English

Gail T. Houston, Chairperson
Department of English, Humanities Bldg. 227
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-6347; FAX (505) 277-0021
http://english.unm.edu/

Professors
Jesse Alemán, Ph.D., University of Kansas
David K. Dunaway, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Gary Harrison, Ph.D., Stanford University

Gail T. Houston, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)
Feroza Jussawalla, Ph.D., University of Utah
Anita Obermeier, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Charles Paine, Ph.D., Duke University
Julie Shigekuni, M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College
Luci Tapahonso, M.A., University of New Mexico
Diane Thiel, M.F.A., Brown University
Sharon Oard Warner, M.A., University of Kansas 

Associate Professors
Lisa D. Chavez, M.F.A., Arizona State University
Finnie D. Coleman, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Aeron Haynie, Ph.D., University of Florida
Matthew R. Hofer, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Michelle Hall Kells, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Gregory Martin, M.F.A., University of Arizona
Daniel Mueller, M.F.A., University of Iowa
Carmen Nocentelli, Ph.D., Stanford University
Carolyn Woodward, Ph.D., University of Washington 

Assistant Professors
Andrew Bourelle, Ph.D., University of Nevada (Reno)
Tiffany Bourelle, Ph.D., University of Nevada (Reno)
Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bethany Davila, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Jonathan Davis-Secord, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Cristyn L. Elder, Ph.D., Purdue University
Marissa Greenberg, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Scarlett Higgins, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Natasha Jones, Ph.D., University of Washington
Kadeshia Matthews, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Todd Ruecker, Ph.D., University of Texas (El Paso)
Melina Vizcaino-Alemán, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Kathleen Washburn, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)
Kathryn Wichelns, Ph.D., Emory University
Daniel Worden, Ph.D., Brandeis University

Lecturers
Joseph Bartolotta, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Stephen Lee Benz, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Michelle Brooks, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Mark Caughey, Ph.D., University of Houston
Marisa P. Clark, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Kyle Fiore, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Monica Kowal, Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Jack Trujillo, M.F.A., University of Michigan

Professors Emeriti
Rudolfo A. Anaya, M.A., University of New Mexico
James F. Barbour, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)
LynnDianne Beene, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Helen Damico, Ph.D., New York University
Paul B. Davis, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Michael R. Fischer, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Robert E. Fleming, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Patrick J. Gallacher, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Barry J. Gaines, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Michael J. Hogan, Ph.D., University of Kansas
David M. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
David Richard Jones, Ph.D., Princeton University
E. A. Mares, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Wanda Martin, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Antonio Marquez, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Thomas W. Mayer, Professional Writer
Ivan Melada, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
David C. McPherson, Ph.D., University of Texas
Richard E. Peck, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Mary Power, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Susan Romano, Ph.D., University of Texas
Scott P. Sanders, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Jerome P. Shea, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
James Thorson, Ph.D., Cornell University
Frederick B. Warner, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Mary Bess Whidden, Ph.D., University of Texas
Peter L. White, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Hugh Witemeyer, Ph.D., Princeton University


Introduction

A major in English can lead to professional careers in teaching and literary research, archival and curatorial librarianship, publishing, journalism, advertising and the arts; as well as human resources, sales and marketing, management, and government work. Even when additional qualifications are needed, as in law, an undergraduate major in English is often a distinct advantage.

Students with ACT English scores of 29 and higher or SAT Critical Reading scores of 650 or higher have satisfied the University Writing Requirement and should enroll for courses of their choice in the Writing and Speaking Core (see “Core Curriculum”). Students with ACT English scores of 26, 27, 28 or SAT Critical Reading scores between 610 and 640 may enroll directly in ENGL 120 and, upon passing, have met the University Writing Requirement. Students with ACT English scores between 19 and 25 or SAT Critical Reading scores between 450 and 600 should enroll in ENGL 110. Students who have taken Advanced Placement examinations in English Language or Literature should refer to “Advanced Placement” for placement and credit information.

Writing Proficiency Portfolio

Students who earn a B or better in ENGL 110 or 112 or 113, or an equivalent transferred to the University of New Mexico from another institution, need not take ENGL 120 to satisfy the University of New Mexico’s minimum competence in English writing requirement. They may choose instead to complete a Writing Proficiency Portfolio, a collection of three nonfiction writing samples accompanied by a reflective cover letter. The portfolio option does not carry course credit; it allows stronger writers to move quickly into courses of their choice beyond ENGL 120. For more information, call the English Department or consult the Department Web site.


Undergraduate courses in English (ENGL) are categorized by content areas. The category for each course appears in parenthesis at the end of the course description according to the following legend:

Expository and Professional Writing (EPW); Creative Writing (CW); Literature and Language (LL).


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

ENGL 107. Greek Mythology. (3)



ENGL 110 [101]. Accelerated Composition [Composition I: Exposition]. (3)



ENGL 111-112. Composition I and II. (3, 3)



ENGL 113. Enhanced Composition. (4)



ENGL 120 [102]. Composition III [Composition II: Analysis and Argument]. (3)



ENGL 150. The Study of Literature. (3)



ENGL 206. Topics in Popular Literature. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 211. Topics in Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 219. Technical and Professional Writing. (3)



ENGL 220. Expository Writing. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 224. Introduction to Creative Writing. (3)



ENGL 240. Traditional Grammar. (3)



ENGL 248. Topics in Popular Medieval Literature and Studies. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 249. Introduction to Studies in English. (1)



ENGL 250. Literary Textual Analysis . (3)



ENGL 264. Survey of Native Literatures and Rhetorics. (3)



ENGL 265. Introduction to Chicana/o Literature. (3)



ENGL 281. African-American Literature I. (3)



ENGL 287. Topics in Introductory Studies in Genre. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 290. Introduction to Professional Writing. (3)



ENGL 292. World Literatures: Ancient World through the 16th Century. (3)



ENGL 293. World Literatures: 17th Century through the Present. (3)



ENGL 294. Survey of Earlier English Literature. (3)



ENGL 295. Survey of Later English Literature. (3)



ENGL 296. Earlier American Literature. (3)



ENGL 297. Later American Literature. (3)



ENGL 298. Workshop in Literature or Writing. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 304. The Bible as Literature. (3)



ENGL 305. Mythology. (3)



ENGL 306. Arthurian Legend and Romance. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 308. The Jewish Experience in American Literature and Culture. (3)



ENGL 315. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 320. Advanced Expository Writing. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 321. Intermediate Creative Writing-Fiction. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 322. Intermediate Creative Writing-Poetry. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 323. Intermediate Creative Writing-Creative Nonfiction. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 324. Introduction to Screenwriting. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 330. Topics in Comparative and World Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 331. Topics in Asian Literature and Culture in Translation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 332. Topics in African Literature and Culture in Translation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 333. Topics in Latin Literature and Culture in Translation. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL *334. Topics in Greek Literature and Culture in Translation. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 335. Topics in French Literature and Culture in Translation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 336. Topics in German Literature and Culture in Translation. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 337. Topics in Italian Literature and Culture in Translation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 338. Topics in Russian Literature and Culture in Translation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 339. Topics in Japanese Literature and Culture in Translation. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 347. Viking Mythology. (3)



ENGL 348. Medieval Culture. (3)



ENGL 349. From Beowulf to Arthur. (3)



ENGL 350. Medieval Tales of Wonder. (3)



ENGL 351. Chaucer. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 352. Early Shakespeare. (3)



ENGL 353. Later Shakespeare. (3)



ENGL 354. Milton. (3)



ENGL 355. Enlightenment Survey. (3)



ENGL 356. The Nineteenth Century. (3)



ENGL 360. Individual Authors. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 364. Native Literatures and Rhetorics. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 365. Chicana/o Cultural Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 381. African-American Literature II. (3)



ENGL 387. Studies in Genre Criticism. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 388. Topics in Film and Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 397. Regional Literature. (3)



ENGL 410 / 510. Criticism and Theory. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 411 / 511. Special Topics: Criticism and Theory, Literary and Cultural Movements. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 412. Capstone and Honors Seminar. (3)



ENGL 413 / 513. Scientific, Environmental and Medical Writing. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 414 / 514. Documentation. (3)



ENGL 415 / 515. Publishing. (3)



ENGL 416 / 516. Biography and Autobiography. (3)



ENGL 417 / 517. Editing. (3)



ENGL 418 / 518. Proposal and Grant Writing. (3)



ENGL 419 / 519. Visual Rhetoric. (3)



ENGL 420 / 520. Topics in Professional Writing. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 421 / 521. Advanced Creative Writing-Fiction. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 422 / 522. Advanced Creative Writing-Poetry. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 423 / 523. Advanced Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 424. Creative Writing Workshop Script. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 432. Topics in Literature and Culture. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 440 / 540. Topics in Language or Rhetoric. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 441 / 541. English Grammars. (3)



ENGL 442 / 542. Major Texts in Rhetoric. (3)



ENGL 444. Practicum: Tutoring Writing. (3)



ENGL 445 / 545. History of the English Language. (3)



ENGL 447 / 547. Old English. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 448 / 548. Beowulf and Other Topics. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 449 / 549. Middle English Language. (3)



ENGL 450 / 550. Middle English Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 451 / 551. Topics in Medieval Studies. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 452 / 552. The Renaissance. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 453 / 553. The Seventeenth Century. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 455 / 555. Middle and Late Eighteenth Century. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 456 / 556. British Romanticism. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 457 / 557. Victorian Studies. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 458 / 558. Modern British Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 459 / 559. Irish Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 460. Early American Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 461 / 561. American Romanticism. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 462 / 562. American Realism and Naturalism. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 463 / 563. Modern American Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 464 / 564. Advanced Studies in Native Literatures and Rhetorics. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 465 / 565. Chicana/o Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 466. African-American Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 468 / 568. Topics in American Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 470 / 570. Modernist Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 472 / 572. Contemporary Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 473. Postmodernism. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 474 / 574. Contemporary Southwestern Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 479 / 579. Postcolonial Literatures. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 480 / 580. Topics in British Literature. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 486 / 586. British Fiction. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 487. Advanced Studies in Genre. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 490. Senior Honors Thesis. (3)



ENGL 497. Individual Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 499. Internship. (1-3)



ENGL 500. Introduction to the Professional Study of English. (3)



ENGL 501. Introduction to the Profession for Writers. (3)



ENGL 510 / 410. Criticism and Theory. (3)



ENGL 511 / 411. Special Topics: Criticism and Theory, Literary and Cultural Movements. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 513 / 413. Scientific, Environmental and Medical Writing. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 514 / 414. Documentation. (3)



ENGL 515 / 415. Publishing. (3)



ENGL 516 / 416. Biography and Autobiography. (3)



ENGL 517 / 417. Editing. (3)



ENGL 518 / 418. Proposal and Grant Writing. (3)



ENGL 519 / 419. Visual Rhetoric. (3)



ENGL 520 / 420. Topics in Professional Writing. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 521 / 421. Creative Writing Workshop: Prose Fiction. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 522 / 422. Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 523 / 423. Creative Writing Workshop: Creative Nonfiction. (3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 535. Teaching Creative Writing. (3)



ENGL 537. Teaching Composition. (3)



ENGL 538. Writing Theory for Teachers. (3)



ENGL 539. Teaching Professional Writing. (3)



ENGL 540 / 440. Topics in Language or Rhetoric. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 541 / 441. English Grammars. (3)



ENGL 542 / 442. Major Texts in Rhetoric. (3)



ENGL 543. Contemporary Texts in Rhetoric. (3)



ENGL 545 / 445. History of the English Language. (3)



ENGL 547 / 447. Old English. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



ENGL 548 / 448. Beowulf and Other Topics. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 549 / 449. Middle English Language. (3)



ENGL 550 / 450. Middle English Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 551 / 451. Topics in Medieval Studies. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 552 / 452. The Renaissance. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 553 / 453. The Seventeenth Century. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 554 / 454. Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 555 / 455. Middle and Late Eighteenth Century. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 556 / 456. British Romanticism. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 557 / 457. Victorian Studies. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 558 / 458. Modern British Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 559 / 459. Irish Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 561 / 461. American Romanticism. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 562 / 462. American Realism and Naturalism. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 563 / 463. Modern American Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 564 / 464. Advanced Studies in Native Literatures and Rhetorics. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 565 / 465. Chicana/o Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 568 / 468. Topics in American Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 570 / 470. Modernist Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 572 / 472. Contemporary Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 574 / 474. Contemporary Southwestern Literature. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 579 / 479. Postcolonial Literatures. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 580 / 480. Topics in British Literature. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



ENGL 581. Chaucer. (3)



ENGL 582. Shakespeare. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 586 / 486. British Fiction. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 587. Genre Studies. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 592. Teaching Literature and Literary Studies. (3)



ENGL 596. Portfolio. (1 or 3)



ENGL 597. Problems for the Master's Degree. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



ENGL 598. Graduate Internship. (1-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



ENGL 610. Seminar: Studies in Criticism and Theory. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 640. Seminar: Studies in Language or Rhetoric. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 650. Seminar: Studies in British Literature. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 660. Seminar: Studies in American Literature. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 670. Seminar: Studies in Creative Writing. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 680. Seminar: Studies in Genre, Backgrounds, Forces. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



ENGL 697. Problems for the Doctor's Degree. (1-3, no limit Δ)



ENGL 698. Independent Study. (1-3, may be repeated once Δ)



ENGL 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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