English Department Course Offerings

CMLT 200 : Reading Transnationally:
An introduction to the practice of Comparative Literature and introduces students to arange of key theory-and-methods debates in the field, with attention to those surrounding such matters as history, globalization, culture, and the aesthetic. Typical subtitles include Sea Narratives, The Global Bildungsroman, Narratives of the Atlantic World, Screening ?Race,? Transnational Voices. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.)   Credits: 4

CMLT 499 : Directed Study:
A comparative thesis of 30-35 pages that will be completed in consultation with two faculty members, one from each of two departments relevant to the thesis. The student will be expected to make an abbreviated presentation of the thesis in a GREAT Day or similar forum. Prerequisite: CMLT 200 and senior standing. Credits: 1-4 . Offered by individual arrangement   Credits: 1-4

ENGL 100 : College Writing
A course designed to provide students who have completed INTD 105 the opportunity to develop proficiency in specific types of writing, sich as descriptive, expository, persuasive, and critical writing. Prerequisite: INTD 105.   Credits: 4

ENGL 101 : Topics in Literature:
A course exploring a particular topic involving specific themes, issues, authors, literary forms, or media types. Subtitles of "Topics in Literature" help students develop fundamental skills for critical reading and effective writing. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.   Credits: 4

ENGL 115 : Understanding Poetry
A course designed to enrich students understanding of the craft of poetry? Its design, its specialized techniques for creating and communicating meaning, and the specialized methodology necessary to constructing interpretations of it. This is not a course in writing poetry, but in the analysis of it. Students will read a wide variety of poems written in English from British, American, and other English-speaking traditions.   Credits: 4

ENGL 188 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

ENGL 199 : Directed Study
  Credits: 1-4

ENGL 201 : Foundations ofCreative Writing
An intermediate-level writing workshop involving assignments in various literary forms. Class discussions will focus on student work as well as work by published authors.   Credits: 4

ENGL 202 : Reading As A Writer:
A creative writing class designed to give students opportunities to pactice and refine their writing skills in one or two genres. Students may take twice for credit under different subtitles. Topics may include point-of-view and perspective in short fiction, creating characters, the persona poem. There is an emphasis on close reading, critical thinking and revision. Frequent writing required. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.)   Credits: 4

ENGL 203 : Reader & Text:
An introduction to the discipline of English through the study of particular topics, issues, genres, or authors. Subtitles of ?Reader and Text? help students develop a working vocabulary for analyzing texts and relating texts to contexts; understand the theoretical questions that inform all critical conversations about textual meaning and value; and participate competently, as writers, in the ongoing conversation about texts and theory that constitutes English as a field of study.   Credits: 4

ENGL 280 : Yeats Summer School in Ireland
A study abroad course that provides an introduction to the poetry and drama of Irish author W.B. Yeats. The course will be taught in a four-week summer session, beginning with an online introduction, followed by three weeks in Ireland, most of that time spent at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, Students will attend lectures and seminars by leading Yeats scholars from throughout the world, along with poetry readings and dramatic presentations. Permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 288 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

ENGL 290 : F/London Theatre Seminar
An opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of the best in English theatre. The group will attend at least nine productions in small "fringe" theatres; the state-supported theatres like the Royal Court, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Royal National Theatre; and the commercial West End. Several tours will be required, such as Shakespeare's Globe, Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare Walking Tour, Drury Lane tour, and Covent Garden tour. Workshops will be scheduled to suit student interests, such as Acting Shakespeare at the Old Globe or design workshops through the Theatre Museum at the V&A. Students are expected to attend all of the above. There will be two orientation sessions prior to leaving for London. Students will be responsible for projects in London museums, written reviews of shows, and class discussions, held every 3-4 days. Note: course duration is two and a half weeks; may not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor   Credits: 0-3

ENGL 299 : Directed Study
  Credits: 1-5

ENGL 301 : Advanced Poetry Workshop I
A practical course in the writing of poetry, using student assignments in the genre as a central means in discussions both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Prerequisites: ENGL 201 and permission of instructor   Credits: 4

ENGL 302 : Advanced Fiction Workshop I
A fiction writing workshop using student writings in the genre as well as published stories, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Prerequisites: ENGL 201 and permission of the instructor. Offered every fall   Credits: 4

ENGL 303 : Advanced Poetry Workshop II
A practical course in the writing of poetry, using student assignments in the genre as a central means in discussions both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Students will further develop and continue to practice skills emphasized in Advanced Poetry Workshop I. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, ENGL 301, and permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 304 : Advanced Fiction Workshop II
A fiction writing workshop using student writings in the genre as well as published stories, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Students will further develop and continue to practice skills emphasized in Advanced Fiction Workshop I. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, ENGL 302, and permission of instructor. Offered every fall   Credits: 4

ENGL 305 : AdvCreative Non-FictionWkshp I
A practical course in the writing of creative nonfiction. Student assignments in the genre are the focus of discussions, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Prerequisites: ENGL 201 and permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 307 : AdvCreativeNon-FictionWkshp II
A practical course in the writing of creative nonfiction. Student assignments in the genre are the focus of discussions, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Students will further develop and continue to practice skills emphasized in Advanced Creative Nonfiction Worksop I. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, ENGL 305, and permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 310 : Medieval Lit:
Medieval Literature concentrates on literature from AD 500-1500, with Old English literature (in translation) and Middle English Literature (some in translation, most in original texts). The course presents specifically medieval genres, such as : epic poetry, sermons and chronicles); Middle English debate poetry, devotional poetry, romances (Arthurian and non-Arthurian), frame narratives, mystical writing, and the drama of the mystery and morality plays. These readings will closely consider aspects of Old English and Middle English grammar and also the intertextuality of medieval British literature in two senses: with non-literary and non-British works (the Bible, medieval European literature, historical documents and images, medieval commentaries) and in the reception of literature through modern scholarship. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 311 : Early Modern Lit:
A study of literature of the "long Sixteenth Century" or broad Early Modern Era (1450-1660). These courses emphasize texts in relation to history, including the social and cultural dimensions of the Renaissance and its subsequent periods. Central issues include economy and desire, gender, nature and art, faith, Protestantism, and revolution. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 312 : 17th Century British Lit
A study of dramatists, poets, and some prose writers from the period 1600-1660. Central issues include economy and desire, gender, nature and art, faith, Puritanism, and revolution. Authors include Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Marvell, Herrick. Offered spring, odd years. Prerequisite: ENGL 170   Credits: 3

ENGL 313 : Eighteenth-Century Lit:
A study of literature from the Restoration and Eighteenth century. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered spring, even years   Credits: 4

ENGL 314 : Nineteenth Century Lit:
A study of literature of the 1800s with subtitles designating relevant subjects, including U.S., British, and international literature of the time. These courses emphasize texts in relation to history, including the social and cultural dimensions of the nineteenth century. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years   Credits: 4

ENGL 316 : Twentieth Cen Lit:
A study of Anglophone literature of the 1900s with subtitles designating relevant subject matter and focus. These courses emphasize texts in relation to history, including the social and cultural dimensions of the twentieth century. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 318 : Black British Lit & Culture
A study of works by representative Black British writers from the mid-20th century onward in their cultural and social contexts. The course will cover a variety of genres, focusing theoretically on the development of Black British literature, and being framed through these initial questions: Who is English in that nation?s imaginary? Who is not? Does Englishness mean WHITE only, as Catherine Hall has so persuasively demonstrated by retelling some of that country?s history in relation to its colonies? Black British Literature has historically coincided not only with the questioning of what constitutes a British identity but with critical articulations of the issues of full citizenship and belonging. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 320 : Irish Literature
A study of works, mainly from the 1880s to the present, by representative Irish and Northern Irish authors writing in English. Works will be examined in their historical contexts. Authors may include W.B. Yeats, John Synge, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett, Edna O?Brien, Eavan Boland, and Seamus Heaney. Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 322 : Contemp Br Lit-London:
A study of representative texts created and published in Britain, by British writers, largely for a cosmopolitan audience. The course explores how contemporary writers conceptualize their identity in relation to the national imaginary. Offered every other summer at Goldsmiths College, University of London. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered not on a regular basis.   Credits: 4

ENGL 329 : American Visions:
A critical study of a theme, movement, or special subject matter of some consequence in the cultural tradition of the United States. Representative offerings might include The Environmental Spirit, Women Writers and Social Reform, Film Heroes, The Puritan Legacy, and The Graphic Novel. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall   Credits: 4

ENGL 335 : Asian American Lit Survey
A study of works by representative Asian American writers from a range of backgrounds (might include but not exclusive to American writers of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, South Asian, Vietnamese and Cambodian ancestry) from the early 20th century onward in their cultural and social contexts. The course will cover a variety of genres. Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 336 : Native American Literature
A study of works by representative Native AMerican writiers in their cultural and social contexts. The course will cover a variety of genres. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 337 : African-American Literature
A study of works by representative African-American writers from the mid-19th century to the present in their cultural and social contexts. The course will cover a variety of genres. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 4

ENGL 338 : Contemporary Lit:
A study of representative important writers and trends during the late 20th and 21st centuries. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered fall, odd years   Credits: 4

ENGL 340 : Lit & Lit Study in Digital Age
Digital technology is transforming the way we produce, distribute, and study literature. Under the umbrella term ?digital humanities,? scholars are building electronic archives that put literary texts in historical, biographical, geographical, and other contexts; using computational tools to analyze and visualize the form and content of texts; creating new platforms for scholarly communication about texts; and trying to understand the larger cultural impact of the digital revolution. This course undertakes a close examination of all these developments while also introducing students to basic tools for digital communication, preservation, and textual analysis. Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 342 : World Literature
The comparative study of significant literary works from cultural traditions across the world. May be designed around a central theme/topic that is cross-culturally relevant. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 360 : M/Post-Colonial Lit:
A study of works that have emerged out of different experiences of (de)colonization and asserted themselves by foregrounding their difference from the assumptions of an imperial center. The course will cover a variety of genres, and the works will be read in their cultural, social, and historical contexts. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered spring, even years   Credits: 4

ENGL 361 : History of English Language
A historical survey of the English language, introducing the techniques of historical linguistic research and contrasting the phonology, grammar, and lexicon of Old and Middle English with that of Modern British and American English. The course also considers the growth and distribution of ?World Englishes,? including Canadian, Indian, Southern Hemisphere varieties as well as English creoles and pidgins. Students also contribute to an updated edition of the Dictionary of Geneseo English. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years   Credits: 4

ENGL 366 : Connections-Early Lit:
A course charting the historical movement of literature in the British Isles from earliest Anglo-Saxon documents to the Restoration. The major periods of Anglo-Saxon/Early Celtic, Anglo-Norman, Middle English, and Early Modern anchor a survey of representative works and authors (e.g. Beowulf, Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, Malory, Spenser, Donne, Milton). The course emphasizes historical, political and cultural events through which this literature was produced; the development of genres and poetics over time; and changes in language, especially in the ways that English has changed from Old English to Early Modern. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 367 : Connections-Modern Lit:
A study of selected Anglophone literary texts written between 1660 and 1900 focusing on the dynamic relationship between individual works and the broader culture from which they emerge. The course emphasizes historical, political and social events through which this literature was produced; the development of genres and poetics over time; and important changes in language. Representative offerings include: Poetry of the Augustan Age; Victorian Comedy; Literature of 19th Century Social Reform; Napoleon in British Literature; Antebellum Literature; Silver Fork Fiction; Virtual Thoreau; Transatlantic Romantic Prose. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered at least once a year.   Credits: 4

ENGL 368 : Connections-Recent Lit:
A study of selected Anglophone literary texts written after 1900 focusing on the dynamic relationship between individual works and the broader culture from which they emerge. The course emphasizes historical, political and social events through which this literature was produced; the development of genres and poetics over time; and important changes in language. Representative offerings include: Literature of the Twenties; Realist Fiction and the Depression Era; The Image of Islam; British Literature and Fascism; Hip-Hop Culture and Contemporary Literature. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered at least once a year.   Credits: 4

ENGL 381 : Classical Literature
Classical literature?the literature of ancient Greek and Roman civilization?is the origin of the idea of canonical literature, the idea of a ?classic.? Readings for this course will explore those ?classics? in numerous genres from drama, philosophical dialogue, lyric, poetic narrative, and epic, from authors including Homer, Euripides, Sappho, Virgil, Ovid, Horace, and Catullus. The course grounds these writers in the context of history, and art, as well as representative literary scholarship and theory relevant to this period in literature. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Not offered on a regular basis   Credits: 4

ENGL 382 : The Bible as Literature
This course evaluates the English Bible as a literary text, with readings from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures (including the Apocrypha). Along with historical and cultural backgrounds, emphasis will be placed on literary genres present in (and sometimes unique to) the Bible, aspects of biblical language and poetics, and the intratextuality of biblical texts. The course will also compare the Bible?s relationship with the text of the Qur?an and with readings and research in biblical influences on Western and world literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring   Credits: 4

ENGL 385 : Contemporary Drama
A study of dramatic texts and selected readings in theatre history and dramatic theory from World War II to the present. The course may include English, American and world dramatic traditions, in their theatrical, cultural, and/or literary contexts. Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor   Credits: 4

ENGL 386 : Western Drama 1870-1945
A study of Continental, English, and American drama and selected readings in dramatic theory and criticism from 1870-1945. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered spring, odd years   Credits: 4

ENGL 387 : Drama & Society:
A study of dramatic texts alongside their cultural, historical, literary, theoretical, and/or theatrical contexts. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.)   Credits: 4

ENGL 388 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

ENGL 393 : Honors Thesis Research/Writing
Two semesters of individual research and writing, directed by a member of the Department of English, for the composing of an undergraduate thesis. The thesis may be a work of literary analysis or a collection of original creative writing. To be eligible to enroll in the first semester of research, students must have completed 75 semester hours, including 24 hours in English, with a grade point average of 3.7 in the English major and 3.3 overall in the College. The Departmental Honors Committee, which grants permission for English honors and approves thesis proposals, may make exceptions to the eligibility criteria for students of demonstrable talent. To receive "English Honors" recognition at graduation, the student must complete 6 hours of English 393 with a grade of "A." English Honors students are encouraged to elect ENGL 394 Senior Seminar. Credits for English 393 may not be applied to the 36-hour English major. Prerequisite: Engl 203 or permission of instructor. 3(0-6) each semester. Offered by individual arrangement   Credits: 1-6

ENGL 394 : Senior Seminar:
Selected intensive studies of a focused topic in literature with a significant component of guided research. Sample topics include: Dante, the Bloomsbury Group, Metaphysical Poetry, the Epic Novel, the Confessional Hero, Ben Jonson and Classical Tradition, Literature and the Irrational, and Contemporary American Novelists. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: Three 300 level courses or permission of instructor. Offered when demand is sufficient   Credits: 3

ENGL 395 : Internship:
  Credits: 1-12

ENGL 399 : Directed Study
Individual study and research under the supervision of a faculty member. (May be taken at any level.) (One to three semester hours.) Offered by individual arrangement.   Credits: 1-4

ENGL 402 : Senior Sem in Creative Writing
This is the capstone class for English majors pursuing the creative writing track. Students will select, revise and polish work for presentation at their Senior Reading. In addition, students will learn all aspects of staging a literary event, including publicity and advertising. Finally, students will learn the practical skills of pursuing a literary life beyond Geneseo. Required for all English majors pursuing the creative writing track. Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Creative Writing track. Offered every spring English Courses   Credits: 4

ENGL 403 : Poetry:
Advanced study of poetry focusing on in depth analysis of a topic, issue, genre feature, or single or small group of authors. Course requirements include substantial reading and engagement of relevant critical and theoretical writings. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 407 : Writing for Teachers
This course offers writing instruction to advanced undergraduates who intend to teach. Students read writing theory, review English grammar, and write a series of essays over the course of the term. Prerequisite: Junior Standing   Credits: 4

ENGL 410 : Topics in Theory:
A course examing a particular subset of literary theory; possible offerings include (but are not limited to) "Feminist Theory," "Post-colonial Theory," "Existentialism" and "Postmodern Theory." (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.). Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor and at least one ENGL 300-level course. Not offered on a regular basis   Credits: 4

ENGL 413 : Topics-Eighteenth Cen Lit:
A study of selected works in literature primarily in or developing from the Eighteenth Century, seen within one of multiple contexts such as themes, cultural issues, intellectual movements, nationhood, and genre. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 414 : Topics-Nineteenth Cen Lit:
An advanced study of literature written during the nineteenth century; because this course is at the 400-level, particular attention will be paid to published critical perspectives on primary works or into important primary contextual documents. Possible subtitles include: The Civil War and Literature, British Romanticism, French Realist Writers.(May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 and at least one course at the 300 level; or permission of instructor. Offered spring, even years   Credits: 4

ENGL 419 : Literary Theory
A study of major trends in literary theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 420 : Topics in Irish Lit:
A study of selected works in Irish and / or Northern Irish literature, seen within one of multiple contexts such as themes, cultural issues, intellectual movements, nationhood, and genre. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 424 : The Novel:
A study of representative novels emphasizing the development of the Anglophone novel as a literary form. Course topics include The Rise of the Novel; the Picaresque Novel in English; the Nineteenth-Century British Novel; Dandyism and the Novel; the American Civil War Novel; The Novel during the Interwar Period; and the Black British Novel. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Offered when demand is sufficient. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 425 : Enterprises:
A course organized around projects that draw upon critical and writing skills for applications beyond the college classroom: service learning, community partnerships, field-based research, web archives, etc. Students will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with others. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Not offered on a regular basis   Credits: 4

ENGL 426 : Editing & Production Workshop
An introduction to the basics of publishing through the opportunity to edit and produce, Geneseo?s online literary journal, Gandy Dancer. Coursework will include the creation of advertising and marketing, solicitation of manuscripts, collaboration within editorial committees, copyediting and proofreading as well as layout and design. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor   Credits: 4

ENGL 427 : Lit Representations-Disability
A study of selected works seen within the context of disability studies. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 439 : American Ways:
Advanced critical study of a theme, movement, or special subject in the U.S. cultural tradition?for example, Women Writers and 19th-Century Social Reform, Filming the 70s, and The Harlem Renaissance. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 443 : Women & Literature:
An advanced course in literature by or about women designed to offer new insights into gender roles, identity politics, sexuality, class, race and ability through an examination of literary and cultural representations. Readings are informed by feminist theory and literary criticism.(May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or by permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 446 : Gay & Lesbian Literature
This course examines twentieth-century Anglo-American lesbian and gay literature and culture. We will explore a range of representational practices against the emergence of a modern homosexual subculture and identity with special attention to, for instance, social constructions of gender and sexuality, feminism, class, ethnicity, and race. Our reading will be informed by a discussion of key concepts (such as the closet, coming out, butch/femme, cross-dressing, and camp), queer theory (Foucault and Jagose, for example) and historical turning-points (such as the trial of Oscar Wilde, the ban on Hall?s novel, Stonewall, and AIDS). Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 450 : Chaucer & His Age
A study of the major poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer together with an examination of other literary figures from the High and Late Middle Ages, and in the light of major literary, political, artistic, and philosophical concerns of the time. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor   Credits: 4

ENGL 454 : Shakespeare
An in-depth study of from eight to ten Shakespeare plays selected from the different genres (comedy, history, tragedy, and romance) in which the poet-dramatist worked. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 458 : Major Authors:
Comprehensive studies of the works of from one to three authors. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 486 : Drama:
Advanced study of dramatic literature focusing on in depth study of a topic, issue, genre, or single or small group of authors. Course requirements include substantial reading and engagement of relevant critical and theoretical writings as well as dramatic works. Class readings will be supplemented with a schedule of required out of class performances, lectures, events, etc. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.   Credits: 4

ENGL 488 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

ENGL 493 : Honors Thesis Research/Writing
Two semesters of individual research and writing, directed by a member of the Department of English, for the composing of an undergraduate thesis. The thesis may be a work of literary analysis or a collection of original creative writing. To be eligible to enroll in the first semester of research, students must have completed 75 credits, including 24 credits in English, with a grade point average of 3.7 in the English major and 3.3 overall in the College. The Departmental Honors Committee, which grants permission for English honors and approves thesis proposals, may make exceptions to the eligibility criteria for students of demonstrable talent. To receive ?English Honors? recognition at graduation, the student must complete 6 credits of English 493 with a grade of ?A.? English Honors students are encouraged to elect ENGL 494 Senior Seminar. Credits for English 493 may not be applied to the 36-hour English major. 3(0-6) each semester. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered by individual arrangement   Credits: 1-6

ENGL 494 : Senior Seminar:
Selected intensive studies of a focused topic in literature with a significant component of guided research. Sample topics include: Dante, the Bloomsbury Group, Metaphysical Poetry, the Epic Novel, the Confessional Hero, Ben Jonson and Classical Tradition, Literature and the Irrational, and Contemporary American Novelists. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 and at least one 400-level ENGL literature, FMST, or CMLT course, or permission of instructor. Offered not on a regular basis.   Credits: 4

ENGL 499 : Directed Study
  Credits: 1-6

ENGL 501 : Creative Writing
Practice in writing fiction, drama, or poetry, with emphasis on individual writers and manuscripts. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours, under advisement only. Offered: when demand is sufficient   Credits: 4

ENGL 506 : Writing for Teachers
This course offers writing instruction to graduate students who intend to teach. Students read writing theory, review English grammar, and write a series of essays over the course of the term. You will be required to present your research findings on writing and pedagogy to the class. Offered: every semester   Credits: 4

ENGL 544 : Master's Studies inBritish Lit
Studies in selected representative poetry, drama, and fiction in England from Chaucer to the 20th century. Offered: alternate spring semester   Credits: 4

ENGL 545 : Master's Std in American Lit
Studies in selected representative poetry and fiction in America from colonial times to the 20th century. Offered: alternate spring semester   Credits: 4

ENGL 560 : English Language
Introduction to the study of English, including systems of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics as well as historical and sociological aspects. Particular emphasis is placed upon applications to the teaching of American English at primary and secondary levels and upon uses of language study in literary analysis. Offered: when demand is sufficient   Credits: 4

ENGL 588 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-12

ENGL 599 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-12

ENGL 688 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

ENGL 699 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-12

FMST 100 : F/Intro to Film Studies
An examination of world cinema, emphasizing the technological, formal, cultural and historical specificity of the moving image. Offered every fall   Credits: 0-4

FMST 199 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-4

FMST 270 : Video Production
An introduction to basic video skills. Examples include preparing a shooting script, story boarding, camera basics, executing a video shoot, input and output of video into a nonlinear editing system, and nonlinear editing. Students will collaborate on short projects such as a commercial or music video to conquer basic skills then design and execute a final, individual video project. Prerequisite: FMST 100   Credits: 0-4

FMST 299 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-4

FMST 310 : Screenwriting
Screenwriting is a study and practice of writing the feature film screenplay. The principle of character, environment, plot and event, dramatic force and arc, dialogue, music, and the physical format of the professional script will be covered. Prerequisite: ENGL 201.   Credits: 4

FMST 369 : Connections in Film:
A critical study of a theme, era, movement, genre, cross-cultural study or special subject matter involving the moving image including cinema, television, and related visual texts. This is not a film authors course. Includes a separate lab for film screenings. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Offered once a year.   Credits: 0-4

FMST 399 : Directed Study:
  Credits: 1-4

FMST 409 : Film Theory & Criticism
An upper division course that seeks an advanced understanding of film as a complex cultural and philosophical medium through the discussion of key theoretical and critical approaches, which may include realist theory, genre criticism, auteur theory, structuralism and poststructuralism, feminist theory, digital media and cultural studies.   Credits: 4

FMST 459 : Film Authors
A course considering the work of one to three film directors through a close examination of their films, and explores ?authorship? as a concept with a constantly evolving and historically contingent definition. In doing so, we will consider whether, when, and how a director and/or his or her biographical history is considered a substantial influence on a film?s meaning. Crucially, we will consider these films in relation to their historical moments and audiences. Prerequisites: FMST 100 or permission of the instructor. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Offered at least once a year   Credits: 0-4

FMST 499 : Directed Study:
Intended for film studies minors. Students will design a capstone project (a research paper, short film, internship, or full length screenplay) and complete it according to a plan agreed upon with a faculty member. Basic requirements of the film minor must be completed before enrolling in this course. Offered by individual arrangement.   Credits: 1-6

INTD 105 : Writing Seminar:
Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.   Credits: 3

INTD 210 : Topics in Film:
Exploration of various aspects in film from specific personages to focuses such as cinema history, specific genres,and cross-cultural studies. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Offered once a year   Credits: 0-3

LATN 201 : L/Intermediate Latin I
Intensive readings (in the original) of significant works by major Latin authors. Representative offerings would include such texts as Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphosis, Augustine's Confessions, and Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy. Prerequisites: One year of college Latin (101-102 at Geneseo) or two or more years of high school Latin. Offered on a 3-semester rotation   Credits: 3

LATN 202 : Intermediate Latin II
A continuation of LATN 201 at a higher level of difficulty. Prerequisites: LATN 201. Not offered on a regular basis   Credits: 3

LATN 301 : Readings in Latin:
See description of Latin 201/202. Prerequisites: Intermediate college Latin (201/202) or 4 or more years of high school Latin. Not offered on a regular basis   Credits: 3

LATN 302 : Readings in Latin:
See description of Latin 201/202. Prerequisites: Intermediate college Latin (201/202) or 4 or more years of high school Latin. Not offered on a regular basis   Credits: 3

WMST 100 : Intro to Women's Studies
This course is an introduction to the study of women and gender using interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches. It will include a feminist analysis of the construction and enforcement of gender differences and gender inequalities in various contexts, with an emphasis on the intersection of race, class, sexuality, and nationality in the lives of women. Topics include but are not limited to: historical constructions of gender, feminist activism, women's issues in global perspective, women's health and reproductive rights, media representations of gender, domestic violence and sexual assault, and feminist theories. Offered: every spring   Credits: 3

WMST 188 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-12

WMST 201 : Topics in Women's Studies:
This is a slot course that focuses on some aspect of Women's Studies. Each section will incorporate recent feminist scholarship, methodologies, concepts, and analyses in the teaching of a subject of particular importance to women. In addition, each section will utilize feminist pedagogy to foster a climate of mutual inquiry and exchange of ideas between faculty and students. This course may be taken for credit multiple times with different subtitles. Offered: every spring   Credits: 3

WMST 210 : Race, Class & Gender
This course uses multiple disciplines to explore how identity categories of gender, race, and class intersect. Students will explore and critique relations of power in families, societies, and cultures. In class discussion and in writing, students will reflect on their own ideas and thought processes, and they will engage respectfully with differing ideas. Offered: Fall, odd years   Credits: 3

WMST 220 : Gender & Sexualities
This course will involve a multi-disciplinary, feminist exploration of the intersections of gender, culture, and sexuality. The experiences of historically devalued groups, including girls and women, sexual minorities, and people of color will be emphasized. Students will investigate the limitations of binary classification systems as pertaining to gender roles, gendered behavior, sexual behaviors, and sexual orientation. Topics to be covered may include, but are not limited to, sexuality as depicted in Western media, variations in biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socialization and sexual and reproductive freedoms. Offered: fall, even years   Credits: 3

WMST 288 : Experimental:
  Credits: 0-4

WMST 301 : Seminar in Women's Studies
  Credits: 0-3

WMST 395 : Internship:
  Credits: 1-15