Courses


Graduate Program: Course Offerings

The Department of English offers the following English graduate courses in rotation:

ENGL 5330 Graduate Research: Methods and Theories
Required of all English majors, this course introduces students to graduate-level research methods in literature and to the study of the book. Credit 3.

ENGL 5331 Creative Writing: Fiction
A graduate writing workshop, this course emphasizes the writing and revision of fiction. Credit 3.

ENGL 5332 Creative Writing: Poetry
A graduate writing workshop that emphasizes the writing and revision of poetry. Credit 3.

ENGL 5333 Practicum: Editing and Publishing
In this course, students study and apply current scholarship in editing and publishing. They have the opportunity to work both on and off campus as writers and editors in various professions. Credit 3.

ENGL 5336 Narrative Theory
This course focuses on primary texts in narrative theory, in addition to the secondary texts that analyze concepts and research in the field. Considerable attention will be paid to ideological contributions to narrative theory, past and present. Credit 3.

ENGL 5337 Poetic Theory and Prosody
This course focuses on primary texts and readings along with secondary texts that provide analyses of the concepts and research in poetic theory and English prosody. Considerable attention will be paid to ideological contributions to poetic theory from a historical perspective. Credit 3.

ENGL 5339 Directed Study of Selected Topics in Literature and Language
This course, which may be taken only with the approval of the Department Chair, allows a student to engage a specialized topic in literature or language under the direct supervision of a graduate faculty member. Students may take no more than six credit hours of directed study during their graduate careers. Credit 3.

ENGL 5367 Practicum in Teaching College Composition
This course studies modern rhetorical principles and methodologies used in teaching college-level writing. Credit 3.

ENGL 5368 Literary Criticism and Theory
This course studies various theories and theorists of literary interpretation, with application and practice in writing criticism. Credit 3.

ENGL 5369 Studies in the Novel
This course studies the emergence and development of the novel as a distinct literary genre. It is designed to allow for reading of the novel in various contexts, from various nations and historical ages, and according to various theoretical emphases. Credit 3.

ENGL 5370 Studies in Multicultural Literature
In this course, students analyze the literatures of underrepresented groups of the Western Hemisphere, including African Americans, Latinos, Chicanos, Caribbeans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. The class, which will explore these literatures within their historical and cultural contexts, may feature various critical approaches and pursue various thematic and aesthetic emphases. Credit 3.

ENGL 5371 Studies in Modern World Literature
In this course, students analyze the works, writers, movements, and genres of world literature from the 19th and 20th centuries. The course is designed to allow for reading both works in translation and Anglophone literatures. Credit 3.

ENGL 5372 Early American Literature
In this course, students analyze the literature, writers, movements, and genres of early America. Credit 3.

ENGL 5374 Studies in Women’s Literature
In this course, students analyze selected women writers from various historical ages, genres, and nationalities. Emphases may vary each semester. Credit 3.

ENGL 5375 Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
In this course, students analyze the literature, writers, movements, and genres of Restoration and 18th-century Britain. Credit 3.

ENGL 5376 The Classical Tradition
This course studies the Greek and Roman literary heritage and its influence upon subsequent literature. Students read ancient and classical works in translation and study the current literature in the field. Credit 3.

ENGL 5377 Studies in Early and Middle English Literature
In this course, students analyze selected works in Old and Middle English literatures. Credit 3.

ENGL 5378 Studies in Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century British Literature
In this course, students analyze the literature, writers, movements, and genres of 16th- and 17th-century Britain. Topics may include studies in Shakespeare, Spenser, and Milton. Credit 3.

ENGL 5379 Studies in Romantic Literature
In this course, students analyze the literature, writers, movements, and genres of the British Romantic age. Credit 3.

ENGL 5380 Studies in Victorian Literature

In this course, students analyze the literature, writers, movements, and genres of the Victorian age. Credit 3.

ENGL 5381 Studies in British Literature, 1900-Present
In this course, students analyze the literature, writers, movements, and genres of 20th-century Britain. Credit 3.

ENGL 5383 Studies in English Linguistics
A thoroughgoing graduate introduction to English linguistics, this course features study in sociolinguistics, dialectology, lexicography, stylistics through linguistic analysis, principles of semantics, and linguistics in relation to the teaching of English. Credit 3.

ENGL 5384 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition Theory
This course studies selected topics in historical and contemporary rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and composition theory. Credit 3.

ENGL 5385 Studies in American Literature, 1800-1860
In this course, students analyze the works, writers, movements, and genres of American literature from 1800 to 1860. Credit 3.

ENGL 5386 Studies in American Literature, 1860-1920
In this course, students analyze the works, writers, movements, and genres of American literature from 1860-1920. Credit 3.

ENGL 5387 Studies in American Literature, 1920-the Present
In this course, students analyze the works, writers, movements, and genres of American literature from 1920 to the present. Credit 3.

ENGL 5388 The Study of Major Figures in American Poetry
In this course, students analyze the writers and movements contributing to the development of American poetry. Credit 3.

ENGL 5389 History and Development of the English Language
This course is an investigation of the English language from its Indo-European roots to today’s English via Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern English. The focus is on changes in phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Credit 3.

ENGL 5390 Studies in Technical and Professional Writing
This course engages students in in-depth study of current issues in technical and professional communication. Students examine the field and conduct primary research. Credit 3.

ENGL 6330 Special Topics in English
In this elective course, students will apply current research to an analysis and understanding of a special topic in English language, literature, theory, and/or a writing discipline. The contents and approaches to the materials vary from term to term. Credit 3.

ENGL 6398 Thesis I
In this first semester of graduate thesis, the student works under close faculty supervision to produce a thesis prospectus approved by all members of the reading committee and submits a draft of the introduction. (Offered Each Term) Credit 3.

ENGL 6399 Thesis II
In this second semester of graduate thesis, the student works under close faculty supervision to complete the thesis. The student must enroll in this class from term to term until the thesis is completed. (Offered Each Term) Credit 3.

 

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