Graduate English Course Offerings

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The Department of English offers the following English graduate courses in rotation. The course block into which each class fits is designated. Courses are offered at either the Huntsville campus or The Woodlands Center.

 

 

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. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Paul Child (Huntsville).

ENGL 5331 CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION (BLOCK II). A graduate writing workshop, this course emphasizes the writing and revision of fiction and creative nonfiction. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Paul Ruffin (Huntsville) 

ENGL 5332 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY (BLOCK II). A graduate writing workshop, this course emphasizes the writing and revision of poetry. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Nick Lantz (Huntsville) 

ENGL 5333 PRACTICUM: EDITING AND PUBLISHING (BLOCK II). 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. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Scott Kaukonen (Huntsville) 

ENGL 5335 WORKSHOP IN TEACHING WRITING (BLOCK II). This course is an intensive workshop in writing and the teaching of writing in the secondary schools. It emphasizes applications of current writing theory and research.

ENGL 5336 NARRATIVE THEORY (BLOCK II). 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. 

ENGL 5337 POETIC THEORY AND PROSODY (BLOCK II). 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. 

ENGL 5339 DIRECTED STUDY OF SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE (ELECTIVE). 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. 

ENGL 5367 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING COLLEGE COMPOSITION (BLOCK II). This course studies modern rhetorical principles and methodologies used in teaching college-level writing. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Bill Bridges (Huntsville) 

ENGL 5368 LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY (BLOCK II). This course studies various theories and theorists of literary interpretation, with application and practice in writing criticism. 

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. 

ENGL 5370 STUDIES IN MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE. In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the literatures of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to African Americans, Latinos/as, Chicanos/as, Caribbeans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. The class, which will explore multicultural literatures within their historical and cultural contexts, may feature various critical approaches and pursue various thematic and aesthetic emphases. 

ENGL 5371 STUDIES IN MODERN WORLD LITERATURE (BLOCK V). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the works, writers, movements, and genres of world literature from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The course is designed to allow for reading both works in translation and Anglophone literatures.

ENGL 5372 EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE (BLOCK III). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the literature, writers, movements, and genres of early America. 

ENGL 5374 STUDIES IN WOMEN’S LITERATURE. In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of selected women writers from various historical ages, genres, and nationalities. Emphases may vary each semester.

ENGL 5375 STUDIES IN RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (BLOCK III). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the literature, writers, movements, and genres of Restoration and 18th-century Britain. 

ENGL 5376 THE CLASSICAL TRADITION (BLOCK III). 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. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Douglas Krienke (Huntsville)

ENGL 5377 STUDIES IN EARLY AND MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE (BLOCK I). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of selected works in Old and Middle English literatures. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Kimberly Bell (The Woodlands Center)

ENGL 5378 STUDIES IN RENAISSANCE AND SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (BLOCK III). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the literature, writers, movements, and genres of 16th- and 17th-century Britain. Topics may include studies in Shakespeare, studies in Spenser, and studies in Milton. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Robert Adams (Huntsville) 

ENGL 5379 STUDIES IN ROMANTIC LITERATURE (BLOCK IV). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the literature, writers, movements, and genres of the British Romantic age. 

ENGL 5380 STUDIES IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE (BLOCK IV). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the literature, writers, movements, and genres of the Victorian age. 

ENGL 5381 STUDIES IN BRITISH LITERATURE, 1900-PRESENT (BLOCK V). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the literature, writers, movements, and genres of 20th- and 21st-century Britain. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Tracy Bilsing (The Woodlands Center)

ENGL 5383 STUDIES IN ENGLISH LINGUISTICS (BLOCK I). 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. 

ENGL 5384 STUDIES IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION THEORY (BLOCK II). This course studies selected topics in historical and contemporary rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and composition theory. Students will apply current theory and research in rhetoric and composition. 

ENGL 5385 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800-1860 (BLOCK IV). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the works, writers, movements, and genres of American literature from 1800 to 1860.

ENGL 5386 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1860-1920 (BLOCK IV). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the works, writers, movements, and genres of American literature from 1860-1920. 

ENGL 5387 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1920-PRESENT (BLOCK V). In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the works, writers, movements, and genres of American literature from 1920 to the present. 

ENGL 5388 THE STUDY OF MAJOR FIGURES IN AMERICAN POETRY. In this course, students apply current theory and research to an analysis of the writers and movements contributing to the development of American poetry. 

ENGL 5389 HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (BLOCK I). This course is a cultural, historical, and philological study of the development of the English language from its Indo-European prototype through Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-French, and Early Modern English to its present form. 

ENGL 5390 STUDIES IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (BLOCK II). This course engages students in in-depth study of current issues in technical and professional communication. Students examine the field and conduct primary research. Offered Fall 2014. Instructor: Carroll Nardone (Huntsville)

ENGL 5391 THE STUDY OF MAJOR FIGURES IN BRITISH POETRY. In this course, students apply current theory and research to a focused and sustained analysis of the careers of major poets who made a substantial contribution to the development of British poetry. The contents and approaches to the class materials will vary from term to term.

ENGL 6330 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGLISH. In this 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 will vary from term to term.

ENGL 6098 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 Every Term but Summer I)


ENGL 6099 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 Every Term) 

 

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*To accommodate the tight summer schedule, students who wish to take Thesis I during the summer enroll in ENGL 6098 during Summer II but complete some of the requirements for the course during Summer I See the calendar of submission deadlines for ENGL 6098.  

 


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