English Course Descriptions
090. Developmental Writing. 3 hrs. Develops basic writing skills (Open only to students in Developmental Education program)
099. Introduction to Composition. 3 hrs. Required of entering freshmen with a below minimum English score on the ACT; does not satisfy any university core or degree requirement
099E. Expanded Composition Studio. 1 hr. Supports student work in ENG 100E through additional writing instruction; required of students with a below- minimum ACT score and does not fulfill any core or degree requirement
100E. Composition I - Expanded. 3 hrs. The first sequence of an expanded version of ENG 101. Course stresses critical reading, reflection and writing skills in a variety of academic and social contexts.
101. Composition One. 3 hrs. Stresses clear, effective writing with special attention to syntactical and organizational skills (CC 1113, 1213)
102. Composition Two. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: English 101. Refines compositional skills and stresses additional rhetorical and research methods (CC 1123, 1223)
110. Basic Grammar. 3 hrs. (may not count toward a major, minor or core) Stresses grammar, mechanics, usage and other basic writing skills.
200. Introduction to Drama. 3 hrs. Focuses on drama of the western world
201. Introduction to Fiction. 3 hrs. Focuses on the various types and modes of fiction, both short stories and novels
202. Introduction to Poetry. 3 hrs. Focuses on major English and American poetry
203. World Literature. 3 hrs. Acquaints students with significant figures and works of world literature (CC 2413, 2423, 2453)
221. Fiction Writing I. 3 hrs. Introduction to fiction writing
222. Poetry Writing I. 3 hrs. Introduction to poetry writing
301. English Grammar. 3 hrs. A comparative study of traditional and structural grammars, with attention to usage and rhetorical uses of grammar
311. Survey of Contemporary Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys major contemporary writers and their influences (required for secondary or middle grade certification)
312. Postcolonial Literature. 3 hrs. A study of literature concerned with the discursive, cultural and political independence of peoples subjugated by colonial empires
313. Survey of Multiethnic Literature. 3 hrs. Provides a comparative survey of writers from multiple ethnic backgrounds. Repeatable with varied content to six hours
319. Literary Study of the Bible. 3 hrs. Examines the literary structure, style and content of the English Bible
321. Fiction Writing II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 221. Stresses the techniques of short fiction writing
322. Poetry Writing II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 222. Stresses the techniques of poetry writing
330. Writing and Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102. Emphasizes writing and speaking in professional education settings.
332. Advanced Composition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102. Junior standing recommended. Emphasizes writing, research and documentation skills needed for professional papers
333. Technical Writing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: English 101, 102 and junior standing or 12 hours in student’s major field. Stresses report writing in student’s major field
340. Analysis of Literature. 3 hrs. Introduces the discipline of literary criticism. Prerequisites: ENG 101, 102, 203
345. Introduction to Children’s Literature. 3 hrs. Studies in children’s literature from the 17th century to the present
350. Survey of British Literature I. 3 hrs. Surveys major British literature from the Old English period to the Romantic period
351. Survey of British Literature II. 3 hrs. Surveys major British literature from Romantic period to the present
370. Survey of American Literature I. 3 hrs. Surveys American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War
371. Survey of American Literature II. 3 hrs. Surveys American literature from the Civil War to the present
372. African-American Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys major African-American writers and their influences
373. American Poetry. 3 hrs. Surveys American poetry
400. Senior Seminar. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Explores various literary topics in a seminar setting; repeatable to six hours
401. Composition Study for Teachers. 3 hrs. The study of composition and composition theories with pedagogical applications.
402. Literature Study for Teachers. 3 hrs. The study of literature and literary theories with pedagogical applications
403. Language Study for Teachers. 3 hrs. The study of language and language theories with pedagogical applications
406. History of the English Language. 3 hrs. Surveys the development of the English language from Old English to the present
410. Studies in Ethnic Literature. 3 hrs. Provides a focused study of ethnic writers; repeatable to six hours with varied content
411. Studies in Postcolonial Literature. 3 hrs. Examines postcolonial literature from the 19th century to the present
412. Studies in African Literature. 3 hrs. A study of major contemporary African writers
413. Survey of The Modern Novel. 3 hrs. Examines major British and continental novels of the last 100 years
415. Survey of Modern Poetry. 3 hrs. This course will acquaint students with the work of the significant modern poets, as well as the modern period’s important poetic innovations and movements
416. Literature of the Transatlantic World. 3 hrs. English language writings of and about the New World through the 19th century, charting the literacy, cultural and commercial exchanges that define the Atlantic world
417. Survey of Modern Drama. 3 hrs. Surveys important British and continental dramas of the 20th century
418. Literature for the Adolescent. 3 hrs. Study of literature and pedagogical theory for use with secondary school students
419. Studies in World Literature. 3 hrs. Focuses on world literature, other than British and American, from the 19th century to the present; repeatable to nine hours
421. Fiction Writing III. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: English 221 and 321. Provides an opportunity to develop techniques of fiction writing; repeatable to nine hours
422. Poetry Writing III. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: English 222 and 322. Provides an opportunity to develop techniques of poetry writing; repeatable to nine hours
423. Creative Nonfiction Writing. 3 hrs. Workshop in writing non-fiction prose: personal essay, reviews, opinion.
425. Readings in the Theory of Fiction. 3 hrs. Emphasizes theories and forms of contemporary fiction; repeatable to six hours.
426. Readings in the Theory of Poetry. 3 hrs. Emphasizes theories and forms of contemporary poetry; repeatable to six hours.
440. Literary Criticism. 3 hrs. Provides a historical approach to the study of literary criticism from the classical period to the present. Emphasis will be on major texts and critics.
441. Topics in Literary Theory. 3 hrs. Provides a focused study of a particular literary theory or theories; course is repeatable to six hours with varied content.
445. Studies in Children's and Young Adult Literature. 3 hrs. Explores various literary topics in children's or young adult literature in a seminar setting; repeatable to six hours.
450. Survey of Medieval Literature, 500-1500. 3 hrs. Surveys world literature of the period.
451. Chaucer. 3 hrs. Emphasizes a close reading of The Canterbury Tales.
452. Arthurian Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys the literature treating the legend of King Arthur.
454. Survey of Shakespeare . 3 hrs. Studies a selected group of Shakespeare’s work, including plays of several genres.
455. Studies in Shakespeare. 3 hrs. Studies a selected group of Shakespeare’s work according to genre, theme or special topic.
456. Survey of 16th-Century English Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys the more important English writers of this period.
457. Survey of the Development of British Drama to 1642. 3 hrs. Surveys English drama from its beginnings to 1642, exclusive of Shakespeare.
458. Survey of 17th-Century British Prose and Poetry. 3 hrs. Surveys the period 1600-1660, with emphasis on the “schools” of Donne and Jonson
459. Milton. 3 hrs. Focuses on the poetry and prose of Milton, with emphasis on the major works.
460. Survey of British Literature, 1660-1740. 3 hrs. Surveys British literature from the Restoration to 1740.
461. Major Writers of the 18th-Century. 3 hrs. English authors from the reign of Queen Anne through the French Revolution.
462. Survey of British Literature, 1740-1798. 3 hrs. Surveys British literature from 1740 to 1798.
463. Victorian Fiction and Prose. 3 hrs. Surveys British fiction and nonfiction prose in the period 1830-1900.
464. Survey of the British Novel to 1900. 3 hrs. Surveys the development of British fiction from Richardson through Hardy.
465. Survey of 19th-Century British Literature: Romantic. 3 hrs. Surveys poetry and prose of the period 1790 to 1830.
466. Victorian Poetry and Drama. 3 hrs. Surveys British poetry and drama of the period 1830 to 1900.
467. Survey of 20th-Century British Literature. 3 hrs. Surveys major 20th-century British writers, emphasizing novelists and dramatists.
468. British Women Writers. 3 hrs. Emphasizes literature written by British women writers; variable content.
469. Studies in British Literature. 3 hrs. Examines various topics in British literature; repeatable to nine hours.
470. Studies in Antebellum Literature. 3 hrs. Examines the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman and others.
471. Studies in American Literature of Realism and Naturalism. 3 hrs. Examines American literature after the Civil War, focusing on realism and naturalism.
472. Survey of American Drama. 3 hrs. Surveys American drama from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on the 20th century.
473. Studies in African-American Literature. 3 hrs. Focuses on specific genres, topics or writers of African-American literature.
474. Studies in Colonial and Early American Literature. 3 hrs. Anglo-American writing of the New World, from encounter and colonization to the Revolution and the development of nationalism.
475. Studies in American Modernism. 3 hrs. Explores topics and writers in American literature during the period 1900-1945.
476. American Literature After 1945. 3 hrs. Surveys key topics, movements, authors and texts from World War II to the present; repeatable to six hours.
477. Survey of the American Novel 1920 to 1960. 3 hrs. Surveys techniques and historical backgrounds of the major novelists.
478. American Women Writers. 3 hrs. Emphasizes literature written by American women writers; variable content.
485. Survey of Literature of the South. 3 hrs. Emphasizes the fiction, poetry and drama of 20th-century Southern writers.
489. Studies in American Literature. 3 hrs. Focuses on notable movements, genres and problems of American literature; repeatable to nine hours.
490. Reading/Writing Theory and Application. 3 hrs. Focuses on reading/writing theory and applications for teacher-licensure students.
491. Secondary English Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CIS 313. Corequisite: ENG 491L. Focuses on methods and experiences of teaching English in secondary schools.
492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides the opportunity to pursue a special topic or area of interest (Students undertaking a Senior Honors project will enroll in ENG H492.). Repeatable to nine hours.
493. Irish Studies. 4 hrs. A three-week course taught in Ireland as part of the Southern Miss British Studies Program. Content will vary.
+494. Practice Teaching in English I. 6 hrs.
+495. Practice Teaching in English II. 6 hrs.
496. Caribbean Studies. 3-6 hrs. Variable content. Lecture series under the auspices of the Center for International Education
497. Special Topics in British Studies. 6 hrs. In-depth study in selected topics in British literature; part of the Southern Miss British Studies Program
498. British Studies I. 3-6 hrs. A five-week course taught in London, England; generally offers an intensive study of topics and figures from the beginnings of English literature to 1800.
499. British Studies II. 3-6 hrs. A five-week course taught in London, England; generally offers an intensive study of topics and figures in English literature from 1800 to the present