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PROGRAMS

 

Master of arts (MA) in English (general, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and literature), in linguistics, and in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); doctor of philosophy (PhD) in English (with concentration areas in literature, in rhetoric and composition, and in applied linguistics).

Cognates are available in composition, literary theory, literature, linguistics, TESOL, and English language arts.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH (CREATIVE WRITING)

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, and submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (required for native speakers of English) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (required for nonnative speakers of English), a statement of purpose (750-1000 words), portfolio of 20 pages of creative writing, and three letters of recommendation.

 

Degree requirements

 

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Core requirements

ENG       610   Rdg Wrtg Grs           3

               605   Tch Eng Stu (3)        

               or

               614   Pr Lit Edit (3)           3

 

Complete 3-9 hours from

ENG       611   Wkp Cr Nonfi (3-9)

               and/or                               

               612   Fict Wtg Wkp (3-9)

               and/or

               613   Poetry Wr Wk (3-9) 

               and/or

               615   Screnwrt Wkp (3-9) 3-9

 

Courses in literature                         6

CRPRJ    698   Creat Proj (3 or 6)    6

Electives                                          6

                                                    –––––

                                                    33 hrs

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH (GENERAL)

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, and submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (required for native speakers of English) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (required for nonnative speakers of English), a statement of purpose (750-1000 words), examples of their scholarly or critical writing, and three letters of recommendation.

 

Degree requirements

 

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Core requirements

Approved courses in English        15-29

 

Research requirements

ENG       601   Res Eng Stu (3)

               or

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

THES      698   Thesis (1-6)            3-6

 

Minors and electives                     0-14

                                                        

                                                    ———

                                                    32 hrs

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH (LITERATURE)

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, and submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (required for native speakers of English) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (required for nonnative speakers of English), submit scores on the GRE specialized test “Literature in English,” a statement of purpose (750-1000 words), examples of their scholarly or critical writing, and three letters of recommendation.

 

Degree requirements

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

Core requirements

ENG       601   Res Eng Stu             3

               606   Lit Theory 1 (3)

               or

               607   Lit Theory 2 (3)       3

 

17-20 hours of approved graduate

courses in literature including

American literature                          6

 

British and World literature

     Before 1660                                   3

     After 1660                                  3

 

Approved literature electives          5-8

 

Research requirement

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

THES      698   Thesis (1-6)            3-6

 

Electives                                         0-3

                                                    ———

                                                    32 hrs

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH (RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION)

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (required for native speakers of English) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (required for nonnative speakers of English), a statement of purpose (750 to 1000 words), examples of their scholarly or critical writing, and three letters of

recommendation.

 

Degree requirements

 

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Core requirements

ENG       601   Res Eng Stu             3

               604   Tch Tech                 3

               620   Ling St Eng              3

               690   Seminar Comp         3

               609   In Writ Proj (3)

               or

               693   Writ in Prof (3)        3

               694   Cls Rhetoric             3

               699   Contemp Comp       3

 

Research requirements

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

THES      698   Thesis (1-6)            3-6

 

Electives                                        5-11

                                                    ———

                                                    32 hrs

ENG 601 may be waived for students who choose the nonthesis option.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN LINGUISTICS

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, have the equivalent of at least two years of college-level study of foreign language (requirement can be met during MA program), and submit a statement of purpose (750 to 1000 words), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (required for native speakers of English) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (required for nonnative speakers of English), examples of their scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation.

 

Degree requirements

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

ENG 520 or the equivalent will be required but will not count towards required hours in the degree.

 

Major requirements

ENG       621   Mean Str Eng           3

               623   Phon & Phonl          3

               626   Morph & Synt          3

               627   Socioling                  3

 

Directed electives (at least 15 hours
from the following courses):

ENG       622   His Eng Lang (3)

               625   Phonology (3)

               628   Lang Culture (3)

               629   Top Ap Ling (3)

               630   Contras Anls (3)

               631   Hist Linguis (3)

               632   Discrs Anls (3)

               682   Top Eng Ling (3)

               686   Top in Ling (3)       15

 

Electives

(3 hours, an additional course from
the directed electives or any of the
following):

ENG       624   Found S L A (3)

               684   Topics S L A (3)

               693   Writ in Prof (3)        3

 

Research requirement

ENG       601   Res Eng Stu             3

               and

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

CRPRJ    698   Creat Proj (3 or 6)    3

                                                    ———

                                                    36 hrs

Depending on the nature of the student’s research, the student may also be advised to take one or more courses in Experimental Design and Statistics in addition to other course work.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)

 

Admission requirments

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, have the equivalent of at least two years of college-level study of foreign language (requirement can be met during MA program), and submit a statement of purpose (750 to 1000 words), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (required for native speakers of English) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (required for nonnative speakers of English), examples of their scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation.

 

Degree requirements

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

ENG 520 or the equivalent will be
required but will not count towards
required hours in the degree.

 

Major requirements

ENG       616   Th Lan Learn           3

               617   Meth Tch ELL         3

               618   Mat Tch ELL           3

               624   Found S L A            3

 

Directed electives

18 hours from

ENG       605   Tch Eng Stu (3)

               621   Mean Str Eng (3)

               622   His Eng Lang (3)

               623   Phon & Phonl (3)

               625   Phonology (3)

               626   Morph & Synt (3)

               627   Socioling (3)

               628   Lang Culture (3)      

               629   Top Ap Ling (3)

               630   Contras Anls (3)

               631   Hist Linguis (3)

               632   Discrs Anls (3)

               682   Top Eng Ling (3)

               684   Topics S L A (3)

               686   Top in Ling (3)

               693   Writ in Prof (3)       18

 

Research requirements

ENG       601   Res Eng Stu             3

               and

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

CRPRJ    698   Creat Proj (3 or 6)    3

                                                    ———

                                                    36 hrs

Depending on the nature of the student’s research, the student may also be advised to take one or more courses in Experimental Design and Statistics in addition to other course work.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) AND LINGUISTICS

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, have the equivalent of at least two years of college-level study of foreign language (requirement can be met during MA program), and submit a statement of purpose (750 to 1000 words), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (required for native speakers of English) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (required for nonnative speakers of English), examples of their scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation.

 

Degree requirements

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

ENG 520 or the equivalent will be
required but will not count towards
required hours in the degree.

 

Major requirements

ENG       616   Th Lan Learn           3

               617   Meth Tch ELL         3

               618   Mat Tch ELL           3

               621   Mean Str Eng           3

               623   Phon & Phonl          3

               624   Found S L A            3

               626   Morph & Synt          3

               627   Socioling                  3

 

Directed electives (at least 15 hours
from the following courses):

ENG       605   Tch Eng Stu (3)

               622   His Eng Lang (3)

               625   Phonology (3)

               628   Lang Culture (3)

               629   Top Ap Ling (3)

               630   Contras Anls (3)

               631   Hist Linguis (3)

               632   Discrs Anls (3)

               682   Top Eng Ling (3)

               684   Topics S L A (3)

               686   Top in Ling (3)

               693   Writ in Prof (3)       15

 

Research requirements

ENG       601   Res Eng Stu             3

               and

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

CRPRJ    698   Creat Proj (3 or 6)    3

                                                    ———

                                                    45 hrs

Depending on the nature of the student’s research, the student may also be advised to take one or more courses in Experimental Design and Statistics in addition to other course work.

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) IN ENGLISH

 

Concentration in Applied Linguistics

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants to the PhD in English with a concentration in applied linguistics must hold an earned master’s or equivalent degree and meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, submit a statement of purpose (750 to 1000 words), graduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.3 (preferably 3.5), cumulative GRE general scores (required for native speakers of English) or (for nonnative speakers of English) cumulative TOEFL scores of at least 575 (or equivalent), and submit examples of their scholarly or critical writing and three letters of recommendation.  Before writing comprehensive examinations, candidates must demonstrate competence in two foreign languages, other than English, relevant to their research. 

 

Degree requirements

 

The PhD in English with a concentration in applied linguistics requires a total of 48 graduate hours and a dissertation (with 10 associated hours to be taken at Ball State). Up to 32 hours from the masters degree may be applied to the total of 90 hours for the doctoral degree. Students may elect to take one or more cognates in an appropriate department or university area. ENG 520 Introduction to Linguistics and a graduate research course are prerequisites to the program. Students who have not taken them or done equivalent work must take ENG 520 or an additional 3 hours of ENG 601, but these courses will not be included in the 48 hours of course work required for graduation.

Transfer credit (up to)                     32

 

Required core courses                        

Students must complete the following four courses as early as possible in the program.

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

ENG       621   Mean Str Eng           3

               623   Phon & Phonl          3

               626   Morph & Synt          3

               627   Socioling                  3

 

At the end of the first year of doctoral study, doctoral students will undergo a review to determine their fitness to continue in the program. This review will examine their academic and professional performance to this point in the doctoral program. Details regarding this review will be outlined during the fall semester each year, and the due date for review materials will be set. Students will have at least one month to prepare the materials to be turned in at some point during the spring semester. Students who are not advanced will be permitted to complete a master’s degree but will not be permitted to continue in the doctoral program.

 

Directed electives                                           

Students must choose at least 18 hours from the following courses. Students may be advised to take one or more courses in Experimental Design and Statistics in addition to other course work.

ENG       622   His Eng Lang (3)

               624   Found S L A (3)

               625   Phonology (3)

               628   Lang Culture (3)

               629   Top Ap Ling (3)

               630   Contras Anls (3)

               631   Hist Linguis (3)

               632   Discrs Anls (3)

               682   Top Eng Ling (3)

               684   Topics S L A (3)

               686   Top in Ling (3)

               693   Writ in Prof (3)

               701   Ind Study (3)           

               729   Adv Top Ling (3)    18

 

Electives                                         15

 

Research requirement

DISS       799   Drs Dissert (1-24)   10

ENG       601   Res Eng Stu             3 

                                                    ———

                                                    90 hrs

 

Concentration in Literature

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants for the PhD in English with a concentration in literature must hold an earned master’s or equivalent degree, meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, and submit a statement of purpose (750 to 1000 words), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 550 on verbal aptitude (preferred), a graduate GPA of at least 3.3 (preferably 3.5), examples of their scholarly or critical writing, and three letters of recommendation. Nonnative speakers of English may substitute TOEFL scores for the GRE aptitude test. In addition, all applicants for the concentration in literature must submit scores for the GRE subject test in literature of at least 550 (preferred).

 

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ENG       601   Res Eng Stu             3

               605   Tch Eng Stu (3)        6

               606   Lit Theory 1 (3)

               or

               607   Lit Theory 2 (3)       3

               693   Writ in Prof              3

 

3 hours in each of the following areas:

(must include at least 3 hours of

American Literature)

British Literature to 1500;

British/American literature 1500-1700;

British/American literature 1700-1800;

British/American literature 1800-1900;

Literature 1900-present.                  15

 

One course in one of the following areas:

American ethnic studies

Gender studies

International studies                         3

 

Directed electives

At least 15 hours of electives in

courses chosen in consultation

with advisor.                                   15

 

Electives                                         24

DISS       799   Drs Dissert (1-24)   18

                                                    ———

                                                    90 hrs

ENG 605 is to be taken once as “Composition” and a second time as “Literature.”

 

Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants for the PhD in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition must hold an earned master’s or equivalent degree, meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, and submit a statement of purpose (750 to 1000 words), GRE score of at least 550 (preferred) on verbal aptitude, a graduate GPA of at least 3.3 (preferably 3.5), examples of their scholarly or critical writing, and three letters of recommendation. Nonnative speakers of English may substitute TOEFL scores for the GRE scores. 

 

Degree requirements

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

ENG       605   Tch Eng Stu             3

               606   Lit Theory 1             3

               620   Ling St Eng              3

               693   Writ in Prof              3

               699   Contemp Comp       3

 

3 (rhetoric and composition) hours in
each of the following areas:

Rhetorical History

Digital Literacies

Research Methodologies                  9

 

9 additional hours directed electives

in one of the three areas of emphasis  9

 

Electives                                          9

 

Course work from Master’s degree

or equivalent                                   32

DISS       799   Drs Dissert (1-24)   16

                                                    ———

                                                    90 hrs

 

DOCTORAL COGNATE IN LITERARY THEORY

 

See the department for information regarding course selection.

 

For purposes of advising, enrollment in all graduate courses in the Department of English requires permission of the department.

 

ENGLISH (ENG)

 

520 Introduction to Linguistics. (3) Basic concepts, scope, and methodology of the science of language.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

Not open to students who have credit in ENG 320.

 

588 English Studies Abroad. (3-6) English studies at approved study abroad sites. Credit applied to department requirements as approved by the department chairperson.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

 

601 Research in English Studies. (3) Research methods in composition, English education, language and linguistics, and/or literature.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

602 English Internship. (1-6) Supervised work experience appropriate for English graduate students. Assignments may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, for one or more semesters in approved businesses or organizations.

      Prerequisite: permission of the internship coordinator or department chairperson.

      A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. A maximum of 3 hours may apply as elective credit toward the MA or PhD in English.

 

603 Independent Study. (1-3) Independent study and research in composition, creative writing, English education, language and linguistics, or literature.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

604 Teaching with Technology. (3) Theory and practice of using major technologies in the teaching of English; primary emphasis on postsecondary level. Focuses on practical activities related to planning and carrying out text-intensive teaching with technology.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

605 Teaching in English Studies. (3) Instruction and, where appropriate, close supervision in pedagogical theory and practice and other proficiencies and skills required for success in university teaching.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

606 Literary Theory 1. (3) Critical theory through New Criticism and its application to selections from the various forms of literature.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

607 Literary Theory 2. (3) Contemporary critical theory and its application to selections from the various forms of literature.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

608 Seminar in Theory. (3) Topics in theory. Advanced study of the work of specified theorists or in specified theoretical paradigms.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

609 Indiana Writing Project. (1-6) Training in writing, research, and teaching according to the National Writing Project model. Taught by the Indiana Writing Project (IWP) director or codirector assisted by teacher consultants. Applies to a degree only with the department chairperson’s permission. The course is not intended to substitute for certification or degree requirements.

Prerequisite: permission after application to the IWP director.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term.

 

610 Reading and Writing Across the Genres. (3) A comprehensive introduction to graduate creative writing, with study and practice of the forms and techniques of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

611 Workshop in Creative Non-Fiction. (3) Instruction, practice, and criticism in a workshop format.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

612 Workshop in Fiction Writing. (3) Instruction, practice, and criticism in a workshop format.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

613 Workshop in Poetry Writing. (3) Instruction, practice, and criticism in a workshop format.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

614 Practicum in Literary Editing. (3) History and philosophy of literary publishing, with practical experience in editorial work and production in print and electronic formats.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

615 Workshop in Screenwriting. (3) Instruction, practice, and criticism in screenwriting in a workshop format.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

616 Introduction to Theories of Language Learning. (3) Psychological, sociocultural, and linguistic basis of language learning; research and theoretical perspectives related to second language teaching.         

Prerequisite: knowledge of a foreign language; permission of the department chairperson.

Prerequisite or parallel: ENG 520 or equivalent.

 

617 Methods for Teaching English Language Learners. (3) Study and practice of a variety of methods in teaching English language learners in second or foreign language settings.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

Prerequisite or parallel: ENG 520 or equivalent.

 

618 Materials Development for Teaching English Language Learners. (3) Focus on the use and design of materials to meet the specific needs of language learners at various levels of proficiency in second and foreign language settings. 

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

Prerequisite or parallel: ENG 520 or equivalent.

 

620 Linguistics and the Study of English. (3) An introduction for nonspecialists to areas of linguistics pertinent to the study and teaching of English literature and composition.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

621 Meaning and Structure in English. (3) An integrated study of the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the English language. Introduces key concepts in syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic analysis, and focuses on aspects of English lexical and grammatical structure most problematic in the teaching of English as a second/foreign language.

Prerequisite: ENG 520; permission of the department chairperson.

 

622 History of the English Language. (3) History of the development of the phonological, morphological, lexical, and syntactical systems of the English language from its beginnings to the present day.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

623 Phonetics and Phonology. (3) Speech sounds and the linguistic methods employed in their description, classification, and analysis as elements in language systems. Relationships among speech sounds in a language.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

624 Foundations of Second Language Acquisition. (3) Covers the foundations of second language acquisition theories and research, and introduces various issues related to second language learning and teaching.

Prerequisite: ENG 616, 617; permission of the department chairperson.

 

625 Phonology. (3) General characteristics of speech sounds and of the systematic relationships they exhibit in natural languages. Emphasizes current research in generative phonology.

Prerequisite: ENG 623; permission of the department chairperson.

 

626 Morphology and Syntax. (3) A detailed examination of the patterns of word and phrase building in natural languages. Emphasizes both formal and functional approaches.

Prerequisite: ENG 520; permission of the department chairperson.

 

627 Sociolinguistics. (3) Examines the correlation of linguistic variation with geographic areas and social variables such as sex, age, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity.

Prerequisite: ENG 320 or 520; permission of the department chairperson.

 

628 Language and Culture. (3) Examines the ways members of different cultures organize and exploit their linguistic resources. Topics include registers and forms of address, verbal art, conversational strategies, code-switching, language maintenance and death, and cross-cultural miscommunication.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

629 Topics in Applied Linguistics. (3) Intensive study of a selected topic or closely related set of topics relevant to applied linguistics. May be repeated if the topic changes.

Prerequisite: ENG 520 or equivalent; 9 additional hours in applied linguistics or permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

630 Contrastive Analysis. (3) Study of language universals and comparison of the structural systems of natural languages.

Prerequisite: ENG 520, 621; knowledge of a foreign language; permission of the department chairperson.

 

631 Historical Linguistics. (3) Scientific study of the process of linguistic change. A survey of the methods and principles used in historical and comparative linguistic analysis.

Prerequisite: ENG 623, 625; permission of the department chairperson.

 

632 Discourse Analysis. (3) A detailed examination of the principal methods of analyzing oral and written discourse.

Prerequisite: ENG 520 or 621; permission of the department chairperson.

 

633 Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. (1-6) Practical experience related to the teaching of English as a second or foreign language.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

Parallel: ENG 616 or 617.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

 

640 Studies in American Authors. (3) Focused study of the works and lives of selected American authors.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

641 Early American Literature. (3) Examination of selected literary works written through 1830. Attention will also be given to cultural, political, and intellectual contexts and to current scholarship on the period.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

642 Literature of the American Renaissance. (3) Examination of literary works written from 1830 to 1865. Attention will also be given to cultural, political, and intellectual contexts, and to current scholarship on the period.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

643 American Realism and Naturalism. (3) Examination of selected literary works from the middle of the nineteenth century into the earliest part of the twentieth century. Considers authors, their work, their philosophies of art, and current scholarship on the period.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

644 Early Twentieth-Century American Literature. (3) Examination of literary works and intellectual and aesthetic movements during the first half of the twentieth century. Attention will be given to cultural, political, and intellectual contexts and to current scholarship on the period.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

645 Contemporary American Literature. (3) Examination of literary works from 1945 to the present.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

646 Studies in American Ethnic Literature. (3) Study of literary works that express the experiences and cultures of American population groups whose voices have not been adequately represented in the literary and social mainstream.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

647 African American Literature. (3) Examines African American literature focusing on the role of vernacular speech and music; the social status of African Americans and their relations with other racial groups; the connections between race, class, gender, and sexuality; and relevant literary criticism and theory.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

650 Seminar in Literature. (3) Special topics in literature. Advanced study of a time period, form, nation, and/or specific issue or problem in literary studies.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

651 Studies in the Novel. (3) Special topics in the novel. Advanced study of a time period, form, nation and/or specific issue or problem.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

652 Studies in Poetry. (3) Special topics in poetry. Advanced study of a time period, form, nation and/or specific issue or problem.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

653 Studies in Drama. (3) Special topics in drama. Advanced study of a time period, form, nation and/or specific issue or problem.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

654 Film Studies. (3) Investigation of theoretical and critical approaches to the cinematic text, which may include studies of language, form, history, reception, narrative, culture, ideological formation, technological innovation, and representation.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

655 Gender Studies. (3) Exploration of issues in gender theory, which may include studies of power, language, literature, culture, identity, sexuality, representation, and pedagogy, as well as interdisciplinary connections to other political and philosophical theories of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and nationality.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

656 Cultural Studies. (3) Investigation of cultural studies as it relates to specific texts, social themes, and issues.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

657 Post-Colonial Studies. (3) Focused study of post-colonial literature and literary theory.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

659 Workshop in Literature. (3-9) Specific themes or specific units of American, British, or world literature. Stresses both the cooperative efforts of participants and faculty and the critical approaches to literature that are most useful in reading and teaching the literature.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

 

660 Studies in British Authors. (3) Focused study of the works and lives of selected British authors.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

661 Early British Studies. (3) Intensive study of early British literature emphasizing language, sources, structure, and significance of the works. Aspects of early culture pertinent to the works will be considered.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

662 Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Studies. (3-6) Study of selected works of English literature of the Tudor, Stuart, and Puritan periods (1485-1660).

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

 

663 Studies in Shakespeare. (3) Study of major Shakespearean dramas and major Shakespearean criticism. Some attention given to the sonnets.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

664 Studies in English Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. (3) An extensive study of the nondramatic works of Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Johnson, with possible supplementary readings from other British authors of the period 1660-1800.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

665 Romantic Studies. (3) Examination of literary works from the Romantic period. Attention given to the cultural and intellectual contexts of the period as well as current scholarship relevant to the period.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

667 Victorian Studies. (3) Examination of literature of the Victorian period. Attention given to cultural and intellectual contexts and to the current scholarship relevant to the period.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

668 Early Twentieth-Century British Literature. (3) Focused study of selected works in early-twentieth-century British literature and culture.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

669 Contemporary British Literature. (3) Focused study of selected works in contemporary British literature and culture.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

670 Seminar in English Education. (3-9) Investigations of special topics related to the teaching of English.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

 

671 Reading Texts in the English Classroom. (3) Emphasizes current theoretical and research bases for effective reading of texts in the English classroom.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

672 Workshop in English Language Arts.

(3-9) A study of the objectives, materials, and teaching techniques employed at the various levels of English language arts instruction with emphasis on application to specific classroom situations. Course content and requirements designed to meet individual needs and interest.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

 

673 English Language and Grammar in the Schools. (3) An introduction to the scientific study of the English language. The relation of contemporary language description and research to the teaching of English skills in the schools.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

674 Teaching English Language Arts in the Elementary Grades. (3) A critical review of trends and issues and their implications for the teacher in the elementary grades.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

675 Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools. (3) Advanced pedagogy, theory, research, and current issues in teaching writing, language, and visual representation, along with the use of performance assessments in the English Language Arts classroom.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

676 Teaching Literature, Speaking and Listening in Secondary Schools. (3) Advanced pedagogy, theory, research, and current issues in teaching literature,

speaking, and listening in the English Language Arts classroom.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

677 Literature for Young Children. (2) Appraisal of literature for young children. Of special interest to students of early-childhood education.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

678 Children’s Literature. (3) Overview of the field of children’s literature and intensive study of the various genres. Includes study of theoretical issues, research, and recommended practice in teaching children’s literature along with the study of a sampling of recently published children’s books.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

679 Young Adult Literature. (3) Recent literature suitable for students of varying abilities in junior high/middle and secondary schools. Emphasizes the actual reading of selections with some attention given to methodology.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

Not open to students who have credit in ENG 414.

 

680 History of English Education. (3) A comprehensive review of the history of English education and the development of English as a school subject in the core curriculum.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

681 Reading in English Language Arts Education. (3) A critical review of significant research in English education and its implications for teaching English in the schools.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

682 Topics in English Linguistics. (3) Intensive study of a selected topic or closely related set of topics relevant to English linguistics.

Prerequisite: ENG 520 or equivalent; permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

684 Topics in Second Language Acquisition. (3) Intensive study of a selected topic or closely related set of topics relevant to Second Language Acquisition.

Prerequisite: ENG 520 or equivalent; ENG 616; permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

686 Topics in Linguistics. (3) Intensive descriptive, theoretical, or applied study of a selected topic or closely related set of topics relevant to linguistics and any of the world’s languages.

Prerequisite: ENG 520 or equivalent; permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

690 Seminar in Composition. (3) Special research problems in English composition using recognized techniques of research, extensive readings in selected texts, group discussions, and conferences.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

 

691 Advanced Composition. (3) Principles of and practice in the writing and evaluation of expository prose. Intended for teachers of English at the elementary, secondary, and college levels.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

692 Writing Technologies. (3) Examination of relationships among literacy, technology, and English studies. Includes a historical approach to literacy, with major attention to how past and present technologies of literacy affect culture and education. Will explore issues and practices in laboratory sessions.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

693 Writing in the Profession. (3) Directed writing in some of the modes required in the academic profession of English studies, with a view toward producing effective, publishable prose.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

694 Classical Rhetoric. (3) A survey of the history and development of classical rhetoric in English composition. Special research problems in the explication of standard literary texts from a classical rhetorical perspective. Extensive readings in selected texts, some in translations from Latin and Greek.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

695 Medieval and Early Modern Rhetoric. (3) A survey of Western rhetorical theory and practice from the fifth into the seventeenth century. Offers insight into the vocation and impact of rhetoric in the medieval and early modern period, with emphasis on implications for literacy and education.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

696 Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric. (3) Survey of the nineteenth-century theories of composition that established the roots of contemporary teaching practices. Special research problems from a nineteenth-century rhetorical perspective using recognized techniques of research, extensive readings in selected texts, group discussions, and conferences.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

697 Contemporary Rhetoric. (3) Overview of major contemporary rhetorical theories and practice, focusing on several major rhetoricians and recent developments in the field. Special research problems using recognized techniques of research, extensive reading in selected texts, group discussions, and conferences.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

698 Rhetoric and Poetics. (3) Covers identification and theories of poetics in all genres. Includes classical schemes and tropes and contemporary theories about epistemology and figures of speech. Surveys Aristotle’s poetics through contemporary criticism.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

699 Contemporary Theories of Composition. (3) Focuses on theories of writing prominent during the past hundred years, contextualizing those theories in terms of history, political movements, theoretical milieux, and educational changes. Connections made to similar shifts in perspective across the academic landscape.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

701 Independent Study. (1- 3) Intensive study of a topic in literature, composition, or linguistics not ordinarily addressed in a regularly scheduled course. Intended to prepare doctoral students on a tutorial basis to research and develop an original dissertation topic.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

729 Advanced Topics in Linguistics. (3) Intensive advanced study of a selected topic or closely related set of topics relevant to linguistics and applied linguistics.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.