William A. Quinn
Chair of the Department
331 Kimpel Hall
479-575-4301
Email: engl@uark.edu

Department of English Website

The Department of English offers a major in English with three concentrations as well as two minors in English.

Contrary to popular opinion, English majors do quite well on the general job market.  Businesses know that in addition to being good communicators, English majors are trained to approach problems creatively and from multiple angles.  Through careful course selection, the student may prepare for postgraduate work in literature and language; meet the English requirements for secondary teaching licensure; develop writing skills; or receive preparation for careers outside academia (including law and business).  Within the major, a student may explore many areas of special interest, such as composition pedagogy, creative writing, gender studies, literature of the American south, film as text, folklore, postcolonial literature, and literature in English by Native American, African American, Arab American, and Latino/Latina American authors, as well as the more traditional historical fields of English and American literature.  All of these areas help students develop the broad, deep, flexible understanding of human expression that will help them for the rest of their lives — both culturally and in practical terms. 

Requirements for B.A. in English with Creative Writing Concentration

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in English: In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the course list below may be applied to portions of the state minimum core.

State minimum core35
World language up to the Intermediate II level12
WLIT 1113World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)3
WLIT 1123World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)3
or any 3000-level or higher literature course taught in the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures.
A minimum of 57 credit hours in English courses from the requirements below.
ENGL 1103Reading Literature3
ENGL 2043Rethinking Literature3
ENGL 3103Approaches to Critical Thinking About Literature and Culture3
Transatlantic Literature Surveys12
Transatlantic Literature from Beginnings to 1640
Transatlantic Literature from 1640 to 1865
Transatlantic Literature from 1865 to 1945
Transatlantic Literature from 1945 to Present
Diversity Requirement — choose one course from the following: 3
Topics in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture
Topics in Native American Literature and Culture
Special Topics in Diversity
Topics in Arab American Literature and Culture
Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
Topics in African-American Literature and Culture
Studies in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture
Studies in Native American Literature and Culture
Studies in Arab American Literature and Culture
Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
Studies in African American Literature and Culture
12 credit hours in ENGL courses numbered 3000-level or higher, with at least 9 credit hours from these ENGL courses numbered 4000-level or higher. Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours covering periods of study before the year 1800 and 6 credit hours covering periods of study after the year 1800. 112
Concentration hours21
General Electives10
Students who are pursuing any concentration other than Creative Writing must complete 3 credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher within their General Electives towards the University Residency Requirement (see Degree Completion Program Policy).
Total Hours120

Transfer Credit: In order to receive a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas, a student must complete at least 24 credit hours in ENGL courses numbered 3000-level or higher from the English department.

Requirements for Creative Writing Concentration

ENGL 2023Creative Writing I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2013)3
ENGL 3013Creative Writing II3
ENGL 3203Poetry3
ENGL 3213Fiction3
ENGL 4013Undergraduate Poetry Workshop3
or ENGL 4023 Undergraduate Fiction Workshop
ENGL 4303Introduction to Shakespeare3
Any ENGL or WLIT course number 3000-level or higher. 13
Total Hours21

Writing Requirement: All upper-division English courses require a research or an analytical paper except ENGL 4003 and the courses in creative writing (ENGL 3013, ENGL 4013, ENGL 4023). For this reason all students who fulfill the requirements for a major in English thereby fulfill the Fulbright College writing requirement.  In addition, 4000-level courses (except for those noted above) require more intensive research by, and more active participation from, students than 3000-level courses do and require each student to complete a paper that can be included as a writing sample with applications to graduate programs or professional schools.

Assessment Requirement: Every senior English major must take the program assessment exam administered by the department each spring semester to graduate. Exam results will not affect GPA, although the student’s score will be noted on his or her permanent academic record. This requirement may be waived in extraordinary circumstances by the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies. Contact your adviser for more information.

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1103 Reading Literature3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)3  
World language at the Elementary I level 3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
World language at the Elementary II level  3
WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)1  3
Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 2043 Rethinking Literature3  
ENGL 2053 Transatlantic Literature from Beginnings to 16403  
World language at the Intermediate I level3  
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)23  
Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
ENGL 2063 Transatlantic Literature from 1640 to 1865  3
ENGL 2073 Transatlantic Literature from 1865 to 1945  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)1  3
World language at the Intermediate II level  3
ENGL 2023 Creative Writing I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2013)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 2083 Transatlantic Literature from 1945 to Present3  
ENGL 3013 Creative Writing II3  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
U.S. History State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
ENGL 3103 Approaches to Critical Thinking About Literature and Culture (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2, 5.1, and 6.1)3  
ENGL 3213 Fiction  3
ENGL 3203 Poetry  3
Diversity Requirement  3
General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 4303 Introduction to Shakespeare3  
ENGL 4013 Undergraduate Poetry Workshop3  
ENGL electives 3000-level or higher33  
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher33  
General Electives3  
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher3  6
Any ENGL or WLIT course numbered 3000-level or higher4  3
General Electives  4
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.A. in English with Rhetoric and Writing Studies Concentration

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in English: In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the course list below may be applied to portions of the state minimum core.

State minimum core35
World language up to the Intermediate II level12
WLIT 1113World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)3
WLIT 1123World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)3
or any 3000-level or higher literature course taught in the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures.
A minimum of 57 credit hours in English courses from the requirements below.
ENGL 1103Reading Literature3
ENGL 2043Rethinking Literature3
ENGL 3103Approaches to Critical Thinking About Literature and Culture3
Transatlantic Literature Surveys12
Transatlantic Literature from Beginnings to 1640
Transatlantic Literature from 1640 to 1865
Transatlantic Literature from 1865 to 1945
Transatlantic Literature from 1945 to Present
Diversity Requirement — choose one course from the following: 3
Topics in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture
Topics in Native American Literature and Culture
Special Topics in Diversity
Topics in Arab American Literature and Culture
Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
Topics in African-American Literature and Culture
Studies in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture
Studies in Native American Literature and Culture
Studies in Arab American Literature and Culture
Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
Studies in African American Literature and Culture
12 credit hours in ENGL courses numbered 3000-level or higher, with at least 9 credit hours from these ENGL courses numbered 4000-level or higher. Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours covering periods of study before the year 1800 and 6 credit hours covering periods of study after the year 1800. 112
Concentration hours21
General Electives10
Students who are pursuing any concentration other than Creative Writing must complete 3 credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher within their General Electives towards the University Residency Requirement (see Degree Completion Program Policy).
Total Hours120

Transfer Credit: In order to receive a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas, a student must complete at least 24 credit hours in ENGL courses numbered 3000-level or higher from the English department.

Requirements for Rhetoric and Writing Studies Concentration

Select four courses from the list below:12
Essay Writing
Technical and Professional Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition 1
Style and Grammar for Professional Writers
Studies in Rhetoric and Composition 1
9 hours of general electives. Students should consult with a faculty mentor when choosing general electives in order to select courses (or a supplementary minor or degree) that best support their professional goals and concentration focus.9
Total Hours21

Writing Requirement: All upper-division English courses require a research or an analytical paper except ENGL 4003 and the courses in creative writing (ENGL 3013, ENGL 4013, ENGL 4023). For this reason all students who fulfill the requirements for a major in English thereby fulfill the Fulbright College writing requirement.  In addition, 4000-level courses (except for those noted above) require more intensive research by, and more active participation from, students than 3000-level courses do and require each student to complete a paper that can be included as a writing sample with applications to graduate programs or professional schools.

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

University/state minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1103 Reading Literature3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1 )3  
World language at the Elementary I level3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)  3
World language at the Elementary II level  3
Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
U.S. History or GovernmentState Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 2043 Rethinking Literature3  
ENGL 2053 Transatlantic Literature from Beginnings to 16403  
World language at the Intermediate I level3  
Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
ENGL 2063 Transatlantic Literature from 1640 to 1865  3
ENGL 2073 Transatlantic Literature from 1865 to 1945  3
World language at the Intermediate II level  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)1  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)2  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 2083 Transatlantic Literature from 1945 to Present3  
ENGL 3103 Approaches to Critical Thinking About Literature and Culture (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2, 5.1, and 6.1)3  
ENGL electives 3000-level or higher33  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
General Electives3  
Diversity Requirement  3
Select one course from ENGL 2013, 3053, 3603, 4003, or 4903.4  3
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher3  3
General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher36  
Select two courses from ENGL 2013, 3053, 3603, 4003, or 4903.46  
General Electives3  
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher3  3
Select one course from ENGL 2013, 3053, 3603, 4003, or 4903.4  3
General Electives  7
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for B.A. in English with Topical Concentration

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in English: In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the course list below may be applied to portions of the state minimum core.

State minimum core35
World language up to the Intermediate II level12
WLIT 1113World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)3
WLIT 1123World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)3
or any 3000-level or higher literature course taught in the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures.
A minimum of 57 credit hours in English courses from the requirements below.
ENGL 1103Reading Literature3
ENGL 2043Rethinking Literature3
ENGL 3103Approaches to Critical Thinking About Literature and Culture3
Transatlantic Literature Surveys12
Transatlantic Literature from Beginnings to 1640
Transatlantic Literature from 1640 to 1865
Transatlantic Literature from 1865 to 1945
Transatlantic Literature from 1945 to Present
Diversity Requirement — choose one course from the following: 3
Topics in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture
Topics in Native American Literature and Culture
Special Topics in Diversity
Topics in Arab American Literature and Culture
Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
Topics in African-American Literature and Culture
Studies in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture
Studies in Native American Literature and Culture
Studies in Arab American Literature and Culture
Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
Studies in African American Literature and Culture
12 credit hours in ENGL courses numbered 3000-level or higher, with at least 9 credit hours from these ENGL courses numbered 4000-level or higher. Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours covering periods of study before the year 1800 and 6 credit hours covering periods of study after the year 1800. 112
Concentration hours21
General Electives10
Students who are pursuing any concentration other than Creative Writing must complete 3 credit hours numbered 3000-level or higher within their General Electives towards the University Residency Requirement (see Degree Completion Program Policy).
Total Hours120

Transfer Credit: In order to receive a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas, a student must complete at least 24 credit hours in ENGL courses numbered 3000-level or higher from the English department.

Requirements for Topical Concentration

12 credit hours in courses from a Topical area of focus. 112
9 hours of general electives. Students should consult with a faculty mentor when choosing general electives in order to select courses (or a supplementary minor or degree) that best support their professional goals and concentration focus.9
Total Hours21

Writing Requirement: All upper-division English courses require a research or an analytical paper except ENGL 4003 and the courses in creative writing (ENGL 3013, ENGL 4013, ENGL 4023). For this reason all students who fulfill the requirements for a major in English thereby fulfill the Fulbright College writing requirement.  In addition, 4000-level courses (except for those noted above) require more intensive research by, and more active participation from, students than 3000-level courses do and require each student to complete a paper that can be included as a writing sample with applications to graduate programs or professional schools.

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1103 Reading Literature3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)3  
World language at the Elementary I level3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)  3
World language at the Elementary II level  3
Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 2043 Rethinking Literature3  
ENGL 2053 Transatlantic Literature from Beginnings to 16403  
World language at the Intermediate I level3  
Science State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
ENGL 2063 Transatlantic Literature from 1640 to 1865  3
ENGL 2073 Transatlantic Literature from 1865 to 1945  3
World language at the Intermediate II level  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)1  3
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)2  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 2083 Transatlantic Literature from 1945 to Present3  
ENGL 3103 Approaches to Critical Thinking About Literature and Culture (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2, 5.1, and 6.1)3  
ENGL electives 3000-level or higher33  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
General Electives3  
Diversity Requirement  3
Topical Area of Focus4  3
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher3  3
General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher36  
Topical Area of Focus43  
General Electives6  
ENGL electives 4000-level or higher3  3
Topical Area of Focus4  6
General Electives  4
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Minor in English

Requirements for a Minor in English: 18 hours of English (not counting ENGL 0002, ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, and ENGL 2003) to include any nine hours of transatlantic literature survey courses (chosen from ENGL 2053, ENGL 2063, ENGL 2073, and ENGL 2083) and nine additional hours chosen from English (ENGL) courses and/or World Literature (WLIT) courses numbered 3000-level or higher.

Minor in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

The minor in Rhetoric and Writing Studies provides non-English majors with advanced instruction in rhetorical studies and document design. Students will learn to examine the roles of language, writing, and communication in different social and professional settings. In addition to receiving practical instruction in effective writing, students will also develop analytical tools for understanding language as social action.

Requirements for a minor in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Students must complete 15 hours from among the following courses:15
Advanced Composition
Essay Writing
Literacy in America
Technical and Professional Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
Style and Grammar for Professional Writers
Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
Total Hours15

Honors in English

Requirements for Graduation with Honors in English: Both the College and the Departmental Honors Program in English allow upper-division undergraduates to strengthen their study of English and adapt it to their interests. Honors candidates enroll in special courses and do directed independent study and research. In addition to the college and departmental requirements for the major in English and the general college requirements for the B.A. degree, each honors candidate in English must

  1. Be accepted as an honors candidate by the department (requiring a minimum, cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in all course work),
  2. Complete at least nine hours of non-thesis honors course work, at least three hours of which must be in English,
  3. Enroll in at least three hours of Senior Thesis ENGL 498V and write an honors thesis (either a critical study or a creative writing project) under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of English, and
  4. Defend the candidate’s entire honors program in an oral examination.

Candidates may petition to enroll in a departmental graduate seminar. To complete the required thesis successfully, candidates should choose an honors thesis adviser as early as possible.  An adviser should be selected, and an Honors Agreement completed, no later than the first semester in a candidate's junior year.  Candidates who complete the honors program with merit will graduate with the distinction “English Scholar Cum Laude.” The distinctions of Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude will be awarded only for exceptional work and will be based on the candidate’s entire honors program.

English (B.A.) Teacher Licensure Requirements

Please refer to the Secondary Education Requirements for Fulbright College Students.

Students wanting to teach English in middle school should consult with a middle-level adviser in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Faculty

Bailey, Constance, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia), B.A. (Alcorn State University), Assistant Professor, 2016.
Blunschi, Jane, M.F.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Instructor, 2018.
Booker, M. Keith, Ph.D. (University of Florida), M.S., M.A. (University of Tennessee), B.A. (Vanderbilt University), Professor, 1990, 1997.
Brock, Geoffrey Arthur, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), M.F.A. (University of Florida), M.A. (University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (Florida State University), Distinguished Professor, 2005, 2020.
Burris, Sidney J., Ph.D., M.A. (University of Virginia), B.A. (Duke University), Professor, 1986, 2002.
Candido, Joseph D., Ph.D. (Indiana University at Bloomington), M.A. (University of New Hampshire), B.A. (Colby College), Professor, 1979, 1997.
Cochran, Robert Brady, Ph.D. (University of Toronto), M.A., B.S. (Northwestern University), Professor, 1976, 1987.
Davis, Geffrey, Ph.D., M.F.A., M.A. (Penn State University), B.A. (Oregon State University), Associate Professor, 2014, 2019.
Dempsey, Sean A., Ph.D., M.A. (Boston University), B.A. (Connecticut College), Associate Professor, 2009, 2022.
Gray, Laura Virginia, M.F.A. (University of Arkansas), M.A. (University of Montevallo), B.A. (University of North Alabama), Instructor, 2000, 2004.
Hallett, LewEllyn, M.F.A. (Bowling Green State University), B.A. (University of New Mexico), Instructor, 2013.
Hinrichsen, Lisa, Ph.D., M.A. (Boston University), B.A. (Wellesley College), Associate Professor, 2008, 2015.
Hurt, Bryan M., Ph.D. (University of Southern California), B.A. (Ohio State University), Assistant Professor, 2019.
Jensen, Toni, Ph.D. (Texas Tech University), M.A., B.A. (University of South Dakota), Associate Professor, 2014, 2019.
Kahf, Mohja, Ph.D., B.A. (Rutgers State University-New Brunswick), Professor, 1995, 2019.
Kayser, Casey Lee, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University), M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia), B.A. (Westminster College), Associate Professor, 2012, 2022.
Long, Mary Beth, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), B.A. (Ouachita Baptist University), Assistant Professor, 2014.
Madison, Karen L., Ph.D., M.A., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2013.
Madison, Robert D., Ph.D. (Northwestern University), M.A. (Clark University), B.A. (University of Rhode Island), Instructor, 2016.
Marren, Susan M., Ph.D., M.A. (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), B.A. (Cornell University), Associate Professor, 1995, 2002.
McCombs, Davis, M.F.A. (University of Virginia), A.B. (Harvard), Professor, 2002, 2018.
Padilla, Yajaira, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego), B.A. (University of California, Santa Cruz), Professor, 2013, 2022.
Pope, Adam, Ph.D. (Purdue University), M.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Freed-Hardeman University), Assistant Professor, 2013.
Pritchard, Eric, Ph.D., M.A., (University of Wisconsin-Madison), B.A. (Lincoln University in Pennsylvania), Associate Professor, 2021.
Quinn, William A., Ph.D., M.A. (The Ohio State University), B.A. (Xavier University), Distinguished Professor, 1979, 2018.
Raines, Anne, M.A., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2019.
Roberts, Robin, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (Mount Holyoke College), Professor, 2011.
Smith, Joshua Byron, Ph.D., M.A. (Northwestern University), B.A. (University of Illinois at Chicago), Associate Professor, 2011, 2019.
Sparks, Leigh Pryor, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.A., B.A. (Stanford University), Instructor, 2009, 2019.
Stephens, Dorothy Anne, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley), M.A. (University of Illinois-Chicago), B.A. (Northwestern University), Professor, 1992, 2008.
Szwydky-Davis, Lissette López, Ph.D., M.A. (Penn State University), B.A. (University of Miami), Associate Professor, 2013.
Teuton, Sean Kicummah, Ph.D., M.A. (Cornell University), B.A. (University of Colorado-Boulder), Professor, 2013, 2018.
Viswanathan, Padma, M.F.A. (University of Arizona), M.A. (Johns Hopkins University), B.A. (University of Alberta), Professor, 2010, 2022.
Walsh, Lora, Ph.D. (Northwestern University), M.Sc. (University of Edinburgh), B.A. (Pepperdine University), Assistant Professor, 2014.
Yandell, Kay, Ph.D., M.A. (Cornell University), B.A. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, 2013, 2018.

Courses

ENGL 0002. Writing Lab. 2 Hours.

Required corequisite course with ENGL 1013 for students with scores below 19 in ACT English or below 470 in SAT Verbal. Writing labs, practice in study skills and time management, and mentorship from instructor. Credit not applied to hours required for degree. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 1013. Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013). 3 Hours.

Teaches writing strategies for varied contexts, methods of research and integrating sources, and processes for drafting and revision. Pre- or Corequisite: ENGL 0002 or 19 or above on ACT English; or 490 or above on SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; or 80 or above on Compass Writing Skills; or 83 or above on Accuplacer Sentence Skills; or above 255 on Accuplacer Next Generation Writing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

ENGL 1013H. Honors Composition I. 3 Hours.

Composition I offered at an Honors level, with the same textbooks and major assignments. Prerequisite: ACT English scores of 28 or above or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores of 630 or above and honors student. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to ENGL 1013.

ENGL 1023. Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023). 3 Hours.

Builds on the skills, tools, and concepts presented in ENGL 1013 Composition I. Students will gain a rhetorical understanding of writing and composing genres in order to respond to different audience needs, contexts, and purposes. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or the equivalent. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)
This course is cross-listed with ENGL 1023H, ENGL 1033.

ENGL 1023H. Honors Composition II. 3 Hours.

Composition II offered at an Honors level, with the same textbooks and major assignments. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or the equivalent, ACT English scores of 28 or above or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores of 630 or above and honors student. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is cross-listed with ENGL 1023, ENGL 1033.

ENGL 1033. Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023). 3 Hours.

Composition II for Engineering and Business students, or any other students who are interested. Focuses on learning technical writing conventions and genres, such as definitions, instructions, correspondence, and proposals. Fulfills Core Curriculum requirement for ENGL 1023 Composition II. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or the equivalent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is cross-listed with ENGL 1023, ENGL 1023H.

ENGL 1033H. Honors Technical Composition II. 3 Hours.

Technical Composition II offered to Engineering and Business students, or any other students who are interested, at an Honors level, with the same textbooks and major assignments. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or the equivalent, ACT English scores of 28 or above or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores of 630 or above and honors student. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with ENGL 1023, ENGL 1023H, ENGL 1033.

ENGL 1103. Reading Literature. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to close-reading strategies for analyzing texts with scholarly care and attention. Readings will vary based on instructor expertise and interest. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 1213. Introduction to Literature. 3 Hours.

Approaches to reading and writing about fiction, drama, and poetry at the college level. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 1213H. Honors Introduction to Literature. 3 Hours.

Approaches to reading and writing about fiction, drama, and poetry at the college level. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is equivalent to ENGL 1213.

ENGL 2003. Advanced Composition. 3 Hours.

Review course in English composition. Exemption for this course may be granted for certain majors that require it by a grade of at least a "B" in ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023 (or equivalent courses from an accredited institution), by achieving a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Language and Composition Examination and the AP Literature and Composition Examination, or by achieving a 6 HL or 7 HL on the IB Examination in English. Cannot be counted toward a major in English. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

ENGL 2013. Essay Writing. 3 Hours.

Through assignments in Creative Nonfiction, from memoir to personal journalism, students will learn how form affects content, and develop their personal voice and their ability to use rhetorical techniques and strategies in all forms of writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and (ENGL 1023 or ENGL 1033 or equivalent). (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2023. Creative Writing I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2013). 3 Hours.

Beginning level workshop course in which students write original poems and stories. Reading and detailed discussion of poems and stories in anthologies is required. Designed to teach the student the fundamental techniques of fiction and poetry. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2043. Rethinking Literature. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to groupings of texts that are not usually discussed in traditional English classes, asking why some texts are considered Literature while others are not. Readings will vary based on instructor expertise and interest. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2053. Transatlantic Literature from Beginnings to 1640. 3 Hours.

A critical and historical survey of transatlantic literature from its beginnings to 1640, with attention to identifying cultural and/or historical trends of the period. Readings will vary based on instructor expertise and interest. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2063. Transatlantic Literature from 1640 to 1865. 3 Hours.

A critical and historical survey of the development of transatlantic literature from 1640 to 1865, with attention to identifying cultural and/or historical trends of the period. Readings will vary based on instructor expertise and interest. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2073. Transatlantic Literature from 1865 to 1945. 3 Hours.

A critical and historical survey of the development of transatlantic literature from 1865 to 1945, with attention to identifying cultural and/or historical trends of the period. Readings will vary based on instructor expertise and interest. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2083. Transatlantic Literature from 1945 to Present. 3 Hours.

A critical and historical survey of the development of transatlantic literature from 1945 to the present, with attention to identifying cultural and/or historical trends of the period. Readings will vary based on instructor expertise and interest. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2173. Literacy in America. 3 Hours.

A course that examines the myriad definitions of literacy (and illiteracy) and their connections to issues of social class, occupational status, economic and political structures, educational institutions, cultural organizations, and the media. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is cross-listed with CIED 2173.

ENGL 2303. English Literature from the Beginning through the 17th Century (ACTS = ENGL 2673). 3 Hours.

A critical and historical survey of the development of literature in the British Isles from its beginnings to the end of the seventeenth century. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2303C. English Literature from the Beginning through the 17th Century (ACTS = ENGL 2673). 3 Hours.

A critical and historical survey of the development of literature in the British Isles from its beginnings to the end of the seventeenth century. Lecture and drill. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is equivalent to ENGL 2303.

ENGL 2313. Survey of English Literature from 1700 to 1900 (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2683). 3 Hours.

A critical and historical survey of the development of literature in the British Isles from 1700 to 1900. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2323. Survey of Modern and Contemporary British, Irish, and Postcolonial Literature. 3 Hours.

A survey of modern and contemporary literature in English written in Great Britain, Ireland, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2343. Survey of American Lit from the Colonial Period through Naturalism (ACTS Equiv=ENGL 2653). 3 Hours.

A survey of major American writers from the colonial period to 1900. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2353. Survey of Modern and Contemporary American Literature (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2663). 3 Hours.

A survey of American writers after 1900. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 2413. Introductory Topics in English. 3 Hours.

Students will understand concepts and issues of theme, form, and motif in literary works about the designated topic. Students will improve in their abilities to read literary works carefully and critically and to write about literature correctly and cogently. Topics and content will vary from semester to semester. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ENGL 3013. Creative Writing II. 3 Hours.

Laboratory course for students who wish to attempt original work in the various literary forms. Prerequisite: ENGL 2023 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 3053. Technical and Professional Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023). 3 Hours.

Intensive practice in such types of writing as processes, descriptions of mechanism, abstracts, and laboratory and research reports. The criteria for effective written exposition in the scientific areas, including agriculture and engineering. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 3083. Professional Topics. 3 Hours.

Specialized topics related to professional issues in the humanities, e.g. academic and alternative-academic job searches, publication workshops, public humanities, and/or teaching of humanities disciplines at various levels. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with HUMN 3083.

ENGL 3103. Approaches to Critical Thinking About Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to a selection of critical methods for studying literature and culture, emphasizing careful reflection on methodological choices. Readings will vary based on instructor expertise and interest. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 3113. Folklore. 3 Hours.

Popular literature (ballads, folktales, etc.). Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ENGL 3123. Folk and Popular Music Traditions. 3 Hours.

Introduction to folk and popular music studies. Emphasis on American traditions. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ENGL 3173. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to language study with stress upon modern linguistic theory and analysis. Data drawn from various languages reveal linguistic universals as well as phonological, syntactic, and semantic systems of individual languages. Related topics: language history, dialectology, language and its relation to culture and society, the history of linguistic scholarship. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with COMM 3173, WLLC 3173.

ENGL 3203. Poetry. 3 Hours.

A critical introduction to the genre. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 3213. Fiction. 3 Hours.

A critical introduction to the genre. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ENGL 3223. Drama. 3 Hours.

The companion course of Theatre in London Study Abroad which immerses scholars in the world of theatre and culture in Britain. Students spend four weeks in London with excursions to Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Literature, performance, design and history are all explored through lectures, field trips and writing prompts. (Typically offered: Summer)

ENGL 3253. The Latinx Image in Media. 3 Hours.

Exploration of the image and experience of Latinx populations as represented in visual and print media, including film, television, news journalism, and art. Topics related to U.S. Latinx history, culture, politics, and socioeconomics will be examined in the analyses of these mediated depictions. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ENGL 3263. African Americans in Film. 3 Hours.

A survey of the history of images of African Americans in film, especially as these images are examined in the context of stereotypical renditions and/or realistic representations of African American experiences. Issues of African American history, culture, and socio-political context will be addressed in the analyses of these films. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 and advanced standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with AAST 3263, JOUR 3263, COMM 3263.

ENGL 3283. Topics in Popular Culture and Popular Genres. 3 Hours.

Survey of a broad topical area in popular culture and popular genres, such as science fiction or detective fiction. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3433. Introduction to Chaucer. 3 Hours.

Course designed primarily for undergraduates. Extensive reading in Chaucer's major works. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ENGL 3443. Topics in Literature, Medicine, and Science. 3 Hours.

Examines the intersections between medical and scientific topics and literature, with attention to specific theories, themes, genres, authors, historical moments, literary movements, or other organizing principles. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023, or equivalent in both. (Typically offered: Spring Odd Years) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3543. Topics in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of U.S. Latino/Latina literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3553. Topics in Native American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of Native American literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3573. Special Topics in Diversity. 3 Hours.

The study of literature and culture with specific focus on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equality. Courses may be organized around specific theories, themes, genres, authors, historical moments, artistic movements, comparative and intersectional approaches, or other organizing principles. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3583. Topics in Arab American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of Arab American literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. No knowledge of Arabic necessary. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3593. Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature. 3 Hours.

The study of gender or sexuality and literature, with attention to specific theories, themes, genres, authors, historical moments, literary movements, or other organizing principles. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3603. Topics in Rhetoric and Composition. 3 Hours.

The study of special topics in the field of Rhetoric and Composition. Content will vary. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3623. The Bible as Literature. 3 Hours.

The several translations of the Bible; its qualities as great literature; its influence upon literature in English; types of literary forms. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with WLIT 3623.

ENGL 3633. Writing on Social Issues. 3 Hours.

The study and application of writing on a range of social issues. Content will vary. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3713. Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

Study of the languages, literature, and civilization of the British Isles from approximately 500 to1500 CE (including Old English, Middle English, Latin, Celtic, Anglo-Norman, and Scandinavian). Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3713H. Honors Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

Study of the languages, literature, and civilization of the British Isles from approximately 500 to1500 CE (including Old English, Middle English, Latin, Celtic, Anglo-Norman, and Scandinavian). Content varies. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to ENGL 3713.

ENGL 3723. Topics in Renaissance Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of literary works of the English Renaissance, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Course content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3723H. Honors Topics in Renaissance Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of literary works of the English Renaissance, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Course content varies. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to ENGL 3723.

ENGL 3733. Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3743. Topics in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of literature of the 19th century, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical movements, or other organizing principles. Course content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3753. Topics in Modern and Contemporary British Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of a special topic in the field of modern and contemporary British literature and culture. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3763. Topics in Postcolonial Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

Survey of a broad topical area related to postcolonial literature and culture. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3833. Topics in American Literature and Culture to 1900. 3 Hours.

The study of American literature and culture to 1900, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, or other organizing principles. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3843. Topics in Modern and Contemporary American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of a special topic in the field of modern and contemporary American literature and culture. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3853. Topics in African-American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of African American literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with AAST 3853.

ENGL 3863. Topics in Literature and Culture of the American South. 3 Hours.

The study of works of literature of the American South, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3873. Seminar in Medical Humanities. 3 Hours.

Combines literary and critical texts that lead students to consider the ways in which literature and the humanities enrich and inform medical education and practice. Students will practice critical analysis and reflection to instill in them a commitment to compassionate, community responsive, and culturally competent medical care. (Typically offered: Spring)

ENGL 3873H. Honors Seminar in Medical Humanities. 3 Hours.

Combines literary and critical texts that lead students to consider the ways in which literature and the humanities enrich and inform medical education and practice. Students will practice critical analysis and reflection to instill in them a commitment to compassionate, community responsive, and culturally competent medical care. (Typically offered: Spring)
This course is equivalent to ENGL 3873.

ENGL 3903. Special Topics. 3 Hours.

Survey of a broad topical area related to literature and culture but not otherwise encompassed by the curriculum. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 3923H. Honors Colloquium. 3 Hours.

Covers a special topic or issue. Offered as part of the honors program. Prerequisite: honor candidacy (not restricted to candidacy in English). (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

ENGL 4003. Style and Grammar for Professional Writers. 3 Hours.

Study of English style and grammar at an advanced level for students who plan to teach writing or practice as professional or technical writers. (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)

ENGL 4013. Undergraduate Poetry Workshop. 3 Hours.

Gives close attention to individual manuscripts in a workshop environment. Prerequisite: ENGL 3013 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4023. Undergraduate Fiction Workshop. 3 Hours.

Gives close attention to individual manuscripts in a workshop environment. Prerequisite: ENGL 3013 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ENGL 4113. Undergraduate Independent Study. 3 Hours.

Undergraduate original research and writing. Prerequisite: 'B' average and two-thirds (21 hours) of regular requirements for English major completed. Departmental approval and instructor approval required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4133. Writing Nature. 3 Hours.

Study of writings about nature, both scientific and literary. Examination of the basis of each author's relationship with (and definition of) the natural world while examining the literary/aesthetic aspects of that experience. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Spring) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4133H. Honors Writing Nature. 3 Hours.

Study of writings about nature, both scientific and literary. Examination of the basis of each author's relationship with (and definition of) the natural world while examining the literary/aesthetic aspects of that experience. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Spring) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to ENGL 4133.

ENGL 4143. American Film Survey. 3 Hours.

A survey of major American genres, major directors, and films that have influenced the development of motion pictures. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with COMM 4143.

ENGL 4193. Undergraduate Internship in English. 3 Hours.

Internship changes depending on availability and student interest. Prerequisite: Junior standing and department consent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4303. Introduction to Shakespeare. 3 Hours.

Extensive reading in Shakespeare's comedies, histories, tragedies, and nondramatic poetry. (Typically offered: Fall)

ENGL 4503. Introduction to Literary Theory. 3 Hours.

A historical survey of literary theory from Plato onwards. (Typically offered: Irregular)

ENGL 4513. Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory. 3 Hours.

A survey of contemporary trends in literary criticism. Emphasis will be placed on engaging the practices of a particular theory. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4523. Studies in U.S. Latino/Latina Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of U.S. Latino/a literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4553. Studies in Native American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of Native American literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4563. Studies in Major Authors. 3 Hours.

The concentrated study of works by one or more major authors. At least one major paper will be required. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4573. Studies in Major Literary Movements. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the literature either of a major literary movement such as Romanticism or Modernism or of a more specific topic such as Utopianism in twentieth-century writing. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4583. Studies in Arab American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of Arab American literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. Research paper required. No knowledge of Arabic necessary. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4593. Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Literature. 3 Hours.

The study of gender or sexuality and literature, with attention to specific theories, themes, genres, authors, historical moments, literary movements, or other organizing principles. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4603. Special Studies. 3 Hours.

Concentrated study of a specific topical area related to literature and culture but not otherwise encompassed by the curriculum. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4603H. Honors Special Studies. 3 Hours.

Concentrated study of a specific topical area related to literature and culture but not otherwise encompassed by the curriculum. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.
This course is equivalent to ENGL 4603.

ENGL 4673. Special Studies in Diversity. 3 Hours.

The study of literature and culture with specific focus on issues of diversity and inclusion. May be organized around specific theories, themes, genres, authors, or other organizing principles. At least one major research paper will be required. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4713. Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

Study of the languages, literature, and civilization of the British Isles from approximately 500 to 1500 CE (including Old English, Middle English, Celtic, Anglo-Norman, and Scandinavian). Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4723. Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of literary works of the English Renaissance, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Course content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4733. Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature. 3 Hours.

The study of Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4743. Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of literature of the nineteenth century, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical movements, or other organizing principles. Course content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4753. Studies in Modern and Contemporary British Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of modern and contemporary British literature and culture. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4763. Studies in Postcolonial Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of postcolonial literature and culture. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4833. Studies in American Literature and Culture to 1900. 3 Hours.

The study of American literature and culture to 1900, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, or other organizing principles. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4843. Studies in Modern and Contemporary American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of modern and contemporary American literature and culture, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, or other organizing principles. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4853. Studies in African American Literature and Culture. 3 Hours.

The study of works of African American literature, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with AAST 4853.

ENGL 4863. Studies in Literature and Culture of the American South. 3 Hours.

The study of works of literature of the American South, with attention to particular themes, genres, authors, literary movements, historical moments, or other organizing principles. Content varies. At least on major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4903. Studies in Rhetoric and Composition. 3 Hours.

Concentrated study of a specific topical area related to Rhetoric and Composition. Content varies. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 4933. Studies in Popular Culture and Popular Genres. 3 Hours.

The study of a focused topical area in popular culture and popular genres, such as science fiction or detective fiction. Content varies. At least one major research paper will be required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

ENGL 498V. Senior Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of English. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.