Department of English

http://www.uab.edu/english/

Chair: Peter J. Bellis
Director, Graduate Studies: Gale Temple
Director, Undergraduate Studies: Alison Chapman
Director, Creative Writing Program: James Braziel

Director, Freshman Composition and Developmental Program: Christopher Minnix
Director, Professional Writing: Bruce McComiskey

Director, Linguistics: David Basilico
Director, Departmental Honors: Daniel Siegel
Director, Internships: Cynthia Ryan

The Department of English offers programs of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major or minor in English. The department offers four tracks to the English major: an English major with a concentration in literature, an English major with a concentration in professional writing, an English major with a concentration in creative writing, and an English major with a concentration in linguistics. The department offers four different minors: a minor in English literature, a minor in writing, a minor in creative writing, and a minor in linguistics. The Department of English also offers courses leading to the Master of Arts degree in English. Further information about the department and its programs may be obtained from the department website (http://www.uab.edu/cas/english) or the department office; information on the graduate program may also be found in the UAB Graduate School Catalog.

English Literature

The study of English literature challenges students to develop their skills in reading, critical analysis, and written expression and also to develop a deeper appreciation of the aesthetic and historical contexts in which authors wrote.  Students may pursue a concentration in literature within the English major or a minor in literature.

Creative Writing

Students may pursue a concentration in creative writing within the English major or a minor in creative writing, taking workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing for young people; one forms class; and special topics in creative writing.

Linguistics: Interdisciplinary Program

Director: David Basilico (English)

Students interested in a concentration in linguistics within the English major or a minor in linguistics are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary program. The linguistics concentration and minor are designed for students interested in careers represented by the participating disciplines that might involve detailed knowledge of natural or artificial languages. Note that the program is not necessarily one for “people who speak a lot of languages,” but rather is intended for students interested in the structure and function of language. Students should consult the program director for advising.

Professional Writing:

Students interested in non-fiction writing for corporate and public life may pursue a concentration in professional writing within the English major or a minor in writing.

Major in English with a Concentration in Literature

Major in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

Major in English with a Concentration in Linguistics

Major in English with a Concentration in Professional Writing

 

 Major Requirements for English with a Concentration in Literature

RequirementsHours
Required Courses
EH 301Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors3
World, British & Irish, or American Literature Survey 1
Select one of the following two course sequences:6
World Literature I: Before 1660
   and World Literature II: 1660-Present
British and Irish Literature I: Before 1800
   and British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present
American Literature I: Before 1865
   and American Literature II: 1865-Present
African, African American, or African Diasporic Literature
Select one of the following:3
African-American Special Topics
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
African American Autobiography
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Literature pre-1700
Select two of the following:6
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Shakespeare
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Introduction to Old English
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
Literature 1700-1900
Select one of the following:3
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Literature post-1900
Select one of the following:3
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Twentieth Century Theater
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Modern British and European Drama
Modern American Poetry
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Women's Literature and Theory
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Harlem Renaissance
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Study of English as a Language 2
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
Special Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
The Biology of Language
History of the English Language
Special Topics in Linguistics
English Electives
Select four of the following:12
Writing in Birmingham
Introduction to Creative Writing
Interpreting Film
Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
Intermediate Writing
Advanced Composition
Editing in Professional Contexts
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
English Internship
Science Fiction
African-American Special Topics
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
English Elective: Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Professial Writing: Special Topics
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Twentieth Century Theater
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Southern Literature
The American Dream
Shakespeare
Bible as Literature
Special Topics in Linguistics
Tutoring Writing
Writing in Popular Periodicals
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Capstone Internship
Forms of Poetry
Forms of Creative Nonfiction
Modern British and European Drama
Forms of Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Young Adult Literature
World Literature
World Literature
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
English Elective: Special Topics
Creative Writing: Special Topics
Professional Writing: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Academic Writing
Teaching Creative Writing
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Ancients to the Nineteenth Century
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Archetype and Myth
Women's Literature and Theory
African American Autobiography
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Visual Rhetoric
Writing and Medicine
Discourse Analysis
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Introduction to Old English
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Special Topics in Linguistics
English Honors Research
Honors Capstone Thesis
Capstone Seminar
Individual Studies
Capstone 3
Select one of the following:3
Capstone Internship
Honors Capstone Thesis
Capstone Seminar
Total Hours42
1

Completing this requirement will automatically satisfy the Core Curriculum Area II: Literature requirement.

2

Note that students who have already completed EH 250 and EH 251 under the 2008-2009 Catalog will be credited with having met this requirement

3

EH 411 and EH 495 must be approved.  This requirement should be satisfied in the student’s final year.


  • Students majoring in English must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the major requirement.
  • Fifteen semester hours of English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • Eighteen semester hours of English courses must be at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement.

 

 Major Requirements for English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

RequirementsHours
Required Courses
EH 301Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors3
World, British, & Irish, or American Literature Survey 1
Select one of the following two course sequences:6
World Literature I: Before 1660
   and World Literature II: 1660-Present
British and Irish Literature I: Before 1800
   and British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present
American Literature I: Before 1865
   and American Literature II: 1865-Present
African, African American, or African Diasporic Literature
Select one of the following:3
African-American Special Topics
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
African American Autobiography
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Literature Pre-1700 2
Select one of the following:3
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Shakespeare
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Introduction to Old English
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
Literature 1700-1900
Select one of the following:3
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Literature Post-1900
Select one of the following:3
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Twentieth Century Theater
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Modern British and European Drama
Modern American Poetry
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Women's Literature and Theory
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Harlem Renaissance
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Study of English as a Language 3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
Special Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Special Topics in Linguistics
Beginning Creative Writing Genre Workshops 4
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Creative Writing
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing Genre Workshops
Select two of the following:6
Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Creative Writing: Special Topics
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Creative Writing Forms Class
Select one of the following:
Forms of Poetry
Forms of Creative Nonfiction
Forms of Fiction
Capstone 5
Select one of the following:3
Capstone Internship
Honors Capstone Thesis
Capstone Seminar
Total Hours39
1

Completing this requirement will automatically satisfy the Core Curriculum Area II: Literature requirement.

2

All Creative Writing students are encouraged to take EH 376, Shakespeare, or EH 476, Shakespeare.

3

Note that students who have completed EH 250 and EH 251 under the 2008-2009 catalog will be credited with having met this requirement.  

4

 Students may petition the Director of Creative Writing to allow one relevant course in English or a related discipline to count toward this requirement. Examples include, but are not limited to, EH 311, English Internship; THR 215, Playwriting I; and THR 216, Screenwriting I.

5

Both EH 411, Capstone Internship, and EH 495, Honors Capstone Thesis, must be approved. Students should complete this requirement in their final year.

  • Students majoring in English must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the major requirement.
  • Fifteen semester hours of English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • Eighteen semester hours of English courses must be at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement. 

 

 Major Requirements for English with Concentration in Linguistics

RequirementsHours
Required Courses
EH 301Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors3
EH/LING 350Introduction to Linguistics 13
World, British, & Irish or American Literature Survey 2
Select one of the following two course sequences:6
World Literature I: Before 1660
   and World Literature II: 1660-Present
British and Irish Literature I: Before 1800
   and British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present
American Literature I: Before 1865
   and American Literature II: 1865-Present
African, African American, or African Diasporic Literature
Select one of the following:3
African-American Special Topics
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
African American Autobiography
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Literature Pre-1700
Select one of the following:3
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Shakespeare
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
Literature 1700-1900
Select one of the following:3
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Literature Post-1900
Select one of the following:3
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Twentieth Century Theater
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Modern British and European Drama
Modern American Poetry
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Women's Literature and Theory
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Harlem Renaissance
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Study of English as a Language 3
Select four of the following:12
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
Special Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Special Topics in Linguistics
English Electives
Select one of the following:3
Writing in Birmingham
Introduction to Creative Writing
Interpreting Film
Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
Intermediate Writing
Advanced Composition
Editing in Professional Contexts
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Science Fiction
African-American Special Topics
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
English Elective: Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Professial Writing: Special Topics
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Twentieth Century Theater
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Southern Literature
The American Dream
Bible as Literature
Special Topics in Linguistics
Tutoring Writing
Writing in Popular Periodicals
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Capstone Internship
Forms of Poetry
Forms of Creative Nonfiction
Modern British and European Drama
Forms of Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Young Adult Literature
World Literature
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
English Elective: Special Topics
Creative Writing: Special Topics
Professional Writing: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Academic Writing
Teaching Creative Writing
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Ancients to the Nineteenth Century
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Women's Literature and Theory
African American Autobiography
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Visual Rhetoric
Writing and Medicine
Discourse Analysis
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Beowulf in Context
Introduction to Old English
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Special Topics in Linguistics
English Honors Research
Honors Capstone Thesis
Capstone Seminar
Individual Studies
Capstone 4
Select one of the following:3
Capstone Internship
Honors Capstone Thesis
Capstone Seminar
Total Hours42
1

Note that students who have already completed EH 250 and EH 251 under the 2008-2009 catalog will be credited with having met this requirement.

2

Completing this requirement will automatically satisfy the Core Curriculum Area II: Literature requirement.

3

Note that students may petition the Program Director to have one relevant, non-Linguistics course in English or another discipline count toward this requirement.

4

 EH 411 and EH 495 must be approved. This requirement should be fulfilled in the student's final year.

  • Students majoring in English must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the major requirement.
  • Fifteen semester hours of English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • Eighteen semester hours of English courses must be at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement.

 Major Requirements for English with Concentration in Professional Writing

RequirementsHours
Required Courses
EH 301Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors3
World , British & Irish, or American Literature Survey 1
Select one of the following two course sequences:6
World Literature I: Before 1660
   and World Literature II: 1660-Present
British and Irish Literature I: Before 1800
   and British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present
American Literature I: Before 1865
   and American Literature II: 1865-Present
African, African American, or African Diasporic Literature
Select one of the following:3
African-American Special Topics
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
African American Autobiography
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Literature Pre-1700
Select one of the following:3
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Shakespeare
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Introduction to Old English
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
Literature 1700-1900
Select one of the following:3
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Literature Post-1900 2
Select one of the following:3
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Twentieth Century Theater
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Modern British and European Drama
Modern American Poetry
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Women's Literature and Theory
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Harlem Renaissance
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Study of English as a Language 2
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
Special Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Special Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Writing
Select one of the following:3
Writing in Birmingham
Advanced Composition
Professional Writing 3
Select two of the following:6
Editing in Professional Contexts
Professial Writing: Special Topics
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Professional Writing: Special Topics
Academic Writing
Public Discourse 3
Select two of the following:6
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Tutoring Writing
Writing in Popular Periodicals
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Visual Rhetoric
Writing and Medicine
Discourse Analysis
Capstone 4
Select one of the following:3
Capstone Internship
Honors Capstone Thesis
Capstone Seminar
Total Hours42
1

Completing this requirement will automatically satisfy the Core Curriculum Area II: Literature requirement.

2

Note that students who have completed EH 250 and EH 251 in the 2008-2009 catalog will be credited with having met this requirement.

3

Students may petition the Director of Professional Writing to have one relevant course in English or another discipline count toward this requirement.

4

EH 411 and EH 495 must be approved. This requirement should be satisfied in the student's final year.

  • Students majoring in English must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the major requirement.
  • Fifteen semester hours of English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • Eighteen semester hours of English courses must be at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement.

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in English with a Concentration in Literature

Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Select one of the following3EH 3013
 Second course in literature sequence3
  
  
  
 3 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
African, African-American, African Diasporic Literature 13English as a Language43
Literature before 170023Literature before 1700 (not previously taken)23
Literature 1700-190033English Elective (300-400 level)3
 9 9
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Literature post 190053English Elective (300-400 level)3
English Electives (300-400 level)6Capstone63
 9 6
Total credit hours: 42

1

African, African-American or African Diasporic Literature:EH 324, EH 365, EH 366, EH 422, EH 423EH 424, EH 446, EH 467, or EH 468

2

Literature before 1700: EH 325EH 329, EH 376EH 425EH 469, EH 470, EH 471, EH 473, EH 474, EH 475, EH 476, or EH 478.

3

Literature 1700-1900:  EH 326EH 426EH 460, EH 461, EH 462, EH 463, EH 480, EH 481, EH 482, EH 483, EH 485, EH 486, or EH 487.

4

English as a Language: EH 350, EH 351, EH 352, EH 355, EH 356, EH 360, EH 392, EH 450, EH 452, EH 453, EH 454 or EH 493

5

Literature post-1900: EH 327EH 339, EH 366, EH 414, EH 416EH 427EH 431EH 442, EH 444, EH 464, EH 465, EH 468, EH 488, or EH 489.

6

Capstone: EH 411, EH 495 or EH 496. This requirement should be satisfied in the student's final year.

Please Note: EH 411 and EH 495 require approval.


Proposed Program of Study for a Major in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Literature Sequence - select one:3EH 3013
 Literature Sequence (select second course of fall sequence)3
  
  
  
 3 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
African, African-Amerian or African-Diasporic Litearature13Literature 1700-190033
Literature pre-170023English as a Language43
Begining Workshop select one:3Beginning Creative Writing Workshop (Select One):3
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 9 9
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Literature post-190053Advanced Creative Writing Workshop3
One Advanced Creative Writing Workshop3 
  
  
  
  
  
  
Creative Writing Forms Class (Select One):3 
  
 Capstone63
  
 9 6
Total credit hours: 42

 

1

African, African-American or African Diasporic Literature:EH 324, EH 365, EH 366, EH 422, EH 423EH 424, EH 446, EH 467, or EH 468

2

Literature before 1700: EH 325EH 329, EH 376EH 425EH 469, EH 470, EH 471, EH 473, EH 474, EH 475, EH 476, or EH 478.

3

Literature 1700-1900:  EH 326EH 426EH 460, EH 461, EH 462, EH 463, EH 480, EH 481, EH 482, EH 483, EH 485, EH 486, or EH 487.

4

English as a Language: EH 350, EH 351, EH 352, EH 355, EH 356, EH 360, EH 392, EH 450, EH 452, EH 453, EH 454 or EH 493

5

Literature post-1900: EH 327EH 339, EH 366, EH 414, EH 416EH 427EH 431EH 442, EH 444, EH 464, EH 465, EH 468, EH 488, or EH 489.

6

Capstone: EH 411, EH 495 or EH 496. This requirement should be satisfied in the student's final year.

Please Note:  EH 411 and EH 495 require approval.

 

 

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in English with a Concentration in Linguistics

Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Literature Sequence (Select One):3EH 3013
 EH 3503
 Literature Sequence (Select second sequence from fall):3
  
  
  
 3 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
African, African-American or African-Diasporic Literature13Literature 1700-190033
Literature pre-170023Literature post 190063
 English as a Language43
 6 9
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Linguistics Electives (Select Two):6Linguistics Elective (not taken previously)3
  
  
  
  
  
  
English Elective (300-400 level)3Capstone63
 9 6
Total credit hours: 42

 

1

African, African-American or African Diasporic Literature:EH 324, EH 365, EH 366, EH 422, EH 423EH 424, EH 446, EH 467, or EH 468

2

Literature before 1700: EH 325EH 329, EH 376EH 425EH 469, EH 470, EH 471, EH 473, EH 474, EH 475, EH 476, or EH 478.

3

Literature 1700-1900:  EH 326EH 426EH 460, EH 461, EH 462, EH 463, EH 480, EH 481, EH 482, EH 483, EH 485, EH 486, or EH 487.

4

English as a Language: EH 350, EH 351, EH 352, EH 355, EH 356, EH 360, EH 392, EH 450, EH 452, EH 453, EH 454 or EH 493

5

Literature post-1900: EH 327EH 339, EH 366, EH 414, EH 416EH 427EH 431EH 442, EH 444, EH 464, EH 465, EH 468, EH 488, or EH 489.

6

Capstone: EH 411, EH 495 or EH 496. This requirement should be satisfied in the student's final year.

Please Note:  EH 411 and EH 495 require approval.

 

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in English with a Concentration in Professional Writing

Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Literature Sequence (Select One):3EH 203 or 3033
 EH 3013
 Literature Sequence (Select second course from fall):3
  
  
  
 3 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
African, African-American or African Diasporic Literature13English as a Language43
Literature pre-170023Public Discourse (Select One)3
Professional Writing (Select One):3 
  
  
  
  
  
EH 492
 
EH 492
 
 9 6
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Literature 1700-190033Public Discourse (Not previously taken)3
Literature post-190053 
Professional Writing (Not previously taken):3 
  
  
  
 
EH 492
 
 Capstone63
EH 492
  
 9 6
Total credit hours: 42

 

1

African, African-American or African Diasporic Literature:EH 324, EH 365, EH 366, EH 422, EH 423EH 424, EH 446, EH 467, or EH 468

2

Literature before 1700: EH 325EH 329, EH 376EH 425EH 469, EH 470, EH 471, EH 473, EH 474, EH 475, EH 476, or EH 478.

3

Literature 1700-1900:  EH 326EH 426EH 460, EH 461, EH 462, EH 463, EH 480, EH 481, EH 482, EH 483, EH 485, EH 486, or EH 487.

4

English as a Language: EH 350, EH 351, EH 352, EH 355, EH 356, EH 360, EH 392, EH 450, EH 452, EH 453, EH 454 or EH 493

5

Literature post-1900: EH 327EH 339, EH 366, EH 414, EH 416EH 427EH 431EH 442, EH 444, EH 464, EH 465, EH 468, EH 488, or EH 489.

6

Capstone: EH 411, EH 495 or EH 496. This requirement should be satisfied in the student's final year.

Please Note: EH 411 and EH 495 require approval.

 

 

Minor in English Literature

Minor in Writing

Minor in Creative Writing

Minor in Linguistics

 Minor Requirements for English Literature

RequirementsHours
Required Courses 1
EH 301Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors3
Literature Pre-1700
Select one of the following:3
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Shakespeare
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Introduction to Old English
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
Literature 1700-1900
Select one of the following:3
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Literature Post-1900
Select one of the following:3
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Twentieth Century Theater
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Modern British and European Drama
Modern American Poetry
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Women's Literature and Theory
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Harlem Renaissance
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
English Electives 2
Select two of the following:6
Writing in Birmingham
Introduction to Creative Writing
Interpreting Film
Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
Intermediate Writing
Advanced Composition
Editing in Professional Contexts
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Science Fiction
African-American Special Topics
Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
English Elective: Special Topics
Literature of the Vikings
Twentieth Century Theater
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
Southern Literature
The American Dream
Shakespeare
Bible as Literature
Special Topics in Linguistics
Tutoring Writing
Writing in Popular Periodicals
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Capstone Internship
Forms of Poetry
Forms of Creative Nonfiction
Modern British and European Drama
Forms of Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Young Adult Literature
World Literature
World Literature
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics
1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics
Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics
English Elective: Special Topics
Creative Writing: Special Topics
Professional Writing: Special Topics
Special Topics in Film
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Academic Writing
Teaching Creative Writing
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Ancients to the Nineteenth Century
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Archetype and Myth
Women's Literature and Theory
African American Autobiography
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Visual Rhetoric
Writing and Medicine
Discourse Analysis
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Introduction to Old English
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Milton
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Special Topics in Linguistics
English Honors Research
Honors Capstone Thesis
Capstone Seminar
Individual Studies
Total Hours18
1

Required except where already taken as part of a concentration in PW, CW, or Ling 

2

Students may not use EH 311 to satisfy this requirement. Only three hours may be satisfied by a Creative Writing course (EH 305, EH 306, EH 307, EH 308, EH 309, EH 310, EH 405, EH 406, EH 407, EH 408, EH 409, EH 410, EH 412, EH 413EH 415EH 436 or EH 437).

  • Students minoring in English Literature must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the minor.
  • English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • At least nine of the eighteen hours required for the minor must be taken at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement.

 

 Minor Requirements for Writing

RequirementsHours
Advanced Writing
Select two of the following:6
Writing in Birmingham
Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors
Advanced Composition
Professional Writing/Public Discourse
Select one or two of the following (Professional Writing):9
Editing in Professional Contexts
English Internship
Professial Writing: Special Topics
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Capstone Internship
Professional Writing: Special Topics
Academic Writing
Select one or two of the following (Public Discourse):
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Tutoring Writing
Writing in Popular Periodicals
Public Discourse: Special Topics
Visual Rhetoric
Writing and Medicine
Discourse Analysis
Writing Electives 1
Select one of the following:3
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
Special Topics in Linguistics
Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Advanced Grammar
Generative Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Total Hours18
  • Students minoring in Writing must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the minor.
  • English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • At least nine of the eighteen hours required for the minor must be taken at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement.

 

 Minor Requirements for Creative Writing

RequirementsHours
Creative Writing Workshops
Select three of the following:9
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Advanced Creative Writing Workshops
Select two of the following:6
Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Forms of Fiction
Creative Writing: Special Topics
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Creative Writing Elective
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop
English Internship
Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Forms of Poetry
Forms of Creative Nonfiction
Forms of Fiction
Creative Writing: Special Topics
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Total Hours18
  • Students minoring in Creative Writing must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the minor.
  • English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • At least six of the eighteen hours required for the minor must be taken at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement.

 

 Minor Requirements for Linguistics

RequirementsHours
Required Courses
EH/LING 350Introduction to Linguistics3
EH/LING 451Generative Grammar3
General Linguistics 1
Select two of the following:6
Structure of English
Phonology
Advanced Grammar
History of the English Language
Special Topics in Linguistics
Special Problems in Linguistics
Special Problems in Linguistics
Linguistics Electives 2, 36
Select two of the following:
Structure of English
The Structure of English Words
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Phonology
Special Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Grammar
Grammar and Usage for English Teachers
History of the English Language
The Biology of Language
Special Topics in Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Special Problems in Linguistics
Special Problems in Linguistics
Total Hours18
1

Must be approved:  LING 493/EH 493, LING 494/ANTH 494 & LING 495/ANTH 495

2

Must be approved:  LING 393/EH 393, LING 493/EH 493, LING 494/ANTH 494 & LING 495/ANTH 495.

3

Students may petition the Program Director to have one relevant non-Linguistics course in English or another discipline that does not appear on this list count toward this requirement.

  • Students minoring in Linguistics must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses applied toward the minor.
  • English courses at the 300 and 400 levels must be taken at UAB.
  • At least nine of the eighteen hours required for the minor must be taken at the 400 level.
  • A single course may not count toward more than one departmental requirement.

Honors in English

Purpose

The English Honors program is designed for outstanding English majors. In their senior year, qualified students write a Senior Thesis under the supervision of an Honors Thesis Committee.

Benefits

Benefits of participating in the Honors Program in English include individual mentoring by exceptional faculty and useful practice in undertaking extended work in the area of English, American, African American, and world literatures; creative writing; linguistics; or professional writing and rhetoric. Writing the thesis gives students the chance to work one-on-one with outstanding research faculty in all fields of English study. Our honors students thus gain valuable writing and critical experience, personalized writing instruction, and the opportunity to acquire especially strong letters of recommendation from committee members. Students completing the program are recognized at the English Department Awards Reception and will graduate from UAB "With Honors in English" at their UAB commencement.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Honors Program in English, a student must be enrolled as a UAB English major, have earned a 3.5 GPA in English courses taken and a 3.0 GPA overall, and have completed EH 301 Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors.

Requirements

Qualified students electing to enter and complete the Honors Program in English must do the following:

  • Submit a completed English Honors Program application form to the Director of Departmental Honors for approval. Students must secure permission of the Director in order to enter the English Honors Program.
  • Select a member of the English graduate faculty to serve as a faculty mentor and one other member of the English graduate faculty to serve with that mentor and the Director on the Honors Thesis Committee.
  • Fill out a Senior Thesis Committee Form and give it to the Director for approval.
  • Enroll in EH 494 English Honors Research and EH 495 Honors Capstone Thesis in consecutive terms.
  • During EH 494 English Honors Research, write a thesis proposal and have it approved by the Honors Thesis Committee. Once approved, a copy of the proposal should be given to the Director.
  • During EH 495 Honors Capstone Thesis, write the thesis under the committee’s guidance.
  • Obtain final approval of the senior thesis from all members of the Honors Thesis Committee.
  • Complete a final, one-hour public defense of the thesis.
  • Students who earn an A in EH 495 will graduate with Departmental Honors. Students who earn a B or C will not graduate with Departmental Honors but will still fulfill the capstone requirement.

Contact

Program descriptions are available from the department website (www.uab.edu/cas/english) or the department office.

Internships in English

The English Department, in cooperation with university-wide and off-campus partners, offers its majors and minors internship experiences that enhance their attractiveness to prospective employers. Many internships have resulted in part-time or full-time employment after the semester has concluded. Within the English department, opportunities include assisting the editors of PMS: poemmemoirstory and  Birmingham Poetry Review. Students also intern in other parts of the university; past collaborations have included the School of Education and UAB Health Systems Marketing. Organizations within the Birmingham community specializing in magazine and book publishing, non-profit fund raising, and business communications round out possibilities for acquiring the practical experience that will enhance students' resumes while helping them to build a professional portfolio demonstrating their knowledge and skills.

English majors interested in internships should meet with Dr. Cynthia Ryan, Director of Internships, to discuss eligibility requirements and available internship opportunities. Students accepted for internships enroll in either EH 311 or EH 411EH 311 requirements include at least the following: performance of 10-15 hours of research or publications activities per week, as defined by the on-site supervisor, completion of journal entries that draw on the intern's experiences, and completion of a written report addressing an aspect of the internship approved by Dr. Ryan in consultation with the student. On-site supervisors also provide written evaluations of interns, feedback that can assist students as they pursue careers following graduation. EH 411 satisfies the Capstone requirement for the major and involves more academic work, including more extensive journal assignments, regular meetings with the Director and other EH 411 students, participation in discussion sessions with scheduled speakers, and a final professional portfolio and exit interview. Students who wish to enroll in EH 411 should be late-term juniors or seniors. Internships are graded classes, and final grades are based on the student's work ethic and written work and are determined by the Director in consultation with the student's on-site internship supervisor.

Eligibility and Procedures

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for an English internship:

  • Must be enrolled full-time as English majors or minors at UAB
  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for an off-campus internship or an on-campus research internship, and a 2.5 overall GPA or higher for a publications Internship
  • Must have at least junior standing or the equivalent course credits
  • Must be approved for the internship by the Director of Internships
  • Must be able to work the required number of hours (10-15) to fulfill commitments to the employer
  • If awarded an internship, must enroll in EH 311 or EH 411 for the internship semester and—under the supervision of the Internship Director—must fulfill all requirements for that course.

Students who qualify for English internships should follow these procedures:

  • Make an appointment with the Director of Internships, Dr. Cynthia Ryan, at the beginning of the semester prior to the semester in which you hope to hold an internship.
  • Following the meeting, complete the Internship Application Form, available from the Director of Internships or from 
    http://www.uab.edu/cas/english/undergraduate-studies/internships-in-english
  • Stay in contact with the Internship Director for information about scheduling interviews with potential employers and prepare -- with the assistance of the Internship Director -- for interviews.
  • Once accepted by the on-site supervisor for an internship, contact the Internship Director to enroll in EH 311 or EH 411.

Questions:

For more information about the Internship program in English, contact Dr. Cynthia Ryan at cynryan@uab.edu. HB211, (205) 934-8600.

EH-English Courses

EH 091. Introduction to College English. 5 Hours.

Focuses on connections between reading and writing, especially as they relate to a writer's purpose and development of academic writing. Includes review of grammar, punctuation, and usage, with emphasis on editing skills and writing effective paragraphs and expository essays. Required for students who score below 20 on the English or Reading portions of the ACT test. Prepares students for EH 101; may not be used for fulfillment of any degree requirement.

EH 101. English Composition I. 3 Hours.

Process and final product of expository and analytical essays. Research and documentation required on most essays. Students must receive grade of C or higher in EH 101 and 102 to complete Core Curriculum requirement in English language. (Also see CLEP exminations and AP examinations.).
Prerequisites: EH 091 [Min Grade: C] or (A01 20 and A03 20) or S01 480 or (EHWS 29 and EHRS 18)

EH 102. English Composition II. 3 Hours.

Process and final product of argumentative essays. Research and documentation required on most essays. Students must receive grade of C or higher in EH 101 or EH 102 to complete Core Curriculum requirement in English Language. (Also see CLEP examinations and AP examinations.).
Prerequisites: EH 101 [Min Grade: C]

EH 105. Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop. 1 Hour.

Introductory course in creative writing for high school students with demonstrated creative writing abilities.

EH 202. English Composition II for Science and Technology Honors Student. 3 Hours.

EH 202/STH 202 will be paired with EH 102/STH 102, enrolling students from the Science and Technology Honors Program who have already completed (or received credit for) EH 102. In addition to covering material required for all sections of EH 102, this course introduces students to the specific rhetorical elements of scientific and technical discourse. Students enrolled in EH 202/STH 202 will complete the same reading and writing assignment as those required of EH 102/STH 102 students. In traditional EH 102 courses and that covered in the focused EH 102/ STH 102 course.
Prerequisites: EH 101 [Min Grade: C]

EH 203. Writing in Birmingham. 3 Hours.

Improvement of skills for public writing, using Birmingham as geographical, historical, and institutional context. Emphasis on issues related to Birmingham's past and present, including the ethics and civic responsibilities of Birmingham residents. Ethics and Civic Responsibility and Writing are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 205. Introduction to Creative Writing. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the writing of fiction, poetry, and the creative essay. Emphasis on fundamentals of writing creatively, with students producing original work in each of the three genres.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 210. Interpreting Film. 3 Hours.

Introduction to critical analysis of the language of film, surveying concerns in contemporary film theory, including narrative, authorship, genre, the cinematic apparatus, race, gender, and spectatorship.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 214. Introduction to Literature: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 216. Introduction to Literature. 3 Hours.

Short stories, novellas, poems, and plays from variety of historical periods and cultures. Emphasis on techniques of each genre. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 217. World Literature I: Before 1660. 3 Hours.

World literature before 1660. Emphasis on writing and literary analysis. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 218. World Literature II: 1660-Present. 3 Hours.

World literature since 1660. Emphasis on writing and literary analysis. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 221. British and Irish Literature I: Before 1800. 3 Hours.

British/Irish literature from Anglo-Saxon period to end of eighteenth century with emphasis on writing and literary analysis. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 222. British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present. 3 Hours.

British/Irish literature from end of eighteenth century into twentieth century with emphasis on writing and literary analysis. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 223. American Literature I: Before 1865. 3 Hours.

American literature from 1620 to 1865 with emphasis on writing and literary analysis. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 224. American Literature II: 1865-Present. 3 Hours.

American literature 1865 to present with emphasis on writing and literary analysis. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 241. Literature of the Supernatural. 3 Hours.

Critical examination and historical survey of fairy tale, ghost story, wonder tale, and gothic narrative.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 242. Greek and Roman Mythology. 3 Hours.

Introduction to classical myths; emphasis on influence of mythology in Western literature.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 300. Engineering Communication. 2 Hours.

Introduces engineering students to the theory and practice of communicating effectively in various organizational contexts. Subjects covered include managing and producing professional reports, proposals, and feasibility studies; communicating ethically in the workplace; and presenting ideas to multiple audiences in written and oral formats. Required for most undergraduate engineering majors.
Prerequisites: (EGR 110 [Min Grade: C] and EGR 111 [Min Grade: C]) or EGR 200 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 100 [Min Grade: C] and EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 301. Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors. 3 Hours.

Designed to improve skills for critical writing about literary texts. Strong emphasis on analytical thinking and on the ethics of argumentation. Required for English majors; recommended prior to taking 400-level courses. Writing, Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 302. Intermediate Writing. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for non-English majors who wish to improve the quality of their writing.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 303. Advanced Composition. 3 Hours.

Improvement of skills for academic and public writing, focusing on analysis and critique. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 304. Editing in Professional Contexts. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of editorial/rhetorical concerns throughout writing process, particularly as related to professional contexts. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 305. Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals for beginners; emphasis on techniques and style through readings and student's own writing.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 306. Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals for beginners; emphasis on techniques and style through readings and student's own writing.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 307. Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals for beginners; emphasis on techniques and style through readings and student's own writing.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 308. Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals for beginners; emphasis on techniques and style through readings and student's own writing.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 309. Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals for beginners; emphasis on techniques and style through readings and student's own writing.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 310. Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals for beginners; emphasis on techniques and style through readings and student's own writing.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 311. English Internship. 3 Hours.

On-campus and off-campus training positions in fields utilizing language and writing skills, with some positions offering external funding. Students should contact the Director of Internships to discuss available positions and application procedures. May be counted as elective only in professional writing concentration and writing minor with approval of the Undergraduate Director.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 318. Science Fiction. 3 Hours.

Modern science fiction, including novels and short stories by Asimov, Heinlein, LeGuin, and others.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 324. African-American Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See Class Schedule for Topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 325. Pre-1700 Lit Special Topics. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 326. 1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 327. Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See Class Schedule for Topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 328. English Elective: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 329. Literature of the Vikings. 3 Hours.

Old Norse mythology, poetry, and sagas in translation. Background for Beowulf.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 330. Professional Writing: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See course catalog for topic. Can count as a Professional Writing class in the Professional Writing concentration or in the minor in Writing.

EH 332. Public Discourse: Spec Topics. 3 Hours.

See course catalog for topics. Counts as a Public Discourse class in the Professional Writing concentration and in the minor in Writing.

EH 339. Twentieth Century Theater. 3 Hours.

Study of major works in 20th century drama.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 350. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the scientific study of language with a main focus on principles underlying phonology morphology, syntax and semantics. Relationship between language and society, psycholingustics and language typology may also be addressed.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 351. Structure of English. 3 Hours.

Description and analysis of present-day English grammar with particular attention paid to the structure of phrases, clauses and sentences, including parts of speech, coordination, subordination, tense, aspect, voice, grammatical functions, agreement and clause types.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 352. The Structure of English Words. 3 Hours.

Introduction to English vocabularyelements and word formation, including topics in history of English and sound patterns as these topics relate to word formation. Does not count as literature for Core Curriculum requirement.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 355. Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 3 Hours.

Social factors that play role in language usage and learning; emphasis on American English.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 356. Semantics. 3 Hours.

Meaning in language with reference to questions of synonymy, ambiguity, and language use.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 360. Phonology. 3 Hours.

Sound patterning of languages.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 365. African American Literature, 1746-1954. 3 Hours.

Cultural values from colonial writer Lucy Terry, through slavery and emancipation, to Ralph Ellison and writers of early 1950s. Emphasis on role of diversity and how historical issues of race relate to modern contexts. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 366. African American Literature, 1954-Present. 3 Hours.

Cultural values from James Baldwin in 1950s, through black nationalist, civil rights, and black feminist movements, to contemporary writers such as Ishmael Reed, Charles Johnson, and Toni Morrison. Emphasis on role of diversity and how historical issues of race relate to modern contexts. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 367. Southern Literature. 3 Hours.

Literature of American South: Faulkner, Jefferson, Douglass, Chopin, O'Connor, and others.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 369. The American Dream. 3 Hours.

Literature expressing values and ideals of American people from Hawthorne and Thoreau to Richard Wright and Adrienne Rich.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 376. Shakespeare. 3 Hours.

Five or six plays: one history, one comedy, three major tragedies. Intensive study of two or more tragedies.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 389. Bible as Literature. 3 Hours.

Literary themes and styles of Old and New Testaments.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224

EH 393. Special Topics in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

EH 401. Tutoring Writing. 3 Hours.

Improvement of writing skills through understanding theories of tutoring. Preparation of future teachers for tutor training and writing center development. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 402. Writing in Popular Periodicals. 3 Hours.

Current theory regarding production, distribution, and consumption of popular periodicals, with extensive practice contributing to these sources. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 403. Business Writing. 3 Hours.

Advanced writing course focusing on writing clearly and ethically in professional business contexts, with particular emphasis on memos, letters, resumes, and reports. Writing, Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 404. Technical Writing. 3 Hours.

Advanced writing concentrating on short informal and long formal reports. Quantitative literacy is a significant component of the course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 405. Poetry Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Intermediate work in poetry through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 305 [Min Grade: C] or EH 306 [Min Grade: C]

EH 406. Poetry Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Intermediate work in poetry through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 305 [Min Grade: C] or EH 306 [Min Grade: C]

EH 407. Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Intermediate work in creative nonfiction through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 307 [Min Grade: C] or EH 308 [Min Grade: C]

EH 408. Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Intermediate work in creative nonfiction through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 307 [Min Grade: C] or EH 308 [Min Grade: C]

EH 409. Fiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Intermediate work in prose fiction through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 309 [Min Grade: C] or EH 310 [Min Grade: C]

EH 410. Fiction Writing Workshop. 3 Hours.

Intermediate work in prose fiction through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 309 [Min Grade: C] or EH 310 [Min Grade: C]

EH 411. Capstone Internship. 3 Hours.

This course is available to qualified English majors who wish to apply their knowledge and skills to a work setting. Students will fulfill the requirements for a university capstone course by reflecting on the applicability of disciplinary knowledge to internship responsibilities. Students should contact the Director of Internships to discuss available positions and application procedures.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 412. Forms of Poetry. 3 Hours.

Study of prosody and works of major formalist poets. Includes writing poems in received forms and modes and critiquing those in workshop setting.
Prerequisites: EH 405 [Min Grade: C] or EH 406 [Min Grade: C]

EH 413. Forms of Creative Nonfiction. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of one or more major nonfiction forms such as memoir, essay, or literary journalism. Includes writing nonfiction forms and critiquing them in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: EH 407 [Min Grade: C] or EH 408 [Min Grade: C] or EH 409 [Min Grade: C] or EH 410 [Min Grade: C]

EH 414. Modern British and European Drama. 3 Hours.

Techniques and problems of modern European drama: Ibsen, Shaw, Chekhov, Synge, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, and others.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C]EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 415. Forms of Fiction. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of one or more aspects of fiction. Includes writing and critique in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: EH 407 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or EH 408 [Min Grade: C] or EH 409 [Min Grade: C] or EH 410 [Min Grade: C]

EH 416. Modern American Poetry. 3 Hours.

Selections from Frost, Stein, Stevens, Pound, Eliot, Williams, Doolittle, Jeffers, Moore, McKay, Loy, Toomer, Crane, Hughes, and others.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 419. Young Adult Literature. 3 Hours.

Close reading of young adult literature and study of its form and history, its assumptions about adolescent psychology, and its literary relationship to the traditional canon.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 420. World Literature. 3 Hours.

Selections in translation from Greek, Roman, and Hebrew classics, other literature, and oral tradition.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 421. World Literature. 3 Hours.

Selections in translation from European, African, and South American writers.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 422. African Literature. 3 Hours.

Selected novels, short stories, autobiographies, folk tales, drama, essays, films, songs from pre-colonial Africa to the present, including works by Emecheta, wa Thiongo'o, Head, Achebe, Ba, Armah, Laye, Salih, Soyinka, and Abrahams.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 423. African Women's Literature. 3 Hours.

Writing in all genres by African women from pre-colonial Africa to the present.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C]

EH 424. African-American Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See Class Schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 425. Pre-1700 Literature Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See Class Schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 426. 1700-1900 Literature: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See Class Schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 427. Post 1900 Literature: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 428. English Elective: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 429. Creative Writing: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: EH 305 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or EH 306 [Min Grade: C] or EH 307 [Min Grade: C] or EH 308 [Min Grade: C] or EH 309 [Min Grade: C] or EH 310 [Min Grade: C]

EH 430. Professional Writing: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See course schedule for topics. Counts as Professional Writing in the English major concentration in Professional Writing and in the English minor in Writing.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 431. Special Topics in Film. 3 Hours.

In-depth study of a specialized topic in film, for example, a particular national cinema, one or more directors, a development in film history or genre, or issues in visual representation.
Prerequisites: EH 210 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 432. Public Discourse: Special Topics. 3 Hours.

See course schedule for topics. Counts as Public Discourse in the English major concentration in Professional Writing and the English minor in Writing.

EH 433. Academic Writing. 3 Hours.

Introduction for students in all disciplines, to the processes of scholarly inquiry and the most common genres of academic writing , including critiques, bibliographies, proposals, conference presentations, and articles. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 435. Teaching Creative Writing. 3 Hours.

Examines current theory and practice in teaching creative writing particularly in secondary schools and introductory college-level classes.
Prerequisites: EH 216 [Min Grade: C] or EH 217 [Min Grade: C] or EH 218 [Min Grade: C] or EH 221 [Min Grade: C] or EH 222 [Min Grade: C] or EH 223 [Min Grade: C] or EH 224 [Min Grade: C]

EH 436. Workshop in Writing for Young People. 3 Hours.

Intermediate workshop in writing for young people through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 307 [Min Grade: C] or EH 308 [Min Grade: C] or EH 309 [Min Grade: C] or EH 310 [Min Grade: C]

EH 437. Workshop in Writing for Young People. 3 Hours.

Intermediate workshop in writing for young people through critique of student writing.
Prerequisites: EH 307 [Min Grade: C] or EH 308 [Min Grade: C] or EH 309 [Min Grade: C] or EH 310 [Min Grade: C]

EH 441. Literary Theory and Criticism, the Ancients to the Nineteenth Century. 3 Hours.

Introduction to theories of art and literary production in the contexts of aesthetics and culture from Plato to the end of the nineteenth century.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 442. Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present. 3 Hours.

Introduction to theories of art and literary production in the contexts of aesthetics and culture from Russian formalism to the present.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 443. Archetype and Myth. 3 Hours.

Recurring images, underlying patterns, and shapes-of-meaning in poetry, fiction, and fairy tales.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 444. Women's Literature and Theory. 3 Hours.

Literary works and theoretical perspectives of Angelou, Chopin, Hong, Kingston, Hurston, Walker, Woolf, Plath, and others.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 446. African American Autobiography. 3 Hours.

Personal narratives by African Americans, including texts by Wheatley, Douglass, Jacobs, Wilson, DuBois, Johnson, Hurston, Hughes, Wright, Baldwin, Angelou, and Moody.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 447. African American Dramatic Tradition. 3 Hours.

Development of African American dramatic tradition from the nineteenth century through the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts movement to contemporary postmodernism, including Brown, Hurston, Baraka, and Wilson.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 448. African American Poetry Tradition. 3 Hours.

Development of African American poetry from its early works to the present, including Wheatley, Dunbar, Hughes, Brooks, and Angelou.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 450. Advanced Grammar. 3 Hours.

Present-day English grammar.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C]

EH 451. Generative Grammar. 3 Hours.

Introduction to Chomskian linguistc theory. Knowing a language involves knowing an intricate set of rules; this course gives one approach to modeling this linguistic knowledge.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C]

EH 452. Grammar and Usage for English Teachers. 3 Hours.

Overview of English grammer and usage, focusing on those topics that are presented in the classroom. Topcis will include the difference between prescriptive and descriptive grammar, parts of speech, types of verbs, grammatical functions, agreements, sentence structure, tense, aspect, voice finite clauses, nonfinite clauses, clause types, Focus also on Reed-Kellogg sentence diagramming.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C]

EH 453. History of the English Language. 3 Hours.

Overview of languageevolution from Proto-Indo-European to modern English dialects, including phonological shifts, dialectial distinctions, language familes and orthographical and syntactical changes.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 454. The Biology of Language. 3 Hours.

Vocal tract and neuroanatomical specializations for language, language acquisition, genetic language disorders, language and other primates, and evolution of language.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C]

EH 456. Visual Rhetoric. 3 Hours.

Analysis of the rhetorical characteristics of texts that incorporate both images and words in order to persuade audiences. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 457. Writing and Medicine. 3 Hours.

This course examines how the realm of medical knowledge and practice is written or constructed according to particular social and ethical values. Overarching institutional assumptions and norms as well as specific texts and practices will be considered in our study of medical discourse. Writing, Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 459. Discourse Analysis. 3 Hours.

Advanced practice in the analysis and writing of public discourse, with emphasis on the social politics of linguistic choices. Writing is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 460. American Women Writers Before 1900. 3 Hours.

Survey of American women's writing before 1900.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 461. American Literature, 1620 - 1820. 3 Hours.

Representative American writing from colonial period to Washington Irving.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 462. American Literature, 1820 - 1870. 3 Hours.

Representative writers such as Alcott, Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Fuller, Fern, Harper, Thoreau, Jacobs, Whitman, Stowe, and Dickinson.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 463. American Literature, 1870 - 1914. 3 Hours.

Realism and naturalism: Twain, James, Howells, Crane, Jewett, Wharton, Dreiser, Norris, and Chopin, among others.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 464. American Literature, 1914 - 1945. 3 Hours.

Selected fiction, poetry, and drama of major American writers such as Eliot, Faulkner, Hemingway, Hurston, O'Neill, and Wright.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 465. American Literature, 1945-Present. 3 Hours.

Selected fiction, poetry, and drama in context of post-war cultural trends and literary movements.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 466. The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions. 3 Hours.

Genre of slave narrative, its critical theories, and its nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary expressions. Includes Equiano, Jacobs, Wilson, Douglass, DuBois, Wright, Angelou, and Morrison.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 467. Black Women Writers. 3 Hours.

Evolution of Afrocentric feminist consciousness through early and contemporary writings including works by Aiddo, Conde, Cooper, Chase-Riboud, Marshall, Morrison and Naylor.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 468. The Harlem Renaissance. 3 Hours.

Black writers during Harlem Renaissance movement. Includes Johnson, Toomer, Murray, Larsen, McKay, Thurman, Reed, and Morrison.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 469. Medieval Culture: Literature and Society. 3 Hours.

Exploration through art, literature, and history of dominant themes of Middle Ages, from Germans to Dante and Chaucer.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 470. Arthurian Legend. 3 Hours.

King Arthur and his knights in literature from sixth-century history and formulation of legend in Middle Ages to its use in twentieth century.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 471. Beowulf in Context. 3 Hours.

Beowulf and various texts that bear upon it (including modern literary and film adaptations), as well as a close study of the Norse analogues of the Old English epic. All texts in Modern English translation. Not appropriate for those who have taken EH 649.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 472. Introduction to Old English. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the language and literature of early medieval England (pre-1100), culminating in analyses of The Dream of the Rood and The Battle of Maldon in the original alliterative verse.

EH 473. Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury. 3 Hours.

Selections from Canterbury Tales and Chaucer's fourteenth-century milieu.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 474. English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare). 3 Hours.

Plays by Marlowe, Kyd, Jonson, Tourneur, Webster, Middleton, and Ford.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 475. English Renaissance Poetry and Prose. 3 Hours.

Topics vary. Broad survey of period or close analysis of genre, theme, or author.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 476. Shakespeare. 3 Hours.

Study of several major plays.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 478. Milton. 3 Hours.

Selected prose and poetry, including Paradise Lost.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 480. The Restoration. 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary exploration of selected poems, plays, and essays by Restoration authors. Authors and topics vary.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 481. The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary exploration of texts that focuses on social, economic, and political backgrounds. Topics and authors vary.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 482. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary exploration of selected texts by 18th-century authors that focuses on their formal and philosophical contexts. Authors and topics vary.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 483. British Romanticism. 3 Hours.

Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Hazlitt, Lamb, and DeQuincy.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 485. British Victorian Poetry. 3 Hours.

Selected works by Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and others.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 486. Eighteenth-Century British Novel. 3 Hours.

Selected works by Fielding, Defoe, Sterne, Smollet, Richardson.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 487. Nineteenth-Century British Novel. 3 Hours.

Selected works by Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, Bronte, Trollope, Eliot, or other novelists.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 488. British Novel: The Modern Age. 3 Hours.

Selected works by Conrad, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, Ford, and others.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 489. James Joyce. 3 Hours.

Joyce's fiction through Ulysses.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

EH 493. Special Topics in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C]

EH 494. English Honors Research. 3 Hours.

This is an individual studies course for outstanding students beginning their work on an honors capstone thesis. During the first course of a two-course sequence, students will conduct research for that thesis and write a full-length prospectus for that thesis with an extended bibliography.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C]

EH 495. Honors Capstone Thesis. 3 Hours.

This is an individual studies course for outstanding students completing their work on an honors capstone thesis. During this second course of a two-course sequence, students will write and defend that thesis.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C]

EH 496. Capstone Seminar. 3 Hours.

Specific topics vary. The course will provide an opportunity for students to reflect upon and to use the knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in previous English coursework. Required of all English majors. EH 496 is ideally taken in the final undergraduate semester.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C]

EH 497. Individual Studies. 1-3 Hour.

Student and faculty member work together to define project; student conducts research and presents results as written report.

LING-Linguistics Courses

LING 221. Introductory Descriptive Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Description and analysis of non-Western languages.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

LING 260. Language and Culture. 3 Hours.

Nonverbal communication; language origins and acquisition; universals; language classification and processes of change; language as expression of cultural values and social structures; beginning componential and structural analysis.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

LING 350. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the scientific study of language with a main focus on principles underlying phonology, morphology, syntx and semantics. Relationship between language society, psycholinguistics and language typology may also be adddressed.
Prerequisites: EH 301 [Min Grade: C]

LING 351. Structure of English. 3 Hours.

Description and analysis of present-day English grammar with particular attention paid to the structure of phrases, clauses and sentences, including parts of speech, coordination, subordination, tense, aspect, voice, grammatical functions, agreement and clause types.
Prerequisites: EH 201 [Min Grade: C]

LING 352. The Structure of English Words. 3 Hours.

Introduction to English vocabulary elements and word formation, including topics in history of English and sound patterns as these topics relate to word formation. Does not count as literature for Core Curriculum requirement.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

LING 355. Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 3 Hours.

Social factors that play role in language usage and learning; emphasis on American English.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

LING 356. Semantics. 3 Hours.

Meaning in language with reference to questions of synonymy, ambiguity, and language use.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

LING 360. Phonology. 3 Hours.

Sound patterning of languages.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

LING 393. Special Topics in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic.
Prerequisites: EH 102 [Min Grade: C]

LING 450. Advanced Grammar. 3 Hours.

Present-day English grammar.
Prerequisites: EH 250 [Min Grade: C] or EH 251 [Min Grade: C]

LING 451. Generative Grammar. 3 Hours.

Introduction to Chomskian linguistic theory. Knowing a language involves knowing an intricate set of rules;this course gives one approach to modeling this linguistic knowledge.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 452. Grammar and Usage for English Teachers. 3 Hours.

Overview of English grammar and usage, focusing on those topics that are presented in the classroom. Topics will include the difference between prescriptive and descriptive grammar, parts of speech, types of verbs, grammatical functions, agreement, sentence structure, tense, aspect, voice, finite clauses, nonfinite clauses, clause types. Focus also Reed-Kellogg sentence diagramming.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 453. History of the English Language. 3 Hours.

Overview of language evolution from Proto-Indo European to modern English dialects, including phonological shifts, dialectical distinctions, language familes, and orthographical and syntactical changes.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 454. The Biology of Language. 3 Hours.

Vocal tract and neuroanatomical specializations for language, language acquisition, genetic language disorders, language and other primates, and evolution of language.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 466. Computational Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Computational Linguistics.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 493. Special Topics in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

See class schedule for topic.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 494. Special Problems in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Supervised in-depth study of specified topic area in linguistics. Topics determined by student and instructor interest.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

LING 495. Special Problems in Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Supervised in-depth study of specified topic area in linguistics. Topics determined by student and instructor interest.
Prerequisites: EH 350 [Min Grade: C] and LING 350 [Min Grade: C] or EH 351 [Min Grade: C] and LING 351 [Min Grade: C]

Faculty

Bach, Rebecca Ann, Professor of English, 1994, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)
Bacha, Jeffrey, Assistant Professor of English, 2012, B.A. (University of Michigan-Flint), M.A. (Georgia State University), Ph.D. (Purdue), Rhetoric and Composition, Professional and Technical Communication
Basilico, David Anthony, Associate Professor of English; Director, Linguistics Program, 1993, B.A. (Brown), Ph.D. (Arizona)
Bellis, Peter, Professor of English; Chair, Department of English, 2007, B.A. (Amherst), M.A. (Texas-Austin), M.A., Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
Blythe, Clyde Randolph Jr., Instructor of English, 2000, B.A., M.A. (UAB), M.F.A., Ph.D. (Alabama)
Braswell, Mary Flowers, Professor of English, 1969, B.A., M.A. (Alabama), Ph.D. (Emory)
Braziel, James, Assistant Professor of English; Co-Director, Creative Writing Program, 2010, B.A. (Georgia), M.F.A (Bowling Green State)
Butcher, Daniel L., Instructor of English, 2001, B.A. (Mississippi), M.L.I.S., M.A. (Louisiana State)
Camp, Sherman V., Instructor of English, 2006, B.S. (Alabama), M.A. (UAB)
Chapman, Alison, Associate Professor of English; Director, Undergraduate Studies, 2000, B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)
Cuevas, Eugene, Instructor of English, 2005, B.A. (Southern Mississippi), M.A. (UAB)
Daniels, Melissa, Professor of English, 2013, B.A. (University of La Verne), M.A. (Georgia), Ph.D. (Emory)
Dunbar, Jessie, Assistant Professor of English, 2013, B.A. (Clark Atlant University), M.A. (Georgia), Ph.D. (Emory)
Ellis, Cassandra, Assistant Professor of English, 2002, A.B. (Syracuse), M.A., Ph.D. (Columbia)
Graves, Lila V., Associate Professor of English, 1976, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. (Auburn)
Grimes, L. Kyle, Associate Professor of English, 1990, B.A. (Dartmouth), M.A., Ph.D. (Illinois)
Haddin, Theodore, Associate Professor of English, Emeritus, 1973, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Michigan)
Hutchings, John William, Professor of English, 1981, A.B. (Transylvania), M.A., Ph.D. (Kentucky)
Jessee, Margaret Jay, Assistant Professor of English, 2013, B.A., M.A. (Tennessee), Ph.D. (Arizona)
Jolly, Peggy B., Professor of English. Emerita., 1976, B.A. (Jacksonville), M.A. (Samford), Ph.D. (Alabama)
Kightley, Michael, Assistant Professor of English, 2009, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Western Ontario)
Kurata, Marilyn J., Associate Professor of English. Emerita, 1978, B.S. (Carnegie Mellon), M.A., Ph.D. (Wisconsin)
Lariscy, Nichole, Assistant Professor of English, 2005, B.A. (Georgia College and State University), M.A. (Northwestern), Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Long, Ada, Professor of English. Emerita, 1977, B.A. (Stanford), M.A., Ph.D. (SUNY-Albany)
Madden, Kerry, Associate Professor of English, 2009, B.A. (Tennessee), M.F.A. (Tennessee)
McComiskey, Bruce, Professor of English, 1998, B.A., M.A. (Illinois State), Ph.D. (Purdue)
Mersmann, James, Associate Professor of English. Emeritus, 1973, B.A. (Missouri-Kansas City), M.A., Ph.D. (Kansas)
Minnix, Christopher, Assistant Professor of English; Director, Freshman Composition, 2012, B.S. (Grace College), M.A. (Radford), Ph.D. (Tennessee), Rhetorical Theory, Transnational Rhetoric, Compositions Studies, Writing Program Administration
Quinlan, Kieran, Professor of English, 1986, B.A., M.A. (Oxford), M.A., Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)
Rushton IV, William James, Assistant Director, Honors Program; Adjunct Lecturer of English, 1998, B.A. (Vanderbilt), A.B. (Oxford), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia)
Ryan, Cynthia, Associate Professor of English; Director, Internships, 1998, B.S., M.A. (Illinois State), Ph.D. (Purdue)
Siegel, Daniel, Associate Professor of English; Director, Honors, Department of English, 2002, B.A. (Chicago), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia)
Slaughter, Lauren, Assistant Professor of English, 2007, B.A. (Kenyon), M.F.A. (Alabama), M.A. (Montana)
Temple, Cheryl, Instructor of English, 2005, B.S. (Missouri), M.A. (Chapman)
Temple, Gale M., Associate Professor of English; Director, Graduate Studies, 2001, B.S. (Michigan), M.A., Ph.D. (Loyola-Chicago)
Treutel, Rita B., Instructor of English, 1998, B.S. (Auburn), M.A. (UAB)
Vines, Adam, Assistant Professor of English, 2006, B.A., M.A. (UAB), M.F.A. (Florida)
Wells, Jaclyn, Assistant Professor of English, 2013, B.A. (Knox), M.A. (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Ph.D. (Purdue)
Young, Jennifer, Instructor of English, 2007, B.A. (Whittier), M.A. (Tulane)