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ENG 502 Critical Theory 3 SH

This course is an in-depth examination of major schools of contemporary critical theory, from Structuralism to Post-Colonialism. The goal of the course is to provide students a varied repertoire of current approaches to texts and to facilitate their understanding of the ideological stances inherent in each scholarly perspective.  Students are encouraged to examine the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and to develop their own critical scholarly voice by applying aspects of theories to their own readings of texts.

ENG 506 Studies in the History of the Language and Linguistics 3 SH

The course explores the origins and development of the English language as well as present-day English dialects. Students examine the phonology, morphology and grammar of Old English, Middle English, and Modern English as reflected in appropriate samples of the language. In addition, students will apply the main systems of grammatical and linguistic analysis to the English language and investigate current linguistic issues.

ENG 509 Medieval Literature (post-colon) 3 SH

This course will be an intensive, in–depth study of medieval literary topics and authors, including Chaucer.  This literature will be examined in the context of its historical, cultural, philosophic and literary setting, specifically, in the ways in which linguistics and rhetorical traditions have shaped individual authors and works and how scholars and literary critics have sought to explain this body of literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is different.

ENG 513 English Renaissance Literature (post-colon) 3 SH

This course will focus on major writers of the English Renaissance, usually emphasizing either the poetry or prose of writers such as Sidney, Bacon, Spencer, Donne and Browne, and/or the drama of writers such as Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Chapman and Middleton. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG 515 TESOL Testing and Assessment 3 SH

This course is intended to to provide a comprehensive foundation in teaching English as a second language (TESOL) testing and assessment. Contact the Division of Graduate Studies for admissions requirements.

ENG 516 TESOL Methodology 3 SH

This course will introduce students to the various methods of teaching English as a second language (TESOL) practiced during this century. Students will learn about the theoretical foundations upon which several teaching methods are based, the strengths and weaknesses of these methods and current issues and research in this field. Focus will be on lesson plans and teaching methods. Students must have a background in English literature, linguistics or extended foreign language study. Exceptions may be made with the consent of the instructor. Contact the Division of Graduate Studies for admissions requirements.

ENG 517 Grammars of English 3 SH

This course will introduce students to the various grammars of English. Students will learn about the theoretical foundations upon which several grammars are based and the strengths and weaknesses of each. The course will illustrate how to integrate grammar into the teaching of writing. The course assumes that students will have background in at least one of the following: linguistics, English literature, the teaching of English. Exceptions may be made with the consent of the instructor.

ENG 518 Topics in Non-fiction Writing 3 SH

This course offers workshops in different kinds of non-fiction writing. Topics might include autobiography, advanced exposition, technical writing, journalism (with various sub-headings).

ENG 519 Topics in Creative Writing 3 SH

This course offers workshops in different genres of creative writing. The specific genre (poetry, fiction, drama, etc.) and the focus of the course will vary semester to semester.

ENG 532 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive and in-depth study of selected authors and/or topics from Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is different.

ENG 534 Nineteenth Century British Literature (post-colon) 3 SH

Intensive and in-depth study of selected authors and/or topics from Nineteenth Century British Literature such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, the Brontës, Dickens, George Eliot, Carlyle, Mill, Arnold and Hardy. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is different.

ENG 541 Twentieth Century British and Irish Literature (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive examination of prominent authors of ex-colonies, as well as a thorough study of Britain’s and Ireland’s most visionary authors. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is different.

ENG 544 Topics in Literature (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers a critical study of topics in literature, e.g., satire, gender roles, representation of “Other(s),” which typically cut across periods, genres and cultures. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG 552 American Literature to 1860 (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive and in-depth study of selected authors and/or topics from American Literature prior to 1865, such as Puritanism, Transcendentalism, Sentimentalism, Romanticism, Winthrop, Bradstreet, Taylor, Byrd, Edwards, Mather, Franklin, Irving, Fuller, Melville, Hawthorne, Stowe, Emerson, Thoreau, Southworth and Poe. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG 567 American Literature: 1860-1920 (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive and in-depth study of the most significant literary movements (realism, naturalism, local color, early modernism, psychological realism, etc.) in appropriate literary, critical and cultural contexts. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG 568 American Literature: 1920-present (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive and in-depth study of the most significant literary developments (modernism, agitprop, Harlem Renaissance, Beat, etc.) in appropriate literary, critical and cultural contexts. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG 570 Fiction Studies (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive and in-depth study of important works of fiction and fiction writers in pertinent literary, critical, and cultural contexts. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG 572 Drama Studies (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive and in-depth study of important plays and playwrights in pertinent literary, critical, and cultural contexts. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG 574 Poetry Studies (post-colon) 3 SH

This course offers an intensive, in-depth study of significant poet(s), movements, or genre of poetry in relationship to their literary, critical and cultural contexts. This course may be repeated for credit provided the post-colon subject is verifiably different.

ENG/WRT 585 An Apprenticeship in Teaching College Writing 1-3 SH

Restricted to graduate students in English, this course focuses on the theory and practice of teaching freshman composition. Students will be responsible for attending seminars in rhetorical theory with a workshop component in the practicalities of teaching composition, conducting writing and discussion sessions with students in freshman composition, and commenting on and evaluating essays. Written assignments based on the reading for the course will be required. This variable credit course may be taken for up to three credits.

ENG/WRT 586 Practicum in Teaching College Writing 1-3 SH

Restricted to graduate assistants in English, this course is a workshop for discussion of problems encountered in teaching freshman composition. This course may be taken for up to three credits per semester as long as the student is a graduate assistant. Prerequisite: ENG/WRT 585. Students may take a total of three credits in ENG/WRT 586, or a combination of three credits from the two courses (ENG/WRT 585 and ENG/WRT 586).

ENG 592 Independent Thesis Research in English 3-6 SH

Designed for students fulfilling the thesis requirements for the Master of Arts in English. Students must follow the thesis guidelines and work independently on thesis research and writing. Individual conferences with the thesis adviser are scheduled as needed. Credit will be granted upon submission of the approved final draft of the thesis and thesis abstract. Permission of both the thesis adviser and the graduate coordinator is required.

ENG 598 Faculty Developed Course

This experimental course is offered by the English department as a means of determining its value to the total department program or in response to a particular request from a group of students.

ENG 599 Student Independent Study 1-3 SH

This vehicle is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop his or her own learning experience that lies outside the existing graduate course offerings of the English department. The student will design a project and secure a faculty sponsor who has the pertinent expertise. May be taken for a maximum of three credits toward the degree. Prerequisite: Written permission of the faculty sponsor and the English department. Registration through the Division of Graduate Studies is required.

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