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Graduate Courses in English (ENG)

  • 5360 Professional Editing (3-0). Study and practice in editing methods for business, technical, scientific, and other professional documents, both electronic and paper. Practical experience includes editing documents produced by the business community and university. Course meets concurrently with English 4360 but requires additional readings, papers, discussions, and/or presentations for graduate students.
    Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean.

    5361 English Grammar (3-0). A study of grammar, including grammatical forms and functions, sentence structure, and diagramming. Course meets concurrently with English 4361 but requires additional readings, papers, discussions, and/or presentations for graduate students.
    Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean.

    6301 British Literary History (3-0). A study of specific periods of British literature through a careful examination of related works. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6306 British Fiction (3-0). A study of one or more major British fiction writers or of a related group of works. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6307 British Poetry (3-0). A study of the techniques and significance of one or more British poets. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6308 Topics in British Literature (3-0). A study of selected topics in British literature through a careful examination of relevant works from multiple genres. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6310 Themes and Genres in Literature (3-0). A study of literary types or of significant themes. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6331 American Literary History (3-0). A study of specific periods of American literature through a careful examination of related works. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6333 American Poetry (3-0). A study of the techniques and significance of one or more American poets. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6335 American Fiction (3-0). A study of one or more major American fiction writers or of a related group of works. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6336 Topics in American Literature (3-0). A study of selected topics in American literature through a careful examination of relevant works from multiple genres. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6339 British Drama (3-0). A study of one or more British dramatists or of a related group of works. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6341 American Drama (3-0). A study of one or more American dramatists or of a related group of works. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6345 Studies of Writing and Technology (3-0). A study of the intersections between studies of technology and studies of writing. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6346 Foundations in Technical and Business Writing (3-0). A study of the theories, workplace practices, and genres of technical and business writers.

    6361 Language Studies (3-0). A study of the structure and history of the English Language. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6362 Discourse Analysis (3-0). A study of issues in oral and written text organization, the interface between discourse and grammar, and social relationships, including power relationships, in discourse.

    6363 Composition Studies (3-0). A study of one or more topics in composition. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6364 Theory and Practice of Fiction Writing (3-0). A study of the theory and accepted practices of fiction and fiction writing. Writing assignments may include both critical essays and original fiction.

    6365 Theory and Practice of Poetry Writing (3-0). A study of the theory and accepted practices of poetry and poetry writing. Writing assignments may include both critical essays and original poetry.

    6366 Creative Writing Workshop (3-0). An intensive series of critique sessions for students’ original creative work. Includes reading and discussion of modern and contemporary published works. Emphasis on fiction or poetry will be announced prior to registration period. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite: English 6364 for fiction writing workshop; English 6365 for poetry writing workshop.

    6367 A Study of Literary Publishing and Editing (3-0). A concentrated study of the history and editorial practices of literary publications. Readings will include past and present samples from literary publications, and students will participate in hands-on editing projects throughout the semester.

    6376 Practicum in Graduate Study (3-0). A study of pedagogical issues with emphasis on practices essential to teaching English. Grading will be either pass or fail. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6381 Special Topics (3-0). A study of selected topics in English. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6391 Introduction to Graduate Study (3-0). A study of research methods, theoretical approaches, and critical analysis.

    6393 Research. A specialized course of individual research or directed reading. (May be repeated once for credit. Prior approval of instructor and department chair required.)