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ENGL 5004
Theory and Practice of University Writing Instruction

The study of rhetorical theory, related issues in writing pedagogy, and the practice of teaching composition at the university level for GTAs in the Department of English. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing and appointment as a GTA in the Department of English.

  • 6 Credit Hours
ENGL 5014
Introduction to Literary Research

This course introduces the materials and methods of research used in English studies. Students learn how to locate primary texts, contextual documents, and critical scholarship, to evaluate their kinds and degrees of authority, and to incorporate and cite this material in original research. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5024
Critical Theory in English Studies

Introduces graduate students to principal issues, concepts, terms, and methods currently employed in literary criticism and the interdisciplinary study of culture. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5034
Practicum

Practical training in teaching composition at the university level. Required of all Graduate Teaching Assistants in English. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5054
Composition Pedagogy

Study of the theory, research, and practice of teaching composition at the university level, including the integration of written, oral, and visual literacies and the uses of technology. Careful consideration of the epistemological and cultural implications of writing instruction.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5064
Topics in Language

Rotating topics in language study, exploring various theories of language and their bearing on literary interpretation, rhetoric, and textual criticism. Content will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5074
Introduction to Digital Humanities

This course introduces students to the history and critical theory necessary to understand the broad import of digital technology for English Studies and to the knowledge and skills required to critique and produce digital documents. Must have graduate standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5164
Studies in Black American Literature

Rotating studies in Black American literature, focusing on its roots in folk and oral traditions; on key periods, such as the Harlem Renaissance; or on themes, genres, or selected figures. Content will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5224
Studies in Early English Authors

Rotating studies in the works of such early writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, or Milton, focusing on their relationship to history; on key texts; on themes or genres; or on critical approaches. Content will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5234
Studies in Later English Authors

Rotating studies in the works of one or two later English writers, such as Dickens, Hardy, Tennyson, Woolf, Joyce, Yeats, and others. Contents will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5244
Studies in American Authors

Rotating studies which offer intensive treatment of one or two American authors, with particular attention to historical, biographical, cultural, and/or critical and theoretical contexts. Content will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5314
Genre Studies

Rotating studies of particular genres--lyric, biography, literary criticism, speculative fiction--in relation to their social, intellectual, and literary contexts. Content will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5334
Special Topics in Literature

Approaches to the study of literature that cross the boundaries of genre, period, and nationality, exploring innovative combinations of texts, critical methods, and interpretive approaches. Contents will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5354
Comparative Studies in Literature

Rotating studies in global literature and theory, focusing on comparisons of authors, works, periods, or genres of different regions, countries, and/or cultures. Content will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5454
Studies in Theory

Rotating studies of the major issues, figures, and movements in literary and critical theory. Content will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5464
Introduction to Medical Humanities

Introduction to the medical humanities. Literary inquiry as narrative medicine, medicine and literature, literary bioethics, medical rhetoric, and cultural studies of medicine.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5474
Teaching Literature

Practices of teaching literature at the college and university level, including close reading, the application of critical theory, the introduction of historical and social contexts, and the making and assessing of writing assignments. Pre: Graduate standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5534
Studies in Literary History

Rotating studies in literary history. Topics, periods, and approaches will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5614
Visual Rhetoric and Document Design

Examination of the theories, research, and practices of visual rhetoric and document design. Emphasis on ways in which images and other visual methods of communicaion influence audiences. Graduate standing required.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5624
Intercultural Communication

Examination of theoretical and practical issues pertaining to writing and designing for intercultural and/or international audiences. Graduate standing required.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5634
Writing and Publishing in Electronic Environments

Examination of the ongoing evolution of rhetoric and writing as a technology–supported field. Prepares graduate students to analyze and solve design problems related to rhetorical delivery and content management in digital and online contexts. 

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5644
Genres of Professional Practice

Variable topics in genres of professional practice, such as reports, proposals, manuals, and websites; includes study of the genre in use as well as development of an example of the genre. May be repeated twice for credit when the topic varies for a total of nine credits. Graduate standing.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5654
Professional Writing Pedagogy

Theoretical and practical aspects of designing and teaching an introductory undergraduate course in technical or business communication in academic or business settings. Students will investigate various methods and materials used to teach written, oral, and visual communication approprate for such courses. Graduate standing required.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5674
Rhetoric of Science and Technology

Analysis of the historical and philosophical development of the field of rhetoric of science and technology through benchmark publications; examination of scientific texts and technologies as objects of rhetorical criticism. Graduate standing required.

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5894
Final Examination

For non-thesis candidates who are required to register for their final examination and have completed their program of study. Not to be included in minimum 33 hours required for degree. II,IV

  • 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 5974
Independent Study
  • 1-19 Credit Hours
ENGL 5984
Special Study
  • 1-19 Credit Hours
ENGL 5994
Research and Thesis
  • 1-19 Credit Hours