Programs by Campus

Fort Wayne

English and Linguistics

Cross-Listed Courses


The following courses are taught in the Department of English and Linguistics at the Fort Wayne campus.

  • ENG–B 501 Professional Scholarship in Literature (3 cr.) Materials, tools, and methods of research.
  • ENG–B 502 Introduction to Literacy Studies and the Teaching of College English (3 cr.) Provides an overview of literacy studies while also focusing on the literacy practices and beliefs of particular groups. The course moves beyond reductive discussions of literacy by introducing students to a range of literacy studies scholarship that challenges popular conceptualizations of literacy.
  • ENG–B 605 Critical Theory (3 cr.) Survey of contemporary critical approaches to literary, language, and rhetorical studies.
  • ENG–B 612 Chaucer (3 cr.) Critical analysis of The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and selected shorter poems.
  • ENG–B 613 Middle English Literature (3 cr.) Selected themes and writers in English from 1100 to 1500.
  • ENG–B 622 Elizabethan Poetry (3 cr.) Spenser and other major Elizabethan poets.
  • ENG–B 624 Elizabethan Drama and Its Background (3 cr.) English drama, excluding Shakespeare, from the Middle Ages to 1642.
  • ENG–B 625 Shakespeare (3 cr.) Critical analysis of selected texts.
  • ENG–B 627 English Poetry of the Early Seventeenth Century (3 cr.) Major poets and their intellectual milieu, 1600–1660.
  • ENG–B 628 Milton (3 cr.) Poetry and prose, with special attention to Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.
  • ENG–B 635 British Literature 1660-1790 (3 cr.) Poetry and nonfiction prose. Emphasis on Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson and his circle.
  • ENG–B 637 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama (3 cr.) English drama from 1660 to 1800.
  • ENG–B 639 British Fiction to 1800 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 642 Romantic Literature (3 cr.) Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and other writers of the British Romantic movement.
  • ENG–B 644 Victorian Literature (3 cr.) Poetry and nonfiction prose from 1837 to 1900.
  • ENG–B 645 British Fiction 1800-1900 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 648 Twentieth-Century British Poetry (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 649 Twentieth-Century British Fiction (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 651 American Literature 1800-1865 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 652 American Literature 1865-1914 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 654 American Literature since 1914 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 655 American Fiction to 1900 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 656 Twentieth-Century American Fiction (3 cr.) American fiction since 1900, including such writers as Dreiser, Lewis, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner.
  • ENG–B 657 Recent Writing (3 cr.) May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • ENG–B 660 Studies in British and American Writers (3 cr.) May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • ENG–B 666 Survey of Children’s Literature (3 cr.) Survey of literature for children and adolescents from the medieval period to the present.
  • ENG–B 668 Topics in Children’s Literature (3 cr.) Study of a period, a genre, or a group of writers. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • ENG–B 673 Studies in Women and Literature (3 cr.) Women writers and literary representations of women.
  • ENG–B 675 Studies in American Ethnic and Minority Literature and Culture (3 cr.) May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • ENG–B 680 Special Topics in Literary Study and Theory (3 cr.) Readings in sociological, political, psychological, and other approaches to literature. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • ENG–B 688 Irish Literature and Culture (3 cr.) Study of one writer, a group of writers, a period, or a genre. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
  • ENG–B 695 Individual Readings in English (1–3 cr.) Independent study.
  • ENG–B 699 Master’s Thesis (3–6 cr.)
  • ENG–B 712 Chaucer (3 cr.) P: ENG B612, B613, or equivalent.
  • ENG–B 725 Shakespeare (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 731 Milton (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 733 Restoration and Augustan Literature (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 739 British Fiction to 1800 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 741 Romantic Literature (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 743 Victorian Literature (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 745 British Fiction 1800-1900 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 749 Twentieth-Century British Literature (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 751 Major American Writers 1700-1855 (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 753 Major American Writers 1855 to the Present (3 cr.)
  • ENG–B 780 Special Studies in British and American Literature (3 cr.)
Writing and Rhetoric
  • ENG–C 501 Teaching of Composition in College (1–2 cr.) Practical teaching of composition; current theories and policies.
  • ENG–C 505 Teaching Composition: Issues and Approaches (2–3 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. Fundamental issues in the teaching of writing. Topics include teaching invention and revision, diagnosing errors, teaching style and organization, making assignments, and evaluating student writing.
  • ENG–C 507 Writing Center Theory and Praxis (3 cr.) Examines techniques for responding to writers in writing centers, including nontraditional populations and writers in various disciplines. Understand and test cognitive, social constructionist, and collaborative theories through consulting in the writing center mentored by experience writing consultants and the director. Write journals, a case study outline, and a paper linking theory to practice.
  • ENG–C 511 Writing Fiction (3 cr.) P: Permission of the instructor.
  • ENG–C 513 Writing Poetry (3 cr.) P: Permission of the instructor.
  • ENG–C 517 Professional Scholarship in Writing Studies (3 cr.) Students will explore the development of the writing studies discipline through the past five decades, paying particular attention to the growth of creative writing, rhetoric and composition, professional writing, and literacy studies as academic fields of inquiry.
  • ENG–C 521 Introduction to Professional Writing (3 cr.) Discourse in professional disciplinary contexts (e.g., engineering, sciences, social sciences, humanities). Emphasis on research tools in professional writing and on methods of contextual, intentional, structural, and stylistic analysis.
  • ENG–C 531 Theory and Practice of Exposition (3 cr.) Primarily for secondary-school and junior-college teachers of English.
  • ENG–C 532 Advanced Argumentative Writing (3 cr.) Techniques for analyzing and constructing arguments for different disciplines and professions, especially the use of proofs, evidence, and logic; major issues of argument, such as the ethics of persuading audiences and the uses of style.
  • ENG–C 565 Theories and Practices of Editing (3 cr.) Students will examine textual and literary approaches to editing, given particular rhetorical contexts. Emphasis will be placed on how to make editorial judgments that promote editorial standards without violating authorial intent.
  • ENG–C 567 Writing for Multiple Media (3 cr.) Introduces principles and practices of multimedia design and implementation, with emphasis on writing in multimedia contexts. Students will consider ways in which new media affect the production and reception of writing and its relationship to other forms of communication (e.g., oral and visual).
  • ENG–C 576 Writers Reading (3 cr.) Investigation of how writers, readers, and texts are shaped within the contexts of literature, composition, and professional writing. Focus on using current conventions more consciously and flexibly to generate new ways of reading and writing that better serve our specific needs, desires, and goals.
  • ENG–C 590 Internship in Writing (3 cr.) A supervised internship in uses of language in the workplace. Evaluations by workplace supervisor and reports to faculty supervisor, including a portfolio of completed assignments and an evaluation of the internship experience are required.
  • ENG–C 601 History of Rhetoric (3 cr.) Development of rhetorical theory from Plato to the present, including the influence of historical rhetoric on present-day composition theory.
  • ENG–C 602 Contemporary Theories of Composition (3 cr.) Current research in rhetoric and composition. Draws on insights from linguistic theory, cognitive theory, and rhetorical theory to develop greater understanding of the writing process and build pedagogical applications.
  • ENG–C 611 Writing Fiction (3 cr.) P: C511 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated once for credit.
  • ENG–C 613 Writing Poetry (3 cr.) P: C513 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated once for credit.
  • ENG–C 620 Publications Management and Production (3 cr.) Explores the document production process and asks students to practice this process by individually creating a suite of publications and by working with a team of writers to produce a published book or website. Students study theories of publication and production as applied to writing groups.
  • ENG–C 622 Creativity and Community (3 cr.) This course addresses questions of what it means to create and be creative--as writers, scholars, teachers, professionals and citizens-within the contexts of various communities. The course’s main purpose is to develop each participant’s creativity in ways that will enhance their participation in the discourse communities of their choosing.
  • ENG–C 625 Research Methods for Professional Writers (3 cr.) Examines quantitative, qualitative, and action research practices of professional writers in the light of contemporary theories of researched writing. Takes students through the process of designing a scholarly or organizational research project, and the completion of the research proposal or prospectus.
  • ENG–C 682 Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (3 cr.) May be repeated once for credit under a different topic.
  • ENG–C 697 Independent Study in Writing (1–3 cr.) May be repeated once for credit under a different topic.
  • ENG–C 780 Special Studies in Rhetoric and Composition (3 cr.) May be repeated once for credit under a different topic.
  • ENG–D 501 Introduction to the English Language (3 cr.) An introduction to the nature, structure, and development of the English language.
  • ENG–D 552 Linguistics and the Teacher of English (3 cr.) Topics in applied English linguistics, intended for English teachers at all levels.
  • ENG–D 600 History of the English Language (3 cr.) Survey of the evolution of the English language from its earliest stages to the present, with reference to its external history and to its phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary.
  • ENG–D 601 Introduction to Old English (3 cr.) Introduction to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Old English and intensive reading of major prose and verse texts.
  • ENG–D 660 Stylistics (3 cr.) Survey of traditional and linguistic approaches to the study of prose and poetic style. Attention to the verbal characteristics of texts, what they reflect about the author, and how they affect the reader.

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