Languages & Literature COURSES

 

English and Literature Courses

 

ENGL 1301. Composition and Rhetoric - principles of clear, correct, effective expository writing, with illustrative readings and frequent essays and conferences. Course should be taken within first year of enrollment.

 

ENGL 1302. Composition and Reading - readings from imaginative literature; the research paper and shorter critical and interpretive essays. Course should be taken within first year of enrollment. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.

 

ENGL 2301. English Literature - selected studies in important works of English literature beginning with Beowulf. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.

 

ENGL 2302. American Literature - selected studies in important works in American literature beginning with pre-colonial era. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.

 

ENGL 2303. World Literature - introduction to selected studies in important works of world literature beginning with Homer. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302.

 

ENGL 2304. African Literature - selected studies in important works of African literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 1302. This course is only available to students completing degree programs in Kenya.

 

ENGL 3300. 19th Century American Literature - American poetry and prose of the 19th century. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3301. Early American Literature - study of significant written works from pre-colonial, colonial, and revolutionary America. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3302. 20th Century American Literature - American fiction, poetry, and drama of the 20th Century. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3303. Studies in Literature - topics regularly alternate between American, British, and Comparative literature to cover special studies in short stories, poetry, drama, or novels. May be repeated when topics change. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3304. Advanced Grammar - a study of the structure of the English language, with a focus on grammatical forms and functions within sentence structures. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3307. Creative Writing - workshop approach to the theory and practice of writing poetry and fiction. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3310. 19th Century British Literature - British poetry and prose from 1780-1900. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3311. 20th Century British Literature - British fiction, poetry, and drama of the 20th century. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3312. Studies in the Fantastic - survey of milestones of fantasy and science fiction. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3313. Film and Literature - a study of the relationships between literary and cinematic forms, with close attention to film adaptation. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3315. Young Adult Literature -study and evaluation of contemporary young adult literature from a variety of genres. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing.

 

ENGL 3316. Topics in English - topics vary to include subjects, genres, or themes not exclusively covered in other literature courses. May be repeated when topics change. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 3320. Foundations of Technical Communication - study and practice of developing formal and informal technical and business documents, such as reports, proposals, resumes, instructions, and professional correspondence; emphasis on technical and/or professional environment. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4301. British Renaissance and Early 17th Century Literature - British poetry, prose, and drama from 1485-1660. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4302. Restoration and 18th Century British Literature - British poetry, prose, and drama from 1660-1800. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4303. Shakespeare - a study of the works of Shakespeare, with special emphasis on the major plays. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4304. Early Medieval Literature - survey of early Medieval works and cultural influences. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4305. Late Medieval Literature - survey of late Medieval works and cultural influences with special emphasis on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4306. Introduction to Linguistics - a survey of formal and descriptive linguistics, with an emphasis on how we acquire and use language in social contexts. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4308. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature - a literary and critical introduction to the ramifications of empire as they have been dealt with nationally and globally. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4310. Major Authors - an intensive study of the works of one or a few specific authors, including cultural, intellectual, and historical contexts. May be repeated once when topics change. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4311. Introduction to Literary Theory -an examination of the key approaches, contextual frameworks, and terminology of literary criticism, including special attention to its practical application. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 4314. Usage and Style - a practical study of present-day styles, stressing correctness, appropriateness, and clarity in writing; and attention to editing and proofreading. For teachers, professionals, secretaries, and students in all degree programs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

ENGL 4345. Teaching English as a Second Language (EDLI 4345) - methods of teaching ESL, including instructional strategies for transitioning to English and mainstreaming second language English-speakers, with emphasis on developing reading, writing, and oral language components. Prerequisites: Advanced standing.

 

ENGL 5102. Comprehensive Exam - written responses to minimum of three pre-selected texts. Required of all MA in English students. May be repeated one time. Prerequisites: Completion of all required graduate coursework, and minimum of 24 hours total graduate coursework.

 

ENGL 5301. Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry - emphasis on the major works of Milton, the metaphysical poets, and Cavalier, Puritan, and Restoration writers.

 

ENGL 5302. Eighteenth-Century Prose and Poetry - emphasis on the major works of Swift, Pope, and the early novelists.

 

ENGL 5303. Shakespeare - an intensive study of eight major plays and the sonnets.

 

ENGL 5304. Studies in British Literature - a study of a specific time, genre, or major figure in British literature. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5305. The Middle Ages - emphasis on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and lesser works.

 

ENGL 5306. Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies - an in-depth study of descriptive linguistics, with an emphasis on pragmatics, sociolinguistic theory, and how we use and interpret language in social contexts.

 

ENGL 5307. Literary Theory - a study of literary theory and criticism. Required of all MA in English students.

 

ENGL 5308. Advanced Literary Research - a course focused on locating and interacting with source material for advanced literary research projects. Required of all MA in English students.

 

ENGL 5309. Young Adult Literature (EDLI 5309) - focus is literature for the middle and high school student. Emphasis is placed on contemporary literary and non-literary selections.

 

ENGL 5310. Early American Literature - a study of prose and poetry of pre-colonial, colonial, and revolutionary America.

 

ENGL 5311. American Romanticism and Realism - a study of prose and poetry of American Romanticism and Realism.

 

ENGL 5312. Modern American Literature - a study of the prose and poetry of early twentieth-century America.

 

ENGL 5313. Studies in American Literature - a study of a specific time, genre, or major figure in American literature. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5314. Usage and Style - emphasis on present-day styles, stressing correctness, appropriateness, and clarity in writing. For teachers, professionals, secretaries, and students in all degree programs.

 

ENGL 5315. Advanced Creative Writing - a workshop approach to writing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

 

ENGL 5316. Special Topics in Literature - topics of special interest to graduate students and not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5317. Studies in Poetry - selected American, British, and other world poets and their poetry. Emphasis may vary from a historical overview of several poets and their works, to an in-depth analysis of several poets, to a close study of one poet. May be repeated one time when topic varies.

 

ENGL 5318. Structures of Language - a study of the syntactic structure of the English language with a focus on the formal language rules and constraints.

 

ENGL 5345. Teaching English as a Second Language (EDLI 5345) - methods of teaching ESL for bilingual and ESL teachers. Instructional strategies for transitioning to English and mainstreaming second language English-speakers. An emphasis on developing instructional procedures for teaching reading and writing, and developing oral language. Content/subject sheltered instructional techniques. Designed for teachers and pre-service teachers in developing and analyzing strategies for assisting speakers of other languages to become English proficient.

 

ENGL 5346. Teaching College Composition - introduction to practice and profession of teaching writing in higher education.

 

ENGL 5360. Thesis I - research toward the completion of the master’s thesis; supervised by full-time faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of all required graduate coursework, and minimum of 24 hours total graduate coursework.

 

ENGL 5361. Thesis II - research toward the completion of the master’s thesis; supervised by full-time faculty. Prerequisites: ENGL 5360.