Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

English: E

E 380E. Practicum in Editing.

A practicum for editing a literary journal. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics or instructors vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the creative writing concentration in English, and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 380F. Literature for Writers.

Readings in fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism, biography, and autobiography from the point of view of a creative writer rather than that of a scholar. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the instructors vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 382J. Studies in Linguistic Analysis.

Lectures, textual analysis, outside readings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May count as linguistics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 382L. Studies in Linguistics and Literature.

Intensive study of specialized subjects. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May count as linguistics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 383L. The Teaching of English Composition and Literature.

A study of the major components of the English program in secondary school or college. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 384K. Methods of Literary Research.

Issues addressed include methods of literary and cultural interpretation, archival research, academic publishing, and professional development. Three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

Topic 2: Disciplinary Inquiries. English 384K (Topic: Approaches to Disciplinary Inquiries) and 384K (Topic 2) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Scholarly Publication. English 384K (Topic: Scholarly Publication) and 384K (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Professional Outcomes. English 384K (Topic: Disciplinary Outcomes) and 384K (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

E 385N. Creative Writing: Workshop in Fiction.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the instructors vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the English graduate adviser.

E 385P. Creative Writing: Advanced Workshop in Fiction.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the instructors vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the English graduate adviser.

E 386L. Creative Writing: Workshop in Poetry.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the instructors vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the English graduate adviser.

E 386M. Creative Writing: Advanced Workshop in Poetry.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the instructors vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the English graduate adviser.

E 387M. Studies in Rhetoric.

Advanced study of topics in rhetorical theory and in ancillary disciplines. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 387N. Methods of Research in Rhetoric and Composition.

A study of the theory, practice, and history of research in rhetoric and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 387P. Productions in Rhetoric.

Applications of rhetoric to professional writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 387R. Rhetorical History.

Topics include classical rhetoric, medieval and Renaissance rhetoric, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century rhetoric, and twentieth-century rhetoric. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 388M. Studies in English and Computers.

Seminar on research in English literature, language, and rhetoric. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 389M. Studies in British and American Literature.

Selected British and American writers and issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 389P. Studies in Women, Gender, and Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 390M. Studies in European Literature.

A study of the impact of European writers on British or American literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 391L, 691L. Conference Course on Special Topics.

For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 392M. Studies in English Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 393M. Studies in Criticism, English and American.

Historical and methodological approaches to literary criticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 395M. Studies in American Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 395N. Studies in the History of Language.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Old English. English 364P and 395N (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Middle English.
Topic 3: Renaissance English.

E 396L. Studies in the English Language.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Prosody.

E 397M. Studies in the Literatures and Cultures of the English-Speaking World.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 397N. Studies in Ethnic and Third-World Literatures.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 698. Thesis.

Research and writing of a thesis under the supervision of the chair of the supervising committee and subject to the approval of the committee and the graduate dean. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. English 698A may not be repeated for credit. The student must register for 698B the semester he or she intends to graduate. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in creative writing; for 698B, English 698A.

E 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in English and consent of the graduate adviser.

E 398T. Supervised Teaching in English.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be taken twice for credit. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of the English graduate adviser, and appointment as a teaching assistant or assistant instructor in a lower-division English course in literature or writing.

E 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

E 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: English 399R, 699R, or 999R.