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101. College Writing, Reading, and Research (3) (F, W, S) Learning critical awareness through developing effective writing, reading, and research skills by analyzing and critiquing literary and other texts.  Requires multiple kinds of writing, including a research paper.

Special Note: Completion of English 101 is required for registration in any English course with a higher catalog number.

199R. Service Leadership Internship in English (1-3) (Variable) Off-campus service learning. Activities related to the major and employment will be approved. Prior approval is necessary, a program coordinated by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor.

201. Literary Analysis and Research (3) (F, W, S) In-depth experience in analyzing and writing about literature to strengthen student's abilities to think critically and communicate effectively.  Requires a variety of oral and written responses to literature, including a research paper.  (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

218R. Introduction to Creative Writing (3) (F, W, S) An introductory course in creative writing. Students will learn principles of creative writing and will be assigned to write in several genres, including such forms as poetry, fiction, and drama, etc. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or Permission of Instructor)

251. Fundamentals of Literature (3) (F, W, S) English 251 is prerequisite to upper-division literature courses. Basic course in literary appreciation and criticism, literary terminology, and interpretive writing. Long library paper. Required of all English majors and minors.

315. Topics for Advanced Writing and Analysis (3) (F, W, S) Intensive course focusing on a specific theme to facilitate in-depth thinking, analysis, and discussion through critical reading, research, and expository and report writing.  Requires various forms of writing, including an extended research paper.  (Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and Junior standing of 60+ credits)

316. Technical Writing (3) (F, W, S) Technical writing focuses on communicating complex and technical information used in a large variety of fields such as engineering, computer hardware and software, chemistry, and biotechnology. Technical writers develop, gather and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers. (Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and Junior standing of 60+ credits)

318R. Advanced Creative Writing (3) (W, S) Offers advanced students an opportunity to refine their skills and expand their knowledge of editing and publication. Students in spring will focus in the writing of poetry. 

319. Form and Craft of Literary Genres (3) (S) A thorough study of certain issues in contemporary fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or poetry writing, exemplified in selected texts (stories, novels, essays, memoirs, poems), and studied in light of selected critical texts and instances of writers talking about their craft. (Prerequisites: ENGL 218R; pre or corequisite: ENGL 318R)

321. English Grammars (3) (F,W) Historical survey of major theories of English grammar, including traditional, structural, and generative grammars, with focus on the morphological and syntactic structure of English and its description for teaching and writing. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

330. Writing for the Professions (3) (F) An introductory course designed to improve the general professional writing competence of all majors. The course focuses on the practice and study of selected types of discourse employed in various organizations and helps prepare students for different kinds of writing they will encounter in their professional lives. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

331. Professional Career Writing (3) (W) Prepares writers to explore the field of a professional career coach writer according to National Resume Writers Association (NRWA) standards. Course includes opportunity to be certified by NRWA. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

332. Writing for Social Media (3) (S) Practical writing within a specific social and professional setting and develops the participants' practical knowledge and skills of writing that are crucial to a given social/professional context. Acquire writing skills necessary to express your ideas while staying within the boundaries of social media for business etiquette. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

341. World Literatures in English (3) (F) Includes literatures in English not written by American or British Authors, including works from Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, India, and the Middle East (Prerequisite: ENGL 251 or HUM 251)

342. Pacific Literatures (3) (W) Offers views of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia as we read a cross-section of literary works (novels, poetry, short stories) from the region. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251 or 315 or HUM 251)

343. Asian Literature (3) (S) Studies in English original literature and translations of the major classics and modern Asian literatures such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and Near Eastern languages. Emphasize fiction and drama, but also include poetry and other genres. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

345R. Ethnic Literature (3) (Variable) A content course emphasizing ethnic literature from varying venues; considers the culture of these areas as reflected in imaginative literature (class may be repeated for credit if content is different). (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

 351. Literary Criticism and Theory (3) (S) Surveys literary criticism and theory from classical to post-modern schools. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251 or HUM 251)

358R. Special Studies: Major Authors or Genres (3) (Variable) Intensive study of a different author, combination of authors, or genre each time the course is offered. May be repeated for credit. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101).

361. American Literature From the Beginnings to Mid-Nineteenth Century (3) (F) Selected works from colonial literature through the American Renaissance, including Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, and Thoreau. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

362. American Literature From Mid-Nineteenth Century to World War I (3) (W) Selected works representative of realism and naturalism, including Dickinson, Twain, Howells, James, Chopin, Wharton, Crane, Norris, and Dreiser. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

363. American Literature From 1914-1965 (3) (W) Includes drama, poetry, and prose of the period and gives attention to selected literary trends and theories of criticism. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

364. American Literature from 1965-Present (3) (F) Surveys selected works of contemporary American drama, poetry, fiction, and criticism, including works by women and minority writers. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

371. English Literature to 1500: The Medieval Period (3) (S) Selected Works from Old and Middle English literature, including the Beowulf poet, the Gawain poet, Chaucer and Langland. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

372. English Literature From 1500 To 1660: The Renaissance Period (3) (F) English drama, poetry, and prose of the Renaissance period, including Milton but excluding Shakespeare. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

373. English Literature From 1660 To 1780: The Restoration and Eighteenth Century (3) (W) English literature from the Restoration through the Age of Reason to the beginnings of romanticism, including Defoe, Swift, Fielding, Dryden, Pope, and Johnson. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

374. English Literature From 1780 To 1832: The Romantic Period (3) (S) Includes the works of Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Lamb, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

375. English Literature From 1832 To 1890: The Victorian Period (3) (F) The middle and late-nineteenth century, including works of Carlyle, Ruskin, the Brontës, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, the Rossettis, Hardy, Swinburne, and Meredith. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

376. English Literature From 1890 To the Present (3) (W) English literature from the aesthetic movement to the present, emphasizing major authors up to 1950. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

382. Shakespeare (3) (F, W) From eight to ten major plays studied intensively. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

390R. Special Topics in English (3) (Variable)

392. Introduction to Literary Editing and Publishing/Kula Manu (3) (W) An introduction to the issues and practices of literary magazine editing and publishing, with an examination of both print journals and web-based magazines. Hands on experience includes students creating their own single-issue magazine, and staffing BYU Hawaii's campus literary journal, Kula Manu. (Prerequisite: ENGL 218R)

395R. Tutoring Composition (1) (F, W, S) Designed to give students who are likely to teach writing or other related language skills the practical and theoretical background necessary to tutor English composition.

399R. Internship in English (1-12) (Variable) Credit for applied experience in English. Prior approval must be obtained and coordinated by a faculty member and onsite supervisor. (Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor)

418R. Writing for Publication (3) (F) Advanced creative writers will develop and polish manuscripts for publication. Students will also learn professional skills such as writing query letters and finding a publisher. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

420. Literature for Young Adults (3) (W) Examination of literature written for adolescents; consideration of the role of young adult literature in secondary curriculum, and debates surrounding its audience, purpose, publishing, and content. Required of English majors planning to obtain teacher certification. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

421. History of the English Language (3) (S) Descriptive study of the language in stages of development, related to historical events. (Prerequisite: ENGL 251)

490. Senior Seminar (2) (F, W, S) Review of English and American literature and other required course work for the English Major. Students will be examined on the major curriculum and will also compose and present a quality senior thesis to an audience of students and faculty. (Prerequisite: Senior Standing, final semester)

491. Professional Writing Practicum (2) (F, W, S) The internship program is an integral part of the Professional Writing Minor and involves a capstone experience. The Internship Program in the English department allows students to gain real-world experience in various related fields, including editing, writing for publication, web design, career writing, and technical writing. (Prerequisite: ENGL 316, 330, 331, 332)

495R. Independent Study (1-2) (Variable)

496R. Student Research (1-3) (Variable) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research associateship.