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ENGL 424. Milton

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Comus, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, Areopagitica, and the minor poetry.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 430. Principles of Document Content and Design

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theoretical and cultural perspectives on the visual content and design of genres and media in Professional Communication. Instruction and practice in creating print and digital workplace documents.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 431. The Rhetoric of Style

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theories, principles, and practices of style and its political and ethical relationship to the prodution of meaning in a variety of discourse communities. Development of effective stylistic competencies and evaluation of style in cultural artifacts.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 432. Rhetoric for Diverse Audiences

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Description: Composing and delivery strategies for diverse audiences. Writing for audiences of different cultures, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and abilities. Cultural sensitivity and the ethical implications of intercultural rhetorical situations.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 434. Editing and Publishing

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Editor's responsibilities and relationships to writers, political and ethical dimensions of editing and editorial processes, and changing purposes and rhetorical constraints of writing for publication.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 436. Topics in the History of Rhetoric

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The development of rhetoric from its classical origins through the present. May focus on key figures, periods, or concepts.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 437. Topics in Professional Writing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Focus on a specific field within professional writing such as grant writing, social media writing, or strategies for digital content. Content varies.
Prerequisites: ENGL 191 or equivalent
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 440. Advanced Creative Writing: Drama

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The writing of plays at the advanced level.
Prerequisites: ENGL 340
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 441. Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: The writing of nonfiction at the advanced level.
Prerequisites: ENGL 341
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 442. Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The writing of fiction at the advanced level.
Prerequisites: ENGL 342
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 443. Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The writing of poetry at the advanced level.
Prerequisites: ENGL 343
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 445. Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Writing and discussion of poetry, fiction, and other forms. Presentations by visiting professional authors. No prerequisites. Not a substitute for 340, 341, 342, or 343. May be repeated to 4 credits.
Semester Offered: Summer


ENGL 447. Practicum in Creative Writing

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Advanced projects in creative writing, including literary magazine editing and other advanced editing or writing projects.
Prerequisites: ENGL 440 or ENGL 441 or ENGL 442 or ENGL 443 or ENGL 444
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 448. Advanced Seminar in Creative Writing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Writing and editing creative works.
Prerequisites: ENGL 440, ENGL 441, ENGL 442, ENGL 443
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 451. Advanced Language Arts Pedagogy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and pedagogy in rhetoric, composition, literature, and language for grades 5-12. Preparation for student teaching. Professional development portfolios. May be taken in conjunction with field experience.
Prerequisites: ENGL 351
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 453. Topics in Teaching Composition

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Strategies and theories for teachers of English/Language Arts. Themes and format vary. Sample topics: recent theory and practice, evaluation methods, portfolio development. May be repeated to 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 454. Teaching Young Adult Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory, background and reading of young adult literature as applied to 5-8 grade teaching. Focus on genres and reading strategies.
Prerequisites: ED 200 or ED 300
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 455. Communication Arts and Literature Practicum and Field Experience

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Practicum and field experience for Communication Arts and Literature majors.
Prerequisites: Admitted to Teacher Education; completed ED 300.
Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ED 421 and ED 431.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 459. Seminar in Teaching Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Methods, theory, and practice for teaching grades 5-12. Variable topics and format. Sample topics: multicultural literature, the canon, young adult literature, genre, theme, literacy. May be repeated to 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 460. Teaching English Language Learners in K-12

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Theory and methods for English Language Learners and bilingual education for non-ESL and non-bilingual teachers. Issues for English Language Learners and instructional strategies.
Prerequisites: ED 300
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ENGL 461. Teaching ESL: Theory and Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Emphasis on the variety of methods used in teaching English as a second language with special attention to oral skills.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 462. TESL Methods: Reading and Writing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Application of TESL theory and methods to the teaching of reading and composition, including psycholinguistic models, the process approach, and contrastive rhetoric.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 463. ESL and Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Preparation of ESL teachers for the multicultural experience of the ESL classroom. Original research in schooling across cultures and on the teaching of culture in ESL.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 464. English Syntax

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Application of modern linguistics to the description of English grammar, including an introduction to the theories and methods of structural and generative-transformational grammars.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 465. History of the English Language

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The development of English sounds, grammatical structures, and vocabulary from Old English to Modern English; the reading and analysis of selected texts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: Spring






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