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ENGL 654. Writing Center Theory and Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Primary texts in writing center scholarship; intersections between composition and writing center theory; writing processes and critical intervention; academic culture and literacies; diversity and politics of literacy education. Required of all graduate assistants in English assigned to tutor in the writing center.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 655. Supervised Teaching

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Ongoing training in teaching college writing. Limited to teaching assistants and required every semester they teach, to a max. of 4 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 656. College Composition Theories and Practices

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A survey of significant approaches to the teaching of college composition; analysis of theoretical perspectives and pedagogical materials and methods in rhetoric and composition. Required for all teaching assistants in the first-year writing program.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 661. Theories in Second Language Acquisition

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Interlanguage, nativist, environmentalist, and interactionist theories. Also contrastive, error, performance, discourse analyses, and research methodology.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 662. Seminar in TESL Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: TESL and TEFL teaching methods for K-12, college, adult education classrooms. Methods to teach listening, speaking, reading, and writing and methods to integrate these four skills with grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ENGL 663. Phonetics and Phonology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Articulatory phonetics, the phonetic alphabet, the phonological rules of English. Exercises in varieties of English and other languages will be featured.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 664. Pedagogical Grammar for ESL Teachers

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Descriptive and pedagogical English grammar, focusing on grammatical structures that cause difficulties for ESL learners and incorporating the teaching of grammar into the ESL classroom.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 665. TESL Practicum

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Practical preparation for TESL teaching assignments in grammar, listening/speaking, reading, writing, or cultural orientation classes. Lesson preparation and assessment/evaluation. Required for all teaching assistants up to four credits.
Prerequisites: ENGL 561, ENGL 562
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ENGL 666. Seminar in Sociolinguistics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: International and intercultural issues of language, such as world English, multilingualism, pidgins and creoles, language policy, planning, education, language and social class, ethnicity, and gender.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 667. Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing in TESL

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introduction to test design, development, and administration for English as a second/foreign language. Focus on speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, and vocabulary.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 668. Seminar in Classroom Based Research in TESL

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Reading, interpreting, and implementing classroom based research in applied linguistics or TESL.
Prerequisites: ENGL 661, ENGL 662
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 669. Topics Seminar in TESL Theory and Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Critical review of research in TESL and language acquisition. Sample topics: first and second language acquisition, language assessment, error analysis, discourse analysis, and TESL methods and materials. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with consent of instructor and graduate adviser.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 670. Seminar in Vocabulary Acquisition in Second Language

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Explores major issues in second language vocabulary acquisition. Emphasis on practical application of research findings in teaching and developing instructional materials.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 671. Seminar in Child Bilingualism

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Current theories in simultaneous and successive child bilingualism, cognition, emotional adjustment, and creativity. The role of social and historical factors in the outcomes of bilingualism.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 672. Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History of technology in language teaching and learning; second language digital literacy, relationship between digital technology and second language learning, relevant standards and research literature; lesson development integrating digital technologies.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 673. Seminar in ESL and Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advanced preparation of TESL teachers for the multicultural experience of the ESL classroom with perspectives from Anthropology and Education, bilingual education, critical theory, sociocultural theory, and Sociolinguistics.
Prerequisites: ENGL 662
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 674. Global Englishes

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The evolution of English over the centuries in various cultures. Issues associated with becoming a lingua franca for many industries around the globe, such as education, business, tourism, politics, and scientific inquiry.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


ENGL 675. Multilingual Writing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theoretical foundations and pedagogical practices of multilingual writing (not limited to English) as it pertains to the teaching and learning of writing for academic purposes. Explores issues of teaching and learning to write in an additional language, particularly students with a SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education) background.
Semester Offered: Even Spring


ENGL 684. Internship in Teaching College English: Literature

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Team-teaching of literature with an experienced teacher. The faculty member serves as supervisor and determines internship qualifications and requirements. Admission by consent of supervisor and director of English graduate studies. May be repeated to a max. of 3 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ENGL 690. Starred Papers

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Independent, guided study for the completion of starred papers (Plan B).
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ENGL 693. Specialized Projects in College Writing Pedagogy

Credits: 1-6 View Details
Description: Supervised experience on a project related to first-year composition or the departmental writing center, such as assessment, administration, or revision of institutional writing programs and services. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
Prerequisites: ENGL 654, ENGL 656
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 695. Portfolio

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Independent, guided study for the completion of the portfolio (Plan C, Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis).
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ENGL 696. Internship in Teaching English in Community and Technical Colleges

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Practical experience in team-teaching English in a community or technical college. Supervision by SCSU English faculty member and mentoring relationship with a college teacher. Admission individually arranged by consent of internship supervisor and director of English graduate studies. May be repeated to a max. of 3 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 697. Professional Communication Internship

Credits: 1-6 View Details
Description: Directed field experience in a professional environment requiring the research, writing, editing, and analytical technology skills of a graduate English student. Permission of director of English graduate studies and department chairperson. May be repeated to a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 698. Creative Work

Credits: 1-6 View Details
Description:
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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