ENG - English

Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Courses in English (ENG)

Additional offerings by the department include courses in Rhetoric and Composition (RC)


Carl Eby, Department Chair

English (ENG)

ENG 5000. Bibliography and Research (3).F. A study of bibliographical problems, types of research organization and reporting of research. Required in the first semester for beginning graduate students. Required of all students.

ENG 5123. Teaching ENG 1100, Introduction to Literature (1).S. Theory and practice in teaching ENG 1100, Introduction to Literature. ENG 5123 counts toward the graduate certificate program in Rhetoric and Composition, but not for the Master of Arts degrees in English. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ENG 5150. Teaching Literature (3).S. Alternate years. An examination of the theory and practice of teaching literature courses as informed by recent pedagogical scholarship. This course is designed to prepare students to teach at the college level.

ENG 5160. Teaching Apprenticeship (1).F;S. This course provides a supervised experience in college teaching through direct participation in a classroom setting. Each student will work closely with a faculty mentor who is teaching an undergraduate course and will be actively engaged in the classroom. This course must be repeated for a total credit of two semester hours. Graded on an S/U basis.

ENG 5200. Issues in Teaching English (3).S. Alternate years. An advanced course in teaching theory and practice for secondary school teachers. Emphasis is placed on practical applications for the teaching of writing and literature. Offered alternate years with ENG 5300.

ENG 5400. Appalachian Writing Project (6).SS.On Demand. An intensive summer institute for kindergarten through college teachers interested in the teaching of writing. Explores composition theory with an emphasis on the connections among theory, practice, and pedagogy. Teachers will develop curriculum, collect resources, and re-connect as fully functioning writers. The Appalachian Writing Project is built upon the National Writing Project model.

ENG 5500. Independent Study (1-3).F;S. Directed study of a topic not offered in regularly scheduled courses.

ENG 5520. Technical Writing (3).S. In this course, students conduct audience analyses, give oral presentations, and create documents representing a number of technical writing genres, including user manuals, instructions, and proposals.

ENG 5525. Product of Learning (1-3).On Demand. Graded on an S/U basis.

ENG 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand. Content to vary; may be repeated for credit when content does not duplicate.

ENG 5560. Adolescent Literature (3).F. This course introduces students to the varied and multi-cultural field of adolescent literature. Students focus on various genres, including realistic fiction, romance and adventure, science fiction/fantasy, autobiography, and poetry. Content includes pertinent criticism, important bibliographies, research studies, historical analysis, and increasingly sophisticated pedagogical resources. Students will use the works they read, current research, and web-based resources to create curricula appropriate for adolescent readers. [Dual-listed with ENG 4560.]

ENG 5570. Studies in American Indian Literature (3).F. Alternate years. Advanced study of major American Indian writers from oral traditions through the present. [Dual- listed with ENG 4570.]

ENG 5585. Studies in Ethnic American Literature (3).F. Alternate years. An advanced in-depth and multi-cultural examination of major ethnic American writers. [Dual-listed with ENG 4585.]

ENG 5600. Literary Criticism and Theory (3).F. Alternate years. A study of key issues in contemporary literary and cultural theory and in the history of literary criticism. Emphasis on practical applications of theoretical approaches. Offered alternate years with ENG 5660.

ENG 5640. Cultural Studies (3).S. Alternate years. A study of literature as a cultural practice and of related cultural practices from the perspective of literature. Offered alternate years with ENG 5650.

ENG 5650. Gender Studies (3).S. Alternate years. A critical study of the significance of gender in literature and other art forms. Offered alternate years with ENG 5640.

ENG 5660. Advanced Seminar in Major Authors (3).F. Alternate years. An intensive examination of a major author writing in English whose work is recognized as essential to a comprehensive understanding of literary culture and history. Offered alternate years with ENG 5600.

ENG 5710. Advanced Folklore (3).S. An in-depth and multi-cultural study of one or more folklore genres in cultural context with interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities and social sciences. It is recommended that ENG 3050 (Studies in Folklore) be taken prior to this course. [Dual-listed with ENG 4810.]

ENG 5720. Appalachian Literature (3).F. A study of major regional movements, genres, writers in the Appalachian mountains, from settlement to the present. Content and approach may vary. [Dual-listed with ENG 4720.]

ENG 5760. Studies in American Literature (3).S. Alternate years. An intensive study of selected United States literary forms, cultural concepts, or literary/artistic movements.

ENG 5770. Colonial and Federal American Literature (3).F. Alternate years. An intensive study in selected major authors from the founding of the English colonies through the early stage of the American Republic. Offered alternate years with ENG 5780.

ENG 5780. Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3).F. Alternate years. An intensive study of the works of such major writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Crane. Offered alternate years with ENG 5770.

ENG 5790. Twentieth-Century American Literature (3).S. Alternate years. An intensive study of such major writers as Frost, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway.

ENG 5810. Chaucer (3).S. Alternate years. A critical study of The Canterbury Tales, other works selected from the Chaucer canon, and related medieval texts. Offered alternate years with ENG 5840.

ENG 5825. Studies in Sixteenth-Century British Literature (3).F. Alternate years. Studies in the literature of the British Isles published between 1485 and 1603, the years of the major Tudor monarchs. Writers covered could include Malory, More, Wyatt, Surrey, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare (as a lyric and narrative poet), Lyly, Kyd, Marlowe, Sidney, Raleigh, and Spenser.

ENG 5835. Studies in Seventeenth-Century British Literature (3).F. Alternate years. Studies in the literature of the British Isles published between 1603 and 1680, the years of the Stuart monarchs and the Cromwellian Interregnum. Writers covered could include Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Herrick, Wroth, Bacon, Burton, Hobbes, Webster, Middleton, Ford, Marvell, Bunyan, and Milton.

ENG 5840. Shakespeare (3).S. Alternate years. An intensive study of selected works from the Shakespeare canon. Offered alternate years with ENG 5810.

ENG 5865. Eighteenth-Century British Studies (3).F. Alternate years. An intensive study of selected topics of major literary interest during the period 1660-1800, e.g., Restoration Drama, the Tory Wits, and Johnson and his Circle.

ENG 5870. Romantic Period (3).S. Alternate years. An intensive study of selected authors of the Romantic period considered in relation to general concepts of romanticism.

ENG 5880. Victorian Literature (3).S. Alternate years. A study of selected British poetry, novels, or non-fiction prose of the latter part of the nineteenth century.

ENG 5890. Twentieth-Century British Literature (3). F. Alternate years. An intensive study of the works of such major writers as Yeats, Lawrence, and Joyce.

ENG 5910. World Literature (3).S. Alternate years. A seminar in Western or non-Western literature read in English. Areas of focus may include Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

ENG 5930. Transnational Literature (3).S. Alternate years. Advanced and comparative study of literature that crosses traditionally defined national boundaries.

ENG 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. ENG 5989 does not count toward a degree.

ENG 5998. Thesis Preparation (3). F;S. Students carry out principal research for a thesis topic, meet regularly with a thesis advisor, and revise and defend the thesis prospectus. Graded on an S/U basis.

ENG 5999. Thesis (3-6).F;S. Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.