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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E English ENGL
English ENGL

Instruction offered by members of the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts.

Department Head – B. Beaty

The following 300-level courses have no 200-level prerequisites: English 311, 317, 351, 353, 355, 371, 372, 382, 383, 384, 385, 387, 388, 389, 391, 393, 395, 396, 397, 399.

Junior Courses
English 201       Approaches to Literature
Selected works of poetry, prose, and/or drama. Emphasizes fundamental skills: how to read a text accurately and critically; how to write logically, clearly, and persuasively. Individual sections may vary in the choice of genre and theme.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
English 203.
Notes:
English Majors begin their studies with English 203 and 205
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English 203       Foundations: Literary Analysis
A seminar on a special topic, emphasizing critical reading and writing. This course prepares students for advanced undergraduate studies in English.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
English 201.
Notes:
Compulsory for, and limited to, English Majors. Please consult the Department of English website for the area of focus for each section of this course.
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English 205       Foundations: Shakespeare
Selected works of William Shakespeare, with instruction in critical writing.
Course Hours:
H(1.5-1.5S)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to  students with credit in English 311 or 312.
Notes:
Compulsory for English Majors and open to other interested students.
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English 265       Introductory Creative Writing
Instruction in the rudiments of craft for poetry, scripts, and fiction, emphasizing the centrality of reading and revision to literary composition.
Course Hours:
H(1.5-1.5S)
Notes:
Does not count toward the "Creative Writing concentration" transcript designation. Primarily intended for students planning to take further courses in Creative Writing.
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Senior Courses
English 302       Foundations: Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Practices
An examination of the claims and assumptions of a range of contemporary critical practices, such as formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, feminism and gender studies, new historicism, psychoanalytic criticism, and cultural and ideological critique. Includes practice in the application of theory to literary texts.
Course Hours:
F(1.5-1.5S)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent of English and/or Comparative Literature, or consent of the Department.
Notes:
Compulsory for English Majors, Minors and Honours students.
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English 311       Shakespeare
A consideration of the development and variety of work by William Shakespeare.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 205 or 312.
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English 317       Women’s Literary Tradition
A survey of writings by women in English from the medieval period to the present, with emphasis on the evolution of a complex and varied literary tradition.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 318.
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English 340       Foundations: Literature in English from the Middle Ages to the Present
A historical survey.
Course Hours:
F(1.5-1.5S)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent of English and/or Comparative Literature.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 240.
Notes:
Compulsory for English Majors, Minors and Honours students.
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English 351       Poetry: Reading and Analysis
A study of poetic forms in English from a wide range of historical periods, social contexts, and national literatures. Through textual analysis and close reading, this course acquaints students with the characteristic techniques of prosody and basic poetic terminology, giving detailed attention to tropes and figures along with other poetic concepts such as form, tone, diction, implication, and point of view.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 354.
Notes:
This course cannot be used by Majors or Honours students to fulfill historical breadth requirements.
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English 353       Drama: Reading and Analysis
A study of dramatic literature in English from a wide range of historical periods, social contexts, and national literatures. Through textual analysis and close reading, this course acquaints students with the characteristic techniques of dramaturgy and basic theatric terminology, giving detailed attention to the formal conventions of literature written to be performed on stage.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 356.
Notes:
This course cannot be used by Majors or Honours students to fulfill historical breadth requirements.
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English 355       Studies in Prose Fiction: Special Topic
A study of prose fiction from a formalist, historical, or thematic perspective.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 358.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT.
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English 364       Poetry Writing I
Basic instruction in writing poetry, with particular emphasis on the short lyric poem.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
One month before the start of classes, prospective students must submit a portfolio of their own work for evaluation before consent of the Department will be given. Details of this procedure are available from the Department of English. (This course is ideal preparation for English 494.)
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English 366       Fiction Writing I
Basic instruction in the art of fiction writing, with particular emphasis on the short story.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
One month before the start of classes, prospective students must submit a portfolio of their own work for evaluation before consent of the Department will be given. Details of this procedure are available from the Department of English. (This course is ideal preparation for English 496).
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English 371       Topic in Canadian Literature

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 372       Fundamentals of Canadian Literature
This course provides a broad historical survey of Canadian writing from its origins up to the work of living writers. The course introduces students to some of the major authors in Canada, as well as to significant critical and cultural ideas that have developed about this nation’s literature. Majors and Honours students in English are strongly encouraged (although not required) to take this specific course in fulfillment of the Canadian component for their degree requirements.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 370.
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English 381       The History of English
An introduction to important changes and stages in the history of English including its Indo-European and Germanic origins and a consideration of Modern English grammar and orthography from a historical perspective.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Linguistics 203.
Also known as:
(Linguistics 381)
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English 382       Topic in American Literature

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 383       Topic in Literature and the Environment

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 387.03 or 387.30.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 384       Topic in Women’s Literatures

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT.
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English 385       Topic in Aboriginal Literatures

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 387       Topic in Literature and Society

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 388       Topic in Popular Genres

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT.
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English 389       Topic in Gay or Lesbian Literature

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 391       Topic in Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT.
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English 393       Speculative Fiction I: Science Fiction
An examination of works of science fiction.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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English 395       Speculative Fiction II: Fantasy
An examination of works of fantasy.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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English 396       Children’s Literature
A historical and critical study of children's literature.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 398.
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English 399       Detective Fiction
An examination of detective fiction.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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English 401       Old English Language and Prose Literature
A study of the language of the Anglo-Saxons through reading of prose texts.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
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English 403       Old English Poetry
Reading and analysis of Old English poetry in the original language.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 401.
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English 405       Middle English Literature: The Canterbury Tales

A survey of the Middle English language and the social, cultural and historical contexts of later medieval literature through Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 404.
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English 406       Middle English Literature: Selected Works
A study of selected works of Middle English poetry, prose, and drama (read in the original language), excluding Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 404.
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English 409       Early Tudor Literature
A survey of literature from 1485 to 1558, including work by such writers as Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey), Thomas More, and Thomas Wyatt.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 408.
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English 410       Elizabethan Poetry and Prose
A survey of non-dramatic literature from 1558 to 1603, including work by such writers as Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 408.
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English 411       Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose
A survey of non-dramatic literature of the seventeenth century, including Milton.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 414.
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English 412       Elizabethan Drama
A survey of drama from 1558 to 1603, including works by William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 414.
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English 413       Seventeenth-Century Drama
A survey of drama from 1603 to 1660, including William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 414.
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English 431       Literature of the Restoration
A survey of literature from the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 until 1700. Students will read poetry, prose, and drama by Aphra Behn, John Dryden, and such writers as Mary Astell, William Congreve, John Locke, and the Earl of Rochester.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 430.
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English 433       Literature of the Early Eighteenth-Century
A survey of literature from 1700 to 1740. Students will read poetry, prose, and drama by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and such writers as Daniel Defoe, John Gay, and Eliza Haywood.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 430.
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English 435       Literature of the Later Eighteenth Century
A survey of literature from 1740 to 1789. Students will read poetry, prose, and drama by Frances Burney, Samuel Johnson, and such writers as Thomas Gray, R. B. Sheridan, and Laurence Sterne.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 430.
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English 441       Literature of the Romantic Period: The Age of Revolution
A survey of poetry, prose, and drama by the first generation of Romantic-period writers, including such writers as Joanna Baillie, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Wollstonecraft, and William Wordsworth.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 440.
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English 443       Literature of the Romantic Period: The Age of Reform
A survey of poetry, prose, and drama by the second generation of Romantic-period writers, including such writers as Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Felicia Hemans, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Mary Shelley.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 440.
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English 445       Literature of the Early Victorian Period
A survey of poetry, prose, and drama by such writers as Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Robert Browning, Thomas Carlyle, Elizabeth Gaskell, Alfred Tennyson, and William Makepeace Thackeray.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 444.
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English 447       Literature of the Mid-Victorian Period
A survey of poetry, prose, and drama by such writers as Matthew Arnold, Charles Dickens, George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), John Stuart Mill, Christina Rossetti, and John Ruskin.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 444.
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English 449       Literature of the Late Victorian Period
A survey of poetry, prose, and drama by such writers as Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw, and Vernon Lee (Violet Paget).
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 444.
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English 451       British Literature from 1900 to 1950
A survey of British literature from the first half of the twentieth century.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 450.
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English 453       British Literature since 1950
A survey of British literature from the last half of the twentieth century to the present.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 450.
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English 461       Early American Literature and the American Renaissance
A survey of American literature from its origins to the Civil War. This course will examine both canonical and newly relevant works of literature and place them in a cultural and critical context.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 446.
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English 463       American Literature from the Late 1800s to the Mid-1900s
A survey of American literature from the Civil War to World War II, encompassing realism, naturalism, and modernism. This course will examine both canonical and newly relevant works of literature and place them in a cultural and critical context.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 446.
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English 465       American Literature since the Mid-1900s
A survey of American literature since World War II. This course will examine both canonical and newly relevant works of literature and place them in a cultural and critical context.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 462.
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English 471       Canadian Literature from its Origins to 1950
A survey of Canadian literature from its beginnings to the middle of the twentieth century.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 470.
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English 473       Canadian Literature since 1950
A survey of Canadian literature from 1950 to the present.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 470.
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English 481       Literary Theory from its Origins to 1800
A survey of the major theories of and approaches to literature from classical times to 1800.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 480.
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English 483       Literary Theory since 1800
A survey of the major theories of and approaches to literature from 1800 to the present.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 480.
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English 490       Postcolonial and Diasporic Literatures
A survey of literatures and theories from the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean regions.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 492.
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English 491       Postcolonial and Diasporic Literatures: Selected Region
A survey of literatures and theories from any one of the following regions: Pacific, Atlantic, or Indian Ocean.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
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English 493       International Indigenous Literatures
A survey of writing by indigenous peoples from selected regions around the world.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 302 and either 240 or 340.
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English 494       Poetry Writing II
A close examination and discussion of the student's own work, with emphasis on technique.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Full junior English or equivalent and consent of the Department.
Notes:
One month before the start of classes, prospective students must submit a portfolio of their own work for evaluation before consent of the Department will be given. Details of this procedure are available from the Department of English.
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English 496       Fiction Writing II
A close examination and discussion of the student's own work, with emphasis on technique.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Full junior English or equivalent and consent of the Department.
Notes:
One month before the start of classes, prospective students must submit a portfolio of their own work for evaluation before consent of the Department will be given. Details of this procedure are available from the Department of English.
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English 501       Studies in Drama

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 503       Studies in Fiction or Non-Fictional Prose

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 504       Honours Project

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level and consent of the department.
Notes:
Restricted to English Honours students. Students are advised to consult with the English Department for information and advice by March of the year in which they plan to register in English 504. See the departmental website for more information.
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English 505       Studies in Poetry

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 507       Studies in British Literature

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 509       Studies in Canadian Literature

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 511       Studies in American Literature

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 515       Postcolonial Studies

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 517       Theoretical and Cultural Studies

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 519       Studies in a Literary Period

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level, or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 521       Advanced Textual Studies

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One full-course equivalent in English at the 400 level or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in English 510.
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English 598       The Book-Length Manuscript
A close examination and discussion of the student's own work, with emphasis on advanced technique.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
English 364, 366, and 494 or 496 or equivalent and consent of the Department.
Notes:
This course is double-numbered with English 698 (which will have separate and more strenuous student expectations). A student may take English 598 as an undergraduate student and 698 as a graduate student in English. Note: One month before the start of classes, prospective students must submit a portfolio of their own work for evaluation before consent of the Department will be given. Details of this procedure are available from the Department of English.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
English 603       Studies in Genre

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 605       Studies in National or International Literatures

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 607       Theoretical and Cultural Studies

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 609       Studies in a Literary Period

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 612       Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 618       Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 676       Studies in Canadian Literature

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 680       Studies in Literary Criticism

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 684       Special Topics

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 696       Studies in Bibliography, Research Methods, and Palaeography

Course Hours:
F(1-0)
Notes:
Required of all graduate students who have not had an equivalent course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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English 698       Studies in Creative Writing

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
This course is double-numbered with English 598 (which will have separate and less strenuous student expectations). Though 598 and 698 may not both be counted for graduate credit, a student may take 598 as an undergraduate student and 698 as a graduate student in English. Note: By mid-August, prospective students must submit a portfolio of their own work for evaluation before consent to register for this course will be given. Details of this procedure are available from the Department of English.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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English 701       Major Field

Course Hours:
H(1-0)
Notes:
Required of all doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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English 703       Minor Field

Course Hours:
H(1-0)
Notes:
Required of all doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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