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ENGL 500. Special Problems in English

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: A seminar or conference course for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem the academic area.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-4 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


ENGL 502. Literary Theory and Criticism

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The concepts which apply to such problems as the writer's creative process, the various purposes of literary art, form, and techniques, and the responses that literature elicits.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ENGL 503. Digital Rhetoric, Discourse, and Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Impact of technology in humanities and English studies: history, theory, and practice of electronically mediated communication; print and electronic literacies; modes of discourse and theories of language, community, and self.
Semester Offered: Fall


ENGL 505. Principles and Theories of Professional Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical, cultural and social exploration of Professional Communication as a situated discourse practice in job and portfolio preparation. Consent of instructor required for undergraduates.
Semester Offered: Spring


ENGL 514. Advanced Studies in American Multicultural Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: In-depth study of the literature of one or more groups, such as American Indian, African American, Asian American, Jewish American, Latino/a Mexican American, and European American. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 523. Shakespeare II

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The texts, background and criticism of Shakespeare.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ENGL 524. Milton

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


ENGL 530. 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 531. The Rhetoric of Style

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


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: 3 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 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


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