Graduate Courses

English

CourseCredit Hours

AML6506: Studies in Early American Literature


Description: This course covers selected themes and topics in American Literature before 1864.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
3

AML6507: Studies in Later American Literature


Description: This course will cover selected themes and topics in American literature after 1864.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
3

ENC5226: Technical Writing


Description: This course is one of the courses in the Rhetoric and Composition concentration within the M.A. in English. This course is a graduate course that prepares students for the types of writing found in professional and research settings. Rather than mere information transfer, technical writing translates and mediates highly complex details, often for far less expert audiences.
3

ENC5706: Style as Substance


Description: This course is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration in the M.A. in English. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the theoretical and technical background to recognize the sources of grammar, style, and rhetorical problems that so often trouble their own writing, as well as the writing of inexperienced writers.
3

ENC5720: Problems in Contemporary Composition


Description: This course is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration within the M.A. in English. This course will introduce students to the major theories of contemporary composition, the major theories of sentence and paragraph construction, and the design of writing assignments and assessments of those assignments.
3

ENC5935: Special Topics in Composition and Rhetoric


Description: This course will present selected topics in Composition and Rhetoric. Subjects will vary according to the instructor.
3

ENC6700: Studies in Composition Theory


Description: This course is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration within the M.A. in English. In this class we will explore some of the most influential theories of rhetoric by reading primary and secondary texts and apply them to contemporary problems in the teaching of composition.
3

ENC6721: Studies in Composition Research


Description: This course is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration within the M.A. in English. Students will be introduced to a variety of empirical research methods commonly used in writing research and will have the opportunity to practice designing empirical studies in composition. The goal of this course is for students to become familiar with the methods, discourse conventions, and issues surrounding empirical research in composition.
3

ENC6942: Teaching Practicum in the Writing Classroom

Prerequisites: Two of the three following courses are prerequisites: The Subject of Composition, Five Major Problems in Composition, The Grammar and Rhetoric of Sentence and Paragraph and Permission of the Graduate Coordinator Teaching Practicum in the Writing Classroom offers English graduate students one semester of supervised teaching in an introductory college writing class. Student practitioners will have the opportunity to deploy composition and rhetorical theory in the planning and evaluating of writing assignments. As apprentices, student practitioners will learn as well various styles and skills of classroom teaching and management.
3

ENG6019: Contemporary Literary Criticism and Theory

This course is a study of various contemporary schools of and theoretical approaches to literary criticism - for example, formalist, psychological, mythic, anthropological, new historicist, feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist, deconstructionist, and others - with an emphasis on method as well as theory. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits under different topics.
3

ENG6138: Studies in Film

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing or permission of instructor. In-depth study of significant films as literature. Focus on critical language and skills useful for film interpretation. Readings in literature and in film scholarship.
3

ENG6941: DIS: Practicum: Teaching Composition

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing and a minimum of 24 semester hours of satisfactory work toward the MA in English. Permission of instructor and graduate coordinator. Practical experience in teaching composition at the college (freshman) level, including supervised teaching, grading, conferencing, and supervised reading. May be repeated.
3

ENG6971: Thesis

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing. MA thesis: research and writing.
3

ENL6502: Studies in Early British Literature


Description: This course will cover selected themes and topics in British Literature before 1800.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
3

ENL6509: Studies in Later British Literature


Description: This course will cover selected themes and topics in British Literature after 1800.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
3

FIL5305: Documentary Workshop


Description: Students undertake advanced documentary research, refine their understanding of documentary techniques, extend their analysis of and work with the generic features of documentary film, explore the aesthetic implications of the choices a documentarian must make, and reflect on the ethical complexities of documentary film in relation to the artistic history that informs this genre.
3

FIL5377: Advanced Documentary Production


Description: Advanced students work in teams to produce a digitally-filmed/recorded documentary. Studying documentary styles informs students in the decisions they will make in the planning, scripting, shooting, recording, editing, and exhibition of their (often community-based) documentary. Documentary is understood through its cinematic, artistic, and political contexts (as distinct from television and news broadcast).
Repeatability: This course may be repeated up to 12 credit hours.
3

FIL5934: Advanced Topics in Film


Description: This course offers advanced topics in film organized by movements, styles, filmmakers, genres, historical periods, or themes.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated for up to 9 credit hours.
3

LIT5934: Topics in Literature

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing, permission of instructor. May be repeated up to 12 credits under different topics.
v. 1-3

LIT6009: Studies in Genre


Description: This course will cover selected genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, digital media, and other mediums/modes of text.
Repeatability: The course can be repeated for up to 9 credit hours.
3

LIT6017: Studies in Fiction

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course covers variable topics, themes, or periods such as British fiction, American fiction, or short fiction. May be repeated for 12 credits under different topics.
3

LIT6246: Major Authors

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course is an in-depth study of a major author such as Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens, Melville, Faulkner, Yeats, Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, William Carlos Williams. May be repeated up to 12 credits under different topics.
3

LIT6855: Topics in Cultural Studies


Description: This course will cover selected topics and themes in the literature of cultural studies.
Repeatability: The course can be repeated up to 12 hours.
3

LIT6905: Directed Independent Study

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor, graduate coordinator, and department chairperson. This course investigates literature topics at the advanced level. May be repeated for 6 credits under different topics.
v. 1-3

LIT6934: Special Topics in Literature

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor. This course studies a variable range of literary topics. May be repeated for 12 credits under different topics.
3

LIT6941: Practicum: Teaching Literature

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course provides students practical experience in teaching literature at the college level. Students work closely with a professor in the classroom.
3

THE5907: Independent Study in Drama and Theater


Description: This course supports student-designed reading, research, or performance projects.
Repeatability: The course may be repeated for up to 12 credit hours and requires departmental permission.
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THE5931: Special Topics in Drama and Theater


Description: This course can be offered as a lecture, seminar, or studio course covering selected topics of interest in drama or theater.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated for up to 6 credits under different topics.
3

THE5945: Playwrights' Project


Description: This course is a workshop in playwriting and play making. The first three quarters of the course is an intensive writing workshop designed to introduce students to the art and craft of playwriting. Students will learn to write and master the one-act play format. The final quarter of the course is a play-making workshop. Students will select stage-worthy scripts from the plays written in the first three quarters of the course and produce them. The play-making workshop includes opportunities for students to hold university-wide auditions, cast, direct, act in, publicize, promote and present their plays in a final performance project for the university community.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated for up to six (6) credit hours.
3