Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

ENGL - English

ENGL 5000 Graduate Option Tracking

Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair and Coordinator for Master of Arts with English major.

0

ENGL 5011 Advanced Scriptwriting

Prerequisite: Admission to MFA Program. A workshop intensive course in the practical study of the techniques, craft, and meaning of scriptwriting for stage, film, and video. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 5012 Adv Creative Nonfic Writing

Prerequisite: Admission to MFA Program. A workshop intensive course in the practical study of the techniques, craft, and meaning of creative nonfiction writing, including the personal essay, memoir, and other forms. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 5021 Advanced Poetry Workshop

Prerequisite: Admission to MFA program. A workshop intensive course in the practical study of the techniques, craft, and meaning of poetry. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 5022 Advanced Fiction Workshop

Prerequisite: Admission to MFA program. A workshop intensive course in the practical study of the techniques, craft, and meaning of short fiction, designed to prepare the student for completion of a creative thesis in fiction. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 5110 Literary Criticism

Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in English. A focused study of one or two methodologies of literary criticism.

3

ENGL 5115 Hist of the English Language

A study of the development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to its present status as a world language.

3

ENGL 5116 Structure of Present-Day Eng

A comprehensive study of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of present-day English, with reference to standards, variations, and pedagogy.

3

ENGL 5220 Medieval English Literature

A study of selected works in Old or Middle English, read in the original language.

3

ENGL 5223 Chaucer

A study of selected works from Chaucer, read in the original language

3

ENGL 5224 Renaissance Poetry and Prose

A study of selected works of poetry and prose from the Renaissance period in England, continental Europe, and explorations of the Americas.

3

ENGL 5225 English Renaissance Literature

A study of selected works from the English Renaissance.

3

ENGL 5226 Shakespeare

A study of selected topics, genres, or issues in Shakespeare; may be linked with a Shakespearean production staged by the Departments of Theatre.

3

ENGL 5227 Milton

A study of selected major and minor works of Milton.

3

ENGL 5228 Development of English Drama

A study of the development of English drama from the Middle Ages through the early modern period.

3

ENGL 5229 English Renaissance Drama

A study of dramatic literature from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods in England.

3

ENGL 5330 Restoration & 18th Cent Lit

A study of selected British Restoration/eighteenth-century works.

3

ENGL 5331 Eighteenth-Cent English Novel

A study of the development of the English novel in the eighteenth century.

3

ENGL 5335 English Romanticism

A study of selected British Romantic works.

3

ENGL 5337 Victorian Literature

A study of selected British Victorian works.

3

ENGL 5338 19th-Century English Novel

A study of the development of the British novel in the nineteenth century

3

ENGL 5440 Modern Drama

A study of selected modern plays in English.

3

ENGL 5441 Twentieth-Cent British Fiction

A study of selected works of twentieth-century fiction from the British Isles.

3

ENGL 5445 Literary Women

A multi-cultural study of the contributions of women writers and critics to the development of literature.

3

ENGL 5446 Modern Poetry

A study of selected modern poetry in English.

3

ENGL 5447 Comparative Literature

A comparative study of texts from different backgrounds and cultures. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

ENGL 5448 Adolescent Literature

Prerequisites: ENGL 2110, IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. A comprehensive overview of adolescent literature, its history and genres, the issues and approaches it has generated, and its links with the major literary movements in adult literature. Other areas of focus are the problems and questions unique to adolescence and how these are reflected in the literature for this audience.

3

ENGL 5449 Great Books of the Western Wrl

A study of selected influential texts of literature, history, science, etc.

3

ENGL 5450 International Women's Lit

A study of literature and film by and about women from a global perspective and from perspectives of women's and gender studies.

3

ENGL 5451 African Literature

In-depth study of African literature, with attention to its social, political, historical, and economic backgrounds. Attention to the historical development of African literature and aesthetics, and the differences and continuities between Anglophone and Francophone writers.

3

ENGL 5452 African Women Writers

A course concerned with the African woman writer’s preoccupation with the condition of African womanhood. It will look at these writers’ treatment of issues like motherhood, polygamy, marriage, changing roles, the exploitation of women, the education of women, women in politics, and women and tradition.

3

ENGL 5468 Intro to Japan Lit & Culture

Japanese literature & culture is a course that takes the student from the era of the founding of mythology of japan as illustrated in Kojiki (circa 600 AD) and the compilation of early poetry in modernist literary expressions of the present that began in 1868 with the restoration of emperor Meiji as illustrated in the poetry, short stories, novels, and movies of the 20th and 21st centuries.

3

ENGL 5530 Early American Literature

A study of selected American literature before 1800.

3

ENGL 5540 American Romanticism

A study of selected American literature from 1800-1865.

3

ENGL 5550 American Literature to 1865

A study of selected American works before 1865, emphasizing literary romanticism.

3

ENGL 5555 American Realism

A study of selected American works from 1865 to 1920, emphasizing literary realism.

3

ENGL 5660 Modern American Literature

A study of early twentieth-century American literature.

3

ENGL 5662 Southern Literature

A study of selected works from the modern South.

3

ENGL 5664 Flannery O'Connor

A study of short stories, novels, and critical essays of Flannery O’Connor, with access to the O’Connor collection.

3

ENGL 5665 Am Lit from 1920 to the Presen

A study of selected American works from 1920 to the present, emphasizing literary modernism and post-modernism.

3

ENGL 5667 African-American Literature

A study of selected works of African-American literature.

3

ENGL 5669 Multi-Cultural Amer Literature

A study of American literature arising from ethnic or immigrant experience.

3

ENGL 5671 Studies in Native American Lit

In-depth study of selected works of Native American literature, with attention to socio-cultural context. Specific focus may vary from semester to semester (e.g. "’Contemporary Native American Women Writers" or "Native American myths and traditional literature") so that students might take the course for credit more than once with permission of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

ENGL 5675 Contemporary Amer Literature

A study of contemporary American literature.

3

ENGL 5680 Hip Hop Literature & Culture

This course examines hip hop literature and culture as extensions of larger traditions of African American literature and culture.

3

ENGL 5740 Women and Popular Culture

A study of selected works by and about women from literature and popular culture focused on genres, issues, and images connected to gender.

3

ENGL 5770 Studies in Folklore

Study of major areas, genres, and branches of folklore, along with historical and theoretical trends in the discipline. Specific focus may vary or be specialized in certain semesters (e.g. folk narratives, material culture, women’s folklore, or history and theories of folklore) so that students may take the course for credit more than once with permission of the instructor.

3

ENGL 5775 Folklore and Literature

A study of the interconnections between folklore and literature and how they influence each other, from a global perspective.

3

ENGL 5810 Film Studies

A study of film and film theory.

3

ENGL 5820 Jane Austen on Film

A study of selected texts by Jane Austen in comparison with film adaptations of Austen's work.

3

ENGL 5850 Special Topics: Single Author

Prerequisite: Admission to English Graduate Program. A study of selected works by a single author of special interest not routinely offered in the curriculum. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

ENGL 5940 Independent Study

Prerequisite: Department chairperson’s approval. This course is repeatable for credit.

1 - 4

ENGL 5950 Special Topics

This course is repeatable for credit.

1 - 4

ENGL 5955 Special Topics in Intern'l Lit

Special studies in topics in international literature. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

ENGL 5980 Study Abroad

See the International Studies section of the Catalog for details. This course is repeatable for credit.

1 - 15

ENGL 6011 Scriptwriting Seminar

Prerequisite: ENGL 5011 and admission to MFA Program. An intensive seminar designed to prepare the student for completion of a creative thesis and submitting work of publishable quality in scriptwriting. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 6012 Creative Nonfiction Seminar

Prerequisite: ENGL 5012 and admission to MFA Program. An intensive seminar designed to prepare the student for completion of a creative thesis and submitting work of publishable quality in creative nonfiction writing. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 6021 Poetry Writing Seminar

Prerequisite: ENGL 5021 and admission to MFA Program. An intensive seminar designed to prepare the student for completion of a creative thesis and submitting work of publishable quality in poetry writing. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 6022 Fiction Writing Seminar

Prerequisite: ENGL 5022 and admission to MFA Program. An intensive seminar designed to prepare the student for completion of a creative thesis and submitting work of publishable quality in fiction writing. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 6024 Teaching Creative Writing

Prerequisite: Admission to MFA Program. A course in the various techniques used to teach courses in writing, from expository to advanced workshop writing courses, including a teaching practicum in an appropriate academic or institutional setting. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 6025 Poetry & Poetics

Prerequisite: ENGL 5021 and admission to MFA Program. A course in the traditions and innovations of poetry and poetics, emphasizing modern and contemporary examples, but also reviewing important historical precedents in poetics. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 6026 Prose Forms Seminar

Prerequisite: ENGL 5012 OR 5022 and admission to MFA program. A course in the traditions and innovations of fiction writing, both the short story and the novel, emphasizing modern and contemporary examples, but also reviewing important historical precedents in prose form and theory. This course is repeatable for credit.

4

ENGL 6112 Theories of Composition & Lit

A study of the theories affecting contemporary pedagogical approaches to composition and literary analysis, particularly as they relate to post-secondary applications.

3

ENGL 6601 Methods of Research

A survey of the research methods and bibliographical tools used in literary study.

3

ENGL 6680 Grad Seminar in Studies in Lit

An intense study of an author, a work, a genre, a movement, or a theme of special interest. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

ENGL 6685 Grad Sem in Crit Appr to Lit

An intense study of the scholarly criticism of selected primary works. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

ENGL 6690 Variable Topics

Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for MA in English or MFA in Creative Writing. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

ENGL 6960 Internship

Prerequisite: Department Chairperson’s approval. An individually designed and planned learning experience involving off-campus field experiences and study in the public sector. This course is repeatable for credit.

1 - 15

ENGL 6970 Thesis

Prerequisite: ENGL 6601, either ENGL 6680 or ENGL 6685, and permission of Coordinator of MA in English. Independent study leading to the submission of a thesis under the direction of a major professor in English. This course is repeatable for credit.

1 - 9

ENGL 6971 MFA Thesis

A book-length manuscript of publishable quality, usually in one genre (poetry, short fiction, etc.), but potentially open to multi-genre works. This course is repeatable for credit.

1 - 9