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ENGL 537. 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.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 540. Advanced Creative Writing: Drama

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


ENGL 541. 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 542. 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 543. 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 545. 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 547. Practicum in Creative Writing

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: Advanced projects in creative writing, including literary magazine editing and other advanced editing or writing projects. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 551. Advanced Language Arts Pedagogy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and pedagogy in rhetoric, composition, literature, and language for grades 5-12. Professional development demonstrated in protfolios. May be repeated to max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 553. 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 a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 554. 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 559. 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 a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 560. 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.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ENGL 561. Teaching ESL: Theory and Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Linguistics and language acquisition theory. Emphasis on the variety of methods used in teaching English as a second language with special attention to oral skills.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 562. 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.
Prerequisites: ENGL 561
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 563. 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.
Prerequisites: ENGL 561
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 564. 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: DEMAND


ENGL 565. 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: Fall


ENGL 566. American English

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Spoken American English, its historical development, contemporary social, ethnic, gendered, and regional varieties, and the implications of language variation for educational.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 567. Topics in TESL

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Variable topics in teaching English as a second language and second language acquisition, stressing the integration of theory, method, and practice.
Prerequisites: ENGL 461
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 569. Topics in Linguistics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: One or more topics of current importance in linguistics.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 573. Introduction to Phonology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Application of phonological theories to the description of sounds, sound structure, phonological processes with application to speaking and reading.
Prerequisites: ENgL 361
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 577. TESL Student Teaching

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Supervised teaching for students with the TESL minor leading to Pre K-12 ESL licensure.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 581. Topics in Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A literary theme, genre, or major author considered in the relevant historical, cultural, and critical contexts. May be repeated with a different topic.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 593. Women in Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Women's literature in multiple genres in at least two time periods and with a comparative view of at least two cultures, preferably also including a non-Western culture.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students. May be repeated to a max. of 3 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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