DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Bruce Southard, Chairperson, 2201 Bate Building
James C. Holte, Director of Graduate Studies, 2211 Bate Building
As a prerequisite to graduate study in a degree program, the Department of English requires that the applicant meet the admission requirements of the university and submit satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations.† Applicants should have an undergraduate major, minor, or equivalent record of study in English, or for those applying to technical/professional communication or linguistics/ TESL, an appropriate undergraduate degree.† Each entering student is to consult with the director of graduate studies in English at the beginning of graduate studies. At the consultation, the director of graduate studies will review curriculum requirements and options, including available concentrations in literature, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, multicultural literature, and linguistics/TESL, and will suggest appropriate courses. Students seeking a concentration in creative writing must submit a portfolio of poems, short stories, or essays to the creative writing faculty prior to admission to the concentration.
MA IN ENGLISH
A minimum of 30 s.h. of course work, all of which may be within the department.† Students emphasizing technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, and linguistics/TESL may complete a non-thesis option, including 33 s.h. of course work.
|A bibliography and research methods course.||
|One composition or linguistics course, selected from ENGL 5500, 5502, 6520, 6530, 6615, 6625.||
|Two 6000-level literature courses.||
|English electives or courses in a concentration (with prior permission of the Graduate Committee may include up to 6 s.h. of graduate courses taken as a minor in another department).||
|A thesis, demonstrating the student's ability to gather, arrange, and interpret material which bears on a particular problem.† Thesis options are available to qualified students in creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, and linguistics/TESL.||
Technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, and linguistics/TESL students choosing the non-thesis option complete 6 s.h. of additional electives, instead of the 3 s.h. of thesis for a total of 33 s.h.
Research Skills Requirement: A reading knowledge of a foreign language.† Students emphasizing technical and professional writing, rhetoric and composition, linguistics/TESL, and other suitable fields may substitute an appropriate level of computer skills.
A comprehensive qualifying examination, to be taken during the second or third semester of residence.
A final oral examination on the thesis; subject matter from course work may also be part of the examination.
MAEd IN ENGLISH
Please refer to Section 7, School of Education, for degree requirements for the master of arts in teaching, which leads to initial teacher licensure, and the degree requirements for the master of arts in education, which leads to advanced licensure.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER LICENSURE
A person wishing to meet the requirements for the add-on certificate in Teaching English as Second Language (TESL), grades K-12, must hold an A-Level or G-Level license and complete the following courses, as well as any state-mandated examinations, such as the PRAXIS specialty area examination in TESL: ENGL 5501, 5502, 5503, 5504, 6525, and 6530.
5060. History of Literary Criticism (3) Major texts of literary criticism from Plato through Pater.
5070. Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (3) Major critical approaches of twentieth century.
5125. The English Novel Through Hardy (3) Development of English novel: Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, Hardy, and others.
5150. The Twentieth-Century British and American Novel (3) Representative British and American novelists of twentieth century. Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Hemingway, Faulkner, and recent writers.
5160. English Drama to 1642 (3) Types and developments of English drama from beginnings in† Middle Ages until 1642.
5165. English Drama: Dryden to Sheridan (3) Types and developments of English drama from Restoration to Romantic period.
5170. Modern Drama (3) Drama from Ibsen to present. Focus on British and American playwrights.
5230. Southern Regional Literature (3) Southern writing representing attitudes of region. Confined to literary genres.
5250. The American Novel, 1800 to 1920 (3) Development of American novel. Emphasis on Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Howells, James, Crane, Dreiser, and Cather.
5260. The Novel Since 1945 (3) Contemporary novel in English. Emphasis on American and British works.
5275. Nineteenth-Century Poetry (3) Major British and American poets.
5280. Twentieth-Century Poetry (3) Variety of voices that comprise poetry written in English.
5330. Studies in Womenís Literature (3) May be repeated for credit by graduate students. Writings of women within the context of feminist scholarship and criticism. Focus on genre within a literary period or a specific national/international context.
5350. Special Studies in Film (3) May be repeated for credit by graduate students. Aspects of world film literature. Topics to be announced by instructor.
5360. Studies in African-American Literature (3) May be repeated for credit by graduate students. Critical methodologies relating to development of African-American literature. Focus on genre or historical context.
5500. Linguistic and Cultural History of the English Language (3) May not count toward general education humanities requirement. Cultural emergence and linguistic development.
5501. The Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology (3) Contemporary linguistic theory and its practical application to† teaching phonological and morphological components of English language.
5502. The Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics (3) P: Consent of instructor. Contemporary linguistic theory and its practical application to† teaching syntactic and semantic components of English language.
5503. Teaching English as a Second Language: Theories and Principles (3) Current theories and principles of teaching English to non-native speakers or speakers of nonstandard dialects.
5504. Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers (3) Pedagogical application of linguistic theory. Emphasis on teaching English as a second language.
5770. Advanced Editing (3) May not count toward general education humanities requirement. P: ENGL 3870 or consent of instructor. Advanced study of and practice in various editorial functions as applied to non-fiction books, periodicals, and corporate documents.
5780. Advanced Writing for Business and Industry (3) May not count toward general education humanities requirement. P: ENGL 3880 or consent of instructor. Advanced composition with extensive writing practice.
5840. Advanced Poetry Writing (3) Graduate students may repeat for a maximum of 9 s.h. May not count toward general education humanities requirement. P: ENGL 3840 or consent of instructor. Advanced poetry-writing practice.
5850. Advanced Fiction Writing (3) Graduate students may repeat for a maximum of 9 s.h. May not count toward general education humanities requirement. P: ENGL 3850 or consent of instructor. Practice in prose fiction writing. Emphasis on publication.
5860. Advanced Non-Fiction Writing (3) Graduate students may repeat for a maximum of 9 s.h. May not count toward general education humanities requirement. P: ENGL 3860 or consent of instructor. Practice in non-fiction prose writing. Emphasis on publication.
5890. Advanced Script Writing (3) P: ENGL 3830; consent of instructor. Completion of one-act play or major portion of full-length play or screenplay.
6005. Bibliography and Methods (3) Bibliographical tools and methods of research in English language and literature.
6009. Research Methods in Language Study (3) Research methods in study of language.
6116. Medieval English Literature (3) Middle English literature from 1100 to 1500, exclusive of Chaucer.
6121. Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature (3) Critical, historical, and bibliographical investigation of principal works of sixteenth century, two by Shakespeare. Some attention to forces shaping the age.
6131. Milton and Seventeenth-Century Literature (3) English nondramatic literature from 1600-1660. Emphasis on metaphysical tradition and Miltonís poetry.
6151. Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3) British nondramatic literature from 1660-1800.
6155. Romantic Literature (3) Major English Romantic writers and lesser known figures. Blake, Coleridge, Wm. Wordsworth, Keats, Byron, P. Shelley, Godwin, D. Wordsworth, M. Shelley, Wallstonecraft, and DeQuincy.
6175. Victorian Literature (3) Major structural genres. Relationship among important works and writers of Victorian literature, and ideas, art, and culture they helped to express and shape. Founded upon three indispensable major writers: Carlyle, Tennyson, and Wilde.
6185. Twentieth-Century British Literature (3) Development of British literature from 1900 to present.
6215. American Literature to 1830 (3) Varieties of American literature from time of earliest European explorations and encounters to beginnings of US. Writings come from British, Spanish, Native-American, African-American, and other cultural traditions.
6220. The American Renaissance (3) Major and minor writers include Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and such secondary figures as Margaret Fuller, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Christopher Cranch.
6250. American Realism (3) Themes, problems, and works in American literature and culture from Civil War to World War I.
6260. Twentieth-Century American Literature (3) Advanced study.
6340. Ethnic American Literature (3) Writers who have contributed to multicultural American literature, including African-American, Jewish-American, Native-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American.
6350. Studies in Native American Literature (3) Exploration of Native American literatures of the twentieth century.
6360. World Literature Written in English (3) Comparative literatures. Focus on post colonial writers. Emphasis on anglophone texts from Africa, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Asia, and Pacific Rim.
6510. Recent Trends in English Education (3) For inservice teachers. Current developments, issues, and research in teaching English in the secondary schools.
6515. Advanced Studies in Children's Literature (3) Sources of literature for children. Emphasis on excellence and suitability. Attention given to trends, problems, and recent research.
6520. Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers (3) Pedagogical application of linguistic theory. Emphasis on pragmatics and sociolinguistics.
6525. Language and Society (3) Language in relation to culture and society.
6530. Descriptive Linguistics (3) Contemporary models employed in linguistic analysis on all levels, practical applications of models to wide diversity of natural languages, and evaluation of models with respect to their descriptive and explanatory adequacy and their universal and cross-cultural application.
6540, 6541. Internship in Teaching English as a Second Language (3,3) Supervised internship. P: Consent of instructor. Practical experience in an ESL teaching environment. Parallel reading and study.
6601. Research Design in Rhetoric and Composition (3) Principles and techniques of research design.
6605. Discourse Analysis (3) Principles governing human communicative interaction in written and oral modalities.
6615. Rhetorical Theory (3) Classical and modern theories of rhetorical discourse.
6625. Teaching Composition: Theory and Practice (3) Composition theory and its applications to college writing instruction.
6630. Studies in the Process of Composition (3) P: Teaching certification or consent of instructor. Theories and methods for teaching composition in grades 6-12.
6701. Research Methods in Technical and Professional Writing (3) Applied research in library, observation and investigation, experimentation, and survey.
6715. Technical Writing (3) Intensive study. Emphasis on style, writing modes, technical reports, instructional manuals, and technical proposals.
6725. Directed Readings in Technical and Professional Writing (3) P: Consent of instructor and approval of director of graduate studies. Advanced individual study of selected areas.
6730. Issues in Technical Communication (3) P: Admission to graduate program. Tradition and trends in academic, business, and industrial theories and applications of technical communication.
6740, 6741. Internship in Technical and Professional Communication (3,3) Supervised internship. P: Consent of instructor. Practical professional writing in work environment. Parallel reading and study.
6870. Literature: The Writerís Perspective (3) Appropriate for students choosing literature or creative writing concentration. Advanced study of modern and contemporary works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Emphasis on writerís craft.
6880. Directed Readings in Creative Writing (3) P: Admission to graduate concentration in writing; consent of instructor. Directed individual study of selected areas of advanced creative poetry, fiction, or nonfiction writing.
6967. Literature Study in the Secondary School (3) Role and scope of literature study in the secondary school.
7000. Thesis (3) May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
ENGL: ENGLISH, SPECIAL STUDIES SEMINARS
6065. Foundations and Literary Criticism (3) May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on literary criticism topics.
6165. English Literature (3) May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on author, genre, or period studies.
6265. American Literature (3) May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminar. Focus on author, genre, or period studies.
6365. Multicultural Literature (3) May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on topics in regional literatures, ethnic literatures, and English literatures from non-English-speaking countries.
6465. Folklore (3) May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on collection, classification, analysis, and/or archiving of traditional folk materials.
6565. Linguistics, Education, and ESL (3) May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars.
6665. Rhetoric and Composition (3) May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars.
6765. Technical and Professional Communication (3) May be repeated for credit. May count maximum of 9 s.h. toward certificate program. Special studies seminars.
6865. Creative Writing (3) May be repeated with credit. Special studies seminars.
ENGL Banked Courses
5120. English Drama (3)
5130. The English Novel through Jane Austen (3)
5140. The English Novel from Scott through Hardy (3)
5190. The Aesthetic Movement (3)
5270. Contemporary Poetry (3)
5390. Advanced Studies in Science Fiction and Fantasy (3)
5410. Pre-Shakespearean Drama (3)
5460. Early Twentieth Century Poetry (3)
5740. Modern Prose Literature (3)
6105. British Literature and the Classical Tradition (3)
6106. British Literature and the Romantic Tradition (3)
6115. Introduction to Old English (3)
6117. Chaucer (3)
6118. Arthurian Romance (3)
6125. Sixteenth Century English Literature (3)
6126. Spenser (3)
6127. Studies in Shakespeare (3)
6135. Jacobean Drama (3)
6136. Early Seventeenth Century English Literature (3)
6141. The Age of Pope (3)
6142. The Age of Johnson (3)
6143. Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge (3)
6144. Byron, Shelley, and Keats (3)
6145. Studies in Victorian Poetry (3)
6146. Victorian and Edwardian Culture (3)
6147. Modern British Novel (3)
6205. American Traditions in Literature (3)
6210. Studies in American Literature Before 1830 (3)
6230. Whitman (3)
6245. Modern American Novel (3)
6410. Folklore and Literature (3)
6700. Technical Editing and Production (3)
6716. Classics in Scientific and Technical Literature (3)
6940. Teaching the Film in English Studies (3)
6950. Problems in Teaching Composition (3)
6960. Methods of Teaching English in the Two-Year College (3)
6975. Developmental English in the Two-Year College (3)
Gay Wilentz, Director, 2105 Bate Building
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Director, 2145 Bate Building
ETHN: Ethnic Studies
5000. Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies (3) Graduate credit only. P: ETHN 2001 or 2002 or 2003; consent of director. Indepth exploration and written senior-level paper on topic relevant to ethnic studies.
5500. Studies in Ethnicity (3) Graduate credit only. P: ETHN 2001 or 2002 or 2003 or consent of program director. Theoretical and methodological issues.