• 4HW. Critical Reading and Writing (Honors)

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Introduction to literary analysis, with close reading and carefully written exposition of selections from principal modes of literature: poetry, prose fiction, and drama. Minimum of four papers (three to five pages each) and two in-class essays. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

  • 4W. Critical Reading and Writing

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Introduction to literary analysis, with close reading and carefully written exposition of selections from principal modes of literature: poetry, prose fiction, and drama. Minimum of 15 to 20 pages of revised writing. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

  • 4WS. Critical Reading and Writing (Service Learning)

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; fieldwork, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Introduction to literary analysis, with close reading and carefully written exposition of selections from principal modes of literature: poetry, prose fiction, and drama. Minimum of 15 to 20 pages of revised writing. Service learning component includes meaningful work with off-campus agency selected by instructor. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

  • 10A. Literatures in English to 1700

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: English Composition 3 or 3H, English 4W or 4HW. Survey of major writers and genres, with emphasis on tools for literary analysis such as close reading, argumentation, historical and social context, and critical writing. Minimum of three papers (three to five pages each) or equivalent required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 10B. Literatures in English, 1700 to 1850

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: English Composition 3 or 3H, English 4W or 4HW, 10A. Survey of major writers and genres, with emphasis on tools for literary analysis such as close reading, argumentation, historical and social context, and critical writing. Minimum of three papers (three to five pages each) or equivalent required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 10C. Literatures in English, 1850 to Present

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: English Composition 3 or 3H, English 4W or 4HW, 10A, 10B. Survey of major writers and genres, with emphasis on tools for literary analysis such as close reading, argumentation, historical and social context, and critical writing. Minimum of three papers (three to five pages each) or equivalent required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 20. Introduction to Creative Writing

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Preparation: submission of creative or expository writing samples to screening committee. Enforced requisites: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement, English Composition 3. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 20W. Designed to introduce fundamentals of creative writing. Emphasis either on poetry, fiction, or drama, depending on wishes of instructor(s) during any given term. Readings from assigned texts and weekly writing assignments required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 20W. Introduction to Creative Writing

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement, English Composition 3. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 20. Designed to introduce fundamentals of creative writing and writing workshop experience. Emphasis on poetry, fiction, drama, or creative nonfiction depending on wishes of instructor(s) during any given term. Readings from assigned texts, weekly writing assignments (multiple drafts and revisions), and final portfolio required. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

  • M30. Introduction to Environmental Humanities

    Units: 5

    (Same as Environment M30.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Introduction to core themes, questions, and methods within interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities. Examination of how different culture forms (e.g., fiction, journalism, poetry, visual art) represent environmental issues. Topics may include biodiversity, wilderness, food, urban ecologies, postcolonial ecologies, environmental justice, and climate change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M30SL. Introduction to Environmental Humanities (Service Learning)

    Units: 5

    (Same as Environment M30SL.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; fieldwork, two hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Introduction to core themes, questions, and methods within interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities. Examination of how different culture forms (e.g., fiction, journalism, poetry, visual art) represent environmental issues. Topics may include biodiversity, wilderness, food, urban ecologies, postcolonial ecologies, environmental justice, and climate change. Service learning component includes meaningful work with off-campus agency/agencies selected by instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M40. Structure of English Words

    Units: 5

    (Same as Linguistics M10.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to structure of English words of classical origin, including most common base forms and rules by which alternate forms are derived. Students may expect to achieve substantial enrichment of their vocabulary while learning about etymology, semantic change, and abstract rules of English word formation. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M50. Introduction to Visual Culture

    Units: 5

    (Same as Film and Television M50.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; laboratory, two hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Study of how visual media, including advertising, still and moving images, and narrative films, influence contemporary aesthetics, politics, and knowledge. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 70. Medievalisms: Medieval Literature and Contemporary Culture

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Not open for credit to English majors or students with credit for any course in the 140 series. Introduction to medieval texts juxtaposed with modern texts and media to analyze how and why the medieval (in form of crusade, quest, romance, world-construction, etc.) is continually reproduced and transformed in large scale popular productions, novels, film, and television. Textual focus on medieval works in comparison to analysis of 20th- and 21st-century works may include Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Le Morte Darthur, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 80. Major American Authors

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Not open for credit to English majors or students with credit for any courses in 170 series. Introduction to chief American authors, with emphasis on poetry, nonnarrative prose, and short fiction of such writers as Poe, Dickinson, Emerson, Whitman, Twain, Frost, and Hemingway. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 85. American Novel

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Not open for credit to English majors or students with credit for any courses in 170 series. Development, with emphasis on form, of American novel from its beginning to present day. Includes works of such novelists as Hawthorne, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Ellison, and Morrison. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88A. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Medieval Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88B. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Renaissance Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88C. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- 17th-Century Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88D. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- 18th-Century Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88E. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Romantic Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88F. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Victorian Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88G. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- 20th-Century British Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88H. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Colonial American Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88I. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- 19th-Century American Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88J. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- 20th-Century American Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88K. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- History of English Language

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88L. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Folklore and Mythology

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88M. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Literature and Society

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Content varies; see departmental counselor for information. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 88SA. Speak Write Now: Performance as Literary Analysis

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Roles of actor, director, author, reader, and spectator, using performance as critical lens for understanding literature. Return to the stage and revisiting of critical role of performance in understanding literature. Examination of how writers and performers stage meaning for different audiences and mediums. Consideration of questions, such as how performance is act of literary analysis and how performance creates meaning text alone cannot convey. P/NP grading. Facilitated by Ashley Hope, with Eric Jager as faculty mentor.

  • 88SB. The Three Amigos: Introduction to Contemporary Mexican Cinema

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Mexican directors have received the Academy Award for Best Directing for the past three years, Alfonso Cuarón in 2013 and Alejandro G. Iñárritu in 2014 and 2015. Three Mexican directors in particular have garnered transnational success: Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Guillermo Del Toro. Study of prominent Spanish language films that have transformed Mexican cinema, Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Iñárittu's Amores Perros (2000), and Del Toro's El Laberinto del Fauno (2006). Exploration of common themes across these films, such as transnationalism, machismo, Chicana archetypes, and racial identity formation in relation to contemporary Mexico, while distinguishing differences of narrative form and style. P/NP grading. Facilitated by Tyra Kristiansen, with Mitchum A. Huehls as faculty mentor.

  • 88SC. Black Pleasure / Black Pain

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Debates within black feminist scholarship have been dedicated to issues of objectification, body commodification, and sexual agency. This discourse has largely centered on whether or not embodiments of perceived sexual excess contest or remain complicit in histories of rendering black women's bodies as deviant. Complexities of black women's intimate, erotic, and sexual lives, by looking beyond binary discourses of agency/oppression and pleasure/pain. How have black women historically negotiated sexual and non-sexual forms of pleasure under conditions or spaces of objectification, exploitation, or trauma? What are the politics of black women's production and consumption of sexual labor? Selections from fields of black feminist pleasure politics, queer of color critique, black cultural studies, and black performance theory. P/NP grading. Facilitated by Amara Lawson-Chavanu, with Uri G. McMillan as faculty mentor.

  • 88SD. Complicity/Possibility: Recent Shifts in U.S. Fiction

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. American culture is frequently imagined as doomed to a wasteland of meaningless consumption. This crisis has led recent U.S. fiction writers to explore alternative modes of meaning and value that might point us to better possibilities. Study of Tao Lin's Taipei (2013) with topical articles to explore ambiguous relationship between complicity and possibility in current literary modes. Topics include reconceptualizations of space and time, complications of human memory in digital era, consumerism and Millennial generation, cultures of depression, and value of experimental literature. P/NP grading. Facilitated by Rachael Lee, with Mitchum A. Huehls as faculty mentor.

  • 88SE. Through the Eyes of the Bystander: Breaking Perceptions of Oppression

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Oppression is a term invoked to represent ultimate form of injustice on set peoples. There is much media revolving around ideas of oppression, from vigilante and superhero movies to historical analyses of past events. These mainstream perceptions of oppression open our eyes to ideas of oppression. In other ways, they reduce and simplify oppression to specific events, genres, peoples, etc. In this process of reduction, stories of oppression can be lost. Mechanisms of oppression; psychologies of oppressors; oppressed, and bystanders, current forms of oppression; constructions of identity and how they relate to oppression and unconscious bias. P/NP grading. Facilitated by Mahnoor Saleem, with Christopher M. Mott as faculty mentor.

  • 88SF. Frankenstein, Monster or Maker: Unlocking the Inner Romantic

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Should there be limits to scientific inquiry? What is the relationship between human rationality and human emotion? Examination of how Mary Shelley attempts to answer these questions in Frankenstein, how Hollywood does so, and how these questions relate to our world today. P/NP grading. Facilitated by N. Melanie Taing, with Christopher M. Mott as faculty mentor.

  • 88SG. There's A Catch: An Exploration of Satire Through Catch 22

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Exploration of satire in contemporary English literature through lens of Joseph Heller's World War II novel, Catch 22. Students read and comment on absurd and satirical elements and discuss elements found particularly funny and interesting. Discussion of contemporary relevance of themes explored by Heller (e.g., insanity, bureaucracy, capitalism, morbidity). P/NP grading. Facilitated by David Veta, with faculty mentor Christopher M. Mott.

  • 88SL. Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in English -- Service Learning

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, three hours. Limited to 15 students. Textual analysis, analytical discussion, and written assignments about works of literature that raise issues relevant to contemporary society. Service learning component includes minimum of 20 hours service with agency involved in issues of public advocacy and social justice. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 90. Shakespeare

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Not open for credit to English majors or students with credit for course 150A or 150B. Survey of Shakespeare's plays, including comedies, tragedies, and histories, selected to represent Shakespeare's breadth, artistic progress, and total dramatic achievement. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 91A. Introduction to Poetry

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Recommended for instructional credential candidates. Study of critical issues (metrics, diction, figurative language, symbolism, irony and ambiguity, form and structure) and aesthetic issues, including evaluative criteria, followed by close critical analysis of selection of representative poems. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 91B. Introduction to Drama

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Examination of representative plays; readings may range from Greek to modern drama. Emphasis on critical approaches to dramatic text; study of issues such as plot construction, characterization, special uses of language in drama, methods of evaluation. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 91C. Introduction to Fiction

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Introduction to prose narrative, its techniques and forms. Analysis of short and long narratives and of critical issues such as plot, characterization, setting, narrative voice, realistic and nonrealistic forms. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 97H. Honors Research Seminar for Freshmen and Sophomores

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: English Composition 3, English 4W (or 4HW). Recommended for lower division students who desire familiarity with research methods in literary studies. Areas may include use of archives; locating, reading, and incorporating secondary criticism; critical and textual studies; history of books. Specific literatures vary with instructor. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 98TA. Reading Weather: Los Angeles as Apocalyptic Paradise

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Freshmen/sophomores preferred. Exploration of paradoxical nature of Southern California climate as it has been portrayed in narratives of 20th-century Los Angeles. Consideration of broad range of genres in attempt to determine extent to which we have shaped California climate myth and extent to which it has shaped us. Letter grading.

  • 98TB. Women's Utopian Writing, Past and Present

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Freshmen/sophomores preferred. Examination of women's utopian writing from Middle Ages to present. Discussion of how these writings serve both as reflections of particular historical moments and as critiques that resonate with different moments in time. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 100. Introduction to Ethnic Studies

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Introduction to interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity, with primary focus on literature. Through examination of institutions that form understanding of race -- citizenship, nationalism, class, gender, and labor -- interrogation of how we come to think of ourselves and others as having race, and effects of such racialized thinking. Course is not about any particular racial or ethnic group, but highlights creation of ethnic categories and their effects on cultural production. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101A. Premodern Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105A and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature from beginning to circa 1850. Works by such writers as Sappho, Plato, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Thomas Gray may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101B. Queer Literatures and Cultures, 1850 to 1970

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105B and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature and culture from circa 1850 to 1970. Works by such authors as Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Henry Blake Fuller, and James Baldwin may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101C. Queer Literatures and Cultures after 1970

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105C and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Examination of cultural production, specifically literature, produced by queers after Stonewall rebellion in New York in 1969, widely regarded as origins or beginning of modern lesbian and gay rights movement in U.S. Writings and films by such authors as Andrew Holleran, Leslie Feinberg, Achy Obejas, Essex Hemphill, Audre Lorde, Cheryl Dunye, and Alison Bechdel may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101D. Studies in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105D and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101D.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Variable specialized studies course in queer literatures and cultures. Topics focus on particular problem or issue in terms of its relationship to queer cultures and writings. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M102A. Historical Survey of Asian American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as Asian American Studies M112A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of Asian American literature either produced from or thematically reflecting pre-1980 period. Issues include immigration, diaspora, generational conflict, appropriation of cultural traditions, ethnic/gender formation, interethnic dynamics, and social movement. Works by such authors as Edith Eaton, Younghill Kang, Carlos Bulosan, Hisaye Yamamoto, John Okada, Frank Chin, and Maxine Hong Kingston. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M102B. Contemporary Asian American Literary Issues and Criticism

    Units: 5

    (Same as Asian American Studies M112B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of post-1980 Asian American literature that explores key literary and critical issues, such as race and geography, aesthetics and activism, cultural work and immigrant labor, kinship and sexuality, model minority and Orientalism, and meat versus rice, in study of novels, poetry, performance, memoirs, and essays. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M103. Studies in Disability Literatures

    Units: 5

    (Same as Disability Studies M103.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of modes of disability in literature, with specific emphasis on thematic concerns. Topics may include introduction to disability studies; race, gender, and disability; disability narratives; etc. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M104A. Early African American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as African American Studies M104A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Introductory survey of African American literature from 18th century through World War I, including oral and written forms (folktales, spirituals, sermons; fiction, poetry, essays), by authors such as Phillis Wheatley, Frances Harper, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Charles Chesnutt, Booker T. Washington, and Pauline Hopkins. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M104B. African American Literature from Harlem Renaissance to 1960s

    Units: 5

    (Same as African American Studies M104B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Introductory survey of 20th-century African American literature from New Negro Movement of post-World War I period to 1960s, including oral materials (ballads, blues, speeches) and fiction, poetry, and essays by authors such as Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ann Petry, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Ralph Ellison. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M104C. African American Literature of 1960s and 1970s

    Units: 5

    (Same as African American Studies M104C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Introductory survey of African American literary expression from late 1950s through 1970s. Topics include rise of Black Arts Movement of 1960s and emergence of black women's writing in early 1970s, with focus on authors such as Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, and Ernest Gaines. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M104D. Contemporary African American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as African American Studies M104D.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Introductory survey of African American literature from 1980s to present covering range of genres, with emphasis on diversity of perspectives and styles that have emerged over past 30 years or so. Authors may include Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Octavia Butler, Anna Deavere Smith, June Jordan, Charles Johnson, and Rita Dove. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M104E. Topics in African American Literature and Culture

    Units: 5

    (Same as African American Studies M104E.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable topics lecture course that provides opportunity to cover African American literature from wide range of theoretical, historical, format, and thematic perspectives. Topics may include African American autobiography, 20th-century African American literature and film, black diaspora literature, postmodern African American fiction, Afro-Futurism, and African American satire. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105A. Early Chicana/Chicano Literature, 1400 to 1920

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of Chicana/Chicano literature from poetry of Triple Alliance and Aztec Empire through end of Mexican Revolution (1920), including oral and written forms (poetry, corridos, testimonios, folklore, novels, short stories, and drama) by writers such as Nezahualcoyotl (Hungry Coyote), Cabaza de Vaca, Lorenzo de Zavala, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Eusebio Chacón, Daniel Venegas, and Lorena Villegas de Magón. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105B. Chicana/Chicano Literature from Mexican Revolution to el Movimiento, 1920 to 1970s

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Chicana/Chicano literature from 1920s through Great Depression and World War II, ending with Chicana/Chicano civil rights movement. Oral and written narratives by writers including Conrado Espinoza, Jovita González, Cleofas Jaramillo, Angelico Chávez, Mario Suárez, Oscar Acosta, and Evangelina Vigil. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105C. Chicana/Chicano Literature since el Movimiento, 1970s to Present

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of Chicana/Chicano literature since 1970s, with particular emphasis on how queer and feminist activism as well as Central and South American migration have shaped 21st-century chicanidad. Oral, written, and graphic fiction, poetry, and drama by writers including John Rechy, Gloria Anzaldúa, Los Bros Hernández, Ana Castillo, and Dagoberto Gilb guide exploration of queer and feminist studies, Reagan generation, immigration debates, and emerging Latina/Latino majority. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105D. Introduction to Latina/Latino Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105D.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of U.S. Latina/Latino literature and introduction to its major critical trends, with emphasis on groups of Caribbean, Mexican, South American, and Central American origin. Representative works read in relation to such topics as relationship between Latina/Latino populations and U.S. cultural sphere, struggle for self-determination, experiences of exile and migration, border zones, enclaves and language, and mestizaje and its impact on cultural production. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105E. Studies in Chicana/Chicano and/or Latina/Latino Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105E.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable topics course to give students broad introduction to issues and themes in Chicana/Chicano and/or Latina/Latino literature. Topics include border, immigration, revolution, language, gender, sexuality, and diaspora, among others. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105SL. Seminar: Chicana/Chicano and/or Latina/Latino Literature -- Service Learning

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105SL.) Seminar, three or four hours; field placement, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Specialized studies in Chicana/Chicano and/or Latina/Latino literature. In-depth study of various topics related to Chicano/Latino communities in Southern California, including Chicana/Chicano visions of Los Angeles; immigration, migration, and exile; autobiography and historical change; Chicana/Chicano journalism; and labor and literature. Service learning component include minimum of 20 hours of meaningful work with agency involved with Chicana/Chicano and/or Latina/Latino community and selected by instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 106. Studies in Native American and Indigenous Literatures

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of Native American and/or transnational indigenous literary and cultural expression. Topics may include oral traditions and histories, decolonization and sovereignty, identity and place in comparative perspectives, and multiple genres and forms such as novel, poetry, drama, visual arts, dance, song, and film. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M107A. Studies in Women's Writing

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M107A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Focus on women writers that may include historical, regional, national, or thematic emphasis, with possible topics such as authorship, self-writing, sexuality, gender, and genre. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M107B. Studies in Gender and Sexuality

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M107B and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M107B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Examination of literary and cultural production through lens of gender and sexuality. Depending on instructor, emphasis may be historical, regional, national, comparative, or thematic and include other intersectional vectors of identity and representation such as race and ethnicity. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 108. Interracial Encounters

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of literary, cultural, and/or cinematic texts produced by people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds and providing comparative cultural perspectives on living in multiethnic societies. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 109. Topics in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. Depending on instructor, emphasis may be historical, regional, national, comparative, or thematic. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110A. Writing in English Major: Analytical

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 4W (or 4HW), 10A, 10B, 10C, English Composition 3. Open only to English majors. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 110T. Improvement and refinement of writing about literature. Focus on writing as process, rewriting, and argument; minimum 15 to 20 pages of writing required. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110B. Writing in English Major: Adjunct

    Units: 2

    Seminar, two hours. Students must be concurrently enrolled in affiliated English lecture course (consult Schedule of Classes for courses so designated). Improvement and refinement of writing about literature. Brings together students enrolled in base American Literature and Culture or English courses in workshop setting to advance their discipline-specific writing skills, especially art of developing literary critical analysis and argument. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor or lecture course change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110E. Writing in English Major: Advanced Essay

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 4W (or 4HW or 4WS), 10A, 10B, 10C, English Composition 3. Limited to American Literature and Culture and English majors. Weekly workshop in writing of advanced literary analyses; study of methods and techniques of developing complex critical arguments. Minimum 15 to 20 pages of revised writing required. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110T. Writing in English Major: Transfer Students

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 4W (or 4HW), 10A, 10B, 10C, English Composition 3. Open only to English major transfer students. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 110A. Improvement and refinement of writing about literature and culture. Focus on writing as process, rewriting, and nuanced argument; minimum 15 to 20 pages of writing required. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 111A. Hebrew Bible in Translation

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Literary study of Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), with emphasis on literary devices and narrative structures in relation to Judaic historical, political, psychological, philosophical, and theological themes. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 111B. Christian Biblical Texts in Translation

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Literary study of canonical New Testament and other Christian texts (deuterocanonical, apocryphal, gnostic, etc.), with emphasis on literary devices and narrative structures in relation to Judeo-Christian historical, political, psychological, philosophical, and theological themes. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 111C. Topics in Biblical Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Recommended: course 111A or 111B. Study of topics in Hebrew Bible and/or New Testament, with attention to particular literary themes, motifs, genres, and modes of interpretation. Discussion of influence of Bible on discrete periods or individual authors in literatures in English. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112A. Oral Tradition

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of myth, dramatic origins, oral epic, folktale, and ballad. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112B. Celtic Mythology

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of early textual materials pertaining to Celtic peoples and their stories, with emphasis on techniques of mythological analysis. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112C. Survey of Medieval Celtic Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Knowledge of Irish or Welsh not required. General course dealing with Celtic literature from earliest times to 14th century. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112D. Celtic Folklore

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Folkloric traditions of modern Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic countries, with attention to colonial and postcolonial issues and folkloristic methods. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112E. Food and Fantasy in Irish Tradition and Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Food, cooking, feeding, eating, and drinking as powerful cultural symbols in Irish oral and literary tradition from medieval to modern times. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 113A. History of English Language

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study directed toward English majors of main features in grammatical, lexical, and phonetic condition of English language from Indo-European time to present. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 113B. Introduction to Structure of Present-Day English

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Introduction to techniques of linguistic description as applied to pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary of modern English. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 114. Lyric Histories

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Exploration of lyric poetry in English across centuries. Topics may include historical evolution of aesthetic forms, changing concepts of dramatic personae, matter of literary influence, and complex relationship of individual lyric speakers with their social and historical contexts. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 115A. American Popular Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Examination of such popular styles and genres as sentimental literature, sensation fiction, dime novels, crime stories, pornography, science fiction, supernatural tales, Hollywood novels, and other kinds of mass literary expression. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 115B. British Popular Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Readings in literature of British masses, from 16th-century broadsides to contemporary novels. Examination of social and cultural aspects of literature. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 115C. Literature for Children and Adolescents

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of historical backgrounds and development of types of children's literature, folklore and oral tradition, criticism, illustration, and bibliography and/or analysis and evaluation of literature intended mainly for students in junior and senior high schools. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 115D. Detective Fiction

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of British and American detective fiction and literature of detection. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 115E. Science Fiction

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of science fiction and speculative literatures. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M115SL. Community-Based Studies of Popular Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as Civic Engagement M110SL.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled); fieldwork, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Service-learning course that examines history and development of one or more genres of popular literature, with attention to contemporary communities of readers and writers and formation of civil society. Topics vary and may include children's literature and childhood literacy, mass market fiction and book club culture, or science fiction and science policy. Service-learning component includes meaningful work with local nonprofit organizations selected in advance by instructor. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 116A. Experimental Fiction

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of novels and short stories that employ playful or experimental practices in language, narrative, hybridity (genre, medium), typography, and other material aspects of text such as binding and book design. Focus generally on texts from 20th century and later, but can include readings dating to beginning of novel. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 116B. Introduction to Electronic Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Overview of literatures involving digital technology, such as hypertext fiction, interactive fiction, animated and interactive poetry, multimedia works, video game narrative, and works employing network protocols and print-based works influenced by digital culture. Basic introduction to new media theory. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 117. Literature of California and American West

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of literature in English dealing with exploration, settlement, and emergent cultural awareness of Western U.S. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 118A. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of literatures in English in relation to other disciplines such as sciences, history, politics, philosophy, music, photography, visual studies, psychology. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 118B. Literature and Other Arts

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Investigation of relationship of literature to one or more other arts, including music (opera, musical theater, popular music, jazz), painting, photography, other visual arts, sculpture and other plastic arts, performance art, dance, architecture. Topics vary and may include not only English literature but foreign literature in translation. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 118C. Studies in Visual Culture

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Study of visual images (photography, film, video) and their relation to literary and/or popular culture. Topics include adaptation, visual analysis, word and image, image and culture, film and visual culture. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 118E. Literature and Environment

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Study of literature from environmental perspectives, including ecocritical and interdisciplinary consideration of issues such as environmental justice, animal studies, food studies, gender studies, urban and postcolonial ecologies, climate change, cultural biophilia and biophobia, and relationship of literature to sciences, May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M118F. Food Cultures and Food Politics

    Units: 5

    (Same as Society and Genetics M132.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Introduction to interdisciplinary field of food studies, with focus on how literature, art, science writing, and visual culture address political dimensions of food and agriculture in specific contexts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 119. Literary Cities

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Exploration of place of literary imagination in making of cities, with focus on questions of cultural exchange, development, migration, urban rebellion, and style. Topics may include meaning of urban space and time, city as urban village or cosmopolitan hub, segregated dystopia or postmodern future, and impact of exile, tourism, and migration in making of cities. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 119SL. Literary Cities -- Service Learning

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled); fieldwork, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Exploration of place of literary imagination in making of cities, with focus on questions of cultural exchange, development, migration, urban rebellion, and style. Topics may include meaning of urban space and time, city as urban village or cosmopolitan hub, segregated dystopia or postmodern future, and impact of exile, tourism, and migration in making of cities. Service learning component includes meaningful work with local nonprofit organizations selected in advance by instructor. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 120. History of Aesthetics and Critical Theory

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Investigation of texts and ideas in history of aesthetics, critical theory, and interpretation from Greeks through 18th century. Readings may include Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Longinus, Biblical hermeneutics, Hume, Descartes, Kant, Schiller, and Hegel. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 121. Modern and Contemporary Aesthetics and Critical Theory

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Investigation of some dominant trends in 19th- and 20th-century aesthetics, critical theory, and interpretation. Topics may include Marxism, psychanalysis, structuralism, poststructuralism, feminism, and postcolonialism. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 122. Keywords in Theory

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Recommended: courses 120, 121. Taking its model from Raymond Williams' classic vocabulary of culture and society, investigation of fundamental theoretical concepts, or keywords, that have emerged from variety of intellectual disciplines to shape literary and cultural studies. Consideration of lexical development of such keywords; how they alter and enrich assumptions about textuality, readers, and authorship; and how they engender interpretive paradigms and methodologies for study of literature and culture. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 123. Theories of History and Historicism

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Recommended: courses 120, 121. Exploration of theories of history and historicism that offer productive approaches to literary texts. Investigation of how theorists negotiate between abstract concepts of history and situated historical narratives, how histories are constructed, troped, and given authority, how histories constitute past and present in relationship to each other to stabilize tradition or induce change, and complex ways that literary texts operate within and on their historical contexts. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 124. Theories of Religion

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Recommended: courses 120, 121. Examination of relationship between literary and religious practices and traditions. Topics may include legacies of monotheisms, theories of sacrifice, sacrament, gift, and mystical traditions, as well as history of allegory and theological approaches to reading. Selected topics may address literary applications of religious categories as treated in cultural anthropology, philosophy, and critical theory. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 125. Violence in Cultural Theory and Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Recommended: courses 120, 121. Examination of literary, philosophical, religious, and/or psychological texts that theorize causes, effects, political justifications, cultural sublimations, and literary uses and critiques of violence. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M126. Feminist and Queer Theory

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M126 and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M126.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Recommended: one course from 120, 121, Gender Studies 102, 103, or 104. Investigation of key concepts and debates in study of gender, sexuality, and kinship, with focus on their interrelated significance for making of culture. Readings to be interdisciplinary, with possible emphasis on impact of changing ideas of gender and sexuality on specific historical cultures. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 127. Performance, Media, and Cultural Theory

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Recommended: courses 120, 121. Examination of concepts and modes of performance, culture, and/or media, broadly construed. Evaluation of different modes of inquiry around one or more of these concepts, as well as their intersection, in various intellectual traditions, including fields of cultural studies, performance studies, literary analysis, and film theory. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 128. Postcolonial and Transnational Theory

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Recommended: courses 130, 131. Exploration of methodological, aesthetic, and theoretical implications of postcolonial and transnational approaches to study of literature and culture. Topics may include theories of subaltern, orientalist, feminist, and/or indigenous representation and histories and may address representational issues of national sovereignty in wake of globalization and neocolonialism. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 129. Topics in Genre Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Critical Theory

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Recommended: courses 120, 121. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. Depending on instructor, emphasis may be historical, regional, national, comparative, or thematic. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 130. Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Introduction to major themes and issues in postcolonial literature, with focus on contemporary literature and writings produced after decolonization, often engaging history of British or other empires with emphasis on Anglophone writers from Africa, Caribbean, South Asia, and indigenous Pacific. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 131. Studies in Postcolonial Literatures

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Strongly recommended: course 130. Survey of how colonialism and decolonization have shaped literary and cultural expression, with specific emphasis on regional or thematic concerns. Topics may include literatures of Africa and African diaspora, environment and empire, Caribbean contact zones, or literatures of indigenous Pacific. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 132. Culture and Imperialism

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Exploration of relationship between culture and imperialism through lens of literary texts to raise questions about what study of empire tells about relationship between power and knowledge. Discussion of shifting patterns and paradigms of imperial rule, including way both metropolitan and peripheral or colonial spaces were transformed. Emphasis may be on particular historical period or may adopt thematic approach, such as Orientalism. Topics may include construction of gender, race, otherness, nature, religion, and nation. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 133. Transatlantic Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of literatures of Atlantic to examine cultural, political, and ideological issues that followed from transatlantic movement of people, ideas, commodities, and cultural artifacts. In addition to literatures of Britain and U.S., coverage may include texts from Africa, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Spain, and other parts of Europe. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 134. Nationalism and Transnationalism

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Examination of how critical frameworks of nation and migration, transnationalism and globalization, and tradition and modernity frame analysis of literary texts, particularly relationship between literature and national identity. Other topics include nation building in relationship to regional identities as well as discourses of national expansion, diaspora, resettlement, and exile and foundational narratives of nation in relationship to representations of mobility. Genres may include epic, romance, travel narrative, novel, and autobiography. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 135. Literature of Americas

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Survey of literatures of Americas, with emphasis on complex ways in which letters of North America, Central America, South America, and Caribbean forge distinctly American perspective on global affairs. Spans literature from age of encounter to 19th-century U.S. American revolution and Latin American independence movements and beyond, considering such topics as empire, colonialism, slavery, transnational dynamics, and cross-cultural transformations among indigenous, European, and African civilizations. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 136. Creative Writing: Poetry

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: English Composition 3 or 3H, English 4W or 4HW. Weekly exercises in writing of poetry, with practice in standard forms and meters and study of techniques. Classroom discussion based on student work. Enrollment in more than one section per term not permitted. May be repeated for maximum of 15 units. No more than 10 units may be completed with same instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 137. Creative Writing: Short Story

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: English Composition 3 or 3H, English 4W or 4HW. Three average-length stories to be completed each term. Some stories may, with instructor's consent, be substantial revisions of other stories presented. Classroom discussion based on stories presented. Enrollment in more than one section per term not permitted. May be repeated for maximum of 15 units. No more than 10 units may be completed with same instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M138. Topics in Creative Writing

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered 138.) (Same as English Composition M138.) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: English Composition 3 or 3D or 3DS or 3SL. Introductory workshop in genre(s) of instructor choice, that may include mixed genres, playwriting, screenwriting, literary nonfiction, or others. Enrollment in more than one section per term not permitted. May be repeated for maximum of 10 units. May not be used to satisfy workshop requirements for English creative writing concentration. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 139. Individual Authors

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Specialized study of work of one single Anglophone poet, dramatist, prose writer, or novelist. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 140A. Chaucer: "Canterbury Tales"

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Introductory study of Chaucer's language, versification, and historical and literary background, including analysis and discussion of his long major poem, "Canterbury Tales." P/NP or letter grading.

  • 140B. Chaucer: "Troilus and Criseyde" and Selected Minor Works

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Intensive study of "Troilus and Criseyde" and selected minor works of Chaucer, such as "Book of the Duchess," "House of Fame," "Parliament of Fowls," etc. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 141. Early Medieval Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Major poetry and prose of early medieval Britain, including epic, romance, history, saints' lives, and travel literature. Texts and topics include "Beowulf," Vikings, poems on women, Bede, and King Alfred. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 141R. Early Medieval Literature: Research Component

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Major poetry and prose of early medieval Britain, including epic, romance, history, saints' lives, and travel literature. Substantial research component included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 142. Later Medieval Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Reading and historical explication of major writers of later medieval Britain (e.g., Gawain-poet, Langland, Gower, Margery Kempe, Malory, miracle and morality plays, prose, and lyrics). P/NP or letter grading.

  • 142R. Later Medieval Literature: Research Component

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Reading and historical explication of major writers of later medieval Britain (e.g., Gawain-poet, Langland, Gower, Margery Kempe, Malory, miracle and morality plays, prose, and lyrics). Substantial research component included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 143. Drama to 1576

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered 152A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. English drama from its Latin and Anglo-Norman roots to opening of first public playhouse. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 144. Medieval Romance and Literatures of Court

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Investigation of medieval court culture, exploring concepts of nobility, governance, love, loyalty, and power in range of genres: romance, courtly epic, lyric, debate, and satire. Texts may include "Beowulf," "Lais of Marie de France," "Sir Gawain and Green Knight," "Pearl," and Malory's "Morte Arthure." May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 145. Medieval Literatures of Devotion and Dissent

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Exploration of devotional genres and their complex relationships with traditions of dissent in medieval English culture, encompassing hagiography, vision, conversion narrative, interreligious debate, heresy trials, and Lollard manifestos and translations. Texts may include "Dream of Rood," "South English Legendary," "Ancrene Wisse," "Piers Plowman," Lollard writings, macro-plays, Wakefield cycle, "Showings of Julian of Norwich," and "Book of Margery Kempe." May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 146. Medieval Story Cycles and Collections

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Exploration of medieval story cycles and story collections as narrative forms. Medieval story cycles engage in complex literary conversations across medieval cultures, periods, genres, and languages, while story collections often stage art of storytelling within narrative frame to invite self-consciousness about powers of literary production itself. Texts may include cycles such as texts gathered as "Matter of Britain," "Matter of Rome," or "Matter of France"; also "Mabinogi," manuscript collections such as Auchinleck manuscript or Exeter book, framed narratives such as "Decameron," "Canterbury Tales," "1001 Nights," and Gower's "Confessio Amantis," or collections of exempla, legends, and dicta. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 147. Medieval Histories, Chronicles, and Records

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Investigation of medieval history writing as literary tradition. Medieval histories survive in every language of medieval Britain, including Latin, Old English, Welsh, Irish, Anglo-Norman French, and Middle English. Multilingual ubiquity of history writing points to pressures of history on history writing -- histories are always shaped by political, cultural, linguistic, and textual pressures of present tense. Texts may include histories, chronicles, material records, and historiographically engaged texts. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 148. Cultures of Middle Ages

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Interdisciplinary survey of particular medieval societies, with special emphasis on complex interactions between different ethnic and cultural traditions of medieval world. Examination of processes of intercultural encounter and transmission: classical or patristic traditions into medieval culture, crusade, travel literature, and literature of contact zones, including interactions between Celtic, Anglo, and Norman societies, and debates between Pagans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 149. Medievalisms

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Exploration of postmedieval production of Middle Ages as period for scholarly study, tactical premodern other to modern and contemporary, and commodity continually reinvented by postmedieval writers, artists, and popular media. Topics may include 19th-century production of medieval studies and its links to nationalism, notable medievalists and their work, and uses of Middle Ages in popular culture from Umberto Eco to Tolkien, Robin Hood, Arthur, and Merlin. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 150A. Shakespeare: Poems and Early Plays

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Intensive study of selected poems and representative comedies, histories, and tragedies through Hamlet. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 150B. Shakespeare: Later Plays

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Intensive study of representative problem plays, major tragedies, Roman plays, and romances. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 150C. Topics in Shakespeare

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Introduction to or advancement of student knowledge of Shakespeare's works through broad or specific topics set by instructor. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 151. Milton

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of major works of Milton, with emphasis on "Paradise Lost." P/NP or letter grading.

  • 152. Literatures of English Renaissance and Early Modern Period

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of major works in their cultural context. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 153. Theatrical Renaissance: Early Modern Texts and Performances

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Topics may include professional and amateur performances in court, cities, churches, and countryside of varied sorts of texts -- masques, religious drama, secular drama, charivari -- alongside examination of texts, performers, and performance spaces from 1509 to 1642. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 154. Renaissance Worlds

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Variable topics, including travel literature, exploration and expansion, transnational and transoceanic texts, science and cosmography, conceptual worlds of myth and philosophy, as expressed in literature and other arts. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 155. Renaissance Subjects

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Literary representations of personhood in early modern period, with attention to issues such as personal voice, relations of privacy/community, bodies/souls, selves/others, as impacted by quotients such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity as they are understood in period from 1500 to 1700. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 156. Devotion and Dissent

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Examination of religious thought and practice associated with Reformation and Counter-Reformation enterprises in early modern period and consideration of how various types of writing -- poems, prayer books, sermons, historical chronicles, essays, travel narratives, trial records -- reflect and assess religious ferment of era. Coverage of either broad historical range such as from Henry VIII's break with Rome to execution of Charles I or one specific topic such as varieties of martyrdom, art of confession, or conversion narratives. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 157. Translation and Innovation in English Renaissance and Early Modern Period

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of major works of English Renaissance literature and culture in relation to literatures of antiquity and continental Renaissance. Topics may include epic tradition, forerunners of novel, Renaissance humanisms, literature of love, monsters and marvels, representing nature, Ovidian transformations. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 159. Topics in Literature, circa 1500 to 1700

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Examination of literatures from or about this time period. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 159R. Topics in Literature, circa 1500 to 1700: Research Component

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of literatures from this time period and conventions of literary research. Substantial research component included. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 160A. Literature of Restoration and Earlier 18th Century

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of major works as literary documents and as products of Restoration and earlier 18th-century thought. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 160B. Literature of Later 18th Century

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of major works as literary documents and as products of later 18th-century thought. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 161A. Poetry in English to 1850

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Consideration of poetry across genres and throughout period. Topics may include rise of satire, verse forms including Pindaric ode, mock-epic, and verse-epistle, questions of literary imitation and originality, poetry's relationship to empire, and gendering of authorship. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 161B. Drama in English to 1850

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Survey of drama in English until 1850. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 161C. Novel in English to 1850

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Survey of major novelists until 1850. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 162A. Earlier Romantic Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Intensive study of writings by Blake, Wollstonecraft, W. Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Austen, with collateral readings from such authors as Godwin, Burke, Paine, Radcliffe, Edgeworth, Baillie, C. Smith, Burns, Southey, D. Wordsworth, Lamb, DeQuincey, and Scott. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 162B. Later Romantic Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Intensive study of writings by Byron, Keats, Percy Shelly, and Mary Shelley, with collateral readings from such authors as Hazlitt, Hunt, Landor, Clare, Moore, Peacock, Landon, Aikin, Hemans, and Prince. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 163A. Romanticism and Revolution

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Exploration of relationships among and between different revolutionary currents -- political, economic, and aesthetic -- in British Romantic period, developing readings of literary texts that situate them in revolutionary context out of which they emerged, and to which they contributed in turn. Recovery of sense of how literary and extra-literary texts emerged in common relationship; development of deeper understanding of nature of Romanticism itself. Readings from work of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey, Austen, Byron, Keats, Wollstonecraft, and others. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 163B. Transatlantic Romanticism

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Transatlantic studies have been central in generating new conceptual frameworks for thinking through complex issues related to interconnectedness of Atlantic rim cultures. With focus on ways in which cultures, ideologies, and political identities are reworked and reinscribed by transatlantic movement of peoples, ideas, and cultural artifacts, expansion of notions of Romanticism to include transoceanic perspectives that understand early 19th-century Romantic literature as transatlantic phenomenon. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 163C. Jane Austen and Her Peers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Coverage of six novels of Jane Austen, as well as literary works that most influenced her: Mary Wollstonecraft's "Vindication of Rights of Woman," Gothic novel, and Maria Edgeworth's "Belinda." P/NP or letter grading.

  • 164A. Earlier 19th-Century Poetry

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Developments in English poetic genres from time of Napoleonic Wars to middle decades of 19th century. Readings enable students to understand legacies of 18th-century and Romantic writing and emergence of new forms such as dramatic monologue and novel-in-verse. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 164B. 19th-Century Critical Prose

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of traditions in critical thought from 1800 to 1900 in relation to development of cultural and literary criticism, social thought, and political writing. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 164C. 19th-Century Novel

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of development of novel from 1800 to 1900, with focus on evolution of genre in relation to cultural, social, and political contexts in which readings were composed, circulated, and received. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 164D. Global 19th Century

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Examination of 19th-century literature as global phenomenon. Ways imaginative works engaged with 19th-century global formations, that may include structures and discourses of empire, international law, communication and transport systems, political boundaries and state sovereignty, slave trade, transnational economics, travel and exploration, religious communities, military engagements, and/or cultural conflicts. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 165A. Imperial Culture, 1700 to 1850

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Exploration of relationship between culture and imperialism in 18th and 19th centuries. Discussion of relationship between literary and extra-literary texts and shifting patterns and paradigms of imperial rule, as metropolitan and peripheral spaces were transformed beyond recognition in this period. Particular attention to representations of otherness both in emergent metropolitan center and in sites of contact and conquest overseas, shifts in forms of Orientalism, developing concepts of race and nation, and ways imperial culture gradually infused almost every aspect of British culture and literature by middle of 19th century. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 165B. Gender, Sexuality, and Body, 1700 to 1850

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Examination of question of gender in literature of period known for its invention of sex/gender system. Topics may include varying representations of gender and sexuality across period, gender and authorship, and literature of embodiment. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 165C. Protestant Dissent and English Literature, 1640 to 1832

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Religious doctrines, political ideologies, cultural practices, and aesthetics of Protestant dissent, with some attention to transatlantic radicalism, but main topic is British dissent. Adaptations of such theologies as Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, Unitarianism, and Methodism in Scotland, England, and Wales from English Civil War and Glorious Revolution to Reform Act of 1832. Texts include representative theology and political theory (Luther, Calvin, Locke, Priestley, Paine, Wollstonecraft) and representative poetry and fiction (Milton, Bunyan, Defoe, Blake, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron). P/NP or letter grading.

  • 166A. Colonial Beginnings of American Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Historical survey of American literatures of discovery and exploration, contact, and settlement, with emphasis on genres that express distinctive colonial identities, myths, and religious visions. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 166B. American Literature, 1776 to 1832

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Historical survey of American literatures from Revolution through early republic, with emphasis on genres that reflect systematic attempts to create representative national literature and attention to American ethnic, gender, and postcolonial perspectives. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 166C. American Literature, 1832 to 1865

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Historical survey of American literatures from Jacksonian era to end of Civil War, including emergent tradition of American Romanticism, augmented and challenged by genres of popular protest urging application of democratic ideals to questions of race, gender, and social equality. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 167A. American Poetry to 1900

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of American poetry from Puritan period through end of 19th century. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 167B. American Fiction to 1900

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of American fiction (both novels and short stories) from its beginning to end of 19th century. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 168. Major American Writers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Broad survey of representative American writers across several centuries, designed to give concise account of broad narrative of American literary development, from origins through 19th century. Includes mainly works that have traditionally been identified as American classics and asks both what makes American literature distinctive and what its relations are to other literatures in English. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 169. Topics in Literature, circa 1700 to 1850

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Examination of literatures from or about this time period. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 169R. Topics in Literature, circa 1700 to 1850: Research Component

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of literatures from this time period and conventions of literary research. Substantial research component included. Consult "Schedule of Classes" and departmental descriptions for subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170A. American Literature, 1865 to 1900

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Historical survey of American literature from end of Civil War to beginning of 20th century, including writers such as Howells, James, Twain, Norris, Dickinson, Crane, Chesnutt, Gilman, and others working in modes of realist and naturalist novel, regional and vernacular prose, and poetry. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170B. American Literature, 1900 to 1945

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Historical survey of American literature from turn of century to end of World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170C. American Literature since 1945

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Historical survey of American literature since end of World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 171A. Later 19th-Century Poetry

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Developments in English poetic genres in relation to significant movements such as aestheticism, decadence, feminism, and imperialism from middle decades of 19th century to turn of 20th century. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 171B. 20th-Century British Poetry

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Survey of major British poets from 1900 to present. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 171C. 20th-Century British Fiction

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Survey of major British novelists and short story writers from 1900 to present. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 172A. Drama, 1850 to 1945

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C (for Theater and Film and Television majors 10A, 10B, 10C requisites are waived). Survey of drama in English, with its principal continental influences, from 1850 through World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 172B. Drama, 1945 to Present

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of drama in English, with its principal continental influences, since World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 172C. American Drama

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American drama from its beginning to present day. Historical period may vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 173A. American Poetry, 1900 to 1945

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American poetry from beginning of 20th century to end of World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 173B. American Poetry since 1945

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American poetry since end of World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 173C. Contemporary American Poetry

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American poetry, mostly by living authors, with emphasis on emergent issues and poetic forms. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 174A. American Fiction, 1900 to 1945

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American novels and short stories from beginning of 20th century to end of World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 174B. American Fiction since 1945

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American novels and short stories since end of World War II. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 174C. Contemporary American Fiction

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American novels and short stories, mostly by living authors, with emphasis on emergent issues and aesthetics. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 175. American Nonfictional Prose

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of American nonfictional prose (essays, autobiographies, travel narratives, and other). Particular genre and/or historical period vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 176. Hemispheric American Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Examination of primarily North American literature from hemispheric rather than nation-based perspective. Historic breadth in study of American literature while posing such crucial theoretical issues as emergence of U.S. Empire or relationship between North America and global south, including Africa, Latin America, and Caribbean. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 177. Interdisciplinary Studies of American Culture

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Interdisciplinary study of American literature in its relationships to other disciplines, including art, architecture, film, history, music, politics, and various social sciences, with emphasis on application of literary methodology to historical survey of American culture. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 179. Topics in Literature, circa 1850 to Present

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Examination of literatures from or about this time period. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 179R. Topics in Literature, circa 1850 to Present: Research Component

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Study of literatures from this time period and conventions of literary research. Substantial research component included. Consult "Schedule of Classes" and departmental descriptions for subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180. Topics in Literature and Language

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180R. Junior Research Seminar

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Strongly recommended for students who plan to enroll in capstone seminars. Study of range of approaches to literary and cultural research, including archival, literary critical, and theoretical to equip students with skills working with primary sources, secondary criticism, and online databases. Specific literatures vary with instructors. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 181A. Topics in Genre Studies

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 181B. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 181C. Topics in Critical Theory

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 181D. Topics in Imperial, Transnational, and Postcolonial Studies

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 182A. Topics in Medieval Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 182B. Topics in Renaissance and Early Modern Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 182C. Topics in 18th-Century Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 182D. Topics in Romantic Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 182E. Topics in 19th-Century Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 182F. Topics in 20th- and 21st-Century Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 183A. Topics in Colonial American Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 183B. Topics in 19th-Century American Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 183C. Topics in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 184. Capstone Seminar: English

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C, and completion of at least four upper division courses required for major. Limited to senior English or American Literature and Culture majors. Students use knowledge from prior coursework to address current topics in discipline and work with faculty members on focused topic of research. Culminating paper or project and class presentation required. May be repeated once for credit with topic or instructor change. Letter grading.

  • 188SA. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to discuss selected USIE seminar topic, conduct preparatory research, and begin preparation of syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SB. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SA. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to finalize course syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SC. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 2

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SB. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor while facilitating USIE 88S course. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 190H. Honors Research Colloquia in English

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Enforced corequisite: course 198A or 198B. Designed to bring together students undertaking supervised tutorial research for departmental honors in seminar setting with one or more faculty members to discuss their own work in progress and critical readings related to honors projects. Led by one supervising faculty member. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

  • M191A. Topics in African American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as African American Studies M179A.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable specialized studies course in African American literature. Topics may include Harlem Renaissance, African American Literature in Nadir, Black Women's Writing, Contemporary African American Fiction, African American Poetry. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191B. Topics in Chicana/Chicano and/or Latina/Latino Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M139.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable specialized studies course in Chicana/Chicano and/or Latina/Latino literature. Topics may include labor and literature; Chicana/Chicano visions of Los Angeles; immigration, migration, and exile; autobiography and historical change; Chicana/Chicano journalism; literary New Mexico; specific literary genres. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191C. Topics in Asian American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as Asian American Studies M191F.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable specialized studies course in Asian American literature. Topics may include genres (autobiography, novel, poetry, short fiction, or drama); specific nationalities within Asian American community; themes of transnational migration; cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, or interracial negotiation; and gender and queer politics. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191D. Topics in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M191D and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M191D.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191E. Topics in Gender and Sexuality

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M191E and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M191E.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 191H. Honors Research Seminars: English

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: one course from 120 through 128. Open only to students who are eligible and apply for honors program in English. Introduction to research techniques and study of various approaches and applications of critical methodology as it relates to interpretation and evaluation of texts. Development and presentation of proposals for honors projects. Consult undergraduate adviser. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • M192. Undergraduate Practicum in English: Journals

    Units: 2

    (Formerly numbered 192.) (Same as English Composition M192 and Environment M192.) Seminar, two hours. Training and supervised practicum for undergraduate student editors of campus journals supervised by faculty members in English, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and/or Writing Programs. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 193. Colloquia and Speakers' Series Undergraduate Seminars: English

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Limited to undergraduate students. Discussion of current critical literature and/or creative readings by writers, artists, and scholars. Exploration in greater depth of literary topics and creative work presented through sponsored forums, speakers' series, and colloquia. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

  • 195CE. Community and Corporate Internships in English

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged; fieldwork, eight to 10 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit setting coordinated through Center for Community Learning. Students complete weekly written assignments, attend biweekly meetings with graduate student coordinator, and write final research paper. Faculty sponsor and graduate student coordinator construct series of reading assignments that examine issues related to internship site. May not be applied toward major requirements. May be repeated for credit with consent of Center for Community Learning. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 197. Individual Studies in English

    Units: 2 to 5

    Tutorial, four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 198A. Honors Research in English

    Units: 5

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Requisite: course 191H. Limited to juniors/seniors. Development and completion of honors thesis under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 198B).

  • 198B. Honors Research in English

    Units: 5

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Requisite: course 191H. Limited to juniors/seniors. Development and completion of honors thesis under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 199. Directed Research or Senior Project in English

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual literary research and creative projects under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 200. Approaches to Literary Research

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Bibliographical tools of English and American literary scholarship; introduction to descriptive bibliography and basic methods of research. Periods covered vary. S/U or letter grading.

  • 201A. Criticism and Interpretation from Classical Era to Renaissance

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Examination of major texts in history of critical theory and interpretation from pre-Socratics to Descartes, including classical literary criticism (Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus), biblical hermeneutics (Bible, Midrash, St. Paul, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas), and medieval and Renaissance theories of interpretation (Dante, Boccaccio, Sidney). S/U or letter grading.

  • 201B. Aesthetics and Criticism from Enlightenment to Decadence

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Continuation of course 201A, proceeding from neoclassical and Enlightenment critical theory through Victorian and decadent aesthetic and literary criticism. Readings may include texts by Rousseau, Dryden, Pope, Hume, Kant, Schiller, the Schlegels, Coleridge, Hegel, Schelling, Arnold, Pater, Wilde, and Neitzsche. S/U or letter grading.

  • 201C. Developments and Issues in Modern Critical Thought

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of major figures and ideas in modern and contemporary critical theory. Readings vary from year to year but may include such figures as Freud, Durkheim, Saussure, Heidegger, Shkolvskii, Benjamin, Adorno, Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Barthes, Derrida, Deleuze, Fanon, Foucault, Irigaray, Lyotard, Bourdieu, and Bhabha. S/U or letter grading.

  • 203. Computers and Literary Research

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Prior knowledge in this area not required. Practice in writing and using computer programs for analysis of literary style, content, and authorship. S/U or letter grading.

  • 204. History of Rhetoric

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Reading of basic texts in history of rhetoric and selections from standard commentaries. Survey of classical period and medieval-to-modern period in alternate years. S/U or letter grading.

  • M205A. Study of Oral Tradition: History and Methods

    Units: 4

    (Same as Scandinavian M271.) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of scholarly and literary attempts to study, define, analyze, promote, and/or appropriate oral traditions, from Homer and ancient Greece to origins of vernacular literatures, European romantic (re)discovery of oral tradition, 20th-century heuristic models of oral composition, and modern-day electronic media and popular verbal genres such as joking and rapping. S/U or letter grading.

  • M205B. Collecting Oral Tradition

    Units: 4

    (Same as Scandinavian M272.) Seminar, three hours. Description and evaluation of various modern approaches to collecting and documenting oral tradition as text, performance, and sociocultural event. Consideration of approaches ranging from written transcription and textualization to audio and video presentation. S/U or letter grading.

  • M205C. Studies in Oral Traditional Genres

    Units: 4

    (Same as Scandinavian M273.) Seminar, three hours. Exploration in depth of variety and history of, and scholarship on, particular oral traditional genre (e.g., ballad, song, epic, proverb, riddle, folktale, legend) or set of closely related oral traditional genres. S/U or letter grading.

  • 210. History of English Language

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Detailed study of history, characteristics, and changing forms of English language from its origin until about 1900. S/U or letter grading.

  • 211. Old English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Study of Old English grammar, lexicon, phonology, and pronunciation to enable students to read literature silently and aloud. Reading of as much of more interesting Old English prose and poetry as can be read in one term. S/U or letter grading.

  • 212. Middle English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 211. Detailed study of linguistic aspects of Middle English and of representative examples of better prose and poetry. S/U or letter grading.

  • 213. Early Modern English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Detailed study of phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of English between 1450 and 1750. Description and analysis of changes in language in relation to intellectual, political, and social characteristics of period. S/U or letter grading.

  • 214. Modern English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Description and analysis of modern English phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, using theory and techniques of contemporary linguistics. Survey of evolution of American English and account of characteristic phonological and grammatical features of major regional varieties of English around world. S/U or letter grading.

  • M215. Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500

    Units: 4

    (Same as Classics M218, French M210, and History M218.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Introduction to history of Latin and vernacular manuscript book from 900 to 1500 to (1) train students to make informed judgments with regard to place and date of origin, (2) provide training in accurate reading and transcription of later medieval scripts, and (3) examine manuscript book as witness to changing society that produced it. Focus on relationship between Latin manuscripts and vernacular manuscripts with regard to their respective presentation of written texts. S/U or letter grading.

  • 216A. Old Irish

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammar. Readings in glosses and other texts. Comparative considerations. S/U or letter grading.

  • 216B. Old Irish

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammar. Readings in glosses and other texts. Comparative considerations. S/U or letter grading.

  • 217A. Medieval Welsh

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammar. Readings in Mabinogi and other texts. Comparative considerations. S/U or letter grading.

  • 217B. Medieval Welsh

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammar. Readings in Mabinogi and other texts. Comparative considerations. S/U or letter grading.

  • 218. Celtic Linguistics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Survey of salient features of Celtic linguistic stock in its Gaelic and British branches, with reference to position of Celtic within Indo-European languages. S/U or letter grading.

  • 230. Workshop: Creative Writing

    Units: 2 to 4

    Lecture, two to four hours. Preparation: submission of writing samples in specified genre (poetry, fiction, or drama). May be repeated but may not satisfy more than one of nine courses required for first qualifying examination nor any of five courses required for second qualifying examination. S/U or letter grading.

  • 240. Studies in History of English Language

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Individual seminars dealing with any single historical period from Old English period to present or development of one particular linguistic characteristic (phonology, syntax, semantics, dialectology) through various periods. S/U or letter grading.

  • 241. Studies in Structure of English Language

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Topics in various aspects of structure of modern English, especially syntax and semantics. S/U or letter grading.

  • 242. Language and Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Application of linguistics to literary analysis. Individual seminars dealing with one historical period (medieval and Renaissance, neoclassical, or 19th century and modern), specific authors, or contributions of specific groups of linguists to literary analysis. S/U or letter grading.

  • 244. Old and Medieval English Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Studies in poetry and prose of Old and medieval English literature; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 245. Chaucer

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 246. Renaissance Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Studies in poetry and prose of Renaissance English literature, exclusive of Shakespeare; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 247. Shakespeare

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 248. Earlier 17th-Century Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in poetry and prose of 17th-century English literature up to Restoration; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 249. Milton

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in poetry and prose of John Milton; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 250. Restoration and 18th-Century Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in English poetry and prose, 1660 to 1800; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 251. Romantic Writers

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 252. Victorian Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in English poetry and prose of Victorian period; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 253. Contemporary British Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 254. American Literature to 1900

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in Colonial and 19th-century American literature; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 255. Contemporary American Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in contemporary American poetry and prose; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 256. Studies in Drama

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in drama as genre from its beginning to present; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 257. Studies in Poetry

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in various themes and forms of poetry from Old English to present; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 258. Studies in Novel

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in evolution of genre from its beginning to present; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 259. Studies in Criticism

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 260. Studies in Literature and Its Relationship to Arts and Sciences

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Studies in interrelationships of literature, arts, and sciences; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M260A. Topics in Asian American Literature

    Units: 4

    (Same as Asian American Studies M260.) Seminar, three hours. Graduate seminar that examines and critically evaluates writings of Asian Americans. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M261. Studies in Chicana/Chicano Literature

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 261.) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M289.) Seminar, three hours. Intensive research and study of major themes, authors, and issues in Chicana/Chicano literature and culture. Examination of political, aesthetic, economic, and cultural context that emerges in Chicana/Chicano discourse; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M262. Studies in Afro-American Literature

    Units: 4

    (Same as African American Studies M200E.) Lecture, four hours. Intensive research and study of major themes, issues, and writers in Afro-American literature. Discussions and research on aesthetic, cultural, and social backgrounds of Afro-American writing. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 263. Celtic Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Preparation: knowledge of one ancient or modern Celtic language. Studies in poetry and prose of early and modern Celtic literatures, chiefly Irish and Welsh; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 264. Studies in Rhetoric

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Special topics in classical and modern rhetoric, including substantial practice in rhetorical analysis of literary texts. S/U or letter grading.

  • 265. Postcolonial Literatures

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Study of aesthetic, historical, and social backgrounds to literatures of former British colonies that became independent after 1947. General issues related to way imperialism, colonialism, and postcolonialism have helped to shape and have been shaped by literature in English. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M266. Cultural World Views of Native America

    Units: 4

    (Same as American Indian Studies M200B.) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of written literary texts from oral cultures and other expressive cultural forms -- dance, art, song, religious and medicinal ritual -- in selected Native American societies, as these traditional and tribal contexts have been translated into contemporary literary texts (fiction, poetry, essay, and drama). Survey, from secondary sources, of interdisciplinary methodological approaches taken from literary analysis, structural anthropology, folklore, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. May be repeated for credit with instructor and/or topic change. Letter grading.

  • M270. Seminar: Literary Theory

    Units: 5

    (Same as Comparative Literature M294.) Seminar, three hours. Advanced interdisciplinary seminar to explore philosophical, historical, and critical foundations of literary theory as well as current issues in literary and cultural studies. S/U or letter grading.

  • M298. Interdisciplinary Studies in 17th and 18th Centuries

    Units: 4

    (Same as History M298.) Discussion, four hours. Topics vary according to participating faculty. S/U or letter grading.

  • M299. Interdisciplinary American Studies

    Units: 6

    (Same as History M299.) Discussion, four hours. Readings, discussion, and papers on common theme, team-taught by faculty members from different departments. Topics vary according to participating faculty. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructors. S/U or letter grading.

  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum

    Units: 1 to 4

    Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May not be substituted for any departmental enrollment requirements. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 495A. Supervised Teaching Preparation

    Units: 3

    Seminar, three hours. Required of all applicants for teaching assistantships in English. Introduction to teaching of literature intended to prepare teaching assistants for their first assignments in leading discussion sections. Practical concerns of creating assignments, grading papers, and holding conferences. S/U grading.

  • 495A. Supervised Teaching Preparation (Effective Summer Sessions 2017 )

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Required of all applicants for teaching assistantships in English. Introduction to teaching of literature intended to prepare teaching assistants for their first assignments in leading discussion sections. Practical concerns of creating assignments, grading papers, and holding conferences. S/U grading.

  • 495B. Supervised Teaching Preparation

    Units: 3

    Seminar, two hours. Required of all teaching assistants in their initial quarter of teaching. Mentoring and group teaching assistant/mentor conferences. S/U grading.

  • 501. Cooperative Program

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.

  • 596. Directed Individual Study

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to students preparing for first qualifying examination or engaging in intensive directed research project. May not be applied toward any course requirement for degree. Consult graduate counselor to enroll or obtain information. S/U or letter grading.

  • 597. Preparation for Ph.D. Examinations

    Units: 4 to 12

    Tutorial, to be arranged. For second-stage Ph.D. students preparing for second qualifying examination. S/U grading.

  • 598. M.A. Research and Thesis Preparation

    Units: 4 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate students. May not be applied toward any course requirement for degree. S/U grading.

  • 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Research

    Units: 4 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to Ph.D. candidates unable to enroll in seminars in their fields or to candidates concurrently enrolled in such seminars. (Exception to this rule must be requested by petition.) S/U grading.