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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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    ENG 374 - Major Themes in American Ethnic Literature


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent. (3) H, US

    Representative ethnic authors from various genres critically examined in the contexts of multicultural themes. Examples include rites of passage, nationalism and the American Dream, stereotypes and reversal of stereotypes, folklore and its literary applications, sexual attitudes and sex roles, and the image of ancestors. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 375 - Modern Native American Literatures


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent. (3) H, US

    Survey of post-contact written literature by indigenous peoples of North America. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 382 - Cultural Themes in Contemporary American Novels


    A sophomore course in literature or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Examination of the rich mythology, lore and legend of Native American, Hispanic, and African-American cultures through study of historical and other novels influenced by native traditions. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 385 - The Nineteenth Century British Novel


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent. (3) H

    Critical study of the Regency and Victorian novel, illustrating the development of the novel as an art form and its relationship to its social and political background, concentrating on such figures as Austen, Shelley, the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy and Conrad. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 386 - The British Novel since 1900


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent. (3) H

    Critical study of the modern and postmodern periods, illustrating major trends in theory and development. Discussion of the relationship of literature to the backdrop of the World Wars and after in such figures as Lawrence, Woolf, Joyce, Waugh, Weldon, Murdoch, Swift and Ishiguro. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 388 - Modern Theatre


    ENG 112  or EHS 120 ; at least sophomore standing. (3) GS

    History of the modern theatre, 1875 to present. Plays from European and American theatre: Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Wilde, Shaw, O’Neill, Eliot, Hellman, Brecht, Wilder, Miller, Williams, Beckett, Churchill and Wilson. Also listed as THE 302 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 390 - Directed Readings


    Six credits in literature and consent of departmental advisor and instructor. (1-3)

    The maximum number of credits allowed for ENG 390 and ENG 399 combined is six. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 392 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction


    ENG 296 , writing sample, and consent of instructor before registering. (3)

    Advanced work in fiction writing. Workshop or tutorial format. Students enrolled in this course and otherwise eligible may compete for the Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards in creative writing. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 393 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry


    ENG 296 , writing sample, and consent of instructor before registering. (3)

    Advanced work in poetry writing. Workshop or tutorial format. Students enrolled in this course and otherwise eligible may compete for the Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards in creative writing. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 394 - Literary Criticism and Theory


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent. (3)

    History and variety of literary criticism from the classical period to the twenty-first century. Emphasis on the relationship of critical thought to its historical period. Critical theories applied to a variety of brief literary texts.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 397 - Magazine and Feature Writing


    ENG 296  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Introduction to the professional field of freelance writing with a focus on the craft of magazine writing and reporting. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 398 - Advanced Creative Writing: Non-Fiction


    ENG 296 , writing sample, and consent of instructor.  (3)

    Advanced work in writing creative non-fiction. Workshop or tutorial format. Students enrolled in this course and otherwise eligible may compete for the Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards in creative writing. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 399 - Directed Writing


    ENG 112  or EHS 120 , at least one advanced writing course, and consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Individualized work for students who wish to explore advanced topics in writing and rhetoric.  The maximum number of credits allowed for ENG 390 and ENG 399 combined is six. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 400 - Seminar


    English major, ENG 241 , at least junior standing, consent of instructor See English secretary to apply for consent. (3) CAP

    Intensive study of selected writers, literary movements, critical theory, or other topics relative to the study of literature and language. Includes readings, discussion, oral and written reports. May be reelected to a total of six credits with consent of instructor. Class size limited to 15. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 431 - The American Novel I


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature; or consent of instructor. (3)

    The American novel as a unique literary form developing its own traditions; its relationship to its own native culture and to that of Europe. Critical analyses of works by important American authors through 1900. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 432 - The American Novel II


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature; or consent of instructor. (3)

    The American novel as a unique literary form developing its own traditions; its relationship to its own native culture and to that of Europe. Critical analyses of works by important American authors, covering literary movements from 1900 to the present. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 433 - American Poetry


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature; or consent of instructor. (3)

    The development and continuity of American poetry, its style, subject matter, and stance toward American culture, from the colonial era to the present. Emphasis on late nineteenth and twentieth century poetry; close study of representative poets whose work and critical reputations make them influential figures in American literature and thought. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 434 - American Drama


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature or theatre history; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Development of American Drama with attention to literary and theatrical elements, including historical and cultural influences and theatrical conventions. Emphasis on major playwrights and movements, marginal voices, and the relationship of popular entertainment to serious drama. Also listed as THE 434 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 435 - American Film: Silent and Studio Eras


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature; consent of instructor. (3)

    History of American film from its beginning through the end of the studio era, as an art form and an index to American culture. Only three credits from ENG 435, ENG 436 and ENG 440 may count toward the minimum hour requirement of any major or minor in English. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 436 - American Film: After the Studio Era


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature; or consent of instructor. (3)

    History of American film since the end of the studio era as an art form and an index to American culture. Only three credits from ENG 435, ENG 436, and ENG 440 may count toward the minimum hour requirement of any major or minor in English. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 440 - Recent American Film


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature; or consent of instructor. (3)

    History of American film of roughly the last two decades, as an art form and an index to American culture. Only three credits from ENG 435, ENG 436 and  ENG 440 may count toward the minimum hour requirement of any major or minor in English. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 447 - History of the English Language


    LIN 200 . (3)

    Survey of the bases of the language and how it developed. Old English, Middle English, Early Modern and Modern English studied. Also listed as LIN 447 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 474 - Adolescent Literature


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Survey of the content and literary merit of books read by middle and high school students. Consideration of criteria for the selection of reading material; emphasis on approaches for teaching with such materials in a variety of school contexts. Also listed as EDR 437 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 494 - Off Campus Study Preparation


    HON 155  or HON 355 . (1-3)

    Independent study designed for development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal carried out in close consultation with the Department Advisor and the Honors Director.  Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus study experience.  Grade assigned by the department advisor when the off-campus study proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the advisor and the Honors Director. See www.umflint.edu/honors for further details. May be reelected to a total of three credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Consent of Department Chair. Open only to Honors Program students in English. (4)

    Credit and grade for ENG 495 is not given until successful completion of ENG 496. No student with a grade of B- or less in ENG 495 will graduate with Honors in English. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Prior or concurrent election of ENG 495  and consent of Department Chair.  Open only to Honors Program students in English. (4)

    No student with a grade of B- or less in ENG 496 will graduate with Honors in English. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 500 - English Studies: Issues and Methods


    Admission to MA in English Language and Literature program or consent of instructor. (3)

    Intensive study of the professional practice of research and scholarly inquiry in literary studies, linguistics, and composition and rhetoric. Required of all candidates for the Master of Arts in English degree. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 507 - Discourse Analysis


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of written texts and spoken language in both informal and highly institutionalized settings. Questions considered include: How are different voices used in spoken and written narratives? What makes conversation work? How do we know when a conversation has gone wrong? What are the different features of institutional talk, such as interviews and political speeches? How do we display aspects of our identity in spoken and written texts? Not open to students with credit forLIN 407. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 508 - Language and Human Nature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    How language reflects human nature and what it tells us about human conceptions of such things as space, time and causation. Exploration of how language related to thought, reality, community, emotions and social relations through a variety of examples including legal language, baby naming, and swearing.  Not open to students with credit forLIN 308. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 509 - American English


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Social and regional variations in American English considered in terms of contemporary views of cultural history and process of language change.  Not open to students with credit forLIN 409. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 512 - Writing for Middle and Secondary School Teachers


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Rationale, theory and methods for teaching composition to middle and secondary school students in both language arts and content area fields. Includes concepts of the writing process; techniques for generating, responding to, and evaluating writing; writing across the curriculum; structuring writing courses and programs.  Not open to students with credit forEDR 446 or ENG 412. Also listed as EDR 546 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 513 - Topics in English Education


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Selected issues in pedagogy for the experienced English teacher. Topics vary; may address questions of literacy, composition, or language study. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 522 - Topics in British Literature to 1800


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Writing of Britain from the medieval period through the eighteenth century. Subject of study may vary by historical period, theme, genre and critical approach (e.g., early modern women writers, Elizabethan drama). May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 525 - Topics in British Literature since 1800


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Writing of Britain from Romanticism through postmodernism. Subject of study may vary by historical period, theme, genre and critical approach (e.g., Victorian women writers, modernist novel). May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 526 - Topics in Post-Colonial Literature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Literature of former British colonies in Africa, India, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Australia and Canada. Subject of study may vary by historical period, theme, genre and critical approach. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 527 - Topics in Irish and Scottish Literature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Writing of Ireland and Scotland from antiquity to the contemporary era. Subject of study may vary by country, period, genre, and theme (e.g., Scottish novel, contemporary Irish poetry, writing and rebellion). May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
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    ENG 531 - The American Novel I


    Graduate standing. (3)

    The American novel as a unique literary form developing its own traditions; its relationship to its own native culture and to that of Europe. Critical analyses of works by important American authors through 1900.  Not open to students with credit forENG 431. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 532 - The American Novel II


    Graduate standing. (3)

    The American novel as a unique literary form developing its own traditions; its relationship to its own native culture and to that of Europe. Critical analyses of works by important. American authors, covering literary movements from 1900 to the present.  Not open to students with credit forENG 432. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 533 - American Poetry


    Graduate standing. (3)

    The development and continuity of American poetry, its style, subject matter, and stance toward American culture, from the colonial era to the present. Emphasis on late nineteenth and twentieth century poetry; close study of representative poets whose work and critical reputations make them influential figures in American literature and thought.  Not open to students with credit forENG 433. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 534 - American Drama


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Development of American Drama with attention to literary and theatrical elements, including historical and cultural influences and theatrical conventions. Emphasis on major playwrights and movements, marginal voices, and the relationship of popular entertainment to serious drama.  Not open to students with credit forENG 434/THE 434. Also listed as THE 534 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 535 - American Film: Silent and Studio Eras


    Graduate standing. (3)

    History of American film from its beginning through the end of the studio era, as an art form and an index to American culture. Not open to students with credit forENG 435. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 536 - American Film: After the Studio Era


    Graduate standing. (3)

    History of American film since the end of the studio era, as an art form and an index to American culture.  Not open to students with credit forENG 436. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 537 - Topics in American Literature to 1900


    Graduate standing. (3)

    American literature from the colonial encounter through the nineteenth century. Subject of study may vary by historical period (e.g., Concord and American Romanticism), theme (e.g., writing of westward expansion), genre and/or critical approach. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 538 - Topics in American Literature since 1900


    Graduate standing. (3)

    American literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Subject of study may vary by historical period, theme, genre and/or critical approach (e.g., modernist novel, contemporary poetry). May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 539 - Themes in Multicultural American Literatures


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Issues and themes of literature from various immigrant and ethnic communities in the Americas. Course readings may include African American, Native American, Jewish, Asian American, Hispanic, and Caribbean writing. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 540 - Recent American Film


    Graduate standing. (3)

    History of American film of roughly the last two decades, as an art form and an index to American culture. Not open to students with credit forENG 440 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 549 - History of the English Language


    Graduate standing, LIN 200 . (3)

    Survey of the bases of the language and how it developed: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern and Modern English.  Not open to students with credit forLIN 447. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 555 - Studies in Genre


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of issues and major figures in selected genre (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, essay), with intensive study of genre theory and practice. May be reelected to a total of nine credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 560 - Topics in Writing and Rhetoric


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Issues and themes in contemporary writing and rhetoric. Subject of study may vary by theory, genre, and/or practice. May be reelected to a total of nine credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 561 - Writing and Publishing


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Investigation of careers in writing, editing and publishing, with intensive writing in a workshop format. Subject of study may vary (e.g., freelance magazine and book writing, publishing procedures, and editing). May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 562 - Creative Writing Workshop


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Intensive practice in poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction, featuring a workshop approach to discussion of student writing. May be reelected to a total of nine credits when topic vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 563 - Seminar in Collaborative Writing Theory and Practice


    Graduate standing; consent of instructor. (4)

    Examination and practice of writing center theory. Study of one-on-one conferencing techniques and basic writing tutorials. Required of students interested in becoming UM-Flint Writing Center tutors. Includes two hours observation per week in addition to class meetings.  Not open to students with credit forENG 363. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 566 - Teaching College Composition


    Graduate standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of current theories and practices of teaching writing in college. Focus on understanding theory and how to apply it to a college classroom setting. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 567 - Survey of Modern Composition Theory


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Modern, postmodern and contemporary composition and rhetorical theories, and their impact on writing and writing instruction. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 568 - Basic Writing: Theory and Practice


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of post-secondary developmental English/Basic Writing scholarship and teaching strategies.  Emphasis on adult literacy, language diversity, and practical applications of Basic Writing theory. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 570 - Modern Literary Theory


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Study of major theories of literary criticism since the 1950s, including formalism, psychoanalytic and archetypal approaches, New Historicism, feminist and Marxist theories, Cultural Studies, post-structuralist theory. Application of major theoretical approaches to selected works.  Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 571 - History of Literary Criticism


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Study of major developments in Western literary criticism and theory, from Plato and Aristotle through the New Criticism of the 1950s. Application of major theoretical approaches to selected works. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    ENG 572 - Narrative Theory


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Study of narratology and other major trends in narrative theory from the twentieth century to the present. Emphasis on the development of a critical vocabulary and analytical skills. Reading includes both theory and fiction. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 587 - Special Topics in Literature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Topics of literary study varying semester to semester; may include any combination of disciplines, national literatures and periods, and approaches. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 588 - Special Topics in Linguistics


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Topics of study will varying semester to semester, may include any combination of linguistic subjects, disciplinary interests, and approaches. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ENG 590 - Directed Study


    Graduate standing. (1-3)

    A research or creative project completed under the supervision of a faculty member, either a critical examination of an issue important to English studies (literature, composition/rhetoric, linguistics, pedagogy) or a creative work of significant scope and depth. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits by students completing a thesis, 6 credits by others. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 591 - Individual Study Experience


    Graduate standing. (6)

    Substantial and significant individually-defined study developed in consultation with the English Department.  May include area reading and examination, primary research project, thesis, study program at a foreign or accredited U.S. graduate program, archival research project, creative writing project or professional internship. May be reelected to a total of twelve credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 592 - Thesis I


    Graduate standing and consent of instructor. (3)

    A culminating thesis project that makes an original contribution to English studies, completed under the supervision of a faculty member and a second reader.  Students completing a thesis may elect no more than 3 credits of ENG 590 . Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 593 - Thesis II


    ENG 592  and consent of instructor. (3)

    Continuation of thesis project.  Students completing a thesis may elect no more than 3 credits of ENG 590. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    ENG 595 - MAELL Teaching Practicum


    Completion of at least one semester of the MA in English Language and Literature program; consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Teaching practicum under the guidance of an English Department faculty member. Activities may include syllabus and instructional preparation, classroom teaching experiences, working with undergraduate students individually or in small groups, or other experiences. Not open to first-semester graduate students. May be repeated to a total of 3 credits. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
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    ESS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science


    (Formerly ENV 100). (4) N, NL

    Introduction to science and earth’s environments designed for non-science majors. Discussion and laboratory topics include the scientific method, human population issues, and the geography of earth, ecosystems, environmental health and environmental economics. Application of the scientific method in the laboratory and the field with adherence to laboratory and field health and safety protocols. Lecture and laboratory. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 102 - Environmental Science: Impacts and Solutions


    (Formerly ENV 102). (4) N, NL

    Introduction to science and earth’s environments designed for non-science majors. Discussion and laboratory focus on the Earth as home to humans, human impacts on the Earth, agriculture, aquaculture, fossil fuel energy, alternate energy sources, air and water systems, and pollution. Application of the scientific method in the laboratory and the field with adherence to laboratory and field health and safety protocols. Lecture and laboratory. Graded ABCDN
  
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    ESS 150 - Energy and Climate


    (Formerly GEO 150). (4) N, NL

    Investigation of Earth’s solar energy balance within the context of climate change, and the resulting effects on water resources, soils, and large plant associations. Application of the scientific method in the laboratory and the field, with adherence to health and safety standards. Three hours lecture, two hours instructional laboratory. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 151 - Great Lakes Geography and Geology


    (Formerly GEO 151). (4) N, NL

    Investigation of the formation of the Great Lakes nearly two billion years ago, characterized by major volcanic activity, geologic stresses, and glaciers up to 6,500 feet thick that moved over the region and eventually melted to form the lakes.  Focus on events and landforms which created the physical geography and geology, climate and water systems of this unique region, with special attention to each peninsula’s landscapes, landmarks and aesthetic beauty. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 180 - Global Environmental Systems and Sustainability


    (Formerly GEO 180). (3) GS

    Introduction to the global distribution of natural resources and environments and how these factors influence the practices of agriculture, urbanization, transportation, and energy use in different regions of the world; prospects for global sustainability. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 265 - Geology of Michigan


    (Formerly GEO 265). ESS 151  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Geologic history of Michigan and its relationship to the state’s surface landscape and natural resources. Investigation of 3.9 billion years of time, geologic processes, and associated paleoclimates shaping the surface and subsurface of the Michigan and the Great Lakes region, including ancient mountain chains, volcanos, and the formation of copper and iron through the times of tropical seas and glacial ice. Focus on geologic maps and cross-sections, description and identification of typical minerals, rocks and fossils. Field trips. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 272 - Principles of Hydrology


    (Formerly GEO 272). ESS 150  or ESS 151 ; MTH 120 , CHM 260 , CHM 261  all with grades of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Description and analysis of the major components of the hydrologic cycle. Impacts of humans on the natural pathways of water; implications for the physical environment and water resource planning. Lecture and fieldwork. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 282 - Weather, Climate and Oceanography


    (Formerly GEO 282). Grades of C (2.0) or better in ESS 150 , MTH 120 , and PHY 143 . (4) N, NL

    A practical introduction and overview of meteorology and climate. The nature of physical processes responsible for changes in daily weather, including links between oceans, atmosphere, and land. Investigation of atmospheric circulation, precipitation processes, and weather data and maps, providing improved understanding of important issues like climate change and severe weather. Application of the scientific method in the laboratory and the field, with adherence to laboratory and field health and safety protocols. Lecture and laboratory. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 285 - Environmental Hazards and Natural Disasters


    (Formerly GEO 285). (3) S

    Survey of environmental hazards and resultant natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, forest fires, and weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and nor’easters. Study of impacts on society and human responses at local, national and international levels. Methods of hazard mitigation are researched, discussed, and presented. Lecture and discussion. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 312 - Resource Planning and Management


    (Formerly RPL 312). URP 111  or ESS 151  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, at least junior standing. (3)

    Sustainable principles and theories in natural resource planning and management. Management problems associated with major ecosystems such as agriculture, range land, forest land, park systems, water resources, wetlands, endangered species, and alternative energy systems. Practices of various professions including natural resource planning, forestry, and wildlife biology. Also listed as URP 312 .

      Graded ABCDE

  
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    ESS 331 - Geomorphology and Soils


    (Formerly GEO 331). Grades of C (2.0) or better in ESS 150  or ESS 151 , MTH 120  and PHY 143 . (3)

    Introduction to geomorphology, the study of landforms and the processes that produce and modify them. Emphasis on the mechanics of geomorphic processes and on the relationships between properties of earth materials and the forces applied to them by gravity, wind, ice, water, waves and humans. The lectures address the conceptual basis of geomorphology, while the assignments are practical and empirical. Application of the scientific method in the laboratory and the field adhering to laboratory and field health and safety protocols. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 360 - Renewable and Sustainable Energy


    (Formerly GEO 380). Grades of C (2.0) or better in ESS 150 , MTH 120  and PHY 143 . (3)

    Investigation of solar, wind, bio, geothermal, and other energy types. Practical applications of these energy types and associated technologies. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 472 - Watershed Management


    (Formerly RPL 472). ESS 272  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to watershed management. Focus on urban watersheds and their physical system balance; human needs and use systems; scientific analysis of watershed processes; and human response. Includes case studies for context. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 485 - Environmental Emergency Management


    (Formerly URP/RPL 485). ESS 151 , URP 111  with grades of C (2.0) or better, at least junior standing. (3)

    Topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), including regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry, and emergency procedures. Designed for those seeking employment in the environmental field who may potentially be exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. Meets requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 24 and 40 hours of training for workers at Brownfields and hazardous waste sites. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 486 - Environmental Site Assessment


    (Formerly URP/RPL 486). ESS 485  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), including regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry, and emergency procedures. Designed for those seeking employment in the environmental field who may potentially be exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. Meets requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 24 and 40 hours of training for workers at Brownfields and hazardous waste sites. Graded ABCDE
  
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    ESS 499 - Independent Study


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Individualized work with a faculty member.  May consist of a research project, an extension of material covered in a course, or field work. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FFS 300 - Topics in French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in French is not required. (3) H

    Focus on a topic in French and/or Francophone (French-speaking) literatures and cultures; may concentrate on a specific author, topic or geographic region. Taught entirely in English. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits when subject matter varies. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FFS 301 - Paris in Literature, Art and Film


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in French is not required. (3)

    Paris, the City of Lights, in literature, art and film. Works by such authors as Apollinaire, Cendrars, Aragon, Queneau, and Perec and by such artists as the Impressionists paint and everchanging picture of this magical metropolis. Classical and current films portray visual and audio impressions of France’s capital.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    FFS 304 - Francophone Literature and Culture of the Arab World


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in French not required. (3) GS

    Readings in Francophone texts of the Arab world, emphasizing literary, philosophical, historical and cultural backgrounds. Cross-cultural issues, plural identities, representations of the other, and gender issues viewed through the eyes of Francophone writers such as Maalouf, Memmi and Benjelloun. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits when subject matter varies. Also listed as MES 304 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    FFS 305 - Francophone Cultures of the World


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in French is not required. (3) H

    Readings in Francophone texts of the African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and North American regions where French is spoken; emphasis on literary, philosophical, historical and cultural backgrounds. Cross-cultural issues, plural identities, representations of the other, and gender issues viewed through the eyes of such writers as Benjellous, Brulotte, Césaire, Colimon-Hall, Condé, Djebar, Dracius, Fanon, Kamanda, duy Khiêm, Tati Loutard, Roy, Saint-Martin, Sembène, Serhane and Warner-Vieyra. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits when subject matter varies. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    FFS 310 - Understanding the French-Speaking World: the United States


    At least sophomore standing. (3) GS, US

    Study of Francophone society, art and culture in the United States as viewed through literary and popular genres and the media in translation. Includes discussion and analysis of short stories, essays, newspapers and magazines, as well as visual texts and film. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 269 - Personal Finance


    (3) FQ

    Major financial decisions faced by individuals. Housing and home financing, insurance, retirement, and death planning. Introduction to various personal computer software packages. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 316 - Business Conditions Analysis


    BBA admission,  ,  BUS 115 ,  ECN 201 , ECN 202 . (3)

    Causal factors at work in the cyclical process; time series and index numbers. National and regional data sources. Techniques of forecasting; applications to business conditions, prices and sales. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 361 - Financial Management


    BBA admission or Business Finance minor or Business General minor or Actuarial Mathematics major, ACC 201 SCM 211  or MTH 375 , ECN 201 , ECN 202 . (3)

    Basic presentation of instruments of managerial finance, legal nature of the corporation, technical features of stocks and bonds, and principles of capitalization. Analysis of policy problems involved in financing business corporations, management of working capital, surplus and dividend determination, business combinations, and business reorganizations. International aspects. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 363 - Investments


    BBA admission or Business Finance minor or Actuarial Mathematics major, FIN 361 . (3)

    Types and distinguishing features of securities available to today’s investor. Overview of the institutional framework which affects security trading. Concepts of efficient and inefficient market theories. Computer application of valuation and rates of return. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 365 - Portfolio Theory and Security Analysis


    BBA admission or Business Finance minor, FIN 363 , SCM 313 . (3)

    Emphasis on linear programming as a tool for constructing optimal portfolios and the Capital Asset Pricing Model for analyzing price changes of securities. Review of empirical literature and applications; examination of computer applications. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 394 - Finance Internship Program


    BBA admission, at least junior standing, and consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Finance Internship Program job assignment, planned by the student, the supervisor the and coordinator of the Finance Internship Program, with duties relating to the student’s academic program. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded Pass/Fail
  
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    FIN 399 - Directed Research in Finance


    BBA admission, at least junior standing, consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Independent study in finance, consisting of a research project, jointly designed by the student and an appropriate instructor, supervised by the instructor until completion, and followed up with a written student report.  Approval of project required prior to registration; number of credits dependent on project scope. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. A maximum of three credits of directed research may be used to meet graduation requirements. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 461 - Financial Management Application and Strategy


    BBA admission or Business Finance minor, FIN 361 . (3)

    Linking facts, theory, and systematic implementation through study of actual decision situations, financial problems, and business scenarios. Stress on working capital planning and management, capital structure analysis and planning, capital budgeting, and episodic financial decision; computer solutions. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 463 - Financial Engineering and Risk Management


    BBA admission or Business Finance minor or Actuarial Mathematics major, FIN 363 . (3)

    History, theory, institutional structure, and contribution to the economy of options and futures markets. Roles of arbitrage, hedging and speculation as tools in routine operations of domestic and multinational corporations. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 466 - International Finance


    BBA admission or Business Finance minor, FIN 361 . (3)

    Balance of payments, history of international monetary system, exchange rate determination, foreign exchange exposure, hedging strategies and international capital markets. Cost of capital, capital budgeting, capitalization policies, and techniques for dealing with exchange rate exposure and working capital issues. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 467 - Financial Statement Analysis


    BBA admission, FIN 361 . (3)

    For accounting and finance students. Uses and interpretation of public accounting statements and economic data from the markets. Use of quantitative methods to analyze, forecast, and examine market reactions to data. Emphasis on real world cases and communication of results through brief written reports and presentations. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 468 - Management of Financial Institutions


    BBA admission or Business Finance minor, FIN 361 . (3)

    Analysis of managerial strategies prudent for banks, credit unions, life and property and casualty insurance companies, investment and finance companies, and pension funds. Liquidity policies and asset-liability management techniques. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 551 - Business Economics


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Analysis of the economic environment; major forces and government policies affecting business conditions. Macro and micro economic theory analyzed and applied to efficient operation. Measuring business conditions, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, interest rates, employment, and demand analysis for the firm and industry, short and long-run production and costs, market structures, determination of prices, and non-price aspects of competition. Graded ABCDE
  
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    FIN 561 - Financial Management


    ACC 521 , FIN 551  and graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to tools of financial management in a large modern corporation. Core topics include valuation, risk-return relationships, capital budgeting, capital structure, long-term financing, dividend policy and international finance. Overall emphasis on understanding analytical models for financial decision making. Graded ABCDE
 

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