2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Sep 20, 2018  
2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

A Brief Guide to Course Descriptions

Each program described in this catalog contains detailed descriptions of the courses offered within the program.

The first line gives the official course number for which students must register and the official course title. The letters indicate the discipline of the course and the first number of the official course numbers indicates the level of the course. The levels are as follows:

  • 1XXX - Freshman Level
  • 2XXX - Sophomore Level
  • 3XXX - Junior Level
  • 4XXX - Senior Level
  • 5XXX to 9XXX - Graduate level

Typically the last number of the course number indicates the number of credits. The breakdown of periods of the course is also listed.

When selecting a course for registration, the section of the course may include the following notations:

  • “LEC” - lecture section
  • “RCT” or “RC” - recitation section
  • “LAB” or “LB” - lab section

Additionally, any other letter or digit listed in the section will further identify the section and being liked to another section of the class with the same letter and/or digit combination. Further information on sections is available from academic advisers during registration periods.

The paragraph description briefly indicates the contents and coverage of the course. A detailed course syllabus may be available by request from the office of the offering department.

“Prerequisites” are courses (or their equivalents) that must be completed before registering for the described course. “Co-requisites” are courses taken concurrently with the described course.

The notation “Also listed…” indicates that the course is also given under the number shown. This means that two or more departments or programs sponsor the described course and that students may register under either number, usually the one representing the student’s major program. Classes are jointly delivered.



   •  EN-UY 1084W Introduction to College Writing for ESL Students
   •  EN-UY 2114/W Machines Made of Words I: Poetry as Design
   •  EN-UY 2124W The Short Story
   •  EN-UY 2134/W The Novella: Between the Short Story and the Novel
   •  EN-UY 2174W The World's Greatest Journeys
   •  EN-UY 2194/W The Rise of the Graphic Novel
   •  EN-UY 2204W Science Journalism
   •  EN-UY 2244 Shakespeare and the Creative Imagination
   •  EN-UY 2254/W Literature and War
   •  EN-UY 2324/W Technologies of Literary Production
   •  EN-UY 2334/W The Invention of the Word
   •  EN-UY 2354/W Inventing America: Nation, Culture, Self
   •  EN-UY 2414/W The City and Literature
   •  EN-UY 2424 Medicine and Literature
   •  EN-UY 2424W Medicine and Literature
   •  EN-UY 3104 Science Fiction Workshop
   •  EN-UY 3144/W Formal Approaches to Art & Poetry
   •  EN-UY 3154 Fantasy Workshop
   •  EN-UY 3194 Ethical Questions in Literature
   •  EN-UY 3194W Ethical Questions in Literature
   •  EN-UY 3434W Machines Made of Words II: Designing Poetry
   •  EN-UY 3814/W The Environment and Literature