C O U R S E S   i n   E N G L I S H


This course catalog is no longer in effect as of Fall 2009.



This page contains the "generic" course descriptions found also in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. All courses are three (3) credit hours, and may be taken only once, unless otherwise indicated.





100 Level Courses     200 Level Courses     300 Level Courses

400 Level Courses     500 Level Courses




100 LEVEL COURSES



100 - WRITING LAB.
Self-instructional materials for improvement of writing skills; tutorial assistance in composing papers, reports, or theses. Word processors available. Not for English major or minor credit. (1 credit hour)


101 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION.
Instruction and practice in expository writing, including the paragraph and short essay.


101n - ENGLISH COMPOSITION: NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS.
Instruction and practice in expository writing, including the paragraph and short essay. NOTE: Admission only by permit from foreign student adviser or instructor.


102 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION.
Instruction and practice in expository writing, including the essay and research paper. Prerequisite: 101.


102n - ENGLISH COMPOSITION: NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS.
Instruction and practice in expository writing, including the essay and research paper. NOTE: Admission only by permit from foreign student adviser or instructor. Prerequisite: 101.


111 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE.
Representative works in world drama, fiction, and poetry. Development of appreciation of literature by understanding themes, purposes, techniques, history. Prerequisite: 101.


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200 LEVEL COURSES


200 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDY.
Required of majors. Focuses on literary genres, terminology, and close reading. Strongly recommended as a prerequisite for other course work.


201 - INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION.
Practice in clear, direct, error-free writing of expository themes; emphasis upon organization, rhetorical strategies, and audience. Prerequisite: 102.


202 - STUDIES IN DRAMA.
Reading and discussion of classic examples of ancient and modern drama, with attention to themes, techniques, and cultural significance.


203 - STUDIES IN POETRY.
Reading and discussion of selected examples of British and American poetry; recent and traditional.


204 - STUDIES IN FICTION.
Reading and discussion of selected major examples of modern fiction, the short story to the novel. Attention to themes and techniques.


205 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN TEXTS.
African American texts in the form of oratory, sermons, speeches, poetry, fiction, and/or drama. Various literary periods from Colonial to Contemporary times may be covered.


207 - LANGUAGE AWARENESS.
Introductory course in the nature of language. Focus on English language; what language is and how people use it.


208 - SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1789.
Major works and authors such as Beowulf, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Jonson, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson.


209 - SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE: 1789 TO PRESENT.
Major works and authors such as Blake, Wordsworth, Mill, Dickens, the Brownings, Shaw, Lawrence, Stoppard, and Lessing.


211 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO THE CIVIL WAR.
Major and minor works and authors from the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Romantic periods, including writers such as Bradstreet, Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, and Whitman.


212- SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO MODERN TIMES.
Major and minor works and authors since the later nineteenth century, including writers such as Dickinson, Frost, O'Neill, Porter, Wright, and Cather.


290 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING.
Provides an introduction to the basic genres of creative writing (fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction) with an emphasis on craft and the writing process. Prerequisites: ENG 102, sophomore standing.


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300 LEVEL COURSES



301 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM.
Selected literary theories, types of criticism, and theorists. Practice in interpreting and writing about literature, and in application of research methods. Prerequisite: Open Only To English Majors.


303 - LITERARY MASTERPIECES: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL.
Selected major works (read in English) beginning with the Greek and Roman traditions and concluding with the Middle Ages.


304 - LITERARY MASTERPIECES: RENAISSANCE THROUGH MODERN.
Selected major works (read in English) of European literature from the 14th century to the present.


306 - INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE.
Reading and discussion of selected books from the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha in translation, with attention to their literary, historical, and theological contexts.


307 - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE.
Shakespeare's life; the Elizabethan theater; and representative plays and poems.


308 - DETECTIVE FICTION.
Development of detective short story and novel from nineteenth-century beginnings to the present.


309 - POPULAR LITERATURE.
Development of literary sub-genres which have influenced popular culture. Topics vary. Prerequisites: 101, 102.


310 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY AND ITS INFLUENCE.
Major Greek and Roman myths: origin, nature, interpretations, and use in the modern world.


315 - AMERICAN NATURE WRITING.
Works by Audubon, Thoreau, Muir, Austin, Leopold, Abbey, McPhee, Berry, Momaday, Dillard, Silko, and other writers focusing on relations of Americans to American landscapes. Prerequisite: Completion of English 102.


340 - LITERATURE OF THE THIRD WORLD.
Third World literature from antiquity to present; social, political, historical, and philosophical problems reflected in literature.


341 - AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S WRITING.
(Same as Women's Studies 341) Poems, novels, short stories, essays, dramas, autobiography, and other texts by African American women writers during various periods from Colonial to Contemporary times.


342 - MOVEMENTS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE.
Fiction, poetry, drama, essays, speeches, and autobiography with emphasis on different literary time periods, creative trends, and political movements specific to African American literature.


343 - TOPICS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN RHETORIC AND ORATORY.
This course introduces students to essays, oratory, slave narratives, speeches, and theories relative to abolitionism, captivity, religion, and civil-rights focused movements, in African American texts. May be repeated up to 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: ENG 102.


344 TOPICS IN ETHNIC LITERATURE.
This course will examine ethnic literatures from a socio-economic, political, and historical context. Students will investigate issues of diaspora, class, gender, and resistance in literatures often marginalized. May be repeated up to 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: ENG 102.


345 TOPICS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY AND FOLKLORE.
Examinations of parallel themes, forms, missions and theories of African American poetry/folklore from ancient origins to Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rita Dove, blues, rap. May be repeated up to 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: ENG 102.


369 - GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS.
Grammatical analysis of formal spoken and written English sentences.


370 - MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
An introduction to the analysis of the internal structure of words, and the processes of inflection, derivation, and word formation found in human languages.


392 - FICTION WRITING.
Short story writing, with special emphasis on plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and other elements in the rhetoric of fiction. Workshop format. Prerequisites: 290.


393 - POETRY WRITING.
Writing of poetry and study of poetic fundamentals, including form, imagery, figurative language, and speaker. Workshop setting for critiques of student work. Prerequisites: 290.


394 - PLAYWRITING.
Provides a close acquaintance with a range of theatrical strategies explored by playwrites, and a workshop forum for the development of student's own writing. Prerequisites: ENG 102, sophomore standing. Cross-listed with THEA 394.

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400 LEVEL COURSES



400 - PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICS.
Principles and techniques of linguistic analysis illustrated through survey of major structural components of language. Recommended for anthropology students, linguistics students, and those preparing to teach English. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


403 - HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Historical survey of major phonological and grammatical changes in English language from its Indo-European antecedents to the present. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


404 - CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES.
The Canterbury Tales read in Middle English. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


405 - PRAGMATICS.
Study of principles controlling how implicit levels of meaning are expressed in language and how context influences the interpretation of meaning. Prerequisites: 400 should be taken before or concurrently with 405.


406 - OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Sounds, grammar, and vocabulary of the Old English language, including readings in Old English poetry and prose. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


408 - PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS.
Principles of linguistic analysis and interpretation as applied to sound systems of language. Prerequisite: 400 recommended; junior standing or consent of instructor.


409 - SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS.
Principles of syntactic analysis and interpretation as applied to clause and sentence level structures. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


413 - SPENSER.
Reading and analysis of The Faerie Queene, The Shepheardes Calendar, Amoretti, and other poems. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor


416 - LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY.
Relationships among language, society, and culture, and their implications for education and intercultural communication. Topics include language variation, socialization, and ethnography of communication. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.


421 - POETRY AND PROSE OF THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD.
Verse romances, lyric poetry, drama, various English prose and poetic works from 1066-1500. Works of Chaucer excluded. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


422 - POETRY AND PROSE OF THE RENAISSANCE.
Early Modern English (1500-1600); works by Skelton, Wyatt, Surrey, More, Gascoigne, Spenser, and Sidney. Dramatic works of Marlowe and Shakespeare excluded. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


423 - POETRY AND PROSE OF THE 17TH CENTURY.
Literature 1600-1660, including Donne, Jonson, Bacon, Burton, Browne, and Milton. Dramatic works of Shakespeare excluded. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


424 - POETRY AND PROSE OF THE RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY.
Literature 1660-1784, including Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson and Boswell. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


426 - POETRY AND PROSE OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD.
Literature and its revolutionary socio-historical context 1780-1832: Blake, the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Keats, Lamb, and other prose writers. Prerequisites: junior standing and one prior 200-400 level literature course.


427 - POETRY AND PROSE OF THE VICTORIAN ERA.
Representative poetry and prose (excluding novels) by authors such as Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, Carlyle, Ruskin, and the Pre-Raphaelites. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


428 - BRITISH POETRY AND PROSE OF THE MODERN ERA.
Representative poetry and short prose by authors such as Hardy, Housman, Hopkins, Yeats, Woolf, Sitwell, World War I poets, Auden, Larkin, and Hughes. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


431 - MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Short prose by authors such as Emerson, Melville, Hawthorne, Poe, Crane, and Twain. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


432 - MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY.
Short prose by authors such as James, Cather, Faulkner, O'Connor, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Wright. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


434 - AMERICAN POETRY TO 1900.
Works by colonial and 19th century American poets; includes the Puritans, Longfellow, Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, and Dickinson. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


435 - AMERICAN POETRY FROM 1900 - 1950.
Major trends and schools in modern poetry. Poems by authors such as Robinson, Frost, Pound, Eliot, Moore, Cummings, H.D., Stevens and Roethke. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


437 - AMERICAN DRAMA.
Selected texts from the emergence of the American theatre to the present. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


439 - AMERICAN NOVEL TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY.
Emergence of native themes, characters, styles. Representative authors including Tyler, Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, James, Crane, Twain, Wharton, Howells, and Dreiser. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


440 - AMERICAN NOVELS FROM 20TH CENTURY TO 1950.
Literary trends and historical backgrounds of modern fiction beginning with Henry James and ending with such writers as Hemingway, McCullers, and Wright. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


441 (a,b) - CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE.
A survey of major works and important movements from 1950 to the present with an emphasis on current writers. Different semesters cover a) poetry or b) fiction. Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.


443 - PROSODY.
Students will both study and write metrical poetry. All aspects of versification will be considered. For both literature majors and creative writing minors. Prerequisites: ENG 200, Junior Standing, or Graduate Status.


446 - STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE.
This course will examine the fiction, poetry, short stories, and essays of African American writers within the context of scholarship and criticism dedicated to the study of black diasporic cultures. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: English 102.


454 - 18TH CENTURY NOVEL.
Representative novelists such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Austen. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


455 - VICTORIAN NOVEL.
Representative romantic and realistic novels including works by authors such as Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, the Bronts, Trollope, and Hardy. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


456 - 20TH CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL.
Survey of major British novelists from 1900 to present: Joyce, Lawrence, Conrad, and selected contemporary authors. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor


457 - TOPICS IN POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE AND CRITICISM.
Examination of Postcolonial texts-novels, poems, plays, memoirs, speeches, and critical essays with focus on scholarship and theory in Postcolonial studies. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated.


458 - TOPICS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.
Topics in language and literature. May be repeated once for a maximum of six hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


460 - ELIZABETHAN AND JACOBEAN DRAMA.
Renaissance England, including Marlowe, Jonson, and others such as Beaumont and Fletcher, Middleton, Tourneur, and Webster (excluding Shakespeare). Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


461 - RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY DRAMA.
Representative plays from 1660 to 1800 by Etherege, Wycherley, Congreve, Dryden, Goldsmith, and Sheridan. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


462 - MODERN BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL DRAMA.
European drama since 1870; includes Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, Shaw, Brecht, and Pirandello. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


468 - SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION.
Examination of issues and theories applicable to understanding process of second language development. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 400.


470 - METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR K-12 ESL TEACHING.
Examination of techniques and materials for teaching English as a Second Language in K-12 settings.


471a - SHAKESPEARE: COMEDIES AND HISTORIES.
Comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night; histories such as Richard III, Richard II, Henry IV (Part I), Henry V. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


471b - SHAKESPEARE: TRAGEDIES AND NON-DRAMATIC WORKS.
Tragedies such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra; non-dramatic poetry including The Rape of Lucrece and sonnets. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


472 - ASSESSMENT AND TESTING IN ESL.
Examination of issues and methods for assessing oral and written proficiency in English as a Second Language.


473 - MILTON.
Paradise Lost and other works such as Samson Agonistes, Paradise Regained, Lycidas, Comus, and selected prose. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


474 - BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION.
An introduction to cognitive, linguistic, and social perspectives on bilingualism, and the history and politics of bilingual education in the US.


475 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH: LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Approaches to and issues in teaching literature and culture at the secondary level. Restricted to secondary English education majors in the Department of English Language and Literature. Advanced elementary education majors and students seeking endorsements in secondary English Language Arts may also enroll in English 475. Advanced English majors who are considering careers in secondary English education may take the course as an English elective with special permission. Contact Prof. Anderson for authorization to register.


476 - PRACTICUM IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.
Supervised experience in teaching English as a Second Language in various contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 470 or 542.


478 - STUDIES IN WOMEN, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE.
(Same as Women's Studies 478.) Relationships among society, gender, language, and literature: ways women are affected by and depicted in language and literature; literature written by women; feminist criticism. Topic varies; may be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours so long as topic is not repeated. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


482 - TECHNOLOGY AND LITERATURE.
Analysis of digital theory and digital literature: short fiction, poetry, and novels created for new media such as CD-ROMs and hypertext. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


485 - METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LANGUAGE
Approaches to and issues in teaching composition and language usage at the secondary level. Must be seeking secondary ELA certification. Restricted to secondary English education majors in the Department of English Language and Literature. Students seeking endorsements in secondary English Language Arts may also qualify for enrollment. Contact Prof. Anderson for permission to register.


486 - TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING.
Seminar on the teaching of creative writing, with an emphasis on poetry and/or fiction. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


487 - POLITICS OF COMPOSITION PEDAGOGY.
Pedagogical politics of the writing classroom, teacher-student power relations, relations between educational institutions and social order, and development of alternative perspectives in pedagogical politics. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


488 - HISTORY OF RHETORIC.
Major figures, texts, and definitions of rhetoric, beginning with Classical origins and continuing into Modern era. Designed for students interested in composition, literature, and criticism. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


490 - ADVANCED COMPOSITION.
Writing sophisticated expository prose. Review of grammatical matters as needed; emphasis on clarity, organization, effectiveness, and flexibility. May be repeated once for credit with permission. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.


491 - TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS WRITING.
Technical communication, professional correspondence, reports, proposals, descriptions, and evaluations; word processing and graphics software. For students in English, business, engineering, nursing, the sciences, and the social sciences. Prerequisites: 102, junior standing; no experience with software or computers is required.


492 - ADVANCED FICTION WRITING.
Advanced seminar in short story writing. Includes readings in fiction and a study of the psychology of creativity, fiction markets, experimental fiction. Workshop format. Prerequisite: 392 or consent of instructor.


493 - ADVANCED POETRY WRITING.
Advanced workshop in writing poetry. Includes readings in contemporary poetry. Prerequisite: 393 or consent of instructor.


494 - LITERARY EDITING.
Principles of literary editing, primarily of fiction and poetry. Prerequisites: 101,102; junior standing or consent of instructor.


495 - HISTORY OF CRITICAL THEORY.
Major critical theories from Plato to the present, including practice in writing criticism. Prerequisite: junior standing.


496 - SCHOLARLY AND CRITICAL EDITING.
Editorial preparation of copy for scholarly and critical journals in English language and literature. Prerequisites: 101, 102, and junior standing.


497A - SENIOR SEMINAR
Required of majors. A variable topics course providing intensive study of a specialized topic. Includes a substantial research paper. Prerequisite: Must be a senior English major. Effective Fall 2001.
NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT; GRADUATE STUDENTS NOT ALLOWED IN SEMINAR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ENROLLMENT IN A SIMILARLY THEMED INDEPENDENT STUDY OR EXIT-EXAM COURSE.


498 - TUTORIAL IN CREATIVE WRITING
Independent study designed primarily for students who have taken 300 or 400-level courses in creative writing. May be repeated once for credit. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisites: 101 or 102; consent of instructor.


499 - READINGS IN ENGLISH.
Independent study in specific area of interest. Extensive reading. For English students only; may be repeated to maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: approval of adviser and instructor.

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500 LEVEL COURSES


AMERICAN AND ENGLISH LITERATURE


501 - MODERN LITERARY STUDIES.
Integrates study of modern literary theory and scholarly editing with instruction in professional research writing and use of electronic databases. Continuous with ENG 502. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Required of students in the American and English Literature MA specialization.

502 - MODERN LITERARY THEORY.
Continues study of modern literary theory begun in English 501; includes diverse approaches, issues, texts, and thinkers. Prerequisite: ENG 501.
Required of students in the American and English Literature MA specialization.


505 - STUDIES IN OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE.
Topics such as Beowulf, Chaucer, Middle English lyric, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Arthurian literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


506 - STUDIES IN THE RENAISSANCE AND 17TH CENTURY LITERATURE.
Topics such as Spenser, Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, Milton, Metaphysical poetry. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing


508 - STUDIES IN RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE.
Topics such as satire, Pope, Richardson and Fielding, Boswell and Johnson. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours so long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


510 - STUDIES IN 19TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE.
Topics in Romantic and Victorian poetry or prose such as Romantic supernaturalism, gender in Victorian novels, specific focus on one or two writers. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours so long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


515 - STUDIES IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN AND/OR BRITISH LITERATURE.
Topics such as Modernism, British drama, American Realism, poetry, and Post-war fiction. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


518 - STUDIES IN COLONIAL AND 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN WRITERS.
Topics such as the Puritan writers, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


521 - TOPICS IN LITERARY STUDY.
Literary topics not included in regular course offerings. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


526 - STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN TEXTS.
This course examines African American texts including fiction, poetry, plays, essays, sermons, slave narratives, memories, and speeches, with primary focus on pertinent theory, scholarship, and publications in Black studies. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours, provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.



TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE



540 - SEMINAR IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION.
Examination of advanced topics in the acquisition of English has a second language, including universal grammar, lexical development and conversational analysis. Prerequisites: ENG 400 should be taken before, or concurrently with ENG 540 and graduate standing.


541 - DISCOURSE ANALYSIS.
Examination of discourse properties of narrative and expository prose through practice in text analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 400 should be taken before, or concurrently with ENG 541.


542 - METHODS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.
Analysis of models for teaching ESL in various educational settings. Includes classroom observation and evaluation. For TESL students. Prerequisite: ENG 468.


543 - GRAMMAR PEDAGOGY.
Study of problem areas in the structure, acquisition, and teaching of English grammar to non-native speakers. Prerequisites: ENG 542 and graduate standing.


544 - READING AND WRITING PEDAGOGY IN TESL.
Examination of reading and writing processes in second language acquisition and approaches to teaching them to non-native speakers. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


TEACHING OF WRITING



552 - ACADEMIC WRITING AND RESEARCH METHODS IN COMPOSITION STUDIES.
Research methods in composition studies, practice using electronic databases, and instruction in professional research writing. Required of students in Teaching of Writing MA specialization. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


554 - COMPOSITION PEDAGOGY.
Introduction to teaching writing. Writing-as-process approach: invention methods, revision techniques, collaborative learning, and workshops. Design and evaluation of assignments. Planning writing courses. Prerequisites: graduate standing, consent of instructor.


556 - THEORY OF COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC.
Study of theories and historical movements underlying and constituting modern composition pedagogy and rhetorical studies. Perquisite: graduate standing.


558 - PRACTICUM IN THE TEACHING OF WRITING.
Course focuses on teaching techniques for freshman-level college writing courses. Working with mentor and supervisory instructors, students will observe and then teach a writing course. Prerequisite: graduate standing


570 - TEACHING AFRICAN-AMERICAN ORAL AND WRITTEN LITERATURE.
Teaching of African-American Oral and Written Literatures; emphasis on methodology, comparative presentation styles, and textual analysis; scope includes ancient Africa and contemporary America. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


572 - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING WRITING WITH COMPUTERS.
Study of theoretical principles of computer-mediated composition pedagogy and practical applications of specific technologies in the writing classroom. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


574 - BASIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING.
Course will focus on theories and practical teaching methods for working in basic and developmental writing courses at the college level. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


576 - WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM.
History, philosophy, pedagogical techniques, and assessment of writing across the curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing.


578 - WOMEN, LANGUAGE, AND PEDAGOGY.
Study of recent research into ways gender affects language: speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: graduate standing.





581 - TOPICS IN TEACHING ENGLISH.
Workshop or seminar in teaching composition, language, literature, creative writing, and related subjects in education. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.






CREATIVE WRITING



592 - FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP.
Workshop with an emphasis on fiction written by students. May be repeated 3-5 times for credit. Prerequisites: graduate standing; ENG 300 or 400-level course in creative writing or equivalent; consent of instructor.


593 - POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP.
Workshop with an emphasis on poetry written by students. May be repeated 3-5 times for credit. Prerequisites: graduate standing; ENG 300 or 400-level course in creative writing or equivalent; consent of instructor.


594 - CREATIVE NON-FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP.
Workshop with an emphasis on creative non-fiction written by students. May be repeated 3-5 times for credit. Prerequisites: graduate standing; ENG 300 or 400-level course in creative writing or equivalent; consent of instructor.



PREPARATORY READING AND THESIS



595 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR.
Integrating theory and practice of TESL with supervised teaching, collaborative action research and preparation of exit papers. Prerequisite: students must be within one semester of fulfilling the MA requirements in the non-thesis option for the TESL specialization.


596 - PREPARATORY READING/TEACHING OF WRITING.
Reading of relevant research and writing of three essays under supervision of committee. Restricted to MA candidates within one semester of fulfilling requirements for Teaching of Writing specialization.


597 - READINGS IN ENGLISH STUDIES.
Individual readings in creative writing, linguistics, literature, TESL, or teaching of writing. May be repeated once for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing; approval of adviser and instructor.


598 - PREPARATORY READING/ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE.
Reading of relevant research and writing of three essays under supervision of committee. Restricted to MA candidates within one semester of fulfilling requirements for American and English Literature Specialization.


599 - THESIS.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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