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ENG 603. Bibliography. (3-0-3) on demand
An introduction to graduate research in American and English literature.

ENG 612. Theories of Teaching Writing. (3-0-3)  on demand
An in-depth study of composition theory and research with a heavy emphasis on the analysis and critique of important sources in the field of composition and rhetoric.

ENG 619. American Renaissance. (3-0-3)
Advanced study of representative writers, texts, genres, and themes of the American Renaissance.

ENG 620. American Poetry. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of representative American poetry.  

ENG 622.  American Novels. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of representative American novels.

ENG 624. American Literature in Perspective. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced thematic study of American literature.

ENG 630. Topics in British Literature. (3-0-3)  on demand
The study of themes, movements, or modes in British Literature that span multiple literary periods; or of clusters of authors. May be taken only once for credit.

ENG 632: The British Novel (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of representative British novels and the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present.

ENG 634. Chaucer. (3-0-3), on demand
Intensive study of Chaucer’s early poetry, Troilus and Criseyde, and The Canterbury Tales (in the original Middle English).  Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 635. Topics in Shakespeare. (3-0-3)  on demand
Prerequisite: previous study of Shakespeare or consent of instructor. Intensive study of Shakespeare’s works.  Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

Eng 636:  Major American Author.  (3-0-3); on demand.
Intensive study of a significant American author (about whom there exist reference resources and a substantial amount of critical commentary).  Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

Eng 637:  Major British Author.  (3-0-3); on demand.
Intensive study of a significant Britsh author (about whom there exist reference resources and a substantial amount of critical commentary) excluding Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton.  Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 638. Milton. (3-0-3)  on demand
Intensive study of Milton’s poetry and major prose.  Fulfills the Major Author requirement for the MA in English.

ENG 645. Renaissance Literature. (3-0-3)  on demand 
Advanced study of selected major writers of the English Renaissance with an emphasis on Spenser, Shakespeare (excluding drama), Donne, and Jonson. 

ENG 647: Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced Study of representative British writers, texts, literary forms, and themes, 1660 to 1798.

ENG 648. Romantic Period. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced Study of representative British writers, texts, literary forms, and themes, 1789-1832. 

ENG 650. Victorian Period. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of representative British writers, texts, literary forms, and themes, 1832-1901.

ENG 652. Twentieth Century British Literature. (3-0-3) on demand
Advanced Study of representative British writers, texts, literary movements, literary forms, and themes, 1901 to the present.

ENG 653. Modern Drama. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of representative dramas and the development of the genre from the advent of Realism to the present.  
 
ENG 655. Early Dramatic Literature. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of representative dramas and the development of the genre from the Greeks to the mid-nineteenth century.  

ENG 661: Studies in American Literary Periods. (3-0-3) on demand
Advanced study of representative writers, texts, genres, and themes focusing on an American literary period.

ENG 663. American Fiction. (3-0-3)
Advanced study of representative American fiction from its beginnings to the present.

ENG 666. Contemporary Literature. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of contemporary literature in English or English translation. 

ENG 670. Film and Literature. (3-0-3)  on demand
Advanced study of the relationship between literature and film.

ENG 690. Technical Writing. (3-0-3)  on demand
Principles of analysis, process, and definition; program, recommendation, and research reports; proposals and memoranda; visual aids; transitions, mechanics of clear and precise statement. 



 

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