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2018-2019 Catalogue 
    
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Course Descriptions


Course Numbering

The College of Wooster uses a five-digit course numbering system. The first three digits indicate the primary course number. The next two digits are the secondary course number and indicate whether there is a special focus for the course. For example:

The first letters are the department or program abbreviation. The next three digits are the primary course number (101 is the primary course number for all Introduction to Historial Study courses). The last two digits are the secondary course number. These two digits indicate that the special focus for this HIST 101 course is The History of Islam. A course with a given three-digit primary course number can only be taken once for credit unless specifically indicated otherwise by the department.

The following policy has been used in assigning primary course numbers:

  • 100-level courses are usually introductory courses; some 100-level courses do have prerequisites, and students are advised to consult the description for each course.
  • 200-level courses are usually beyond the introductory level, although many 200-level courses are open to first-year students and to majors and non-majors.
  • 300-level courses are seminars and courses primarily for majors but open to other students with the consent of the instructor.
  • The following numbers are for Independent Study: I.S. 40100 (Junior Independent Study), I.S. 45100 and I.S. 45200 (Senior Independent Study).

In addition to the regular course offerings, many departments offer individual tutorials under the number 40000 and internships under 41000. On occasion, departments will offer a course on a special topic as approved by the Educational Policy Committee, designated 19900, 29900, or 39900.

Abbreviation

In keeping with the general education requirements of the College’s curriculum
(see Degree Requirements ), course listings employ the following abbreviations:

W Writing Intensive 

C Studies in Cultural Difference

R Religious Perspectives

Q Quantitative Reasoning

AH Learning Across the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities

HSS Learning Across the Disciplines: History and Social Sciences 

MNS Learning Across the Disciplines: Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Except where otherwise noted, all courses carry one course credit.

 

English

   •  ENGL 12000 - Language, Literature and Culture
   •  ENGL 12001 - Imagining America
   •  ENGL 12005 - Modern Selves
   •  ENGL 12006 - Gods & Monsters
   •  ENGL 12008 - The Gothic Imagination
   •  ENGL 12015 - Animals in Literature
   •  ENGL 12019 - The Watery Part of the World
   •  ENGL 12025 - LLC: Looking Behind Paradise
   •  ENGL 12027 - LLC: Memory & Gender in Caribbean Lit.
   •  ENGL 12028 - LLC: Historical Fiction
   •  ENGL 12029 - Llc: Ghostly Others in American Lit
   •  ENGL 12030 - Mothers & Daughters in Contemporary Lit
   •  ENGL 12031 - Romance Narratives
   •  ENGL 12032 - Jazz & African American Literature
   •  ENGL 16000 - Intro to Non-Fictional Writing
   •  ENGL 16002 - Autobio Wrtg: Memoir
   •  ENGL 16003 - Nature & Environmental Writing
   •  ENGL 16004 - Critical/Creative Non-Fiction
   •  ENGL 16007 - Travel Writing
   •  ENGL 16008 - Non-Fiction Wrtg: Creative Nonfiction
   •  ENGL 16009 - Women & Politics of Pain
   •  ENGL 16100 - Introduction to Fiction and Poetry Writing
   •  ENGL 19900 - Editing a Literary Magazine
   •  ENGL 20000 - Investigations in Literary Theory and Research Methods–Engl Majors Only
   •  ENGL 21002 - Black Women Writers
   •  ENGL 21004 - Empire Boys (pre 1900)
   •  ENGL 21009 - Post Colonial Literature & Film
   •  ENGL 21014 - Religion in Black Film & Literature
   •  ENGL 21018 - Sex & Gender in Restoration & 18 Century
   •  ENGL 21022 - Global Anglophone Literature After 1900
   •  ENGL 21025 - Shakespeare to Wilde (pre-1900)
   •  ENGL 21026 - Lit, Cul & Environment Crisis
   •  ENGL 21029 - Asian-American Literature
   •  ENGL 21030 - Class, Gender, Criminality 18th Cent Lit
   •  ENGL 21031 - Queering Caribbean Literature
   •  ENGL 21032 - Afrofuturism
   •  ENGL 22001 - Shakespeare (Before 1800)
   •  ENGL 22011 - James Baldwin & Toni Morrison
   •  ENGL 22013 - Chaucer
   •  ENGL 23002 - Survey of African-American Literature
   •  ENGL 23007 - 19th Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 23012 - Poetry Since World War II
   •  ENGL 23029 - American Literature to 1865
   •  ENGL 23041 - Modernist Literatures
   •  ENGL 23042 - British Literature to 1800
   •  ENGL 23043 - Noir
   •  ENGL 23044 - The Novel & Its Secrets
   •  ENGL 23048 - Global Media
   •  ENGL 23049 - Procedurals
   •  ENGL 24003 - The Odyssey of James Joyce’s Ulysses
   •  ENGL 24017 - The American Film
   •  ENGL 24018 - Fidelity and Betrayal
   •  ENGL 24019 - The Living and the Dead in Medieval Lit.
   •  ENGL 24027 - Mimic Forms in 18th Century Literature
   •  ENGL 26100 - Advanced Fiction Writing
   •  ENGL 26102 - Advanced Writing in Fictional Forms
   •  ENGL 26103 - Advanced Poetry Writing
   •  ENGL 26107 - Advanced Writing in Fictional Forms
   •  ENGL 26108 - Adv Fictional Wrtg: the New Short Story
   •  ENGL 26109 - Advanced Writing: Poetry & Prose-Poetry
   •  ENGL 26110 - Advanced Short Story Writing
   •  ENGL 26111 - Adv Memoir & Creative Non-Fiction Wrtg
   •  ENGL 26112 - Advanced Poetry Writing: Looking Outward
   •  ENGL 26113 - Writing the Novella
   •  ENGL 27001 - The Politics of Language
   •  ENGL 27003 - Writing Tutoring Methods
   •  ENGL 29901 - Serials and Social Justice/ Digital Age
   •  ENGL 29902 - Networked Lives, Networked Bodies
   •  ENGL 30010 - Post/Colonial Lit. & Film
   •  ENGL 30014 - Sem Lit/Cul St: Narrating Our Pasts
   •  ENGL 30015 - Sem/Lit/Cul St: Early American Novel
   •  ENGL 30016 - Sem Lit & Cult Studies: Bad Romance
   •  ENGL 40000 - Tutorial
   •  ENGL 41000 - English Internships
   •  ENGL 45100 - Independent Study Thesis
   •  ENGL 45200 - Independent Study Thesis