Programs by Campus
- ENG–D 600 History of the English Language (3–4 cr.) Survey of the evolution of the English language from its earliest stages to the present, with reference to its external history and to its phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary.
- ENG–G 552 Linguistics and the Teacher of English (4 cr.) Topics in applied English linguistics, intended for English teachers at all levels.
- ENG–L 501 Professional Scholarship in Literature (4 cr.) Instruction in the materials, tools, and methods of research. The course is especially designed to familiarize beginning graduate students with the research expectations associated with graduate study in literature.
- ENG–L 502 Contexts for Study of Writing (4 cr.) Historical and cognitive effects of writing, reading, and language use, and the implications of these effects for the teaching and study of literature and writing. Special emphasis will be placed on the history and psychology of literacy.
- ENG–L 590 Internship in English (4 cr.) A supervised internship in the uses of language in the workplace. Each intern will be assigned a problem or task and will develop the methods for solving or completing it. Each intern will complete a portfolio of workplace writing and self-evaluation.
- ENG–L 623 English Drama from the 1590s to 1800, Exclusive of Shakespeare (4 cr.) P: Familiarity with half a dozen plays of Shakespeare.
- ENG–L 625 Shakespeare (4 cr.) Critical analysis of selected texts.
- ENG–L 631 English Literature 1660–1790 (4 cr.) Extensive reading in poetry and nonfictional prose.
- ENG–L 639 English Fiction to 1800 (4 cr.)
- ENG–L 642 Studies in Romantic Literature (4 cr.) An advanced survey of the literature and writings of the major writers of the British Romantic movement, including Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
- ENG–L 647 Studies in Victorian Literature (4 cr.) Study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. Course may be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
- ENG–L 653 American Literature 1800-1900 (4 cr.) Intensive historical and critical study of all genres from Washington Irving through Frank Norris.
- ENG–G 660 Stylistics (4 cr.) Survey of traditional and linguistic approaches to the study of prose and poetic style. Attention will center on the description of the verbal characteristics of texts, what those characteristics reflect about the author, and how they affect the reader.
- ENG–L 674 Studies in International English Literature (4 cr.) Literatures from Africa, the Caribbean Islands, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, the Indian subcontinent, or Canada.
- ENG–L 680 Special Topics: Literary Study and Theory (4 cr.) Readings in sociological, political, psychological, and other approaches to literature.
- ENG–L 681 Genre Studies (Variable title: e.g., The Epic) (4 cr.)
- ENG–L 695 Individual Readings in English (1–4 cr.)
- ENG–W 500 Teaching Composition: Issues and Approaches (4 cr.) Consideration of fundamental issues in the teaching of writing and the major approaches to composition instruction. Specific topics include teaching invention and revision, diagnosing errors, teaching style and organization, making assignments, and evaluating student writing.
- ENG–W 511 Writing Fiction (4 cr.) Either ENG W511 or ENG W513 may be taken twice for the M.A.
- ENG–W 513 Writing Poetry (4 cr.) Poetry writing workshop on the study of prosody and form (including formal elements of free verse) in the context of writing by class members. Course may be taken twice for M.A. credit.
- ENG–W 553 Theory and Practice of Exposition (1–3 cr.) Primarily for secondary-school and junior-college teachers of English.
- ENG–W 609 Directed Writing Projects (4 cr.)
- ENG–W 615 Writing Creative Nonfiction (4 cr.) Writing workshop in such modes as personal essay, autobiography, and documentary.
- CMLT–C 603 Topics in Comparative Literature Studies (4 cr.) Explores specific problems between two literatures or between literature and another area in the humanities. May be repeated for credit.
- ENG–L 660 Studies in American Literature 1900–Present (4 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period.