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English M.A.

English
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of English, 410 Humanities, 1201 Ordean Court, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-8228; fax: 218-726-7457)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 32 to 33
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
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.
The master of arts program offers courses in English, Irish, and American literature; creative writing; linguistics; composition and rhetorical theory; book history; publishing; and English education. The program has four master's emphases: Literary Studies, for concentrated study of literature; interdisciplinary study in literature, language, and culture; publishing and print culture; and writing studies.
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 3.00.
An undergraduate degree including at least 30 credits in English or a related humanities field.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Entering students should have completed 30 credits in English (these may include credits in literature, language, advanced composition and other humanities fields), including 20 upper-division English courses that offer broad coverage of English and American literature. Any deficiencies will be determined and considered by the director of graduate studies in consultation with the graduate committee. Certain course prerequisites may be taken concurrently with graduate work and may be applied toward degree requirements.
Special Application Requirements:
GRE scores are on Verbal and Analytical Writing portions.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, 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
Plan B: Plan B requires 32 to 33 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:This degree requires two Plan B Projects totaling 120 hours of effort before taking the final exam. The projects normally are completed in connection with courses in English or in a related field. A completed project must be approved by a graduate faculty member.
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: Proficiency in an approved lanaguage.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
1. Requires certification of a reading knowledge appropriate to the candidate's area of study, of Latin, Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, American Sign Language, or other approved language by the Graduate Education Committee or completion of at least 6 course credits beyond the required credits. 2. Courses at the 4000-level in English, writing studies and linguistics may not be included in degree in English. 3. Some 4xxx courses are permitted in the related field.
Emphases Options
Literature, Language & Culture (32 cr)
At least 25 credits in the major, distributed in literature, linguistics, information design, or composition/rhetoric; and 2 Plan B projects.
Required English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies Courses
Take 23 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5312 - Chaucer (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5331 - Milton (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5471 - The Novella (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5581 - American Novel I (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5582 - American Novel II (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5583 - British Novel (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5591 - Independent Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature (1.0-4.0 cr)
· LING 5103 - Morphology: Word Structures and Rules (3.0 cr)
· LING 5400 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· LING 8591 - Independent Study in Linguistics (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 8500 - Graduate Seminar (3.0-6.0 cr)
· WRIT 8994 - Directed Research in Writing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
Plan B Project
Take 2 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
· WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
Related Field
In order to reach the minimum 32 credits, course(s) may be from ENGL coursework, another graduate program or approved language course(s). Credits in a related field are determined in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
-OR-
Literary Studies (32 cr)
At least 26 credits in the major and 2 Plan B projects.
Required English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies Courses
Take 24 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5312 - Chaucer (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5331 - Milton (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5471 - The Novella (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5581 - American Novel I (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5582 - American Novel II (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5583 - British Novel (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5591 - Independent Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature (1.0-4.0 cr)
Plan B Project
Take 2 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
· WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
Related Field
In order to reach the minimum 32 credits, course(s) may be from ENGL coursework, another graduate program or approved language course(s). Credits in a related field are determined in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
-OR-
Publishing & Print Culture (33 cr)
At least 27 credits within the major; distributed in literature, publishing information design, and print culture and 2 Plan B projects. Students must have a minimum of 33 credits between ENGL courses and related field courses.
Required English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies Courses
Take 25 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5312 - Chaucer (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5331 - Milton (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5471 - The Novella (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5581 - American Novel I (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5582 - American Novel II (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5583 - British Novel (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5591 - Independent Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature (1.0-4.0 cr)
· LING 5103 - Morphology: Word Structures and Rules (3.0 cr)
· LING 5400 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· LING 8591 - Independent Study in Linguistics (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 8500 - Graduate Seminar (3.0-6.0 cr)
· WRIT 8994 - Directed Research in Writing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
Plan B Project
Take 2 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
· WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
Related Field
In order to reach the minimum 33 credits, course(s) may be from ENGL coursework, another graduate program or approved language course(s). Credits in a related field are determined in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
-OR-
Writing Studies (32 cr)
At least 26 credits in the major, distributed in literature, linguistics, composition/rhetoric, information design and writing and 2 Plan B projects.
Required English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies Courses
Take 24 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5312 - Chaucer (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5331 - Milton (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5471 - The Novella (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914 (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5581 - American Novel I (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5582 - American Novel II (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5583 - British Novel (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5591 - Independent Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature (1.0-4.0 cr)
· LING 5103 - Morphology: Word Structures and Rules (3.0 cr)
· LING 5400 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· LING 8591 - Independent Study in Linguistics (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 8500 - Graduate Seminar (3.0-6.0 cr)
· WRIT 8902 - Teaching College Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 8910 - Practicum in Teaching Writing (1.0-4.0 cr)
· WRIT 8994 - Directed Research in Writing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
Plan B Project
Take 2 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
· WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS) (1.0 cr)
Related Field
In order to reach the minimum 32 credits, course(s) may be from ENGL coursework, another graduate program or approved language course(s). Credits in a related field are determined in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
 
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ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: 3121 or instructor consent
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to the genres and history of digital literature, and to the literary dimensions of online games, social media, and other network forms. Students will learn the theories, tools, and practices of digital literary study and criticism. pre-req: 8 credits of literature preferred
ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5331 - Milton
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Minor poems, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines traditional kinds of children's literary texts, as well as literary and pedagogical theory, advertising, movies, and television to consider childhood as an historical, aesthetic and social construct in Western culture from the eighteenth century to the present. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5471 - The Novella
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth study of selected masterworks of the form. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The Romantic movement in England as reflected in the works of such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Shelley, and Anne Radcliffe. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural and social concerns of Victorian England as reflected in the works of such writers as Tennyson, Arnold, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Samuel Butler. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Anglo-Irish literature in its socio-historical context. Such authors as Yeats, Synge, Gregory, Joyce, and O'Casey. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and topics vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors from the Colonial Era to the end of WWI. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors after 1914. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5581 - American Novel I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
The American novel, origins through 1920; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature or instructor consent
ENGL 5582 - American Novel II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The American novel, 1920 to present; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5583 - British Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The British novel in its social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Interdisciplinary study of postcolonial literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in their cultural and historical contexts. Critical examination of the postcolonial condition, including colonial constructions of knowledge and power and anti-colonial struggles against subordination. Exploration of key concepts, geography, history, theory, and future of postcolonial studies. prereq: minimum 6 credits of Literature
ENGL 5591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students choose projects in consultation with their instructor. prereq: instructor consent, maximum 6 credits may be applied to grad program
ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. Topic and credits announced before course offered. prereq: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the ways in which the middle ages were defined and canonized in print culture. Instruction on the processes of medieval manuscript production and editing, followed by analysis of rhetorical framework within which "medievalism" was constructed in the 19th century. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare and Milton were transformed into "major authors" and "national poets" through the publication of scholarly editions of their works subsequent to their deaths. Textual analysis of the editions is combined with study of their publication histories, including the roles of editors and publishers who produced them. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of reading, primarily in the United States and England. Study of factors affecting literacy in late 18th through early 20th centuries, including technological advances, educational reform and changes in authorship and literature. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The founding and promotion of the modernist movement in little magazines and small presses. Publishing careers of significant modernists (e.g. Ford, Pound, Yeats, H.D. Eliot, Joyce). prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Study of the making, marketing, and selling of American literature. Close attention to history of American publishing industry, emergence of popular genres such as the romance and popular forms such as the dime novel, and material and technological changes in book production. prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development. prereq: Graduate student; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 5802
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present.
ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and practice of teaching composition. Includes cognitive theories of the composition process, teaching, and writing across genres and purposes, and assessment of writing. For prospective teachers, grade 5 to community college level. prereq: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics in the study of British literature written prior to 1800. prereq: Graduate Student
ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Graduate seminar on selected topics in the study of British literature written from the late 18th century through the 20th century.
ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study of selected authors and topics announced ahead of time; historical, cultural, and literary contexts; methodology; relevant scholarship and criticism.
ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Core course required for all English M.A. (Plan B) students. Seminar in critical theory and methods of literary research. prereq: Grad Student
ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teaching in sophomore literature courses; experience preparing supplementary materials, consulting with students, and assisting instructors in grading student work. prereq: 8 credit grad-level literature or instructor consent
LING 5103 - Morphology: Word Structures and Rules
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01649 - Ling 4103/5103
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
An introductory survey course on linguistic morphology that examines key concepts used to describe and explain the internal structures of words, and also deals with the central word formation processes across the typologically different languages. This theoretical knowledge acquired is then applied to the analysis of word formation in various discourse domains in present-day English and non-Indo-European languages. prereq: 1811, Grad students
LING 8591 - Independent Study in Linguistics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed reading and/or research. prereq: department approval
WRIT 5100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01653 - Writ 4100/5100
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic grant writing principles, including common types of grants, project planning, locating and researching funders, and preparing effective narratives and budgets. Course utilizes lectures, discussion, group work, and guest speakers. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5100, Coll Grad or Grad student
WRIT 5197 - Internship in Writing
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01654 - Writ 4197/5197
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency. prereq: instructor consent, Coll Grad or Grad student
WRIT 5230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01656 - Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5230, Grad student
WRIT 5250 - New Media Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01657 - Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for WRIT 4250, Grad student
WRIT 5260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01573 - Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In addition to teaching the mechanics of graphic production, this class draws widely on the disciplines of digital design, statistics, narrative literature, engineering, and technical writing to enable students to conceive, produce, and write about visual texts critically and effectively.
WRIT 8500 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Varying topics appropriate to study of composition, English, language, and rhetoric. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8500
WRIT 8994 - Directed Research in Writing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Controlled research in methods, materials, and theories (both linguistic and rhetorical) used in composition classes, sometimes involving experiments with composition students in secondary schools and colleges. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8994; 8902; instructor consent
ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent
WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: 3121 or instructor consent
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to the genres and history of digital literature, and to the literary dimensions of online games, social media, and other network forms. Students will learn the theories, tools, and practices of digital literary study and criticism. pre-req: 8 credits of literature preferred
ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5331 - Milton
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Minor poems, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines traditional kinds of children's literary texts, as well as literary and pedagogical theory, advertising, movies, and television to consider childhood as an historical, aesthetic and social construct in Western culture from the eighteenth century to the present. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5471 - The Novella
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth study of selected masterworks of the form. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The Romantic movement in England as reflected in the works of such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Shelley, and Anne Radcliffe. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural and social concerns of Victorian England as reflected in the works of such writers as Tennyson, Arnold, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Samuel Butler. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Anglo-Irish literature in its socio-historical context. Such authors as Yeats, Synge, Gregory, Joyce, and O'Casey. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and topics vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors from the Colonial Era to the end of WWI. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors after 1914. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5581 - American Novel I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
The American novel, origins through 1920; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature or instructor consent
ENGL 5582 - American Novel II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The American novel, 1920 to present; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5583 - British Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The British novel in its social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Interdisciplinary study of postcolonial literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in their cultural and historical contexts. Critical examination of the postcolonial condition, including colonial constructions of knowledge and power and anti-colonial struggles against subordination. Exploration of key concepts, geography, history, theory, and future of postcolonial studies. prereq: minimum 6 credits of Literature
ENGL 5591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students choose projects in consultation with their instructor. prereq: instructor consent, maximum 6 credits may be applied to grad program
ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. Topic and credits announced before course offered. prereq: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the ways in which the middle ages were defined and canonized in print culture. Instruction on the processes of medieval manuscript production and editing, followed by analysis of rhetorical framework within which "medievalism" was constructed in the 19th century. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare and Milton were transformed into "major authors" and "national poets" through the publication of scholarly editions of their works subsequent to their deaths. Textual analysis of the editions is combined with study of their publication histories, including the roles of editors and publishers who produced them. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of reading, primarily in the United States and England. Study of factors affecting literacy in late 18th through early 20th centuries, including technological advances, educational reform and changes in authorship and literature. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The founding and promotion of the modernist movement in little magazines and small presses. Publishing careers of significant modernists (e.g. Ford, Pound, Yeats, H.D. Eliot, Joyce). prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Study of the making, marketing, and selling of American literature. Close attention to history of American publishing industry, emergence of popular genres such as the romance and popular forms such as the dime novel, and material and technological changes in book production. prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development. prereq: Graduate student; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 5802
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present.
ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and practice of teaching composition. Includes cognitive theories of the composition process, teaching, and writing across genres and purposes, and assessment of writing. For prospective teachers, grade 5 to community college level. prereq: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics in the study of British literature written prior to 1800. prereq: Graduate Student
ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Graduate seminar on selected topics in the study of British literature written from the late 18th century through the 20th century.
ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study of selected authors and topics announced ahead of time; historical, cultural, and literary contexts; methodology; relevant scholarship and criticism.
ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Core course required for all English M.A. (Plan B) students. Seminar in critical theory and methods of literary research. prereq: Grad Student
ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teaching in sophomore literature courses; experience preparing supplementary materials, consulting with students, and assisting instructors in grading student work. prereq: 8 credit grad-level literature or instructor consent
ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent
WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: 3121 or instructor consent
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to the genres and history of digital literature, and to the literary dimensions of online games, social media, and other network forms. Students will learn the theories, tools, and practices of digital literary study and criticism. pre-req: 8 credits of literature preferred
ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5331 - Milton
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Minor poems, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines traditional kinds of children's literary texts, as well as literary and pedagogical theory, advertising, movies, and television to consider childhood as an historical, aesthetic and social construct in Western culture from the eighteenth century to the present. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5471 - The Novella
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth study of selected masterworks of the form. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The Romantic movement in England as reflected in the works of such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Shelley, and Anne Radcliffe. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural and social concerns of Victorian England as reflected in the works of such writers as Tennyson, Arnold, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Samuel Butler. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Anglo-Irish literature in its socio-historical context. Such authors as Yeats, Synge, Gregory, Joyce, and O'Casey. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and topics vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors from the Colonial Era to the end of WWI. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors after 1914. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5581 - American Novel I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
The American novel, origins through 1920; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature or instructor consent
ENGL 5582 - American Novel II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The American novel, 1920 to present; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5583 - British Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The British novel in its social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Interdisciplinary study of postcolonial literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in their cultural and historical contexts. Critical examination of the postcolonial condition, including colonial constructions of knowledge and power and anti-colonial struggles against subordination. Exploration of key concepts, geography, history, theory, and future of postcolonial studies. prereq: minimum 6 credits of Literature
ENGL 5591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students choose projects in consultation with their instructor. prereq: instructor consent, maximum 6 credits may be applied to grad program
ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. Topic and credits announced before course offered. prereq: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the ways in which the middle ages were defined and canonized in print culture. Instruction on the processes of medieval manuscript production and editing, followed by analysis of rhetorical framework within which "medievalism" was constructed in the 19th century. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare and Milton were transformed into "major authors" and "national poets" through the publication of scholarly editions of their works subsequent to their deaths. Textual analysis of the editions is combined with study of their publication histories, including the roles of editors and publishers who produced them. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of reading, primarily in the United States and England. Study of factors affecting literacy in late 18th through early 20th centuries, including technological advances, educational reform and changes in authorship and literature. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The founding and promotion of the modernist movement in little magazines and small presses. Publishing careers of significant modernists (e.g. Ford, Pound, Yeats, H.D. Eliot, Joyce). prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Study of the making, marketing, and selling of American literature. Close attention to history of American publishing industry, emergence of popular genres such as the romance and popular forms such as the dime novel, and material and technological changes in book production. prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development. prereq: Graduate student; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 5802
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present.
ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and practice of teaching composition. Includes cognitive theories of the composition process, teaching, and writing across genres and purposes, and assessment of writing. For prospective teachers, grade 5 to community college level. prereq: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics in the study of British literature written prior to 1800. prereq: Graduate Student
ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Graduate seminar on selected topics in the study of British literature written from the late 18th century through the 20th century.
ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study of selected authors and topics announced ahead of time; historical, cultural, and literary contexts; methodology; relevant scholarship and criticism.
ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Core course required for all English M.A. (Plan B) students. Seminar in critical theory and methods of literary research. prereq: Grad Student
ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teaching in sophomore literature courses; experience preparing supplementary materials, consulting with students, and assisting instructors in grading student work. prereq: 8 credit grad-level literature or instructor consent
LING 5103 - Morphology: Word Structures and Rules
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01649 - Ling 4103/5103
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
An introductory survey course on linguistic morphology that examines key concepts used to describe and explain the internal structures of words, and also deals with the central word formation processes across the typologically different languages. This theoretical knowledge acquired is then applied to the analysis of word formation in various discourse domains in present-day English and non-Indo-European languages. prereq: 1811, Grad students
LING 8591 - Independent Study in Linguistics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed reading and/or research. prereq: department approval
WRIT 5100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01653 - Writ 4100/5100
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic grant writing principles, including common types of grants, project planning, locating and researching funders, and preparing effective narratives and budgets. Course utilizes lectures, discussion, group work, and guest speakers. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5100, Coll Grad or Grad student
WRIT 5197 - Internship in Writing
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01654 - Writ 4197/5197
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency. prereq: instructor consent, Coll Grad or Grad student
WRIT 5230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01656 - Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5230, Grad student
WRIT 5250 - New Media Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01657 - Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for WRIT 4250, Grad student
WRIT 5260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01573 - Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In addition to teaching the mechanics of graphic production, this class draws widely on the disciplines of digital design, statistics, narrative literature, engineering, and technical writing to enable students to conceive, produce, and write about visual texts critically and effectively.
WRIT 8500 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Varying topics appropriate to study of composition, English, language, and rhetoric. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8500
WRIT 8994 - Directed Research in Writing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Controlled research in methods, materials, and theories (both linguistic and rhetorical) used in composition classes, sometimes involving experiments with composition students in secondary schools and colleges. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8994; 8902; instructor consent
ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent
WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: 3121 or instructor consent
ENGL 5222 - Shakespeare
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concentrated study of selected plays, with attention to Shakespearean criticism and scholarship. Recommended as the second course in Shakespeare. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5270 - Digital Literature, Video Games and Online Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to the genres and history of digital literature, and to the literary dimensions of online games, social media, and other network forms. Students will learn the theories, tools, and practices of digital literary study and criticism. pre-req: 8 credits of literature preferred
ENGL 5312 - Chaucer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Middle English. Reading and analysis of Chaucer's works, primarily Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5331 - Milton
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Minor poems, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5375 - Modern Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Study of modern poetry written in English. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5444 - Childhood in Literature, History and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines traditional kinds of children's literary texts, as well as literary and pedagogical theory, advertising, movies, and television to consider childhood as an historical, aesthetic and social construct in Western culture from the eighteenth century to the present. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5471 - The Novella
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth study of selected masterworks of the form. prereq: Minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 5541 - Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of controversies and cultural change evident in English literature, 1660-1800. Such authors as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Fielding, Johnson prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5561 - English Romanticism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The Romantic movement in England as reflected in the works of such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Percy Shelley, and Anne Radcliffe. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5562 - Victorian Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural and social concerns of Victorian England as reflected in the works of such writers as Tennyson, Arnold, Christina and D.G. Rossetti, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Samuel Butler. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5566 - Irish Literary Revival
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Anglo-Irish literature in its socio-historical context. Such authors as Yeats, Synge, Gregory, Joyce, and O'Casey. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5572 - American Renaissance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
American Romanticism and the flowering of American literature from early 19th century to the Civil War (authors and topics vary; e.g., Thoreau, Fuller, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman). prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5574 - Studies in American Literature to 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors from the Colonial Era to the end of WWI. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5575 - Studies in American Literature after 1914
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of selected North American authors after 1914. Literature studied will vary in relation to what kind of literary or cultural study instructor intends or what kind of critical approach to literature is used. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5577 - Major American Authors
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concentrated study in one to three authors, who are announced before course is offered. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5581 - American Novel I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
The American novel, origins through 1920; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature or instructor consent
ENGL 5582 - American Novel II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The American novel, 1920 to present; cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. Authors and topics vary. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5583 - British Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The British novel in its social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts. prereq: 6 credits literature
ENGL 5584 - Mapping Postcolonial Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Interdisciplinary study of postcolonial literatures of Africa, Asia, and Latin America in their cultural and historical contexts. Critical examination of the postcolonial condition, including colonial constructions of knowledge and power and anti-colonial struggles against subordination. Exploration of key concepts, geography, history, theory, and future of postcolonial studies. prereq: minimum 6 credits of Literature
ENGL 5591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students choose projects in consultation with their instructor. prereq: instructor consent, maximum 6 credits may be applied to grad program
ENGL 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics not included in regular English curriculum. Topic and credits announced before course offered. prereq: Primarily for majors, minors, grads
ENGL 5661 - Publishing the Middle Ages
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the ways in which the middle ages were defined and canonized in print culture. Instruction on the processes of medieval manuscript production and editing, followed by analysis of rhetorical framework within which "medievalism" was constructed in the 19th century. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5662 - The Making of a Major Author: The Scholarly Edition in 17th- and 18th-Century England
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare and Milton were transformed into "major authors" and "national poets" through the publication of scholarly editions of their works subsequent to their deaths. Textual analysis of the editions is combined with study of their publication histories, including the roles of editors and publishers who produced them. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5663 - Readers and the History of Books
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of reading, primarily in the United States and England. Study of factors affecting literacy in late 18th through early 20th centuries, including technological advances, educational reform and changes in authorship and literature. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5664 - Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The founding and promotion of the modernist movement in little magazines and small presses. Publishing careers of significant modernists (e.g. Ford, Pound, Yeats, H.D. Eliot, Joyce). prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or instructor consent
ENGL 5665 - The American Literary Marketplace
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Study of the making, marketing, and selling of American literature. Close attention to history of American publishing industry, emergence of popular genres such as the romance and popular forms such as the dime novel, and material and technological changes in book production. prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student or instructor consent
ENGL 5802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development. prereq: Graduate student; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 5802
ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sounds, word stock, and structures of English language from earliest records to present.
ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and practice of teaching composition. Includes cognitive theories of the composition process, teaching, and writing across genres and purposes, and assessment of writing. For prospective teachers, grade 5 to community college level. prereq: grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGL 4902
ENGL 8171 - Seminar in Pre-1800 British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics in the study of British literature written prior to 1800. prereq: Graduate Student
ENGL 8181 - Seminar in British Literature, Late 18th - 20th Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Graduate seminar on selected topics in the study of British literature written from the late 18th century through the 20th century.
ENGL 8191 - Seminar: American Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study of selected authors and topics announced ahead of time; historical, cultural, and literary contexts; methodology; relevant scholarship and criticism.
ENGL 8906 - Introduction to Critical Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Core course required for all English M.A. (Plan B) students. Seminar in critical theory and methods of literary research. prereq: Grad Student
ENGL 8931 - Practicum in Teaching Literature
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teaching in sophomore literature courses; experience preparing supplementary materials, consulting with students, and assisting instructors in grading student work. prereq: 8 credit grad-level literature or instructor consent
LING 5103 - Morphology: Word Structures and Rules
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01649 - Ling 4103/5103
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
An introductory survey course on linguistic morphology that examines key concepts used to describe and explain the internal structures of words, and also deals with the central word formation processes across the typologically different languages. This theoretical knowledge acquired is then applied to the analysis of word formation in various discourse domains in present-day English and non-Indo-European languages. prereq: 1811, Grad students
LING 8591 - Independent Study in Linguistics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed reading and/or research. prereq: department approval
WRIT 5100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01653 - Writ 4100/5100
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic grant writing principles, including common types of grants, project planning, locating and researching funders, and preparing effective narratives and budgets. Course utilizes lectures, discussion, group work, and guest speakers. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5100, Coll Grad or Grad student
WRIT 5197 - Internship in Writing
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01654 - Writ 4197/5197
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency. prereq: instructor consent, Coll Grad or Grad student
WRIT 5230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01656 - Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5230, Grad student
WRIT 5250 - New Media Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01657 - Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for WRIT 4250, Grad student
WRIT 5260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01573 - Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In addition to teaching the mechanics of graphic production, this class draws widely on the disciplines of digital design, statistics, narrative literature, engineering, and technical writing to enable students to conceive, produce, and write about visual texts critically and effectively.
WRIT 8500 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Varying topics appropriate to study of composition, English, language, and rhetoric. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8500
WRIT 8902 - Teaching College Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analyze theoretical works and study pedagogical principals and practices related to teaching academic writing in college, including methods, materials, and objectives. Includes a major research project as well as oral presentations and/or teaching demonstrations. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 8902, required for tchg assts in Writ and Engl Depts, instructor consent
WRIT 8910 - Practicum in Teaching Writing
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teaching, tutoring, and assisting in composition courses; experience in preparation of materials, microteaching, and grading student work. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Engl 8910 or Comp 8910, instructor consent
WRIT 8994 - Directed Research in Writing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Controlled research in methods, materials, and theories (both linguistic and rhetorical) used in composition classes, sometimes involving experiments with composition students in secondary schools and colleges. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8994; 8902; instructor consent
ENGL 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent
WRIT 8094 - Plan B Research (DRS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research to complete Plan B Project as required by the English MA program. prereq: instructor consent