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    • ENGL-1101 English Composition I
      Description

      A composition course focusing on skills required for both effective writing for various rhetorical situations and critical reading of texts. In writing, students must demonstrate competency in argumentation, and writing that is strengthened by the use of multiple textual sources.

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    • ENGL-1102 English Composition II
      Description

      The course serves as a continuation of English 1101 and as an introduction to more sophisticated study of argument and textual analysis, focusing on the composition of increasingly and complex analytical essays about written and visual texts. Students must demonstrate advanced competency in critical analysis and interpretation of texts.

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    • ENGL-2000 American Speech
      Description

      An investigation of the varieties of speech communities in America, emphasizing the practical applications of dialectology and discourse analysis.

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    • ENGL-2050 Self-Staging: Oral Communication in Daily Life
      Description

      An introduction to the performative basis of oral communication and self-presentation.

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    • ENGL-2060 Introduction to Creative Writing
      Description

      This course serves and an introduction to the art of creative writing - from learning the elements involved in literary production, to gaining the critical skills necessary in assessing works by established authors, to crafting some of your own literary artifacts. Students will study the process of creative writing from a wide range of historical and cultural examples, and learn to model their artistic endeavors on the works of publishing practitioners. They will also investigate the convergence of creative personal experience and creativity and the reception of literary arts in the public domain. May count for credit in Core Area C.

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    • ENGL-2080 Introduction to the Art of Film
      Description

      A consideration of the primary visual, aural, and narrative conventions by which motion pictures create and comment upon significant social experience. This is an introductory course that assumes no prior knowledge of film.

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    • ENGL-2110 World Literature
      Description

      A survey of important works of world literature. Required for English majors. Course equivalents ENGL 2111 and ENGL 2112.

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    • ENGL-2111 World Literature I
      Description

      A survey of important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century. Prerequisites: ENGL 1102. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/

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    • ENGL-2112 World Literature II
      Description

      World Literature II is a survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.

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    • ENGL-2120 British Literature
      Description

      A survey of important works of British literature. Required for English majors.

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    • ENGL-2130 American Literature
      Description

      A survey of important works of American Literature. Required for English majors. Course equivalents ENGL 2131 and ENGL 2132.

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    • ENGL-2131 American Literature I
      Description

      A survey of American literature from the pre-colonial age to the mid-nineteenth century.

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    • ENGL-2132 American Literature II
      Description

      A survey of American literature from mid-nineteenth century to the present. An eCore course.

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    • ENGL-2180 Studies in African-American Literature
      Description

      An examination of representative African-American literary texts, with particular attention to the defining aesthetic principles of the tradition.

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    • ENGL-2190 Studies in Literature by Women
      Description

      An exploration of significant literary texts by female authors, with particular attention to the emergence of what might be called a female aesthetic and issues of gender identity.

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    • ENGL-2XXX University Syst Studies Abroad
    • ENGL-3000 Research and Methodology
      Description

      A gateway course that introduces students to representative critical approaches that they will encounter in the major. Emphasis will be given to research skills, methodology and analytical writing. Required for the major and minor in English. Only six hours of upper division work may be taken before the completion of this course. Enrollment requires permission of academic coordinator. Not offered in the summer session.

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    • ENGL-3010 Writing for Business
    • ENGL-3160 Philosophy in Literature and Film
      Description

      An examination of significant philosophical, literary, and filmic texts in terms of their thematic and/or conceptual interconnections. Same as PHIL 3160.

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    • ENGL-3200 Intermediate Creative Writing
      Description

      An introduction to the genre-specific workshop in either fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or play writing. May be repeated up to 6 hours as topics vary. No more than 2 courses may be counted toward the major in English. Pre-requisites: ENGL 2060 or XIDS 2100 (The Creative Process).

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    • ENGL-3300 Studies in American Culture
      Description

      An introduction to American studies as an area of critical inquiry, including a study of the theories and methods used in the field and readings of significant works that have shaped it. Required for the minor in American Studies. Same as HIST 3300. (No more than two [2] 3000-level courses may be counted toward the major in English.)

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    • ENGL-3350 Introduction to Africana Studies
      Description

      An introduction to Africana studies as an area of critical inquiry, including a study of the theories and methods used in the field and readings of significant works that have shaped it. Required for the minor in Africana studies. Same as HIST 3350.

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    • ENGL-3400 Pedagogy and Writing
      Description

      This class serves as a survey of major foundational philosophies and pedagogical practices in the field of Rhetoric and Composition. The course works to connect such theories to meaningful practice in the instruction of writing. Built in components include research, both reflective and theoretical writing, and field experiences in both college classrooms and the University Writing Center.

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    • ENGL-3405 Professional and Technical Writing
      Description

      Intensive practice in composing powerful audience-driven documents in a variety of real-world business, professional and technical contexts. Students will also learn how to make effective business-related presentations supported with appropriate documentary and visual aids.

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    • ENGL-4000 Studies in British Literature I
      Description

      Topics rotate: Medieval Literature: An examination of medieval English literature in its various aspects, considering texts intheir historical context. Renaissance Literature: An investigation of Renaissance literature in its various aspects, including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, and drama, and a consideration of that literature as a part and product of its historical period. Seventeenth Century British Literature: An investigation of significant issues, themes, and ideologies in selections of seventeenth-century British literature studied in terms of their original cultural context. Eighteenth Century British Literature: A topic-centered examination of drama, fiction, poetry and other textual expression from Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain. Works may be studies in their historical, political, cultural and aesthetic context.

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    • ENGL-4002 Studies in British Literature II
      Description

      Topics rotate: British Romanticism: An investigation of issues, themes, and ideologies in selections of British Romantic literature studies in terms of their original cultural context. Victorian Literature: An in-depth analysis of Victorian literature in its original historical, political, cultural and aesthetic contexts. Twentieth-Century British Literature: An in-depth examination of selected twentieth-century texts from the British Isles studied in the context of relevant social, political and cultural issues. Contemporary British and American Literature: An examination of selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the British Isles and the United States.

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    • ENGL-4003 Studies in American Literature I
      Description

      Topics rotate: Colonial and Early American Literature: An examination of representative literary works from exploration and discovery through the era of the new American republic. American Romanticism: An examination of representative American literary works from the nineteenth century through the Civil War. American Realism and Naturalism: An examination of the American literary arts based in an aesthetic of accurate, unromanticized observation/representation of life and nature that flourished in the post-Civil War era.

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    • ENGL-4005 Studies in American Literature II
      Description

      Topics Rotate: Twentieth-Century American Literature: An in-depth examination of ideas and issues prevalent in twentieth-century American literature in its historical, political, cultural and aesthic context. Contemporary British and American Literature: An examination of selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the Brish Isles and the United States.

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    • ENGL-4106 Studies in Genre
      Description

      An intensive examination of the formal, social, cultural and historical contexts of a single literary genre as well as the theoretical concerns that underlie its analysis. May be repeated for credit as genre or topic varies. Students may enroll up to three semesters.

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    • ENGL-4108 Studies in the Novel
      Description

      This course will emphasize the development of the British novel from the seventeenth century through the present or the American novel from the late eighteenth century through the present in relation to literary, cultural, intellectual, technological, and aesthetic changes in Britain or America.

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    • ENGL-4109 Film as Literature
      Description

      An examination of films as texts through historical, aesthetic, thematic, and/or cultural questioning and analysis. Typical offerings may include Film and the Novel; Representations of Women in Film, Teen Cultures in Film, etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-4170 Studies in African-American Literature
      Description

      An examination of the African-American tradition in literature.

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    • ENGL-4180 Studies in Regional Literature
      Description

      An examination of the literature of a specific region and the forces that shape its regional literary identity within the larger national contexts of the British Isles or the United States. Frequent offerings in Southern literature will rotate with other topics. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-4185 Studies in Literature by Women
      Description

      An investigation of aesthetic and cultural issues pertinent to the production of literature by women. Typical offerings will rotate among topics related to literature by women in the United States, the British Isles, or other parts of the world. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-4188 Studies in Individual Authors
      Description

      An examination of the career of a single literary figure in the context of literary history. Frequent offerings in Shakespeare and Chaucer will rotate with courses in a variety of other figures from several literary traditions. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Shakespeare may be taken for up to six (6) hours, if topic varies, with department chair's permission.

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    • ENGL-4210 Advanced Creative Writing
      Description

      An intensive writing experience in one of the following genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or playwriting. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-4238 Methods for Teaching Secondary English
      Description

      This compulsory course, taught by English Department faculty, unites theory and practice to produce sound pedagogical strategies for the teaching of English. In it, teachers-in-training will learn refined instructional strategies and deepen their understanding of the foundation from which such approaches develop. As a result, they will begin to fashion teaching selves through recursive discussion, concentrated research, analytical writing, repeated field observation, and practical implementation.

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    • ENGL-4286 Teaching Internship
      Description

      This course involves teaching one semester in the public schools at the secondary level in English under the supervision of an experienced, qualified English teacher. Seminars in English secondary education are scheduled as an integral part of the student teaching experience and will provide students with numerous and varied opportunities to plan, deliver, evaluate, and revise secondary English educational strategies. Such a learning environment, based on developing best practices and sound pedagogical modeling in the field, serve as part of an ongoing and comprehensive portfolio assessment process.

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    • ENGL-4295 Studies in Young Adult Literature
      Description

      An examination of a wide range of literary texts appropriate for use in grades 7-12, focused so that students will develop an understanding of the basic reading processes, including reading assessment, comprehension strategies, and techniques for corrective reading, as well as a series of effective methodologies for promoting the critical appreciation of literature. Also covered are issues relating to the rights and responsibilities of various groups (including teachers, school administrators, and parents) involved in designing and implementing a literature curriculum. Cross-listed with SEED 4295. Only counts toward the major in English for students seeking teacher certification.

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    • ENGL-4300 Studies In English Language
      Description

      A sustained analysis of a particular linguistic theme, an approach to, or a regional expression of the English language. Regular offerings in the history of the English language and its development from Anglo-Saxon to contemporary varieties of world English and in English grammar will rotate with other topics. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-4310 Studies in Literary Theory
      Description

      An examination of a particular facet of or approach to literary theory and/or criticism. Typical offerings may include History of Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Feminist Theory, Comparative Literature, etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-4381 Independent Study
      Description

      Guided investigation of a topic not addressed by regularly scheduled courses. Students must propose a detailed plan of readings, articulating precise learning objectives, and secure the written consent of both a supervising instructor and of the department chair. Not more than one (1) Independent Study may count toward the major in English without the chair's permission.

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    • ENGL-4384 Senior Seminar
      Description

      A capstone seminar designed to integrate students' learning in the discipline. Required for the English major. Not offered during the summer session.

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    • ENGL-4385 Special Topics
      Description

      An examination of a topic in literature, theory, and/or writing that transcends the boundaries of the fixed curriculum. Typical offerings might include Literary Representations of the War in Vietnam, Nature Writing and the Environment, and Representations of Aging in Literature. Requires permission of the department chair to repeat.

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    • ENGL-4386 Internship
      Description

      A supervised practicum within a career-related setting that is writing-, editing-, tutoring-, and/or teaching-intensive. Enrollment is contingent on approval of proposed internship activities by both instructor and department chair.

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    • FILM-1000 Georgia Film Academy I
      Description

      This course is the first of a two-course certificate program which will provide an introduction to the skills used in on-set film production, including all forms of narrative media which utilize film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures. In addition to the use of topical lectures, PowerPoint presentations, videos and hand-outs, the course will include demonstrations of equipment and set operations as well as hands-on learning experiences. Students will: 1. Identify and describe film production organizational structure. 2. Define job descriptions in various film craft areas, names, uses, and protocols. 3. Explain the connections between these areas, names, uses, and protocols on-set. 4. Operate full lighting and grip equipment. 5. Summarize the above knowledge for purposes of self-marketing.

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    • FILM-2000 Georgia Film Academy II
      Description

      This course is the second of a two-course certificate program designed specifically to provide students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures. The skills and knowledge gained in Course I will form a foundation for students to be able to perform at an entry-level on working productions. This course will focus on professional-level productions, on which students will have roles in on-set and pre-production crafts. Students will: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of on-set protocols and relationships. 2. Demonstrate basic abilities in multiple entry-level on-set jobs.* 3. Interpret and apply instructions from on-set supervisors. 4. Summarize the above experiences for purposes of self-marketing. *May include Camera, Lighting, Electrical, Security, Second Unit Director/Assistant Director, Art Department (Set Decorator/dressing, Production Design, Props), Set Construction, Makeup/Hair Department, Wardrobe Department, Sound Department, Post-Production (editing), Production Assistant, Locations, Script Supervisor (Continuity), Production Office, Production Accounting.

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    • FILM-2080 Introduction to the Art of Film
      Description

      Students will consider the primary visual, aural, and narrative conventions by which motion pictures create and comment upon significant social experience. Students will watch a wide range of films from a variety of countries and historical moments in film history and will have the chance to explore many issues such as framing, photographic space, film shot, editing, sound, genre, narrative form, acting style, and lighting in the context of wider discussions of the weekly films. This is an introductory course and assumes no prior knowledge of film. Students will be evaluated primarily on the basis of weekly postings, a shot-by-shot analysis, and exams. Weekly screening on Monday nights.

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    • FILM-2100 History and Theory of Film
      Description

      This course will explore major developments in film history, theory and criticism. Students will become familiar with several different film movements in the development of the art form and will be introduced to basic ideas in film theory. Through a variety of film movements and historical periods, students will develop an understanding of the cultural, industrial, and political contexts for some of the most significant debates about film. Specific topics covered will include Russian formalism, the history of classic Hollywood cinema, the French new wave, recent global cinemas, as well as alternatives to Hollywood in the United States. Class time will be divided between the discussion of the historical movements and critical texts and the application of those texts to a primary cinematic text. Students will be evaluated on the basis of weekly postings, participation in discussion, essay exams and formal writing opportunities.

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    • FILM-3200 Screenwriting
      Description

      A study of the genres, structures and mechanics of screenwriting as well as the experience of writing, reading and revising a screenplay.

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    • FILM-4081 Independent Study
      Description

      Guided investigation of a topic not addressed by regularly scheduled courses. Students must propose a detailed plan of readings, articulating precise learning objectives, and secure the written consent of both a supervising instructor and of the department chair.

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  • Masters
    • ENGL-5000 Studies in British Literature I
      Description

      Topics rotate: Medieval Literature: An examination of medieval English literature in its various aspects, considering texts intheir historical context. Renaissance Literature: An investigation of Renaissance literature in its various aspects, including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, and drama, and a consideration of that literature as a part and product of its historical period. Seventeenth Century British Literature: An investigation of significant issues, themes, and ideologies in selections of seventeenth-century British literature studied in terms of their original cultural context. Eighteenth Century British Literature: A topic-centered examination of drama, fiction, poetry and other textual expression from Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain. Works may be studies in their historical, political, cultural and aesthetic context.

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    • ENGL-5002 Studies in British Literature II
      Description

      Topics rotate: British Romanticism: An investigation of issues, themes, and ideologies in selections of British Romantic literature studies in terms of their original cultural context. Victorian Literature: An in-depth analysis of Victorian literature in its original historical, political, cultural and aesthetic contexts. Twentieth-Century British Literature: An in-depth examination of selected twentieth-century texts from the British Isles studied in the context of relevant social, political and cultural issues. Contemporary British and American Literature: An examination of selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the British Isles and the United States.

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    • ENGL-5003 Studies in American Literature I
      Description

      Topics rotate: Colonial and Early American Literature: An examination of representative literary works from exploration and discovery through the era of the new American republic. American Romanticism: An examination of representative American literary works from the nineteenth century through the Civil War. American Realism and Naturalism: An examination of the American literary arts based in an aesthetic of accurate, unromanticized observation/representation of life and nature that flourished in the post-Civil War era.

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    • ENGL-5005 Studies in American Literature II
      Description

      Topics Rotate: Twentieth-Century American Literature: An in-depth examination of ideas and issues prevalent in twentieth-century American literature in its historical, political, cultural and aesthic context. Contemporary British and American Literature: An examination of selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the Brish Isles and the United States.

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    • ENGL-5106 Studies in Genre
      Description

      An intensive examination of the formal, social, cultural and historical contexts of a single literary genre as well as the theoretical concerns that underlie its analysis. May be repeated for credit as genre or topic varies.

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    • ENGL-5108 Studies in the Novel
      Description

      This course will emphasize the development of the British novel from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries or the American novel from the late eighteenth through the twentieth centuries in relation to literary, cultural, intellectual, technological, and aesthetic changes in Britain or America.

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    • ENGL-5109 Film as Literature
      Description

      An examination of films as texts through historical, aesthetic, thematic, and/or cultural questioning and analysis. Typical offerings may include Film and the Novel; Representations of War in Film; Film Censorship and the Marketplace; etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-5170 Studies in African-American Literature
      Description

      An examination of the African-American tradition in literature.

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    • ENGL-5180 Studies in Regional Literature
      Description

      An examination of the literature of a specific region and the forces that shape its regional literary identity within the larger national contexts of the British Isles or the United States. Frequent offerings in Southern literature will rotate with other topics. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-5185 Studies in Literature by Women
      Description

      An investigation of aesthetic and cultural issues pertinent to the production of literature by women. Typical offerings will rotate among topics related to literature by women in the United States, the British Isles, or other parts of the world. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-5188 Studies in Individual Authors
      Description

      An examination of the career of a single literary figure in the context of literary history. Frequent offerings in Shakespeare and Chaucer will rotate with courses in a variety of other figures from several literary traditions. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Shakespeare may be taken for up to six (6) hours, if topic varies, with department chair's permission.

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    • ENGL-5210 Advanced Creative Writing
      Description

      An intensive experience in writing in one of the following genres: short story, poetry, or the novel.

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    • ENGL-5295 Studies in Young Adult Literature
      Description

      An advanced examination of a wide range of literary texts appropriate for use in grades 7-12, focused so that students will develop an understanding of the basic reading processes, including reading assessment, comprehension strategies, and techniques for corrective reading, as well as a series of effective methodologies for promoting the critical appreciation of literature. Also covered are issues relating to the rights and responsibilities of various groups including teachers, school administrators, and parents involved in designing and implementing a literature curriculum.

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    • ENGL-5300 Studies in English Language
      Description

      A sustained analysis of a particular linguistic theme, an approach to, or a regional expression of the English language. Regular offerings in the history of the English language and its development from Anglo-Saxon to contemporary varieties of world English and in English grammar will rotate with other topics. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-5310 Studies in Literary Theory
      Description

      An examination of a particular facet of or approach to literary theory and/or criticism. Typical offerings may include History of Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Feminist Theory, Comparative Literature, etc. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-5381 Independent Study
      Description

      Guided investigation of a topic not addressed by regularly scheduled courses. Students must propose a detailed plan of readings, articulating precise learning objectives, and secure the written consent of both a supervising instructor and of the department chair. Not more than one (1) Independent Study may count toward the M.A. in English without the chair's permission.

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    • ENGL-5383 Reading for the Comprehensive Exam
      Description

      This course allows students to participate in regular colloquia conducted by faculty and in one-on-one study sessions with faculty in preparation for the comprehensive oral exam which is based on a reading list approved by the graduate faculty in English. Designed to supplement the student's independent reading for the comprehensive exam, this course may be taken as often as the student chooses, but does not count toward the M.A. English degree. Students must see Director of Graduate Studies for permission to register.

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    • ENGL-5385 Special Topics
      Description

      An examination of a topic in literature, theory, and/or writing that transcends the boundaries of the fixed curriculum. Typical offerings might include Literary Representations of the War in Vietnam, Nature Writing and the Environment, and Representations of Aging in Literature. Requires permission of the department chair to repeat.

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    • ENGL-5386 Internship
      Description

      A supervised practicum within a career-related setting that is writing-, editing-, tutoring-, and/or teaching-intensive. Enrollment is contingent on approval of proposed internship activities by both instructor and department chair.

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    • ENGL-6105 Seminar in British Literature I
      Description

      A tightly focused examination of some aspect of pre-nineteenth-century British literature in its historical, ideological, and/or cultural context. The topic for this course varies. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-6110 Seminar in American Literature I
      Description

      A tightly focused examination of some aspect of pre-Civil War American literature in its historical, ideological, and/or cultural context. The topic for this course varies. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-6115 Seminar in British Literature II
      Description

      A tightly focused examination of some aspect of post-nineteenth-century British literature in its historical, ideological, and/or cultural context. The topic for this course varies. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-6120 Seminar in American Literature II
      Description

      A tightly focused examination of some aspect of post-Civil War American literature in its historical, ideological, and/or cultural context. The topic for this course varies. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-6385 Seminar in Special Topics
      Description

      Study of a specific theme, critical approach, and/or concept that transcends boundaries established by the other 6000-level offerings in the program. Typical offerings may include Transatlantic Influences in Modernist Literature, Literature of Migration and Settlement, and Theory and Praxis of Creative Writing. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

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    • ENGL-6399 Thesis
      Description

      Research and preparation of an M.A. thesis under the supervision of an approved faculty advisor.

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