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ENGL: English

5060. History of Literary Criticism (3)
Major texts of literary criticism from Plato through Pater.
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 Women’s 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 specific national/international context.
5350. Special Studies in Film (3)
May be repeated for credit by graduate students. Aspects of world film literature. Topics announced by instructor.
5770. Advanced Editing (3)
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)
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. 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. P: ENGL 3850 or consent of instructor. Practice in prose fiction writing. Emphasis on publication.
5860. Advanced Nonfiction Writing (3)
Graduate students may repeat for a maximum of 9 s.h. P: ENGL 3860 or consent of instructor. Practice in non-fiction prose writing. Emphasis on publication.
5890. Advanced Script Writing (3)
Graduate students may repeat for a maximum of 9 s.h. P: ENGL 3830 or consent of instructor. Completion of one-act play or major portion of full-length play or screenplay.
6000. Critical Writing in English Studies (3)
P: 3 s.h. graduate credit or consent of instructor. Explores academic writing conventions.
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 Milton’s 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, Wollstonecraft, and DeQuincey.
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.
6330. Studies in Latino/a Literatures (3)
Explores Latino/a literatures in twentieth century.
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)
Explores Native American literatures of 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.
6370. Caribbean Literature (3)
Critical examination of Caribbean literature.
6380. Studies in African Literature (3)
Explores African literature written in English in twentieth century.
6390. Advanced Studies of Science Fiction and Fantasy (3)
Historical trends, problems, and contemporary movements in science fiction and fantasy.
6420. Studies in Asian American Literature (3)
Explores Asian American literature.
6450. Studies in World Indigenous Literatures (3)
Explores world indigenous literatures written in English.
6460. Studies in African American Literature (3) Formerly ENGL 5360
Explores African American literature.
6505. Linguistic and Cultural History of the English Language (3) Formerly ENGL 5500
Cultural emergence and linguistic development.
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.
6526. The Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology (3) Formerly ENGL 5501
Contemporary linguistic theory and its practical application to teaching phonological and morphological components of English language.
6527. The Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics (3) Formerly ENGL 5502
P: Consent of instructor. Contemporary linguistic theory and its practical application to teaching syntactic and semantic components of English language.
6528. Teaching English as a Second Language: Theories and Principles (3) Formerly ENGL 5503
Current theories and principles of teaching English to non-native speakers or speakers of nonstandard dialects.
6529. Applied Linguistics for ESL Teachers (3) Formerly ENGL 5504
Pedagogical application of linguistic theory. Emphasis on teaching English as a second language.
6531. TESL: Methods and Practicum (3)
Approaches and methods in ESL teaching. Provides ESL teaching and classroom experience.
6540, 6541. Internship in Teaching English as a Second Language (3,3)
Supervised internship. P: Consent of instructor. Practical experience in ESL teaching environment. Parallel reading and study.
6625. Teaching Composition: Theory and Practice (3)
Composition theory and its applications to college writing instruction.
6700. Technical Editing and Production (3)
Theory and abilities needed to function as editor, particularly a managing and production editor. Culminates in project demonstrating that knowledge. Editing as part of document production process.
6715. Technical Writing (3)
Intensive study. Emphasis on style, writing modes, technical reports, instructional manuals, and technical proposals.
6721. Copyediting in Professional Communication (3)
Copyediting theory and basics. Covers variety of genres, both print and electronic. Review of electronic editing and style manuals.
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.
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.
6805. Research: The Writer’s Perspective (3)
Research methods used by creative writers.
6870. Literature: The Writer’s 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 writer’s 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.
6940. Film and English Studies (3)
Examines role of film in literary studies. Emphasis on film as literary and cultural artifact.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7005. Bibliography and Methods (3) Formerly ENGL 6005
Bibliographical tools and methods of research in English language and literature.
7070. Literary Theory (3) Formerly ENGL 5070
Major critical approaches of twentieth century.
7080. Cultural Studies Theory and Method (3)
Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies.
7300. Directed Reading in Multicultural and Transnational Literature (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. credit. P: Consent of director of graduate studies in English. Directed studies in specific areas not covered by other courses.
7350. Seminar in Multicultural and Transnational Literature (3)
Advanced comparative study of literature and criticism.
7525. Language and Society (3) Formerly ENGL 6525
Language in relation to culture and society.
7530. Descriptive Linguistics (3) Formerly ENGL 6530
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.
7535. Principles of Language Testing (3)
Principles and methods of performance and standardized language test design, implementation, and interpretation.
7601. Research Design in Rhetoric and Composition (3) Formerly ENGL 6601
Principles and techniques of research design.
7605. Discourse Analysis (3) Formerly ENGL 6605
Principles governing human communicative interaction in written and oral modalities.
7615. Rhetorical Theory (3) Formerly ENGL 6615
Classical and modern theories of rhetorical discourse.
7630. Cultural Rhetoric and Writing (3)
Study of how cultural values and assumption affect writing practices through genre, style, and conventions of argument.
7640. Discourse for Special Interests (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. Focuses on analysis and production of discourse in variety of academic, professional, and public contexts.
7666. Teaching English in the Two-Year College Internship (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: 18 s.h. graduate ENGL credit or consent of instructor. Supervised on-site research and instruction in rhetoric, composition, and theory.
7680. Writing Systems of the World (3)
Examines writing systems and their relationship to larger human phenomenon of spoken language.
7701. Research Methods in Technical and Professional Writing (3) Formerly ENGL 6701
Applied research in library, observation and investigation, experimentation, and survey.
7702. Research Design in Technical and Professional Communication (3)
Quantitative and qualitative empirical research methods.
7705. Ethical Issues in Professional Communication (3)
Overview of theories of ethics from classical to the present. Emphasizes impact of ethical systems on professional communicators preparing print and online documents in various organizations and industries.
7710. Professional Communication (3)
Study of effective, ethical, responsible, and professional communication by learning abilities, strategies, and conceptual knowledge needed to address a variety of communication tasks in a variety of work environments. Use of emerging technologies as tools for communication.
7712. Grant and Proposal Writing (3)
Study of grant and proposal funding resources and worksheets. Preparation of grant or proposal to be reviewed by at least two experts, revised accordingly, and then submitted to funding agency.
7716. Classics in Scientific and Technical Literature (3) Formerly ENGL 6716
Examines scientific and technical writing from classic times to present.
7730. Issues in Technical Communication (3) Formerly ENGL 6730
Traditions and trends in academic business and industrial theories and applications of technical communications.
7745. Teaching Professional Communication (3)
Designed for those teaching introductory professional communication courses, particularly service courses at undergraduate level in community colleges and universities. Addresses emerging technologies as tools for teaching such courses.
7746. Training in Professional Communication (3)
Theoretical concepts involved in preparation of training materials targeting adult learners, including instructional materials that allow users both to complete tasks and learn theoretical concepts. Review of methods of distributing training.
7750. Writing Public Science (3)
Study of writing about science and technology in public sphere. Examines how professional writers relate scientific topics to non-specialist audiences, finding models of effective public science writing, and preparing public science writing.
7765. Technical and Professional Communication (3) Formerly ENGL 6765
May be repeated for credit. May count maximum of 9 s.h. toward certificate program. Special studies seminars.
7766. Special Studies Seminars in Communication and Emerging Technologies (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic.
7780. Theory of Professional Communication (3)
Traces theories drawn from variety of fields that inform such topics as social context of technical communication, aims of technical discourse, readability, invention and audience, audience analysis, technical style, and graphics.
7785. History of Professional Communication (3)
Traces development of contemporary professional communication from print to electronic media.
7790. Public Interest Writing (3)
Professional, governmental, nonprofit organizational, and civic writing. Emphasis on public policy making and advocacy.
7950. Issues in Teaching Composition (3) Formerly 6950
Advanced composition theory and its applications to writing instruction.
ENGL 7960. Methods of Teaching English in the Two-Year College (3) Formerly ENGL 6960
History and pedagogy of teaching writing in the two-year college. Emphasis given to the development of effective teaching methods.
ENGL 7975. Developmental English in the Two-Year College (3) Formerly ENGL 6875
History and pedagogy of developmental writing in the two-year college. Emphasis given to the development of effective teaching methods.
8100. Directed Reading (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with a change of topic. Directed studies in specific areas not covered by other courses.
8200. Cooperative/Research Assignment (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. Supervised research in technical and professional discourse.
8601. Advanced Research Methods (3)
Principles and techniques in research design.
8605. Advanced Discourse Analysis (3)
Principles governing human communicative interaction in written and oral modalities.
8615. Advanced Rhetorical Theory (3)
Classical and modern theories of rhetorical discourse.
8630. Advanced Cultural Rhetoric and Writing (3)
Study of how cultural values and assumptions affect writing practices through genre, style, and conventions of arguments.
8780. Advanced Theory of Professional Communication (3)
Traces theories drawn from variety of fields that inform such topics as social context of technical communication. Aims of technical discourse, readability, invention and audience, audience analysis, technical style, and graphics.
9000. Dissertation (3-12)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 18 s.h. Original research investigation of significant aspect in field of technical and professional discourse.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. May not count toward degree. Students conducting research may register for this course only during summer.

ENGL: English, Special Studies Seminars

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6865. Creative Writing (3)
May be repeated with credit. Special studies seminars.
7065. Foundations of Literary Criticism (3) Formerly ENGL 6065
May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on literary criticism topics.
7165. English Literature (3) Formerly ENGL 6165
May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on author, genre, or period studies.
7265. American Literature (3) Formerly ENGL 6265
May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminar. Focus on author, genre, or period studies.
7365. Selected Topics in Multicultural and Transnational Literature (3) Formerly ENGL 6365
May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on topics in regional literatures, ethnic literatures, and English literatures from non-English speaking countries.
7465. Folklore (3) Formerly ENGL 6465
May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars. Focus on collection, classification, analysis, and/or archiving of traditional folk materials.
7565. Linguistics, Education, and ESL (3) Formerly ENGL 6565
May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars.
7665. Rhetoric and Composition (3) Formerly ENGL 6665
May be repeated for credit. Special studies seminars.
7765. Technical and Professional Communication (3) Formerly ENGL 6765
May be repeated for credit. May count maximum of 9 s.h. toward certificate program. Special studies seminars.