UAH

Undergraduate English Course Descriptions

EH 101S - Intensive Writing

Hours: 4


Critical reading, essay writing, and documentation for students whose preparation suggests a need for intensive support as they progress through the composition sequence. Placement: ACT/SAT English score or performance on placement exam. Requires concurrent registration with a 2-hour studio section. Grading scale: A, B, C, D, F. Minimum grade of C- required to advance to EH 102. Prerequisites: Placement, ACT/SAT scores.

 

EH 100 - Intensive Writing Studio

Hours: No credit


An editing workshop lab to be taken concurrently with EH 100, the course provides supplementary instruction and practice in written English language skills, editing techniques, writing strategies (brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing) as well as critical reading (skimming, scanning, inferring) for students needing additional support. Placement by examination and concurrent registration in EH 100. Grading scale: S/U.

 

EH 101 - Freshman Composition

Hours: 3


Critical reading, and essay writing. Grading scale: A, B, C, D, F. Minimum grade of C- required to advance to EH 102. Prerequisites: Placement.

 

EH 102 - Freshman Composition

Hours: 3


Critical reading, argumentation, essay writing, and research. Grading scale: A, B, C, D, F. Minimum grade of C- required to advance to 200-level English classes. Prerequisites: EH 100 or 101.

 

EH 105 - Honors English Seminar

Hours: 3


Interpretive and comparative readings in texts of enduring intellectual, esthetic, and ethical importance; critical and analytic writing and research. Grading Scale: A, B, C, D, F. Minimum grade of C- required to advance to 200-level English classes. Prerequisites: Formal admission to the University Honors Program.

 

EH 105(H) - Honors English Seminar

Hours: 3


(See offerings of the Department of English) Required for all students who enter the Honors Program before completing freshman English.

 

EH 207 - Readings in Literature and Culture I

Hours: 3


Critical and analysis of texts from ancient times through the Age of Discovery. The course introduces students to the methods of literary study through an examination of works in their social, historical, and philosophical contexts. Prerequisites: EH 101 and EH 102. 

 

EH 208 - Readings in Literature and Culture 2

Hours: 3


Critical analysis of texts from the Age of Discovery through the present. The course introduces students to the methods of literary study through an examination of works in their social, historical, and philosophical contexts. Prerequisites: EH 101 and EH 202. 

 

EH 209 - Honors Seminar in Literature and Culture I

Hours: 3


Critical analysis of texts from ancient times through the Age of Discovery. The course offers an in-depth examination of important works and their cultural contexts in a seminar format. Prerequisites: EH 105 or admission to the Honors Program. 

 

EH 210 - Honors Seminar in Literature and Culture 2

Hours: 3


Critical analysis of texts from the Age of Discovery through the present. The course offers an in-depth examination of important works and their cultural contexts in a seminar format. Prerequisites: EH 105 or admission to the Honors Program. 

 

EH 242 - Mythology

Hours: 3


Archetypal, metaphorical, and historical significance of deities and myths.

 

EH 300 - Strategies for Business Writing

Hours: 3


Practical business writing with emphasis on rhetoric, organization, and research. Open to all students in the College of Business or by permission of the Department of English. Qualifies as elective in the English major. Does not count toward English minor. Prerequisites: 6 hours of freshman composition and junior standing or permission of the College of Business.

 

EH 301 - Technical Writing

Hours: 3


Practical writing, especially technical or scientific reports and proposals, with emphasis on organization, research, and presentation. Qualifies as elective in English major. Does not count toward English minor except for Minor Studies in Technical Writing. Prerequisites: EH 101 and EH 102, and junior standing.

 

EH 302 - Technical Editing

Hours: 4


Clarifying, expanding, reducing, and rewriting technical reports and other documents created by others. Emphasis on elements of style and usage, revision, proofreading, and application of rhetorical techniques to the work of engineers, scientists, and technicians. Qualifies as elective in English major. Does not count toward English minor except for Minor Studies in Technical Writing. Does not count toward certification in secondary education. Prerequisites: EH 101 and 102 and junior standing. Offered Spring Semester only.

 

EH 320 - Practicum in Writing

Hours: 3


Writing and editing under the supervision of professionals. Enrollment requires advance planning. Does not count toward English minor except for Minor Studies in Technical Writing. Prerequisites: EH 301, 302, enrollment for Minor Studies in Technical Writing, permission of the Director of Business and Technical Writing, and a successful interview with the participating technical supervisor.

 

EH 330 - American Literature through the Civil War

Hours: 3


Selected authors, forms, and issues. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 331 - American Literature from the Civil War to WWI

Hours: 3


Selected authors, forms, and issues. Authors may include Twain, James, Dickinson, Whitman, Crane. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 332 - American Literature from WWI to WWII

Hours: 3


Selected authors, forms, and issues. Authors may include Eliot, Hemingway, Stein, Fitzgerald, Faulkner. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 333 - American Literature from WWII to the Present

Hours: 3


Selected authors, forms, and issues. Authors may include Plath, Updike, Ginsburg, and Vonnegut. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 360 - Shakespeare

Hours: 3


Renaissance background and at least six plays, including history, comedy, and major tragedies. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 380 - Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century

Hours: 3


Poetry, drama, and various emergent prose forms in the early modern period, 1660-1744, with attention to cultural contexts. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 381 - Later Eighteenth Century

Hours: 3


Poetry, drama, the novel, and other emergent prose forms in the early modern period, 1744-1799, with attention to cultural contexts. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 390 - Romantic Poetry and Prose

Hours: 3


Poetry and prose (excluding the novel), 1780-1832. Emphasis may vary. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 391 - Victorian Poetry and Prose

Hours: 3


Poetry and prose (excluding the novel), 1832-1901. Emphasis may vary. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature.

 

EH 400 - Composition Studies for Teachers

Hours: 3


Introduction to effective strategies for the teaching of writing. Strategies include creating and implementing writing prompts, fostering writing as process, working with grammar in context, investigating response strategies for teachers and students, and developing and implementing assessment rubrics. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 500, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

 

EH 401 - Theory and Practice in Technical Communication

Hours: 3


Explores the relationships between common practices in technical communication and the theories that legitimize those practices. Introduces students to research and theories about fundamental issues in technical communication which may then become the basis for further graduate study in technical communication. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 501, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate standing. Same as CM 402. Strongly Recommended EH 301 and 302.

 

EH 403 - Literary Criticism and Theory

Hours: 3


Major texts and approaches from Plato to the present. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 503, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 404 - Literary Research Methods

Hours: 3


Introduction to the method and practice of advanced literary studies with emphasis on the development of literary critical research skills, the building of a critical lexicon, and the application of theory and criticism. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 504, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 408 - History of the English Language

Hours: 3


History of the emergence and development of English from the pre-Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Emphasis on cultural contexts. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 508, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 410 - Fiction Writing

Hours: 3


Practice in writing of fiction from conception to revision. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 510, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: GER literature requirement and approval of instructor.

 

EH 411 - Poetry Writing

Hours: 3


Practice in writing of poetry from conception to revision. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 511, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: 6 hours of sophomore literature or permission of instructor.

 

EH 412 - Special Topics in Writing

Hours: 3


Topics in creative writing, professional writing, or other advanced writing announced in advanced. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 512, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: 6 hours of sophomore literature or permission of instructor.

 

EH 413 - Children's and Adolescent Literature

Hours: 3


Course content will include the study of various genres of children's and adolescent literature and their relationship to beginning reading, enhancement of reading comprehension, and intervention instruction in the various content areas. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program. Same as ED 413.

 

EH 415 - Studies in Anglophone/Postcolonial Literature

Hours: 3


An introduction to major concepts, figures, and works with emphasis upon historical and cultural context. Specific focus will vary. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 515, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 418 - Representative Texts by Women Writers

Hours: 3


Focus on women's contribution to the literary tradition. Prerequisites: Course is open to students who have completed the general education requirement in literature or permission of the instructor.

 

EH 420 - Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Hours: 3


American and British poetry from the 1890's to the present: Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Frost, Stevens, and others. Poets will be studied against the background of the social, political, and technological revolutions that characterize the modern world. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 520, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 421 - Modern Drama

Hours: 3


New movements in drama from Ibsen to the present.

 

EH 422 - Modern Novel

Hours: 3


Considers responses to the experience of modernity; focus on English and American but texts will also be drawn from Continental, Latin American, Asian, or African traditions. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 522, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 423 - Studies in Contemporary British Literature

Hours: 3


Major works after 1945 with emphasis on historical and cultural contexts. Specific focus will vary. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 523, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 425 - Literature and Technology

Hours: 3


Considers the relation between technology and culture as it has been understood since the classical period through a broad range of literary texts. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 525, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 430 - The American Novel

Hours: 3


The American novel from the beginning through James.

 

EH 431 - The American Novel

Hours: 3


The American novel from James to the present.

 

EH 433 - William Faulkner

Hours: 3


Critical study of the major novels. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 533, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 435 - Special Studies in American Literature

Hours: 3


Topics announced in advance. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 535, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 438 - African American Literature

Hours: 3


Themes, concepts and imagery in the Black American literary tradition. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 538, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 439 - Ethnic American Novel

Hours: 3


Race, ethnicity, and the 20th-century American Novel.

 

EH 440 - Special Studies in English Literature

Hours: 3


Topics announced in advance. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 540, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 448 - The Bible as Literature

Hours: 3


An introduction to the major literary forms of the Bible. Material will be approached analytically, involving both socio-historical and literary-critical perspectives. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 548, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 450 - Chaucer

Hours: 3


A study of Geoffrey Chaucer's Middle English works including the early dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde, and the Canterbury Tales.

 

EH 451 - Middle English Literature

Hours: 3


A study of the literature of medieval England from the twelfth to the fifteenth century, including Arthurian romance, religious drama, hagiography, chronicles, lyrics, and ballards. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 551, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 460 - Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose

Hours: 3


Selected topics, authors and genres of 16th–century English and continental literature.

 

EH 470 - Milton

Hours: 3


A study of the development of Milton's thought and art as it appears in his early poems, selected prose, and later poetry, with particular attention given to Paradise Lost. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 570, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 471 - Renaissance Drama

Hours: 3


Non-Shakespearean drama of the sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries in social, critical, and performative contexts. Specific focus will vary from term to term. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 571, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 472 - Seventeenth-Century Poetry

Hours: 3


Emphasis on major figures (Donne, Jonson, Herbert) their followers, and major themes and genres of the period. Excludes Milton. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 572, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EH 492 - The Early English Novel

Hours: 3


Emergence and development of the genre as evident in representative eighteenth-century texts.

 

EH 493 - The Victorian Novel

Hours: 3


Dickens through Hardy: critical reading of representative novels accompanied by historical survey of major trends.

 

EH 495 - The Literature of Transition

Hours: 3


Considers literature in all genres, including intellectual and philosophic works, from 1890-1915 to explore the transition from Victorianism(s) to Modernism. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EH 595, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

 

EHL 301 - Technical Writing for Graduate Students

Hours: 3


Practical writing, especially technical or scientific reports and proposals, with emphasis on organization, research, and presentation. Designed to address the specific needs of nonnative speakers of English who are developing their skills in written discourse. The class is designed for nonnative-speaking graduate students. Prerequisites: ESL 103 or appropriate placement on ELPT.

 

EHL 405 - Survey of General Linguistics

Hours: 3


Survey of phonology, morphology, and syntax, language universals and typology, history of English and other major world languages, topics in psycho- and socio-linguistics such as language acquisition, situational language change, and the study of regional and ethnic varieties as they reflect and construct the linguistic and cultural diversity of the United States. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EHL 505, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. EHL 405 is recommended but not required as a preliminary to other EHL courses.

 

EHL 406 - Critical Issues

Hours: 3


This class reviews critical issues impacting the progress of English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 classrooms in the U.S. The categories of issues covered will remain responsive to TESOL/NCATE Standards for P-12 Teacher Education Programs. Among representative issues are historical overviews of relevant legislation, coverage of current and developing regulations (Federal, state, local), advocacy options, and assessment at the programmatic level. Prerequisites: None. Same as EHL 506

 

EHL 407 - Advanced English Grammar Studies

Hours: 3


In-depth study of English syntax within contemporary theoretical paradigms. Comparisons between modern syntactic analyses and traditional methods, comparisons between Standard American English and regional and ethnic varieties, the inevitable historical changes in English grammar, and pedagogical contexts/teaching issues. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EHL 507, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. EHL 405 is recommended but not required as a preliminary to other EHL courses.

 

EHL 408 - TESOL Methods

Hours: 3


Designed to give current and future ESL insructors a foundation for informed and effective classroom teaching. Focuses on Domains 3 (planning, implementing and manageing instruction) and 4 (assessment) of the TESOL Standards. Includes theoretical underpinnings of historical and contemporary ESL, instructional methods, analysis and critique of methodologies, and strategies for pedagogically sound classroom activity development and lesson planning within linguistically and culturally diverse instructional contexts. Cross listed: EHL 508 Prerequisites: EHL 405, EHL 407

 

EHL 409 - Special Studies in Applied English Linguistics

Hours: 3


Special topics in linguistics. Focus and emphasis of topics announced in advance. This course is ordinarily cross-listed with EHL 509, a graduate-level course, and will be most appropriate for advanced undergraduates. EHL 405 is recommended but not required as a preliminary to other EHL courses.

 

ILC 010: Level I - Intensive Language and Culture, I

Hours: 4 - 20


Course designed to improve nonnative speaker's ability in their overall language prficiency at the high beginning level. Admission to program and placement in Level 1. Prerequisites: Admission to program and placement in Level I.

Placement according to the new policy for matriculation of nonnative speakers of English.
Fee
$227.50/hour (no college-specific fee)

 

ILC 020: Level II - Intensive Language and Culture, II

Hours: 4 - 20


Course designed to improve nonative speaker's ability in their overall language proficiency at the low intermediate level. Admission to program and placement in Level II. Prerequisites: Admission to program and placement in Level II.

Placement according to the new policy for matriculation of nonative speakers of English.
Fee
$227.50/hour (no college-specific fee)

 

ILC 030: Level III - Intensive Lanuage and Culture, III

Hours: 4 - 20


Course designed to improve nonative speaker's ability in their overall language proficiency at the intermediate level. Prerequisites: Admission to program and placement in Level III.

Placement according to the new policy for maltriculation of nonative speakers of English.
Fee
$227.50/hour (no college-specific fee)

 

ILC 040: Level IV - Intgensive Language Culture, IV


Course designed to improve nonative speaker's ability in their overall language proficiency at the high intermediate level. Prerequisites: Admission to program and placement in Level IV.
Fee
$227.50/hour (no college-specific fee)

 

ILC 050: Level V - Intensive Language and Culture, V

Hours: 4 - 20


Course designed to improve nonnative speaker's ability in their overall language proficiency at the advanced level. Prerequisites: Admission to program and placement in Level V.

Placement according to the new policy for maltriculation of nonnative speakers of English.
Fee
$227.70/hour (no college-specific fee)