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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

ENGLISH (ENG)

400-3 PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICS. Principles and techniques of linguistic analysis illustrated through survey of major structural components of language. Recommended for those preparing to teach English.

403-3 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Historical survey of major phonological and grammatical changes in English language from its Indo-European antecedents to the present.

404-3 CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Canterbury Tales read in Middle English. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

405-3 PRAGMATICS. Study of principles controlling how implicit levels of meaning are expressed in language and how context influences the interpretation of meaning.

406-3 OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Sounds, grammar, and vocabulary of the Old English Language including readings in Old English poetry and prose.

408-3 PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS. Principles of linguistic analysis and interpretation as applied to sound systems of language. Prerequisite: ENG 400 recommended.

409-3 SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS. Principles of syntactic analysis and interpretation as applied to clause and sentence level structures.

412-3 DIGITAL LITERACIES. Students will investigate digital literacy-electronic technologies, discursive practices, and cyberspaces. Analysis and assessment of digital artifacts, cultures, and texts. Prerequisite: completion of ENG 102 with a grade of C or better.

416-3 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.

417-3 LANGUAGE AND ETHNICITY. Introduce students to linguistic thought through definitions of ethnicity, case studies of diverse language communities, ethnic crossing via language, and inter-ethnic communication. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher or signed consent of instructor.

418-3 LANGUAGE ENDANGERMENT AND DEATH. The concept of linguistic diversity as well as the socio-political and economic factors presenting threats to this diversity. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher or consent of instructor.

420-3 TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES. A variable topics course focusing on the history and aesthetic development of one or two film genres, styles or historical periods. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better; junior standing or consent of instructor.

432-3 MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE 20 TH CENTURY. Short prose by authors such as James, Cather, Faulkner, O'Connor, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Wright. Prererequisite: ENG 102.

443-3 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 102.

444-3 CREATIVE NONFICTION. Writing practice in and examination of a wide variety of modes and subjects comprising the genre of creative nonfiction, i.e. memoir, personal essay, lyric essay. Workshop format. Prerequisite: ENG 290.

445-3 YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE. Historical survey of and contemporary perspectives on young adult literature. Students will analyze interactions between literary texts and the cultures in which they are read. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better; junior standing or consent of instructor.

446-3 STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE. 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 diasporie cultures. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

457-3 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. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

463-3 TOPICS IN LITERARY PERIODS. Reading and analysis of works drawn from one or more specific literary periods; authors and periods vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: C or better in ENG 102, junior standing or consent of instructor.

464-3 TOPICS IN FORMS AND GENRES. Reading and analysis of works drawn from one or more specific literary forms and genres; authors, forms, and genres vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated.

465-3 SPECIAL TOPICS. Special topics in literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing.

468-3 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.

470-3 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,b-3,3 SHAKESPEARE. The in-depth study of the works of Renaissance author William Shakespeare. Topic varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours so long as topic is not repeated. Prerequisites: C or better in ENG 102, junior standing or consent of instructor.

472-3 ASSESSMENT AND TESTING IN ESL. Examination of issues and methods for assessing oral and written proficiency in English as a Second Language.

473-3 MILTON. Paradise Lost and other works such as Samson Agonistes, Paradise Regained, "Lycidas," "Comus," and selected prose. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

474-3 BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION. An introduction to cognitive, linguistic, and social perspectives on bilingualism, and the history and politics of bilingual education in the U.S.

475-3 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH: LITERATURE AND CULTURE. Approaches to and issues in teaching and culture at the secondary level. Prerequisite: must be seeking secondary ELA certification; junior standing; C or better in ENG 102; or consent of the instructor.

476-3 PRACTICUM IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. This course is designed for students who need to gain supervised experience teaching ESL for the purposes of the state ESL endorsement. Prerequisite: ENG 470 or ENG 542.

477-3 MORRISON. Reading and analysis of the works of major contemporary American author Toni Morrison. Prerequisites: C or better in ENG 102, junior standing or consent of instructor.

478-3 STUDIES IN WOMEN, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE. 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 to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

479-3 MAJOR AUTHORS: SHARED TRADITIONS. Reading and analysis of the works of two to four major authors who sharing an historical period; authors and topic vary. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hours so long as authors and topics are not repeated.

480-3 MAJOR AUTHORS: CROSSING BOUNDARIES. Reading and analysis of the works of two to four major authors from different historical periods; authors and topic vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours as long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: C or better in ENG 102, junior standing or consent of instructor.

482-3 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. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

485-3 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LANGUAGE. Approaches to and issues in teaching composition and language usage at the secondary level. Prerequisite: must be seeking secondary ELA certification; junior standing; C or better in ENG 102; or consent of the instructor.

486-3 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.

489-3 STYLE AND INTENTIONALITY. A writing course on the study of style. The aim: to study stylistic conventions and innovations. The course is both theoretical and practical. Prerequisite: junior, senior, or graduate student standing.

490-3 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: ENG 102.

491-3 TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS WRITING. Technical communication, professional correspondence, reports, proposals, descriptions, evaluations, word processing, and graphics software. For students in English, business, engineering, nursing, the sciences, and the social sciences. No experience with software or computers is required. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

492-3 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: ENG 392 or consent of instructor.

493-3 ADVANCED POETRY WRITING. Advanced workshop in writing poetry. Examination of poetic expression. Prerequisite: ENG 393 or consent of instructor.

494-3 LITERARY EDITING. Principles of literary editing, primarily of fiction and poetry. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

495-3 HISTORY OF CRITICAL THEORY. Major critical theories from Plato to the present, including practice in writing criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

496-3 SCHOLARLY AND CRITICAL EDITING. Editorial preparation of copy for scholarly and critical journals in English language and literature. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

499-1 to 3 READINGS IN ENGLISH. Independent study in specific area of interest. Extensive reading. For English students only; may be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: approval of department chair and instructor.

501-3 MODERN LITERARY STUDIES. Integrates study of modern literary theory and scholarly editing with instruction in professional research writing and use of electronic data bases. Continuous with ENG 502. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

502-3 MODERN LITERARY THEORY. Continues study of modern literary theory begun in English 501; includes diverse approaches, issues, texts, and thinkers. Prerequisite: ENG 501.

505-3 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.

506-3 STUDIES IN RENAISSANCE AND 17 TH 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.

508-3 STUDIES IN RESTORATION AND 18 TH CENTURY LITERATURE. Topics such as satire, Pope, Richardson and Fielding, Boswell and Johnson. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

510-3 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 provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

515-3 STUDIES IN 20 TH CENTURY AMERICAN AND/OR BRITISH LITERATURE. Topics such as Modernism, British drama, American Realism, poetry, Post-war fiction. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

518-3 STUDIES IN COLONIAL AND 19 TH 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.

521-3 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.

526-3 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.

540-3 SEMINAR IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. Examination of advanced topics in the acquisition of English as a second language including universal grammar, lexical development, and conversational analysis. Prerequisites: graduate standing and completion of or concurrent in ENG 400.

541-3 DISCOURSE ANALYSIS. Examination of discourse properties of narrative and expository prose through practice in text analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 400.

542-3 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: graduate standing and ENG 468.

543-3 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.

544-3 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.

552-3 ACADEMIC WRITING AND RESEARCH METHODS IN COMPOSITION STUDIES. Research methods in composition studies, practice using electronic databases, instruction in professional research writing. Required of students in Teaching of Writing MA specialization. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

554-3 COMPOSITION PEDAGOGY. Introduction to teaching writing. Writing-as-process approach: inventive methods, revision techniques, collaborative learning, and workshops. Design and evaluation of assignments. Planning writing courses. Prerequisites: graduate standing; consent of instructor.

556-3 THEORY OF COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC. Study of theories and historical movements underlying and constituting modern composition pedagogy and rhetorical studies. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

558-3 PRACTICUM IN THE TEACHING OF WRITING. Course focuses on teaching techniques for first-year college writing courses. Working with mentor and supervisory instructors students will observe then teach a writing course. Prerequisite: ENG 554 or consent of instructor.

570-3 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.

572-3 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING WRITING WITH COMPUTERS. A study of theoretical principles of computer-mediated composition pedagogy and practical applications of specific technologies in the writing classroom. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

574-3 BASIC WRITING THEORY AND PEDAGOGY. Course will focus on theories and practical teaching methods for working in basic and developmental writing courses at the college level. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

576-3 WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM. History, philosophy, pedagogical techniques, and assessment of writing across the curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

578-3 GENDER, LANGUAGE, AND PEDAGOGY. Study of recent research into ways gender affects language: speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

581- 3 TOPICS IN TEACHING WRITING. 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.

583-3 HISTORY OF RHETORIC I - THE CLASSICAL PERIOD TO THE RENAISSANCE. Major rhetoric figures, texts, and definitions, beginning with Classical origins and continuing into the Renaissance period. Designed for students interested in composition, literature, and criticism.

584-3 HISTORY OF RHETORIC II - THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO TODAY. Major rhetoric figures, texts, and definitions, beginning with the Enlightenment and continuing into the contemporary period. Designed for students interested in composition, literature, and criticism.

587-3 POLITICS OF COMPOSITION PEDAGOGY. Pedagogical politics of the writing classroom, teacher-student power relations, relations between educational institutions and social order, development of alternative perspectives in pedagogical politics.

589-3 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM IN TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING. Involvement in developing workplace communications. Supervised by selected faculty member and cooperating corporate site. May be taken in conjunction with ENG 591. Prerequisite: consent of faculty advisor or program director.

591-3 PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT. Preparation of professional portfolio. Restricted to MA candidates within one semester of fulfilling the requirements for the Technical and Scientific Writing specialization. Prerequisite: ENG 589 must be taken prior to or concurrently with ENG 591.

592-3 FICTION WRITING. Emphasis on fiction written by students. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

593-3 POETRY WRITING. Emphasis on poetry written by students. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

594-3 CREATIVE NON-FICTION WRITING. Emphasis on creative non-fiction written by students. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

595-3 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.

596-3 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.

597-3 READINGS IN ENGLISH STUDIES . Individual readings in creative writing, linguistics, literature, TESL, or teaching of writing. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: graduate standing; approval of adviser and instructor.

598-3 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.

599-3 to 6 THESIS. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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