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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
Prerequisites for All Students
Major Requirements: CCAS and UC–C
Minor Requirements: CCAS and UC–C
Independent Study and Internship: CCAS and UCC
Departmental Honors Program: CCAS and UC–C
Teacher Certification in English: CCAS and UC–C
Graduate Courses for Undergraduate Credit: CCAS and UC–C
Dual-Degree Program
Courses (English 350)
Courses (American Literature 352)
Courses (Film 354)
Courses (Journalism 570)
Courses (Linguistics 615)
Courses (Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
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Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989) Courses (English 350)  

Courses (English 350)

50:350:099 Basic Reading and Writing Skills (R) (NC)

Provides training in critical reading and writing. Students will study the structure and presentation of ideas, practice analyzing texts and developing logical arguments about them, and author clear and coherent sentences, paragraphs, and short academic essays.

Load equivalent to a 3-credit course.
50:350:101-102 English Composition I,II (R) (3,3) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose, including a documented research report. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test or successful completion of 50:350:099.
50:350:160 Texts and Theories (3) Survey of critical approaches to reading and writing about literary texts.
50:350:220 Critical Methods in English (W) (3) Survey of research sources and critical approaches to be used in reading and writing about literary texts, including materials available on the internet. Prerequisite: 50:350:101. Curriculum 50:350 students only.
50:350:221 Literatures in English I (3) Historical survey of literatures written in English (primarily British and American literatures) from the Middle Ages through 1660.
50:350:222 Literatures in English II (3) Historical survey of literatures written in English (primarily British and American literatures) from 1660 to 1900.
50:350:223 Literatures in English III (G) (3) Survey of 20th-century literatures written in English, with emphasis on colonial and postcolonial themes.
50:350:232 World Novel in the 20th Century (G) (3) Major novels from the literatures of Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the East, read in translation.
50:350:239 World Masterpieces II (G) (3) Studies in great works of world literature from the dawn of the modern era to the present.
50:350:245 Folklore (D) (3) The major genres of folklore, including proverb, folktale, and folk song, with some attention to the methods of collecting and analyzing these materials.
50:350:247 Literature of Horror (3) A study of the horror story from its Gothic origins to its present popularity in fiction and film.
50:350:248 Comic Literature (3) A study of the comic tradition in British and American literature, including such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Fielding, Byron, Dickens, Twain, Shaw, and Waugh, as well as some contemporary humorists.
50:350:251 Ten Books I Should Have Read by Now (3)

Reexamines standard literary texts in secondary school curricula, asking fundamental questions about the process of canon formation.

50:350:261 Texts and Adaptations (3) A study of novels, canonical and noncanonical, and their film adaptations.
50:350:264 The Short Story (3) A study of the short story as a literary genre by examining the works of major world authors.
50:350:265 Science Fiction (3) A study of major works of science fiction by such authors as Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, LeGuin, and Ellison.
50:350:271 Images of the Hero (3) A study of archetypal criticism and its application to ancient and modern texts, with emphasis on the tension between individual heroes and their heroic careers.
50:350:275 Detective Fiction (3) The development of this popular literary genre from its beginnings in Poe's short stories through the present, with varying emphasis on American, British, and European authors, among them Doyle, Chandler, Faulkner, Nabokov, and Borges.
50:350:281 Asian Narratives (G) (3)

Fiction, poetry, and essays by Asian-American and Asian-British authors, and by writers from the Near, Middle, and Far East, read in translation.

50:350:309 Reading and Writing in the Elementary Curriculum (3) Analysis of the forms of discourse used by various academic disciplines in elementary education, including the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and mathematics.
50:350:310 Reading and Writing in the Secondary Curriculum (3) Analysis of the forms of discourse used by various academic disciplines in secondary education, including the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and mathematics.
50:350:313 Classical Backgrounds of English Literature (G) (3) The influence on English and American literature of classical Greek and Roman epic, tragedy, comedy, and other literary forms.
50:350:314 Biblical Backgrounds of English Literature (3) The influence of the King James and other versions of the Bible on English and American literature.
50:350:316 Medieval Literature (3) Survey of literature, from Beowulf through the 15th century: plays, songs, adventure narratives, religious allegories, and other genres.
50:350:317 English Renaissance Literature (3) A study of major authors, including More, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Donne.
50:350:318 Seventeenth-Century Literature (3) A study of major writers in the age of metaphysical wit and emerging new philosophies: Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, Marvell, Burton, Browne, and Bunyan.
50:350:319 Gothic Writing (3) A survey of British and American Gothic writing from the late 18th century to the fin-de-siècle.
50:350:321 Eighteenth-Century Literature (3) Major themes and writers in English from Dryden to Wollstonecraft, emphasizing the emergence of women as writers and readers of literature.
50:350:322 Romantic Period (3) Literature of the Age of Revolution: major works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Smith, Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, and Keats.
50:350:323 Romantic Drama (3) Historical survey of English drama 1780-1830 with an emphasis on the material history of theatrical productions.
50:350:324 Victorian Literature (3) A thematic and analytic approach to the major prose and poetry of the period, with emphasis on the works of Tennyson, Browning, Rossetti, Arnold, Carlyle, and Ruskin.
50:350:326 Introduction to Rhetoric (3) An overview of key concepts in rhetoric--the art of persuasion--through study of their application across a wide range of texts and contexts in politics, popular culture, and public affairs.
50:350:327 History of Rhetoric (3) A survey of major texts and ideas in the rhetorical tradition from its roots in Greco-Roman culture to the present.
50:350:328 Special Topics in Rhetoric (3) An in-depth study of a particular aspect or application of rhetorical theory.
50:350:329 Special Topics in Writing and Media (3) An in-depth study of a particular issue in the study of writing and media.
50:350:330 Chaucer (3) Critical analysis of The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and selected shorter works.
50:350:331 Shakespeare I (3) A study of selected comedies, history plays, and tragedies of the Elizabethan period (to 1603).
50:350:332 Shakespeare II (3) A study of the plays of the Jacobean period (from 1603 on), with particular emphasis on the tragedies.
50:350:333 Milton (3) A study of the minor poems, selected prose, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.
50:350:334 The Bible as Literature (3) A study of the Bible, its literary variety, and historical and religious development.
50:350:335 Intellectual Backgrounds of 20th-Century Literature (3) A study of the major works of 20th-century literature in the context of the great intellectual achievements of the past two centuries.
50:350:338 Literature and the Natural Environment I (3) Traces perceptions of nature and the roots of current environmental attitudes from ancient literature to post-Enlightenment nature writing, with emphasis on British literature from 1400-1800.
50:350:339 Literature and the Natural Environment II (3) Looks at British, American, and Native-American nature writing since 1800 and considers how perceptions and uses of the natural world affect both nonhuman nature and the human communities within it.
50:350:342 Modern British Poetry (3) A study of the major poets of our century, with emphasis on Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and Dylan Thomas.
50:350:346 World Drama (G) (3) A survey of drama throughout the world from Western and non-Western classics to forerunners of modern realism.
50:350:349 English Drama to 1642 (3) English drama (exclusive of Shakespeare) from its origins in medieval pageantry through its Elizabethan flowering to its decadence and the Puritan closing of the theaters.
50:350:351 English Drama, 1660-1800 (3) The English theater from the Restoration to the emergence of sentimental and "laughing" comedy.
50:350:353 Modern Drama (G) (3) The background of the contemporary theater explored in the works of major European and British dramatists from Ibsen and Chekhov to Brecht and Beckett.
50:350:354 Postcolonial Literature (G) (3) A study of major postcolonial literary texts and theories. Formerly 50:352:353.
50:350:355 Modern World Literature (G) (3) A comparative study of selected literary texts--fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry--from around the globe.
50:350:356 Rise of the Novel (3) Selected novels of the 18th century with emphasis on Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Burney, and Austen.
50:350:357 Nineteenth-Century British Novel (3) Readings in the Victorian novel: Dickens, the Brontës, Trollope, Thackeray, Meredith, and George Eliot.
50:350:358 Modern British Fiction (3) Development of the modern novel through examination of the works of the major writers of the century, with emphasis on Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, and Beckett.
50:350:360 Literature of Childhood (G) (3) A study of classic and contemporary literature read and enjoyed by children and adolescents, including fairy tales, folklore, fantasy, picture books, chapter books, the adolescent novel, and poetry.  Formerly 50:350:246.
50:350:361 Literary and Cultural Constructions of Childhood (D) (3) A study of changing representations of childhood in literary and cultural texts, including the impact of childhood on imagination, and intellectual, aesthetic traditions.
50:350:362 Children's Literature in Print and Film (3) Selected texts in children's literature studied alongside film adaptations of these texts.
50:350:367 Popular Culture (3) A study of literature as it has been influenced by such elements of popular culture as best sellers, magazines, newspapers, film, radio, and television.
50:350:370 Biography and Autobiography (3) Exploration of the nature of these genres in works primarily British and American by such authors as Augustine, Boswell, Rousseau, Wordsworth, and Henry James.
50:350:371 Literature of Travel (3) A study of why people leave home and how they challenge the borderline between fact and fiction while converting life into literature.
50:350:372,373 Topics in Irish Literature (3,3) A study of an aspect of a national literature that has produced four Nobel Prize winners--Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, Heaney--in the 20th century.
50:350:374 Legends Past and Present (G) (3) Narratives of heroes, quests, supernatural occurrences, and other extraordinary activities of humans past and present, focusing on Germanic, Celtic, and Native-American cultures.
50:350:376 Literature and Psychology (3) Psychological interpretation of the literary text; the psychology of composition and of reader response.
50:350:377 Literature and Sexuality (3)
Sexual themes, fictions, and fantasies in English and American literature: the distinction between pornographic and nonpornographic erotic writing, the grotesque, the violent, and the romantic.
50:350:378 Religion in Literature (3) A study of religious themes in British and American literature from the 17th century to the present.
50:350:379 Literature and Poverty in Western Cultures (D) (3) A survey of attitudes toward poverty as presented in Western literatures from the ancient world to the present.
50:350:380 Mythology (G) (3) Narratives of interaction between human and divine, as retold in literature and cultures including ancient Greek and Judeo-Christian.
50:350:382 Irish Fiction (3)

A survey of Irish fiction of the 20th century, with attention to the works of James Joyce. 

50:350:383 The Irish Literary Renaissance (3) A study of important figures, including Yeats, Gregory, Synge, and O'Casey, in the creation of an Irish national literature beginning around 1890. 
50:350:384 Literature of the Islamic World (G) (3) A study of literary and philosophical texts of the Islamic world in their historical context.
50:350:388 Women in Literature (D) (3) Analyzes the treatment of women in selected world fiction, drama, poetry, and essays.
50:350:389,390 International Studies (G) (3,3) A short-term study tour abroad focusing on a literary theme, with class lectures, required readings, and written assignments.
50:350:391,392 Special Topics in Literature (1-3,1-3)

A course in a specially selected topic. Satisfies major requirement (pre-2008) "British literature before 1800."

Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
50:350:393,394 Special Topics in Literature (1-3,1-3) A course in a specially selected topic. Satisfies major requirement (pre-2008) "British literature after 1800." Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
50:350:395,396 Special Topics in Literature (1-3,1-3) A course in a specially selected topic. Satisfies major requirement (pre-2008) "cross-cultural perspectives." Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
50:350:397 Special Topics: Great Literary Origins (3) A theme in some great works of the Western literary traditions.
50:350:407,408 Independent Study in English (BA,BA) An opportunity for advanced students to work individually with an instructor on a self-determined course of study. The project culminates in a substantial paper.
50:350:410 Methods and Issues in Secondary English Education (3) Using primary texts as the basis for identifying its methods, focus is on curriculum development, delivery of course content, classroom management, use of assignments, and the relationship between grades and standards.
50:350:411 Old English Language and Literature (3) An introduction to the reading and analysis of Old English, including Beowulf.
50:350:415,416 Seminar in English Studies ("Capstone") (W) (3,3) Capstone course for advanced students on a special topic. Prerequisites: 50:350:221 and 222.
50:350:431 World Novel to 1900 (G) (3) Major novels selected from such world literatures as Russian, French, Spanish, Japanese, and German, read in translation.
50:350:441 Literary Theory and Criticism (3) A study of major approaches to literature ranging from Plato and Aristotle to the present.
50:350:481,482 Readings in Major Authors (3,3) An intensive study of the works of a single author, or of two or three related authors. Satisfies major requirement (pre-2008) "British literature before 1800."
50:350:483,484 Readings in Major Authors (3,3) An intensive study of the works of a single author, or of two or three related authors. Satisfies major requirement (pre-2008) "British literature after 1800."
50:350:495,496 Honors Program in English (3,3)
50:350:497,498 Internship in English (3,3) Application of English skills in a volunteer or professional employment setting. Individually designed and evaluated experience under supervision of intern adviser. Commitment of at least 100 hours. Normally limited to English majors.
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