Fall 2020 Courses

EN 101 THE PROCESS OF WRITING (3)
Offers intensive work in generating ideas, organization, style, and mechanics for the
development of college-level writing. Admission by assignment. Does not fulfill core
requirements in English.

EN 111 COLLEGE WRITING (3)
A writing intensive course that develops students’ college-level writing competence; writing is
taught as a process that entails a series of revisions through the completion of several short
assignments and longer expository essays. Includes preparation of a research paper and
instruction in MLA style. Introduces literary analysis, terminology, and technique by reading and
interpreting literature that comprises various genres and represents diverse cultures.

EN 111 (HP) COLLEGE WRITING (3)
A writing intensive course that develops students’ college-level writing competence; writing is
taught as a process that entails a series of revisions through the completion of several short
assignments and longer expository essays. Includes preparation of a research paper and
instruction in MLA style. Introduces literary analysis, terminology, and technique by reading and
interpreting literature that comprises various genres and represents diverse cultures.
This course is for students in the honors program.

EN 202 INTRO TO DRAMA (3)
Instructor: G. Linda MW 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Studies eight plays representing the major stages in the development of drama from ancient
ritual to contemporary commercial theater.

DR 202 INTRO TO DRAMA (3)
Instructor: M. Lindroth TR 1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Introduces students to performance styles and conditions across the centuries focusing on 4-5
plays. Class periods are devoted to developing performance and analytic skills.

EN 207 GLOBAL LITERATURE (3)
Instructor: T. Harney-Mahajan W 4:20 PM-6:50 PM
Explores non-western and world literature from the beginning of the twentieth century to the
present, including works from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

EN 226 PSYCH AND LITERATURE (3)
Instructor: A. Harris TR 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
Uses the insights of Freud and Jung to illuminate myths (ancient and modern) and examines
techniques for dramatizing the life of the mind in fiction and drama. Selections by Strindberg,
Lawrence, James, O’Neil, et al.

EN 227 AMER IMAGES IN LIT (3)
Instructor: D. Whelan MW 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Explores short stories, novels, and poetry embodying various images of America—its
geography, values, customs, and people— emphasizing the subject and quality of the images
presented, the literary techniques with which these are developed, and the total self-reflection
of the country which they convey.

EN 230 LITERATURE AND MEDICINE (3)
Instructor: M. Lindroth TR 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
This course focuses on writers who have depicted illness and the universal questions common
to all humans as they face their own mortality. While there is a long history of literature that
reflects this topic, this course will consider more contemporary illnesses through the genres of
fiction, non¬fiction, drama and poetry to make discussion more relevant for students.

EN 301 FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN LITERATURE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS MASTERPIECES)
OF WESTERN LITERATURE) (3)
Instructor: T. Harney-Mahajan TF 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Surveys major literary texts in the history of the western & world literature with an emphasis on
those considered essential to an understanding of British and American literature.

EN 305 AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)
Instructor: K. Kornacki MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Surveys over three hundred years of American literature beginning with the Puritans and other
early English settlers and ending in the first half of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on
the nineteenth century. Ranging across a variety of genres, modes, and literary movements,
from the early Puritan “plain style” to the nineteenth-century American literary Renaissance,
from realism and regional local color writing to modernism, from Realism to the Harlem
Renaissance, this class will explore how American writers have created an American subject.

EN 314 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (3)
Instructor: C. Echterling Online
Presents a multidisciplinary overview of children’s literature in the light of recent scholarship
including: the historical context of classical and popular children’s literature; philosophical,
educational and sociological theories of childhood; and literary motifs and archetypes.

EN 317 LITERATURE INTERPRETATION THEORY (FORMERLY KNOWN AS LITERARY
CRITICISM) (3)
Instructor: M. Lindroth MW 1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Explores contemporary critical approaches to literature, including new historicist, feminist,
psychoanalytic, Marxist, African-American criticism, postcolonial, and lesbian/gay/queer
criticism. We will examine the various theories as well as the assumptions and values upon
which they rely in seminar form, developing the tools of literary analysis.

EN 320 WRITING POWER (3)
Offers an intensive writing workshop for students determined to advance from average to
superior writing performance. Emphasis on effective strategies for producing compelling prose
in many disciplines.

EN 320 (HP) WRITING POWER (3)
Offers an intensive writing workshop for students determined to advance from average to
superior writing performance. Emphasis on effective strategies for producing compelling prose
in many disciplines. This course is for students in the honors program.

EN 321 (EE) WORK AND WORKING-CLASS LIFE (3)
Instructor: D. Anderson MW 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
“Work and Working-Class Life in Literature” invites students to explore ethical issues in the
context of literature (short stories, novels, poems, plays, non-fiction essays) focused on work,
working people and working-class life. Some of the questions we consider in class discussion
and in writing are the following: Does work have an ethical value beyond its purpose of earning
a living? Why are some kinds of work valued less than others? Are poverty and unemployment a
sign of personal, or societal, moral failing? What ethical obligations do workers owe each other
and/or to the people who employ them? What ethical conflicts are faced by working people
trying to survive in a harshly competitive world?

EN 323 JOURNAL EDITING: PRESENCE (3)
Instructor: M. Miller MW 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
This course will enable students to exercise a critical eye in selecting poems written in a wide
variety of styles by numerous contemporary poets from across the USA on the basis of their
artistic merit and their fulfillment of a working definition of “Catholic Art.” It introduces students
to professional interviewing techniques required when interviewing award-winning, published
poets and strengthens their literary writing skills when articulating how these poets find their
literary works to be formed by their Catholic faith. It will also require students to read the
selections published in a number of current literary journals devoted to publishing works that
intersect with religious faith and spirituality with a view toward providing a unique contribution
to the field through the selection of poetry for this journal, Presence: A Journal of Catholic
Poetry. Students will also write short reviews of recently published collections of poems and
exercise research skills to find forthcoming titles of poetry collections to list in the journal’s
announcement section.

EN 324 (EC) CATHOLIC WRITERS (3)
Instructor: M. Miller TR 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Studies a range of major authors from the medieval period to the 21st century whose
Catholicism is central to their artistic vision, influencing the content and/or the form of their
work. Genres include epic, lyric, short fiction, novel, and graphic novel. Works are read from a
theological perspective, and requirements include a written analysis of a contemporary film
from this perspective. Writers include Dante, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Flannery O’Connor, Alice
McDermott, and Gene Luen Yang.

EN 349 (EE) LITERATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT (3)
Instructor: K. Kornacki WF 1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Introduces students to American nature/environmental writing and explores the different ways
writers have thought about our relationship to the natural world. Reading texts ranging across
time and space, we discuss the kinds of questions they raise and try to answer: What
obligations do people have to other species? What is our relation to the natural places or
bioregions we inhabit? What environmental threats do we face, and how can they be
addressed? What is the relationship between environmental and social justice? In addition to
reading, discussing, and writing about the work of others, students also have an opportunity to
do some “field observations,” spending some class time outside directly observing nature in
order to produce their own creative nonfiction essays. Summer 2020 & Prior- Global Awareness
Fall 2020 forward- Ethical Inquiry.

EN 406 CREATIVE WRITING (3)
Instructor: K. Jorgensen T 4:20 PM-6:50 PM
Offers an intensive exploration of the short story and lyric poetry. A workshop for students
interested in developing creative talents. Opportunity for publication in literary magazines.

EN 410 CAPSTONE EPORTFOLIO PROJECT (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CAPSTONE SEMINAR) (3)
Instructor: K. Kornacki MW 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
One of the final courses that an English major takes, the “Senior Portfolio Project” offers
students the opportunity to revisit several papers written for English classes taken at Caldwell
University. In this capstone course, students will heavily revise these papers according to
certain guidelines, incorporate the process of self-reflection, and ultimately create an
e-portfolio that will showcase their accomplishments as English majors. *Formerly English
Seminar through Spring 2019.

EN 413 CONTEMPORARY FICTION (3)
Instructor D. Anderson TR 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Emphasizes literary analysis in world fiction by late 20th and early 21st century writers,
including Erdrich, Morrison, Achebe, Ondaatje, and others.