English, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in English (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.

Additional undergraduate coursework in the certification content area may be required to meet State and University certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be recommended to the State of New Jersey for initial teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or CEAS). The CEAS authorizes the holder to teach in New Jersey public schools and expedites the ability to become certified in most other states. The CEAS never expires.

In New Jersey, candidates who have completed an initial teaching certification program must successfully complete one year of teaching in order to be eligible to receive a permanent Standard Certificate. 

ENGLISH

Complete 3 requirement(s):

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CERT

    1. SPEECH

      Complete the following 1 course: (May be completed by examination)

      SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3
    2. PHYSIOLOGY & HYGIENE

      See the Center of Pedagogy.

    3. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

      Complete 1 course from:

      ELRS 580 Learning Theories 3
      PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
  2. TEACHING FIELD REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete the following 7 requirement(s):

      1. Critical Theory

        Complete 3 semester hours from the following list.

        ENGL 300 The Pursuits of English 4
        ENLT 463 History of Criticism 3
        ENLT 492 Seminar in Comparative Literature 3
        ENLT 512 Literary Criticism to 1800 3
        ENLT 513 Literary Criticism from 1800 to the Present 3
        ENLT 514 Theoretical Approaches to Literature 3
      2. British Literature

        Complete 6 semester hours from the following list.

        ENGL 240 English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660 3
        ENGL 241 English Literature II: 1660 to Present 3
        ENGL 247 The Augustan Age 3
        ENGL 248 From Sensibility to Romanticism 3
        ENGL 250 Special Topics in English or American Literature 3
        ENGL 254 English Drama: Beginnings to 1642 3
        ENGL 256 English Novel to 1900 3
        ENGL 343 Milton 3
        ENGL 344 Chaucer 3
        ENGL 345 Middle English Literature 3
        ENGL 346 19th Century English Romantic Literature 3
        ENGL 347 Victorian Prose and Poetry 3
        ENGL 348 Renaissance Literature 3
        ENGL 353 Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories 3
        ENGL 354 Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances 3
        ENGL 356 Modern British Fiction 1900-1945 3
        ENGL 357 Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990 3
        ENGL 358 Recent British Fiction 1990-Present 3
        ENGL 401 Old English Language and Literature 3
        ENGL 444 17th Century English Poetry 3
        ENGL 455 Restoration and 18th Century Drama 3
        ENGL 456 20th Century English Novel 3
        ENGL 494 Seminar in English Literature 3
        ENGL 505 Chaucer 3
        ENGL 508 Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies 3
        ENGL 509 Shakespeare Studies: Comedies 3
        ENGL 510 Shakespeare Studies: Histories 3
        ENGL 511 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3
        ENGL 512 Renaissance Literature I: Prose 3
        ENGL 513 Renaissance Literature II: Poetry 3
        ENGL 515 Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry 3
        ENGL 516 Seventeenth Century Literature: Prose 3
        ENGL 518 Milton 3
        ENGL 521 The Augustan Age 3
        ENGL 529 British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge 3
        ENGL 530 British Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley, and Keats 3
        ENGL 532 Victorian Studies II: Novel 3
        ENGL 533 Victorian Studies III: Poetry 3
        ENGL 535 Turn-of-the-Century British Writers 3
        ENGL 540 The Modern British Novel 3
        ENGL 542 The Irish Renaissance 3
        ENGL 597 Independent Study in British Literature 3
        ENGL 600 Seminar in British Literature 3
      3. American Literature

        Complete 6 semester hours from the following list.

        ENGL 234 American Drama 3
        ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey 3
        ENGL 239 Social Protest Literature in America 3
        ENGL 250 Special Topics in English or American Literature 3
        ENGL 275 Vietnam War and American Culture 3
        ENGL 301 The Novels of Toni Morrison 3
        ENGL 324 American Poetry to 1940 3
        ENGL 325 American Poetry: World War II to Present 3
        ENGL 326 Early American Literature 3
        ENGL 333 Literature of American Renaissance 3
        ENGL 336 American Literary Realism 3
        ENGL 337 Modern American Fiction 3
        ENGL 338 Contemporary American Fiction 3
        ENGL 393 American Political Novel Since 1900 3
        ENGL 493 Seminar in American Literature 3
        ENGL 550 Studies in Early American Literature 3
        ENGL 555 American Romanticism 3
        ENGL 556 Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville 3
        ENGL 557 American Realism 3
        ENGL 560 Modern American Fiction 3
        ENGL 561 Modern American Poetry 3
        ENGL 563 Recent American Fiction 3
        ENGL 564 American Drama 3
        ENGL 565 Black American Women Writers 3
        ENGL 598 Independent Study in American Literature 3
        ENGL 601 Seminar in American Literature 3
      4. Writing

        Complete 3 semester hours from the following list.

        ENWR 205 Creative Nonfiction 3
        ENWR 371 Teaching Writing: Grades 6-12 3
        ENWR 586 Teaching Writing and the Basic Writer 3
        ENWR 588 Research in Writing Studies 3
        ENWR 590 Graduate Writing Seminar 3
        ENWR 598 Rhetorical Theories and the Teaching of Writing 3
        ENWR 600 Seminar in Writing Studies 3
      5. Genre Study

        Complete 9 semester hours from the following list.

        ENGL 161 Short Story 3
        ENGL 234 American Drama 3
        ENGL 254 English Drama: Beginnings to 1642 3
        ENGL 256 English Novel to 1900 3
        ENGL 260 Art of Poetry 3
        ENGL 262 Art of Fiction 3
        ENGL 263 Art of Drama 3
        ENGL 294 Women Poets 3
        ENGL 324 American Poetry to 1940 3
        ENGL 325 American Poetry: World War II to Present 3
        ENGL 353 Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories 3
        ENGL 354 Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances 3
        ENGL 356 Modern British Fiction 1900-1945 3
        ENGL 357 Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990 3
        ENGL 358 Recent British Fiction 1990-Present 3
        ENGL 364 Contemporary Poetry 3
        ENGL 444 17th Century English Poetry 3
        ENGL 455 Restoration and 18th Century Drama 3
        ENGL 456 20th Century English Novel 3
        ENGL 508 Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies 3
        ENGL 509 Shakespeare Studies: Comedies 3
        ENGL 510 Shakespeare Studies: Histories 3
        ENGL 512 Renaissance Literature I: Prose 3
        ENGL 513 Renaissance Literature II: Poetry 3
        ENGL 515 Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry 3
        ENGL 516 Seventeenth Century Literature: Prose 3
        ENGL 520 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama 3
        ENGL 525 The English Novel from Defoe to Austen 3
        ENGL 532 Victorian Studies II: Novel 3
        ENGL 533 Victorian Studies III: Poetry 3
        ENGL 540 The Modern British Novel 3
        ENGL 552 American Poetry to 1912 3
        ENGL 560 Modern American Fiction 3
        ENGL 561 Modern American Poetry 3
        ENGL 563 Recent American Fiction 3
        ENGL 564 American Drama 3
        ENLT 374 Contemporary European Drama 3
        ENLT 375 Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill 3
        ENLT 376 Modern European Novel 3
        ENLT 377 Speculative Fiction: Fantasy 3
        ENLT 378 Science Fiction 3
        ENLT 464 Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot 3
        ENLT 515 Ancient Tragedy 3
        ENLT 516 Ancient Comedy 3
        ENLT 517 Ancient Epic 3
        ENLT 565 Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw 3
        ENLT 570 The Modern Novel 3
        ENLT 571 Trends in the Contemporary Novel 3
        ENLT 577 Film Studies 3
      6. Sociocultural Lenses

        Complete 6 semester hours from the following list.

        ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey 3
        ENGL 239 Social Protest Literature in America 3
        ENGL 250 Special Topics in English or American Literature 3
        ENGL 275 Vietnam War and American Culture 3
        ENGL 294 Women Poets 3
        ENGL 301 The Novels of Toni Morrison 3
        ENGL 393 American Political Novel Since 1900 3
        ENGL 542 The Irish Renaissance 3
        ENGL 565 Black American Women Writers 3
        ENLT 206 World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme 3
        ENLT 207 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge 3
        ENLT 230 Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture 3
        ENLT 235 Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature 3
        ENLT 250 Special Topics in Comparative Literature 3
        ENLT 260 Myth and Literature 3
        ENLT 274 Twentieth Century Literature of Immigration 3
        ENLT 315 American Indian Themes 3
        ENLT 316 African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English 3
        ENLT 348 Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939 3
        ENLT 349 Contemporary Irish Literature 3
        ENLT 366 African Myth and Literature 3
        ENLT 367 Contemporary African Literature 3
        ENLT 372 Women Prose Writers 3
        ENLT 374 Contemporary European Drama 3
        ENLT 376 Modern European Novel 3
        ENLT 492 Seminar in Comparative Literature 3
        ENLT 515 Ancient Tragedy 3
        ENLT 516 Ancient Comedy 3
        ENLT 517 Ancient Epic 3
        ENLT 535 The Enlightenment in Europe 3
        ENLT 570 The Modern Novel 3
        ENLT 571 Trends in the Contemporary Novel 3
        ENLT 575 Myth: Origins and Development 3
        ENLT 576 Myth: Theory and Practice 3
        ENLT 599 Independent Study: International Literature 3
        ENLT 602 Seminar in International Literature 3
      7. Language Study

        Complete 3 semester hours from the following list.

        ENGM 284 The English Language 3
        ENGM 384 The Grammars of English 3
        LNGN 220 Structure of American English 3
        LNGN 284 History of the English Language 3
    2. TEACHING METHODS

      Complete for 4 semester hours.

      ENGL 571 Teaching Methods (Secondary English) 4
  3. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

    1. INTRODUCTORY SEQUENCE

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        CURR 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
        EDFD 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
      2. Complete for 1 semester hours.

        CURR 518 Technology Integration in the Classroom 1
    2. DIVERSITY AND INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE

      Complete 5 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        CURR 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 3
        EDFD 509 Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list

        CURR 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
        EDFD 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
      3. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

        CURR 517 Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 1
      4. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours: .

        READ 501 Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School 3
      5. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        CURR 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
        EDFD 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
    3. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE I

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        CURR 526 Teaching for Learning I 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        CURR 527 Fieldwork 3
    4. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE II

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 6 semester hours from the following list. (CURR 514 is for in-service teachers).

        CURR 514 Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 4-8
        CURR 529 Student Teaching 6
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        CURR 543 Teaching for Learning II 3

Course Descriptions:

CURR505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with EDFD 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR509: Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 509. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR514: Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching

Open only to post-baccalaureate and graduate students; this course replaces supervised student teaching for those already employed in teaching situations without standard certification. Joint supervision by the school district and University personnel. Student must obtain permission of department chairperson and the school district. Certain qualifications required. () 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

CURR516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 516. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR517: Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools

This course presents the central issues in the inclusion of students with disabilities in United States middle and secondary schools. It focuses on best practices for providing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. In addition, students explore the legal, professional, and contextual influences on the implementation of inclusion. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR518: Technology Integration in the Classroom

This one-credit course introduces pre-service teachers to the dimensions of educational technology for teaching and learning. Students also explore the history of educational technology with a focus on the pedagogical and practical implementation of educational technologies, youth technology culture, and emerging technologies. It enables the students to drawn upon field-based experiences in READ 501 to plan instructional technology environments that are student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based; that emphasize critical thinking; and that support specific curricular goals - as stated in institutional, state and national standards for technology in education. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR519: Assessment for Authentic Learning

This course provides prospective teachers with knowledge and skills for evaluating and understanding student growth and learning across diverse educational settings. Students consider assessment practices from the point of view of learners and how they experience learning opportunities. Teacher candidates also analyze assessment policies and practices, both local and national, in order to maximize both student and teacher performance. They draw on aspects of assessment policy and practice to evaluate their own understandings of assessment and its development. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 519. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR526: Teaching for Learning I

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with CURR 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to observe in classrooms and to do individual, small group, and whole class teaching. Students investigate democratic classroom practice by focusing on curriculum development; creating a positive, well-structured climate for learning in their classrooms; learning and practicing techniques for effective classroom management; and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; CURR 509 or EDFD 509; CURR 516 or EDFD 516; CURR 517; CURR 518; READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR527: Fieldwork

Students spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and EDFD 519 or CURR 519; and READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR529: Student Teaching

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for the duration of a semester is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. 6 hour lab requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. (6 hours lab.) 6 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 519 or EDFD 519; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR543: Teaching for Learning II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on putting into practice all the knowledge and skills students have developed throughout their professional sequence in their full-time, supervised student teaching experience. A primary focus is on planning and implementing curriculum. In addition to curriculum planning and using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies, students learn about the impact of the school and classroom culture and climate on student learning and on relationships between and among students, teachers, and other professionals in school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with CURR 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD509: Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 509. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 516. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD519: Assessment for Authentic Learning

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 516. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

ELRS580: Learning Theories

Study of the learning process and its measurement as it applies in the classroom and non-school settings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL161: Short Story

An introduction to the short story as an evolving form. 19th and 20th century stories will be studied with attention to literary and human values. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL234: American Drama

American drama chosen for excellence or representative of a significant era or movement in the theatre from the early 18th century imitative works through melodrama to the serious works of the 20th century. Centered on major American playwrights and their work. The course also examines the backgrounds of our modern stage, including readings in minor/historical works. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL238: Black Writers in the United States: A Survey

Black writers in the United States from Colonial times to the present. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL239: Social Protest Literature in America

Novels, dramas and poetry of protest against social injustices in the United States since World War I. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL240: English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660

English literature from its beginnings to 1660 examined through representative works of major and minor authors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL241: English Literature II: 1660 to Present

English literature from the Restoration to the present. May be taken independently of English Literature I. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL247: The Augustan Age

Important works of English literature 1660-1745, including poetry, criticism, essays, fiction and drama, examined within the literary, cultural, social and intellectual contexts of the age. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL248: From Sensibility to Romanticism

Important works of English literature--poetry, criticism, philosophical prose, fiction and drama--examined within the literary, social, cultural and intellectual contexts of the period 1745-1800. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL250: Special Topics in English or American Literature

A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. May be used by English majors as a departmental elective. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL254: English Drama: Beginnings to 1642

English drama from its Medieval origins to the closing of the theaters in 1642; from miracles, mysteries and moralities through the development of Tudor and Stuart drama. Shakespeare excluded. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL256: English Novel to 1900

Form and theme of the English novel through the 18th and 19th centuries, evaluated by literary, social, moral and cultural criteria. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL260: Art of Poetry

An introductory course in reading, interpreting, and evaluating poetry. Attention is paid to style, form, and poetic convention. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL262: Art of Fiction

An introduction to form and techniques in fiction through close reading and discussion of representative texts. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL263: Art of Drama

This course explores the major forms, features, eras, and writers of world drama from ancient times to the present. Selections of plays explore ways in which cultural issues are performed. By examining a wide variety of such performances in their historical and political contexts, students will gain a broad appreciation for theater and a deep understanding of the may ways in which it expresses the tragedy and comedy of the human condition. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL275: Vietnam War and American Culture

This course examines the problem of the legacy of the experience of the Vietnam War (sometimes called the "Vietnam Syndrome") as it is reflected in the culture of the United States and primarily in American literature since the end of the war in 1975. Differing discussions and evaluations of the problems bequeathed by the Vietnam War will be examined in works of political commentary, cultural criticism, history, and foreign affairs, as well as in literature. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL294: Women Poets

Selected poets from Sappho through Emily Dickinson to Sylvia Plath examined in relation to contemporary women poets. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL300: The Pursuits of English

An inquiry into what constitutes contemporary literary study: its subject matter and its underlying goals and methods. Students study literary and cinematic texts of various genres, as well as literary criticism and theory; inquire into the nature of authorship and of texts; examine and expand their ways of reading, interpreting, and writing about texts; trace the relation of literary criticism to theory; consider the relation of literary study to issues of power; and develop independent habits of thought, research, discussion and analytic writing that are informed by literary theory and criticism. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 220, ENGL 333, ENGL 234, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 240, ENGL 241, ENGL 247, ENGL 250, ENLT 206, ENLT 207, ENGL 260, ENGL 262, ENGL 263.

ENGL301: The Novels of Toni Morrison

This course focuses on the fiction of Toni Morrison. Readings will include her published novels (from 1970 to the present), as well as selections from her critical writings. Such matters as the nature of her prose style, developments of her literary reputation, and place within the literary canon will be studied. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL324: American Poetry to 1940

American poetry from Poe to Langston Hughes with an emphasis on what makes the American voice unique. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL325: American Poetry: World War II to Present

American poetry beginning with William Carlo Williams and continuing to the present with an emphasis on new attitudes, techniques and contributions to American culture. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL326: Early American Literature

American literature from the Puritans to 1800, tracing the development of colonial and revolutionary thought and the beginning of America's cultural independence. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL333: Literature of American Renaissance

An analysis of American literary texts between 1820 and 1865. Covers American Romantics like Hawthorne, Melviille, and Poe and transcendentalists like Margaret Fuller, Emerson, Thoreau, and Witmen. Special attention given to political writings (e.g., Lydia Maria Child, Frederick Douglass) and to women writers (including Fanny Fern, Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott). Previous course ENGL 226 effective through Summer 2011. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 220 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300.

ENGL336: American Literary Realism

The works of James, Howells, Twain, Crane, Norris, Dreiser and others are examined in light of the developing literary concepts of realism, naturalism and social Darwinism in the changing cultural period between 1860 and 1900. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL337: Modern American Fiction

American fiction from 1918 to 1945 with attention to the works, criticism and lives of such authors as Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL338: Contemporary American Fiction

Developments in American fiction since the 1940's with attention to such authors as Mailer, Roth, Nabokov and Vonnegut. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL343: Milton

An introduction to the mind and art of Milton. Intensive study of one major work and selections representative of the full range of his achievement. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL344: Chaucer

Troilus and Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales and some of the minor poems in Middle English. No previous language training required. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL345: Middle English Literature

The literature of England from 1100 to 1400, in its historical and social contexts and in relation to continental literature. Where appropriate, works are read in Middle English. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL346: 19th Century English Romantic Literature

The revolutionary expression of such poets and essayists as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Hazlitt, De Quincey and Lamb. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL347: Victorian Prose and Poetry

Mid and late 19th century responses to the emergence of modern British society demonstrated in the works of Carlyle, Mill, Ruskin, Huxley, Newman, Arnold, Morris, Tennyson and Browning. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL348: Renaissance Literature

Major poets and prose writers of 16th and early 17th century England such as Sydney, Lyly, Nashe, Greene, Donne and Browne, whose individual contributions in poetry and prose reflect the literary and philosophical preoccupations of the period. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL353: Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories

Representative comedies and histories: their sources, devices and characteristics; their staging in the context of Elizabethan society; and Shakespeare's vision of man as actor. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL354: Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances

Representative tragedies and romances: their sources, devices and characteristics; their staging in the context of Elizabethan society; and Shakespeare's view of man in the tragic mode and in the later romances. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL356: Modern British Fiction 1900-1945

In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the Modernist period in British Literature, 1900-1945. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Joseph Conrad, D.H.Lawrence, E.M.Forster, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rebecca West, Katherine Mansfield, and Samuel Beckett. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 and ENWR 106.

ENGL357: Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990

In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the post-World War period in British Literature, 1946-1990. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Graham Greene, Doris Lessing, Kingsley Amis, Samuel Selvon, V.S.Naipaul, John Fowles, Buchi Emecheta, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 and ENWR 106 OR HONP 100 and HONP 101.

ENGL358: Recent British Fiction 1990-Present

In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the post-Cold War period in British Literature, 1990-present. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Kiran Desai, Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan, Irvine Welsh, Salman Rushdie, Colm Toibin, Rohinton Mistry, Pat Barker, Monica Ali. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 and ENWR 106.

ENGL364: Contemporary Poetry

Distinctive movements in poetry since the imagists, comparing the diverse styles, themes and poetic theories of representative poets of English-speaking countries. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL393: American Political Novel Since 1900

The political themes reflected in American novels arising from Social Darwinism, Socialism, Communism, World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; and a survey course in one of the following: American literature, American history, sociology or political science.

ENGL401: Old English Language and Literature

Selected prose and poetry representative of the heroic, elegiac, religious and popular traditions of pre-conquest England, with recitation and reading in the original old English. No previous language training required. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL444: 17th Century English Poetry

The schools of Donne and Jonson and the works of Marvell and Dryden. Milton excluded. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL455: Restoration and 18th Century Drama

Major innovation of dramatic form and conventions in the period from 1660 to 1715 on the English stage in the works of Etherege, Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh and Dryden. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL456: 20th Century English Novel

The literary and cultural context and the stylistic and structural changes in representative British novels of the 20th century. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL493: Seminar in American Literature

The works of one major American author in depth or of a group of authors whose works are related by theme, artistic form or cultural period. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major.

ENGL494: Seminar in English Literature

The works of one major English author in depth or of a group of English authors whose works are related by theme, artistic form or cultural period. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major.

ENGL505: Chaucer

An intensive study of the Canterbury Tales and other works against their literary and social backgrounds, with special attention to Chaucer's language and to the procedures of Chaucerian scholarship. No previous study of Middle English is required. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL508: Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies

Shakespeare's tragic drama against a background of classical and Medieval theories of tragedy, and in relation to the practice of his contemporaries. Consideration is given to Shakespeare's use of plot sources and to Elizabethan theories of rhetoric. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL509: Shakespeare Studies: Comedies

Shakespeare's comic art in the light of comic theory and practice from Aristotle to the present. Areas of analysis include Shakespeare's use of Roman and native English comedy, his language, characters, sources, and the traditions of Shakespearean criticism. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL510: Shakespeare Studies: Histories

A study of the ten English history plays. Shakespeare's use of historical sources and variations from historical fact are examined carefully. Attention is given to scholarship, criticism, and production of the history plays. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL511: Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

A comprehensive view of the period of the apex of English drama, from 1550 to the closing of the theaters in 1642. Major works by Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists other than Shakespeare are studied in the light of Medieval English drama and the new Renaissance theories of Shakespeare's contemporaries. Attention is given to changes in subject matter, tone, dramaturgy, and staging during the latter part of the period. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL512: Renaissance Literature I: Prose

Major prose writers of the sixteenth century, including Erasmus, More, Castiglione, Sidney, Lyly, Nashe, and Hooker. Attention is given to the development of satire, romance, the picaresque, and utopian fiction. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL513: Renaissance Literature II: Poetry

A study of English poetry of the sixteenth century, a period of major changes. The principal focus is on poets who contributed to the development of the English lyric (Wyatt, Surrey, Raleigh, Sidney, Shakespeare). The unique poetry of Edmund Spenser, particularly the Faerie Queene, is also examined. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL515: Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry

The poetry of Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Marvell, and Milton, supplemented by historical and intellectual background and by selections from the works of Vaughan, Traherne, Crashaw, Herrick, Suckling, Lovelace, Carew, and Cowley. Stylistic categories such as the metaphysical, the classical, and the meditative are considered in the light of a close critical analysis of the major poetry. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL516: Seventeenth Century Literature: Prose

English prose between the Elizabethan period and the age of Queen Anne, including the development of prose style and the origins of the short narrative, of scientific writing, and of modern literary criticism. Authors include Milton, Pepys, Bunyan, Walton, Burton, Bacon, Brown, and Aubrey. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL518: Milton

Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and some of the minor works are analyzed intensively. Styles, themes and techniques are considered in the light of Milton's life and the political and religious controversies of his time. The poetry is also studied in terms of its relation to Milton's Italian and classical models, his Elizabethan masters, and his contemporaries. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL520: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

Heroic, comic, and sentimental drama by playwrights from Dryden to Sheridan with emphasis on their reflection of the literary and social climate. Attention is also given to the physical theater and to the composition of the audience during the restoration and 18th century. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL521: The Augustan Age

The literature of the Restoration and early eighteenth century in its cultural contexts. Topics include criticism and aesthetics, satire, the new nature poetry, and the relationship between literary forms and philosophical and critical ideas. Emphasis on the works of Dryden, Swift, Pope, Gay, Addison and Steele, and Thomson. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL525: The English Novel from Defoe to Austen

The rise of the English novel and its various traditions: Comic, realistic, satirical, psychological, and gothic. Authors include Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Austen. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL529: British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge

The poetry of the two most important writers of the first generation of the Romantic movement in England. Emphasis is placed on the significance of their poetry in terms of the poets' own personal experience and in the context of the age of democratic and industrial revolution. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL530: British Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley, and Keats

The major works of the second-generation Romantics are studied in relation to the experience of their lives and the movements of their time. Attention is also given to their letters and critical writings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL532: Victorian Studies II: Novel

The Victorian novel in its historical and cultural contexts, with emphasis on the responses of the most vital art form of the age to the unprecedented changes in English life that took place during the era. Works by Thackeray, Trollope, Dickens, the Brontes, Eliot, and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL533: Victorian Studies III: Poetry

The course concentrates on the major mid-Victorian poets, Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold, and to a lesser extent on their successors among the pre-Raphaelites, the aesthetes, and the rhymers. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL535: Turn-of-the-Century British Writers

An examination of British literature in the transitional period between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Writers might include Hardy, Conrad, Joyce, and Lawrence. Attention is given to the ways in which their works illuminate the movement from Victorian to modernist thinking and demonstrate the relation between literary consciousness and society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL540: The Modern British Novel

Innovations in characterization, narrative technique, and theme under the impact of major twentieth-century political, economic, and cultural developments. Works by Forster, Huxley, Waugh, Orwell, Greene, Amis, Murdoch, Lessing, and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL542: The Irish Renaissance

The Irish contribution to twentieth-century literature and aesthetic theory, specifically to that brand of experimentation, individualism, and internationalism associated with the idea of the modern. Special attention to W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, J. M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, and Frank O'Connor. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL550: Studies in Early American Literature

All major and several minor American writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are studied within several contexts: literary, religious, philosophical, and political. Topics include the development of American literature, 1620-1800; the effects of puritanism and deism; the concept of the American dream; the originality of the founding fathers; and the extent to which modern American literature and culture reflect the colonial heritage. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL552: American Poetry to 1912

The continuity of American poetry as a national body of literature, with distinctively American themes, subjects, techniques, and critical theories; the shaping influences of English and continental writers; and the impact of American poets on their European contemporaries. Particular emphasis on Poe, Whitman, Emerson, Melville, Dickinson, Crane, and Robinson. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL555: American Romanticism

An exploration of the Romantic movement in America with attention to transcendentalism and other social movements. Writers might include Brown, Irving, Cooper, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Louisa May Alcott, and Whitman. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL556: Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville

An intensive examination of the writings of the three "Dark Romantics" of the American Renaissance, set against their biographical backgrounds and the literary and historical contexts in which they worked. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL557: American Realism

The development of American realistic fiction, with emphasis on the works of Twain, Howells, and James in relation to their literary heritage and to their social milieu. Attention will also be given to local-color writers, such as Jewett and Freeman, and to naturalist writers, such as Crane, Norris, and London. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL560: Modern American Fiction

After a brief examination of late nineteenth-century realism, the major writers of the twentieth century (up to World War II) are studied with special attention to the critical attitudes of the period and to related scholarship. Authors include Dreiser, Stephen Crane, Sherwood Anderson, Hemingway, and Faulkner. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL561: Modern American Poetry

Beginning with background material on late nineteenth-century poetry, the course examines selected major modern poets. The changing scene in modern poetry is noted, and the reading of contemporary poets is included. Works by Hart Crane, Hilda Doolittle, T. S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL563: Recent American Fiction

American fiction of approximately the last forty years in the context of American culture and traditions. The course analyzes the characteristics of theme, technique, and sensibility which form the basis of a writer's response to the ambiguities of life in the contemporary world. Works studied might include Bellow, Roth, Didion, Walker, Doctorow, and Morrison. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL564: American Drama

The major American playwrights, such as Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams, are placed in the perspective of their contemporaries and of the traditions of the American stage. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL565: Black American Women Writers

This course explores the writings of Black American women. We will examine the conditions out of which Black women write and the ways in which their works are critiqued and theorized. Discussions will center on questions of race, gender, sexuality, and class; narrative approaches and literary devices; and the Black "womanist" creative tradition. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENGL571: Teaching Methods (Secondary English)

This graduate level course prepares students to teach English on the secondary level (grades 6-12). ENGL 571 is required for graduate students enrolled in either the Initial Certification or MAT program. The course familiarizes students with the English classroom, the design of lesson and unit plans, writing assignments, and alignment of classroom activities with state curriculum standards and assessments. Students explore and experiment with approaches to teaching selected literary texts, including the adaptation of teaching styles and materials to meet the needs of diverse learners. This course provides a foundational understanding of composition pedagogy, including how to respond to and assess student writing. () 4 sh.

ENGL597: Independent Study in British Literature

The student completes a research project under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. This course is designed to allow investigations into areas not covered by regular courses and seminars. Permission of the graduate program coordinator and of the project supervisor is required before registration. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENGL598: Independent Study in American Literature

The student completes a research project under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. This course is designed to allow investigations into areas not covered by regular courses and seminars. Permission of the graduate program coordinator and of the project supervisor is required before registration. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENGL600: Seminar in British Literature

Advanced study of an author, genre, movement, theme, or critical theory. See current announcement for specific topic. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

ENGL601: Seminar in American Literature

Advanced study of an author, genre, movement, theme, or critical theory. See current announcement for specific topic. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

ENGM284: The English Language

The history and development of English from its Indo-European and Germanic origins to the present, with emphasis on the morphology of Old and Middle English. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGM384: The Grammars of English

A critical overview of traditional, structural, and transformational-generative approaches to the problems of analyzing the grammar of the English language; practical applications for teaching English and for understanding grammatical principles as a means of more effective writing and literary analysis. Cross listed with Linguistics, LNGN 384. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101 or LNGN 210.

ENLT206: World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme

This course combines Western with non-Western works to approximate an approach to a "global perspective" on literature. It is designed to introduce the student to major works of world literature; to foster an international literary sensibility; to present a variety of cultural perspectives in a context which demonstrates how they are interrelated: to present students with assignments that will direct them toward developing skills of literary analysis and interpretation; and to guide students in deepening their awareness of the connections between national literatures and their cultural contexts. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT207: World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge

Organized around the premise that writers have two fundamental ways of responding to the challenge of their culture, conformity or dissent, this course will present literary works in pairs that represent opposing ways of responding to the same subject. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT230: Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture

Through an exploration of writings by and about Muslim women in various parts of the world, students will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the variety of aesthetic forms and narrative structures embodied therein. Representation in other cultural forms such as film will also be looked at to challenge monolithic assumptions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT235: Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature

Students of contemporary Chinese women's literature will analyze specific narrative techniques used in the representation of women in light of the literary inscriptions of place, family, history, gender, sexual politics, nationalism, and transnationalism. Students will examine how these narratives raise questions about Chinese origins, memories, desires and subjectivities in the age of globalization. Our primary focus will be on fiction written by women from mainland China, Taiwan, and Chinese diaspora. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT250: Special Topics in Comparative Literature

A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. Satisfies the departmental major requirement in comparative literature. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT260: Myth and Literature

Myth and the myth-making process: the origins, meanings and major archetypes and motifs of Occidental and Oriental myths. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT274: Twentieth Century Literature of Immigration

The Literature of Immigration examines the experience of immigrants to the United States through the fiction, poetry and drama of writers of varying cultural backgrounds to learn about the customs, religions, mores and assimilative strategies of old and new immigrant groups. Literary strategies used by the writers will be emphasized. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT315: American Indian Themes

"American Indian Themes" will be organized around the following topics: attitudes toward the land and animals; relationship to the divine and its manifestations, gods and goddesses; culture, specifically understood as arts and rituals; gender identities and family structures; political realities of a conquered people; contemporary status of American-Indians and their lives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT316: African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English

"African, Asian, and Caribbean Literature in English" will include four genres: prose, poetry, drama, and performance pieces. Significant connections will be drawn among the varieties of English and the thematic and critical issues being raised by experts who are studying these literatures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT348: Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939

Irish fiction, drama, poetry, and prose during a period of energetic cultural nationalism from the 1890's through the Irish War of Independence and into the 1930's. Particular attention will be paid to the works of Joyce, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Gregory and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT349: Contemporary Irish Literature

A study of contemporary Irish writers reflecting cultural, social, political, economic and class changes since the Irish Revival period. Writers include Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Eavan Boland, and Brian Friel. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT366: African Myth and Literature

The nature of the sub-Saharan experience and vision through African myths and literary works within the context of culture, criticism and theory. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT367: Contemporary African Literature

A comparative study of the literatures of African writers from countries with a history of British colonialism dating from the 1960's to the present. Topics will include: forms of storytelling and narrative representation; contemporary issues and themes in postcolonial texts; political and aesthetic frameworks; and dissemination of African literatures in a global market. ENLT 206 or 207 recommended. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT372: Women Prose Writers

Readings in the international fiction and non-fiction of women writers. The focus will be on such themes as the nature of the family, changing relationships between women and men, evolving concepts of the "feminine," the impact of colonialism on gender related issues (i.e. work and women's identity) and interrelationships between religion and women's lives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT374: Contemporary European Drama

Plays representing the themes, values and dramatic techniques of selected British and continental (French, German, Italian, Russian and/or other) dramatists. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT375: Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill

Major modern plays and the playwrights whose critical insights and historical perspectives led to their unique contributions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT376: Modern European Novel

The creative expression of such novelists as Gide, Hesse, Kafka, Proust and Woolf as shaped by events of the period 1910 to 1930, and how these works influenced the future of the novel. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT377: Speculative Fiction: Fantasy

The impossible and improbable in fairy tales, myth, legend, horror, sword and sorcery, the supernatural and high fantasy as a critical mode. Technological science fiction excluded. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT378: Science Fiction

Fiction of the future that speculates and extrapolates from the physical and social sciences, selected from both the classics and contemporary writings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT463: History of Criticism

The modes of critical thought expressed by major figures in the classical era, their imitators and interpreters in the Renaissance and neo-classic period, the innovators among the romantics, and critics of the 20th century. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT464: Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot

Works of the French symbolists and the Georgian and imagist poets of Britain, the continent and America whose theories and principles underlie modern poetics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT492: Seminar in Comparative Literature

A culture, era, theme or literary approach studied through international literary masterpieces. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major.

ENLT512: Literary Criticism to 1800

Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus, and their imitators and interpreters in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Neoclassical periods are studied for those ideas about the nature and value of literature which have been influential in our culture. Considerable attention is given to relating the critical works to the history, art, and principal writings of each period. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT513: Literary Criticism from 1800 to the Present

The break from classical theory (notably by the Romantics) and the search, principally in our own day, for new definitions of the nature and function of literature. Throughout the course, critical theory is related to the history, art, and principal writings of each period. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENLT 512.

ENLT514: Theoretical Approaches to Literature

An in-depth study of late 19th and 20th Century theoretical approaches to literature and issues of representation. Critical methodologies to be studied will include: Formalism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Historical Materialism, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, Post-colonialism and New Historicism. Students will study literary and/or filmic texts along with the critical theories. Does not count towards the International Literature specialization, as this is a required core course. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENLT515: Ancient Tragedy

Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca in English translation; origins of Greek and Roman tragedy; religion and myth in tragedy; Aristotelian criticism; stage production; the influence of ancient tragedy on modern literature. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT516: Ancient Comedy

Study of selected plays of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence. Topics include origins and development, staging, and theories of old and new comedy at Athens and of Roman comedy, mime, farce, influences on later comedy. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT517: Ancient Epic

The Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid in English translation. Topics include ancient and modern literary criticism of Homer and Virgil; oral versus literary epic; history, folklore, and saga in the ancient epic; basic epic themes (the nature of heroism, fate, people and the gods, etc.); Homeric and Virgilian influence on subsequent literature. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT535: The Enlightenment in Europe

A comparative study of literature and ideas in eighteenth-century Europe, focusing on English, French, and German literature, with some attention to Italian and Spanish. Major literary and philosophical trends are analyzed, including the rational and satirical attack on traditional values and the current of "sensibility" which stressed the powers of the emotions and the senses. Works by Swift, Voltaire, Fielding, Diderot, Johnson, Rousseau, Prevost, Goethe, Lessing, and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT565: Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw

Intensive study of three great modern playwrights with an emphasis on dramatic theory and criticism, social context, and literary/theatrical values. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT570: The Modern Novel

Selected works by European, English, and Latin American masters, illustrating the evolution of the novel during the twentieth century. Works by James, Proust, Kafka, Dos Passos, Woolf, Gide, Mann, Hesse, Stein, Beckett, and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT571: Trends in the Contemporary Novel

Significant fiction of the last fifty years from at least five countries. Students will be introduced to a variety of fictional forms which will include work from diverse geographical regions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT575: Myth: Origins and Development

Selected world mythologies, both Occidental and Oriental, are studied comparatively against a background of theories concerning their origins, development, symbols, and motifs, as well as their significance to literary and interdisciplinary studies. The first part of a two-part course, but may be taken as complete in itself. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT576: Myth: Theory and Practice

The theoretical and mythic backgrounds from ENLT 575 are applied to a study of archetypal and related criticism and to literary analysis. The creative process and the origins of literary form, theme, character, genre, imagery, and tone are intensively explored. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENLT 575.

ENLT577: Film Studies

On a rotating basis, different cultural, historical, and aesthetic aspects of American, British, or world film will be examined. See current announcement. Students may repeat Film Studies so long as the topic is different each time. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENLT599: Independent Study: International Literature

The student completes a research project under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. This course is designed to allow investigations into areas not covered by regular courses and seminars. Permission of the graduate program coordinator and of the project supervisor required before registration. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENLT602: Seminar in International Literature

Advanced study of an author, genre, movement, theme or critical theory. See current announcement for specific topic. Students may be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENWR205: Creative Nonfiction

Advanced writing skills with stress on developing a personal writing style, adapting writing style to various subjects and audiences and experimenting with different modes of exposition. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR371: Teaching Writing: Grades 6-12

This writing-intensive course offers students an introduction to the theory and practice of teaching writing to middle and high school students. Students will explore all aspects of the writing process through the following activities: journaling, free-writing, drafting and revising analytical essays, peer review, and conferencing. Students will conduct research on writing issues, read foundational composition scholarship, respond to sample secondary-level writing, and experiment with approaches to teaching writing. This course includes a service-learning component and requires students to complete 15 hours as writing tutors in the Montcliar public schools. The course fulfills the "writing intensive" requirement for English majors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENWR586: Teaching Writing and the Basic Writer

This course explores the social, educational and linguistic foundations of writing instruction with special attention to the problems of the basic writer. Practicing and prospective teachers examine the theory, research and practice of writing instruction through a process of inquiry, workshops and work on their own writing. (3 lecture hours.) 3 sh.

ENWR588: Research in Writing Studies

An introduction to representative empirical research in composition pedagogy and writing studies. In the first half of the semester students will be introduced to a range of methodologies used in research in writing and composition studies. Inquiry models will include survey, ethnography, case study, the interview. In the second half of the semester students will explore a research question using one or more of the methodologies taught. (3 lecture hours.) 3 sh.

ENWR590: Graduate Writing Seminar

Writing in one or more of the following: essay, scholarly research, autobiography, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENWR598: Rhetorical Theories and the Teaching of Writing

An inquiry into the rhetorical and theoretical roots of current questions, methods and practices of writing instruction--to investigate the possibility that both teaching writing and writing itself are deeply constructed endeavors, rooted in structures of language, perception, knowing and being that are often discussed in theoretical discourse. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENWR600: Seminar in Writing Studies

Advanced study of a topic, issue or theory in the field of Writing Studies. See current announcement for specific topic. Students may repeat the Writing Studies Seminar up to 2 times for a total of 9 credits as long as the topic is different each time. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

LNGN220: Structure of American English

The phonology, morphology, syntax of American English, geographical and social dialects; traditional, structural and transformational approaches to grammar. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

LNGN284: History of the English Language

English from its Indo-European origins up to and including the eighteenth-century grammarians. The Germanic strains; old, middle and modern English. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC560: Advanced Educational Psychology

A comprehensive treatment of the cognitive and affective characteristics of the learner and the processes of learning and teaching provide the framework for this course. Behavioral, cognitive and information-processing theory are presented and their applicability to instructional strategies and classroom dynamics is discussed. Other areas included are the origins of individual differences including heredity and environment, early childhood education, cultural differences, student motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, exceptional children and other topics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

READ501: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School

Studies the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties in the content subjects. For the subject area teacher and the beginning reading specialist. Secondary school reading needs and specific suggestions for guiding the slow, average, and gifted student in a classroom situation. Starting Summer 2012: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to an array of cross-content literacy strategies for the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties. Students learn how to ground literacy strategies in purposeful and meaningful curricular and pedagogical projects. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SPCM101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Additional Requirements for State Certification The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Challenge Exam or Documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - ELRS 580 Learning: Process & Measurement or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational
  • Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.