2016-17 Academic Catalog

Department of English

Major Advisors: Professor Daniel Punday (Head)
Professor Lara Dodds (M.A. program)
Associate Professor Ginger Pizer (B.A. program)

Office: 2000 Lee Hall

The study of English not only gives students knowledge of language and literature but also helps to develop their ability to read perceptively, think critically, analyze problems, and write correctly and persuasively. For this reason, a major in English has traditionally been viewed as good training for careers in law, government, business, and publishing, as well as for careers in teaching and writing.

The department offers an undergraduate major (B.A.), an undergraduate minor in English, an undergraduate minor in linguistics, a certificate in TESOL, and an M.A. The department also edits and publishes two distinguished journals. Mississippi Quarterly is a refereed scholarly journal dedicated to the life and culture of the American South, past and present. Jabberwock Review is a literary journal publishing stories, poems, and essays by writers across the country. Additionally, the department operates the university Writing Center to assist all MSU students with their writing.

The Department of English awards several scholarships annually: the Howell H. and Elizabeth Gwin Scholarships to outstanding juniors or seniors majoring in English and to graduate students in English; the Helen W. Skelton Annual Scholarship and the Ann Pittman Andrews Memorial Scholarship to full-time English majors maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrating good character, leadership and financial need; the William H. Magruder Scholarship to an upper-division or graduate English major; the Roger LeMoyne Dabbs Memorial Scholarship to an English or Communication major; and the Eugene Butler Creative Writing Scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student. The Department of English sponsors the Xi Kappa Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society; memberships are offered by invitation to scholastically qualified junior and senior undergraduate students and to second-year graduate students who are English majors. The Department of English also offers the Nolan Book Award competition for junior and senior English majors and sponsors several writing contests and awards.

In addition to two semesters of freshman composition, which the department recommends be taken at the Accelerated or Honors level, English majors take EN 2213, EN 2223, EN 2243, EN 2253, and EN 3414, and at least 21 additional hours of English electives, of which 15 hours must be 4000 level and taken in residence, distributed among English, American, and World literature. EN 2203 does not count toward the requirements for the major

English majors must attain a C or better in all English courses at the 2000 level or above in order for those courses to count toward the requirements of the major.

Students seeking secondary-school teaching certification should consult with an English Education advisor.

English minors take at least 18 hours of English electives with a grade of C or better beyond completion of the freshman composition requirement of their major. Of these hours, at least six must be at the 4000 level; these must be completed in residence. No more than six hours may be linguistics classes, i.e., classes which count toward the linguistics minor. Students should consult the English major advisor to plan a minor program which will complement their major studies and career interests.

General Education and College Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Foreign Language
3 semesters: One Foreign Language (see advisor) 9
Humanities
Philosophy Elective - see advisor3
Early History - choose one of the following:3
Early U.S. History
World History Before 1500
Early Western World
East Asian Civilizations to 1300
Late History - choose one of the following:3
Modern U.S. History
World History Since 1500
Modern Western World
East Asian Civilizations since 1300
Math
MA 1313College Algebra3
3 hours above College Algebra3
Fine Arts
See A&S requirements3
Natural Sciences
Physical Science w/Lab 13-4
Biological Science w/Lab 23-4
Natural Science Elective 33-4
Social Sciences 4
See A&S requirements6
Social Sciences Electives12
Major Core
Fourth semester in chosen Foreign Language3
Upper Division A&S Humanities (HI, FL, PHI) or Study Abroad Elective3
EN 1111English Studies1
EN 2213English Literature before 18003
EN 2223English Literature After 18003
EN 2243American Literature Before 18653
EN 2253American Literature After 18653
EN 3414Critical Writing and Research in Literary Studies4
EN 4111Portfolios and Reflective Writing1
Upper Division Requirements
Pre-1660 English Lit Elective (Group I) (one course)3
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Chaucer
Milton
English Literature of the Sixteenth-Century
English Literature of the Seventeenth-Century
Post-1660 English Lit Elective (Group II)(one course)3
The Eighteenth-Century British Novel
The Nineteenth-Century British Novel
British and Irish Novel Since 1900
British Literature and Culture from 1600-1700
British Literature and Culture of the Eighteenth-Century
The Romantic Poets and Prose Writers
Victorian Poets and Prose Writers
Postcolonial or World Lit Elective (Group III) or one more course from Group I or Group II (one course)3
Postcolonial Literature and Theory
The World Novel Since 1900
American or Contemporary Lit Elective (Group IV)(two courses)6
Southern Literature
Studies in African American Literature
The American Short Story
American Literature: 1800-1860
American Literature: 1860-1900
American Novel Since 1900
Survey of Contemporary Literature
English Vocational Elective
Select one of the following: 3
Creative Writing
Writing for the Workplace
Principles of Legal Writing
Composition Pedagogy
Writing Center Tutor Training
Literary Criticism from Plato-Present
Critical Theory Since 1900
Introduction to Linguistics
History of the English Language
English Elective3
any EN course except EN 2203
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
General Electives
General Electives - Consult advisor15
Total Hours124

Must make a grade of C or higher in all English courses at the 2000 level or above. Must complete 31 upper division A&S hours. Must take 15 hours at the 4000 level in residence.)

1

CH, GG, or PH; see General Education courses.

2

BIO, EPP, or PO; see General Education courses. 

3

Consult advisor.

4

No more than two courses per discipline (no more than one CO and EC) and must include 4 disciplines over the 18 hours.

Linguistics Minor

Linguistics is the study of language, including the structure of sounds, words, and sentences, how our brains process it, how people learn it, and the roles it plays in our societies.  Studying linguistics raises students' awareness of patterns in the language of their daily lives and can contribute to careers such as language teaching, editing and publishing, speech therapy, advertising, and more.

The Minor in Linguistics is open to undergraduate students in any major except General Liberal Arts with a focus in Linguistics.

The minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours with a grade of C or above in each course. In addition to the courses listed below, up to two Special Topics or Directed Individual Study courses will count toward the minor when approved in advance by the Linguistics Committee.  Courses that are cross-listed in more than one department may be taken under any cross-listing.

Required Course3
Introduction to Linguistics
Minor Core Courses9-15
Introduction to the Study of Language
Descriptive English Grammar 1
History of the English Language
English Syntax 1
Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Phonetics
Language and Culture
Language and Society
Minor Electives0-6
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Ethnographic Methods
Nonverbal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata
Introduction to Logic
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Psychology 2
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Science 2
Language and Thought
Total Hours18
1

 Only one of EN 3423 or EN 4443  may count toward the minor.

2

 Only one of PSY 3713 or PSY 4653 may count toward the minor.

Certificate in TESOL

The certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to begin a career in English language teaching. The program requires 15 credit hours (5 courses) in linguistics and English language teaching methods that introduce students to basic methods of linguistic analysis and principles of communicative language teaching. Students who earn the certificate will be prepared to teach English as a foreign language in countries outside the United States and English as a second language in positions inside the United States that do not require a teacher’s license.

The certificate program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who are currently enrolled at the university in any major.

The program requires a minimum of 15 hours with a grade of C or better in each course. Graduate students are required to attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for their coursework.

Students must take the following courses in theoretical background:

EN 4403/6403Introduction to Linguistics3
EN 4463/6463Studies in Second Language Acquisition3
EN 4443/6443English Syntax3
Students must take two of the following courses in pedagogy: 6
Approaches to TESOL
Methods in TESOL
TESOL Practicum
Total Hours15

Courses

EN 0003 Developmental English: 3 hours.

Emphasizes the use of standard American English. Offered only to students required to enroll in developmental studies; prerequisite to any English courses applicable to requirements

EN 0103 Basic English: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: A score of 16 or below on the English section of the ACT). Three hours lecture. A study of grammar and mechanics as basic to composition, with emphasis on the sentence and the paragraph. Does not count toward any degree

EN 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse array of topices that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

EN 1103 English Composition I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: A score of 17 or above on the English section of the ACT or EN 0103). Three hours lecture. A study of logical and rhetorical principles and organizational strategies that contribute to effective writing. Honors section available

EN 1111 English Studies: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Introduction to English Studies: a survey of the profession, including disciplinary assumptions, research processes, sub-fields, and career opportunities

EN 1113 English Composition II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 1103, 1163, or 1183). Three hours lecture. An expanded study of and practice in stylistics, logic, and research as contributions to analytical writing

EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: A score of 29 or above on the English section of the ACT or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. An expanded study of and practice in stylistics, logic, and research as contributions to expository writing, designed for students who exhibit command of basic rhetorical principles

EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 1163 or an ACT sub-score in English of 28 or higher). Three hours lecture. An expanded study of and practice in stylistics, logic, and research as contributions to analytical writing, with emphasis on extensive study of diverse rhetorical models

EN 2203 Introduction to Literature: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshman composition). (Not open to English majors or honors students who complete EN 1183 or 1193). Three hours lecture. The critical and appreciative study of masterpieces in various genres chosen from English and world literature

EN 2213 English Literature before 1800: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshmen composition). Three hours lecture. A survey of English literature from the Medieval to the Neo-classical periods, including works by Shakespeare, Milton and Pope

EN 2223 English Literature After 1800: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshmen composition). Three hours lecture. A survey of English literature including the Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist periods

EN 2243 American Literature Before 1865: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshmen composition). Three hours lecture. A survey of American literature and culture, including letters, sermons, essays, fiction and poetry, from the fifteenth century through the antebellum period’s “American Renaissance

EN 2253 American Literature After 1865: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshmen composition). Three hours lecture. Survey of representative authors, texts, and periods that demonstrate the richness and diversity of American literature and culture after 1865

EN 2273 World Literature Before 1600: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshmen composition). Three hours lecture. Selected works from ancient times to 1600 in translation

EN 2283 World Literature After 1600: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshmen composition). Three hours lecture. Selected works since 1600, excluding literature of the U.S., Britain, and Ireland

EN 2363 Introduction to African American Literature: 3 hours.

Three hour lecture. (Prerequisites: EN 1103 or 1113 or their equivalent). An introductory course that examines the major authors and texts of the African American Literary Tradition. (Same as AAS 2363)

EN 2403 Introduction to the Study of Language: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Students will be introduced to the subfields of linguistics to answer questions they have about language and to provide evidence about language acquisition and use. (Same as AN 2403)

EN 2434 Literature and Film: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English composition requirements). Three hours lecture. One laboratory. Introduction to literary and cinematic techniques, methods of analysis, and structures

EN 2443 Introduction to Science Fiction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements of the student's major field). Three hours lecture. A study of major science fiction writers of the past two centuries, with emphasis on human experience in a technological society

EN 2503 Teaching Grammar: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Sophomore status). Three hour lecture. The study of English grammar and strategies used to teach grammar in modern classrooms

EN 2990 Special Topics in English: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EN 3303 Creative Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of freshman composition). Three hours lecture. Basic techniques in writing fiction and poetry; meter and rhyme, metaphor and image, plot, characterization, dramatic detail

EN 3313 Writing for the Workplace: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: EN 1113 or equivalent. Three hours lecture. Advanced writing course focused on communication in the workplace, including correspondence, technical descriptions, instruction writing, proposals, and recommendation reports

EN 3414 Critical Writing and Research in Literary Studies: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: twelve hours of English). Four hours lecture. An introduction to the application of critical theories and research methods in writing about literature, for English and English Education majors

EN 3423 Descriptive English Grammar: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Twelve hours of English). Three hours lecture. Advanced course in English grammar

EN 3513 Women and Literature: Selected Topics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Completion of freshman composition). Three hours lecture. A study of literary works by or about women. Texts are selected according to theme, genre, and/or histor- ical period.(Same as GS 3513)

EN 3523 Shakespeare and Film: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 1103 and EN 1113 or their equivalent). Three hours lecture.This course ofers a forcused study of Shakespeare on page and screen. Specific play and film adaptations are selected by the instructor

EN 3533 Selected Authors: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:EN 1103 and EN 1113 or their equivalent). Three hours lecture. This course offers a focused study on the major works by selected authors. Authors and texts are selected by the instructor

EN 3803 Intermediate Poetry Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 3303) Three hours lecture. An intermediate course in the craft and art of poetry writing, focusing on techniques such as lineation, formal strategies, and poetic language

EN 3903 Intermediate Fiction Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 3303). Three hours lecture. An intermediate course in the craft and art of fiction writing, focusing on techniques such as setting, dialogue, and characterization

EN 4000 Directed Individual Study in English: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EN 4111 Portfolios and Reflective Writing: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing). One hour lecture. The study and practice of writing application letters/resumes and preparing academic portfolios

EN 4223 Principles of Legal Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 1103 and EN 1113 or their equivalent and Junior standing or consent of instructor).Three hours lecture. Introduction to prose of the legal profession, emphasizing rhetorical strategy and style. Advanced composition, including work with contracts, letters, regulations, memoranda of law, and briefs

EN 4233 Composition Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 1113 or Consent of Instructor).Three hours lecture. Introduction to practices and debates in college compositon pedogogies. Develops practical strategies for instruction in composition;introduces historical and theoretical scholarship in rhetoric and composition

EN 4243 Writing Center Tutor Training: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Grade of B or better in EN 1113 and consent of instructor).Three hours lecture. Introduction to the practices and theories of college writing consultation in Writing Centers

EN 4303 Craft of Poetry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 3303 or consent of instructor). (Graduate students may take EN 6303 for credit twice, even if they have already taken EN 4303 as undergraduates). Three hours lecture. The craft and practice of writing poetry

EN 4313 Craft of Fiction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 3903 or consent of instructor). (Graduate students may take EN 6313 for credit twice, even if they have already taken EN 4313 as undergraduates). Three hours lecture. The craft and practice of writing fiction

EN 4323 Literary Criticism from Plato-Present: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A survey of literary criticism from Plato to the present

EN 4333 Southern Literature: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. A survey of southern literature from the antebellum period to the “post southern” present. Features selected works representing the diverse literary heritage of the U.S. South

EN 4343 Studies in African American Literature: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. A study of selected authors and/or topics in African American literature. (Same as AAS 4343)

EN 4353 Critical Theory Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of major strategies of interpretation since 1900, including psychoanalysis, Marxism, structuralism, feminism, deconstruction

EN 4393 Postcolonial Literature and Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. A critical introduction to postcolonial studies, examining the literatures of colonized or previously colonized peoples and their diasporas. (Same as AAS 4393)

EN 4403 Introduction to Linguistics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The descriptive and historical study of language; linguistic analysis and comparisons; language classification; language in its social and cultural setting. (Same as AN 4403/6403)

EN 4413 History of the English Language: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Twelve hours of English). Three hours lecture. The origin and development of the English language; past and ongoing changes in sounds and structure; influence of social history on language variation and change

EN 4433 Approaches to TESOL: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course covers various approaches to language teaching, including course design, classroom management, and sociocultural and sociopolitical issues surrounding being a language teacher

EN 4443 English Syntax: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Grammatical analysis of English with emphasis on pedagogical applications to teaching English as a foreign/second language

EN 4453 Methods in TESOL: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course covers the various practical pedagogical approaches common in TESOL including methods for teaching reading, listening, speaking, and writing as well as communicative approaches

EN 4463 Studies in Second Language Acquisition: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 4403/6403 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A survey of the major theories of language acquisition, concentrating on accounts of second language acquisition

EN 4473 Phonetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Either EN 4403/6403, AN 4403/6403, or Instructor Consent). Three hours lecture. This course focuses on the physical and linguistic aspects of speech sounds, including how they are produced, transcribed, measured, and perceived. (Same as PSY 4473/6473)

EN 4493 TESOL Practicum: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 4403/6403).Three hour practicum. A pedagogical practice class that focuses on the practical application of TESOL approaches, methods, and techniques

EN 4503 Shakespeare: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Shakespeare's plays through 1599

EN 4513 Shakespeare: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Shakespeare's plays from 1600

EN 4523 Chaucer: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Studies in the major works of Chaucer. Readings in Middle English

EN 4533 Milton: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. The principal writings of Milton, including all of PARADISE LOST and PARADISE REGAINED, and some of the chief prose works

EN 4623 Language and Culture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of language as a part of culture, a source of knowledge about other aspects of culture, and a social behavior. (Same as AN 4623/6623 and SO 4623/6623)

EN 4633 Language and Society: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of relationship between language and society. How language varies regionally and socially; people’s use of and attitudes toward different ways of speaking. (Same as AN 4633/6633 and SO 4633/6633)

EN 4643 The Eighteenth-Century British Novel: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of Twelve hours of English). Three hours lecture. A study of the early cultural and critical history of the novel, focusing on the novelists who invented and refined the form

EN 4653 The Nineteenth-Century British Novel: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of the major nineteenth-century British novelists

EN 4663 British and Irish Novel Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of British and Irish novelists from Conrad and Woolf to Rushdie and Byatt, as well as literary movements including modernism, postmodernism, and postcolonialism

EN 4703 English Literature of the Sixteenth-Century: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Study of the development of the English literary tradition, including works by Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe and others in their cultural and historical contexts

EN 4713 English Literature of the Seventeenth-Century: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of Twelve hours of English). Three hours lecture. Study of major works of poetry, prose, and drama, including works by Donne, Jonson, Wroth and others in their literary, cultural, and historical contexts

EN 4723 British Literature and Culture from 1600-1700: 3 hours.

(Perquisites: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). An exploration of the literature and culture of the Restoration and late seventeenth century. Covers a variety of genres

EN 4733 British Literature and Culture of the Eighteenth-Century: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of the English requirements in the student’s major.). Three hours lecture. An exploration of important literary, political and cultural phenomena from the British eighteenth century. Covers a variety of genres

EN 4803 Types of Drama Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. The development of modern American, British, and Continental drama since Ibsen

EN 4813 The World Novel Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Major world novelist since 1900, excluding British, Irish, and American

EN 4823 Poetry Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Chief American and British poets; their verse technique and their contribution to poetic art

EN 4833 The American Short Story: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major) Three hours lecture. A study of the American short story from Washington Irving to the present, as well as relevant literary movements

EN 4863 The Romantic Poets and Prose Writers: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. An intensive study of the major Romantic poets Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Coleridge along with some of the non-fiction prose of the period

EN 4883 Victorian Poets and Prose Writers: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Intensive study of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Swinburne, and other Victorian poets, along with some of the non-fiction prose of the period

EN 4893 American Literature to 1800: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. Studies of topics in American literature from its beginnings to 1800

EN 4903 American Literature: 1800-1860: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Studies in Irving, Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, the Transcendentalists, and Southern Humorists. This course cannot be taken before EN 2243

EN 4913 American Literature: 1860-1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Studies in Twain, Whitman, Dickinson, James, Crane, and others. This course cannot be taken before EN 2253

EN 4923 American Novel Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of the American novel since Dreiser

EN 4933 Survey of Contemporary Literature: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Significant trends in European and American literature since the outbreak of World War II

EN 4943 Form and Theory of Fiction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Theoretical aspects of fictional technique, genre, style; readings include novels, short stories, and writings about the craft of fiction. Recommended complement to creative writing courses

EN 4953 Form and Theory of Poetry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Poetic theory; formal conventions, techniques, and innovations in the tradition of English and American poetry. Recommended complement to creative writing courses

EN 4990 Special Topics in English: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EN 6013 Internship in Compositional Theory and the Teaching of College Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance as a teaching assistant in the Department of English). Compositional theory in relation to teaching and evaluating traditional modes of writing, coordinated with at least twenty hours per week of supervised professional experience

EN 6223 Principles of Legal Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 1103 and EN 1113 or their equivalent and Junior standing or consent of instructor).Three hours lecture. Introduction to prose of the legal profession, emphasizing rhetorical strategy and style. Advanced composition, including work with contracts, letters, regulations, memoranda of law, and briefs

EN 6233 Composition Pedagogy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 1113 or Consent of Instructor).Three hours lecture. Introduction to practices and debates in college compositon pedogogies. Develops practical strategies for instruction in composition;introduces historical and theoretical scholarship in rhetoric and composition

EN 6243 Writing Center Tutor Training: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Grade of B or better in EN 1113 and consent of instructor).Three hours lecture. Introduction to the practices and theories of college writing consultation in Writing Centers

EN 6303 Craft of Poetry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 3303 or consent of instructor). (Graduate students may take EN 6303 for credit twice, even if they have already taken EN 4303 as undergraduates). Three hours lecture. The craft and practice of writing poetry

EN 6313 Craft of Fiction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 3903 or consent of instructor). (Graduate students may take EN 6313 for credit twice, even if they have already taken EN 4313 as undergraduates). Three hours lecture. The craft and practice of writing fiction

EN 6323 Literary Criticism from Plato-Present: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A survey of literary criticism from Plato to the present

EN 6333 Southern Literature: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. A survey of southern literature from the antebellum period to the “post southern” present. Features selected works representing the diverse literary heritage of the U.S. South

EN 6343 African American Literature: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. A study of selected authors and/or topics in African American literature. (Same as AAS 4343)

EN 6353 Critical Theory Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of major strategies of interpretation since 1900, including psychoanalysis, Marxism, structuralism, feminism, deconstruction

EN 6393 Postcolonial Literature and Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. A critical introduction to postcolonial studies, examining the literatures of colonized or previously colonized peoples and their diasporas. (Same as AAS 4393)

EN 6403 Introduction to Linguistics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The descriptive and historical study of language; linguistic analysis and comparisons; language classification; language in its social and cultural setting. (Same as AN 4403/6403)

EN 6413 History of the English Language: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Twelve hours of English). Three hours lecture. The origin and development of the English language; past and ongoing changes in sounds and structure; influence of social history on language variation and change

EN 6433 Approaches to TESOL: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course covers various approaches to language teaching, including course design, classroom management, and sociocultural and sociopolitical issues surrounding being a language teacher

EN 6443 English Syntax: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Grammatical analysis of English with emphasis on pedagogical applications to teaching English as a foreign/second language

EN 6453 Methods in TESOL: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course covers the various practical pedagogical approaches common in TESOL including methods for teaching reading, listening, speaking, and writing as well as communicative approaches

EN 6463 Studies in Second Language Acquisition: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EN 4403/6403 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A survey of the major theories of language acquisition, concentrating on accounts of second language acquisition

EN 6473 Phonetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Either EN 4403/6403, AN 4403/6403, or Instructor Consent). Three hours lecture. This course focuses on the physical and linguistic aspects of speech sounds, including how they are produced, transcribed, measured, and perceived. (Same as PSY 4473/6473)

EN 6493 TESOL Practicum: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 4403/6403).Three hour practicum. A pedagogical practice class that focuses on the practical application of TESOL approaches, methods, and techniques

EN 6503 Shakespeare: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Shakespeare's plays through 1599

EN 6513 Shakespeare: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Shakespeare's plays from 1600

EN 6523 Chaucer: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Studies in the major works of Chaucer. Readings in Middle English

EN 6533 Milton: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. The principal writings of Milton, including all of PARADISE LOST and PARADISE REGAINED, and some of the chief prose works

EN 6623 Language and Culture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of language as a part of culture, a source of knowledge about other aspects of culture, and a social behavior. (Same as AN 4623/6623 and SO 4623/6623)

EN 6633 Language and Society: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of relationship between language and society. How language varies regionally and socially; people’s use of and attitudes toward different ways of speaking. (Same as AN 4633/6633 and SO 4633/6633)

EN 6643 The Eighteenth-Century British Novel: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of Twelve hours of English). Three hours lecture. A study of the early cultural and critical history of the novel, focusing on the novelists who invented and refined the form

EN 6653 The Nineteenth-Century British Novel: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of the major nineteenth-century British novelists

EN 6663 British and Irish Novel Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of British and Irish novelists from Conrad and Woolf to Rushdie and Byatt, as well as literary movements including modernism, postmodernism, and postcolonialism

EN 6703 English Literature of the Sixteenth-Century: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Study of the development of the English literary tradition, including works by Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe and others in their cultural and historical contexts

EN 6713 English Literature of the Seventeenth-Century: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of Twelve hours of English). Three hours lecture. Study of major works of poetry, prose, and drama, including works by Donne, Jonson, Wroth and others in their literary, cultural, and historical contexts

EN 6723 British Literature and Culture from 1600-1700: 3 hours.

(Perquisites: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). An exploration of the literature and culture of the Restoration and late seventeenth century. Covers a variety of genres

EN 6733 British Literature and Culture of the Eighteenth-Century: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of the English requirements in the student’s major.). Three hours lecture. An exploration of important literary, political and cultural phenomena from the British eighteenth century. Covers a variety of genres

EN 6803 Types of Drama Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. The development of modern American, British, and Continental drama since Ibsen

EN 6813 The World Novel Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Major world novelist since 1900, excluding British, Irish, and American

EN 6823 Poetry Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Chief American and British poets; their verse technique and their contribution to poetic art

EN 6833 The American Short Story: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major) Three hours lecture. A study of the American short story from Washington Irving to the present, as well as relevant literary movements

EN 6863 The Romantic Poets and Prose Writers: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. An intensive study of the major Romantic poets Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Coleridge along with some of the non-fiction prose of the period

EN 6883 Victorian Poets and Prose Writers: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Intensive study of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Swinburne, and other Victorian poets, along with some of the non-fiction prose of the period

EN 6893 American Literature to 1800: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student’s major). Three hours lecture. Studies of topics in American literature from its beginnings to 1800

EN 6903 American Literature: 1800-1860: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Studies in Irving, Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, the Transcendentalists, and Southern Humorists. This course cannot be taken before EN 2243

EN 6913 American Literature: 1860-1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Studies in Twain, Whitman, Dickinson, James, Crane, and others. This course cannot be taken before EN 2253

EN 6923 American Novel Since 1900: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. A study of the American novel since Dreiser

EN 6933 Survey of Contemporary Literature: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Significant trends in European and American literature since the outbreak of World War II

EN 6943 Form and Theory of Fiction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Theoretical aspects of fictional technique, genre, style; readings include novels, short stories, and writings about the craft of fiction. Recommended complement to creative writing courses

EN 6953 Form and Theory of Poetry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of English requirements in the student's major). Three hours lecture. Poetic theory; formal conventions, techniques, and innovations in the tradition of English and American poetry. Recommended complement to creative writing courses

EN 6990 Special Topics in English: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EN 7000 Directed Individual Study in English: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EN 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in English: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EN 8103 Graduate Research in English: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A required introduction ot fields of study and to scholarly research and writing in English lang- uage and literature

EN 8333 Studies in Southern Literature: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Studies in the literature of the U.S. South

EN 8513 Studies in English Literature to 1485: 3 hours.

EN 8523 Studies in English Literature 1485-1660: 3 hours.

EN 8533 Studies in English Literature 1660-1832: 3 hours.

EN 8543 Studies in English Literature 1832-1900: 3 hours.

EN 8553 Studies in American Literature to the Civil War: 3 hours.

EN 8563 Studies in American Literature from Civil War-1914: 3 hours.

EN 8573 Studies in Literature Since 1900: 3 hours.

EN 8583 Selected Topics in Language and Literature: 3 hours.

EN 8593 Studies in Post-Colonial Literatures: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Studies in the literatures of the English-speaking world, excluding Great Britain and the United States

EN 8990 Special Topics in English: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)