GRADUATE COURSES

Graduate Courses 2017-18

 

ENGL 5000 Methods of Scholarly Research (3)

The study of the nature and function of imaginative, expository,

and argumentative writing. The resources for scholarship in

composition and in literature and the problems of method in

the major areas of research in English. Must be taken as one

of the student’s first three graduate English courses.

ENGL 5010 Criticism(3)

Problems in the application of critical methods in both

literature and language studies, with emphasis on the formation

and development of major trends in critical theory.

Prerequisite: ENGL 3000 or equivalent and conditionally

classified or classified in English.

ENGL 5020 Special Method: Instruction of Literature (3)

An introduction for graduate students intending to teach high

school or community college English. This course explores

the implications of modern literary theory for classroom

instruction of the literary text.

ENGL 5110 Approaches Analysis of Writing (3)

A study of various linguistic approaches for analyzing the

structure of written texts.

ENGL 5120 Rhetorical Theory (3)

This course is an introduction to the history of rhetoric, as

well as an introduction to recent research on written

composition, the most current theories of rhetoric, and the

implications of these theories for the teaching of writing.

ENGL 5130 Composition Theory and Practice (3)

Emphasis on the understanding of grammar, syntax, structure,

and form, in principle, as well as of the problems in

communicating effective and acceptable language usage in a

classroom situation.

 

ENGL 5140 Writing in a Second Language (3)

The writing process and the written products of people

composing in English as a second (or third, fourth, etc.)

language. Topics of discussion include contrastive analysis,

error analysis, and evaluation. Special attention will be given

to the writing problems of international students learning

English and to appropriate instructional procedures helpful

to such students.

ENGL 5150 Teaching Basic Writers (3)

This course includes both the traditional underpinnings and

the practical applications for teaching developmental writers

and addresses the diverse cultural, emotional, and academic

needs of these students.

ENGL 5210 Ethnic Literature (3)

Study of American ethnic writers, their viewpoints, and their

aesthetics. The social and cultural contexts of the literature

will also be studied. May be repeated with permission of

advisor when course content changes, as in African-American

Literature, Chicano Literature, Asian-American Literature, etc.

ENGL 5220 Early American Literature (3)

Studies in American Literature from the Colonial Period to

the Civil War.

ENGL 5230 Late 19th Century American Literature (3)

Studies in American Literature from the Civil War to 1900.

ENGL 5240 Modern American Literature (3)

Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature to WWII.

ENGL 5250 Contemporary American Literature (3)

American Literature since WWII.

ENGL 5300 Chaucer (3)

Studies in The Canterbury Tales and/or Troilus and Criseyde,

and a selection of Chaucer’s shorter poems.

ENGL 5310 17th Century British Literature (3)

Study of seventeenth-century poetry, prose, and/or drama.

 

ENGL 5320 Shakespeare (3)

Study of selected plays. Prerequisite: ENGL 3330 or consent

of the instructor.

ENGL 5330 18th Century British Literature (3)

Study of eighteenth-century poetry, prose, and/or drama.

ENGL 5340 Development English Novel (3)

Study of continuity and change in the structure and style of

the English novel and novella.

ENGL 5350 19th Century British Literature (3)

This graduate seminar studies 19th-Century British Literature

and the social and cultural contexts out of which it evolved.

Authors studied will include Austen, George Eliot, Dickens,

the Brontes, and Hardy.

ENGL 5360 Postcolonial Literature (3)

Literature produced in colonial and post-colonial contexts.

Course content will vary, in some cases focused on the

literature and culture of a single area or era. Author selection

will be diverse in terms of gender, race, and class, including

authors belonging to both colonizing and colonized

populations. A central course goal will be for students to

develop a sense of the range and differences amongst colonial

and postcolonial experiences and aesthetics.

ENGL 5370 Modern British Novel (3)

Survey of major British novelists from 1900.

ENGL 5510 Poetry and Poetics (3)

A study of selected poets, their works, and their poetics.

ENGL 5520 20th Century Poetry (3)

Survey of major British and American poets from about 1914

to the present. (Note: May be repeated with permission of

advisor if different course content.

ENGL 5610 Theories of English Grammar (3)

Study of the assumptions, systems, and applications of one or

more modern approaches to the English language. Prerequisite:

ENGL/LING 3600 and 4650 or equivalents.

 

ENGL 5620 History of English Language (3)

Studies in the development of English phonology, morphology,

syntax, and vocabulary from the Old English period to the

present. Prerequisites: ENGL 3600 and 4650 or equivalents.

ENGL 5630 Theories of 2nd Lang Acquisition (3)

This class examines and compares the most recent and

influential theories of second language acquisition including

the Monitor Model, Interlanguage theory, linguistic universals,

cognitive theory, and acculturation/pidginization theory.

ENGL 5710 Special Topics (3)

Special topics in literature, linguistics, literacy and

composition. Topics and prerequisites to be announced. May

be repeated up to two times for different topics.

ENGL 6000 English Practicum (3)

A requirement for participation in the Teaching Assistant

Program in English, this course allows students to observe

and participate in the design and daily work of a college-level

writing class at one of five colleges. Students will work with a

master teacher in and outside of class and be responsible for

some independent work that is directly relevant to the assigned

course. Can be repeated for different course content.

ENGL 6710 Comprehensive Examination (3)

A comprehensive written examination on a reading list

covering major works in literature and composition. The

reading list is online. The examination is graded Credit/No

Credit and may be taken no more than two times. Prerequisite:

Classified status and successful completion of all other

graduate course work.

ENGL 6720 Thesis (3)

A carefully designed study of a selected topic in literature,

linguistics, or composition. Emphasis placed on original

insights as contributions to graduate scholarship. Graded

Credit/No Credit. Prerequisites: Classified status and approval

of the student’s thesis committee.


ENGL 6730 Directed Study in the Instruction of English (3)

A class in the theory and methods in undergraduate and

graduate instruction in English. Weekly meetings with faculty

sponsor and supervised experience which may include

developing, administering, and scoring examinations; leading

small group discussions; tutoring; and directing students in

researching term papers. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis

only. Prerequisite: Conditionally classified or classified in

English or permission of instructor.

ENGL 6740 Individual Study (3)

Admission with consent of department chair. Prerequisite:

Conditionally classified or classified in English or permission

of instructor.

ENGL 6880 Directed Study in the Instruction of English (1-3)

A class in the theory and methods in undergraduate and

graduate instruction in English. Weekly meetings with faculty

sponsor and supervised experience which may include

developing, administering, and scoring examinations; leading

small group discussions; tutoring; and directing students in

researching term papers. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis

only. Prerequisite: Conditionally classified or classified in

English or permission of instructor.