Below are courses commonly offered. Graduate students also have the option to take most 400-level courses for graduate credit, usually with the addition of a graduate project. Descriptions of these courses can be found here.
Study of and/or supervised practice in teaching college writing (section 01) or English as a second language (section 02). Repeatable to 4 credits. Prerequisite or corequisite for those teaching English as a second language: ENGL465.
The Christian Tradition
The study of noteworthy Christian literature, including works by authors such as John Milton, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and Flannery O'Connor. Also may include focus on Christian perspectives in response to literature.
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Study of selected topics in composition (Modern Rhetoric), language (Contrastive Analysis), or literature (Shakespeare, Literature on Location, or Drama). Topic and credit to be announced in advance. Repeatable to 12 credits with different subject matter.
ENGL530 Alt (3)
Study of language function and supra-sentential structure with special emphasis on the contrasts between oral and written discourse. Prerequisites: ENGL460 and demonstration of grammar competence by one of the following: ENGL300, an equivalent course, or departmental testing.
ENGL540 Alt (3)
Language and Culture
Study of language in the context of ethnology with emphases on (1) the effect of social variables (including gender) on language use, and on (2) paralanguage (e.g., kinesics and proxemics). Prerequisite: ENGL460 or permission of instructor.
Study of Composition
Introduction to rhetorical and other principles involved in the writing process and in the teaching of composition to secondary-school and college students.
Research projects, reports, and discussions. Seminars are offered in various subjects corresponding with faculty specialization and greatest library strength. Repeatable with different subject matter. Prerequisite: ENGL597.
Independent Study in English
Individualized reading or research in a specified area under the guidance of an instructor; admission by the chair’s consent.
Research and writing leading to the completion of the required project paper under the guidance of an instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits.
Research materials, methods of research, and documentation in English studies.
Intensive study on selected topics. As needed
ENGL650 $ (0)
Student may register for this title while clearing deferred grade (DG) and/or incomplete (I) courses with advisor approval only. Registration for this title indicates full-time status.
ENGL655 $ (0)
Students may register for this non-credit continuation course to maintain active status. For additional information on active status, please refer to p. 47 in the bulletin. Registration does not indicate full-time status.