English (ENGL)

ENGL 100 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course is designed to introduce students from a variety of academic backgrounds to the major literary genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction. Students will learn and practice the skills of close reading, interpretation, and literary analysis through discussion and critical writing about literature and language. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 104 - READING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Short Title: READING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This freshman seminar is an exploration of the genre of Autobiography, from St. Augustine to the present, and serves as an introduction to critical issues of narrative and how it is deployed within different autobiographical texts. Emphasis on writing clear prose and development of literary analytical skills is also a primary component of this course. Open to first year students only, any and all others will be removed. Cross-list: FSEM 104.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 121 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN ENGLISH

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT IN ENGLISH

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 122 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN ENGLISH

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT IN ENGLISH

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 175 - GLOBAL LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

Short Title: GLOBAL LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to global literary studies and critical writing in which students study a range of literatures in English. The subject is twentieth-century modernism and its successors; postmodernism; and postcolonialism.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 200 - CRITICAL READING AND WRITING

Short Title: CRITICAL READING AND WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A course designed for and required of all prospective English majors. Emphasis is on close reading, literary interpretation, and critical writing. Attention is paid to the major genres (poetry, drama, and fiction) across a range of historical periods.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 201 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING

Short Title: INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A course dedicated to the study and craft of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Through engaged reading and creative exercises, students will analyze the use of various elements of creative writing - including image, voice, tension, character, setting, and story. Students will develop a writing portfolio as well as a sense of the possibilities inherent in and unique to each genre.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 202 - THE CREATIVE CULTURAL ESSAY

Short Title: THE CREATIVE CULTURAL ESSAY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A course dedicated to the craft of the cultural essay: writing that analyzes and creatively engages the art forms, texts, and cultural experiences that move us, challenge us, and compel us to write through our responses to the world. Students will develop prose skills, a portfolio, and a sense of today's publishing environment.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 203 - TOPICS IN CREATIVE WRITING

Short Title: TOPICS IN CREATIVE WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introductory, variable topics workshop in creative writing that asks students to work in multiple genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviewing, etc.). Topics will vary from semester to semester and may include "Food Writing," "Writing Green," "Persona," and more. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: english.rice.edu

ENGL 204 - FORMS OF POETRY

Short Title: FORMS OF POETRY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course examines the fundamental architecture of poetry. How do poets create a sense of shape? What are the nuts and bolts of a poem? Students will read widely in the history of poetry from traditional meters and historical forms to contemporary free verse and experimental or open forms. Part workshop and part seminar, this course will feature critical and creative assignments and is designed for majors and non-majors, writers and non-writers alike.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 210 - MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS: CHAUCER - 1800

Short Title: BRIT. WRITERS:CHAUCER - 1800

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A survey of representative British authors of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the 18th century for both majors and non-majors.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 211 - MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS: 1800 TO PRESENT

Short Title: MJR BRIT WRITERS:1800-PRESENT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A survey of representative British authors of the 19th and 20th centuries for both majors and non-majors.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 212 - SURVEY OF OLD ENGLISH

Short Title: SURVEY OF OLD ENGLISH

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to Old English Literature, this course will focus on the following: Anglo-Saxon literature and culture, especially the tradition of oral poetry, the textuality of manuscripts, and the relationship between the spoken and written word.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 222 - THE WORLD AND SOUTH ASIA

Short Title: WORLD AND SOUTH ASIA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to important 20th and 21st-century writers in English from South Asia - the region that includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Readings include award-winning and bestselling works (fiction and non-fiction) by writers who address a wide range of issues including national and cultural identity, colonialism, sexuality, religion, globalization and political violence. Cross-list: ASIA 222.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 240 - STUDIES IN TEXTUAL MEDIA

Short Title: TEXTUAL MEDIA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Approaches to media as objects of analysis and study including historical, comparative, literary and methodological approaches to print and other textual media. Course may focus on one or more of the following: film; print; digital technologies; electronic literature; visual culture; advertising and popular culture.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 245 - INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Short Title: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Interdisciplinary study of cultural forms as diverse as poetry, advertisement, and film as well as topical interdisciplinary courses on literature and the arts, psychology, cultural studies, film media, anthropology, social theory, philosophy, law, and ethics. Taught by English Department Ph.D. candidates. Cross-list: HURC 245. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 250 - MASTERWORKS OF FICTION

Short Title: MASTERWORKS OF FICTION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course designed to introduce first and second year students to the intellectual, historical and aesthetic importance of the novelistic tradition. Selection of masterworks from the 19th century to the present may include Austen, Dickens, Flaubert, James, Woolf, Ellison, Nabokov, Rushdie, and Franzen.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 251 - MASTERWORKS OF POETRY

Short Title: MASTERWORKS OF POETRY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course designed to introduce first and second year students to significant works of the poetic tradition, from ancient to contemporary, and from American and English masterworks to world poetry in translation.

ENGL 255 - THE IDEA OF SHAKESPEARE

Short Title: SHAKESPEARE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Who was Shakespeare? How do we understand the global multimedia icon that is "Shakespeare"? Designed for non-majors or for potential English majors, this course offers an introductory approach to the works of William Shakespeare and to the Shakespeare "phenomenon" through close attention to his poems, play texts, and after effects.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 260 - INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: INTRO TO THE STUDY OF AMER LIT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A survey of representative U.S. authors from the 18th century to the present designed for both majors and non-majors.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 265 - JEWISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: JEWISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A survey of Jewish-American literature from the early 20th century to the present. The course explores novels, poems, non-fiction prose, and film in context of the literary, social and political movements of the last century. Writers may include: Kahane, Yezierska, Miller, Stein, Olsen, Ginsberg, Ozick, Roth, Rich, Chaybon, Foer.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 267 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: INTRO TO AFRICAN AMER LIT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to the history and traditions of African American literature. Course will examine the poetry, essays, and fiction by people of African descent from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 268 - INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This multi-genre course introduces students to Native American literature through the contemporary novel, autobiography, critical essays, poetry, and film. An awareness of historical, cultural, and political movements important to American Indian peoples will supplement literary analysis. The class will address issues of sovereignty, land claims, activism, and identity.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 269 - GREEN WORLDS: SCIENCE FICTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Short Title: SCI FI AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Examines the ways that science fiction has expressed and challenged ideas about nature, culture, society and politics and imagined alternative 'green' worlds. Will focus on authors such as Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler and Paolo Bacigalupi: films such as "Wall-E" and "Avatar": and accessible secondary criticism. Cross-list: ENST 265.

ENGL 270 - ASPECTS OF MODERN LITERATURE

Short Title: ASPECTS OF MODERN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to modern/postmodern culture that may include readings of novels, plays, short stories, poems, psychoanalytic theory, and art criticism/philosophy. The emphasis is on reading and interpreting different kinds of texts in broad cultural contexts.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 272 - LITERATURE AND MEDICINE

Short Title: LITERATURE AND MEDICINE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Designed for, but not limited to, students interested in the medical profession, this course introduces the study of medicine through reading imaginative literature--novels, plays, essays, poems--by and about doctors and patients, focusing on understanding ethical issues and on developing critical and interpretive skills.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 273 - MEDICINE AND MEDIA

Short Title: MEDICINE AND MEDIA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An interdisciplinary exploration of the role of imaging technologies in the practice of medicine, and the role of mass media in shaping our understandings of the body, health, and disease. This course examines visual media structure "ways of seeing" for physicians and for the public. Emphasis will be placed on developing media literacy skills. Cross-list: SWGS 273.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 274 - LITERATURE AND RELIGION

Short Title: LITERATURE AND RELIGION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Literature and Religion examines the place of religious thought in literature and culture from the pre-modern to the modern world. The course examines how religious problems and questions from an investment in a theological world view to the critique of God and the providence have shaped literary form and function.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 275 - INTRODUCTION TO FILM: FILM CRITICISM

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO FILM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A writing-intensive course that teaches students to view films analytically and to write film criticism. Each week, students will view a film, read criticism of that film, and write their own review of the film. Screenings will be taken from important movements in world cinema history. Cross-list: FILM 273, HART 285.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 277 - LITERATURE AND FORENSICS

Short Title: LITERATURE AND FORENSICS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This pre-law course develops the skills necessary for legal and other argumentative writing. We learn the tactics associated with the interpretation of texts, muster evidence, and employ persuasive rhetorics. The course doubles its forensic investment by working through literary, historical and legal texts.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 278 - MEDICINE IN THE AGE OF NETWORKED INTELLIGENCE

Short Title: MED IN AGE OF NETWORKED INTELL

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course imagines and predicts the future of medicine at its evolving intersection with technology. Examines how developments in mobile, social, personal and global health are transforming medical research, communication, practice. Emphasis on active learning through hands-on creative projects. Topics include social media, quantified self, big data, ethics, doctor-patient relationship.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 286 - CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY FILM AND THEORY

Short Title: CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY FILM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A course focusing on contexts such as movies and ads, familiar plots and conventions define their significance. Cross-list: HART 286.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 290 - TOPICS IN LITERARY AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Short Title: LITERARY CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introductory courses that cover a range of texts in social, political and aesthetic contexts, and can also include introductory courses on literary theory, cultural theory, and narrative. Please consult English department website for specific details. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 299 - ENGLISH LITERATURE AND THE PUBLIC HUMANITIES

Short Title: ENGLISH LIT/PUBLIC HUMANITIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: In this course, students learn to apply critical humanistic methods to issues of public importance, especially in the Houston area. Participants study necessary applications of humanistic inquiry to civic life and contribute to this work themselves. Consult the Humanities Research Center or the English department for more information. Cross-list: HURC 299. Repeatable for Credit.

ENGL 300 - PRACTICES OF LITERARY STUDY: READING METHODS

Short Title: PRACTICES OF LITERARY STUDY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that identifies and explores key concepts of recent critical writing. Students read short texts of contemporary theory and discuss the relation between theory and literature. Required for English majors.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 301 - INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING

Short Title: INTRO TO FICTION WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that teaches the fundamentals of fiction writing, and includes a mixture of reading and writing assignments. The goal is for each student to produce two short stories possessing imaginative ingenuity, structural integrity, and literary merit by the end of the semester.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 302 - SCREENWRITING

Short Title: SCREENWRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will introduce students to the art and craft of screenwriting through a focused study of terminology, formatting and cinematic technique. Assignments will include writing exercises, weekly viewing of films and readings of screenplays. Students will write their own treatments, outlines and full-length screenplays. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 303 - PLAYWRITING

Short Title: PLAYWRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Playwriting will explore and engage in various rudiments, skills, practices, stagings and performances of stage plays.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 304 - INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING

Short Title: INTRO TO POETRY WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to poetry writing through the study of contemporary poets and the writing of poems. The class will pay extensive attention to such elements of poetry as imagery, figurative language, tone, syntax, and form in order to create a vocabulary for students to discuss their own poems. Students' poems will be critiqued by the class in a workshop setting.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 305 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING

Short Title: INTRO CREATIVE NONFICT WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course in reading and writing creative nonfiction prose for the beginning writer. Sections may focus on a range of nonfiction genres or one specific form, e.g. personal essay/memoir, travel narratives, literary journalism, science and nature writing.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 306 - TOPICS IN FICTION WRITING

Short Title: TOPICS IN FICTION WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics workshop in the writing of fiction. Topics will vary from semester to semester and may include "Fairytales, Folklore, Fantasy, and Fright," "Persona," "Experiments in Fiction," and more. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 307 - TOPICS IN POETRY WRITING

Short Title: TOPICS IN POETRY WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics workshop in the writing of poetry. topics will vary from semester to semester and may include "Sonnet, Elegy, Ode," "Writing Green," "The Art of the Archive," "Poems and Paintings," and more. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 309 - TOPICS IN CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING

Short Title: TOPICS IN CREATIVE NONFICTION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics workshop in the writing of creative nonfiction. Topics will vary from semester to semester and may include "Nature Writing," "Life Writing," "History of the Essay," and more. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 311 - TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE AND/OR CULTURE

Short Title: MEDIEVAL TOPICS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A special course in Medieval literature and/or culture. Topics will vary.

ENGL 312 - TOPICS IN OLD ENGLISH

Short Title: TOPICS IN OLD ENGLISH

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A various topics course that includes a wide range of reading of poems, prose, materials from chronicle, myth, and legend. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Cross-list: MDEM 312. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 313 - BEOWULF FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Short Title: BEOWULF FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A close reading of Beowulf with attention to Anglo-Saxon culture and Old English poetics. Cross-list: MDEM 313.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 314 - MEDIEVAL ROMANCE

Short Title: MEDIEVAL ROMANCE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that examines the development of romance as a genre during the medieval period. Cross-list: MDEM 319.

ENGL 315 - MEDIEVAL CULTURES THROUGH FILM

Short Title: MEDIEVAL CULTURES THROUGH FILM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An interdisciplinary course exploring the literature, art, philosophy, history, music, and science of the Middle Ages, with films by Pasolini, Bergman, Dreyer, Einstein, Annaud, Vigne, and others, and highlighted by a medieval banquet. Cross-list: MDEM 315.

ENGL 316 - CHAUCER

Short Title: CHAUCER

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Middle English, and the political and cultural climate of the fourteenth century. Cross-list: MDEM 316, SWGS 305.

ENGL 317 - ARTHURIAN LITERATURE

Short Title: ARTHURIAN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the origins and development of the Arthurian legend from the earliest chronicles in the sixth century and later medieval French, Welsh, Irish, and English Arthurian poems to modern adaptations of Arthurian material, including films. Cross-list: MDEM 317, SWGS 301.

ENGL 319 - INTRODUCTION TO RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

Short Title: INTRO RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Some of the greatest drama, poetry, and art in the Western tradition (British or European) flourished amid the religious and political tumult of the Renaissance. This course will survey the work of Renaissance literary figures who have profoundly influenced Western thought and culture, and it will introduce students to terminology and methods for analyzing them.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 320 - SHAKESPEARE ON FILM

Short Title: SHAKESPEARE ON FILM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that examines both the text of selected Shakespearean plays and films based on them, focusing on the difference between film and drama.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 321 - EARLY SHAKESPEARE

Short Title: EARLY SHAKESPEARE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of representative early Shakespearean plays, including tragedies, comedies, and histories. Plays vary from year to year.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 322 - LATE SHAKESPEARE

Short Title: LATE SHAKESPEARE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A performance oriented examination of representative late Shakespearean plays, including tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances. Plays vary from year to year.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 323 - RENAISSANCE DRAMA

Short Title: RENAISSANCE DRAMA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course focusing on selected plays of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, read both for their literary significance and for the way they were part of the period's social, economic, and political forces. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 325 - STUDY ABROAD: RICE ENGL MAJORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Short Title: STUDY ABROAD: RICE AT EXETER

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: Special course for the transfer credit of pre-approved coursework taken at the University of Exeter, as part of the English department's study abroad program for English majors at the University of Exeter. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ENGL 326 - EARLY MODERN LITERATURE

Short Title: EARLY MODERN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course focusing on various genres of English literature from the early modern period. Topics vary and have recently included "Love, Sex and Death in the Renaissance" and "Heaven and Hell." Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 328 - MILTON

Short Title: MILTON

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course on the major poems and prose of John Milton. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ENGL 528. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ENGL 328 and ENGL 528.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 330 - ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL

Short Title: ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course focusing on the most important literary innovation of the 18th-century: the birth of the novel. We will examine the modern social and cultural forces crucial to and inextricable from this watershed development: the emergence of liberalism, conservatism, feminism, class, secular culture, the sex/gender system, individualism, and the separation of public and private spheres.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 331 - TOPICS IN 18TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

Short Title: TOPICS IN 18TH C. BRITISH LIT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that covers the major themes, forms, authors, and genres in 18th-century British literature. Topics may include studies in the early novel tradition, literature's connection to Enlightenment innovations in philosophy, politics, social structure, religion, and gender relations. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 332 - LITERATURE OF THE BRITISH ENLIGHTENMENT

Short Title: LIT OF BRITISH ENLIGHTENMENT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that examines a representative range of British prose and poetry from 1660-1790, the period known as the Enlightenment. This was a volatile age of plots, revolution, philosophical and scientific innovation, and literary transformation. Our readings will cover poems of several genres, short prose narratives, essays and philosophical treatises

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 333 - 18TH CENTURY BRITISH FICTION

Short Title: 18TH CENTURY BRITISH FICTION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that explores the emergence and consolidation of the English novel and its dynamic relationship to many other 18th-century legacies: the modern individual, capitalism, civil society, the middle class, democracy, and colonialism.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 336 - IRISH LITERATURE

Short Title: IRISH LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that surveys Irish Literature since the 19th century and includes poetry, drama, and fiction. It focuses upon the political turmoil preceding and following the War of independence as well as debates concerning the ideological operations of literature. Some authors covered may be, Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, O’Brien, Bowen, Heaney and Boland. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 338 - SURVEY OF BRITISH ROMANTICISM

Short Title: SURVEY OF BRITISH ROMANTICISM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A multi-genre course on the Romantic period. This course will explore the excesses, extremes, and diversities of British Romanticism across a variety of media: plays, tales, confessions, novels, and satires (including illustrations, paintings, and visual spectacles).

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 339 - ROMANTICISM IN RUINS

Short Title: ROMANTICISM IN RUINS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The incomplete ruins - fragments - fascinate us. The course examines how this concern forms in the Romantic Period and how it remains relevant today. It focuses on texts (novels, poems, philosophy, history) and visual art; most sources will be Romantic, some contemporary (e.g. Wordsworth, Volney, Schlegel, Piranesi, Shelley, Burke, Sebald).

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 341 - VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: VICTORIAN LITERATURE & CULTURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A multi-genre course that explores the array of creative works that examines the Victorian period through poetry, non-fiction prose, fiction, art and material culture.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 342 - SURVEY OF VICTORIAN FICTION

Short Title: VICTORIAN FICTION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the many genres of the nineteenth-century novel, this course will try to come to terms with some of the insistent questions posed by and through the fiction of the period. Cross-list: SWGS 372.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 343 - JANE AUSTEN'S WORLDS

Short Title: JANE AUSTEN'S WORLDS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An exploration of Jane Austen as Regency writer and contemporary icon. The course will focus both on Austen's writing her novels, her juvenilia and her letters and on visual and textual adaptations of her work. Cross-list: SWGS 343.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 346 - 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

Short Title: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LIT.

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the British novel from Kipling to Rushdie, focusing on the highlights of high modernism, the shift in the center of gravity from England itself to the colonies, and the narrative necessities that arise from different cultures and politics.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 350 - SURVEY OF EUROPEAN FICTION: 20TH CENTURY

Short Title: EUROPEAN FICTION: 20TH CENTURY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of political and formal developments in French, German, Russian, and Eastern European novels by writers such as Proust, Hacek, Pasternak, Hrabal, and Boll.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 351 - THE CITY IN LITERATURE

Short Title: THE CITY IN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Since 1700, literature's most important work has been to explain the city's effect on consciousness and modern individuality - in British, European, and American societies; in historical, cultural, and political terms; in poetry, drama, and fiction. The Unreal City can only be imagined.

Course URL: english.rice.edu

ENGL 353 - MODERN DRAMA

Short Title: MODERN DRAMA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of plays from traditions of 20th century and contemporary theatre and performance, including work by O'Neill, Williams, Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard, Albee, Shepard, Mamet, Parks, and Kane. Course will include writing critical papers and some performance.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 354 - QUEER LITERARY CULTURES

Short Title: QUEER LITERARY CULTURES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to queer literary theory by reading works in several genres, from Sappho to the present day, including Shakespeare, Dickinson, Tennyson, Whitman, Proust, Stein and Woolf. Cross-list: SWGS 364.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 355 - MODERN SHORT STORY: TOWARDS AN ETHICS OF FICTION

Short Title: MODERN SHORT STORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of great modern short fiction with emphasis on reading as an ethical enterprise. Selected critical essays complement works from Melville to Maupassant, Flaubert to Kafka to O'Connor as we talk about alienation and solitude, death and violence and the vicissitudes of family. Does not count toward French major. Cross-list: FREN 355. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level course or above in English or French Studies, or HUMA 101 or 102.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 356 - MODERNISMS

Short Title: MODERNISMS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An exploration of modernist work from the late 19th century to World War II. Course includes fiction, poetry, film, painting, theatre, music and theories of art.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 357 - ORIGINS OF THE POSTMODERN

Short Title: ORIGINS OF THE POSTMODERN

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of diverse cultural manifestations of the "postmodern" through the last half of the twentieth century. Popular music, novels, plays, film, art, and fairy tales may be discussed.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 358 - CONSUMPTION AND CONSUMERISM

Short Title: CONSUMPTION & CONSUMERISM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An exploration of the history, philosophy and culture of eating, drinking, shopping and other forms of consuming. Featuring detailed analysis of literatures in English, visual art, music, film and food.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 359 - WRITING ON/WRITING OFF NEW ORLEANS

Short Title: WRITING ON/OFF NEW ORLEANS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of the relation between New Orleans and the writing in and about it. Works by Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Walker Percy, Eudora Welty, John Kennedy Toole, Michael Ondaatje, and others will be studied. Students will create their own New Orleans text in a final paper.

Course URL: english.rice.edu

ENGL 360 - AMERICAN LITERATURE: BEFORE 1860

Short Title: AMER LITERATURE: BEFORE 1860

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that focuses careful attention on complete reading on a number of the most significant traditionally valued texts of the "American Renaissance."

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 361 - AMERICAN LITERATURE 1860-1910

Short Title: AMERICAN LITERATURE 1860-1910

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the literature of the major authors of the period, that might include Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Crane, Henry James, and others.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 362 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN FICTION 1910-1950

Short Title: SURVEY OF AMER FICT 1910-1950

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the fiction of the first half of the 20th century, one of the great periods of social turmoil and intense artistic experimentation. Authors may include Chopin, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Toomer, Faulkner, Hurston, Barnes.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 363 - AMERICAN FICTION 1950-PRESENT

Short Title: AMERICAN FICTION 1950-PRESENT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of the narrative experiments and trends of the period, from 1950 to the present.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 364 - AMERICAN POETRY 1900-1960

Short Title: AMERICAN POETRY 1900 - 1960

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of representative American poets of the period. These may include Gertrude Stein, Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, T.S. Eliot.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 365 - AMERICAN POETRY 1960-PRESENT

Short Title: AMERICAN POETRY 1960-PRESENT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of contemporary U.S. poetry: poets studied may include Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Hayden, Randall Jarell, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Denise Levertov, James Merrill, John Ashbury, Philip Levine, Anne Sexton, and others.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 366 - TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course focusing on themes, movements or genres across several periods of American literature. Topics may include immigration, modernism, and post-nationalism. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 367 - LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE US-MEXICO BORDERLANDS

Short Title: LIT & CULT, US-MEX BORDERLANDS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course focuses on the cross-national cultures of the US-Mexico borderlands with attention to key issues in the history of the region: haunted modernities, organized resistance, migration, labor, and the traffic in bodies, drugs, and other goods. Readings include novels, short stories, critical essays, histories, film, and video. Cross-list: SWGS 367.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 368 - LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Short Title: LITERATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that asks the question: How does literature express or shape environmental values? In this class we will read American fiction and nonfiction exploring the relationship between human and nonhuman nature. Cross-list: ENST 368.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 369 - THE AMERICAN WEST AND ITS OTHERS

Short Title: THE AMERICAN WEST & ITS OTHERS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of a body of literature, film, and critical theory about the American West and the concept of regionalism. Explores region in relation to the nation and its borders, global media, coloniality, indigeneity and race, gender, and an ethics of place. Cross-list: SWGS 329.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 370 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that traces, through various genres and themes, African American literary history from the late eighteenth century to the present. Attention is given to theories and critiques of African American literature and culture. Cross-list: SWGS 370.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 371 - CHICANO/A LITERATURE

Short Title: CHICANO/A LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A mixed-genre course focusing on the Chicano movement, the Chicano renaissance, and alternative literary and mythic traditions associated with them. Cross-list: SPPO 354, SWGS 354.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 372 - THE AMERICAN WEST/AMERICAS

Short Title: THE AMERICAN WEST/AMERICAS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An investigation of U.S. Western concerns as they encounter the cultures, literatures, economies, ecologies, languages, and peoples of the Americas. Comparative study of notions of frontier, borders, the state, the Other. Attention to knowledges traveling south to north via immigration, narco-culture, and Latin Americanist scholarship.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 373 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN FILM AND CULTURE

Short Title: SURVEY OF AMER FILM & CULTURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that explores the history of cinema in the U.S. from its origins to the present day. Cross-list: FILM 373, HART 380.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 374 - CINEMA STUDIES

Short Title: CINEMA STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course central to the study of cinema theory, criticism, and history. Repeatable for Credit.

ENGL 375 - FILM AND LITERATURE

Short Title: FILM AND LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An exploration of twelve masterpieces of world cinema, with special attention to the texts (when applicable) on which they are based. Some of the filmmakers covered: Akira Kurosawa, Jean Renoir, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean-Luc Godard, Roberts Bresson, Ingmar Bergman, Howard Hawks, and Kar Wai Wong.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 377 - ART AND LITERATURE

Short Title: ART AND LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An exploration of how artworks in various media become meaningful at the level of detail. This work will entail learning how to look, think, and feel at the same time. Key authors and artists may include Vermeer(painting), Hitchcock(film), Hammett(detective fiction).

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 378 - LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS

Short Title: LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A mixed-genre variable topics course that examines literatures in English from North and South America, including the Caribbean. The focus of the course may vary from a survey of a specific geographical region or a group of writers, to a theme that incorporates more than one geographical region or national literature. Cross-list: SWGS 378. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 379 - INTRODUCTION TO THIRD WORLD LITERATURE

Short Title: INTRO THIRD WORLD LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that primarily surveys fiction, poetry, drama, film (in English) from postcolonial contexts, especially those of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Indian subcontinent. Authors discussed may include Rushdie, Narayan, Roy, Wolcott, Ngugi, Coetzee, and Achebe.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 380 - CONTEMPORARY ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY ANGLOPHONE LIT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that focuses on literatures in English that emerge in the wake of European colonialism, except those from the United States. Writers might include those from Africa, Australia, Canada, India, or the Caribbean. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 381 - TOPICS IN WOMEN WRITERS

Short Title: WOMEN WRITERS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that focuses on women writers from various traditions. Cross-list: SWGS 327. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 382 - FEMINIST THEORY

Short Title: FEMINIST THEORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course focusing on concepts that drive and divide social movements centered on gender equality, women's issues, and sexual identity in the two-thirds and one-third world, among them feminism; the body; race; labor; rights, needs, and desires. Cross-list: SWGS 380.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 384 - AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA

Short Title: AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores the history of filmmaking outside of Hollywood in the United States throughout the 20th century, emphasizing the period from 1959 to the present. Special attention to the contributions of marginalized communities and the art world, innovative film styles, and the interdependence of alternative and mainstream media cultures. Cross-list: FILM 384.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 385 - FILM STUDIES

Short Title: FILM STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that may focus on such areas as film genres, national cinemas, world cinema, directors or other thematically organized topics. Cross-list: FILM 385. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ENGL 589. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ENGL 385 and ENGL 589. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 386 - MEDICAL MEDIA ARTS LAB

Short Title: MEDICAL MEDIA ARTS LAB

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students will collaborate with health professionals to create solutions to real-world medical communication, visualization and design problems. Working individually and in teams, students will apply critical thinking and theory to hands-on design. Projects may include production of short videos, infographics, app development, 3-D virtual models, creative writing, and other media arts. Cross-list: FILM 381.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 387 - CULTURAL STUDIES

Short Title: CULTURAL STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that may focus on one or more theorist, on a genre or theme, or on debates within the field of cultural studies. Recent topics have included film, mass culture, Marx, and contemporary ethnic studies. Not limited in period, scope, or geography. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 388 - MEDIA STUDIES

Short Title: MEDIA STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that addresses interdisciplinary approaches to studying the relationships between film, photography, television, and digital technologies such as the internet and computer-generated imaging. Cross-list: FILM 386. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 389 - YOUTH STUDIES

Short Title: YOUTH STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course exploring the cultural productions of youth, their social geographies, and youth as a critical field important to the theorization of activism, technology, law and incarceration, medicine, consumerism, citizenship, immigration, labor, posthumanism. Previous topics: Generation X, Third Wave Feminism, Obama and the Youth Vote, Twilight culture, Harry Potter & Gen Y. Cross-list: SWGS 389.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 390 - INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey course of the art and theory of the theatre through an examination of dramatic literature from the Greeks through the modern era. The course will also explore the craft of the theatre as it is practiced today. Requires attending several theatre productions in local Houston venues. Cross-list: THEA 303.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 392 - CONTEMPORARY POETRY

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY POETRY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An in-depth analysis of contemporary poetry and poetics, from a variety of national traditions that raises questions about tradition and innovation, the personal and the political, aesthetics, technique, and experience. Readings will focus on the rich variety of work written in English between the last decades of the twentieth century and the present.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 393 - BLACK MANHATTAN: 1915-1940

Short Title: BLACK MANHATTAN: 1915-1940

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of the key figures, political movements, and black radicalisms and nationalisms that are remembered as part of the Harlem Renaissance. We will focus on the effects of WWI, the Depression, and segregation on black cultural expression.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 396 - LITERARY GENRES

Short Title: LITERARY GENRES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that offers an in-depth look at a particular literary genre or subgenre over a range of historical periods. Topics may include detective fiction, romance, the novel, magical realism, the lyric, or melodrama. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 397 - TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: TOPICS IN LITERATURE & CULTURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course in a wide variety of fields and genres. Past topics have included "War Stories," "Electronic Literature," "The Avante Gard," "City in Literature," and "The American Seen Through British Eyes." Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 398 - SLAVERY IN 20TH CENTURY FILM AND FICTION

Short Title: SLAVERY IN 20TH C. FILM & FICT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course studies how twentieth century reconstructions of slavery in American literature and film engage contemporary anxieties regarding race, gender, sexuality, and national identity. These neo-slave narratives often critique modernity; challenge how we think about history, evidence, memory, and trauma; and trouble narrative conventions.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 399 - THE BLACK IMAGINARY: 1775-PRESENT

Short Title: THE BLACK IMAGINARY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course addresses some of the leading questions that shaped black writings and expressive culture in the United States from the late 18th century forward. Our readings will include Wheatley, Walker, Delany, Douglass, Du Bois, Ellison, Baldwin, King, Malcolm X, Morrison, Percival Everett, and early and contemporary films and music.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 400 - SEMINAR FOR MAJORS

Short Title: SEMINAR FOR MAJORS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A special seminar that focuses on the development of advanced research, presentation, and writing skills for intermediate to advanced level students. Topics will vary. Not offered every semester. Contact English department for further information. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 401 - ADVANCED FICTION WRITING

Short Title: ADVANCED FICTION WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 301

Description: A course conducted mostly as a workshop. It will also include some assigned writing exercises and weekly reading of published short stories to deepen students' understanding of narrative technique. Additional time will be spent on special film viewings, reviews, and critiques and readings as directed. Procedures for entrance into this course may vary by semester and/or instructor. Consult English department website for more information. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ENGL 402 - WRITING LONGER FICTION: NARRATIVE DESIGN

Short Title: WRITING LONGER FICTION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course for advanced fiction writers who wish to expand their knowledge of narrative design and work in longer forms. Students will write a proposal for a longer project at the start of the semester and complete no fewer than sixty pages (a novel excerpt, a complete novella, 2-3 linked stories) by the end.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 404 - ADVANCED POETRY WRITING

Short Title: ADV POETRY WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 304

Description: An in-depth study of contemporary poetry, this course emphasizes the careful analysis of books by six to eight contemporary poets, the reading of selected essays on poetic technique, and the writing of poems with a view toward finding a personal voice. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 405 - ADVANCED PERSONAL ESSAY WRITING

Short Title: ADV PERSONAL ESSAY WRITING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An advanced reading and writing workshop for writers who have some familiarity with the nonfiction genre. Published works will be read as blueprints for the construction of student work. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 412 - INTRODUCTION TO OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Short Title: INTRO TO OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to the language, prose and shorter poems. Cross-list: MDEM 412. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ENGL 512. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ENGL 412 and ENGL 512.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 413 - BEOWULF IN OLD ENGLISH

Short Title: BEOWULF IN OLD ENGLISH

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 412 or MDST 412

Description: A course in the study of Beowulf in Old English. Cross-list: MDEM 413. Repeatable for Credit.

ENGL 418 - RENAISSANCE DRAMA

Short Title: RENAISSANCE DRAMA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge gained earlier in the curriculum. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 419 - TOPICS IN SHAKESPEARE

Short Title: TOPICS IN SHAKESPEARE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that provides an opportunity to explore some dimension of Shakespeare's work with specialized focus. Please consult English department for specific details. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 422 - 18TH CENTURY BRITISH STUDIES

Short Title: 18TH CENTURY BRITISH STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of eighteenth-century literature and/or culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 424 - 20TH CENTURY BRITISH STUDIES

Short Title: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of twentieth-century literature and/or culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 430 - EMPIRE AND BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-1950

Short Title: EMPIRE & BRITISH LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: This course provides detailed knowledge of a diverse range of eighteenth and nineteenth-century texts that engaged the realities, possibilities, fantasies and pitfalls of the British Empire. Course also includes historical and archival material as well as recent critical and historical approaches to the study of empire and its relationship to cultural identity. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: english.rice.edu

ENGL 432 - TOPICS IN RICHARDSON'S CLARISSA

Short Title: RICHARDSON'S CLARISSA

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A seminar-style course that reads and examines Richardson's 1500 page novel from a range of critical perspectives. Topics considered will include gender; economics; history of the novel; history of marriage; and philosophical perspectives on literature. Cross-list: SWGS 472. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 438 - THE GROTESQUE

Short Title: THE GROTESQUE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the grotesque in literature and art. It covers a variety of textual and visual sources across periods; theoretical materials will include works from literary studies, visual culture, art history, critical theory and aesthetics. Cross-list: HART 430.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 441 - VICTORIAN STUDIES

Short Title: VICTORIAN STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of Victorian literature and/or culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Recent topics have included the family, "The Pre-Raphaelites", "Around 1900" the "Long Victorian Novel", and "Victorian Legacies". Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 443 - AUSTEN ONLY: NOVELS & FILM

Short Title: AUSTEN ONLY: NOVELS & FILM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An in-depth exploration of Jane Austen as author and icon. Material will include all her fiction as well as portions of her letters and biography. Recent film and television adaptations of her novels will also be critically examined. Cross-list: SWGS 405.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 459 - TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND ECOLOGY

Short Title: LITERATURE AND ECOLOGY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A special topics course that addresses literature and culture from 1750 to the present, with a view to understanding the new geological era that humans have created, and its ecological implications. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 460 - TOPICS IN ANGLO-AMERICAN/TRANSATLANTIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: TRANSATLANTIC LIT AND CULTURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A special topics course in Transatlantic literary studies that examines the movement of literary works across the national and (post) colonial borders of Great Britain and the Americas. Varied content, historical periods, critical approaches, and thematic emphases. Primarily intended for seniors or advanced English majors. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 461 - 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: 19TH-CENTURY AMER STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of 19th-century American literature and/or culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 462 - 20TH-21ST CENTURY AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: 20TH-21ST CENTURY AMER STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. literature and/or culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Recent topics have included social justice and contemporary fiction. Cross-list: SWGS 462. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 466 - STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: A special topics course in American literature and culture that transcends historical periods. Recent topics have included systems theory, and American modernism and animality. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 470 - STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of African American literature gained earlier in the curriculum. Recent topics include black women writers. Cross-list: SWGS 453. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 471 - STUDIES IN CHICANO/A LITERATURE

Short Title: CHICANA/O LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of chicano/a literature and culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Past topics have included the Chicano/a novel, and Transitions and Translations Chicano/a Autobiography. Cross-list: SPPO 456. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 480 - ADVANCED YOUTH STUDIES

Short Title: ADVANCED YOUTH STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Variable topics course designed to build on knowledge students gain earlier in the curriculum. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 481 - STUDIES IN FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY

Short Title: STUDIES IN FEMINIST LIT THEORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of feminist theory gained earlier in the curriculum. Past topics have included sexualities, Marriage and Its Others, and Third Wave Feminism. Cross-list: SWGS 407. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 484 - STUDIES IN LITERARY GENRES

Short Title: STUDIES IN LITERARY GENRES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge gained earlier in the curriculum.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 485 - STUDIES IN MODERN LITERATURE

Short Title: STUDIES IN MODERN LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of modern literature gained earlier in the curriculum. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 486 - STUDIES IN CRITICAL REGIONALISM

Short Title: STUDIES IN CRITICAL REGIONALSM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on knowledge students gained earlier in the curriculum. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 493 - INDEPENDENT STUDY/DIRECTED READING

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY/DIR READING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable-credit course designed for students who want to pursue intensive semester-long study of a particular topic not included in the curriculum. Students must identify and receive the approval of an English department faculty member. Instructor and Department approval must be granted prior to registration. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 494 - SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION

Short Title: SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: Special work, research and preliminary preparation of a substantive research project for advanced English majors under the supervision of a member of the English department. Prerequisites: ENGL 200 and ENGL 300. Consult English department website for procedures and application. Instructor and department approval must be granted prior to registration. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 495 - SENIOR THESIS

Short Title: SENIOR THESIS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300 and (ENGL 493 or ENGL 494)

Description: Writing and completion of a substantive research project under the supervision of a member of the English department. Prior approval of instructor and department approval must be granted prior to registration. Consult English department website for procedures and application. Instructor and department approval must be granted prior to registration. Prerequisites: ENGL 200; ENGL 300; ENGL 493 or 494. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 497 - STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: VARIOUS TOPICS IN LIT & CULT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 200 and ENGL 300

Description: A variable topics course in a variety of fields and genres, such as City in Literature. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 498 - QUEER THEORY

Short Title: QUEER THEORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of key issues in queer theory that links those issues to other major literary and cultural theories of the past quarter century. As such the course will also serve as an introduction to psychoanalytic theory, postculturalism, deconstruction, postcolonial theory, film studies and recent work on the relationship between science and literature. Cross-list: SWGS 430. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 509 - MASTER'S THESIS

Short Title: MASTER'S THESIS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 510 - PEDAGOGY SEMINAR

Short Title: PEDAGOGY SEMINAR

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: For third-year graduate students preparing to teach their own classes in their fourth year. This course will help students put together syllabi and other teaching materials, address various pedagogical issues and problems, formulate their teaching philosophies.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 512 - OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Short Title: OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A graduate level introduction to the language, prose and shorter poems. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ENGL 412. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ENGL 512 and ENGL 412.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 513 - THEORY AND MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

Short Title: THEORY AND MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A course in Literary and/or Critical Theory’s engagement with Medieval Literature. Topics may include, “Gender Theory and Chaucer,” “The Neighbor in Medieval Romance,” “Medieval Ecologies,” “Postcolonial Medieval,” “Imagining Medieval Geographies/Cartographies.” Repeatable for Credit.

ENGL 514 - MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE AND SUBJECTIVITY

Short Title: MIDDLE ENGL LIT & SUBJECTIVITY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A survey of middle English lyrics, romances, dream visions, debate poems, mystery and morality plays, and other philosophical and biographical treatises from 1250-1500.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 516 - CHAUCER AND THE SUBVERSIVE OTHER

Short Title: CHAUCER & THE SUBVERSIVE OTHER

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An exploration of exemplary treatments of alterity and difference in Chaucer. See course webpage for additional information.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 517 - MEDIEVAL WOMEN WRITERS

Short Title: MEDIEVAL WOMEN WRITERS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An examination of the most significant medieval European women authors from the tenth through the seventeenth centuries, from the Byzantine Empire to France, Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, and Spain. See course web page for additional information. Cross-list: SWGS 517.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 520 - SHAKESPEARE AND DIFFERENCE

Short Title: SHAKESPEARE AND DIFFERENCE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Please consult the English department website for additional information. Cross-list: SWGS 520.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 521 - SHAKESPEARE

Short Title: SHAKESPEARE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 522 - SHAKESPEARE AND THEORY

Short Title: SHAKESPEARE AND THEORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 525 - LITERATURE AND VISUAL ART

Short Title: LITERATURE AND VISUAL ART

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course examines the relationship between literature and visual art. It covers a variety of textual and visual sources; theoretical materials will include works from literary studies, visual culture, art history, critical theory and aesthetics. Cross-list: HART 518. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 527 - STUDIES IN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

Short Title: RENAISSANCE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variables topics course. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 528 - MILTON

Short Title: MILTON

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: . Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ENGL 328. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ENGL 528 and ENGL 328.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 532 - 18TH CENTURY BRITISH STUDIES

Short Title: 18TH CENTURY BRITISH STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Recent topics include Enlightenment Institutions, Origins of British Novel, Eighteenth-century Emergences, and Libertinism. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 537 - 19TH CENTURY STUDIES

Short Title: 19TH CENTURY STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Recent topics have included "The Serialization of the Novel," Victorian Nonhumans," and "Genealogy of Geopolitics." Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 538 - ROMANTICISM IN CONTEXTS

Short Title: ROMANTICISM IN CONTEXTS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Topics might include: Wordsworth; Blake; Keats & Shelley; Romanticism and Visual Cultures: Romantic Poetics; Aesthetics. For additional information consult the English department website. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 541 - VICTORIAN STUDIES

Short Title: VICT STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Recent topics have included "Material Constructions, or What Things Have to Do With Us", and "On or About 1860". Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 542 - VICTORIAN FICTION

Short Title: VICTORIAN FICTION

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Recent topics have included "The Victorian Marriage Plot", "The History of the Novel, Part II"; and "Victorian and Modern Sexualities". Cross-list: SWGS 542. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 546 - SPECIAL TOPICS: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

Short Title: SP: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LIT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Cross-list: SWGS 546. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 560 - 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN/US LITERATURE

Short Title: 19TH C. AMERICAN/US LITERATURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Dickinson and Crane; Hawthorne and Stowe; Male Subjectivities; Howells and Wharton; 19th-century Women Writers; Slavery and the Sentiment Novel; Liberalism; and Agency, Class and Anxiety in 19th-century American Literature and Criticism. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 564 - FAULKNER AND CONTEMPORARY THEORY

Short Title: FAULKNER & CONTEMP THEORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An intensive examination of four or five of Faulkner's major novels in the context of a broad range of twentieth-century interpretive strategies. The class will consider issues of narrative form, social context, gender, race, and modern and postmodern aesthetics. Consult the English department website for additional information.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 569 - TRANSNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: TRANSNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Course introduces the major critical voices in the transnational turn that has been underway in American literary studies for the last decade. Further, it focuses on a series of literary texts and case studies that have occasioned reanalysis of the critical tools and assumptions governing American studies.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 570 - AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 572 - CHICANO/A STUDIES

Short Title: CHICANO/A STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Narrative Theory and Chicano/a Ethnography. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 577 - EMERGENT MEDIA: TECHNOLOGIES, NETWORKS, CULTURE

Short Title: EMERGENT MEDIA:TECH, NET, CULT

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will delve deeply into media theory, examining the complex interplay between the emergence of new media technologies in different historical periods (past, present and future), the networks of commerce and creativity that fuel and arise from these innovations, and the cultural productions that result.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 581 - CULTURAL STUDIES: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE, CULTURE AND POLITICS

Short Title: CONTEMP.LIT., CULTURE & POLI

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Contemporary Issues in U.S. Culture and Studies in Sexuality: Thinking Sex Under Neo-Liberalism. Cross-list: SWGS 581. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 582 - FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY

Short Title: FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Sexualities. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 583 - READING MATERIAL

Short Title: READING MATERIAL

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course considers the contesting claims made on the term "material" and their implications for how we read critically, with particular attention to the question of class; the material status of nature and the body; gender, race, and sexual identities. Cross-list: SWGS 583.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 584 - THINKING SEX UNDER NEO-LIBERALISM

Short Title: THINKING SEX UNDER NEO-LIB

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Taking as its historical period the social crises defining the emergence of neo-liberal capitalism in the late twentieth century, this course focuses on new formations of gender and sexuality in US and transational culture and inquiries into critical concepts being forwarded to address it. Cross-listed with SWGS 584. Cross-list: SWGS 584.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 585 - POSTCOLONIALISM AND BEYOND

Short Title: POSTCOLONIALISM AND BEYOND

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A course that serves both as an introduction to postcolonial theory and as a reevaluation of its political and ethical ends vis-a-vis recent debates around globalization and cosmopolitanism. For additional course information please consult the English department website. Cross-list: SWGS 585.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 589 - FILM STUDIES

Short Title: FILM STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ENGL 385. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ENGL 589 and ENGL 385. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 591 - STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND OTHER DISCIPLINES

Short Title: STUDIES IN LIT & OTHER DISCIPL

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Recent topics have included Visual Cultures 1550-1800 and Problems of Close Reading in Literature and Film. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 592 - STUDIES IN MODERNISM

Short Title: STUDIES IN MODERNISM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included What Was Modernism; and Joyce and Modernism. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 594 - STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: CONTEMP. LIT AND CULTURE

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Global English; Globalization and its Discontents; and Critical Regionalisms. Cross-list: HART 594. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 596 - STUDIES IN MAJOR AMERICAN AUTHORS

Short Title: STUDIES IN MAJ AMER AUTHORS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Emerson and Posthumanism. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 599 - STUDIES IN LITERARY THEORY: READING MATERIALS

Short Title: STUDIES IN LITERARY THEORY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English dept website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Pragmatism and Postmodernity; Systems Theory; Post-Structuralism and Postmodernity; and Where We've Been: Reflecting on the Academy. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 600 - TOPICS IN LITERARY STUDIES

Short Title: TOPICS IN LITERARY STUDIES

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The first in a two-semester sequence of courses designed to introduce first-year graduate students to different methods and theoretical approaches, to the history and culture of the university as an institution, and to professional genres. Restricted to first-semester graduate students in the English Department.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 601 - FALL TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: FALL TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Open only to those graduate students serving as teaching assistants for courses in English. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 602 - SPRING TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: SPRING TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Open only to those graduate students serving as teaching assistants for courses in English. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 603 - FALL TEACHING OF LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

Short Title: FALL TEACHING OF LIT & COMP

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Open only to graduate students teaching independent courses in the English department in the fall semester. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 604 - SPRING TEACHING OF LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

Short Title: SPRING TEACHING OF LIT & COMP

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Open only to those graduate students teaching independent courses in the English department in the spring semester. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 605 - THIRD-YEAR WRITING WORKSHOP

Short Title: THIRD-YEAR WRITING WORKSHOP

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A workshop required of third-year students designed to help transform seminar papers into works of publishable quality.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 610 - TOPICS IN LITERARY STUDIES PART 2

Short Title: TOPICS IN LITERARY STUDIES 2

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 600

Description: The second in a two-semester sequence of courses designed to introduce first-year graduate students to different methods and theoretical approaches, to the history and culture of the university as an institution, and to professional genres.

Course URL: english@rice.edu

ENGL 621 - FALL DIRECTED READING

Short Title: FALL DIRECTED READING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A course designed for students who want to pursue intensive semester-long study of a particular topic not included in the curriculum. Students must identify and receive the approval on an English department faculty member. Instructor and Department approval must be granted prior to registration. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 622 - SPRING DIRECTED READING

Short Title: SPRING DIRECTED READING

Department: English

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A course designed for students who want to pursue intensive semester-long study of a particular topic not included in the curriculum. Students must identify and receive the approval of an English department faculty member. Instructor and Department approval must be granted prior to registration. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 703 - FALL RESEARCH LEADING TO CANDIDACY

Short Title: RESEARCH LEADING TO CANDIDACY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-9

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 704 - SPRING RESEARCH LEADING TO CANDIDACY

Short Title: RESEARCH LEADING TO CANDIDACY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-9

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

ENGL 705 - SUMMER RESEARCH LEADING TO CANDIDACY

Short Title: RESEARCH LEADING TO CANDIDACY

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 6

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 703 and ENGL 704

Description: This course provides for graduate students to continue their research leading to candidacy during summer session. Repeatable for Credit.

ENGL 800 - PHD RESEARCH AND THESIS

Short Title: PHD RESEARCH AND THESIS

Department: English

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-9

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: To be taken after a student has been admitted to candidacy. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu