Program Learning Objectives
- Understand how British and American literary traditions developed, becoming familiar with significant writers, their works, and the connections between them.
- Understand the structure of language and its change over time and across social situations and groups.
- Understand the movements and traditions of Composition and Rhetoric Studies.
- Be able to think creatively and critically and to write effectively within all these areas of English Studies.
- Know how to conduct original research and integrate criticism (secondary sources) into your own analyses.
- Be prepared for lifelong learning.
- Be ready and able to pursue a wide range of personal and professional goals or to undertake further graduate studies.
|Required "Foundations" Courses|
|ENGL 501||Introduction to English Studies||4|
|ENGL 502||Seminar in Critical Analysis||4|
|ENGL 503||Graduate Introduction to Linguistics||4|
|ENGL 505||Composition Theory||4|
|Required Literature Courses|
|ENGL 511||Seminar in American Literature||4|
|ENGL 512||Seminar in British Literature||4|
|Capstone Research Portfolio|
|ENGL 598||Graduate Project||2|
|Elective Courses 1|
|Select from the following:||20|
|Pedagogical Approaches to Composition 2|
|Seminar in Authors|
|Seminar in American Literature|
|Seminar in British Literature|
|Seminar in Special Topics|
|Graduate Technical Communication|
|Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing|
|Selected Advanced Topics|
Students must complete at least one pre-1850 literature course and at least one post-1850 literature course.
Students must be accepted to the Teaching Assistant program in order to enroll in ENGL 506.