ENGLISH 251—SURVEY OF  AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1865 TO PRESENT (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Readings in significant American literature since 1865 with attention to cultural and historical backgrounds.

English 255

ENGLISH 255—SURVEY OF  ENGLISH LITERATURE TO 1660 (HSC)

Fall. Credit, three hours. Readings in significant English literature to 1660 with attention to cultural and historical backgrounds.

English 256

ENGLISH 256—SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE SINCE 1660 (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Readings in significant English literature since 1660 with attention to cultural and historical backgrounds.

English 270

ENGLISH 270—INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING (HAP)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Introductory workshop in creative writing. Normally covers two genres, most often fiction and poetry. Not designed as a sequential prerequisite for other creative writing courses. May not be repeated for credit.

English 271

ENGLISH 271—INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING (HAP)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Introductory workshop in poetry writing. Counts as a prerequisite for 300-level Creative Writing workshops but not for Advanced Fiction, Advanced Poetry, or Advanced Playwriting. May not be repeated for credit.

English 311

ENGLISH  311—SHAKESPEARE (HAP)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Selected plays from the histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances.

English 330

ENGLISH 330—ROMANTICISM (HAP)

Fall. Credit, three hours. Selected poems of Romantic poets such as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Selections from Romantic prose writers such as Hazlitt, DeQuincey, and Lamb.

English 336

ENGLISH 336—THE 19TH-CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL (HAP)

Spring. Credit, three hours. The development of the English novel from the early nineteenth century through the Victorian period, with representative works from novelists such as Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, and Conrad.

English 345

ENGLISH 345—CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE (HAP)

Fall. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: English 185. World Literature in English since 1950. Selected works may include texts on African, Caribbean, Indian, Pacific, and Canadian literatures.

English 348

ENGLISH 348—CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (HAP)

Fall. Credit, three hours. Selected works from various genres by British and/or American writers from the 1950s to the present.

English 357

ENGLISH 357—SOUTHERN LITERATURE (HAP)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Selected works of major contemporary Southern writers, including Faulkner, Wolfe, Warren, and Welty.

English 359

ENGLISH 359—AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1900 (HAP)

Fall, every two years. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: English 185 or equivalent credit. Major literary traditions of African American writers from 1900 to the present.

English 378R

ENGLISH 378R—SCREENWRITING (HAP)

Fall. Credit, four hours. A writing-intensive course in the construction and formatting of screenplays, which also broaches various aspects of preproduction planning.

English 380

ENG 380—TOPICS IN WRITING, RHETORIC, AND LITERACY (HAP OR HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Select topics or practice in rhetoric, writing, and literacy. Possible topics include writing for specific purposes, rhetorical theory, and digital literacies. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: First Year Writing requirement.

English 381R

ENGLISH 381R—TOPICS IN WOMEN’S LITERATURE (HAP)

Spring. Credit, one to four hours. Topics and perspectives vary, but may include the political novel or feminist poetics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. This course will be accepted toward a major or minor in women’s studies.

English 384R

ENGLISH  384R—CRITICISM (HAP)

Fall (alternate years). Credit, three hours. The relationship of critical theory to various literary forms. Specific material for analysis will vary in successive offerings of this course (writing course).

English 389R

ENGLISH 389R—SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE (HAP)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one to four hours. Individual literary topics and problems vary. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

English 399R

ENGLISH  399R—INDEPENDENT STUDY

Fall, Spring. Credit, one to four hours. For students desiring to pursue a specific individual project of their own design. Students must have project approved by the instructor in advance of preregistration. This course does not satisfy distribution requirements in humanities.