Course DesciptionsENG 601. Semantics. (3); A linguistic approach to the study of meaning in language. ENG 603. Bibliography. ( 3)An introduction to graduate research in Americanand English literature. Required of all candidates for Master of Arts in English.ENG 604. Linguistics: Grammar. (3); Principles of grammar from current theoretical perspectives.ENG 608. Morehead Writing Project Summer Institute. (3);Prerequisites: unconditional acceptance to the graduate program; completion offormal application/interview/selection process and consent of instructor.Corequisite: ENG 609. An invitational, intensive institute for practicing educatorsand administrators that focuses on their development and training as writers andwriting teachers. Includes a yearlong follow-up obligation. ENG 609. Morehead Writing Project Summer Institute. (3); Prerequisites: unconditional acceptance to the graduate program; completion offormal application/ interview/selection process and consent of instructor.Corequisite: ENG 612. Theories of Teaching Writing. (3); Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 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. Students are expected to complete a 10-hour assignment in the Writing Center or assisting a full-time composition teacher in his/her class. ENG 619. American Renaissance. (3); An intensive study of the transcendental movement and its influence upon American literature as seen primarily in the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville.ENG 620. Major American Poets. (3);Intensive study of Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, Stevens, Eliot, and others. ENG 622. Major Modern American Novelists. (3); Intensive study of such major modern novelists as Dreiser, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, Wolfe, and Steinbeck. ENG 624. American Writers in Perspective.(3); Thematic development, growth of a genre, and regional qualities. ENG 628. Literary Criticism. (3); A survey of traditional criticism from the classical period to the Twentieth century; or a study of modern criticism; the New Humanists, New Critics, Neo-Aristotellians, and various linguistics structuralists. ENG 632. The English Novel. (3); Development of the English novel from its beginnings to the Twentieth Century. ENG 634. Chaucer. (3); A careful reading and analysis of Chaucer’s early poetry and the Canterbury Tales. Relevant aspects of medieval culture are also examined. ENG 635. Topics in Shakespeare. (3); Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in Shakespeare or consent of instructor.A detailed study of various aspects of Shakespeare’s plays. 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 demandIntensive 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. Selected British Writers 1660-1780. (3); Poetry and prose of major British writers from 1660-1780. ENG 648. Selected British Writers 1780-1832. (3);The works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Byron, and others. ENG 650. Selected British Writers 1832-1900. (3); The works of Tennyson, Amold, Browning, Newman, Huxley, Ruskin, and others. ENG 652. Modern British Literature. (3); The works of Eliot, Auden, Yeats, Joyce, Conrad, Woolf, Lawrence, Forster, and others. ENG 653. Modern Drama. (3); Representative dramas from the advent of Realism to the present. ENG 655. Early Dramatic Literature. (3); Representative dramas from the Greeks to the mid-nineteenth century. ENG 663. American Fiction. (3); The development of American fiction from Charles Brockden Brown to Faulkner. ENG 666. Contemporary Literature. (3); The instructor will choose from a variety of titles and forms (fiction, drama, poetry, essay, criticism) of contemporary literature in English or in English translation. Emphasis is on thorough analysis of titles read. ENG 670. Introduction to Film Literature. (3); An introduction to the study of film as literature withextensive reading in the history of film and viewing of selected film classics. ENG 676. Directed Study. (1 to 3 hrs.); Prerequisite: approval of department chair. Individual study in any area in English under the direction of the graduate English faculty. Requirements: a written proposal approved in advance of starting the work; a copy of the final report for the departmental files.May be taken only once to count toward degree requirements. ENG 680. English Syntax. (3); Stresses syntactical studies primarily in the English language, and specifically in the use of American English structures. ENG 683. Advanced Poetry Writing. (3); Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Advanced instruction in poetry writing: organic and traditional structures; tone and persona; the sentence and the line; the lyric, dramatic, narrative, and meditative stances; and other concerns of poetics. An intensive writing workshop format with emphasis on poetry in the contemporary idiom. May be taken once at the undergraduate level and once at the graduate level. ENG 684. Advanced Fiction Writing. (3); Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Advanced instruction in fiction writing: plot, conflict, characterization, point of view, atmosphere, and other concerns of contemporary fiction. An intensive writing workshop format with emphasis on contemporary fiction and the audience and market for literary fiction. May be taken once at the undergraduate level and once at the graduate level. ENG 685. Psycholinguistics. (3); Both theoretical and practical applications of all psychological aspects of language. ENG 690. Technical Writing. (3-0-3) on demandPrinciples of analysis, process, and definition; program, recommendation, and research reports; proposals and memoranda; visual aids; transitions, mechanics of clear and precise statement. ENG 697. Sociolinguistics. (3); Theory and practice involved in individual and institutional language patterning. ENG 699. Thesis. (6 hrs.); Thesis requirement consists of a total of six semester hours to be distributed according to the particular program followed by the student.
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