Graduate Courses in English
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.
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.
Introduces graduate students to principal issues, concepts, terms, and methods currently employed in literary criticism and the interdisciplinary study of culture. Pre: Graduate Standing.
Practical training in teaching composition at the university level. Required of all Graduate Teaching Assistants in English. Pre: Graduate Standing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction to the medical humanities. Literary inquiry as narrative medicine, medicine and literature, literary bioethics, medical rhetoric, and cultural studies of medicine.
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.
Rotating studies in literary history. Topics, periods, and approaches will vary; may be repeated once for credit. Pre: Graduate Standing.
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.
Examination of theoretical and practical issues pertaining to writing and designing for intercultural and/or international audiences. Graduate standing required.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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