English

English, ENGL = 0130

4010. English Language in America. 3 hours. Linguistic analysis of historical and contemporary American English; regional and social variations.

4020. Structure of Modern English. 3 hours. Modern English grammar, morphology and syntax; principles of analysis and various theories of English structure; relationship between linguistic structure, rhetorical pattern and literary style. (Same as ENGL 5090.)

4040. General Linguistics. 3 hours. Survey of methods and results of scientific study of human language; linguistic universals; translation, and first- and second-language acquisition.

4070. History of the English Language. 3 hours. Descriptive survey; relationship to other Indo-European languages; emphasizes evolution of Modern English from Old English and Middle English.

4080. Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 hours. Theory and method of teaching English as a second language. Study of major approaches with specific attention to methods of teaching, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of English and one Group D course. See Undergraduate Catalog for Group D course listing.

4100. Advanced Creative Writing: Mixed Genre. 3 hours. Study and emulation of American poetry and fiction in the contemporary mode. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 3140 or 3150.

4150. Literary Criticism. 3 hours. Principles based on representative readings from major critics; essays and class exercises in forming independent critical judgment.

4160. Advanced Expository Writing. 1-3 hours. Tutorial course in logical and rhetorical principles; practice in writing effective exposition; analyzing and criticizing models.

4170. Principles and Practices of Rhetoric. 3 hours. A study of the major rhetoricians from Aristotle to Kenneth Burke, organized on a historical basis; emphasis on uses of rhetorical techniques in student writing.

4180. Advanced Technical Writing. 3 hours. Practical application of technical-writing theory and style in industry, business and the sciences. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2700 is recommended.

4190. Technical Editing. 3 hours. The editing of drafts of technical manuals and other technical reports; the design of technical reports. Experience in applying rules governing technical-writing style. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2700 is recommended.

4250. Writing Technical Procedures and Manuals. 3 hours. The application of the principles of technical style to the writing of technical procedures and manuals. Intensive practice in writing technical procedures and manuals. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4180 is recommended.

4290. World Drama. 3 hours. Comparative study of Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Indian and English masterpieces; drama as reflection of changing ideologies, customs and dramatic conventions.

4300. Modern Drama. 3 hours. Survey of American, British and Continental European drama; cultural background, dramatic structure and literary trends; Ibsen, Shaw, O'Neill, Lorca, Pirandello, Albee and Beckett.

4400. American Fiction. 3 hours. Reading and analysis of American novels and short stories by Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, James, Faulkner, Hemingway, Welty and others.

4410. Chaucer. 3 hours. The Canterbury Tales and other works as a picture of medieval life and illustration of various literary types; the language of Chaucer and its development into modern English.

4420. Poetry. 3 hours. Methods of reading and analyzing poetry; techniques of explication. Includes poetry from a variety of cultures.

4430. Shakespeare. 3 hours. Representative comedies, histories and tragedies; survey of Shakespeare's life; his relation to his predecessors and contemporaries.

4440. Milton. 3 hours. Prose and poetry of Milton; political and religious thought of his day.

4470. British Drama. 1-3 hours. May be offered as a survey from the origins into the 20th century or as a study of any of the major periods in the survey: medieval, Renaissance, Restoration and modern. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4500. British Fiction. 3 hours. Reading and analysis of British novels and short stories by Defoe, Austen, Fielding, Dickens, Lawrence, Burgess, Hardy and others.

4600. Continental European Fiction. 3 hours. Study and analysis of continental European novels and short stories in translation. Works by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Chekhov, Zola and others.

4760. Specialized Expository Writing. 3 hours. The application of rhetorical, analytical and organizational principles to the writing of expository prose in specialized areas of study.

4920. Cooperative Education in English. 1-3 hours. Supervised work in a job directly related to the student's major, professional
field of study or career objective. Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours credit in English; student must meet employer's requirements and have consent of the department chair. May be repeated for credit.

4940. Special Seminar in Literature or Language. 1-3 hours. Study of a major author, topic or genre in literature or language that extends scope of traditional offerings. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5000. Old English. 3 hours. A study of Old English grammar and phonology; the reading of selections from prose and poetry in West Saxon; a survey of the literature of the Old English period. Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours in advanced English, including a course from Group D. See Undergraduate Catalog for Group D course listing.

5010. Beowulf. 3 hours. A study of Beowulf, its language and its place in the Germanic epic tradition; some attention to other heroic poetry. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 5000.

5020. Studies in Historical Linguistics. 3 hours. Intensive study of a selected topic in the history of the English language.

5030. Studies in Medieval Literature. 3 hours. A detailed study of the works of one or more of the major writers or literary genres of the medieval period in England, with a study of the major literary and social forces that helped to shape the cultural context of the period.

5040. Principles of Linguistics. 3 hours. A survey of the field of linguistics focusing on the core systems of language, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse. Some consideration will be given to recent developments in the major subfields of linguistics, including sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and pragmatics.

5060. Second Language Acquisition. 3 hours. Introduces new graduate students to a broad range of issues concerning the acquisition of second languages. Topics include L1-L2 differences, child-adult L2 differences, the teachability of grammar and models of L2 acquisition. No prerequisites; should be taken during first year of study.

5070. Bibliography and Methods of Research in Linguistics/ESL. 3 hours. Introduces new graduate students to the academic tools required for research in linguistics or ESL Areas of focus include bibliographic reference and indexing sources, the structure of experimental writing, research design, corpus-based linguistic analysis, and statistical analysis. No prerequisites; should be taken during first semester of study if possible.

5080. Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 hours. Current pedagogical theory affecting the teaching of English as a second language. Both theoretical and applied approaches are considered. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of English and one Group D course. See Undergraduate Catalog for Group D course listing. An ESL endorsement course.

5090. Pedagogical English Grammar. 3 hours. A thorough study of the basics of English grammar (morphology and syntax) analyzed from traditional, descriptive and theoretical points of view. Emphasis on pedagogical problems. Offered every year. (Same as ENGL 4020.)

5100. Studies in British Literature of the Romantic Period. 3 hours. A detailed study of the work of one or more of the major Romantic poets, together with wide reading in the general literature of the period.

5140. Practicum: Poetry. 3 hours. Rhetorical criticism of poetry to show how poems achieve identification with the audience; emphasis on student mastery of critical analysis.

5145. Practicum: Prose. 3 hours. Rhetorical criticism of prose fiction to show how short stories and novels achieve effect.

5162. Creative Writing: Essay. 3 hours. A close analysis of the contemporary essay; writing of essays using rhetorical principles in conjunction with invention, humor and polemics.

5170. Rhetorical Theory. 3 hours. A consideration of rhetorical theory from the Greeks to modern times. Emphasis upon 20th-century advances and innovations. The relationship between literary criticism and rhetorical theory; persuasive techniques in literary discourse; the place of rhetorical theory in the teaching of writing.

5180. Professional Writing. 3 hours. The application of the principles of technical style to writing in specialized fields. Topics of special emphasis will include writing in the fields of scientific, report and legal writing. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5185. Principles of Technical Writing. 3 hours. Practical application of technical and professional writing in industry, business and the sciences, using the workshop approach.

5190. Style and Technical Writing. 3 hours. A study of the principles of technical style with intensive practice in writing and analyzing technical prose.

5191. Technical Writing and the Computer. 3 hours. A study of the role of the computer in technical writing with extensive practice in using various software programs.

5195. Editing Technical Documents. 3 hours. A study of the rules governing technical editing. Intensive practice in editing technical, business, government and scientific documents.

5200. Studies in British Literature of the Victorian Period. 3 hours. A study of the works of one or more of the major British writers of the Victorian period and of the intellectual and philosophical interests of the time.

5250. Studies in British Literature of the Eighteenth Century. 3 hours. An appraisal of a significant group of writers or a literary
genre of either the Restoration or the 18th century, together with attention to the historical, intellectual and social background.

5260. Studies in Nineteenth Century British Literature. 3 hours. A detailed survey of the works of the Romantic and Victorian periods, with a general consideration of social and intellectual interests of the time.

5300. Phonology. 3 hours. A detailed study of phonology in terms of contemporary theories of linguistic analysis. The course relates sound systems to phonetic universals and to other components of a complete grammar. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4040 and 5040, or consent of instructor.

5310. Syntax. 3 hours. A detailed study of the morpho-syntax and semantics of English and selected non-Indo-European languages in terms of contemporary linguistic theory. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4040 and 5040, or consent of instructor.

5320. Studies in Applied Linguistics. 3 hours. Application of the principles and findings of linguistic science to the solution of selected practical problems, particularly those related to pedagogy, such as linguistics and language teaching, ESL testing and research methodology. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5330. Sociolinguistics. 3 hours. A study of the relationship of language and society as shown in the following areas: the ethnography of speaking (analysis of discourse), language variation and social class, pidgin and creole languages, diglossia and multilingualism, ethnic varieties, language and sex, language policy and planning. Recommended fourth course for ESL endorsement. Offered two times every year.

5340. Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 hours. Practical experience in the design and implementation of ESL instruction, including actual practice in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4080 or consent of instructor.

5350. Language Typology and Universals. 3 hours. Data-oriented comparison and classification of the languages of the world according to their morphological and syntactic characteristics (role relations, word order, causatives, relative clauses, comparison, etc.) Emphasis is on working through real data from many languages. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4040, 5040, or consent of instructor. Offered every spring.

5360. Studies in Descriptive Linguistics. 3 hours. Intensive study of a selected topic on linguistic structure, such as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics or typology. Prerequisite(s): for typology, ENGL 4040 and 5040, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5370. Linguistics and Composition. 3 hours. A linguistic and psycholinguistic analysis of the process and product of writing, including discourse analysis, the process of reading, the cognitive processes of writing and sociolinguistic variables.

5380. Linguistic Field Methods. 3 hours. Experience in the discovery of the phonology, morphology and syntax of a language through techniques of elicitation and analysis of data. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4040, 5040, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Offered every fall.

5390. Psycholinguistics. 3 hours. Deals with a variety of formal cognitive mechanisms that are relevant to the knowledge and use of natural languages. Primary emphasis is on the modular view of the mind and its consequences for both L1 and L2 language acquisition. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 4040, 5040, or consent of instructor. Offered once every year.

5400. Studies in Shakespeare. 3 hours. An intensive study of selected plays and a consideration of some of the literary problems connected with Shakespeare's life and work.

5410. Studies in the British Renaissance. 1-4 hours. A study of the works of one or more major authors of the 16th and 17th centuries and of the intellectual, philosophical and religious life of the time.

5420. Creative Writing: Poetry. 3 hours. A study of the principles of poetic composition in traditional forms as well as free verse. Format includes lecture and workshop.

5490. Studies in the Contemporary British Novel. 3 hours. A detailed study of the writings of one or more major contemporary British novelists, with consideration of relevant social and intellectual interests of the time.

5500. Studies in American Literature from the Beginning to 1800. 3 hours. A survey of the writings of major Colonial and Federalist American authors and a general consideration of the social and intellectual interests of the time.

5510. Studies in American Literature, 1800 to 1865. 3 hours. A detailed study of the writings of major authors and a general consideration of the social and intellectual interests of the time.

5520. Studies in American Literature, 1865 to 1914. 3 hours. A detailed study of the writings of major authors and a general consideration of the social and intellectual interests of the time.

5530. Studies in American Literature, 1914 to the Present. 3 hours. A detailed study of the writings of major authors and a general consideration of the social and intellectual interests of the time.

5540. Studies in Contemporary British Literature. 3 hours. A detailed study of the complete writings of one or more major contemporary British authors, with consideration of relevant social and intellectual interests of the time.

5550. Studies in the Teaching of Composition. 3 hours. Survey of current scholarly opinion concerning objectives and methods of instruction in written composition; supervised planning of the English curriculum, with special attention to problems related to
teaching composition; development through practice of criteria for evaluating student composition. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. The topic "Practicum in Teaching Composition" is required for all new teaching fellows and is offered every fall.

5560. Studies in the Teaching of Literature. 3 hours. Survey of current scholarly opinion concerning objectives and methods of teaching literature; supervised planning of the English curriculum, with special attention to problems related to the teaching of poetry, drama, prose fiction and prose non-fiction.

5570. Studies in the Teaching of the English Language. 3 hours. Survey of current scholarly opinion concerning objectives and methods of teaching grammar, vocabulary, semantics, usage and other aspects of language; supervised planning of the curriculum with special attention to problems related to the teaching of the English language in its spoken and written forms.

5580. Theories in Composition. 3 hours. A study of composition theories, leading to the development of research techniques and compositional skills.

5590. Linguistics and Literature. 3 hours. A study of theories and methods of interpretation in terms of contemporary linguistics. The course provides practical training in the application of linguistic methods to literary analysis.

5600. Studies in European Literature. 3 hours. Study of a major period or movement in continental European literature; extensive reading in literature in translation and research in literary history and development, with emphasis upon relations to British and American literature.

5630. Semiotics. 3 hours. An introduction to the study of signs as signifiers of meaning in various genres.

5640. Practicum in Technical Writing. 6 hours. An extensive independent writing project addressing a problem in business or industry. Students may develop the project while working on an internship. Prerequisite(s): students may not take this course until they complete the required and elective courses and the minor.

5700. Classical Background of English and American Literature. 3 hours. A study of Greek and Latin literature in translation, with emphasis upon works that have strongly influenced English and American literature; research in literary and linguistic influences.

5710. Studies in Folklore. 3 hours. An introduction to the types of folklore, with emphasis upon cultural phenomena as reflected in tales, legends, proverbs and folk songs, and upon folklore motifs as bases for formal literature. Techniques of collecting, comparing and analyzing folklore.

5740. Research in Technical Writing. 3 hours. An examination of the basic materials available for research in technical writing.

5750. Bibliography and Methods of Research in Literature. 3 hours. An examination of the basic materials available for research in British and American literature; study of the conventions of presentation of material in scholarly writing; consideration of types of bibliography, problems in textual analysis and criticism, and methods of research in literary history and literary criticism.

5760. Scholarly and Critical Writing. 3 hours. The reading and close analysis of a variety of types of contemporary literary criticism with the goals of determining the major elements of form and content and of improving the student's ability to write theses, dissertations and publishable articles.

5800. Studies in Literary Genres. 3 hours. A study of the historical development of one or more literary genres in American, English, continental or world literature, with attention to major practitioners in the genre and to the historical and literary influences on the form.

5810. Studies in Literary Criticism. 3 hours. A study of one or more major strains of critical emphasis, with special attention to those that have been influential in the 20th century.

5820. Creative Writing: Prose Fiction. 3 hours. A study of the principles of prose fiction as exemplified in published and unpublished works. Emphasis on writing for specific subgenres and methods of preparation and submission of work. Workshop format is employed.

5825. Screenwriting. 3 hours. A study of the principles of dramatic composition as applied to writing for the motion picture or television screen.

5890. Studies in the American Novel, 1914 to the Present. 3 hours. A detailed study of the writings of one or more major American novelists and a general consideration of the social and intellectual interests of the time.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Conference course open to advanced students capable of doing independent research under the direction of the instructor. Registration permitted only when other graduate courses are not available and only upon the recommendation of the instructor and the consent of the department chair. A maximum of 3 semester hours credit is allowed for each course.

5920-5930. Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (Original Scholarly Papers). 6 hours each. (0;0;6) Courses will each require the composition of an original scholarly paper in the field of linguistics and/or English as a second language. This course sequence is available only to linguistics students and to MA degree in English students who concentrate in ESL. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May
be repeated for credit.

5960-5970. English Institute. 1-6 hours each. For students accepted by the university as participants in special institute courses. May be repeated for credit but not to exceed 6 hours in each course.

6020. Seminar in Old and Middle English Language or Literature. 3 hours. A study in-depth of a single writer, a group of writers, a literary genre or a literary fashion of the period; consideration of the cultural context of the literary work.

6200. Seminar in British Literature, 1500-1660. 3 hours. A study in depth of a single writer, a group of writers, a literary genre or a literary fashion of the period; consideration of the cultural context of the literary work.

6250. Seminar in British Literature, 1660-1780. 3 hours. A study in depth of a single writer, a group of writers, a literary genre or a literary fashion of the period; consideration of the cultural context of the literary work.

6410. Seminar in British Literature, 1780 to the Present. 3 hours. A study in depth of a single writer, a group of writers, a literary genre or a literary fashion of the period; consideration of the cultural context of the literary work.

6500. Seminar in American Literature to 1865. 3 hours. A study in depth of a single writer, a group of writers, a literary genre or a literary fashion of the period; consideration of the cultural context of the literary work.

6530. Seminar in American Literature, 1865 to the Present. 3 hours. A study in depth of a single writer, a group of writers, a literary genre or a literary fashion of the period; consideration of the cultural context of the literary work.

6590. Seminar in the Novel. 3 hours. A study in depth of a single novelist, a group of novelists, a literary genre or literary fashion of the period; consideration of the cultural context of the literary work.

6900-6910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Conference course open to doctoral candidates doing independent research under the direction of the instructor.

6941, 2, 4. Directed Research. Variable credit. Doctoral research of an independent nature. May be repeated for credit.

6950. Doctoral Dissertation. 3, 6 or 9 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 12 hours credit required. No credit assigned until dissertation has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Doctoral students must maintain continuous enrollment in this course subsequent to passing qualifying examination for admission to candidacy. May be repeated for credit.

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