Carroll College, Helena Montana

Course Descriptions

ENLT: Courses in English Literature

Department of Languages and Literature

ENLT 215 Introduction to Literature 3 Cr
This course will introduce students to the basic reading and analytical skills needed to understand and appreciate literature. Students will become familiar with reading different literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and learn to use basic terms and techniques of literary analysis. They will develop multiple interpretations and responses to literary texts and support
their interpretation and responses with textual evidence, both in discussions and writing. Also, they will discover how texts communicate cultural values and ideas through a variety of approaches to the reading and appreciation of literature. Offerings each semester range from an overview of literature through conventional genres to exploration of a limited historical period or topic in literature. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Each semester.

ENLT 303 Medieval English Literature 3 Cr
A study of literature written in Britain during the Old English period (8th century to 1066) and Middle English period (1066 to 1485), key periods in the formation of English language and culture. Principal genres include epic and lyric poetry, romance, tale, and drama. Representative works include the epic Beowulf, the mystery and morality plays, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales,
Margery Kempe’s autobiography, and Arthurian romances. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200.

ENLT 306 Classic Texts and Contemporary Revisions 3 Cr
A study of the contemporary trend of revisionary fiction. This course explores a number of paired texts—one in the pair has been traditionally identified as a classic text in English literature and the other is a 20th century revision. Examples of texts include the Brother Grimm’s fairy tales and Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Coetzee’s Foe,
Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Rhy’s Wide Sargasso Sea. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Offered at the discretion of the department.

ENLT 323 Renaissance English Literature 3 Cr
A study of literature written in Britain during the 16th and 17th centuries, which accompanied the spread of humanism, an emergent nationalism, and the civil strife of the latter period. Principle genres include drama and poetry. Representative authors include Sir Thomas More, Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Amelia Lanier, the Metaphysical and Cavalier poets, Lady Mary Wroth, and John Milton. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200.

ENLT 334 World Literature 3 Cr
Critical and comparative study of selected representative literary works from African, Arabic, Latin American, and Oriental literature. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Fulfills Global Diversity requirement.

ENLT 343 Restoration and 18th Century British Literature 3 Cr
A study of literature written in Britain from the late 17th to the late 18th century, emerging in conjunction with the rise of rationalist philosophy, experimental science, industrialization, and empire. Primary emphasis is on the rise of the British novel and on the emergence of satire as a key literary mode of the period. Other principal genres include drama, poetry, and nonfiction prose. Representative authors include William Congreve, Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Fanny Burney,  Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Dryden, and Samuel Johnson. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200.

ENLT 363 19th Century British Literature: The Romantics 3 Cr
A study of literature written in Britain from 1780 to 1830, which both celebrated and challenged the social, political and economic changes that accompanied industrialization and the American and French revolutions. Students read prose, poetry and novels by authors such as Mary Wollstonecraft, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Charlotte Smith, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Felicia Hemans, and John Keats. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200.

ENLT 367 19th Century British Literature: The Victorians 3 Cr
The study of literature written in Britain from 1830-1900, which expresses the hopes and anxieties prompted by sweeping social and economic change. Representative works include novels by the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Wilde; non-fiction prose by Carlyle and Mill; poetry by Tennyson, the Brownings and the Rosettis. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200.

ENLT 373 19th Century American Literature 3 Cr
A study of major currents of nineteenth-century literature of the United States, from the antebellum period, through the Civil War, to the very beginnings of the twentieth century. The course may explore any of the following literary movements: the Romantic movement, including Transcendentalist writers and philosophers (e.g., Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau), as well as writers of the Romance fiction (such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville); mid-century domestic fiction (including such writers as Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe); slave narratives (Harriet Jacobs and Fredrick Douglas, among others); and American Realism, including major proponents of realism at the end of the
century, such as Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, and Henry James, socalled “local color writers,” such as Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman, and turn-of-the-century naturalist writers such as Frank Norris and Theodore Dreiser. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200.

ENLT 383 20th Century British Literature 3 Cr
A study of British literature written in the 20th century, shaped by the critical shifts in thought and literary technique associated with modernism and postmodernism. Each movement, developing in the wake of a World War, is characterized by a major break with literary tradition. Principal genres include poetry, drama, novels, short fiction and the essay. Representative authors include William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Iris Murdoch, Tom Stoppard, and Caryl Churchill. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENLT 393 Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance 3 Cr
A study of early twentieth-century American literature (called “modernism”), from World War I through the 1930s. The course explores the work of white modernist writers (many of whom were part of the expatriate community in Paris during the period) alongside that of the African American writers of the same period who lived in the United States and participated in the movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Among the writers studied may be Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, H.D. William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Nella Larson, and W.E.B Du Bois. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Fulfills National Diversity requirement.

ENLT 397 20th Century American Literature 3 Cr
A study of American literature from the beginning of the Second World War (1939) to the present. Particular focus is given to anti-establishment literature protesting the cultural conformity of the 1950s, the counterculture writers of the 1960s and early 70s and the post-modern writers of the 1980s and 90s. Includes representative literary movements such as the Agrarian writers, Beat writers, the confessional poets, the Vietnam writers, and a wide variety of ethnic writers producing literature in traditional and experimental forms. Representative authors include Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Eudora Welty, Marianne Moore, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O’Connor, Robert Lowell, Tennessee Williams, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Arthur Miller, Tim O’Brien, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, N. Scott Momaday, Edward Albee, David Mamet and Maria Irene Fornes. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200.

ENLT 410 Women’s Literature 3 Cr
A study of literature written by women, exploring what it means when women become the center of their own stories. The subtitle of the course will help define the focus: The course may focus on writings by British women, American women, women from any ethnic and/or national group, or a combination of any of the above. The course may span historical periods or focus on one century or specific period. Feminist literary and cultural theory may be an added focus. Writers may include: Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Fulfills National Diversity requirement.

ENLT 411 African American Literature 3 Cr
A study of the history of African American literature. The course begins with early writings by slaves (these may include Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Jacobs); moves through the nineteenth century to study the Harlem Renaissance writers of the early twentieth century (including W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston); continues into the twentieth century to investigate post-World War II works (by such writers as Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansbury, and Gwendolyn Brooks); and ends with investigating contemporary African American texts (these may include novels by Toni Morrison and movies directed by Spike Lee). Fulfills National Diversity requirement.


ENLT 412 Native American Authors 3 Cr
A study of literature written by American Indian authors, beginning with the cultural traditions and influences within oral literature, then moving through the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This exploration continues through the works of the twentieth century, surveying poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by authors such as N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor, Wendy Rose, Paula Gunn Allen, Leslie Marmon Silko, Luci Tapahonso, Louis Owens, Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, and Montana American Indian authors D’Arcy McNickle and James Welch. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Fulfills National Diversity requirement.

ENLT 416 Myth in Literature 3 Cr
This course is designed to introduce students to the study of mythology as a major source of meaning in literature. It begins with a comprehensive definition of myth and moves on to explore its characteristic features, the functions it serves in different societies, and the major archetypal myths that human societies, ancient and modern, have developed—creation myths, the hero/heroine myth, the quest myth, the initiation myth, myths of paradise and the underworld, and so on in Greece, the Middle East, Japan, Egypt, the Americas, Africa, Northern Europe, and the Pacific Islands. Representative
works studied include The Orestia, The Odyssey, Native American folktales, The Mabinogi, The Ramayana, The Poetic Edda, Amaterasu, Central American myths, and African folktales. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLT 215. Fulfills Global Diversity requirement.

ENLT 423 Shakespeare 3 Cr
A study of the dramatic and poetic art of William Shakespeare. Plays from both the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods will be selected to illustrate the development of the author’s style and theatrical conventions, with representation from the histories, the comedies, the Roman plays, the tragedies, the problem plays, and the late romances. Students will develop their critical faculties by applying a variety of recent approaches to Shakespearean scholarship. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200. The ENLE 200 requirement is waived for Performing Arts majors and minors of junior or senior status.

ENLE: Courses in English Language, Criticism,

Department of Languages and Literature

ENLE 200 Literary Studies 3 Cr
Required of all majors and minors in English, this course acquaints students with literature as both an academic discipline and an art by developing the analytical and critical skills required for more sophisticated readings of literary works. By studying the literary techniques of exemplary authors, students also discover ways in which attentive reading might stimulate and guide their own writing. Along with introducing students to the vocabulary and methods of reading literary works from psychoanalytic, feminist, historicist, reader-response, and other critical perspectives, the course provides training and practice in writing literary exposition. Does not satisfy CORE. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Fall Semester.

ENLE 332 English Grammar 3 Cr
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to English grammar. It begins with a definition of grammar and then moves on to a discussion of prescriptive and descriptive ideas about grammar, grammatical prototypes, and several kinds of grammatical analysis—the traditional Reed- Kellogg diagramming and phrase structure trees. Topics include parts of the simple sentence, word classes, phrase and clause structure, sentence types, aspect, mood, voice, and the grammatical aspects of prose style. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

ENLE 333 Introduction to the English Language 3 Cr
The study of the origins, development and linguistic structures of Indo-European languages as cultural phenomena. Special attention is devoted to the linguistic, semantic and cultural history of the English language as it has evolved from an obscure Germanic tongue to a prominent world language. Topics include the design features of language, linguistic variation,
phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, pragmatics, and the major historical forms of English. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200. ENLE 332 is strongly recommended before taking this course. The ENLE 200 prerequisite is waived for TESOL majors of junior and senior status. Spring semester.

ENLE/ED 365 Young Adult Literature 3 Cr
A study of literature written for young adults. Students will read, listen to and evaluate a wide variety of literature published for or enjoyed by young adult readers, including traditional folk tales, myths, and legends; fantasy and realistic fiction; biography and autobiography; and poetry. Students will also study techniques for teaching and using literature in the 5-12
classroom. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

ENLE 404 Literary Criticism 3 Cr
A study of the theory and practice of literary criticism. Students will learn about and apply a variety of theories, such as formalist, psychoanalytic, structuralist, feminist, deconstructionist, reader-response, historicist, and post-colonial. Prerequisites: ENWR 102 and ENLE 200. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

ENLE/ED 411 Teaching English on the Secondary Level 3 Cr
A study of the theories and methods for teaching the communication arts in the secondary schools with special emphasis on teaching literature and composition, as well as contemporary issues within the profession. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or better in ED 318. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

ENLE 425 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition 3 Cr
Especially recommended for students preparing for high school teaching or graduate studies, this course surveys theories and practices of writing instruction. Includes the study of rhetoricians and educators such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintillian, George Campbell, Kenneth Burke, Stephen Toulmin, Chaim Perelman, Mina Shaughnessy, Peter Elbow, and Patricia Bizzell. Prerequisite: Two advanced writing courses or consent of instructor. Offered at the discretion of the department.

ENWR: Courses in English Writing

Department of Languages and Literature

ENWR 101 College Composition I 3 Cr
Covers the basic elements of writing—grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraphs; also concerned with audience, voice, and techniques for generating and organizing ideas into an essay, as well as introduction to the library. Score on national exams determines placement. No pass/fail. Does not satisfy Core. Each semester.

ENWR 102 College Composition II 4 Cr
A preparation for students to write within the larger academic community. Students study conventions of effective writing for various types of academic essays, including research papers. Includes instruction in online and library research. Placement determined by score on national exams or passing grade in ENWR 101. No pass/fail. A required Core course. Each
semester.

ENWR 264 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Cr
After preliminary instruction in the basic elements and techniques of creative writing, students create original works of poetry and fiction and polish them in workshops with other members of the class. The course is open to those who have not had a poetry or fiction writing course in college. Prerequisite: ENWR 102. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement. Each semester.

ENWR 301 Business Writing 3 Cr
The study and practice of writing for business and administrative settings. The student learns to write various kinds of messages (informational, bad news, persuasive, difficult situations, sales/solicitation) and to use various formats (memos, letters, reports). Students also work collaboratively on group writing assignments. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 or consent of instructor. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement. Each semester.

ENWR 302 Expository Writing 3 Cr
The study and practice of advanced exposition, including creative non-fiction genres and argumentation. Students read professional writers and critique classmates’ drafts. The course emphasizes techniques for revising and polishing expository prose. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 or consent of instructor. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement. Spring semester.

ENWR 303 Grant Writing 3 Cr
This course provides students with knowledge and skills in the grant writing process. Through a combination of readings, lectures, assignments and a full written grant proposal, students will gain knowledge and experience in the major elements of grant writing, including grant sources, grant proposals, timelines, budgets, informed consent forms, the review process
and grant management. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 or consent of Instructor. Spring semester.

ENWR 305 Technical Writing 3 Cr
The study and practice of writing for the sciences and technology. Introduction to the practice of writing functional prose to produce technical definitions, process analyses, descriptions of mechanisms, technical proposals, laboratory reports, field reports and formal research reports. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 or consent of instructor. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement. Each semester.

ENWR/CO 306 Writing for the Print Media 3 Cr
Students learn basic elements of journalistic writing for the print media, including news reporting, feature writing, and column writing. Course introduces study of libel law, observation of community media, and production of one issue of the school newspaper. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 or consent of instructor. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement. Spring semester.

ENWR 337/347 Creative Writing Genres and Modes 3 Cr
In-depth study and practice of a major genre or mode of contemporary writing, such as drama, memoir, or nature writing. Topic selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENWR 102 or consent of the instructor. Nature Writing and Memoir are 337; Playwriting and Imaginative Writing are 347. May fulfill Writing Intensive requirement. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

ENWR 363 Literary Translation 3 Cr
Literary Translation is a literature and creative writing course designed to help you improve your understanding of Spanish literature while you translate Latin American literary works into English and polish your translations through workshops. The course provides instruction in the structures and nuances of the work of one contemporary Latin American writer (usually
a poet) together with workshops in the translation of literary works from Spanish of English. Our goal will be to produce publishable-quality translations of previously untranslated works of literature. Prerequisites: SP 102 and ENWR 264 or permission of the instructor.

ENWR 451 Career Internship 3 Cr
Designed in conjunction with an English major’s curriculum the internship offers “on-the-job” training for a career in such fields as public relations, journalism, communications, public information, or social services Course Descriptions—ES: Environmental Studies 309 administration. The student works under supervision in an appropriate business or private, state or federal agency in the Helena community to gain practical experience in written communication. A minimum of nine (9)
hours experience per week over the semester is required. Prerequisite: Two advanced writing courses and junior or senior status.

ENWR 461 Advanced Creative Writing 1-3 Cr
Advanced Creative Writing is a weekly meeting of experienced writers of poetry and fiction (and other genres) for the purpose of honing their skills through a semester of extensive writing and rigorous workshops with other advanced student writers. Students who take the course for fewer than three credits are given reduced submission requirements, but must
still attend and participate in all workshop meetings. Since the course is a workshop, the content varies from year to year. Prerequisite: ENWR 264 or permission of instructor. Course is repeatable. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement. Spring semester.

ENWR 498 Capstone Seminar 3 Cr
The English Capstone Seminar is a writing course in which advanced English majors practice professional writing and presentation skills and aid one another in the further development of these skills. The course is required for all English majors who are in the last fall semester of study before graduation. Members of the class plan the Carroll College Literary Festival, held on campus in November; they propose, organize, and coordinate sessions on subjects of interest in literature, writing, and English Education, and they issue calls for papers to English majors and other interested parties for presentation at the literary festival. Students then spend the semester writing senior projects, regularly submitting drafts to intensive workshops by the other members of the class. They present portions of their final project at the literary festival. Prerequisite: ENLE 200. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement. Fall semester.