300 Level Courses

ENG 301 British Writers I

Survey of British writers from medieval times to the Romantic period, including Chaucer, Donne, Milton, Shakespeare, Pope, Bronte, Austen, and the Romantic poets.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 302 British Writers II

Survey of British writers from the Romantic period to the present, including Eliot, Dickens, Browning, Hardy, Joyce, Pinter, Lawrence, Lessing, and Woolf.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 303 Contemporary Studies: The Movies

A study of major American films. Course includes such films as Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and current films.

  • Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 308 Business and Professional Writing

Underlying principles and techniques for effective communications in business and professional settings. Emphasis on audience analysis, purpose, and organization of various types of letters, reports, and memoranda

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108 and several courses in the student's major field.

ENG 310 American Literature to 1900

Survey of American writers of the early period, including Bradstreet, Dickinson, Douglass, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 311 American Literature: 1900 to the Present

Survey of American writers of the later period, including Ellison, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Frost, Hurston, Morrison, Stevens, and Wharton.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 312 Advanced Written and Oral Communications

Focus on writing and speaking situations in the student's major field. Special attention is given to increasing sophistication in style, organization, development, and research strategies. Credits from this general education requirement are not counted toward the English major.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108 and at least two courses in students' major

ENG 313 Journalism

Fundamentals of news gathering, writing, editing, and layout.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 314 Literary Theory and Criticism

Study of the major trends in contemporary literary theory. Course also provides for practical experience with current methods and assumptions guiding the analysis and interpretation of literary texts.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108, ENG 260, and at least two literature courses

ENG 316 Grant Writing

Instruction in principles and practices of grant proposal writing.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Winter

ENG 317 The English Language: History, Structure, and Grammar

Required for secondary teacher certification.

Study of the development of the English language and an introduction to structural principles and current linguistic theories. Topics include phonetics, language origin and history, word structure, syntax, dialects, language in social interaction, grammar and usage for teachers.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 318 Professional Communications Design

Workshop-based, computer-enhanced examination of the theoretical principles and practical techniques for producing a variety of communications projects typically required by contemporary organizations.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108 and several courses in the student's major field

ENG 319 Writing Creative Nonfiction

Instruction in the techniques of writing varieties of nonfiction beyond the traditional academic essay.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 320 Selected Writers

In-depth study of one author.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 321 Modern Poetry

Study of major modern poets, including Yeats, Frost, Stevens, Moore, Eliot, Hughes, Bishop, Hayden, Lowell, Levine, Merwin, Plath, and Dove.

  • Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature

In-depth study of authors, periods, genres, or topics as chosen by the instructor. Students will do presentations and papers on specific individual writers, periods, genres, and/or themes, techniques, or works.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 324 Selected Topics

In-depth study of major authors, periods, or topics as chosen by the instructor.

  • Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: At least three literature courses or permission of instructor and ENG 108

ENG 331 Contemporary Drama

Studies in drama from the 1950s to the present.

  • Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 333 Detroit in Literature

Examination of representations of Detroit in fiction, poetry, and other artistic media produced between 1940 and the present.

  • Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 347 Methods of Teaching English

Introduction to the theories, goals, and techniques of teaching English at the secondary level. Unit planning, learning assessment, skill building in composition and literature, simulations in lesson presentation. Appropriate field-based experiences.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall, Winter
  • Prerequisite: Admission to teacher certification; permission of department and instructor

ENG 348 Methods of Teaching Writing and Speaking, K-12

An introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) theories and practices of teaching written and oral literacies at the elementary and secondary levels.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Elementary focus in Fall, Secondary focus in Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 350 World Literature

Survey of works of world literature in translation. This may include works of Asian, African, Caribbean, European, and South American writers.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 351 Shakespeare

Study and discussion of selected plays from major periods of Shakespeare's development.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 352 The Novel

Study of the development of and major themes in the genre of the novel, including such novels as Madame Bovary, David Copperfield, Crime and Punishment, and Portrait of a Lady.

  • Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa

Study and discussion of contemporary African literature. This may include works of Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Ama Ata Aidoo, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Nuruddin Farah.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film

Study of text and contemporary film interpretations of such works as Hamlet (Branagh, Zeffirelli, Almereyda), Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli and Luhrmann), Branagh's versions of Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Love's Labours' Lost, Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night, etc.

  • Hours: 3

ENG 362 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

Advanced instruction in the writing of poetry. Writing workshop with student conferences. Students take part in public presentation/publication of their work.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108, ENG 264

ENG 363 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

Advanced instruction in the techniques of short story and longer fiction writing. Writing workshop with student conferences. Students take part in public presentation/publication of their work.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108, ENG 264

ENG 370 Literature by Women

Study of literature by women and the tradition that produces that literature. The course will examine literature from a feminist perspective.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Prerequisite: One literature course and ENG 108

ENG 388 Cooperative Field Experience

Supervised work experience in an activity related to English or language arts.

  • Hours: 1-4
  • Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Prerequisite: Department approval

English Overview

English Overview

Marygrove's English program is designed to help students better examine and engage with the world through the development of high-level writing, reading, and critical thinking skills.

Contemporary American Author Lecture Series (CAALS)

Contemporary American Author Lecture Series (CAALS)

The CAALS brings a nationally-known author to Marygrove College each year for a public lecture and a seminar with students.

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