Humanities

Semester Offerings

Summer 2018 English Courses

HU 2324 - Introduction to Film

Focuses on critical engagement with cinematic form and its relationship to cultural, historical, and/or theoretical contexts.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2503 - Introduction to Literature

Survey of transnational or transatlantic literary traditions, highlighting select historical periods such as Romanticism, and/or movements, such as the Harlem Renaissance.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2510 - Intro to Creative Writing

An introduction to creative writing with readings in contemporary and emerging literatures. Genres covered may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplay. This course stresses individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and creative theory.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 3502 - Mythology

Survey of the major mythological systems of the world with particular attention to those areas of commonality among various civilizations. Films may provide contextual background.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3554 - Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Close study of significant works in science fiction and fantasy. Examines genre features and usage and attends to a writer's style and methods. Regularly focuses on historical fiction and fantasy using film to help establish literary context.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Fall 2018 English Courses

HU 2324 - Introduction to Film

Focuses on critical engagement with cinematic form and its relationship to cultural, historical, and/or theoretical contexts.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2500 - Ways of Reading

This course introduces students to reading strategies, critical vocabularies, and critical writing practices. Individual sections will center on a unifying question or problem, emphasizing attentive reading, critical thinking, and qualitative interpretation of literary texts.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2503 - Introduction to Literature

Survey of transnational or transatlantic literary traditions, highlighting select historical periods such as Romanticism, and/or movements, such as the Harlem Renaissance.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2510 - Intro to Creative Writing

An introduction to creative writing with readings in contemporary and emerging literatures. Genres covered may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplay. This course stresses individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and creative theory.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2538 - British Experience in Literature

A survey of selected works of British literature from its origins to the present. Focuses on historical trends in the development of the English language and the cultures of Great Britain.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year

HU 2548 - Young Adult Literature

Reading, reflecting on, and responding to age-appropriate adolescent literature. Works include authors from different races, cultures, historical periods, and genders. Discussion may be supplemented with films. Appropriate for students who plan to be parents, community volunteers, and teachers.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 3505 - Literary Forms, Genres, and Modes

This course examines one or more literary forms, genres, and modes such as tragedy, satire, romance, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, epics, novels, short stories, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3514 - Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Advanced work in creative nonfiction writing; workshop format. Readings will include short memoirs, personal essays, lyric essays, and other sub-genres of contemporary creative nonfiction. Emphasis on individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and revision/development.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2510 and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3606 - Editing

Examination of the responsibilities of an editor and grounding in basic editorial skills. Topics include situations of editing, levels of editing, readability, correctness, style, relations with authors, and social and political implications of editing.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

HU 4140 - Methods of Teaching English

Application of learning theories and national and state professional standards to the teaching of English. Emphasizes methods, materials, and media used to teach adolescents. Requires admission to teacher education program or permission of instructor. Includes significant time in the field.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Permission of department required
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 4110 and ED 3210 and ED 3410 and ED 4700(C)

Spring 2019 English Courses

HU 2324 - Introduction to Film

Focuses on critical engagement with cinematic form and its relationship to cultural, historical, and/or theoretical contexts.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2501 - American Experience in Literature

A survey of major works in American Literature from origins to the present. Focuses on historical trends in the development of literature and culture in the Americas with particular emphasis on the United States.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year

HU 2503 - Introduction to Literature

Survey of transnational or transatlantic literary traditions, highlighting select historical periods such as Romanticism, and/or movements, such as the Harlem Renaissance.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2510 - Intro to Creative Writing

An introduction to creative writing with readings in contemporary and emerging literatures. Genres covered may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplay. This course stresses individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and creative theory.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 3400 - Topics in Diversity Studies

This course provides students with a better understanding of underrepresented populations within the United States by examining the culture and experience of African American; American Indian; Asian American; Latina/Latino American; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual; or Post-Colonial peoples.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 9
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3502 - Mythology

Survey of the major mythological systems of the world with particular attention to those areas of commonality among various civilizations. Films may provide contextual background.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3504 - Studies in the Novel

Examination of the novel in world literature with special attention to the historical, cultural, and personal contexts within which the author is writing. Film versions may be examined.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3506 - Major Authors

An intensive study of the life and works of one or more significant literary figures. This course will also focus on the social and historical contexts that shaped the author's reputation and standing in the literary, theatrical, or cinematic canon.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3513 - Shakespeare

In-depth study of a limited number of Shakespearean plays with special attention to dramatic structure, character development, theme presentation, and theatre history. Includes extensive study of Renaissance influences, possibly film versions of selected plays, and examination of current critical theories.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3515 - Workshop in Poetry

Advanced work in poetry writing; workshop format. Students will study contemporary and emerging works in order to enrich and stimulate their own poetic practice. Emphasis on individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and revision/development.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2510 and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3516 - Workshop in Fiction

Advanced work in fiction writing; workshop format. Readings will include 'canonical', contemporary, and emerging examples of short-form fiction. Emphasis on individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and revision/development.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2510 and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 4500 - Senior Seminar in English

A course especially designed for English majors. In depth exploration of various topics with special emphasis on theory and production. Students wil be required to engage relevant secondary sources and theory in a longer, final seminar paper.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore