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English Ph.D.

English Language & Literature
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of English Language and Literature, 207 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-3882; fax: 612-624-8228)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits: 63
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Over the past 20 years, the field of English studies has changed dramatically from a discipline concerned with studying the literary works produced by English speakers in Britain and the United States to encompass writings in English from around the globe. The concerns of literary scholars have broadened to include not only textual analyses but also cultural, social, political, and economic contexts. The field of literature itself now encompasses not only the traditional genres of poetry, prose (fiction and belles-lettres), and drama, but also extra-literary discourses: popular culture, film, television, legal documents, conduct books, and manifestos. The Department of English has been in the forefront of interdisciplinary projects, thanks to the efforts of a faculty committed to research in American studies, medieval studies, feminist studies, film studies, and cultural studies. At the same time, the department maintains the core concerns of the discipline—the traditional study of the literatures and languages in English—as well as develops writers for the present and future through the master of fine arts in creative writing degree. The department is engaged in two simultaneous projects: to preserve the core curriculum and to re-imagine its future shape. Course requirements for the PhD program are broadly defined, allowing the student to shape a personal program of study. The English program encourages and supports interdisciplinary work.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
A minimum of four courses in English, three of which must be at the upper division level, is required. The courses should be widely distributed.
Special Application Requirements:
Required application materials include three letters of recommendation; a short essay explaining scholarly, professional, and personal goals and reason(s) for choosing the University of Minnesota; and a writing sample, such as a course paper. Candidates are admitted fall semester only; all materials must be received by December 1st.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 105
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 620
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 88
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
27 to 33 credits are required in the major.
6 to 12 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Language Requirement: Rdg knowledge of 2 languages, or proficiency in 1
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 4 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
ENGL 5800 is required for English PhD students regardless of previous pedagogical training or teaching experience
Required Courses (6 Credits)
Take the following courses. Take ENGL 5800 for 3 credits.
ENGL 5001 - Ph.D. Colloquium: Introduction to Literary Theory and Literary Studies in the Modern University (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5800 - Practicum in the Teaching of English (1.0-3.0 cr)
Major Electives (21 to 27 credits)
Select at least 12 credits from the chosen emphasis area, plus 9 credits from 3 categories other than the emphasis area, to meet the 21-credit requirement. Up to 6 additional credits from this list may be applied to the outside coursework requirement. The area of emphasis and all courses must be selected in consultation with the advisor and director of graduate studies.
ENGL 5020 - Studies in Narrative (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5040 - Theories of Film (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5090 - Readings in Special Subjects (1.0-4.0 cr)
ENGL 5110 - Medieval Literatures and Cultures: Intro to Medieval Studies (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5150 - Readings in 19th-Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5170 - Readings in 20th-Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5300 - Readings in American Minority Literature (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5501 - Origins of Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5510 - Readings in Criticism and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5593 - The African-American Novel (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5701 - Great River Review (4.0 cr)
ENGL 5790 - Topics in Rhetoric, Composition, and Language (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5805 - Writing for Publication (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5992 - Directed Readings, Study, or Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
ENGL 8090 - Seminar in Special Subjects (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8110 - Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8120 - Seminar in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8140 - Seminar in 18th Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8170 - Seminar in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8180 - Seminar in 20th-Century British Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8190 - Seminar in 20th-Century Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8200 - Seminar in American Literature (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8290 - Topics, Figures, and Themes in American Literature (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8300 - Seminar in American Minority Literature (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8400 - Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature, Culture, and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8510 - Studies in Criticism and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8520 - Seminar: Cultural Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8530 - Seminar in Feminist Criticism (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8600 - Seminar in Language, Rhetoric, Literacy, and Composition (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8610 - Seminar in Language and Discourse Studies (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8992 - Directed Reading in Language, Literature, Culture, Rhetoric, Composition, or Creative Writing (1.0-9.0 cr)
Outside Coursework (6 to 12 Credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Students applying 6 Major Electives credits to this requirement must select at least 6 additional credits of outside coursework to complete the 12-credit requirement.
AFRO 5xxx
AFRO 8xxx
AMIN 5xxx
AMIN 8xxx
ARTH 5xxx
ARTH 8xxx
CI 5xxx
CI 8xxx
CL 8xxx
CSCL 5xxx
ENGW 5xxx
FREN 8110 - Topics in Early Medieval French Literature (3.0 cr)
FREN 8114 - Troubadour Lyric and Old Occitan Language (3.0 cr)
FREN 8230 - Critical Issues: Criticism and Thought (3.0 cr)
GER 5xxx
GER 8xxx
GLOS 5403 - Human Rights Advocacy (3.0 cr)
GLOS 5900 - Topics in Global Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8230 - Seminar: Cultural Criticism and Media Studies (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8270 - Seminar: Theories of Body (3.0 cr)
HIST 5xxx
HIST 8xxx
LAT 5xxx
LAT 8xxx
LAW 6702 - Legal History Workshop (2.0 cr)
LAW 6718 - Immigration and Criminal Law: Immigration Consequences of Crimes and Criminalizing Migration (2.0 cr)
LAW 6886 - International Human Rights Law (3.0 cr)
SCAN 5xxx
TH 5xxx
TH 8xxx
WRIT 5531 - Introduction to Writing Theory and Pedagogies (3.0 cr)
WRIT 5671 - Visual Rhetoric (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Take 24 doctoral thesis credits.
ENGL 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
 
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ENGL 5001 - Ph.D. Colloquium: Introduction to Literary Theory and Literary Studies in the Modern University
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Where and what is literary study vis-a-vis the history of the discipline, of the humanities, and of the university--all in the context of a graduate education. Literary theory focusing on key theoretical works that address the discipline, the humanities, and the university. Prerequisite: English grad student
ENGL 5800 - Practicum in the Teaching of English
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Discussion of and practice in recitation, lecture, small-groups, tutoring, individual conferences, and evaluation of writing/reading. Emphasizes theory informing effective course design/teaching for different disciplinary goals. Topics vary. See Class Schedule. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5020 - Studies in Narrative
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examine issues related to reading and understanding narrative in a variety of interpretive contexts. Topics may include "The 19th-century English (American, Anglophone) Novel," "Introduction to Narrative," or "Techniques of the Novel." Topics specified in the Class Schedule.
ENGL 5040 - Theories of Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced topics regarding film in a variety of interpretive contexts, from the range and historic development of American, English, and Anglophone film (e.g., "Fascism and Film," "Queer Cinemas"). Topics and viewing times announced in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5090 - Readings in Special Subjects
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General background preparation for advanced study. Diverse selection of literatures written in English, usually bridging national cultures and time periods. Readings specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 5110 - Medieval Literatures and Cultures: Intro to Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngL 3110/EngL 5110
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major and representative works of the Middle Ages. Topics specified in the Class Schedule.
ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topical readings in early modern poetry, prose, fiction, and drama. Attention to relevant scholarship or criticism. Preparation for work in other courses or seminars. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literature written in English, 1660-1798. Topics may include British literature of Reformation and 18th century, 18-century American literature, a genre (e.g., 18th-century novel). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5150 - Readings in 19th-Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics may include British Romantic or Victorian literatures, American literature, important writers from a particular literary school, a genre (e.g., the novel). Readings.
ENGL 5170 - Readings in 20th-Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
British, Irish, or American literatures, or topics involving literatures of two nations. Focuses either on a few important writers from a particular literary school or on a genre (e.g., drama). Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 5300 - Readings in American Minority Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngL 3300/EngL 3300H/EngL 5300
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contextual readings of 19th-/20th-century American minority writers. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 5501 - Origins of Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CL 5401/CSDS 5401/CSCL 5401/En
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intellectual map of the creation of cultural studies as a unique approach to studying social meanings. Key figures and concepts, including nineteenth- and early twentieth century precursors.
ENGL 5510 - Readings in Criticism and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Major works of classical criticism in the English critical tradition from Renaissance to 1920. Leading theories of criticism from 1920 to present. Theories of fiction, narratology. Feminist criticisms. Marxist criticisms. Psychoanalytic criticisms. Theories of postmodernism.
ENGL 5593 - The African-American Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3593/Afro 5593/EngL 3593/
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contextual readings of 19th-/20th-century black novelists, including Chesnutt, Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, Petry, Morrison, and Reed.
ENGL 5701 - Great River Review
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngL 5701/EngW 5701
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students will be assigned roles, both editorial and managerial, to assist in production of The Great River Review journal. They will explore and present on the history of the small magazine in American literature and meet with Twin Cities publishing professionals.
ENGL 5790 - Topics in Rhetoric, Composition, and Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5805 - Writing for Publication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Conference presentations, book reviews, revision of seminar papers for journal publication, and preparation of a scholarly monograph. Style, goals, and politics of journal and university press editors/readers. Electronic publication. Professional concerns. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5992 - Directed Readings, Study, or Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 45.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD Prereq-Grad student or instr consent.
ENGL 8090 - Seminar in Special Subjects
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Sample topics: literature of World War II, writings of the Holocaust, literature of English Civil War, advanced versification.
ENGL 8110 - Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sample topics: Chaucer; "Piers Plowman"; Middle English literature, 1300-1475; medieval literary theory; literature/class in 14th-century; texts/heresies in late Middle Ages.
ENGL 8120 - Seminar in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
British writers/topics, from Reformation to French Revolution. In first half of period (which divides at 1640), a typical topic is Spenser and epic tradition; in second half, women historians before Wollstonecraft.
ENGL 8140 - Seminar in 18th Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study of literature written in English, 1660-1798. Topics may include British literature of Reformation and 18th century, 18th-century American literature, a genre (e.g., 18th-century novel). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Perspectives/works vary with offering and instructor. Recent topics include Global Shakespeare, Shakespearian Comedy, Shakespeare and Performance.
ENGL 8170 - Seminar in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study in 19th-century British literature/culture. Sample topics: Romantic poetry, Victorian poetry, Englishness in Victorian novel, Victorian cultural criticism, text/image in 19th-century British culture. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8180 - Seminar in 20th-Century British Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sample topics: modernism, Bloomsbury Group, working-class/immigrant literature. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8190 - Seminar in 20th-Century Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics in Anglophone literatures of Canada, Africa, the Caribbean, India and Pakistan, and the Pacific. Sample topics: Stuart Hall and Black Britain; Salman Rushdie and cosmopolitan literatures; national literatures and partitioned states. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8200 - Seminar in American Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
American literary history. Sample topics: first American novels, film, contemporary short stories and poetry, American Renaissance, Cold War fiction, history of the book. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8290 - Topics, Figures, and Themes in American Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sample topics: Dickinson, 19th-century imperialism, Faulkner, San Francisco poets, humor, Chaplin, Hitchcock, and popular culture. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8300 - Seminar in American Minority Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sample topics: Harlem Renaissance, ethnic autobiographies, Black Arts movement. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8400 - Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature, Culture, and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sample topics: Marxism and nationalism; modern India; feminism and decolonization; "the Empire Writes Back"; Islam and the West. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8510 - Studies in Criticism and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Developments within critical theory that have affected literary criticism, by altering conceptions of its object ("literature") or by challenging conceptions of critical practice. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8520 - Seminar: Cultural Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sample topics: semiotics applied to perspective paintings, numbers, and money; analysis of a particular set of cultural practices by applying various theories to them. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8530 - Seminar in Feminist Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Brief history of feminist criticism, in-depth treatment of contemporary perspectives/issues. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8600 - Seminar in Language, Rhetoric, Literacy, and Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students read/conduct research on theories/literature relevant to cross-disciplinary fields committed to writing and to teaching writing.
ENGL 8610 - Seminar in Language and Discourse Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current theoretical/methodological issues in discourse analysis. Social/psychological determinants of language choice (class, ethnicity, gender) in various English-speaking societies. Application to case studies, review of scholarship.
ENGL 8992 - Directed Reading in Language, Literature, Culture, Rhetoric, Composition, or Creative Writing
Credits: 1.0 -9.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed Reading in Language, Literature, Culture, Rhetoric, Composition, or Creative Writing prereq: instr consent, dept consent
FREN 8110 - Topics in Early Medieval French Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to epic, romance, allegory, and theater in Old French readings (12th-13th centuries). Specific topics/texts studied vary. Taught in French.
FREN 8114 - Troubadour Lyric and Old Occitan Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Language and literature of Old Occitan (Old Proven[c]al), chiefly troubadours' songs. Some language instruction, reading of lyrics, consideration of social context, introduction to scholarly tradition. Knowledge of French, Spanish, Italian, or Latin desirable. Taught in English.
FREN 8230 - Critical Issues: Criticism and Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Critical issues relating to works in criticism/thought related to French/Francophone literature, philosophy or culture.
GLOS 5403 - Human Rights Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 5403/Law 6058
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical basis of human rights movement. Organizations, strategies, tactics, programs. Advocacy: fact-finding, documentation, campaigns, trial observations. Forensic science. Human rights education, medical/psychological treatment. Research project or background for case study. prereq: Grad student
GLOS 5900 - Topics in Global Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Proseminar. Selected issues in global studies. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Third World and transnational feminisms. Interrogating the categories of "women," "feminism," and "Third World." Varieties of power/oppression that women have endured/resisted, including colonization, nationalism, globalization, and capitalism. Concentrates on postcolonial context.
GWSS 8230 - Seminar: Cultural Criticism and Media Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics in literature, film, art.
GWSS 8270 - Seminar: Theories of Body
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How body is configured in many social arenas. Legal decisions, public policy, medical research, cultural customs. Examine how attitudes toward male/female bodies influence social myths/discourses about social policy/change.
LAW 6702 - Legal History Workshop
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This seminar brings in leading scholars engaged in projects at the intersection of law and history. The goal of the seminar is to provide students with an introduction to the field of legal history and an opportunity to engage with scholars working on innovative projects that span from the ancient to the modern world, covering a range of geographical regions as well. Workshop sessions will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of works-in-progress of the guest scholars. Collectively, their works will encourage students to think comparatively about the role of law in defining the nature and limits of state power, and more broadly about the historical dynamics of law and society, with particular attention to the ways in which law has served not only as a mode of governance, but also as a cultural resource, enabling individuals to contest conventional ideas about race, class, and gender difference, and the very meaning of social justice.
LAW 6718 - Immigration and Criminal Law: Immigration Consequences of Crimes and Criminalizing Migration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
In the last decade, there has been an increased emphasis on using the criminal justice system to help determine who is and who is not suitable to live and work in the United States. This phenomenon has had some increasingly interesting effects as the immigration apparatus has been for most of the history of the United States a civil and agency system. The increased reliance on the criminal justice system has caused some overlap of criminal justice norms- including concepts of right to counsel, detention and detainers and warrants. At the same time, the prosecution of federal migration crimes has skyrocketed in the same period to the point where the majority of all federal prisoners are imprisoned because of migration crimes.
LAW 6886 - International Human Rights Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of lawyers using procedures of the United Nations, Organization of American States, State Department, Congress, U.S. Courts, and nongovernmental organizations to address international human rights problems. Is there a law of international human rights? How is that law made, changed, and invoked? Problem method used.
WRIT 5531 - Introduction to Writing Theory and Pedagogies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course explores the nexus of theory and practice in terms of writing instruction and of technical writing and communication to help students identify their pedagogical positions and concrete practices. Designed as a collaborative, exploratory space for a community of teacher-scholars, it approaches the teaching of writing as a process that is both practiced and studied, is aided by reflection with others, and requires ongoing revision. Course texts address the scholarship of Composition, Rhetoric, and Technical Writing. Students put these texts in dialog, including with the ?texts? of their classrooms, to examine and reflect on their teaching practices. The course centers acts of engagement and reflection and emphasizes pedagogical inquiry. Students learn to: place a range of theories on writing instruction in conversation with their teaching; reflect on classroom practices and pedagogical theories; articulate individual philosophies of teaching; explore pedagogical issues of personal interest; foster pedagogical ?habits of mind? that serve students in classrooms at the UMN and beyond; and contribute to an active, supportive, and collaborative teaching community. prereq: Grad student
WRIT 5671 - Visual Rhetoric
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course investigates current understandings of how visuals participate in and extend the rhetorical strategies long associated with speech and writing. Students explore developments in the discipline of visual rhetoric by engaging with an emerging canon of texts that survey the work of rhetoricians, graphic designers, graphic novelists, commercial artists, fine artists, and technical communicators. Emphasis is placed on the use of visuals in science and technology; identifying shared principles of persuasion through visual information; developing the vocabulary to comment on, critique, and create visuals; and assessing whether visuals meet the needs of intended audiences.
ENGL 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required