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Syllabus

Course No

Course Name

Credit

(hour)

Prerequisite

Course Remarks

ENGL 201

IINTRODUCTION TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETRY

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 202

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN NOVEL

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 203

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN DRAMA

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 211

INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 218

INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED LINGUISTICS

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 220

WRITING FOR ENGLISH MAJORS

3(3)

 

Every semester

ENGL 236

ENGLISH GRAMMAR

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 238

ENGLISH PHONETICS

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 267

HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE BEFORE THE

19TH CENTURY

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 270

HISTORY OF MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 280

HISTORY HOF AMERICAN LITERATURE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 281

BRITISH/AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR

CULTURE

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 327

BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CINEMA

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 329

SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF ENGLISH

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 332

SHAKESPEARE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 333

MODERN AMERICAN NOVEL

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 335

STUDIES IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETRY

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 336

MODERN ENGLISH NOVEL

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 338

MODERN BRITISH POETRY

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 343

AMERICAN POETRY

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 358

NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH POETRY

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 359

NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 361

HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 362

NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 364

GENRE FICTION

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 372

EARLY ENGLISH NOVEL

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 373

ENGLISH SYNTAX

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 374

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 375

CRITICAL THEORY

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 376

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 378

WORLD LITERATURE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 382

AMERICAN FILMS

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 383

BRITISH DRAMA

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 384

AMERICAN DRAMA

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 386

ENGLISH PROSE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 387

AMERICAN PROSE

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 390

ENGLISH PHONOLOGY

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 395

TRANSLATION PRACTICE

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 396

ENGLISH SEMANTICS

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 398

ENGLISH ACQUISITION THEORY

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 399

STUDIES ON ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 401

EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 414

SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 416

SPECIAL TOPICS ON ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 418

AMERICAN AND MINORITY LITERATURE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 419

GENDER IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 421

SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN

LITERATUREⅠ

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 422

SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN

LITERATURE Ⅱ

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 423

PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 424

THEORY OF CULTURAL STUDIES

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 426

LAW AND BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 429

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE

3(3)

 

First semester

ENGL 432

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 433

MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

2(2)

 

First semester

ENGL 434

ENGLISH WRITING FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

3(3)

 

Second semester

ENGL 435

NGLISH LITERATURE AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT

3(3)

 

First semester

 


 

 

 

 

ENGL 201 INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETRY [3 Credits]

The course surveys the basic elements of English poetry such as genre, form, poetic diction, theme, literary trope, etc., reading and critically analyzing some of the major short works of English poets.

ENGL 202 INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN NOVEL [3]

This course will train English majors in their basic theoretical understanding of the novel as a genre and their reading skills, so as to form a solid academic foundation on which they can further approach individual works of British and American novel.

ENGL 203 INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN DRAMA [3]

This course reads representative British and American plays. Major emphasis will center around the political, social and cultural context and performance conditions of selected plays. The class will act out of the scenes of selected plays as well.

ENGL 211 INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LINGUISTICS [3]

An introductory course focusing on English phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax,semantics and the historical background of English language. It also examines how English is described according to different linguistic theories.

ENGL 218 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED LINGUISTICS [3]

This course provides an overview of basic concepts and terminology in applied linguistics. Applications of theories of language to psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, language teaching, and other subfields will be explored.

ENGL 220 WRITING FOR ENGLISH MAJORS [3]

This course is designed specifically for English Language and Literature majors to raise awareness of the conventions and styles required for writing academic papers in literature and linguistics. Emphasis is placed on learning how to conduct original

research, read primary and secondary sources, synthesize materials, and cite sources.

ENGL 236 ENGLISH GRAMMAR [3]

A survey of all parts of English grammar. Emphasis will be given on a descriptive presentation of English grammar, making a direct connection between forms and their meaning, and on conducting excursions into lexicology, semantics and pragmatics

where these impinge closely on the grammatical description.

ENGL 238 ENGLISH PHONETICS [3]

Introduces the phonetic characteristics of English sounds, focusing on the principles of how to pronounce individual and connected sounds, English phonemes and syllables, segmental sounds such as stress and intonation, with practice in pronunciation in the multi-media lab.

ENGL 267 HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE BEFORE THE 19TH CENTURY [3]

Aims to give students a broad understanding of the major writers, works, trends and movements in English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the eighteenth century, with particular attention to historical and cultural contexts.

ENGL 270 HISTORY OF MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE [3]

A survey of the history of modern British literature from the Romantic period to the present, focusing on historical backgrounds. literary trends and issues, major writers and works.

ENGL 280 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE [3]

Traces the history of American literature from 1865 to the present. Includes study of representative American novels, short stories, poetry, and plays.

ENGL 281 BRITISH/AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE [3]

The objective of this course is to examine various phenomena of popular culture, especially of the British and American societies, and contemplate upon the significance of popular culture in a scholarly manner as part of the English studies.

The course will study diverse aspects of popular culture such as popular literature, TV, music, cinema, theater, and other performance arts, and delve into how these multifarious forms of popular culture represent and shape modern society.

ENGL 327 BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CINEMA [3]

Examines how the themes and plots of the major literary works in English are modified in the process of cinematization, what changes take place when verbal images are translated into visual images, and the socio-cultural reasons for such modifications and changes.

ENGL 329 SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF ENGLISH [3]

This course examines English from a social and cultural perspective. A focus is given on variation in English and the influence of social variables such as gender, social class, and age. Issues in the use of English including but not limited to dialectology and

changing patterns of social stratification are addressed.

ENGL 332 SHAKESPEARE [3]

Reads Shakespeare’s major plays with close attention to language, dramatic structure and historical context. Study of critical, theatrical, and filmic approaches may supplement the readings.

ENGL 333 MODERN AMERICAN NOVEL [3]

Reviews how the contemporary world and its problems and concerns are reflected and dealt with by major modern novelists, through reading major works of modern American novel.

ENGL 335 STUDIES IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETRY [3]

A study of selected texts from British and American poetry drawn from a variety of kinds and historical periods, focusing on themes, styles, forms, and aesthetics of poetry.

ENGL 336 MODERN ENGLISH NOVEL [3]

Reviews how the contemporary world and its problems and concerns are reflected and dealt with by major modern novelists, through reading major works of modern British fiction.

ENGL 338 MODERN BRITISH POETRY [3]

A survey of modern British poetry from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, focusing on the critical reading of major poetic works to understand the important trends of the period.

ENGL 343 AMERICAN POETRY [3]

A survey of American poetry from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the various currents and shaping influences of American poetry. Possible poets to be included would be: Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, Stevens, Williams, Pound, Moore,

Hughes, Bishop, Lowell, and Plath.

ENGL 358 NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH POETRY [3]

Reads and analyses the works of major Romantic and Victorian poets and examines their relations to social, political, economic, and intellectual concerns of the period.

ENGL 359 NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL [3]

Studies a selection of major nineteenth-century British novelists, focusing on understanding how social, political, economic, and ethical problems are reflected in their works.

ENGL 361 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE [3]

Deals with the internal history of the English language along with its historical and cultural backgrounds. It covers the origins and development of English as well as some linguistic aspects of Modern English such as word formation, etc.

ENGL 362 NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE [3]

A general overview of major nineteenth-century American fiction and narratives. 

ENGL 364 GENRE FICTION [3]

This course is designed to examine genre fiction, for example, science fiction, fantasy, gothic, horror, detective fiction, romance, graphic novel, children’s literature, and experimental fiction. While investigating the established conventions of the selected

genre, we explore its cultural origins and historical transformations to learn the relationships between a novelistic genre and the society that produces it.

ENGL 372 EARLY ENGLISH NOVEL [3]

Examines the historical, cultural and philosophical backgrounds against which the novel emerged as a new dominant literary genre and, studies in depth two or three novels of the period.

ENGL 373 ENGLISH SYNTAX [3]

A survey of the syntax structure of current English in terms of different grammatical theories: Traditional School Grammar, Structural Grammar, Transformational Generative Grammar, Functional Grammar, etc. Focus on analyses and discussions of syntactic phenomena and current issues in English syntax.

ENGL 374 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE [3]

This course aims to examine how a specifically African American literary tradition shapes and represents both the identities and histories of the United States, and thereby to foster a critical understanding of such issues as race, difference, and freedom. Topics

may include a general survey of African American literature from eighteenth-century slave narratives to present-day cultural texts, or a more specialized and thematized approach focusing on key texts. The class will seek to comprehend the cultural and

historical context of African American literary expression and the aesthetic criteria of African American literature. Depending upon the theme and orientation, texts may vary each semester and range across diverse genres.

ENGL 375 CRITICAL THEORY [3]

Discusses major literary theories and explores how the theories are applied in actual analysis and evaluation of English literary texts.

ENGL 376 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ENGLISH LITERATURE [3]

A selection of medieval and early modern texts will be studied, ranging from Chaucer to Milton with the aim of understanding various aspects—literary, political, social, cultural —of these periods.

ENGL 378 WORLD LITERATURE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH [3]

Surveys the literatures written in English in such regions as Canada, Australia, Africa, West Indies, and India.

ENGL 382 AMERICAN FILMS [3]

This course examines American culture and society through American films. We will critically analyze how American cultural and social conflicts[race, class, sex ]are portrayed and worked out in popular films. By watching, discussing, and writing about

these films, students will learn how to read American films as cultural texts that helps us better understand the U.S. history and culture.

ENGL 383 BRITISH DRAMA [3]

Reads representative British drama from the Middle Ages to the present. Though the course is concerned with the overall development of the British drama, major emphasis will also center around the cultural context and performance conditions of selected plays.

ENGL 384 AMERICAN DRAMA [3]

This course reads representative American drama. Though the course is concerned with the overall development of the American drama, major emphasis will also center around the cultural context and performance conditions of selected plays.

ENGL 386 ENGLISH PROSE [3]

A selection of major prose works by a wide range of English prose writers from the Renaissance to the present will be read to examine the social, political, ethical, and intellectual problems they wrestled with, the solutions they proposed and the strategies they used to make their arguments effective.

ENGL 387 AMERICAN PROSE [3]

Examines some of the major prose works of American essayists from William Bradford to Martin Luther King.

ENGL 390 ENGLISH PHONOLOGY [3]

An introductory course to English phonology, covering the basics of American structural linguistics and generative phonology.

ENGL 395 TRANSLATION PRACTICE [3]

A course aimed at enabling students to translate Korean literary works into English through intensive practice. Also examines the difficulties of translation, arising out of the different syntactic structure of the two languages and different cultural assumptions and linguistic habits of Koreans and speakers of English.

ENGL 396 ENGLISH SEMANTICS [3]

An introductory course in English semantics, which will cover the basis of semantics on vocabulary and formal semantics.

ENGL 398 ENGLISH ACQUISITION THEORY [3]

A survey of how English is learned and acquired. Focus on similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition, theories accounting for second language learning, and popular views about language learning and teaching. Emphasis also on strategies of interlanguage communication relating to problems learners face, and interpretations of learners’ errors.

ENGL 399 STUDIES ON ENGLISH LINGUISTICS [3]

Covers current grammatical theories and analytic methods with reference to literature.

ENGL 401 EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE [3]

Covers major works of American literature from Columbus to the eighteenth century.

ENGL 414 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED ENGLISH LINGUISTICS [3]

This course examines topics and issues in applied English linguistics. Current theories and trends in various sub-fields of applied English linguistics will be covered.

ENGL 416 SPECIAL TOPICS ON ENGLISH LINGUISTICS [3]

Covers the latest theories or focuses special topics on English linguistics.

ENGL 418 AMERICAN AND MINORITY LITERATURE [3]

A survey of the major works of African American literature, native American literature, Asian American literature, and Mexican/Latino literature.

ENGL 419 GENDER IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE [3]

Examines how the efforts of women to emancipate themselves from patriarchal oppression and bondage and to achieve self-realization are reflected in literary works and how literary works served as a weapon in that struggle for emancipation.

ENGL 421 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATUREⅠ [3]

An intensive study of a particular author or a special topic in British and American literature.

ENGL 422 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATUREⅡ [3]

An intensive study of a particular author or a special topic in British and American literature.

ENGL 423 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS [3]

This course is a general introduction to psycholinguistics. Areas such as the nature of language, language development, language use, and language impairment are covered.

ENGL 424 THEORY OF CULTURAL STUDIES [3]

Provides diverse theories of cultural studies and discusses contemporary cultural issues.

ENGL 426 LAW AND BRITISH & AMERICAN LITERATURE [3]

The course will study British and American literary texts in which the questions relating to law and legal matters, such as the legal system, justice, lawsuit, crime, etc. are dealt

with within the complex web of human and social relations. The course seeks to enhance students’ ability to explore and deal with the complexities of these relationships, and think analytically and write lucidly.

ENGL 429 CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE [3]

A course aimed to study British and American literature from roughly the 1950s to the present.

ENGL 432 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE [3]

This course provides an overview of teaching English as a second and foreign language. Various principles, methodology, and current issues of English education will be introduced.

ENGL 433 MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE [3]

This course provides an overview of the theories and practice related to selection, evaluation, and adaptation of English teaching materials. Students will analyze various teaching materials, develop lesson plans, and explore evaluation tools, as well as

enhance their English teaching skills.

ENGL 434 ENGLISH WRITING FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS [3]

The aim of this course is to enhance the English writing skills of students who are training to be English teachers at the secondary level. Students will be trained in critical thinking and English composition.

ENGL 435 ENGLISH LITERATURE AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT [3]

This course explores English literature in the Restoration and the eighteenth century within the context of various aspects of the Enlightenment thought. Dryden, Rochester, Pope, Swift, Addison, Johnson will be read selectively. The course excludes the novel.