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Courses

ENGLISH N1A First-Year Reading and Composition 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Training in writing expository prose. N1A. Instruction in expository writing in conjunction with reading literature. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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ENGLISH N1B First-Year Reading and Composition 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Training in writing expository prose. N1B. Further instruction in expository writing in conjunction with reading literature. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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ENGLISH R1A Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Training in writing expository prose. Instruction in expository writing in conjunction with reading literature. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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ENGLISH R1AN First-Year Reading and Composition 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Training in writing expository prose. Instruction in writing and reading expository prose. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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ENGLISH R1B Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Training in writing expository prose. Further instruction in expository writing in conjunction with reading literature. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

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ENGLISH 17 Shakespeare 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Summer 2010 10 Week Session
Lectures on Shakespeare and reading of his best works.

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ENGLISH 20 Modern British and American Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 1996
Lectures on and discussion of major authors of modern British and American literature.

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ENGLISH 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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ENGLISH 25 English as a Language 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2008, Spring 2006, Spring 2004
An introduction to the grammar of English, including phonology (sound structure), morphology (word structure), syntax (sentence structure), semantics (linguistic meaning), and pragmatics (contextual meaning), with consideration of different varieties of English in use within the United States and throughout the world, and comparison of English with other languages.

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ENGLISH 26 Introduction to the Study of Poetry 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Lectures and discussion on poetry intended to develop the student's ability to understand and evaluate a poem. Designed primarily for students whose major is not English, but majors and prospective majors are welcome.

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ENGLISH 27 Introduction to the Study of Fiction 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Lectures and discussion intended to develop the student's ability to understand and evaluate fiction. Designed primarily for students whose major is not English, but majors and prospective majors are welcome.

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ENGLISH 28 Introduction to the Study of Drama 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2002
Lectures and discussion intended to develop the student's ability to read, understand and evaluate plays. Designed primarily for students whose major is not English, but majors and prospective majors are welcome.

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ENGLISH 31AC Literature of American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
An introduction to the ethnic diversity of American literature. The course will take substantial account of the literature of three or more of the following groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and European Americans. Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" well before the beginning of the semester for details.

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ENGLISH 33 African American Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Major literary and cultural texts in the African American tradition from origins to the present.

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ENGLISH 37 Chicana/o Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014
Major literary and cultural texts in the Chicana/o tradition from origins to the present.

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ENGLISH 43A Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
A workshop course intended for students who have recently begun to write fiction or who have not previously taken a course in creative writing.

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ENGLISH 43B Introduction to the Writing of Verse 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A workshop course intended for students who have recently begun to write verse or who have not previously taken a course in creative writing.

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ENGLISH 43N Introduction to the Writing of Creative Non-Fiction 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
A workshop course in creative non-fiction, a prose genre that takes on non-fiction subjects (the world of culture, history, personal experience) but also is alert to the creativity required to translate those subjects into the realm of writing. Students will study exemplary works of creative non-fiction in different modes (e.g. literary journalism, personal essay, travel writing) and write their own works in selected modes as well.

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ENGLISH 45A Literature in English: Through Milton 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Historical survey of literature in English: Beginnings through Milton.

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ENGLISH 45B Literature in English: The Late-17th through the Mid-19th Century 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Historical survey of literature in English: The late-17th through the mid-19th century.

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ENGLISH 45C Literature in English: The Mid-19th through the 20th Century 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Historical survey of literature in English: the mid-19th through the 20th century.

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ENGLISH C77 Introduction to Environmental Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This integrative course, taught by a humanities professor and a science professor, surveys current global environmental issues; introduces the basic intellectual tools of environmental science; investigates ways the human relationship to nature has been imagined in literary and philosophical traditions; and examines how tools of scientific and literary analysis; scientific method, and imaginative thinking can clarify what is at stake in environmental
issues and ecological citizenship.
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ENGLISH 80K Children's Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2011
The study of selected works written for children.

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ENGLISH 84 Sophomore Seminar 1 or 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.

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ENGLISH 98 Directed Group Study for Freshmen and Sophomores 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Group study in a field that may not coincide with that of any regular course and must be specific enough to enable students to write essays based upon their studies.

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ENGLISH 98BC Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department
faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate.

Course may be repeated for credit.

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ENGLISH 99 Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Meetings to be arranged. Reading and regular conference with the instructor in a field that shall not coincide with that of any regular course and shall be specific enough to enable students to write essays based on their studies.

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ENGLISH 101 The History of the English Language 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2012, Spring 2009
The history of the English language from its Indo-European roots, through its Old, Middle, and Early Modern periods, as preserved in the literary heritage, to its different forms in use throughout the world today.

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ENGLISH 102 Topics in the English Language 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
Topics vary from semester to semester.

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ENGLISH 104 Introduction to Old English 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Basic introduction to the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of Old English designed to get students reading original texts immediately. Typical Old English texts include: riddles, charms, medical recipes, laws, chronicles, elegies, saints' lives, heroic poetry, and monster lore.

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ENGLISH 105 Anglo-Saxon England 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
The five centuries of the Anglo-Saxon period encompass a remarkably diverse range of literature: heroic epics and lyric laments; riddles, recipes, and magic spells; matter-of-fact accounts of monsters and miracles; and histories that set new standards for scholarship. This course surveys Anglo-Saxon literature in modern translation, encompassing texts originally written in both Old English and Latin, and prose as well as verse. At the heart of
the semester is Beowulf, the period's great and enigmatic epic.
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ENGLISH C107 The English Bible As Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
Introduction to the English Bible treated as a literary work.

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ENGLISH N107 English Bible as Literature 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2002 10 Week Session, Summer 2001 10 Week Session, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
Introduction to the English Bible treated as a literary work.

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ENGLISH 110 Medieval Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
Development of literary form and idiom throughout the Christian West from the first to the fifteenth century.

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ENGLISH 111 Chaucer 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Lectures on and discussion of Chaucer's major works.

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ENGLISH 112 Middle English Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
Middle English literature exclusive of Chaucer studied in the original language.

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ENGLISH 114A English Drama 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
English drama to 1603.

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ENGLISH 114B English Drama 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2010, Fall 2008
English drama from 1603 to 1700.

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ENGLISH N114A English Drama 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
English drama to 1603.

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ENGLISH N114B English Drama 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 10 Week Session, Summer 2009 8 Week Session
English drama from 1603 to 1700.

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ENGLISH 115A The English Renaissance 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Beginnings of the English Renaissance and literature of the 16th century.

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ENGLISH 115B The English Renaissance 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
Literature of the 17th century.

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ENGLISH N115A The English Renaissance 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Beginnings of the English Renaissance and literature of the 16th century.

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ENGLISH N115B The English Renaissance 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2010 10 Week Session, Summer 2010 8 Week Session, Summer 2007 8 Week Session
Literature of the 17th century.

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ENGLISH 116 Backgrounds of English Literature in the Continental Renaissance 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2001
A survey of the principal continental documents which are important to an understanding of the English Renaissance.

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ENGLISH 117A Shakespeare 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
A chronological survey of Shakespeare's career.

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ENGLISH 117B Shakespeare 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
A chronological survey of Shakespeare's career.

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ENGLISH 117F Shakespeare and Film 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Close study of the texts and films based on 8 to 10 plays. Lectures will emphasize the critical implications of transposing plays to film. The goal of the course is the critical understanding of Shakespeare, and the course satisfies the departmental requirement of a course on Shakespeare in the major.

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ENGLISH 117J Shakespeare 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2011, Fall 2006
Study of selected plays, with practice in various critical approaches, e.g., establishing text, relation to source, changing concepts of comedy and tragedy, influence of theatrical conditions on technique.

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ENGLISH N117S Shakespeare 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Lectures on Shakespeare and reading of his best works.

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ENGLISH 117S Shakespeare 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Lectures on Shakespeare and reading of his best works.

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ENGLISH 117T Shakespeare in the Theatre 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2007
The interrelation of Elizabethan plays and stage practices. Classroom exercises, written assignments, and a final examination. The course will usually culminate in the performance of a play.

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ENGLISH 118 Milton 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Lectures on and discussion of Milton's major works.

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ENGLISH N118 Milton 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Summer 2011 Second 6 Week Session
Lectures on and discussion of Milton's major works.

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ENGLISH 119 Literature of the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Lectures on and discussion of Dryden, Swift, Pope, and some of their contemporaries.

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ENGLISH 120 Literature of the Later 18th Century 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Lectures on and discussion of later eighteenth-century British literature.

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ENGLISH 121 Romantic Period 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and contemporaries.

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ENGLISH N121 Romantic Period 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2012 10 Week Session, Summer 2012 Second 6 Week Session
Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and contemporaries.

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ENGLISH 122 Victorian Period 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Literature of the Victorian period with an emphasis on poetry and nonfiction prose.

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ENGLISH 125A The English Novel 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
Defoe through Scott.

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ENGLISH 125B The English Novel 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Dickens through Conrad.

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ENGLISH 125C The European Novel 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2012
Lectures on and discussion of major European novels.

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ENGLISH 125D The 20th-Century Novel 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Lectures on and discussion of major novels of the twentieth century.

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ENGLISH 125E The Contemporary Novel 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Important contemporary novels, some of which may be read in translation.

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ENGLISH N125B The English Novel 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 8 Week Session, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
Dickens through Conrad.

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ENGLISH N125D The 20th-Century Novel 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
Lectures on and discussion of major novels of the twentieth century.

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ENGLISH N125E The Contemporary Novel 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2010 First 6 Week Session
Important contemporary novels, some of which may be read in translation.

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ENGLISH 126 British Literature: 1900-1945 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Lectures on and discussion of British literature written between 1900 and 1945.

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ENGLISH 127 Modern Poetry 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
British and American poetry: 1900 to the present.

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ENGLISH 128 Modern Drama 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2001, Fall 1999
British and American drama: 1860 to the present.

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ENGLISH 130A American Literature: Before 1800 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Lectures on and discussion of the major writers of the early American period.

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ENGLISH 130B American Literature: 1800-1865 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Lectures on and discussion of the major texts of the American Renaissance.

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ENGLISH 130C American Literature: 1865-1900 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
Lectures on and discussion of American literature from the Civil War through 1900.

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ENGLISH 130D American Literature: 1900-1945 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
A survey of modern American literature.

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ENGLISH N130A American Literature: Before 1800 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2012 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2011 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2004 10 Week Session
Lectures on and discussion of the major writers of the early American period.

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ENGLISH N130B American Literature: 1800-1865 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
Lectures on and discussion of the major texts of the American Renaissance.

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ENGLISH N130D American Literature: 1900-1945 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2012 10 Week Session, Summer 2012 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2011 First 6 Week Session
A survey of modern American literature.

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ENGLISH 131 American Poetry 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
A historical survey of American poetry and its backgrounds.

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ENGLISH 132 American Novel 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2013
A survey of major American novels.

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ENGLISH N132 American Novel 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 8 Week Session, Summer 2013 8 Week Session
A survey of major American novels.

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ENGLISH 133A African American Literature and Culture Before 1917 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
Major literary and cultural texts in the African American tradition from origins through World War I.

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ENGLISH 133B African American Literature and Culture Since 1917 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2012
Major literary and cultural texts in the African American tradition from the Harlem Renaissance through the twentieth century.

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ENGLISH 133T Topics in African American Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH 134 Contemporary Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Lectures on and discussion of selected works written since the Second World War.

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ENGLISH N134 Contemporary Literature 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2001 10 Week Session
Lectures on and discussion of selected works written since the Second World War.

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ENGLISH 135AC Literature of American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
Study of the ethnic diversity of American literature. The course will take substantial account of the literature of three or more of the following groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and European Americans. Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" well before the beginning of the semester for details.

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ENGLISH N135 Literature of American Cultures 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2012 First 6 Week Session
Study of the ethnic diversity of American literature. The course will take substantial account of the literature of three or more of the following groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and European Americans. Topics vary from summer to summer.

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ENGLISH S135 Literature of American Cultures 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Study of the ethnic diversity of American literature. The course will take substantial account of the literature of three or more of the following groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and European Americans. Topics vary from semester to semester. Topic for this summer: Theorizing Children's Literature in American Cultures.

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ENGLISH C136 Topics in American Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
A course on the intellectual, cultural, historical, and social backgrounds to American literature. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for current offerings well before the start of the semester.

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ENGLISH 137A Chicana/o Literature and Culture to 1910 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Spring 2006
Major literary and cultural texts in the Chicana/o tradition from origins through the Mexican Revolution of 1910.

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ENGLISH 137B Chicana/o Literature and Culture Since 1910 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Major literary and cultural texts in the Chicana/o tradition from 1910 through the contemporary Chicana/o period.

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ENGLISH 137T Topics in Chicana/o Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
Topics in Chicana/o literature and culture.

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ENGLISH 138 Studies in World Literature in English 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
An examination of various aspects of the modern literature written in English in Africa, the Caribbean, India, and Southeast Asia. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for current offerings well before the start of the semester.

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ENGLISH 139 The Cultures of English 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Literatures of various regions in which English is one of the spoken languages, such as Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, Africa, India; and the writings of specific groups or distinctive cultures in the English-speaking world, including the U.S. and the British Isles. Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for current offerings well before the start of the semester.

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ENGLISH 141 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.) 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Writing in connection with reading in recent English literature and its continental background.

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ENGLISH N141 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, Etc.) 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2013 Second 6 Week Session
Writing in connection with reading in recent English literature and its continental background.

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ENGLISH 143A Short Fiction 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A seminar in writing short stories.

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ENGLISH 143B Verse 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A seminar in writing poetry.

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ENGLISH 143C Long Narrative 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2012
Students will work through the semester on a single project, either fiction (novel) or nonfiction (biography, history).

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ENGLISH C143V Visual Autobiography 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Fall 2003, Spring 2002
Since visual and literary studies have historically been viewed as separate disciplines, we will use theories from both to study those forms of self-representation that defy disciplinary boundaries, or what we call "visual autobiography." The course aims to help students become conversant with the elements of alphabetic literacy (reading and writing) and visual literacy (observing and making) in order to develop a third distinctive
textual/visual literacy.
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ENGLISH 143D Expository and Critical Writing 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2001, Spring 2000
A seminar in expository and critical writing.

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ENGLISH 143E Playwriting 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2004, Spring 2003, Spring 2002
A seminar in playwriting.

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ENGLISH 143N Prose Nonfiction 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A seminar in the writing of prose nonfiction as an art.

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ENGLISH 143T Poetry Translation Workshop 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Open to those who wish to assimilate foreign influences for writing poetry or to seek a fuller understanding of any foreign poetry by rendering it into English.

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ENGLISH 152 Women Writers 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Topics will vary from semester to semester.

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ENGLISH N152 Women Writers 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1997 10 Week Session
Topics will vary from summer to summer. Topic for this summer: Modern British Women Novelists.

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ENGLISH 160 Methods and Materials of Literary Criticism 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Spring 2006
An introduction to issues in literary criticism with emphasis on application of principles and methods to selected literary texts.

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ENGLISH 161 Introduction to Literary Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
This class will focus on literary theory.

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ENGLISH 165 Special Topics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Designed primarily for English majors. Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH 165AC Special Topics in American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2010, Fall 2007
Designed primarily for English majors. Study of a special topic related to the diversity of the United States. Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH 166 Special Topics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH 166AC Special Topics in American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
Study of a special topic related to the diversity of the United States. Topics vary from semester to semester. Student's should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH N166 Special Topics 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Topics vary from summer to summer.

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ENGLISH 170 Literature and the Arts 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2011
Studies in the relationship of literature in English to the arts.

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ENGLISH 171 Literature and Sexual Identity 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Sexual identity in literature in relation to thematics, literary convention, psychology, and the particular politics and sociology of individual cultures. The course may range broadly over Western literature or concentrate on one historical period.

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ENGLISH 172 Literature and Psychology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2003, Spring 2000
Studies in the relationship of literature in English to psychology.

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ENGLISH 173 The Language and Literature of Films 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Studies in film as a mode of representing reality; cinematic techniques and the "language" of film. Lectures, class discussions, and film viewings.

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ENGLISH N173 The Language and Literature of Films 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Studies in film as a mode of representing reality; cinematic techniques and the language of film. Lectures, class discussions, and film viewings.

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ENGLISH 174 Literature and History 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Topics will vary from semester to semester.

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ENGLISH 175 Literature and Disability 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Studies of the relationships among literature, culture, and "disability." The course may range broadly or concentrate on one historical period, genre, or issue.

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ENGLISH 176 Literature and Popular Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
Topics will vary from semester to semester.

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ENGLISH N176 Literature and Popular Culture 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Summer 2011 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2008 8 Week Session

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ENGLISH 177 Literature and Philosophy 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2004, Summer 2003 10 Week Session
Studies in the relationship of literature in English to philosophy.

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ENGLISH N177 Literature and Philosophy 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session, Summer 2001 10 Week Session
Studies in the relationship of English literature to philosophy.

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ENGLISH 178 British and American Folklore 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2004, Fall 2000, Spring 1999
Study of representative forms of folklore and oral literature among the English-speaking people of the British Isles and North America.

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ENGLISH 179 Literature and Linguistics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Study of the English language as a medium for literature. Topics may include rhyme, alliteration, meter, poetic syntax, metaphor, irony, the language of point of view, narrative tense, orality, literacy, etc.

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ENGLISH 180A Autobiography 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Lectures on and discussion of autobiographical forms.

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ENGLISH 180C Comedy 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Studies of representative comic forms, techniques, and points of view.

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ENGLISH 180E The Epic 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
Reading and discussion of epics, considering their cultural and historical contexts, the nature of their composition, and the development of the form.

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ENGLISH 180H Short Story 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Lectures on and discussion of the form of the short story.

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ENGLISH 180J The Essay 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Study of the essay as a literary form, the circumstances of its use and development, and its fortunes in twentieth-century culture.

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ENGLISH 180L Lyric Verse 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
Study of lyric forms and techniques.

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ENGLISH 180N The Novel 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Study of the novel as a literary genre, its formal development and variations, its technical possibilities, its cultural functions. Topics may vary from semester to semester.

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ENGLISH N180A Autobiography 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 Second 6 Week Session
Lectures on and discussion of autobiographical forms.

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ENGLISH N180H Short Story 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 8 Week Session, Summer 2012 First 6 Week Session
Lectures on and discussion of the form of the short story.

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ENGLISH N180Z Science Fiction 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
A survey of science fiction which includes both short stories and novels. The focus will be on the analysis of the texts and on the history and theory of the genre.

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ENGLISH 180R The Romance 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
Study of the romance as a literary genre. Topics may vary from semester to semester; focus may be historical or restricted to a particular period (e.g., medieval, modern).

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ENGLISH 180S Satire 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Study of representative satire forms, techniques, and points of view.

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ENGLISH 180T Tragedy 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Study of representative tragic forms, techniques, and points of view.

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ENGLISH 180Z Science Fiction 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Study of speculative fiction (or science fiction) as a genre. Topics may vary from semester to semester. Focus may be historical or thematic.

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ENGLISH C181 Digital Humanities, Visual Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
“Digital humanities” describes how digital formats and tools can be used to produce knowledge about cultural materials. This course introduces students to techniques used to study visual culture and related disciplines, possibly including mapping, network analysis, digital (re)construction of objects and environments; digital editions of texts or online exhibitions; digital manipulation of images; and content-management systems and structured data. The class also
provides a framework to help students think critically about the values that underpin existing DH projects.

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ENGLISH 190 Research Seminar 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Research-oriented and designed for upper-division English majors. Intensive examination of critical approaches, literary theory, or a special topic in literary and cultural studies. Topics vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH H195A Honors Course 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This is a two-semester course, graded IP at the end of the first semester. During the second semester, each student will write an honors thesis. Completion of the thesis is required for a passing grade in the course.

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ENGLISH H195B Honors Course 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This is a two-semester course, graded IP at the end of the first semester. During the second semester, each student will write an honors thesis. Completion of the thesis is required for a passing grade in the course.

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ENGLISH 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Enrollment is restricted by university regulations. Group study in a field that shall not coincide with that of any regular course and shall be specific enough to enable students to write essays based upon their studies.

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ENGLISH 198BC Berkeley Connect 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Berkeley Connect is a mentoring program, offered through various academic departments, that helps students build intellectual community. Over the course of a semester, enrolled students participate in regular small-group discussions facilitated by a graduate student mentor (following a faculty-directed curriculum), meet with their graduate student mentor for one-on-one academic advising, attend lectures and panel discussions featuring department
faculty and alumni, and go on field trips to campus resources. Students are not required to be declared majors in order to participate. Course may be repeated for credit.
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ENGLISH 199 Supervised Independent Study for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Meetings to be arranged. Enrollment is restricted by university regulations. Reading and conference with the instructor in a field that shall not coincide with that of any regular course and shall be specific enough to enable students to write essays based upon their studies.

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ENGLISH 200 Problems in the Study of Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Approaches to literary study, including textual analysis, scholarly methodology and bibliography, critical theory and practice.

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ENGLISH 201B Topics in the History of the English Language 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010, Spring 2009

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ENGLISH 203 Graduate Readings 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Graduate lecture courses surveying broad areas and periods of literary history, and directing students in wide reading. Offerings vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH 205A Old English 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009

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ENGLISH 205B Old English 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014

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ENGLISH 211 Chaucer 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2012
Discussion of Chaucer's major works.

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ENGLISH 212 Readings in Middle English 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
Rapid reading of selections in Middle English, from the twelfth century through the fifteenth.

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ENGLISH 217 Shakespeare 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Discussion of selected works of Shakespeare.

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ENGLISH 218 Milton 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2009
Discussion of Milton's major works.

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ENGLISH 243A Fiction Writing Workshop 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2012
A writing workshop in fiction for graduate students.

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ENGLISH 243B Poetry Writing Workshop 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A writing workshop in poetry for graduate students.

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ENGLISH 243N Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
A writing workshop in prose nonfiction for graduate students.

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ENGLISH 246C Graduate Proseminars: Renaissance: Sixteenth century (excluding, or at least not prominently featuring, Skakespeare) 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2009
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246D Graduate Proseminars: Renaissance: Seventeenth century through Milton 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2011, Fall 2007
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246E Graduate Proseminars: Restoration and early 18th century 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2010, Fall 2008
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246F Graduate Proseminars: Later 18th century 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246G Graduate Proseminars: Romantic 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2011, Fall 2006
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246H Graduate Proseminars: Victorian 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2007, Spring 2006
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246I Graduate Proseminars: American to 1855 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246J Graduate Proseminars: American 1855 to 1900 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2011
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246K Graduate Proseminars: Literature in English 1900 to 1945 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 246L Graduate Proseminars: Literature in English 1945 to Present 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2012
Proseminars in the major chronological fields of English and American literature providing graduate instruction in scholarly and critical approaches appropriate to each field.

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ENGLISH 250 Research Seminars 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Required of all Ph.D. students. Advanced study in various fields, leading to a substantial piece of writing. Offerings vary from semester to semester. Students should consult the department's "Announcement of Classes" for offerings well before the beginning of the semester.

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ENGLISH 298 Special Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Directed research. Open to qualified graduate students wishing to pursue special topics. If taken to satisfy degree requirements, must be taken for four units and a letter grade.

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ENGLISH 299 Special Study 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Normally reserved for students directly engaged upon the doctoral dissertation.

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ENGLISH 310 Field Studies in Tutoring Writing 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Tutoring Berkeley undergraduates in College Writing R1A, R1A, R1B, and other writing and/or literature courses. Seminar topics: the writing process, responding to writing, composition theory, grammar, collaborative learning, tutoring methods. Tutors keep a weekly journal, read assigned articles, videotape their tutoring, and write a final paper. This course cannot be used toward fulfillment of the major requirements.

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ENGLISH 375 The Teaching of Composition and Literature 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Discussion of course aims, instructional methods, grading standards, and special problems in the teaching of composition and literature, with practice in handling sample essays. When given for graduate student instructors in the English R1A-R1B Program or the English 45 series, the course will include class visitation.

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ENGLISH 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. May not be used for unit or residence requirements for the doctoral degree.

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