Graduate Course Descriptions
  • ENG 510 Writing Center Practicum 1-3(Spec)  Fall, Spring
    Examines key issues in writing and teaching writing and provides a mediated, instructional experience for working one-on-one with writing. Prerequisites: Enrolled by instructor permission only.
  • ENG 513 Special Topics 1-6(Spec)  On Demand
  • ENG 514 Language and Media Discourse 3(3-0) Spring  - odd years
    Rhetorical theory and techniques in print and non-print media.
  • ENG 517 Reading and the English Classroom 3(3-0) Fall - odd years
    The relationship of reading to the teaching of English through an introduction to the reading process, the needs of reluctant readers, and K-12 and ESL literacy issues.
  • ENG 519 Teaching of Composition 3(3-0) Summer
    Research and methodology in the teaching of composition.
  • ENG 535 History of Literary Criticism 3(3-0) Spring - odd years
    Review of critical attitudes and approaches of enduring significance. Prerequisite: 6 hours of literature.
  • ENG 539 Seminar in Major Nonfiction Writers 3-9(Spec) Fall - even years
    Creative and critical approaches to the study of representative works by selected major writers of literary or creative nonfiction. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status; or ENG 101 or ENG 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or ENG 234.
  • ENG 545 Chaucer 3(3-0) Fall - odd years
    Middle English grammar and pronunciation. The life and works of Chaucer with emphasis on the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde.
  • ENG 547 Seminar in Major British Writers 3-9(Spec) on demand
    A study of one or more British writers, selected by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status or the following: Grade of "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 103/099 or ELI 198; Grade of "C" or better in ENG 201; either ENG 134 or ENG 234.
  • ENG 549 Advanced Shakespeare: Tragedy and Problem Plays 3(3-0) Spring - even years
    Examination of the development of Shakespearean tragedy and the final plays. Prerequisite: a previous university course in Shakespeare (ENG 349).
  • ENG 559 Seminar in Major American Writers 3-9(Spec) on demand
    A study of several American writers selected by the instructor. Recommended: 6 hours of American literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • ENG 561 European Romanticism: A Comparative Approach 3(3-0) on demand
    Comparative study of representative works written during the Romantic movement in Europe. Literary themes will be evaluated from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • ENG 569 Seminar in Major World Writers 3-9(Spec) on demand
    A study of one or more writers, selected by the instructor, from various regions of the world. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status or the following: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; Eng 201 with a grade of C or better; ENG 134 or ENG 234. Recommended: 6-9 hours of ENG 300 and/or ENG 400 level courses.
  • ENG 570 Old English 3(3-0) Fall - even years
    Grammar and pronunciation with readings from literature of the Old English period.
  • ENG 571 Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages 3(3-0)
    Principles and techniques for teaching English to students whose first language is not English. Prerequisite: ENG 375.
  • ENG 573 Linguistics and Reading 3(3-0) Spring - odd years
    The reading process, the effects of language on reading, the relation between language and writing, and the ways people process information. Prerequisite: ENG 375 or ENG 576.
  • ENG 574 TESOL Materials, Assessment, Curriculum 3(3-0) Spring
    Techniques for designing curricula, teaching materials, and tests and other assessment tools for ESL/EFL or bilingual/bicultural classrooms. Prerequisites: ENG 571; Graduate status or the following: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; ENG 201 with a grade of C or better.
  • ENG 577 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 3(3-0) Fall
    An introduction to the principles and theories of second language acquisition, and their implications for language teaching. Prerequisites: ENG 375.
  • ENG 578 Applied Sociolinguistics 3(3-0) Fall
    Topics include cross-cultural aspects of conversation, speech act theory language and gender, non-verbal behavior. Role of socio-cultural variables in language acquisition will also be discussed. Prerequisites: ENG 375.
  • ENG 579 Topics in English Linguistics 3-9(Spec) on Demand
    Practical and theoretical problems involving language and its description. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite: ENG 375.
  • ENG 580/LMT 580 Literature for Young Adults 3(3-0) Fall, Spring
    Reading interests and library materials of junior and senior high students; methods of stimulating reading. Subject grouping of books related to adolescent reading interests/needs. Identical to LMT 580. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: Completion of 86 hours, ENG 201 with a grade of C or better, One of: ENG 134 or ENG 234 or ENG 381; or graduate status.
  • ENG 581 The History of Children's Literature 3(3-0) Spring
    Major trends in the history of children's literature as they emerged under certain philosophical, educational, and social influences in England, America, and Europe. Emphasis on literary analysis. Prerequisites: ENG 201 with a grade of C or better, One of: ENG 134 or ENG 234 or ENG 381; or graduate status.
  • ENG 582 Cultural Pluralism in Young Adult and Children's Literature 3(3-0) Fall, Spring
    The exploration of the literary and cultural heritage of American minorities including Black, Mexican, and Native American, primarily through folk literature, fiction, and biography. Prerequisites: ENG 381 or instructor permission. (University Program Group IV-C)
  • ENG 583 The Heroic Tradition in Children's Literature 3(3-0) Spring
    Study of the hero in epic, myth, folktale, and legend; including modern examples.
  • ENG 601 Graduate Composition 3(3-0) Spring
    Applications of various approaches to writing nonfiction for teaching and nonteaching majors who wish to perfect their own writing.
  • ENG 602 Research Materials and Methods 3(3-0) Fall
    Instruction in materials and methods for research in language and literature. Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Program in English.
  • ENG 603 Advanced Professional Communications 3(3-0) Fall - odd years
    A study of the requirements of effective writing in professional fields. Prerequisite: ENG 303; Recommended: Previous work-related experience with a professional communications focus.
  • ENG 614 Practicum in Teaching College Composition 3(3-0) Fall
    Study and practice of the theories, methods, and materials of teaching first-year college composition. Prerequisites: Open to English teaching assistants.
  • ENG 615 Problems in Teaching English 3(3-0) Spring - odd years
    An analysis of the issues, methods, and techniques of teaching English.
  • ENG 618 Teacher-Research Methods 3(3-0) Spring - even years
    This course explores and implements classroom-based research methods so that students will learn to become both theorist-practitioners and teacher-practitioners.
  • ENG 619 Continuing Registration for Final Research Project 1(1-0) Fall, Spring
    A non-credit course intended for students who have completed all program credits but still need to use university resources to complete their degree requirements.
  • ENG 621 Seminar in Contemporary Poetry 3(3-0) Spring
    A study of selected contemporary poets in the context of major developments in the poetry of the twentieth century. Recommended: 6 hours of literature at the graduate or undergraduate level.
  • ENG 622 Seminar in Contemporary Fiction 3(3-0) Spring
    Study of significant and influential fiction from 1945 to the present. Prerequisites: Graduate status.
  • ENG 635 Seminar in English Literature 3-9(Spec) Fall, Spring - even years
    A study of one of the following periods of English literature: A. Literature of Medieval England and the Renaissance; B. Literature of 17th and 18th Century England; C. Literature of 19th Century England; D. Modern Period. Recommended: 6 hours of English literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • ENG 636 Seminar in Critical Problems 3(3-0) Fall, Spring - odd years
    A study of the major theories and theorists in contemporary literary studies and selected critical problems generated by them. Recommended: 6 hours of literature.
  • ENG 637 Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition 3-6(Spec) Fall - even years
    Theoretical issues, practices, history, texts, applications in Rhetoric and Composition. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours.
  • ENG 638 Seminar in Textual Analysis and Editing 3(3-0) Fall - odd years
    A course designed to prepare students for editing responsibilities found in a variety of fields, including education and scholarly publications.
  • ENG 656 Seminar in American Literature 3-9(Spec) Fall, Spring - odd years
    The role of nature, frontier, or other factors in American literature of one of the following periods: A. Pre-Romantic Period; B. Romantic Period; C. Realistic and Naturalistic Periods; D. Modern Period. Recommended: 6 hours of American literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • ENG 665 Seminar in World Literature 3-9(Spec) Spring
    The tracing of ideas through World Literatures from one of the following periods: A. Classical literature; B. Medieval and Renaissance literature; C. 18th and 19th Century literature; D. Modern literature. Recommended: 6 hours of world literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • ENG 672 Applied Linguistics in Written Communication 3(3-0) Spring - odd years
    Linguistic approaches to textual analysis and the application of research findings in teaching written standard English. Prerequisites: None
  • ENG 673 English Phonology for Language Teachers 3(3-0) Spring - even years
    Basic elements of English pronunciation, including segmental phonology, general articulation features, rhythm, and intonation. Involves analysis of pronunciation of native and non-native English speakers. Prerequisite: ENG 375.
  • ENG 674 English Grammar for Language Teachers 3(3-0) Fall - odd years
    A functional approach to English grammar, examining the uses of the major grammatical constructions. Includes analysis of language of native and non-native speakers of English. Prerequisite: ENG 271.
  • ENG 675 Seminar in English Linguistics 3-9(3-9) Spring - even years
    Problems in sociolinguistics, bilingualism, historical grammar, the application of modern linguistic theory to the teaching of English or foreign languages. Prerequisite: ENG 375; Recommended: Some foreign language study. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.
  • ENG 681 Seminar in Children's Literature 3-9(Spec) Spring
    Current issues in Children's Literature Studies. This 3 credit course may be taken up to three times.
  • ENG 690 Practicum in TESOL 1-3(Spec) Fall, Spring
    An examination and application of methods, materials, and classroom management techniques necessary to teach English effectively to speakers of other languages. May be repeated to a maximum of three hours. Prerequisites: Final one-credit unit requires completion of ENG 571 or 577.
  • ENG 691 Seminar Writing Fiction 3-6(Spec) Fall
    Workshop in fiction writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. Creative Writing Concentration.
  • ENG 692 Seminar in Writing Poetry 3-6(Spec) Fall
    Workshop in poetry writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. Creative Writing Concentration.
  • ENG 693 Seminar in Writing Nonfiction 3-6(Spec) Spring - even years
    Workshop in contemporary approaches to nonfiction writing. This is a 3 credit course which may be taken twice.
  • ENG 697 Independent Study 3-6(Spec) Fall, Spring
    Prerequisite: approval by instructor and department chairperson required before registration. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.
  • ENG 718 Internship: Teaching 6(Spec)
    Supervised teaching experience in community college for pre-service teachers in Master of Arts in Composition and Communication Program. Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate work in the MACC program, including ENG 519, ENG 601, ENG 637.
  • ENG 719 Internship: Professional Communication 6(Spec)
    Supervised experience in writing, editing, and/or similar technical or professional activity for students in the Master of Arts in Composition and Communication Program. Prerequisites: 24 credit hour of MACC graduate work; permission of instructor and approval of advisor.
  • ENG 799 Thesis 1-6(Spec)
    CR/NC only.
 

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