ENGL 6260 Religion and Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as RELS 6260.) Examines how religious institutions, beliefs, and values have been presented in and challenged within novels. Readings include works by authors from various religious communities as well as theoretical work done by scholars working in the field of religion and literature.

ENGL 6510 Grant and Proposal Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites graduate standing
Description

Study and practice in grant and proposal writing in business and organizational settings.

ENGL 8000 Bibliography and Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Various approaches to literary scholarship and methods, bibliographical methods, standard editions, and sources. Required of all English graduate students except those specializing in Composition and Rhetoric. To be taken in the first term in residence if possible.

ENGL 8001 Proseminar: Researching and Writing Your M.A. Thesis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

For Literary Studies Concentration. This class presents a series of modules on a topic of general interest to master’s students. Students will have the opportunity to develop and expand their research in the field in which they choose to write their thesis. Students will complete a thesis prospectus and compose a thesis committee by the end of the course. The class includes numerous workshop exercises and guest speakers from the department.

ENGL 8005 Practical Grammar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is a practical examination of English grammar, with application to writing seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. Students will learn nomenclature, traditional methods of language analysis, and solutions for the grammatical dilemmas they face as writers.

ENGL 8020 Poetry Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

For the writer who has made a serious commitment to the writing of poetry. Strong emphasis on critique of student work with the goal of publication. Discussion of current literary markets, grants and prizes, and trends in poetry writing and reviewing. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8030 Fiction Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

For the writer who has made a serious commitment to prose fiction. Strong emphasis on critique of student work with the goal of eventual publication. Discussion of current literary markets, grants and prizes, and trends in fiction writing and reviewing. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8050 Modern Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Central trends in modern drama, with readings in modern English, American, and European dramatists.

ENGL 8060 Literary Criticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An introduction to literary theory and criticism including an historical survey.

ENGL 8065 Foundations of Modern Critical Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of the philosophical, psychological, and political writings that form the basic foundations of modern critical theory. Works studied range from the late 18th to the mid 20th centuries and may include texts by Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Bataille, Heidegger, Benjamin, Horkheimer, and Adorno.

ENGL 8070 Contemporary Literary Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A survey of contemporary ideas, issues, and concepts in literary theory from New Criticism to the present day.

ENGL 8075 Feminist Literary Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of contemporary ideas, issues, and concepts in feminist literary theory.

ENGL 8080 Modern Grammar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Fundamentals of present-day English language constructions in writing and speech: phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse. Focuses on applying modern linguistic theories to the analysis of form, function, and meaning of English utterances. Especially recommended for those who expect to teach English or English Language Arts.

ENGL 8090 History of the English Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Development of the structure and history of the English language from its Indo-European roots through Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English to Present-Day English. Attention will also be given to social and regional variations of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

ENGL 8100 Directed Individual Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the Director of Graduate Studies
Description

Specialized research projects for doctoral and advanced M.A. students. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8115 Technical Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Formerly ENGL 6110.) Study of scientific and technical styles; practice in various formats, including reports, proposals, instructional manuals, and professional papers.

ENGL 8120 Proseminar: Writing for Academic Publication
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of academic writing and publicaiton opportunities; focus on submitting conference abstracts, book reviews, and journal articles for publication; prospectus writing for M.A. and Ph.D. theses and dissertations. Students will have the opportunity to develop and expand their research in the field in which they choose to write a thesis or dissertation.

ENGL 8121 Rhetoric of Digital Media
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will introduce current theories and practices for design and production with digital media with the goal of developing rhetorically savvy composers and critics. Covers current digital media theory, digital literacy, and theories of visual, aural, haptic, spatial, and other analysis important for digital rhetoric and composition.

ENGL 8123 Digital Media Production
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will be production-intensive and focus on current practices in web design and other digital media design for different applications such as scholarly projects, digital pedagogy, online teaching and digital editing.

ENGL 8125 Writing and Research Methodology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Theory and practice of reading and conducting empirical research for the study of writing. Strong emphasis on theoretical and ethical principles of research methodology important for critically reading empirical research and designing new studies.

ENGL 8150 Modern and Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of rhetorical theory from the late nineteenth-century to the present with emphasis on theorists, philosophers and educators such as Richards, Weaver, Burke, hooks, Baudrillard, de Certeau and their influences on contemporary rhetorical practices; ends with major late twentieth-century and current figures and movements.

ENGL 8160 Form and Theory of Literary Craft
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of literary structures and techniques. Designed for but not limited to creative writing students. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8170 Classical Rhetoric: Greek
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Historical foundations examining the theories, practices, and teaching of rhetoric from Archaic Greece through the Hellenistic Age; including nonwestern rhetoric and contemporary receptions of history.

ENGL 8171 Classical Rhetoric: Roman
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Historical foundations examining the theories, practices, and teaching of rhetoric from the Roman Republic to the fall of the Roman Empire; including nonwestern rhetoric and contemporary receptions of history.

ENGL 8172 Medieval and Renaissance Rhetoric
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Historical foundations of rhetorical theory and practices from Augustine to Madame de Scudery, covering the Middle Ages through the Renaissance in Great Britain, Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia, with emphasis on major figures, technological advances, and feminist rhetoric.

ENGL 8173 18th & 19th Century Rhetoric
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course explores the importance of enlightenment rhetoricÂ’s influence upon subsequent developments in oratory, belletristic rhetoric, composition pedagogy, print rhetoric, and the varied venues of rhetorical engagement. This is not a course in enlightenment philosophy, although we will certainly read philosophers from the period. Rather, we will look to the enlightenment period (broadly defined) to locate the origins of contemporary fields housed in English departments. This lens will necessitate our expanding the traditional boundaries of the enlightenment period. In particular, we will examine the influence of Scottish enlightenment theories and practices upon American pedagogy (broadly defined).

ENGL 8174 Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Rhetoric
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Contemporary scholarship from foundational Twentieth-Century rhetorical theories to current diverse perspectives that inform Rhetoric and Composition Studies.

ENGL 8175 Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focused study of a problem, question, issue, genre, or specialized subject not covered in other courses. May be repeated as topic varies.

ENGL 8180 Composition Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An introduction to the field of Composition Studies, including bibliographical resources and competing theoretical debates; the relationships of literature, rhetoric, and literacy theory to composition studies; the application of composition theory to pedagogy; and major social, political, and curricular contexts for writing.

ENGL 8195 Composition Pedagogy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An introduction to methods and contemporary practices for teaching writing in classroom and writing center settings; practical applications focusing on strategies for course development and assignment design, response, assessment, and reflective classroom practices.

ENGL 8201 Contemporary Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of contemporary poetry. Designed for but not limited to creative writing students. May be repeated if topic varies.

ENGL 8202 Contemporary Fiction Craft
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of fiction technique through the reading and analysis of contemporary fiction. Designed for fiction writers. May be repeated if topic varies.

ENGL 8203 Twentieth-Century American and British Poetry Craft I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Close analysis of selected works by major American and British poets, primarily of the first half of the 20th century. Designed for, but not limited to, creative writing students.

ENGL 8204 Twentieth-Century American and British Poetry Craft II
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Close analysis of selected works by major American and British poets, primarily of the second half of the 20th century. Designed for, but not limited to, creative writing students.

ENGL 8210 Old English
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of grammar and other features of Old English.

ENGL 8220 Beowulf
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The poem as a literary masterpiece and as an important philological document. Knowledge of Old English is required.

ENGL 8230 American English
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Historical development of American English and current American grammar, vocabulary, and dialects.

ENGL 8245 African-American Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites an English-language course at the undergraduate level, such as ENGL 3200, ENGL 3210, or ENGL 3220, at the graduate level, such as ENGL 8080, ENGL 8090, or ENGL 8230, or the equivalent as determined by the instructor
Description

This course examines the cultural and linguistic characteristics which define and connote language use among people of African descent in America, including theories of origin and history of development; analysis of grammar, lexicon, and phonology; discourse features in African American writings; and the issues surrounding language variation in education.

ENGL 8250 Middle English
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Medieval texts with emphasis on philology.

ENGL 8270 Chaucer
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Chaucer’s major poetry in Middle English. Prior knowledge of Middle English is not required. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8290 Topics in Medieval Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focused study of a problem, question, issue, genre, or specialized subject not covered in regularly scheduled courses. May be repeated if topic vary.

ENGL 8300 Sixteenth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by More, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and others.

ENGL 8310 Early and Middle Seventeenth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by Donne, Jonson, Bacon, Herbert, Marvell, Milton, and others.

ENGL 8320 English Renaissance Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected plays by Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and others.

ENGL 8360 Shakespeare, Earlier Works
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works from the first half of Shakespeare’s career, such as Hamlet; The Merchant of Venice; Henry IV, Part One; As You Like It; and early poems.

ENGL 8370 Shakespeare, Later Works
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works from the second half of Shakespeare’s career, such as Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, and later poems. A student may take 8370 without having taken 8360.

ENGL 8380 Topics in Renaissance Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics may relate to an individual author, a comparison between two authors, a theme, a genre, or the relationship between literature and its social context. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8390 Milton
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and other selected poetry and prose, with attention to major critical problems.

ENGL 8420 Restoration and Earlier Eighteenth-Century Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selections of poetry, prose, and drama, c. 1660-1745, by authors such as Sprat, Rochester, Pepys, Prior, Dryden, Dennis, Finch, Chudleigh, Defoe, Davys, Mandeville, Swift, Wortley Montagu, Pope, Gay, Addison, and Steele.

ENGL 8430 Later Eighteenth-Century Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selections of prose, poetry, and drama, c. 1745-1800, by authors such as Young, the Wartons, Gray, Johnson, Boswell, Reynolds, Goldsmith, Burke, More, Carter, Gibbon, Cowper, Barbauld, Burns, and Wollstonecraft.

ENGL 8440 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Formerly ENGL 6410.) Selected plays by authors such as Lee, Otway, Behn, Dryden, Centlivre, Congreve, Gay, Goldsmith, and Sheridan.

ENGL 8450 Studies in Eighteenth-Century Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by authors such as Behn, Defoe, Haywood, Manley, Aubin, Richardson, Scott, the Fieldings, Smollett, Burney, Inchbald, Monk, Goldsmith, Radcliffe, and Austen. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8460 Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In-depth study of writers and issues of the period 1660-1800. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8500 Early British Romantic Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by early Romantic authors such as Wollstonecraft, Equiano, Blake, Burns, William Wordsworth, Barbauld, and Coleridge.

ENGL 8510 Late British Romantic Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by late Romantic authors such as Byron, Mary Prince, Hemans, Dorothy Wordsworth, Shelley, DeQuincey, and Keats.

ENGL 8530 Issues in Second Language Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Theories and practices underlying the teaching and learning of second language writing. Emphasis on developing the background necessary for graduate students to examine and refine their own pedagogical positions on the teaching of writing.

ENGL 8620 English Victorian Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by such authors as Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Christina Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelites, Hopkins, and Hardy.

ENGL 8630 Nineteenth-Century English Non-Fiction Prose
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by such writers as Coleridge, DeQuincey, Darwin, Hazlitt, Gaskell, Carlyle, George Eliot, Newman, and Wilde.

ENGL 8640 Topics in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In-depth study of writers and issues of the period 1800-1900. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8650 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by authors such as Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Stoker, Gaskell, and others.

ENGL 8670 Literature of Transition, 1880-1920
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by authors such as Hardy, Wilde, Pater, Conrad, and others.

ENGL 8700 Twentieth-Century English Poetry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected poems written in English (excluding American poetry).

ENGL 8750 Twentieth-Century English Prose
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected novels, short stories, and non-fiction prose works written in English (excluding American works).

ENGL 8755 Twentieth-Century Irish Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study of issues surrounding Irish writing and selected works by authors such as Yeats, Synge, Joyce, Bowen, Friel, Heaney, Boland, and Ni Dhomhnaill.

ENGL 8756 Topics in Twentieth-Century English Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focused study of a specialized topic, theme, or theoretical approach. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8810 American Poetry of the Twentieth Century
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Development of American poetry from the turn of the century to the present, with an emphasis on the major poets. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8830 American Renaissance, 1820-1865
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman, Hawthorne, Melville, and others.

ENGL 8831 Nineteenth-Century African-American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 6073.) Selected works by authors such as George Moses Horton, David Walker, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Wilson, William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, Frances E. W. Harper, Booker T. Washington, Charles W. Chesnutt, Pauline E. Hopkins, W. E. B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

ENGL 8840 American Realism and Naturalism, 1865-1914
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by Clemens, James, Howells, Wharton, Crane, Norris, Chopin, Harper, Johnson, Hopkins, and others.

ENGL 8850 Southern Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A survey of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction and memoir, and historical writing from and about the American South from settlement to the present.

ENGL 8855 Early American Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Formerly ENGL 6820.) Investigation of literary, historical, theological, and cultural traditions from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.

ENGL 8860 Modern American Fiction, 1900-1945
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected short stories and novels by authors such as Anderson, Cather, Dos Passos, Dreiser, Faulkner, Hemingway, Lewis, Stein, West, and Wright.

ENGL 8870 Contemporary American Fiction, 1946 to the Present
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected short stories and novels by authors such as Baldwin, Barth, Bellow, Cheever, Ellison, Mailer, Malamud, O’Connor, Oates, Percy, Roth, and Styron.

ENGL 8880 Twentieth-Century African-American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 6075.) The study of one or more major twentieth-century African-American writers and the study of the theoretical issues surrounding African-American literature.

ENGL 8891 Major American Writers, 1600-1916
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by one or more authors such as Mather, Bradstreet, Clemens, Dickinson, James, Hawthorne, Whitman, and Cather. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8892 Major Twentieth-Century American Writers
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by one or more authors such as Faulkner, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Morrison, Stevens, Frost, O’Neill, Albee, Williams, Ellison, or Welty. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8893 Topics in American Literature and Culture, 1500- 1916
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focus on themes or topics in American literature and culture from the beginnings to World War I. Sample topics might include the American Jeremiad, Transcendentalism, or the Rise of American Humor. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8894 Topics in Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focus on themes or topics (Western American Literature, American Historical Fiction, The City in American Literature, American Musical Theatre as Dramatic Literature, Reading Jazz, etc.) that may be studied in American fiction, poetry, drama, or non-fiction. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8900 Topics in English
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics may relate to an individual author, a comparison between two authors, a theme, a genre, the relationship between literature and its social context. May be repeated if topics vary.

ENGL 8910 American Drama
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selected works by such twentieth-century playwrights as O’Neill, Glaspell, Hansberry, Odets, Hellman, Miller, Williams, Albee, Mamet, Shepard, Fornes, Kennedy, Norman, and Wilson.

ENGL 8999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 9.0
Description
ENGL 9030 Non-Thesis Individual Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 18.0
Description

An independent study course for students who are conducting research with faculty or preparing for comprehensive examinations at the M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. levels.

ENGL 9050 Topics in Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In-depth study of specific areas, schools, developments, or major figures in contemporary literary theory and criticism (e.g., semiotics, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, cultural studies, queer theory, Foucault, Lacan, Jameson, Kristeva, etc.). May be repeated if topics vary.