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School/College: College of Letters and Science

Degrees Conferred:

  • M.A. in English
  • Ph.D. in English

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Overview

The Department of English offers master's and doctoral degrees in several areas of specialization: Literature and Cultural Theory; Rhetoric and Composition; Creative Writing; Professional Writing; and Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies. Students apply for admission to a specific area or concentration, but are encouraged to take classes in others. The Department also offers graduate certificates in International Technical Communication and Professional Writing and Communication.

M.A./MLIS Coordinated Degree Program

In cooperation with the School of Library and Information Science, the Department of English offers a M.A./MLIS program to prepare students for positions as humanities librarians. Students enrolled in this program concurrently pursue a M.A. degree in English and a MLIS degree. Prerequisite to the award of either degree in this program is the simultaneous award of its counterpart degree.

Students interested in the English M.A./MLIS program are expected to follow all the requirements and standards as described in this section of the Bulletin with the following exceptions: the 21 credits required for the M.A. in English in the coordinated degree program are to be taken within the Department. Courses in related areas must be approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in English. For more information on this program, see the Library and Information Science page.

Graduate Faculty

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Distinguished Professor
Gallop, Jane, Ph.D., Cornell University
Professors
Blaeser, Kimberly, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Clark, George M., Ph.D., Florida State University, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Grayson, Sandra, Ph.D., University of California - Riverside
Guevara, Maurice Kilwein, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hall, Lane, MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jay, Gregory S., Ph.D., State University of New York-Buffalo
Keith, William, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Lanters, Josepha, Ph.D., University of Leiden, the Netherlands
Moulthrop, Stuart, Ph.D., Yale University
Petro, Patrice, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Sangari, KumKum, Ph.D., University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Schuster, Charles, I., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Associate Professors
Banerjee, Sukanya, Ph.D, University of California-Riverside
Blasini, Gilberto, Ph.D, University of California-Los Angeles
Buley-Meissner, Mary Louise, Ph.D., University of Washington
Callanan, Liam, MFA, George Mason University, Chair
Cardenas, Brenda, MFA, University of Michigan
Clark, David P., Ph.D., Iowa State University
Dunham, Rebecca, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Gillam, Alice, Ph.D., Ball State University (emerita)
Hamilton, Kristie, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Kalter, Barrett, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Kennedy, Gwynne, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Kincaid, Andrew, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Laken Valerie, MFA, University of Michigan
Lynch, Dennis, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Martin, Andrew, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Mayes, Patricia, Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara
Netzloff, Mark, Ph.D., University of Delaware
Oren, Tasha, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison
Paik, Peter, Ph.D., Cornell University
Puskar, Jason, Ph.D., Harvard University
Sands, Peter, Ph.D., State University of New York-Binghamton
Spilka, Rachel, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Van Pelt, William, Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz
Wilson, Michael, Ph.D., Cornell University
Wysocki, Anne, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
Assistant Professors
Graham, S. Scott, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Martin, Theodore, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
McClanahan, Annie, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Williams, Tami, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles

Master of Arts in English

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. Undergraduate major in English or related field, with appropriate background for proposed concentration of study: Plan A, broad background in English and American literature; Plan B, literature, linguistics, and/or composition; Plan C, literature and creative writing; Plan E, modern studies; Plan G, professional writing; Plan H, background in media studies, film studies, or digital and/or popular culture.
  2. Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  3. Submission of scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test.
  4. Three letters of recommendation to the Department's Coordinator of Graduate Studies from persons familiar with applicant's academic ability and achievement.
  5. A sample of academic writing.
  6. For Plan C admission, an applicant must also submit samples of original fiction or poetry.

For more specific information about departmental requirements for admission, please visit the English Department's Graduate Admissions Web page.

Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses.

The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree. Applicants should contact the Graduate Program Office for additional information and deadlines.

Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a Major Professor to advise and supervise the student's work as specified in Graduate School regulations. The coordinator of the student's concentration serves as an initial advisor.

Credits and Courses

Students admitted to the master's program earn the degree by completing a minimum of 30 credits of graduate coursework in English, writing a final project, and passing an oral examination at the conclusion of their coursework.

Although students must enroll initially in one of the five plans of study described below, students who demonstrate a capacity for doctoral work, and wish to earn a Ph.D. at UWM, are advised to proceed as rapidly as possible to doctoral status. Ordinarily students are not allowed to proceed beyond 30 credits without having been admitted to the doctoral program. No more than 27 credits earned at the master's level may be included in the 54 credits required for the Ph.D.

Plan A (Literature and Cultural Theory)

A minimum of 30 credits, including:

  • 9 credits in literature courses (at least 3 credits pre-1800)
  • 3 credits in 800-level seminar in literature or cultural theory
  • 6 credits in cultural theory
  • 3 credits English 720 (Modern Literary Theory)
  • 3 credits elective
  • A final project, which shall be a paper of at least 30 pages which grows out of and significantly expands some aspect of the student's literary studies.
  • An oral examination, usually lasting an hour and a half, which covers the final project and a separate 30-book reading list.

All credits must be 600-level or above, with no more than 6 credits at the 600 level. (English 701 must be counted as an elective.)

Plan B (Rhetoric and Composition)

A minimum of 30 credits, including:

  • Teaching Seminar (English 701) 4 cr
  • Rhetoric (English 750, 751, or 753) 3 cr
  • Composition Theory (English 755) 3 cr
  • Issues in Rhetoric and Composition Pedagogy (English 812, 850, 853, 854, or 856) 3 cr
  • 12 credits of electives
  • A final project, which shall be a research paper appropriate to the student's professional goals.
  • An oral examination, usually lasting an hour and a half, which covers the final project and a reading list of at least 30 texts not listed in the project bibliography or works cited list.
  • One course is strongly recommended in each of the following areas: Computers and Pedagogy (English at the 700 level); Research Methods

*Note* Students who plan to apply to the Ph.D. program are advised to select 6 credits in literature or language courses as part of their electives.

Plan C (Creative Writing)

A minimum of 30 credits, including:

  • 6 credits in 600- or 700-level literature courses (at least 3 credits at the 700 level).
  • 6 credits in either 715/815 or 716/816
  • 6 credits in writing courses at the 600 or 700 level.
  • 6 credits electives.
  • No more than 12 credits may be earned in 600-level courses.
  • A final project, which shall be a collection of fiction and/or poetry, a novel, a dramatic script, or other substantial work of imaginative writing.
  • An oral examination, usually lasting an hour and a half, which covers the final project and a reading list of at least 30 texts representative of the student's literary background and interests.
Plan G (Professional Writing)

A minimum of 30 credits, selected in consultation with the student's advisor, including:

Core Courses in Theory and Research, 6 cr
705 Professional Writing Research
712 Professional Writing Theory
800-Level Seminar in Professional Writing or a related topic area approved by the advisor, 3 cr
(855 Seminar in Theories of Business and Technical Writing recommended)
Professional Writing Practice or Pedagogy at the 700 level, or at the 400 level with the approval of a Plan G faculty advisor, 12, cr.
Students can take no more than 6 cr in any combination of 400-level U/G courses and interdisciplinary courses.  The following courses are especially recommended:
English 431 Topics in Advanced Writing: (Subtitle)
English 433 Creative Nonfiction for Publication
English 434 Editing and Publishing
English 439 Document Design
English 443 Grant Writing
English 444 Technical Editing
English 701 The Teaching of College Composition
English 706 Seminar in Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy
English 707 Writing for Business Management
English 708 Advanced Professional Writing
English 709 Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Technology
English 710 Advanced Project Management for Professional Writers
English 711 Topics in Professional Writing: (Subtitle)
Internship or 700-level elective in Professional Writing that could lead to a final project, 3 cr.
(Students should consult with their advisor about which option would best suit their background and career goals. In general, students with little workplace experience will take the internship and those with substantial workplace experience will take a 700-level elective.)
Plan H (Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies)

A minimum of 30 credits, including:

  1. English 742 Media Culture
  2. Nine credits in 700-level seminars in digital studies (theory, criticism, or writing) film and/or media
  3. Six credits selected from the following courses:
    • English 705 Professional Writing Research
    • English 709 Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Technology
    • English 711 Topics in Professional Writing: (Subtitle)
    • English 714 Usability Studies
    • English 715 Narrative Craft and Theory: (Subtitle)
    • English 720 Modern Literary Theory
    • English 737 Literature and Aesthetics
    • English/Hist/MALLT 740 Approaches to the Modern I
    • English/Hist/MALLT 741 Approaches to the Modern II
    • English 743 Film Studies: (Subtitle)
    • English 744 Feminist Critical Theory
    • English 745 Postmodernism
    • English 753 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
    • English 775 Modern English Literature: (Subtitle)
    • FilmStd 669 Screening Sexuality: (Subtitle)
    • FilmStd 700 Teaching Film Studies: (Subtitle)
  4. Six credits of electives in courses numbered 700 and above.
Final Project

A research paper or other project appropriate to the student's professional goals.

Oral Examination

Usually lasting an hour and a half, the oral exam covers the final project and a reading list of at least 30 texts not listed in the project bibliography or works cited list.

Regulations concerning final projects and oral examinations
  1. Students should consult with their advisors before completing 24 credits to determine a final project. Ordinarily, it is a revised and expanded course or seminar paper of at least 30 pages. The project should demonstrate the student's skills in research, critical analysis, argumentation, and prose style. For students in Plan C (Creative Writing), the project is a substantial portfolio, the exact character of which is determined in consultation with the student's Master of Arts Committee. The project serves both as a concluding effort at the master's level and also as an indication of a student's potential for doctoral study.
  2. In consultation with the student, the graduate coordinator appoints an M.A. Examining Committee. At least two of the three members must be English Graduate Faculty. The M.A. Examining Committee administers the final Oral Examination, covering the project and a separate reading list of at least 30 texts, to be selected by the student and approved by the Committee.
  3. The project must be submitted and the oral examination completed within one year after the completion of 24 credits. Students should remember that a maximum of 27 credits at the master's level is applicable to the Ph.D. 54 credit requirement.
  4. The Examining Committee offers a recommendation regarding the student's qualifications for further graduate study at the doctoral level. The Committee Chair puts this recommendation in writing and places it in the student's academic file.
  5. Students who fail the oral examination may be required to revise their final project, retake the examination, or both. The oral examination may be retaken only once. No additional credits may be earned for the revision of the project after a failed examination. For further information regarding the M.A. project and examination, see the English Graduate Program Handbook.
Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Doctor of Philosophy in English

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Admission

Students in the UWM Master of Arts degree program in English must pass an M.A. exam and be recommended for admission into the Ph.D. program by their M.A. committee. An application for the Ph.D. program also must be submitted to the Graduate School.

Applicants with master's degrees from other institutions are evaluated on the basis of standard application materials: GPA, GRE scores, statement of purpose, three supporting letters, and a sample of academic writing. Such applicants are admitted to doctoral study provisionally and are required to complete an Academic Review within six weeks of finishing 12 credits.

For more specific information about departmental requirements for admission, please visit the English Department's Graduate Admissions Web page.

The Academic Review is a one- to two-hour meeting with three faculty members of the English Graduate Faculty. At least two members come from the student's concentration. The Review covers the student's academic progress in doctoral coursework, two unrevised course papers, and a list of 20-25 books chosen by the student in consultation with the reviewers. See the English Graduate Program Handbook for further details regarding the Academic Review. Applicants should contact the Graduate Program Office for additional information and deadlines.

Credits and Courses

The Ph.D. program requires 54 credits beyond the B.A. (55 for Rhetoric and Composition, 56 for Literature and Cultural Theory), including no more than 27 credits earned at the master's level. Course distribution requirements vary according to the doctoral concentration a student enters.

Doctoral Concentration

Students applying to the English doctoral program must indicate their preference for one of the following doctoral concentrations: Literature and Cultural Theory; Rhetoric and Composition; Creative Writing; Professional Writing; Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies. The Coordinator of Graduate Studies and a Program Coordinator for each concentration provide initial advising for the student in course enrollment and in selecting a Major Professor for long-term advising. Although a continuing doctoral student can change concentrations, such changes require approval by the Coordinator of the new concentration and the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, and may require a substantial amount of additional coursework.

Because course requirements change frequently, students should regularly consult with Program Coordinators or the Coordinator of Graduate Studies regarding doctoral concentration requirements. The following listings reflect current curricular requirements:

Literature and Cultural Theory
  • 9 credits in literature courses outside the field of emphasis (at least 3 credits pre-1800)
  • 9 credits in cultural theory
  • 9 credits in field of emphasis*
  • 3 credits English 740 or 741 (also offered as Hist and MALLT 740 and 741)
  • 24 credits electives
  • 1 credit of English 703 (Introduction to Graduate Studies in Literature), taken during the first semester
  • 1 credit of English 820 (Theory and Practice of Literary Pedagogy)

All credits must be 600-level or above, with no more than 9 credits at the 600 level.  Doctoral students may not accumulate more than 6 credits of independent study.  (English 701 must be counted as elective.)

*Primary field of emphasis must be declared prior to submitting the prelim proposal and field lists to the Graduate Program Committee.  Field of emphasis will be selected from among those designated by Plan A to be available on the Literature and Cultural Theory Web page.

Rhetoric and Composition
  • 16 credits in 700-level rhetoric and composition courses, 10 credits of which must include the following: English 701 (Teaching Seminar); one of English 750, 751, or 753 (Rhetoric); and English 755 (Composition Theory.)
  • 15 credits in 800-level seminars, 12 of which must be in rhetoric and composition.
  • 24 credits electives
  • Two terms (as defined by the employing institution) of demonstrated teaching experience in first-year college composition.
  • Minimum of one term (as defined by the employing institution) of teaching experience in basic, intermediate, or advanced composition.
  • Portfolio of teaching materials for at least two composition courses, plus a teaching statement to be submitted and approved by the Graduate Rhetoric and Composition Advisory Committee at least two semesters before the expected graduation date.
  • One course is strongly recommended in each of the following areas: Computers and Pedagogy (English at the 700 level); Research Methods
Creative Writing
  • 6 credits in 715/815 and/or 716/816.
  • 24 credits in 700- or 800-level literature courses.
  • 12 credits in creative writing 700-level or above courses.
  • 12 credits electives.
Professional Writing

9 credits in required core courses in theory, research, and teaching:

  • 706 Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy
  • 712 Professional Writing Theory
  • 713 Qualitative Research

21 credits in professional writing courses:

  • 6 credits in English 700-level or 400-level U/G courses
  • 15 credits in English 800-level courses(with the advisor's approval, a student may take credits in related areas)

24 credits electives

Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies
  1. English 742 Media Culture
  2. English 876 Seminar in Media Culture: (Subtitle)
  3. Twelve credits in 800-level digital culture (theory, criticism or writing), film and/or media
  4. Six credits selected from the following courses:
    • English12 705 Professional Writing Research
    • English 709 Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Technology
    • English 711 Topics in Professional Writing: (Subtitle)
    • English 714 Usability Studies
    • English 715 Narrative Craft and Theory: (Subtitle)
    • English 720 Modern Literary Theory
    • English 737 Literature and Aesthetics
    • English/Hist/MALLT 740 Approaches to the Modern I
    • English/Hist/MALLT 741 Approaches to the Modern II
    • English 743 Film Studies: (Subtitle)
    • English 744 Feminist Critical Theory
    • English 745 Postmodernism
    • English 753 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
    • English 775 Modern English Literature: (Subtitle)
    • FilmStd 669 Screening Sexuality: (Subtitle)
    • FilmStd 700 Teaching Film Studies: (Subtitle)
  5. Thirty credits in electives numbered 700 and above
General Restrictions

Doctoral students may not accumulate more than 12 credits in U/G courses and not more than 6 credits in independent study without the approval of the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. No more than 18 credits may be taken in courses outside the Department.

Advising

Students are required to consult periodically with their Major Professor. The Major Professor helps the student to define an area of special interest within the concentration for the preliminary examination. The Major Professor also assists the student in the selection of appropriate coursework and may chair the Preliminary Examination Committee.

Foreign Language Requirement

All Ph.D. candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency (reading knowledge) in a foreign language. The choice of a language must be approved by the student's advisor. If a student has not met this requirement in other ways (see English Graduate Program Handbook), a student must pass a two-hour written examination in the translation of a piece of literature or criticism. A student may use a dictionary and/or grammar book. The exam must be arranged in advance with the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and must be taken before the preliminary examination. If a student's Major Professor considers proficiency in more than one language necessary to the student's specific plan of study, exams in more than one language may be required. The exam may be retaken until proficiency is attained.

Residence

The student must meet minimum Graduate School residence requirements.

Doctoral Preliminary Examination

The doctoral preliminary examination consists of a written examination and an oral examination designed to demonstrate the breadth of a student's knowledge and the ability to conduct advanced research in one or more areas of study. The written and oral examinations draw from field bibliographies with rationale (500 word maximum) prepared by the student and approved by the student's preliminary examination committee and the advisory committee of the student's plan.

The written examination must be at least eight hours long, and it is frequently taken as a two-day, take-home, open book exam. It may be taken at the University or at home, if the committee agrees on the location. An oral exam of two hours covering issues raised during the written exam and/or focusing on the proposed dissertation must follow the written exam within 7-10 days.

Students take the preliminary exam after completing all doctoral course work or with no more than three credits of doctoral course work remaining. Students cannot take the exam if they have any incomplete or unreported grades or a GPA less than 3.0. The exam must be finished within one semester after all course work is completed, excluding summer session. Students may receive a one semester extension for additional course work from the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Students who fail the preliminary examination may not proceed to the dissertation. The exam may be retaken only once. See the English Graduate Program Handbook or the Coordinator of Graduate Studies for specific guidelines for governing the preliminary examination process. Students enrolled in the doctoral program as of September 2000 should consult the Coordinator of Graduate Studies as to their options under these rules or the previous preliminary examination rules.

Dissertation

The dissertation topic, together with a brief prospectus, must be approved by the Graduate Policy Committee. The student's major professor or a member of the dissertation committee must present the topic and prospectus to the Graduate Policy Committee. See the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and the English Graduate Program Handbook for specific guidelines for selecting a doctoral committee and preparing the dissertation proposal. The Department considers 200 pages a reasonable length for the dissertation.

Dissertation Defense

The completed dissertation is subject to an oral defense, to be arranged by the Coordinator according to Graduate School regulations. A copy of the dissertation is kept in the Department office.

Time Limit

All degree requirements must be completed within ten years from the date of initial enrollment in the doctoral program.

For additional information see the Graduate School Ph.D. requirements.

Courses

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

325 The Art of Fiction: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Study of novels or short stories through a unifying theme, set of technical problems, or critical concepts. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
326 The Development of the Novel: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Major artistic, social and intellectual events in the history of the novel from its origins to the present. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
327 The Development of the Short Story. 3 cr. U/G.
Major artistic, social and intellectual events in the history of the short story from the nineteenth century to the present. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
328 Forms of Experimental Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Approaches to forms of literature that stress experimentation, innovation and the radical alteration of existing forms. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER Composition competency req.
329 Film and Literature. 3 cr. U/G.
Capabilities and limitations of narrative film and literature, emphasizing the distinctiveness of each artistic mode. English 329 & FilmStd 329 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st, English 290(P), satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; or cons instr.
341 The Development of Drama: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A historical approach, with emphasis on new ideas in the theatre, new techniques, and the evolution of genres. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
342 Comedy: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Works from the comic tradition with focus on theme, genre, region, or historical development. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
343 Tragedy: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Works from the tragic tradition with focus on theme, genre, region, or historical development. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
344 Modern Drama: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Topics vary. American and English dramatists since 1920, with emphasis on their stage approach, their use of language; and themes of illusion, communication, and identity. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st, satisfaction of GER English Competency req; 6 cr in courses approved for hum distr cr.
360 The Art of Poetry: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Inquiry into the art of poetry, with readings from a variety of poets. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
361 The Development of Poetry: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A study of significant intellectual, artistic, or social events in the history of poetry. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
363 Medieval Epic and Romance. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of the traditions of medieval English epic and romance through an examination of representative medieval works. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
370 Folk Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A study of a particular form or forms of folk literature or the folk literature of a designated region or ethnic group. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
380 Media and Society: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
An examination of film and/or television, with attention to the representation of class, gender, race, and nation. Subtitles vary. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 380 & FilmStd 380 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; English 290(P) or 291(P) or 6 cr in courses approved for hum breadth cr.
383 Cinema and Genre: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Stylistic and thematic analyses of literary and film genres (e.g., melodrama, film noir). Consideration of writers, directors, producers and stars whose works represent forms of a genre. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 383 & FilmStd 383 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 290(P) or 6 cr in courses approved for hum breadth cr.
390 Classical Film Criticism and Theory. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of the history of film theory, with particular attention to developing critical skills in film theoretical writing. English 390 & FilmStd 390 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, English 290(P), & ArtHist 205(P); or cons instr.
391 Television Criticism and Theory. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of the forms and representational strategies of television narrative, and the various modes of analysis that may be applied to television viewers and texts. English 391 & FilmStd 391 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 291(P) or cons instr.
394 Theories of Mass Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A survey of theories of mass culture relative to film from the late 19th century to the present. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 394 & FilmStd 394 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 290(P) or 291(P) or cons instr.
400 Introduction to English Linguistics. 3 cr. U/G.
Application of linguistic theory and techniques to modern English. English/Linguis 400 required of all English majors and minors in School of Education. Jointly-offered with & counts as repeat of Linguis 400. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
401 History of the English Language. 3 cr. U/G.
The origins of the English language and its changing structure. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition Competency req.
402 Theories of Language and Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Various topics involving some theoretical aspect(s) of language and literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; an intro course in linguis (e.g. English/Linguis 400, English 401, or Linguis 350).
403 Survey of Modern English Grammar. 3 cr. U/G.
Studies in elements of grammar, noun and verb phrase, clause and sentence connection, and complex noun phrase. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
404 Language, Power, and Identity. 3 cr. U/G.
The use of distinctive language varieties to construct identity and maintain power relations within a society. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
406 Advanced English Grammar. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of English 403 with emphasis on the analysis of complex sentences and discourse syntax. English 406 & Linguis 406 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 403(P).
414 Special Topics in Creative Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Readings, discussion and assigned writing in specialized areas of creative writing. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Not retakable for major cr. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 233(P), 234(P), 235(P), or 236(P); or grad st.
430 Advanced Writing Workshop. 3 cr. U/G.
A tutorial course in advanced exposition. Individual assignments and conferences. Enrollment limited to 12 students. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
431 Topics in Advanced Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Aspects of composition theory, history and practice applied to both the process and product of writing. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
433 Creative Nonfiction for Publication. 3 cr. U/G.
Writing in a variety of creative nonfiction formats, using literary techniques. Preparation of articles for submission to magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and educational publications. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
434 Editing and Publishing. 3 cr. U/G.
Training and practice in editorial procedures; preparation of fiction/nonfiction manuscripts for book or journal publication; editorial rewriting; editing; copyediting; proofreading; fundamentals of layout/design. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; 6 cr in English 201(P), 202(P), 205(P), 206(P), 207(P), 208(P), 230(P), 233(P), 234(P), 235(P), 236(P), 240(P), 414(P), 415(P), 416(P), 430(P), 431(P), 432(P), 433(P), 435(P), 436(P), 437(P), 615(P), or 616(P).
435 Professional and Technical Writing. 3 cr. U/G.
The writing process in business, industry, and government, with intensive practice and analysis of professional writing and publishing techniques and products. Counts as repeat of English 435X. Prereq: jr st; English 205(P), 206(P), or 207(P), or cons instr.
436 Writing for Information Technology. 3 cr. U/G.
Theory, methods, and practice in writing clear, concise technical instructions; audience analysis, customer requirements, information architecture, training materials, web projects, and emerging technology discussion topics. Prereq: jr st; English 206(P) & 435(P) or cons instr.
437 Project Management for Professional Writers. 3 cr. U/G.
Major stages of the writing process in workplace contexts: research, analysis, project planning and management, document design, usability testing, and revision. Counts as repeat of English 437X. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 205(P), 206(P), or cons instr.
438 Advanced Research Writing. 3 cr. U/G.
Intensive instructions in methods and writing for research papers: audience analysis, bibliographic methods, computer searches, interpretation of data, style guides, abstracts and summaries and the publication process. Prereq: jr st; English 208(P) or cons instr.
439 Document Design. 3 cr. U/G.
Development of technical writing projects for external clients, applying theories from graphic design, usability, cognitive psychology, and technical communication. Counts as repeat of English 439X. Prereq: jr st; English 205(P), 206(P), or 207(P), or cons instr.
440 Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Practice. 3 cr. U/G.
Students explore their own writing practices in light of rhetorical theory and learn to tutor others. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req, & English 201(P), 202(P), 205(P), 206(P), 207(P), or 233(P) w/grade of B- or better or cons instr; or grad st.
441 Advanced Peer Tutoring Theory and Practice. 3 cr. U/G.
Students will examine various theories of literacy and learning, applying these theories to peer tutoring practice and testing their sufficiency through case-study research. Prereq: English 440(P) or cons instr.
442 Writing Center Tutoring Practicum. 1 cr. U/G.
For prospective tutors, a foundation of concentrated study and practice to begin tutoring in UWM's Writing Center. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
443 Grant Writing. 3 cr. U/G.
Theory, methods, and practice in writing clear, concise grant proposals and related documents; audience analysis, rhetorical approaches, research methods, and online grantseeking. Counts as repeat of English 431 w/same topic. Req'd service learning component. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
444 Technical Editing. 3 cr. U/G.
Theories, methods, and practice in editing professional and technical documents; grammar and usage; copyediting and comprehensive editing; editor-writer relationship; rhetorical, social, and audience analysis. Counts as repeat of English 431 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
445 The Composing Process: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Issues in composition studies, such as the theory and practice of writing, evaluation and assessment, and collaborative learning. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max for undergrads or 6 cr max for grads. Prereq: jr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, or cons instr; or grad st.
447 The Essay as Genre. 3 cr. U/G.
The range and depth of the essay as a genre; extensive reading; writing evaluative, exploratory essays. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, or cons instr; or grad st.
449 Writing Internship in English. 1-4 cr. U/G.
Experience in a professional setting that enables English majors to apply course work and writing skills and to gain experience toward career goals. Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, declared English major, & C or better in English 414(P), 415(P), 416(P), 430(P), 431(P), 432(P), 433(P), 434(P), 435(P), 436(P), 437(P), 438(P), 445(P), or 447(P); or grad st in English prog; writ cons instr.
451 Chaucer. 3 cr. U/G.
Linguistic and intellectual traditions exemplified in Chaucer's poetry. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
452 Shakespeare. 3 cr. U/G.
Works representing Shakespeare's career, selected from comedies, tragedies, histories, and poems. May be used as a repeat of 453 for students who have not taken English 452 previously. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
454 Milton. 3 cr. U/G.
Milton's English poetry and selections from his prose. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
455 Writers in Drama: 3 cr. U/G.
A significant dramatist or a combination of playwrights. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
456 Writers in English Literature, 1500-1660: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant literary figure or figures in the context of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
457 Writers in English Literature, 1660-1798: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant literary figure or figures in the context of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
458 Writers in English Literature, 1798-1900: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant literary figure or figures in the context of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
459 Writers in English Literature, 1900 to the Present: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant literary figure or figures in the context of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
460 Writers in American Literature, 1500-1900: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant literary figure or figures in the context of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
461 Writers in American Literature, 1900 to the Present: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant literary figure or figures in the context of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
463 Writers in African-American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant figure or figures in African-American literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
464 Writers in Irish Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
A significant figure or figures in Irish literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
465 Women Writers: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
One or more significant women writers. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
500 Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Major genres, themes, and figures of the Middle Ages through a reading of representative works. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
501 Studies in Literature, 1500-1660: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Critical study of major genres, themes, figures, tenets, aspects, influences and trends in the literature of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
504 Studies in Literature, 1660-1800: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Major genres, themes, figures and trends in the literature of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
505 Studies in Literature, 1800-1900: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Major genres, themes, figures and trends in the literature of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
507 Studies in Literature, 1900 to the Present: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Major genres, themes, figures and trends in the literature of the period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
515 Literature and the Other Arts: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Critical study of literary works in combination with works from the other arts. Retakable w/chg of topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
517 Studies in African-American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Major genres, themes, figures and trends in African-American literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
518 Studies in Irish Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Major genres, themes, figures and trends in Irish literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
519 Studies in Irish-American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Poetry, novels, short stories, plays or a combination of genre by Irish-American writers studied against dual background of Irish and American culture. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
525 American Indian Literature, Culture, and Creative Arts. 3 cr. U/G.
Critical methods in understanding indigenous literature, cultures, and creative arts; uses of arts in indigenous cultures; how arts influence people's views of indigenous peoples. AIS 525 & English 525 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; completion of GER English Composition competency req.
547 Studies in Theory and Criticism: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Topics, trends, or approaches in theory and criticism. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
565 Introduction to Adult/University Level TESOL. 3 cr. U/G.
Overview of the various approaches to teaching English as a second language (ESL) to adult/university-level learners. Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of Linguis 565(426). Does not satisfy requirements in School of Educ. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
567 Materials for ESL Instruction. 3 cr. U/G.
Designed for prospective ESL/EFL teachers. Focus on planning and designing courses to meet the needs of specific populations of language learners. English 567 & Linguis 567 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
569 Internship in Teaching ESL to Adult Learners. 3 cr. U/G.
Designed to provide practical field experience in language teaching to adult/university-level ESL learners. English 569 & Linguis 569 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
611 (411) The Writer and the Current Literary Scene. 3 cr. U/G.
Recent developments in the theory and techniques of contemporary fiction or nonfiction. Especially designed for creative writing students. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, & 3 cr in English 415(P), 416(P), 615(P), or 616(P); or grad st.
612 (412) Poetry and the Creative Process. 3 cr. U/G.
The origin and development of poetic ideas and techniques. Designed especially for creative writing students. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, & 3 cr in English 415(P), 416(P), 615(P), or 616(P); or grad st.
615 (421) Advanced Workshop in Fiction. 3 cr. U/G.
Intensive workshop critiques of student writing. Content varies. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; 6 cr English 415(420)(P); or grad st.
616 (423) Advanced Workshop in Poetry: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Intensive workshop critiques of student writing. Content varies. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 6 cr in English 416(P), & cons instr based on writing sample; or grad st.
620 Seminar in the Art of Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Intensive study of a literary form or genre, or selected works from varying genres, with emphasis on elements of invention, innovation and craft. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
621 Seminar in the Literature of England: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Focus upon specific themes, critical or aesthetic issues, or generic development, in one or more periods of English literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
622 Seminar in Irish Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Specific themes, critical or aesthetic issues, or generic development, in one or more periods of Irish literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
623 Seminar in American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Focus upon specific themes, critical or aesthetic issues, or generic development, in one or more periods of American literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
624 Seminar in Modern Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Focus upon specific themes, critical or aesthetic issues, or significant innovations in modern literature, viewed in a cross-cultural or contemporary context. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
625 Seminar in Literary History: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
An intensive study of literature within its historical dimension, stressing the goals and methods of historical criticism and research in connection with specific periods, topics or traditions. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
626 Seminar in Critical Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
An investigation into one or more critical theories and their contribution to the study of literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
627 Seminar in Literature and Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Intensive study of literature within its cultural context, stressing goals and methods of cultural criticism and research in connection with specific issues or topics. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
628 Seminar in Literature by Women: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Focus on major writers or themes, or on a body of work that represents a variety of perspectives on gender issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
629 Seminar in Literature and Sexuality: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Intensive study of the relationship between literature and human sexuality, focusing on particular periods, topics, or critical and aesthetic issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
630 Seminar in Literature and the Other Arts: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Selections from literature in connection with works from the other arts ranging from the Middle Ages to the present, stressing the importance of an inter-arts perspective. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
631 Seminar in African-American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Focus upon major writers or themes, or on a body of work that represents a variety of perspectives on African-American experience. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English &/or CompLit at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
632 Seminar in American Indian Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Focus on major forms, prominent themes, or tribal traditions in the literature of the American Indian. AIS 632 & English 632 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
633 Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of a topic in rhetorical theory and its intersections with related fields such as cultural studies, literary criticism, literacy theory, or composition studies. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Satisfies L&S Seminar req. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
634 Seminar in English Language Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of a topic in the study of the English language, providing an opportunity to investigate an issue in language studies in depth. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, 9 cr English and/or CompLit courses at the 300-level or above; or grad st.
701 The Teaching of College Composition. 4 cr. G.
Theories and practices of college composition pedagogy. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
702 English Graduate Institute: 3 cr. G.
A multisection modular summer course in three tracks: literature, english language, and composition. Six three-week sections are offered. Students may enrol for a max of 2 sections each summer. Retakable w/chg in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
703 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Literature. 1 cr. G.
Orientation to best practices, scholarly work, and current debates in primary fields of research in the discipline of literature and cultural theory. Prereq: grad st.
704 Teaching Creative Writing. 3 cr. G.
Approaches to the teaching of creative writing at elementary, high school or college levels. Consult instr to determine emphasis & range. Prereq: grad st.
705 Professional Writing Research. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on theories, methods, and practice in professional writing practitioner research. Observations, interviews, surveys, storyboarding, focus groups, usability testing; research design, IRB proposals; data analysis and reporting. Prereq: grad st or cons instr.
706 Seminar in Professional Writing Theory and Pedagogy. 3 cr. G.
Theory and application of various approaches to teaching technical and business writing on the college and university level. Prereq: grad st.
707 Writing for Business Management. 2-3 cr. G.
Theory and practice of business writing: advanced techniques of audience analysis, organization, persuasion, and revision for clarity, in writing reports, memos, letters, and journal articles. Prereq: grad st in school of business administration or cons instr.
708 Advanced Professional Writing. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on the theory and development of students' professional approaches to writing, research on professional writing genres, and intensive analysis and editorial revisions of documents. Not open to students with grad cr in English 435(ER). Prereq: grad st.
709 Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Technology. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on theory and research concerning audiences and information architecture for on-line discourse, instructional design, e-learning, documentation systems, hypertext, mark-up languages, cultural factors, and Web site development. Not open to students with grad cr in English 436(ER). Prereq: grad st.
710 Advanced Project Management for Professional Writers. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on the theoretical issues, empirical findings, and advanced strategies for project management; research, task analysis, planning, collaboration, problem solving, document design, usability testing and quality evaluation. Not open to students w/ grad cr in English 437(ER). Prereq: grad st.
711 Topics in Professional Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Special topics seminar in the history, theory, pedagogy, or practice of professional writing. Special focus on public and workplace literacy. Retakable w/ chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
712 Professional Writing Theory. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on the major theoretical perspectives influencing the field of professional writing. Prereq: grad st.
713 Qualitative Research in Writing and Literacy. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on the issues and practice of qualitative research as it applies to areas of inquiry related to writing and literacy. Prereq: grad st.
714 Usability Studies. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on history and theory of usability studies and advanced practice in usability assessment and testing. Prereq: grad st.
715 Narrative Craft and Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Analysis of selected prose narratives with emphasis on technical, generic, and aesthetic features. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st or cons coord of Creative Writing.
716 Poetic Craft and Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Analysis of selected poems with emphasis on technical, generic, and aesthetic features. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st or cons coord of creative writing.
718 Directed Writing in Poetry. 3 cr. G.
Advanced tutorials with seminar component. Content varies. Register with listed instructor(s) only. May be retaken up to 6 cr. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
720 Modern Literary Theory. 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level introduction to the major critical and theoretical perspectives of the 20th century. Prereq: grad st.
737 Literature and Aesthetics. 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level introduction to the major aesthetic philosophies and theories of the western tradition, with emphasis on their relevance to modern criticism and theory. Prereq: grad st.
738 Theories of Language, Literature, or Composition: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to scholarship in theoretical or methodological approaches to language, literature, or composition. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
740 Approaches to the Modern I. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on major figures and intellectual forces that have shaped multiple approaches to the modern across the academy. English 740, Hist 740, & MALLT 740 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
741 Approaches to the Modern II. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on major figures and intellectual forces that have shaped approaches to the modern across periods. English 741, Hist 741 & MALLT 741 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
742 Media Culture. 3 cr. G.
A graduate level introduction to media culture, with an emphasis on forms and theories of media culture from the mid-19th century to the present. English 742 & FilmStd 742 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
743 Film Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level introduction to film studies, including methods of film analysis and approaches to the history of film. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 743 & FilmStd 743 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
744 Feminist Critical Theory. 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level introduction to feminist theory and its application to literary & cultural studies. Prereq: grad st.
745 Postmodernism. 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level introduction to postmodernism in literature and other cultural forms. Prereq: grad st.
750 History of Rhetoric I: Classical Rhetoric. 3 cr. G.
Background in Greco-Roman rhetorical traditions and critical commentary on those traditions. Prereq: grad st.
751 History of Rhetoric II: 3 cr. G.
Study of central themes, concepts, and issues after the classical period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; English 750(P).
752 Essay as Genre. 3 cr. G.
A study of the tradition of the essay in England and America and its relation to rhetoric and composition. Prereq: grad st.
753 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory. 3 cr. G.
Survey of rhetorical theory in contemporary scholarship, criticism, and research, with special emphasis on the development of rhetorical concepts and composition studies. Prereq: grad st; English 750(P) or cons instr.
754 Post-Secondary Composition-Topics in Pedagogical Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Topics in pedagogical theory applicable to teaching post-secondary composition, such as the composing process, discourse, analysis, literacy, or writing assessment. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st & English 701(P), or equiv post-secondary teaching experience, or cons instr.
755 Issues in Composition Studies. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of major issues in rhetoric and composition within historical and theoretical contexts. Prereq: grad st.
758 Writing Workshop in Rhetoric and Composition. 3 cr. G.
Graduate-level course on writing and the critique of writing practice. Prereq: grad st.
760 Research Methods in Linguistics and ESL. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to basic research methodology in linguistics and ESL. English 760 & Linguis 760 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
761 Discourse Analysis. 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level introduction to the formal analysis of discourse. Prereq: grad st; English 403(P) or Linguis 464(P) or equiv.
764 Sociolinguistics. 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level investigation of selected topics in sociolinguistic theory and method. Prereq: grad st.
768 Linguistic Perspectives on Literature. 3 cr. G.
A survey of linguistic theory and technique relevant to the study of literature. The relation between linguistic theory, semiotics, and literary theory. Prereq: grad st.
769 Topics in Linguistics: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced-level study of a topic relevant to linguistics; may be contemporary or historical. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 769 & Linguis 769 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
770 Early and Medieval English Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to early and medieval english literature and approaches to medieval study, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
771 Literature of the English Renaissance: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to the literature of the english renaissance, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
772 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to English literature, 1660-1800, and related scholarship, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
774 Literature in Victorian England: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to English literature, 1837-1901, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
775 Modern English Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to English literature of the 20th century, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
776 Women Writers: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
A course focusing on the major women writers of a period or genre, or in relation to specified themes. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
777 American Literature to 1830: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to American literature to 1830, with related scholarship, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
778 Native American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to the literature of the american indian, emphasizing critical approaches and relevant scholarship. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
779 American Literature, 1830-1900: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to American literature from 1830-1900, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
780 African American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to the major writers and themes in African American literature, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
781 Modern American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to American literature of the 20th century, emphasizing current critical issues. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
782 Contemporary Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Introduction to recent developments in English and American literature, emphasizing new writers and significant literary innovations. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
783 World Literature in English: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
A course focusing on the major writers, themes and traditions of national/ethnic groups outside england and the united states. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
784 Theories of Comparative Literature. 3 cr. G.
A course focusing on the comparativist approach to the literatures of two or more languages and/or national traditions with emphasis on current critical issues and research methods. Prereq: grad st.
789 Internship in Teaching ESL to Adult Learners. 1-6 cr. G.
Field experience in teaching English as a second language to adult learners. Open only to grad students in Linguis specializing in ESL. Retakable to max of 6 cr. English 789 & Linguis 789 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; English/Linguis 567(P); cons instr.
790 Master's Project. 1-6 cr. G.
Research towards the MA final project.; schedule and requirements developed in consultation with program advisor. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 12 cr in English MA Prog; cons advisor.
798 Graduate-Level Service Learning. 1 cr. G.
Faculty-supervised placement of students as community service volunteers. Retakable to 3 cr max. Prereq: grad st or cons instr; conc reg in English 700-level or above service learning course.
799 Independent Reading for Master's Candidates. 1-4 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
805 Seminar in English Language: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced-level seminar addressing specific topics in English language, both contemporary and historical. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 805 & Linguis 805 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; English/Linguis 400(P).
806 Seminar in Linguistics: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced-level seminar in which students do in-depth research on a particular area of linguistics through readings, class discussion, and writing a research paper. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 806 & Linguis 806 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
812 Seminar in Theories of Composition and Rhetoric: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level introduction to the history and current development of rhetoric and composition theory, and to their applications in research in written composition. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
813 Special Topics in Creative Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Readings, writing, and discussion in a designated genre, form, or literary tradition. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
814 Seminar in Irish Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
815 Seminar in Fiction Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Content varies. A workshop for graduate students. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st & English 715(P).
816 Seminar in Poetry Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Content varies. A workshop for advanced graduate students. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; English 716(P).
817 Seminar in Critical Writing. 3 cr. G.
An advanced workshop in the writing and revising of critical essays. Prereq: grad st.
819 Project in Creative Writing. 1-6 cr. G.
Content varies. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Open only to MA candidates in Plan C, creative writing. Prereq: grad st.
820 Seminar in Advanced Topics in Literary Criticism and Research: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
822 Seminar in Poetry: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
An intensive examination of some aspect of the genre, including questions of history, theory, theme, or technique, or the study of major figures. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
823 Seminar in the Drama: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced study in dramatic form, with variable content, thematic and/or historical, or with focus on particular writers. Reading will include plays and critical works. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
824 Seminar in Special Topics in Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced study of a topic in literary history, criticism or theory. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
825 Seminar in Major Figures: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Topics vary. Poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose writers, with attention to biography, culture and literary background. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
827 Seminar in Contemporary Literature: 3 cr. G.
Advanced study of a specialized topic or critical issue in the recent work of contemporary writers in english. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
828 Seminar in Comparative Literature: 3 cr. G.
Advanced study of a specialized topic or critical issue in the literatures of two or more languages and/or national traditions. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
843 Seminar in Renaissance Prose and Poetry: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
845 Seminar in Shakespeare: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
853 Seminar in Contemporary Rhetorical Theory: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Issues, topics, and major figures in contemporary rhetoric, philosophies of composition, critical discourse, and theories of writing. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; English 750(P); English 753(P) or 755(P).
854 Seminar in College Composition, Theory and Pedagogy: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Professional concerns in teaching college composition; develops various topics in-depth, such as cultural literacy or large-scale assessment. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; 6 cr at 700-level, including English 706(P), 754(P), or 755(P).
855 Seminar in Theories of Business and Technical Writing: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Theories of writing processes and products in the workplace. The effects of institutional structures and corporate cultures on writers and writing. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; English 706(P);English 753(P) or 756(P).
858 Seminar in Professional and Literary Nonfiction: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced study of publications and audiences in nonfiction; intensive writing and research in scholarship, education, the arts, human services, business, and government. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; English 758(p).
861 Seminar in Romantic Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
This seminar will examine one or more aspects of english romanticism as expressed in the poetry and essays of the age. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
862 Seminar in Victorian Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced studies in victorian poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose, with attention to culture and critical theory. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
871 Seminar in African American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Intensive examination of one or more major writers, themes, or critical topics in the literature of African Americans. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
872 Seminar in Women Writers: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Intensive examination of one or more major writers, themes, or critical topics. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
874 Seminar in World Literature in English: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Advanced study of one or more major writers or special topics in the literature outside england and the united states. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
875 Seminar in Modern Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
876 Seminar in Media Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Seminar focused on a broad issue related to media culture or specific forms of media, including alternative textual production, cinema, and digital culture. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. English 876 & FilmStd 876 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
877 Seminar in Film Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level seminar in film theory. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. English 877 & FilmStd 877 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
878 Seminar in Feminist Critical Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
879 Seminar in Native American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Intensive examination of one or more major writers, themes, or critical topics in the literature of native americans. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
881 Seminar in Colonial American Literature: 3 cr. G.
Advanced studies in the literature of colonial america with special attention to cultural and literary backgrounds and critical theory. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
882 Seminar in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
883 Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
885 (effective 09/02/2014) Seminar in Critical Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
A graduate-level seminar in one or more major theoretical models, methods, or approaches. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
885 Seminar in Critical Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
887 Understanding Participatory Media. 3 cr. G.
Theory and critical approaches to creative use of computational, networked media. Counts as repeat of English 876 w/same topic. Prereq: grad st.
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for students who must meet minimum credit requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
990 Research in English. 1-3 cr. G.
Reserved for research in connection with doctoral thesis. Retakable as necessary to fulfill thesis requirements. Consult coord grad studies. Prereq: admis to Ph.D. prog & completion of 45 grad cr.
999 Independent Reading for Ph.D. Candidates. 1-3 cr. G.
Consult graduate advisor. Prereq: admis to Ph.D. candidacy.

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