Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; 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.

Please see the General Information Catalog for an updated list of courses effective fall 2020.1


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.

E 384L. Scholarly Publication.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 384K (Topic: Scholarly Publication), 384K (Topic 3), 384L. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

E 384M. Professional Outcomes.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 384K (Topic: Disciplinary Outcomes), 384K (Topic 4), 384M. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the English graduate adviser.

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 385W. Creative Writing: Workshop in Fiction and Poetry.

Intended for graduate students who are not in a master of fine arts program. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of 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 398D. Digital Studies Practicum.

Restricted to students pursuing the graduate portfolio in digital studies. Practical work on a faculty-led digital studies research project, planned and carried out in consultation with the supervising instructor. The equivalent of three lecture hours and at least five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the Digital Studies portfolio director.

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 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

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