Undergrad Catalog 2010


Literary Study Courses (ENL)

 ENL 2000. Critical Reading and Writing About Literature (3). Prerequisites: ENG 1010. A close analysis of several major literary works from a variety of critical approaches. Writing-intensive. Required of all Literature Emphasis English majors, who are expected to take this course in their sophomore year, prior to enrolling in 3000-level English courses. Does not fulfill general education humanities requirement.

ENW 2010. Studies in Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Explorations of literature offered as linked cohorts with other general education courses. Does not fulfill English major or minor core requirements.

ENL 2110, 2120. British Literature I, II (3, 3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. A survey of representative works through the 18th century in the first semester. The second semester studies the literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.

ENL 2210, 2220. American Literature I, II (3, 3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. The first semester surveys representative works from the colonial period to the Civil War. The second semester includes readings from the Civil War to the present.

ENL 2310, 2320. Continental Literature I, II (3, 3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. In the first semester, a study of masterworks of the ancient world, the medieval world, and the Renaissance. In the second semester, a study of masterworks of neo-classicism, romanticism, realism, and the twentieth century, excluding Anglo-American literature.

ENL 2330, 2340. World Literature I, II (3, 3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010.In the first semester, this course presents important works of literature of the world from their earliest beginnings to 1650. Content may vary, but these courses establish a historical perspective while seeking to encourage both comparative perspective and common ground among works from European tradition and several non-Western cultures. Each semester may be taken independently of the other.

ENL 2400. Literature Survey Special Topics (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. This writing-intensive survey course involves literature from periods and/or countries of origin which extend beyond the delineations of our traditional survey courses, combining the study of literature in a historical/cultural context with a focused refinement of writing skills developed in Freshman Composition. Students may repeat this course, under different topics, once, for a total of six (6) hours credit.

ENL 3000. Junior English Seminar (0). (Pass/Fail). Prerequisite: ENG 1010 or 2000. This requirement for all English majors, though open to English minors as well, is designed to be taken late in the junior year or early in the senior year. Students prepare for their future, considering such issues as preparation for graduate school, teaching, and other professional tracks. Guest speakers and graduates of the program will help introduce students to a variety of career paths. Fall semester only.

ENL 3300. Classical Mythology (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010.(See CLA 3300 for course description.)

ENL 3310. Special Topics in Classical Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010.(See CLA 3310 for course description.)

ENL 3440. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (1-3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010 and permission of instructor.This course will examine the various strategies in the teaching of EFL as well as review English syntax and pronunciation. Does not count for English or language majors or minors, or fulfill general education humanities requirement.

ENL 3500. History of the Language and Linguistics (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Traces the development of English from Anglo-Saxon to modern English in the context of history, linguistic theory, and the Indo-European family of languages.

ENL 3520. Special Topics in Medieval Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. An in-depth study of subjects relative to medieval literature, British and Continental. Possible topics include allegory, Arthurian romance, Old English poetry, religious drama. One topic will be chosen for focus each time the course is offered.

ENL 3540. Chaucer (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. A survey of Chaucer's major works and selected shorter poems in the philosophical and historical setting of the Middle Ages.

ENL 3600. Special Topics in Early Modern British Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. An in-depth study of sixteenth and seventeenth century writers. Each offering of the course will focus on a specific topic; topics may include for example, a genre, a limited historical period, an interdisciplinary topic, a single writer such as Spenser or Milton.

ENL 3620. Shakespeare: Representative Plays (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Traces the development of Shakespeare's career through the study of representative tragedies, histories, comedies, and romances.

ENL 3660. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. A study of poetry, drama, and non-fictional prose of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century England, with emphasis on Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson, and with attention to concurrent trends in music, art, philosophy, and social history.

ENL 3720. Romanticism in England (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010.Covers the transition from neo-classicism to Romanticism, with emphasis on Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats.

ENL 3740. Victorian Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Traces major developments of the Victorian Age as background for the study of writers from Carlyle to Yeats, with special emphasis on Tennyson, Arnold and Browning.

ENL 3760. The Novel (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Each offering of this course will focus on a specific topic related to the development of the novel.

ENL 3780. Irish Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. A study of Anglo-Irish literature since 1880 with emphasis on Yeats, Joyce, drama, and the short story in the context of social and political developments.

ENL 3800. Special Topics in World Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Required of all English majors. Intensive study of non-western literature through exploration of a theme, genre, and/or culture.

ENL 3810. Folklore Studies (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. This course examines folklore methodologies and genres. Seminar topics may include ethnographic research (fieldwork) and the study of folk groups; folk narratives (fairy tales, legends, etc.); folk ballads and poetry; customs and rituals; folklore and literature.

ENL 3840. Twentieth Century Poetry (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Significant trends in twentieth century poetry will be explored through the study of primarily British and/or American poets.

ENL 3850. The Short Story (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. This course considers the modern short story and short narrative fiction from Poe to the present, including numerous texts and authors from non-Anglo-American literatures and cultures.

ENL 3860. Modern Fiction (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. A study of major works in fiction, mostly in British and American literature of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

ENL 3870. Ethnicity and Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. This course will probe the impact of ethnic difference on literature by studying representative texts from a variety of ethnic groups.

ENL 3880. Gender Studies. (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. An introduction to the ways in which femininity and/or masculinity have been represented in literature and constructed in culture. Individual offerings of this course may focus on specific eras and nationalities and/or on particular issues in the study of gender and sexuality.

ENL 3890. African-American Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Reviews the contribution made by African-American authors, canvassing the traditions from slave narratives to contemporary works.

ENL 3900. Introduction to Literary Criticism (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Explores various critical approaches to literature, past and present.

ENL 3910. Early American Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Studies of authors and/or major literary and cultural trends from the first explorations of America through the revolution and early national period.

ENL 3920. American Renaissance (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. A study of the major American writers of the mid-nineteenth century, including Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman.

ENL 3930. American Realism (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. This course examines the development of Realism (and Naturalism) in American fiction, focusing on major writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

ENL 3940. American Southern Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Deals with fiction, and perhaps some poetry of the modern South. Authors may include Faulkner, Porter, O'Connor, Welty, Percy, Price, Tyler, Taylor, and Mason, among others.

ENL 3960. Internship (1-3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Normally taken in the junior or senior year. A formal intern education assignment with a publisher or other organization involved with the production of writing. (Students who work on the staff of the Belmont Literacy Journal or another Belmont publication are eligible to register for and count their service as an ENW 3960 internship.) Students are responsible for seeking their own internship placements, in consulation with the members of the English faculty; the internship can be undertaken only with the prior approval of a faculty member in English and supervisor of the sponsoring publication/ organization. As a final assignment, internship students will produce a written reflection assessing the value of the learning experience. Collectively, only a maximum of three hours of credit for ENL / ENW 3960, 3970, 3980 may count toward hours in the English major, minor, or Writing Minor. Does not fulfill general education humanities requirement.

ENL 3970. Journal Workshop (1-3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Students who work on the staff of the Belmont Literary Journal may receive 1 to 3 hours per semester. The criteria for credit is established by the adviser. No student may earn more than 6 hours credit. Does not count for core literature credit. Collectively, only a maximum of three hours of credit for ENL / ENW 3960, 3970, 3980 may count toward hours in the English major, minor, or Writing Minor. Does not fulfill general education humanities requirement.

ENL 3980. Practicum in Pedagogy (1-3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010 or the equivalent and permission of instructor. Arranged on an individual basis, this course introduces students to pedagogies and practice used in teaching literature, writing, and /or English language. Students work closely with a faculty mentor and students in the classroom or tutoring setting. COllectively, only a maximum of three hours of credit for ENL / ENW 3960, 3970, 3980 may count toward hours in the English major, minor, or Writing Minor. Does not fulfill General Education Core Humanities requirements. Does fulfill BELL Core EL requirements.

Advanced Studies in Literature (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. Studies of authors and works or major trends, genres, and patterns not covered in regular course listings. Individual Advanced Study courses may be repeated provided that they cover different topics.

ENL 4350. British

ENL 4360. American

ENL 4370. World

ENL 4380. Genre

ENL 4900. Seminar in English Studies (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010 or ENG 2000. Required of all English majors in their senior year. Each offering of the course will focus on a specific literary problem; students will synthesize their experience as English majors by engaging the current critical conversation surrounding the chosen topic and by completing a researched project. Students will also complete their major portfolio as a requirement of this course. Does not fill core Humanities requirements.