English (ENG)

ENG 500 Listening/Speaking in Context3 Credit hours   

This course promotes the development of English language fluency by nonnative speakers of English. It specifically targets the language skills necessary for successful oral communication within a graduate school context.

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ENG 501 Reading in Context3 Credit hours   

This course prepares nonnative speakers of English to meet the challenges of reading for academic purposes at the graduate college level by improving their reading skills and English language proficiency.

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ENG 502 Comp & Rhet for Teachers3 Credit hours   

Study of rhetorical invention and models of composing process, with intensive practice in writing.

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ENG 505 History English Language3 Credit hours   

The phonology, spelling, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of previous language periods as background to Modern English.

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ENG 506 Composition in Context6 Credit hours   

This course for nonnative speakers of English focuses on written English within a graduate school context. Attention is placed on grammar, mechanics, research, American English rhetorical conventions, and process writing.

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ENG 507 Writing, Editing & Doc Design3 Credit hours   

Study of the principles and practices of professional writing, editing, and document design.

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ENG 508 Writing in the Digital World3 Credit hours   

Development of writing skills and strategies with an emphasis on digital texts and genres.

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ENG 509 Milton3 Credit hours   

Biographical and critical study, including Milton's English poetry and prose, and his literary and intellectual milieu.

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ENG 510 Shaks Comedy Tragedy & Rom3 Credit hours   

Intensive study of Shakespeare's comedies, tragicomedies and late romances. Also includes the Sonnets and Venus and Adonis.

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ENG 511 Chaucer3 Credit hours   

The poetry of Chaucer, including the Canterbury Tales, in the light of medieval tradition and critical analysis.

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ENG 512 Shaks Hist & Tragedies3 Credit hours   

Intensive study of Shakespeare's histories and Tragedies.

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ENG 514 19th Cent English Novel3 Credit hours   

Austen, Scott, the Brontes, Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray, Trollope, Meredith, Hardy, Butler, Wilde, and their contemporaries.

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ENG 515 Victorian Poetry3 Credit hours   

Emphasis on Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, Hopkins, Christina Rossetti, Hardy and the pre-Raphaelites.

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ENG 516 Victorian Nonfiction3 Credit hours   

Essays, speeches, treasties, and other works from Britain's Victorian age. Includes such authors as Arnold, Carlyle, Darwin, Huxley, Eliot, Martineau, Mill, Newman, and others.

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ENG 517 English Drama to 16423 Credit hours   

Non-Shakespearean English drama from its beginnings to the closing of the theatres.

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ENG 519 Approaches Teaching Lit3 Credit hours   

The intensive study of the pedagogy of literature and literary critical theory and its classroom applications.

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ENG 521 American Lit to 18303 Credit hours   

Study of American literature of the Puritan, Colonial, and Federal periods, including such authors as Jonathan Edwards, Edward Taylor, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Phillis Wheatley, Washington Irving, and Catharine Maria Sedgwick.

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ENG 522 American Lit 1830-18653 Credit hours   

American literature of the Romantic Period, including such authors as Emerson, Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Whitman, Fuller, Douglass, Stowe, and other figures of the period.

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ENG 523 American Lit 1865-19143 Credit hours   

American literature of the Realistic and Naturalistic periods, including such authors as Howells, Twain, James, Dreiser, Chesnutt, Wharton, Crane, and Chopin.

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ENG 524 American Literature after 19143 Credit hours   

American literature after 1914, including such authors as Faulkner, Hemingway, Cather, Mailer, Carver, Vonnegut, Morrison and others.

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ENG 526 Appalachian Lit & Theory3 Credit hours   

Appalachian Literature and Theory conducts an in-depth study of aspects of Appalachian culture and literature through the lens of select literary and social theories such as multiculturalism, feminism, or post-colonialism.

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ENG 528 International Literature3 Credit hours   

Readings in contemporary literature from the non Anglo-European world. Texts by Asian, African, South American, Australian, and other authors.

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ENG 530 Young Adult Literature3 Credit hours   

Critical study of literature intended for adolescent and pre-adolescent readers. Focus on coming-of-age and identity issues, and on texts representing cultural, ethnic, and social diversities of U.S. and world literatures.

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ENG 531 Writing for Nonprofit3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the genres and strategic applications of writing for nonprofit organizations. Students will analyze relevant texts and resources while writing and producing materials that nonprofits require.

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ENG 532 Contemporary Literature3 Credit hours   

Examines literature of the present and its influences, including the inter-relationship between literature and other forms of textual/cultural production (e.g., cinema, television, popular music, comix/managa, ‘zines, blogs, hypertext).

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ENG 533 Contemp English Poetry3 Credit hours   

Principle poetry since the Victorian period.

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ENG 534 Contemp American Poetry3 Credit hours   

Principle poetry since 1900.

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ENG 535 Modernism3 Credit hours   

A study of trans-Atlantic Modernist writers, including both poetry and prose.

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ENG 536 Medieval English Lit3 Credit hours   

Old English elegiac and heroic poetry; Middle English lyrics and romances; the Ricardian poets and Malory

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ENG 537 Tudor Lit 16th Century3 Credit hours   

Survey may include works by More, Skelton, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Nashe, Marlowe, Raleigh, Lyly, Sidney, Mary Sidney, and Shakespeare, excluding drama.

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ENG 538 17th Century Lit3 Credit hours   

Survey may include Donne and the Metaphysical poets, the Cavalier lyricists, Bacon, Browne, Wroth, Cary, Lanyer, Herbert, Jonson, Burton, Walton, Hobbes, and Bunyan.

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ENG 547 English Romantic Poets3 Credit hours   

Emphasis on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelly, and Keats.

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ENG 555 Literary Criticism3 Credit hours   

Historical study, with application of principles.

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ENG 560 Comp and Writing Center Theory4 Credit hours   

Introduces students to the study of teaching writing in a classroom setting and in one-to-one tutoring. (PR: graduate program admission)

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ENG 566 Literacy Studies3 Credit hours   

Theories of writing and reading development with a focus on cultural, linguistic, and rhetorical influences on literacy acquisition.

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ENG 567 Visual Rhetoric3 Credit hours   

Study of the production, strategies, reception, and persuasive effects of visual texts.

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ENG 569 Creative Writing Pedagogy3 Credit hours   

A study of the professional and pedagogical methods and theories related to teaching and designing courses in creative writing.

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ENG 570 Form/Theory: Creative Writing3 Credit hours   

Readings in contemporary literature (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) addressing the work in terms of the formal and theoretical concerns that drive it. Course text will challenge notions of genre, form, theory, and practice.

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ENG 575 Intro to Linguistics3 Credit hours   

The structural and descriptive approach to study of the English language.

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ENG 576 Structures of English Language3 Credit hours   

Study of the structures of English grammar, including how these structures relate to punctuation, language acquisition, dialect variation, and the history of English.

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ENG 578 Intro to Sociolinguistics3 Credit hours   

Sociolinguistics is the study of the effects of language in society, relevant to discourse practices, language attitudes, variations, shifts, and changes.

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ENG 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 591 Poetry Workshop3 Credit hours   

A practical and intensive class in exploring the varieties of creative expression; exercises on the creating of verse in different forms and styles.

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ENG 592 Fiction Workshop3 Credit hours   

A forum for presentation, discussion, and refinement of the student’s work, either short stories or novels.

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ENG 593 Creative Nonfiction Workshop3 Credit hours   

A writing workshop where students develop and refine their original creative nonfiction (memoir, biography, essays, travel/leisure writing, etc.), employing techniques typically reserved for fiction (dialogue, narrative, poetic language, etc.).

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ENG 615 TESOL Methods3 Credit hours   

This course aims at teaching English for academic purposes, ranging from teaching language skills to pragmatics to cultural understanding, in relation to theories of language and language learning.

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ENG 617 TESOL Curriculum Dev3 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to core principles of curriculum development for the language classroom. Students develop the abilities to critique and adapt textbooks and to design and create classroom materials.

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ENG 618 Language Assessment3 Credit hours   

Students are introduced to core principles of language assessment. By exploring a varietyh of assessment techniques, students develop the ability to critique current assessments and to build their own assessments.

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ENG 622 Second Language Learning3 Credit hours   

This course starts with an overview of disciplinary frameworks of language development, then addresses the four major theoretical perspectives: linguistics, cognitive, sociolinguistic and sociocultural.

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ENG 624 20th Century British Novel3 Credit hours   

Major British novelists of the twentieth century.

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ENG 625 20th Century American Novel3 Credit hours   

Major American novelists of the twentieth century.

Pre-req: ENG 630.

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ENG 626 Systemic Functional Grammar3 Credit hours   

This course is a general introduction to the principles and practice of Systemic Functional Grammar with an emphasis on the paradigmatic meaning making potential of language systems.

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ENG 627 Text Analysis3 Credit hours   

Text analysis compares crucial aspects of English syntax, discourse pragmatics, and prepositional and lexical semantics with those of other languages.

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ENG 628 20th Cent African-American Lit3 Credit hours   

An intensive study of selected novels, plays and poems of the period.

Pre-req: ENG 630.

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ENG 630 Materials & Meth Research3 Credit hours   

Instruction and practice in scholarly literary research. Required among first 12 hours of course work and prior to admission to candidacy for the Master of Arts degree with a major in English.

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ENG 631 Major American Authors3 Credit hours   

An intensive study of selected American authors.

Pre-req: ENG 630.

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ENG 632 Topics in American Lit3 Credit hours   

Concentrated study of continuing themes or influences in American literature; for example, narrative perspectives, regional influences, or conflictinag agrarian and industrial values.

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ENG 633 ENG Research Applied Lin3 Credit hours   

To inform students of various approaches to research in applied linguistics. To equip students with the critical skills to evaluate research with the end result of conducting their own research.

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ENG 634 Teaching EAP3 Credit hours   

To help students understand the characteristics of academic English, and to train pre-service ESL or EFL teachers on how to teach English for academic purposes.

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ENG 635 Major Texts3 Credit hours   

An intensive study of a single major text from any period of British, American, or anglophone literature, leading to mastery of the text, its critical responses, and its influences.

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ENG 636 Selected English Writers3 Credit hours   

An intensive study of a small group of selected English writers such as the Metaphysical Poets, the Cavalier Poets, or the Bloomsbury Group.

Pre-req: ENG 630.

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ENG 637 Topics in English Lit3 Credit hours   

A concentrated study of themes or influences in English literature; for example, narrative strategies, medievalism, the pastsoral mode, or conflicting moral, social or literay values.

Pre-req: ENG 630.

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ENG 638 Language and Context3 Credit hours   

Survey of genre and register analysis research from the three perspectives of ESP (English for Special Purpose), New Rhetoric, and Systemic Functional Linguistics.

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ENG 639 CALL3 Credit hours   

This graduate seminar course introduces students to general topics of computer-assisted language learning (CALL), focusing on the use and research of computer technologies in second-language teaching and learning. Students will gain updated pedagogical knowledge on the integration of CALL in language classes, and also develop competence to evaluate and conduct research in CALL.

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ENG 640 Composition Pedagogy3 Credit hours   

This course builds on composition theory to address the various pedagogies and strategies most commonly practiced in the beginning composition classroom. Required for graduate assistants in English.

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ENG 645 Res Method Comp & Rhet3 Credit hours   

An applied survey course in the theories, methods, and designs of research in the discipline of Composition and Rhetoric.

Pre-req: ENG 560.

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ENG 646 Topics Rhetoric Composition3 Credit hours   

Study of prevailing topics in Rhetoric and Composition. Topics may include Eco-Rhetoric, Assessment, and the Rhetoric of Science, among others.

Pre-req: ENG 560.

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ENG 648 Feminist Rhetorics3 Credit hours   

Study of the ways language shapes and is influenced by gender and identity.

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ENG 650 Special Topics3 Credit hours   

Topics designed by individual professors according to special interests (outside of strictly English or American literature subjects) and approved departmentally on a year- to-year basis, to be offered the following year.

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ENG 651 Special Topics3 Credit hours   
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ENG 652 Special Topics3 Credit hours   
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ENG 653 Special Topics3 Credit hours   

Topics designed by individual professors according to special interests (outside of strictly English or American literature subjects) and approved departmentally on a year- to-year basis, to be offered the following year.

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ENG 660 Literary Theory3 Credit hours   

Intensive introduction to one or more literary or cultural theories, familiarizing students with the major developments, terms, premises, and debates of the theory or theories in question.

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ENG 661 Studies in Genre3 Credit hours   

An intensive study of one or more literary genres, familiarizing students with the major developments, terms, premises, and debates concerning the genre or genres in question.

Pre-req: ENG 630.

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ENG 665 Creative Writing Workshop3 Credit hours   

An intensive multi-genre study of the best practices for the writing and revising of creative writing.

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ENG 670 TESOL Practicum I3 Credit hours   

This supervised practicum engages students in classroom observation and promotes their ability to reflect on classroom practice.

Pre-req: ENG 615 or ENG 617 or ENG 651.

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ENG 671 TESOL Practicum II3 Credit hours   

In this supervised practicum, students design and implement lessons in language classrooms. Students receive feedback on their teaching and engage in the practice of reflection.

Pre-req: ENG 670.

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ENG 675 Professional Topics in Writing3 Credit hours   

A study of professional topics on the writing, editing/publishing and teaching of writing in the current literacy and job markets.

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ENG 681 Thesis1-9 Credit hours   

Pre-req: ENG 630.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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ENG 682 Portfolio1-9 Credit hours   

Extensive revision and creation of new original writing for the purposes of demonstrating knowledge and ability, as well as preparing students for further graduate study or the job market.

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ENG 683 Comprehensive Exams1-9 Credit hours   

Preparation and extensive reading for exams in three areas of study. Students are expected to demonstrate expertise in these three areas through completion of essay exams.

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ENG 685 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 686 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

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ENG 687 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent Study

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ENG 688 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent Study

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ENG 689 Internship1-4 Credit hours   

Supervised work experience in English.

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